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Thursday 17th August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tree Pipit heard 0710 from near path SE of golf course, Peregrine SW over cricket scrub harassing feral pigeons 0658, Lesser Whitethroat in mixed flock Upper Slopes (Bob Watts), 2 Grey Wagtail FB1&2, 3 House Martin Wood Green Res, Kingfisher on New River (Bruce Carson)
  • Bayford, Herts: 7 BEE-EATER Well-Row Rd TL306079 / SG13 8PW 13:00 at least (per Mike Ilett & Darren Bast via Twitter). At least 5 seen flying north 1435 near Bakers Arms pub west of Bayford (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Cross: 3 Little Egret feeding in river under North Circular flyover at 06:15.(Allan Stewart)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Common Buzzard NW 15:35. (Samuel Levy)
  • Mayflower Park: 8 Swifts south west, Willow Warbler(Bob Smith)
  • New Barnet, EN4: Hobby in flight over houses, also Hedgehog in our Cockfosters garden, (Bob & Anna Husband)
  • Rainham Marshes: Over 100 Arctic Terns through so far today ! (Howard Vaughan-Twitter)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern, Sanderling, 14 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3 Little Egret.(Dominic Pia, Mark Elsoffer-Twitter)

Wednesday 16th August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Kingfisher Wood Green Res, Linnet SE 0645, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Bob Watts)
  • Bayford: 3+ Bee-eaters reported in garden 10am (RBA)
  • Brent Reservoir: Whinchat (along path leading to main hide), Green Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, c50 Swift, c25 House Martin (at least three nests still occupied in West Hendon Broadway, c35 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk (Brent Birders)
  • Crossness: 20+ Shelduck, c20 Gadwall, Shoveler, 122 Teal, 8+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 20 Ringed Plover, 30+ Lapwing, Dunlin, 12 Common Sandpiper, c50 Redshank, 44+ Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Common Tern, c20 Swift, juv Green Woodpecker, Sand Martin low E, 6+ Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail over paddocks, Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 2+ Whitethroat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4+ Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, Reed Bunting, Grey Seal, Common Seal, 2 Willow Emerald damselfly (Ian Stewart & John Archer)
  • Eastcote (Field End Road): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 4 Reed Warbler (John Bushell)
  • Greenwich O2: juvenile Mediterranean Gull (unringed), 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (near adult, 2nd-summer, 1st-summer & juv) and Common Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Swift, 6 House Martin overhead at 1800 (Alastair Dent)
  • Oxleas Wood: 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Coaltit, 2 Great spotted woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk [fm], 2 Kestrel [m/fm], 2 Hobby, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Stockdove, 2 Nuthatch. [Ron Turner]
  • Pinner (HA5): Hobby, Great Spotted Woodpecker & 2 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Swift, 5 Common Sandpiper, 7 House Martin,10+ Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Tern, 3 Common Whitethroat, 42 Lapwing, Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Kestrel, 8 Little Egret, Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 20+ Linnet, 6 Swallow, 3 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Eclipse Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck, 70 Greylag, 4 Pochard, 3 Teal, 19 Gadwall, Eygptian Goose, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Sand Martin, Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier, Oystercatcher, Curlew, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, Meadow pipit, Sparrowhawk. 60 Species in total... (Samuel Levy & Joan Arnold et al)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 House Martin, Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher still, 2 Wheatear, 3 early Meadow Pipit 05:45-07:00 [1 SW & 2 heard - season-1st] (Twitter); Sandwich Tern 7.20am flew west, 2 Grey Wagtails high SW, Nuthatch (Tony Duckett)
  • Staines Moor: Whinchat, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Little Egret, 20+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Common Whitethroat, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk. Also a recently dead juv Sparrowhawk by path at W end of Moor Lane (Bill Haines)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Spotted Flycatcher, c60 Swifts, 7 Common Sandpipers, 2 Peregrines, 4 Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat ( David Bradshaw, Paul Whiteman)
  • Worcester Park: 50 House Sparrows in horse fields, Common Buzzard south (Bob Smith)

Tuesday 15th August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat cricket scrub, Kingfisher Wood Green Res (Bob Watts), 3 Blackcap, 3 Grey Wagtail FB1 & FB2, 2 House Martin, 3 Coal Tit and 2 Nuthatch the Grove, Sparrowhawk circling over Pitch n'Putt (Bruce Carson)
  • Barnes Waterside Pond: pr Gadwall, Kingfisher (my first here) (Neil Anderson)
  • Belvedere: 5 Ringed Plover (James Palmer)
  • Bow Creek: 5 Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Lapwing, 8 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Snipe (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green: 11 Tufted Duck female and ten ducklings, 9 Moorhen pr 3 juv/1st-w and 4 chicks (Robert Callf)
  • Crossness: Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Reed Bunting and a Kestrel. 30 Common Swifts and several Barn Swallows over. Little Grebes on The Great Breach Lagoon. 25 Cormorants and 9 Black-tailed Godwits on rivershore (Patrick English); 50 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Seal (James Palmer)
  • Cudham: 1+ Common Buzzard, 5+ Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 5 Linnet around Cackets Farm (Ian Stewart)
  • Erith: Yellow-legged Gull (James Palmer)
  • Grovelands Park: 4 Goldcrest adult and three fledglings - late brood (Robert Callf)
  • Ham, Hawker Centre playing fields: 6:40am. 2 peregrine, 1 adult &1 immature (Phil Davies); Kingfisher and 3 Mandarin Ducks along the Thames between the watersports centre and Ham Street (Mike Pennington)
  • ‪KGV Reservoir: (juv) Black Tern, (ad) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 (juv) Mediterranean Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (ad&3cly) (Neville Smith).
  • Knockholt: Spotted Flycatcher at New Years Lane crossroads, Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper New Years Wood (Ian Stewart)
  • Oxleas Wood 3Sparrowhawke[2fm1m] Common Buzzard 3Hobby Kestrel[m] CommonWhitethroat 2Goldcrest Coaltit Piedwagtail 5Goldfinch 3Jackdaw 2Greatspottedwoodpecker Greenwoodpecker[Ron Turner]
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 0 Swift - 1st nil result this season, 15 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher in chat pen fr gate [area 39] 0840 (Twitter)
  • Rotherhithe: 2nd-summer Yellow-legged Gull on River Thames by Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser)
  • Saunders Lane Allotments, Mill Hill East, NW7: 1 Common Buzzard 1 Chiffchaff 3 House Martin (Bill Rutherford)
  • Sevenoaks KWT: 8 Egyptian Geese, c10 Teal, m Pochard, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, c10 Lapwing, 2 Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 2+ Blackcap, 6+ Reed Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 150+ Jackdaw over to roost (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Little Gull, 1 Sanderling,1 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover,1 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Common Sandpiper. (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Surrey Quays, Greenland Dock: Man in canoe inspecting coot nests!!! Does anyone know what this is about ? Not sure if he took anything. (Tim Smith) It might be worth asking one of the wardens at Stave Hill or Lavender Pond since TCV manage some of the nesting rafts on the peninsula (Conrad Ellam)
  • Teddington: Peregrine flying over Thames from Trowlock to Kingston at 0910. Sparrowhawk calling in tree near Normansfield at 1810. Kingfisher in Water Gardens in Bushy Park at 1845 (Mike Foster)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 22 Stock Dove, 3 Coot (Long Pond), 4 Goldcrest, 37+ Swallow, Coal Tit, 17 Chiffchaff, 4 Rook, 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 14 Common Whitethroat, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 64+ House Martin, Treecreeper, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Nuthatch, Common Buzzard, 2 Linnet, Also Barking Muntjac. (Samuel Levy) Also a walk is taking place on the 26th August at 9am running through the Valley sign up here
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, 10 Common Sandpipers and Wheatear on Lockwood this evening (Jamie Partridge)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Sedge warbler, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Yellow-legged Gull (Chris Farthing, reposted after this got deleted at 11.29)

Monday 14th August 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Blackcap, 2 Kingfisher Wood Green reservoir, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warbler cricket scrub (Bruce Carson), Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff (Bob Watts) Common Buzzard from Birdwatch office 1120 (Dave Callahan per Bob Watts)
  • Barnet Gate Lane/ Mays Lane: 2 Common Buzzard, 20+ Swallow. (Samuel Levy)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Cattle Egret, a first for the farm (Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 8 Common Tern, Tufted Duck with 3 tiny ducklings (Steve Leeke am, Andrew Verrall pm)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: Common Buzzard high over SW at 15:50 (alerted by m Peregrine Falcon alarm calling) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • City of London (Millennium Bridge): 2 Mute Swan (James Palmer)
  • Dollis Brook: Barnet Lane - Totteridge Station: 5 Willow Warbler, Black-headed Gull. (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Hedgehog with 5 young found after shed collapsed my first time seeing one alive in the wild (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenwich O2: 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser)
  • Kingston Hogsmill Water Treatment Works: Common Sandpiper (R Dunne)
  • Lamorbey Park: Greylag Goose, 53 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag x Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, c50 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck 3 juv, imm Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk 1 juv, Peregrine, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrests (Ian Stewart)
  • Lower Clapton E5: 4 Swift high west at 1900 (Alastair Dent)
  • Pinner (HA5): Swift, 3 Goldfinch & a Coal Tit over a one minute coffee break - I usually prefer something slightly stronger! (Jon Ridge)
  • Raphael Park, Romford: Marsh Tit in trees by bandstand 07:10 calling then flew east. (Steve Bacon)
  • Ruxley GPs (permit only): c30 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow, 4+ Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, 1+ Reed Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Jay, Bullfinch, 10+ Willow Emerald Damselfly inc pairs & ovipositing, Southern Hawker, 3 Brown Hawker, 4+ Ruddy Darter (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 4 Black Tern, 2 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper on S basin prior to 09.30. Sandwich Tern through. (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher [my first here this year] and Common Buzzard over SW at 14:40 (Frank Nugent).
  • Trent Park: male Banded Demoiselle lower lake - my first here for a few years (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger, Colney Heath, Herts: Ruddy Shelduck (origin?), juvenile Common Shelduck, Greenshank (heard), Green Sandpiper (1 or 2), Hobby, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Willow Warbler, Common Terns with Juvenile, Great Black-backed Gull with Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Bob Husband & Robin Morden)
  • Wanstead Flats: f type Redstart still, no sign Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 13 Whitethroat, 14 House Martin, 2 f Teal, 4 Gadwall, Little Grebe + chick, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting (Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 6 Swift, Whitethroat (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 13th August 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 8+ Blackcap, 3 Swift, 2 House Martin, 6 Pochard (including 3 young) on Boating lake, 2 Ringlet Lower Slops (APOG Birders)
  • Arnos Park: Kingfisher (James Palmer)
  • Barnet: Hobby, c15 Barn Swallow, Swift, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Gatekeeper and Little Owl in Oak tree at King George V playing fields (Simon Worsfold)
  • Brent Reservoir: 8 Egyptian Geese, 2 Little Egret, 7 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Treecreeper (Mat Hare)
  • Gutteridge Wood: Spotted Flycatcher pr, Nuthatch (Nigel Dodd)
  • Greenwich O2: 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls (both Dutch metal ringed, codes read) and 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (1st-summer and two juveniles) (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones and Dante Shepherd)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher (John Bushell, Emily Millhouse)
  • Greenway: Little Grebe over (Harry Harrison) Where is "Greenway"?
  • Hampstead Heath: Cuckoo flew E over Parliament Hill at 0855, Also 2 Yellow Wagtails S here and 5 Willow Warblers + 10 Chiffchaffs at the Sanctuary Pond. Later (1045) 15 Swifts and 2 Sand Martins were feeding over Gospel Oak station (Pete Mantle)
  • Hampton Court (Home Park): Spotted Flycatcher, c12 Swallow (Mat Hare)
  • Harold Park Farm, Nazeing: Yellow Wagtail, 3 Yellowhammer, 27 Swallow (Martin Shepherd)
  • Ickenham Marsh: Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Swallow, Mallard with a late brood of 5 ducklings no more than a week old (Nigel Dodd)
  • KGV Reservoir: 20+ Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, 2 Yellow Wagtail (over N/W), Cettis Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith).
  • Lamorbey Park: Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese, f Pochard, f Tufted Duck, imm Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 3+ Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff inc singer, 8+ Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 1+ Nuthatch, 2 Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Oxleas Wood 2Greenwoodpecker Greatspottedwoodpecker 4Goldcrest 5Coaltit CommonBuzzard 2Hobby 2Sparrowhawke [fm] 3Goldfinch 4Stockdove 2Nuthatch CommonWhitethroat Jackdaw[Ron Turner] Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Primrose Hill: Marsh Harrier SW/W to north of Hill 0605 harried by 2 crows, juv Peregrine S 0645, 7 Swift S 05:40-05:50, 3 House Martin S 0650 - skywatch 05:30-07:30 (Twitter)
  • Pymmes Park: 3 Swift, Firecrest (James Palmer)
  • Regent's Park: 2 House Martin, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Ruxley GPs (permit only): 3 Mute Swan, 32 Gadwall, c50 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, Little Egret, juv Water Rail, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant, Buzzard, 2 Swallow, 5 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 12 Lapwing, 10 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Nuthatch pr (Nigel Dodd)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 4 (adult and 3 juveniles) Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones and Dante Shepherd)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Sand Martin, Swift, 9 House Martin, 7 Swallow, 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel(all fem/juv), Lesser Whitethroat, 17 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 adult Coot + one well-grown juv on Totteridge Long Pond so local breeding presumed (John Colmans) Belmont Farm: 5 Mallard + 5 Duckling, 4 Moorhen + Duckling, 40+ Swallow, 12 Collared Dove, 36 Canada Geese, 7 Eygptian Geese 10:40 however not seen subsequently, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 11:40 N being mobbed by Hobby, 1 W 12:15, 2 Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, 3 Red-legged Partridge including well grown Juv, Also large amounts of Rabbit. (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Greenshank, 2+ Green Sandpiper, Barnacle Goose, juvenile Shelduck all on main pit (Gareth Richards) Tree Pipit near viewpoint (Alan Gardiner)
  • Waltham Abbey: f. Wheatear at 08:14, Breach Barns area (Martin Shepherd)
  • Wanstead Flats: f type Common Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, negative on Wood Warbler with the consensus being that the bird in question is just a very white/bright Willow Warbler - Is there a link to the images? - thank you & well done today guys : ) (JR), 14+ Willow Warbler (probably the first time we've had more migrant Willow W than local Chiffchaff - a bad year locally due to habitat destruction), Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 + Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Gadwall, f Teal, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Coal Tit, 3 Little Egret (2 juvs), Swallow, 6 House Martin, Swift, 3 Purple Hairstreak (Nick Croft/Richard Rae/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 13 Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 4 Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Gadwall, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft/BobVaughan)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Green Sandpiper, 6 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 House Martin, 10 Swift, Kingfisher, c8 Willow Warblers with several singing (Chris Farthing)

Saturday 12th August 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 10+ House Martin, Common Whitethroat, 25+ Black-headed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 13 Egyptian Geese, 6 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 65 Chiffchaff [site record], 8 Willow Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Footscray Meadows: 4 Mute Swan 2 Cygnets, 3 Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, c12 Barn Swallow, 2 Swift, House Martin, 2 m & f Blackcap, c6 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 8 Pied Wagtail (Mike Amos). Pm visit Sparrowhawk, Hobby, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Swift, 20+ Swallow, 15+ House Martin, Grey Wagtail, 6 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 27+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 1+ Nuthatch, 5+ Linnet, 2 Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Friern Barnet, Glebelands allotment: 11 + Swift , 3 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret NE (Paul Angus)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: 1 Sand martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler (John Bushell)
  • Lamorbey Park: 1 Greylag Goose, 33 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag x Canada hybrids, 2 Egyptian Geese, 53 Mallard, Grey Heron, 2 Peregrine, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Whitethroat, 2+ Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Black-tailed Godwits circled then flew off east (M.Lewis per JW)
  • Pinner (HA5): 2 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch & 25 Black-headed Gull (Jon Ridge)
  • Sidcup Place: Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 5+ Swallow, 14+ Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, juv Willow Warbler, Rook over, 2 Reed Bunting, Bullfinch heard (Neil Anderson)
  • Dagenham Chase: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 6 Common Tern, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Shoveler, Kingfisher,1 F Sparrowhawk, 8 Cormorant (Steve Bacon)
  • KGV Reservoir:20+ Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover (juvenile), Wheatear, 7 Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 9 Black-tailed Godwit circled north basin of KGV reservoir at 09:08 then flew East (Martin Shepherd). Cetti's Warbler, 1st w Whinchat (Neville Smith).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Ringed Plover landed briefly then flew W. 7 Common Sandpipers, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Redshank. 12.15-13.40. (Franko J Maroevic, Jim Sweetland) Early am 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Northern Wheatear, also Turnstone, Whimbrel through am. (per Dominic Pia.)
  • Trent Park: adult Spotted Flycatcher bushes near upper lake 'Old Golf Course' 10:45 - 11:00 (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher ( in "Clump"), Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 9 Mandarin, 3 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Wanstead Flats: Wheatear, 1-2 Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Common Sandpiper (Tony Brown/Sean Kerrigan) Common Sandpiper still at 12:00 (Alex), good candidate for Wood Warbler (Alex), 12+ Willow Warbler, 2nd Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, only 3 Whitethroat, Hobby (feeding in with several hundred Black-headed Gull over Alex), Peregrine Falcon, 2-3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 13 Swift, 6 House Martin, 2 Linnet, Skylark, 5 Gadwall, f Teal, 2 adult and 4 young Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: Common Whitethroat, Common Buzzard, and c25-30 hirundines mostly House Martins, Swallow and 2 Swift at 1.40pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Hobby circling over The Hamptons at 18.30 (Simon Osborn)

Friday 11th August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler Cricket Scrub, 5+ Chiffchaffs 0640 to 0710 (Bob Watts), 10 House Martin, 4 Swift, Kingfisher south side main reservoir, Whitethroat cricket scrub 08:00-09:00 (Bruce Carson), 2 Little Egrets east (Henry Wyn-Jones per Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 4 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre: F Wheatear in back paddocks (Chris Farthing)
  • London Wetland Centre: The Sand Martins using our artificial nest bank have now fledged over 500 chicks! With 471 of these having been ringed (Twitter). 2 House Martin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, Willow Warbler, Blackcap (S.Patel)
  • Oakwood Station: Hummingbird Hawkmoth nectaring at buddleia 14:44, Painted Lady and 3 Red Admirals - seen from platform (Robert Callf)
  • Osterley Park: 2 Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Goose, 35+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, Little Owl, 9+ Mandarin, 5+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Stock Dove (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner (HA5): Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler at last, 19 Swift mostly south-west, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit & 3 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Primrose Hill: Tree Pipit briefly nr viewpt [arr'd from NE] 0615 (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: Gadwall, pr Little Grebe w/ 3 new yg, 4 Great Crested Grebe 2pr w/ 3 & 2 yg, 30+ Swift through 10:15-10:30, 10+ House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, c5 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret flew NE, Hobby, Peregrine, Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern - ad & juv, 16 Swallow - including 11+ juvs with a few being fed by adults so presumably hatched in Park - Adults will feed young whilst at migration stop offs, observed this behaviour in Grovelands Park this week where birds have not bred this year - Robert Callf, Thanks for the info. Two pairs certainly bred and fledged young in the Park- coincidentally the same number of birds were seen on the 6th (JW), 10 Sand Martin, female Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 3 Stonechat - including male feeding juv the 12th to fledge in Park from 4 broods, Reed Warbler - in bracken presumably a migrant, Clouded Yellow (J.Wilczur, Friday Group)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 21 Barn Swallow perched on wooden fencing, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Southwark SE1, Perkins Square: Willow Warbler in sub-song 18:30 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Queen's Park: 3 Sparrowhawk SE at 10:55 (Magnus Andersson)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Still 100+ Swifts this morning. (Quentin Given). fem/imm Common Redstart on central track at southern end, c.160 Swifts over No.1 area. 2 Common Sandpiper East Warwick and 3 on No 4, 3 Shoveler, 7 Grey Wagtails, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, (Paul Whiteman, David Bradshaw)

Thursday 10th August 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Northern Wheatear, yesterday's female/immature SW perimeter and cricket pitch area 07:40-08:00, 5 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail FB1 (Bruce Carson); Northern Wheatear Pitch n' Putt 0930 (Tony Jakeman) 7 Swift; 11 House Martin; 1 Whitethroat 1630 (Brian Milligan) 2 Common Whitethroat Cricket Scrub, 2 Jackdaw (Bob Watts)
  • Belair Park, West Dulwich: 2 Jersey Tiger moths of which one lutescens and one quadripunctaria (Paul Collins & Charlie Kitchen)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 35 House Martin, 7 Swift, 9 Common Tern, 5 Lapwing, 4 Teal, 3 Stock Dove, Cormorant pair mating, Black Swan. Only one Common Blue Damselfly during LWT odonata transect. Small White, Holly Blue, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Green-veined White, Gatekeeper, Cinnabar Moth caterpillar, Peacock caterpillar (Brent Birders/LWT)
  • Brimsdown: 300 Starling (James Palmer)
  • Chelsea Bridge Wharf: Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, Red Admiral on Sumach flowers (Neil Anderson)
  • Crayford Marshes: female Common Scoter on Thames drifting W with tide, f + juv Pheasant, 3+ Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 3 Peregrine, 4 Avocet landed by Darent mouth, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 6+ Black-tailed Godwit (Aveley Bay), Curlew, 8 Yellow-legged Gull, c20 Common Tern, 10+ Swift, 6+ Swallow, c10 House Martin, 2+ Sand Martin, 3+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 15+ Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, c10 Reed Warbler, 3+ Willow Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, 12 Jackdaw, 3 Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Danson Park: 6 Mute Swan 4 juv, Greylag, Egyptian Goose, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 3 Jackdaw (Ian Stewart)
  • Dulwich Park: 2 Stock Dove, 8 Goldcrest by Wildlife Recreation Area, 1 Sparrowhawk over, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 3 Egyptian Goose 08:20-09:20 (Paul Collins & Charlie Kitchen)
  • Eastcote (Field End Road): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge)
  • Forty Hall: 10 Swift (James Palmer)
  • KGV Reservoir: 9 Shoveler, 10+ Pochard, 3 Teal, (wildfowl new in this weekend). Mediterranean Gull (same juvenile agin), (adult) Yellow-legged Gull (regularly seen on bouy most evenings), 50+ Common Tern, 2 Redshank, 20+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover (1 chick seen), 3 House Martin, Little Owl (heard), (female) Tawny Owl (calling and flying near pump house), Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Treecreeper (heard), 40+Linnet (Neville Smith).
  • Oxleas Wood: 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Kestrel [m/fm], 8 Stock Dove, 12 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, Firecrest, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Common Whitethroat, Swift, 2 Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk [1fm/2m]. (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): male Wheatear (8th from the garden), 2 Red Kite - one north-west at 13:41 & a rather emaciated individual north-west at 14:43, Hobby over at 19:25, Kestrel, 5 Swift through, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit & 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir: 1 Sandwich Tern flew SE calling 08.40. (Justin Quail per FJM)
  • Regent's Park: 1 Tree Pipit over open spaces 07:44 heard only (Dante Shepherd); Swift, flock of 80 sub-adult Carrion Crow & 1 juv Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, 15+ Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Teddington: Sparrowhawk flew over squeaking continually, near river towards Hampton Wick at 1135 (Mike Foster)
  • Thames Barrier Park to 1pm: 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Common Sandpipers, ad Kittiwake downriver, Caspian Gull juvenile/1cy, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls 3 juv/1cy, 21 Common Tern downriver, 2 Sand Martins, 2 Willow Warbler juv's, Linnet (Nick Senior)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Whinchat on West Warwick, still 150 Swifts early morning, Swallow, 4 Willow W, 3 Sedge Warbler, 6 Common Sandpipers on southern reservoirs (David Bradshaw) - Lesser Whitethroat, 6 House Martin (Simon Worsfold)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Shoveler, Common Tern, Sparrowhawk, Little Egret, Coal Tit, c20 Swift (Chris Farthing)

Wednesday 9th August 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Northern Wheatear female/immature of nominate race 0655 SW corner cricket pitches then flew west and not relocated (maybe went to Filter Beds - FB1 had a fox and grey heron at 0645!) (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington Farmlands: adult Sabine's Gull 09:30-12:47, no further sightings since (BirdGuides), 1 Ruff, 13 Cormorant, 1 Hobby, 12 Swallow (Pics of Sabine's Gull here [1]) (Peter Alfrey, BFBG)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, Black Swan, Kingfisher, 30+ Swift, 10+ House Martin, 5 Swallow, 7 Common Tern, 4 Chiffchaff, (Steve Blake)
  • Eastcote (Abbotsbury Gardens): a drenched Grey Heron motionless on a residential house roof - surprisingly, a site tick here (Jon Ridge)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Mute Swan ad + juv, Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant W, 4+ Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 3+ Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ Swallow, 4+ Blackcap, Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2+ Coal Tit, 2+ Nuthatch, Jay, 2 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Lamorbey Park: Greylag Goose with 10+ Canada Geese and hybrid of the two species plus 4 Egyptian Geese on golf course, imm Grey Heron, Peregrine, 5 Black-headed Gull, 4+ Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 6+ Blackcap, Willow Warbler (the dell), 4+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrests inc juv, Coal Tit, Jay, 2 Greenfinch, 4 unidentified hirundines SW, at least 3 unidentified phylloscopus warblers (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Knot arrived on lake mid afternoon, Turnstone flew through, 6 Snipe, 4 Common Tern - none bred here this year, 4 Little Grebe - 2 ads + 2 juvs the only pair present this spring, Hobby, Kingfisher (S.Fogg per JW); 32 Lapwing - 2 juvs fledged from the 14 pairs present this spring, 4 Great Black-backed Gull - 2 ads + 2 juvs possibly a family party; NB Little Ringed Plover - 2 pairs attempted to breed without success, Redshank - 2 pairs present this spring one of which hatched 3 young but none fledged (J.Wilczur)
  • Shrewsbury Park, SE18: 5 Swallow through S 07:30 (Tim Rymer).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Common Scoter, a pair on S basin early evening. 4 Greenshank, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 20 Swift. (Franko J Maroevic, Dominic Pia, Ken Purdey)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: still good numbers of swifts, before the rain at least (Quentin Given). And still around at noon despite somewhat inclement conditions.
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, 2 Hobby (through S around 6.30am per Tony Butler), 4 Shoveler, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Tern, Little Egret (Chris Farthing)

Tuesday 8th August 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Kingfisher perched above New River at back of Wood Green Res 0645 (Bob Watts), Common Tern, 3 Grey Wagtail on filter bed 1, 8 House Martin, Little Egret, Pied Wagtail, 30+ Swift 1100-1130 (Bruce Carson)
  • Antill Road E3: 2 adult and 2 juvenile Greenfinches on garden feeders. (Harry Harrison)
  • Brent Cross: 2 Little Egret feeding in river under North Circular flyover 06:00 (Allan Stewart)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Lapwing, Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Crayford Marshes: Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, male Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, Peregrine with Parakeet prey, Oystercatcher, c20 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3+ Redshank, 12+ Black-tailed Godwit (Aveley Bay), 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 50+ Common Tern, c50 Swift, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Skylark, 4+ Swallow, 5+ House Martin, c10 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 15+ Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, Rook, 30+ Linnet, 100+ Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Forest Hill Station: Osprey Flew over station a 07:55 (BirdGuides)
  • Grovelands Park: 3 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan pr and three young, 5 Egyptian Goose pr and three juvs, 3 Mandarin Duck, male Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, eclipse male Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, Swift, 4 Barn Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • KGV Reservoir: 2 Temminck's Stints Feeding & Preening in N Basin near SE corner (quite difficult to pick out due to small size and amount of plants by waters edge) - 2.40pm, 1 Turnstone (C. Causeway), 10+ Common Sandpipers, 2 L R Plovers, 45+ Common Tern (Incl. 8+ Juveniles), 20+ Swift. (Davey Leach).
  • Lamorbey Park: 8 Egyptian Geese, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, 2 juv Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 3+ Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap singing briefly, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Oxleas Wood: 5 Coal Tit, Garden Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Common Buzzard [pair], 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Swift, 8 Stock Dove, 2 female Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel [3f/m], 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, male Blackcap, Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, 2 Hobby (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Hobby low south-west at 15:12, Swift, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit & 9 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 Whimbrel, 6+ Swallow, 1 Blue Tit, 16+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Marsh Harrier, 7 Lapwing, 1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Carrion Crow, 5+ Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Curlew, 1 Pheasant, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Crayford marshes side - 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 20+ House Sparrow, 2 Little Grebe (Jack Headley) Bye the way please check out my blog thekeenbirder.wordpress.com it would be appreciated [Jack Headley]
  • Regent's Park: 23 Swift through 0950, c10 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Canada Geese heard am, 2 Peregrine, 3+ Swift, House Martin, 4 Blackcap am (family party), Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • Southfields (SW18): Tawny Owl roosting (again) in Leyland Cypress at the bottom of my garden (Martin Honey).
  • South Harrow (Kings Road): Sparrowhawk (Tim Rymer).
  • Southwark Park: 20+ House Martin over the lake, Goldcrest, 2 Egyptian Goose, Stock Dove (John Cadera)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: still good numbers of Swift around this morning. (Quentin Given)

Monday 7th August 2017 Edit

  • Brookmill Park: Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Willow Warbler, 11 House Martin, 29 Common Swift, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Common Whitethroat, 6 Swallow, 1 Blackcap (CFBWBG)
  • Chiswick Eyot: Common Sandpiper, juv Yellow-legged Gull (Josh Jones).
  • Crayford Marshes (evening visit): Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 4 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, 15+ Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Aveley Bay), Curlew (Aveley Bay), Whimbrel (Aveley Bay), 10+ Yellow-legged Gull (probably many more but light and distance were problems), c50 Common Tern, 5+ Swift, Green Woodpecker, 6 Pied Wagtail, prob Yellow Wagtail heard, Whitethroat, 5+ Reed Warbler, 2+ Chiffchaff, 6 Linnet, 10 Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Dunbar Wharf, Thames Path, E14: 2 House Martins nest with chicks (Marcin Kempa).
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Swift, Grey Heron (Jack Headley)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Linnet, 3 Common Tern, Shelduck (Simon Worsfold)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: juv Hobby, 3 Treecreeper, Willow Warbler, 6 Greenfinch, late news for last week: Firecrest (Stuart Fisher)
  • Fulham: 2cy Caspian Gull ('G0UT') and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (3cy, 1cy) on R Thames off Lysia St at low tide (Josh Jones).
  • Hyde Park: Goshawk circled low over Rangers Lodge at lunchtime,(mobbed by sparrowhawk providing excellent size and shape comparisons) Dave Jordan
  • Mile End Park: 2 Sand Martin hawking insects, 3 Linnet west (Bob Watts)
  • Oxleas Wood: male Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 2 Coal Tit, Goldcrest, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Stock Dove (Ron Turner)
  • Petts Wood: Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Swallow, 2+ Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest inc 4+ juv, Treecreeper, 2 Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Pinner (HA5): Red Kite east at 13:20 - outer primary missing on left wing, Sparrowhawk, 12 Swift through east, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit & 4 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Primrose Hill: 14 Swift drifting SE 05:40-06:20, 2 House Martin S (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes to midday: 3 Hobby 1 ad, 2 2cy, 3 Avocet 1 ad, 2 juv, 4 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 52 Black-tailed Godwit including 9 dropping in from the North, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit juv, 2 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, c18 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 Sandwich Tern downriver, 3 Swallow S, Whinchat on landfill, Bearded Reedlings vocal and showy Dragonfly pool 7+ (Nick Senior)
  • Regent's Park: Swallow S, 10+ Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Green Sandpiper heard calling 23.10 (second record in a month, 3rd ever), Peregrine, Great Black-backed Gull E, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • St James's Park: Nuthatch. Only a Nuthatch but my first record here despite my almost daily weekday visits for the last number of years (Frank Nugent).
  • Town Park, Enfield: Kingfisher Carr's Basin (Robert Callf)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Shoveler, Willow Warbler, 3 Little Egret, 5 Common Tern inc. 2 juvenile [didn't breed here], 2 Swift (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: Northern Wheatear on horsefield, 20 Pied Wagtail, 25 Goldfinch (Bob Smith)

Sunday 6th August 2017 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Wheatear and Whinchat flushed from SW corner of cricket pitch at 11:20 (James Palmer); good spot James, still there at 1215. Thank you (Bruce Carson), also 33 Black-headed Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 House Martin, Pied Wagtail, Sand Martin, 2 Swift, Whitethroat (APOG Birders)
  • Bookham Common: 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, pr Bullfinch, f Brown Hairstreak (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Brent Reservoir: Dunlin, Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 20 Blackcap, 34 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Canons Farm/Banstead Woods: 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Northern Wheatear, 10 House Martin, 63 Common Swift, 1 Little Owl (CFBWBG)
  • Frays Farm Meadows LWT: Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch, 3 Sedge Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Nuthatch, Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcap, Kingfisher (Dan Pinkham)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Egret: 2 Common Tern, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: 40 Swifts feeding over Parliament Hill at 0900, left SE by 0945, Also, lone Swallow flew S and Hobby catching insects and chasing Swifts (Pete Mantle). 25+ Swifts over Royal Free at 2020 (S. Tusa)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Tree Pipit calling over SW part of reserve early am (Matthew Rossor via Herts BC)
  • KGV Reservoir: Hobby, 5 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 20+ Common Sandpiper, 5 House Martin, Cettis Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Wheatear, Treecreeper (heard) (Neville Smith)
  • Lamorbey Park: Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, Tufted Duck Black -headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove , 5 Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker (juv) , (Mike Amos).
  • Oxleas Wood: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatch, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Stock Dove (Tim Rymer); also: Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 2 Hobby, male Kestrel, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, pair of Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 15+ Swift, Sparrowhawk (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Kestrel over, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift, Swallow south, House Martin south, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Coal Tit & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: juv f Sparrowhawk, 3 juv Kestrel, 3 Swift, Swallow, 4 House Martin [prob local breeders], 3 Chiffchaff, 12+ Willow Warbler [most in Cricket Pen area 31], Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret, Buzzard calling - probably a young bird, 16 Swallow - including 8+ juvs perching on bracken and bushes, 25 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, female + juv Pied Wagtail - presumably bred in Park, 4 Stonechat - NB 3 pairs and an unmated male held territory and fledged 11 young in three broods, 5 Willow Warbler - together in a flock (J.Wilczur); 4 Pied Wagtail - Pen Ponds (N.Jackman per JW)
  • Ruxley GPs (permit only): c30 Gadwall, c50 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe inc fem with 1+ juv on back- 3rd breeding attempt this year, 2+ Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 House Martin, Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2+ Reed Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Jay, Linnet, 3 Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Willow Emerald Damselfly (Ian Stewart)
  • Scadbury Park: Sparrowhawk, c10 Stock Dove, 6+ Swift, 3+ Green Woodpecker, 6+ Swallow, 2 House Martin, Blackcap, Whitethroat, c10 Chiffchaff, juv Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, c30 Goldfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Southmere Lake, Thamesmead: brief visit - 2 Common Terns, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Little Grebe, Coots +young, Mute Swans + 4 young, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pochard (m+f), Grey Heron, 1 teenage boy fly-tipping lorry load of garden waste (Joe Beale)
  • Swiss Cottage: numerous Swifts, high, heading south in small groups of c.5 birds. Regular between 1930-2030 (Ruari Macdonald)
  • Totteridge Valley: male Sparrowhawk, 7 Swallow, male Bullfinch, 7 Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 5 Blackcap (John Colmans)

Saturday 5th August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 70+ Swift, 5+ House Martin, Kingfisher heard Wood Green Res, no sign Pied Fly (APOG Birders)
  • Antill Road E3: Chiffchaff in garden (Harry Harrison)
  • Barking Station: 2 Swallow S (Samuel Levy + Simon Worsfold)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Common Sandpiper, Jersey Tiger (Frank Nugent).
  • Brent Reservoir: Wood Warbler on Woodfield Hedge 09:12, 3 Dunlin, 3 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 17 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 26 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler; also Jersey Tiger (Andrew Self)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag E, 2+ Shelduck, 3+ Little Egret, male Marsh Harrier, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, 3+ Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 5 Dunlin, c10 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1-2 Whimbrel, c20 Yellow-legged Gull, c30 Common Tern, 10+ Swift, Skylark, 5 Sand Martin, 4+ Swallow, 5+ House Martin, 5 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Blackcap, c50 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2+ Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Reed Warbler, 3+ Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, 15+ Linnet, 200+ Goldfinch, 10+ Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting, Jersey Tiger (Ian Stewart & Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock: 1 Shoveler, Jersey Tiger (Frank Nugent).
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Egret (Frank Nugent). Sedge Wabler (Reported by visitor to the park)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pochard fem with 3 large young, 2 juv Shelduck, Hobby, 2 juv Kestrel, pr Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, 1st summer Caspian Gull orange ring, ad Yellow-legged Gull,1st summer Lesser-black backed Gull with an incredible whimbrel style deformed bill, 2 Swallow W, large Yellow-bellied Slider. (R.Kaye); 1st summer Caspian Gull - the ring of the above bird bore the inscription 'G0UT' (J.Wilczur)
  • North Finchley: c15 Swift S at dusk (John Colmans)
  • Oxleas Wood: Kestrel, 1+ Hobby, 4+ Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Tawny Owl called near the cottage 18.20, 2+ Blackcap, Whitethroat, 4+ Goldcrest, 1+ Nuthatch, Jay, Southern Hawker, 4+ Migrant Hawker (Ian Stewart)
  • Pimlico Gardens 17:40: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls juv/1cy, 4cy - unusually low numbers of large laridae (Nick Senior)
  • Pinner (HA5): Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker - including a juvenile, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 7 Swift & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Plumstead SE18: 18 Swift 08:15 (Tim Rymer).
  • Regent's Park: Common Tern autumn-1st S over zoo 1050, c100 Swift feeding low over playing fields 0945, 5 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Avelely bay, 7.45, Turnstone with single Dunlin, 3 Avocet, Whimbrel, Black tailed godwits, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Shelduck, in reserve Hobby, Bearded Tits, and later in morning a well attended Hen Harrier day, well done to everyone and especially the staff (G Gram) 3 Avocet still 16:30, 305+ Starling, 10 Common Tern, 37+ House Martin, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 43+ Common Swift (others reported nearer 200), 3 Swallow, Kingfisher, 4 Kestrel, f Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 3 Marsh Harrier, 42 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whimbrel, flock of 10 small waders (2 Ringed Plover, at least 8 Dunlin). (Samuel Levy) Sparrowhawk (female with Goldfinch prey at 10.00) and Buzzard (mobbed by a Kestrel at 11.20) to add to the raptor count (D Fletcher)
  • Richmond Park: ad+ juv Common Tern, 2 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Whitethroat, 4 juv Common Lizard, yearling Grass Snake + min 10 Willow Emerald Damselflies (Neil Anderson+ LNHS E+E party)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Moorhen over calling c2am, Willow Warbler in garden c2pm, 4 House Martin W, Grey Wagtail SW patch year-1st, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: As below, the LWT and Waltham Forest Council are applying for an Alcohol/late music license that will cause extensive disruption to birds and wildlife at Walthamstow Res. However, the Waltham Forest licensing team will only consider objections on grounds of public safety/disorder/public nuisance, not environmental ones. Please send your objections on these grounds (+ wildlife ones) by 14th August. Documentation attached here.[2] There is also a template objection letter here for people to use/adapt.[3] Many thanks (Walthamstow Birders).
  • Wanstead Flats: 300-400 Swift east, 20 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, Swallow, 15+ Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 24 Whitehroat, 2 Goldcrest, Wheatear, 14 Skylark, 2-4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Reed Bunting, 30 + Greenfinch, Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe (2 young birds), Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Painted Lady, Clouded Yellow (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 10 Swift, Linnet, Kingfsher, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Brown Argus (Nick Croft/James Heal)
  • Wembley Park: 100+ Swift over at 15:10 (Joe Taylor)

Friday 4th August 2017Edit

  • Putney Common: 1 Kestral sitting on tree fence and then flying around the common (Sam Bittan)
  • Alexandra Park: 1w male Pied Flycatcher still 0715 at least in silver birches SW corner of Pitch n Putt, also 2+ Willow Warbler (Bob Watts). Still present and very showy using low perches at times 0905 (Gareth Richards per Bob Watts). Showing well at 1108 (Bruce Carson) & still present 1730 (per Bob Watts). Kingfisher, Little Egret, House Martin at Wood Green Res (Tony Jakeman)
  • Brentford: 3 Peregrine Falcons over Great West Road (Michael Robinson)
  • Brookmill Park: Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bunhill Fields: Whitethroat juv (Nick Senior)
  • Crayford Marshes: Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Egret, male Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, 3+ Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 13 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 16+ Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew (Aveley Bay), Whimbrel, Common Gull, c40 Yellow-legged Gull, 60+ Common Tern, 5+ Swift W, 4+ Swallow, 4+ House Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, Blackcap, 8+ Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 4+ Jackdaw, 4 Corn Bunting, Southern Hawker, unidentified hawker sp- probably Brown but just never looked "right", brown tint in wings less obvious as it hunted around reeds. I didn't get a good look at it's eyes (Ian Stewart)
  • Dollis Brook: Little Egret flew up from the brook at the A406 junction with A41. (Samuel Levy)
  • Erith (railway pier behind Morrison's): Little Egret, Grey Heron W, Oystercatcher, c10 Common Tern, Grey Wagtail (Ian Stewart)
  • Joydens and Chalk Woods: Common Buzzard with 1-2 begging juv. 2 Kestrels calling, swooping and locking talons together (not seen this behavior from this species, possibly juvs). Sparrowhawks juv calling from tree thicket. 1 Hobby. Several Barn Swallow families swooping over pastureland (Patrick English)
  • Eastcote (Field End Recreation Ground) 11 Swift 19:15 (Tim Rymer).
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 9 screaming swift 20:30 (Samuel Levy)
  • Kingston Bridge: 54 Mute Swans (Tony Leppard)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 34 Common Swift drifting SW over. 1 Kestrel hunting near to M25, 1 Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest & 2 juv Shelduck (S.Patel)
  • North Finchley: Hobby S over house at 08.10, also 3 Swifts half an hour later (John Colmans)
  • Pinner (HA5): moulting Sparrowhawk over at 19:55, 7 Swift south, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker & 2 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge)
  • Primrose Hill: f/juv Teal (autumn-1st) S toward Regent's Pk L 0650, 7 Swift (incl 2 S 0545), 2 Swallow (autumn-1st) S 0645 - vismig 05:20-07:20 (Twitter)
  • Purfleet: 1 Sanderling, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Yellow-legged Gull (Fraser Simpson)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Kestrel f w/ juv, juv Little Grebe, pr Great Crested Grebe w/ 3yg, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat (Twitter)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: As below, the LWT and Waltham Forest Council are applying for an Alcohol/late music license that will cause extensive disruption to birds and wildlife at Walthamstow Res. However, the Waltham Forest licensing team will only consider objections on grounds of public safety/disorder/public nuisance, not environmental ones. Please send your objections on these grounds (+ wildlife ones) by 14th August. Documentation attached here.[4] Many thanks (Walthamstow Birders) Why do London Wildlife Trust want to encourage late night drinking here and ruin the peace? Because the council will be the ones making money from corporate events etc.(Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Common Tern, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 House Martin, c20 Swift (Chris Farthing)
  • Woolwich Thames : 80+ Cormorant fishing in deep channel (new year high)

Thursday 3rd August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Blackcap, Common Tern, 3 Green Woodpecker (2 adult +juv), 2 Grey Heron, 8 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher (silver birches, SW corner Pitch n' Putt 0915 to 0930 at least), Willow Warbler (Bruce Carson) 10+ House Martin, 2 Swift. Wood Green Res 1730 but no sign Pied Fly (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir:Little Ringed Plover,3 Common Sandpiper,Lapwing,Cetti's Warbler (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Crayford Marshes: Teal, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel, Hobby, Oystercatcher, 12 Lapwing, 6 Common Sandpiper, Curlew (Aveley Bay), Whimbrel (saltings), c50 Yellow-legged Gull, c70 Common Tern, Swift W, 3+ Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, Whitethroat, 3+ Reed Warbler, c10 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness: 2 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 6 Shelduck, Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Swift, 20 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 5 Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (Conrad Ellam)
  • Fulham: 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (3cy, 2cy, 2 juvs) on R Thames off Lysia St in evening (Josh Jones)
  • Gallions Reach: Sanderling, 20+ Common Tern (KJM)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Sand Martin, (John Bushell)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Common Swift low sw, 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull (Neil Batten)
  • Purfleet: 52 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher (Fraser Simpson)
  • Ruxley GPs: 4 Mute Swan, c20 Gadwall, f Pochard, 50+ Tufted Duck, 10+ Swift, 2+ Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 2+ Swallow, c20 House Martin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup: 2 juv f Sparrowhawks pestered by Crows in Longlands Recreation Ground. (Patrick English)
  • Thornbury Park: Swift 1 - 8-9pm swinging between the parks and the water works in the late evening sunshine. (K Beddow)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: According to the Walthamstow Wetlands website "The story of London Wildlife Trust is one of volunteers, staff, and local people working tirelessly to protect the capital’s special natural spaces from development and mismanagement." Unfortunately, the LWT and Waltham Forest Council are applying for an Alcohol/late music license that will cause extensive disruption to birds and wildlife at Walthamstow Res. However, the Waltham Forest licensing team will only consider objections on grounds of public safety/disorder/public nuisance, not environmental ones. Please send your objections on these grounds (+ wildlife ones) by 14th August. Documentation attached here.[5] Many thanks (Walthamstow Birders) The gentrification of London rolls on. Much the same as Barnes WWT has a zoo licence, birds full of clipped wings & more interest in cash from weddings etc than bird & environment protection. Barn Elms res was a better set up! PLEASE ALL OBJECT, We don't want a repeat situation here!!

Wednesday 2nd August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 21 Black-headed Gulls (16 on filter bed 1), 7 House Martins wood Green Res (Gareth Richards, Bob Watts). 3 Swift hawking in heavy cloud NE, 1830 (Bruce Carson).
  • Armoury Road, Lewisham: 2 House Martin feeding over the Ravensbourne (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clissold Park: 40+ Swifts making slow progress SW at midday, 5 House Martins too (Pete Mantle)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 75 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Egret, 4 Common Tern, Sand Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (John Bushell)
  • Grovelands Park: eclipse drake Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid (Robert Callf)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 11 Swifts s, 1 Yellow Wagtail S, 2 Barn Swallows, 25 House Martins, 11 Sand Martins, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warblers, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpolls SW (Nick Senior)
  • Lamorbey Park: 10 Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, 4 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6+ Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Ponders End: Jersey Tiger Moth seen in tree-work yard this morning by Michael Barker (Martin Shepherd); I saw two Jersey tiger moths last Sunday just outside Rainham RSPB Reserve (Terence Baker).
  • Purfleet: 3 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel, 14 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 1 Little Stint adult, 3 Sanderling, 25+ Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 1 Hobby, 25+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 Whinchat (Dante Shepherd)
  • Ruxley GPs (permit only): 20 Gadwall, f Pochard, c50 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, Hobby, Water Rail, c20 Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin, c20 Swallow, House Martin, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 7+ Reed Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Shrewsbury Park, SE18: 2 Nuthatch, 3 Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel 07:00 (Tim Rymer).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (S): Hundreds of Swifts feeding over reservoirs and filter beds this morning. (Quentin Given)

Tuesday 1st August 2017Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret flew over cricket scrub from NW at 0705 heading towards Wood Green Res, Sand Martin, 2 Swift, Small Tortoiseshell 1815, also Tufted Ducks females with one young each Boating Lake (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret flew E 07:10 (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes (evening visit): 9 Shelduck, 5 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 30 Common Sandpiper (19 at Darent mouth, 9 on barrier, 2 flew along creek towards barrier at high tide. I may have missed a couple too), 6 Dunlin, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel flew upriver, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern upriver, 5+ Swift, Green Woodpecker, 5 Sand Martin S, 6+ Swallow, 5+ House Martin, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, 6+ Jackdaw, 10 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Creekmouth: 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Common Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Eltham Park north: 1+ Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Fryent Country Park: Red Kite, Hobby, Reed Bunting (Joe Taylor)
  • Lambeth Bridge 17.50: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls both juv/1cy upriver (Nick Senior)
  • Leatherhead: 16 Common Swift hawking insects above the station 18:20 (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Peregrine, 2 Little Egret W, 1 Common Tern, 2 Chiffchaff, brood of 10 Gadwall, brood of 3 Pochard, brood of two Little Grebe (WWT Website) 2 large juv Shelduck, from the brood on site? Sadly not- all eight ducklings disappeared shortly after hatching. Actually, the entire family (2 adults & 6 ducklings) disappeared so their fate was not known. Presumably the young were predated, perhaps the adults as well. Either that or the adults just flew away, Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Yellow-legged Gull, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Red Kite, Goshawk flew SW 11.45. (R.Kaye)
  • Mitcham Common: all on Mill Hill Hobby low heading west, Lesser Whitethroat, male Reed Bunting 17:30. later on at Croydon end pr Linnet perched, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat, 5 Swift, 19:45 Hobby high up (Michael Mac)
  • North Finchley: 5 Swift over house (John Colmans)
  • Oxleas Wood: Pair Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby (RT), 6+ Stock Dove, 3 Swift, 6+ Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, c20 Goldcrest inc several juvs, 10+ Coal Tit, 4+ Nuthatch, 3+ Treecreeper, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw over (Ian Stewart, Ron Turner)
  • Pinner (HA5): Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 2 Goldfinch & a single Swift (Jon Ridge)
  • Plumstead SE18: 11 Swift 08:20 (Tim Rymer)
  • Primrose Hill: c15 Swift [incl 3 S 05:25-05:30] (Twitter)
  • Purfleet: 20 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Whimbrel, 8 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Common Tern, 12 Swift, 1 Harbour Porpoise (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rammey Marsh: Oystercatcher flew over lake (seen and heard from my living room) and headed SWW towards KGV Reservoir, also Garden Warbler still singing (Neville Smith).
  • Regent's Park: m Kestrel in heavy moult, Hobby through 1020, 4 Swift, 4 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat incl local moulting m, Reed Warbler (Twitter)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 5 Common Swift lingering over the Broadway early evening (Neil Batten)
  • Streatham Hill, SW2: 3 Swift circling above junction of Thornton Ave amd Telford Ave, 8.45pm (N. Granger-Taylor)
  • Teddington: Sparrowhawk in Bushy Park, east Woodland Garden at 1230 (Mike Foster)
  • Thornbury Park: Sparrowhawk f, Swift 2 - late afternoon (K Beddow)
  • Tooting Bec Common, north end: 2 Long-Eared Bats feeding c 20ft above green alongside Emmanuel Rd, 9pm (N. Granger-Taylor)
  • West Harrow: Willow Warbler through the garden this morning; also Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit (Alex Massey)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, 4 House Martin, c40 Swift (Chris Farthing)


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