The tables below give the status of records submitted to the Herts Rare Birds Panel that are being or have been assessed. Where records are indicated as not proven, the Panel felt that for most cases the species was probably the one claimed but that insufficient evidence was available to be 100 per cent sure of the identification and only occasionally that a misidentification had been made.

The species on the Hertfordshire list needing descriptions are shown here and should be reported using the Herts rarity description form.

Last updated on 20 September 2018. 

Information about the current panel members can be viewed here.

Key: C = record in circulation, A = record accepted, NP = record not proven.

2017

Date Species Location Status Observer Comment
30 December

Caspian Gull

Hilfield Park Reservoir

A

Tony Blake

First winter.
29 December

Iceland Gull

Hilfield Park Reservoir

A

Steve Murray

 
28 December

Shag

Berkhamsted

NP

 

 
18 December

Parrot Crossbill

Broxbourne Woods

C

 

Three birds, two males and a female.
8 December

Great White Egret

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Rupert Evershed

 
7 December

Great White Egret

Maple Cross NR

A

Phil Luckhurst

 
18 November

Snow Bunting

Wilstone Reservoir

A

D J Hilliard

 
9 November

Slavonian Grebe

Hilfield Park Reservoir

A

Steve Murray

 
3 November

Great White Egret

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Tyttenhanger Birders

Present from 3 November until 9 December.
25 October

Shag

Wilstone Reservoir

A

Roy Hargreaves

 
12 October

Yellow-browed Warbler

East End Green

A

Barry Reed

 
11 October

Great White Egret

Panshanger Park

A

Michael Hooper

 
8 October

Great White Egret

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Steve Blake

Two birds present.
26 September

Spotted Crake

Rye Meads

A

Barry Reed

 
17 September

Wryneck

Harpenden

A

Tim Hill

 
16 September

Wryneck

Hitchin

A

Tony Hukin

 
12 September

White-winged Black Tern

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Steve Blake

 
10 September

Gannet

Wilstone Reservoir

A

Roy Hargreaves

 
7 September

Wryneck

Amwell NR

A

Barry Reed

 
31 August

Pink-footed Goose

Wilstone Reservoir

A

Ian Bennell

One from 31 August with two from 14 October.

16 August

Bee-eater

Bayford

A

M & T Whyman

Maximum seven birds.
10 August

White Stork

Little Hadham

A

Alex Quig

 
3 June

Honey Buzzard

Wilstone Reservoir

A

Steve Rodwell & Charlie Jackson

 

8 May

Yellow Wagtail of the race M. f. thunbergi (‘Grey-headed Wagtail’)

Hilfield Park Reservoir

A

Roger Seymour

 

1 May

Kentish Plover

Pitstone No2 Quarry

A

Dave Bilcock

Apparently present the day before.

30 April

Dotterel

Clothall

A

Janet Southwood

Five birds present.
30 April

Fulmar

Amwell NR

A

Phil Ball

 
30 April

Temminck’s Stint

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Ricky Flesher

 
29 April

Slavonian Grebe

Hilfield Park Reservoir

A

Steve Murray

Two birds.
26 April

Dotterel

Therfield Heath

A

Martin Johnson

Four birds.
26 April

Nightjar

Hartham

NP

 

Two birds.
24 April

Iceland Gull

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Richard Coombes

Finder was Rupert Evershed.

22 April

Caspian Gull

Fairlands Valley, Stevenage

A

Tom Speller

Second calendar year bird, carrying colour ring X307.
26 February

Iceland Gull

Hilfield Park Reservoir

A

Steve Murray

 
23 January

Dipper

Whitwell

A

Carol Lodge

 
17 January

Red-necked Grebe

Hilfield Park Reservoir

C

 

 
15 January

Hoopoe

Berkhamsted

NP

 

 
11 January

Caspian Gull

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Samuel Perfect

 
7 January

Caspian Gull

Tyttenhanger GP

A

Steve Blake

 

 

 

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