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APRIL 2004 Edit

Wednesday 30th April 2014Edit

  • Barnet Gate: wilderness area (213953): Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Stock Dove, Coal Tit, Grey Heron, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, Cuckoo heard. (Geoff Crabtree and Tony Clancy).
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Buzzard over high at 14.15, Cetti's Warbler singing (Andrew Self); also Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Bushy Park: 2 passage Buzzards, pr Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Common Whitethroats (Tony Duckett).
  • Chelsea Bridge: 2 Common Sandpiper feeding together on south foreshore 9am, pr Egyptian Geese, Peregrine over, Large Red Damselfly in nearby gardens. (Neil Anderson)
  • Crofton Park SE4: Peregrine over back garden in Brockley Grove loitering with intent high & drifting north 6.00pm (Phil Laurie)
  • Eastcote: Pair of Red Kites over & chasing each other 10:45am (Richard Francis).
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Oystercatcher flew downriver, 10 Common Tern on rafts, 3 Shelduck, 25 Tufted Duck, 2 Reed Warbler singing, 2 Blackcap singing (John Archer); Ring-necked Parakeet (Paul Hyland)
  • Kentish Town: Lesser Whitethroat singing from back garden in Arctic Street at 1400 (Pete Mantle)
  • Kingston: pr Red-crested Pochard  on the Thames south bank up river from main road bridge at 12.30 (Neil Bowman)
  • Hampstead Heath: Yellow Wagtail and Swallow N this morning over Parliament H (Pete Mantle)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake/Hooks Marsh/Hall Marsh: 10+ Hobby, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10+ Common Tern, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Nightingale, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: Broods of Long-tailed Tit & Goldcrest, singing Reed Bunting, Whitethoat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed Warblers and Sedge Warblers, 8 Redshank including at least one nesting pair, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Tern (Martin Honey)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 7 Long-tailed Tit pr feeding at least 5 juvs (our earliest ever fledging date) (Robert Callf & Robin White).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Common Buzzard (one passage), Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 10 Stock Dove, 25 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 3 Common Tern on lake during fog 0610-0810, Swift N 1000, Reed Bunting calling fr reedbed nr Boathouse Café (RPBirders). m Peregrine Falcon, 4 House Martins, 28 Stock Doves. 2 Reed Warblers (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: 11 Mute Swan - 3 pairs + 5 young Upper Pond, 7 Greylag Goose, 9 Grey Heron - 2 pairs + 5 young (one of the young has perished), Buzzard, Water Rail heard, 4 Common Tern, Garden Warbler singing - Pond Plantation, 8 Reed Bunting territories by Pen Ponds (J.Wilczur). 4 Common Tern, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher flying north-east, 2 Pochard, 1 Snipe flushed, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Whitethroat at Pen Ponds; 1 Blackcap singing, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Whitethroat at Conduit Wood & broom/scrub to south (Andrew Lamb)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver (commuting between the basins), Black-necked Grebe (S Basin), Little Gull (immature) and 20+ Common Tern N Basin (Jim and Tony Sweetland)
  • South Norwood Lake: pair Garganey still there at 13:00hrs, 8 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, pair Goldfinch nest building, (John Watson) still there at 19:30 (Steven Robinson)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 5 Common Tern, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat (everywhere), Lesser Whitethroat, 2+ Reed Warbler, Cuckoo, 2 Red Kite, (Steve Blake)
  • Tottenham East Marsh: Nightingale still singing. Heard from Lockwood Reservoir north end. (KJMcmanus)
  • Wanstead Flats: Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitehroat, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 2 pr Pochard + 1 other male, sub-adult Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Swallow (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Little Egret, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Nick Croft)
  • Westcombe Woodlands SE3: Nesting Nuthatches, Blackcap singing, juvenile Robin, 2 Swallows over (Joe Beale).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Little Egret east at 0635 (rare here), plus juvenile House Sparrow and Blackbird observed. (David Lindo)

Tuesday 29th April 2014Edit

  • Seething Wells: Thames Ditton Common Sandpiper (observer ?)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Terns Wood Green Res 0700 (Bob Watts). 2 House sparrow next to reservoir 12pm (Dawn Painter).
  • Beddington SF: 2 Little Ringed plover, Hobby, Buzzard, Sedge Warbler, House Martin, 15 Swallow, 8 Sand Martin (BFBG via Twitter); Whinchat and Whimbrel yesterday (Peter Alfrey) migrant pics
  • Brent Reservoir: Cetti's Warbler, 15 Common Terns, 2 Shelduck, 1 Greylag Goose (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 3 C Buzzards, pr Sand Martins, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 C Whitethroats, pr Linnets (Tony Duckett)
  • Claybury Park: Garden Warbler, pair of Stock Doves, 3 Whitethroats, Chiffchaff, 2 Jays (Alan Hobson).
  • East India Dock Basin: 12 Common Tern on rafts, 7 Shelduck, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Reed Warbler singing, Whitethroat singing, Blackcap singing (John Archer)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 3 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Whitethroat (WWT website); 3 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Redshank, 3 or 4 singing Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 6+ Reed and 2 Sedge Warblers, More than 6 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Willow Warbler (Martin Honey)
  • Rainham: 4 Sand Martin (house tick), House Martin, Shelduck (Richard Harrison).
  • Redbridge Lakes: Reed Warbler, 2 Common Terns, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, pair of Mistle Thrushes, Song Thrush (Alan Hobson).
  • Regent's Park: Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, Yellow Wagtail N (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: (Upper Pen Pond) Kingfisher, 2 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins ; pair of Common Terns on raft (S.Czapski)
  • Tottenham East Marsh: (actually in Walthamstow) Singing Nightingale on South side (07:20-11:50 at least), Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit & Yellow Wagtail over, Lesser Whitethroat. Access via footpath South of Banbury res Sandpipr Close E17 5SP (Pete Lambert, Terry Rawlings, Paul Whiteman, Lol Bodini)
  • Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster: 5 drake Gadwall on Thames 08.15-08.45 (Frank Nugent).
  • Vicarage Farm: Yellow Wagtail N 07:55, Lesser Whitethroat (Robert Callf).
  • Wanstead Flats: Garden Warbler, 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Goose (Nick Croft/Marco Johnson)
  • Wanstead Park: Yellow Wagtail n over basin (Dan Hennessy); Peregrine Falcon, 20 Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher (Nick Croft)

Monday 28th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Arctic Terns 0655 flew low over Wood Green Res then high ESE, also Reed Warbler sub singing between platforms 2 & 3, pair Shelduck SW (Bob Watts). 3 Common Teal (Henry Wyn-Jones). 2 House Martins, Swallow (Dave Callahan).
  • Brookmill Park: Common Sandpiper, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Redshank, Snipe, Common Tern, Common Whitethroat (WWT website)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: fem Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf & Robin White).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Skylark (probable pair), Meadow Pipit, singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 9 Stock Dove, 18 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat m in rushes & rough grass Lawn Field  i.e E of Lower Pen Pond  (S.Czapski)
  • Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster: female Wheatear over the River before alighting on foreshore next to Houses of Parliament at 09.00 then up into a plane tree still there at 09.20, Also 2 Sand Martin W, 1 Swallow N (Frank Nugent).
  • St James's Park & Green Park: male Grey Wagtail on the lake at 14.00 by fountain Birdcage Walk side, Also 2 House Martin feeding high over West Island (Frank Nugent).
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: Lesser Whitethroat singing male (Robert Callf).
  • Swanscombe Marsh: singing Grasshopper Warbler at Broadness point, 2 Marsh Harriers over, 2 Common Buzzards over, Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtails over, Whimbrel, Curlew, 6 Turnstone, Egyptian Goose, 30 Shelduck, 22 singing Common Whitethroat, 4 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 9 singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 singing Reed Warbler, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Little Egrets flew east, 15 calling Pheasants (Andrew Self)
  • Town Park, Enfield: male Gadwall Carr's Basin (Robert Callf).
  • Trent Park: Firecrest singing male larch edge of Moat Wood nr obelisk 11:20 (Robert Callf & Robin White).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddocks: 4 Yellow Wagtail, front paddocks: Collared Dove (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Lots of Yellow Wagtails through N (KJMcmanus); still some Arctic Terns at No 4 reservoir at 8.30 (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow: Advance notice of the 2nd Annual Walthamstow Patchwatch, all observers welcome. Please stay in touch during the day and share news via Twitter (follow @birdingprof for regular updates) or here on the Wiki. Last year which was very poor for Spring migration we recorded 81 species, this year we are doing it one week later, on Saturday May 3rd. There are no lingering Winter visitors to speak of so we may as well go a bit later and hope for some Summer visitors. Last years list is here: http://londonbirders.wikia.com/wiki/File:1st_Annual_Walthamstow_Patchwatch_27th_April_2013_-_List.pdf (With the addition of Green Sandpiper, which we didn't hear about till later.) The full extent of the patch can be seen here: http://walthamstowwildlife.blogspot.co.uk/p/patch.html Do as much or as little as you want, dawn till dusk or an afternoon stroll. Have fun (and find us a goody!)
  • Wanstead Flats: Garden Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 + Common Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 2 singing Meadow Pipit, 4 Swallow, Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Little Grebe with young, 3 Linnet, 30+ sub adult Herring Gull and Lesser Black-backed on Jubilee (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: 1 Kingfisher showing very clearly from hide in middle circle (4:50), 2 male Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat by wooden canoe (Sue Barry)

Sunday 27th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Greylag, 3 Jackdaw (APOG).
  • Amwell NR: 2 Common Cranes south 1055 (RBA).
  • Blackheath Dips: m Common Whitethroat song-flighting, Lesser Whitethroat singing & skulking, 2 Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, pr Greenfinch; also Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: 10 Arctic Terns flew East at 07.30, Whimbrel at 07.15 and 09.22, 3 Swifts, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self, Andrew Verrall & Roy Beddard)
  • Crossness: Hobby north at 09:00, Mediterranean Gull 1st winter east, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear f, 4 Lesser Whitethroat singing (John Archer & Richard Bonser)
  • Fishers Green: 3 Nightingales (singing), Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Peregrine (flew over) (Phil Rhodes)
  • Gallions Reach: Arctic Tern, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Oystercatcher, Little Egret, Wheatear, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Reed warbler. (Gary A James).
  • Hampstead Heath: Whimbrel circling over Parliament Hill then away E at 09:30, Common Tern at Men's Pond, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Gadwall flew onto Sanctuary Pond, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Black-headed Gull W, Collared Dove calling at Highgate 1 Pond (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle).
  • Hendon NW4 : Little Egret flying East low over Wykeham Road NW4 at 7pm (Ben Epstein).
  • Horsenden Hill: 2-3 Rooks feeding on The Plough departed to SE with full crops. Regular sightings of this usually scarce visitor here over preceding weeks suggest a small rookery somewhere to S or SE of Horsenden Hill? Unlikely to be from Hillingdon/Northolt rookery as they arrive & leave from a different direction ,  Also 4 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 2 singing Reed Warbler, 1 Little Owl (A. Culshaw, D. Howdon).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Pied Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit, Herring Gull, 22 Jackdaw, 7 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham rspb: 32 Arctic terns in Averley bay (Birdguides). Arctic Terns present from 6.45-7.15, departed up-river, 7 Common Tern, 2 Common Scoter (drakes), 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear (f), Grasshopper Warbler reeling from Serin_Mound, 1st w Glaucous Gull down-river at 9.20am, 1 Arctic Skua down-river at 9.50, 1 Swift, 11 Sand Martin, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel.(observer ?)
  • Richmond Park: Hobby high over Sawyer's Hill area , 2 commic Terns over Pen Ponds 14.40 (S.Czapski)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Common Cranes in field opposite Draper hide 1100 (RBA).
  • Saffron Meadow Galley Lane Arkley : Cuckoo calling this afternoon( David Martens)
  • Staines Reservoir: 1 Eider imm male (flew in from S tried to land but mobbed by at least four Pochards, circled south basin before flying off N over Heathrow 5th Terminal), 1 Little Gull (adult, south basin), 1 Black Tern, 10 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Swift (flew over north basin heading E), 1 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail (flew SE), 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Oystercatcher. (Neil Randon, Chris Hazell). 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (western edge of north basin  flew N at 9.30hrs). (Chris Hazell)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: brief visit in rain  m Pheasant, 4 Lapwing, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat, 2 Rook, 3 m Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Totteridge: Folly Farm  3 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby( Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 2 Sanderling 9:10 - 9:41, 2 Little Ringed Plover (B Fagan/R Flesher/S Blake)
  • Walthamstow Marshes (Lea Valley Riding Centre & Leyton Marsh): 3 Red Crested Pochard (2M 1F) on River Lee 8pm (patch tick), 1 Sand Martin, 1 Common Whitethroat, 22 Stock Dove, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Linnet (David Collins)
  • Walthamstow Res: 23 Arctic terns still on No4 basin at c.10:30 & 10 through Lockwood at c.08:00, c.6 Yellow Wagtail through  inc. 2 on the bank of Lockwood. Hobby over at c.11:20, Whimbrel North c.12:00. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6-9 Shelduck (Marco Johnson/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wandsworth Common: pair Egyptian Goose with 5 goslings, 1 further Egyptian Goose present, Coot on nest plus further Coot with chick, 6 Blackcap singing, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 4 Stock Dove, Jay (Nick Rutter)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley Fields :Chiffchaff or 'Willowchaff/Chiff Warbler' in usual tree, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Swallow, 3 Skylark (David Martens)

Saturday 26th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 House Martins, 2 Greylag (Bob Watts).
  • Arthur Jacob Nature Reserve: Common Cuckoo, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Swallow (Thomas Gibson)
  • Beddington: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Red Kite, 1 Hobby (first for year), 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Swift (first for year), 30+ Swallow N, 1 Sedge Warbler (first for year), 6 Reed Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 15 Blackcap, 9 Wheatear, 1 Pheasant (BFBG, Peter Alfrey). (Cackling Goose not present today) pics here
  • Brent Reservoir: Today is our annual dawn-to-dusk Spring Birdcount Day. Total at 16.40: 74 species, including Great White Egret east 09.12, singing Nightingale North Marsh, Bar-tailed Godwit over 08.02, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, Hobby & Common Buzzard over at 15.05 (Brent Birders)
  • Canning Town Station DLR:Lesser Whitethroat (George Kalli)
  • Crossness (including River Thames): 2 Little Egret, 19 Gadwall, pr Tufted Duck, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 12 Whitethoat, pr Reed Bunting (Ralph Todd)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Tern, 2 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Linnet (Conrad Ellam). 3 Sand Martin (Dave Gandy, James Lowen).
  • Gunpowder Park: 7 Common Buzzard, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows and Claygate Lane: 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Kestrel, 6 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Skylark, 6 Swallow, 5+ House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake: Egyptian Goose, 1-2 Hobby, 1 Common Tern, 2 Nightingale, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5+ Reed Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Garden Warbler, Kestrel (WWT website) 1 Swift, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Common Tern (Arbo). 4 Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing brood of 4, 2 Collared Dove west (J.Wilczur & H.Bradshaw).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 singing Blackcap, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 42 Jackdaw, Grey Heron & 8 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 6 Whimbrels, 3 Greenshanks and 1 Bar Tailed Godwit - Purfleet Scrape, 4 Wheatears - foreshore/landfill, 2 displaying Peregrines, 2 Marsh Harriers and 1 Hobby - Wennington Marsh/silt beds, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 2 singing Lesser Whitethroats- Rainham West marsh (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Rammey Marsh: 2 Hobby over west, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Reed Warbler singing Wetland Pen area 32 (birdman_euston)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 12 Swift, 1 house Martin, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith)
  • Stoneleigh Broadway KT17: 1 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Herring Gull all over either n. or s.(Neil Batten).
  • Swanley Park: 3 Swallows, Mallard broods of 8, 9 and 4, only 1 Canada Goose incubating, 3 singing Blackcaps, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker (Andy Meaton).
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Pheasant, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 12 Stock Dove, up to 3 singing Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, 13 Blackcap, 11 singing Whitethroat, 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 5 Rook, 3 m Reed Bunting, Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddocks - Winchat, Wheatear (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Res, Lockwood: Whimbrel on East bank flew S c.08:15, 1+ Common Sandpiper, 20-30 Swift, few Swallow. (Paul Whiteman). Black tern, 50+ Arctic terns, 10+ Common terns at 19:50pm solely on No4 basin. Also female Yellow wagtail on Lockwood & Kingfisher on No5 (John Murray).
  • Wanstead Flats: Wheatear, Little Egret (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2-3 Hobby, 2 Swift, House Martin, Swallow, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Little Egret, Pheasant (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Yeading Brook: singing Garden Warbler, singing Lesser Whitethroat, 4 singing Blackcap, 6 singing Whitethroat (Neil Anderson).
  • Wraysbury GPs: 2 Peregrine Falcon, Kingfisher, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Greylag Goose, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard (Thomas Gibson)

Friday 25th April 2014is Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret low north 1608 from deer enclosures, also m Common Teal still Wood Green Res, 3 Swallows, House Martin (Bob Watts).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck & Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall).
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: 2 male Mandarin Duck, 16 Tufted Duck 10m 6f, 1st-summer Black-headed Gull, adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Robert Callf).
  • Clissold Park, N16: pr Red-crested Pochard on Runtzmere (TeRNS)
  • East India Dock Basin: Chiffchaff, 3 Common Tern, singing Reed Warbler (east reed bed), Reed Bunting, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Greylag, 2 Egyptian Geese, Shelduck (Paul Hyland).
  • Little Britain Iver/Cowley: Cuckoo heard at 11.40am, Mistle Thrush, 3 Greylags, 3 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 2 Wrens, Chaffinch, Dunnock, 5 Ring Necked Parakeets, Greenfinch, 9+ Grey Herons still on nests. (Sue Giddens)
  • London Wetland Centre: Hobby (R.Kaye)
  • Nonsuch Park, Cheam: Firecrest in vicinity of Cheam Village/Nonsuch School car park at 14.20hrs (Steve Gale)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: male Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf).
  • Regent's Park: Great Black-backed Gull 2nd-sum on lake, 2 Sand Martins, Reed Warbler (Tony Duckett)
  • Richmond Park: Oystercatcher Pen Ponds 07.00 (S.Read)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Yellow Wagtail N 15:10 (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Res: Lockwood: Whimbrel NW, Yellow Wagtail N, Arctic Tern N, c.10 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, double figures of Swift, House Martin, Sand Martin & Swallow. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whimbrel (first for 2 years), Shelduck, 12 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft),
  • Wanstead Park: Red-Crested Pochard (Sally Hammond). 2 Egyptian Goose (Nick Croft)

Thursday 24th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Teal drake still Wood Green Res also 2 Greylag (Bob Watts). Yesterday pair Shelduck over Boating Lake (Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Arthor Jacob Nature Reserve: 3 Common Cuckoo (2 m singing), 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Green Wodpecker, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Warbler (Thomas Gibson)
  • Beddington SF: Adult Kittiwake (1030), 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Bentley Priory: pair Mandarin with 10 ducklings, 6 Swallow (Derek Turner and Harrow Nat Hist Soc)
  • Brixton: 5 House Sparrows, including 3 males, Porden Road (Tony Stones).
  • Bushy Park: 2 Arctic Terns, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Whitethroats, Willow Warbler (Tony Duckett).
  • Cheshunt GP/Fishers Green: Common Tern, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Nightingale, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler (James Palmer)
  • East India Dock Basin:2 Common Terns, Blackcap singing (John Archer)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Jay (Neil Batten).
  • Hackney/Dalston: Single Buzzard flying over Balls Pond Rd/Kingsland Rd (poss 1 much higher too) 2:20, Buzzard soaring high Dalston junction towards Hackney Marshes 5:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Hampstead Heath: Lesser Redpoll on Parliament Hill then away N at 07:30, Common Whitethroat at Hedge 2. another/the same later - hedge at top of Parliament Hill, 4 Swallow NW (06:30-7:30 only) (Frank Nugent).
  • Harmondsworth Moor: Pochard, Common Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls,2 Wheatears, 2 Grey Wagtails, 3 Swallows, Jay, 2 Great Crested Grebes, Little Grebe heard in reeds.(Sue Giddens)
  • Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield: 2 Goldcrest singing males (Robert Callf).
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, hybrid duck - possibly Mallard x Wood Duck, Water Rail, 4 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, Common Tern, Kingfisher, 7+ House Martin, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 6+Sedge Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (49 species in 45 minutes!) (Simon Papps)
  • London Wall, EC2: Jay in Brewers' Hall Garden (Nick Rutter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Nightingale (1000hrs), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Common Sandpiper (Adam Salmon). Nightingale sang briefly at 20.30 audible from Q E Walk (J.Wilczur).
  • Lonsdale Road Res: 2 Common Tern, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Reed Warbler (Rich Petley)
  • Oxleas Woods: at least 2 singing Willow Warbler (John Reid)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: fem Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: pair of Yellow Wagtail (flew off NW at 16:58), first-summer m Wheatear, 2 Swallow NW, Common Buzzard, singing Skylark, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, 32 Jackdaw, Grey Heron & 6 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Mother Res: Peregrine, Red-breasted Merganser (imm male) and 10 Wheatear (C Lamsdell)
  • Regent's Park: Osprey N over open spaces area 37 0820 (oo per b_e). Sandwich Tern mid-day, Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Swallows, 6 House Martins, Grey Wagtail (Tony Duckett). Please can we have observers' names rather than code, especially for a species for which every record is published in the London Bird Report? Hi JA - rest assured the LBR won't suffer - regards [b_e]
  • Shepherds Bush: bizarre sight of Grey Wagtail feeding along pavement on Uxbridge Rd near junction with Bloemfontein Rd (Neil Anderson); Similar behaviour to Pied Wagtail in Queensway last year -- completely fearless running between people's feet & passing cars could be hand fed [Ralph Hancock] I witnessed a similar experience with a GreyWagtail in Southampton last year. [Geoff Crabtree].(Neil Anderson);
  • St James's Park & Green Park: cock Pheasant roaming about the park lakeside this afternoon (Frank Nugent).
  • Staines Moor: 3m Whinchat (north end), 1f Redstart (hawthorns at north end), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Cuckoo, 2+ Northern Wheatear, 1 Fieldfare, 3+ Common Tern (Colne), 2 Red Kite, 1 Common Buzzard, 2+ Little Egret, 4 Pochard NE, 5 Sand Martin N, 1 Swallow N, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Butts Pond), 1+ Redshank, 12+ Lapwing, 3+ Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose SE (Lee Dingain .)- Whinchat pic here
  • Strayfield Road, Enfield: Cuckoo singing male (Robert Callf).
  • Sutcliffe Park: Pair of Reed Bunting, 3 Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Little Grebe (Conrad Ellam)
  • Tooting Commons: 14 Blackcap (12m 2f), 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Egyptian Geese & 1 gosling, 10+ Stock Dove, 6 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 30+ Tufted Duck, 3 Jay, Jackdaw (James Hudson)

  • Thorney CP: 4 Common Terns, 2 Common Whitethroats, Blackcaps, 3 Cormorants, 2 Black Headed Gulls.(Sue Giddens)
  • Totteridge Valley: 18 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Lapwing (Ian Ellis).
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Sandpiper, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Common Whitethroat, pr Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (Nick Croft/Barry Bishop) Red Kite (Rose Stephens)
  • Waterworks NR: Kestrel, Blackcaps, Little Grebe, Cetti's warbler, Reed Buntings. (Susan Huckle)
  • Walthamstow marshes: 4 Wheatear in paddock 2m 2f, greenfinch, common whitethroat, pheasant (Susan Huckle)

Wednesday 23rd April 2014Edit

  • Beddington SF: 6 Wheatear, 4 Buzzard, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, Reed Warbler (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Blackheath: 2f Wheatear, 100 Carrion Crows (Joe Beale); Spotted Flycatcher in village garden (James Lowen)
  • Brent Reservoir: Turtle Dove north over Res 10.03, Yellow Wagtail on rafts, 9 Common Tern, Common Buzzard over 10.15, male Peregrine, 2 Little Ringed Plover, pair Shelduck, Cetti's Warbler singing (Andrew Verrall).
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam).
  • Bury Lake: 1 Treecreeper in alders nr Young Mariners' Base. (Roger Dewey)
  • Canons Farm: 2 Sandwich Terns flew southeast at 09:34 (David Campbell).
  • Crossness: Whinchat m on Golf Course, 5+ Wheatear, 2+ Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 6+ Swallow, Little Egret (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland per JA)
  • Denmark Hill: 2 Sparrowhawk circling over hospital (Tom Smith)
  • East India Dock Basin: 4 Egyptian Goose, Lesser Whitethroat singing, 2 Common Tern pr on raft, 3 Shelduck, 16 Tufted Duck (John Archer)
  • Greenwich SE10: 2 Swallow N over Woodlands Park Road (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Singing Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Reed Bunting, Common Tern 2 (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 4 Wheatear (2m 2f), Common Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit, 3 Linnet on TCV Meantime Nursery, Reed Bunting 1 river reedbed, Oystercatcher, 4 Common Tern (Richard Green) RG please see standard format page
  • Hampstead Heath: m Common Whitethroat at Hedge 2 just in, m Wheatear on Parliament Hill at 07:30 for 10 mins, Peregrine over S at 10:10, 4 Swallow NW, 1 m House Sparrow again (rare here), 1 singing Willow Warbler (Frank Nugent).
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill: Swallow over N, at least 4 singing Blackcaps, Stock Dove, pair Jackdaws (Alex Massey)
  • Lee Valley, Bowyers Lake: Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, Barn Owl. (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: Cuckoo. (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Fishers Green Island: 6+ Nightingales. (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake: Black-necked Grebe in summer plumage, Reed Warbler, 10+ Common Terns, (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Weir area: Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, Nightingale, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, Common Tern (Peter Charles); 3 Sandwich Terns downriver 07.30, Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear one of which Greenland. (R.Kaye); pm 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 1 Common Tern, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Redshank, 6 Common Snipe, several House Martin and 3 Swallow (Martin Honey); 1 Lapwing chick, 2 Yellow Wagtail
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 3 Swallow NW, 32 Jackdaw, 2 Green Woodpecker & 5 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge)
  • Oxleas Woods: female Black Redstart 9.45am (John Reid)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Greenshank, Hobby, Blackcap, 1 Avocet, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Jackdaw. Amphibian: Marsh Frog. Insects: Large Red Damselfly, Peacock butterfly, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Brimstone and Speckled Wood. (Shailesh Patel and Bhavisha Patel).
  • Richmond Park: 1 Red-legged Partridge (Holly Lodge), 1 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • St James's Park: 3 Blackcaps singing (Andrew Self)
  • St Pauls: 1 singing Blackcap (Charlie Farrell)
  • Stanwell Moor: Cetti's Warbler, Cuckoo, 2 Common Tern, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler. (Jim Sweetland)
  • Staines Moor: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Little Egret, Red Kite, (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stocker's Lake: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, (Roger Dewey)
  • Stockley Park: 1 Common Tern, main lake. (Roger Dewey)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Peregrine N, Coot brood of 6, Swallow W, 5 House Martin, 4 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 House Sparrow (TeRNS)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Willow Warbler (Bob Watts). Trent Park: 2 Garden Warbler pr (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow: Lockwood Hobby, 3 Dunlin (KJMcmanus).
  • Waterworks NR: f Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 11 Sand Martin (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Whinchat, 1+ Collared Dove, 4 Jackdaw, 2+ Meadow Pipit, 5+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Blackcap, 1+ Whitethroat (The Scrubbers)

Tuesday 22nd April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat Top Field, Rook (Henry Wyn-Jones). Willow Warbler Golf Course (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington SF: Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Plover, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Swallow, 5+ Sand Martin, Whitethoat singing, Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcap singing, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, Kestrel f, Grey Wagtail (John Archer)
  • Brent Reservoir:2 Little Ringed Plover & Linnet north (Andrew Self) 1 Green Sandpiper, singing Cetti's Warbler (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 singing Blackcap (Conrad Elam)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Short-eared Owl flushed from Res bank alighted in Oak 10:10 - 10:30 (site not open to public at present) (Robert Callf).
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Common Scoter,Hobby, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Lesser Whitethroat. (Gary A James).
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Fieldfare (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle). 2 Kingfishers Sanctuary Pond. Also on MBS walk Willow Warbler, ChiffChaff and several Blackcap. (MHill MBS)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh: Hobby, 2 Common Swift, Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 1 Little Owl, 4 Mandarin Duck (all males), 3+ Blackcap (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Blue-headed Wagtail - 2m & f, 20 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel N, Dunlin briefly- new bird, Greenshank still, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover- pair, 13 Snipe, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Linnet (R.Kaye & J.Wilczur); at least 11 common tern over main lake from OBS 1745hrs (Catherine Beazley)
  • King George V reservior: 7 wheatear, 7 yellow wagtail, 1 common sandpiper, 2 reed warbler, 30 arctic terns. ( Brian Dawton & Tony Clancy ). also 1900hrs 1 Black Tern, 4 Swift (Neville Smith & Roy Balne).
  • Mile End - Regent's Canal: - 8 Red-crested Pochards 400 yds S of Roman Rd north of Mile End Rd (Keith Watts)
  • Pedlar's Park, Vauxhall: Lesser Whitethroat singing (very quietly but did 2 or 3 good rattles) in hedge adjoining Vauxhall Walk at 1230 (Andrew McCafferty)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, singing Whitethroat, Swallow, Cormorant over W, Grey Heron, 25 Jackdaw, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Mother Res, 3 Dunlin and Common Sandpiper (C Lamsdell)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cackling Goose (minima-type) flew in around 2pm (Andy Tweed per JA).
  • Staines Moor: 2 Oystercatcher NW, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Wheatear (NW corner), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 18 Swallow N, 2 Common Buzzard (Twiiter)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Common Scoter (drakes), Little Gull, Black Tern, 9 Arctic Terns (2 + 7 ), 2 Oystercatcher (C Lamsdell); 36 Swift, 20 House Martin seen flying over the reservoir.(Jim Sweetland) Whimbrel and Hobby. (Adam Cheeseman).
  • Stockers Lake: 2 Common Tern. (Roger Dewey)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, Tree Sparrow, Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2+ House Martin, 20+ Swallow, Sand Martin. (S Blake/S Pearce)
  • Vicarage Farm: 2 Fieldfare at Hog Hill, 5 Meadow Pipit (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Pair of Grey Wagtails with 1 fledged young (Upper Maynard), c25 Swallow, c25 Sand Martins (West Warwick) (DJP Miller)
  • West Hyde: 5 Curlew flying north towards Maple Lodge; 2 m Yellowhammer. (Roger Dewey)
  • Whitings Hill Barnet: A Willow Warbler singing Chiffchaff notes at the end of it's song. See my post in the Talk section. Any comments would be appreciated. (David Martens)
  • Wraysbury GPs: Cuckoo (calling), 14 Common Whitethroat, 5 lesser Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Heron, 6 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Thomas Gibson)

Monday 21st April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Swallow, 3 House Martins, Common Whitethroat Top Field, 4 Jackdaws(Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Brent Reservoir: male Whinchat on North Bank, Hobby over 15.15, 2 Common Terns, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shelduck, 3 Egyptian Geese; 9 species of warbler singing including 31 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warblers, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers (Brent Birders)
  • Church Street, Enfield Town: singing male Grey Wagtail on roof (Robert Callf).
  • Claybury Park and Redbridge Lakes: 4 Linnets (the two in Claybury Park being the first two reported there in over a decade), up to 5 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, Little Egret, Chiffchaff (Alan Hobson).
  • East Dulwich SE22: Common Buzzard (Steven Robinson)
  • Enfield Playing Fields: 1 Blackcap (Phil Rhodes)
  • Gallions Reach:Common Redstart (female), 16 Common Terns, Swallow, Wheatear, Garden Warbler. (Gary A James).
  • Hampstead Heath: Yellow Wagtail low over slope opp running track then away N at 08:05, 14 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Linnet, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail at Hampstead 1 Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Hanwell W7 River Brent/Grand Union Canal: 2 Swallow N, Common Whitethroat with nest material, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap m & f several others heard, Little Owl with Blue Tit prey (Rob Mills)
  • Kew Gardens: 10 Greylag, 3 pr Egyptian Geese + 2 broods (2+5), m Mandarin, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper on opposite river bank (Syon Park), 2 House Martin, 6 singing Blackcap (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • King George V Res: 4 Black Terns, 2 Arctic Tern, 15+ Common Tern on south basin 15.40 (I Lycett) also, 2 1s Little Gull, Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel flew off n/e 1805hrs, 1 Redshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler (Neville Smith & Roy Balne)
  • London Wetland Centre: Greenshank, Jack Snipe (R.Kaye); 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 11 Common Snipe, 2nd Jack Snipe, Lesser Whitethroat, 3-4 male Reed Bunting, singing Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers, Sparrowhawk, 6 Swallow (Martin Honey)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Swallow, 9 singing Blackcap, singing Lesser Whitethroat, 3 singing Chiffchaff, m Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Wheatear, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 25 Jacdaw & 3 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 4 Black Tern, 5 Common Tern, 2-3 Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 2-3 Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Wheatear, 20+ Reed Warbler, 20+ Sedge Warbler (RSPB), f Common Scoter, 3-4 Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Cuckoo, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard (Nick Croft)
  • Rammey Marsh: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitetroat, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chichaff (Phil Rhodes)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Cuckoo singing 0645hrs (Neville Smith).
  • Saffron Meadow and Wood Galley Lane Barnet: Pair of Bullfinch, Lesser Whitethroat ,Whitethroat (David Martens)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Black Tern, 10+ Common Tern (Conrad Ellam) Apparently a Little Tern was reported earlier and 2 Little Gulls were seen after I left.(Conrad Ellam)
  • Vicarage Farm: 2 Sand Martin N at Hog Hill 09:45 (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: paddock: Wheatear m (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Low Maynard - Short-Eared Owl Flushed from tree 12.07 (KJMcmanus et al). Short-Eared Owl watched on NE bank of Lockwood for c20 mins until 12.45 when it flew off high NW & appeared to land in field N of Tottenham Marshes, Also Common Sandpiper, House Martin, 3 Swallows, male Wheatear earlier (Lol Bodini/A. Winstanley).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Wheatear, Willow Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 35 Herring Gull, 4 Linnet, House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, Fieldfare (Wanstead Birders)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley Fields Barnet : Male Wheatear horse field, Willow Warbler, Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 6 Swallow, 2 Singing Skylark,4 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff all 10-11am:(David Martens)

Sunday 20th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Swallows (Gareth Richards).
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Arctic Terns, 2 Common Terns at 06.30 only, Yellow Wagtail over, Little Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shelduck, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warblers, 1 Linnet over (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park : Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Wheatear (Ian R Watson)
  • Crystal Palace Park: Pair Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest) (Ian Young)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Arctic Terns (1 at Woolwich ferry), 1 Sandwich Tern, 39 Common Tern, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls, Common Snipe, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting (Richard Green)
  • King George V Res: 8 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Tern, 1 House Martin, 25 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat (I Lycett)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bar-tailed Godwit summer plumage male until 07.15, Grey Plover downriver 10.15, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 13 Snipe, 4 Yellow Wagtail. (R.Kaye); 2 Whimbrel, Jack Snipe (S.Fogg).
  • Nonsuch Park: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 11 Stock Dove, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 Little Owl, 3 Coal Tit (Neil Batten)
  • Osterley Park: Buzzard (perched), 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, Pheasant calling (Tom Smith)
  • Oxleas Woods: female Firecrest in Norway Spruce 7.30am (John Reid)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cuckoo in the woodland before flying towards train line 10.15. Golden Plover, Whimbrel on the foreshore, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Common Swift.(R.Jones); 7 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Water Rail, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Tern, 1 Wheatear, 2 House Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, pair Bearded Tit (Neville Smith).
  • Staines Moor: Marsh Harrier low over west at 19:15 (via Rob Innes). 1 Common Tern E, 6 Barn Swallow NE, 6 Sand Martin ENE, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (hawthorns at north end), 3 Sedge Warbler (swamp), 9 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Snipe, 4+ Gadwall, 2+ Redshank, 7+ Northern Lapwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Butts Pond), 2 Little Egret along the Colne, 2+ Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Reed Bunting and 19 Linnet (Lee Dingain).
  • Stanwell Moor: Cuckoo h, Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat (Keith and Mick Kerr).
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 4 Pheasant, Kestrel with Field Vole, 5 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 10+ Stock Dove, singing Skylark, 3 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 2 singing Whitethroat, 11 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Rook, Reed Bunting, 4 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Muntjac (2 together) (Neil Anderson)
  • Walthamstow: Lockwood - Black Redstart (KJMcmanus).
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Swallow, 6+ Sand Martin, 6 singing Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, pr Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, probable Yellow Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: pr Shelduck, pr Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (Tim Harris/Nick Croft/Sally Hammond)
  • Waterworks NR: Reed Bunting 2m 1 f, 2 snipe, Cetti's Warbler. (Susan Huckle)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c3 singing Lesser Whitethroat, c4 Whitethroat incl 2 singers, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow north, at least 2 Jackdaw in Central Copse. Also c1500 Rose-ringed Parakeet leaving their roost, c15 Blackcap incl c7 singers, c5 singing Chiffchaff and more displaying Meadow Pipits than usual. (The Scrubbers)
  • Yeading Brook: 2 Pheasant, 2 singing Skylark, 4 Whitethroat, 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 19th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pair Shelduck on cricket pitch before golfer flushed & flew north; drake Teal on Boating Lake (Gareth Richards). Yellow Wagtail, Sand Martin, 2 Common Whitethroat, Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel over at height, 16 Jackdaws (Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Arctic Terns flew through 08.15, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Shelduck, 3 Greylag Geese, Peregrine, 20 House Martin, 12 Sand Martin, 3 Swallows, Sedge Warbler, 23 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat & 9 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders)
  • Crossness: 4 Mediterranean Gull ads flew E at 11:20, Common Buzzard N at 12:40, 2 Lesser Whitethroat singing, 2 Reed Warbler singing, Sedge Warbler singing, c8 Common Whitethroat singing, c8 Blackcap singing, 9 Swallow N, 2 Curlew, Oystercatcher, 9 Teal, Sparrowhawk (John Archer)
  • Dollis Brook: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail from the bridge on Waverley Grove N3 (Ben Epstein).
  • Ealing (W13): Single Swallow through N over garden at 12:45 (Bill Haines)
  • Ewell: Common Buzzard low e. over LA Fitness Banstead Road at 13.40 (Neil Batten)
  • Fairlop Waters: Ring Ouzel, Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Little Owl (Neil Twyford/Alan Thomas)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Sedge Warbler, Blackcap 2, House Sparrow 2, Reed Bunting 2, Sand martin 2, Kestrel. (Richard Green)
  • Gun Powder Park: 6 Common Buzzard, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 4 singing Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Bullfinch (Neville Smith).
  • Hatch End Playing Fields: Grey Wagtail along the River Pinn (Jon Ridge).
  • Hornchurch Country Park: 5 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3+ Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Long-Tailed Tit, 2 Lapwing, Green Woodpecker (Richard Harrison).
  • Isleworth TW7: 2 Cattle Egret NE at 2230 lit by mothlight (Keith and Mick Kerr).
  • KGV Reservoir: South Basin - 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 15 Common Tern, 12 Arctic Tern. North basin - 2 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail on the north east bank. (Neville Smith). 8 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Sand Martin at 18:00 (Andrew Thomas)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 m Wigeon, 1 Shelduck, 4 Common Snipe, 2 m Reed Bunting, singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Cetti's Warblers, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and Willow Warblers, Sand Martins & House Martins lingering plus 6-8 Swallow heading N. Also seen by others - Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Peregrine (Martin Honey)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res: pr Gadwall, 3 Swallow through, Reed Warbler, singing Willow Warbler just outside reserve (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • North Harrow (TQ131881): Red Kite drifted over N at 12:05 (Alex Massey).
  • Oxleas Woods: 2 Hobbies circulating over woods 3.45pm (John Reid)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Nuthatch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21 Jackdaw & 5 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham: 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, Bearded Tit, 4 Marsh Harrier in air together, good number of Sand Martin, Greenshank seen by others with Ring Ousel earlier. (David Bradshaw).
  • Richmond Park: Oystercatcher flew S c.11.30 (2nd Park record) seen earlier at Barnes, 4 Buzzard (Sam & Steve Read, J.Wilczur); Peregrine, 11 Grey Heron- 2 pairs with 3 young each & a bird very high N, 2 House Martin (JW); fem Wheatear, singing Whitethroat, 2 singing Willow Warbler (H.Bradshaw & JW).
  • Staines Moor: Ring Ouzel still - please DO NOT APPROACH TOO CLOSELY - the bird is easily flushed. (observer ?)
  • Staines Res: Slavonian grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Arctic Terns (Twitter). Black-Necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper (J+B Francik). 13+ Arctic Terns late morning plus the usual GN Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebes and 2 Slavonian Grebes. (Roger Morton and Bob Warden)
  • Thamesmere West Lake: House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing (John Archer)
  • Totteridge Valley: Willow Warbler,4 Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 2 Lapwing (John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 3 Common Tern, Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, 4+ Blackcap, 3+ Whitethroat, 3+ Chiffchaff. 2 Buzzard, Red Kite. (Steve Blake et al)
  • Walthamstow: Lockwood - Arctic Tern, Oystercatcher, Swift, House Martin (KJMcmanus).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Pair of Jackdaw (Graham Howie)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 singing Lesser Whitethroat divided between SSSI Long Wood & Alex scrub; 2 Common Whitethroat; 1 Willow Warbler (Wanstead Birders)
  • Waterworks NR: Reed Warbler and Cetti's Warbler singing (Phil Rhodes)
  • West Harrow HA1: Swallow over N at 13:05 (Alex Massey)

Friday 18th April 2014Edit

  • Blackheath: singing Willow warbler (James Lowen)
  • Barnet Gate Lane/Arkley Fields: 6 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Skylark, Swallows, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Blackcaps. (Geoff Crabtree)
  • Brent Reservoir: Pair Shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 11 Swallow, 20 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 21 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff (Roy Beddard, Andrew Verrall)
  • Fairlop Waters: Ring Ouzel, Yellow Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat, Sand Martin, Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Little Owl (Neil Twyford)
  • Gallions Reach: 1 Little Gull (imm) , 20 Common Tern, Sand Martin, 3 Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff. (Gary A James).
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 singing Willow Warbler (1 at the Lido 1 at Sanctuary Pond), m House Sparrow (rare here now) in first hedge up from bandstand, 2 Linnet NW (Frank Nugent).
  • Ilford: Kestrel hovering over Wilcos! (Barbara Miller)
  • KGV Reservior: 2 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 3 Common Tern south basin, 1 Little Egret through south, 1 Lapwing on north basin, 1 Redshank north basin, 1 Common Buzzard and m&f Sparrowhawk over Chingford side of Epping forest seen from south basin, 1 Ringed-necked Parakeet, 1 House Martin, 30+ Sand Martin North basin, 5+ Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail through South, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard half way up the West side, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet (Neville Smith).
  • Kew Gardens: Bar Headed Goose - rather plump rather tame... (Peter Hart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Mandarin, Wigeon, Heron one migrant high NW, Buzzard, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, Oystercatcher, 5 Common Tern, Caspian Gull x Herring Gull hybrid 1st winter, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Rook SE, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 50 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet N (R.Kaye)
  • Osterley Park: Common Whitethroat, Cormorant, 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Grey Heron, 17+ Jackdaw, Little Owl, 8 Mandarin, 3 Mistle Thrush, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Swallow N, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, 7 Stock Dove, 33 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Richmond Park: Tawny Owl West corner of Pond Plantation, 2x Kestrel flying overhead (Shaun Ferguson).
  • Ruislip Lido: Buzzard, 2 House Martin, Common Tern (Nigel Dodd); pm Lido/Poors Field: pr Egyptian Geese, 2 Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Swallow, 4 House Martin, singing Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Staines Moor: 1m Ring Ouzel in NW corner until midday at least (found by Kevin Duncan); Grasshopper Warbler still early evening, 1f Wheatear, 1 Peregrine over, 87+ Sand Martin mainly NE, 16 Barn Swallow mainly N, 1 Red Kite, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Butts Pond), 1+ Redshank, 13+ Northern Lapwing, 3 Shelduck, 2 Common Buzzard (Lee Dingain). 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warblers, 1 Wheatear, No sign of the Ring Ouzel from 1pm-3,30pm. Apparently flushed by photographer. (Adam Cheeseman). If trying for the gropper please stick to the path and DO NOT ENTER THE MARSH - there are breeding birds present.
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver (S Basin), Slavonian Grebe (N Basin), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Common Tern, Oystercatcher, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Sand Martin (Jarek+Barbara Francik).
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Sedge Warblers 14 Common Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, 6 Turnstone; also 3 Swallows over Swanscombe Station (Andrew Self)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: pr Greylag over, 3 Pheasant, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, c10 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, 9 Blackcap,4 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, Wheatear, 5 Rook, m Reed Bunting, 5 Linnet, f Bullfinch (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Totteridge: Tree Pipit in North-West of large field North of Darlands Lake sang briefly, 5 common Buzzard 3 Common Whitethroat,3 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Swallow (T. Clancy, A. Middleton)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Red-crested Pochard m near Lea Boating Club (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: House Martin & Common Tern over West Warwick, 2 singing Reed Warblers, Swallow No.1, Lesser Whitethroat No.3, Cetti's Warbler by the Beam House bridge, 2 Shoveler No.4, A few Swifts & House Martins high to the South viewed from the Lockwood, 7 Little Egrets feeding in overflow channel to East of High Maynard, (Paul Whiteman); Lockwood: - 5 Commic Tern, Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, 6+ Swallow (KJMcmanus).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Buzzard north, 2 Shelduck, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 40 Sand Martins north-east, 2 Swallows, 5 Lesser Whitethroat singing, 2 Common Whitethroat singing, 2 Linnet (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Lesser Whitethroat singing, 4 Common Whitethroat singing, 1 Willow Warbler (T Harris)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 6 Common Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 12+ Chiffchaff, Gadwall (Thomas Gibson)

Thursday 17th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pair Shelduck circled cricket pitch then appeared to land on Wood Green Res 0708 (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington SF: Ring Ouzel, Red Kite, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Blackheath: m Wheatear, 1 Swallow, also Linnets & Meadow Pipits heard over (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Pair Shelduck, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Little Ringed Plover, House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Verrall, John Gravatt).
  • Charing Cross Hospital (public site): Peregrine Falcon hatching (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Ewell Village: 1 Blackcap, 4 Grey Wagtail, Herring Gull pair, hybrid Canada x Greylag Goose at Bourne Hall (I saw what was probably this same bird 2 weeks ago at Kingston Bridge) (Neil Batten)
  • Hampstead Heath: Wheatear, 2 Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk (Oliver Simms)
  • KGV Res; 1 Dunlin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (Tony Clancy)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wigeon, Mandarin, Little Egret circled site then flew down river, Marsh Harrier over main lake at 09.00 then flew ENE towards Kensington pursued by crows , 2 Common Tern, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Collared Dove NW, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit N, male Wheatear, Willow Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Linnet N (R Kaye, J.Wilczur)
  • North Sheen Rec: red Kite over 7am mobbed by parakeets flying east (Peter Hart)
  • Oakwood Park: 4 Mistle Thrush 2 prs carrying food, singing Willow Warbler (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 19 Jackdaw, 7 Stock Dove, Grey Heron, 2 Blackcap (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Spoonbill high east (1140), Whimbrel, Red-breasted Merganser, Hobby, White Wagtail (ELBF via Twitter)
  • South Harrow: Lesser Whitethroat at Roxeth Recreation Ground (Michael Robinson)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 4 Wheatear 3m 1f 13:00 (Robert Callf).
  • Staines Moor: 1 Grasshopper Warbler in SE corner mid afternoon, 1 Common Tern E, 2 Northern Wheatear (NE corner), 1 Peregrine SE, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 22 Blackcap, 18 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 Butts Pond 1 Bonehead Ditch in NE corner), 6 Sand Martin, 8 Barn Swallow, 1 Red Kite, 1+ Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2+ Redshank, 11+ Northern Lapwing, 12+ Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, and 1 Reeve's Muntjac early morning (Lee Dingain) - gropper pic here
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe (s/p), Slavonian Grebe (s/p), Great Northern Diver, Common Sandpiper (Steve Woolfenden). Wheatear (Kevin Duncan). Little Ringed Plover - south basin, Common Tern on KGVI gantry. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: m Wheatear by West reservoir sailing centre (TeRNS)
  • Streatham Common: m Wheatear, 08.45 (Peter Newmark).
  • Sutcliffe Park: Cormorant n, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Totteridge Valley: 3 Common Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal at Darlands Lake still (Ian Ellis).
  • Walthamstow: Lockwood - 2 Commic Tern, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (KJMcmanus).
  • Walthamstow Marsh: m Wheatear, 7 Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit, Sand Martin (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Wheatear, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet, Swallow, House Martin back over nest site, lonely male Pochard (Wanstead Birders). 5 Sand Martin (Alex) (James Palmer)
  • Wanstead Park: Willow Warbler (Bush Wood), Kingfisher, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat OSW (TimHarris/Bob Vaughan)
  • Waterworks NR: 2 Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Sand Martin (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley South Fields : 1 singing Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 4 Swallow, Buzzard Pair, Song Thrush ,2 Skylark (David Martens)
  • Wimbledon Park: 3 singing Blackcap plus 2 females, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Martin Honey)

Wednesday 16th April 2014Edit

  • Bow Creek: 1 Whitethroat singing, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcaps singing (John Archer)
  • Brent Reservoir: Pair Shelduck, 3 Black-tailed Godwit circled 08.18 and off, Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Cetti's Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (Roy Beddard, Andrew Verrall).
  • Charlton SE7: 1 Common Buzzard over c1300 (Lol Bodini).
  • Claybury Park: Lesser Whitethroat, up to 5 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, up to 5 Stock Doves, 2 Sparrowhawks, up to 10 Jays (Alan Hobson).
  • Crayford Marsh: 2 Little Egret, Peregrine,15 Redshank, Spotted Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, Lapwing, 3 Common Tern, 11+ Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting.(Ralph Todd)
  • Earlsfield: House Martin at Burntwood Lane pm ( Pete Mantle)
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Shelduck, 29 Tufted Duck, 2 Linnet, 3 Blackcap 2m + f (John Archer)
  • EC2R: female Black Redstart - the fourth year running I have seen them at this site (Tom Smith)
  • Lee Valley, Bowyers: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Barn Owl. (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Fishers Green: 4 Nightingale, pair of Bullfinch - female carrying nesting material. (Mike Oakland) Cuckoo seen and heard, Oystercatcher calling overhead at 2100 hours, Kingfisher, Little Egret and 2+ singing Garden Warblers (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Shelduck, Cetti’s Warbler. (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield: 3 Common Buzzards, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk. (Mike Oakland)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Redshank, Snipe, Wheatear (WWT website); 6 Green Sandpiper (R.Kaye); 3 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Snipe, 1 Wigeon, 10+ Sand Martin, 1 singing Reed Warbler, c6 singing Cetti's Warbler also singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap (Martin Honey)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 m Wheatear (adult & first-summer), Swallow N, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, Blackcap, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Jackdaw & 5 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Grasshopper Warbler, Whimbrel, Yellow Wagtail, Little Ringed Plover, 23 Common Tern (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Red Kite west at 2:15pm (Graham Howie)
  • St James's Park: Blackcap singing from the shrubbery between Horse Guards Parade & the Cafe at 14:30 (Frank Nugent).
  • St Katharine's Docks: Kestrel (Alex Massey)
  • Staines Moor: Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Linnet, many Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, Meadow Pipits (numerous in display flight), 10 Reed Bunting, Skylark, Sand Martin (2), Barn Swallow, Lapwing (Jarek+Barbara Francik)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe (s/p), 2 Slavonian Grebe (s/p), Great Northern Diver (Paul Sell) Also am. 4 Common Terns, 6 Little Egrets f/o east, Dunlin and Little Ringed Plover (Roger Morton). 2 Dunlin (Kevin Duncan).
  • Stanwell Moor: 3 Garden Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers, House Martin and Little Owl (Roger Morton)
  • Sutcliffe Park, Eltham: Kingfisher, Willow warbler (Peter Charles)
  • Totteridge Valley: 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 21 Chiffchaff, 21 Blackcap, 3 Linnet, 2 Redpoll sp. (over), Little Owl, 4+ Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 6 Pheasant, Grey Wagtail, Swallow (Ian Ellis)
  • Walthamstow Res: Lockwood - Red Kite (KJMcmanus).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Yellow Wagtail over N, swallow, 8 sedge warblers, 2 willow warbler, lesser whitethroat, 3 water vole.(jamie Partridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart, 4 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 3 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Linnet, Sparrowhawk, pr Shelduck nw (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, pr Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Bullfinch (Nick Croft)
  • Wapping: Egyptian Goose over Prospect of Whitby pub then across river (Alex Massey)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley South Fields: Pair Buzzards, Kestrel mobbed by 6 Swallow, Linnet, 9 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,3 Skylark, Pair Jays, 6 Blackcap, Butterflies: 2 Brimstone, 2 Speckled Wood,2 Red Admiral, 6 Peacock butterfly , 1 Orange tip (David Martens))
  • Wimbledon Common: Skylark singing at the meadow, 6 Teal in flight over mounds (J.Wilczur).

Tuesday 15th April 2014Edit

  • Barn Elms pond: Grey Heron sitting on nest, 2 fem Pochard (J.Wilczur).
  • Battersea Park: Peregrine, very tame male Shoveler, 4 singing Blackcap, appears 2 Great-crested Grebe nests predated (Michael Mac).
  • Beddington SF: Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 10 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Braeburn Park, Crayford: Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, singing Lesser Whitethroat this morning, 4 Linnet, Little Egret flew W (Peter Beckenham).
  • Brayside Farm, Enfield: singing Lesser Whitethroat (Robert Callf).
  • Brent Reservoir: pair Shelduck (on Rafts), 4 Shoveler 2 prs, drake Mandarin in North Marsh, 32 Great crested Grebe (4 nests), 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 16 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warblers - all warblers singing (Roy Beddard, Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: 4 Blackcap 3 m & 1 nest building f, singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Greenfinch, singing Skylarks, many Chaffinch, Yellowhammer, Little Owl, female Common Redstart, Many Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. My thanks to the two Geoffs for their delightful company. (Derik Palmer)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing, 2 Blackcap singing, 27 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 1 Shelduck (John Archer)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake: (incl scrub just to north): 5 Teal, 2 Pochard, Lapwing, 2 Cuckoo, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 10+ Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 4+ Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Linnet, Reed Bunting (Simon Papps)
  • KGV Res: 2 Arctic Tern through, 6 House Martin, 20 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 1 Cettis warbler, 3 sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Linnet, 2 pair Shelduck (Tony Clancy) Black-necked Grebe on South Basin. (Adrian Pearson)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Common Tern, Whimbrel on site before flying off NE, 8 Redshank, c20 Sand Martin (WWT website). Greylag nesting 3 prs , 6 Teal 3 prs , 2m Shoveler, pr Little Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 35 Lapwing 16 prs + 3 male - 5 nests, 46 Black-headed Gull - 35 on site & 11 west, pr Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Swallow, Reed Warbler singing, 2 Sedge Warbler singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 6 male Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur). Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 2 Linnet W (R.Kaye)
  • N16: 2 Buzzard flying high over Balls Pond Rd/St Pauls Rd 4:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Mudchute Park Farm: Yellow Wagtail came off horse paddocks c1215, Monk Parakeets (heard), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (2m 1f) (Stuart Fisher)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Grey Heron, 23 Jackdaw, 7 Stock Dove, 2 male Blackcap, 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Ramney Marsh: 1 Nightingale, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat ( Tony Clancy)
  • Redbridge Lakes: Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, 2 Linnets (Alan Hobson).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: c6 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail N, Hobby N 1220 (Regent's Pk Birds blog)
  • St James's Park: Blackcap singing 1320 (James Hudson)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe (s/p), Slavonian Grebe (s/p), Great Northern Diver and Common Sandpiper. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Walthamstow Res: Lockwood - 2 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, Wheatear (KJMcmanus).
  • Wanstead Flats: pr Shelduck briefly on Alex (the pair that have been doing the rounds), 6-12 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 4-5 singing Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3-4 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: pr Shelduck on Heronry, Pochard, 3-4 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, possible Water Vole on the Roding (Bob Vaughan)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley South Fields: 6 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, 5 Swallow, 5 * Skylarks over/in Wheat field, Red-legged Partridge, Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, Fox (David Martens).

Monday 14th April 2014Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: Red Kite, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, Peregrine, 15 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, Redshank, 2 Skylark, Snipe, 3 Reed Bunting (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: Lapwing, Snipe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shelduck, pair Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, 9 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs (Andrew Verrall, Steve Leeke).
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Blackcap; 2m 1 f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cuckold's Hill, Enfield: male Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Ewell Village: 2 Lesser Redpoll briefly perched and calling in tree on Kingston Road 08.30. Also 2 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff on Hogsmill Open Space (Neil Batten)
  • Fisher's Green: 5+ Nightingale in normal areas, 2 Lesser Whitethroat south end of Waltham Marsh (Francis Tusa)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Tern over Ladies Pond then away NW at noon, Grey Wagtail at Hampstead 1 Pond, 3 Swallow NW, 2 Kingfisher at Sanctuary Pond, 3 singing Willow Warbler (1 at Sanctuary Pond 1 near bandstand 1 at Stock Pond), 3 Linnet over Parliament Hill (Frank Nugent).
  • Harringay, Cavendish Rd, N4: Yellow Wagtail over 1.10 p.m. (Simon Bradley)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: Blackcap 4-6, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit 2, Peregrine, Buzzard over, Egyptian Goose 4, Long-tailed Tit 4, Mute swan 2, Grey Heron. (Eric Brown, Peter Graham)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: pr Shelduck on Court lawn early am (presumably the pair from Wanstead), Swallow N, 13+ Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, f Shoveler on Eagle (Stuart Fisher)
  • Leytonstone: Common Buzzard over High Road station 15:58 (Stuart Fisher)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 2 Swallow (N at 2:30pm) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mayflower Park: Lesser Whitethroat (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Jay, 22 Jackdaw, Blackcap, 7 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Roding valley Meadows: little Egret, 4 Common Buzzards, 5 Swallow, 23 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 20 Rook. (Gary A James).
  • Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms: 1 Barn Swallow flying into disused buildings, 3 House Martins (Katy McGilvray)
  • Sainsburys Stockwell: pr Swallows 1st of year here(Michael Mac).
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: male Yellow Wagtail, fem Northern Wheatear, 2 Barn Swallow (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • St James Park: pr Egyptian Geese with 3 1/2 grown chicks down Buck Palace end, Mallard with 2 chicks (Michael Mac).
  • Tooting Commons: 4 Blackcap (3m 1f), 6 Chiffchaff, 6+ Stock Dove, Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30+ Tufted Duck, Jay, 11 Mallard ducklings, juv Woodpigeon (James Hudson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Grasshopper Warbler, 1 singing briefly in SE corner of big field N of Darlands, 1 fem Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (1 singing), singing Whitethroat, Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 3 Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 2 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Red Kite, Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow, Great Black-backed Gull. (Steve Blake)
  • Upper Dollis Valley/Arkley South Fields/Whitings Hill: 1 pair Mandarin Duck (Dollis Brook), 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzards, 5 Swallow, 2 singing Skylark, 6 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 singing Linnet (Roy Beddard).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: White Wagtail, 15 Stock Dove, 6 Linnet, 4 Sedge Warbler, Sand Martin, Kestrel (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellow Wagtail north, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3-4 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sand Martin, 2-3 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 singing Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egret, pr Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Little Wormwood Scrubs: 4 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Swallow (David Jeffreys)

Sunday 13th April 2014Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 2 single Black-tailed Godwits over at 08.40 & 11.05, Common Buzzard over at 14.35, fem Peregrine, Yellow Wagtail, 6 House Martins, 4 Swallows, 5 Sand Martins, Cetti's Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 27 singing Blackcap, 12 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Egyptian Geese, 3 Shelduck (Brent Birders)
  • Beddington Sewage Farm: 3 Shelduck, 4 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff ,Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Swallow (Ernie Thomason)
  • Camley St Natural Park: Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Coot on nest. (Matt Reed)
  • Crossness: River only - 30 Gadwall, 36 Shelduck, 58 Teal, 10 Redshank, Greenshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Common Tern, 1 Swallow (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Fairlop Waters: Redstart, Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Swallow, Little Owl, Shelduck (Neil Twyford)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe 2, Common Tern 2, Sand Martin 2, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting 1 singing (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Shelduck 5, Egyptian Goose 2, Oystercatcher 2,Common Tern 2, Stock Dove 2, Green Woodpecker, Swallow 2, Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 2, Lesser Whitethroat 1, House Sparrow 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Linnet 5, Reed Bunting 1 (Richard Green)
  • Hainault Forest Country Park (Dog Kennel Hill): 2 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 4 Whitethroat (Barry Jones).
  • Hampstead Heath: Red Kite & Common Buzzard together over Sphagnum Bog at 13:30, 1 Rook NE over Parliament Hill at 08:50, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Linnet (incl, unusually here, 1 singing in a tree on the Hill), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Redwing, c10 Swallow, Common Buzzard over at 11:15, 1 Willow Warbler singing just up from feeders (Frank Nugent). Singing Willow Warbler on Preachers' Hill (Sash Tusa)
  • Hanwell W7: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Swallow N (Rob Mills)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 3 Little ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Wheatear (R.Kaye, S.Fogg)
  • Mayflower Park: Lesser Whitethroat, 6 baby(cootlings?) Coots(Bob Smith)
  • Mogador (Walton Heath): Common Buzzard low s. over Sportsman pub 14.20 approx. (Neil Batten)
  • Muswell Hill:1 Swallow (P.Angus)
  • North Finchley: 2 Peregrines briefly over house then SW around 17.30 (John Colmans)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Common Buzzard over (one pale morph), 2 adult (m & f) Wheatear, Swallow N, Linnet NW, 25 Jackdaw, 5 Stock Dove, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker & 2 Nuthatch. Also: male Orange-tip, Brimstone & Holly Blue butterflies (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham: Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, 2 Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 5 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, at least 2 Sedge Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler calling by visitors centre (not heard by me) Bearded Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Regent's Canal: Canada Goose on nest near Camden. (Matt Reed).
  • Staines Moor: 5+ Wheatear, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, sev. Swallow, 5 Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove (Iain Darbyshire)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Slavonian Grebes & Little Gulls on North basin, Black-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver on South basin (Shaun Ferguson). I'm not the original poster but all four species seen by me 1600-1700. (Derik Palmer). 2 Little Ringed Plover (Bill Haines)
  • Stanwell Moor: Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, sev. Blackcap (Iain Darbyshire)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: Adult male Kestrel w over The Glade 16.00. Also 12 Herring Gull (10 e 2 w) (Neil Batten)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: am visit 5 Swallow, 4 Wheatear (G. Westley). brief pm visit: Little Egret, 3 sparring Buzzards, 2 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 11 Stock Dove, 7 Swallow, 2 Rook, 6 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 4 Teal; Hobby and Common Buzzard near Folly Farm (Tony Clancy / Ian Ellis)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: m Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, House Martin, 10+ Sand Martin, Swallow, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Singing Warblers; Cetti's, Willow, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Sedge. 3 Reed Buntings, 2 Shoveler No.5, Possible Dunlin flew through No.5. Green and Common Sandpiper No.4, Trickle of Sand Martins, Kingfisher No.1. 2, Great Black-backed Gulls. (Paul Whiteman, Stuart Fisher)
  • Waterworks NR: Cetti's Warbler, Buzzard high North c11:45 (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 12 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 3 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, f Wheatear, m Pochard, pr Shoveler, 5 Linnet (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: pr Shelduck on heronry, 2-4 Little Egret, f Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk, singing Lesser Whitethroat (Nick Croft)
  • Willesden (Roundwood Park): 1 singing Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush (Charlie Farrell)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Swallow, 1 Wheatear, 10+ Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff. Orange Tip and Speckled Wood butterflies (The Scrubbers)
  • Wraysbury GP's: 3 Common Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 9 Reed Bunting, 3 Swallow, 4 Cettis Warbler, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Chiffchaff, 4 Song Thrush, 5 Great Crested Grebe (Thomas Gibson)

Saturday 12th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Swallow, House Martin, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 12+ Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, m Common Teal Boating Lake, 5 Greylags west over Wood Green Res (Bob Watts).
  • Barbican: 2 Grey Wagtail (one carrying food), Chiffchaff, 3 Coot on nests, 2 Moorhen, 10 Mallard (Matt Reed)
  • Blackheath: Egyptian Goose (David Capper, James Lowen)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 male Wheatears, Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, Snipe, 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler 4m 2f, very large female Sparrowhawk seen twice, male Kestrel (Brent Birders).
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 4 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clapham Old Town: 2 Raven over south at 09:00 - balcony tick. (Mark H)
  • Crossness: Little Egret, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 4 Skylark, Wheatear, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff; River - 2 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 21 Gadwall, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, Ring Ouzel between Cory Incinerator & Crabtree Manorway - favouring the wooden pier at high tide (Ralph Todd)
  • Fishers Green: 3 Nightingale. 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Cettis Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, 9 Common Buzzard over Galleyhill Wood (Tony Clancy)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Blackcap 2 singing males, Sand Martin 2, Reed Bunting 1 Female (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan 6, Shelduck 2, Oystercatcher 2, Green Woodpecker, Blackcap 1 male, House Sparrow 3, Meadow Pipit 3, Linnet 3, 4 Reed Bunting 2 Pair seen by Riverside reedbed female was ringed. (Richard Green)
  • Gutteridge Wood: Pheasant, singing Lesser Whitethroat, in same area unusual Phyllosc singing that starts like Chiffchaff before song dramatically changes- sounds similar to clips I've heard online of Iberian Chiffchaff (no real experience of this species but different to any I've heard before- but maybe the LWC bird?), 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, pr Nuthatch (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath: Red Kite over N 1200 (Sash Tusa)
  • Hanwell W7: 4 Swallow N (Rob Mills)
  • Harrow School Farm: Lesser Whitethroat from public footpath (Michael Robinson)
  • Isle of Dogs: Mute Swan on nest on South Dock. (Matt Reed).
  • King George V Res: Black-necked Grebe, Smew, 3 Little gulls on South Basin (Birdguides).
  • Kensington Gardens: Wheatear (Ben Geldenhuis)
  • Leyton - Jubilee Park/Orient Way area: Rook south, singing Lesser Whitethroat, Singing Common Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow N, Little Egret SE, 4 Shelduck, 1-2 Meadow Pipit over (Stuart Fisher/Paul Whiteman)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Wigeon, Oystercatcher, 3 Little ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Glaucous Gull x Herring Gull hybrid 2nd winter, Common Tern, Arctic Tern lingering on main lake, 6 Swallow N, 40 Sand Martin, White Wagtail, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit N, 2 Linnet N, Lesser Redpoll N (R.Kaye)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 2 Swallow N at 13:30, 2 House Sparrow m&f (nest building) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Osterley Park: Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff singing, Common Buzzard, Common Gull, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Herring Gull, 20+ Jackdaw, 7 Mandarin, Mistle Thrush, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Swallow (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Red-legged Partridge, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Linnet over NE, 5 Swallow, Blackcap, 41 Jackdaw, Jay, 10 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker & Nuthatch (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Bearded Tit, 8 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Wheatear, Sand Martin, Swallow through, House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Common Tern, Stonechat (RSPB)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Clancy)
  • South Herts Golf Club: Raven north (Adrian Pearson)
  • Southwark Park: 60 Carrion Crow, 15 Coot - 2 very small broods and 5 other birds on nests, Egytian Goose, 2 Mute Swan (one on nest) (Matt Reed).
  • Staines Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe & Black-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver on South basin (Birdguides). 2 Dunlin on North Basin (Charlie Farrell)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: Common Buzzard low nw over the Broadway mobbed by Carrion Crows 12.10 (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: female Marsh Harrier 10.15-10.20, Avocet flew up river 08.30, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Turnstone, 2 Redshank (Andrew Self)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Pheasant, Red-legged Partridge (1st for several months), Buzzard (possibly 2 individuals), 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine disturbed on ground with fresh kill-possibly one of LRP), 8 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Stock Dove, 4 Skylark, Swallow, 14 Blackcap (11 singing), 4 Chiffchaff (2 singing), Treecreeper, 4 Rook, 3 Reed Bunting, 6 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm : Wheatear, Redshank, Little Egret, 4 Tree Sparrow, Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Willow Warbler, Marsh Tit. (S Blake et al); 15 Sand Martin, Swallow. (Andrew Thomas)
  • Vicarage Farm: pr Green Woodpecker copulating, 3 incl 2 singing Skylark, 7 Linnet, male Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammer 2 singing males and female (Robert Callf).
  • W2: Black Redstart 16.00 yesterday Male heard singing (S. Haslem)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - Sandwich Tern, Low Maynard Sedge Warbler (KJMcmanus).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: north marsh: Sedge Warbler, Leyton marsh: 2 Sand Martin (JW Davies)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley South Fields : Female Kestrel, 3 Swallow through Horse fields, Heron over, 2 RN Parakeets over, Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, Moorhen ! and 3 Muntjac. (David Martens)
  • Wimbledon Common: Wheatear on southern side of Rushmere, singing Common Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap (6 singing), 5 Chiffchaff, Grey Heron on Farm Bog, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch, Nuthatch (Chris Jasper)
  • Woodlands Farm: Swallow n, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 7 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 displaying Meadow Pipit (Charlie Farrell)

Friday 11th April 2014Edit

  • Barnes Pond: 8 Egyptian Geese adult & brood of 7 c2 month-old goslings (Matt Reed).
  • Beddington SF: 3 Wheatear 2m f, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 22 Buzzard, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, Little Egret (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: 2 Greylag Goose pr, male Gadwall, 2 Shoveler pr, male Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck 14m 8f (Robert Callf).
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite N 13.20, pair Shelduck, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Verrall).
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Common Tern, Willow Warbler singing, 3+ Blackcap singing, 2 Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck (John Archer & Jo Dowle); 3 Shelduck one of which was very bloody - probable fighting (Paul Hyland)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Heron high SE, Swallow NW, Willow Warbler (Neil Batten)
  • Finsbury Park: singing Willow Warbler, 4 Stock Doves, Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaffs & 2 Blackcaps singing, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail singing at station (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Gallions Reach: 4 Arctic Terns [Ldn yr-1st] upriver 08.30am, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Swallow, Sand Martin (Gary A James).
  • Furnivall Gardens: Grey Wagtail on Thames foreshore by Gardens (Matt Reed).
  • Greenwich: 2 Shelduck, Great Crested Grebe - Morden Wharf area (Conrad Ellam & Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Oystercatcher, pr Common Tern on nesting raft, singing Willow Warbler & Blackcap in Ecology Park, male Reed Bunting in riverside reed terraces, still 3+ Linnets around though they're getting scarce as area gets developed (Conrad Ellam & Richard Green)
  • Hampstead Heath: Swallow, singing Willow Warbler in hedge at top of Parliament Hill 06:30-07:30 only (Frank Nugent).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 5 Yellowhammers, 4 Greenfinch, 11 Cetti's Warblers, 17 Blackcaps, 5 Willow Warbler, Swallow, 3 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Ben Green); Lesser Whitethrost eve (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Tern, Green Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail h calling, Swallow, Sand Martin (WWT website); Curlew W, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Redshank, Common Gull 1s, Wigeon m, Shoveler m, Shelduck m, Yellow Wagtail m scrape, Lesser Whitethroat (J.Wilczur & R.Kaye); Grasshopper Warbler (M.Lewis per JW); Mandarin, 11 Egyptian Goose, 5 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 6 Swallow, 26 Meadow Pipit N/NW, Tree Pipit NW, 8 singing Cetti's Warbler, 18 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Linnet N/NW (R.Kaye)
  • Lower Morden: Willow Warbler (Bob Smith)
  • Mayflower Park: Willow Warbler, Swallow (Bob Smith)
  • Oakwood Park: Tree Pipit 07:40 - my first for site!, pr Little Grebe Conservation Pond, 4 Stock Dove 2 prs (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite over 16:35, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Fieldfare, 38 Jackdaw, 9 Stock Dove, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, Blackcap, singing Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit over & a Speckled Wood butterfly (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Common Tern, Common Whitethroat, Greenshank, 4 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: male Redstart still at Holly Lodge at 8am (J.Murray Snr).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: pr Garganey still 1405 (BirdGuides)
  • St James's Park: Common Buzzard high E at 14:25 (Frank Nugent).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: juv Great Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Swallow, 2 Blackcap, singing Sedge Warbler, Tree Pipit 1430-1630 at least (TeRNS)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Swallow, 13 Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler (Folly Farm), 26 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackcap, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Teal, 3 Mandarin, 9 Lapwing, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard (Ian Ellis).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: female Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Yellow Wagtail and Linnets in riding school paddocks (Susan Huckle)
  • Wanstead Flats: House Martin, 5 Swallow, 3 Wheatear (Wansteadbirders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Little Egret (Wansteadbirders)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley South Fields Barnet: 2 Swallow, singing Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, Song Thrush; Fox, Muntjac (David Martens) TQ227953
  • Woodford Green: Buzzard low N over my garden pursued by a crow 1745 (Steve Howey)

Thursday 10th April 2014Edit

  • Arkley, Barnet Gate Fields: 6 Buzzards (local & passage), 2 Swallow, 2 Skylark singing, 5 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler 11.00-13.00 (Roy Beddard) RB - is this site nr/aka South Arkley Fields ? - thx [b_e] It is west of Whitings Hill and as far as Barnet Gate Lane.
  • Beddington SF: 2ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Wheatear m&f, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 16+ Buzzard, Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover, Willow Warbler, 44 Sand Martin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Swallow, Red Kite, Redshank (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: Osprey N over dam 17.25, 3 Shelduck, 3 Greylag Geese, Willow Warbler singing behind dam (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Redstart (Surrey BC)
  • Clapham Old Town: Swallow N at 14:00, Sparrowhawk over (Mark Hiley)
  • East India Dock Basin: Chiffchaff, 3 Common Tern, 2 Blackcap m&f, 3 Shelduck (Paul Hyland); Willow Warbler singing (John Archer).
  • Eltham Palace Gardens: Common Whitethroat (Peter Charles)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, male Sparrowhawk, 2 Stock Dove (Neil Batten)
  • Finsbury Park: singing Willow Warbler, Little Grebe, 3 Red-crested Pochards (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Swallow NW 18:00-18:30 (Frank Nugent).
  • Holmethorpe SPs: m Pied Flycatcher [Ldn yr-1st] in Mercers CP car park 0800; still in cherry trees 1900 (BirdGuides)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Osprey over 1615 (BirdGuides)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Wheatear m&f 1pm on deck for a few seconds but scared off by numerous dog walkers, 2+ Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch (Epping Forest side), 4-5 Grey Heron over, Sparrowhawk, 4 Shoveler, 3 Black-headed Gull over, 2 Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Redshank, 2 Wheatear, 2 singing Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Pinner Park Farm: male Common Redstart, adult m Wheatear, Rook, Snipe, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, singing Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 34 Jackdaw, Jay, 38 Magpie, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit, Grey Heron & 5 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Grasshopper Warbler singing in car park 0822, 8 Common Scoter on Thames, Common Whitethroat, 3 Buzzard, 13 Blackcap (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Wheatears, singing Willow Warbler (Hugh Bradshaw); male Redstart - Holly Lodge paddocks, 2m Wheatear - Pond Slade (M.Lewis per JW).
  • Riddlesdown: Nightingale singing intermittently, Garden Warbler singing, Tawny Owl calling at 16:50 (John Birkett)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 3 male Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Staines Moor: 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 4 Sand Martin, Swallow, 4 Wheatear (Jim Sweetland)
  • Staines Reservoir: Little Gull, Great Northern Diver still (BirdGuides)
  • Stanwell Moor: 5 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, singing Willow Warbler (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stocker's Farm: Swallow around barn (Roger Dewey)
  • Streatham Common: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Nuthatch; also Holly Blue and Orange Tip (Peter Newmark)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Common Snipe (Conrad Ellam)
  • Thorpe Park: Slavonian Grebe (s/p) still present on Manor Lake, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (Kevin Duncan)
  • Totteridge Valley: 5 Yellow Wagtail over, 10 Meadow Pipit over, 3 Common Buzzard, also Willow Warbler and Coot at Darlands Lake (Ian Ellis)
  • Trent Park: singing Willow Warbler near Water Grdn (Robert Callf).
  • Vicarage Farm: Lapwing, 13 Meadow Pipit N, Yellow Wagtail N, singing Willow Warbler (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Rook circling to east for 10 minutes c09:30 (Paul Whiteman); Wheatear in paddock (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, Lockwood: Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, Wheatear, White Wagtail (KJMcmanus).
  • Wanstead Flats: m Ring Ouzel, 2m Wheatear, singing Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler (Wansteadbirders)
  • Wey Meadows: Shelduck m and Green Sandpiper (Kevin Duncan)

Wednesday 9th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite 1315, Common Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warblers, Northern Wheatear (Alan Gibson, Dominic Mitchell, Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Amwell GP: Osprey N 1859 (BirdGuides)
  • Beddington SF: 9 Buzzard, 21 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Willow Warbler, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Snipe (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Blackheath Vanbrugh Park area: Swallow W, Osprey over (same one as Greenwich Park below), 2 Sparrowhawks together, Willow Warbler, Blackcap; also Holly Blue, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, Snipe, pair of Peregrines over, 2 Swallows N, Cetti's Warbler singing, 2 Willow Warblers, 11 Chiffchaffs, 18 Blackcaps (Roy Beddard, Andrew Verrall).
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: hybrid male Red-crested Pochard x Tufted Duck, pr Common Buzzards, 2 Water Pipits NW, 6m Skylarks in one breeding area, 6 Swallows, 8 Blackcaps, 5 Willow Warblers, 8m Chiffchaffs, 4 Reed Buntings 2pr (Tony Duckett).
  • Crossness: male Ring Ouzel still 1338 (Birdguides)
  • Enfield: fem Northern Wheatear on farmland (Robert Callf).
  • Finsbury Park: 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps holding territory, Stock Dove seems to have evicted a Mallard from tree hole, Little Grebes appeared to have cleared off, Grey Wagtail still holding territory at station/bus depot (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Greenwich Park: Osprey NW 14:50, 3 Common Buzzards W/NW, also Grey Heron high NW poss migrant (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Wheatear at top of tree just up from bandstand at 08:30, singing Willow Warbler same location, 3 Linnet & 2 Meadow Pipit W, Common Buzzard N at 10:50, Swallow N (Frank Nugent).
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Red-throated Diver late aft - permit only (BirdGuides)
  • KGV Reservoir: 2 Wheatear, Little Gull, Common Buzzard, 3 Brambling, 10 Sand Martin; many Small Tortoiseshell (Tony Clancy)
  • London Wetland Centre: Mandarin, 10 Egyptian Goose, 5 Sparrowhawk 2 local pairs & migrant N, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 3 Heron migrants NW, Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Rook SE, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet (R.Kaye)
  • Maple Lodge NR: Osprey over toward Stocker's Lake 1745 (BirdGuides)
  • Netherhall GP: Osprey SW 1853 (BirdGuides)
  • Northaw: Cuckoo h in field (Bruce Bennett per Herts BC)
  • Notting Hill Gate 300m fr tube station on Kensington Park Rd: splendid cock Ring-necked Pheasant crossed Kensington Park Rd & explored basement level of terrace house (Angus Innes).
  • Pinner Park Farm: m Wheatear first-summer, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 34 Jackdaw, 9 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit & Blackcap (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Ring Ouzel nr Dragonfly_Pond 1945, 2 Yellow Wagtail over (RSPB blog/BirdGuides)
  • Rammey Marsh: m Bullfinch (James Palmer)
  • Roding Valley Meadows: 12 Common Buzzards all NW 10.00-11.00am, Turtle Dove [Ldn yr-1st] earliest I have ever recorded, 4 Little Egret, 4 Swallow, 15 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (Gary A James)
  • Roehampton: Buzzard circling at 1pm then E mobbed by crows SW15 5PY (Clarence Ln/Priory Ln); pr Grey Wagtail m still singing & displaying on top of school bldg, Blackcap singing and 2 Nuthatches displaying & singing on territories (D Benton).
  • Rye Meads NR: Osprey NE 1854 (BirdGuides); 2 Reed Warbler h fr warbler_hide (Herts BC)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: m Goosander (James Palmer).
  • Staines Moor: Buzzard, Cetti's Warbler, Red Kite, 2 Little Egret, Wheatear (Jim Sweetland); f Northern Wheatear, 14+ Common Buzzard inc resident pair displaying, 4+ Red Kite, f Sparrowhawk, 2 House Martin NW, 21 Sand Martin mainly NW, 4 Swallow mainly NW, 7 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Redshank, 1-2 Common Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler Butts Pond & Bonehead Ditch, 3+ Little Egret, 18 Linnet, 2-3 Pied Wagtail, 5 Reed Bunting and 9+ Lapwing (Lee Dingain).
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver on South basin, 1w Little Gull on north basin (Jim Sweetland); 3 Little Gull, 3 Little Ringed Plover (BirdGuides); ad White Wagtail on north basin by Town Lane ramp (Tony Kennelly); 2 Mediterranean Gull, Yellow Wagtail (Surrey BC)
  • Stanwell Moor: 6 singing Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler, House Martin (Jim Sweetland); Sedge Warbler east of boardwalk, 5 Swallow (Lee Dingain)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard over, 2 Swallow through, Grey Wagtail, singing Willow Warbler, m Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Stoneleigh: 2 Sparrowhawk pair displaying over the Broadway c17:15 (Neil Batten)
  • Swanley Park: 1st Mallard brood of 10, 3 Greylag, 4 Linnet (site first), 4 Blackcap, Green Woodpecker (Andy Meaton)
  • Tooting Commons: Willow Warbler, 8m Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Egyptian Geese & 1 gosling, m Sparrowhawk, 6 Stock Dove, Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 40+ Tufted Duck, 3 Jay, 3 Cormorant E 0645, juv Woodpigeon (James Hudson); north end - Buzzard circling high moving slowly NE 3.15pm, 2 Blackcap m&f (Nick Granger-Taylor)
  • Totteridge Valley: 20+ singing Chiffchaff, 11 singing Blackcap, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Kestrel pr mating, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 5 Teal, Linnet over, Mistle Thrush, Treecreeper, Nuthatch; also lots of Peacock butterflies, 3 Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma (Ian Ellis/John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 4 Tree Sparrow, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Tern, Wheatear (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: LV Riding Centre - 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Blackcap (David Collins); singing Sedge Warbler next to R Lea by railway arch, singing Willow Warbler opp stables (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart west of centre rd, Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Swallow, pr Linnet, Reed Bunting, f Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: singing Lesser Whitethroat [Ldn yr-1st] earliest by a week in Old Sewage Works, 4 singing Willow Warbler, 4 Little Egret, Yellowhammer N, pr Linnet, pr Sparrowhawk, pr Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: Swallow, Common Buzzard thermalling, with male Peregrine Falcon gliding a few metres behind, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, singing Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 12 Teal, 6 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck (David Collins); Lapwing over c09:00 (Paul Whiteman)
  • West Harrow: Swallow N over garden 6.45pm - year tick! (Alex Massey)
  • Whitings Hill Barnet: male Wheatear top of Hill 8.40am, Linnet, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap; Red-legged Partridge in winter wheat field back of Hill, also 2 singing Skylark overhead, female kestrel over - 5pm; Orange Tip, Peacock butterflies, Red Admiral and Tortoiseshell butterflies also noted (David Martens)
  • Worcester Park: Northern Wheatear on fields (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 singing Willow Warbler, Swallow, c10 Blackcap incl 5 singers, c4 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Stock Dove, 6 Cormorant, 2 Jay, c10 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo & Stephen Rutt)

Tuesday 8th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Northern Wheatear pitch n putt 0710, Meadow Pipit (Bob Watts).
  • Banstead Woods: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker The Scrub (CFBW blog)
  • Battersea: House Sparrow - small colony (at least 4 birds) on Plough Road (Tony Stones)
  • Bow Creek: 5 Sand Martin (James Palmer)
  • Brent Reservoir: Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 22 Sand Martins through (Andrew Self); Common Tern flew in 14.55 & stayed 10+ mins (Andrew Verrall).
  • Brixton: Pair House Sparrow, Blenheim Gardens Estate (Tony Stones)
  • Broadwater Lake: f Goldeneye, Oystercatcher on island, 2 Cetti's Warbler (poss pr), Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2+ Blackcaps, Garden Warbler [Ldn yr-1st], Goldcrest (Roger Dewey)
  • Crossness: Peregrine, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Reed Bunting, 4 Redshank, Greenshank, Shelduck, Teal, Gadwall, Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler and Chiffchaff h, 2 Oystercatcher, Little Egret; dead Shrew (Dawn Painter); Ring Ouzel m still 1700 (BirdGuides)
  • Enfield: 2 Northern Wheatear pr on farmland (Robert Callf).
  • Enfield Ridgeway: Red Kite in wind nr St Johns school (Brian Dawton)
  • Fulham: 3 House Sparrows on feeders along Carnwath Road Riverside (Tony Stones)
  • Hackney E8 (Downs Park Rd/Pembury Rd): cock Pheasant wandering on grass on edge of Pembury Estate 17:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Harrow School Farm: Northern Wheatear f, Meadow Pipit TQ 159 868 (Alex Massey)
  • KGV Reservoir: 9 Goldeneye, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Black-necked Grebe, first-summer Little Gull, 6 Common Tern, 3 Wheatear 2m, 12 Sand Martin, m Ring Ouzel west bank of North basin, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egrets, pair of Wigeon still (Mike Oakland)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield: 5 Barn Swallows, 2 Common Buzzards, Yellowhammer (Mike Oakland)
  • London Wetland Centre: Buzzard pm, Swallow, Redpoll, 5 Willow Warbler (Adam Salmon).
  • Mudchute Park: singing Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 4+ male Blackcaps (Stuart Fisher)
  • Pinner Park Farm: adult Egyptian Goose, Little Egret over, Little Owl, Mistle Thrush & 9 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Osterley Park: Common Redstart m at end of path betw Osterley Pk car park & Osterley Ln 1845 (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham RSPB: Osprey NW at 0800, Greenshank (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2-3 Peregrine, 3 Buzzard (J.Wilczur); Swallow (Hugh Bradshaw).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: pr Garganey fr gadwall_hide, 2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck (Vicky Buckel per Herts BC)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: Barn Swallow (Robert Callf).
  • South Norwood Lake: 5 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (John Watson)
  • Staines Moor: Little Egret, Swallow, 11 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Red Kite, 6 Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 15+ Lapwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron (Thomas Gibson)
  • Staines Reservoir: Oystercatcher, 2 Little Gull, Dunlin and Common Tern (Kevin Duncan); Great Northern Diver and Black-necked Grebe still south basin (BirdGuides)
  • Stanwell Moor: House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 11 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, Kestrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Pheasant, Song Thrush (Thomas Gibson)
  • Tower of London: Kestrel, House Sparrow (Matt Reed).
  • Trent Park: Little Egret SW over Williams Wood 08:50 (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Wheatear, White Wagtail m, Great Black-backed Gull, Little Owl, 2 Little Grebe, Red Kite, 2+ Buzzard (Steve Blake/David Booth)
  • Wanstead Flats: Osprey NW at 08:15, 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler (Wanstead Birders) some pics here
  • Wimbledon Common: 4 Buzzard (J.Wilczur).
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: singing Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear, c10 Chiffchaff, c8 Blackcap, c4 Linnet, c10 Meadow Pipit (The Scrubbers)

Monday 7th April 2014Edit

  • Abney Park Cemetery: pair Sparrowhawk over displaying, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap (4 singing) (TeRNS)

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler middle platform (Bob Watts).
  • Barbican: two Coot nests (John Colmans)
  • Beddington SF: Sandwich Tern [Ldn yr-1st] E, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 20 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 20 Black-tailed Godwit over (17 & 3), 3 Snipe, 2 Willow Warbler (Twitter, BFBG, Surrey BC) pics
  • Betchworth Quarry NR: Ring Ouzel (prob f) briefly then N 1715 (Surrey BC)
  • Broadwater Lake: 6 Goldeneye, 3 Kingfisher, 30+ Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 14 Blackcap, 16 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Bullfinch (Simon Buckingham)
  • Brookmill Park: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin: 6 Egyptian Goose (pr & 4+ goslings on Thames - I suspect they nested on south side), 5 Shelduck, 6 Teal, 46 Tufted Duck (John Archer)
  • Feltham Green Pond: 2 Greylag Geese - not a common sighting in middle of Feltham (Keith Kerr).
  • KGV Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe northeast corner south basin, 3 Goosander, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Common Tern, Little Gull 1s south basin, f Wheatear, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Neville Smith).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Willow Warbler (one present on court site all day), 6 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, pr Grey Wagtail, 6 Shoveler, no Black-headed Gulls now, Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: m Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 14 Sand Martin, Sedge Warbler, 10 Redshank, Common Sandpiper (Adam Salmon).
  • Mayflower Park: first Willow Warbler (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Willow Warbler, Blackcap, singing Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 2 Jackdaw & 5 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: m Common Redstart [Ldn yr-1st] in car park 09:10, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Swallow over Pen Ponds 1535, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker heard calling (not drumming) nr Lower Pen Pond (S.Czapski)
  • Roehampton SW15 5PY (Clarence Ln/Priory Ln): pr Grey Wagtail m still singing & displaying on top of school bldg, Blackcap singing (D Benton)
  • South Bank: 3 Egyptian Geese nr HMS Belfast at low tide 13:15 (Andrew McCarthy)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Great Northern Diver south basin, Little Gull 1w north basin (BirdGuides)
  • Thorpe Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Manor Lake (BirdGuides)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Willow Warbler, Redpoll sp north 1230 (Bob Watts).
  • Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster: 2 Gadwall m&f N over Palace of Westminster at 08:40 (Frank Nugent).

Sunday 6th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: no sign of red-head Smew Boating Lake, but m Teal still (Bob Watts).
  • Banstead Woods: Raven over The Scrub (Ian Ward per CFBW blog)
  • Beddington: Red Kite (5 over last three days), Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, 8+ Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, House Martin, 6 Green Sandpiper (Peter Alfrey, BFBG) pics here
  • Brent Reservoir: Cetti's Warbler by main hide, 14 singing Blackcap, 12 singing Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); also Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 3 Snipe, Reed Bunting (Roy Beddard).
  • Crossness: 2 Snipe (Norman Road Field), Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti's Warbler; West Paddock - 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover; Thames/foreshore - 2 Curlew, Greenshank, 15 Redshank, 6 Oystercatchers, 55 Gadwall, 84 Teal, 2 Wigeon; Iron Mountain storage - male Ring Ouzel, female Black Redstart, 3 Ringed Plover (east of Crabtree Manorway) (Ralph Todd and Steve Carter)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Common Tern upriver 9.45, Reed Bunting pair nest building in Ecology Park, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam & Richard Green)
  • Hackney Marshes: Kingfisher, 2 Pochard, 20+ Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 6 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sand Martin (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath: House Martin NW at 12:30, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet - from Parliament Hill; Swallow NW over Kenwood at 14:15, 2 Collared Dove in tree opp Gospel Oak entrance (Frank Nugent).
  • Kilburn: Chiffchaff in back garden on Fordwych Rd (Matt Reed).
  • King George V Reservoir: Common Tern, 7 Sand Martin, Goosander, 8 Goldeneye (Tony Clancy)
  • Little Venice: 13 Pochard - great count for here especially for month & mild weather (Matt Reed)
  • London Wetland Centre: Mandarin, Green Sandpiper, 11 Snipe, 280 Herring Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Linnet over (J.Wilczur & R.Kaye).
  • Maida Vale: 2 Mistle Thrush on Cambridge Rd very noisy and early fledged juv Jay on Randolph Ave, Buzzard call heard over Paddington Rec Grd but none seen & possibly done by mimicking adult Jay nearby (Matt Reed)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Snipe, 7 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 19 Jackdaw, Grey Heron & 9 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • South Bank: 2 Coot on Thames (Matt Reed)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck (Shailesh Patel)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Peregrine (James Palmer)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Osprey through at c12:50 Steve Pearce); Red Kite, 8+ Sand Martin, Swallow (Tony Wileman per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, Lockwood: pr Common Scoter still (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wandsworth Common: Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 12 Stock Dove (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Swallow, Little Egret, 2 Pochard, Willow Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Swallow, Little Egret, 2 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, Linnet, 2 mating Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Waterworks NR: Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Song Thrush (G.Gramlick); Snipe, singing Cetti's Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker (David Collins)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Swallow W, c8 Blackcap, c5 Chiffchaff and adult Great Black-backed Gull on football pitches (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall)

Saturday 5th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Smew red-head again on Boating Lake not over confiding though I noticed bread in its bill, also m Teal still here, Shoveler pair on Wood Green Res, 8+ Blackcaps singing, 5 Chiffchaffs (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington SF: Little Ringed Plover, 3 Sand Martin, Red Kite, 2 Curlew (Twitter)
  • Betchworth Quarry NR: m Ring Ouzel still 1800 (Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: Egyptian Goose on rafts, Cetti's Warbler singing around Heron Hide, 2 Snipe, 7 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs (Brent Birders).
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clayhall: Red Kite NW 16:50 (Brandon Anderson).
  • Crossness: Ring Ouzel m still late morning (Mike Robinson per JA); 2 Common Tern, 2 Swallow N, 4+ Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3 Curlew, 2 Blackcap, Wigeon m, 2 Shoveler (John Archer)
  • Croydon: 1-2 Red Kite W over Chepstow Rise at 09:22 then another or same at 17:15 at same altitude & heading as morning (Croydon Birders)
  • Dalston: Grey Wagtail Colvestone school (Kathryn Packer)
  • Enfield Chase: Red Kite (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Red Kite 11.01 & 11.32, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Curlew, Common Tern, Pheasant, 2 Blackcaps (Gary A James)
  • Greenford (Ravenor Park): m Pheasant -1st record here (K. Bull)
  • Hampstead Heath: Willow Warbler in hedge nr bandstand, Linnet over, pair of Collared Dove on grass at Lido (Frank Nugent).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Common Whitethroat, 2+ Willow Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer (Andrew Cox per EBwS)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: c20 Swallows & Martin sp hawking insects low over water at 4.30pm - my view from the mounds on Molesey Heath (TQ 133 672) was of a limited area of water but I'd say there were about 20 Swallows, fewer Martins (S.Czapski)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Buzzard, 6+ Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 10 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Willow Warbler, 5 Linnet N (R.Kaye, H.Bradshaw)
  • Maple Lodge NR: m Garganey arr'd 0720, Willow Warbler (Paul Lewis per Herts BC)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard over, Little Owl, Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, Blackcap, 41 Jackdaw, Jay, 3 Stock Dove, 16 Canada Goose (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfishers incubating (Twitter); Red Kite over at noon & 2 singing Sedge Warbler opp Aveley Pools (Frank Nugent); 5 Common Tern on Thames (RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Sedge Warbler 6.30am Wetland Pen - not seen after Kestrels started chasing Mallards [equal earliest-ever date here - prev'y 1983], m Peregrine 11.30am, Sparrowhawk very high E at 11.40am, Grey Wagtail (Tony Duckett);
  • Richmond Park: Buzzard in Prince Charles Spinney, m Stonechat and Little Owl southeast of White Ash Pond (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Ruislip Lido: 4 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler - Poor's Field (Nigel Dodd).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Grasshopper Warbler [Ldn yr-1st] reeling and 2 Sedge Warbler singing nr warbler_hide (Toby Spall per Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: 3 Egyptian Goose goslings c1 mo old (Matt Reed)
  • Staines Moor: Swallow, Water Pipit (via Rob Innes), 7 Sand Martin around R Colne mid-pm, 3 Red Kite, 2-3 Common Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2+ Redshank, 17 Lapwing, 2+ Common Buzzard, 4+ Greylag Goose, Kingfisher, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Reed Bunting, Pied Wagtail along Colne (Lee Dingain) - a few pics here
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • Stanwell Moor: Sedge Warbler, Red Kite, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Shelduck, Blackcap (Lee Dingain)
  • Sunbury: Red Kite W 17:45 (callahan) full name pls ?
  • Surrey Docks: Canada Water - Mute Swan on nest, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Coot on nests, Moorhen, Cormorant; Greenland Dock - 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Canada Geese, Greylag, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Coot broods of just hatched chicks in Plover Way section (Matt Reed).
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Sand Martin, 10 singing Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Turnstone, 11 Redshank (Andrew Self)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: pr Teal, 3 Pheasant, Little Egret, pr Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover over & down out of sight, 2 Skylark, m Wheatear, Fieldfare, 6 singing Chiffchaff, 5 singing Blackcap, 3 Rook, pr Reed Bunting, pr Bullfinch feeding on sallow buds, 6 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Thorpe Park: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard (James Lowen); Slavonian Grebe (s/p) still present on Manor Lake, 2 adult Great Black-blacked Gull, Little Egret, Kingfisher (Kevin Duncan)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: f Wheatear (S Blake per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Black Redstart SW side of paddocks, Sand Martin through (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, Lockwood: 2 Common Scoter m f early pm (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, Little Egret, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Pochard (Tony Brown et al)
  • Waterworks NR: singing Willow Warbler, singing Cetti's Warbler (Stuart Fisher)
  • Whitings Hill Barnet: pair of Buzzards displaying over (David Martens)

Friday 4th April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard soaring high over garden centre at 1455 (Pete Mantle)
  • Beddington SF: Red Kite, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Swallow, Redshank (Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, Red Kite circled S 9.55, Common Buzzard circled SE 8.50, 8 Snipe, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap (Andrew Verrall, Steve Blake).
  • Bloomsbury WC1 (British Museum): Ring-necked Parakeet over (Michael Rank).
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness & Ridgeway: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, drake Wigeon, 11 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam); Ring Ouzel m on foreshore just east of sewage outfall at 13:15 (Mike Robinson & Steve Carter per JA); Ring ousel still present at 18:00 on wader scrape in bushes around sluice gate; female Black Redstart and Wheatear c1 mi further east along Thames Path on metal gantries by Tesco distribution depot (Gus Wilson).
  • East India Dock Basin: Common Tern, 2 Blackcap singing, 3 Shelduck, 16 Teal, 42 Tufted Duck, 3 Greylag Goose (Nick Tanner & John Archer)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 2 singing Blackcaps, 5 singing Chiffchaffs, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch; Orange Tip butterfly (Neil Batten)
  • Finsbury Park: 2 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs singing; Grey Wagtail singing at station/bus depot (probably bred here last year) (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Pheasant male, 2 Oystercatcher 08.00 (Richard Green)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Buzzard W 1105 and Swallow W 1110 over Sanctuary Pond, 10 singing Blackcaps, 10 singing Chiffchaffs, 4 Stock Doves W nr Parliament Hill (Pete Mantle); Willow Warbler (Dave Porritt)
  • Headstone Moat: Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, 2 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Little Gull adult summer (Derek Turner).
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Black Tern [Ldn yr-1st] pm (Dave Harris via Twitter); 4 Little Gull briefly (Surrey BC)
  • KGV Reservoir: Avocet am, Ring Ouzel reported 1245 N Basin west side, 2 ad Little Gull S Basin (BirdGuides)
  • Kingston upon Thames: KIngfisher flew down R Hogsmill & out across Thames at Charter Quay (Nigel Jackman)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Mandarin, 3 Red Kite, 2 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 4 Redshank, 204 Herring Gull, Little Egret, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Redwing, 9 singing Cetti's Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Linnet N (R.Kaye)
  • North Greenwich: male Pheasant near Broxbourne College - photo available on request (Phil Laurie from David Baldwin) PL - can you confirm where College is - on Peninsula ? [b_e]
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 18 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit, Grey Heron, 3 Stock Dove, 12 Canada Goose & 31 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: White Wagtail (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham RSPB: 6 Common Scoter on Thames 15:00 (Twitter)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: am - 3 Kingfisher (per RSPB blog), Curlew over 1145 and Peregrine over 1150 (Terry Smith), 2 Oystercatcher, Shelduck, 2 Mediterranean Gull over calling; pm - Barn Owl over, Kittiwake lagoon fr Gadwall_hide 1630-1645 (Vicky Buckel per Herts BC & RSPB blog)
  • St John's Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker on Hamilton Terrace (Matt Reed).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Common Scoter, Brent Goose, Redshank on north basin, Great Northern Diver on South basin, 2 Linnet (Steve Woolfenden); Little Gull, Black-tailed Godwit (Surrey BC)
  • Stanwell Moor: Swallow - seen from path by reservoir from Stanwell to Staines Moor - might come under Stanwell Moor (Bill Haines). It is Stanwell Moor Lee Dingain
  • Stoneleigh: singing Blackcap (railway), 60 Herring Gull and Lesser Black-Backed Gulls E over Broadway at 08:35 (Neil Batten)
  • Thorney CP: 4 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 3 Jays, Bullfinch m, Kingfisher betw 2 bridges, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Greenfinch, 7 Blackcaps 3f 4m, Chaffinch (Sue Giddens)
  • Thorpe Park: Slavonian Grebe (s/p) on Manor Lake, 2 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon and 6 Shoveler (Kevin Duncan)
  • Tooting Commons: Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap inc 2pr (1pr nest-building), 6 Chiffchaff (1 nest-building), 2 Egyptian Geese & 1 gosling, 10 Stock Dove, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Tufted Duck (James Hudson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 19 singing Chiffchaff, 6 singing Blackcap, 15 Redwing N (one flock), 5 Lapwing, 2 Kestrel, 7 Teal, 2 Mandarin (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, Lockwood: 2 Common Scoter, 2 Swallow, Buzzard (KJMcmanus; BirdGuides).
  • Waterworks NR: Green Woodpecker, 6 Pochard, 6 Teal, 2 Blackcap, 8 Ring-necked Parakeets; Weasel (S Huckle)
  • Whitings Hill Barnet: male Kestrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Ring-necked Parakeet over, 3 Shelduck m 2f over, Heron over (David Martens)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 4 Redwing W, c5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, c10 Meadow Pipit (The Scrubbers)
  • Wraysbury GP: singing Sedge Warbler, Whooper Swan on BA sailing pit just inside LNHS boundary - does anyone know provenance of this bird? (Bill Haines). BH - one of Regent's Pk free-flying collection birds went missing last yr - ARD do you know if it died? [b_e]

Thursday 3rd April 2014Edit

  • Betchworth Quarry NR: m Ring Ouzel 0820 (Surrey BC) TQ208518
  • Bexleyheath - The Warren: Green Woodpecker, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove 2pr&1, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch pr&1, pr Jay, 7 Great Tit, 12 Blue Tit, 9 Wren, 8 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush (Ralph Todd)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: 5 Meadow Pipits, 5 Sand Martins, 3 Chiffchaff, 6+ Blackcaps (Greengrandad)
  • High Barnet: Blackcap & Willow Warbler singing in back garden (Roy Beddard)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Common Terns, c10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Lapwing over, 3 Buzzard, Meadow Pipit, 5 Stock Dove (Steve Murray, Derek Turner).
  • Ladywell/Brockley Cemetery: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush (1 singing), Chiffchaff, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets (Phil Laurie)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Redshank, 6 Sand Martin (WWT website); Cuckoo [Ldn yr-1st] heard calling four times in area of Berkley Bat House (Dan Burgess); Firecrest in Wildside area c13:30 but not seen since (Catherine Beazley); Jack Snipe showing well on wader scrape from Peacock_Tower late am (Bill Haines); Green Sandpiper on Wader Scrape & grazing marsh, 4 Wigeon still present (Matt Palmer)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Owl, 15 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 7 Stock Dove, 32 Jackdaw, Jay, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch & Coal Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner (St. Michael's Crescent): Little Egret over (Jon Ridge); Badgers have been photographed recently in this area irrelevant I know (Richard Francis)
  • Rainham RSPB: Willow Warbler, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Bearded Tit, Yellow Wagtail over, Yellowhammer sea wall, 5 Pintail, Little Ringed Plover, Peregrine and Curlew (Dave Morrison); Buzzard, Swallow, Marsh Harrier (with wing-tag) (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: pr Little Grebe nest-building, pr Shelduck [- part of the collection ? Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, singing Blackcap (Robert Callf).
  • Staines Moor: 2 Little Egret and Water Pipit (C Lamsdell)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver fishing by Town Ln entrance (Roger Kohn); Black-necked Grebe South Basin, 2 Common Scoter North Basin (Rich Petley); 10 Common Tern 7.00pm (Neil Randon)
  • St James's Park: Green Woodpecker 'yaffle' call heard twice at 10.20 BST (Mike Earp)
  • St Katharine's Docks: Kestrel, 4 House Sparrow (Alex Massey)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, Lockwood: pr Common Scoter , pr Garganey (KJMcmanus, Lol Cumming) Pics
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Sand Martin, 2 male Reed Bunting, 3 Meadow Pipit, c5 Blackcap, c4 Chiffchaff, 3 Stock Dove, c4 Linnet, female Kestrel - LV Riding Centre & Leyton Marsh (David Collins)
  • Waterworks NR: Cetti's Warbler singing, 3 Teal, 8 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe (David Collins)
  • Whitings Hill Barnet: 7 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Blackcap & Chiffchaff singing, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets over, Kestrel (David Martens)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: male Ring Ouzel briefly on embankment at 0720 before heading off high NE, also c6 Blackcap, c5 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker (David Lindo & Paul Thomas).

Wednesday 2nd April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler still 7am just south of Conservation Pond (Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Brent Reservoir: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on slope (Andrew Self); 12 Snipe, Cetti's Warbler singing just left of main hide at 11.55 (Roy Beddard); Green Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martins N, male Peregrine over res at 15.35 (Andrew Verrall).
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase: fem Ferruginous Duck present on slack 6.50pm (Steve Bacon)
  • Fairlop Waters: 3 singing Blackcap, singing Willow Warbler (Steve Bacon)
  • Greenwich: Egyptian Goose - Thames Path by Morden Wharf (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Sand Martin at 18.10 (Richard Green)
  • Heathrow Airport: terminal 4 - Peregrine seemed to be carrying prey (Paul Whiteman)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Common Tern [Ldn yr-1st] (Surrey BC)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Green Sandpiper SE at 06:50, Lesser Redpoll over calling, 5 Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, 12 Shoveler, pr Stock Dove, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • Little Britain Iver/Cowley: 2 Kingfishers, 2 Treecreepers, 15 Fieldfare in field, 24 Greylags, Jay, Red Kite over, Mistle Thrush, 3 Blackcaps, Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, 7 Grey Herons on nests, Song Thrush, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Stock Doves, Pied Wagtail (Sue Giddens)
  • Lord's Cricket Ground: Peregrine over c1pm (John Colmans)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Owl, 13 Fieldfare, 16 Jackdaw, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Grey Heron, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Canada Goose wth a metal ring (left leg) (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Redshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Sand Martin, Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, pr Bearded Tit, 36 Curlew (Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 2 Common Scoter (Jim Sweetland)
  • Tooting Commons: Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Geese & 2 goslings, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (inc pair mating), 3 Nuthatch, 4+ Song Thrush, 6+ Stock Dove, 27 Tufted Duck, Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker (James Hudson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 7 Meadow Pipit, Pheasant, 2 Sand Martin (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, East Warwick: 2 Garganey m&f (Mike Messenger)

Tuesday 1st April 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler (James Palmer); pr Shelduck Wood Green Res 0700 but gone by 0800, also Egyptian Goose, pr Shoveler, Little Egret SW 0655 (Bob Watts); 2 Fieldfare high nr Boating Lake (Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Amwell NR: Spotted Redshank for 2nd day in front of viewpoint at 2.15pm (Simon West)
  • Banstead Woods: Marsh Harrier NE (CFBW blog)
  • Beddington SF: Little Ringed Plover, Swallow, Water Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Twitter)
  • Bencroft Wood nr Wormley West End: 6 Hawfinch just south of Wood am (Mike Ilett per Herts BC; BirdGuides)
  • Bow Creek: Little Ringed Plover, Chiffchaff (Paul Hyland)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burnt Oak: probable Wheatear in Burnt Oak Brook area 6.30pm (Deb Jackson)
  • Crayford Marshes: adult Little Gull, Spotted Redshank, 9 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Green Sandpiper (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness: Northern Marsh/LNR - 2 Little Grebe, 11 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Skylark, 4 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting; Southern Marsh - 3 Little Grebe, pr Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting; Thamesmead River - 355 Teal, pr Wigeon, 22 Gadwall, 3 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Greenshank, 10 Redshank, Snipe (Ralph Todd)
  • East India Dock Basin: Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Greylag, 5 Canada Geese, Blackcap m, 4 Shelduck (Paul Hyland).
  • Greenwich Park: Linnet, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (James Lowen)
  • Hampstead Heath: singing Skylark above rough grass north of running track at 0715 (Pete Mantle)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Red Kite S 12.06pm (Dave Morrison)
  • Iver Heath: 9 Buzzard circling S (C Lamsdell)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: 2 Buzzards S towards QEOP (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) c13:30 & 13:45 (Paul Whiteman)
  • Leyton: 3 separate Meadow Pipits over am (Paul Whiteman)
  • Kew Gardens: 6 Buzzard over Herbarium (David Goyder, Tim Utteridge); 2 Stock Dove, singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Iain Darbyshire).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: singing Willow Warbler nr Hollow Pond, 4 Blackcap, c6 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 12 Shoveler, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch N, pr Grey Wagtail (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 5+ Redshank, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap singing (WWT website); Iceland Gull 1-2cy briefly (H.Bradshaw); Siberian Chiffchaff showed well - sang & called just W of Dulverton hide, 2 Buzzard over, pr Peregrine over, 8 Redshank, 8 Sand Martin, 5 singing Cetti's Warbler (J.Wilczur); adult Little Gull W (anon per JW).
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, m Sparrowhawk (Rich Petley)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: Red Kite W 12:00pm (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Pinner High Street : Grey Wagtail (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl, Snipe, 10 Fieldfare, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 25 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaff & 12 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Little Gull, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler [Ldn yr-1st], Sand Martin (Twitter); Barn Owl (Reserve Blog)
  • St Paul's Cathedral: f Sparrowhawk circling over cathedral at 1pm (Ian Bradshaw); and possibly the same one circling over Houses of Parliament at 13:30 (Frank Nugent).
  • Staines Moor/Stanwell Moor: Water Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, f Wheatear, Red Kite, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap, Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 9 Chiffchaff (Oliver Simms). OS - grateful if you could pls split Staines/Stanwell sightings into separate posts for mapping purposes - thx [b_e]
  • Staines Moor: Brent Goose still, Water Pipit, Sand Martin, 2 Redshank, 3 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 22 Reed Bunting, 8 Lapwing, 3 Snipe (Surrey Bird Club).
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver (C Lamsdell); 2 Common Scoter, Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Kingfisher, 6+ Goldeneye, Redshank (Oliver Simms); Little Gull 1445 (BirdGuides)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 12 singing Chiffchaff, 3 singing Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, 8 Teal, 2 drake Mandarin (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 5 male Blackcap, 6 Jay together flew over Moat Wood in a line (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Trinity Gardens, Poplar: Lesser Redpoll N at 11:30 (John Archer) TQ374810
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit - horse paddocks (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - Little Ringed Plover, 4 Buzzard (KJMcmanus); Banbury - 4 Goosander (1 drake), 11 Shelduck, pr Peregrine, Sand Martin, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: 27 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Reed Bunting, 6 singing Chiffchaff, 5 singing Blackcap, 5 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 5 Skylark, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Waterworks NR: Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret over (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Willesden: 10 Meadow Pipits and 4 Linnets over Ancona Rd around midday (Pete Mantle)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker (Charlie Farrell)

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