Record selection
Records

Sat 25 May 2024 Oylers Farm nr Cheshunt [TL348007] 1 Little Ringed Plover, feeding in the large puddles at the Sunset Studios site. (Mike Oakland)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL193068] 2 Swift (Simon Errington)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL193068] 3+ Whitethroat (Simon Errington)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL193068] 2 Linnet (Simon Errington)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL193068] 1 Swallow (Simon Errington)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Cattle Egret, on the flooded field between 10.30 and 11am (Kevin Blake)

Fri 24 May 2024 Hemel Hempstead [TL055063] 2 Peregrine Falcon, BT building: not breeding this year (David Denham)

High Wych nr Sawbridgeworth [TL464145] 2 Swift, Entered the back of 2 Ley Back Cottages (Laurence Drummond)

Rivers Orchard nr Sawbridgeworth [TL469144] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Laurence Drummond )

St Albans [TL130066] 1 Willow Warbler, singing (Simon West)

Whitwell [TL187210] 2 House Martin, collecting mud from adjacent field (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Thu 23 May 2024 Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212109] 2 Peregrine Falcon (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL206110] 1 Wheatear, female. (Steven Pearce)

Hook's Cross nr Stevenage, 4 Grey Wagtail (Clive Harding )

Kings Langley [TL077023] 1 Blackcap, Male blackcap seen on fence carrying nesting materials. (J. Brady)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden [TL107154] 1 Whitethroat (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 5 Swallow (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 1 House Martin (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 6 Swift (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 1 Oystercatcher, bird feeding by pit - local mega! Still there when left at 11.30 (Clifford Smout)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL105141] 5 Swift (Clifford Smout)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL105141] 1 Lapwing (Clifford Smout)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Sand Martin (William Atkinson)

Wed 22 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Jane Free)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Ringed Plover (Jane Free)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake [TL376132] c.100 House Martin, over the reserve following 24 hours continuous rain. (Gavin Vicary)

Baldock to Wallington Road [TL287338] 1 Barn Owl, hunting along Wallington Road this evening (Tom Speller)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 1 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Mandarin (Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 5 Mandarin, All males (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 4 Little Stint, 3 remained from last night then departed North with the wader flock - then 4th bird dropped in for about 30mins (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 4 Sanderling, 3 dropped in for an hour then departed North - 4th bird then dropped in with Dunlin (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 22 Ringed Plover, Initially 12 birds around 6am that kept growing until 22 were present - departed North at around 8am (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 10 Dunlin, 4 birds dropped in with Ringed Plover then departed North with all the waders - then 6 dropped in with the single Sanderling - few circuits then flew off North (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 12 Ringed Plover, this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Dunlin, this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Wheatear, male this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201111] 1 Cuckoo, Calling near farm. (Steven Pearce)

Cow Roast nr Tring, 2 Lapwing, 2 on roadside floods but no sign of the earlier Redshank (Lee Evans)

Cow Roast nr Tring, 1 Yellow Wagtail, male on roadside flood (Lee Evans)

East Hyde, 4+ Swift (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Barn Owl, near lane / bridge area. (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Yellow Wagtail, atop the old oak tree near farm (David Lyons)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127083] 50+ Swift (John Pritchard)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL127083] 60+ House Martin (John Pritchard)

King's Walden [TL156246] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing (Martin Ketcher)

Stocker's Farm, 22 Swallow (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Oystercatcher (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 8 Swift (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 6 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Cuckoo (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Dunlin (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Egyptian Goose (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Lapwing (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Farm, 4 Red-crested Pochard (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Garganey (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Garden Warbler (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, 8 Common Tern (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Reed Warbler (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, c.30 Swift (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Chiffchaff (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, c.100 House Martin (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Blackcap (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (William Atkinson)

Stocker's Lake, c.40 Swallow (William Atkinson)

Tring Reservoirs - Tringford Res, 12 Swift (Steve Carter )

Tring Reservoirs - Tringford Res, 9 Swallow (Steve Carter )

Tring Reservoirs - Tringford Res, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Carter )

Tue 21 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Garden Warbler, singing male in small trees to the right just before river bridge to viewpoint. (Chris Holtby)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Cuckoo, calling to the North and South of the viewpoint. (Chris Holtby)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Cuckoo (Jane Free )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Knot (Jane Free )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Jane Free )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 3 Little Stint, 2 adult summer birds with juvenile-type bird in heavy rain till at least 7pm (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 9 Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Hatfield Park, 1 Cuckoo (Keith Smith )

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL253244] 12 Swift, high over Main Lake Fairlands (Andy Day)

Stocker's Farm [TQ054931] 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Jeff Bailey)

Stocker's Farm [TQ054931] 1 Oystercatcher (Jeff Bailey)

Stocker's Farm [TQ054931] 2 Egyptian Goose (Jeff Bailey)

Stocker's Farm [TQ054931] 15 Redshank, they all came in together with the rain very nice surprise (Jeff Bailey)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Garganey, male still present. Initially asleep on far side, then walked into water 12.15 pm (John Newson)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 8 Swallow (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Lapwing (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 68 House Martin (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Blackcap, just 2 singing males now as most are now breeding (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Garden Warbler, a singing male in the meadow in the NE corner (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 8 Common Tern, paired up and frequenting the rafts (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Reed Warbler (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 110 Swift, a marked arrival, likewise with House Martin (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Cuckoo, calling from across the Colne with an additional male at Springwell Lake (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 males still in song (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet (Lee Evans)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Blackcap (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 3+ Cetti's Warbler (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 5+ Swallow (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Reed Warbler (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 4+ Chiffchaff (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2+ Whitethroat (James Russell)

Twyford Bury Farm nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Whitethroat (James Russell)

Twyford Bury Farm nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Blackcap, singing male. (James Russell)

Mon 20 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Knot, In front of viewpoint (James Reader)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 2+ Cuckoo, at least 2 birds calling (James Reader)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376135] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376135] 2 Hobby (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376135] 2 Egyptian Goose (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376135] 1 Stonechat (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376135] 1 Knot, from viewpoint (Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 0 Snow Goose, no sign of the Lsr Snow Goose from the past few days (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Peregrine Falcon, pair interacting over site this evening. (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208108] 3 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201107] 1 Cuckoo, calling. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208108] 3 Lapwing (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208108] 6+ Little Ringed Plover, adult and at least one chick: seem to be a different brood to another seen recently at the site. (Steven Pearce)

East Hyde, 3 Little Egret, 1 under bridge, 1 where river runs into side channel and 1 near farm. (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 on oak tree paddock; 1 on hedge near cycle path (David Lyons)

Essendon [TL279093] 1 Cuckoo, calling at the golf course (Nigel Denison)

Hemel Hempstead [TL082075] 1 Peregrine Falcon, noisily mobbing Red Kite and Buzzard in thermal above Maylands Avenue (David Denham)

Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, on Gaping Lane (heard) (Tim Gale)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, by the river, calling from top of tree (Tim Gale)

Purwell Meadows LNR nr Hitchin [TL199298] 1 Sedge Warbler, singing from reeds near stream. (Karen Wrigley)

Rye Meads [TL385102] 8 Red-crested Pochard, 2 pairs + female with 3 ducklings from Gadwall Hide (David Hills)

St Paul's Walden [TL199211] 1 Hobby (Martin Ketcher)

Stevenage [TL233243] 1 Whitethroat, singing from scrub/fence by Fairlands Way. Present 3+ weeks (Tom Speller)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Lapwing (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 2 House Martin (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 1 Garganey, drake male resting, found by Simon Buckingham, c1700 hrs (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 4 Sedge Warbler, singing (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 5 Garden Warbler, singing (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 8 Common Tern (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 12 Reed Warbler, singing (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 1 Swift (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 2 Cuckoo, 1 in flight 1 calling from scrub colne side (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 7 Chiffchaff (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 8 Swallow (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 3 Whitethroat (Steve Carter )

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

Stocker's Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 8 Blackcap, singing (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 4 Cetti's Warbler, Calling (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 8 Red Kite (Steve Carter )

Therfield Heath [TL337398] 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Martin Johnson)

Sun 19 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378124] 3 Cuckoo, calling from dead tree on island from Gladwin hide. 2 others calling on site. (Andy Bartlett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Garden Warbler, singing male showing well in small Ash tree between railway line and bridge by viewpoint (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Common Tern, appeared to be a pair on each raft (Murray Orchard)

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

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Knot, non breeding plumage on island from viewpoint (Phil Ball)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL381122] 5+ Swallow, feeding over trees at south end. (Simon West)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376128] 2 Little Ringed Plover, on islands in front of viewpoint. (Simon West)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378126] 3+ Swift, over lake early evening. (Simon West)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL375129] 2 Spoonbill, to left of main viewpoint & also from White Hide at 17.10 & still present at 18.10 (Simon West)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376128] 1 Knot, still present at 18.10 (Simon West)

Ayot St Lawrence [TL203158] 1 Cuckoo, calling male (Adrian Jones)

Batford, 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing in bushes by the ford, and then further downstream (Roger & Lynn Payne)

Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 5 Swallow (Shaan Purohit)

Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 2 Egyptian Goose (Shaan Purohit)

Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 1 Mandarin (Shaan Purohit)

Hampermill Lake nr Watford, 1 Common Tern (Shaan Purohit)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified [TL172112] 1 Cuckoo (Connor Mcgrath)

Hertford - Bengeo [TL317133] 1 Cuckoo (Simon Knott)

Ickleford, 1 Cuckoo (Stuart Albert Pittman)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Cuckoo (Keith Smith )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Garden Warbler, along canal by wear. (Keith Smith )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Cuckoo, Heard distantly this evening.

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, Still reeling this evening occasionally on the meads by the river. Between the lock and the GSK footbridge. Heard only.

Little Gaddesden [TL001121] 8+ Swift, nest under pan tiles in my roof and in other cottages in the row. Ashridge Cottages

OTHER (give details in comments box), 1 Chiffchaff, Brightwell's Farm (Shaan Purohit)

OTHER (give details in comments box), 4 Swift, Brightwell's Farm (Shaan Purohit)

OTHER (give details in comments box), 2 Swallow, Brightwell's Farm (Shaan Purohit)

OTHER (give details in comments box), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Brightwell's Farm (Shaan Purohit)

OTHER (give details in comments box), 2 Whitethroat, Brightwell's Farm (Shaan Purohit)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin [TL164303] 1 Cuckoo, male heard and seen calling from dead tree. (Karen Wrigley)

Tewin [TL275139] 1 Garden Warbler, singing from thick scrub (David Martens)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL199043] c.20 Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL195040] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL189049] 2 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing near container. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL185044] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Watford - The Lairage Land LNR, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Shaan Purohit)

Watford - The Lairage Land LNR, 2 Grey Wagtail (Shaan Purohit)

Watford - The Lairage Land LNR, 2 Blackcap (Shaan Purohit)

Watford - The Lairage Land LNR, 1+ Chiffchaff (Shaan Purohit)

Watford - The Lairage Land LNR, 3 Swift (Shaan Purohit)

Watford - The Lairage Land LNR, 2 Whitethroat (Shaan Purohit)

Sat 18 May 2024 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Cuckoo (Andrew Coates)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Hobby (Andrew Coates)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Coates)

Braughing, 6 Swift, flying around church (Paula. Moore)

Cockhampstead nr Braughing, 4 Yellow Wagtail, in bean field (Paula. Moore)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 40+ Linnet (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 7+ Little Ringed Plover, including adult with 4 chicks (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Dunlin (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Snow Goose, presumed feral white-morph Lesser Snow Goose still (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 3 Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

East Hyde, 2 Yellow Wagtail, one on river bank in front of farm; one in hedge along cycle path near farm. (David Lyons)

Ellenbrook Fields [TL205090] 1 Cuckoo, corner of wood and quarry pit. (David Martens)

Ellenbrook Fields [TL194092] 1 Cuckoo, calling but mobile around wood and gravel pit (David Martens)

Elstree, 13 Red Kite, roosting on fallen dead tree opposite Haberdashers School Butterfly Lane by Slades Farm (Allan Stewart)

Hemel Hempstead [TL055063] 1 Peregrine Falcon, on the BT building (Brendon Fagan)

Pishiobury Park [TL478132] 1 Sedge Warbler (Rupert Evershed)

Pishiobury Park [TL478132] 1 Cuckoo, seen & heard (Rupert Evershed)

Pishiobury Park [TL478132] 2 Cetti's Warbler (Rupert Evershed)

Pishiobury Park [TL478132] 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Rupert Evershed)

Pishiobury Park [TL478132] 1 Garden Warbler (Rupert Evershed)

Pishiobury Park [TL478132] 3+ Reed Warbler (Rupert Evershed)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Cuckoo, 3 birds seen in the air together over reedbed at Springwell lake at 08-00 (Nadine Azizollah)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL199112] 1 Cuckoo, singing 6.30 pm to 7 pm (Adrian Jones)

Wallington [TL293338] 3 Swift (Clifford Smout)

Fri 17 May 2024 Bayfordbury [TL315102] 1 Garden Warbler (Ian Flack)

Buntingford, c.12 Swift, over the High Street and my garden early evening.

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 1 Whitethroat ( Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 4 Mandarin ( Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 3 Yellow Wagtail ( Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 4 Yellowhammer ( Jeff Bailey)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213109] 1 Snow Goose (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213109] 2 Hobby (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213109] 7 Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213109] 1 Corn Bunting (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213109] 6+ Little Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Harpenden [TL118143] 1 Chiffchaff (Clifford Smout)

Harpenden [TL113157] c.3 Swift (David Lyons)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL339136] 1 Little Ringed Plover, feeding on Park Mead flood. (Simon West)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 2 Swift (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 1 Swallow (Clifford Smout)

Potters Crouch nr St Albans [TL112050] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male. (Steven Pearce)

Potters Crouch nr St Albans [TL116043] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Radwell nr Baldock, 1 Whitethroat, singing on track near campsite (Stuart Albert Pittman)

Redbournbury, 2 Little Owl (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 1 Barn Owl (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL122099] 3 Sedge Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL122099] 1 Oystercatcher, flew over at 11:10pm calling (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL122099] 3 Water Rail (Andrew Steele)

Stocker's Farm, 2 House Martin (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 12 Swallow (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 1 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 5 Little Egret (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 1 Swift (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 2 Lapwing (Steve Carter )

Wallington [TL293338] 1 Barn Owl, carrying prey (Andy Day)

Wallington [TL290335] 4 Raven, very vocal and mobile in the area. (Ian Hall)

Thu 16 May 2024 Ashwell [TL274389] 2 Ringed Plover, flew low North over field along Ashwell to Slip End road (Mike Ilett)

Baldock to Wallington Road [TL267343] 2 Corn Bunting, singing from wires (Clifford Smout)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL210108] 2 Lapwing (Clifford Smout)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL210108] 1 Grey Plover, on spit (Clifford Smout)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL210108] 2 Egyptian Goose (Clifford Smout)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL210108] 1 Little Ringed Plover (Clifford Smout)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 8 Mandarin (David Booth)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Mandarin (Lee Evans)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Lee Evans)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 1 Snow Goose, an adult white morph with the Canada Geese in the adjacent field, perhaps part of the wide dispersal of over 105 individuals in Oxfordshire that has seen birds reach as far north as Aviemore and Orkney! (Lee Evans)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 14 Sand Martin (Lee Evans)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 7+ Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Snow Goose, white morph lesser Snowgoose present this afternoon (Rupert Evershed)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Evans)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 4 Reed Warbler (Lee Evans)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Lapwing (Lee Evans)

Holwell Hyde nr Welwyn Garden City, 1 Cuckoo (Keith Smith )

Little Hadham, 1 Corn Bunting, don't usually see Corn Buntings here, but sometimes see them on the Braughing Road (Gavin Vicary)

Redbournbury [TL120100] 4 Lapwing, 1 pair with 2 chicks (John Pritchard)

River Lee at Ware [TL350141] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, Reeling on the Meads between the lock and the GSK footbridge (Ian Edwards )

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 2 Hobby (Terry Lewis)

Wallington, 1 Chiffchaff (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, pair still present in the garden of Wallington Chase and favouring the tall Pines (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 1 Blackcap (Lee Evans)

Wed 15 May 2024 Chorleywood [TQ027971] 2 House Martin (Shaan Purohit)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Little Ringed Plover (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 6 Sand Martin (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Yellowhammer (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 3 Ringed Plover, a pair at the very far end of the pit, and another midway along (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Mandarin, drake (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Lapwing (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Barnacle Goose, one sporting a yellow ring on it's leg (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Little Egret (Brendon Fagan)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213110] 1 Yellow-legged Gull, adult at far end of main pit (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213110] 1 Grey Plover, adult summer plumaged bird still present at 1.30pm (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 1 Grey Plover, in summer-plumage. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 4 House Martin (Steven Pearce)

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

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212108] 3 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 1 Cuckoo (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - Well & Pudler's Wood [TL158115] 1 Blackcap (Andrew Steele)

Hertford [TL338133] 1 Cuckoo, In trees at the end of Mead Lane before flying over Cromwell Road Allotments (Andy Bartlett)

Kinsbourne Green pit, 3+ Swallow (David Lyons)

Kinsbourne Green pit, 1 Linnet, sat on fence (David Lyons)

Kinsbourne Green pit, 1 Lapwing (David Lyons)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ068940] 1 Oystercatcher, On drying up flood (Anna Marett)

Rye Meads [TL386102] 6 Swift, from Warbler Hide (David Booth)

Rye Meads [TL386102] 2 Red-crested Pochard, On Lagoon 3 (David Booth)

Rye Meads [TL386102] 1 Hobby, from Warbler Hide (David Booth)

Rye Meads [TL386102] 2 Shelduck, From Draper Hide but flew off (David Booth)

Rye Meads [TL386102] 2 Egyptian Goose, From Draper Hide but flew off (David Booth)

Rye Meads [TL386102] 2+ Cuckoo, Male and female at reedbed. Many calls heard around site so could be more than 2 (David Booth)

St Albans [TL156058] 1 Sedge Warbler, Singing this evening on Verulam Golf Course (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL156058] 2 Water Rail, Males singing this evening on Verulam Golf Course (Rupert Evershed)

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL253244] 1 Peregrine Falcon, male high above main lake (Andy Day)

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL253244] 4 Swift, at main lake (Andy Day)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 1 Wheatear, seen on flooded field. Still present at 15.30 (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 1 Red-crested Pochard, on flooded field (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 2 Little Ringed Plover, on flooded field (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm, 5 Little Egret (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Lapwing (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Chiffchaff (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 2 House Martin (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 9+ Swallow (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Ringed Plover, still present at 15.30 (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Blackcap (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Egyptian Goose (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, c.6 Little Egret (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Blackcap (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Garden Warbler (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 9 Common Tern (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Reed Warbler (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Chiffchaff (Pinner RSPB Group)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Swallow (Pinner RSPB Group)

Watford [TQ116961] 1 Reed Warbler, Small reedbed in Colne, Tesco car park: usual passage sighting (DavidDenham)

Tue 14 May 2024 Chorleywood [TQ025974] 2 House Martin, first day seeing 2 (Shaan Purohit)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL204110] 2 Grey Partridge (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 5 Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 1 Lapwing (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 4+ House Martin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 1 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 10+ Swift (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 4 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211108] 3 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 5+ Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard only from viewpoint

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.2 Reed Warbler, from viewpoint

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1+ Lesser Whitethroat, from viewpoint

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Egyptian Goose, pair flew from reservoir early evening towards Aldenham Reservoir

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.50 House Martin, feeding low over reservoir late afternoon

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.100 Swift, late afternoon feeding over reservoir and surrounding trees.

Holwell Hyde nr Welwyn Garden City, 1 Hobby (Keith Smith )

Hunsdon nr Harlow [TL418141] 2 Swift, seen leaving eaves, late morning. (Laurence Drummond )

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 8 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 4 Reed Warbler (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 2 Chiffchaff (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), c.16 Swift (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 1 House Martin (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 2 Garden Warbler (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 5 Swallow (Steve Carter)

Maple Lodge NR (members only), 3 Blackcap (Steve Carter)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL125091] 1 Lesser Redpoll, coming to garden feeder (John Pritchard)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 2 Hobby (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 2 Little Egret (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 1 Garden Warbler (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 13+ Swift (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 2 Common Tern (Jane Free)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 50+ Swift

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

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 2 Oystercatcher, pair continuing on raft (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Garden Warbler, a singing male in Rushey Meadow - my first on site this year (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, a rattling male along the Dry Canal (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 9 Blackcap (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 5 Hobby (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 3 Chiffchaff (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 5 Whitethroat, 5 singing males with singles in the Overflow Hedgerow, Hide Meadow, Rushey Meadow, Orchard and the Dry Canal (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Cetti's Warbler, a singing male by the Dry Canal - first time I have had one there (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 6 Reed Warbler (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Common Tern, just one remaining (Lee Evans)

Twyford Bury Farm nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Cuckoo, calling early. (James Russell)

Wallington [TL291335] 4 House Martin (James Reader)

Wallington [TL291335] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, around church (James Reader)

Mon 13 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Jane Free)

Ashwell to Newnham Road (Newnham Way) [TL255386] 4 Corn Bunting (Gavin Vicary)

Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans [TL205110] 1 Whitethroat (Simon Errington)

Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans [TL205110] 1 Yellowhammer (Simon Errington)

Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans [TL207111] 1 Oystercatcher (Simon Errington)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL215101] 3 Swift (Simon Errington)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.30 Swift, late afternoon feeding over reservoir.

Maple Cross, 7 Swift, two parties of 3 and 4 birds between 2pm and 215pm (Steve Carter)

Maple Cross, 1 Hobby, adult flew over garden to Maple Lodge 2pm (Steve Carter)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 1 Garden Warbler (Steve Carter)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Blackcap (Steve Carter)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steve Carter)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood, 1 Hobby, hunting around poplar trees near Aldenham golf course at 05-10 (Tony Bates)

Stocker's Farm, c.12 Swallow (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Blackcap (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Meadow Pipit, In flock of starling (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 3 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 3 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Whitethroat (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Lapwing (Steve Carter)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL198112] 1 Swallow (Simon Errington)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL200112] 1 Linnet (Simon Errington)

Symondshyde Great Wood - exact location not specified [TL193111] 1 Raven (Simon Errington)

Symondshyde Great Wood - exact location not specified [TL197108] 1 Cuckoo (Simon Errington)

The Folly nr Wheathampstead [TL171149] 1 Yellow Wagtail, on wires near beanfield (Clifford Smout)

Wallington [TL292335] 2 Spotted Flycatcher, In church and garden next to church (Mike Ilett)

Sun 12 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Jane Free )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Redshank (Jane Free )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Jane Free )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Jane Free )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Cuckoo (Jane Free )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 9+ Little Ringed Plover, including pair with at least 3 new chicks (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] c.5 Sand Martin (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 3 Lapwing (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 5 House Martin (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 8+ Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 8+ Swift (Rupert Evershed)

Heartwood Forest - Magical Wood, 1 Willow Warbler (Robin Hilton)

Heartwood Forest - Magical Wood, 1 Swallow (Robin Hilton)

Heartwood Forest - Magical Wood, 1 Garden Warbler (Robin Hilton)

Heartwood Forest - Magical Wood, 1 Yellowhammer (Robin Hilton)

Hemel Hempstead [TL076100] 1 Swift, Woodhall farm, above Red Kites and Sparrowhawk (David Denham )

Hitchin - Westmill [TL176296] 3 Swift (Richard Lemuel Stratford)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL340136] 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon West)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL340135] 2+ Reed Warbler (Simon West)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL338134] 1 Chiffchaff (Simon West)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL340135] 2+ Sedge Warbler (Simon West)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL339136] 1 Little Ringed Plover (Simon West)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 1 Raven (Steve Carter )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Garden Warbler (Steve Carter )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 14 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 2 Swift (Steve Carter )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth, 3 Chiffchaff (Steve Carter )

OTHER (give details in comments box), 1 Swallow, Eastbury (Shaan Purohit)

Rye Meads [TL387101] 5 Red-crested Pochard, female + (now) 4 ducklings from Gadwall Hide (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL387101] 2 Hobby (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL387101] 1 Little Ringed Plover, from Draper Hide (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL387101] 2+ Cuckoo (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL387101] 1 Marsh Harrier, female - over meadow (David Hills)

Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Anthony Dorman)

Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 1 Willow Warbler (Anthony Dorman)

Stocker's Farm, 1 House Martin (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 6 Little Egret (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 3 Lapwing, 3 in flight (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, c.30 Swallow (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 3 Common Tern (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Egyptian Goose (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Garden Warbler (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 10 Common Tern (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Reed Warbler (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Chiffchaff (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Swallow (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Little Egret (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Blackcap (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Swift (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Shaan Purohit)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res [SP905130] 1 Cuckoo, first this year for me at reserve (j taylor)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL192036] 3 Lapwing (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196049] 1 Reed Warbler (Simon Errington)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196052] 2 Reed Warbler (Simon Errington)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197051] 1 Willow Warbler (Simon Errington)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing male. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 5+ Reed Warbler, at least 5 singing males. (Steven Pearce)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger Green nr St Albans [TL184062] 3 Swift (Simon Errington)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, at the church (Ray Hooper)

Whempstead [TL319201] 2 Garden Warbler (Clive Harding)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Wheatear, perched on the roof of the barn after sunset (Steve Younger )

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, c.2 Little Owl, at dusk (Steve Younger )

Sat 11 May 2024 Batford, 6+ Ring-necked Parakeet, at least 3 pair around village, 1 in nest hole. (Mike Russell)

Batford, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Marquis Ford (Mike Russell)

Batford, 1 Reed Warbler, Singing by playing fields (Mike russell)

Batford, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Mike Russell)

Berkhamsted Common [SP995115] 2 Swift (J. Brady)

Broxbourne GP - Admiral's Walk Lake [TL377081] 2 Red-crested Pochard, two males out in open water, 08:50. (Phil Butson )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208109] 1 Marsh Harrier, flew north low across track and landed in big field, then flew around a bit before departing. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL207111] 3 Mandarin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208109] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL127159] 2 Whitethroat, both seen singing (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden [TL126157] 1 Yellowhammer, male seen singing (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL134165] 1 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

Hertford - Bengeo [TL317133] 1 Cuckoo, heard from garden (Simon Knott)

Rickmansworth [TQ076940] 1 Sedge Warbler, singing, field opp the Withey Beds (Anna Marett)

Rickmansworth [TQ076940] 1 Whitethroat, singing, opposite the Withey Beds (Anna Marett)

Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC [TL226137] 1 Willow Warbler, singing (Ian Flack)

St Albans [TL147076] 3 Swift (Michael Rathjen)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 1 Cuckoo (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 2 Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard (Jane Free)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 1 House Martin (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 2 Blackcap (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 3 Little Egret (Steve Carter )

Tring, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing in my garden for approx 5 mins. Last year had one on the 17th. (Sally Douglas)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ032932] 1 Whinchat (Paul Frost )

Fri 10 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376127] 1 Common Tern, on post in front of viewpoint. (Bryan Drummond )

Batford [TL146149] 1 Reed Warbler, in reeds between river and play area - seen well. (Clifford Smout)

Braughing, 8 Whitethroat, around Friars Road and causeway area (Paula Moore)

Braughing Bone, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, along bone (Paula Moore)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Shaan Purohit)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Common Tern (Shaan Purohit)

Cockhampstead nr Braughing, 9+ Yellow Wagtail, at least 9 males from bridleway (Paula Moore)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL210107] 3 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201111] 1 Wheatear, on hay bales at farm end. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208109] 4+ Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL207111] 4 Mandarin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201111] 1 Cuckoo, calling nearby. (Steven Pearce)

Lilley, 1 Lesser Grey Shrike, 200 yards along Icknield way from hexton Road NW of Lilley between 13.00 and 14.00 (Darin Stanley)

Lilley, 2 Grey Partridge (Lee Evans)

Lilley, 3 Whitethroat (Lee Evans)

Lilley, 1 Lesser Grey Shrike, an adult showing well along the Icknield Way footpath between Mortgrove Farm and Telegraph Hill. (Lee Evans)

Lilley, 1 Corn Bunting (Lee Evans)

Lilley [TL103278] 1 Lesser Grey Shrike, showing well by 17.15 (Mike Russell)

North Mymms Park, 1 Garden Warbler (Philip Rhodes)

Rye Meads [TL387102] 2 Cuckoo, from Draper Hide (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL387102] 8 Red-crested Pochard, 1 male,2 females and 5 ducklings from Gadwall Hide (David Hills)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake [TL389109] 4 Red-crested Pochard, 2 pairs from Shoveler Hide (David Hills)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Garganey, male photographed by local photographer saw picture in camera from yesterday on Sunday at 615am (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 5 Swallow (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Little Egret (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Blackcap (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Red Kite (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Garden Warbler (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Common Tern (Shaan Purohit)

Telegraph Hill nr Lilley [TL101277] 1 Lesser Grey Shrike, still present at 6.00 p.m. (Simon West)

Thu 9 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Black Tern

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 4 Swift, back in the area (P Griffin)

Braughing [TL397251] 3 Swift, Over centre of village (Steve Hughes)

Croxley Common Moor, c.4 Garden Warbler (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 3+ Sedge Warbler (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 2+ Reed Warbler (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, heard singing fairly briefly (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 8+ Whitethroat (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 2 Blackcap (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 1 Cetti's Warbler (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 1 Little Egret (William Atkinson)

Croxley Common Moor, 2 Chiffchaff (William Atkinson)

East Hyde [TL128171] 1 Garden Warbler, heard then seen in scrub area by cycle path. (Darin Stanley )

Essendon, 2+ Lapwing, adults with two chicks (David Carter)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden [TL104159] 1 Linnet (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 1 Common Sandpiper, third bird at this site this year (Clifford Smout)

Lilley [TL115273] 3 Swift, Nest est for at least 15 years. Not sure how many nests (Paul Anness)

Oxhey, 2 Whitethroat, Paddock Road allotment (Geoff Young)

Oxhey, 1 Red Kite, flying over Paddock Road allotment (Geoff Young)

Park Street nr St Albans [TL143045] 1 Cuckoo, male cuckoo calling for about 30 mins. Seen in flight only . Park Street lakes scrubland (Adrian Jones)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL101144] 1 Whitethroat (Clifford Smout)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL101144] 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads, 1 Common Sandpiper (Stuart Fox)

Sarratt [TQ037976] 1 Whitethroat, singing (Anna Marett)

Sarratt [TQ037970] 1 Whitethroat (Anna Marett)

Sarratt [TQ034982] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, visible, alarming (Anna Marett)

Wigginton [SP938106] 1 Redpoll sp., In bushes at Champneys. (J. Brady)

Wed 8 May 2024 Ashridge Forest [SP993123] 3 Swift, Screaming party flying low around Ashridge house (James Reader )

Batford [TL146149] 1 Reed Warbler, heard then seen in remainder reeds in front of play area (darin stanley)

Bishop's Stortford, c.20 Swift, over town centre (James Russell)

Bishop's Stortford, 1 Grey Wagtail, along the Stort (James Russell)

Chorleywood [TQ028970] 1 House Martin, First one back at SCD (Shaan Purohit)

Chorleywood [TQ026973] 30 Red Kite, Standard numbers for this time of year at SCD (Shaan Purohit)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213107] 3+ Mandarin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213107] 1 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213107] 1 Greenshank (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213107] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Easneye Wood [TL380137] 2 Yellowhammer, along river Ash (Graham White)

Easneye Wood [TL380137] 2 Marsh Tit, along River Ash (Graham White)

East Hyde [TL128171] 1 Garden Warbler, heard in scrub by cycle path (Darin Stanley)

Maple Cross [TQ024926] 2 Yellowhammer, In the SW and NW corners of the field that is west of the housing estate (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ024926] 2 Whitethroat, In the SW and NW corners of the arable field that is to the west of the housing estate (Chris Bessant)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin [TL168305] c.1 Lesser Whitethroat

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin [TL168305] c.5 Reed Warbler

Stocker's Farm [TQ051925] 1 Whitethroat, In shrubs at rear of farm near compost heap (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm [TQ051925] 3 Little Egret, all 3 in close proximity at eastern end of flooded field (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Lapwing (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 2 Common Tern, seen from Heron Viewpoint (James Gibson)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 1 Grey Wagtail, seen on far side of River Colne approx halfway along northern edge of lake (James Gibson)

Stocker's Lake [TQ051934] 2 Kingfisher (Josh Kalms)

Stocker's Lake [TQ048937] 1 Cuckoo, 8.45pm (Josh Kalms)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Garden Warbler (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 2 Swallow (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 8 Little Egret (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 3 Blackcap (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 2 Reed Warbler, on causeway (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Lake, 4 Chiffchaff (Steve Carter )

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2+ Whitethroat (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 3 Cetti's Warbler (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 4 Swallow (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2+ Sedge Warbler (James Russell)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 3 Reed Warbler (Simon Errington)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm [TL192041] 1+ Little Owl, calling from trees near entrance drive (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger Green nr St Albans [TL179060] 2 Yellowhammer (Simon Errington)

Tyttenhanger Green nr St Albans [TL183061] 1 Whitethroat (Simon Errington)

Tue 7 May 2024 Allen's Green [TL467164] 2 Yellow Wagtail, a pair fly catching along partially flooded road. (Laurence Drummond)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 8+ Little Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Greenshank, first thing this morning (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Cuckoo, calling from Symondshyde Farm end (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 6+ Yellow Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 4 Mandarin, pair & 2 males (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 4 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Smallford nr St Albans [TL195077] 2 Hobby, soaring up high (Rupert Evershed)

Mon 6 May 2024 Ashwell to Eyeworth Road (Northfield Road) [TL261428] 4 Grey Partridge, 2 pairs (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Sanderling, still present 19:00 (James Reader)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] c.60 Swift (Mike Ilett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL204110] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Simon West)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211108] 7+ Little Ringed Plover (Simon West)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211108] 1 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 4 Common Sandpiper (Tom Speller)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 6 Ringed Plover (Tom Speller)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 5 Greenshank (Tom Speller)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 1 Sanderling, until 1525 at least (Tom Speller)

Gilston Park nr Harlow [TL452122] 1+ Nightingale, Nightingale singing bolding from the bushes and scrub. (Edward Antolik)

Kings Langley [TL074029] 3 Swift, calling as they flew East towards Primrose Hill. (J. Brady)

Markyate [TL058163] 1 Swift, flying over garden this evening (Mike Lucken )

Royston, 2 Swift, high over Chaucer Road (Paul Dunn)

St Albans [TL143061] 6 Swift, first arrivals overhead Wilshere Avenue colony (Graeme Bowd)

St Albans [TL143061] 1 Peregrine Falcon, hunting high overhead Cottonmill area (Graeme Bowd)

Stevenage [TL256254] 4 Swift, over Drakes Drive (Andy Day)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL197112] 1 Cuckoo, singing from edge of wood beside farm. (Simon West)

Sun 5 May 2024 Allen's Green [TL453170] 2 Swallow, flying low above the trees (Mary Young)

Allen's Green [TL453171] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing loud a clear, in the hedge no more than 3’ away from me. (Mary Young)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376127] 1 Yellow Wagtail, on mud spit in front of view point (Bryan Drummond )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376127] 1 Little Ringed Plover, on mud spit in front of view point (Bryan Drummond )

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake [TL376132] 3 Common Tern (David Hills)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake [TL376132] 2 Hobby, feeding low over the lake 3.30 pm (David Hills)

Batford, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard In bramble just west of the bridge at Batford Springs NR. (Darin Stanley)

Batford, 1 Yellow Wagtail, seen amongst horses in paddock by Bower Heath Lane, paddocks north of Batford. (Darin Stanley)

Bishop's Stortford [TL467191] 1 Whitethroat, heard singing in the hawthorn hedge (Mary Young)

Bishop's Stortford [TL463188] 3 Yellow Wagtail, on the track and flying, I think 2 males and a female, my first YWs of the year (Mary Young)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] 2 Ringed Plover (Andy Bartlett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] 2 Greenshank (Andy Bartlett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] c.6 Little Ringed Plover (Andy Bartlett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211108] 1 Wood Sandpiper, between main pool and small pool to the North (Andy Bartlett)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211107] 1 Common Sandpiper (Andy Bartlett)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret, by the mill (Mike Russell)

East Hyde, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, In song by Thrales End Lane (Mike russell)

East Hyde, 1 Raven, Flew across meadow (Mike russell)

East Hyde, 12 House Martin, 6 pr nest building at the mill (Mike russell)

East Hyde, 1 Garden Warbler, In song by Thrales End Lane (Mike russell)

East Hyde, 6 Whitethroat, In song around area. (Mike russell)

Flamstead village [TL069146] 1 Blackcap, male Blackcap in hedgerow Friendless Lane (Mike Lucken )

Flamstead village [TL069146] 1 Chiffchaff, In hedgerow Friendless Labe (Mike Lucken )

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL128084] 4+ Sedge Warbler, singing between Pre Mill House pond and floods. (Rob Souter)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL128084] 2 Reed Warbler, singing and foraging at Pre Mill House pond. (Rob Souter)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL131078] 1 Great White Egret, still present on flood south of river. (Rob Souter)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL128084] 1 Hobby, low over NE Pre Mill House pond. (Rob Souter)

Green Tye nr Much Hadham [TL448186] 2 Yellow Wagtail, in the paddocks at the crossroad. (Laurence Drummond)

Harpenden [TL147145] 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, on sunflower heart feeders (Robin Pearson)

Hemel Hempstead [TL074116] 1 Willow Warbler, singing in wood between Holtsmere End Lane and Gaddesden Lane (David Denham)

Ridge [TL204005] 1 Cuckoo, calling at 10:30am between Ridge and Shenley (T.Wood)

Rye Meads [TL384103] 1 Red-crested Pochard, male Draper Hide (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads [TL384103] 1 Common Tern, Tern Hide (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads [TL386105] 1 Reed Warbler, Warbler Hide (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads [TL384100] 1 Cuckoo, seen near Ashby Hide (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads [TL386105] 1 Sedge Warbler, Warbler Hide (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads [TL386101] 2 Little Ringed Plover, from Draper Hide (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL386101] 1 Cuckoo (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL386101] 1 Hobby (David Hills)

Rye Meads [TL386101] 1 Red-crested Pochard, male from Gadwall Hide (David Hills)

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL252239] 2 Yellow Wagtail, flying east over Main Lake (Andy Day)

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL252239] 1 Swift, Main Lake (Andy Day)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 2 Little Ringed Plover, Pair seen at 09.15hrs on flooded field near to Hawthorn tree by access road (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 4 House Martin (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 14 Swallow (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Egyptian Goose (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Lapwing (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Red-crested Pochard, male near island left of rafts (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Little Egret (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Blackcap (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Reed Warbler, heard only (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Garden Warbler (Shaan Purohit)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Common Tern, 3 pairs, one of which mating (Shaan Purohit)

Thorley nr Bishop's Stortford [TL468200] 1 Blackcap, singing loud and strong along the bypass (Mary Young)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Whitethroat (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Sedge Warbler (James Russell)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Blackcap (James Russell)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Marsh Harrier, flew from roost at 7.20am towards Wendover (Ian Williams)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 2 Common Sandpiper (Ian Williams)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 4 Oystercatcher (Ian Williams)

Twyford Bury Farm nr Bishop's Stortford, 3+ Swallow (James Russell)

Twyford Bury Farm nr Bishop's Stortford, 2 Sand Martin (James Russell)

Welwyn Garden City [TL241137] 4 Swift, first here this year (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Weston, 1 Swift (Andrew Coates)

Sat 4 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376127] 1 Little Ringed Plover, below viewpoint (William Bishop)

Baldock to Wallington Road [TL265340] 1 Wheatear, in second field along tarmac footpath from metal gate (Mike Ilett)

Batford, 1 Whinchat, male actually in field of paddocks north of Batford close by to the electric tower. (Darin Stanley )

Batford, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, heard calling close to the field entrance by Porters Hill. (Darin Stanley)

Coleman Green nr Wheathampstead [TL180128] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)

Coleman Green nr Wheathampstead [TL180128] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Coleman Green nr Wheathampstead [TL180128] 1 Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 1 Oystercatcher, main pit / commuting across track and back (David Lyons)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 1 Yellow Wagtail (David Lyons)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 3+ Little Ringed Plover, various locations around complex (David Lyons)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL291363] 1 Short-eared Owl, still present along Cat Ditch rd near Wallington (Mike Ilett)

Hemel Hempstead [TL034062] 1 Whitethroat, in bullrushes by the canal towpath (J. Brady)

Maple Cross [TQ025924] 1 House Martin, flying with Swift’s over the garden (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ030911] c.40 Sand Martin, large Hirundine flock (mostly Sand Martins) flying over HS2 West Hyde portal site, as seen from the A412 (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ025925] 1 Garden Warbler, seen and heard in field hedge to the west of the housing estate (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ025925] 1 Yellowhammer, in hedge to the west of the housing estate (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ025924] 6 Swift, flying over the garden (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ024923] 1 Whitethroat, in field hedge to the west of housing estate, near to Hornhill Road (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ026924] 26 Red Kite, attracted in to a neighbours BBQ (Chris Bessant)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ065940] 4 House Martin, colony on water board building (Anna Marett)

Rye Meads [TL387102] 10 Hobby, through this afternoon (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads [TL387102] 2 Cuckoo (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads [TL387102] 12 Sand Martin, through this afternoon (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads [TL387102] 1 Common Tern (Vicky Buckel)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 1 Cuckoo (David Lyons)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL199112] 1 Cuckoo, calling (Rupert Evershed)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Cuckoo, briefly in Cemetery Corner mid morning then flew towards Marsworth (Ian Williams)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 2 Oystercatcher (Phill Luckhurst)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Pink-footed Goose, again, following Greylag on reservoir (Phill Luckhurst)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Whimbrel, fllew low over reservoir before heading towards Weston Turville (Phill Luckhurst)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 2+ Reed Warbler, singing. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Cuckoo, calling (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Cetti's Warbler (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm [TL190039] 2 Raven, on pylon by Coursers Lane entrance. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm [TL189041] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL188044] 1 Yellow Wagtail, on fence in adjacent field (Steven Pearce)

Walkern [TL288262] 2 House Martin, pair at artificial nests opposite Yew Tree pub (Andy Day)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL201139] 1 Sedge Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL201139] 1 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL201139] 1 Garden Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL201139] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL196139] 2 Cuckoo (Andrew Steele)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL196140] 1 Sedge Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL196140] 1 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Fri 3 May 2024 Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Cuckoo, calling from Easneye woods,then heard towards the Bittern Pool (Wendy Cobb)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Dunlin (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 1 Wood Sandpiper, still present until at least 8pm but elusive (Rupert Evershed )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Ringed Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 1 Avocet, still present until at least 8pm (Rupert Evershed )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 1 Blue-headed Wagtail, this evening (Rupert Evershed )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 2 White Wagtail, this evening (Rupert Evershed )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Grey Plover (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211108] 4 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL206110] 8+ Mandarin, a pair (possibly two) and six other males. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL206110] 1 Wheatear, female by kink in track. (Steven Pearce)

Northaw [TL280023] 1 Swift, circling over village early evening (Sam Fuller)

Standon Lordship [TL388210] c.2 Blackcap, a number singing (John Chitham)

Standon Lordship [TL388210] 1 Whitethroat (John Chitham)

Standon Lordship [TL388210] 1 Garganey, chased off by a Little Grebe (John Chitham)

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 1 Garden Warbler (Jane Free )

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 2+ Swift, With large hirundine flock (Jane Free )

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 1 Marsh Harrier (Jane Free )

Stanstead Innings - Abbotts Lake, 1 Hobby (Jane Free )

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL252239] 10 Swallow, Main Lake (Andy Day)

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL252239] 1 Hobby, going west over Main Lake (Andy Day)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Cuckoo, Calling from behind farm (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Garden Warbler (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Reed Warbler, One on the causeway & another from heronry viewpoint (Sean Moore)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL199112] 1 Raven (Rupert Evershed)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL199112] 2+ Cuckoo, 2 possibly 3 birds calling early morning (Rupert Evershed)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 1 Garganey, drake. highly mobile between Startops and Marsworth, eventually disappeared into reedbed 7am. Found by RH. (Ian Williams)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 1 Black Tern, still at 7am (Ian Williams)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 8 Reed Warbler, 8 territories (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 8 House Martin (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 21 Swallow (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 21 Common Tern (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 1 Kingfisher (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 5 Sedge Warbler, a slight increase in numbers with 4 singing males at the east end/canal hedgerow and 1 in the main reedbed (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Pink-footed Goose, flew off west early morning with 2 greylag (Ian Williams)

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

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 26 House Martin (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 3 Whitethroat (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 1 Arctic Tern (Lee Evans)

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

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

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 74 Swallow (Lee Evans)

Tring Reservoirs - Wilstone Res, 14 Sand Martin (Lee Evans)

Thu 2 May 2024 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Hobby, above White hide (Andy Day)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Common Sandpiper, in front of viewpoint (Andy Day)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Little Ringed Plover, in front of viewpoint (Andy Day)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 2 Swift, briefly over lake (Andy Day)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Sand Martin, briefly over lake (Andy Day)

Batford, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Heard calling whilst flying over paddock by Bower Heath Lane in paddocks north of Batford. (Darin Stanley)

Batford, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Heard flying over weedy/ scrubby field beside KW school. (Darin Stanley)

Bozen Green nr Braughing [TL401266] 1 Whitethroat, Singing in hedgerow along bridleway 24 (Steve Hughes)

Cockhampstead nr Braughing [TL417258] 2 Corn Bunting, on overhead wires (Steve Hughes)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214111] 1 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214111] 1 Wheatear, female near middle pool (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214111] 1 Dunlin, adult summer bird still present (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214111] 1 Marsh Harrier, Juvenile hunting over field by Symondshyde Farm (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214111] 5+ Swift (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL205110] 6 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211108] 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201111] 1 Grey Partridge (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL211108] 2+ Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL205110] 2 Mandarin, a pair. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201111] 1 Cuckoo, calling from near Symondshyde Farm. (Steven Pearce)

Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, 1 Hobby (Ray Hooper)

Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, 8+ House Martin (Ray Hooper)

Green End nr Braughing [TL390258] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Between Hay and Hull lanes (Steve Hughes)

Heartwood Forest - Arboretum [TL175120] 4 Meadow Pipit (Jamie Brown)

Heartwood Forest - Arboretum [TL175120] 7 Linnet (Jamie Brown)

Heartwood Forest - Arboretum [TL175120] 1 Garden Warbler, just behind arboretum in brambles (Jamie Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL174113] 11+ Whitethroat, 3 with nesting material (Jamie Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL174113] 2 Lesser Whitethroat, near ponds at the back (Jamie Brown)

Kings Langley [TL074029] 1 Swallow, flew over Tooveys Mill houses. My first swallow sighting this year. (J, Brady)

Quinbury Farm nr Braughing [TL398260] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, At junction of byway and bridleway 14 (Steve Hughes)

Southern Green nr Buntingford [TL312317] 2 Bullfinch (Mike Ilett)

Southern Green nr Buntingford [TL312317] 1 Barn Owl (Mike Ilett)

Southern Green nr Buntingford [TL312317] 1 Raven (Mike Ilett)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 1 Black Tern (Phill Luckhurst)

Tring Reservoirs - Marsworth Res, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Phill Luckhurst)

Wallington [TL291363] 1 Short-eared Owl, Along Cat Ditch road (Mike Ilett)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ046952] 1 Wheatear, market garden/compost area (Paul Frost )

Wed 1 May 2024 Cassiobury Park [TQ097966] 1 Firecrest, singing from trees by grass tennis courts at Shepherds Road entrance of Cassiobury Park at 6.05am then moved north into the park (Ian Bennell)

Cassiobury Park, 3 Blackcap (Pinner RSPB Group)

Cassiobury Park, 1 Little Egret (Pinner RSPB Group)

Cassiobury Park [TQ090970] 4 Chiffchaff (Pinner RSPB Group)

Cassiobury Park, 6 Mandarin, 5 male 1 female (Pinner RSPB Group)

Cassiobury Park, 4 Chiffchaff (Pinner RSPB Group)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Dunlin (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 2 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 1 Dunlin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL207110] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL207110] 7 Mandarin, flock of 6 birds, plus a dead male. (Steven Pearce)

Croxley Common Moor, 6 Whitethroat, 6 territories (Lee Evans)

Croxley Common Moor, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 now singing by the Gade (Lee Evans)

Croxley Common Moor, 1 Garden Warbler (Lee Evans)

Croxley Common Moor, 1 Sedge Warbler (Lee Evans)

Croxley Common Moor, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, still present (Lee Evans)

Croxley Common Moor, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Lee Evans)

Harpenden [TL118142] 1 Yellowhammer, near Fiveways (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden [TL108152] 1 Yellowhammer, at crossroads of Kinsbourne Green Lane and Roundwood Lane (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green pit [TL102161] 2 Lapwing, displaying but no other sign of breeding (Clifford Smout)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL102145] 1 Common Buzzard (Clifford Smout)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL102145] 1 Lapwing, Friars Wash (Clifford Smout)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL102145] 1 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

Rye Meads [TL389102] 1 Cuckoo, over meadow (Vicky Buckel)

Rye Meads [TL389102] 2 Hobby, possibly a 3rd bird as well seen from car park (Vicky Buckel)

St Albans [TL143061] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male in garden briefly at 10.30am (Graeme Bowd)

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL253244] 1 Yellow Wagtail, in flight over Main Lake (Andy Day)

Stevenage - Fairlands Valley Park Lakes - N of Six HIlls Way [TL253244] 1 Grey Wagtail, male at Balancing pond (Andy Day)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 2 Oystercatcher, 2 landed on far side of flooded field (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 2 Yellow Wagtail, on flooded field at approx 09.30 (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 1 Little Ringed Plover, seen on flooded field at apprpx 11.45 (James Gibson)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Little Egret (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Evans)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 2 Common Tern, on wooden posts in front of Heron Viewpoint (James Gibson)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth, 6 Egyptian Goose, pair with young (Lee Evans)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth, 1 Lapwing (Lee Evans)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth, 1 Chiffchaff (Lee Evans)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth, 1 Blackcap (Lee Evans)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth, 2 Whitethroat (Lee Evans)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth, 1 Garden Warbler (Lee Evans)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford [TL491186] 1 Cuckoo, , heard and seen regularly throughout the day (Mary Young)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford [TL489175] 1 Garden Warbler, , heard singing loudly next to reserve car park (Mary Young)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Oystercatcher (Mel Barnett)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Common Tern (Mel Barnett)

Ware [TL362148] 1 Swift, first of the year over Musley Hill, Trinity Road area. (Ian Edwards )