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September 30 2007Edit

  • Geldeston Rd, Stoke N'ton (garden): 3 House Martin & 1 Swallow over (evening), also 4 Red Admirals & 1 Comma (Mark Pearson)
  • Cheshunt: Imm Osprey drfited west over police pit at 13.45 being harrased by gulls, also 2 Black Necked Grebes at north end of Bowyers Water (John Murray)
  • Brent Reservoir: imm male Ring Ouzel on Dump at 08.50 and again at 10.40, also Pintail, Wigeon & 6 Redpoll over (Andrew Self & Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Fields: 2 Stonechat, Redwing, 2 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Skylark, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 6 Swallow, House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Rook. (Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Valley: 7 Stonechat (2 prs lower valley + 3 nr Folly Farm), 3 Rook, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Meadow Pipit. (Ian Ellis & Tony Clancy)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Tree Pipit calling overhead, c40 Meadow Pipit, c5 Redpoll, c5 Redwing, c10 Mistle Thrush over, 4 Swallow south, c5 Chiffchaff, c4 Blackcap, c2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Stock Dove, c7 Jay & 3 Jackdaw. (David Lindo)
  • Leyton: viz mig 08:45-09:30 4 Jackdaws W. 2 Meadow Pipits circling high up before going SE, possibly flew back W. 1 Stock Dove W. 2+ grounded Chiffchaffs, one singing. All other birds thought to be local, not migrants. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: Yellow Wagtail (SW), 2 Wigeon, 5 Chiffchaffs, 5 Meadow Pipits, 4 Reed Buntings (2 SW & pair down), 27 Chaffinches (mainly S), Jackdaw east, 46 Carrion Crows, 23 Magpies, 18 Song Thrushes, 6 Mistle Thrushes, c35 Blackbirds (Mark Pearson)(Stoke Newington Birds); also 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Swallow over, 1 Kestrel; Clissold Park: 1 Willow Warbler (LNHS walk, PL, GJ et al). (TeRNS)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Stonechat, inc one around filter beds, 1 immature Linnet, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff in cricket scrub, 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Swallows over, 2 Grey Wagtails, 7 House Martins at Wood Green reservoir,(Stuart Harrington, James Arquette, John Murray, Alan Gibson).
  • Fairlop Waters :Sparrowhawk,Kestrel,Chiffchaff,Kingfisher,5 Little Grebes, 3 Speckled Wood butterflies ,Red Admiral & a Small Copper.(Brendan Spooner)
  • London Wetland Centre: 123 Gadwall, 303 Teal, 154 Shoveler, 4 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 3 Kingifher, 8 Common Snipe, 101 Swallow (S), 144 House Martin (S),43 Mipit (S), 3 Rock Pipit flew down on to site, 6 Stonechat on marsh, 11 Redwing, 32 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 42 Magpie (NW), 55 Chaffinch (NW), 2 Brambling, 6 Siskin (SW), 1 Lesser Redpoll.(DM,RK)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 Lesser Redpolls over calling, Peregrine mobbed by a Sparrowhawk, Male Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtails, 3 Common Snipe and a trickle of Swallows moving through. (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Dagenham Riverside: Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 11 Redshank, 2 Yellow Legged Gulls, Grey Wagtail, 64 Stock Dove(roost), Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 12 Shoveler and a Cetti's Warbler.(Dave Morrison)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 84 Linnet, 3 Chiffchaff, 1st W Med Gull, 11 Redwing, 18 Meadow Pipit over, 1st returning Rock Pipit, 3 Curlew, Lesser Redpoll, Stonechat, 5 House Martin and 2 Lesser Whitethroat.(Dave Morrison)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Little Grebe; 1 Common Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 1 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Skylark; 10 Swallow; House Martin, a few; 1 female / imm Common Redstart, Hog Hill at Vicarage Farm; 12 Stonechat, ( 11, 4 males, 7 females / immatures, at Vicarage Farm; 1 female / immature at Parkside Farm ); 7 Song Thrush, went to roost, Vicarage Farm; 2 female / imm Blackcap; 7 Chiffchaff; 2 Goldcrest, together, at Dew Pond; 35+ Linnet, at Parkside Farm; 1 male Reed Bunting, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • East India Dock Basin: 3 Little Grebe, 78 Teal, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (Nick Tanner).

September 29 2007Edit

  • Walthamstow Marsh: 1 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat (ad m, 2 imm m, 2 f) Cow Field. 4 Meadow Pipits N. 1 imm m Stonechat North Marsh. 7 Chiffchaff (1 singing) 1 Blackcap. 'commic' Tern no. 5 Res. Adult Lesser Black-back x Herring Gull, (or something a whole lot rarer!)on the Filter Beds at 17:00. 250+ Cormorants flying in from N to join the already large numbers on No. 5 Res in the space of a few minutes. Nearly forgot the best bird HOUSE SPARROW calling from the SW corner of the South Marsh, can't remember the last one here!(Paul Whiteman)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: three Common Scoter viewable from the viewing platform (Birdguides)
  • Crossness: 70-80 Shelduck (north shore), m Wigeon, c50 Gadwall, c130 Teal, 7 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, 2m Kestrel, Little Grebe, 2 juv Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 22 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin (north shore), Common Snipe, Curlew, 80+ Redshank, Common Sandpiper (north shore), 5 Common Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad and juv), c6 Common Tern, juv Arctic Tern (outflow off golf course), Barn Owl, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, c15 Stock Dove, c10 Meadow Pipit, 5-6 Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 2 Redwing, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Jay, c20 Goldfinch, m Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting; also, a few Small White, 2 Common Blue, Peacock Butterfly, 2 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood, Vapourer Moth, numerous Common Darter, 3 Brown Hawker, c10 Migrant Hawker (Des McKenzie et al).
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Wigeon, Pintail, Redpoll, Sedge Warbler & Reed Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Common Buzzard; 1 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over; 2 Swallow; 1 House Martin; 9 ( 3 males, 6 females / imms ) Stonechat, at Vicarage Farm; 1 male Blackcap; 3 Chiffchaff; 3 Goldcrest, together; 1 Bullfinch; 3 Yellowhammer, together, at 'Barracks' (Robert Callf).
  • Alexandra Park: 30+ Redwing, 6 Swallows, 7 House martins, 2 Rooks (local rarity) (Stuart Harrington, Gareth Richards, Andrew Gardener)
  • Wimbledon Common: 1 Common Snipe, 1 Brambling (David Wills).
  • Elstree Aerodrome. 20+ Meadow Pipit. 15 Goldfinch. Large movement of House Martin South. (SteVe Blake)
  • Home Farm: 2 Little Owl. 2 Reed Bunting, Blackcap, 7 Mistle & 2 Song Thrush. c20 Chaffinch. (Steve Blake)
  • Canon's Farm, Banstead: Peregrine (1), Little Owl (3), Woodpigeon (1250), Redwing (3), Chiifchaff (2), Rook (5). (Steve Gale)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1 Siskin flew over calling, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps 2 Male 1 Female. (Vince Halley-Frame ).

September 28 2007Edit

  • Island Barn Res (viewed from Molesey Heath due to F & M restrictions): juv Gannet on water 1642-1658 when flew high NW mobbed by gulls (Dave Harris). Shite photo's on SBC website later.
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, Redwings moving in smallish numbers c.60,7 Stonechats, 25 Chiffchaffs, 250 Chaffinches NW, 11 Brambling NW. (Nick Senior/Rupert Kaye)
  • South Norwood Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron.1 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 20 Tufted Duck, 70+Woodpigeon, 30 Starling, 2 Great Spotted WoodPecker,2 Nuthatch,2 Chiffchaff, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow.( John Watson)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Redwing (vis mig overload!!), Greenland Wheatear, 2 Lapwing, 11 Wigeon, Yellow Wag, Grey Wag, 2 Little Egrets, 5 Chiffs, Swallow, 60+ H Martins, 5 + S Martins, 4 Mipits, 44 Teal, Com Gull (David Callahan).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (0630-0830): 68 Redwings, 72 Chaffinches, 23 Song Thrushes, 12 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Meadow Pipits, c70 Starlings (most vis mig W & NW), 1 Swallow, 2 Sand Martins, 2 House Martins, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 5 Wigeon (Mark Pearson & Laurence Pitcher) (Stoke Newington Birds).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Male Firecrest still present, showing 100 yards north of Cantrell Rd in small ash to rear of gardens near metal railings @ 0815, 3 Chaffinches NW (Bob Watts).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 juv Grey Wagtails (drained Italian Fountains), m Stonechat near Reformers' Tree Memorial (Paul Bruty).
  • Paddington: c30 Goldfinch (Paul Bruty).
  • Streatham Common: 11 Redwings briefly landed on tree tops at 10.00 am (Peter Newmark).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Teal, Lower Lake; 3 Kestrel; 1 Skylark; 2 House Martin, over Hog Hill; 20+ Meadow Pipit, Cuckold's Hill; 1 Yellow Wagtail, Cuckold's Hill, with Meadow Pipit flock; 1 Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, including 3 together; 1 female / imm Common Redstart, Hog Hill - on ploughed field; 1 female / imm Stonechat, 'Barracks'; 3 Song Thrush; 3 Chiffchaff; 2 Nuthatch; 21 Goldfinch, 'Old Golf Course'; 30+ Linnet, Cuckold's Hill; 1 Bullfinch; 3 Yellowhammer, together, Hog Hill; 1 Red Admiral (Robert Callf).
  • Wimbledon Common: Stonechat, Firecrest, 45 Chaffinch, 16 Mistle Thrush (David Wills)
  • Leytonstone: 5 5nipe(in one group) 3 Redwing. Vis mig over the garden 15.00-16.00 ( Gary A James).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR:1 or possibly 2 1st Winter Med Gulls flew over the slack, also 3 Grey Wags and 4 Snipe there. 20+ House Martins flying north.170 Lesser Black-backed and 15 Herring Gulls on Eastbrook School playing fields. ( Vince Halley-Frame).

September 27 2007

  • Amwell GPs: Little Stint (Birdguides)
  • Crouch End: 2 Little Egret low over at 11:30hrs (Phillip Marsden per DMc/HV).
  • Bowyer's Water: 2 Black-necked Grebes still in the northeast corner (Birdguides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 12 Wigeon (north), White Wag, Yellow Wag, 2 Green Sands, Wheatear, 9 Mipits, 100+ H Martins, 10+ Swallows, 10+ S Martins, 33 Teal (David Callahan).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechats (ad male & 2 imm males, cow field), 8 Redwings west, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtails, 10 Pied Wagtails & 5 Stock Doves (horse field), 20 Meadow Pipits, 6 House Martins, African Grey Parrot, 3 Sparrowhawks (2 high and south-west), 16 Chaffinches (Mark Pearson) (Stoke Newington Birds).
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 5 Redwing over heading SW at 08.45 (Martin Shepherd).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c70 Redwing over from the east, 1 Whinchat still, 3 Stonechat, c60 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail over, 1 Swallow, c12 Chiffchaff, c4 Blackcap, c7 Jay & 4 Snipe. (David Lindo).
  • Alexandra Park: m Stonechat Ckt Scrub (still present 1800),Mipit, 9 Redwings over 0655-0715 (Bob Watts), 2 Lesser Redpoll, Ring-necked Parakeet, Shoveler, c35 Redwing, C15 Meadow Pipits (Dominic Mitchel, Stuart Harrington, Andrew Gardener).
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 male Stonechats, 2 Redwing, adult Hobby, Wigeon at Queensmere (unusual for our smallish ponds (David Wills).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 drake Goosander SE, 1 Golden Plover S, 1 Greenshank on Main Lake, 16 Redwing W, 6 Stonechat Grazing Marsh. Small numbers of Swallow, Sand Martin and Meadow Pipit moving S (D Monk)
  • Richmond Town Centre: 1 Hobby chasing starlings at 8.00am.(Hugh Bradshaw)
  • East India Dock NR: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 40+ Teal. (Paul Hyland)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1 Dunlin,1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Chiffchaff. ( Vince Halley-Frame ).
  • Vicarage Farm and Parkside Farm, Enfield: 4 Little Grebe; 1 Common Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; c30 House Martin; 1 Skylark; 4 female / imm Stonechat, together, on ploughed field at Vicarage Farm; 1 Fieldfare, with 5 Mistle Thrush, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Chiffchaff; 3 Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Green-veined White (Robert Callf).
  • Minet CP (Hayes): 4 Redwing over W this morning. Also 2+ Chiffchaff, 2 Kingfisher & Grey Wag. (Bill Haines).
  • Kempton NR: in the evening, drake Pintail on the main flood, also 4 Snipe flew W and a Mandarin also flew W (Rob Innes).
  • Aveley Bay: 7 Dunlin,1 Blackwit,3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear.(Paul Hawkins)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Wigeon. Clissold Park: 8 Redwing, Kingfisher (TeRNS)

September 26 2007

  • Walthamstow Marshes: African Grey Parrot (now associating with the family of Kestrels - who said parrots were smart?), 16 Meadow Pipits, c40 House Martins (Mark Pearson)
  • Clissold Park (Stoke Newington): Yellow Wagtail over, 1 Meadow Pipit over, 1 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebes, new broods of Mallard & Moorhen; also 15 Long-tailed Tits & 2 Stock Doves in Abney Park Cemetery (Mark Pearson)
  • Geldeston Road (Stoke Newington): Tawny Owl calling from back gardens, early hours (Mark Pearson)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: 1+ Firecrests present in roving flock near pond adjacent to open space Cantrell Road, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler (Bob Watts). Meadow Pipit over in morning.
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: ringtail Hen Harrier flew down river at 12:30; also 2W & 1W Caspian Gulls on Aveley Pools. (Birdguides)
  • South Norwood Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 15 Black-headed Gull, 10 tufted Duck,2Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch,2 Goldcrest, 5 Greenfinch, 15+ Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaf,1f Blackcap, 6 House Sparrow. (John Watson)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, c65 Swallow, c85 Meadow Pipit, c10 Chiffchaff & 1 Snipe. (David Lindo)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 16 Meadow Pipits, 15 Chiffchaffs, 5 Linnets, Blackcap, c300 House Martins, c30 Sand Martins, Little Egret. (David Callahan)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Little Grebe, 1 Egyptian Goose, fem Teal on Longwater, 'Yellow-legged' Gull (Per DMc), 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 7 Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit. (Paul Bruty)
  • Fairlop Waters: Grey Wagtail, Swallows, House Martins and a few Sand Martins over the main lake. 6 Lapwings, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk & Kestrel. (Brendan Spooner)
  • Trent Park Area: 3 Little Grebe; 2 Little Owl, together, at Vicarage Farm; 4 Green Woodpecker; 6 Stonechat, ( 5, 2 males, 3 females, at Vicarage Farm, 1 male at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park ); 1 female / imm Wheatear, at Vicarage Farm; 19 Meadow Pipit; 1 male Blackcap; 13 Chiffchaff; 2 (m,f) Bullfinch, at Park Farm; 3 Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Stonechats (1m,1f), 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, Linnet, Siskin, passage of Swallows, House Martins and Meadow Pipits (Dominic Mitchell, Gareth Richards, Stuart Harrington, Andrew Gardener).
  • Trent Park: Stonechat (m), 30 Meadow Pipit, 12 Goldfinch, Hobby,5 Chiff Chaff,Tufted Duck, c20 B.H.Gull, Cormorant, Green Woodpecker. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Grand Union Canal just south of Victoria Park: Kingfisher @ 1745 (Bob Watts).

September 25 2007

  • Camley Street Natural Park: Kingfisher (Tom Clarke).
  • Friern Barnet: c.100 Starlings flocking and landing in Princess Park Manor at 5pm (Tom Clarke).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake still present (Birdguides).
  • Tower Bridge: Firecrest (Birdguides).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Wheatear this a.m. (J-P Elmes).
  • London Wetland Centre WWT: Short-eared Owl flew over heading southeast at 11:10 (Birdguides).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Firecrest in large tit flock close to gardens and iron railings towards Cantrell Road, also Willow Warbler (Bob Watts). Still present 3pm in holly bushes 3/4 down side of gardens (Phil Hissey). On entry to site from Southern Grove, walk past Soanes centre keeping to right-hand path and follow railings and wall for 200-300 yards. First record at site since February 1998.
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Wigeon, 26 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck, c150 Coot, 1 Water Rail, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Meadow Pipit (south), 7 Pied Wagtail (west), 8 Chaffinch (south), 1 Reed Bunting, 55 BHGull, 3 LBBGull (Laurence Pitcher); also, GC Grebe with 2 chicks, 3 House Martin (TeRNS)
  • Clissold Park (Stoke Newington): 2 House Martins, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit over, 5 Little Grebes (2ad, 3 juv) (Mark Pearson).
  • Paddington Green: 10 Meadow Pipit over prior to 07.30hrs, 23 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Beddington SF: Golden Plover south, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, c500 House Martin, Northern Wheatear (Dip or Glory).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 juvenile Hobby, 1 Tree Pipit, c50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, c4 Swallow, c10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Siskin over & 1 Stock Dove (David Lindo).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Black-necked Grebe (Lockwood), 2 Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wags, 3 Grey Wags, Little Egret, 300+ House Martins, c30 Sand Martins, 116 Shoveler, Com Sand, 5 Chiffchaffs, Com Gull (David Callahan).
  • Tottenham Marshes: Whinchat, Stonechat, 2 Reed Buntings (viewed from Lockwood Res) (David Callahan).
  • Alexandra Park: fem Stonechat in cricket scrub 9am (Stuart Harrington); Lesser Redpoll over 0655 & 12 Mipits, Stonechat still present 1825, 12 LBB Gulls over, 1 grounded Mipit around cricket scrub (Bob Watts).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Little Grebe (Round Pond), 4 Shoveler, 1 Mandarin, 4 Pochard, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher (Long Water), 300+ House Martin through W (07.00-09.30), 1 Swallow E, c.15 Song Thrush together, c.5 Chiffchaff, c.5 Goldcrest (Geoff Hawthorn); also Treecreeper (Paul Bruty).
  • Trent Park Area: 3 Sparrowhawk; 3 Common Buzzard together, 2 Hobby together (juv perched, seen through scope, superb views!), 1 Little Owl at Vicarage Farm, 1 Whinchat at Vicarage Farm, House Martin - good passage, 16+ Meadow Pipit at Parkside Farm, 1 Common Whitethroat at Park Farm, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Red Admiral flew S (Robert Callf).
  • Trafalgar Square: 2 Peregrine Falcon west 16.09hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Aldenham CP: Egyptian Goose, Mandarin (m), 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, c100 House Martin, Little Owl (home farm) (Steve Blake).

September 24 2007

  • Wormwood Scrubs: Richard's Pipit searched for but rain stopped play! 2 Stonechat seen (David Lindo).
  • Cheshunt: 2 Black Necked Grebes at north end of Bowyers Water (Birdguides).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Morning - Greenland Wheatear, Snipe, Green & Com Sands, 3 Little Egrets, Sand Martin. Late afternoon - Little Gull still, additional "normal" Wheatear, 3 Swallows + around 80 H Martins, c20 Sand Martins. (David Callahan).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Peregrine (ad male, took pigeon then headed east), 1 Water Rail, 1 Wigeon, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, c40 House Martins (south), 2 Chiffchaff, 43 shoveler, 17 Pochard, 46 Tufted Duck, 20 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebes, GC Grebe (pair with 3 new chicks). (Mark Pearson, Laurence Pitcher) (Stoke Newington Birds).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: 3 Swallows south and possibly the same group again north - 36th species at this site for year (Bob Watts, Phil Hissey).
  • Trent Park Area: 4 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby over Ride Wood, 1 Skylark, 2 Whinchat at Vicarage Farm, 1 female/imm Stonechat at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Small Heath (Robert Callf).
  • London Wetlands Centre: 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Snipe, passage of Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins, 1 Swift this a.m, also; Hobby, Chiffchaff & Kingfisher (Y. Simmonds).
  • Alexandra Park: 1st w G B B Gull over Wood Green Res c 1810, 25+ House Martins, 2 Swallows (Bob Watts).
  • Aldenham CP: Egyptian Goose. Kingfisher. Frequent passage of small groups of Swallows. 2 Little Owl (Home Farm}. Steve Blake.
  • East India Dock NR: Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Swallow heading NW, Stock Dove (Richard Harrison).

September 23 2007

  • Wormwood Scrubs: Richard's Pipit until 15.15pm at least, in long grass at western end. Seen on the ground where the initial thoughts of it being a Tawny occurred due to its pallid appearance. Watched in flight where call and jizz reminicent of Richard's. Subsequently elusive and only seen in flight. Also c70 Meadow Pipit, 6 Siskin south, c120 Swallow, c65 House Martin, 3 Jackdaw & c2 Stock Dove (David Lindo et al).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake still north of A 1306 on Albion Pools. Park in layby 450 Yds East of Dovers Corner Roundabout, walk West for 200 Yds to view (RBA); also 2 Little Egrets, Green Sandpiper, 9 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Bullfinch, 14 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 4 Hobbies and 3 Siskin over (Dave Morrison).
  • KGV Reservoir: Grey Phalarope. (ELBF website)
  • Beddington SF: Hobby, 4 Common Snipe, 9 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, c400 Swallow, c100 House Martin, c100 Meadow Pipit, Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear (Dip or Glory).
  • M1 junction 5: Peregrine over at 09:10 this morning (Ian Ellis).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow S 07.45, c.5 Chiffs, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch in mixed parties (Geoff Hawthorn); also juv Grey Wagtail at The Dell (Paul Bruty).
  • Alexandra Park: Hobby, 150+ Swallows, 100+ House Martins, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Jackdaws, 25+ Mipits, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, sev Chiffchaffs, 1 Yellow Wagtail (John Murray, Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Stuart Harrington).
  • Paddington Green: Redshank heard passing over the area at c01.20hrs (Des McKenzie)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Greenshank, Northern Wheatear, Reed Warbler, m Bearded Tit (ELBF).
  • Regents Park: 320 House Martins, 170 Swallows, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Spotted Flycatcher over, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Jackdaws, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Egyptian Geese (Tony Duckett).
  • Bowyers Water (Lee Valley Country Park): 2 Black-necked Grebes (Birdguides).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Sand Martin south with Swallows. Harris's Hawk with jesses still at large in Hawthorn scrub by the Slack (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Grange Waters Complex: 8 Chiffchaff, 17 House Martin, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, 46 Meadow Pipit, 24 Swallow, Sand Martin, 3 Peregrines, 94 Gadwall, 114 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, 38 Skylark, 40 Stock Doves, 9 Red-legged Partridges, 6 Yellowhammer and a Yellow Wagtail (Dave Morrison).
  • Weir Nature Park (Walthamstow): Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling (J.Murray).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Hobby over visitor centre at 13.00hrs (David Lindo); also 30+ Swallow through (LWC website).
  • Old Deer Park stretch River Thames: Common Sand (Bob Watts).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Redwing (first of the autumn), 6 Chiffchaff (Andy Culshaw).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 juv Sparrowhawk; 1 Common Buzzard, over Ride Wood; 3 Kestrel; 2 Hobby, together, over Ride Wood; 1 Little Owl, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Whinchat, 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 1 female / imm Stonechat, with Whinchat; 2 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • Epsom Downs: Hobby 1; Wheatear 3. (Steve Gale)

September 22 2007

  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake 2pm at least, also Cetti's Warbler (J.Murray).+ 1 Water Rail. (Paul Hawkins). Still present 5.30pm, plus Hobby and Green Sand (David Bradnum)
  • KGV Reservoir: Grey Phalarope - juv/1W feeding along margin NE corner N basin 14:52 (Birdguides). No sign on either basin 6.20-7.30pm, though 4 Common Sand (David Bradnum). Still present feeding in NE corner of N basin when I left at 6.20pm (Roy Woodward).
  • Brent Reservoir: Siskin & 23 Meadow Pipits over, also Pintail (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c26 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap & c14 Chiffchaff. (Roy Nuttall)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 16 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 'Yellow-legged' Gull (per DMc), c15 House Martin, Kingfisher (Longwater), 14 Pied Wagtail, 10 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (Paul Bruty).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (Lockwood): Little Gull still present until 11.30 at least, also 1 Common Sandpiper. (Quentin Given)
  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher, 7 Swallows, 30+ Meadow Pipits, 15+ Chiffchaffs, imm Linnet, Willow Warbler, 40+ House Martins (Dominic Mitchell, Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Gareth Richards).
  • Rainham Stone Barges: 2 Green Sandpipers, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Common Buzzard south over aveley bay at 13.05, Clouded Yellow. (Paul Hawkins)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Little Grebe; 2 Sparrowhawk; 5 Common Buzzard, together; 2 Kestrel; 3 Hobby, together, over Ride Wood; 4 ( 2 ad., 2 juv ) Stock Dove, together; 1 Little Owl, at Vicarage Farm; Swallow and House Martin, a good passage ( 100+ ); 1 Whinchat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 1 Common Whitethroat; 1 male Blackcap; 10 Goldfinch, at 'Old Golf Course'; 1 male Bullfinch; 2 Yellowhammer; 1 female / imm Reed Bunting; 3 Small Heath (Robert Callf).
  • Elstree Aerodrome. Grey Wagtail. 3 Linnet. 4 Meadow Pipit. 35+House Martin (Steve Blake)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 5 Yellow Wagtails North, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and a small movement of Swallows South. 4 Meadow Pipits South over my garden mid morning ( Vince Halley-Frame ).
  • Rye Meads RSPB. Osprey + Buzzard soaring NE of the reserve at about 3.45pm. (Osprey first seen by Pete Lambert)(Roy Woodward).
  • London Wetland Centre Barnes; Greenshank,Stonechat,Hoby & Kingfisherplus increasing numbers of duck [Y Simmonds]

September 21 2007

  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake still present, also Cetti's Warbler (RBA)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Little Gull still (Lockwood), 8 Yellow Wags, 2 Green Sands, 2 Little Egrets, 11+ Sand Martins, c210 House Martins, 139 Shoveler, 6 Chiffchaffs, c280 Starlings, Reed Bunting, 3CY GBBGull, 20 Teal (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Tree Pipit south, c20 Meadow Pipit, 7 Swallow west, 2 Stonechat & c6 Chiffchaff. (David Lindo).
  • Alexandra Park: Hobby over wood green res at 18.30 (J.Murray). 7+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap Cricket Scrub @ 0700 (Bob Watts).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 4 Little Grebe, 1 Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, 2 Spotted Flycatcher together at Peter Pan enclosure, 11 Pied Wagtail, fem Wheatear on Parade Ground, 5+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Paul Bruty).
  • East India Dock NR: Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 32 Teal, 2 Grey Wagtails. (Paul Hyland)
  • Trent Park Area: 3 ( 1 ad male, 2 females ) Sparrowhawk; 2 Hobby, together, over Ride Wood; 2 Kestrel; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 ( 2 ad., 1 juv ) Stock Dove, together; 10 Swallow; 33+ House Martin; 1 Whinchat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 1+ Meadow Pipit; 2 Blackcap calling; 4 Chiffchaff; 1 Bullfinch; 3 Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Red Admiral (Robert Callf)
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: 1 Water Rail, 5 GC Grebe (incl. f + 2 new chicks on back), 1 Swallow (sw), 1 Wigeon (TeRNS)
  • Clissold Park (Stoke Newington): 2 House Martins, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Grebes (Mark Pearson)
  • Hounslow: two Hobbies flew NW over North Drive at 1815hrs (Rob Innes).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 14 ( 9 males, 5 females ) Mandarin Duck; 6 Stock Dove; 1 ad male Green Woodpecker; 30+ Ring-necked Parakeet, feeding on acorns in Oak; 1 Goldcrest (Robert Callf).

September 20 2007

  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake still present noth of A1306, showing well on Albion Pools. Park in layby 450yrds east of Dover's Corner Roundabout and walk west for 200yrds to view muddy pool (RBA).Evening 1 Wheatear,Water Rail,6 Green Sand,6 Snipe.(Shaun Harvey)
  • Chelsea Harbour: Peregrine Falcon at 07:00hrs (RBA).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: African Grey Parrot, if anybody has lost one (J-P Elmes)
  • Oxhey (south of Watford): 8 Brent Goose flew south over Paddock Road Allotments toward Carpender Park at 08.35hrs (RBA).
  • Leyton: 8 House Martins > West @ 09:30 (Paul Whiteman).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: ad W Little Gull still on Lockwood until 0900 at least, 7+ Yellow Wags (inc. 4 adults), 3 Little Egrets, Sedge Warbler, 5+ Sand Martins (S), c60 House Martins, 38 Teal, 3 Chiffchaffs, c200 Starlings (David Callahan).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Water Rail (1st of the Autumn), 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, c8 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit (south), 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Mistle Thrush, 1 Jackdaw (east) (Laurence Pitcher, Mark Pearson).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Stonechat still present after 3 days, c40 Meadow Pipit, c10 Chiffchaff & 1 Whitethroat (David Lindo).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: fem Wheatear on Parade Ground (Paul Bruty).
  • Trent Park Area: 3( 2 males, 1 female ) Mandarin Duck, Lower Lake; 2 Sparrowhawk; 4+ Kestrel; 2 Hobby, together, over Ride Wood; 2 Little Owl, heard calling, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Swallow; 4+ House Martin; 1 Meadow Pipit; 1 Whinchat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 Nuthatch; 19 Jackdaw, at South Lodge Farm; 3 Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Greenland-type Wheatear (horse field), 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Meadow Pipits (Mark Pearson)
  • Clissold Park (Stoke Newington): Firecrest with mixed flock in NE corner of park, also 2-3 Chiffchaffs (Mark Pearson)
  • Alexandra Park: 9 Little Grebes, 9 House Martins (Bob Watts).
  • Lake Side, Oakwood, N14: 1 male Kingfisher, perched ( seen thro'scope! ) (Robert Callf)

September 19 2007

  • Hackney Marsh: Kingfisher on the Lea. Leyton Marsh: 600+ Starling, 10 Mistle Thrush. Walthamstow Marsh: 10 Meadow Pipits, 4 Yellow Wagtails, Cow field. 1 Yellow Wagtail on Horse field, 12+ Pied Wagtail, some looking good for White at a distance (no scope). Green Sandpiper Lea overspill channel. 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Reed Buntings (m) on North marsh, 6 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat. 100+ House Martins over Filter beds. A Water Vole in the ditch at the North-east corner of the North marsh.(Paul Whiteman)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: ad W Little Gull, moulting Black-necked Grebe, 3 White / 4 Yellow / 28 Pied / 1 Grey Wags, Snipe, 2 Green Sands, 3 Little Egrets, Com Sand, 2 Com Gulls (all Lockwood), 17 Sand Martins (S), c20 House Martins, 8 Gadwall, 73 Shoveler, 26 Teal, 8 Chiffchaffs, 102 GCGrebes, 395+ Starlings, c295 Coot, 215+ BHGulls (David Callahan).
  • Richmond Park: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Stonechats, 10 Meadow Pipits (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Finsbury Park Station: 2 flyover Meadow Pipits (0800 hours) (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail (Hudson Memorial), 4 Pied Wagtail (Paul Bruty).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 'eclipse' male Mandarin Duck; 1 female Sparrowhawk; 2 Common Buzzard ( both dark ); 2 Kestrel; 2 Hobby, together, over Ride Wood; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 8 House Martin; 3 Swallow; 1 Whinchat, at 'Barracks'; 1 female / imm Stonechat, at 'Barracks' with Whinchat; 1 female / imm Wheatear, at South Lodge Farm; 12 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 10 Goldfinch; 3 female / imm Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Cormorant, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron,1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Chiffchaff,1 Blackcap, 4 Black-headwd Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, 1 Mistle Thrush,( John Watson)
  • Regents Park: Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps, 12 Chiffchaffs, 1 House Martin, 25 Meadow Pipits, 10 Egyptian Geese (Tony Duckett).

September 18 2007

  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorants, 15 Tufted Ducks, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Chiffchaffs (1 still in song), 1 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrests, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Goldfinches, 4 House Sparrows (John Watson).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Yellow Wagtail (south), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, c40 Shoveler, c25 Gadwall, c30 Tufted Duck, c35 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk (Laurence Pitcher).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Egyptian Goose, fem Mandarin, fem Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe (3 on Round Pond), ad Common Gull, ad 'Yellow-legged' Gull (in moult; head-streaking becoming noticable), Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 33 House Martin (over Fisherman's Keep area), 2 Pied Wagtail, 6-7 Chiffchaff (1 singing briefly), 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Coal Tit, c500 Starling (Des McKenzie).
  • Alexandra Park: 8 Chiffchaffs (small influx), imm Linnet Cricket Scrub @ 0700, 9 House Martins 1800 (Bob Watts).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Green Sand, 2 Yellow Wags, 11 Little Egrets, 2 Sand Martins, 40+ House Martins, 70 Shoveler, 34 Teal, 11 Chiffchaffs, 3 Kingfishers, 21 Pied Wags, 2 Blackcaps (David Callahan).
  • Trent Park Area: 3 Common Buzzard together over Ride Wood 12.15 hrs (including 1 pale bird - whitish base to tail, white head and very pale underparts, pale upperwing coverts); 3 Kestrel; 1 Hobby over Ride Wood; 1 Skylark; 10 House Martin (9 together over Vicarage Farm and 1 flew W over Trent Park); 3 Meadow Pipit; 3 female/imm Stonechat at Vicarage Farm (2 together); 4 Whinchat at Vicarage Farm (3 together); 2 Common Whitethroat; 1 male Blackcap; 2 Chiffchaff; 1 Willow Warbler; 20+ Linnet, at Parkside Farm; 23+ Magpie at pre-roost gathering (Robert Callf).
  • Stoke Newington Church Street: Meadow Pipit over at 0700 (Mark Pearson).
  • Leyton: 2 Jackdaw west at 16:30, first of the autumn (Paul Whiteman).
  • Regents Park: 2 Hobbys 12.50pm and 1.05pm, 8 Chiffchaffs, 4 Meadow Pipits, 7 Egyptian Geese (Tony Duckett).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Small Copper (2nd record this year) (Bob Watts).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake still. (RBA)
  • Lake Side, Oakwood, N14: 1 female Kingfisher, perched ( seen thro'scope! ) (Robert Callf)

September 17 2007

  • Brent Res: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Pintail, 30+ House Martins, 15+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler (Andrew Verrall & Roy Beddard).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Stonechat (first for the winter), 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit over, c30 Meadow Pipit mostly overhead, c20 Chiffchaff, c5 Whitethroat & c5 Blackcap (David Lindo).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoir: c60 House Martin, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff (in song) 1 Reed Bunting. (Laurence Pitcher).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Garden Warbler (Hudson Memorial), 11 Pied Wagtail (Paul Bruty).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Green Sands, Com Sand, 2 Yellow Wags, 2 Grey Wags, 4 Little Egrets, c80 House Martins, 91 Shoveler, 3cy GbbGull, 7 Chiffchaffs (David Callahan).
  • Trent Park Area: 3+ Sparrowhawk (2 ad female, 1 juv male); 2+ Common Buzzard (together over Vicarage Farm at 10.30 hrs); 1 Kestrel; 1 Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Skylark at South Lodge Farm; 11 Swallow; 13+ House Martin very high over Ride Wood; 9 Pied Wagtail at South Lodge Farm; 2 female/imm Stonechat together at Vicarage Farm; 6 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush (John Watson).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake showing well at 3.30, Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Hobbies, 7 Chiffchaff, 15 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpipers, 23 Teal, 18 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit, 6 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin and a Swallow (Dave Morrison).
  • London Wetland Centre: Kingfisher, Hobby with prey item (lbj), Grey Wagtail, 14 Wigeon, 195 Shoveler, 22Teal (Yvonne Simmonds).
  • Alexandra Park: 35+ House Martin (Bob Watts).
  • Mile End: 17 House Sparrows in one flock south off Mile End Road near Southern Grove but still no records this year in Tower Hamlets Cemetery! (Bob Watts).

September 16 2007

  • Brent Res: 101 Gadwall, 108 Shoveler, 75 Teal, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 15+ House Martins, 1 Sand Martin, -10 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Ian Ellis, Roy Beddard); also, 1 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull by viewing platform by bridge, 2 House Sparrow over head 18:00 (Peter Jones).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c18 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, c3 Swallow & c2 Grey Wagtail over. (David Lindo)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 4 Little Grebe at Round Pond, c.5 Chiffchaff (Geoff Hawthorn) also, 1 Little Grebe (The Longwater), 11 Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose, 'Yellow-legged' Gull (per DMc), 3 LBBG, 1 Herring Gull, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 3 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler (Paul Bruty).
  • Greenwich: "Escaped" Gyr Falcon on towerblock near Roan St. (Birdguides).
  • Stoke Newington, Clissold Park: 1 Spotted Flycatcher. SN Reservoirs: Meadow Pipit, Kingfisher, 2 Wigeon (TeRNS) 1 Hobby drifted over Clissold Park at 16.30 hrs, then headed north. (Laurence Pitcher)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Crake showing well on roadside pool on A1306 at Dovers Corner. Found by Tony Kennelly (Dave Morrison)
  • Barking Outfall: 3 Common Sandpipers, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Grey Wagtails, 169 Teal, Hobby, Sparrowhawk and 3 Great Crested Grebes on river.(Dave Morrison)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Hobby, together, over Ride Wood; 1 juv Stock Dove; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Coal Tit, at Park Farm; 1 Treecreeper; 2 Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf)
  • Alexandra Park: 6 Little Grebes, pair Gadwall, 4 Chiffchaffs (Bob Watts).

September 15 2007

  • Beech Farm: 1 Whinchat on aerodrome.
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: c.150 Common Teal, 7 Wigeon, c.30 Shoveler, Pintail, 8 Little Egret, female Peregrine, 19 Common Snipe, juv male and juv female Ruff, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, ad and juv Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Northern Wheatear (Ferry Lane), Stonechat (Ferry Lane), Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, plus Stoat, dead Common Shrew, 1+ Daubenton's Bat, 20+ Noctule, 20+ Pipistrelle (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: visible diurnal northward migration of Meadow Pipits. 2 Tawny Owls last night(Adam Cheeseman)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 Little Grebe (Round Pond), 1 each of Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Nuthatch (Peter Pan) (Geoff Hawthorn)
  • Trent Park Area: 3+ Sparrowhawk; 3 Common Buzzard, together, over Ride Wood, 11.35 hrs.; 2 Hobby, together, over Ride Wood; 3 Kestrel; 4 Green Woodpecker; 1 female / imm Stonechat, at Vicarage Farm( second bird of autumn); 1 female / imm Wheatear, at South Lodge Farm; 1 Lesser Whitethroat; 1 Common Whitethroat; 4 Chiffchaff; 2 Red Admiral (Robert Callf)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Oystercatchers, 3 Wigeon, Grey Wagtail and 100+ House Martins at dawn hawking round the top of Littlebrook Power Station chimney.(Dave Morrison)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR:Peregrine with prey flew over at 4.56pm also 1 Whinchat and 2 Swallows South. Warblers are significantly down since last weekend, 1 Common Whitethroat and a few Chiffies seen. (Vince Halley-Frame ).
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: Lesser Whitethroat, Kingfisher, 2 Wigeon (TeRNS)

September 14 2007

  • Holloway Road N7: Red Kite drifted south at 09.22hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 4 Green Sands, Wheatear, 59 Shoveler, 38 Teal, 21 Gadwall, 2 Com Terns, c40 House Martins, 290+ Cormorants north from roost (David Callahan).
  • Trent Park Area: 3 Little Grebe; 4 female Tufted Duck; 2 Sparrowhawk; 1-2 Common Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 1 Little Owl; 3 Green Woodpecker; 7+ Great Spotted Woodpecker; 6 Swallow, flew S; 1 male Blackcap; 4 Chiffchaff; 2 Nuthatch; 2 Treecreeper; 25+ Linnet, at Parkside Farm; 2(m,f) Bullfinch, together, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Whinchat ( 1stWf), 3 Chiff Chaff, 2 Blackcap, 7 Stock Dove. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Hobby caught and plucked Greenfinch before drifting west, 2 Shoveler (Andy Culshaw).
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Gulls (first of autumn), pair Gadwall (Bob Watts).

September 13 2007

  • HMWT Rye Meads: Bittern flew across the flood meadow (Ellie Minns per Tim Hill)
  • Brent Res: 7 Egyptian Goose, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sand, 2 Common Snipe, 1, possibly 2, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 30+ House Martin, 16 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting (Andrew Verrall, Roy Beddard).
  • Staines Res: Grey Phalarope present up to 11:45hrs at least but note that there is currently no access due to foot and mouth restrictions (Birdguides).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c4 Blackcap, c6 Chiffchaff & c12 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Egyptian Geese, 62 Shoveler, Green Sand, 2 Mistle Thrushes (David Callahan).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 4 Little Grebe, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Shoveler, 1 Mandarin, male Sparrowhawk (bathing in Hudson Memorial), 3 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff (Paul Bruty).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron,1 Green Woodpecker 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Ring-necked Paraket, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest,(John Watson)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Little Grebe; 3 Mandarin Duck, Lower Lake; 2 Sparrowhawk; 6 Common Buzzard, together, over Ride Wood at 12.10 hrs.; 2 ad Hobby, together; 1 Kestrel; 1 Little Owl, heard calling; 4 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Skylark, together, South Lodge Farm; 5 Meadow Pipit; 1 Yellow Wagtail, flew N, Vicarage Farm; 7 Pied Wagtail,( 2 at Park Farm, 5 at South Lodge Farm ); 1 female / imm Wheatear, at South Lodge Farm; 1 Lesser Whitethroat; 6 Blackcap; 7 Chiffchaff; 1 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 3 female / imm Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Painted Lady; 1 Comma; 2 Small Heath (Robert Callf).
  • Alexandra Park: 5+ Chiffchaffs, 2+ Blackcaps Cricket Scrub 0700 (Bob Watts).
  • Leyton Flats:1 Stonechat,1 Whitethroat,1 Blackcap,1 Willow Warbler (Gary A James).
  • Regents Park: 1 Hobby 12.50pm, 1 Common Buzzard 1.00pm, 4 Sparrowhawks, 100+ Swallows, 2 Meadow Pipits, 7 Pied Wagtails, 1 White Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett).
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Goldfinch, 6 Stock Dove, Blackcap, Chiff Chaff. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Stonechat - different bird from 12th (Andy Culshaw).

September 12 2007

  • HMWT Amwell Nature Reserve: Bittern flew south at 1400 (per Tim Hill)
  • Staines Res: Grey Phalarope still at western end of north basin at 14:00. Also, 1 Black-necked Grebe on N. Basin (Bill Haines).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 2 ad, 2 juv Little Grebe (Round Pond), 'Yellow Legged' Gull (former streaky-headed bird per DMc, now regaining head-streaking), 4 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 juv Lesser Whitethroat (north side of Bunny Paddock), 2 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail (west over Fountains), 7 Pied Wagtail (Geoff Hawthorn and Paul Bruty).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1cy Yellow-legged Gull, Meadow Pipit, 3 Com Sands, 4 Chiffchaffs, Whitethroat (David Callahan).
  • South Norwood Lake, 2 Mute Swans, 1 Cormorant, 1 Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch (John Watson).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Common Buzzard; 1 Hobby; 1 Kestrel; 1 Little Owl; 3 Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 15 Swallow, flew S; 2 Grey Wagtail, flew over; 2 Pied Wagtail; 3 Whinchat,( 2 at Vicarage Farm, 1 at Parkside Farm ); 1 ad male Wheatear, at Vicarage Farm; 1 male Blackcap; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 Spotted Flycatcher, near Sport's Field, Trent Park; 4 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; ; 2 Small Copper; 1 Comma; 2 Small Heath (Robert Callf)
  • Regents Park: 4 Common Buzzards between 12.55pm and 1.05pm, 1 Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtails, 38 Swallows, 1 sand Martin, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcaps (Tony Duckett).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Northern Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, c4 Lesser Whitethroat, c6 Whitethroat, c4 Blackcap, c6 Chiffchaff, c20 Meadow Pipit & 4 Jackdaw. (David Lindo)
  • Trent Park: 2 Whinchat,Chiff Chaff, 5 Goldfinch, 6 Stock Dove, C300 Wood Pigeon on the Bean fields, Kestrel,Tufted Duck,Common Blue, Small White .( Pete Lowman).
  • Barnes WWT: 2 Little Stints, Greenshank, 3 Snipe, Kingfisher, Hobby, 1 Chiffchaff (Yvonne Simmonds); 18.00hrs: still 2 Little Stint, 2 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whinchat and at least 13 Wigeon, plus several Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler/Reed Warbler/Sand Martin, the latter including adults entering nest-holes, possibly feeding late brood young (Martin Honey).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1st Stonechat of the autumn, 2 Shoveler (Andy Culshaw).

September 11 2007

  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Whinchat, c25 Chiffchaff (c20 yesterday), 1 Whitethroat, c2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat & c10 Meadow Pipit - definite movement. (David Lindo)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1CY Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Green Sands, 62 Shovelers, 21 Teal, 2 Grey Wags, Com Sand, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Com Terns, 5 Reed Warblers, Sedge Warbler, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps (David Callahan).
  • Lea Valley Walk (west of Russell Road): Green Sand, 3 H Martins, 2 S Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs (David Callahan).
  • Hampstead Heath, Ponds at Sandy Heath: 1 juv grey wagtail (Peter Jones).
  • Alexandra Park: 5 Meadow Pipits northeast, immature Linnet, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2+ Blackcap (Bob Watts).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 2 ad., 2 juv. Little Grebe Round Pond (none yesterday), c.5 Chiffchaff (one yesterday), Willow Warbler (one yesterday also), Blackcap (Geoff Hawthorn).
  • Regents Park:1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Meadow Pipit(1st of the autumn), 6 Swallows, 50+ House Martins, 11 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Common Buzzards between 12.30 and 2.00pm.(Tony Duckett).
  • Staines Res: Grey Phalarope on N basin in the evening, from about 1845hrs and showing very well at dusk, a juvenile moulting into first-winter. Also one Black-necked Grebe on the N basin (Rob Innes, Franko Maroevic, Dave Morris, Pete Naylor).
  • Barnes WWT: 14 Wigeon, 135 Shoveler, 90 Teal, 80 Gadwall, 1-2 Hobby, 46 Lapwing, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank, Kingfisher, Whinchat, 7+ Chiffchaff (Matthew Palmer).

September 10 2007

  • Hampstead (97 Frognal): Tawny owl becoming vocal again in garden since last weekend. Autumn pairing underway. (Peter Jones)
  • Brent Res.100+ Gadwall, 110+ Shoveler, 30+ Teal, 1 Hobby,60+ House Martin, 9 Swallows, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpipers. (Andrew Verrall, Roy Beddard)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 4 Green Sands, Lapwing, 13 Chiffchaffs, c60 House Martins, 3 juv com Terns, 6 Com Sands, 2 Little Egrets, 28 Teal, 59 Shoveler, Blackcap (David Callahan).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1m Wigeon, c35 Shoveler, c45 Gadwall, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, c6 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher. (Mark Pearson, Laurence Pitcher)
  • Laleham Park: 1 Hobby (David Combes)
  • Trent Park Area: 3 female Mandarin Duck; 2 Kestrel; 3 Red-legged Partridge, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Little Owl, heard calling; 1 Kingfisher; 2 ad Green Woodpecker; 2 Lesser Whitethroat; 1 Common Whitethroat; 5 Blackcap; 5 Chiffchaff; 1 Treecreeper; 30+ Linnet, at Parkside Farm (Robert Callf)
  • East India Dock NR: 1 Black Tern and 14 Common Terns Upriver 10.55, 20 Teal(Gary A James).
  • Stoke Newington, Rectory Road: 2 almost-fledged House Martin young still being fed in the nest by parents, on corner of Evering Road (Mark Pearson)

September 9 2007

  • Corbets Tey: 1 Hobby South, 1CY YLGull on ploughed field just north of Belhus Woods CP (David Callahan).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: juv Curlew Sand, Wood Sand, 3 1CY & 4 ad YLGulls, 6 Green Sands, Curlew, 2 Hobbies, 5 Wigeon, 4 juv & 1 ad Ruff, 3 Dunlin, Swallow, 4 Little Egrets, Whitethroat, 2 Blackcaps (David Callahan). Water Rail, 7 Yellow Wagtails, 6 Sand Martins.(Shaun Harvey). 3 Water Rails, 34 Yellow Wags, Pintail, Kingfisher this evening (Paul Hawkins).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Whinchat, c15 Chiffchaff & 1 Whitethroat briefly. (David Lindo, David Jeffreys & Roy Nuttall).
  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, 25+ House Martins (Bob Watts)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs. Wood Sandpiper. Dunlin. 2 Green Sandpiper. (Steve Blake)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swans, 2 Grey Herons, 1 Cormorant, Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 15+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker,1 Nuthatch, 3 Herring Gull, 10+ Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, Dunnock(John Watson, Gavin Hawgood).
  • Battersea Power Station: Tree Pipit over at 6.10am.(Dave Morrison)
  • Barking Outfall: 97 Teal, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler and a Kingfisher.(Dave Morrison)
  • Staines Res: Black-necked Grebe N basin, Little Egret -> NW, Wigeon three, Pintail, Dunlin: six -> NW, Bar-tailed Godwit 15 -> NW at 1600hrs, Wheatear (Rob Innes, Andrew Moon).
  • London Wetland Centre, Barnes: 2 Hobby, 4 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Common Snipe, 8 Wigeon, 2 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Jackdaw, 1 Little Egret (Martin Honey).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Tree Pipit over at 08.30, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Pheasant (Andy Culshaw).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 female Sparrowhawk; 1 Hobby; 2 Kestrel; 2 Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Skylark; 2 Whinchat, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Common Whitethroat; 1 Blackcap; 4 Chiffchaff; 2 Small Copper; 1 Red Admiral (Robert Callf).

September 8 2007

  • Sydenham,SE26: 1 Buzzard low over gas works area, eventually flew high NW (towards Crystal Palace) @16:00. (Dave de Silva)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Crake still on pool between hide and main Aveley Pool, plus juv Curlew Sand, Wood Sand, 6 Green Sand, 3 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Hobby, 2 Wigeon, Pintail, 4 Little Egrets; also Ring-necked Parakeet and Tree Pipit over (Dominic Mitchell, Les Harrison, Sam Shippey, Dave Morrison, Dave Darrell-Lambert, David Bradnum); seawall and Aveley Bay: 2 Sanderling and another Tree Pipit over (Dave Morrison, Dave Darrell-Lambert); also 5 Greenshank, 1 Sparrowhawk, 9 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin (Patrick Baglee, Andy Culshaw, David Howdon).
  • East India Dock NR: Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, 14 Teal (Paul Hyland)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Linnet, Common Sandpiper, 3 Oystercatcher, 12 Teal, Grey Seal again on rising tide, Curlew, 2 Water Rail and a Sedge Warbler.(Dave Morrison)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Peregrine (se @ 11.35), 1 Swallow (TeRNS).
  • South Norwood Lake: 3 Mute Swan,2 cormorant,8 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron,4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest,8 Ring-necked Parakeet,4 House Sparrow,3 Great Spotted Woodpecker,(John watson)
  • Trent Park Area: 4 Little Grebe; 3 (f) Tufted Duck; 2(f) Sparrowhawk; 3 Kestrel; 3 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Kingfisher; 2 juv Green Woodpecker, together; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 juv Skylark, at Vicarage Farm; 9 Swallow; 6 Meadow Pipit; 1 Yellow Wagtail, flew over; 2 Whinchat, at Vicarage Farm; 3 Blackcap; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 Treecreeper; 25 Goldfinch,(16 at 'Old Golf Course', 9 at Vicarage Farm); 1 Yellowhammer; 1 Painted Lady (Robert Callf)
  • Elstree Aerodrome: 1 Whinchat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, c20 Goldfinch. (Steve Blake)
  • Harefield Lake: 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin (Simon Buckingham).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat, c3 Swallow, c8 Chiffchaff, c4 Whitethroat & 1 Blackcap. (Roy Nuttall)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 3 Little Grebe, Tawny Owl, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Swallows NE, c.20 Goldfinch (Geoff Hawthorn)
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (in orchard at Horsenden Farm), 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps (Andy Culshaw).

September 7 2007

  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: fem Wigeon, juv Dunlin, ad Green Sand, Wheatear, W Warbler (singing), 4 Chiffs, 4 Com Sands, 55 Shoveler, 19 Teal, 3 Little Egrets, 18 Com Terns, Blackcap (David Callahan).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Mandarin, Sparrowhawk preying on juv starling at Speakers' Corner, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (singing), Coal Tit, 14 Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest (Paul Bruty)
  • Fairlop Waters ;Buzzard flying east @10.48am,Sparrowhawk,Kestrel,4 Great Crested Grebes,Swallows,House Martins,Whitethroat,Jackdaw,Great Spotted Woodpecker,& 10 + Lapwings (Brendan Spooner)
  • Clissold Park, Stoke Newington: Firecrest (next to main house/cafe) to 10.00 at least (TeRNS). 2 Firecrests present in Yew a few metres in from Church Street entrance, to 1900hrs at least. Both birds showing well together and calling regularly. Also three Goldcrest present (Mark Pearson)(Stoke Newington Birds)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Curlew Sand, Wood Sand, 4 Ruff, 6 Green Sand, 1 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 2+ Hobby, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Sparrowhawk, White Wag, 3 Yellow Wag, Pintail, 3 Wigeon.(Paul Hawkins, Howard Vaughn) Spotted Crake 18.30-20.00 at least, on pool between hide and main Aveley Pool (Shaun Harvey)
  • Waterworks NR: Common Buzzard flying SE 10.45, 3 Whitethroat (Gary A James).
  • Regents Park: 1 Hobby 11.45am, 2 single Peregrines at 1.15pm interacting with m Sparrowhawk & 1.20pm, 1 Common Buzzard 1.20 mobbed by Sparrowhawk, 6 Sparrowhawks, Swift, 2 Sand Martins, 4 House Martins, 35 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Grey Wagtails and 2 Pied Wagtails (Tony Duckett). Also Hobby east, NE corner of park, 1700 (Mark Pearson)
  • Staines Res: Wigeon 3, Pintail, Dunlin, Common Tern 1/w, Arctic Tern 1/w, Black Tern juv, Whinchat (Rob Innes).
  • Trent Park Area: 2(f) Sparrowhawk; 3 Hobby, together; 2 Kestrel; 3 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Little Owl; 3 Lesser Whitethroat, together; 4 Common Whitethroat; 3 Blackcap; 3 Chiffchaff; 13 Linnet, together (Robert Callf)

September 6 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Red-backed Shrike still present (Birdguides).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Curlew (heard only), fem/imm Whinchat, 1cy Yellow-legged Gull (Springfield Park), 3 juv Dunlin, Snipe, Wheatear, 10 Com Sands, 4 Little Egrets, 20 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 48 Shoveler, Pheasant calling, 12 Little Grebes, 3 Kingfishers, 3 Blackcaps, Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warblers (3 singing), 4 Chiffchaffs, 9 Com Terns still (David Callahan).
  • Tottenham Marshes: 2 Whinchats, Wheatear, fem Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (David Callahan).
  • Alexandra Park: Garden Warbler acting aggressively towards Robin & Dunnock, 1 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, Whitethroat (Cricket Scrub), 4 Little Grebes (2 ads, 2 juvs in one party) Wood Green Res (Bob Watts).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: c12 Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, c5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher(Laurence Pitcher).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker (ad/juv), 4 Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Paul Bruty); plus: 2 Egyptian Goose, fem Mandarin, Mallard (new brood of 3), fem Shoveler, 67 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe (Round Pond), 16 Great Crested Grebe, ad 'Yellow-legged' Gull (formerly streaky-headed bird), 2 Stock Dove, c15 Ring-necked Parakeet, 8 House Martin, Grey Wagtail, fem type Common Whitethroat (Magazine Shrubs), 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, c25 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Jay, 13 Magpie; also 2 Red-eared Terrapin, 3 Small White, Migrant Hawker (Des McKenzie).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c3 Whinchat, 1 Sedge Warbler, c4 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c2 Blackcap, c4 Chiffchaff & 1 Grey Wagtail over. (David Lindo)
  • Trent Park Area: 1 ad female Sparrowhawk; 1 Common Buzzard; 4 ad Hobby, together; 1 Kestrel; 1 ad Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, singing, Duncan's Wood; 13 Swallow; 1 Meadow Pipit; 1 female Pied Wagtail; 3 Whinchat,(2 together, Vicarage Farm, 1 Parkside Farm); 3 Blackcap; 2 Chiffchaff; 2 Goldcrest, at Dew Pond; 1 female Clouded Yellow; 2 male Common Blue; 1 male Muntjac (Robert Callf).
  • Regents Park: 2 single Hobbies, one plucking a prey item in the air, 4 Sparrowhawks, 1 Kestrel catching dragonflies, 2 Sand Martins, 55 Swallows, 20 House Martins, Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 15 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 8 Goldcrests (Tony Duckett)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper.(Paul Hawkins)
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Kingfisher (first this year), 1 Whinchat, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (Andy Culshaw).
  • Berrylands: Hobby (Nick Tanner).

September 5 2007

  • Whips Cross actualy just a bit to the North of... two Hobbies hunting insects.(J-P Elmes).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: juvenile Red-backed Shrike still at western end of seawall just east of rubbish tip (Birdguides). Also Wood Sandpiper still, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 2 Hobbies, pr Stonechat, Whitethroat, Water Rail (Peter Newmark).
  • Adpar Street W2 (Paddington Green): Grey Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher in pines at children's play area (07:30hrs), Coal Tit, c30 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Laleham Park: 1 Spoonbill flying up Thames towards Staines 9:30am (David Combes).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (N side only): 3 juv Dunlin, 3 Little Egrets, Wheatear, 2 Sand Martins, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Com Gulls (David Callahan).
  • Barbican Centre EC1: fem Pied Flycatcher (Paul Bruty).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, c4 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c6 Chiffchaff (including a tailless individual), 1 Stock Dove & c20 Swallow. (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • East India Dock NR: 2 Peregrine, Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Teal, Willow Warbler, Grey Heron. (Paul Hyland)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Sparrowhawk; 1 Common Buzzard; 2 Hobby, together; 2 Kestrel; 3 Red-legged Partridge, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 juv Skylark, at Vicarage Farm; 7 Swallow; 1 Meadow Pipit; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 juv Stonechat, at Vicarage Farm ( Full juvenile plumage - very spotty, with hint of a yellow gape - further proof (if needed) that 'chats' migrate in juvenile plumage ); 1 '1st-winter' male Common Redstart, at Vicarage Farm; 1 juv Song Thrush,'Old Golf Course' in 'The Clump'; 6 Mistle Thrush, flew over; 1 Common Whitethroat; 9+ Blackcap; 4+ Chiffchaff; 1 Willow Warbler; 2 Spotted Flycatcher,together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Nuthatch; 6 Treecreeper; 1 ad female Bullfinch; 3 Yellowhammer, together; 2(m,f) Common Blue, mating; 1 Painted Lady (Robert Callf).
  • Regents Park: Swift 3 observations of a single bird, 60 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcaps, 2 Hobby's, Peregrine poss very high flying bird, 5 Sparrowhawks (Tony Duckett).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 12 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Snipe.( Shaun Harvey)

September 4 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: juvenile Red-backed Shrike still at western end of seawall just east of rubbish tip (Birdguides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (south side only): 1CY Yellow-legged Gull (West Warwick), 2 Egyptian Geese, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaffs, 3 W Warblers, ad GBBGull, 2 Com Sands, 11 Little Grebes, 73 GCGrebes, 9 Gadwall, 2 Grey Wags. More pointless DEFRA Ruddy Duck massacring tomorrow, apparently (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, c5 Chiffchaff, c4 Whitethroat, c5 Blackcap & 1 Stock Dove (David Lindo).
  • Alexandra Park: Tree Pipit flew northeast @ 0707, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warblers in Cricket Scrub. Unfortunately, it looks as if a pair of nesting Little Grebes have failed. They had at least one egg and if it had hatched it would have been the first successful record for the Park(Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Sedge Warbler, c10 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail (south), 4 Linnet (west), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Hobby (east), 1 Teal. (Laurence Pitcher) 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher (TeRNS).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Redshank (NE, 1045), 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 singing Chiffchaffs, 1 Yellow Wagtail (NW, 1100), c30 House Martins, 3 Swallows (Mark Pearson (Stoke Newington Birds)
  • Lake Farm CP, Hayes: Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Chiffchaffs, single Blackcaps and Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Swallows flew W and 1 Sparrowhawk (Peter Naylor).
  • Paradise Fields (Horsendon Hill): 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1+ Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 15+ Chiffchaff, juv Sparrowhawk, 6 juv Bullfinch, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Reed Bunting (Bill Haines).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cormorant, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Nuthatch, 10+Long-tailed Tit (John Watson)
  • St James's Park: 3 Egyptian Geese at lunchtime (Andrew Self)
  • Wood Green N22: Common Swift c9:00hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 ad male Sparrowhawk; 1 Common Buzzard; 1 ad Hobby; 2 Kestrel, together; 7 Red-legged Partridge,together, at Park Farm; 4 Green Woodpecker,(including 3 juvs); 2 Swallow, flew NW, 09.42 hrs.; 1 Meadow Pipit; 1 '1st-winter' male Common Redstart, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Whinchat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 2 Lesser Whitethroat; 4 Common Whitethroat; 5 Blackcap; 1 Chiffchaff; 2 Spotted Flycatcher, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Nuthatch; 1 juv Yellowhammer (Robert Callf).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 3 Little Grebe on Round Pond (Paul Bruty)
  • Aldenham CP: 2 Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat,(also 1 at Elstree Aerodrome) 3 Chiffchaff. 2 Swallow. 1 Kingfisher. 1 Little Grebe. 1 Ruddy, 1 Mandarin. (Steve Blake)
  • Regents Park: 4 Common Buzzards NE at 2.00pm, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, 15 Willow Warblers, 20+ Willow Warblers, 8 Swallows, 100 House Martins over the lake, Little Grebe with 2 two day old chicks (Tony Duckett).

September 3 2007

  • Wormwood Scrubs: c7 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, c12 Swallow, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c4 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, c5 Chiffchaff & c5 Meadow Pipit. (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Whitethroat (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: m Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2+ Garden Warblers, 5 Sedge Warblers, 5 Reed Warblers, 6 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Common Tern (high, NW), 37 House Martins, 4 Sand Martins, 1 Swallow, 1 Wigeon, c30 Gadwall, c25 Shoveler, m&f Reed Buntings - oh, and a single Linnet, the sum total of prolonged vis mig session! (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler) (Stoke Newington Birds) Common Redstart (m), 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat; + Clissold Park: Spotted Flycatcher (Tony Butler per TeRNS).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Snipe, juv Dunlin, Hobby, Greenland Wheatear, Wheatear, 17 Com Sands, 2 Little Egrets, c120 House Martins, 33 Shoveler, 8 Teal, m&f Sparrowhawks, 2 Kingfishers, Com Gull, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Reed Warblers, 27 Com Terns, 66 Great-crested Grebes (David Callahan).
  • South Norwood Lake:2 Mute Swan, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Greren Woodpecker, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, 10 Long-tailed Tit,1 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 10 Goldfinch (John Watson)
  • New Malden Station: Common Buzzard drifted slowly south at 11:20 (Nick Tanner).
  • East India Dock: Common Sandpiper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Common Tern upriver, 25 Cormorant, Willow Warbler (Richard Harrison).
  • Brent Res. 1 Whinchat, 2 C. Whitethroat, 1 L. Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Spot Fly. (Roy Beddard N.Bank, LBBrent only)
  • Regents Park: Common Buzzard SW at 12.35pm, 3 Sparrowhawks(1 migrant?) Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, 9 Egyptian Geese, 2 broods of Mallards (Tony Duckett)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, 60 House Martin, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Teal, Spotted Flycatcher, Snipe and 2 Green Sandpipers.(Dave Morrison)
  • Staines Res: in evening, 1st-winter Caspian Gull on N basin, then flew off S; also Pintail and two Dunlin, but overall very quiet (Rob Innes, Ken Purdey).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 juv male Sparrowhawk; 1 male Kestrel; 1 Tawny Owl, hooting, at 05.53 hrs.; 4 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Yellow Wagtail, together, Parkside Farm; 6 Whinchat,(3 together, Parkside Farm; 3 together, 'Barracks', at Vicarage Farm); 1 Common Whitethroat; 2 Blackcap; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Allotments; 1 Nuthatch; 6 Goldfinch, together; 20 Linnet, on overhead wires, Parkside Farm; 2 Bullfinch, at Vicarage Farm (1 along Leeging Beech Gutter, 1 ad female, Allotments)(Robert Callf).

September 2 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: juvenile Red-backed Shrike still at western end of seawall just east of rubbish tip; also Wood Sandpiper still on Aveley Pools, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Hobbies, Ruff and 4 Little Egrets (Birdguides) Tree Pipit. (Paul Hawkins, Dave Morrison)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: juv Osprey (colour-ringed) present 0630-0830 at least (this bird was from Rutland Water, and departed there at 2pm yesterday). Photo's on SBC website. Also Oystercatcher, 11 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover & 7 Yellow Wags (Dave Harris)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Little Egret low heading north, 1 Hobby, c4 Whinchat, c5 Meadow Pipit & c700 Rose-ringed Parakeet coming out of roost. (David Lindo & Frank Clark)
  • Alexandra Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap Cricket Scrub, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet over 8am, Sedge Warbler (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts, Stuart Harrington, James Arquette).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Spot Fly & Water Rail (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Wigeon (sub-adult m), Lesser Whitethroat (TeRNS)
  • East India Dock NR: 1 Yellow-legged Gull (adult), 9 Common Terns, 1 Gt Spotted Woodpecker(uncommon here), 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff (Gary A James).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 3 Little Grebe (Round Pond), 'Yellow-legged' Gull (per DMc), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, c15 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (in mixed flock near Police Station), 1 Coal Tit, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail (Paul Bruty)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 8 Little Egrets up river, 6 Common Sandpipers, 1 Tree Pipit, 26 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew, 7 Common Terns, Grey Seal, Whinchat, Yellow Legged Gull and 4 Common Whitethroats.(Dave Morrison)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Black-Headed Gull, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Greenfinch, 4 House Sparrow (John Watson)
  • Regents Park: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 10 Blackcaps, 6 Willow Warblers, 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 R N Parakeet, 8 Egyptian Geese (Tony Duckett).
  • Horsenden Hill: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch (Perivale Wood) and a late-ish Purple Hairstreak (Andy Culshaw).
  • Fairlop Waters :Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Swallows, House Martins, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 7 Great Crested Grebes, Butterflies - Comma, Small Heath, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown & Speckled Wood (Brendan Spooner)
  • Trent Park Area: 3(1m,2f) Mandarin, Lower Lake; 2 Sparrowhawk; 6 Red-legged Partridge, together, Park Farm; 1 juv Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 6 Whinchat,(3 together, Vicarage Farm, 3 together, Parkside Farm); 1 male Yellowhammer (Robert Callf).

September 1 2007

  • Brent Reservoir: Autumn Bird Count 64 species including Snipe, 2 Common Sands, 30 Swifts, 5 Reed Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, 20 Chiffchaffs & a Spot Fly (Brent Birders)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Swifts, 4 Swallows, 1 Meadow Pipit south, Whinchat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, juv Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher and juv Linnet all in cricket scrub area, Hobby behind reservoir, plus unidentified small parakeet sp at the new pond at 0720 only (Dominic Mitchell, Andrew Gardener).
  • Rainham RSPB: Red-Backed Shrike still, also Turtle Dove in cordite,pair of Bullfinch, 4 Whinchats, 5+ Yellow Wag, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Curlew, 3 Common Sand, c10 Common Terns, 3 Hobby. (Paul Hawkins, Shaun Harvey) also 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper.
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (N). 6 Little Egrets, at least 12 Common Sandpipers, and a blue and white Budgerigar with starling flock near pylons next to Lee.(Quentin Given)
  • Trent Park Area: 5(3 males, 2 females) Mandarin, Lower Lake; 1 ad female Sparrowhawk; 2 ad(m,f) Hobby, together, perched in Sweet Chestnut; 4 Swift, together, over Williams Wood; 3 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 juv Skylark, stubble field at Vicarage Farm; 4 Yellow Wagtail, together, maize crop, Parkside Farm; 5+ Swallow; 5 House Martin; 3 Whinchat,(2 together, Vicarage Farm, 1 Parkside Farm); 1 Lesser Whitethroat; 1 Common Whitethroat; 1 Spotted Flycatcher, allotments; c30 Linnet,at Parkside Farm; 1 male Yellowhammer (Robert Callf).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, single Black-headed Gull, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet,2 Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,2 Collard Dove, 2 Goldcrest,(John Watson Gavin Hawgood)
  • Regents Park: 2 Whinchats, 3 Grey Wagtails, Kingfisher, 6 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 8 Egyptian Geese (Tony Duckett).
  • Aldenham CP: 6 Yellow Wagtails. 50+ Swallows. 1 Spotted Flycatcher. 1 Hobby. 1 Mandarin. 1 Ruddy Duck. 5 Shoveler. 4 Gadwall. (Steve Blake)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1 Imm Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, (1 on island in the middle of the Slack !),1 Common Whitethroat (singing intermittently), 2 Lesser Whitethroats,3 Common Swifts, 2 Yellow Wagtails South at 3.04pm,2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Hobby. (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Cornmill Meadows: A trio of freshwater sandpipers, Green (4), Common (1) and Wood (1) along with 6 Snipe and a juvenile Water Rail feeding in front of the Wake hide. A Curlew flew over Bowyers Water earlier in the day. (Mike Oakland)
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch (Perivale Wood) (Andy Culshaw, David Howdon).

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