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Records

Mon 13 Jul 2020 Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified) [TL376129] 1 Great White Egret, from viewpoint. Flew off in the Ware direction. (David Owen)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified) [TL377128] 1 Common Sandpiper, from viewpoint (David Owen)

Amwell GP/NR (exact water not specified) [TL376129] 9 Little Egret, all visible from viewpoint. (David Owen)

Dellsome Bottom nr Hatfield [TL224062] 2+ Linnet, Young begging parent (Andrew Steele)

Great Gaddesden, 2 Red Kite (G Hinton )

Great Gaddesden, 1 Willow Warbler (G Hinton )

Great Gaddesden, 2+ Swallow (G Hinton )

Great Gaddesden, 20+ House Martin (G Hinton )

Hitchin [TL 196284] 4+ Swift, Over the Oakfield estate (Nigel Agar)

Little Almshoe nr Hitchin [TL211244] 1 Corn Bunting (Alan Ford)

Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth [TQ068940] 1 Common Sandpiper, feeding in the flood along Moor lane (Anna Marett)

St Albans [TL158072] 12 House Martin, 4 active nests on corner of Clarence Road and Hatfield Road (Chris Ruis)

Temple End nr Hitchin, 3 Red Kite, overhead (Jean Crystal )

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Oystercatcher, pair & immature. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 4 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

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

Wigginton, 2 Crossbill (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Little Egret (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Oystercatcher, Feeding In sheep Field near car park (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3+ Common Tern (G Hinton )

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 3+ Swallow (G Hinton )

Woodhall Park & Lake [TL314182] 4 House Martin, 9 nests at Home Farm, at least 3 of them occupied (Graham Knight)

Sun 12 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Sedge Warbler, Carrying food (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Included two (large) juveniles (Clifford Smout)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Oystercatcher (Clifford Smout)

Buckland [TL370344] 6 Yellow Wagtail, incl. juveniles (Tom Speller)

Clothall nr Baldock [TL259333] 6 Meadow Pipit, what looked like a family party feeding on/along Warren Lane, probably bred nearby (Murray Orchard)

Clothall nr Baldock [TL268326] 1 Grey Partridge, flushed from wheat field (Murray Orchard)

Clothall nr Baldock [TL264328] 9 Corn Bunting, numbe of territories in the Bird Hill area, between Warren Lane and A507, as part of survey for Weston Park Farms. Eight in wheat fields and one in peas/grass headland. (Murray Orchard)

Clothall nr Baldock [TL262320] 4 Red Kite, moulting birds over hillside W of village (Murray Orchard)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1+ Yellowhammer, one seen, others heard. (David Lyons)

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

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1+ Corn Bunting (David Lyons)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve carter)

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 3 Oystercatcher (Steve Carter)

East Hyde, 1 Linnet (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Red Kite (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Yellowhammer (David Lyons)

Hatfield Aerodrome (disused), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling near rubble mounds. (Drew Lyness)

Hemel Hempstead, 1 Other, a white Lovebird sp flew SW over my garden at 8.20pm calling (Ian Bennell)

Hitchin [TL1930] 15 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Knebworth [TL259195] 1 Yellow Wagtail, along Swangleys Lane (Matt Livesey)

Maple Cross, 12 Swift, 12 birds, 2 visiting nest site at 63 Denham way (Steve Carter)

Newnham [TL255386] 5 Yellow Wagtail, incl. juveniles. Along Newnham Way. (Tom Speller)

Oxhey, 5 Swift, above Oxhey Village/Watford. (Geoff Young)

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

Panshanger Park, 4 Reed Warbler, Osprey Lake (Keith Smith)

Puckeridge [TL386232] 50 Swift, birds flying around over center of village at lunchtime with frequent screaming groups, later a similar count of birds over village at dusk (Murray Orchard)

Redbournbury, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 4+ Linnet (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, over Hogg End Lane (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 6+ Yellowhammer, along Hill Farm and Hogg End lanes (John Pritchard)

Sandon, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, adult & 1+ fledgling high in horse cheshunt trees on left hand side of churchyard (Tom Speller)

St Albans, 1 House Martin, On house front on corner of Clarence Road and Hatfield Road. Adult visiting nest. Could see nest but was driving so will go back and see if there's more than 1! (Chris Ruis)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL199043] 2 Little Ringed Plover, on nearest of Lagoons opposite Dawson's entrance. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Rupert Evershed )

Welwyn Garden City, 1 Peregrine Falcon, over Woodland Rise in evening. (Cassandra Leann Trevis)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 3+ Little Owl, At least one juv this evening (Rupert Evershed )

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL192045] 1 Little Owl (Steven Pearce)

Sat 11 Jul 2020 Aston End [TL284238] 2 Corn Bunting, single bird singing at grid ref, another one still present near ford (Phil Bishop)

Bell Bar nr Brookmans Park [TL255059] 1 Yellow Wagtail, In pea field NE of Firs Park, south of Grubbs Lane. (Steven Pearce)

Braughing, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, juvenile in dead branch of Ash tree in Hill Wood (Paula Moore)

Braughing, 3 Linnet, 1 adult & 2 juveniles near Tin House (paula moore)

Brocket Park [TL214125] 6 Egyptian Goose (Andrew Steele)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 3 Red Kite (Alan Jackson)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 3 Linnet (Alan Jackson)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Corn Bunting, usual perch then singing from hedge towards cottages (Alan Jackson)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 10+ Swift (Alan Jackson)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellowhammer (Alan Jackson)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL205098] 1 Hobby (Steven Brown)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village [TL206098] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Harpenden, 2 House Martin, 2 nests seen in Tennyson Road (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184126] c.50 Swift (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184121] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL184120] 1 Hobby (Steven Brown)

High Wood nr Benington [TL285238] 3 Red Kite, one has yellow wing tag 9N (Phil Bishop)

High Wood nr Benington [TL285238] 2 Willow Warbler, two adults collecting food (Phil Bishop)

Hilfield Park Reservoir, 3+ Crossbill, small flock flew over west at 14.05 hrs. Heard calling from behind me, then seen briefly before they disappeared over tree canopy. (Tony Blake)

Hitchin [TL1930] 5 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Hunton Bridge nr Watford, c.50 Swift (Chris Bessant)

Hunton Bridge nr Watford [TL089005] 1 Hobby, Following flock of Swifts and House Martins (Chris Bessant)

Hunton Bridge nr Watford [TL085007] c.12 House Martin (Chris Bessant)

Oughtonhead nr Hitchin, 1 Barn Owl (Tim Gale)

Redbournbury [TL113112] 1 Yellow Wagtail, male bathing in the River Ver by A5183 (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury [TL122101] 2 Grey Wagtail (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3+ Reed Warbler, calling from mill stream (John Pritchard)

Shafford Farm nr St Albans, 3+ Sedge Warbler, singing from river meadow (John Pritchard)

St Albans, 9 Siskin, over garden in St Stephens (Chris Hocking)

Tyttenhanger Farm (Tyttenhanger area), 4+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Blake)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 6+ Common Tern (Steve Blake)

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

Watton at Stone [TL300192] 8+ House Martin, at least 3 active nests on houses at Hockerill (Tom Speller)

Wildhill nr Hatfield [TL259063] 5 Red Kite, Presumed family party: 3 in a tree, with 2 in adjacent trees. (Steven Pearce)

Fri 10 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Jane Free)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Egyptian Goose (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Ringed Plover, all from watchpoint (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

Ashwell [TL262423] 2 Yellow Wagtail, in fields along Northfield road (Andy Day)

Baldock, 2 Raven, Heading north east over fields on the edge of the town (terry Alan Brown)

Batlers Green nr Radlett [TQ157986] 1 Raven, flying low over garden heading SW. (Josh Kalms)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Corn Bunting, on hedge opposite track to Thrales End Lane (Alan Jackson)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Corn Bunting (Clifford Smout)

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

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

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Yellow Wagtail (David Lyons)

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 3+ Yellowhammer (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair by Hyde Mill Farm (Alan Jackson)

East Hyde, 1 Little Owl (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 1 Yellowhammer (David Lyons)

East Hyde, 2 Little Egret (David Lyons)

Harpenden, 2 Linnet, north end of Ambrose Lane (Alan Jackson)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL175115] 7 Grey Partridge, A group of adults and young flushed from the path edge. (Steven Brown)

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

Newnham [TL253384] 5 Corn Bunting, sitting on wires along Newnham to Ashwell road (Andy Day)

Oxhey [TQ122948] 1 Peregrine Falcon, One in flight carrying prey, mobbed by Kestrel. (Jack Fearnside)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL199043] 2 Little Ringed Plover, on nearest lagoon opposite to Lawson's entrance. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet, flying east to roost (Dan Fletcher)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Linnet, near high view point (Dan Fletcher)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197054] 2+ Swift, at least 2 over main pit in evening (Dan Fletcher)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 2 Hobby (Tyttenhanger Birders)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 9+ Common Tern (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Verulamium Park, 1+ Wood Duck, Female on lake (Val Payman)

Watford [TQ109972] 1 Peregrine Falcon, Bird calling loudly at length from the crane atop the new TK Maxx headquarters building opposite Watford Junction station. (Ralph Darvill)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL186044] 3 Oystercatcher, inc one juvenile (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL185045] 3 Yellow Wagtail (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger area) [TL188040] 2 Grey Wagtail (Tyttenhanger Birders)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Marsh Tit, 09.00, trees behind hide. (Nigel Webber)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper, 07.30 along the eastern embankment. (Nigel Webber)

Thu 9 Jul 2020 Batch Wood nr St Albans, c.120 Swift, between showers this evening (Chris Ruis)

Brocket Park [TL214126] 6 Egyptian Goose, two adults and four young (Steven Brown)

Brocket Park [TL214126] 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

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

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

Cooters End Lane nr Harpenden, 1 Corn Bunting (Clifford Smout)

East Hyde, 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

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

Hitchin, 2 Raven, seen and heard kronking over fields (Rob Stubbs)

Jersey Farm (St Albans), 30+ Swift, larger than normal flock, around 7pm in between rainy spells. (Dan Fletcher)

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

Symondshyde Farm nr St Albans [TL205109] 7 Yellowhammer (Steven Pearce)

Welwyn Garden City, 4 Siskin, flew north along parkway. (Drew Lyness)

Wed 8 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Oystercatcher (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Hobby (Allan Meadows)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Allan Meadows)

Colney Heath [TL198061] 85 Swift, over 1.50pm (Steve Evans & Ann Lee)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage) [TL253241] 1 Common Tern, around main lake 12:30 (Andy Day)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Sandpiper, Millennium Lake at 0930 (Phil Bishop)

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL182124] 2 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

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

Heartwood Forest - E of B651 [TL185121] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL348140] 1 Barn Owl, hunting E of flyover (Ted Bell)

Royston [TL352405] c.300 Swift, up to 50 swifts are common here. This was another order of magnitude. Slowly working west feeding (Nick Keep)

Stocker's Lake, c.25 Swallow (Steve Carter)

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

Stocker's Lake, 4 Red-crested Pochard, in eclipse (Steve Carter)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Oystercatcher (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

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

Tue 7 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Green Sandpiper

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Oystercatcher

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Kingfisher

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Egyptian Goose

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Common Sandpiper

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Hobby

Bishop's Stortford [TL494191] 4 Swallow, one adult and three fledglings in barn near Twyford Mill Cottages. (Richard Melarange)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Tern, Main Lake (Kevin Widgery)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 4 Grey Wagtail, Balancing Lake (Kevin Widgery)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Little Egret, Environment Lake (Kevin Widgery)

Harpenden [TL147145] 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, on garden feeders (Robin Pearson)

Hunsdon nr Harlow [TL418138] 4 House Martin, 4 active nests - 3 on Hempstalls Close, 1 on High Street (Graham Knight)

Moor Green nr Buntingford [TL324266] 3 House Martin, 3 active (artificial) nests on side of house. (Simon West)

Norton Green nr Stevenage [TL226236] c.30 Linnet, around the tip site incl. adults feeding fledglings (Tom Speller)

Norton Green nr Stevenage, 1 Little Egret, flyover 7.25am heading east (Tom Speller)

Oxhey, 4 Swift, at least flying over Oxhey Vilage. (Geoff Young)

Oxhey, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, over Paddock Road allotments. (Geoff Young)

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Hobby

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Cetti's Warbler

Rye Meads nr Hoddesdon, 1 Little Egret

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC [TL229109] 1 Egyptian Goose (Darin Stanley)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC [TL229109] 2 Common Tern (Darin Stanley)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC [TL229109] 5 Sand Martin (Darin Stanley)

Stocker's Lake, 6 Red-crested Pochard (Josh Kalms)

Stocker's Lake, 2 Kingfisher (Josh Kalms)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 2 Oystercatcher (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197050] 1 Red Kite (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL196052] 2 Little Egret (Steven Brown)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL197055] 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steven Brown)

Watford, 3 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA: female adult,2 juveniles (DavidDenham)

Mon 6 Jul 2020 Braughing [TL407242] 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Hill Wood between village & Warren Farm (Paula Moore)

Braughing, 1 Kingfisher, flew across ford on River Quin at Gravelly Lane. (07:37) (Steve Hughes)

Cole Green Tip [TL263112] 1 Hobby (Andy Haigand Adrian Binner)

Cole Green Tip [TL271114] 10 Linnet (Andy Haig and Adrian Bonner)

Cumberlow Green nr Sandon [TL301305] 11 House Martin, 11 active nests on two houses (Graham Knight)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL167117] 1 Little Owl, patrolling the Scout Hut boundaries at 9pm (Steven Brown)

Heartwood Forest - W of B651 [TL159115] 1 Barn Owl, hunting over the meadow between Pismire Spring & Well Wood at 8:30pm (Steven Brown)

Letchworth, 1 Red Kite (Joe Wigmore)

Oxhey [TQ110943] 20 Ring-necked Parakeet, Includes 4 young with 2 being fed by adult in my Oxhey Hall Gdn Smaller no’s parakeets seen daily in gdn (Joan Thompson)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin [TL201273] 3 Lesser Whitethroat, adult feeding young in hedgerow near St Ippolyts. Nearby male gave a couple short bursts of song (Tom Speller)

Stanstead Abbotts, 6 Swallow, 2 adults + 4 juv (Jane Free)

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

Stocker's Lake, 18 Common Tern, 13 adults & 5 chicks on tern raft (Sean Moore)

Stocker's Lake, 1 Goldeneye, female tonight near tern raft (Sean Moore)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 3 Oystercatcher, pair and immature on banks of main bay. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 Little Egret, two seen later on fishing lake probably same birds. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 3 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steven Pearce)

Watford [TQ107959] 3 Peregrine Falcon, three Peregrines flying in a westerly direction while mobbed by 2 crows. (Balraj Takhar)

Sun 5 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 8 Hobby, hawking from viewpoint at 3pm. (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper, from viewpoint (Jeff Bailey)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Egret (Jeff Bailey)

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

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Raven (Stuart Fox)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Stuart Fox)

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

Chapmore End nr Ware [TL328165] 4 House Martin, at least 2 occupied nests on house at north edge of the village (Graham Knight)

Fairlands Valley Park (Stevenage), 1 Common Sandpiper, Millennium lake 7am (Tom Speller)

Fanhams Hall nr Ware [TL371162] c.3 Ring-necked Parakeet

Hitchin [TL196284] 4 Swift, over the Oakfield estate (Nigel Agar)

Hitchin [TL192296] 1 Red Kite, over the Oakfield estate 17:00 hrs (Nigel Agar)

Lilley Bottom [TL134250] 2 Yellow Wagtail, pair briefly in field entrance at the bottom of chalk hill. (Steve Clark)

St Albans, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, seen flying over St Albans Tennis Club, Marshalswick at 18.30 (Brendon Fagan)

St Ippollitts nr Hitchin, 1 Whinchat, male at sewage works (Tony Hukin)

Standalone Farm nr Letchworth [TL208341] 2 Green Sandpiper (James Walsh)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs, 2 Little Ringed Plover, a pair on silt pit nearest to road (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - Coursers Road GPs [TL200044] 1 Little Ringed Plover, On nearest of lagoons to road, opposite Lawson's entrance. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP [TL195052] 1 Hobby (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Tree Sparrow (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2 House Martin (Rupert Evershed )

Wallington [TL263342] 1+ Quail, heard at 08 to 08:15 a.m.,edge of 2nd oat field from metal gate on Wallington road (yves gisseleire)

Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross [TQ034936] 1 Hobby (Chris Bessant)

Sat 4 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Oystercatcher (Drew Lyness)

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

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Drew Lyness)

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

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Common Sandpiper (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, c.20 Sand Martin (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 3 Egyptian Goose (Steve Hughes)

Baldock, 1 Hobby, over Baldock to Wallington road at 0830 (Mark Wardman)

Baldock [TL262338] 3 Raven, In sheep field at back of model airstrip (Mike Ilett)

Bury Lake nr Rickmansworth, 3 Oystercatcher (Steve Carter)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans [TL124038] 4 Swallow (Andrew Steele)

Clothall Common [TL261343] 3 Swift (Maureen Tindall)

Ellenbrook Fields nr Hatfield Garden Village, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling briefly this afternoon (Chris Ruis)

Harpenden, 2 Siskin, Pair on garden feeder for about 5 mins (Ann Doubleday )

Hitch Wood nr St Paul's Walden [TL199240] 3+ Spotted Flycatcher, pair with at least on fledgling off Hill End Farm Lane to NE of Hitchwood (Tom Speller)

Hitchin [TL1930] 4 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Hitchin [TL175301] 12+ House Martin, at least 7 active nests Mattocke Road (Tom Speller)

Redbournbury, 5+ Yellowhammer, males calling on Punchbowl and Hogg End Lanes (John Pritchard)

Redbournbury, 1 Yellow Wagtail, male on top of wheat alongside Hogg End Lane (John Pritchard)

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

Shafford Farm nr St Albans [TL122098] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, heard distantly reeling (John Pritchard)

St Albans, 1 Peregrine Falcon, juvenile bird sat on the north side of the cathedral tower. (John Kendrick)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Common Tern (John Coleman)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 1 Swift (John Coleman)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 2 Grey Wagtail (John Coleman)

Stanborough Lakes nr WGC, 1 Egyptian Goose (John Coleman)

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

Temple End nr Hitchin, 2 Red Kite, flying together and interacting low overhead (jean crystal)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret (Rupert Evershed)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Hobby, sitting at back of scrape (Rupert Evershed)

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 1 Tree Sparrow, unringed bird at feeder (Rupert Evershed)

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

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

Verulamium Park, 1 Red Kite (John Kendrick)

Verulamium Park, 1 Little Egret (John Kendrick)

Wallington, 1 Red Kite (Brendon Fagan)

Wallington, 5 Corn Bunting, seen from the metal gate. (Brendon Fagan)

Wallington, 5+ Spotted Flycatcher, 3 adults seen in the village, including one feeding at least 2 fledglings (Mark Wardman)

Wallington [TL263341] 1 Corn Bunting (Maureen Tindall)

Wallington [TL263342] 1 Quail, heard and seen at 10:15 a.m.,edge of 2nd oat field from metal gate on Wallington road. (Maureen Tindall)

Wallington [TL262341] 2 Red Kite, Seen along footpath between Baldock and the road to Wallington (Maureen Tindall)

Wallington [TL266343] 2 Quail, 2 singing makes nr metal gate along Baldock to Wallington rd (Mike Ilett)

Wallington [TL267343] 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 carrying food along Baldock to Wallington rd (Mike Ilett)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Oystercatcher, flew towards hide (Stephen Younger)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Common Sandpiper, On hay bales this afternoon (Stephen Younger)

Fri 3 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Grey Wagtail (Jane Free)

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

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

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

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Jane Free)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Hobby

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Egyptian Goose

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Common Tern

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 14 Little Egret

Frogmore GP nr Stevenage, 1 Green Sandpiper (Alan Ford)

Gilston Park nr Harlow [TL445147] 6 Swallow, on overhead wires near Great Pennys Farm. (Richard Melarange)

Gilston Park nr Harlow [TL440135] 4 House Martin, near church. (Richard Melarange)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 1 Yellowhammer (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 1 Meadow Pipit, territorial bird in song flight and singing from vegetation (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 4 Swift (Clifford Smout)

Heartwood Forest - exact location not specified, 1 Red Kite (Clifford Smout)

Hitchin [TL192296] 1 Red Kite, over the Oakfield estate 17.00 hrs (Nigel Agar)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 8+ Sand Martin, flying over West Pool (Steve Hughes)

King's Meads nr Hertford, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Steve Hughes)

King's Meads nr Hertford [TL350140] 1 Hobby, Flying W along New River towards pools (Ted Bell)

Oxhey, 1 Red Kite, over Oxhey Village being mobbed by crows. (Geoff Young)

Redbournbury [TL122097] 1 Grasshopper Warbler, reeling on and off between 10 and 11am (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL114119] 2+ Corn Bunting, 2 obvious territories at TL124114 and TL114119 with a possible 3rd bird at TL114119 (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Steele)

Redbournbury [TL123098] 3 Reed Warbler (Andrew Steele)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

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

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 2+ Tree Sparrow, In bushes near the feeder (Rupert Evershed )

Tyttenhanger GPs - main GP, 7 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

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

Watford, 3 Peregrine Falcon, YMCA: adult and 2 juveniles, on “training flights “, before seeing off red kite (DavidDenham)

Thu 2 Jul 2020 Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 5 Little Ringed Plover, in the evening. (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 1 Raven (Drew Lyness)

Amwell NR - Great Hardmead Lake, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Jane Free)

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

Buckland, 6 Corn Bunting, At least 6 males along path between wyddial and buckland (Paula moore)

Chiswell Green nr St Albans, 4 Red Kite (Alan Gardiner)

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

Croxley Hall Lakes nr Rickmansworth, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Steve cCarter)

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

Easneye Wood, 1 Hobby (Jane Free)

Royston, 1 Swallow, flew south. (David Hatton)

Stevenage [TL252233] c.30 Swift, very low over garden (Kevin Widgery)

Tyttenhanger GPs (exact GP not specified), 3 Oystercatcher, Adult and juvenile on Fishing Lake island, a 3rd bird by Willows Farm Lake. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Oystercatcher (Axel Kirby)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 4+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Axel Kirby)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 2 Common Tern (Axel Kirby)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake [TL190050] 1 Little Egret (Axel Kirby)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 2 Little Egret (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, c.20 Swift (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - fishing lake, 1 Common Tern (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 1+ Yellow Wagtail, At least one bird in arable field adjacent to lake, probably a 2nd present too. (Steven Pearce)

Tyttenhanger GPs - Willows Farm Lake, 10+ Sand Martin (Steven Pearce)

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

Waterford Marsh, 2 Little Egret, 1 bird has yellow ring on right leg (Ray Hooper)

Waterford Marsh, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 adult feeding juvenile bird (Ray Hooper)

West End nr Essendon, 2 Curlew, during heavy shower

Wed 1 Jul 2020 Baldock, 1 Quail, 1 heard & seen in flight from track on Wallington road circa 300metres from metal gate. Possible 2nd bird also heard nearby (Ray Hooper)

Baldock, 1 Quail, single male singing close to the metal gate on Baldock to Wellington road at 2pm (Terry brown)

Datchworth [TL260190] 1+ Grey Partridge, At least one feeding in sheep field (Matt Livesey)

Great Offley [TL142270] 20 House Martin, 14 occupied nests in area around junction of Luton Road and Kingswalden Road (Graham Knight)

Hertford [TL308128] c.20 Swift, at top of Thieves Lane (Ian Flack)

Hitchin [TL1930] 3 Swift, St Faiths Close (David Inward)

Little Offley [TL131285] 25 House Martin, 7 active nests visible on farmhouse but number of birds suggests more out of sight (Graham Knight)

Oxhey [TQ110943] 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1adult seen feeding youngster on leylandi from my Oxhey Hall Gdn (Joan Thompson )

Radwell nr Baldock, 1 Kingfisher (Terry brown)

Radwell nr Baldock, 2 Grey Wagtail, pair feeding by the lake (Terry Brown)

Royston [TL355407 ] 1 Grey Wagtail (David Hatton)

Royston, 6 House Martin, presumed 3 pairs at traditional nest site. (David Hatton)

Sandridge nr St Albans, 8 House Martin (Lee Evans)

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

Stocker's Lake [TQ052927] 1 Common Sandpiper, approx 14.30hrs single bird seen feeding on small island at western end of lake amongst nesting Commom Terns/Black-headed Gulls. (James Gibson)

Wallington [TL267343] 2 Quail, two birds calling in separate spots from footpath leading away from metal gate on Wallington to Baldock road. One calling close to road Heard 9:30 to 9:45 (Steve Hughes)

Watford, 2 Peregrine Falcon, adult and juvenile on YMCA, then later presume same birds on pylon by Colne crossing,waterfields Way, sharing plucked prey (David Denham)

Whitwell [TL187210] 3 House Martin, at least two occupied nests on side and back of house on High Street (Graham Knight)

Whitwell Sewage Works [TL175219] 8 House Martin, at least 3 occupied nests on cottages next to Whitwell sewage works (Graham Knight)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 22 Swift (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 2 Red Kite (Lee Evans)

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 4 Reed Warbler (Lee Evans)

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

Wilstone Res (Tring Reservoirs), 1 Hobby (Lee Evans)