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London Bird News: October 2003 Edit

Oct 31 Edit

  • Yellow-browed Warbler at Brent Res, around small hide in East Marsh (Andrew Self)
  • Firecrest, 2 at Dagenham Chase, south side of Eastbrook Grove (Birdguides)
  • Red-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also Rock Pipit, Water Pipit & 2 Green Sands (Andrew Moon, Ken Purdey)
  • Common Scoter at Staines Res, also Black-necked Grebe & Green Sand (Andrew Moon)
  • Firecrest, 2 at The Lawns, Upper Norwood
  • Water Pipit at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

Oct 30 Edit

  • Red-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also Black-necked Grebe, 13 Goldeneye, 3 Green Sands & 2 Water Pipits (Ken Purdey)
  • Firecrest at Regent's Park, in Leafyard Wood (Dave Johnson)
  • Firecrest, 2 at Weald CP, by entrance to Belvedere car park (Birdguides)

Oct 29 Edit

  • Water Rail at St James's Park (Andrew Self)

Oct 28 Edit

  • Bearded Tit, 2 at Barking, Thames Water site, also 4 Siskins, Water Pipit, Green Sand & Stonechat (Dave Morrison)
  • Firecrest, 2 at Victoria Park in the glade, also 5 Bramblings over (Bob Watts, Brian Gee)
  • Black-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also 9 Goldeneye, 5 Green Sands & 3 Water Pipits (Ken Purdey)

Oct 27 Edit

  • Bewick's Swan at Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake (Birdguides)
  • Common Buzzard over Chislehurst at 15.05 (Ged Roe)
  • Brambling, 52 over Barnes WWT, also Woodcock, Jack Snipe & Rock Pipit (Birdguides)
  • Firecrest at Victoria Park in the glade, also 3 Bramblings (Birdguides)
  • Skylark, 2 over Horsenden Hill, also 71 Redwing & 37 Fieldfare (Andy Culshaw)

Oct 26 Edit

  • Slavonian Grebe, 2 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
  • Slavonian Grebe at Rainham Strand, also Little Egret (Birdguides)
  • Black-tailed Godwit, 6 at Aveley Bay, also 3 Ruff, 3 Curlew, 9 Rock Pipit & 3 Stonechats (Dave Morrison)
  • Stonechat, 2 at Brent Res, also 15 Siskins (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard)
  • Stonechat, 5 at Walthamstow Marsh, also 5 Skylarks (David Darrell-Lambert)
  • Stonechat, 2 at Wormwood Scrubs (Roy Nuttall & David Jeffries)
  • Peregrine, 2 at Paddington Green, also 2000 Woodpigeons & 4 Fieldfares (Des McKenzie)
  • Firecrest at Fairlop CP, also 2 Bramblings & 13 Corn Buntings (Birdguides)
  • Goldeneye, 4 at Broadwater Lake, also 40 Siskin (Simon Buckingham)
  • Skylark, 4 over Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)

Oct 25 Edit

  • Water Pipit at Queen Mother Res, also Rock Pipit & Med Gull (Birdguides)
  • White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, see photo, also 2 Goldeneye (Simon Buckingham)
  • Jack Snipe at Beddington SF, also 2 Water Pipits (Johnny Allan)
  • Swallow at Cornmill Meadows (Martin Shepherd)
  • Stonechat, 2 at Bromley-by-Bow (Dave Morrison)
  • Water Pipit at Island Barn Res, also Sand Martin, Swallow & 13 House Martins (Dave Harris)
  • Curlew over Leavesden Green at 13.10 (Stephen Welsh)
  • Brambling, 5 over Paddington Green, also 1213 Woodpigeons, 49 Meadow Pipits, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing & 3 Siskin (Des McKenzie)

Oct 24 Edit

  • Whooper Swan on William Girling Res (Phil Vines)
  • Short-eared Owl at Barnes WWT on grazing marsh at 10.30 (John Arbon)
  • Short-eared Owl over Regent's Park, SW at 07.50, also Ring Ouzel, Firecrest, Rock Pipit, 2 Brent Geese, Golden Plover, 2 Skylarks & 15 Siskins (Tony Duckett)
  • Firecrest at Poplar Rec Ground, near St Matthias Church (Nick Tanner)
  • Brambling at Sewardstone Marsh (Martin Shepherd)
  • Golden Plover, c50 at Oylers Farm, on A10 opposite Little Chef (Martin Shepherd)
  • Red-necked Grebe at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

Oct 23 Edit

  • Stone Curlew at Walthamstow Marsh at 08.30, by field with Long-horned Cattle (Jean-Patrick Elmes)
  • Richard's Pipit at Wanstead Flats (Birdguides)
  • Golden Plover over Regent's Park, also 70 Redwings & 15 Fieldfares (Tony Duckett)

Oct 22 Edit

  • Stone Curlew at Walthamstow Marsh at 08.30 (Jean-Patrick Elmes)
  • Bearded Tit, 4 at Barnes WWT, also Cetti's Warbler, Jack Snipe, 2 Rock Pipits & 5 Black-tailed Godwits over (Birdguides)
  • Little Gull at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

Oct 21 Edit

  • Waxwing, 6 in Surrey Quays Road, flew south at 16.50 (Birdguides)
  • Bearded Tit at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe & 4 Rock Pipits (Birdguides)
  • Firecrest at Regent's Park, also Stonechat, 12 Redwings & 2 Fieldfare (Tony Duckett)
  • Firecrest at Weald CP, also Woodcock (Birdguides)
  • Firecrest at Greenwich, by lake in flower garden (Birdguides)
  • Black-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also 2 Goldeneye & 5 Green Sands (Ken Purdey)
  • Water Pipit at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

Oct 20 Edit

  • Arctic Skua at Purfleet, flew west up Thames at 12.40 (Birdguides)
  • Arctic Skua at Queen Mother Res - see photo (Birdguides)
  • Grey Plover at Staines Res, also Rock Pipit & 6 Goldeneye (Ken Purdey)
  • Water Pipit at Beddington SF, also Med Gull & Pintail (Johnny Allan)
  • Knot at Barnes WWT, also 200+ Fieldfare over (Birdguides)
  • Little Gull at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
  • Goldeneye, 9 at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
  • Little Egret at Amwell GP, also Yellow-legged Gull (Birdguides)
  • Peregrine, 2 at Regent's Park, also 100 Redwings & 24 Fieldfare (Tony Duckett)
  • NB. Escaped Cattle Egret in London Zoo! (Gary McGuire)

Oct 19 Edit

  • Fulmar at Tilbury Docks on Thames, also Great Skua
  • Arctic Skua at Queen Mother Res (Andrew Moon)
  • Bearded Tit at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe, 2 Water Pipits, Rock Pipit & Pintail (Birdguides)
  • Redpoll, 2 at Brent Res, also 16 Redwing & Fieldfare (Andrew Self)
  • Stonechat, 2 at Wormwood Scrubs, also 5 Redpoll & 6 Fieldfare (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall)
  • Little Gull, 2 at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
  • Stonechat at Lee Valley, Hayes Hill Farm (Martin Shepherd)
  • Waxwing, 3 reported in Richmond Park (Birdguides)

Oct 18 Edit

  • Jack Snipe at Brent Res, also 3 Brambling, 5 Redpoll, 3 Siskin & 28 Fieldfare (Andrew Self)
  • Jack Snipe, 3 at Amwell GP (Liz & Roger Ackroyd)
  • Stonechat, 2 at Wormwood Scrubs, also 4 Skylark & 5 Redwing (David Lindo)
  • Scaup, female at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
  • Little Gull at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
  • Siskin, 8 at Cornmill Meadows (Martin Shepherd)
  • Rock Pipit, 2 at King George VI Res, also 2 Green Sands & Goldeneye (Ken Purdey)

Oct 17 Edit

  • Fulmar at Tilbury Docks on Thames, also 2 Arctic Skuas, Eider & Med Gull (Steve Connor)
  • Leach's Petrel at Barnes WWT, flew west (Birdguides)
  • Rock Pipit at Walton Res, also 7 Goldeneye (Dave Harris)
  • Brambling, 2 at Island Barn Res, also Rock Pipit, 3 Redpoll & House Martin (Dave Harris)
  • Knot at Queen Mother Res see photo (Andrew Moon)
  • Scaup at Purfleet on Thames, also Common Scoter, Grey Plover & Jack Snipe (Dave Morrison)
  • Goldeneye, 9 at Staines Res, also Wheatear, 4 Swallows & 70+ Meadow Pipits (Andrew Moon)
  • Fieldfare, 18+ at Staines Moor, also 4+ Stonechats & Swallow (Andrew Moon)
  • Green Sandpiper at King George VI Res, in drainage channel (Andrew Moon)
  • Jack Snipe, 4 at Amwell GP (Birdguides)

Oct 16 Edit

  • Fulmar at Tilbury Docks on Thames, also 20 Common Scoter (Dave Morrison & Steve Connor)
  • Black-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also 2 Rock Pipits (Ken Purdey)

Oct 15 Edit

  • Lapwing, 3 over Regent's Park, also Peregrine (Tony Duckett)
  • Little Gull at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

Oct 14 Edit

  • Jack Snipe, 4 at Amwell GP from public hides (Birdguides)
  • Little Gull, 2 at Queen Mother Res (Birdguides)
  • Scaup at Walton Res, also 2 Goldeneye (Steve Spooner)
  • Dunlin, 2 at QE2 Res (Steve Spooner, Dave Harris)
  • Rock Pipit at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
  • Fieldfare, 10 over Horsenden Hill, also 2 Lapwing (Andy Culshaw)
  • Black-necked Grebe at King George VI Res (Ken Purdey)
  • Goldeneye, 3 at Staines Res (Ken Purdey)Rock Pipit over Regent's Park at 08.00 (Tony Duckett)

Oct 13 Edit

  • Common Crane over Fairlop CP, south at 15.05 (Birdguides)
  • Leach's Petrel at Rainham Marsh on River Thames from 09.00-09.15 (Birdguides)
  • Fieldfare, 20 over Enfield Lock (Martin Shepherd)
  • Dunlin, 2 at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
  • Goldeneye at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
  • Rock Pipit at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
  • Rock Pipit at Staines Res, also Wheatear (Birdguides)
  • Skylark over Regent's Park, also 45 Redwings & Fieldfare (Tony Duckett)
  • Redwing, 85 over Horsenden Hill, also Skylark (Andy Culshaw)
  • Redwing, c40 over Ravenscourt Park (Neil Anderson)

Oct 12 Edit

  • Curlew at Walthamstow Res, also 2+ Rock Pipits, 6 Grey Wagtails & Common Sand (David Darrell-Lambert)
  • Rock Pipit at Brent Res, also Brambling & 15+ Fieldfare (Roy Beddard & Andrew Verrall)
  • Smew at River Lee CP, on 70 Acres Lake, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Hall Marsh & Short-eared Owl at Holyfield Goosefield (Stephen Harris)
  • Common Buzzard at Barnes WWT, also Grey Plover, 5 Brambling, Jack Snipe & Rock Pipit (Birdguides, Andy Culshaw)
  • Med Gull at Beddington SF, also Dunlin (Johnny Allan)
  • Skylark over Regent's Park, also 40 Redwings & Peregrine (Tony Duckett)
  • Woodcock at Horsenden Hill, also 2 Brambling & 2 Fieldfare (Andy Culshaw)

Oct 11 Edit

  • Merlin over Staines Res at 10.00, also 10+ Skylarks, 10+ Grey Wagtails, 50+ Meadow Pipits & Swallow (Rachel Coombes & Matt Hale)
  • White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, also Little Gull (Simon Buckingham, Rachel Coombes & Matt Hale)
  • Smew at King George V Res (Birdguides)
  • Mandarin, 13 at Aldenham Res (Stephen Welch)
  • Grey Wagtail, 7 at Walthamstow Res, also Common Sand (Stephen Harris)

Oct 10 Edit

  • Merlin over Staines Res at 18.05 (Birdguides)
  • Med Gull at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

Oct 9 Edit

  • Common Buzzard over QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
  • Redwing, 70 over Brent Res, also 8 Lesser Redpolls, Siskin & 22 House Martins (Andrew Self)
  • Scaup at Walton Res (Steve Spooner, Franco Maerovic)

Oct 8 Edit

  • Arctic Tern at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
  • Stonechat, 7 at Wormwood Scrubs (Roy Nuttall)
  • Firecrest at Regent's Park by Rose Garden Restaurant, also 2 Brambling over, Redwing & 25 Chaffinches (Tony Duckett)
  • Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res (Birdguides)

Oct 7 Edit

  • Little Gull at Beddington SF, also Med Gull & Dunlin (Johnny Allan)
  • Redwing, 20 at Regent's Park, also House Martin & 4 Siskins (Tony Duckett)
  • Redwing, 3 over Pinner (Ken Payne)

Oct 6 Edit

  • Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res, also Goldeneye (Ken Purdey)
  • Redwing, 30 over Brent Res (Andrew Self)
  • Fieldfare over Gloucester Terrace W2 (David Lindo)
  • Redwing, 20 over Rayleigh (Birdguides)

Oct 5 Edit

  • Common Buzzard, 4 at Galleyhill Wood (Stephen Harris)
  • Bittern at Seventy Acres Lake, also 2 Reed Warblers (Stephen Harris)
  • Stonechat at Brent Res, also 40 House Martins, 15 Swallows, 15 Redwing & Reed Warbler (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard & Ian Ellis)
  • Stonechat, 6 at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)
  • Redwing, 16+ over Horsenden Hill, also Swallow, Stonechat & 2 Redpoll (Andy Culshaw)
  • Meadow Pipit, 5 by Millennium Dome (Gary McGuire)
  • Stonechat, 2 at Woolwich Common (Gary McGuire)
  • Siskin, 2 at Grange Waters, also Stonechat, 25 Wigeon & 5 Yellowhammers (Dave Morrison)

Oct 4 Edit

  • Ortolan Bunting at Sewardstone at TQ381989 (Phil Blatcher)
  • Lapland Bunting at Queen Mother Res on south side with Meadow Pipits (Birdguides)
  • Stonechat, 5+ at Wormwood Scrubs (Roy Nuttall)
  • Redwing, 10 over Brent Res, also Siskin & 2 House Martins (Andrew Self)
  • Golden Plover, 5 over QE2 Res flew west (Dave Harris)

Oct 3 Edit

  • Red-necked Phalarope at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
  • Firecrest in Regent's Park in rose gardens, also 2 Redwings (Tony Duckett)
  • Redwing, 4 over Brent Res at 07:20 (Andrew Self)
  • Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res, also Golden Plover (Oliver Metcalf)
  • Black-necked Grebe at King George VI Res (Andrew Moon)
  • Green Sandpiper, 4 at Stanwell Moor, also 12 Snipe (Andrew Moon)
  • Common Buzzard over Staines Moor at 11:55 (Andrew Moon)
  • Redstart at Sewardstone (Ross Facer)

Oct 2 Edit

  • Leach's Petrel at QE2 Res, also Red-necked Phalarope (Dave Harris)
  • Sandwich Tern, 3 at Queen Mother Res, also 4 Little Gulls (Birdguides)
  • Little Gull at Beddington SF, also 2 Peregrines & Hobby (Johnny Allan)

Oct 1 Edit

  • Ortolan Bunting, 2 at Sewardstone Marsh - see photo, in hedge by A112 1/4 mile north of Hawes Lane car park at TQ385986, also Barred Warbler there briefly (David Darrell-Lambert, Sean Huggins)
  • Pectoral Sandpiper at Beddington SF, also Little Gull, Little Stint & Dunlin (Johnny Allan)
  • Redwing, 7 at Regent's Park, also 4 Siskins (Tony Duckett)
  • Yellow-legged Gull at Hampton Court, on west side of Hampton Court road bridge (Birdguides)

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