Record selection
Records

Tue 24 Nov 2020 Aston [TL273230] 1 Raven (Alan Ford)

Ayot St Lawrence [TL206149] 4 Red Kite (Michael Rathjen )

Baldock, 1 Short-eared Owl, hunting along hedgerow and over fields near Wallington Road. Landed briefly in field (Tim Gale)

Bernards Heath (St Albans) [TL152086] 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Michael Rathjen)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 1 Cattle Egret, showing very well in small horse paddock north of Chaunden Lane but flew strongly north at 1040 (Lee Evans)

Braughing, 10 Grey Partridge, two groups of 5, one group in first field after houses on Friars Rd and another near Cockhamstead (Steve Hughes)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Egyptian Goose (Charlie Ramsay)

King's Walden [TL154247] 1 Firecrest, female (probably juvenile) caught and ringed in the garden (Amanda Proud)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), c.20 Ring-necked Parakeet, 07.45 (Keith Smith)

Redhill nr Wallington, 1 Hen Harrier, ringtail flew over north end of village at 1550 heading towards Wallington (Duncan Coates)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, m/f showing well on flooded field (Charlie Ramsay)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 13 Fieldfare (Lee Evans)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Tree Sparrow, only 2 located in an exhaustive search. (Lee Evans )

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 4 Meadow Pipit (Lee Evans)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 2 Egyptian Goose, flying towards Willows Farm (Alan Gardiner)

Wallington [TL264342] 5 Grey Partridge, along dirt track (Darin Stanley)

Wallington [TL277347] 1 Merlin, Baldock/Wallington road. hedgerow by 'bygrave' footpath sign (Darin Stanley)

Wallington, 1 Hen Harrier, ringtail (Darrel Bryant)

Wallington, 2 Stonechat, male and female (Darrel Bryant )

Wallington, 1 Short-eared Owl, viewed From Bygrave footpath sign (Darrel Bryant)

Wallington [TL286340] 4 Corn Bunting, In hedge off Wallington to Baldock road west of the village

Wallington, 6 Red Kite, around area near radio mast, west of village

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Waterfields Way: pylon by Colne crossing (DavidDenham)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Stonechat, female present on fence in Cemetery Corner (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Ring-necked Duck, a drake, female and first-winter male - showing well in front of the Drayton Hide at 1100 hours - the first multiple-sighting record for the county (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 80 Fieldfare (Lee Evans)

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-necked Grebe, a winter-plumaged pair frequenting reeds by the old boathouse but very elusive (Lee Evans )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Goldeneye, 3 female-types (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30 Wigeon, lowest winter count for decades (Lee Evans)

Wormley, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, by River Lea; heard only (Paul Gymer)

Wormley, 2 Egyptian Goose, on River Lea (Paul Gymer)

Mon 23 Nov 2020 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Marsh Tit, in trees along Amwell walkway (Steve Hughes)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 5 Siskin, In Birch trees alongside Bittern Pool (Steve Hughes)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Caspian Gull, 1w 12.15

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Snipe

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Water Rail

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Goldeneye, 2f

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 2m 2f

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Bearded Tit, "Tinged" twice, disappeared into reeds by boardwalk.

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard, two of each sex (Steve Hughes)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 22 Red-crested Pochard, 16 drakes and 6 ducks. (Graham Clark)

Cheshunt GPs - Ashley Pit, 5 Goosander, 2 male and 3 females (red heads) (Steve Hughes)

Cole Green Tip [TL269115] 1 Stonechat (Andy Haig)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL244232] 2 Woodcock, Monks wood (Kevin Widgery)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 6 Common Snipe

King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Stonechat, no sign of Cattle Egret

Letchworth, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden bird feeders, Field Lane (Peter Moore)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Goldeneye, females (Nigel Webber)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, flew off about 08.30 (Nigel Webber)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Raven, c08.15 (Nigel Webber)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Water Rail, seen well (Nigel Webber)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 2 Red Kite, over Moneyhole park (Lee Fitz)

Redhill nr Wallington, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, at the north end of the village. (duncan coates)

St Albans [TL156051] c.20 Redwing (Bill Free)

Stocker's Farm, 4 Meadow Pipit (Graham Clark)

Stocker's Lake, 40+ Siskin, in a flock feeding in the Alder trees near the boating yard (David Hutchinson)

Stocker's Lake, 20 Siskin (Graham Clark)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Goldeneye, 2 males 2 females (Steve Carter)

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

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Snipe (Nigel Webber)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Chiffchaff, near feeder. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Egyptian Goose, flew off east (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.20 Meadow Pipit, in fields behind high viewpoint. (Steven Pearce)

Wallington, 1 Hen Harrier, ringtail hunting just west of Wallington at 09:45, where Icknield Way footpath meets the Baldock to Wallington road. (Barry Reed)

Wallington, 2 Merlin, 2 different birds seen from different points along the Wallington road, both male I think. First was in hedge and was flushed by a kestrel. The second was further along the road and was in the field initially, then flying to tree by hay bales. (Tim Gale)

Watford [TQ096986] c.30 Redwing, flew over Cheslyn Gardens (Nick Harris)

Watford [TQ096986] 2 Blackcap, seen in Cheslyn Gardens (Nick Harris)

Willian nr Letchworth, 1+ Ring-necked Parakeet, at Roxley Court early morning (Ross Facer)

Willian nr Letchworth, 1 Peregrine Falcon, flew low over Roxley Court this morning. (Ross Facer)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 62 Golden Plover, over at dusk (Lee Evans )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Stonechat, pair remain on fence in Cemetery Corner (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, usual adult flew in to roost at 4.20pm (Lee Evans )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 55 Fieldfare (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Goldeneye, 2 males, 3 females (Nigel Webber)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Marsh Tit, heard (Nigel Webber)

Sun 22 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Cattle Egret, left roost at 07:04 and headed towards Kings Mead (William Bishop)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL377127] 5 Red-crested Pochard, 3 male and 2 female (William Bishop)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake [TL376132] 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 male and 1 female (William Bishop)

Baldock, 1 Hen Harrier, ringtail (Darrel Bryant)

Baldock, 1 Merlin (Darrel Bryant)

Baldock, 2 Short-eared Owl, Baldock-Wallington Road (Darrel Bryant)

Bengeo (Hertford) [TL318134] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Simon Knott)

Bovingdon, 13 Red Kite, flock circling over east of village (Simon Errington)

Cole Green Tip [TL266105] 1 Stonechat (Andy Haig)

Cole Green Tip [TL269112] 1 Jack Snipe (Andy Haig)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 4 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213109] 70+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Easneye Wood [TL381131] 1 Raven (William Bishop)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL205090] 2 Stonechat, on north fence of grazing area (Alan Gardiner)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL203087] 4+ Meadow Pipit (Alan Gardiner)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253246] 20+ Siskin, around Environmental Lake (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253243] 1 Kingfisher, Millennium Lake (Andy Day)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, seen by another observer then heard to call and glimpsed flying off (Rupert Evershed )

Hatfield Park - Home Park [TL249099] 1 Woodcock, flew over A414 towards Home Park at dusk (Andrew Steele)

Hemel Hempstead [TL031065] 1 Cattle Egret, still in field with horses between 3.00 - 3.30 p.m. before flying off south. (Simon West)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 16 Fieldfare, 15 along western perimeter of reserve, near entrance from Hilfield Lane. One seen earlier flying over east. (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Goldeneye, Female (Tony Blake)

Hitchin [TL19683025] 1 Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)

Kimpton [TL183191] 2 Stonechat (Andrew Steele)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL339133] 1 Blackcap, male (Simon Knott)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL340136] 1 Kingfisher, female (Simon Knott)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL3413] 3 Stonechat, m+2f (Simon Knott)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL347141] 1 Cattle Egret (Simon Knott)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 48 Corn Bunting, going to roost in reed bed at about 4pm (Lynne Lambert)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ068941] 6 Egyptian Goose, one male displaying (David Neal)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ068941] 11 Wigeon (David Neal)

Redbournbury [TL120104] 1 Little Egret, fewer than usual due to disturbance by joggers, dogs etc (Roger & Lynn Payne)

Redbournbury [TL120108] 2 Redwing, in hedge (Roger & Lynn Payne)

Redbournbury [TL120108] 2 Fieldfare, flying north (Roger & Lynn Payne)

Sandon [TL326338] 70 Red Kite, Roosting near Green End 16.00-16.30 - 62 moved from pre-roost site to roost wood over this time but 8 remained (Murray Orchard)

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

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL201111] 7 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL206114] 50+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL201110] 1 Stonechat (Steven Pearce)

Therfield nr Royston [TL348383] 770 Golden Plover, Flock resting in ploughed field E of Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL343380] 15 Corn Bunting, Feeding in ploughed field with Linnets along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL343379] 450 Linnet, Flock feeding in ploughed field along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL344380] 10 Grey Partridge, Covey in field along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Tree Sparrow, by feeder (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Stonechat, pair in arable field behind feeder (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Grey Wagtail, pit by dual carriageway (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Lesser Redpoll, near the mound (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Tree Sparrow, by mound feeder (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Water Rail, calling from main reedbed (Rupert Evershed )

Verulamium Park [TL141068] 1 Kingfisher (Alan Gardiner)

Watercress LNR (St Albans) [TL154055] 2+ Siskin, with Goldfinches (Alan Gardiner)

Welwyn [TL230161] 1 Little Egret, flying over Welwyn High Street (Callum Peel)

Wheathampstead [TL181143] 1 Exotic/escape, Harris HawK. Flew low over our heads. Alighted briefly in a tree in front of us (Charlotte Cumming)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Little Owl (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Stonechat, pair in weedy field and along fence line by dung heaps (Rupert Evershed )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Cattle Egret, left NW 50 feet from me near steps, 16.40 (Dan Forder)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Great White Egret, in from NE, 16.20 (Dan Forder)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Black-necked Grebe, near Cemetery Corner, 16.20 (Dan Forder)

Sat 21 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Mediterranean Gull, adult (Barry Reed)

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

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, adult (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Caspian Gull, 1cy from viewpoint mid-morning (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Cattle Egret, flew in to roost at 16:23 (Barry Reed)

Baldock [TL267344] 1 Merlin, In field east of metal gate 15:30 - 15:45 (Kevin Widgery)

Baldock [TL267344] 2 Stonechat, male & female (Kevin Widgery)

Baldock [TL267344] 4 Corn Bunting (Kevin Widgery)

Baldock [TL257338] 12 Grey Partridge (Kevin Widgery)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL031065] 1 Cattle Egret, seen in field from Chaulden Lane at 3pm.

Braughing [TL408249] 2 Stonechat, male and female along first section of minor road to Cockhamstead (Steve Hughes)

Braughing, 1 Brambling, female feeding on sunflower hearts in garden. (Steve Hughes)

Braughing [TL413251] c.120 Fieldfare, near Cockhamstead (Steve Hughes)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow (Rupert Evershed )

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Stonechat, 2 males in arable field next to model aircraft runway. (Rupert Evershed )

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Kingfisher, Environmental Lake (Alan Ford)

Harpenden [TL145134] 3+ Red Kite, over Dark Lane recycling centre (Robin Pearson)

Hawkshead Woods (Mimms Woods), 5+ Crossbill, possibly a lot more (Rupert Evershed )

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL179110] 2 Red Kite (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL179111] 1 Stonechat, female near to wetland reserve (Craig Dunn)

Hertford [TL322112] 30+ Ring-necked Parakeet, pre roost gathering of 30+ birds on Mandeville Road, flew off west at 3.30pm (Graham Knight)

Jersey Farm (St Albans) [TL175095] 1 Peregrine Falcon, flying eastward over Jersey Farm. Probable female (Dan Fletcher )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 7 Meadow Pipit (Lee Evans)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Redwing (Lee Evans )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Common Snipe (Lee Evans)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Little Egret, with the Cattle Egret in flooded meadow (Lee Evans )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 8 Jack Snipe, in the flooded meadows (Lee Evans )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Red Kite (Lee Evans )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 5 Jack Snipe (Mike ilett)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL349142] 1 Cattle Egret, viewed from Lee towpath opposite GSK (Tom Speller)

Letchworth [TL217316] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, On garden bird feeders, Field Lane (Peter Moore)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Ray Hooper)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage, 10 Redwing (Ray Hooper)

Oxhey [TQ111943] 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders today, species seen daily in garden (Joan Thompson )

Redbournbury, c.95 Fieldfare, c80 over the mill plus 15 at the golf couse (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL118108] 1 Chiffchaff (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, c.30 Redwing (Andrew Steele)

Redwell Wood (Mimms Woods), 18 Crossbill, flying over wood. (Rupert Evershed )

Redwell Wood (Mimms Woods), 25+ Lesser Redpoll (Rupert Evershed )

Redwell Wood (Mimms Woods), 30+ Siskin (Rupert Evershed )

Redwell Wood Farm nr South Mimms, 2+ Tree Sparrow, at feeder (Rupert Evershed )

Redwell Wood Farm nr South Mimms, c.100 Golden Plover, viewed flying in distance towards Shenley (Rupert Evershed )

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 1 Grey Wagtail, near to QH Pub (Craig Dunn)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 12+ Lesser Redpoll, small flock over (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Stonechat (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, c.50 Fieldfare (John Pritchard)

Shenleybury [TL178023] c.50 Golden Plover, In arable field - a traditional site (Rupert Evershed )

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 757 Ring-necked Parakeet, into roost in tall trees on edge of North Lake by 4.30pm (Lee Evans )

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Brambling (Barry Reed)

Therfield Heath [TL346397] c.180 Golden Plover, very restless and flying low over farmland in mid afternoon from Icknield Way, south of Therfield Heath and west of Grey's Farm (Huw Lewis)

Therfield Heath [TL345403] 1 Red Kite (Huw Lewis)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL195057] 3 Tree Sparrow, at feeder near mound (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL194057] 1 Little Egret (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 11+ Meadow Pipit (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Fieldfare (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Red Kite (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.60 Redwing (Steve Blake)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Stonechat, pair along fenceline cemetery corner (David Hutchinson)

Fri 20 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL377128] 1 Cattle Egret, left island roost at around 7.30am flew towards Ware - best viewed from Hollycross Road (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 16 Little Egret, In roost at first light (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 5 Crossbill (Barry Reed)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth [TQ057940] 1 Egyptian Goose (Adrian Bayliss)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth [TQ057940] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Adrian Bayliss)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth [TQ053938] 19 Red-crested Pochard, 15 drakes and 4 females. (Adrian Bayliss)

Cheshunt GPs - Ashley Pit [TL370042] 3 Goosander, 1 male 2 females. (Mike Oakland )

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL201036] c.4 Redwing (Alan Gardiner)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL201036] 2 Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL201036] 10+ Meadow Pipit (Alan Gardiner)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL201036] c.5 Fieldfare (Alan Gardiner)

Croxley Green, 2 Blackcap, m/f in garden (Charlie Ramsay)

Digswell Lake [TL243148] 110+ Siskin (Thomas Gladwin)

Digswell Lake [TL243148] 1 Cetti's Warbler (Thomas Gladwin)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL254243] c.20 Fieldfare, over (Kevin Widgery)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 2+ Lesser Redpoll (Steven Pearce)

Harpenden, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders, Lambourn Gardens (Alan Jackson)

Hay Street nr Puckeridge, 1 Brambling, at least 1 in a large Chaffinch flock by haystack on north side of Hay Lane. (Barry Reed)

Hemel Hempstead, 2 Peregrine Falcon, both flying with prey low over Magic Roundabout to old Kodak building (Dan Fletcher )

Hemel Hempstead [TL054067] 1 Blackcap, male in bushes in Water Garden (Dan Fletcher )

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Common Snipe (Murray Orchard)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Little Egret (Murray Orchard)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Wigeon, pair on West Pool (Murray Orchard)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 60 Redwing (Murray Orchard)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Stonechat, separate individuals either side of railway, including a well marked male near the Cattle Egret (Murray Orchard)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL346141] 1 Cattle Egret, with four little egrets at 15:00. (Tim Hill)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Bittern, flew from Bucks side at 15.58pm (Mike Collard)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret (Mike Collard)

North Mymms [TL233055] 1 Woodcock, exploding from the base of my back garden hedge early this morning (Andrew Miller)

Oxhey [TQ110942] 1 Grey Wagtail, by my garden pond (Joan Thompson )

Pryors Wood nr Stevenage [TL265269] 1 Marsh Tit, Infrequent visitor to Great Ashby garden feeder for 2nd day. (Steve Lane)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Goldeneye, females from causeway (Gordon Cox)

Stocker's Lake, 9+ Egyptian Goose (Gordon Cox)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194056] 3 Tree Sparrow, one going into the usual nestbox, another sitting nearby, and the third at the bird table. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL188049] c.20 Redwing (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186045] c.50 Linnet, In Pumpkin field adjacent to lake. (Steven Pearce)

Welwyn Garden City [TL241137] 1 Siskin, on garden feeder, first of year (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Mairi-Claire Connolly)

Thu 19 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Cattle Egret, left roost at 07:08, flew towards Kingsmead. (Barry Reed)

Box Wood nr Stevenage, 1 Crossbill, at least one flew over calling but heard twice (Tony Wileman)

Braughing, c.50 Redwing, flock with 50+ Fieldfare near Upp Hall (Paula Moore)

Broxbourne GP, 1 Common Snipe (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne GP, 2 Raven (Paul Gymer)

East Hyde, 1 Red Kite (Clifford Smout )

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail (Clifford Smout )

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253244] 1 Kingfisher, seen at first light by wooden bridge at Millennium lake (Andy Day )

Great Offley [TL151264] 4 Yellowhammer (Martin Ketcher)

Green End nr Braughing, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, calling from tree in garden (Andrew Forbes)

Jersey Farm (St Albans) [TL177091] 16+ Fieldfare, flying southwards in flock, calling, at 7:50am (Dan Fletcher)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 7 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Short-eared Owl, sat in hedge in same general area as cattle egret at 15.30 (Jeff Bailey)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Cattle Egret, on flooded field opposite GSK sports club at midday. Alongside little Egret and can be viewed from R Lee tow path (Steve Hughes)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922137] 1 Great White Egret, In the shallows in north-east corner. (Adrian Bayliss )

Oxhey, 1 Red Kite, Oxhey Village. (Geoff Young)

Patmore Heath [TL440258] 1 Grey Wagtail, on water feature in a garden at Patmore Heath

Redbournbury [TL119109] c.20 Golden Plover, flew over heading east (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL123097] 2 Redwing (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL124097] 7+ Common Snipe, coming out the fields in small groups at dusk (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL122100] 1 Crossbill, flew over calling (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL123097] 3 Cetti's Warbler, calling from marsh at dusk (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL123097] c.5 Lesser Redpoll, flew over at dusk in 2 groups (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL123097] 3 Water Rail, calling from marsh at dusk (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL123097] c.30 Fieldfare (Andrew Steele)

Verulamium Park, 2 Kingfisher, 1pm (Chris Russell)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 07.00 (Keith Smith )

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Stonechat (Roger Dewey)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 5 Yellowhammer (Roger Dewey)

Wed 18 Nov 2020 Baldock, 1 Black Redstart, on North side of church, in general area below clock face at 10:15 a.m. (Maureen Tindall)

Barley [TL394388] 1 Stonechat (Shaun Dowman)

Berkhamsted [SP996089] 1 Stonechat (Simon Errington)

Berkhamsted [SP996089] 5+ Meadow Pipit (Simon Errington)

Berkhamsted [TL012068] 1 Little Egret (Simon Errington)

Berkhamsted [SP996089] 2 Yellowhammer (Simon Errington)

Burnham Green nr Welwyn [TL260165] 1 Blackcap, male in garden (David Booth)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans [TL134046] 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Gardiner)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeder (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

Colney Heath [TL200058] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, in woods at edge of the common with flock of Long-tailed Tits (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201112] c.20 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL201113] 70+ Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 3 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 3 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 70+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Elstree Aerodrome [TQ152965] 2 Stonechat, near the end of the runway (Allan Cutts)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 10+ Fieldfare

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), c.30 Redwing

Harpenden [TL147145] 30+ Ring-necked Parakeet, all over garden feeders (Robin Pearson)

Hitchin [TL1930] 1 Red Kite, Orchard Road (David Inward)

Hitchin [TL19693025] 1 Little Egret, Walsworth Common (David Inward)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Cattle Egret (Barry Reed)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL340136] 1 Short-eared Owl, over Stockade Mead (Stuart Cossey)

Maple Cross [TQ024924] 1 Blackcap, Female in the garden (Chris Bessant)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ068940] 15 Wigeon, 4 female, on flood (Anna Marett)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Stonechat, female of pair wintering on scrub at Bow Bridge (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 13 Ring-necked Parakeet (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2+ Cetti's Warbler, two possibly 3 calling against each other at dusk (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Water Rail, heard on marsh (John Pritchard)

St Albans, 2 Blackcap, pair in garden (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL197056] 2 Tree Sparrow

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Water Rail

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard in main reedbed

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Water fields Way: pylon by Colne crossing (DavidDenham)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, at 15.30 (Keith Smith)

Whitwell [TL180213] 1 Little Egret (Martin Ketcher)

Tue 17 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, adult, with Herring and Lesser Black-backed (Paul Gymer)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Raven, being chased by a Crow, size difference very obvious (Paul Gymer)

Baldock, 1 Black Redstart, still on tower of St Mary’s church at 14:40, generally below clock face (Steve Hughes)

Harpenden [TL131149] 1 Blackcap, - male in garden. (Tim Hill)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL168116] 1 Barn Owl, over Hillend Farm field at 07:15 (Craig Dunn )

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL164108] 1 Little Owl (Craig Dunn )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP920136] 1+ Water Rail, seen twice at different times; poss two birds (Axel Kirby)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP919135] 1 Grey Wagtail, foraging by pool near overflow at southern end of causeway (Axel Kirby)

Northchurch Common [SP981093] 1 Raven (Andy Day)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin [TL206293] 1 Kingfisher (Martin Ketcher)

Redbourn [TL090134] 30+ Linnet, foraging on stubble field at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

St Albans, 1 Blackcap, male in garden this morning (Chris Ruis)

Stocker's Farm [TQ053930] 1 Fieldfare, on hill behind Stocker's farm (Anna Marett)

Stocker's Lake [TQ050931] 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling (Anna Marett)

Stocker's Lake [TQ050934] 1 Goldeneye, female, east end (Anna Marett)

Therfield nr Royston, 10 Corn Bunting (Barry Reed)

Therfield nr Royston, 20 Grey Partridge (Barry Reed)

Therfield nr Royston, 150 Golden Plover (Barry Reed)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922130] 2+ Red Kite, over field adjacent to Heygates Mill and canal (Axel Kirby)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP918133] 1 Green Sandpiper, visible from northern embankment, not from hide (Axel Kirby)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197047] 4 Tree Sparrow, in hedge by Scrape feeding station: after 10 minutes flew off towards horse paddock. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186045] 2 Stonechat, on adjacent cattle field (formerly Pumpkin field) (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186045] 40+ Linnet, on adjacent cattle field (formerly Pumpkin field) (Steven Pearce)

Watford [TQ096986] 1 Red Kite (Nick Harris)

Watford [TQ096986] 1 Raven, landed on top of a tall tree in Cheslyn Gardens, before being chased off by Carrion Crows (Nick Harris)

Mon 16 Nov 2020 Albury nr Bishop's Stortford [TL429246] 1 Crossbill, In small stand of pines on footpath from end of Parsonage Lane (Steve Hughes)

Baldock, 1 Black Redstart, female still present on roof of church at 10am (Richard Ness)

Baldock, 2 Grey Wagtail, on roof of houses at back of church. (Simon West)

Baldock, 1 Peregrine Falcon, passed overhead. (Simon West)

Baldock [TL243339] 1 Black Redstart, still present on St Mary's Church between 1.00 - 2.30 p.m. (Simon West)

Baldock, 1 Merlin, preening on hedge along Baldock to Wallington road (Terry Brown)

Baldock, 93 Golden Plover, In field along Baldock to Wallington road (Terry Brown)

Barkway [TL395360] c.30 Red Kite, gathering over Cokenach Estate in evening. Likely roost in the woods on the estate. (Callum Peel)

Braughing [TL413251] 18 Fieldfare (Steve Hughes)

Broxbourne Woods - Broxbourne Wood [TL331076] 2+ Crossbill (Jenny Rawson)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)

East Hyde, 1 Red Kite (Clifford Smout )

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl (Clifford Smout )

Gustard Wood nr Wheathampstead, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Drifting south (Peter Wilkinson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Barn Owl, hunting over rough ground east of arboretum at 16.30pm (Jeff Bailey)

Hemel Hempstead [TL078064] 1 Brambling, seen twice in back garden, not feeding. (Ian Brading)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP923138] 1 Great White Egret (Dave Annal)

Redbourn [TL085137] 100+ Fieldfare, large flock moving around hedgerows and fields at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Stocker's Farm [TQ054935] 5 Meadow Pipit, on flooded field (Anna Marett)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195053] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing near Low Viewpoint. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195048] 21 Fieldfare (Steven Pearce)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL189041] 1 Little Owl (Alan Gardiner)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Stonechat, pair along fence line cemetery corner. (David Hutchinson)

Sun 15 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Goosander, still present (William Bishop)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL377127] 2 Egyptian Goose (William Bishop)

Baldock [TL243339] 1 Black Redstart, on roof of St Mary's Church at 10:40 (Michael Hooper)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 11 Fieldfare (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213107] 6 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 1 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 1 Jack Snipe (Steven Pearce)

East Hyde, 2 Stonechat, Pair in usual place (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Mandarin, Near bridge for a change. (David Lyons)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253246] 2 Siskin, Environmental lake (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253245] 1 Kingfisher, south end Environmental lake (Tom Speller)

Harpenden [TL147145] 17 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders (Robin Pearson)

Little Hadham [TL435218] 1 Raven, Landed in tree before being mobbed by Jackdaws. Flew off towards B.Stortford (Jono Forgham)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, In between reed margins (Ben norcott)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Bittern, flew to Herts section reedbed near canal at 16.15pm (Jeff Bailey)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ064939] 5 Little Egret, Heading west 4.30pm (Anna Marett)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, heading west at dusk (Lee Fitz)

Preston [TL176253] 13+ Meadow Pipit (Martin Ketcher )

Sandon, c.25 Red Kite (Andrew Coates)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, c.50 Common Snipe, in several flocks coming from the east. (John Pritchard)

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

Stocker's Lake, 4 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Kingfisher, 1individual caught a dace on the river Colne and dispatched it on a branch of an overhanging hawthorn (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL200111] 40+ Redwing (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL201111] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Steven Pearce)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Terry Lewis)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Stonechat, pair behind Lawsons (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Tree Sparrow, In hedge by new scrape feeder (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Lesser Redpoll, over scrape (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling from main reedbed (Rupert Evershed)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Stonechat, pair along track towards cemetery, present since 9th November (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Goldeneye, male and 2 female (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red-crested Pochard, pair (Ian Williams)

Sat 14 Nov 2020 Baldock [TL244339] 1 Black Redstart, still St Mary's Church 2.05pm around & above clock. (Tom Speller)

East Hyde, 1 Wigeon, still near farm (Clifford Smout )

St Albans [TL159061] 2 Golden Plover, flying south over garden in rain at 10.05am (Rupert Evershed )

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 7 Lesser Redpoll (Jane Free )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.150 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Water Rail, calling by scrape causeway. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL199055] 60+ Ring-necked Parakeet, flying south from model railway site at c.9:45am. (Steven Pearce)

Verulamium Park [TL140070] 1 Kingfisher, male at 08.15 (Bill Free)

Fri 13 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, red head type (probably a 1W male) in front of viewpoint for 5 minutes at approx 3.15pm when it flew to the southern end of Great Hardmead Lake and lost to view and not refound again despite searching. (Ross Facer)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Marsh Tit, in bushes and garden by gate leading to Hollycross Lake. (Ross Facer)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 6+ Lesser Redpoll, in birches by boardwalk. (Ross Facer)

East Hyde [TL132169] 1 Wigeon, male by hyde mill (Darin Stanley)

Flamstead village [TL074144] 4+ Meadow Pipit (David McGrath)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL165115] 1 Little Owl, usual place behind scout hut (Craig Dunn)

Marshalswick (St Albans) [TL168080] 1 Peregrine Falcon, being mobbed by a small flock of Jackdaws (Steven Brown)

Pishiobury Park [TL482132] 10 Ring-necked Parakeet (Andy Brown)

Pishiobury Park [TL482132] 1 Kingfisher (Andy Brown)

Redbourn [TL086135] 18 Linnet, calling from top of oak tree at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn [TL086135] 10 Redwing, perched at top of oak tree at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn [TL086135] 6 Fieldfare, perched at top of oak tree at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbournbury [TL117106] 1 Barn Owl, over Redbournbury Lane (Chris Ruis)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC [TL226112] c.600 Ring-necked Parakeet, roost now at Stanborough North Lake on island nearest A1M and adjacent bank. Difficult to count as trees still in leaf but estimated 400 on island and 200 in trees on bank (David Booth)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC [TL226112] 2 Little Egret, roosting on North Lake (David Booth)

Stapleford [TL309169] 2 Red Kite (Graham Knight )

Stapleford [TL309169] 30 Redwing (Graham Knight )

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Little Owl

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 14+ Meadow Pipit

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), c.6 Tree Sparrow

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Red Kite

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Peregrine Falcon

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellowhammer

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 12 Meadow Pipit (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 10 Linnet (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 4 Stonechat (Steve Carter)

Thu 12 Nov 2020 Dane End [TL334213] 1 Grey Wagtail, by the brook, which has water in at the moment.

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, perched in top of tree then went to roost at 16.15pm (Jeff Bailey)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Bittern, flew in to roost from bucks to herts section reedbed at 16.30pm (Jeff Bailey)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Jeff Bailey)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Water Rail, near canal (Jeff Bailey)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander, drake still present this afternoon. (Simon West)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL067047] 1 Grey Wagtail (Axel Kirby)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL069046] 1 Red Kite (Axel Kirby)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 6+ Lesser Redpoll (John Pritchard )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Simon Cumming)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Simon Cumming)

Verulamium Park [TL140069] 4 Little Egret, leaving roost on larger island at 06.45 heading upstream (Bill Free)

Wed 11 Nov 2020 Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214109] 2 Stonechat (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214109] 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

East Hyde [TL132169] 1 Mandarin, male by hyde mill (Darin Stanley)

East Hyde, 1 Mandarin (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail (David Lyons)

Hitchin [TL1930] 1+ Red Kite, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Hitchin [TL195302] 1 Little Egret (Gerallt Morgan)

Hitchin [TL195302] 2 Raven, flying over Walsworth Common (Gerallt Morgan)

Maple Cross [TQ023923] 1 Blackcap, male in my garden (Chris Bessant)

Marshalswick (St Albans) [TL173086] 1 Woodcock, seen on our lawn at 15.30 (Robert Blythe)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922137] 1 Bittern, flew in to Herts reed bed at 4.10pm. (Adrian Bayliss)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, 15:20 flew over the reed bed. (Jo Orchard)

Puckeridge, 4 Fieldfare (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge [TL394233] 3 Linnet (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge [TL392233] 1 Little Egret (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge [TL394233] 30 Yellowhammer, In game crop (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 12 Grey Partridge, covey in arable field (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 30 Redwing (Murray Orchard)

Salisbury Hall nr London Colney [TL192023] 2 Golden Plover, In large arable field at back of de Havilland aircraft museum (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 14 Lesser Redpoll, over garden first thing (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 9 Siskin, over garden first thing (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 53 Redwing, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 6 Fieldfare, over garden first thing (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 2 Meadow Pipit, over garden first thing (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 2+ Brambling, flying over garden with Chaffinches first thing (Rupert Evershed)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP919138] 1 Pink-footed Goose, with Canada geese. (Adrian Bayliss)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling (Charlie Ramsay)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Charlie Ramsay)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Egyptian Goose (Charlie Ramsay)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL200111] 4 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL200111] 40+ Redwing (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL200111] 2+ Fieldfare (Steven Pearce)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 07.40 (Keith Smith)

Wood End nr Buntingford, 100+ Redwing, large groups flying around with fieldfares just to the east of village. Some, at one point, in our back garden (Mike Baverstock)

Tue 10 Nov 2020 Aston [TL278234] 1 Stonechat, Brookfield Lane (Alan Ford)

East Hyde, 1 Mandarin, male (Clifford Smout )

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196089] 90+ Redwing, flew from the reedbed at 7am (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL191081] 19 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Flamstead village [TL072139] c.20 Fieldfare (Connor McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL072139] c.5 Redwing (Connor McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL072139] c.20 Meadow Pipit (Connor McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL071139] 2 Stonechat (Connor McGrath)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Kingfisher (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Grey Wagtail, roosted (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander, drake (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Redwing (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Bittern, roosted (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 11 Water Rail (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Wigeon (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Corn Bunting, roosted (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 19+ Corn Bunting, Two groups of 13 and 6 dropping into the reed bed at sunset. (Lynne Lambert)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hen Harrier (Phill Luckhurst)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ072939] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing, ditch by main road (Anna Marett)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 20 Ring-necked Parakeet, heading west at dusk (Lee Fitz)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Water Rail, calling from marsh (John Pritchard)

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

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Pink-footed Goose, roosted with Canada Goose (Lee Evans)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL198050] 1 Chiffchaff (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL194056] c.15 Fieldfare (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 50+ Redwing (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196053] 792 Ring-necked Parakeet, from roost 07:15 - 0845 (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194054] 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard in central reedbed

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Tree Sparrow, feeder near mound

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Lesser Redpoll

Verulamium Park [TL141069] 1 Kingfisher, c14.00 (Bill Free)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods) [TL230230] 1 Marsh Tit (Andy Day)

Welwyn Garden City, 2 Little Egret (Keith Smith)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Keith Smith)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 10 Linnet (Steve Carter)

Mon 9 Nov 2020 Borehamwood, 1 Short-eared Owl, long slow flight heading south east mobbed by starlings crows and pigeons (Alan Lewis)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 13 Red-crested Pochard (Steve Carter)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 75 Ring-necked Parakeet, over our house 3.40pm (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

East Hyde [TL128171] 1 Water Rail (Darin Stanley)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL245232] 1 Woodcock, flushed (Kevin Widgery)

Flamstead village [TL073138] 3+ Stonechat (Connor McGrath)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Common Snipe, 1 flew over (Andrew Steele)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Barn Owl, hunting around the arboretum at 16.30pm (Jeff Bailey)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181125] 9 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 1 Barn Owl, hunting over the protected areas at 6:45am (Steven Brown)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922137] 1 Great White Egret, 1105, tpp of tall hawthorn bush in north-east corner (Adrian Bayliss)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922137] 1 Goosander, partial eclipse drake still present. (Adrian Bayliss)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet, over heading west at dusk (Lee Fitz)

St Albans [TL159061] 12 Redwing, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 9 Fieldfare, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 1 Brambling, in garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 6 Lesser Redpoll, In garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 5 Linnet, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 2 Siskin, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose (Steve carter)

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

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper, lame individual still surviving (Lee Evans )

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL198050] 4 Tree Sparrow, In hedge by feeder this evening - then flew towards scrape (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196057] c.3 Tree Sparrow (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195057] c.50 Redwing, flock feeding in the berries near feeding station (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Chiffchaff, briefly under high viewpoint (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Siskin, over scrape. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186043] 2 Stonechat, on western hedgerow bordering lake and pumpkin (formerly amazing maize) field. (Steven Pearce)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Waterfields Way, pylon by Colne crossing (David Denham )

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, past YMCA and landed on top of crane on St.Albans road. (Graham Clark)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 11.30 (Keith Smith )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL188040] 3+ Little Owl, 2 birds calling at dusk along entrance track and another from copse along driveway to Tyttenhanger House (Rupert Evershed)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 22 Wigeon, worst wintering numbers in over three decades (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Egret (Lee Evans )

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Pink-footed Goose, adult with Canada Geese in field behind jetty very briefly at dawn. No further sign

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 47 Golden Plover, flying around (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Red Kite (Lee Evans )

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Stonechat, pair seen alongside of main footpath near to the Black Barn (Roger Harbird)

Sun 8 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Stonechat, seen from watchpoint (Nick Metcalfe)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Goosander (Nick Metcalfe)

Babbs Green nr Ware, 1 Other, adult Caspian x Herring Gull hybrid with large flock of gulls in field being ploughed adjacent to Buckney Wood; photos show yellow ring (number not readable) on left leg, so presumed likely to be the regular Fairlands/Amwell X307 hybrid. (Barry Reed)

Cassiobury Park [TQ089967] 1+ Common Snipe, heard calling from flooded area between the park and the canal approximately 5.20pm (Nick Harris )

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 3 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 1 Jack Snipe (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 10 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 3 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 2 Egyptian Goose, fleeting visit (Steven Pearce)

Coursers Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c.1265 Ring-necked Parakeet, flying NNW in groups 14.15-15.45

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 26 Wigeon (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Goldeneye (Tony Blake)

Hitchin [TL196286] 6 Redwing, small flock passing overhead (Callum Peel)

Hitchin, 2 Redwing (Joe Wigmore)

Letchworth, 1 Blackcap, male in garden. Field Lane (Peter Moore)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander, male (Ben Norcott)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Water Rail (Ben Norcott)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper, Flying around calling 4pm (Lynne Lambert)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Snipe (Mick Price)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Kingfisher (Mick Price)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret (Russell Biggadike)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Russell Biggadike)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, c.10 Redwing, feeding on berries around the common (Rob stubbs)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, c.5 Fieldfare, around the common (Rob stubbs)

Oxhey, 1 Redwing, in garden, Oxhey Village. (Geoff Young)

Redbournbury [TL127113] 12+ Yellowhammer (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL121116] 30+ Linnet (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL127113] 2 Corn Bunting, on wires above overwintered stubble (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL121116] 40+ Redwing (John Pritchard)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL180101] c.12 Golden Plover (Jennifer Gilbert)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1+ Redpoll sp., over calling (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 4 Stonechat (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 14+ Common Snipe, flock dropped into marsh (John Pritchard)

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

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Mick Price)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail (Mick Price)

Stocker's Lake [TQ064943] 1 Kingfisher (James Gibson)

Stocker's Lake [TQ064943] 1 Goosander (James Gibson)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL201111] 12+ Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL202112] c.300 Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Mick Price)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Mick Price)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 9 Fieldfare, over (Rupert Evershed )

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Water Rail, calling from main reedbed (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret, on River Colne near Maersk container (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Tree Sparrow, at the new feeder by the mound filling nest boxes with grass and leaves. (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling from main reedbed (Rupert Evershed )

Watercress LNR (St Albans) [TL153063] c.2 Siskin, in flock with around 15 Goldfinch (Alan Gardiner)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Stonechat (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Merlin, male in trees near lady walk wood on Woodoaks Farm hunting Linnet flock (Steve carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, c.30 Linnet (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter)

Sat 7 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 9 Crossbill, In willows by Hollycross pit at 11:00. (Barry Reed)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 7 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 1 Fieldfare (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 6 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 11 Lesser Redpoll, single flock (Chris Ruis)

Bower Heath nr Harpenden, 1 Red Kite (Clifford Smout )

Bramfield Park Wood [TL282156] 2 Siskin (Andrew Steele)

Bramfield Park Wood [TL285154] 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 1 Peregrine Falcon (J Bird)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over main lake (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 60+ Fieldfare, flocks of 9 to 25 over (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253246] 1 Siskin, Environmental lake (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 25 Redwing (Andy Day)

Flamstead village [TL059145] 1 Raven (Connor McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL055144] 1 Stonechat (Connor McGrath)

Harpenden, 1 Kingfisher, perched over Lea - from Westfield Road bridge (Clifford Smout )

Harpenden [TL147145] 16 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders (Robin Pearson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL178112] 1 Stonechat (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175106] 8 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Pigeonswick (Knebworth Woods) [TL222229] 2+ Brambling, in amongst chaffinch flock, weedy field to west of pigeonswick wood yard & meadow (Tom Speller)

Radwell nr Baldock [TL230357] 1 Goosander, redhead, found early afternoon. (Rob Martin)

Radwell nr Baldock, 1 Goosander, female In North East corner of Lake often hidden from view (Terry Brown)

Redbourn [TL091129] 4 Meadow Pipit, foraging around horse paddocks at Nicholls Farm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn Golf Course [TL097146] 1 Stonechat (Simon Errington)

Redbournbury [TL122100] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing from trees along the Ver (Simon Errington)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat, on hawthorn in the flood field (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Farm, 6 Redwing, on hawthorn in the flood field (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Cetti's Warbler (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher, from Shoveler hide (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Lake, 8 Red-crested Pochard, 6 male & 2 female. A further five birds (4 male & 1 female) on Bury Lake (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Chiffchaff, calling near old car park at Springwrll Lake (Sean Moore)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 6+ Tree Sparrow, at mound feeding station. (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL195056] 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, calling in trees beside footpath from Church Lane just after mound. (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Water Rail, heard (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196055] 1 Stonechat, hedgerow N of Main Pit (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Fieldfare (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195054] c.680 Ring-necked Parakeet, a reasonably accurate count. In 26 flocks, all flying south 7am-8am (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194054] 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard calling in area behind Maersk container c11:40. Not located (Steve Blake)

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

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186045] 30+ Linnet, In adjacent field. (Steven Pearce)

Fri 6 Nov 2020 Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL201043] 2+ Tree Sparrow, feeders in hedge (P Delaloye)

Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL201043] 1+ Red Kite, low over Redwell Farm (P Delaloye)

Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL201043] 1+ Grey Wagtail, edge of model aircraft field (P.Delaloye)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL254243] 10+ Siskin, Environmental lake (Andy Day)

Flamsteadbury Farm nr Redbourn [TL087129] 1 Woodcock, flying across arable/hedgerow/woodland edge at approximately 15.30 (Andrew Harris)

Gatesbury nr Puckeridge [TL393238] 1 Kingfisher, feeding at Gatesbury pond (Murray Orchard)

Hatfield [TL201083] 12 Fieldfare, Ellenbrook Fields (peter waldron)

Hatfield [TL196085] 50+ Redwing, Ellenbrook Fields, including a flock of 44 (peter waldron)

Hatfield [TL201083] 5+ Meadow Pipit, Ellenbrook Fields (peter waldron)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Siskin (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 21 Fieldfare (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Barn Owl (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, c.4 Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Little Owl (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 31 Meadow Pipit (Andrew Steele)

Hitchin [TL1930] 1 Red Kite, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Water Rail (Lee Evans )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander, eclipse drake still present and showing well (Lee Evans )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, still present but favouring pools at back of reedbed (Lee Evans )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Wigeon (Lee Evans)

Much Hadham, 2 Siskin (Paul Gymer)

Much Hadham, 2 Yellowhammer (Paul Gymer)

Much Hadham, 1 Red Kite (Paul Gymer)

Much Hadham, 2 Redpoll sp. (Paul Gymer)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 20 Fieldfare (Darrel Bryant)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 1 Corn Bunting (Darrel Bryant)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 30 Redwing (Darrel Bryant)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 7 Lesser Redpoll (Darrel Bryant)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 3 Yellowhammer (Darrel Bryant)

Patmore Heath [TL443257] 1 Barn Owl, occupied a box with a camera in it overnight and present throughout the day (Gavin Vicary)

Puckeridge, 1 Yellowhammer (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 7 Redwing (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 3 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Sawbridgeworth, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Mike Harris)

Sawbridgeworth, 1 Chiffchaff, The Orchards (Mike Harris)

Sawbridgeworth, 43 Fieldfare (Mike Harris )

Sawbridgeworth, 22 Meadow Pipit (Mike Harris)

Sawbridgeworth, 3 Red Kite (Mike Harris )

Sawbridgeworth, 24 Redwing (Mike Harris)

Sawbridgeworth, 1 Merlin, adult male West over Tharbies Farm (Mike Harris)

St Albans [TL159061] 1 Crossbill, flying north over garden this morning (Rupert Evershed)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red Kite (Lee Evans )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans )

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2+ Fieldfare

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194054] 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, male observed in several locations, from Maersk container watch point to horse paddock at Tyttenhanger farm. (Richard Coombes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Chiffchaff

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Siskin, over

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 11+ Lesser Redpoll

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Tree Sparrow, in area by grass mound north of Main Pit

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Crossbill, flew over

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Water Rail

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Little Egret

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 50+ Redwing

Verulamium Park [TL140068] 1 Grey Wagtail (Bill Free)

Verulamium Park [TL140070] 1 Kingfisher, around 07.00 (Bill Free)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods), 3 Marsh Tit (Darrel Bryant)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Waterfields Way,male on pylon by Colne crossing (DavidDenham)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, on silos. 7:30 (Keith Smith )

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Stonechat, pair in brambles south of track towards mill end (Steve Carter)

Thu 5 Nov 2020 Braughing, c.50 Linnet (Paula Moore)

Braughing [TL410249] 10 Grey Partridge, In field just north of Friars Road towards Braughing Friars (Steve Hughes)

Broxbourne Woods - Broxbourne Wood, 1 Crossbill, heard (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne Woods - Broxbourne Wood, 1 Raven, heard (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne Woods - Broxbourne Wood, c.5 Redpoll sp. (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne Woods - Broxbourne Wood, c.3 Siskin (Paul Gymer)

Chapmore End nr Ware [TL320165] 10 Red Kite, roosting in Stony Hills Wood (Murray Orchard)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 8 Corn Bunting (Tim Gale)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 9 Grey Partridge (Tim Gale)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 15 Yellowhammer (Tim Gale)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 2 Fieldfare (Tim Gale)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, c.10 Fieldfare (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Stonechat (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, c.10 Meadow Pipit (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL207085] 1 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 6 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, c.10 Redwing (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 8 Lesser Redpoll (Steven Pearce)

Elstree, 1 House Martin, over village mid morning (Allan Stewart)

Elstree, 1+ Swallow, over village mid afternoon (Allan Stewart)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175115] 1 Little Owl, flying over the B651 that splits Heartwood at 6:30am (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175115] 1 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail (Jeff Bailey)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander, still showing well then flew off west at 16.30pm (Jeff Bailey)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, came in to reedbed herts section at 16.15pm (Jeff Bailey)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Water Rail, all very active showing very well in cut reed section (Jeff Bailey)

Pigeonswick (Knebworth Woods) [TL222229] 2+ Redwing, around weedy field. Also c50 Chaffinch (Tom Speller)

Pigeonswick (Knebworth Woods) [TL224229] 1 Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)

Redbournbury [TL123106] 1+ Brambling (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 1 Raven (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 2+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 birds singing from the marsh at dusk (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL120105] 3 Common Snipe (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 2 Raven, taking a bath in the River Ver (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 4 Stonechat, including pair on weedtops near Bow Bridge (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 4+ Crossbill, low over, flying south (John Pritchard)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth [TQ078940] 1 Water Rail, called twice. (Anna Marett)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth [TQ078940] 1 Siskin (Anna Marett)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth [TQ078940] 1 Kingfisher (Anna Marett)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Tree Sparrow, at feeder (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Tree Sparrow, near mound (Rupert Evershed )

Verulamium Park [TL140070] 1 Kingfisher, first one seen here this autumn. Flew from smaller island to fish in main river channel (Bill Free)

Verulamium Park [TL140068] 1 Grey Wagtail (Bill Free)

Verulamium Park [TL138074] 1 Little Egret, St Michael's ford (Bill Free)

Wallington, 1 Stonechat (Tim Gale)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods) [TL229228] 1 Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods) [TL229228] 6 Lesser Redpoll (Tom Speller)

Watery Grove (Knebworth Woods) [TL228227] 1 Woodcock, flew from by footpath just beyond norton green common (Tom Speller)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black-necked Grebe, left of hide seen from near car park steps 13:30 (Gary Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7+ Common Snipe, left side reed edge 14:30 (Gary Hinton)

Wed 4 Nov 2020 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Raven (Barry Reed)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 male, 1 female (Barry Reed)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Goosander (Barry Reed)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 4 Bearded Tit, South end of Tumbling Bay pit at 11:00 though mobile & flighty (Barry Reed)

Ashridge Forest [SP972129] 6+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Ashridge Forest [SP970132] 1+ Marsh Tit (Andrew Steele)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 15 Red-crested Pochard, eleven drakes. (Graham Clark)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail (David Lyons)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 7 Redwing, over (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253246] 7 Siskin, Environmental Lake (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 15 Fieldfare, flock over west (Tom Speller)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL211101] 6+ Red Kite, all on ground at one point. One bird had a yellow tag on each wing (according to the website it means it was released (or fledged) in Southern England in 2013 (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181124] 3 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 18 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 6 Linnet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180126] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Letchworth [TL221292] c.40 Fieldfare, fields beyond Roxley Court (Peter Moore)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Bittern, flew from Bucks section by GU Canal into main reedbed (Herts) at around 16:45pm. (Lynne Lambert)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Chiffchaff (Nigel Webber)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper, flushed from freshly cut reed edge (07.45) (Nigel Webber)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1+ Water Rail, showing very well in the freshly cut reeds. Calling and at least one other bird replying out of sight. (08.00) (Nigel Webber)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Grey Wagtail (Nigel Webber)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander, eclipse male (07.45) (Nigel Webber)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ064939] 4 Red Kite, calling, circling over field (Anna Marett)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Water Rail, heard (Tim Gale)

Stevenage [TL245241] 1 Peregrine Falcon, juv on North West corner 07:30. Seen again at 17:00 (Andy Day)

Stocker's Lake, 13 Egyptian Goose (Graham Clark)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL202112] 80+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL202111] 12+ Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 11+ Lesser Redpoll, feeder pen (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Water Rail, main reedbed (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 104+ Ring-necked Parakeet, flying from roost (Steve Blake)

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Egret (Lee Evans )

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 drakes (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Red Kite (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12 Wigeon, lowest November total in at least two decades (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Marsh Harrier, flew over Reservoir at approx 4pm mobbed by 30+ Jackdaws (Lynne Lambert)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black-necked Grebe, near the ‘corner’ of the trees of the central embankment. Preening and diving frequently. (10.45) (Nigel Webber )

Tue 3 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Goosander (David Booth)

Hatfield [TL211093] 300+ Ring-necked Parakeet, In several flocks flying over Business park in the direction of Stanborough lakes @15:30 (Craig Dunn)

Pigeonswick (Knebworth Woods), 1 Marsh Tit (Alan Ford)

Redbourn Golf Course, 5 Fieldfare (Clifford Smout )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL198051] 4 Tree Sparrow, by feeder. (Steven Pearce)

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

Welwyn Garden City [TL238129] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Al Trollope )

Mon 2 Nov 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Water Pipit (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Barn Owl (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Marsh Tit (Barry Reed)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 10+ Siskin, flew over Bittern Watchpoint. (Simon West)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Simon West)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Goosander, on island in front of viewpoint. (Simon West)

Archer's Green nr Tewin, 1 Raven, chased off by 2 Red Kite. (Steve Chilton)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 100 Ring-necked Parakeet, 100+ circling the area at 4pm. Some settled briefly in Church Lane trees at 4.15 then flew off. (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 4 Red Kite (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, c.10 Redwing (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 6 Fieldfare (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, c.10 Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Barn Owl (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified [TL173114] 1 Barn Owl, flying to and fro over road between Nomansland and Sandridge at 3:45pm (Dan Fletcher)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL340135] 1 Yellow Wagtail, foraging near puddles by A10 viaduct. (Dave Willis)

Kings Langley, 1 Great White Egret, in a field amongst sheep, Wayside farm fields (Angela Scott)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander (David Hutchinson)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Water Rail, in cut reed section close to causeway (Jeff Bailey)

Redbournbury [TL120108] 2 Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL122106] c.30 Linnet, flock in ploughed field (John Pritchard)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL198051] 3+ Tree Sparrow, feeding station (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL198051] 4 Lesser Redpoll, feeding station (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL194056] 18+ Redwing (Steven Pearce)

Sun 1 Nov 2020 Cheshunt GPs - Bowyers Water [TL367015] 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Mike Oakland)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182125] 14 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183123] 5 Linnet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183119] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 8 Lesser Redpoll (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 11 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Hertford [TL333128] 2 Red Kite (Graham Knight)

Hitchin [TL1930] 1 Red Kite, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Letchworth, 1 Barn Owl (Joe wigmore)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goosander, moulting male from mid morning, often coming in to bank to feed (Ian Williams)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Cetti's Warbler (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 4+ Stonechat (John Pritchard)

Sopwell nr St Albans, 1 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

St Albans [TL129063] 4 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, adults (Barry Reed)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL204113] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Steven Pearce)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, briefly mid morning but flew towards Marsworth (Ian Williams)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.75 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Chiffchaff (Chris Ruis)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Lesser Redpoll (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling from trees behind main pit reed bed (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Tree Sparrow, at feeding station (Chris Ruis)

Verulamium Park [TL140069] 1 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

Verulamium Park [TL139069] 2 Grey Wagtail (Bill Free)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard from the hide ( Nick Harris)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Goosander, a male and female seen from the hide about 4.30pm ( Nick Harris)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Redwing ( Nick Harris)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 drake and a female (Ian Williams)