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Sunday 31st August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Wryneck western perimeter cricket pitch & cricket scrub and f Redstart from 0850, also 3 Whinchat, 6 Spotted Flycatcher (3 Grove), 2 Sand Martin (Henry Wyn-Jones et al)
  • Bentley Priory: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, m Redstart, Common Buzzard (Record shot pictures for both pr of Whinchat & Flycatchers Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 2 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 5 Swift, 14 Sand Martin & 26 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Croxley Common Moor : Sedge Warbler and Yellow Wagtail (Maeland1960)
  • Hampstead Heath: 8 Wheatear (5 top of Parliament Hill, 2 on Running track, 1 flyover), 5 Whinchat (4 opp running track, 1 on hill), Cuckoo over the hill & into Hedge 2, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit W, 12 Sand Martin W, 2 Yellow Wagtail W, 20+ Meadow Pipit W, 200+ Swallow all directions, Hobby over Pryor's Field, Common Buzzard S (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle); Wood Warbler 1330 in birches 50 yards from Sphagnum bog & 3 Spotted Flycatchers there, Hobby in area, Honey Buzzard east over Parliament Hill at 15:30, 2 Whinchat & Redstart in Hedge 1, 4 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff (Oliver Simms).
  • Ickenham Marsh: Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Grey Wagtail, Swallow & Sand Martin (Nigel Dodd)
  • Osterley Park: 1 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher,Viz-mig - 8 Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail (K.Fisher); f Whinchat 1500 in scrub opp horse paddocks by private lake (BirdGuides)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: Common Redstart adult male, Yellow Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Whinchat, 7+ Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Common Redstart (adult & first-winter males & a female), 2 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, Little Owl, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 21 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 11 Stock Dove & 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Long-eared Owl roosted north of cordite store, Red-crested Pochard, Spotted Crake, 4+ Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, Oystercatcher, (Little Stint reported yesterday), Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Swallow, Cuckoo (juvenile), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Whinchat, 6 Stonechat, Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Avocet, Bearded Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler (RSPB et al)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Swift, 20+ Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, prob Grasshopper Warbler 0730 nr chat bush area 34, 9 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 4 Whinchat on chat bush at 07:40-08:45 - largest recorded site total since '60s, Tree Pipit, Wheatear (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Redshank low over Pen Ponds then flew off NW 08.45 (J.Wilczur, M.Delpy) 10 Whinchat- 5 Lawn Field, 3 Pond Slade, 2 The Bog (J. Cass, Martin P, S. Read, JW). 34 Reed Bunting - 28 Lawn Field 6 Hawthorn Valley, 2 Whitethroat, 37 Swallow - 25 SW 12 Holly Lodge (JW). Kingfisher, 2 Meadow Pipit (SR). 2 Wheatear - Paddocks (H. Bradshaw, JW)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 2 male Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Greenshank on the North basin.(Jim Sweetland)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 3/4 Reed Warbler, Song Thrush, 7 LTT, Heron (Phil Laurie)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant, Buzzard, Red Kite, Hobby, 4 Kestrel, 2 or 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Sandpiper together, 15 Lapwing, Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 25 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Rook, 35+ Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley/Nigel Dodd)
  • Thorney C.P: Black Redstart, 3 Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Sparrowhawk over, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Little Grebes.
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    Black Redstart at Thorney Countr Park

    (Sue Giddens).
  • Totteridge Valley: Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler (Ian Ellis).
  • Trent Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher Water Garden (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm: 3 Whinchat, 1 f/imm Northern Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 6+ Meadow Pipit - 1st of autumn here (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Riding stables, front paddocks - Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, favouring Western side of paddocks either side of the track running East-West between them. A few Chiffchaffs and Blackcap. Rear paddocks - 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail. Bomb crater field - 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 4 Pheasant. North marsh - 2 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 5 Swallow SW. (Paul Whiteman, Graham Howie, Su Huckle, JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Res: Black-necked Grebe West Warwick (per Pete Lambert). BNG still present this evening in NE cnr. (Paul Whiteman)

3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Common Sandpipers Lockwood. 2 Spotted Flycatchers together bushes NW corner of Lockwood, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, bushes NE Lockwood, Kingfisher Lower Maynard (David Bradshaw)

  • Wanstead Flats: 11 Whinchat, 7 Common Redstart, 10 Northern Wheatear, 14+ Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Swallow, House Martin, 10+ Willow Warbler, 30+ Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 10+ Blackcap, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Skylark (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Common Redstart, c6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c6 Swallow, c5 Whinchat, c10 Whitethroat , c6 Meadow Pipit. (The Scrubbers)
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West Warwick BNG (Paul Whiteman)

Saturday 30th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Whinchat western perimeter cricket pitch, 2 Hobby, one chased Swift for 2 minutes before another individual arrived & caught, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcap (APOG)
  • Bentley Priory: f Redstart, North part of Spring Meadow 9:00am (Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing, Hobby, 25 Swift, 4 Willow Warblers, 14 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap & 3 Common Whitethroat (Brent Birders)
  • Cranford CP: 3 Hobby (1 adult & 2 juvs), 4 Buzzard, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 f Kestrel, c10 ChiffChaff, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Mistle Thrush, Grey Heron (W.Marks, T.James, S.Giddens, J.Giddens)
  • Crayford Marshes: 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 20 Lapwing, 4-7 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 50+ Common Tern, 4 Yellow Wagtail 3N 1 on landfill, Whitethroat, 3+ Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Rook S 16.55 (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Arctic Tern upriver 8.15, steady trickle of Common Terns in ones & twos through till late afternoon at least, 2 Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff in Ecology Park, Willow Warbler by Beckham Academy (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hainault Country Park: Spotted Flycatcher (David Bradnum)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Tree Pipit in Cohen's Field & 1 over Parliament Hill, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 16 Swallow, 1 Shoveler & 1 Gadwall at Highgate 1 Pond, Kingfisher at Stock Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Lake Farm: 2 Common Redstart, 1 f Kestrel, 4 Linnets, 4 Blackcaps, Green Woodpecker (W.Marks, T.James, S.Giddens, J.Giddens)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park and Orient Way: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, juv Hobby, Peregrine N with prey, Little Egret S, 4 Swallow N, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, 340+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Mistle Thrush (Stuart Fisher/Paul Whiteman)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, c.40 House martin, 20 Sand Martin, 2 Swift, 4 Blackcap, family group of c.6 Reed Warbler (Martin Honey)
  • Osterley Park: 2 Common Buzzard soaring before drifting SE, Cormorant, 6 Egyptian Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 chicks), 2 Green Woodpecker (1 fem juvenile), 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 18+ Jackdaw, Kingfisher flying across middle lake, Little Owl, 11 Mandarin, 6 Mistle Thrush, 15+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Richard Woolley).
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 4 Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 41 Barn Swallow and 1 House Martin perched on metal railings 09:10 (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham: 1 Swift, 7 House Martin (Richard Harrison).
  • Rainham Marshes: 4 Whinchat, Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Female Marsh Harrier, 14 Black-tailed Godwits, Yellow Wagtail, 7 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, Avocet, Sandwich Tern, 125 Common Terns all west up river & both Common & Grey Seals (Dave Morrison); 2 Garganeys, Red-crested Pochard, juv Ruff, and juv Little Ringed Plover - Aveley Pool (David and Ian Bradshaw).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 3 Gadwall, 3 Swallow, 3 House Martin, c15 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart still areas 28&39, Hobby pm (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Wryneck in Lawn Field bracken at 10.30 11.00 and & at 12.15, also 3 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 5 Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Swift, 2 Swallow, House Martin, 30 Sand Martin SW (J.Wilczur et al) Hobby, Tit flock of 87 birds (JW)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black Terns still early am (Bob Warden per FJM)
  • Totteridge Valley: Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Rook, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Little Owl (all Folly Farm), also 2 Hobby, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel (Ian Ellis).
  • Trent Park: Pied Flycatcher and 3 Spotted Flycatcher feeding in Water Garden 11:00 - 11:25 (Robert Callf); also Grasshopper Warbler, 4 plus Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher still present, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 6 Swallow, 3 Goldfinch, Goldcrest, Nuthatch. (Pete Lowman, Bob Husband, Mark Smith).
  • Vicarage Farm: f Common Redstart bushes opposite firing range, 2 Whinchat hedgerow off Hog Hill 08:10, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Common Sandpipers - Lockwood, 25+ Swifts over No 5 (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, Common Redstart (f), 2 Northern Wheatear, 5-6 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Gadwall (Wanstead Collective)

Friday 29th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 30+ House Martin, 3+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (APOG)
  • Barking early a.m: Black Tern@ 6.06am, Sandwich Tern @ 6.40am, 80 Common Terns, Kingfisher and 4 Common Sandpipers.(Dave Morrison)
  • Beddington SF: 2 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Common Redstart (Birdguides)
  • Gallions Reach:Arctic Tern (KJMcmanus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Tree Pipit, Whinchat, Common Redstart, Swift, c30 Swallows, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat (Dave Porritt).
  • Ingrebourne Hill: 3 Whinchat (found by Dave McGough) and 3 Swift.(Dave Morrison)
  • Oakwood Park, N14: Northern Wheatear fem/imm on golf course & felled tree trunk - my first for this site! (Robert Callf)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Prince George Ave, N14: Swift 09:00 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Tree Pipit on ground by centre 0735, 2 Whinchat, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Bearded Tit, Ruff, adult Roseate Tern upriver at 1440, 2 Little Tern, 14 Arctic Tern, 5 Black Tern, 140 Common Tern, Curlew Sandpiper (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 11 Cormorant chevron SW 0630, Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swallow S, 3 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler - exodus overnight, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart areas 20&28&39, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBirders)
  • Sidcup DA15(York Avenue): 2 Swifts and Grey Wagtail over am (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Black Terns (Birdguides)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Whinchat favouring small trees on east side of Quaggy river & showing well at times, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, Kingfisher (Ian Stewart)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, 10+Chiffchaff (one singing), 5 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 9 Swallow, 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher Moat Wood (Robert Callf); also 4 Spotted Flycatcher ( Water Garden), Kestrel, 10 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Red-legged Partridge ( Plumridge Farm), ( Pete Lowman).
  • Vicarage Farm: 1 f Common Redstart hawthorn near firing range, Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Nightingale report was erroneous bird was a Reed Warbler (oops!) Common Redstart (first winter male), Whinchat, Wheatear, Turtle Dove, 5-6 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Swallow, 10+ House Martin, Hobby, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 3 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 10+ Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Gadwall, Teal, Skylark, 21 Cormorant in one flock (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Flats: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Whinchat (male & female), 4 Common Whitethroat (rDo)
  • Worcester Park: 1 Hobby low S over The Hamptons 08.15 (Simon Osborn)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 18 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 15 Meadow Pipit (Twitter)

Thursday 28th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Egyptian Goose flew west over cricket pitch, then presumably same bird on Wood Green Res. at 9:30, 10+ House Martin and 1-2 Swallow (Gareth Richards)
  • Beddington SF: Ruff (juvenile) on lagoons (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing. (Nick Haslett)
  • Broadwater GP: 15 Egyptian Goose, Grey Wagtail, 3 Red Kite. 5 Wigeon and c20 Swift (C Lamsdell)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Sandwich Tern E 13.20, 3 Arctic Tern W 13.35, 2 Little Egrets, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 1st winter Yellow Legged Gull, c50 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail N, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Seal off Darent mouth (Ian Stewart)
  • Danson Park: 8 Little Grebe 5 ad 3 juv (my highest personal count here), 4 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper in boggy area at end of lake, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Egyptian Geese (Ian Stewart)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Sand Martin SW 18.38, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Black Tern (Derek Turner & Steve Murray per Herts BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Egret, Garganey, 72 Shoveler, 9 Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler singing (WWT website)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Black Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Yellow Wagtail (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Swift S 0930, House Martin, 20+ Willow Warbler almost all in largest if modest flock of autumn in area 36 birches - still reg'y outnumbering chiffies 3-4 to 1 here, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, m Redstart 1w OGS Pen a39 at 0700 [FT] (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): Little Grebe, Peregrine, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, Nuthatch, Goldcrests (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black Terns on south basin at 11.45 at least. (Roger Morton)
  • Stanwell Moor: 3 Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroats, Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Garden Warbler & many phylloscs. Please note that the path onto Staines Moor is flooded and impassable. (Roger Morton)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Whinchat, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Trent Park : 2 Spotted Flycatcher , 3 Red-legged Partridge , 3 Goldfinch , 2 Common Whitethroat , 3 Chiffchaff , 4 Blackcap ,c12 Swallow , Nuthatch, Kestrel. (Pete Lowman)
  • Troy Mill GP: Cetti's Warbler (C Lamsdell)
  • Vicars Hill SE13: m Sparrowhawk swoops down into gardens. (Patrick English).
  • Wanstead Flats: Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 14+ Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6+ House Martin, Hobby, 4-6 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 13 Mistle Thrush, 2 Teal, 7 Gadwall, Swift (Nick Croft/Tim Harris/Richard Rae)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Hobby hunting over the paddocks (put on to this by Paul Whiteman), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, c. 30 Linnet (Adam Winstanley)

Wednesday 27th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Reed Warbler, 3 Whitehroat in cricket scrub (Gareth Richards) Whinchat in south scrub 1200 (Ben Green)
  • Beddington SF: Tree Pipit (flew south), 3 Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank, Kingfisher (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 4 Yellow Wagtails SE, Wheatear at Reads Rest, Sand Martin south and 2 Willow Warblers (David Campbell).
  • Cranford Park: 4 Hobby's (2adults 2juveniles) 2 Kestrels, 3 Goldcrests, 2 Mistle Thrush,2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap(f) 3 Stock Doves.(Sue Giddens)
  • Forestdale (Selsdon): Honey-buzzard flew southeast over Brookscroft at 10:30 (Roy Weller per David Campbell).
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Arctic Tern, 120 Common Tern (over 50% Juvs), 3 Common Sandpiper. (Gary A James).
  • Kentish Town: Little Egret flew low N over Arctic Street at 0800 (Pete Mantle)
  • King George V Res; 24 Swift, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 20 Yellow Wagtail, House Martins, Sand Martins, fewer Swallow, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, 12 Common Sandpiper, 3 Clouded Yellow (Tony Clancy)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 4 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff (Tom Moulton)
  • London Wetland Centre: Hobby, Mediterranean Gull adult flew W, 5 Grey Wagtail flew SW, Yellow Wagtail SW. (R.Kaye)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Gadwall, Little Grebe ad & 2nd brood of 3 new yg in Longbridge Sanctuary area 35, 3-4 Hobby - family hunting early am, 2 Swallow SE, c10 House Martin, 12+ Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, Treecreeper calling in lime-tree copse at SE cnr of OGS Pen a39 - fresher plumage than last wk's bird, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart in hawthorns S of Hill lookout 0630, Pied Wagtail, Tree Pipit over (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Shadwell Basin: 3-4 House Martins feeding, presumed colony in area (Andrew Self)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black Tern, Common Tern, both North basin at 1630. (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stoke Newington East Reservoir: Yellow Wagtail over mid-morning, 5 Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, 4 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk (Peter Beckenham)
  • Tooting Common: Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose (James Hudson)
  • Trent Park: Tree Pipit perched in young oak at 'Old Golf Course' 10:25 hrs (Robert Callf); also 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c10 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Tufted Duck (f) (Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Knot on sand spit, Main pit. (HBC Website)
  • Vicarage Farm: Little Egret flew over 08:25 hrs, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellowhammer male & juv (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Whinchat, 2 Swallow, c20 Common Swift, 1m Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (singing), 35 Linnet (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Whinchat, Common Buzzard, Hobby, Lapwing, 2 GBB Gull, Kingfisher, 8 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: Marsh Harrier, 3-6 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, probable Whinchat, 15+ Chiffchaff (looks like a big clear out overnight), Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 8+ Blackcap, poss Reed Warbler SSSI, 5 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, Skylark, Spotted Flycatcher (Nick Croft/Richard Rae/Keith Marchant)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 8 Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Meadow Pipit (Twitter)

Tuesday 26th August 2014 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper & 2 Common Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: Hobby feeding on the Hill at 0700 (Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, Hobby, c70 probable Knot high & distant NW 11.15, 17 Snipe, 30 Arctic Terns SW 11.40, 26 Common Terns SW 12.05, Yellow-Legged Gull 1st summer, 10 Swift, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 30 Swallow.(R.Kaye, O.Dewhurst)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 17 Swallow low over reservoir (Robert Callf)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Whinchat, Stonechat - Pond Slade (S.Read per JW). 3 Swift, 4 Sand Martin, 35 House Martin, 50 Swallow - Pen Ponds (J.Wilczur)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Whimbrel, Mediterranean Gull 1w 0835 (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: Turtle Dove S 1140, c10 House Martin, 13 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat (RPBirders)
  • Swanley Park ; Grey Wagtail, Mandarin, Nuthatch (Andy Meaton)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Common Sandpiper, c100 Swallow, Swift. (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm: Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Common Whitethroat, male Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow res (Lockwood): 4 Common Sandpipers, Wheatear, c10 Swifts, small nos Swallows and House Martins, a few Sand Martins, Kingfisher (Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: Female Common Redstart (still pub scrub), f Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, 30+ Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler (1 singing), 5 Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 8+ Blackcap, 7 Swallow through, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, 10+ Gadwall, 6+ Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel (Nick Croft) Whinchat (Rose Stephens)

Monday 25th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Northern Wheatear on filter bed nearest SW corner of Wood Green Res; also 4 Grey Wagtail here (3 juvs) (Gareth Richards)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brent Reservoir: (Autumn Birdcount abandoned due to rain): 6 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 8 Common Terns, Yellow Wagtail & 12 Swift (Brent Birders)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Black Tern, 4 Little Gull (3ad 1 imm), 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 150 Common Tern, Marsh Harrier, 12 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpper, Wigeon, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Yellow Wagtail. (Gary A James & Paul Davis.)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Juvenile Garganey, Avocet and 15 Black-tailed Godwit still (Shaun Harvey, Paul Hawkins)
  • KGV Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, c10 Common Sandpiper, 1 Northern Wheatear, c20 Yellow Wagtail (Neville Smith).
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: Whinchat still (hiding at top of sycamores, then seen flying to allotments), 2-3 Common Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, 400+ Starling (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Ruff- flew off 12.10, 2 Greenshank, 15 Snipe, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret flew NW, Garganey eclipse drake, Ruddy Duck drake, Hobby, Kingfisher,10 Swift, 2 Swallow. 30 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur, M.Honey, M,Caiden, S.Fogg, O.Dewhurst)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP (Marnham Field only): several Blackcap + Chiffchaff with mixed tit flock, Lesser Whitethroat, juv Bullfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • QEII Reservoir: pale-morph ad Arctic Skua 07:35-07:45 then high NE (BirdGuides)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 dark-morph ad Arctic Skua till 0910 then SE (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: 8+ Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, c250 Starling on playing fields 0730 - largest flock obs'r has seen here, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher all before monsoon at 11am (RPBirders)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Whinchat (NW corner), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Lee Dingain)
  • Stanwell Moor: 1 Hobby, 6 Lapwing, 3+ Swallow (Lee Dingain)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Yellow Wagtail with 11 Pied Wagtails on Lockwood, Redshank on East Warwick, 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Redstart (pub scrub), Whinchat (brooms), 4 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 + Willow Warbler, 40+ Chiffchaff (mostly SSSI), 10+ Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, 15 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, f Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3+ House Martin, Skylark, 6 Mistle Thrush (Dan Hennessy/Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)

Sunday 24th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Whinchat, south perimeter of cricket pitch up to 11:00 (Gareth Richards)
  • Brent Reservoir: Tree Pipit in shrike field at 10.15, Spotted Flycatcher on Woodfield Hedge, Greenshank heard calling, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, Snipe, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 6 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 60 Swift, 30 Sand Martin (Andrew Self)
  • Crossness: Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Swift, 2 Pied Wagtail, 7 Long-Tailed Tit, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler singing, 20 Lapwing, 50 GoldFinch, Little Egret. Common Darter, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker (Phil Laurie); Phil - did you have any issues with the Travellers at Crossness? Ralph Todd No it was very quiet but I was going to mention that a horse was tethered and grazing within the reserve just to the east Eastern Avenue by the dipping pond. Bold textThanks Phil, I'll pass on to the warden Ralph Todd
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • KGV Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Little Gull, 1 Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 4 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redshank, 15+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, c20 Swift, c25 House Martin, c50 Sand Martin, c80 Swallow, 1 female Common Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 1 Northern Wheatear, 20+ Yellow Wagtail, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith).
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, Sedge Warbler feeding in brambles, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear flew low W, 3 Yellow Wagtail (group) NW, Tree Pipit NW, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 6 Swallow W (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle)
  • Horsenden Hill: 2 Whinchat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler (Andy Culshaw).
  • Kensington Green W8, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1m Wheatear, (John Watson)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park area: Whinchat, 5 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Swift NE, 27 House Martin over, 2 Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey eclipse drake, 2 Ruddy Duck drakes, 2 Hobby, 7 Buzzard, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret flew W, 7 Swift, Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit flew SW, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Nuthatch.(R.Kaye, C.Beazley, S.Fogg, M.Caiden)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Reed Warbler along Salmons Brook (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Oystercatcher, f Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grey Seals,(Aveley Bay), 2 Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Purfleet Scrape), Spotted Crake from 2nd Platform on boardwalk at 10.07am, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Hobby, 2 juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper,3 Common Buzzard, 60+ Swift (all from viewing platform). (John Richardson)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Kingfisher S, Jackdaw autumn-1st low S chivvied by carrion_crows, c15 House Martin, 6 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat OGS Pen area 39, 2 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher a20, m Redstart a39 still, Yellow Wagtail SW (RPBirders, Eric Barlow et al)
  • Richmond Park: Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Treecreeper, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Blackcap (TWHV)
  • Ruislip Lido/Poors Field: 29 Gadwall, 3 Buzzard + 2 Sparrowhawk in thermal over PF pond with Hobby flying under them, 2 Swift, Grey Wagtail, c20 House Martin,20+ Chiffchaff, c5 Wilow Warbler, pr Bullfinch (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 2 f/imm Northern Wheatear incl one very approachable bird (Robert Callf)
  • Stanwell Moor: Hobby, 2 Redstart (male & female/imm) (C.Lamsdell) - not in a public area
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, 1 maybe 2 different Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 5 (3+2) Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail (on deck), c25 Meadow Pipit, f Wheatear, 10+ Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, juv Willow Warbler,3 Goldcrest, Reed Bunting Rook, 5 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Kingfisher Carr's Basin (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 1 f Common Redstart 11:10 - 11:25 hrs, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher adult, Willow Warbler, 2 f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Whinchat (Jonathan Nasir); 1 Northern Wheatear rear paddock, Jersey Tiger Moth on Coppermill Lane near car park (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: I Spotted Flycatcher, I Willow Warbler - scrub west side of East Warwick, c10 Swifts No 5, 3 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Turtle Dove N from Long Wood, 6 Yellow Wagtails over, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 8+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, 8 Gadwall, Egret sp, 4 Swallow, 10+ House Martin (Wanstead Collective).
  • Wanstead Park: 1-2 juv Water Rail by River Roding, 3 Little Egret, Kingfisher (Bob Vaughan); 15 Pochard, 2 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Nick Croft)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 6 Whinchat am (BirdGuides)

Saturday 23rd August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Redstart Cricket Scrub 8.54 (James Palmer) Spotted Flycatcher too (Gareth Richards)
  • Banstead, Park Down: Common Redstart (Steve Gale, David Campbell)
  • Brent Reservoir: Afternoon visit Spotted Flycatcher Bunds/Dump, Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper & 4 Lapwing, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 52 Sand Martins total south, 14 Swift south (Andrew Verrall).
  • Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery: Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, House Martin, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 6 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford CP: 4 Hobbys (2 adults & 2 juveniles), Red Kites, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Kestrels, Kingfisher, Brown Argus (W.Marks) - please visit my blog
  • Fairlop Waters: Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, Redstart, Hobby. (Neil Twyford)
  • Greenwich Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 2+ Willow Warblers, Common Whitethroat, Tawny Owl, Jersey Tiger (yellow form), 1 Common Swift, Sparrowhawk (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: nice autumn collection- 2 Wheatears,2 Spotted Flys, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, ca 20 Willowchiffs, scattered not one flock. Occasional Blackcap. Lovely weather this morning.(Greengrandad)
  • Kentish Town: Arctic Street, 2 Swallows W and Sparrowhawk SW at 0930 (Pete Mantle)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Linnet, 405 Ring-necked Parakeet over (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Egret in off river flew NW, 2 Buzzard in low from playing fields flew NW, male & female Peregrine on Charing Cross all morning, 1 Garganey, 2 drake Ruddy Duck, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Geese, still Sedge and Reed Warblers around, Cetti's Warblers, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Martin Honey)
  • Osterley Park: 6 Egyptian Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 chicks), 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Hobby, 27+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, 5 Mandarin, Mistle Thrush, Pochard, Ring-necked Parakeet, Rook over (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Wheatear, 2 Little Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 62 Jackdaw, 5 Stock Dove & 32 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: Osprey south (Twitter),
  • Rayners Lane (Village Way East): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatears, Common Redstart (area 39), 6 Whitethroats, 14 Blackcaps, 8 Willow Warblers, 14 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett); also 6 Swallow SW 0605 autumn-1st, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher 2ad & imm wildlife gdn a20, m Redstart chat bush a34 at 0810, Whinchat finally nr Hub on new palings 0735, Pied Wagtail (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Richmond Park: Holly Lodge/Hawthorn Valley- Redstart still (6th day), Wheatear- paddocks (B.Murray per JW) 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 16 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, 3 Swallow, Little Owl (J.Wilczur) Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, Kingfisher (J.Barnes), Sparrowhawk (F.Bell) Spotted Flycatcher - Ham slopes (Spencer Neal)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 4 Yellow Wagtail feeding amongst horses, Whinchat, 3 Northern Wheatear 1 m 2 f/imm (Robert Callf)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Whinchat, Common Buzzard, 5 Oystercatchers, 3 Common Sandpipers; also 4 Clouded Yellow & Jersey Tiger at station (Andrew Self)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Kingfisher Carr's Basin, Common Gull adult, 15 Black-headed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 1st w Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, Kingfisher, 2 Little Owl, 7 Common Buzzard, 9 Red-legged Partridge (4 adult 5 juv) (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Whinchat 07:55 08:10 hrs, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Common Whitethroat, 35 Linnet flushed from uncultivated field by dog, Yellowhammer (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 2 Kestrel, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 12 Linnet (James Palmer) Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Swift, 8+ Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood. 3 Lesser Whitethroats in bushes at top of Lockwood, c25 Swifts still over No 5 (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Redstart, 3 Wheatear, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8+ Willow Warbler, Hobby (Barry Bishop/Dan Hennessy/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wraysbury GP: Yellow Wagatil (C Lamsdell)

Friday 22nd August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Redstart Cricket Scrub 8.15 ; also 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher (Bob Watts, James Palmer). Redstart still 1340 often perching on roller, 2-3 Spotted Flycatchers, also Willow Warbler, 8+ Blackcaps (Bob Watts). Redstart and Spotted flycatcher still 1530 (Ben Green). Redstart still at 1820 (James Palmer)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Whinchat (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: Whinchat on Neasden Rec, 6 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sand & 5 Lapwing (Andrew Self), plus Black-tailed Godwit (from Heron Hide), 2 Little Egret (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, 40+ Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4-5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 20+ Yellow Legged Gull, 1+ Common Tern, 2+ Swift, c100 Swallow over yacht club reed bed pre-roost, 10+ House Martin, Grey Wagtail, 6+ Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 4 Tufted Duck (female + 3 juv), Sparrowhawk, 9 House Martin, 6+ Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Headstone Moat: Swift, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker & 26 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jon Ridge).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Yellow Wagtail(S), 1 Hobby, 90 House Martin, 4 Swift, 11 Sand Martin, 44 Shoveler (Adam Salmon) Garganey eclipse drake still, Ruddy Duck drake still, Buzzard, Red Kite, 4 Sparrowhawk, including 2 migrants high W, 28 Whimbrel flew SW at 12.50 (R.Kaye)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 5 Swift, 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Stock Dove, 12 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, Jay, 144 Jackdaw & 2 Grey Heron. quiet today (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: ad Sanderling 0940 - permit only (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake (1350), 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: House Martin, c5 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher areas 1 & 41 (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Richmond Park: C.Buzzard 12.00pm, 27 Whimbrel flew over at c12.55, Little Egret feeding in long grass, 2 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats , f Common Redstart (T.Duckett ) Whinchat (Birdguides). Sparrowhawk (F.Bell)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 3 Egyptian Geese, 13 Tufted Duck (2 female + 11 juv), 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Peregrines, 2 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoke Newington East Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 House Martin, juv Reed Warbler being fed by adult, 1 Swift (Peter Beckenham)
  • Totteridge Valley: Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Buzzard, Kestrel, c50 Swallow, 7 House Martin, Kingfisher, 6 Rook, 12-15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch (John Colmans) also Hobby, 2 Swift, 2 Southern Hawker. (T,Clancy, B. Dawton, G.Crabtree)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Wheatear, 10+ Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2+ Whitethroats (all Lockwood - warblers at south end), 100+ Swift (no. 5 res) (David Bradshaw) East Warwick: 6 Shoveler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats:2 m Common Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallow, 6+ House Martin, Sedge Warbler, 6+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 8 Lesser whitethroat, 30 + Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Linnet, 11 Mistle Thrush, Kestrel (Dan Hennessy/John Weil/Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher along old river Lea (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Whinchat, 4 Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk (Twitter)

Thursday 21st August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Redstart Cricket Scrub 10.15 (Jonathan Cooke); also 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher and Yellow Wagtail over (BirdGuides). Female Redstart from 0655, also 2 Yellow Wagtails 0655 & 0720, also 4 Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchat, Willow Warbler (Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Brent Reservoir: Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, Little Egret, all in East Marsh (Jo Edwards and Aron White)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 10 Yellow Wagtails W 18.42, Hobby over North Cray Wood 19.40 hunting dragonflies, Kingfisher, 15 House Martin, 8+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich: Kestrel on Naval College dome mid morning. Distant view but either female or juv. (Joe Beale)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Garganey, 45 Teal, 1 Whinchat, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard (NW), 3 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail(SE) (Adam Salmon); 1 Cetti's Warbler brood (Katy Haynes) 2 Peregrine low over site, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Garganey, 1 male Ruddy Duck, 2 Wheatear (poor photo), Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, several family groups of Reed Warbler (Martin Honey).
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Sand Martin, 4 juv Swallow, Willow Warbler (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Common Redstart, Hobby & Common Buzzard locked in combat, Little Owl in disaster area, Sand Martin & 4 Swallow through, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Stock Dove, Jay & 96 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Gadwall, juv Tawny Owl h on NW side of Pk, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler (RPBirders); 2 Spotted Flycatcher pm cricket pen area 31 (Francis Tusa per RPB)
  • Richmond Park: Holly Lodge/Hawthorn Valley- Redstart still, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 7 Reed Bunting, 9 Swallow included >5 juvs, 2 Little Owl, 2 Hobby (J.Wilczur, T. Duckett)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): new brood of 3 Tufted Ducks with the original 3 still with adult female, Peregrine, Kingfisher, 3 Egyptian Geese 1 juv (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 9 Mute Swan (7 cygnets), Hobby (over then NE), 2 Common Sandpiper, Swift, c40 House Martin, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (TeRNS)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler (Conrad Ellam)
  • Vicarage Farm: 7+ Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Firecrest calling, Northern Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit carrying food, f Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 30+ Common Whitethroat, 6+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Swallow, 6+ House Martin, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Barry Bishop/Dan Hennessy)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c4 Whinchat, at least 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Willow Warbler, c20 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c5 Blackcap, c8 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker (Twitter)

Wednesday 20th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park : Redstart female and Lesser Whitethroat cricket scrub, 3 Whinchat cricket pitch perimeter, also 2+ Willow Warblers (Gareth Richards, Bob Watts, David Callahan). Spotted Flycatcher in cricket scrub this afternoon. (Katy McGilvray) 3 whinchat, redstart and spotted flycatcher present at 6pm, also several house martin through (Tony Wileman). Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher still cricket scrub 1955 (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Black-tailed Godwit (1 adult & 1 juv) (Peter Alfrey) via Birding London Facebook page
  • Brent Reservoir: Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Redshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, all in East Marsh, 8 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff (Roy Beddard, Andrew Haynes, Steve Leeke); 6 Oystercatcher circled EM twice before flying off, also Spotted Flycatcher (Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 10 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Coppetts Wood: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Blackcap, 12 R.N. Parakeet (Tony Clancy)
  • Gallions Reach: Goshawk NW 11.30, 6 Common Buzzard, Hobby, 5 Common Sandpiper, Swift, 2 Willow Warblers, Yellow Wagtail. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Hampstead Heath: Whinchat still on Parliament Hill (Jo Edwards)
  • Heathrow: Barn Owl. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • King George V Res 7-9am: juvenile Peregrine, juvenile Mediterranean gull, c15 Yellow Wagtails mostly south, 7 Little Egrets, 10+ Common Sandpipers, 250+ Cormorants, 10 Swifts, Kingfisher, 2 RN Parakeets over (obs ?)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Firecrest (heard), 3 Willow Warbler, 7+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, 5 Pochard, 3 Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk, 2-3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still, 35 Lapwing - lake, 2 Kingfisher, 25 Swift, 26 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail - marsh & over, 2 Whinchat - marsh, Warblers: 5 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Sedge Warblers, 13 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 19 Chiffchaff (J.Wilczur & R.Kaye)
  • Oxleas Woods: 2 Common Buzzard circling then headed W 12 noon (John Reid)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 3 Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: first-winter Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Owl, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 141 Jacdaw, Jay, 7 Stock Dove & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Pool River Linear Park SE6 14.00-19.00hrs: 2+ Kingfishers, Swift, Song Thrush, House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Paul Moss & John Reid)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Crake (10:05), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 10 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3-4 Lesser Whitethroat OGS Pen area 39, 2 Whitethroat, Treecreeper with tit flock in oak grove SE of nature centre a2 - 1st since Feb 2010 & patch tick for obs'r (RPBirders)
  • Richmond park: Gadwall, ad Hobby, 3 Kestrels, 2m Sparrowhawks, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Wheatear, 3 Stonechats, 2 Whinchats, f Redstart, 11 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 8 Willow Warblers, 7 Chiffchaffs, http://regentsparkbirds.blogspot.co.uk/ (Tony Duckett).
  • Tooting Commons: Willow Warbler singing, 2 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Egyptian Geese, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Jay, 7 Tufted ducklings (James Hudson)
  • Vicarage Farm: 1st-winter male Common Redstart (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddock - Wheatear (JW Davies) Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Common Buzzard, 8 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler, 100+ Common Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler (Jamie Partridge, Paul Whiteman, Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2-3 Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit carrying food, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Wheater (2 x ist winter males), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 30+ Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 10+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 6+ House Martin, 2-3 Keestrel, 3+ Sparrowhawk, 6 Pochard, 8 Gadwall (A Wanstead Collective)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Whinchat, Tree Pipit (Twitter)

Tuesday 19th August 2014 Edit

  • Belhus Woods CP: Wood Warbler with tit flock by Huntshill Lake reported 0900 (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 1 Garganey Juvenile (North Marsh), 5 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (East Marsh), 8 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 12+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler (Roy Beddard, John Gravatt)
  • Broadwater Lake: 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Warblers in reedbed,( R. Colne), 50 Swift, Swallows and Martins (distant), c12 Common Tern, (Roger Dewey)
  • Brookmill Park: Swift, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 29 Black-tailed Godwit (Birding London Facebook)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Sand Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, poss Teal SW, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Swallow SW, 15 House Martin, 4+ Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat 1 singing, 30+ Chiffchaff 1 singing, 2+ Willow Warbler 1 sub singing, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Common Redstart, 3 House Martin, 2 Swift, 1 Swallow, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Hobby (Chris Bird, Pete Mantle, Green Grandad)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Avocet in viewing area early eve (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Hobby, 1 Garganey, 2 Ruddy Duck, 15 Swift, 60 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Kingfisher (Adam Salmon).
  • Margravine Cemetery: Swift (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Park Farm, Enfield: male Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Whinchat (first for two years), Skylark, Little Owl still in the disaster area , 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 78 Jackdaw, 5 Stock Dove, 5 Goldfinch & just 2 Mistle Thrush (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake, Common Redstart, 4 Willow Warbler (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: Tawny Owl, House Martin, Wood Warbler autumn-1st 0920 plane tree opp outdoor-theatre entrance area 19 in tit flock with Willows and Spotted Flycatcher, 11 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Tree Pipit autumn-1st 08:00-11:00 at least in long grass & trees nr chat-bush gorse a34 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Yellow Wagtail flushed from The Bog- unusual on ground in Park (J.Wilczur, M.Lewis) 2 Little Egret over Pen Ponds (T.Duckett) 2 juv Hobby (ML) 5 Whinchat- including 3 at Lawn Field, 3 Stonechat (mo) fem/juv Redstart- Paddocks, juv Little Owl, 4 Whitethroat- in different areas to the 14 seen yesterday, 3 House Martin, 10 Swallow - in Chestnuts close to Sheen Cross comprising >7 juvs & >2 ads, fem Sparrowhawk mobbed by 50 Ring-necked Parakeet (JW). Wheatear - on a house lawn (S.Read). NB A Wryneck reported this morning from Pond Slade was only seen briefly & just considered a possible. It was not seen again despite searching (obs?)
  • St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self)
  • Southall: Wheatear on wild strip in industrial area by railway near station; also Kestrel (Neil Anderson)
  • Wanstead Flats: metal ringed first winter Mediterranean Gull (possibly 2nd winter briefly too), Common Redstart (SE of motorcycle wood in small line of hawthorns), 1-2 Whinchat NE SSSI, f Wheatear, Tree Pipit (SSSI), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 6+ Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Common Buzzard in group going west & Hobby mixed with them for a while, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Kestrel, 9 Sand Martin, Swallow, 8+ House Martin, Swift, 6 Gadwall (Nick Croft/Marco Johnson/Dan Hennessy/Richard Rae/Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • West Molesey: Redshank over my garden in Hurst Road this morning. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Willesden, Roundwood Park: 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest inc 1 juv (Charlie Farrell)

Monday 18th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard low over cricket pitches & scrub pursued by crows between showers, also Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers Cricket Scrub, 5+ Chiffchaffs, 3+ Blackcaps, Swift, House Martin 1730-1830 (Bob Watts)
  • Belhus Woods CP: Wood Warbler with tit flock along Green Lane by Cockhide Farm 1610, also 2 Spotted Flycatchers (BirdGuides)
  • Brookmill Park: Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ewell Village: 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher at The Lower Mill. Also a Jersey Tiger Moth at 14:00 (Neil Batten).
  • Gordon Hill Station, Enfield: 2 Little Egret flew W 11:57 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Heathrow: 1 Whinchat, 1 Swallow, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Buzzard. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Yellow Wagtail(W), 1 Whinchat, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 60 Teal, 15 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 45 Swift, 4 Snipe, 24 Shoveler (Adam Salmon). 2 drake Ruddy Duck still, eclipse drake Garganey still, 3 Whinchat (R.Kaye)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 1 f Common Redstart (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Spotted Flycatcher adult along Salmons Brook (Robert Callf)
  • Pool River Linear Park SE6: Spotted Flycatcher and Little Egret (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland)
  • Regent's Park: Blackcap, Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler (Conrad Ellam); Shoveler over autumn-1st, c30 Ring-necked Parakeet - largest flock obs'r has seen here, Swift, House Martin, 2 Garden Warbler, Whitethroat area 39, 2 Spotted Flycatcher a28 & a31, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Tree Pipit- on The Bog (east side), fem/juv Redstart- gorse, Lesser Whitethroat- Hawthorn Valley (J.Wilczur) 4 Whinchat- Lawn Field bracken (J.Few et al) Wryneck reported by warden at pond slade (et al).
  • Ruislip Lido: C.40 House Martins (Adults & Juveniles) in Silver Birch on Willow Green(Martin Smith)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher (TeRNS)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Sand Martin W (Bob Watts)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail (s), 3 Pied Wagtail, Skylark, 2 Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 8+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, (no sign Wood Warbler at Alex), 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler, 15+ Blackcap, 8+ House Martin, Peregrine Falcon, 1-3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, f Teal, 2 Gadwall (Dan Hennessy/Richard Rae/Nick Croft)

Sunday 17th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tree Pipit western perimeter cricket pitch 0830 at least, also 3+ Willow Warblers, female Common Whitethroat, 3+ Chiffchaffs, 2 House Martin (Bob Watts)
  • Broadwater Lake, Harefield. 100 Swift with a few hirundine over the lake early afternoon. High count for this late in the season, 10 Common Tern still around at the north end. ( John Edwards)
  • Brent Reservoir: Greenshank until 08.20 when off, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing, Little Egret & drake Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, 3 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Gallions Reach: " Peregrine, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 ad Yelloe-legged Gull, 2 Swallow, Whinchat. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redstart both in hedge at W end of Cricket Pitch. Also a Teal at Hampstead 1 Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 3 Spotted Flycatcher adult & two first-winter together in hedgerow where the Common Redstarts were yesterday - sheltered side (Robert Callf)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 11 Willow Warbler - fewer around, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler (RPBirders)
  • Rye Meads RSPB Reserve: Black-tailed Godwit, juv Black-necked Grebe, 8 Green Sandpipers, Common Snipe in flight, 2 Lapwings, female Sparrowhawk, Swallows, House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, lots of Little Grebes inc juvs, male Kingfisher on post near nest hole (Bob Husband & Robin Morden)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 1 Common Swift low sw over The Broadway at 15:35 (Neil Batten).
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, juv Hobby low over meadow & hour later 2 Hobby out of wood flying for a few minutes before returning, 8 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit,Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Treecreeper calling, Reed Bunting, c30 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Walthamstow Res. Lockwood, 1 Common Sandpiper. High Maynard, 2 Common Sandpiper. No.4/5 c.200 each Swift, House Martin & Sand Martin drifting in & out from here and the filter beds. A large proportion of the Hirundines being juveniles. No.1, 16 late brood juvenile Little Egrets. No1/2, Mobile Tit flock containing at least 1 Whitethroat and Willow Warbler. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: Wood Warbler (one first winter bird with a very grey chunky Chiffchaff at SE corner of the Alex in willows on island, not seen after 13:30) possible adult in with a few Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler further to west in willows on that island (again not seen subsequent to 14:00 & not easy to see in the wind and with 2 Kestrels and a Sparrowhawk putting in appearances) (NC), 8+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3-4 Garden Warbler, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Common Redstart still (m south of Long Wood at visimig point, f north of Long Wood on the edge of the old clay pits), Northern Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail over, Swift, 8 House Martin, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 2+ Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 4 Gadwall, f Teal, 10+ Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Tony Brown/John Weil/Dan Hennessy)

Saturday 16th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2-3 Wheatear (2 fem/juvs 3 weeks ago near helipdd - Mike Conway) Garden Warbler cricket scrub, Spotted Flycatcher in birches at SW edge of golf course, Willow Warbler Blandford, 3 juv Grey Wagtails Filter Beds,Swift, 6+ House Martins (Bob Watts, Gareth Richards).
  • Beddington Farmlands: Wryneck (Birdguides)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 4 Lapwings, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Swift (Roy Beddard, John Gravatt)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, House Martin, 4 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 6 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford CP: Spotted Flycatcher showing well from stone bridge looking towards M4, juvenile Hobby, 3 Red Kites, Buzzard, 3 Kestrels, 4 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. (Wendy Marks, Sue Giddens, Jasper Giddens)
  • Crossness: c130 Teal, Sparrowhawk, 10+ Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3+ Yellow Legged Gull off golf centre, c20 Common Tern, c30 Swift over sewage works, 10+ House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1-2 Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest in elder by sewage outfall. Also Canary along Thames path by rice factory with Linnets, singing & showing well, a nice splash of colour! (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: 4 Wheatear on Parliament Hill at 0700, later a fem/imm Common Redstart and a Garden Warbler too. Mixed flock at the Sanctuary Pond had c.30 Willow Warbler and 10 each Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Single Swift NW at 1045 (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle)
  • Leyton Flats: Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Willow Warblers in Tit flock, Little Egret over (JW Davies)
  • Osterley Park: Common Buzzard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 2 Hobby, 26+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, Kingfisher on middle lake, 8 Mandarin, 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Pochard, Ring-necked Parakeet, Sparrowhawk (V Williamson/ R Woolley).
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 2 f Common Redstart together in hedgerow 09:48 - 10:02 hrs - my first of the year! (Robert Callf)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Northern Wheatear males and Whitethroat in fenced off area of playing fields 09:00 (Alex Massey); 4 Gadwall, f Hobby NE 0705, 25+ Willow Warbler, 2+ Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat Cricket Pen area 31, 2 Whitethroat, 2-3 Reed Warbler, c70 Greenfinch SW into a31 at 0725 (RP Birds blog & RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Northern Wheatear near the sports pitches (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Ruislip Lido: 10:00hrs Common Buzzard SE over Poor's Field,18 Pied Wagtails (3 Adults rest Juveniles) Willow Green also singing Willow Warbler there. 12 House Martins and C24 Sand Martins over the Lido. (Martin Smith)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 1 fem/imm Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: Garganey flew in just before 7am then took refuge in big reed bed. Could not be refound two hours later. Male Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 46 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting. (Croydon Birders)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 4 Common Buzzard over, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtails; Wall, Clouded Yellow & Jersey Tiger (Andrew Self); Hi Andrew. Is there a particular part of the area good for Wall please? Thank you, Mark - along the riverside path, today's was near the tall pylon, in spring there were several on the eastern side of the peninsular AS . Very helpful, many thanks indeed
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Chiff 6, Blackcap 2, Willow Warbler, Swallow c 30, House Martin, Goldfinch c 30, Grn Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Mandarin 3, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Small Heath 2, G V White, Lge White, Sm White, Common Blue f. (Pete Lowman).
  • Totteridge fields : Quail Flushed while walking my dog ! Grid Ref; approx: TQ 22722 94756 (David Martens); - was it in the recently cut hay fields? No but fairly near in uncut permanent grassland at beginning of footpath that goes from Mays Lane to Old Cholmeleian Cricket Pitch I think it's known as. .Enter diagonally opposite from Whitings Hill Wood over stile 50 yrds further on.
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 2 Hobby, Red Kite, 2 Buzzard. (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Spotted Flycatcher Allotments 07:40 hrs, 2 Swift, 1+ Bullfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Spotted Flycatcher and two Willow Warblers on path between No 1 & No 2, 4 Common Sands on Lockwood, 2 on High Maynard & 1 on No 5. (David Bradshaw).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Redstart (1st winter male in enclosure, f type SSSI), Whinchat, f Wheatear, Reed Warbler, 15+ Lesser Whitethroat, 40+ Common Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, 7 Garden Warbler, 30+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Hobby (several times), 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, Little Egret, 11 Gadwall (A Wanstead Collective)
  • Wanstead Park: at least 4 Reed Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 6 Pochard, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, House Martin (Nick Croft)

Friday 15th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Hobby, 6+ Willow Warblers, Garden Warbler Cricket Scrub, 5+ Chiffchaffs, fem Common Whitethroat, 3+ Blackcap (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Spotted Redshank (Birdguides)
  • Blackheath SE3: juv Peregrine skimming grassland across Hare & Billet Rd. & back along Blackheath Hill 9.08am. (Patrick English,).
  • Brent Reservoir: Water Rail, 5 Lapwings, 6 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove, Willow Warbler (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Crossness: Sparrowhawk, 5 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, Yellow-Legged Gull, 20+ Swift, 400-500 Starling (James Palmer)
  • Croydon - Wandle Park: 3 Tree Pipit flew west calling at about 9am , 5+ Grey Wagtails present along this short stretch of the River Wandle. (J Birkett)
  • Danson Park: Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam), Little Egret present till 19.40 when left NE to roost, 6 Egyptian Geese, ad & juv Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebes, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kestrel, 2 House Martin, 10 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 20+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Park: Spotted Flycatcher (evening) and Tawny Owl (Joe Beale).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 4 Tree Pipit together on the Flats near the burnt oaks until about 10:30 at least calling frequently & showing well, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail over, 30+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Willow Warbler, 5+ Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, Treecreeper calling, 3 Teal on Hollow Pond, drake Pochard (Stuart Fisher/Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 3 Common Tern, 25+ Swift 0600, Kingfisher SW past Heron_Is after heavy shower, 17 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Grasshopper Warbler by small gorse enclosure and Tree Pipit by stream in Hawthorn valley`(Hugh Bradshaw). Could someone let me know where, within the Park, Hawthorn Valley is - I can't find it on any map John Fordham . I think it's local birder's jargon for the area near Cambrian Gate especially near Conduit wood - Nick S
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Kestrel, Sparrowhawk in garden, 2 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Jay all in garden 11.30, Grey Wagtail over, 3 Jackdaws W. Also 2 Jersey Tigers in nearby area (Ian Stewart)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Willow Warbler Horse Chestnut Glade, Southern Hawker (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: 3 Swift, Kingfisher, Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 10+ House Martin (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 6 Yellow Wagtail flock in pony field near Hadley Road, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 juvenile Bullfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood: 2 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine. c.300+ Swift over the Southern sector. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: Tree Pipit (Birdguides), 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Garden Warbler, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 20+ Chiffchaff, 6+ Willow Warbler, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 7 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 2 Swift, 9 Gadwall, f Teal, f Pochard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Linnet, Little Egret (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy/Richard Rae/James Palmer) 2 Wheatear yesterday
  • Woolwich: Sparrowhawk back again, swooping out from a tree after Starlings in busy Gordon Sq. 4.40pm. (Patrick English).

Thursday 14th August 2014 Edit

  • Albert Square - Stockwell: f Sparrowhawk low over roofs flushed about 35 Goldfinch didn't see any hunting (Michael Mac).
  • Alexandra Park: 6+ House Martins (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Spotted Redshank, 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 15+ Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Common Buzzards (BFBG).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egrets, 7 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing & Garden Warbler in evening (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 5 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, 20+ Yellow Legged Gulls, 4+ Sand Martin south, 4+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Skylarks, 3 Wheatear (2 juvs on roof of ind.est. along darent, female on landfill), Grey Wagtail, 20+ Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 3-4 Cetti's Warbler, 30+ Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Dartford fresh marsh: Goldcrest, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff with tit flock, singing Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret north (Ian Stewart)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 5 Red-legged Partridge adult & four chicks (Robert Callf)
  • Hatton Cemetery, Feltham (in fields N of the cemetery): 1 juv Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail (over W), Sparrowhawk, Common Whitethroats, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, (Bill Haines)
  • Priory Park: 2 Swift 1750 (Bob Watts).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: m Kestrel Prim Hill sports pitch area 48, 3 Common Tern, 14 Swift, 2 House Martin, c25 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher Cricket Pen a31, f Common Redstart autumn-1st a31 birches 09:10-11:15 at least (RPBirders)
  • Sidcup DA15: 2 House Martins NW over York Avenue 19.10 (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Res: Wheatear (south side), 2 Juv Shelducks, Grey Heron, Swallow, 3 House Martins (Sue Giddens)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Wood Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Water Rail. (@Hertsbirds Twitter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Reed Warbler (Alex), 10+ Willow Warbler, 35+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, Hobby, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Swift, 14+ House Martin, Teal, 3 Gadwall, 10+ Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Woolwich SE18: m Sparrowhawk flies out from tree & attempts to snatch a Starling from Gordon Sq. 4.30pm. (Patrick English)

Wednesday 13th August 2014 Edit

  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 1 House Martin (Rich Petley)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: prob Hen Harrier ringtail low W 0920, Spotted Crake 1000, Wood Sandpiper, 29 Black-tailed Godwit (ELB Forum via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: ad Spotted Flycatcher still Cricket Pen area 31 0810, 11 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail (RPBirders); 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Reed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Duckett).
  • Springfield Marina (River Lea) 3 Common Tern, (poss 1 juvenile) 5:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Stratford,Queen Elizabeth Park: Clouded Yellow (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Wood Sandpiper on main pit & seen twice (19.25 & 20.00) from viewpoint on east bank. Also 1 Common Sandpiper & 1 Common Tern (Simon West)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: f/imm Black Redstart by river adj to paddocks nr bridge 0920, imm Common Redstart in open area betw path & cow field 0950 (Jonathan Nasir via Twitter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 35+ Common Whitethroat, 7-8 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 SKylark, 3 Swallow, Sand Martin, 14+ House Martin, 2 Swift, Linnet, 6 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)

Tuesday 12th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Garden Warbler Cricket Scrub, also Willow warbler, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 5+ Blackcaps 0700 (Bob Watts).
  • Banstead Woods: prob Montagu's Harrier ringtail over The Scrub 0705 - distant photo (James McCulloch per CFBW BG)
  • Battersea Park: Peregrine, 6 Gadwall, 1 Black-headed gull, f Tufed Duck 5 duckling, pr Egyptian Geese (Michael Mac).
  • Beckton Creekside: 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper. Also 1 Clouded Yellow (Peter Beckenham)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: 2 eclipse male Mandarin Duck, 3 female Tufted Duck plus a brood of 5 ducklings (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Wheatear on Neasden Rec, 3 Common Sandpiper,3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing & Dunlin (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Mandarin, Stock Dove, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 Common Terns, 1 Hobby, 16 Willow Warbler mostly in South Meadow (Chris Bird)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: Little Egret, juv Avocet, 10+ Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 5+ Swift, Swallow, Sand Martin, 20+ House Martin, Yellow Wagtail (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Kestrel, 2 Common Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Great crested Grebe, Swift over west, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Stock Dove (Stuart Fisher)
  • Oakwood Park: Spotted Flycatcher adult in field maple around tennis courts 08:25 - 08:35, 4 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes. Spotted Crake showed for me at 13:45 in the reeds opposite the first platform in line with the wind turbine. 3 Whimbrel, 7 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 8 Blk. t Godwit, 2 Greenshank, Garganey, Juv. Water Rail and 7 Swift were the other highlights. ( John Edwards); 8 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 7 Snipe, 120 Lapwing, 4 Garganey, 18 Swift, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Bearded Tit (RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park: Swift, 4 House Martin, 10+ Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher autumn-1st Cricket Pen area 31 pines nr fdr 07:10-08:50, Yellow Wagtail S 0745 (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Totteridge Valley: Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 7 Swift all NE, 3 Swallow, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Cormorant over (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat (Alex/pub scrub), 15+ Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 5+ Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 2 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, Hobby (SSSI), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet, 3 Gadwall, 11 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy/Richard Rae)
  • Willows Farm: Wheatear f/imm field beside carpark (David Booth/Steve Blake per Herts BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat at west end of grassland late aft (BirdGuides)

Monday 11th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Garden Warbler Cricket Scrub 0700, 3 Chiffchaffs, 10+ House Martins Wood green Res (Bob Watts).
  • Brookmill Park: Eclipse drake Mandarin, Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green, N13: 6 Little Grebe adult & five chicks (one month old), pr Egyptian Goose male ring no 1420769 1420736, 55 Black-headed Gull, female Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush flew over calling, Willow Warbler in sub-song, Nuthatch, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Clapham Common: 1 Swift in the rain, 1 House Martin in the wind, Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap (f), 1 Goldcrest. (Mark H).
  • Clapham Junction: Wheatear on tracks at platform 6 at 11.20pm, flew off on approach of train.(Tom Gillard)
  • Howe Green nr Essendon: Great White Egret on R Lea just north of B158 reported 0845 (BirdGuides)
  • Leicester Square WC2: Kestrel over Capital Radio building 1630 (James Hudson)
  • London Wetland Centre: 30 Sand Martin, 40 House Martin, 150 Swift, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Common Tern, 27 Teal, 22 Shoveler, 1 Hobby (Adam Salmon); 1 rather worse for wear Jersey Tiger near staff entrance (Catherine Beazley)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake, Water Rail, 5 Garganey, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Dunlin, 5 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 120 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Hobby, juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Wigeon, new brood Tufted Duck, 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 800 Starling, 8 Little Egret, Bearded Tit (RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2m Gadwall autumn-1st, c15 Swift through, 4 House Martin incl juv, 8 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail (RPBirders)
  • St James's Park: 1 Willow Warbler in mixed Tit flock and Sparrowhawk (Frank Nugent).
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby south over SSSI, lingering juv Sparrowhawk, 30+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 10+ House Martin, Swallow, Meadow Pipit carrying food, Pied Wagtail, 5 Stock Dove, pr Egyptian Goose, 2 Linnet (Nick Croft).
  • Woolwich SE18: Sparrowhawk catches Starling amongst crowds of people in Gordon Square 5.30pm. (Patrick English).

Sunday 10th August 2014 (Hurricane Bertha) Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 6 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 7 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover (flew in 11.30 & off at 11.40), new brood of 9 Tufted chicks. 100+ Swifts, 30 House Martins and 10 Sand Martins over N Bank at 11.30, 5 Sand Martin earlier (Brent Birders)
  • Gallions Reach: 1 imm Kittiwake, 13 Common Sandpipers, Oystercatcher, 3 House Martin. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Little Grebe & 2 pairs of Common Tern in the Ecology Park + 2 juveniles on the Thames foreshore, 10 House Martin late morning, Chiffchaff & 4 Linnet by Beckham Academy (Conrad Ellam)
  • Grovelands Park: 6 Mandarin Duck incl female & one duckling (only brood here this year?) (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Sandpiper on High No.1 and 4 Swifts through at midday (Pete Mantle)
  • Hackney Marshes: Wheatear (JW Davies)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still, 2 Snipe, adult Common Tern fishing wader scrape, Hobby hunting, c30 Swift, c15 Sand Martin, c45 House Martin- c35 arrived from north (J.Wilczur & R. Kaye)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Northala Fields- Sparrowhawk, fishing Common Tern, Reed Bunting, 100+ Goldfinch feeding on knapweed heads (Neil Anderson)
  • Regent's Park: 7 Great Crested Grebe & 2 new yg S tip Bandstand Is area 7 hatched overnight before nest flooded, 50+ Swift and 2 House Martin over lake 2015 (RPBirders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 7 Common Scoter on North Basin (Birdguides)
  • Swanley Park : 144 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, Mandarin, 3 juv Moorhen, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker. & 1 slow worm (Andy Meaton)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddock - Wheatear, Kestrel (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (S): Still some Swifts about (Quentin Given). 175+ Swifts in late afternoon, largely over No 4 & No 5. 6 Common Sands on north reservoirs and Kingfisher on Low Maynard. (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby, Kestrel, Skylark, Willow Warbler, 14+ House Martin, 7 Swift (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Kigfisher, 2 Gadwall, 2 Reed Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 House Martin, 2 Swift (NickCroft)
  • Wimbledon Common: Bluegate Pond - Kingfisher, ChiffChaff, numerous Blue-tailed /Common/Emerald Damselfies & Common & Ruddy Darters (Steve Woolfenden)

Saturday 9th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret perched on tree in Conservation Pond then on bridge at Tunnel Res until flushed by fox 0930, also Yellow Wagtail NE, 2 Swifts, fem Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaffs, 3+ House Martin, Common Tern, Brown Hawker (APOG).
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, male Peregrine over, 47 Swift south then feeding, 5 Sand Martin south, 4 Swallow south, 5 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Brent Birders).
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: juv Little Grebe, still 2 pairs Common Tern with three young (2 near fledged, 1 less advanced), Reed Warblers inc adult feeding two young, also Small Red Eyed Damselflies, Jersey Tiger (Joe Beale).
  • Hampstead Heath: Wheatear on the cricket pitch at 0800, Crossbill N over at 1015, Up to 5 Common Terns (2 juveniles) , Reed Warbler singing quietly in hawthorn at Hedge 2. Also 4 Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff in a large tit flock (Pete Mantle)
  • Ladywell and Brockley Cemetery SE4 : Kestrel over to the South, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Jay, 3 Migrant Hawkers and a Jersy Tiger. (Phil Laurie)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit - sum plum "Icelandic" roosting on shingle ridge flew off east when disturbed, no sign of Little Ringed Plover family although water levels high & only a tiny patch of mud visible, Garganey - WWF hide, 35 Swift, 25 Sand Martin - presumed migrants, 6 House Martin arrived from north, 4 Willow Warbler - explore feeders 3 singing (J.Wilczur)
  • Osterley Park: juvenile Common Buzzard flushed from meadow behind Osterley Park house, Cormorant, 5 Egyptian Goose, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 7+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, Kingfisher on middle lake, female Mandarin, 8 Mistle Thrush, 3 Pochard, 11+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Osterley Park birding group).
  • Pinner (Cuckoo Hill Allotment Site): probable breeding Sparrowhawk; also Jay & Coal Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: first-winter Wheatear, Hobby mobbed by about ten corvids, Little Owl back in the disaster area, a super post-breeding flock of 32 Mistle Thrush, 5 Swift, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 172 Jackdaw, 2 Green Woodpecker, 15 Stock Dove, 11 Goldfinch & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake 11:45 (Barry Bishop) & again briefly at 16:00 due south of 2nd viewing platform from right hand side, juv Water Rail, 2 Whimbrel, Curlew, Wood Sandpiper, 7-8 Green Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Garganey eclipse , Hobby, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Bearded Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, 30+ Swallow south, Swift, 2 Northern Wheatear (Dave Morrison/Barry Bishop/Tony Brown/Nick Croft/Lol Boldini/RSPB et al)
  • Regent's Park: 3 House Martin, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Wheatear f/imm autumn-1st briefly 0745 cricket squares area 37 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (hawthorn valley) (Hugh Bradshaw). Hobby over Lower Pen Pond 11.30am (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Osprey S early am (Gary Gardiner per Herts BC)
  • South Harrow: 45+ House Sparrows in garden including recently fledged bird (Michael Robinson)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Swift, c15 House Martin, Willow Warbler; Migrant Hawker dragonfly (TeRNS)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 5 Little Egrets, 4 Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 9 Common Terns up river, c60 House Martins, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 juvenile Stonechat, c1000 Starlings, Clouded Yellow (Andrew Self)
  • Totteridge N20: Peregrine flew NW 08.45, Little Owl calling, Kestrel, c.10 Swallows, Ring-necked Parakeets (Bob Husband & Fay Broom)
  • Totteridge Valley: 9 Swifts feeding over Darlands Lake this evening, also juv & adult Kestrel nearby (Ian Ellis).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 40+ Lapwing, 27 Greylag Goose, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk (+juv), Garden Warbler, 8+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake); Hobby pm (Simon West via Twitter)
  • Willows Farm: Wheatear car park 1225 (Simon West per Herts BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Swift, 1 Stock Dove. 1 Jersey Tiger (Charlie Farrell)

Friday 8th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Garden Warbler Cricket Scrub (1st site - year) also 5+ Chiffchaff, fem Common Whitethroat, common Tern Wood Green Res (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington SF: Glossy Ibis feeding in NW corner of North Lake until 0825 at least. Also 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift (James Hudson)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: Common Sandpiper - my first for this site! mini-patch mega (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing. (Steve Blake)
  • Gallions Reach: Wood Sandpiper 12 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 40 Common Tern, Yellow-legged Gull, Willow Warbler. (Gary A James).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 6 Great crested Grebe, 3+ Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, 2m Ruddy Duck, Hobby, Kestrel an obvious migrant very high NE, Little Ringed Plover adult couldnt see juv but behaviour suggested still present, 3 Common Sandpiper, Black Tailed Godwit circled then down river, 2 Sandwich Tern in from N circled then off SW 08.00, 2 Common Tern, Whinchat, 2 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler (R.Kaye)
  • Oakwood Park: 16 Mistle Thrush on golf course, Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap incl juv (Robert Callf)
  • Regent's Park: 8 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Wheatear 120 metres southwest of Pen Ponds car park at 1.05 pm (Nigel Jackman)
  • Ruislip (Park Avenue): Red Kite & Swift over (Jon Ridge).
  • Ruislip Lido & Poor's Field: drake Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 4 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, 16 House Martin, 2 Bullfinch, Nuthatch, 4 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, several Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Jay, 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Tower of London: 1 Kestrel this am (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park:Common Whitethroat 2, Goldfinch 5, Blackcap 4, Hobby, ChiffChaff 4, Willow Warbler 2, Mandarin 3. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Sutcliffe Park: 5 Reed Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Kingfishers, 1 Blackcap, 11 Swifts, 2 Swallows, 3 Wasp Spiders. (P Kite)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellow Wagtail, 5 Skylark, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 30+ Common Whitethroat, 15+ Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Swift, 10+ House Martin, 19 Mistle Thrush, 15 Gadwall, f Teal, 10 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy/Tim Harris)
  • Waterworks NR: 4 Green Woodpeckers (2 Juv), 2 juve Jays, Reed Warblers, 2 sparrowhawks calling, kestrel, juv heron,c20 swifts. (Susan Huckle)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 4 Green Woodpecker, c260 Carrion Crow ... not much else (Charlie Farrell) Whinchat at western end of Grassland 18:00 (John Fordham).

Thursday 7th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Sandpiper flew from N to S end Wood Green Res 0655 (BobWatts). 5 Cormorants on Boating Lake, 7.30am (Naomi Stadlen).
  • Beddington SF: Glossy Ibis landed on lake 1058. Still present 15:03. Also adult Black-tailed Godwit (BFBG via Twitter). Juvenile Caspian Gull and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls on main lake late morning (David Campbell et al)
  • Brent Reservoir: Dunlin, 5 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpipers & 160+ Ring-necked Parakeets going to roost (Andrew Self)
  • Crayford Marshes: Glossy Ibis flew south at 9am (observer ?)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Wood Sandpiper still present (Birdguides)
  • Herne Hill/Brockwell Park: Peregrine circling at around 13:00 (Paul Whiteman)
  • Mudchute Park and Farm: Common Buzzard soaring high to the west, 6+ Monk Parakeet, 15+ House Martin, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, juv Sparrowhawk, 3 Blackcap, 7 Migrant Hawkers (Stuart Fisher)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Crake Aveley Pool 1555, Wood Sandpiper, Whinchat (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Swift, 5 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat (RPBirders)
  • Roxbourne Park (Yeading Brook): very vocal Sparrowhawk family group of at least three birds (Jon Ridge).
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • Strayfield Road, EN2: 20 Swallow incl a nest with at least one chick, 1 juv House Martin on overhead wire with Swallows (Robert Callf)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, 5 Swift, 5 Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ten Acre Wood Area: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 7 Lapwing, male Pheasant, 4 Swallow, 25 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Skylark, Rook over, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Stock Dove & 5 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Mediterranean Gull (juv), Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (juv), 8+ Common Tern, 4 Tree Sparrow. (Steve Blake, Richard Coombes).
  • Wanstead Flats: 15+ House Martin, 4 Swallow, 30+ Swift, 3 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 40+ Common Whitethroat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 10+ Blackcap, 4 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Teal, Kestrel (Dan Hennessy/Nick Croft)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Whinchat 0715 (Birdguides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 30+ Swifts still present this morning (Quentin Given)
  • Wildwoods, Enfield: 5 Little Grebe pr & three small chicks, 24 Mandarin Duck (Robert Callf)

Wednesday 6th August 2014 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: mud almost disappeared after rain, but still 3 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper and Dunlin, plus 10 Swift over hide (Andrew Haynes).
  • Eltham SE9: Juvenile Sparrowhawk ambushing wood pigeon (and missing) in hedge on lane off Bexley Road between Wide Horizons Environment Centre & Eltham Warren Golf Course. (L Leadbeater).
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Sandwich Tern 2ad 1 Imm, Oystercatcher, 11 Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swift. (Gary A James).
  • Godstone: 2 Great White Egret over Bay Pond 1115 (BirdGuides).
  • Hackney Downs 2 Swifts (over train station) 7:30 (Sue Barry).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (evening visit): c25 Swift, 6 House Martin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Mandarin Duck (Charlie Farrell)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: juv Avocet, 20+ Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 2 juv Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, 5+ Swift, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler. (Simon Papps).
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, 3 Green Sandpiper briefly, 2 Little Ringed Plover- ad & young, Snipe, 22 Lapwing, 6 Mandarin, 2 male Ruddy Duck, 2 Kingfisher- showing well from Peacock (Hide) (J.Wilczur) 2 adult Common Tern (Martin Honey) Hobby ( Martin Smith et al).
  • North Finchley: 2 Swifts S over house late evening (John Colmans).
  • Pinner (Marsh Road): Sparrowhawk & Grey Wagtail over, Green Woodpecker heard (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Hobby, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 16 Goldfinch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Stock Dove, 8 Swift, 3 Grey Heron & 158 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake 0720 (Birdguides) Showing well at 1545 (Ruth Hudson).
  • Regent's Park: 3 Common Tern ad & 2 juv, House Martin, c7 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat autumn-1st Cricket Pen hawthorns area 31 (RPBirders).
  • Richmond Park: Green Sandpiper flew off from Upper Pen Pond (M.Lewis).
  • Snaresbrook/Leyton Flats: 2 Nuthatch, 4 Great crested Grebe, 6 Swift, juv Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler, Jersey Tiger (Stuart Fisher).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Sand Martin; 3 Brown Hawker dragonflies (TeRNS)
  • Trent Park: Kingfisher lower lake (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 juv Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 juv Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush incl juv, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2+ Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Still 50+ Swifts over south reservoirs & filterbeds. (Quentin Given); Juv Willow Warbler in garden, just east of Lockwood (Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 40+ Common Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 15+ Blackcap, 20+ Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 14+ House Martin, 4 Swift, 4 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 9 Mistle Thrush, 10+ Song Thrush, Hobby, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Gadwall, 2 f Pochard, 9 Little Grebe (Dan Hennessy/Nick Croft).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Whinchat still (Twitter).

Tuesday 5th August 2014 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Snipe, 2 Green Sandpipers & 2 Common Sandpipers (Brent Birders) later 5 Green Sandpipers (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, 12 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Eastcote (Field End Road): Sparrowhawk smashed into a tiny "charm" of six very lucky Goldfinches - they all survived (Jon Ridge).
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Shelduck, 17+ Common Tern (11+ adults, 2 juvs, 4-5 unfledged young), Blackcap singing, 3 Jersey Tiger (John Archer)
  • Hackney Marshes: Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtail, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Teal, Little Grebe, Weasel (JW Davies)
  • Oxleas Wood: Peregrine, being 'tentatively' harassed by Crows (John Reid)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Sparrowhawk, female Kestrel (Jon Reveley, Jon Ridge). later; Hobby, 2 Green Woodpecker, 11 Stock Dove, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaff & 343 Jackdaw (JRi)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake again 1830 Aveley Pools (Henry Wyn-Jones et al).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 6 Swift, 2juv Green Woodpecker areas 1 & 38, 7 House Martin, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler a1, juv Grey Wagtail a8, flock of c40 Greenfinch a29 - annual post-breeding dispersal (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Redstart- Holly Lodge paddocks (Martin Honey) adult Cuckoo in the evening at Holly Lodge (H.Bradshaw). juv Willow Warbler, 12 juv & an adult Whitethroat- Hawthorn Valley, 14 Swallow around Park including a family party of 5, 2 Sand Martin flew SW, 2 juv Stonechat still (J.Wilczur)
  • Trent Park: 2 Kingfisher lower lake (Robin White per R Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Wheatear f/imm in field north of main pit (David Booth per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (South). Over 100 Swifts over reservoirs & filterbeds. (Quentin Given)
  • Wanstead Flats: Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Swallow, Sand Martin, 20+ House Martin, 5 Swift, Gadwall, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy)
  • Wanstead Park: Green Sandpiper on Roding, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher (Dan Hennessy)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Whinchat 0620 (BirdGuides)

Monday 4th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 15+ House Martin 0700 (Bob Watts)
  • Antill Road E3:Jersey Tiger in back garden (Harry Harrison)
  • Blackheath: 1 Clouded Yellow, 2 Jersey Tiger, 2 Brown Argus (Joe Beale).
  • Bow Creek: 3 Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, Blackcap, 10 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens, Lewisham: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Gallions Reach: 12 Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Ilford Valentines Park: large green parrot in trees near mansion for about 4 days now if anyone hears of one being lost.(Barbara Miller)
  • London Wetland Centre: 9 Snipe, 1 Little Ringed Plover & 2 juvs, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler (Adam Salmon).
  • Oak Hill Woods / Oak Hill Park, East Barnet, Herts. EN4: Juvenile Little Owl, juvenile Sparrowhawks calling, Nuthatch calling, Chiffchaff calling, Stock Doves, 12 Ring-necked Parakeets (Bob Husband)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake 0915 fr 2nd platform overlooking Aveley Pool back edge (David Smith via Twitter RSPB blog) showing well in SW cnr of Pool 1940 (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: 8 Swift, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler Cricket Pen area 31 & Rose Wheel a17, Whitethroat a17 (RPBirders)
  • River Wandle (Garratt Business Park), SW17: 2 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler (Nick Moll)
  • Staines Reservoir: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear. (Jim Sweetland). 4 Shelduck (juvs) and Redshank (Kevin Duncan)
  • Staines Moor: Cuckoo (juv) (Peter Carlill)
  • Stanwell Moor: Hobby (Peter Carlill)
  • Swanley Park : 135 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, Mandarin, 2 Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, 30+ House Sparrows, 10+ Jersey Tiger Moths.(Andy Meaton)
  • Thornton Heath: Jersey Tiger Moth in Garden (D Benton)
  • Totteridge, (old county - Herts.) N20: 2 Red Kites, 3 Common Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl, Nuthatch calling, Swifts & Swallows (Fay Broom & Bob Husband).
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5+ Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 30+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warber, 13 Skylark, 10+ House MArtin, 4 Swift, 6 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Green Sandpiper, 3-4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 1-2 Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 4 Little Grebe, juv Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft)

Sunday 3rd August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 7 Swift, 10+ House Martin, Common Tern, Brown Hawker & Emperor Conservation Pond, Cinnabar Moth caterpillars (Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones). 2+ Commnon Blues, long grass above cycle path, east gate end. (Greg Smith)
  • Brent Reservoir: Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 7 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper & 5 Common Sandpiper; no sign of any Garganey (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens, Lewisham: 30 House Sparrows, Little Egret (Tom Moulton)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Garganey eclipse m fr hide am (BirdGuides)
  • Crossness: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad + juv), 6+ Common Sandpiper, 3+ Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 67 Teal, Grey Seal (John Archer).
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Wood Sandpiper ad & juv (Steve Drake per ELB Forum)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: c35 Swift 0630, c4 Willow Warbler (RPBirders)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, pr Buzzard, Red Kite drifted over, 4 Kestrel (3 "playfully" sparring with a Sparrowhawk for over 10 minutes with each species chasing the other until Magpies intervened), 2 Little Ringed Plover, Skylark, 2+ Meadow Pipit, c10 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, Rook, 10+ Linnet, 40+ Goldfinch, 2 Clouded Yellow (Neil Anderson/K. Bull/G. Westley)
  • Wanstead Flats (Long Wood/SSSI): 25+ Common Whitethroat (including the sandy pale one - tried to make into Desert Warbler but its far too big!), 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 13+ Chiffchaff, 20+ House Martin, no Swift, Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove (Nick Croft)

Saturday 2nd August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Male Peregrine south 0855, also Swift, 5+ House Martin, 5+ Chiffchaff, well grown juv Little Grebe Boating Lake (Bob Watts).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Garganey in North Marsh, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers & 4 Lapwing from main hide (Andrew Self, Andrew Verrall & Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Great White Egret S 0620 (BirdGuides)
  • Ilford: 2 Jersey Tigers in the garden this week. (Barbara Miller)
  • Langham Pond, Runnymede: 2 Red Kite, family 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Swift, Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow, c10 House Martin (Neil Anderson +LNHS group)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: juv Avocet, 25+ Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Hobby, Kingfisher (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 adult Little Ringed Plover & one very mobile chick, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Snipe, 1 eclipse drake Garganey, 1 imm. male Sparrowhawk, 2 terrapins (1 Red-eared Slider and the other a Yellow-bellied Turtle) (Martin Honey).
  • Lower Chingford: 7 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Osterley Park: 37+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Egyptian Goose (4 chicks), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, 17+ Jackdaw, Kingfisher flying along middle lake, 9 Mandarin, 12+ Mistle Thrush, 2 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet, With great sadness I found a dead Barn Owl during the day. I contacted the park ranger & we had a look at the bird. It looked like it had been dead for a couple of days but had no obvious signs of injury. What a terrible shame (Richard Woolley).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 11 Swift, c4 House Martin, 3+ Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat (RPBirders); escaped Green_Peafowl flew E across Holford Field - seen 5+ times in last 2wks (park user per RPBirders)
  • Staines Reservoir: Common Scoter, Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • Tottenham Marsh: Peregrine, Kingfisher (James Palmer)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 5 Spotted Flycatcher pr & three juveniles (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Sparrowhawk, about 10 House Martin, small flock of Long-tailed Tit, about 40 Starling, Jersey Tiger moth (Michael Rank)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher (probably Thursday's bird, in trees by school on west side of flats, north of the two tower blocks) performed well during the rain but not seen subsequenty (Dan Hennessy), Little Owl, 7+ Lesser Whitethroat, 25+ Common Whitethroat (including a very pale bird), 2 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 20+ House Martin, 4 Swift, Teal, 5 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, Egyptian Goose, 7 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 5 Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft)

Friday 1st August 2014 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Egyptian Goose (Roy Beddard, Steve Leeke)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • London Wetland Centre Peregrine on Charing Cross Hospital, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Common Snipe main lake, 1 Kingfisher sheltered lagoon, 1 adult Little Ringed Plover (main lake) plus 1 adult (wader scrape) but only 1 chick seen - did anyone see any more?, plus a pristine Jersey Tiger from an overnight mothing session (Martin Honey). Only 1 LRP chick seen 10-12 noon (Nick S)
  • Loudwater nr Rickmansworth: Marsh Tit Loudwater Farm (Sanderson Topham per Herts BC)
  • Pinner: Starling with leg-ring on feeder again. This bird has been around for a couple of years. No way of finding out what's on the ring is there? (Richard Francis).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Whimbrel, Redshank flushed by dog walker Aveley Bay also 4 Oystercatchers, Common Seal, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Snipe Purfleet Scrape, also 6+ Little Egrets reserve and 10+ Swallows, 8+ Meadow Pipits (Bob Watts)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Swift, juv Green Woodpecker QM Gdns area 19, 4 House Martin SW, Willow Warbler (RPBirders)
  • Wanstead Flats: No sign of Pied Flycatcher, 15+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Willow Warbler, 4-5 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2 Swallow south, 10+ House Martin, 6 Swift, Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 2 Kestrel (Dan Hennessy/John Weil/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, Swift, young Sparrowhawk heard (Nick Croft)

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