Broomfield Park, Palmers Green: 2 Little Grebe, pr Mute Swan f orange ring on left leg 048, Canada Goose ring no 5261285, 8 Tufted Duck 4m 4f, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Coal Tit, singing Chaffinch, singing Greenfinch (Robert Callf).
Coulsdon: Spoonbill low S over Wilhelmina Ave at 17:50 (Croydon Birders)
Crayford Marshes: Little Owl, Spotted Redshank, Corn Bunting, 2 Blackcap, m Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Oystercatcher, 9 Cetti's Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew (Kev Jarvis)
Crossness: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
Dulwich Park: 3 Chiffchaff singing, Willow Warbler singing fr trees nr lake boardwalk (Martin Stevens).
Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Woods: Willow Warbler singing nr golf club entrance, 4 Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Stock Dove (Martin Stevens); Kestrels mating on Cox's Walk (Daniel Greenwood).
East India Dock Basin: 8 Sand Martin N at 17:00, 2 Shelduck, 38 Tufted Duck, 31 Teal, Reed Bunting, 2 Song Thrush (first this yr - presumably migrants) (John Archer)
Ewell Village (Lower Mill): 2 singing Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher; also corpse of headless Grey Wagtail floating in mill race (Neil Batten)
Finsbury Park: 6 Redwings and singing Goldcrest by bowling green, singing Grey Wagtail at Finsbury Park railway stn (Ian Bradshaw)
Hackney Marshes: 2 Collared Dove, Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, 20+ Teal, 3 Gadwall (JW Davies); 2 Little Egret on Old R Lea at 1400 just below end of Flood Relief Channel, also 2 singing Blackcap (1 nr gate to Filter Beds & 1 nr canal towpath) (Alastair Dent)
King George V Reservoir: 5 Common Scoter (3m south basin & pr north basin), Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, Cetti's Warbler h singing again Mossops Creek Brimsdown, Swallow (Observer ?)
Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: Spoonbill and 2 Little Egrets am (Mike Messenger per MO); no sign of bird at 14.00, 4 Shelduck, Snipe (Mike Oakland)
Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egrets, Cetti’s Warbler (Mike Oakland)
Lee Valley, Holyfield: 2 Little Owl, 4 Common Buzzards, 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Linnets (Mike Oakland)
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: juv Peregrine ESE over Hill toward Shard 0740, Great Black-backed Gull E, 19 Woodpigeon N, Jackdaw N, 4 Fieldfare NW, 48 Redwing (21 N/E & 27 area 40), Meadow Pipit NW - 0630-1000; also pr Grey Wagtail low over lake & area 5, 6 Mandarin 2pr & 2m Regent's Canal (birdman_euston)
Staines Moor: 16 Linnet, 12 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 13 Reed Bunting, Common Buzzard, 2 Shelduck, 8 Stock Dove, Peregrine over S, Red Kite, 5 Common Snipe; also 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Orange Tip and 6 Peacock butterfly (Keith Kerr); Brent Goose still (via Twitter)
Alexandra Park: 5+ Blackcaps, m Teal still Boating Lake but no sign of red-head Smew since 3pm yesterday (Bob Watts); Greylag Goose with ring seen 12th Feb 2014 was ringed by PJ Belman as age 1+ yr/sex unknown on 10-Jul-2008 at Walton-on-Thames Surrey - info back fr BTO (Stephen Middleton)
Banstead Woods: Marsh Harrier NE at 09:23 and m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker nr estate (David Campbell/Ian Ward et al).
Coldfall Wood: 2 Treecreepers probable pair one singing near southern entrance (Bob Watts).
Cranford CP: Merlin over woods by Information Centre, 4 singing Blackcaps, 4 Buzzards, Red Kite, Kingfisher, 6 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker excavating hole, m Kestrel, 8 singing Chiffchaff; Peacock butterfly, Comma, Holly Blue, Brimstone (W.Marks/S.Giddens/J.Giddens/T.James)
Manor House Gardens: 8 Grey Heron - 3 active nests (James Lowen) TQ 3940 7485
Margravine Cemetery: 2 House Sparrow m&f (bringing nesting material to hole), m Peregrine (intruder chased E 11:20) (Nathalie Mahieu).
Motspur Park: Chiffchaff and Skylark (S. Haslem)
Northolt & Greenford CP: pr Shoveler, 2 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap; 6 Small Tortoiseshell (5 together), 5 Peacock butterfly, Comma, 2 Small White (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite over NE at 14:15, 2 Common Buzzards displaying, Little Owl, Snipe, Linnet over S, 11 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, Jay, 20 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, singing Chiffchaff, Grey Heron & 7 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
Queens Wood: pr Mandarin Duck on main pond (Stephen Middleton)
Regent's Park: Egyptian Goose brood c3 wks still numbering 8 & 4th brood of yr recently fledged, 7+ Coots on nests, 3 Shelduck, 3 Mandarin, 100 Feral Pigeon on sandy sports pitch, Kestrel (Matt Reed).
Richmond Park: 2 Shelduck -pr prospecting rabbit burrows present c10 days (J.McCormick per JW); Red Kite E at 12.40, 3 Buzzard -displaying pr & one N, 9 Grey Heron -2prs with 5 yg, 8 Shoveler 6m 2f, Little Grebe (J.Wilczur); Blackcap singing and Buzzard perched in middle of Prince Charles Spinney 3pm (Steve Woolfenden)
Roding Valley Meadows NR: Goshawk 17.05 NNE (Barry Jones)
Rotherhithe: Sand Martin over, 3 Blackcaps singing, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 6 Ring-necked Parakeets Russia Dock Woodland (Richard Bonser)
Staines Moor: Spoonbill ESE at 15:17, 4 Sand Martin, Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 15+ Common Snipe, 20 Northern Lapwing, Redshank, 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 7+ Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Dingain); 4 Little Egret (3 over at dawn & 1 feeding in R Colne) (Kevin Duncan); Brent Goose flew in fr KGVI res at 16:10, Peregrine, 2 Red Kite, 1-2 Wheatear (Jim and Tony Sweetland) Spoonbill pics here
Stanwell Moor: Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail (Jim and Tony Sweetland); 2 Shelduck (Lee Dingain); Little Ringed Plover and 2 Cetti's Warbler (diff to above) (C Lamsdell)
Swanley Park: Little Owl calling 3am (site first) (Andy Meaton)
Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Pheasant, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 8 Lapwing, Snipe, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, c10 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark (1 singing), 2 Chiffchaff, Redwing, Nuthatch, 5 Rook, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Linnet; Small Tortoiseshell (Neil Anderson/G. Westley)
Totteridge Valley: Red Kite, Common Buzzard and m Sparrowhawk at Folly Farm pm; 2+ Redwings overhead at dusk (Ian Ellis)
Tyttenhanger GPs: Avocet 8.39-18.50 at least, also 10 Pintail and drake Mandarin early am (HBC)
Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Buzzard SE, 3-4 Sparrowhawk, 10 Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 6 Stock Dove, 10 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
Wanstead Park: drake Mandarin Duck (first for 2 yrs), 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Great Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Common Buzzard E, Water Rail, 9 singing Blackcap, 10+ singing Chiffchaff (Wanstead Birders)
Waterworks NR: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler (bed 15), Peregrine and Sparrowhawk over (Susan Huckle)
Alexandra Park: Smew red-head again on boating lake, also m Teal there, Little Egret high SE, 5 Greylag, pr Shoveler Wood Green Res, Linnet, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Redwing, 4 Jackdaw (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts, Henry Wyn-Jones).
Bexley Park Woods: Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush (Ralph and Brenda Todd) Is this Bexley Park Woods? [Conrad Ellam] Yes Conrad the same place [RT] DT - it's a popular alternative site name for Bexley Woods [b_e]
Bexleyheath: Red Kite over A2 at 3pm mobbed by crows (Gus Wilson)
Brent Reservoir: m Wheatear, drake Shelduck, 18 Snipe, m Peregrine circling N Marsh, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders).
Epping Forest (Connaught Water): f Smew (Aaron Clements-Partridge)
Golders Hill Park: 2 Mandarin, Canada Goose, Green Woodpecker (Matt Reed)
Hampstead Heath: m Wood Duck on Sandy Heath ponds, paired with f Mandarin (Matt Reed).
Hatch End Playing Fields: 2 Little Egret, Coal Tit & Redwing (Jon Ridge).
London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Oystercatcher, 7 Redshank, Ringed Plover h in flight, singing Willow Warbler, singing Blackcap, 2 Sand Martin (WWT website); Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Snipe (Fernley Symons)
Pinner Park Farm: singing m Bullfinch, Little Egret, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, 13 Fieldfare, 7 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Long- tailed Tit, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 14 Stock Dove & 44 Jackdaw (Jon Ridge).
Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe, 4 Knot, 10+ Pintail, Marsh Tit reported in last few days (RSPB); Short-eared Owl (Nick Croft/Mike Messenger), Green Sandpiper (Nick Croft)
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Rook N over Hill 0655 (v scarce here), 3+ Meadow Pipit N/S in early mist - 0550-0700; also 3 Jackdaw NE 0850, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 8 Blackcap singing, 2 Linnet over (birdman_euston); Common Sandpiper [site yr-1st], 9 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Little Grebes (Tony Duckett).
Richmond Park: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker found dead (per J.Wilczur).
Finsbury Park: Chiffchaff singing, 2 Little Grebes, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Mistle Thrush collecting food (Ian Bradshaw)
Hackney Marsh: 14 Teal, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Tom Stuart) NB as my first post am assuming Wick Woodlands is included within Hackney Marsh site name - not on gazetteer separately [TS] Thx TS - I can confirm Wick Woodlands is grid-referenced in London Bird Club's more-comprehensive 'Sites List' database fr which LBR gazetteers are derived so by all means do post Woodlands sightings separately - regards [b_e]
Staines Reservoirs: Great Northern Diver South basin, 2 Common Scoter still present on North, Dark-bellied Brent Goose on bank of South basin at 06.40 - presumed Staines Moor bird (Glyn Nicholson-Ross)
Stoke Newington East Reservoir: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting m&f, 7 Shoveler (Peter Beckenham)
Hall Place - Bexley: Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, 7 Greenfinch incl pr, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch (Ralph Todd) RT is this the Gdn &/or N Field? - thx [b_e] This is the southern fields along R Cray as far as Crayford Rough (see above), not the gardens or north field (RT)
Hampstead Heath: 2 Grey Wagtail (now m&f together) Hampstead No 1 pond, Kingfisher on usual stick, 2 Black-headed Gulls still, Blackcap and Chiffchaff in song West Heath (Jo Edwards)
St James's Park: drake Ruddy Duck, singing Chiffchaff (Andrew Self). Hi, I've looked for the Ruddy Duck several times but no joy. Where have you seen it? Is it definitely a wild bird? Thanks. It usually hangs out opposite Horseguards Parade & it seems to be wild (AS).
Staines Moor: Brent Goose, 2 Red Kite, Little Egret and 3 Water Pipit (C.Lamsdell)
Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 2f Common Scoter, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Shelduck, Mediterranean Gull (ad on raft displaying) and 4 Little Ringed Plover (C.Lamsdell)
Thorpe Park: 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 8 Egyptian Geese incl breeding pr & 3 small goslings), 3 Goldeneye m 2f (Kevin Duncan)
Trent Park: f Mealy Redpoll and f Lesser Redpoll blackthorn along bridle-path betw Merryhills Brook & Shaws Wood (Robert Callf).
Valentines Park: Fieldfare, 2 Grey Heron - 1+ chick on nest being fed by ad, pr Egyptian Geese with 6 ducklings still surviving (Barbara Miller).
Victoria Park: 6 Red-crested Pochard 4m 2f West Lake (Bob Watts).
Walthamstow Reservoirs: 5 Sand Martins (3&1&1) N, 5 Reed Buntings West Warwick, 8-12 Little Egrets on nests, Common Sandpiper No4, 3 single Meadow Pipits N, singing Blackcap N end of East Warwick in old orchard, Cetti's Warbler still singing occasionally by Beam House bridge, 30+ Shelduck No5&No3, 2 Kingfishers (Paul Whiteman)
Alexandra Park 5 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe - 08:15-9:15 (Tony Wileman); also m Blackcap (Bob Watts); freshly dead Woodcock in gdn just N of Park 08.45 - missing head & wing (GPS)
Amwell GP: Osprey over Grt Hardmead L 1610 (BirdGuides)
Brent Reservoir: Water Rail, 11 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Andrew Haynes).
Brockley Cemetery: Green Woodpecker, Moorhen (patch tick) (Phil Laurie).
Bushy Park: pr Common Buzzards displaying (Tony Duckett).
London Wetland Centre: Buzzard, 3 Redshank, 5 Chiffchaff (WWT website); 2 further Buzzard S, Jack Snipe, 2 Sand Martin (R.Kaye); Siberian Chiffchaff (Bernie Whiskin per R Kaye)
Mudchute: 2+ Monk Parakeet, 3 Chiffchaff, pr Long-tailed Tit at nest site (Stuart Fisher)
Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl, 2 Snipe, Linnet SE, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 13 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit, 12 Goldfinch & 11 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
Rainham: Common Buzzard over gdn then SE 12.45 (Richard Harrison).
Redbridge Lakes and Roding Valley Park: Snipe, Little Egret, Chiffchaff, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, pr Herring Gulls, Grey Heron (Alan Hobson).
Regent's Park: singing Chiffchaff nr Prince Albert Rd (John Colmans)
Richmond Park: 5 Buzzard together at 11.30, Peregrine over (J.Wilczur); Tawny Owl active in daylight at c4.30pm betw Pen Pond Plantation & QE2 Plantation - mobbed by Jackdaws and Crows (S Czapski); Water Rail, 2m Sparrowhawks, Bar-headed Goose (Tony Duckett).
St James's Park: no sign of recently reported m Ruddy Duck, but m White-headed Duck was present (Roger Morton) - there's several prs of W-H Ducks in collection [AS]
South Ealing Station: m Blackcap singing in tree above platform (Catherine Beazley).
Stoneleigh: singing Chiffchaff in Bradstock Rd early am (Neil Batten)
Streatham Cemetery (Tooting): Does anyone have any further info on m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen here sometime in February? Thank you [JH] (no data)
Tooting Commons: 7+ Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 4 Egyptian Geese & 3 goslings, Nuthatch in nest hole, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Jay, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cormorant 8:15 high SW - 6:30-8:15 (James Hudson). Whereabouts was Nuthatch seen please? [DP] Nest hole is nr top of oak tree next to cafe (JH)
Tottenham Marshes: Whitethroat in sub-song nr Chalk Bridge, 4 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, Grey Wagtail and f Peregrine (Davey Leach)
Trent Park: f Mealy Redpoll with m Lesser Redpoll blackthorn along bridle-path nr Merryhills Brook, f Bullfinch (Robert Callf/Robin White).
Walthamstow Reservoirs Lockwood: 2 Red Kite (Lol Cumming); 12+ Sand Martin at N end flew NW 13.00 (Davey Leach)
Wanstead Flats: 5 singing Chiffchaff, pr Blackcap, 3 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, 6 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Little Grebe (incl 2 now on Angel - a bad move), Mistle Thrush collecting nesting material (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan).
Brent Reservoir: Red Kite E at 10.50, 2 Common Buzzard over 10.05, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Snipe, Little Egret, 2 Blackcap, 11 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Buntings (Andrew Self, Andrew Verrall, Roy Beddard)
Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher, 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker incl pr, 4 Song Thrush, 10 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch (Ralph Todd)
Hackney Marshes: wholly unconfirmed report of a possible Red-throated Diver on the Lea yesterday, apparently photographed. Anyone know who this was? (per Mike Messenger)
Hampstead Heath: Red Kite circled Parliament Hill Fields for 20 mins from 1115 (Henry Wyn-Jones).
Hanwell: Sparrowhawk f low over back gdn followed by a Goldfinch on same flight line as if it was chasing it - would have made more sense the other way around (Rob Mills)
Hanwell, Grand Union Canal: 4 Coot nests not there a wk ago & a promising sign as last yr was not good for them here (Rob Mills)
Hampstead Heath: Grey Wagtail showing well at Hampstead 1 Pond (Frank Nugent); Little Grebe, Egyptian Goose, 6 Mandarin 2pr incl displaying m at Wood Pond & pr at Bird Sanctuary Pond, 2 Shoveler at Hampstead 1 Pond, 3 singing Chiffchaff across site (Matt Reed).
Horsenden Hill: Blackcap, 1 Great Crested Grebe [first record from this site since 2006] (Andrew Culshaw and David Howdon)
Upminster: Common Whitethroat St Mary's Ln reported 0725 (BirdGuides)
Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Northern Wheatear, 2 Blackcap (Jonathan Nasir); pale Buzzard NW, Reed Bunting and Siskin NW (Jamie Partridge)
Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - pr Wheatear still in SW cnr 7-8am, Peregrine (Stuart Fisher); Buzzard (KJMcmanus); 3 Wheatear 2m f moving north along Lockwood bank at 2.00pm; south side - Cetti's Warbler still singing by first bridge (David Bradshaw)
Finsbury Park: 4 Shovelers, 2 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Gadwall and Little Grebe on boating lake, singing Chiffchaff (my first of yr here), Green Woodpecker and pr prospecting Stock Doves (Ian Bradshaw)
Hampstead Heath: m Blackcap in hedge at top of Parliament Hill at 08:15 where singing away, 7 singing Chiffchaff, Tawny Owl calling at 10:00 & again at 13:00 at Viaduct Pond (Frank Nugent).
Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Siskin E, 3-4 Meadow Pipit, 18 Shoveler on Eagle_Pond, pr Grey Wagtail, pr Pied Wagtail (both prs on crt site), Little Egret E, pr Stock Dove, pr Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch singing (Stuart Fisher)
London Wetland Centre: Green Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, m Wheatear, 2 Sand Martin, Peregrine, 8 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
Mayflower Park: Blackcap m, 3 Chiffchaffs (Bob Smith)
Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite NE, ad m Wheatear, Common Buzzard over, Little Owl, Rook, 42 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Jackdaw, Jay, 11 Fieldfare, Grey Heron & 7 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
Totteridge Valley: f Northern Wheatear, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Common Buzzard, 150+ Common Gull - all nr Folly Farm c5pm (Ian Ellis)
Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - pr Wheatear, Skylark, 6-7 Meadow Pipit, Red Kite, 4-5 singing Chiffchaff, Peregrine; south side of complex - 5-6 Little Egrets at nests, Peregrine hunting, singing Reed Bunting and Cetti's Warbler, 3+ singing Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin (Paul Whiteman); W'tears still there 15:00 on west side, 4 Goldeneye (Stuart Fisher); Lockwood - Red Kite, Sand Martin (KJMcmanus)
Wanstead Flats: pr Northern Wheatear still on police scrape (Josh Selfe)
Pinner Park Farm: Red-legged Partridge, m Pheasant, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Snipe, singing Skylark, Meadow Pipit NW, 18 Jackdaw, 16 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail & 16 Fieldfare (Jon Ridge).
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 7 Woodpigeon N, Pied Wagtail NW, 10 Meadow Pipit NW, 2 Linnet NW - 0610-0710; also 5 Mandarin 4m f (m perched on owl nestbox Leaf Yd Wd area 40), 1 Black-headed Gull left on lake, 3m Blackcap all (sub)singing for last 5-12 days a13&31&40 (birdman_euston) Nice to meet you today birdman_euston - my account of my visit herehttp://winowendyswildlifeworld.blogspot.co.uk/[Wendy Marks]
Roehampton SW15 5PY (Clarence Ln/Priory Ln): pr Grey Wagtail - m still singing & displaying on top of school bldg (D Benton)
Staines Moor: Brent Goose, 2 Wheatears, 4 Buzzards over, Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Buntings, Jay, Red Kite over, 3 Little Egrets, Goldcrest, 2 Gadwalls, 3 Redshank, Lapwing, 4 Wrens, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Dunnocks, Grey Heron and many Skylarks and Meadow Pipits (Sue Giddens)
Canary Wharf: Common Buzzard soaring SE at 14:00, pr Great Black-backed Gulls (Stuart Fisher)
Charing Cross Hospital (public site): 2 Peregrine Falcon m chased off f at 2:35pm - went N, Common Buzzard drifting W 2:45pm (Nathalie Mahieu).
Crayford Marshes: Common Whitethroat [Ldn yr-1st] most likely a wintering bird, Spotted Redshank, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper, Blackcap, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew (Kev Jarvis); Raven over at 15:40 (Ian Stewart per Kev Jarvis)
Denham: Buzzard and 2 Red Kite fields adj to M40 - 8.30am (Birderman).
East India Dock Basin: Peregrine, pr Kestrel, 2 Shelduck, 72 Teal, 21 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, 2 Linnet (John Archer).
Hampstead Heath: hovering Kestrel, Chiffchaff, 2 Shoveler and Tawny Owl hooting nr Viaduct pond 12noon (Dawn Painter)
Mayflower Park: Chiffchaff, 2 Little Grebes (Bob Smith).
Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard N 0955-1000 pursued by 4 crows, Meadow Pipit, Brambling and 9 Jackdaws over Boating Lake, where m Teal still and Greylag, pr Shoveler Wood Green Res (APOG).
Brent Reservoir: f Merlin E at 10.00, Common Buzzard over at 10.10, Peregrine, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Little Egrets behind dam, 81 Meadow Pipit N, 23 Snipe (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard & Andrew Verrall)
Brentford Ait: virtually opposite Brentford Gate of Kew Gardens - lots of chicks in heronry (Andy Sunters)
Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackcap, 4 House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam).
Clapham Common: Great Crested Grebe on Mount Pond; Chiffchaff singing fr nearby Council yard (Nick Rutter)
Cranford CP: pr Kestrel on nest, many Ring-necked Parakeets, Green Woodpecker, 3-4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Buzzard over, Chiffchaff h, 12+ Jackdaw (T James)
Crayford Marshes: Siberian Chiffchaff in hedges along Moat Ln, Ruff, Corn Bunting, Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff, 3 Curlew, 5 Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret (Kev Jarvis).
Crossness: Garganey f still at sewage outfall, 26 Wigeon, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (John Archer).
Hatfield: Osprey [Ldn yr-1st] SW over A414 towards Tyttenhanger GPs 11.45 (HBC website).
Leyton, Jubilee Park: Red Kite W c13:15 (presumably later seen at Waterworks NR then Stoke Newington Res), Great Black-backed Gull over - probably regular but rarely seen well/low enogh to confirm (Paul Whiteman)
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Common Buzzard, Woodcock, f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker briefly 8.30am [first site record since 21 Feb 2008], Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Tony Duckett); 2 Stock Dove and 69 Woodpigeon N, 14 Meadow Pipit NW, Linnet N - 0625-0725; also Lesser Redpoll W 0955, 5 Redwing (birdman_euston)
Richmond Park: m Reed Bunting, Kingfisher - Upper Pen Pond; also Brimstone, Peacock butterfly, Small Tortoiseshell (Steve Woolfenden).
Stoke Newington Reservoirs: pr courting Great Crested Grebe, Red Kite over 13.40, 2 singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch (TeRNS)
Finsbury Park: boating lake - m Red-crested Pochard (Aaron C-Partridge)
Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Little Grebe and singing Reed Bunting in Ecology Park, 2 Oystercatcher on barge on Thames (Conrad Ellam)
Grovelands Park: f Smew of unknown origin on lake (very tame), pr Mandarin, pr Treecreeper, displaying Nuthatches, Stock Dove, plenty of Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker drumming (Davey Leach).
Osterley Park: 2 Common Buzzard circling in distance to north (Rob Mills)
Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Egret, Common Buzzard over, 2 Snipe, singing Blackcap, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 11 Jackdaw & 9 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Woodcock again Leaf Yd Wd border area 40, 2 Blackcap singing a14&34, 13 Redwing (birdman_euston/Eric Barlow); 20 Egyptian Goose includes 10 goslings fr 3 broods (Matt Reed).
Richmond Park: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Lesser Redpoll - Prince Charles Spinney (Steve Woolfenden)
Southall UB2 (Osterley Ln): Sparrowhawk, Skylark in song flight (Rob Mills)
Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe and 5 Goldeneye on South Basin; Little Grebe, 3 Shelduck, c15 Goldeneye, c10 Wigeon on North Basin (Charlie Farrell)
Brentford: Peregrine Falcon spooking 2 pigeons atop Allianz bldg at jn of A4 & Boston Manor Rd, then proceeding to chase x1 around bldg. Didn't see the outcome (Rob Mills)
Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam) Volunteers have started clearing brambles in park despite my explaining to them last yr that some birds are nesting in March. I was particularly annoyed because they destroyed a Long-tailed Tit's nest [CE]. Isn't that a criminal offence? [JH] Only if they knew it was there [CE] Any chance you can let us know the group responsible - maybe some polite, informative emails might help? [JB] I believe you are correct & maybe your local/regional wildlife liason officer (police) can help to enforce law in this situation. I've challenged Woodland Trust/Natural England (as was) on this matter in the past, but on reflection should have contacted the relevant law enforcment agency. Not sure, I thought it was a group called 3 rivers clean up & tweeted them a couple of wks ago. 2 yrs ago I saw the group working & stopped them before they cleared the brambles where the tits were nesting. Last yr I missed my chance & they removed the scrub where I had seen the birds with nest material. A wk later I met the group leader & told her that they had destroyed a nest & that they shouldn't be clearing brambles in March (Conrad Ellam)
Canons Park: Buzzard circling on thermals (Neil Anderson)
Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, Blackcap, 2 Rock Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 54 Fieldfare (Kev Jarvis)
Eltham Palace Gardens: Chiffchaff (Peter Charles)
Holyfield: Red Kite, 8+ Common Buzzards, Little Owl, 2 Shelduck, 7 Goosander m 6f loafing on island north of Grand Weir Hide (Mike Oakland)
Hooks Marsh Lake: 2 Smew drake & red-head at 11.30 feeding around islands - viewed fr footbridge betw this & 70 Acres Lake, also Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler fr Bittern Hide (Alastair Dent)
Ladywell Fields: Nuthatch, singing Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush (Tom Moulton)
Pinner Park Farm: 2 Buzzard over at 16:45, Little Owl, 18 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing (Jon Ridge, Jon Reverley); Also: 3 Little Egret, pair of Shoveler, m Pheasant, 5 Jackdaw, 6 Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 Stock Dove & 2 Coal Tit (JR).
Pinner Park Farm: 2 Red-legged Partridge (first record for 10yrs), m Pheasant, Common Buzzards, m Kestrel, 5 Teal over, 2 Little Owl, 2 Little Egret, 8 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit NW, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove & 9 Goldfinch; also m Brimstone butterfly (Jon Ridge).
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: f Wigeon off Heron_Is area 8 then over [site yr-1st], ad Yellow-legged Gull a8 then SW, Woodcock Leaf Yd Wd border a40, Blackcap singing since 8 Mar Deadmans Cnr a34 but visiting fdrs, 3 Redwing (birdman_euston)
Staines Moor: Jack Snipe, 3 Water Pipit and 2 Egyptian Geese (C.Lamsdell)
Sutcliffe Park: Fieldfare betw river & athletics track - flew off over river 1030 (Peter Charles); presumably same bird along river at 15h; also Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Common Snipe (James Lowen); 2 Common Snipe, 2 Redwing, singing Reed Bunting - 08.00 (Conrad Ellam) People may not be aware of proposed development of new sports facilities in park. Although not encroaching on LNR it is adjacent & locals are concerned about impact on park & LNR. Full details of plans & how to object can be accessed through Friends of Sutcliffe Park Facebook page [PC].
The Tarn, Mottingham: Blackcap, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam) DT - 'The Tarn' is official Greenwich LBC site-name cf 'Tarn Park' in db [b_e]
Trafalgar Square: 4 Kestrel circling over sq 1647-1705, Peregrine through briefly at 1650 (Peter Beckenham)
Tyttenhanger GP: 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 14 Common Snipe, c30 Lapwing, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Steve Blake)
Grovelands Park: red-head Smew of unknown origin early afternoon still on boating lake - showing down to a few metres fr pebbled section of path (Katy McGilvray)
Hampstead Heath: Woodcock -presumably flushed- flew towards transmitter just before midday fr P Hill, also 10 Meadow Pipits N, 5 Pied Wagtails N, 9 Shoveler on Highgate 1, 2 Redpolls feeding nr 'ploughed field', Linnet N, 5 Redwings all points, Kingfisher at Sanctuary pond (Pete Mantle)
Kensington Gardens: lunchtime - despite hordes of people out enjoying the spring sunshine one of the Tawny Owls gave great views in usual tree, 2 Treecreeper in same tree hunting insects, pr Long-tailed Tits still nest building; Comma butterfly sunning itself in flower bed north of Albert memorial statue (Martin Honey); 2 Little Owls in oak tree 30ft south of intersection of bicycle path & path leading fr Kensington High St to Serpentine Bridge -- this is a different pair from the usual ones nr leaf yard (Ralph Hancock)
Pinner Park Farm: Common Buzzard alighted a large Oak briefly at 14:15, 2 Little Egret, m Pheasant, singing Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit, 8 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, 9 Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit & 7 Stock Dove (Jon Ridge).
Rainham RSPB: Ruff, 2 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, Ringed Plover, Blackcap and 28 Little Egrets (Dave Morrison)
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Chiffchaff Leaf Yd Wd area 40, 2 Blackcap m f a34&40, 14 Redwing a40, Pied Wagtail NW, 71 Chaffinch incl 42 NE 0630-0750 (birdman_euston)
Richmond Park: 3 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -Thatched House Lodge area (M.Lewis) [Where is Thatched House Lodge - not shown on park map. Thanks, D Palmer 500m N of Kingston Gate], Red Kite 13.00, 2 Buzzard - one N & one poss'y local, Grey Heron - 3 yg in 1st nest (J.Wilczur).
Wanstead Park: 16 Lesser Redpoll behind tea hut (Dan Hennessy); singing Blackcap in Bush Wood (Tim Harris)
Worcester Park: Green Sandpiper, singing Blackcap Green Lane (Bob Smith)
Wormwood Scrubs: Stonechat, up to 5 displaying Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing; Small Tortoiseshell (Paul Anderson & Charlie Farrell); Whinchat [Ldn yr- 1st] (finder James Palmer) I'm not doubting the record but isn't this a very early unusual sighting? [M. Honey] - It has happened before -March 9th if I remember correctly & about ten yrs ago two Whinchats over-wintered at Taplow in Berkshire - slightly outside London recording area [JR]. Very likely to have been the Stonechat. I saw the photograph & it's a female that quite possibly be confused for a Whinchat at a distance [David Lindo] I was aware of the very early date & the possibility of confusion with Stonechat so I took the trouble to have prolonged views - it was definitely a Whinchat - nice peachy breast. white wing patches & a clear broad cream supercilium (James Palmer) Thx for details JP & congrats - not disputing but were you also able to see diagnostic white at base of tail? [b_e]. Fantastic! [David Lindo] I can't honestly say I saw the white at the base of the tail but the combination of the white wing patches which I saw very clearly plus the cream supercilium meant it had to be Whinchat - it would seem to have been a 1st winter male. It couldn't have been a male Stonechat (no resemblance whatsoever) & a female Stonechat wouldn't have shown the white on the wing. Plus the supercilum was too pronounced for female Stonechat (James Palmer).
Little Britain Iver/Cowley: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Siskins, 2 Egyptian Geese, 15 Greylags, 20+ Redwing, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch, Red Kite over, Great Crested Grebe, 7 Gadwall; Muntjac nr canal (Sue Giddens)
London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 6+ Redshank, Mediterranean Gull The MedGull shows some black on P9 P8 & a very small amount on P7. The hood & bare parts look very adult like, so I'd guess this bird is moulting into third summer, although I suppose a very advanced second summer isn't impossible. I have some pics I'll post shortly (Matt Palmer). 2 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bearded Tit, Pheasant, 39 Redwing W/NE, Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
Pinner (Marsh Road): Grey Wagtail along River Pinn (Jon Ridge).
Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite N at 15:05, Kestrel, m Pheasant, Little Grebe, Little Owl, 8 Snipe, 31 Meadow Pipit, 11 Jackdaw, 32 Redwing, 24 Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker & 5 Goldfinch (Jon Ridge).
Pinner: Starling with ring on leg has returned to gdn for 3rd successive yr. Curious to where it was rung (Richard Francis) Richard has it got colour rings if so what combination as up until 2011 we were colour ringing starlings in Surrey but ironically only 2 sightings since out of over 300 ringed [Glyn Nicholson-Ross] Ans: The starling has only a single metal ring. It's odds on to be nesting in roof of a nearby bldg. It's the second starling with a ring on its leg I've found. The other nested for 2 yrs in bldg at Northwick Park Hospital. It could be caught. Spends half the time hanging on a bird fdr out the back. (Richard Francis)
Pinner Park Farm: Red Kite NE at 14:25, 2 Common Buzzard (one calling) at 13:45, 3 Little Egret, 153 Redwing, 54 Fieldfare, 15 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron (Jon Ridge).
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 58 Pochard and 140 Tufted Duck (cf 125 & 225 on 5 Mar), 5 Little Grebe pr bldg nest in reedbed opp Goose Pen area 33, Red Kite [site yr-1st] NE 1140, 4 Kestrel, 3 Common Gull (18 on 8 Mar), 210 Black-headed Gull (450 on 5 Mar), c300 Woodpigeon N, 3m Blackcap, 6 Fieldfare NE 0650, 28 Redwing incl 12 NE 0705, 3 Pied Wagtail over, 58 Chaffinch incl 38 N/NW - first signif't if modest passerine spring vismig here 0640-0840 (birdman_euston)
Stanmore Place: Buzzard over mobbed by 2 Crows (Neil Anderson)
Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Ravens on pylon, 1 of which mobbed a passing Common Buzzard, Yellowhammer, Rock Pipit, Curlew, 7 Turnstone, 8 Cetti's Warblers singing, 3 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
Hackney Downs Park: 135 Common Gull, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Jonathan Nasir)
Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing well at Viaduct Pond, 2 Chiffchaff 1 in Pryors Field & 1 singing at Vale of Heath, where also Peregrine over at 12:20, 13 Shoveler, 2 Kingfisher, Wood Duck of unknown origin on Wood Pond Kenwood, where also 2 Little Grebe; also Comma, Peacock butterfly and Brimstone (Frank Nugent).
Hanwell: 2 Coal Tit actively feeding unusually in my back gdn (Rob Mills)
Harrow: Brimstone butterfly (Shailesh Patel).
Headstone Moat: pr Green Woodpecker in courtship 'dance' (Jon Ridge).
High Elms CP: Buzzard soaring & calling eventually landing on top of conifer, Tawny Owl calling 13:00, 6+ Nuthatch calling (Ray Tuck)
Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Little Grebe on Mercers Lake; Brimstone, 3 Tortoiseshell (A La Pietra)
Ilford: gdn - Blackcap singing (Barbara Miller)
London Wetland Centre: Mediterranean Gull ad, 36 Wigeon, 4 Redshank, 9 Snipe, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Chiffchaff, Siskin, 2 Redpoll (Adam Salmon); 6 singing Cetti's Warbler (one displaying to f), Brambling seen by fdrs; also Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Brimstone butterflies (Martin Honey)
Motspur Park: f Ring Ouzel [Ldn yr-1st] on playing fields early am but flew off W (S. Haslem) Where was this -it's my local patch [Bob Smith] Noticed it in the tall trees directly behind Marina Ave first then flew towards playground in park but flew off (S Haslem)
Pinner Park Farm: 3 Little Egret, m Pheasant, singing Skylark, Cormorant over, 26 Jackdaw, 34 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 5 Stock Dove, Grey Heron; Peacock butterfly and 6 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies (Jon Ridge).
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 17 Shoveler (38 winterers 2days ago - most have prob'y migrated), f Peregrine over QM Gdns area 19 at 1135, 2m Blackcap 1 subsong a1 & 1 at Wetland Pen fdr a32 (birdman_euston)
Southfields: singing (overwintering) Blackcap, pr House Sparrow at gdn fdr (first record for gdn) (Martin Honey)
Staines Moor: Short-eared Owl flew in high fr N c17.55hrs, 2 Water Pipit, 3-5 Goosander (pr landed briefly on Colne/3 flew over/2m c10min later), 8 Lapwing, 2 Buzzard, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Little Egret, c50 Redwing and c50 Fieldfare coming into roost; also 1 small bat probable Pipestrelle sp at 18:20hrs (Jim and Tony Sweetland); 2 Red Kite, Peregrine and 2 Goosander (Andrew Peel, Toni Menezes and Shailesh Patel) Great to hear of a bat record - very rare here [Lee Dingain].
Beddington Farmlands: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in old oaks at north of site again - seen fr footpath betw A237 & railway footbridge 09.20 (Paul Sell). Grateful for more precise instructions fr Hackbridge Stn if local birders have a moment to jot them down [MPB] Fr Hackbridge Stn go north up the A237 until you pass Mill Green, where Goat Rd meets A237 there is a footpath on right hand side of road leading through wooded area (this is the south side of Mitcham GC). The LSW is seen in oak trees along this path. I saw it half way down. It would be quicker to get to this path by heading south down A237 fr Mitcham J'n train stn [P Sell] This path continues over footbridge to Beddington Ln tram stop. It's marked as a footpath on OS map (see Bing maps). There are usually scrambler bikes on adj field at weekends but if you go early you should miss them & have the best chance of connecting with the woodpecker [J Hudson]
Brookmill Park: Mandarin, Kingfisher, Redwing, House Sparrow (Conrad Ellam)
Richmond Park: singing Chiffchaff (S.Read); 7 Egyptian Goose pr & 5 yg Lower Pen Pond, 4 Grey Wagtail 2pr Beverley Brook (M.Lewis); f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling & showing well - fr Robin Hood gate follow rd toward pen ponds carpark - approx half way is a sandy track on left & bird was in large trees by roadside at 8am, Peregrine over, Little Egret and pr Mandarin on Beverley Brook fr Roehampton gate (J.Murray & J.Murray Snr). Hi, whereabouts were the wagtails on the brook? At both ends. (M.Lewis)
Vicarage Farm: 5 Common Snipe - my highest count here since 23rd March 1996 when there were 9, 3+ Skylark incl two singing m, 3 Yellowhammer incl singing m (Robert Callf); Little Egret over (Robin White).
Beddington Farmlands: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in old oaks at north of site again - seen fr footpath betw A237 & railway footbridge 7:00-7:50. Quite a show this morning; calling, drumming, 'butterfly dancing' & aggressively chasing away Great_Spotted_Woodpeckers. Also noticed a ring on the bird. (James Hudson & Nick Gardner)
Golders Green: Song Thrush singing 12.25-12.31am Woodstock Ave during illumination of offensively bright security lights (James Levy).
Hampstead Heath: Little Grebe on Kenwood Lake, Kingfisher on usual stick, mixed spring chorus of Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Starling and Redwing (subsong) along hedge betw Highgate Ponds 1 & 2 (Jo Edwards)
Holland Park: Chiffchaff trapped & ringed am - probably 1st of yr at this site as I don't think they generally overwinter here (Bill Haines)
Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: singing m Firecrest, singing m Blackcap, singing Nuthatch nr Gilberts Slade, 2 Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 22 Redwing many in subsong, Siskin over, 8 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Geese over, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove - 0720-1000 (Stuart Fisher)
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 52 Egyptian Goose incl 19yg - coming soon to a water-feature nr you, 11+ Mandarin, 20 Grey Heron incl 1st nestling h Bandstand Is area 8 SE tip, Stock Dove and 50 Woodpigeon straggling N 0710-0745 (birdman_euston)
Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver (South Basin), 2 Scaup (1 on N Basin & 1 seen by another observer on S Basin), 10 Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, Common Buzzard (Steven Robinson)
Trent Park: singing m Firecrest laurel Rough Lot, 20 Chaffinch, m Bullfinch (Robert Callf); 3 Common Buzzard, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker h drumming & calling Personally not recorded any singing or drumming in Trent Park since 2009 when the last pair attempted to breed [R Callf] Keep your ears open then Robert [PL], Green Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Tufted Duck 3m f (Pete Lowman).
Beddington Farmlands: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in patch of woodland at north of site - seen fr footpath betw A237 & railway footbridge 7:30 (James Hudson).
Bushy Park: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [site yr-1st] Round Plantation am but no drumming heard (Regent's Pk Birds blog)
Crayford Marshes: Raven SW 10:45 (Andy Sayer per Kev Jarvis); Common Buzzard, Spotted Redshank, Little Owl, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Corn Bunting, 2 Rock Pipit, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew (Kev Jarvis).
Grovelands Park: red-head Smew unknown origin still catching fish at end of boating lake nearest to pitch & putt, Firecrest in holly behind ranger's hut, 15 Redwing and Stock Dove on pitch & putt (Katy McGilvray)
Beddington Farmlands: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in old oaks at north of site - seen fr footpath betw A237 & railway footbridge 7:10-7:30 (James Hudson); 2 Raven (4th record for site), m Mandarin (14th site record), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Buzzard (Peter Alfrey, BFBG) pics here
Grovelands Park: f Smew very approachable - of suspect origin, 12 Mandarin Duck 7m 5f, 20 Tufted Duck 14m 6f, 3 Pochard 2m f, pr Great Crested Grebe displaying & nest-building (Robert Callf); Smew also coming to bread as per Alexandra Palace bird (observer?).
Grovelands Park: f Smew (maybe the one that was in Alexandra Park last month) (James Palmer)
London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 3 Mandarin, Bittern, 4 Peregrine 2pr - local pr plus pr circling to NW - all in air together - no aggression, Redshank, 5 Snipe, 2 Caspian Gull both 1w, 2 Great Black-backed Gull local pr display-flying very high over site, Blackcap the wintering bird, 4 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling (R. Kaye).
Mayflower Park wetlands: Kingfisher 4pm (Simon Osborn).
Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest nr R Lea in wooded bed c50 yds downriver of end of cross-path at 13.30 (Alastair Dent).
Oakwood Park: Nuthatch, 4 Siskin (James Palmer).
Regent's Park: Kingfisher flew across QM Gdns lake 0830 [site yr-1st] (Regent's Pk Birds blog)
Stanwell Moor: 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Shelduck (C. Lamsdell).
Ten Acre Wood area: 4 Pheasant, 2 Little Egret (1 feeding in horse field), 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (m doing active aerial displays before joining f where he entered tree cavity), 5 Sparrowhawk (f appeared low over edge Gutteridge Wd then 2m came low towards her quickly followed by another 2), 22 Lapwing (flock 10 & 12), Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 7 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 2 singing Skylark, f Stonechat, c55 Redwing, c25 Fieldfare, 2 Rook, 4 Reed Bunting (2 singing), 2m Bullfinch, 25+ Linnet (flock 5 by wood/20+ horse field) (Neil Anderson/G. Westley).
Crayford Marshes: Yellow-legged Gull 2w, Spotted Redshank, 6 Corn Bunting, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, Rock Pipit, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat (Kev Jarvis)
Cricklewood NW2 (Cricklewood Broadway): Grey Wagtail m flying around Beacon Bingo rooftop (Andrew Verrall).
Hampstead Heath: 3 Siskin and 3 Lesser Redpoll feeding in alders at Sanctuary Pond am, c30 Redwing, Tawny Owl calling at 10:30am nr 'Bird Bridge' (Frank Nugent)
High Barnet: Tawny Owl calling at midnight nr Barnet Hospital bus stop (Geoff Crabtree)
Leyton, Jubilee Park: (prob m) Black Redstart on top of tallest tree on east side of park at 1715 - patch yr tick but more importantly a house tick (Paul Whiteman)
London Wetland Centre: 4 Cetti's Warbler, Bittern N shore main lake, 2 Pintail m f, Redshank, 6 Common Snipe, 3 Buzzard circling c2pm NE of site somewhere over Ch X Hospital (see below), 6 Redpoll, Brambling, Peregrine (Martin Honey)