Record selection
Records

Mon 21 Jun 2021 Chesfield Park nr Stevenage [TL236286] 1 Little Owl, South East corner of Golf Course (Michael Hooper)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] 4 Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 1 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 2 Mandarin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 15+ House Martin (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL207086] 1 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Jersey Farm (St Albans) [TL177095] 3 Yellow Wagtail, flying over Jersey Farm Park towards Nashe’s Farm at 8:30am (Dan Fletcher )

Little Berkhamsted [TL290078] 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Graham Knight)

Smallford nr St Albans, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Keith Smith)

Sun 20 Jun 2021 Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL133076] 2 Little Egret (Nick Harris)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127085] 1 Kingfisher (Nick Harris)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127084] 1 Egyptian Goose (Nick Harris)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127084] 1 Grey Wagtail (Nick Harris)

Hilfield Park Reservoir [TQ158959] 3 Common Scoter, 2 males; 1 female (Tony Blake)

Oxhey, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, garden in Oxhey Village. (Geoff Young)

Park Street nr St Albans [TL151031] 4+ House Martin, Frogmore. Probably at least two nests deep under soffit-less eaves of house set at an angle to main road adjacent to Hyde Lane (Alan Winn)

Redbournbury [TL123101] 6 Swift (Nick Harris)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL385104] 4 Red-crested Pochard, separate pairs seen from Tern and GDwall hides (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL386102] 2 Oystercatcher (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL386102] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL386102] 1 Green Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL199043] 2 Shelduck, on the lagoons. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL199043] 3 Little Ringed Plover, on the lagoons. First time I've seen LRP's there for a while (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL185045] 2 Yellow Wagtail, on fields adjacent to lake. (Steven Pearce)

University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield) [TL211075] 1 Grey Wagtail, on other side of motorway from the University. (Steven Pearce)

Sat 19 Jun 2021 Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Wood Duck (Geoff Young)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 7 Red-crested Pochard (Geoff Young)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Egyptian Goose (Geoff Young)

Cannock's Wood (Knebworth Woods) [TL226227] 1 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL209110] 3+ Mandarin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208110] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL210107] 24+ Sand Martin, At one point 24 on the telegraph lines along the track. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 1 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP [TL194100] 1 Grey Wagtail, By flooded tunnel under road. (Steven Pearce)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL127159] 2+ Linnet, both males (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer (David Lyons)

East Hyde [TL131170] 1 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 8 Swift (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Yellow Wagtail (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Linnet (David Lyons)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL161122] 3 Linnet, 3 recently fledged in flock of ~15 linnet (Chris Ruis)

Hertford [TL319119] 1 Swallow, repeatedly entering stable at Cole Green Way Farm (Graham Knight)

Nashe's Farm nr St Albans [TL180097] 1 Linnet, 1 recently fledged with adults (Chris Ruis)

Nashe's Farm nr St Albans [TL185099] 1 Cuckoo, Male calling (Chris Ruis)

Nashe's Farm nr St Albans [TL180097] 8 Yellowhammer, Including 1 nest building (Chris Ruis)

Nashe's Farm nr St Albans [TL180098] 2+ Yellow Wagtail, Adults taking food into nesting area (Chris Ruis)

Rib Valley Lakes [TL335155] 1 Common Tern (Graham Knight)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free )

Stevenage [TL214244] 2 Corn Bunting, Potters Spring (Alan Ford)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196050] 1 Kingfisher (Rupert Evershed)

Welwyn [TL224153] 4 House Martin, Feeding over nearby fields suitable breeding habitat in farm buildings (Andrew Steele)

Welwyn [TL220156] 1 Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele)

Welwyn [TL227157] c.7 Swift (Andrew Steele)

Fri 18 Jun 2021 Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ068940] 2 Little Ringed Plover, present again on flood area (Anna Marett)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ064939] 13 Ring-necked Parakeet, including 5 young approx. (Anna Marett)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Great White Egret, over twice following the River Ver (John Pritchard)

Thu 17 Jun 2021 Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL216113] 1 Yellowhammer, singing male along Green Lanes, near kennels and cattery. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 2 Mandarin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 20+ Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans [TL206102] 1 Yellowhammer, singing male near Astwick Manor, but on north side of Coopers Green Lane. (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cuckoo, maybe 2 calling at midday (Pete Carruthers )

Howe Green nr Essendon [TL276097] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing at junction of Holwell Lane and Lower Hatfield Road (Graham Knight)

Pirton [TL155313] 2 Quail, 2 singing at 9.00pm from 400m E of Pirton Cricket Club recreation ground (James Walsh)

Symondshyde Great Wood [TL201106] 1 Cuckoo, calling from Furze Field i.e. the wood to east of Symondshyde Lane, south of Symondshyde Farm. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196048] 1 Hobby, 1st summer bird perched by scrape. (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL198056] 1 Cuckoo, Calling from behind model railway club. (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192044] 2+ Little Owl, Adult with at least one juv calling from nearby tree. (Rupert Evershed )

Wed 16 Jun 2021 Baldock [TL248341] 25 Swift (Ian Hall)

Harpenden, 5 Swift, over Cowper Road (Francis and Janet Dowley)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185110] 4 Yellow Wagtail, in two pairs in the crop field south of Hammonds Farm (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185117] 2 Yellowhammer, in the crop field north of Hammonds Farm (Steven Brown)

Stocker's Lake, 24 Common Tern (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 9 Little Egret (Steve carter)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Steve carter)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL193054] 1 Grey Wagtail, seen between the container and the river (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL192052] 1 Hobby, seen heading from the main GP to the Fishing Lake (Steven Brown)

Tue 15 Jun 2021 Bayfordbury [TL315108] 1 Red Kite (Graham Knight)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127083] 1 Egyptian Goose (Alan Gardiner)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127083] 1 Great White Egret, on flooded field with Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127083] 2 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

Hamels Park nr Puckeridge [TL369244] 1 Cuckoo, one calling near golf course. (Nigel Denison)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180110] c.4 Swallow, at least 3 fledglings around pond with adult, also mallard, moorhen on pool (Andrew Steele)

Welwyn Garden City [TL260127] 3 Red Kite, circling over Attimore Vets, Ridgeway. (Robin Pearson)

Mon 14 Jun 2021 Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 2 Mandarin, pair. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL205109] 9 Linnet, groups of 6 and 3 along track linking pits with Symondshyde Farm (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208109] 7 Yellowhammer, five singing males and a pair along track linking pits with Symondshyde Farm. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 3 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL205092] 2 Yellowhammer, singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL207086] 1 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL186114] 4+ Swallow, and adult with a minimum of three young on the telephone wires in Hammonds Farm (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180117] 4 Yellowhammer (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL186114] 1 White Wagtail, on a barn in Hammonds Farm (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL186114] 3 Yellow Wagtail, seen in the crop fields north and south of Hammonds Farm (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood [TL158116] 1 Cuckoo, but mobile (Andrew Steele)

Hertford [TL317128] 2 Swift, along North Road (Graham Knight)

Much Hadham [TL429176] 1 Kingfisher, One at Hadham towers (Laurence Drummond)

Nomansland nr Wheathampstead [TL168126] 1 Cuckoo (Chris Ruis)

Stevenage [TL236275] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Mike King)

Symondshyde Great Wood [TL190113] 1 Cuckoo, on the very western edge of the wood. (Steven Brown)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL193044] 1+ Little Owl, at least one juv owl calling (Rupert Evershed )

Sun 13 Jun 2021 East Hyde, 1 Red Kite (David & Liz Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl (David & Liz Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Grey Wagtail (David & Liz Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Yellow Wagtail (David & Liz Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)

Essendon, 1 Barn Owl (David Carter)

Harpenden, 6 Swift, Over my garden, 8pm (Alan Jackson)

Harpenden, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, One flew east over garden at 7.15pm (Alan Jackson)

Harpenden, 1 Red Kite, Mobbed and seen off by 3 Jackdaws (Alan Jackson)

Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood [TL162109] 2 Red Kite, above wood (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL161113] 6+ Linnet (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL162114] 1 Cuckoo, showing and calling well at 09:10 (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood [TL158115] 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Craig Dunn)

Redbourn [TL107124] 12+ Swift, party screaming over the High Street (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL120108] 1 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL122100] 2 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL119107] 1 Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL389102] 7+ Cetti's Warbler, All over site (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL390100] 1+ Kingfisher, Seen at several places including Kingfisher hide (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL390100] 5+ Swift, High over reserve (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL387105] 1 Red Kite, Soaring over reserve (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL384098] 1 Hobby, Low over lagoons (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL390100] 1 Little Ringed Plover, From Draper hide (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL389102] 2 Red-crested Pochard, Pair from Gadwall hide (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL389102] 2 Little Egret (RSPB St Albans )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL386102] 1+ Little Ringed Plover (RSPB St. Albans)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Great White Egret, over south at 9.55pm (John Pritchard )

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Barn Owl (Keith Smith)

Therfield nr Royston [TL334395] 2 Siskin, flying over (Rupert Evershed)

Therfield nr Royston [TL334396] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, In Fox Covert NR this pm (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL200043] 3 Oystercatcher, flew over from Tyttenhanger GP, calling, and landed. Possibly family party from the Fishing Lake island. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL200043] 3 Shelduck (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194051] 1 Hobby (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194051] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Rupert Evershed )

Sat 12 Jun 2021 Albury nr Bishop's Stortford [TL440253] 2+ House Martin, 1 active nest visible on a house nr High Hall

Anstey [TL402320] 2 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)

Buckland [TL370342] 1 Little Owl (Tom Speller)

Croxley Common Moor [TQ075945] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling intermittently west end of the moor by railway between river gade and canal. (Tom Sams)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL299366] 2 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)

Eastwick [TL434117] 2+ House Martin, 1 active nest visible on a house nr St Botolph Church

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196090] 1 Cuckoo, in the trees by the reedbed to the west of the woods at 6:15am (Steven Brown)

Flamstead village [TL076138] 1 Little Owl (Andrew Harris)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL167118] 1 Cuckoo, Heard Calling at 08:35 (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL169102] 5 Red Kite (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL172105] 5 House Martin (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171104] 8+ Swift (Craig Dunn)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free )

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard (Jane Free )

Therfield Heath [TL337398] 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Tom Speller)

Wildhill nr Hatfield [TL259062] 1 Yellowhammer, singing male between Wildhill and Wesfield Lodge. (Steven Pearce)

Woodside nr Hatfield [TL254060] 1 Yellowhammer, singing male south of Grubb's Lane. (Steven Pearce)

Woodside nr Hatfield [TL252066] 11+ Linnet, flock of 7, plus a couple of pairs and a possible single. (Steven Pearce)

Fri 11 Jun 2021 Bishop's Stortford [TL484227] 1 Yellowhammer, in hedge adjoining housing development area. (Richard Melarange)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 2 House Martin, along Chiswell Green Road, eaves of penultimate house

Croxley Common Moor [TQ080947] 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard singing near the river. (HIlary Weston)

Croxley Common Moor [TQ080947] 1 Kingfisher (HIlary Weston)

Hertford [TL318116] 1 Cuckoo, heard from garden at 5am (Graham Knight)

Hunton Bridge nr Watford [TL079012] 1 Grey Wagtail, sitting on lock gates (C Luckhurst)

Hunton Bridge nr Watford [TL081008] 1 Mandarin, female plus 3 chicks (C Luckhurst)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL071038] 1 Cetti's Warbler (C Luckhurst)

Potters Crouch nr St Albans, 2 Yellowhammer, pair along hedgeline

Potters Crouch nr St Albans, 8 Linnet, small flock on horse paddock at Plaistows farm

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 3 Red Kite, 2x Adults 1x Juvenile over St Leonards Church (Craig Dunn)

Tewinbury Reserve [TL265139] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing by hide (Graham Knight)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL200043] 2 Shelduck (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196051] 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186046] 2+ Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 1 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)

Watton at Stone [TL293200] 1 Little Egret, flew over A602 (Graham Knight)

Welwyn [TL231161] 3 House Martin, around breeding site in Mill Lane (Graham Knight)

Welwyn [TL229154] 1 House Martin, at breeding site, Norman Road (Graham Knight)

Thu 10 Jun 2021 Barley [TL409377] 1 Grey Partridge (Hugo Rainey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211109] 20+ Linnet, Including a flock of 16+ birds. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL207109] 8 Yellowhammer, at least 5 singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL207110] 1 Grey Partridge (Steven Pearce)

Hertford [TL326125] 6+ Swift

Hertford [TL341132] 3+ Swift

Hertford [TL309128] 3+ Swift

Maple Cross [TQ025922] c.50 Swift, 6.30pm feeding over my house (Chris Bessant)

Much Hadham [TL428196] 20+ Swift, screaming party and one bird entering the eaves of a house near the dental surgery

Stanstead Abbotts [TL386117] 4+ Swift

Verulamium Park, 2 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Verulamium Park, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee Evans)

Ware [TL360146] 12+ Swift, screaming party and one bird entering the eaves of a house near the Billet Pub

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby, over for 15 mins this afternoon (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, a reeling male in cereal crop by Dry Canal (11th day) (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Corn Bunting, asinging male, first noted on 5th June, still present in cereal crops along the Dry Canal (first summer record for the reservoirs in many years) (Lee Evans)

Wed 9 Jun 2021 Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL165115] 8+ Linnet (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL160114] 1 Cuckoo (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 1 Cuckoo, Calling at 5:45am (Robin Hilton)

Latchford nr Standon [TL394206] 3 Linnet, 2 males one female flitting around on hedge between conservation headland and fenced set aside area (Robert Kitchen)

Latchford nr Standon [TL397196] 2 Yellowhammer (Robert Kitchen)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1+ Raven, Flew over calling. (Steve Clark)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Cuckoo, 2 singing males. (Steve Clark)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 15+ House Martin, around St Leonards Church from 5pm onwards (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 7 Swift, Over St Leonards Church with House Martins (Craig Dunn)

St Albans [TL145070] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Alison Debenham)

St Albans [TL188073] 6+ Red Kite, At least 6 circling over bakery together with many gulls.This seems a frequent location for scavengers. (Martin Webb)

Stevenage [TL256254] 2 Swift, pair entering eves in Stanley Rd (Andy Day)

Tewin [TL270153] 2 House Martin, visiting nest site on Seven Acres (Graham Knight)

Tewin [TL270153] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over (Graham Knight)

Tewinbury Reserve [TL264139] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing by hide (Graham Knight)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 1 Kingfisher (Steven Pearce)

Welwyn Garden City [TL250144] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, Calling evening (David Wheatcroft)

Tue 8 Jun 2021 Allen's Green [TL457168] 1 Red Kite, over village. (Richard Melarange)

Batford [TL146150] 1 Kingfisher, fly through Batford NR with nesting material (Darin Stanley)

East Hyde [TL132169] 3 House Martin (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL131169] 2 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL132168] 1 Little Owl, by farm at 8.12am (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL132168] 1 Barn Owl, by farm at 8.03am (Clifford Smout)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253239] 2 Common Tern, courtship feeding - seen several times over past week (Tom Speller)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL186109] 4+ Yellow Wagtail, in the field to the south of Hammonds Farm. (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175112] 1 Cuckoo, in the trees to the right of Coleman Green Lane. (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL178113] 5 Yellowhammer, with three singing males. (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood [TL162109] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Craig Dunn )

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL166114] 11 Linnet (Craig Dunn )

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL164111] 1 Cuckoo, sat in tree calling at 05:50 then flew off towards Hillend farm (Craig Dunn )

Hemel Hempstead, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over Northridge Park this evening (Peter Griffin)

High Wych nr Sawbridgeworth [TL453158] 2 Yellowhammer, along lane between Gangies Hill and Chandlers Lane. (Richard Melarange)

Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden [TL195233] 1 Cuckoo, calling (Ian Flack)

Hitchin [TL198303] 6 Swift, St Faiths Close north (David Inward)

Maple Cross, 2 Hobby, hunting over maple lodge south 2pm (Steve Carter)

Maple Cross, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

Nomansland nr Wheathampstead [TL165125] 1 Cuckoo, calling strongly from the woods north of the carpark at 9pm. (Steven Brown)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo (Tim Gale)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 6 Mandarin, female with 5 ducklings (Tim Gale)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL169105] 12+ Swallow (Craig Dunn )

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 9 Swift, over St Leonards Church (Craig Dunn)

Stevenage [TL256254] 1 Hobby, high over Stanley Road, before flying West (Andy Day)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Cuckoo, In flight over W end of lake and heard calling from islands (Stephen Younger)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL200043] 2 Shelduck, on lagoons. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL199051] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL193049] 1 Cuckoo, calling. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL187045] 2 Yellow Wagtail, on hedgerow separating lake from adjacent field, which they flew into. (Steven Pearce)

Verulamium Park [TL137069] 1 Grey Wagtail (Chris Done )

Weston, 1 Hobby (Andrew Coates)

Mon 7 Jun 2021 Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL206110] 6+ Yellowhammer, at least 4 singing males and a pair along track linking pits to Symondshyde Farm. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL127166] 1 Barn Owl, Chased by a magpie up the lane before doing a lap of the triangular field. (John Whitehead)

East Hyde, 2+ Little Egret, Probably 3 - 2 flying near mill, 1 at bridge. (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Barn Owl, Near cycle path (near bridge). Also seen earlier in Cooters End Lane, (David Lyons)

Jersey Farm (St Albans), 1 Cuckoo (J Bird)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden [TL099162] 1 Yellow Wagtail, With horses. (David Lyons)

Little Hadham [TL438225] 4+ House Martin (Gavin Vicary)

Maple Cross [TQ030923] 10 Swift, 3 pairs down Woodlands Road, 2 pairs along Denham Way (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ025923] c.50 Swift, 6pm Feeding above my garden (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross, 1 Osprey, in flight over house towards maple lodge around 11.00 hrs (Steve Carter)

Temple End nr Hitchin, 1 Red Kite (Jean Crystal)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196053] 1 Cuckoo, in the trees to the left of the container at 7pm. (Steven Brown)

Wareside [TL389149] 6+ Swift (Gavin Vicary)

Sun 6 Jun 2021 Barley [TL410380] 1 Cuckoo (Hugo Rainey)

Buntingford [TL360298] 1+ House Martin

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL127158] 3 Linnet (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL127162] 2 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL132169] 1 Little Owl (Clifford Smout)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL198087] 1 Cuckoo, calling from the tree tops in the scrub west of the wood at 6:45am. (Steven Brown)

Essendon, 1 Cetti's Warbler, By the river on the lower Hertford Rd (David Carter)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL146029] 1 Cuckoo, singing around scrubby field from 8.00 to 8.20 then flew off west over lakes (Alan Winn)

Green Tye nr Much Hadham [TL443188] 1 Red Kite, over field near village. (Richard Melarange)

Hertford [TL347128] 1 House Martin, one bird in occupied nest, Martins Drive (Graham Knight)

Latchford nr Standon [TL397205] 2 Cuckoo, both calling from north of hamlet. (Richard Melarange)

Nomansland nr Wheathampstead [TL167125] 1 Cuckoo, seen and heard overhead along northern woodland edge of common 0900-1100, has been one here regularly last few days according to local. (Andy Bensted)

Redbournbury [TL122098] 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling from scrub (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL121099] 1 Great White Egret, in the River Ver, mostly hidden but occasionally a short flight or head above the vegetation (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL117100] 1 Yellow Wagtail, male atop bean crop (John Pritchard)

Royston [TL355406] 25+ Swift

St Albans [TL142075] c.6 Swift, 2 birds in swift nest boxes on our house. Maybe here yesterday too (Bill Free)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher, River Colne. (Geoff Young)

Temple End nr Hitchin, 1 Red Kite (Jean Crystal)

Therfield Heath [TL337400] 1+ Linnet

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL200043] 3 Shelduck, 2f, 1m. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186046] 2 Yellow Wagtail, In field adjacent to lake. (Steven Pearce)

Verulamium Park [TL139070] 1 Egyptian Goose (Bill Free)

Ware [TL356161] 6 Egyptian Goose, flew over A10 (Graham Knight)

Ware [TL356161] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over (Graham Knight)

Ware [TL360161] 2 Swallow, pair around disused barns at Coles Farm (Graham Knight)

Wormley Wood [TL323060] 3+ Hawfinch, adult feeding recently fledged young (Graham White)

Sat 5 Jun 2021 Bayfordbury [TL317099] 1 Cuckoo, calling (Ian Flack)

Blagrove Common nr Sandon [TL328336] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Green End at junction of Beckfield Lane (Mike Ilett)

Cangsley Grove (Mimms Woods) [TL216034] 1 Cuckoo (Steven Pearce)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer (David Lyons)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Barn Owl, 7.55pm (David Lyons)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL200033] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Gardiner)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL298363] 1 Quail, calling to left of metal gate (Mike Ilett)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL297364] 2 Grey Partridge (Mike Ilett)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 3 Quail, Seemed to be three singing - walked a fair distance along the road (William Bishop and Phil Rhodes)

East Hyde, 1 Red Kite (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1+ Yellow Wagtail (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Grey Wagtail (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Kingfisher (David Lyons)

Hitchin [TL198303] 3 Swift, St Faiths Close north (David Inward)

Hunsdon nr Harlow [TL418127] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over St Dunstan's Church (Graham Knight)

Much Hadham [TL427191] 2+ House Martin

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 4 Swift, feeding over Moors Walk early afternoon (Allan Meadows)

Stevenage [TL256254] 1 Hobby, over garden in Chells area (Andy Day)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL192048] 1 Cuckoo, singing for around 15 minutes this morning (Alan Gardiner)

Wallington, 4 Linnet (David Lyons)

Wallington, 6+ Corn Bunting (David Lyons)

Wallington [TL292335] 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Mike Ilett)

Ware [TL379142] 1 Yellowhammer, male singing

Ware [TL355145] 8+ Swift, screaming Party

Ware [TL361140] 3+ Swift

Wareside [TL395156] 1+ House Martin

Water End nr Brookmans Park [TL230032] 1 Little Egret, Flying along Mymmshall Brook. (Steven Pearce)

Widford [TL416157] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Corn Bunting, male singing along dry canal mid morning - extremely rare outside of winter roost (Ian Williams)

Fri 4 Jun 2021 Barley [TL404377] 1 Little Owl, running after insects in a paddock (Hugo Rainey)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL127167] 1 Barn Owl, at 7.20pm (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL126157] 10 Linnet (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL126157] 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL132169] 1 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL132168] 1 Mandarin, male (Clifford Smout)

Essendon [TL276076] 2 House Martin, Pair at Bedwell Park, visiting probable nests out of sight (Graham Knight)

Hatfield Park, 1 Cuckoo (Keith Smith )

Hertford [TL324126] 20+ Swift, screaming around St Andrew Street (Graham Knight)

Nomansland nr Wheathampstead, 1 Cuckoo (J Bird)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Water Rail, heard (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Yellowhammer (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Common Tern (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Shelduck, flying over (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, heard (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wallington [TL295335] 1 Little Owl, one on telegraph pole on road just outside Wallington, towards Sandon (Mike Ilett)

Thu 3 Jun 2021 Almshoe Bury nr Stevenage [TL206252] 1 Cuckoo, calling male (Tom Speller)

Bayfordbury [TL314105] 2 Cuckoo, calling at the same time (Graham Knight)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL206109] 7 Yellowhammer, seven males along track linking pits with Symondshyde Farm. Four singing. (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood, 1 Cuckoo, heard at 7:21am to the left of the path from the Magic Wood. Seen flying NW to Wells & Pudlers Wood where it continued to call. (Robin Hilton)

Redbournbury [TL122098] 1 Great White Egret, viewed from third lay-by on A5183 north of St Albans, looking east.Spent most of its time invisible in the reeds, but showed very well for several minutes just before 4pm, being pursued by a Grey Heron. Plus 4 Little Egret and 2 Grey Heron. (Pete Waldron)

Redwell Wood (Mimms Woods) [TL213027] 1 Cuckoo, Heard in selective felling area of Redwell Wood (Callum Peel)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 6 Raven, simultaneously overhead cronking. 5 going SW onto Gorhambury 1 going NE towards Childwickbury (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Great White Egret, south towards St Albans at 21.40. (John Pritchard)

Stanborough Reedmarsh [TL231103] 3 Cetti's Warbler, three singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Temple End nr Hitchin, 1 Red Kite (Jean Crystal)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL198051] 1 Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Black-necked Grebe, seen once in 3 hours from the container early morning (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo (Andrew Steele)

Wallington, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, opposite village hall in dead tree (Jeff Bailey)

Wallington, 1 Quail, along wallington rd 200mts beyond metal gate very close to footpath towards Baldock calling frequently (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mediterranean Gull, flying over dry canal (Phill Luckhurst)

Wed 2 Jun 2021 Anstey [TL405334] 2 Linnet

Anstey [TL409330] 12+ Swift, screaming party

Barkway [TL384354] 27+ Swift

Barley [TL399383] 2 House Martin

Barley [TL397371] 2 Linnet

Barley [TL398384] 15+ Swift, screaming party

Brent Pelham [TL443303] 4 Swift, cycled round various villages in north east Herts this morning and good numbers of swifts building in several of them.

Brent Pelham [TL432312] 20+ Swift, screaming party

Brent Pelham [TL443303] 6+ House Martin, flying around a couple of the houses along with swifts and swallows

Cheshunt [TL333045] 1 Cuckoo, calling continuously north of Appleby Street Farm Open Area and then east of Bread and Cheese Lane between 10am and 11am (Ray Facer)

Croxley Green [TQ069961] 1 Common Crane, flying high over heading north east

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL298364] 1 Quail, calling from metal gate at bottom of hill (Mike Ilett)

Hare Street nr Buntingford [TL390294] 4+ Swift

Hatfield Garden Village [TL210089] 30+ House Martin, nest building on Horsa Gardens, Errington Close and Dragon Road (Graham Knight)

Hitchin [TL203303] 1 Cuckoo, distant call heard 5.45am.Hampden Rd.Hitchin (Karen Wrigley)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, In reedbed. (Lynne Lambert)

Meesden [TL429324] 6+ Swift

Panshanger Park [TL303123] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, heard reeling in reed beds by Dragonfly trail c. 9pm. (Amy Barker)

Redbournbury [TL121101] 1 Great White Egret, sighted south from the Veolia Bridge at 8:50pm (Steven Brown)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Little Ringed Plover, from Draper (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 male 1 female still (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Cuckoo, males (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Swift (Allan Meadows)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL389102] 4 Red-crested Pochard (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Cuckoo (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Little Egret (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 3 Red Kite (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Hobby (Vicky Buckel)

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, top of tree on left as you enter the churchyard

Stocking Pelham [TL441297] 1 Yellowhammer, heard not seen

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL190050] 3 Oystercatcher, one adult with juvenile on Fishing Lake island; one adult by Willows Farm Lake. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL201045] 1 Yellowhammer, Singing male between lagoons and Coursers Farm. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL199043] 2 Shelduck (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196051] 1 Yellowhammer, Singing this evening (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Black-necked Grebe, Single bird still at 7pm but distant and elusive (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195055] 1 Yellowhammer, singing male near container feeding station. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL193053] 1 Black-necked Grebe, not seen on initial search at 10am, but seen from Container at about noon. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186045] 2+ Yellow Wagtail, on field adjacent to Willows Farm Lake. (Steven Pearce)

Wallington, 2+ Quail, still on Wallington rd along path from gate. 2 males singing close to path for about 15 mins from 12:35pm with a probable 3rd, more distant in field, sang briefly. (Allan Meadows)

Wallington [TL267344] 2 Quail, one East of metal gate towards Wallington & one West of metal gate along footpath (Mike Ilett)

Wallington [TL262341] 1 Short-eared Owl, Baldock to Wallington rd - from footpath approx 400M west of metal gate - perched by sheep field then hunting over rough ground just East of Clothall Common (Mike Ilett)

Wallington, 12+ Corn Bunting, all around the hedgerows

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Tern (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 White-fronted Goose, a first-winter Russian White-fronted Goose with the 40 or so Greylag on the Drayton Bank until mid-morning at least (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Tue 1 Jun 2021 Albury nr Bishop's Stortford [TL430246] 6+ House Martin, flying up to the eaves and clinging to the wall and so nesting looks possible

Baldock, 2 Quail, 2 calling males and a brief flight veiw of another individual 150 meters from the metal gate along the Wallington Road (Brendon Fagan)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 1 Quail, Single male calling from large cereal crop east of road (Lee Evans)

East Hyde [TL132169] 1 Little Owl (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL132166] 2 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

Essendon [TL273088] 1 House Martin, visiting nest site on West End Lane (Graham Knight)

Furneux Pelham [TL431280] 3+ Swift

Hitchin [TL185294] 2 Swift, Bancroft, near Sainsburys (David Inward)

Monks Green nr Brickendon, 3 Other, Helmeted Guineafowl recorded during BBS (Allan Meadows)

Monks Green nr Brickendon, 1 Little Owl, one in road early morning before flying to nearby telegraph pole (Allan Meadows)

North Watford, 4+ Swift (Nathan Gibson)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Cuckoo (Tim Gale)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Lee Fitz)

Redbournbury [TL120108] c.4 Yellow Wagtail, seen opposite the mill, 1/2 mile up Beesondend Lane, in tree towards fishery, and in first water meadow on path downstream (RSPB St Albans)

Redbournbury [TL120108] 1 Kingfisher, Flew upstream (RSPB St Albans)

Redbournbury [TL123109] 8+ Linnet, In farmland east of Ver (RSPB St Albans)

Redbournbury [TL123111] 3+ Yellowhammer, Singing males in farmland by Beesonend Lane (RSPB St Albans)

Redbournbury [TL122100] 1 Barn Owl, Hunting near Veolia site around 9pm (RSPB St Albans)

Redbournbury [TL121102] c.2 Little Egret (RSPB St Albans)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Marsh Harrier, wing-tagged male, HMWT meadow (Jenny Rawson)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Hobby, HMWT meadow (Jenny Rawson)

Sandon [TL320344] 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 in the churchyard at lunchtime. (Laurence Drummond)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL176092] 1 Hobby, flying low north along House Lane at 8:10 (Dan Fletcher )

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Great White Egret, low over, going south towards St Albans at 21.30. (John Pritchard)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 2 Red-crested Pochard, males (Anna Marett)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 1 Cuckoo, female bubbling (Anna Marett)

Temple End nr Hitchin, 1 Red Kite (Jean Crystal)

Thrift Farm nr Therfield, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, (Lee Evans)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Black-necked Grebe, pair still present this evening (8pm) but mobile and elusive (Lee Evans)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197052] 2 Yellow Wagtail, in the rape seed field right behind the high view point at 7pm (Steven Brown)

Wallington [TL269343] 1 Quail, calling at 12.55 (Alan Lewis)

Wallington, 2 Quail, 2 separate males calling in usual cereal fields by gate just 150 yards from A505 (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 6 Corn Bunting, 6 jangling males (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, pair in tall Poplars by churchyard (Lee Evans)