Bird Club Sightings Archive

Please note that the archive contains records sent directly to the Herts Bird Club only (and not records received through other sources such as Birdtrack) and that rarities are pre-assessment. Please go Rare Bird Decisions for rarity decisions

Record selection
Records

Tue 27 Jun 2017 Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood, 1 Raven, flew up from Langley Wood and then circled high before flying off south-west (Rupert Evershed)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL164120] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 9am reeling and showing at 20 yards in scrub between Round Wood and Hillend Farm (Rupert Evershed)

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Lee Evans)

Pitstone No 2 Quarry, 7 Oystercatcher (Lee Evans)

Pitstone No 2 Quarry, 14 Little Ringed Plover (Lee Evans)

Pitstone No 2 Quarry, 2 Linnet (Lee Evans)

Pitstone No 2 Quarry, 7 Mandarin, female with 6 small ducklings (Lee Evans)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL196050] 1 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194053] 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Mon 26 Jun 2017 Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL043062] c.35+ Swift (Gary Hinton)

Cuffley, c.40 Swift, Large flocks seen regularly over M25 in mornings approx. 1.5 miles s west of j25. (Alan Winn)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192046] 2 Tawny Owl, Fledglings (Steve Blake)

Harpenden, 1 Bullfinch, On garden feeder (Janet and Francis Dowley)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL345135] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Simon Knott)

Sandon [TL322347] 1 Green Woodpecker (Steve Hughes)

Sandon [TL321344] c.8 House Martin, Near church, one nest under eaves of yellow house next to church (Steve Hughes)

Sandon [TL322345] 2 Swallow, Flying low over churchyard (Steve Hughes)

Sandon [TL322346] 1 Treecreeper, In trees alongside footpath just outside churchyard (Steve Hughes)

Sandon [TL322346] 2 Song Thrush (Steve Hughes)

Sandon [TL322345] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, in churchyard (Steve Hughes)

Sandon [TL321344] 3 Swift (Steve Hughes)

St Albans [TL142075] 16 Swift (Bill Free)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL187043] 1 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194053] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)

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

Wallington, 300+ Swift (Ross Facer)

Wallington, 30+ Skylark (Ross Facer)

Wallington, 1 Bullfinch, Male in sheep field along from Church (Ross Facer)

Wallington, 30+ Corn Bunting (Ross Facer)

Wallington, 2 Red Kite, over church (Ross Facer)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP902131] 1 Oystercatcher (Adrian Bayliss)

Sun 25 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Garganey (Alan Harris)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL148031] 3+ Lesser Whitethroat, singing males at TL148031, TL142028 and TL144029 (Alan Winn)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL149037] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, and at TL140026 (Alan Winn)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL150029] 2 Linnet (Alan Winn)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin [TL172299] 1 Hobby, seen from garden (Rob Stubbs )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, adults from Gadwall hide (per Jan Swan)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 singing from the marsh north of Shafford Farm (John Pritchard)

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Oystercatcher, 3 (2 adults and juvenile) on centre bank mid morning (Ian Williams)

Sat 24 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper, a slightly early date for the first returning bird (Phil Ball)

Benington [TL248229] 1+ Spotted Flycatcher, Lordship Farm. (Alex Lewis and Thami Ndunge)

Brocket Park, 11 Egyptian Goose, 1 adult,10 juveniles, feeding by bridge /waterfall (Andy Haig)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192047] 2 Tawny Owl, Chicks able to fly tree to tree (Steve Blake)

Hemel Hempstead, 5 Grey Wagtail, Pair feeding 3 fledged young (Lee Evans)

Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swift (Lee Evans)

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Peregrine Falcon, town centre (Lee Evans)

Hemel Hempstead, 6 Herring Gull, 3 nests occupied on building roofs (Lee Evans)

Hemel Hempstead, 2 Mute Swan (Lee Evans)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin [TL172300] 1 Blackcap, In garden - male (Rob stubbs)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin [TL172299] c.30 Swift, Over garden / fields (Rob stubbs)

Oxhey, 1 Red Kite, over Paddock Road allotments this morning. (Geoff Young)

Sandon [TL322344] 2 Spotted Flycatcher, pair at Sandon Church (Mike Ilett)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake [TL390109] 2 Little Egret (Jane Free)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake [TL390109] 1 Hobby (Jane Free)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL204110] 7 Yellowhammer, track linking Symondhyde Farm with Great Braitch Lane (Steven Pearce)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 adult 8 yng (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194051] 2 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, sub adult (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Fri 23 Jun 2017 Bernards Heath (St Albans) [TL152083] 1 Song Thrush (andrew steele)

Gaddesden Row, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, near Jockey End (Ernest Leahy)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192048] 1+ Tawny Owl, 1 seen others calling (S Blake/ R Coombes)

Hertford, 5 Ringed Plover, Pair with three chicks

Hertford, 5 Lapwing, Pair with chicks. Small ponds near East End Green Gravel Pits.

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, c.1 Garganey, adult female from Gadwall hide (Alan Harris)

Stevenage [TL212246] 1 Corn Bunting, near Potters Spring west of A1m (Alan Ford)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL197049] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (S Blake/R Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Stock Dove, On spit (Geoff Young)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Red-legged Partridge, On spit (Geoff Young)

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

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

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern (S Blake/R Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194052] 1 Red-crested Pochard, female (S Blake/R Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Barnacle Goose (S Blake/R Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL187043] 2 Oystercatcher (S Blake/R Coombes)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Sparrowhawk, carrying food (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Lapwing, on mud in front of hide, must have bred on central bank. Probably about 4 days old (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Teal, drake (Ian Williams)

Thu 22 Jun 2017 Braughing [TL408248] 1 Whitethroat, In hedgerow alongside road leading to Braughing Friars (Steve Hughes)

Braughing [TL408252] 7 Yellowhammer, in area north of Friars Road towards Cockhamstead (Steve Hughes)

Braughing [TL409254] 2 Corn Bunting (Steve Hughes)

Braughing [TL409252] 1 Grey Partridge, flushed from alongside footpath in wheat field (Steve Hughes)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans [TL115038] 2 Yellowhammer, entrance to Hanrox turkey farm (Alan Winn)

Graveley nr Stevenage [TL236274] 1 Yellow Wagtail, in flight over wheat field (Clive Brackenbury)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ063939] 20+ House Martin, 12 active nests with chicks poking out around disused waterboard building by Batchworth Roundabout (Mike Hubbard )

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ063939] 1 Sparrowhawk, High over same waterboard building (Mike Hubbard )

Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood [TL136003] 1 Little Owl, ash tree near to house at 21:00 (Alan Winn)

Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet, Flying south in evening (Trevor Chapman)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL386106] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, HMWT meadow (Jenny Sherwen)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL388105] 1 Hobby, HMWT meadow, near Lapwing hide (Jenny Sherwen)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 1 Hobby, chasing House Martins (G Lapworth)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Wren, Singing (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, singing (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Garden Warbler, Singing (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 10 Mute Swan, 6 - Ads and 4 juvs (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Greylag Goose (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Swift (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 12 Swallow (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 House Martin (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Reed Warbler (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, c.70 Black-headed Gull, Including juveniles (Steve carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, 8 Blackcap, Singing (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 8 Chiffchaff, Subsong (Steve carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, 1 Reed Bunting, Singing (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 100+ Canada Goose, With juveniles (Steve carter)

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City) [TL259108] 2 Yellowhammer (Keith Smith)

Theobalds Park nr Enfield [TL344008] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike Ilett)

Verulamium Park [TL139069] 7 Little Egret (Keith Smith/ Keith Dean)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP909131] 1 Kingfisher (Adrian Bayliss)

Wed 21 Jun 2017 Ashwell [TL259390] 1+ Corn Bunting, on usual hedgerows along Newnham Way. 11am. (Frances Hurst)

East Hyde [TL128168] 1 Barn Owl, hunting and resting. (David Lyons)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192049] 4 Tawny Owl, Again at 9.15pm. 1 adult seen and 3 chicks taking short flights. (Rupert Evershed)

Hunton Bridge nr Watford, 2 Yellowhammer, along bottom end of Gypsy Lane (Chris Bessant)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swallow (Steve carter )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 10 Egyptian Goose, inc 5 juvs (Steve Carter )

Theobalds Park nr Enfield [TL344006] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike Ilett)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Barnacle Goose (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5+ Little Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196050] 2 Garden Warbler (Steve Blake)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Mike King)

Tue 20 Jun 2017 East Hyde [TL130167] 2 Little Owl, 2 at 21:15 in/around usual tree (Roger Payne)

East Hyde, 1 Barn Owl, 21:00 (Roger Payne)

East Hyde [TL130167] 1 Hobby, 21:15 over meadow by farm (Roger Payne)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192049] 2 Tawny Owl, 2 fluffy white chicks squeaking in trees behind hide (9.15pm) (Rupert Evershed)

Marshalswick (St Albans) [TL170081] 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, (Mike Walton)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 1+ Hobby, over golf course (Steve Carter)

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 1 Common Tern (Nick Goss)

Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC [TL231143] 1 Firecrest, at the top of Monkswood WGC (Mike Ilett)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL197271] 7 Kestrel, All five young fledged today (Michael Hooper)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing by paddocks (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Garden Warbler, Singing by causeway (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Ringed Plover, late evening (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 8+ Little Ringed Plover, late evening (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Little Egret, roosting in trees at side of pit (Rupert Evershed)

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

Welwyn [TL228149] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Pete Oakenfull/Keith Smith)

Mon 19 Jun 2017 Benington [TL290237] 2 House Martin

Benington [TL290238] 1 Turtle Dove, singing male behind Lordship Farm

Benington [TL298236] 1 Turtle Dove, singing male behind the entrance to the Lordship

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL043062] c.25 Swift, Over and around Boxmoor area, 10:35. Most probably local pairs with fledged young (Gary Hinton)

East Hyde [TL132169] 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde [TL132168] 2 Little Owl (David Lyons)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Hobby, In flight over the second largest lake (Paul Lufkin)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Oystercatcher, briefly at c8am over the main boating lake before flying off (Paul Lufkin)

Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood [TL165107] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood [TL157113] 1 Grey Wagtail (andrew steele)

Hemel Hempstead [TL041074] c.5 Swift, Over and around stoneycroft shopping area 12:45 (Gary Hinton)

Hemel Hempstead, 2 Carrion Crow, mandy brooker (this is why the smaller birds are in such decline,as not content feeding on dead animals they swoop over small birds snatching them from the sky,it sickens me to see ,no mistake and the small birds squawk in a heart wrenching tone .its so evil)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL124094] 2 Grasshopper Warbler, calling after sunset, one from marsh near Dutch barn, one a further 500m north. (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Barn Owl, Hunting over meadows (John Pritchard)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL189049] 1 Barnacle Goose, escape (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL192053] 1 Kingfisher, river Colne (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL182051] 5 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL188044] 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195053] 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196052] 76+ Lapwing (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196052] 3 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Blake)

Walkern [TL304261] 5 Lesser Whitethroat, singing males around the Walkern Bury Farm loop.

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon (David Denham)

Welwyn Garden City [TL239141] 25+ Swift, Over Great Dell/Knightsfield (John Yates)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, still in Rushey meadow (J Taylor)

Sun 18 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Chris Ruis

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose, Chris Ruis

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chris Ruis

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 9 Little Egret, Chris Ruis

Benington [TL290237] 3 Red Kite

Benington [TL290237] 8 Common Buzzard

Colney Heath, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, Ann Lee

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Red Kite, Mandy Brooker

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted [SP969089] 2 Common Tern (Nick Goss)

River Lee at Ware [TL346141] 1 Cetti's Warbler (David Carter)

Sat 17 Jun 2017 Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 2 Raven, Bill Free

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 1 Willow Warbler, Steven Pearce (Singing make in usual place (by Sutton Farm turn-off))

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl, David Lyons (in flight near farm.)

Sandon, 2 Grey Partridge, Graham Knight (at Mill End)

Stevenage [TL231249] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing again in trees by railway and neighbours trees/ bushes (Tom Speller)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 3 Yellowhammer, Steven Pearce (two singing males by farm, near track heading towards Stanborough GP)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Jackdaw, S Blake/R Flesher

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Little Ringed Plover, S Blake/R Flesher

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

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Barnacle Goose, S Blake/R Flesher

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Shoveler, Steven Pearce (A pair)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Oystercatcher, Steven Pearce (on nest, on island,)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Dan Pinkham

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Little Egret, Chris Ruis (on island in middle of reservoir)

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

Fri 16 Jun 2017 Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Mute Swan, Joan Thompson (Brood 6 cygnets parents 396 & 4CBR colour rings)

Lemsford Springs, 1 Grey Wagtail, David Wheatcroft

Lemsford Springs, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, David Wheatcroft

Maple Cross, 6 Swift, Steve Carter

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 7 Egyptian Goose, Steve Carter (2 adults plus 5 well grown juveniles)

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, c20 Swift, Nick Goss (over cricket club)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 5 Kestrel, Michael Hooper (5 nestlings due to fledge any day, in St Ippolyts Church tower. Both parents very active bringing food. At 04:40 parents bringing food to nest ledge.)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 1 Marsh Tit, Michael Hooper (St Ibbs Park)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Hobby, S Blake/R Coombes

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, S Blake/R Coombes

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, S Blake/R Coombes

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Little Egret, S Blake/R Coombes

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Bullfinch, S Blake/R Coombes

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover, S Blake/R Coombes

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern, S Blake/R Coombes

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4+ Tree Sparrow, S Blake/R Coombes

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Andrew Coates

Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon, David Denham

Watford, 150c Swift, Joan Thompson (Over oxhey hall estate & Brightwells fm)

Watford, 1 Common Buzzard, Joan Thompson (Over Oxhey hall estate)

Thu 15 Jun 2017 Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 2 Common Tern, Nick Goss

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, John Pritchard (singing late evening from the marsh near Dutch barn)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Barn Owl, John Pritchard (hunting over riverside meadow)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Steve Carter

Stocker's Lake, 4 Common Tern, Steve Carter

Wed 14 Jun 2017 Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 1 Cuckoo, Graham Knight

King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Redshank, Barry Reed

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Common Snipe, Barry Reed

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth, 1 Oystercatcher, Anna Marett (calling, circling over canal)

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 1 Tawny Owl, Nick Goss

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Tom Speller (pair)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 34 Lapwing, TerrySmith (Main pit)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Garden Warbler, TerrySmith

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Reed Warbler, TerrySmith (Main pit)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Red Kite, Steve Evans / Ann Lee

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Terry Smith

Walkern Hall, 1 Turtle Dove, Paul Roper

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, David Denham

Tue 13 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Caspian Gull, Barry Reed (1st summer)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 20+ Sand Martin, P Delaloye/A Gardiner (at colony in Tarmac quarry. Adult seen leaving on hole, about 12 holes visible but more out of view)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Kestrel, P Delaloye/A Gardiner (4 fully feathered young sitting in ash tree adjacent to nest. Tree has nest boxes for Tree Sparrows)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 5 Peregrine Falcon, Tom Speller (3 juveniles in nest at Wymondley power station. Male brought prey to female at 6.25am, female then fed young in nest then remained on pylon close to nest)

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

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite, Steve Carter

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, John Pritchard (heard singing from marsh opposite Dutch barn at 1pm)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Little Owl, John Pritchard

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 4 Peregrine Falcon, Mike Ilett (Adult & 3 juvenile in nest - Wymondley electricity substation)

Stevenage [TL231250] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing in trees by railway this AM. First noted 21 May (Tom Speller)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Marsh Harrier, David Sampson

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Garden Warbler, Steve Blake (recently fledged)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Buzzard, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 26 Lapwing, Steve Blake

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Ringed Plover, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Pochard, Steve Blake (drakes)

Verulamium Park, 2 Little Egret, andrew steele

Wadesmill nr Ware, 1 Bullfinch, Martin Sharp (Settled briefly on my shed roof)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, David Denham

Watford, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Joan Thompson (M feeding juv in my oxhey hall gdn)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-necked Grebe, Adrian Bayliss (near jetty.)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Oystercatcher, Adrian Bayliss

Mon 12 Jun 2017 Braughing, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Paula Moore (path from friars Road to radio mast)

Braughing, 2 Corn Bunting, Paula Moore (path from Friars Road to radio mast)

East Hyde, 3 Little Egret, Alan Jackson

East Hyde, 1 Barn Owl, Alan Jackson (north of Hyde Farm at 6.50am)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 20 House Martin, Steven Pearce

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3 Lapwing, Steven Pearce (Two adults with at least one half-grown chick (on cattle field).)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 7 Little Ringed Plover, Pyrah (at 16.20)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, David Denham

Sun 11 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Chris Ruis (by canal)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Egret, Chris Ruis

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, Chris Ruis

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Egyptian Goose, Chris Ruis (3 departed north at 6:05pm)

East Hyde, 1 Barn Owl, Duncan Hilliard (hunting over river meadow 6.45)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Oystercatcher, Jack Fearnside (on dam for a short while)

Redbournbury, 2 Grey Wagtail, Alan Gardiner (nest probably within Veolia compound)

Redbournbury, 1 Little Egret, Ernest Leahy (near Dolittle)

Sandon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Mike Ilett (Samson Church)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Hobby, John Pritchard

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 1 Raven, Clive Brackenbury (in flight)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Charlie Ramsay

Stocker's Lake, 1 Common Tern, Charlie Ramsay (no birds at all sitting on any of the rafts)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher, Charlie Ramsay

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Barn Owl, keith smith

Wallington, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Mike Ilett (Wallington church)

Sat 10 Jun 2017 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 4 Egyptian Goose, Andrew Coates

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 26 Little Egret, Barry Reed

Cassiobury Park, 1 Grey Wagtail, Hilary Weston (Juvenile by the river in Gade Avenue.)

Cassiobury Park, 1 Little Egret, Hilary Weston

East Hyde, 1 Barn Owl, Duncan Hilliard (hunting over meadow below bridge)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Red Kite, John Coleman (diving on road kill squirrel)

Panshanger Park, 2 Common Buzzard, Keith smith

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Allan Meadows (from Gadwall hide)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Redshank, Allan Meadows (from Gadwall hide)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cuckoo, Allan Meadows (one male heard, one female seen bubbling as flew over Draper Hide)

Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 1 Common Buzzard, Ivan judd (Low over wood and houses in Woodland Rise)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 3 Peregrine Falcon, Mike Ilett (Adult & 2 Juveniles in nest - Wymondley Electricity Sub Station)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Willow Warbler, Jane Free (singing)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Oystercatcher, Jane Free

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Little Egret, Jane Free

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Cuckoo, Jane Free

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Ringed Plover, NW London RSPB

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Red Kite, NW London RSPB

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Garden Warbler, NW London RSPB (heard)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover, NW London RSPB

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Oystercatcher, NW London RSPB

Fri 9 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Caspian Gull, Barry Reed (1st summer)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Barn Owl, Barry Reed

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Mistle Thrush, Gary Hinton

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 1 Little Egret, Gary Hinton (station moor)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 1 Common Tern, Gary Hinton (over canal by fishery pub 16:35)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 1 Kestrel, Gary Hinton

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 1 Grey Wagtail, Gary Hinton (On fishery pub roof)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 5 Swift, Gary Hinton (over canal)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 1 Hobby, David Booth

Graveley nr Stevenage, 1 Grey Partridge, Clive Brackenbury (One bird along farm track towards Stevenage.)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 1 Tawny Owl, Steve Carter (Juvenile in ad plumage dead below old oaks possibly killed by jackdaws)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, David Bootj (adult + juv)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 10+ Whitethroat, David Bootj (3 family parties plus one singing)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, David Booth (adults)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Barnacle Goose, David Booth

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover, David Booth

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c50 Swift, David Booth

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c30 Sand Martin, David Booth

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 9 Gadwall, Steve Blake (inc 7 duckling 🐥)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 16 Grey Heron, Steve Blake (inc Juvs reared on site)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, T.Wood (11:45am)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, David Denham

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Huw Lewis (single bird present in birch tree in Blakemere Road,Welwyn Garden City,at TL 2313 calling repeatedly)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Kestrel, David Bootj (Two young at nest hole, looking ready to leave)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2+ Kestrel, Steve Blake (juvs)

Thu 8 Jun 2017 Batch Wood nr St Albans, 12 Swift, Bill Free (field to south of golf course)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 6 Great Crested Grebe, Anna Marett (Pair with 2 young, adult with 1 young)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Red Kite, Anna Marett

Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Charlie Ramsay (viewed from pulpit)

Stocker's Lake, 40+ Swift, Charlie Ramsay

Tonwell nr Ware, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Laurence Drummond (Chelsing farm)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c20 Sand Martin, Alan Gardiner

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c50 House Martin, Alan Gardiner

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Ringed Plover, Alan Gardiner

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 100+ Swift, Alan Gardiner

Wed 7 Jun 2017 Bozen Green nr Braughing, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Paula Moore (along track from Braughing)

Croxley Common Moor, 1 Kingfisher, Hilary Weston

Croxley Common Moor, 1 Little Egret, Hilary Weston

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 3 Peregrine Falcon, Tom Speller (2 chicks showing in pylon nest. Female returned with prey & fed then from 7.10am. Possibly a 3rd smaller chick)

Sacombe Park, 1 Barn Owl, Laurence Drummond (hunting at 2.40pm)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Tree Sparrow, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Kingfisher, Alan Gardiner

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c60 House Martin, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Tern, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c100 Swift, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Ringed Plover, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, Steve Blake

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Roger Frost (calling and flying above Watford 12 noon)

Tue 6 Jun 2017 Cassiobury Park, 1 Little Egret, Geoff Young (river Gade)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 4 Peregrine Falcon, Ray Hooper (Checked on birds due to weather. Observed 2 young being fed @17:45. Then wind/rain came and adult protected young from rain. Nest looked a bit wobbly at times. Adult male remained perched nearby)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, Jenny Sherwen

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Barn Owl, Jenny Sherwen

Mon 5 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, Barry Reed (2nd summer)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, Michael Hooper

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Garden Warbler, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, c100 Swift, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Ringed Plover, Steve Blake

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Tern, Steve Blake

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 500+ Swift, Adrian Bayliss (feeding low over the water in the rain)

Sun 4 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Oystercatcher, Chris Ruis

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chris Ruis (1 in bushes between lake and canal and 1 close to Bittern Pool)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm, c25 Swift, Chris Ruis (over Ferrers Lane car park)

Letchworth, 1 Red Kite, Darren Sheffield

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 3 Peregrine Falcon, Ray Hooper (Adult female feeding at least 2 young in nest.)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose, Anna Marett

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 1 Common Tern, Anna Marett

Rickmansworth, 1 Little Owl, Anna Marett (Batchworth Heath)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Cuckoo, Vicky Buckel

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Garganey, Vicky Buckel

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Oystercatcher, Jane Free

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, j taylor (3chicks on tern raft with adult)

Sat 3 Jun 2017 Benington, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Paul Roper

Coopers Green GPs - main GP, 4 Mandarin, Tony Kavanagh (3m,1f)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 1 Cuckoo, Andrew Steele (singing male)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 2 Peregrine Falcon, Tom Speller (Wymondley power station nest. adult arrived at nest with prey 7.02 & fed chick until 7.15. Adult then remained at nest until 7.25 at least. Only one chick visible when being fed but might be others - hard to see due to viewing angle)

Mobbs Hole nr Ashwell, 2 Curlew, R Holdsworth (pair in large maize field opposite dung heaps)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 1 Common Tern, Steve carter (Fishing pond)

Radlett, 1 Cuckoo, Andrew Steele (singing male around the golf course)

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Mike Ilett (Sandon church)

St Albans, 3+ Ring-necked Parakeet, David Wheatcroft

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Mike Ilett (Adult at nest with prey at Wymondley electricity sub station)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, Steve Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 9 Mute Swan, Steve Blake

Wallington, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, D Coates (in church yard)

Fri 2 Jun 2017 Abbots Langley, 1 Chiffchaff, Chris Bessant (Furtherfield)

Abbots Langley, 15 House Sparrow, Chris Bessant (Southway field, Langley Lane and Shirley Road)

Abbots Langley, 10 Linnet, Chris Bessant (Southway Field)

Abbots Langley, 3 Song Thrush, Chris Bessant (Further Field)

Abbots Langley, 5 Whitethroat, Chris Bessant (Southway Field)

Abbots Langley, 2 Swift, Chris Bessant (Langley Lane)

Bozen Green nr Braughing, 5 Reed Bunting, Murray Orchard (Singing males in TL4026, in hedges and ditches around wheat/barley & beans)

Bozen Green nr Braughing, 4 Yellowhammer, Murray Orchard (males in TL4026)

Bozen Green nr Braughing, 3 Corn Bunting, Murray Orchard (singing males at TL408 265, TL407 267 & TL402270/403274)

Braughing, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Murray Orchard (male at TL402 262)

Braughing, 3 Corn Bunting, Paula Moore (singing males along Friars Road/Cockhampstead Track)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Kingfisher, Don Gregory

Gatesbury nr Puckeridge, 2 Grey Wagtail, Murray Orchard (Probably female & juvenile by bridge on River Rib)

Oxhey, 10 Swift, Geoff Young

St Albans, 3 Collared Dove, andrew steele (Nesting again in the malting service area approx grid TL 14889 07123, young fledgling seen this afternoon)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5+ Reed Warbler, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Garden Warbler, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Barnacle Goose, R Coombes/S Blake (not the usual hybrid)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Kingfisher, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, R Coombes/S Blake (heard)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Tree Sparrow, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Ringed Plover, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Tern, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Ringed Plover, R Coombes/S Blake

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Hobby, R Coombes/S Blake

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, John Yates (along wire fence in farm garden adjacent to the church)

Wood End nr Buntingford, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Mike Baverstock

Thu 1 Jun 2017 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Hobby, Anders Gray (showing well from James hide at Mid day.)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, Bill Free (over golf course)

Benington, 1 Little Owl, John Yates

Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 1 Bullfinch, Alan Gardiner (male at edge of former Butterfly World site)

Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans, 2 Linnet, Jenny Sherwen (Beech Farm)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Andrew Steele

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 1+ Ring-necked Parakeet, Andrew Steele

Kelshall nr Royston, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Murray Orchard (at end of No Through Road leading south from the village)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 3 Peregrine Falcon, Ray Hooper (Male brought food in for female who then flew back to nest with prey. Observed young being fed by adult at 9pm. Chick is now big enough to catch glimpse when being fed. Still unsure if there is only the single chick.)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 8 Egyptian Goose, Steve Carter (3 ads 5 well grown juvs)

Therfield nr Royston, 1 Willow Warbler, Murray Orchard (Singing male along green lane near SW edge of village)

Therfield nr Royston, 2 Red Kite, Murray Orchard

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Mike King

Wood End nr Buntingford, 1 Cuckoo, Mike Baverstock (male on wires, road towards Wood End from Gt Munden)