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Friday 28th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yesterday, August 27th, car keys found near cricket scrub; contact 07961 714 421 for retrieval.

Thursday 27th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Wryneck still; also 3 Whinchats, 3 Common Redstarts, Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler (Bob Watts, Gareth Richards, Henry Wyn-jones, David Callahan). Car keys found near cricket scrub; contact 07961 714 421 for retrieval. Wryneck still 6pm in cricket scrub, also 1w male and female Common Redstarts (Bob Watts, Dawn Painter et al)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 4+ Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 15+ Long-tailed Tit (John Archer).
  • Brent Reservoir: Afternoon visit Egyptian Goose, Ruff, 2 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 3 Swift, Swallow, 32 House Martin, 7 Sand Martin, 2 Spotted Flycatchers Woodfield Park hedge, Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinches (Steve Leeke, Andrew Verrall)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Whinchat landfill, 6 Little Egret, 15+ Ringed Plover, 12+ Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 14 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, 3 Swift, 20+ Sand Martin, 300+ Swallow heading for roost at Erith yacht club, 2+ House Martin, 5 Meadow Pipit, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Park: Hobby, female Common Redstart, 1 Willow Warbler (Joe Beale)
  • Hackney Marshes: 4+ House Martins feeding near the canal at 17:00 (Alastair Dent)
  • Leyton Flats: Hobby hunting and Buzzard over north 15:50. Sparrowhawk, 2 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall. (Joe Dickens)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 1 Common Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 120 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin, 11 Swift (Website); Lesser Whitethroat, several juv Blackcap (Catherine Beazley)
  • Mill Hill NW7. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (male) taking interest in garden feeders (Steve Blake)
  • Mudchute Park: 1 male Redstart, 1 male Wheatear, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 11 House Sparrow, 8+ Monk Parakeet (N P Senior) Whereabouts was the Pied Flycatcher, Nick? - yesterday was in the open paddocks north of allotments this morning in trees above the Pygmy Goat pen then flew towards allotments - Nick. Thanks! Pied Flycatcher still present 13.00-14.15 at least in paddocks N of allotments along the fence line, very active from the low branches of oaks and occasionally on the ground, also seen fighting with one of two Common Redstarts , 4-5 Spotted Flycatcher in same area but closer to allotments, 1+ Willow Warbler, 5+ House Martin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, poss Garden Warbler (Ian Stewart and John Archer)
  • North Wembley: c60 mixed gulls flew off warehouse roof at 11.00 + then Red Kite flew low over followed by Crow (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: Whimbrel flew SE (M.Lewis per JW)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Willow Warbler in garden briefly, 3 Swift SW (Ian Stewart)
  • Southfields (SW15): Tawny Owl calling somewhere close to the back garden at 22.40 (Martin Honey)
  • Tottenham Marshes (East marsh): 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 5+ Willow warblers, Kingfisher (Lol Bodini)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Adult male Common Redstart Horse Chestnut glade 1315 at least - site first record for me watching site for 10 years, also Spotted Flycatcher nearby, 2 Lesser Whitethroat in vicinity of redstart, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps (Bob Watts, Paul Barham, Roger)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddocks at 07:30: 1 Wheatear, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Kestrel (Alastair Dent) all still present at 16.30: cow field - at least 4 Whinchat, Pheasant (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Common Redstart, 6 Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 + Willow Warbler, 2 Sand Martin, House Martin, 4 Kestrel, 7 Gadwall, Pochard (Wanstead Birders), Hobby, Common Buzzard, 2 Whitethroat, 8 House Martin (Steven Robinson)

Wednesday 26th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Redstarts, including 1 ad male, in cricket scrub, but elusive, 2 Whinchats along southern and western perimeter (Bob Watts, Gareth Richards); Wryneck flew up from perimeter into small oak then into Cricket Scrub, plus still 2 Whinchats, female Common Redstart, Jackdaw, Nuthatch, Peregrine Falcon (David Callahan); plus Spotted Flycatcher (Ian Lycett); Wryneck still present in cricket scrub mid-afternoon (BirdGuides.com). Last knockings: no sign of Wryneck, 3 Whinchat, 2 Common Redstart, plus 2 Northern Wheatear reported earlier on filter beds (Gareth Richards) 2 Swallows Boating Lake (Henry Wyn-Jones); Wryneck appeared to fly high and hard north-west and disappear at about 5.50pm (David Callahan).
  • Amwell: Garganey (Herts website)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Spotted Redshank (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: Whinchat on Neasden Rec, 2 Ruff, 6 Lapwing, 11 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Snipe & Water Rail (Andrew Self); late afternoon Little Egret over Neasden Rec then main res 2+8 Swift, Swallow, 16 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin (Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Little Britain: Mute Swan families (1ad & 7y & 1ad & 1y), 1 ad& 4y Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, c40 Swallow, c30 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin. (Roger Dewey)
  • Mudchute Park: intense feeding activity after the rain - 2 + Redstart -1 male - Paddocks, 6+ Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wood Warbler (Globe Rope Walk), 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher (N P Senior)
  • Totteridge Valley: Hobby with prey, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, pair Bullfinch, 6 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, also Muntjac (John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger: Wood Sandpiper (Tony Kavanagh). Ruff, Common Snipe, 3 Common Tern. (Steve Blake)
  • Trent Park; Pied Flycatcher, Grasshopper Warbler briefly,Willow Warbler,7 Chiffchaff,15 Goldfinch,, Sparrowhawk, 5 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, Painted Lady, Common Blue. ( Pete Lowman ).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 4 Swallow (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: (pre 8.30 am) fem Common Scoter , juv Yellow-legged Gull, Wheatear, 30 Swift, 2 House Martins, Swallow (David Callahan). Cetti's Warbler nr bridge by No 1 in sub-song. (Joe Dickens)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, large mixed flock of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Lesser and Common Whitethroat in the SSSI, 2 Swallow, 10 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, Hobby, 2 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull (Nick Croft/Tim Harris/Dan Hennessy/John Whele)
  • Wanstead Park: 22 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, Nuthatch (Dan Hennessy)
  • Waterworks NR: Garganey, 4 Spotted Flycatcher (Graham Howie, Jonathan Nasir)

Tuesday 25th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3+ Common Redstart male & 2 females in cricket scrub, same or new male flew from western perimeter to slope 1940, 4 Whinchat there and then western perimeter of cricket pitch still 1950, earlier Tree Pipit and Northern Wheatear on western perimeter, also Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbaler, Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5+ House Martin Grove (Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones, Gareth Richards).
  • Archway: 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler + a couple of poorly seen warblers all in hospital garden. Also 2 Swallows over. (P.Angus)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 1 Grey Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 1 Hobby, 6 Wheatear, 3 Whinchat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, pics here [1] (Peter Alfrey, BFBG); Quail (website)
  • Brent Reservoir: pm 2 Ruff back together, 2 Lapwing, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, 9 Swift, 6 Swallow, 24 House Martin, 8 Sand Martin (Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, 2 House Martin, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin: 7 Teal, 1 juvenile Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper (Bow Creek), 1 juvenile Common Tern, 7 Yellow-legged Gull pushed from Blackwall Beach (2 ads, 2 2ndcy, 3 juveniles), 1 Willow Warbler (N P Senior)
  • Epping Forest: Whitehouse plain - Wood Warbler (JW Davies)
  • KGV Reservoir: 15+ Common Sandpiper, Common Redstart, 2 Wheatear, Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (H Lacey & S Hamilton).
  • Hampstead Heath: Green Sandpiper at the Men's Pond at 0820, flew around calling, circled then off high W. Also, Redstart on path between the cricket pitch and Parliament Hill. Wheatear between the Hill and Highgate No1 pond, chased off twice by Magpies. 2 Spotted Flycatchers feeding from oaks overlooking the bird feeders. 2 Yellow Wagtails over, 2 Swallows (1E, 1W), c.20 Willow Warblers, 15 Chiffchaffs, 10 Blackcaps, single Whitethroat. (Pete Mantle); Common Sandpiper on the Highgate 1 Pond raft at 18:30 (Frank Nugent).
  • Harefield Moor: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 7 + Linnet, 11 Swallow (Dan Pinkham)
  • Heathrow Airport: 1 Whinchat, 22 Lapwing. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Larkhall Park-Stockwell: 2 Common Buzzard - 1 flew to 2nd Buzzard near park (Michael Mac).
  • Leicester Square (WC2H): House Sparrow flitting around windows of Capital Radio building looking at it's reflection. First one I've ever seen here (in 7+ years) (James Hudson). Of course Capital's old logo included a picture of the cockney sparrow - how appropriate! (Brian Milligan)
  • Muswell Hill: Hobby north over Alexandra Park Road @7am (Paul Angus)
  • Rainham Marshes: Ad & juv Spotted Redshank on Aveley Pools (Fraser Simpson)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, 2 Water Rail heard, Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 2 juv Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail over,10+ Willow Warbler - all Pen Ponds area, 4 Whinchat, 2 juv Stonechat, 4 juv Whitethroat, 12 Reed Bunting - Lawn Field (J.Wilczur) Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Siskin over (M.Lewis per JW)
  • Walthamstow Res (Lockwood - from house): Steady passage of Swifts (60+) and House Martins (30+) 16-18.00; also hunting Hobby & Peregrine (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Common Redstart, 6 Whinchat, 13 + Wheatear, Pied Flycatcher, 7 + Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 15 + Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 10 + Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 3 Swallow, House Martin, Linnet, 3-4 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, Gadwall, 5 Egyptian Goose (Wanstead Birders) WOW what a list for London
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c4 Tree Pipit, 2 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c35 Whitethroat, & c18 Blackcap (David Lindo, Roy Nuttall & Paul Thomas)

Monday 24th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Bob Watts)
  • Beckton Creekside/Roding outfall LT: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler; imm Common Gull, 4 Little Egret, 3 Egyptian Goose, 19 Teal (first of autumn), 7 Swift, 3 Sand Martin (Peter Beckenham)
  • Brookmill Park, am: Kingfisher pm: Little Egret, Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin: 4 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 Swallows, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroat (N P Senior)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Wheatear, Kestrel, Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove, 23 Goldfinch, Grey Heron & the usual scattering of Jackdaws (Jon Ridge).
  • Purfleet: juv Black Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 28 Common Tern, 31 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 Wigeon between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham RSPB: White Stork south (Andy Tweed/ELBF)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret juv still, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher - Pen Ponds (M.Lewis per JW) 4 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat - fem and juv, Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Bunting - Lawn Field (J.Wilczur)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: Yellow Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Common Scoter on south basin (Dominic Pia-Twitter)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 2 Lesser Whitethroat in mixed tit flock Horse Chestnut Glade (only my 2nd record in 10 years, the other individual of one of the eastern races) also Chiffchaff, elsewhere 1st Goldcrest since spring, Blackcap (Bob Watts)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: fem Common scoter still present on lockwood, juv Yellow legged gull. the same individual was seen here 2/3 days ago (has a small white around left eye) 4 teal. yellow wag over S during shower.19 shoveler and 6 gadfwall east warwick. 8 common sands, 3 swift (Jamie Partridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3-4 Whinchat, Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 6 Swallow, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, Kestrel, 8 Gadwall (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy) Whinchat, juv m Wheatear still after the rain, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swallow, Swift, Reed Warbler (Nick Croft)

Sunday 23rd August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow warbler, 3 Coal Tit, few Chiffchaff, several Blackcap in large mixed tit flock, also 3+ Common Whitethroat and 2 House Martin (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington SF: Wood Sandpiper (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker arounds bunds at 08.30, 2 Yellow Wagtails over at 08.15, Hobby, 2 Ruff, 3 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper & 2 Common Tern (Andrew Self) 4 Common Sandpipers, 6 Lapwing, Sand Martin, 2 House Martin though just 1 Ruff 1145 (Bob Watts)
  • Chingford green 2 buzzards over station road 5pm ( Brian Dawton )
  • Clapton E5: 8 Swifts very high at 18.50 (Marcin Kempa).
  • Cranford CP nr Heathrow: 4 Hobbys, 4 Red Kites, 2 Kestrels, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit, 3-4 Swallows, 4-5 Mistle Thrushes (Wendy Marks, Nathalie Mahieu, Maggie O'Brien - for more please see my blog post http://winowendyswildlifeworld.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/hobbys-red-kites-kestrels-and-more-at.html)
  • East India Dock Basin: Teal 13, Little Egret 1 juvenile, Yellow-legged Gull 3 juveniles lingering over the river, Common Gull 1 2nd cy, Common Tern 9 through East just before the rain set in, House Martin 4, Yellow Wagtail 2 South, Whitethroat 2, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 5, Willow Warbler 2, Greenfinch 4 (N P Senior) later.. Sandwich Tern juvenile East during rain, Ringed Plover 1, Common Sandpiper 4 Bow Creek (N P Senior)
  • Gallions Reach: Short-eared Owl over east @ 10.45, Peregrine, 24 Gadwall, 1 Greenshank, Oystercatcher, 15 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat. (Gary A James & Paul Davis)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Sandpiper and a Teal feeding on exposed mud at Boating Pond at 14:30, Kingfisher on the fence, 6 Swift through, 2 Spotted Flycatcher on the same tree, top of hedge 1 (Frank Nugent).
  • King George V res: 1Wheatear, 20 Swallow, 12 Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret (Tony Clancy)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Kingfisher (M Messenger, JW Davies)
  • Northolt RAF: Common Buzzard low over A40 1020 also another at M40/M25 junction (Bob Watts)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite, Buzzard, Kestrel, Little Owl, Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Swallow, Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail (Andy Cameron) - thanks for your imput Andy, I needed a day off! : ) (JR).
  • Purfleet: Little Tern downriver at 1217, 8 Sandwich Tern, 146 Common Tern downriver, settled on mud at Dartford Creek (River Darent mouth) at 1556, 23 Ringed Plover at 1921 between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Five Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwits, two Curlew, Redshank, two Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, two Dunlin, 13 Ringed Plover, four Oystercatchers, six Snipe, two Sandwich Terns, two Whinchats (Sean Huggins)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: Yellow Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 12 Mistle Thrush (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 4 Sandwich Terns just flew back and high to south east (Twitter); then afternoon 3 Black Terns (BirdGuides)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 6 juv Pheasant (2 groups of 3, second with 2 obvious males), 2 Buzzard, single Sparrowhawk + later 2 juv together,3 Kestrel, 12 Lapwing, 10+ Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, min 21 Swallow over meadows/perched on wires, c20 House Martin passed through (2 later with Swallows), 3 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 7 Mistle Thrush, juv Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet, Small Heath (Neil Anderson/G.Westley/K. Bull)
  • Totteridge Valley: Spotted Flycatcher in owl field then flew E, Hobby, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 13 Swallow, 4 House Martin, Bullfinch, also Painted Lady (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 4 Kestrels seen at the same time hunting over Bomb crater and Paddock
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Female Common Scoter still in Lockwood. Three Common Sandpipers on Lockwood and three more on East Warwick. Greenshank south calling; two Willow Warblers with tit flock between No1/2. (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats:   Pied Flycatcher (Twitter), 4-5 Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart (f), 4-6 Whinchat, Tree Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 + Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler/Chiffchaff mixed flock in SSSI, Swallow, 20 + House Martin, 2 Swift, 2 Peregrine Falcon (being mobbed by Hobby), 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woldingham: 8 Red Kites, 14+ Buzzards, 3 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 1 Peregrine, 1 Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawks. (J.Barnes)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley South Fields: 1 Wood Warbler 2 Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler associating with mixed Tit flock. 1 Hobby over hunting, 1 Swift,2 Kestrel,1 Buzzard, flock of over 30 Linnet in stubble. 15 Pied Wagtails on Sports field,numerous Swallow ,1 Sparrowhawk hunting. (David Martens)

Saturday 22nd August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail NW cricket scrub, Swallow NW, 2 Swift Grove, also 5+ Common Whitethroat cricket scrub, 2 Willow Warblers golf course and near Grove, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 8+ Blackcaps, 4+ House Martin (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell: Garganey (BirdGuides)
  • Blackwall Beach (below 02): 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 2nd cy, 4 juveniles), 1 Common Tern East (N P Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 2 Ruff still, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 2 Common Tern, Sand Martin, 20 Swallows, 12 Swifts, 2 Reed Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat (Andrew Self, Andrew Verrall, John Gravatt, Michael Robinson)
  • Enfield: Little Egret flew low over roundabout of junction 25 of M25 (A10 junction), c 2.30 pm. (T Donegan, B. Huertas).
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Teal, 1 Common Gull, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Jersey Tiger Moths, 1 Hummingbird Hawk Moth (N P Senior)
  • Pinner Park Farm: yesterday's Wheatear still, Red Kite over, Little Owl, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Stock Dove & the usual disorganised assemblage of Jackdaws (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Ruff, Sparrow Hawk, 40+ Black Tail Godwit, fm Marsh Harrier, 1 Tree Pipit, Wigeon, 2 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher on Averley Bay, Buzzard mobbed by pair Peregrine over Wennington, Whiethroat, Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Common Snipe, (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, Wheatear, Sparrowhawk, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Whitetroat - Lawnfield, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 3 Shoveler - UPP (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Tree Pipit, imm Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, c30 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and flyover Yellow Wagtail all at the owl field. 2 Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, female Teal. 60+ Swallow & House Martin incl. many juvs at Frith Manor stables (Ian Ellis)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Honey Buzzard 13:40-13:48 circled over Filter Beds before moving off South-east over Leyton toward Leytonstone. (Paul Whiteman)[2]
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1 Common Scoter reported on Twitter.
  • Wanstead Flats: f Common  Redstart, Whinchat, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Skylark, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 + Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, 2 Swaallow, 30 + House Martin, 2 Swift, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Hobby (Wanstead Birders)

Friday 21st August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat NW perimeter cricket pitches, also 3 Common Whitethroat, House Martin (Bob Watts)
  • Bentley Priory: Family of Hobbies over Spring Common (Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 5 Lapwings, 2 Ruff, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard, Pete Lowman)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Denham A40: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Tawny Owl calling (Dan Pinkham)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 2 Swallow, 25 Shoveler, 1 Peregrine (Website); Black-tailed Godwit, Painted Lady (Catherine Beazley); Juv Little Gull (Ian Grant)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl, 149 Jackdaw, 5 Stock Dove, Chiffchaff & 2 Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge)
  • Pymmes Park, Edmonton: 3 Little Grebe pair and one juvenile (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: Spotted Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail in Aveley Bay 1640; f Pintail, 3 mm Wigeon, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Dunlin on Aveley Pools/Butts hide; 8 Whinchat, min 19 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, Wennington, viewed from serin mound (Fraser Simpson)
  • Ruislip Lido: 14 Pied Wagtail, 50+ House Sparrow (Willow Green and restaurant lawn) ( Martin Smith)
  • Teddington: 16:00 Little Egret on Thames foreshore by The Wharf restaurant (Mike Foster)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Common Scoters still on Lockwood at 09:30, half way along the W bank, close in. Also 4 Common Sandpipers, 3 on Lockwood and 1 on Low Maynard, 1 Yellow Wagtail on the bank E of Lockwood and 1 Swift overhead (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Redstart briefly, Whinchat, 4-5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit still, f Peregrine Falcon, Hobby, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch, Swallow, 30 + House Martin, 10 + Swift, large flock of mixed Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler still in SSSI, Reed Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 + Common Whitethroat (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodford Golf Course: 1-2 Hobby. (Joe Dickens)

Thursday 20th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5+ Blackcap 0700 NW perimeter cricket pitches and scrub 0700, c10 House Martin 1740 (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 20+ Swift, 2 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 11 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Reed Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler (Roy Beddard)
  • Hampstead Heath: Whinchat on thistles opposite running track, Wheatear on excavated soil in Tumulus Field (Dave Porritt)
  • Harrow Wealdstone: Hobby vs Crow (Dan Pinkham)
  • Leyton Flats: 3 Siskin, 2 Willow Warbler (Stuart Fisher)
  • Limehouse E14: 09.00 Oystercatcher west along Thames (Paul Hyland)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 41 Lapwing, 45 House Martin, 35 Swift, 2 Swallow. (WWT Website)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Yellow Wagtail over, Teal, 3 Little Owl, 11 Swallow south-west, 2 Swift, singing Chiffchaff, 59 Jackdaw, 3 Jay, Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, juvenile Herring & Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 7 Stock Dove & 11 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge). Have you got any tips for seeing Little Owls at Pinner Park Farm? We went last week to try and see this species but had no luck after sticking around from 4pm to 6 30pm. Many thanks, (Dan Stephens) ; Hi Dan, If you are familiar with the call, then this will help, as they all call to one another in a cacophony of sound - in terms of location, walk down from the main entrance & loiter just beyond the cottages & scan the fallen dead trees..in terms of timing you were spot on - good luck (JR).
  • Rye Meads: Grasshopper Warbler (Herts website)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Turnstone (BirdGuides)
  • Tyttenhanger: Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull (moulting juvenile), Whinchat, Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, c50 House Martin. 35 Gadwall (Steve Blake et al.)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Swift and 1 Swallow over the paddocks which held 13 Pied Wagtail, nearly all juveniles (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Common Scoters still on Lockwood (Twitter) Scoters still present 17:00, also Hobby, Peregrine, 3 shoveler, 5 common sandpipers. Green sandpiper and Teal on relief channel. (Joe Dickens)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart, Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 2-3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, 10 + Lesser Whitethroat, mixed flock of 30 + Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler in the SSSI, 4 Swift, 20 + House Martin, 5 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodford Bridge: at least 4 Swifts from my flat, around 3 weeks after the local Swifts here seemed to go (Alan Hobson)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear, 6 Swifts (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 19th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 8+ Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff 0700 mainly cricket scrub (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Spotted Flycatcher Woodfield Park (Steve Leeke per Roy Beddard); Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 House Martin (Andrew Haynes); afternoon visit Woodfield Park only: Swallow and 27 Swifts south, 5 Chiffchaffs (Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam).
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 juvenile Common Tern, 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls (over the Thames), 4 adult Common Gulls, 2 colour ringed Black-headed Gulls 1 NTGG and 1 ringed in the Ukraine, 2 House Martin, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Jersey Tiger Moth (N P Senior)
  • Greenwich: 1630 Hobby going west along Woodlands Park Road. (Richard Green)
  • Hampstead Heath: Whinchat in thistles near bandstand at midday, also a Hobby flyby (Pete Mantle)Whinchat still present in evening, plus another on Pryors Field ,with a Wheatear on nearby bench (Greengrandad)
  • KGV Reservoir: 7 Common Buzzard, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 15+ Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Wheatear, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler (Neville Smith).
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton via Judith Simmons)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Tree Pipit briefly by the burnt oaks, 4 Common Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow N, f Shoveler (Eagle Pond) (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit, 4th day, 2 Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Whinchat (R.Kaye)
  • Purfleet: 1 Rook flew SE, 1 Black-tailed Godwit between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 10 Whinchat Wennington, viewed from serin mound (Twitter); 43 Black-tailed Godwit, Aveley Bay (Fraser Simpson)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Spotted Flycatcher still by east basin (TeRNS)
  • Tyttenhanger: Wood Sandpiper (BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: still 1 drake and 2 female Common Scoters at north end of Lockwood at 7.40 am, plus 2 Lesser Whitethroats and a Garden Warbler in scrub around the toilet block (David Callahan). 3 Common Scoters (1m and 2f) at NE side of Lockwood, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher at 18:00. (Daniel Whitelegg) Common Scoters, drake is a first summer/autumn, showing some brownish tones on head & neck & no knob on bill, whilst both female types showing variance in contrast of two toned head patterns. One dark morph buzzard over low & towards Banbury & 15+ Juv pied wagtails. (J.Murray).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Redstart, 2 Wheatear, Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 + Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 10 Swift,, 20 + House Martin, 10 Swallow, 4 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 3 Egyptian Goose, 4 Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)

Tuesday 18th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat - site year 1st, also 4 Chiffchaffs and very pale silvery-grey phyllosc looking exactly like an acredula Willow Warbler in mixed flock cricket scrub 1730, also WillowWarbler, 4 Common Whitethroats 0700, 6 House Martins (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 50+ Swift, 15+ House Martin (Roy Beddard, Steve Leeke)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 8 House Martin, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Harefield Moor: 2 Buzzard, 9 Linnet, Kestrel, Red Kite, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 14 Swallow (Dan Pinkham)
  • London Wetland Centre: 40 Teal, 19 Shoveler, Great Crested Grebe juv, Black-tailed Godwit on scrape then flew NE, Snipe, 2 Sedge Warbler (WWT website)
  • Lakeside, EN2: female Shoveler at 10:10 before flying off (Robert Callf)
  • Muswell Hill: 2 juv Willow Warblers and a Common Chiffchaff accompanying a tit flock (15+ birds) moving through my small garden this morning; also a juvenile male Wren singing weakly (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Purfleet: 4 Ringed Plover between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Redbridge Lakes: pair of Linnets [site first] then the same pair at neighbouring Roding Valley Park, where I have seen them a number of times before (Alan Hobson).
  • Richmond Park: At least 3 Wheatears on Lawn Field at 7pm (Phil Davies).
  • Rotherhithe: juvenile Yellow-legged Gull by Greenland Pier early evening (Richard Bonser)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: c6 Swallow south, 70+ House Martin, Spotted Flycatcher by east basin, 2 Jackdaw, m Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Common Whitethroat female Scrapyard Meadow, Green Woodpecker juvenile Lockhart Field, Hummingbird Hawkmoth Soantes Centre garden (Bob Watts)
  • Upminster: Great Egret flew NW over St Mary's Lane late morning (RBA).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Common Scoter (1 drake) still present on Lockwood, 6 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Willow Warbler, 2 Swift (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat still pub scrub, f Wheatear,  2 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Swallow, House Martin, 3 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Linnet (Bob Vaughan/Tim Harris/Nick Croft/Barry Bishop)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear, 17 Mistle Thrush(good site record) (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: A probable Grasshopper Warbler flushed in the grassland at 8.10am. Flushed twice fluttering flight and rounded tail noted but could not be relocated. Also 1 or 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, c22 Whitethroat & c25 Blackcap (David Lindo)

Monday 17th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Swift, 12+ Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (Roy Beddard); evening visit - 2 Ruff, 3 Little Egret, 6 Lapwing, Stock Dove (Joe Taylor).
  • Brookmill Park: 11 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clissold Park, N16: Peregrine Falcon over N c1130 (TeRNS).
  • Hackney Marshes: Wick Wood - 2 juvenile Sparrowhawks calling. main - 2 Swallow, 6 House Martin, Kingfisher (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Grey Wagtail (Dave Porritt) Also Redstart glimpsed at top hedge three, 3 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps and 3 Chiffchaffs. Willow Warbler in garden.(Green Grandad)
  • KGV Reservoir: Smew, 2 Goldeneye, Little Gull, Black Tern, Green Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Red Kite, Buzzard, Hobby, Common Sandpiper (R.Kaye)
  • Rainham: 1 Whinchat, Coldharbour Lane/NCR-13 cyclepath (Fraser Simpson)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 6 Yellow Wagtail feeding amongst horses, 17 Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Spotted Flycatcher adult, Willow Warbler sub-song, 4 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, juvenile Bullfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Common Scoter (1m) and 4 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood; 3 Common Sandpipers on E Warwick: Lesser Whitethroat & Garden Warbler (David Bradshaw, Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Redstart, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 10 + Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Swallow, 6 + House Martin, Gadwall, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Linnet (Nick Croft/John Whele/Marco Johnson)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear on horse field, 3 Swifts (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, c25 Blackcap, c32 Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, 3 Linnet & 1 Stock Dove (David Lindo)

Sunday 16th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park:3 Swift, 3 House Martin' 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 10. blackcap (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 20 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egret, 7 Swift, Peregrine & Nuthatch (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard); all waders still pm, 2 Common Tern (Andrew Verrall)
  • Brockwell Park: 5 Swift over top pond, Goldcrest, 20 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch - Sparrowhawk got one (Michael Mac).
  • Crossness: 4 Yellow-legged Gull (3rd winter + 3 juvs), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 36 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Hybrid Shelduck, 180 Teal, 1 Willow Warbler juv, 5+ Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 5+ Whitethroat, 2+ Chiffchaff, 2 SWift, 4 Sand martin, Common Seal (John Archer)
  • Gallions Reach: 1 Common Buzzard, Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 15 Common Sandpiper, 8 Arctic Tern downriver @ 14.00, 3 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, Grey Seal. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Swift, Swallow (John Bushell, Conrad Ellam & Richard Green)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Whitethroat, 11 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest (Oliver Simms).
  • Hogsmill STW: 1 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Mat Hare)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Mandarin, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 ad 2 juv Common Tern, 3 Swift, 20 Swallow, 3 Yellow Wagtail S, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Jersey Tiger Moth, one typical orange winged type and one yellow winged f.lutescens. (R.Kaye, M.Caiden, M.Andrews, S.Fogg)
  • Osterley Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, Goldcrest, 4 Great Crested Grebe (3 juveniles), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Grey Heron, Hobby, 18+Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Grebe, Nuthatch, 2 Pochard, 3+Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Stock Dove (Osterley Park Birders). 3 Hobby late morning (Iain Darbyshire).
  • Purfleet: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Ringed Plover between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 4 Ruff, around 35 Swifts, around 50 Swallows, 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Curlews, around 40 Black-tailed Godwits, Peregrine, Buzzard, Kestrel, 5 Little Egrets, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, Shelduck (Alan Hobson); juvenile Little Gull thermalling fairly low mid-river in front of Erith Yacht Club, 11.20, 3 Sandwich Terns west, 5 Ruff (became 4 after), 2 Whimbrel (one foreshore, one Aveley Bay), Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plover and 4 Greenshank (Aveley Pools), female Marsh Harrier (Wennington) (David Callahan).
  • Regent's Park: Whinchat one dropped in at 6.00am and was quite elusive at times, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 C.Whitethroats, 20+ Blackcaps, 10 Reed Warblers, 2 Nuthatches (rare here) (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat, Wheatear, 2 Stonechat (1juv), 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Reed Bunting - all Lawn Field. Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, 2 large terrapins species UPP. c6 Brown Hawker around Pen Ponds Steve Woolfenden)
  • Staines Moor: Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat.(Jim Sweetland); Great White Egret from 14:48 onwards, 2 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Egret, 1 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 10+ Common Swift, 19 Swallow, 5 Lapwing, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, c200 Goldfinch at south end (Lee Dingain - GWE pics here)
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Hobby (Lee Dingain)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 eclipse Teal, 2 Little Egret, ad + juv Little Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Woodpecker, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler (TeRNS)
  • Swanscombe Marshes: Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (flew E), Lesser Whitethroat, 3+ Sand Martin, Water Rail (heard), Bearded Tit (heard) (Peter Beckenham)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 17 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper (1st of autumn), Little Owl, 12 Stock Dove, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Swift, 3 Skylark, min.17 Swallow feeding, 7 Meadow Pipit, 7 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat feeding in small Buddleia, f Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Rook, 2 Reed Bunting, 70+ Goldfinch, 2 Linnet. Leps included faded Purple Hairstreak, immaculate Painted Lady on small Buddleia, Clouded Yellow (same area as last week), Jersey Tiger (site 1st), Magpie Moth (Neil Anderson)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, 6 + Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, 10 + House Martin, 40 + Swift, Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 4 Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 4 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Reed Bunting (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c25 Whitethroat, c22 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stock Dove & 3 Linnet. (David Lindo)

Saturday 15th August 2015 Edit

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  • Amwell: 2 Little Stint, 4 Common Sandpiper (website)
  • Barnet General Hospital: Tawny Owl hooting tonight in trees at rear of Maternity Ward.(Geoff Crabtree).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, Dunlin 2 Ruff (Steve Leeke), Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 2 Common Tern, 80+ Swift, 5 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler (Roy Beddard, John Gravatt, Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Danson Park: 1 Wood Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler around Rock Garden at 18:00 (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: Teal 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Yellow-legged Gull 4 (1 ad, 3 juveniles), Black Tern 1 juvenile East, Common Tern 3, Whitethroat 1, Willow Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 7 (N P Senior) Also Jersey Tiger Moth (showing v. well) (Alan Hobson)
  • Ewell, Banstead Road: 2 Common Whitethroat, 13 Linnet, 9 Stock Dove and 1 Green Woodpecker in the grounds of LA Fitness. 4 Black-headed Gull. 1 freshly dead Badger on the roadside and presumed crossing to access Priest Hill nature reserve (my first Badger record in Ewell Parish since I moved here in 1973) (Neil Batten).
  • Greenwich Peninsula, Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, at least 6 Reed Warbler including juv being fed by parents, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk (Conrad Ellam & Richard Green)
  • King George V Res: 3 Black Terns, juv. Little Gull, Arctic Tern, Turnstone, c10 Common Sandpipers (Andrew Middleton)
  • Motspur Park:Peregrine on gas holders (Bob Smith)
  • Purfleet: 1 Little Tern upriver 0723, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 21 Yellow-legged Gull between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham RSPB: m Wigeon, 10+ Little Egret, juv Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 2 Snipe, juv Bearded Tit.On Thames Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew + on Kent side 3 Common Seals (Neil Anderson/K. Bull); 1 Whinchat E of Ken Barrett hide, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Dunlin in Aveley Bay, 5 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 14 Little Egret on Aveley Pools (Fraser Simpson)
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat, 4 Stonechat (inc 2 juvs). Wheatear, Whitethroat, 3 Reed Bunting - all Lawn Field (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Wood Sandpiper (BirdGuides)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Ringed Plover,Oystercatcher & 9 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Trent Park: juvenile Bullfinch 'Old Golf Course' (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher (different bird from this week), Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 10 + Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, Peregrine Falcon, 4 Kestrel, Linnet, Reed Bunting, 1 Swift, Swallow, 10 + House Martin (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 4 Swift, 4 House Martin, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grbe, 12 + Pochard,, 4 Gadwall, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon Park: 4 well-grown and noisy Great Crested Grebe juveniles on the Lake (Mike Caiden)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear on horse fields(Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Kingfisher (!?!) flying low west from The Scrubs over the rooftops of Braybrook St. Our 5th record and highly unusual due to the distinct lack of water on the site. Also 1 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler, c30 Whitethroat, c5 Blackcap, 1 Stock Dove & 4 House Martin south. (David Lindo)

Friday 14th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Garden Warbler Grove, 2 juvenile Willow Warblers mixed tit flock Golf course, also 4 Chiffchaffs' 2 Common Whitethroat (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell: 2 Little Stint, Turnstone (Herts website)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: Common sandpiper 5, Whitethroat 2 (N P Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Dunlin (Andrew Haynes).
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness - Thamesmead foreshore: 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 8 Common Sandpiper, 16 Lapwing, 37 Teal, 1085 Black-headed gull, 12 Lesser-black backed gulls, Perergine, 5 Common tern (incl pair feeding juv). Green Woodpecker (Ralph Todd)
  • East India Dock Basin: Peregrine 1, Mallard 28, Common Tern 8 (4 juveniles), Yellow-legged Gull 3 juveniles over river, Common Gull 4, Dunlin 5 high SE, Wheatear 2 dropped in from West then onto nearby waste ground, Reed Warbler 6 (N P Senior)
  • Finchley Nurseries: Hobby in rapid stoop towards unseen prey (presume a bird) (Neil Anderson)
  • Leyton Flats: 4 Siskin, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3+ Blackcap, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 10 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler plus tit flock all in one area E of Hollow Pond during the morning, also 7 Swift over, juv Sparrowhawk calling (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wood Sandpiper briefly on Lake then high E 11.05, 5 Snipe, juv Yellow Legged Gull, 6 ad 2 juv Common Tern, 100 Swift, 80 House Martin, 6 Willow Warbler (R.Kaye); yesterday's Dunlin has turned into a Little Stint - thanks to those that helped ID with pics, 2 Common Sandpiper (Catherine Beazley); Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper around 17.00 (Mat Hare)
  • Neasden: 2 Green Sandpipers over Braemar Avenue at 07.10 (Andrew Self)
  • Purfleet: 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Teal, 24 Yellow-legged Gull between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Aveley Flash providing most interest with: 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, Wigeon, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Common Sandpiper, Bar-tailed Godwit, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 3 Ruff, 2 Greenshank. 2 Egyptian Goose seen from Butts hide. (Matt Kirkland)
  • Regent's Park: ad Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher 3rd day, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Common Whitethroats, 2 families of Reed Warblers, 14 Willow Warblers, 8 Chiffchaffs, Spotted Flycatcher (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: 4 Teal, 1 Shoveler, juv Little Egret, 3 Water Rails, Common Tern, 2 Kingfishers (all birds were at Pen Ponds) (Tony Duckett).
  • Staines Reservoirs: Wood Sandpiper 7.49 (BirdGuides)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Kestrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, Swift, c10 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail (TeRNS)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 10 Mistle Thrush, 6 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 2 Little Grebe+ 4 chicks(3rd brood), Grey Heron, 12+Swift, Wasp Spider. (P Kite)
  • Totteridge Valley: Buzzard, 30 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Tower Bridge: Ring-necked Parakeet at junction of Tower Bridge Rd & Tooley St, my 1st in the area. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 8 House Martin NW 1300 (Bob Watts)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Wood Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, c200 Lapwing, 8+ Common Tern. (Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat still pub scrub, Spotted Flycatcher still Long Wood but elusive, Garden Warbler, 4 + Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 + Common Whitethroat, 50 + Swift, 30 + House Martin, 7 Swallow, 4 Gadwall, Teal, 4 Pochard, 6 Egyptian Goose, Hobby, 4 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Worcester Park/Motspur Park: Whinchat horse fields, Peregrine on gas holder (Bob Smith)

Thursday 13th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 50+ House Sparrows post breeding flock in brambles south end playing fields, also 8 Chiffchaffs in mixed flock cricket scrub (Bob Watts). 2 adult and 2 juvenile Great Crested Grebes, reservoir, 11.45. (Greg Smith)
  • Amwell: 2 Little Stint (Herts website)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 1 juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 22 Green Sandpiper (yesterday), 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Lapwing, 2 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler pics here [3]
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, Ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing, Avocet, Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 5 Common Tern, 40+ Swift, 5 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin (Roy Beddard, Steve Leeke, Andrew Verrall); all seven waders still present at 5pm including 7 Green Sandpipers (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes and Thames: After the storm 9 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, 2 sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier (fem), Little Owl, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, Whimbrel, Curlew, Oystercatcher, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 41 Yellow-legged Gulls, 17 Swallows, 28 House Martins, 2 Swift. Plus Common Seal and Grass Snake. (Ralph Todd)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Little Egret, 3 Teal, 75 Mallard, 8 Common Tern (3 juv's), 2 Sandwich Tern East along the Thames, 2 juvenile Yellow-Legged Gull, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler. Nearby 4 Common Sandpiper Bow Creek (N P Senior)
  • Gallions Reach: 1 Little Tern upriver @10.55, 18 Sandwich Tern, 9 Arctic Tern, 170 Common Tern, 2 Kittiwake (1ad 1 1st year), Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Dunlin, 3 lapwing, 13 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift. (Gary A James)
  • KGV Reservoir: Smew, Pintail, Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat (Neville Smith).
  • London Wetland Centre: brood of 2 Shoveler still, 2 juv Mandarin, Water Rail, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3ad 2juv Common Tern plus 3 SW, 2 Common Gull W, 30 Swift, Swallow, Whinchat, Willow Warbler (R.Kaye); Little Stint (Catherine Beazley)
  • Montrose Playing Fields NW9: Grey Wagtail along Silk Stream (Andrew Haynes).
  • Purfleet: 1 Sandwich Tern, 5 Black-tailed Godwit between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Spoonbill, Turtle Dove (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Black Tern, Grey Plover (BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: F Tuftie with 8 recent ducklings. No sign of Black Tern today (Quentin Given), Lapwing on East Warwick, Lesser Whitethroat at bottom of West Warwick (A Winstanley). Lockwood: Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, juv GBB Gull (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat still pub scrub, 2 Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 6 + Willow Warbler, 5 + Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 15 Swift, 4 Swallow, 10 + House Martin, 6 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 10 + Little Grebe, Skylark, 4 Kestrel, 200 + Starling, Jersey Tiger  (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park/Motspur Park: 2 Peregrines flew across fields to gas holders(Bob Smith)

Wednesday 12th August 2015 Edit

  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher between Parliament Hill and 1st Hedge. Also 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Swifts. c.1300hrs (Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Egret, 8 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern (WWT website)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir: 2 Black Tern juvs early evng, 1 Arctic Tern juv, and 5 Common Sandpiper. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Black Tern juv on S basin midday at least and 1 Black-necked Grebe. 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper on N basin. 3 Dunlin flew S 19.45. 4 Little Ringed Plover on N basin in evng but no sign of any other waders nor Black Tern. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (Lockwood): Black Tern, Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper (Pete Betts) Black Tern moved to High Maynard by 3.40 and showing very well; also 2 Little Egrets and 2 Egyptian Geese near entrance (Alan Hobson)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, Sedge Warbler (pub scrub), singing Reed Warbler, 10 + Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Swallow, 10 + House Martin, 8 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 4 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Dan Hennessy/Nick Croft)
  • Whitehall, SW1: 2 Peregrines noisily around during the late afternoon. (Dave de Silva)
  • Woodlands Farm: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (Conrad Ellam)

Tuesday 11th August 2015 Edit

  • Beckton Creekside/Roding Outfall HT: Common Buzzard over sewage works, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Common Tern (1 juv), 4 Chiffchaff, Oystercatcher, 10 Reed Warbler, 3 Sand Martin, c200 Starling, 2 Willow Warbler (site first of autumn) (Peter Beckenham)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 seen early am (A Self), 2 Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Egret, Little Grebe, House Martin (West Hendon Bdway). (Steve Blake)
  • Crossness: 2 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 20+Common Tern, Swift, 8 Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 30+Linnet (Conrad Ellam)
  • Denham A40: Tawny Owl calling, Sparrowhawk, 2 maybe 3 Kingfishers (Dan Pinkham)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Sandwich Tern, Lapwing, 7 Common Sandpiper, Teal, Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler. (Gary A James)
  • Harefield Moor: 8 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtails to and from farm direction, 3 Reed Buntings, Red Kite, 3 Skylark, Bullfinch heard (Dan Pinkham)
  • Kelsey Park Beckenham: On the monthly bird count a new species for the park was Red Kite flying over. (Jo East)
  • Millwall Outer Dock: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (N P Senior)
  • Mudchute Park: 1 juvenile Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff (N P Senior)
  • Pinner (HA5): A stunning male Sparrowhawk lands on the feeding apparatus at 18:40 - & we all saw it : ) (Jon, Valerie & Nick Ridge)
  • Purfleet: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret (Upper Pen Pond), Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (all together in Lawn Field) (James Palmer)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 2 juv Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff in mixed tit flock, also 2 Painted Ladies Scrapyard Eadow (Bob Watts)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Whimbrel south over the Warwicks, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit south over Lockwood, 7 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail over Waterworks, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 12 Shoveler, 2 Kingfisher, 40+ Linnet (Jamie Partridge, Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: A Common Buzzard deep in some trees at 9am being mobbed by 2 Magpie. Also, c15 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c12 Blackcap, c5 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 7 Greylag over, c3 Meadow Pipit, c100 Goldfinch & 2 Stock Dove. (David Lindo)
  • Wanstead Flats: juv Whinchat (pub scrub), Spotted Flycatcher (enclosure), Green Sandpiper (h), 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 + House Martin, 10 Gadwall, f Teal, f Shoveler, 10 + Little Grebe (5 young), 3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, Skylark (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan); Pied Flycatcher, 7 Willow Warbler, Red Kite (Dan Hennessy/Marco Johnson)

Monday 10th August 2015 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Gallions Reach: Sandwich Tern, 18 Arctic Tern, 16 Common Sandpiper (KJMcmanus)
  • Isle of Dogs: Sandwich Tern lingering off Saunders Ness then off downstream at 3.15, 8 Common Terns, 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls (N P Senior)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Treecreeper (one in court grounds), Lesser Whitethroat, 1-2 Common Whitethroat, 3 juv Blackcap, 2-3 young Sparrowhawk calling, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • Rainham: juv Bearded Tit along Coldharbour Lane/NCR-13, west end of silt lagoons (Fraser Simpson)
  • Roding Valley Meadows NR: 90+ Goldfinch, post-breeding flock on seeding thistles, Hither River Mead field (Barry Jones)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Hummingbird Hawkmoth Scrapyard Meadow (Bob Watts)
  • Walthamstow Filter Beds: m Peregrine over east a.m. Grey Wagtail, 50+ mixed Martins (D Barrett)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Kestrel, 2-4 Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, 13 Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Swift, 15 + House Martin (Nick Croft)
  • West Reservoir, Stoke Newington: 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Grey Wagtail, juv Goldcrest (Peter Beckenham)

Sunday 9th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common sandpiper briefly 0945 south end Wood Green Res - site year first (Bob Watts)
  • Blackwall Beach: 14 Yellow-legged Gull (2 ads, 1 near ad, 2 4th cy, 2 2nd cy, 7 juveniles), 16 juv. Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 juv. Herring Gull, 3 juv. Greater Black-backed Gull, 10 Common Tern, 1 Reed Warbler (N P Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper; also Brown Argus - site first (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Bushey Park: 2 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Jackdaw, number of Green Woodpecker heard but not seen. (Richard Horwood/Chris Elders)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 4 Teal, Red Kite, Buzzard, 2+ juv Sparrowhawk, juv Dunlin, 4 Snipe, juv Green Woodpecker, juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 7+ House Martin (Simon Papps)
  • Crossness: 2 Sandwich Tern downriver at 12:05, Yellow-legged Gull juv, Barn owl, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 50+ Common Tern including flock of 26 upriver, 22 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, c50 Goldfinch (John Archer).
  • Gallions Reach: 7 Sandwich Terns (KJMcmanus) 18 Arctic Tern, 8 Oystercatcher. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Greenwich Peninsula:Peregrine,2 Reed Warbler,Kingfisher,4 Common Tern,1 Oystercatcher,(George Kalli) Mediterranean Gull 1 adult winter, Ecology Park 1 Willow Warbler (Richard Green). At least 6 House Martin with 2 Swift very high over Peartree Way, plus Kestrel hovering over tall riverside flats under construction there (Chris Rose)
  • Hogsmill STW: c150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 2 Teal (Mat Hare)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper, Snipe, singing Willow Warbler (WWT website)
  • Osterley Park: 4 Common Tern (2 juveniles), 4 Egyptian Goose, juvenile Goldcrest, 4 Great Crested Grebe (2 new juveniles), Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose with Canada Geese, 28+ Jackdaw, Jay, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mandarin, Pochard, Ring-necked Parakeet, Stock Dove (Richard Woolley).
  • Oxleas Woods: Hobby family, Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow n, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Nuthatch & Treecreeper in Tit flock (Conrad Ellam & Ron Turner)
  • Purfleet: 3 Sandwich Tern on mud (Dartford Creek mouth), 18 Arctic Tern upriver between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Two Sandwich Terns upriver 2.40pm, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 44 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 9 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatchers (Sean Huggins)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-Necked Grebe, Peregrine,(Jim Sweetland)
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Little Egret and Greenshank (C.Lamsdell)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Red Kite, Kestrel, 3 Swift, 5 Skylark (family party of 3), c15 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet, obvious insect immigration to weedy area with 3 Clouded Yellow (3rd consecutive year this species present here), 2 Painted Lady + Bordered Straw (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Totteridge Valley: Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Swallow , 8 Lesser Whitethroat (couple of family groups), nine species of butterfly (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Buzzard, Hobby, 4 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit, 2 Willow Wabler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 8 Swift, 20 + House Martin, Yellow-Legged Gull (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Swift, 5 House Martin, GReat Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, Buzzard sp (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Wraysbury GP: Green Sandpiper (C. Lamsdell)
  • Woodlands Farm: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Purple Hairstreak (Conrad Ellam)

Saturday 8th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Crossbill NE 0815 from cricket scrub also Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, House Martin (Bob Watts)
  • Blackwall Beach:fewer gulls than of late - 8 Yellow-legged Gull (2 ad, 1 2cy, 1 3cy, 4 juveniles), 1 ad Common Gull (N P Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, 16 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, Nuthatch & Jersey Tiger - site first (Andrew Self, Andrew Verrall, Roy Beddard)
  • Bromley-by-Bow, River Lea: Grey Wagtail (Alan Hobson)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Peregrine, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Common Tern (5 free flying juveniles - a season total of 9 successfully fledged from a single raft), 5 House Martin, 1 Swallow S, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet (N P Senior)
  • Fulham Old Cemetery: Sparrowhawk.....two or three fledged juveniles calling (David Wills).
  • Gallions Reach: Sandwich Tern, 4 Whimbrel, 17 Black-tailed Godwit (KJMcmanus) 5 Common Buzzard, 1 Dunlin 2 Whimbrel (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Hackney Wick, Bar No.90, by the canal: 50+ House Martins (Alan Hobson)
  • Isle of Dogs rooftop skywatch: 2 Peregrine, 1 male Kestrel S, 2 Common Buzzard W/SW, 2 Little Egret W, 4 Common Tern E, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull W, 4 Swift S (N P Senior)
  • Jubilee Road, Stepney: 1 imm Marsh Harrier N at 10:20, 1 Kestrel at 16:40, 3 Swift S at 20:05 (Rob Martin)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shoveler brood down to 2 large downy, Hobby, 32 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Great black backed Gull, 2 flying juv Common Tern, 7 Swift, 8 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler (R.Kaye)
  • Margravine Cemetery: juvenile Green Woodpecker, juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker, juvenile Jay, a few Goldfinch fledglings, 2 Peregrine Falcon on CXH (Nathalie Mahieu, Ruth Savery)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 53 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank and 11 Dunlin on Aveley Pools, 2 Curlew and a Whimbrel Aveley Bay (Sean Huggins), 1 Wood Sandpiper also on Aveley Pools 13:00 (Rob Martin)
  • Roding Valley Meadows NR: Kingfisher (Christina Jones)
  • Stratford, Olympic Park: Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, c75 House Martin, 5 Sand Martin (Stuart Fisher). Also 1-2 Swifts, Kingfisher, Grey Heron (Alan Hobson).
  • Swanscombe Marshes: Bearded Tit (heard), Chiffchaff, 6 Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Reed Warbler, 4 Stonechat (family group), juv Yellow-legged Gull (Broadness Pt) Please sign and share the petition to save this excellent site from the 'London Paramount' theme park development, thank you: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-swanscombe-marshes-say-no-to-london-paramount (Peter Beckenham)
  • Victoria Park: 2 Pied Flycatchers Sunken Garden (Brian Gee)
  • Wanstead Flats: Little Owl, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 7 Lesser Whitehtroat, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, Swallow, 10 + House Martin, 2 Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull (1st winter again), 3 Meadow Pipit, Linnet (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Hobby, 1 Little Egret south, c30 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c15 Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker heard, c100 Goldfinch & 2 Linnet. (David Lindo)

Friday 7th August 2015 Edit

  • Blackwall Beach (below 02): 2 Peregrine (ad female, juv. male) 2 Oystercatcher, 14 Yellow-legged Gulls (4 ads, 1 near ad, 2 2cy, 1 3cy, 6 juveniles) 1 ad Common Gull, 6 Common Tern, 3 House Martin, 2 Grey wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler (N P Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Claybury Park: 1-2 Nuthatches, Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Jays (Alan Hobson).
  • Denham A40: 4 Buzzard 2 x 2, Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, Hobby fast through (Dan Pinkham)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Cormorant low s. 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Beautiful Demoiselle, 1 Azure Damselfly, 7 Common Darter (5 m. 2 f.) (Neil Batten)
  • Frays Farm Meadows: Barn Owl, 10 Swallow roost, Sedge Warbler group numbers 5, 3 Buzzard areas calling, Grasshopper Warbler heard, Sparrowhawk over and away, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler on exit (Dan Pinkham)
  • Greenwich clocktower: 1 Peregrine 2045, used to be regular Kestrel perch (Mike Paice)
  • Jubilee Road, Stepney: 1 Spotted Flycatcher & 1 Willow Warbler, at least 100 House Martin roosting nr Shadwell station (Rob Martin [New immigrant from Norwich])
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: 3 Sparrowhawk (2 juv getting flying lessons from mum), 4+ Green Woodpecker, 1 Stock Dove, 7 Swift, 2 Common Darter (Charlie Farrell)
  • Rainham Marshes: 5 Golden Plover (Aveley Bay), 3 Whimbrel, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Greenshank, 5 Dunlin, 1 Wigeon (eclipse male) (Fraser Simpson).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 3 Ruff all juvs and 1 Dunlin ad on causeway of S basin. 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper on W bank of S basin. Interestingly 2 were feeding on grass verges.1 Redshank on N basin. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Common Sandpiper on west res; Brown Hawker (TeRNS)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 4 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 8 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 ads, 1 2cy, 5 juvs.), 2 Common Gull (ad & juv.), 7 Common Tern (4 juvs.) 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 18 Linnet (N P Senior)
  • Tower Bridge: 1 Common Sandpiper on south shore. (P.Angus)
  • Trent Park: 6 Blackcap, Green woodpecker, 5 Goldfinch, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Mandarin ( Duck), Rook, Garden Warbler, Holly Blue.( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow: Waterworks N.R. 2 Teal, first of Autumn. 2 Lesser Whitethroat amongst a Warbler flock. Lockwood: Peregrine, Hobby, 10+ Common Sandpipers, 3 Black-tailed Godwit flew South c.12:30. (2 more? on High Maynard c.16:00) Northern Wheatear, Lapwing over East Warwick and another Common Sandpiper. A few Swifts. (Paul Whiteman, Lol Bodini, David Bradshaw -reportedly, Jonathan Nasir); earlier 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warblers alongside No. 1; 2 further Garden Warblers at the bottom of West Warwick (Adam Winstanley).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 10 + Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Garden Warbler, 20 + House Martin, no Swift, 3 Meadow Pipit (one carrying food), 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Linnet (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Dan Hennessy), Jersey Tiger and Brown Argus (Dan Hennessy)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 fem Kestrel, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6+ Whitethroat (mainly juvs), 5 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker (juv), Swift (heard only), c120 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet. 1 Comon Hawker, 1 Jersey Tiger Moth (Charlie Farrell)Common Hawker would be a major rarity in the London area; suspect a misidentified Migrant or Southern Hawker (Neil Anderson LNHS dragonfly recorder)
  • Wraysbury GP: Oystercacther (C Lamsdell)

Thursday 6th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5+ Swifts, 5 Chiffchaff 1730 (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing & Dunlin (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Green Woodpecker (heard calling, only the 2nd record for this site) Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chorleywood, Amersham road, Red Kites and one very flat Polecat in the gutter just past St Clement Danes school (Richard Francis). Wow, did you get a photo, if yes can you upload it onto this site (Mike Paice)Picture is up, but specimen quite worn compared to other day (RF). Thanks a lot it is just on the edge of known distribution, I looked up the National Polecat survey of Vincent Wildlife Trust (MP)
  • Deptford St Paul's Church: 2 Peregrine adult m and f on spire, f with red coded ring on left tarsus, and plucking probable feral pigeon prey (see photo). Likely the same pair seen here 17/10/2014. Also 2 Swifts SE (Mike Paice)
  • Ewell Village: Little Egret reported at Lower Mill early a.m. by competent third party, viewed from 20-30 feet away. Bird was feeding in Hogsmill river (Neil Batten).
  • Gallions Reach: 30+ Arctic Tern (KJMcmanus)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Enderby's Wharf: 1 adult Common Gull with 86 Black-headed Gulls on barge (Mike Paice).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Cuckoo, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe (WWT website) , 3 Mandarin ducklings (not seen by me), 2 additional Snipe on main lake, 2 fledgling Common Tern (making 4 this season) (Martin Honey)
  • Millharbour E14 rooftop skywatch: 2 Peregrine, 3 Arctic Tern E, 17 Swift W/SW, 12 Swallows S/SW, 2 Sand Martin S (N P Senior)
  • Regent's Park: 6 Swifts, Lesser Whitethroat, C. Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Nuthatch's (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: 3 Water Rails calling, 1f Kingfisher, juv Stonechat with female near Pen Ponds, 5 C. Whitethroats in bracken (Tony Duckett).
  • Roding Valley Park, Woodford Bridge: Kestrel (Alan Hobson).
  • Swanley Park : Mandarin (m), new brood of 4 Mallard ducklings, Moorhen 10+ including 5 well grown chicks (a record breeding success), Heron, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Hobby over, Tawny Owl calling 22.00 (Andy Meaton)
  • Totteridge Valley: Little Owl, Garden Warbler, 12 Swallow, House Martin (John Colmans).
  • Trent Park: 60 Goldfinch, 2 Kestrel ( one of which was a ground feeding Juv which with wings hunched forward and head down ran along the ground finding bugs..very interesting and amusing to observe). 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow, Mandarin. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (north side): 3 Common Sandpipers, Kingfisher 7.30-8.30 am (David Callahan).
  • Wanstead Flats: 10 + Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 10 + Swift, 10 + House Martin, Swallow, Reed Bunting, 2 Common Gull, 1st winter Yellow-Legged Gull, 4 Pochard, Little Grebe with 2 young, 4 Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit, 12 Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft/Dan Hennesssy/Bob Vaughan/Jono Lethbridge)
  • Wanstead Park: 15 + Swift, 2 House Martin, Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Pochard, 3 Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wembley: Red Kite over Barn Hill area at 16:15 (Joe Taylor).

Wednesday 5th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Willow Warblers 0700 cricket scrub and between platforms 2&3 (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 3 Stock Dove, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ewell Village: 3 Common Swift, 3 Grey Heron, 23 Black-headed Gull (Neil Batten).
  • London Wetland Centre: 18 Teal, 2 Common Tern juveniles, 2 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Redshank (WWT website) Brown Argus by bridge near Peacock Tower (am). (Ian Grant)
  • Trent Park: 7 Goldfinch, 5 Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 L B B Gull. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Black-tailed Godwit, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 19 Common Tern, Kingfisher, 3 Red Kite, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard. (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Res: East Warwick, Little Ringed Plover. West Warwick, Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler at South end in bushes by stream with warbler flock. (Jonathan Nasir, Paul Whiteman). Also pr Sparrowhawk, c30 Linnets. 3 Reed Warblers; Lockwood: 6 Dunlin, 6+ Common Sandpipers, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 juv Whitethroat (Lol Bodini).
  • Worcester Park:Whinchat, 2 Peregrine Falcons(Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Garden Warbler, c15 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c10 Blackcap, 3 calling Chiffchaff, c20 Swift, 1 juv Green Woodpecker & c80 Goldfinch. Plus 1 Jersey Tiger Moth. (Charlie Farrell, David Lindo & Roy Nuttall)

Tuesday 4th August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 55 Black-headed Gulls including juvenile also subadult Common Gull Filter Beds roof Wood Green Res 1730 (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, Egyptian Goose, 5 Common Tern, Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, 17+ Swift, 2+ House Martin. (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Dove (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ewell Village: Singing Blackcap at The Lower Mill (Neil Batten).
  • Greenford UB6: Slow flapping Buzzard mobbed by Crow at 6.30 (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Shoveler eclipse drake and female (Robert Callf)
  • Purfleet: 62 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Barn Owls, 30+ Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (across river), half a dozen Little Egrets, 5 Dunlin, Oystercatcher (across river), around 50 Lapwings, a dozen Shelducks (adults and juveniles), Green Woodpecker (Alan Hobson).
  • Rye Meads: Greenshank (Herts website)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler (TeRNS)
  • Wanstead Flats: Peregrine Falcon, 4-5 Kestrel, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, Swallow, 15 + House Martin, 6 Swift, 2 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Little Grebe, Purple Hairstreaks (Dan Hennessy/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Green Sandpiper over, Gadwall, Hobby (Dan Hennessy)
  • Worcester Park:Whinchat and influx of Pied Wagtails(10) on horse fields(Bob Smith)

Monday 3rd August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 8+ Swift 0700 (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsea Bridge Wharf: Peregrine hunting along river, Grey Wagtail, Southern Hawker (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Peninsula (by dome): striking hybrid goose presumably Canada x Greylag (see photos) with Canada Geese, Peregrine on Dome strut, 2 Egyption Geese flew past (Mike Paice)
  • Lewisham: Peregrine southwards over bus station at 15:35 (Martin Stevens)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Common Tern over Eagle early am,Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, Great crested Grebe, 8 Chiffchaff (Stuart Fisher)
  • Lonsdale road reservoir; 1 Turtle dove, 1 common sandpiper[john gordon]
  • Millwall Docks: Great Crested Grebe pair + 1 fully grown juv. and sitting again on 1 egg, 2 juvenile Peregrines, 3 Common Terns, 1 juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 9 House Martins (N P Senior)
  • Motspur Park: 2 Peregrine falcons on gas holder, 30 Swifts (Bob Smith)
  • Purfleet: 2 Avocet in the evening between Purfleet and Rainham Marshes (Fraser Simpson)
  • Wanstead Flats: 100 + Swift moving ssw, 10 + House Martin, Sand Martin, Swallow, 4-5 Willow Warbler, 1-2 Hobby (one with prey), Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Common Snipe, Tern sp heading north, 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, 100 + Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 10 + Lesser Black-backed Gull (3 first winter), 5 Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe (Dan Hennessy/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 40 + Swift in 10 minutes going south over Heronry (Dan Hennessy)
  • Westbourne Park Station; Starling roost(c.40 birds) in a row of Leylandii trees disturbed by(hunting?)Herring Gull.(F.O'Sullivan)

Sunday 2nd August 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Hobby hunting 1230 disturbing flock of feral pigeons (Bob Watts)
  • Blackheath (SE), pair Red Kite soaring high
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper & Peregrine (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Wood Warbler (Twitter)
  • Creekmouth: Peregrine (Barry Jones)
  • Crossness Reserve and Foreshore: 3 Little Egret, 8 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 8 Shelduck, 4 Commnon Tern, Yellow-legged Gull, 36 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, 4 Sand Martin, Barn Owl, plus Water Vole (Ralph Todd)
  • Eaton Park Road, N13: Common Buzzard circling high and drifting NE at 14:05 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Gallions Reach: 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 53 Swift. Gary A James & Paul Davis
  • Greenford UB6: Hummingbird Hawkmoth hovering around privet hedge down my road (3rd this year) (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shoveler brood down to 2, 23 Teal, Hobby, Red Kite, 2 high migrant Heron E and SE, Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 flying juv Common Tern, juv Yellow legged Gull, 20 Swift, Grey Wagtail NW, 3 Swallow S/SW (R.Kaye)
  • Rainham RSPB: Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 21 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Common Snipe, 7 Dunlin, Whimbrel, 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Swift and a Wigeon.(Dave Morrison)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Goldeneye (Twitter)
  • Stanwell Moor: Little Egret, Hobby, Green Sandpiper and Cetti's Warbler (C Lamsdell)
  • Ten Acre Wood area : 2 Pheasant (young poult seen + male heard), Cormorant down on small pool (regular flyovers but first on deck here), 2 Red Kite sightings (1 or 2 birds), Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel,12 Stock Dove, 3 Swift, 3 Skylark, 6+ Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, family 4 Pied Wagtail, 12 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, calling Nuthatch, 6 + Reed Bunting, c70 Goldfinch,6 Linnet, Brown Argus (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Trent Park: Hobby, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff. ( Birding curtailed by an illegal rave in Rough Lot) ( Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2+ Common Sandpiper (reportedly 8 earlier) on W Warwick; Whimbrel on grassy bank & Great White Egret south over High Maynard (Phil Bull) what time was the GWE and was it low or high? Most of the locals still needing it! Apologies! The GWE flew over the south end of High Maynard quite low, looking as if it might settle on one of the numbered reservoirs at approx 5:35. I didn't have time to try to relocate the bird myself but I also put the sighting on Birdguides and gave all the info to the warden on duty in case anyone wanted to try. Hopefully the bird will still be around tomorrow. For the record it was close enough and clear enough that I am certain of the ID: yellow bill, arched wings, black feet and large size all very visible.. Much appreciated (PW)
  • Wanstead Flats: 30 + House Martin, m Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 3 Skylark (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: @100 swifts overhead, hobby chasing them, blackcaps, goldfinch, white throat, flock mixed tits. (S Huckle)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c200 Swift hawking ants with a similiar number of Black-headed Gulls (David Lindo & Clare Evans)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 10 Common Blue,5 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)

Saturday 1st August 2015 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, 6 Common Tern, 60+ Swift +60 later (Roy Beddard, John Gravatt, Andrew Verrall)
  • Brockwell Park: c. 70 Swift, 10 am (Tony Stones / Alan Wilkinson)
  • Clapham Common: Peregrine hunting round pond on Clapham Common Southside, 15.00pm (Tony Stones)
  • Gallions Reach: Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher (KJMcmanus)
  • Hackney Marshes: Shoveler (over), 20+ Swift at 20.00 (JW Davies)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shoveler brood down to 3, 2 Buzzard, juv Common Gull, 8 Swallow W, Six-belted Clearwing (R.Kaye)
  • Rainham Marshes: Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 13 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Green Sandpipers, Ruff, 2 Hobby (Fraser Simpson-Twitter)
  • Strayfield Road, EN2: 20 Barn Swallow on overhead wire (Robert Callf)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Little Egret, 19 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, Bearded Tit; also Grey Seal, 4 Jersey Tiger & Wall butterfly (Andrew Self)
  • Wanstead Flats: Little Owl, Siskin, Goldcrest (Tony Brown), 2-3 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 6 + Lesser Whitethroat, Sand Martin, Swallow, 14 + House Martin, 10 + Swift, Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 singing Skylark, Nuthatch, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 5 Lesser Whitethroat (family), 2 Kestrel, 3-5 Sparrowhawk (including young), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Swallow, 10 + House Martin, 20 + Swift, Grass Snake (Nick Croft/Mike Messenger/James Heal)
  • Waterworks NR: grass snake eating frog, kestrel, 15+ swift. (S Huckle)
  • Wraysbury GP: Hobby and Redstart (C Lamsdell)

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