Record selection
Records

Fri 30 Oct 2020 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1+ Crossbill

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 6 Siskin

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 6 Siskin

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Great Black-backed Gull

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Lesser Redpoll

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Cetti's Warbler

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Goldeneye, f

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow-legged Gull

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Exotic/escape, Black Swan

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Stonechat

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 males, 1 female (Jane Free )

Baldock [TL267339] 9 Grey Partridge, from the metal gate on Wallington Road (Pete Waldron)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth [TQ056941] 1 Mandarin, drake. (Adrian Bayliss)

Bullsmill nr Waterford [TL316158] 6 Red Kite, at 8am, possibly from nearby roost (Graham Knight)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth [TQ051937] 3 Cetti's Warbler, together along the causeway interacting and giving excellent close up views. (Adrian Bayliss)

East Hyde, 1 Stonechat, male below the bridge (Allan Cutts)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253242] 1 Grey Wagtail, by bridge between main and Millennium lakes (Peter Clarke)

Hitchin, 2+ Red Kite (Joe Wigmore)

Sandon [TL302359] 1 Stonechat, male feeding from low rose bush to the right of the metal gate at Deadman's Hill (Pete Waldron)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3+ Stonechat (John Pritchard )

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

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Adrian Bayliss)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Merlin, female over south end of lake heading south (Paul Lewis)

Tewin Mill, 1 Peregrine Falcon, heading towards Welwyn Garden City (David Denham)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 4+ Lesser Redpoll (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Tree Sparrow, on feeder. (Steven Pearce)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling below high viewpoint. (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wallington [TL288337] c.40 Fieldfare, by Baldock to Wallington road, just outside Wallington (David Booth)

Wood End nr Buntingford, 1 Stonechat, 1 male on bushes between two fields just east of village (Mike Baverstock)

Thu 29 Oct 2020 Benington, 1 Lesser Redpoll, on garden feeder (Kathy Sharman)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 20 Fieldfare, bottom of Deadman's Hill (Ray Hooper)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 1 Merlin, hunting hedgerow at bottom of hill (Ray Hooper)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL195085] 5 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196083] 120+ Ring-necked Parakeet, in two flocks heading to theStanborough roost at 4:20pm (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL194086] 12 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL100059] 2 Red Kite, over Corner Farm on A414 (Axel Kirby)

Harpenden [TL147145] 11 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden sunflower heart feeders (Robin Pearson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181122] 1 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182120] 1 Yellowhammer, on the telephone wire that lines the bridlepath. A favoured spot for them (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180123] 3 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified [TL165107] 1 Little Owl, in usual place behind scout hut, sheltering from rain (Axel Kirby)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL164107] 2 Red Kite (Craig Dunn )

Hitchin, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, In garden. (Joe Wigmore)

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

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Water Rail (Lee Evans)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, showing well in recently cut reedbed (Lee Evans et al)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 6 Common Snipe, in flight over marsh (John Pritchard)

The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City), 30+ Redwing (Keith Smith)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 2-4 birds seen: 2 halfway along Tree Sparrow hedge that flew towards main pit end of hedge; then, a few minutes later, 2 at the feeder. (Steven Pearce)

Wed 28 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378127] 4 Little Egret, 1 feeding in front of main viewing place; 3 roosting in trees halfway down lake (Axel Kirby)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL377126] 1 Kingfisher, flew left to right past viewing platform (Axel Kirby)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376127] 2 Egyptian Goose (Axel Kirby)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL376127] 3+ Cetti's Warbler, heard at various places alongside track (Axel Kirby)

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

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

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL297369] 90 Golden Plover (Mike Ilett)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Egyptian Goose, main lake (Tom Speller)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181123] 1 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183121] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 17 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 8 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181123] 16 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL164109] 1 Little Owl (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL162113] 1 Barn Owl, hunting over magical meander at 17:15 (Craig Dunn)

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

Pishiobury Park, c.20 Siskin (John Slee)

Redbourn [TL091129] 4+ Yellowhammer, Group in hedgerow at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn [TL085133] 1+ Golden Plover, landed on tilled field at Nicholls Fm. Couldn't see any others, but there was a group of 8 on same field yesterday (Peter Tallantire)

St Albans [TL152065] 2 Crossbill, flew southwest over Ramsbury Rd about 9am (Rupert Evershed)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL204114] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL205110] c.400 Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Therfield nr Royston [TL343381] 30 Yellowhammer, feeding in fields and hedgerow along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL343381] 10 Corn Bunting, with Yellowhammers and Linnets in fields and hedges along Icknield Way (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL349384] 950 Golden Plover, 850 sitting in ploughed field E of Icknield Way plus about 100 flew W (Murray Orchard)

Therfield nr Royston [TL343380] 150 Linnet, flock mainly feeding in weedy stubble field (Murray Orchard)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Water Rail (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 102+ Ring-necked Parakeet, from roost between 7:20 and 9 (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.14 Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5 Siskin (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Tue 27 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Grey Partridge, near edge left of hide (G Hinton )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (G Hinton )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 7 Common Snipe, in front of viewing area 12:15 (G Hinton )

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 25+ Redwing (Steven Pearce)

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

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, still present along very muddy and flooded riverside trail at Moor Mill Pits fishery this morning; calling infrequently and very very elusive (Lee Evans )

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 2 Little Egret (Lee Evans )

Harpenden [TL147145] 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders pm (Robin William Pearson)

Hatfield [TL228077] 1 Grey Wagtail, Stream Woods, Oxlease. (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL176115] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL176118] 1 Barn Owl, perched on the Arboretum sign at 6:35am (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175113] 8 Siskin (Steven Brown)

Hitchin, 1 Little Egret, Walsworth common. (Joe Wigmore)

Royston [TL360410] 70+ Golden Plover, several flocks, flying low over town, heading SE. (David Hatton)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 5 Siskin (Jane Free )

Mon 26 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Marsh Tit, mobile in trees by seats on the path overlooking the lake (A. Lewis)

Baldock, 60 Golden Plover, In ploughed field directly South of Baldock to Wallington road about half way along road (Terry brown)

Broxbourne Woods (exact wood name not specified), 1 Lesser Redpoll, male feeding on track under Silver Birch at West Car park (Mike Harris)

Broxbourne Woods (exact wood name not specified), 1 Crossbill, 'Green' bird flew low West calling over West Car park at 12:15 (Mike Harris)

Chapmore End nr Ware [TL321166] 8+ Red Kite, minimum count of birds roosting at Stony Hills but probably arrived too late to get full count (Murray Orchard)

Chapmore End nr Ware [TL324170] 11 Grey Partridge, Two coveys of 5 and 6 in arable field at dusk (Murray Orchard)

Cole Green Tip, 2 Stonechat, m & f both sides of path near Mitchell spoil heaps

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

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 20 Siskin (Steve Carter)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 27 Golden Plover, flock seen in flight from green gate (Andy Bartlett)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL254243] 5 Crossbill, landed briefly high in trees at millennium 7.25am then flew SE. One red male (Tom Speller)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, with Long-tailed Tits in riverside vegetation between Hyde Lane car park and new housing construction. (Andy Bartlett)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Little Egret, flew over the wetlands (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 8 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181122] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181123] 5 Linnet (Steven Brown)

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

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181123] c.10 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL163112] 1 Little Owl, back in usual place behind scout hut (Craig Dunn)

Hitchin [TL1930] 2 Red Kite, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Hitchin, 2 Little Egret (Joe Wigmore)

Jersey Farm (St Albans), 7+ Linnet, Flew east over garden 8:3am (Dan Fletcher)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922137] 9 Wigeon (Adrian Bayliss)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP923138] 1 Water Rail (Adrian Bayliss)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP923138] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing from Herts reed bed. (Adrian Bayliss)

Panshanger Park, 1+ Cetti's Warbler, calling and singing near viewing platform, Osprey Lake (Murray Brown)

Panshanger Park, 2 Crossbill, over (Murray Brown)

Redbourn [TL084133] 8 Golden Plover, moving around recently tilled filed at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

St Albans [TL151075] 2 Ring Ouzel, juvenile birds, St Peter's churchyard, 08.30 (Bill Free)

St Albans [TL159061] 3 Redwing, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

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

St Albans [TL159061] 1 Firecrest, In my garden first thing (Rupert Evershed)

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

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 males, 1 female (Jane Free )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196053] 1 Cetti's Warbler, sang once from reed bed near Maersk container (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Chiffchaff, between high viewpoint and scrape causeway. (Steven Pearce)

Welwyn [TL230162] 3 Red Kite, three circling together (David Booth)

Sun 25 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, Adult (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Goldeneye (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Raven (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake [TL376132] 7 Red-crested Pochard, 5 males 2 females (Mike Ilett)

Ashwell [TL270395] 4 Raven, over garden (R Holdsworth )

Aston End [TL274237] 2 Brambling, with large finch flock (Goldfinch and Chaffinch) around the water tower at 0840am (Phil Bishop)

Cannock's Wood (Knebworth Woods) [TL229226] 2 Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)

Cannock's Wood (Knebworth Woods) [TL230224] 1 Marsh Tit, with mixed flock moving along edge of woods (Tom Speller)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208108] 2 Lesser Redpoll, flying over, calling. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 5 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

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

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212109] 1 Stonechat (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL209110] 40+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL198083] 180+ Ring-necked Parakeet, in 4 flocks heading east at 4:50pm (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196084] 6 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL195085] 68 Redwing, in small flocks heading in to roost at 4:45pm (Steven Brown)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, similar location to Friday but between river and island lake. With long tailed tit flock. Path is flooded. (Alan Winn)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Crossbill, In pines at Willows end of wood, flew across fields towards Courser Road (Chris Ruis)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Red Kite (Nick Harris)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 2 Stonechat, on fence posts by the flooded field (Nick Harris)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 1 Little Egret (Nick Harris)

Great Amwell [TL367119] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over Gypsy Lane (Graham Knight)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 26+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 5 Linnet (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 4 Yellowhammer (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 16 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182125] 11 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 10+ Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL179123] 23 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181123] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - Langley Wood [TL160107] 9 Linnet, all in tree near to the entrance on Langley Wood (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL166105] 1 Little Owl, In tree near to scout hut (Craig Dunn)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Swallow, south over res at 12.30pm (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Water Rail, seen briefly in vegetation on south bank. (Tony Blake)

Kimpton [TL180187] 1 Stonechat (Andrew Steele)

Kimpton [TL179192] c.30 Meadow Pipit (Andrew Steele)

Kimpton [TL179189] 70+ Linnet, mobile flock (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 5 Stonechat (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 40+ Meadow Pipit (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL128114] 15+ Yellowhammer, on organic farm set aside (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 1 Little Owl (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 2 Redwing (Nick Harris)

Redbournbury, 28 Fieldfare, flew overhead close to Shafford Farm (Nick Harris)

Redbournbury, 1 Kingfisher (Nick Harris)

Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret (Nick Harris)

Royston [TL360410] 20+ Golden Plover, heading SE, early morning. (David Hatton)

Sandon, 100+ Red Kite, impressive roost of birds counted between 16.50-17.20. Two groups of birds over closely adjacent sites near village - about 70 over one area and 30-40 over the other. At one point 85 counted in air at once. (Murray Orchard )

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122096] 2 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL120100] c.15 Fieldfare (Alan Gardiner)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL125093] 1 Kingfisher, over mill pond (Alan Gardiner)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122096] 2 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Raven, over (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Stonechat, on weedtops near Bow Bridge (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Firecrest, through private garden with tit flock (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Siskin, over (John Pritchard)

St Albans [TL159061] 1+ Crossbill, over garden but heard only (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 4 Meadow Pipit, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 3 Fieldfare, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

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

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL200111] 1 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL200111] 1 Fieldfare (Steven Pearce)

Titmore Green nr Stevenage [TL214265] 1 Raven, over (Tom Speller)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Lesser Redpoll, along river north of Maersk container (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Siskin, along river north of Maersk container (Chris Ruis)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Brambling, along river north of Maersk container (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 14+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Stonechat, In field behind high viewpoint (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Grey Wagtail, over garden wood (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, below high viewpoint (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Linnet (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 14+ Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Wareside, 1 Stonechat, In hedgerow north of Morley Hall (Andy Catchpole)

White Hall Farm nr Stevenage, 1 Kingfisher (Alan Ford)

Whitwell [TL193200] c.2 Siskin (Andrew Steele)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Goldeneye, females, 2 close to hide and 2 off the jetty (Ian Williams )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Snow Bunting, 1st winter female by the jetty until 11am then flew north towards farm. (Ian Williams et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Stonechat, 1st winter on back hedgerows (Ian Williams )

Sat 24 Oct 2020 Bishop's Stortford [TL493284] 2 Redwing, flying over (Graham Knight)

Blackmore End nr Kimpton, 1 Marsh Tit, first ever sighted on garden feeders (Terry Edwards)

Chells Manor (Stevenage), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, in garden near Manor house (Ray Hooper)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 9+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 14 Linnet, Single flock (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180125] 24 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL173107] c.10 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL173106] c.40 Ring-necked Parakeet, in two flocks heading east (Steven Brown)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL196065] 1 Grey Wagtail (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL196065] 4 Linnet (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL196065] 8 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL196065] 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Ruis)

Stevenage, 1 Peregrine Falcon, adult, probably male Vista Tower, 4.55pm (Tom Speller)

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

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper, the late individual with a limp still lingering (Lee Evans )

Fri 23 Oct 2020 Chells Manor (Stevenage), 1 House Martin, flew south over Chells Manor House (Phil Green)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, c.14 Fieldfare (Tim Gale)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 1 Merlin, from green gate (Tim Gale)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196089] 28 Redwing, in and around the reed bed at 7am. (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL197086] 6 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL198083] 26 Ring-necked Parakeet, heading west (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196084] 1 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL151032] 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, calling loudly from riverside scrub near to house building work. (Alan Winn)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, calling and showing well in trees along river ver from foot bridge just beyond building construction site at mid day (Jeff Bailey)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL195047] 4 Crossbill, 2 flying from conifers and 2 more flying away from wood. (Brian Dawton)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL195047] 1 Firecrest, In with mixed flock including nuthatch and coal tit (Brian Dawton)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Barn Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181122] 11 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182121] 2 Stonechat (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183121] 2 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182125] 23 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185123] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, c.10 Linnet (Chris Bessant)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified [TL166113] c.12 Redwing (Chris Bessant)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, c.6 Meadow Pipit (Chris Bessant)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922137] 1 Water Rail, squealing from the Herts reed bed. (Adrian Bayliss )

Oxhey, 1 Red Kite, Attenborough's Fields. (Geoff Young)

Park Wood nr St Albans [TL128051] c.20 Lesser Redpoll (Alan Gardiner)

Rye Park (Hoddesdon), 1 Kingfisher, where the railway crosses the River Lea next to the Kart Track (Paul Gymer)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2+ Fieldfare, over (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Common Snipe, over (John Pritchard)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 20+ Siskin, flock on alders near Shafford Mill (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Stonechat, pair on weedtops near Bow Bridge (John Pritchard)

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

St Albans [TL159061] 8 Siskin, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 1 Swallow, flying south over garden at 7.40am (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 1 Crossbill, flying west over garden at 7.50am (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 6 Redwing, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 3 Lesser Redpoll, over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans [TL159061] 1 Chiffchaff, In garden (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL189046] 29 Lesser Redpoll, flying over lake towards river. (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL187044] 4 Tree Sparrow, In bushes adjacent to pumpkin field/Willows Farm Lake (Brian Dawton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goldeneye, female still present off jetty (Lee Evans)

Thu 22 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Bearded Tit, male and female from the viewpoint at about 9.30am for 20 minutes or so before flying south. (Stuart Fox)

Ashwell [TL271391] 9 Golden Plover, In field just south of Ashwell (Mike Ilett)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 2 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Braughing, 1 Raven, flying over Warren farm (Paula Moore)

Brocket Park [TL211129] c.4 Egyptian Goose (Andrew Steele)

Brocket Park [TL219129] 60+ Ring-necked Parakeet, possible roost/pre roost site, number from when Jackdaws came in and disturbed them at 3pm before they went back into the trees, many more heard (Andrew Steele)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1+ Kingfisher, Environmental lake, near middle bridge.

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184124] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181123] 1 Stonechat (Steven Brown)

Rib Valley Lakes [TL337158] 3 Red Kite (Graham Knight)

St Albans [TL159061] 4 Crossbill, over garden low, flying south at 8.20am (Rupert Evershed)

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

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

St Albans [TL159061] 6 Siskin, south over garden (Rupert Evershed)

Stevenage, 2 Raven, calling over Weston Road cemetery (Ray Hooper)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] 1 Stonechat, in fields by footpath early morning. (David Hatton)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] 20 Golden Plover (David Hatton)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans)

Wallington [TL275342] 1 Merlin, In field along Baldock to Wallington rd opposite Bygrave footpath (Mike Ilett)

Welwyn [TL226164] 1 Red Kite, flew over cemetery. (Richard Melarange)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP904129] 1 Little Egret, feeding to right of hide (Axel Kirby)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905134] 1 Grey Wagtail, briefly at Wilstone Green cornre (Axel Kirby)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP903129] 1 Kingfisher, sitting to left of hide (Axel Kirby)

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goldeneye, female in Cemetery Corner - first of the autumn (Lee Evans)

Wed 21 Oct 2020 Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

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

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Flamstead village [TL072138] 3 Stonechat (Connor McGrath)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Waterfields Way, pylon by Colne crossing: drying off in late afternoon sun (David Denham)

Tue 20 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake, 1+ Marsh Tit (Jenny Rawson)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 2 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 1 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183125] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184124] 7 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

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

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 4 Lesser Redpoll (Steven Brown)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Hirundines (mixed), probably a swallow but distant towards Childwickbury (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Siskin, over (John Pritchard)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP919138] 1 Rock Pipit (Andy Day)

Thundridge [TL347175] 500+ Starling, repeatedly landing in a stubble field

Mon 19 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Tom Speller)

Ardeley [TL310268] 3 Red Kite, over Church Farm (Graham Knight)

Ardeley [TL308269] 25 Meadow Pipit, Church Farm, around pig fields (Graham Knight)

Ardeley [TL308269] 1 Grey Wagtail, Church Farm, pig fields (Graham Knight)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 17 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

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

East Hyde [TL130170] 1 Little Egret (Robin Pearson)

East Hyde [TL130170] 1 Grey Wagtail (Robin Pearson)

East Hyde [TL130170] 3 Stonechat (Robin Pearson)

Garston nr Watford [TL118007] 1 Raven, flying NW (first garden record) (C. M. Everett)

Great Wymondley [TL216297] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 heard flying over near Wymondley Wood. (Karen Wrigley)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 14 Fieldfare (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 6 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL167107] 1 Barn Owl, hunting by the main car park at 6:25pm. (Steven Brown)

Hertford, 10 Siskin, flying south. (Alan Reynolds)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP922137] 29 Wigeon (Adrian Bayliss )

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ06894] 1 Wigeon, Male, feeding by flood (Anna Marett)

Park Wood nr St Albans [TL127052] c.20 Lesser Redpoll (Alan Gardiner)

Poplars Green nr Tewin [TL283145] 4 Golden Plover, record actually at nearby Bacon's Green not recognised by gazateer. (Thomas Gladwin)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 9+ Stonechat, including 4 together at Bow Bridge. (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Siskin, over (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Common Snipe (John Pritchard)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Siskin (Andrew Steele)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Egyptian Goose (Andrew Steele)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC [TL230110] 6 Egyptian Goose, family (Thomas Gladwin)

Therfield Heath [TL351396] c.120 Fieldfare (Mike Ilett)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP918132] 3 Green Sandpiper (Adrian Bayliss )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4+ Green Sandpiper (G Hinton)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Dunlin (G Hinton)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Stonechat, Horse paddock. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Calling by container. (Steven Pearce)

Verulamium Park [TL140068] 3 Little Egret (Bill Free)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Egret, reeds right of hide (G Hinton)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4+ Pintail, 1 male in front of hide 3 females right of split (G Hinton)

Sun 18 Oct 2020 Braughing [TL391246] 1 Woodcock, in woods behind Chalk Lodge off B1368. Flushed when walking along footpath (Steve Hughes)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL212107] 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213109] 3 Stonechat (Steven Pearce)

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

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL209107] 7+ Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 2 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL298366] 1 Brambling, 1 male seen in hedgerow from green gate (Andy Bartlett)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail (David Lyons)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL199082] 80+ Ring-necked Parakeet, in 2 flocks heading towards the Stanborough roost at 6pm (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196085] 6 Lesser Redpoll (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL195084] 1 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1+ Kingfisher, female, on Environmental lake at 12:22. (Alex Photos)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 47 Fieldfare, flocks of 35 & 12 over (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 7+ Lesser Redpoll, over environmental (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 4+ Siskin, low over environmemtal lake (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), c.10 Redwing, over in 1-3s. 1 feeding on yew berries at farmhouse channel (Tom Speller)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL108064] 2 Raven, pair on pylon at W entrance to estate, N of M1 junction 7 (C. M. Everett)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans [TL131079] 1 Little Egret, on River Ver floodplain (C. M. Everett)

Harpenden [TL142143] 1 Grey Wagtail, feeding around garden pond (Robin Hilton)

Hatfield [TL221085] 1 Grey Wagtail, by swimming pool. (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Little Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL176113] 1 Brambling, over calling (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 85+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Linnet (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 4 Lesser Redpoll (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 7 Stonechat (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Fieldfare (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 7 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 6 Yellowhammer (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 4 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

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

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ064939] 1 Grey Wagtail, Feeding by garden pond (Anna Maret)

Park Wood nr St Albans [TL126051] 1 Firecrest, heard calling then seen in holly near S entrance to wood at junction of Ragged Hall Lane with Furzebushes Lane (C. M. Everett)

Redbournbury [TL120108] 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Gardiner)

Redbournbury [TL121102] 2 Little Egret (Alan Gardiner)

Serge Hill nr Bedmond [TL112038] 1 Chiffchaff, at Whitehouse Farm (C. M. Everett)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL123096] 1 Kingfisher, male (Alan Gardiner)

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

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 10 Common Snipe, 8 over high going west. 2 in marsh. (John Pritchard )

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Lesser Redpoll, over calling (John Pritchard )

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 5+ Stonechat (John Pritchard )

St Albans [TL133071] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Andrew Steele)

St Albans, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 17 Siskin, several groups over and in garden including 1 of 12 (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 1 Fieldfare, over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Lesser Redpoll, over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Meadow Pipit, Over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, c.120 Redwing, over garden including 2 of 40+ (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL159061] 5 Crossbill, 2 over garden at 7.30am followed by another 3 shortly after. (Rupert Evershed )

Stocker's Farm [TQ051931] 5 Meadow Pipit, Flying over hill behind farm (Anna Maret)

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

Therfield Heath [TL345403] 1 Stonechat (David Hatton)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] 1 Brambling (David Hatton)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] c.25 Fieldfare (David Hatton)

Verulamium Park [TL140068] 1 Grey Wagtail (Andy Day)

Verulamium Park, 1 Wood Duck, female

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 3 Stonechat, at least 3 in brambles far end of track (Steve Carter)

Sat 17 Oct 2020 Baldock, 1 Merlin, from Wallington Road (Tim Gale)

Braughing [TL406262] 2 Stonechat, male and female on hedgerow at start of footpath leading to Bozen Green from Causeway (Steve Hughes)

Braughing [TL405261] 26 Linnet, at top end of Braughing Bone, a single flock (Steve Hughes)

Buckland [TL352332] 3 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Cole Green Tip [TL269112] 2 Common Snipe (Andy Haig )

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

Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL200045] c.30 Meadow Pipit (Peter Delaloye )

Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL200045] 1 Chiffchaff, in hedge by feeder (Peter Delaloye )

Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL200045] 1 Tree Sparrow, feeding station (Peter Delaloye)

Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL200045] c.7 Yellowhammer, flying over model aircraft field (Peter Delaloye )

Coursers Road nr Colney Heath [TL200045] c.50 Redwing, around hedge by feeder (Peter Delaloye)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL298366] 1 Merlin (Tom Speller)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL299369] 12 Grey Partridge (Tom Speller)

East Hyde, 1 Grey Wagtail (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail, Still in ditch at 3.45 (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2 Stonechat, dung heap (David & Sarah Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail, usual spot (David & Sarah Lyons)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1+ Kingfisher (Alex Photos)

Flamstead village [TL075144] 1 Meadow Pipit (David McGrath)

Garston nr Watford [TL118007] 2 Swallow, flew low E at 09:00 hours (C.M. Everett)

Garston nr Watford [TL118007] 39 Redwing, flock flew N at 09:00 hours (C.M. Everett)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 9 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182125] 11 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183124] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

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

Maple Cross [TQ024923] 20+ Linnet (Chris Bessant )

Maple Cross [TQ020926] 1 Peregrine Falcon, being mobbed by a crow (Chris Bessant )

Maple Cross, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, seen in garden Denham way bordering recreation ground on silver birch 9.00 hrs great Vismig (Steve Carter)

Oxhey [TQ111943] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, In my Oxhey Hall Gdn briefly (Joan Thompson )

St Albans, 1 Grey Wagtail, over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Meadow Pipit, over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, c.40 Redwing, multiple groups over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 5 Siskin, In garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL159061] 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, single in garden (!!) just before 9am with tit flock (Rupert Evershed)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Jane Free )

Stocker's Lake, 1 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

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

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

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 9+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1+ Siskin (Andrew Steele)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Great White Egret, flew north 08:30 (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Water Rail, heard from causeway (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 184 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew from roost in 15 groups. (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard in main reedbed. (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, c.2 Tree Sparrow, flew off the pumpkin field (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 7 Siskin (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 30+ Redwing (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Chiffchaff (Andrew Steele)

Wallington, 20 Linnet, with Corn Buntings south of Wallington Road (Murray Orchard)

Wallington [TL268341] 44 Corn Bunting, on telegraph wires south of Wallington Road (Murray Orchard)

Wallington, 1 Red Kite, along Wallington Road (Murray Orchard)

Wallington, 3 Stonechat, pair by metal gates along Wallington Road near A505 and male along hedgerow north of road. (Murray Orchard)

Wallington [TL271341] 1 Merlin, sitting in bush by green bales stack south of Wallington Road. Flew off and hunted Linnets. (Murray Orchard)

Wheathampstead [TL184141] 1 Other, Harris hawk in tree in field (Andrew Steele)

Widford [TL419166] 1 Exotic/escape, Harris's hawk (Al Trollope )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Goldeneye, female type close to Drayton Bank viewed from path between two overflows mid afternoon (Ian Bennell)

Fri 16 Oct 2020 Batch Wood nr St Albans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 1 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Batch Wood nr St Albans, 1 Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

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

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

Batford [TL151151] 1 Stonechat, male at Batford farm (Darin Stanley)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, flew over causeway to Stocker's Lake. (Roger Dewey)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Stonechat, male (Andy Bensted)

East Hyde, 2+ Stonechat, male briefly by ditch near road; it or another with female by farm (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Red Kite (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail (David Lyons)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Brambling, heard with flyover Chaffinch flock (Rupert Evershed )

Hampermill Lake nr Watford [TQ098941] 1 Kingfisher (Joan Thompson )

King's Walden [TL153247] 1 Crossbill, flying over (Martin Ketcher)

King's Walden [TL163253] 1 Brambling, bathing in a puddle with Chaffinches (Martin Ketcher)

Maple Cross, 25 Redwing (Steve Carter)

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth [TQ097944] 1 Stonechat, not adult male, Brightwells Farm (Joan Thompson )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth [TQ098943] 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard singing by River Colne Brightwells Farm (Joan Thompson )

Moor Park nr Rickmansworth [TQ098944] 2+ Peregrine Falcon, Brightwells Farm 2 calling Juvs on 1 pylon plus potentially 1adult on another pylon (Joan Thompson )

Panshanger Park, 1 Crossbill, over (Murray Brown)

Redbourn [TL092129] 1 Grey Wagtail, around pool at Nicholls Farm (Peter Tallantire)

Sherrardspark Wood nr WGC, 1 Firecrest, late afternoon. (Anthony Dorman)

St Edmund's College nr Standon [TL387222] 2 Stonechat (John Chitham)

Tewinbury Reserve, 1 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)

Tewinbury Reserve, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair on river (Allan Meadows)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] c.150 Meadow Pipit, In field, from footpath E of village, early morning. (David Hatton)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP919132] 2 Green Sandpiper (Axel Kirby)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP919132] 3 Common Snipe, resting on mud in open (Axel Kirby)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP918132] 2 Dunlin (Axel Kirby)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP918132] 1 Common Sandpiper (Axel Kirby)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), c.15 Lesser Redpoll (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 7 Swallow (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 8+ Siskin (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Kingfisher, river Colne (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Water Rail, heard from causeway (Tyttenhanger Birders)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Snipe (Tyttenhanger Birders)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Stonechat, male (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Grey Wagtail, car park 1 (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Yellowhammer (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Barn Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Thu 15 Oct 2020 Baldock [TL265343] 2 Stonechat, near metal gate on Baldock - Wallington road (David Booth)

Batford [TL151151] 2 Stonechat, at Batford farm (Darin Stanley)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214108] 2 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 22 Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Allan Meadows )

East Hyde, 3 Stonechat, male on fence next to side channel. Pair on dung heap / adjacent fence near farm. (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail, in the stream (Janet and Francis Dowley)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253242] 1 Grey Wagtail, Millennium Lake by bridge just north of the Main Lake (Peter Clarke)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 30+ Redwing (Steven Pearce)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL218105] 80+ Linnet, fock of 50+ in field west of Green Lanes; flock of 30+ in field east of Green Lanes. (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651, 130 Redwing (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651, c.41 Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL158116] 1 Brambling (Andrew Steele)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL161120] 1 Stonechat, female (Craig Dunn)

Hemel Hempstead [TL051082] 1 Kingfisher (Alan Gardiner)

Hitchin [TL196286] c.18 Redwing, flock passing over garden. (Callum Peel)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden [TL102159] 2 Red Kite (David McGrath)

Letchworth, c.60 Redwing (Joe Wigmore)

Maple Cross [TQ024923] 369+ Redwing, flying NW between 7.40 and 8.10am (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ025924] 15 Fieldfare, 3 flocks flying NW between 7.50 and 8.00am (Chris Bessant)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16+ Wigeon (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite, 12:45 (G Hinton )

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL202112] c.250 Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (G Hinton )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (G Hinton )

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Tree Sparrow, at feeding station. (Gordon Cox)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling below high viewpoint. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Peregrine Falcon, on pylon. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steven Pearce)

Wed 14 Oct 2020 Batford, 2 Stonechat, 2 male around heaps at batford farm (Darin Stanley)

Bengeo (Hertford) [TL318134] 1 Siskin, In garden. (Simon Knott)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214109] 2 Green Sandpiper, flood water being pumped out, so lots of mud, sadly only Green Sands taking advantage of it. (Steven Pearce)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail, In channel (Ann doubleday )

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL197085] 48 Fieldfare (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL198084] 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL196085] 3 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Kingfisher, Millenium lake (Andy Day)

Flamstead village [TL079144] 1 Raven, flew over calling. (David McGrath)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL142025] 3 Stonechat (Alan Winn)

Great Offley [TL150264] 1 Yellowhammer (Martin Ketcher)

Great Offley [TL151264] 2 Stonechat (Martin Ketcher)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL217105] c.40 Linnet, fields to east of Green Lanes (Steven Pearce)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Barn Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Siskin (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Little Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 46+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183125] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 1 Barn Owl, hunting across the protected area between 6:55 & 7:20am (Steven Brown)

Maple Cross [TQ024922] 167 Redwing, Flying NW between 7.45 and 8.15 am (Chris Bessant)

Royston [TL360410] 160+ Fieldfare, heading low west over garden, in 4 flocks, early morning. (David Hatton)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Marsh Harrier, female type on meadow mid morning (Allan Meadows )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Cattle Egret, on meadow early morning before flying east (Allan Meadows )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2+ Stonechat, females (Allan Meadows )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Raven, harassing Marsh Harrier on meadow with crows and magpies (Allan Meadows )

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 8+ Common Snipe, on meadow (Allan Meadows )

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL199270] 1 Blackcap, female (Michael Hooper)

Stevenage [TL220255] 1 Red Kite (Callum Peel)

Stocker's Lake, 7 Redwing (Sean Hinks)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler, all along the river colne (Sean Hinks)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Sean Hinks)

Therfield Heath, 1 Hen Harrier, ringtail hunting partridge over setaside fields east of Greys Farm (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 4 Grey Partridge (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 2 Stonechat, pair in vegetation by gate (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 2 Merlin, two birds present in field to the south of road and east of gate - a nice male and a juvenile female (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 40 Linnet (Lee Evans)

Wallington, 40 Corn Bunting (Lee Evans)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Stonechat (Sean Hinks)

Tue 13 Oct 2020 Baldock, 5 Red Kite

Baldock, 25 Corn Bunting

Baldock, 2 Stonechat

Baldock, 1 Merlin, hunting in tandem with Harrier 16.10-16.20

Baldock, 1 Hen Harrier, ringtail

Baldock, 13 Grey Partridge

Batford [TL151151] 1 Stonechat, male on fencing at batford farm (Darin Stanley)

Bengeo (Hertford) [TL318134] 1 Chiffchaff, still in garden & present every day for last three weeks. (Simon Knott)

Borehamwood, c.10 Redwing

Bramfield Woods, 2 Raven (Alan Ford)

Bramfield Woods [TL285167] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Ford)

Cassiobury Park, 1 Little Owl, flew from the large oak trees near the paddling pools at dusk (Nick Harris)

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

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 6 Redwing (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 12 Siskin (Steve Carter)

Elstree, 1 Merlin, over village mid morning and again at dusk (Allan Stewart)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181123] 3 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181122] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Hitchin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, In garden. (Joe Wigmore)

Maple Cross [TQ024923] 131+ Redwing, flying NW between 7.45am and 8.15am (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross, 4 Redwing (Steve Carter)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 1 House Martin, over garden early afternoon, also 4 Red Kite (Allan Meadows)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, c.11 Redwing (Joe Wigmore)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin [TL206293] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, flying over (Martin Ketcher)

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

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin [TL206293] c.50 Siskin (Martin Ketcher)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047932] 1 Kingfisher (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ048933] 1 Red Kite (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 5+ Cetti's Warbler, at various spots adjacent to R Colne; 1 actually seen! (Axel Kirby)

Stocker's Lake [TQ047934] 1 Little Egret (Axel Kirby)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] 2 Stonechat, Pair on hedge top alongside footpath. (David Hatton)

Therfield nr Royston [TL336372] 3 Brambling, Perched in trees by footpath leading to Icknield Way. (David Hatton)

Twyford Bury Farm nr Bishop's Stortford, 8+ Redwing (James Russell)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), c.200 Redwing, several flocks over heading west (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), c.20 Fieldfare (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 11+ Lesser Redpoll (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 53 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Blake)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, female juvenile, plucking prey, pylon by Colne crossing, Waterfields Way (David Denham)

Watford [TQ096986] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Nick Harris)

Watford [TQ096986] c.20 Redwing, flew over Cheslyn Gardens (Nick Harris)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL188039] 1 Brambling, on feeders outside In Focus optics (Steve Blake)

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

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Grey Wagtail, near In Focus shop. (Steven Pearce)

Mon 12 Oct 2020 Baldock [TL259334] 1 Stonechat, along minor rd just before Baldock model airfield (Mike Ilett)

Batford [TL151151] 1 Stonechat, male at Batford Farm (Darin Stanley)

Braughing, 1 Firecrest, singing and showing briefly in woods by Quinbury farmhouse (Paula Moore)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans [TL135045] 50+ Redwing (Alan Gardiner)

Clothall nr Baldock [TL270317] c.50 Redwing, groups up to 20 over (Andy Day)

Flamstead village, c.40 Redwing, 2 flocks flying south west. 7.45am

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 18+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Pearce)

Harpenden, 1 Blackcap, in garden (Janet and Francis Dowley)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 1 Barn Owl, hunting across the protected area at 6.55am. (Steven Brown)

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

Hitchin, c.10 Lesser Redpoll, In garden feeding on birch. (joe wigmore)

Hitchin, 10+ Redwing (Joe Wigmore)

Letchworth [TL208312] c.25 Redwing (Joe Wigmore)

Maple Cross [TQ023921] 56+ Redwing, flying NW between 8 and 9am (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ026923] 8 Fieldfare, flying NW at 8.10am (Chris Bessant)

Quickswood Farm nr Baldock [TL266332] 30+ Corn Bunting, on wires along Warren Lane towards model aircraft field (Andy Day)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL123098] 7+ Stonechat, 5+ together on hedge/cover crop, 2 on marsh (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 12+ Redwing, on holly berries (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, c.30 Common Snipe, flock emerged from cover crop and flew along the River Ver (John Pritchard)

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

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

St Albans, c.40 Redwing, Single group over garden at 10am (Chris Ruis)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 2 Siskin (Anna Marett)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 16 Redwing (Anna Marett)

Stocker's Farm, 150 Redwing, large flock flew to woods to SW of farm (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Farm, 8 Meadow Pipit (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Cetti's Warbler, calling (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Lake, 45+ Siskin, around alders near SE entrance (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Lake, 4 Redwing (Stephen Younger)

Stocker's Lake, 5 Chiffchaff, most in willows in NW corner (Stephen Younger)

Twyford Bury Farm nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Marsh Harrier, 9:30ish (James Russell)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 5 Swallow, Between high veiw point and feeders (Brendon Fagan)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 15+ Redwing (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 7+ Tree Sparrow, Tree Sparrow hedge. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 5+ Fieldfare (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Lesser Redpoll (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL185045] 2 Stonechat, on back fence of field adjacent to lake. (Steven Pearce)

Weston [TL252310] 1 Raven, from Weston Hills (Mike Ilett)

Sun 11 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 1 Bittern (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.20 Redwing (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Raven (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Stuart Fox)

Baldock [TL257334] 80+ Linnet, In conservation headland (Ian Hall)

Baldock [TL257333] 1 Stonechat (Ian Hall)

Baldock [TL266330] 3 Corn Bunting (Ian Hall)

Batford, 1 Stonechat, On wire fencing at batford farm (darin stanley)

Bramfield Woods [TL285167] 2 Crossbill (David Booth)

Broxbourne GP, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Paul Gymer)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL214109] 3 Common Snipe (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Swallow (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 11+ Stonechat, 6+ on waterlogged overgrown field by flooded area (TL214109); 5 on fence on Stanborough GP/Symondshyde Farm border (TL206109 i.e. at kink in track linking the two sites). (Steven Pearce)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL306355] 1 Stonechat, from green gate Sandon Road (Andy Day)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL299366] 2 Raven, seen from green gate along Sandon Road (Andy Day)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon [TL306355] 8+ Golden Plover, over from green gate Sandon Road (Andy Day)

East Hyde [TL130170] 1 Little Egret, by the bridge (Roger Payne)

East Hyde, 2 Stonechat, male & female along the channel (Roger Payne)

East Hyde, 1 Water Rail, in the channel (Roger Payne)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1+ Kingfisher, seen while on bridge between Millennium and Environmental lakes. (Alex Phoyos)

Flamstead village, 1 Chiffchaff, calling from hedgerow along friendless lane

Flamstead village, 5 Redwing, flying west

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Swallow (Rupert Evershed)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 1 House Martin (Rupert Evershed)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Hawfinch, single bird flew over with flock of 30+ Redwings (Rupert Evershed)

Gorhambury Estate nr St Albans, 4 Swallow (Nick Harris)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 11 Stonechat, single group (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Barn Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 17 Redwing (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 27+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Hertford [TL321117] 50+ Redwing, over garden (Graham Knight)

Hitchin [TL459870] 2 Little Egret, along the Ippollits Brook c14:00 hrs (Nigel Agar)

Maple Cross, 6+ Redwing, 10pm heard flying over (Chris Bessant )

Maple Cross [TQ025920] 1 Chiffchaff, In my garden (Chris Bessant )

Quickswood Farm nr Baldock [TL277329] c.100 Redwing, 3 separate flocks of around 30-40 in this area. Very mobile. (Ian Hall)

Redbournbury [TL120099] 3+ Stonechat, on weed tops south of Veolia works (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 20+ in fields along the River Ver. 30+ between Punchbowl and Hogg End Lanes. (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 3 Yellowhammer, on Puchbowl Lane (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 1+ Common Snipe (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 1 Cetti's Warbler, seen near Shafford Mill (Nick Harris)

Redbournbury, 30+ Linnet, seen on the pylons next to Beesonend Lane (Nick Harris)

Redbournbury, 4 Red Kite (Nick Harris)

Redbournbury, 2 Little Egret (Nick Harris)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1+ Siskin (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)

Standon Lordship [TL393215] 1 Red Kite, picked up carrion from field. (Richard Melarange)

Stevenage [TL240238] 1 Peregrine Falcon, on lights at Vista Tower 17:00 (Andy Day)

Stevenage [TL232250] c.40 Redwing, over garden heading west 12.10pm (Tom Speller)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL203113] 180+ Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL203111] 9 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 4 Stonechat, two sightings of 2 birds (at TL203108 and TL202113): amount of overlap with the 5 seen shortly before on track at Stanborough GP unknown (but considered probable for TL203108 birds). (Steven Pearce)

Trims Green, c.30 Golden Plover, S at 10:20 (Mike Harris)

Trims Green, 241 Redwing, flew West 09:40-10:40 (Mike Harris)

Trims Green, 1 Marsh Harrier, Imm. SW at 09:55 (Mike Harris)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 35+ Fieldfare, flock of 12 and smaller groups within Redwing flocks (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 10+ Siskin, Individuals and small groups flying over (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 600+ Redwing, notable movement of birds south over site - mostly in groups of 30-50 (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 12+ Lesser Redpoll, small groups of 3-4 birds flying over site (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Wigeon, female from scrape causeway (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Tree Sparrow, at feeder (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Stonechat, male in field behind high viewpoint (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ House Martin (Rupert Evershed)

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

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Yellowhammer, In field behind high viewpoint (Rupert Evershed)

Verulamium Park, 60+ Redwing, two separate flocks flew overhead around 6pm (Nick Harris)

Wallington [TL268344] 29+ Corn Bunting, on wires near metal gate, Baldock to Wallington road (Andy Day)

Wallington, 1 Merlin, vsible from the metal gate along the Baldock road 1545 to 1600 (Duncan Coates)

Wallington [TL298336] 1 Stonechat (Ian Hall)

Wallington, 2 Stonechat, from tarmac path by metal gate on Wallington Road (Tim Gale)

Wallington, 1+ Merlin, from metal gate at Baldock end of Wallington Road. On telegraph pole for 10 mins or so then flew off towards airfield. Possibly a second one present that flew in opposite direction. (Tim Gale)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Stonechat, male & female around fence and bales by car park 1 (Rupert Evershed)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Grey Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3 Little Owl, 2 along entrance track to Tyttenhanger House & 1 in dead tree by Willows Farm entrance road. (Rupert Evershed)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Barn Owl (Rupert Evershed)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Yellowhammer (Rupert Evershed)

Sat 10 Oct 2020 Bozen Green nr Braughing [TL400264] 1 Stonechat, very trusting male on hedge (Paula Moore)

Braughing, 1 Stonechat, male hay lane hull lane footpath (Paula Moore)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 4 Red Kite, over at 10.43. Largest number we've ever seen from our garden (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL195087] 2 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL193081] 4 Stonechat, two male and two female in the meadow by the housing estate (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL199085] 40+ Ring-necked Parakeet, heading to the stanborough roost (Steven Brown)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 10+ Redwing (Steve Blake)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL177116] c.7 Stonechat, 4x males and 3x females (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 5 Redwing (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 8 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181124] 4 Linnet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181124] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

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

King's Walden [TL176226] 1 Yellowhammer (Martin Ketcher)

King's Walden [TL165239] 2 Yellowhammer (Martin Ketcher)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage [TL206275] c.10 Fieldfare, over A602 near Ashbrook (Andy Day)

Panshanger Park, 1 Peregrine Falcon, over Kings Lake (Allan Burrows)

Preston [TL177240] 3 Stonechat (Martin Ketcher)

Preston [TL174237] 2 Yellowhammer (Martin Ketcher)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, from the boardwalk. My first ever record on the reserve. (Rob Chapman)

Redbourn [TL085133] c.30 Golden Plover, moving around wheat stubble field at Nicholls Farm (Peter Tallantire)

Stevenage, 6 Redwing, over Nobel School this morning (Ray Hooper)

Stevenage, 1 Meadow Pipit, over garden (Tom Speller)

Stevenage, 2 Swallow, low over garden 8.25am (Tom Speller)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL196049] 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard from causeway (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), c.10 Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2+ Lesser Redpoll (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186045] 20+ Linnet, In field adjacent to lake. (Steven Pearce)

Whitwell [TL191209] 4 Yellowhammer (Martin Ketcher)

Whitwell [TL180213] 1 Green Sandpiper, Cress beds, unringed (Martin Ketcher)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL186045] 3 Stonechat, in pumpkin field (Steve Blake)

Fri 9 Oct 2020 Ayot St Peter [TL215156] c.5 House Martin (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Codicote [TL202194] 1 Stonechat, Three Houses Lane (Alan Ford)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 1 Merlin, hunting low over fields. Then seen later feeding on prey at Wallington road. (Ray Hooper)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area) [TL194046] 2 Crossbill, feeding on cones (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185123] 5 Stonechat, together (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185123] 2 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)

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

Kimpton Mill, 1 Mandarin, female (Alan Ford)

King's Walden [TL158250] 2 Swallow (Martin Ketcher)

Redbournbury, c.2 Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 3+ Stonechat (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 10+ Siskin (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 61+ Meadow Pipit (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 2 Common Snipe (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 12 Redwing (Andrew Steele)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 5+ Cetti's Warbler, including one near Rye House (Paul Gymer)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 4 Common Snipe (Paul Gymer)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 2 Green Sandpiper (Paul Gymer)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Red Kite (Paul Gymer)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 15+ Swallow (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Willows Fm, 2 Main pit (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3+ Siskin (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196051] 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard in bushes to the left of high viewpoint (Andy Day)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195049] 3 Fieldfare, over heading East (Andy Day)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL 196051] 1 Common Snipe, in field behind high viewpoint (Andy Day)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.10 House Martin (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.35 Lesser Redpoll (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Stonechat, arable field adjacent to high viewpoint (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Watford [TQ096986] 2 Redwing ( Nick Harris)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 15.30. North side of silos (Keith Smith )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Brambling, heard in flight near car park 1 (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192042] 1 Barn Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL191039] 1 Little Owl (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Thu 8 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 1 Kingfisher (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Swallow (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Hobby (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Stuart Fox)

East Hyde, 2 Stonechat, a pair along the channel (Allan Cutts)

Flamstead village [TL075143] 2 Meadow Pipit (David McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL075145] 2 Swallow (David McGrath)

Flamstead village, c.15 House Martin, flying over, 9.30am

Harpenden [TL135153] 1 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Little Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 14+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Barn Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL178123] 1 Chiffchaff (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184122] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 8 Stonechat, three in the corner towards The Wicked Lady, four along the central path and one on the tight corner at the furthest point (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - Hillend Farm [TL168116] 3+ Swallow, flying towards Hillend Farm at 17:10 (Craig Dunn)

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

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Egyptian Goose (Ian Gamble)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ064939] 1 Redwing, landed top of yew tree, calls heard. (Anna Marett)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin [TL206292] 2+ Water Rail, heard (Martin Ketcher)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.20 House Martin (Ian Gamble)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Swallow (Ian Gamble)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4+ Sand Martin (Ian Gamble)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2+ Tree Sparrow, calling in hedgerow near feeder. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling by high viewpoint (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 15+ Lesser Redpoll (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Yellow-legged Gull, adult flying over fields behind Garden Wood towards fishing lakes (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Little Owl, on entrance track (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Swallow, heading south (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Yellow Wagtail, with flock of c50 Meadow Pipits in fields next to car park 1 (Rupert Evershed )

Wed 7 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Flying W (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 12 Wigeon, 6 flew in from N (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 House Martin, hiigh and distant to N (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Stonechat, female types in reeds left of viewpoint from 17.40 (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Bittern, seen from Bittern watchpoint at 17.30 (Murray Orchard)

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

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 6 Wigeon (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL213108] 12 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Flamstead village [TL072144] 2 Stonechat (Connor McGrath)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184123] 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182123] 1 Stonechat (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180122] 3 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL183125] 6 Red Kite, 4 in the ploughed field to the north/east of Heartwood and 2 over the Arboretum. (Steven Brown)

Hemel Hempstead, 8+ Common Crane, SW over A41 between Boxmoor & Hemel junctions, 8.25 - heading towards Bovingdon/Chipperfield from Boxmoor/Hemel. Seen from car. Possibly seen over Aldbury C8.00 by another observer. (Dan Forder)

Hitchin [TL459870] 2 Little Egret, along the Ippollits Brook at the rear of Oakfield Avenue (Nigel Agar)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin [TL206293] 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard! (Martin Ketcher)

Rickmansworth [TQ059932] 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, heard and then briefly seen twice at 1230, with chiffchaffs in copse at top of Greenbroom Spring Wood by Batchworth Park golf course. Very active, soon lost to view along edge of wood. (David Neal et al)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 2 Common Snipe, in flight (John Pritchard)

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

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3+ Stonechat (John Pritchard)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 6 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 1 Lesser Redpoll, flying over. (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL203116] c.400 Linnet (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Grey Partridge, on path near feeder area (G.Hinton)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4+ House Martin (G.Hinton)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Red Kite (G.Hinton)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1+ Tree Sparrow, at feeder (G.Hinton)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Chiffchaff, around feeder area (G.Hinton)

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

Wallington, 4 Swallow (Tim Gale)

Wallington, 2 Hobby, possible parent and juvenile (Tim Gale)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ032932] 6+ House Martin (David Neal)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ032932] 3 Stonechat, 2m, 1f (David Neal)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ032932] c.200 Linnet (David Neal)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ032932] 20+ Meadow Pipit (David Neal)

Tue 6 Oct 2020 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Marsh Tit (Stuart Fox)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Kingfisher (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 1 Hobby (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 1 Bittern, seen in flight briefly from Bittern Pool towards Great Hardmead Lake (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Bittern Pool, 2 Raven, over Easneye Woods (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Egyptian Goose (Stuart Fox)

Batford [TL153149] 1 Raven, over weedy field (Darin Stanley)

Batford [TL153149] 4 Swallow, over weedy field (Darin Stanley)

East Hyde [TL128170] 2 Red Kite (Robin Pearson)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL193083] c.40 Linnet, coming together in a couple of flocks (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL193081] 110+ Ring-necked Parakeet, heading towards the Stanborough roost at 6:10pm in one large flock (Steven Brown)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Kingfisher, near bridge at Millennium lake (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 6+ Swallow, mixed hirundine flock at Main lake 09:00 (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 2+ House Martin, mixed hirundine flock at Main lake (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 4 Siskin, flyover heading SW (Andy Day)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185123] 1 Chiffchaff (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181126] 5 Redwing, tree line between the top of Heartwood and the ploughed field (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184124] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182126] 27 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184123] 4 Stonechat, two females and two males sitting on fence on the narrow section between the protected areas (Steven Brown)

Howe Green nr Essendon [TL280099] 2 Little Egret, on flooded field next to River Lea (Graham Knight)

Maple Cross [TQ026923] 1 Chiffchaff, in my garden (Chris Bessant)

Panshanger Aerodrome, 1 Swift, flying up the Mimram Valley towards Panshanger Park. (Steve Chilton)

Panshanger Aerodrome, 3 Swallow (Steve Chilton)

Preston [TL168244] 2 House Martin (Martin Ketcher)

Redbourn [TL087136] 4 Wheatear, moving around stubble field at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn [TL087134] 30+ Linnet, moving around stubble field at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 15+ Swallow (John Pritchard)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 40+ House Martin (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL125091] 1 Willow Warbler, in hedge with tit flock (John Pritchard)

St Albans, 1 Swallow, south over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 3+ Chiffchaff, In garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 8+ Hirundines (mixed), distant flock flying south viewed from garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 1 Rock Pipit, single bird flying south over garden at 7.20am (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 2 Siskin, south over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 7 Redwing, south over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 6 Meadow Pipit, south over garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 1 Fieldfare, south over garden (Rupert Evershed)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 6+ Siskin, with goldfinch party in alders opposite kingfisher nesting bank (David Neal)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Swallow (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6 House Martin (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling below high viewpoint (Steven Pearce)

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

Wareside [TL394156] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Postlethwaite)

Watford [TQ096986] 1 Red Kite (Nick Harris)

Watford [TQ096986] 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Nick Harris)

Watford [TQ096986] 1 Grey Wagtail, seen by the pond in Cheslyn Gardens (Nick Harris)

Watford [TQ096986] 1 Raven, being mobbed by two Carrion Crows, as it flew over Cheslyn Gardens (Nick Harris)

Watford [TQ096986] 10 Siskin, a small flock flew over Cheslyn Gardens (Nick Harris)

Watton at Stone, 3 Red Kite, over garden (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 20+ Meadow Pipit, Nr Watkins Hall Farm (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 1 Stonechat, male nr Watkins Hall Farm (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 5 House Martin, low over garden (Tony Barrett)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.25 Wigeon, Numbers gone down over recent days (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Little Egret (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher, Sitting on perch right of hide fishing regularly (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper, Right of hide (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Peregrine Falcon, Hunting over split (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40+ House Martin, Moving though at times in numbers during afternoon showers. (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Pintail, Right of hide and on split (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red Kite (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Dunlin, Right side of hide near tree line (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Chiffchaff, Behind hide (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1+ Grey Wagtail (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5 Common Snipe, Near reed edge right of hide (G Hinton et al)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Blackcap, Male behind hide (G Hinton et al)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ025931] c.30 House Martin, over the set-a-side on the Chalfont Road side of the farm (Chris Bessant)

Mon 5 Oct 2020 Ayot St Peter [TL222152] 1 Red Kite (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Ayot St Peter [TL219153] 1+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Ayot St Peter [TL222152] c.10 Swallow (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Batford [TL153149] 1 Chiffchaff (Darin Stanley)

Braughing, 6 Swallow, over field near Braughing Friars (Steve Hughes)

Colney Heath, 3 Redwing (Steve Blake)

Flamstead village [TL072144] 1 Stonechat, male near the end of Mill Lane. (David McGrath)

Garston nr Watford, 1 Swift, seen from Courtlands Drive.

Harpenden, 1 Blackcap, female (Alan Jackson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Barn Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 46+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182119] 4 Stonechat, two females and two males sitting on the fence on the narrow section between the protected areas (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184123] 1 Chiffchaff (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184124] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175118] 1 Barn Owl, hunting in the Arboretum at 6:15pm (Steven Brown)

Hitchin [TL197300] 1 Kingfisher, Walsworth Common (David Inward)

King's Walden [TL153247] c.10 Swallow (Martin Ketcher)

King's Walden [TL153247] 2 Redwing (Martin Ketcher)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL065048] 1 Chiffchaff, in canalside shrubs (Axel Kirby)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL066051] 3 Red Kite (Axel Kirby)

Redbourn [TL087133] 5 Swallow, at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn [TL087133] 25+ Linnet, stubble field at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn [TL087133] 30+ Meadow Pipit, at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbourn [TL087133] 9 Fieldfare, at Nicholls Fm (Peter Tallantire)

Redbournbury, 1 Kingfisher (Peter Cutler)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Stonechat, on marsh fenceline (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, c.10 House Martin (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, c.50 Swallow, over water meadow at Bow Bridge (John Pritchard)

St Albans, 5 Meadow Pipit, south over garden 7-7.30am (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 13 Crossbill, flying south over garden at 7.30am (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 2 Raven, circling over St Albans cathedral with a Red Kite (Rupert Evershed )

St Albans, 2 Siskin, south over garden 7.20am (Rupert Evershed)

Stevenage [TL256254] 1 Raven, high over going West (Andy Day)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Chiffchaff, heard (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 12 Swallow (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard (Steve Carter)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth [TQ078940] 1 Meadow Pipit, calling, flying over (Anna Marett et al)

The Withey Beds nr Rickmansworth [TQ078940] 1 Little Egret (Anna Marett et al)

Tring [SP925135] 1 Kingfisher, along the Wendover Arm of the GU canal. (Adrian Bayliss)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard from high viewpoint (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.80 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew from roost (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 12+ House Martin (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6+ Siskin (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 35+ Lesser Redpoll (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Tree Sparrow, by feeder. (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 10+ Swallow (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL185045] 1 Stonechat, In old Amazing Maze field. (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wareside [TL400154] 1 Kingfisher, flew along river ash under dismantled railway bridge (Steve Postlethwaite)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 07.30 (Keith Smith )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Kingfisher (Clifford Smout)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Clifford Smout)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Pintail (Clifford Smout)

Sun 4 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.120 House Martin (Mike Ilett)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Red-crested Pochard, Male (Mike Ilett)

Batford [TL150153] 1 Stonechat, male around barbed wire fencing, Batford farm (Darin Stanley)

Braughing, 1 Kingfisher, River Quin at main ford on Malting Lane (Steve Hughes)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL208108] 2 Stonechat, along track. (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL195083] c.120 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253244] 1 Kingfisher, seen from bridge between Millenium and Environmental lakes (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Redwing, flyover (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253249] 2 Grey Wagtail, at Balancing pond (Andy Day)

Flamstead village [TL075144] c.15 Meadow Pipit (David McGrath)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185123] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184122] 2 Stonechat, a male and female on the fence edging the protected area on the east side. (Steven Brown)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.20 Swallow (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.150 House Martin (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 1 Wheatear, on dam at 3pm. (Tony Blake)

Redbournbury, 2+ House Martin (John Pritchard )

Redbournbury, 4 Swallow, over flooded meadow. (John Pritchard )

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 7+ Chiffchaff (John Pritchard )

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

St Albans [TL145071] 16+ House Martin (Mr D Wheatcroft)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 6 House Martin (Jane Free )

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

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL204116] 400+ Linnet, on former rough ground, recently ploughed. (Steven Pearce)

Wheathampstead [TL182143] 1 Exotic/escape, Harris Hawk still present (Trevor Chapman)

Wheathampstead, 21 House Martin (Trevor Chapman)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Common Scoter, still off car park steps at 5.30 p.m. (Simon West)

Sat 3 Oct 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Bittern (Barry Reed)

Batford [TL150153] 1 Stonechat, male on barbed wire fencing (Darin Stanley)

Charlton nr Hitchin, 8+ House Martin (Mike Powell)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 1+ Lesser Redpoll (Alan Gardiner)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans [TL136044] 1 Blackcap, In garden. (Gary Mason)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (Francis and Janet Dowley)

Flamstead village [TL073143] 1 Whinchat (Connor McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL073143] 4+ Stonechat (Connor McGrath)

Flamstead village, 4 Stonechat, corner of mill lane and peitley hill

Flamstead village, 20+ Meadow Pipit

Flamstead village, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet

Harpenden, 1 Blackcap, female on garden feeders (Alan Jackson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184122] 4 Stonechat, on the fence edging the protected area on the east side. (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL181124] 6 Meadow Pipit (Steven Brown)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.10 Swallow (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 2 Black Tern, present this evening - slightly south of centre of res - view from Hogg Lane viewpoint - TQ161962. (Tony Blake)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, c.75 House Martin (Tony Blake)

Hitchin [TL459870] 1 Little Egret, along the Ippolits Brook rear of Oakfield Avenue 16:00 hrs (Nigel Agar)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Stonechat (Stuart Fox)

Maple Cross [TQ023925] c.20 Meadow Pipit, In field to the west of the housing estate (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross [TQ026922] 13 House Martin, Flying south (Chris Bessant)

St Albans, 1 Lesser Redpoll, over garden heading SW (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 17 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden in 1s and 2s (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 5 Swallow, over garden heading west 6:25pm (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Siskin, over garden heading east (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Grey Wagtail, over garden heading east (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Meadow Pipit, over garden (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 14 House Martin, over garden, 2 groups of 4 in the morning and 1 of 6 late afternoon (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 1 Blackcap, male in garden 8:15-8:25am (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 17 Common Snipe, 3 groups SW over garden 10am - 11am of 12, then 4 then a single. (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 3 Redwing, South over garden this pm (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 6 Golden Plover, flying SW over garden at 12.45pm (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 2+ Chiffchaff, at least 2 birds present in garden all day (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 8 House Martin, 7 over garden early am then a single this pm. (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 2 Blackcap, 2 females in garden (Rupert Evershed)

St Albans, 1+ Brambling, single bird calling with larger flock of presumed Chaffinches over garden (Rupert Evershed)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 5 Swallow (Anna Marett)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052930] 6 Linnet, hill behind farm (Anna Marett)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052930] 2 Meadow Pipit, hill behind farm (Anna Marett)

Thorley nr Bishop's Stortford, 6+ House Martin, over Pig Lane (James Russell)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Brambling, at feeding station. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4 Tree Sparrow, at feeding station. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 25+ Lesser Redpoll, at feeding station. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL201043] 1 Peregrine Falcon, by lagoons. (Steven Pearce)

Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 1 Whinchat (Barry Reed)

Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 80 Meadow Pipit (Barry Reed)

Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 5 Stonechat (Barry Reed)

Westmill Quarry nr Ware, 1 Whitethroat (Barry Reed)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Black-necked Grebe, showing well from the jetty (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret, on central bund (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Snipe, edge of reeds right of hide (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 9 Pintail (Jeff Bailey)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

Fri 2 Oct 2020 Hoddesdon, 4 House Martin, flew over at 9.20 a.m. heading SE (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Swallow (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Kingfisher (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 30+ House Martin (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 25+ Lesser Redpoll, around paddocks (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Sand Martin (Rupert Evershed )

Welwyn Garden City, 2 Chiffchaff, In trees along Valley Road. (Anthony Dorman)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Grey Wagtail, in car park 1 (Rupert Evershed )

Wood End nr Buntingford, c.100 Hirundines (mixed), mainly sand martin's but also swallows and house martins all circling a sheep field east of Wood End at mid-day. (Mike Baverstock )

Thu 1 Oct 2020 Barley [TL408379] 1 Swallow (Hugo Rainey)

Cheshunt GPs - Bowyers Water [TL368015] c.7 Wigeon (A Monckton)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 1 Chiffchaff, In garden (Alan Gardiner)

Colney Heath, c.1 Hobby, 18.30. In hedge by Tollgate Cottages. (Paul Carter)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP, 1 Mandarin (Andrew Steele)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret (Andrew Steele)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP [TL195093] 6+ Lesser Redpoll, feeding on alders (Andrew Steele)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP [TL196093] 1 Great White Egret, on pit then flew towards Hatfield (Andrew Steele)

Coopers Green GPs - main GP, 1+ Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele)

Deadman's Hill nr Sandon, 12+ Swallow, passing through mid afternoon (Allan Meadows)

Harpenden [TL145145] c.20 Lesser Redpoll, feeding in the Silver Birch trees at the back of our garden (Roger & Lynn Payne)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Chiffchaff (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Yellow Wagtail, over field north of Drovers Lane (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Barn Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Siskin, over (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Little Owl (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Redwing, over at dusk (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 5 House Martin, over field north of Drovers Lane heading north (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 4 Stonechat (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 1 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 52+ Meadow Pipit (Chris Ruis)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Dunlin, Park Mead (Stuart Fox)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 House Martin (Stuart Fox)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Stuart Fox)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 4 Stonechat, around Model aircraft field (Stuart Fox)

King's Meads nr Hertford, c.10 Common Snipe, Park Mead (Stuart Fox)

King's Meads nr Hertford, c.6 Meadow Pipit (Stuart Fox)

Knebworth [TL254204] c.13 Grey Partridge (Matt Livesey)

Panshanger Park [TL296129] 9+ House Martin (Jenny Rawson)

Redbournbury, 12+ Hirundines (mixed), feeding around Redbournbury MIll and the fishery (John Pritchard)

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

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

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 6+ House Martin (John Pritchard)

St Albans, 1 Blackcap, female in garden (Rupert Evershed )

St Albans, 1 Crossbill, flew southwest and low over garden at 10.15am (Rupert Evershed )

St Albans, 2 Chiffchaff, In garden (Rupert Evershed )

St Albans, 3 House Martin, south over garden at 10am (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 5+ Chiffchaff, around the site, including one singing briefly. (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 32+ Lesser Redpoll, around the the scrape causeway at Tyttenhanger Farm end. (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Great White Egret, on the scrape at 2.45 p.m. (Simon West)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.30 Lesser Redpoll, flock of c30, as well as occasional 1-2 birds over. (Steven Pearce)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2m, 1f: viewed from scrape causeway in partially submerged dead trees. Still present at 2:30pm (Steven Pearce et al)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling below high viewpoint (Steven Pearce)

Wallington, 6 Grey Partridge, near metal gate (Allan Meadows)

Wallington, 1 Peregrine Falcon, landed briefly in field near metal gate and then flew off towards A505 (Tim Gale)

Waterford Marsh, 1 Kingfisher (Ray Hooper)

Watton at Stone, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 3 Red Kite, over garden (Tony Barrett)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Perched at 11.00 (Keith Smith)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c.4 Meadow Pipit (Alan Gardiner)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), c.4 House Martin (Alan Gardiner)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Green Sandpiper (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Great White Egret (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15 Common Snipe (Ian Williams)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 16 Pintail (Ian Williams)