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Sunday 28th FebruaryEdit

  • Feltham: confident report of a Great White Egret in flooded fields off Green Lane (via Adam Cheeseman) -- THIS REPORT HAS SINCE BEEN CORRECTED (MARCH 24) AFTER THE BIRD TURNED OUT TO BE A NEAR ALBINO GREY HERON.
  • Crossness: 1st winter Caspian Gull (same bird as yesterday) flew west past golf centre at 1155; also adult Med Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults + 2nd winter) (John Archer).
  • Finchley: Waxwing still present by Total Garage opposite College Farm at 8.05am (BirdGuides). Still present at 11.00 and extremely watchable (Edward Imber). Still present at 12.00; also a flock of Redwing in the fields (James Palmer). Waxwing ate one of the tree's few remaining berries at 5pm (Andrew Haynes).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1st W Caspian Gull male on wader scrape till 1.20 pm when circled site then flew E along River Thames. Also Water pipit late am.(FJM)
  • Thamesmere: 2 Scaup (1st winter pair) still viewable from Morrisons car park this afternoon (John Archer).

  • Burgess Park: 2 Egyptian Geese late afternoon but no sign of Red-crested Pochard or Med Gull (John Archer).
  • Clapham Common: 300 Blackheaded Gulls, 5+ Common Gulls. Mount Pond: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Egyptian Geese, 37 Canada's, 17 Grey Lags, 11 Shovelor (6m,4f, 1 in eclipse), Calling Chaffinch 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 30+ Starling + usuals. Eagle Pond: single Egyptian Goose very aggressive to ducks suggest partner sitting on eggs on Island (Michael Mac).
  • East India Dock Basin / Bow Creek Eco Park: (late afternoon visit),2 Greylag, 16 Shelduck, 65 Teal, 33 Tufted Duck, 2 Redshank, singing Song Thrush, 42+ Greenfinch flew into roost behind Esso garage at 17:15hrs (Nick Tanner).
  • Greenford CP: Kingfisher (site tick) over small flooded ditch, 4 Redwing. Generally very quiet! (Neil Anderson)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: fem Red-crested Pochard still on Berwick Pond (BirdGuides).
  • Lonsdale Rd Reservoir: 1 Goldcrest, 4 Pochard, 2 Gadwall plus usuals (M Bourne)
  • Rainham Marshes: River-watch 9-12:30 produced staggering Gull counts - Black headeds at a rate of 2500-3000 an hour, all heading west. Significant numbers of GBB, and good numbers of LBB and HG. Highlight one ad Little Gull west at 10:34 (P Hawkins, J Lethbridge, P Street)
  • Staines Moor: Curlew west @ 7.32am, Dunlin on Colne @ 7.44am, 2 Water Pipit (Colne), 2 Redshank, 28 Common and 1 Jack Snipe all east side floods.(Dave Morrison and Greg Holland).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2500+ Gulls on playing fields/puddles at 2:30pm. Predominantly Black-headed (cf Rainham?) but also record count of Herring Gulls at 82 (J Lethbridge, T Harris, P Ferris)

Saturday 27th FebruaryEdit

  • Bedfont Lakes CP: 50 Barnacle Geese over SE at 8;15am, male Smew, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Shoveler, Stock Dove calling. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Brent Reservoir: female Scaup still (Brent Birders)
  • Crossness: 1st winter Caspian Gull off golf centre 2-4.30pm at least (Rich Bonser & John Archer).
  • Finchley: Waxwing still present by Total Garage opposite College Farm to at least 9.35 am - excellent views. Also female Blackcap in garden in North Finchley (John Colmans). Waxwing still after 16:00 at least (Leo Reich). Feeding by garage again at 16:50 (Ian Ellis); also 9 Collared Dove, 2 singing Coal Tit, 15+ Magpie at nearby College Farm plus (in the area) Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Fieldfare over and at least 6 Jackdaw (Des McKenzie).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Geese, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Shelduck, Goldcrest, 6 Golden Plover, 11 Redpoll over, 5 Water Rail, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, 12 Shoveler and 27 Teal.(Dave Morrison)
  • Isleworth: Black Redstart seen in garden 24 Feb and again today. Borough Road area. (Dennis Berry)
  • Maple Cross: 1 Red Kite at 13.45 (Andrew Moon)
  • Mollands Lane, South Ockendon: (15.00hrs). 1 Bittern (west lake), 1 female Smew, 1 Scaup (female winter). Also present were 3 very interesting Hi-bred type Ferruginous Duck/Tufted Duck (Worth a Check) ! Plus 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing). Amendment : Hi-breds 2 superficially very closely recalling Lesser Scaup. (Malcolm Riddler).
  • Staines Reservoir: Little Ringed Plover at N basin briefly 0755hrs, then flew off N; first-winter male and female Scaup S basin, plus five (per FJM) Black-necked Grebes (Rob Innes).
  • Stocker's Farm: 12 Teal, 2 Red Kites flew east at 12.15 (Andrew Moon)
  • Thamesmere: 2 Scaup (1st winter pair) still viewable from Morrisons car park (John Archer), also 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull early afternoon (Rich Bonser per JA).

  • Barking: m Blackcap in garden (Paul Hawkins)
  • Brookmill Park, Lewisham: drake Mandarin (Richard Bonser)
  • Burgess Park: drake Red-crested Pochard and 2 Egyptian Geese on the lake late morning (Richard Bonser)
  • Bushy Park: male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Canal Plantation (Roger Unite)
  • Canon's Farm and Banstead Woods: 1 Egyptian Goose and 5 Greylag Geese flew in and landed on the 'Buzzard Field' aka 'Big Field' at 11:10 and 2 of the Greylags flew south east at 11:48, no further sign of any at 13:00 (both first records for the site) (DKC), 1 Pheasant, 1 female Brambling, 2 Stonechats (male and female), 2 Little Owls, 22 Rooks, 11+ Yellowhammers, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Skylarks, 200+ of both Fieldfare and Redwing, 4 Bullfinches, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrests, 8+ Nuthatches, 2+ Coal Tits, 1-2 Mistle Thrushes, c.60 Linnets, 150+ Chaffinches, 25 Stock Doves, 13+ Pied Wagtails, 7+ Song Thrushes, 3+ Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets (David K Campbell/Kevin J McManus/Paul Goodman/Pauline & Greg/Mark Stanley et al)
  • East India Dock NR: 4 Greylag Goose east, 31 Tufted Duck, 9 Redshank (Bow Creek roost).(Gary A James).
  • Fairlop Gravel Works: 22 Greylag Geese, 159 Canada Geese, c90 Mallard, 87 Teal, 9 Pochard, 26 Shoveler, 31 Gadwall, c70 Tufted Duck, female Goldeneye, 7 Little Grebe, 3 GCGrebe, c80 Coot, c25 Moorhen, c200 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 48 Golden Plover, 7 Snipe, 44 Stock Dove, c90 Wood Pigeon, mKestrel, mPheasant, Woodcock, 17 Skylark, 14 Meadow Pipit, GSWP, 5 GWP, 20 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, Jackdaw, 2 Jay, Greenfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 70 Fieldfare, Reed Bunting (DEH) Fairlop Gravel Works - New Nature Reserve Proposals - Help Needed
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 2 Firecrest, together, feeding in Holly, 13:45 - 13:58 GMT; 1 singing male Goldcrest; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 1 male Shoveler; 1 singing male Stock Dove; 3+ Ring-necked Parakeet; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, drumming; 3 singing male Song Thrush; 3 Redwing; 1 Coal Tit; 2 Long-tailed Tit; 5 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 14+ Siskin, feeding in Alders (Robert Callf).
  • Lynster's Farm, Maple Cross: 1 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Moon)
  • One Tree Hill, Honour Oak Park: flushed 1 Woodcock 5.30pm (Paul Underwood)
  • Rickmansworth Sailing Club: 3 Goosander (inc 1 drake) & 2 Grey Wagtail. (Jon Ridge).
  • Ruislip Lido:1 Little Egret flew southwest at 17:50 & 16 Shoveler on the reservoir. (Jon Ridge).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Oystercatcher, Little Egret. 2 Shelduck, Woodcock, 70+ Fieldfare, c100 Linnet. 2 Bullfinch. (Steve B)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs am: 66 Shoveler, 52 Teal, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 fem Goosander (Lockwood), 1 Dudley Ruck, Slavonian Grebe (Lockwood), 8 Shelduck, 80 Fieldfare, male Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Wagtail (S Fisher)

Friday 26th FebruaryEdit

  • Canon's Farm and Banstead Woods: Red Kite flew south south west, 2 Common Buzzards, 60+ Jackdaws, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Coal Tits, 2 Goldcrests, a handful of Nuthatches, 2 singing Skylark, 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet (KJM)
  • Finchley: one Waxwing still at Total Garage on Regents Park Road opposite College Farm at 11:30 (Birdguides); no sign 12:30-13:30 (JL, PW); 13.30 more photos taken, posted ... (Ben Epstein). Present 14:35-50 (Jon Ridge) with photos on Birdguides (Richard Jones). Back in tree 15.20-15.40 (Andrew Verrall); I'm thinking of a word, it begins with B. (JL) Waxwing (f) back in tree at 16.30, ridiculously tame. (Dan Barrett)
  • Regent's Park: female Smew still present (Tony Duckett).
  • St James's Park: 1st-winter Med Gull down to 1 metre at north side at 12.30 (Andrew Self)
  • Rainham RSPB: ad Med Gull on river at 11:00am (Paul Hawkins)
  • Thamesmere (lake by Thamesmead Morrison's superstore): 2 Scaup (1st winter drake and 1st winter female), Shoveler, 21 Pochard, 110 Tufted Duck (John Archer).

  • Brookmill Park: drake Mandarin still on pond (John Archer).
  • Clissold Park: male Brambling again this morning at the feeding station. (John Murray)
  • Crayford Marshes: Green Sandpiper, pair of Pintail, Little Egret, c45 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, m Stonechat, 5 Long-tailed tits, 8 Meadow Pipits, 3 Skylark. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness: ad Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit (almost full summer plumage littoralis), 2 Common Sandpipers (John Archer).
  • Horsenden Hill ( Paradise Fields): 10 Canada Geese, 11m/3f Mallard, m Reed Bunting, 3 Song Thrush, Redwing, C100 Common and 100 Black-headed Gulls ( Berkeley Fields) ( Martin Smith)
  • Little Britain Lake: 2 Mandarin 1m 1f, 2 Goldcrest, 10+ Grey Heron, Pochard, Song Thrush, Flock Long-tailed Tits, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Wrens, 15+ Canada Geese, 6 Mute Swans (Sue Giddens).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 1 drake Gadwall on the main pond, 1 Little Owl showing well in the usual tree at 17:30, 5 Grey Heron, Fieldfare & Redwing numbers down. (Jon Ridge).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: a new hybrid Aythya - a drake, superficially resembling Scaup sp. at distance, but with various features confirming mixed parentage, perhaps most likely Common Pochard x Tufted Duck. Photographs on the site. The third hybrid Aythya of the season; worth a look at the photos in case it visits your waterbody... (Mark Pearson Hackney Wildlife)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Water Rail, 2 Red Kite. (Steve Blake)
  • Vauxhall Park: Mistle Thrush singing, species not seen here in previous years, pr Canada Geese over 1st for me, 1 Long Tailed Tit (Michael Mac).
  • Wyvil Estate (Lambeth): House Sparrows chirping, starting to come to nest sites (Michael Mac).
  • Oakwood Park, N14: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 Fieldfare; 50+ Redwing; 1 singing male Dunnock (Robert Callf).

Thursday 25th FebruaryEdit

  • Henly's Corner, Finchley N3: Waxwing all afternoon in a roadside tree by the Total garage on Regents Park Road, opposite College Farm. Terrible picture taken through driving rain uploaded to photo gallery (Ben Epstein).
  • Ruislip Lido: Smew pair still present this morning (BirdGuides).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Slavonian Grebe still on Lockwood Reservoir today; also 3 Little Grebe, 5+ GC Grebe, 4 Greylag, 2m4f Goosander, f Goldeneye, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, but no sign of Dusky Warbler on relief channel 12:30-1.30pm (J Lethbridge)
  • Boston Manor Park: pr Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, 8 Tufted Duck. (Adam Cheeseman)

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Tawny Owl in usual spot, up to 4 GS Woodpecker, 2 drumming (JL per MJP)
  • Alexandra Park: Sparrowhawk, Jackdaw (David Callahan).
  • Bruce Castle Pk., N17: c10 Redwing. (TeRNS)
  • Burnt Oak: Little Egret feeding in Silk Stream off Dryfield Road at lunchtime (Donald Lyven)
  • Clissold Park: male Brambling at the feeding station at 11am - thanks Mark!!; also Goldcrest nr Deer enclosure (J Lethbridge), still present p.m. in its favoured 'non-feeding' spot by the council enclosure and sub-singing, also c60 Redwings (MJP) (a pleasure Jonathan)
  • Crossness: 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 ads + 2nd winter), 2 Common Sandpipers, 6 Oystercatchers, 2+ Curlew, 6 Wigeon, 24 Shoveler (John Archer).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 1 imm Grey Heron; 3(2m,1f) Shoveler;3(2m,1f) Pochard; 1 female Sparrowhawk; 6 Stock Dove, including two singing males; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 singing male Song Thrush; 6 Goldcrest, including two singing males; 5 Long-tailed Tit; 4 Nuthatch; 30+ Siskin (Robert Callf).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 white-fronted geese and female red-crested pochard still on Berwick Reservior, also c100 fieldfare, c50 linnet, woodcock, 13 snipe, male bullfinch (James Astley).
  • Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens: 9 Egyptian Goose, pr Mandarin Duck, pr Gadwall, 30 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe (1 trilling), Great Crested Grebe on rudimentary nest, fem Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon (probable m) west over Buck Hill 12:05hrs, 7 Stock Dove (1 singing), Tawny Owl showing well, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 singing Dunnock, 17 Fieldfare, 14 Song Thrush, minimum of 244 Redwing on site (most of which were 'singing' but mobile), 5 singing Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, singing Nuthatch, 2 singing Treecreeper, 2 Goldfinch http://hpkg.blogspot.com (Des McKenzie).
  • Kensal Green: Dunnock, singing Song Thrush (Charlie Farrell)
  • Little Britain: 1 Egyptian Goose, Chiffchaff, 3 Ring Necked Parakeet, 6 Grey Herons, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Wrens,2 Pied Wagtails,2 Stock Doves.15+ Canada Geese.7 Mute Swans.(Sue Giddens)
  • Paddington Green: 25+ Herring Gull at local rooftop colony, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, singing Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Seven Sisters: Mistle Thrush in large tree near tube station at 9:30am (J Lethbridge)
  • St James's Park: 1st-winter Med Gull again at 1pm on north side; also Egyptian Goose and White Pelican flying around (Andrew Self)
  • Staines Moor: c25 Skylark, c30 Linnet (Nigel Sluman)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe (Nigel Sluman, FJM)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: female presumed Greater Scaup x Tufted Duck still, Water Rail, c30 Redwings (MJP)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: 20+ Redwing, singing Mistle Thrush (1st for year), yesterday male House Sparrow (1st for year) (Bob Watts).
  • Waterworks NR: Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 15 Teal (J Lethbridge)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c20 Siskin: 75 Fieldfare: 10 Redwing: 1 Treecreeper: 2 Lapwing: 2 Skylark W: 3 Mandarin: 4 Teal: 220 Common Gull at Ellern Meade Farm (John Colmans)

Wednesday 24th FebruaryEdit

  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Whitefronted Geese still present along with 140 Fieldfares and Red Crested Pochard.(Dave Morrison)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bitterns (Birdguides). No sign of the Willow Warbler at Queen Elizabeth Walk in the afternoon. (Jon Ridge).(not seen since 18th - BENHG). (Reported on the 20th according to LWC website - JR).
  • Regent's Park: female Smew, 100 Redwings, Siskin (Tony Duckett).
  • Ruislip Lido: pair Smew (Dick Middleton)
  • Staines Reservoir: two Slavonian Grebes on the N basin; also at Staines four Black-necked Grebes and a first-winter drake Scaup (Ken Purdey, Bob Warden, per REI).

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Tawny Owl, singing Blackcap (Mark Pearson Hackney Wildlife)
  • Banstead Downs Golf Course: Firecrest still along the wooded footpath at around 4pm though elusive. Access via Burdon Lane, Belmont (DKC)
  • Bromley Town Parks: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Coal Tits, 7 Redwings, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, singing Chaffinch, Dunnock, Wren & Song Thrush [Church House Gardens] c. 60 Redwings [Martins Hill ] (Barry Wooding)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 4 Redshank, 2 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 30 Mallard, 7 Canada Geese, Stock Dove, 4 Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker calling, pr Mistle Thrush, 8 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, Song Thrush singing, Grey Wagtail, pr Pied Wagtail (S Fisher)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, male Blackcap singing, drake Mandarin, 2 Goldcrest (female + male singing like mad). (Philip Lowden).
  • Crayford Marshes: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egrets, 12 Wigeon, 34 Gadwall, c270 Dunlin, 46 Redshank, 18 Linnet, 4 Skylarks, c80 Lapwing, 46 Teal. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Greenland Dock: 2 Greylag Geese (I rarely see them here). (Philip Lowden).
  • Kensal Green: singing Song Thrush (charlie Farrell)
  • Ladywell Fields, Lewisham: Many Redwings in trees. (Philip Lowden).
  • Larkhall Park: 3 Mistle Thrush on the grass, 5 House Sparrow, 3 Greenfinch - 1 singing, 1 singing Great Tit, 2 Black-headed Gulls, 55 Feral Pigeons, 2+ Blackbirds (Michael Mac).
  • Nine Elms/Estate Community Garden: pr Dunnock, 1 singing Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Blue tits on feeder (Michael Mac).
  • Prae Wood, St Albans: 2 Red Kite (+1 outside LNHS), 5+ Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (J Lethbridge, P Whiteman).
  • Rainham Creek: Cettis Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, long Tailed Tit, singing Song Thrush, (Richard Harrison).
  • South Norwood Lake: 3 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, pair Greylag Goose, , 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormornt, c80 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, male Sparrowhawk, 1 Jackdaw (over) 3 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, c50 Redwing, 3 singing Song Thrush, 2 singing Dunnock, 3 singing Chaffinch, 2 Collared Dove, pair Long-tailed Tit (nest building) 2 House Sparrow, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Southwark Bridge: adult Great Black-backed Gull feeding on dead fish (Reuben Braddock)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Water Rail, very little else (MJP)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 Stock Dove, 2 Nuthatch, 3 GSW, Sparrowhawk (Tom Smith)
  • Trent Park: 4(2m,2f) Mandarin Duck, Lower Lake; 10(8m,2f) Pochard, Lower Lake; 6(4m,2f) Tufted Duck, Lower Lake; 1 Green Woodpecker, Icehouse Wood; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, together, Icehouse Wood; 1 Goldcrest, Icehouse Wood; 2 Nuthatch; 3 Treecreeper (Robert Callf).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 3 Tree Sparrow, 3+ Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Dunnock, 5-6 Common Buzzard in flying visit (us not the birds) (J Lethbridge, P Whiteman)
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 1 Woodcock, flushed, Sidhil's Field, 09:23 GMT; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Fieldfare; 1 singing male Skylark; 6 Dunnock, including four singing males; 1 Nuthatch; 7 Goldfinch; 2(m&f) Bullfinch, together, Sidhil's Field (Robert Callf).
  • Wanstead Park: Water Rail (The Dell), 50 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 110 Coot, 3 RNP's, 4 Stock Dove, 8 Gadwall, 1 Greylag, 2 Little Grebe on Basin, male Coal Tit (golf course), 4 Shoveler. Wanstead Flats: 13 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 6 Greylags, 500+ Mew Gulls, 600+ Black-headed Gulls, 12 Lesser Black-backs, 2+ singing male Skylarks (S Fisher).
  • Enfield Road, EN2: 1 male Blackcap, in garden (Robin White per RMC).

Tuesday 23rd FebruaryEdit

  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: no sign of Dusky Warbler between 08:30 and 12:00, but Slavonian Grebe on Lockwood still, plus Peregrine, Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 4 Chiffchaffs (Roy Woodward on londonBirders Yahoo group).

  • Bromley-by-Bow: 1 Water Rail (opp Channelsea business park), 10+ Moorhen, 2 Redshank, 4 Gadwall, 8 Redwing, Pair of Stock Doves, 4 Long-tailed Tits, 4+ Chaffinch (males singing), 4 Canada Geese, Great-spotted Woodpecker (S Fisher)
  • Brook Green (Hammersmith): 1 Redwing (feeding on ground), 14 Black-headed Gull (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Chingford Plain: 1 Buzzard (Ian Woodward)
  • Epping Forest (Connaught Waters area): 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (f), 1 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreepers, 2 Wigeon, 32 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard (Ian Woodward)
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 2(m&f) Firecrest, together, feeding in Holly, 10:58 - 11:08 GMT; 2 Goldcrest, together, feeding in Holly; 1 Great Crested Grebe (full summer-plumage); 2(m&f) Shoveler; 5 Stock Dove, including one singing male; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 Song Thrush, including two singing males; 3 Nuthatch; 2 Trecreeper, including one singing male; 4 Long-tailed Tit; 19 Siskin; 7 Lesser Redpoll, feeding in Birch (Robert Callf).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (brief visit): colour-ringed Greylag Goose (white 3VU on left), 10 Egyptian Goose, pr Mandarin Duck, 5 Gadwall (2 pr and a male), 45 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe (1 trilling), 4w argentatus type Herring Gull, 5 Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, 8-9 Mistle Thrush, 2 singing Goldcrest, singing Nuthatch, 39 Magpie (Des McKenzie); the goose was banded at Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve (Kent sector) on 16th June 2002 and this is the first control (thanks to Roger Taylor / Dartford Ringing Group - DMc)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 37 Redwing in 1 tree (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming) 2singing Chaffinch, 2 singing Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Cetti's Warbler (after 'absence' of several weeks), 3 Water Rails (Mark Pearson Hackney Wildlife)
  • Trent CP: 1m Goosander, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk, pr Mandarin Ducks. (TeRNS)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Shelduck, Snipe, 3 Tree Sparrow. (Steve B)
  • Wanstead Flats: ad Great Black-backed Gull flew SE at 8:20am. Wicked. Also Snipe, 12 Meadow Pipit, 15+ Skylark (3 Song-flighting), 11 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Kestrel, 4 Goldfinch (J Lethbridge)
  • Roding Valley Park and surrounding area: 6 Redwings, 22 Common Gulls, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush [indeed, five species of thrush in all], Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson).

Monday 22nd FebruaryEdit

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Tawny Owl, 2 male Blackcaps, c10 GS Woodpeckers (inc. 5 together), flock of c25 Chaffinches, 2 Goldcrests (Mark Pearson Hackney Wildlife).
  • Alexandra Park: c15 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Jackdaw, 4 Little Grebes (David Callahan).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Gadwall, 20+ Mallard, 1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Long-tailed Tit, Kestrel, Canada Goose, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Pied Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, also 4 Linnet over West Ham Station (S Fisher)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 3(2m,1f) Shoveler, Carr's Basin; 6(3m,3f) Pochard, Carr's Basin; 3(2m,1f) Tufted Duck, Carr's Basin; 3(2 ad., 1 imm) Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Green Woodpecker; 29 Redwing; 1 singing male Mistle Thrush; 1 Goldcrest; 3 Long-tailed Tit (Robert Callf).
  • Enfield Road, EN2 : 1 female Kestrel, perched (Robert Callf).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 64 Mute Swan, 11 Egyptian Goose, 2 pr Mandarin Duck, 2 pr Gadwall, 48 Shoveler, pr Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtial, c10 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush (5 singing), Coal Tit, 5 singing Chaffinch (Des McKenzie).
  • London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit, Bittern (BirdGuides)/
  • Margravine Cemetery: at least 55 Redwing feeding on ground with at least 15 mixed finches (mostly Goldfinch), 1 Jay (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Neasden station: c20 Siskin over at 07.30 (Andrew Self)
  • Paddington Green: 15+ Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 5 Golden Plover (three in fields & two over), 2 Teal (pair) on the main pond, 1 Little Owl, 170 Fieldfare & 80 Redwing. (Jon Ridge).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c100 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c75 Redwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, c50 Starling, 3 singing Chaffinch, 2singing Dunnock, 1 Song Thrush, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Trent Park: Goosander (m), 5 Pochard (4m,f), 3 Tufted Duck (2m,f), Mandarin (m). ( Pete Lowman).
  • Epping Forest - Honey Lane Quarters - 1 Buzzard on ground - same bird as yesterday's? (Nigel May)
  • Greenford Park Cemetery: 1 GS Woodpecker, c30 Redwing. (Roger Dewey)
  • Stockwell GP Surgery: Male Peregrine flew by (Michael Mac).

Sunday 21st FebruaryEdit

  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: DUSKY WARBLER still present, showing briefly at 08:50 but very elusive in the rain; also Slavonian Grebe (Lockwood), 2 Chiffchaffs, 5f1m Goosanders, Common Sandpiper (No5), Little Egret (R Lea), 92+ Fieldfare, 18+ Redwing, 90+ Shoveler, 1m8f Goldeneye, 3 GBB Gulls (David Callahan); Dusky Warbler still present at 2 pm (RBA).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Geese still on Berwick Reservior until 1330 at least when flew south-west with Greylags. Fem Red-crested Pochard still present. (James Astley)

  • Broadwater Lake: 1 Little Egret, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 11 Chiffchaff, 18 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll & 3 Bullfinch (Simon Buckingham)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: male Blackcap briefly in edge by Hooks Hall Pond, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 20+ Redwing,13+ Stock Dove, Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck. ( V.Halley-Frame ).
  • Denham Country Park: at least 60 Siskin in alders by Denham Quarry Lake (Martin Sullivan).
  • East India Dock Basin NR / Bow Creek Eco Park: 18 Shelduck, c160 Teal, 41 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, Lapwing NW, 18 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, adult male Black Redstart, singing Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Nick Tanner).
  • Lonsdale Rd Res WeBS: 2 Dabchick, 6 Canada Geese, 33 Mallard, 31 Teal, 2 pr Gadwall, 48 Tufted Duck, 14 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 78 Black-headed + 7 Common Gulls (Neil Anderson)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 1 Cetti's Warbler showing well, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, 3 Mistle Thrush. Walthamstow Marsh: 20+ Meadow Pipits in Cow field, 100 Thrushes 60:40 Fieldfare/Redwing Horse paddock and another 150, similar ratio to the South of the Stables, Singing Linnet(s) 2 Singing Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 5 Shoveler (inc 3 drakes) on the main pond, 1 Snipe, 198 Fieldfare & 110 Redwing on the main pond fields. (Jon Ridge).
  • Ruislip: 2 Smew on the Lido, Woodcock over New Years Green Lane (Martin Sullivan).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck,70+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, c40 Redwing, c12 Fieldfare, 2 Pied wWagtail, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Nuthatch, 4singing Chaffinch, 3 singing Dunnock, 6+ Long-tailed Tit, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Thames(Putney-Barnes Bridges) WeBS:14 Cormorant, 6 Heron, 5 Mute Swan, 81 Canada + 6 Egyptian Geese, 1 Shelduck, 235 Mallard, 373 Teal, 17 Gadwall, 45 Tufted Duck, f.Mandarin with m.Wood Duck (by Hammersmith Bridge), 14 Coot, 12 Moorhen, c1380 Black-headed, 24 Common, 90 Herring, 17 Lesser Black-backed + 2 Great Black-backed Gulls (Neil Anderson)
  • Waltham Abbey - A121: 1 Buzzard v low across road from Jewish Cemetery (Nigel May).

Saturday 20th FebruaryEdit

  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: DUSKY WARBLER still present this morning 0720-1140 at least (a few lousy photos on the blog - northern rustic, a few other lousy photos here http://ispot.org.uk/node/20441); also Slavonian Grebed still, six Goldeneye (males displaying), 8 Shelduck, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 4+ Chiffchaffs, 3 Little Egrets (Mark Pearson). Dusky Warbler still showing at 16.30 (Birdguides).
  • Brent Reservoir: female Scaup (Brent Birders)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: No sign of Pinkfeet, 3 Whitefronted Geese present still. Also female Marsh Harrier over, Red-crested Pochard, Common Buzzard and Woodcock.(Dave Morrison); m Yellowhammer (J Lethbridge)
  • William Girling Res (viewed from Mansfield Park): 1 Great Northern Diver, c25 Black-necked Grebe, Green Sandpiper (Neil Anderson). Red-necked Grebe 15.00 (Birdguides - observer(s)?). WeBS count (13.55-16.30) included 28 B-n Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 12 GC Grebe, GN Diver, 10 Goosander, female R-b Merganser, 19 Goldeneye, 42 Gadwall, 122 Teal, 65 Tufted Duck, 6 Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper, ad Yellow-legged Gull but no R-n Grebe (Roy Woodward & Andy Reid).

  • Alexandra Park: Linnet west, male Siskin east, 10+ Lesser Redpoll Scrub, female Blackcap & 4 Shoveler Boating Lake, Grey Wagtail (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener).
  • Crossness: 2 Common Buzzards, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Curlew, Oystercatcher, 2 Jackdaws. (Kev Jarvis,P.Grin).
  • Danemead NR, Broxbourne Woods: Hawfinch at about 13:45, 3+ Nuthatch (JHVS, J Thompson, J Lethbridge)
  • East India Dock NR & Bow Creek Ecology Park: 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Reed Bunting, 8 Shelduck, c120 Teal, Redshank (Aaron C-Partridge).
  • Fullham Reach (Thames): c370 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (1 1W), 9 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull (2 1W, 1 sub-ad), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 41 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, House Sparrow (1f calling at Riverside Studios, at least 9 at near Rainville Court) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Harmondsworth Moor: 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Reed Bunting, 16 Pochards, 2 Mute Swans, 8+ Common Gulls, 7 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Herring Gull (Sue Giddens).
  • Kensal Green Cemetery: c70 Redwing gathering to roost, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Dunnock, 4 Chaffinch (1 singing), 3 Greenfinch, Wren(Charlie Farrell)
  • Lea Valley - Netherhall / Glen Faba: 120 Wigeon, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Snipe, Stock Dove, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, 2 GS Woodpecker, 100+ mixed flock Fieldfare (c70) & Redwing (Nigel May).
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Pintail, Shelduck, Egyptian Geese, Common Pochard, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, other common ducks, Water Rail, Common Snipe, Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Redwings, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk (pr) - (Angus Innes, Martin Honey).
  • Margravine Cemetery: 1 Jackdaw over, c40 Redwing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk (soaring by hospital then over cemetery & chased by crow) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 4 Shoveler on the main pond, 1 Snipe, 183 Fieldfare, 70 Redwing, 3 Coot & 12 Canada Goose. (Jon Ridge).
  • Ruislip: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreper (Park Wood), 2 Lesser Redpoll, Buzzard (Bayhurst Wood), 5 Nuthatch (Copse Wood), 4 Bullfinch (Lido), Little Egret, Kingfisher (River PInn), Little Owl, 2 Skylark (New Years Green Lane) (Steve Pash).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Jackdaw, 6+ Ring-necked Parakeet, c40 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Chaffinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Coal Tit, c8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 jay, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Trent Park: 2 Goosander m-f, 8 Pochard, 7 Mandarin (3m 4f), 20 Black-headed Gulls standing on ice, 6 Bullfinch in hawthorn, 1 singing Dunnock, 1 Wren, 1 Long-tailed Tit, Carrion Crow buzzing f Sparrowhawk all at Lower Pond. Common Buzzard high over woods. 2nd Common Buzzard very low at Vicarage Farm + Kestrel, G S Woodpecker and 2 Redwing, 4 Green Woodpecker around Enfield Road fields. 1 Nuthatch at Cafe feeder, pr Song Thrush at Triangular Wood Note: Worth noting not one Ring-necked Parakeet! (Michael Mac).
  • Vauxhall: m Peregrine perched on office building (Michael Mac).
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring-necked Parakeet, 8 Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Linnet, 1m 2f Reed Bunting (J Lethbridge)
  • West Thurrock: Oystercatcher, 6 Black-tailed Godwits (J Lethbridge).
  • KGV Res: 177 Pochard, 234 Tufted Duck, 22 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 16 R Ducks, 2 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall (Roy Woodward)

Friday 19th FebruaryEdit

  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: DUSKY WARBLER showing well in bushes in southeast corner of Wildmarsh East at 09.50; park in Sandpiper Close (map) off Sinnott Road; earlier seen along east side of drainage channel at NE end of Lockwood Reservoir until 08:51 at least, plus Slavonian Grebe (EssexBirders Yahoo group/Birdguides); Still showing very well in evening sun, up to 16:45 at least, back just north of Lockwood res. Also chiffchaff & Slav Grebe still (J.Murray).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Pink-footed Geese, 3 White-fronted Geese and Red-crested Pochard still present.(Dave Morrison). Pink-footed Geese flew toward Wennington Marshes, Rainham, early afternoon but could not be relocated there (Ian & Roy Woodward).
  • Rainham Marshes (along seawall to viewpoint behind landfill): Yellow-legged Gull, Caspian Gull (probably 2 - 1 2nd winter, 1 3rd winter), 7 Corn Bunting, 20+ Stock Dove, Pintail, Curlew, Peregrine (Roy & Ian Woodward, Nigel May).
  • Regent's Park: 1f Smew, 26m Herons on territories, Water Rail, 100+ Redwings, Treecreeper (Tony Duckett).
  • William Girling Reservoir: Red-necked Grebe still; also 25 Black-necked Grebes. View from Mansfield Park (Birdguides). Also Great Northern Diver still there, 16 Goldeneye and f Goosander. (Dave Morrison, J Lethbridge and several other observers). Still all present at dusk, with Goosanders increased to 6 (Ian & Roy Woodward).

  • Burgess Park: Mediterranean Gull and 2 Egyptian Geese still present, thanks to Richard Bonser for reporting this! (Philip Lowden).
  • Canon's Farm: 1 Cormorant flew south west, 15 Yellowhammers, 6 Rooks, 2 Bullfinches, 3 Skylarks, 26 Linnets, 1 male Kestrel, 4 Stock Doves, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Mistle Thrushes, very few Fieldfares and Redwings, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (DKC/KJM). 1 Tawny Owl heard calling last night (dog-walker/local resident).
  • Crayford Marshes: Little Owl, Rock Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, c80 Fieldfare, 47 Redwing, 3 Jackdaw, 35 Linnet, 4 Skylark. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Harlow - Marks Bushes/Latton Park: Hawfinch, 5 Goldcrests, 3 Treecreepers, 2 Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk, Coal Tits (Roy Woodward).
  • Margravine Cemetery: at least 45 Redwing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (resident male busy chasing intruder, lots of drumming on trees and aerial) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Oakwood Park, N14: 2 Canada Goose, Conservation Pond; 2(m&f) Great Spotted Woodpecker, together; 2 Pied Wagtail; 3 Fieldfare; 5 Song Thrush, including one singing male; 28 Redwing; 3 Mistle Thrush; 4 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Nuthatch; 1 Lesser Redpoll, over calling; 5(1 singing male,4 female) Greenfinch, 2(1 singing male, 1 female) Chaffinch (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 1 Common Buzzard over at 13:40, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Shoveler (pair) on the main pond, 7 Grey Heron & 55 Fieldfare. (Jon Ridge).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck 30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 imm Herring Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c 20 Redwing,3 Song Thrush (2singing) 3 singing Chaffinch, 2 singing Dunnock, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 House Sparrow, (John Watson)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: female presumed Greater Scaup x Tufted Duck still, singing Blackcap in LWT garden, 5 Reed Buntings at feeders, 2+ Water Rails (MJP)
  • Trent Park: 2 Goosander (m,f), 8 Pochard (7m,f), 15 Mandarin (10m,5f), 3 Tufted Duck (2m,f) (Pete Lowman). 2 (m&f) Goosander, Lower Lake; 12 (7m,5f) Mandarin Duck; 8 (7m,1f) Pochard, Lower Lake; 3 (2m,1f) Tufted Duck, Lower Lake; 1 Common Buzzard, over Moat Wood; 2 Kestrel (1f near Equestrian Centre, 1m over Lower Lake); 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Williams Wood; 3 Song Thrush (1 singing male, Shaws Wood, 2, including one singing male, by Lower Lake); 5 Nuthatch (2 Williams Wood, 2 Nature Trail, 1 Ride Wood); 4 Treecreeper (2 Williams Wood, 1 Rough Lot, 1 Moat Wood); 6 Bullfinch (1 pr Dew Pond, 2 prs feeding on buds, by Lower Lake) (Robert Callf).]
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: Slavonian Grebe (DMH).
  • Wandle Creek/Thames: 2 m Teal, 6 Gadwall (1 f), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 1 G C Grebe (Thames), 2 Mute Swans, 2 Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Goldfinch, 12 Magpie making a racket, pr Great Tit, 1 f Chaffinch, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet flying over Thames (Michael Mac).

Thursday 18th FebruaryEdit

  • Tottenham Marshes: DUSKY WARBLER in the part of the marshes north of the Lockwood Reservoir, which is where it was seen yesterday afternoon (Nigel May per Roy Woodward) - but beware of 2 or 3 Chiffchaffs in same area! Also Slavonian Grebe on Lockwood, fem Goosander, & 1 R**** D***. (Nigel May)
  • Crossness: Pair of Scaup (1st winter drake + 1st winter female) on Southmere Lake. (Kev Jarvis, John Archer, Ian Miller).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bitterns (Wildside), Water Pipit, 4+ Cetti's Warblers, c85 Lapwing, etc. (Mark Pearson & LWT group); also 3 Bitterns, 6 Pintail, 2 Rock Pipits, Willow Warbler (present for 4th day inc. subsong)(BENHG)
  • William Girling Res: Red-necked Grebe and at least 21 Black-necked Grebes seen from Mansfield Park, plus Great Northern Diver (Nigel May & Dave Hutley); Great Northern Diver, 18 Black-necked Grebe and 2 m Goosander at 4pm, but no sign of RN Grebe (J Lethbridge)
  • Staines Res: m Scaup still on south Basin at 2pm (J Lethbridge)

  • Canon's Farm and Banstead Woods: 1 male Brambling, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Owl, 9 Yellowhammers, 1 Meadow Pipit, 13+ Skylarks, c.250 Fieldfares, c.230 Redwings, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 2 male Kestrels, 6+ Bullfinches, 2 Treecreepers, 8 Coal Tits, 5 Nuthatches, 2 Stock Doves, 100-150 Chaffinches, 20+ Linnets, 28 Pied Wagtails, 5+ Mistle Thrushes, 4 Song Thrushes, 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Ring-necked Parakeets (DKC).
  • Crayford Marshes: c70 Teal, 2 Pintail (m&f), 19 Shoveler, 6 Shelduck. (JJShaw)
  • Colney Heath: 67+ Siskin, 5 Lesser Redpoll. (Steve Blake)
  • Hackney Downs, E5: 8 Redwing. (TeRNS)
  • Harmondsworth Moor: 1 Little Egret.(Sue Giddens)
  • Horsenden Hill: 1f Pochard,1m Gadwall (Paradise Fields) , c60 Redwing with 40 Starling (Home field),3 Song Thrush (Martin Smith)
  • Kensal Green: 2 Dunnock, Song Thrush (singing), 3 Goldfinch, 3 House Sparrow (Charlie Farrell).
  • Margravine Cemetery: 2 Mistle Thrush (having verbal match with Magpie), at least 35 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Paddington Green: Grey Wagtail, 2 singing Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Water Rail, 2 Shelduck, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 20+ Rook. (Steve Blake)
  • Kensington Green: male Sparrowhawk, 2 singing Dunnock,(John Watson)

Wednesday 17th FebruaryEdit

  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: DUSKY WARBLER: still at 09.05, at northeast end of Lockwood Reservoir on east bank of concrete channel TQ356907. Park by Fishermen's Lodge on south side of A503 Ferry Lane opposite Ferry Boat Inn, cross road and walk north on east side of reservoir and through gate in northeast corner. Permit required if going in reservoir complex (£1 Day permits available on site from office on south side) (Birdguides); NB - best viewed from grassy bank of Lockwood Reservoir or concrete channel edge just below, as bird gets elusive and quiet if too close. Still present 16:51pm (RBA).
    Slavonian Grebe still present along with 1m5f Goldeneye, f Goosander, 6 Shelduck (Lockwood); 60+ Shoveler 10+ Teal (EW), 50 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing (EW/#5) & a Chiffchaff on Tottenham Marsh from N bank of Lockwood (L Bodini)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Two Pink-footed Geese on Wennington Marshes still, also Short-eared Owl over tip by the Stone Barges 3.25-3.50pm. (Sean Huggins)
  • Beddington SF: female Marsh Harrier west over; also adult Mediterranean Gull (Birdguides)
  • Walton Reservoir: 55 Barnacle Geese & Black-necked Grebe (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park: 1f Smew, 12 Teal, 50+ Redwings, Lesser Redpoll (Tony Duckett).

  • Battersea Rise Cemetery: Egyptian Goose in nest hole (video), 20+ Redwing, 1 m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Jay, 2 Starling, 2 pair Ring-necked Parakeets, 14 Woodpigeon, 1 calling Great Tit, 1 calling Greenfinch, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Black-headed Gull with summer plumage - over (Michael Mac).
  • Bolinbroke Stock Pond: 1 m Egyptian Goose, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet in rotten tree, 22 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 pair Canada Geese but no Mallard (Michael Mac).
  • Burgess Park: adult Mediterranean Gull still on the lake (and now largely moulted into summer plumage); also 2 Egyptian Geese (Richard Bonser).
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  • Canon's Farm and Banstead Woods: 1 male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Little Owls, 15+ Yellowhammers, 2 Rooks, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Kestrels, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 2 Bullfinches, Yellowhammer 17th Feb c.40 Linnets, c.11 Skylarks, 2 Treecreepers, 5 Nuthatches, 5 Coal Tits, c.50 Fieldfares, up to Lesser Redpoll 17th Feb 20 Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrushes, 23 Pied Wagtails, 7 Stock Doves, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers (2+ drumming), 2 Green Woodpeckers, 5 Ring-necked Parakeets (including mating pair). Also 5 Roe Deer (DKC/KJM).
  • Crayford Marshes: 6 Dark-Bellied Brent Geese on River Thames, Turnstone, Grey Plover, Little Egret. 2 Curlew. (Kev Jarvis)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: Black Redstart, Kingfisher, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 30 Tufted Duck, 3 Linnet. (Gary A James).
  • Enfield - Clay Hill: Overwintering Blackcap started singing in my back garden today. (N Smith)
  • Enfield - Wildwoods Lake: 1 male Teal; 1 Woodcock, flushed, 10:25 GMT (Robert Callf).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (brief visit): 21 Egyptian Goose, pr Mandarin Duck, pr Gadwall, 54 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 86 Common Gull, Tawny Owl showing well, Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, c60 Redwing (lots of 'singing'), 12 Mistle Thrush (4 singing), 2 Goldcrest, at least 10 singing Chaffinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield: 2 Song Thrush, including one singing male; 1 female Bullfinch; 1 female Muntjac (Robert Callf).
  • Lockwood Reservoir (Walthamstow) : 7 Shelducks, 1male Goosander, 1 Lapwing flying east (lan Bradshaw)
  • Margravine Cemetery: pr Great Spotted Woodpecker (fem feeding while male drumming), at least 38 Woodpigeons (numbers have steadily picked up recently), at least 40 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush (rattling on nearby building) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Muswell Hill: 6 House sparrows, 3 greenfinch, 1 green woodpecker, 2 goldfinch. In my garden, first notable number of birds since the thaw. (Paul Angus)
  • Southwark - Perkins Square: 1 Chiffchaff, 8+ House Sparrows - the sparrows are confined to the inner square of the housing estate, very rare that they come out (Reuben Braddock)
  • St James's Park: 1st-winter Med Gull at 1pm & 2 Egyptian Geese (Andrew Self)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Water Rail, 2 Snipe. Shelduck, 3 song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush. (Steve B)
  • Vauxhall: Peregrine amoungst the pigeons 10:30 (Michael Mac).
  • Whitewebbs Wood: 1 Firecrest, feeding in Holly, 13:10 GMT; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Common Buzzard; 2 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Coal Tit; 4 Nuthatch; 2 Treecreeper, including one singing male (Robert Callf).

Tuesday 16th FebruaryEdit

  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: DUSKY WARBLER still at north-east corner of Lockwood Reservoir (map) - take towpath north for c.200m from opposite Worcester Road (Birdguides); still present 10:45, plus Slavonian Grebe still on Lockwood (Gareth Richards per David Callahan); warbler still present c11:30hrs, also 3 Goldeneye, 2 fem Goosander, Green Sandpiper on Lockwood (Des McKenzie, Pete Naylor, Steve Spooner) Still present 1310-1415 but increasingly sensitive to disturbance (Mark Pearson); very elusive late afternoon, but showing from 16:20 to 16:40 at least after an hour's wait; also c70 Fieldfare, Green Sandpiper, 3 R***y D***s, Kingfisher, 3f1m Goldeneye, 6 Teal, 6 Shelducks (David Callahan).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Geese still present in adjacent crop field at top horse paddock with Greylag flock. Also Red-crested Pochard.(Dave Morrison)
  • Rainham Marshes: Still 2 Pink-footed Geese on Wennington Marshes, plus 2 Serins reported again (ELBF)

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Tawny Owl, 3 Goldcrests, 2 Coal Tits, pair RR Parakeets prospecting former Stock Dove nest hole (MJP)
  • Chingford: Male Blackcap in back garden (Ian Woodward).
  • Crayford Marshes: Turnstone feeding on the Thames 150 yards east of Erith Yacht club, 2 Rock Pipits, drake Pintail, Green Sandpiper. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 2(m&f) Firecrest, feeding in Holly & Ivy, 11:20 - 11:40 GMT; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Green Woodpecker, feeding in meadow; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 singing male Song Thrush; 2 singing male Wren; 4 Long-tailed Tit,(2 pairs); 1 Nuthatch; 4 Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Horsenden Hill (Paradise Fields): 1m Shoveler, 1m Gadwall, 1f Pochard. (David Howdon)
  • Little Britain Lake: Heronry - 4 occupied nests so far; 1 GC Grebe, 2 Mute Swan + 1 on R Colne, 1 Gadwall, 1 Egyptian Goose (Packet Boat Marina), 1 Treecreeper, 1 Kingfisher. (Roger Dewey)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 2 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler plus usuals.(M Bourne)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 great Crested Grebe, 18 Tufted Dyck, 2 Cormorant, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1imm Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 singing Song Thrush, 2 singing Chaffinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, (John Watson)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Jack Snipe feeding on small area of exposed mud in NW corner (viewable only from obs platform), first of year (Mark Pearson Hackney Wildlife)

Monday 15th FebruaryEdit


  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: DUSKY WARBLER still at north-east corner of Lockwood Reservoir (map) late afternoon though elusive; take towpath north for c.200m from opposite Worcester Road. Showing until 1420 at least (Bob Watts et al...); still showing at 16:25, but elusive. Probably best looked for from within reservoir complex, at NE end of Lockwood. Chiffchaff and Blackcap seen today also. (Paul Whiteman). *(Birdguides). Also on Lockwood: Slavonian Grebe still, 3f 2m Goosander, 3f 1m Goldeneye. (Tom Smith) (2 green sandpiper kjm.)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Penduline Tit showing well from the hide this morning before flying off over railway line (Birdguides); 2 Pink-footed Geese still 2pm on Wennington with Canada Geese (A Tweed, J lethbridge, P Hawkins); NB - RSPB confirms that these are not the Tundra Beans present on Saturday and Sunday! (I was told by the RSPB that these are the re-identified Tundra Bean Geese reported over the weekend - DKC); Plenty of qualified people (not counting myself amongst them...) saw the 2 Geese on Wennington at the weekend, and they were Beans as they were specifically checked in case they were the Dartford Pinkfeet. I agree it sounds too much of a coincidence to not be true though (JL); I have photographs of the birds from yesterday which clearly show that both birds have pink legs and that one had more white on the tip of the tail than the other, something that I noted with them today (DKC); see ELBF website latest sightings - the birds are new in today and not the TBGs from the weekend (DC).The geese on sunday are pink footed geese (kjm)
  • Claybury Woods: 3 Nuthatches, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Great-spotted woodpeckers, 2 Green woodpeckers, 20 Redwings, 20 Chaffinches (Ian Woodward).
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Lesser Redpolls, 1 probable Common Redpoll (larger than Lessers and with pure white wing bars, but plumage tones seemed too warm brown and view only brief), 6 Gadwall, 40+ Tufted duck (Ian Woodward)
  • Hatch End, New River Pinn: 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe & 1 Green Woodpecker. (Jon Ridge).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 10 Egyptian Goose, 2 pr Gadwall, 66 Shoveler, 2 m Red-crested Pochard, 2-3 Little Grebe, Tawny Owl showing well, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, at least 157 Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush (3 singing), 3 Coal Tit (2 singing), Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 3-4 Greenfinch (1 singing) (Des McKenzie); Tawny Owl still showing p.m. (Simon Papps per DMc).
  • Leyton Flats: 3 Shoveler, 10 Redwing, Stonechat,14 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Goldfinch/ (Gary A James)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 1 Little Grebe, 1 fem Blackcap, 4 Shoveler plus usuals. (M Bourne)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 8 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 9 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 singing Chaffinch, 5 House Sparrow, (John Watson)
  • Trent Park area: 1 female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, feeding in Rough Lot, 12:12 - 12:23 GMT (Believed to be the same bird as 23rd Dec 2009 - extensive clean white forehead patch); 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 female Sparrowhawk, perched, Seedfield Spinney; 1 male Kestrel, near Seedfield Spinney; 2 Red-legged Partridge, Ferny Hill Farm; 3 Woodcock, flushed (2 Williams Wood, 10:34 and 12:59 GMT, 1 from ditch near Seedfield Spinney, 11:11 GMT); 6 (4m,2f) Mandarin Duck, Lower Lake; 3 (2m,1f) Tufted Duck, Lower Lake; 19 Stock Dove (17 Ferny Hill Farm, 2 Vicarage Farm); 1 singing male Song Thrush, Icehouse Wood; 5 Coal Tit, including three singing males; 4 Nuthatch; 4 Treecreeper (1 Shaws Wood, 3 together, Rough Lot); 6 Siskin, Water Grdn; 2 Bullfinch (1 heard calling, near Merryhills Brook, 1 male near Oak Wood); 6 Yellowhammer, Ferny Hill Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Tower Bridge: 2 Greenfinch (juvenile), 2 Goldfinch (A Campbell)
  • Vauxhall: 1 male Peregrine (Michael Mac).

Sunday 14th FebruaryEdit

  • Walthamstow: DUSKY WARBLER in the low scrub to the right of the footpath (before the allotments) which comes off Blackhorse Lane E17 (opp Worcester Road); watched & heard calling for about 15 mins before losing it somewhere around the allotments NE of Lockwood (Lol Bodini).
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: m. Smew on South Lake, 2 Egyptian Geese. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Princes Lake, Bedfont: 5 Smew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 10 Wigeon, Common Buzzard. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Brent Reservoir: female Scaup (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall)
  • Fairlop Waters: Dark-bellied Brent Goose (3rd day, first site record in 19 years), 11 Wigeon Redbridge Birdwatching
  • Rainham Marshes: still 2 Tundra Bean Geese on Wennington Marshes (one bird at least definitely showed dark tail with thin white terminal bar at tip, obvious white wing bars on dark spread wing, with no frosting anywhere on back or wings and dark breast - checked distantly am and closer pm), 5 Water Pipits (between barges and vis centre), 13+ Rock Pipits, Short-eared Owl (over silt lagoons am, mobbed by crows), 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Ringed Plover, c55 Dunlin, 13 Ring-necked Parakeets south at dusk, 2 Great Crested Grebes on river, 23+ Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtails, c20 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing, c40 Golden plover, Water Vole (Purfleet cycle path) (David Callahan). Short-eared Owl still around the Stone Barges and Coldharbour Lane, still being mobbed by crows and gulls, pm, also 1 Water Pipit showing very well on one of the barges, 8 Pintails showing very well on the scrape in front of the visitor centre (Alan Hobson).(2 pink footed geese on sunday not tundra. kjm)
  • Staines Reservoir Smew pair on South basin and 3 Black-necked Grebes. Late am.( FJM )
  • Valentines Park, Ilford: adult Mediterranean Gull, Grey Wagtail, 24 Pochard Redbridge Birdwatching
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (Lockwood) (08:40-09:40): Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Goosander, c5 Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper, c20 Fieldfare (Ian Woodward). 3 Goosander (kjm.dkc)
  • West Molesey: flock of Barnacle Geese in flight heard from my front garden at 7.10am in the direction of the QE2 and Walton reservoirs. (Adam Cheeseman) Later confirmed that a flock of 50 (non-local) birds are in the area.

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Tawny Owl (Mark Pearson & Nick Tanner)
  • Crayford Marshes: Little Owl, Grey Plover, Little Egret, c170 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 32 Ringed Plover, fem Sparrowhawk, c54 Redwing, 16 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush (Kev Jarvis).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 63 Rook & 2 Jackdaw flew NNW at 3.45pm, also displaying male Sparrowhawk,many Redwing & Fieldfare, 7 Linnet & 1 Shelduck (V.Halley-Frame).
  • East India Dock Basin / Bow Creek Eco Park: 9 Shelduck, c120 Teal, 10 Redshank, Common Sandpiper (waders in high tide roost), Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (Nick Tanner).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 1 Firecrest, feedng in Holly; 3 Goldcrest, including two singing males; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 4 male Shoveler; 3 Stock Dove; 2 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Song Thrush; 3 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 1 Siskin (Robert Callf).
  • Hainault Golf Course: 50 Fieldfare Redbridge Birdwatching
  • Kew Bridge: pr Little Grebe (under bridge) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Kew Gardens :Little Grebe, 20 Cormorant (river), 7 Heron (river), pr Mute Swan, 73 Canada Geese, 4 pr Greylag, 2 pr Egyptian Geese, c30 Teal (river), 3 Gadwall (river), 38 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 8 Stock Dove, c40 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Green + 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 7 Mistle Thrush, 70 Redwing, 2 pr Goldcrest, 10 Coal + 6 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Nuthatch, c15 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, c60 Siskin, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Jay, 10 Jackdaw (Neil Anderson)
  • Oakwood Park, N14: 4(3m,1f) Shoveler, Conservation Pond; 2 ad Herring Gull; 2(ad,1st-winter) Common Gull; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1 Nuthatch; 17 Magpie; 2 Jay (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl in usual tree showing daily now, 87 Fieldfare & 90 Redwing. Also 2 Mute Swan & 1 Coot at Headstone Moat (both scarce at this site). (Jon Ridge).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, pair Greylag Geese, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, 15+ Tufted Duck, 1 Goldcrest, c50 Redwing, 30+ Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming) 6+ Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 6+ singing Chaffinch, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 singing Dunnock, 2 House Sparrow, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Little Owl, c200 Fieldfares, c180 Redwings, c20 Mistle Thrushes (Mark Pearson & LNHS group)
  • Wanstead Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Redbridge Birdwatching
  • Waterworks NR: Cetti's Warbler, 8 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, c10 Teal, 12 Common Pochard, 6 Shoveler, displaying Sparrowhawks, a few Redwings and Fieldfares, plus the usuals (Mark Pearson & LNHS group)
  • Hyde Park: one grey wagtail around cafe on Serpentine (Neil Millar).
  • London Wetland Centre; male Hen Harrier over main lake at 16.00 and then drifted SW (Andy Roberts)

Saturday 13th FebruaryEdit

  • Fairlop Waters/Fairlop Gravel Works: dark bellied Brent Goose (2nd day), 76 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 5 Pochard, c10 Gadwall, 32 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Skylark, 13 Meadow Pipit, c500 Lapwing, 30 Golden Plover, 27 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Woodcock, Kestrel, Pheasant, 26 Stock Dove, Redwing, Fieldfare, plus the usuals Redbridge Birdwatching
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern (2 seen during my visit, 1 from Dulverston Hide and 1 from Peacock Tower), Water Rail, 3 Common Snipe, c70 Lapwing, Shelduck, c60 Shoveller (engaging in some sort of mating dance),7 Gadwall, c20 Teal, c150 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 4 Egyptian Geese, c12 Canada Geese, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Great Creasted Grebe, Lesser Black backed Gull, 6+ Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, 4 Chaffinch (Charlie Farrell)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: juv Glaucous Gull (original small bird), 35 Golden Plover, 1400 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Cetti's Warbler,1st yr hybrid gull, 2 Tundra Bean Geese, 2 Water Pipits, 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 Peregrines. (ELBF)
  • Southwark Cathedral: 08:40 5 Whooper Swans flying very low to the SE - low enough to see bill colour. (Francis Tusa).
  • Tufnell Park, N19: 09:10 2 Whooper Swans flying NE relatively low ( Leo Reich ).
  • Valentines Park, Ilford: Mediterranean Gull (10th consecutive winter), 21 Pochard, 120 Redwing, 2 Egyptian Geese Redbridge Birdwatching
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (Lockwood): Slavonian Grebe am (Pete Lambert via Quentin Given)

  • Alexandra Park: Male Siskin & 2 Water Rail Conservation Pond, 50+ Redwing, 12 Shoveler Boating Lake (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Alan Gibson).
  • Barnes Common: Treecreeper, Coal Tit (S Fisher)
  • Barnes Common/Putney Lower Common borders: Common Gull, Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers(both drumming) - also seen later in the cemetary (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brayside Farm Pond, Enfield: 6(4m,2f) Shoveler (Robert Callf).
  • Brent Reservoir: female Scaup & drake Goldeneye (Brent Birders)
  • Canon's Farm and Banstead Woods: 3 Canada Geese flew over, 12 Yellowhammers, 3 Rooks, 3 Skylarks, 1 Bullfinch (female), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels, 1 Treecreeper, 6+ Nuthatches, 2 Coal Tits, 24 Stock Doves, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), 1 Green Woodpecker, 41+ Fieldfares, 5-10 Redwings, 1+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Song Thrush, 1 singing Chaffinch (DKC/KJM).
  • Crossness: Jack Snipe east of incinerator on foreshore, Grey Plover, Curlew, 12 Black-tailed Godwits. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Epping Forest (High Beech Golf Course): Woodcock, Corn Bunting (Mike Benyon)
  • Fulham Reach (Chancellors Rd): 2 Starlings fighting on ground by small roost, 1m House Sparrow calling (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield: 3(2m,1f) Bullfinch, feeding on buds (Robert Callf).
  • Lee Valley: Peregrine on pylon near goose fields, 2 pair Goosander on Holyfield Lake, 2 drake Smew along with single redhead on Hooks Marsh Lake, Pair of Common Buzzards at farm area along with 200+ Fieldfare, & double figures of Redwing, Kingfisher along river opposite Hall Marsh Scrape. (James Anderson)
  • Lonsdale Road Res: pr Heron standing on nest, pr Mute Swan, pr Egyptian Geese, c50 Teal, 28 Tufted Duck, pr Kestrel, pr Stock Dove, Tawny Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), 10+ Redwing, 12 Goldfinch, pr Jackdaw (Neil Anderson) one Little Grebe and a female Blackcap also at 1pm (M Bourne) and 4 Shoveler, c25 Tufted Duck early morning, another pr Egyptian Goose (both pairs fighting) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Morden Hall Park: 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, Green Woodpecker, 3 Long-tailed Tits, Fieldfare (Alan Hobson).
  • Roding Valley Park: Lil Egret Redbridge Birdwatching
  • St James's Park: 1st winter Med Gull still present at 13.30 thanks (very approachable and even gave some calls, but flew off when competition for food with other gulls, Geese and pigeons got too strong), singing Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tits (S Fisher)
  • St Paul's playing field (south Hammersmith Bridge): 22 Fieldfare, 21 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • South Norwood Lake: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1m Sparrowhawk, 12+ Ring-necked Parakeet, c50 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming) 1 Coal Tit, 4 singing Chaffinch, 1 singing Dunnock, ( John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Eltham. (Dawn to 10am) 1 Grey Heron, 1 Wigeon, 45 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 22 Canada Goose, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 280 Black-Headed Gull, 45 Redwing, Feeding on field. 3 Reed Bunting, (Male Calling), 1 Meadow Pipit, 400+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Roost). Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail. Total species recorded 38. (Malcolm Riddler).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Shelduck, 2 Snipe, 2 Woodcock, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel. 273+ Fieldfare, 42+ Redwing. (Steve Blake)
  • Whitewebbs Wood/Lake: 1 Firecrest, feeding in Holly, 12:16 - 12:19 GMT; 2 Goldcrest; 27(16m,11f) Mandarin Duck; 1 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Coal Tit; 3+ Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper (Robert Callf).
  • Wildwoods Lake, Enfield: 31(20m,11f) Mandarin Duck; 11(6m,5f) Teal; 2(m&f) Goosander (Robert Callf).

Friday 12th FebruaryEdit

  • Fairlop Waters CP: 18 Greylag Goose, 1 Brent Goose, 5 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 7 Pochard, 227 Lapwing, 13 Linnet, 20 Mipit, 8 Skylark, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare (DEHull)

  • Abney Park Cemetery: 6 Lesser Redpolls (feeding in birches by Church St. entrance), male Tawny Owl at day roost, male Blackcap (Yew Walk), c10 Redwings (MJP)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Water Rails (Conservation Pond) (Bob Watts); Water Rail (CP), Collared Dove east, 5+ Redwings (David Callahan).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: several Gadwall, Teal and Mallard, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker, 14 Redwing, Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 singing Song Thrush, pair of Long-tailed Tits, Canada Goose, only 2 Redshank (S Fisher)
  • Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (nr Old Street): Heavily albino male Blackbird still present around lawn 2:00 pm (well worth a look if you're in the City) (Gareth Richards).
  • Crayford Marshes: 3 Grey Plover, Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 27 Ringed Plover, c110 Dunlin, m Stonechat, 28 Wigeon, 18 Gadwall, Little Grebe (Kev Jarvis).
  • Crossness: Grey Plover off golf centre this morning, also 2+ adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 27 Black-tailed Godwits, Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipits (John Archer & Ian Miller).
  • Finsbury Park tube station: 3 R N Parakeets flew north 1630 (Bob Watts).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 2 Firecrest, feeding in Holly, 15:55 - 16:10 and 16:53 GMT; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Little Grebe; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Egyptian Goose; 27(16m,11f) Mandarin Duck; 2 male Shoveler; 4 Stock Dove; 14 Ring-necked Parakeet; 4 Stock Dove; 2 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 singing male Song Thrush; 1 Nuthatch; 4 Jay (Robert Callf).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Little Owl in usual tree, 3 Shoveler (1m) on the main pond & 55 Fieldfare in fields. (Jon Ridge).
  • Sutcliffe Park: Wigeon 1, Shoveler 1, Tuftie 6, Green Wood 1, Grey Wag 2, Redwing 6, Chaffinch 6, Greenfinch 10 (James Lowen).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2 Snipe, Water Rail. Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake).
  • Wanstead, my road: White-cheeked Turaco. Very smart, but slight possibility of it being an escape..... photos here: (J Lethbridge)
  • Westminster: Peregrine flew past my office window at 14.40 (Andrew Self)
  • Sainsbury's Nine Elms Car Park: 2 Common Gulls on street light (Michael Mac).
  • St James's Park: 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull, with Black-headed Gulls, 2 LIttle Grebe, 2 Egyptian Geese and 5 Mute Swans (Michael Mac).

Thursday 11th FebruaryEdit


  • Dartford Marshes: 2 Pink-footed Geese in field on left of track leading to the Gun Club at 12.20pm (Barry Wright per JA); still present at 15.30 (RJW per AS).
  • Alexandra Park: 8 Fieldfare west 0730, Water Rail drainage ditch from platform 3, Lesser Redpoll Scrub (Bob Watts).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 47 Gadwall, 50 Mallard, several Teal, Great Crested Grebe, 8 Redshank, female Peregrine, drake Pochard, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 19 Redwing and one very tame male Robin feeding out of my hand at work (S Fisher)
  • Crossness: Jack Snipe on foreshore just east of main sewage outfall at 11am (Kev Jarvis per JA); 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult, 2nd winter, 1st winter)and Rock Pipit off golf centre this afternoon (John Archer).
  • Fulham Reach, Crabtree Wharf: 3 Great Crested Grebe, House Sparrows (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Gillespie Park, Highbury: 3 Redwing, c10 House Sparrows, 1 singing dunnock, 1 L-t Tit. (TeRNS)
  • Hayes, Ossie Garvin Roundabout (A312 j/w Uxbridge Road, Hayes) At 0640 hours Barn Owl hunting (Rob Martin)
  • Herbert Morrison School/Stockwell: 10+ House Sparrow, 8 Woodpigeon (Michael Mac).
  • Horsenden Hill East : 3 Green Woodpeckers, 6/7 drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers + further 2 f seen, 6 Stock Doves, 1 Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch (Martin Smith)
  • Jubilee Country Park [Bromley]: 3 [2M &1F] Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Redwings, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker & 1 heard drumming, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, Grey Heron, Black-headed Gulls, 1 Common Gull, Mistle Thrush, Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tits. Several House Sparrows, 2 Wren, 1 Jackdaw [over] 9.30 - 11am [Barry Wooding]
  • Little Britain Lake: Peregrine Falcon being mobbed and mobbing a crow over wasteground along river (Nigel Sluman)
  • Margravine Cemetery: at least 25 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Teal (pair), 1 Shoveler (f) on the main pond, 7 Grey Heron in fields & 1 Little Owl in usual tree. Also 1 Kingfisher at Headstone Moat. (Jon Ridge).
  • Regent's Park: 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Ruddy Duck, 6+ Egyptian Geese, 2 Mistle Thrush on sports pitch, 1 very tame Song Thrush at dusk about 3 m away that wouldn't fly and scuttled into a hedgerow (Michael Mac).
  • St James's Park: 1w Mediterranean Gull present again this lunchtime (Andrew Benbow per DMc) and showing down to 1.5 m at 13h30. Also 3rd w Yellow-legged Gull, Great-spotted Woodpecker and a fully-winged and flying Black Swan in need of a primary trim (James Lowen).
  • Lavender Hill Cemetery, Enfield: 1 male Nuthatch (Robert Callf).
  • Wildwoods Lake, Enfield: 9(5m,4f) Teal; 2(m&f) Goosander; 3 Goldcrest (Robert Callf).
  • Whitewebbs Wood/Lake: 26(16m,10f) Mandarin Duck; 1 Nuthatch; 2 Treecreeper, together; 2 Coal Tit, including one singing male (Robert Callf).

Wednesday 10th FebruaryEdit


  • Leavesden Green: one Waxwing in ornamental trees at the southern end of the BT building on Airfield Way (Birdguides)
  • St James's Park: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull again at lunchtime (Andrew Self)

  • Alexandra Park: c25 Redwing, 2 Kestrels, Little Grebe. (David Callahan)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 36 Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Teal, 5 Redshank, drake Pochard, 2 Kestrels (S Fisher)
  • Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (nr Old Street): Jay, 3 Greenfinch, m Albino Blackbird (Charlie Farrell)
  • Crayford Marshes: Little Owl, Little Egret. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Ferny Hill Farm, Enfield: 1 male Reed Bunting (Robert Callf).
  • Harold Court Wood: c10 Lesser Redpolls, 2 Goldfinches, 2 Green woodpeckers (Ian Woodward)
  • Larkhall Park: pr m House Sparrows chirping on guttering (Michael Mac).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Shoveler (1m) on the main pond, 7 Grey Heron & 75 Redwing. (Jon Ridge).
  • Trent CP: 1 female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, feeding in Rough Lot, 12:58 - 13:00 GMT; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Green Woodpecker; 9 Mandarin Duck (2, m&f, Lower Lake; 7 (5m, 2f), Upper Lake); 2(m&f) Goosander, Upper Lake; 5 (4m, 1f) Pochard, Lower Lake; 4 (3m, 1f) Tufted Duck, Lower Lake; 1 Song Thrush, Rough Lot; 1 Firecrest, feeding in Holly, Williams Wood, 10:59 GMT; 3 Goldcrest (1 Shaws Wood, 1 Nature Trail, 1 Camlet Moat); 5 Nuthatch (2 Williams Wood, 2 Shaws Wood, 1 Ride Wood); 3 Treecreeper (2 Williams Wood, 1 Nature Trail); 1 Lesser Redpoll, flew over calling, Williams Wood (Robert Callf).
  • Valentines Park, Ilford: 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Pochard, 12+ Goldfinch, 5 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Jay, 2 Jackdaw, c100 Carrion Crows (DEHull)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Meadow Pipit, m Chaffinch, 8 Redwing (Charlie Farrell)

Tuesday 9th FebruaryEdit


  • William Girling Reservoir (no access, view from Mansfield Park): 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 10+ Black-necked Grebes, 11 Goosander, 3 Shelduck, 6 Goldeneye (Roy Woodward)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Geese, fem Red-crested Pochard (Paul Hawkins). Also 1 Bittern (TeRNS)
  • Mollands Lane, South Ockenden: Black-necked Grebe, 2 Smew (Paul Hawkins).
  • Regent's Park: 1f Smew, 6 Teal, Common Buzzard, 2 Water Rails, 160 Redwings (Tony Duckett).
  • Wraysbury GPs: 1 pair Smew, 1 fem Goosander on Wraysbury 1 South (just in LNHS area?) (Peter Newmark).
  • Alexandra Park: No sign of drake Teal by 0730, pair of Gadwall and 2 Little Grebes, south end W G Res (Bob Watts).
  • Banstead Downs: 2 Firecrests at the golf course (west of A217) still along the wooded footpath just before post '3' c.16:00-c.16:20 and showing quite well at times. Access to the golf course via Burdon Lane, Belmont. Also 1 Redpoll flew over, 1 Goldcrest calling at the bike track, a handful of Redwings present, 1 Bullfinch over the site between the railway and Sutton Lane and at least 2 Rose-ringed Parakeets flew over (David K Campbell and Brendan O'Brien).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 1 Water Rail, 16 Redshank, 90+ Teal, 24 Gadwall, 1 Great-crested Grebe, Little Grebe (S Fisher)
  • Belmont: female Sparrowhawk showing well along the railway line this a.m. at around 08:00 (David K Campbell)
  • Brunel University: Chiffchaff and 4 Lesser Redpoll in Bicentenary Garden (Steve Pash)
  • Clissold Park: Cetti's Warbler, c60 Redwing (Tony Butler & Mark Pearson Hackney Wildlife)
  • Crayford Marshes: Green Sandpiper, c70 Redwing, 34 Fieldfare, 2 Curlew, 45 Gadwall, 24 Wigeon, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 2 Skylarks, fem Sparrowhawk. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Hackney Downs, E5: 11 Redwing. (TeRNS)
  • Hatch End, New River Pinn: 1 Little Egret & 1 Grey Wagtail along the river. (Jon Ridge).
  • Headstone Moat: 1 Kingfisher around moat & 125 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush on the nearby playing fields. (Jon Ridge).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 14 Egyptian Goose (with 1 gosling), pr Gadwall, 57 Shoveler, pr Red-crested Pochard, 9 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe (1 trilling), 10 Great Crested Grebe, fem Sparrowhawk, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, fem Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush (2 singing), pr Nuthatch, Jay, c160 Starling (inc a bird with leucistic tail), singing Greenfinch, 3 singing Goldfinch http://hpkg.blogspot.com (Des McKenzie).From 3pm Serpentine Cafe End: 5 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Common Gull with 100+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Shoveler, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Emperor Goose, 1 Sinensis Cormorant (see photos) 2 Mute Swan with 2 of last year's cygnets. Longwater: 1 Magpie at half built nest, 1 Great Crested Grebe at nest site, 40 Shoveler, 9 Pochard. Italian Fountain: 2 Mute Swans, 11 Tufted Duck. Round Pond: 1 Green Woodpecker, 64 Mute Swans, 24 Greylag Geese grazing spooked by dog, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet over pond (Michael Mac).
  • Leyton Flats: Little Grebe (rare here), 15 Shoveler, 11 Pochard, Stonechat, 22 Redwing,1 Fieldfare. (Gary A James).
  • Ruislip: Tawny Owl flew across Ladygate Lane (by Whiteheath School) at 7.00 this morning (Steve Pash).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: female presumed Greater Scaup x Tufted Duck, male presumed Ring-necked Duck x Tufted Duck, plus the usuals (MJP)
  • Sutcliffe Park, Eltham: Little Egret 1, Shoveler 1, Wigeon 1, Teal 2, Pochard 1, Tufted Duck 14, Grey Wag 2, Fieldfare 1 (James Lowen)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Shelduck, 5 Snipe, c30 Linnet. (Steve B)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Egyptian Geese, 7+ Greylag, 150+ Canadas, 4 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 30+ Mallard, 300+ Common Gull, 100+ Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Cormorant, m Pheasant (site tick), Green Woodpecker, 3 GS Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, (J Lethbridge)
  • Wanstead Park: 8 Pochard, 12 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck, 30+ Mallard, Grey Heron, f Kingfisher, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, Grey Wagtail, 30+ Redwing, 4 singing Song Thrush (J Lethbridge)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Goldfinch (2 singing), 5 Meadow Pipit (Charlie Farrell)

Monday 8th FebruaryEdit


  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Geese with Greylag nr Berwick Reservoir at midday (J Lethbridge); 3 White-fronted geese still at 3pm (Ian Woodward).
  • Rainham Marshes: 1st-winter Caspian Gull showing well at Purfleet Scrape a.m. (Birdguides).
  • Alexandra Park: drake Teal on WG Res early pm, plus 3 Pochard, 4 Little Grebes, 2 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (David Callahan).
  • Bromley-by-Bow: 1 Water Rail, 11 Redshank, 22 Moorhen, c60 Teal, 19 Gadwall, 1 Great Crested Grebe, drake Pochard, 8 Goldfinch, 2 singing Song Thrush, 45 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine (one with fairly large prey, presumably a thrush), 2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Peacock butterfly (presumably somehow disturbed from hibernation) (S Fisher).
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, drake Mandarin on pond, Grey Heron. (Philip Lowden).
  • Finsbury Park, N4: c80 Redwing, 16 Pochard, 23 Common Gull, pr. Egyptian Geese. (TeRNS)
  • Fulham Reach: 1f Mandarin on Thames (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 2 Firecrests nr Ranger's Hut; c30 Siskin at N end of lake (John Colmans). 3(1m,2f) Firecrest, feeding in Holly, Ivy & Rhododendrons, 15:42 - 16:19 GMT; 5 Egyptian Goose, flew onto lake, 16:35 GMT - to roost; 11 Cormorant, roosting on island; 1 male Shoveler; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 3 male Pochard; 5 Ring-necked Parakeet; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 9 Stock Dove; 5 Jay (Robert Callf).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 58 Mute Swan, Emperor Goose (esc), 19 Egyptian Goose (plus 2 goslings), 2 pr Gadwall, 49 Shoveler, 2 pr Red-crested Pochard, 59 Pochard, 191 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Stock Dove, Tawny Owl (not seen but twice called kee-wick at 09:45hrs), Song Thrush, c60 Redwing, 3 singing Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, singing Treecreeper, 2 singing Greenfinch, singing Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Kingfisher, Water Pipit, 37 Redwing (26 on site, 11 west), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 redpoll sp west (LWC website).
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: Little Grebe, 50+ Teal, Tawny Owl, Chiffchaff (observer?)
  • Mayesbrook Park: 3 Jackdaw, 42 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Fieldfare, Redwing (Paul Hawkins).
  • Nine Elms/Estate Community Garden: 3 Dunnock fluttering about (Michael Mac).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 126 Fieldfare & 45 Redwing. Also 1 Kingfisher around Headstone Moat. (Jon Ridge).
  • Roehampton: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (female) feeding in trees on Priory Lane / Danbury Avenue area ( Derek Benton).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Cormorant, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Collared Dove, 2 singing Chaffinch, 1 singing Dunnock, 1 Song Thrush, 2 House Sparrow (John Watson).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Firecrest heard 1245 between Monument Glade and Turning Circle, also pair Ring-necked Parakeets and 1-2 Redwing (Bob Watts).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 6 Snipe, 2 Shelduck, Woodcock, 3 Bullfinch, 36+ Redwing. (Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats: 13 Greylag with Canada Geese on Alexandra Lake (J Lethbridge)
  • Wanstead, The Basin: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck (J Lethbridge).

Sunday 7th FebruaryEdit


  • Blackheath: adult Caspian Gull with gull flock on n-e corner of heath, just s-e of s-e corner of Greenwich Park, 13h. Patch tick. (James Lowen)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Goldeneye, female Scaup, 14 Wigeon, 16 Lapwings on rafts, c30 Fieldfare over & Kingfisher (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard), also 1 Water Rail, 22+ Snipe & 1 Chiffchaff from the Heron hide. (Jon Ridge).
  • Alexandra Park: 2nd W GBB Gull (1st of year flew SE), 80 Fieldfare NE @0935, 3 Skylark east @0900, 15 Lesser Redpoll briefly at Scrub, 50+ Redwing Pitch n Putt (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Stuart Harrington).
  • Chiswick High Road by Chiswick round-about: 2 Mistle Thrush, c10 Magpie (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Chiswick Park (business park): 2 Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tits, 1 Grey Heron, on pond: 2 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 28 Black-headed Gull (inc 7 1W) (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • East India Dock Basin / Bow Creek Eco Park: adult male Black Redstart, 6 Shelduck, c190 Teal, Peregrine, 4 Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Song Thrush (Gary A James, Nick Tanner).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 2 (m&f) Firecrest, around 200 m beyond rangers hut, also 30+ Siskin in trees around main lake (J Murray).
  • Gunnersbury tube station: 2 Collared Dove, 1 singing Dunnock (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 7 Egyptian Goose (plus 2 goslings), pr Mandarin Duck, 2 pr Gadwall, 53 Shoveler, 2 pr Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush (3 singing), 2 Coal Tit (1 singing), 3 Jay, 2 singing Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Margravine Cemetery: at least 63 (prob. c80) Redwing (initially vocal in trees then feeding on ground), 2 Jay, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Scotch Common, Ealing: 80+ Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Teddington Lock: Black-necked Grebe still showing well on Ham side of the Lock by the bridge. Also 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Pied Wagtail. (Billy Dykes)
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 1 Firecrest, feeding in Holly, 13:18 - 14:17 GMT; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 2(m&f) Mute Swan; 23(15m,8f) Mandarin Duck; 4(3m,1f) Shoveler; 2 Ring-necked Parakeet; 4 Stock Dove; 3 Song Thrush, including singing males; 3(2m,1f) Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Nuthatch (Robert Callf).
  • Oakwood Park, N14: 4(3m,1f) Shoveler; 2 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Song Thrush, includng one singing male; 69 Redwing, on Pitch & Putt Course; 1 Fieldfare, on Pitch & Putt Course; 2 Nuthatch; 11 Goldfinch (Robert Callf).
  • Lea Valley CP: 22 Goosanders Ashley Pit and seven on North Metropolitan Pit; drake Goldeneye North Metropolitan Pit; 70 Siskins Ashley Pit area; 70 Fieldfares Hayes Hill Farm; Common Buzzard Holyfield Hall Farm. (Sean Huggins); 4 Smew (one male) Hooks Marsh (David Bradshaw)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1 Lesser Redpoll,10 Linnet, 18 Redwing,2 Mistle Thrush singing,1 male Bullfinch, 12 Pochard, 7 Common Snipe. ( V.Halley-Frame ).
  • Vauxhall: Peregrine briefly in flight at 11am (Michael Mac).
  • (Little) Wormwood Scrubs: Kestrel, 8 Ring-neck Parakeet, 2 Redwing, 2 Goldfinch (singing), 5 Greenfinch (at least 2 singing), Dunnock (singing) ( Charlie Farrell)
  • Richmond Park: Tawny Owl (nr White Lodge), 3 Little Owl singing around golf course and Roehampton Gate (Matthew Palmer)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Lapwing NE, m Pheasant (Tim Harris)

Saturday 6th FebruaryEdit


  • Brentwood: 20 Waxwings in tree by the station mid-morning (Birdguides)
  • Brent Reservoir: female Scaup (see photo), drake Goldeneye & Tawny Owl at day roost (Brent Birders)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 White-fronted Geese south at 12.15pm,also female Red Crested Pochard.(Dave Morrison)

  • Alexandra Park: 35 Fieldfare N 0905, 70+ Redwing top of Pitch n Putt, 3 Shoveler Boating Lake, 2 Water Rail Conservation Pond, 3 Little Grebe & pair Gadwall Wood Green Res, Aythya hybrid still Tunnel Res (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Gareth Richards)
  • Brunel University, Uxbridge: 1 Little Egret in and near R Pinn, 1 Common Buzzard flying / soaring over. (Roger Dewey)
  • Canon's Farm and Banstead Woods: 1 Little Owl, 1+ Yellowhammer, 1 Rook, 3 Bullfinches, 53 Linnets, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 singing Skylarks, 1 Treecreeper, 5 singing Chaffinches, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers (including 2+ drumming), 1 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tits, 2+ Goldcrests, c.100 Redwings, c.50 Fieldfares, 6 Ring-necked Parakeets, 2 Pied Wagtails, 4 Herring Gulls, c.40 Common Gulls, c.76 Black-headed Gulls, c.20 House Sparrows (DKC/KJM).
  • Crossness: drake Pintail and 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls off golf centre, Water Pipit near incinerator, 2 Oystercatchers Belvedere (John Archer & Kev Jarvis).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 male Reed Bunting singing, 3 Skylark ( 1 singing ), 7 Rook commuting, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Fieldfare & 3 Pochard. ( V.Halley-Frame ).
  • Forest Gate, Forest Lane Park: 1 Chiffchaff, Pair of Blackcap, Great-spotted Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Mallard, Coot, Pied Wagtail, 7+ Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch, Lesser Redpoll (S Fisher)
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 2(m&f) Firecrest, feeding in Holly, near Ranger's Hut, 14:12 - 14:32 GMT; 1 singing male Goldcrest; 53 Woodpigeon, feeding flock; 6 Stock Dove; 11 Ring-necked Parakeet; 2 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 singing male Song Thrush; 2 Nuthatch (Robert Callf).
  • Lee Valley: 2 Water Rail, ♂ Goldeneye on North Met Pit, ♂ & ♀ Smew on Hooks Marsh Lake, at least 6 pairs of Goosanders on Ashley Pit, ♂ Bullfinch,Common Buzzard perched in tree around farm area. (James Anderson) 5 Smews including 3 red-heads on Hooks Marsh Lake at 1pm. Bittern Seventy Acre Lake. (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Morden Hall Park: (Ornithology low-key at the moment) but of note... 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Egyptian Goose (Displaying), 4 Great Spot Woodpecker (3 Pairs (m) Drumming), 16 Grey Heron (8 occupied Nests) 1 female noted sitting on eggs - projected hatch date end of February, 14 Long-tailed tit (Pairing-up & Prospecting for nest sites), 2 Mistle Thrush (Singing). 22 Great Tit, (Display & Conrtship), c(20-30) Redwing (Sub-song), c(65) Ring-necked Parakeet (15 Males / Pairs holdling territories), 1 Shoveler , 14 Teal (Displaying), 14 Song Thrush (12 Singing), 1 Treecreeper , 2 Water Rail (Calling), 21+ Wren - particularly notable along river corridor south park. (Malcolm Riddler)
  • Park Wood, Ruislip: Tawny Owl at day roost, 1 Sparrowhawk (m), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch & 1 Coal Tit. (Jon Ridge).
  • St James's Park: Mediterranean Gull, 2pm. Approaching the fence on north side, hoping for scraps (Simon Bradley)
  • Teddington: Black-necked Grebe on the Ham side of Teddington Lock this morning (FJM via AS)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Brambling, C100 Linnet, c25 Siskin, Water Rail, 2 Shelduck. (Steve Blake)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: No sign of either Scaup or Smew at lunchtime although heard Smew seen early morning. West Warwick; 6 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon. No 4; 2 Goldeneye. Lockwood; Two female Goosanders (David Bradshaw). Adult LBBG on East Warwick Red ring AH4T rung at Rainham Sep 2009 first sighting since (Paul Whiteman, Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Snipe, 2 Mistle Thrush, 13 Skylarks (several males in song) (S Fisher)

Friday 5th FebruaryEdit


  • Chiswick: 6 Ferruginous Ducks (male & female) reported on Thames at 09.00 (C. Cooper via ASMS)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: Slavonian Grebe (DMH),
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: first-winter drake Scaup back on West Warwick (Pete Lambert via LondonBirders Yahoo group). Scaup still present 3pm (Ian Woodward). Also male Smew on No. 2 Res. (Ian Woodward/Pete Lambert).
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Lapwing floppily circling over Wood Green Res at 08:40, before moving south, plus 1st-winter drake Shoveler (Con Pond), Jackdaw, 6 Redwings, Grey Wagtail. (David Callahan).
  • Burgess Park: adult Mediterranean Gull stil late morning on the lake; also 2 Egyptian Geese and drake Pochard (Richard Bonser).
  • Crayford Marshes: Little Owl, 2 little Egrets, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common sandpipers, Curlew, 4 Stonechats, 2 Jays, Fem Kestrel. (Kev Jarvis).
  • Hampstead Heath: Hampstead Pond No 1 - 1 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 4 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, Pair of Mute Swans trying to drive off last years 6 cygnets.(Ron Vester) Bird Bridge - 2 Coal Tits, 10+ Great and 5 Blue Tit, Male Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay and other corvids, 2 Robin. Kenwood Bench - 2 Nuthatch, 1 Coal Tit, 10+ Great and 5+ Blue Tit feeding from hand., 5 Robins. Kenwood Pond - pr Egyptian Geese, 7 Mandarins, 10 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 6 Moorhen and 2 Coot grazing on the lawns (Michael Mac).
  • Nine Elms/Estate Community Garden: 2 Goldfinch feeding on seed heads on plants (Michael Mac).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 1 Little Owl, 1 Shoveler (f), 9 Grey Heron, 16 Moorhen, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark over, 11 Meadow Pipits, 115 Fieldfare, 47 Redwing. Also 1 Kingfisher at Headstone Moat & 1 Little Egret at Hatch End Playing Fields along the River Pinn. (Jon Ridge).
  • Roding Valley Park: Male Bullfinch (S Fisher)
  • Rotherhithe: 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull on River Thames by the Hilton Hotel viewed from Pageant Crescent; 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing and a Great Spotted Woodpecker Russia Dock Woodland (Richard Bonser).
  • St James's Park: 1st-winter Med Gull again at 1pm showing down to 1 metre! (see new photo) (Andrew Self). Note: no sign of the bird earlier (830-900); does it only arrive at lunchtime? (James Lowen) [don't know, as I only go at lunchtime! AS]
  • Southwark Bridge: adult Great Black-backed Gull perched on bridge again 0830 onwards, think he likes it here (Reuben Braddock)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, pair Egyptian Geese, 12+ Tufted Duck, 1male 1 female Sparrowhawk, pair Mistle Thrush, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 10+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Dunnock, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Eltham: (08.00hrs to 10.00hrs) 1 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Green Sandpiper (On the flash zones & Photographed), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Meadow Pipit, 20 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Skylark - Over(N), 1 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Snipe. Still to record a Raptor from this site. (Malcolm Riddler)
  • Teddington: Black-necked Grebe on the Ham side of Teddington Lock this morning (Birdguides)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Song Thrush again singing from just south of Sactuary Wood opposite Cantrell Field at 8am but again no sign of Firecrests. Chiffchaff Sanctuary Wood pm (Bob Watts).
  • Trent Park: 3 Goosander (2m,f), 8 Tufted Duck (5m,3f), 6 Pochard 5m,f), 4 Cormorant, 2 Mandarin ( Pair), 2 G.S Woodpecker. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck, Water Rail, 3 Buzzards. (Strve B)
  • Wanstead, my garden: female Blackcap (J Lethbridge).
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Lesser Redpoll, 19 Meadow Pipit, 2+ Skylark (one in song flight), Green Woodpecker (S Fisher)

Thursday 4th FebruaryEdit


  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern still opposite Dulverston Hide; also Jack Snipe from Headley Hide (Birdguides)
  • Banstead Downs: Firecrest still along the wooded footpath at the golf course at 4.53pm near post 1. Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrushes and 3 Jays. 1 Stock Dove and 3+ Rose-ringed Parakeets over (DKC).
  • Hatch End, New River Pinn: 1 Little Egret in trees along the river. Viewable from Harrow Arts Centre car park. (Jon Ridge).
  • HMS Belfast: 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Common Seal (Reuben Braddock)
  • Isle of Dogs: 58 Redwings and singing Song Thrush at Mudchute Park; Greylag, three Gadwall and 72 Common Gulls on the Thames. (Sean Huggins) Also 40+ Linnet, 1 Fieldfare at Mudchute Farm and Grey Wagtail by Thames (Richard Harrison)
  • Kensington Green: 2 singing Dunnock, (John Watson)
  • Nine Elms/Estate Community Garden: 1 Blackbird and 1 Robin singing at 4am (Michael Mac).
  • Paddington Green: first singing Dunnock of the year (Des McKenzie).
  • Parkland Walk (south), N19: 2 Coal Tit, 4 Redwing, 1 GS Wood, 1 singing Song Thrush. (TeRNS)
  • Ruislip: Female Blackcap in garden in Heathfield Rise (Steve Pash)
  • St James's Park: 1st-winter Med Gull again at lunchtime; see photo (Andrew Self)
  • Southwark Bridge: adult Great Black-backed Gull perched on bridge 1045 - usually just get fly-throughs (Reuben Braddock)
  • Stapleford Tawney: 1 Peregrine, 50 Chaffinches, 4 Brambling, 100+ Redwing (Ian Woodward & Tajinder Lachhar)
  • Sutcliffe Park, Eltham: Little Grebe 1, Wigeon 1, Pochard 1, Tufted Duck 9, Green Sandpiper 1 (on lake shore then flew to Berkely construction site), Green Woodpecker 1, Great-spotted Woodpecker 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Redwing 3, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 6, Goldfinch 1, Reed Bunting 1 (James Lowen)
  • Teddington: Black-necked Grebe on the Ham side of Teddington Lock this morning (Birdguides)
  • Tower Bridge: 2 Grey Wagtails (Reuben Braddock)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Little Owl flew east at c100 feet 15-1530 from Cantrell Field (Paul Barham).
  • Trent Park: 4 Goosander (2m,2f), 3 Tufted Duck (2m,f), 6 Pochard (5m,f), 20 Goldfinch, GS Woodpecker. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Wanstead Park: 18:00 - female Tawny Owl near City of London Cemetery (S Fisher)
  • Walton Res: adult Caspian Gull mid-pm & Black-necked Grebe (DMH)

Wednesday 3rd FebruaryEdit


  • Grange Water CP & Mollands Lane (South Ockendon): BTO TTV + Roving BA Surveys. 2 Bittern, 2f Smew, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Owl,1 Woodcock, c(50+) finch & Bunting flock included Linnet, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail) south over The Mar-Dyke Golf Course at 15.20hrs. ( Malcolm Riddler)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 White Storks flew downriver at 15:00; adult Kittiwake flew west at 10:45 (Birdguides)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Slavonian Grebe still in ditch below the viewing mound this morning; also 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull on the foreshore and 5 Corn Bunting (Birdguides); Turnstone and 20 from Aveley Bay carpark on opposite shore, Jay nr Woodland, and what I think is a 3w Caspian Gull on the targets (J Lethbridge)
  • Amwell GP:- 4 Smew (3F&1M) and 3F Red-Crested Pochard on lake near "tumbling bay" (Geoff Crabtree)
  • Brookmill Park: drake Mandarin on pond (there since before Christmas), 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush singing. (Philip Lowden)
  • Crayford Marshes: Turnstone on foreshore mid morning (Kev Jarvis per JA).
  • Ferny Hill Farm, Enfield: c20 Yellowhammer; 2 male Reed Bunting; 1 Common Buzzard, calling (Robert Callf).
  • Fulham Sands End, Thames: 1f Mandarin with Mallards, 2 Dunnocks answering each other (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Ladywell Fields, Lewisham: ~70 Redwings, 1 Song Thrush singing. (Philip Lowden)
  • Little Britain Lake: (location officially closed until 5th, so incomplete visit) - 1 GC Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Heron on nest, pr Mute Swan apparently preparing to nest. (Roger Dewey)
  • Regent's Park: 1f Smew, 250 Redwings (feeding on floor), 10 Goldcrests (Tony Duckett).
  • St James's Park: 1st-winter Med Gull at 1pm, also Treecreeper near restaurant (Andrew Self)
  • St Mary Cray (river Cray) Little Egret, Water Rail ,Goldcrest & Redwings (Jed Roe)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Immature Mute Swan over 0800 (patch tick!), 3 Greylag Geese south 0820 (1st of year), 2 Song Thrush south end Sactuary Wood and neighbouring field (1st of year), pair R N Parakeets, Dunnock (h), 2 Redwing and male Green Woodpecker (a mammoth 5 patch year ticks today) but no sign Firecrests (Bob Watts).
  • Trent Park: Goosander (m), 2 Pochard (m), Mandarin (m),12 Goldfinch, GS Woodpecker, Stock Dove.( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow res: drake Smew still on No 2 res (4th day at least), 3 Shelduck (No 3), min 120 Shoveler (EW & No 1), min 22 Teal (HM), min 40 Fieldfare & a few Redwings (Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Park, The Basin: 14 Shoveler (J Lethbridge)

Tuesday 2nd FebruaryEdit


  • Crossness: 1st winter Caspian Gull briefly off golf centre at 13.08; also drake Pintail, 11 Wigeon, 22 Shoveler, 190 Gadwall, 1068 Teal, 158 Shelduck, 3 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Curlew, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, c150 Dunlin, 160 Redshank, 399 Lapwing, 9 Snipe (John Archer).
  • Amwell, Gt Hardmead Lake viewing platform: 3 Gt Crested Grebe, 27 Shoveler, 2 f Red-crested Pochard, 2 redhead Smew, 8+ Goldeneye, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker (J Lethbridge).
  • Banstead Downs: 2 Bullfinches, 2 Song Thrushes, c.120 Jackdaws to roost, 6+ Rose-ringed Parakeets flew over, 2 Jays, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Mistle Thrush over Hulverstone Close, Belmont (DKC).
  • Broomfield Park (Palmers Green N13): 3 (2 ad, 1' 1st-w') Mute Swan; 9 (7m,2f) Shoveler; 1 Pied Wagtail; 15 Redwing; 2 Mistle Thrush (Robert Callf).
  • Cuffley (nr Tennis Club): 2 Red-legged Partridge (J Lethbridge).
  • East Dulwich: Chiffchaff foraging in front gardens on Crystal Palace Road (Steven Robinson).
  • Forest Hill: Blackcap 1m feeding on lime tree outside bedroom window (Ernie Thomason)
  • Grovelands Park (Southgate): 2 Firecrest, together, feeding in Holly, near Ranger's Hut, 13:05-13:08 GMT; 2 Nuthatch; 1 Coal Tit; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 9 (7m,2f) Shoveler; 1 female Aythya hybrid (Pochard x ?); 7 (6m,1f) Pochard; 20 (16m,4f) Tufted Duck; 4 Ring-necked Parakeet; 1 Dunnock; 32+ Siskin, feeding in Alders (Robert Callf).
  • Highbury - Kings Crescent Estate: 9 Redwing. (TeRNS)
  • Holland Park, W8 - Duchess of Bedford's Walk: Tawny owl flew across path at 5.45pm (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Margravine Cemetery: c30 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, pr Peregrine (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Northaw (nr Racetrack): dark greenish black Common Pheasant (var tenebrosus?) (J Lethbridge).
  • Regent's Park: 2 Water Rail seen well during short visit while in town (Roger Dewey).
  • Sutcliffe Park (Eltham): 1 Wigeon, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 Snipe, 2 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting (James Lowen).
  • Tower of London / St Katherine's Dock: Pied Wagtail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, 8 Tufted Duck (Charlie Farrell). St Katherines Dock: 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Dunnock seen doing subsong, 1 Wren heard, both opposite the Tower Bridge entrance, outside the gallery (A Campbell).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: male Shelduck. Water Rail, 150+ Fieldfare 3 Reed Bunting (Steve Blake).

Monday 1st FebruaryEdit


  • Amwell GP: Bittern showed for five minutes at mid-day (Birdguides).
  • Broxbourne Woods: 50 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Common Crossbill (HertsBirding).
  • Isleworth: Great White Egret flew over at 13:55 (Birdguides).
  • Regent's Park: 1f Smew, 2 Water Rails, 12 Redwings, 2 Fieldfares, 1 Treecreeper (Tony Duckett).
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 3 Bitterns (one flew into reedbed in front of hide, 2 at edge of reeds on far side of lake), 1 drake Smew, male Peregrine on pylon, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Water Rail (Roy Woodward).
  • Alexandra Park: Couple of very striking white headed Cormorants on Wood Green reservoir, 4 Redwing (Mike Benyon).
  • Banstead Downs: Firecrest 20m past post 657 on the golf course side of the path this p.m. (Birdguides).
  • Brockwell Park Lido: 13 Redwing (Michael Mac).
  • Crossness: Jack Snipe on rocks just east of outfall this morning, drake Pintail off Golf Centre (Ian Miller, Kev Jarvis per JA); 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull off golf centre, Water Pipit by outfall, Curlew, 75 Dunlin, 17 Snipe, 6 Wigeon, 14 Shoveler, 168 Gadwall, Chiffchaff (John Archer).
  • Crystal Palace Park: 1 Grey Heron at nest, 11 Shoveler some of which eager to get bread thrown in by a family, 120 Black-headed Gull, 69 Mallard, 22 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 15 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 80 Ring-necked Parakeet leaving park at dusk, 2 Jay, 12 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush singing, pr Blue Tit, pr Long-tailed Tit, 1 Dunnock, 3 Greenfinch (1 calling), 1 Chaffinch, 95 Feral Pigeons and 1 Stock Dove. Note: 2/3 rd's of lake still frozen over (Michael Mac).
  • Enfield - Archery Wood (near Forty Hall, Enfield): 2 Firecrest, together, feeding in Rhododendrons & Holly, 13:36 -13:51 GMT; 1 Goldcrest; 3 Treecreeper; 1 male Bullfinch, feeding on Bramble (Robert Callf).
  • Finsbury Park, N4: 13 Redwing, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Geese (unringed), c15 Pochard. (TeRNS)
  • Forty Hall (Enfield): 2 Firecrest, together, feeding in Rhododendrons & Holly, 14:24-14:36 GMT; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Nuthatch (Robert Callf).
  • Hampstead Heath: 1400-1600 highlights were Green Woodpecker, 2x Egyptian geese, Stock Dove (Sash Tusa)
  • Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens: 1w Mediterranean Gull at Round to 09:05hrs when it flew south-east, ad Yellow-legged Gull; also Emperor Goose (esc), 20 Egyptian Goose plus 3 goslings, 3 pr Gadwall, 93 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe (1 trilling), pr Great Crested Grebe copulating, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull attempting to kill pigeons, 8 Stock Dove, Tawny Owl showing well, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Dunnock, 5 Mistle Thrush (2 singing), singing Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper (1 singing), 2 Jay, c15 Chaffinch, Greenfinch - species ringed: Egyptian Goose, 4 Starling (Des McKenzie, Roy Sanderson). 20 grey heron being fed by lady by the Albert Entrance. Seems to be nightly occurrence 6-7pm (Neil Millar).
  • London Wetland Centre: 91 Shoveler, 80 Lapwing, 2 Jack Snipe, 12 Common Snipe, Woodcock, 6 Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Lesser Redpoll (LWC website).
  • Rainham Marshes: Common Buzzard (alongside A13 perched) (P Fallan), afternoon: no sign of Bean Geese. c.200 Gadwall, 15 Pintail, 50 Shelduck, 350 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 50 Shoveler, 200 Lapwing, 13 Black t Godwit, 10 Snipe, 1 Knot, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Water Rail, 6 Skylark N, 30 Goldfinch, 15 Linnet, 25 Chaffinch, 5 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, Barn Owl (Pete Mantle)
  • Riddlesdown: 'Single Woodcock over Riddlesdown 1725 LMT (Brendan O'Brien)
  • Thamesmere: 294 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard (John Archer).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: 2 Firecrest still 835 & 1225 in Sanctuary Wood, also 15+ Redwing (Bob Watts).
  • Trent Park: Egyptian Goose, 3 Pochard (3m), 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mandarin ( Pair), 20 Goldfinch, Muntjac.( Pete Lowman).
  • Wanstead Park: m Teal (Perch), 7 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 30-40 Redwing feeding in Chalet Wood, 4 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush (J Lethbridge).
  • Whitewebbs Wood: 1 Firecrest, feeding in Holly, 11:16-11:18 GMT; 1 Goldcrest; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 Nuthatch; 4 Treecreeper; 5 Stock Dove, displaying and nest-site prospecting; 2 (m&f) Shoveler, on Ornamental Lake (Robert Callf).
  • Wildwoods Lake, Enfield: 1 male Teal (Robert Callf).
  • Trent CP: 1 female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Robin White per RMC).

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