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Thursday 22nd June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine perched on antenna of Palace transmitter at 19:00 (Bruce Carson)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Little Egret, 38 Lapwing (James Palmer)
  • Eastcote (Abbotsbury Gardens): Red Kite over at 14:11, Goldfinch, House Sparrows & 2 Swift (Jon Ridge)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Singing Blackcap early am, 30+ Swift & Regulars. (Samuel Levy)
  • Fishers Green: Oystercatcher (James Palmer)
  • Guildhall EC2: Black Redstart male (Nick Senior). Nick, was this a full adult male? or a grey bird? - (It must have been at least halfway to adult status if it was male - JR) Thank you - Charles Fentiman. A classic adult male and has been in the vicinity for 3 weeks NS - Nothing wrong with that - excellent work all round : ) JR. Thanks, it helps identify individuals in the area CF.
  • Hackney Marsh, River Lea: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer (Marcin Kempa)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 19 Common Swift pm (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: m Shoveler, 67 Gadwall - including a new brood of 13 young, 3 Teal, 3 Pochard - a brood of three still surviving, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 2 adult Little Ringed Plover - pair making their third breeding attempt, 13 adult Lapwing, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Tern visited briefly, Grey Wagtail over (J.Wilczur)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite low north at 12:44, 3 Swift & 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Richmond Park, Pen Ponds: 1 Red Kite, 6 Swift, c6 Common Tern, 4 Mandarin (Phil Bull)
  • River Thames, Tower Bridge - Rotherhithe: House Martins at Butler's Wharf and in Rotherhithe, several Coot on river plus mixed flock of 18 Canada and Greylag Geese (John Colmans)
  • Westminster Abbey: 3 Peregrines perched on roof at 8:30am hence no Black Redstart (Michael Mac)

Wednesday 21st June 2017Edit

  • Barnes, Lonsdale Road Reservoir: Egyptian Goose, 4 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 Mandarin, 17 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 5 pairs nesting Black-headed Gull, minimum 4 pairs nesting Common Tern with at least 3 downy young but very difficult to count, 6 Reed Warbler. (R.Kaye)
  • Bexley DA5 (Upper College Farm): male Pheasant, Little Egret E 20.50, 2 Skylark inc singer, 5+ Swift, Grey Wagtail, 5 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff - all warblers singing, 6+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Brent Reservoir: Redshank on E Marsh, 1, possibly 2 Lapwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler - (viewed from viewing platform on N Shore (Bill Haines)
  • Grovelands Park: 3 Great Crested Grebe pair and 1 chick (2nd brood), 5 Mute Swan pr and three cygnets, 5 Egyptian Goose pr and three goslings, 5 Mandarin Duck 2m 2f and 1 young, male Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, male Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck 7m 2f, juvenile Green Woodpecker, male Beautiful Demoiselle (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite low north-east at 12:23 (Jon & Valerie Ridge), Common Buzzard south-east at 11:30, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Pied Wagtail, Coal Tit, 4 Goldfinch & 9 Swift - I thought I heard a Siskin fly over before I told myself to stop being ridiculous. The temperature was notably 34.5 degrees at Heathrow today (Jon Ridge)
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: 2 Jay, 3m 1f Tufted Duck with brood of 4, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler sang for a few minutes mid morning. 5 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, (John Cadera)
  • Stoneleigh Station, KT17: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap and 1 Goldcrest all singing am (Neil Batten)
  • The Ridgeway, Mill Hill: Sheepwash Pond - 4 Canada Geese + 8 Goslings, 2 Mallards + 9 ducklings, Coot + Cootling (Samuel Levy)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: c3 singing Blackcap. 2 Emperor Dragonfly (m&f), Large Red Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly. 2 Ringlet, 2 Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and 3 Comma Butterfly (Charlie Farrell)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Tern, 2 Shelduck, 3 Black-headed Gull (Chris Farthing)

Tuesday 20th June 2017Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler (Magnus Andersson); 2 Lapwing plus Small Tortoiseshell (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Olympic Park: Great Crested Grebe on river Lea next to cycle circuit, Cetti's Warbler on Waterden rd pond (JW Davies)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite & Kestrel at 11:25, 3 Swift, 2 Coal Tit & 3 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Rainham Marshes: 5 adult Mediterranean Gull south 09:35, 8+ Yellow-legged Gull, 3 juvenile Black-headed Gull, 30+ Swift, 20+ Swallow (Dante Shepherd)
  • Richmond Park: Cuckoo, probably male, seen at 7:15 at the top of the tallest tree in Pond Plantation. (Phil Davies); Red Kite (J.Few); Reed Warbler (P.Redmond) Where are the Cuckoos being seen/heard? Thanks, Mat Hare. The other cuckoo was heard somewhere on the golf course (JW)
  • The Ridgeway, Mill Hill: Red Kite Drifting S 10:43. (Samuel Levy)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 m Tufted Duck (Long Pond), 2 Common Buzzard, 17 Rook, 12 Swift, 4 House Martin, 3 Bullfinch - many butterflies including 200+ Meadow Brown and 4 Marbled White (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Nuthatch, 6 Common Swift, 4 Mandarin, Common Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, Meadow Brown (many), Small Skipper, Marbled White, 3 Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Large White, Small Heath (Pete Lowman).

Monday 19th June 2017Edit

  • Belmont Open Space, Cockfosters / East Barnet, EN4: Young Tawny Owl(s) calling (Bob Husband)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit, House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: male Banded Demoiselle - my first of the year (Robert Callf)
  • Fulham Broadway: fresh Jersey Tiger in nearby garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Palmers Green: Hobby flew high E at 13:14 over Meadowcroft Road, N13 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Red Kite - one high east at 12:19 & one north-east at 17:20, Green Woodpecker, 14 Swift, Coal Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 juvenile House Sparrow on the feeders & a juvenile Great Tit in the 'bird bath' (Jon Ridge)
  • Richmond Park: 10 Common Tern - 5 nesting pairs with three young hatched so far, 2 Black-headed Gull, m Cuckoo, juv Grey Wagtail, Reed Warbler - singing from bracken area (J.Wilczur)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart singing on Westminster Abbey 08:00 (Andrew Self) [A query: when I posted a singing Black Redstart a few years ago, about 400 yards away from Westminster Abbey, in the trees over Milbank, my post was taken down within 24 hrs - I assumed because of the Schedule 1 status (although I had seen little danger because of the complex and very busy urban environment surrounding the location, which I assume is Andrew's view). Black Redstarts can have up to three broods a year. Is there a change in position regarding Central London sightings of Black Redstarts on London Birders? Angus Innes] Assuming this question can be answered, where exactly has the Black Redstart been seen? Thanks - Harringay Birder. Can we transfer this topic to the 'talk page' ? - there are a lot of issues here (JR) Thanks JR - however I am a bit of a computer simpleton, could you give me the link to the "talk page", I can't seem to pick it up. Angus Innes. - It is deeply confusing, as there appears to be several talk pages - scroll up & go into 'community' & click on 'forum', then second line down click on 'community portal', & scroll down to the bottom of the page - almost harder to find than 'Smurf Village!' (JR)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 8 Little Egret (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 18th June 2017Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self) 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, Redshank, 2-3 Cetti's Warbler East Marsh plus 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 50+ Marbled White, 40+ Ringlet (Roy Beddard, Bob Husband, NW London RSPB)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 3 singing Blackcap, House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • City of London, Angel St EC1A, Nomura Roof Garden: 2 Little Egret together over E then over Tower Bridge and beyond at 12:50. Black Redstart singing from Basinghall Street and Coleman Street, EC2 (Frank Nugent).
  • Eastcote (Abbotsbury Gardens): 2 Red Kite - one over at 12:31 & one north-east at 12:53, Long-tailed Tit, 10 House Sparrow & 11 Swift (Jon Ridge)
  • Frays Farm Meadows LWT: Grasshopper Warbler very vocal, 4 Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, Kestrel, Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, Cetti's Warbler (Dan Pinkham)
  • Hampstead Heath (11:15) Hobby low over the bowling green, Gatekeepers, Small and Large Skippers on wing. Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing at Hedge 1 (Pete Mantle)
  • KGV Reservoir: Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Mediterranean Gull (heard only), 2 Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • Kings Cross (Camley Street LWT): singing Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail by adjacent canal (Neil Anderson)
  • Kingston, north: Hobby (J.Wilczur)
  • Monken Hadley Common: 4 Mandarin Duck fem and three ducklings at Beech Hill Lake, 3 Green Woodpecker incl two juvs, 5 Treecreeper, 2 Marbled White (Robert Callf)
  • Oxleas Wood: 6 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, male Kestrel [with 2 young], Peregrine Falcon, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 10 Goldfinch, Stock Dove [pair], Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25+ Swifts, Jackdaw [pair], Song Thrush (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): 3 Red Kite - two high from 11:05 - 11:10 & one very low at 14:08, male Peregrine Falcon at 17:35, Kestrel & a late in the day Sparrowhawk at 20:23; also: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 12 Swift, Coal Tit & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Putney, SW15: 34 Herring Gull - on Dover House Road playing field (J.Wilczur)
  • Raynes Park: 14:00 fem Sparrowhawk again at 18:20 in stoop, 7 Common Swift, Stock Dove, Coal Tit carrying food, male Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Jay, Collared Dove, (NB: all the resident garden birds have successfully fledged young, inc: family of 5 Goldfinch, 7 Blue Tit, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Robin, Great Tit, Wren. No sign of Goldcrest anymore), Cream Wave Moth
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite - flew off S with prey, White Admiral butterfly (J.Wilczur)
  • Stoneleigh, KT17: Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch in The Glade. 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 6 Common Swift (Neil Batten).
  • Thornbury Park: Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull - First really large gull movement of the season, Peregrine 1m - following the gull movement, 220 Swift - presumably attracted by the flying ants,House Sparrow 1m - This is the third sighting in two weeks after a long absence, maybe another expansion attempt from the nearby Woodlands Estate. (Keith Beddow)
  • Totteridge Valley: Belmont Farm - Cormorant w 09:20 (possible first valley record this year...), 20+ Swallow (excluding 5 Swallows that fledged today, alot of empty nests around), 3 Collared Dove, 20 Swift, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Stock Dove, Red Kite E 11:00, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Common Buzzard, 2 Moorhen + 3 Ducklings on Belmont Farm Pond, 3 Singing Chiffchaff, 3 Singing Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Pheasant, Drake Tufted Duck S over Sheepwash pond 18:20. (Samuel Levy)     
  • Wanstead Flats: Lesser Whtethroat,4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 5 House Martin, 10+ Swift (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: (Dawn chorus walk for WREN Group bio-blitz weekend, 05:00): Reed Warbler, Lesser Whtethroat,8+ Whitethroat (including fledged young), 3 Nuthatch, Little Egret, flyover Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, Black-headed Gull, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, 3 House Martin, 20 + Swift, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft/TimHarris)

Saturday 17th June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret flew low down New River from Hornsey 12.00. Seen on E. bank of reservoir 12.05 (Greg Smith) 
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Blackcap 2m 1f, 2 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam) 
  • City of London, Angel Street EC1A, Nomura Roof Garden high in the sky: feeding birds included 2 House Martin, 16 Swift, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Starling bathing in the water feature, Peregrine, (Frank Nugent).
  • City of London, Coleman Street EC2: Black Redstart singing (Frank Nugent).
  • Eastcote (Abbotsbury Gardens): 15 Swift, Goldcrest & 12 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge)
  • Epping Forest, Chingford/Woodford/Powells: Goshawk meandering around high early afternoon, 2 Purple Emperors (A.Middleton, Laurence Drummond)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite north at 14:00, Common Buzzard over at 14:28 - departed south, female Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch heard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 18 Swift, Jackdaw, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove & 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Raynes Park: Sparrowhawk over at 18:10 - mobbed by 30+ Common Swift - departed south west (P.Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite, 2m Cuckoo, 3 juv Swallow - presumably hatched in Park (J.Wilczur); Hobby, 4 Common Tern, Stonechat pair & juv (Mat Hare)
  • Thornbury Park: Little Egret - First actual sighting on the ground, although it may have been flushed and then buffeted by the passing train. (Keith Beddow)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 37 Stock Dove, 23+ Swift, 8 Singing Blackcap, 36+ Rook in newly mowed cow field, 21+ Swallow, Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 19+ Singing Chiffchaff, Grasshopper Warbler, 14 Common Whitethroat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Singing Lesser Whitethroat, Linnet, Grey Heron, 11+ House Martin, Nuthatch, 38 Species seen. (Samuel Levy)
  • West Drayton: 2 Swift going under guttering of Victorian house - Swan Road. (Roger Dewey)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Kingfisher, Common Tern, 2 Shelduck, 6 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit family, Goldcrest family (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 9 Blackcap (including pair feeding 1 juv), Kestrel, 20 Swift, Coal Tit (only 3rd site record). Comma, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Marbled White and Small Skipper Butterflies (Charlie Farrell)

Friday 16th June 2017 Edit

  • Holly Hill Open Space, Brook St: Red Kite seen off by 2 Peregrine! 2 Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Chiffchaff (Donna Zimmer)
  • Brentford Lock: Common Tern (Michael Robinson)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Eastcote (Abbotsbury Gardens): both Swift & House Sparrow occupying the same property (Jon Ridge)
  • Charing X Hospital: Peregrine (Shailesh Patel)
  • City of London, Guildhall: Black Redstart singing c11.15 - 11.30(John Colmans) Sung again c5.00pm (Francis O'Sullivsn)
  • Fairlop Waters: Common Tern, Shelduck, Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Little Owl, Linnet. (Neil Twyford)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Little Grebe juvs, 22 Common Tern 12 adult 10 chicks, 6 Reed Warbler (John Bushell)
  • Guy Lodge Stables, Enfield: 7 Barn Swallow pair feeding five fledglings (Robert Callf)
  • KGV Reservoir: 2 Common Tern, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Hobby, Buzzard, Kestrel, 100+ Swift, Singing Lesser Whitethroat & Reed Bunting, Plenty of Swallows & Sand Martins. 1 - 1.40pm. (Davey Leach)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, House Martin, Shelduck & 2 Common Tern (Shailesh Patel), male Kestrel, 3 Shelduck, c50 Swift over river & hospital (Mat Hare)
  • Lonsdale Rd/Leg o' Mutton LNR: 6+ nesting Common Tern, singing Chiffchaff (Mat Hare)
  • Pinner (HA5): Common Buzzard over at 17:38, Sparrowhawk, 9 Swift, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Pied Wagtail & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Pinner (Streamside): Red Kite north at 15:01, Green Woodpecker, 2 Swift, 3 Goldfinch, singing Blackcap & Chiffchaff (Jon Ridge)
  • Rammey Marsh: 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Pheasant with 6 juveniles (Martin Shepherd)
  • Scadbury Park: 3 Red Kites 2 high NW together 16.00 & 1 low N-ish 17.06, Common Buzzard, 2 Pheasant, Swift, 2 Swallow, 2-3 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap inc juvs & singers, 5+ Whitethroat inc 2+ juv, 6+ Chiffchaff most singing (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15: Rook over S, singing Blackcap (Ian Stewart)

Thursday 15th June 2017Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 3 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Druid St SE1: Singing male House Sparrow, 3+ House Martins, 2 Peregrines (Paul Whiteman)
  • Edgwarebury Farm: 3 Skylark, Lapwing, 3 Linnet, Red Kite, Kestrel, 8 Barn Swallow, 2 Common Swift, Coal Tit (Simon Worsfold)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 2 Collared Dove (5th record this year smashing all previous year totals...) (Samuel Levy)
  • Oxleas Wood: please post sightings in the correct format (Admin)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Red Kite - one south-east at 11:23 & one west at 12:13, Sparrowhawk, 8 Swift, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 4 Jackdaw & 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Rainham Marshes: Garganey male, 4 Teal, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 1 Curlew upriver, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit briefly, 2 Caspian Gull 2cy & 3cy at Coldharbour Pt, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, male Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler Wenington Marsh (N Senior)
  • St James's Park: There are 2 Monarch butterflies flying in the Park, undoubtedly releases of course but still a spectacular sight (Frank Nugent).Hi Frank, during the course of my weekly butterfly survey in Hyde Park, I had close views of a single Monarch butterfly yesterday, Wed 14th June at around 12.30, would be great to know where it orignated from. First time I have ever seen one, spectacular sight as you say. (Dave Jordan); Glad you got to see one Dave. Some people release them at weddings, funerals etc. so maybe this could account for it. (FN)
  • Southwark Park: m Grey Wagtail on the lake mid-morning (John Cadera)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart still at Westminster Abbey (Frank Nugent).
  • Weybridge: 1 Red Kite over at 16:00 and another or same 16:16 (Lee Dingain).
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Tern, 2 Shelduck, 4 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit family, Goldcrest family (Chris Farthing)

Wednesday 14th June 2017 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 5 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam); Little Egret (Tom Moulton)
  • Camberwell New Cemetery: 10 Stock Dove(Bob Smith)
  • Eastcote (Field End Road): Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail & 4 Swift (Jon Ridge)
  • Enfield Lock, River Lea: 2 Kingfisher with 2 Juveniles at 06:00 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Teal flew SW over Parliament Hill at about 8.30pm (Tim Lincoln)
  • Lambeth: 1 Swift on BBS count in SW8 and 9 same as last few years - not enough! (Michael Mac)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: adult Great Crested Grebe on the Old River Lea next to the beds at 0830 - unusual here (Alastair Dent)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern, 1 Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Shoveler (WWT Website) 1 well-grown Lapwing chick on E side grazing marsh, 1f Sparrowhawk over, singing Blackcap (Martin Honey)
  • Oxleas Wood: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel [pair with 3 young], Common Whitethroat, male Blackcap, 7+ Goldcrest, 3+ Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Stock Dove [pair], 6 Jackdaw, 20+ Swift, 4 Goldfinch, Song Thrush, female Chaffinch (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite over at 17:20, female Sparrowhawk, 10 Swift, Coal Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit (juveniles noted), Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Primrose Hill: 2+ Buzzard (1S 1150 & 2E 1415 - 1 moulting flight feathers already), pr Kestrel still, 2+ House Martin (probably breeding south of Prince Albert Rd - local Hill colony may have failed) (Twitter)
  • The Ridgeway, Mill Hill: 3 Singing Blackcap, 2 Singing Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 20+ Swift, Coal Tit, 4 Stock Dove, Collared Dove. (Samuel Levy)
  • Southwark Park: Stock Dove, Chaffinch, 2 Blackcap, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, 8 Red Eared Terrapin (John Cadera)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart still at Westminster Abbey (Frank Nugent); flew from Jewel Tower area to Parliament buildings at 17:15pm (Michael Mac)
  • West Harrow: Whitethroat singing in allotment adjacent to tube station - my first locally this year (Alex Massey)

Tuesday 13th June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine Falcon, 0715, immature male on Palace transmitter (Bruce Carson)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Red-crested Pochard, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Teal, Garden Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 2 m Shoveler, Coal Tit, Black Swan, Brimstone, Comma, Common Blue, Marbled White, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Heath (S. Worsfold, M. Andersson) 
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam) 
  • City of London Guildhall, EC2: Black Redstart heard singing 1030 (Sash Tusa) 
  • Dollis Brook, Holders Hill: 3 Singing Blackcap, Singing Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 3 Swift, Ring-necked Parakeet (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Tern flew three times around Whitestone Pond at 1900 (Pete Mantle)
  • High Elms Country Park: 30+ Goldcest, 10+ Coal Tit, male Blackcap, Chiffchaff, male Chaffinch, 2 Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, 2 [pair] Treecreeper, (John Bushell Ron Turner)
  • Northolt Park: 10 Swift + Blackcap singing when I get up in the morning (Dan Pinkham)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite north-west at 15:24, 10 Swift, 4 Pied Wagtail & 6 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 5 Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Hobby, 2 juv. Little Grebe (P Kite)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart still at Westminster Abbey (Frank Nugent).

Monday 12th June 2017Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Swift, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Eastcote (Abbotsbury Gardens): Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift & at least 19 House Sparrow noted (Jon Ridge)
  • Enfield, Lea Valley Canal opp KGV Res: Hobby, 100+ Swift, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Lesser Whitethroat (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Redshank (1 chick seen pm), 2 Little Ringed Plover, brood of 4 Pochard, 2 Shelduck, 2 Common Tern, 1 Shoveler (WWT Website) 12 Mute Swan - 2 pairs with broods of 6 & 2 young, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 5 Pochard - female with 4 young, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, Hobby - hunting low over marsh, 3 adult Little Ringed Plover - including pair making second nesting attempt, 2 adult Redshank, 24 adult Lapwing - including two still nesting and a group of eight post-breeding birds - there had been 14 territories in the spring, 2 Common Tern, 84 Black-headed Gull - 42 nesting pairs with a few small young and a near full-grown one, 120 Herring Gull, Caspian Gull 2cy, Yellow-legged Gull 2cy, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, juv Pied Wagtail, 7 Carrion Crow (J.Wilczur)
  • Olympic Park: Greenway - 2 Little Ringed Plover (JW Davies)
  • Pinner (HA5): late Swallow north at 17:46, 5 Swift, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Jackdaw & 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 34 Stock Dove incl one juv, 4 Barn Swallow incl three juvs, male Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher (Dominic Pia-Twitter)

Sunday 11th June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: No sign of LRP today or yesterday. Highlight of WeBS 1 drake Aythya hybrid on Boating Lake, also 1 House Martin there and 1 Common Tern Wood Green Res (Gareth Richards)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler; also 2 White-letter Hairstreaks, 3 Marbled White (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 3 Swift, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford CP: Common Buzzard, Red Kite, c5 Common Whitethroat, c10 Blackcaps, 6 Swift, 2 Swallow, Chaffinch, Skylark (Wendy Marks)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Redshank (3 chicks), 2 Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, 1 Shoveler, 27 Gadwall, 14 Pochard, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Tern, 5 Mandarin Duck (WWT Website)
  • Mayflower Park: Peregrine on pylon (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner (HA5): Hobby over at 17:22, 7 Swift, 3 Pied Wagtail, Coal Tit & 3 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Rainham Marshes: Viewable from A13 - Marsh Harrier, Hobby. (Samuel Levy)
  • Rammey Marsh: Cuckoo singing by private fishing lake from 1715 (Neville Smith).
  • Raynes Park: 7 Common Swift, Kestrel (P.Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: singing Skylark (P.Redmond)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 10 Common Swift, 11 Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel hunting over gardens in The Glade (Neil Batten)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant calling, 1-2 Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 7 Stock Dove, 40+ Swift feeding over meadow, 5+ Skylark, family 7+ Swallow over meadow, Sedge Warbler, 2m Reed Bunting, pr Bullfinch, 2 Small Heath, Ringlet, 3 Four-spotted Chaser (Neil Anderson)
  • Tooting Bec Common: 1 Red Kite east at 17:30 (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard on and off over past 2 weeks)

Saturday 10th June 2017Edit

  • Borehamwood: Linnet on playing fields (Simon Worsfold)
  • Brent Reservoir: female Red-crested Pochard, Lapwing on nest, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler (Andrew Self, Andrew Verrall)
  • Foster Lane EC2: Black Redstart singing on the spire of St Vedast-alias-Foster and nearby rooftops (Frank Nugent).
  • Gresham Street EC2: Black Redstart singing on the spire of St Lawrence Jewry Church and nearby rooftops (Frank Nugent).
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe juv, 10+ adult Common Tern with 10 Chicks, singing Blackcap, 4+ singing Reed Warbler (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Horsenden Hill: pr Linnet, singing Reed Bunting, 4+ White-letter Hairstreak (1 showing down to inches on bramble blossom), Marbled White, 4 Small Copper (Neil Anderson)
  • KGV Reservoir: 5 Common Tern, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre (Barnes): Peregrine Falcon, Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Gadwall, Shelduck, Hobby, Pochard, Reed Bunting, Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler (Dan Keel)
  • Pimlico Gardens: Caspian Gull 2cy on moored barge, 1 Yellow-legged Gull - 4.20 (N Senior)
  • Pinner (HA5): 8 Goldfinch (juvenile noted), 5 Swift, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, 5 Herring Gull & 3 Pied Wagtail (juvenile noted) (Jon Ridge)
  • Oakwood Park: 22 Swift, 2 House Martin (Robert Callf)
  • Primrose Hill: Collared Dove S 0515, 15-20 Swift, but only 1 House Martin S 0535 - skywatch 04:40-06:40 (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: m Sedge Warbler still on territory in Rail Ditch / Old Boathouse reedbed (area 2) (Twitter)
  • St James' Park: Peregrine, Coal Tit (John & Janet Cadera)
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 2 Kestrel (pair) on and around the Cathedral plus 6 Swift over (Frank Nugent).
  • Stratford Olympic Park/Westfield: 2 singing Black Redstart, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler (Stuart Fisher)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 3 Common Buzzards, 5 Starlings, 27+ Swift, 6+ House Martin, 21+ Swallow, 10+ House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail ad & juv, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 14 Stock Dove, 19 Singing Chiffchaff, 7 Singing Blackcap, 14 Common Whitethroat, 5 Herring Gull, f Sparrowhawk, 2 Singing Goldcrest, Grey Heron, Bullfinch (heard), 10 Rook, Mandarin Duck. (Samuel Levy & Ian Ellis)
  • Wanstead Park: singing Cuckoo early morning (Sally Garland); 2 Grey Wagtail (Bob Vaughan)

Friday 9th June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Ringed Plover 2nd filter bed right of Thames Water entrance until 1130 at least - 1st site record since early 1990s (Bob Watts, Alan Gibson); Not seen at 14.40 (James Palmer); Flew to FB 4 near railway then back 2 and again flushed by workers c1400 (Henry Wyn Jones per Bob Watts) Present again 20:20-20:50 on 2nd filter bed (Gareth Richards, Bruce Carson, Dominic Mitchell)
  • Burgess Park: 12 House Martin, 4 House Sparrows, 1 Swift, pr Egyptian Geese & 5 goslings, Coot on 11 eggs (Michael Mac)
  • Charing X Hospital: 1 Peregrine (Shailesh Patel)
  • Dartford Marshes: Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Cuckoo (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dollis Brook, Holders Hill: Singing Chiffchaff, 4 Singing Blackcap, Song Thrush, 4 Nuthatch 2ad 2jv, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker ad&juv (Samuel Levy)
  • Euston: Black Redstart sang briefly from aerial at 112 Drummond St NW1 2HN (west of Euston Stn) 1140 then SE - first time obs'r has heard one here (Twitter) Used to breed at Kings Cross before developement there (NC)
  • Foster Lane EC2V: Black Redstart male singing on the steeple of St Vedast-alias-Foster lunchtime viewable from 1 New Change roof (N Senior)
  • Harlesden: Brentfield Rd/Hillside junction not far from Hindu Temple - a few White-letter Hairstreak out on 2 elms/sycamore beside traffic lights. Also well out in the Harold Hill area for Colin Jupp. Worth checking out elms if you are interested. (A.Middleton)
  • Kings George V reservoirs. 100s Swift, scores of Sand Martins. 2 or 3 juv Grey Wagtails.
  • Lilly's Wood, Chelsfield: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Jay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch - 07.30-09.00 (Jamie Fletcher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 4 Shelduck (2 flying north), 2 singing Chiffchaff (Shailesh Patel)
  • Mitcham Common: 1 Cuckoo singing briefly then flew North 12:29pm. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Rammey Marsh: Cuckoo (also heard yesterday), 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • River Pool Linear Park: 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush all singing (Tom Moulton)
  • Snaresbrook Station: Ring-necked Parakeet (Samuel Levy)
  • Tooting Bec Common: Reed Warbler still present at Lake in the evening, but mobile and no sign on Saturday (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart still at Westminster Abbey (Frank Nugent).
  • Winchmore Hill, N21: Little Egret flew NW over Woodberry Avenue at 17:25 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Woodford Green: Male Tawny Owl calling at 9.30 am, Common Tern over at 9.31 am, Male Kestrel 10.00 am, and Turtle Dove over at 1.35 pm. (Ken Murray)

Thursday 8th June 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little. Egret (Alan Gibson per Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Lapwing, 4 Common Tern, 20+ Swift, singing Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Haynes)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Goldcrest, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chiswick Bridge: Hobby heading upriver 11.30am (Peter Hart)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr, 5 Mute Swan pr and three cygnets, 5 Egyptian Goose pr and three goslings, 6 male Mandarin Duck - moulting into eclipse, male Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck 3m 1f, 4 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Nuthatch incl at least two juvs (Robert Callf)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 4 Shoveler (2 pairs), 2 Common Tern, 4 Shelduck, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Blackcap, 1 Peregrine (WWT Website)
  • New River Walk, Enfield to Theobalds: 15 adult Mandarins between Carterhatch Lane and Theobald's Park. 12 Mandarin 6m 6f on New River north of Carterhatch Lane including 3 stunning males. Females with young: f with 2y at Bulls Cross, f with 7y (3-4 days old) at Bullsmoor Lane and f with 4y at Theobald's Park. Total of 28 birds in 2 mile stretch of the New River (Mike Oakland)
  • Nunhead: Red Kite drifting north towards Peckham Rye 8.15am (Tom Smith)
  • Stoneleigh Station: 1 singing Blackcap, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Herring Gull (Neil Batten)
  • Richmond Park: 9pm Cuckoo heard (R Dunne et al)
  • Totteridge Valley: Sheepwash Pond - Coot + cootling, Moorhen, 6 Mallard, pr Tufted Duck, 4 Canada Geese + 8 goslings (Samuel Levy); and yes, cootling is accepted by dictionaries (AH)

Wednesday 7th June 2017Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: Red-crested Pochard f, Teal m, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 10 Common Tern, 100+ Swift, 20+ House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, Black Swan. Odonata: Common Blue Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Emperor Dragonfly, Broad-bodied Chaser. Lepidoptera: Holly Blue, Comma, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Small White, Meadow Brown and Burnet Companion (Francis O’Sullivan, Magnus Andersson)
  • Dollis Brook, Holders Hill: 4 singing Blackcap, Kingfisher upstream 07:03 (Samuel Levy)
  • Hyde Park: 8 Swift, 1 House Martin feeding over Serpentine 13:45 (James Hudson)
  • Kensington Gardens: Little Egret flew W over Long Water early afternoon (Bill Haines)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Shelduck, 2 Common Tern, 1 Shoveler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine (WWT Website)
  • Oakwood (Bramley Road, N14): 5 Goldcrest adult feeding 4 juvs, 3 Nuthatch adult and 2 juvs (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner (HA5): female Sparrowhawk, 3 Goldfinch & 2 Swift - hard work today : / (Jon Ridge)
  • Stave Hill: 3 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Long Tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush (John Cadera)
  • Southwark Park: 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, Goldcrest, 1 House Martin over the lake at 0845, 1 Red Admiral (John Cadera)
  • The Ridgeway, Mill Hill: Singing Blackcap, Swift, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Stock Dove. (Samuel Levy)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart still at Westminster Abbey (Frank Nugent)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Tern, 2 Shelduck, Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, Jackdaw, 3 Black-headed Gull (Chris Farthing)

Tuesday 6th June 2017Edit

  • Borehamwood: Red Kite over playing fields being mobbed by 2 Jackdaw (Simon Worsfold)
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green: imm Grey Heron, Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 7 Mandarin Duck female and six ducklings (at least 22 days old), 9 Tufted Duck 6m 3f, fem Pied Wagtail, 3 Blackbird m f juv, 2 Blackcap male and juv (Robert Callf)
  • Cassiobury Park: Little Egret (Geoff Young-Herts)
  • Clerkenwell (Faringdon Station): Grey Wagtail (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Grey Heron N 20:00 (Samuel Levy)
  • Harrow (Rayners Ln/ Dunster Way): f Sparrowhawk (Tim Rymer).
  • Leyton (Dunton Road): Gannet flew nnw towards w'stow reservoirs 20.10, looked 4cy / near ad (Jamie Partridge)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Tern, 1 Shoveler (WWT Website)
  • Pinner (HA5): 6 Goldfinch on feeding apparatus & 2 Swift (Jon Ridge)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Oysterrcatcher (Dominic Pia - Twitter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Gadwall, Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 100+ Herring Gull, Skylark, Linnet, House Martin, Swift (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Peregrine Falcon tiercel (not Hobby as tweeted), 20+ Swift, 2 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, newly fledged Chiffchaff family,  Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)

Monday 5th June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 House Martins 1745 Wood Green Res (Bob Watts). 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 juventiles. Cricket pitch, 13.00. No sign of Little Egret. Water level higher on reservoir. (Greg Smith)
  • Bankside SE1: 2 Oystercatcher up river at 06.35 (Simon Fogg)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: Great Crested Grebe, 8 Grey Heron (4 of 7 young fledged), male Pochard (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: No sign of the Garganey on North Marsh. 2 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 100+ Common Swift, 6 Common Tern, 6+ House Martin, pair Shoveler,15 Pochard (Bill Haines) pair Teal, pair Egyptian Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler, Black Swan (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Blackcap 2m 1f, singing Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dollis Brook, Holders Hill: 4 singing Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff, 2 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Eastcote (Field End Road): Grey Wagtail over & Pied Wagtail down to one foot (Jon Ridge)
  • Lakeside, EN2: Common Tern flew over, 8 Moorhen pr and six chicks (Robert Callf)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 30+ Swift, 1 Shelduck, 1 Common Tern, 2 Shoveler (pair) (WWT Website)
  • Mile End: Reed Warbler Ecology Pavilion reedbed (Bob Watts)
  • Oakwood Park: 26 Tufted Duck 7m 4f and 15 ducklings (two broods of 9 and 6), 9 Moorhen pr and seven chicks Conservation Pond (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner (HA5): Canada Goose heard flying over at 15:09 - first garden record here this century, 2 Swift & 3 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart still at Westminster Abbey (Frank Nugent).

Sunday 4th June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 House Martin, Common Tern Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Bexleyheath Shopping Centre: Red Kite over, very low fantastic views! 3 Buzzards over too (Donna Zimmer)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Garganey in North Marsh, viewable from public hide at 10.00, 2 Cetti's Warbler East Marsh, 2 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret (Andrew Self) female Red-crested Pochard in North Marsh 12.30 (Roy Beddard, Steve Leeke) Garganey still present 18:30 (Tim Rymer).
  • Chelsea Bridge: Caspian Gull 2cy at Westbourne River outflow, Yellow-Legged Gull 2cy (N Senior)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 8 Starling + 1Jv, 1st 3 Juv Greenfinch, 20+juv Blue Tit, 10+Juv Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker + 1Juv, + all the Regulars (Samuel Levy)
  • Hall Marsh scrape: Grasshopper Warbler singing S/W corner of marsh (Neville Smith).
  • Isleworth: Red Kite 0930, flying low and heading North [Les McCallum]
  • ‪KGV Reservoir: Sandwich Tern straight through heading North 0722, Oystercatcher (Neville Smith).
  • Mill Hill/Apex Corner : 27 Common Swift (Simon Worsfold)
  • New River Walk N1: Great Spotted Woodpecker pair + juv (Allan Stewart)
  • Orpington BR6: Red Kite over S at 16:00 (Stuart Williams)
  • Pinner (HA5): male Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 5 Swift, Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, Jackdaw, Jay, Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Plumstead: Red Kite over Woolwich 08:30 (Tim Rymer).
  • Raynes Park: 5 Common Swift, Red Kite over 08:55 travelling E in direction of Richmond Park (P.Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: Male Cuckoo calling and seen at Pen Ponds car park 2030 ( Phillip and Sherry Pentek)
  • St Paul's Cathedral: Red Kite over W at 15:40 (Frank Nugent)
  • Stratford: 3 Black Redstart, two showing very well at Westfield Shopping Centre 07:00-10:00 at least and a third perched on a nearby crane (Frank Nugent).
  • Thames Barrier Park: first summer Iceland Gull on river then flew west (Jamie Partridge ,Rich Bonser) pic here
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 3 ​Red Kite, 7​ Common Buzzard, 27+ Swift, 12+ Swallow, 9 Singing Blackcap, 13 Singing Chiffchaff, 2+ Kestrel, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 6+ House Martin, 7 Stock Dove, 6 Rook, Little Owl (Heard), 6 Pied Wagtail, Nuthatch, 2 Eygptain Geese + 8 Goslings (Angel Pond), Moorhen + 2 Ducklings (Darlands Lake), Coot + 1 Duckling (Sheepwash Pond) (Samuel Levy + Simon Worsfold); also f Linnet, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Tufted Duck (Long Pond) (Simon Worsfold)
  • Uxbridge Alderglade HWT: Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker would have made a photo, & Cetti's Warbler on a quick walk (Dan Pinkham)
  • Westbourne Park,Grand Union Canal:2 Peregrine,Grey Wagtail,3 Greylag Geese,2 Coots with young one with 5 Juveniles,one on nest with 3(?)v.young,Mute Swan with young on nest (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (David Jeffreys)

Saturday 3rd June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret again east bank Wood Green Res, also Peregrine (Gareth Richards, Bob Watts)
  • Barking Bay: Teal pair, 2 Red Kite over, Hobby over, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin race alpina, 2 Avocet briefly, 1 Caspian Gull 2cy, 2 Yellow-legged Gull 2cy, 3cy, 9 singing Skylark, 16 singing Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff late migrant, c.30 Linnet; bull Grey Seal (Nick Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: Drake Garganey, Red-crested Pochard f, Common Buzzard SW 12:10, Red Kite SE 09:55, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail 13:30, Little Egret 13:54 (Brent Birders)
  • Chelsea Bridge: Caspian Gull 2cy (same as yesterday); 270 Herring Gull, 28 Lesser Black Backed Gull and 6 Great Black Backed Gull between Lambeth and Chelsea Bridges (N Senior)
  • Devonshire Square, EC2M: 2 adult Grey Wagtail back and forth collecting insects (Frank Nugent).
  • East Barnet, EN4: 2 pairs of Swift (RSPB are asking members to record possible / actual nesting sites) (Bob Husband).
  • Eastcote (Field End Road): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge)
  • Enfield Chase Station: 2 Grey Wagtail adult and very recently fledged juvenile (Robert Callf)
  • Eynsford cricket Club : Red Kite low heading west 17.45 (Andy Meaton)
  • Greenwich: 2 Red Kite over West at c15.30. 2cy Yellow Legged Gull at O2 (Jamie Partridge, Dante Shepherd)
  • Lamorbey Park: Red Kite drifted north over the Dell, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker , Nuthatch (Ian Stewart /Mike Amos).
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite west at 17:05, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Swift, Coal Tit, Pied Wagtail & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Roderick Road-nr Hampstead Heath: 25 House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  • Royal Albert Hall: Red Kite went south 07:13 (Des McKenzie)
  • Sevenoaks KWT: 9+ Little Ringed Plover, 6+ Lapwing inc 3 juv, Redshank, 2+ Sand Martin, 2+ Reed Warbler, m Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Shirley nr Croydon: 6 Red Kites heading west 18:50 (Zoe Barklow)
  • Shoreham: at least 15 Red Kites heading W/NW mid pm inc 6 together (possibly 20+ birds in total), 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Garden Warbler Fackenden Down, 2 Yellowhammer W side Filston Lane (Ian Stewart)
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 2 Common Buzzard together drifting W at 12:15. Also a Kestrel on the dome of the Cathedral (Frank Nugent)
  • Strayfield Road, EN2: 5 prs Barn Swallow and 4 nests with young (Robert Callf)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 3 (2 1st-summers and 2nd-summer) Yellow-legged Gulls early a'noon (Richard Bonser)
  • Totteridge Valley: Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard (1 displaying), f Kestrel, 20+ Swift, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Lesser Whitethroat, Also 2 Painted Lady, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell (Ian Ellis) [a Small Skipper record this early in the year is very unusual, Ian; suggest Large Skipper or even Small Heath (Deb Jackson)].
  • Trent Park: 3 Blackcap, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, G S Woodpecker, Common Tern, Common Whitethroat, Speckled Wood. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Wallington Garden: 1 Red Kite NW, and another Kite south, probably Red Kite but it looked a bit odd. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Weybridge: Red Kite over Fortescue Road 17:20 (James Hudson)
  • Whitewebbs Park (Flash Lane Aqueduct/Cuffley Brook): 3 Grey Wagtail male, female - wearing a metal ring on right leg and very recently fledged juvenile (Robert Callf)
  • Wick Wood: Sparrowhawk, 4 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 5 singing Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff (Harry Harrison)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Tern, 2 Shelduck, Sand Martin, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail (Chris Farthing) 

​Friday 2nd June 2017Edit

  • Barnes Waterside Pond: 2 m Red-veined Darter, 7m 5f Tufted Duck, pr Mute Swan, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. (R.Kaye)
  • Brent Reservoir:3 Lapwing,2 Little Ringed Plover,Little Egret,3 m.Shoveller,1 fm.Shoveller,7 Common Terns (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Clissold Park N16: 2 Pochard broods of 3 & 4 (TeRNSorg twitter)
  • Connaught Water: 1 m Northern Pintail (Marcin)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, 3 male Reed Bunting (Neville Smith).
  • Fairlop Waters: Hobby, Sedge Warbler, 3 Barnacle Geese, 4 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 2 Willow Warbler, singing Cetti's Warbler, juvenile Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit 7.00-9.15 (Simon Worsfold + Mike Messenger)
  • Fishers Green: 3 Nightingale heard singing along path West of Bittern hide (Neville Smith).
  • Holyfield Farm: 3 Hobby two over Galley Hill Wood and one over Turnford Pits. Cuckoo calling from behind Holyfield Weir, Yellow Wagtail by cattle barns and wheat field (Neville Smith).
  • Lambeth Bridge: Caspian Gull 2cy, 86 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull (Nick Senior)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Pied Wagtail pair feeding recently fledged young in The Square (Neil Batten)
  • M1 Jct 5 (Bushey/Aldenham): 2 Common Buzzard + 2 Red Kite up over the junction (Samuel Levy)
  • M25 Jct 19 (Watford) to Jct 12 (M3 Jct 2): 5 Red Kite, 8 Common Buzzard, Swift, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, 2 Swallow, Shelduck - The plus side of getting stuck in traffic... (Samuel Levy)
  • New Covent Garden Market: male Kestrel hovering, very rare round here these days (Michael Mac)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Red Kite over from 13:03 - one of which moulting out inner primaries, 2 Common Buzzard - one east at 15:49 & one north at 16:00, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 9 Swift, Pied Wagtail over, 4 Goldfinch & 33 Ring-necked Parakeet over north between 05:30 & 06:00 (Jon Ridge)
  • St James's Park: Painted Lady (Frank Nugent); Gadwall pair + 8 ducklings, 5 Swift over, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 singing Reed Warbler; posted earlier and deleted (Nick Senior)
  • Sidcup: 3 House Martin nests, exact location withheld. First evidence of breeding attempt in Sidcup in 20+ years (Ian Stewart)
  • Southwark Park: 2 Little Grebe, 4 Blackcap, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, pair Egyptian Goose (John Cadera)
  • Surrey sector: 2 Nightjar (pair), 1 Woodlark, 3 Willow Warbler (David Campbell/Paul Goodman et al).
  • Tooting: Rose-ringed Parakeet (observer's name?).
  • Westminster: Black Redstart singing on Westminster Abbey 07:50 (Andrew Self); and a single Swallow over N (Frank Nugent).
  • Westbourne Park, Meanwhile Gardens: 1 Swift, 1 singing Blackcap, pr Pochard with 5 chicks, fem Mute Swan with 7 cygnets, 2 Coot still with 5 chicks on Grand Union Canal (Charlie Farrell)

​Thursday 1st June 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret (3rd day) still on north bank Wood Green Res 0640 (Bob Watts).
  • Brent Reservoir: pair of Peregrines soaring over res 09:15, Common Buzzard SW 11.45 (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clapham Common - Mount Pond: Reed Warbler (Dave Clark)
  • Covent Garden - Odhams Walk: House Sparrows breeding in flats complex with ivy Michael Mac). Conversation moved to Talk page.
  • Fir & Pond Woods near Potters Bar: 6 Treecreeper incl 2 juvs, Four-spotted Chaser (Robert Callf)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe juv, Sparrowhawk, 14 Common Tern, Sand Martin, 6 Reed Warbler (John Bushell)
  • Holloway Road/Hornsey Road: Peregrine sitting in the usual place high up on London Metropolitan Univ, preening from 6.00–6.15pm, then flew off towards Archway, but could have turned towards Woodberry Wetlands a short flight N-E (where it was last reported on 18 May) (Mavis Pilbeam)
  • Ladywell Fields: Little Egret, possibly the Brookmill Park bird (Conrad Ellam)
  • Lamorbey Park: Grey Heron, pair Mute Swan with 3 Cygnets, 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker incl one chick in nest hole, Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff , 2 singing Goldcrest, Coal Tit with fledgling, Nuthatch (Mike Amos)
  • Oxleas Wood: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker [one adult and 1young], Green Woodpecker, 30+Swift, 4 Coal Tit [family group], 4 Goldcrest, 3Kestrel [1m 2fm], 2 Common Whitethroat, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap [2m/1fm], Chiffchaff, 3 Treecreeper [family group], Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk [m], 3 Stock Dove (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Green Woodpecker, 5 Swift, Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch & 7 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge)
  • Stoneleigh Broadway KT17: 23 Common Swift (all local breeding birds), 1 singing Blackcap. 13 Herring Gull e (Neil Batten).
  • Tarzy wood (Wanstead High St): Goldcrest behind war memorial, in wood, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Jay, Magpie, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker, Speckled Wood. 7.30-9.00am (G.Gram).
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, Swift, 4 Swallow, also 2 Painted Ladies and Brimstone (John Colmans); also Belmont Farm end: 20+ Swallow, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Collared Dove, 27 Stock Dove, Pheasant, singing Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, m Sparrowhawk, 2m 1f 1jv Pied Wagtail, 3 Swift, Herring Gull. Sheepwash pond: 4 Canada Geese + 8 Goslings, 2 Coot + Duckling, 3 Grey Heron (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Lesser Whitethroat singing along the railway line N of the boardwalk, Reed Bunting and 3 Sedge Warbler on Bomb Crater Field [tel:[tel:[tel:[tel:0900-0930 0900-0930] 0900-0930] 0900-0930] 0900-0930] (Alastair Dent) paddocks: 29 Stock Dove, 6 Linnet, 2 Common Whitethroat, Little Egret, Mistle Thrush 20.00-20.30 (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Buzzard, pr Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 5 House Martin, 10+ Swift, at least 5 Little Grebe, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 singing Skylark, singing Meadow Pipit, Coal Tit, medium sized bat having a drink before going back to roost (I suspect Daubenton's), Painted Lady (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Reed Warbler, 2 House Martin, 20+ Swift, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Painted Lady (Nick Croft)
  • Westminster: Black Redstart still singing in Parliament Square at 08:15 (Frank Nugent).
  • Whitehall, SW1: pr of Egyptian geese on grass by MOD building, also 28 Starlings inc juveniles (Dave de Silva).

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