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London's August highlightsEdit

Perhaps the bird of the month for August 2016 was the Pectoral Sandpiper found by Harry Lacey on 9th August at King George V Reservoir. Now a near-annual visitor to the London area, Pec Sand was last recorded 12 months ago at Beddington Farmlands.

Unfortunately, Harry’s bird didn’t linger to be twitched. But August was a great month for waders generally, with no fewer than 26 species recorded in total. Notable among them were Temminck’s Stint, Little Stint, Ruff and Wood Sandpiper, all four of which were present at Rainham Marshes on the 22nd and 23rd. Little Stint were also seen at Rye Meads and Staines Reservoir. Other interesting waders included Woodcock (Highgate, 2nd), Sanderling (KGV Reservoir, 6th), Spotted Redshank (Purfleet, 20th), Curlew Sandpiper (Purfleet, 23rd) and Bar-tailed Godwit (Barking Bay, 29th).

(Purfleet’s Curly Sand probably arrived in Britain as part of a huge influx on the 19th, when large flocks were found at several sites on the east coast before spreading out across the country. The biggest flock was an amazing 143 at Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire, on the 21st.)

Other wetland birds Edit

July’s White Stork lingered into August, mainly still seen at Beddington Farmlands but occasionally spotted in flight over other areas of South London. It was last reported on the morning of the 6th.

The year’s second London sighting of Glossy Ibis was on the 6th, when three birds flew over Buckhurst Hill. Later the same day, and again five days later, one was reported at Rainham Marshes (which was also where the year’s first Glossy turned up, on 13th May). Then on 16th Aug another (or the same?) Glossy arrived at King George V Reservoir and obligingly stayed until late the next day, when it flew off high southish. It was back again on the 21st but not seen again after that.

(Glossy Ibis were once very rare vagrants to the UK from the Mediterranean region. The earliest accepted London records are as recent as 1974, when a bird spent a month at Swanscombe Marsh, and 1977, when one hung around Totteridge Common for 20 weeks. Glossies are still rare, but records have increased significantly in recent years and at least one pair has attempted to breed in England.)

On the 21st, King George V Reservoir also featured four aquatic species that are usually only encountered as winter visitors — Pintail, Goldeneye, Smew and Red-necked Grebe. Also present was a Garganey, KGV being one of five London sites to record this summer visitor during the month.

Gulls and terns Edit

Plenty of terns passed through the capital during the month, mainly seen along the Thames downriver from the Woolwich Barrier. The star bird was a Roseate Tern reported from Rainham on 18th August — the first in London since 24th April. But the stand-out venue for terns in general was Gallions Reach, with reports of large numbers of Sandwich Tern, Arctic Tern and Common Tern — including a total of 110 or more Sarnies on the 27th. (This seems to be a London record: according to The Birds of London, the largest previous London flock was 90 birds at Barn Elms Reservoirs on 15th Sep 1968.)

On 19th Aug, Gallions Reach also recorded two Black Tern, and on the same day a flock of 21 was seen south of the river at Beddington Farmlands. A sixth tern species was reported at the end of the month, when three Little Tern flew upriver past Purfleet on the 28th and two more passed Barking Bay the next day.

Little Gull were seen at three sites during the month, and there were as usual a few reports of Caspian Gull and Mediterranean Gull. Purfleet was the "purfect" place for Yellow-legged Gull, with regular sightings of up to 34 birds.

Birds of prey 
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The only notable birds of prey reported in August were a Honey Buzzard over Selsdon Wood on the 15th, a Goshawk over Alexandra Park/Hornsey High Street on the 24th and Ospreys over three London sites at the end of the month.

Passerines and a near-passerine Edit

Flycatcher sightings during August included half a dozen Pied Flycatcher as well as numerous Spotted Flycatcher. One Pied Fly lingered in Regent's Park for five days. Half a dozen Tree Pipit were also reported, along with many Whinchat, Wheatear and Common Redstart. Among numerous sightings of Yellow Wagtail was one bird of the continental Blue-headed Wagtail subspecies, seen at KGV on the 18th.

Wood Warblers were seen at Brentwood on the 25th and Mudchute on the 26th, and a Marsh Warbler was reported at Staines Moor on the 27th.

On the 18th a Hoopoe (the "near-passerine" of the above subheading) was found at Aldborough Hatch. It was London’s first Upupa epops (don't you love that name?) since 2nd May.

(Contributed by Andrew Haynes)

Wednesday 31st August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 6 House Martins, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Chiffchaff (heard), Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, mixed Tit flock (15+ Long-tailed + Blue Tit)), Goldfinch flock (20+ mainly juv), 5 Dunnock, 2 Coal Tit, 6 House Sparrows (Bruce Carson); Spòtted Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler (1st site record for year) Cricket Scrub, 8 Chiffchaffs (Bob Watts); Spotted Flycatcher, Lower Slopes, Willow Warbler, 2 Swallows (David Callahan)
  • Barking Bay: Garganey flew downriver, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv/1cy Caspian Gull (same bird as on 29/8), 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 14 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 5 Swallow SW, 7 Yellow Wagtail W-SW, 2 Wheatear, 5+ Whinchat, c40 Linnet; also 2 Clouded Yellow (Nick Senior)
  • Enfield, EN2: 7 Barn Swallow pr and five juveniles (4 fledged today) in Allotment hedgerow near 19th Enfield Scout Group Hut opposite Jolly Farmers PH (Robert Callf)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 1 Yellow Wagtail (S), 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaff (WWT Website); 3 Hobby, including 1 juvenile, hunting low over site, Kingfisher in Wildside, juvenile Peregrine being chased by, and chasing, Crows, 17 Chiffchaff (site count), 1f fully-winged Mandarin in collection, Little Egret main lake, Osprey over, seen and photographed by a visitor (Martin Honey).
  • North Wembley: 21 Swallow over (Neil Anderson)
  • Oxleas Wood: Sparrowhawk, Blackcap (m), Nuthatch (pair), Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Ron Turner)
  • Purfleet: 22 Yellow-legged Gull, 55 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 30 Ring-necked Parakeet (Fraser Simpson)
  • Regent's Park: Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Hobby (Dante Shepherd et al)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 21 Little Egret, 2 House Martin, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Snipe, Stock Dove, 102 Teal, 5 Kestrel, 5 Hobby, 1 Buzzard, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 41 Shoveler, 70 Gadwall, Redshank, 3 Bearded Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Also possible Yellow Browed Warbler at 0900 on the sea wall, however it was never relocated so i can't confim it. (Samuel Levy) Cettis, Sedge and Reed Warblers, Linnetts, Oystercatchers. (Simon Worsfold)
  • Thornbury Park: Red Kite over heading north 2pm
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler (one in brief song), 2 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 17 Chiffchaff (two singing), 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Bullfinch, Mandarin (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, 6 Goldfinch, Hobby (over Williams Wood and again hunting over Vic Farm horsefields), Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Stock Dove(s) ( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Wheatear & c60 Linnet in rear paddocks; Little Egret, 4 Egyptian Geese, Grey Wagtail in Lee flood relief channel (Chris Farthing)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: (Lockwood) Peregrine, f Sparrowhawk, 28 Little Egrets, 6+ Common Sandpipers, 3 Teal, 15 Pied Wagtails, Clouded Yellow butterfly (Lol Bodini); (East Warwick) M Redstart by Portable Toilets nearby - 13.20 - Elusive but calling, 2 Common Sandpiper & Yellow Wagtail & Pr. Shovelor (Eclipse) on East Warwick (Davey Leach).
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 20+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Swallow, 11+ House Martin, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Skylark (Nick Croft/Simon Worsfold et al)

Tuesday 30th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pair of Wheatears on portable net by cricket pavilion at 09.15 (Bruce Carson). Yellow Wagtail SW 0649, Willow Warbler (Bob Watts)
  • Battersea Power Station: juvenile Peregrine chasing pigeon nearly hit a window pigeon escaped (Michael Mac)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 10 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 20 Lapwing, 1 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Barn Swallow, 5 Common Buzzard (Peter Alfrey, Sam Woods) pics here [1]
  • Brent Reservoir: Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtails, several Little Egrets, Willow Warbler, Reed Warblers (Brent Birders).
  • Greenford UB6: Buzzard over garden (Kathryn Bull)
  • Hyde Park : Pair of Common Sandpiper over the Serpentine this morning (D.Jordan)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Dunlin, 2 Wheatear, & a few local common tern (KJMcmanus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Wheatear on top of Parliament Hill, 4 Yellow Wagtails over, Spotted Flycatcher and Whitethroat in Hedge1, 4 Swallows over, 4 Gadwall flew into High No1 (Pete Mantle)
  • Purfleet: 15 Yellow-legged Gull, 44 Teal, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet (Fraser Simpson)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 2 Wheatear, 2 Hobby, Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, Greenshank, Snipe, Oystercatcher, 5 Dunlin, 25+ Yellow-legged Gull (Dante Shepherd), Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Clouded Yellow ( J & J Cadera)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, 15:00 (Frank Nugent).
  • Staines Moor: Cetti's Warbler, Buzzard, Hobby, Whinchat (Jim Sweetland)
  • Trent Park: 3 juv Bullfinch (Robert Callf); also Spotted Flycatcher on branches in trees at north end of horse field viewed from NE corner of Williams Wood (do not enter fields here - private farmland) ( Pete Lowman / Bob Husband).
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 6+ Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 6+ Blackcap, 10+ House Martin, Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Gadwall, Teal (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Shoveler, Teal, Whitethroat, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)

Monday 29th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Whinchat cricket scrub, Yellow Wagtail west, landed for 2 hours then east, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 10+ House Martin, Clouded Yellow, Aythya hybrid Boating Lake (Dominic Mitchell, Gareth Richards, Bob Watts, Trevor)
  • Barking Bay: 3 Wigeon, c.70 Teal, 1 Hobby, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 1cy Caspian Gull, 8 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern downriver, c30 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern upriver, 2 Little Tern upriver then high SW, 12 Stock Dove, 11 Yellow Wagtail East, 7 Whinchat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat; also Clouded Yellow, 3 Jersey Tiger (Nick Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: Black-tailed Godwit North Marsh, 4 Lapwing, Snipe, 11 Common Sandpipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, 24 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler (Brent Birders); Wheatear on West Hendon Playing Fields (Steve Leeke)
  • Gallions Reach: Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzards, 4 Sandwich Terns, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill: 3 Yellow Wagtails over (1 S, 2 NW), 20 Swallows NW, 20 House Martins NW, 25 Chiffchaffs incl.15 at Sanctuary Pond. (Pete Mantle)
  • Highgate Woods: Yellow Wagtail over SW, 0900. (Matt Evans)
  • Hyde Park: Spotted Flycatcher in Rangers Lodge rear garden, Common Buzzard low over Parade Ground. (D.Jordan)
  • KGV Reservoir: Little Gull, 2 Greenshank, Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 11 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Willow Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff (WWT Website); Hobby (Bill Haines); Hobby over marsh at least three times (for approx. 30 minutes, 10 minutes & 5 minutes) hassled by gulls and crows, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 3 Pochard (Mat Hare)
  • Oxleas Wood: Common Buzzard, Blackcap (m), Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove (pair), Kestrel, Nuthatch (Ron Turner)
  • Purfleet: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 14 Common Tern, 17 Ringed Plover, 16 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Hobby, 1 Swift, 1 Kingfisher (Fraser Simpson)
  • Regent's Park: 6 Golden Plover (1h 07:15 & 5SW 07:30), also Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart in/nr Chat Pen (area 39) (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Wheatear juvenile male, 10 Whitethroat, Stonechat, Reed Buntings, Swallows, Kestrel, Little Owl. Kingfisher and Terrapin on UPP (Phil Davies)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Little Stint juv. on S basin causeway bank till dusk. (Rob Innes et al) 3 Black-necked Grebes. 4 Common Sandpipers.
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Spotted Flycatchers along entry path at North end of moor, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Common Buzzard. (Tony Leppard)
  • Sidcup: 2 Spotted Flycatchers in trees opposite Hollies Leisure Club, Acacia Way, yesterday and again today. Also Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker. (Eric Brown)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant, Buzzard, 3 juv Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Lapwing over, Little Owl, Skylark, Swallow, 2 Whinchat (juv + ad male), Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, 6+ Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley); also Nuthatch, pr Buzzard and flock of 18 Swallow S at 10:15 (Nigel Dodd).
  • Totteridge Valley: 3 Stock Dove, 50+ Jackdaw, 50+ Crows, 3 Robin, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Moorhen, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Goldfinch, 10 Blue Tit. Also Wood Mouse. (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull (Pete Lowman), 1 adult male Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Turnstone still on Lockwood, Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails over, 7 Swift (S Fisher, L Bodini, Paul Whiteman, David Bradshaw); Turnstone, Wheatear, 2 Linnets, 20+ Common Tern (inc juvs), 17 Little Egret, 21 Common Sandpiper at 18:00 (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2-3 Whinchat (Richard Rae), 5 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whtiethroat, 11 Swallow, Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin, 3 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10+ Gadwall, Shoveler, 2-4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Linnet (Nci Croft/Rob Sheldon/Bob Vaughan/James Heal)
  • Wanstead Park: Great Crested Grebe with 3 young (Tony Brown)
  • Waterworks NR: Male Whinchat in meadow, Kingfisher, Willow Warbler, female Blackcap (G.Gram).
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Shoveler, Whitethroat, Peregrine, 4+ Willow Warbler, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 28th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Spotted Flycatcher Grove (Gareth Richards); 25+ House Martins, 6 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (Bob Watts, Gareth Richards)
  • Brent Reservoir: Black-tailed Godwit North Marsh, 2 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, 10 Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 9 Swift, 35 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 19 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 15+ Pied Wagtail, 6 Red-crested Pochard on Diana fountain, 1 Kestrel, 1 Swallow (Mat Hare)
  • Chingford Plain: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Cranford CP: 1 m Kingfisher, c15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap m&f, fresh Common Whitethroat, Song Thrush, c10 Goldfinches - all spotted from stone bridge (Wendy Marks)
  • Fairlop Water: (lake only) 18 Lapwing, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Gallions Reach: Ringed Plover, 12 Common Sandpipers, 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 100 Common Terns, 5 House Martins (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Greenway adjacent to West Ham Stadium: 1 Whinchat and 1 Willow Warbler (Harry Harrison)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Common Redstart flew across open area to Hedge No 2 at 0840 (Tim Blackburn)
  • Hither Green: Peregrine
  • Home (Hampton Court) Park: 1 Kestrel mobbed by Crow, 25+ Pied Wagtail around Long Water, c50 Egyptian Goose, c25 Swallow around paddocks, 1 Little Owl, 1 Meadow Pipit (Mat Hare)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Yellow Wagtail (E), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 89 Shoveler, 72 Teal, 5 Chiffchaff (WWT Website)
  • Northolt + Greenford CP: Sparrowhawk, 3 Swallow W, Wheatear by mounds, 7+ Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, c50 Goldfinch (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Purfleet: 3 Little Tern upriver 1847, juv Little Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 12 Arctic Tern, 31 Common Tern, Avocet, Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier, 11 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Wood Sandpiper (juv), Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpipers, 4 Ruff (juvs), 5 Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Snipe, 2 Oystercatchers, two Yellow Wagtails (Sean Huggins)
  • Richmond Park: Buzzard, Water Rail heard, Kingfisher, 35 Swallow, 2 Tree Pipit, 8 Whinchat, 7 Stonechat - 2 pairs bred fledging seven young in two broods, Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 18 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur, H.Bradshaw, M.Lewis, B.Murray, S.Woolfenden)
  • Totteridge Valley: 4 Swallow, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard (John Colmans); also 20+ Swallow still, 100+ Carrion Crow, 100+ Jackdaw, 2 Robin, Wren, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Moorhen, Coot, Grey Heron, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Pheasant (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: Reed Warbler, first-winter Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Wheatear (paddocks), Yellow Wagtail, 2-3 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 12 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard N (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Turnstone at NE corner of Lockwood, Osprey south at 3pm (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, Swallow, 18+ House Martin, 3 Skylark, 1w Grey Wagtail, 10+ Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/John Whele/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 6+ Whitethroats (Tony Blake)

Saturday 27th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Redstart Female cricket scrub 0735 but elusive though occasionally vocal, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Kingfisher heard Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Bow Creek: 4 Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Blackcap, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Nick Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, juvenile Black-tailed Godwit North Marsh, 6 Lapwing, 12 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 11 Swift, Hobby, 21 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret and Kingfisher p.m. (Frank Nugent).
  • Buckhurst Hill: Pied Flycatcher in back garden in Hills Road 12.00 - 12.10 (Ian Lycett)
  • Cranford CP: 2 Spotted Flycatchers, at least 3 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Kingfisher, Red Kite, Buzzard, Kestrel and Jersey Tiger Moth (Wendy Marks and Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Fairlop Waters: M Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail. (Neil Twyford/Steve Bacon)
  • Gallions Reach: 110+ Sandwich Terns (at least, moving and feeding), 8 Arctic Terns, 60+ Common Terns, 8 Common Sandpipers. (Gary A James & Paul Davis)
  • Hampstead Heath: Wheatear on bare field opposite boating pond, 0900, Chiffchaff (Matt Evans)
  • KGV Reservoir: Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 11 Ringed Plover, 8 Sandwich Tern, 2 Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, Treecreeper (heard only), 2 Northern Wheatear (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, juv Hobby and 2 Yellow Wagtail seen by others, 2 Common Sandpiper wader scrape, 1 Wheatear w side of grazing marsh, 7 Mandarin in colln area coming out of eclipse, 3 Blackcap, 17(+) Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine on CH X Hospital and 1 Wasp spider (Martin Honey), C Snipe (Angus Innes).
  • Mudchute: Buzzard W, 1cy Yellow-legged Gull over, 4 House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Nick Senior)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch & Garden Warbler - a new garden tick :) (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 7 Sandwich Tern, 1 Turnstone, 2 Greenshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Hobby, 2 Buzzard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Curlew, 4 Swift, ad m Marsh Harrier (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Osprey 11.17 (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Wheatear lawn field, 1 Swallow around Holly Lodge, 4 Grey Wagtail on Beverley Brook, 4 Kestrel (Mat Hare) 2 Whinchat (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Rye Meads RSPB Reserve: 2 Little Stints, Garganey, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail (Bob Husband, et al NW London RSPB Group)
  • Staines Moor: Marsh Warbler 10:45 (BirdGuides)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, juv Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark, 25+ Swallow, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Trent Park: Garden Warbler feeding on elderberries (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher reported (Bruce Carson), Spotted Flycatcher, 2-3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Skylark, 6 + Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 20 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, Teal, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 8 Swallow, 10 + House Martin (Wanstead Birders et al)
  • Wanstead Park: 7 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 11 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, 4 House Martin (Nick Croft)
  • Wellington Road (Lords): Buzzard over heading Southwest, and cormorant over heading East. (Samuel Levy)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: M Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Sandpiper, 8 Shoveler, Teal, 1 Swift, 22 Gadwall, Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Friday 26th August 2016Edit

  • Barnes, Waterside Pond: Tree Pipit low S, Cetti's Warbler, Painted Lady and a large Eel coming to bread (R.Kaye)
  • Barn Elms Playing Fields: presumed above Tree Pipit circled, 2 Hobby, Buzzard (R.Kaye); female Wheatear on changing rooms roof 5:35pm, Hobby (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: Black-tailed Godwit on the North Marsh, Spotted Flycatcher on the School Hedge, Clouded Yellow over the bridge by Cool Oak Lane (Steve Leeke)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Wheatear, 80 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 5 Greenshank, Little Owl, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 5 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, Kingfisher (Steve Carter)
  • East Barnet: Red Kite ( Garden Tick) ( Pete Lowman).
  • Ewell Village: Common Buzzard low sw over Ewell Bypass at Cheam Road junction 09:00 (Neil Batten)
  • Finchley Central, Avenue House: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, also present yesterday with possibly a third, also 2 Blackcap and Goldcrest (Ros Wenham, John Colmans)
  • Gallions Reach: Sandwich Tern, 40 Common Tern (KJMcmanus); 22 Sandwich Tern (upriver), Dunlin, Redshank, Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff (Gary A James)
  • Hampton Wick: Sparrowhawk flew low over station at 18:15 (Mike Foster)
  • Mill Hill NW7: Willow Warbler, in garden (S Blake)
  • Millwall Outer Dock: 3 1cy Yellow-legged Gulls (Nick Senior)
  • Mudchute: 4 Swift W, 6 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail SW, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Wood Warbler (globe rope walk), Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers (Nick Senior)
  • Oxleas Wood: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, (m/f) Nuthatch, (m/fm) Treecreeper, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite north at 15:38, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Wood Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Little Egret, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Bearded Tit, 4 Hobby, 1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Wigeon, 47 Shoveler, 208 Teal. (Fraser Simpson)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret, Buzzard, Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail SW, Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, Clouded Yellow (J.Wilczur, Friday Group, J.Few, B.Murray)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 4 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 7 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Trent Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Goldfinch ( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 16+ Common Sandpipers, 4 Teal and Whinchat on Lockwood, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler between No 2 & 3. (David Bradshaw)
  • Wandle-Wandsworth Town: Kingfisher, pair Grey Wagtail plus 3 fledglings, possible 2nd brood (Michael Mac).
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher, 7+ Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper, 1w Yellow-legged Gull, Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 5+ Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 14 Swallow north, 6+ House Martin, 2 Kestrel, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, Pochard, Teal, 6 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Simon Worsfold)
  • Westminster: Peregrine on Westminster Abbey, eating something (Frank Nugent).
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Shoveler, Teal, 3 Swift, 15+ Gadwall (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 25th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Buzzard and 2 Red Kite, soaring high together over Palace area and drifting west at 15.40 (Jonathan Cooke).Sparrowhawk over 1830, plus two crows eating paper. One was pecking at paper on a car bonnet, the other was digesting the Daily Telegraph. Something of a right-winger perhaps.(Brian Milligan). Redstart female cricket scrub 1745 (Josh Jones per Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit (Main Hide), 4 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 5 Reed Warbler (Roy Beddard, Steve Leeke); afternoon: same, no sign of Godwit, Spotted Flycatcher nr Bridge, Common Buzzard SW 15:35, 6 Sand Martin (Andrew Verrall)
  • Brentwood: Wood Warbler, 12+ Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart behind Brookweald CC am (EBwS tweet)
  • Brockwell Park - Brixton: 1 Swift, 50 House Sparrow, 3 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam & Anita Gwynn)
  • Crayford Marshes: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 13 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Whimbrel, 5 Common Tern, Little Owl, Swallow, House Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Whinchat, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler. (Ian Stewart). Help save Crayford Marshes, Corn Bunting and Skylark. Please take a look at this. Thank you!- totally behind you mate (JR).
  • Dartmouth Park: 1 Common Whitethroat (first garden record) (Tim Blackburn)
  • Hampstead Heath: m Redstart Sphagnum Bog 18:05, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat (Oliver Simms)
  • Leyton Flats: Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, 3 Pochard, 4 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, 2 Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Garganey, 5 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 2 Swift, 2 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Goldcrest (Oscar Dewhurst); 13 Common Snipe flew off marsh heading N at 12.30, juv Dunlin on main lake but flushed by maintenance work, Hobby hunting dragonflies over main lake/grazing marsh (Martin Honey)
  • Oxleas Wood: 3 Hobby, Kestrel (fm), Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Dove (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 5 Goldfinch, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 3 Herring Gull (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Little Egret, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Hobby, 3 Marsh Harrier, 8 Buzzard (Fraser Simpson)
  • Regent's Park: Green Sandpiper SE 09:15 - 6th Pk record (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 1 male Common Redstart in hedge on southern perimeter of Holly Lodge paddocks at 08.55hrs. (D.Jordan)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black Tern, 2 Wheatear, 50+ Lapwings, 2 Little Grebe, 25+ Pied Wagtails, 9 Linnets, 3 Common Terns, Grey Heron (Sue Giddens)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: Singing Willow Warbler in The Glade (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 House Martin, Swallow, 4 Willow Warbler (one singing), 8 Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, fem Kestrel, Buzzard, fem Mandarin, 2 Teal (unusually early), 2 Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Redstart adult male and female 'Old Golf Course' 09:33 - 10:22 hrs, Jersey Tiger nectaring on white buddleia Water Garden (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Whinchat, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 10+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 3 Skylark, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, f Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • Willesden: Chambers Lane, 2 Yellow Wagtails S at 1055 and another an hour later, also 2 Little Egrets SE towards Queens Park at 1210 (Pete Mantle)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (woodland trail), Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, singing Willow Warbler, 2 Swift, 50 species total (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodlands Farm: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Whinchat, 3 Chiffchaff (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)

Wednesday 24th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Garden Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher (Bob Watts)
  • Alexandra Park Sth Boundary/ Hornsey High St: Goshawk over high, diving off ENE (towards Lea Valley, given its height?), 16.40. 2 Juvenile Hobbies, playing and much lower, 16.45 (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Barnet Playing Fields: 4 Barn Swallow heading Southeast (Samuel Levy)
  • Belvedere: 7 Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull (James Palmer)
  • Brent Reservoir: Spotted Flycatcher, Woodfield School Hedge (Roy Beddard); Common Snipe (Dave Haddican). Black-tailed Godwit, main hide 20.00 (Bob Husband)
  • Brockwell Park: Pied Flycatcher catching insects over middle pond for 30mins before dusk, 40+ House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Chiffchaff (calling), 4 Green Woodpecker. (Ian R Watson)
  • Crossness: 20+ Sandwich Tern, 100+ Common Tern, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Dollis Brook (Finchley): Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Great Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit, Robin, Wren, 4 Mallard, 3 juv, 2 ad Moorhen. Brown Rat (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach: A great morning watching Tern migration: 60+ Sandwich Tern, 150+ Common Tern upriver. 6.30-9.00 & 10 Common Sandpiper (KJMcmanus)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Garganey, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (WWT Website) 2 Whinchat, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Hobby, 1 Garden Warbler (Oscar Dewhurst).
  • Oxleas Wood: Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby, Kestrel (fm), Sparrowhawk (fm), Blackcap (fm), Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite south-west at 15:10 followed by the same or another distantly at 15:15, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 28 Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, 131 Starling, 22 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull (including a juvenile) & 2 Herring Gull (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Greenshank, 10 Ringed Plover, 19 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern, 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Swift, 10 Teal (Fraser Simpson)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black Tern, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Hobby (passed over), 9 Common Tern, 40+ Great Crested Grebe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 150+ Common Cormorant (Tom Gibson)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Fem. Redstart by Path on NW Corner of Allotments - 12.50pm. Also 1 Swallow over & 3+ Whitethroats in scrub (Davey Leach).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Yellow Wagtail E 0808 my 1st site record (Bob Watts)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 sub adult m Redstart, Whinchat, 15 Yellow Wagtail (including flock of 7 on deck), 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 10+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 5 Skylark, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 20+ Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, Teal, 6 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Linnet (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wimbledon Common: Tree Pipit (David Wills).

Tuesday 23rd August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail SW 0657, Lesser Whitethroat near elms cricket scrub, Kingfisher Wood Green Res (Bob Watts); 2 Whinchat, Garden Warbler, Clouded Yellow, 3 Swift south (Gareth Richards); 2 Whinchat still 1800, also Clouded Yellow, 2 Common Whitethroat, juvenile Great Crested Grebe Wood Green for first time in two weeks (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 8 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Eaton Park Road, N13: Red Kite circling low at 13:56 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Spotted Flycatchers on the Hill, Whitethroat and singing Willow Warbler at the Sphagnum Bog (Pete Mantle); 47 Ring-necked parakeet and 25 crows at evening roosts near Kenwood House. (Brian Milligan)
  • KGV Reservoir: Pintail, 11 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Northern Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper (WWT Website)
  • Oxleas Wood: Bullfinch (pair), Blackcap (m/fm), Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 3 Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Willow Warbler (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Grey Heron, 2 Goldfinch & 156 Black-headed Gull south from 19:00 (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 14 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 24 Swift (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpiper (Birdguides); also Hobby, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Green Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, Yellow Wagtail, 14 Little Egrets, 2-3 Snipe (Alan Hobson); also 3 Oystercatcher, 160+ Goldfinch, 170+ Starling, Sparrowhawk, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 23 Barn Swallow, 40 Gadwall, 18 Little Egret, 145+ Teal, 6 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Buzzard, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, Curlew, 2 Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, 2 Whinchat (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park, Pen Ponds area: Grey Heron - 6th brood of one young, 2 Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Water Rail heard, Kingfisher, Swift, 16 Swallow through, Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, 10 juv Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 12 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blue Tit all feeding together in a Hawthorn at the Southern end of the marsh (Neville Smith).
  • St James's Park: Collared Dove over and into trees by Horse Guards Road [only a Collared Dove but my first Park record] - (Frank Nugent).
  • Trent Park: 2 juv Bullfinch together, possibly a third bird calling nearby (Robert Callf); Also Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard, 3f Mandarin, Stock Dove(s), Spotted Flycatcher.( Pete Lowman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1w m Common Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 7 + Willow Warbler, 15 + Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 10 + House Martin, Coal Tit, 3 Kestrel, 2 Gadwall (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan) Common Redstart in enclosure (possibly a second bird), Spotted Flycatcher still, Lesser Whitethroat (James Heal)

Monday 22nd August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Willow Warblers Cricket Scrub, 4 Chiffchaff, 10+ House Martin, Clouded yellow from cricket Scrub south (Bob Watts)
  • Broadwater GP: Little Egret and Mandarin (C Lamsdell)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 50+ Black-headed Gull, 33 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 6 Green Woodpecker, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 18 Song Thrush (Ian R Watson)
  • Oxleas Wood: 3 Hobby, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (m), Greenfinch, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 juvenile Green Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 3 Goldfinch, Swift & 15 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 13 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern, 15 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Teal, 1 Wigeon (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Flycatcher at Serin Mound, 21 Sand Martin downriver at Stone Barges at 2005 (Fraser Simpson); Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Sandwich Tern (Birdguides/Twitter).
  • Regent's Park: Whimbrel h over 07:15 during showers (Twitter); Pied Flycatcher still (Birdguides)
  • Richmond Park: m Redstart - Holly Lodge paddocks (R.Herbert)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Black Tern flew to KG6 at 15.45, Common Sandpiper, Red Kite, 2 Swift (Jim Sweetland); 1 Mediterranean Gull juv coming to bread in envy.(Ken Purdey, Franko J Maroevic)
  • Trent Park: Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, f Mandarin, 3 Spotted Flycatcher. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Victoria Park: juvenile Willow Warbler near bridge West Lake, Jersey Tiger near Old Ford Lock gate (Bob Watts)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1w m Common Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (enclosure), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 7+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 House Martin, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 20 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 8 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Little Owl (Bob Vaughan)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: (Lockwood from 7-8.30 am) juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, c10 Common Sandpipers, 20+ Common Terns, 20+ Pied Wagtails, Kingfisher (David Callahan, Jamie Partridge), + Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, and another juv Yellow-legged Gull on southern section (JP)

Sunday 21st August 2016 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Kingfisher male fishing Wood Green Res, 3 Chiffchaffs, Clouded Yellow Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Barking Bay: Little Egret, 8 Ringed Plovers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Greenshank, 7 Yellow-legged Gulls, c.90 Common Terns lingering, 5 Arctic Terns upriver, 15 Swifts, 20 House Martins, 6 Sand Martins, 61 Swallows West, Wheatear (Nick Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 15 Common Sandpiper, 150+ Swift, Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 10 Willow Warbler, 27 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Broadwater GP: 5 Little Egret and Goldeneye (C. Lamsdell)
  • Gallions Reach: Common Buzzard, 4 Sandwich Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, 30 Common Terns, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Common Sandpipers, 12 Swift (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • KGV Res: Red-necked Grebe, Smew, Goldeneye, Garganey, GLOSSY IBIS, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 8 Ringed plover, 15+ Common Sandpiper, Whinchat (Neville Smith et al); 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Northern Wheatear, 1 (m) Common Redstart, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper (WWT Website); Whinchat on grazing marsh 1.30, Dunlin main lake 3.15 (Simon Osborn); Black-tailed Godwit, Peregrine over hospital, Swift (Mat Hare)
  • Oxleas Wood: 3 Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Goldfinch, Stock Dove, Blackcap (from), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Jay, 7 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 3 Goldfinch & 16 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Greenshank, 12 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, juv Arctic Tern, 12 Common Tern, 19 Yellow-legged Gull, Marsh Harrier, 21 Swift (Fraser Simpson)
  • Redbridge (IG4): Common Buzzard, being harried by a crow, first at 1130, just north of Redbridge Roundabout, then again at 1700 (so no way of knowing whether the same buzzard, or indeed the same crow) from my back garden nearby. Strangely incongruous to watch a buzzard from a suburban London garden (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher Cricket Pen (area 31) early-am (BirdGuides); 1 seen 6:25pm and Spotted Flycatcher "flycatching" for over 1 hour from 6:30pm (Michael Mac)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Redstart male Holly Lodge early am (Ron Herbert per FJM)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 6 Sandwich Terns west, 20 Swifts, 3 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs (Nick Senior)
  • Totteridge Valley: Redstart (Folly Farm), Sedge Warbler (owl field), 3 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet, 40+ Swallow, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Ian Ellis)
  • Wanstead Flats: Tree Pipit (TB), Wigeon, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 3 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Willow Warbler (Tony Brown/Bob Vaughan/Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, 4 Shoveler, 5+ Gadwall, 1 Swift, c65 House Martin passed through S around 7am (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: Hobby perched on neighbour's aerial 17:45 (Adam Freemantle)

Saturday 20th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Chiffchaff, House Martin (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose, three broods Tufted Duck, 6 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 70+ Swift, 85+ House Martin, 3 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Andrew Verrall, Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret (Anita Gwynn)
  • Bushy Park: 50+ Goldfinch, 2 House Martin (Ian R Watson)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Garganey, 1 Whinchat, 1 Hobby, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff (WWT Website)
  • Gallions Reach: Red Kite (KJMcmanus); 15 Arctic Terns (incl 2 Juvs) upriver, 30 Common Terns, 20 Common Sandpipers, Sand Martin, Wheatear (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 pairs of Common Tern with 1 chick each, at least 2 Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hogsmill SF: Hobby hunting House Martins at 07:30, singing Chiffchaff, Jersey Tiger (Nick Tanner).
  • KGV Reservoir: Smew, Pintail, 2 Hobby, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Neville Smith).
  • Pinner (HA5): Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit & 3 Goldfinch - barely worth posting (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Whimbrel, 8 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Arctic Tern, 14 Common Tern, 22 Yellow-legged Gull (Fraser Simpson)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Arctic Tern & 5 Common Tern flew up river, 7 Lapwing, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat, Raven (Andrew Self)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Pheasant, 2 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk (couple of juvs, one playfully sparring with Hobby for 10 minutes or so), 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 11 Stock Dove, pr Skylark, 2 Swallow, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, 30+ Goldfinch (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Trent Park: female Pheasant and at least one chick in bean field (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Spotted Flycatcher still Long Wood, Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Hobby, 2 m Kestrel, 3-4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Gull, Skylark, 10 + House Martin, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Johnathan Lethbridge)
  • Wanstead Park: one flock of 50+ Great and Blue Tit, Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, House Martin (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Common Sandpiper on the East Reservoir raft until 09:25, Kingfisher also East Res, c10 Swift and c20 House Martin through in rain, Shoveler, 7 Gadwall (Frank Nugent).

Friday 19th August 2016Edit

  • Aldborough Hatch: Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallows, Chiffchaff, female Blackcap, Linnets, Pheasant - No sign of Hoopoe so far (Simon Worsfold)
  • Alexandra Park: Hobby low south towards Cricket Scrub 1730, Reed warbler between platforms 1&2 again suggestive of male during breeding season on site (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 21 Black Terns, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 2 Greenshank (BFBG pics [2] )
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, Common Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens, Lewisham: 2 Mandarin on the Ravensbourne, both in female type plumage but one had a lighter pink bill and was probably an eclips drake (Conrad Ellam)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Black Terns, 11 Arctic Terns, 225 Common Terns (all upriver) Yellow-legged Gull. (Gary A James).
  • Foots Cray Meadows:15 Barn Swallows in family groups hawking low over Stable Meadows Sports Ground (Patrick English).
  • Greenwich Park: 11 Swifts feeding, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Joe Beale)
  • Mile End Park: 4 House Martins SW 1230 (Bob Watts)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit & 3 Goldfinch - a zero raptor day (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 7 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Common Tern, 27 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Oystercatcher (Fraser Simpson)
  • Regent's Park: Pied Flycatcher as yesterday 06:45; still 18:05 (Twitter) male or female? Would like to say but it was above a well-travelled path so decided not to disturb it further
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 2 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 7 House Martins, 27 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 135+ Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 2 Whitethroat, 45+ Gadwal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Swift, 11 Sand Martin, 26 Little Egret, 6 Shovelers, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bearded Tits, 1 Green Sandpiper. (Samuel Levy)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat in  brooms, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 + Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 15 + Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap with thick white wing bar, Goldcrest, Swift, 8 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail, 11 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, f Teal, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: Little Egret, 2 Coal Tit (Bob Vaughan)

Thursday 18th August 2016Edit

  • Aldborough Hatch: Hoopoe showing very well, with occasional full crest, in the horse paddocks at Aldborough Hatch Farm, 11 am to 12.10 pm, at least. Also Whinchat, Kestrel, Ring-necked Parakeet, half a dozen Swallows, House Martin, 4-6 Linnets, around 15 Pied Wagtails (Alan Hobson).
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 singing Willow Warbler, 9 singing/calling Chiffchaff, 1 Common Whitethroat (Brent Birders)
  • Crayford Marshes: 5 Little Egret, Mute Swan, 4 Grey Heron, Kestrel, Ringed Plover, 12 Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, c10 Redshank, c200 Black-headed Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, c 100 mixed flock of Goldfinches and Linnets (Mike Amos). 2 Greenshanks, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit and Seal. (Simon Worsfold)
  • Fairlop Waters: Hobby being mobbed by hirundines, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 70+ House Martins and Swallows, 4 Pied Wagtails (Alan Hobson).
  • Gallions Reach: Common Buzzard, Mediterranean Gull (ad), 3 Sandwich Terns, 30 Common Terns. (Gary A James)
  • Hackney Marshes: 11.30-12.30: Kingfisher carry fish into nest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 18 Teal, 3 Stock dove, c. 30 Goldfinches, c50 House Martin, 5 Swifts, 12 Mistle Thrush around Visitor Centre on football pitches. (Marcin Kempa)
  • Mill Hill NW7: Bullfinch (juv) in garden. Last one recorded c25 yrs ago (S Blake).
  • Oxleas Wood: Hobby, Sparrowhawk, (pair m/fm), Kestrel, (fm), Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Stock Dove & Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite south at 15:37 & one north at 16:02, 2 Hobby, Common Buzzard & Kestrel over together at 12:55, 4 Swift south-east, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit & 7 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 16 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 7 Dunlin, 1 Wigeon, 23 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham: Roseate Tern (BirdGuides); 2 Greenshank, Common Buzzard, 5 Black-tailes Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, 2 Swift, House Martin, 6 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat (Conrad Ellam)
  • Regent's Park: juv Little Owl, Pied Flycatcher Cricket Pen (area 31) in birches at NE cnr 10:50-11:15 at least (BirdGuides, Twitter) Common Buzzard over Lake area, Garden Warbler, 4 House Martin (Michael Mac)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 1cy Caspian Gull, 11 Yellow-legged Gulls (5 1cy, 4 2cy, 1 3cy, 1 ad), 4 Arctic Terns East, 10 Common terns East, 6 House Martins East, 21 Swallows East, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Chiffchaffs (Nick Senior)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1st Wheatear of autumn, and Yellow Wagtail on Lockwood, Juv Yellow-legged Gull also (Jamie Partridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ House Martin, 20+ Gadwall, 5 Teal, 5 Pochard, Kestrel, 2 Common Gull (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: f. Common Redstart, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Shoveler (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: Kingfisher flew from Beverley Brook on Green Lane 18.20 (S.Osborn)

Wednesday 17th August 2016Edit

  • Broadwater GP: 5 Little Egret, 2 Little Gull (both 1st years), 2 Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpiper (C. Lamsdell)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hackney Marsh: Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher (James Palmer)
  • Hogsmill SF: 3 Arctic Tern flew SE calling at 07:30, 6+ Swift, 4 House Martin, Chiffchaff (Nick Tanner).
  • KGV Res: Glossy Ibis north end (10am still), 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Clouded Yellow; Ponders End 3rd House Sparrow brood of the year fledged from eaves box (A.Middleton); also 4 Ringed Plover and Blue-headed Wagtail (Paul Whiteman & Adam Winstanley). Glossy Ibis around until 1810 then flew SSE gaining height (Martin Shepherd)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Buzzard (E), 3 Kingfisher, 10+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Willow Warbler, 44 Teal, 30+ Gadwall, 20+ Shoveler (WWT Website)
  • Olympic Park: 5 Little Egret (James Palmer)
  • Pinner (HA5): Whitethroat briefly on the garden fence, Red Kite north-east at 13:45, Sparrowhawk, 2 juvenile Green Woodpecker - one of which using the bird bath, Jay, Coal Tit, & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Oval Cricket Ground: 4 House Sparrows outside (Michael Mac)
  • Purfleet: 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, 9 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 22 Swift (Fraser Simpson)
  • Totteridge Valley: 3 Hobby together over Folly Farm, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Swallow, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Yellow Wagtail, Swallow, 7 House Martin, 3 Swift, 5+ Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, f Teal, 4 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Skylark (Nick Croft/John Whele/Bob Vaughan)
  • Waterworks NR: Male Pied Flycatcher in dead trees at the back of bed 14 (Paul Whiteman & Adam Winstanley)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Yellow Wagtail south and 1 north first thing (Jamie Partridge)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher (1 day earlier than last year), 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Swift, big influx of Willow Warbler, some singing (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Tuesday 16th August 2016Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Caledonian Park-Islington: 5 House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  • E3 Antill Road: House Sparrows numbers increased as adults feeding another brood, at least a doven, also Coal Tit still feeding occasionally (Harry Harrison)
  • Gallions Reach: 21 Sandwich Terns (feeding on the river between 10.00-11.30) 20 Arctic Terns, 39 Common Terns, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Swift (Gary A James); Marsh Harrier juv (KJMcmanus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Buzzard flying round over Model Boating Pond, Kingfisher crossing Boating Pond and over onto Men's Bathing Pond. (MH4BirdsMBS)
  • King George V Reservoir: Glossy Ibis (per Mike Messenger) present at 16:00, north bank of north basin, also Turnstone, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 10+ Common Sandpiper, 8 Clouded Yellow (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler); also juv/fem Garganey at 6.40 pm (per Ian Lycett); Godwits and Greenshank all flew off south 15:55hrs: Glossy Ibis still at 18:50hrs + Pintail, Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, Common Redstart (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, 5 Common Sandpiper (pm), 6 Common Snipe (pm) (WWT Website)
  • Monken Hadley Common (Woods), Cockfosters, EN4: Four Common Buzzards (adult & 3 juvs.- plaintive calling), Three Eurasian Sparrowhawks (adult female calling with 2 juvs giving persistent begging calls, near assumed nest site (Bob Husband & Mike Cawthorne).
  • Pinner (Glover Road): Red Kite over at 13:54 (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite east at 12:57, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 27 Ring-necked Parakeet over south-east, 4 Goldfinch & 8 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Peregrine Falcon, Hobby, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 22 Swift, 4 Swallow, House Martin, 52 Jackdaw, 34 Goldfinch, 7 Stock Dove, Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff & 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Village Gardens: post breeding flock of 13 Mistle Thrush (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 1 Ringed Plover, 16 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 3 Redshank (Fraser Simpson)
  • St Paul's Cathedral: Common Buzzard drifting North around 12:30 (Kieron Palmer)
  • Swanley Park: Mandarin (Andy Meaton)
  • Wanstead Flats: first returning Whinchat of the autumn, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, 5+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 5 Swallow, 3 Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Peregrine carrying prey NNE at 7.45am, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Shoveler, 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)
  • Woolwich: 2 Sandwich Terns fishing 100 metres downriver from the ferry 2pm, at least 6 Common Terns around the ferry earlier (Conrad Ellam)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 1 Kingfisher, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Chiffchaff (heard), 1 Common Buzzard, 5 Heron, 6 Cormorant, 1 American Mink - not a good sign! (Thomas Gibson)

Monday 15th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat in mixed tit flock 1830 (Bob Watts)
  • Burnt Oak tube station: Coal Tit at about 7am (Simon Worsfold)
  • East India Dock: Kingfisher (Barbara Harrison); 200+ Black-headed Gulls, 2 Grey Herons, 2 1cy Yellow-legged Gull, Clouded Yellow (P Kite, Jacky Foot)
  • Fairlop Waters: Buzzard (being mobbed first by a heron and then by a corvid), Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Grey Herons, 50+ House Martins and Swallows, Stock Dove (Alan Hobson).
  • Oxleas Wood: female Peregrine Falcon (flying round Shooters Hill water tower), Hobby (pair), Nuthatch, female Blackcap, Coal Tit, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite over at 14:05, juvenile Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldfinch & 5 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Peregrine Falcon, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl heard, 4 Swallow, 11 Swift, 6 Stock Dove, 13 Goldfinch, 18 Jackdaw, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Long-tailed Tit & 2 Grey Heron - a good raptor day (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet, Thames: 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Little Egret, 6 Common Tern (Fraser Simpson)
  • Selsdon Wood: Honey Buzzard North-East 10.45 (R D Weller)
  • Wanstead Flats: first returning  Spotted Flycatcher of the autumn in SSSI, 5+ Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 11 Swallow, 5 House Martin, Swift, Sparrowhawk, 10+ Gadwall, 2 Teal, 5 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, Linnet (Nick Croft/John Whele)
  • Walthamstow Lockwood Res: Hobby, 2 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, Teal, few Willow Warblers, Kingfisher, 3 Swift (Jamie Partridge)
  • Waterworks NR: Spotted Flycatcher at the back of bed no 14 (Adam Winstanley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Kingfisher, juvenile Peregrine hunting pigeons, Common Sandpiper, Teal (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 14th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 6 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher, 15 Blackcap, 32 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Bushy Park: 6 Pied Wagtail on Hampton Wick cricket pitch, 2 Blackcap m&f, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker f (Mat Hare)
  • Cockfosters Sports Ground, EN4: 4 Pied Wagtail adult feeding three juvs (Robert Callf)
  • Friern Barnet, Glebelands allotment: Whinchat, also Vole and Shrew sp seen briefly (P.Angus)
  • Gallions Reach: Common Buzzard, 32 Arctic Terns (upriver) 50 Common Terns, Sandwich Tern, Skylark. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Home (Hampton Court) Park: Peregrine over & another on Kingston County Hall, 2 Little Owl, Kestrel, 7+ Green Woodpecker, odd singles of Swallow and Swift, Garden Warbler (Mat Hare)
  • Margravine Cemetery (monthly count): 3 Swift (9:40am), juv + f Peregrine Falcon on hospital, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Great Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 6 Wren, 16 Robin (many young), 17 Blackbird, 17 Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard) (Nathalie Mahieu, Ruth Savery)
  • Oxleas Wood: Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 juvenile Green Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Goldfinch & 2 Swift (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Rook, 30 Jackdaw, 6 Swallow, 35 Goldfinch, 18 Greenfinch, 40 House Sparrow, Green Woodpecker, 8 Stock Dove & 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge, Jon Reverley).
  • Purfleet: 1 Greenshank, 1 Hobby, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin (Fraser Simpson)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant heard, 2 Buzzard (first flew low out of wood + mobbed by Hobby + parakeet, second bird came low by wood from opposite direction 45 minutes later + aggressively mobbed by 2 Hobby), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl, 18 Stock Dove, 16 Swallow (family 4 by stables, rest by aerodrome), Nuthatch, 14 Whitethroat, pr Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, Bullfinch heard, Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley: juv m Redstart, 2 juv Reed Bunting, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, many juv Common Whitethroat (Ian Ellis)
  • Southfields, back garden: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Coal Tit plus others - all daily visitors (Will)
  • Wanstead Flats: 14 + Willow Warbler, 20 + Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Skylark, Swallow, 15 + House Martin, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Gadwall (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 5 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 young), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Swift, 4 House Martin (Nick Croft) Reed Warbler singing sub-song (Bob Vaughan)
  • Wraysbury GP: Tree Pipit (C Lamsdell)

Saturday 13th August 2016Edit

  • A40/M40: Kestrel hovering, 2 Cormorant, 200+ Starling. (Samuel Levy)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Black Redstart 08:22 (Birdguides)
  • Bow Creek: 4 Common Sandpipers, 5 Cetti's Warblers - 3 juv's, 5 Reed Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs; 2 Jersey Tigers (Nick Senior); Kingfisher (Frank Nugent).
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 14 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Broadwater GP: Mandarin, Red-crested Pochard and Little Egret (C. Lamsdell)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove, Song Thrush juv, 3 Blackcap, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Eastcote (Abbotsbury Gardens): Hobby over at 18:52 & 15 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge).
  • Eastcote (Field End Road): Hobby over at 18:36 (Jon Ridge).
  • East India Dock Basin: 6 Teal, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls 1cy, 260 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Common Gull 1cy, 3 Common Terns, 5 Reed Warblers; Clouded Yellow, 2 Jersey Tiger (Nick Senior)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Arctic Tern, 160 Common Terns (upriver), 3 Swift. (Gary A James).
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: 6 ad Common Terns and 3 young, Reed Warblers feeding fledglings, juv Willow Warbler (Joe Beale)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, Hobby, Common Tern, 6 Swift (Neil Anderson/K. Bull); House Martin, Swallow, Cettis Warbler, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff and Common Buzzard over (Angus Innes/Bill Haines/Ernest Garcia).
  • Pinner (HA5): Common Buzzard west at 15:27, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 juvenile Green Woodpecker, 5 Goldfinch & 2 Swift (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Whinchat, 2 very vocal Common Buzzard together in the usual tree, Hobby, 72 Goldfinch, 3 Swallow, 30 Jackdaw, 2 Green Woodpecker, 8 Stock Dove, Chiffchaff & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1 Little Egret (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Sandwich Tern downriver at the Barges, 9.40 am (David Callahan); 1st-summer Caspian Gull on Aveley Pools mid-afternoon, Cuckoo (DC and Jonathan Wasse).
  • Richmond Park, Pen Ponds: ad Peregrine - with Ring-necked Parakeet prey, 50+ Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, Meadow Pipit, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Willow Warbler (J.Wilczur, S.Wolfenden)
  • Wanstead Flats: Sedge Warbler, 2 Hobby, 20 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Skylark, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2  Herring Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 10 Common Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk (Bob Vaughan, James Heal)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing)

Friday 12th August 2016Edit

  • Barking Bay: 6 Sparrowhawks, Greenshank, 12 Common Sandpipers, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls, c120 Common Terns, c 90 Swifts, 1 juv Whinchat - posted as a Juvenile as it was still mostly in Juvenile plumage, also 4 Clouded Yellows and 7+ Jersey Tigers (Nick Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 23 Chiffchaff & 10 Willow Warblers (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dollis Brook (Finchley): 12 Long-tailed Tits (Two groups of six), 3ad, 3chicks, Moorhens (chicks < a week old), 4 Mallards, 6 Magpies, 4 Wrens, 6 Robins, Green Woodpeckers (h). (Samuel Levy)
  • Enfield (The Ridgeway): 4 Red Kites also roadkill Polecat ( Brian Dawton/John Egginton )
  • Hampstead Heath: Whinchat on thistles towards running track, Tree Pipit dropped in briefly, Parliament Hill, Hobby south of Kenwood, 3 Swallows W, 1 Swift W, Whitethroat (Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey, Peregrines showing on Charing Cross Hospital (Tony Leppard)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite south-west at 14:04, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Swift, 11 Black-headed Gull & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Egret (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin on Purfleet Scrape but no Glossy Ibis (Fraser Simpson)
  • Ten acre wood area: male Redstart in shooting buck field. (Jim and Michael Fell)
  • Totteridge Valley: Kestrel, Swift, Swallow, 2 House Martin, Bullfinch, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Red Kite south, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail on Lockwood, 5 + Willow Warblers (Paul Whiteman, David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Swallow, 15+ House Martin, 30+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 3 Gadwall, Pochard, Tufted Duck (+ 4 chicks + Mallard chick going strong), Grey Wagtail and one young, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Reed Bunting, Linnet (Nick Croft/john Whele)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Little Egret, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Stock Dove (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 11th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow-legged Gull juvenile still 0645 & briefly 1810 Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Broadwater GP: 2 Garganey (eclipse male & female) (C.Lamsdell)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Fairlop Waters: the 2 Barnacle Geese still there from yesterday. Also 2 Lapwings, up to 4 House Martins, 2-3 Sand Martins, at least half a dozen Swallows, Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinches, Gadwall in eclipse, 2 Great Crested Grebes, Cormorant (Alan Hobson).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Bullfinches contact calling vicinity Cleeve Park School grounds 12:15 (Patrick English)
  • Pinner (HA5): juvenile Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Swift & 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 2nd-cy Caspian Gull (Dante's Rainham bird 8-10 Aug), 7 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 15 Swift, 36 Mallard, 512 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Glossy Ibis on Target Pools mid-afternoon (Birdguides); Glossy Ibis still present till 2000 at least on Purfleet Scrape, 5 Green Sandpiper, 9 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel (Fraser Simpson)
  • Teddington: Sparrowhawk circling over railway North of Hampton Wick Station, 15:30 (Mike Foster)
  • Trent Park: adult Spotted Flycatcher 'Old Golf Course' (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 60+ Linnets over the rear paddocks in two mobile flocks - looks like they've had a good year. Kestrel, Whitethroat, Blackcap, 6 Sand Martin, feeding flock of ~50 Swift to the NE, probably over the reservoirs. (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: 30+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Skylark, 10+ Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 37 Greylag Goose, 11 Little Grebe (6 young), (Nick Croft/"Biker" Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: Little Egret, Gadwall (Bob Vaughan)

Wednesday 10th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow-legged Gull juvenile still Wood Green Res (Bob Watts, Dominic Mitchell)
  • Battersea Park Lake: Grey Wagtail, G c Grebe 4 chicks 2nd clutch, pr Coots 6 recently hatched, adult killed one and pecked others on head (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 50+ Swift, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret (Tom Moulton)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Barnacle Goose [presumably escapes - or vagrants from the self-sustaining East Anglian population?], 2 Common Gull, Swift (James Palmer)
  • Hurlingham Club-Fulham: 2 half grown Grey Heron chicks in nest (Michael Mac)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 27 Great Created Grebes.(Chris Turner)
  • KGV Reservoir: Garganey, 2 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 15+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Willow Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Black-headed Gull & 3 Swift (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 1 Greenshank, 10 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 14 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 27 Little Egret, all on Purfleet Scrape 0730 (Fraser Simpson) 1 Oystercatcher, 157 Goldfinch, 12 Swift, 5 House Martin, 20 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 10 Willow Warbler, 1 Green Sandpiper, 28+ Lapwing, 17+ Sand Martin, 1 Whimbrel, 4 Bearded Tits, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Gadwal, 22 Teal, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 8 Dunlin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Tern, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Gull. (Samuel Levy) Also 2cy Caspian gull (same bird from Monday - pictures here). (Dante Shepherd)
  • Rotherhithe: pair of Sand Martin feeding young in pipe in river bank, family of Tufted Duck on Surrey Water, juvenile and female Sparrowhawk in Russia Dock woodland, Goldcrest, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Jay (Richard Page-Jones)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Lapwing, 4 Swift (Jim Sweetland); Whinchat (Jim Fell) 1 Mediterranean Gull ad on S basin late evng. 2 Dunlin over N basin, 1 Greenshank heard only. (Dom Pia, Ken Purdey, Franko J Maroevic.)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Long-tailed Blue caught Lockhart Field and available to view at Soanes Centre near entrance until 5pm today or 9-11am tomorrow (Terry Lyle per Bob Watts)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: "Warbler bush" at south end of lockwood - Garden, sedge, willow, both whitethroats chiff and 2 cettis heard (Jamie Partridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: first returning f Wheatear of the autumn, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 6+ House Martin, Gadwall, 7 Little Grebe, 35+ Lesser Black-backed Gull (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 6 Willow Warbler, 7+ Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat,  7 House Martin, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 2 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe (female still incubating), 2 Sparrowhawk (youngster heard calling) (Nick Croft)
  • West Harrow: 2 Common Crossbill briefly 19:20 then off north, calling (Alex Massey)

Tuesday 9th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park:Yellow-legged Gull juvenile Wood Green Res 1905-1920 at least (Dominic Mitchell, Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Cormorant fishing in the river again (Tom Moulton)
  • Edgwarebury, Middx. HA8: Peregrine Falcon devouring prey atop of a pylon near M1 (Bob Husband, Fay Broom, Ken Brook, Alan Harris, Rob Murray & Maria Mak)
  • Hampstead Heath: Sanctuary Pond, Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs and a Spotted Flycatcher in loose tit flock mid morning. Also Jersey Tiger at the cricket pitch (Pete Mantle) Kenwood/West Meadow: 2 Hobby - food pass (Michael Mac/Ray)
  • Kensington Gardens: Little Owl, Willow Warbler, Treecreeper (James Palmer)
  • KGV Reservior: PECTORAL SANDPIPER 08:00 (Harry Lacey via Neville Smith)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey main lake (see images), 10 Common Swift, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Common Snipe Wader Scrape, 1 Peregrine (Ch. X Hosp) (Martin Honey)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Cormorant north-west at 14:46, Hobby over at 18:58, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch, Coal Tit & 3 Swift (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 8 Dunlin, 7 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 12 Swift, 1 Common Gull (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rayners Lane, Torbay Road (adjacent to Field End Rec): 3 Cormorant over, eastbound 6.40am (Tim Rymer).
  • Senate House WC1:Peregrine (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Sidcup: Sparrowhawk adult and juv in Lamorbey Park. (Patrick English)
  • Southbank: 2 Yellow-legged gull juveniles, 3 Great black-backed gull, 2 Egyptian goose (pictures here) (Dante Shepherd)
  • Wanstead Flats: 30 + Chiffchaff, 10 + Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Swallow, 6 + House Martin, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kesttrel, Gadwall (Nick Croft)
  • Whitewebbs Wood: 3 juv Stock Dove recently fledged (Robert Callf)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, 80 House Martin, 2 Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Coal Tit, Little Egret, 8 Grey Wagtail (Chris Farthing); 2 Little Egret until 12:45 (Frank Nugent) 

Monday 8th August 2016Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Swift, Common Tern (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap + Little Egret in Ravensbourne by Connington Gardens (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dollis Brook (Woodside Park): 10 Long-tailed Tit, 20+ Blue Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Goldfinches (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley (Garden): Hobby over at 18:15 heading North West, only second ever sighting in the local area and second this year! (Samuel Levy)
  • Hackney Marshes: 12.30 -13.00 Kingfisher carry fish into nest, c. 100 Swifts over football pitches(Marcin Kempa)
  • King George V Reservoir: 1 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing and at least 18 Common Sandpipers (Adam Winstanley)
  • Lower Chingford: 2 Green Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Motspur Park: Common Buzzard flying south west (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner (HA5): Hobby north-west at 17:32 & I think one (very dark) at 17:58 north-north-east, against a rather cloudy background, 2 Coal Tit, juvenile Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest & 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 26 Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Swift (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 Oystercatcher in Aveley Bay, 2 Oystercatcher at Stone Barges (Fraser Simpson) Also 2cy Caspian gull (picture here), 3 Green sandpiper, 5 Common sandpiper, 9 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 4 Yellow wagtail, 20+ Swift, 1 Grasshopper warbler, 20+ Yellow-legged gull, 10+ Common gull (Dante Shepherd)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Kestrels, 2 Swallows over bomb crater fields (Marcin Kempa).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1cy Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood; Eclipse drake Red-crested Pochard and 1 Common Sandpiper on High Maynard; Kingfisher in overflow channel (Adam Winstanley).
  • Wanstead Flats: 30+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 7+ Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 11 Swallow feeding with House Martin by Long Wood, 2 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Gadwall, 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gull (including 11 1w) in roost (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 100+ House Martin with Swift numbers down to ~10, 2 Little Egret (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 7th August 2016Edit

  • Beddington: Female Peregrine beating up the crows, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Hobby (Francis Tusa)
  • Berrylands: c. 20 Swift feeding low over Hogsmill NR at 19:45, local birds departed last week so almost certainly migrants. also male Gypsy Moth (3rd year running) and Jersey Tiger ( 2nd year running) (Nick Tanner).
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Lapwing, 8 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 14 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam); Little Egret (Tom Moulton)
  • Bushy Park: 1 Kestrel f, 41 Canada Goose, 2 Common Tern, Meadow Pipit, several Swallow (Mat Hare)
  • Bushy Park: 80+ Black-headed gull, Cormorant, 4 Egyptian Goose, House Martin, 4 Lesser Black-backed gull (2 juv), Song Thrush, Swift (Ian R Watson)
  • Cranford CP: 2 separate families of juvenile Sparrowhawks at either end of the park, 3-4 juvenile Kestrels still practicing their skills in the meadows, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Swallows, 3 Linnets, 1 Cormorant over, 6 Stock Dove, Silver Y moth (Wendy Marks)
  • Crossness to Thamesmead Golf course -River and foreshore - 32 Teal, 3 adult mute swan, 8 Mallard, 1087 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Lesser black-backed and 5 Great Black-backed gulls, 6 Common Tern, 4 Common Sandpiper 2 lapwing. (Ralph Todd)
  • Finchley Centrel: 2 Swift. (Samuel Levy)
  • Home (Hampton Court) Park: 59 Egyptian Goose, 28 Canada Goose, 2 Kestrel m & f, 2 Little Owl, 4 Swift, c12 Swallow, good numbers of Sand Martins coming in from Thames/Raven's Ait (Mat Hare)
  • KGV Reservior: Goldeneye, 2 Dunlin, 2 (juv) Greenshank, Hobby, 20+ House Martin, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • Mudchute: 2 Common Buzzards SW, 3 Peregrines over (ad female, 2 juveniles), 1 Hobby high S, 14 Swifts SW, 3 Swallows S, 7 House Martins, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Chiffchaffs; 3 Jersey Tigers (Nick Senior)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, single flock of at least 15 Swift through south-east, hirundine sp. glimpsed north-west (very short tailed), 2 Herring Gull & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 1 Avocet, 34 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper (Fraser Simpson)
  • Stoke Newington West Reservoir: Red Kite flew over. (Alastair Rae)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 4 juv Pheasant spooked together (confirmed breeding for this year ), Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 6 Stock Dove, c8 Green Woodpecker (sev juv), Skylark,, min 19 Swallow feeding around trees, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 4 Linnet (1 juv), 90+ Goldfinch; also Magpie Moth, Hornet + f Long-winged Conehead (Neil Anderson)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood: Ringed Plover flew off N, 6 Common Sandpiper (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Tern (adult and 1w), 6+ Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 10 + House Martin, 2 Swift, Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, Tufted Duck still with 3 young and the Mallard chick, 3 Kestrel, 3-4 good candidates for young Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 10 + Goldfinch (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: Kingfisher, Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe (3 young), Great Crested Grebe have one young so far in their second brood, 2 Gadwall, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Nuthatch (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)

Saturday 6th August 2016Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: White Stork reported 08:21 (Birdguides); No sign at 10:30-12:00, 2+ Jersey Tiger (James Hudson)
  • Berrylands: 12+ Swift, 6+ House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff and a Dewick's Plusia (Nick Tanner).
  • Brent Reservoir: 7 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Hobby (over north bank 1125), Kingfisher, 31 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap (Brent Birders)
  • Buckhurst Hill: 3 Glossy Ibis over at 13:15 (Birdguides)
  • Clapham Common: 1 House Sparrow, Tufted Duck 5 ducklings first breeding I've seen here (though not been as vigilant in last few years) - no Swifts (Michael Mac)
  • Enfield Grammar School Playing Fields: 1 ad Common Gull, 31 Lesser Blk-bkd Gull, 12 Herring Gull (Robert Callf)
  • KGV Reservoir: Goldeneye, 7 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 1000+ Tufted Duck, 4 (juvenile) Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 20+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, Hobby, House Martin, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: Hobby and 2 Black Tern reported first thing before departing. Peregrine on Ch. X. Hospital, 1 juv male Sparrowhawk wader scrape, 1 juv Dabchick main lake with adult, family groups of Whitethroat and Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler seen, 5 Common Tern incl 1 juv (from elsewhere), small passage of Sand and House Martins with a few Swallows and some Swifts, 1 juv Green Woodpecker, brood of 5 Gadwall. 1 Garganey also seen earlier in day (Martin Honey) 1 Jersey Tiger (F. Chandler); 1 Garganey main lake late afternoon (Mat Hare)
  • Pinner (HA5): Green Woodpecker, 4 Swift south, 11 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, Coal Tit & 4 Goldfinch. also; a Gatekeeper butterfly ~ it never got going today (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: juv Mediterranean Gull, 33 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper (Fraser Simpson)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes Hen Harrier Day: 1 juv Little Ringed Plover, 3 Kestrel, 3 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Swift, 2 House Martin, 2 Water Vole (Samuel Levy). 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Swallow, 2 Wigeon, 12 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Water Vole (Shailesh Patel) Also 2 Ringed Plover (picture here), 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 12 Swallow, 15+ Common Gull, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull (Dante Shepherd) Wood Sandpiper (Birdguides). 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bearded Tit (at least 1 juv), 2 Sand Martins, 6 Swifts, 1 Grass Snake, 2 broods Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, Teal, Curlew (Joe Beale) Glossy Ibis 16:40 (Birdguides)
  • Richmond Park: Hobby (Pen Ponds) (Tim Vine)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Whinchat (Neville Smith).
  • Stanwell Moor: (Hithermore pit) Tufted Duck (1 brood of 3) (C. Lamsdell)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Hobby, Red Kite, Buzzard, 3 Willow Warbler (one singing), 21 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Swallow, 3 Mandarin (one juv) (John Colmans). Also Redstart, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Kestrel, Little Owl, c60 Goldfinch and a Yellow Wagtail over this afternoon (Ian Ellis)
  • Trent Park: 7 Barn Swallow, Reed Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 6+ Goldfinch, juv Bullfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Kestrel, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 5 Swift, 10 + House Martin, Gadwall, Meadow Pipit, (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)

Friday 5th August 2016 Edit

  • Barnes, Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, juv Tawny Owl (R.Kaye)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff (calling), 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (inc 2 juv), Long-tailed Tit, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 14 Swift (Ian R Watson)
  • Pinner (HA5): Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Coal Tit, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull & 2 Swift (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 23 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Shelduck (Fraser Simpson)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret, 5+ Buzzard, 2 Common Tern, 10 Sand Martin SW (J.Wilczur)
  • Rotherhithe: Sand Martin feeding young in pipe in river bank by Old Salt Quay; Reed Warblers, Sedge Warbler and Chiffchaff at shopping centre end of Canada Water;  many Black-headed Gulls overhead hawking flying ants in evening (Richard Page-Jones)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 3 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Raven also 4 Jersey Tiger (Andrew Self)
  • Trent Park: Kingfisher, Treecreeper, Nuthatch (calling), Chiffchaff, 7 Mandarins, 2 Song Thrushes and Green dragonfly. (Simon Worsfold)
  • Trinity Gardens, Tower Hill: Kestrel (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 10+ Willow Warbler, 25+ Chiffchaff, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 16+ Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 3+ Blackcap, 1-2 Yellow Wagtail south, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swift, 7+ House Martin, 2 Swift, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Gadwall, 5 Linnet (Nick Croft/John Whele)
  • Wimbledon Common: 3 Buzzard (J.Wilczur)

Thursday 4th August 2016 Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: White Stork 0640 (BirdGuides)
  • Bernie Spain Gardens, SE1: extremely confiding albino blackbird (Alex Massey)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Stock Dove (Roy Beddard).
  • Bruce Castle Park: 12 Mistle Thrush (James Palmer)
  • Bushy Park: 3 Green Woodpecker, 7 House Martin, 20 Swift, Whitethroat. (Ian R Watson)
  • City Hall: male House Sparrow on barge Eileena (Alex Massey)
  • North Cheam: White Stork 1325 (BirdGuides)
  • North Finchley: 5 Swift over house 20 30hrs (John Colmans)
  • Pinner (HA5): Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Goldfinch & 4 Swift (Jon Ridge)
  • Purfleet: 31 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 12 Shelduck (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe, 1 Wigeon, 27 Teal, 21 Little Egret, all on Purfleet Scrape (Fraser Simpson)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Buzzard (James Palmer)
  • Tottenham Marsh: 9 Little Egret (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley: 1 Kestrel, 200+ Jackdaw, 20+ Goldfinch, 100+ Carrion Crow, 1 Pheasant, 40+ Barn Swallows (numbers are increasing, possibly due to the late breeding season. There are definitely some juvs around!), 10 Collared Doves, 10 Woodpigeon (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: juvenile Bullfinch 'Old Golf Course' (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Warwick Reservoir: Peregrine on Pylon, Common Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, Blackcap (f), Linnets by railway line, Common Terns. (Simon Worsfold)
  • Wanstead Flats: 18 Common Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 13 Little Grebe, Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Egret, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 6 + House Martin, Jersey Tiger (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Treecreeper, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 young Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, 25 House Martin, 3 Egyptian Geese (Chris Farthing)

Wednesday 3rd August 2016Edit

  • Arkley Fields/Whitings Hill: Raptor watch 11.00- 12.30, Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2/3 Sparrowhawk, 2/3 Kestrel, 2 Hobby (Roy Beddard, Bob Husband).
  • Beddington Farmlands: White Stork reported 0723, still present 1515 (Bob Husband, Tony Clancy & Matt who updated BirdGuides)
  • Brixton: Peregrine low flying north over Lambeth town hall (David M)
  • Bushy Park: Common Tern, 6 Green Woodpecker, 4 House Martin. (Ian R Watson)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Common Sandpipers, 2 Oystercatchers, Whimbrel, Lapwings, 2 Sparrowhawks, Meadow Pipit, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (Simon Worsfold)
  • Crossness: 1 Arctic Tern ad off Golf Centre early pm, c100 Common Tern, 2 Yellow-legged Gull ads, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing, 21 Teal, 18 Gadwall mostly juvs, 6 Swift SW, 20+ Sand Martin (John Archer)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey main lake (11th day), 4 Black-tailed Godwit flew E from main lake, 1 Kingfisher sheltered lagoon, 4 Stock Dove marsh, c30 Goldfinch juveniles wader scrape (WWT Website). 1 f/juv Mandarin on 'grebe pool', Willow Warbler singing nearby, no Reed Warbler seen or heard. Hobby over west bund. Steady stream of Sand Martin heading south-south-west plus smaller groups of House Martin and Swift (departing summer migrants) (Martin Honey).
  • Oxleas Wood: Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Stock Dove, Swift, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): female Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Swift, Coal Tit, 2 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull & 4 Black-headed Gull (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 12 Common Tern, 26 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 11 juv Shelduck (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe on Purfleet Scrape (Fraser Simpson)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 3 Kestrel, 1ad, 1juv Barn Owl, 1 male Marsh Harrier, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 10 Common Snipe, 1 Greenshank.(Samuel Levy)
  • Thames East of O2 Area: At least 10 Yellow Legged Gulls, all Juvs bar 2x 1st summer birds pics here Plus intermedius LBBG (Jamie Partridge)
  • Rotherhithe: 2 Grey Wagtail in grounds of St Mary's Church, plus several House Martins (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk, Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Blackcap, 3 Sand Martin south, 6+ House Martin, Tufted Duck with 3 ducklings now & Mallard just one, Skylark (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Nuthatch (Bob Vaughan)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, 3 Shoveler, 25 House Martin, Coal Tit, 3 Egyptian Geese (Chris Farthing)

Tuesday 2nd August 2016Edit

  • Balham High Road: Peregrine low along road (Michael Mac)
  • Barnes Waterside Pond: Hobby low over towards LWC, Common Tern, 2 Swift, c10 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • Beddington Farmlands: White Stork reported 0915 (BirdGuides); still present 10.30 - 11.20 (Nick S); still at 1420 (BirdGuides); female Peregrine repeatedly stooping at crows over landfill c.3.30 (Nick Moll)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Clapham Common: Hobby, 20 Swift, 80 Starling, 1 Common Gull (Michael Mac)
  • Hampstead Heath: Reed Warbler feeding 2 juv on Highgate No.1 and 2 Swifts over Parliament Hill early pm (Pete Mantle)
  • Highgate, by The Flask pub: 1630, Woodcock over North (Francis Tusa)
  • Northern edge of Trent Park (Ferny Hill): 40+ Barn Swallow, 20+ Common Swift, 100+ Woodpigeon, 1 Blackbird (Samuel Levy)
  • Pinner (HA5): Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Swift, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull & 2 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 1 Arctic Tern, 12 Common Tern, 13 Shelduck, 22 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper (Fraser Simpson)
  • Thorney CP: 3 Common Terns +3 Juv on raft, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over, 30+ Swift, 14 House Martins, Green Woodpecker, Swallow, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Great Crested Grebes +2 juv, Goldfinch. (Sue Giddens)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 m Pochard, Gadwall, 11 Little Grebe (5 young), Great Black-backed Gull, Skylark, Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Reed Warbler (and what sounds like the second brood have fledged), Willow Warbler, Coal Tit, pr of Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe (1 young), 8 House Martin, flock of 21 Goldfinch, 2 Swift (Nick Croft)
  • West Drayton: 8 Greenfinch in garden (Sue Giddens)

Monday 1st August 2016Edit

  • Bay Farm, Enfield: 2 Red Kite 11:15 (Robert Callf)
  • Beddington: White Stork reported at 10:19 (Birdguides)
  • Chelsea, Grosvenor Canal: Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Foots Cray: Common Buzzard soaring over towards Ruxley Lakes 11:00 (Patrick English)
  • Hackney Downs. 8 Mistle Thrush, small charm of Goldfinches and 2 Pied Wagtails all on the small green area near Mossbourne School. 15:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Hackney Marshes: at 12.10 - 13.00, c. 100 House Martins, 20 Swifts low over football pitches (Marcin Kempa).
  • Hammersmith (Hammersmith/Edith Road): 9 Swift (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Hatch End Playing Fields: 3 juvenile Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Little Britain Iver/Cowley: Buzzard in tree, 2 Red Kites, 9 Greylags, 3 Wren, 2 Hobby, Treecreeper, 4 House Martins, 2 Grey Herons, Dunnock, 3 Stock Doves, Goldfinch, 2 Mute Swans+6 cygnets. (Sue Giddens)
  • Mile End Park: 20+ House Martins over, had to put a Feral Pigeon that was being pecked to death by a Magpie out of its misery, helped a tiny frog (first this year) across footbridge and saw a large Grasshopper. (Harry Harrison)
  • Pinner (HA5): Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Pied Wagtail, 2 Herring Gull & 3 Swift (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, Rook (first August record), 75 Goldfinch, juvenile Green Woodpecker, Swallow & 4 Swift (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Common Sandpiper, 11 juv Shelduck, 29 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Egret (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 juv Dunlin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 26 Little Egret, 13 Lapwing all on Purfleet Scrape 0740 (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rectory Farm, Enfield: 2 prs Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Richmond Park: Grey Heron - 12 young fledged from 5 broods, Hobby, 2 Water Rail heard, 2 ad Common Tern - 2 young fledged from one brood from the 3 pairs present, 3 Swallow, 14+ Skylark - 16 territories this spring, 2 Meadow Pipit - ad and juv, 5 Grey Wagtail - 2 ads and 3 juvs at two locations, Reed Warbler - 6+ territories, Willow Warbler juv - presumed migrant, several juv Reed Bunting - 23 territories this spring (J.Wilczur)
  • Snaresbrook: 2+ Treecreeper calling near Gilberts Slade (Stuart Fisher)
  • Strayfield Road, EN2: 4 prs Barn Swallow - three nests with young and one pr nest building (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Lockwood Reservoir: Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Meadow Pipit, Several Common Terns, 2 Whitethroats, Red Crested Pochard (f) (Simon Worsfold)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 + Willow Warbler, 20 + Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 20 + Common Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 6 House Martin, 5 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, Common Gull, 5 1s Black-headed Gull, 3 1s Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel (Nick Croft)

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