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April 2006 Sightings

  • Bird of the Month: Great White Egret, Walthamstow Res (David Callahan)

Apr 30 2006

  • Queen Mother Res: 34 Arctic Terns and 2 adult Kittiwakes through by noon; also Whimbrel northwest and Whinchat (Birdguides)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Marsh Harrier over east and Short-eared Owl (Birdguides)
  • Tower Hill Underground Station: Sedge Warbler singing from a bush. Blackcap singing from Hungerford railway bridge (Fraser Simpson)
  • Amwell GPs: 1 Whimbrel this afternoon (Birdguides)
  • Lee Valley CP - Fishers Green: 3 Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, 12 Common Tern, 2 Egyptian Geese, Redshank (Ian Rose).
  • London Wetland Centre: Honey Buzzard SW at 11.35hrs (Birdguides). Also: 2 Hobby North, 1 Green Sand, 3 Common Sand, 1 Dunlin, 2 Avocet, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Lesser Whitethroat.
  • Regent's Park: Honey Buzzard SW at 10.39 (Birdguides).
  • King George V Reservoirs: 50+ Arctic Terns north by 9am (Phil Vines) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 4 Wheatear (David Bradnum)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Cuckoo, a Willow Warbler singing a variant song with Chiffchaff notes and c350 Carrion Crow. (David Lindo)
  • Staines Res: 45+ Arctic Terns at 8.15am, also 3 Common Scoter (Ken Purdey).
  • Bedfont Lakes Country Park: 3 Egyptian Geese, 10 Common Whitethroats, 1 Yellow Wag over, 1 singing Garden Warbler (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Brent Res: 4 Yellow Wagtails & 2 Common Sands (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard).
  • Walthamstow Res: 3 in am / 5 in pm White Wagtails (+ 8 Pieds), 1 in am / 3 in pm Greenland Wheatears, 3 Wheatears, 2 Common Sandpipers, fem am / male pm Sparrowhawk, 18 Common Terns, 132+ Sand Martins, 256+ Swifts, 2 Swallows, House Martin, many Whitethroats, Sedge and Reed Warblers. 1830 pm Great White Egret over High Maynard and south - seemed to land around No5/No3, but could not be refound (David Callahan).
  • Regents Park: Honey Buzzard SW 10.30am, Common Buzzard 11.55am NW, 2 Peregrine Falcons(very distant), 3 Sparrowhawks, Wheatear, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 10 Swallows, 6 Swifts, 4 House Martins, Reed Bunting, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 1 Pelican( Tony Duckett).
  • Grange Waters Complex:2 Grasshopper Warblers,Cuckoo,100 sand Martin,3 Lesser Whitethroat,2 Yellowhammer and 2 Yellow Wagtail.(Dave Morrison).
  • Bush Farm:Turtle Dove.(Dave Morrison)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Lapwings, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat. (Ian Ellis)
  • Alexandra Park: Wheatear evening in disused filter bed (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts, Dominic Mitchell).

Apr 29 2006

  • Herne Hill: Black Kite flew low north over Brockwell Park, mobbed by Carrion Crows at 16:15 (Birdguides)
  • Gunpowder Park: 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 6 Wheatears. Osier Marsh: Nightingale. Sewardstone: Little Egret. (LNHS walk)
  • Highgate Wood: Song Thrush, Green woodpecker (James Free)
  • Epsom Downs: 1 Whinchat (Steve Gale)
  • Banstead Heath: Common Buzzard circling high at 10.00hrs (Steve Gale)
  • Wraysbury GPs: Osprey flew over heading north at 09:20 (Birdguides)
  • King George V Res: c30 Arctic Tern, also 2 Little Ringed Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Yellow Wagtails and 3 Common Sandpipers (Birdguides) c50 Arctic Tern over the south basin at 1945, plus 2 Hobbies showing very well. (David Bradnum)
  • Brent Res: Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Garden Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 150 Swifts, c200 House Martins, day list 73 species (Brent Birders)
  • Alexandra Park: 4 Whitethroats, 2 Swifts, 5+ House Martins, several Swallows (Bob Watts & Dominic Mitchell).
  • Knight & Bess:1 Barwit 1s,1 Wheatear f
  • Island Barn:6 Yellow wags
  • Thames Foreshore, Rainham: 9 Bar-tailed Godwits incl one in full summer plumage and 3 Whimbrel. All in Aveley Bay, west of the tip. (David Bradnum)
  • West Thurrock:6 adult Little Gulls,6 Whimbrel,2 Lesser Whitethroat,Cuckoo,27 Black Tailed Godwit,Yellowhammer,Little Egret and 3 Common Terns.(Dave Morrison)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: 7 Arctic Terns mid pm then moved over the road to Walton. Rook flew north 1530 (it's taken me 12 years to add this to my Walton list!) (Dave Harris).
  • Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve: a 'white ibis' sp. flew over heading east at 12:40 (Birdguides)
  • St. James's Park: Caspian Gull on lake late morning (Birdguides)
  • Chiswick: Hobby drifting west at Grove Park at 16:00 (Birdguides)
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Skylark over, 6 Swift, 2 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 22 Blackcap, 14 Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff (Andy Culshaw).
  • Selsdon Wood Local Nature Reserve: 3 Buzzards over Forestdale, Chiffchaff & Blackcap (Ernest Thomason).
  • River Lee CP: Pheasant, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Cuckoo, Swallow, House Martin, Nightingale, 8 kinds of Warbler (Sedge, Reed, Lesser and Common Whitethroat, Garden, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow), Bullfinch (Central London RSPB)
  • London Wetland Centre: Hobby over 1730h. Whimbrel over at 1400h. Also 2 Avocets and a Jackdaw (Fraser Simpson).

Apr 28 2006

  • Gunpowder Park: Tree Pipit, m and f Wheatears, 3 Red-legged Partridges. Holyfield Hall Farm: 2 Yellowhammers, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Red-legged Partridges. Fishers Green Goosefield: Oystercatcher. Cornmill Meadows: Dunlin, 2 LRPs, 2 Snipe. Sewardstone Marsh: Nightingale singing at 23.30 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Brent Res: Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 70+ Swifts & Garden Warbler (Andrew Self & John Colmans)
  • Richmond Park: Ring Ouzel pair still horse paddocks, Holly Lodge, till 10.30 at least (Jan Wilczur).
  • Alexandra Palace: 1 female Ring Ouzel, flew from cricket pitch into hawthorns, also 2 Ring-necked Parakeets (John Murray). 25 House Martins, 3 Sand Martins over res 1745 (Bob Watts).
  • Walthamstow Res (North side only): Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 120+ Swifts, 70+ Sand Martins, 12+ Swallows, 6 House Martins, 11 Common Terns (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 female Wheatear and 3 Swallows (Roy Nuttall).
  • Staines Res: Black-necked Grebe 1, also 70 Common Terns, 14 Arctic Terns and 2 Turnstones (Ken Purdey).
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Swift, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, Lapwing. (Ian Ellis)
  • Trent Park: Garden Warbler, Lesser Redpoll, Willow warbler,Blackcap,Chiff Chaff.(Pete Lowman)
  • Hampstead Heath: Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Whinchat (Dave Porritt)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Common Terns on pontoon 1 with Metal BTO ring can't make out number, 4 approx Common Swifts overhead 19:50-20:30 (Ernie Thomason)

Apr 27 2006

  • Wimbledon Common: Brambling, one male (David Wills)
  • Waltham Cross: Hoopoe briefly on TV aeriel on Central Avenue before flying off NE at 07.30 (news per Andrew Self)
  • Brent Res: Singing Wood Warbler (photos: [1]) on the north bank between pond and rifle range, last seen in Oak Wood at 09.45, also adult Little Gull & 4 Lesser Whitethroats (Andrew Self).
  • Richmond Park: pair of Ring Ouzel together in the paddock at Holly Lodge this evening at six (Mick Lewis)
  • Kensington Gardens: 27 Swift NE 08.26hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Walton Res: Bar-tailed Godwit on the causeway early am only (Dave Harris).
  • Enfield Lock: 30 swifts circling over my house gradually heading north at 11.35 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Hounslow Heath: 10 Lesser Whitethroats singing, 1 Yellow Wag over (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Tottenham Court Road/New Oxford Street. Pair of Peregrines circling and calling, 10.40 a.m. (Simon Bradley)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Pair of Stock Doves (Bob Watts).
  • East India Dock: 1 Whimbrel in off the Thames, landed and hung around for 20 minutes before heading back to the river. Also 1 Garden Warbler & 2 Little Ringed Plover (Richard Harrison).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Shelduck over (site tick!), 1 Rook heading north, 1 Snipe, c6 House Martin, c6 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin and c5 Swift. (Rick Simpson and David Lindo)
  • Regents Park: 7 Swifts, 1 Sand Martin, 7 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 2 Linnets, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Common Terns NE at 11.40am, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Sparrowhawk(migrant)12.30pm NW, 1 Peregrine(migrant) high NW at 12.50pm, 11 Little Grebes(Tony Duckett)
  • Deptford Bridge:4 Jackdaw over,7 Swift,Ring Necked Parakeet and a singing Whitethroat.(Dave Morrison)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Male Whinchat just SE of visitor centre in field on brambles till 6pm at least (Vince Halley-Frame).

Apr 26 2006

  • Staines Moor: Wood Warbler singing in willows alongside River Colne at Bonehead mid-afternoon; also Hobby, Yellow Wagtail and 2 Little Egrets (Birdguides)
  • Rammey Marsh: Grasshopper Warbler, Ring-necked Parakeet, Nightingale, 3 Lesser Whitethroats (Martin Shepherd).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Ring Ouzels flew northeast this at 08:00 (Birdguides)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Black-necked Grebe on North Basin late afternoon plus 2 Goldeneye on South Basin (Birdguides)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1 singing Garden Warbler near Peter Pan (Des McKenzie).
  • Camley Street Natural Park: 1 singing Reed Warbler, 1 singing Reed Bunting (Tom Clarke).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: (1200-1630hrs) adult Osprey (prob. female) soaring @13.30; from NW, circled and headed E (towards Walthamstow/Lea valley). also female Peregrine hunting over West Res. 1500-1520, 3 Sparrowhawks, 2 Kestrels, Lesser Whitethroat singing, 7 Reed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, 5 Blackcaps, 5 Reed Buntings, sustained hirundine and Swift passage throughout p.m. (60+ Swift, and many more throughout the borough later) (Mark Pearson) Early morning at the res 0530 - 0730 2 Common Tern through, 7 Meadow Pipts over & F Wheatear.
  • Hounslow Heath: 7 singing Lesser Whitethroats (Adam Cheeseman)
  • East India Dock: 4 Little Ringed Plover on shingle island (flew off at high tide), 4 Common Tern, 5 Shelduck (Richard Harrison).
  • Hampstead Heath: Reed Warbler (Dave Porritt)
  • Regents Park: 1 Common Buzzard flew NW at 1.05pm, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Linnets, 6 Swallows and 1 R N Parakeet over (Tony Duckett).
  • A40 Hanger Lane 2 Ring Necked Parakeets flew south and A40 Greenford by old B&Q 1 Kestrel landed on lampost 09:00 hrs (Mick Goodall)
  • Staines Res: 1 Yellow Wagtail flew north at 6.30pm, 1 Black-necked grebe still present north basin, 8 Shelduck (Andy Culshaw).

Apr 25 2006

  • Watford: Red Kite flew north west over the junction of Horshoe Lane and Lovain Way at 15:40 (Birdguides)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wag over, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Common Whitethroats, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Common Terns (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Walton Res: 5 Common Scoter (3m & 2 fm) late afternoon (Dave Harris).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Wood Warbler in oaks by footpath southwest of visitor centre at 13:00 (Paul Davis/Vince Halley-Frame et al).
  • Mile End Road: Male Whitethroat in ornamental front garden opposite Mile End tube station at 2pm, obviously brought down by the recent heavy shower (Bob Watts)
  • St James's Park: 2 Yellow Wagtails SE at 13.33 hrs & 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (David Darrell-Lambert).
  • Tottenham Marshes: 2 Whinchat (m & f) - 1 found by P Lambert (David Callahan).
  • Walthamstow Res: Morning:- m Sparrowhawk, 6 Sedge Warblers, 5 Whitethroats. Evening:- Yellow Wagtail over, party of 6 prob. Greenland Wheatears, 133 Sand Martins, 16 Swifts, 2 Mipit, 8 Shelduck, 2 Black Swans (David Callahan).
  • West Thurrock: 1 Tree Pipit over & 2 Wheatear (David Darrell-Lambert).
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler (Dave Porritt).
  • Sunny Hill Park, Hendon: Garden Warbler (singing m), Blackcap (3 singing mm) (Fraser Simpson).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Shelduck south, 1 Common Tern, 4 Tawny Owl, 4 Swift, 2 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 4 Blackcap, c.6 Willow Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Linnet over, 1 singing Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie, Geoff Hawthorn).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Swift and singing Garden Warbler & Lesser Whitethroat amongst others. (David Lindo).
  • Regents Park: 2 Wheatears, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Swallows, 1 Linnet (Tony Duckett)
  • Stoke Newington east reservoir: Brambling (m), Lesser Whitethroat (calling). (TeRNS)
  • Ingrebourne Valley,evening:Garden Warbler,4 Siskin,5 Lesser Whitethroat,Nightingale,2 pair Common Tern and 3 pair Teal.(Dave Morrison).
  • Trent ParK: South Lodge Farm: 1 Whinchat ( m ), 1 Wheatear ( Greenland) (f). Vic Farm: Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail. Cuckoo seen and heard on Park Farm.( Robert Callf).

Apr 24 2006

  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 17 Yellow Wagtail feeding together (Birdguides)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Hobby showing well together between Highgate Ponds and Kenwood 15.00 to 15.30 at least, also 1 Swallow over (Jan-Paul Chateris).
  • Brent Res: 22 Common Terns in evening (Andrew Self)
  • London Wetland Centre: Blue-headed Wagtail, also Black-tailed Godwit and 10 Yellow Wagtails (Birdguides).
  • St James's Park: 6+ Ring-necked Parakeets (Andrew Self & David Darrell-Lambert).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 singing Wood Warbler near the Peter Pan enclosure until 10.45hrs at least, also 25 Stock Dove, c.15 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Tawny Owl (1ad/3juv), c.10 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 23 House Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 1f Common Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1f House Sparrow (notable here), at least 20 Chaffinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll north at 08.17hrs, 2 singing Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie, Chris Langsdon).
  • Walthamstow Res: (North side only) 1m 1f Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wheatear (inc. 3 prob. Greenlands), 15 Swallows, 110+ Sand Martins, 4 House Martins, 11 Swifts, 3 Common Terns, Mipit (David Callahan).
  • Canary Wharf: 1 Peregrine above Heron Quay (Richard Harrison).
  • Regents Park: 1 Water Pipit down briefly 6.40am, 1 Arctic Tern E at 6.50am, 1 Common Tern on the lake, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, Pr Reed Buntings (Tony Duckett).
  • Stoke Newington east reservoir: Brambling (m), Green Sandpiper (TeRNS). Also Garden Warbler singing late afternoon West Res (Chris Langsdon) plus (1600-1900) 9 Reed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Common Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 5 Reed Buntings, 12 House Martin, 9 Sand Martin, 4 Common Swift, 1 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtails (MJP).
  • Trent Park: 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, plentiful Chiffchaff and Blackcap. ( Pete Lowman, Robert Calff).
  • Alexandra Park: Wheatear (prob Greenland) filter beds, 25 House Martins (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Dominic Mitchell)
  • Camley Street Natural Park: 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Common Whitethroats (Tom Clarke)

Apr 23 2006

  • West Thurrock: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Reed Warblers, 1 Wheatear & 7 Oystercatcher - left before 2 Bar-tailed Godwits flew towards me! (David Darrell-Lambert).
  • Osier Marsh: Whimbrel (09.05), Nightingale. Gunpowder Park: 4 Wheatears, 2 Red-legged Partridges (Brian Dawton/Martin Shepherd).
  • Walthamstow Res: Whimbrel (8.15-9am), 3 (2m, 1f) Yellow Wagtails, fem Wheatear, 2 Reed Warblers, Common Sandpiper, 67 Sand Martins, 34 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 6 Swifts, Meadow Pipit, 22 Sedge Warblers, 11 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Black Swans. 4.50-6.30pm 5 more Wheatears inc. 3 probable Greenlands (David Callahan).
  • Staines Moor: Pied Flycatcher but no sign of Bluethroat (Birdguides).
  • Island Barn Res: Slavonian Grebe (full s/p) and Greenshank. Queen Elizabeth II Res: 1 Whimbrel, 3 Ringed Plover and 2 Dunlin. 6 Arctic Tern flew north 0815 (Dave Harris).
  • Alexandra Park: 4 Common Terns, 2 Whitethroat, small numbers Swallow & House Martin (Bob Watts).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Egyptian Geese over. Site tick! (David Lindo).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 1 Whimbrel east over the river (Birdguides).
  • Brent Res: Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Self).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 vocal Curlew NE at 12.32hrs, 2 Common Tern, 2 Swift, 3 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 6 Pied Wagtail, 1 singing Garden Warbler at the Magazine shrubs, 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 1 Siskin north at 14.39hrs and 1 singing male Reed Bunting; also 2 Egyptian Goose and 3m Ruddy Duck (Des McKenzie, Nick Tanner, Geoff Hawthorn).
  • Regents Park: 1ad Kittiwake NE at 12.10pm, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Swallows (Tony Duckett).
  • Battersea Power Station: 3 Whimbrel east at 7.03am also Swift west at 6.50am (Dave Morrison).
  • Barking Outfall: 15 Common Tern, 5 Oystercatchers, Willow Warbler and 3 Swallow (Dave Morrison).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 8 Yellow Wagtail 4 m 4 f, possible Tree Pipit over (called once only) (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Trent Park: Vicarage Farm: 2 Ring Ouzels ( 1m,1f)still present today. ( Robert Calff); One Garden Warbler on university side of lake in hawthorn (Terry Townshend)
  • South Norwood Lake : 3 Common Tern (1 Juv & 2 Adult), 2 Common Sandpiper. (Ernie Thomason)
  • Horsenden Hill: Blackcap (19), Willow Warbler (2), Chiffchaff (11), Common Whitethroat (11), Lesser Whitethroat (1+), Common Tern (1+), Little Owl (1), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1 male), Garden Warbler (2), Lapwing (2) (Andy Culshaw, David Howdon).

Apr 22 2006

  • Cornmill Meadows: Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plovers (Martin Shepherd).
  • Northfleet: 3 Common Terns, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Curlew, 7 Common Gulls & 2 Tufted Duck (David Darrell-Lambert)
  • West Thurrock: Redstart & Gadwall (Dave Morrison), c180 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Wheatear, 1 Little Egret & 3 Common Terns (Dave Morrison & David Darrell-Lambert)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 3 Common Buzzards (between 1200 & 1430), also Common Tern, 3 Sparrowhawks, all three hirundines, Swifts, Blackcaps, Common Whitethroats, Reed Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Green Sandpiper (Laurence Pitcher & Mark Pearson)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Wheatears, 5+ Blackcap, m Red-c-Pochard (Neil Anderson)
  • Staines Moor: Bluethroat, 1st summer male found by myself and father at 8.50am in hawthorns by the small bridge over the river at the north end; park on Hithermoor Lane near Stanwell Moor and walk south on footpath by King George VI Reservoir. also 4 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Wheatears, 3 Buzzards, 2 Little Egrets, Tree pipit, Cuckoo & many Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats (John Murray).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 12 Little Gulls on South Basin, also Garganey, on North Basin plus 2 Black-necked Grebes and a Ruff (Birdguides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Avocet, also Red Kite over (Birdguides).
  • Queen Elizabeth II/Walton Reservoirs: 2 Whimbrel and 1 Bar-wit early am. Eventually settled on the Walton causway. Also 3 Yellow Wags and 1 fm Goosander still (Dave Harris).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 male Whinchat and c5 Wheatear (Roy Nuttall & David Lindo).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler singing near Peter Pan at 08.00hrs and 6 Pied Wagtail (Geoff Hawthorn).
  • Streatham Common: still 1 male Ring Ouzel all morning, 1 female Redstart at noon (Peter Newmark).
  • Regents Park: 3 Wheatears, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipits, 12 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 3 Linnets, plus Willow Warblers, Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett).
  • Brent Res: Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warblers, 17 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 5 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 3 Common Terns & Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Self).
  • Trent Park: Vicarage Farm 2 Ring Ouzels (1m,1f), 2 Wheatear (f), C8 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redpoll, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 6 Swallow. South Lodge Farm: 2 Wheatear (f) (possibly same birds as Vicarage Farm), 2 Red-legged Partridge (Pete Lowman, Robert Callf, Robin White).
  • Denham Country Park: Grasshopper Warbler reeling by disused railway bridge over Fray's River. Also 1 Cuckoo heard (Michael Robinson).
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Ring Ouzels (1m,1f), female flew in chacking c 0740 over the pitch and putt course and male last seen 0900 at hedge edge of cricket pitch. Also 3 Shelduck east at 0748, 1 Cuckoo also east at 0755, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 1+ Whitethroat, 3 Wheatears at Filter Beds (Dominic Mitchell, Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs, 8am; Blackcap, several Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Swift, x2 House Martin, Willow Warbler, x1 Commmon Tern (George Sawtell).
  • Regents Park:pm 1 Hobby over, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat NW corner(Tony Duckett).
  • Thames Barrier Park: Sparrowhawk (f) hunting over the playground (Pete Fallan)
  • West Thurrock:Common Sandpiper,10 Common Terns,4 Oystercatchers,Redstart,4 Whimbrel,2 Curlew,100 Black Tailed Godwit,Little Egret and 10 Whitethroat.(Dave Morrison)
  • Ingrebourne Valley:3 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Nightingale.(Dave Morrison)
  • Horsenden Hill: 6 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 26 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Tern, 1 Swallow, 1 Little Owl (Andy Culshaw and David Howdon).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Hobby over at 6.35pm, also 2 Male Wheatear, 2 Common Sand, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Paddington Green area: 70+ Herring Gull at Dusk (Des McKenzie, Nick Tanner).

Apr 21 2006

  • Totteridge Valley: 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Lapwing. (Ian Ellis & John Colmans)
  • Berkeley Fields (Horsendon Hill): 2 Common Tern over W @ 11:15. 1 Sedge Warbler, 4+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 15+ Blackcap. (Bill Haines).
  • Hackney Marshes: Female Pied Flycatcher, Wheatear, Kingfisher (J-P Elmes).
  • Ruislip Lido: 1 Sedge Warbler (Dick Middleton & Martin Sullivan).
  • Bayhurst Wood: Wood Warbler and Common Buzzard (Martin Sullivan).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 5 Black Terns, also 5 Little Gulls, 10 Common Terns & Drake Garganey (Birdguides).
  • King George V Reservoir: 4 Black Terns, 1 Sandwich Tern and 1 Little Gull (Phil Vines).also 4 M Wheatears on S.bank & Arctic tern on Girling after rain at 6pm (John Murray).
  • Walthamstow Res: (South side) Reed Warbler, 5 Common Terns, 5 Whitethroats, Swift a.m.; 1630-1750 (North side) - 2 White Wagtails, 7 Wheatears (5 prob. Greenland much more orangey-buff on underparts and larger/bulkier than the other two), 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Common Terns, Whitethroat, 62 Sand Martins(David Callahan).
  • Rammey Marsh: Nightingale singing at 07.50. 2 Cuckoos over (Martin Shepherd).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Wheatear + 3 terns, several Whitethroats (J-P Elmes).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: 1 Whimbrel on deck 0545, 2 more circling 0621. 8 ad/s Little Gulls flew in from north 0624, also Yellow Wag over (Dave Harris).QE2:2Whimbrel on deck 0915 plus 2 Wheatear and 4 Little Gull @ Island Barn plus 3 Wheatear & White Wag (Geoff Barter)
  • Brent Res: female Ring Ouzel on slope by West Hendon Playing Fields at 09.00. Also 17 Blackcaps, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers, 7 Chiffchaffs, 10+ Swallows, 3 Common Terns (Roy Beddard) plus Red-legged Partridge in boat park of main sailing base (Harry Mackie) & 2 Shelduck (Andrew Self).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Teal north at 07.22hrs, 1 House Martin, 1 Common Whitethroat (Des McKenzie, Geoff Hawthorn).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Singing Nightingale @ 6am, c5 Wheatear (possibly 'leucorhoa' as they were rather buffy looking), 1 female Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler and a Swallow (Roy Nuttall & David Lindo).
  • Streatham Common: 1m and 1f Wheatear on acid grassland at 10.30 and still at 12.00. No sign at 2.30, but 1 male Ring Ouzel 'instead' (Peter Newmark).
  • London Wetland Centre : Common Sand, 5 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Egyptian Geese (David Bradshaw).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Common Cuckoo and Lesser Whitethroat (new arrivals) (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Finsbury Park: 2 Garden Warblers, 2 male Blackcaps, 10+ Pochards, 2 Ruddy Ducks (Ian Bradshaw).
  • East India Dock: 2 Oystercatchers (along Thames and into Bow Creek), 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 4 pairs Shelduck (Bob Watts, Phil Hissey).
  • Regents Park: 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1m Reed Bunting, 2 Rooks(singles), 20+ Blackcaps, 20+ Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 House Martins, 1 Swallow, 2 Egyptian Geese (Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: 5 Wheatear, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper & 2 Swallows (Bob Snellgrove & Mike Lewis)
  • Deptford Bridge:Common Buzzard,right wing primary missing South West at 11.00am.(Dave Morrison).

Apr 20 2006

  • Totteridge Valley: Hobby, Wood Warbler & 5 Redpolls (Derek Warren).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Wheatears (David Callahan).
  • Ruislip Lido/ Poor's Field: 2 Wheatear and 1 Common Sandpiper (Dick Middleton & Martin Sullivan).
  • Hampstead Heath: Pied flycather (m) in the grounds of Kenwood near to the memorial to the 1987 hurricane at about 12.30 p.m., also a Peregrine seen later in the afternoon (James Palmer and Maggie Sparrow).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Whinchat (m), 15 Swift, 30 Swallow, 25 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, also Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Blackcaps etc. (Mark Pearson & Laurence Pitcher)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 1 Common Tern (Birdguides).
  • Sewardstone: male Pied Flycatcher from 09.20 to 09.30 at least. Bird was in willows on edge of woodland opposite the red buoy on NE corner of KGV Reservoir bank (Martin Shepherd).
  • Tottenham Marshes: Whinchat and Lesser Whitethroat (Peter Lambert).
  • Walthamstow Res: transitional juvenile/adult Red Kite 08.30 to 08.43 circling down to 100 feet over island on East Warwick - chased off Northwest by two Lesser Blackbacks. Also Little Ringed Plover, 2 Wheatears, fem Teal (last one on site!), Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martins, many Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps (David Callahan).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 Egyptian Goose in tree near Queen's Temple, 2m Mandarin, 3 Ruddy Duck, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 3 juv Tawny Owl, 4 Swallow, 14 House Martin, 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Jackdaw in trees near Round Pond, 2 Lesser Redpoll east at 08.33hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Redstart, 3 Wheatear, plenty of Willow Warbers still plus a Swallow (David Lindo).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir: Little Tern present 0615-0640 at least (often on tern raft). Also male Brambling nearby at the east end of Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
  • Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2: Lunchtime - 1 female Common Redstart and 1 male Blackcap (Hugh Bradshaw).
  • East India Dock NR: Common Tern, Willow Warbler, 6 Shelduck (Richard Harrison).
  • Hampstead Heath: Sedge Warbler at 13:00 (Dave Porritt).
  • Lee Valley CP: 2 Garden Warblers, plus at least 5 male Nightingales; also several Whitethroats and Common Terns (Birdguides).
  • Richmond Park: 2 Whinchat by Cambrian Gate this morning plus 20 Wheatears (Birdguides).
  • Regents Park: 1m Ring Ouzel, Sedge Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpolls, 1 Linnet, 20 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 16 Blackcaps, 3 Sparrowhawks, 5 Kestrels, (Tony Duckett).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 Sedge Warbler, 7 Wheatear (4f- 3m), 1f Common Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Common Sandpiper (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Swift, 1 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 1 Little Owl (Andy Culshaw, Martin Smith, Andrew Taylor).
  • Alexandra Park: Nightingale near conservation pond (Andrew Gardener)
  • Seven Sister BR Station: Swift over at 19.10 (Ross Facer)

Apr 19 2006

  • Epsom Downs: Male Common Redstart (Steve Gale)
  • Osterley Park: Common Buzzard over (Birdguides).
  • Greenford C.P: 1 Snipe, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 2 Sand Martin (Neil Anderson)
  • Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve: male Pied Flycatcher, also Swift, 6 Little-ringed Plover and Ringed Plover (Birdguides).
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Garden Warblers, and Little Egret on adjoining Pattypool Mead. KGV Relief Channel: pair of Mandarins (Martin Shepherd).
  • Staines Res: drake Garganey this a.m. plus 25 Swift (Birdguides).
  • Kensington Gardens: 1m Pied Flycatcher in trees just south of Peter Pan enclosure, also 13 House Martin and 1 Reed Warbler singing along Peacock Walk (Des McKenzie) also 1 Garden Warbler and c.6 Willow Warbler later (Geoffrey Hawthorn).
  • Chafford Hundred: Yellow Wagtail over and singing Whitethroat (David Darrell-Lambert).
  • St James's Park: 2 Shelduck & 4 Mandarins (David Darrell-Lambert).
  • Walthamstow Res: Common Tern, 5 Sedge Warblers, 4 Swallows, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Male Pied Flycatcher for its 2nd day (Roy Nuttall), 1 Nightingale & c12 Willow Warblers (David Lindo).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Swift, 12 Swallows, 7 House Martins, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Male Redstart briefly 9.15am, Common Sandpiper on the Slack and a few Lesser Redpolls. Female Redstart pm (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Orsett, Poplars Farm: Male Redstart on Fen Lane (per Birdguides).
  • South Norwood Country Park: 7 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Snipe (Neil Macoustra).
  • Regents Park: Sedge Warbler, 8 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps, 4 House Martins, 2 Swallows (Tony Duckett).
  • Brent Res: 2 Common Tern, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 11 Swallow, 9 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear (Roy Beddard).
  • Ingrebourne Valley,evening:Grasshopper Warbler,Swift,5 Swallows,5 Whitethroat,4 Sedge Warbler,3 Reed warbler and 3 pair Teal.(Dave Morrison)
  • 4 Wheatears, 5 Swallows in Richmond Park - Holly Lodge riding ring (Bob Snellgrove)

Apr 18 2006

  • Brockley Cemetery, Lewisham: male and female Pied Flycatchers, at east end of tall trees along path by open area at 14:25 (Birdguides)
  • Rainham: Cettis Warbler (J-P Elmes)
  • St James's Park:7 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 2 Red-crested Pochard & two large un ID'd finch flocks north! (David Darrell-Lambert & Andrew Self).
  • Camley Street Natural Park: 1 Redwing, Willow Warbler & Blackcap
  • Rammey Marsh: Grasshopper Warbler reeling at 06.40, and heard in two other spots until 07.10, moving north. Sewardstone Marsh: Red Kite over heading west from Sewardstone at 07.52. Gained height over Sewardstone Marsh and continued west towards Enfield Lock at 07.58. KGV Relief Channel: Drake Mandarin (Martin Shepherd)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Lapwing east, 1 House Martin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1m Common Redstart in trees between the horse paddock and the north side of the Hudson Memorial (Hyde Park) to 09.00hrs at least (showing very obvious white patch in secondaries), 1 singing Sedge Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Jackdaw east (Des McKenzie, Geoffrey Hawthorn) plus 1 Swallow (Geoffrey Hawthorn).
  • Walthamstow Res: (North side only) 2 Common Swift, Common Whitethroat (more reported over Tottenham Marshes), 3 Common Sandpiper, fem Wheatear, Kingfisher, 18 Sand Martin, Swallow. Yellow Wagtail & Common Tern reported from the weekend (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 male Pied Flycatcher, 1 male Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 1 Swift, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, c10 Whitethroat, c25 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow and a Skylark (David Lindo)
  • Lee Valley Park, Bowyers Area: Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Cuckoo, Buzzard flying over. North Met Pit: Reed Warbler (Mike Oakland)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap (Bob Watts)
  • Regents Park: 4 Wheatears, Swallow (1's and 2's throughout the day), 4 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, 10 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Linnets, 2 Meadow Pipits, 1 Jackdaw (Tony Duckett).
  • Thames Barrier Park: 29 Teal, 5 Common Tern, 1 Swallow (Peter Fallan)
  • Surrey Docks: 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 House Martin, 1 Redwing, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and c.70 House Sparrow; also singles of Small and Large White, Red Admiral and Comma (Des McKenzie).
  • Horsenden Hill: Pied Flycatcher (1m) (Paul Thrush), Lesser Whitethroat (1), Swallow (2) (Andy Culshaw).
  • Blackfrairs Bridge (opposite Temple Gardens): Greylag goose on pontoon (Alan Lewis)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Wheatears, 5 Swallows, 8 House Martins (Peter Newmark).
  • Alexandra Park: 1 Swift, 10 Swallows, 5 House Martins over resvr btwn 1745-1830 (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener)

Apr 17 2006

  • Hampstead Heath: Male Wheatear, 7 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins around and over Highgate Ponds early afternoon (Jan-Paul Charteris)
  • Epping Long Green: 10 Bramblings in hedgerow bordering farmland at 08.05. Nazeingwood Common: Red-legged Partridge. Harold's Park Farm: 16 Yellowhammers, 6 Wheatears, 8 Lapwings, 7 Skylarks, Cuckoo, Whitethroat (Martin Shepherd).
  • Totteridge Valley: Grasshopper Warbler sang briefly this morning (08:15); Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Wheatear, Lapwing; 2 Little Owls this evening. (Ian Ellis)
  • West Thurrock: 60 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Curlew, 3 Oystercatchers, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat & 1 Little Egret (David Darrell-Lambert)
  • King George V Res: 20 Common Terns, 11 Wheatears, 3 Swifts & 1 poss Honey Buzzard north, but prob to early (Peter Lambert) and 1 Red Kite south (Phil Vines)
  • Also at London Wetland Centre 1 male Whitethroat next to dulverton hide (Vincent Palfi).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Common Buzzard (North), 1 Yellow Wagtail on scrape + 1 White Wagtail, 11 Redshank, 10 LRP, 2 Common Sandpipers, two Common Snipe, 11 singing Blackcaps, 5 Reed, 4 Sedge warblers, 15 Willlow Warbler, 50 Swallow North - with good Mipit and Linnet passage North also (Dan Monk)
  • Ruislip Lido: Female Goldeneye at north end (Martin Sullivan)
  • Brent Res: Cuckoo calling at 11.25, also Rook over at 9.15, 17 Sand Martins, 13 Swallows & 1 House Martin (Andrew Self)
  • Lee Valley CP-Fishers Green: Cuckoo heard again, 2 Nightingales, numerous Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers.(Ian Rose).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2m Ring Ouzel in the Hudson Memorial area (Hyde Park) to 08.45hrs at least with one near the police station at 15.11hrs; also 1 Swallow, 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 1 Linnet over, 1p Reed Bunting at Peter Pan (Des McKenzie). 1 ad sum YL gull on Serpentine, c. 5 house martins over Round Pond 15:30+ (Fernley Symons).
  • Island Barn Res: singing male Redstart and 2 1st/w Little Gulls. Two Common Swift and 28 Common Tern present pm. Nearby fm Goosander and 5 Ringed Plover at Walton Res (Dave Harris).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, still 1 male Redstart and c30 Willow Warblers. (David Lindo)
  • Alexandra Park: 1 Swift, 25 Swallows, 10 Sand Martins, 5+ House Martins, 8 Meadow Pipits (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR:Red Kite flew high N up the Rom valley at 2.20pm, Male Wheatear,Yellow Wagtail, 15 Lesser Redpolls (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Richmond Park: 1 Egyptian Goose (metal ringed) by ditch in field beyond rugby area going toward Richmond & 1 Swallow flying around Holly Lodge. (JAD)
  • Norbury,Sw16:Pied Fly (male) in backgardens all p.m.(Mike Netherwood)
  • Selsdon Wood Local Nature Reserve: Blackcap & Chiffchaff singing, (Ernie Thomason)
  • Beddington SF: Red Kite over to west today (Birdguides)

Apr 16 2006

  • Regent's Park: Goshawk flew northwest at 12:34 (Birdguides)
  • Lee Valley CP: Cuckoo heard in trees at Seventy Acres Lake - unable to locate.09.00hrs.(Ian Rose). Also on Fishers Green Island mid morning: 3 Nightingale (2 showing very well by road to electricity substation), Cuckoo, Whitethroat, numerous Blackcap & Willow Warblers, a pair of Grey Wagtails at Holyfield weir and a Green Sandpiper on the Goosefield (David Bradnum)
  • Mudchute Farm: 1f Ring Ouzel near the paddocks at 08.00hrs (Nick Tanner).
  • Alexandra Park:M Lesser Whitethroat in silver birch on old pitch & putt course, whitethroat along canal path and 2 sand martins over res, all at 6am (John Murray)
  • Hampstead Heath: Alpine Swift again at Highgate Ponds & Osprey over plus Red Kite west at 16.30 (Birdguides),also Wheatear (Dave Porritt)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Peregrine, 2 male wheatear, 1 male Redstart & c10 Whitethroat. (David Lindo)
  • Kensington Gardens: Woodcock flushed 8.15 a.m. (Geoffrey Hawthorn)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Tree Pipit north over Parade Ground at 09.09hrs, 5 Meadow Pipit over, 8 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler and 1 Linnet over; also 1 Egyptian Goose on the Round Pond (Des McKenzie).
  • Molesey Heath: M Ring ousel seen 0830 flying onto central hill but not seen again. Greenshank over (Steve Spooner)
  • London Wetland Centre: Osprey north at 11.25 plus M Common Redstart at the entrance on the left bank
  • Cheshunt Park, Cheshunt: Probable Osprey flew north at 12.30, heading towards Appleby Street. Also several Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and Bullfinch. Cuckoo calling and seen off Appleby Street 19.30-20.00 (Ross Facer).
  • Beech Farm GPs: two Ring Ouzels in hedge between Beech Farm and the old aerodrome this afternoon (Birdguides)
  • Regents Park:Goshawk 12.34pm, 1 Sparrowhak(migrant), 2 Wheatears, 12 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 10 Blackcaps, 1m Reed Bunting, 3 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Linnet, 1 Siskin, 1 Rook,(Tony Duckett).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR:Red Kite NW at 4.30pm, 1 Common Swift, 13+ Lesser Redpolls, (Vince Halley-Frame and Peter Denison).
  • Totteridge Valley: Fieldfare, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Lapwings. (Ian Ellis)
  • Ingrebourne Valley,evening:Cuckoo,30 summer plumed Golden Plover,6 Whitethroat,2 Snipe and 4 Wheatear.(Dave Morrison).

Apr 15 2006

  • Amwell (LVPark): Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 2 Redshank, Cuckoo, 4 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, c80 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 4 Swallow (Nigel May).
  • KGV Reservoir: 2 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails, song-flighting Meadow Pipit. Lake John Fishery near Galleyhill Wood: Cuckoo, Green Sandpiper (Martin Shepherd).
  • Hampstead Heath: Alpine Swift present again this morning from 07.45hrs over Highgate Ponds (Birdguides). 3 Wheatear, 6 Sand Martin, 3 Greylag (Dave Porritt); still present over Highgate Ponds with Swallow and Sand Martins at 16.30hrs, then seen again over Archway roundabout at 1900hrs (Benjamin Epstein).
  • Brent Res: Grasshopper Warbler reeling on Dump, also Brambling, 4 Wheatears, Common Redstart, 3 Common Whitethroats, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Terns, 7 Common Sands, c60 Sand Martins & 8 Swallows (Ian Ellis & Andrew Self)
  • Kew: Great Grey Shrike, originally in Kew Gardens by Orangery (Peter Lambert), later in tall trees on Kew Green at 12.25 (Franko Mareovic), again by Orangery at 17.30 (Birdguides)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1m Pied Flycatcher in trees at the southern end of Buck Hill near The Magazine to 09.47hrs at least, also 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Meadow Pipit, c.10 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 8 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and 7 Willow Warbler (Des McKenzie).
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Redstarts - male near old pitch & putt course (Gareth Richards) and female in Muswell Hill garden (Andrew Gardener) 5 Wheatear - 4 pitch & put, 1 filter beds, Fieldfare, Swallow, House Martin (Bob Watts)
  • Stoke Newington res: Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6+ Sand Martins (TeRNS)
  • Richmond Park: 12 Wheatears by Holly Lodge at lunchtime (Bob Snellgrove)
  • Belvedere Marshes: male Common Redstart in large paddock at 12.50 (Birdguides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Ring Ouzels, also Yellow Wagtail (Birdguides)Also 2 Common sandpipers, 2 Blackcap and 10 Wheatears (Vincent Palfi).
  • Billingsgate Market: 1 Peregrine being harrassed by Crow (Peter Fallan)
  • Rainham Marshes,Stone Barges Car Park:Male and female Ring Ouzel found by M.K.Dennis.(Dave Morrison and Shaun Harvey).
  • Molesey Heath: male Common Redstart, also 5 Wheatears and 3 Whitethroats (Birdguides)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: male Common Redstart, in horse paddock by Tyttenhanger Farm (Birdguides)
  • Regents Park:Common Redstart male, 2 Wheatears, several Swallows, 2 House Martins,10 Blackcaps,6 Willow Warblers, 4 chiffchaffs, 8 Meadow Pipits, 1 Brambling, 8 Little Grebes( Tony Duckett).
  • Ten Acre wood, Hillingdon: Tree Pipit singing from tree in meadows north of the wood, also 8 Reed Bunting, 3 Whitetroat and 4 Meadow Pipits (Steve Pash).
  • Fairlop Waters: Redstart, Y.Wagtail am + Male Whinchat early evening(Alan Bell posted by VHF).
  • QE2 Res: 3 Wheatears (Steve Spooner)
  • Island Barn Res: 1 Arctic Tern & 12 Common Terns (Steve Spooner)

(NB, removed the East Tilbury record as it's not in the London Area.)

Apr 14 2004

  • Highgate Village: Alpine Swift over from 07:45 then over Highgate Ponds intermittently from 08:00, also 5 Swallows and 2 House Martins through north early afternoon (Nick Tanner).
  • Crossness LNR: Alpine Swift reported at 19.00, also 2 Reed Warblers & Common Seal in Thames (Birdguides)
  • Brent Res: 4th year Caspian Gull at 08.45, also Wheatear over (Andrew Self)
  • Alexandra Park: 3 House Martins, 1 Jackdaw flew SW 0730 (Bob Watts)
  • Stoke Newington res: Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (TeRNS); also Woodcock over, Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 House Martin, 7 Grey Wagtails, 6 Reed Buntings and 3 juv. Robins (plus Brimstone, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip and Small White)(Mark Pearson)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 House Martin, 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Jackdaw west at 08.30hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Lee Valley CP: Cuckoo in trees across the pit from the Bittern watchpoint this morning (Birdguides)
  • Totteridge Valley: 5 Siskins, 67 Meadow Pipits, 18 Blackcaps. (Ian Ellis)
  • London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit, also 2 Yellow wagtails and a White Wagtail (Birdguides)
  • Epping Forest:Mandarin,2 Common Buzzards and 3 Speckled Woods.(Dave Morrison)
  • Battersea Park : 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Adrian de Leiros)

Apr 13 2006

  • Amwell: female Goldeneye (17.40). At least 1,000 Sand Martins through in a two hour period late afternoon. Yellow Wagtail, Common Buzzard (Martin Shepherd).
  • Hampstead Heath: Alpine Swift showing again over Highgate Ponds (Birdguides) Still present up to 6.30pm at least, low over Millfield Road; also Swallow and 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet (David Callahan). 2 Wheatears (Dave Porritt)
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: Green Sandpiper (2), Sparrowhawk (m) (TeRNS)
  • Walthamstow Res: Still 1m 3f Goldeneye (David Callahan).
  • Island Barn Res: adult Kittiwake present late afternoon (Dave Harris).
  • Hampstead Heath:Alpine Swift showing well over the Boating Pond from 3.40 until 4.00pm,still there when I left,also 2 House Martin.(Dave Morrison)
  • Hilfield Park Res: Osprey over late afternoon; also Common Sandpiper and 2 Whimbrel (Birdguides)
  • London Wetland Centre: Ring Ouzel still, also male Common Redstart (Birdguides)
  • Alexandra Park: 1 Sand Martin, 2 juv Tawny Owls (Bob Watts)
  • Romford: 2 Red Kites over (Bob Flindall per East London Birders Forum)

Apr 12 2006

  • KGV Reservoir viewed from footpath: Yellow Wagtail, 3 House Martins. Sewardstone: Yellowhammer (Martin Shepherd).
  • London Wetland Centre: White Stork reported over this at 14:00, also Osprey flew northwest at 09.15 and also male Ring Ouzel still present (Birdguides)
  • Hampstead Heath: Alpine Swift still showing well from 09.15 this morning over Highgate Ponds (Martin Harris); still showing well at 1200 (MJP). Showed well all morning until I left at 1300; also Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, Nuthatch, Green & Great Spotted Wood.(Chris Langsdon).Still showing well until 14:00 at least; also 3 Swallows. (Peter Newmark) Still present at 1600 - 1630 at least (Pete Langsdon).Showing at 19.00hrs but then lost it shortly after (Adrian de Leiros)
  • Kensington Gardens: 3 Sand Martin, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler (Des McKenzie).
  • Regents Park:Alpine Swift sometimes viewable from Primrose Hill,1 Swallow,3 Sparrowhawks poss migrants,7 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, Tawny Owl 2juvs.
  • Dagenham Chase LNR:Common Redstart present for its third day (Vince Halley-Frame).

Apr 11 2006

  • Hampstead Heath:Alpine Swift showing really well in nasty condition over Highgate Ponds until 3.00pm also 8 Swallows and 3 House Martins (Tony Duckett).
  • Hampstead Heath: Alpine Swift showing continuously from 10.30-11.00 over Highgate Ponds (Andrew Self) Common Buzzard low over Ponds area c.9.35 (Gareth Richards et al)
  • Camden Lock: Common Buzzard low over c.09.30hrs ~ probably the same as the Highgate Ponds bird (Des McKenzie)
  • Bulphen: Red-legged Partridge, 3 Swallows & 1 Kestrel (David Darrell-Lambert).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: male Ring Ouzel along embankment on the northern edge briefly at 07:15 (Birdguides)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 swallow, 1 Green Sandpiper (MJP,LP,TB)
  • Regents Park:Cuckoo calling 6.15am, 1 Tree Pipit singing from tree's at 7.15am, 6 Willow Warblers, 7 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps (Tony Duckett).
  • Island Barn Res: 4 Arctic and 1 Common Tern late afternoon. Also 95 Swallow and 20+ House Martin (Dave Harris).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR:Common Redstart again from 9am but elusive, 5 Lesser redpolls,(Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Staines Res: Black-necked Grebe 2, Little Gull 3, Common Tern 1 (Ken Purdey).
  • Alexandra Park: 25+ Sand Martins, c 5 House Martins, 6 Swallows 1745 onwards over the reservoir in rainy conditions. Negative on the male Redstart (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener)
  • Poyle Arthur Jacob Nature reserve , 2 chiffchaff in woods and 1 snipe disturbed in rushes, blackcaps and reedbuntings present - 2 redwings still present (Mike Goodall)

Apr 10 2006

  • Alexandra Pk: Redstart, 6 Sand Martin north and Whitethoat near new pond near filter beds (Gareth Richards) Also reported, Sedge Warbler at Conservation Area pond and Peregrine flew north at 5.40pm (per Gareth Richards, Bob Watts)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Male Marsh Harrier north at 12:45, also Yellow Wagtail ( Vince Halley-Frame).
  • London Wetland Centre: Marsh Harrier over, 22 Willow Warblers, Tree Pipit (N. Dan) + male Ring Ouzel still & Knot on wader scrape (Birdguides)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Male Common Redstart 4.55pm ( Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Redstarts, 2 Wheatears, Tree Pipit over (RBA)
  • Berrylands: small passage of Swallows moving NE early morning, also singing Willow Warbler (Nick Tanner).
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Alpine Swift still over ponds 12:30 & again at 7pm (Dave Porritt)
  • Hounslow Heath: male Redstart, also 3 Sand Martin > north (Ken Purdey)
  • Ingrebourne Valley,evening:7 Swallow,9 Sand Martin,2 House Martin,2 Wheatear and 100+ summer plumaged Golden Plover.(Dave Morrison)
  • Beddington SF: Common Redstart plus 3 Whitethroats (Birdguides)

Apr 9 2006

  • London Wetland Centre: Osprey over heading NW just after lunch, Jack Snipe, ♂ Ring Ouzel, several Swallows low over main lake during heavy rain (Martin Honey)
  • Alpine Swift over Hampstead Heath bathing ponds, several times between 12.30-16.05 (Peter Lambert & David Darrell-Lambert not the finder just saw it last) Saw finders at 1435 at which point they were leaving site. Reported via Howard Vaughan (Bob Watts)
  • Crossness: Little Ringed Plover, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow & 3 Sand Martin. (Roger Taylor)
  • Walthamstow Res: White Wagtail, House Martin, 2 m Wheatears, 2 Sedge Warblers, Green Sandpiper, 2m 3f Goldeneye, 32 Sand Martins, 2 Swallows, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, 8 Reed Buntings, 2 Black Swans (David Callahan).
  • South Norwood Country Park: 1 Male Blackcap around lake area 16.30 and 1 House Martin passing through 16.55 (Simon Harris)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Swallow low over lake 13.10-13.30, 3-4 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff. (Ernie Thomason)
  • Horsenden Hill: Goosander - male over south at 9.20am; Curlew - one flew southeast at 6.50pm. (Andy Culshaw)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Redstarts, 10 Chiffchaffs & 2 Blackcap. (David Lindo)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 male Redstarts, 1 Whitethroat, 3 House Martins, 1 pair Collared Dove (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Dominic Mitchell)Any directions? look for R.starts 1.5Hrs no joy. Ta
  • Staines Res: 4 Black-necked Grebes & 5 Little Gull (Peter Naylor & Rob Innes)
  • KGVI Res: 14 White Wagtail in one flock E bank, Osprey flew W at 1000hrs at N end of reservoir and last seen over Poyle poplars (also seen by Allan Goddard and Chas. Westwood over Staines Res) & 2 LR Plover (Peter Naylor & Rob Innes)
  • Stanwell Moor: 1 House Martin (Peter Naylor & Rob Innes)
  • Staines Moor: 2 male Redstarts in bushes NW corner, also Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Water Pipits & Little Egret (Peter Naylor & Rob Innes)
  • Totteridge Valley: male Brambling, Siskin, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. (Ian Ellis)
  • Amwell GP: Red Kite over, also 3 Little Egrets, Little Ringed Plover, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler & Reed Warbler (Birdguides)

Apr 8 2006

  • Totteridge Valley: Red Kite from 08:55 to 09:30 when it drifted north over A5109 towards Barnet. Heavily mobbed by crows. (Ian Ellis)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Yellow Wagtail, 6 LRP, 6 Swallows, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 80 Linnet. (Michael Robinson)
  • Alexandra Palace: 2 male Redstart, 3 Wheatear (Diane, Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Dominic Mitchell, Gareth Richards et al)
  • Brent Res: Common Buzzard over at 11.45, also 3 Willow Warblers, 22 Sand Martins & 5 Swallows (Brent Birders)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 male Redstart, 2 Alpine Swift circling St Anne's Church Highgate (Dave Porritt)
  • West Thurrock: Hooded Crow reported on a warehouse roof at M25 jcn 30 early morning (Birdguides)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 3+ Little Gull, also 4 White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Black-necked Grebe, Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Redshank and 2 Swallow (Birdguides)
  • Staines Moor: male Common Redstart, also 3 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 House Martin at Stanwell Moor Village (Birdguides)

Apr 7 2006

  • Osprey over Millbank (Edward Hutchings)
  • Bexley Heath: Red Kite flew over heading east at 10:00 (Birdguides)
  • Deptford Bridge: Red Kite flew over west at 10:28 (Birdguides)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit 2 in summer plumage at south end, Little Ringed Plover 2. (Andy Culshaw)
  • Staines Res: Red Kite heading slowly north-east at 13:15 (Birdguides), also Black-necked Grebe 7, Little Gull 1, Goldeneye 2. (Andy Culshaw)
  • Stockers Lake: 5 Common Terns, 1 martin sp. (James Dickerson)
  • London Wetland Centre: Ring Ouzel, plus Bittern, Jack Snipe and 2 Yellow Wagtails (Birdguides)
  • Brent Res: male Common Redstart (Andrew Self)

Apr 6 2006

  • Unconfirmed report of American Robin seen again in a front garden in Denman Road by a resident (per A Self).
  • Stocker's Lake: 8 Goldeneye, 4 Common Tern (Martin Sullivan).
  • Walthamstow Res: fem Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit (David Callahan).
  • Burgess Park: male Firecrest on the north side this morning (Birdguides).
  • London Wetland Centre: male Ring Ouzel still on mound left of the visitor centre viewable from the bridge on the public footpath by the entrance at 09:50 (Birdguides).
  • Deptford Bridge: 4 Sparrowhawks displaying, 1 female +3 males (Dave Morrison).
  • Staines Res: 2 LRP, 5 Little Gull, 11 Black-necked Grebe and White Wag (Tony Sweetland).
  • Dagenham Chase 2 Green Sandpipers (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Kew Gardens: Common Buzzard flew south west over Kew at 18:55 (Birdguides)

Apr 5 2006

  • London Wetland Centre (pm): male Ring Ouzel still showing well, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Bar-headed Goose, escape unless flew from india! No sign of Shelduck pair present in recent weeks, nor of Kingfishers (Martin Harris).
  • Ruislip Lido: 2 Little Ringed Plovers (Dick Middleton & Martin Sullivan).
  • Walth.Res:Sedge Warbler,Swallow,28 Sand Martins,W.Rail,3m 9f Goldeneye,W.Warblers(D Callahan).
  • Lee Valley,Bowyers Water:Bittern flew into reedbed at 08.20.
  • Hall Marsh: pair of Little Ringed Plover, 4 Redshank (Mike Oakland).
  • Canary Wharf: Peregrine being harassed by a Kestrel high up at 11:20. (Richard Harrison)
  • East Dulwich: Brambling and 2 Siskin in private garden (Steven Robinson)
  • Blackfriars Bridge - Grey Wagtail at low tide (Alan Lewis).
  • WWT Barnes: Ring Ouzel still on bank near entrance at 1-30pm (David Bradshaw).
  • Regents Park: 1 Redpoll, 2 Siskins,1 Yellow Wagtail,Chiffchaffs,Blackcaps,
  • 1 Buzzard SE @ 1.00pm(Tony Duckett).
  • WWT Barnes:1 Ringed plover on wader scrape and Siskin in sheltered lagoon (Vincent Palfi).
  • Island Barn Res: Black-necked Grebe still. Also Common Tern and Wigeon (Dave Harris).
  • Walton Res: Black-necked Grebe and 2 White Wags (Dave Harris).
  • Staines Res: Black-necked Grebe 14, Sand Martin 11, White Wagtail 2 (Ken Purdey).
  • Dagenham Chase: Buzzard high south 1.25-1.30pm, Peregrine 1.50-2.00pm (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • South Norwood Lake:Willow Warbler still present.(Ernie Thomason)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: Uncomfined 2 Firecrest. (Ernie Thomason)

Apr 4 2006

  • Rainham: 2 Buzzards+ Osprey+ Short eared Owl (J-P Elmes)
  • Staines Res: 13 Black-necked Grebes, 1 ad winter Little Gull, c.100 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 White Wagtail on causeway, Water Pipit, Little Ringed Plover & 5 Redshank (Peter Naylor)
  • Island Barn Res: Black-necked Grebe and Common Buzzard west,then south of QE2(Dave Harris)
  • Dagenham Chase: Little Ringed Plover, 20+ Sand Martins & Willow Warbler(J-P Elmes)
  • Ruislip Lido: 10 Golden plover flew N at 12.30 (Martin Sullivan)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoir (east): 40 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin at 16.00 (Ben Hoare). Green Sandpiper (2), West reservoir. (TeRNS)
  • WWT Barnes: Male Ring Ouzel showing well again by staff entrance up to 6pm (John Murray)
  • KGV Reservoir Bank: Yellow Wagtail (Martin Shepherd)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Oystercatcher north at 09.40 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Leyton: 2 Buzzards 10:00 going slightly West of South(Paul Whiteman)
  • Walthamstow: 4 Buzzards SW at 1010 hrs (Peter Lambert).
  • Walthamstow Res: Oystercatcher,Blackcap,C.Sandpiper,Willow Warblers,Chiffchaffs,(D. Callahan)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: Osprey flew low north 0710 (Dave Harris)
  • Alexandra Park: Redwing, Willow Warbler, Fieldfare @ 0700 (Bob Watts, Dominic Mitchell)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Willow Warbler,Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Rook and a Jackdaw.
  • Parliament Hill Fields:M & F Siskin,3 M & 1 F Wheatear,8.00 (Paul Angus)
  • Deptford Bridge:Common Buzzard at 3.45pm going East.(Dave Morrison)
  • Regents Park: 1 Woodcock SE at 6.35am,Rock Pipit 1 NW at 7.10am,1 Siskin( Tony Duckett).
  • Richmond Park: Little Owl(Steve Spooner + Fanco Maroevic)

Apr 3 2006

  • London Zoo: Buzzard over 1310 hrs (Peter Lambert).
  • Amwell: at least 3 House Martins in with c250 hirundines at 18.15 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Totteridge Valley: 1 Swallow & 3 Wheatears. (Ian Ellis)
  • Staines Res:Osprey Nw 18.40,Peregrine,11 Black-necked Grebe,3 Little Gull,2 W.pipit(T. Sweetland)
  • Beddington SF: Red Kite over west, also 2 Little Egrets and 2 Water Pipits (Birdguides)
  • Ruislip Lido: 1 Common Tern also Cuckoo,Wigeon,Redpoll and 1 Redwing (Martin Sullivan).
  • K.G.Park, Wandsworth, several Willow Warbler also House Martin & G.S.Woodpecker (Martin Honey).
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Brambling at 08.20 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Park Lodge Farm: 1 Buzzard at 09.30, also 2 Wigeon (Martin Sullivan).
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Male Wheatear,Blackcaps,Chiffchaffs,2 Mipit & Pheasant (David Callahan).
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Wheatears on empty res basin (John Murray)&(Bob Watts).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Wheatear also Blackcap,Chiffchaff,Skylark & Meadow Pipit(David Lindo).
  • WWT Barnes: Ring Ouzel on bank near entrance + Swallow,6 LRP,4 Redshank (Peter Newmark).
  • Pinner Park Farm: male Marsh Harrier flew south (RBA)
  • Regents Park:2 Rock Pipits,Willow Warbler,Chiffchaffs,Blackcap,2 Tawny Owls( Tony Duckett).
  • South Norwood Lake: 3 Willow Warblers feeding & Chiffchaff singing. (Ernie Thomason)
  • Beckenham Place Park: L.S.Woodpecker,Blackcaps & Chiffchaffs.(K.J.Summerfield)
  • M25 west of J9: Buzzard flew north low over carriageway at 17.15. (Andy Culshaw)

Apr 2 2006

  • Ruislip Lido: highlights inc male Bullfinch, several very vocal Green Woodpeckers, small flock Siskin, Meadow Pipit, numerous Jays inc nesting pair (Martin Harris).
  • Wanstead Park: 1 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap (Steven Swaby/Paul Mead).
  • Queen Mother Resr: Sandwich Tern briefly but flew north at 10:53, also 4 Wheatears (Birdguides).
  • Totteridge Valley: male Brambling, 8 Wheatears (the 7 from last night plus a new male), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Lapwing, 7 Redwing, several Blackcaps & Chiffchaffs singing, 2 prs Mandarin (Ian Ellis & John Colmans).
  • Regents Park: 2 Wheatears, 2 Jackdaws, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Egyptian Geese (Tony Duckett).
  • Crossness Nature Reserve, Thamesmead: Little Egret, 3 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff (Roger Taylor).
  • Walthamstow Res: (No1) male Common Redstart - found by Pete Lambert yesterday pm in bushes on causeway, still present until 8.30am at least today, though no sign at midday (David Callahan).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (Lockwood/Maynard): 3 Green Sandpipers, 10 Wheatears, 2 pr Shelduck, 8 Sand Martins (Quentin Given).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (west): 2 Green Sandpipers, Willow Warbler (James Palmer).
  • Brent Res: Little Egret present all morning from hide, also Wheatear on playing fields (Andrew Self).
  • London Wetland Centre: Bearded Tit, male Ring Ouzel and 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (Birdguides). Plus 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Redshank (Martin Honey)
  • Fishers Green: 1 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff (Ian Rose).
  • Richmond Park: male Common Redstart still in Holly Lodge horse paddocks (Franko Mareovic).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: female Marsh Harrier for the 2nd day; view only from the Ferry Lane End. (Birdguides).
  • Beckenham Place Park: Little Egret around for approximately 1 hour (River Ravensbourne), 2 Chiffchaff singing, male Blackcap singing, Red-legged Partridge still resident. Good numbers of G.S Woodpecker (K.J.Summerfield).
  • Rainham Gravel Pits: Hawfinch @ 10.10am going South also Green Sandpiper (Dave Morrison).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Mealy Redpoll on the river, 100m downstream of the pylon (Birdguides).
  • Mercers CP: 1st-winter Little Gull on the main boating lake (Birdguides).
  • Kelsey Park, Beckenham : 4 Sand Martin over Top lake & Sparrowhawk (Ernie Thomason).
  • Horsenden Hill/Perivale Wood: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1; in different area to yesterdays sighting), Chiffchaff (5). (Andy Culshaw)

Apr 1 2006

  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Swallows, several House Martin, c.30 Sand Martin (incl. some nest-building), 2 Kingfisher (excavating nest-hole), 16 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 9 Redshank, 1♂ Pintail, 1♀ Sparrowhawk, 6 Redwing, several Water Rail, 1 Jack Snipe, 1♂ Wheatear, 6 Bar-headed Geese plus one Whitefront flying west high over Hammersmith at 10.05 (Martin Honey).
  • Totteridge Valley (evening): 7 Wheatears (2m, 5f - prob same 6 as yesterday plus new female); 17 Meadow Pipits, 2 Lapwings, 24 Redwings, 2 Fieldfares. (Ian Ellis)
  • Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve: Osprey flew west; also Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret, 6 Willow Warblers, 30 Sand Martins and 7 Lesser Redpolls (Birdguides).
  • Old Park Wood: 1 Common Sandpiper on pond in farm (Martin Sullivan).
  • Regents Park: 4 Sand Martins, 3 Siskins, 2 Meadow Pipits, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 White-fronted Goose and (6 Bar-headed Geese circled high over) (Tony Duckett).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (west): Wheatear (m), 2 Sand Martin, 2 Green Sandpipers. (TeRNS); East Reservoir: 1 Swallow, 18 Sand Martins through plus 2 Grey Wagtail (Terry Townshend).
  • Brent Res: 4 Wheatears, Common Tern, 13 Sand Martins, 4 Chiffchaffs & Blackcap (Andrew Self & Ian Ellis).
  • Richmond Park: Common Redstart, also 2 Wheatears near Holly Lodge (Birdguides & Bob Snellgrove).
  • Beddington SF: Common Scoter (Birdguides).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 female Wheatear, 1 Chiffchaff & 4 Mallard - 1st for the year!! (David Lindo).
  • Broadwater Lake: 2 1w Little Gulls at the north end of the lake, also 3 Sand Martin & 2 Common Buzzard (Simon Buckingham).
  • Kelsey Park,Beckenham: Grey Heron 23 nests with 32 Young, Male Sparrowhawk circling above park, 1 Chiffchaff in shrubs on alloment next to park (Ernie Thomason).
  • South Norwood Country Park: 1 Swallow feeding above Lake at 19:00hrs (Ernie Thomason).
  • Bow Creek / East India Dock Basin: 2 pairs of Shelduck and 2 pairs of Teal (Nick Tanner).
  • Horsenden Hill/Perivale Wood: Chiffchaff (9), Willow Warbler (2), Blackcap (2), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1), Wheatear (1; Martin Smith). (Andy Culshaw)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Brambling briefly (Colin Evans/Vince Halley-Frame).

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