Record selection
Records

Thu 28 May 2020 Barley [TL413375] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Hugo Rainey)

Barley [TL410379] 1 Cuckoo, in Shaftenhoe End on Cambs border (Hugo Rainey)

Cold Christmas nr Ware [TL378173] 2+ Kingfisher, pair flying along river Rib east of Fabdens

Cold Christmas nr Ware [TL381179] 1 Little Egret, flying over river Rib east of Fabdens

East End Green, 3 Swallow, over lake (Allan Meadows)

East End Green, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing birds along bridleway nr. Grotto Wood (Allan Meadows)

East End Green, 5 Red Kite (Allan Meadows)

East End Green, 1 Hobby, hunting dragonflies over lake (Allan Meadows)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL069045] 2 Grey Wagtail, feeding near weir (Axel Kirby)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 singing including one from wires along chadwell road (Tom Speller)

Norton Green nr Stevenage [TL216236] 3 Yellow Wagtail, pair - female seen with nest material, plus another male (Tom Speller)

Panshanger Park, 1 Cuckoo, singing male still. (Maydencroft Birders)

Panshanger Park, 1 Yellow Wagtail, male (Maydencroft Birders)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 15+ Swift (Craig Dunn )

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 10 House Martin (Craig Dunn )

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

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

Tring Park [SP928105] 1 Willow Warbler, singing not heard one in park for a long time (Johne Taylor)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret, water levels well down now (Alan Gardiner)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Alan Gardiner)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Willian nr Letchworth, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, in the garden at Roxley Manor, Roxley Court. (Ross Facer)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Turtle Dove, flew fast from Garden Wood towards the Willows Farm buildings,very unlikely to have landed (Alan Gardiner)

Wed 27 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Cuckoo, 1 seen, but 2 calling 6.30am (Rob stubbs)

Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath, 3+ Chiffchaff, 3 newly fledged birds being fed along “Hornbeam Trail”, on the edge of small pond on right opposite first bench (Ron Baber)

Barley [TL411375] 1 Cuckoo (Hugo Rainey)

Braughing, 9 House Martin, at least 3 pairs (Paula Moore)

Cole Green area [TL281114] 10 House Martin, at least 7 active nests on two houses (Graham Knight)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cuckoo, male calling briefly at 8:20am (Dan Fletcher)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 15 Swift, feeding at main lake 08:30 (Andy Day)

Hertford [TL315124] 19+ Swift (Jenny Rawson)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 11 Swift, screaming over garden at 21:15 (Allan Meadows)

Puckeridge, 20 Swift, over village at dusk (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 Hobby, over Rib valley N edge of village (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge [TL390232] 6 Swift, birds flying around houses in Wickham Way much of day, eventually birds seen flying up under roof tiles at dusk. Presumably establishing nest sites. (Murray Orchard)

Redbournbury, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard from ver bridge by Veolia works, from direction of main bridlepath (DavidDenham)

Stanstead Abbotts, 1 Little Owl, In my garden last night (Jane Free)

Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Swallow, stables at Netherfield Lane (Jane Free)

Stevenage [TL262247] 1 Greenshank, calling, flying over my garden. c3pm (Phil Bishop)

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

Stocker's Lake, 5 Cetti's Warbler, one bird with food for young (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Tewin, 1 Cuckoo, by cricket ground early morning. (Drew Lyness)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Little Egret (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3+ Tree Sparrow, adult with at least 2 juveniles by feeder (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL187045] 2 Yellow Wagtail, Female seemed to be collecting nesting material (Ian Cunningham)

Welwyn Garden City, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 8.00 (Keith Smith )

Willian nr Letchworth, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, one this afternoon in the garden at Roxley Manor, Roxley Court. (Ross Facer)

Tue 26 May 2020 Aston End [TL279234] 1 Corn Bunting, singing in weedy field (Phil Bishop)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans [TL132045] 6+ House Martin, long standing colony on cottage in Chiswell Green Lane (Alan Gardiner)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling (Steve carter)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2 House Martin (Clifford Smout)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 6 Swift, feeding at main lake 07:00 (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Common Tern, over main lake 07:00 (Andy Day)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 1 Kingfisher, found stunned in my garden Fanhams Grange, I took it to the River Rib and released it. (Andy Catchpole)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL150031] 1 Cetti's Warbler, Seen and heard in vegetation around Hyde Lane car park footbridge. (Alan Winn)

Great Amwell, 2 Little Ringed Plover, from main watchpoint (Frances Hurst)

Great Amwell, 2 Oystercatcher, from main watchpoint (Frances Hurst)

Great Amwell, 3 Egyptian Goose, from main watchpoint (Frances Hurst)

Great Amwell [TL373126] 1 Yellow Wagtail, from main watchpoint (Frances Hurst)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 9 Swift, (Keith Smith)

Peters Green nr Harpenden [TL142190] 5 House Martin, around traditional nest site, but no nests found yet (Graham Knight)

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, in far corner of churchyard (Allan Meadows)

St Albans [TL202068] 9 Red Kite (Harry Whyte)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Willow Warbler (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern, on small island below high viewpoint. (Steven Pearce)

Wareside [TL396156] 8 House Martin, 4 separate pairs all nesting - returning every year (Phil & oliver MacMurdie)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Watton at Stone, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 3 Red Kite, soaring high over garden with a Buzzard (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 4 Swift, over garden (Tony Barrett)

Whempstead [TL305217] 1 Corn Bunting, by footpath between High Elms Lane and Gregory's Farm. Seen on BBS (David Booth)

Whempstead [TL308214] 1 Little Owl, Gregory's Farm. Seen on BBS (David Booth)

Mon 25 May 2020 Baldock, 8 Swift, over the High Street at 1030am (Terry brown)

Baldock, 1 Hobby, over fields on the eastern outskirts of Baldock (Terry brown)

Berkhamsted Common, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Mike Spittles)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 16+ Swift, around village area 20:30 (G Hinton )

Broxbourne GP [TL379072] 4 Sedge Warbler (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne GP [TL379072] 3 Cuckoo, 2 m, 1 f, all calling (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne GP [TL379072] 2 Cetti's Warbler, singing (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne GP [TL379072] 1 Kingfisher (Paul Gymer)

Datchworth [TL258197] 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair moving between fields either side of Swangleys Lane midday, later Male observed perched on top of crop in field east of Swangleys Lane (Simon Crockford )

East Hyde, 1 House Martin, over farm buildings (Francis and Janet Dowley)

Flamsteadbury Farm nr Redbourn [TL089123] 3 Yellow Wagtail, on track through arable wheat fields

Hare Street nr Ardeley [TL308286] 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair in rape seed crop. (Shirley Mackenzie)

Harpenden, 3 Swift, over Shakespeare Road (Francis and Janet Dowley)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL158107] 1+ Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele)

Hemel Hempstead, 4 Swift, over Cotterells near breeding site (Derek Pratt)

Hertford [TL325124] 6 Swift, low over Castle Street, 6.30am (Graham Knight)

Hertford [TL315124] 45+ Swift (Jenny Rawson)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Chadwell (Jenny Rawson)

Knebworth [TL257196] 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair along Swangleys Lane (Matt Livesey)

Panshanger Park [TL299124] 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, In oak tree to the side of farm building (Andy Day)

Panshanger Park [TL301121] 1+ Reed Warbler (Ian Cunningham)

Sandon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, All Saints churchyard and neighbouring garden (Chris Sharp)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL192068] 1 Hobby (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL192068] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL192068] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL192068] 5 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL192068] 34+ Whitethroat, 29 singing males, seems to be a good site for them! (Chris Ruis)

Sleapshyde nr Colney Heath [TL192068] 8+ Linnet (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL145071] c.4 Nuthatch, flitting between wall of Vintry Garden and tree (Alison Debenham)

St Albans [TL142075] 3+ Swift, nest boxes recently vacated by Starlings (Bill Free)

Stevenage [TL252233] 6 Swift, between 3-6 birds seen over the garden daily for the last two weeks (Kevin Widgery)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Geoff Young)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Sedge Warbler (Geoff Young)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Reed Warbler (Geoff Young)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher, near viewpoint. (Geoff Young)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Common Tern (Geoff Young)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Geoff Young)

Stocking Pelham [TL455286] 1 Peregrine Falcon (Andy Brown)

Stocking Pelham [TL455287] 2 Raven (Andy Brown)

Tewin, 1 Cuckoo, near cricket ground. (Drew Lyness)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Willow Warbler (Tony Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Sedge Warbler (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Cuckoo, two males this morning- very vocal and flying round site. (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair in field by Amazing Maze field. (Rupert Evershed )

Wallington, 2 Swift, in village (Clifford Smout)

Wallington, 3 Corn Bunting, near A505 (Clifford Smout)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, on railings by smaller pond nearest church (Clifford Smout)

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

Sun 24 May 2020 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Cuckoo (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Little Egret (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Oystercatcher (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 3 Little Ringed Plover (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 2 Red Kite (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 8 Common Tern (Brendon Fagan)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail, on mud flats in front of viewing watchpoint (Peter Clark)

Bayfordbury [TL317111] 1 Yellowhammer, scrubby area between railway and Bayfordbury, female carrying food (Graham Knight)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 8 Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Easneye Wood, 1 Hobby (Al Trollope )

Easneye Wood, 1 Kingfisher (Al Trollope )

Easneye Wood [TL375137] 1 Cuckoo, calling male NW of easneye wood (Tom Speller)

Easneye Wood [TL382136] 4 Raven, group of four flying together along ash valley then into easneye wood (Tom Speller)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Willow Warbler (Chris Ruis)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Sedge Warbler, In small reedbed (Chris Ruis)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cetti's Warbler, In small reedbed (Chris Ruis)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Reed Warbler, In small reedbed (Chris Ruis)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cuckoo, Male (Chris Ruis)

Garden Wood (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Cuckoo, singing mid morning for 20+ minutes moving around the wood (Alan Gardiner)

Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin [TL183275] 1 Willow Warbler, 200m from Maydencroft Lane (Phil Barron)

Harpenden [TL146133] 2 Red Kite, low over Dark Lane tip (Robin Pearson)

Hemel Hempstead, 15 Swift, over Chaulden area (Peter Griffin )

Hitchin [TL181283] 1 Barn Owl, Priory park near Charlton (Callum Peel)

St Albans [TL180095] 7 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

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

Stocker's Lake, c.6 House Martin (Steve Carter)

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

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

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

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

Stocker's Lake, c.40 Swift, mixed hirundine flock (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 3 Sedge Warbler (Steve carter)

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

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 2 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Tewin [TL273156] 1+ Swallow (Andrew Steele)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP918132] c.2 Little Ringed Plover (MIck Price)

Wareside, 1+ Cuckoo, Heard, distantly (Al Trollope)

Wheathampstead, 2 Reed Warbler, In fragmites by side of river lea (Adrian Jones)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Red-necked Phalarope, first seen at 11:30 and stayed 'til approx 18:00 when reported it flew off to the west after being attacked by a LBB Gull. (David Hutchinson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP905130] 120+ Swift, feeding over the reservoir (Graham Knight)

Sat 23 May 2020 Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP [TL189089] 1 Yellow Wagtail (David Booth)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 4+ Swift (David Lyons)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL200087] 2 Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL197089] 1 Cetti's Warbler (David Booth)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180110] 1 Red Kite (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL186110] 6 Linnet (Craig Dunn)

Maple Cross, 1 Hobby, over garden (Steve Carter)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, heard calling 10am in the NR (Rob Stubbs )

Oxhey, 2 Red Kite, circling low over Paddock Road allotments early morning. (Geoff Young)

Redbournbury, 2 Grey Wagtail (David Lyons)

Redbournbury, 2 Swift (David Lyons)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellow Wagtail (David Lyons)

Royston [TL355407] 1 Grey Wagtail (David Hatton)

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, singing in horse chestnut tree in churchyard (John Kendrick)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 6 Linnet, 2 near Maersk container, 4 at Willows Farm (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 1 Yellowhammer, flew from garden wood towards Coursers Farm (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 1 Oystercatcher (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 90+ Swift, lots around all morning but huge numbers appeared over main pit following a shower (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 House Martin (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, male (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Reed Warbler (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.15 Sand Martin (Chris Ruis)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.5 Swallow (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Willow Warbler (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern, commuting back and forth between main pit and fishing lake (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Sedge Warbler (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.20 Ring-necked Parakeet, regular groups going through (Chris Ruis)

Wallington, 2 Corn Bunting, singing from overhead wires on road to Wallington from A505 (John Kendrick)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, seen from Church (John Kendrick)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Yellow Wagtail, flew across entrance road into field by car park 1 (Chris Ruis)

Wyddial, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Al Trollope)

Wyddial, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Al Trollope)

Fri 22 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Little Ringed Plover (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (Drew Lyness)

Codicote [TL204196] 2 Yellow Wagtail, Three Houses Lane (Alan Ford )

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

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Cuckoo, In flght (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 2 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 6+ House Martin (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL203088] 1 Willow Warbler (Steven Pearce)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 6+ Swift, feeding at main lake this afternoon (Tom Speller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Hobby, flew through main lake 3.25pm (Tom Speller)

Harpenden, 1 Red Kite, Hammonds End Lane (Clifford Smout)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2 Corn Bunting (Tim Gale)

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

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin [TL191285] 9 Swift, screaming over neighbourhood (Tony Gammage)

Redbournbury, 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard only (Clifford Smout)

Symondshyde Great Wood, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Chris Ruis)

Symondshyde Great Wood, 1 Willow Warbler (Chris Ruis)

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

Verulamium Park [TL140069] 10+ Pochard, female with nine ducklings swimming on the lake (Alison Debenham)

Wallington, 1 Hobby, flying over fields to the east of the village (Terry Brown)

Wallington, 6 House Martin, over the village church (Terry Brown)

Wallington, 1 Grey Wagtail, on the edge of the pool next to the church (Terry Brown)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, male at 8.30 (Keith Smith )

Thu 21 May 2020 Aston End, 1 Barn Owl, along the River Beane (Alan Ford)

Astonbury Wood nr Stevenage, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Ford)

Bayfordbury [TL313102] 2 Mandarin, males on lake (Graham Knight)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1+ Cuckoo, seen from from the causeway (Dale Ayres)

Cheshunt, 1 Cuckoo, heard and seen in fields off Bread and Cheese Lane (Ray Facer)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 2 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

Dellsome Bottom nr Hatfield [TL222062] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Steele)

Dellsome Bottom nr Hatfield, 1 Cuckoo, calling AM near cemetery but mobile (Andrew Steele)

East Hyde, 3 House Martin (Clifford Smout)

Harpenden, 4 Swift, over gardens (Francis and Janet Dowley)

Hertford [TL319120] 14 Swift, high over football club (Graham Knight)

Hertford [TL315123] 8 Swift (Jenny Rawson)

Hertford [TL317125] 10+ Swift (Jenny Rawson)

Hexton, 2 Willow Warbler (Jenny Rawson)

Ickleford Common [TL181325] 1 Cuckoo, seen and heard (Gerallt Morgan)

Ickleford Common [TL181325] 1 Kingfisher (Gerallt Morgan)

Ickleford Common [TL181325] 1 Swallow (Gerallt Morgan)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171104] 2 Swift (Craig Dunn )

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 5 Swift, Flying high over church (Craig Dunn )

Stevenage [TL256254] 11 Swift, over garden (Andy Day)

Stevenage, 1 Little Egret, over garden 8.40pm (Tom Speller)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL196053] 1 Cuckoo, male, flying and perching (Harry Whyte)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified) [TL194055] 2 Linnet, male and female (Harry Whyte)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, high over Garden Wood this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, Male with the hoarse voice still calling hopefully this evening! (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellowhammer, female in central hedge north of main pit this evening (Rupert Evershed)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, calling (seen also) (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Wallington, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, in churchyard. (Steve Clark)

Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Watton at Stone, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders. (Tony Barrett)

Welwyn Garden City [TL251144] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, call - Haldens area (David Wheatcroft)

White Hall Farm nr Stevenage, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Ford)

Wed 20 May 2020 Aldenham, 1 Peregrine Falcon, flying overhead 3:30 PM (Nathan Gibson)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 5 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Cuckoo, heard sabeys pool lake in rickmansworth near new travel lodge under construction (Steve carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 2 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Carter)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL150033] 1 Cuckoo, singing and in flight. 6.30 am

Hampermill Lake nr Watford [TQ095942] 1 Little Egret (J.Hewett)

Hampermill Lake nr Watford [TQ095942] c.6 Swift (J.Hewett)

Harpenden, 1 House Martin, first from house this year (Clifford Smout)

Harpenden, 1 Swift, first from house this year (Clifford Smout)

Hertford [TL325125] 2 House Martin (Jenny Rawson)

Hitchin [TL192296] 1 Red Kite, over the Oakfiedl Estate (Nigel Agar)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden, 2 Yellow Wagtail, at junction of Kinsbourne Green and Roundwood Lanes (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, at junction of Kinsbourne Green and Roundwood Lanes (Clifford Smout)

Kinsbourne Green nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer, near Faulkners End Farm (Clifford Smout)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3 Cuckoo, Mid morning (Richard Ness)

Redbourn Golf Course, 1 Yellowhammer, towards Verlam End (Clifford Smout)

Redbourn Golf Course, 1 Yellow Wagtail, In oilseed rape field east of Verlam End (Clifford Smout)

Royston [TL360410] 1 Swallow, garden. (David Hatton)

Royston [TL360410] 4 Swift, garden. (David Hatton)

Sandon [TL322345] 1+ Spotted Flycatcher, feeding around the church. I bird singing from the gable end of house next to church. (Pete Waldron)

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, singing on roof of house next to church yard (Steve Hughes)

Therfield Heath [TL334399] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, In Fox Covert Wood next to the golf course (Terry brown)

Wallington, 1 Cuckoo, audible from footpath through Wellington common at 0715 (Duncan Coates)

Wallington [TL292335] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, flycatching from tree over pond opposite church (Pete Waldron)

Wareside [TL395155] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Flying over village (Steve P. )

Welwyn Garden City [TL253138] 1 Grey Wagtail (David Wheatcroft)

Wood End nr Buntingford, 1 Cuckoo, calling at the rear of my garden at 7pm. (Mike Baverstock )

Tue 19 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Common Sandpiper (David Booth)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Cuckoo (David Booth)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 2 Little Ringed Plover (David Booth)

Baldock, 1 Yellow Wagtail, on manure heap on along road to Bygrave (Helen Lumley)

Bovingdon, 6 House Martin, 3 nests under eaves, Chiltern Aston Centre, Leyhill Road (David Denham)

Cheshunt, 1 Cuckoo, Heard again from Bread & Cheese lane around 10am (Ray Facer)

Great Wymondley, 2 Yellowhammer, male and female on telephone wire along path by Wymondley Wood. (Karen Wrigley)

Harpenden, 1 Swift, over garden (Francis and Janet Dowley)

Harpenden [TL126165] 1 Yellow Wagtail, - in field north of Cooters End Lane (Tim Hill)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL199081] 1 Cuckoo, male calling, also seen perching (Harry Whyte)

Hitchin [TL185288] 7 Swift, over Asda car park in the town centre (Callum Peel)

Panshanger Park, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve Chilton)

Potters Crouch nr St Albans, 1 Yellowhammer, male in hedgerow to south of Potter's Crouch

Redbournbury [TL123097] 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling, by Ver Valley path (Andy Bensted)

Redhill nr Wallington, 1 Cuckoo, singing from the north end of the village (Duncan Coates)

Sandon, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, in Sandon churchyard (Helen Lumley)

Stanstead Abbotts, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Jane Free )

Stevenage [TL252233] 5 Swift, over garden (kevin widgery)

Therfield nr Royston, 1 Corn Bunting, In hedgerow alongside Icknield Way south of Therfield (Steve Hughes)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Wigeon, f

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, one flying over high viewpoint towards horse paddock; bird calling from that area shortly after. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Oystercatcher

Waterford Marsh [TL313149] 4 Grey Wagtail, two adults feeding two juveniles (Andy Johnson)

Welwyn Garden City [TL254151] 2+ Swift, over (David Wheatcroft)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Keith Smith)

Mon 18 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6 Little Ringed Plover (Jane Free )

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Paul Gymer)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Paul Gymer)

Batchworth Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Egyptian Goose (Steve Carter)

Batford [TL151148] c.1 Little Egret, along river at Springs LNR (Mike Russell)

Batford [TL147150] c.2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Mike Russell)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 3+ Swift (G Hinton )

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Wood Duck, In bury gp south end (Steve Carter)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

East Hyde, 1 Kingfisher (Andy Bensted)

East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (Andy Bensted)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 2 Common Sandpiper, around Millennium Lake (Tom Speller)

Fir & Pond Woods nr Potters Bar, 2 Hobby, pair (Robert Callf)

Hitchin [TL198303] 4 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Jersey Farm (St Albans), 1 Hobby, flew north over garden 2:45pm (Dan Fletcher)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.8 Swift (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1+ Cetti's Warbler, may have been two, 1 past lock 41 and Other in far reedbed (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6+ Common Tern (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby, catching insects high up. (Graham Clark)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL066050] 1+ Swift (Axel Kirby)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL066050] 1 Red Kite (Axel Kirby)

Oakmere Park (Potters Bar), 1 Mandarin, male (Robert Callf)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, heard calling by river Oughton 10.00am (Tim Gale)

Panshanger Park, 1 Little Ringed Plover, on rapidly drying pool, on south side of park (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Cuckoo (Allan Meadows)

Puckeridge, 5 Red Kite, over village - gathering over area where I believe a household feeds them. (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge [TL391236] 2 Grey Partridge, male flushed from path, later joined second bird in adjacent grass meadow. (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 2 Swallow (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 Yellowhammer (Murray Orchard)

Stanstead Abbotts, 1 Hobby (Jane Free )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3+ Yellow Wagtail, flying around raft area and farm field 19:00 (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6+ Common Tern (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Yellow Wagtail, male. On north bank. (Graham Clark)

Stevenage [TL256254] 1 Peregrine Falcon, circling South of Stanley Road (Andy Day)

Tewin Water [TL254147] 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet (David Wheatcroft)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Ringed Plover (Graham Clark)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, flew over the causeway calling this afternoon (Jeff Bailey)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret, On main pit this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Sedge Warbler, Still singing loudly from scrape this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, Over Plantation Wood this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, Calling from ‘favourite’ tree by Cormorant trees this evening (Rupert Evershed)

Verulamium Park, 1 Wood Duck, female still present (Steve Shand)

Wareside [TL396156] 2 Cuckoo, heard calling this morning (phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP908133] 1+ Great Black-backed Gull (Axel Kirby)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Oystercatcher (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Swift (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Common Tern (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1+ Little Egret (G Hinton )

Sun 17 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 2 Cuckoo (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 2 Little Ringed Plover (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Hobby (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Common Sandpiper (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Barley [TL409379] 1 Hobby, hunting swallows (Hugo Rainey)

Borehamwood, 2 Swallow, high over house (Rex Dunwoody )

Box Wood nr Stevenage [TL270263] 1 Willow Warbler, Singing in tree tops near Boxbury farm (Andy Day)

Braughing, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, between Patients End and Rotten Row (paula moore)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Wood Duck, (Steve Carter)

Cheshunt, 1 Cuckoo, one heard again about 10.30am from fields north of Appleby Street (Ray Facer)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL215110] 1 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 4 House Martin (Steven Pearce)

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

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo (Drew Lyness)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Drew Lyness)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling at dusk. (Drew Lyness)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Andy Catchpole)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL147035] 1 Cuckoo, young woods near school (Alan Winn)

Goffs Oak [TL321045] 2 Swift (Andrew Banks)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL218107] 2 Yellowhammer, Two singing males, one by Green Lanes/Coopers Green Lane roundabout, and another along Green Lanes, halfway between roundabout and Hatfield Garden Village. (Steven Pearce)

Hemel Hempstead [TL039082] 1 Cuckoo, Heard calling from the direction of Spring Fields from Fennycroft road (Matt Moreton)

Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden [TL193235] 1 Cuckoo, female heard twice at 10.10am (Linda Denning)

Holwell nr Hitchin, 1 Yellowhammer (Rob stubbs)

Ickleford Common, 1 Cuckoo, great view again by river. (Tim Gale)

Lemsford, 1 Cuckoo, heard (Lyn Trevis)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Cuckoo (Sean Moore)

Much Hadham [TL430185] 1 Little Egret, flying along River Ash (Graham Knight)

Panshanger Park, 1 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Barnacle Goose, with Canada flock (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 2 Cuckoo (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 10+ Swift (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 3 Linnet, 2 male, 1 female (carrying nest material) (Allan Meadows)

Puckeridge, 1 Swallow (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Murray Orchard)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin [TL199297] c.1+ Cuckoo, Heard call from the nature reserve opposite house- have never heard this in 15 years of living at this address. (Kelly Monger)

Redbournbury, 6+ Yellow Wagtail, 1+ on wires Redbournbury Lane, 5 near mill. (David & Susan Lyons)

Redbournbury, 1 Little Egret (David & Susan Lyons)

Redbournbury, 1 Red Kite (David & Susan Lyons)

Redbournbury, 2 Grey Wagtail, near mill (David & Susan Lyons)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 2 House Martin, usual place near Pound Farm (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 2 Swift (Craig Dunn)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Cuckoo, over this afternoon. (John Pritchard)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP918132] 1 Common Sandpiper (Sean Moore)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Little Ringed Plover (Sean Moore)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 10+ Swallow, all around the site (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 7+ Sand Martin, all around the site (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 8+ House Martin, mostly over Willows but some around main pit (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 4+ Oystercatcher, a second pair and possibly a 5th bird present (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, near Maersk container (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 singing in scrubby area near model railway, 1 in scrub behind reedbed (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 20+ Swift (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6 Reed Warbler (Chris Ruis)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Common Tern (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 37+ Ring-necked Parakeet, birds flying south all morning in groups of 3-4 (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Peregrine Falcon, near Coursers Road (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, male calling and flying around main pit area (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Sedge Warbler, scrape lagoon (Rupert Evershed)

Ware [TL372139] 1 Little Owl, buildings off Widbury Hill (Tom Speller)

Wareside [TL396156] 3 Yellowhammer, hedgerows singing (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Wareside [TL396156] 1 Cuckoo, Heard Calling all day (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon (David Denham)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Cuckoo, heard singing just after midnight. (Drew Lyness)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 8+ Linnet (Chris Ruis)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 2 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Yellow Wagtail, male near Jetty (Sean Moore)

Sat 16 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 6+ Hobby, hawking over the lake mid-afternoon. (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Cuckoo (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Ringed Plover, on scrapes mid-afternoon. (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Hughes)

Burnham Green nr Welwyn [TL260165] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, White Horse Lane (David Booth)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 1 Mandarin, drake in SE corner (Stephen Younger)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 2 Red-crested Pochard, two drakes (Stephen Younger)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL137102] 2+ Raven (Bill Free)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL139104] 1 Barn Owl, perched on gate post and flying over field at 07.00 (Bill Free)

East Hyde, 3 Swift, First very local birds of year. (Clifford Smout)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Hobby, over reedbed at dusk. (Drew Lyness)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo, near red and white gate. (Drew Lyness)

Harpenden [TL141143] 1 Hobby, flying over the garden 7:20am (Robin Hilton)

Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden [TL188239] 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Tom Speller)

Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden [TL195238] 1 Marsh Tit (Tom Speller)

Holwell nr Hitchin, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Rob Stubbs)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Cetti's Warbler, near lock 41 in scrub. 20:00 (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Cuckoo (Ian Bennell)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin, pair (Ian Bennell)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Common Sandpiper (Ian Bennell)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby (Terry Lewis)

Panshanger Park, 1 Hobby, flying above the Broadwater. (Christine Von Hagen)

Puckeridge, 3 Red Kite, over village (Murray Orchard)

Redhill nr Wallington, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, singing at the South end of the village (Duncan Coates)

Royston [TL360410] 1 Common Tern, flew N over garden (David Hatton)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 1 Red Kite (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 6 Swallow (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 4 Swift (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 2 House Martin, usual place near to Pound Farm (Craig Dunn)

St Albans [TL182085] 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL195087] 3 Willow Warbler (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL196090] 1 Sedge Warbler, In small reed bed (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 2 Yellow Wagtail, TL185086 and TL192090 (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL194087] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL188085] 2 Red Kite (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL195086] 2 Cuckoo, singing males (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL188085] 7 House Martin (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL188085] 8 Swift (Chris Ruis)

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

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Yellow Wagtail, males (Ian Bennell)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Oystercatcher, flew over (Ian Bennell)

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

Stocker's Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, 6 Reed Warbler (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Willow Warbler (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Red-crested Pochard, male (Steve Carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)

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

Symondshyde Great Wood, 1 Willow Warbler (Chris Ruis)

Symondshyde Great Wood, 1+ Spotted Flycatcher, In ideal habitat (Chris Ruis)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper, 19:30 (G Hinton )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover, on mud (Ian Bennell)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Willow Warbler, seen singing near model railway/mound (Clifford Smout)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Cuckoo, seen singing near model railway/mound (Clifford Smout)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 1 Cuckoo (J Bird)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 2 Oystercatcher (J Bird)

Walkern [TL295259] 1+ Corn Bunting, heard (Al Trollope)

Walkern [TL292265] 1 Grey Wagtail, ford over River Beane by church (Callum Peel)

Walkern [TL293260] 1 Corn Bunting, farmland east of River Beane (Callum Peel)

Walkern [TL287257] 3 Swift (Callum Peel)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA(also 2 swifts over) (David Denham)

Weston Park [TL254287] 2 Yellowhammer (Frances Hurst)

Weston Park [TL260292] 1 Little Owl (Frances Hurst)

Weston Park [TL259296] 1 Swift (Frances Hurst)

Wheathampstead [TL177141] 1 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Wheathampstead [TL189142] c.3+ Reed Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Yellow Wagtail, male by jetty (Ian Bennell)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Singing bird north of car park (Ian Bennell)

Fri 15 May 2020 Aston End [TL274242] 3 Swift (Kevin Widgery)

Cheshunt, 1 Cuckoo, heard calling from Gammon Lane 10.30am (Ray Facer)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL209108] 2 Yellowhammer, singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP [TL209109] 15+ Sand Martin, feeding over new workings near mound. (Steven Pearce)

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

East Hyde [TL132170] 1 Wheatear, In horse paddock (Andy Bensted)

East Hyde, 1+ Little Egret, from bridge and at mill. (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Mandarin, from bridge (David Lyons)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253249] 1 Little Egret, Balancing Pond (Ann Wan)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 15 Red Kite, in freshly mown grass pasture east of Noahs Ark. (Andy Catchpole)

Great Wymondley [TL215283] 1 Swallow, meadow beside church (Callum Peel)

Hitchin [TL207293] 1 Cuckoo, male calling 11.30am.Purwell Ninesprings. (Karen Wrigley)

Hitchin, 1 Hobby, seen from garden (Rob Stubbs)

Ickleford Common, 1 Cuckoo, early evening, calling, displaying. (Tim Gale)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage [TL215277] 2 Swallow, over field opposite Wymondley Hall Farm (Callum Peel)

Little Wymondley nr Stevenage [TL216276] c.15 House Martin, Wymondley Hall Farm (Callum Peel)

Maple Cross, 7 Swift (Steve Carter )

Maple Cross, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, over garden (Steve Carter )

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ064939] 6 House Martin (Anna Marett)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL070045] 1+ Little Egret (Axel Kirby)

Newgate Wood nr Hunsdon [TL398135] 1 Cuckoo (Phil Blatcher)

Panshanger Park [TL296126] 1+ Cuckoo, heard (Ian Cunningham)

Panshanger Park [TL294124] 1 Little Owl (Ian Cunningham)

Puckeridge, 2 Swallow, hunting over donkey paddock (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge [TL390234] 2 Grey Partridge, flushed from patchy growing cereal field, landed quickly and in view (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 Little Egret, flying along Rib (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 25 House Martin, Flock over Rib valley N of village (Murray Orchard)

St Albans, 1 Cuckoo, heard from home at 10am at short range, likely in Clarence Park (Chris Ruis)

Stanstead Abbotts [TL390117] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Phil Blatcher)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Clifford Smout)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail (Clifford Smout)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper (Nigel Webber)

Stevenage [TL252233] 4 Swift, over garden (Kevin Widgery)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL202111] 2+ Yellowhammer, singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 4 Linnet, two pairs. (Steven Pearce)

Tewin Water [TL251147] 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet (David Wheatcroft)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Ringed Plover (Clifford Smout)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Greenshank, 7.20-7.45 at least (Clifford Smout)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 2 Oystercatcher (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.15 Sand Martin (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, c.15 Swift (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195057] 1 Willow Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Hobby, near causeway (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Cuckoo (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 5 Reed Warbler (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 2 Common Tern, briefly (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, near horse paddocks (Rupert Evershed)

Wallington [TL286339] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)

Wallington, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, by the church (Jonathan Nasir)

Wallington, 6 House Martin (Jonathan Nasir)

Willian nr Letchworth, 1 Redwing, Roxley Manor, Roxley Court. (Ross Facer)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ032932] 1 Little Owl, sitting on rubbish tip at side of footpath (Roger Harbird)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Willow Warbler, at side of woods at top of hill (Roger Harbird)

Thu 14 May 2020 Bramfield village [TL296146] 2 Yellow Wagtail, (Malcolm Wandrag)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL137102] 4 Raven (Bill Free)

Cromer Hyde nr Lemsford, 15+ Red Kite, following plough with Buzzards (Barry Trevis)

East Hyde, 6 Swift (Janet and Francis Dowley)

East Hyde, 2 House Martin (Janet and Francis Dowley)

East Hyde, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Janet and Francis Dowley)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo, singing males (Chris Ruis)

Hartham (Hertford) [TL329133] c.10 Swift, swooping low and fast enjoying picking off the mayflies in the river (Louise Turner )

Hartham (Hertford) [TL329133] 2 Common Tern, 2 common terns feeding off mayflies coming out of the river, along with Black-headed gulls and swifts. (Louise Turner )

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180112] 6 House Martin (Craig Dunn )

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL177113] 1 Meadow Pipit (Craig Dunn )

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180112] 20+ Swift (Craig Dunn )

Heartwood Forest - Round Wood, 1 Cuckoo (Robin Hilton)

Langley nr Stevenage [TL215234] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Ford)

Latchford nr Standon [TL394206] 2 Raven, circling with 2 Red Kite (Timothy Frost)

Lilley [TL121266] 5+ Swallow, over horse fields by Lilley (Callum Peel)

Oxhey, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders in garden, Oxhey Village. (Geoff Young)

Panshanger Park [TL292125] 70+ Swift, feeding over Riverside lake at dusk (Jenny Rawson)

Panshanger Park [TL301125] 1 Cuckoo (Jenny Rawson)

Panshanger Park, 1 Little Owl (Jenny Rawson)

Potters Bar [TL243018] 6 Swift (Ricky Flesher)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, seen and heard at the nature reserve at 7.30 am (Peter Chapman)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] c.2 House Martin, near to entrance of Pound Farm (Craig Dunn )

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] c.6 Swallow, Pound farm (Craig Dunn )

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Yellowhammer, from garden, seen on wires at Hogg End Lane. (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Sedge Warbler, on top of scrub at Bow Bridge singing. (John Pritchard)

St Albans [TL194086] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL182092] 2 Yellowhammer (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL196090] 1 Reed Warbler, singing in small reed bed (Chris Ruis)

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

Stocker's Lake, c.15 Swallow (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve carter )

Stocker's Lake, 30 Swift (Steve Carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, c.12 House Martin (Steve Carter)

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

Verulamium Park [TL140068] 1 Wood Duck, female back again at just past 5am moved onto Ver (Steve Shand)

Ware, 11 Red Kite, over West Mill tip, seen from A10 (Murray Orchard)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Welwyn Garden City [TL238136] 1 Red Kite, flying low over gardens off Digswell Road (Huw Lewis)

Welwyn Garden City [TL239135] 1 Little Egret, flying low over Blakemere Road (Huw Lewis)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Green Sandpiper (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.400 Swift, this evening (Jim Hudson)

Wed 13 May 2020 Brocket Park, 2 Grey Wagtail

Brocket Park, 1 Egyptian Goose

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL137102] 2 Raven (Bill Free)

Cold Christmas nr Ware [TL376169] 1 Kingfisher, seen on the River Rib (Andy Catchpole)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Sandpiper, millennium lake until 7am at least (Tom Speller)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 2 Yellow Wagtail, a pair seen in Barley Field south of Noahs Ark (Andy Catchpole)

Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, 1 Little Egret (Alan Ford)

Harpenden [TL147145] 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders (Robin Pearson)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 1 Cuckoo, calling at 10.15 (Ted Bell)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton )

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 2+ Willow Warbler, singing (Helen Lumley)

Oxshott Hill nr Benington [TL287221] 2 Grey Partridge (Alan Ford)

Puckeridge, 2 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Cuckoo (Jenny Rawson)

St Albans [TL182092] 4 Yellowhammer (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL185087] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL196090] 1 Cetti's Warbler, heard in small reedbed (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL196090] 2 Linnet (Chris Ruis)

St Albans [TL196090] 2 Cuckoo, heard at the same time, one coming from Ellenbrook area, the other from the west side of Coopers Green Lane (Chris Ruis)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 40+ Sand Martin (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 100+ Swift (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ Swallow (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Tewin Water [TL247149] 1 Grey Wagtail, by Mimram bridge (David Wheatcroft)

Thorley Wash nr Bishop's Stortford [TL489182] 2 Cuckoo, males (Jenny Rawson)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] 1 Hobby, over lake at 11:20 (Simon Buckingham)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] 1 Cuckoo, flew north at 06:15 (Simon Buckingham)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, c.30 Sand Martin (Steve Carter)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 1 Goldeneye, female (Steve Carter)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, c.50 House Martin (Steve Carter)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 6 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 50 Swallow (Steve Carter)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, c.70 Swift (Steve Carter)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Carter)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Common Sandpiper, (Graham Clark)

Tue 12 May 2020 Bengeo (Hertford) [TL318134] 1 Cuckoo, calling at 10:00am (Judith Knott)

Braughing, 4 Swift, over Friars Road (Steve Hughes)

Brocket Park, 3 Egyptian Goose, pair with 4 goslings (Helen Lumley)

Broxbourne [TL371067] 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing next to railway in Mill Meadow (Paul Gymer)

Broxbourne [TL371066] 8+ Reed Warbler, singing in Mill Meadow, plus three more in Silvermeade (Paul Gymer)

Coleman Green nr Wheathampstead, 1 Cuckoo, calling (P Carruthers )

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Linnet (Clifford Smout)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Mandarin, male back near farm (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Yellow Wagtail, near farm (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

Gobions Wood nr Brookmans Park, 1 Cuckoo (Andrew Miller)

Great Offley [TL148284] 2 Swallow (Callum Peel)

Great Offley [TL141279] 3 Red Kite, near Little Offley (Callum Peel)

Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden [TL193229] 1 Cuckoo, male calling 5pm moving along Hitch Wood (Linda Denning)

Puckeridge, 2 Swallow, flying N (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 Swift (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 House Martin (Murray Orchard)

Redbournbury, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, including 2 pairs (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 3+ Yellowhammer, along Beesonend Lane (John Pritchard)

Ridge [TL211001] 1 Peregrine Falcon, high over Summerswood Lane (Andy Day)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 6 Swallow (Craig Dunn )

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 2 Swift (Craig Dunn )

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3 Little Egret, over garden flying north. (John Pritchard)

St Albans [TL186069] 6 Red Kite (Harry Whyte)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 15+ Swift, feeding over sailing lake. (Drew Lyness)

Stanborough Reedmarsh, 3 Sedge Warbler (Drew Lyness)

Stanborough Reedmarsh, 2 Reed Warbler (Drew Lyness)

Stocker's Farm, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Graham Clark)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Oystercatcher (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Cetti's Warbler, (Steve Carter)

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

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Kingfisher (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern, pair preening on bank (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, by horse paddocks but flew off high (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair in bean field (Rupert Evershed)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon (David Denham)

Welwyn [TL225158] 1 Cuckoo (William Bishop)

Welwyn Garden City [TL253138] 2 Grey Wagtail, Blackfan Lagoon. Very active - in song/calling (David Wheatcroft)

Wheathampstead [TL192140] 1 Cuckoo, calling from top of dead tree near river Lea (Helen Lumley)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Little Owl, In old orchard (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male (Steve Carter)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Swift (Steve Carter)

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

Mon 11 May 2020 Bozen Green nr Braughing, 2 Swift, heading north into wind (Steve Hughes)

Braughing, 1 Yellow Wagtail, In Horse paddock opposite Quinbury farm house (Steve Hughes)

Dellsome Bottom nr Hatfield [TL223062] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, just east of cemetery. (Steven Pearce)

East Hyde [TL130172] c.1 Little Egret (Mike Russell)

East Hyde [TL130172] c.5 Swift (Mike russell)

Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin [TL184275] 1 Willow Warbler, 200m from Maydencroft Lane (Phil Barron)

Graveley nr Stevenage [TL234279] 1 Swift (Callum Peel)

Graveley nr Stevenage [TL237282] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, along footpath from Weston to Graveley (Callum Peel)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL165107] 2 Little Owl (Craig Dunn )

Lynsters Lake nr Maple Cross, 2 Swift (Steve Carter)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.20+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Yellow Wagtail, by hide at 19:15 with at least 5 pied (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3+ Sand Martin (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.45+ Swallow (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail, near canal path (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Swift (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 7+ Common Tern (G Hinton )

Oxhey [TQ110943] 2 Stock Dove, In my Oxhey Hall gdn (Joan Thompson )

Raffin Green nr Datchworth, 1 Cuckoo, calling (Trevor Chapman)

Redbournbury, 1 Cetti's Warbler, calling by veolia water treatment. (George Moreton)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 2 Swift, over St Leonards Church (Craig Dunn )

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL170105] 6 Swallow, 3 pairs in horse barn (Craig Dunn )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.100+ Swallow (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.25 House Martin (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.3 Common Tern (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.3+ Swift (G Hinton )

Stocker's Farm, c.4 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Oystercatcher, mobbing carrion crow possibly nest predation on island where seen (Steve Carter)

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

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] 2 Hobby, Over lake at 09:05 (simon buckingham)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] c.50 House Martin, Over lake at 06:00 (Simon Buckingham)

Wareside [TL395156] 2 Red Kite, circling around the garden (Lorraine MacMurdie)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (David Denham)

Weston [TL252297] 1 Corn Bunting (Callum Peel)

Weston [TL253296] 1 Yellowhammer, male calling (Callum Peel)

Sun 10 May 2020 Ashwell [TL268398] 3+ House Martin, first seen in village (R Holdsworth)

Braughing, 1 Cuckoo, calling along Bone. 1st one in many years (Paula Moore)

Brickendon [TL344087] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Phil Blatcher)

Brocket Park, 3 Mandarin, including two drakes. (Drew Lyness)

Cassiobury Park [TQ088975] 1 Cetti's Warbler (C Luckhurst)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Yellowhammer, both singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

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

Essendon [TL270082] 1 Cuckoo (Jenny Rawson)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL214100] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, on rough ground bordering west side of Hatfield Garden Village. (Steven Pearce)

Hatfield Garden Village [TL214100] 1 Linnet, On rough ground bordering west side of Hatfield Garden Village. (Steven Pearce)

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 singing for the last few days at Halsey field (Matt Moreton)

Hemel Hempstead, 185+ Stock Dove, Feeding in recently sown field behind Fennycroft Road, part of Boxted Farm. (Matt Moreton)

Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, singing from neighbours garden (Joe Wigmore)

Hitchin [TL203303] 1 Cuckoo, calling nearby early, about 5.30am (Karen Wrigley)

Panshanger Park [TL285128] 1 Kingfisher (Andy Haig)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Cuckoo, calling near garden before 6.00am (John Pritchard)

St Albans, 3 Little Egret, flew west over garden about 5.30am (Rupert Evershed)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 50+ Swallow (Drew Lyness)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, c.20 Sand Martin (Drew Lyness)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, c.30 House Martin (Drew Lyness)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, pair with one bird on nest (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Kingfisher (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellow Wagtail, fields north of main pit (Rupert Evershed)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake [TL186046] 3+ Yellow Wagtail, including pair carrying food in field adjacent to lake (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Rupert Evershed)

Verulamium Park, 1 Wood Duck, female, sleeping in the morning sun Abbey side of lake

Verulamium Park, 1 Grey Wagtail

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL191041] 1+ Yellow Wagtail, in fields by car park (Rupert Evershed)

Sat 9 May 2020 Albury Hall nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Cuckoo, heard calling on Albury Hall Estate woods (Steve Hughes)

Baldock, 1 Wheatear, male on the airfield (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock, 1 Hobby, flew over the town at 1230. (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock [TL254347] 1 Yellow Wagtail, Male. on dung heap on right half way to Bygrave. (Rick Pettengell)

Braughing, 1 Yellow Wagtail, top of Pentlow's hill (paula moore)

Braughing, 2 Yellow Wagtail, on Friars Rd (Steve Hughes)

Braughing, 1 Corn Bunting, singing in hedgerow on Friars Rd (Steve Hughes)

Cassiobury Park [TQ087980] 1 Kingfisher (Nick Harris)

Cassiobury Park [TQ087979] 3 Grey Wagtail, two adults seen feeding a fledgling. (Nick Harris)

Cassiobury Park [TQ090970] 1 Swift (Nick Harris)

Cassiobury Park [TQ090970] 1 Mandarin, one male bird seen. (Nick Harris)

Datchworth [TL270185] 1 Cuckoo, heard calling several times in the Datchworth area (Matt Livesey)

East Hyde, 6 House Martin (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL130172] c.1 Swallow (Mike Russell)

East Hyde [TL130172] c.1 Yellow Wagtail (Mike Russell)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, c.200 Ring-necked Parakeet, out of roost at the university ponds. (Drew Lyness)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 6+ Lesser Whitethroat (Drew Lyness)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cetti's Warbler, in reedbed by red and white gate. (Drew Lyness)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cuckoo (J Bird)

Flamstead village [TL079144] 10+ Swift (David McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL079144] 4+ House Martin (David McGrath)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL147033] 1 Cuckoo (Kate Barrow)

Harpenden, 3 Red Kite, together; from house (Clifford Smout)

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Reed Warbler, well what a surprise the bird had flown in to our patio doors with a thud it just sat there on the patio for about fifteen minutes looking very poorly then suddenly came to life and flew of down the garden amazing (Jeff Bailey)

Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden [TL193235] 1 Cuckoo, heard off and on all morning (Linda Denning)

Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, heard calling, 7.20am (Rob Stubbs)

Hyde Mill Farm nr Harpenden [TL131169] 1 Little Owl, near old barn (Allan Cutts)

Jersey Farm (St Albans), 1 Peregrine Falcon, soaring over Jersey Farm Woodland Park, (Anthony Townsend)

Kimpton, 1 Cuckoo, heard calling at 7am (Terry Edwards )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Tern (G Hinton)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 House Martin, 19:00 (G Hinton)

Panshanger Park, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 5 Lapwing, incl. pair with 3 young feeding well (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Little Egret (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 2 Cuckoo (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Little Ringed Plover, one flushed from pool edge vegetation by jackdaws (Allan Meadows)

Purwell Ninesprings nr Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, seen and heard from the boardwalk on the reserve at around 7.30 am (Peter Chapman)

Redbourn [TL112109] 1+ Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Steele)

Redbourn, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, one at TL 10971 10140 and one at TL 10818 11587 (Andrew Steele)

Shenley [TL195011] 1 Wheatear (Clare Byrne)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL199269] 1 Cuckoo (Michael Hooper )

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Jane Free)

Stapleford, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Stonyhills (Jenny Rawson)

Stapleford, 1 Cuckoo, Stonyhills (Jenny Rawson)

Stapleford, 4 Yellowhammer, Stonyhills (Jenny Rawson)

Stapleford, 1 Willow Warbler, Stonyhills (Jenny Rawson)

Stapleford, 6 Linnet, Stonyhills (Jenny Rawson)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Swallow, near startops farm (G Hinton)

Stevenage [TL252233] 3 Swift, low over the garden (Kevin Widgery)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 1+ Hobby (Roger Harbird)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

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

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

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

Therfield Heath [TL345403] 2 Spotted Flycatcher, in regular area on SSSI. (David Hatton)

Thorley nr Bishop's Stortford, c.8 Starling, 2 separate nests with young heard in both (Ron Cousins)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Ringed Plover (G Hinton)

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2+ Common Tern (G Hinton)

Verulamium Park [TL142068] 1 Wood Duck (Alison Debenham)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon (David Denham)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (DavidDenham)

Watford [TQ099950] c.6 Swift (Erica Morgan)

Watton at Stone, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 2 Little Egret, flying low over garden (Tony Barrett)

Wheathampstead, 6 Red Kite (Trevor Chapman)

Willian nr Letchworth, 1 Barn Owl, dead in fields between Willian and Great Wymondley. (Ross Facer)

Wormley [TL342066] 1 Cuckoo (Phil Blatcher)

Fri 8 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Peregrine Falcon, flying around being chased by gulls (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Yellow Wagtail, on nearest island (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 2 Little Ringed Plover, on nearest island (Phil & Oliver MacMurdie)

Baldock [TL263330] 2 Grey Partridge, in fields off Warren Lane (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock, 1 Reed Warbler, briefly in song at Weston Hills Nature Reserve (Terry Brown)

Baldock, 3 Yellow Wagtail, male and female on the dung heap and a female on the model airplane field (Terry Brown)

Bishop's Stortford [TL487216] 6 Swift, over Northgate End. (Richard Melarange)

Braughing, 6 Swift, first of the season (Paula Moore)

Cole Green Tip [TL271114] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Andy Haig)

Cole Green Tip [TL260104] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Andy Haig)

Cole Green Tip [TL264117] 1 Cuckoo, near Mitchells yard (Andy Haig)

Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP [TL194097] 5 Mandarin (Andrew Miller)

Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP [TL195094] 1 Little Egret (Andrew Miller)

Coopers Green GPs - Beech Farm GP [TL195094] 4 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Miller)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellow Wagtail, female in field - flew off south (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde [TL125173] 1 Cetti's Warbler, on reserve (Darin Stanley)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cuckoo (Andrew Miller)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Sandpiper, on main lake 05.30 (Simon Crockford )

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Tern, main lake 05.30 (Simon Crockford )

Hitchin [TL203303] 3 Swift, flying over garden. (Karen Wrigley)

Hitchin [TL203288] 5 Swift, over garden (Peter Chapman)

Ickleford [TL185315] c.3 Reed Warbler (Peter Chapman)

Ickleford [TL185315] 2 Cuckoo (Peter Chapman)

Jersey Farm (St Albans), 4 Swift, over garden late afternoon (Dan Fletcher)

Knebworth, 1 Cuckoo, opposite Swangleys farm (Simon Crockford )

Langleybury nr Watford [TL070007] 1 Swallow (Nick Harris)

Langleybury nr Watford [TL069007] 1 Raven, was being chased by a crow. (Nick Harris)

Maple Cross, 6 Swift, over garden while drinking pimms (Steve carter)

North Watford, 3 Red Kite (Nathan Gibson)

Peters Green nr Harpenden, 2 Raven, circling over garden then headed south (N Bristow)

Puckeridge, 2 Red Kite (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge [TL391233] 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing males in bushes N of village (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 1 Hobby, first of year overhead N of village (Murray Orchard)

Sandon, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, on the church weather vane at 0830 (Duncan Coates)

Sandon [TL322345] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, at Sandon Church (Mike Ilett)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 2 Swift, over St Leonards Church (Craig Dunn)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL171105] 7 House Martin, flying in and around St Leonards Church (Craig Dunn)

St Albans, 2 Peregrine Falcon, Soaring over garden, size difference suggests 1 male and 1 female (Chris Ruis)

St Albans, 11+ Swift, over garden (Chris Ruis)

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

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

Stocker's Farm, 1 Ringed Plover, on flooded field (Ian Bryant)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Steve carter)

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

Tewin [TL268153] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth)

Tewin [TL268153] 6 House Martin, over new houses at Seven Acres, one prospecting possible nest site (David Booth)

Tewin [TL265156] 1 Cuckoo, Female giving bubbling call by path to Burnham Green (David Booth)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Walkern [TL283245] 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Ford)

Wallington [TL293335] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male (Jonathan Nasir)

Waterend nr Wheathampstead [TL195137] 1 Cuckoo, calling from Gray’s wood at 6:45am (Robin Hilton)

Watton at Stone [TL315181] 2 Egyptian Goose (Nigel Denison)

Watton at Stone, 1 Cuckoo, heard only (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 4 Swift, over garden (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, on feeders (Tony Barrett)

Watton at Stone, 2 Red Kite, over garden (Tony Barrett)

Welham Green [TL232056] 1 Cuckoo, calling from the centre of the village. First I’ve heard in the village in 27 years listening ! (Andrew Miller)

Welwyn Garden City [TL240136] 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Thu 7 May 2020 Albury nr Bishop's Stortford, 1 Cuckoo, calling from wood (Paula moore)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 2 Cuckoo, two birds heard, one seen at 09.15, flew close to main view point. (Andy Catchpole)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Little Ringed Plover (Andy Catchpole)

Aston End [TL282246] 1 Little Owl (Phil Bishop)

Aston End [TL282242] 1 Barn Owl, hunting along river at 0950 (Phil Bishop)

Baldock [TL260334] 2 Yellow Wagtail, on airfield (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock [TL261333] 1 Wheatear, male 'Greenland' on airfield (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock [TL245335] 1 Hobby (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock [TL254333] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock [TL245343] 7+ Common Buzzard, Brilliant circling quite high up, drifting westerly. 11.05 hrs (Rick Pettengell)

Baldock [TL247335] c.15 Swift, high above Baldock High Street (Terry brown)

Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath [TL341098] 2 Cuckoo, males calling at south of wood (Jenny Rawson)

Bernards Heath (St Albans), 3+ Swift (Andrew Steele)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL043062] 12+ Swift (Gary Hinton)

Braughing, 1 Willow Warbler, cockhampstead (Paula moore)

Burnham Green nr Welwyn [TL260165] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth)

Burnham Green nr Welwyn [TL260165] 1 Yellowhammer (David Booth)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 25 Ring-necked Parakeet, about 25 over at 8pm during NHS clap (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

East End Green, 2 Cuckoo (Oliver Marshall)

East End Green, 3+ Reed Warbler (Oliver Marshall)

East End Green, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Oliver Marshall)

East End Green, 1 Little Owl (Oliver Marshall)

Furneux Pelham [TL436273] 1 Swallow, resting on overhead cables. (Richard Melarange)

Hitchin [TL193303] 4+ Swift (Joe Wigmore)

Hitchin [TL201300] 1 Cuckoo, heard from garden (Joe Wigmore)

Hitchin, 1 Cuckoo, Heard from garden in the evening. (Karen Wrigley)

Maple Cross, 2 Swift (Steve carter)

Maple Cross, 1 Hobby, over garden (Steve Carter)

Markyate, 4 Swift (Derek Girvan)

Norton Green nr Stevenage [TL224238] 2 Grey Partridge (Matt Livesey)

Salisbury Hall nr London Colney, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, In oilseed rape fields behind aircraft museum (Rupert Evershed)

Salisbury Hall nr London Colney [TL197018] 3 Wheatear, on microlight launch area at top of hill (Rupert Evershed)

Salisbury Hall nr London Colney, 1 Whinchat, female in oilseed rape fields behind aircraft museum (Rupert Evershed)

Salisbury Hall nr London Colney, 2+ Meadow Pipit, at least one pair displaying in oilseed rape fields behind aircraft museum (Rupert Evershed)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL174106] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, at entrance to the Orchard, feeding on insects, flew off towards the OAP home (Craig Dunn)

Standon [TL396224] 6 House Martin (Murray Orchard)

Stevenage [TL252233] 1 Hobby, over the garden for a few minutes this afternoon (kevin widgery)

Stocker's Farm, 3 Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Ringed Plover, flew towards Harefield over farm (Steve Carter)

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans, 1 Cuckoo, calling in Titnol’s wood at 11:45am (Robin Hilton)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Cuckoo, Calling at 9.00am (Richard Coombes)

Water End nr Brookmans Park [TL228044] 2 Grey Wagtail, a pair under the bridge of the Colne River feeder from the Water End high water overflow of the Mimmshall Brook. (T.Wood)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (David Denham )

Watton at Stone [TL301198] 1 Willow Warbler, one singing on the Lammas . (Nigel Denison)

Watton at Stone [TL302217] 1 Cuckoo, calling off High Elms Lane (Nigel Denison)

Watton at Stone [TL302192] 4+ Swift, first group back in the village . (Nigel Denison)

Welwyn Garden City [TL241137] 2 Swift, first of year over our garden (Aaron Clements-Partridge)

Wheathampstead [TL184147] 1 Hobby (Robin Hilton)

Wed 6 May 2020 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified), 1 Cuckoo (Jane Free)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL378128] 1 Cuckoo, calling at 11am (Mike West)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 2 Common Tern (Mike West)

Amwell NR - Hollycross Lake, 8 Swift, In air above lake and river (Mike West)

Baldock [TL245335] 2 Peregrine Falcon (Jonathan Nasir)

Baldock [TL247335] 6 Swift, high above the High Street (Terry Brown)

Batford, 1 Swallow, Coldharbour Lane allotments, first of the year (Alan Jackson)

Batlers Green nr Radlett [TQ163976] 1 Cuckoo, singing continually. (Josh Kalms)

Batlers Green nr Radlett [TQ157986] 1 Hobby, calling then seen from garden. (Josh Kalms)

Bengeo (Hertford) [TL318134] 1 Cuckoo, calling at 9:15am (Simon Knott)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead, 9+ Swift, back in the village areas (Gary Hinton )

Chiswell Green nr St Albans [TL133036] 3 Lesser Whitethroat, one male singing. (Richard Geary)

Croxley Common Moor, 3 Reed Warbler (David Pond)

East Hyde, 1 Little Egret (David Lyons)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, c.6 Willow Warbler, (Ian Bryant)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cuckoo, in flight doing its bubbing call near red and white gate (Ian Bryant)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 12 Swift, hawking for insects in the barley field fronting my house. (Andy Catchpole)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 1 Yellow Wagtail, in crops north of Noahs Ark. (Andy Catchpole)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL144026] 1 Cuckoo (Alan Winn)

Hemel Hempstead, 2 Swift, Chaulden. (Peter Griffin)

Hertford [TL324120] 1 Cuckoo, seen and heard.

Hitchin, 4 Swift, over garden (Rob Stubbs)

King's Meads nr Hertford, c.6 Sedge Warbler (Stuart Cossey)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Reed Warbler (Stuart Cossey)

Letty Green, 1 Cuckoo (Oliver Marshall)

Maple Cross, 4 Swift, over house (Steve Carter)

Maple Cross, c.10 Hobby, hunting over maple lodge (Steve carter)

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 3 Swift

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 1 Cuckoo

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 3 House Martin

Northchurch nr Berkhamsted, 1 Raven

Norton Green nr Stevenage [TL215237] 1 Corn Bunting (Tom Speller)

Norton Green nr Stevenage [TL216234] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Tom Speller)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Hobby, over NR late afternoon (Rob Stubbs)

Oxhey, 2 Swift, circling over Oxhey Village/Watford. (Geoff Young)

Panshanger Park, 2 Cuckoo (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Mandarin, male over Broadwater (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Sedge Warbler (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 6+ Swift (Allan Meadows)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellow Wagtail, on wires, Redbournbury Lane (David Lyons)

Ridge [TL202006] 1 Cuckoo, on footpath between Ridge and Shenley (T Wood)

Shenley [TL195011] 1 Cuckoo, heard only (Clare Byrne)

St Albans, 1 Yellow Wagtail, flying over garden (Rupert Evershed)

Stanstead Abbotts Lakes (N or S not specified) [TL388111] 1 Red-crested Pochard (Ian Norris)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Egret (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Linnet (Steve Carter)

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

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

Stocker's Lake, 4 Common Tern (Steve Carter)

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

Tewinbury Reserve, 2 Cuckoo, two calling around reserve area (Allan Meadows)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Hobby (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Rupert Evershed)

Warrengate Farm nr Welwyn Garden City, 2 Grey Wagtail, on Mimram (Steve Chilton)

Watford [TQ110970] 8 Swift, 8 Swifts circling and calling over Grosvenor & Gladstone Roads. (Martin Searle)

Watton at Stone [TL295206] 1 Swift, over my garden at Blue Hill (Nigel Denison)

Watton at Stone [TL295206] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing in hedgerow. (Nigel Denison)

Welham Green, 1 Cuckoo, this is the first for c10 years.

Welwyn Garden City, c.100 Swift, swirling in the skies over Parkway. (Drew Lyness)

Wheathampstead, 3 Swift (Trevor Chapman)

Tue 5 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Hobby (Oliver Marshall)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Oliver Marshall)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.40 Swift (Stuart Fox)

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

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

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

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Stuart Fox)

Archer's Green nr Tewin, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair on Mimram (Allan Meadows)

Bengeo (Hertford) [TL318134] 1 Cuckoo, Calling at 5:30pm (Simon Knott)

Braughing, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male along B1368 SW of village (Murray Orchard)

Buntingford, 1 Little Egret, a first for our garden (Al Trollope )

Buntingford, 10+ Swift, garden (Al Trollope )

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL136102] 3+ Raven, young birds being fed (Bill Free)

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

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 5+ Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 2 Yellowhammer, singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Sutton Farm GP, 1 Willow Warbler (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing males at TL205093 and TL205098 (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL204098] 1 Willow Warbler (Steven Pearce)

Flamstead village [TL078146] 1 Swift (David McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL078144] 1+ House Martin (David McGrath)

Flamstead village [TL073144] 2 Yellowhammer (David McGrath)

Hitchin, 1+ Swallow, over garden. (Joe Wigmore)

Hitchin [TL203300] 10+ Swift, over garden. (Joe Wigmore)

Jersey Farm (St Albans), 5+ Swift, screaming over garden (Dan Fletcher)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 2 Garganey (S.Poynter)

Maple Cross, c.50 Swift (Steve Carter)

Maple Cross, 3 Hobby, hunting hirundines (Steve Carter)

Northaw [TL285020] 2 Swift, first swifts I've seen this year (Gary Brook)

Northaw [TL285020] 2 Cuckoo, male and female calls. Female call very distinctive and very different to male. (Gary Brook)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 12+ Swift (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Aerodrome, 1 Willow Warbler, singing bird (Allan Meadows)

Puckeridge, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing males at different sites N of village (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 12+ Swift (Murray Orchard)

Puckeridge, 12 House Martin, over Rib Valley N of village (Murray Orchard)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Redbournbury Lane (wires) (David Lyons)

Redbournbury, 2 Red Kite (David Lyons)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellowhammer, Beesonend Lane (David Lyons)

Redbournbury [TL116103] 2 Yellow Wagtail, In broad bean field north of Hill Farm Road (Pete Waldron)

Sandridge nr St Albans [TL164096] 3 Swift (Jennifer Gilbert)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122096] 2 Hobby, feeding and displaying 12.30 to 12.50 at least. . (Pete Waldron)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 1 Wheatear, male of Greenland race (Paul Ward)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 1 Yellow Wagtail, on flood near horse boxes (Paul Ward)

Stocker's Farm [TQ052933] 2 Little Ringed Plover, usual pair on flood (Paul Ward)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 4 House Martin (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Sand Martin, hirundine flock (Steve Carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, 12 Swift (Steve Carter)

Tewin Water [TL253146] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, call (David Wheatcroft)

Tewinbury Reserve, 1 Grey Wagtail, male (Allan Meadows)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] c.4 Arctic Tern, flew through early morning (Paul Ward)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] 2 Goldeneye, pair on lake (Paul Ward)

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] c.20+ Common Tern, small groups moving though before 7am (Paul Ward)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA: seeing off Herring Gulls (David Denham)

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Grey Wagtail, male by the lagoon (Allan Meadows)

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

Wheathampstead, 1 Exotic/escape, female Harris Hawk. (Trevor Chapman)

Willian nr Letchworth, 1 Swift, first of the year - one over the garden at Roxley Court 6pm. (Ross Facer)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 1 Wheatear, Female, on hay bales next to Willows farm car park. (Richard Coombes)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.20 Sand Martin, At least today (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 12+ Swallow, Probably more (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Egret (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.20 Swift (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 6 Common Tern (Jim Hudson)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.30 Swift (Terry Lewis)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.40 Sand Martin (Terry Lewis)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), c.10 House Martin (Terry Lewis)

Mon 4 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake [TL377126] 1 Hobby (Jenny Rawson)

Aston [TL280227] 1 Yellow Wagtail, near the River Beane (Alan Ford)

Batlers Green nr Radlett [TQ157986] 4 Swift, over garden (Josh Kalms)

Batlers Green nr Radlett [TQ157986] 1 Cuckoo, heard then seen flying over garden (Josh Kalms)

Batlers Green nr Radlett [TQ157986] 6 House Martin (Josh Kalms)

Bayfordbury [TL315103] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing in same patch of scrub as last year (Ian Flack)

Bengeo (Hertford), 4 Swift, first swifts of the year near water tower (Chris Granville)

Cassiobury Park, c.2 Cetti's Warbler, northern end of the nature reserve (Erica Morgan)

Cassiobury Park [TQ0876297805] 2+ Marsh Tit, Northern end of the nature reserve (Erica Morgan)

Cassiobury Park [TQ0876297805] 1+ Reed Warbler, Northern end of the nature reserve (Erica Morgan)

Colney Heath [TL207059] 6 Red Kite, at Roestock (Steven Pearce)

Datchworth [TL257197] 1 Corn Bunting, singing male again at 17.30 (Simon Crockford )

Datchworth [TL257197] 1 Yellow Wagtail, male on field edge (Simon Crockford )

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Ben Sandford Smith)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 3+ Willow Warbler (Ben Sandford Smith)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Cuckoo (Ben Sandford Smith)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Mandarin (Trevor Chapman)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Linnet (Trevor Chapman)

Flamstead village, 2 Swift, high over village

Gosmore Hill nr Hitchin [TL183274] 1 Willow Warbler, About 200m from Maydencroft Lane (Phil Barron)

Harpenden Common [TL136134] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, In scrub on the west side of the Common. (Tim Hill)

Hartham (Hertford) [TL328130] 20+ Swift (Jenny Rawson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL179113] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (David Utting)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL173111] 1 Willow Warbler (David Utting)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Trevor Chapman)

Hertford, 3 Swift, my first swifts of the year - flying across the skies of central Hertford (Louise Turner)

Hitchin [TL199300] 2 Swift, Purwell Meadows (Joe Wigmore)

Hitchin, c.15 Swift, over garden.

Kings Langley [TL075028] 3+ Red Kite, 2 seen in aerial play over village, another mobbed by Crow nearby (Axel Kirby)

Kings Langley [TL073034] 1 Grey Wagtail, feeding nr outlet from fishing pond (Axel Kirby)

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Swift (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Mandarin, males (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Arctic Tern (G Hinton )

Marsworth Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8 Common Tern (G Hinton )

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ068940] 1 Oystercatcher, flooded field by Moor lane (Anna Marett)

Nash Mills nr Hemel Hempstead [TL066049] 1 Swift, first this year (Axel Kirby)

Royston [TL360410] 1 Swift, Garden. (David Hatton)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL390094] 1 Cuckoo (Jenny Rawson)

Sacombe [TL335193] 1 Cuckoo, calling (John Chitham)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Hobby, feeding over marsh early pm (John Pritchard)

St Albans [TL142075] 5 Swift (Bill Free)

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP917139] 2 Yellow Wagtail, on right platform from roadside steps (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs) [SP919138] 2 Swallow (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Grey Wagtail (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 50+ Swift, 17:00 (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Yellow Wagtail, on barn roof startops farm (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Startop's End Res (Tring Reservoirs), 5+ Common Tern (G Hinton )

Stevenage, 3 Swift, over Old Town (R best)

Stocker's Farm, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Carter )

Stocker's Farm, 1 Whimbrel, 0830rs feeding on mud for 15 mins flushed and heard it call in flight photographed on mud (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Lake [TQ046935] 2 Sedge Warbler, either end of causeway. (Martin Searle)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Cuckoo, heard calling along river (Steve Carter )

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

Temple End nr Hitchin, 2 Red Kite (Jean Crystal)

Tewin Fish Farm, 1 Cuckoo, flying around open ground behind Fish Farm, calling. (Allan Meadows )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ Swift (G Hinton )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 10+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Tringford Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Little Ringed Plover (G Hinton )

Troy Mill Lake nr Maple Cross [TQ039905] 1 Hobby, hunting over lake at 14:15 (Simon Buckingham)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 5 Hobby

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Tern

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Oystercatcher, on Fishing Lake island. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195057] 1 Willow Warbler, near mound. (Steven Pearce)

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

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195057] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, near mound. (Steven Pearce)

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

Warrengate Farm nr Welwyn Garden City, 3 Swift (Steve Chilton)

Welwyn Garden City [TL253137] 2 Grey Wagtail, Blackfan Lagoon- Pair (David Wheatcroft)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 30+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 25+ Swift (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 15+ Common Tern (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 8+ Swallow (G Hinton )

Sun 3 May 2020 Amwell NR - Tumbling Bay Lake [TL368136] 1 Cuckoo, seen and heard 08.30 (Ian Edwards)

Ayot St Lawrence [TL203158] 1 Cuckoo, probably the same bird from yesterday at Bladder Wood (William Bishop)

Ayot St Peter, 1 Cuckoo, male singing between here and codicote road. (Drew Lyness)

Baldock [TL261333] 3 Wheatear (Mike Ilett)

Baldock, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Oliver Marshall)

Baldock [TL246334] 1 Siskin, seen and heard flying over high street (Terry Brown)

Bayfordbury [TL319112] 1 Yellowhammer, singing male (Graham Knight)

Bayfordbury [TL319112] 2 Willow Warbler, 2 or 3 singing males (Graham Knight)

Bayfordbury [TL319112] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male (Graham Knight)

Bengeo (Hertford) [TL318134] 1 Cuckoo, Calling distantly at 8:00pm (Simon Knott)

Cassiobury Park, 1 Reed Warbler, singing from an area of reeds between the canal and nature reserve. (Nick Harris)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Sand Martin, the area where holes were being dug last week have disappeared due to landscaping. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Wheatear, both females. (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steven Pearce)

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

Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans [TL218109] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, near Green Lanes/Coopers Green Lane roundabout (Steven Pearce)

Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans [TL218109] 1 Yellowhammer, near Green Lanes/Coopers Green Lane roundabout (Steven Pearce)

Cromer Hyde nr Lemsford [TL211114] 4 Linnet, two pairs, south east of Cromer Hyde, towards Green Lanes. (Steven Pearce)

Datchworth [TL256197] 2 Corn Bunting, signing male and one calling bird, presumably female in hedgerow off Swangleys Lane (Simon Crockford)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Common Tern, Main lake (Andy Day)

Flamstead village [TL073142] 1 Yellowhammer (David McGrath)

Grove Mill nr Watford [TQ087986] 2 Egyptian Goose, seen by the side of the canal. (Nick Harris)

Harpenden, 1 Siskin, on garden feeder (Ann Doubleday )

Harpenden [TL126157] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Junction of Ambrose Lane and Cooters End Lane. (Tim Hill)

Harpenden [TL127163] 2 Swift, Cooters End Lane. (Tim Hill)

Harpenden [TL125159] 1 Swallow, over Cooters End Lane. (Tim Hill)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL201082] 2+ Willow Warbler, singing males between mounds and Hatfield Road (Dan Fletcher)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 10+ Ring-necked Parakeet, small flocks of 4/5 flying in from east (Dan Fletcher )

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL193087] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, by red and white gate (Dan Fletcher )

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL197087] 3 Cuckoo, pair in wood, male heard only plus another male calling elsewhere between 5:45-6:45am (Dan Fletcher )

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL195089] 4+ Reed Warbler, singing in reedbed (Dan Fletcher )

Hertford, 1 Cuckoo, heard from garden (first record), most likely to be from the mimram valley. (Jenny Rawson)

Hertford [TL317128] 16 Swift (Jenny Rawson)

Hitchin, 1+ Reed Warbler, near Purwell Ninesprings. (Joe Wigmore)

Maple Cross, 6 Swift, flying over garden (Chris Bessant)

Maple Cross, 2 Hobby, flying over garden (Chris Bessant)

Monk's Wood (Stevenage) [TL242232] 1 Cuckoo, Briefly heard calling at 0935 (Phil Bishop)

Nashe's Farm nr St Albans, 3+ Yellowhammer, Singing males during dawn chorus (Dan Fletcher )

North Watford, 1 Swift (Nathan Gibson)

Oak Farm nr St Albans [TL183088] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Male singing in hedgerow (Dan Fletcher )

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 3 Swift, over garden. (Steve Chilton)

Picotts End nr Hemel Hempstead, 2 Mandarin, 2 drakes on fish ponds (Matt Moreton)

Redbournbury [TL117106] 2 Yellow Wagtail, on wires - one on each side of Redbourbury Lane (David Lyons)

Redbournbury, 2+ Red Kite (David Lyons)

Redbournbury, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, calling from tall hedge near Hogg End Lane (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 2 Grey Partridge, at field edge on Punchbowl Lane (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellow Wagtail, on wires from Veolia Road (John Pritchard)

Roydon (Herts/Essex) [TL393095] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling on the Essex side of the River Stort but audible from Herts (Ian Edwards)

Royston [TL360410] 2 Lesser Whitethroat (David Hatton)

Royston, 1 Great White Egret, flying high NE over garden (T Wilson)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL390100] 1 Hobby, seen from footpath to rear of Herts & Middx Nature Reserve. (Andy Catchpole)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon [TL390100] 1 Cuckoo, flying low over reed bed (Andy Catchpole)

Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing near footbridge, 08:30 (Stephen Younger)

Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth, 1 Grey Wagtail, near pub (Stephen Younger)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Cuckoo, calling from marsh 9am. (John Pritchard)

Stevenage [TL255253] 1 Willow Warbler, singing at rear of Drakes Drive (Andy Day)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Dunlin (Steve Carter)

Temple End nr Hitchin, 1 Barn Owl, 1650hrs (Jean Crystal)

Warrengate Farm nr Welwyn Garden City, 2 Grey Wagtail, on River Mimram (Steve Chilton)

Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male in hedge in field with solar panels between Piccots End and Water End (Matt Moreton)

Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 1 Whinchat, male around the pond near the footbridge (Matt Moreton)

Water End nr Great Gaddesden, 2 Wheatear, In horse paddock (Matt Moreton)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (David Denham)

Willian nr Letchworth, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, In fields around Roxley Court. (Ross Facer)

Willian nr Letchworth, 3+ Lesser Whitethroat, 3 singing males around Roxley Court. (Ross Facer)

Willian nr Letchworth, 2 Wheatear, pair in fields between Willian and Wymondley Wood. (Ross Facer)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ032932] 1 Willow Warbler, singing and showing well from top of track just below wood (Paul ward)

Sat 2 May 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Oliver Marshall)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Oliver Marshall)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Swift (Oliver Marshall)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Oliver Marshall)

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

Ashwell [TL263408] 6 Yellow Wagtail, Ashwell to Eyeworth rd (Mike Ilett)

Ashwell [TL268398] 1 Swift, First bird over village (R Holdsworth)

Ashwell [TL261386] 3 Wheatear, Partridge hill (R Holdsworth)

Aston [TL276216] 1 Yellowhammer (Jenny Rawson)

Aston [TL276216] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Jenny Rawson)

Ayot St Peter [TL214744] 1 Cuckoo, Bladder Wood (William Bishop)

Baldock [TL261333] 3 Swift (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL262334] 2 Yellow Wagtail (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL261333] 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL262334] 6 Wheatear (Mike Ilett)

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL046062] 1 Swift, low around horsecroft rd/wharf rd towards blackbirds. (G Hinton )

Boxmoor nr Hemel Hempstead [TL051059] 1 Kingfisher, fishing from bridge 19:30 (G Hinton )

Brocket Park, 2 Kingfisher (Andrew Steele)

Brocket Park, 1 Egyptian Goose (Andrew Steele)

Brocket Park, c.4 Common Tern (Andrew Steele)

Coopers Green GPs - Stanborough GP, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Drew Lyness)

Dellsome Bottom nr Hatfield, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, singing males. (Steven Pearce)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Cuckoo, heard from wood

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 singing across north part of site (S Chalmers)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL197090] 1 Sedge Warbler, singing from slurry pit reedbed at north end of site (S Chalmers)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Common Sandpiper, main lake at 06:30 (Andy Day)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 1 Yellow Wagtail, In wheatfield north of Noahs Ark (Andy Catchpole)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL372157] 1 Yellowhammer, hedgerow rear of Noahs Ark (Andy Catchpole)

Flamsteadbury Farm nr Redbourn [TL09086] c.12 House Martin (Y Tyler)

Great Offley [TL136247] 1 Yellow Wagtail, Lilley Bottom Road (Phil Barron)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 1 Cuckoo (J Bird)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 2 Hobby (J Bird)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL195085] 2 Cuckoo, male and female flying and calling together near red and white gate (Peter D White)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL180112] 1 Grey Wagtail (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL164111] 9 Swift (Craig Dunn)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL169112] c.2 Red Kite (Craig Dunn)

Hertford, 3 Swift (Jenny Rawson)

Knebworth, 1 Hobby, north over Swangleys farm cottages 1540 (Simon Crockford)

Knebworth House & Park [TL229213] 8 Egyptian Goose, 1 adult and 7 goslings

Maple Cross, 4 Swift (Steve Carter)

Northaw, 1 Cuckoo, calling much of the afternoon. (Sam fuller)

Norton Green nr Stevenage [TL218238] 2+ Yellow Wagtail, in fields around Potter's Spring

Redbourn [TL110131] 2 Lesser Whitethroat (John Fisher)

Redbourn [TL102144] c.10 Yellowhammer, fields north of Luton Lane (John Fisher)

Royston [TL355403] 1 Linnet (David Hatton)

Royston [TL354406] 1 Grey Wagtail (David Hatton)

Royston [TL360410] 1 Swift (David Hatton)

Sandon [TL314346] c.10 Yellowhammer (Callum Peel)

Sandon [TL315345] c.3 House Martin (Callum Peel)

Sandon [TL316337] 1 Barn Owl, Rushden Road, Roe Green at 19.50pm (Callum Peel)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Sedge Warbler, calling from top of scrub near Bow Bridge. (John Pritchard)

Stevenage, 1 Yellow Wagtail, male on bridlepath between Stevenage and Knebworth recreation ground (Kathy Sharman)

Therfield Heath [TL345403] 4 Grey Partridge, 2 pairs seen, 1 km apart on SSSI. (David Hatton)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Hobby, hawking over the pit with flock of Swift and House Martin above

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Sedge Warbler

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Kingfisher

Water End nr Brookmans Park [TL233037] 4 Grey Wagtail, adult feeding 3 young on roof of outbuilding at the Affinity Water North Mymms Water Treatment Works. (T Wood)

Welwyn [TL224160] 3 Swallow (William Bishop)

Welwyn Garden City [TL236138] 1 Peregrine Falcon, adult bird flying high and very directly from North West to South East (Huw Lewis)

Welwyn Garden City [TL250130] 1 Swift (William Bishop)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Swallow (Steve Carter)

Fri 1 May 2020 Ashwell [TL267406] 6 Yellow Wagtail, Ashwell to Eyeworth rd (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL262334] 1 Corn Bunting, Baldock model airstrip (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL262334] 2 Whinchat, Baldock model airstrip (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL262334] 5 Wheatear, Baldock model airstrip (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL262334] 2 Red Kite, Baldock model airstrip (Mike Ilett)

Baldock [TL262334] 2 Yellow Wagtail, Baldock model airstrip (Mike Ilett)

Borehamwood, 2 Egyptian Goose (Alan Lewis)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans [TL137102] 4 Raven (Bill Free)

Childwick Bury nr St Albans, 2 Raven, flying west calling (John Fisher)

Frogmore Lakes nr Radlett [TL143034] 1 Cuckoo, male seen and heard in Hyde Lane. Mobbed by tits and flew off into scrubby field. (Alan Winn)

Harpenden [TL147145] 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders (Robin Pearson)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL193087] 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing male (Dan Fletcher)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused) [TL193087] 1 Willow Warbler, singing male (Dan Fletcher)

Hitchin, 1 Swift, garden. (Joe Wigmore)

Knebworth, 2 Yellow Wagtail, male and female in field gateway opposite Swangleys Farm (Simon Crockford)

Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Carter)

Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Raven, mobbed by Jackdaw in field by farm (Steve Carter)

Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve carter)

Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross, 1 Greenshank (Steve Carter)

Nashe's Farm nr St Albans [TL179094] 1 Yellowhammer, singing male (Dan Fletcher)

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

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 1 Cuckoo (Darrel Bryant)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Darrel Bryant)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Darrel Bryant)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Mandarin, Male (Rob stubbs)

Panshanger (Welwyn Garden City), 1 Peregrine Falcon, early morning (Allan Meadows)

Panshanger Park, 1 Cuckoo (Keith Smith)

Panshanger Park, 1 Hobby, Broadwater (Keith Smith)

Redbournbury, 2+ Yellowhammer, Beesonend Lane (John Fisher)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellow Wagtail, male on wires Redbournbury Lane (John Fisher)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 8+ House Martin (John Fisher)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1 Hobby, near Veolia Plant (John Fisher)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 1+ Sedge Warbler, calling just north of iron bridge (John Fisher)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 17 House Martin (Anthony Dorman)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 3 Swallow (Anthony Dorman)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Sedge Warbler (Anthony Dorman)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 6 Sand Martin (Anthony Dorman)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Common Tern, briefly dropped onto sailing lake, before departing north. (Drew Lyness)

Stevenage, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, singing from Weston road cemetery (Ray Hooper)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

Stocker's Farm, 1 Ringed Plover (Steve Carter)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL200042] 2 Little Ringed Plover, on causeway dividing the two lagoons. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Willow Warbler, singing males, one between low viewpoint and Container; the other near the river, towards the mound. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Sedge Warbler, singing near high viewpoint (near Tree Sparrow Hedge) (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Reed Warbler, at least four singing males near low viewpoint. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 2 Oystercatcher, pair on southernmost of the islands (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Egyptian Goose (Steven Pearce)

Waterford [TL305151] 1 Yellow Wagtail (Jenny Rawson)

Waterford Landfill site [TL309140] 1 Cuckoo (Louise Turner)

Watford, 1 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA (David Denham)

Welwyn Garden City [TL239141] 2 Swift, 2 birds flying low over junction of Knightsfield and Digswell road, Welwyn Garden City (Huw Lewis)

Wheathampstead [TL172151] 5 Yellow Wagtail, Count at 8pm on field tracks south of Heron's Farm (Trevor Chapman)