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Birds of the Month: a Dusky Warbler and a Little Bunting[]

At last! After many barren months for London’s twitchers, December 2021 produced not one but two lingering rarities, both first identified on the 14th and then both obligingly sticking around for the rest of the month. One of these rare vagrants was a DUSKY WARBLER at Walthamstow Marshes and the other was a LITTLE BUNTING in Bexley.

The Little Bunting was probably first seen on the 7th, when it was dismissed as a dodgy-looking member of the local Linnet brigade. After its correct identification on the 14th it was seen daily until the end of the month (and into the new year). The Dusky Warbler was somewhat elusive but was reported almost daily until the 25th, after which it seemed to disappear. But it must have been skulking somewhere in the area because it reappeared on 2nd January.

Dusky Warbler is the rarer of these two vagrants. On average about half a dozen Duskies reach the UK each year, but they rarely venture into the London Recording Area. In fact, there have been only three previous London records: a twitchable bird at Walthamstow Reservoirs for a week in February 2010, another seen by just one birder in Southwark in February 2015 and an overnight bird at Rainham Marshes in October 2016.

Little Bunting is slightly less rare, having been recorded in London about a dozen times. The first report was in 1956 and the most recent in 2018, when a bird lingered at Walthamstow Reservoirs from mid-January to early April. Perhaps the Bexley Bunt will hang about well into 2022.

Winter wildfowl[]

December saw several reports of European White-fronted Goose dropping in to spend a day or more at wetland sites in the London area. This used to be a rare occurrence, with Whitefronts normally seen only as occasional small flocks passing overhead on their way from their breeding sites in northern Russia and Scandinavia to their favoured wintering grounds in the wetlands and estuaries of England’s south coast. But this changed a year ago with a spectacular and unprecedented irruption into London — this wiki’s archive page for December 2020 includes reports of Whitefronts at 20 sites, singly or in small groups and often staying on site for days or even weeks.

This month’s records were less dazzling than a year ago, but WFGs were reported from Burgess Park (one bird, 21st–31st), Holyfield Hall Farm (four, 18th & 19th), Fairlop Waters (five, 24th) and Brent Reservoir (five, 18th; one, 20th). Interestingly, the first three of these sites also featured in last winter’s irruption, so perhaps this month’s visitors included some of last year’s birds making the same stop-over. At Brent Reservoir, a family group of four on the 18th was briefly joined by another bird before the quartet moved on, and it was presumably this fifth bird that was spotted again two days later — maybe a return visit by the goose that dropped in during the spring migration in May.

A Dark-bellied Brent Goose was briefly at London Wetland Centre on the 20th.

A drake Scaup was reported at King George V Reservoir on the 13th and then from the 19th to the 22nd, when it was joined by a first-winter bird. Two juveniles were at Walthamstow Wetlands on the 20th.

Reports of sawbills included just two Smew — a drake at London Wetland Centre on the 21st and a first-winter drake at Seventy Acres Lake on the 19th and 24th. A dozen records of Goosander included 18 at King George V Reservoir on the 13th and 10 at Ashley Pit on the 19th. But no Red-breasted Merganser have yet been recorded this winter.    

Other waterbirds[]

November’s Great Northern Diver at King George V Reservoir was seen again occasionally throughout December and into the New Year. It was joined on the 13th by a Red-necked Grebe, which also stayed into the New Year, and a Black-necked Grebe. A Slavonian Grebe was seen at Staines Reservoir on the 4th and 12th.

Long-leggedy beasties[]

A Cattle Egret was reported at RSPB Rainham Marshes on the 1st, and one was at Hooks Marsh on the 18th and 19th. Great (White) Egret were seen at Broadwater Lake (1st–5th) and Aldenham Reservoir (5th, 12th). A Spoonbill was at Swanscombe Marsh on the 26th.

Mixed bag[]

(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.)


Friday 31st December 2021[]

  • Barnet "Greenhill Gardens": 22 Canada Goose, Canada x Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 94 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (Samuel Levy)
  • Barnet Playing Fields: 85 Black-headed Gull, 55 Common Gull, 122 Starling, 77 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Hawkwood Estate, Chislehurst: Raven - calling beside Botany Bay Lane (Martin Draper)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1cy Mediterranean Gull, 1cy Caspian Gull (Tony Blake)
  • Lamorbey Park : Cormorant , 2 Shoveler m f, Little Egret, 3 Teal, Tufted Duck, 3 Stock Dove, Peregrine (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 6 Jack Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 3 Pintail [all Grazing Marsh], 3 Siskin - bird feeders (Hugh & Ian Bradshaw)
  • Perivale Park: Red Kite, 2 f Kestrel, 63 Common Gull, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Southgate Chase Allotments: 10 Redwing, 15 Magpie, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 17 Stock Dove, 107 Black-headed Gull, 286 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 2 Rook, 3 Coal Tit, 10 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 30 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 99 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, 7 Meadow Pipit, 54 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 50 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still in SE corner 1025 (Ian Stewart et al) (Where is this location please, define) It has been defined, but is the area of waste land alongside railway between Bexley and Albany Park stations, south of the railway and north of River Cray. Exact coordinates of the bird's favoured location were posted on this site before Christmas. The cottages by Bexley CC are known as "Farm Cottages" and the site was then used for gravel extraction, then landfill (Ian Stewart) Youtube from today - we parked in a residential road by Bexley Cricket Club and bird was on path by brambles at 51.43607, 0.14342 fantastic (A Middleton)
  • Victoria Park: 35 Redwing (Harry Harrison)
  • Wimbledon Common: Peregrine stooping at Carrion Crows in trees along Windmill Road adjacent to the Plain; same bird as 4 December? (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Pheasant, Shelduck, 9 Shoveler, 9 Teal, Mallard x Pochard hybrid (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 30th December 2021[]

  • Boxer's Lake: 2 Little Egret roosting by 1607, 2 ad Grey Heron inc one sitting [ON], 5 Mute Swan pr w/ three first-winter, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 4 Northern Shoveler [3 m f], 16 Tufted Duck [7 m 9 f] (Robert Callf)
  • Burgess Park: Red Kite 1015 (Isha Crichlow), White-fronted Goose still there at 1400 (Jack Hill)
  • Eynsford: m Blackcap in garden on Eynsford Rise, 12 Fieldfare (Richard Bonser)
  • Hackney Marshes: Firecrest about 250m from Friends Bridge (Marcin Kempa)
  • Harefield GPs: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Little Egret, 20+ Siskin, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 10+ Redwing, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant (Nigel Barratt)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Shoveler main lake, 7+ Teal lower lake, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, 5+ Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Redwing feeding on lawns with Blackbirds, c500 Black-headed Gull & 30 Herring Gull SW 1245, 24 Herring Gull SW 1255 (Neil Batten)
  • Otford: 350 Canada Goose, 150 Greylag Goose (Richard Bonser)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Water Pipit, 4 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 6 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 6 Redwing, 4 Green Woodpecker (Iain Darbyshire)
  • Tottenham Marsh: 12 Linnet (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 11 Teal, 25 Stock Dove, 87 Black-headed Gull, 480 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit, 20 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 49 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush, 340 Redwing, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll, 100 Siskin (Samuel Levy, Keir Chauhan)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, 12 Tufted Duck 8 m 4 f, 32 Canada Goose, 2 m Mandarin Duck, 6 Pochard 5 m f, m Teal (Pete Lowman)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still in SE corner, Mute Swan, m Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 5+ Meadow Pipit, Redwing, 70+ Goldfinch, 30+ Siskin, 2+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart et al)
  • Walthamstow Res: 4 Goldeneye [3 m f] [Lockwood] (James Palmer)
  • West Norwood: 2 Peregrine perched on clock tower of St Luke's Church, one with prey, 1445 (Matt Bradbury) As far as I know there is no secure nest site here, they failed to breed for 2 years due to lack of suitable spot, as there is no access into the tower to install a tray (Michael Mac)
  • Worcester Park: 40 Chaffinch, 13 Linnet, Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 29th December 2021[]

  • Eynsford: 4 Pochard Lullingstone Castle Lake, Nuthatch, 70 Linnet, 40 Siskin, 5 Yellowhammer (Richard Bonser)
  • Finchley "garden N3": 2 Peregrine N 1320 (Samuel Levy)
  • Forty Hall CP: 2 Mute Swan pr, 4 Mandarin Duck [2 m 2 f], m Kestrel, Black-headed Gull w/ white darvic ring E4UN from The Netherlands, 5 Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush (Robert Callf)
  • Guy Lodge Farm: m Sparrowhawk, Blackbird, Song Thrush, 46 Redwing, 6+ Chaffinch, 30+ Goldfinch, 2 Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Otford: Barnacle Goose on flood (Richard Bonser)
  • Putney, SW15: 4 Blackcap 3m f together in garden elder Huntingfield Rd, 30 Redwing (J Wilczur)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Raven (P Burrows-Smith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Teal, Woodcock, 45 Black-headed Gull, 134 Common Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 5 Little Owl, Kestrel, 43 Rook, 8 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 25 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 55 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 11 Tufted Duck 5 m 6 f, c100 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 11 Mandarin 7 m 4 f, 5m Pochard, Raven, 2 Shoveler pr, 3 Mistle Thrush, 15 Pied Wagtail (Pete Lowman)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still showing well in SE corner 1145, 50+ Siskin (Ian Stewart et al)
  • Whitewebbs Park: 15 Mandarin Duck [10 m 5 f], Common Buzzard, Nuthatch, Jay (Robert Callf)

Tuesday 28th December 2021[]

  • Burgess Park: White-fronted Goose still present in fenced off area SW of lake (Mike Edwards)
  • Crossness: Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Gadwall, Shelduck, Curlew, Redshank, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, Peregrine (Dave Clark); 6+ Yellow-legged Gull [4+ad 3cy 2cy], 26 Wigeon, 3 Chiffchaff, {Common Seal} (John Archer)
  • Enfield area "private access": f Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, Raven (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: 1cy Caspian Gull [marginal bird], 2cy Yellow-legged Gull (Amar Ayyash, Richard Bonser)
  • Gorse Road/Skeet HIll BR5: 2-3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 100+ Fieldfare, 50+ Redwing, Nuthatch, 2 Rook, several hundred Jackdaw coming in for roost, 2 Brambling, 20+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 14 Mandarin Duck, 5 Redwing (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hengrave Road SE23: Nuthatch calling from tree towards One Tree Hill, has done so on a few days this month (Paul Francis)
  • Kensington High Street "Earls Terrace": Song Thrush singing (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • London Wetland Centre: f Brambling seen at the birdfeeders on south route (Shailesh Patel), 3 Pintail, Goldeneye, 116 Lapwing, 14 Jack Snipe [all grazing marsh], 57 Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing, Stonechat, Water Pipit, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Siskin (Oscar Dewhurst/Mark Andrews)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 5 Barnacle Goose, 46 Shelduck, 289 Shoveler, 266 Gadwall, 449 Wigeon, 39 Pintail, 687 Teal, 33 Pochard, 38 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 203 Coot, 33 Avocet, 714 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 500 Dunlin, 60 Snipe, 79 Redshank, 55 Common Gull, 5 Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, f/imm Merlin, Peregrine, 4 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Cetti's Warbler, m Blackcap, 24 Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 3 Water Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, Greenfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Southgate "ASDA": {Mottled Umber} (Robert Callf)
  • Thamesmead: 1cy Caspian Gull, 3cy Yellow-legged Gull (Amar Ayyash, Richard Bonser)
  • Trent Park: 19 Mandarin Duck [11 m 8 f] upper lake, 6 Northern Shoveler [3 m 3 f], 6 Common Pochard [5 m f], 9 Tufted Duck [6 m 3 f], 10 Chaffinch near Equestrian Centre (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present, in SE corner 0930, 2 Bullfinch, Skylark flushed by centre path (Ian Stewart)
  • Watermeadows OS BR5: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 10 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Worcester Park: 25 Chaffinch, Little Egret, Peregrine (Bob Smith)

Monday 27th December 2021[]

  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, 3 Little Egret roosting in trees on island [one flew in at 1613 & two together at 1618], 3 ad Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan pr w/ three first-winters, Greylag Goose, m Mandarin Duck, 16 Tufted Duck [7 m 9 f], 8+ Common Gull inc three first-winters & a second-winter, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, m Song Thrush singing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Jay, 10 Siskin [6 m 4 f] feeding on ground near Play Ground (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher 1430 (Keith Chambers)
  • Kempton Park NR: m Pintail, 25 Teal, 5 Shoveler, Wigeon, 8 Lapwing (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 8 Black-headed Gull, 19 Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, 3 Coal Tit, 8 Goldcrest, m Firecrest, 3 Nuthatch, 44 Redwing, Fieldfare, Brambling, 6 Bullfinch, 70 Siskin, Reed Bunting (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: Stock Dove, 9 Tufted Duck 5m,4f, 2 Gadwall m,f, 2 Egyptian Goose, 13 Mandarin 11m,2f, 4m Pochard, Raven, 4 Shoveller 2m,2f. ( Pete Lowman)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting at W end of centre path 0845 (Ian Stewart et al)

Sunday 26th December 2021[]

  • Beaverwood BR5: Meadow Pipit over, 2 Firecrest by cemetery showing well (Ian Stewart)
  • Burgess Park: White-fronted Goose still SW end of lake (Richard Bonser)
  • Chislehurst Common: 2 Egyptian Geese, Sparrowhawk, 3+ Firecrest inc 2 by Kemnal Road/Ashfield Lane showing well, Nuthatch, Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Edmonton N9 "Starks Field Primary School": 10 Collared Dove pre-roost gathering 1550, 4 Chaffinch pre-roost gathering (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 26 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 1518, 4 Goldfinch pre-roost gathering (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: ad Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Ickenham: 10 Mandarin Duck on Swakeleys Park lake (Steve & Julie Dungey)
  • North Finchley: m Blackcap again in garden (John Colmans)
  • North Kensington: Peregrine Falcon on Grenfell Tower then W 1600 (D McKenzie)
  • Pinner, Memorial Park: small flock of Redwing (Nigel Barratt)
  • Putney, SW15: 3 Blackcap 2 m f in Huntingfield Road garden (J Wilczur)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail (Kathryn Bull)
  • Richmond Park: m. New Zealand Scaup still (P Redmond)
  • Rotherhithe: 2 Yellow-legged Gull [3cy & 1cy] (Amar Ayyash)
  • Snaresbrook: adult Caspian Gull Eagle Pond (Richard Bonser)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Water Pipit, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 2 Fieldfare, Kestrel (Tim Rymer)
  • Stanwell Moor: Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, Kestrel (Tim Rymer)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 47 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 8 Lapwing, Spoonbill [found by another], 3 Cettis Warbler, Short-eared Owl, Green Sandpiper (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin]
  • Thamesmead: 6 Yellow-legged Gull [ad, 3cy, 3x 2cy, 1cy] Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Cormorant, 2 Gadwall pr, 7 Northern Shoveler 5 m 2 f, 7 Tufted Duck 2 m 5 f, 2 Common Gull, 5 Stock Dove pre-roost gathering, m Great Tit singing, 8 Starling (Robert Callf)
  • Tulse Hill: m Blackcap again in garden (Matt Bradbury)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present [day 20] at west end of centre path 1104, Mute Swan, m Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, f Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, singing Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, 4 Linnet, 3+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Wandsworth Common: Firecrest, 3 Siskin, 13 Redwing, Peregrine, Little Grebe (Nick Rutter)
  • West Norwood "SE27": 2 Redwing feeding on Holly berries in the front garden of a house on Barston Road (Martin Honey)

Saturday 25th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest Blandford Hall & lower deer enclosure (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret behind dam (Andrew Self) 🎄
  • Burgess Park: White-fronted Goose still feeding amoung crows (Michael Mac)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5+ Redwing, Firecrest, 3 Bullfinch at Riverside Road flew along embankment (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath. Song Thrush singing by Men's Bathing Pond. 15.45 hrs. (Liz Valentine)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present, back at west end 1100, Mute Swan, m Pochard, 6+ Tufted Duck, f Kestrel, singing Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch in punchbowl (Ian Stewart) what's the punchbowl? (NJ) The sunken area by pylon at west end/SW corner. Actually old level of site pre-landfill (IS) Thanks very much! (NJ) I believe I saw you there on your last visit, the punchbowl is on the right of the path you took towards the LB (IS) ah that's that; yes, I actually ended up going down there, on my way back, but haven't seen any finches. Thanks again for your directions to the LB, merry Xmas! (NJ)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Dusky Warbler calling and showing briefly 50m south of Coppermill Field car park 1045hrs (Tim Rymer)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: m Gadwall, 8 Little Grebe, 7 Siskin (Jack Headley)

Friday 24th December 2021[]

  • Boxer's Lake: 2 Little Egret roosting [one flew in at 1542 & another by 1559], 3 ad Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan pr w/ three first-winter [one first-winter has died], Greylag Goose, 36 Canada Goose, 17 Tufted Duck 9 m 8 f, 50+ Black-headed Gull, second-winter Common Gull, m Pied Wagtail, m Song Thrush singing, m Mistle Thrush singing, 2 Jay, 2 Raven flew over (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: 33 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Kingfisher (Andrew Self)
  • Chessington Golf Centre "derelict": m Kestrel caught a small bird then chased by a f Kestrel (Michael Mac)
  • Coldblow Field DA5: 2 Egyptian Goose, Red-legged Partridge, f Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, singing Song Thrush, Redwing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 1-2 Nuthatch, 30+ Chaffinch, 1+ Brambling, 7+ Linnet, Redpoll sp, m Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Connaught Water: 3 Goosander, 11 Mandarin Duck, Kingfisher (Sean Huggins)
  • Fairlop Waters: 5 White-fronted Geese, 11 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 2 Little Owl, 3 Little Egret, Fieldfare, Redwing, Chiffchaff (Neil Twyford)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite, Peregrine over garden, m Sparrowhawk nearby (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail calling at Sanctuary Pond 1315, 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 70 Siskin (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Park Farm, Chessington: 4 Brambling, Yellowhammer, 100 Chaffinch, 30 Linnet, Meadow Pipit, 15 Pheasant, 22 Stock Dove, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel (Michael Mac)
  • Putney Heath: Mistle Thrush, Treecreeper, Firecrest (Norbert Jakab)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 1w m Smew (Sean Huggins)
  • Sidcup DA15: Red Kite S 1330, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, m Blackcap in garden (Ian Stewart)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting in SE corner from 0925, Mute Swan, m Pochard, 7+ Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Linnet, Siskin, f Bullfinch (Ian Stewart et al)

Thursday 23rd December 2021[]

  • Burgess Park: White-fronted Goose & ad Mediterranean Gull on vegetated rafts on lake 0900 (Graeme Wright), [no sign of yesterday's Water Rail], Grey Wagtail round the lake (Steven Robinson) It was calling loudly before I saw it. (MM) Song Thrush still by road? Not been there today - who is asking?
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe inc one in breeding plumage, m Common Pochard, m Tufted Duck, f Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: 1cy Caspian Gull (Jack Wylson)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Redwing, Goldcrest, Firecrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, 7 Teal, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 10+ Stock Dove, c20 Redwing, Nuthatch, Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Lewisham: m Blackcap sub-singing in Smead Way garden (John Archer)
  • Mudchute Farm, Isle of Dogs: 4 Redwing, Song Thrush [Sean Huggins)
  • Putney, SW15: 2 m Blackcap in Huntingfield Road garden (J Wilczur)
  • South Lodge Farm: 7 Common Gull, Meadow Pipit, 9 Pied Wagtail, 3 m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Thamesmead: 1cy Caspian Gull, 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, Greenhaven Drive (Jack Wylson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c40 Siskin, 2 Fieldfare, c85 Redwing, Bullfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Teal, 115 Common Gull (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, Grey Heron, 17 Mandarin Duck 10 m 7 f, 2 Gadwall pr, 4 Northern Shoveler, 5 Common Pochard 4 m f, 10 Tufted Duck m 9 f, 75+ Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull inc one first-winter, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Redwing, Goldcrest, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Tufnell Park "back garden, N7": 3 Blackcap [2 m f], 70+ Redwing over (Reuben Braddock)
  • Upper College Farm: Little Bunting still present 0925 moved further down 51.4360657, 0.1443957 ie SE corner of site , Siskin, Little Grebe, Bullfinch (Norbert Jakab)
  • Warren Farm: 2 Stonechat, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Redwing, 7 Chaffinch (Oliver Flory)

Wednesday 22nd December 2021[]

  • Burgess Park: White-fronted Goose 0830 (Graeme Wright, still present 1400), Kestrel (Fernley Symons, 37spp), ad Mediterranean Gull on vegetated rafts on lake, Chiffchaff (Steven Robinson) Water Rail heard and seen, site 1st? - reeds by school. White-fronted Goose in fenced off area at dark, singing Song Thrush (Michael Mac)
  • Eynsford: 300+ Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, 12 Yellowhammer, 60 Linnet, 5 Fieldfare & 2 Buzzard in field at top of Eynsford Rise, m Blackcap in garden (Richard Bonser)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 19 Cormorant roosting, 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 8 Mandarin Duck 4 m 4 f, 19 Tufted Duck 10 m 9 f, 7 Common Gull inc first-winter, second-winter & adult w/ white darvic ring JJ358 from Norway, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 4 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, 34 Siskin feeding in alder SE side of lake (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 50 Siskin, 25 Redwing (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • King George V Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Scaup [m & 1st winter], scaup-like Aythya hybrid, 18 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, Kingfisher (A Middleton)
  • London WWT: Bittern, 2 Pintail m f, f Goldeneye [from Dulverton], 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat [Marsh], 15 Siskin, 3 Redpoll [Sheltered Lagoon], Brambling (Matt Bradbury/Oscar Dewhurst)
  • North Finchley: m Blackcap in garden (John Colmans)
  • Park Farm, Chessington: 100+ Chaffinch, 50+ Linnet, 5 Brambling, 2 Yellowhammer (John Gordon) Can you give a more precise area? I.e. North or South of the farm. Thanks (Michael Mac)...Take the footpath from green lane to Horton CP the birds are on the fields to the right . at the far end of the first field (JG) Thanks (MM)
  • Putney Heath: Dartford Warbler (R Kaye)
  • Richmond Park "Pen Ponds": ad 'heinei' Common Gull again briefly 1015, Cetti's Warbler (R Kaye, J Wilczur)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, 11+ Goldeneye, Red Kite, 14+ Lapwing, 34+ Wigeon, 12+ Shoveler, 8 Meadow Pipit (Alex Westenberger)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 22 Mallard, Buzzard,3 Raven, 12 Gadwall, 15 Teal, Common Sandpiper, 5 Stonechat 2pr+1m, 3 Snipe, Jack Snipe, Great Black-backed Gull cr WF5T, Cormorant, Yellow Legged Gull, Moorhen, 2 Cettis Wabler (Roger Keith/ Paul Larkin)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 5 Tufted Duck 2m,3f, Goldcrest, c20 Black headed Gull, Kingfisher, Raven, 6 Shoveller 3m,3f. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Waterloo roundabout: 8 House Sparrow on feeder in office garden (Michael Mac)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Dusky Warbler present in willows south of car park, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, Cettis Warbler (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present, feeding around bushes at first then back on centre path around 0945, relocated to SE corner by 1430 where showed very well, Mute Swan, m Pochard, 4+ Tufted Duck, Little Grebe on fishing lake, Kestrel, Water Rail heard from Cray, Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Goldcrest, 2+ Linnet, 4 Bullfinch am (Ian Stewart/Jack Headley et al)
  • Wimbledon Common: Dartford Warbler (Jon Reeves) Jack Snipe (R Kaye)
  • Worcester Park: 50 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet, Little Egret, Peregrine (Chris Northwood, Bob Smith)

Tuesday 21st December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest about 100 metres from Conservation Pond along path towards Alexandra Palace Station (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake "Around Play area" 35 Siskin & 5 Lesser Redpoll in Alders by Lake, 3 Fieldfare over S, 6 Redwing, 2 Raven pr over N [1100 - 1130] (Davey Leach), 2 Little Egret roosting [one flew in at 1559 & another at 1610], 6 ad Grey Heron inc two prs nest building [B], Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 18 Tufted Duck 9 m 9 f, Mistle Thrush singing (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: Eurasian/Russian White-fronted Goose [photos on eBird checklist] associating with Greylag Goose flock at SW end of lake at 1030 [still present when I left at 1200, mobile due to due to frequent disturbance however], ad Mediterranean Gull on playing field north of Neate Street about 1000 (Tom Ensom)
  • Danson Park: 3+ Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, poss ad Yellow-legged Gull, Grey Wagtail, 4+ Redwing, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2+ Treecreeper (Ian Stewart)
  • Eagle Pond: Caspian Gull (Marcus Hunt)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe inc one in breeding plumage, 6 Common Pochard 5 m f [record count for site, by one], 3 Tufted Duck m 2 f, 2 Common Buzzard, 9 Common Gull inc one first-winter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 3 Song Thrush, 50+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr (Robert Callf)
  • Greenford to Ealing Hospital "Brent corridor": 5 Teal, 17 Mandarin Duck [collection area], 2 Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite together mobbed by 10 parakeets, Kestrel, Water Rail [Bowle's Meadow], singing Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 11 Song Thrush [inc 8 singing], 2 Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 1-2 Firecrest near site of Foots Cray Place behind Cleve Park school (Ian Stewart)
  • King George V Reservoir: Great Northern Diver south basin, 3 Goosander 2 m, f N basin (Jo Edwards) GND still present at 1430 & 3 Goosander moved to South Basin. Red-necked Grebe, m Greater Scaup on North Basin. 5 Goldeneye 3 m 2 f, Rock Pipit also on S Basin (Davey Leach)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Red Kite W 1155, Common Gull (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: m Smew, Jack Snipe, Water Pipit, 15 Snipe, f Brambling, 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye (Jake Klavins), thanks to Jake Klavins I was happy to see the drake Smew (Shailesh Patel)
  • Putney Heath: 2 Redwing showing well from Ladies Mile 51.4452753, -0.2251631 [1100]; Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Norbert Jakab)
  • Rainham Marshes: 5 Barnacle Geese, 42 Avocet, 66 Black-tailed Godwit, 91 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 3 Raven, 2 Bearded Tit, 39 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 5 Reed Bunting (Andrew Self)
  • Trent Park: 2 Grey Heron inc leucistic individual, 11 Mandarin Duck 6 m 5 f, 2 Gadwall pr, 4 Northern Shoveler 2 m 2 f, 7 Tufted Duck 4 m 3 f, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush pr & singing male, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, 5 Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present on centre path 0837 (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Dusky Warbler loud clicking call [matched alarm calls off xeno-canto web site] & seen briefly top of brambles 1355 - usual area by tracks (Michael Mac)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk just missing a Long-tailed Tit, m Kestrel, Stock Dove, 3 Stonechat, 2 Redwing, 2 Rook, 4 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)

Monday 20th December 2021[]

  • White-fronted Goose, Brent Res (Andrew Self)

    Brent Reservoir: White-fronted Goose on Neasden Rec, Jack Snipe from main hide (Andrew Self)
  • Boxer's Lake: 2 Little Egret roosting [one flew in at 1557 & another at 1601], 5 ad Grey Heron inc a pair nest building [B], 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four first-winter, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 17 Tufted Duck 10 m 7 f, 84 Black-headed Gull inc one w/ metal ring [unread], 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, m Pied Wagtail, 5 Robin, 9 Redwing, f Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 17 Siskin feeding in alders near playground [highest count here for many years] (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Little Egret, 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, 8 Cetti's Warbler, Grey Heron, 7 Gadwall, 16 Wigeon, 49 Teal, 4 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Greylag Goose, overall very quiet. Thames: 95 Shoveler, 88 Shelduck, 44 Redshank, 75 Lapwing, Heron, 60 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Curlew, Grey Wagtail, 16 Greylag Goose, 12 Cormorant, 30 Gadwall, c400 + Teal, No Godwit ! (Bernie Weight)
  • Enfield "Field N of Boxer's Lake": Dunnock, 4+ Redwing, 15 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Eynsford: 10 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck Lullingstone Castle Lake, 6 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing (Richard Bonser)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Egyptian Goose, 10+ Gadwall, 6+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, singing Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • King George V Reservoir: Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Greater Scaup (Graham Howie)
  • London Wetland Centre: Dark-bellied Brent Goose briefly mid-morning before flying off W, 2 Jack Snipe, Goldeneye, 38 Snipe, 2 Shelduck, Water Pipit, 17 Siskin, Kestrel, Peregrine, f Brambling under S route feeders (WWT website, Oscar Dewhurst), Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Shailesh Patel)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res [part of WeBS]: 2 Gadwall pr, 3m Shoveler, 41 Teal, 9 Common Gull, 14 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Oakwood Park: Red Kite flew over 1333 (Robert Callf)
  • Otford: Barnacle Goose w/ 250 Canada Goose along Rye Lane, 3 Egyptian Goose, 20 Siskin (Richard Bonser)
  • Portsmouth Road FB, Surbiton: 24 Gadwall, 2 Pochard (Nick Tanner)
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Firecrest with tit flock [elusive], 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": Peregrine, 2 Blackcap m + f (Ian Stewart)
  • Southfields "garden": m Blackcap [over-wintering] in my Southfields garden (Martin Honey)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 60+ Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Little Egret, Cormorant, Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 5 Mute Swan, Sparrowhawk (P Kite)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting AWOL this morning but relocated 1430 in SE corner of site near old bowling green then flew back to favoured areas at west end also Mute Swan, 7 Tufted Duck, m Pochard on fishing lake at east end, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Meadow Pipit, Redwing, 3+ Linnet, Greenfinch, Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: DUSKY WARBLER in willows alongside railway at 1215-1230 (Steven Robinson)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: first-winter Caspian Gull again on High Maynard, 2 imm Scaup on West Warwick [no general access], 5 Goosander over, 5 Goldeneye (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wimbledon Common: Dartford Warbler [same spot? Been looking for it for 2 days, no luck NJ], 2 Firecrest, 9 Reed Bunting (Jon Reeves) Yes same area - I usually hear it first (JR) then maybe it's my timing, I went around midday; did you go earlier, around sunrise? (NJ) Similar to you - maybe a bit before (JR) Many thanks! (NJ)

Sunday 19th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Avocet Wood Green Res [2nd site record] (Viv Biazzo per Bob Watts)
  • Ashley Pit: 10 Goosander (Simon Papps)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe, 31 Common Snipe (Andrew Self), Water Rail (Bob Husband/Roy Beddard/Haydn & Alfonsa Coe)
  • Dagenham Chase: 41 Wigeon, 33 Teal, 30 Shoveler, 59 Gadwall, Common Snipe, 56 Lapwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail (Steve Bacon)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 10 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering in London Plane 1510 (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: Caspian Gull [1cy] and Yellow-legged Gull [2cy] late morning (Richard Bonser)
  • Hampstead Heath: 70 Siskin, 10 Goldfinch, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Shoveler, 25 Redwing roaming, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler (Tony Blake)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: 4 Russian White-fronted Goose in pylon field with Canada Goose flock (Neville Smith)
  • Holyfield Weir: Goosander, Fieldfare (Simon Papps)
  • Hooks Marsh: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, Goosander (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Jack Snipe, 15 Common Snipe, Bittern, 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye, 2 Pintail, Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 4 Siskin, 61 Lapwing, 68 Shoveler, 74 Wigeon (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Road Res, Barnes: Chiffchaff on W bank, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Redwing, 28 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Nightingale Wood "North Met Pit": 2 Water Rail fighting on path, scattered when a hunting Sparrowhawk passed about 3 feet above (Simon Papps)
  • Oxleas Woods NE corner: 2 Firecrest, 1-2 Treecreeper, Goldcrest, 20+ Redwing, 4 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tim Rymer)
  • Putney Heath: Great Spotted Woodpecker (Norbert Jakab)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 1st-winter m Smew, 4 Water Rail (Simon Papps)
  • Shrewsbury Park, SE18: 3 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Redwing, Green Woodpecker (Tim Rymer)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: [pretty foggy!] 12 Teal, Grey Heron, Red Kite, 2 Common Snipe, 2-3 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch pr [first sighting here this year of formerly regular species] (Neil Anderson) Bullfinch was a recent breeding species in the Enfield area, after massive decline in sightings now rare - R Callf
  • Thamesmead: 2 Caspian Gulls [both 1cy] and Yellow-legged Gull [3cy] on R Thames off Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Little Owl, 220 Common Gull, 3 Redwing, 2 Teal (John Colmans)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 7 Northern Shoveler 5 m 2 f, 20 Moorhen, 2 Common Gull, Song Thrush (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present in usual favoured areas, 3 Bullfinch (Ian Stewart et al) Check 7th December for more info on LB
  • Walthamstow Marshes: DUSKY WARBLER still but elusive (Oliver Flory)

Saturday 18th December 2021[]

  • Brent Reservoir: 5 White-fronted Geese present till mid-morning, 33 Common Snipe, Tawny Owl, Common Buzzard (Andrew Self)
  • East India Dock Basin: Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 50 Teal (John Archer)
  • Eynsford: m Blackcap in garden, 2 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck on Lullingstone Castle Lake (Richard Bonser)
  • Feltham: 2 Peregrine on/around St Giles Hotel (Andy Roberts)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Firecrest behind Cleve Park school (Ian Stewart)
  • Hooks Marsh: Cattle Egret, Woodcock, 8 Common Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 83 Ring-necked Parakeet [along Fishers Green Lane], 4 Common Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, 25+ Chaffinch, 20+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: 4 White-fronted Goose with Canada Goose flock (Roy Balne)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, m Wigeon [rare here] on main lake, 9 Teal, Little Grebe, 6+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart/Nicky Wilson)
  • Lewisham: m Blackcap in Smead Way garden (John Archer)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 11 Canada Goose, 3 Mandarin Duck, Teal, 2 Woodcock, Common Snipe, 14 Black-headed Gull, 56 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 18 Rook, Coal Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 11 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 180 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Bullfinch, Greenfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 10 Tufted Duck 5m,5f, c 100+ Black headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 12 Mandarin 7m,5f, 4 Pochard 3m,f, 5 Shoveller 3m,2f ( Pete Lowman)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present on centre path, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Redwing, Linnet, Siskin, f Bullfinch (Ian Stewart et al)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: DUSKY WARBLER still near railway track (51.5735783, -0.0525803) (Stivi Musievski)
  • Welling Kent: m Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit in garden (Ron Turner)

Friday 17th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Shoveler, 2 Common Pochard pr, Peregrine, 10 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Egyptian Goose pr (APOG Birders)
  • Enfield area "private access": f Kestrel, 37 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Meadow Pipit, singing Song Thrush 1600, 2 Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": Linnet, Song Thrush, Tawny Owl 1730 (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Firecrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: m Teal at Wood Pond, f Shoveler, 9 Mandarin Duck, 5 Redwing, 15 Siskin (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Highbury Fields: Little Egret feeding in N enclosure (David Bradshaw)
  • Hogsmill NR: Green Sandpiper (Nick Tanner)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 2 Red Kite, 2 Chaffinch (Kathryn Bull)
  • Perivale Park: Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 14 Redwing, Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • Putney Heath: Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Norbert Jakab)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Teal, 34 Stock Dove, 9 Black-headed Gull, 108 Common Gull, Red Kite, Coal Tit, singing Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 7 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 260 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 35 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Greenfinch, Linnet, 75 Goldfinch, 50+ Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, Grey Heron, 35 Canada Goose, 18 Mandarin Duck 11 m 7 f upper lake, 3 Northern Shoveler m 2 f, 2 m Common Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck 4 m 8 f, 119 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, 14+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, 2-4 Raven, Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Richmond Park: Buzzard, m Goldeneye, Kingfisher, 9 Meadow Pipit, New Zealand Scaup still, 25 Siskin, Snipe (Friday Bird Group)
  • Tulse Hill: m Blackcap all morning in my tiny garden in middle of South Circular (Matt Bradbury)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present roosted around 1540 also Common Buzzard, Goldcrest, 15+ Linnet (Ian Stewart et al)
  • Worcester Park: 46 Chaffinch, 4 Fieldfare, 6 Linnet, Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Thursday 16th December2021[]

  • Crayford Marshes pm: 20+ Wigeon, 60+ Teal, m Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe, imm m Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Water Rail, Avocet, 200+ Lapwing, c900 Dunlin, 40+ Redshank, 15+ Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pipit, 4+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 20+ Redwing, 8 Cetti's Warbler (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield area "private access": 16 Red-legged Partridge, 23 Skylark, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 4+ Redwing, 8+ Chaffinch, 6 Linnet, 55+ Goldfinch feeding on thistles/burdocks (Robert Callf)
  • Forty Hall CP: 7 Mandarin Duck 4 m 3 f, m Northern Shoveler, m Kestrel, 74 Black-headed Gull inc adult w/ white darvic E4UN from The Netherlands, Mistle Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit {13 Grey Squirrel} (Robert Callf)
  • Hilly Fields Park, Enfield: 2 Tawny Owl hooting & calling 1630 to 1645 (Robert Callf)
  • Morden Hall Park: Peregrine mid afternoon (Pete Mantle)
  • Southall: f Blackcap near feeders (Phil Belman)
  • Trent Park: 13 Tufted Duck 7m,6f, 2 Gadwall m,f, 18 Mandarin 13m,5f, 6 Pochard 5m,f, 4 Shoveller 2m,2f. ( Pete Lowman)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present feeding on bare mud areas, Water Rail calling (Ian Stewart et al), Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: DUSKY WARBLER still present in Willows by North Marsh railway track but elusive (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 20 Lesser Redpoll [Alex] (James Palmer)
  • Warley Place: 2 Firecrest (Steve Bacon)
  • Whitewebbs Park: 14 Mandarin Duck 9 m 5 f, 51 Mallard 32 m 19 f ornamental pond near North Lodge (Robert Callf)

Wednesday 15th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Common Whitethroat [singing & seen near filter beds], 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Shoveler, 3 Grey Wagtail (Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Brambling (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsea Harbour: 2 Peregrine, 6 Gadwall, Grey Wagtail (Oliver Flory)
  • Fairlop Waters: 18 Golden Plover, 5 Little Egret, 12 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 55 Lapwing (Steve Bacon)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 14+ Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Pheasant, 8+ Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, 1-2 Kestrel, 5+ Water Rail around lake, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, c10 Song Thrush inc two singing, Mistle Thrush singing, 16+ Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 200+ Jackdaw SE for roost, 2 Linnet, 30+ Siskin (Ian Stewart, Jack Headley)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 18 Cormorant flew in to roost [one flew off], Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan pr, 5 Egyptian Goose, 9 Mandarin Duck 5 m 4 f, 3 m Northern Shoveler [ad & 2 imm], 20 Tufted Duck 13 m 7 f, 52+ Coot, second-winter Common Gull, Grey Wagtail [lost right foot], 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 6 Chaffinch 5 m f, Goldfinch, 34 Siskin feeding in alder SE corner of lake 1345 (Robert Callf)
  • Hainault Country Park: Fem Gooander,33 Shoveler, 1 Drk Manderin, 1 Little Egret (Steve Bacon)
  • London Wetland Centre: [brief visit] 2 Bittern main lake [N shore opp Dulverton, SW corner from WWF hide], 20 Common Snipe & Jack Snipe grazing marsh, Pintail & Shelduck (Martin Honey); 3 Shelduck pr f, Goldeneye f, Kingfisher, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Stock Dove, 50+ Lapwing, 50+ Wigeon, 6 Greylag Goose, 9 Common Pochard, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Greenfinch (Barry Wilson)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 3 Redwing, Song Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Putney Heath: Dartford Warbler, Inner Park Ride [S]/Ladies Mile [W] (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Southall: f Blackcap on feeders (Phil Belman)
  • Staines Moor: Red Kite, peregrine, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Redwing, Pheasant. (Nick Baker)
  • Trent Park: Woodcock along Snakes Lane & Tawny Owl calling by animal sanctuary 0730 (Neville Smith)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting [showing well at times on bare ground areas mainly on centre path, calls frequently in flight, still present c1500] also 3 Egyptian Geese E, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Goldcrest, 17 Linnet, 2+ Siskin (Ian Stewart, Jack Headley et al) Lesser Redpoll over (John Archer)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Dusky Warbler again on north marsh at 1130 in reeds by the north-south railway line, calling continually; after two minutes bird heard moving to brambles by the railway line but was not seen or heard thereafter [video recording of bird calling is on Twitter] (HarringayBirder)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Caspian Gull, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck, 2 Stonechat, Common Sandpiper, 2 Fieldfare (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Little Egret still (Keith Bates)

Tuesday 14th December 2021[]

  • Balham High Street: Little Egret flew over (Oliver Flory)
  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still Conservation Wood (Oli Simms)
  • Chigwell: Barn Owl over Hog Hill Road between Collier Row and Hainault Golf Club (Peter Dillon-Hooper)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Fieldfare, 40 Lapwing, 3 Little Grebe [on fishing pond], 2 Chiffchaff, Skylark singing (Peter Dillon-Hooper)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, c15 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 8+ Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Nuthatch, 5 Linnet, c10 Siskin, Little Bunting briefly within patch boundary at Riverside Road fields see UCF post below (Ian Stewart)
  • Lamorbey Park: 4 Egyptian Geese, m Teal, Little Grebe, Peregrine, 4+ Redwing, 6+ Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Malden Rushett: possible Goshawk low S over Rushett Lane mid-morning [Buzzard sized raptor, noticeably long tail, fast direct flight] - viewed from car in traffic queue (Neil Batten)
  • Richmond Park: Cetti's Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipit (Alex Westenberger)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": Sparrowhawk, 3 Peregrine, Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Southgate "Dalrymple Close N14": 14 House Sparrow (Robert Callf)
  • Surbiton "Seething Wells Filter Beds": 20 Gadwall, Little Grebe (Nigel Jackman)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, Grey Heron, 26 Canada Goose, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 2 Gadwall pr, 8 Northern Shoveler 5 m 3 f, 2 m Common Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck 4 m 6 f, 3 Common Gull [2 ad & first-winter], Green Woodpecker, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Raven (Robert Callf/Pete Lowman)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting first seen 1257 mainly at W end feeding on ground with Linnets, also perched in small bushes, calling occasionally (Ian Stewart)
  • Victoria Park: Nuthatch calling south of bowling green at 1245 & north of east lake at 1530 (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: DUSKY WARBLER (via Walthamstow Birders), also Siberian Chiffchaff both found by Sam Jones (Where were they? - James Palmer) E side of Horseshoe Thicket and later on north Coppermill Fields (Thanks - JP)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Little Egret (Keith Bates)

Monday 13th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: probable Firecrest Conservation Wood, 60+ Redwing, Chiffchaff, 5 Shoveler, 10+ Goldcrest, Egyptian Goose pair, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 2 Little Egret roosting [one flew in at 1549 & another flew in at 1601], Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four first-winters, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 29 Mallard 20 m 9 f, 8 Tufted Duck 4 m 4 f, 11 Moorhen, 2 Common Gull [ad & 1st-winter], 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail, 36 Redwing perched up in tree tops, dropping down to feed in Yew at nearby Corby Cres, Mistle Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: 34 Common Snipe (Andrew Self)
  • Broadwater Lake: incl Firecrest along the Colne near hs2 (Dan Pinkham)
  • Crayford Marshes: 15+ Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, f Marsh Harrier, f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Avocet, 100+ Lapwing, c900 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, c40 Redshank, Curlew, Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull ad, 1+ Caspian Gull 1w & poss 2w Jolly Farmers, 2 Rock Pipit at saltings, 12+ Meadow Pipit, 7 Stonechat, 4+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 5+ Cetti's Warbler, 4 Corn Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness NR : 2 Peregrine, 2 Barn Owl, Kestrel, 4 Stonechat, 14 Cetti`s warbler, 8 Long-tailed Tit, Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 34 Linnet, Water Rail, 24 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, Reed Bunting. Thames : 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Shoveler 14 Wigeon, 95 Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtail, Great Crested Grebe, Curlew, 50+ Dunlin, 62 Shelduck, 46 Gadwall, c400+ Teal, 22 Greylag Goose (Bernie Weight & Rob Todd)
  • Fairlop Waters: Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 32 Lapwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Siskin, c20 Redwing (Peter Dillon-Hooper)
  • The Hollies, Sidcup: 4 Redwing, Peregrine, Nuthatch, 12 Goldfinch (Eric Brown)
  • King George V Res: Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, m Scaup, 11 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Grey Wagtail (Sean Huggins), also, later 18 Goosander, ad Mediterranean Gull in roost (A Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre WWT: Bittern, 2 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: m Blackcap, Coal Tit, 2 Collared Dove in garden (Tim Rymer)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": Sparrowhawk, m Blackcap (Ian Stewart)
  • Southwark Park: 3 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, Stock Dove, Coal Tit (John Cadera)
  • Sutcliff Park: 12 Redwing, Egyptian Goose pr, Little Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan (P Kite)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 8 Lapwing, 2 Raven, 25 Teal, 5 Shoveler 1m, 2 Egyptian Goose, Buzzard, 23 Mallard, c300 Starling pre roost, 2 Moorhen, Green Sandpiper, 13 Redshank, Dunlin, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Meadow Pipit, Snipe, Cettis Warbler, Kestrel (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Red Kite, Cormorant, 10 Redwing, 3 Teal, House Sparrow (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1st winter Caspian Gull, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 4 Shelduck, Stonechat, Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow birders)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: f Kestrel, 9 Skylark, Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat m 2f, c40 Redwing [3 on deck, 17 low SW & c20 W], 5 Rook, 6 Greenfinch, f Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest (Jon Reeves)

Sunday 12th December 2021[]

  • Aldenham Reservoir: Great White Egret [at 1330, then flew off S but dropped], 2 Lapwing, 53 Teal, Siskin flew over (Tony Blake)
  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Wood, Chiffchaff, several Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Bexley DA5 "Churchfield Wood": Pheasant, 2+ Song Thrush, 6+ Goldcrest, Firecrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Dartford Warbler, 8 Stonechat, 27 Meadow Pipit, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 7 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin, Kingfisher (John Strachan)
  • Crayford Marshes: Avocet near mouth of Darent, 6 Redwing, 50 Fieldfare low overhead heading South and then a large flock of 800 - 1000 heading NE over the Thames towards Rainham landfill. 75 Lapwing, 150 Dunlin, 3 Wigeon {2 Grey Seal & Common Seal} (Gus Wilson)
  • Crayford Rough: f Kingfisher (Ian Stewart)
  • Danson Park: 2 Mute Swan, 5+ Gadwall, m Teal, Little Grebe, 4+ Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, Goldcrest, 10 Greenfinch for roost (Ian Stewart)
  • Erith Pier: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls [ad & 2cy] (Richard Bonser)
  • Eynsford: f Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 15 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe on Lullingstone Castle Lake (Richard Bonser)
  • Hampstead Heath: f Wigeon on Wood Pond in Kenwood [uncommon here], f Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Siskin (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Knockholt: Red Kite over 1450 (Richard Bonser)
  • London Wetland Centre WWT: 1+ Bittern, 2 Jack Snipe, 6+ Common Snipe, Water Pipit, f Goldeneye, Lesser Redpoll, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Siskin (Alex Westenberger)
  • New River at Enfield Town: Little Grebe (Robert Callf)
  • Northolt "Airport area": 2 Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Putney Heath: 1m Shoveler, Kingsmere (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Queen's Wood: 2 Firecrest in roving tit flock (J Eccles)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 2 Sparrowhawk, Fieldfare heard 2226, Redwing, Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Southwark Park: Teal, 2 Gadwall pr (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Staines Res: Slavonian Grebe North Basin (Tim Rymer)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 24 Mallard, 15 Teal, 6 Shoveler 2m, 2 Moorhen, 2 Cettis Warbler, Redwing, 9 Lapwing, c200 Starling pre roost, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Buzzard, 5 Stonechat 2m, Kestrel, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Shorteared Owl, 9 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Song Thrush (Roger Keith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 6 Teal, m Pheasant, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, f Sparrowhawk, 4 Stock Dove, Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit [16 & 4], Redwing, Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson); Stonechat (Nigel Dodd)
  • Tottenham: 2 Raven on and around The Drumsheds warehouse near Ikea, 3 Peregrine. Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff [Picketts Lock to Tottenham Marshes] (A Middleton)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Mute Swan pr, 7 Northern Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, Kestrel, 22 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 2 Common Gull, Stock Dove, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 17 Magpie, 11 Goldfinch, 7 Siskin (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: 2 Skylark, Redwing, c50 Linnet inc light bird (Ian Stewart)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 4 Bullfinch, Little Egret flew over, c25 Redwing (Tony Blake)

Saturday 11th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still Conservation Wood though elusive, 20+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 27 Common Snipe (Andrew Self)
  • Crossness: 2 Rock Pipit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 220 Dunlin, 160 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Lapwing, 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad & nr-ad, Barn Owl, 2 Stonechat, 2 Fieldfare, c15 Redwing {2 Common Seal, Grey Seal} (John Archer), 5 Common Snipe from hide (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: 100+ Siskin at Sanctuary Pond (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Mediterranean Gull [ad in roost] (Tony Blake)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Great Northern Diver [permit only] (Franko J Maroevic) You can't get bird watching permits here. (Michael Mac)
  • Lamorbey Park: 5 Teal, Little Grebe, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrests (Ian Stewart)
  • Minet CP: 3-6 Little Egret, 4 Red Kite, Kestrel, Grey Heron (Barry Wilson)
  • Scadbury Park, Chislehurst: 3 Treecreeper, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Goldcrest (Mike Edwards)
  • Sidcup DA15 "The Hollies": Grey Wagtail (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat on Bomb Crater Field, Fieldfare by the paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Redwing (Francis O'Sullivan)

Friday 10th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Wood (Bob Watts, Viv Biazzo), Brambling (Henry Wyn-Jones, Tony Jackman)
  • Boxer's Lake: 3 Little Egret roosting in trees on island [one at 1559, another by 1604 & a third flew in at 1612], 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 6 Northern Shoveler 5 m f, 12 Tufted Duck 6 m 6 f (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield area "private access": 3 Little Grebe inc one in breeding plumage, 3 Tufted Duck 2 m f, Red Kite, Kestrel, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, Raven, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Fishers Green: m Goldeneye, 2 Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard (John Emerson)
  • Hackney Marshes: 3 Linnet in trees by west changing rooms, Goldcrest (Alastair Dent)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, Little Grebe, Peregrine, Pied Wagtail (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1-2 Bittern, 2 Shelduck pr, f Goldeneye, 10+ Gadwall, 30+ Northern Shoveler, 30+ Eurasian Teal, 2 Lapwing (Barry Wilson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 24 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 50 Snipe, Ruff, 2 Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, 2 Raven, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 40 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Stonechat, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit (Andrew Self)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: m Blackcap, Coal Tit in garden, Red Kite over (Tim Rymer)
  • Richmond Park: 20 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall pr, 3 f Pochard, 152 Common Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Meadow Pipit, c20 Redwing low SW, Stonechat (Neil Anderson); Firecrest (Friday Bird Group)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall pr, m Common Pochard, 2 f Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 5+ Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Jay, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin (Robert Callf)

Thursday 9th December 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again in Conservation Wood near cricket pavilion (Markus Percic per Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: m Kingfisher, Stock Dove, 2 Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: ad Mediterranean Gull Heron pond w/ c400 Black-headed Gull 0930 (R Dunne)
  • Chelsea Habour: 2 Peregrine on Design Centre Tower (Oliver Flory)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Gadwall, 5+ Shoveler in flight, 30+ Wigeon, 5 Little Grebe, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, 4 Avocet, c100 Lapwing, 700+ Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, c20 Redshank, Curlew, Snipe [in open along Darent], 1+ Yellow-legged Gull, 1+ Caspian Gull at Jolly Farmers ["classic" 1w, 3-4 poss 1w, poss 2w also poss ad at Darent mouth], 2+ Rock Pipit, c10 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 6+ Song Thrush, 8+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 20+ Blackbird, 5+ Cetti's Warbler, Jay, 3+ Reed Bunting, 5 Corn Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield area "private access": Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, f/imm Merlin flew low W 1509, Green Woodpecker, 7 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, 2+ Redwing, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 4 f Chaffinch, f Brambling, Greenfinch, 7 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Yellowhammer {m Muntjac Deer} (Robert Callf)
  • Forty Hall CP: 2 Mute Swan inc orange darvic-ringed 4DOU, m Mandarin Duck, 7 Northern Shoveler 6 m f, f Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull inc ad w/ white darvic E4UN from The Netherlands & metal-ringed bird from Russia, Common Gull, 2 Tawny Owl hooting & calling 1644-1650, 2 Kingfisher, m Great Spotted Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath; 40+ Redwing (Bob Watts) 30+ Siskin (Reuben Braddock)
  • Hockenden "area": Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, c40 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Linnet (Jack Headley)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck pr, f Goldeneye, c58 Wigeon, 6 Common Snipe, c70 Lapwing, 4 Redwing, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat (Neil Anderson/John Wells et al)
  • Norwood Grove: Woodcock flushed by dog (Peter Newmark)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: 25 Redwing over Kings Road early morning (Tim Rymer)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Raven on Pond Slade (Mike Foster); m Goosander flew SW over Pen Ponds (S Woolfenden, J Wilczur)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Fieldfare, Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel all at Ladies mile end (Michael Mac)

Wednesday 8th December 2021[]

  • Boxer's Lake: 2 Little Egret [one flew in to roost at 1554 & another by 1603], Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four first-winters, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 6 Northern Shoveler 4 m 2 f, 12 Tufted Duck 4 m 8 f, 58 Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Connaught Waters: a belated 1cy Mediterranean Gull imaged today.(Ken Murray)
  • Danson Park: Little Owl, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Gadwall, juv Great Crested Grebe (Bernie Weight)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, 16 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, f Shoveler, 4 Jay, 3 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Egyptian Goose (Bernie Weight)
  • Fryent CP: Red Kite over, 2 Nuthatch (Andrew Self)
  • Hampstead Cemetery: Fischer's Turaco still NW corner, also 5+ Redwing (Bob Watts) someone told me this was seen summer 2020 and that it might be a pet that flies free and returns to its owner? (Michael Mac). First reports I can find from 2018; none suggest that it was returning to owner but I think all refer to same section of cemetery (Bob Watts). Person said it's not seen for long periods, so assumed it goes home to a house? (MM). Would be a high risk strategy to let a "pet" stray unaccompanied and at mercy of Sparrowhawk etc (Bob Watts) ok but where is it when not seen for long periods and how does it survive weather etc? (MM) The Wanstead White-cheeked Turaco is reported to have lived in the area for up to 12 years now, surviving the UK winters and feeding off residents bird tables. Tony Brown said that that Turaco is "surprisingly difficult to see and is often just heard singing and calling without revealing itself." So it's not unprecedented. (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Egret [1 lower lake, two flew in seperately at sunset then left NW together], Grey Wagtail, c10 Redwing, Goldcrest, Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Lea Valley, Holyfield Hall Farm: 5 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 16+ Brambling, 12 Redwing (Sean Huggins)
  • Lea Valley, Hooks Marsh Lake: Probable Siberian Chiffchaff briefly with tit flock between Hooks Marsh Lake & Police Pit (Sean Huggins)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 8 Redwing, Chaffinch, f Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: m Blackcap, 2 Redwing, Coal Tit, Collared Dove in garden, 2 Red Kite over (Tim Rymer)
  • Southgate "Dalrymple Close N14": Grey Wagtail, 3 Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: first-winter Caspian Gull, 4 Goldeneye 3m f, 2 Goosander pr, Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow birders)
  • Warren Farm: 2 Red Kite pr, Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Wimbledon Common: Dartford Warbler (Jon Reeves) Jon, are you able to narrow down the location on the Ladies Mile?or has it moved? (NJ) south of Inner Park Ride & on the west side of Ladies Mile (JR)

Tuesday 7th December 2021[]

  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Cormorant (Conrad Ellam) Kingfisher [reported by Vernon]
  • Charing Cross Hospital: Black Redstart, 2 Peregrine Falcon pr (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Chelsea Harbour: Peregrine on Design Centre tower, 2 Gadwall (Oliver Flory)
  • Chessington: 2 Little Egret along stream at edge of Hook Leisure Gardens (Nigel Jackman)
  • Ewell: 21 Redwing low W over bypass at Organ Crossroads am (Neil Batten)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Egyptian Geese, 17 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, c10 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard mobbed by Kestrel, 5+ Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, 1-2 Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest, 2 Treecreeper, 20+ Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite over garden & in garden m Great Spotted Woodpecker, f Blackcap, Coal Tit (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park "Upper Pen Pond": adult heinei Common Gull showing well (R Kaye)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: 9+ Redwing, Linnet [very bright bird] I believe this bird was actually my first sighting of the Little Bunting, it was alone on the centre path and allowed close approach before flying into brambles. I lost it and dismissed it as a dodgy looking Linnet. There is, however, a pigmented Linnet among the flock but looks too light-and big- for LB, 10+ Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl calling about 0600 in grdn & Firecrest in neighbour's Yew hedge at 1112, also 3 Chaffinch, 2 Nuthatch & 3 Song Thrush, Little Egret over by 1120 (Ken Murray)

Monday 6th December 2021[]

  • Beddington Farmlands: Dunlin, 3 Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Wigeon, Shelduck, Peregrine (Nick Rutter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 19 Snipe, 4 Water Rail (Andrew Self)
  • Crossness NR : Barn Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 9 Wigeon, 30 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 4 Lapwing, Little Grebe, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chaffinch, 30+ Linnet, 3 Gadwall, Pochard, 2 Song Thrush. Thames : 208 Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Dunlin, 18 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, c50 Shelduck, 80+ Shoveler, 70+ Lapwing, 36 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon (Bernie Weight); 6+ Wigeon, m Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Peregrine, Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, prob 1w Caspian Gull off golf centre, Rock Pipit at outfall, Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 7 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Dagenham Chase: Woodcock, 74 Lapwing, 41 Wigeon, 32 Teal. 68 Gadwall, 44 Shoveler, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting 12 Linnet, 70 Goldfinch (Steve Bacon)
  • Erith Riverside: 2 Mute Swan E, Gadwall, Peregrine, Avocet W of pier, 30+ Redshank, Black-tailed Godwits, Curlew, 20+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 30 Goldfinch (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Millfields E5: c80 Common Gull, c20 Black-headed Gull (Alastair Dent)
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Kingfisher (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Buzzard, 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Pheasant, 3 Shoveler, Snipe, 31 Teal, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 29 Lapwing, 8 Redshank, 13 Gadwall, Great Black-backed Gull CR'd, 23 Mallard, 2 Stonechat pr, Curlew, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Reed Bunting, 8 Linnet, c30 Redwing, Kestrel (Roger Keith)
  • Woodlands Farm: 8 Siskin (Conrad Ellam)
  • Worcester Park: 5 Linnet (Bob Smith)

Sunday 5th December 2021[]

  • Aldenham Country Park: Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 40 Shoveler, 31 Teal [reservoir water level low] (Tony Blake)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 2 Teal, 43 Gadwall, 53 Shoveler, Tawny Owl [No sign of a Scaup reported on e-bird by 2 separate observers recently] (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 15 Snipe, Tawny Owl (Andrew Self); Buzzard again just before noon, 2 Cetti's Warbler in front of hide (Barry Wilson)
  • Broadwater Lake: c20 Shoveler & Little Egret, Great White Egret - both at Sailing Base (Roger Dewey)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: Black Redstart in Peregrines' nest box (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Danson Park: c20 Egyptian Goose, 3 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 5+ Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail showed very well, Little Owl [personal site first], f Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3+ Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 7+ Jackdaw (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield area "private access": 3 Little Grebe inc one in breeding plumage, 5 Tufted Duck 4 m f, Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, 12 Common Gull inc two first-winters, 12 Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: 2 Yellow-legged Gull [2cy, 1cy], 2 Egyptian Goose (Richard Bonser)
  • Eynsford: 12 Redwing on Eynsford Rise (Richard Bonser)
  • Harefield GP: Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Red Kite, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Redwing feeding, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Crested Grebe,Tufted Duck (Nigel Barratt)
  • One Tree Hill, SE23: Tawny Owl calling 2100 (Paul Francis)
  • Portsmouth Road filter beds, Surbiton: 18 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck (Nick Tanner)
  • Thamesmead: 4 Yellow-legged Gull [3 2cy, 1cy] off Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 18 Redwing, 3 Teal, Grey Wagtail, c100 Common Gull (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 13 Tufted Duck 3 m 10 f, 8 Mandarin Duck 4 m 4 f, Raven, 2 Redwing, c30 Siskin, 2 Teal m f, Song Thrush (Pete Lowman) also, 2 Cormorant, 2 Gadwall pr, 14 Tufted Duck [12 - 3 m 9 f lower lake, 2 f upper lake], Kingfisher, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, f Chaffinch, 30+ Siskin (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, 3 Meadow Pipit, Pheasant (Marcin Kempa)

Saturday 4th December 2021[]

  • Broadwater Lake: Great Egret still at sailing club (Dan Pinkham)
  • Alexandra Park: FIrecrest again Conservation Wood (Viviana Biazzo et al)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, Greylag Goose, 7 Northern Shoveler 5 m 2 f, f Tufted Duck, 68 Black-headed Gull, second-winter Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret (Conrad Ellam)
  • Charlton: 2 Fieldfare E, 5 Carrion Crow determined to perch at very top of two poplars being dived at and harassed by one other for about fifteen minutes [any ideas what was going on?] (David Higham)
  • Chislehurst Common: Egyptian Goose, 6+ Tufted Duck, Redwing, Goldcrest, 2+ Firecrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Greenfinch also Firecrest by A208 at entrances to Petts Wood & Scadbury Park (Ian Stewart)
  • Danson Park: Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 10 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, Teal, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron (George Kalli)
  • Epsom Hospital: 2 Redwing (Norbert Jakab)
  • Hackney Marshes: 13 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Jay, 2 Goldcrest (Marcin Kempa)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: ad Mediterranean Gull [in roost] (Tony Blake)
  • Larkhall Park: -20 House Sparrow - work has been done on a house that had at least 10 pairs of Sparrows nesting here, I can see nest sites have been blocked by wall repairs and a vent box that was a nest site removed etc This is why sparrows disappeared from many areas! Also here this year a creeper they bred and roosted in has been cut down and a half dead tree where they bred in a nest box and a tree hole, has been felled for safety reasons (Michael Mac)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck pr, 30+ Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, 40+ Eurasian Wigeon, 40+ Eurasian Teal, 3 Common Pochard, 60+ Lapwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler (Barry Wilson)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 4 Egyptian Goose 2 pr, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Greenfinch pr (Neil Anderson)
  • Oakwood Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Otford: 6 Siskin, 3 Goldcrest, 100 Redwing (Richard Bonser)
  • Pinner Park Farm: Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Pied Wagtail (Tim Rymer)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Siberian Chiffchaff calling and showing on path to Tyler Hide 1000, 4 Little Egret (Richard Bonser)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Slavonian Grebe still, in the NW corner of North basin - possibly 2 individuals present (Stivi Musievski)
  • Wimbledon Common: Peregrine stooping at Carrion Crows in trees for about 20 minutes along Windmill Road adjacent to the Plain (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Wimbledon Park : m Peregrine over the Lake. 8 Little Egret Wimbledon Park Golf Course (Kevin Allen)
  • Worcester Park: 10 Linnet (Bob Smith)

Friday 3rd December 2021[]

  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Kingfisher, f Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Grovelands Park: 5 Siskin, 3 Redwing, 2 Common Gull, Herring Gull, Great Crested Grebe (Marcus Hunt); also, 5 Egyptian Goose pr w/ three imm, 9 Mandarin Duck 5 m 4 f, 29 Tufted Duck 14 m 15 f, 76 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2+ Herring Gull, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Lamorbey Park: Greylag Goose, 75+ Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Teal [3m main lake plus pair lower lake], Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Peregrine, 40+ Moorhen, m Kingfisher, 2 Nuthatch, Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Leatherhead: 100+ each of Herring Gull & Black-headed Gull perched on roof of building in Kingston Road 1300 (Neil Batten)
  • Oxleas Wood: Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, Redwing, Treecreeper, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Perivale Park; 2 Egyptian Geese pr, f Teal, Common Buzzard mobbed by 2 Crow [from Horsenden Hill direction], m Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: m Blackcap, 4 Collared Dove, Red Kite over (Tim Rymer)
  • Regent's Park: f Brambling hiding a lot, m Siskin, 4 Greenfinch, 15 Chaffinch all on feeders, Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing (Michael Mac)
  • Richmond Park: 26 Cormorant, 2 Firecrest, m Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret (Friday Bird Group)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, 8 Tufted Duck m 7 f, Goldfinch, 2 Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, 4 Mandarin Duck 2 m 2 f, Raven, 6 Redwing, 4 Teal 3 m f, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Wimbledon Common: Dartford Warbler, Firecrest (Jon Reeves)

Thursday 2nd December 2021[]

  • Charlton: Sparrowhawk being mobbed by crow (David Higham)
  • Boxer's Lake: 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four first-winters, Greylag Goose, 32+ Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 10 Northern Shoveler 8 m 2 f, m Common Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck 6 m 7 f, 33 Black-headed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Danson Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Peregrine [later seen over Penhill Park with prey], Kingfisher, 2 Redwing, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe, 3 Eurasian Teal 2 m f, m Tufted Duck, 3 f/imm Kestrel inc two fighting, 3 ad Common Gull, 5 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, m Chaffinch, Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 14+ Gadwall, 10+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Water Rail, 13+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Treecreeper, Greenfinch, 4+ Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Kingfisher, c25 Siskin, 20 Redwing, 10 Stock Dove N late morning, 6 Common Gull & 100 Starling at the 1st clump nearest bandstand (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Common Buzzard very low SW mobbed by corvids (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, f Goldeneye, Siskins, 2 Shelduck pr {Common Lizard} (Shailesh Patel); 50+ Lapwing, 10+ Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 40+ Redwing, Jay (Barry Wilson)
  • Oxleas Wood: Redwing, 5 Goldcrest, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Common Buzzard (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: m Blackcap, Coal Tit in garden; Red Kite over (Tim Rymer)
  • Trent Park: 5 Tufted Duck 2 m 3 f, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Blackbird, Goldcrest, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, f Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: 3 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel pr, 5+ Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat pr, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 9 Rook (Neil Anderson)
  • Wimbledon Park Golf Club : 8 Little Egret [up from 5], [Currently no public access but viewable from Home Park Road] (Kevin Allen)

Wednesday 1st December 2021[]

  • Broadwater Lake: incl Great White Egret on islands near sailing club (Dan Pinkham)
  • Crossness: Water Pipit, 2 Water Rail, 94 Shoveler, 13 Wigeon, 40 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff (John Archer)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: Black Redstart, 2 Peregrine Falcon pr (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Dawcombe: Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 30+ Redwing, Marsh Tit (Erik Charleson)
  • Enfield area "private access": Little Grebe, 2 m Eurasian Teal, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 7 Coot, 2 Common Snipe, 10 Common Gull inc three first-winters, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, 28 Starling, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Evelyn Gardens SW7: several Redwing in London Plane early am (D McKenzie)
  • Foots Cray Meadows am : 6 Siskin, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Pied Wagtail, Kestrel. Lake: 16 Gadwall, 8 Little Grebe, Heron, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Egyptian Goose, 16 Canada Goose (Bernie Weight); f Pheasant, Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit SW, 12+ Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, Cetti's Warbler, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Treecreeper, 2 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm, Lea Valley: 6+ Brambling, c200 Chaffinch, Linnet, 12 Egyptian Goose (Adam Winstanley)
  • Kensington Gardens: Little Owl heard at dawn (D McKenzie)
  • Lamorbey Park: 4 Egyptian Geese, 3 Teal, Little Grebe, Little Egret, m Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Common Buzzard, 16 Redwing SW, 100+ Black-headed Gull (Neil Batten)
  • Little Britain, Cowley: c30 Mandarin Duck on R. Colne at Huntsmoor Weir (Roger Dewey)
  • London Wetland Centre: Peregrine low over shouthern route, 7 Common Snipe on Grazing Marsh, f Goldeneye & 2 Shelduck on main lake in front of Dulverton, Little Grebe Reservoir Lagoon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Green & Great Spotted Woodpecker (Martin Honey & B Page)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 2 Egyptian Geese pr, Little Grebe [canal], Cormorant, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner, HA5: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: 26 Pintail, Cattle Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 11 Curlew, Ruff, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, 6 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare (Andrew Self)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: m Blackcap, Coal Tit in garden, Red Kite over (Tim Rymer)
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Water Rail (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 28 Mallard, Cetti's Warbler, 68 Teal [inc 28 on river], 17 Gadwall [river], 8 Reed Bunting, Snipe, c10 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Great Black-backed Gull, f Stonechat, Kingfisher, 6 Meadow Pipit (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Trent Park: 3 Cormorant, 29 Canada Goose, 2 Mandarin Duck, 6 Tufted Duck m 5 f, 11 Black-headed Gull, Tawny Owl roosting in conifer Camlet Hill/Moat Wd 1345 [alerted to it's presence by raucous Jay], Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8+ Blackbird feeding on hawthorn berries, Redwing, Goldcrest, 4 Jay (Robert Callf), Woodcock Williams Wd, 8 Goldcrest (Eugene Dillon-Hooper per RM Callf)
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