This page is a placeholder and incomplete. This is currently complete (as of 27-Oct) to 31st March from available WWT sightings photos.
Three pairs reared broods, although in each case only a small number of chicks (max of five seen on any one date). Seem to have been less successful that in 2006.
Great Crested GrebeEdit
Two or three pairs. Only one pair appear to have raised any chicks, although these managed to raise four young. Three juveniles seen on 24/10/ assumed to be part of this brood.
Recorded all year. Numbers increase in winter. 30 recorded on 20th February, 51 26th February 3rd March, 230
Single bird present in first winter period to 05/03/. Recorded on most dates in Jan and Feb.
White fronted Goose
3 on 20/01/
singles on 12/02/, 14/02/, 16/02, 19-21/02/ 5th March 27th March
Max counts Jan 47 (03/01) Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max counts Jan 53 (14/01)
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max counts Jan 358 (14/01) Feb 384 ((12/02) Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max counts Jan 204 (14/01) Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
'Pintail' Always difficult in London to decide which Pintail are plastic and which aren't. Records include 6 birds on 03/01/; 11 on 17/02; 7 on 24/02/
27th February, twelve 1st March, twelve
Garganey Singles 15th March
Max counts Jan 208 (14/01) Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Assumed that all London records refer to plastic individuals.
17th February, one
Max counts Jan 47 (14/01/) Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max counts Jan 268 (14/01) Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Goldeneye 27th February, two
Sparrowhawk Recorded all year and breeds locally.
Common Buzzard Singles unless otherwise stated 19th February 2nd March 25th March 26th March 27th March 30th March
Kestrel Recorded all year and breeds locally. Up to four birds recorded on site at any one time (eg 27/01/).
Peregrine Recorded all year
Water Rail Resident. Almost certainly breeds. Jan 2 (05/01/)
Stone Curlew 3rd March, one flew onto the Main Lake
Little Ringed Plover
Single flying south 27/09/
Resident. Max counts Jan Feb 213 (18/02/) Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dunlin 29th March, one
Common Snipe Passage and winter visitor. Jan (5); March 14 (9th March)
Winter visitor. Single bird(s) present throughout the winter, although inconspicuous so not recorded on all dates. Multiple birds sometimes also seen: 2 on 07/01/, 2 14/03/
Black tailed Godwit
Curlew 1, 25/01/
Redshank Breeds and occasional visitor during the rest of the year. 1, 14/01/ 5th March, one 7th-15th March, four 15th March onwards, five 25th March onwards, six 28th March, ten
Common Sandpiper Fairly common passage migrant. Also outside period: Feb 1 record (10/02)
Mediterranean Gull Singles on the following dates 21st January 18th February
Black headed Gull
Lesser Black backed Gull
Yellow legged Gull Recorded most months Jan 4 (07/01/) 26th February, 2nd winter 4th March, two 5th March, four (1st and second winters) 8th March, one 2nd winter 9th March, one first summer, one second summer (not sure that's really right 1s = 1st calendar yr) 11th March, four 18th March, one 1st winter
Caspian Gull Singles unless otherwise stated 7th January 19th February 24th February (1st winter, but my photos) 2nd March 4th March, 1st winter 5th March, 1st winter 11th March, two 25th March (claimed 1st summer so assume 1w, or is it 1st summer?) 31st March, two (1st summers)
Great Black backed Gull
Collared Dove Increased number of records in winter, two pairs bred in the area.
Ring necked Parakeet
Kingfisher Recorded in Jan,
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 3rd March 10th March
Skylark Singles on 21st February
Sand Martin First of the year on 4th March.
Swallow First migrants on 24th March (three).
Rock Pipit Passage and winter visitor. Singles on 12th February 27th February 28th February 2nd March 3rd March 4th March 9th March 10th March 16th March 23rd March
Water Pipit Singles on: 10th March 18th March 25th March 26th March 27th March 31st March
White wagtail 10th March
Stonechat 2 birds present all winter (to WHEN? Feb at least) 5 birds on 19 February
Wheatear singles on 16th March 20th March 23rd March 25th March 30th March
Fieldfare 10th March, fourteen
Redwing Passage migrant and winter visitor Feb 1, 12/02/; 3, 18/02/; 3rd March, four 10th March, four 25th March, two
Blackcap First migrant on 15th March
Chiffchaff First summer migrants (two) on 8th March
Willow Warbler First migrant on 31st March
Long tailed Tit
Rook 18th January, one
Crossbill 25th March, one