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Saturday 31st March 2012Edit

  • Barnehurst, Thirlmere Rd (my garden): 2 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch (both species infrequent in this area). (Chris Rose).
  • Beddington SF: 2 Avocet on main lake. (Observer?) Updates here:  http://www.diporglory.co.uk/index.html
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Buzzard over dam 10.57, also Sand Martin flew N, 12 Blackcaps & 12 Chiffchaffs; also 5 Fieldfares flew N, Snipe N.Marsh (Andrew Self, Andrew Verrall & John Gravatt)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfishers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrests, House Sparrow. (Conrad Ellam)
  • Croydon: Osprey 11.35 (Roy Weller).
  • Hampstead Heath: Mandarin, tufted, mallard ducks, kestrel, kingfisher and nuthatch. Still couldn't find water rail at 11am and 6pm. (Dawn Painter); Pair of Grey Wagtails, Highgate Pond 1, feeding for long time, favouring nw corner. but making regular sorties south, just behind the path. Water Rail showing well, Stock Pond, just behind the reedbed (Frank Nugent)
  • Holyfield area: 2 Shelduck, Redshank, Little Owl, 2 Buzzards, Peregrine, Little Egret, Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Stock Dove, several Chiffchaff, several Blackcap, Grey Wagtail (Mike Oakland)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Redshank, c.10 Common Snipe, 1 singing Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, at least 4 Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, 1 Shelduck, 25 Mute Swan, 7 Sand Martin heading NNE (Martin Honey). 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Common Tern seen briefly.(Martin Honey)
  • KGV Reservoir: 0800-1100hrs- South basin causway 2 Little Ringed Plover, North basin 1 Green Sandpiper (east bank), 1 Little Egret over South, 5 Sand Martin in n/e corner (N-basin), 1 Peregrine over south  went into stoop over Ponders End,1 Cetti's Warbler heard singing along Lea Canal, 1 Water Pipit on west bank by causway. Amended entry due to uncertain identification on discovery. This bird had obvious dark under-parts and dark grey upperparts. A rather faint supercilium and only a hint of peach on it's streaky breast and flanks. Water Pipits I've seen at this time of year are more peachy and no streaks on the breast with clean white underparts and a brownish back, which altogether is a very clear contrasting and striking bird, unlike this bird was. Also with photographic evidence showing these features I have re-identified this bird as a Scandinavian Rock Pipit of the “littoralis” race, 1 Wheatear on west bank of south basin, 1 drake Scaup with 150+ Tufted Duck. (Neville Smith & Stuart Hamillton)
  • Northumberland Heath (LB Bexley): Erith School Avenue/Ramsden Rds hedge - 54 House Sparrow, Garden/Japanese Knotweed thicket behind Co-op on Bexley Rd - 22 House Sparrow. Junction Heath Way/West Holme, large privet hedge - c20 House Sparrow. (Chris Rose).
  • Rainham Marshes: Iceland Gull and Garganey (Birdguides). Jack Snipe (James Astley)
  • Sewardstone marsh /Gunpowder Park: 2 water Rail, 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Treecreeper, 3 (male) Skylark, 4 Linnet, 3 Kestrel, 11 meadow Pipit, 2 Common snipe flew out of the marsh, 1 (f) Sparrowhawk, 5 Sand Martin n/e corner of KGV reservior.(observer ?)
  • South Norwood LakeMarsh Harrier   09:28 S/NE gliding low over lake, Hobby (over 10:30), Peregrine (over), displaying f Sparrowhawk (10:35),  2 Swallows, 7 Redwing (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood).
  • Staines Res: 2 Black-necked Grebe on S basin but close to causeway, 5 Sand Martin N, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, male Mandarin Duck in SW corner of S basin (Andy Culshaw).
  • Totteridge Valley 06:30-10:30: Linnet, Coot (both 2012 patch ticks), Meadow Pipit, 17 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcaps, 10 Lapwing, 57 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 29 Stock Dove, 14 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Green Woodpeckers, 7 Teal, 3 Mandarin, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Bullfinch. (Ian Ellis)
  • Valentines Park: Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Egyptian Goose pair on boating lake, Cormorant, Little Grebe, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. (observer ?)
  • Vicarage Farm (Enfield): 1 Red Kite circled over SW 10:05 hrs - a few primaries missing from one wing (Robert Callf).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Snipe, c15 singing Chiffchaff plus c6 non-singers, c9 singing Blackcap, c13 Meadow Pipit, a male Reed Bunting ,  c7 Linnet. (Rob Ayers & David Lindo).

Friday 30th March 2012Edit

  • Barnehurst (Grasmere Rd allotment site): 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Song Thrush (heard), 16 Ring-necked Parakeet heading west. (Chris Rose).
  • Belair Park (Dulwich): 2 Stock Dove, Little Owl, Little Grebe, 3 Redwing, singing Chiffchaff and Blackcap (Dave Clark)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: Red Kite drifed south west at 13:00, singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Stock Dove, 4 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, drake Tufted Duck (Stuart Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrests (Conrad Ellam).
  • Bushy Park: Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 3 Fieldfares, 11 Redwings, 5m Blackcaps, 8m Chiffchaffs, Siskin, Linnet (Tony Duckett).
  • Brunel University Bicentenary Gardens: Pair of Mandarins over low and calling at 10.10, first site record, 2 Red Kites over at 10.10 and 10.15, 3 singing Chiffchaffs, 2 singing Blackcaps, pair of Bullfinches, a Dunnock sitting on top of a bush singing until removed by the resident male Sparrowhawk!! (Roger Morton)
  • Chadwell St Mary, RM16 (just outside LNHS area): White-Tailed Eagle west at 13.25 - look up! (Shaun Harvey, Paul Hawkins, via twitter)
  • Colne Valley, Longford: probable Osprey viewed distantly over Heathrow being mobbed by Carrion Crow. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Crayford Marshes: Shag flew upriver with a cormorant at 08:37; Spotted Redshank on the Thames foreshore near the Yacht Club; 2 Mediterranean Gull 2nd summer,  Little Owl, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Curlew, Cetti's Warbler. (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 2 Shelducks, 25 teal, 46 Tufted Ducks (John Archer).
  • Eaton Park Road, N13: Red Kite drifted over heading NW at 13:40. (Katy McGilvray)
  • Fairlop Waters: 11 singing Chiffchaff, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 9 Long-tailed Tit, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, pr Gadwall, 4 Teal, Grey Heron, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Jay, Linnet, 4 Green Woodpecker, calling Pheasant (Brandon Anderson); 1 Little Ringed Plover (Painters Lane workings, view from road only), 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 2 Blackcap singing, 10 Fieldfare, 15 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Skylark( Silt Lagoon) (Steve Bacon).
  • Finsbury Park: 2 pairs of Little Grebes on boating lake, pair of Long Tailed Tits nest building, singing warblers:- 2+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap (Ian Bradshaw).
  • Fryent CP: 1 female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthach, Little Owl, 2 Bullfinch, 2 (singing) Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1pr Mistle Thrush. 1 Sparrowhawk. (Neville Smith)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3+ Blackcap, c.15 Cormorants over in different directions (Oliver Simms). Water Rail showing very well @16.50, Stock Pond, feeding in the same area as previous evening, best viewed from path adjacent to Cohen's Fields, just behind the reedbed. (Frank Nugent).
  • Hendon: c10 House Sparrow, St David's Place - a resident flock (James Levy).
  • Oxleas Woods: 1 Common Buzzard, flying high heading E 13.15 hrs, also Kesrel mobbing Buzzard and occasional Sparrowhawk. 1 Blackcap singing am (John Reid)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Garganey (pair); 3 Ruff; 1 singing Blackcap (G Sutton)
  • Regent's Park: Collared Dove, 10m Blackcaps, 8m Chiffchaffs, Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 2m,1f Reed Buntings (Tony Duckett); pair of Bullfinches  at around 6PM in the trees opposite the inner circle by the goose grazing pen,  8 pairs of Egyptian Geese, 3 Shelduck, 5 Long-tailed Tits (B Powell)   (Tony Duckett, B Powell)
  • Ruislip Woods - Copse Wood: 1+ Woodcock circling, Tawny Owl. Early evening. (Andy Culshaw, David Howdon, Dick Middleton)
  • Sewardstone: Curlew over calling at 07:42 heading NNE (Martin Shepherd).
  • South Norwood Lake: Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Chiffchaff (1 nest building), 2 singing Blackcap (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood).
  • Staines Reservoir: (17.30-19.00) 2 Little Gull (S.Basin), 3 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin), 2 Scaup (1 male, 1 female)(S.Basin), 4 Little Ringed Plover (S.Basin), 1 Shag (N.Basin), 1 Redshank (S.Basin) (A.Luscombe). Also seen in addition to the above 1 Water Pipit (Bob Whatley).
  • St James's Park: singing Chiffchaff (Andrew Self).
  • Stocker's Lake: Common Tern (Birdguides).
  • Tooting Common: 1 male Blackcap, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 5+ Jay, 4 Song Thrush (1 singer), Male Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4+ Stock Dove. Long-tailed Tit & Starling nest building. (James Hudson) In addition to JH sightings: 2 Nuthatch, 7 Stock Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 pr, 1 single female, 1 other), 3 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Heron over. (N. Granger-Taylor) Hi Neil, where were your Nuthatches? Thanks. - Hi James(?), Nuthatches were calling & very visible in Cafe Wood  immediately behind the cafe (which is a little way north of the lake) 9am-ish. Another pair recently in trees towards east end of railway embankment just south of Emmanuel Rd, north end of common - here also, Great Spotted & Green Woodpecker (Nick Granger-Taylor)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 1 Snipe flushed, 14 singing Chiffchaff, 7 singing Blackcap, 5 Lapwing, 7 Teal, 3 Mandarin,Treecreeper, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk,Kestrel, also 1m Orange-Tip (John Colmans)
  • Wallington: Black Kite flew over at 18:40 (Birdguides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Res No 1 - Red Kite at 17:40 towards Alexandra Palace,  Lockwood Res - 1 Swallow over river area, 1 Starling (grey nearly albino), Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk low over water, 30 Teal, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, pr Egyptian Geese (Michael Mac).
  • Wanstead Flats: No sign f Wheatear, 2 Fieldfare, 6+ Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Linnet, 10 + Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 10 + Skylark, Yellowhammer over north (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Quite magical, Willow Warbler S of M 08-15, plenty of Blackcap and Chiffchaff,   pair of Mandarin on Ornamental and later flew in to Perch, however cheeky Mink on the Roding (Bob Vaughan); 2 Linnet, all 3 woodpeckers including Lesser Spotted Woodpecker , 3 Little Egret, displaying Great-crested Grebe on Heronry, 2 Teal, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft) 
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 6 Redwing northeast, c3 singing Blackcap, c5 singing Chiffchaff & 1  Common Gull 1st summer  north. (David Lindo).

Thursday 29th March 2012 Edit

  • Abney Park Cemetery: 1 Tawny Owlet (N Verlander).
  • Alexandra Park: 3 singing Blackcaps just in Conservation Area 7am (increase) (Bob Watts).
  • Arrandene OS, Mill Hill, NW7: 1 squawking Pheasant, 2 cooing Stock Dove, 2 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 warbling Blackcap, 11 chiffing Chiffchaff, 3 calling Nuthatch (Andrew Haynes).
  • Barnehurst (Thirlmere Rd): 1 Goldcrest and 3 Long-tailed Tit in my garden, 1 Goldfinch singing in nearby garden (only ever get the very occasional single bird around here), c20 Ring-necked Parakeet (over, heading west). (Chris Rose).
  • Bexley Woods: – Mallard (2prs), stock dove (6), green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker (2), song thrush, mistle thrush (2), blackcap (singing), chiffchaff (4 singing), nuthatch (4+1pr at nest), (Ralph Todd)

  • Bexley River Shuttle: – Blendon Road-Black Prince Mallard (2prs), moorhen (2), chiffchaff, (Ralph Todd)
  • Bexley Hall Place – formal garden, playing fields and Crayford Rough: Canada Geese (10prs), greylag geese (4prs), mallard (5prs), kestrel, grey heron, moorhen (3), green woodpecker, grey wagtail (2prs), blackcap (1singing), chiffchaff (4), greenfinch, goldfinch (4), (Ralph Todd)
  • Blackheath Dips: Chiffchaffs singing, male Kestrel, Meadow Pipit heard over (Joe Beale).
  • Blackheath: the pair of Egyptian Geese, by Princess of Wales Pond (Joe Beale).
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam).
  • Canons Farm: Black Redstart for at least second day around barns behind Canons Farmhouse (David Campbell et al).
  • Crayford Marshes: Marsh Harrier flew east; Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht Club; Grey Plover, male Corn Bunting, Little Owl, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Curlew, 33 Fieldfare. (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 1 Little Ringed Plover (Jo Dowle per JA). 2 Shelducks, 36 Teal, 52 Tufted Ducks (including female with red nasal saddle), 2 Meadow Pipits north, 2 Linnets (John Archer).
  • Enfield: 1 swallow, 2 red legged partridge, approx 70 redwing, 7 yellowhammer, 1 manderin, 5 chiffchaff (Harry Boorman)
  • Finsbury Park: the Park was seemingly hosting a festival of litter this morning but I did manage to see 2 Green Woodpeckers on the racing tracks, 2+ singing Chiffchaffs and my first singing Blackcap of the year (Ian Bradshaw).
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Teal (pair) still there, plus 3 Coots including nesting pair (Joe Beale)
  • Hackney Marsh: 2 Little Owl, 1 Grey Wagtail. (TeRNS)
  • Hampstead Heath: Grey Heron, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute swan nesting etc Highgate no1 pond, 3 Great crested grebe Men's and Boating lake, Mandarin, tufted duck, swan, Little grebe on Sanctuary, 3-4 Nuthatch and 2 tree creepers in wooded bit between stock and thousand pound pond, 2 Egyptian geese and 2 goslings thousand pound pond, 3 kestral, long-tailed tits, blue and great tits, Magpie, Jay, Crow, Wood pigeon, Epic. Couldn't find Water rail though, unfortunately.12-3.30pm. (Dawn Painter), Common Buzzard over Vale of Health 14:45 & 2 Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher Stock Pond & 2 Teal. (Oliver Simms), Water Rail showing well @17.10 and again for a little longer @ c.17.50 best viewed today from the path on the Cohen's Fields side. Also Lesser Redpoll 09:45 'Third Hedge' Parliament Hill Fields.(Dawn Painter,Oliver Simms ,  Frank Nugent)
  • Hyde Park: Common Tern 17.40 (Birdguides).
  • King George V Res: 2 Sand Martin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtail (I Lycett)
  • North Finchley: Female Blackcap in garden this am (John Colmans).
  • Oakhill Park: 2 Female Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, 4 male Chaffinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Wren, 2 House Sparrow, 8 Starling, pair of Mandarin (the male attempting to chase off a pair of Mallards), 3 Long Tailed Tits (collecting moss), 2 Nuthatch, Jay, 2 Ring Necked Parakeets. Peacock Butterfly, Small White,  pair of Comma, Brimstone (m), Speckled Wood. (Amanda Brown)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: two Garganey on Aveley Pool mid-afternoon (Birdguides)
  • Sainsbury's Nine Elms Car Park: male Peregrine - looks like the Kestrels have left the area permanently(Michael Mac).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Swallow thru early am, drake Mandarin on S basin. (Bob Warden per FJM)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwings, 20+ Fieldfare, Ring Necked Parakeet, Water Pipit, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite over at 1pm, 5 Reed Buntings, Cetti's Warbler showing well, 5 Lapwings, Green Woodpecker, 2 Red legged Partridge reported but only see one, Many Linnets, many Skylarks, Pheasant in field (Sue Giddens)
  • Thorpe Park: Redshank on Manor Lake. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: skywatch 1235-1300 - Peregrine (2 sightings), female Sparrowhawk (4 sightings), also partially albino Blackbird reminiscent of forktail (Bob Watts).
  • Vanletines Park,Ilford : 2 Mistle thrush, Chiffchaff singing, Great-spotted woodpecker, Green woodpecker, Egyptian goose with 1 duckling (Brandon Anderson).
  • Walthamstow:lockwood Red Kite, (at what time?), 2 black-necked grebe one in summer plumage (Kevin j mcmanus).
  • Waltham Cross: Red Kite at 11:30 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2+ Blackcap (1 singer  1 fem), c10 singing Chiffchaff, singing Reed Bunting, c20 Linnet, 10+ Greenfinch, Cormorant over, drumming m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush (David Lindo, Charlie Farrell, Paul Thomas).

Wednesday 28th March 2012 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard high north past Birdwatch office window at 13.30, followed by Red Kite at 13.45 (Ian Lycett, David Callahan)
  • Archway: 4 C.Buzzards (1,1,and 2), 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel and 1 Grey Wagtail. All over between 1pm and 1.45pm (P.Angus)
  • Barnet, Whitings Hill: 6 C. Buzzards between 14.00 & 15.30 (3 then 2 and 1), 2 probably passage birds the other 4 high and moving through.(Roy Beddard)
  • Beddington SF: Bittern (Birdguides).
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: Cetti's Warbler on New Lake. (Chris Slack per Adam Cheeseman).
  • Blackheath, Westcombe Park: 1 Common Buzzard circled and then drifted north @ 17.05 (Joe Beale).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: Common Buzzard over at 11:30am, singing Blackcap, 2 male Chiffchaff on territory, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Linnet, Gyr x falconers hybrid (Stuart Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Claybury Park: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Stock Doves, 3 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 10 Jays, Mistle Thrush (Alan Hobson).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht Club; 4 Avocet, male Corn Bunting, 2 Little Owl, Cetti's Warbler, 33 Fieldfare, 70 Black-tailed Godwit. (Kev Jarvis).
  • EC1 West Smithfield: Chiffchaff singing (first I have heard here) (Bob Beaumont)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 2 Shelducks, 27 Teal, 42 Tufted Ducks (including female with red nasal saddle), Peregrine (John Archer).
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Orange Tip Butterfly (Neil Batten).
  • Ewell Village, Upper Mill: Treecreeper at 15.50 (extremely rare in centre of village). My first sighting in village for at least 15 years (Neil Batten).
  • Fairlop Waters: 3 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Linnet, Greenfinch displaying, Common Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail, singing Pheasant (Brandon Anderson).
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing well on Stock Pond 07:25 also pair Teal, male Blackcap and Chiffchaff Sanctuary Pond, male Blackcap by Parliament Hill (Allan Stewart). Water Rail flushed, but not taken, by dog(!) @ 18:05 (Frank Nugent & Allan Stewart).
  • High Holborn, WC1: Peregrine soaring over at 1400, Grey Wagtail, 2x Goldfinch (Sash Tusa).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Tawny Owl in regular roost tree in Horsenden Wood, 1 Little Owl roosting in Paradise Fields (David Howdon)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Blackcap singing this evening, 2 Chiffchaff (Shaun Harvey).
  • Kensington Gardens: (lunchtime) No sign of the Tawny Owl but had Little Owl in Lime tree east of Peter Pan enclosure, Blackcap singing in the Flower Walk and my first Brimstone butterfly (female) (Martin Honey).
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Redshank, Cetti's Warbler, Snipe (M Bournat).
  • Northaw Great Wood: 3 Common Buzzard together, 1 Treecreeper (James Palmer).
  • Rotherhithe: Kingfisher flew through South Dock 7am (Richard Bonser).
  • Ruislip Woods: Blackcap, numerous Chiffchaff singing, 3 Small Coppers (Nigel Sluman).
  • Russell Park (Bexleyheath): 1 Goldcrest, 34 House Sparrow (only partial hedge count, probably more than 45 in all), 4 Ring-necked Parakeet. (Chris Rose).
  • Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve: White-fronted Goose still; also 3 Little Ringed Plover and escaped adult Red-breasted Goose (Birdguides).
  • Southfields: 06.30 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming just north of Girdwood Road (Martin Honey).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwits thru early am (Bob Warden per FJM) 1 Common Tern, 8 Little Gulls, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 100 Common Gulls in roost. (Franko Maroevic)
  • Sutcliffe Park (Kidbrook) 2 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff. (Conrad Ellam) + Red-eared Terrapin.
  • Totteridge Valley (Folly Farm to Darlands Lake this evening): 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew East), c80 Fieldfares, 5 Redwings, 8 Lapwings, 2 Mandarin, Common Buzzard, Little Owl (Ian Ellis).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Small Tortoiseshell (my 1st of year but believe Terry Lyle & Ken have already had a few earlier in month) (Bob Watts).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: lockwood 3 Red Kites,4 Common Buzzards 6 Sand Martins (Kevin j mcmanus& lol.).
  • Wanstead Park: pr Madarin in the ornamental waters (Steve Thorpe)
  • Westminster: Common Buzzard east over Houses of Parliament at 12.43 (Andrew Self).
  • Woodside Park: 3 Common Buzzards in the air together at 14:20, plus a female Sparrowhawk (Ian Ellis).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 7+ singing Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, just 1 displaying Meadow Pipit (Charlie Farrell) Flyover Skylark and 4 displaying Meadow Pipits at 8.20 am. Also flyover Cormorant, 4 Mallard and Sparrowhawk (fem) (M Bournat)

Tuesday 27th March 2012 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Adult Rook SW 18:08, 2 Meadow Pipits north 06:55, also pairs of Greylag and Shoveler Wood Green res 7am (Bob Watts).
  • Barnehurst, Thirlmere Rd (my back garden): 2 Goldcrest. (Chris Rose).
  • Blackheath: 3 singing Chiffchaffs: 2 on the Dips and 1 by top of Hyde Vale (Joe Beale).
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfishers displaying, 2 Song Thrush, 1 singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff. (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bursted Wood: 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Heron (over). (Chris Rose).
  • Cannizaro Park - Wimbledon: pr feral Egyptian Geese (Michael Mac).
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 adult Mediterranean Gull, Spotted Redshank on thames foreshore near Yacht Club; Common Buzzard, Grey Plover,2 Little Owl, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 44 Fieldfare, Green Sandpiper, 35 Black-tailed Godwit. (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin: 2Common Sandpiper, 4Shelduck, 35 Teal, 49 Tufted Duck (Charlie Farrell)
  • Fairlop Waters: 1 Black-necked Grebe SP on main lake S of Island 5.40pm (Steve Bacon)
  • Finsbury Park station, east end of platform 3 & 4: pair of grey wagtail around 9am (G Sawtell) 
  • Gallions Reach: 5 Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Jon Agar, 12.00)
  • Greenwich Park: 13 Meadow Pipits over (including a flock of 11), 1 Little Grebe again, pair of Teal still present and pair of Egyptian Geese checking out tree nest sites. Also 1 Redwing west. (Joe Beale).
  • Hall Place North: 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 3 (maybe 5) Jackdaw, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 1 Mistle Thrush, at least 11 Ring-necked Parakeet, 33 Starling. (Chris Rose).
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing well again on Stock Pond 08.50, viewable variably from both sides, see photo (Jo Edwards). (Stock Pond is the official name of the pond adjacent to Millfield Lane, just north of the Kenwood Ladies’ Bathing Pond. It is No 13 on this map — Andrew Haynes); Water Rail showing well until noon. Another Water Rail also showing, but not quite so well, on Vale of Health Pond. Also Little Grebes now occupying Wood, Leg of Mutton and Sanctuary ponds, the latter with 3 on it and pair of Grey Wagtails, Boating Pond (Frank Nugent) 5 Linnets North at 1230 plus Holly Blue and Small Tortoiseshell ( Pete Mantle) Pair mandarin ducks and kingfisher sanctuary pond - sister got photo of the blue blur - 11am ish (Dawn Painter)
  • Lonsdale Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Stock Dove (John Gordon).
  • M25: Red Kite soaring around J13 (Nigel Sluman)
  • Martens Grove: 1 Green Woodpecker (heard). (Chris Rose).
  • Mitcham Common : Jn Mitcham Rd/Croydon Rd/Beddington Lane c1900 Rose-ringed Parakeet to roost, 2 Kestrel, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker. Several hundred Jackdaw near Jn Croydon Rd/Carshalton Rd (Andrew Kellett)
  • Rainham RSPB:   Peregrine on 'Serin Mound' from 4.15-5.30, second winter Iceland Gull in gull roost on Wennington Marsh, 2 Short-Eared Owls (James Astley)
  • Roding Valley Park, Redbridge Lakes and Ray Park: 2 Little Egrets, Grey Wagtail, Snipe, Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaffs, Pheasant, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Jays, Mistle Thrush, 2 LBB Gulls (Alan Hobson).
  • Shenstone Park: 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming at Biggs Hill Wood on opposite side of road. (Chris Rose).
  • Stoke Newington High St. Common Buzzard SE at 18.55hrs. (GB)
  • Thorney CP: 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Reed Bunting, 3 Greenfinch, Sparrowhawk flew low over lake, Buzzard, Red Kite over at 2.30pm, 2 Green Woodpeckers.(Sue Giddens).
  • Tooting Common: Singing Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaffs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Stock Doves, Egyptian Goose on pond. No sign of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. (NB: all conversations about this now moved to Tooting Common). (observer ?)
  • Totteridge Valley: c50 Fieldfare very restless in trees then went N, 11 singing Chiffchaffs, 5 singing Blackcap, 2 Lapwing, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (John Colmans).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 1st Holly Blue of year, also 3 Speckled Woods, 2 Stock Dove, yaffling Green Woodpecker (Bob Watts, Terry Lyle).
  • Valentines Park: Little Grebe, 3 Stock Doves, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, Egyptian Goose with one duckling still on Ornamental Lake, Green Woodpecker, 1 singing Blackcap, 3 Herring Gulls and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on Boating Lake (Barbara Miller).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Ring-nected Parakeets, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Shoveler (Jon Agar 10am)
  • Wanstead Park: Green Sandpiper on the Roding (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR, Leyton: 11 Teal, 1 Green Sandpiper. (TeRNS)
  • Wimbledon Common: 1 Kestrel having a good dust bath, 5 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, numerous Green Woodpeckers (Michael Mac).

Monday 26th March 2012 Edit

  • Bankside SE1: Chiffchaff in the birches at east end of Tate Modern (Simon Fogg)
  • Belvedere: juvenile Iceland Gull flew east along the River Thames at 11:05 (Birdguides)
  • Bexley Wood: 1 Treecreeper (also seen by local group last week - first for some years), 2 Nuthatch nesting NW corner of wood + 1 south edge of wood, 1 Chiffchaff (heard), 3 or 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 5 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail. (Chris Rose).
  • Bushy Park: Common Buzzard, pr Kingfishers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps(Tony Duckett).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Erith Yacht Club; Knot, Cetti's Warbler, Common Sandpiper, male Peregrine, 8 Curlew, 18 Fieldfare. (Kev Jarvis).
  • East Finchley Allotment - Heron flying across site, low, 5pm (Dawn Painter)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Little Egret (Conrad Ellam)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Little Grebe (scarce here, and 2nd this year), pair of Teal (Joe Beale and Yu-Hsuan Lin).
  • Hampstead Heath: Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, Kestrels (approx 4-5), Long-tailed Tits, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Possible Buzzard pair but disappeared too quick. 1pm (Dawn Painter).
  • Joydens Wood: Common Buzzard, 7 singing Chiffchaff, 20+Lesser Redpoll with at least 2 Mealy Redpoll, 1 Redwing. (Conrad Ellam) + Red Kite reported by horse rider.
  • Osterley Park: m Pheasant (very unusual here), 2pr Mandarin, 6 Chiffchaff (Tom Smith)
  • Oxleas Woods: Common Buzzard 12.30 circled high then flew off NNW (John Reid)
  • Regent's Park: Northern Wheatear, 10 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Jackdaws, 1m Reed Bunting (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: Common Buzzard 12.45pm (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond riverside: leucistic Magpie, below Terrace Field, mid-afternoon (Robert Chubb)
  • Roding Valley Park, Redbridge Lakes and Ray Park: 2 Little Egrets, Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtails, 4-6 Linnets, Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, Pheasant, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Herons, Jay, Song Thrush, pr of Mistle Thrushes, Pied Wagtail (Alan Hobson).
  • Roding Valley NR - A Red Kite went over the main lake at c. 2.45pm. At least 5 Chiffchaffs calling and Kingfisher (Adam Winstanley).
  • Shuttle River corridor (Bexley), west of Bexley Wood: Riverside Central - 1 Mistle Thrush. Heard from somewhere within Sidcup Golf Course - 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, [Tawny Owl recently reported, but I failed to locate later, after dark]. Hollyoak Wood Park - 2 Greenfinch. Berwick Crescent - 1 Grey Wagtail. Parish Wood Park - approx 131 Ring-necked Parakeet heading west (over). (Chris Rose).
  • Wanstead Park: pr Mandarin (Steve Thorpe) 3 Kingfisher (Nick Croft)

Sunday 25th March 2012Edit

  • Abney Park Cemetery: 2 Tawny Owls plus 2 owlets (N Verlander, P Walker).
  • Alexandra Park: 7 Mipits north 0745 over Golf Course before fog rolled in, drake Aythya hybrid Boating Lake, 2 Redwing Conservation Area, 6 Shoveler Wood Green Res, then 4 relocated to Boating Lake, 2 Greylag Wood Green Res (Bob Watts); Peregrine, Buzzard 13:00 (Gareth Richards).
  • Beddington SF: 2w Iceland Gull drifted over. (observer ?) Updates here (http://www.diporglory.co.uk/)
  • Bentley Priory: Goosander, Chiffchaff, Gadwall (Alan Lewis)
  • Brent Reservoir: 8 Ruddy Duck (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall); pair Wigeon, 230+ Tufted Duck, 30+Pochard, 3 Water Rail, 1 Lesser Redpoll (Roy Beddard); 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcaps; also 3 Jackdaws & 2 Linnets over (Brent Birders)
  • Canons Farm: fem Marsh Harrier circled then flew NNE (pics here), Red Kite, c15 Common Buzzards, 4 Little Owls, 4+ Sparrowhawks, 2 Kestrels, Lapwing, Rook, 3 Mallards, Grey Heron, 2 Lesser Redpolls (Roy Weller/David Campbell).
  • East India Dock Basin area: 4 Shelduck, 83 Common Teal, 29 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Linnet (Nick Tanner).
  • Gallions Reach: 1 Northern Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 281 Black-tailed Godwits (many in breeding plumage), 80 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 50 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, Great Spotted Woodpecker. ( Gary A James & Nick Tanner).
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Water Rail showing well @ 11.20 on the otherwise usually (almost) birdless Stock Pond, reedbed at the back, visible only from the meadow adjacent to that pond. Strangely, another Water Rail showing @ 12.45 on the usually (almost) birdless Vale Of Health Pond. Absence of hordes of fishermen (closed season now) might have something to do with this particular individual's appearance. Also 5 Common Buzzards over, together, c.13.00, Vale Of Health. 8 singing Chiffchaff, 3 singing Blackcap, pairs of Little Grebes now occupying Wood, Leg Of Mutton & Sanctuary Ponds (Frank Nugent)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1 Tawny owl, 1 Little owl, 4+ Treecreeper, 1 Goldcrest. 18:15. (Catherine Beazley)
  • Lea Valley CP, Gunpowder park/ Sewardstone Marsh: Short-eared Owl hunting the cob meadows 0830 till 0845 at least.1 (m) Kestrel, 1 (f) Sparrowhawk, 7 singing Skylark. 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit. 3 (1m&2f) Bullfinch by Knights pits, 2 Blackcap,13 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Buzzard low north 0937hrs. Relief channel- 2 Water Rail, 1 (f) Goosander (Neville Smith).
  • Mill Hill Park, NW7: Sparrowhawk (female type) circling high over, Nuthatch singing near Wise Lane / Parkside entrance & female Pheasant flew over (Bob Husband, Fay Broom, et al NW London RSPB Group stall at Friends of Mill Hill Park event).
  • Muswell Hill Playing Fields N10: 1 Buzzard seen whilst I was lino for my son's football match (won 7-0); also 100+ Chaffinch in adjacent Coldfall Wood before kick off (James Palmer).
  • Palmers Green N13: Buzzard drifted NW around 1230, mobbed briefly by smaller raptor thermalling even higher up (Sparrowhawk ?). (Stuart Harrington).
  • Ruislip Woods: up to 10 Buzzards (2 groups of 4 together), Meadow Pipit, 7 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Lesser Redpoll, pr Bullfinch (Neil Anderson).
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 1 Little Egret, 3 Water Rail, 1 Dunlin, 6 (3m &3f) Goosander, 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe all in the relief channel. 1(m) Sparrowhawk, 1 Stock Dove, 483 Redwing headed east in 2 hours, also 108 Fieldfare. 1 Billfinch, 4 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper, 12 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting. (Neville Smith)
  • Southfields: Marsh Tit at feeder in garden. (Guy Bradley)
  • South Norwood Lake: Tawny Owl (calling) (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Staines Reservoir: 5 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin), 1 drake Scaup (S.Basin), 1 juv. Shag (N.Basin), 5 Redshank, Goldeneye, Linnet (A.Luscombe); 1 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Little Gulls (1,1st W) 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd W) in roost, Pintail pair, 3 Black-necked Grebes (S basin), 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank (Rob Innes, Franko Maroevic).
  • Wanstead Flats: Rook east, at least 2 Common Buzzard (S Fisher, Tim Harris, J Lethbridge)
  • West Drayton: Red Kite very low near Heathrow Airport at 4.15pm.(Sue Giddens).
  • Woodside Park: male Blackcap, pair Sparrowhawks displaying, 22 Redwings, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Rooks over.
  • Walthamstow: Red Kite seen flying overhead closely followed by smaller bird of prey ?common buzzard (Jayne Topping)

Saturday 24th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1st summer Rook south 0852, pair Shoveler over Wood Green Res, 3 Jackdaw (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener). Buzzard E 1645, 2 Jackdaw SW (Gareth Richards).
  • Beddington SF: Red Kite flew NW c9am. (oberverver ?) Updates and pics here http://www.diporglory.co.uk/
  • Blackheath, Westcombe Park: singing Blackcap, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers chasing each other about, 2 Meadow Pipits north (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite flew east 11.20, also 4 Jackdaws over, 13 Chiffchaffs & 3 Blackcaps (Brent Birders); 3 Common Buzzards (2 E @ 15.10, 1 N @ 16.20) , 3 Green Sands behind dam (Andrew Self)
  • Clapton Garden e5: 6 common Buzzards thermalling together and then all flew NE at lunch time, follwed by another five mins later. (Jamie P)
  • Crossness: drake Pintail, 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, 50+ Black-tailed Godwits, 7+ Curlews, 9 Oystercatchers (John Archer)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 2 singing Blackcap, several singing Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Jackdaw. ( V.Halley-Frame & Steve Drake ).
  • East Barnet garden: Common Buzzard circling, heading NE @ 15:40. (D Bates)
  • Fulham, Lots Road: Red Kite circling @ 10:45, heading slowly west (Mark Ruscoe)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Chiffchaff, male Blackcap, pair of Little Grebes & male Kestrel in Ecology Park. 5 Teal & 10 Shelduck on Thames. (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam) + Comma, Peacock, Small White & Brimstone.
  • Greenwich Park: Pair of Teal, pair Egyptian Geese, Chiffchaff (Joe Beale)
  • Hornchurch, Garden: 2 Common Buzzards over.(Dave Morrison)
  • Lake Farm Country Park: 2 Red Kite circling (Nigel Sluman)
  • Limetrees Park/Golf Course (Northolt): 2 Dabchick, 2 Redwing, 2 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, singing Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson)
  • Lonsdale road barnes; 2 Great Crested Grebe,12 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall,10 Teal, 2 Mandarin ducks, 2 Egyptian geese, 2 cetti's wabler, 1 blackcap, 2 chiffchaffs,(John Gordon)
  • Peckham: Cock Phesant seen at Burgess Park Food Project, SE15, Surrey Canal Walk
  • Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite flew low East (11:50), Sparrowhawk, Little Owl (in usual tree), 2 Mipits flew West. (Joe Dickens)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite flew south 11.00 (S. Read per JW).
  • Staines Moor: Drake Goosander on River Colne at 1:30pm (James Hudson)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Little Gull (S.Basin), 1 drake Scaup (S.Basin), 3 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin). (A.Luscombe).
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Red-legged Partridge, 2 Pheasant, 2 possibly 3 different Buzzards (1 dropped into small wood nearby), pr Kestrel, 6 displaying Lapwings, 10+ Stock Dove, 2 singing Skylarks, pr Fieldfare, 5 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 3 Rooks, 2 m Reed Bunting, Peacock, 3 Comma (Neil Anderson) HillingdonNHS walk - similar birds seen including the buzzards. also several ChiffChaff, Speckled wood and Brimstone (Jim Fell)
  • Uxbridge: Red Kite very low (at roof level) along Swakeley's Road (Nigel Sluman)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellowhammer north 06:30, 3 Linnet, c.10 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit (+8 north), 6 singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Fieldfare,18 Shoveler, 19 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 7+ Egyptian Goose, 3 Stock Dove (Nick Croft); 3 Common Buzzard (J Lethbridge)

Friday 23rd March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lapwing over Wood Green Res at 09.30 am, 4 singing Chiffchaffs (David Callahan). Great White Egret flying over Avenue Gardens at 8.20am coming from the direction of Wood Green Reservoir (Mike Benyon); Common Buzzard circling north at 15.10 pm, Peregrine east at 16.15 pm (DC, Ian Lycett).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: 4 Tawny Owl (2 adults 2 owlets), singing Blackcap and Chiffchaff, Short-eared Owl over the site yesterday. (TB,GB)
  • Amwell GPs: two Little Gulls briefly AM (Birdguides).
  • Blackheath: minimum of 8 Meadow Pipits north, also 3 Chiffchaffs singing (Joe Beale).
  • Brent Reservoir: 9 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap (Andrew Verrall).
  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, singing Song Thrush, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam).
  • Cassiobury Park Watford: Osprey 14.20 (Birdguides).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on foreshore near yacht club; 2 Grey Plover, Cetti's Warbler, 9 Curlew, 22 Fieldfare (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness: adult Little Gull south at 12.25, drake Pintail still on flooded paddock, Harbour Porpoise off pumping station at 11.25 (Ian Miller per JA).
  • Dollis Valley (Barnet to Woodside Park section): 4 singing Chiffchaff, male Bullfinch, 2 singing Song Thrush, pair of Jays, 3 Ring-necked Parakeets (Amanda Brown).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 4 Shelducks, 75+ teal, 33 Tufted Ducks, 3 Common Sandpipers (John Archer).
  • Greenwich Park: pair of Teal and pair of Egyptian Geese, the latter look set to breed (Joe Beale).
  • Hamstead Heath: 2 Little Grebe on Sanctuary Pond, 3 Little Grebe on Wood Pond, Pair of Egyptian Geese with two goslings on Thousand Pound Pond (Liz Valentine).
  • Isle of Dogs: Pair of Egyptian Geese on Millwall Dock (site tick); pair of Peregrine high above Mudchute Farm, singing Blackcap, 3+ Mistle Thrush (Richard Harrison).
  • Kensington Gardens: Tawny Owl showing well in usual tree, 4 Treecreepers very active nearby, Sparrowhawk circling above, 1 Chiffchaff heard, 2 Mandarin, Great Crested Grebe & Little Grebe on Long Water (James Hudson)
  • Ladywell fields SE6: Kingfisher,Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Male Sparrowhawk (Terry Wilson)
  • Northolt & Greenford Countryside park: Senegal parrot Senegalus senegalus on Smith's Farm am (Martin Smith)
  • Pinner Park Farm: male Peregrine through at 14:55, putting up c40 Fieldfare & 5 Redwing, 1 Common Buzzard over at 15:25, 2 Little Owl showing well, 1 Cormorant dropped in, Nuthatch, 23 Jackdaw, Jay, 12 Black-headed Gull north-east, male Brimstone & 3 Small Tortoiseshell (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: Iceland Gull  2nd-winter  again on Wennington Marsh; also Water Pipit on Purfleet Scrape and Spotted Redshank on Aveley Flash (Birdguides)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Little Gulls this afternoon (Birdguides)
  • Streatham Common: 1 kestrel (R Bell)
  • Thorpe Park: Tundra Bean Goose on Manor Lake at 17:00 and Green Sandpiper. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Tooting Bec Common (north end): 3 Green Woodpecker (pair at nest-hole in oak; a third heard calling further south), male Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, group of 4 Stock Dove, 1 Chiffchaff singing (N. Granger-Taylor).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood 3 Red Kite, Scaup Lockwood (Kevin J Mcmanus/lol).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 singing Blackcap - 1st for the year, Plus 6 Stock Dove, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Redwing, c5 singing Chiffchaff, c20 Meadow Pipit & 1 Speckled Wood. (The Scrubbers).

Thursday 22nd March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 singing Chiffchaffs, Red Kite drifting S. across Eastern part of park @ 09.15 (Jonathan Cooke)
  • Barking Bay: 74 Black Tailed Godwits, 26 Redshank, Grey Plover, 2 Curlew, Green Sandpiper and 3 pair Oystercatchers.(Dave Morrison)
  • Bayhurst Wood (west from Ruislip Lido) Red Kite seen on fields near the western edge of the wood (Buzzards seen in same spot last week) - NickS
  • Beddington SF: 2nd-winter Kumlien's Gull still this morning; also adult Iceland Gull (Birdguides) Green Sandpiper & Sparrowhawk this evening (Phil Bull)
  • Blackheath Dips: 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush (Joe Beale).
  • Brent Reservoir: Fieldfare, Sheldrake, Stock Dove, several singing Chiffchaff (John Gravatt & Andrew Haynes).
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, Goldcrest, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam).
  • Bushy Park: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, pr Kingfishers, pr Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Redwings, 5 Chiffchaff, 40+ Lesser Redpoll, Siskins (Tony Duckett).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Erith Yacht Club; Knot, Ruff, 2 Little Owl, 8 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 30 Fieldfare. (Kev Jarvis & Steve Carter).
  • East Barnet (back garden near Oakhill Park): singing Blackcap (10th day in a row) (D Bates).
  • East India Dock Basin: 4 Shelducks, 46 Teal, 36 Tufted Ducks, Chiffchaff (John Archer).
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Black-headed Gull south east over (Neil Batten)
  • Finsbury Park: 4 Shovelers, breeding pair of Little Grebes, Pair of Egyptian Geese, 30+ Pochards and drake Red-crested Pochard all on boating lake, 2 Stock Doves and singing Chiffchaff ( Ian Bradshaw).
  • Greenwich Park: pair of Teal, Chiffchaff singing, 2 Song Thrush, Meadow Pipit overhead (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: male Blackcap Kenwood Garden 06:30,pair Greylag Goose on Boating Pond 07:30,male Blackcap Parliament Hill 08:00.(Allan Stewart)
  • Harefield (private address near church): Cuckoo heard then seen briefly flying over heading towards Moorfield Road side of the Grand Union. Also one Red Kite always seen in the afternoon but today four were soaring low around St Marys Road, Broadwater Lane and Church Hill area (W.Marks and Harefield resident Mum- who also would like it noted that the Cuckoo today is the earliest she has heard it in over 20 years)
  • Harmondsworth Moor: 6 Chiffchaff singing, Kingfisher. (S. Cumming)
  • Highgate,Waterlow park: 2 C.Buzzards flying N/E 08.00 (P.Angus)
  • Holmethorpe Sand Pits: juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard flew southeast this afternoon (Birdguides) Where is Holmethorpe Sand Pits please?
  • Kensington Gardens: Round Pond - pr Egyptian Geese with 3 goslings, Sparrowhawk over high, adult Tawny Owl in usual tree with Treecreeper nearby (Martin Honey).
  • Oakhill Park (East Barnet): Grey wagtails still there (a pair today - in the brook near the east bridge), also 2 song thrush, 4 wrens, 3 chaffinch, one jackdaw with 36 crows, 4 ring necked parakeets, 2 long tailed tits, but a significant lack of woodpeckers today. (Amanda Brown)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Little Owl in usual tree, 1 Rook, 37 Jackdaw, 1 Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Fieldfare, 4 Long-tailed Tit & 1 Coot. Also one singing Chiffchaff at Headstone Moat (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park: 1 Blackcap at north feeding station, 15+ Chiffchaff all over the park, Reed Bunting in wetland area (Francis Tusa)
  • Reigate: Cuckoo reported calling mid-morning (Birdguides).
  • Staines Moor: Summer plumaged Water Pipit by River Colne 13.20, 35+ Linnet including bizarre leucistic individual, Fieldfare, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5+ Skylark, 5+ Reed Bunting, 5 + Chiffchaff (Oliver Simms).
  • Staines Reservoir: Drake Scaup on South Basin, 3 Black-necked Grebes but distant, 4 Shelduck, 50+ Goldeneye, Redshank. Juvenile Shag on North Basin but no sign of Smew (Oliver Simms).
  • Totteridge Valley: Mediterranean Gull (full summer plumage, with common gulls), Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, Lapwing, 2 Mandarin Duck (one, incongruously, on a cattle trough in a field), Chiffchaff singing (Andrew Bailey).
  • Trent Park: Crossbill, heard calling only, Moat Wood near Larches, 12:10 hrs; 2 Orange Underwing, around Birches, here also (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Res: Lockwood: 2 Twite (pics here), Red Kite, Common Buzzard; the two Twite were a first for Walthamstow (Kevin J. McManus et al). Bearded Tit (prob fem.) flew out of Reeds on the East side of West Warwick @ 09:05, climbed high and flew off South-east. 2 Jackdaw, M Scaup Low Maynard, Red Kite and Buzzard in afternoon over Lockwood also esc. Saker/Lanner c/w jesses. (Paul Whiteman, Mike Messenger, Pete Lambert)
  • Westminster: Osprey north over Houses of Parliament at 12.44 (Andrew Self).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 pair of Skylark in the grassland, c2 Redwing, c4 singing Chiffchaff, I singing male Reed Bunting, c9 Meadow Pipit incl. c3 singers, 1 Green Woodpecker heard & c30 Common Gulls. (The Scrubbers)

Wednesday 21st March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Lesser Redpoll flew north at 0650 (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington SF: 2nd-winter Kumlien's Gull again on the main lake before flying to the tip; also 2nd-winter Caspian Gull (Birdguides)
  • Blackheath Dips: 2 Chiffchaffs singing, 1 male Brimstone butterfly (Joe Beale and Yu-Hsuan Lin).
  • Brent Reservoir: Woodcock: 8 singing Chiffchaff: 3 Grey-lag Geese: 2 GB-B Gull: 2 Meadow Pipit: Pair Bullfinch (John Colmans). Also m Blackcap singing (Roy Beddard, Andrew Verrall).
  • Bromley, Hayes Farm: Common Buzzard near top end (Barnet Wood Road) @ 11.50, Little Egret over Rookery Lake @ 13.15 ish.
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 3 imm Rook south east, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 3 singing Chiffchaff, pr Kestrel (Stuart Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park (Lewisham) Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Redwing, singing Chiffchaff. (Conrad Ellam) + Comma
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near the Yacht Club, 2 Little Owl, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Curlew, 33 Fieldfare, male Peregrine. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness: drake Pintail on flooded paddock, white-winged gull (Iceland or leucistic Herring) flew E at 11.45, adult Mediterranean Gull drifted east at 2.55 (Ian Miller per JA).
  • Crouch End to Finsbury Park: 2 chiffchaff, 1 singing, 1 feeding: 1 singing chifchaff in Park (G Sawtell).
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Shelducks, 35 teal, 25 Tufted Ducks, peregrine (John Archer).
  • Ewell Village: Pair of Ring Necked Parakeet nest building in Plane tree at the Upper Mill, Kingston Road (Neil Batten).
  • Fairlop Waters: 1 male Wheatear paddock field,1 Short eared Owl quartering SE corner scrub 6.15 pm ,2 Chiffchaff (Steve Bacon)
  • Glenbrook South, EN2 (Enfield): 2 singing male Blackcap, 10:00 hrs (Robert Callf).
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Chiffchaff singing, pair Teal, pair Egyptian Geese, 2 Meadow Pipits N and 1 Common Buzzard N (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Chiffchaff singing by Stock Pond 07:00,Chiffchaff and male Blackcap by Parliament Hill 17:30.(Allan Stewart)
  • Hatch End: Peregrine circling over Rowland Ave. at mid day ( J. Edwards)
  • Holyfield/Langridge: Curlew, 3 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, Little Owl, pr Bullfinch, pr Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler (Mike Oakland)
  • Kew Gardens: 6 pr Stock Dove, 1 Brimstone (James Lowen)
  • Lonsdale Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Crested Grebe (both rare here - the second in two years for me of both species), 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 10 Pochard (a good count), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Rich Petley)
  • Mudchute: Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff singing, male Peregrine over (John Archer).
  • Oak Hill Park, East Barnet: pair Mandarin, in pond by the long hedge, plus 2 (pair?) Jays, Grey Wagtail on the brook. (S.Javes)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard north-west at 13:20, 1 Little Owl in usual tree, 8 Fieldfare, 5 Long-tailed Tit & 1 Nuthatch (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: Great White Egret flew west over and appeared to land; also 2nd-winter Kumlien's Gull and two 2nd-winter Iceland Gulls still on Wennington Marsh, 3rd-winter Caspian Gull, 8+ Yellow-legged Gulls and Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Birdguides)
  • Raynes Park: 2 Buzzard. (S Haslem)
  • Richmond Park (skywatch 1230-1500): Peregrine imm, Red Kite @1400, Buzzard passage>15, including two groups of four, & a pale morph @ 1430 (J.Wilczur).
  • Thorpe Park: Tundra Bean Goose again present at 18:00 with 21 Greylag Geese at the western end of Manor Lake. Sheduck (m). (Kevin Duncan)
  • Tooting Bec Common (north end): group of 3 Chiffchaff in silver birch (1 singing briefly); 1 Nuthatch (heard); 2 Chaffinch singing (heard) (N. Granger-Taylor).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff singing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Peacock, Comma and Small White butterflies (John Archer).
  • Walthamstow:lockwood escaped Saker mobbing a common buzzard,lapwing (Kevin J Mcmanus).

Tuesday 20th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pair Greylag Wood Green Res, singing Chiffchaff 7am (Bob Watts).
  • Banstead Downs: Egyptian Goose over A217 in loose association with another goose-type bird, probably also an Egyptian, 8.03am (David Campbell).
  • Blackheath Dips: Chiffchaff singing (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 singing Chiffchaffs, drake Shelduck, Peregrine over (Andrew Self).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 7 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Shelduck north, 9 Teal, Kestrel, Peregrine north, 2 Chiffchaff (S Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 singing (Conrad Ellam).
  • Crystal Palace Park: singing Blackcap, Green Woodpecker. Lake - Nuthatch, Grey Heron nest abandoned no birds and no Great Crested Grebes, pr Greylag and 8 Tufted Duck (Michael Mac).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht club; adult Mediterranean Gull, female Wheatear, male Corn Bunting, Little Owl, 2 Green Sandpiper, female Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Oystercatcher,(Kev Jarvis).
  • Debden Station: 3 Common Buzzards west @15.05. (Gary A James).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: singing Chiffchaff in the Copse, 3 Shelducks, 73 Teal, 21 Tufted Ducks, 3 Redshanks, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Stock Doves, Linnet (John Archer).
  • Epsom Common: 9 Mandarins (5m,4f), 7 Canada Geese, 7 Moorhens, Coot, 19 Mallards, 2 Chiffchaffs; also a bat flying in daytime, pics here (David Campbell).
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Little Grebe (first of year), pair of Teal and pair Egyptian Geese, 2 Chiffchaffs, Meadow Pipts overhead (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: female Reed Bunting showing well on Highgate No 1 Pond in small reedbed by platform at 07:55. Pair Sparrow Hawk displaying over Boating Pond 07:50.2 Greylag Goose over Parliament Hill 08:30.(Allan Stewart) Dabchick Leg of Mutton Pond 8.00 (see picture) and cock pheasant at Sanctuary Pond feeders 16.00 (Jo Edwards) 2 female Blackcap by Parliament Hill Gate at 17:30. Male Pheasant still by feeders <Sanctuary Pond18:15.(Allan Stewart)
  • Heathrow Airport: 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet (m,f), Black Redstart (m), Kestrel, Common Buzzard(Rob Mills)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 2 House Sparrow (really rare here) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 3 Singing Chiffchaff, Lesser Redpoll, singing Reed Bunting (JP)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 29 Jackdaw, 1 Meadow pipit over & the remains of a male Pheasant in the main pond field - would have been a year tick (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Dark-bellied Brent Goose(Dave Morrison) also Snow Bunting still, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and Sedge Warbler (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park: juv female Peregrine, Little Owl, Nuthatch, Reed Bunting, 6 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett).
  • Roding Valley Park, Ray Park and Redbridge Lakes: 2 Little Egrets, Snipe, 4 Linnets, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Little Grebe, 2 Chiffchaffs, Pheasant, Grey Heron, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Jays, Goldfinch (Alan Hobson).
  • Ruislip: Copse Wood: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming with Great Spotted Woodpecker to compare with, 2 Nuthatch,4 Chiffchaff, 3 Coal Tit, Goldcrest ( Martin Smith)
  • Snarersbrook: m Willow Warbler, m Blackcap (Stuart Fisher)
  • Staines Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe; also 10 Black-necked Grebes, Scaup and Shag (Birdguides)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Snipe. (Peter Kite)
  • Thorpe Park: Green Sandpiper and Shelduck (m). (Kevin Duncan)
  • Trent Park: 7 Chiffchaff in song, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Goosander(f), Green Woodpecker, 2 Tufted Duck(m,f), 5 Canada Goose, Mute Swan, 2 Mandarin (m,f). ( Pete Lowman).
  • Vicarage Farm (Enfield): 1 male Stonechat - our first of the year; 7 Lesser Redpoll, perched in Sallow (Robert Callf & Robin White).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Large juv Falcon, pos Lanner/Saker/Peregrine type with jesses on, attempting to catch feral pigeons, presumed same bird seen at Stoke Newington east reservoirs a couple of weeks ago, also Snipe, 16 Linnet and 4 Meadow Pipits. (observer ?)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood Swallow, 3 Buzzard ; Lanner/saker seen on Lockwood pylon early morning, the bird has been on site for at least 2 weeks. (Kevin J Mcmanus/lol)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Wheatear, 8 Fieldfare, 15 Meadow Pipit + c.40 north in under an hour c.11:00, 20 Shoveler, 15 + Tufted Duck, 3 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 singing Chiffchaff, Stock Dove (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: m Mandarin (the fort - ornamental waters - Steve Thorpe), 5 singing Chiffchaff, 4 singing Blackcap + 1 female, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 3 Meadow Pipit north, 2 drumming Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Stock Dove, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe)
  • Wanstead, private garden: Lesser Redpoll (Chris Legge)

Monday 19th March Edit

  • Barnehurst (Grasmere Rd allotment site): Approx 81 Ring-necked Parakeets over, in 5 groups, heading SW/W late afternoon. (Chris Rose).
  • Blackheath Dips: 1 Chiffchaff singing, first of year (Joe Beale).
  • Brent Reservoir: pr Shelduck, Great Black-backed Gull (Andrew Haynes). 12.20 Peregrine male soaring above fields and North Marsh, 2 Chiffchaffs singing (Andrew Verrall).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: Sand Martin, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 7 Stock Dove, 21 Teal, Jackdaw south, Peregrine over and falconers Gyr hybrid over (Stuart Fisher)
  • Clapham Common (7am): 2 Redwing, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Tufted Duck on Mount Pond, good numbers Chaffinch and usuals. Scattered about 2 Herring Gull, 25+ Common Gull, 40 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Mount Pond) (Mark H).
  • Clapton Garden: 3 Common Buzzards high and N at 12.20, another (pale bird) at 12.50 N, harassed by a pair of Peregrines (Jamie P).
  • Crouch End to Finsbury Park, Parkland Walk: 8-8.25am, 2 singing Blackcaps (G Sawtell).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on foreshore near the yacht club, Little Owl, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew (Kev Jarvis).
  • East Finchley Allotment - 3 buzzard 12pm (Dawn Painter)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 2 Shelducks, 81 Teal, 23 Tufted Ducks, Peregrine, 4 Common Sandpipers (John Archer).
  • Epping Forest: Woodcock flushed early afternoon, 2 Redwing, singing Chiffchaff. (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail. Also unidentifed Pipit species flushed from bed of river flew off north west, calling (Neil Batten).
  • Greenwich Park: Pair of Teal, Redwing/s heard (Joe Beale).
  • Hampstead Heath: Willow Warbler this afternoon by male bathing pond, Woodcock over Kingsley Way, near Heath Extension (Oliver Simms).male Wood Duck on sanctuary Pond(Allan Stewart)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Scaup still ♂♀ in boathouse bay, 2 Buzzard, Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap singing (Derek Turner).
  • Lake Farm CP, Hayes: Rred Kite drifting low E at 11.55 hrs, 20 Meadow Pipits (Peter Naylor).
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Sand Martins, 7 Chiffchaffs (website).
  • Oakwood Park, N14: 1 Woodcock, flushed, 06:40 hrs - my first record for the site! 9+ Lesser Redpoll, feeding on buds of Lombardy Poplars, also 1 Mealy Redpoll here, 07:00 hrs; 2 singing male Blackcap; 1 singing male Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: female Sparrowhawk, 2 Meadow Pipit over, 8 Jackdaw, Green & Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Long-tailed Tit & 2 Grey Heron. Also 7 Coot (a record count) at Headstone Moat (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park: Smew, 3 Blackcaps, 8 Chiffchaffs, Reed Bunting (Tony Duckett)
  • Roding Valley Park and Redbridge Lakes: 4 Little Egrets, Snipe, Redwing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, Grey Heron, Mistle Thrush, 3 Jays, Goldfinch (Alan Hobson).
  • Staines Reservoir: Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Wheatear, 2 Redshank, 2 Linnets, Reed Bunting, Juv Shag, 6 Goldeneye.(Sue Giddens) 2+ summer plumaged Black-necked Grebe, Scaup, Water Pipit, 2 Little Ringed Plover. (Adam Cheeseman).
  • St James's Park: almost all the Black-headed Gulls have left, also 4 probable Meadow Pipits flew over (Andrew Self).
  • St Anns Hill Park [above M3 about a mile inside the M25] at 9.30am pair of C Buzzards circling (Angus Innes).
  • Thorpe Park: 42 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper and a Curlew which flew into roost at 17:23. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Blackcap singing Sanctuary Wood am (1st of year) (Bob Watts).
  • Trent Park: 2 female Goosander, Lower Lake; 2 Woodcock, flushed; 30+ Redpoll sp., flew from bushes by Lower Lake, Uni-side (Robert Callf & Robin White); 4 Chiffchaff singing ( first for year), 2 Common Buzzard mewing over Icehouse Wood, Kestrel, Cormorant, Mute Swan ( no sign of Goosander late afternoon) ( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: (Lockwood) 2 Buzzard, Curlew, Sand Martin (Kevin J Mcmanus).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2-3 Wheatear (1m), no sign of Stonechat, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 12 Meadow Pipit (2 singing), 3 Pied Wagtail, 10 + Skylark, Linnet, 2 Chiffchaff (1 singer), 9 Egyptian Goose, 15 Tufted Duck, 17 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 3 Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Nick Croft/Jonathan Lethbridge/Tim Harris)

Sunday 18th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 singing Blackcap (2 Top Field, Conservation Area), 2 Chiffchaffs, Meadow Pipit, 3 presumed Lesser Redpoll in flight, 5 Shoveler Boating Lake, 2 Little Grebes; Boating Lake and New River, 20+ Redwing still (Bob Watts), nearby male Brambling on feeders c9am in garden north of Boating Lake (Alan Gibson).
  • Bentley Priory: Red Kite, diff from Friday's bird, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Richard Francis) Goosander, Great Crested Grebe and Chiffchaff, Summerhouse Lake P.M. (Joe Dickens)
  • Blackheath, Westcombe Park: Female Sparrowhawk caught and ate a female Starling in a garden (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Woodcock flushed, also Meadow Pipit & Lesser Redpoll over, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 11 Snipe & pair of Shelduck (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 1 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Redwing, 2 Stock Dove (Rich Petley)
  • Brookmill Park: singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 drake Gadwall, 3 Common Sandpipers, Chiffchaff (Paul Hyland).
  • Ewell, Bourne Hall: 1 Egyptian Goose, unringed and fully winged, on lake until mid-day at least - potential first for village (Neil Batten)
  • Fairlop Waters: Black Redstart (Neil Twyford).
  • Finsbury Park: 1 male Mandarin, I male and 1 female Red-crested Pochard (presumed escapes), 1 Egyptian Goose (James Palmer)
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock flew over Vale of Health at 7.40am, 3 further Woodcock sightings on West Heath 8.00-9.00am - potentially the same bird, 2 singing Chiffchaff, Kingfisher on Mixed Pond (Chris Bird) Woodcock again,over East Heath 10.20a.m. from where seen twice last Sunday too (Frank Nugent). Still several flocks of 10-15 Redwings around; also 2 singing Blackcaps. Pr Little Grebe in Conservation Pond (Sash Tusa)
  • Lesnes Abbey Wood: 1 Grey Heron by Abbey ponds, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 4 Song Thrush heard at different points on margin (near habitation) of section between Knee Hill and New Rd. 1 Pied Wagtail at nearby Abbey Wood railway station. (Chris Rose).
  • Leytonstone (Grove Road): female Black Redstart in garden and roof tops early am (Stuart Fisher)
  • Pinner Park Farm: female type Teal on the main pond, 1 Little Owl, 4 Meadow Pipit over, 17 Jackdaw, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Canada Goose & 2 Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Iceland Gull off stone barges at 9.00 (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park: 4 Meadow Pipits, Northern Wheatear, 7 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: 2 wheatears on rugby fields; 1 buzzard soaring over Pen Ponds early afternoon (N Millar)
  • Sevenoaks Reserve: juvenile Glaucous Gull (Birdguides)
  • South Norwood CP: Willow Warbler (singing), 5 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting and 14 Fieldfare (Steven Robinson)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Northern Wheatear (N. Basin, west embankment), 1 Water Pipit (N. Basin, west corner), 3 Oystercatcher (2 N. Basin, 1 S. Basin), drake Scaup (N. Basin), 1 female Smew (N. Basin), 1 Black-necked Grebe (S. Basin), 1 juv. Shag (N.Basin). (A. Luscombe). In the evening, an immature (prob 2nd-winter) Iceland Gull N basin briefly then slowly drifted S with other large gulls, in view approx 1730-1740hrs (Rob Innes, Ken Purdey).
  • Stockley Park, West Drayton: Red Kite, flying s/w at 1 pm. John Castle.
  • Ten Acre Wood: Chiffchaff (Jim Fell)
  • Thorney CP: Green Woodpecker, Little Egret flying towards wooden bridge, Jay, Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff singing, male Reed Bunting, Little Grebe (Sue Giddens)
  • Totteridge Valley: at least 658 Common Gulls (groups of 283 + 238 at Folly Farm, plus 137+ at Frith Manor Farm); also 33 Black-headed Gulls, 11 Lapwings, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Common Buzzards, 4 Mistle Thrushes, 5 Fieldfare, 7 Meadow Pipits, Redwing. (Ian Ellis)
  • Tyttenhanger: 47 sp inc - Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Little Egret (perched high in an oak), Goldcrest (F), Kestrel, Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal, Water Rail, Redshank, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Red Legged Partridge, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (M&F), lge groups of Chaffinch & Goldfinch (Amanda Brown) 1200-1430-1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher and 3 Redshank on the fishing lakes. 1 Ringed Plover on main pit.1 (m) Bullfinch north of main pit, 1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, and 1 (f) Sparrowhawk over, 5 Fieldfare by paddocks (near heath). 1 Siskin and 1 Redpoll on the heath. 12 Sakylark up together including 2 singer and 5 Yellowhammer and 12+ Reed Bunting by the hedge (Neville Smith).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 9:30-11:15am No 2; 2+ Chiffchaff, 3 Goldeneye (M + x2 F), Fieldfare, Teal, Egyptian Geese, Kestrel (G Sawtell); Lockwood Red Kite, 3 Wheatear, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff (Kevin J Mcmanus).
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 male Wheatear, female Stonechat, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff (S Fisher, Jonathan Lethbridge and others)

Saturday 17th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Chiffchaffs between Cricket Scrub, Conservation Area, Pond, where also Water Rail, several Redpolls near car park below Boating Lake (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts).
  • Banstead Woods: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull flew south 3pm, pics here (David Campbell).
  • Beddington: 3 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Water Pipit, 1 2nd win Iceland Gull, 1 2nd sum Med Gull, 1 1st sum Caspian Gull, 1 Dunlin, 1 Cetti's Warbler (PA, BFBG) pics
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 singing Chiffchaffs & pair of Shelduck (Brent Birders)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: Sand Martin just north of 3 Mills early am (S Fisher for Marco Johnson)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam).
  • Canons Farm: fem Wheatear at Legal & General (Ian Jones/David Campbell).
  • Clapham Common: pr Pied Wagtails, 7 Stock Dove feeding on rough ground, 3 pr Egyptian Geese, Singing Mistle Thrush (Michael Mac).
  • Crayford Marshes : Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht club; 5 Wheatear, Corn Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 60 species recorded, Peregrine flew low over the slack at 1.16pm. 4-5 Chiffchaff now in, 1 Lesser Redpoll, several Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler and Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, a few fieldfare and Redwing, Water Rail heard calling and 2 Jackdaw by probable nesting hole.
  • East India Dock Basin area: 6 Shelduck, male Gadwall, 121 Common Teal, 31 Tufted Duck, Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff, singing Chaffinch (Nick Tanner).
  • Fairlop Waters: Fem/1W Male Black Redstart 4pm in horse paddock arena ,20 Linnet (Steve Bacon)
  • Fitzrovia - Charlotte Street: Female Peregrine scaring the bejasus out of the pigeons. 12.30. (P.Angus)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, singing Goldcrest, 3 Coots (usually just the resident pair) and the lingering pair of Teal (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath- Single Blackcap, Chiffchaff and male Wheatear.
  • Larkhall Park - Stockwell: Mistle Thrush building nest - Oasis Gardens over road Mistle Thrush just starting building when last year had chicks by now! (Michael Mac).
  • London Wetland Centre: Sandwich Tern, 2 Sand Martins (LWC website). 4 Sand Martin, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 6 singing Cetti's Warbler, 8 Common Snipe, 5 Shelduck, 8 Pintail, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 3 Siskin (Martin Honey).
  • Northolt + Greenford CP: 3 Snipe (Neil Anderson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2w Kumlien's Gull and 1w Iceland Gull on Wennington marsh and Target pools, late pm (James Lowen, Rob Clay) Also 2w Iceland Gull on Wennington late afternoon, 4 Wheatear, 2 Water Pipit, Peregrine, Red Kite reported by visitors low over tip; also reported Sunday. (James Astley)
  • Regent's Park: Smew, pr Shelduck, 6 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 12 Redwings, 2 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett).
  • Sewardstone: Sand Martin at 07.20 over relief channel (Martin Shepherd).
  • Syon Park: Blackcap singing from ivy along public footpath to garden centre (Neil Anderson).
  • Staines Moor: 2 male Wheatears west of the river and in line with the northern bridge, also sum.plum. Water Pipit (Roger Morton)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe (S. Basin), 1 drake Scaup (S. Basin), 1 Common Redshank (S. Basin), 1 juv. Shag (N. Basin), 1 Mediterranean Gull (N. Basin),30 Goldeneye (S.Basin), 6 Linnet (causeway), 2 Little Grebe (N. Basin) (A.Luscombe).
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 singing Chiffchaffs, 1 Common Buzzard N over Darlands, 8 Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 8 Teal, 1drake Mandarin, c250 Common Gull (John Colmans).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Wheatear (fem), 6 Snipe, 5 Redshank, Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Shelduck, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Red Kite (Steve Blake).
  • Walthamstow Filter Beds: f Wheatear, Grey Wagtail (D Barrett)
  • Wanstead Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Red Kite, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 2 Egyptian Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Gadwall (Steve Thorpe, Tim Harris, Jonathan Lethbridge and Alan Hobson)

Friday 16th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Blackcap singing from Conservation Area opposite Network Rail slip road 7am (Bob Watts); 1 Bullfinch (James Palmer).
  • Bentley Priory: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Goosander, Redpoll (Richard Francis).
  • Broadwater Lake, Harefield. Ferruginous Duck reported earlier is a hybrid, possibly with R N Duck ( John Edwards/ Lee G R Evans)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near the Yacht Club; 3 male Wheatear, male Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Curlew, Rock Pipit, 110 Fieldfare, 180 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness/Belvedere: adult Iceland Gull drifting upriver at Belvedere at 4.50pm before flying east towards Rainham tip, Barn Owl, 17 Wigeon, 3 singing Cetti's Warblers, 6 Ringed Plovers (John Archer). Kestrel, Pheasant (Matt B)
  • East India Dock Basin: 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull on Thames, 2 Shelduck, 29 Tufted Duck, 50 teal, Kingfisher, 11+ Goldfinches (John Archer).
  • Greenwich Park: Pair of Teal, pair Egyptian Gesse, pair Goldcrests, 1 m Kestrel hovering (Joe Beale and Yu-Hsuan Lin)
  • Hampstead Heath. Chiffchaff singing by Sanctuary Pond 10.15 hrs (Liz Valentine)
  • Hyde Park: 5 Sand Martins low over central part of The Serpentine at 1.50pm, then gained height and appeared to be drifting off north just before 2pm (Simon Papps).
  • North Finchley: 2m Blackcaps in garden briefly this afternoon (John Colmans)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 4 male Wheatear together from the main bridleway, 3 Teal (inc one drake) on the main pond, Meadow Pipit over west, 23 Jackdaw, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare & Redwing (Jon Ridge).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: second-winter Kumlien's Gull by the stone barges mid-morning; also 2nd-winter Iceland Gull and 2nd-winter Caspian Gull; adult Iceland Gull in afternoon (Birdguides). 2w Kumliens 12:30, 3w Iceland 13:50, ad Iceland 14:50, 2w Iceland 15:10 all on Thames by Stone Barges. Water Pipit on Barges. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Redbridge Lakes and Roding Valley Park: 3 Snipe, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Little Egrets, Reed Bunting, Little Grebe, Blackcap, Grey Heron, Mistle Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, 3 Pied Wagtails (Alan Hobson).
  • Richmond Park: 2 male Wheatear in bracken by Lower Pen Pond, along with 2 Stonechat, 10+ Meadow Pipit and 3 Reed Bunting. No sign of Black-necked Grebe. (Billy Dykes) 4 Wheatears males Holly Lodge paddocks late am / pm, Also 1 Stonechat early am. (Hugh Bradshaw, Susanna Ramsey, Franko Maroevic, Tim Howard) 4 Mealy Redpolls [ NOW CONSIDERED TO BE LESSER, APOLOGIES ] FJM Hawthorn Valley near Cambrian Gate with at least 5 Lesser Redpolls in am. Also Commom Buzzard flew SW at 11.30. (SR & FJM,)
  • South Norwood, Pittville Gardens, SE25 (1.30pm): Red Kite flying SW very low over house, plus fem Sparrowhawk circling low then flying SW soon after (Gavin Hawgood)
  • South Norwood Lake: 13 Lesser Redpoll, c30 Redwing, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Wheatear (1m, 1f) around anthills in NE corner, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2+ Redshank, 1 Common Buzzard W, 1+ Common Snipe, 2 Goosander (1m, 1f) and 1 summer plumage Water Pipit along the Colne, 1 Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 60 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 9 Reed Bunting, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Teal, 13 Lapwing and lots of displaying Meadow Pipit and Skylark. (Lee Dingain).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 2 Meadow Pipits north 1220 (1st of spring).
  • Trent Park: Goosander(f), 5 Common Buzzard (2 Rough lot, 2 Ride Wood mewing, 1 over Old Golf Course), Cormorant, 9 Mandarin (7m,2f),2 Nuthatch. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Reserrvoirs: (Lockwood) Wheatear, Oystercatcher, Buzzard (Kevin J Mcmanus).
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 male Wheatear (for pictures that do them no justice here), 17 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 3 Lesser Redpoll, Peregrine Falcon, 10+ Skylark (see Iconic birds of Wanstead by Tim Harris), 12 Fieldfare, 15 Tufted Duck, 17 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Heron, Chiffchaff (Nick Croft/TimHarris an d with thanks to Harry and Barry - you can come again)
  • Woodside Park (N12): Large Falcon (not sure what species); clearly an escape with the jesses visible as it soared over Southover/Longland Drive (E. Imber).

Thursday 15th March 2012Edit

  • Banstead Downs: Firecrest still along wooded footpath at west side of golf course, 3 Lesser Redpolls, Bullfinch, Grey Heron over, Treecreeper, Redwing (David Campbell).
  • Colne Valley: Common Buzzard. Regular wintering bird again just south of the T5/M25 spur road. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Cranford CP (J3 M4): mating pair Kestrels, at least 3 mating pairs Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 drumming Green Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, lots of Goldcrests, and a very low soaring Buzzard,so low that its 'mewing' sent a couple of dogs running and yelping (W.Marks)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht club; Avocet, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Owl, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher. (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin area: 14 Shelduck, 22 Tufted Duck, 34 Teal, Kingfisher, 1 Reed Bunting. (Gary A James).
  • Greenwich Park: pair of Teal, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Common Buzzard over SW ish, also stopped tree surgeons felling a tree with nests inside, sigh... (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Chiffchaff by Parliament Hill Gate 08:30, male Blackcap by Mixed Pond 08:40, male Pheasant on Paliament Fields 18:35, later chased by dog and flew to Sanctuary Pond fenced area (Allan Stewart).
  • Haringey, N4. Coal Tit in back garden, Cavendish Road. Only the second sighting in four years (Simon Bradley)
  • Isle of Dogs: 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Long Tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 7 Great Crested Grebe. Also Comma and 2 Red Admiral (Richard Harrison).
  • Kensington Gardens: (lunchtime) Tawny Owl in usual spot plus two Treecreeper (Martin Honey). In addition, Barnacle Goose at Round Pond 1730 (Matt Reed).
  • Norton Green: male Wheatear in front of Traveller Camp (Birdguides).
  • Redbridge Lakes and Roding Valley Park: 2 Snipe, Little Egret, Reed Bunting (Alan Hobson).
  • Regent's Park: 1 Chiffchaff, Park's first singing male of year, at S entrance to Regent's College, area 12 (birdman_euston). Bar-headed Goose (Paul Burden)
  • Richmond Park: Black-necked Grebe, summer plumage still on Upper Pen Pond early am, Its 2nd day (Steve Read per FJM); 2 m Northern Wheatears Riding Ring Holly Lodge area at 1330 (Ian Grant).
  • SE1, near Tower Bridge: 3 Black Redstarts, 5.40pm (James Astley)
  • Staines Moor: 50+ Fieldfare, 2 Green Woodpecker, 10+ Skylark, 3 Reed Buntings, 7+ Linnets, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Curlew flew off towards reservoirs, 12+ Lapwings, Redshank, 15+ Meadow Pipits, Water Pipit, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant (Sue Giddens).
  • Staines Reservoir: 10 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Little Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, drake Scaup, drake and female Smew (Mike Sheehan)
  • Thames Road Wetland (Crayford/Barnes Cray): 1 Water Rail (heard), 1 Common Snipe, 1 Little Grebe, a few Goldfinches and Chaffinches plus the usuals. 1 or 2 Song Thrushes (heard) and 2 Mute Swan along nearby River Cray. (Chris Rose).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Green-veined White-1st March record (Terry Lyle), Brimstone (1st of year, Comma, male Green Woodpecker (Bob Watts).
  • Trent Park:Green Woodpecker, Goosander (f), Nuthatch, 2 Siskin, Mute Swan, 5 Mandarin (4m,f), 5 RN Parakeet. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Teal, 12 Shoveler, Little Grebe on Alex (Tim Harris).
  • Wanstead Park: Woodcock north over Heronry first light (Steve Thorpe).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Redpoll feeding in Birches by the southern paddock (Neville Smith).

Wednesday 14th March 2012Edit

  • Amwell GP: drake Garganey, also two Avocets until late morning when they flew south (Birdguides)
  • Barnehurst, Grasmere Road allotment site: 11 Ring-necked Parakeet left in small groups, apparently from birds already on site. Later around 50 more gathered apparently from elsewhere, then headed west in two groups. 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. 1 Song Thrush heard on edge of site or adjoining garden. (Chris Rose).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 3 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 4 Shelduck in the river, 3 Kestrel around the old gas works, 25 Teal, c10 Linnet, Little Grebe (Stuart Fisher).
  • Claybury Park: Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreepers, Stock Dove, 8 Jays, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit (Alan Hobson).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near the Yacht Club; Ruff, Avocet, 2 Little Owl, 2 Green Sandpiper, 86 Black-tailed Godwit (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 6 Shelducks, 65 Teal, 29 Tufted Ducks, 3 Common Sandpipers (John Archer).
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: Chiffchaff (in song), Grey Wagtail, Comma Butterfly. Also 120+ Jackdaw in centre of village prior to roosting at 18.00 (Neil Batten).
  • Holmethorpe Sand Pits: Sand Martin (Birdguides)
  • Kew Gardens: 11 Gadwall, 5 Siskin (two singing), 3 Lesser Redpoll (one singing) (James Lowen).
  • Mudchute Farm: Blackcap singing, 1 Comma butterfly and 3 Long-tailed Tits, one of which we caught and had collected by wildife rescue as it was sitting on the path with dog walkers approaching and seemed to have eaten something toxic (??). Could fly but still caught it with bare hands. Update - sadly, the rescue centre said it died, possibly insecticide poisoning or diseased, no one knows for sure. (Joe Beale and Yu-Hsuan Lin).
  • Princes Ski Club, Bedfont: 3 Smew, 1 Buzzard (Adam Cheeseman).
  • QE2 Reservoir: 2 Glossy Ibises circled at 18:10 then flew west (RBA); also Red-throated Diver (Birdguides).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2nd-winter Iceland Gull on Target Pools; also 1st-winter Caspian Gull at the stone barges (Birdguides).
  • Regent's Park: 1 Lapwing, on playing fields at 06.30 but it exited the Park post haste westwards as dogwalkers, joggers and maintenance tractors approached (birdman_euston); also 1st-winter Smew (Andrew Self).
  • Richmond Park, Pen Ponds. 1 Black-necked Grebe in near full summer plumage, (Phil Bull).
  • River Lee Country Park: Langridge - pair of Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, Cetti’s Warbler. (Mike Oakland)
  • Shadwell, London E1: Peregrine calling and briefly harassing 2 Skylarks overhead at 08.50 - the latter a house tick for me! (David Callahan).
  • Trafalgar Square,WC1: 1 Kestrel flew across square to land on upper part of Nelson's Column. (Dave de Silva).
  • Trent Park:Green Woodpecker,GS Woodpecker, 3 Goosander (1m,2f)6 Mandarin (5m,f)Mute Swan, RN Parakeet, 2 Song Thrush. ( Pete Lowman).(Snip).
  • Victoria Park: drake Mandarin on East Lake (John Archer).
  • Wanstead Flats: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (If you wish to view the birds on the flats, please keep to the paths and don't use lures), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, 7 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (a second male drumming and calling by the Tea Shop), Siskin, Bullfinch (ST), 2 singing Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff, Litle Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose, Tufted Duck, Indian Running Duck (Duckzilla), Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Redwing, Stock Dove (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe).
  • Woodside Park: A Common Buzzard flew high East towards North Finchley at 13:00 (Ian Ellis)
  • South Norwood Lake: f Stonechat (first known record for this site) 2 Chiffchaff, 11 Pied Wagtail (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Chiffchaff in scrubs lane wood, 4 Redwing flew in to roost, 4 Pied Wagtail over north together, 1 Greylag Goose over north, 8 Meadow Pipit including 3 singers in the long grass area. (Neville Smith).

Tuesday 13th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Fieldfare SW 7am but no sign of yesterday's reported Barn Owl am or 2115-2130 (Bob Watts).
  • Barnehurst, Thirlmere Rd (my back garden): 1 Goldcrest (Chris Rose).
  • Battersea Park Lake: 1 pr Shoveler, 1 Egyptian Goose on dead tree, pr Red-crested Pochard both species absent over winter, 20pr Gadwall, 70 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe 2 at nest, 1 Little Grebe, 2 New Grey Heron nests, 11 Cormorant in the small roost, none in the large roost, 10 Greylag and 4 Canada Geese, loads of singing thrushes, 30 Magpie in roost (Michael Mac).
  • Brent Reservoir: Blackcap singing in Birchen Grove, also 3 Shelducks (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park (Canal Plantation): Little Owl in oaks parallel to Rugby pitch - flew to north side of plantation at 11:30. Also 3 Cormorants over, 30+ Siskin and very showy pair of Mistle Thrush by cafe in Woodland Gardens. (Billy Dykes).
  • Crayford Marshes: 3rd year Iceland Gull mobile between Viridor recycling plant and flooded field off university way 09:45; Spotted Redshank on foreshore near yacht club; 3 Ruff, Egyptian Goose, Corn Bunting, Little Owl, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Pintail, Kingfisher, 5 Curlew (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 4 Shelduck, 39 Tufted Duck, 77 Teal (John Archer).
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, a pair of Teal which were mating at one stage, other over-excited birds included 11 drake Mallards pursuing a female (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Pintail m & f , Sanctuary (or Bird) Pond, mid-afternoon (Ray)
  • Redbridge Lakes: 2 Egyptian Geese, Water Rail, Snipe, Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail, pr of Long-tailed Tits, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Mute Swan, 3 Goldfinches (Alan Hobson).
  • Regent's Park: Smew, Great Black-backed Gull, Stonechat, f Reed Bunting, 6 Siskins (Tony Duckett).
  • Roding Valley Park and Ray Park: up to 3 Little Egrets, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe, Ring-necked Parakeet, Fieldfare, 3 Redwings, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Pied Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Song Thrush, 2 Long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson).
  • Thorpe Park: Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Shelduck(m), Red-crested Pochard(f), 2 Goldeneye(m/f) and 2 Plover species (LRP or Ringed) all on Manor Lake. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Trent Park: 2 Goosander (m,f), 12 Siskin, 2 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Tawny Owl calling, 6 Mandarin(m), 4 Canada Goose, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch ( Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 4 Tree Sparrow, 10+ Reed Bunting, 6+ Yellowhammer, 14 Linnet (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood Res Grey Plover, Lapwing, 2 Peregrine (Kevin J Mcmanus). http://londonbirder-birdman.blogspot.com
  • Wanstead Flats: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Woodcock (09:22) east, Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 19 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting, 12 Fieldfare, 6 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stock Dove, (Nick Croft/J Lethbridge/T Harris).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Chiffchaff in scrubs lane wood, 2 L Redpoll over west, 28 Meadow Pipit up together over the long grass @1730 including 2 displaying (Neville Smith). 4 Golden Plover fairly low north and calling & remarkably, a Kingfisher heading north low over the football pitches!! Also 1 Fieldfare seen. (David Lindo & Alex Mitchell).

Monday 12th March 2012Edit

  • Amwell GP: Avocet from the watchpoint (Birdguides)
  • Alexandra Park: 10+ Lesser Redpoll feeding among blossom in top deer enclosure adjacent to Top Field at 7.35 a.m., but I didn't see a Mealy Redpoll; 2 Greylag Geese at 5.20 p.m. (Wood Green Reservoir) (James Palmer). James - see Barn Owl removed is observer now less sure? (Bob Watts).
  • Bushy Park: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker then (10 mins later) m LSW low down (15feet) on tree trunk about half way along south side of Canal Plantation at 11:25 and 11:35 both on same tree (NickS) Red Kite 11.55am, 3 Skylarks, 1m Stonechat, 14 Fieldfares, 44 Redwings, f Bullfinch, 18 Lesser Redpolls, 16 Siskins (Tony Duckett).
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Bearded Tit in reed bed near Yacht Club early a.m; Spotted Redshank on foreshore near Yacht Club; Water Pipit, Siskin, Avocet, Ruff, Little Owl, 2 Rock Pipit, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher. (Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 2 Shelduck, 36 Tufted Duck, 83 Teal (John Archer).
  • Greenwich Park: Pair of Teal, pair Egyptian Geese (Joe Beale).
  • Hampstead Heath: Snipe flying by Stock Pond 07:25,Female Stonechat by Sports Fields 08:30(Allan Stewart)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 Great Northern Divers (Birdguides)
  • Rainham Village: Common Buzzard heading South, 2 Cettis Warblers singing near Tescos (Richard Harrison).
  • Rainham Marshes: juvenile Iceland Gull on the pier at Coldharbour Point (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park: 1 Reed Bunting (subadult male singing from reeds & environs in Wetland Pen, area 32), 2 Redwing. (birdman_euston - sorry but I'm not willing to have my real name published on the web, even for LNHS purposes) I guess your name must be Richard Soul.
  • Roding Valley Park, Roding Lane playing fields and Ray Park: Blackcap, 2 Little Egrets, Water Rail, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Goldcrest, flock of half a dozen Fieldfares and Redwings, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Goldfinches, Pied Wagtail, half a dozen long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Speckled Wood Monument Glade (1st of year) (Bob Watts).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Snipe, 2 Shelduck (Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, 14+ Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet (Nick Croft/J Lethbridge).
  • Wanstead Park: No sign of Mandarin, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 3 Egyptian Goose, 7 Teal, 3 Shoveler, Kingfisher, singing Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 30 Redwing, 2 Linnet (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe).

Sunday 11th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Mealy Redpoll with 10+ Lesser Redpoll feeding among blossom in top deer enclosure adjacent to Top Field (below Boating Lake) until 1015 at least (frosty drab looking individual reminiscent to that photographed recently in Muswell Hill garden), 2 Lesser Redpolls Cricket Scrub, also Siskin Top Field, 15+ Redwing (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington Farmlands: 3 Water Pipit, 2 Curlew, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe spring pics (observer ?)
  • Brent Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe on main res (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, 2 Kingfishers, Song Thrush, 3 Redwing.(Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker yickering at Canal Plantation 11:55 (though still not easy to initially pinpoint with all the Parakeets squawking). Also Siskin, Meadow Pipit, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush pair attending nest & a Starling with a great range of 'beeps & loops' electronic sounding calls all nearby, and Tawny Owl NW of Chestnut Avenue. (Matt Reed)
  • Colney Hatch Lane/North Circular Junction: 1 Red Kite drifting over east around 13.30. (P.Angus)
  • Crossness: 3 Common Buzzards circling with 2 Sparrowhawks at 12:45, 4 Water Rails (site record count?), Egyptian Goose on Thames foreshore, Kingfisher, drake Gadwall x Mallard hybrid, Green Sandpiper, 15 Oystercatchers, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Curlew, 16 Wigeon, 25 Shoveler, 90 Gadwall, 60 Stock Doves, 3 Little Egrets (John Archer & Bernie Leahy)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 58 species recorded, including Ring-necked Parakeet, Little Owl, 12 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 2 Jackdaw prospecting a hole in a Black Poplar, 2 Bullfinch and 2 Reed Bunting (V. Halley-Frame).
  • Dulwich (Gunsite Allotments): 6 Redwing in poplars bordering scouts' field, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (William Marshall).
  • East India Dock Basin area: 6 Shelduck, 108 Common Teal, 47 Tufted Duck, 3 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (Nick Tanner).
  • Ewell Village: 1 Common Buzzard high south over at 14.10 (Neil Batten).
  • Fairlop Waters: 1 Curlew, 1 Goosander fem, 22 Pochard, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, 19 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 16 Lapwing, 76 Tufted Duck, 23 Teal, 44 Gadwall, 101 Common Gull (Webs Counts) (Bretts Pits no general access (Steve Bacon).
  • Finsbury Park: Red-crested Pochard pair, on lake beyond boating section (I. and P. Henderson).
  • Gallions Reach: 34 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Curlew, 60 Redshank, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 49 Shoveler, 1 Redwing, Meadow Pipit. Brimstone. (Gary A James).
  • Greenwich Park: Pair of Teal again (Joe Beale).
  • Hainault CP: 2 Manderin on main lake ( Steve Bacon).
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock flushed near Kenwood House 0900, earlier 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 alba Wagtails and a Linnet N over Parliament Hill. Coot already sitting on Hampstead No 1 (Pete Mantle)
  • Harold Wood (Paine's Brook): singing male Blackcap (C.Jupp).
  • Horsenden Hill: 4 Buzzards W or SW between 2.30 & 3.30 pm, 2 Little Owls, 2 Siskin N (Andy Culshaw).
  • Lower Chingford (near Russell Lane E4): 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Skylark over (James Palmer).
  • River Thames, Fulham (opposite LWC): Caspian Gull 1st-w, very similar to, if not the same as, the Wandsworth bird of the 3rd (J. Wilczur).
  • Regent's Park: Smew still present, pr Shelduck return, 6 Teal, 38 Shovelers, Red Kite 10.10am, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin (Tony Duckett); before dusk 2 Little Owls and a couple of bats (Michael Mac).
  • River Thames, Wandsworth Park: Pintal pair (J.Wilczur).
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Water Rail (James Palmer).
  • Staines Reservoir: 5 Smew - 2 male, 3 female (S. Basin), 4 Black-necked Grebe (S. Basin), 2 Scaup - 1 male, 1 female (S. Basin), 1 juv. Shag (N. Basin), 2 Reed Bunting (causeway), 30 Goldeneye (S. Basin). (A.Luscombe).
  • Stanmore Common: pr Common Buzzards displaying late afternoon (Fraser Simpson).
  • St James's Park: WeBS count - only thing different 3 prs of Egyptian Geese - at this time of year in last 3 years there have only been 1 pr before breeding, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe (Michael Mac).
  • Trent Park: 2 Woodcock, flushed, 12:30 and 12:34 hrs., Rough Lot; 1 female Goosander, Lower Lake; 3 Nuthatch; 2 Treecreeper, including one singing male (Robert Callf & Robin White).
  • Upminster: Blackcap singing in tree at entrance to Upminster Golf Club.(Phil Laurie)
  • Valentines Park: 8 Egyptian Geese, one pair on each pond, original pair still have 1 duckling left, 4 Little Grebe, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, Goldcrest, about 10 Redwings still around (Barbara Miller).
  • Wanstead: c.25 Pied Wagtail flew into roost in garden of The George public house at dusk, singing Mistle Thrush, c.40 Jackdaw flew S (Nick Tanner).
  • Wanstead Flats: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Common Buzzard (Paul Whiteman), 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Skylark, 1 Fieldfare, Grey Heron, 10+ Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/J Lethbridge).
  • Wanstead Park: pr Mandarin Duck in the fortifications, ornamental waters (ST) 2 singing Blackcap, 1f Pochard, 30 + Gadwall, 9 Teal, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove, Redwing, Goldcrest, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard (Nick Croft/Jonathan Lethbridge/Steve Thorpe).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: (Lockwood) Common Buzzard, Black-necked Grebe, Snipe, Skylark (Kevin J. Mcmanus).

Saturday 10th March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Drake Aythya hybrid still Boating Lake, also Little Grebe, 40+ Redwings (Bob Watts).
  • Ashtead: Red Kite flew across West Farm Avenue towards M25 (Dave Kiddell)
  • Barking Outfall: 23 Black-tailed Godwits (many changing to S/Plume), 26 Redshank, 4 Oystercatchers, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Curlew, 3 Bearded Tits, 330 Teal and 82 Shoveler.( Dave Morrison)
  • Bentley Priory: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goosander on lake. 48 species recorded (Richard Francis).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Green Sands behind dam, pair of Shelduck, also Greylag Goose briefly (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, 12 Redwing, female Blackcap, singing Goldcrest. (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: pair of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Canal Plantation, showing well 14.45; also Siskin, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted and several Green Woodpecker (Iain Darbyshire).
  • Chase Farm Hospital (Enfield): 29 Goldfinch, pre-roost gathering near MH Unit, 17:35 hrs., although over 30 were present (Robert Callf).
  • Dulwich Woods: 1 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Green and Greater Spotted Woodpecker (Mel MacKinnon)
  • Epping Forest - Honey Lane Quarters: 1 Buzzard sat in tree by Claypit Hill road (Nigel May).
  • Greenwich Park: m Firecrest (Joe Beale).
  • Hainault/Havering: large group (20+) Yellowhammers on farm land between Hainult and Havering Forest, also 2 Buzzards and 1 SparrowHawk (Jean-Patrick Elmes).
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Scaup still ♂♀ in boathouse bay, 2 Buzzard, Peregrine (Derek Turner)
  • Hornchurch Garden: Blackcap giving sub-song ( Dave Morrison).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: White-fronted Goose on Berwick Pond, Yellowhammer nearby (Tom Smith). NB this is a private fishing lake but you can get decent views from the road. 2 singing Chiffchaff at footpath end of Berwick pond. 6 Water Rail, 34 singing Cetti's warbler (some showing very well), 27 Great Crested Grebe, several Redwing & Fieldfare. 1 Little Egret at viewing point, 1 Snipe, 2 Shelduck at Ingrebourne Hill lake (Tony Kennelly).
  • Lea Valley - Netherhall/Glen Faba: 4 Buzzard, 5 Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Egyptian Goose, 41 Wigeon, 2 Green Woodpecker (Nigel May).
  • Rainham Marshes Stone Barges: Water Pipit, up to 5 Oystercatchers, around 10 Teal, 2 Grey Herons, 4 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, Skylark, 3 Gadwall, up to 5 Pied Wagtails, over a dozen LBB Gulls (Alan Hobson). In RSPB sanctuary: 2 Bearded tits showing well in reeds by the first bridge; linnets, 1 snow bunting, iceland gull (Wayne Hochstetler).
  • Richmond Park: escaped Harris Hawk still, by Upper Pen Pond (J.Wilczur). Kestrel (by Richmond entrance), 2 Treecreepers, Green Woodpecker, Greater-Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Wigeon (1m & 1f), 5 pairs of Egyptian Geese, Greylag Goose, pair of Grey Wagtails (B. Powell and L. Pawley)
  • Roding Valley Park and Ray Park: 2 Little Egrets, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, 4 Goldfinches, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Common Gulls (Alan Hobson).
  • South Norwood, SE25 (9am): Short-eared Owl flying low SE & calling N of Norwood Junction rly station, then (presumably the same bird) seen by another observer flying lowish W over South Norwood Country Park (Gavin Hawgood)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin), 2 Scaup (1 male, S.Basin, 1 female, N.Basin), 1 Redshank (S.Basin), 25 Goldeneye (S.Basin). (A.Luscombe).
  • Thorpe Park: Curlew roosted on Manor Lake Islands. (Kevin Duncan)
  • Totteridge: 1 female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (James Palmer).
  • Vauxhall Park - Stockwell: 1 Peregrine, first 2 Blackbird nests of the year - containing 3 and 4 eggs, no adults present, in fact didn't see 1 Blackbird in the whole park (Michael Mac).
  • Woodside Park: A Red Kite drifted SW towards Hendon at 15:30 (second raptor garden tick in 2 days after yesterday's Buzzard :). A Little Egret flew SE at 17:55. (Ian Ellis)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Skylark (incl 1 in song flight), 12+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, Siskin, Redwing, Collared Dove, 2 Greylag Geese, 4 Mallard, Goldcrest, 2 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk. (Scrubbers).

Friday 9th March 2012Edit

  • Bushy Park: 1, possibly 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming in and around Round Plantation 1100-1145 (Francis Tusa). Female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Little Owl & 2 Treecreepers in Canal Plantation (John Bushell, Tim Duckas & Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 3 Common Crossbill flew north-west 09:20; Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht Club; male Corn Bunting, 2 Avocet, Grey Plover, 7 Curlew, Kingfisher, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Kev Jarvis).
  • Danson Park: 24 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Dunnock, 114 Starling, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, pair hybrid ducks (black male, bluish bill), 5m + 2f Tufted Duck, 4 Egyptian Geese, 36 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Heron over Wendover Way heading for park (Chris Rose).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 4 Shelducks, 102 Teal, 24 Tufted Ducks, 8 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper (John Archer). 9 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper (Paul Hyland))
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Scaup still ♂♀, Buzzard, c20 Fieldfare, 6 Redwings, c300 Starlings (Derek Turner)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Woodcock over behind Hospital (Shaun Harvey)
  • River Shuttle corridor: 1 Kingfisher in Willersley Park (much further upstream than species usually seen); Marlborough Park - 1 Song Thrush; Hollyoak Wood Park - 3 Goldfinch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 10 Common Gull, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Wren; Parish Wood Park (recently made pond) 10 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Moorhen plus group of 27 Magpie on the ground. (Chris Rose).
  • Roding Valley Park, Ray Park and Redbridge Lakes: 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Kingfishers, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe, 6 Fieldfares, Redwing, 5 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Mute Swans, Cormorant, half a dozen Common Gulls, 3 Pied Wagtails (Alan Hobson).
  • Stubbers OPC: Drake Scaup still present, Water Rail, 30 Fieldfare and 2 Goldcrest.(Dave Morrison)
  • Totteridge Valley: 1 Stonechat, 2 Teal, 1 drake Mandarin (John Colmans).
  • Trent Park: 4 Goosander (2m 2f), 2 Tufted Duck, Pochard (f), 6 Mandarin (5m f), Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, Treecreeper, Goldcrest. ( No sign of yesterday's Red Breasted Merganser). ( Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 2 Tree Sparrow, c250 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 11 Linnet, 5+ Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting each (Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Heron west, 2 Teal, c. 13 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Grebe, Linnet, Reed Bunting, 3 Stock Dove (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: Singing Blackcap (Park Road), 32 Tufted Duck, 1f Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 7 Teal, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove, 3 Fieldfare, Redwing, Goldcrest, Siskin, Bullfinch, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft).
  • Woodside Park: Common Buzzard over at 12:50, 14 Siskins over North at 13:40 (Ian Ellis).

Thursday 8th March 2012Edit

  • Bookham Common: Hawfinch >6. Four in dense scrub c150m NW of station 8.00-9.45. Elusive, only showing occasionally in treetops. Two flew high south @ 9.30. Later, at 14.30, five flew off from same area of scrub (J.Wilczur).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 1 Great crested Grebe, 85 Teal, 1 drake Gadwall, 6 Stock Dove, pair Mistle Thrush with probable nest (Stuart Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bursted Woods: 1, possibly 2 Green Woodpeckers heard, one later seen on tree in wood. 1 Jay. (Chris Rose).
  • City of London: Peregrine sitting on the cross of St. Paul's Cathedral at lunchtime. (Surely equivalent of hitting the bullseye in LNHS recording terms.) (Paul Whiteman)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on foreshore near Yacht Club; Water Pipit, Grey Plover, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Cetti's Warbler, female Peregrine, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 210 Black-tailed Godwit. (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin area: 2 Sparrowhawks, 170+ Teal, 32 Tufted Duck, 14 Shelduck, 8 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, Kingfisher. (Gary A James & John Archer).
  • Heathrow Airport: 2 Kestrel, 2 Linnet, Pied Wagtail, Black Redstart (m) (Rob Mills)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Scaup still ♂♀. (Derek Turner)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: White-fronted Goose, 14 Fieldfare, Common Buzzard and Little Owl (Dave Morrison).
  • Kensington Gardens: 2 Little Owl. Round Pond - Egyptian Geese down to 3 young, pr Mandarin top of trees prospecting flushed a Ring-necked Parakeet. Serpentine: 15 Egyptian Geese (Michael Mac).
  • Little Britain Iver/Cowley: 19 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 6 Redwing, Buzzard over, 5 Ring Necked Parakeets, Jay, Blackcap(m), Treecreeper, 4 Goldfinch, Kingfisher heard (Sue Giddens).
  • M25: Red Kite drifting S nr Junction 20 this am (John Colmans).
  • Oak Hill Park (East Barnet): 6 Common Gull, Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (bathing in the stream), Nuthatch, Song Thrush, Jay, 4 Ring Neck Parakeets, 2 Stock Dove, 10 House Sparrow (Amanda Brown)
  • Roding Valley Park and Redbridge Lakes: Kingfisher, 2 Little Egrets, Grey Heron, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Jay, 4 Common Gulls (Alan Hobson).
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 1 male Scaup, all on south basin; Med Gull ( 2nd winter) eastern side of north basin. (Jim Sweetland)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 31 Shoveler, 2m Reed Bunting. (TeRNS)
  • Thorney CP: Little Egret sitting in the top of tree by concrete bridge, 2 Bullfinch, Jay, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Common Gulls, Green Woodpecker.(Sue Giddens).
  • Trent Park: 1 female Red-breasted Merganser, Lower Lake, 12:35 - 12:50 hrs., and still present at 13:25 hrs., at least (our first record for the site!)( still present at 1600 hours although no sign of Teal: Pete Lowman), with 3(1m,2f) Goosander; 2(m&f) Teal, Lower Lake (Robert Callf & Robin White). Also Buzzards mewing, Nuthatch singing & Mandarin Ducks present on lake (Bob Husband).
  • Valentines Park: 2 pairs of little grebes on the boating lake this morning. (Barbara Miller)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood Merlin mobbing a kestrel,Common Buzzard,Peregrine,Black-N Grebe,(m)Goosander,4 Green Sandpiper,(m)Stonechat. (Kevin J Mcmanus).

Wednesday 7th March 2012Edit

  • Barking Park: Green Woodpecker, Little Grebe, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Goldfinches, 2 Gadwall (Alan Hobson).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 3 Snipe, 165 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 23 Linnet (Stuart Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam).
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green, N13: 11(8m,3f) Shoveler; 5 Mistle Thrush, including one singing male (Robert Callf).
  • Brunel University, Bicentenary Gardens: Red Kite over at 12.30, pair of Bullfinches, male Blackcap in Nursery Lane near entrance gate, male Stonechat in adjacent field with two horses. Also the two wintering Blackcaps, 1 male, in my nearby Cowley garden (Roger Morton).
  • Grays, RM17: 9 Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Teal, Blackcap (James Astley).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on foreshore near Yacht Club; 6 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 4 Shelducks, 124 Teal, 29 Tufted Ducks, 10 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Meadow Pipits (John Archer).
  • Enfield Road (Enfield): 2(m&f) Blackcap, feeding in Ivy in garden (Robin White per RMC).
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret (Neil Batten).
  • Greenwich Park: Pair of Egyptian Geese in trees (Joe Beale).
  • Regent's Park: Smew 1st winter drake still present (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park (Cambrian Gate): 3 Redpoll. 6 Siskin (Bob Snellgrove).
  • Southall (Warren Farm): 2 Rook (Rob Mills).
  • South Norwood Lake: c 30 Redwing, 160 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 imm Herring Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Watson).
  • Walthamstow res (Lockwood): Black necked Grebe, 2 prs Goosander, Peregrine (L Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: c.50 Goldfinch (Capel Point), singing Meadow Pipit (+ 3 others), Skylark, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Heron west, 6 Teal, c. 20 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, Coal Tit, 47 Tufted Duck, 1f Pochard, 13 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove, Redwing (Nick Croft).

Tuesday 6th March 2012Edit

  • Bromley (Palace View nr Bromley Sth Stn): Female Kestrel being mobbed by Crows @3.15 (Skinna)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: breeding plumaged Great Crested Grebe in canal, 10 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 140+ Teal, 3 Stock Dove, Kingfisher through, male Linnet, 3 Grey Wagtail together (Stuart Fisher)
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht Club, male Corn Bunting, 14 Curlew, Rock Pipit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing. (Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 130 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 10 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail (John Archer).
  • Hall Place North: Approx 90 Redwing, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Starling, 4 Common Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Song Thrush singing at dusk. 19 House Sparrow in Gravel Hill school hedge pre dusk. (Chris Rose),
  • Heathrow Airport: Black Redstart (m), 2 Linnet (m), Pied Wagtail (Rob Mills) Where at the airport Rob ? It frequents a resticted zone on the South Eastern side.
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 3 drake Goldeneye. (Derek Turner)
  • Holloway (Williamson Street N7) 3 Ring-necked Parakeets flying east (Adrian Platt).
  • Lake Farm CP, Hayes: adult Mediterranean Gull (summer plumage) feeding in fields with 140 Common Gulls (Pete Naylor).
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 1 Cetti's Warbler male singing briefly 11.30 & seen in waterside reeds on W side, beyond first bench going N from Small Profit gardens. (Franko J. Maroevic)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 8 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Martens Grove: 2 Nuthatch going in and out of nest hole, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Collared Dove, plenty of Ring-necked Parakeet as usual, 2 Song Thrush singing at dusk. (Chris Rose).
  • Raynes Park Station: singing Blackcap (Nick Tanner).
  • Richmond Park: 1 Short-eared Owl flushed from bracken N of Lower Pen Pond @ 08.52. Flew around before departing towards Saw Pit plantation. (Susanna Ramsey per FJM)
  • Wanstead Park (The Basin): 4 Wigeon (J Lethbridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 singing Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 5+ Skylark, Kestrel, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 15 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Great Black-backed Gull (Nick Croft)
  • Wraysbury Gravel Pit: 3 Goosander, 9 common goldeneye, smews are gone; 2 bullfinch (Wayne Hochstetler)

Monday 5th March 2012Edit

  • Beddington SF: Iceland Gull, Caspian Gull (Birdguides).
  • Bentley Priory: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling in area approaching Heriot's Wood. Female seen on the left of where stream runs under path, 3 Goosander, 3 Mandarin on lake (Richard Francis)
  • Blackheath: Pair of Egyptian Geese (Joe Beale)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 95 Teal, 10 Gadwall, singing Grey Wagtail, 3+ Stock Dove, pr displaying Kestrel (Stuart Fisher)
  • Canary Wharf: possible Little Ringed Plover heard to call 3 times in flight at east end of estate at about 1:15pm. Cannot be certain, and saw nothing (J Lethbridge)
  • Crayford Marshes: 1st winter Kittiwake flew upriver early a.m; 460 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Owl, 2 Oystercatcher, 54 Fieldfare, 4 Curlew.(Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Shelducks, 63 teal, 27 Tufted Ducks (John Archer).
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 2 Stock Dove (Neil Batten).
  • Gallions Reach: Peregrine, 51 Black-tailed Godwit (roost), 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 34 Redshank (roost), 55 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler. (Gary A James).
  • Isle of Dogs: second-winter Mediterranean Gull on slipway opposite Cutty Sark (Sean Huggins)
  • Streatham (Oakdale Rd): 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wren (R Bell.)
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, 2 Shelduck, 123 Lapwing, Tree Sparrow, 4 Buzzard. (Steve Blake).
  • Wanstead Flats: singing Meadow Pipit, 5 singing Skylark, Sparrowhawk, 2 Fieldfare, c.20 Goldfinch, c. 100 Jackdaw (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Common Buzzard mobbed by crows over the ornamental waters, 3 Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Greylag Goose, 5 Teal, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Siskin, 2 Goldcrest (1 singing), 3 Stock Dove (Nick Croft), Little Egret (on Roding) (Chris Legge)
  • Woodside Park: overwintering male Blackcap again in Westbury Road gardens (Ian Ellis).

Sunday 4th March 2012Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: pair of Shelduck in east marsh (Andrew Self); also Bittern again (Roy Beddard).
  • Brookmill Park: drake Mandarin, male Kingfisher, singing Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam).
  • Bushy Park: Female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker showing well at canal plantation on north side by fence midway at 11:45, also 6 Lesser Redpoll woodland plantation (Allan Stewart).
  • Crossness: ad Med Gull flew E, 3 Egyptian Geese on Southmere Lake, near-ad Yellow-legged Gull, Little Egret,12 Wigeon, 8 Curlew, 10+ Black-tailed Godwits (John Archer, Ian Miller, Rich Bonser, Josh Jones, Bernard Leahy)
  • East India Dock Basin area: 2 Shelduck, 103 Common Teal, 28 Tufted Duck, 10 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Stock Dove, Reed Bunting (Nick Tanner).
  • Margravine Cemetery (monthly bird count): 2 Redwing, 1f Blackcap, 24 Blackbird, 2 Wren, 1 Jay (Nathalie Mahieu, Ruth Savery).
  • Richmond Park: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (typically mobile but showing well, sometimes at mid level branches as well as high) again in belt of oaks approx 200 yards N of NW corner of upper Pen Pond. Thanks to Robert Chubb for his useful directions on here on 24/02. (Matt Reed).
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin), 4 Smew (2 male, 2 female) (N.Basin), 1 juv. Shag (N.Basin), 9 Goldeneye (S.Basin), 3 Little Grebe (N.Basin). 06.50-08.15am (A.Luscombe). In the evening a 2CY Mediterranean Gull on the N basin (Rob Innes).
  • Thamesmere West Lake: 20 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, singing Cetti's Warbler (John Archer).
  • Wanstead Flats: singing Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, c.10 Skylark, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, singing Mistle Thrush, 20 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 10+ Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron (Nick Croft).
  • Wanstead Park: 2-3 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kingisher, 3 Egyptian Goose, Teal, 2 Pochard, Gadwall, Stock Dove, Redwing, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe/Tim Harris).
  • Wanstead, private garden: Lesser Redpoll, Siskin (Chris Legge)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 (m) Stonechat still in long grass area 1430hrs (Neville Smith).

Saturday 3rd March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine 0850 drifted NE over cricket pitch, Drake Aythya hybrid and Little Grebe Boating Lake, 70+ Redwing, mostly Top Field singing, 2 Fieldfare (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts).
  • Beddington SF: Iceland Gull (BFBG). 1 x 1st winter, 1 x 2nd winter iceland gulls. Presumably the same birds as 1st March; 2nd winter very pale as described previously. Good close views on S lake until 2 thoughtless birders on inside of fence put the whole flock up after which not seen again. Also 4 shelduck, 1 f pintail, 1 chiffchaff, 1 bullfinch, 1 grey wagtail over. Stock dove prospecting, 1 m wigeon (feral I assume), nuthatch in Beddington Park (Fernley Symons) My apolgies if a member of the BFBG flushed these gulls, it would not have been intentional. The two Iceland Gulls were showing well on the south lake in the afternoon when I was there one flew off unprompted and we left the other one there. These were seen well by members and non members alike. (Johnny Allan)
  • Bexley - River Shuttle between BETHS School and Bexley Woods - Little Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and 6 Jays (together). Ralph Todd
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Greylags, also Pintail, Shelduck & Red Admiral (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park (Lewisham) drake Mandarin, male Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crown Point: 1 heron (over) (R Bell)
  • Purfleet Station: singing male Firecrest foraging in Ivy next to London bound platform at 10:50 (Stuart Fisher)
  • Kensington Gardens (lunchtime): Still no sign of Little Owl, despite extensive searching, good views of Tawny Owl aided by the presence of RSPB with scopes, Coal Tit around leaf yard (Martin Honey).
  • Larkhall Park - Stockwell: singing Mistle Thrush (Michael Mac).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Sand Martin (Surrey site).
  • Northumberland Heath: Erith School hedge (Avenue Rd/Ramsden Rd) - 86 House Sparrows, North Heath Rec - 73 House Sparrows in Bowling Green and perimeter hedging, 2 long-tailed Tit. (Chris Rose).
  • Rainham Ferry Lane and tow path: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Water Pipit, 3+ littoralis Rock Pipits, Yellow-legged Gull, 5+ singing male Cetti's Warblers, 140 Shelduck (most on the reserve), drake Pintail (Stuart Fisher).
  • Rainham Marshes: Iceland Gull (Birdguides).
  • River roding, Barking and Becton: 63 Common teal, 2 Pintail, 1 male Wigeon, Green sandpiper, Black-tailed godwit, mystery dabbling duck (will post updates). (Ben Green)
  • South Norwood Country Park; 1 x Common Snipe, flock of approximately 50 Fieldfares.
  • Staines Reservoir: 11 Black-necked Grebe (1 North Basin, 10 South Basin), 2 female Smew (N.Basin), 1 juv. Shag (N.Basin), 15 Goldeneye (S.Basin), 1 Egyptian Goose (N.Basin, tern raft) A.Luscombe. Also 1m 1f Scaup. One of the BN Grebes is in almost-complete summer plumage. (Tom Smith). In the evening an immature Iceland Gull with other large gulls on the W bank of the N basin, then flew off W just before dusk. Second-winter I think (Rob Innes)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: am, 2 (m) Stonechats, in the long grass. (Neville Smith)
  • Wandsworth: 1W Caspian Gull off Wandsworth Park - a different bird from last weeks bird at Barnes. Pics here(Matthew Palmer).
  • Wanstead Flats: singing Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, c.10 Skylark, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, singing Mistle Thrush, 20 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 10+ Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2-3 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kingisher, 3 Egyptian Goose, Teal, 2 Pochard, Gadwall, Stock Dove, Redwing, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe/Tim Harris)

Friday 2nd March 2012Edit

  • Barnehurst (Grasmere Rd allotment site): Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Song Thrush (heard), 2 groups of Ring-necked Parakeets (over) heading south-west (Chris Rose).
  • Beddington SF: Iceland Gull (Birdguides).
  • Brimsdown: Cetti's Warbler singing from scrub on west side of canal at 08.10 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: Peregrine, 2 Greylag Geese over, Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 2 drake Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, Kingfisher, 18 Linnet, Redwing (S Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park: drake Mandarin, 20+Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (fem), c 20 siskin, south side of Canal Plantation (Bob Whatley). Male LSW also seen around 1pm, but not by me. Female continued to show well until at least 3.30 in oaks on south side. Grey Wagtail also south over Round Plantation. (Billy Dykes)
  • Crayford Marshes: Iceland Gull flew north-west over Yacht Club at 09:00; Spotted Redshank on foreshore near Yacht Club. 2 Grey Plover, Kingfisher, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness Nature Reserve (southern marshes): Little Grebe, Kestrel, Shelduck, Little Egret (Matt B).
  • East India Dock Basin/Bow Creek: 6 Shelduck, 120 Teal, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Redshank, Reed Bunting (John Archer).
  • Headstone Manor Harrow: Lunchtime walk, Canada Goose, Mallard, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, GreatTit, Nuthatch, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch & Goldfinch (Paul Boult).
  • Kensington Gardens: 2 Little Owl, pr Egyptian Geese still have 4 young at the Round Pond + another pair in tree tops one in a hole, pr Stock Dove. Longwater, 1 Little Grebe and 2 pr Shoveler (Michael Mac).
  • Kew Gardens: Little Owl (see photo) Andy Sunters
  • Mudchute (Isle of Dogs) 2 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush (one singing) 1 Siskin over, 20+Chaffinch. (Conrad Ellam)
  • Rainham Marshes: Iceland Gull 2nd win flew by barges at 11:00, plus two Yellow-legged Gull, another Iceland Gull, an older individual with yellowish bill, seen in flight over target pools at 15:00 (JP, PC, Lil' Poops). Mediterranean Gull, 60 + Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 60 + Redshank, 6 Curlew, m Ruff, c. 20 Golden Plover, 8 Great-crested Grebe (on the river), Water Pipit, Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 20+ Pintail, pr Peregrine Falcon (Nick Croft)
  • Shenley: 300+ Fieldfare in horse paddock next to Manor Lodge School 12:30 (Andrew Haynes).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park : 8+ Redwing, 2 singing Dunnocks, 2 calling Great Spotted woodpeckers, 1 pair R N Parakeets, 1 pair Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest singing Sanctuary Wood (Bob Watts).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs 12.45 2 probable Common Terns high and calling going towards Lockwood etc, no bins so did anyone else see them? (Dan Barrett) ?1st for UK?
  • Woodside Park: a Little Egret flew up the Dollis Brook at 10:50. (Ian Ellis).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: a pair of Skylarks for their second day - will they stop to breed? Also singing Reed Bunting, 4 singing Meadow Pipit & a Redwing. (The Scrubbers). Why not observers full names as is often requested on this site?

Thursday 1st March 2012Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pair Greylag Wood Green Res 7am (Bob Watts).
  • Beddington SF: Iceland Gull 2nd-winter - a very pale bird with whitish iris - showing well all morning on south lake, also 1st-winter for at least an hour. Viewable from public footpath on west side (J.Wilczur).
  • Biggin Wood (Upper Norwood): 1 tawny owl (R Bell)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 2 Shelduck still, 11 Teal, 9 Gadwall, Kingfisher, 3 (2m, 1 f) displaying Kestrels, huge Gyr or Saker type falconers hybrid soaring over Gas works, appeared bigger than Herring Gulls mobbing it (Stuart Fisher)
  • Bushy Park: Common Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 40 Fieldfare, 90 Redwing, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Tony Duckett).
  • Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on foreshore near Yacht Club, Avocet, Little Owl, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, male Stonechat, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret (Kev Jarvis).
  • East India Dock Basin area: 14 Shelduck, 160 Teal, 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 2 Stock Dove (Pura foods site), 1 Reed Bunting (Gary A James & John Archer).
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: Male Pheasant, 5 Stock Dove. Also large deposit of frog spawn overnight in marshy area by railway line (Neil Batten).
  • Greenwich Park: 4 Teal, Firecrest male still but elusive. Tawny Owl heard late evening. (Joe Beale and Yu-Hsuan Lin)
  • Hanwell: pair of Mandarin from bridge over river Brent (Jim Fell)
  • Kings Cross: 2 Goldcrests, plus a pair of Red-crested Pochard on Regents Canal. (Ian Ellis)
  • Little Britain Iver/Cowley: 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Gadwall, Collared Dove, 2 Little Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Treecreepers, 2 Chaffinch, 15+ Redwing, Little Egret flew over, Song Thrush (Sue Giddens).
  • Regent's Park: m Smew still present, Common Buzzard, 7 Redwing (Tony Duckett).
  • Staines Reservoir: 8 Black-necked Grebe on South Basin, 2 Scaup 1 male, 3 redhead Smew (Jim Sweetland).
  • Thorney CP: 15+ Siskin, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, Little Grebe, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Goldfinch, Canada Goose, 35+ Redwing, Dunnock (Sue Giddens).
  • Totteridge Valley: 4 Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare (just one now), Lapwing, pair Bulfinches (John Colmans).
  • Vauxhall: male Peregrine Falcon (Michael Mac).
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest in hollies N of Queensmere; 10 Siskin in alders on the Small Mound (David Wills).

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