Record selection
Records

Sat 22 Jul 2017 Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood [TL158107] 1 Hobby (Andrew Steele)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Common Sandpiper (Phil Bishop)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Marsh Harrier, female flew south at 1145 (Phil Bishop)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Green Sandpiper (Phil Bishop)

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

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

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

Stocker's Farm, 1 Red Kite (Geoff Young)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL193060] 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, dramatically but unsuccessfully hunting Swallows low over water (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Greenshank, dropped in from high at 6pm (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Rupert Evershed)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)

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

Fri 21 Jul 2017 Reed [TL346368] 1 Hobby (Gordon Fuller)

Stevenage [TL214244] 1 Corn Bunting, Potters Spring west of A1m (Alan Ford)

Stevenage [TL215244] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Ford)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190051] 4 Oystercatcher (S Blake/R Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 2 Common Tern (S Blake/R Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Kingfisher (S Blake/R Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL193052] 1 Barnacle Goose (Tom Speller)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195051] 3 Common Sandpiper (Tom Speller)

Ware [TL360145] 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over South (Ian Edwads)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP901131] 3 Oystercatcher, Adults with their juvenile. (Adrian Bayliss)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Sandpiper, in front of hide late morning (Allan Meadows)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper, on raft (Allan Meadows)

Thu 20 Jul 2017 Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Common Tern, Main Lake (Alan Ford)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253240] 2 Common Sandpiper, Main Lake (Alan Ford)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 4 Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)

Symondshyde Great Wood [TL200105] 3+ Red Kite (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL193060] 3 Green Sandpiper, on North Pit, by A414 layby. (Steven Pearce)

Wed 19 Jul 2017 Aldbury nr Tring, 1+ Raven, over Aldbury Nowers NR (Jenny Sherwen)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Common Tern, main lake (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253249] 1 Common Sandpiper, balancing pond (north end of the park) (Tom Speller)

Hitchin [TL203284] 2 Grey Partridge, In field between Hitchin and Ashbrook (Callum Peel)

Hitchin [TL202281] 2 Yellowhammer, along footpath from Hitchin to Ashbrook (Callum Peel)

Hitchin [TL203281] 4 Linnet, footpath from Hitchin to Ashbrook (Callum Peel)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 2 Cetti's Warbler, calling, visible from path by Kingfisher hide (Anna Marett)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 2 Kingfisher (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195054] 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 6+ Common Tern (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196052] 1 Little Egret (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196051] 2 Green Sandpiper (S Blake)

Tue 18 Jul 2017 Bishop's Stortford, 1 Raven, over Gipsy Lane being harassed by other corvids at 11am (Alex Quig)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL296367] 1+ Quail, singing in pea field next to Sandon road at 705pm

Great Wymondley [TL215282] 1 Little Owl, grass field near to church (Callum Peel)

Oxhey, 3 Red Kite, over Paddock Road allotments. (Geoff Young)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL190050] 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL193060] 1 Green Sandpiper, North Pit (by A414 layby) (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 2 Common Tern (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194053] 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Redshank, 11am. (Steven Pearce)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, over Watford General Hospital (David Denham)

Watton at Stone, 1 Kingfisher, river Beane (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 1 Red Kite, over allotments harassing a Buzzard (Tony Barrett)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, adult in evening for 20 minutes (Ian Williams)

Mon 17 Jul 2017 Harpenden [TL144128] 1 Little Egret, flying above Crabtree Lane (Albert Callewaert)

Watton at Stone [TL306192] 3 Red Kite, over Watton bypass (Nigel Denison)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] 2 Oystercatcher (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] c.13 Little Egret (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] 1 Little Ringed Plover, on spit 16:00 (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] 2 Common Tern (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] 1 Kingfisher, fishing along side hide (Gary Hinton)

Sun 16 Jul 2017 Hatfield [TL221066] 1 Red Kite (Steven Pearce)

Hitchin [TL203281] 2 Linnet (Callum Peel)

Hitchin [TL203281] 1 Yellowhammer (Callum Peel)

Hitchin [TL204285] 1 Red Kite (Callum Peel)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 4 Peregrine Falcon, 2 adults on pylons 2 juvs on concrete supports in substation (Ray Hooper)

Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood [TL139008] c.20 Linnet (Alan Gardiner )

Stocker's Lake, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, c.7 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Oystercatcher (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196052] 2 Garganey, female and eclipse male (Chris Ruis)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 2 Marsh Tit (Ray Hooper)

Sat 15 Jul 2017 Colney Heath [TL195059] 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, over Park Corner (Clive Harding)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 3 Peregrine Falcon (Mike Powell)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 adults, 1 chick, Gadwall hide (Allan Meadows)

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

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

Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard, both female (Charlie Ramsay)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 6 Little Egret (G Lapworth)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 3 Kingfisher, perched together opp Kingfisher hide (G Lapworth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Steve Blake)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192044] 1 Little Owl (Steve Blake)

Fri 14 Jul 2017 Abbots Langley [TL087019] 2 Red Kite (Steven Pearce)

Great Wymondley [TL216284] 2 Little Owl, grassland fields near to church (Callum Peel)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 7 Egyptian Goose, 2ads, 5juvs (Steve Carter )

Sopwell nr St Albans [TL154053] 1 Little Egret, along River Ver by mill. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 6+ Common Tern

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Barnacle Goose, escaped

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Kingfisher

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 1 Kingfisher

Wadesmill nr Ware, c.60 Lesser Black-backed Gull, ploughed field along Anchor Lane (Chris Beach )

Wadesmill nr Ware, c.100 Black-headed Gull, ploughed field along Anchor Lane (Chris Beach )

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods) [TL229227] 3+ Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL191044] 1 Little Owl

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190042] 2 Oystercatcher

Thu 13 Jul 2017 Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 1 Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 6 Corn Bunting (Andrew Steele)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 2 Quail, singing in crop field at bottom of hill. (Simon West)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified [TL166113] 6 Linnet (Gary Hinton)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified [TL166113] 1 Little Owl, on post on entry road by passing bay 12:30 (Gary Hinton)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL168117] 3 Yellowhammer (Gary Hinton)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL168117] 1 Red Kite (Gary Hinton)

Hitchin [TL202280] 1 Linnet (Callum Peel)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL339135] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Simon Knott)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 4 Peregrine Falcon, 2 adults & 2 juvs still on Pylons in substation (Ray Hooper)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 3 Raven, flew in from St Ippolyts & promptly attacked by Peregrine (Ray Hooper)

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

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

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Ruff, female from Gadwall Hide (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 adults with 1 chick from Gadwall Hide (Allan Meadows)

Sandon [TL32203450] 1 Exotic/escape, Laughing Dove still present until c10.00 a.m. (Simon West)

Sandon, 3 Red Kite, circling over churchyard. (Simon West)

Sandon, c.4 Spotted Flycatcher, in churchyard. (Simon West)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL123097] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, singing - quieter and more intermittent than recently (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL123097] 1 Yellow Wagtail (John Pritchard)

Wed 12 Jul 2017 Bernards Heath (St Albans) [TL157086] c.60 Ring-necked Parakeet, flying west between c20.30 and 20.45hrs in five 'waves'. 30 birds in biggest of these. (David Utting)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 3 Quail, present mid-evening (Peter E. Hutchins)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 2 Grey Partridge, A pair - flushed by crop spraying of the pea field, moving to the Wheat north of the road; also at least one Red-legged present (Peter E. Hutchins)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 6+ Corn Bunting (Peter E. Hutchins)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 1 Quail, calling north of gate mid-morning (Phil Bishop)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 6 Egyptian Goose, 5 juveniles with one adult (Steve Carter )

Panshanger Aerodrome [TL267134] 2 Linnet

Sandon, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, about the churchyard early evening (Peter E. Hutchins)

Sandon, 1 Other, Laughing Dove: present to mid-evening (Peter E. Hutchins)

Sandon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, in churchyard trees (Phil Bishop)

Stevenage [TL255277] 1 Hobby, flyover, 7.30pm

Thorley nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Keith Watts)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 6+ Common Tern (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 2 Oystercatcher (A Gardiner/S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 2 Common Sandpiper (A Gardiner/S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Little Owl, Calling from usual tree at dusk (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 3 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Steele)

Tue 11 Jul 2017 Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL293367] 2 Quail, calling on edge of barley field at 11:30 (Michael Hooper)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL294367] 4+ Corn Bunting, in pea and barley field (Michael Hooper)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL252239] 2 Common Sandpiper, main lake (Tom Speller)

Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, 6+ Yellowhammer, singing males in farmland surround Highfield Farm (Rupert Evershed)

Highfield Farm nr Tyttenhanger, 1 Little Owl (Rupert Evershed)

Oxhey, 1 Red Kite, circling with 2 Common Buzzards. (Geoff Young)

Sandon [TL322345] 4+ Spotted Flycatcher, in churchyard at 12:30. Laughing Dove still present on roof top of adjacent house (Michael Hooper)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, c.6 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 18+ Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Mon 10 Jul 2017 Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 3 Quail, 3 calling birds in the barley field (Lee G R Evans)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL294367] 5 Corn Bunting (Michael Hooper)

Hitchin [TL196284] 1 Red Kite (Nigel Agar)

Kelshall nr Royston, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Feeding on wires to N of St Faith's chuchyard (Ray Facer)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage [TL206270] 3 Peregrine Falcon, two adults and one juvenile on concrete pillars on the northern edge of site (Michael Hooper)

Sandon, 1 Other, Laughing Dove showing very well on buildings next to church.No sign of rings on tarsi. (Alex Quig)

Sandon, 8 Spotted Flycatcher, two pairs present in village and feeding young (Lee G R Evans)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL202273] 2 Raven, two near to Sewerage Treatment works (Michael Hooper)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL191052] 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Barnacle Goose (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194054] 1 Mandarin, female (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 8 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

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

Wallington, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, in village and buisily feeding young (Lee G R Evans)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL189043] 1 Little Owl (Steve Blake)

Sun 9 Jul 2017 Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath [TL345112] 1 Crossbill, female calling at top of pine tree, near zooming dragonfly seat at 10.30am (Kevin Standbridge )

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL294367] 2+ Quail, at least two calling (Tom Speller)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, singing and showing intermittently , mid morning. (Brendon Fagan)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, between Round Wood and Hillend Farm (Brendon Fagan)

Hilfield Park Reservoir [TQ154957] 1 Little Egret, juv. (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir [TQ158957] 1 Garganey, seen from hide - still present at 7.35pm (Tony Blake)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 4 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Juveniles in sub station. 1 adult on pylon and hunting, 1 adult flew in with food (Ollie Williams/Alan Williams)

Marshalswick (St Albans), 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, over St Albans tennis club (Brendon Fagan)

Sandon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, churchyard (Tom Speller)

Sandon, 1 Other, Laughing Dove, presumed escapee near entrance to churchyard (Tom Speller)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122097] 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 singing intermittently at distance across the marsh. (John Pritchard)

Tewinbury Reserve [TL261140] 1 Redwing, adult in primary moult. Caught in mist net on CES vist 7 ring no RT94533 No brood patch. Presumed non-breeder.? (Robin Cole)

Wallington [TL292338] 2 Spotted Flycatcher, pair feeding young at junction of Kits Lane & The Street - Note differnet pair to the church pair (Mike Ilett)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, adult & fledged young, churchyard (Tom Speller)

Ware [TL362148] 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over heading south (Ian Edwards)

Watford [TQ109966] 1 Peregrine Falcon, juvenile early morning (Chris Sharp)

Sat 8 Jul 2017 Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL294368] 1 Quail, calling distantly from green gate at bottom of Deadmans Hill (Mike Ilett)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 1 Oystercatcher (John Coleman)

Heartwood Forest - Round Wood, 1 Little Owl, In dead tree bordering Hill End Farm field. (Rupert Evershed)

Heartwood Forest - Round Wood, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, in usual area. Seen together in same bush about 10 feet away. Presumed pair with male singing quietly. (Rupert Evershed)

Little Almshoe nr Hitchin [TL205256] 2 Corn Bunting, singing males (Callum Peel)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage [TL203269] 3 Peregrine Falcon (Callum Peel)

St Albans [TL158084] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Axel Kirby)

St Albans, c.15 Ring-necked Parakeet, In flight near Harpenden Road (David Wheatcroft )

Titmore Green nr Stevenage [TL211260] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Callum Peel)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4+ Common Tern (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195051] 1 Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Warren's Green nr Stevenage [TL260283] 1 Little Owl, calling near Tilekin Farm

Warren's Green nr Stevenage, 12+ Yellowhammer, numerous pairs + juvs between Great Ashby & Warren's Green

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL189043] 1 Little Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905126] 8 Linnet, several in and out of the same points in hedges (Chris Ruis)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Little Egret (Chris Ruis)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Chris Ruis)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP901130] 2 Oystercatcher (Chris Ruis)

Fri 7 Jul 2017 Buntingford [TL362295] 2 Red Kite (Claire Carter)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253242] 1 Kingfisher, around waterfall between main & millennium lakes (Tom Speller)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 1 Little Owl (Trevor Chapman)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 1 Peregrine Falcon, in little owl tree (Trevor chapman)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling and showing well just off path to Round Wood 10am, still at 15:45-16:30 (Ben Sandford Smith/Dan Fletcher)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 4 Peregrine Falcon, 2 adults 2 juvs still at substation on pylons (Ray Hooper)

Priory Park nr Hitchin [TL182281] 1 Barn Owl, over grass field beside A602 (Callum Peel)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL195268] 1 Kingfisher, Lake at St Ibbs park (Callum Peel and Joshua Burge)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL203268] 2 Raven (Michael Hooper)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL195056] 3+ Tree Sparrow, In oak by mound (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5+ Common Tern (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL187043] 2 Oystercatcher (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 3 Little Egret (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Barnacle Goose (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194054] 2 Common Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Andrew Coates)

Wallington, 2 Yellow Wagtail, both juveniles (Ray Hooper)

Wallington, 1 Peregrine Falcon, sat in field east of 5 bar gate (Ray Hooper)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL190041] 1 Little Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Thu 6 Jul 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Black-necked Grebe, from viewpoint but very mobile (Phil Ball)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL163118] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, singing intermittently from cover 11:00 (Alan Gardiner)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 2 Raven, mobbed by adult male Peregrine (Ray Hooper)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 4 Peregrine Falcon, 2 adults 2 juv on pylons in substation. Best viewed from far bank (Ray Hooper)

Sandon, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, 2 appeared to be feeding, possibly young but none seen (Ron Baber)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 2 Raven (Callum Peel)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 1 Red Kite (Callum Peel)

Tewinbury Reserve, 3 Kingfisher (Jane Free)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195054] 1 Redshank

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP932134] 3 Oystercatcher, Adults with their juvenile. (Adrian Bayliss)

Wed 5 Jul 2017 Cottered [TL308287] 3 Grey Partridge (Shirley Mackenzie)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 3 Corn Bunting, rattling at 4pm, perched in pea field next to Quail barley field (Alex Quig)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL295368] 2+ Quail, heard from green gate (Steve Blake)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL163118] 1+ Grasshopper Warbler, mainly elusive this am (Steve Blake)

Hitchin [TL206284] 2 Red Kite, over railway line south of Hitchin (Callum Peel)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 2 Raven (Callum Peel)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, c.3 Peregrine Falcon, adult and 2 juveniles. (Geoff Young)

Norton Green nr Stevenage [TL224238] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing near centre (Tom Speller)

Panshanger Park, 1 Cuckoo, juv flying around by cottage 2000hrs

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, in churchyard still at 3pm (Geoff Young/Alex Quig)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122097] 2 Grasshopper Warbler, one heard singing north and one singing south of previously used hawthorn bush at 9.30pm (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew towards Gorhambury (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Hobby, harassing house martins (John Pritchard)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Green Sandpiper (Jane Free)

Stevenage [TL231249] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing in trees by railway line (Tom Speller)

Stocker's Lake, c.15 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, c.15 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Tue 4 Jul 2017 Berkhamsted [SP995069] 1 Redstart, female near swings on Velvet Lawn recreation ground, Berkhamsted, 11.15am (Andrew Bailey)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL048062] 1 Peregrine Falcon, circling over Blackbirds Moor (Gary Hinton)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 3 Quail, calling males in Barley crop by footpath (Lee Evans)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 4 Corn Bunting, In Flax crop (Lee Evans)

Graveley nr Stevenage, 1 Raven, flying to roost towards the southwest. (Clive Brackenbury)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 8 Linnet (Lee Evans)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 8 Yellowhammer, at least 2 pairs feeding young (Lee Evans)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, two birds present; one reeling regularly between 0600 and 1300 hours and a second bird in vegetation acting suspiciously like at a nest site. Second brood likely as males always reel again at this time after first young have fledged (Lee Evans)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 1 Little Owl, sitting on post by entrance track (Darrel Bryant)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL163118] 1 Red Kite (Simon West)

Lemsford Springs, 1 Mandarin, female (Allan Meadows )

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 1 Peregrine Falcon, one adult present this afternoon (Lee Evans)

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 3 Common Tern, over Recreation Ground (Nick Goss)

Sandon, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, in churchyard - pair with 3 young (Lee Evans)

Stevenage, 1 Grey Partridge, in flight towards Gravely. (Clive Brackenbury)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL187043] 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Mandarin, female (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195054] 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret (S Blake)

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

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, pair feeding young in nest (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP901131] 1 Kingfisher, near old spillway. (Adrian Bayliss)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Ringed Plover, flew through late evening (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Redshank (Ian Williams)

Mon 3 Jul 2017 East Hyde [TL130169] 1 Barn Owl, 8:50pm (Bob Pedder)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL164110] 1 Hobby (Simon West)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet, flying south west at 8:30pm (Robin Hilton)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, as yesterday, 9:15am (Clifford Smout)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 1 Raven, within substation (Ray Hooper)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 4 Peregrine Falcon, final juv left nest today. 2 adults and 2 juv viewable on pylons in National grid substation (Ray Hooper)

Peters Green nr Harpenden, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden 08:00 (Neil Bristow)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL385103] 1 Mediterranean Gull, stopped off at Draper hide for c10min (Vicky Buckel)

Sandon, 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, Sandon churchyard, 2 adults feeding 1 fledged young. (Laurence Drummond)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL193060] 1 Green Sandpiper, on North pit, by A414 layby. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL189048] 5 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194053] 2 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

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

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Barnacle Goose (Steven Pearce)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, juv practice flight from YMCA building (Charlie Ramsay)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 13 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

Sun 2 Jul 2017 Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Barn Owl, Hunting over field (Jonathan Braggs)

Benington [TL300218] 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Nigel Denison)

Benington [TL303233] 2 Red Kite (Nigel Denison)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL294368] 1 Quail, at bottom of Deadmans Hill along Sandon road (Mike ilett)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL164118] 1 Little Owl, heard and seen on dead oak tree at 9:50pm (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, seen singing at midday north of field ie Round Wood side (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, 1 Red-backed Shrike, male (Michael I Rathjen)

Hilfield Park Reservoir [TQ156956] 1 Peregrine Falcon, drifting over the gull colony and south bank (Jack Fearnside)

Kimpton [TL190197] 1 Corn Bunting, male singing in barley field (Steve Spalding)

Peters Green nr Harpenden, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden calling at 19:00 (Neil Bristow)

Pin Green nr Stevenage, 2 Red Kite (Ian Harris)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL385103] 1 Green Sandpiper, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL385103] 1 Little Egret, from Draper (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL385103] 3 Little Ringed Plover, from Gadwall (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL385103] 2 Garganey, in front of Draper hide (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL385103] 1 Oystercatcher, from Draper (Allan Meadows)

Sandon [TL322344] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, in Sandon church (Mike ilett)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122097] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, heard reeling at 7.15pm and again at 8.20pm. Grid ref. is approximate, but seemed to be close to the Hawthorn bush where previously seen/heard. (David Utting)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, singing distantly from across the marsh mid-morning (John Pritchard)

Stevenage [TL222233] 1 Marsh Tit, Kitching Lane (Alan Ford)

Stevenage [TL214244] 1+ Corn Bunting, near Potters Spring west of A1M (Alan Ford)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Jeff Bailey)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Sandpiper (Val Payman)

Watford [TQ109966] 4 Peregrine Falcon, 2 adults and 2 young (Chris Sharp)

Sat 1 Jul 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL375127] 1 Mediterranean Gull, adult flew past the Viewpoint and continued up the valley. (Ron Cousins / Phil Ball)

Benington [TL290237] 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Paul Roper)

Croxley Green, 1 Kingfisher, on the river Gade by Beggers Bush Lane. (Hilary Weston)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL294368] 1 Quail, 1 possibly 2 at bottom of Deadmans Hill in fields to the west of the Sandon Road (Mike Ilett)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL163118] 1+ Grasshopper Warbler, still reeling early pm (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood [TL157117] 5 Raven, family group all together calling (Andrew Steele)

Hitchin [TL207292] 1 Peregrine Falcon, over the Wymondley fields near to Purwell Ninesprings (Callum Peel)

Redbourn [TL092129] 1 Hobby, chasing swallows and house martins over horse paddocks (peter tallantire)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)

Stevenage, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing in trees by railway line (Tom Speller)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046934] 2 Egyptian Goose (Chris Ruis)

Stocker's Lake [TQ045934] 1 Kingfisher (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Oystercatcher (S Blake/R Flesher)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (S Blake/R Flesher)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196048] 3 Green Sandpiper, on scrape area (S Blake/R Flesher)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (S Blake/R Flesher)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Ringed Plover (S Blake/R Flesher)

Watford, c.33 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over in 2 flocks over Oxhey hall estate (Joan Thompson )

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Curlew, flew high over my garden at 20:15 (Anders Gray)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL193045] 1 Little Owl (S Blake/R Flesher)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Black-tailed Godwit, flock of 5 through at 6.15am and a further single bird at 6.45am (Ian Williams)