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Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Whinchats Cricket Scrub, Hobby, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk 13.00-13.30 (Mike Benyon); Wryneck again cricket scrub 1715 but not since also 2 Spotted Flycatchers deer enclosures (Henry Wyn-Jones), Yellow Wagtail NE 0700 (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington SF: 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 10 Common Buzzard, 2 Greenshank, 15 Lapwing, 35 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 30 Mallard, 25 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 House Martin, 50 Swallow, 2 Pochard (BFBG website)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper & 2 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Spotted Flycatcher near feeders Bird Pond plus 1 by Highgate No 1 Pond 08:00 (Allan Stewart) plus one at top of Pryor's Field (MBS)
  • Hollow Ponds, Leytonstone: 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 5 ChiffChaff (rDo)
  • Hyde Park, 3 (vocal)Hobbies high over Nursery at 8.30am.(D.Jordan)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Whinchat perched on maize crop (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Crake, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (ELBF via Twitter) Avocet, Marsh Harrier, Grey Plover, Ruff, Whinchat (RSPB Rainham via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Osprey over at 07.30 (M.Lewis) 430 Swallow over mainly SW- passage all morning including 390 counted 10.30-11.30 when passage ceased, 2 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, male Wigeon, Pochard duckling with Tufted Duck "mother", Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Reed Bunting- Lawn Field (J.Wilczur) 4 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit- Lawn Field, Kingfisher (J.Few) Whinchat- 16 acre (M. Lewis) Spotted Flycatcher (S.Read)
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Kingfisher, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Sidcup: 3 Spoonbill flew SE over York Avenue at 07:55 (ian Stewart per JA)
  • Tooting Common: Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcap (James Hudson)
  • tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: juv Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcap, fem/juv Common Whitethroat (Bob Watts)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Hobby, 4 Tree Sparrow, Little Owl. (A Gardiner, R Coombes, S Blake)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Swift, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 50+ Swallow (Jonathan Nasir); Common Redstart still in the rear paddocks at 4pm, then in a nearby horse chestnut (Adam Winstanley)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, 2-3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 40 + Swallow, Sand Martin, 10 + House Martin, 10 + Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 15+ Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 6 Shoveler, f Pochard, f Teal, 3 Gadwall, plenty of Dunnock though! (Nick Croft) Nuthatch over Bush Wood Road (Richard Rae)
  • Waterworks NR: 13 Common Buzzard over 11.45 - 12.45, 2 Whinchat on Pitch n Putt, Cetti's Warbler (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Wryneck still 1304. Plus c7 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, c6 Whitethroat & 5 Buzzard east. (Roy Nuttall & David Lindo)

Monday 1st September 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Wryneck still 1830 when flew to Cricket Scrub (APOG), 1:30 in the lone willow south perimeter of cricket pitch, then flew back towards the west clump of trees (Dawn Painter).Common Tern over Boating lake 18:10 (P.Angus). 2 Hobbies over woods to north of Cricket Pitch 1600 (Francis Tusa).
  • Brent Reservoir: (07:45 - 10:45) 2 Egyptian Goose (East Marsh), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (flycatching from dead tree on north bank), 2 Swift (Ed Wang).
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam).
  • Highgate, Waterlow Park: (07.40) 1 Spotted Flycatcher ,2 Chiffchaff (Paul Angus)
  • Hollow Ponds, Leytonstone: 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6 Cormorant flying over, 6 Mistle Thrush, 2 Jay (rDo)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Snipe, 35 Lapwing, male Ruddy Duck, 2 Swift, 25 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 47 Greenfinch (J.Wilczur); Merlin late morning (via twitter)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 47 Barn Swallow on overhead wires 08:30 (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Common Redstart with really bright orange flanks - never seen that before, first-winter Whinchat, 2 Little Owl, Common Buzzard, Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Swallow through, 4 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove, 37 Jackdaw, 2 Jay & 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham RSPB: Curlew Sandpiper (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: c25 House Martin, c3 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher - quick visit after big clear-through & clearout y'day (RPBirders).
  • Richmond Park: 14 Whinchat- still 5 at Lawn Field/Pen Ponds 15.00 (Peter Hart) 5 at Pond Slade/16 Acre Field (M.Lewis) one at Sawyer's Hill (M.Delpy) & 3 at The Bog (J.Wilczur) Redshank- Upper Pen Pond- early a.m. (S.Read per JW) 2 Stonechat- Lawn Field (MD)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher [08:30-09:00] (Frank Nugent).
  • Sidcup: Tree Pipit over York Avenue at 07:14 (Ian Stewart per JA)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Whinchat still at 0730, at west end of the causeway. Also one Black-necked Grebe distantly on South Basin (Alastair Dent with Bob Warden).
  • Trent Park: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (2 Old Golf Course, 1 Water Garden) (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Common Snipe, c6 Tree Sparrow, 23 Mistle Thrush, c50 Swallow, c50 House Martin (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm: Little Egret flew NE 07:25, Whinchat, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: (big clearance) Cuckoo, 2-3 Whinchat, Common Redstart, Wheatear, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1-2 Tree Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 15 Mistle Thrush, Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 3 Pochard, 2 Teal, Gadwall, 5 Swallow, Sand Martin, 22 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, Goldcrest (Richard Rae/Dan Hennessy/John Weil/Nick Croft)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Common Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c3 Whinchat, c18 Blackcap, c10 Whitethroat, c3 Willow Warbler & c10 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).

Sunday 31st August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Wryneck western perimeter cricket pitch and cricket scrub and f Redstart from 0850, also 3 Whinchat, 6 Spotted Flycatcher (3 Grove), 2 Sand Martin, Northern Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Henry Wyn-Jones et al)
  • Bentley Priory: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, m Redstart, Common Buzzard (Record shot pictures for both pr of Whinchat & Flycatchers Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 2 Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 5 Swift, 14 Sand Martin & 26 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Croxley Common Moor : Sedge Warbler and Yellow Wagtail (Maeland1960)
  • Edgwarebury, HA8: 4 Whinchat, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Wheatear (2 reported later by Robin Morden), 2 adults & 1 juv Red-legged Partridge, 23 Linnet, breeding Swallows, House Martins, House Sparrow colony, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, & Hobby (Fay Broom, Bob Husband, et al NW London RSPB Group field trip)
  • Hampstead Heath: 8 Wheatear (5 top of Parliament Hill, 2 on Running track, 1 flyover), 5 Whinchat (4 opp running track, 1 on hill), Cuckoo over the hill and into Hedge 2, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit W, 12 Sand Martin W, 2 Yellow Wagtail W, 20+ Meadow Pipit W, 200+ Swallow all directions, Hobby over Pryor's Field, Common Buzzard S (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle); Wood Warbler 1330 in birches 50yards from Sphagnum bog & 3 Spotted Flycatchers there, Hobby in area, Honey Buzzard east over Parliament Hill at 15:30, 2 Whinchat & Redstart in Hedge 1, 4 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap & 8 Chiffchaff (Oliver Simms).
  • Ickenham Marsh: Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Grey Wagtail, Swallow & Sand Martin (Nigel Dodd)
  • Osterley Park: 1 Wheatear, 1 Spotted Flycatcher. Viz-mig - 8 Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail (K.Fisher); f Whinchat 1500 in scrub opp horse paddocks by private lake (BirdGuides)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: Common Redstart adult male, Yellow Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Whinchat, 7+ Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Common Redstart (adult & first-winter males & a female), 2 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, Little Owl, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 21 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 11 Stock Dove & 3 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Long-eared Owl roosted north of cordite store, Red-crested Pochard, Spotted Crake, 4+ Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, Oystercatcher (Little Stint reported yesterday), Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 50 + Swallow, Cuckoo (juvenile), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Whinchat, 6 Stonechat, Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Avocet, Bearded Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler (RSPB et al)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Swift, 20+ Swallow, 2+ House Martin, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, prob Grasshopper_Warbler 0730 nr chat bush area 34, 9 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 4 Whinchat on chat bush at 07:40-08:45 - largest recorded site total since '60s, Tree Pipit, Wheatear (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Redshank low over Pen Ponds then flew off NW 08.45 (J.Wilczur, M.Delpy) 10 Whinchat- 5 Lawn Field, 3 Pond Slade, 2 The Bog (J. Cass, Martin P, S. Read, JW) 34 Reed Bunting- 28 Lawn Field, 6 Hawthorn Valley, 2 Whitethroat, 37 Swallow- 25 SW, 12 Holly Lodge (JW) Kingfisher, 2 Meadow Pipit (SR) 2 Wheatear- Paddocks (H. Bradshaw, JW)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 2 male Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper,2 Dunlin, Greenshank on the North basin.(Jim Sweetland)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 3/4 Reed Warbler, Song Thrush, 7 LTT, Heron (Phil Laurie)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant, Buzzard, Red Kite, Hobby, 4 Kestrel, 2 or 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Sandpiper together, 15 Lapwing, Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 25 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Wheatear, 3 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Rook, 35+ Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley/Nigel Dodd)
  • Thorney C.P:, 4 Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Sparrowhawk over, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Little Grebes (Sue Giddens). Sue I believe the picture is of a female Common Redstart (as discussed on London Birders Facebook page - Lol Bodini)' at Thorney Countr Park]]
  • Totteridge Valley: Whinchat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler (Ian Ellis).
  • Trent Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher Water Garden (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm: 3 Whinchat, 1 f/imm Northern Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 6+ Meadow Pipit - 1st of autumn here (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Riding stables, front paddocks - Pied Flycatcher, 2+ Spotted Flycatcher, favouring Western side of paddocks either side of the track running East-West between them. A few Chiffchaffs and Blackcap. Rear paddocks - 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail. Bomb crater field - 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 4 Pheasant. North marsh - 2 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 5 Swallow SW. (Paul Whiteman, Graham Howie, Su Huckle, JW Davies). 3 Spotted Flycatcher still present in front paddocks 16.00 plus 2 Wheatear still (Lol Bodini/Stuart Fisher).
  • Walthamstow Res: Black-necked Grebe West Warwick (per Pete Lambert). BNG still present this evening in NE cnr. (Paul Whiteman)
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    West Warwick BNG (Paul Whiteman)

    3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Common Sandpipers Lockwood. 2 Spotted Flycatchers together bushes NW corner of Lockwood, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, bushes NE Lockwood, Kingfisher Lower Maynard (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 11 Whinchat, 7 Common Redstart, 10 Northern Wheatear, 14 + Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 10 + Swallow, House Martin, 10 + Willow Warbler, 30 + Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 + Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 10 + Blackcap, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Skylark (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Common Redstart, c6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, c6 Swallow, c5 Whinchat, c10 Whitethroat & c6 Meadow Pipit. (The Scrubbers)
  • Is today's count of scarce migrants a record? (Richard Francis).

Saturday 30th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Whinchat western perimeter cricket pitch, 2 Hobby, one chased Swift for 2 minutes before another individual arrived and caught, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcap (APOG)
  • Bentley Priory: f Redstart, North part of Spring Meadow 9:00am (Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing, Hobby, 25 Swift, 4 Willow Warblers, 14 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap & 3 Common Whitethroat (Brent Birders)
  • Cranford CP: 3 Hobby (1 adult & 2 juvs), 4 Buzzard, 1 m Sparrowhawk, 1 f Kestrel, c10 ChiffChaff, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Mistle Thrush, Grey Heron (W.Marks, T.James, S.Giddens, J.Giddens)
  • Crayford Marshes: 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 20 Lapwing, 4-7 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 50+ Common Tern, 4 Yellow Wagtail 3N 1 on landfill, Whitethroat, 3+ Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Rook S 16.55 (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Arctic Tern upriver 8.15, steady trickle of Common Terns in ones and twos through till late afternoon at least, 2 Kingfisher, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff in Ecology Park, Willow Warbler by Beckham Academy (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hainault Country Park: Spotted Flycatcher (David Bradnum)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Tree Pipit in Cohen's Field & 1 over Parliament Hill, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 16 Swallow, 1 Shoveler & 1 Gadwall at Highgate 1 Pond, Kingfisher at Stock Pond (Frank Nugent).
  • Lake Farm: 2 Common Redstart, 1 f Kestrel, 4 Linnets, 4 Blackcaps, Green Woodpecker (W.Marks, T.James, S.Giddens, J.Giddens)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park and Orient Way: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, juv Hobby, Peregrine N with prey, Little Egret S, 4 Swallow N, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, 340+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Mistle Thrush (Stuart Fisher/Paul Whiteman)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, c.40 House martin, 20 Sand Martin, 2 Swift, 4 Blackcap, family group of c.6 Reed Warbler (Martin Honey)
  • Osterley Park: 2 Common Buzzard soaring before drifting SE, Cormorant, 6 Egyptian Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 chicks), 2 Green Woodpecker (1 fem juvenile), 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 18+ Jackdaw, Kingfisher flying across middle lake, Little Owl, 11 Mandarin, 6 Mistle Thrush, 15+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Richard Woolley).
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 4 Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 41 Barn Swallow and 1 House Martin perched on metal railings 09:10 (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham: 1 Swift, 7 House Martin (Richard Harrison).
  • Rainham Marshes: 4 Whinchat, Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Female Marsh Harrier, 14 Black-tailed Godwits, Yellow Wagtail, 7 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, Avocet, Sandwich Tern, 125 Common Terns all west up river and both Common and Grey Seals (Dave Morrison); 2 Garganeys, Red-crested Pochard, juv Ruff, and juv Little Ringed Plover - Aveley Pool (David and Ian Bradshaw).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 3 Gadwall, 3 Swallow, 3 House Martin, c15 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart still areas 28&39, Hobby pm (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Wryneck in Lawn Field bracken at 10.30,11.00 and briefly at 12.15, also 3 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 5 Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Swift, 2 Swallow, House Martin, 30 Sand Martin SW (J.Wilczur et al) Hobby, Tit flock of 87 birds (JW)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black Terns still early am (Bob Warden per FJM)
  • Staines Reservoir: Mid-afternoon, 2 Black Terns, 1 Little Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Hobby, 240+ Cormorants (Tony Leppard)
  • Totteridge Valley: Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Rook, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Little Owl (all Folly Farm), also 2 Hobby, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel (Ian Ellis).
  • Trent Park: Pied Flycatcher and 3 Spotted Flycatcher feeding in Water Garden 11:00 - 11:25 (Robert Callf); also Grasshopper Warbler, 4 plus Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher still present, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 6 Swallow, 3 Goldfinch, Goldcrest, Nuthatch. (Pete Lowman, Bob Husband, Mark Smith).
  • Vicarage Farm: f Common Redstart bushes opposite firing range, 2 Whinchat hedgerow off Hog Hill 08:10, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Common Sandpipers - Lockwood, 25+ Swifts over No 5 (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, Common Redstart (f), 2 Northern Wheatear, 5-6 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 + Swallow, 10 House Martin, 10 + Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 15 + Common Whitethroat, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Gadwall (Wanstead Collective)

Friday 29th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 30+ House Martin, 3+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (APOG)
  • Barking early a.m: Black Tern@ 6.06am, Sandwich Tern @ 6.40am, 80 Common Terns, Kingfisher and 4 Common Sandpipers.(Dave Morrison)
  • Beddington SF: 2 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Common Redstart (Birdguides)
  • Gallions Reach:Arctic Tern (KJMcmanus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Tree Pipit, Whinchat, Common Redstart, Swift, c30 Swallows, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat (Dave Porritt).
  • Ingrebourne Hill: 3 Whinchat (found by Dave McGough) and 3 Swift.(Dave Morrison)
  • Oakwood Park, N14: Northern Wheatear fem/imm on golf course and felled tree trunk - my first for this site! (Robert Callf)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Prince George Ave, N14: Swift 09:00 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Tree Pipit on ground by centre 0735, 2 Whinchat, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Bearded Tit, Ruff, adult Roseate Tern upriver at 1440, 2 Little Tern, 14 Arctic Tern, 5 Black Tern, 140 Common Tern, Curlew Sandpiper (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 11 Cormorant chevron SW 0630, Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swallow S, 3 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler - exodus overnight, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redstart areas 20&28&39, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBirders)
  • Sidcup DA15(York Avenue): 2 Swifts and Grey Wagtail over am (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Black Terns (Birdguides)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Whinchat favouring small trees on east side of Quaggy river and showing well at times, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, Kingfisher (Ian Stewart)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, 10+Chiffchaff (one singing), 5 Blackcap, Whitehroat, 9 Swallow, 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher Moat Wood (Robert Callf); also 4 Spotted Flycatcher ( Water Garden), Kestrel, 10 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Red-legged Partridge( Plumridge Farm), ( Pete Lowman).
  • Vicarage Farm: 1 f Common Redstart hawthorn near firing range, Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Nightingale report was erroneous bird was a Reed Warbler (oops!) Common Redstart (first winter male), Whinchat, Wheatear, Turtle Dove, 5-6 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 20 + Swallow, 10 + House Martin, Hobby, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 3 Willow Warbler, 10 + Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 10 + Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 + Common Whitethroat, 4 Gadwall, Teal, Skylark, 21 Cormorant in one flock (Nick Croft/Richard Rae)
  • Wanstead Flats: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Whinchat (male & female), 4 Common Whitethroat (rDo)
  • Worcester Park: 1 Hobby low S over The Hamptons 08.15 (Simon Osborn)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 18 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 15 Meadow Pipit (Twitter)

Thursday 28th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Egyptian Goose flew west over cricket pitch, then presumably same bird on Wood Green Res. at 9:30, 10+ House Martin and 1-2 Swallow (Gareth Richards)
  • Beddington SF: Ruff (juvenile) on lagoons (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing. (Nick Haslett)
  • Broadwater GP: 15 Egyptian Goose, Grey Wagtail, 3 Red Kite. 5 Wigeon and c20 Swift (C Lamsdell)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Sandwich Tern E 13.20, 3 Arctic Tern W 13.35, 2 Little Egrets, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 1st winter Yellow Legged Gull, c50 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail N, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Seal off Darent mouth (Ian Stewart)
  • Danson Park: 8 Little Grebe 5 ad 3 juv (my highest personal count here), 4 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper in boggy area at end of lake, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Egyptian Geese (Ian Stewart)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Sand Martin SW 18.38, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Black Tern (Derek Turner & Steve Murray per Herts BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Egret, Garganey, 72 Shoveler, 9 Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler singing (WWT website)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Black Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 6 Yellow Wagtail (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 2 Swift S 0930, House Martin, 20+ Willow Warbler almost all in largest if modest flock of autumn in area 36 birches - still reg'y outnumbering chiffies 3-4 to 1 here, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, m Redstart 1w OGS Pen a39 at 0700 [FT] (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): Little Grebe, Peregrine, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, Nuthatch, Goldcrests (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black Terns on south basin at 11.45 at least. (Roger Morton)
  • Stanwell Moor: 3 Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroats, Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Garden Warbler and many phylloscs. Please note that the path onto Staines Moor is flooded and impassable. (Roger Morton)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Whinchat, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Trent Park : 2 Spotted Flycatcher , 3 Red-legged Partridge ,3 Goldfinch ,2 Common Whitethroat ,3 Chiffchaff ,4 Blackcap ,c12 Swallow , Nuthatch, Kestrel. (Pete Lowman) OK,point taken.
  • Troy Mill GP: Cetti's Warbler (C Lamsdell)
  • Vicars Hill SE13: m Sparrowhawk swoops down into gardens. (Patrick English).
  • Wanstead Flats: Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 14 + Lesser Whitethroat, 20 + Common Whitethroat, 10 + Blackcap, 20 + Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 + House Martin, Hobby, 4-6 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 13 Mistle Thrush, 2 Teal, 7 Gadwall, Swift (Nick Croft/Tim Harris/Richard Rae)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Hobby hunting over the paddocks (put on to this by Paul Whiteman), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, c. 30 Linnet (Adam Winstanley)

Wednesday 27th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Reed Warbler, 3 Whitehroat in cricket scrub (Gareth Richards) Whinchat in south scrub 1200 (Ben Green)
  • Beddington SF: Tree Pipit (flew south), 3 Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank, Kingfisher (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 4 Yellow Wagtails SE, Wheatear at Reads Rest, Sand Martin south and 2 Willow Warblers (David Campbell).
  • Cranford Park: 4 Hobby's (2adults 2juveniles) 2 Kestrels, 3 Goldcrests, 2 Mistle Thrush,2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap(f) 3 Stock Doves.(Sue Giddens)
  • Forestdale (Selsdon): Honey-buzzard flew southeast over Brookscroft at 10:30 (Roy Weller per David Campbell).
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Arctic Tern, 120 Common Tern (over 50% Juvs), 3 Common Sandpiper. (Gary A James).
  • Kentish Town: Little Egret flew low N over Arctic Street at 0800 (Pete Mantle)
  • King George V Res; 24 Swift, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 20 Yellow Wagtail, House Martins, Sand Martins, fewer Swallow, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, 12 Common Sandpiper, 3 Clouded Yellow (Tony Clancy)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 4 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff (Tom Moulton)
  • London Wetland Centre: Hobby, Mediterranean Gull adult flew W, 5 Grey Wagtail flew SW, Yellow Wagtail SW. (R.Kaye)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Gadwall, Little Grebe ad & 2nd brood of 3 new yg in Longbridge Sanctuary area 35, 3-4 Hobby - family hunting early am, 2 Swallow SE, c10 House Martin, 12+ Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, Treecreeper calling in lime-tree copse at SE cnr of OGS Pen a39 - fresher plumage than last wk's bird, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart in hawthorns S of Hill lookout 0630, Pied Wagtail, Tree Pipit over (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Shadwell Basin: 3-4 House Martins feeding, presumed colony in area (Andrew Self)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black Tern, Common Tern, both North basin at 1630. (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stoke Newington East Reservoir: Yellow Wagtail over mid-morning, 5 Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, 4 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk (Peter Beckenham)
  • Tooting Common: Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose (James Hudson)
  • Trent Park: Tree Pipit perched in young oak at 'Old Golf Course' 10:25 hrs (Robert Callf); also 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c10 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Tufted Duck (f) (Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Knot on sand spit, Main pit. (HBC Website)
  • Vicarage Farm: Little Egret flew over 08:25 hrs, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellowhammer male and juv (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Whinchat, 2 Swallow, c20 Common Swift, 1m Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (singing), 35 Linnet (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Whinchat, Common Buzzard, Hobby, Lapwing, 2 GBB Gull, Kingfisher, 8 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: large raptor east over Long Wood with long thin rounded tail (pics with experts) and with 7-2 votes cast it's a Honey Buzzard, 3-6 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, probable Whinchat, 15+ Chiffchaff (looks like a big clear out overnight), Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Common Whitethroat, 8+ Blackcap, poss Reed Warbler SSSI, 5 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, Skylark, Spotted Flycatcher (Nick Croft/Richard Rae/Keith Marchant)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 8 Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Meadow Pipit (Twitter)

Tuesday 26th August 2014 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper & 2 Common Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: Hobby feeding on the Hill at 0700 (Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, Hobby, c70 probable Knot high and distant NW 11.15, 17 Snipe, 30 Arctic Terns SW 11.40, 26 Common Terns SW 12.05, Yellow Legged Gull 1st summer, 10 Swift, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 30 Swallow.(R.Kaye, O.Dewhurst)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 17 Swallow low over reservoir (Robert Callf)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Whinchat, Stonechat- Pond Slade (S.Read per JW) 3 Swift, 4 Sand Martin, 35 House Martin, 50 Swallow- Pen Ponds (J.Wilczur)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Whimbrel, Mediterranean Gull 1w 0835 (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: Turtle Dove S 1140, c10 House Martin, 13 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat (RPBirders)
  • Swanley Park ; Grey Wagtail, Mandarin, Nuthatch (Andy Meaton)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Common Sandpiper, c100 Swallow, Swift. (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm: Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Common Whitethroat, male Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow res (Lockwood): 4 Common Sandpipers, Wheatear, c10 Swifts, small nos Swallows and House Martins, a few Sand Martins, Kingfisher (Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: Female Common Redstart (still pub scrub), f Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, 30 + Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler (1 singing), 5 Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 + Blackcap, 7 Swallow through, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, 10 + Gadwall, 6 + Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel (Nick Croft) Whinchat (Rose Stephens)

Monday 25th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Northern Wheatear on filter bed nearest SW corner of Wood Green Res; also 4 Grey Wagtail here (3 juvs) (Gareth Richards)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brent Reservoir: (Autumn Birdcount abandoned due to rain): 6 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 8 Common Terns, Yellow Wagtail & 12 Swift (Brent Birders)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Black Tern, 4 Little Gull (3ad 1 imm), 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 150 Common Tern, Marsh Harrier, 12 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpper, Wigeon, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Yellow Wagtail. (Gary A James & Paul Davis.)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Juvenile Garganey, Avocet and 15 Black-tailed Godwit still (Shaun Harvey, Paul Hawkins)
  • KGV Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, c10 Common Sandpiper, 1 Northern Wheatear, c20 Yellow Wagtail (Neville Smith).
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: Whinchat still (hiding at top of sycamores, then seen flying to allotments), 2-3 Common Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, 400+ Starling (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Ruff- flew off 12.10, 2 Greenshank, 15 Snipe, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret flew NW, Garganey eclipse drake, Ruddy Duck drake, Hobby, Kingfisher,10 Swift, 2 Swallow. 30 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur, M.Honey, M,Caiden, S.Fogg, O.Dewhurst)
  • Northolt + Greenford CP (Marnham Field only): several Blackcap + Chiffchaff with mixed tit flock, Lesser Whitethroat, juv Bullfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • QEII Reservoir: pale-morph ad Arctic Skua 07:35-07:45 then high NE (BirdGuides)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 dark-morph ad Arctic Skua till 0910 then SE (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: 8+ Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, c250 Starling on playing fields 0730 - largest flock obs'r has seen here, 4+ Spotted Flycatcher all before monsoon at 11am (RPBirders)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Whinchat (NW corner), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Lee Dingain)
  • Stanwell Moor: 1 Hobby, 6 Lapwing, 3+ Swallow (Lee Dingain)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Yellow Wagtail with 11 Pied Wagtails on Lockwood, Redshank on East Warwick, 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern (Stuart Fisher)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Redstart (pub scrub), Whinchat (brooms), 4 Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 + Willow Warbler, 40 + Chiffchaff (mostly SSSI), 10 + Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 + Blackcap, 15 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, f Teal, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 + House Martin, Skylark, 6 Mistle Thrush (Dan Hennessy/Bob Vaughan/Nick Croft)

Sunday 24th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Whinchat, south perimeter of cricket pitch up to 11:00 (Gareth Richards)
  • Brent Reservoir: Tree Pipit in shrike field at 10.15, Spotted Flycatcher on Woodfield Hedge, Greenshank heard calling, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, Snipe, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 6 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 60 Swift & 30 Sand Martin (Andrew Self)
  • Crossness: Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 1 Swift, 2 Pied Wagtail, 7 Long Tailed Tit, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler singing, 20 Lapwing, 50 Gold Finch, Little Egret. Common Darter, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker (Phil Laurie) Phil - did you have any issues with the Travellers at Crossness? (Ralph Todd) No it was very quiet, but I was going to mention that a horse was tethered and grazing within the reserve just to the east Eastern Avenue, by the dipping pond. Bold textThanks Phil, I'll pass on to the warden (Ralph Todd)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • KGV Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Little Gull, 1 Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 4 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redshank, 15+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, c20 Swift, c25 House Martin, c50 Sand Martin, c80 Swallow, 1 female Common Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 1 Northern Wheatear, 20+ Yellow Wagtail, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Neville Smith).
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, Sedge Warbler feeding in brambles, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear flew low W, 3 Yellow Wagtail (group) NW, Tree Pipit NW, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 6 Swallow W (Frank Nugent, Pete Mantle)
  • Horsenden Hill: 2 Whinchat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler (Andy Culshaw).
  • Kensington Green W8, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1m Wheatear, (John Watson)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park area: Whinchat, 5 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Swift NE, 27 House Martin over, 2 Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey eclipse drake, 2 Ruddy Duck drakes, 2 Hobby, 7 Buzzard, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 3 Little Egret flew W, 7 Swift, Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit flew SW, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Nuthatch.(R.Kaye, C.Beazley, S.Fogg, M.Caiden)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Reed Warbler along Salmons Brook (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Oystercatcher, f Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grey Seals,(Aveley Bay), 2 Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Purfleet Scrape), Spotted Crake from 2nd Platform on boardwalk at 10.07am, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Hobby, 2 juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper,3 Common Buzzard, 60+ Swift (all from viewing platform). (John Richardson)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Kingfisher S, Jackdaw autumn-1st low S chivvied by carrion_crows, c15 House Martin, 6 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat OGS Pen area 39, 2 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher a20, m Redstart a39 still, Yellow Wagtail SW (RPBirders, Eric Barlow et al)
  • Richmond Park: Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Treecreeper, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Blackcap (TWHV)
  • Ruislip Lido/Poors Field: 29 Gadwall, 3 Buzzard + 2 Sparrowhawk in thermal over PF pond with Hobby flying under them, 2 Swift, Grey Wagtail, c20 House Martin,20+ Chiffchaff, c5 Wilow Warbler, pr Bullfinch (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 2 f/imm Northern Wheatear incl one very approachable bird (Robert Callf)
  • Stanwell Moor: Hobby, 2 Redstart (male and female/imm) (C.Lamsdell) - not in a public area
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, 1 maybe 2 different Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 5 (3+2) Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail (on deck), c25 Meadow Pipit, f Wheatear, 10+ Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, juv Willow Warbler,3 Goldcrest, Reed Bunting Rook, 5 Linnet (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Kingfisher Carr's Basin (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 1 f Common Redstart 11:10 - 11:25 hrs, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher adult, Willow Warbler, 2 f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Whinchat (Jonathan Nasir); 1 Northern Wheatear rear paddock, Jersey Tiger Moth on Coppermill Lane near car park (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: I Spotted Flycatcher, I Willow Warbler - scrub west side of East Warwick, c!0 Swifts No 5, 3 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood, 7 Whitethroat, 3, Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Turtle Dove N from Long Wood, 6 Yellow Wagtails over, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 + Common Whitethroat, 10 + Blackcap, 8 + Willow Warbler, 20 + Chiffchaff, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, 8 Gadwall, Egret sp, 4 Swallow, 10 + House Martin (Wanstead Collective).
  • Wanstead Park: 1-2 juv Water Rail by River Roding, 3 Little Egret, Kingfisher (Bob Vaughan) 15 Pochard, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 + Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Nick Croft)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 6 Whinchat am (BirdGuides)

Saturday 23rd August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra ParkCommon Redstart Cricket Scrub 8.54 (James Palmer) Spotted Flycatcher too (Gareth Richards)
  • Banstead, Park Down: Common Redstart (Steve Gale, David Campbell)
  • Brent Reservoir: Afternoon visit Spotted Flycatcher Bunds/Dump, Little Egret, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper & 4 Lapwing, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 52 Sand Martins total south, 14 Swift south (Andrew Verrall).
  • Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery: Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, House Martin, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 6 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cranford CP: 4 Hobbys (2 adults and 2 juveniles), Red Kites, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Kestrels, Kingfisher, Brown Argus (W.Marks - please visit my blog)
  • Fairlop Waters: Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Lesser Whitethroat, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, Redstart, Hobby. (Neil Twyford)
  • Greenwich Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 2+ Willow Warblers, Common Whitethroat, Tawny Owl, Jersey Tiger (yellow form), 1 Common Swift, Sparrowhawk (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: nice autumn collection- 2 Wheatears,2 Spotted Flys, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, ca 20 Willowchiffs, scattered not one flock. Occasional Blackcap. Lovely weather this morning.(Greengrandad)
  • Kentish Town: Arctic Street, 2 Swallows W and Sparrowhawk SW at 0930 (Pete Mantle)
  • Leyton, Jubilee Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Linnet, 405 Ring-necked Parakeet over (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Egret in off river flew NW, 2 Buzzard in low from playing fields flew NW, male and female Peregrine on Charing Cross all morning, 1 Garganey, 2 drake Ruddy Duck, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Geese, still Sedge and Reed Warblers around, Cetti's Warblers, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Martin Honey)
  • Osterley Park: 6 Egyptian Goose, 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 chicks), 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Hobby, 27+ Jackdaw, Kestrel, 5 Mandarin, Mistle Thrush, Pochard, Ring-necked Parakeet, Rook over (Richard Woolley).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Wheatear, 2 Little Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 62 Jackdaw, 5 Stock Dove & 32 House Sparrow (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: Osprey south (Twitter),
  • Rayners Lane (Village Way East): Grey Wagtail over (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatears, Common Redstart (area 39), 6 Whitethroats, 14 Blackcaps, 8 Willow Warblers, 14 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett); also 6 Swallow SW 0605 autumn-1st, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher 2ad & imm wildlife gdn a20, m Redstart chat bush a34 at 0810, Whinchat finally nr Hub on new palings 0735, Pied Wagtail (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Richmond Park: Holly Lodge/Hawthorn Valley- Redstart still (6th day), Wheatear- paddocks (B.Murray per JW) 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 16 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, 3 Swallow, Little Owl (J.Wilczur) Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, Kingfisher (J.Barnes), Sparrowhawk (F.Bell) Spotted Flycatcher - Ham slopes (Spencer Neal)
  • South Lodge Farm, Enfield: 4 Yellow Wagtail feeding amongst horses, Whinchat, 3 Northern Wheatear 1 m 2 f/imm (Robert Callf)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Whinchat, Common Buzzard, 5 Oystercatchers, 3 Common Sandpipers; also 4 Clouded Yellow & Jersey Tiger at station (Andrew Self)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Kingfisher Carr's Basin, Common Gull adult, 15 Black-headed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 1st w Mediterranean Gull, Dunlin, Kingfisher, 2 Little Owl, 7 Common Buzzard, 9 Red-legged Partridge (4 adult 5 juv) (Steve Blake)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: Whinchat 07:55 and 08:10 hrs, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Common Whitethroat, 35 Linnet flushed from uncultivated field by dog, Yellowhammer (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 2 Kestrel, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 12 Linnet (James Palmer) Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Swift, 8+ Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood. 3 Lesser Whitethroats in bushes at top of Lockwood, c25 Swifts still over No 5 (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Redstart, 3 Wheatear, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 + Willow Warbler, Hobby (Barry Bishop/Dan Hennessy/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wraysbury GP: Yellow Wagatil (C Lamsdell)

Friday 22nd August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra ParkCommon Redstart Cricket Scrub 8.15 ; also 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher (Bob Watts, James Palmer). Redstart still 1340 often perching on roller, 2-3 Spotted Flycatchers, also Willow Warbler, 8+ Blackcaps (Bob Watts). Redstart and Spotted flycatcher still 1530 (Ben Green). Redstart still at 1820 (James Palmer)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Whinchat (BFBG via Twitter)
  • Brent Reservoir: Whinchat on Neasden Rec, 6 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sand & 5 Lapwing (Andrew Self), plus Black-tailed Godwit (from Heron Hide), 2 Little Egret (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, 40+ Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 4-5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 20+ Yellow Legged Gull, 1+ Common Tern, 2+ Swift, c100 Swallow over yacht club reed bed pre-roost, 10+ House Martin, Grey Wagtail, 6+ Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 4 Tufted Duck (female + 3 juv), Sparrowhawk, 9 House Martin, 6+ Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Headstone Moat: Swift, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker & 26 Ring-necked Parakeet (Jon Ridge).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Yellow Wagtail(S), 1 Hobby, 90 House Martin, 4 Swift, 11 Sand Martin, 44 Shoveler (Adam Salmon) Garganey eclipse drake still, Ruddy Duck drake still, Buzzard, Red Kite, 4 Sparrowhawk, including 2 migrants high W, 28 Whimbrel flew SW at 12.50 (R.Kaye)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 5 Swift, 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Stock Dove, 12 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, Jay, 144 Jackdaw & 2 Grey Heron. quiet today (Jon Ridge).
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: ad Sanderling 0940 - permit only (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake (1350), 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: House Martin, c5 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher areas 1 & 41 (RPBirders & Francis Tusa)
  • Richmond Park: C.Buzzard 12.00pm, 27 Whimbrel flew over at c12.55, Little Egret feeding in long grass, 2 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats , f Common Redstart (T.Duckett ) Whinchat (Birdguides). Sparrowhawk (F.Bell)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): 3 Egyptian Geese, 13 Tufted Duck (2 female + 11 juv), 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Peregrines, 2 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoke Newington East Reservoir: 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 House Martin, juv Reed Warbler being fed by adult, 1 Swift (Peter Beckenham)
  • Totteridge Valley: Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Buzzard, Kestrel, c50 Swallow, 7 House Martin, Kingfisher, 6 Rook, 12-15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch (John Colmans) also Hobby, 2 Swift, 2 Southern Hawker. (T,Clancy, B. Dawton, G.Crabtree)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Wheatear, 10+ Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2+ Whitethroats (all Lockwood - warblers at south end), 100+ Swift (no. 5 res) (David Bradshaw) East Warwick: 6 Shoveler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats:2 m Common Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallow, 6 + House Martin, Sedge Warbler, 6 + Willow Warbler, 20 + Chiffchaff, 8 Lesser whitethroat, 30 + Common Whitethroat, 10 + Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Linnet, 11 Mistle Thrush, Kestrel (Dan Hennessy/John Weil/Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher along old river Lea (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Whinchat, 4 Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk (Twitter)

Thursday 21st August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra ParkCommon Redstart Cricket Scrub 10.15 (Jonathan Cooke); also 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher and Yellow Wagtail over (BirdGuides). Female Redstart from 0655, also 2 Yellow Wagtails 0655 & 0720, also 4 Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchat, Willow Warbler (Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Brent ReservoirBlack-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, Little Egret, all in East Marsh (Jo Edwards and Aron White)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 10 Yellow Wagtails W 18.42, Hobby over North Cray Wood 19.40 hunting dragonflies, Kingfisher, 15 House Martin, 8+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich: Kestrel on Naval College dome mid morning. Distant view but either female or juv. (Joe Beale)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Garganey, 45 Teal, 1 Whinchat, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard (NW), 3 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail(SE) (Adam Salmon); 1 Cetti's Warbler brood (Katy Haynes) 2 Peregrine low over site, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Garganey, 1 male Ruddy Duck, 2 Wheatear (poor photo), Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, several family groups of Reed Warbler (Martin Honey).
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Sand Martin, 4 juv Swallow, Willow Warbler (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Common Redstart, Hobby & Common Buzzard locked in combat, Little Owl in disaster area, Sand Martin & 4 Swallow through, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Stock Dove, Jay & 96 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Gadwall, juv Tawny Owl h on NW side of Pk, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler (RPBirders); 2 Spotted Flycatcher pm cricket pen area 31 (Francis Tusa per RPB)
  • Richmond Park: Holly Lodge/Hawthorn Valley- Redstart still, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 7 Reed Bunting, 9 Swallow included >5 juvs, 2 Little Owl, 2 Hobby (J.Wilczur, T. Duckett)
  • Sidcup DA15 (Lamorbey Park): new brood of 3 Tufted Ducks with the original 3 still with adult female, Peregrine, Kingfisher, 3 Egyptian Geese 1 juv (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 9 Mute Swan (7 cygnets), Hobby (over then NE), 2 Common Sandpiper, Swift, c40 House Martin, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler (TeRNS)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler (Conrad Ellam)
  • Vicarage Farm: 7+ Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Firecrest calling, Northern Wheatear, Garden Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit carrying food, f Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 + Common Whitethroat, 6 + Willow Warbler, 20 + Chiffchaff, Swallow, 6 + House Martin, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Barry Bishop/Dan Hennessy)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c4 Whinchat, at least 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Willow Warbler, c20 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c5 Blackcap, c8 Stock Dove & 1 Green Woodpecker (Twitter)

Wednesday 20th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park : Redstart female and Lesser Whitehroat cricket scrub, 3 Whinchat cricket pitch perimeter, also 2+ Willow Warblers (Gareth Richards, Bob Watts, David Callahan). Spotted Flycatcher in cricket scrub this afternoon. (Katy McGilvray) 3 whinchat, redstart and spotted flycatcher present at 6pm, also several house martin through (Tony Wileman). Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher still cricket scrub 1955 (Bob Watts)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Black-tailed Godwit (1 adult & 1 juv) (Peter Alfrey via Birding London Facebook page)
  • Brent ReservoirBlack-tailed Godwit, 4 Redshank, 9 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, all in East Marsh, 8 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff (Roy Beddard, Andrew Haynes, Steve Leeke); 6 Oystercatcher circled EM twice before flying off, also Spotted Flycatcher (Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 10 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
  • Coppetts Wood: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Blackcap, 12 R.N. Parakeet (Tony Clancy)
  • Gallions Reach: Goshawk NW @ 11.30, 6 Common Buzzard, Hobby, 5 Common Sandpiper, Swift, 2 Willow Warblers, Yellow Wagtail. (Gary A James & Paul Davis).
  • Hampstead Heath: Whinchat still on Parliament Hill (Jo Edwards)
  • Heathrow: Barn Owl. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • King George V Res 7-9am: juvenile Peregrine, juvenile Mediterranean gull, c15 Yellow Wagtails mostly south, 7 Little Egrets, 10+ Common Sandpipers, 250+ Cormorants, 10 Swifts, Kingfisher, 2 RN Parakeets over
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Firecrest (heard), 3 Willow Warbler, 7+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, 5 Pochard, 3 Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk, 2-3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still, 35 Lapwing- lake, 2 Kingfisher, 25 Swift, 26 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail- marsh & over, 2 Whinchat- marsh, Warblers: 5 Cetti's, 4 Sedge, 13 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow, 19 Chiffchaff (J.Wilczur & R.Kaye)
  • Oxleas Woods: 2 Common Buzzard circling then headed W 12 noon (John Reid)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: 3 Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park Farm: first-winter Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Owl, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 141 Jacdaw, Jay, 7 Stock Dove & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Pool River Linear Park SE6 14.00-19.00hrs: 2+ Kingfishers, Swift, Song Thrush, House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Paul Moss & John Reid)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Crake (10:05), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 10 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3-4 Lesser Whitethroat OGS Pen area 39, 2 Whitethroat, Treecreeper with tit flock in oak grove SE of nature centre a2 - 1st since Feb 2010 & patch tick for obs'r (RPBirders)
  • Richmond park: Gadwall, ad Hobby, 3 Kestrels, 2m Sparrowhawks, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Wheatear, 3 Stonechats, 2 Whinchats, f Redstart, 11 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 8 Willow Warblers, 7 Chiffchaffs, http://regentsparkbirds.blogspot.co.uk/ (Tony Duckett).
  • Tooting Commons: Willow Warbler singing, 2 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Egyptian Geese, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Jay, 7 Tufted ducklings (James Hudson)
  • Vicarage Farm: 1st-winter male Common Redstart (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddock - Wheatear (JW Davies) Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby, Common Buzzard, 8 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler, 100+ Common Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler (Jamie Partridge, Paul Whiteman, Jonathan Nasir)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2-3 Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit carrying food, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Wheater (2 x ist winter males), 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 + Common Whitethroat, 10 + Blackcap, 10 + Willow Warbler, 20 + Chiffchaff, 6 + House Martin, 2-3 Keestrel, 3 + Sparrowhawk, 6 Pochard, 8 Gadwall (A Wanstead Collective)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Whinchat, Tree Pipit (Twitter)

Tuesday 19th August 2014 Edit

  • Belhus Woods CP: Wood Warbler with tit flock by Huntshill Lake reported 0900 (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: 08.30hrs 3 Little Egret, 15.00hrs 1 Juvenile Garganey (North Marsh), 5 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (East Marsh), 8 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 12+ Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler (Roy Beddard, John Gravatt)
  • Broadwater Lake: 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Warblers in reedbed,( R. Colne), 50 Swift, Swallows and Martins (distant), c12 Common Tern, (Roger Dewey)
  • Brookmill Park: Swift, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 29 Black-tailed Godwit (Birding London Facebook)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Sand Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, poss Teal SW, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Swallow SW, 15 House Martin, 4+ Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat 1 singing, 30+ Chiffchaff 1 singing, 2+ Willow Warbler 1 sub singing, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Common Redstart, 3 House Martin, 2 Swift, 1 Swallow, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Hobby (Chris Bird, Pete Mantle, Green Grandad)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Avocet in viewing area early eve (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Hobby, 1 Garganey, 2 Ruddy Duck, 15 Swift, 60 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Kingfisher (Adam Salmon).
  • Margravine Cemetery: Swift (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Park Farm, Enfield: male Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner Park FarmWhinchat (first for two years), Skylark, Little Owl still in the disaster area , 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 78 Jackdaw, 5 Stock Dove, 5 Goldfinch & just 2 Mistle Thrush (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Spotted Crake, Common Redstart, 4 Willow Warbler (ELBF via Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: Tawny Owl, House Martin, Wood Warbler autumn-1st 0920 plane tree opp outdoor-theatre entrance area 19 in tit flock with Willows and Spotted Flycatcher, 11 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Tree Pipit autumn-1st 08:00-11:00 at least in long grass & trees nr chat-bush gorse a34 (RPBirders)
  • Richmond Park: Yellow Wagtail flushed from The Bog- unusual on ground in Park (J.Wilczur, M.Lewis) 2 Little Egret over Pen Ponds (T.Duckett) 2 juv Hobby (ML) 5 Whinchat- including 3 at Lawn Field, 3 Stonechat (mo) fem/juv Redstart- Paddocks, juv Little Owl, 4 Whitethroat- in different areas to the 14 seen yesterday, 3 House Martin, 10 Swallow- in Chestnuts close to Sheen Cross comprising >7 juvs & >2 ads, fem Sparrowhawk mobbed by 50 Ring-necked Parakeet (JW) Wheatear- on a house lawn (S.Read) NB A Wryneck reported this morning from Pond Slade was only seen briefly and just considered a possible. It was not seen again despite searching
  • St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self)
  • Southall: Wheatear on wild strip in industrial area by railway near station; also Kestrel (Neil Anderson)
  • Wanstead Flats:metal ringed first winter Mediterranean Gull (possibly 2nd winter briefly too), Common Redstart (SE of motorcycle wood in small line of hawthorns), 1-2 Whinchat NE SSSI, f Wheatear, Tree Pipit (SSSI), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8 + WillowWarbler, 20 + Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 6+ Lesser Whitethroat,20 + CommonWhitethroat, 10 + Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 4 Common Buzzard in group going west, Hobby mixed with them for a while, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Kestrel, 9 Sand Martin, Swallow, 8 + House Martin, Swift, 6 Gadwall (Nick Croft/Marco Johnson/Dan Hennessy/Richard Rae/Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • West Molesey: Redshank over my garden in Hurst Road this morning. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Willesden, Roundwood Park: 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest inc 1 juv (Charlie Farrell)

Monday 18th August 2014 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard low over cricket pitches and scrub pursued by crows between showers, also Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers Cricket Scrub, 5+ Chiffchaffs, 3+ Blackcaps, Swift, House Martin 1730-1830 (Bob Watts)
  • Belhus Woods CP: Wood Warbler with tit flock along Green Lane by Cockhide Farm 1610, also 2 Spotted Flycatchers (BirdGuides)
  • Brookmill Park: Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ewell Village: 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher at The Lower Mill. Also a Jersey Tiger Moth at 14:00 (Neil Batten).
  • Gordon Hill Station, Enfield: 2 Little Egret flew W 11:57 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Heathrow: 1 Whinchat, 1 Swallow, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Buzzard. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Yellow Wagtail(W), 1 Whinchat, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Kingfisher, 60 Teal, 15 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 45 Swift, 4 Snipe, 24 Shoveler (Adam Salmon). 2 drake Ruddy Duck still, eclipse drake Garganey still, 3 Whinchat (R.Kaye)
  • Park Farm, Enfield: 1 f Common Redstart (Robert Callf)
  • Parkside Farm, Enfield: Spotted Flycatcher adult along Salmons Brook (Robert Callf)
  • Pool River Linear Park SE6: Spotted Flycatcher and Little Egret (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland)
  • Regent's Park: Blackcap, Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler (Conrad Ellam); Shoveler over autumn-1st, c30 Ring-necked Parakeet - largest flock obs'r has seen here, Swift, House Martin, 2 Garden Warbler, Whitethroat area 39, 2 Spotted Flycatcher a28 & a31, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBirders)

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