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Saturday 31st January 2015 Edit

  • Beddington SF: Iceland Gull 2w, Caspian Gull 1w & 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Surrey website)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: Drake Smew on South Lake later flew to Princes Lake on other side of Clockhouse, 2 Bitterns (W.Marks as per Susy Jones, Bedfont CP Ranger)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail N marsh, 21 Snipe Heron_Hide, 3 Water Rail, Redwing (Andrew Verrall, John Gravatt)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Water Rail, 6 Little Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff one of which appeared noticeably more drab than the other so might be the Siberian bird but it was raining & visibility was poor & neither bird was calling (Conrad Ellam)
  • Fulham Reach: (Thames) 62 Teal, 22 Mallard, 31 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 3 Moorhen, 72 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 7+ House Sparrow - (inner London) 24 House Sparrow (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Greenford UB6: At 16:25 on my garden feeders a pure white headed Long Tailed Tit possibly N. Europe caudatus along with half a dozen other Long Tailed tits. Head showed no grey but was unable to get a photograph before all the Tits disappeared. (Martin Smith)
  • Headstone Moat: 15 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Goldfinch & 2 Goldcrest (Jon Ridge).
  • Holland Park: (North Lawn) c30 Redwing (first flock this winter) (David Jeffreys)
  • Joydens Wood: 14 Lesser Redpoll (Conrad Ellam)
  • Kensington Gardens: male Scaup 1w still on Round Pond (BirdGuides).
  • Lewisham Park: 15 Redwing (David Capper)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Bittern N shore Main Lake at times displaying (agitated), 1 Water Rail below Peacock (several others heard), Cetti's Warbler (heard), 2 Stonechat m f, 2 Redwing W, 7 Fieldfare NW, 7 Common Snipe (Martin Honey)
  • North Finchley: male Blackcap in garden (John Colmans)
  • Pinner (West End Avenue): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 6 Snipe, 93 Redwing, 38 Fieldfare, 5 Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 8 Goldfinch & 92 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Priest Hill, Ewell: 34 Skylark W, 20 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat (Steve Gale)
  • Ravensbury Park: Siberian Chiffchaff still 0900 (BirdGuides) TQ269678
  • River Lee Country Park: 2 Little Egret, 1 Smew, 6 Goosander, 1 Redwing, 1 Water Rail, 1 Peregrine Falcon and 2 Water Vole. (Roy Woodward, Shailesh Patel and London Bird Club members)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret, pr Teal, Kestrel, Song Thrush (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Bittern, 24 Snipe, Barn Owl, 15 Yellowhammer late-pm (Graham White via Twitter)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 7 Tufted Duck, 5-6 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, singing Song and Mistle Thrushes, 2+ Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): male Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, singing Song Thrush (Ian Stewart).
  • Southwark: 2 Yellow-legged Gull under Southwark Bridge (Twitter)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Water Pipit, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Buzzard, 2 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, Stonechat, 2 Little Egret (Ian Strickland); Jack Snipe (BirdGuides)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 4 Pochard, 2 Water Rail, c270 Black-headed Gull, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2+ Bearded Tit, Little Egret, 30 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, Turnstone, 30 Stock Dove & 3 Rock Pipit (Andrew Self)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark, 25 Linnet, 2 Fieldfare, 8 Mistle Thrush, 12 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, f Pochard, Kestrel, Goldcrest (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 215+ Gadwall, 23 Shoveler, Pochard, 14 Redwing, Goldcrest (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 4 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 1 Red Kite, 2 Gadwall, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Heron (Thomas Gibson)

Friday 30th January 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: drake Smew fr gladwin hide, drake Goldeneye, Marsh Tit, 6 Siskin, Great Black-backed Gull. (S Blake/B Fagan)
  • Beddington SF: 2 Mediterranean Gull (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: 2 Nuthatch pr exploring holes in tree (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cheam: Little Egret over St Dunstan's Hill toward Nonsuch Pk 1425 (Sutton Area Birds Twitter)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 1 Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove (Neil Batten)
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 6 Siskin, 11 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe (John Colmans)
  • Headstone Moat: male Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit & 2 Goldcrest (Jon Ridge).
  • Heathrow Airport: 2 Smew, 4 Goldeneye. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Glaucous Gull 2w again briefly 1625 then W (BirdGuides)
  • Kensington Gardens: Round Pond m Scaup still at 11:30am, 61 Egyptian Geese, Chiffchaff (Michael Mac); also Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 5 singing Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch (Des McKenzie via Twitter); 14 Redwing feeding just west of leaf yard some singing (Regent's Pk Birds blog)
  • Leatherhead: 5 Goosander 4m f on R Mole upstream (David Stubbs via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 3 Bittern main lake north shore, 4 Fieldfare W, 2 Redpoll (WWT website)
  • Rainham Marshes: 4 Great Crested Grebes (river), Avocet (Aveley Bay), Jack Snipe (saltings), 5 Common Snipe (saltings), 4 Caspian Gulls (1w Wennington 1w & two 2w near stone barges), 8 Yellow-legged Gulls (including ad 2w & 3w Wennington), Rock Pipit, Cetti's Warbler (Dominic Mitchell) first-winter Caspian pic here
  • Ravensbury Park: Siberian Chiffchaff by the lake 10:00 (Colin Manville) TQ2698367852
  • Redbridge Lakes and Roding Valley Park (Woodford Bridge): Little Egret, Snipe, Jay, 6 Goldfinches, Common Gull (Alan Hobson).
  • Rickmansworth: 7 Siskin gdn yr-1st (Alan Howarth via Herts BC)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2pr (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Russia Dock Woodland: 1 Common Chiffchaff (John Cadera)
  • St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self); Kingfisher showing well at the eastern end of the Lake at 14:15 atop a most favoured perch at the inlet behind the fountain (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 2 male Blackcaps briefly in Hawthorn together - possibly another 2 on top of the one present since 20th (Ian Stewart).
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 2 Fieldfare, 80+ Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Southwark Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Egyptian Goose (John Cadera)
  • Staines Moor: Short-eared Owl and 4 Water Pipit mid-pm (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup, 2 Great Northern Diver (together south basin), 2 Black-necked Grebe (Surrey BC)
  • Stave Hill Ecological Park: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 10+ Goldfinch (John Cadera)
  • Stocker's Lake: 14 Goldeneye, m Goosander, 2 Little Egret (Geoff Lapworth et al via Herts BC)
  • Swanley Park: 5 Shoveler, 2 Coot ....and a Badger, first sighting for 3 years ! (Andy Meaton)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Water Rail main GP, 15+ Tree Sparrow Ty'r Fm (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: 11 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 24 Linnet, 2 singing Chaffinch, m Reed Bunting, 4 Mistle Thrush, 8+ singing Song Thrush, 12 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, Kestrel (Nick Croft)

Thursday 29th January 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: m Smew still fr gladwin hide 1225 (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir (N Marsh): m Pintail, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Pochard, 36+ Teal, 14 Shoveler 7pr - lunchtime (Davey Leach).
  • Chislehurst BR7 (Beaverwood/Kemnal Wood): Canada Geese heard, Mallard, Kestrel, 6+ Goldcrest, Jay (Ian Stewart).
  • Ealing (W13): male Blackcap again in garden. Bird is un-ringed so a different individual to the three trapped & ringed here at the end of last year. (Bill Haines)
  • Ewell Village: 192 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Redwing (Neil Batten)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w still Round Pond (BirdGuides); present 1200, 4 Redwing, Tawny Owl (Peter Charles & Keith Cutting)
  • Leytonstone: Blackcap m in back garden (male in same spot 3 successive Januaries) (G Sutton)
  • London Wetland Centre: 418 Canada Goose, 3 Pintail, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 14 Mandarin, 2 Bittern, Peregrine plucking Feral Pigeon, influx of argentatus Herring Gulls, fem Pheasant, 68 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 2 Stonechat (R.Kaye)
  • Lower Morden: Pyl Brook - Kingfisher, Little Egret (Bob Smith).
  • Margravine Cemetery: m Blackcap, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 2f Great Spotted Woodpecker still chasing each other (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl (Bob Smith).
  • Mayflower Park: Water Rail (Bob Smith).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 9 Snipe, 43 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 179 Redwing, 35 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, 160 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 12 Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit & 3 Coal Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • St James's Park: Great Black-backed Gull (James Palmer); drake Ruddy Duck (James Hudson).
  • Shenley: 105 Lapwing, 200+ Fieldfare in fields behind Manor Lodge School (Andrew Haynes).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): male Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jackdaw (Ian Stewart).
  • Stanstead Abbotts: Marsh Harrier over Amwell Ln/Station Rd jn toward Amwell GP 1430 (Simon West via Herts BC).
  • The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City): m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flew fr private gdn to Reserve (Pete Oakenfull via Herts BC)
  • Waltham Abbey - Old Shire Lane: Barn Owl hunting along hedge line & around trees c7.40pm (Nigel May).
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook Green Lane (Bob Smith).

Wednesday 28th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 23 Redwing (lower slopes), Stock Dove (pitch 'n' putt course), Little Grebe and 2 drake Shoveler (boating pond) (Dominic Mitchell).
  • Amwell GP: 2 Smew m&f still nr gladwin hide (BirdGuides)
  • Barbican: Peregrine stooping (Dan Fletcher via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 19 Common Snipe. (Steve Blake) note Neasden Rec records
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Kingfisher, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ealing (W13): male Blackcap again in garden (3rd consecutive day). (Bill Haines)
  • Ilford Garden: F Blackcap regular visitor to feeders all week (Barbara Miller)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (Tom Moulton)
  • Little Britain Lake area, Cowley: 1 Little Egret, 1m Bullfinch, Lesser Black-backed Gull. (Roger Dewey)
  • London Wetland Centre: 278 Teal, 3 Pintail, 67 Lapwing, 224 Black-headed Gull (WWT website)
  • Neasden Rec Ground (Brent Reservoir (S Bank by A406): f Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler (1st of year) seen in Reedbed, m Teal, Little Grebe, f Kestrel over A406. (Davey Leach)
  • Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth: 2 Little Egret, 5 Redwing (Ben & Derek Norcott via Herts BC)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 4 ad Mute Swan, 22 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Tufted Duck, 34+ Moorhen, 10+ Redwing, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap for 9th day, Peregrine, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart).
  • Southfields (SW18): 1m Blackcap at my garden bird feeder for the first time this winter (Martin Honey)
  • Stocker's Lake: 3 Red-crested Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, Little Egret, Great Black-backed Gull (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Tate Modern: 2 Peregrine on chimney - the 1st obs'd in a few mos' looking (Dan Fletcher via Twitter)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest at 1310 south of Monument Glade in holly at top of steps en route to 'children's classroom' (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: drake Teal, Woodcock, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker female, 25 Lesser Redpoll (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: up to 10 Skylark, Pied Wagtail, 19 Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 6 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 12+ Tufted Duck, 2 Stock Dove, large immature hawk through scattering the gulls (probably large female Sparrowhawk) (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead: Nightingale Lane regular m Blackcap on feeder & singing last 2 days.(G.Gram)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook (Bob Smith)

Tuesday 27th January 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: 2 Smew m&f fr gladwin hide (Maureen Lead/Gordon Cox via Herts BC); no sign Barn Owl eve (Ron Cousins via Twitter)
  • Beckton/Roding Outfall LT: 700+ Black-headed Gull, 34 Gadwall, 1 Lapwing, 35 Redshank, 13 Shelduck, 11 Shoveler, 260 Teal, also Chiffchaff and 13 Linnet (Peter Beckenham)
  • Belhus Woods CP: 67 Wigeon, 16 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 39 Shoveler, 30 Pochard, 49 Tufted Duck, 4 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, 3 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Black Park: 22 Mandarin Duck (C Lamsdell)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail, 290 Tufted Duck, 32 Pochard, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 26 Common Snipe, Water Rail (Roy Beddard).
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton).
  • Hackney: 1 Blackcap in private gardens near St John's at Hackney churchyard (Tom Stuart).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Greenfinch singing, Goldfinch singing (Ralph Hancock blog)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: imm Glaucous Gull [presumed 2w] 1625-1640 then W (Dave Harris via Twitter)
  • King's Meads nr Hertford: 40 Wigeon, 3 Water Rail, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Knott via Herts BC); Red Kite, 5 Common Snipe, Kingfisher (Christopher Benton via Herts BC)
  • Oakley Square (TQ293834): 1 Long-tailed Tit with 2 Blue Tits (Colin Brooks)
  • Peckham: pr Sparrowhawk courting above Ctr for Wildlife Gardening (Twitter)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 7 Snipe, 3 Shoveler (two drakes), Kestrel, 2 Rook, 2 Jay, 52 Jackdaw, 35 Fieldfare, 110 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 32 Meadow Pipit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker & 9 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler still in lawn field with Stonechats (BirdGuides)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher showing well this morning and drake Ruddy Duck in situ (Frank Nugent) 
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest, Lesser Redpoll over, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, 2 singing Song Thrush early am (Stuart Fisher).
  • Staines Moor: Dartford Warbler still (west of Colne by northern-most log bench but ranging widely - associating with Stonechats), 5+ Water Pipit (mainly along the Colne), 3 Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Common Snipe, 9 Stonechat, 2 Little Egret, Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, Water Rail (Colne in reeds by northern footbridge), 7 Fieldfare, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe (site record), 24+ Meadow Pipit, 4+ Skylark, 3 Kestrel, 2 Egyptian Goose over SE (Lee Dingain).
  • Sutcliffe Park: 8 Redwing, 19+ Song Thrush, 11 Blackbird, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stock Dove, Little Egret, f Pochard (P Kite).
  • Tyttenhanger Farm: Yellowhammer (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 11+ Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush incl one singing, 15 Yellowhammer, 7+ Reed Bunting (Robert Callf/Robin White).
  • Wallington: Little Egret beside R Wandle fr Guy Rd c1230 (Michael Sell via Twitter) TQ300652
  • Wanstead Flats: 30+ Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting, 7 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 12 Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose, Stock Dove, Common Snipe (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 15+ Chaffinch, 2 Goldcrest, 48 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 5+ Stock Dove (Nick Croft).
  • Wimbledon Common: 5 Common Snipe, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Shoveler, 1 Tawny Owl (David Wills).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 black necked grebes, 1 water pipit, 1 male ruddy duck, 1 pair goldeneye seen mating, 1 male scaup (observer?)

Monday 26th January 2015 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 21 Common Snipe, 2 Water Rail, Greylag Goose. (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Pheasant, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 42 Yellowhammer 40 Bog Field & 2 Infront George Field - cf 5 last winter (David Campbell via CFBW BG twitter & website)
  • Crossness: 200 Dunlin, 100 Lapwing, 50 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Peregrine, Stonechat f, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Common Seal (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hackney Wick: Lion Works- Black Redstart brief subsong (G.Harding)
  • Kentish Town: 3 Blackcaps 2m back garden in Arctic Street mid-am (Pete Mantle)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch (Rich Petley)
  • North Finchley: Sparrowhawk (John Colmans)
  • Roding Valley Park: pr Teal, Kestrel vigorously chased by Black-headed Gull (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher this morning (Frank Nugent).
  • Shadwell: Sparrowhawk f W over DLR station 13 15:00 (John Archer)
  • Swanley Park: Tawny Owl 2am (Andy Meaton)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Firecrest still showing intermittently well in n/w corner of Monument Glade 1.15, also 5+ Goldcrest (Bob Watts and Alan Hobson)
  • Trent Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker female, 2 Teal pr lower lake (Robin White per RM Callf).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Common Snipe (Robin White per RM Callf)
  • Woodford Green: 9 Lesser Redpoll briefly (highest winter count so far), 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, and Common Buzzard interacting with male Sprawk at 16.25pm (Ken Murray) Where was this please? [Daniel Whitelegg]
  • Wapping Canal: Shoveler drake by Tobacco Dock - almost certainly the first site record (John Archer)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: ad Mediterranean Gull on football pitches c1230 (Des McKenzie via Twitter)

Sunday 25th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: no sign of Smew, 6+ Redwing deer enclosures, 2m Shoveler Boating Lake (Bob Watts); 75 Redwing on S edge of golf course 15.30hrs (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail, 130+ Teal, 300+ Tufted Duck, 33 Pochard, 3 Water Rail, 19 Snipe, Common Buzzard (Roy Beddard, Peter Casselton, Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, 2 Kingfisher, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Kingfisher, 3 Treecreeper (Barbara & Jarek Francik)
  • Cheshunt: 3 Water Rail, m Goldeneye, f Goosander, 200+ Wigeon, Little Egret, (Bittern reported from hide), 8 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing (Stuart Fisher/Nick Croft)
  • Dulwich Upper Wood: Firecrest with long-tailed tits 3pm northern edge of reserve in holly just down from BTC store & with flats with green panels behind to left (Jo East)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff around usual islands, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap m, Kingfisher (P Kite)
  • Greenford UB6: f Blackcap in my garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Water Rail (1 at Highgate 1 Pond feeding not more than 6 feet away from the platform nearest the Mens Pond am & 1 showing at the Bird Bridge at 11:30), 6 Redwing at Millfield Gate, Kingfisher at Sanctuary & Mixed Ponds (Frank Nugent).
  • Highams Park: Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker; pr Goosander seen here on 12th Jan by Jeff (sorry, didn't get surname) who had some great pics of them. (Joe Dickens)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: f Goldeneye, 2 Raven E across north end of reserve at 11.40am then SW (Tony Blake-Herts website)
  • Hilly Fields: 3 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Jay, Song Thrush (Tom Moulton/Phil Laurie et al)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: f Goldeneye, rh Smew Mercer's Lk then WC1 Lagoon, 2 Little Egret (Ian Kehl/Gordon Hay via HSP blog)
  • Lewisham: Peregrine flying around Citibank Tower (Sue Gore)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Shelduck, 3 Pintail, Pheasant, 2 Stonechat, Redwing, Fieldfare (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming/chasing/pr mating), Coal Tit, 4 Greenfinch, Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mickleham: no sign Hawfinches at Juniper Bottom but Tawny Owl, Marsh Tit, Bullfinch (Twitter)
  • Osterley Park: 2 Common Gull, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 53+ Jackdaw, Little Grebe, Little Owl, 3 Mandarin, 9 Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, 31+ Redwing, 5+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 7 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Regent's Park: f Kestrel and 2 Fieldfare playing fields (RPBirders)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck, 4 Water Rail, 2 Raven over meadow (Graham White via Twitter); Bittern fr tern_hide, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch (RSPB blog)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Teal, 2 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, Snipe, Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Linnet, m Bullfinch (Twitter)
  • Staines Moor: 4 Snipe and Short-eared Owl 0730 (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 7 Woodcock, 3 Jack Snipe, 23 Snipe and 1 Little Owl after dark (Lee Dingain) Roughly whereabouts are the Jack Snipe being seen, please. Cheers. [AC] Range widely - last night 1 on the pool on the west side (just south of the hawthorns), 1 on the bank of the Colne (by the southern footbridge) & one simply flushed from the grass on east side [Lee Dingain]. record of Woodcock
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 13 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, 2 Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 45+ Lapwing, 16 Snipe, Jack Snipe, Kingfisher, 2 Redwing, pr Nuthatch, 2 Reed Bunting, Rook, Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Tooting Commons: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Redwing (Nick Rutter) Hi Nick, the LSW is a very significant record for Tooting Common. Can you please supply as many details as possible for this sighting? Thank you [James Hudson, Tooting Heritage Project] James - of course. Email your contact details to me at nick.rutter[at]btinternet.com & I'll send you the details [Nick Rutter]
  • Tottenham Marshes: pr Stonechat near allotments, Peregrine on gasometer (Stuart Fisher)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Woodcock, Treecreeper, c25 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, 9 Teal (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 imm male Scaup (East Warwick), pr Goosander and 3 Goldeneye (Lockwood) (Stuart Fisher); adult Scaup still on Lockwood, Mediterranean Gull N over No 4 (different bird to yesterday), Wigeon No 5 all (per Pete Lambert); 4 Goldeneye on No 5 (David Bradshaw).
  • Wanstead Flats: 14 Meadow Pipit, 12 Linnet, 30+ Gadwall, 5 Pochard (Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: Tawny Owl heard calling 07:00 Bush Wood (Josh Selfe); Blackcap (Bob Vaughan)
  • Waterworks NR: 2 Kingfisher (GH via WB blog)
  • Wembley: Common Buzzard over gardens near Fryent CP (Joe Taylor)
  • Woodford Green: 4 Lesser Redpoll, male Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret flyover and Goldcrest (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Redwing, 1 fem/juv Reed Bunting, 2+ yaffling Green Woodpecker (Charlie Farrell); 1 male Stonechat, 5-10 possibly more Meadow Pipits, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Herring Gull (Andy Cameron).
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 9 Teal, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 11 Snipe, 102 Common Gull, pr Little Owl, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 24th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Smew adult female on Tunnel Res 11am at least (appears to be a different bird to last winters), also 20+ Redwing mostly near Rose Garden (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 20+ Shoveler, 50+ Teal, poss Garganey on main lake, 10+ Common Snipe, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 1+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart).
  • Braeburn Park, Crayford: Woodcock am, Kestrel, 2 Redwing (Peter Beckenham)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail, Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Geese, 35 Pochard, 308 Tufted Duck, 3 Water Rail, 17 Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Roy Beddard, Andrew Haynes, Andrew Verrall).
  • Broxbourne Woods - Hoddesdon Park Wood: Woodcock, 140+ Redwing through treetops (Ken & Linda Smith via Herts BC)
  • Connaught Waters: Puna Teal, c10 Mandarins (Jean-Patrick Elmes)
  • Eaton Park Road, N13: Red Kite drifted N at 12:20 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Fulham Reach: 42 House Sparrow (19 inner London) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Bullfinch in a Birch near Bird Bridge, Kingfisher at Highgate 1 Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Holmethorpe SPs: f Goldeneye still, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler still (Gordon Hay via HSP blog)
  • Home Park, Hampton Court: 2ad Mediterranean Gulls still present one with a red ring on right leg, 5 Mistle Thrush. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Lee Valley CP: Bittern, Water Rail at Bittern_watchpoint, 50 Lapwing, 10 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 10 Wigeon, 3 Goosander, 2 Egyptian Goose (Jon Agar); 2 Little Egret, red-head Smew, c120 Wigeon, 4 Buzzard, pr Peregrine, 2 Water Rail, 160+ Lapwing, 3 Cetti's Warbler singing, m Bullfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Lewisham Park: 12 Redwing (David Capper)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Bittern, 1 Water Rail (disturbed by one of the Bittern), 2 Pintail m f, 2 Stonechat m f, 1f Pheasant, Peregrine m&f on Ch. X. Hosp. (Martin Honey)
  • Lonsdale Road Barnes: 1 Water Rail (John Gordon)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mickleham: 2+ Hawfinch still Juniper Bottom 1130 (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Caspian Gull 1w on Wennington Marshes, 2ad Yellow-legged Gulls (Sean Huggins)
  • Ravensbury Park: Siberian Chiffchaff still (BirdGuides)
  • Roding Valley Park: 4 Teal 2pr (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap (Ian Stewart).
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Jack Snipe, Water Pipit and Grey Wagtail (C Lamsdell)
  • Stratford: Peregrine flew over Stratford station at 2:00pm (Andy Cameron)
  • Tottenham Marshes: pr Stonechat still at south end nr allotments, 9 Linnets on Wild Marsh West. (Quentin Given)
  • Turnford (lee valley): 7 Goosanders mixed sexes, 2 Kingfishers, 6 Siskins. (Jean-Patrick Elmes)
  • Uxbridge (Church Road, Cowley): Red Kite over garden 8.00am (Alex Randall)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - adult drake Scaup, pair of Goldeneye & Peregrine over Banbury; No 5 - 1 Common Sandpiper & 4 Goldeneye; East Warwick - 1 Goldeneye; West Warwick - 2 immature drake Scaup, 1 Goldeneye & 1 ad Mediterranean Gull over towards canal (David Bradshaw); High Maynard - 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 1 Great Black-backed Gull; Lockwood - 4 Goldeneye 3m 1f, 1 Great Black-backed Gull & Kestrel over Tottenham Marsh; Coppermill Stream (Ferry Boat Inn) - 2 Kingfishers. (Daniel Whitelegg) Walthamstow Blog
  • Wanstead Flats: 20+ Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, Reed Bunting, 13 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, Common Snipe, 7 Skylark (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: possible Firecrest (Bush Wood), Coal Tit (Bob Vaughan), Water Rail with neck wound on Roding (appeared well considering), 189 Gadwall, 17 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch, 10+ Goldfinch, Stock Dove (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch m 2f, 4 Lesser Redpoll (Ken Murray).
  • Worcester Park: Water Rail heard at Mayflower Park wetland (Simon Osborn)

Friday 23rd January 2015 Edit

  • Bermondsey: 8 Goldfinch over Jamaica Rd (John Cadera)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan pr, 36 Mallard 21m 15f, 4 Shoveler 2m 2f, 3 Pochard 2m 1f, 10 Tufted Duck 4m 6f, male Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Broadwater Lake, Harefield: 22 Chiffchaff along R Colne at north end of lake (incl 4 abietinus) and Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis) behind yacht clubhouse, 5 Grey Wagtail, Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler also along river. (John Edwards)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, 2 Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam) Hi Conrad. Is the Mandarin a 'wild' free-flying bird or are its wings clipped (ie captive collection escapee)? Is it always at the park or does it only spend winter there before summer breeding elsewhere? Charlie
  • Chislehurst/Petts Wood: Hawkwood 2 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, Tawny Owl calling, 12 Long-tailed Tit. (Eric Brown, Phil Cliffe)
  • Ewell (Lower Mill): 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 35 Redwing (Steve Gale)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5 Mute Swan, 5 Gadwall, 8+ Tufted Duck, 2+ Little Grebe, Water Rail, Redwing, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart).
  • Joydens Wood: Siskin, 15+ Lesser Redpoll, 3-4 Bullfinch, c20 Redwing, 4+ Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch, 20+ Goldcrest (min est - many in pines), 2 Mistle Thrush, 4+ Jay (Ian Stewart).
  • Kensington Gardens: the drake Scaup was on the Serpentine at 9.50am at the western end of the island (Tony Duckett).
  • Lee Valley, Waltham Marsh: imm Dark-bellied Brent Goose (at TL374008) with 30 Greylags and 50 Canada Geese, 3 Goosander (on adjacent Horsemill Stream) (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern fr WWF hide (Twitter); 4 today (BirdGuides)
  • Mickleham: 3 Hawfinch (BirdGuides)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl (Bob Smith)
  • Mudchute Park: 15 Monk Parakeets close to DLR station (John Cadera)
  • Richmond Park, Pen Ponds: 19 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 38 Pochard, 4 Grey Heron - two pairs at nests, Buzzard, 2 Water Rail heard, Snipe, Kingfisher (J.Wilczur)
  • Sewardstone, Netherhouse Farm: 2 Stonechat m&f 11:30 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Sidcup DA14 (Chalk Wood): Chiffchaff in middle of wood, 6+ Goldcrest, 4 Treecreeper, 3-4 Bullfinch (includes 2 of the Joydens Wood birds near Stonehill Woods caravan park), 2 Mistle Thrush, good numbers of common tit species (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap still, Peregrine (Ian Stewart).
  • South Croydon: Firecrest in gdn Purley Down Road (Surrey BC)
  • Staines Moor: 5-6 Woodcock, 2 Jack Snipe, 5 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal eve (Lee Dingain)
  • Stocker's Lake: Yellow-legged Gull (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Ten Acre Wood Area: Kestrel, 3 Fieldfare, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch. (Dan Pinkham)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male still near Monument Glade, Redwing, 3+ Goldcrest (John Archer & Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: 4 Mandarin Duck 2m 2f, Tawny Owl heard hooting 13:30 hrs, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch m&f feeding on bramble (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Woodcock garden wood, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 3 Bullfinch, 14 Tree Sparrow. (Steve Blake/Richard Coombes)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - adult drake Scaup SW corner; No.4 - 2 immature drake Scaup W side. (Paul Whiteman)♙♙http://walthamstowbirders.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
  • Wanstead Flats: 30+ Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, Reed Bunting, 11 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, c5 singing Song Thrush, singing Mistle Thrush, 12 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 8 Skylark (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: 12 Gadwall, 3 Fieldfare (Nick Croft)
  • West Hyde: 200 Skylark flushed from rape field by passing Red Kite. (John Edwards)
  • Woodford Green: 4 Lesser Redpoll, Common Buzzard, 3 Treecreeper, 3 Goldcrest and male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret Beverley Brook Green Lane (Bob Smith)
  • Wraysbury GP: 8 Goosander, Red Kite, Woodcock, Cetti's Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff (C Lamsdell)

Thursday 22nd January 2015 Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: wintering Garganey still (Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cudham TN14/BR6: 2+ Marsh Tit around High Wood about half a mile NE of Cudham, Buzzard calling near Downe Road, 20+ Redwing, 4+ Nuthatch, 2+ Treecreeper, 2+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart).
  • Danson Park, Bexleyheath: Common Buzzard over, 7 Fieldfare, 7 Egyptian Geese, 2170 Ring-necked Parakeets to roost (Ralph Todd, Chris Rose, Karen Sutton, John Turner)
  • Dartford, Brooklands Lake: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 15 Tufted Duck (all male), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Andy Meaton)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stock Dove (Neil Batten).
  • High Elms CP: 2 Skylark, 1-2 Yellowhammer, 6 Mistle Thrush (Ian Stewart)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup still on Round Pond (Ralph Hancock's blog); 4 singing Treecreeper (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern N shore main lake (2 others reported), 2 Sparrowhawk m f, 4 Pintail m 3f, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Peregrine m f on Ch X Hospital (Martin Honey)
  • Lower Morden: 2 Peregrine Falcons high NE (Bob Smith)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Chiffchaff (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mayflower Park: 5 Egyptian Goose from northeast to north (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, Snipe, 331 Redwing, 52 Fieldfare, 9 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 15 Meadow Pipit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker & 75 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Poyle Populars NR: Chiffchaff (C Lamsdell)
  • Roding Valley Park (Redbridge): Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Song Thrush singing (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap in garden again (Ian Stewart).
  • Staines Reservoirs: drake Scaup, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Water Pipit (Twitter)
  • Stanwell Moor: 3 Jack Snipe (C Lamsdell)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Kingfisher, Common Buzzard, male Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Teal, Greylag Goose (rare here), c10 Fieldfare, c50 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest Monument Glade, also 4 Goldcrest, 11 Starling west (Bob Watts)
  • Wanstead Flats: 11 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose, Reed Bunting, Redwing, Goldcrest (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 41 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 10+ Redwing, Goldcrest (Nick Croft)
  • Wormley: 2 Hawfinch in gdn Wormley West End (Graham White via Herts BC)

Wednesday 21st January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3m Shoveler (2 boating pond & 1 reservoir), 2 Water Rails (Conservation Pond), Stock Dove (deer enclosure), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail (filter beds), 2 Redwing (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Bearded Tit Northern Lake, 4 Jack Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 8 Common Snipe (Twitter)
  • Crayford Marshes: Grey Plover at creek mouth, Avocet at creek mouth then flying around the area at high tide c13.00, 6 Bearded Tits showing well in yacht club reed bed - my highest count here, 3 unidentified geese flew eastwards & down to area north of A13 - possibly the Whitefronts of late?, 10+ Gadwall, 15+ Wigeon, c110 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Little Egret, 1 Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwing, c400 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, c50 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit, 15+ Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Goldcrest along Moat Lane, 2 Jays, Jackdaw, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting (Ian Stewart).
  • Ewell Village: Little Egret at the Lower Mill this afternoon (Neil Batten).
  • Fulham Broadway: Grey Wagtail over (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Kensington Gardens: 1w male Scaup showing well SE corner Round Pond 09.45, Tawny Owl in his usual place, 70 Egyptian Goose in vicinity of Round Pond (Alex Massey).
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 12 Mandarin, fem Pheasant, 2 Bittern, 2 Fieldfare (R.Kaye); 2 Stonechat m f, 2 Sparrowhawk m f, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Peregrine on Ch X Hosp (Martin Honey)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher am & again pm (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, Egyptian Goose heard, 6 Mallard, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, 15+ Redwing, 6+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Peregrine, male Blackcap again in garden (Ian Stewart).
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: 2 Firecrest early am (Stuart Fisher)
  • Springfield Park, E5: 25 Goldfinch, Goldcrest, 7 Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dan Barrett)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: drake Teal, 48 Tufted Duck, 2ad Great Black-backed Gull, Chiffchaff calling, singing Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, f Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m f on Bomb Crater Field, c50 Chaffinch on rear paddocks at the Riding Centre, 13 Redwing and 1 Fieldfare on front paddocks 1030-1100 (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: 12 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, pr Teal, Little Grebe, 24 Linnet, 2 Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush, 5 Skylark, Sparrowhawk, Snipe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Goldcrest, Nuthatch, f Sparrowhawk in garden (Bob Vaughan) Mike Messenger had 2 Snipe flushed from the Heronry sometime in December
  • Waterworks NR: 1 Water Rail, 4 Shoveler on Bed 15 at 1130 (Alastair Dent)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook Green Lane (Bob Smith)

Tuesday 20th January 2015 Edit

  • Baker Street Tube: 2 Grey Herons 1 NE 1 SW 15.36 (Ian Stewart).
  • Barn Elms: 4 Fieldfare (J.Wilczur)
  • Battersea Bridge: c1100 Starling into roost at dusk (Michael Mac).
  • Bow Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, 27 Redshank at high tide roost, c20 Teal, 3 Grey Wagtail, Linnet, Song Thrush singing (John Archer)
  • Brent Reservoir: 9 Snipe east marsh, drake Pintail north marsh. (Steve Blake)
  • Bushy Park: Water Rail, Kingfisher, Teal & 2 Little Grebe at Dukes Head Passage (Martin Twycross)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Water Rail, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail. (Andy Meaton)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Curlew, Redwing (Gary A James).
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Possible Caspian Gull 3w perched on cable car support, Reed Bunting m in reed terrace, 20 Linnet Southern Park, 8 Meadow Pipit in Meantime Nursery (Conrad Ellam)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w still Round Pond 1245 (BirdGuides); Scaup quite close at 13.30 but sleeping, also Tawny Owl snoozing in usual spot, Sparrowhawk E, 3 Redwing on deck near Owl trees, 3 Jays (Ian Stewart); Scaup still at 1415 showing increasingly well with ice now covering the SW half of the pond (S Tusa).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Nuthatch, 76 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming heard), m Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5+ Redwing (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Bittern, fem Pheasant (R.Kaye); Bitterns showing on north shore of Lake then one showed well from WWF hide, 40 Greylag, 2 Shelduck briefly, 3 Pintail, 56 Wigeon, 65 Lapwing, Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 38 Chaffinch, 3 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 10 Snipe, 29 Meadow Pipit, 212 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 11 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest & Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Ponders End Lake: rh Smew early pm (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham RSPB: 7 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, f Peregrine, Avocet, Grey Plover, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 imm Caspian Gull, Bearded Tit, Siberian Chiffchaff still Cordite Store (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog)
  • Redbridge Lakes and the Woodford Bridge part of Roding Valley Park: Little Egret, Snipe, Kestrel, Jay, 5 Long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 123 Cormorant [site-high for obs'r] roosting Heron_Is area 8 at 0730 (RPBirders)
  • Roding Valley Park: 2 Teal m&f on river at Redbridge (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Ruislip Lido: 3 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail (northern marsh), c350 assorted gulls (Black Headed, Common,Herring and Lesser Black Backed) (Martin Smith)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap in garden all day, Redwing, Grey Wagtail S - year 1st (Ian Stewart).
  • South Harrow: c550 Woodpigeon W 07.45-07.55am presumably departing from Roxeth Hill roost (Michael Robinson)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Scaup, Water Pipit (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stocker's Farm: 1 Little Owl. (Roger Dewey)
  • Thorney CP: 2 Bullfinch m/f, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15+ Common Gulls, 5 Cormorants, Song Thrush, small flock Long-tailed Tits, juv Mute Swan. (Susan Giddens)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Linnet, 3 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 6 Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Wigeon, 42 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft/Mike Messenger)
  • Woodford Green: Common Buzzard (more frequent now than Sprawk), 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Stock Dove and Firecrest (Ken Murray)

Monday 19th January 2015 Edit

  • Banstead Downs: 1 Firecrest along footpath close to golf club house (Steve Gale)
  • Bentley Priory: 10 Mandarin 8m on lake, Goosander m also (Richard Francis).
  • Broadwater Lake/ River Colne: 2 Goosander m f (Barbara Harrison)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, 2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup still on Round Pond intermittently (Ralph Hancock via tiny.cc/oggqsx blog).
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 17 Mandarin, fem Pheasant, 9 Cetti's Warbler (R.Kaye); 1 Bittern, 1f Stonechat (Martin Honey)
  • Maple Cross: 82 Golden Plover (Andrew Moon via Herts BC)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley: 22 Teal, Little Egret, Jack Snipe, 11 Snipe, Buzzard, Water Rail, 2 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 12 House Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (chasing each other all drumming), Mistle Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Morden Cemetery: 30 Redwing, first drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker and singing Mistle Thrush and Stock Dove (Bob Smith)
  • North Greenwich Station: 2 Peregrine over, 2 Pied Wagtails (Phil Laurie)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite, Little Owl, Kestrel, 9 Snipe, 92 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 6 Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove & 78 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Brent Goose grazing with Canadas on landfill grass (RSPB blog)
  • Redbridge Lakes and surrounding area: 5 Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Ring-necked Parakeet, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail (Alan Hobson)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: pr Shelduck area 36, m Peregrine low SW over Hill & zoo 0840 (RPBirders)
  • St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck; also Peregrine on Westminster Abbey (Andrew Self); Kingfisher showing very well at 14:00 & Helen Macdonald author of 'H is for Hawk' being photographed with a Harris_Hawk (Frank Nugent). Is there a particular part of the Eastern end of the lake that the Kingfisher favours? [Ian Strickland] Hello Ian. Watch from the south side of the Lake (though I have infrequently seen the bird from the north side) looking across to Duck Island. Positioning yourself next to the information board gives you a good view of the opening behind the Tiffany Fountain where it often perches & waiting next to the Plane Tree east of that board gives you a very good view of a most favoured perch. Check the Willow to the west (where it was today) & the fence along the perimeter where it can be easy to see while in inclement weather it can be tucked in anywhere around there. I've seldom seen it east of the Fountain. It can be found on occasion at the western end of the Lake at the reedbed or nearby Willows & very occasionally in a Willow on the north side of the Lake too. I hope that this helps. Good luck [Frank Nugent].
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 41 Canada Geese, Greylag x Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese, c30 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 4+ Moorhen, 6 Coot, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, 4+ Redwing, 3+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Female Blackcap in garden as predicted - year 1st (Ian Stewart).
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest, pr Grey Wagtail (Stuart Fisher)
  • Staines Moor: 8 Water Pipit along the river Colne incl 4 together by the stone bridge, 6 Stonechat (John Edwards); 2 Woodcock north end eve (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Stanwell Moor: Water Rail h eve (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Stoneleigh (Bradstock Road): 3 Mute Swan low W 08:45, 17 Ring-necked Parakeet (Neil Batten).
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: Firecrest seen from Cox's Walk (Conrad Ellam)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest again with largely Long-tailed Tit flock Sanctuary Wood 1215, also m Sparrowhawk, Redwing heard (Bob Watts)
  • Victoria Park: 8 Red-crested Pochard, 25+ Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Shoveler (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: 7 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, Egyptian Goose, 14 Linnet, Reed Bunting, Redwing, Kestrel, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: No sign Slavonian Grebe on an all but frozen Heronry, Little Grebe, Peregrine Falcon, 48 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: Common Buzzard, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Treecreeper and male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Peregrine Falcon on pylon (Bob Smith)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 8 Goosander at Hythe End pits & Cetti's Warbler. (John Edwards)

Sunday 18th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Water Rail heard conservation Pond on WEBS count, also 30+ House Sparrows near gardens behind Filter Beds (Bob Watts)
  • Banstead Downs: 2 Firecrest golf course along footpath nr clubhouse (Twitter)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Long-eared Owl (reported in the week), Garganey, 106 Gadwall, 200+ Teal, 9 Egyptian Goose, 20+ Pochard, 20+ Tufted Duck, 1 Jack Snipe, 20+ Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 27 Lapwing, 10 Skylark, 2 Water Pipit, 150+ Linnet, 30+ Goldfinch, 4-6 Tree Sparrow, 25+ Reed Bunting (P. Alfrey, BFBG); Long-eared Owl 17:18 (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Feltham TW14: 4 Redwing and 1 Fieldfare (London Bird Club Members)
  • Bexleyheath Broadway: 132 Pied Wagtails going to roost in Market Square (Ralph Todd)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail still North Marsh, 31 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull 1w (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Pheasant, Kingfisher, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Little Egret along Longford river in Woodland Gardens (Martin Twycross)
  • Crossness: Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Yellow-legged Gull, Reed Bunting, Redshank, Lapwing, Shelduck, Egyptian Goose, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Dunnock, Linnet, Chaffinch. (Phil Laurie)
  • Golders Green: Firecrest very tame West Heath Avenue (James Levy).
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Bullfinch in the area behind the feeders, c30 Redwing on the deck at South Meadow (Frank Nugent).
  • Kensington Gardens: 1st winter male Scaup still present on the Round Pond at 10.30am. (David Lindo); still there at c10.50am then flew towards The Long Water (Brian Stretch); not at Round Pond at 3pm (Michael Mac); Tawny Owl at roost, Coal Tit, Nuthatch (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 14 Mandarin, drake Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, 3 Bittern, 71 Lapwing, 6 Cetti's Warbler (R.Kaye)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Shoveler, Pochard, Grey Wagtail, Jay, 2 Gadwall (JW Davies); Kingfisher (David Collins)
  • Panshanger Park: 50+ Golden Plover over (Allan Burrows via Herts BC)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 adult European White-fronted Goose - Wennington Marsh, Water Pipit foreshore by Tilda jetty, 20 Ringed Plovers - Aveley Bay, 2 Ravens, 4 Marsh Harriers, Buzzard - Silt Lagoons (Ian Bradshaw); 3 White-fronted Goose onto Aveley Marsh fr Wennington 1605 (Paul Hawkins via Twitter); 4 Egyptian Goose (site record) early am, Ruff, 2 Water Pipit foreshore (RSPB blog); Stonechat along foreshore, Black-tailed Godwit by Stone Barges (Bob Husband, Robin Morden, Mike Williams)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Bittern still Lee Marsh (RSPB blog)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: rh Smew on Holyfield Lake, 4 Goosander, Bittern fr watchpoint, f Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard goose_fields, 2 Water Rail fr Bittern_watchpoint, 4 Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 50 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, Grey Wagtail goose_fields, 8 Reed Bunting (EBwS field trip)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 1 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, c30 Canada Geese, Greylag x Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2f Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Peregrine, 2 Kingfishers around main lake, 3+ Redwing, 3+ Goldcrest, Jay (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Peregrine, c100 Herring Gulls mainly (as far as I could tell in poor light) heading SW c8.30 (Ian Stewart).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Male Scaup on Lockwood at 11.30, also 2 Goldeneye m&f (Quentin Given); ad Mediterranean Gull Lockwood then N (Pete Lambert per Walthamstow Birders blog)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Snipe (Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Heronry Pond at 1245 close in to the island (Alastair Dent); it was there earlier too 11.30-11.45 along with Kingfisher, Little Grebe, pr of Shovelers (Alan Hobson); 407 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler, 32 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Siskin (Tim Harris and Wren Group).
  • Wraysbury GPs: 2 Smew m rh Hythe Lagoon 1210 (BirdGuides)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: ad Mediterranean Gull football pitches pm (Twitter)

Saturday 17th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 16 Redwing west (Bob Watts); recently 5 Gadwall Wood Green Res (Alan Gibson per Bob Watts)
  • Beddington SF: wintering Garganey, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail North Marsh, 26 Snipe, 2 Water Rails (Andrew Verrall); 270 Tufted Duck, 30 Pochard, 2 Bullfinch m&f behind Main Hide (Roy Beddard, John Gravatt)
  • Cranford CP (J3 M4): Little Egret, 2 Bullfinch m&f, Little Grebe, Song Thrush, Goldcrest (T James)
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    Crossness: 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad 1w, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, c10 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Curlew in Barking Bay, Common Seal on mud off Golf Centre (John Archer).
  • Ewell (Banstead Road): 1 Common Buzzard hovering into wind & circling above tree line near Cuddington Golf Course before diving down into wood 13:00 (Neil Batten).
  • Fishers Green: Bittern fr watchpoint 1640 (BirdGuides)
  • Fulham Reach: 52 House Sparrow (23 Thames & 29 inner London); Thames - 34 Teal, 31 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 32 Mallard, 210 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Hackney Marshes: Wick Wood - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Jay, Kestrel (JW Davies)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still (Twitter) favouring Eastern side at 12pm, Tawny Owl showing well for 5 minutes at 1230. (Matt Reed); Tawny Owl again showing well early afternoon, also 2 Redwings (Bob Husband) Where about is the Tawny, is it over near Serpentine? [D Painter]. From the Speke Monument walk towards the Physical Energy statue - stop at the first bench on the right & look at the trees to the right c100 yds away - if the Tawny Owl is showing it sits up high on top of a broken off Chestnut tree trunk with a branch curving off to the left. I think the tree is the second to the right after the long clump of bushes [Bob Husband] thank you [D Painter]
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Bittern 2 main lake & 1 reservoir lagoon, 2 Stonechat m f, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Pintail, 1 Shelduck seen earlier, 1m Scaup-type hybrid, 1m Sparrowhawk; pair of foxes mating (Martin Honey)
  • Lonsdale Road Barnes: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff (John Gordon)
  • Motspur Park: Peregrine Falcon on gas holder (Bob Smith)
  • North Finchley: first snow - and female Blackcap in garden (John Colmans)
  • Osterley Park: Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Gadwall, Goldcrest, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 6+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, Kingfisher on middle lake, Little Owl, 3 Mandarin, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 4 Pied Wagtail, 25+ Redwing, 7+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 7 Shoveler, Teal (Richard Woolley).
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Black Redstart still on grassy bank betw car park & pier among trees 1315 - permit only (Michael McKee via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: 5 Marsh Harrier, 5 Corn Bunting (ELBF via Twitter); Bittern W fr woodland to Wennington Marsh 1015 (Twitter, RSPB blog) then over west edge of reserve 1030 (BirdGuides); also Barn Owl, Common Buzzard, viewable Water Rails, Kingfisher, singing Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine on pylon, 36 Snipe on purfleet scrape (Tony Kennelly)
  • Ravensbury Park: Siberian Chiffchaff with 8 Chiffchaff at riverside 0930 (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler with Stonechat pair in enclosure by Pen Ponds car park, Kingfisher & Water Rail upper Pen Pond (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Rickmansworth: 2m Blackcap and m Brambling in gdn (Andrew Moon via Herts BC)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 3 Shelduck, Bittern fr tern_hide, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 6 Chiffchaff (Twitter)
  • Sevenoaks KWT reserve: pair Goosander on east lake close to banks but not very approachable - also showed in middle of lake, 100+ Teal, 20+ Gadwall, 20+ Shoveler, 20+ Pochard, 10+ Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, c300 Lapwing, 80+ Snipe (all Common that I could see from Tyler hide), Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Fieldfare, 50+ Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff 1 on deck by car park, 1+ Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 3 Peregrines - local pair seeing off a male interloper, Cormorant high NW, 3+ Redwing, Goldcrest, possible Blackcap flew across garden (Ian Stewart).
  • Southwark Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, Ring-necked Parakeet (John Cadera)
  • Staines Moor: 2-3 Water Pipit along the Colne, 2-4 Woodcock, 2 Little Owl, 6 Stonechat 4m 2f, 1 Little Egret, 4 Common Snipe, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Kestrel, 8 Little Grebe (a new site record), 16 Skylark, 2 Gadwall E, c20 Meadow Pipit, 9 Linnet and 2 Teal (Lee Dingain).
  • Staines Reservoirs: drake Scaup, Black-necked Grebe, Peregrine, Great Northern Diver flew to KGVI Res (Twitter)
  • Stocker's Lake, Rickmansworth: pm visit - [no Smew], 3 Red-crested Pochard 2m 1f, 10 Lapwing, Red Kite, Little Owl at farm, pair of Stonechats, Redwing, Nuthatch, 4 Siskin (Andrew Verrall)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 4 Redwing, f Pochard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2w (P Kite).
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Marsh Harrier, Water Pipit, Bearded Tit, c155 Lapwing, Curlew, 4 Turnstone, 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap & 2 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 1 Green Sandpiper, 4m Pheasant, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing (Michael Robinson)
  • Tottenham Marshes: 2 Peregrine Falcon on gasholder (Quentin Given)
  • Trent Park: Woodcock (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger Farm: 30+ Tree Sparrow (G Knight/S Blake/R Flesher via Herts BC)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 2 Bullfinch pr, 3 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 15 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare on paddock nearest Lee Bridge Road, Chiffchaff in willow carr in Waterworks NR (Quentin Given)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Drake Scaup, pair of Goldeneye, fem Goosander on Lockwood; 2 immature drake Scaup on East Warwick; 5 Goldeneye & 2 Common Sandpipers on No 5; 6 Fieldfare on east bank of no 4 (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 500 Common Gull, 17 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (T Harris)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Heronry Pond (Wanstead Twitter); 11 Ring-necked Parakeet (over north & 2 pairs inspecting tree holes), 4 Stock Dove, 2 Teal & 100 Gadwall - both on Ornamental Water (Tony Kennelly)
  • Watercress LNR nr St Albans: Water Rail, Kingfisher, 2 Siskin, 3 Lesser Redpoll (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Lesser Redpolls, male Blackcap, Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinches 2f & single m, 2 Nuthatch and a flyover Little Egret (on 3 occasions at least). (Ken Murray)
  • Woodlands Farm: 30+ Redwing, Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)

Friday 16th January 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: 4 Smew 2m 2rh to R of gladwin hide (Maureen Lead via Herts BC)
  • Bentley Priory: 2m Goosander on lake - 40 species today on site (Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 3 Greylag Geese, drake Pintail, 30 Pochard, 25 Snipe & Sparrowhawk (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Pheasant, 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsham: 2 Short-eared Owl along Beech Farm Rd (BirdGuides)
  • East Barnet: 1 Tawny Owl hooting in trees next to Oakleigh Park National Rail station at 18:35 - first time I've heard an owl at this location (D Bates)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 1 Common Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten).
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Moors - Jack Snipe, m Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Fieldfare, 17 Redwing, 9 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pochard, 2 Kingfisher (Matt Palmer via HSP blog)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still and 2 Tawny Owl hooting early-am (Des McKenzie via Twitter); Scaup also early afternoon and Tawny Owl, Redwing, 20+ Egyptian Geese (Eric Brown, Phil Cliffe)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Firecrest, Coal Tit, 4 Gadwall, Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Greylag Goose, 53 Tufted Duck, 2 singing Song Thrush (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Bittern, Peregrine, Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Oakwood Park: 4 Shoveler 2m 2f Conservation Pond (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: Iceland Gull 3w with Norwegian colour ring (white JK09 on black), 6 Caspian Gulls ad 3w two 2w & two 1w and 5 Yellow-legged Gulls 1w & three 2w & ad all east of stone barges am & early pm (Dominic Mitchell via BirdGuides); 15 Ringed Plover, 2 Eurasian Curlew (Dominic Mitchell and Dave Morrison); briefly 2 Turnstones in Aveley Bay (Mike Dent); 2 Ravens over reserve (Howard Vaughan).
  • Rickmansworth: Goosander on R Colne by Broadwater Lakes (Ben Norcott via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail pm (Frank Nugent); drake Ruddy Duck, amazing sight of a m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling & feeding in trees in St James Palace viewed between Marlborough rd & Stable yard rd before I was asked to move on by police! (J.Arthur).
  • South Stifford, Hangmans Wood: 6 White-fronted Goose NW 0750, m Sparrowhawk, 8 House Sparrow (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Great Northern Diver, Scaup, 3 Black-necked Grebe (John Cadera)
  • Stocker's Lake: m Smew still (Geoff Lapworth per Herts BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: adult Mediterranean Gull on the East basin pm (TeRNS)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest still in Monument Glade not with flock (not seen in Sanctuary Wood previous 3 days so seems to have relocated from its preferred location in 2014), also 2+ Goldcrests, 4+ Ring-necked Parakeets prospecting nest boxes (Bob Watts)
  • Wanstead Flats: 20+ Linnet, 5 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Great Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, Common Snipe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe present but elusive on south side of Heronry, 43 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 8 Shoveler (Nick Croft); SG still north side of Heronry Lake 1620 (Dominic Mitchell via BirdGuides)

Thursday 15th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tawny Owl heard adjacent to balancing pond/nursery south end Wood Green Res 0705 (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell GP: 3 Smew m 2rh to R of gladwin hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Canons Farm: 16+ Yellowhammer by Copt Hill Ln (David Campbell via CFBW Birds blog)
  • Crossness: 5 Egyptian Geese Southmere, 50+ Gadwall, 30+ Shoveler, 300+ Teal, c20 Wigeon, 50+ Tufted Duck mostly S'mere, Pheasant, 6 Great Crested Grebe 5 on Thames, Kestrel, Peregrine, 15 Ringed Plover, 300+ Lapwing, c400 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, c100 Redshank, Greenshank, 4 Curlew, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5+ Snipe, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull adults, prob Caspian Gull 3-4cy off golf centre, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4+ Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 5+ Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest S'mere, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 80+ Linnet incl 50+ S'mere/ S marsh, 2 Reed Bunting - 61 species 09.15-13.40 (Ian Stewart).
  • Ewell Village (Upper Mill): 7 Ring-necked Parakeet prospecting nest holes, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (Neil Batten).
  • Gallions Reach: adult Caspian Gull, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Rock Pipit. (Gary A James).
  • Heathrow Airport: 5 Smew 4m 1f, 4 Goldeneye. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1st winter drake Scaup on The Round Pond 10:30 (Tony Duckett via Twitter); Nuthatch singing (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: Woodcock flew fr overflow car park toward main lake (WWT website)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher at the eastern end of the Lake this morning (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 2 Rooks NE 15.37, Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ian Stewart)
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest, Lesser Redpoll, Green Woodpecker, 2 Gadwall (Stuart Fisher)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Scaup drake, 1 Water Pipit all N basin mid am, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush on W bank S basin. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Trent Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker female 15:04 - 15:24 hrs - my first record at this site for 23 months! (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield; 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 21 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Great Black-backed Gull (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Heronry, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 360+ Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, Wigeon, Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, Siskin (Nick Croft/Jono Lethbridge) Hi, is the grebe showing closely like it was the other day? Thanks [JB] It's fishing close into the banks but more on the south side or by the islands, so still close if you can get near it! [NC]
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret Beverley Brook, Peregrine Falcon NW (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 14th January 2015 Edit

  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still 1:30pm (Steve Blake); Tawny Owl, Treecreeper (Conrad Ellam); 8 Redwing with similar number of Blackbird in rough grass (Neil Anderson)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern N shore of reservoir lagoon almost opposite Wildside hide, 2 Stonechat m f grazing marsh, 1 Shelduck main lake (Martin Honey); 3 Pintail, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler calling (Martin Twycross)
  • Orsett Fen: 13 Teal, 37 Red-legged Partridge, 33 Pheasant, 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, f Peregrine, 17 Lapwing, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, Barn Owl, Little Owl, Kingfisher, 4 Goldcrest, 24 Skylark, 103 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 37 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, 24 Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes via ELBF)
  • Petts Wood: up to 6 Firecrests - a probable at the end of path from Riverwood Lane with Goldcrests & 1 seen well in Holly between Manor Park & "pine field" with possibly another with it & 2 calling to each other in N part of Edlmann Memorial Wood & a possible near Coopers School, Kestrel, 19 Common Gulls over, pair Pheasant, 20+ Redwing, 10+ Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2+ Rook (Ian Stewart)
  • Scadbury Park: 20+ Redwing, 2 Nuthatch, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (King George's Park): pair Peregrines W putting up c40 Black-headed Gull, 4+ Common Gull, 15+ Woodpigeon, Mistle Thrush and 3+ Starlings (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, c15 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 2 singing Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrush, 4+ Redwing, 6+ Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 2 Goldcrests but no sign today or yesterday of last year's Firecrest in brief lunchtime searches (Bob Watts)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: pr Goosander, drake Scaup, Goldeneye, Kingfisher - Lockwood, Common Sandpiper - High Maynard (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: 19 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, f Pochard, 3 Teal, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, Pied Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe Heronry Pond 15.00 still Wanstead Park Avenue end (Barry Jones); Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 42 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler (Nick Croft); also drake Teal and Kingfisher (Robert Callf)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest in hollies 50m in from E corner of Putney Vale Cemetery, Redwing, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail (Beverley Brook) (Peter Carlill)
  • Woodford Green: 3 female Bullfinch (3 together represents an unprecedented number of this species for me locally in recent years), Common Buzzard, male Blackcap, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Redwing and Little Egret. (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 13th January 2015 Edit

  • Connaught Water: 2 Goosander pr, 20+ Teal, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Lesser Redpoll heard only (Tony Brown).
  • Crayford Rough Bexley: Water Rail and Grey Wagtail on the River Cray, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ralph and Brenda Todd/Bexley RSPB Walk).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (Andy Meaton)
  • Hampstead Heath: c30 Redwing South Meadow (MBS)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1st winter drake Scaup on The Round Pond 9.20am & still present at 2.00pm (Tony Duckett via Twitter). pics & video here
  • Rainham RSPB: Lapland Bunting west end lower seawall with Rock Pipits 0945 crept into rush stubble & had not reappeared by 10.45. (Jo Edwards, ELBF via Twitter); Jack Snipe, 2 Bearded Tit, Bullfinch, also 8 Marsh Harrier 6f/imm 2m using marsh (RSPB blog, ELBF)
  • Rainham (stone barges): 2 Raven over tip (James Palmer)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Bittern Lee Marsh still (Dave Beer/Tony Hukin per Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher at the eastern end of the Lake this morning (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, female Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, singing Song Thrush, c30 Redwing, 4+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoneleigh KT17 (Bradstock Road): 363 Herring Gull mostly E over but 20-30 hanging around, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Green Woodpecker (Neil Batten).
  • Swanley Park: 2 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 2f Shoveler (Andy Meaton)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c300 Lapwing c200 S between 10.10 & 10.20 in three flocks then c100 N then W at 11.50, also Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Fieldfare, 9 Teal (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: singng Mistle Thrushes and Song Thrushes, Reed Bunting, 3 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Goldcrest (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still present (via Twitter), immature Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 41 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 10 Pochard (Nick Croft)

Monday 12th January 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: Cetti's Warbler in front of gladwin hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Beddington SF: Hoopoe (heard only) (Twitter)
  • Belhus Woods CP: 50 Wigeon, 20 Gadwall, 25 Teal, 24 Shoveler, 33 Pochard, 32 Tufted Duck, 185 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 9 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, 9 Meadow Pipit, pr Bullfinch (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail still (North Marsh), 3 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail (Andrew Haynes).
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsham: Possible Rough-legged Buzzard over & went to roost in trees yesterday evening. Photos https://twitter.com/JBarnesPhotos
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): Water Rail, Snipe, Little Egret (Colin Manville)
  • Highams Park: pr Goosander (per Joe Dickens)
  • Isle of Dogs: 20 Monk Parakeets around nest in trees on Thermopylae Gate (John Archer)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1st winter drake Scaup on The Round Pond 8.50am & still present at midday (Tony Duckett)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 1-2 Firecrest, Lesser Redpoll, Meadow Pipit, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk, 2 Shoveler, 4 Great Crested Grebe (including a pair displaying) (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Drake Goosander over NE 13.25 (Catherine Beazley)
  • Margravine Cemetery: m Blackcap (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mill Hill Cemetery: Please sign a petition to protect a threatened wildlife site on Green Belt land, and/or comment on the planning application on Barnet Council’s website.
  • Ruislip, Ducks Hill Road: Red Kite eyeing up carcass of dead fox in the road. I moved the remains & placed on to the grass verge where I assume the Kite will be better placed to feast on the extensively ripped entrails (Richard Francis).
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, c40 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 47 Mallard, 2 female Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, pair Peregrines, singing Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, 6+ Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Rook NE & circled to NE briefly possibly over Danson Park, c80 Starling (Ian Stewart).
  • Stocker's Lake: m Smew still (Herts BC)
  • Turnford nr Cheshunt: 8 Goosander 3m 5rh on Ashley Pit (Neale Hider via Herts BC)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook Green Lane (Bob Smith)

Sunday 11th January 2015 Edit

  • Battersea Riverside: 30 Cormorant perched on gantry (Matt Reed).
  • Beddington SF: 2 Jack Snipe, Water Pipit (Twitter)
  • Bedfords Park: 2 Rook, 3 Goldcrest, Firecrest calling in holly pre-roost along bridleway 1620, 2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch (Colin Jupp via Essex Birdwatching Society BN)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose, 300+ Tufted Duck, 20+ Pochard, drake Pintail, 15+ Snipe, Water Rail, Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting (Roy Beddard, NW London RSPB)
  • Chelsea Wharf: 28 Teal, 2 Gadwall (Matt Reed).
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Crayford Rough/Hall Place - Bexley: Grey Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 2 Redwing (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Crossness: Caspian Gull adult off Golf Centre 13:00-13:35 then flew east, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, 3 Peregrine, Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 32 Wigeon, Canada x Greylag Goose hybrid, 3 Chiffchaff, Redwing (John Archer)
  • Fairlop Waters: Short-eared Owl (Neil Twyford); still present at dusk (Phil Aylen via Twitter)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5 Mute Swan, 4+ Gadwall, 10+ Tufted Duck, 7+ Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 singing Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrush, 5+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart).
  • Fulham Reach: 2 Grey Wagtails (Matt Reed).
  • Gallions Reach: Ruff, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Curlew. (Gary A James).
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Snipe flushed opp running track at 07:50, Water Rail showing well next to Bird Bridge at 12:30, pair of Kingfisher together at Hampstead 1 Pond, 12 Lesser Redpoll in trees on Parliament Hill, 1 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing at South Meadow, Collared Dove at Gospel Oak entrance, 30 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 15 Common Gull (Frank Nugent).
  • Holmethorpe SPs: rh Smew water colour lagoon early am (BirdGuides)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: possible Siberian Chiffchaff (plumage very grey/white but no call heard) at TL377016, Common Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Peregrine, Siskin NW (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Osterley Park: Common Gull, 4 Cormorant, 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Fieldfare, Goldcrest, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, 56+ Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Little Grebe, Little Owl, 5 Mistle Thrush, 20+ Redwing, 7+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 9 Shoveler (Richard Woolley); Red Kite over north c2pm, female Sparrowhawk (Iain Darbyshire).
  • Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler south of Pen Ponds car park, closely associating with a male Stonechat, 40 Redwing and 1+ Lesser Redpoll in Prince Charles Spinney, 4 Shoveler and 1 Red-crested Pochard Upper Pen Pond (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Sidcup DA14: 4 Lesser Redpolls in birch along Lansdowne Road opposite Damon Close 08.10 (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Cormorant W, Fieldfare E calling (Ian Stewart).
  • Staines Moor: 4 Goosander 2pr on R Colne 0800 (Dominic Pia via Twitter); Dartford Warbler west of Colne with 3 Stonechats level with southernmost entrance to old railway am, also Water Pipit, Red Kite, Kingfisher, Bullfinch (Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Great Northern Diver (giving very close views on south basin), drake Scaup (north basin), 3 Black-necked Grebe, 10+ Goldeneye (James Hudson)
  • Stocker's Lake: 2 Smew (Herts BC, BirdGuides)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Cetti's Warbler by East basin (TeRNS)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, 3 Teal, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 51 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, Barn Owl (first since March 2013 when 3 were present with at least one perishing that month), 2 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Redwing, 2 Rook, 20+ Jackdaw, 2 Bullfinch (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Trent Park: 10 Lesser Redpoll feeding in birches Shaws Wood (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Wanstead Flats: 35 Linnet, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, 7 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 displaying Stock Dove, 3 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Heronry, 3 Great Crested Grebe 2ad 1st-w on the basin, 4 Little Grebe, Wigeon, 200+ Gadwall, c20 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 16 Pochard, 6 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Little Egrets on Beverley Brook Green Lane (Bob Smith)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 5 Teal, Pheasant, Little Egret, Kestrel, 7 Snipe, Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, c15 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 10th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Water Rail and male Shoveler Conservation Pond (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell GP: Barn Owl fr gladwin hide (Jay Ward via Herts BC)
  • Beddington SF: Garganey still (Twitter).
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Cormorant, Mandarin, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: 32 Egyptian Geese but no sign of Mediterranean_Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Crossness: 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 64 Black-tailed Godwits from golf centre (Richard Bonser)
  • Gallions Reach: adult Caspian Gull, Water Pipit, 2 Curlew, Reed Bunting; Red Admiral (Gary A James).
  • Ickenham Marsh: Buzzard, 7 Teal, 12 Rooks, Sparrowhawk, Little Egret , Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove (G Westley)
  • Leyton (Dagenham Brook): Kingfisher (James Palmer)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern SE corner of main lake viewed from WWF hide (Twitter); 3 Pintail 1m 2f, 1f Sparrowhawk (or a male from our 8 observers?), 1 Snipe (Martin Honey); 1 Peregrine, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Martin Twycross); 2 Stonechat m f
  • Monken Hadley Common: Firecrest nr Games Rd entrance (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: 4 Brent Goose Aveley Bay (Twitter); Water Pipit Target Pools pm (Paul Hawkins via Twitter)
  • Rotherhithe: 5 Great Black-backed Gulls 2ad & three 1w on mud by Hilton Hotel, 49 Tufted Ducks 35 Surrey Water & 14 Canada Water (Richard Bonser)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck and 2m Pintail gadwall_hide (Stuart Harrison via RSPB forum)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 52 Canada Geese, Greylag x Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Tufted Duck, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup Place: 6 Canada Geese SW, Moorhen (very rare here), 50+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Common Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Redwing on deck, c20 Long-tailed Tit in 2 flocks, 4+ Jackdaw, House Sparrow roost near scout hut (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: 4 Water Pipit (Oliver Simms via Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Great Northern Diver, drake Scaup (Twitter). Staines Res north basin being drained until end April - could be good spring for waders? - Hallelugah!! & not underdue..(JR).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 4 Shelduck, 21 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Pair Stonechat still in Glendish Marsh scrubby area near allotments; Goldcrest, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail on nearby River Lea. (Quentin Given).
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Little Egret wandering around one of the horse paddocks near Lea Bridge Road, 2 Stonechat Bombcrater field (James Palmer)
  • Wanstead Flats: Great Black-backed Gull, 16 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose, 18-41 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Tim Harris)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still (BirdGuides); Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam); 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 213 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 1-2 Wigeon, 14 Pochard, Egyptian Goose, Redwing, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Jonathan Lethbridge).

Friday 9th January 2015 Edit

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Peregrine Falcon over W, 3 Stock Dove, Tawny Owl, 2 Goldcrest (TeRNS)
  • Banstead Woods: 20+ Redpoll The Scrub (Duncan Jennings via CFBW BG twitter)
  • Bow Creek: Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • East India Dock Basin: Peregrine male low E at lunchtime, 10 Shelduck, 26 Tufted Duck, 21 Teal (John Archer/James Palmer)
  • Essendon: 60+ Golden Plover above fields either side of A414 at 0915 (Neale Hider via Herts BC) TL26673 10204
  • Foxley Wood, Kenley: 2 Firecrests. (Croydon Birders)
  • Gallions Reach: Curlew, Green Woodpecker, Reed Bunting (James Palmer)
  • Kelsey Park Beckenham: Firecrest still present this morning by first bridge from Stone Park Avenue c9am, also two Egyptian Geese, 6+ Mandarins and 4 Blue-crowned Parakeets over Hayes Lane - make of those exotics what you will (Martin Birch)
  • London Wetland Centre: 6 Mandarin, Peregrine perched on hospital, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail (WWT website)
  • Pinner Park Farm: adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 108 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 115 Jackdaw & 5 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park: m Peregrine seen fr Pk stooping over Lisson Grove NW8 north of Hilton Metropole 0855 (RPBirders)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Shelduck, pr Goosander, 2 Sparrowhawk, 50 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (Russell Brockett via Kent OS)
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest, Lesser Redpoll over (Stuart Fisher)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Scaup (Jim Sweetland)
  • Staines upon Thames: Peregrine over c3pm (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 2 Stock Dove, Common Snipe, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, f Pochard, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Mistle Thrush Cator Park (Kidbrooke), Grey Heron, pr Mute Swan, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher. (P Kite)
  • Thorney CP Iver/West Drayton: 2 Kingfishers along river, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 3 Pochard, 2 Common Gulls, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, 9 Cormorants.(Sue Giddens)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Peregrine, c90 Fieldfare (per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Common Sandpiper on Low Maynard (Debbie Burkett)
  • Wanstead Flats: Peregrine Falcon, 2 Linnet, Bullfinch, Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe on Heronry, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe (The Basin), 390 Gadwall, 16 Pochard, 12 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook (Bob Smith)
  • Woodlands Farm: Sparrowhawk, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)

Thursday 8th January 2015 Edit

  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: Common Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, c80 Teal in high tide roost (Ian Stewart).
  • Brent Reservoir: Very high water level so no mud - 3 Egyptian Goose, drake Pintail, 250+ Tufted Duck, 20+ Pochard, Green Sandpiper, 24+ Snipe, 2 Water Rail (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard, Pete Lowman)
  • Brookmill Park: Pheasant female, Mandarin drake (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: 20 Shelduck, 21 Tufted Duck, 222 Teal, 2 Redshank (Ian Stewart & John Archer)
  • Kensington Gardens: 8 Jackdaw on floor nr Palace - most for 47 yrs (HP&KG blog)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Firecrest, Coal Tit, 4 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Redwing (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Redshank SE, 4 Snipe, 1 Shelduck W, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Adam Salmon); Bittern right of WWF hide then flew to N side Sheltered Lagoon at dusk, 3 Pintail, Peregrine eating prey CX Hospital, Tawny Owl hooting from gardens near entrance (J. Wilczur, O. Dewhurst)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Egret, Snipe, Kestrel, Great Black-backed Gull over, 43 Meadow Pipit, 51 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 5 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 180 Jackdaw, 2 Grey Heron & 6 Canada Goose (Jon Ridge).
  • Staines Reservoir: South - Great Northern Diver, Black-necked Grebe; North - Scaup, Goldeneye, 3 Black-necked Grebe, Water Pipit east bank (Surrey BC, BirdGuides)
  • Stocker's Farm: 3 Stonechat (Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 13 Goldeneye, Great Black-backed Gull, 11 Siskin (Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Drake Scaup asleep on Lockwood, pr Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, pr Pheasant, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, probably 7 different Grey Wagtails across Lockwood/High Maynard/East Warwick & Coppermill Filter Beds (Adam Winstanley)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe 5th day on Heronry (Tony Brown)
  • Worcester Park: Peregrine Falcon over observers garden (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 7th January 2015 Edit

  • Bedfords Park: Little Egret lake, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Collared Dove, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 100 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 17 Redpoll (Colin Jupp via Essex Birdwatching Society BN)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail still present in North Marsh (John Gravatt/Andrew Haynes).
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam).
  • Colney Heath: 11 Siskin (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton).
  • Crayford Marshes: Female Marsh Harrier in from east & down to Rainham RSPB, Raven flew over Thames & landfill, c10 Shoveler, 50+ Teal, c10 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe on Thames, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 50+ Golden Plover, 15 Ringed Plover, c1000 Lapwing, c500 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, 2-4 Curlew, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Little Owl, 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, c30 Fieldfare, 5+ Redwing, Chiffchaff, Jay, 3 Reed Bunting - 66 species in 4 hours to 15.25 (Ian Stewart).
  • East India Dock Basin: Black Redstart on Thames path c200m west of basin, Kingfisher, 10 Shelduck, 21 Tufted Duck, c25 Teal (John Archer).
  • Fishers Green: Bittern fr watchpoint 1130 (BirdGuides)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Yellow-legged Gull 1w Serpentine am, 35 Shoveler, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Tawny Owl, 7 Jackdaw, 3 Coal Tit (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Kelsey Park Beckenham: Firecrest 1030 same place as Jo East on Monday 5th, probable escapees Cayuga Duck and white Am. Peking type duck at next bridge (Fred O'Hare).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Firecrest, Nuthatch, 3 Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 146 Coot (Hollow & Eagle), 17 Moorhen, Lesser Redpoll, Stock Dove, singing Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush (Stuart Fisher)
  • Mill Hill Park NW7: 2 Redwing (Xav)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, 4 Snipe, 121 Redwing, 13 Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 276 Jackdaw & 4 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Ferry Lane and tow path east: f Marsh Harrier, Curlew, 230 Black-tailed Godwit roost at Stone barges, 190+ Redshank, 8 Shelduck, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Rook (Stuart Fisher)
  • Rainham RSPB: 7+ Marsh Harrier (RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Woodcock flushed Leaf Yard Wd area 40, ad Great Black-backed Gull commuting W 0815 and Fieldfare N 0825 - Hill watch 07:35-08:30, ad Jackdaw on rugby pitch a41 - favours west side of Pk, Chiffchaff a2, 3 Blackcap; few G'crests since last wk's cold snap (RPBirders)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Shelduck, 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: immature Great Black-backed Gull (Andrew Self).
  • Shepperton Lock: ad Mediterranean Gull 1115 (Surrey BC)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, pair Peregrines, 15+ Goldfinch (Ian Stewart).
  • Staines Moor: Little Egret, 5 Stonechat and 3 Water Pipit (C Lamsdell)
  • Stanwell Moor: Buzzard and Jack Snipe (C Lamsdell)
  • The Commons LNR (Welwyn Garden City): Barn Owl (Keith Smith/Keith Dean via Herts BC) TL259110
  • Tyttenhanger Farm: 19 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Stonechat m in Crater Field adj to towpath shooed away by a stunning male sparrowhawk (Matthew C)
  • Wanstead Flats: 25 Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, m Bullfinch, 7 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 7 Pochard, 14 Gadwall, Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Richard Rae).
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Heronry, Little Grebe, 9 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Water Rail, Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail, 4+ Redwing, Kestrel (Nick Croft); Wigeon still 1 on the basin (Dan Hennessy)
  • Worcester Park: 3 Bullfinches, Fieldfare, 10 Redwing (Bob Smith).
  • Wraysbury GP: 16 Goosander, Smew m, Chiffchaff and Woodcock (C Lamsdell)

Tuesday 6th January 2015 Edit

  • Battersea Park: pr Egyptian Geese, 20 Gadwall 10pr, 6+ Shoveler 3+pr; slow removal of Gasometer (which usually had winter hunting Peregrine) & major work on Battersea Power Station seems to have reduced winter Peregrine sightings here (Michael Mac)
  • Bow Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 50 Redshank, 170 Teal in high tide roost (John Archer)
  • Broadwater Lake: ad Yellow-legged Gull, also m Goosander on R Colne (David Neal via Herts BC)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Song Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin: 13 Shelduck, 30 Tufted Duck, 34 Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Archer)
  • Hampstead Heath: c8 Lesser Redpoll South Meadow (MBS)
  • Headstone Moat: male Kingfisher - stunning views, Great Spotted Woodpecker & Coal Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Lamorbey Park: 4 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Tufted Duck, Greylag Goose, Kestrel, Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 4 Nuthatch, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay. (Eric Brown)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake/Holyfield Lake: drake Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 2 Bittern (in front of Bittern Info Point), 100+ Lapwing, Great Black-backed Gull, Bullfinch, Linnet (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 1-2 Lesser Redpoll, Redwing (Stuart Fisher)
  • Margravine Cemetery: pr Great Spotted Woodpecker courting (+ m drumming), Green Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mill Hill NW7: 2 Blackcap m&f (Steve Blake)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, 6 Snipe, 14 Fieldfare, 34 Redwing, 8 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Skylark over east, 85 Jackdaw, Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker & 5 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: m Little Owl h & seen on east side of Pk 1635 (RPBirders)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher at the eastern end of the Lake am, Sparrowhawk over and adult Great Black-backed Gull pm (Frank Nugent).
  • Scadbury Park: Tawny Owl hooting 15.38, Green Woodpecker, 2-4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Mistle Thrush, 30-50 Redwing, 15+ Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 4+ Jay, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart).
  • Staines Moor: Dartford Warbler still in SE cnr (Surrey BC)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, Water Rail, Red Kite, 4+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Pochard, 21 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, Skylark, 20 Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Common Snipe (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Heronry, 42 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, Redwing, Goldcrest (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)

Monday 5th January 2015 Edit

  • Ashley Pit (Cheshunt GPs): 4 Goosander 2m 2rh (David Booth per Herts BC)
  • Battersea Park: Peregrine past BP Station landing on nearby flats (Neil Anderson)
  • Brookmill Pak: Little Grebe, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Peregrine over Broadfield (CFBW blog)
  • Colney Heath: Siskin in flock of Goldfinch (Martin Searle via Herts BC)
  • Connaught Water: Red-head Smew [escape], 2 Mandarin drakes, 1 Stock Dove, Common Buzzard seen from Fairmead. (John Cadera)
  • Crayfordness/Marshes: Avocet, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 225 Dunlin, c180 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 64 Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 20 Wigeon 10pr, 24 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 16 Gadwall 8pr, Great Crested Grebe, Rock Pipit, pr Stonechat (Ralph Todd)
  • East India Dock Basin: Kingfisher, 10 Shelduck, 17 Tufted Duck, 130 Teal (John Archer)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff still - associating with common chiffchaff, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Little Egret, 12 Little Grebe, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 2 Jay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 7 Redwing, Long-tailed Tit. (Eric Brown, Peter Graham); 5 Bullfinch, pr Blackcap, 5 Goldcrest. (P Kite).
  • Kelsey Park: Firecrest hovering around bushes just left of first bridge Stone Park Avenue entrance 09:50, also 10 Mandarin Ducks 5pr, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Egyptian Goose and Herons on island. (Jo East)
  • Kensington Gardens: (lunchtime) Tawny Owl in usual roost tree, 14 Redwing on grassy avenue between Round Pond & Longwater, several Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch and Coal Tit - all new for year (Martin Honey)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: imm Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 59 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 18 Stock Dove, 50+ Rook, 3 Reed Bunting (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Firecrest, 3 Goldcrest at roost spot, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Redwing, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, Bittern, 5 Redwing (WWT website)
  • Mudchute: Little Egret over playing fields heading W (Richard Harrison).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 4 Little Egret, Little Owl from 15:42, 11 Snipe, 38 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 52 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 110 Jackdaw & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: m Blackcap Hill area 47, Redwing, Dunnock singing, 8 House Sparrow and Grey Wagtail Cumberland Basin nr zoo a27 (RPBirders)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher showing well at the eastern end of the Lake this morning (Frank Nugent); also drake Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self)
  • Southfields, SW18 (Girdwood Road): 8pm Tawny Owl heard kee-vic'ing in back gardens, first time in more than 11 years (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Short-eared Owl flushed from centre of moor, 5 Water Pipit at southern end of moor, 4 Stonechat, c20 Linnet and 2 Little Owls near Stanwell Moor. (Roger Morton). Hi Roger, can you tell me whereabouts the Little Owls were? Were they on Staines Moor itself? Thx, Lee Dingain.
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, m Scaup, Black-necked Grebe (Surrey BC)
  • Sunbury Cross: Peregrine sat on the old Chubb building by the M3 at 0800 (Tony Sweetland)
  • Trent Park: c25 Lesser Redpoll feeding in birches Nature Trail (Robin White per RM Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Song Thrush. (Dan Barrett)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: East Warwick - 2 Scaup (north end); No. 4 - Common Sandpiper; West Warwick - Kingfisher (James Palmer)
  • Wanstead Flats: probable Woodlark east over fairground with Skylark, decidedly smaller & different flight to the other lark, shorter tail & more rounded wings, didn't call & not refound [Woodlarks are usually solitary & no call...it could have been anything. Its not unusual for Woodlarks to associate with Skylarks (S.Robinson) Have to agree. Out of breeding season, certainly not unheard of for Woodlark to associate with other congeners (D. Barrett) I agree I have seen them with Skylarks in winter before (SF). In the autumn of 2011 we had a Woodlark associating with Skylark for several days - found by SF himself (NC) Well it's hard to respond to a 'gang' - so good luck with the record & well done with the Black-necked Grebe - No further questions. 8 Skylark,1-2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 20 Linnet, 3 Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, 2 Fieldfare, singing Mistle Thrush, 5 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, Little Grebe, Goldcrest (Nick Croft/Richard Rae); Kestrel (Ian Stewart)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe still on Heronry (Tim Harris); still present & showing very well on south side of Heronry c11.30 to myself & several other visiting birders, also 2 Egyptian Geese on cricket pitch by golf course, 8+ Shoveler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush on cricket pitch, 6+ Goldcrest, Jay (Ian Stewart); Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in churchyard off Overton Drive (Keith Marchant)

Sunday 4th January 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: first-winter Caspian Gull on east bank of reservoir from 13:47 to 14:09, then perched on CCTV installation in filter beds compound until 14:21, after which briefly returned to reservoir & then appeared to fly off north - first site record (Dominic Mitchell; also seen by Henry and Sarah Wyn-Jones and another unknown observer). Record shot will be posted on Birding London group on Facebook later. Why not post it here too?; also 2 Water Rails in north corner of Conservation Pond (Dominic Mitchell, Henry and Sarah Wyn-Jones).
  • Belvedere, Thames foreshore: Rock Pipit, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Ringed Plover (John Archer)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail (North Marsh), 1 Wigeon, 288 Tufted Duck, 28 Pochard, 22 Common Snipe, 4 Water Rail, male Bullfinch, Goldcrest (Roy Beddard, Stephen Posen).
  • Broadwater: 3 Goosander m 2rh on R Colne (B Norcott via Herts BC)
  • Bromley: Kingfisher Glassmill/Mill Pond (Skinner)
  • Bushy Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Goldcrest in Pheasantry Plantation (Dave Timms).
  • Cheshunt GPs: 4 Smew, Bittern, 4 Water Rail (Graham White via blog)
  • Crossness: Jack Snipe in north-easternmost field, 11 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Rail, 4 Yellow-legged Gull 2ad 3rd-w 2nd-wi, 44 Wigeon, 2 Filedfare, 100 Linnet, Kingfisher (John Archer)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Short-eared Owls (Neil Twyford/Alan Thomas)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Presumed Siberian Chiffchaff still on lake islands this morning at 10am (Martin Birch)
  • Gallions Reach: 12 Scaup downriver 09.05, Caspian Gull adult, Dunlin, 2 Curlew, Yellow-legged Gull 2w, Chiffchaff, 70 Linnet. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing well next to Bird Bridge, Kingfisher at Mixed & Highgate 1 & Vale of Health Ponds, c30 Redwing feeding on the deck in South Meadow (Frank Nugent).
  • Headstone Moat: male Kingfisher - perfectly perched, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, 2 Mistle Thrush & 2 Coot (Jon Ridge).
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Goldeneye (Tony Blake per Herts BC)
  • Holyfield: 21 Egyptian Goose, Pintail, 4 Goosander, Peregrine, Little Owl (Graham White via blog)
  • Home Park, Hampton Court: 2 Mediterranean Gulls both ads one with pink ring on right leg, larger gathering than previously incl 2000+ Black-headed Gulls many foot paddling for earthworms, 70 Herring Gulls, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 30 Common Gulls - all gulls flew off at 14.40, 25 Egyptian Geese (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Limehouse Cut: Kingfisher (John Ball).
  • London Wetland Centre: Goosander female flew E just before 10:00, Bittern, 3 Pintail, 2 Stonechat, 5 Snipe (WWT website)
  • Maple Cross: c60 Golden Plover field south of the estate (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley: 4 Gadwall, 192 Teal, 3f Pintail, 8 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, Woodcock, 7 Snipe, f Kestrel, m Peregrine, 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, 23 House Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Mercedes-Benz World (Weybridge): 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lapwing, 10+ Mistle Thrush (Simon West)
  • Mill Hill NW7: 2 Blackcap m&f, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Steve Blake)
  • Osterley Park: Coal Tit, 2 Collared Dove, Egyptian Goose, Goldcrest, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 34+ Jackdaw, Kingfisher on Garden lake, Little Owl, 3 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, 7+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 11 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl from 15:18, Kestrel, 11 Fieldfare, 16 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, Jackdaw, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker & Great Spotted Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir: 1 Red-necked Grebe. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Rainham RSPB: Avocet, 7 Grey Plover, Ruff all at Aveley Bay (Paul Hawkins via Twitter); 398 Black-tailed Godwit Stone Barges (David Darrell-Lambert via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: 70+ Cormorant at Heron_Is roost 0740, 2f Tawny Owl ['kewicking' N thru zoo toward canal 0655 & hooting on NW side of Pk 0705 - 3rd bird no longer roosting at Longbridge area 33], Pied Wagtail (RPBirders)
  • Rotherhithe: 22 Shoveler Southwark Park, Song Thrush, 15 House Sparrows, 8 Long-tailed Tits Russia Dock Woodland (Richard Bonser)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Shelduck, Pintail, Jack Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff (Graham White via blog)
  • St James's Park: Ruddy Duck (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): Kingfisher, Redwing heard in darkness (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit, 2 Little Egret, Snipe, Stonechat (Martin Twycross); 2 Goosander, 55 Wigeon, Kingfisher (Twitter via Dominic Pia); 4+ Water Pipit (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Water Pipit, Great Northern Diver, Scaup, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Goldeneye (Martin Twycross); 2 Redshank, 16 Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare (C.Beazley & S.Nicholls)
  • Stocker's Lake: 21 Goldeneye 4m 17f (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Swanley Park: 2f Shoveler, Grey Heron, Coot (rare here), Tawny Owl calling 3.30am (Andy Meaton)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Marsh Harrier, Raven, Little Egret, Peregrine, 5 Water Rail, Grey Plover, Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 53 Dunlin, Turnstone, Stonechat, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff & 2 Bearded Tit, also Blackcap at Swanscombe Station (Andrew Self)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 3 Teal, c150 Common Gull (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Water Rail (near Marina), m Stonechat (North Marsh) (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: West Warwick 2 Scaup (north end) (per Pete L); 1 Scaup, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Kingfisher (RO)
  • Wanstead Flats: 22 Linnet, 2+ Lesser Redpoll, f/juv Bullfinch, 5 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, Little Grebe (Jub), Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe - showed down to 2 feet in the morning but then spent most of the afternoon on the southside of Heronry, Little Grebe, 30+ Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, 6 Shoveler (Heronry & Shoulder of Mutton only), Meadow Pipit, Treecreeper (Bush Wood), Water Rail (The Aldersbrook) (Wanstead Birders et al)
  • Whitewebbs Wood: Mandarin Duck, Red-legged Partridge, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Song Thrush (Phil Rhodes)
  • William Girling Reservoir: Goldeneye, 7 Black-necked Grebe (Graham White via blog)

Saturday 3rd January 2015 Edit

  • Beddington SF: Little Gull 1w main lake till 0915 (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self).
  • Danson Park: 5 Egyptian Geese, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart).
  • Dartford Marshes: 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Andrew Lawson via Kent OS); 2 Caspian Gull ad 1w on flood off Bob Dunn Way (Barry Wright via Kent OS/BirdGuides)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff still on lake islands (BirdGuides)
  • Headstone Moat: female Sparrowhawk hunting in the drizzle (Jon Ridge).
  • Holmethorpe SPs: red-head Smew still on Mercer's Lake north end (Neil Randon via HSP blog)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 3 Pintail, 70 Lapwing (WWT website); Yellow-legged Gull 1w (J. Wilczur); 8 Mandarin in with collection, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Common Snipe (Martin Honey)
  • Pinner: 8 Stock Doves on back lawn - resident flock, 2m Blackcap on feeder 08:30 (Richard Francis).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, Little Owl at 16:20, 6 Snipe, 37 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, 10 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 64 Magpie, c220 Jackdaw & 19 Collared Dove (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: m Common Scoter off pier am - permit only (Marek Walford/Russell Ness via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 100 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff (per ELBF)
  • Richmond Park: 10 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): Male Shoveler on lower lake again, 2 Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 8+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Stratford (Westfield): c60 Pied Wagtails flying in to roost in ornamental trees on covered walkway 'Four Dials' (G Sutton)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - drake Scaup with Tufted Duck SW end, pr Goosander, 3 Goldeneye; No4 - 2 Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler; No5 - 7 Goldeneye; East Warwick - pr Pheasant, pr Stonechat, 2 Goldeneye (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: Bullfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 5+ Linnet, 4 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, Kestrel, 5+ Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Slavonian Grebe showing ridiculously well on Heronry (Nick Croft per SF), 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, Siskin, Wigeon, Fieldfare (Wanstead Birders) Tony Brown's pics here http://wansteadbirding.blogspot.co.uk/ & http://www.thecowboybirder.com/

Friday 2nd January 2015 Edit

  • Beddington SF: Mediterranean Gull, Woodcock, Garganey (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Bentley Priory: 2m Goosander on lake, House Sparrows at North End of Masefield Avenue best numbers for years (Richard Francis).
  • Broadwater: Siberian Chiffchaff behind & to the west of yacht club, also 20+ Common Chiffchaffs including several abietinus. (Roger Morton)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, 2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Redwing, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: adult Mediterranean Gull again on lake early a'noon, also 5 Herring Gulls, 250 Black-headed Gulls, 15 Tufted Ducks and 26 Egyptian Geese (Richard Bonser)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Stonechat (R Bell)
  • Crossness: Marsh Harrier fem hunting over paddocks then flew E 14:15, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls 2ad near-ad 2nd-w, Rock Pipit, Greenshank adult, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, also 2 Pochard and c60 Tufted Ducks Southmere (John Archer and Richard Bonser).
  • Dagenham Chase: Shelduck, 10 Golden Plover (Steve Drake & Steve Bacon per ELBF)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail; third-party report of Water Rail showing well on first bend of river north of railway (Neil Batten).
  • Hampstead Heath: 22 Lesser Redpoll Parliament Hill, Water Rail showing very well next to Bird Bridge, female Kingfisher at the Mixed Pond again (Frank Nugent).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Shelduck, f Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Barn Owl, 3 Water Rail, Little Egret, 3 Fieldfare (Dave McGough per ELBF)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh: 4 Smew incl 2 ad males (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Traffic Island: Little Egret, Water Rail, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, 6+ Long-tailed Tits, 2 Wrens, 2 Robins, 2 Blackbirds, 2 Dunnock, 3 Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit...but alas no Reed Warbler! (Ken Murray)
  • Lion Gorge: pr Bullfinch, 25 House Sparrow (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 3 Pintail, 67 Teal, 62 Lapwing (WWT website)
  • Pinner: Little Egret along Pinn at Cranbourne Drive (Richard Francis).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Owl at 15:57, Little Egret, 8 Snipe, 42 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 26 Redwing, Fieldfare, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one drumming), Green Woodpecker, 7 Stock Dove, 32 Jackdaw, 12 Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Knot with Redshank on foreshore by barrier 0945 (ELBF via Twitter); Caspian Gull 2w and 3 Yellow-legged Gull on tip (Paul Hawkins via Twitter); Grey Plover Aveley Bay, 2 Marsh Harriers and Buzzard Silt Lagoons (Ian Bradshaw); f Merlin, Caspian Gull 1w, Cetti's Warbler (per ELBF)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: m Sparrowhawk, Jay, 5 Redwing - expected spp missed y'day, also m Peregrine again SW past lake 1135 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Short-eared Owl over Broomfield Hill at 09.37, 2 Bullfinch south side of Sidmouth Wood (R.Herbert)
  • Rotherhithe: Kingfisher, 4 Goldcrests and c10 Long-tailed Tits Russia Dock Woodland, 31 Tufted Ducks Surrey Water, 23 Shovelers Southwark Park (Richard Bonser)
  • St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck, Red-crested Pochard (Andrew Self)
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • South Ealing Road Park: 8 House Sparrow (Richard Woolley).
  • Staines Moor: Dartford Warbler on east side of river Colne viewed from concrete bridge after it called, Water Pipit south of concrete bridge, Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff by stream on east side (Ian Stewart); Red Kite, 2 Water Pipit (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoir: Snow Bunting still (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter), Great Northern Diver S basin, 2 Black-necked Grebes N basin 1 close in SW corner, drake Scaup on N bank of N basin, 15+ Goldeneye, Fieldfare on bank of King George VI Res (Ian Stewart)
  • Tottenham Marsh: Goosander, Little Egret, Peregrine, Water Rail, 2+ Chiffchaff (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: drake Scaup on No 4; Common Sandpiper on No 5; 1 Goosander north to Banbury; 3 Snipe 2 on East Warwick & 1 on West Warwick; 3 Chiffchaffs, 8 Goldeneye, 3 Stonechats - 58 species on the first day the reservoirs were open in 2015 (Mike Messenger & David Bradshaw)
  • Walton Reservoir: 6 Black-tailed Godwit briefly (Surrey BC)
  • Warren Gorge: 2 Kingfisher, Water Rail, 2 Little Egret, 26 House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Fieldfare, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker (Ruth Garnes per ELBF)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Egyptian Goose, 22 Common Gull, Fieldfare, c22 Meadow Pipit (Rob Ayers per Scrubs Twitter)
  • Yiewsley: 1 Mistle Thrush singing Trout Road (Roger Dewey)

Thursday 1st January 2015 Edit

  • Bedfords Park: 4 Pheasant, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch (Colin Jupp via Essex Birdwatching Society BN)
  • Brent Reservoir: 53 species including 6 Egyptian Geese, 2 Ruddy Duck, 5 Water Rail, 21 Snipe & 3 Bullfinch (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the saltings near Erith yacht club, 8 Mute Swan, 40+ Teal, 2 Gadwall, 8+ Little Grebe, 60+ Golden Plover, 100+ Lapwing, 300+ Dunlin, 20+ Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 3-4 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Stonechat (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness - Thames and Foreshore: Great Crested Grebe, 32 Cormorant, 23 Shoveler, 13 Shelduck, 610 Teal, 106 Gadwall, 24 Wigeon, 28 Mallard, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Redshank, 117 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 386 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Peregrine. (Ralph Todd)
  • Crossness Reserve: Shoveler, 12 Gadwall 6pr, 14 Mallard, 52 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Wigeon, c100 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 52 Stock Dove, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 32 Chaffinch (a single flock). (Ralph Todd)
  • Dagenham Chase: 60 spp incl Little Egret, Peregrine, 2 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 House Sparrow, 5 Bullfinch (per DC website)
  • Danson Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 66 Canada Geese, 3 Egyptian Geese, 172 Coot, Peregrine, 494 Black-headed Gull, 61 Common Gull, 49 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Goldfinch (single flock), c900 Ring-necked Parakeet at roost (Ralph Todd).
  • Digswell Meadow: Little Egret (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Ewell: Hogsmill Open Space - 1 Little Egret (later between the mills), 1 Water Rail, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Gale)
  • Finsbury Park: 1 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, c70 Starling, 7 Common Gull, 10 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 4 Pochard on boating lake. (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff on middle island 12.40 keeping low & elusive, Firecrest at north end of North Cray Wood, 6+ Gadwall, female Shoveler, c10 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing, Chiffchaff, 6+ Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2+ Treecreeper, 5+ Jay, Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart); Siberian Chiffchaff still present 2pm in 3rd clump shrubs east of five arches. (Tom Clarke)
  • Gunpowder Park: Goosander, Skylark, Meadow Pipit (James Palmer)
  • Hampstead Heath: 19 Lesser Redpoll and a Chiffchaff feeding in the trees around Vale of Health Pond, Water Rail from Bird Bridge, Kingfisher at Mixed Pond, 22 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 9 Common Gull, 20+ Redwing, 4 Fieldfare (Frank Nugent).
  • Harold Wood SF: Gadwall, 10 Teal, 8 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, Great Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler (per ELBF)
  • Harrow School Fields: 1 Red Kite, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Redwing, mixed flock of c400 Black-headed Gull and Common Gull (Michael Robinson)
  • Highgate Woods: 2 Bullfinch m f, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Paul Angus)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 69 spp incl Shelduck, Goldeneye, Smew, 2 Little Egret, 6 Jack Snipe, 52 Black-headed Gull (Gordon Hay & Ian Kehl via HSP blog)
  • Hooks Marsh Lake, Lee Valley Park: Smew (several present - saw only 1 male due to limited time), 1 male Goosander (Phil Rhodes); 4 Smew 2m 2f, 3m Goosander incl 1 on river nearby, 3 Lesser Redpoll (Davey Leach); Little Egret, drake Smew (Friday Lake), pair of Goosanders in flight and roosting Bittern from 70 Acres Lake watchpoint (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Kensington Gardens: Grey Wagtail Round Pond (HP&KG blog)
  • Kidbrooke Village: Water Rail Sutcliffe Park, 10 Meadow Pipit Castor Park (Conrad Ellam)
  • Lea Valley (Holyfield Farm area): Hawfinch flew through landed briefly near farm 11.45am then flew N toward Nazeing, 4 Yellowhammer, Little Owl, Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk. (Davey Leach).
  • Little Britain Lake, Cowley: 1 Heron on nest in heronry, 1 Little Egret flying over 30min pre-dusk visit. (Roger Dewey)
  • London Wetland Centre: A rather frustrating 49 species for the day including Bittern (one of two seen today), 3 Pintail m 2f, Chiffchaff, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Mandarin, 4 Egyptian Geese, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Stonechat m f; others seen but not by me included Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, Jackdaw (Martin Honey)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 21+ Magpie (site record), 6 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mill Hill NW7: 2 Blackcap m f, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Steve Blake)
  • Oaklands nr St Albans: 45 Golden Plover over lge field opp Wickes store (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Osterley Park: 7 Common Gull, Cormorant, 4 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Herring Gull, 39+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, Little Grebe, Little Owl, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtail, 19 Redwing, 8+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 20 Shoveler, Teal (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, 7 Snipe, Kestrel, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 87 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 62 Jackdaw, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, 6 Stock Dove & a Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Elizabeth Park: 8 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe and a Kingfisher (Harry Harrison)
  • Rainham RSPB: 84 spp incl 51 Pintail, 3 Marsh Harrier, pr Peregrine, 4 Water Rail, 62 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 1200 Lapwing, 12 Ringed Plover, 8 Curlew, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 1000 Dunlin, Spotted Redshank, 72 Redshank, 31 Snipe, 7 Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Raven, Bearded Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 38 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 8 Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipit, pr Bullfinch (RSPB); Dark-bellied Brent Goose, ad Caspian Gull, pr Bearded Tit (per ELBF)
  • Rammey Marsh: 15 Mute Swan, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting (James Palmer)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 51 spp incl Shelduck, single Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe after ice, 2 Kestrel [m Hill a48 & f Pk a32], m Peregrine E over Marylebone Grn a15 at 1250, Jackdaw, Blackcap, m House Sparrow briefly nr Wetland Pen fdr a32 am - rare away fr zoo, Redpoll (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Kingfisher Upper Pen Pond (Steve Woolfenden); Common Buzzard, 2 Stonechat (Joe Taylor)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 2 Little Egret (1 Lido 1 golf course), 6 Redwing (LNR) (Neil Anderson)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: male Bullfinch (James Palmer)
  • Sidcup DA15: Peregrine caught Parakeet over King Georges Park 08.33 my first witnessed kill by this species (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, Greylag, c60 Canada Geese, Greylag x Canada Goose, male Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, singing Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, 6+ Goldcrest, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Peregrine, Fieldfare in Oak opposite briefly am (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit, 10 Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff (Jim & Tony Sweetland)
  • Staines Reservoir, 3 Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Scaup (Jim & Tony Sweetland)
  • Stanborough Lakes: 21 Little Egret in to roost by 1630 (Anthony Dorman via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 16 Goldeneye 6m 10f (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: adult Yellow-legged Gull (TB per TeRNS)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Kestrel, c35 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, Bullfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, Kestrel, 4 Teal, c150 Common Gull, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Eurasian Teal pr, Woodcock (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: main GP - 2 Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (David Booth via Herts BC)
  • Valentines Park: 41 spp incl pr Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, 'Valentino' the Mediterranean Gull, Kingfisher (Gideon Knight blog via Facebook) The Early Worm
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Red Kite flew SW 11:53 hrs, Corn Bunting, 18 Yellowhammer, 2+ Reed Bunting (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Waltham Abbey town centre: male Kingfisher, female Blackcap (Simon Papps)
  • Wanstead Flats: Fieldfare, 3 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Wigeon, Great Crested Grebe, Siskin, Nuthatch (Wanstead Birders)
  • Watercress LNR nr St Albans: Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff along R Ver, 30+ Siskin, 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC) TL152063
  • West Hyde: 50 Golden Plover (Paul Hyde/Chris Sharp via Herts BC)
  • Wormley: Hawfinch over house Wormley West End (Graham White via Herts BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Canada Geese feeding at the athletics stadium (Charlie Farrel)


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