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Wednesday 17th October 2018Edit

Tuesday 16th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Redpoll NW (first of Autumn), 18 Chaffinch, 11+ Skylark and 42 Meadow Pipit mostly SW or W, Redwing, Chiffchaff, 7 Jackdaw, Kingfisher Wood Green Res, 4+ Willow Emerald Conservation Pond, 5 Common Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small White (APOG Birders)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 5 Teal at Lady's pond feeding in unusual amount of mud due to very low water level, 1 male Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe from main hide, 11 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 4 Stonechat reads bottom (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Crossness: 5 Little Egret, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Redshank, 7 Common Snipe, 5 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam & Tom Moulton) 
  • Enfield Island Village: Yellow-browed Warbler at 09:05 in willows along River Lea south of Rifles site calling frequently and seen briefly - was with 2 Chiffchaff and a tit flock (Martin Shepherd)
  • Gallions Reach: 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Redshank, Skylarks moving through. (Kevin McManus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Kingfisher Sanctuary Pond (BirdsMBS walk)
  • Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Raven still, 15 Skylark (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  • Kensal Green: 7 Mistle Thrush over (Charlie Farrell)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Raven high se 13:00 (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Buzzard wildside, 2 Skylark S, 7 Common Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: 13 Linnet (over S), 2 Meadow Pipit (over S) (Sam Jones) Hi Sam. Grateful for yr sightings but per standard data format, pls put totals before species names, not after - thx.
  • Perivale Wood: Common Buzzard circling wood and later mobbed by Crow am (Martin Smith)
  • Rainham RSPB: Jack Snipe (Ian Baker per ELBF FB); CATTLE EGRET, 3 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier m f juv-f juv-m, 3 Buzzard, 130 Lapwing, m Ruff, 17 Jackdaw, 40 Skylark, 31 Meadow Pipit W, 21 Greenfinch, 38 Chaffinch W, 300 Linnet, 60 Goldfinch, Siskin (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 13+ Skylark SW, 16 Meadow Pipit SW, 2 Grey Wagtail, 22 Redwing W, Dartford Warbler very elusive at Lawn Field, 24 Magpie flew W in a flock, 29 Starling W, 30+ Chaffinch W, 22 Greenfinch S, Linnet S, Snow Bunting SW at 10.15 - thanks to R.Kaye for the alert, 6 Red Admiral S, Speckled Wood (J.Wilczur)
  • Rye Meads NR: Brambling (Toby Spall via Herts BC)
  • St Albans: incl 5+ Skylark, 28+ Redwing, 2+ Mistle Thrush, 1+ Grey Wagtail, 2+ Meadow Pipit, 15+ Chaffinch, 2 Linnet & 2 Corn Bunting over gdn by Foxcroft PF in 30min am (Rupert Evershed via Twitter & Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Yellow-browed Warbler called 4x southeast corner of park 1405 but not seen (David Darrell-Lambert tweet)
  • Sanderstead station: Skylark over, also Chaffinch and Sparrowhawk. (John Birkett)
  • Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve: Green Sandpiper (Jack Headley)
  • South Norwood: 4+ Redwing h over 1930 (Gavin Hawgood via Croydon Birders)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 1 Grey Wagtail over, 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; Red Admiral and Speckled Wood Butterflies (Charlie Farrell)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, m Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 11 Common Snipe, 25+ Common Gull, Peregrine, 3+ Skylark top field, Cetti’s Warbler h fr main-gp causeway Tytt Fm end still, 4+ Tree Sparrow (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Rock Pipit feeding with Meadow Pipit in ploughed area then flew east, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 13+ Skylark, Wheatear (latest by 2 days), f Stonechat, Common Snipe, 20+ Chaffinch west, 2 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Gadwall (Nick Croft) NC - thx as always for totals but again, pls don't put a space between the count and the plus-sign - otherwise MS Excel [LNHS data-s/w] looks for a 2nd number to add to the 1st.
  • Wanstead Park: 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Redwing, 96+ Gadwall, 60+ Teal, 9 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 500+ Jackdaw going to roost, 2 Little Egret, 8 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • West Putney, SW15: Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Collared Dove local, 5 Woodpigeon SW, Magpie high W, 6 Redwing W, 2 Blackbird NE, Fieldfare SW, 5 Mistle Thrush 3 SW 2 local, 8 Skylark mostly SW, Woodlark SW 10.00, 11 Meadow Pipit SW, Grey Wagtail local, Nuthatch local, 153 Starling NW, 109 Chaffinch mostly NW, 2 Brambling SW/NW, 47 Siskin mostly NW, 6 Linnet SW, 4 Greenfinch 3 N 1 local, House Sparrow local, Snow Bunting SW 10.10, 4 Red Admiral SW, Speckled Wood. (R.Kaye)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Wheatear, 2 Water Rail, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Monday 15th October 2018Edit

  • Bankside SE1: f Blackcap next to Tate Modern, 3 Great Black-backed Gull 2 ad 1 juv next to Southwark Bridge (Reuben Braddock)
  • Battersea Park: 3 Teal 1m 2f (Jack Hill)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Little Egret (Frank Nugent)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock: 90 Teal, Cetti's Warbler, 1 Gadwall (Frank Nugent)
  • Fairlop Waters: Yellow-browed Warbler h calling from willow/sallow scrub on se edge of lake c10:20 but not seen, c12 Chiffchaff, 6 Meadow Pipit, Skylark over. (Joe Dickens)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Lapwing, Curlew, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank, ad Little Gull, ad Mediterranean Gull 1000-1200 ( Essex BwS)
  • Helicon Lake: Cetti's Warbler (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ringed White Stork still (Gordon Hay per Dave Harris tweet)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Whooper Swan still (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 2 Teal, 4 Gadwall, Pochard [v rare at this site], Common Snipe, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 4 Redwing, 25+ Song Thrush, 30+ Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2+ Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff, 5 Coal Tit, 8+ Goldcrest, Yellowhammer, Siskin, Bullfinch (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Marsh: f Stonechat (Jan Dobbie)
  • London Wetland Centre: 120 Teal, Black-tailed Godwit & Jack Snipe main lake, 8 Common Snipe, 13 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 50+ Redwing S/SE, 11 Meadow Pipit, 5 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Pynesfield South Lake: 2 Goldeneye f & juv m, Cetti's Warbler (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET (Andy Tweed, David Smith per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 7 Grey Plover (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); m Common Scoter (Fraser Simpson, per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 3 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier 2m f juv, 8 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still (Bob Husband)
  • Sanderstead: Firecrest calling [& singing briefly] in gdn Briton Hill Rd (John Birkett)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 3 Sand Martin W 16:10, Red Kite, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: Water Rail, 8 Chiffchaff (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Thames Barrier Park: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (Frank Nugent)
  • Totteridge Valley: 5 Rook, 3 Common Gull, 6 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, c100 Starling, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Great Crested Grebe imm lower lake, 6 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 5+ Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Valentines Park, Ilford: 11 Cormorants, 3 Heron and a Little Egret (Barbara Miller)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Meadow Pipit, 9 Linnet, 40+ Starling rear paddocks, 3 Stonechat [2 m and f to East fence to cow field 1 m to Bomb Crater Pond] (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Snipe & f Wheatear still Lockwood; Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, c100 Shoveler, c30 Gadwall, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler & 1m Blackcap s side (Lol Bodini)
  • West Thurrock: Riverside - Curlew, 23 Redshank, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Grey Wagtail, 73 Linnet, 67 Goldfinch, Black Redstart 1w ('RB' [not Alan Shearman] per ELBF FB) Sorry for the mis-ID Alan
  • Woodford Green: m Sparrowhawk over 8.48, Chiffchaff through 9.37am, Grey Wagtail over 9.40, 2 Swallow N low over canopy 15.59, 2 Mistle Thrush over 16.34 (Ken Murray)

Sunday 14th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: WeBS highlights - Northern Shoveler, drake Aythya hybrid and Little Grebe on Boating Lake, Kingfisher twice over Wood Green Reservoir (APOG)
  • Amwell NR: Caspian Gull 1w Gt Hardmead L still (Mike Ilett via Herts BC)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 19 Shoveler, 19 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 6 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 16 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Water Rail, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 8 Jay, Skylark, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 13 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 6 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 23 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 43 House Sparrow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 28 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, f Pintail, 7 Little Egrets, Cetti's Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Canons Farm: 2 Brambling, 2 Swallow S, 50+ Skylarks, 6 Yellowhammers, Reed Bunting, 3 Stonechat, 3 Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 400+ Chaffinch NW (Roy Weller)
  • Hendon: m Tawny Owl h briefly N Hendon 2325 (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: 1 Whooper Swan [the Staines Res bird] early-aft, 1 Pintail (Chris Turner tweet); late Common Tern juv (Dave Harris tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit wader scrape still, Green Sandpiper & Redshank main lake, 5 Chiffchaff, 31 Redwing incl 28SW, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Siskin (WWT website); also 3 Jack Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Stonechat, 5 Common Snipe, 14 Meadow Pipit S/SW, 6 Reed Bunting (Oscar Dewhurst et al.)
  • Panshanger Park: incl 2 Green Sandpiper (Tim Hill per Herts BC)
  • Petersham Meadows: 2 Meadow Pipit, Common Seal in Thames just off slipway (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Purfleet: Thames foreshore - 23 Teal, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 106 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 14 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 186 Redshank, 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Rock Pipit (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 Rock Pipit [1 s side by white railings 1300 & 1 ne side c400m to R of sailing club 1340] (Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: CATTLE EGRET still w/ cattle am (Mark Wardman tweet); CE still pm, also 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, c100 Redshank, 7 Golden Plover, 16 Dunlin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 10 Common Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 7 Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 3-4 Little Egret, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley per ELBF FB ): Water Pipit (Patrick Hart); 2 Water Pipit, Caspian Gull 2w (Dante Shepherd); also 9 Pintail, 4 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Ruff, Barn Owl, Kestrel (James Heal per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 3-5 Redwings in hawthorns, Dartford Warbler gorse enclosures (Hugh Bradshaw); 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret (J.Wilczur)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Great Egret TL387102 (Callum Peel via Herts BC)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Whooper Swan still on S basin till 09.30 at least (Chris Hazell per FJM)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: N side - Peregrine, m Sparrowhawk, c25 Teal HM isl, Green Sandpiper relief channel, long-staying f Wheatear still [14th day at least], 2 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat distantly on Tottenham Marshes 10-11.15 (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Park: 7 Wigeon, 65 Teal, Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe (Tony Brown tweet)
  • Waterworks NRJack Snipe (Frank Nugent)
  • West Dulwich: 5 Redwings over nr Dulwich College (Paul Collins)

Saturday 13th October 2018Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: Woodlark W early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe from main hide, Dunlin, 14 Common Snipe, female Pintail, Common Buzzard over, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Brent Valley Park (Greenford Bridge to Hanwell Zoo): 55 Mallard, 20 Teal, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Common Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Swallow S feeding over meadow; 2 Speckled Wood (Neil Anderson)
  • Enfield Lock: Red-legged Partridge in housing estate evng (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Hackney: Buzzard over pm (Josephine Wheeler tweet)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ringed White Stork The Moors NR pool still 1725 (Josephine Snell tweet)
  • Lee Valley, Netherhall GP: 2 Raven E, chased by Peregrine (Simon Papps & Neil Murphy)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit wader scrape & Jack Snipe main lake island 21 still, 4 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 8 Chiffchaff, Stonechat, 7 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET still aveley pools fr butts hide 1025 (Simon Worsfold tweet); CE still fr northern boardwalk pm (Jonathan Wasse tweet)
  • Richmond Park; 1 Fieldfare on Hawthorns (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Bittern briefly fr bittern_watchpt in first reedbed-channel to left of hide 1515 (BirdGuides); 2 different Bittern seen (per Brenda Chanter tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Whooper Swan s basin 4pm (Rob Innes per Dave Harris tweet); flew S 1750 (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: Hobby thru 1145, Cetti's Warbler singing n side, 5 Chiffchaff incl 3 singing, Siskin S (Stephen Younger via Herts BC)
  • The Commons LNR: 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Redwing (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Trent Park: Small Heath at Old GC - my latest ever (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Peregrine, Stonechat (Eduardo López-Salas)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel long wd enclosure 0815 (James Heal tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Cetti's Warbler h still 0810 (Andrew Steel tweet); also 12 Wigeon, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 13 Common Snipe, 8 Common Gull, Kingfisher, c20 Redwing am (TyttGP tweet)

Friday 12th October 2018Edit

  • Amwell NR: Barnacle Goose, Mediterranean Gull 1w & 2 Raven Gt Hardmead L am (Barry Reed via Herts BC); Barnacle Goose, Med Gull still in roost evng (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Arrandene Open Space: Buzzard overhead mobbed by crows, 2 small flocks of Redwing through (Carol Turnham)
  • Belvedere: 9 Ringed Plover (James Palmer)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: Buzzard, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (James Palmer)
  • Deptford: 3 Redwing h over 0030hrs - my first of the autumn (Mike Paice)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Redwings & 10 Chaffinches through. Quiet, no sign of Hoopoe in a check of suitable areas up to 09.00 (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill - Skylark NW, 8 Greenfinches SE, 20 Chaffinches NW, Song Thrush N, also 20 Goldfinches at Education Gdn (Pete Mantle)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ringed White Stork & Jack Snipe still, 2 Common Snipe all on The Moors NR pool 1400 (Dudley Cox via Surrey BN)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 6 Mandarin, 32 Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit wader scrape, 2 Coal Tit, 14 Redwing SW, Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Pinner: The Croft Park Red Kite swooping on a Crow, 4 Goldfinch, Jay (Nigel Barratt)
Cattle Egret (6)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET still, Black Redstart by bridge over Mardyke, 3 Wigeon, 5+ Pintail, Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 65 Lapwing, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, 15 Skylark, Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 8 Redwing, 13 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Raven (Andrew Self); also 12 Pintail, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 3 Avocet, 4 Curlew, 2 Common Snipe, Kestrel, Jay, 7 Stonechat (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB); 2 Bearded Tit (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB); Swallow (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Swallow (Friday BG)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still, Kingfisher, 6 Shoveler, Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Peregrine (Frank Nugent)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 21+ Wigeon, 2+ Little Egret, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler main gp to left of high viewpt still, 57 Redwing, 1+ Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Siskin (Tytt'r Birders via Herts BC); main gp - also Water Rail h nr scrape, 3 Common Snipe (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: f Wheatear Lockwood still at 11am (Lol Bodini)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Yellow-legged Gull, Sparrowhawk, 4 Teal (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross: Raven am (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Worcester Park: influx of 90 Stock Doves 40 on horse fields & 50S (Bob Smith) Bob, thx for adding spaces. Sorry for any confusion but the single space you added before the first bracket ( not the two after as shown here ) is all we needed. If still unsure about spacing around your name, just follow the example of other posters.

Thursday 11th October 2018Edit

  • Amwell NR: Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat m f fr viewpt am (Phil Ball per Amwell Birding tweet); Caspian Gull 1w & 2 Yellow-legged Gull in roost evng, 2 Stonechat before 5pm (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Bankside SE1: 20+ House Sparrow inside Park St housing estate - regular site but first seen here for a while (Reuben Braddock)
  • Banstead: 70 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 45 Redwing & 2 Song Thrush all S/W (Steve Gale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 13 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 26 Redwing (Andrew Self)
  • Gallions Reach: 20 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 5 Skylark incl 4S 1120 (Kevin McManus tweet)
  • Glebeland Open Space, Finchley: Buzzard, 11 Pied Wagtail (James Palmer)
  • Greenwich Park: Hoopoe on deck betw burial grounds & Henry Moore sculpture c1430 (Ella Risbridger tweet w/ Caroline O'Donoghue [casual/non-birders])
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill - Peregrine and Common Buzzard over, also 40 Redwings W, 30 Woodpigeons N and 1 Redpoll NE (Pete Mantle)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: White Stork w/ ring & missing several flight feathers on R wing 1000 (Gordon Hay per Dave Harris tweet); WS on watercolour lagoons bank pm (Jason Simpson via Surrey BN)
  • Kew Gardens: 71 Mandarin Duck, 31 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe. 2 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 367 Redwing W, 40 Song Thrush W, 40 Chaffinch W, 4+ Chiffchaff (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: Peregrine flying around Charing Cross hospital, Jack Snipe relocated early-aft on grazing marsh, m Stonechat and 2 Meadow Pipit on grazing marsh, 27 Egyptian Geese main lake & grazing marsh & reservoir lagoon, 1 Willow Warbler calling southern route, 5 Common Snipe, increasing numbers of Wigeon (Martin Honey); also 11 Chiffchaff, 65 Redwing SW/S, 2 Stonechat scrape, 13 Meadow Pipit grazing marsh (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR: [permit only] Great Egret (BirdGuides)
  • Muswell Hill Golf Course: Buzzard (James Palmer)
  • Panshanger Park: 3 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 4 Redwing (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pymmes Park, Edmonton: 3 Little Grebe, f Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: 8 Pintail, 300 Teal, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, imm Spoonbill, CATTLE EGRET still, 3 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 120 Lapwing, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 12 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 200 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 225 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 2 Siskin, 17 Reed Bunting (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: m Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Cormorant - highest count this century, 2 Water Rail h, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven, 15+ Siskin (J.Wilczur, P.Pentek)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Common Gull, 4 Skylark foy, 8 Chiffchaff, 62 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail (per John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Stanborough Reedmarsh: Stonechat thistle field nr reedbed (Keith Dean via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 2 Redwing s, 2 Pied Wagtail (Neil Batten)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Cetti's Warbler main gp still in reed border below high viewpt 1500 (Rupert Evershed tweet); also 16+ Wigeon, Common Snipe & 2 Siskin main gp (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); incl Green Sandpiper fishing lake (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m f on boardwalk fence, 1 Meadow Pipit and m Kestrel over Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel long wd 0740 (Jonathan Lethbridge tweet); c100 Redwing, Stonechat, Yellow-legged Gull, Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 3 Gadwall, Barnacle Goose (Nick Croft/Chris Goodwin)
  • Worcester Park: Whinchat on horse field (Bob Smith); gdn - 2 House Martin, 38 Redwing S/SW and 5 Chaffinch W, also a prob Reed Bunting over Worcester Pk stn (Isaiah Rowe)

Wednesday 10th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 15+ Jackdaw W, m Peregrine, Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Caspian Gull 1w & Yellow-legged Gull ad in roost evng (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Haynes)
  • Brockley: Barriedale Allotments - c15 Redwing 16.00 (Keith Chambers)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness marsh: Marsh Harrier (fem) low in marsh then circled and went high north east over river (Michael Mac)
  • Dagnam Park: Yellow-browed Warbler TQ548932 by ponds non-calling with tit flock seen well 13:30, BLACK KITE low E seen well 15:50 (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton); also Red Kite (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Deptford Creek: Little Egret (Ray Crouch)
  • Gallions Reach Park (South Bank): Hen Harrier (ring tail-white rump visible) high over Thamesmead circled then went South, male Kestrel, Meadow Pipit (Michael Mac)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Jack Snipe showing reasonably well The Moors on pond east of path TQ287511 at 0905, 2 Common Snipe (Ken Noble via Surrey BN)
  • Horsenden Hill: 20+ Redwing S am (Martin Smith)
  • Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Raven around BT mast still at dawn - presumed overnight roost (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  • Kennington Park, Kennington: m Pheasant (Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe still, 10 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing W, 2 Linnet W, 3 Siskin S (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: Buzzard SE (Bob Smith)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Egret over (Bob Smith)
  • Nonsuch Park: Yellowhammer, Kestrel and 2 Mistle Thrush (Isaiah Rowe)
  • North Mymms Park: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Stonechat, Siskin (per Herts BC)
  • Oakwood Station: Painted Lady nectaring on ivy flowers 16:45-16:50 at least (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Gannet (Tony O’Brien per ELBF FB); 3 Pochard, CATTLE EGRET still, 3 Little Egret, f Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier 2juv f m, 4 Avocet, 4 Curlew, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 3 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 80 Linnet, 60 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still, Kingfisher, 5 Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Frank Nugent)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Bittern fr bittern_watchpt evng (Cath Patrick tweet)
  • Southfields, SW18: Goldcrest feeding in Holm Oak at bottom of garden - an unusual garden visitor (Martin Honey)
  • Trent Park: imm Great Crested Grebe caught two fish lower lake, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper; 19 Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Cetti's Warbler main gp calling still at Tytt'r Fm end of causeway 1020 (Alan Gardiner tweet); CW still there 1800 (Graham Knight tweet); 5+ Wigeon main gp, 4 Little Egret fishing lake, 2+ Tree Sparrow tytt'r fm (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Stonechat n of boardwalk, 2 Meadow Pipit paddocks & Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - Peregrine, Kingfisher, f Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit, 25 Moorhen on weir by Low Maynard 11-12pm, also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper at dusk (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat [our latest by 5 days apparently], Stonechat, 2 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 3 Siskin, 10+ Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 8 Shoveler, Yellow-legged Gull, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Snipe, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: Skylark calling over, Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit S, 5 Redwing S, 5 Chaffinch W/S/N, 2 Stock Dove and Siskin h (Isaiah Rowe)

Tuesday 9th October 2018Edit

  • Amwell NR: ad Yellow-legged Gull in roost, Tawny Owl calling at dusk, Stonechat fr viewpt (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Bayhurst Wood area: Redwing, Stonechat, Little Owl pre-dawn (Dan Pinkham)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 3 Brambling, 40+ Chaffinch W (Peter Alfrey, Roger Browne) Brambling pics here
  • Brent Reservoir: vis-mig - Stock Dove, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Song Thrush, Redwing, 13 Starling, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Croham Hurst: vismigging began with a Buzzard mobbed by Crows at 07:24 then SE; in an hour at the viewpoint 65 Redwing 37 SW & 28 SE/S, 3 Siskins, 1 Fieldfare SE, 1 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch, 445 Feral Pigeons 430 SE & 15 NW 07:24-08:40 (John Birkett)
  • Dungeon Hill: Stonechat long hill (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife FB)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Great Egret W over viewing area 0739 (Shaun Harvey tweet); also 6 Grey Partridge, 2 Coal Tit (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Green Sandpiper (Tony Quinn per Surrey BN)
  • King George V Reservoir: 3 Goosander, Goldeneye, 4 Wigeon, 2 Wheatear, 40 Meadow Pipit, 50 Linnet, Buzzard; Clouded Yellow (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, Peregrine, Stonechat fenceline & 3 Meadow Pipit all grazing marsh, also Skylark W, 4 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Morden Hall Park: Siskin W 0905 calling (Ian Ward tweet)
  • Newgate Street: 4 Red Kite, 3 Hobby ad & 2 juv, Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare, c40 Meadow Pipit, 4 Siskin (per Herts BC)
  • Pinner: The Croft Park 10+ Goldfinch flock, 8 Long-tailed Tit flock, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Jay (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: Rook fos SW 0810, 4 Swallow S 0840, 19 Starling SW, 0 Redwing, Song Thrush SW, 13 Meadow Pipit over, Rock Pipit [foy & site tick] low WSW 0815, 3 Greenfinch over, 28 Chaffinch mostly W - vismig 0650-0850 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET still 1215 purfleet scrape (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog); CE still present mid-aft and showing well (Andrew Gouldstone); Cattle Egret fr visitor centre 15:00, also 53 Lapwing, Ruff, Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, Common Buzzard, 2-3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher (Jack Headley tweet); also 2 Little Egret, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Water Pipit, 16 Meadow Pipit, 8 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 2 Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Brambling (S.Read per JW); Dartford Warbler (per Jan Wilczur)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Stonechat (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler reported at 1st boardwalk c1310 (RSPB tweet)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Little Owl calling along relief channel path north of Nights Pits (Neville Smith)
  • Southall: Red Kite over low 11:15 (Phil Belman)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 9 Chiffchaff, 16 Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Stonechat (Jim Sweetland tweet); also Buzzard, 6 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 23 Rook, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Common Gull [first of autumn], 1 Teal heard at Darlands but water levels still very low; Small Copper and 2 Speckled Wood (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Buzzard, imm Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat imm m & ad m (Pete Lowman); imm Great Crested Grebe preening & wing-stretching & flapping, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 22 Jackdaw; f Common Blue, 11 Small Copper, 2 Red Admiral (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 10+ Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler [found by Rupert Evershed; 1st site record?] main gp causeway at Gdn Wd end in reeds around water-pump - h & seen once 1615-1730 at least, Chiffchaff (per Herts BC)
  • Wandsworth Common: c10 Shoveler, f Teal, Cormorant, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Pied Wagtail (Peter White tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Great Egret [the IV bird above] W 0801 (Jonathan Lethbridge tweet); Fieldfare, Redwing, Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff, Swallow, 7 Linnet, 10+ Chaffinch, 14 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Buzzard, 4-5 Sparrowhawk, 9 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Skylark, 10+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • William Girling Reservoir: relief channel - 5 Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 8 Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Egret (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Kingfisher, Teal (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: 40 Fieldfare W (Vicky Hoban per Bob Smith)

Monday 8th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Ring Ouzel at least one male landed briefly in poplars for c5min before heading W c08:45, 19 Redwing mostly W, 12 Fieldfare SE, 5 Linnet, 25+ Chaffinch, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Jackdaw N, 2 Shoveler Boating Lake and possible ad Yellow-legged Gull reported (APOG)
  • Amwell NR: Barn Owl past viewpt, 25 Common Gull, Caspian Gull 1w & Yellow-legged Gull in Gt Hardmead L gull_roost evng (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Banstead: 4145 Redwing, 308 Chaffinch, 7 Fieldfare, 7 Brambling all W (Steve Gale)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 1 Teal (Lady's Pond), 2 pr Mandarin (most to date), 35 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1 Greylag, 4 Great Crested Grebe (3 juvs), 1 Little Grebe (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Park: incl 16 Gadwall (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: 20 Lapwing, 30 Black-tailed Godwit & Rock Pipit foreshore, Buzzard, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting am (Donna Zimmer tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: 300+ Redwing over, 8 Meadow Pipit (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife FB)
  • East Dulwich SE22: at least one Brambling in a group of three finches W over my garden, 2 Redwing W (Steven Robinson)
  • Gallions Reach: 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Redshank, 2 Skylark (Kevin McManus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill - 120 Redwing W/NW, 80 Chaffinches W/NW, 25 Siskins, 25 Goldfinches & 15 Greenfinches over, Skylark W, 5 Black-headed Gulls N/NE, 1 Common Gull S, 5 Meadow Pipits and 5 Goldcrests 0815-0915 (Pete Mantle)
  • Highams Park lake: Wigeon, 7 Gadwall (Joe Dickens)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Curlew N, Jack Snipe railway pools, Rock Pipit over (Gordon Hay per Dave Harris tweet)
  • Kentish Town: 3 Swallows W over Pedro's Cafe 1415 (Pete Mantle)
  • Kings Cross: Sparrowhawk chasing small birds N over Lloyd Baker St 08:50 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 44 Redwing NW, 10 Mistle Thrush NW, 23 Skylark NW, 36 Chaffinch NW, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 9 Redwing, 5 Red Kite (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe, 7 Siskin, Redwing NW, Peregrine, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 19 Greylag Goose (WWT website); 2 Jack Snipe (Simon Fogg)
  • Lower Chingford: footpath south of William Girling Reservoir - 4 Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (James Palmer)
  • Mill Hill: 79 Redwing W apex cnr 0735-0750 (Simon Worsfold tweet)
  • North Finchley: c15 Redwing W 8.15 (John Colmans)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Pintail, CATTLE EGRET, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 13 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Dunlin, 212 Redshank, Caspian Gull 1cy, 4 Kestrel (Andy Tweed et al per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Brambling (M.Lewis per JW); Great Spotted Woodpecker high W early-am - presumed migrant, 11 Skylark over, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, alba Wagtail SW, 360 Redwing W, 49 Fieldfare W, 75 Chaffinch W, 2 Linnet, 75 Goldfinch, 7+ Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur); 12 Stonechat, 6 Chiffchaff (JW, P.Redmond); 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, Wheatear (PR)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 3 Buzzard, Kingfisher, 11 Jay, 5 Rook, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 31 Pied Wagtail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 245 Redwing NW 09:15-10:45 c70 dropped down briefly to feed on hawthorn berries, also 3 Common Buzzard, Siskin, 8 Skylark NE, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Martin Shepherd); 14 Redwing, m Ring Ouzel 1820 in hawthorns near campsite wood along path that runs parallel with relief channel, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Reed Bunting (Neville Smith)
  • South Norwood CP: 84 Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Southgate (Chase Road/Charter Way N14): 11+ House Sparrow gdn hedgerow (Robert Callf)
  • Stocker's Lake: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler h (Charlie Ramsay tweet)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 42 Redwing & 2 Meadow Pipit sw a.m. (Neil Batten)
  • Tooting Commons: 3 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Jay, 3 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 103 Redwing in c65min, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch (James Hudson tweet)
  • Trent Park: imm Great Crested Grebe lower lake, Common Buzzard, 6 Mistle Thrush; 2 Small Copper (Robert Callf); also 2 Stonechat ad m & juv m, 5 Mandarin 4m f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 10 Wigeon, 6-8 Little Egret, 3 Chiffchaff, Tree Sparrow (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret, Siskin (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 10+ Chaffinch, first returning Lesser Redpoll, 12 Linnet, 8 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 150+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 7 Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull, 20+ Common Gull, 15 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Skylark, 5 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 8 Shoveler, Barnacle Goose for 5th day (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 20 Siskin, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Snipe still on Shoulder of Mutton [3rd day], Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 50+ Gadwall, 30+ Teal, 30+ Shoveler, 3 Little Egret (Nick Croft/Chris Goodwin)
  • West End nr Essendon: Grey Partridge, 6 Red Kite, Kingfisher, juv Peregrine, 6 Chiffchaff, c20 Redwing, 2 Siskin over (per Herts BC)
  • West Putney, SW15: 113 Redwing NW, Song Thrush NE, 2 alba Wagtail SE/NW, 2 Meadow Pipit SW, Chiffchaff, 14 Linnet SW, 10 Chaffinch NW, 2 Brambling NW, 2 House Sparrow local (R.Kaye)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Sedge Warbler, Common Snipe, 2 Wigeon, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Egret, c80 Redwing mostly W/SW (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • Worcester Park: 80 Fieldfare & 10 Redwing W, Peregrine Falcon (Bob Smith)

Sunday 7th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 20 Redwing W, Siskin, Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Greylag, 3 Chiffchaff, Linnet, 3 Jackdaw, Common Gull Wood Green Res, 2 Shoveler & Little Grebe Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: vis-mig - 6 Woodpigeon, 56 Redwing, 11 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Brambling; also 2 Wigeon, 3 Common Snipe, Lapwing & Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Broadwater Lake: incl Skylark, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail (Alex Liddle tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: 33 Redwing (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife FB)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: Kingfisher, 8 Chiffchaff, Stonechat (per Herts BC)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 8 Common Tern, Great Skua W inland 0850, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Lesser Redpoll 0800-1200 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenford UB6: Red Kite low over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Buzzard low W 1130 (Richard Green tweet)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill 100 Redwing NW, 3 Fieldfare W, 60 Chaffinches NW, 2 Siskins S, 2 alba Wagtails S, 5 Black-headed Gulls N, 20 Meadow Pipits over, 2 f/imm Stonechats nr bandstand 0830-1000 (Pete Mantle); 1 alba Wagtail S 0700, Kingfisher at Men’s Pond 0830 (Matt Evans)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 65 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Redwing N, 4 Skylark, 14 Jackdaw SW, 2 Jay W (Tony Blake)
  • Hogsmill SW: Green Sandpiper still (John Dale per Surrey BN)
  • Holly Hill Farm, Enfield: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 23 Goldfinch; Small White (Robert Callf)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Wigeon, 98 Teal, Buzzard, 12 Common Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 5 Jay, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 15 Chaffinch (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Kensington Gardens: Little Owl nr Peter Pan enclosure 0640 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Common Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit, Peregrine, 19 Greylag Goose, 5 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Mile End: Chiffchaff w/ tit flock in gdn Antill Road E3 (Harry Harrison)
  • Morden Hall Park: Golden Plover h, Kingfisher, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Grey Wagtail 2 local (Arjun Dutta tweet)
  • Nonsuch Park: 3 Little Owl, 2+ Mistle Thrush (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Pinner: HA5 lge f Sparrowhawk low over road (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: first thrush movement - Buzzard low SW 0800, 3 Jay S, 2 Goldcrest thru, 33 Redwing W, 9 Song Thrush W/SW, 12 Mistle Thrush over, 23 Chaffinch NW/W, 2 Brambling fos SW 0740, Greenfinch N, 3 Goldfinch N, 7 Siskin SW - vismig 0650-0850 (Twitter)
  • Queen’s Wood, N10: 11 Redwing NW 0745 (Matt Evans)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET fr butts hide still (Neville Smith tweet); Great Skua (Jonathan & Charlotte Lethbridge per ELBF FB); also 3 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 7 Avocet, 130 Lapwing, 7 Ringed Plover, Ruff, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, Barn Owl, 3 Swallow, House Martin, 25 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, Rock Pipit (Patrick Hart, Neville Smith per ELBF FB); 11 Sandwich Tern (Graham Sutton, Neville Smith per ELBF FB); Raven (Jack Headley per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 5 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Buzzard during family walk (Reuben Braddock)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Fieldfare (Andrew Haynes, Jack Haynes, Guy Haynes) NB: Rye Rd west of reserve still closed by road works — approach from east (toll suspended) or park at Rye House Gatehouse and walk [5min].
  • St James’s Park: Kingfisher (Ollie Stone-Lee)
  • South Norwood CP: Stonechat cemetery field (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, Black Tern early-am (Dave Kenrick tweet)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, Kestrel, 4 Common Gull over [1st of autumn], 6 Stock Dove, 4 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, pr Stonechat, 20+ Redwing SE, 3 Reed Bunting, group of 4 Chaffinch [prob migrants] (Neil Anderson)
  • The Commons LNR: 2 Marsh Tit (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Thorndon CP: n section - incl 6+ Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, 1+ Redwing (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Tottenham Marsh: vis mig - 180 Redwing over following same line over Stonebridge Lock and directly over Tottenham NW, 15 Fieldfare, 7 Reed Bunting over, 13 Song Thrush, 54 Chaffinch, 4 Meadow Pipit, also Coal Tit h from fir trees just east of Lockwood south of allotments (Stuart Fisher)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, Great Crested Grebe juv/1w [uncommon here], Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Stonechat old golf course (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 8+ Wigeon, Little Egret, Kingfisher & Peregrine main gp, Barn Owl, Redwing & Siskin willows fm (Andrew Steel via Herts BC); 5+ Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull 2w, Swallow, 1+ Redwing in bushes by paddocks & Yellowhammer by fdr - main gp (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat [2 by pond in Bomb Crater Field & 1 N end of paddocks], m Kestrel n of boardwalk, 1 Meadow Pipit s of boardwalk, 3 Linnet over rear paddocks, 4 Redwing W over Leyton Marsh 10:00-11:00 (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Peregrine, f Sparrowhawk & Meadow Pipit Lockwood; c20 Shoveler No5; 3 Stonechat, 1 Common Gull & Green Woodpecker W Warwick (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: f Common Redstart, 5 Stonechat, 12 Fieldfare, 77 Redwing, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 17+ Skylark, 12 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Peregrine Falcon, up to 10 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 30+ Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, 10+ Common Gull, 9 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Common Snipe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 2 Meadow Pipit S (Tony Blake)
  • Woodford Green: 50+ Redwing 20+ NW 0828 & c20 0859 interspersed with several trios. Looks like a big push day. Still going through in groups of 3-40 by 09.30, also f Sparrowhawk, m Blackcap, 4+ Chaffinch and 4+ Goldcrest, Osprey high S 11.52 (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Stonechat on horse field (Bill and Janis Reid per Bob Smith); 3 Stonechat horse fields along fence (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: m Pheasant, 1-2 Red Kite, 3 Common Gull; Comma (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 6th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Redwing S, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Shoveler & Little Grebe Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Jack Snipe, 1w Arctic Tern briefly 09.55, 2 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self, Magnus Andersson)
  • Brookmans Park: 2 Redwing (per Herts BC)
  • Gallions Reach: 7 Little Egret, Buzzard, 28 Common Tern in 3 grps, Cetti's Warbler 0800-1200 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden: 30 House Sparrows also in last 2 week juv Grey Wagtail, male Sparrowhawk on roof then flew and sat on ground, made no attempt to catch anything even though sparrows/feral pigeons within reach. To Ralph Hancock - sparrows have been in this area for decades and in 90's weren't fed but there was a lot, feeding has helped in the last 10 years, though I put up feeders first - in recent years 3 neighbours have installed feeders so plenty of seed, the birds also feed on hollyhock seeds direct from the plants (Michael Mac)
  • Lee Valley Regional Park: Rammey Marsh/Gunpowder Park/Sewardstone Marsh area - c100 Redwing feeding on hawthorn fruits incl 55 in 2 flocks (Neville Smith tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Common Snipe, Jack Snipe grazing marsh fr wildside hide, 2 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Swallow, Reed Bunting, Little Egret (Martin Parker, John Cass, Mike Wheeler, Mike Lewis, et al); 10 Common Snipe (WWT website)
  • Purfleet: Thames foreshore - 13 Wigeon, 42 Teal, 4 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 8 Avocet, 53 Lapwing, 10 Ringed Plover, 181 Redshank, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Common Tern, 46 Arctic Tern, 2 Black Tern (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: m Common Scoter flew up- & downriver then floated downriver 1330, CATTLE EGRET aveley flash still 1215 (James Heal tweet); 2 Black Tern upriver 1225 (BirdGuides); also 73 Greylag, 54 Teal, 2 Buzzard, Golden Plover, 6 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 32 House Martin (Alan Shearman, Brian Churches, Andy Tweed et al per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 62 species recorded at the Autumn Bird Count (Richmond Park BG)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Stephen Greenstreet via Kent OS)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: Wigeon (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: n side - f Wheatear still, Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 24 Teal 9.30-10.30 (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: Barnacle Goose, 2 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 2 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 10 Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 25 Chaffinch (James Heal [per ELBF FB); Fieldfare (Tony Brown per ELBF FB)
  • Wanstead Park: incl 2 Little Egret, 57 Teal [patch record], 2 Common Snipe shoulder of mutton w edge (James Heal tweet)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff through and 2 Song Thrush N, f Sparrowhawk by 9.30am (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: pr Stonechat by prison 0810 (Paul Thomas tweet)

Friday 5th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Redwing in trees nr reservoir (Trevor Wyatt)
  • Banstead Woods: 5 Buzzard, 10 Nuthatch (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG)
  • City of London: Black Redstart singing in square mile am (Andy Farr tweet)
  • Cowley: 6+ Red Kite over mid-aft (Roger Morton tweet)
  • Grays: Firecrest Orsett Rd (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Buzzard W, Siskin W, flock of 14 Chaffinches W, 8 alba wagtails on cricket pitch (Pete Mantle)
  • Hangman's Wood, Essex: incl Great Egret NW early-am, Little Egret (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 22 Red-legged Partridge, 14 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Chiffchaff (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • Lea Valley Olympic Park: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Richard Harrison)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail; 1 European Hornet (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Water Rail, 7 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper main lake, 4 Chiffchaff, Stonechat wader scrape, 4 Meadow Pipit grazing marsh (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: Firecrest Woodland Walk [2nd site record], 3 Swallow W (Sam Jones) Giving remarkable/bizarre song variation between Goldcrest/Firecrest - recording here
  • Mayflower Park: 6 Chiffchaff, Peregrine (Bob Smith)
  • Panshanger Park: Cetti's Warbler singing TL302123 (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill: 16 Swallow S 1220 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET aveley pools still 1630 (BirdGuides/Simon Dack tweet); Redwing NE over c/p 11:00, Ruff on Aveley Pools (Alastair Dent); also incl CE mostly roosting aveley flash sw cnr, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 0 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Kestrel, Barn Owl, 2 Bearded Tit, 10 Cetti's Warbler (per RSPB blog); 2 Swallow (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); also 2 Pintail, Water Rail, 5 Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Chiffchaff, Stonechat (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: m Firecrest fos w/ tit flock in fountain plantings [area 28] northwest quadrant 0825 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 10+ Common Buzzard, 9 Skylark, 30+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dartford Warbler, 550+ Jackdaw feeding aerially, 8 Chaffinch W, 7 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur); f Teal, 2 Red Kite nr Richmond Gate [initially over Terrace Gdns], Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff; m Brimstone, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, 5 Small Copper, 4 Small Heath, 3 Willow Emerald (Neil Anderson); 17 Stonechat (Jan Wilczur, NA, P.Redmond, F.J.Maroevic); 2 Wheatear possible/probable Greenland types (JW, FJM); Barn Owl evng (Dilshan Muthalib tweet w/ photo) Barn Owl present since at least August 29th [RPBG] *Perhaps not good to share this record as disturbance is risk it is Schedule 1 and they can potentially attempt breeding at any time?
  • St James's Park: Common Buzzard drifting W 14:30, 4 Redwing, Kingfisher, 5 Shoveler, juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: m Tawny Owl nr Elmers End entrance 0615 (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Skylark (Rose Chapman) thx Rose; Red-legged Partridge, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Syon Park: 2 Shoveler on Gdn lake (Jo Francis tweet)
  • Trent Park: juv/1w Great Crested Grebe lower lake, m Mandarin Duck, 2 juv Eurasian Teal, m Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, m Stonechat, f Bullfinch calling from sallow edge of Church Wd; Willow Emerald Damselfly, 6 Small Copper, 3 Speckled Wood, Small Heath (Robert Callf); also Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 12 Mandarin 7m 5f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Redwing, 14+ Tree Sparrow & 8+ Greenfinch tytt'r fm, 13 Wigeon, Water Rail, 4 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Gull, Kingfisher, 4+ Skylark, 2+ Grey Wagtail, c30 Pied Wagtail & 4+ Siskin h main gp am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel early-am (Jonathan Lethbridge per ELBF FB/Wanstead Birders tweet)
  • Wealdstone: Tawny Owl h 2250 (Dilshan Muthalib tweet)
  • Worcester Park: m Stonechat horse fields (Bob Smith)

Thursday 4th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Skylark low W with Meadow Pipit, 19 Meadow Pipit mainly W/SW, Shoveler, 2 juv Mute Swan and Kingfisher Wood Green Res, 2 Common Gull playing fields, Blackcap and Redwing h, no Chiffchaffs (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Rock Pipit Gt Hardmead Lake am (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Epping: incl 3 Jay, 31 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 2 Skylark, 30 Linnet 1600-1700 (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Greenford UB6: Red Kite over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Redwing [first of autumn], 2 Meadow Pipits over (Joe Beale)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Grasshopper Warbler flushed from thistles & weeds behind car park (Tony Quinn per Surrey BN)
  • Kingston: Common Buzzard circling over bridge Hampton Wick / Canbury 1420 (Mike Foster)
  • London Wetland Centre: 27 Wigeon, 3 Water Rail h, 5 Common Snipe, 20 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (WWT website); 2 Blackcap, 12 Redwing (Simon Fogg)
  • Panshanger Park: Green Sandpiper in private area again (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • QE Olympic Park, Water Glades: Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Little Grebe and Bearded Tit [heard only] (Phil Laurie)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET Wennington Marsh 0915 (David Callahan via BirdGuides/Twitter); w/ cattle halfway betw visitor centre & shooting butts hide 1305 (Louise Moss via RSPB blog)
  • Rammey Marsh: RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER trapped & ringed at Rammey Marsh Lake late-am - released at 51.6736, -0.0208 at 12:30; showed after release by car park but no further sign by mid-aft - NB there is no access to the [private fishing] lake (Gary Gardiner per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Ruislip Lido: 18 Cormorant, 26 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 13 Pochard (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: NB Thursdays-only vegetation clearance around Draper hide will continue for 3-4 more weeks, to improve views. Thank you for your understanding. [per RSPB tweet]
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, 5 Shoveler (Frank Nugent); juv/1w Mediterranean Gull (Andrew Self)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 3 Goosander on relief channel 09:00, f-type Stonechat on Pattypool Mead, 4 Chiffchaff (Martin Shepherd)
  • Staines Reservoir: Goldeneye, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stocker's Farm: 2 Stonechat on dried-out field (John Newson via Herts BC)
  • Swaines Green: 3 Jay, 31 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 2 Skylark, 30 Linnet (Roger Emmens per ELBF FB)
  • Tottenham Marshes: East Marsh - 2 Redwing [1st of autumn], 4 Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, Water Rail h (Lol Bodini)
  • Trent Park: Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Mandarin 6m 2f, 30 Ring-necked Parakeet, Sparrowhawk, m Stonechat old golf course (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Little Egret fishing lake, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Swallow & 4+ Chiffchaff main gp (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m & f-type Bomb Crater Field sw cnr, Pheasant m BCF mown area, Kestrel m on pylon, Meadow Pipit over Lammas Meadow, c100 Starling rear paddocks 09:00-10:00 (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - Cetti's Warbler, Wheatear (Lol Bodini)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting, Teal, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)

Wednesday 3rd October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Stonechat f/imm southern and western perimeters playing fields, 3 Siskin 2NE, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe & 2 Shoveler Boating Lake, 4 Tawny Owls h 1925-2015 - m hooting & 3f calling (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside SE1: 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff at E end of Tate Modern (Reuben Braddock)
  • Banstead: Golden Plover h W 1125 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Canons Farm: 30+ Skylark, 8 Stonechat still & 4 Yellowhammer broadfield (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: 2 Stonechat m f am (Duncan Jennings blog)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Mandarin SE, 21 Wigeon, 3 Water Rail h, 8 Common Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff (WWT website); Peregrine on Charing X hospital, 2 Stonechat f/imm wader scrape, 6+ Chiffchaff some singing (Martin Honey et al.) Vegetation clearance on main lake islands.
  • Pinner: The Croft Park Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, Jay (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Common Gull, 4 Stonechat, Barn Owl (Chris Farthing tweet); also a distant Egret sp briefly landed on the back of one of the cattle seen from the Butts hide which I now wish we had waited for better views of (CF)
  • Rye Meads NR: ad Hobby (Barry Reed via Herts BC) NB There is no access by car to the Reserve from the Hoddesdon end of Rye Rd until 20 Oct, due to road works; pedestrian access is not affected. Please use the Stanstead Abbotts end of Rye Rd instead; toll-gate charges are not being levied. [per RSPB tweets]
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, also juvenile/first-winter Mediterranean Gull. Thanks to Bill Haines for drawing attention to a 'probable hybrid' last week and to Magnus Andersson et al for confirming ID for me (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Short-eared Owl on Patty Pool Meads 1820 (Neville Smith)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Grey Wagtail ne, 1 m Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: 6 Mandarin Duck 5m f lower lake, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, 7 Goldcrest, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch; f Common Blue, 3 Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Peregrines on pylons. One swooped low over reservoir without disturbing the many Coots and other wildfowl on the water. (Harry Harrison); Wheatear Lockwood 15-16.00 (Lol Bodini)
  • Warley Place NR: incl Great Spotted Woodpecker h, 10+ Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 3+ Coal Tit, 2-4 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrush 1050-1710 (David Hale via Essex BwS)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Little Egrets horse fields (Bob Smith); gdn - 226 Herring Gull W 1645-1655 (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Stonechat, 1 Rook over (Charlie Farrell)

Tuesday 2nd October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Stonechat f/imm western & southern perimeters playing fields, Siskin NE, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Jackdaw, Kingfisher & 2 Great Crested Grebe Wood Green Res, 3 Chiffchaff, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 23 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 19 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Canons Farm: 7 Stonechat reads bottom (Geoff Barter tweet); 10 Stonechat 5m 5f pm (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: Stonechat, 26 Linnet am (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Finsbury Park: pr Gadwall, pr Egyptian Geese, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush (Tim Lincoln)
  • Grovelands Park: 5 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 4 Egyptian Goose pr & two yng, 7 Mandarin Duck, f Common Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Hatfield: juv Gannet S over The Galleria SC 1650 (Graham Knight tweet)
  • Hutchinson's Bank: Red Kite, Buzzard & 2 Kestrel 1415 (John Parish via Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 21 Wigeon, 10 Common Snipe, 2 Peregrine, Coal Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit S (WWT website/tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: Caspian Gull 1cy (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 103 Canada Geese at roost on Pen Ponds (Nigel Jackman)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 f-type Stonechat on Pattypool Mead fence 12:00 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Yellow Wagtail causeway early evng (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Little Egret, 2 Golden Plover main gp, flushed by Peregrine, 5 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Caspian Gull 1w, Yellow-legged Gull 3-4w (TyttGP tweets); also Tree Sparrow tytt'r fm (per Herts BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: area - flock of 25+ House Sparrows in gdns Capel Rd E7 (Harry Harrison)
  • Wimbledon Common: 3 Stonechat 1m & 2f on the Plain (L. Evans-Hill)

Monday 1st October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail W landing twice, 2 Linnet NE, 8 Meadow Pipit, m Peregrine flew to transmitter, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Kingfisher Wood Green Res, 2 Shoveler & Little Grebe Boating Lake, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Common Snipe below viewpt, 2 Common Sandpiper S, Kingfisher, Stonechat reedbed TL375128 then S (William Bishop via Herts BC) [also Great Egret - seen at Rye Meads NR y'day - just north of Ldn RA fr white hide TL375129 for 3rd day]
  • Canons Farm: 20+ mobile Skylark, Chiffchaff, pr Stonechat infront george early-am (Geoff Batten tweet); 6 Skylark, 5 Stonechat & Meadow Pipit all at reads bottom (Ian Magness per CFBW BG)
  • Cassiobury Park: incl Little Egret by wooden bridge (Ralph Darvill tweet)
  • East End Green: 6 Stonechat (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Hampstead Heath: 5 House Martins N, 50 Woodpigeons S, 4 Stock Doves N, 30 Meadow Pipits over, alba wagtail N, Little Grebe on High No.1 (Pete Mantle)
  • Hornsey (Crouch End Playing Fields): Yellow Wagtail 1w (James Palmer)
  • Horsenden Hill: west of hill - 2 Egyptian Geese W along canal (Martin Smith)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: juv Gannet arr'd from southeast & circled v low then N/NW 1430 (Dave Harris tweet w/ Tony Quinn/BirdGuides/Surrey BN)
  • Ladywell Fields: Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler (Keith Chambers)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Red Kite [present almost daily here now], 2 Goldcrest; Hornet again, 1 Red Admiral (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 10 Common Snipe, Shelduck, 19 Wigeon, Grey Wagtail, 2 Peregrine, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit over S (WWT website); Stonechat f, Blackcap m, 1 Swallow (R Dunne)
  • Middlesex University: Nuthatch h from Church End Grn 0945 (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • North Mymms Park: c5 Red Kite, Peregrine, 4 Swallow, 3 Stonechat (per Herts BC)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Raven, 2 Kingfisher (S.Read per JW); Sparrowhawk, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat, 8 Meadow Pipit, 25 Cormorant, Shoveler, Linnet (P.Pentek)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 5 Common Snipe & Green Sandpiper fr draper hide (Caroline Leonard tweet)
  • St James's Park: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Shoveler (Frank Nugent)
  • Trent Park: 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f lower lake, m Common Pochard, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 30+ Goldfinch feeding in alders (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4+ Wigeon, 6+ Little Egret, 3+ Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Swallow, Caspian Gull ad/nr-ad evng, Yellow-legged Gull ad/nr-ad, 2+ Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walton Res (Knight & Bessborough): poss Greater Scaup or hybrid (Tony Quinn per Surrey BN)
  • Wanstead Flats: Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Chris Baldwin)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Stonechat on the Plain, 1m Kestrel nr Ranger's Office (L. Evans-Hill).
  • Woodford Green: 2 Grey Wagtails over 8.37am, Common Buzzard 8.40am, 4 Starling 8.55am [mostly irregular here], single Chaffinch N 9am, m Blackcap 10.20am, 2 Goldcrest 11.35am (Ken Murray)

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