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Highlight of the month: a record passage of passerinesEdit

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Pied Flycatcher, Alexandra Park, 31st August 2019 (© Chris Farthing 2019)

August 2019 did not produce any twitchable rarities, but it was a record-breaking month for reports of migrant passerines.

Perhaps the star species was Pied Flycatcher. Previous Augusts have generally produced only around 10 reports, from just a handful of sites, but this year there were more than 50 reports from 27 sites — and oddly, all were in either the first 12 days of the month or the last 10 days, with not a single sighting during the nine days in between. The most reliable site was Wanstead Flats, with reports on 10 days and no fewer than six birds present on the 24th.

Also recorded much more frequently than in most past Augusts were Wheatear, Whinchat, Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail and Tree Pipit. Other passage passerines included a Woodlark at Beddington Farmlands on the 14th and a calling Ortolan Bunting high over RSPB Rainham Marshes on the 22nd. There were five records of Wood Warbler, with the first of the season seen in Richmond Park on the 7th.

Herons, etc Edit

Early in the month, a juvenile Cattle Egret was at Rainham Marshes, with an adult also present on the 12th. And on the 20th two spent much of the day roosting in trees at Dagenham Chase.

The Great Egret that appeared in Richmond Park on 24th July was last seen on 25th August. Another was at Bushy Park from the 11th to the 19th. Possibly one of these birds was then at Moseley GP from the 26th to the 31st. During the month Great Egret were also reported on the deck at both Rainham Marshes and London Wetland Centre and overhead from several sites.

Four Spoonbill were at Rainham Marshes in the 14th and two at Beddington Farmlands on the 20th. A White Stork was seen over Epsom Downs on the 13th.

Birds of prey Edit

Perhaps the month’s most interesting raptor was a White-tailed Eagle that followed the Thames through central London at an altitude of about 700m on the 31st. It was one of six juveniles released on the Isle of Wight 10 days earlier as part of a reintroduction programme. The other five had stayed close to the release site, but data from this bird’s satellite transmitter showed that on the eighth day it had crossed to the mainland, explored Hampshire for a couple of days and then set off across Surrey to London and eventually to the Thames Estuary. Its flight path can be tracked here (at the time of writing). Footnote: After eight days' wandering through south-east England the eagle found its way back to the Isle of Wight on 5th September.

An Osprey was seen perched at Panshanger Park on the 28th, and birds crossed five other sites during the month. The first Honey-buzzard of autumn passed over Seventy Acre Lake on the 5th. The first Goshawk of the season was a juvenile over Maple Cross on the 7th; another passed over Hutchinson’s Bank LNR on the 25th.

And the rest Edit

  • Twenty-one species of wader this month included the first Golden Plover of the season (Rainham Marshes, 25th), several Wood Sandpiper (reported from nine different sites), a Curlew Sandpiper (Beddington Farmlands, 12th) and a Sanderling (Rainham Marshes, 1st).
  • A flock of 14 juvenile Little Tern spent the morning of the 24th around Rainham Marshes and Crayford Marshes. A handful of reports of Sandwich Tern included 25 birds at Gallions Reach on the 26th. Other migrant terns included a few Black Tern and Arctic Tern and plenty of Common Tern.
  • The first Turtle Dove of autumn flew low over Otford on the 6th.
  • There were 20 reports of juvenile Cuckoo during the month.
  • London’s first Short-eared Owl of the autumn was seen over Beckton sewage works on the 21st.
  • The first three Wryneck of the year were seen at Ingrebourne Valley (24th), Bonnett’s Wood (24th) and Walthamstow Wetlands (28th).

(Contributed by Andrew Haynes, who accepts full responsibility for any errors. Historical information is mainly based on this wiki's archived records and ‘The Birds of London' by Andrew Self.)


Saturday 31st August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher as y'day 0645, 2 Spotted Flycatcher cricket scrub and grove, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Swift, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff, Greylag (APOG Birders); also Tawny Owl h c6.40am (Dan Pinkham)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Common Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, juv Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine. Autumn Birdcount of 74 spp by 16:30. (Brent Birders)
  • Canons Farm: incl Hobby, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Tree Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting all at canons farmhouse & reads rest cottages am, also incl Common Buzzard, 12 Swift, Skylark, 6 Swallow, 8 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 8 Common Whitethroat, 25 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer (Darragh Culley per CFBW BG via Twitter/blog); also 40 Swift, 25 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit (Ian Magness per CFBW BG blog)
  • Coursers Road: Hobby, Stonechat betw warren fm & coursers rd (TyttGP tweet)
  • Croham Hurst: Osprey S 16:40 (Graham Collins via Croydon Birders)
  • Dungeon Hill "1445-1700": incl Common Buzzard, 3 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 15 Rook SW 1615, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch (Ian Ward per DH Wildlife blog)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Hobby, Common Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Ian Stewart, Mike Amos)
  • Frogmore Lakes: 3 Little Egret, Goldcrest (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Teal, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Grand Junction Res "area": incl 30 Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Great Black-backed Gull (via BirdTrack)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Peregrine, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)  
  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail NE, 5 Stock Doves S, 2 Swifts (Pete Mantle)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Green Sandpiper glebe lake, Greenshank W 0915 (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, 7 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff (WWT website); Pied Flycatcher wildside w/ tit flock 08.45 (Martin Honey); Garganey main lake still, Pied Flycatcher briefly by sheltered lagoon 0955 probably a second bird as the one earlier in Wildside was heard later in the morning or early afternoon as well [MRH] (BirdGuides); also 7 Swift (per BirdTrack)
  • Molesey GP: Great Egret still pm (BirdGuides)
  • Panshanger Park: incl 6 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 15 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 5 Cormorant, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, juv Cuckoo still, Kingfisher, 2 Raven still, Coal Tit, 4 Sand Marin, 3 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting am (Simon Priestnall via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: Common Redstart (Steve Smith per ELBF FB); 2 Great Egret arr'd on aveley pools 0620 & stayed briefly, also 3 Avocet, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Hobby, Raven mobbed by Crows, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail am (Dave Morrison tweets); 3 Whinchat fr Ken Barratt hide by mid-am (BirdGuides); also incl 15 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 9 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Curlew, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 4 Hobby, 3 Sand Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whinchat, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail (Brian Churches, Jonathan Wasse, Phil Street et al per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher as y'day sallying from low fence 0920 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Hobby 2cy, 4 Whinchat (Steve Woolfenden, Jan Wilczur)
  • Royal Victoria Dock: juv White-tailed Eagle SW 1450 (BirdGuides) One of six birds released on Isle of Wight 21-22 Aug. It later continued E to the Essex coast at Southend [per Roy Dennis tweets]. Full flight path here.
  • Ruislip Lido/Poors Field: 8 Gadwall, Common Buzzard, 6 House Martin, 5 juv Willow Warbler in a mixed flock, 5 Chiffchaff, juv Blackcap (Neil Anderson)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 50 Tufted Duck, 7 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 27 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Whinchat am (BirdGuides)
  • South Harrow "Eastcote Ave gdn": 40 House Sparrows (Michael E Robinson)
  • South Norwood CP: Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Lesser Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 4 Swift am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Thamesmead "Princess Alice Wharf": incl 2 Yellow-legged Gull 1cy 2cy (Josh Jones via eBird)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2 Red Kite, Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 3 Whinchat still in hedge north of main gp 0820, Wheatear field by willows c/p, Grey Wagtail, 100+ Linnet am (Chris Ruis via Twitter/Herts BC); f Garganey main gp still 0950, also Little Grebe, 4+ Red Kite, 6+ Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, 4+ Tree Sparrow am (TyttGP tweets)
  • Upper College Farm: 7+ Swallow SW, Whinchat still but elusive (Ian Stewart, Mike Amos)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Spotted Flycatcher side paddocks, Swift, 4 House Martins, 6 Pied Wagtail (Jon Agar); 3 Whinchat, 30+ House Martin, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Bunting (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 5-6 Common Redstart, Wheatear, 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2-4 Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, f Mandarin Duck, Yellow-legged Gull, Skylark, 10+ House Martin, 5 Mistle Thrush (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey still, Teal, 15 Shoveler, Common Sandpiper, 1cy Great Black-backed Gull, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)

Friday 30th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher silver birches pitch n putt [sw cnr], Whinchat PFs [sw side], Spotted Flycatcher cricket scrub, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, 5+ Blackcap, Peregrine, House Martin (APOG Birders); Pied Flycatcher still 15:10, Whinchat cricket scrub 15:53 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail (BFBG per Surrey BC); also incl 18 Shoveler, 32 Gadwall, 42 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 15 Little Grebe, 10 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard, 16 Stock Dove, 20 Swift, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, Sand Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Greenfinch, 20 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 3 Common Buzzard, 40 Swift W, Kestrel, 13 House Martin, Willow Warbler (Ian Ward per CFBW BG blog)
  • Chandler's Cross: 12 Swallow, Wheatear fr f/p behind Newhall Fm 1845 (Nick Harris via Herts BC)
  • Chipstead: Whinchat fr footpath TQ258545 1800 (BirdGuides)
  • Dagnam Park: 10 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 4 Common Whitethroat, 6 Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher, Wheatear (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: incl Common Whitethroat, 8 Linnet, Corn Bunting (Steven Brown via BirdTrack); 2 Sand Martin high S 1900, 20+ House Martin (Anders Gray via Herts BC)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Hobby, 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Common Whitethroat (John Bushell & Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Park: 3 Grey Wagtail (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Whinchat, 50 House Martin, 2 Swift (Dave Porritt)
  • Hatfield Park: incl 2 Cormorant, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Swallow, 6 Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 6 Mistle Thrush (via BirdTrack)
  • Hyde Park: Wood Warbler, Common Redstart, c10 Willow Warbler w/ tit flock nr old police stn though mobile 1310-1320 (Des McKenzie w/ Nick Tanner tweet)
  • Isle of Dogs: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Egyptian Geese Thames shore at Saunders Ness (Sean Huggins)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still pm, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 11 Swift (WWT website)
  • Molesey GP: Great Egret west pond still early-am (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Mudchute Farm: Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff (Sean Huggins)
  • Panshanger Park: juv Cuckoo fr osprey_lake platform early-am (Simon Radcliffe tweet); also 2 Raven (Stuart Fox via Herts BC); Hobby, Whinchat (James Russell via Herts BC)
  • Plumridge Wood: 8 Common Buzzard 0950 (Robert Callf)
  • Primrose Hill: juv m Peregrine hunting 1045 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Arctic Tern upriver 09:40, 1 Common Tern, 1 Wigeon, 10 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Peregrine, 5 Avocet, 61 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, 21 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 150 Linnet (Andrew Self); also 2 Whinchat, Whimbrel (John Colmans); 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 8 Cetti's Warbler, Peregrine, Hobby, 129 Teal, 71 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Willow Warbler, 17 Little Egret, 13 Avocet, Common Snipe, 23 Shoveler, 27 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier imm m & f, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Jackdaw (Samuel Levy et al); also Pintail, Common Buzzard, 6 Avocet, Curlew, Redshank, Stock Dove, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 3 Hobby, 4 Bearded Tit, 2 Corn Bunting (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Red Kite, Green Woodpecker (Neil Anderson);
  • Regent's Park: Spotted Flycatcher on east side of reddymoney-fountain plantings [area 28] nr tall willow but flighty 0840 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Common Buzzard, juv Cuckoo still, Hobby, Kingfisher, Osprey S 8.30am, 2 Skylark, 4 Stonechat, Wheatear, 5 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail over (RPBG/Friday Grp)
  • Riddlesdown: incl Kestrel, Skylark, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Linnet (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 5 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Spotted Flycatcher fr willow hide pm (per Mathew Bournat tweet); Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 5 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Nuthatch (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Springfield Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher nr bandstand early-am (Jamie Partridge tweet)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17": 1 Grey Wagtail nw am (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Black Duck Marsh 10.30-13.30”: 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier f-type, Ring-necked Parakeet h, 11 House Martin 8 nests 3 still occupied, 3 Skylark, c9 Shoveler, c3 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, c8 Gadwall, c12 Mallard, 1 Chiffchaff, Bearded Tit h, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 9 Long-Tailed Tit, 5 Little Egret stoneness lighthouse [essex side], {3 Clouded Yellow inc m&f courting} (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Coal Tit, 23 Canada Geese, 7 Swallow, Nuthatch, Kestrel, Cormorant [long pond], {Small Heath, Painted Lady} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: f Garganey main gp again, 3 Whinchat central hedge north of main gp & grass field by mound am (Rupert Evershed tweets); also Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Common Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Sand Martin, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Hobby, Grey Wagtail (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 8 Pied Wagtail, Wheatear rear paddocks, Sparrowhawk (Jon Agar); 3 Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, Whinchat first thing (Jamie Partridge)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 6 House Martin, Grey Wagtail (Jon Agar)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Weir": Caspian Gull nr The Weir pub still 1500 (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2-3 Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, Wheatear, 4 Common Redstart, Tree Pipit, 1w Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, Teal, f Mandarin Duck, 3 Skylark, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 4 Hobby, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders et al)
  • Welham Green: incl Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Skylark, Common Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, Greenfinch (via BirdTrack)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey still, Teal, 10 Shoveler, 2 Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: Imm/female Common Redstart (imaged) at 07.12am taking Elderberries from just 5' adjacent to bedroom window, then returning again at 10.50am, preceded by Common Whitethroat and Blackcaps, also Chiff Chaff, Hobby at mid-day, with two female Sparrowhawks interacting at 12.15pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross: 2 Red Kite, Wheatear on old barn, 11 Linnet (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC); also Great Black-backed Gull over, 4 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 8 Rook over, Raven low over ladywalk wd, Willow Warbler, Meadow Pipit pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Gull [1st of autumn], 2 Swallow, 9 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, {Painted Lady} (Neil Anderson)

Thursday 29th August 2019Edit

  • Addington Hills: Spotted Flycatcher (John Parish via Croydon Birders)
  • Alexandra Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 6+ Willow Warbler am, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Arthur Jacob LNR: incl 2 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Hobby, Nuthatch, Treecreeper pm (David Wright via eBird)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Raven still, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler on dump (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bush Hill Park: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Swift, Common Buzzard, Greenfinch (Andrew Peel)
  • Bushy Park: incl Little Owl, Swallow, 3 Whinchat, Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Canons Farm: 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 7 Common Whitethroat, 4 Whinchat, Common Redstart, 5 Yellowhammer am (Steve Gale tweet); also incl Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrest, Wheatear on green barn, 2 Nuthatch, 25 House Sparrow, 30 Linnet (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG blog)
  • Crossness NR: 3 Barn Owl, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 6 Swift, 11 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Common Whitethroat, Bearded Reedling, 3 Chiffchaff, 22 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail (Bernie Weight); "Thames & foreshore" 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Redshank, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, c400 Teal, 10 Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, c400 Black-headed Gull, 8 Shelduck, Grey Heron (Bernie Weight)
  • Fairlop Waters: Whinchat still on paddock fences east of bridleway 1540 (BirdGuides)
  • Grays Gorge: Little Grebe, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Kingfisher (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 returning Shoveler on Highgate No 1 pond (Pete Mantle)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Cormorant s, 5 Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, {2 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral} (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still, 3 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: incl Sparrowhawk, 30 House Martin pm (San Jones via eBird)
  • Lullingstone CP: Reed Warbler w/ mixed flock (Jack Headley)
  • Molesey GP: Great Egret still, Green Sandpiper early-am (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Oxleas Wood: 3 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher (Ian Stewart)
  • Panshanger Park: no sign of Osprey by 0750, 2 Whinchat by osprey_lake (Simon Radcliffe tweet); Osprey over betw riverside & broadwater lakes c1120 (Rose Newbold tweet)
  • Primrose Hill: 2-3 Swift, 3 House Martin early-pm (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 17 Grey Heron, 21 Little Egret, m Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, 7 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 8 Sand Martin, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat, 17 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (RSPB per ELBF FB); 18 Avocet (Phil Ball per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Whinchat chat bushes [area 34] 1225 - brief visit (Twitter); 4 Pied Flycatcher midday (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: juv Cuckoo still, Wheatear am (Dilshan Muthalib tweet); 6 Gadwall, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Green Sandpiper briefly early am, 7 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear (RPBG)
  • Rye Meads RSPB "draper hide": 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper (Steve Hughes via Herts BC)
  • Sanderstead "Briton Hill Rd gdn": Spotted Flycatcher calling (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 3 Hobby, 2 Whinchat on pattypool mead late-am (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Nuthatch (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Trent Park: 3 Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, leucistic Grey Heron, Kestrel, Red Kite, Mandarin, Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler (Pete Lowman)
  • Twickenham: Sparrowhawk over Wellesley Rd 16.50 (Mike Foster)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret fishing lake, Common Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, c3 Kingfisher, Hobby (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); Little Egret main gp, 4+ Tree Sparrow tytt fm in trees by fdr (Axel Kirby via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "paddocks": 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Kestrel w/ prey (JW Davies); 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear rear paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Hobby, 50 Swifts, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear, 20 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders); also incl Garden Warbler (Adrian Boyle via eBird)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Weir": ad Caspian Gull again mid-aft (Shaun Ferguson via Surrey Birding FB); "Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex" Caspian Gull perched on floodlight 1730 (Adam Cheeseman via Surrey Birding FB); Caspian Gull on playing-fields floodlight by The Weir Hotel evg (Yvonne Simmonds via Surrey Birding FB); ad Yellow-legged Gull still (per Surrey BC)
  • Wandle Meadow NR: Pied Flycatcher in trees by pond [nw cnr] 1055 (Mark Bravery tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat, 7 Common Redstart, 12+ Wheatear, Tree Pipit am (Wanstead Birding tweets); Pied Flycatcher in sssi (Daniel Whitelegg); Red Kite (Ian Stewart); Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Little Owl, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 7 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Skylark, 4 Mistle Thrush (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Peregrine Falcon, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 2 Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Reed Warbler, Nuthatch, Goldcrest all bush wd & shoulder of mutton (Nick Croft)
  • Warren Gorge: incl Pochard, Tufted Duck, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 24 House Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, Yellow Wagtail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Pied Flycatcher, Garganey still, 2 Teal, 6 Shoveler, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler); Pied Flycatcher still 1705 (Garry James tweet)

Wednesday 28th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher as y'day, 3+ Willow Warbler, Kingfisher, 60+ Starling, 80+ House Sparrow (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 8 Shoveler, 30 Gadwall, 22 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, Tawny Owl, 50 Swift, 2 Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Raven, 2 Skylark, Swallow, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat, Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 30 Linnet (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Redstart on dump, 4 Little Egret, godwit sp, 3 Common Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat both nr green barn am (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG blog)
  • Crossness: Common Buzzard, 3 Common Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine aft (Donna Zimmer tweet)
  • Dagenham Chase: Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Greenfinch (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": m Sparrowhawk (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley Golf Course: 5 House Martin, 2 Swift (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath "am": 2 Hobby over Parliament Hill, 2 Meadow Pipits fos (Pete Mantle); "pm" Common Buzzard, 2 Swallows, 20 House Martins over (Pete Mantle)
  • Kempton Park Water Works: incl Grey Heron, 30 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre "paddocks": incl 3 Common Whitethroat, Whinchat, 15 Pied Wagtail, 40 Linnet (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still, 9 Wigeon, 83 Gadwall, 63 Shoveler, 61 Teal [all site counts], 5 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine over (WWT website)
  • Molesey GP: Great Egret still 0800 (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Orpington "BR5" Pied Flycatcher briefly in back gdn (Charlie Carpenter)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey perched by riverside lake am (BirdGuides); incl Common Sandpiper osprey_lake isl, ad m Kingfisher, Whinchat (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: Marsh Harrier, 6 Little Egret, 17 Avocet, Curlew, 63 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, 1000 Starling, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (Howard Vaughan, Tom Bell, Steve Smith via ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 2 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 2 Whinchat together on wooden fencing 1340 (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Common Sandpiper, Great Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Norwood Lake: incl Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat am (Peter Carr via eBird)
  • Stoneleigh "KT17": 2 Swift se am (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “02.45-17.00“ : 3 Kestrel, 5 Common Sandpiper river [r], 2 Little Egret r, 1 Common Gull r, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Green Woodpecker juv (Roger Keith)
  • Tooting Common: Spotted Flycatcher south of lake briefly (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Spotted Flycatcher in dead tree nr finchley nurseries, 2 Yellow Wagtail cow field, 2 Common Buzzard (Samuel Levy & John Colmans); 44 Swallow, 36 House Martin, 2 Nuthatch, 34 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail substn, 2 Black-headed Gull, 46 Stock Dove, Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 2 Mandarin Duck, Lesser Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 2 Sand Martin S, Little Owl, {3 Painted Lady} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: c3 Little Egret, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Hobby am (Steve Blake via Herts BC); also 4+ Common Sandpiper, 3+ Green Sandpiper both on fishing lake, 6 Swift, 10+ Sand Martin evg (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Upper College Farm “DA5”: Whinchat, Willow Warbler (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1+ Whinchat bomb crater field still (BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Wryneck briefly ne of Lockwood Res adj to allotments along f/p on east side of relief channel TQ356906 at 11:25 but flushed by joggers - no further sign by 13:15 (Lol Bodini via Twitter/BirdGuides); 1 Whinchat [west warwick res 1620 per BirdGuides], 3 Wheatear, 25 Swift, 3 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Mistle Thrush, 5 Common Sandpiper, 5 Gadwall, 8 Teal (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Weir": ad Caspian Gull opp Weir Hotel pub again 1020 (Ed Sames tweet); Caspian Gull till late-aft then downriver (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: Great Egret SW 0725, Common Sandpiper alexandra lake 1335, Hobby S 1350, Peregrine S 1325, 4 Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher enclosure 0855, Pied Flycatcher enclosure briefly 0715, 5 Whinchat broom fields still 0830, 3 Common Redstart [ad-m enclosure still 0800 & f long wd south-side 1030 & 1cy-m pub scrub 1215], Wheatear central path briefly 0650, Tree Pipit E from sssi 0945, 6 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Teal, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Little Owl, Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel (Wanstead Birders) patch map w/ site names here
  • West Ham Park: Pied Flycatcher nr leaf yd 1345 (BirdGuides)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Pied Flycatcher, Teal, 5 Shoveler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Swift, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross: incl 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, 24 Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat (Charlie Farrell)

Tuesday 27th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher still though elusive GC [sw cnr] birches, Whinchat cricket pitches [sw edge], 2 Swift, Garden Warbler fos, 10 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, {Willow Emerald conservation pond} (APOG Birders)
  • Blackheath "Greenwich side": 20 Swifts (Joe Beale)
  • Bonnett's Wood: Wryneck along east-side path by exit to Gerpins Ln 0810, Pied Flycatcher in poplars at top of hill 0735 (Alan Shearman via BirdGuides/per ELBF FB); also incl Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher N, Kestrel, 19 Swallow, 9 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 22 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, Nightingale, 9 Yellow Wagtail, Bullfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Broadwater Lake: Little Egret, f/imm Pintail (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Brookmans Park: 3 Bullfinch (via BirdTrack)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: incl 2 Whinchat (via BirdTrack)
  • Canary Wharf "1 Churchill Pl": Spotted Flycatcher on 21st-floor window ledge 1040 (James Heal tweet)
  • Chelsham: 6 Whinchat on sheep-field fence by Washpond Ln TQ384584 (BirdGuides)
  • Crayford Marshes "west of Darent": 8 Little Egret, 21 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Woodcock SSW, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swallow, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warblers 1900-2000 (Mike Paice)
  • Crossness "Thames Path": 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Lapwing, 2 Sedge Warbler, Little Egret, 40+ Cormorant, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 200+ Starling (Paul Francis)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 8+ Linnet, Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl 14.15 in owl_box, 2 Little Grebe ad juv (Paul Francis)
  • Crouch End: 2 Common Sandpiper h over 0100. Nocmig in realtime. (Sam Jones)
  • Dagnam Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Common Redstart, 3 Whinchat (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton tweet/ELBF FB)
  • Eynsford: 20+ House Martin, 2 Kingfisher, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Collared Dove, 15 House Martin SW, 3 Swift SE (Samuel Levy)
  • Flamstead village: Whinchat (per Herts BC)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Swift (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Redstart feeding west side of cricket pitch behind the sight screen - please view only fr gate nr cafe, 3 Wheatears, Spotted Flycatcher feeding from treetops on Parliament Hill, grp of 3 Yellow Wagtails W, 2 Swallows E, 2 Swifts fdg (Pete Mantle); also incl 3 Swift, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher (MBS via BirdTrack)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir "permit only": 3 Black-necked Grebe fr Hogg Ln viewing platform still (Allan Stewart via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Green Sandpiper (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Holyfield Marsh: 6 Whinchat (Andrew Middleton tweet/per ELBF FB)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Pied Flycatcher (Alan Hilton, Gerry Smith per ELBF FB); Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe, Kestrel, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail (Dave McGough, Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Ringed Plover (Peter Charles/Keith Cutting); incl Garganey still, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Whinchat grazing marsh (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow (Sam Jones)
  • Mile End "Antill Rd E3": 20+ House Martins over house (Harry Harrison)
  • Molesey GP: Great Egret still 1410 - presumably the Bushy Park bird (Dave Harris tweet); also Little Egret (Adam Cheeseman via Birding Ldn FB)
  • Nonsuch Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Hobby, Common Buzzard (Michael Mac)
  • Panshanger Park: Green Sandpiper, 1+ Kingfisher (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill: flock of 28 Swift 1340 & 1420, Sand Martin [fos finally] S 1410, 4 Swallow S, 12 House Martin S, Tree Pipit thru W 1040 (Twitter)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 40 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Tree Pipit, 3 Greenfinch (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Malcolm Rush, Martin Gilbert, Dave Smith per ELBF FB); 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear (Dave Smith et al per ELBF FB); 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (Howard Vaughan, Simren Soor per ELBF FB); 13 Grey Heron, Great Egret still, 12 Little Egret (Howard Vaughan per ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: Hobby S 19:05, juv Song Thrush grounded by suspected cat attack - now with Wildlife Aid, {Red Admiral} (Paula Redmond) Update - the ST died overnight due to internal bleeding - PR
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Whinchat (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl Little Egret, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler (Simon Wilcock via eBird)
  • St Albans: 10 Swift circling Cathedral spire (Steven Brown via Herts BC)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Reed Warbler (Rob Wyllie per Croydon Birders)
  • Streatham Common: Pied Flycatcher [1st here for me] (Peter Newmark) Hello could you please give details of exactly where seen, thanks (Michael Mac) On the edge of the woodland facing Steatham Common South
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 5 Whinchat folly fm [valley record count], 5 Spotted Flycatcher 1 owl_field & 3 migrant hedge & 1 folly fm, 2 Willow Warbler (Samuel Levy, Kabir Kaul, Tony Clancy); m Common Redstart migrant hedge, 9 Sand Martin S (Tony Clancy); 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 2 Swift SE, Mandarin Duck darlands, 2 Common Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, 52+ Swallow S, 6 House Martin S, 5 Goldcrest, Yellow Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, Grey Heron, {Willow Emerald, 4 Painted Lady} (Samuel Levy & Kabir Kaul); 2 Hobby circling Totteridge Ln nr orange tree (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 5 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher, 25 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mandarin, 2 Willow Warbler (Pete Lowman)
  • Upminster STW "private access": 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "and Reservoirs": 20 Swift, 1 Wheatear, 10+ Willow Warbler, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Eugene Dillon-Hooper); "Marshes only" 2 Whinchat bomb crater field TQ353872 still am (BirdGuides)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Bridge": ad Yellow-legged Gull atop Bridge arch 1730-1935 at least (Ed Sames/Shaun Ferguson tweets)
  • Wanstead Flats: 10 Whinchat, 2 Common Redstart, Wheatear, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 2-3 Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, 7 Willow Warbler, 25+ Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swift, 10+ House Martin (Wanstead Birders/Sam Porter); Tree Pipit (Ricky Blackman per ELBF FB)
  • Waterworks NR: 1-2 Spotted Flycatcher (Eugene Dillon-Hooper); also incl Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • West End "and R Lee": incl 3 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Swift, 2 Kestrel, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Whinchat, 14 Linnet, Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath: 2 Hobby over Gravel Pit Cottage (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Peregrine, Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 5 Swift (Chris Farthing); Common Sandpiper pm (Garry James tweet)

Monday 26th August 2019Edit

  • Aldborough Hatch: Whinchat (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Alexandra Lake, Thurrock: incl 3 Chiffchaff, Pied Flycatcher in willows 0815 (Alan Shearman via BirdGuides/per ELBF FB)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher GC [sw cnr] silver birches, Whinchat PFs [sw edge], Yellow Wagtail SE 1130, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 3+ Swift, Peregrine, Kingfisher, {Purple Hairstreak} (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": Whimbrel, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 11 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Little Egret (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 9 Stock Dove, 4 Chiffchaff, 17 Grey Heron, 3 Egyptian Geese, 2 Little Egret, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 35 Swift, Sand Martin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 10 Little Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, Cetti's Warbler, Gadwall (Samuel Levy & Arjun Dutta)
  • Beddington Park: 4 Little Grebe, 1 Treecreeper (Samuel Levy & Arjun Dutta)
  • Brent Park: Jackdaw still [generally unusual here but present since 24th Aug], Swallow, Blackcap, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 16 Blackcap, 22 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Linnet (Andrew Self); Whinchat foy, Garden Warbler (SL [per ?]) full names pls?
  • Chingford Plain: 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Cowley "Church Rd": Pied Flycatcher 19.08 (Alex Randall)
  • Crossness: Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, 3+ Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, Swallow, Common Snipe, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 9 Redshank, 51 Lapwing, Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Tern juvs, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, {Southern Migrant Hawker, Grey Seal} (John Archer, Ian Stewart, Jamie Partridge & Steve Carter)
  • Dagenham Chase: 4 Swift (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: incl 3 Corn Bunting (Steven Brown via BirdTrack)
  • Epsom "centre": c50-100 Pied Wagtail into roost beside Marquis of Granby pub (Phill Pentek)
  • Erith Pier: 8 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern ad juv late-aft (BirdGuides)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat still (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Gallions Reach "0715-1200": 20 Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, 25 Sandwich Tern, 33 Common Tern, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich Park: 5 Swift (Ray Crouch)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2": 320 Herring Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Black-headed Gull (Mike Paice)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 3 Green Sandpiper (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl 2 Common Buzzard, m Peregrine, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 6 Rook, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 25 Blackcap, Garden Warbler (Dave McGough, Sean Harvey, Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • KGVI Res "permit only": prob ad Caspian Gull on gantry 0800-0845 (Dom Pia tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wheatear, Garganey still, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Little Ringed Plover juv, Yellow Wagtail (WWT website); also 5 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Swift (via BirdTrack); Golden Plover over main lake (Martin Parker) Was it still showing any black underparts ? which direction did it go? FJM Apparently white underparts flew E calling [OD] Wheatear variously listed as overflow car park and grazing marsh - was there one or two birds? MRH It was a female Wheatear which was seen at grazing marsh. And it would be nice to know was it a male or female which was seen at the overflow car park. SP
  • Molesey GP: Great Egret west pond (Martin Cuthew per Surrey BC)
  • Morden Hall Park: 5 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 22 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, 12+ Greenfinch, 4 Goldcrest, Grey Heron, 2 Coal Tit, 7 Swift, Sparrowhawk, Reed Warbler, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Kingfisher inc juv being fed by parent, House Martin, Yellow Wagtail N, 2 Willow Warbler, {plenty of Banded Demoiselle} (Samuel Levy & Arjun Dutta)
  • North Mymms Park: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 3 Tree Sparrow (per Herts BC); also Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Treecreeper, 20 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 3 Swift, Whinchat old GC, 6+ Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 1-2 Bullfinch [prob 2], c60 Goldfinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Pages Farm, Elstree: 1 Common Redstart nr entrance to Elstree Aerodrome - view into field fr kissing gate by sign to footpaths 8 & 37 in Hogg Ln TQ161963 - bird was low in hedge that runs through field 19.25-19.40, 1 Swift (Tony Blake)
  • Primrose Hill: ad Red Kite fos W 1405, 2-3 Common Buzzard NW/SE, c12 Swift, c10 local House Martin, dispersing Nuthatch [site tick] briefly then S, Whinchat fos thru W 1015 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Sandwich Tern E downriver, 16 Arctic Tern W upriver (Howard Vaughan via blog/ELBF FB); Great Egret nr butts hide (David Smith, Howard Vaughan, 'RB' via ELBF FB); Pied Flycatcher cordite store (Howard Vaughan, 'RB' via ELBF FB); incl 2 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 74 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 16 Grey Heron, 22 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 12 Avocet, 7 Ringed Plover, Curlew, Whimbrel, 78 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Hobby, 10 Bearded Tit, 4 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 16 Cetti’s Warbler, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 19 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 8 Lesser Whitethroat, 53 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 5 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 18 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit (Howard Vaughan, David Smith, Sean Huggins, Alan Shearman, Mike Limehouse, 'RB' per ELBF FB); 3 Kestrel (per Howard Vaughan blog); also 10 Wigeon, Common Snipe am (Hugh Antram via eBird)
  • Romford "Ardleigh Green": calling Oystercatcher S over gdn 2130 (Paul Hawkins tweet)
  • Rye Meads RSPB "fr Draper Hide": incl Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift, Kingfisher, 3 Swallow (Philip Butson via BirdTrack)
  • Shrewsbury Park: Tawny Owl calling 2245 (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • South Norwood CP: Water Rail, 2 Reed Warbler, Whinchat (Rob Wyllie per Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Black Tern on S basin early am, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear on KGVI Res fence (Bob Warden, Dom Pia per FJM); incl Black Tern still late-am (Nicholas Talbot via eBird); 3 Black-necked Grebe [2 s basin & 1 n basin], 8 Common Sandpiper evg (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “06.45-08.45”: 10 Reed Warbler 3h, 8 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff 1h, 2 Reed Bunting f, 4 Blackcap 3m 1f, 4 Cetti's Warbler 3h, 1 Dunnock, 5 Blue Tit [all of these seen birds were feeding on fly swarms around 2 trees], 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker h, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Tufted Duck over, 1 Kestrel (Roger Keith)
  • Thorndon CP "n section 0900-100": incl ad m fsp Common Redstart Old Pk [n end] woodland edge (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Trent Park: Pied Flycatcher in oaks nr water-gdn entrance 0830 [finder?] (BirdGuides); also 6 Blackcap, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Mandarin, 2 Spotted Flycatcher in the gully and clump, 2 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (Pete Lowman/Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Whinchat willows fm lake TL185043 (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); Whinchat willows fm still betw concrete track & maize field 1840 (Rupert Evershed & Simon West tweets)
  • Upminster "White Post Fm N Ockenden TQ593851": Common Buzzard, 15 House Martin (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: incl 8 Swift, 5 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Whinchat bomb crater field, Grey Wagtail, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Dominic Mitchell via eBird)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Pied Flycatcher still [in sycamores betw lockwood res & flood-relief channel 0905-1015 at least per BirdGuides], 1 Wheatear, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine, 2 Linnet, 1 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay (Daniel Whitelegg); also incl Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat (Matthew Grube via eBird); also incl 5 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler (Matias Garrido via eBird)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher [a bit of a clear out otherwise], 4 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 4 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 4 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk, Mandarin Duck f, 2 Pochard, 2 Teal, 5 Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Warley: Raven NW TQ590930 at c18:30 (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS)
  • Water End: Whinchat on hay bales 1110 (BirdGuides); 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (George Moreton via Herts BC)
  • Wildhill "incl Woodside, Hatfield": incl 3 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, Raven, 22 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 4 Nuthatch, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Linnet, 12 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, 3 Shoveler, 13 Swift (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler); 2+ Willow Warblers (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 75 Common Swift, 10 Common Whitethroat (David Lindo)

Sunday 25th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 24 Swift, Kingfisher, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Yellow Wagtail (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Bentley Priory: f Marsh Harrier E just south of Deer Pk 07:50, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Richard Francis)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, {Willow Emerald Damselfly} (Andrew Self)
  • Bury Farm "Edgwarebury Middx HA8": Whinchat on hedge opp Fm (Fay Broom, Bob Husband - NW Ldn RSPB Grp Birdwalk)
  • Bushy Park: 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Green Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Reed Bunting, 17 Swallow, Common Whitethroat (Ian R Watson)
  • Canons Farm: Reed Bunting ballards/doric fields, Wheatear infront george west (Ian Ward per CFBW BG blog)
  • Chipstead: Honey-buzzard reported SW 1635 ('Mark S' via Twitter per Croydon Birders post of 27 Aug) online search on 28 Aug failed to locate this tweet
  • Colney Heath: f Stonechat in Colney Heath LNR area still [betw warren fm & coursers rd] (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Whinchat, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Swift, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Dagnam Park: Reed Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 1cy m Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Fairlop Waters: Whinchat in back paddock 1100 (Steve Bacon via BirdGuides/per ELBF FB)
  • Gallions Reach "0730-1200": 2 Shoveler, 21 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 2 Sparrowhawk, ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 17 Common Tern, flock of 21 Arctic Tern, Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Grangewood Park-South Norwood: Spotted Flycatcher in tall fir tree/oaks below tennis court, Coal Tit, Nuthatch (Michael Mac)
  • Greenford "UB6": Hobby over gdn (Kathryn Bull)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Hobby (Tony Blake)
  • Holmethorpe SPs "Nutfield Marsh NNR": incl Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Bullfinch, Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack) reported anonymously - no totals given - TreeSp then absent from observer's list for the following day [26 Aug]
  • Hutchinson’s Bank: Goshawk floated over 2pm. A juv w/ browny streaked breast & correct banding on tail & buzzard_size. No urgency to flight - circling once before disappearing over wooded hill. Seen by me and another birder also interested in butterflies. Both of us had no doubts. (Terence Baker)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: juv Mediterranean Gull am (Paul Hawkins tweet)
  • KGV Res "permit only": 3 Black Tern briefly am, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Neville Smith tweets)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Common Snipe, 41 Shoveler, 2 Swallow, 7 Chiffchaff (WWT website); 2 Green Sandpiper later-pm (Fernley Symons)
  • Morden "Cherry Wd area": Red Kite, being mobbed by 3 Peregrines. The latter have floated here post breeding at Crown House, Morden. Hence not too surprised to hear them but looked up at source of noise and bingo. (Roger Bade)
  • Morden Hall Park "area 0610-0730": incl Kingfisher, Coal Tit, 3 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 15 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Pied Flycatcher in sycamores at entrance to Deen City Fm cTQ263692 06:15, Common Redstart Deen City Fm paddock early-am, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, Reed Bunting (Steve Patmore via eBird/BirdGuides)
  • Priest Hill NR: incl Grey Heron, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 38 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 4 Blackcap, 10 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Kestrel, 2 Swallow, 9 Reed Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 11 Little Egret, 70 Teal, Common Snipe, 3 Hobby, 3 Sparrowhawk, 6 Grey Heron, 10 Gadwall, 2 Ruff, 5 Tufted Duck, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Pochard, 10 Shoveler, 2 Rook, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 11 Yellow Wagtail, Bearded Tit, Golden Plover [Ldn fos - 1st in Ldn RA since 4 May per BirdTrack], 6 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 17 Stock Dove, Curlew, Sandwich Tern downriver, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Whinchat stone barges, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls 2cy 3cy, {4+ Painted Lady, 15+ Willow Emerald, 1 Small Heath, plenty of Brown Argus, Red Admiral, Small Copper, Common Blue} (Samuel Levy, Tom Bell et al); 2 Green Sandpiper (Edwin Sapatsch); Garganey fr Ken Barratt hide am (BirdGuides); Great Egret high W 1400 ('RB' per ELBF FB/BirdGuides); also 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart ('RB' per ELBF FB); also incl 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 6 Avocet, 78 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 63 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 15 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 12 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 14 Common Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Whinchat, 26 Yellow Wagtail ('RB', Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, 10 Coal Tit (Toby Mylett)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret pen ponds still (Phillip Pentek via BirdGuides/BirdTrack)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: juv Marsh Harrier over HMWT meadow & draper hide again c1230 (Vicky Buckel via RSPB tweet/Herts BC)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 3 Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 1 Peregrine (Charlie Farrell)
  • South Ruislip: 2 Red Kite circling old civic amenities site (Michael E Robinson)
  • Staines Moor: incl Lapwing, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet am (Dave Panchaud via eBird); Garden Warbler (Shaun Ferguson via Surrey Birding FB)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 4 Black Tern flew in from north 08.45 then fed on s basin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-necked Grebe on n basin, 3juv Yellow Wagtail on KGVI Res top fence (Bob Warden, Franko J Maroevic, Roger Morton); 8 Black Tern 1130 (Tony Sweetland tweet); 2 Yellow Wagtail 20m north of w end of causeway 1515 (Richard Haydon via Herts BN); incl 5 Black Tern s basin still late-aft (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Stanmore "Wood Farm": 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Tony Blake)
  • Sydenham "Bell Green SE26": 1 Swift 12.35 - latest I have ever seen one in sth London (Paul Francis)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Common Buzzard, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, juv Hobby perched on tower but bothered by Crows, 3 Swallow, 8+ Skylark, 3 Yellow Wagtail low S 07.15, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet, {Painted Lady, 15 Small Heath} (Neil Anderson)
  • The Brook "BR5": Peregrine Falcon (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP "n section 0900-100": incl c25 Swallow around Hatch Fm, c25 House Martin ditto, 3 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher Old Pk [n end] woodland edge, Pied Flycatcher ditto (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS); "s section 0800-0900" incl Common Buzzard 1yg calling, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail over (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Tilburstow Hill NR "Surrey TQ351500": incl Grey Heron, 3 Common Buzzard, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Linnet am (Gareth Parkes via eBird)
  • Totteridge Valley: Wheatear in fields reached via f/p leading up to Long Pond 0810 (Simon Worsfold tweet): also Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 13 Swallow, Grey Wagtail, Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 9 Green Woodpecker [suggests good breeding year] (John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 3+ Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Owl, Swift, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Hobby, Peregrine, 14+ Tree Sparrow tytt fm hedge, 10+ Yellow Wagtail S early-am, Grey Wagtail, c150 Linnet willows fm around c/p bales (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 11 Swift, 4 Sand Martin, 4 Pied Wagtail side paddocks, Kestrel, 3 Reed Bunting (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Pied Flycatcher in trees on narrow strip betw flood-relief channel & narrow channel supplying high maynard res (BirdGuides)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Bridge": ad Caspian Gull nearby still but left 1240 (BirdGuides); ad Yellow-legged Gull still (Shaun Ferguson tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 5+ Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Hobby 1yg, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 11 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (Wanstead Birders et al)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Swift, Water Rail fos, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Great Crested Grebe [1 yg - didn't see the other one and the second ad was on a different lake], 18 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in dead tree by Cloisters Gate at Crematorium 5:45pm (Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: ad Yellow-legged Gull on pipes 1510 (Garry James tweet)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 15 Swift, 1 Coal Tit (Charlie Farrell)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Chiffchaff, {11 Common Blue, 8 Small Copper, 3 Brown Argus} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 24th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Treecreeper, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath: Pied Flycatcher main-entrance ride after left-hand kink c30m before t-jn & bench 1545 (Barry Reed tweet)
  • Banstead: Pied Flycatcher in gdn early evg (Steve Gale)
  • Bayhurst Wood CP "area": incl Whinchat towards amenity site (Dan Pinkham)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 2 Common Buzzard, 14 Grey Heron, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (Nigel Harris via BirdTrack)
  • Bookham Common: Spotted Flycatcher aft (Toby Coulson via Surrey Birding FB)
  • Brent Park: Jackdaw, Jay [both unusual here], Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmans Park "area": incl Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 7 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 2 Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 14 Little Tern [the Rainham Marshes birds] still on mud east of Darenth Barrier 0925 (BirdGuides)
  • Crossness "outflow": 18 Sandwich Tern ([per?] Ron Turner) unclear from poster's comment whether RT is the actual observer - pls confirm obs'r name
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Teal, Sparrowhawk, 15 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Dartford Marshes: Common Buzzard, 5 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat (Phillip Royston via Kent OS)
  • Dungeon Hill: 2 Treecreeper gt soloms wd pm (Ian Ward per DH Wildlife blog)
  • Fairlop Waters: 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Finsbury Park: 1+ Spotted Flycatcher still (Twitter)
  • Greenford "Ruislip Rd": Red Kite circling (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Greensted: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Holloway "N7": Grey Wagtail exploring flooded foundations of new bldg (Steve Ripley)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Wryneck [Ldn foy/Ldn fos] fr wetland viewpt south of VC 8.40am for 5min [no further sign by late-am per BirdGuides], 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Green Sandpiper, 102 Lapwing, Kingfisher, 5 Yellow Wagtail on farmland (Andrew Gouldstone); 14 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 3 Water Rail, Oystercatcher, 3 Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Rook, 2+ Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2+ Sedge Warbler, 2+ Reed Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 30 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 8 Common Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, 3 Reed Bunting (Paul Hawkins, Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Common Tern, 3 Black Tern early-am (Neville Smith per ELBF FB/via BirdGuides); Pied Flycatcher 1235-1250 at least (Neville Smith via BirdGuides/Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Great Egret main lake briefly then flew towards river am, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, juv Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Snipe, 3 Blackcap, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Morden Hall Park: incl Water Rail, 2 Peregrine, Kingfisher, 2 Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Tree Pipit W 0625 (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Newgate Street nr Cuffley: incl 4 Cormorant, 3 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 3 Rook, 4 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher, 12 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Primrose Hill: incl Common Buzzard low S hunting 1400, 20+ Swift [most high overhead early-pm], c12 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail fos WNW 0850 (Twitter)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 5 Black Tern early evng [some of the same birds as at Staines Reservoir], 135 Egyptian Geese (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper over, Wheatear 0900, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: 11 Sandwich Tern, 14juv Little Tern aveley bay in flat calm 07:30 (Howard Vaughan via Twitter/RSPB blog); 12+ Little Tern still in Aveley Bay 10:05, Sandwich Tern E 08:50, Whinchat at concrete barges, juv Stonechat, 4 Little Egret, 4 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, 5 Avocet, 73 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 62 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Green Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, 5 Swallow W, Yellow Wagtail, 24 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 12 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); also 2 Common Tern (Howard Vaughan, Graham Sutton et al); also Cattle Egret E 1130, Curlew, Whimbrel, 10 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Coal Tit (per ELBF FB); also incl 4 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 66 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, 5 Kestrel, 12 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Bunting (Malcolm Rush, Martin Jordan, A Lewis et al per ELBF FB); Ringed Plover h over (per Howard Vaughan blog)
  • Regent's Park: 1 Pied Flycatcher in the Chat Enclosure [area 39] briefly at 1645 - photo on my Twitter account (Tim Blackburn)
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Great Egret still, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 40 Swallow (Phillip Pentek)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": 3 Little Egret, 16 Black-headed Gull [highest count since early this yr], 11 Grey Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Reed Bunting (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Ruislip Lido "and Woods": 24 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 11 Cormorant, 8 Great Crested Grebe 7ad 1juv, Great Egret over Lido c11.10 [couldn't see if it came down from where we were], Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Hobby [edge of Mad Bess Wd by garden centre], 5 Swallow, 6 House Martin, {6+ Wasp Spiders} (Neil Anderson, Nigel Dodd, Nathalie Mahieu & 10 other LNHS members)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: juv Marsh Harrier over HMWT meadow & draper hide (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC); also m Wigeon, eclipse m Garganey both still fr gadwall_hide, 5 Green Sandpipers, 2+ Sedge Warblers, 2+ Reed Warblers (Bob Husband et al NW London RSPB Group)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 4 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 80 Tufted Duck, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, 27 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, 12 Swallow, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap (via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoir: 7 Black Tern late pm only, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Whimbrel still, 3 Yellow Wagtails (Dave Morris, Franko J Maroevic)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh” 09.30-11.15: 5 Reed Warbler 3h, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 1 Sedge Warbler, 9 Common Whitethroat inc small family group, 1 Stonechat m, 1 Raven, 2 Kestrel inc 1 on ground w/ prey, 1 Greenfinch, 1 House Sparrow f, 5 Blackcap family grp, {3 Speckled Woods, 1 poss Southern Hawker, Evening Primrose, many flowering Yellow Toadflax} (Roger Keith)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Pied Flycatcher Tottenham Marsh West in nw cnr nr gas bridge (BirdGuides)
  • Totteridge Valley: Spotted Flycatcher owl_field 1015 (Simon Worsfold tweet)
  • Trent Park: Pied Flycatcher perched in field maple & young oaks 'Old Golf Course' 0930-0935, Spotted Flycatcher in sallows along 'Gully' 0940, 3 Common Whitethroat, f/imm Blackcap, Nuthatch (Robert Callf); Pied Flycatcher still present c10:15-10:35 when disturbed by dogwalkers and flew into the Gulley, also 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Raven over ogc chased by crows (Pete Lowman); Pied Flycatcher still until 1910 at least feeding from sallows along 'Gulley' chased by Robin and frequently landing on path (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: f Garganey main gp still, Whinchat central hedge of grass field north of main gp 0835, Spotted Flycatcher tytt fm paddock 1010, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, 2 Egyptian Goose, 25 Grey Heron high W together (Steve Blake); Wheatear on fence post at entrance to Willows Activity Fm (Infocus Optics tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Yellow Wagtails in paddocks (Jean-Patrick Elmes); also Common Gull, Swift, 8 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Whinchat bomb crater field, Greenfinch, 30 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Bridge": Caspian Gull nearby again but left 1330 (BirdGuides); ad Yellow-legged Gull (Shaun Ferguson tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Pied Flycatcher ['School Scrub' area & sssi & enclosure west of Long Wd - increased from 3 to 6 per photos from Joel Rawlings of 3 PiedFly nr Capel Rd], 4 Spotted Flycatcher, c7 Whinchat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipit, Hobby, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Common Whitethroat (Daniel Gornall, Rob Sheldon, James Heal, Tom Bell, and Tim Harris); also Swift, 6 House Martin, Garden Warbler, 9 Whinchat 6 brooms 3 sssi (Daniel Gornall via eBird)
  • Waterworks NR: incl Gadwall, 6 Pochard, Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 2 Greenfinch (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath: 2 Hobby over Gravel Pit Cottage (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey still, Peregrine, 4 Shoveler, 3 Swift (Chris Farthing)

Friday 23rd August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Willow Warbler, 43 Swift, 4+ House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Kingfisher, 43 Black-headed Gull, 3 Nuthatch (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: juv Cuckoo low over watchpt mid-aft (Anders Gray tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 8 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, Water Rail, 30 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 26 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack/Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Bookham Common: Marsh Tit, 3 Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, pr Bullfinch, 10 Greenfinch, {Grass Snake, incl 2f Brown Hairstreak, Small Copper, Small Heath [14 butterfly spp], 4+ Small Red-eyed Damselflys, c10 Willow Emeralds incl pairs in cop & oviposition} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, 5 Egyptian Goose, f Mandarin Duck, 2 juv Tufted Duck, 3 Blackcap 2m f/imm feeding on elderberries, Nuthatch, {Gatekeeper} (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Wheatear reads bottom still, Linnet, Yellowhammer (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG blog)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 9 Lesser Whitethroat, 28 Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Greenfinch (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Darenth Lakes: incl Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 12 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, Whinchat, Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • Epsom Downs: Common Buzzard, c40 Swallow derby stables am, 4+ House Martin, singing Chiffchaff, {f Brown Hairstreak in beer garden of Derby Arms pm (Des McKenzie tweets)
  • Erith Pier: 3 Yellow-legged Gull evg [big clearout in past wk] (Richard Bonser tweet)
  • Fetcham Mill Pond: 2 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat (Mark Davis via BirdTrack)
  • Finsbury Park: 3 Spotted Flycatchers in and around clearing on east side of park nr Green Lanes 09:00-09:30 at least [photos on Twitter], also 1 Willow Warbler (Harringay Birder)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck 2juv, 5 Mute Swan incl 4yg, Swift, 2 Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Reed Warbler, Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff (Mike Amos) I have been told the Pen was taken into care with a broken wing due to a dog attack
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Common Sandpiper, 800+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Tern, Tree Pipit (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2": 1 Common Sandpiper (Charlie Farrell)
  • Grovelands Park: incl 4 Mandarin, 5 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Katy McGilvray via BirdTrack)
  • Harrow "Grafton Rd": Swift (Steve Shahbazian)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Grey Partridge, Common Buzzard, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift, Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, f Common Redstart, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail early-am (Dave Morrison tweet); also incl 3 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Linnet (Tom Bell per ELBF FB)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1 Garden Warbler, 4+ Willow Warbler, 7+ Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff all along w side of Long Water am, 3 eclipse m Shoveler on Long Water (Bill Haines)
  • Lake Farm CP: 2m Common Redstart, 1 Sedge Warbler, 10 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 9 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Long Running: incl 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher pm (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Nonsuch Park: 3+ Bullfinch ad w/ 2+ fledglings (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • North Mymms Park: incl Cormorant, Coal Tit, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (via BirdTrack)
  • Otford: incl Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 House Martin, 4 Yellowhammer (James King via Kent OS)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Pochard, Common Sandpiper, juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Whinchat enclosed bay early-am (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog); also 7 Yellow-legged Gull, Skylark (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 16 Common Buzzards early pm incl 14 kettling together over Wennington Marsh, juv Marsh Harrier, 43 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Avocets, Curlew, 2 Ruff, Hobby, 5 Kestrels (Sean Huggins); Cattle Egret E (Malcolm Rush per ELBF FB); also incl 7 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier pr juv, 57 Lapwing, 4 Avocet, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 7 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 10 Bearded Tit, 2 Sand Martin, 40 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 25 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 12 Reed Bunting (Howard Vaughan, Bill Stallard, Patrick Hart et al via ELBF FB)
  • Ravenscourt Park "W6": 2 Peregrines N c500m east of Park calling to and play-diving at each other c4.00pm. Possibly the same birds seen earlier at the London Wetland Centre (Thomas Donegan, Blanca Huertas, Lucas D-H).
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still (Phillip Pentek per Surrey BC); juv Cuckoo still (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 22 Common Gull, Swift, Kingfisher, Swallow, Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Bunting (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • St Paul's Cray "BR5": 100+ Black-headed Gull W mid-aft (Jack Headley)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 10 Great Crested Grebe & 2yg, 2 Spotted Flycatcher nr slingsby hide (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: 3 Shoveler, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift, Kestrel, Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • The Commons LNR: Marsh Tit (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Theydon Bois "Great Gregories": incl Kestrel, Hobby, 20 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Tooting Commons: 2 Spotted Flycatcher south of lake 1100, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, {Brown Hairstreak} (Peter White, Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley: Pied Flycatcher in mixed Tit and Warbler flock between Finchley Nurseries and Folly Farm tending to favour trees near sign for Mill Hill Cricket Club [1st Valley record], Spotted Flycatcher [same loc'n as above], 33 Swallow, 12 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 10 Stock Dove, juv Hobby buttonhole fm, Coal Tit, Common Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail high S, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Rook, Bullfinch, {2 Muntjac, 2 Foxes} (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 12 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Spotted Flycatcher at se edge of Rough Lot, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Grey Heron inc leucistic individual, 4 Mandarin, 2 Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, Common Whitethroat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Willow Warbler, {Jersey Tiger, 4 Red Admiral, Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Emperor Dragonfly} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Garganey main gp still, Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1+ Kingfisher, 2 Hobby, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2+ Reed Warbler, 4+ Common Whitethroat, c23 Tree Sparrow main gp, 4+ Yellow Wagtail over willows fm, Grey Wagtail, Yellowhammer over main-gp viewpt am (TyttGP tweet/Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm: Great Egret E 0940, also Red Kite SE, mobbed by 2 Hobbys, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, c27 Swallow over, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Cetti's Warbler, Blackcaps, Common Whitethroats, Greenfinch, Bullfinch (Mike Amos)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Spotted Flycatcher in Horseshoe thicket (Walthamstow Birders); incl 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Adrian Boyle via eBird)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: incl Reed Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (Adrian Boyle via eBird)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Weir": no sign of ad Caspian Gull by The Weir pub TQ105681 am (BirdGuides); "Bridge" Caspian Gull nearby (BirdGuides post at 1900)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat, Wheatear [reported], 2 Tree Pipit, 4 Hobby [2 apparent fledged young], Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, 10+ House Martin (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey still, Peregrine, Coal Tit, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Swift (Chris Farthing); Garganey, Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Tom Jordan)
  • Wraysbury GP: Tree Pipit (Chris Lamsdell)

Thursday 22nd August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Spotted Flycatcher sw cnr of GC in silver birches & oaks, 5 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, Swift, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Arthur Jacob LNR: incl 2 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, 7 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher (David Wright via eBird)
  • Bankside: f Common Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Swift, 2 Cetti's Warbler am (Alan Wilkinson via eBird); 2 Spoonbill (BirdGuides)
  • Broadwater Lake: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Wheatear reads bottom still (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Cole Green "area": Spotted Flycatcher (Andy Haig via Herts BC)
  • Colney Heath: f Stonechat on Colney Heath LNR [The Warren] (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: incl 3 Teal, Little Egret (Tom Speller via BirdTrack)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Kingfisher, 2 Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff (John Bushell) 
  • Holloway "Holloway Rd Waitrose c/p": This will sound utterly improbable, I swear I saw an over-flying Yellowhammer. For the life of me, I can't think of any other bird with bright yellow head and chest, russet brown back. (Francis Tusa) Not impossible Francis, lots of birds moving now, including other buntings, see below [Pete Mantle]. FT - I saw the Ortolan comment later, and did think, 'if we can get a bird from many hundreds of miles away, why not one from 25 miles away?'
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Water Rail, m Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Greenfinch (Tom Bell per ELBF FB); 4 Common Buzzard, 4 Green Sandpiper, Coal Tit, Rook, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • Kings Cross: Peregrine plucking something on stone balcony on E face of St Pancras clock tower 1800 (Nick Keep)
  • Lloyd Park, Croydon: Spotted Flycatcher 1210 (John Parish via Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Sedge Warbler, 3+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Kingfisher (Bill Haines); also Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swift, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Mardyke Valley, Stifford-Aveley: incl 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 10 Swallow, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 24 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • North Finchley: Tawny Owl calling c21.20 (John Colmans)
  • Primrose Hill: 10+ Swift, juv Kestrel hunting, 2 Swallow fos SW 1040, 25+ House Martin but no early-am exodus from roosts as recently (Twitter)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Yellow-legged Gull, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: calling Ortolan Bunting h high W 0730 (Howard Vaughan via blog/ELBF FB); Whinchat (John Richardson per ELBF FB); 2f Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Avocet, 56 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 7 Kestrel, 10 Bearded Tit, 31 Swallow, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Common Whitethroat, 23 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit (Howard Vaughan, Pete Merchant, John Richardson via ELBF FB); Whimbrel (Pete Merchant per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, Hobby, Sparrowhawk (James Owen)
  • Riddlesdown "Common": Spotted Flycatcher 1615 (Nicola Hunt via Croydon Birders)
  • Romford "Ardleigh Green": Curlew N/E over gdn 0640 (Paul Hawkins tweet)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Garganey eclipse m still, 3 Little Egret, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • South Harrow "Eastcote Ave": Hobby (Michael E Robinson)
  • South Norwood CP: 19 Collared Dove [record count], 2 Swift (John Hughes via Croydon Borders)
  • Sutton's Farm, Sandridge "GPs": incl Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 2 House Martin, Nuthatch, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele via eBird)
  • Totteridge Fields NR/Dollis Valley: 18 Stock Dove, 5 Common Buzzard, 4 Green Woodpecker, 6 Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jay (Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard together over Rough Lot 1015, Hobby, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 2 Spotted Flycatcher together in sallow & hawthorn along 'Gully' 1025-1045 (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: incl Garganey still, Gadwall, 12 Common Pochard, 2073 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, Kestrel, Peregrine, Sand Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 7 Linnet (Stephen Harris via eBird); also Cetti's Warbler h (Neil Shelley via eBird)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Weir": ad Caspian Gull still (John Rowland tweet); Caspian Gull fr Walton Athletic Club (Jace Johnson tweet)
  • Wandsworth Common: 4 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, 5 Swift over 07:30-08:30, 3 Willow Warbler (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, Common Redstart, 2 Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 10+ House Martin, Swallow, 2 Teal (Wanstead Birders); 5-6 Whinchat, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Egyptian Goose, dipped on Tree_Pipit and could not find my mystery bird (Paul Francis)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Wood Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Coal Tit, Swift (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler); Pied Flycatcher New River [n bank] c100m east of entrance 1710 (Garry James tweet)

Wednesday 21st August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 10 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 17 Blackcap, Treecreeper, 3 Swift, 22 House Martin, Red Kite, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Tree Pipit S (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Bankside: Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, Blackcap by Tate Modern 0745. Peregrine seen diving and taking out GSW over the river (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beckton STW "private access": Pochard, Common Buzzard, 5 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 11 Common Tern, Short-eared Owl [Ldn fos & 1st site record], 2 Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 3 Common Buzzard, 10 Swift, 1 Hobby, 7 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 4 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 14 Common Whitethroat, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting am (Steve Gale tweet); f Wheatear reads bottom (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Childerditch: Spotted Flycatcher behind The Greyhound pub c/p (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 2 Green Sandpiper on scrapes fr wake hide 1450 (Andy Holmes via Lee Valley Wildlife Sightings blog)
  • Crossness NR: Wheatear (Donna Zimmer tweet)
  • Dagenham Chase: Whinchat travelers field in brambles 0915 (BirdGuides); also incl 3 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 15 Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 2 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Common Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Dagnam Park: 22 Swift, 6 Sand Martin, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, ad m Common Redstart, 3 Yellow Wagtail over (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton tweet); also Sparrowhawk, 22 Swift, Kingfisher, 6 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 35 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Linnet (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Epping "Swaines Green 1400-1530": incl Sparrowhawk, Hobby, 4 Greenfinch, 55 Linnet (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Erith Pier: incl 4 Common Gull, 2juv Yellow-legged Gull (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Frogmore Lakes: 2 Common Buzzard, 27 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Tawny Owl, Common Whitethroat (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments: Swift over 7:35am (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Hornsey "Bowls Club": Willow Warbler singing from nearby gdn mid-aft (Bob Watts)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 6 Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail evg (Shaun Harvey tweet); also incl 12 Gadwall, 6 Teal, Pochard, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 90 Lapwing, 3 Common Tern, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 6 Greenfinch, 100 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 6 Swift s, 2 Chiffchaff, {2 Common Darter paired up} (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, juv Little Ringed Plover, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 23 Shoveler (WWT website)
  • Nonsuch Park: Sparrowhawk high, 4-6 Common Buzzard high, Hobby high over [likely migrant], 2+ Swift (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Panshanger Park: Raven (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill: incl Common Buzzard NNW 1245, c15 Swift, 39 House Martin S from roosts 0630-0650, m Wheatear fos briefly 1035, Tree Pipit around viewpt 0715-1315 then S (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 30 Lapwing, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Kingfisher, 6 Bearded Tit, 2 Swallow, 7 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 31 Common Whitethroat, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 60 Linnet, 50 Goldfinch (RSPB via ELBF FB); also 6 Shelduck, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 7 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Tern, 2 Kestrel, 20 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Hobby hawthorn valley late am (Franko J Maroevic); also incl Great Egret still, Common Buzzard, juv Cuckoo still, Little Owl, Garden Warbler, Whinchat, Stonechat, Reed Bunting (Phillip Pentek via BirdTrack); also incl 2 Sand Martin, 4 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack); Skylark, Blackcap f, 4 Grey Wagtail incl 1juv, 4 Meadow Pipit, Swift, 4+ juv Swallows, Great Egret flew in from northeast 08.58, {Willow Emerald Damselfly, Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Painted Lady} (Paula Redmond)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit, Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Bullfinch (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Shoveler (John Hughes via Croydon Borders)
  • Staines Moor: incl 8 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redstart north of concrete bridge in first hawthorn bush am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: incl 2 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Kestrel, 10 House Martin, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting pm (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Trent Park: Little Egret fishing lower lake, Grey Heron, 2 Mandarin Duck, m Kestrel perched in alder Water Grdn, Common Whitethroat (Robert Callf); also 2 Blackcap, leucistic Grey Heron feeding Lower Lake (Pete Lowman)
  • Tufnell Park: Willow Warbler, 2 Swift (Reuben Braddock)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Garganey, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 3+ Grey Wagtail, Willow Warbler, c70 Linnet, Little Egret, Hobby, Kingfisher (Steve Blake)
  • Walton-on-Thames "Weir": wintering ad Caspian Gull fr Weir Hotel pub (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, m Common Redstart, f Wheatear, up to 6 Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 30+ Common Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 2 Peregrine [one bearing a green ring–unreadable unfortunately], 4 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Starling both latter spp hawking late afternoon, 10+ House Martin, Swift (Wanstead Birders); 2 Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Common Whitethroat (Paul Francis) also a bird I could not ID in tree with Spotted_Fly - bit bigger than the SF, pale from breast to tail, rufous brown body/wing stripe, but flew before I could good a good long look. Never seen a bird like it. Now believe this was a Nightingale [PF revised 26.8.19]
  • West End "and R Lee": incl 2 Red Kite, 8 Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Whinchat, 5 Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, 23 Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4+ Common Whitethroat, 1 Coal Tit (Charlie Farrell)

Tuesday 20th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Spotted Flycatcher foy in mobile flock betw Go Ape entrance & Boathouse but elusive, 20+ Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Swift, 18+ House Martin (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Reed Warbler, 3-4 Willow Warbler still (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 6 Shoveler, 27 Gadwall, 19 Teal, 315 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, 2 Tawny Owl, 5 Swift, 4 Kestrel, Coal Tit, 11 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 7 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 5 Greenfinch, 26 Linnet (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Boston Manor Park: Kingfisher, {Willow Emerald} (Michael E Robinson)
  • Brent Reservoir: Spotted Flycatcher n bank, 2 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 100 Swift (Andrew Self)
  • Cely Woods: incl Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Raven, 2 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Cattle Egret in trees ne of slack 0850-1420 at least (Sam Porter tweet/BirdGuides); also incl 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, Kingfisher, 20 Swallow, 10 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 15 Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Greenfinch (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Dagnam Park: Wood Warbler w/ tit flock c5pm in oaks east of c/p [ca. TQ553929] (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Dartford Marshes: juv Caspian Gull sewage outfall am (BirdGuides)
  • Epsom Common: 15-20 Swift evg (Shaun Ferguson via Surrey Birding FB)
  • Felthamhill Carr: incl Common Buzzard, Kestrel (via BirdTrack)
  • Hornsey "Bowls Club": Willow Warbler singing early pm (Bob Watts)
  • Ickenham "Meadows": Spotted Flycatcher (Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: f Common Redstart, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Green Sandpiper, 101 Lapwing, 1 Swift, Water Rail h, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Kentish Town: Peregrine over Kentish Town stn 1850 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lake Farm CP: m Common Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Willow Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Swift sw, 1 Chiffchaff, {2 Southern Hawker dragonfly} (Neil Batten)
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre "paddocks": incl 3 Whinchat, 2 Grey Wagtail (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swift, Peregrine, 11 House Martin (WWT website)
  • Muswell Hill: Hobby low over Muswell Hill Rd 0900 (Pete Mantle)
  • North Finchley: Swift S c19.20 (John Colmans)
  • North Mymms Park: 3 Red Kite, 8 Common Buzzard, 150 Stock Dove, Kestrel, Swallow, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, 7 Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Primrose Hill: incl Common Buzzard fos SW 1335, 42 House Martin S from roosts 0615-0655 [Regent's Park Rd colony still has 2-3 active nests], Tree Pipit SSW 0650 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: Garganey, juv Caspian Gull 1105 (BirdGuides); 2 Ruff, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail (David Smith per ELBF FB); m Marsh Harrier, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bearded Tit (Tom Bell per ELBF FB); Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear (Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: incl 2 Swift, 10 House Martin, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 8 Greenfinch am (Ethan Gosnell via eBird)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, Cuckoo still, Peregrine, 8 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Water Rail, 8 Gadwall, Pochard, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Common Buzzard (Phillip Pentek)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: eclipse m Garganey still fr gadwall_hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Sevenoaks WR "monthly transect": incl 2 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher back lake, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper (Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 10+ Barn Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail together, Whinchat (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoir: Whimbrel still, 20+ Swift am (Mike Berwick via Staines Res & Moor FB); incl 9 Gadwall, 150 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe still n basin, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Whimbrel still, Turnstone, Common Sandpiper, ad Little Gull [Ldn fos - excl Jun/Jul birds], 26 Common Tern, 4 Swallow, 3 Linnet pm (Ryan Irvine via eBird); 3 Ringed Plover W evng (Dave Morris); 1 Hobby late pm (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17": 1 Swift s 08:40 (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Valley: 17 Swallow, 12 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 16 Chiffchaff, Red Kite, m Kestrel (John Colmans)
  • Tufnell Park: 8 Swift over Huddleston Rd 1910 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper fishing lake, Little Owl, Hobby, 60+ Linnet (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3+ Whinchat still in bomb crater field TQ353872 south of boardwalk 0945 (BirdGuides/Twitter)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey on Lockwood again, Tree Pipit, Greenshank in lockwood relief channel, 2 Wheatear, 35 Swift, 3 Swallows, 10 Willow Warblers, 4 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3-4 Tree Pipit, m Common Redstart, Whinchat, f Wheatear [4th day], Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 35+ Common Whitethroat, possible Nightingale briefly in pub scrub, 2 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 unidentified large raptor gliding west which appeared to be pale below, 3 Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 3 Swift (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wimbledon: Tree Pipit over Cowdrey Rd calling 0645 (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey amongst lagoons, Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher both together near beehives, 5 Shoveler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Swift (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross: Wheatear (Roger Dewey via Herts BC)

Monday 19th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Tree Pipit PFs west side, 3 Willow Warbler, 25+ House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, Swift, Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, {Painted Lady} (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: 3 Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler at east end of Tate Modern (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: juv Turnstone still, Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Tree Pipit (BFBG/Nick Gardner per Surrey BC)
  • Bonnett's Wood: incl Common Buzzard, 4 Swift, 8 House Martin, 9 Swallow, 14 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Bushy Park: incl Great Egret still, Common Tern, Little Owl, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Churchill Gardens-Pimlico: 100+ House Sparrows in small area of shrubs, highest count here in last several years. A resident has chicken wire over their balcony with small holes and several sparrows behind the wire-obviously being fed, but free to come and go (Michael Mac)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 6 Swallow, Grey Heron, {Water Vole} (Bernie Weight & Donna Zimmer); "Thames & foreshore" Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, c65 Common Tern, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 29 Cormorant, 7 Ringed Plover, 6 Shelduck, 11 Gadwall, 105 Teal, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 170 Mallard, {2 Common Seal, 1 Grey Seal} (Bernie Weight & Donna Zimmer)
  • Greenwich Park: Swift (Ray Crouch)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Gordon Hay via Surrey BC); also 4 Green Sandpiper [3 watercolour lagoons & 1 spynes mere] (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Ringed Plover am, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail (Neville Smith via Twitter/ELBF FB)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 15 Swift, 20 Sand Martin, 24 Swallow, 3 House Martin (WWT website)
  • Plumstead Common: Wood Sandpiper S calling 21:00 (Patrick English)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Wheatear (Peter Newbound via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: f Common Redstart in bushes next to VC nr picnic tables, 1 Hobby, 2 Spotted Flycatcher in woodland (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still (Nigel Jackman); Great Egret still Upper Pen Pond 6pm, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swift, 12 House Martin (Keith Bates)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Hobby [1 w/ predated House Martin], 4 Common Tern, 22+ Swift, 53 Swallow, 42 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 7 Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 7 House Sparrow, {Painted Lady, Comma} (Harry Harrison)
  • Springfield Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Willow Warbler behind bandstand (Jamie Partridge)
  • Staines Reservoir: incl Whimbrel still n basin causeway, 9 Common Tern, 60 Swift, 2 Swallow am (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Stanstead Abbotts: Corn Bunting in farmland off Hunsdon Rd [nr Newlands B&B ca. TL392125 - at border of Ldn Recording Area] (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17": 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull w, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Neil Batten)
  • Tooting Common: Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk juvs (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Trent Park Equestrian Centre: 4 Barn Swallow incl two recently fledged juvs (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Owl, Hobby, 2 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 10+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, c30 Linnet am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Verulamium Park: Wheatear TL135070 am (Tricia Gibbons via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3-4 Whinchat along boardwalk (Jamie Partridge)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Osprey SE 1125, 65 Swifts, 6 Willow Warblers, 5 Common Sandpipers (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: f Common Redstart betw long wd & esso copse still 1140 (Wanstead Birding tweet); 2 Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Skylark, Whinchat, Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warbler, 30+ Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, 20+ House Martin, 2 Hobby [1 took out a House Martin], 2 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush, 150+ Black-headed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (Wanstead Birders) patch map w/ site names here

Sunday 18th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, (Painted Lady, Small Copper) (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Park: 5 Canada Goose [unusual here], Chiffchaff (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: Greenshank, 2 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 16 House Martin, 25 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 14 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Nuthatch (Brent Birders)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret Diana Fountain pond still 0845 (BirdGuides/Geoffrey Trigg via Birding London FB); Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 20+ House Martin, Nuthatch, 100+ Starling, 50+ Swallow, 3 Swift (Ian R Watson)
  • Dagenham Chase: 9 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, 4 Blackcap, 8 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Dagnam Park: 40 Swift, Hobby, 40 Swallow, 20 House Martin, Tree Pipit nr the osiers evg (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Denham: Tree Pipit SW 6.50am (Dan Pinkham)
  • Fairlop Waters: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Common Whitethroat, 3 Pied Wagtail (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Farthing Downs: incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift, Coal Tit, Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, flock of 15+ Linnet, Yellowhammer (David Hayes via Croydon Birders)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Swift S 18:30 (Samuel Levy)
  • Frogmore Lakes: Kingfisher, 5 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, Linnet (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Grays: 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Tern upriver, Hobby (David Darrell-Lambert tweet)
  • Hainault Forest: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Hampstead Heath: Whinchat in thistles at Parliament Hill Fields, Garden Warbler on top of Hill next to benches, also 6 Common Whitethroats 1 singing, 20 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 House Martins, 3 Swifts (Pete Mantle)
  • Hendon Park "NW4": 5 Black-headed Gull [the first that I have seen here since February] (Toby Mylett)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Common Buzzard, 6 Swift, Hobby, Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail am (Dave Morrison tweet); Marsh Harrier (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Iver Heath: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Swallow, 4 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, 8 Long-tailed Tit, {2 young Roe Deer} (Nigel Barratt)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (Tom Moulton)
  • Lambourne End: Spotted Flycatcher (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 9 Swift, 3 House Martin, 2 Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Hobby (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": 37 Teal, Little Egret, 40 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift, Common Whitethroat, c70 Goldfinch, {Painted Lady, 5 Small Red-eyed Damselfly} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Rainham RSPB: Osprey S 1100 (Bill Stallard, Simran Soor per ELBF FB); Green Sandpiper over the silt lagoons but otherwise very quiet (Ian Bradshaw); also Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Curlew, 61 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Kestrel, f Peregrine, 2 Stock Dove, Swift, Sand Martin, 4 Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Bill Stallard per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: 2 hybrid Greylag x Canada Geese, 73 Egyptian Geese, f Mandarin Duck on Regent's Canal, 3 Common Pochard, ad Little Grebe with very small chick, 100 Black-headed Gulls, 133 European Herring Gulls, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 House Martin, juv Willow Warbler, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Eurasian Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat together in cricket pen [area 31], Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, juv Cuckoo still, 3 Willow Warbler (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper am (Clifford Smout via Herts BC)
  • Staines Moor: incl Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 20+ Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail am (Tony Sweetland tweet); Spotted Flycatcher north end still 1150 (Roger Morton tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, Whimbrel still, 2 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper early-am (Dave Carlsson tweet); also incl Arctic Tern (Chris Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Pheasant 1 seen, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby [ad seen twice - once low over hedge with mixed passerine flock & juv chased by Crow at edge of Wd], 8 Stock Dove, c9 Skylark, 2 Tree Pipit together, 5 Swallow, 8 Blackcap, 6 Common Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Rook w/ Crows, 8 Reed Bunting, 5 Linnet, c40 Goldfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 80+ Stock Dove, 5 Swallow, 12 Swift, 16 Chiffchaff, 6 Common Whitethroat, juv Red Kite, 3 Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler foy [3rd Valley rec] migrant hedge, Blackcap, 21 House Martin, 4 Sparrowhawk inc 3 juvs, f Mandarin & 3yg darlands, Kingfisher darlands, Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, {Painted Lady} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: incl Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Swift, Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher by willows lake/R Colne bridge, 5+ Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit S 0935, 50 Linnet willows fm c/p (Rupert Evershed via Twitter & Herts BC); 8+ Tree Sparrow in field by high viewpt, 6+ Linnet willows fm pm (Chris Ruis tweet)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": Wheatear (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Whinchat still on cow/crater field (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: f Common Redstart betw long wd & esso copse, 2 Whinchat brooms, Tree Pipit briefly am (Wanstead Birding tweets); 2 Tree Pipit, Wheatear, 6 Swift, 20+ House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler (Wanstead Birders)
  • Weald CP: incl Red Kite, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7+ Green Woodpecker incl 2+ juv, 9+ Nuthatch, Bullfinch (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Shoveler, Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 House Martin, 3 Swift (Chris Farthing)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: juv Sparrowhawk (Charlie Farrell)

Saturday 17th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Willow Warbler, 25+ House Martin, 2 Sand Martin (APOG Birders)
  • Arthur Jacob LNR: incl 2 Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard, Common Tern, Kestrel, 6 Common Whitethroat (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
  • Banstead Woods: incl 3 Common Buzzard, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch (Ian Ward per CFBW BG blog)
  • Beckton STW "private access": incl 2 Teal fos, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, 16 Swift, 25 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Greenshank, Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Common Buzzard, Hobby, 100 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 15 Blackcap, 10 Willow Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret still by Diana pond at 09.00 (Mike Foster); Great Egret flushed by 'selfie'-takers 1330 (Steve Portugal tweet)
  • Canons Farm: incl 2 Common Buzzard, 20 Swift, 2 Sand Martin SW 0940, 2 Swallow, 26 House Martin W, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer (Ian Ward per CFBW BG blog)
  • Dagenham Chase: 3 Green Sandpiper, 9 Lapwing (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Dagnam Park: Green Sandpiper (per Colin Jupp via ELBF FB)
  • Dungeon Hill: 17 Swift (Graham Harris per DH Wildlife blog)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Swift, 14 House Martin (Ray Crouch)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden: 3 House Sparrows on meal worm feeder - last year at this time max count 60, now max 12 (I think they move around area of approx 500sq m (Michael Mac)
  • Hendon Park "NW4": 4 Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Hyde Park: 3 Bar-headed Goose [full-winged escapees from St James's Park], Blackcap, Coal Tit (Toby Mylett)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "private access": m Common Redstart am (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Kelvedon Hatch: Common Buzzard, Raven on BT mast late-am (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  • Kensington Gardens: Hobby W 16:10, Mandarin f, Pied Wagtail, 5 Coal Tit (Toby Mylett)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Ringed Plover still, Whimbrel main lake 1120, Common Sandpiper, 20+ Swift, 3 House Martin, Grey Wagtail (WWT website); Whimbrel still 1600 (Alan Wilkinson); also incl Hobby (Paul Rose via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": 2 Garganey 1250 (MLCS via eBird)
  • Morden Hall Park: incl 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 21 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Greenfinch, Reed Bunting early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Newgate Street nr Cuffley: 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Red Kite (via BirdTrack)
  • Orpington "Boating Pond": c8 Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Priory Gardens: Sparrowhawk, 1-2 calling Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, Common Tern, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting (Steve Chastell via BirdTrack)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 5 Wheatear 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 2 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, 2 Swift (Jamie Davies via BirdTrack); 2 Ruff (Mark Laffling per ELBF FB); Common Snipe (via BirdTrack)
  • Richmond Park: Common Buzzard, Little Egret, Little Owl (James Owen); Great Egret still, Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift, Grey Wagtail, Barn Swallow, {3 Willow Emerald Damselfly, Wasp Spider} (Paula Redmond)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 10+ Barn Swallow, 16 Pied Wagtail mostly 1st cal yr (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 9 Reed Warbler am (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, Whimbrel s basin, Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpiper, 100+ Swift am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Teddington: f Tawny Owl calling Langdon Pk 21.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Totteridge Valley: Hobby old gropper_field, 50 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Swift, {2 Brown Argus} (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Tree Sparrow tytt fm am (Steve Blake via Herts BC); "Willows Fm" Little Owl, Wheatear by c/p (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Whinchat in grazing meadow behind ice rink c9.30 (Geoff Gram)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey Lockwood Res [s end] again TQ351898 (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, 4 Tree Pipit brooms 1010 (James Heal tweets w/ Tony Brown et al); Wheatear, 10 Sand Martin, 20+ House Martin, 10 Swift, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, Skylark, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Weald CP "0745-1100": Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 6 Common Buzzard 4&2, 3 Swift, Raven N, 10 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS)
  • Wimbledon Common: Wheatear (James Owen)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher in tall ash nr entrance by water inlet 0905, Peregrine, Shoveler, Common Whitethroat, 12 Willow Warbler, 20 House Martin, 4 Swift, Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Friday 16th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3+ Swift, 3 House Martin (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl juv Turnstone still, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret still (via BirdTrack)
  • Canons Farm: incl 15 Swift, 40 Swallow S, 25 House Martin S, Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG blog)
  • Clapham Common: 4 House Martin, 6 Swift feeding over mount pond (Nick Rutter)
  • Erith Pier: pr Egyptian Goose & 3yg (Andrew Self)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Swift, 4 House Martin (Ray Crouch)
  • Hollow Pond: 1 Little Egret, 1f Tufted Duck, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Kempton Park Water Works: incl 6 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 35 Lapwing, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 28 Shoveler, Ringed Plover still, Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swift, 2 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail marsh (WWT website)
  • North Mymms Park: 4 Red Kite (via BirdTrack)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: juv Sparrowhawk mobbed by Magpies, Common Whitethroat, c100 Goldfinch mainly juvs (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Pinner Green: Red Kite over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: 8 Avocet, 2 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 4 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 20 Common Tern, Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 13 Cetti's Warbler, juv Stonechat, Bullfinch (Andrew Self)
  • Richmond Park: juv Cuckoo (John Few); Great Egret still, 2 Little Egret (Friday Grp)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Tree Pipit ringed am (Toby Spall via Herts BC)
  • Staines "area": White Stork [presumably a reintroduced bird] over am (Steve Portugal tweets)
  • Staines Reservoir: 30+ Swift SW over Stanwell to Res 1120 (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • The Brook "BR5": 30+ Swift, 2 calling Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Little Egret, 25+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 House Martin, Sparrowhawk (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 9 Mandarin, Spotted Flycatcher (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: incl 10 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Swift, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 5 Coal Tit, Skylark, 15 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 15 Tree Sparrow, 4 Greenfinch, 5 Reed Bunting am (Andrew Steele via eBird); "Willows Fm Lake" incl 5 Grey Heron, Red Kite, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Swift, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, 2 Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, 35 Linnet early-am (Andrew Steele via eBird); also Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby, c50 House Martin, 2+ Swift, Yellow Wagtail over am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Whinchat bomb crater field nr boardwalk early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2-3 Whinchat early-am (Wanstead Birding tweet); 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Swift, 37 House Martin incl 3S, Hobby, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 calling Little Owl, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, Coal Tit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Shoveler, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, 5 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 15th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 25+ House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, Treecreeeper, {Painted Lady} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl Red Kite, Dunlin north lake, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Swift, Peregrine (Peter White tweet/Alan Wilkinson via eBird)
  • Bushy Park: incl Great Egret still, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Coal Tit, Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  • Crossness: 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 3+ Common Sandpiper, c60 Teal, 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl, 12+ Swift, 10+ Common Tern (Jack Headley)
  • Dagenham Chase: Little Egret, 14 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Denham CP: incl 110 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 2 Common Buzzard, Common Tern, Kestrel, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Paul Lewis via BirdTrack)
  • Deodar Road, Putney: 3 House Martin still active nests, several deserted now, as this is my first visit this year! can't say if many more nests have fledged and birds now gone. female Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
  • Farthing Downs: incl 4 Swallow, m Wheatear nr c/p, 6 Linnet (Nicola Hunt via Croydon Birders)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 10 Swift W 08:55 (Samuel Levy)
  • Golders Hill Park: 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Haynes)
  • Greenwich Park: 16 House Martin (Ray Crouch)
  • Harold Park Farm, Nazeing: 30 Swallow, Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Martin Shepherd)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper (Stuart Brown via Surrey Birding FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 5 Mandarin, 21 Shoveler, Ringed Plover main lake, Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 4 House Martin (WWT website)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley: incl 3 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 5 Sparrowhawk 2ad 3juv, 2 Common Buzzard ad juv, 3juv Kestrel, 2 Hobby ad juv, 24 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 7 Common Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Mayflower Park: juv Peregrine, Swift SW (Bob Smith)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Tern, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Caspian Gull aveley pools (BirdGuides); incl 7 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel (Alan Ford via BirdTrack); also Wigeon, 5 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 47 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
  • Ram Street/Wandsworth: 1 male House Sparrow completely flattened on the pavement (MIchael Mac)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still (Sandra Hucks); Wheatear (David Peers)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine (Stuart Fox via Herts BC)
  • Staines Moor: incl Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 20 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 5 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (David Wright via eBird)
  • Totteridge Valley: 67 Swift inc 40 W 09:22 & 22 W 11:00, 77 House Martin inc 25+ over Folly Fm & 23 high S 10:21, 49 Swallow inc 30+ Folly Fm & 8 high S 10:21, Kestrel, 2 Pied Wagtail, 37 Stock Dove, Grey Heron, 24 Chiffchaff, 9 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, juv Red Kite, 3 Sand Martin Folly Fm, Common Buzzard, 3 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, {Small Copper} (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 3 Goldfinch, Red Kite, 3 Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Whitethroat (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4+ Sand Martin, 2+ House Martin, 5+ Tree Sparrow [tytt fm] am (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Whinchat in ne cnr of cow field (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still Lockwood Res until 0930, 1 Hobby N, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler, juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 1 Shoveler, 3 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Swift (Daniel Whitelegg, Jamie Partridge, David Bradshaw)
  • Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 Swift, 10+ House Martin, f Mandarin, 2 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Teal, Common Buzzard, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Yellow-legged Gull (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Peregrine Falcon, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 10+ Chiffchaff, 9 Little Egret, 2 Swift, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe [2 chicks], 9 Gadwall, 3 Sand Martin (Mike Messenger/Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: incl Shoveler, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, 5 Swift, Sand Martin, 20 House Martin, 5 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • Wormley Wood: incl 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Treecreeper, Spotted Flycatcher pm (Stephen Harris via eBird)

Wednesday 14th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, {Jersey Tiger} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Woodlark [Ldn fos] N Lake [e side] am before rain (Steve Thomas tweet w/ Glenn Jones); also juv Turnstone still, Dunlin am (per Steve Gale tweet); also 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swift (Ian Jones tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Tern, 2 Lapwing, 15+ House Martin (Steve Blake)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": m House Sparrow foy [4th gdn record], 2 Goldcrest, 4 Stock Dove, 6+ Coal Tit (Samuel Levy)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Geoff Hay per Surrey BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: Great Egret main lake until 0830, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 3 House Martin, 15+ Swift (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 45 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird); also incl 25 Teal, Water Rail, 160 Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail (MLCS via eBird)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Tree Pipit W 6.40am, 5 Swallow (Dan Pinkham)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 1 Turnstone juv, 2 Common Sandpiper (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Whinchat by wall fence nr c/p [nw end] 0835 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN); also 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Wheatear (Peter Newbound via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Spoonbill aveley pools 0930 only (BirdGuides/per ELBF FB); incl 6 Grey Heron, 18 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2juv Marsh Harrier, 30 Lapwing, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 15 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 2 Kestrel, 8 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Howard Vaughan et al via ELB FB)
  • Richmond Park: Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Kingfisher, 5 Swallow (Phillip Pentek)
  • The Brook "BR5": 10+ House Martin, 5 Swift, Kingfisher, m Blackcap, 25+ Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 11 Mandarin Duck lower lake, 3 f/imm Blackcap Williams Wd, Chiffchaff (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Wheatear willows fm still (Allan Stewart via Herts BC)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret upriver, Kingfisher lake (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Peregrine, 2 Common Sandpiper, 30 Swift, 2 Garganey (Rhys Evans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 25+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, f Mandarin Duck, 9 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 House Martin, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 8 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stock Dove, flock of 40+ Goldfinch [don't usually reach these numbers until late autumn] (Nick Croft/Sean Kerrigan/Sam Porter)

Tuesday 13th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Kingfisher Tunnel Res, 23+ Swift, 6+ Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, {2 Brown Argus, Purple Hairstreak, Ringlet, 2 Painted Lady} (APOG Birders)
  • Beckenham Place Park: 17 Swift (Liz Anderson via BirdTrack)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl juv Turnstone still, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 23 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: Garganey eclipse m still am, 12 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret Diana Fountain pond still 11.30am (Nigel Jackman)
  • Chertsey Meads: incl Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Tern, 3 Kestrel, 4 Sand Martin thru, 23 Swallow thru, 7 House Martin thru, Common Whitethroat pm (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Claremont Landscape Garden: 5 Common Buzzard high S, 4 Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher briefly by lake (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 2 Common Tern fishing lake (Ernest Leahy via Herts BC)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, 10 Swift, 9 Cetti's Warbler singing, 16 Reed Warbler, 3 Little Egret, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Grebe & 2yng, 6 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, Pochard, 2 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Blackcap (Bernie Weight); "Thames & foreshore" 95 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, c300 Black-headed Gull, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Cormorant, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Gadwall, Oystercatcher, 3 Shelduck & 1yng, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Common Tern, Little Egret, 7 Yellow-legged Gull 1st year, 2 Herring Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Epsom Downs: Spotted Flycatcher (Steve Gale tweet); incl White Stork, Treecreeper (Graham Cotten via BirdTrack)
  • Erith: incl 2 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern (David Darrell-Lambert via BirdTrack)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 11 House Martin, 3+ Swallow, f Tufted Duck & 2juv, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, c4 Swift (Jack Headley)
  • Frogmore Lakes: Kingfisher, 12 House Martin (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 6 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Common Tern fr Hogg Ln viewing platform TQ160961 (Allan Stewart via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Green Sandpiper (Geoff Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Honeydale Farm "TQ487704": 2 Common Gull, 5 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard, 25+ Pied Wagtail, no sign of yesterdays Wheatears tho (Jack Headley)
  • Kelsey Park: incl 23 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail (Liz Anderson via BirdTrack)
  • Leg of Mutton Res: 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin (Adrian Podmore)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2juv Common Whitethroat, 60+ Swift S/SW, 5 House Martin, Peregrine, 20 Shoveler, 3 Common Snipe, 6 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: incl 6 House Sparrow (Donovan Rule via eBird); "Woodland Walk" incl Swift, 25 House Martin late-aft (Sam Jones via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 2 Grey Heron, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 41 Lapwing, Common Tern, Nuthatch (Paul Lewis via via eBird)
  • Primrose Hill: postbreeding flock of 60-80 House Martin again [as on 8 Aug] arr'd 0600-0610 from overnight roost[s] somewhere north of Hill. 60+ HM sunned on top ledges of Danes Crt NW8 7QR for an hour 0630-0730 then began feeding in earnest, Tree Pipit fos briefly then SW 0725 (Twitter)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Swift, Wheatear (Peter Newbound via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Curlew, Greenshank, 4 Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: {Painted Lady gdn} (Paula Redmond)
  • Regent's Park: no sign y'day's Pied Flycatcher in cricket pen, juv m Sparrowhawk, 5+ House Martin, Cetti's Warbler still [sang once from area-2 reedbed], 4+ Willow Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler still, Lesser Whitethroat cricket pen [a31], 7+ Common Whitethroat, 10+ Greenfinch am (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 8 Gadwall, 3+ Swallow family, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler broods, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still (Phillip Pentek)
  • Rye Meads RSPB "Draper hide am": Little Egret, 16 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Kingfisher, 8+ Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Allan Meadows via Herts BC/Twitter)
  • Staines Moor: incl Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 18 Lapwing, Wood Sandpiper R Colne still opp fallen willow, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, Linnet pm (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Black-necked Grebe s basin, 1 Common Sandpiper s basin, 1 Whimbrel s basin, 2 Peregrine (Bill Rutherford); 3 Dunlin n basin am (Jon Middleton tweet); 3 Ringed Plover 2 juv 12.30 S basin (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl Green Sandpiper (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17 TQ220641": 3 Swift sw, 2 Chiffchaff am (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh 15.00-16.15”: 1 Common Buzzard perched on power pole, 1 Kestrel, 5 Linnet, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker on power poles inc 2 juv’s (Roger Keith)
  • Tooting Commons "32 spp": incl Mandarin, 2 Sparrowhawk ad juv, Common Gull, 2 Jackdaw, f Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinch (Peter White tweet); also incl 5 Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Greenfinch (Alan Wilkinson via eBird)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Swift, 4 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, f Mandarin & 2yg, 2 Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (John Colmans); 14 House Martin, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 31 Chiffchaff, 17 Swallow, 44 Stock Dove, 4 Little Owl, 19 Swift, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Hobby, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Sedge Warbler migrant hedge [1st for 2 years], 3 Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, {shrew sp, 3 Painted Lady} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, c20 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, c15 Tree Sparrow, Wheatear 1w willows fm, Grey Wagtail, c30 Linnet (Steve Blake via Herts BC}; "main gp" Little Egret (Allan Stewart via Herts BC); "fishing lake" Common Tern (TyttGP tweet)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": 5+ Common Whitethroat, 6 Skylark, 7 House Martin, Swift (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": Wheatear, Kestrel (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: Sedge Warbler, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 10+ Blackcap, 10+ Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler incl 2 Bush Wd, 1-2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 1-3 Common Buzzard, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 2 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin, 2 Swift, 2 Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, 2 Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, [Budgie 3rd in 2 weeks] (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Sam Porter)
  • Warren Gorge: incl 11 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, 16 Sand Martin, 24 House Martin, Willow Warbler (Alan Shearman oer ELBF FB)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper pm (Garry James tweet)
  • Woodford Green: Male & Female Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat and imm Sparrowhawk before 7.30 am., also now 2 Swift over at 11.07am (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Garden Warbler, 2-3 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, c40 Common Whitethroat, 17 Chiffchaff, c12 Blackcap, 1 Collared Dove - scarce here (David Lindo)
  • Wraysbury GP: Tree Pipit (Chris Lamsdell)

Monday 12th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5+ Swift, 5+ Martin sp, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, {Brown Argus, Painted Lady, Small Copper, 2 Common Blue} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl Turnstone am but then left, Curlew Sandpiper mid-am only, juv Caspian Gull [poss Caspian x Herring per Surrey BC], 2 Tree Sparrow (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack/BirdGuides); incl 2 Little Egret, juv Turnstone again, juv Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper pm (Steve Gale tweet); also incl juv Yellow-legged Gull still (Steve Thomas per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: Garganey eclipse m still am (Magnus Andersson tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret Diana Fountain pond still 1015 (BirdGuides); Great Egret still 15:30 (Nick Tanner)
  • Dagenham Chase: Sparrowhawk, 11 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Tern, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Enderby's Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula: 1 Common Sandpiper (Mike Paice)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2 mudflats": 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad juv (Mike Paice)
  • Hall Marsh: Pied Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: juv Great Black-backed Gull (Allan Stewart via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Geoff Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Honeydale Farm: 3 Wheatear in horse fields, 6 Swallow (Jack Headley)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Green Sandpiper, 6 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Lake Farm CP: 10 Willow Warbler juvs, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, many Blackcaps, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark burnt area (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, 42 Teal, 19 Shoveler, Little Ringed Plover, Peregrine, f Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (WWT website)
  • London Zoo "Woodland Walk": incl Swift, 27 House Martin, 2+ Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail (Sam Jones via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": 4 Little Grebe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail (ML Conservation Society via eBird)
  • Motspur Park: Peregrine on gas holders (Bob Smith)
  • Newgate Street nr Cuffley: 8+ Red Kite barbers lodge farm, Peregrine, Whinchat new park fm, Wheatear cold harbour fm, 4 Yellowhammer cold harbour fm (per Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: ad Cattle Egret fr serin_mound late-am, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 8 Common Tern, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, Oystercatcher, 106 Lapwing, 7 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Swift, 40+ House Martin, 25+ Sand Martin, Whimbrel, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Gadwall, 7 Common Sandpiper, 4 Kestrel, 13 Little Egret, 5 Avocet, 3 Ruff, Curlew, 4 Stock Dove, Garden Warbler, 18 Reed Warbler, 4 Bearded Tit, 49 Teal, 36 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Pochard, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, 2 Marsh Harrier [juv & ad m], 2 Jay, Wigeon, 5 Common Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, f Bullfinch, Barn Owl, 6 Blackcap, Hobby (Samuel Levy, Arjun Dutta, Ben Rumsby, Kabir Kaul, Fraser Cattini, James McCulloch, Calum McKellar, Ceri Archer); juv Cattle Egret still (Martin Jordan, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Garden Warbler (Dave Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Pied Flycatcher cricket pen [area 31] in central small scots pine but mobile 0905, also Little Grebe & 1yg, f Sparrowhawk, Collared Dove thru W 1010, 2 Little Owl ad w/ downy yg at nest hole in cricket pen 0810, Swift, 2 Kestrel m & juv, Peregrine N, c10 House Martin, 7 Willow Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat (Twitter); Pied Flycatcher still nr cricket pen but flighty 1315 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Stuart Fox via Herts BC); Common Snipe fr draper hide (Rose Newbold tweet)
  • St James's Park: Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sleapshyde: 50-100 Linnet TL204070 (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Dunlin, 11 Common Sandpiper, Black Tern am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Tree Pipit (Chris Lamsdell)
  • The Brook "BR5": 2 Kingfisher, 2 calling Chiffchaff, Little Egret, singing Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap juv, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Common Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 3 Goldfinch, leucistic Grey Heron, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 1+ Kingfisher, c20 Swallow (Steve Blake via Herts BC); also 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail (TyttGP tweet)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": singing Cetti's Warbler, 7+ Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch h, 5+ Chiffchaff, c32 Black-headed Gull over (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 150 Starling, 4 Common Whitethroat (Jon Agar); Whinchat cow field, 5 Willow Warblers between riding stables and horseshoe thicket (Jamie Partridge)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 29 Canada Goose, 15 Greylag Goose, 36 Mute Swan, 9 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, 118 Mallard, 61 Pochard, 2255 Tufted Duck, 24 Little Grebe, 59 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Grey Heron, 64 Cormorant, 33 Moorhen, 562 Coot, 84 Black-headed Gull, 47 Herring Gull, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern (LWT Survey); "Lockwood only" 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kingfisher, 13 Pied Wagtail, 10 Little Egret, 7 Sand Martin, 70 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: f Common Redstart [Ldn fos - pub scrub 1510 per Wanstead Birding tweet], f Wheatear, 7 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 32+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 8 Swift, 11 House Martin, 4 Swallow, Sand Martin, Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 300+ Starling, Skylark, 30+ Greenfinch incl flock of 27 [most I've seen here], 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 8 Little Egret, 12+ House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail (Tim Harris)
  • Weybridge: Hobby W over waitrose 0900 (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: incl 5 Swift, Kestrel, 20 House Martin, 8 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • Woodford Green: Goldcrest, Willow Warbler through + 2 Swifts high and South by 10.10am, with a 2nd Willow Warbler through 10.25am and single Swift low and East by 11.45am. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Hobby N over horse fields am (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Peregrine, c10 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 8 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, c40 Common Whitethroat, Wheatear, 2 Linnet, c4 imm Reed Bunting am (David Lindo tweet)

Sunday 11th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, {Willow Emerald foy, Southern Hawker, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Jersey Tiger} (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": 2 Common Buzzard, 9 Swift, Kingfisher, 60 Sand Martin, 8 House Martin, 7 Grey Wagtail am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: juv Turnstone north lake fr public hide TQ288663 at 1020, juv Caspian Gull, juv Yellow-legged Gull (David Campbell per Peter Alfrey blog/BirdGuides); "56 spp complete list" 80 Canada Goose, 7 Greylag, 6 Mute Swan, Red-crested Pochard, 12 Shoveler, 25 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 22 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck, 25 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 20 Moorhen, 50 Coot, 14 Lapwing, Turnstone, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 14 Green Sandpiper, 60 Black-headed Gull, 300 Herring Gull, juv Caspian Gull, juv Yellow-legged Gull, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, 6 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Magpie, 20 Jackdaw, 50 Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Wren, 50 Starling, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, 20 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Greenfinch, 15 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting (Peter Alfrey via eBird/blog, w/ David Campbell, Nic Tidmarsh & Roy Weller)
  • Bookham Common: incl Grey Heron, Marsh Tit, Common Whitethroat, 5 Nuthatch, Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 67 Goldfinch (Ruth Iredale via BirdTrack); also Common Buzzard, Raven 1100 (Richard Coleman via Surrey BN)
  • Brent Reservoir: Garganey [eclipse m per Andrew Self tweet] still fr main hide, 2 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders); Wheatear briefly on W Hendon PF (Simon Worsfold tweet)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret fishing in Diana Fountain pond am (Adam Cheeseman via Ldn Birds FB)
  • Canons Farm: Sparrowhawk, 650 Swift thru, Hobby, 350 Swallow thru, House Martin, 6 House Martin, 6 Yellowhammer (Roy Weller per CFBW BG blog)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 2 Green Sandpiper, Wheatear on track, 14+ Linnet (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Crossness LNR: 3+ Little Grebe incl pr & 2 yg, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 7 singing Cetti's Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff h, 25 Teal, 29 Lapwing, 30+ Swift, 4 Common Tern, Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • Erith Pier: Turnstone roosting by pier 1150, juv Caspian Gull off pier 1200 [same bird as 4th & 9th Aug], c12 Yellow-legged Gull incl German-ringed bird (Richard Bonser, Jamie Partridge)
  • Fairlop Waters: 3 Common Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Finchley "Central - Pointalls Allotments": 49 Swift SW 19:00-19:15 (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach "0815-1300": 4 Common Sandpiper, 12 Common Tern, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Swift, Swallow (Ray Crouch)
  • KGV Res: 2 Ringed Plover evg (Neville Smith tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Snipe, 13 Shoveler, 15+ Swift (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 8 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, 4 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper (James McKay via eBird); also 29 Teal, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 3 Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Morden Hall Park: Kingfisher nr entrance, juv Kestrel hunting over north park (MHP NG tweet)
  • Mudchute Farm: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher same area as yesterday but mobile (Sean Huggins)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 2 Common Sandpiper, 105 Linnet s end (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": incl 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: Peregrine, Hobby, 2 Marsh Harrier, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Ruff, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Bearded Tit (Nigel Dodd/West London Birders); also incl 9 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Avocet, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 8 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 2 Skylark, 3 Stonechat, 17 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting (Gordon Howie via eBird); also incl 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 3 Kestrel, Peregrine (Janhvi Vyas via eBird); Wheatear (Tom Bell, Roy Woodward per ELBF FB); Caspian Gull (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: Pied Flycatcher chat pen [area 39] 0815 (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Cuckoo still, f Blackbird feeding fledged Chaffinch (Phillip Pentek)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 8 Common Tern, 4 Reed Warbler (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Rotherhithe: juv Yellow-legged Gull off greenland pier mid-aft (Richard Bonser)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 4 Black-tailed Godwit briefly, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank all fr draper hide (RSPB tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: juv Black Tern till early evng at least, 1 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover s basin causeway bank mid am, 11 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-necked Grebe 2 on n basin (Bob Warden, Seamus O'Malley, Franko J Maroevic); also Little Ringed Plover, 15 Common Sandpiper am (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 25 Swallow, 8 House Martin, singing Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, c45 Black-headed Gull, Red Kite, 7 Mandarin, {Common Darter, Brown Hawker} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "fishing lake": Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Wheatear, 4 Pied Wagtail, c20 Linnet, c50 Starling on rear paddocks, 1 Kestrel m bomb crater field (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Willow Warblers, 80 Swifts, 5 Common Sandpipers, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Common Tern, 205 Cormorant east warwick, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Walthamstow Birders); also Whinchat am (Eugene Dillon-Hooper tweet)
  • Wandsworth Common: incl Osprey W 0730, Nuthatch h, 19 Mistle Thrush (Peter White tweets); Kingfisher, 7 Willow Warbler (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher motorcycle wd 0745, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Wheatear (Tony Brown tweet/Wanstead Birders); Spotted Flycatcher motorcycle wd, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Wheatear, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands "West Res": 2 Common Sandpiper pm (Garry James tweet)

Saturday 10th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, 2 juv Sparrowhawk, {3 Jersey Tiger} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: juv Garganey still fr main hide, Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 9 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 Willow Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 4 Common Tern [1 ringed], 5 Green Woodpecker, Reed Bunting (Ian R Watson)
  • Dagenham Chase: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 12 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Common Tern (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: incl Kestrel, Peregrine N 0840, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet (Ian Ward per DH Wildlife blog)
  • Erith Pier: juv Caspian Gull [same bird as 4th and 8th August], c10 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Jamie Partridge, Richard Smith)
  • Greenford "UB6": Hobby over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: juv Wood Sandpiper 1505 fr viewing area (Dave McGough [finder], Shaun Harvey & Paul Hawkins tweets); also Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 5 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 3 Swift, 12 Swallow (Dave McGough per ELBF FB); incl 2 Common Gull (James Heal via BirdTrack)
  • Kempton NR: incl Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 23 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 House Sparrow (Eric Barnes via eBird)
  • KGV Res: Green Sandpiper (Neville Smith via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: 13 Shoveler, 31 Teal, juv Little Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, 23 Swift (WWT website)
  • Lynsters Lake: incl 3 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, c20 Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Mudchute Farm: Spotted FlycatcherPied Flycatcher along path betw paddocks & allotments c50yds west of chicken coops 10.45am (Sean Huggins)
  • North Mymms Park: incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, Green Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swallow, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Raven, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl 49 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 5 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Gull, 5 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 House Martin midday (Eric Barnes via eBird); also incl 130 Tufted Duck, 3 Common Sandpiper, 19 Swallow (Steve Chastell via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: Great Egret thru fr butts hide 1025 (BirdGuides); also incl 15 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 2 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 20 Avocet, 10 Lapwing, Curlew, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 10 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting am (Andrew Steele via eBird); also 2 Oystercatcher, 58 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, ad Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Common Tern, Arctic Tern, 4 Swift, juv Hobby, 2 Stonechat, 60 Goldfinch (Jonathan Wasse et al per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, juv Cuckoo early-am (James Owen); Great Egret upper pen pond still [south end] 1800 (BirdGuides) [day 18 - last day present]
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl 2 Kingfisher, Sand Martin (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, c3 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Swift, c20 House Martin, Hobby am (Steve Gale via Herts BC); "main gp" also Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Tern, 3+ Sand Martin, 100+ House Martin, Willow Warbler, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 4+ Greenfinch am (Chris Ruis tweet)
  • Wimbledon Common: 20 Mediterranean Gull on small lake at edge of Common 1405 (N Croft via eBird) I don't know anything about this - NC. The report [attributed ambiguously to 'N Croft'] was first noticed on Surrey BC website, Nick. Presumably they posted it based on this dubious original on eBird: [1]. Definitely a different N Croft. [SF]
  • Woodberry Wetlands: incl 4 Shoveler, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Swift, 6 House Martin, 4 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)

Friday 9th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Peregrine, 10 Swift, no sign of Pied Flycatcher (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 7+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1+ Lapwing, Whimbrel h over (Bill Haines et al); Little Egret (Jack Haynes) [Spotted Sandpiper re-identified as spotted Common Sandpiper]
  • Canons Farm: Sparrowhawk, 20 Swift (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG blog)
  • Dagenham Chase: Sparrowhawk, 15 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Erith Pier: 3juv Caspian Gulls evng [new bird & one seen on 4th August & one seen in Woolwich on 4th August], c10 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones)
  • Hampstead Heath: Sand Martin SW (Pete Mantle)
  • Hatfield Park: incl 4 Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, Raven, House Martin, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (via BirdTrack)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Willow Warbler (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 4 Swift sw (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Shoveler, 2 Garganey still, 19 Teal, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Motspur Park: 3 Swifts SW (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner “HA5”: Sparrowhawk juv on shed in gdn for several minutes (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 2 Sandwich Tern 0910-0925 then NE (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 12 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, Wigeon, juv Cattle Egret still, 11 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, Curlew, Whimbrel, 58 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 8 Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern, Barn Owl, 3 Kestrel, juv Peregrine, 10 Sand Martin S, 6 Bearded Tit, Yellow Wagtail, [Canary] (Patrick Hart, Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Pied Flycatcher foy in cricket pen [area 31] at 1025 (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Common Buzzard, Great Egret still, m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Friday Grp); Green Sandpiper (Mike Lewis); juv Cuckoo [photographed - in woodland area at TQ203207 via Surrey BN] (Nigel Jackman, John Saunders)
  • Staines Moor: no sign of Wood Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Buzzard incl juv, 5 Mistle Thrush (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, Osprey [Ldn fos] SSW over fishing lake 1550, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 7+ Common Tern, Hobby (TyttGP tweets); 7+ Common Tern fishing lake (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); 2 Lapwing, 12 Swift thru, Hobby (Steven Brown tweet)
  • Upper Collage Farm "DA5": 10 Swift S, 7+ Common Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, 7+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap h, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 30 House Martin, 4 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing); 3 Green Sandpiper by spit 1730 at least (Garry James tweet)
  • Woodford Green: Before the downpour 17 Swifts then a further 7 South at 17.50 and 17.56pm respectively. (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c3250 Ring-necked Parakeet at roost, 2 Peregrine hunting around parakeet roost (Charlie Farrell)

Thursday 8th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tree Pipit fos flushed and flew from southern perimeter playing fields, 1+ Pied Flycatcher silver birches sw of GC still but flew to sycamore outside fence north of hut and back, Whinchat fos briefly southern perimeter PFs, Wheatear fos flew from PFs, 15+ Swift, c8 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Broadwater Lake: incl 2 Pochard, Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret (James McKay via eBird)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, juv Hobby, Tawny Owl, 180 Jackdaw, 300 Rook, 16 Swallow, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Pied Wagtail, 23 Greenfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmans Park: 2+ Coal Tit (Jack Haynes)
  • Canons Farm: incl 60 Swift, 30 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Common Whitethroat, Linnet (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG blog)
  • Crayford Marshes: 27 Common Sandpiper roosting on R Darenth barrier 20:20 (Jack Headley)
  • Crossness NR: Wheatear (Eric Barlow tweet)
  • Erith Pier: juv Caspian Gull [bird seen on 4th August] midday, Kingfisher (Richard Bonser)
  • Hampstead Heath: Linnet SW, 20 Swifts feeding over Parliament Hill (Pete Mantle)
  • Harefield "GPs TQ053885": 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Red Kite, Kestrel, 3 Common Tern (Nigel Barratt) NiBa - cd you pls confirm whether the added grid reference is the correct one? LNHS hasn't yet included these gravel-pits in its gazetteer. (The correct reference is TQ053885. The pits are strung along the Colne Valley Trail south to Denham Lock Wood, which can be accessed at the junction of Moorhall Rd and Dellside. As a member of the fishing clubs that run the pits I record the species of interest while waiting for the odd big carp to come along) Many thx - now changed
  • Helicon Lake: incl 5 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern, 2 Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Heron Lake "Heron Lake Rd spur towards Swim Heron SC": incl 3 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 25 Cormorant, 2 Common Tern over, Willow Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler incl 2 fledglings (Andrew Durso via eBird)
  • Hogsmill STW: Common Sandpiper (Steve Waters per Surrey BC)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Garden Warbler am (Shaun Harvey tweet w/ Paul Hawkins)
  • Lake Farm CP: 7 Willow Warblers am (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey still reservoir lagoon, 4 Black-tailed Godwit briefly on main lake then high S, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit W (WWT website)
  • Pinner “HA5”: 3 Swift, Sparrowhawk (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: postbreeding flock of c40 House Martin [more than double the numbers of recent years] began feeding over Hill at 0600 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 4 Kestrel, juv Ringed Plover, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Bearded Tit, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 11 Sedge Warbler, 22 Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 31 Common Whitethroat, 800 Starling, [m Canary] (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Common Buzzard (Mark Laffling per ELBF FB); Skylark (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park: 9 Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler foy in cricket pen [area 31] nr fdrs 1055, Lesser Whitethroat fos (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still (Phillip Pentek via BirdTrack)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Green Sandpiper fr draper hide, Kingfisher draper nest-bank (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC); also Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 6 Common Tern 3pr & 2yg, 16 Stock Dove, 4 Kingfisher 2pr & yg (Alan Reynolds blog)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler am (Mathew Bournat tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Wheatear, 1 Hobby late pm (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stockers Lake: incl 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 House Martin am (James McKay via eBird)
  • Sudbury "Hill": 1 Swift (Charlie Farrell)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Swift, 3 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch, f Mandarin & 2yg (John Colmans)
  • Troy Mill Lake: incl 22 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck broods, f Goldeneye, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Common Tern, 10 Swift (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Common Tern, Hobby (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); 3 Green Sandpiper, Swift (Simon West via Herts BC)
  • Vicarage Farm: Whinchat still (via BirdTrack)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": Wheatear, 6 Linnet (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Wheatear, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Garden Warblers, 4 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: Hobby, Kingfisher, 23 Mistle Thrush (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: first returning Wheatear f-type, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 29 Common Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Hobby, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 4-6 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Swift, 10+ House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Little Owl, 4 Stock Dove (Wanstead Birders)
  • Willows Farm: 3 Wheatear in field by c/p (TyttGP tweet); 4 Little Owl 2ad 2juv nr tytt hse in dead tree - view fr c/p (Lee Evans/TyttGP tweets)
  • Woodford Green: Between 6.15am and 9.33am Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 4 different Willow Warblers and 1 Chiff Chaff, then 2 fem.Sparrowhawks interacting, also c5 Swift, more off than on, over between mid-day and 1pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: 3 Swifts SW (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 7th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher still in silver birch sw cnr GC but do feed elsewhere on circuit at times, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, House Martin, 15+ Black-headed Gull, 90+ House Sparrow [largest number this century] (APOG Birders) PiedFly photo here
  • Brent Reservoir "East Marsh": juv Garganey still, 7+ Common Sandpiper incl 2 on N Marsh, 5 Green Sandpiper incl 1 on N Marsh, 5 Common Tern incl 1juv, Egyptian Goose, 2 Lapwing, Tree Pipit [Ldn fos] (Brent Birders); Reed Bunting on Dump, {Jersey Tiger moth behind main hide} (Brent Birders)
  • Chafford Gorges NR "TQ597791": incl Tufted Duck, 7 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 18 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (Michael Holt via eBird)
  • Chingford "Chingford Ln": Common Buzzard circling low over The Lopps and Woodford GC 10am (Mick Charles)
  • East End Green "landfill": 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, 2 Kestrel, 7 Skylark, Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Bullfinch (Barry Reed via eBird)
  • Erith Pier: 6 Yellow-legged Gulls off Pier evng (Richard Bonser, Jamie Partridge)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Stock Dove, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 10+ Reed Warbler, Linnet. 10+ Common Tern incl 3 juvs on Thames foreshore (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hackney Marshes: c25 Goldfinch feeding on meadow outside filter beds (Alastair Dent); Greylag Goose on gravel island, Great Crested Grebe south of it (JW Davies)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: {Jersey Tiger Moth} (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still main lake, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 23 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 17 Swift, brood of 2 fledged Pochard (WWT website)
  • Maple Cross: juv f Goshawk [Ldn fos] over house TQ025923 at 1500 (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Mardyke Stifford-Aveley: incl 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 16 Swallow, 2 Bearded Tit, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • North Finchley: Swift S am (John Colmans)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl juv Cattle Egret still, 5 Little Egret, juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Barn Owl (per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Wood Warbler [Ldn fos] Pen Ponds plantation early am, Willow Warbler, family parties of Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, and Great Crested Grebe, Green Sandpiper, Great Egret still, Common Buzzard, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, {young Common Lizard [ads & yg], Wasp Spider, Jersey Tiger moth, Small Red-eyed Damselfly m&f mating, Tortoise Shield Bug nymph} (Phillip Pentek, Paula Redmond)
  • Staines Moor: incl 40 Lapwing, Wood Sandpiper R Colne still by fallen willow, 2 Hobby, 4 Reed Warbler incl 2 fledglings aft (Tony Sweetland tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Turnstone, 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper pm (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern, 2+ Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner tweet); "main gp" also 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upminster "Fairplay Fm": incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 145 Swift S, 2 Kestrel, 23 Swallow, 5 Common Whitethroat, 6 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Upper Collage Farm "DA5": Reed Warbler, 7+ Common Whitethroat, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Vicarage Farm: Whinchat (via BirdTrack)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Wheatear on rear paddocks (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 4 Willow Warblers, 60 Swifts early am, 13 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Wood Warbler [Ldn fos – in the same trees as the singing male this spring] long wd 1045, Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 10+ Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 12 House Martin, 3 Swift, f Mandarin, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Warren Gorge: Tufted Duck, 7 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 18 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (Michael Holt per ELBF FB)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Shoveler, Nuthatch, 40 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler); 3 Common Sandpiper incl 2 on west res pm (Garry James tweet)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear on horse fields (Bill Reid per Bob Smith)

Tuesday 6th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher still as prev'y 1150, Willow Warbler, Red Kite (APOG Birders)
  • Barnes "waterside": juv Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift, {2 Jersey Tiger} (Neil Anderson)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Green Sandpiper, Peregrine (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: juv Garganey, Lapwing, 10 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 5 Kestrel, Wheatear f, Little Egret, Bearded Reedling h, Little Egret, 10 Swift, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Reed Bunting, 7 Reed Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Little Grebe & 3 yng (Bernie Weight & Donna Zimmer); "Thames and foreshore" 6 Common Sandpiper, 29 Common Tern on mud, Turnstone, 6 Shelduck & 12 yng, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Great Crested Grebe, 25 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, c50 Teal, 9 Cormorant, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c600 Black-headed Gull, {Common Seal, Grey Seal} (Bernie Weight & Donna Zimmer); {Lesser Emperor at pond at S end of old golf course} (Ian Stewart)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 12 Tufted Duck, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 16 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 4 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, Bullfinch (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Deptford "near the Albany": 12 House Martin, 1 Swift all N towards Thames (Mike Paice)
  • Erith: juv Caspian Gull [same as one of birds on 4th August] Erith Pier, also c12 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper (per Surrey BC)
  • Honeydale Farm "TQ487704": 2 Hobby, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 92 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 12 Swallow (Dave McGough, Tom Bell per ELBF FB)
  • Inns Lake: incl 18 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Red Kite, 2 Common Tern, Kingfisher (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1 Swift, 20 House Martin, 3 Mandarin, 4 Red-crested Pochard (Charlie Farrell)
  • Lakeside Retail Park "Alexander Lake": incl 4 Little Egret (Michael Holt via eBird)
  • London Wetland Centre: 10 Shoveler, 3 Garganey still main lake & wader scrape, 27 Teal, 2 Common Snipe, 18 Swift, Peregrine (WWT website); Garganey elusive again, 2 Common Sandpiper main lake & wader scrape, 2 Swallow S, {4+ Jersey Tigers, 4+ Red Admiral butterflies} (Martin Honey & Bruce Page)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Little Egret foy over (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Otford: Turtle Dove [Ldn fos] low S 1400 (Mathew Bournat via Kent OS/Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Cattle Egret still (per ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, 2+ House Martin, 2+ Sand Martin, Little Egret, 15+ Lapwing, 4-5 Pied Wagtail, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley)
  • Springwell Lake: incl 3 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Staines Moor: incl Gadwall, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Wood Sandpiper still, 2 Common Tern, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 8 House Martin, Meadow Pipit, 12 Linnet am (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe n basin still, Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper am (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck, 10 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, Reed Warbler (Barry Reed via eBird)
  • Tooting Commons: returning Common Gull (Alan Wilkinson tweet)
  • Tufnell Park "N19": 2 calling Collared Dove shy of tube stations - first heard/seen for over a year (Francis Tusa)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: c3 Little Egret, c6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, Grey Wagtail am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wandsworth Common "30 spp": incl Egyptian Goose brood of 6, juv Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, 2 Collared Dove am (Peter White tweet)
  • Wood Hall Estate: 2 Swift, 4 Swallow & yg, Linnet (Stepnen Harris via eBird)
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  • Woodberry Wetlands: Pied Flycatcher in large oak closest to large willow nr cafe end of Woodland Trail 0845, also Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Nuthatch, 30 House Martin, 5 Swift, Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing); f Pied Flycatcher still as earlier 1205 (BirdGuides); 2 Common Sandpiper west res, Pied Flycatcher still 1755 (Garry James tweet)

Monday 5th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher in silver birches sw cnr of GC, also 3 Willow Warbler, 6+ Swift, {Jersey Tiger, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield "Gentleman's Row": 8 Jackdaw incl two juvs (Robert Callf)
  • Garden Wood: Willow Warbler (TyttGP tweet)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite over gdn, {2 Gypsy Moth} (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich: 10 Swift, Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still on main lake, Hobby, 2 Common Snipe, 31 Teal, 10 Shoveler, Willow Warbler, Kestrel, Peregrine, Little Grebe (WWT website)
  • Lower Morden: 10 Swift SW (Bob Smith)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": Marsh Harrier ad m, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, 7 Swift, 2juv Kestrel, 17 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail am (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: juv Cattle Egret still, 5 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Meadow Pipit (Alan Wilkinson); 1 Hobby (Joe Beale); also incl 3 Redshank, Common Tern, Skylark, 6 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting (Michael Holt via eBird); also incl 10 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Debbie Wheeler via eBird); 6 Bearded Tit (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Phillip Pentek via BirdTrack)
  • Rotherhithe: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls nr-ad juv by Doubletree Hotel at low tide (Richard Bonser)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Honey-buzzard [Ldn fos], 3 Common Buzzard, 5 Swift (Mike Dent per ELBF FB)
  • Staines Moor: Wood Sandpiper still until 0945 when flushed by dog (Roger Morton tweet); Wood Sandpiper still 100m downriver from lone fallen willow 1330 (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • The Brook "BR5": Kingfisher, 20+ Long-tailed Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 4 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, c5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, 3 Little Owl by tytt hse TL191043, juv Cuckoo willows fm still TL185044, 2 Spotted Flycatcher tytt fm in willow by horse paddock (TyttGP tweets)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Hobby, 14 Common Sandpipers, site count of 2246 Tufted Ducks, 2 Willow Warblers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wimbledon Common: Black-tailed Godwit rushmere pond early-am (Antoinette Urwick tweet w/ pics)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, Nuthatch, 40 House Martin, 3 Swift, Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing)
  • Woolwich: juv Yellow-legged Gull King Henry's Wharf (Richard Bonser)

Sunday 4th August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher [Ldn fos] in silver birches in sw cnr of GC late-am (Bob Watts); also 2 Sedge Warbler PFs southern perimeter, 2juv Willow Warbler, 3 House Martin, Swallow, 6 Swift, 2 Treecreeper h, {Silver-washed Fritillary second day blandford hall, Jersey Tiger, Painted Lady} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: juv Garganey from main hide 08:00, Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 12 Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Self, Simon Worsfold); Common Buzzard 10.20 (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broxbourne Woods "incl Danemead Wood": incl Common Buzzard, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Garden Warbler (Phil Bishop via eBird)
  • Bushy Park: Budgerigar [pale-blue escapee ne of chestnut avenue], 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Green Woodpecker, 3 House Martin, 2 Skylark, 100+ Starling, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Swallow, 4 Swift (Ian R Watson)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Common Buzzard, 9 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, Common Whitethroat (per ELBF FB)
  • Dungeon Hill: incl Great Black-backed Gull E 1605, Kestrel, 5 Swallow, 4 Bullfinch (Ian Ward per DH Wildlife blog)
  • Epsom Downs: 1000 Woodpigeon, Wheatear (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Erith: 3juv Caspian Gulls [all different to y'day] at Erith Pier, also 30+ Yellow-legged Gulls [mainly juvs] (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd, Jonathan Wasse, Richard Smith, Barry Wright & Ralph Todd)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 15+ Swallow hawking over Loring Hall field mid-aft (Jack Headley)
  • Gallions Reach "0830-1200": 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 35 Swift, 7 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Garden Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich: 10 Swift, Swallow (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Swallows S over bowling green - early here (Pete Mantle)
  • Hogsmill STW: Common Sandpiper (John Dale per Surrey BC)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Turnstone am (BirdGuides)
  • Lloyd Park, Croydon: 4 Kestrel (per Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, 3 Common Snipe, 22 Teal, Peregrine, Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "path 1 members only": incl Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Coal Tit (Andy Todd via BirdTrack)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": Little Egret, ad m Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 41 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 10 Swift, Swallow, Meadow Pipit pm (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl juv Cattle Egret still, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, Curlew, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 6 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Stock Dove, Barn Owl, 30 Swift, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, 18 Sand Martin, 17 Bearded Tit, 5 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Howard Vaughan, Patrick Hart via ELBF FB); Shelduck brood of 11 (James Heal per ELBF FB)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 8 Common Gull, 8 Swift, Kingfisher, 6 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Rowley Farm: 6 Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Treecreeper, 5 House Martin, 7 Swallow, Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank all fr draper hide 0915 (Chris Gibson tweet)
  • Sanderstead "Lime Meadow Ave": Marsh Tit gdn (Jenny Morgan via Croydon Birders)
  • Sevenoaks WR "incl WeBS count": 206 Canada Goose, 435 Greylag, 6 Mute Swan, 8 Egyptian Goose, 8 Grey Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 5juv Sparrowhawk 2&3, 14 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 13 Moorhen, 101 Coot, 19 Great Crested Grebe w/ three broods of 2&1&1, m Mandarin, Gadwall, 65 Mallard, 7 Teal, 77 Tufted Duck w/ three broods of 4 & one of 7, 68 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Nuthatch (Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Moor: Wood Sandpiper again but spooked by dogs & flew towards Staines Reservoir 0950 (Dave Carlsson tweet); Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 3 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Wood Sandpiper showing well R Colne south of fallen willow as y'day, Kingfisher evg (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Little Ringed Plover, 11+ Common Sandpiper am (Dave Carlsson tweet); also 2 Black-necked Grebe, Wood Sandpiper s tower 1045-1105 then flew back towards Staines Moor (Jim Sweetland tweets)
  • Stockers Farm: incl 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Common Whitethroat, c50 House Sparrow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Stockers Lake: incl 2 Shoveler, 31 Gadwall, 9 Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 4 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, Treecreeper (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Stoneleigh "KT17": 8 Swift drifted se over The Glade late aft (Neil Batten)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, Peregrine, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, c10 Stock Dove, 6 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 5 Reed Bunting, 16+ Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • The Commons LNR: Raven over, Marsh Tit (Keith Smith via Herts BC); 2 Barn Owl (Keith Smith/Pete Oakenfull via Herts BC)
  • Thorndon CP "s section 0800-0930": incl Kestrel, 1+ Coal Tit, 3+ Nuthatch (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Thorpe Park: Common Sandpiper (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "main gp": 5 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": 1-2 Hobby, Common Buzzard, Bullfinch h, 4+ Common Whitethroat, 2+ calling Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Walton Downs: f Wheatear (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Nuthatch, 2 Shoveler, 4 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing)
  • Woolwich "off King Henry's Wharf": juv Caspian Gull, 3juv Yellow-legged Gulls on Thames (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones and Dante Shepherd)

Saturday 3rd August 2019Edit

  • Beckton STW "private access": 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 14 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Swift, 20 Sand Martin, 2juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Tern, 6 Grey Wagtail (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 12 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmans Park: 1+ Nuthatch, Song Thrush (Jack Haynes)
  • Bushy Park: Cuckoo in flight nr Upper Lodge c/p 13.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Croydon: poss m Red-footed Falcon S over Effingham Rd 1830 (Roy Weller per Surrey BC/BirdGuides)
  • Dagenham Chase: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 8 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3+ Common Tern, juv Cuckoo, 2 Jackdaw ad juv, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, f Bullfinch (Vince Halley-Frame tweet); also incl 11 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Erith Pier: 2juv Caspian Gulls, 25+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd, Richard Smith)
  • Fulham Reach: returning ad Yellow-legged Gull (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Greenway, adj Olympic Park: Hobby, 7 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Blackcap f juv, 9 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, 50+ Goldfinch (Harry Harrison)
  • Hogsmiil NR: pr Little Grebe breeding, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull w/ orange ring on r leg, 85 Black-headed Gull, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, {Jersey Tiger} (Nick Tanner)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 10 Reed Warbler, 69 Blackcap, 14 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch am (Shaun Harvey tweet w/ Paul Hawkins); Wood Sandpiper (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Kempton Park NR: 2 Green Sandpiper, 28 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher (Franko J Maroevic)
  • KGV Res "permit only": juv Dunlin evg, Common Sandpiper (Neville Smith tweets)
  • Kingston: Kingfisher by Hawker Centre (Mike Foster)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 3 Garganey scrape, Common Snipe scrape, Common Sandpiper main lake, Green Sandpiper scrape, Mediterranean Gull over, 12 Swift, Kestrel, 2 Garden Warbler, Meadow Pipit (WWT website); Wood Sandpiper on 'mere' 1010 (BirdGuides)
  • Lynsters Farm: incl 15 Lapwing, c150 Jackdaw (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 2 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, f Pintail, 8 Teal, Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern over, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 3 fledgling Blackcap (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl 2 Shoveler, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (Steve Chastell via eBird)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 2 Common Sandpiper, ad Yellow-legged Gull 0800 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Cattle Egret still fr shooting butts hide am (Jonathan Wasse tweet); also incl 7 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, Sand Martin am (Marcus Hunt via eBird); incl 2 Common Sandpiper (Jamie Davies via BirdTrack); 4 Caspian Gulls ad juv two 2s, juv Mediterranean Gull, 80+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plovers towards Coldharbour Pt (Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd); also incl 8 Gadwall, 9 Little Egret, 3 Sparrowhawk, 6 Marsh Harrier 3ad 3juv, 2 Common Buzzard, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 4 Common Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 32 Common Tern, 5 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 50 Swift S, 8 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 2000 Starling (Jonathan Wasse et al per ELBF FB); Garganey still, Whimbrel (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret [day 11], 4 Common Tern (James Owen); Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank all fr draper hide am (Pete Duxon tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 3juv Sparrowhawk, 24 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Swift, Kingfisher (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: juv Cuckoo (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Southgate "Ivy Rd RG": 3 Pied Wagtail 2ad juv (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: Wood Sandpiper [having reloc'd from Staines Reservoir] R Colne just s of fallen willow 1130 (Shaun Ferguson tweet); no sign Wood Sandpiper 14.00 (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, c10 Stock Dove, 6 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 5 Reed Bunting, 16+ Linnet, {4 Painted Lady, 2 Purple Hairstreak} (Neil Anderson)
  • Trent Park: 6+ Mandarin Duck, 42+ Black-headed Gull, {m Ruddy Darter - all-black legs noted} (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "main gp": 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, c12 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": Grasshopper Warbler showed v well on s side c18.30, 2 Hobby (Ian Stewart)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: pr Sparrowhawk have successfully bred (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: Willow Warbler, 3 Mandarin Duck [1+ w/ metal ring], Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Egyptian Goose & 6yg [down from 7 two days ago], two broods Tufted Duck 3&1yg (Nick Rutter) Nick, ringed Mandarin likely one of mine but I haven't done any at Wandsworth Common recently, so from another site. If you can get it to feed out of the water and even a partial ring read I can try to track it down. Phil Belman. Phil - I have a photo showing one ring, but the only characters I can make out are H3 - Nick. That matches but I can't narrow it down beyond 32 individuals between 2014-19 in West London area. Do let me know if you get anything more. Phil
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper w reservoir [e bank] pm (Garry James tweet)

Friday 2nd August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: f Mandarin Boating Lake foy, c25 Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk incl juv, 80+ Black-headed Gull, {2 Purple Hairstreak} (APOG Birders)
  • Ardleigh Green: Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 100 Swift (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 1 Mediterranean Gull juv, 1 Little Egret (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, 8 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, influx of warblers (Andrew Self); Common Tern fledgling, 2 Sedge Warbler ad juv, {1 Willow Emerald Damselfly site first} (Magnus Andersson)
  • Chingford Plain: Painted Lady 3pm, and 2nd Summer male Marsh Harrier High and West 16.49pm (Ken Murray)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2juv Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenwich: 14 Swift mobbing Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • Hackney Marshes: Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose (JW Davies)
  • Herts sector: selected 2019 breeding data (all my own observations, most already submitted to local recorders; provided here for interest only, and sites not named for obvious reasons): Mandarin 3 broods w/i 2km along river valley, Red Kite 2 occupied nests (including brood of 3), Herring Gull min 13 AONS and AOTs from ground surveys across 4 broad sites (many further sites not covered), Lesser Black-backed Gull min 42 AONs and AOTs from ground surveys across 5 broad sites (many further sites not covered), Raven occupied nest in flat-topped Pinus nigra plus pr in area of 2018 breeding site 4 miles away, Marsh Tit survey (extending well beyond 20-mile radius) using recommended protocols found evidence of recent decline affecting London Area where losses from several sites (approx. 6 regular AOTs) since Bird Atlas 2007-11), Firecrest bred successfully (brood of 5 fledglings being fed on 29 May) plus other AOTs in mixed or broadleaved woodland with extensive mature holly and/or hanging ivy both within and outwith London Area (also singing male in similar habitat at site in Essex sector on 12 Jun), also of interest Hawfinch singing at scrub site in SE Herts in late January and Crossbill active nest outwith London Area in April (Colin Everett)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Shoveler, 8 Teal, juv Little Grebe, Black-tailed Godwit still, 3 Common Snipe, 4 Swift, 2 Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff (WWT website); {Lesser Emperor patrolling in front of Main Observatory} (Neil Anderson); also 1 Common Sandpiper (Nick 'S' [surname pls?], Mike Wheeler)
  • Mayflower Park: 3 Peregrine (Danny Ramsay per Bob Smith)
  • North Finchley: 4 Swift around house c9.15am (John Colmans)
  • Oakleigh Park "North N20": pr Red Kites circling low 10.30pm, 1min later poss Common Buzzard v high. Would not have seen it but for the Kites (David Roberts)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Black-tailed Godwit briefly 0855 then E (Derek Barker via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Garganey still, juv Cattle Egret still, 12 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, Curlew, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Tern, Stock Dove, Barn Owl, 29 Swift, 4 Kestrel, 3 Bearded Tit, 55 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 35 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: Chiffchaff [rare visitor for my garden] (Paula Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: juv Cuckoo (Mike Foster); Great Egret [day 10], 5 Great Crested Grebe 2ad & 3yg, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Green Sandpiper (Neil Anderson/Friday BG); 3 Green Sandpipers on Upper Pen Pond 8.00pm (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 4 Great Crested Grebe 2pr w/ broods of 2&1, 3 Common Sandpiper west lake, Kingfisher, 2 House Martin, Nuthatch (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe 2 on each basin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper still along s bank causeway am (Jim Sweetland tweet); Dunlin, no sign Wood Sandpiper 1500 (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “8.30-12.15 LT rising”: 11 Reed Warbler inc 3 drinking from puddle w/ Whitethroats & Goldfinches, 2 Kestrel, 14 Common Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, c45 Goldfinch, c150 Starling flock, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 2 Common Snipe, 7 Common Sandpiper river [r], 13 Cormorant r, c40 House Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Heron r, 2 Great Black-backed Gull r, 2ad Common Gull r, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher r, 1 Raven, 2 Song Thrush, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Little Egret r, 2 Greenfinch, {Evening Primrose, Yellow Toadflax both in bloom} (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 33+ Chiffchaff, 10 Swift, 13 Swallow, 25 House Martin, Peregrine substation, Sparrowhawk, 6 Blackcap, 34 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch old_gropper field, 4 Goldcrest, f Mandarin & 3 yg Darlands, Grey Heron, 3 Rook, 2 Red Kite, 3 Willow Warbler migrant hedge, 5 Little Owl, Great Black-backed Gull N over cow field, Black-headed Gull, {Small Copper, 2 Shrew sp [alive], 10+ Willow Emerald at Darlands} (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 13+ Mandarin Duck, 71 Black-headed Gull, 4 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf); also 3 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, leucistic Grey Heron, Swallow, {Jersey Tiger, Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, 1+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, Kingfisher, juv Cuckoo, 2+ Little Owl am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 22 Common Sandpipers (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby, 2-3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, yg Common Buzzard, 2 Swallow [first autumnal birds], 6 House Martin, 2 Stock Dove, Common Gull, 30+ Swift, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon Park: incl Grey Heron, Cormorant, 4 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, 5 Goldcrest, Treecreeper (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Woodford Green: Lesser stag beetle in trap am, just a single Swift today (15 yesterday), Common Buzzard 12.00pm, female Sparrowhawk 12.20pm, Common Nightingale in garden hedge before flying into neighbours garden at 12.40pm. (Ken Murray)

Thursday 1st August 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler, 4 Swift (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Willow Warbler, chasing juv Goldfinch in Tate community garden, {Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral} (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Wood Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC); 400 Jackdaw, 500 Starling (Glenn Jones via eBird)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 11 Pochard, 27 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Bonnet's Wood: incl Common Buzzard, 15 Swift, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Park: Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 11+ Coot, Collared Dove, 2 Stock Dove (Samuel & Toby Levy)
  • Cely Woods: incl Common Buzzard, 7 Willow Warbler 5ad 2juv, 14 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler ad 2juv, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Bullfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 5 Sand Martin 2 fledglings 4 active nest-holes, 25+ Linnet, 2m Yellowhammer singing (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Crayford Marshes: 5 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 14 Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Swift, 2 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, Common Whitethroat, 3 Jay, Greenfinch (Mike Amos)
  • Crofton Park "SE4": 1 Swift feeding over gdn (Phil Laurie)
  • Croxley Common Moor: incl Grey Heron, Little Egret, Red Kite, m Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, [juv Wood Duck - prob escape from Cassiobury Pk coll'n] (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Dagenham Chase: Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper still, Greenshank still (Sam Porter tweet)
  • Dollis Brook "Hendon Lane/A1 Jn": Grey Wagtail, Swift, Grey Heron (Samuel & Toby Levy)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 50+ Swift feeding then S midday, 40+ local House Martin (Anders Gray via Herts BC)
  • Enfield "West": calling Raven over quite low (Brian Dawton)
  • Farthing Downs: Wheatear beside road (Malcolm Jennings per Croydon Birders)
  • Finchley "Central - Pointalls Allotments": Linnet, House Martin, 6 Swift (Samuel Levy, Toby Levy, Joan Arnold & Tom Heinersdorff)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 10 Swift s 19:15, Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Green Sandpiper, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 12+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Egyptian Goose, Tufted Duck, Jay, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, {6 Brown Hawker, 2 Black-tailed Skimmer, Many-banded Demoiselle} (Bernie Weight)
  • Gallions Reach "0830-1100": 11 Common Sandpiper, 6 Arctic Tern upriver, 3 Swift, Hobby, 3 Sand Martin, 75 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Siskin (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich: Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk, Little Egret, 12 Goldcrest (Ray Crouch)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 2 House Sparrow (Richard Green tweet)
  • Hogsmill NR: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 117 Black-headed Gull 3juv, Common Sandpiper, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, {Hummingbird Hawkmoth} (Nick Tanner)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ad Redshank spynes mere (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit scrape, 2 Common Snipe, Swallow, Chiffchaff (WWT website); {m Lesser Emperor still patrolling main lake in front of dulverton hide} (Jake Klavins)
  • Mayflower Park: juv Peregrine on pylon, Garden Warbler foy (Bob Smith)
  • Millwall Docks "Outer Dock": 20 Herring Gull inc juvs, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull inc juvs, 3 Black-headed Gull, 5 Egyptian Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 25 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, pr Coots & 4juv, 24 House Martin 12pr nesting (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • North Finchley: c8 Swift S over house 20.45 (John Colmans)
  • Pymmes Park: Little Grebe incubating, 2 Mute Swan m w/ orange darvic ring 4BYF & f w/ metal ring no W35799, Canada Goose w/ metal ring no 5281404, Stock Dove singing, 3 Goldcrest 2ad feeding juv, {Jersey Tiger, 2 Common Blue} (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: 9 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, 2 Ruff, Common Snipe, Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit (Andrew Self); juv Cattle Egret (Paul Richardson, Tony O’Brien, Bernard Bradshaw per ELBF FB); also 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 40 Swift, 40 Sand Martin, 36 House Martin, 2 Swallow (Andy Tweed, Pete Merchant per ELBF FB); Sanderling (Pete Merchant per ELBF FB); 8 Marsh Harrier 5juv 2f m, 8 Common Tern (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Common Buzzard (per ELBF FB); also Hobby am (Nick Upton via eBird)
  • Richmond Park "Pen Ponds am": 2 Little Owl, Treecreeper, 6 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, Reed Warbler, Great Egret still, 2 Little Egret, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Egyptian Geese, 8 Common Tern, 2 Sand Martin (Nick Baker); Grey Wagtail, 2 Swift, 1 Barn Swallow, Great Egret still 8pm, {Wasp Spider, Willow Emerald Damselfly, Roesel's Bush Cricket} (Paula Redmond)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Garganey still fr draper hide (BirdGuides)
  • St James's Park: ad feeding 1 yg Little Grebe (Mike Earp)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe n basin still 0900 (BirdGuides); 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper [Ken Purdey finder] late-evg (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Stoke D'Abernon: Great Egret S over M25 am (Mike Youdale via eBird)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 27 Swift, 8 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, Red Kite, f Mandarin & 2 yg, {dead Common Shrew, c8 Peacock, 2 Red Admiral on buddleia in owl_field} (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 3 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 10 Goldfinch, c60 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mandarin, Nuthatch, {Brown Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 4+ Little Egret, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 4+ Common Tern, juv Cuckoo, Kingfisher, 2+ Grey Wagtail (TyttGP tweet); "Willows Fm" 5 Red Kite, 4 Little Owl ad 3juv (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); 67 fledgling Tree Sparrow 52 at coursers rd [private site] & 15 at tytt fm (Alan Gardiner tweet)
  • Walton-on-Thames "area [presumed]": moulting ad Black Tern hawking flying-ants over private site briefly (Dave Harris tweets)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: incl Redshank e warwick res am, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Eugene Dillon-Hooper tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Skylark, 10+ Swift, 4 House Martin, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, 2 Little Owl, (3 Jersey Tigers, 11+ Brown Argus) (Nick Croft) The anonymous report on BirdGuides of a Cattle_Egret W over long wood at 11:15 may be erroneous, apparently As it was my hasty tweet before looking at my pictures it was very erroneuos NC
  • Wanstead Park: 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2f eclipse Shoveler [first returning birds of autumn], f Pochard, 13 Gadwall, 10+ Swift, 12 House Martin, {2 Noctule} (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Snipe, Nuthatch, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Shoveler, 4 House Martin, 12 Swift, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, [Red-crowned Parakeet] (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
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