Friday 31st January 2014Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Connaught Water: f Smew still present at 2.30 (G.Gram)
  • Crayford Marshes: Crossbill [Ldn winter-1st], Ruff, Oystercatcher, Spotted Redshank, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Corn Bunting, Little Owl, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, ad Yellow-legged Gull, m Peregrine, Curlew, Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 4 Little Egret (Kev Jarvis & Ian Stewart)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): Common Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Stock Dove (Neil Batten)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Peregrine flying around O2 Arena one carrying food (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Shelduck, Brambling, 3 Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 2 Coal Tit (WWT website)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Smith's Farm flooded scrape - 5 Common Snipe, 3 Shoveler 2m f, 19 Mallard 15m 4f, 6 Redwing (Martin Smith)
  • Rainham RSPB: c70 Snipe (RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Kestrel pr Barrow Hill Res nestbox area 48 (birdman euston)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Patty Pool Mead - Stonechat, Reed Bunting, small groups of Redwing and Fieldfare, also 2 Goosander on R Lee (Martin Shepherd).
  • St John's Wood: Jay on Grove End Road (Matt Reed).
  • Shortwood Common (part of Staines Moor SSSI): Bittern on west side of Shortwood Pond viewable fr south side (Twitter) TQ048727
  • Staines Moor: 6 Little Egret, Common Snipe, 3 Stonechat, Kingfisher, 30+ Fieldfare, 2 Water Pipit, Kestrel (Thomas Gibson); Goosander, Lapwing, Reed Bunting (DK via Surrey Birders); 2 Egyptian Goose, 80 Fieldfare pm (Twitter).
  • St James's Park: Sparrowhawk over at 12.30 (Andrew Self)
  • Troy Mill Lake: Black Jack's Mill - 3 Goosander, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Geese (John Edwards)
  • Wanstead Flats: 50 Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, 20+ Redwing, 5+ Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 12 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Nuthatch, calling Treecreeper, 10+ Stock Dove, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk, 20+ Redwing, Lesser Redpoll (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: Beverley Brook- Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Thursday 30th January 2014Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: water level v high no mudbanks - 3 Snipe, Lapwing on rafts, 2 Egyptian Geese, 43 Pochard (Roy Beddard, Steve Blake)
  • Bushy Park: Kingfisher again showing well on Triss's Pond west of Pheasantry Cafe, 50+ Redpolls in Canal Plantation incl a noticeably paler bird compared to nearby Lessers (Bill Dykes).
  • Canary Wharf: there is a completely grey/white-headed Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo on wildlife platforms on Middle Dock. Is it of the sinensis subspecies? or is it just of mature years? (Phil Laurie); Probably the majority of Cormorants in London are sinensis - certainly most of the breeding ones are [John Archer].
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, Curlew, c860 Dunlin, c600 Lapwing (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin: 21 Shelduck, 70 Teal, 19 Tufted Duck (John Archer).
  • Fishers Green: 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shelduck, 60 Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, Pintail, 2 Goosander, 150 Lapwing, 100 Redwing, 50 Jackdaw, 60 Chaffinch, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll (James Palmer).
  • Kensington: St Alban's Grove - 2 Mistle Thrush on berries (John Colmans).
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 54 Lapwing (WWT website); Goosander drake W, 2 Mandarin, 4 Snipe, 2 heinei ssp Common Gull, 9 Water Rail, 5 Lesser Redpoll (R.Kaye).
  • Stoke Newington East Reservoir: 2 Chiffchaff feeding in reedbed, 30 Common Gull, 9 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 38 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting (Peter Beckenham).
  • Sutcliffe Park: Water Rail, Common Snipe, singing Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam).
  • Wanstead Flats: 47 Linnet, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Skylark, 4-6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 9 Shoveler, 27 Gadwall, 15+ Redwing, Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail, 2 Teal (Bob Vaughan); 10 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 10+ Pochard, Little Grebe, Goldcrest (Nick Croft).
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook/Green Ln (Bob Smith).

Wednesday 29th January 2014Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, 6 Redwing (Conrad Ellam); Hi there, what time do you see these birds at Brookmill?  Is this first thing in the morning? [Priscilla Macpherson] I usually visit the park mid to late morning. The Mndarin is nearly always present, the Sprrowhawk is less frequent & the Rdwing come & go. Many birds, incl the Rdwing, visit the park to bathe in the river & often turn up when the day's warmed up a bit. The Kngfisher moves up & down the river & usually shows in the park if you wait long enough [Conrad Ellam]
  • Crayford Marshes: m Ruff, 57 Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Curlew, c700 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 52 Redshank, c400 Lapwing (Kev Jarvis)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 3 Mandarin, 44 Wigeon, 105 Tufted Duck (WWT website)
  • Westminster: Parliament Sq SW1 - 12 Herring Gull of various ages (Matt Reed)

Tuesday 28th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 50+ Redwing lower slopes (Dawn Painter)
  • Anton Crescent Wetlands: Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Snipe (Bob Smith, Peter Trew)
  • Blackheath: Cormorant, Blackcap, 12 Redwing (James Lowen).
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin drake on R Ravensbourne (John Archer); Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam).
  • Connaught Water: Smew f still present (Clive Herbert)
  • Crayford Marshes: 3 Yellow-legged Gull (ad 1st-w 2nd-w), Little Owl, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, f Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, c500 Dunlin, c70 Redshank (Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock Basin: Grey Wagtail, 13 Tufted Duck, 18 Redshank on Bow Creek roost (Paul Hyland).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 6 Little Grebe, Cormorant, 25 Tufted Duck, 6 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Song Thrush, 31 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch (Ralph Todd)
  • Leytonstone E11 (St Anne's Rd): Blackcap m on suet feeder & cotoneaster (G Sutton).
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern (main lake S shore), 2 Shelduck, 5 Snipe, Jack Snipe, 7 Redpoll (WWT website); 2 Mandarin, 2 Pintail, 2ad heinei ssp Common Gull, 8 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling (R.Kaye)
  • South Tottenham N15 (St Ann's Rd/Seven Sisters Rd jn): Mistle Thrush singing (D Bates)
  • Staines Moor: Short-eared Owl, Woodcock (fr causeway - may have been flushed by S-eO that followed same flightpath 10s later), 2 Stonechat, Water Pipit, 6+ Meadow Pipit, Little Egret (John Fordham); Hi John. what do you mean by 'causeway?'. Thanks, [Lee Dingain]. Hi John. whereabouts was S-eO sighted? The causeway is just before entering moor - the raised wooden section of the track at TQ035735 that runs fr Stanwell on to moor. The S-eO was first seen hunting at c2.30pm in N/NE section of moor. Twice it chased after crows (!!), the second time it flew over the trees to area viewed fr causeway. I went to try & locate it & this was when w'dcock appeared. [JF] Hi John. many thanks. Thought as much but wanted to be sure. [LD] /John Fordham/
  • Stokes Field (Thames Ditton): 3 Bullfinch nr entrance at Bankside Dr (Bill Dykes)
  • Stoneleigh KT17 (Waverley Rd): 323 Herring/Lesser Black Backed Black-Headed Gulls east over between 0835 and 0905 (approx. 25% black-headed gulls in this mix), Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot again flying around gdns in the road (Neil Batten).
  • Swanley Park: 7 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 25 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Stock Dove (Andy Meaton)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, c50 Redwing, c15 Fieldfare, drake Teal, c150 Common Gull, 100+ Jackdaw (John Colmans); nr Folly Farm evg - Little Owl, Cormorant, Common Buzzard (pale), 40+ Rook, 80+ Redwing, 35 Ring-necked Parakeet, Pied Wagtail; also Coot on Sheepwash Pond Mill Hill (Ian Ellis)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Skylark (one doing display flight song), Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: Nuthatch, singing Coal Tit, Goldcrest, 4 Stock Dove, 10+ Redwing, Grey Wagtail (Bush Wood), Siskin, 10 Gadwall, 16 Pochard, Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan).

Monday 27th January 2014Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam) 
  • Connaught Water: Ringed Teal [presumed escape] with Mandarins (as Nick Croft on Saturday), also f Smew and Pintail (Charlie & Hilary Musker)
  • Crayford Marshes: Caspian Gull 1w, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, f Peregrine, 4 Little Egret (Kev Jarvis)
  • Ferny Hill Farm: Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 60+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 10+ Chaffinch, 2 Yellowhammer (Robert Callf).
  • Lewisham SE13: Peregrine on highest town centre bldg at 09:00 (Patrick English)
  • London Wetland Centre: Brambling (Explore bird feeders), 4 Redpoll, 4 Siskin NW, 11 Redwing, Jack Snipe, Bittern (main lake w shore am), 2 Shelduck (Adam Salmon)
  • Staines Moor: 40 Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, 4 Water Pipit, 2 Little Egret, 2 Stonechat m&f, Sparrowhawk, f Bullfinch again along railway side (Keith Kerr).
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Scaup, Slavonian Grebe (Jim Sweetland).
  • Wanstead Flats: 30+ Linnet, 8 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 8 Tufted Duck, m Pochard, m Shoveler (Jub), Redwing, Fieldfare, 2 Kestrel (Nick Croft/Josh Selfe)
  • Wanstead Park: 10 Gadwall (SoM), 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 10+ Redwing (Nick Croft/Josh Selfe)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook (Bob Smith)

Sunday 26th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Shoveler, drake Common Teal Wood Green Res (Bob Watts).
  • Crayford Marshes: Caspian Gull 1w, 3 Yellow-legged Gull 2ad & 2nd-w, Green Sandpiper, c500 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, Grey Wagtail (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness: 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad & 3w, Greenshank, 22 Wigeon, 20 Shoveler, 210 Gadwall, Curlew, Little Egret, Snipe (John Archer)
  • Finsbury Park: 11 Shovelers, 6 Gadwalls, 2 Red-crested Pochards, Little Grebe, Cormorant boating lake, flock of 9 Redwings (Ian Bradshaw)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 52 Wigeon, Kestrel, Jack Snipe, Kingfisher, 7 Redpoll, Brambling (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest at 1130 in scrub nr north pipe (Alastair Dent)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Egrets in field on north side of George 5th Ave viewable fr road 14:00 (Richard Francis).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Tawny Owl pr areas 19&33, Reed Bunting m Wetland Pen a32 before rain (birdman_euston)
  • Sewardstone Marsh/Gunpowder Park: Kingfisher, Little Owl, 3 Fieldfare, 60+ Redwing, singing Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 23 Pied Wagtail N, Reed Bunting, f Stonechat (Neville Smith).

Saturday 25th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: drake Common Teal, 3 Shoveler, 50+ Common Gull (Bob Watts).
  • Borehamwood: Magpie nest-building, Carrion Crow in nest, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, 2 Dunnocks pr (Alan Lewis)
  • Brent Reservoir: Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 42 Pochard, 250+ Tufted Duck, Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid f still present, Lapwing, 25+ Common Snipe, 3 Water Rail, 5 Redwings (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard, Pete Lowman)
  • Broadwater/Troy Mill Lake: 4 Egyptian Geese, Goosander, Chiffchaff and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs (C. Lamsdell)
  • Bushy Park: Kingfisher showing well in Woodland Gdns along waterway nr Pheasantry Cafe (Bill Dykes)
  • Cheshunt Lake: 2 Goosander, m Smew, 60+ Lapwing, 30+ Shoveler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Water Rail, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Bittern reported fr hide earlier (Nick Croft); 2 red-head Smew, 2 Pintail pr Holyfield Lake, high Buzzard and Grey Wagtail on farm (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Shelduck (Martin Shepherd).
  • Crayford Marshes: f Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine pr, Spotted Redshank, 2ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat pr, Cetti's Warbler (Kev Jarvis); Iceland Gull juv at Viridor recycling centre at 2pm (Ian Stewart per JA).
  • Crossness: Jack Snipe, Greenshank, 500+ Dunlin, 23 Wigeon, 150+ Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff (John Archer).
  • Epping Forest: Chingford Plain & Connaught Water - 20+ Mandarin, 30+ Teal, Pintail, 10+ Pochard, Reed Bunting, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 40+ Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, Bullfinch; also 3 Ringed Teal (Nick Croft)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Linnet singing by O2, 2 Chiffchaff Central Pk one singing, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (Richard Green)
  • Grovelands Park: Firecrest m nr park wardens lodge, Treecreeper, 7 Siskin, 2 Nuthatch (Stephen Witherford)
  • Herne Hill: 6 Lesser Redpoll, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Jay, 8 Redwing, Sparrowhawk (Charlie Kitchen)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 7 Snipe, 18 Redwing, Brambling, Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: m Firecrest with Long-tailed_Tits far side of river central path (Gavin Whyte)
  • Oakwood Park: 2 Shoveler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Redwing, Nuthatch (James Palmer)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Crow bldg nest, 18+ singing Song Thrush - more visible/numerous lately, 3+ singing Mistle Thrush, singing Greenfinch (birdman_euston)
  • Sewardstone Marsh/Gunpowder Park: Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, f Stonechat, singing Skylarks (Nick Croft)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 8 Gadwall, 21 Pochard, Peregrine Falcon SW, 2 wintering Chiffchaff, 16 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch (TeRNS)
  • Tooting Common: 2 Cormorant, Egyptian Goose, 16 Tufted Duck, Pochard, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 18+ Common Gull, 15+ Stock Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 10+ Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush (James Hudson @TootingBirder)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - 7 Goosander (2 drakes), Upper Maynard - Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Stuart Fisher); East Warwick - f Wigeon, Coppermill stream - 2 Kingfisher, overflow channel by High Maynard - 2 Green Sandpiper (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 7 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 4+ Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, 45 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting (Tim Harris, Dan Henessey)
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail (SoM), f Bullfinch (OSW) (Tim Harris, Dan Henessey, Bob Vaughan)
  • William Girling Reservoir/KGV Reservoir: 3-6 Black-necked Grebe, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Goldeneye (fr Mansfield Pk), singing Goldcrest in Pk, 3 displaying Goldeneye, 3 Goosander - no sign of Great_Northern_Diver fr Sewardstone Rd (Nick Croft).
  • Wraysbury: 5 Smew 2m 3f (Michael Robinson)

Friday 24th January 2014Edit

  • Bexleyheath Broadway: Mkt Sq - 226 Pied Wagtails roosting (Ralph Todd)
  • Brookmill Park: Cormorant, Little Grebe, Mandarin, Kingfisher, 18 Redwing, 4 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Claybury Park: Nuthatch, 2 Meadow Pipits, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, c20 Redwings, 12 Long-tailed Tits, Sparrowhawk (Alan Hobson).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Owl, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, c900 Dunlin (Kev Jarvis & Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: 18 Shelduck, 6 Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, Peregrine, Reed Bunting, escaped Canary -a largely wild-type bird with a few yellow patches (John Archer).
  • Ewell Village: Beggars Hill - singing Blackcap, 71 Herring/Lesser Black-backed Gull E; Lower Mill - 2 Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 23 Redwing (Neil Batten).
  • Heathrow Airport: Red Kite over South Perimeter Rd (Adam Cheeseman)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Jack Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 6 Fieldfare over, 14 Redwing (WWT website); Brambling on south route feeders pm (Catherine Beazley)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 42 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Peregrine Falcon (intruder chased by residents c2pm) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mayflower Park: 150 Redwings (Bob Smith)
  • Oakwood Park: 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 5 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush singing, 54 Redwing on pitch & putt course, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Goldfinch (Robert Callf).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Peregrine m drifting NW over lake 1330 (birdman_euston)
  • Snaresbrook/Leyton Flats: 1-2 Firecrest, 10+ Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 15 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, f Sparrowhawk (watched it kill a feral pigeon by drowning it in a puddle), Stock Dove, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Stuart Fisher).
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, m Scaup, f Smew, Red Kite; Black-throated Diver reported c11.15 (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Swanley Park: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Cormorant, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 40 Redwing (Andy Meaton).
  • Thorney CP: Kingfisher along river, Bullfinch m, Chaffinch, Wren, 23 Redwings, Grey Heron, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Ring-necked Parakeets, 3 Gadwall, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Pochards (Sue Giddens).
  • Victoria Park: Green Woodpecker, 9 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush (James Palmer).
  • Wanstead Flats: 45+ Fieldfare, 40 Linnet, Bullfinch, 6 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldcrest, 22 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, f Pochard, Snipe, 2 Stock Dove pr (Josh Selfe/Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: 1-2 Firecrest and 2 Goldcrest (Bush Wood - Josh Selfe); Little Egret, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 70+ Redwing, 2 Teal, Shoveler, 25 Gadwall, 17 Pochard, Water Rail (Nick Croft/JS).
  • Wimbledon (Gap Rd Cemetery): 50 Redwing, 10 Goldfinch (Neil Anderson). TQ256715

Thursday 23rd January 2014Edit

  • Butterfield Green: 7 Redwing, 3 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (TeRNS) TQ 3320 8571
  • Chingford E4 (Chingford Ln): 2 Little Egrets on Forest land beside Ln 4:30pm (Mick Charles).
  • Crayford Marshes: Little Owl, Spotted Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad 1w, Green Sandpiper, m Peregrine, 46 Fieldfare, c600 Dunlin, 85 Redshank, Curlew (Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 3 Shelduck, 38 Tufted Duck, Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail (John Archer).
  • Eltham: Blackcap f in gdn am (Peter Charles)
  • Ewell Village (Bourne Hall): 15 Tufted Duck, 48 Mallard, 4 Redwing (Neil Batten).
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Shelduck, 2 Goosander pr W 0820hrs, Bittern, Jack Snipe, 7 Snipe, 3 Redpoll, 14 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare (Adam Salmon); Brambling (C.Beazley); 2 Pintail (Nick S) full surname pls Nick?
  • Mayflower Park Wetland: Peregrine, 100 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Water Rail (Conrad Ellam)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Stock Dove pr, 8 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 40 Linnet, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Fieldfare, 6 singing Song Thrush (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 9 Gadwall, singing Coal Tit, lots of Redwing, 4 Stock Dove (Nick Croft)
  • West Harrow: 3 Redwing incl one sub-singing, 2 Canada Geese over (unusual here) (Alex Massey)
  • Worcester Park: Beverley Brook - Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 22nd January 2014Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 10 Fieldfares, 46 Redwings, 28 Siskins, 8 Lesser Redpolls in Canal Plantation (Tony Duckett).
  • Connaught Water: Smew red-head, 23 Mandarins, 17 Teal, 7 Pochards, Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Hobson).
  • Crayford Marshes: Water Pipit, 2 Little Owl, 6 Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 4 Cetti's Warbler, c880 Dunlin, 2 Curlew (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 21 Shelduck, 29 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, Grey Wagtail singing, c25 Linnet (John Archer).
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Chiffchaff one singing by Beckham Football Academy; Ecology Pk - Song Thrush singing (Richard Green)
  • Kensington Gardens: Tawny Owl (Conrad Ellam & Ian Stewart)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh: drake Smew, 2 Goosander pr (Simon Papps)
  • Mayflower Park Wetlands: Water Rail, Peregrine, 100 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Northaw Great Wood: Marsh Tit, 11 Coal Tit, 8 Nuthatch, 7 Treecreeper, 6 Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 singing Song Thrush, Common Buzzard, Stock Dove, 2 Jay (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, 9 Meadow Pipit, 189 Redwing, 29 Fieldfare, 4 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr bldg nest south tip Bandstand Is area 7 (birdman_euston)
  • Snaresbrook/Leyton Flats: Lesser Redpoll, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Redwing, Nuthatch (Gilberts Slade), 6 Stock Dove, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet, 15 Gadwall (Stuart Fisher)
  • Stoneleigh KT17 (Waverley Rd): 233 Herring/Lesser Black-backed Gulls, juv Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Black-headed Gulls all E 08.35-09.00, Redwing S (Neil Batten). 
  • Wanstead Flats: 37 Linnet, 13 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 10+ Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 33 Gadwall, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail, 20+ Lesser Redpoll (some really pale birds amongst them), 5 Siskin, 31 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, c50 Tufted Duck, Shoveler, 10+ Redwing (Nick Croft)

Tuesday 21st January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tawny Owl h Conservation Area in fog 7am, Egyptian Goose Boating Lake 0730 (Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose, 19 Common Snipe (Steve Blake)
  • Crayford Marshes: Little Owl, 4 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, m Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 120 Redshank, c500 Dunlin, Cetti's Warbler (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin: 19 Shelduck, 2 Pied Wagtail (Paul Hyland).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 5 Mandarin, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Peregrine, Tawny Owl (James Palmer)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Firecrest incl m in laurel hedge in court grounds then on western perimeter early am, Treecreeper and Nuthatch (Gilberts Slade), 10 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 2 Stock Dove (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 6 Mandarin, 2 Pintail, 2 Bittern, 9 Water Rail, 13 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 69 Lapwing, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Lesser Redpoll (R.Kaye); Bittern showed well in front of WWF hide (O.Dewhurst et al).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Snipe, 29 Meadow Pipit, 412 Redwing, 32 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, 2 Jay, 11 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Redbridge Lakes: 3 Snipe, 2 Gadwall pr (site tick), Grey Heron, 2+ Redwings, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush (Alan Hobson). 
  • Sutcliffe Park: 2 Chiffchaff, Water Rail, c80 Common Gull, 40 Canada Geese (P Kite)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c85 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare, 7 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 6 Teal, 2 Mandarin pr (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Goosander m, Siskin, Redwing, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Tufted Duck m f, 5 Mandarin 4m f (Pete Lowman).
  • Victoria Park: Red-crested Pochard f, 11 Shoveler, 14 Pochard (John Archer).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Cetti's Warbler in sedge along bank of R Lea nr bridge betw res 1 & 2 calling frequently; also Mink hunting along bank a few ft from me (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: 20+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 30+ Linnet, Reed Bunting, 9 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Nuthatch, singing Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest (2 singing), large numbers of Redwing, 2 Shoveler over, 19 Gadwall, Tufted Duck (Shoulder of Mutton) (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, 5 Reed Bunting (James Palmer)
  • Wyvil Estate - Stockwell: singing Mistle Thrush not heard before in this area (Michael Mac)

Monday 20th January 2014Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: Glaucous Gull 2w [Ldn season-1st], Iceland Gull juv/1w, ad Caspian Gull (BFBG, Peter Alfrey) pics here
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, drake Mandarin, f Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, m Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: Caspian Gull 1w, Spotted Redshank, Little Owl, 6 Golden Plover, Water Rail, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Stonechat (Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 25 Shelduck, 28 Tufted Duck, Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, Grey Wagtail singing, 2 Linnet (John Archer).
  • Headstone Moat: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr, 10 Redwing, 3 Collared Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Highams Park Lake: WeBS count - Herring Gull, Common Gull, 88 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 56 Black-headed Gull, 25 Tufted Duck (Daniel Whitelegg).
  • Kensal Rise NW6: 200-300 Woodpigeons NE in single flock (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, 46 Lapwing, 6 Snipe (WWT website); 3 Lesser Redpoll, 1+ Siskin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Water Rail (Bill Haines)
  • Nonsuch Park: 4 Little Owl (Steve Gale)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Egret, Lesser Redpoll W at 12:21, m Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, 91 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, 13 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: ringtail Hen Harrier high S (David Morrison per RSPB blog)
  • Staines Moor: 7 Water Pipit together around flood pools in SE cnr, accompanied by Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat pr nearby (John Edwards); 6 Stonechat, Buzzard over, 3 Little Grebes, Skylark, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over (Sue Giddens)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Blackcap, 21 Lesser Redpoll, 40+ Linnet, 10+ Goldfinch, m Reed Bunting, 10+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing incl some singers, 40+ Blackbird, singing Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush, 12 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 30 Tufted Duck, 2f Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 29 Gadwall, Egyptian Goose, 38 Greylag Goose, Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: Green Ln - Little Egret on wet open area (Bob Smith)

Sunday 19th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Egyptian Geese (site record count) the highlight of WeBS count briefly on New R bank of Wood Green Res before spooked & flew S at 0957, also 2 Shoveler pr, Little Grebe New R, 226 Black-headed Gulls, 20 Common Gulls, 4 Herring Gulls, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Redwing (Alan Gibson, Bob Watts).
  • Banstead Downs GC: 2 Firecrest 200m along wooded path (Paul Sell)
  • Brent Reservoir: WeBS highlights - 9 Egyptian Geese, 148 Teal, 256 Tufted Duck, 27 Pochard, 23 Common Snipe, 563 Black-headed Gull, 314 Common Gull, f Scaup/Tufted Duck Hybrid still present, m Blackcap (Roy Beddard, John Colmans).
  • Crayford Marshes: Water Pipit, m Marsh Harrier, Spotted Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull 2w, 3 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler, m Peregrine, 10 Ringed Plover, c150 Redshank (Kev Jarvis)
  • Epping Forest (Connaught Water): f Smew (Chris Bird)
  • Fairlop Waters: WeBS counts highlights - 26 Gadwall, 55 Teal, 61 Tufted Duck, Pochard, 6 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, 228 Lapwing, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 133 Common Gull, Common Buzzzard, Kestrel (Steve Bacon)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Firecrest m&f calling & showing well around keepers hut, many Goldcrests, Treecreeper, Nuthatches, 2 Siskin in adj gdns, Stock Dove, 2 Egyptian Geese pr on lake (Davey Leach); Firecrest singing m, Goldcrest, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, imm Grey Heron, 6 Shoveler 3m 3f, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, 2ad Herring Gull, Stock Dove singing m, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 10 Siskin feeding in alders (Robert Callf).
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Stock Dove, Water Rail at top of Viaduct Pond (S. Tusa)
  • Headstone Moat: Coal Tit, Goldcrest, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Hutchingson's Bank NR: 5 Common Buzzards circling together high overhead soon after noon, calling occasionally. After a few minutes, the whole group drifted off SE. 10min later three individuals (presumably part of initial group) drifted overhead again & disappeared NW. A good local count. (Croydon Birders) TQ383615
  • Ingrebourne Valley: WeBS count highlights - 68 Teal, 68 Mallard, 124 Canada Goose, 6 Water Rail, 21 singing m Cetti's Warbler, 58 Moorhen, 166 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 6 Common Gull, Little Egret, 9 Herring Gull, 100 Black-headed Gull, 6 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 10 Grey Heron (occupying nests), 10 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, several singing Song Thrush, 30+ Redwing, 30+ Fieldfare, 2 Jackdaw, Jay, Ring-necked Parakeet, 8 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, seversl drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Dove, m Sparrowhawk, f Kestrel, singing m Chiffchaff (Tony Kennelly)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, Bittern, Jack Snipe, 17 Snipe, Kingfisher, 11 Redwing, Fieldfare SE, House Sparrow, Brambling (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir LNR: 12 Heron (5 active nests), 2 Egyptian Geese pr prospecting, 7 Shoveler, 11 Pochard, 3 Stock Dove (Neil Anderson)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Sparrowhawk, 77+ Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: m Firecrest, Grey Wagtail (Stuart Fisher)
  • North Finchley: Sparrowhawk (John Colmans)
  • Osterley Park: Barn Owl briefly (Rob Mills)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard W at 14:43, Little Owl, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 39 Redwing, Jackdaw, 3 Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: WeBS highlights - 15+ Snipe, 100+ Redshank, Curlew, 14 Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, 2 Great Crested Grebe; also Short-eared Owl flushed by farmer on west marsh, 4 Stonechat 2pr, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 7+ Cetti's Warbler, 60 Fieldfare, 5-6 Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Peregrine pr, 2 Kestrel, 2 Marsh Harrier, Black Redstart reported west of Coldharbour Point (Jonathan Wasse/Nick Croft)
  • Richmond Park: 2600 Woodpigeon NE 0815-0845 incl flock of 1100, 10 Skylark (incl two singing) and 18 Meadow Pipit at Crown Field- a recent influx of both (J.Wilczur).
  • R Thames (Putney-Barnes Bridges): WeBS highlights- 227 Mallard, 295 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 107 Herring Gull (Neil Anderson)
  • Staines Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe still in far NE cnr of N basin late aft, also 2 Black-necked Grebe and drake Scaup S basin (Andy Culshaw, David Howdon).
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 3 Kittiwakes upriver, 3 Curlew, 77 Redshank, 125 Lapwing, 5 Turnstone, 2 Cetti's Warblers, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats (Andrew Self)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 45 Lapwing, 2 Skylark, 2 Teal, Snipe (G Westley)
  • Uxbridge: Red Kite soaring over town centre, 2 Jackdaw Chiltern View Rd - seen in this road several times recently - Victorian terraced house with suitable nest sites in chimneys (Roger Dewey)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: f Stonechat in bomb crater field (along fence), c90 Chaffinch in paddocks, 8+ Linnet, Reed Bunting, 6+ Song Thrush, Lesser Redpoll, Blackcap (Coppermill Lane) (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Common Sandpiper (Upper Maynard), Peregrine S over Ferry Lane, 5 Goldeneye (Lockwood) (Joe Dickens); Cetti's Warbler h singing in brambles by footbridge to res 1&2 (Lol Bodini per Peter Lambert).
  • Wanstead Flats: WeBS highlights - 6 Mute Swan, 38 Greylag Geese, 42 Gadwall, 2 Teal, Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 23 Moorhen, 67 Coot, 333 Black-headed Gull, 825 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Tim Harris)
  • Wanstead Park: WeBS highlights - 23 Mute Swan, 211 Gadwall, 77 Mallard, 19 Shoveler, 20 Pochard, 69 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 39 Moorhen, 105 Coot, 94 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher (WREN group)

Saturday 18th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: nearby Danvers Rd gdn - 9 Lesser Redpolls feeding in birch throughout aft (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery: 20 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Goldcrest, Chaffinch (Phil Laurie) Also two or three weeks ago I heard what I thought was a Pheasant in Cemetery but discounted it, now someone has pinned two Pheasant feathers to notice board, presumably found within Cemetery - can anyone shed any light on this? Pheasants do occasionally find their way in to the area. I saw one at Brookmill Park a few yrs ago & 2m wintered up in Greenwich Park [Conrad Ellam] (Phil Laurie)
  • Crayford Marshes: Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, 238 Redshank, c850 Dunlin (Kev Jarvis).
  • Lee Valley - Netherhall/Glen Faba: WeBS count - f Goosander, 4 Shoveler, 80 Wigeon, 62 Gadwall, Teal, 27 Pochard, 120 Tufted Duck, 23 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, Snipe, 5 Bullfinch, Buzzard (Nigel May).
  • Lee Valley (River Lee CP): Goosefield - ad winter Mediterranean Gull, with c500 Black-heaed Gulls; Friday Lake - 3 Smew incl 1 drake; Seventy Acres Lake - 2 Goosander pr (J.Murray).
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre: 11 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Kestrel, Goldfinch, Starling, Black-headed Gull, 4 Fieldfare, Woodpigeon (Daniel Whitelegg).
  • London Wetland Centre: Bullfinch in World Wetlands/Entrance Lake margin, Red Kite circling to W of entrance area at 1545hrs (Adam Salmon).
  • Long Running: Buzzard wheeling low over Epping Forest (Nigel May).
  • Margravine Cemetery: c100 Redwing, 35 Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, 10 Goldfinch, Peregrine on hospital (David Jeffreys)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Firecrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackbird, Magpie, Chaffinch, Robin, 3 Wren, Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff; on R Lea - Moorhen, Mallard, Coot, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant (Daniel Whitelegg).
  • North Chingford E4 (Whitehall Rd): Redwing (Alistair Wardill)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Egret, Little Owl, Snipe, 31 Meadow Pipit, 70+ Jackdaw, 81 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Marsh Harrier, 20+ Curlew, Woodcock, Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, 20+ Pintail, Stonechat (RSPB/Nick Croft)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 5+ Grey Heron nests being attended to, Kestrel over Primrose Hill (Matt Reed).
  • Richmond Park: m Peregrine hunting pond plantation/Upper Pen Pond, Kestrel displaying Pond Slade, hooting m Little Owl (J.Wilczur).
  • Staines Moor: 5 (probably 6) Water Pipit south end, f Bullfinch old railway, 100+ Fieldfare (NE cnr), 34+ Redwing old railway, Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Goose E (Lee Dingain).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 1-2 Bullfinch, 20+ Redwing, 10+ Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Buzzard (Charlie Farrell)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m&f, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mute Swan, Starling, Moorhen, Chaffinch (Daniel Whitelegg); front paddock - 8 Redwing (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: 49 Linnet, 9 Skylark, 20 Fieldfare, Little Owl (Tim Harris/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: Bush Wood - Nuthatch (Tim Harris)
  • Waterworks NR: Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, Teal, 6 Shoveler, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Ring-necked Parakeet, Redwing, Greenfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Herring Gull, Blackbird, Woodpigeon (Daniel Whitelegg).

Friday 17th January 2014Edit

  • Bow Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, 25 Redshank, 90 Teal, Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit (John Archer).
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Park: The Hive - 5 Fieldfare (Phil Laurie)
  • Crayford Marshes: Brent Goose, Spotted Redshank, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, Curlew (Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock Basin: 28 Shelduck (site record count?), 19 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, Grey Wagtail, Estonian-ringed Cormorant (Paul Hyland & John Archer).
  • Ewell Village (Bourne Hall): ad drake Pochard (1st record for 11 yrs), 12 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail (Neil Batten).
  • Lee Valley, Friday Lake: 4 Smew (ad m & imm m & 2f) (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Egyptian Goose, 85 Lapwing, 2 Kingfisher, 50+ Siskin (in adj Waltham Abbey Woods), 2 Bullfinch (just S of Hall Marsh) (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Egyptian Geese, 82 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 3 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 2 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk (Stuart Fisher)
  • Osterley Park: c300 Black-headed Gull on flooded fields, 4 Coot nest building, Cormorant, Egyptian Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 30+ Jackdaw, Jay, Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Pimlico SW1: Waxwing feeding in plane tree 10am (@HarringayBirder)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 26 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 53 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 3 Stock Dove, Jay, Jackdaw, Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Brent Goose (RSPB blog)
  • Staines Moor: 21 Meadow Pipit, 8+ Redwing, 5 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat, Buzzard, Snipe (Keith Kerr); 5 Water Pipit, 2 Buzzard, Little Egret, Kestrel, Cormorant - all in SW cnr before concrete bridge (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Valentines Park: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Mediterranean Gull, Grey Wagtail (Gideon Knight)
  • Wennington Marshes: 6 Caspian Gull floods nr cycle path (Andy Tweed per RSPB blog)
  • Worcester Park: Beverley Brook - Kingfisher; fields - Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Thursday 16th January 2014Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: f Scaup/Hybrid at 1300hrs in small northern reservoir, drake Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 120+ Teal all fr main hide, c250 Tufted Duck and 20+ Pochard in northern reservoir, Lapwing, 16 Snipe, 2 Water Rail (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (Peter Charles)
  • Crayford Marshes: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, 3 Stonechat, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, m Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, Curlew, 180 Redshank, c700 Dunlin (Kev Jarvis).
  • Epping Forest Robin Hood roundabout: Brambling with Chaffinch flock just south of first car park on right heading north fr RH pub rbt (I Lycett)
  • Headstone Moat: 40 Redwing, Fieldfare, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Jackdaw, Collared Dove (Jon Ridge). TQ141897
  • High Barnet: Sparrowhawk f caught & devoured feral pigeon am on my lawn outside back door & rested in plum tree afterwards for 1hr (Mr. Crabtree). 
  • Lee Valley, Friday Lake: 2 red-head Smew, 5+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe, 3 Redpoll, 5 Fieldfare W, 36 Redwing, Chiffchaff (Adam Salmon); 2 Pintail, 2 Mandarin, 51 Egyptian Goose, 2 Bittern, 2 Jack Snipe, 16 Snipe, 61 Lapwing, Brambling (R.Kaye)
  • Mayflower Park Wetlands: Water Rail (Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Sue Huckle)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 24 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 90 Redwing, 75 Jackdaw, 5 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: Black Redstart Coldharbour Pt (John Daly per RSPB blog)
  • South Mimms : Bignell’s Corner (M25 Jcn 23, A1(M) Jcn 1) -  Common Buzzard perched on fence within feet of traffic at rbt 12:20 (Andrew Haynes).
  • Staines Moor: Little Egret, Buzzard, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat (C Lamsdell)
  • Staines Reservoir: m Scaup, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, c40 Goldeneye (Matt Palmer); 3 Black-necked Grebe (C Lamsdell)
  • Swanley Park: 3 Cormorant, 3 Song Thrush, 30 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 200 Black-headed Gull, 20 Common Gull, Herring Gull (Andy Meaton)
  • Totteridge Valley: Darlands Lake - 6 Teal, 3+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, Treecreeper (James Palmer)
  • Tyttenhanger: Kingfisher, 9 Tree Sparrow, 2 Reed Bunting (James Palmer)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 14 Yellowhammer one flock (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: on front paddock - Pied Wagtails, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrushes, Redwings (Sue Huckle)
  • Wanstead Flats: Snipe, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 20+ Linnet, Reed Bunting, Teal, Egyptian Goose, 35 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, Kestrel, 27 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Skylark incl one singing (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: Teal, Shoveler, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr, 2 Sparrowhawks (Sue Huckle)
  • Worcester Park: 150 Redwing, 150 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on fields (Bob Smith)
  • Wraysbury GP: Red Kite, 3 Goosander, f Smew, Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler (C Lamsdell)

Wednesday 15th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 75 Redwings narrow west end of wet lower pasture 12.00 (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Brent Reservoir: Shelduck, Egyptian Goose, Little Egret, 16 Snipe, Lapwing, Redwing (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Little Owl, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit, Kingfisher, 38 Fieldfare, Cetti's Warbler (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness: Barnacle Goose of unknown but presumably dodgy origin on Golf Course with Canadas & Greylags (Mike Robinson per JA).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 14 Shelduck, 145 Teal, 20 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, Cormorant (Estonian-ringed bird again on pier) (John Archer)
  • Headstone Moat/Manor (North Harrow): 50 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 12 Jackdaw, 2 Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge) Where is Headstone Moat please? TQ141897
  • Highgate (Waterlow Park): m Bullfinch, 30+ Fieldfares and 20+ Redwings (P.Angus)
  • Little Britain: 200 Redwings and Fieldfare, 8 Goldfinch, 13 Grey Herons most standing on nests, Common Gull, Chaffinch, 25+ Gadwalls, Collared Dove, Wren, Song Thrush, Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Red Kite (Sue Giddens).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 2 Pintail, 2 Mandarin, 40 Wigeon, Coal Tit, Brambling (WWT website)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Egret, 7 Snipe, 21 Meadow Pipit, 100+ Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, Jackdaw, 300+ Starling, 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Wanstead Flats: 40+ Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 10+ Song Thrush, 40+ Blackbird, singing Mistle Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark, 40 Linnet, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Shoveler, 44 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Pochard, Little Grebe, 5 Stock Dove, Kestrel, possible heard only Green Sandpiper (Nick Croft); Chaffinch (Jono Lethbridge).
  • Wanstead Park: Old Sewage Works - 11 singing Song Thrush, 15 Redwing, 12 Goldfinch, displaying Stock Dove (and also possible Green Sandpiper heard, hmmm!) (Tim Harris).
  • Waterworks NR: 41 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 15 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 4 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, Chiffchaff, Blackbird (Daniel Whitelegg)

Tuesday 14th January 2014Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: f Scaup on north side of bridge looks good to me (can't see any features suggesting hybrid parents), Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine m&f over north marsh, f Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Geese, Snipe, Lapwing; a Fox and fresh Muntjac tracks in mud (Ben Epstein)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit, f Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, 38 Fieldfare (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin: 14 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull 1w with entirely white primaries but otherwise normal plumage (John Archer)
  • Ewell Village (Lower Mill): Chiffchaff (possibly showing some signs of being Siberian but need a second opinion), Kingfisher, Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Goldcrest in song, 3 Redwing (Neil Batten).
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Chiffchaff in bushes on riverside by John Harrison Way (Richard Green)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden - Stockwell: Wren, Robin and Blackbird all in song at 2:50am - this could be due to strong lighting on all night from a newly-built Sainsbury's store adj to gdn (Michael Mac).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 4 Red-crested Pochard, Yellow-legged Gull, Tawny Owl (James Palmer)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, Peregrine, Jack Snipe, 7 Snipe, Kingfisher, 3 Redpoll (WWT website)
  • Lower Morden: 150 ad Lesser Black-backed Gulls on playing fields (Bob Smith)
  • Maple Lodge NR, Maple Cross: Water Rail by Rotunda hide (Roger Dewey)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 3 Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff, m Sparrowhawk (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Millfields Park South: 65 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Plumstead: Firecrest still present in woods at east end of Winn's Common (Conrad Ellam)
  • Redbridge Lakes: incl surrounding area - 4 Snipe, Reed Bunting, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinches, 2 Herring Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Alan Hobson).
  • Victoria Park: 2ad Great Black-backed Gulls, f Red-crested Pochard, 4 Gadwall 2pr, 10+ Shoveler all on West Lake (Bob Watts).
  • Wanstead Flats: 50 Linnet, 20 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 8 Skylark, 2 Egyptian Goose, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler (Jubilee), Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 10 Gadwall, Shoveler, Pied Wagtail (Shoulder of Mutton), 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Coal Tit, 6+ Stock Dove, 20+ Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: Water Rail on Bay 18, 8+ Teal, 4 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Chiffchaff (Jonathan Nasir)

Monday 13th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tawny Owl h 7am calling fr Blandford Hall area (Bob Watts); in early Jan 2 Egyptian Geese pr Boating Lake for 5 days, also Chiffchaff at weekend in gdn bordering Boating Lake (Alan Gibson & Henry Wyn-Jones per Bob Watts).
  • Broadwater Lake/Troy Mill Lake: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs along R Colne behind Broadwater Sailing Club & showing well calling occasionally with several bursts of song, also 6+ nominate Chiffchaffs further along R Colne yesterday (Andrew Moon)
  • Crayford Marshes: f Merlin, ad Kittiwake, Lesser Redpoll, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Kev Jarvis & Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 5 Shelduck, c160 Teal, 19 Tufted Duck, 32 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Jay, Cormorant (Estonian-ringed bird again on pier) (John Archer).
  • Ewell Village (Lower Mill): presumed wintering Chiffchaff at LM/Kingston Rd although primaries are very dark (almost black) & underparts are very pale giving the bird an unusual appearance. Is this still within limits for Chiffchaff? In all other respects it acts & looks like a Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • Grovelands Park: 20 Siskin (James Palmer)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: Fieldfare, c20 Redwing (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Water Rail, Peregrine, 2 Redpoll, 59 Redwing, 5 Brambling (Adam Salmon, B.Munro); 2 Bittern, 2 Pintail (Peter Charles).
  • Mayflower Park Wetlands: Lesser Redpoll (Bob Smith).
  • Morden Cemetery: 150 Redwing (Bob Smith). TQ232672
  • Plumstead: Firecrest in Great Bartlets Wd at east end of Winn's Common. Follow Green Chain Walk down steps to sawn-up logs (75m or so) & the bird is favouring hollies. present yesterday aft when I had a very brief view - hence rtn visit today (Gus Wilson). TQ459779
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 3 Shelduck 2m f areas 35&36, 2 Sparrowhawk m f, 3 Kestrel (pr Wetland Pen a32 & 1st-w m Barrow Hill Res a48), Collared Dove low SW over north end of Hill a49 0830 landed in St John's Wd nr Ordnance Hill - scarce here (birdman_euston); Redwing, m Mandarin Duck (Charlie Farrell)
  • Snaresbrook/Leyton Flats: 2 Nuthatch (Gilberts Slade), Lesser Redpoll, 2+ singing Song Thrush, singing Mistle Thrush, 6 Ring-necked Parakeets on court building, Pied Wagtail, 2-3 Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, 7 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Kingfisher, 4 Egyptian Geese, 4 Grey Heron (Stuart Fisher)
  • Surbiton Filter Beds: 29 Lapwing (Nigel Jackman) TQ17396757
  • Trent Park: 2 Gadwall m f lower lake - unusual here (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Wanstead Flats: 20+ Linnet, 8+ Lesser Redpoll, 2 Reed Bunting, singing Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush, Redwing, 10 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail (Nick Croft/Josh Selfe)
  • Wanstead Park: 2m Bullfinch (ad & 1st-w), Grey Wagtail, 8+ Goldcrest, Redwing, Sparrowhawk, 50+ Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 20+ Pochard, Kingfisher (Nick Croft/Josh Self).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Reed Bunting, 2-6 Redwing, 4+ singing Song Thrush (Charlie Farrell)

Sunday 12th January 2014Edit

  • Battersea Park: 2 Great Black-backed Gulls on Thames, 10 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 5+ occupied Grey Heron nests in heronry (Matt Reed).
  • Battersea Reach: moorings - 3 Moorhen (Matt Reed).
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: c85 Black-headed Gull, c35 Common Gull, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Lapwing, 12 Shoveler, 10 Pochard, 4 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush and lots of Tufted Ducks and Gadwall (Keith Kerr).
  • Brent Reservoir: Lapwing, c20 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, Redwing, f Sparrowhawk, f Scaup-like Aythya (possible hybrid) first seen Thu 9th Jan (Brent Birders).
  • Broadwater Lake/Troy Mill Lake: 6+ nominate Chiffchaffs along R Colne (Andrew Moon)
  • Chelsea Creek: 13 Gadwall, 18 Teal (Matt Reed).
  • Chelsea (Grosvenor Waterside): Moorhen, Mallard (Matt Reed).
  • Chelsea Harbour: 2 Great Black-backed Gulls on Thames (different to Battersea Park pair I think) (Matt Reed).
  • Crayford Marshes: Caspian Gull 1w, Bar-tailed Godwit, m Marsh Harrier, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper, Rock Pipit, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, 54 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness: Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull 3w, Egyptian Goose, 12 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 3 Cetti's Warbler singing, 27 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing (John Archer).
  • Eltham Palace Gardens: c60 Redwing, Green Woodpecker 11am (Priscilla Macpherson).
  • Forty Hall, Enfield: 4 Goosander 3m f (Clive Herbert)
  • Great Bartlets Wood: Firecrest seen briefly (Gus Wilson). TQ459779
  • Greenford UB6: 11 Lesser Redpoll and Mealy Redpoll feeding in birch in my back gdn - no doubt birds seen last weekend in nearby country park (Neil Anderson) Neil, don't want to know your precise address, but whereabouts is your gdn - we think it is south of G&NCP in Westridge area [Tina Stafford & Tony Nayager] Don't know where Westridge is but yes south of park. [NA]
  • Greenwich Peninsula: ad Yellow-legged Gull on mud by O2 Arena, Rock Pipit on foreshore by Antony Gormley statue (Richard Bonser).
  • Lewisham Park: 7 Redwing also usual Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch (David Capper).
  • Limehouse Cut: Kingfisher (James Palmer) TQ374816
  • London Wetland Centre: 130 Shoveler, 110 Teal, Mandarin, 6 Meadow Pipit, 24 Redwing, Redpoll (WWT website); Bittern- NW cnr Lake, 2 Pintail pr, 44 Wigeon, Jack Snipe - Marsh, Water Rail showing well in cut reeds S route, Brambling showing well at S route feeders (J.Wilczur et al).
  • Margravine Cemetery: monthly count - 32 Blackbird, 7 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 11 Starling, 15-30 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare (chased away W by Goldfinch), 5 Greylag over (Nathalie Mahieu, Ruth Savery).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: m Firecrest 09:20 flew across R Lea to Essex FB along with party of Long-tailed_Tits and 2 Chiffchaffs (Paul Whiteman).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Merlin f, Caspian Gull 2nd-w, 3 Avocet, Barnacle Goose, 113 Golden Plover, 72 Dunlin, 17 Pintail, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Harrier m (John Richardson); also Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipit, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 5+ Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Redpoll (Hugh Nicholson); Great White Egret [Ldn yr-1st] S 0730, Bar-tailed Godwit (Howard Vaughan per RSPB blog); Jack Snipe (John Tilbrook per RSPB blog)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 pr Mistle Thrush, 12 Redwing, singing Goldcrest, 15 Goldfinch feeding in alder (Neil Anderson)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Shelduck pr area 36, 46 Shoveler, 2 Blackcap m&f QM Gdns a17, 5 Redwing, 3 House Sparrow 2m f St Mark's Lodge gdn a27, 2 Pied Wagtail Marylebone Grn a16, Redpoll a36 (birdman_euston).
  • Richmond Park: 3 Stonechat (Steve Woolfenden).
  • Rotherhithe: Kingfisher and 2 Lesser Redpolls Russia Dock Woodland (Richard Bonser).
  • Staines Reservoirs: Slavonian Grebe (N.Basin), 3 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin), 3 Common Redshank (N.Basin east bank), Kestrel (A.Luscombe, Neil Randon, Bob Warden).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 9 Gadwall, 58 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Redwing, Grey Wagtail (TeRNS)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, Little Egret, Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, 32 Lapwing, Woodcock, 2 Little Owl (1 towards Gutteridge Wood), 14 Skylark, f Stonechat, 60+ Redwing, 40+ Fieldfare, 2 Rook, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch pr (Neil Anderson/G. Westley).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: f Goosander and 3+ Goldeneye on Lockwood during brief morning visit (David Bradshaw); Lapwing (Lockwood), 2 Goosander pr in relief channel early am, 4 Little Egret (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wandsworth Common: Redwing, 10 Shoveler, 5 singing Song Thrush, 2 singing Mistle Thrush, 2 Egyptian Goose, Coal Tit, Jay (Nick Rutter).
  • Wanstead Flats: early doors 6 Redwing, Skylark (NC), 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Linnet, 15 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail (Dan Hennessy).
  • Wanstead Park: singing Goldcrest and Coal Tit Wanstead Golf Club House (NC), 3 Bullfinch (DH), 2 Little Grebe (BV), Grey Wagtail, 2m Teal (NC) (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy/Bob Vaughan).
  • Waterworks NR: c8 Lesser Redpoll over - later briefly seen on Walthamstow South Marsh & then feeding in birches by ice rink (Paul Whiteman).

Saturday 11th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Teal pr, 4 Shoveler 2pr Wood Green Res, 50+ Redwing, 3 Fieldfare (Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones).
  • Alperton: 5 Whooper Swans low NE in mini V formation halfway betw Alperton & Park Royal on Piccadilly Line (JW Bremner) TQ184831
  • Broadwater Lake: 3 Goosander (on R Colne), 2 Goldeneye m&f, c50 Fieldfare, 2+ Redwing, Tawny Owl (Charlie Farrell)
  • Crayford Marshes: Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, Chiffchaff, 2 Rock Pipit, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 350 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover (Kev Jarvis); late aft - 3 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Mistle Thrush, 14 Fieldfare, Song Thrush in full song (Ralph Todd)
  • Crossness NR: Peregrine, Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat pr; outfall - 80+ Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, 100+ Teal, 20+ Redshank, 10 Lapwing, Greenshank, 2 Snipe (Ralph Todd & Friends Group)
  • Dartford Marshes: Caspian Gull 1w in flooded field by Bob Dunn Way 8.45 (John Bushell, Conrad Ellam & Ron Turner)
  • Forty Hall, Enfield: 5 Shoveler 3m 2f, 2 Goosander m f, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 7 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper singing (Robert Callf).
  • Golders Hill Park: 20 Moorhen (Matt Reed).
  • Greenwich Peninsular: Caspian_Gulls O2 - 2 probable 1st-w with other gulls on mudflats 1530hrs (Mike Paice). After getting second opinion fr J. Archer on photos, they were not Caspian_Gulls, though one probably had some Caspian_Gull genes [MP].
  • Hampstead Heath: 3f Pochard on Hampstead No1 pond (S Tusa)
  • Hounslow East: LUL car pk - 2 Blackcap m&f (K.Fisher)
  • Ickenham Marsh: Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Bullfinch, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, good numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare (Nigel Dodd)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: Red Kite W at 3.30pm, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, m Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 30+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 54 Lapwing, 40+ Wigeon, 6+ Shoveler, 50+ Teal (50spp in 1hr 20mins) (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: c12 Redwing at entrance, Bittern, 11 Common Snipe, Brambling, 2 Pintail m f, Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler h (Martin Honey); 67 Egyptian Goose, 9 Water Rail, 14 Snipe, Woodcock, Kingfisher, 2 Fieldfare, 73 Redwing, 4 Cetti's Warbler, m Blackcap, 8 Lesser Redpoll (R.Kaye); Bearded Tit calling fr reedbeds (WWT website).
  • Maida Vale: Wren singing at midnight nr Sutherland Ave (Matt Reed)
  • Margravine Cemetery: drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest at 1210 in evergreen oak on riverbank at end of cross-path (Alastair Dent); again at 1430 with Chiffchaff, 5+ Chiffchaff in bushes by red bridge, singing Song Thrush (Jonathan Nasir) blog
  • Osterley Park: 5 Cormorant, 3 Egyptian Goose, Goldcrest, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 40+ Jackdaw, Little Grebe, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Caspian Gull 2w, Spotted Redshank, 100+ Dunlin, 150 Redshank, 10+ Snipe, 4 Curlew, 5 Ringed Plover, 50+ Golden Plover, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, 2 Stonechat pr, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 10+ singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 12 Pintail 6pr, Yellowhammer (Nick Croft/David Bradnum/Mike Messenger/RSPB)
  • Regent's Park: Woodcock Leaf Yd Wd area 40 [site winter-1st], Tawny Owl at roost Longbridge a33, Fieldfare a1, 9 Redwing, 6 Goldfinch (birdman_euston); Reed Bunting Wetland Pen a32 (fide b_e)
  • Staines Moor: 22+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Little Egret, 4 Skylark, 4 Green Woodpecker, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, Fieldfare, Kestrel, Common Buzzard (Keith Kerr); mid-aft/evg - 2+ Water Pipit, 2m Goosander W, 2+ Woodcock, 11 Snipe, 45+ Meadow Pipit, 50 Fieldfare, f Stonechat, 3+ Little Egret, 2+ Grey Heron, 1+ Pied Wagtail (Lee Dingain) pics
  • Staines Reservoirs: North Basin NW cnr - Slavonian Grebe; South Basin - m Scaup and 2 Black-necked Grebes (Mike Wheeler)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant, 21 Teal, 40 Lapwing, 9 Skylark, Snipe, Stock Dove, Rook, Buzzard (Nigel Dodd)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: site list (only south of Forest Rd)- Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Ring-necked Parakeets, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, Pochard, Kingfisher, Great Black-backed Gulls, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Shelduck, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Starling (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 30 Linnets (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Siskin, 10+ Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, Kingfisher (Tony Brown); Bush Wood - 5 Goldcrest (2 singing birds), Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatches, Coal Tit (Wanstead Birders, Louis & Gosia)

Friday 10th January 2014Edit

  • Blackheath: 7 Fieldfares over SW 08:30 (Patrick English).
  • Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery: Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush (Phil Laurie)
  • Chiswick Park: Brambling over c13:30 (Louis Freeland-Haynes)
  • Crayford Marshes: m Marsh Harrier, Avocet, Spotted Redshank, 2 Rock Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, 160 Redshank, 1100 Dunlin, Curlew, 6 Ringed Plover (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin: Black Redstart female-type around lock & on waste ground to east at lunchtime, 7 Shelduck, 33 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail (John Archer).
  • Gunpowder Park: c130 Redwing, 15 Skylark (some singing), 10 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Martin Shepherd).
  • Hackney: f Blackcap in our gdn - second of winter, 3 Goldfinch - frequently seen in last five yrs but numbers have crashed this yr, 6 House Sparrow, Long-tailed Tit (Michael Rank).
  • Hyde Park: m Red-crested Pochard, 4 Shoveler 2pr, 3+ Common Gull (James Hudson)
  • Lewisham SE13 (Molesworth St): Peregrine flew fr roof of Shopping Centre to perch on office bldg 08:45 (Patrick English).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Firecrest along west boundary of court with Long-tailed_Tit flock, m Blackcap on Leyton Flats, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Lesser Redpoll over, Grey Wagtail, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Stock Dove, 105 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, Kingfisher (Stuart Fisher)
  • Little Britain Lake: Herons on nests (not counted on this short visit), c12 Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Red Kite; sadly a Badger in Old Mill Ln - roadkill (Roger Dewey)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bearded Tit calling fr reedbed, Bittern, Kingfisher (WWT website)
  • Marylebone: Robin singing on Bell St at 1830 (Matt Reed).
  • Mickleham Juniper Bottom: 11 Marsh Tit Bottom/Top - (some in song) (Steve Gale)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 6 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, Firecrest, 2 Chiffchaff (James Palmer)
  • Pinner: 2 Little Egrets over house at 09:00 (Richard Francis).
  • Regent's Park: Reed Bunting [site season-1st] Wetland Pen a32 (other observer fide b_e)
  • Richmond Park: Buzzard over Pond Slade at 11.20, 8 Red-crested Pochard (J.Wilczur).
  • St John's Wood: Herring Gull singing fr top of Grove End Crt apt block (Matt Reed).
  • Staines Reservoir: South basin - 2 Black-necked Grebe, m Smew; north basin - Slavonian Grebe, Mediterranean Gull (Jim Sweetland)
  • Trent Park: 44 Mandarin Duck 29m 15f lower lake 14:50hrs, f Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck 5m 7f, Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, Tawny Owl at roost, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest, Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, m Bullfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Stonechat (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - Common Sandpiper (KJMcmanus)
  • Wanstead Flats: Little Owl, Snipe, 20+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 24 Linnet, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe/John Whele)
  • Wanstead Park: Bush Wood - 2 Nuthatch inspecting old woodpecker holes, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Redwing, Fieldfare (Tim Harris/Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft); m Bullfinch Old Sewage Works (Bob Vaughan)
  • Wimbledon SW19 (Broadway): c150 Pied Wagtail (Andrew Kellett)

Thursday 9th January 2014Edit

  • Alexandra Park: c75 Redwing c60 feeding wet grassland at narrow west end of lower meadows & 15 more almost synchronously on slopes opp gdn centre 12.30hrs (Jonathan Cooke)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Geese, f Goldeneye, 240+ Tufted Duck, 25 Pochard, 2 Little Egret, Lapwing, 12+ Snipe (Roy Beddard)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine (imm m & ad f), 4 Golden Plover, c800 Dunlin, Little Egret, 6 Redwing, 32 Fieldfare (Kev Jarvis)
  • Golders Hill Park: Redwing in full phrase song nr top of tree nr orchard 3pm, also 3 Tawny Owl m&f very vocal same site plus another m maybe up by bandstand 5.15pm - 2m & f have been heard over several months (Jo Edwards)
  • Hackney Marshes: Firecrest in scrub next to red bridge at 11.30 (Alastair Dent)
  • Homerton Grove E9 6BX: 4 House Sparrow (TeRNS)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 3 Fieldfare, Jack Snipe, 4 Redpoll N, 20 Redwing W (Adam Salmon); also m Brambling in scrub by WWF Hide, Siskin, 2 Jack Snipe (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Regent's Park: m Sparrowhawk, Lesser Redpoll Leaf Yd Wd area 41 - brief visit (birdman_euston)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Water Pipit, 7 Little Egret (new site record), lots of Fieldfare, Common Snipe, 8 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Little Grebe (via Twitter #londonbirds); Buzzard (Charlie Farrell)
  • Staines Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe still present in NW cnr of south basin at midday (John Edwards)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c20 Redwing, c10 Fieldfare, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Rook, 3 Teal, 3 Mandarin, Chaffinch briefly in song (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 20+ Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, Redwing, c1000 gulls in roosts (Nick Croft/Tim Harris)
  • Wanstead Park: c150 Gadwall, 40 Pochard, 40+ Tufted Duck, 26 Mute Swan, Little Egret, 13 Lesser Redpoll, Sparrowhawk, Little Grebe, Goldcrest, Redwing (Nick Croft); Grey Wagtail (Louis & Gosia)

Wednesday 8th January 2014Edit

  • Charing Cross Hospital: Woodcock taken as prey by Peregrine Falcon (probably overnight - fresh head found this morning) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Claybury Park: 8 Lesser Redpolls, 3 Fieldfares, 20+ Redwings, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Jays, 3 Goldfinches, 6 Long-tailed Tits, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrushes (Alan Hobson). 
  • Crayford Marshes: Lesser Redpoll, Spotted Redshank, Corn Bunting, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3ad Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine, 3 Stonechat (Kev Jarvis & Steve Carter).
  • Epping Forest Visitors Centre: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 5+ Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 50+ Chaffinch (Simon Papps).
  • Ewell Hogsmill River: Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (Steve Gale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Redpoll amongst flock of Siskins in alders at edge of Sanctuary pond (Klemens Felder)
  • Heathrow Airport: f Smew, 2 Goldeneye pr, Redshank, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Adam Cheeseman)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Pintail, 114 Shoveler, c500 Woodpigeon N (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest where short path meets river (JW Davies)
  • Pool River Linear Park: 2 Bullfinch, Little Grebe, Water Rail, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail - total of 33spp (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Lapland Bunting W along river, White-fronted Goose still, Caspian Gull on Wennington (BirdGuides/RBA)
  • Regent's Park: f Sparrowhawk, 5 Goldcrest, 6 Siskin, 28 Redwing (birdman_euston)
  • Staines Moor: c170 Black-headed Gulls over at dusk, 14 Meadow Pipit, 5 Little Egret, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Skylark, Buzzard (Keith Kerr).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Green Sandpiper, Snipe, c70 Lapwing, 4 Tree Sparrow, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Filter Beds: 8 Great Black-backed Gull (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: front paddock - 2 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush; back paddock - Common Gull (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: no 5 - Goosander m, 4 Shelduck, Grey Wagtail (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: c850 gulls incl c550 Common Gulls and c250 Black-headed Gulls, also 2 Great Black-backed Gulls but no sign of Kittiwake to 8:45, Chiffchaff, Snipe (Tim Harris, Josh Selfe); 30+ Linnet, 25 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Reed Bunting, 10+ Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 41 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, f Pochard, 10+ Tufted Duck, 5 Skylark, 6-12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff (2nd bird), 150 Common Gull on western flats (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Firecrest Warren Wd, Kingfisher (Christian Morris)

Tuesday 7th January 2014Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: Peregrine over dam 11.15 (Andrew Self).
  • Canary Wharf: Little Grebe in west dock/south quay west (Nick Croft).
  • Clapham Old Town: Peregrine over Cock Pond 16.00 (Tom Gillard).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit, 420 Dunlin, c400 Lapwing, 12 Redwing (Kev Jarvis).
  • Dartford Marshes: Avocet, Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, Stonechat, 20 Fieldfare (Conrad Ellam).
  • Harefield HA4 (Breakspear Rd): Red Kite low over field; 30 minutes or so later same or another low beside A40 in same general area (Neil Anderson).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: Tawny Owl, Little Owl, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 168 Greylag Goose, 30 Egyptian Goose, c350 Black-headed Gull, 11 Shoveler, 95 Tufted Duck, 17 Pochard, 5 Stock Dove (Charlie Farrell)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: Mistle Thrush singing, Song Thrush singing, c12 Redwing, Green Woodpecker (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: Brambling (WWT website)
  • Northaw Great Wood: 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Clive Herbert).
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Buzzard circling over fish ponds putting up c100 gulls before drifting W, Snipe, 20+ Redwing, Fieldfare (Neil Anderson).
  • Redbridge Lakes: incl adj cricket pitch - 2 Snipe, 50+ Common Gulls (Alan Hobson).
  • Staines Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe [Ldn winter-1st] on north basin (Birdguides).
  • Wanstead Flats: extremely knackered Kittiwake in with gull roost west of Alex (NC/BV/SF), 500+ Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 10+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10+ Herring Gull, 30+ Linnet, 20+ Lesser Redpoll, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 10 Redwing (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Stuart Fisher). pics here
  • Wanstead Park: Mealy Redpoll type with 6 Lesser Redpoll (east of Shoulder of Mutton in Birches) (Bob Vaughan).

Monday 6th January 2014Edit

  • Bow Creek/East India Dock Basin: 6 Shelduck, 11 Tufted Duck, 30 Teal, 7 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4ad Yellow-legged Gull, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Curlew, 8 Redwing, 46 Fieldfare (Kev Jarvis).
  • Gallions Reach: 39 Teal, 4 Gadwall, Lapwing, Curlew, 20 Redshank (James Palmer)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: Goldcrest, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2pr (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Jack Snipe, 40 Redwing, Rock Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Fieldfare, 120 Teal (Adam Salmon).
  • Meath Gardens: singing Mistle Thrush, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Harry Harrison) TQ35698278
  • Oxleas Woods: Harris Hawk 9.50 (John Reid)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 White-fronted Goose still on Purfleet Scrape (Birdguides)
  • Snaresbrook/Leyton Flats: Kingfisher, 6 Shoveler, 12 Redwing, 3 Gadwall, singing Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest; Muntjac Leyton Flats (Stuart Fisher)
  • Trent Park: Firecrest Rough Lot nr obelisk, Tawny Owl at roost, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 10 Lesser Redpoll feeding in birch Nature Trail, f Bullfinch (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow: f Blackcap in gdn (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: 40+ Linnet, 14 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Skylark, Snipe, Great Black-backed Gull, 10+ Redwing, Fieldfare, 50+ Gadwall, 13 Shoveler, 4 Pochard (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 150+ Gadwall, Little Grebe, Goldcrest, 20+ Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 25+ Redwing (Charlie Farrell)

Sunday 5th January 2014Edit

  • Bexleyheath: The Warren Midhurst Hill - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Ralph Todd)
  • Broadwater Lake River Colne: 7 Goosander 6m 1f, 15 Goldeneye, c1000 Tufted Duck, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Michael Robinson)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Kingfisher, Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 61 Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Curlew, c700 Dunlin, 54 Redshank (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness: Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull 3w, 5 Curlew, 21 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 2 Peregrine, 4 Cetti's Warbler singing, 3 Chiffchaff, 2+ Fieldfare, Grey Seal (John Archer).
  • Epping Forest, Visitors Centre: 3 Brambling m 2f with c70 Chaffinch at 1010 feeding on beechmast (Martin Shepherd).
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 3 red-head Smew on Mercer's Lake view fr Aqua Sports Centre (Steve Gale)
  • King George V Reservoir: Great Northern Diver north end of north basin, 40 Goldfinch, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk & zero meadow_pipits & zero l1nnets - sprayed off margin of reservoir & cleaned out inside bank (Harry, Stuart, Andrew, Helen) GND finder's full name pls ?
  • London Wetland Centre: 108 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 35 Wigeon, Bittern, 121 Black-headed Gull, 5 Redwing, Blackcap (WWT website); 4 Jack Snipe, 12 Snipe, 62 Lapwing (R.Kaye); 2 Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Honey)
  • Loughton Camp: nearby Sandpit Plain - roosting Tawny Owl at 1100 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Mayesbrook Park: Chiffchaff in trees at rear of smaller lake (Geoff Harding)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest at 11.30am feeding in evergreen trees by river bank path opp pathway which cuts across wooded area (David Chapman)
  • Oxleas Woods: Little Owl and Tawny Owl calling early am, also Harris Hawk being mobbed by Crows and Parakeets 8.45-8.50 then flew W & back again 11.25 & 12.00 (John Reid) 
  • Richmond Park: 19 Egyptian Geese, 151 Gadwall, 39 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 12 Red-crested Pochard, Little Egret (brook), Grey Wagtail, 14 Fieldfare over, 3 Redwing, Stonechat 1w (Neil Anderson); 5 Lesser Redpoll P Charles' Spinney (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipits with Mipits & P Wags at southern end of Moor (S. Perfect); Kestrel, 3 Little Egret, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Skylark, 2 Stonechat (Richard Woolley).
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, drake Scaup, ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Redshank; red-head Smew reported (S. Perfect)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Kestrel, Water Rail, Green Sandpiper, Raven, Chiffchaff (P Kite)
  • Tarn Park Eltham: 18+ Redwing, Sparrowhawk mobbed by Crows (Peter Charles)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c60 Redwing, c20 Fieldfare, Kestrel, 2m Bullfinch, 3 drake Mandarin, 7 Teal (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Fieldfare and Redwings in Paddock at front of Riding School (S Huckle)
  • Wandsworth Common: Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 5 Shoveler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Stock Dove (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: probable Mealy Redpoll and 17 Lesser Redpoll, 40+ Linnet, Little Owl, Kestrel (Dan Hennessey, Richard Rae, Bob Vaughan, Tim Harris)
  • Wanstead Park: m Wigeon, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, many Redwing (Wanstead Collective)

Saturday 4th January 2014Edit

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Tawny Owl, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming, Goldcrest, 7 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch (TeRNS)
  • Crayford Marshes: Short-eared Owl, Spotted Redshank, 2ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Curlew, 600 Dunlin (Kev Jarvis).
  • Ewell KT17 3HG (Banstead Rd): Peregrine low NW over LA Fitness c13:00 (Neil Batten).
  • Hornchurch CP: Little Egret, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Richard Harrison).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, 2 Jack Snipe, 13 Snipe, continental Song Thrush (R.Kaye)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Shoveler 1w, 6 Meadow Pipit, 60+ Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Mealy Redpoll (noticeably larger obvious greyish tones whiter wing bars) and 12 Lesser Redpoll and 7 Goldfinch all feeding in birch & latter two sp briefly on goldenrod (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose (RSPB blog)
  • Richmond: Robin nest-building in neighbour's gdn (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Tower Hamlets E3 (Antill Rd): 2 Blackcap m&f in back gdn (Harry Harrison)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - Peregrine over early pm (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Skylarks, 45 Linnet (east of Centre Rd) (Tim Harris)
  • Wanstead Park: Firecrest, 2 Treecreeper, 100+ Redwing, Sparrowhawk (Bush Wood) (Tim Harris)

Friday 3rd January 2014Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 18 Common Snipe, Lapwing; LBB Gull white ring left leg / red 6YH - an annual visitor since 2011 (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin drake on R Ravensbourne (John Archer); f Kingfisher, 7 Redwing W (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 25 Skylark, 90 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing, 600+ Linnet (Steve Gale)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Corn Bunting, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (ad & 2 2nd-w), 2 Peregrine pr, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Rock Pipit, Curlew (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 8+ Shelduck, 69 Teal, 35 Tufted Duck, Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail (John Archer).
  • Finsbury Park: 60 Redwing (James Palmer)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern (main lake), Jack Snipe (marsh), 60 Redwing and 32 Fieldfare over in all directions some feeding, Kingfisher (Adam Salmon).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 6 Mandarin, 47 Red-crested Pochard, Kestrel 1st-w m Barrow Hill Res area 48 nest box - last yr vacant till Apr (birdman_euston)
  • Roding Valley Lake: Yellow-legged Gull (ad on flooded playing field adj to Avondale Dr at 2.45pm), 10+ Herring Gull, 25+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 200+ Common Gull, 1000+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 10+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 9 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon (Simon Papps).
  • Shepperton: 2 Rooks feeding in field by A244 at Shepperton Swan_Sanctuary nr Walton Bridge - never seen them round these parts before (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit by R Colne, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail (Jim and Tony Sweetland)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup m and Slavonian Grebe on North Basin; Great Northern Diver and Black-necked Grebe on South Basin (Clive Herbert, John Colmans & Ros Wenham)
  • Wanstead Flats: west of Centre Rd - 35 Linnet, 14 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Reed Bunting, 10 Skylark, Kestrel, 60+ Redwing, 10+ Fieldfare, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy/Steve Thorpe)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 2 singing Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, 100+ Redwing, Goldcrest (Nick Croft)

Thursday 2nd January 2014Edit

  • Banstead Downs: 2 Firecrest 300m west of golf club house along public footpath (Steve Gale)
  • Crayford Marshes: Ruff, 3ad Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper, 26 Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, Peregrine (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness: Greenshank, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 19 Shelduck, 27 Teal, 29 Tufted Duck, 10 Grey Heron, 24 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare W, 2 Linnet S (John Archer & Nick Tanner).
  • Forest Hill SE23 (Witney Path): 30 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Stock Dove, 2 Nuthatch (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Yellow-legged Gull ad on mud by O2 (John Archer).
  • Hackney Marshes: f Goldeneye on Lea south of golf course (David Miller)
  • Hampstead Heath: 17 Mandarin Duck (Stock Pond), Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 50+ Redwing, 100+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 120+ Woodpigeon, 40+ Jackdaw (Kenwood), Tufted Duck, Mallard, Cormorant, Goldfinch, Wren, Black-headed Gull incl 3 already in near-breeding plumage, Grey Heron (Matthew Cunningham)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe (Grazing Marsh), m Blackcap, Goldcrest, 40+ Redwing on site, 2 Pintail (Matt Palmer); Bittern flew into reedbed fr main lake,  Kingfisher, 120+ Redwing (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest in Holm Oak nr river & central path 11am (Gavin Whyte)
  • Mile End Park: singing Song Thrush (Harry Harrison)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Kingfisher, 30 Redwing on Smith's Farm flooded scrape pm (Martin Smith)
  • Pool River Linear Park: 2 Bullfinch m f, Kingfisher, Little Grebe (in summer plumage), Stock Dove (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: m Shelduck season-1st areas 8&36, 2 Teal, 45 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe pr nest-prospecting, 180 Woodpigeon S 0830, Green Woodpecker yaffling, Jackdaw NE 1250 - scarce here, Chiffchaff in subsong Leaf Yard Wd a41, f Blackcap QM Gdns a17, c40 Redwing (birdman_euston)
  • Richmond Park: c50 Siskin Upper Pen Pond anglers enclosure, Stonechat ditch down from Dans Pond, c15 Lesser Redpoll in Prince Charles Spinney (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Patty Pools - f Stonechat (Martin Shepherd).
  • Snaresbrook/Leyton Flats: 4 Lesser Redpoll, Kingfisher, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldcrest, 40 Redwing, Song Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 72 Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, 250+ Woodpigeon (Stuart Fisher)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat (Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe and Scaup on south basin pm (Jim Sweetland)
  • Trent Park: Firecrest (Rough Lot), 2 Tawny Owl pr at roost, Woodcock, 5 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper incl one singing, 7 Lesser Redpoll (Nature Trail), m Bullfinch (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Leyton Marsh - 4 Chiffchaff at back of Pitch & Putt by R Lea (David Miller)
  • Wanstead Park: Treecreeper, Firecrest (Bush Wood) (Jono Lethbridge)

Wednesday 1st January 2014Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 24 Snipe, Lapwing before rain stopped play (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cowley, Uxbridge: 3 Blackcaps 2m in gdn am (Roger Morton)
  • Crayford Marshes: m Marsh Harrier, Ruff, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit, 45 Golden Plover, Peregrine, Chiffchaff, Stonechat (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness: Kittiwake juv lingering mid-aft off golf centre around moored red freighter which it had followed upriver, Caspian_Gull or more probably a hybrid adult off Crossness Engines mid-aft, Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull 3w (John Archer).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5 Little Grebe, 4 Gadwall 2pr, Redwing, Pheasant (Ralph & Brenda Todd)
  • Gunnersbury Park: juv Common Gull, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Jay, Nuthatch, 10+ Redwing, 5+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 9 Shoveler (V Williamson, R Woolley).
  • Islington N19 (Foxham Rd): 20 Redwing (Alastair Rae)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh: drake Smew, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Friday Lake: 3 red-head Smew (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake (Bittern_Watchpoint): Bittern crossed central channel at 11am, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, Sparrowhawk (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe on grazing marsh north of PeacockTower showing on & off 1pm-3pm at least (Roger Unite).
  • Margravine Cemetery: 5 Greenfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 3 Redwing, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 5 Snipe, 14 Pied Wagtail, c20 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch pr (Neil Anderson)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 White-fronted Goose, c45 Kittiwake behind fishing boat, Bearded Tits h, Chiffchaff singing (RSPB blog)
  • Swanley Park: Mute Swan (injured released bird but flying), 10 Fieldfare (Andy Meaton)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Teal, Little Egret, 2 Buzzard together before rain, 46 Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove pr, 2 Skylark, 130+ Redwing, 45+ Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2 House Sparrow (my first record here), c25 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Victoria Park: Firecrest and 2 Goldcrests together (Harry Harrison)
  • Wanstead Flats: 39 Linnet, 10 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Reed Bunting, Snipe, 50+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 13 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, 40 Gadwall, 10+ Shoveler, 10+ Tufted Duck, Egyptian Goose (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Woodcock, 357 Gadwall, 50+ Pochard, 10+ Shoveler, 4 Teal, 80+ Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 6 Siskin, 7 Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 200+ Redwing, Kingfisher - 61 sp for the day down 2 on last yr (Wanstead Birders)

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