Record selection
Records

Sat 24 Aug 2019 Ashwell [TL270395] 7 Swift, 18.00 heading east over village (R Holdsworth )

Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath, 1 Pied Flycatcher (Barry Reed)

Barley [TL409377] 2 Whinchat, in field in Shaftenhoe End (Hugo Rainey)

Berkhamsted, 1 Swift, 1830 circling town for 10 minutes (Mike Spittles)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 8+ Swift, high over station moor 10:00 going west (Gary Hinton)

Buntingford, 10 House Martin, over high street (Murray Orchard)

Buntingford, 2+ Swift, over the high street/village (Murray Orchard)

East Hyde, 2 Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen)

East Hyde, 13 House Martin (Jenny Sherwen)

Hitchin [TL19723024] 1 Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 7 Swallow, heading south early am (Nick Goss)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 1 Whinchat, SE corner of travellers site (Kevin Widgery)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 4 Yellowhammer (Kevin Widgery)

Radwell nr Baldock, 1 Hobby, flew low over car park (Luke Brookes)

Radwell nr Baldock, c.4 Pied Flycatcher, 2 by highway crossing along Norton road and 2 in top cowfields (Luke Brookes)

Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Luke Brookes)

Radwell nr Baldock, 3 Whinchat (Luke Brookes)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL386102] 1 Marsh Harrier, juv over meadow and draper hide (vicky buckel)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 1 Raven (Ray Hooper)

Therfield nr Royston, 4 Yellowhammer, along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston, 1 Whinchat, along arable track E of Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, with the Corn Buntings (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL347383] 220 Corn Bunting, large flock in uncut wheat fields E of Icknield Way - sitting on the tops of wheat ears and flying to feed along arable farm track and weedy ditch (Murray Orchard)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1+ Kingfisher (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196048] 1 Hobby (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Garganey, juv/fem/eclipse drake? (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196055] 1 Whinchat, central hedge, grass field N of main pit (Steve Blake)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905132] 1 Common Tern (Axel Kirby)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP910131] 1 Little Egret, in reed beds by cemetery corner (Axel Kirby)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP906131] 2 Common Snipe, on rock breakwater, seen from jetty (Axel Kirby)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black Tern, Juvenile dropped in about 8.20, still present 12.30 (Ian Williams et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Snipe (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Curlew, family group briefly (Ian Williams et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Nigel Webber)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Raven (Nigel Webber)

Fri 23 Aug 2019 Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Water Rail (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.4 Raven, family group? Circling over the woodland out from view point. (Anders Gray )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.1 Hobby (Anders Gray )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.2 Common Sandpiper (Anders Gray )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.1 Cuckoo, juv, flew low over watchpoint (Anders Gray )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.1 Kingfisher (Anders Gray )

Batford [TL149152] 1 Swift, over garden (Darin Stanley)

Berkhamsted Common, 1 Barn Owl, roosting adjacent to Common (Mike Spittles)

East Hyde, 2 Yellow Wagtail, male and juvenile. (Clifford Smout)

Furneux Pelham [TL424264] 1 Redstart, a male flew across the road 2.40 pm (Laurence Drummond)

Hertford [TL314124] 4+ House Martin (Jenny Sherwen)

Lemsford Springs [TL222122] 2 Green Sandpiper (David Wheatcroft)

Stevenage, 1 Peregrine Falcon, on lights of Vista Tower at 20.20 (Alan Ford)

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Marsh Tit (Keith Smith)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 6+ Willow Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1+ Kingfisher (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.23 Tree Sparrow (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellowhammer, over the viewpoint (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Hobby (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Garganey, fem/juv/eclipse drake? (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Welwyn Garden City [TL253143] 1 Grey Wagtail, Blackfan Lagoon (David Wheatcroft)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192042] 1 Little Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL186043] 4+ Yellow Wagtail, over A-Maiz-Ing Maze field (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Water Rail (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Garganey, eclipse male (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby, over reedbed (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red-crested Pochard, eclipse male (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)

Thu 22 Aug 2019 Batford [TL149153] 2 Swift (Darin Stanley)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 1 Swift, heading west over station moor 19:35 (G.Hinton)

Cole Green area [TL265114] 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Andy Haig)

Colney Heath [TL203053] 1 Stonechat, female on Colney Heath LNR (The Warren) (Rupert Evershed)

Colney Heath, 3 Hobby (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Dane End [TL345207] 1 Hobby, One over golf course . (Nigel Denison)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253249] 1 Green Sandpiper, at balancing pond 17:00 (Andy Day)

Harpenden, 1 Barn Owl, Over Derwent Road 8.37pm (David Lyons)

Lemsford Springs, 1 Green Sandpiper (Janet and Francis Dowley)

Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Janet and Francis Dowley)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Tern (Adrian Bayliss )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby, catching dragonflies over the reedbed. (Adrian Bayliss)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Adrian Bayliss )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Hobby, flying low over reed bed before sunrise, (Lynne Lambert)

Redbournbury, c.15 Yellow Wagtail, Flushed from tree by stream in front of Mill by passing sparrowhawk (David Lyons)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Garganey, eclipse drake still (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Common Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Common Snipe (Allan Meadows)

Tewin, c.18 Yellow Wagtail, Large Flock of Imm Yellow Wagtails looked liked they were going to roost in an unharvested crop field at 20:30 (Ian Taylor)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Hobby, On the Scrape. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Welwyn Garden City, 6 Swift, 6 birds over the junction of The Links & Valley road early evening. (Anthony Dorman)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905132] 2 Little Egret, 1 roosting on central island, another feeding on mud (Axel Kirby)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Richard Ness)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Richard Ness)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (Richard Ness)

Wed 21 Aug 2019 Batford [TL149153] 1 Swift (Darin Stanley)

Batford [TL149153] 1 Raven (Darin Stanley)

Lemsford Springs, 7 Green Sandpiper

Panshanger Park, 1 Raven (Murray Brown)

Redbournbury, 2 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)

Redbournbury, c.1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Gardiner)

Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

Redbournbury [TL120108] 7 Yellow Wagtail, by mill (Alan Gardiner)

Redbournbury, 1 Hobby (Alan Gardiner)

Redbournbury, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Garganey, fem/juv (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 3+ Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c.70 Linnet, car park 1 (Steve Blake)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Adrian Bayliss)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, hide meadow

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40 Sand Martin (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Water Rail (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Garganey, eclipse drake from hide (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903130] 1 Spotted Redshank, still present at 7.20 p.m. (Simon West)

Tue 20 Aug 2019 Bernards Heath (St Albans) [TL157086] 19 Ring-necked Parakeet, Flying North-east around 8pm (David Utting)

Chorleywood Common, 22 Chiffchaff, Including a large number in with a tit flock at Slady's Pond (Lee Evans)

Dane End [TL345211] 4 Raven, group of 4 flew over the golf course calling . (Nigel Denison)

East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, c.30 House Martin (David Lyons)

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 1 Willow Warbler (Nick Goss)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Garganey, still from Gadwall Hide (Allan Meadows)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL191050] 1 Willow Warbler (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Steven Pearce)

Verulamium Park, 1 Swift, feeding over the Lake at dusk with the first bats. (John Pritchard)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190041] 60+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL191043] 1 Little Owl (Steven Pearce)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Water Rail, adult and juvenile

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Redshank, juvenile late evening, flew off

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, hide meadow

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Common Tern, dropped in late evening

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Redstart, very brief view of male type in hedge hide meadow

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Wheatear, probably 1CY. (Roger Dewey)

Mon 19 Aug 2019 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 together before splitting up. (Anders gray )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.2 Egyptian Goose (Anders gray )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.1 Hobby (Anders gray )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Hughes)

Barkway [TL393361] 2 Red Kite, Cokenach estate (Callum Peel)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL045061] 5 Swift, 18:15 over & around moor areas (Gary Hinton)

Cuffley [TL302032] 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jonathan Jack)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, in Shackell Dell nature area at 7.15 this morning (Kevin Widgery)

Harpenden [TL135156] 1 Raven, calling from cemetery conifer (Alan Gardiner)

Pigeonswick (Knebworth Woods) [TL223229] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Oak Grove in a mixed Tit flock (Alan Ford)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Marsh Tit, one through private garden - first for 20 years. (John Pritchard)

Stanstead Abbotts, 1 Corn Bunting, in farmland near Newlands (off Hunsdon rd); a major rarity in this part if the county. (Barry Reed)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 10+ Tree Sparrow (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 2+ Swift (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Verulamium Park [TL135070] 1 Wheatear (Tricia Gibbons)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 1 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190042] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192042] 1 Little Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190042] c.30 Linnet (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Tern (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red-crested Pochard (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Sand Martin (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Red Kite (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Garganey, female/juv (Lynne Lambert)

Sun 18 Aug 2019 Ashwell [TL256388] 1 Red Kite (Jonathan Jack)

Braughing [TL410247] 1 Hobby, Braughing Friars (Paula Moore)

East Hyde, 1+ Swallow (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 10+ House Martin (David Lyons)

Hitchin [TL205288] 1 Kingfisher, Coots corner fishery pond (Callum Peel)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellow Wagtail, associating with cattle adjacent to Mill (John Pritchard)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Common Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Wigeon (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Green Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Hobby, circling high near Bow Bridge. (John Pritchard)

Tring Reservoirs (exact reservoir not specified) [SP920135] 1 Hobby, hunting dragonflies over the reed beds (Gary Mason)

Tring Reservoirs (exact reservoir not specified) [SP903130] 6 Black-tailed Godwit, seen from Drayton Hide (Gary Mason)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Grey Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, flying over (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Tree Pipit, flew south over main pit towards Garden Wood mid-morning (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Swift (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, In bushes by Willows Lake/bridge over river with tit & warbler flock (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, In same area as flycatcher with many Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Whitethroats & tits (Rupert Evershed)

Wallington [TL292329] 2 Marsh Tit (Jonathan Jack)

Wallington [TL293335] 1 Swallow (Jonathan Jack)

Wallington [TL293335] c.7 House Martin (Jonathan Jack)

Willian nr Letchworth, 3+ Swift, over Roxley Court this afternoon. (Ross Facer)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Hobby, hunting Swallows over farm (Rupert Evershed)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 42+ Ring-necked Parakeet, flying over going south (Rupert Evershed)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP904128] 2 Green Sandpiper, right of hide (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903129] 1 Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP902129] 2 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903129] 3 Common Tern, adults (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903130] 6 Black-tailed Godwit, in front of hide (Jeff Bailey)

Sat 17 Aug 2019 Baldock [TL250318] 1 Hobby, flying over A505 SW of tunnel (Hugo Rainey)

Baldock [TL270327] 2 Quail, calling by Icknield Way footpath at top of bird hill SE Baldock - then both flew across footpath (Mike ilett)

Berkhamsted, 2 Swallow, 1830 passing through (mike spittles)

Berkhamsted, 1 Swift, 1825 passing through (mike spittles)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 1 Swift (Alan Gardiner )

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Swift, feeding over town cricket club (Derek Pratt)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 14 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Wheatear, In harrowed field next to car park (Rupert Evershed)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Little Owl (Rupert Evershed)

Fri 16 Aug 2019 Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL392100] 1 Tree Pipit, caught and ringed this morning. (Toby Spall)

Stevenage, 9+ Swift (Kevin Widgery)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, c.8 Swift (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Yellow Wagtail, flying north over bailiff's hut. (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 15+ Sand Martin (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.15 Tree Sparrow (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.50 House Martin (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Keith Smith)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Sand Martin (Clifford Smout)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Water Rail (Clifford Smout)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Thu 15 Aug 2019 Aldenham Reservoir & Country Park [TQ168957] 1 Barnacle Goose, among a flock of Canada Geese (Gary Mason)

Ashwell [TL265380] 1 Quail, Quail calling from barley - close to track between 17.00 and 17.30 (R Holdsworth)

Berkhamsted, 3 House Martin (mike spittles)

Berkhamsted, c.3 Swift, 1830 3 sightings (mike spittles)

Dellsome Bottom nr Hatfield [TL218058] 1 Peregrine Falcon, low over junction 2 of A1(M) at 07:28 hours, heading towards Tyttenhanger (C. M. Everett)

East Hyde, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Janet and Francis Dowley)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Little Owl, on roof of log pile behind scout hut (Jeff Bailey)

Lemsford Springs [TL222119] 1 Little Egret, seen from both hides (Axel Kirby)

Lemsford Springs [TL221120] 4 Green Sandpiper, two pairs, visible from smaller hide (Axel Kirby)

Panshanger Park [TL300123] 1 Little Egret, on island in Osprey Lake (Axel Kirby)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Stuart Fox)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Common Sandpiper (Stuart Fox)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5 Green Sandpiper (Stuart Fox)

Tewinbury Reserve [TL264139] 1 Kingfisher, flew right to left in front of hide (Axel Kirby)

Tring [SP923116] 14 House Martin, This morning 8.30 am (Nick Goss)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5+ Tree Sparrow (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4+ Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ House Martin (Steven Pearce)

Ware, 1 Swift, flying around the town this morning. My latest ever (Mike Baverstock)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Nigel Webber)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby (Nigel Webber)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red-crested Pochard, eclipse male (Nigel Webber)

Wed 14 Aug 2019 Baldock [TL270327] 1 Quail, Calling from edge of Icknield way footpath at top of Bird Hill SE of Baldock (Mike Ilett)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 6 Swift, 2 then 4 through early morning (Tom.Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Mandarin, south end main lake until 7.30am at least (Tom.Speller)

Stevenage, 3 Peregrine Falcon, over A602 near Old Town 7.50pm heading towards town centre (Tom Speller)

Tewinbury Reserve, 1 Water Rail

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Allan Stewart)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (Allan Stewart)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Allan Stewart)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Wheatear, still on fence posts by dung heap (Allan Stewart)

Tyttenhanger Green nr St Albans, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet (Allan Stewart)

Verulamium Park [TL141067] 1 Little Egret, flying up river (Bill Free)

Verulamium Park [TL140071] 1 Kingfisher, flew from perch near river eastwards along the lake (Bill Free)

Welwyn [TL230162] c.1+ Tree Pipit, recorded as nocturnal flight call (Jamie Dunning)

Tue 13 Aug 2019 Cassiobury Park, 2 Swift, 2 over council yard at 3pm (Ian Bennell)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL228109] 2 Common Tern, Over fishing lake (Ernesrt Leahy)

East Hyde, 5+ Yellow Wagtail (Peter Wilkinson)

East Hyde, 3 Little Owl (Peter Wilkinson)

East Hyde, 7 Mandarin (Peter Wilkinson)

Great Wymondley [TL215282] 1 Little Owl, In cow field behind church (Callum Peel)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 6 Black-necked Grebe (Allan Stewart)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3 Common Tern (Allan Stewart)

Hitchin [TL181297] c.12 Swift, over town centre (Roger Cave)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Common Tern (Phill Luckhurst)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Hobby, feeding over reedbed (Phill Luckhurst)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher, feeding from stick by outflow (Phill Luckhurst)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8+ Swallow (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Common Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Greenshank (Allan Meadows)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL129092] 4 Red Kite (Bill Free)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Barry Reed)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Kingfisher (Barry Reed)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Barry Reed)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (Barry Reed)

Stevenage, 1 Peregrine Falcon, on the vista tower (Ian Harris)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c.15 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), c.20 Swallow, around site (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Willow Warbler, river Colne (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, river Colne (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Allan Stewart)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Steven Pearce)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c.30 Linnet (Steve Blake)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Wheatear, 1st W (Steve Blake)

Mon 12 Aug 2019 Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 1 Little Egret, sitting on wooden bridge across river bulbourne 17:00 (Gary Hinton)

Cuffley [TL302032] c.3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jonathan Jack)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Sandpiper, flew from waterfall between millennium & main lake 7am (Tom.Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Mandarin, juv/female types south end main lake. Departed high west 7.10am (Tom.Speller)

Hemel Hempstead, c.60 Swift, flock of about 60 swifts headed south high over my garden at 7pm (Ian Bennell)

Hexton [TL106300] 1 Red Kite, over Hexton Chalk pits HMWT reserve with Buzzards (NIgel Agar)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Juvenile (Allan Stewart)

Newgate Street nr Cuffley, 1 Peregrine Falcon, west of New Park Farm

Newgate Street nr Cuffley, 4 Yellowhammer, Cold Harbour Farm

Newgate Street nr Cuffley, 1 Willow Warbler, with large tit flock Cold Harbour Farm

Newgate Street nr Cuffley, 8+ Red Kite, Barbers Lodge Farm

Newgate Street nr Cuffley, 1 Whinchat, New Park Farm

Newgate Street nr Cuffley, 1 Wheatear, Cold Harbour Farm

Panshanger Park, 6+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Murray Brown)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Greenshank (Stuart Fox)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Common Sandpiper (Stuart Fox)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Green Sandpiper (Stuart Fox)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL204070] 50+ Linnet, may have been twice that amount (either a very mobile flock or more than one). (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Tern (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197051] 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.20 Swallow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Kingfisher (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Welwyn [TL230162] c.2+ Tree Pipit, recorded as nocturnal flight call (Jamie Dunning)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Egret (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP902128] 7 Common Tern (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5+ Swallow (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Sand Martin (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ House Martin (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903128] 1 Kingfisher (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP902133] 1 Hobby (Nick Goss)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Richard Ness)

Sun 11 Aug 2019 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Ringed Plover (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3+ Common Sandpiper (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Common Tern, 4 adult, 4 juvs (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Swift, flying S (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Hobby (Murray Orchard)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL045061] 5+ Swift, still around (Gary Hinton)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL136097] c.15 House Martin, with Swallows (Bill Free)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL136097] c.15 Swallow, low over fields after rainstorm (Bill Free)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208108] 1 Wheatear, On track. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL210109] 14+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 4 Yellow Wagtail, pair and 2 juveniles (David Lyons)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL165107] 1 Little Owl (Steven Brown)

Stevenage, 1 Hobby, over A1(M) just south of J7 (Murray Brown)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL199112] 1 Yellow Wagtail, Juvenile on smaller of horse paddocks. (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL199112] 10+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Turnstone, In front of the hide from 7.30am until at least 10.15 (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10 Swallow (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 45 Sand Martin (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 House Martin (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Tern, two juveniles (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red Kite (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Swift (Lee Evans)

Sat 10 Aug 2019 Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL128080] c.50 House Martin, feeding low over pasture (Bill Free )

Hertford [TL315123] 1 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Jane Free)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Sand Martin (Jane Free)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.20 House Martin (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ Swift (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Steve Blake)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Little Owl (Steve Blake)

Fri 9 Aug 2019 Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL045061] 20+ Swift, 19:30 (Gary Hinton)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL165107] 2 Little Owl, usual place behind scout hut (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL160115] 10+ Linnet, in and around magical wood (Craig Dunn)

Hitchin [TL130260] 5 Swift (Nigel Agar)

Lemsford Springs, 2 Little Egret (Barry Trevis)

Lemsford Springs, 4 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)

Lemsford Springs, 1 Kingfisher (Barry Trevis)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170104] 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, flying over St Leonards Church (Craig Dunn)

Stevenage, 15 Swift, over old town 4.30pm (Tom Speller)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Osprey, SSW @ 15.48

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 7+ Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Welwyn Garden City [TL237128] 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Willian nr Letchworth, c.2 Swift, At least two over Roxley Court. (Ross Facer)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190043] 1 Little Owl (Steven Pearce)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903130] 1 Common Sandpiper, From hide. (Adrian Bayliss)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903130] 1 Green Sandpiper, In front of Hide. (Adrian Bayliss)

Thu 8 Aug 2019 Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL045061] 4 Swift, over village area 20:15 (Gary Hinton)

Elstree, 2 Swift (Allan Stewart)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 2 Swift, over Millenium lake (Andy Day)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL337137] 1 Swift (Jenny Sherwen)

Lemsford, 3 Green Sandpiper (Barry Trevis)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Kingfisher, Draper nest bank (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper, Draper (Vicky Buckel)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Green Sandpiper (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Swift (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Steven Pearce)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Little Owl, adult pair and their two fledged owlets in dead tree near Tyttenhanger House (LGRE & Allan Stewart) (Lee Evans)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Wheatear, 3 juveniles in field adjacent to car park (LGRE & Allan Stewart) (Lee Evans)

Wed 7 Aug 2019 Berkhamsted, 2 Swift, 2045 over town (mike spittles)

Berkhamsted Common, 2 Raven (Mike Spittles)

Chells Manor (Stevenage), 1 Swift, over garden near manor house (Ray Hooper)

Maple Cross [TQ025923] 1 Goshawk, 3pm female juvenile Goshawk flew over the house (Chris Bessant)

St Albans [TL145062] 1 Hobby, flew north east over Sainsbury's c car park at 12.15 (Pete Waldron)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2+ Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Egyptian Goose (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 6 Common Tern (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tue 6 Aug 2019 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Little Egret (Bob Harris)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Bob Harris)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Common Tern, 4 adults and 2 juveniles (Bob Harris)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Bob Harris)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Hobby

Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Bob Harris)

Barley [TL406378] 2 Grey Partridge, in paddock in Shaftenhoe End (Hugo Rainey)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 5 Swift, around village/ moor area 20:35 (Gary Hinton)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP [TL197102] 1 Green Sandpiper (Robin Pearson)

Dane End [TL324210] 7+ Red Kite, over newly mown wheat field . (Nigel Denison)

East Hyde, 2 Little Owl (Jenny Sherwen)

East Hyde, 1 Hobby (Jenny Sherwen)

Reed [TL369365] 1 Red Kite (Callum Peel)

Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Hobby (Jane Free)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4+ Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Grey Wagtail (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Green Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Egyptian Goose (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903129] 1 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP904128] 1 Green Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP902129] 1 Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Jeff Bailey)

Mon 5 Aug 2019 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Little Ringed Plover, Juvenile (Phil Blatcher)

Lemsford Springs, 1 Green Sandpiper, first juvenile for summer (Barry Trevis)

Panshanger Park, 1 Hobby, hunting grassland to north of Broadwater (Murray Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), c.5 Green Sandpiper, alternating between main pit and fishing lake (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4+ Common Tern (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, first seen in dead branches to left of High Viewpoint, later observed in overgrown area between pit and Tyttenhanger Farm horse paddock. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Egret (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL185044] 1 Cuckoo, presumably the same bird seen regularly over the past week, but now on the concrete track side of the Amaizing Maze field. (Steven Pearce)

Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon, noisily circling over football stadium, Vicarage Road (David Denham )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL191043] 3 Little Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.2 Little Egret (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Red Kite (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper, In front of hide (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper, In front of hide (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Tern (Nick Goss)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] 1 Marsh Tit, In hedgerows possibly 2 birds (Nick Goss)

Sun 4 Aug 2019 Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 4 Swift, 9:30 around village area (Gary Hinton)

Braughing [TL395260] 16 Red Kite, feeding in hayfield (Paula Moore)

Cannock's Wood (Knebworth Woods) [TL226227] 2 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)

Chells Manor (Stevenage), 8 Swift, over manor house (Ray Hooper)

Felden, 2 Raven, circling high then seen diving down in distance (Gary Hinton)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL165115] 10+ Linnet (Craig Dunn)

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Little Egret (Gary Hinton)

Hitchin [TL130260] c.4 Swift, over the Oakfield estate c 18:00 hrs (NIgel Agar)

Little Almshoe nr Hitchin, 3 Peregrine Falcon, hunting over farmland (Ray Hooper)

Redbournbury [TL122103] 5 Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Sandon [TL322345] 4 Spotted Flycatcher, pair with 2 juv in garden to right of church (Mike ilett)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122099] 1 Cuckoo, flying between large willows, perching on bare branches. (John Pritchard)

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Marsh Tit (Keith Smith)

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Raven, overhead (Keith Smith)

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Barn Owl (Keith Smith/ Pete Oakenfull)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Wallington [TL284338] 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adults in recently harvested field (Mike ilett)

Sat 3 Aug 2019 Berkhamsted, 6 Swift, passing through (Mike Spittles)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, c.25 Swift, 20:20 high over village area (Gary Hinton)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Little Owl (David Lyons)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Greenshank, showing well from draper hide

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL129092] c.50 House Martin, feeding over pasture and oak trees (Bill Free )

Symondshyde Great Wood, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Chris Ruis)

Therfield Heath [TL333396] 2 Spotted Flycatcher, two on edge of Fox Covert by Church Hill (Phil Bishop)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL200056] 1 Little Owl, In hedgerow linking Warren Farm with Park Corner Water Works/Model Railway site. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.12 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Verulamium Park [TL145073] c.10 Ring-necked Parakeet (Bill Free )

Welham Green [TL228062] 2 Raven (Andrew Steele)

Fri 2 Aug 2019 Almshoe Bury nr Stevenage [TL211246] 4 Corn Bunting (Alan Ford)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 10+ Swift, around village area 09:25 (Gary Hinton)

East Hyde, 1 Barnacle Goose (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl, locally bred juvenile (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2+ Little Owl (David & Liz Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Barnacle Goose (David & Liz Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David & Liz Lyons)

Harpenden Common [TL137131] 2 Red Kite, with three buzzards (hay cutting in progress) (Robin Pearson)

Hitchin [TL130260] c.3 Swift, over the Oakfield Estate 17:00 hrs (NIgel Agar)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 9 Ring-necked Parakeet, In Money Hole Park (Lee Fitz)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1+ Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Common Tern (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Green Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 1 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Keith Smith)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL191043] 2+ Little Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL186045] 1 Cuckoo, juvenile (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, on left of footpath to hide late afternoon (Ian Putman & Steve Sharp)

Thu 1 Aug 2019 Berkhamsted Common, 30+ Linnet (Mike Spittles)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 12 Swift, showing around village area at 20:12 (Gary Hinton)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] 25+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] 2 Yellowhammer, singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 5 Sand Martin, four active holes. Two juveniles in hole where two young seen on 25th July, after a while flew off. (Steven Pearce)

Digswell Lake [TL243148] 2 Mandarin, flew over this evening (Matt Livesey )

Digswell Lake [TL243148] 1 Kingfisher (Matt Livesey )

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 40+ House Martin, from local colony, feeding with swifts (Anders Gray )

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 50+ Swift, feeding and then heading south at mid day. (Anders Gray )

Hitchin [TL130260] 3+ Swift, over the Oakfield estate (Nigel Agar)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL128091] 5 Swift (Bill Free)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP919138] 1 Common Sandpiper (Adrian Bayliss )

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4+ Common Tern (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Common Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL193055] 1 Grey Wagtail, Flying over. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Cuckoo (Andrew Steele)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5 Red Kite, scavenging low over the cut oilseed rape fields (Rupert Evershed)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Little Owl, adult with 3 juvs (Rupert Evershed)