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Saturday 28th March 2015 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: 2 singing Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: last Black-headed Gull imm, Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (RPBirders)
  • Wimbledon Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker pair on north side of Lady's Mile, 8:30am. Also Marsh Tit, several singing Chiffchaff [observer name, pleass - and M_Tit is highly unlikely, alas]

Friday 27th March 2015 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, Chiffchaff singing N.Marsh (Bob Husband, Andrew Verrall).
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Mandarin, Song Thrush, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock low NW over Parliament Hill at c10:45, 3 Common Buzzard first drifted slowly W from 11:20 then two together NE from c13:00, 3 Linnet -2 perched briefly in a tree on Parliament Hill at 11:30 a quick burst of song then NW & one flyover NW later , 7 Chiffchaff incl 3 at Sanctuary Pond, where also 1m Blackcap, 18 Meadow Pipit NW nearly all pm, 4 Shoveler, 12 Redwing, Kingfisher over Parliament Hill Fields (Frank Nugent).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup, f Goldeneye & Cetti's Warbler still, 2 Meadow Pipit over (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • KGV Res: 1 Swallow, 1 White Wagtail male, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 13 Goldeneye, 11 Goosander, 15 Meadow Pipit (Tony Clancy)
  • London Wetland Centre: A single common Buzzard over SE at c13:30 (Catherine Beazley); 1 Jack Snipe (at least) grazing marsh, 6 Redshank (Martin Honey)
  • Mayesbrook Park: Mediterranean Gull (Paul Hawkins tweet)
  • Notting Hill: Ladbroke Square Gardens from Kensington Park Road- Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming for 10 minutes in tall Beech Tree from 6am. (Angus Innes)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Owl, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 7 Snipe, 21 Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 11 Stock Dove, 12 Jackdaw, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch & 5 Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: c8 Little Grebe -much trilling & chasing, 4 Great Crested Grebe 2pr, 2 Black-headed Gull -nearly all gone, 1 Common Gull -ditto, 7 Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit [Ldn yr-1st] called & landed briefly in favoured grove south of Hill viewpt area 50 then cont'd NW 1250 (the only pipit obs'r saw all day -no dawn vismig watch due to disturbance on Hill), 2 Redwing, Reed Bunting still singing a32 0730 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret (per Surrey BC)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 8 Black-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, Dunlin, 3 Redshank (Dominic Pia tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: Osprey [Ldn yr-1st] over 1200 (BirdGuides); also 3 Red-crested Pochard 2m, 7 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Chiffchaff (Herts BN tweet)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Scaup Lockwood still, Lapwing E (David Bradshaw tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 territorial Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit 2 singing & 10 over north, singing Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk (f), 2 Kestrel, 4 Shoveler, 1m Gadwall, 1 m Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap (Nick Croft/Tim Harris)
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail, 11 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, f Teal, pr of Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk (m), 9 singing Chiffchaff (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Firecrest (m & f) hollies adjacent to Putney Vale Cemetery (Peter Carlill/Neil Bostock)
  • Wood Green: Common Buzzard low over Birdwatch office and then east at 12.20 (David Callahan, Ian Lycett, Rebecca Armstrong).
  • Woolwich Common: 2 Chiffchaffs singing, 2+ Redwings, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Kestrel, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipits over, also 1 male Brimstone Butterfly (Joe Beale)

Thursday 26th March 2015 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam) *Cleveland Park, Ealing: Singing Chiffchaff - not a species usually recorded here (Bill Haines) *Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Shelduck, 17 Tufted Duck, 32 Teal (John Archer)
  • Ewell Village: 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, pair of Sparrowhawk displaying above Bourne Hall (Neil Batten).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff still on islands in lake (Ian Stewart per JA)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Oystercatcher on mud by O2 (John Archer)
  • Grovelands Park: m Firecrest singing 13.45-14.15 in holly by rangers hut. (Simon West)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 4 House Sparrow, 50+ Woodpigeon (eating tree buds), 2 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Kestrel, 7 Snipe, 21 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 4 Stock Dove, 85 Jackdaw & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: m Shelduck -f apparently now incubating, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap -pm visit (RPBirders)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: pr Kingfisher incubating (RSPB tweet)
  • St James's Park: Peregrine & Sparrowhawk both soaring over the Park this pm (Frank Nugent).
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Redshank, Water Pipit sp (Dominic Pia tweet)
  • Trent Park: 4 Mandarin Duck 3m 1f upper lake, 2 Grey Wagtail water-outlet lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Scaup, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6+ Sand Martin, Wheatear on Lockwood (Paul Whiteman tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Redwing, Fieldfare, Reed Bunting, 20 + Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 singing Skylark, 6 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 3 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Bullfinch, Water Rail, Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 3 Redwing, 5 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wimbledon Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, cock Pheasant, Common Snipe, first singing Blackcap. (David Wills).

Wednesday 25th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 10 Shoveler (2 Boating Pond, 8 Wood Green Reservoir), Pochard hybrid (Boating Pond), Little Grebe (Boating Pond), Great Crested Grebe (Wood Green Reservoir), singing male Blackcap (just N of Conservation Pond), 3+ Chiffchaffs (Conservation Wood/W boundary of reservoir), 4 Redwings (W Deer Enclosure) (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Bayford: 2 Barn Owl (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling from Round Plantation (Regents Park Birds)
  • Chessington: Red Kite over gdns 1345 then drifting SW (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Crossness: 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Carter via Birding London facebook)
  • Dagenham Chase: Red Kite NW 1640 (Vince Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Little Grebe, 4+ Redwings, Meadow Pipit over (Joe Beale)
  • Grovelands Park: 14 Shoveler, 3 Tawny Owl two hooting and one calling 05:05 - 05:20, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen in flight 06:10 and heard singing 06:25, 2 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing, 2 Firecrest pr displaying incl male singing 06:50 - 07:10, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 singing m Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Kingfisher (pair) at Sanctuary Pond late pm (Frank Nugent).
  • Herne Hill: Red Kite flying southwest at about 17.30 (Peter Flockhart)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup, f Goldeneye & Cetti's Warbler still, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 5 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit over (Des McKenzie tweets)
  • Ladywell Fields: 6 Stock Dove, Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail (C White tweet)
  • Leyton Flats/Snarebrook: Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, Coal Tit, 10 Shoveler, Little Egret E (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 11 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe (near sluice close to Wildside hide), 2 singing Reed Bunting, 5 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Redshank (Martin Honey); Little Egret grazing marsh, Nuthatch entrance area (WWT website)
  • Lower Morden: Little Egret on Pyl Brook (Bob Smith)
  • Morden Cemetery: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Little Owl (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner (Cannon Lane): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 3 Snipe, 28 Meadow Pipit (grounded), 19 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 46 Jackdaw, 13 Stock Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch & 10 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 14 Black-headed Gull E, 19 Woodpigeon N, 31 Meadow Pipit N/NW, Chaffinch NE, Greenfinch W - Hill vismig 05:50-07:50, also 5 Kestrel 2pr & f interloper, Redwing, Reed Bunting singing Wetland Pen area 32 (RPBirders); 8 Stock Dove 6 on playing fields & 2 at Pen, also Green Woodpecker, fm Kestrel (John Cadera)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: pr Teal, Little Egret, f Sparrowhawk, c30 Woodpigeon (gathering late afternoon, then flying E in two flocks), Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 5 Common Snipe, Peregrine over, 4+ Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff (Drew Lyness via Herts BC)
  • Staines Reservoir: 7 Black-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank (Dominic Pia tweet)
  • Stanstead Abbotts: Barnacle Goose in Cappell Ln goose field by Medivet (Darren Bast tweets); 169 Golden Plover in field by Hunsdon Rd (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Totteridge Valley/Folly Farm/Darlands Lake: 4 Buzzard, Blackcap singing, 4 Lapwing, 8 Teal, Bullfinch male, large flocks of Common Gull on fields (Tony Clancy)
  • Stocker's Lake: pr Red-crested Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, 8 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher (Anna Marett per Herts BC)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Little Egret, Little Grebe, Mute Swan, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 1 m Pochard, 2 m Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Wagtail pr, 1 f Blackcap, Chiffchaff singing (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 30+ Meadow Pipit (3 singing males), Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 4 singing Skylark, 6 Chiffchaff (4 singing), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 1-2 Reed Bunting, 10 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 7 Redwing (Nick Croft/Tim Harris/Dan Hennessy)
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail (Shoulder of Mutton), 17 Shoveler (Ornamental Waters) (Tony Brown)
  • Whippendell Wood: Woodcock flushed fr Strawberry Fields area (Ian Bennell via Herts BC)
  • Whitings Hill/Arkley Fields South: 15 Meadow Pipit, pair Buzzard over, male Blackcap singing and seen, Sparrowhawk through, Skylark singing over farmers fields (David Martens)

Tuesday 24th March 2015 Edit

  • Abbey Road, London NW8: Sparrowhawk preening in cherry blossomed tree (B Ross)
  • Barnes: Harrod's village- freshly dead Woodcock on lawn by large pond (small wound & few plucked body feathers), singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • Beddington SF: Willow Warbler singing c10:12am (per BFBG tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Neasden Rec (Brent Res S Bank)- Red Kite drifting N 14.20, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Little Grebe, pr Shoveler (Davey Leach); 3 Curlew flew in to feed on mud, 10 Common Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 2nd winter Great Black-backed Gull (Roy Beddard, Bob Husband)
  • Brickendon: 10+ Lesser Redpoll private wood (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Brookmill Park: Common Buzzard, Mute Swan, Mandarin, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford CP: nr Heathrow- 25+ Meadow Pipits, pr displaying Skylark, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Curlew over heading towards Heathrow at 10.30am, 8 singing Goldcrest, pr Mistle Thrush (Wendy Marks)
  • Crayford Marshes: incl Thames & foreshore- 5 Common Scoter (4m1f), 40 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 7pr Wigeon, Marsh Harrier (female over NE), Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 89 Redshank, Spotted Redshank, 3 Common Gull, Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 20 Linnet, Reed Bunting, Howbury Farm/Landfill- 4 Little Egret, 18 Teal, Pheasant, 5 Stock Dove, 150+ Woodpigeon, 8 Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 160+ Starlings, 10 Greenfinch (Ralph Todd)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Kestrel pr displaying then flew S, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Shelduck, 24 Tufted Duck, c150 Teal, Pied Wagtail (John Archer).
  • Feltham: Hounslow Rd- Sparrowhawk flying across the road at a very low level struggling to carry Woodpigeon prey (Rob Mills)
  • Green Park: Pair of Mistle Thrush. (Matt Reed).
  • Grovelands Park: 14 Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff incl one singing, m Firecrest singing until at least 18:00 (Robert Callf)
  • Headstone Moat: singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap tuning up, singing Goldcrest, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Jackdaw & 2 Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Hither Green: 4 Red Kites circling and drifting SW 15.30pm (Dave Burt)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Little Ringed Plover WC2 lagoon island (Matt Farmer via HSP blog)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup, f Goldeneye & Cetti's Warbler still, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit over, c40 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie tweets); Willow Warbler [Ldn yr-1st] singing very quietly nr Cetti's_Warbler 9.55am (Tony Duckett); Great Black-backed Gull 2w Long Water (Ralph Hancock blog)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: ad Kittiwake -perh Regent's Park bird- 14:45-14:55 then NW (Dave Harris tweet, BirdGuides) photos fr both sites show primary patterns on underwings are identical (P5 on L underwing has tiny black spot -not duplicated on R underwing) so must be the same bird
  • KGV Reservoir: 6 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Mandarin, Red Kite, Buzzard, 4 Jack Snipe, normal islandica Black-tailed Godwit, 139 Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Continental Coal Tit. (R.Kaye)
  • Mardyke Valley: M25 south to Thurrock Hotel- 44 Teal, 8 Little Egret, Snipe, 2m Cetti's Warbler, m Chiffchaff, 2m Song Thrush, 11 Redwing (Howard Vaughan per ELBF)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 3 House Sparrow, pr Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Oxted SP: Little Ringed Plover, 4 Sand Martin (Surrey BC) TQ371522
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Little Owl, 3 Snipe, 14 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 32 Jackdaw, 7 Stock Dove & 5 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 5 Common Scoter 4m f mid-river 1345 -also seen fr Crayford Marshes (per ELBF, BirdGuides); 3 Marsh Harrier 2f m, f Sparrowhawk, Little Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, 7m Chiffchaff (per ELBF)
  • Regent's Park: ad Kittiwake [Ldn yr-1st] boating lake c11:00-13:00 then W (Tony Duckett et al)
  • Richmond Park: Short-eared Owl north 07.20 - seen first by a pair of Canada Geese, Woodcock, Snipe, 3 Buzzard - one flew off NW, Grey Heron - 2 nests with young & 4th nest occupied, 2 Water Rail heard, Stonechat female, 35 Redwing, 5 Chiffchaff (J.Wilczur); Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (S.Read per JW)
  • Russia Dock Woodland: pair Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackcap singing, Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Cadera)
  • St James's Park: 2 Peregrine, the falcon circling and soaring over the Park from 08:15, joined shortly after by the tiercel, lots of aerial antics ensuing. Both birds still at it at 14:00, putting on quite a display (Frank Nugent); Chiffchaff singing on island Buckingham palace end 9am (Will Rose); second Egyptian Goose brood of the year -two just hatched goslings with adult and two older goslings elsewhere surviving from first brood. (Matt Reed).
  • Sevenoaks WR: Swallow flew over Willow Hide at 3.10pm and headed north in heavy shower, American White Ibis [esc] in field 10 yds from path, 2 Grey Wagtails on island in front of main glass-fronted hide. (Eric Brown, Phil Cliffe, Peter Graham, Anthony Dunstan, David Thompson).
  • Sidcup: DA14- Kestrel over Tesco Edgington Way 07.00, Redwing heard 03.00, Wren and Robins singing through the night; Lamorbey Pk- 2 Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck 6m 3f, Kingfisher, 2-3 male Blackcap 1 or 2 singing, Chiffchaff singing, Goldcrest, Jackdaw; York Ave- Grey Heron low NE c9am, male Blackcap (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: Buzzard, Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler (Martin Twycross)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-necked Grebe, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 4 Redshank (Dominic Pia tweet); Buzzard, Red Kite, Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Rock Pipit (Martin Twycross); 9 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides); 2ad Mediterranean Gull (Surrey BC)
  • Stanstead Abbotts: 150+ Golden Plover Hunsdon Rd (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 10 Little Egret, 3 Red Kite nr M25, 2 Chiffchaff singing (Joan Thompson via Herts BC)
  • Tylers Common: Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit NE, 2 Linnet, Bullfinch (Colin Jupp via Essex BwS)
  • Wanstead Flats: 36 Meadow Pipit (30 through north & 2 singing birds & 4 others on deck), 4 singing Skylark, Linnet, Reed Bunting, 10 Shoveler, 20+ Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Stok Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 singing Chiffchaff (Nick Croft); 1 Northern Wheatear (Tony Brown)
  • Wanstead Park: 6 Meadow Pipit north, 3 Redwing, 8 singing Chiffchaff, Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 14 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, Water Rail, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker singing north side Tibbetts Corner 0710 (Twitter); also a pair of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers male drumming and calling in the Ladies Mile area, Kingfisher at Bluegate GP and Common Snipe flushed at Ladies Mile (David Wills).
  • Woldingham: Grey Partridge, Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 6 Lapwing, Tawny Owl at roost (Jack Barnes tweet); also Little Ringed Plover (per JB)
  • Woodford Green: Lesser Redpoll intermittently at feeder, Kestrel flyover am, then 4 Common Buzzard and a Red Kite together between 12.45-1pm, also Little Egret flyover. (Ken Murray)

Monday 23rd March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite drifted SE at 1125 - perhaps same as at Brent Res 25 mins earlier (Ian Lycett, David Callahan, Dominic Mitchell)
  • Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery: 40+ Redwing, Kestrel (L Leadbeater)
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite circled SE 10:55-11:00, 35 Meadow Pipit N, Chiffchaff singing Dump (Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker h Lunch Wood am (Geoff Barter via CFBW twitter)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Pochard, Woodcock, Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Fieldfare, 25 Linnet, 6 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit (DC blog)
  • East India Dock Basin: Little Ringed Plover, 4 Shelduck (Paul Hyland)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylags SW, Canada Goose SW, 10+ Tufted Duck, Litle Grebe, Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 9+ Chiffchaff 7 singing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper inc 1 singing, 4 Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Rook circling E, 1 Common Buzzard NW, Sparrowhawk, 30+ Meadow Pipits N (inc. flock of 10), also 2 Commas around midday (Joe Beale)
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming near boardwalk at W end of Park Woodland, Woodcock flushed nearby, pr Treecreeper and 16+ Redwing in same area 7-7.45am (Davey Leach)
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock flushed from hedge 3, silent Chiffchaff by Mens Pool, 5 Meadow Pipits over, Mute Swans building nest with one of last years offspring sitting on it! (GreenGrandad)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup, f Goldeneye & Cetti's Warbler still, 12 Redwing, 8 Meadow Pipit over (Des McKenzie tweets)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Treecreeper, 1-2 Nuthatch singing, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 12+ Meadow Pipit N, 5 Song Thrush, 7 Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, 2 Linnet SW, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Shoveler (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Pintail, 30 Wigeon, mating pair Gadwall, 3 Redshank, 6 Snipe, c130 Cormorant (WWT website); Red Kite, 123 Meadow Pipit N/NW, Rock/Water Pipit N with 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtail (R.Kaye); also 4 other Red Kite W, 2 Buzzard W, 1 Jack Snipe (O.Dewhurst); 10 Common Snipe, 6 Redshank, 2 Redwing (E bund), 6 singing Chiffchaff (southern route), Little Egret over main lake (Martin Honey)
  • Lord's Cricket Ground: Sparrowhawk over late morning (John Colmans)
  • Mardyke Valley, Stifford-Aveley: pr Shelduck, 80 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 7 Little Egret, Great White Egret again S down valley 0610, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, Snipe, 3 Kingfisher, Skylark, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 12 House Sparrow, 4 Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 5 House Sparrow (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mayflower Park: Chiffchaff, Water Rail (W and J Reid per Bob Smith)
  • Mill Hill NW7: Sparrowhawk circling over The Broadway 8:45 (Andrew Haynes)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl, 2 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Rainham RSPB: Whimbrel [Ldn yr-1st] foreshore am & again nr centre evg (Howard Vaughan via Birding London facebook); Spotted Redshank foreshore (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Buzzard NW singly, 5-7 Jackdaw -more stopover commuters, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 4 Meadow Pipit W/NW, Blackbird nest-bldg, 7 Redwing, 16 Chaffinch N, Linnet yr-1st N, m Reed Bunting Old Boathouse reedbed area 2 (RPBirders)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: pr Teal, Kestrel, Chiffchaff (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • St James's Park: Peregrine 8:30-08:50, Grey Wagtail over N, Kestrel over pm (Frank Nugent).
  • South Norwood CP: Common Buzzard, 4 Meadow Pipit NW, 4 Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff (Steven Robinson)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Buzzard, Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, 2 Water Pipit. (Jim Sweetland)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 8 Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Dunlin, Redshank (Dominic Pia tweet); 9 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Redshank (C Lamsdell)
  • Stanwell Moor: 3 singing Chiffchaff, 50+ Fieldfare, Little Owl. (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stratford: Sand Martin over Stratford High St by R. Lea. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Streatham Common: year's first Chiffchaff (Peter Newmark).
  • Tower Bridge: 2 Little Egrets flew ESE low over the bridge at c.08:20 (Paul Whiteman)
  • Town Park: 1m Shoveler, 2m Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Wagtail pr (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Kingfisher perched upper lake, 4 Chiffchaff singing (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Walthamstow Res: Lockwood (from window)- 6 Sand Martin N, f Goosander roosting on N bank (Stuart Fisher); Lockwood- 3 Scaup, Red Kite high over E Warwick, 2-3 Buzzard, m Wheatear, 100+ Meadow Pipit N (Jonathan Nasir via WR blog); Barn Owl seen hunting over West Marsh from window 18:25 (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: 20 Meadow Pipit through (Jonathan Lethbridge); 60+ Meadow Pipit north (over a wide front so the total could have been considerably more), 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Skylark, Linnet, 8 Chaffinch north, Reed Bunting, Peregrine Falcon, Common Buzzard, 2-3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 4-5 Chiffchaff (Nick Croft/Barry Bishop)
  • Wanstead Park: 11 Meadow Pipit over (incl 10 over Wanstead High School), singing Coal Tit, Chiffchaff (Dan Hennessy)
  • Watford: Kingfisher Riverside Pk (Joan Thomspon via Herts BC)
  • Woldingham: Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, pr Raven, Treecreeper, 65 Fieldfare, 27 Linnet (Jack Barnes tweet)
  • Woodford Bridge Garden: blue Ring-necked Parakeet with 16+ green Ring-necked Parakeets. Escaped Indian species? No obvious rings. (Charlie Musker)
  • Woodlands Farm: Tawny Owl hooting in golf course 11 am, Sparrowhawk pair displaying, Kestrel f, 6 Redwing, singing Chiffchaff, Small Tortoiseshell (Conrad Ellam)
  • Woodoaks Farm: via Herts BC- 4 Red Kite, 17 Skylark (Geoff Lapworth); 22 Fieldfare, m Wheatear (Lee Evans)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: m Peregrine, c5 Jackdaw, Skylark, 2 Redwing, c12 Meadow Pipit incl c4 singers, c5 Linnet (WS tweet)

Sunday 22nd March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 6 Shoveler 3m 3f, 3 Grey Wagtail Wood Green Res, 5 singing Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell GP: Gt Hardmead Lk am- 400 Golden Plover [exact loc'n not given], 6 Sand Martin (Simon Knott via Herts BC)
  • Broxbourne Station: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at 16.45 in trees opposite platform 4 (Chris Wright)
  • Bury Lake: 2 Sand Martin (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Coursers Farm: Green Sandpiper (per Herts BC)
  • Dartford Marshes: Marsh Harrier, 5 Ruff, 1200 Black-headed Gull, 32 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Pied Wagtail (Andrew Lawson via Kent OS)
  • East Sheen Common SW14: Woodcock (J.Wilczur)
  • Epping Forest, Wintry Wood: 5 Brambling at 0845 including full summer male, Common Buzzard (Martin Shepherd)
  • Ewell: 2 Red Kite 1 low E & 1 N, Buzzard high E (Steve Thomas tweets)
  • Great Amwell: Woodcock flushed fr riverbank toward viewpt (Roland Power via Herts BC)
  • Grovelands Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by Seaforth Gardens entrance, 2 Firecrest by entrance to rangers hut (Neville Smith).
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock flushed from South Meadow by a pack of dogs at 10:00 then flew towards Kenwood, 6 Fieldfare NW over Parliament Hill at 07:30, 11 Meadow Pipit NW, 5 Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Mandarin at the Viaduct Pond, 1 Lesser Redpoll with the Goldfinches in third hedge Parliament Hill Fields, Common Buzzard drifted slowly NE from 16:00 (Frank Nugent).
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Sand Martin over lagoons (Kevin Guest tweet); Little Egret, 3 Sand Martin WC2 lagoon (Ian Kehl via HSP blog)
  • Howe Green: Kingfisher R Lea (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup Serpentine Is, f Goldeneye Fisherman's Keep and Cetti's Warbler still, 5 Meadow Pipit and Linnet over (Des McKenzie tweets)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Caspian Gull 1w (BirdGuides)
  • Kingston Bridge: 1 Common Gull coming to bread with Herring and Black-headed Gulls (Neil Batten).
  • KGVI Res: Goosander over -seen fr Staines Res (Dominic Pia tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Buzzard, 2 Continental Coal Tit also seen before Christmas so presumably wintered - seen point-blank in small hawthorn in the Sheep Paddock (R.Kaye); 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit W (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Road Res: 2 displaying Great Crested Grebe (unusual here and not bred for 5+ yrs if ever) They used to breed c30 years ago at least [JW]; up to at least 1994 acc to London 'atlas' [MRH], 1 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff (Rich Petley tweet) - thanks everyone for the info (RP)
  • Osterley Park: Chiffchaff singing, Common Buzzard over W, 4 Common Gull, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest), Green Woodpecker, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Herring Gull, 96+ Jackdaw, 4 Little Grebe, Little Owl, 2 Mandarin, 5 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, 11+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Shoveler, 215+ Woodpigeon (Richard Woolley).
  • Panshanger Park: Water Rail, 5 Chiffchaff (Allan Burrows via Herts BC)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 3 Snipe, 7 Meadow Pipit, 27 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 9 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch & 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Redshank Aveley Bay (Paul Hawkins tweet); still 1255 with 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, also elusive Water Pipit butts hide, Little Ringed Plover (Jonathan Wasse tweet); stone barges- 2 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 13 Redshank (Shaun Harvey tweet); 2f Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, m Peregrine, 23 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 50 Redshank, 19 Snipe, Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, f Wheatear, m Corn Bunting (per ELBF)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite N at 13.50, 2+ Buzzard, 10 Skylark - a flock away from breeding area (J.Wilczur)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 4 Shelduck, 60 Golden Plover over, Jack Snipe, 8 Chiffchaff, Stonechat (Graham White tweet); 2 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, a pair of Kingfisher (Shailesh Patel, Bob Husband and RSPB NW London Local Group)
  • Shafford Farm nr St Albans: 250+ Fieldfare, 25+ Redwing (John Pritchard via Herts BC)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, 2 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • South Mimms: 302 Golden Plover north of services (per Herts BC)
  • Staines Moor: Wheatear (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 2 Rock Pipit (Dominic Pia tweet); Water Pipit (BirdGuides); Goshawk c12.30 flushed wildfowl on N Basin then circled away over T5 (Gordon Shaw); pm- Peregrine plucking/eating prey on bank of south basin, Wheatear on bank of north basin (Iain Darbyshire); 8 Black-necked Grebe (Paul Frost blog)
  • Stanford Rivers: 5 Buzzard, 3 Skylark, Yellowhammer (per ELBF)
  • Stocker's Lake: via Herts BC- Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen drumming (Joan Thompson); also m Red-crested Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher (Geoff Lapworth)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: Singing Blackcap again - The Glade (Neil Batten).
  • Swanley Park: Greylag, Coot, Pheasant f (2nd site record), Green Woodpecker (very scarce this year) (Andy Meaton)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 4 Teal 2pr, probably 2 different Red Kite (1st circling over wood 7.45 & drifting low to shooting club other 30 mins later on N side of wood dropping into field before heading towards Gutteridge Wood), pr Buzzard, f Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, 6 Lapwing, 16 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, pr Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Woodpecker, 9 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, singing Chiffchaff, Redwing, 2 Rook, male Reed Bunting, 16 Linnet (Neil Anderson); also Meadow Pipit, 5 Fieldfare, Pheasant, pr Bullfinch (Nigel Dodd)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 3 Redshank (per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - 4 Scaup 1055, Woodcock over, Wheatear, 5 Goldeneye (Pete Lambert, David Bradshaw); 2 Green Sandpiper on ramp north of Lockwood, Buzzard NE, 6 Sand Martin High Maynard (Paul Whiteman, David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Northern Wheatear still, Woodcock, 3 Lapwing, 30+ Meadow Pipit north (3 birds singing on territory), 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 singing Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Redwing, 2 Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch through, 6 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe 2pr, 3 singing Chiffchaff (Wanstead Birders) Woodcock again in the evening (Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: (Bush Wood breeding birds survey) 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 19 Wren (James Heal)
  • Weald CP: Buzzard, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 10 Nuthatch 5pr, Reed Bunting (per ELBF)
  • Woldingham: 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Lapwing back on territory, 7 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 9 Skylark (Jack Barnes tweet)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Little Egret, Red Kite high E 9.30, f Kestrel, 9 Snipe, 55 Common Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 21st March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Snipe rear of Conservation Pond, 4 singing Chiffchaff, m Shoveler Wood Green Res, 6 Redwing, Meadow Pipit (Bob Watts)
  • Bencroft Wood: 2 Hawfinch am (Graham White tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Song Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Great Black-backed Gull over, 175 Fieldfare, 200 Redwing (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Crossness: 22 Wigeon, Marsh Harrier, 2 Curlew, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper (Richard Bonser tweet); Peregrine on chimney, 2 Snipe, 1 Lapwing, Cetti's heard, Gadwall, Teal (MBS).
  • Gallions Reach: Sand Martin (KJMcmanus)
  • Grovelands Park: Firecrest f in Hollies near Rangers Hut with 2 others calling nearby 11.00-11.45, also Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail and 4 Redwing. (D.Jordan)
  • Hanworth Park: Spoonbill S over gdn toward Kempton NR 0940 (BirdGuides)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover (WC2 island), 2 Sand Martin (Neil Randon via HSP blog)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup, f Goldeneye and Cetti's Warbler still, 3 Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie tweets)
  • Kew Green: 1 White Wagtail feeding with 3 Pied Wagtail (Hugh Bradshaw).
  • KGV Reservoir: 4 Sand Martin, f Northern Wheatear (Neville Smith).
  • Kingston: 1 Sand Martin over Thames (Hugh Bradshaw).
  • Lewisham: Peregrine on Citibank Tower (Tom Moulton via Sue Gore)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: Common Snipe, 13+ migrant Chaffinch SE before cloud came in c6.45-7am (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull (different bird to that on 17.3 -conf by R. Kaye) briefly am, 11 Common Snipe, 3 singing Chiffchaff (Southern Route), 6 Redshank, 4 Stock Dove, 32 Wigeon, singing Reed Buntings and Cetti's Warblers (Martin Honey, Angus Innes)
  • Maylands GC: 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 4 Skylark, 5 Redwing, 6 Meadow Pipit (per ELBF)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 13 Fieldfare, 11 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 7 Stock Dove & 23 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Marsh Harrier 2f m, 2 Buzzard, pr Peregrine, 4 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 7 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2m Ruff, 15 Dunlin, 50 Redshank, 19 Snipe, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sand Martin, m Wheatear, Water Pipit (per ELBF)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 35 Woodpigeon N, 103 Starling E, 34 Redwing E/N, 3 Pied Wagtail over, 11 Meadow Pipit NNW, 95 Chaffinch E, 7 Greenfinch N, Goldfinch N -Hill vismig 05:35-07:35 (peak 0555), also Blackcap singing (RPBirders); a scarce visitor to Inner London a Collared Dove [yr-1st] was in my garden am (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: 2 Little Egret - Brook, Collared Dove flew S - scarce in Park, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, 5 Meadow Pipit - including 3 singing, 17 Skylark - including 6 singing and a flock of 8, c500 Starling - feeding flock (J.Wilczur)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2 pr, Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 3 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher and Redshank fr draper hide, Red Kite over, pr Kingfisher mating, pr Bullfinch (Simon Hummerstone tweets)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, 8 Tufted Duck 5m 3f, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Meadow Pipit over 13.00 year-1st, male Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, 3+ Stock Dove NW (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: 6 Water Pipit (C Lamsdell)
  • Staines Res: Great Northern Diver, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 14 Shelduck, Redshank, 2 Scandinivan Rock Pipit (C Lamsdell); 8 Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 2 Redshank, Wheatear (Dominic Pia tweet); 2 Little Ringed Plover (Dave Carlsson tweet)
  • Stocker's Farm: Little Ringed Plover on flooded field (Paul Lewis via Herts BC); Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (Chris Sharp tweet)
  • Stratford, Olympic Park: Cetti's Warbler showing in newly created marsh next to reed bed (possibly 2 birds), 2 Sand Martin, Snipe, 12 Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit over, 3+ Reed Bunting, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Kestrel, flock of Redwing E (Stuart Fisher)
  • Swanley Park: Tawny Owl 1am, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Andy Meaton)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Common Buzzard, 11 Teal, drake Mandarin, Lapwing, 3 Chiffchaff (1 in brief song), Meadow Pipit, male Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Woodcock (one live and cluster of feathers from victim), 2 Grey Wagtail m+f water outlet (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail pr (David Lowman tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 3 Little Egret (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: pr Scaup still Lockwood west side, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Sand Martin N; No 1 - pr Goldeneye (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Northern Wheatear still, Woodcock, Common Snipe, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 50+ Chaffinch through, 4 Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4+ Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Gadwall, f Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 21 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 25 Redwing, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Little Egret, 17 Stock Dove, pr of Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 13 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy)
  • Wimbledon Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen and heard drumming in woods to the west of the Windmill car park 08.15 (Andrew Harding)

Friday 20th March 2015 Edit

  • Barbican: City wall south of School- Grey Wagtail (Peter Charles)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 1 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest (Neil Batten).
  • Grovelands Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker heard calling near Seaforth Gardens entrance at approximately 16:40 -heard drumming later further right of the entrance (Katy McGilvray)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Buzzard drifted slowly S and low over Parliament Hill from 11:10, Peregrine straight over S just before noon, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Redwing (Frank Nugent).
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup nr island, f Goldeneye (Fisherman's Keep), c40 Redwing, Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still, 3 Chiffchaff singing (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • KGV Reservoir: f Common Scoter N basin mid-am (BirdGuides)
  • Ladywell Fields: 2 Song Thrush (1 singing), singing Mistle Thrush, Mandarin, 2 Grey Wagtail (Tom Moulton)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 20+ Teal, Little Egret, Buzzard, 6 Lapwing, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher, Skylark, 3 Treecreeper, 4-5 singing Song Thrush, 8+ Reed Bunting (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: Peacock tower to visitor centre walk this morning produced 7 Chiffchaff - must be several more onsite (Catherine Beazley)
  • Mayflower Park: 2 Chiffchaffs (Bob Smith)
  • Panshanger Park: 3 Red Kite, 4 Snipe on lake island, singing Chiffchaff (Martin Ketcher/Jennifer Gilbert via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2f Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Curlew, 7 Snipe, 60 Redshank, 3 Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff (Alan Shearman, Howard Vaughan per ELBF); Peregrine, 37 Golden Plover, Raven, 2m Wheatear (Bill Stallard, David Keane & Stan Brown per ELBF); Rock Pipit, Water Pipit (per ELBF)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Woodcock S toward Outer Circle as eclipse neared peak 0925 (Twitter); pm- m Peregrine over, 3 Common Gull high E/NE, Woodcock, 5 Jackdaw over, Rook NW 1350 low enough to be briefly chivvied by local crows, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 7 Chaffinch E/NE (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 3+ Woodcock at dawn at edge of a plantation, Little Egret - Pond Slade, 4 Fieldfare over (J.Mccormick per JW)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: pr Teal, Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • South Mimms: 60+ Golden Plover Swanlands Rd circling field 400yds south of Lantern Recovery 0815 (per Herts BC)
  • Southwark Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff singing (John Cadera)
  • Spitalfields E1: Woodcock over Woodseer Ln 1755 (Richard Rae tweet)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 2+ Redshank, 9+ Lapwing, 1f Goosander, 1m Wigeon, 1 Woodcock, 1 Jack Snipe, 10 Common Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Bunting, 36 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Goldcrest, 1+ Kingfisher, 28 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 5+ Linnet, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose (Lee Dingain) pics here)
  • Staines Reservoir: 7 Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Peregrine, 2 Rock Pipit, Water Pipit (Jim Sweetland); 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 5 Redshank, f Wheatear causeway S bank, 4 Rock Pipit (Dominic Pia tweets)
  • Stocker's Lake: Oystercatcher, c4 Chiffchaff (Gordon Cox via Herts BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, m Blackcap, 14 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 1 singing Blackcap again - The Glade (Neil Batten).
  • Sutcliffe Park: 4 Redwing, f Wheatear (briefly), Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe. (P Kite)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood- pr Scaup still, m Goldeneye, Little Egret, Mistle Thrush, singing Chiffchaff (Dan Barrett tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Wheatear still at Alex, 40+ Chaffinch through north, 10+ Goldfinch, 2-4 Linnet, f Reed Bunting, 4 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Gadwall, pr Little Grebe, 3 singing Chiffchaff (Nick Croft). 4 Shoveler , 4 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk , Kestrel, Chiffchaff singing at Alex but no sign of Wheatear c15.00 (Ian Stewart)
  • Wanstead Park: Little Egret, 16 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, pr of Teal, 7 Stock Dove, pr Great Crested Grebe, pr of Little Grebe, Kestrel, 4 singing Chiffchaff (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear, 8 Redwings (Bob Smith)

Thursday 19th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 25 Redwing east (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell GP: 7 Sand Martin over Gt Hardmead Lk 1100 (Amwell Birding twitter)
  • Balls Wood: Woodcock, Chiffchaff, 10 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing (Chris Dee via Herts BC)
  • Beddington SF: Wheatear (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: East Marsh- 11 Snipe, Dump area- Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, pied male Blackbird. (Steve Blake) There is tree cutting right beside the main hide. This will last for eight days. Very noisy!
  • Cassiobury Park: Little Egret, Chiffchaff (Ralph Darvill tweet)
  • Coopers Green Lane nr St Albans: 2 Oystercatcher flew fr Sutton Farm GP (David Wheatcroft via Herts BC)
  • Croxley Common Moor: m Stonechat (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Danson Park: 2 Mute Swan, c20 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Grebe, pair Great Crested Grebe f on nest, Water Rail showed well from 'bridge', 1+ Coot on nest, c150 Black-headed Gull, c30 Common Gull, 7+ Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff singing, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Forest Gate: 13 Redwing north (Nick Croft)
  • Grovelands Park (Southgate): 2 Firecrest in conifers between Ranger's Hut and boating lake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling and very good views from boardwalk at Seaforth Gardens entrance to park 13.30 -thanks for info (Ben E) surname pls Ben?
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup nr north shore betw boathouses, f Goldeneye betw gift shop & Fisherman's Keep both on Serpentine am, c50 Redwing, c35 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Langley Park: 4 Red Kite, Lapwing, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, f Wheatear on maize stubble below pond (Paul Lewis blog)
  • Lee Valley, Gunpowder Park: 2 Teal, 7 Gadwall, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 10+ Skylark (incl 4+ singing), 100+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 300+ Starling, 2 Meadow Pipit, 20+ House Sparrow, Reed Bunting (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Wheatear - scrape bank, 1 Rock Pipit - grazing marsh, 6 Redshank - scrape, 1 Kingfisher - sheltered lagoon (via website); no sign of Wheatear or Rock Pipit, singing Chiffchaffs, Cetti's Warblers and Reed Buntings, increased numbers of Chaffinch on site, 6 Common Snipe, Peregrine on Charing Cross Hospital, Snipe-hunting Sparrowhawk, 27 Wigeon, Fox on E bund (Martin Honey); Curlew SW over entrance area calling c16.10 (Mike Caiden and Jake Klavins).
  • Mill End: 4 Red Kite, 10 Skylark Herongate fields betw Shepards Ln & Long Ln, 30 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl, 8 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Panshanger Park: 2 Common Snipe on lake island (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • QEII Res: m Red-breasted Merganser late-pm - permit only (BirdGuides) late report 20 Mar
  • Rainham RSPB: Great White Egret W fr Mardyke Valley appeared to land on Reserve 0630 (ELBF tweet); 70 Golden Plover, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, 3 Rock Pipit (Dave Morrison tweet); no sign GWE, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 67 Golden Plover new in, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Curlew, 131 Common Gull, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff singing, m Wheatear foreshore, Water Pipit (RSPB blog)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2 pr, Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • St James's Park: 5 Redwing in the Park this morning (Frank Nugent).
  • Sevenoaks WR: 6 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff (Russell Brockett via Kent OS)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 3 Mallard N year-1st, Blackcap, Redwing heard 00.01, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: m Common Scoter S basin early-am (Ken Purdey per Dave Harris tweet); C_Scoter still present pm, also Great Northern Diver, 9 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, Redshank, 2 Rock Pipit, Water Pipit (Dominic Pia tweets); 2 Pintail, 2 Redshank (Mark Elsoffer tweet)
  • Stanstead Abbotts: 2 Redshank Marsh Ln (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 1 singing Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker - The Glade am (Neil Batten).
  • Trent Park: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming, f Stonechat (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1-2 m Northern Wheatear, 5+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 3 singing Chiffchaff, pr Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet, 7 Chaffinch through, Kestrel, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Fieldfare N (Nick Croft/Eve Wie); Red Kite (Marco Johnson)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, pr Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Water Rail, Little Egret, 16 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, pr Little Grebe, pr Great Crested Grebe, Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • West Hyde: 4 Red Kite, 20 Skylark, 2 Corn Bunting (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Woodoaks Farm: 8 Red Kite, 22 Yellowhammer (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)

Wednesday 18th March 2015 Edit

  • Beddington SF: Wheatear (male), Peregrine, 5 Common Buzzard, Caspian Gull 1w (BFBG website)
  • Bexley DA5 (Churchfield Wood): Singing Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Stock Dove, Kestrel across A2 at Braeburn Park and a Pheasant heard from Crayford Rough (Ian Stewart)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 5 Shoveler (Andrew Verrall)
  • Crayford DA1: Singing Chiffchaff along byway 105 R Cray path (Ian Stewart)
  • Crayford Marshes: 6 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 30+ Redshank, Spotted Redshank still in winter plumage, 2 Ruff, Yellow-legged Gull 2w, 2 singing Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Cetti's Warbler singing, 33+ Linnet, male Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Green Park: 11 Magpie, 3 Great Tit (Matt Reed).
  • Grovelands Park(Southgate): Woodcock, m Firecrest singing holly nr ranger's hut 17:00-17:20 (Robert Callf)
  • High Elms CP: 2 Buzzard pr displaying, 2 Mandarin Duck pr mating (first in 4yrs) (Ray Tuck)
  • Hunton Bridge: 2 Grey Wagtail (Tim Brooks via Herts BC)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup still Serpentine nr bridge, Chiffchaff singing, c20 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail and 5 Meadow Pipit over, Rock Pipit foraging among moored boats Serpentine north side 08:05-08:50 at least (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: pr Gadwall, 20 Teal, pr Pochard, pr Goldcrest, 4 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, pr Bullfinch (ELBF)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Meadow Pipit flushed Buck Hill (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • KGV Res: 2 Wheatear, 1 Fieldfare, 30 Meadow Pipit, 12 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander (Tony Clancy)
  • KGVI Res: Black Redstart still (BirdGuides)
  • Ladywell Fields: 2 Chiffchaff, male Mandarin, 25 Chaffinch & 15 Goldfinch east, 2 drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers (C White)
  • Lee Valley, Horsemill Stream at Hall Marsh: 4 Goosander (2 pairs), Red Kite NE at 1.45pm, Grey Wagtail (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine caught Teal over the scrape (Adam Salmon); 241 Cormorant, 116 Chaffinch NE (R.Kaye); Buzzard over to NE at 10.00, 7 Snipe, 7 Redshank, 3 Pintail 1m 2f (Martin Honey) 1 Sand Martin (Catherine Beazley)
  • Mile End Park: 2 Kingfishers in front of Ecology Centre (Harry Harrison)
  • Oakhill Park, East Barnet: 1 Red Kite NW 11:35am (D Bates)
  • Orsett Fen: Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, f Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 20 Golden Plover, 4 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, Little Owl, 26 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 16 Fieldfare, 7 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 23 House Sparrow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (ELBF)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2f Marsh Harrier, Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Rock Pipit, Water Pipit (ELBF Twitter); also 12 Mute Swan, 340 Wigeon, 27 Pintail, 3 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 22 Dunlin, Spotted Redshank, 70 Redshank, 14 Snipe, 500 Black-headed Gull, 67 Common Gull, 3ad Yellow-legged Gull, pr Stock Dove, pr Kingfisher, 2 Bearded Tits, 5m Chiffchaff, m Mistle Thrush, m Stonechat, 13 Pied Wagtail (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Lnd facebook)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Chiffchaff, 2m Blackcap 1 singing, 7 Redwing, c100 Chaffinch low E/NE over Hill 11:35-12:05 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Brambling NE (M.Lewis per JW); Wheatear male - Lawn Field, 111 Chaffinch NE 12.00-13.30 most of these probably seen at LWC, Stonechat female, Peregrine over (J.Wilczur); 2 Wheatear (per Surrey BC)
  • Roding Valley Meadows NR: 3 Buzzard, Kingfisher, 30 Meadow Pipit (ELBF)
  • Rotherhithe: Woodcock found dead on Rotherhithe Street (Gemma Hooper per Richard Bonser).
  • St James's Park: 1 Jackdaw in the Park this morning (only a Jackdaw but only my second Park record the other being last month, 18th February), also 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, drake Ruddy Duck and a Sparrowhawk over pm (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Pied Wagtail, 2 Long-tailed Tits (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 2 Dunlin, Great Northern Diver, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Pintail, 3 Redshank, Ringed Plover, Water Pipit, White Wagtail (Jim Sweetland); 9 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Water Pipit (BirdGuides)
  • Stocker's Lake: 3 Sand Martin from causeway (Paul Lewis - Herts website)
  • Trent Park: Woodcock, Chiffchaff (Robin White per RM Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Oystercatcher, 4+ Skylark, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 16 Pied Wagtail, c30 Meadow Pipit, Red Kite (TGP twitter); Willows Farm- 3 Sand Martin, 19 Pied Wagtail, 16+ Linnet (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 2 Sand Martin (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, Lockwood: pr Scaup, 2 Green Sandpiper on ramp above relief channel N of Lockwood, 3 Sand Martin N, Chiffchaff but no Wheatear (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1 Common Snipe (over brooms), 5-6 singing Skylarks, 3 singing Meadow Pipits, 1 singing Northern Wheatear (on fairground), male Stonechat, Chiffchaff (Tim Harris, Bob Vaughan); Wheatear still at 16:00, singing Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail (Forest Gate), Skylark, Kestrel, Common Snipe (Nick Croft/Tony Brown)
  • Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross: 25 Golden Plover, Skylark, 8 Yellowhammer (N Haslett via Herts BC)
  • Woodford Green: flyover Little Egret, Hawfinch at 7.35 am (Ken Murray) where please Ken? [D Barrett] Over the house then SW over the wood before disappearing from view towards Hatch Wood behind 'The Pines' Whitehall Road.

Tuesday 17th March 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: Sand Martin over viewpt (Darren Bast & Jane Free)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: Bittern over (BirdGuides)
  • Brookmans Park: Peregrine SW 1340 (Herts BC)
  • Cannon Street: 3 Peregrines circling over station when sun came out, also one Grey Wagtail (John Colmans)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: Chiffchaff, 11 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper (Paul Hyland)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Firecrest feeding in holly near Rangers' Hut (James Palmer)
  • Hainault Forest CP: Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 48 Meadow Pipit (ELBF)
  • Hunton Bridge nr Watford: no sign y'day's unconfirmed Glossy Ibis (fide Herts BN twitter)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup still (Ralph Hancock blog)
  • Kennington: Juvenile Robin being fed by adult in garden of Old Red Lion Pub on Kennington Park Road. (Matt Reed).
  • KGVI Res: 2 Black-necked Grebe on S basin pm (BirdGuides); f Black Redstart 13.00 seen well for 5min (Jon Reveley)
  • Ladywell Fields: f Peregrine S (C White via Twitter)
  • Lee Valley, Friday Lake: female Smew, Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: male Goosander (on adjacent Horsemill Stream), Little Egret, Snipe (Simon Papps)
  • LeytonFlats/Snaresbrook: singing male Reed Bunting (Leyton Flats), 2 Treecreeper (one in the court grounds), Nuthatch, Common Buzzard N, pr Egyptian Geese with 3 chicks on Hollow, Common Snipe (Leyton Flats), 12 Shoveler, pr Gadwall, 1-2 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap in court grounds, 2 Coal Tit, pr Grey Wagtail but no sign of Firecrest today (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Redshank, 6 Chiffchaff (1 y'day), Meadow Pipit SW (WWT website); 2 Pintail, 4 Mandarin, Buzzard, limosa Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, Mediterranean Gull 2s, 17 Meadow Pipit N, 8 Cetti's Warbler singing, 2 Linnet, 6 Common Snipe (R.Kaye, M.Honey, J.Wilczur)
  • Rainham RSPB: Red Kite, 4 Marsh Harrier 3f m, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Dunlin, Spotted Redshank, Water Pipit (ELBF)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Red Kite yr-1st drifting N over Hill 1310, Moorhen mating, Chiffchaff singing Clarence Br area 11, m Stonechat bramble brush-pile on east side of Wetland Pen a32 at 1230, 2 Meadow Pipit NE, m Reed Bunting yr-1st a2/a5 reedbeds early-am (RPBirders)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: early morning- pr Teal, 2 Little Egret (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Staines Moor: 10 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Kestrel, Stonechat, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c150 Starlings, 4 Greylag Geese over and down onto KGVI res (Keith Kerr).
  • Staines Reservoir: 7 Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Pintail, 2 White Wagtail (Jim Sweetland)
  • Thorney CP: 2 Kingfishers by wooden bridge, Sparrowhawk over, 2 Greenfinch, Song Thrush (Sue Giddens)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Peregrine prob male N at 14:10 (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 2 Little Owl. (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs/Tottenham Marsh: Barn Owl hunting over East Marsh again this evening - seen from Billet Road E17 (Lol Bodini)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: White Wagtail (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Linnet, 2-3 Reed Bunting, 7+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 9 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, m Pochard, 4 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Nuthatch, singing Chiffchaff - both Bush Wood (Jono Lethbridge/Bob Vaughan)
  • West Hyde: 15 Skylark 12 singing, 15 Yellowhammer, 3 singing Corn Bunting (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Withey Beds LNR: 4 Common Snipe (John Edwards via Herts BC)

Monday 16th March 2015 Edit

  • Beckton Sewage Treatment Works: 70+ Stock Dove feeding in weedy field on west side, also 3 Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, Kestrel (Peter Beckenham)
  • Black Park, Iver Heath: 2+ Raven including a displaying bird. (Roger Morton)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2m Reed Bunting (per DC blog)
  • Grovelands Park (Southgate): f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker singing 10:58-11:13, 2 Firecrest pr feeding in holly nr Ranger's Hut 09:35-09:47, 8 Shoveler 5m 3f (Robert Callf)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 17 Black-necked Grebe (per Lee Evans via Twitter)
  • Hunton Bridge nr Watford: [unconfirmed] Glossy Ibis fr canal towpath 50m south of M25 road bridge by sluice (Fraser Ansell via Herts BC)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: f Goldeneye on Serpentine but mobile, Cetti's Warbler close to road bridge, 3 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett); m Scaup Serpentine nr bridge still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • KGVI Res: Black Redstart still at 0800 feeding among the sheep (Alastair Dent); on east bank 1100 (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Lynsters Farm nr Maple Cross: Green Sandpiper (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 5 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (1 juvenile) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Panshanger Park: 4 Red Kite, Woodcock, Cetti's Warbler Osprey_Lake, 120+ Redwing (Allan Burrows via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: Little Ringed Plover, Ruff (ELBF)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2 pr, Little Egret, 3 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • St James's Park: Chiffchaff singing on S side (Matt Reed).
  • Ruislip Lido: 9 Little Egret (most this winter), 2 singing Chiffchaff. (Martin Smith)
  • Scotsbridge Mill Watercress Beds nr Rickmansworth: 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 10 Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit (Bob Warden, Roger Morton); 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Stanwell Moor: 5 Bullfinch 2m 3f (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Stocker's Lake: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still drumming 07:00-09:00 (Lee Evans via Twitter)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Teal, Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler singing frequently, Chiffchaff singing, 2 Grey Wagtail (TeRNS)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: Singing Blackcap a.m. (The Glade), 2 Stock Dove (Neil Batten).
  • Thorney CP: 4 Bullfinch 2f 2m. (Sue Giddens)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Oystercatcher, Redshank, 3 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 6 Tree Sparrow, 4 Skylark, 2 Buzzard. (Steve Blake)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret again in heronry (Ernest Leahy via Herts BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Linnet, singing Reed Bunting, 5+ Meadow Pipit (1 displaying), 2 singing Skylark, 6 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 5+ Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 singing Chiffchaff (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/John Weil)
  • Wanstead Park: Grey Wagtail (Bob Vaughan)
  • Warren Gorge: f Mandarin, 7 Teal, 22 Shoveler, 36 Little Egret, Water Rail, 4 Stock Dove2 Kingfisher, Cetti`s Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross: 29 Golden Plover (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Wormley Wood: flock of 110 Redwing (Ken & Linda Smith)

Sunday 15th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Great Black-backed Gull 2w or 3w briefly on Filter Bed roof (less than annual here), also Water Rail still Conservation Pond, singing Chiffchaff (Bob Watts); Great Black-backed Gull also seen on far bank of reservoir at 11.50hrs, 1f Blackcap singing in garden just north of Park (Greg Smith)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 male Reed Bunting (North Marsh), 1 male Bullfinch and Water Rail (Shailesh Patel, Bob Husband, Andrew Peel and LNHS members)
  • Brentford Ait: 3 Teal, Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6+ Grey Heron nests occupied in the Heronry, with one Egyptian Goose also occupying a nest there (Matt Reed)
  • Bricket Wood: nr-certain Lesser Spotted Woodpecker h calling fr bridleway TL131008 (Alan Gardiner via Twitter)
  • Brixton (SW9): 6 House Sparrows 3m 3f (Dalyell Rd garden on feeders) (Matthew J. Bradbury)
  • Connaught Water: 2 Goosander m f, 2 Mandarin Duck m f (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
  • Epping Forest: c25 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
  • Grovelands Park: Woodcock flushed from base of holly 11:04, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker singing 11:30, 2 Firecest pr feeding in holly nr Ranger's Hut (Robert Callf)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Little Egret, Mediterranean Gull, Sand Martin (Surrey BC)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup Serpentine nr Lido, f Goldeneye Serpentine nr gift shop then flew toward Long Water early-am, c30 Redwing (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still, singing Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Kew Pond: Coot on nest. (Matt Reed)
  • KGVI Res: Black Redstart still (Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Redshank, 30 Lapwing - 13 pairs and 4 males, 2 Snipe, 2 Pintail - pair, 32 Wigeon, 80 Cormorant, Chiffchaff (J.Wilczur); Pheasant still (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 2 Mistle Thrush (including one very white looking juvenile), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Matt Reed); 2 Goldcrest (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 2 Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pochard (JW Davies, Mike Messenger); 1 singing Goldcrest in evergreen oak near the river, 1 Redwing near the stones both c0800 (Alastair Dent)
  • Olympic Park: Kestrel, 2 Linnet, 15+ Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Waterden Road Pond- Little Egret, Greenway- 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull (JW Davies)
  • Osterley Park: 6 Egyptian Goose 3pr, 8+ Coot, 3 Moorhen, 4+ Mallard, 20+ Black-headed Gull, Robin, 6+ Blackbird, 6 Shoveler, 4+ Tufted Duck, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Woodpigeon, 4+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 4+ Magpie, Fieldfare, Redwing, 6+ Canada Goose, 30+ Starling, 6+ Carrion Crow, 6+ Jackdaw, 2 Mandarin Duck pr c25ft up in tree well away from ponds, 2 Skylark - at time thought maybe Meadow Pipit but checking guides at home convinced they were Skylark (Birderman - Kish Woolmore); Coal Tit, Cormorant, 3 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest), 2 Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, Jay, Little Owl, 11 Shoveler, Teal (Richard Woolley) [oops I forgot to mention 3 GC Grebe and nest - Kish Woolmore].
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard - (very long winged) flew north at 14:25 - mobbed by Jackdaws, Kestrel, 5 Snipe, 22 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch & Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 55 Shelduck, 73 Shoveler, 17 Pochard, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Knot, 15 Dunlin, Coal Tit, 8 Cetti's Warbler, Scandinavian Rock Pipit (ELBF)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2pr, Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Oystercatcher fr draper hide, Lapwing displaying (RSPB twitter)
  • Staines Reservoir: Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, White Wagtail [Ldn yr-1st], Rock Pipit on north bank of S basin (Dominic Pia via Twitter); Great Northern Diver, 7 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Redshank (Twitter)
  • Thorney CP: 4 Bullfinch 2m 2f, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, 3 Wrens, Pochard, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 14 Common Gulls, Greenfinch, Dunnock, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 100+ Black-headed Gulls (Sue Giddens)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Barn Owl around 17:45 (Debbie Burkett with Friends of Tottenham Marshes) - video footage here
  • Walthamstow Marshes: front paddocks- 10 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, rear paddocks- 16 Linnet, 30+ Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, Reed Bunting (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood- drake Scaup, 2 intermedius-type Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1-2 Kingfisher, 40+ Teal, No4- Common Sandpiper, East Warwick- 2 Sand Martin (Stuart Fisher); Scaup in NW cnr of Lockwood, with 4+ Goldeneye, 2 Gren Sandpiper on overflow channel north of Lockwood (David Bradshaw via Twitter); also 2 drake Goosander flew high south over High Maynard, Common Sandpiper on High Maynard, Cetti's Warbler singing in bushes c100m past the old toilet block, Water Rail, pr Reed Bunting on East Warwick, as well as the 2 Sand Martin (Adam Winstanley)
  • Wanstead Flats: Redwing, Fieldfare, 5 Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 3 singing Skylark, Kestrel, 2 Gadwall, 2-3 Chiffchaff (Dan Hennessy/Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 6 Teal, 20 Gadwall, 17 Shoveler, 30+ Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, pr Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 15+ Redwing (Dan Hennessy/Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks Nature Reserve: Cetti's Warbler viewed for 3 minutes in bed 13 (JW Davies, Mike Messenger)

Saturday 14th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 singing Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Battersea Park Lakes: Little Egret over, Pheasant, Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 33 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 24 Gadwall, 40 Tufted Duck, 19 Grey Heron, 22 Cormorant, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nick Rutter)
  • Battersea Park Road: f Sparrowhawk mobbed by crow (Michael Mac)
  • Bletchingley: 2 Marsh Tit (C Lamsdell)
  • Bookham Common: 2 Swallow [Ldn yr-1st] W am (Bill Dykes via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Water Rail, 8 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher (Roy Beddard, Leo Batten et al); 1 Red Kite, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Phil Stevens per Roy Beddard)
  • Cole Green area: 10+ Skylark, 10 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Crossness: Marsh Harrier f, Yellow-legged Gull 2w, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 40 Wigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk (John Archer)
  • Croxley Common Moor: Little Egret (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Grovelands Park: 1 Firecrest (seen only occasionally) and 1 female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker both near rangers hut (Bob Husband, Phil Rhodes, et al).
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Snipe SE over Parliament Hill Fields at 06:55, 2m Blackcap both singing - one in the hedge from Lido to Bandstand & other at Highgate 1 Pond, 2 Meadow Pipit one over N & other flushed in Cohen's Field, Water Rail showing well at Bird Bridge 10:40-11:30, c60 Redwing in enclosure N of Bridge, 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 4 Collared Dove 2pr (Frank Nugent).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: no sign f Goldeneye am, m Scaup Serpentine nr Diana Memorial reedbed still, 10 Goldcrest singing, Cetti's Warbler still -singing intermittently (Des McKenzie via Twitter); Scaup coming to bread, f Goldeneye off Serpentine Café pm (Twitter); 17 Magpie in pre-roost flock. (Matt Reed).
  • KGVI Res: Black Redstart fem still on bank near gantry steps. (Dave Carlsson via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pintail m f, 1m Sparrowhawk, pr Long-tailed Tit gathering feathers to line nest, 14 Common Snipe, 3 singing Reed Bunting, 22 Wigeon, 3 Redshank, 4+ singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Martin Honey)
  • Merry Hill nr Bushey: Barn Owl again hunting over rough grassland 0610 (Andy Jardine via Herts BC)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 f/imm Reed Bunting near corrugated iron 'bridge' that carries power cables over the river, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher below weir (Alastair Dent)
  • Olympic Park: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Little Egret (Marcus Mitchell); 13 Fieldfare, 4 Grey Wagtail 2pr, Water Rail (heard), Great Black-backed Gull thru, 3 Meadow Pipit over, 3 Reed Bunting (Stuart Fisher)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Great White Egret E 0800 appeared to land at Staines Moor [see update below] (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham RSPB: Little Ringed Plover Butts Scrape 11:15-c14:00 at least (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog, ELBF twitter); also 3 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier 3f m, 75 Shelduck, 340 Wigeon, 117 Teal, 26 Pintail, 88 Shoveler, 26 Pochard, 2 Oystercatchers, 12 Dunlin, 9 Redshank, 3 Snipe, Kingfisher, 12 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Scandinavian Rock Pipits, 5 Reed Bunting (ELBF)
  • Richmond Park: Pheasant male, Snipe, Water Rail heard, Grey Heron pair with 3+ young, 6 singing Reed Bunting - all Pen Ponds area (J.Wilczur); Buzzard, Stonechat fem (S.Read); 2 singing Chiffchaff, c20 Redwing in Prince Charles Spinney (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2pr, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Jackdaw flying upriver (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Staines Moor: 6 Fieldfare NE, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 singing Cetti's Warbler (C.Beazley & S.Nicholls); Great White Egret c1600, Red Kite, Knot (2nd record fide Lee Dingain), c15 Redwing (Deacon Frost via Surrey BC twitter)
  • Staines Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver, 3+ Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover W bank, 3 Oystercatcher S basin, 2 Red Kite over N basin mid-am (FJM), 1 Water Pipit (Bob Warden et al.); 4 Redshank (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 2 Pintail on south basin (Jim Sweetland); 1 Dunlin (C.Beazley & S.Nicholls); 6 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes: Shelduck fr sandpiper_hide, Oystercatcher sailing-club lawn, Green Sandpiper on Marsh Ln flood, singing Chiffchaff (Ron Cousins via Twitter)
  • Stocker's Farm: 3 Red Kite (Joan Thompson via Herts BC), 3 Common Snipe at flooded field, 100+ Fieldfare (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: via Herts BC- 3 Egyptian Goose over, m Red-crested Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher (Joan Thompson); 9 Goldeneye (Geoff Lapworth); Water Rail ran across causeway 1650 (Andrew Moon); Kingfisher (Lee Batten); m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still drumming frequently (Lee Batten via Twitter, Lee Evans/B Hartmann/C Hodge); 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans) [LSW loc'n details here]
  • Swanscombe Marshes: 8 Shelduck (Botany Marsh), 35 Mallard, 6 Shoveler (Black Duck Marsh), 4 Little Grebe (Black Duck Marsh), 1 Little Egret (later flew across river), 1 Great Crested Grebe (river), 2m Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail h, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing (pair on Botany Marsh), 10 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 23+ Redshank, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Raven W c1530, 4+ Bearded Tit (2 birds showing well & others calling), 1 Skylark singing, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 26 Reed Bunting inc flock of 21 (Peter Beckenham) This fantastic site is facing disastrous development by London Paramount to build a theme park and hotel complex with a planning boundary in excess of 500ha. Please check out Save Swanscombe Marshes for more details - thank you.
  • Tottenham Marshes: Barn Owl again 1800 (Twitter)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Chiffchaff, c35 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare N, 6 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 9 Teal, c175 Common Gull, fem Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 8 Mandarin, 5 Tufted Duck, Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker. (Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: pr Scaup still Lockwood northwest end 0815 (David Bradshaw via Twitter); Cetti's Warbler heard from my living room on bank of Lea adjacent East Warwick -another flat tick. (Quentin Given); Lockwood- 5 Goldeneye, Peregrine (David Bradshaw); 2 Sand Martin north end of Lockwood c15:15 (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Rook, Woodcock, Common Snipe, 2 unidentified small waders north, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 5+ Skylark, 3+ Chiffchaff, pr of Reed Bunting, Linnet, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Shoveler, pr of Teal, 5+ Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Sand Martin (Josh Selfe), 20+ Gadwall, 5-7 Teal, 4 Shoveler, pr Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, Linnet, 3-4 Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Warlingham: 10 Red-legged Partridge, Red Kite, 12 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Tawny Owl, Bullfinch (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter)
  • Watercress LNR nr St Albans: Chiffchaff singing, f Blackcap, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Withey Beds LNR: 2 Common Snipe, 10 Fieldfare (Joan Thompson via Herts BC)
  • Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross: 4 Red Kite, 15 Golden Plover (Stephen Middleton via Herts BC); 9 Yellowhammer in bush behind machinery store (Gordon Cox via Herts BC)

Friday 13th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Greylag with Canada Geese Wood Green Res, also singing Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cely Woods: 3 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 4 Yellowhammer 2pr (Howard Vaughan per ELBF)
  • Chingford Green: 8 Redwing in tree on the green (Chris Wright)
  • Greenwich Park: Little Egret high east - surprisingly the first Park record as far as I know (Joe Beale)
  • Grovelands Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker heard seven bursts of song but only seen briefly twice - probably a female, 10:57-11:25 (my first record at this site for 7 years!), Firecrest singing male feeding in holly near Ranger's Hut 11:45-12:30 (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Greylag Geese (very infrequent here) on Hampstead No2 pond 1400 (S Tusa)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup 1w Serpentine off The Lido, f Goldeneye Serpentine betw gift shop & restaurant, c80 Redwing am (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Kensington Gardens: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming in Lombardy Poplar nr Cetti's site am (Paul Hyland per DM via Twitter); Cetti's Warbler singing fr usual spot c80m north of bridge on west side of Long Water (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • KGV Reservoir: 5 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • KGVI Res: f Black Redstart still (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 4 Redshank (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: 3 Chiffchaffs (Bob Smith)
  • Osterley Park: Jersey Rd/Windmill Ln jn- 2 Common Buzzards circling over 12pm (Tony Nayager)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 45 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 5 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stock Dove & 3 Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Curlew, Redshank, 8 Snipe, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat (Alan Shearman)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: f Wigeon yr-1st aborted landing on main lake then SW am (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 1 singing Chiffchaff (Cambrian Gate), 2 Stonechat & 1 Skylark (the Bog), 7 Meadow Pipit (Paddock, Holly Lodge), 8+ Song Thrush (Hugh Bradshaw); 1-2 Little Egret, 5+ singing Skylark - Crown Field (A.Buxton per JW)
  • St James's Park: Great Black-backed Gull, drake Ruddy Duck (Jo Lawrence); Grey Wagtail at W end, 3 Egyptian Goose goslings surviving from original brood of 4. (Matt Reed)
  • Staines Moor: 6 Water Pipit (C Lamsdell)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Avocet, 3 Curlew N basin early am. (Bob Warden, Dave Kenrick per FJM); Avocet still present 1315, also 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, Water Pipit (Dominic Pia via Twitter); Slavonian Grebe S basin 1520, 8 Black-necked Grebe 1645 (BirdGuides); Little Ringed Plover (per Surrey BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Tottenham Marshes: West Marsh and Wild marsh east- Barn Owl, f Goosander S, 2 Pheasant (Stuart Fisher/Adam Winstanley/Lol Bodini)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 8 Teal, 2 Herons (together), Ring-necked Parakeets, 4 Lapwings 2pr, c100 Common Gulls, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Nuthatch, Little Owl heard. (Geoff Crabtree).
  • Trent Park: Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Mandarin, Green Woodpecker. (Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 2 Redshank, Oystercatcher, Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 11+ Tree Sparrow reported, Chiffchaff. (S Blake/RCoombes)
  • Vauxhall Bridge: Caspian_Gull 3w at low tide -poss'y same bird as 24 Feb (Lars Akesson via Twitter) Reidentified as Herring Gull from photos (RBA)
  • Walthamstow Res: Lockwood- pair of Scaup on West side. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Walton Downs: 2 Red-legged Partridge, 10 Common Buzzard, 3 Lapwing (Steve Gale via Twitter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Short-eared Owl looking to roost & landed twice, 3-4 singing Skylark, 7+ Meadow Pipit, singing Reed Bunting, 4 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 3 Egyptian Goose, 3+ Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan) S-eOwl pics here
  • Wanstead Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Coal Tit, 4+ Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Goldcrest (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Dan Hennessy)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Redwing over, 2 Meadow Pipit displaying, 7 Linnet 1st of spring (WS twitter)

Thursday 12th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: singing Chiffchaff at E Deer Enclosure - no winterers (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Banstead: 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Warren Road is only the second record there in 28 years (Steve Gale) Was it in Round Wood, Steve? No, it was present in back gardens further down the road towards the Drift Bridge.
  • Beddington SF: Red Kite W 0954, Redshank (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Shelduck, lots of Teal, Redshank, Common Sandpiper; also a seal (Common Seal?) on the Thames foreshore in front of the Dome seen from East India Dock (Alex Massey)
  • Brent Reservoir: Adult Mediterranean Gull North Marsh 08.55am (John Gravatt per Roy Beddard); no sign of Med Gull around lunchtime NB Heron Hide is Out of Order due to vandalism -please contact police if you see any sign of illegal use (Bob Husband); Neasden Rec lunchtime- f Stonechat, pr Goldcrest, pr Teal & 3 Little Grebe (Davey Leach)
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Mandarin (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broxbourne Woods-Danemead Wood: 3 Lesser Redpoll (Jenny Sherwen via Herts BC)
  • Bushy Park: Red Kite over at 13.30, 2 Common Buzzards, singing Chiffchaff. (Roger Unite)
  • Canons Farm & Banstead Woods: 2 Lapwing SW am, Chiffchaff lunch wood, Stonechat reads bottom (CFBW twitter)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Shirley Abranches via Tom Moulton)
  • Ewell Village: 6 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove, 2 singing Goldcrest (Neil Batten)
  • Fishers Green: Bittern showing well (Gideon Knight via Twitter)
  • Gallions Reach: Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard (KJMcmanus)
  • Grovelands Park: Southgate- 2 Firecrest m singing & territorial by Park-rangers House & f nearby, pr Treecreeper by Adventure Playground, Nuthatches singing, singing Blackcap nearby, 6 Goldcrests, Green Woodpeckers and Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, f Smew of dubious origin on Lake, 3 Mandarin 2m f, pr Shoveler and pr Egyptian Geese on Lake 6.30-7.45am (Davey Leach) Hello everyone. There is a map indicating how to get to the ranger's hut on the Grovelands Park page so I've added a link to it. If you want to add a link in future you just need to highlight the site name and click the Link option. Cheers. (Katy McGilvray)
  • Hyde Park: male Scaup & fem Goldeneye nr Diana Memorial reedbed, Meadow Pipit over, 80-100 Redwing still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler singing fr usual spot am, singing Chiffchaff on east side of Long Water -no winterers (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • KGVI Res: f Black Redstart still at west end am (BirdGuides); 2 Red Kites at south end c14:00, single Fieldfare on east side c200m south of gantry (Toni Piccolo)
  • Lee Valley, Friday Lake: female Smew, 2 female Goldeneye, 30+ Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 5 Greylag Goose (incl gosling about 2 weeks old), 2 Great Crested Grebe (displaying), 2 Chiffchaff (1 singing), Treecreeper (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: 6 Goosander (3 pairs on adjacent Horsemill Stream), 5 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 25+ Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, Treecreeper, singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, Reed Bunting, Red Admiral (Simon Papps)
  • London Fields: 2 Mistle Thrush and a Kestrel (Mark Wardman)
  • London Wetland Centre: drake Garganey grazing marsh, 12 Common Snipe, 128 Cormorant, 5 Egyptian Geese, 10 Stock Dove, Red-eared and Yellow-bellied Sliders (Martin Honey); Garg'y present 1430, Common Tern [UK yr-1st] over Wildside, m Wheatear main marsh (BirdGuides)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley: pr Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 117 Teal, pr Shoveler, 5 Little Egret, Great White Egret [Ldn yr-1st] S 0620, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Water Rail, 9 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, 27 Jackdaw, Skylark, 7 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, 14 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 12 House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting (ELBF)
  • North Sheen Rec: Blackcap singing (a week later than last year's sighting) 0720 (Peter Hart)
  • Hounslow East: Red Kite seen from my kitchen window low over Hounslow East tube station towards Isleworth 13.38 (K.Fisher)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 21 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush, 12 Jackdaw, 4 Stock Dove & 4 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: m Ring Ouzel [Ldn yr-1st] by perimeter wall nr chainage marker '1300' but mobile W -last seen 1415hr (R Stansfield via Berks BN) -permits issued by Berks OC Roughly calculated to be just within LNHS area -anyone know approx range of markers lying outside our area?
  • Rainham RSPB: pr Great Crested Grebe, 2f Marsh Harrier, f Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, Ruff, 2 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, 23 Snipe, Kingfisher, 26m Skylark, 2m Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, 6m Song Thrush, 22 Pied Wagtail, 6m Meadow Pipit, m Bullfinch, pr Corn Bunting (Howard Vaughan per ELBF)
  • Regent's Park: no sign 'wild' Smew early-am, Kingfisher yr-1st Wetland Pen area 32 pm (other obs'r), 3 Redwing, m Stonechat (once rare now merely scarce) chat bush (just north of a34) 08:35-14:30 at least, 8 Meadow Pipit NE 0710 (RPBirders)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2pr, Little Egret, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Sidcup DA14: Tawny Owl calling The Drive/Selbourne Rd/Highview Rd area c02.10 (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 8 Tufted Duck 4m 4f, Little Grebe, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, 10+ Redwing, Goldcrest, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, male Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove W, 2 Jackdaw N, 10 Greenfinch in garden (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-necked Grebe, Water Pipit (BirdGuides); 4 Oystercatcher (per Surrey BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker as prev'y (John Fordham, David Neal et al); 8 Little Egret incl 3+ pr nesting, Chiffchaff singing (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: wintering Cetti's Warbler singing regularly (TeRNS)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Little Grebe trilling, Little Egret, 3+ Common Snipe, 2 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Snaresbrook, Gilberts Slade: singing male Treecreeper, Fieldfare E, 5 Redwing E, 14 Chaffinch 13 in one flock E & 1 SE c0625. (Stuart Fisher)
  • Swanley Park: Greylag, 2 Gadwall, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap (Andy Meaton)
  • Trent Park: 3 Common Buzzard, Goldfinch, Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 3 Mandarin, 2 Tufted Duck. (Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Pr Scaup on Lockwood res 10am (Lol Bodini); Wild Marsh East (North of Lockwood res)- Barn Owl hunting briefly evg (Paul Whiteman et al) blog post here
  • Wanstead Flats: f Stonechat (pub scrub), singing Reed Bunting, m Bullfinch, 3-4 Chiffchaff (3 singers), 5+ Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit (1 displaying), Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shoveler, 2f Pochard, leucistic Greylag being chased by local Mute Swans, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Watford: Peregrine Falcon over Vicarage Rd Cemetery toward town centre 1450 (Ian Bennell via Herts BC)
  • Woldingham: 2 Red Kite, 1 fem Sparrowhawk, 8 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 2 Raven, 4 Yellowhammer (Jack Barnes)
  • Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross: m Wheatear (Chris Sharp via Twitter)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: m Yellowhammer -3rd in 24yrs (Paul Thomas via WS twitter)

Wednesday 11th March 2015 Edit

  • Bow Creek: 12 Redshank (James Palmer)
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Kingfisher, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 5 Little Egert, female Marsh Harrier flew east across Darent creek, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing S, 1-3 Green Sandpiper, 101 Redshank, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, 3 singing Skylark, 4+ Meadow Pipit 2 singing, 2 Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Weasel (Ian Stewart)
  • Dagenham Chase: Buzzard over 1755 (Vincenzo Halley-Frame via Twitter)
  • Dog Kennel Hill SE5: Shelduck E (Steven Robinson)
  • Finsbury Park: Blackcap singing in gardens of Wilberforce Road at 7.00am (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Gallions Reach: Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 13 Stock Dove, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting (James Palmer)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Yellowhammer over calling mid-morning - 1st since 1968 I believe. (Joe Beale)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Firecrest pr incl singing male in rhododendrons & holly beside path to ranger's hut (Matt Kirkland)
  • Harrow Recreation Ground (HA1): 1 female Blackcap, Goldcrest (Shailesh Patel)
  • Hyde Park: Scaup still, 85-100 Redwing many singing (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Buzzard, 50 Fieldfare, 3 Yellowhammer (David Morrison via Twitter)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • King George VI Reservoir: 1 Black Redstart fem still near gantry steps opposite W end of Staines Reservoirs causeway. (Bob Warden)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 30+ Teal, 3 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing, Redshank, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Kingfisher, 4 Coal Tit (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, Redshank, Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 4 Mistle Thrush (3 young + ad), 2 Redwing, m Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Owl, 7 Snipe, 27 Meadow Pipit, Cormorant over east, 45 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 72 Jackdaw, 6 Stock Dove & 2 Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Red-legged Partridge, 2 Marsh Harrier 2m2f, Peregrine, 2 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher, 50 Fieldfare, 3 Chiffchaff (ELBF); c9 Curlew still (Ralph Vaughan via RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: m Smew 1600 [NB reported fr Pk on BirdGuides 11pm but loc'n ambiguous & sp is in Pk coll'n - more details anyone?]; also ad Jackdaw (bird visiting daily since last Sep) commuting fr dir'n of Heath over Hill to Reg's Pk (& prob'y Hyde Park) 1115, prob_Rook high NW 1220 (RPBirders)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: pair Teal, Little Egret, 4 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 2 Red Kites high SW 11.58 -year 1st, Peregrine, 5 Stock Dove SE, Mistle Thrush low NW -year 1st, male Blackcap, 2 single Rooks S 11.15 & 17.52 (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: Short-eared Owl (Surrey BC)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Little Ringed Plover [Ldn yr-1st] E bank of S basin early am, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Great Northern Diver S basin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 2 Pintail pair still on N basin, 1 Water Pipit (Bob Warden per FJM); 6 Black-necked Grebe on south basin (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stocker's Farm: 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe flooded field, 6 Redwing, 100+ Fieldfare (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker fr causeway still (Herts BN twitter); 4 Red-crested Pochard, 7 Goldeneye, 3 Little Egret (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Peregrine, 5 Goldeneye Lockwood, ad near-fsp Mediterranean Gull W Warwick (Paul Whiteman via site blog); flew toward Coppermill Ln filter beds late-pm (Jonathan Nasir via Twitter); Lockwood- Scaup pair still drifting with 5 tufties on west side around 14:00 (Debbie Burkett)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Kestrel, 3-4 singing Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, singing m Reed Bunting, singing Chiffchaff, 10 Little Grebe, f Pochard (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 12 Stock Dove, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall (ornamentals), 2 Teal, Kingfisher, 15+ Redwing (including singing birds), calling Nuthatch, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon: 2200 Jackdaw N over stn 06:05-06:20 (Nick Tanner via Twitter)
  • Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross: 38 Golden Plover among winter wheat (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Woodford Green: Male Siskin and two Lesser Redpolls intermittently on feeder am, plus displaying Common Buzzard. (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 10th March 2015 Edit

  • Barnes (Harrods Village): Cetti's Warbler singing by pond, f Reed Bunting in garden shrubs (Neil Anderson)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chingford: Marsh Harrier (presumed male) seen soaring then heading SW fairly high up c09:20 (Stuart Fisher)
  • Crossness: Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Redshank, 300 Dunlin, 250 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 30 Gadwall, Reed Bunting; Green Sandpiper on Southern Marsh (Conrad Ellam)
  • Denham A40: Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Egret, 2-3 Kingfisher, 3 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker (Dan Pinkham)
  • Epsom Downs: Barn Owl south of rubbing house pub 1725 (Steve Gale via Twitter)
  • Hackney Marshes: 3 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 50+ Teal, Grey Heron, 5 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Kingfisher (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath: Stonechat 10.45am 'Meg's Pond' opposite Sanctuary Pond feeders (MBS), Water Rail at Bird Bridge 11.30am (MH from MBS); Peregrine Falcon being mobbed by Rooks over Parlt Hill, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker and 10 Magpies together - all on my run (Nick Kaufmann) Are you sure they weren't Crows? Rooks are uncommon over the Heath as in London generally...
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup & Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 7 Mandarin, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Peregrine the resident pair plus a huge intruder fem seen off by the m, 3 Buzzard S, Heron very high NW, fem Pheasant, Meadow Pipit NE, 5 Fieldfare SE, 3 Chiffchaff (R.Kaye); 1 Redshank, 13 Snipe, 1 Reed Bunting singing, 1f Stonechat, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Red Admiral butterfly flying N, 1 Yellow-bellied Slider and 1 Red-eared Slider (terrapins) (Martin Honey)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 4 Mistle Thrush (3 young + ad), Coal Tit, Redwing, Red Admiral (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mill Hill Park NW7: Green Woodpecker. (Xav)
  • Oxford Street: 1 Long-tailed Tit (singing) in tree by Selfridges (08.45) (Matthew J. Bradbury)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 10 Snipe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 24 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Green Woodpecker, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch (presumed pair), 42 Jackdaw, singing Goldcrest & Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Woodcock (RSPB sightings log); c60 Golden Plover, 4 Ruff, 3+ Dunlin (Ralph Vaughan via RSPB blog); m Bullfinch (Annie Jackson); 10 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier 2f2m, 6 Curlew, 70 Redshank, 9 Snipe, pr Raven, 2m Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, 12 Greenfinch (ELBF)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 6 Stock Dove over, Meadow Pipit NE 07:15-08:30, also Woodcock OGS Pen area 39, 3 Redwing; Red Admiral (RPBirders)
  • Roding Valley Park, Woodford Bridge: 2 Kingfishers (the first time I've seen more than one on this stretch of river for three years), 2 Little Egrets (ditto for two years), Kestrel, 2 Long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson).
  • St James's Park: Pair of Grey Wagtail to and fro Duck Island this morning and drake Ruddy Duck (Frank Nugent); 5 Redwing 08.30 (Jo Lawrence)
  • Staines Moor: Little Egret, 3 Water Pipit, Buzzard, 2 Redshank, Cetti's Warber (new territory- south end) (C Lamsdell); 3 Jack Snipe (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Res: Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-necked Gebes, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Redshank, 13 Shelduck, Rock Pipit, Water Pipit (C Lamsdell); 17 Lapwing, 6 Redshank, Water Pipit (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 2 Pintail, 4 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes: 2 Bittern (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker h drumming 7am (Anna Marett/Lee Evans via Herts BC); 7 Little Egret (Joan Thompson via Herts BC)
  • Sutcliffe Park: pr Linnet, 6 Stock Dove, 3 Little Grebe (P Kite)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: Blackcap singing this morning (Peter Beckenham per Dave Clark)
  • Tooting Commons, north end: Stock Dove, 2 Redwing, Little Owl heard (Nick Granger-Taylor)
  • Thorpe Water Park: ad fsp Mediterranean Gull SW low over Fleet Lake 0700, Sand Martin over Manor Lake 0850 (David Darrell-Lambert via Twitter)
  • Tottenham Marsh: m Stonechat (South marsh) (Stuart Fisher)
  • Verulamium Park: 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Fieldfare (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Res: Lockwood- pr Scaup about half way up on west side of reservoir at 14.30 (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walton Downs: 2 Red Kite circling W 1515 (Steve Gale via Twitter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3-4 singing Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, pair of Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Lesser Redpoll, Skylark N, 5 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, pair of Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe (Nick Croft); Bush Wood South- 4 Stock Dove, 14 Wren territories, 5 Song Thrush territories, 2 Goldcrests including singing male (T Harris)
  • West Harrow: ringed male Blackcap in garden this morning - silver metal ring on left leg (Alex Massey)
  • Wimbledon Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (David Wills).
  • Woldingham: 2 Red Kite feeding on road kill, 30+ Buzzard, pr Raven, Marsh Tit all west of village (Jack Barnes via Twitter)

Monday 9th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: pair Shoveler Wood Green Res, singing Chiffchaff mid platform (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Mandarin, Kingfisher, 2 Song Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 1 Skylark, 1 Song Thrush (Rob Bell)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, 30 Redshank, Curlew, Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 50 Teal, 2 Fieldfare, Reed Bunting (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Denham A40: Water Rail, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dan Pinkham)
  • East India Dock Basin: Reed Bunting, 4 Shelduck, 19+ Tufted Duck, 8 Teal (John Archer)
  • Epsom Racecourse: Barn Owl at start of course 1720 (Ian Jones via Twitter)
  • Golders Hill Park: pr Egyptian Geese displaying over Swan Pond - patch tick (James Levy)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Firecrest pr incl singing male in rhododendrons & holly between NE corner of lake & ranger's hut 12:58-13:50 (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: Pair of Peregrines over Parliament Hill at 1030, also 8 Redwings and 2 Stock Doves NE (Pete Mantle)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup & Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • KGVI Res: Black Redstart again briefly opp Staines Res entrance (Ken Purdey per Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: drake Mandarin on tiny pool nr Gilberts Slade early morning flew off S, Red Kite SE 12:55, singing male Firecrest, 1-2 Treecreeper, 2 singing Nuthatch, singing m Blackcap mid morning in court, 16 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, singing Grey Wagtail, c70 Redwing thru, Siskin thru, 5-6 Song Thrush, 2 singing Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • Lloyd Park: 1 Water Rail, 4 Egyptian Geese, 1m Tufted Duck, 1 Common Gull, 50+ Starling. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Redshank, 6 Common Snipe, 2 singing Reed Bunting, 1m Sparrowhawk, 4+ singing Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine on Charing Cross Hospital (Martin Honey)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Black-headed Gull 1x with black colour ring. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Paddington: pr Grey Wagtail m singing St Michael's St W2 (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 6 Snipe, 87 Redwing, 54 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Jackdaw & 4 Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 3f Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Peregrine, 7 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, 62 Redshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, Kingfisher (ELBF)
  • Redbridge Lakes: 2 Snipe, 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Herring Gulls, Pied Wagtail (Alan Hobson).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Woodcock -1st since 7 Jan, 2 Redwing, Siskin over yr-1st (RPBirders)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver still, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, Dunlin (BirdGuides); Ringed Plover (R Dunne)
  • Stocker's Lake: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still drumming nr causeway (Gordon Cox via Herts BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Cetti's Warbler singing a.m. East basin (DM per TeRNS)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Red Kite W c11am, 12 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, Kestrel, 2 Redwing (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Scaup m&f No4 Res (BirdGuides)
  • Woodford Green: 3 Lesser Redpoll and a fem Siskin (1st this Winter!) and a Red Kite flying SSW over Nightingale Stables adjacent Whitehall Plain. (Ken Murray)

Sunday 8th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 male Stonechat perimeter, singing Chiffchaff Nursery, Snipe & Water Rail Conservation Pond, Skylark, pair Shoveler Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Banstead Woods: 4 Buzzard over Valley Meadows am (Ian Ward via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe (North Marsh), 1 Fieldfare, 1 male Blackcap (Shailesh Patel) 2 Snipe(East Marsh) 2 Goldcrest Stock Dove(F O'Sullivan)
  • Brixton (overground station): Grey Wagtail singing (Matthew J. Bradbury).
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Mandarin, Redwing, singing Song Thrush, singing Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Firecrest in Pages Acre at 11:37 then flew to Ruffett Wood (David Campbell)
  • Cranford CP nr Heathrow: pair of Kingfishers, Chiffchaff (not singing), 14 Meadow Pipit, pair of displaying Skylark, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard (S.Giddens, J.Giddens, W.Marks)
  • Crossness: Greenshank, 1+ Green Sandpiper, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 350+ Dunlin, 5 Oystercatcher, Chiffchaff singing, 14 Wigeon, 25 Shoveler, 3 Rook NW - scarce here, 2 Jay (John Archer)
  • Enfield Playing Fields: 1 Yellow-legged Gull among commoner gull species (Phil Rhodes)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff mobile around lake and boggy area at SW end of it, 4 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose over NW with 5 Canada Geese, c20 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Grey Wagtail, singing Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 3 Jays (Ian Stewart)
  • Gunpowder Park: 1 Brent Goose over N/E, 1 Yellowhammer (Neville Smith).
  • Hampstead Heath: Stonechat on the brambles at 2nd Hedge, Parliament Hill Fields , 2 Red Kite over the same fields, the first at 12:15, drifted slowly NW , a second over W at 13:00 came down very low (Frank Nugent).
  • Harrow Towncentre (HA1): 1 Peacock Butterfly (Shailesh Patel)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 4 Little Egret, Chiffchaff (Surrey BC); 2 Shelduck pr Spynes, 5 Little Egret 2&3 Moors (Ian Kehl & Gordon Hay via HSP blog)
  • Hyde Park: Scaup between Lido and bridge at 10am (Dawn Painter and Steff Turton)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 60 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 20 Snipe, Stonechat, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 25 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipits, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 15 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting (per ELBF)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • King George VI Reservoir: 1 Northern Wheatear, 1 fem Black Redstart, 1 male Stonechat near gantry steps and sheep feeding on hay till 12.57 at least opposite W end of Staines Reservoirs causeway (Andrew Moon, Sean Foot, Franko J Maroevic.); 4 Stonechat (per Lee Evans via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Redshank (pr), 74 Shoveler, 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Kingfisher, 7 Reed Bunting (Adam Salmon); 2 Pintail, 30 Wigeon, 4 Mandarin, 7 Snipe, 176 Cormorant, Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit NW, Stonechat SE, alba Wagtail NW, 2 Chiffchaff, 11 Greenfinch W/NW (R.Kaye); 2 Peregrine on hospital (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 5 Mistle Thrush (2 ad still with 3 fledged young), 3 Redwing, Green Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mill Hill NW7: 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit & wintering female Blackcap in garden. (Steve Blake)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 8 Snipe, Common Buzzard over, 34 Meadow Pipit, 54 Redwing, 26 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, 58 Jackdaw, 5 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest & Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: Sand Martin [Ldn yr-1st] W 1050 (Jonathan Wasse via Twitter); 2 Sand Martin W pm (BirdGuides); 4 Ruff (RSPB blog); 2 Bearded Tit (Oliver Simms via Twitter); Rock Pipit (RSPB sightings log); 6 Oystercatcher, 9 Golden Plover, 15 Curlew, 50 Dunlin, 21 Redshank (ELBF) To (first-time poster) 95.147.121.208- Pls don't summarily delete 'yr-1st' label to deny finder the credit unless you also share yr knowledge of earlier record incl accurate time-stamp & observer name(s)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 3 Jackdaw NE, imm Rook NE yr-1st and 5 Meadow Pipit high NE yr-1st all at 0750 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret - Upper Pen Pond, Buzzard flew S, Fieldfare flew N, 1+ Bullfinch heard near Oak Lodge (R.Herbert per JW)
  • Sidcup DA14 (Edginton Way): Bullfinch flew past Klinger building calling 07.05 (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Water Pipit near tower S basin, 2 Pintail, 3 Redshank, 1 Red Kite over prior to 10.35 N basin, 1 Northern Wheatear [Ldn yr-1st] and fem Stonechat at E end of causeway early am per FJM - possibly same bird late am on King George VI Reservoir (Bob Warden et al); also Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-necked Grebe, Ringed Plover (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter) To 95.147.121.208- See comment under Rainham above
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes: Yellow-legged Gull 2w north lake (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming on & off 07:30-09:00 in lge oak on island & showed on causeway briefly (Ian Williams via Herts BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 3 Teal, 13 Shoveler, Water Rail showing well (ADH per TeRNS)
  • Swanley Park: Greylag, Coot, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Redwing (Andy Meaton)
  • Swanley Village: 30+ Fieldfare, 10+ singing Skylark (Andy Meaton)
  • Thames (Putney-Barnes Bridges): WeBS- Maned Goose (first record) with pr Egyptian Geese, 4 Greylag 2pr, 159 Mallard, 238 Teal, 18 Gadwall, 127 Herring Gull, 3 Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Thurrock Lakeside: 2 Sand Martin through am (ELBF twitter) TQ584788
  • Tottenham Marshes: Pr Stonechats still on south end near allotments (been here since November at least) (Quentin Given)
  • Totteridge Valley (Darlands Lake area): Pair of Grey Herons flying.. 1 Kestrel. 2 Long-tailed Tits gathering nesting material. 5 Teal (3M + 2F) on lake. (Xav)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: ad Mediterranean Gull main pit 1100 (TGP twitter)
  • Valentines Park Ilford: Kingfisher, Redwing (Barbara Miller)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Upper Maynard - Diver sp took off and flew south towards Warwick Res at c13.15, Lockwood - M Stonechat in SW corner, 6+ Goldeneyes (Quentin Given)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Stonechat, Fieldfare, 7+ Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Reed Bunting, 4 Stock Dove, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon (Tony Brown/James Heal/Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 2 Egyptian Goose, 32 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Cressted Grebe, 3 Little Grebe (Basin) (Bob Vaughan/James Heal)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Kestrel, imm fem Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard 1 & 3, a single Redwing and 4 Lesser Redpolls (Ken Murray)

Saturday 7th March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Snipe flushed to rear and 2 Water Rail Conservation Pond, also pair Great Crested Grebe Wood Green Res, Brimstone, Meadow Pipit - first of year (Bob Watts)
  • Black Park: 20 Mandarin (12 males) and 2 Raven (C Lamsdell)
  • Brent Reservoir: Shelduck, Lapwing, 9 Snipe, 21 Great Crested Grebes (Roy Beddard, John Gravatt, Andrew Verrall)
  • Canon's Farm: 3 Stonechat (Paul Goodman via CFBW blog)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: Peregrine Falcon 1st egg for 2015 laid this morning (public site) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Shirley Abranches via Tom Moulton)
  • Crayford Marshes: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 4 Dunlin, Redshank, 6 Wigeon, Teal, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Ian Strickland)
  • Denham A40: 25+ Redwing, Male Pheasant, 1 Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Canada Goose, 12 Jackdaw around molehills (Dan Pinkham)
  • Epping Forest, Woodford Green & A104 nr Robin Hood Pub: 2 Nuthatches, 2 Treecreepers, 20+ Redwings, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tits, 3 Long-tailed Tits, Jay, Goldcrest; also Kestrel at Woodford Bridge (Alan Hobson).
  • Ewell: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Brimstone Butterflies - London Road. 1 female Kestrel - Banstead Road (Neil Batten)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff still present but very elusive, 4 Mute Swan one imm gone missing, 20+ Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Kestrel, Water Rail, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart and Barry Wright)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Buzzard SE at c13:00, Water Rail showing very well at Bird Bridge 15:00-1530, Kingfisher at Sanctuary Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup 1w still, c30 Redwing but no sign LS_Woodpecker (Des McKanzie via Twitter)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still but no sign of S'chat (Des McKanzie via Twitter)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: Stonechat (JW Davies)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 6 Mandarin, 198 Cormorant, Redshank, Stonechat, Chiffchaff our first spring bird, Red Admiral, 2 Brimstone. (R.Kaye); 4 Common Snipe, 2 Peregrine m f, 29 Wigeon, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow-bellied Slider (terrapin) on Grazing marsh (Martin Honey)
  • Lord's Cricket Ground: Brimstone (John Colmans)
  • Merry Hill nr Bushey: Barn Owl hunting 0700 (Andy Jardine via Herts BC)
  • Netherhall / Glen Faba (Lea Valley): 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 13 Great Crested Grebe (Nigel May).
  • Olympic Park: Cetti's Warbler riverside reeds (Twitter)
  • Pinner Park Farm: just one Stonechat remained from yesterday, 8 Snipe, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 112 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit over, Grey Wagtail, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 35 Jackdaw, Jay, 8 Stock Dove & 5 Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner (The Croft): Red Kite over at 13:03 (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham: 30+ Fieldfares in fields (John Cadera)
  • Rainham RSPB: Yellow-legged Gull 2w and Caspian Gull 1w briefly, Water Pipit stone barges am (David Darrell-Lambert via Twitter); Bittern, 2 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl showing very well, Chiffchaff singing, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Brimstone (John Cadera)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: no sign S'chats area 34 at dawn but Water Rail southeast end of 'old boathouse' reedbed a2 at 0645 -scarce here last 2yrs, Redwing; Brimstone (RPBirders)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, Goldcrest all nr draper hide (Andy Hawksworth via Twitter)
  • Sidcup DA14 (Chalk Wood): Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 40+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, Goldcrests, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 3 Jays, 2 Jackdaw (Ian Stewart and Barry Wright)
  • Sidcup DA14 (Edginton Way): Little Egret on flooded field by Cray (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Red Kite S together midday, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, Chiffchaff h (Lee Dingain via blog)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 6 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 5 Redshank (Dominic Pia via Twitter); Great Northern Diver and 3 Black-necked Grebe still on S basin (Jim and Tony Sweetland); Peregrine, Ringed Plover, 7 Ruff (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter)
  • Stocker's Lake: 14 Goldeneye, 3 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC); pr Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still - by Stocker's Hse entrance (Lee Evans via Twitter)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: fem Stonechat. Scarce here (TeRNS)
  • Swanley Park: Greylag, Coal Tit, Stock Dove, Blackcap, Grest Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Brimstone, Red Admiral & Small Tortoiseshell bflys (Andy Meaton)
  • Trent Park: Red Kite 11:55 (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Fishing Lk- Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher, Main Pit- Wigeon, Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail (TGP twitter)
  • Walthamstow Res: 2 Scaup adult drake & female on East Warwick southwest corner, with Pochard flock (J.Murray).
  • Wanstead Flats: Stonechat (Dan Hennessy), 7+ Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Linnet, 2 Shoveler, 2 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 1-2 Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: singing Chiffchaff (briefly), 3 Goldcrest (2 singing), Nuthatch, 2-3 Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 32 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 20+ Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/BobVaughan)
  • Wimbledon Common: 1 Woodcock, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Little Grebe (David Wills).

Friday 6th March 2015 Edit

NB Ruff, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Stonechat on the move today — (see below)

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Greylags 0700 Wood Green res then flew towards Boating Lake (Bob Watts)
  • Avery Hill Park: 20+ Redwing including several singing birds, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Amwell GP: Barn Owl nr viewpt, m Stonechat in brambles to L of viewpt (Ade Hall via Herts BC)
  • Banstead: 2 Bullfinch over gdn - 4th record this century (Steve Gale per CFBW blog)
  • Banstead Woods: Siskin and 10 Redpoll nr Reads Rest Ln (Ian Ward via Twitter), 2 Siskin and Yellowhammer over The Scrub (CFBW BG)
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, Common Gull, Redwing, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 13 Stonechat -site record (CFBW BG)
  • Claybury Park: 3 Redpolls (first time I've seen them here, or indeed anywhere, so far this year) (Alan Hobson).
  • Covert Way LNR: Woodcock flushed 14:17 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Ravens Old Ammo Works again 14.30-15.00 at least, 4 Gadwall, 16 Wigeon, c100 Teal, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, c30 Redshank, 7 Curlew, Yellow-legged Gull 3w, Little Owl, Kingfisher, 3+ Skylark, Rock Pipit, 4 Stonechat [all present a while but showing well in good conditions], Redwing, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Ewell Village: Singing Blackcap - Kingston Rd (Neil Batten)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Redshank, 8 Linnet (Kevin McManus via Twitter)
  • Harrow Weald Old Cemetery: 16 Redwing (Mike Johnson)
  • Holden Woods, Brentwood: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Lee Brown via Twitter) TQ593912
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 4 Little Egret, 6 Jack Snipe (Surrey BC)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup 1w Serpentine nr bridge, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drummed & called twice nr Hudson Memorial am - observer's 2nd site record in 13 yrs, 41 Redwing, Meadow Pipit over (Des McKenzie via Twitter); m Stonechat 12.30-1pm on fence & bushes in Princess Diana Memorial area nearest Lido toilet block but flighty to & from nearby reed bed. (Chris Holtby)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler still but rarely singing (Des McKenzie); 2 Stonechat Buck Hill (Ralph Hancock blog with pics).
  • KGV Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe and 5 Black-necked Grebe on S basin (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 9+ Stonechat on grazing marsh (Catherine Beazley); 9 Stonechat still showing around the grazing marsh late pm, 2 Pintail 1m 1f, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret landed briefly but chased off by crows, 20 Wigeon, 1m Reed Bunting, 4+ singing Cetti's Warbler (Martin Honey); Bittern still (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 5 Mistle Thrush (2 ad with 3 young) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Monken Hadley Common: Firecrest feeding in holly nr Games Rd entrance 13:26-13:29 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 6 Stonechat, 10 Snipe, 29 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, 7 Fieldfare & just 2 Redwing (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Avocet feeding in Aveley Bay 0910, Iceland Gull 3w Norwegian-ringed bird (last seen here 16 January) nr green factory by jetty east of stone barges (& initially visible from riverside path), Caspian Gull 1w nearby 10:05-11:45 and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls 1w 2s (Dominic Mitchell via BirdGuides); 9 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 64 Golden Plover, 6 Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin, 60 Redshank, Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, pr Stonechat, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit (per ELBF)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Stonechat (site's 1st-ever pr) chat bush area 34 at c1700 & not before 1530 at least (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 33 Stonechat - one was attacked by a Sparrowhawk (outcome unknown), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker heard, Little Egret, Buzzard, Kingfisher, 5 singing Skylark (J.Wilczur, M.Lewis, M. Delpy, A. Buxton, J. Mccormick et al)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 2 Little Egret, pr Teal, Kestrel, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Southgate, N14 (Dalrymple Close): 8 Greenfinch incl singing male (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 21 Ruff on N basin c1400, also 2 Pintail, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, Redshank, Water Pipit (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 1 Great Northern Diver on S basin, 1 Black-necked/Slavonian Grebe in distant water on N Basin, also 5 Lapwings, many Goldeneye, Wigeon, Teal, Shelduck, Shovelers (Quentin Given); Ringed Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit (per Surrey BC)
  • Stocker's Farm: 2 Stonechat (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker together at sailing-club end of causeway (Gordon Cox via Herts BC)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove (Conrad Ellam); 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap in song, 3 Redwing, Reed Bunting m, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel over (P Kite)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male last sighting of wintering bird present from Sep 26th, also Song Thrush, 2 Brimstone first of year (Bob Watts)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Raven mobbed by Crow over Garden Wood 1250, 2 Red Kite, 2+ Buzzard, Kestrel, Stonechat m, 6 Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 4+ Skylark, Little Egret, Snipe, 5+ Herring Gull. (S Blake/R Coombes)
  • Wimbledon Common: 1 Common Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 14 Long-tailed Tits 7prs noted nest building (David Wills).

Thursday 5th March 2015 Edit

  • Beddington SF: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker female in trees along northern boundary drumming & closely associating with GSWs (07:30-08:00) (James Hudson)
  • Brookmill Park: Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, Mandarin, Peregrine, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chingford: (where Epping Forest starts, below Royal Oak pub) 5 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Fieldfare, 4:30pm (Sue Barry)
  • Crayford Marshes: Red Kite W over Moat Lane 15.55, Spotted Redshank at the saltings c16.55, 2 Ravens flew in from Dartford Marshes to Old Ammuntion Works where they still were c17.00, 2 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 100+ Teal, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, c30 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 100+ Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 1-2 Little Owls, 2 Grey Wagtail, male Stonechat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 24+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Ewell Village: 2 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Coal Tit (Neil Batten).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff SW corner of lake 12.45, 17 Tufted Duck (9m 8f), pr Mute Swan still with 3 young, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Water Rail, 3 Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, female Stonechat, 2 Common Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, 2 Linnet (Ralph Todd, Clive Thomson and Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Kingfisher in Ecology Park, 2 Oystercatcher on nearby jetty, Green Woodpecker, 4 Linnet in Southern Park, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Song Thrush in Meantime Nursery Meadow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 13 Black-necked Grebe (Derek Turner via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Shelduck, Little Egret (Surrey BC)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup 1w Serpentine nr Lido am (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Common Buzzard, 50 Fieldfare, 3 Yellowhammer (David Morrison via Twitter)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler as prev'y c80m north of bridge on west side of Long Water (Des Mckenzie via Twitter)
  • Kilburn: Common Buzzard chased by crows/gulls SW south of Mill Lane bridge garden (Andrew Verrall)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 4 singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 Common Snipe, 4 Reed Bunting 2pr (males singing), 1 Redshank, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat m f, 1 Water Rail, 1 Pheasant seen by others (Martin Honey); Skylark and 4 Redwing NW (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Redwing, m Blackcap, 3 Mistle Thrush (1 or more may have been young ones after seeing pr with 3 young next day in same place), f Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Navestock: Bittern Prince's Rd (Liz Bailey per ELBF)
  • Paddington Green: Grey Wagtail singing briefly (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Pinner Memorial Park: Water Rail late afternoon briefly, Grey Wagtail & drake Tufted Duck (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Ruff, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Marsh Harrier and Chiffchaff (Alan Shearman); 20 Pintail, 10 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, Peregrine, 54 Golden Plover, 9 Curlew, 18 Redshank, 9 Snipe, Barn Owl, f Blackcap (ELBF)
  • Redbridge: Grey Wagtail in alleyway close to tube station (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Regent's Park: 2 Goldcrest, m Blackcap - 1st since early Jan, c5 Redwing (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Peregrine over, 5 Buzzard over (J.Wilczur)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret, Song Thrush singing (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): male Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 3 Black-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, Water Pipit (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Swanley Park: 37 Canada, 1 Greylag, Coot, 70+ Black-headed Gull, Brimstone b'fly (Andy Meaton)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 1 Little Egret by lake, 4+ Teal (m&f) on lake (Xav)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Territorial behaviour from Firecrest- adult male with brilliant vermillion erect crown flicking wings body arched displaying or proclaiming territory to much duller second bird - now published as have moved on (Bob Watts & several other obervers)
  • Trent Park: Water Rail still present NW end of lower lake, 9 Mandarin, Tufted Duck, Ring-necked Parakeet. (Pete Lowman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4-5 Skylark, 3 Linnet, 5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4-5 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • West Putney SW15: male Kestrel - unusual (J.Wilczur)
  • Whitewebbs Wood: 24 Mandarin Duck 14m 10f ornamental lake, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Treecreeper incl one singing (Robert Callf)
  • Wimbledon Common: 150+ Redwing at various locations across common. (James Dee)

Wednesday 4th March 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: m Goldeneye fr gladwin hide (Rob Stubbs via Herts BC)
  • Black Park: 11 Mandarin (11 males), 2 Raven (C Lamsdell)
  • Braeburn Park, Crayford: Little Egret over playing fields, Goldcrest, 3 Redwing (Peter Beckenham)
  • East India Dock Basin: c80 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant (Mark Wardman)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff around SW end of lake 16.45, 5 Mute Swan, c20 Tufted Duck, 2+ Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rails all showing well, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 2+ Redwing, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2 Jays (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: (Bird Bridge) Water Rail seen at 13:25 and 14:15 (Michael Mac)
  • Harlow: Barn Owl seen well in flight from the Stansted Express at 5pm (Matthew J. Bradbury).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup and Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: singing male Firecrest from Laurel hedge in court grounds, singing Treecreeper (Gilberts Slade), Nuthatch (Court), 6 Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 10 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk (Stuart Fisher)
  • Little Britain Lake, Cowley: Heronry - Grey Heron 3 young & 2 young in 2 nests & other nests had sitting adults, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, no Gadwall present. (Roger Dewey)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, Redshank, 8 Snipe (WWT website)
  • Morden Hall Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Goldcrest (MHP NG twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: ad Mediterranean Gull (RSPB blog)
  • Richmond Park; Red Kite perched briefly (J. Mccormick per JW)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 2 Little Egret, pr Teal (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Roding Valley Park, Woodford Bridge: Little Egret, Kestrel, 3 Long-tailed Tits, also Sparrowhawk over nearby Claybury Park a.m. viewed from my flat, and 3 Stock Doves there ystdy (Alan Hobson).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Smew (RSPB sightings log)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Coot heard over 19.35, male Blackcap, Stock Dove in garden, Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Pintail, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank - N basin now drained (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 78 Goldeneye, 6 Black-necked Grebe (Surrey BC)
  • Stocker's Farm: 2 Oystercatcher at flooded field, f Stonechat (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 3 Red-crested Pochard (2 males), 2 Little Egret (C Lamsdell)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, Bearded Tit heard late-aft (Peter Beckenham via Kent OS)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest still singing in Sanctuary Wood this morning (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: 10 Mandarin Duck 6m 4f lower lake, Common Buzzard, m Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinch 1m 3f Long Garden (Robert Callf) 
  • Wanstead Flats: Reed Bunting (f), 3 Linnet, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 10+ Tufted Duck, 4-6 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 24 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 20+ Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 2 adult Great Crested Grebe, 8+ Redwing (some singing) (Nick Croft)
  • Watford: Crossbill calling over Vicarage Rd Cemetery 1405 (Ian Bennell via Twitter)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 71 Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit but no Jack_Snipe (David Darrell-Lambert via Twitter)
  • Woodford Green: Male Sparrowhawk roller-coasting display flight, Common Buzzard mewing, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3-4 Treecreepers, Firecrest, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, and chorus of c12 Redwings sub-songing. (Ken Murray)
  • Wormley Wood: Woodcock (Ken & Linda Smith via Herts BC)

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford - Howbury Farm/Meadows and Landfill: 30+ Teal, Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Gull, 96 Woodpigeon (one group), 9 Collared Dove (one group), 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, pr Stonechat, 19 Meadow Pipit, 44 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 60+ Starling, 2 Linnet (Ralph Todd)
  • Crayford Marshes/Thames: 28 Teal, 16 Wigeon 8pr, 6 Gadwall, 21 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, Dunlin, Rock Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat (f) (Ralph Todd)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff still (BirdGuides)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe pr on nest, 2 Egyptian Goose, 10 Mandarin Duck, m Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Stock Dove incl two pairs, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker one entered roost hole 16:35 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Harringay N4: Red Kite N 1145 (Tony Jakeman)
  • Hertingfordbury: Barn Owl hunting nr St Mary's Ln/Lower Hatfield Rd jn 4.30pm (Graham Knight per Herts BC)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup and Cetti's Warbler still in situ (BirdGuides); Water Rail Long Water at SW cnr of bridge (Ralph Hancock's blog)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern still (WWT website)
  • Maple Cross: Blackcap singing fr field hedgerow (Dave Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley: Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, 97 Teal, pr Pintail, 9 Shoveler, f Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 2 Little Egret, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2m Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 15 Mistle Thrush, Pheasant, 3 Green Woodpecker, 14 House Sparrow (Ruth Barnes per ELBF)
  • Oakwood Station, N14: Red Kite over platform 16:25 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Regent's Park: Grey Heron nest with calling yg on Heron_Is area 8 (RP Birds blog)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite perched briefly (J.McCormack per JW)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 3 Shelduck, 53 Shoveler, 2 Green Sandpiper, pr Kingfisher, Bullfinch (RSPB twitter); 3 Cetti's Warbler h (RSPB sightings log)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides); also 2 Pintail, Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 5 Dunlin (Surrey BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 4 Little Egret at last yr's nest site (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Mute Swan (nest building 1st time ever), 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Canada Goose, 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Sparrowhawk (P Kite).
  • Tottenham Marsh: 2 Stonechat, singing Chiffchaff, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Geese (Stuart Fisher)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: male Fîrecrest Sanctuary Wood am (RBA)
  • Trent Park: 2 Bullfinch pr feeding on buds near Long Garden (Robert Callf)
  • Uxbridge: 1 Little Egret by R Frays at Cowley Road. (Roger Dewey)
  • Wanstead Flats: 28 Tufted Duck, 5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2-3 singing Skylark, 3 Linnet, singing Goldcrest, a number dead frogs and one dollop of frog's spawn Cat & Dog (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: fem Bullfinch, 5 Lesser Redpoll, c12 Redwing, Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail and a flyover Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at 16.45pm. (Ken Murray)

Monday 2nd March 2015 Edit

  • Belmont: 2 Common Buzzards flew low over Downs Road at 10:30 (David Campbell)
  • Broadwater: Siberian Chiffchaff still on R Colne behind sailing club 0900, also 3+ 'normal' Chiffchaff, female Goldeneye & Grey Wagtail on the river (Bill Haines)
  • Canons Farm: 3 Siskins flew over (David Campbell)
  • Cassiobury Park: Little Egret (Joan Thompson via Herts BC)
  • Dagnam Park: 2 Buzzard (ELBF)
  • East India Dock Basin: 245 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck (John Archer)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): Little Egret 0815 (Lee Dingain via Twitter)
  • Hatter's Wood: Red Kite, m Peregrine, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff (ELBF)
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    Green Woodpecker and passenger, Hornchurch Country Park

    Hornchurch Country Park: Green Woodpecker photographed flying with weasel predator on its back (Martin Le-May, via BirdGuides and other internet sources).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup and Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Treecreeper and Nuthatch (Gilberts Slade), 15 Linnet SW, singing Goldcrest, 13 Shoveler on Eagle Pond, no sign of Firecrest since Weds (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Peregrine, Redshank, 2 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Maple Cross: 20 Yellowhammer still in fallow field south of Chalfont Rd (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Minet CP (Hayes): Kingfisher, Common Buzzard, 3 Redwing, 2 Teal, 3 LIttle Egret, Kestrel (Dave Bookless)
  • Rainham RSPB: Bittern still (ELBF twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Skylark (Lawn Field), Kingfisher, Water Rail UPP, 4 Redwing, Stonechat (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: pr Kingfisher investigating nest bank (RSPB twitter)
  • Shabden Park, Surrey: Red Kite W over Kingswood GC 1025 (Ian Ward via Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Slavonian Grebe N end N basin, 10 Dunlin, 2 Pintail, 1 Mediterranean Gull adult flew off W late pm, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-necked Grebe on S basin. (Ken Purdey, Franko J Maroevic); Caspian Gull 1w still on N basin 1430 (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: male Firecrest in Sanctuary Wood 1320 at least (Nick Tanner, Bob Watts et al); singing & showing well mid-aft (Nick Tanner via Twitter)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 5 Stock Dove Carr's Basin 16:50 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 3 Lesser Redpoll 1m 2f feeding in birch (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Little Grebe, Shoveler, Skylark (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 10 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe (the inappropriate pair still displaying), 3 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Kestrel (Nick Croft)

Sunday 1st March 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Water Rails Conservation Pond, 8 Shoveler Boating Lake, few Redwings (Henry Wyn-Jones, Bob Watts)
  • Botany Bay, Enfield: Red Kite low over road c16:45 (Phil Rhodes)
  • Brent Reservoir 3 Snipe, Shelduck -north marsh (F O'Sullivan)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Blackcap m (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Red Kite S over Quail_Field 1055 (Ian Ward via Twitter)
  • Cowley, Uxbridge: Red Kite over garden 12.05, also Goldcrest singing. (Alex Randall)
  • Cranford CP, near Heathrow: 2 Buzzards, pair of displaying Skylark, 2 Stonechats m & f, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Meadow Pipit, and 1 female Reed Bunting which is a patch rarity (Wendy Marks)
  • Dartford Marshes: Red Kite W c1000, 1000 Black-headed Gull, 30 Common Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Andrew Lawson via Kent OS)
  • Enfield: Female Black Redstart EN3 area (Neville Smith).
  • Greenhithe: 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Andrew Lawson via Kent OS)
  • Hampstead Heath: Bullfinch showing well in Springett's Wood, Snipe NW over Parliament Hill at c07:30, Water Rail showing well at Bird Bridge and f Pochard (uncommon visitor) at Hampstead 1 Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup and Cetti's Warbler as recently, 24 Redwing, Grey Wagtail (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • KGV Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe am (Neville Smith).
  • Lion Gorge: Chiffchaff, 15 House Sparrow, Bullfinch (ELBF)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, 10 Mandarin, 114 Cormorant, 10 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 5 Cetti's Warbler, Red Admiral. (R.Kaye)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: St Paul's Playing Fields- c30 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing (David Jeffreys)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 5 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mudchute Farm : Kestrel (Harry Harrison)
  • Nags Head Lane Fishery: 3 Snipe, Meadow Pipit, m Bullfinch (ELBF)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: A pair of Shoveler on shallow pool, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Egyptian Geese, Pied Wagtail & Common Gull (Andy Cameron).
  • Osterley Park: Coal Tit, 3 Common Gull, 3 Cormorant, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, 31+ Jackdaw, Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Little Owl, 3 Mandarin, 3 Mistle Thrush, 6 Pied Wagtail, 85+ Redwing, 9+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Shoveler, 2 Teal (Richard Woolley).
  • Paddington Green: m Peregrine on Hilton Metropole with kill 0655 (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Panshanger Park: Cetti's Warbler 'calling' fr Osprey_Lk reedbed (Jennifer Gilbert via Herts BC)
  • Priest Hill: 5 Stonechat, c12 Skylark (Steve Thomas via Twitter)
  • Purfleet: Red Kite S (Ray Burnip via ELBF)
  • Rainham RSPB: Water Pipoit (RSPB sightings log)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Stonechat, 15 Redwing (Steve Woolfenden); Dartford Warbler (per Surrey BC)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: very little to report other than a male Chaffinch calling, quite unusual along the river (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Staines Reservoir: no sign Caspian_Gull am but Yellow-legged Gull, Scaup, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Redshank (Dominic Pia via Twitter); Caspian Gull 1w reported 1610 (BirdGuides); also 5 Dunlin, Red Kite (Mark Elsoffer via Twitter) NB N basin now draining rapidly
  • Stratford, Olympic Park: singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 calling Water Rail, Linnet, 18+ Goldfinch, 3 Egyptian Goose, 4 Grey Wagtail 2pr, Fieldfare, 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting, 5+ Little Grebe, Kingfisher (Stuart Fisher)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Pheasant, 2 Teal, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, f Kestrel, 17 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 44 Lapwing (flock 42 + pr on territory), Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, 7 Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark (2 briefly singing), 6 Redwing, Fieldfare, m Stonechat, 2 singing Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Tooting Bec Common: Red Kite north at 10:25 (obs?)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest still Sanctuary Wood mid-am (Nick Tanner via Twitter); Firecrest loosely associated with Long-tailed Tit flock showing well (Mark Wardman)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Long-tailed Tit pr carrying nesting material (Robert Callf)
  • Tylers Common: f Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Redwing (ELBF)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Barn Owl quartering top grass field N of Main Pit 5.35-5.55 (Steve Blake)
  • Valentine`s Park, Ilford: Boating Lake- 10 Pochards (mainly males), 1 Little Grebe, 2 adult Mute Swans (male driving off two juveniles) plus all the usual species, 1 Kingfisher on the Cran Brook, 5 Redwings on parkland, pair of Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldfinch, Ornamental Fish Pond- Egyptian Goose family still with 9 ducklings, 1 Grey Heron, pair Shoveler, 3 Long-tailed Tits, pair of Coal Tit, Ring-necked Parakeet flying over, Jackdaws h, pair of Greylag Geese on Long Water. (Mick Charles)
  • Victoria Park: 6 Greylag Geese, 20 Pochard, c30 Tufted, 2 Shovelers, 15 Cormorants, a Canada-Greylag cross (Mark Wardman)
  • Warren Gorge: 6 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 10 Little Egret, Water Rail (ELBF)
  • Watercress LNR nr St Albans: Water Rail, Kingfisher, 2+ Siskin, 10+ Lesser Redpoll (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: m Kestrel, 80+ Common Gull, 13 Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 70+ Common Frog calling/mating in pool in swamp (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 28th February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 12+ Redwing, Coal Tit, Nuthatch The Grove (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, 15 Snipe, Water Rail, 13 Great Crested Grebe (Andrew Verrall)
  • East Dulwich: Little Egret SW toward Dulwich Park am (per SoLoMig twitter)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing very well at Bird Bridge at c13:00, f Kingfisher at Kenwood fishing at Thousand Pound Pond, 57 Common Gull, c60 Redwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 11 Mandarin, 2 Collared Dove (Frank Nugent).
  • Holland Park: f Blackcap at rear of D-Garden, c15 Redwing, 5 Greenfinch singing (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup 1w Serpentine just east of bridge (BirdGuides)
  • Kensington Gardens: Water Rail Long Water squealing from reeds late-pm but no sign Cetti's Warbler (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern (main lake N shore & SE corner), Water Rail by WWF hide, Redshank (scrape), 3 Pintail (grazing marsh), 10 Common Snipe (grazing marsh), 3 Stonechat m f (grazing marsh), f Pheasant (NE bank), 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Reed Bunting (Martin Honey)
  • Oaklands nr St Albans: 2 Yellowhammer (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Pinner Memorial Park: Water Rail again briefly at 10:40 as per 14th February, also c20 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, and the single m Tufted Duck which has overwintered here for the last 5 years (Derek Peters)
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Cetti's Warbler singing from reedbed along River Lea, Reed Bunting (Stuart Fisher)
  • Rainham Marshes: 140 Redshank stone barges, 2 Oystercatcher Aveley Bay (Jonathan Wasse via Twitter); Barn Owl in RSPB woodland box at noon (RSPB blog)
  • Friday Lake : River Lee Country Park: 4 Smew m 3f and 1 Goldeneye Friday Lake, 40+ Fieldfare and Chiffchaff (Shailesh Patel and RSPB Central London local group). Both Smew and the Goldeneye were seen at Friday Lake.
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: m Kestrel, Song Thrush singing at dusk (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Sevenoaks WR: 3 Goosander 2m (Dave Hale per Keith Cutting); 40+ Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing, 2+ Siskin (Keith Cutting via Kent OS)
  • Southfields (back garden): 1m Blackcap (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Reservoir: N basin- m Scaup, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Caspian Gull 1w on middle pipe over basin 10:30-12:00 at least, S basin- Great Northern Diver (BirdGuides)
  • Stocker's Lake: Mediterranean Gull 1w (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Little Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Trent Park: 2 Goosander pr lower lake 13:35 hrs, Grey Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Little Egret fishing lake (Steve Blake via Herts BC); Barn Owl nr mound in top field north of main pit 1755 (per TGP twitter)
  • Valentines Park: 10+ Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail pair, Stock Dove (Barbara Miller)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood- 3 Goldeneye, Goosander, W Warwick- Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat (David Bradshaw via Twitter)

Saturday 28th February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 12+ Redwing, Coal Tit, Nuthatch The Grove (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, 15 Snipe, Water Rail, 13 Great Crested Grebe (Andrew Verrall)
  • East Dulwich: Little Egret SW toward Dulwich Park am (per SoLoMig twitter)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing very well at Bird Bridge at c13:00, f Kingfisher at Kenwood fishing at Thousand Pound Pond, 57 Common Gull, c60 Redwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 11 Mandarin, 2 Collared Dove (Frank Nugent).
  • Holland Park: f Blackcap at rear of D-Garden, c15 Redwing, 5 Greenfinch singing (Des McKenzie via twitter)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup 1w Serpentine just east of bridge (BirdGuides)
  • Kensington Gardens: Water Rail Long Water squealing from reeds late-pm but no sign Cetti's Warbler (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern (main lake N shore & SE corner), Water Rail by WWF hide, Redshank (scrape), 3 Pintail (grazing marsh), 10 Common Snipe (grazing marsh), 3 Stonechat m f (grazing marsh), f Pheasant (NE bank), 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Reed Bunting (Martin Honey)
  • Oaklands nr St Albans: 2 Yellowhammer (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Pinner Memorial Park: Water Rail again briefly at 10:40 as per 14th February, also c20 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, and the single m Tufted Duck which has overwintered here for the last 5 years (Derek Peters)
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Cetti's Warbler singing from reedbed along River Lea, Reed Bunting (Stuart Fisher)
  • Rainham Marshes: 140 Redshank stone barges, 2 Oystercatcher Aveley Bay (Jonathan Wasse via Twitter); Barn Owl in RSPB woodland box at noon (RSPB blog)
  • River Lee Country Park (EN8): 4 Smew 1 drake and 3 females, 1 Goldeneye, 40+ Fieldfare and Chiffchaff (Shailesh Patel and RSPB Central London local group). Both Smew and the Goldeneye were seen at Friday Lake. I took a photo of a duck 1 drake and 2 female which i couldn't ID it. Please could help me out.
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: m Kestrel, Song Thrush singing at dusk (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Sevenoaks WR: 3 Goosander 2m (Dave Hale per Keith Cutting); 40+ Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing, 2+ Siskin (Keith Cutting via Kent OS)
  • Southfields (back garden): 1m Blackcap (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Reservoir: N basin- m Scaup, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Caspian Gull 1w on middle pipe over basin 10:30-12:00 at least, S basin- Great Northern Diver (BirdGuides)
  • Stocker's Lake: Mediterranean Gull 1w (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Little Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap singing (SoLoMig twitter)
  • Trent Park: 2 Goosander pr lower lake 13:35 hrs, Grey Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Little Egret fishing lake (Steve Blake via Herts BC); Barn Owl nr mound in top field north of main pit 1755 (per TGP twitter)
  • Valentines Park: 10+ Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail pair, Stock Dove (Barbara Miller)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood- 3 Goldeneye, Goosander, W Warwick- Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat (David Bradshaw via Twitter)

Friday 27th February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: m Bullfinch 1w 0700 (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell GP: Barn Owl in front of viewpt 1615 (Darren Bast via Twitter)
  • Banstead Woods: Red Kite over Piddly Pond late-am (Duncan Jennings via CFBW BG twitter)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 38 Redshank am (Tom Speller via Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Pheasant, Kingfisher, Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Jackdaw over (Conrad Ellam)
  • Connaught Water: pr Mandarin, pr Goosander (John McLaughlin via EBwS)
  • Crayford Marshes: Barn Owl hunting over E side of landfill 18.53, 207+ Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, Water Rail squealing from yacht club reeds, 2 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 100+ Redshank, Spotted Redshank at the saltings, 4+ Snipe heard c18.30, 2 Little Owls showing well, Kingfisher, 2+ singing Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Redwing, 4+ Cetti's Warbler, Jackdaw, 2+ Rook, Raven distant to N c13.20 (Ian Stewart)
  • Ewell Village: 3 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Red Admiral (Neil Batten).
  • Hampstead Heath: Bird Bridge Water Rail showing nicely if briefly at 11.15 despite dogwalkers (Jo Edwards)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup still Round Pond then flew toward Serpentine early-am, Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter); pair Mandarin Duck on Long Water c16:45. (Matt Kirkland); m House Sparrow on Kensington Palace fdr (Ralph Hancock's blog)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Common Buzzard N 12:55, Treecreeper calling (Gilberts Slade), 10 Shoveler, singing Nuthatch, 12 Mute Swan on Eagle Pond (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, Peregrine on hospital, 2 Water Rail, Redshank (WWT website); f Sparrowhawk, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing, 5 Common Snipe, Redshank, 2 Stonechat m f (Martin Honey)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl, 60 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Motspur Park: 300 Jackdaws at roost (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Egret, 10 Snipe, 39 Meadow Pipit, 41 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 45 Jackdaw, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove, Grey Heron, 3 Coot (slightly unusual here) & Green Woodpecker (Jon Ridge)
  • Primrose Hill: Buzzard high WSW 1010, 18 Redwing, Redpoll N (RPBirders)
  • Rainham RSPB: Bittern over Wennington Marsh, Water Pipit Coldharbour Pt then flew toward stone barges (Alan Shearman via Twitter); 3+ Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 50+ Golden Plover, Yellow-legged Gull 2w on Wennington, 2 Ravens, Blackcap but gull numbers well down (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret, Grey Heron, 7 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Merlin past draper hide 1040, Woodcock flew fr pond over hide (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC)
  • Southwark Park: male Peregrine mobbed by 2 Ring-necked Parakeets at 09:00 (John Cadera)
  • Staines Reservoir: N basin- Scaup, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe; S basin- Great Northern Diver (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 6 Black-necked Grebe still (per Surrey BC)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: m Firecrest still in Sanctuary Wood singing & showing down to a few feet 1240 (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, m Bullfinch (Robin White per RM Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: no sign of bullfinches, Pair of stonechat on the north marsh, Male peregrine, 6 meadow pipits over NE, pair kestrels, 20+ redwing and 2 field fare in the front paddocks, Jamie Partridge
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, f Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, Meadow Pipit, 2+ singing Skylark, Linnet (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe (adult & first winter displaying to each other), Little Grebe, 20 Gadwall, 20+ Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel interacting over Ilford golf course, 4 Goldcrest (Nick Croft)
  • Watercress LNR nr St Albans: Little Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, 30+ Lesser Redpoll still (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • West Harrow: flock of 6 Jays - the most I've ever seen together on patch (Alex Massey)
  • Wimbledon Common: Woodcock, Common Buzzard, 2 Common Snipe (Dave Wills).

Thursday 26th February 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: 2 Smew m rh still from gladwin hide (BirdGuides)
  • Cowley, Uxbridge: Female Firecrest in garden this morning for five minutes at 10.00. (Roger Morton)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup and Cetti's Warbler still in Tue's loc'ns (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: pr Red-crested Pochard, pr Goosander (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Ldn facebook)
  • Sewardstone: 1 Barn Owl low W across Sewardstone Rd towards Sewardstone Marsh (Lea Valley) 16.55hrs. (Nigel May)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush 1 singing, 4+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap in garden again (Ian Stewart)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Barn Owl again over field north of main pit from 1735 (David Booth via Herts BC)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret in heronry (Murray Brown via Herts BC)

Wednesday 25th February 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: Smew still to R of island opp gladwin hide (Maureen Lead via Herts BC)
  • Berwick Ponds: 2 Bittern (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Ldn facebook)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 228 Teal, Common Sandpiper, 34 Redshank, Grey Wagtail (Nick Tanner via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Shelduck on raft, 11 Common Snipe feeding opposite Heron_Hide (Andrew Haynes).
  • Brixton: 6 House Sparrows Porden Rd, 1 Grey Wagtail Coldharbour Ln, 1 Song Thrush singing from Herne Hill side of Brockwell Pk (Tony Stones).
  • Brookmill Park: Pheasant, Kingfisher, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Connaught Water: 2 Goosander (Tony Brown)
  • Crayford Marshes: Adult near summer-plumaged Mediterranean Gull on Bob Dunn Way flood, Little Egret flew off landfill from amongst horses giving me palpitations briefly (Ian Stewart)
  • Dartford Marshes: c80 Gadwall, c30 Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 4 Pochard, 6+ Tufted Duck, 3+ Little Egret, Peregrine, c1000 Lapwing over Rainham RSPB, 7 Ringed Plover, c20 Dunlin, c70 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 2 Rock Pipit 1 looking very grey on back, 3+ Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: 4 Shelduck, 15 Tufted Ducks, pr Blue Tits and 6 Cormorants by the Thames. Not a single Teal, where have they all gone? (Mark Wardman); 6 Teal late-pm (Nick Tanner via Twitter)
  • Haverfield Green E3: singing Song Thrush (Harry Harrison)
  • Heathrow Airport: Black Redstart, Kestrel (Rob Mills) Hi Rob Heathrow is large area, whereabouts was this sighting - what particular areas are best for bird watching ? TIA [Birderman]
  • Hilly Fields: 50 Common Gull, 5 Dunnock, 2 Redwing, female Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush (Tom Moulton)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup and Cetti's Warbler as y'day (Des McKenzie via Twitter); Cetti's Warbler singing away between c14:00-14:20 then not again until c16:00 when showed briefly and a Lapwing flew over NE at 15:35 (Frank Nugent).
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: m Firecrest, 2 singing Goldcrest, singing Nuthatch, 20 Shoveler (17 on Hollow Pond), 8 Gadwall, 12 Mute Swan on Eagle Pond, Sparrowhawk, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Egyptian Geese (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Shelduck, 12 Snipe, Redshank, 2 Stonechat (WWT website); 2 Bittern, 2 Pintail m f, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Bunting m f, 2 Water Rail calling, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing (Martin Honey)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 10 Redwing, m Blackcap (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Mayflower Park: 2 Greylag Geese N (Bob Smith)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl (Bob Smith)
  • Philpotts Farm, Yiewsley: 4 Grey Herons, 3 Chaffinch, Kestrel, Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Dunnocks, 2 Collared Doves, Stock Dove, Jay, 6 Pied Wagtails, 9 House Sparrows, Song Thrush, Redwing, Wren, 12+ Goldfinch (Sue Giddens)
  • Rainham RSPB: Caspian Gull Wennington Marsh (BirdGuides)
  • Redbridge: f Sparrowhawk - lucky to be standing at window when it flew into the garden & landed briefly eight feet from me (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Kingfisher, Song Thrush (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap once again (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-necked Grebe, male Scaup and 60 Goldeneye (John Edwards); Slavonian Grebe still on N basin, 6 Black-necked Grebe, ad Mediterranean Gull (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes: m Pintail, m Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Kingfisher (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: male Firecrest still Sanctuary Wood 1225 loosely accompanying a few great tits and blue tits (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: Little Grebe winter-plumage, 2 Teal pr lower lake (Robert Callf); Water Rail (Robin White per RM Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Willows Farm Lake - c80 Linnet in former pumpkin field (Alan Gardiner); Barn Owl hunting in field north of main pit 4pm (TGP twitter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 7-8 Skylark (with up to 5 singing), 2 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Lttle Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: 13 Lesser Redpoll winter-high albeit only a brief visit this am, flyover Little Egret, Goldcrest, flyover Kestrel, Common Buzzard, fem Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, Firecrest, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush and Redwing (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 24th February 2015 Edit

  • Broadwater: Siberian Chiffchaff still by R Colne in overhanging veget'n due north of sailing club (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Pheasant, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (Tom Moulton via Judith Simmons)
  • Hampstead Heath: Female Bullfinch by Bird Bridge, c50 Redwing, 4 Lesser Redpolls South Meadow, Water_Rail hiding or shy (Green Grandad)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w still Serpentine betw Diana Memorial reedbed & bridge, Cetti's Warbler still Long Water west side brambles c80m north of bridge (Des McKenzie via Twitter); Tawny Owl in the usual tree, 4 Mandarin 2m 2f on Long Water by Peter Pan. (Nigel Thomas).
  • Laleham Farm: Buzzard (David Combes)
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre: 1 Little Egret, also 1 Egyptian Goose (Fyfe Hutchins)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, Bittern, 2 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 6 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, mating pr Peregrine Falcon (public site) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 8 Snipe, 33 Meadow Pipit, 65 Jackdaw, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, numerous Redwing & Fieldfare, 3 Stock Dove & 5 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: c12 Redwing Hill playing-fields area 49, 13+ House Sparrow fr St Mark's Br a27 - site-high for obs'r (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Firecrest heard singing at dawn by gates to Pen Pond Plantation (S.Read per J.Wilczur)
  • St James's Park: Great Black-backed Gull on Pelican_Rocks, Grey Wagtail and drake Ruddy Duck (Frank Nugent); 2 Egyptian Goose pair with 4 goslings still surviving despite recent rain & cold, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 65 Carrion Crow (Matt Reed).
  • Sidcup (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, 9 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 2 Redwing, 4+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Canada Geese heard am, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: Woodcock in NW corner near reedy pond mid-aft (Roger Morton)
  • Staines Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe in northeast cnr of N basin with Black-necked Grebe, also 6 Shelduck, Scaup, Great Northern Diver, Oystercatcher, Redshank (Dominic Pia via Twitter); 6 Black-necked Grebe, ad Mediterranean Gull (Surrey BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: pr Teal, 71 Tufted Duck, fem Kestrel, juv Gt Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Tate Modern: 2 Peregrines on chimney (John Colmans)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: male Firecrest still (RBA)
  • Trent Park: imm Red Kite SW low over Ride Wood & lower lake 15:35 hrs, Woodcock (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: m Pintail briefly main pit 1045, c200 Lapwing, 8+ Tree Sparrow, c10 Fieldfare, Red Kite. (Steve Blake/Simon West)
  • Vauxhall Bridge: Caspian_Gull 3w north bank (Lars Akesson via Twitter) reidentified fr pica as Herring Gull
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 fem Bullfinch near silos/filterbed (Jamie Partridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Shoveler, Gadwall, f Pochard, Little Grebe, 4 Mistle Thrush (1 singing), 5 Song Thrush (3 singing), displaying Greenfinch, singing Chaffinch, 5 Linnet, 3 Skylark (2 singing) (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Bridge: Kestrel, 2 Long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl in hawthorn hedge 12.30 am, Common Buzzard over, single Lesser Redpoll on feeders, 2 Nuthatch, Harris Hawk with large Corvid audience in attendance outback, as was a Firecrest. (Ken Murray)
  • Wraysbury GPs: Wraysbury 1 lake- 4 Smew 2m 2f, 2 Goosander (Thomas Gibson)

Monday 23rd February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Nuthatches small deer enclosure, Goldcrest by reservoir east viewing platform, Canada Goose diving underwater for several seconds at a time on boating lake, 1m Shoveler also on lake, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 5-6+ Redwing deer enclosure. (Greg Smith)
  • Amwell GP: 2 Smew m rh from gladwin hide (BirdGuides)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Colney Heath: 88 Fieldfare, 2 Tree Sparrow horse paddock (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Hampstead Heath: Mediterranean Gull on model boating pond at 3pm (Reuben Braddock); Little Egret on Extension near Wildwood Rd (Guest)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Great Black-backed Gull 3cy Long Water, m Scaup 1w and Cetti's Warbler still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Firecrest h, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Goldcrest (1 singing), Grey Wagtail, Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1-2 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
  • North Finchley: high road- Buzzard mobbed by corvids (Brian Dawton)
  • Pinner (Cannon Lane): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, Little Owl, Snipe, 2 Teal (one drake), 131 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Fieldfare & 4+ Redwing (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Peregrine, Ruff, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Bullfinch (Alan Shearman via Twitter)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Lapwing, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 7 Rook, 8 Teal, 3 Redwing, Fieldfare (John Colmans)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male still Sanctuary Wood 1225 (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: Water Rail (Pete Lowman)
  • Twickenham: Red-crested Pochard on the river opposite Eel Pie Island (Tony Leppard)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: c300 Lapwing, 8 Tree Sparrow, Red Kite, 3 Bullfinch. (Steve Blake)
  • Verulamium Park: 4 Little Egret N along R Ver 0700 (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 3f Bullfinches (1 quite pink in tone) in trees in front of filter bed silos. (Dan Barrett)
  • Woodford Bridge: Kestrel, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets (Alan Hobson).
  • Woodford Green: 4 Little Egret over (Ken Murray)

Sunday 22nd February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3m Shoveler (2 Tunnel Res 1 Wood Green Res), 20+ Redwing near Rose Garden (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Shelduck, 11 Redwing (Andrew Self); Shelduck off high at 11.40, 17 Pochard, 22 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, ad Great Black-backed Gull (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Pheasant, Kingfisher, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bury Farm: Please object to a planning application for an unwanted 18-hole golf course on the edge of Edgware that will destroy a beautiful site known for breeding Hobby, Lapwing, Red-legged Partridge, Skylark, Yellowhammer and Yellow Wagtail and for seasonal migrants such as Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat, Spotted Flycatcher and Ring Ouzel. Submit your comments now on Barnet Council’s website
  • Claybury Park: Pair of Nuthatches, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson)
  • Crossness: Yellow-legged Gull 2w, 2 Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Seal (John Archer)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Bullfinch in 2nd hedge Parliament Hill Fields (Frank Nugent).
  • Harefield UB9: 4 Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Little Egret all from private garden (W.Marks)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye m 2f (Herts BN twitter)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: f Goldeneye Mercers West Pit, 2 Raven SE over landfill (Ian Kehl & Gordon Hay via HSP blog)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Serpentine nr Diana Memorial reedbed, Cetti's Warbler Long Water west side brambles c80m north of bridge (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 3 Pintail, 1 Pheasant, 1 Redshank, 1 Redwing N, 2 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Maple Cross: 3 Red Kite, 7 Skylark, m Blackcap, 4 Redwing, 16 Yellowhammer field south of Chalfont Rd (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Moor Lane nr Rickmansworth: 2 Siskin on gdn fdr (Anna Marret via Herts BC)
  • Priest Hill: 5 Stonechat m 4f (Steve Thomas via Twitter)
  • Purley: Buzzard in tree on Croydon Lane (Roger Kennedy)
  • Richmond: Shelduck E (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Richmond Park: 5 Redwing, pr Stonechat (Neil Anderson); Kestrel male, Kingfisher (Upper Pen Pond), pair Stonechat (Lawn Field) (TWHV); Reed Bunting - Lawn Field, Kingfisher UPP, 15 Redwing with 3 Mistle Thrush LPP wood (Steve Woolfenden)
  • South Harrow: Blackcap f seen from home (Michael Robinson)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver showing well on South Basin, drake Scaup on North Basin, Water Pipit over west end of causeway, 1 Redshank, 5+ Lapwing (Stuart Fisher)
  • Stocker's Farm: f Stonechat (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, 75 Lapwing, 15 Snipe, Buzzard, 2m Stonechat, Jack Snipe, 4 Teal, Rook (Gordon Westley) Where in the Wood area can the snipe be seen? [John Fordham] (they're not in a public access area). Thanks, I can guess where you mean [JF]
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest and Chiffchaff in Sanctuary Wood (Nick Tanner via Twitter)
  • Uxbridge: 1 Grey Wagtail on Hale Hamilton factory, R Frays - also yesterday. Regular breeding site. (Roger Dewey)
  • Wanstead: Blackcap f on gdn fdr (Chris Legge)
  • Wanstead Park: Little Egret (Marco Johnson)
  • Watton at Stone: 70+ Linnet on ploughed fields off High Elms Ln (Nigel Denison via Herts BC)
  • Woodford New Road: Mill Plain - edge of Walthamstow Forest - Little Egret pecking in wet muddy main path near Gipsy Smith memorial stone (Patrick and Roberta Flynn)

Saturday 21st February 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: Barn Owl mobbed by Buzzard & pr Kestrel & 2 Mistle Thrush in field opp layby to Amwell walkway c1700 (Ryan Matthews via Herts BC twitter)
  • Belvedere (R Thames): 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercatcher (John Archer)
  • Bricket Wood: Raven feeding with c70 Jackdaws at Waterdales recycling plant at 5pm then N (Ian Bennell via Herts BC)
  • Crossness: Marsh Harrier female over Great Breech Lagoon then landed in reeds, Yellow-legged Gull 2w, Greenshank, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, c500 Dunlin, 100+ Lapwing, 14 Wigeon (John Archer)
  • Croydon: Peregrine over East Croydon station midday (Andy Cameron)
  • Danson Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Nuthatch, Jay, Jackdaw (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk in Ecology Park, 2 Redshank, 3 Teal 2m f, Oystercatcher on the Thames, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Grey Wagtail. (Richard Green)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w still Serpentine am, Cetti's Warbler still singing on west side of Long Water 0830 (Des McKenzie via Twitter); heard singing 3 times at c13:30 in same area (Stuart Fisher)
  • Kensal Green: male Sparrowhawk (Charlie Farrell)
  • Lea River (Bromley-by-Bow section): 15 Shelduck, 40-50 Teal, 3 Redshank, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Gadwall
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern showing well N shore main lake in flight (photo) & in SE corner of main lake, f Peregrine hunting over marsh & scrape & landed on causeway N of Peacock, 4 Reed Bunting incl 2 singing males, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Pintail m f, Shelduck (Martin Honey)
  • Osterley Park: 2 Coal Tit, Common Buzzard NE, Common Gull, 3 Cormorant, 4 Egyptian Goose, 22 Fieldfare, 7 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, 35+ Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, 2 Little Grebe, Little Owl, 4 Mandarin, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail, 55+ Redwing, 11+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 10 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Rainham Marshes: Caspian Gull 3w by concrete barges flew to tip 11.35 (Sean Huggins); Water Pipit (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Egyptian Goose pair with 4 goslings on small lake in Queen Mary's Gardens, 2 Coot making nests. (Matt Reed)
  • Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler, Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit - Lawn Field, pair Stonechat North of LPP (Steve Woolfenden); Red Kite N (S.Read per J.Wilczur)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Red Kite over car park (RSPB blog)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: drake Pintail in relief channel 1005hrs (Neville Smith).
  • Sidcup DA15 (Penhill Park): Peregrine on pylon to south, another (male I think) on next pylon to south eating a pigeon-sized bird (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA14 (Waring Park): Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Greylag Goose low SW (year-1st), male Blackcap, Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Marsh Harrier, 75 Lapwing, 45 Redshank, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 4 Turnstone, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, Stonechat, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff & Bearded Tits heard (Andrew Self)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest seen am and still roving widely between Sanctuary Wood and Monument Glade loosely associated with Long-tailed Tit flock (Andy Cameron)
  • Tyttenhanger Farm: 3 Red Kite, 10+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Bullfinch (Twitter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 9 Linnet, Shoveler, m Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Nick Croft/James Heal)
  • Wanstead Park: 183 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, 2 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (James Heal), Woodcock by Roding, 1-2 Water Rail, Teal, 26 Gadwall, 2 female Shoveler, 2 Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, 2 trilling Little Grebe, 4 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, 2 calling Goldcrest (Nick Croft)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 19 Avocet, c200 Dunlin (Andrew Self)

Friday 20th February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: pair Shoveler Tunnel Res, Common Snipe from 1st platform along edge of Wood Green Res 1730 the 1st this winter (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Pheasant (Conrad Ellam)
  • Colney Heath: 4 Red Kite (Steve Blake/Ann Lee via Herts BC)
  • Dartmouth Park, NW5: Little Egret NW towards Hampstead Heath (Highgate Ponds area) 0800 (Tim Blackburn)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Geese on deck S of lake (very rare on site but probably daily over), 3+ Gadwall, 14+ Tufted Duck, 4+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: rh Smew still Mercer's Lk (BirdGuides); 2 Little Egret, Red Kite (Jed Cleeters via HSP blog)
  • Hyde Park: m Scaup 1w still on Serpentine next to Diana Memorial reedbed 0820 (BirdGuides)
  • Kensington Gardens: Great Black-backed Gull 1w Long Water 0910, singing Cetti's Warbler in scrub just east of Chamberlain's Piece c0900 (Regent's Pk Birds blog & twitter); still singing 12:15-13:00, Curlew over 1300 (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Lewisham: Peregrine on top window ledge of Citibank tower 9.30 am (Sue Gore via Tom Moulton)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 3 Pintail, Redshank, 16 Snipe (WWT website); also 2 Bittern, Stonechat pair, 6+ Reed Bunting (Nick S)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Jackdaw over, 4+ Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • North Sheen Rec: Tawny Owl 2100 (Peter Hart)
  • Peckham Rye SE15: Female Sparrowhawk attacking a pigeon on Holly Grove 12pm (J.Limb)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Little Owls in edge of wood below White Lodge 1730 (TWHV)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Green Sandpiper draper scrape (RSPB via Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup, 64 Goldeneye, Great Northern Diver, 5 Black-necked Grebe, ad Mediterranean Gull (Surrey BC)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, m Blackcap, 14 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 45+ Lapwing, Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, Moorhen, Pheasant male (Dan Pinkham)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male still roving widely between Sanctuary Wood & Monument Glade loosely associated with Long-tailed Tit flock (Bob Watts with 3 other observers before me)
  • Trent Park: Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mandarin, 3 Tufted Duck, Pochard. (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Scaup still present on East Warwick Reservoir, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Chiffchaff. (Stephen Harris)
  • Wembley: 3 Peregrine (Joe Taylor)
  • Wimbledon (Waterside Way): m Pheasant in grounds of industrial estate- 1st record here (Neil Anderson)
  • Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross: 12 Skylark, 10 Yellowhammer (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Little Egrets Beverley Brook floods (Bob Smith)

Thursday 19th February 2015 Edit

  • Bushy Park: 5 Teal, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 12 Meadow Pipits, Stonechat, 30 Redwings, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, pr Reed Buntings (Tony Duckett).
  • East Barnet: Little Egret low over my garden at 11.40am. (Pete Lowman)
  • Ewell Village: 1 male Blackcap, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 153 Black-headed Gull (Neil Batten).
  • Gallions Reach: Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwits. (Gary A James).
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Nuthatches by Bird Bridge also 2 Treecreepers, 1 Coal Tit (Steve Howey)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: rh Smew still Mercer's Lk (BirdGuides)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Scaup on Serpentine hiding behind reeds next to Lido Cafe, Tawny Owl in usual spot (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Bittern, 3 Pintail, 13 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 44 Cormorant (WWT website)
  • M4/A312 J3: Red Kite (D. Briggs)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl (Bob Smith)
  • Petts Wood: male Pheasant, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, 6+ Goldcrest (but no Firecrests today - almost as noteworthy as finding some), Treecreeper, Rook, Siskin heard near first railway footbridge (Ian Stewart)
  • Rainham RSPB: Mediterranean Gull adult in near full summer plumage, Grey Wagtail, Peregrine & Oystercatcher at the stone barges, 50+ Golden Plover, 100+ Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Ringed Plover and 1 Ruff on the reserve (Alan Shearman)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret, Song Thrush, 3 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Scadbury Park: Grey Heron over, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, singing Song Thrush, 6+ Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2+ Jay, male Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): male Blackcap still, Coal Tit (year-1st), Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male still Sanctuary Wood 1245 before the rain closed in calling frequently & foraging & moving very perkily & not part of a flock (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: 3 Lesser Redpoll 1m 2f (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Peregrine Falcon, displaying Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 9 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 20+ Tufted Duck, Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Stock Dove (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Nuthatch, 5 Redwing (Chalet Wood), 25 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch, Kestrel (Nick Croft/DanHennessy)
  • Worcester Park: Beverley Brook Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 18th February 2015 Edit

  • Beddington SF: Female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming near 100 Acre Bridge 07:40 (James Hudson)
  • Bow Creek: 26 Redshank in high tide roost (John Archer)
  • Broadwater GP: Siberian Chiffchaff tristris, also 14 Chiffchaff collybita and 1 Chiffchaff abietinus along River Colne behind yacht club at north end of pit, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Kingfisher and an Oystercatcher on the tern raft. (John Edwards) Where is the best spot to view or hear the Siberian Chiffchaff? [Andy Cameron] Hi Andy. The Sib Chiffy is best viewed from the bank of the R Colne looking north in the willows over the river immediately behind the yacht club building. (TQ043902). Best access from the Black Jack's Mill area of the GU Canal towpath. (TQ044903). Good luck. [JE]
  • Crayford Marshes: 20+ Gadwall, 10+ Wigeon, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, Green Woodpecker, singing Skylark, Fieldfare, Jackdaw (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness: 30+ Wigeon, male Pheasant, female Marsh Harrier S 15.25, Oystercatcher, 60+ Lapwing, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Shelduck, 245 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck (John Archer)
  • Erith: Peregrine over town centre, 2 Oystercatcher and a Black-tailed Godwit by Thames near Corinthian Manorway (Ian Stewart)
  • Ferny Hill Farm, Enfield: 45 Mandarin Duck (Robin White per RM Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail by Bird Bridge, also 6+ Nuthatches, 3 Goldcrests, 2 Kestrels, 2 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, small flock of Redwings (Toni Piccolo)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe from public viewing platform Hogg Lane. (Steve Blake)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Little Egret, Red Kite W 1135 (Richard Perry via HSP blog)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: m Firecrest, m Sparrowhawk, 10 Gadwall on Hollow Pond, 2 Pochard, 11 Mute Swan on Eagle, 4 Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Bittern, 1 Shelduck, 3 Pintail, 9 Mandarin, 1 Redshank, 9 Snipe, 2 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Goldcrest, 5 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 1 Kingfisher very active at 0900 flying around the main beds & fishing briefly in the tiny pond - seen earlier fishing on the Old River Lea, also 1 Kestrel, 1 singing Goldcrest and 2+ Chiffchaff (1 singing) (Alastair Dent); Grey Wagtail on riverbank 1000 (Tony Jakeman)
  • Motspur Park: Peregrine Falcon on gasholder (Bob Smith)
  • Northala Fields, Northolt: 7 Egyptian Geese at 15.00 (Steve Dungey)
  • Rainham RSPB: Little Stint MDZ Pools pm (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: no sign Y-l Gull 0700, Jackdaw N c0900, another exodus of diving-ducks 1100; Nymphalidae sp butterfly too quick to ID (RPBirders)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: pr Teal, 3 Song Thrush (2 singing), 7 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • St James's Park: Jackdaw in a plane tree on the south side of the Lake by the Blue Bridge at 14:30 (first I've seen here) calling all the while, also drake Ruddy Duck and Great Black-backed Gull (Frank Nugent). 
  • Sidcup DA15: Common Buzzard over railway station 12.10 (Ian Stewart) 
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, male Blackcap for 29th day (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: 5 Shelduck, Scaup, Great Northern Diver, 4 Black-necked Grebe, Curlew, Mediterranean Gull (Surrey BC)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes: Pintail, m Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male still in Sanctuary Wood at lunchtime (Bob Watts)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 11 Common Snipe, c100 Lapwing, 2 Wigeon, 8 Tree Sparrow, 12 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, Buzzard, Kestrel. (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 30 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare on riding stables front paddock, Little Egret on back paddock, Stonechat on bomb crater field (Jon Agar)
  • West Drayton: 3 Buzzards over near Heathrow (Sue Giddens)
  • Woodlands Farm: Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Little Egrets on Beverley Brook floods (Bob Smith)

Tuesday 17th February 2015 Edit

  • Beckton Sewage Treatment Works: 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4-5 Chiffchaff, 33 Gadwall, Grey Wagtail singing, 28 Mallard, Oystercatcher, 35 Redshank, 12 Shelduck, 22 Shoveler, f Sparrowhawk, c400 Teal (Roding) (Peter Beckenham)
  • Canons Farm & Banstead Woods: 4+ Little Owl, 2m Stonechat, c40 Meadow Pipit incl 1st spring migrants, 3 Bullfinch, 8+ Yellowhammer (Duncan Jennings, Graham Cole & David Campbell via CF&BG blog)
  • East India Dock Basin: Kingfisher, 200 Teal, 24 Redshank - R Lea (Paul Hyland)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Meadow Pipit pair setting up territory in the Meantime Nursery - possibly the last year this species might nest in the area before it gets developed (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 White-fronted Goose in field nr gate next to Berwick Pond am (Lee Brown via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: Treecreeper working its way around the sheltered lagoon 11:45, Water Rail showing well for over 30 min (Sue Barry); 3 Pintail, Redshank, 10 Snipe, 2 Stonechat, m Brambling briefly at fdrs nr peacock_tower then NW (WWT website)
  • Lullingstone Villa: 5 Buzzard over, 2 Sparrowhawk, 60+ Fieldfare (Andy Meaton)
  • Mill Hill NW7: Female Blackcap (Steve Blake)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl (Bob Smith)
  • Rainham RSPB: Iceland Gull 2w again [same as y'day's 1w per HV?] - flew fr landfill to stone barges 1255 (BirdGuides); Ferry Lane - no sign of Iceland Gull 4.45-5.15pm (Low Tide), Common Sandpiper W of barges, 52 Dunlin off Ferry Lane South, 3 Meadow Pipit, 400+ Starling over fields adjacent A13 (Peter Beckenham)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: pr Shelduck nest-prospecting Bandstand Is area 7, wintering diving-ducks getting flighty - c50 Tufted Duck and c30 Pochard in air & may have left mid-am, Buzzard N 1650 yr-1st, pr Kestrel by Barrow Hill Res nestbox a48, ad Yellow-legged Gull yr-1st briefly among pre-dawn gathering of lge gulls on playing-fields a37 at 0700 then SW alone, Magpie nest-bldg, Redwing (RPBirders) 2 Whooper_swans on main lake in Regent's Park, are these part of the collection ? Don't think I've ever seen them before. Y- free-flying coll'n birds & there's no documented record of a wild one here [RPB]
  • St James's Park: No sign of the much loved Kingfisher (here since at least 1st September '14) since 6th February (Frank Nugent).
  • Staines Moor / King George VI Res: Red Kite SW over res 1400 (Peter Charles and Keith Cutting)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 20 Goldeneye (Peter Charles and Keith Cutting)
  • Stave Hill Ecological Park: Grey Wagtail (John Cadera)
  • Swanley Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 32 Canada, 2 Coot, 15 Moorhen, Redwing (Andy Meaton)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 10 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 40+ Lapwing, 3 Fieldfare, Pheasant m (Dan Pinkham)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: male Firecrest calling incessantly & singing occasionally Sanctuary Wood 1310 but not in a flock (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: Water Rail still present NW end of lower lake but elusive, 3 Pochard, 6 Mandarin, Common Buzzard. (Pete Lowman); Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Redwing, 12 Linnet, 4 Lesser Redpoll feeding in birch, female Bullfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Kingfisher, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dan Barrett)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: High Maynard at dusk - 4 Goldeneye m 3f - male starting to display, 2 Common Sandpipers (Quentin Given).
  • Wanstead Flats: 6-8 Skylark (including displaying birds), Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 20+ Linnet, Redwing, Fieldfare, 10 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Dan Hennessy)
  • Watercress LNR nr St Albans: Water Rail, 30+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Steele via Twitter)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Little Egrets - one Beverley Brook other fields (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 6 Stock Dove, 10 Jackdaw, Fieldfare, Bullfinch briefly (Twitter)

Monday 16th February 2015 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Cormorant, Mandarin, 2 Peregrine, Pheasant, 2 Blackcap m & f, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Skylark north mid morning, 8 House Sparrows (Joe Beale)
  • Lewisham: town centre- m Kingfisher (Joe Beale).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 9 Mandarin, 1 Redshank, 5 Snipe, 13 Common Gull, 30 Redwing N, 2 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 3 male Shoveler and 1 male Teal on flooded scrape (Smith's Farm) (Martin Smith)
  • Rainham RSPB: Iceland Gull 1w (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Lnd facebook)
  • River Lea: Pr Egyptian Geese with 2 goslings by railway bridge at Markfield Park (Quentin Given).
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2pr, 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • St James's Park: pair adult Great Black-backed Gull, pair Egyptian Goose & 4 goslings (Andrew Self)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Coot over calling c20.30 (year-1st), male Blackcap (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Teal, Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler singing frequently, Chiffchaff singing, 2 Grey Wagtail (TeRNS)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Mandarin, 7 Teal, Cormorant, c25 Redwing, c10 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, many singing Song Thrushes. (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Avocet Main Pit on spit 1610 (BirdGuides)

Sunday 15th February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: belated WEBS count- Water Rail (Conservation Pond), 3 Egyptian Geese flew in from south (Wood Green Res), 5 Shoveler (3m 2f also WGR), 88 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 70 Mallard plus 4 hybrids, 2 Aylesbury, 27 Canada Goose, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 40 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 4 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 435 Black-headed Gulls, 31 Common Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, also 30 Redwing (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 33 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Skylark over (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall); Kingfisher (Andrew Haynes).
  • Crossness: 1 Greenshank, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Chiffchaff (John Archer)
  • East India Docks: 3 Egyptian Geese, c230 Teal (Alan Hobson).
  • Epping Forest: R Ching just north of Whitehall Rd border of Chingford & Woodford- Little Egret 2:45 p.m standing in the river was disturbed flew into a tree where it was viewed directly before it flew back down to the river (Patrick & Roberta Flynn)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Bullfinch from first light (still there at noon) again in trees & brambles around bench dedicated to John & Daisy Remfry opp running track, same or 2 different birds in garden opp bottom of Hedge 1, Water Rail feeding openly at Bird Bridge 08:30-09:15 (Frank Nugent).
  • High Elms CP: 12 Bullfinches (Michael Simmons)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Glaucous Gull 2w E 0735 (BirdGuides)
  • Kingston Canbury Gardens: Red Kite W over Thames 1630 mobbed by gulls (P & S Pentek)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Shelduck, 3 Pintail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Reed Bunting, also 1 Hedgehog (WWT website)
  • Moor Mead, St Margarets TW1: 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwings, 1 Tawny Owl h (R Bell).
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck, m Pintail, Dunlin, c400 Lapwing, c12 Fieldfare (Stuart Harrison via RSPB blog)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 9 Teal, Buzzard, displaying pr Kestrel, c50 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 6 Stock Dove, Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 8 singing Song Thrush, pr Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 15+ Jackdaw, singing Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest at 1300 rather mobile between Monument Glade & Poplar Wood (Alastair Dent)
  • Valentines Park: Mediterranean Gull still (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: imm m Scaup on East Warwick 12pm, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Egyptian Geese, Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting with chaffinch flock in weedy scrub by EW, 4 Shelduck (Peter Beckenham); West Warwick- female Scaup (and second male seen earlier), 2 Stonechat, Wigeon, 4 Goldeneye; No5- 3 Goldeneye & 1 Common Sandpiper; Lockwood- 2 Goldeneye but no sign of male Scaup (David Bradshaw)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: Waders leaving roost at around 11:45am- 1 Oystercatcher, 68 Avocet, 8 Lapwing, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 250 Redshank, 4 Turnstone nearby on riverfront at Grays.  (Stephen Harris)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 8 Teal, 2 Kestrel, 17 Snipe, singing Skylark, 6 singing Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, m Bullfinch (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 14th February 2015 Edit

  • Amwell GP: m Smew still fr gladwin hide (BirdGuides)
  • Bentley Priory: 2 Teal (one drake), Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Jackdaw & Redwing (Jon Ridge)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 33 Snipe, 2 Water Rails calling (Andrew Verrall, John Gravatt).
  • Fulham Reach: Red Kite low over S at 8:10am just inside Inner London (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail at its best - washing vigorously before climbing atop the reeds to preen then feeding openly in the stream at Bird Bridge c11:00-11:30, 14 Lesser Redpoll in birches at South Meadow, c50 Redwing mainly 2nd Hedge & South Meadow (Frank Nugent).
  • Kensington Gardens: Tawny Owl, Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker, Scaup still on Round Pond (John & Janet Cadera)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 3 Pintail m 2f, 9 Common Snipe, singing Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat m f, f Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeders, Shelduck (Martin Honey)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl, 60 Redwings (Bill Reid per Bob Smith)
  • Pinner Memorial Park: 1 Mistle Thrush territorially singing, c20 Redwings, 1 Water Rail - is this a first for the site - briefly probing openly in soggy grass c10m below pond (Derek Peters)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Shoveler (one drake), 118 Redwing, 13 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush & 5 Grey Heron, later- Tawny Owl at 19:43 (Jon Ridge).
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 4 Teal 2pr, Kestrel (Malcolm HIbberd).
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Song Thrush singing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit (John Cadera)
  • Staines Moor: 2+ Water Pipit (Colne), 1-2 Tawny Owl (Bonehead Ditch - 4th site record & another calling from Stanwell Moor), 2 Goosander m f, 3+ Woodcock (after dark), 7-8 Jack Snipe, 11 Common Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 3+ Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Bonehead Ditch), 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail (heard), 5 Fieldfare, 11 Linnet, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Teal, and 1 Roe Deer (after dark) (Lee Dingain); Barnacle Goose N over (Chris Lamsdell).
  • Stanwell Moor: Barnacle Goose (flew N & also over Staines Moor), 2 Jack Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Buzzard (C Lamsdell); 2 Tawny Owl heard (1 same as 1 of the Staines Moor birds) (Lee Dingain).
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 45 Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 10 Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tit heard, 2 Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit, Great Crested Grebe on Thames (Andrew Self)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 displaying Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 14 Linnet, Common Snipe, Sparrowhawk (Bob Vaughan/Josh Selfe)
  • Wanstead Park: Woodcock, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Josh Selfe/Bob Vaughan)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 41 Avocet (Andrew Self)

Friday 13th February 2015 Edit

  • Bow Creek: 4 Shelduck, 2 Common Sandpiper (James Palmer); just one Common Sandpiper for me c11.30, 2 Redshank, Grey Wagtail (Ian Stewart)
  • Braeburn Park, Crayford: Common Buzzard over at 4.10pm (Peter Beckenham)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam); Pheasant seen by Tony, Kestrel over towards St Johns station 10.12 (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: 3 Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 171 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 10 Cormorant (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield Road, EN2: Mistle Thrush carrying moss (Robert Callf)
  • Gallions Reach: 6 Shoveler, 3 Curlew, 4 Snipe, 10 Linnet (James Palmer)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Glaucous Gull 2w 1650 (BirdGuides)
  • Kensington Gardens: Scaup 1st winter drake still present on the Round Pond (Tony Duckett).
  • King George V Res: 20+ Goldeneye, 2 Goosanders pr, 30+ Redwing (Quentin Given)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1+ Bittern, Redshank, pr Stonechat, Sparrowhawk, Shellduck, 3 Pintail, Kestral, 4+ Snipe (Nick S)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret, 4 Teal 2pr, f Sparrowhawk, 2 Song Thrush singing (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, male Blackcap, Redwing, Cormorant high N (Ian Stewart)
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • Tower Bridge: Grey Wagtail f on Tooley Street rooftops (G Sutton)
  • Trent Park: Water Rail on mud and grass by lower lake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker female (Robert Callf)
  • William Girling Res: 50+ Goosanders, 1 Peregrine flying low over water (Quentin Given)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook (Bob Smith)

Thursday 12th February 2015 Edit

  • Bentley Priory: 2 Teal m f, Little Egret & Little Grebe - 41 species recorded (Peter Elton, Richard Francis).
  • Ealing (W13): Male Blackcap trapped & ringed in garden this morning - 5th this winter (Bill Haines)
  • Horton GP: Buzzard, 64 Mute Swan, 292 Gadwall, 8 Red-crested Pochard 5m 3f (C Lamsdell)
  • Iver Heath: 2 Blackcap m f - male ringed carrying fat score of 5 (C Lamsdell)
  • Kensington Gardens: Tawny Owl showing well in his usual spot, Scaup still on Round Pond, Song Thrush, c30 Egyptian Geese, 4+ Ring-necked Parakeets (Alan Hobson); Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, pair Mandarin Duck on Long Water (John Cadera)
  • Kentish Town: 2m Blackcaps Arctic Street 11am, feeding on Myrtus communis berries (Pete Mantle)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: m Firecrest, c10 Lesser Redpoll, singing Mistle Thrush, c5 Song Thrush, 10 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 55 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern (one on N shore ML from Dulverton & one close to Headley hide), 3 Pintail m 2f on ML, 7 Common Snipe on GM and f Pheasant on E bund, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat on GM (Martin Honey)
  • North Finchley: 2 Fieldfare over (John Colmans)
  • Osterley Park: Greylag, 6 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 30 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, Buzzard, Lapwing, Kingfisher, 8 Mistle Thrush, several singing Song Thrush, 100+ Redwing, 50+ Fieldfare - 48 species in all (Alex Massey)
  • Pinner (Grove Avenue Estate): 26 Redwing, Green Woodpecker & Nuthatch (Jon Ridge).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 3 Mute Swan west at 14:42, 8 Snipe, 264 Redwing, 23 Fieldfare, 8 Mistle Thrush, 57 Jackdaw, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Grey Heron & 8 Canada Goose (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Spotted Redshank, Tawny Owl h (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Ldn facebook)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): Firecrest in wooded area between Oakley Park and Sidcup Golf Course, 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose NE, 31 Canada Geese, Egyptian Goose, 4 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Peregrine E, 2 Collared Dove, 5+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6+ Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Jays, 4 Jackdaw S (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap in garden still, 3 Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Southwark: Dusky Warbler reported December 25th in Bramble at junction on Marshalsea & Quilp Roads then flew to Cathedral Primary School (Bob Watts per visiting Nort Norfolk birder with experience of the species)
  • Southwark Park: Sparrowhawk at 09:25 (John Cadera)
  • Staines Moor: Little Egret, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Water Pipit, 9 Stonechat (C Lamsdell)
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Little Egret, Water Rail (C Lamsdell)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Little Egret, 2 Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest male still Poplar Wood 1230 calling incessantly (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: 3 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, Water Rail still present in same area by lower lake devouring earthworms, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker f, 4 Siskin, Bullfinch (Robert Callf/Robin White); Water Rail and 2 Goosander still present c16:00-16:30, also 11 Mandarin, 15 Goldfinch in the Water Garden. (Pete Lowman).
  • Victoria Park: 11 Red-crested Pochard 8m 3f, 10 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, c30 Pochard, c70 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Greylag x Canada hybrid (John Archer)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Skylark, 14 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Kestrel (Nick Croft)

Wednesday 11th February 2015 Edit

  • Black Park: 15 Mandarin 12m, Buzzard (C Lamsdell)
  • Foots Cray: Little Egret in flooded field by Edgington Way, male Gadwall on lake opposite (Ian Stewart).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, 23 Tufted Duck, 2+ Little Grebe, Kestrel, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, 9 Linnet (Ian Stewart). Hi Ian, just wondered if you ever bird in Joydens Wood and if so whether it throws much up?  Best wishes Andrew. Hi Andrew, I dont do Joydens Wood too often - just one visit this year with highlights of a Siskin and 15+ Redpoll but the area looks good for Crossbills in irruption years and most woodland species can be found. I had LSW in adjoining Chalk Wood back in 2011 & I believe Common Buzzard breeds in the area [IS]. Many thanks, yes good mixed habitat there, it is on the agenda to pay it a visit. Best Andrew
  • Hermitage Basin Wapping: 2 Shoveler m f (Mark Baynes)
  • Hilly Fields: male Sparrowhawk in garden bordering the park (Tom Moulton via Keith Ward)
  • Iver Heath: 2 Blackcap m f (C Lamsdell)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still (Ralph Hancock's blog).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 1 Shelduck, 1 Snipe, 2 Stonechat (WWT website); 3 Pintail, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Martin Twycross)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 10 Redwing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Blackcap, 2 mating Peregrine Falcon on hospital (public site) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Owl, 9 Snipe, Kestrel, 23 Meadow Pipit, 181 Redwing, 62 Fieldfare, 7 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 45 Jackdaw, 8 Stock Dove & 7 Canada Goose (Jon Ridge).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): male Blackcap still, Green Woodpecker, 12 Canada Geese NE c5pm, singing Song Thrush (Ian Stewart).
  • Trent Park: Water Rail on mud & grass by lower lake 09:34-09:38 - pulled up an earthworm, Woodcock, 5 Bullfinch 2m 3f (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Wanstead Flats: 11 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 39 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Whitton: Lesser Redpoll on the niger feeder in my garden in Rydal Gardens (Tony Leppard)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Nuthatches, Redwing, 2 Jays, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Goldcrest, c4 Ring-necked Parakeets (Alan Hobson).
  • Wraysbury GPs: 3 Goosander, 11 Goldeneye, 5 Gadwall (Thomas Gibson)

Tuesday 10th February 2015 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: Linnet over dam at 15.30 (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: 1 female Stonechat, 21 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Pied Wagtail (John Cadera)
  • Crossness Nature Reserve: 1 imm Marsh Harrier hunting along lagoon c1230, flock of 18+ Chaffinch, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Gadwall, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 4 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit over, Pochard, 5+ Reed Bunting, 21 Shoveler, 2 Song Thrush, 17 Teal (Southern Marsh), 20 Wigeon (Peter Beckenham)
  • Danson Park: 5 Mute Swan, 6 Greylags, 80 Canada Geese, 3 Egyptian Geese, male Tufted Duck, 2+ Little Grebe, Water Rail showed well from 'bridge' by nature area, Ring-necked Parakeets for roost, 3 Pied Wagtail, singing Song Thrush (Ian Stewart)
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck, 26 Tufted Duck, 45 Teal (John Archer)
  • Esher (A3 jn): Barnacle Goose S at 8:38 (Lee Dingain).
  • Ewell Village: 1 Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove at the Lower Mill (Neil Batten)
  • Finsbury Park: Mandarin, Fieldfare (James Palmer)
  • Kempton Nature Reserve: Water Rail (Martin Twycross)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond again (Ralph Hancock's blog).
  • Mayflower Park: Green Sandpiper (Bob Smith)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Owl, 60 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Olympic Park: 20 Meadow Pipit, 12 Fieldfare (James Palmer)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 9 Snipe, Little Egret, 2 Shoveler (one drake), 56 Fieldfare, 47 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 22 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 56 Jackdaw, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Canada Goose & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Redwing, male Blackcap (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, Scaup (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 1 Kestrel low SE over Bradstock Road 09:00 (Neil Batten)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest still Monument Glade (RBA)
  • Trent Park: pr Goosander, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Mandarin, Kestrel, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Ring-necked Parakeets, 30 Black-headed Gull (Pete Lowman).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Little Egret W over Hog Hill 15:00 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Snipe in flight over reedbed, 3 Little Grebe on river, 1 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10+ Chaffinch, 4+ House Sparrow, c40 Starling (Michael Rank).
  • Wanstead Flats: 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Skylark, 22 Linnet, singing Chaffinch, Goldcrest, 3 Mistle Thrush, singing Song Thrushes, 14 Gadwall, 13 Shoveler, 5 Common Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel (Nick Croft)

Monday 9th February 2015 Edit

  • Barnes Cray: Common Buzzard over Stanham marshes/ river Cray 13.38 mobbed by Crows and Parakeet (Ian Stewart)
  • Bentley Priory: Tawny Owl calling loudly in broad daylight 13:05 (Richard Francis).
  • Canary Wharf: Great Crested Grebe with chick on basin south of Heron Quays - looked about a third the size of the adults but still downy so perhaps hatched around early to mid January (Nick Croft)
  • Church Street, Enfield Town: Green Woodpecker went to roost in hole in London Plane at 16:57 hrs, 3 Greenfinch went to roost 16:50 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Raven over (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Ldn facebook)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank still around saltings near Erith yacht club, 10+ Gadwall, 10 Wigeon, Pheasant, Little Egret, 10+ Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper (Cray Creek), 2 Common Sandpiper (Darent Creek), 50+ Redshank, Common Snipe (landfill), Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, 2 Fieldfare, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Rook S (Ian Stewart)
  • Danson Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, 3+ Little Grebe, Black-headed Gull with left leg yellow ring 2HKP (Ian Stewart)
  • Erith Reach: ad Caspian Gull off end of Corinthian Manorway, 2 Raven over Wennington landfill, 6+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Redshank (Ian Stewart)
  • Foots Cray: Little Owl heard over Tesco c02.15 (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail next to Bird Bridge, Siskin near Bird Sanctuary Pond (James Palmer)
  • Knighton Woods: 1 Treecreeper, 2 Mandarin Duck, 12+ Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 2 Shelduck, 45 Teal, 104 Lapwing, 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Raven E, 2 Common Chiffchaff (Simon Papps)
  • Lea Valley Riding School: 20+ Redwing front paddock 16:00 (Sue Barry)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Bittern, 165 Tufted Duck, 2 Pintail (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir LNR: 4 Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Jackdaw at probable nest site, 3 Pochard, 9+ Ring-necked Parakeet, Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: mixed flock flitting along banks of River Lea incl 6+ Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest, 6 Little Grebes swimming together 14:45 onwards (Sue Barry)
  • Primrose Hill: Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing (T Engelmore)
  • Richmond Park: pr Stonechat, 3 Redwing, Treecreeper, 7 Mandarin, 7 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose (James Massey)
  • River Pool Linear Park: 4 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest (Paul Moss) Have been walking this path for years and have never seen Bullfinch - roughly what area are they in? [Dave Burt] They are usually around the disused allotments, where 2 fields meet near the Bellingham end. Paul has been seeing them regularly in that area for the last 3 years [Paul Moss via John Archer] Thanks for your help PM & JA, Will have a better look next time [Dave Burt]
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap still in garden (Ian Stewart)
  • Snaresbrook: 2 Lesser Redpoll over (Stuart Fisher)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Cetti's Warbler singing a.m. East basin (DM per TeRNS)
  • Swanley Park: 7 Shoveler (4m 3f), 2 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 15 Herring Gull, 10 Common Gull, 130 Black-headed Gull (Andy Meaton)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetey Park: male Firecrest showed superbly in Sanctuary Wood with Long-tailed Tit flock calling & occasionally singing in the spring-like sun 1240 immediately south of war memorial & Soanes centre (Bob Watts)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard (Pete Lowman).
  • Wanstead Park: cleared area behind Temple- 2 Goldcrest drinking from Tractor puddle 4.00 (G.Gram)
  • Woodford Green: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker m in forest behind Forest Road, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Woodlands Farm: 4 Bullfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Redwing, Sparrowhawk (Conrad Ellam)
  • Worcester Park: Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker all over The Hamptons, Little Egret on Beverley Brook (two there several days last week) (Simon Osborn)

Sunday 8th February 2015 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail, 27 Snipe, Greylag Goose, Reed Bunting (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall
  • Gallions Reach: Shoveler, 63 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher. (Gary A James & Paul Davis)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Redshank, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Conrad Ellam et al)
  • Gutteridge Wood: Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker pair, 40 Lapwing in churned up horse paddock South of the wood (Nigel Dodd)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Buzzard the first over from 11:15 the other from 11:45 both SW then W (my first here since Oct 11th 2014), Water Rail showing very well next to Bird Bridge, Kingfisher at Mixed Pond (Frank Nugent). Hi Frank, where exactly does the Water Rail favour near Bird Bridge? Where do you view it from? - Charlie. Hello Charlie. I wait on the Bridge itself. The Rail can be on either side & not especially favouring any one area. If elusive it's sometimes worth checking right at the very back of the stream north of the Bridge but more often than not this is a very obliging individual, feeding openly next to or not far from the Bridge or the edge of the reeds. Hope that this helps [Frank].
  • Hyde Park: the 1st-winter male Scaup on the Serpentine near Diana Memorial reedbed early pm. (Joe Beale) Did you get any photos Joe ? Ralph & myself scanned the Serpentine in vain today [W.Marks] Hi yes I got some record shots. It was with some Tufteds & showed fairly well diving & preening although never coming close to shore. Last seen swimming away from that area (east I think) towards where the pedal boats are. [JB]
  • Kensington Gardens: 20+ Shoveler feeding communally, also 2 Nuthatches and 1 Tawny Owl briefly appeared in its tree (Joe Beale); 3+ Coal Tit and Little Owl (W.Marks)
  • King George V Res: 32 Goosander, 8 Wigeon, Caspian Gull 2w in roost (I Lycett)
  • Lea Valley Riding School 15+ Redwing in tree in front paddock 4:15 (Sue Barry)
  • London Wetland Centre: WeBS count highlights- 50 Shoveler, 155 Tufted Duck, 3 Pintail, 23 Mandarin, 2 Bittern, 3 Snipe, 7 Common Gull, 118 Black-headed Gull, also 1 Pheasant, 2 Stonechat (WWT website); Water Rail, Reed Bunting (Dulverton, B & J Francik)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 5 Chiffchaff flitting along the River Lea bank 3:30 (Sue Barry)
  • Mill Hill Cemetery: Please sign a petition to protect a threatened wildlife site on Green Belt land, and/or comment on the planning application on Barnet Council’s website.
  • Moor Mead, St Margarets TW1: 4 Mistle Thrush, 22 Redwings (R Bell).
  • Osterley Park: Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe in courtship display, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 24+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, Kingfisher on middle lake, Little Grebe, Little Owl, 14 Mandarin, 6 Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch nest prospecting, Pied Wagtail, 41+ Redwing, 9+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 8 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: alongide reedbedss in North section near Velodrome- Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit (Dave Timms).
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret, Song Thrush singing, 4 Long-tailed Tit (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Mandarin and Caspian Gull gadwall_hide (RSPB blog)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker inc 3+ drumming to each other, 15+ Redwing, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk nearby in The Hollies (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Peregrine, male Blackcap (Ian Stewart).
  • Ten Acre Wood area; Nuthatch, Buzzard, Kestrel, 17 Teal, Little Egret, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Meadow Pipit (Nigel Dodd)
  • Thames (Putney-Barnes Bridges): WeBS highlights- 284 Mallard, 265 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 155 Herring Gull, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull (Neil Anderson)
  • Tottenham Hale: Peregrine sat on large building next to the railway station at 15:00 (Andy Cameron)
  • Trent Park: 4 Goosander 2m 2f lower lake (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Upshire / Cobbins Brook: 2 Ravens, 40 Linnet, 6+ Buzzards, Kestrel, 50 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare (A Middleton, H Bantock)
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    Egyptian Goose family, Valentines Park

    Valentines Park: Kingfisher, Mediterannean Gull (Valentino - Valentines Park's annual visitor), pair of Egyptian Geese with 10 ducklings (seems very early), pair of Grey Herons building their nest, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Great Tits, female Pochard, several Moorhens and Coots, 7 Mute Swans 2ad 5juv on Boating Lake, 2 Mute Swans on Fish Pond, Robin (Mick Charles).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 7 Redpoll sp over, 2f Bullfinch, 7+ Yellowhammer, 9 Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 6 Goldeneye 3m 2f on Lockwood & m on High Maynard, Common Buzzard West at 13:00, also 1 Water Rail on bank of River Lea opposite Armadale Close (balcony tick) (Quentin Given); Lockwood- male Scaup, East Warwick- 3 Scaup 2 imm m & f, West Warwick- Wigeon, 4 Goldeneye, No 5- 3 Goldeneye and 1 Lapwing on filter beds through the fence (Pete Lambert, David Bradshaw)
  • William Girling Res: 7 Black-necked Grebes viewed from Mansfield Park (I Lycett)
  • Wraysbury GPs: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen in flight uttering typical call & briefly landed in private garden facing onto Wraysbury 1 Lake (Thomas Gibson)

Saturday 7th February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Water Rail NE corner Conservation Pond, 14 Fieldfare NE, Jackdaw (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail north marsh, 2 Egyptian Geese & Greylag Goose (Andrew Self); also several Water Rails calling, 16 Snipe, 3 Fieldfare over (Brentbirders).
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: 1 Little Egret, 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad 3w, 83 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 72 Shoveler, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Seal (John Archer)
  • Eltham: 1 Peregrine seen from the A2 heading towards Eltham Park North (Richard Green)
  • Ewell (Lower and Upper Mill): 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Gale)
  • Ewell Village: 239 Black-headed Gull (including french ringed bird FS70490), 1 Common Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch (Neil Batten)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Bullfinch and 2 Lesser Redpoll feeding together in a tree opp running track, c40 roving Redwing, Kingfisher at Hampstead 1 Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still (Ralph Hancock's blog).
  • Kilburn: Adult Feral Pigeon feeding just-fledged squab on Garlinge Road. (Matt Reed)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh: 3 Goosander, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton, Orient Way and Jubilee Park: Water Rail in Dagenham Brook, Blackcap (Jubilee Park), 2 Grey Wagtail, 18 Linnet, 5 Moorhen, Fieldfare, 5+ Greenfinch, 5 Stock Dove over, Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
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    Great Crested Grebes displaying, LWC

    London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail m 2f, 2 Water Rail, 12 Stock Dove, f Pheasant, 2 Stonechat m f, 2 Peregrine m f on Ch X Hospital, 2 Great Crested Grebe m f displaying (photo), Bittern showing poorly but very close to Headley Hide (Martin Honey)
  • Oakhill Park: Little Egret (James Palmer)
  • Pinner HA2 (Headstone Ln): 1 Rook roadside verge opposite & slightly north of Letchworth Arms pub on school side (Dan Pinkham)
  • Rainham RSPB: 11 Black-tailed Godwit (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Lnd facebook)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Little Egret resplendant in breeding plumage, Kingfisher, Song Thrush singing (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Egyptian Geese, Little Grebe, Peregrine, 25+ Redwing, 3+ Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Canada Goose over (year-1st), Peregrine, Redwing, male Blackcap, Jay (year-1st), Old Farm Park- 5+ Redwing (Ian Stewart).
  • Staines Res: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 4 Black-necked Grebe (all S basin), m Scaup (N basin), c8 Goldeneye, c200 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, Redshank, Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10+ Fieldfare (Neil Anderson & others)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: drake Teal, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe, Great Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail, f Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Tottenham Marshes: pair Stonechat on Clendish Marsh, 2 Chiffchaffs between allotments & Pymmes Brook (Quentin Given)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c90 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 3 Teal, Kestrel, Cormorant over, several Chaffinch in song (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 5 Snipe (Bombcrater field), pr Kestrel, f Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Adam Winstanley)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 9+ Snipe flushed from East bank of West Warwick, Wigeon, 3 Scaup (2 imm East Warwick & drake on Lockwood per David Bradshaw), Lapwing (high over East Warwick), f Stonechat (East Warwick), 2 Water Rail per David Bradshaw (Adam Winstanley); 2 Lapwing on Filter Beds Coppermill Lane, m Goldeneye displaying to 2f on No5 (Paul Whiteman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 10 Skylark, 22 Linnet, Reed Bunting, 2 Redwing, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, 17 Shoveler (Jub), 3 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Woodcock at dusk over Roding on Ilford golf course, c360 Gadwall, 4+ Shoveler, 2 Teal, 21+ Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, Redwing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/James Heal)
  • Woodford Green: Male Blackcap, Lesser Redpoll, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch and c12 Fieldfare going North my first sighting this year (Ken Murray)

Friday 6th February 2015 Edit

  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: Cormorant, 4 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 11 Common Gull 8 ad & 1 2nd-w & 2 1st-w, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: 15 Fieldfare over dam (Andrew Self)
  • Brunel University: Red Kite over Cowley Rd 08.30 (Alex Randall)
  • Crossness: Female Marsh Harrier seen over Paddocks from Eastern Way 11.45 (Richard Green)
  • Ewell (Hogsmill Open Space): 1 Water Rail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull, 1 Grey Heron (Neil Batten)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Five Arches area- Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 12 Gadwall 6pr, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (Ralph Todd)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still (Ralph Hancock's blog).
  • Lee Valley Country Park: Brent Goose (Waltham Marsh), 2 Goosander (Horsemill Stream beside Hall Marsh), Redpoll (Hooks Marsh), 2 Siskin (Seventy Acres Lake) (Simon Papps); 4+ Goosander 3 on Seventy Acres Lake (2m 1f) & 1 (m) on Halls Marsh Lake, m Pintail on Seventy Acres Lake, m Bullfinch nearby (Alastair Dent)
  • London Wetland Centre WWT: Bittern from Headley Hide at 11.15 (Dominic Mitchell); 2 Pintail, 15 Mandarin, 2 Bittern (R.Kaye)
  • Mile End: Merlin being chased by a Carrion Crow and Black-headed Gull East past the station at 08:15. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Muswell Hill: female Blackcap again on the cake feeder in my garden - first seen 25 January (Dominic Mitchell).
  • Oakwood Park: Common Buzzard over 13:35, male Green Woodpecker, male Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush (Robert Callf)
  • Richmond Park: Pen Ponds- Shoveler, 10+ Pochard, 5 Redwing, 1-2 Mistle Thrush (Barbara & Jarek Francik)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: pr Teal suddenly shyer than they have been (Malcolm Hibberd)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher am & fishing assiduously pm (Frank Nugent); I saw the Kingfisher at last this morning Frank showing very well low in that area behind the fountain - cheers for your tips (Will Rose)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: female Goosander, male Bullfinch (James Palmer)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 female Tufted Ducks, Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 10+ Redwing, Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, male Blackcap (Ian Stewart).
  • Staines (Truss's Island): pr Egyptian Goose with 8 goslings (C.Lamsdell)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 5 Pochard, Little Egret, Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting (TeRNS)
  • Sutcliffe Park: f Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Water Rail, 2 f Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, f Pochard, 2 Stock Dove (P Kite) 2 Common Snipe (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Firecrest still Monument Glade in holly though silent & not in flock so not surprising this is first sighting in four attempts this week (Bob Watts)
  • Waltham Marsh: Brent Goose (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Ldn facebook)
  • Whitewebbs Park: 64 Mandarin Duck (21 at Fish Pond & 43 at Wildwoods Lake) (James Palmer)
  • Woodford Green: Little Egret, Lesser Redpoll and Firecrest (Ken Murray).

Thursday 5th February 2015 Edit

  • Beckton Sewage Treatment Works: 3 Chiffchaff, 1-2 Green Sandpiper, c35 Linnet, Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk (Peter Beckenham)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: no sign Smew 08:00-09:00 (Keith Kerr via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: S bank (Neasden Rec) lunchtime- fem Peregrine over, 2 Lesser Redpoll, pr Goldcrest, Teal, Little Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Davey Leach).
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Pheasant, Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bury Lake: 121 Gadwall (C Lamsdell)
  • East India DLR: Black Redstart calling, but mobile, north side of DLR station, and around on buildings in Naval Row 1515-1600 (Francis Tusa)
  • Ewell Village: 2 Greylag low n. 9 Redwing, 2 Scandinavian style Blackbird, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 137 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Neil Batten).
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr displaying, drake Goosander flew SW 13:15 hrs, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Mandarin Duck 3m 3f, 13 Shoveler 8m 5f, male Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Highgate Woods: 2+ Firecrests pr feeding at waist height in extensive Holly scrub NE of cafe - spotted several times at different sites over 45 mins so poss'y more birds, also dozens of Redwings and Chaffinches feeding on leaf litter floor (Jonathan Cooke) Obs were between 11.00 and mid-day. Am currently having great difficulty inputting and editing to this Wiki with my particular browser. [JC]
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w still Round Pond; 2 adult Great Black-backed Gulls Long Water (Ralph Hancock blog).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Canada Geese, 3 Moorhen, 94+ Redwing, 8+ Fieldfare, 2 Dunnock, 5 Goldfinch, Song Thrush, 2 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker (Dan Pinkham)
  • Ravensbury Park: Siberian Chiffchaff still late-am (BirdGuides) TQ269678
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher showing well am, also Great Black-backed Gull and drake Ruddy Duck (Frank Nugent); Kingfisher, Little Grebe, 6+ Herring Gull 13:30 (James Hudson)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 3 Goldcrest, 2 Redwing (Bob Watts)
  • Wanstead Flats: 21 Linnet, 11 Shoveler, f Pochard, Common Snipe, 10 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, Great Black-backed Gull (Nick Croft); 18 Fieldfare north of SSSI, Common Buzzard (Tony Brown)

Wednesday 4th February 2015 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: drake Shoveler (Boating Pond), Great Crested Grebe (reservoir), Water Rail (2 Conservation Pond still), Green Woodpecker (1st platform by reservoir), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 deer enclosure & drumming male Conservation Wood), Fieldfare (1st platform), 3 Redwing (1 deer enclosure & 2 Conservation Wood), Goldcrest (Boating Pond) (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Amwell GP: Caspian Gull 1w very nr viewpoint (Jeff Bailey via Herts BC)
  • Beddington SF: Iceland Gull 2w (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: m Smew again on South Lake (Kevin Duncan via Twitter)
  • Braeburn Park, Crayford: 2+ Bullfinch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 2 Greylag Goose NW, 3 Redwing, Stock Dove over (Peter Beckenham)
  • Broadwater: Egyptian Goose N over R Colne, 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff still by Colne north bank nr sailing clubhouse (Bill Pegram via Herts BC)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: pr Peregrine Falcon mating (public site) (Nathalie Mahieu).
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    Black Redstart, Thames Path

    East India Dock Basin: Black Redstart f/1w on Thames Path c50m west of the Basin, 25 Cormorant on the pier including the Estonian-ringed bird, 357 Teal, 17 Shelduck, 29 Tufted Duck (John Archer).
  • Fairlop Waters: large flock of c150+ Lapwings flying above & around island in main boating lake 14:15pm before settling on & by island, pr Gadwall on Angling Pond, Boating Lake- 3 Shoveler, 2 Song Thrush, 10+ Goldfinches, 4 Robins, 2 Dunnocks, 4+ Tufted Ducks, Mallards, Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Blue Tit, Green Woodpecker h, Black-headed Gulls, c30 Woodpigeon in a tree, Carrion Crows, many Magpies (Mick Charles)
  • Finsbury Park: Redwing (D Painter)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Goldcrest in bushes near red bridge at 0830, Chiffchaff singing briefly nearby (Alastair Dent)
  • Home Park, Hampton Court: 233 Coot, 17 Wigeon, 2 Mistle Thrush. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 79 Egyptian Goose, 2m Red-crested Pochard, m Scaup 1w still Round Pond, Little Grebe, c600 Black-headed Gull, 150+ Common Gull, Tawny Owl, Grey Wagtail (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 4 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 3 Goldcrest 1 singing, 1 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel (Jan Dobbie)
  • Northaw Great Wood: 3 Marsh Tit incl a pair, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Coal Tit, 12 Nuthatch, 7 Treecreeper, 10+ Redwing, 7 Goldcrest, Mealy Redpoll, Common Buzzard, Kestrel (Robert Callf)
  • Oakhill Park, East Barnet: Kingfisher along stream between East and West Walk (L Bates)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 4 Mistle Thrush, 73 Redwing, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dan Pinkham); later 143 Redwing 'click counted' before I was defeated by the cold - well done with yesterdays Rook Dan - a good bird here (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: 5 Marsh Harrier, Avocet, Grey Plover, Spotted Redshank, 4 Siskin, pr Bullfinch (ELBF via Twitter); Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Ldn facebook)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck fr gadwall_hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC); Bittern Lee Marsh (RSPB blog)
  • Staines Moor: Buzzard, Jack Snipe, 3 Water Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail (C Lamsdell)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 6+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest (Bob Watts)
  • Truss's Island (Thames), Staines: breeding pair of Egyptian Geese have hatched eight goslings. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 5 Redwing over Leyton Marsh at 0800 (Alastair Dent); Rear Paddocks 10 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 7 Mistle Thrush, 20 Chaffinch, Kingfisher (Jan Dobbie)
  • Wanstead Flats: 12 Gadwall, Little Grebe, Kestrel, 20+ Goldfinch (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 30 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 20+ Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: 4 Chiffchaff by Red Bridge, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler (Jan Dobbie)

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 Edit

  • Battersea Park Lake: 30+ Shoveler, 10 Gadwall (Michael Mac).
  • Bedfords Park: Little Grebe, Kestrel, Woodcock, 6 Goldcrest, m Firecrest, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Treecreeper, 2 Meadow Pipit (Colin Jupp via Essex Birdwatching Society BN)
  • Broadwater: 2 Siberian Chiffchaff by R Colne nr sailing clubhouse (BirdGuides)
  • East India Dock Basin: 1 Kingfisher, 291 Teal, 12 Shelduck, 18 Tufted Duck, Cormorant - the Estonian-ringed bird again on the pier (John Archer)
  • Epping CM16: 80 Pied Wagtail High St roost 1700 (Roger Emmens via Essex BN)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff (Steve Gale)
  • Ewell, Priest Hill: 6 Stonechat in meadow with Belted Galloway cattle (Steve Gale)
  • Ewell Village: 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Ring-necked Parakeet at the Lower Mill (Neil Batten)
  • Holloway: male Brambling briefly on feeder in Heddington Grove N7 (Brian Demby per Ian Ellis)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Larkhall Park, Stockwell: 6 House Sparrows on one house all at nest holes ready for breeding season (Michael Mac).
  • Little Britain Lake: 1 Red Kite, 1 Little Egret; Heronry active - at least 8 occupied nests. (Roger Dewey)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Pintail, 60 Wigeon, 12 Mandarin, 3 Bittern, Pheasant, 2 Snipe, 70 Lapwing, 6 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Fieldfare south (R.Kaye)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Fieldfare, Redwing, 1 Kestrel, 1 Rook, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Jackdaw (Dan Pinkham)
  • Rainham RSPB: 29 Pintail, 6 Water Rail, 4 Marsh Harrier, 100 Golden Plover, 2 Raven, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Stonechat (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog & ELBF); 2f Bullfinch (Dave Smith per HV); 2 Common Sandpiper, Water Pipit (Mike Butler via ELBF)
  • Richmond Park: Little Owl, Redwing, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (James Palmer); Pen Ponds- 32 Shoveler, Grey Heron - 3 occupied nests, Snipe, Kingfisher, 3 male Stonechat, 9 Goldfinch, 7 Siskin (J.Wilczur)
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: 2 Kingfisher apparently a pair (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay (John Cadera)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Bullfinch (RSPB blog)
  • St James's Park: Drake Ruddy Duck 13:40 (James Hudson)
  • Snaresbrook Crown Court: Firecrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Egyptian Goose, 9 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 12 Fieldfare, Reed Bunting (Sutton AB via Twitter)
  • Staines Moor: 2+ Water Pipit (along the Colne), 2 Woodcock (north end), 1 Little Owl (NE corner), 2 Water Rail (Bonehead Ditch), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Bonehead Ditch), 5 Stonechat (3m 2f), 1+ Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 8 Fieldfare (Lee Dingain)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver still (BirdGuides)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Sparrowhawk, 150 Lapwing, Grey Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit, Water Pipit by river nr Ingress Pk (Peter Beckenham via Kent OS)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Little Egret (along Dollis Brook), Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, 4 Fieldfare, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 7 Teal (John Colmans)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 5 Shoveler 2m 3f, 5 drake Pochard, 1 drake Tufted Duck, adult male Sparrowhawk, male Green Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 2 drake Teal, 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Kestrel, c20 Stock Dove, fem Great Spotted Woodpecker, 38 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 104 Linnet, male Bullfinch, 11 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Lapwing, 11 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, f Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Grebe, 40 Goldfinch, 10+ Linnet, 7 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Pochard on the Basin (Dan Hennessy)
  • Wapping Canal: 2 Shoveler drakes & possible Shoveler female opposite Tobacco Dock. (Mark Baynes)
  • Yiewsley GPs: c30 Shoveler communally feeding. (Roger Dewey)

Monday 2nd February 2015 Edit

  • Bedfords Park: Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Goldcrest, m Firecrest holly & cherry laurels in Nursery Wood, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 3 Song Thrush (Colin Jupp via Essex Birdwatching Society BN)
  • Broadwater: Broadwater GP- Buzzard and Little Egret (C Lamsdell); 15 Chiffchaff Broadwater Lake by sailing club on north side of R Colne, incl 2 Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis types) one constantly calling, also 2 or 3 abietinus types (Bill Pegram via Herts BC, Herts Bird News via Twitter) TQ042903
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Cormorant, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Danson Park: 8 Stock Dove 4pr, 100+ Common Gull, 2 Goldcrests, 4 Egyptian Goose, 14 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Herring Gull (P Kite)
  • Ealing (W13): male Blackcap trapped & ringed in garden this morning (Bill Haines).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Siberian Chiffchaff still around lake with Common Chiffchaff at SW end offering good plumage comparison but Sibe still largely silent, 5 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, c20 Tufted Duck, 5+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, m Stonechat Riverside Road, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8+ Goldcrest, 3+ Jay, 6 Linnet, 2+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart).
  • Ilford Garden: Coal Tit on feeders - garden tick (Barbara Miller)
  • KGV Reservoir: 17 Goosander, 15 Goldeneye, 30 Redwing, 2 Wigeon, Lapwing (Martin Shepherd)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresrbook: Firecrest (Court), 2 Nuthatch (Gilberts Slade), Redwing, 13 Shoveler, Pochard, 54 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 400+ Black-headed Gull, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Bittern main lake N shore, Peregrine Ch X Hosp, 5 Water Rail, Skylark W, 14 Redwing W (WWT website)
  • Loughton: Tawny Owl flew across A121 at 6.35 p.m. (Simon West) TQ413951
  • Magravine Cemetery: 2 Blackcap m&f, Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, c35 Carrion Crow (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Mitcham Common: Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Stonechat m, 2 Egyptian Goose (James Massey)
  • Rainham Marshes: 17 Brent Goose downriver and Skylark singing landfill pre-dawn (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog); fem/imm Marsh Harrier out on Wennington Marsh, 15 Pintail, 200 Golden Plover, hundreds of Wigeon, also 35 Black-tailed Godwit and 40 Common Redshank at Aveley Bay foreshore (John Edwards); Barn Owl (RSPB sightings log)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 5 Redwing behind Hill lookout area 50 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Smew - a pair on Upper Pen Pond (J.McCormick per J.Wilczur); still present 12.00 (JW); resting on the island at 12:30 (Michael Mac).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Shelduck, 2 Peregrine, Water Rail (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher and drake Ruddy Duck pm (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Peregrine, male Blackcap, Redwings heard am, 8 Stock Dove high NE - my first interesting overheads this year (Ian Stewart).
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup, Black-necked Grebe, Redshank, Water Pipit - north basin; 2 Shelduck, 2 Great Northern Diver, Black-necked Grebe - south basin (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Stanwell Moor: Jack Snipe (C Lamsdell)
  • Thorney CP: Bullfinch f, Kingfisher, Jay, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 5 Common Gulls, Grey Heron, 4 Gadwall, Green Woodpecker, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Great Crested Grebes. (Sue Giddens)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, 2 drake Teal, 2 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 18 Redwing, Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, female Bullfinch (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Song Thrush, 20+ Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Wanstead Flats: 25 Herring Gull, 3 Kestrel, 20+ Linnet, 15+ Goldfinch, 8 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 14 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Warren Gorge: Bittern 0740 (BirdGuides)
  • West Putney: 3 Blackcap in my garden first of the winter (R.Kaye)
  • Woodford Green: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Little Egret and 2 Lesser Redpoll (Ken Murray).Whereabouts in Woodford Green? [D.Whitelegg] Legret flying over, Redpoll and Goldcrest in the garden, LSW and Treecreeper in the woods between the 'Pines' and Chiltern Way. [KM]

Sunday 1st February 2015 Edit

  • Banstead Woods: 2 Woodcock flushed nr estate (Ian Ward via Twitter)
  • Barking Bay: Caspian Gull 1w (John Archer per ELBF)
  • Battersea Park: 1 Coal Tit, 5 Cormorant, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail on Thames wall, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Pochard, Shoveler (Matthew J. Bradbury).
  • Beckton: Grey Plover (per Howard Vaughan via Birding Ldn facebook)
  • Bedfords Park: 4 Goldcrest, Firecrest feeding in cherry laurels along bridleway east of Visitor Centre 4pm, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 20+ Redwing, pr Mistle Thrush, 3 Bullfinch (Colin Jupp via Essex Birdwatching Society BN)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Pintail north marsh, pair Wigeon, 25 Snipe & Peregrine (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall).
  • Brookmill Park: Little Grebe, Mandarin, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam).
  • Burgess Park: adult Mediterranean Gull still on the lake, also 5 Pochard and 20 Egyptian Geese (Richard Bonser).
  • Bushy Park: Stonechat at Model Boating Pond (Martin Twycross)
  • Carshalton: 1+ Kingfisher in Grove Park, also 2 Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail (Twitter)
  • Chigwell: Good views of the M11 Buzzard on both up & down journeys this morning (Barbara Miller)
  • Crossness: Caspian Gull 1w flew slowly upriver past Golf Centre at midday, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Wigeon, 47 Shoveler, Kingfisher (John Archer).
  • Dagenham Riverside: 11 Curlew, 79 Black-tailed Godwit, 106 Redshank (David Morrison via Twitter)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5 Mute Swan, 6+ Gadwall, 6+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 3+ Redwing, Common Chiffchaff, 5+ Goldcrest, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart); Siberian Chiffchaff still on lake islands 1500 (BirdGuides)
  • Gallions Reach: Grey Plover, Oystercatcher, 30 Redshank, 3 Snipe, adult Yellow-legged Gull. (Gary A James).
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Bullfinch feeding in the birches near Bird Bridge, the Water Rail in situ and showing very well, c30 Redwing south meadow, 1 Lesser Redpoll in a birch at south meadow, f Kingfisher at Mixed Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Hatfield Aerodrome: Barn Owl 1630 at Ellenbrook Fields (John Yates via Herts BC)
  • Home Park, Hampton Court: 2 Mediterranean Gulls both adults 1 with Polish red ring on right leg PJH3, Herring Gull adult with white ring only visible characters A7H (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Kensington Gardens: m Scaup 1w Round Pond still, 31 Shoveler, ad Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Jackdaw (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Morden Hall Park: 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Little Egret, Kestrel, Water Rail h, Green Sandpiper (MHP Nature Grp via Twitter)
  • Orsett Fen: 9 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 17 Red-legged Partridge, 15 Pheasant, 5 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, m Merlin, 26 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 50 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 43 Chaffinch, f Brambling, 11 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes via ELBF)
  • Osterley Park: 4 Common Gull, 4 Cormorant, Fieldfare, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 41+ Jackdaw, Little Grebe, Little Owl, 8 Mandarin, 5 Mistle Thrush, 5 Pied Wagtail, 80+ Redwing, 8+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 19 Shoveler (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Egret, 313 Redwing, 42 Fieldfare, 58 Jackdaw, Jay, 4 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker & 2 Long-tailed Tit (Jon Ridge).
  • Roding Valley Park at Redbridge: Kestrel, 18 Long-tailed Tit in two flocks (Malcolm Hibberd).
  • Rotherhithe: 3 Great Black-backed Gulls off Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser).
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 2 Mute Swan, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Song Thrushes and Mistle Thrushes singing, Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart).
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Male Blackcap in garden (Ian Stewart).
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Teal, 7 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe, 19 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 6 Linnet (Sutton Area Birds via Twitter)
  • South Norwood Lake: 4 Blackbird, 111 Black-headed Gull, 4 Blue Tit, 29 Carrion Crow, Collared Dove, 28 Coot, 4 Cormorant, 60 Feral Rock Dove, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great Tit, Grey Heron, 2 Jay, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Magpie, 10 Mallard, 8 Moorhen, Nuthatch, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Robin, 15 Starling, Song Thrush, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Woodpigeon & 2 Wren. (Observer?).
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 1m Sonechat, 10 Song Thrush, Buzzard, Kestrel (Paul Goodman).
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Water Pipit all on south basin (Jim & Tony Sweetland); imm Iceland Gull north basin 16:05-16:20 (Dave Harris via Twitter, Surrey BC); Scaup, 2 Great Northern Diver south basin (BirdGuides)
  • Stanwell Moor: Sparrowhawk, Water Rail h, Barn Owl 0700, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Dominic Pia via Twitter)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 3 Rock Pipit, Stonechat, 3 Redshank, 12-15 Teal, 20 Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, 8 Fieldfare over (ASmith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Buzzard, 11 Snipe, 30+ Lapwing, Sparrowhawk, 20 Linnet, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail (Gordon Westley).
  • Totteridge: Woodcock (James Palmer).
  • Trent Park: drake Teal, 3 Goosander 2m 1f, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, drake Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck 1m 3f, Woodcock, c10 Redpoll (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Truss's Island (Thames), Staines: Adult Mediterranean Gull (Kevin Duncan) TQ034699
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, c100 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (Robert Callf/Robin White)
  • Wanstead Flats: Goldcrest, Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush, 10 Linnet, 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, Great Black-backed Gull (Nick Croft/James Heal)
  • Wanstead Park: 366 Gadwall, 51 Tufted Duck, 26 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, m Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 300+ Jackdaw in pre roost gathering Wanstead Golf course north of Ornamental Waters, Kingfisher, Goldcrest, 3 Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: Common Buzzard, Little Egret, Lesser Redpoll and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Ken Murray).

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