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Bird of the Month: a five-day Fudge DuckEdit

If you search for “ferruginous” in the archive pages of this wiki you will find about 70 results. But more often than not, mentions of Ferruginous Duck relate either to the pair of pinioned Fudgies kept on a pond in Hadley Green or to Fudge-Podge hybrids of dodgy origin.

So my Bird of the Month for February is a seemingly truly wild and genetically wholesome male Ferruginous Duck that could be seen on Holyfield Lake in the Lea Valley from 5th to 9th Feb. It was London’s first twitchable Fudgy since a drake spent two weeks at Brent Reservoir in Sep/Oct 2016 (but didn’t get to be my star species for either month because it was upstaged by a Cory’s Shearwater and a Dusky Warbler.)

Other waterbirds Edit

Holyfield Lake was notable this month not just for its Fudgie but also for 3 White-fronted Goose that arrived on the 13th and remained into early March. Other interesting anatids included three Whooper Swan over Staines Reservoir on the 5th — London’s first since last October. (Bewick’s Swan has not been reported at all this winter.) The drake Scaup at Walthamstow Reservoirs since early Dec was still present at the end of Feb, and there were occasional Scaup sightings at two other reservoirs.

A Black-throated Diver was at Holmethorpe SPs from 3rd to 5th Feb. Several Black-necked Grebe were on Staines Reservoir mid-month, with a maximum count of nine on the 22nd. Three Slavonian Grebe were reported at King George V Reservoir on the 21st, although the sighting was queried by someone who could only find BNGs there.

Notable gulls Edit

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Mediterranean Gull, Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, 23rd February 2019 (© Andrew Haynes 2019)

Barnet’s long-staying ringed Mediterranean Gull — first reported on 11th Jan — was seen regularly throughout Feb, either on the lake in Greenhill Gardens or feeding on nearby Barnet Lane Playing Fields. It is now known to have been ringed as an adult male on 17 May 2017 near Rybical, northern Poland — 1450km (900 miles) from Barnet. Med Gull was also reported from several other sites during the month.

After its five-day visit in Jan, Erith Pier’s Bonaparte’s Gull returned on 2nd and 3rd Feb. Other larid reports included several sightings of Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull and two of Kittiwake.

Assorted birds of interest Edit

  • Cheshunt’s pair of suburban Cattle Egret were seen again on 5th and 9th Feb. London’s first Great Egret of the year flew over Maple Lodge NR on the 3rd, and a flock of four passed over Rainham on the 22nd.
  • Noteworthy among birds of prey this month were an early returning Osprey over Upminster on the 23rd and a Goshawk over Trent Park on the 26th. Away from the lower Thames marshes, Marsh Harrier were seen at Amwell NR (13th), Brent Reservoir (25th), and King George V Reservoir (25th).
  • A Little Ringed Plover at London Wetland Centre on the 16th was the first of the year — not just for London but for the whole UK.
  • A House Martin over Edgware on the 14th, a Swallow at Totteridge on the 16th and/or 17th and Sand Martin settling in at London Wetland Centre from the 25th were part of an unusually early influx of hirundines into Britain this year. (There was even an unprecedented record of four House Martin in Shetland on the 16th.)
  • The Black Redstart found at the Ally Pally on 8th Jan clearly liked the place, since it was seen there regularly throughout Feb — but no Black Reds were reported elsewhere.
  • Late Jan’s mini-influx of Waxwing quickly petered out, with none remaining after a final sighting of Hertford’s small flock on 5th Feb. However, at the end of Feb a flock of seven appeared in Wimbledon.
  • Molesey Heath’s mid-January Yellow-browed Warbler reappeared on 5th and 14th Feb.
  • An Inner London Marsh Tit was a surprise find at a garden fat-ball feeder in Wandsworth on the 24th. The species is usually recorded only at a few sites near the periphery of the LNHS recording area.
  • A Penduline Tit at Crossness NR from the 18th to the month’s end was quite possibly the bird found there on 10th Nov, since this species has previously dropped out of view for weeks before reappearing (such as the two birds seen at Rainham in Oct 2010 but not refound until Feb 2011).
  • The month’s only Hawfinch records were eight birds near Box Hill (Surrey) on the 19th and two sightings of a single bird in East Hertfordshire on the 23rd.

(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.)


Thursday 28th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe, 7 Pochard, 56 Tufted Duck, female Tufted Duck X Pochard Boating Lake, Chiffchaff, 8 Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Smew, Sand Martin (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Banstead Woods: Red Kite over (Graham Harris via CFBW BG)
  • Barnet Playing Fields, EN5: 47 Black-headed Gull, 11 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (same pair as Green Hill Gardens), Pied Wagtail. No sign of Med Gull 11.00-11.30 (Bob Husband)
  • Bentley Heath Pools EN5: Red Kite (later drifted over Wrotham Park, see other post), Buzzard, Rook, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, Stock Dove, Greenfinch, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Bittacy Park Avenue NW7: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Kingfisher, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Blackcap f, Jackdaw over (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Woodcock (Ian Magness per CFBW BG)
  • Crayford Marshes: 12 Avocet, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Oystercatcher, 80 Redshank, 25 Fieldfare, 10 Skylark, Blackcap, 16 Meadow Pipit, 54 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 53 Teal. (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness NR: Green Woodpecker using the Owl(?) nest box visible from protected area hide as an umbrella; Curlew in Thames shore, plus usual Black-tailed Godwit, Cormorant, Dunlin, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Teal, Wigeon, Redshank, Shelduck, Gadwall, 3/4 Great Black-backed Gull, Little Egret and maybe 3/4 Common Sandpiper (too gloomy, and tide quite a way out, to tell with binoculars); Wren. Weasel ran across the path in front of me as I walked up from the sth east corner of the reserve (near Asda depot) - a first there for me. No sign of Penduline Tit (maybe on south marsh) and I dipped on Bearded Tits. (Paul Francis) RareBirdAlert reporting that the Penduline Tit was seen at 12:45.
  • Daniel Place NW4: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Dyrham Park: Buzzard (Toby Mylett)
  • Forty Hall CP: 2 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan pr incl darvic ringed male 4AHL, Kestrel, m Kingfisher, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 2 Treecreeper together - exibiting aggressive behaviour (Robert Callf)
  • Galley Lane EN5: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: pair Shoveler m&f, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (same pair as Barnet Playing Fields - one much lighter than the other, 22 Black-headed Gull, No sign of Med Gull 10.30-10.55 (Bob Husband)
  • Hampstead Heath, Leg of Mutton Pond: 2f Shoveler, Grey Heron; Sparrowhawk over (James Levy)
  • Hendon Cemetery: 2 Mallard over (Toby Mylett)
  • Ladywell Fields: 2 Mandarin (m and f), female Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tom Moulton via Sue Gore)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 80+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 10+ Shoveler, 3 Mandarin Duck, 2 Lapwing, 3 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, 2 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, Jack Snipe, 15 Snipe, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Pinner HA5: 8 Redwing, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldfinch, Coal Tit,Chaffinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Bridge Estate: Red Kite drifting over c11.40 (Neil Anderson)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Caspian Gull 1w w/ overgrown upper mandible 1700 (Mathew Bournat tweet)
  • Southall: Red Kite low 13:25, headed off westwards. (Phil Belman)
  • Staines Reservoir: incl m Scaup s basin sw cnr 1100 (Dudley Cox via Surrey BN)
  • The Brook BR5: c5-6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2+ Song Thrush, 2 Egyptian Goose, c2 Kingfisher, Water Rail, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Fields NR NW7: Grey Heron over (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Red Kite (Toby Mylett)
  • Trent Park: 10 Mandarin 7m,3f, Nuthatch, f Pochard, 7 Teal 6m,f, 2 Tufted Duck m,f, Green Woodpecker. ( Pete Lowman ).
  • Victoria Park Road/Earlston Grove E9: Pheasant(m). One previous record! (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Stonechat (f) boardwalk fence, 2 Reed Buntings singing N of boardwalk, 4 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, c30 Chaffinch, c25 Pied Wagtail, 4 Linnet rear paddocks, 1 singing Chiffchaff Flood Relief Channel, 3 singing Greenfinch across the patch (Alastair Dent)
  • Wimbledon: 6 Waxwing South Pk Gdns still 1700 (Mark Bravery tweet); 7 Waxwing 1710 appearing to roost in pine in sw cnr of Gdns TQ252708 (per Surrey BN)
  • Wimbledon Common: female Stonechat on the Plain (Adrian Podmore)
  • Wrotham Park: Red Kite, Buzzard, Rook, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Stock Dove, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)

Wednesday 27th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe, female Gadwall, Canada X Greylag Goose (Granada Goose), 8 Pochard Boating Lake, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Jackdaw, 9 Redwing, Peregrine, Kingfisher, Black Redstart still favouring base of TV mast, Comma (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 2+ Goldeneye, rh Smew (Axel Kirby via Herts BC)
  • Barnet Lane Playing Fields, Barnet, EN5: Adult Mediterranean Gull present 11.20 am resting with 77 Black-headed Gull & 4 Common Gull (Bob Husband); still present at 1.15 p.m. then flew off (see Greenhill Gardens) (Simon West)
  • Belmont Open Space, (TQ275958) Cockfosters, EN4: Tawny Owl hooting 05.00 (Bob & Anna Husband)
  • Beverley Brook "Junction of Coombe Lane and Kingston Bypass/Robin Hood Lane": Little Egret (P. Redmond)
  • Bentley Heath Pools EN5: Buzzard, Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, 8 Grey Heron incl leucistic bird, ad Egyptian Goose & 8 goslings, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 2 Northern Shoveler m f, 2 male Common Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck 7m 4f, Stock Dove flew over, Green Woodpecker calling (Robert Callf)
  • Brampton Grove NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Crayford Marshes: 19 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 150 Dunlin, 88 Redshank, Blackcap, 2 Stonechat, 28 Fieldfare, fem Sparrowhawk, 36 Wigeon, Little Egret, 40 Teal, 6 Gadwall (Kev Jarvis)
  • Dyrham Park: 2 Stock Dove (Toby Mylett)
  • Ealing (W5): Common Buzzard over S (Catherine Beazley)
  • Edgware: Common Buzzard thermalling over Deansbrook Road 1300 (Andrew Haynes)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: 3 Shoveler 2m & 1f, No sign of Med Gull between 10.45 - 11.00 but see Barnet Playing Fields - above (Bob Husband); adult Mediterranean Gull present between 1.30 - 2.15 p.m, also 1 Red-eared Terrapin (Simon West)
  • Harmondsworth Moor: Chiffchaff, singing. (Simon Cumming)
  • Hendon Central Circus: 4 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Kentish Town: Chiffchaff this morning at Gaisford Street (Pete Mantle)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard thermalling, 1 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Sand Martin wader scrape, Jack Snipe, 2 Bittern, 14 Snipe, Goldeneye, 6 Pintail, 2 Water Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, Buzzard over E (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Green Woodpecker (m) calling in competition, 3 Greenfinch (m) singing, 2 Grey Wagtail on Old R Lea (Alastair Dent)
  • Millfields E5: Peregrine (f) on sub-station pylon (Alastair Dent)
  • Oakwood Park: 2 Mandarin Duck pr flew NW, 3 singing m Wren (Robert Callf)
  • Paddington Basin: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Glaucous Gull 1w with Black-headed Gulls on north bank 1km west of c/p 1140-1320 at least (Derek Barker & Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Richmond Bridge: pr Egyptian Geese, pr Mandarin, Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: Egyptian Goose family (3 goslings still), 11 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail, 15 Grey Heron including one nest with 4 young, Little Owl, 6 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, 2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Stroud Green N4, Grove Allotments: Blackcap M, 8 Chaffinch, Dunnock, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Tawny Owl (Ron Ware).
  • The Brook BR5: 2+ Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, Water Rail, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • West Norwood - please do not report potential breeding Schedule 1 birds here; you can report them directly to the LNHS bird recorders (Administrator)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, Red-legged Partridge around Lockwood, 2 Goldeneye on No 5, 2 Chiffchaffs singing, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 singing Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush, 10 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Redwing, 2 singing Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Stock Dove (2 singing), 2 Siskin, 8 Shoveler, 7 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon: 7 Waxwing South Pk Gdns TQ252708 17:20 (BirdGuides/Surrey BN)
  • Wimbledon Common: Stonechat (f), 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Hugh Nicholson)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 4 Snipe, 3 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)
  • Wrotham Park: Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)

Tuesday 26th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe Wood Green Res (FOY), Chiffchaff, 2 Comma, 2 Red Admiral, Brimstone, 3 Sparrowhawk, female Peregrine, Jackdaw, Siskin heard, Tawny Owl heard in morning (APOG Birders); 1w Black Redstart tree outside east court mid-morning (RBA)
  • Brent Green NW4: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam) pm: Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit
  • Crayford Marshes: 9 Avocet, Corn Bunting, fem Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 34 Fieldfare, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Redwing, 12 Meadow Pipit, 10 Skylark, 14 Meadow Pipit, 54 Redshank, 25 Lapwing, 10 Dunlin (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness NR : Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier (female), 9 Cetti`s Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit, 12 Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker, 3 Pochard, 40 Wigeon, 3 Snipe, Heron, 2 Teal, 2 Kestrel, 50+ Lapwing, 6 Shoveler, 2 Skylark. Thames Foreshore, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Heron, 52 Shelduck, 23 Redshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, c70 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 62 Lapwing, 400-500 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 36 Cormorant ( Bernie Weight)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Nuthatch calling, 2 Redwing. No sign of Med Gull between 13.05 - 13.40 (Bob Husband)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden: 2 House Sparrows not been that many over the winter? Fledged Woodpigeon chick here since 21st Feb (Michael Mac)
  • Kingston Vale: Grey Heron flew across A3 at 0710 and landed on chimney of house (P. Redmond)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: singing Chiffchaff, pr Teal, Redwing, singing m Goldcrest, 8 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler (Eagle Pond), singing Nuthatch, 5 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe (2 prs, 1 1st winter), 2 Coal Tit, 3 Greenfinch on territory on Leyton Flats, 2 Muntjac, Brimstone nearby (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Sand Martin going into nesting bank (WWT website); 5 Pintail, 20 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, Stonechat (f), 2 Chiffchaff {Brimstone on the wing) (Simon Fogg et al); Water Rail outside Dulverton Hide (Sue Barry)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0710-0910": pr Grey Wagtail site-foy over, 65 Chaffinch E/ENE, f Brambling foy low N 0830, Redpoll foy N 0715, 6 Goldfinch N; also 3 Sparrowhawk, Common Gull NE 1310, 50+ Stock Dove NW, Collared Dove NE 1310, ad Rook N 1055, c20 Redwing (Twitter) AH - double-quotes are acceptable under admin's new vismig format
  • Regent's Park: {Red Admiral} (G J Francis); Stonechat foy chat bushes [area 34] 16:10 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 13+ Woodcock (Richmond Park Bird Group)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Southfields, SW18 (Granville Road): Blackcap singing in garden - the first sign of one this winter (Martin Honey
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake: Oystercatcher, Chiffchaff (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: Singing Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, m Eurasian Teal, m Common Pochard, Common Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 4 Goldcrest incl one singing m, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Coal Tit incl three singing m, Comma (Robert Callf); also Common Buzzard ( viewed from Ferny Hill), Goshawk in direct flight SE over the field NE of Water garden at approx 11:45 am - Hi Pete, any idea of the age or sex of this bird? - R Callf; ( Hi Robert, on size and underparts ad male. Showed v prominent u/t coverts) 100+Jackdaw feeding in set aside field, Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, Song Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • The Brook BR5: 3 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Red-legged Partridge, m Scaup, 1m 1f Goldeneye, f Sparrowhawk, singing Greenfinch, singing Goldcrest, 2m 2f Reed Bunting, 22 Cormorant nests on small No5 Island, 7 pairs of Egyptian Geese, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Little Egrets (Walthamstow Birders)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: male Peregrine in tree eating pigeon, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker displaying, f Sparrowhawk around pigeons for 1 hour trying to get one I suppose (Michael Mac)

Monday 25th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 female Gadwall Boating Lake, female Stonechat perimeter playing fields, Redpoll north, 2 Peregrine antenna, 1w Black Redstart still base of antenna 1145, 2 Chiffchaff Conservation Pond, 10+ Redwing, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Brimstone, Red Admiral (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Redhead Smew Great Hardmead Lake s end still from Gladwin hide (Frances Hurst via Herts BC)
  • Belsize Park (quite nr Hampstead Heath): Red Kite flew over Haverstock Hill at 12:15 - low but very directional, determined course SW. Amazing! (Kat Duke)
  • Brampton Grove NW4: Kestrel (later seen over Middlesex University, see other entry), Fieldfare (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: male Marsh Harrier East at 16:10, 2 Common Buzzard West at 14:20, singing Chiffchaff, Kingfisher behind dam (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Firecrest in conifers by the pond, pair of Mandarin, Kingfisher, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chiphouse Wood: m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming w side (Ian Ward per CFBW blog)
  • Coldfall Wood, Creighton Avenue, N10: male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and excited calling, Green Woodpecker calling, Nuthatch calling, small flock of Chaffinch, bright yellow Brimstone Butterfly (Bob Husband) 
  • Crayford Marshes: Corn Bunting, 2 Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier (female), Green Sandpiper, 12 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Kingfisher, Blackcap, 30 Lapwing, 42 Redshank, 30 Dunlin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Jackdaw, 8 Skylark, 45 Wigeon, 50 Teal, Little Egret (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crouch End: singing Blackcap on Gladwell Rd this morning ( Pete Mantle)
  • Eaton Park Road, N13: Common Buzzard drifted SE then circled and drifted W at 13:02 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Fir & Pond Woods: 2 Mistle Thrush pr nest-building, 2 Treecreeper singing (Robert Callf)
  • Five Acre Wood, Potters Bar: 2 Common Buzzard pr soaring (Robert Callf)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Mediterranean Gull adult with Polish red darvic ‘PTJ9', 3 Shoveler, Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, singing Coat Tit (Liz Barrett, Bob Husband) Med Gull flew off at 10.30 possibly to Barnet Lane Playing Fields.
  • Higham's Park Lake: 2 Goosander (pr), singing Blackcap (Joe Dickens)
  • KGV Reservoir: m Marsh Harrier low N 1730 (Neville Smith tweet); Marsh Harrier back south towards Ponders End Lake 17:45, 1 Black-necked Grebe, c40 Goldeneye, Peregrine on Alma Flats, Green Woodpecker, 6 Greenfinch (A.Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre: Sand Martin [Ldn foy] over wader scrape 13.00 (R Dunne); Sand Martin above south route 1430, 2 Pintail, 18 Snipe, Jack Snipe, Water Pipit, Redpoll, Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck {Brimstone and Speckled Wood on the wing} (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: 2 Kingfisher, Skylark flying over (Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Kestrel, Jackdaw, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakmere Park, Potters Bar: 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 4 Tufted Duck 2m 2f, Coal Tit singing, Nuthatch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner HA5: Red KIte circling low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Radlett: Bullfinch singing, Radlett Park Road/Shenley Hill corner (Andrew Haynes)
  • Regent's Park: Shelduck, 2 Collared Dove S 0755, 3 Redwing (Twitter)
  • Ruislip Lido: 3 Egyptian Goose 12 Shoveler,3 Grey heron,3 Nuthatch, Common Buzzard (Martin Smith)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 7 Black-necked Grebe, including 6 close to causeway on S basin in evening, 1 Redshank, 15 Goldeneye, 3 Meadow Pipit. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose & 2 Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Avocet High Maynard til 11.15 at least, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 25 Teal, 2 Skylark, 5 Stock Dove, 6 Shelduck, 115 Common Gull inc 1 juv, 2m 2f Reed Bunting, 1m 1f Goldeneye, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Song Thrush, 2m Greenfinch singing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Red Admiral (Rhys Evans, Lol Bodini, Lol Cummings, Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Walthamstow Marsh, Woodcock flushed from horse shoe coppice, siskin over N, 4 singing Reed buntings. (Jamie Partridge)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Little Owl, Buzzard, 4 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 10 Greenfinch, 8 Reed Bunting, 18 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft) (My thanks to NC for leading me to a Little Owl. Paul Francis)
  • Wanstead Park: 37 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 11 Stock Dove, 10 Redwing, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit (Nick Croft); Brimstone (Paul Francis)

Sunday 24th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Drake Gadwall Wood Green Res, female Gadwall Boating Lake, Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine, Treecreeper (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: redhead Smew Great Hardmead Lake south end between sluices TL379126 (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 1 Red Kite, 1 Treecreeper, Kestrel (Charlie Farrell)
  • Coopers Green GPs: Stanborough GP - 4 Red Kite, Snipe, Yellowhammer singing TL210107 (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Crossness Nature Reserve: PENDULINE TIT 09:15 to left and right of Island Field Lagoons viewing screen [1] (Graham Howie)
  • De Beauvoir Square N1: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Ealing W13: Little Owl calling for about 5 minutes in or adjacent to garden at c.03:00 (Bill Haines) Where do you live, Bill? I have been hearing one intermittently over the last few weeks in between Camborne and Kingsdown Avenues, last one very close last Weds at 445am (Stewart P)
  • Epping Long Green: 11 Buzzard, 12+ Yellowhammer, 15+ Redwing, 13 Fieldfare, 5 Linnet 4 Skylark singing (Chris Baldwin)
  • Farthing Downs: incl 3 Little Owl, Nuthatch, 2 Yellowhammer 1 singing (David Hayes via Croydon Birders)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 13 Mandarin Duck 9m 4f, f Common Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck 8m 6f, f Smew tame bird of doubtful origin, 3 Common Gull ad & two first-winter, Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest incl singing m, Small Tortoiseshell (Robert Callf)
  • Hutchinson's Bank: 2 Bullfinch pr (Eric Barlow tweet)
  • Lee Valley, Fishers Green: Buzzard, Water Rail. 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Goldeneye 1m 2f (RSPB NW London Local Group)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 White-fronted Goose (RSPB NW London Local Group).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Pintail, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 2 Shelduck, 2 Siskin, Grey Wagtail, 11 Snipe, 80 Cormorant (WWT website); Iceland Gull on grazing marsh then flew off N 12: 15 (Simon Fogg)
  • Panshanger Park: Jack Snipe (Tim Hill via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 06.45-08.45": 4 Black-headed Gull E, 4 Woodpigeon NE, 9 Jackdaw 4&5 E, 14 Chaffinch NE 07.40, 10+ Goldfinch E (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Egyptian Goose: family of 2 adults + 4 goslings went down to 3 goslings (one predated by pike in am), 2 Reed Bunting singing, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 3 Skylark, Little Owl, 3 Woodcock, 3 Tawny Owl (one flew from roost at 1800 plus a pair calling inc male 'ocarina' call), also Red Admiral Butterfly (P. Redmond)
  • Queen’s Wood, N10: 1 Common Buzzard (Matt Evans)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Oystercatcher arrived draper hide 1415 (Emily Leonard tweet); 3 Buzzard (one resident, 2 thermalling high), several Brimstone butterfly (Haynes family)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent) I'd love to know where in the Park you see the Water Rail, Frank. I keep looking but never seem to find it (Peter Cotgreave)
  • Southfields SW18 (Granville Road): a most unexpected addition to the garden bird list this afternoon among the usual, Blue, Great, Coal and Long-tailed Tits to my fat-ball feeder - a Marsh Tit (Martin Honey).
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 15 Teal, 4m Pheasant, Common Buzzard, 3 singing Skylark, pr Goldcrest, singing Mistle Thrush, 4 Rook, 4 Reed Bunting, Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Waterlow Park: Firecrest at top of park; 5-6 Goldcrest; 2 drumming Great-spotted Woodpecker; 1 Greenfinch (not common here!); 2 Chaffinch. (Francis Tusa).
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Red Kite, Little Owl, 63 Common Gull (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 23rd February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Black Redstart still on Palace favouring the base of the TV mast. Drake Shoveler on Wood Green Reservoir as well as 25+ Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 6 Herring Gulls; small groups of Redwing, up to 12 birds in total (APOG birders)
  • Barnet Playing Fields: 31 Common Gull, Buzzard, 16 Jackdaw, Redwing, Stonechat (Toby Mylett)
  • Boxer's Lake: 7 Grey Heron incl leucistic bird, m Common Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck 6m 3f, 11 Black-headed Gull, Snapping Turtle (large) and 5 other Terrapins (Robert Callf)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl Osprey [Ldn foy] low N 1425, 7 Buzzard, 21 Golden Plover N 1405, 3 Skylark (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Bearded Tit (pair), Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, Blackcap, 100 Dunlin, Curlew, 150 Lapwing, 30 Redshank, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Stonechat, 6 Skylark, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 28 Wigeon, 36 Teal, 3 Jackdaw, Rook (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness NR: PENDULINE TIT (RBA/Birdguides)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 2 high flying Cormorant E 11:18, 4 Stock Dove, m Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, 2 Starling (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley Central: 3 Red Kite circling Falkland Avenue 12:40 (presumably Totteridge Valley birds) (Samuel Levy, Karen Goodman & Edward Levy)
  • Greenford UB6: m Blackcap at peanut feeder with Great + Long-tailed Tits 07.10 (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: Mediterranean Gull with red darvic ‘PTJ9' present at 10:00, 2 Shoveler, 2 Common Gull, 4 Jackdaw, Redwing, 2 Siskin (Toby Mylett). 2 Goldcrest (Andrew Haynes, Tony Clancy, Bob Husband) Med Gull flew off at 13.00 possibly to Barnet Lane Playing Fields.
  • Highlands Gardens EN5: Common Gull, 5 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: 1 Coal Tit site FOY, 6 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, m Brimstone Butterfly, Comma Butterfly (Charlie Farrell)
  • Kew Gardens: 7 Egyptian Geese, 6 Greylag, 3 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 7 Little Grebe, displaying Sparrowhawk, pr Nuthatch, singing Goldcrest, m Brimstone (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Lamorbey Park: Egyptian Goose, pair Gadwall main lake, 8 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Jay, 4+ Jackdaw, Mistle Thrush, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Singing Goldcrest, 5 Goldfinch (Mike Amos).
  • London Wetland Centre: Mediterranean Gull S 09.50, Bittern, Black-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe, Water Pipit, Meadow Pipit, 20 Snipe, Goldeneye, 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 60 Wigeon, 110 Shoveler, 25 Gadwall, 70 Teal, 15 Pochard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Peregrine, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Siskin (Oscar Dewhurst); 2 Bittern (N shore ML and reservoir lagoon) (Martin Honey et al.); also Red Kite over, 6 Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff singing (WWT website)
  • Oakwood - Lonsdale Drive, EN2: 2 Long-tailed Tit nest-building, Coal Tit singing (Robert Callf)
  • Osterley Park: Pair of Ruddy Shelduck (were first seen back in September - this time on the small farm pond), 4 Shelduck, 15+ Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 20+Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, Grey Heron building nest, 8 Mandarin displaying and courting (Kish Woolmore - Osterley Birders)
  • Pinner: m & f Tawny Owl calling as I sit here typing, 06:00 (Richard Francis)
  • Pinner HA5: Coal Tit, Goldfinch, Red KIte drifting over (Nigel Barratt)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Wigeon, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Mandarin, 10 Pochard (Charlie Farrell)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: Ad Mediterranean Gull, 10+ Common Gull, c7 Herring Gull, 5 Common Snipe, 1-2 Siskin, 15+ Teal, 10+ Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), Chiffchaff, 4+ Goldcrest (calling), c4 Lapwing (Jack Headley)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh (Botany Marsh 11.00-12.30): 7 Greylag Goose, 2 Cetti's Warbler h (at least), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Heron, {3 Brimstone & 1 Small tortoiseshell Butterflies} (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 3 Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Water Rail, Chiffchaff seen & heard, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • The Commons LNR: Marsh Tit (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Totteridge Valley: 22 Lapwing, 5 Teal, 36 Rook, 60 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Common Buzzard, also Brimstone (Samuel & Edward Levy)
  • Trent Park: 2 Woodcock flushed from ride wood 5 minutes apart from each other around 11.00am - Unless the two birds are flushed together or a short distance apart it can be difficult to be sure that two birds are involved, I have certainly flushed the same bird twice on at least one occasion - R Callf, 1 Red Kite 2.30pm over ferny hill farm heading south, 7+ Buzzards throughout day mainly heading south high at least 1 resident pair over ride wood, 4 Kestrels throughout day including courting pair, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Treecreepers more heard, 2 Pheasants (m), 3 Teal (m), 10 Mandarin (7m & 3f), Pochard (pair), 2 Brimstones (m), 1 Red Admiral (Malachi Yarker)
  • Waltham Abbey town centre: 2 Mandarin Duck, Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, adult Peregrine Falcon, Grey Wagtail — also Brimstone butterfly (Simon Papps)
  • Wanstead Flats: 14 Meadow Pipit, 13 Pied Wagtail, 11 Reed Bunting, 15 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch (1 singing), 4 Skylark (3 singing), 2 Redwing, 2 Little Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 500+ Common Gull, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon carrying prey towards Stratford, Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Kestrel, Water Rail, 20 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: Fieldfare and Redwing (Kish - Osterley Birders)
  • Woodlands Farm, Shooters Hill (RB Greenwich): m Siskin, 3 displaying Sparrowhawks, f Kestrel, Ring-necked Parakeet pair at nest hole (Joe Beale)
  • Wormley West End: Hawfinch gdn TL335060 (Graham White via Herts BC)
  • Wyatt’s / Brook Farm Open Space N20: Buzzard, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Redwing (Toby Mylett, thanks to anonymous for location details)

Friday 22nd February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Flyover Redpoll, female Pochard, male and female Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron on Wood Green reservoir, further 5 Pochard on boating lake, up to 8 Redwing, Peregrine circling Palace just before midday, and Black Redstart still on Palace favouring tower below TV mast (APOG birders)
  • Amwell: Bittern, Little Egret, 120+ Shoveler, 3 Goldeneye, 100+ Lapwing, 2 Raven, 2 Marsh Tit, 7+ Yellowhammer (Simon Papps); Oystercatcher Great Hardmead lake am (Amwell Birding tweet)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: 2 Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 5 Goldfinch [foy], Siskin, Goldcrest [foy] (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: Male Stonechat giving cracking views on the secondary path between the pond and the dam (Pete Coates); female Stonechat on Dump, Little Egret north marsh (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 10 Buzzard reported (per Ian Magness via CFBW blog)
  • Cely Woods: incl 2 Buzzard, 2 Woodcock, m Tawny Owl, f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Chelsea Harbour: 2 Grey Wagtail (D. McKenzie).
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, 18 Wigeon, 40 Teal, 18 Redshank, Stonechat, Little Egret, Rook. (Kev Jarvis)
  • Crossness Nature Reserve: 1 Penduline Tit (showed briefly several times around 12:45) feeding in Mace then heard calling about 4-5 times near viewing screen, 2+ Bearded Tit (at least one male and one female, but probably more), 4+ Cetti's warbler singing, 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark (James Heal) No sign of Penduline Tit late pm from Viewing Screen but c6 Bearded Tit were present (Jack Headley)Little Grebe h , Snipe flew into Island Lagoon whilst waiting for the Penduline Tit to show (Mike Amos).
  • Edgware Road Station: male sparrowhawk flying overhead. (S Elvin)
  • Erith riverside: Peregrine, 3 Oystercatcher, 150+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5+ Linnet (Mike Amos)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret perched in trees above river 08:40 (Neil Batten)
  • Greenhill Gdns, Barnet: ringed ‘PTJ9’ adult Mediterranean Gull present again (Bob Husband)
  • Green Walk NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 10 Stock Doves flew N (single flock) at 1230, m. Blackcap, Brimstone (Pete Mantle)
  • Kew Garden: 30 Redwings, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chaffinch (S. Elvin)
  • KGV: 2 Scaup, m Smew, 30+ Goldeneye, 2 Black-necked Grebe (no Slavonian) (Stuart Hamilton/Harry Lacey), 3 Buzzard, 7 Linnet (Nick Croft)
  • Kingston KT2: Red Kite (P Pentek)
  • Lamorbey Park: Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, Redwing, 2 Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker a.m, Mistle Thrush pm (Mike Amos).
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 ad Eurasian White-fronted Goose still present. (Davey Leach).
  • Middlesex University Campus: 3 Song Thrush, Fieldfare, Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Primrose Hill: Red Kite high NW 1400 (Twitter)
  • Rainham Landfill: 2 Glaucous Gulls, leucistic Herring Gull, 2cy Yellow-legged Gull, Red Kite (Josh Jones)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Great Egret S 1220 (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Brambling in woods below the Bog Gate 13.45 (Peter Hart); pair Goosander, 11 Woodcock (P Pentek, P Redmond); 4 Skylark (1 singing), Red Admiral Butterfly, Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, Red-legged Partridge, 6 Egyptian Goose - pr + 4 young (Friday Bird Group)
  • River Brent (Greenford Rd to Ealing Hospital): 16 Teal, Little Egret, Moorhen with a newt in bill, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Stock Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Redwing, pr Mistle Thrush, 8 singing Song Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Shirley: Little Egret low N 1700 (Sheila Mason per Gavin Hawgood via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 23 Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 9 Black-necked Grebe together s basin pm (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Syon Garden Centre: Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmead: 2cy Yellow-legged Gull at Princess Alice Way late pm (Josh Jones).
  • Theydon Bois, Blunts Farm: 2 Red Kite, 6 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Red-Legged Partridge, Snipe, 10 Lapwing, Reed Bunting, 8 Linnet, Skylark, Grey Wagtail. (Joe Dickens)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 4 Nuthatch, 8 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Goldcrest, 24 Stock Dove, 23 Redwing, 32 Common Gull, 17 Herring Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull, 18 Starling, 4 Red Kite incl pair mating, 30 Rook, 8 Teal, singing Treecreeper, 2 Siskin, 5 Common Buzzard, Fieldfare, 2 Egyptian Geese, 57 Canada Geese, 22 Lapwing, Cormorant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Coot. (Samuel Levy)
  • Totteridge & Whetstone Station: Red Kite circling the station 13:55 presumed to be one of the birds seen early in the day at Totteridge Valley. (Samuel Levy)
  • William Girling: No Black-necked Grebe unless they were way to the south end, 9 Little Grebe, m Goosander, 15 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler (Nick Croft)

Thursday 21st February 2019Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 32 spp including Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit (Pete Coates); 24 Common Snipe, Buzzard. (Steve Blake) Where's the best place to see the snipe, please? (Pete Coates) They are opposite Main Hide in East Marsh.Thank you, seen from the hide yesterday - and thank you to the local birder who was using the hide, didn't get your name (Pete Coates)
  • Barnet Playing Fields: 101 Black-headed Gull incl at least one with metal ring, 17 Common Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bexley DA5 (Upper College Farm): 2 Stonechat, c3 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, Skylark, 12+ Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mistle Thrush, 2 Canada Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Cheshunt Lakes: 3 White-fronted Goose (2 1w as below), 7 Wigeon, 4 Goosander, Oystercatcher, 4 Water Rail, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, 2 Chffchaff (1 singing), Cetti's Warbler, 30 Redwing, 2 Siskin, 37 Chaffinch, 26 Linnet, 10 Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Rook, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit still, late am early pm (Mike Wheeler, Tom Bell et al)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 4 Stock Dove, Common Buzzard over NW 14:38 (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenhill Grdns, Barnet: ad Mediterranean Gull with red darvic ring PTJ9 [Polish ringed] 12:40 - 13:25 hrs, 2 Northern Shoveler m f, 10 Tufted Duck 6m 4f, singing m Goldcrest, m Siskin (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: m Tawny Owl calling at western boundary of the Heath, around Millfield Lane and above Highgate Ponds, at 9:15pm (Reuben Braddock)
  • KGV: 3 Slavonian Grebe S Basin 15.00 (Christopher Wright) CW - are the birds visible from outside the reservoir or is a permit required? Indeed, are permits available?! Paul Francis The gates were open today, otherwise you will need a key (which you can get, still I think, from the fisheries place at Walthamstow) NC – Chris are you sure you had Slavs, none today only BN Grebe?
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 ad Eurasian White-fronted Goose (image here), 90+ Greylag Goose, 150+ Canada Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, male Goldeneye & f Goosander (both on adjacent Holyfield Lake), 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 5+ Skylark (3 singing), 2 Stonechat (m & f), 8+ Linnet, Yellowhammer (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, Water Pipit, Pintail, Goldeneye, 30 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 12 Snipe, Jack Snipe (WWT website)
  • Mile End Park: Song Thrush nest building (Harry Harrison)
  • New End Square NW3: Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Raynes Park: Pied Wagtail at bus stop opposite station, Goldcrest singing from trackside conifers (has Network Rail stopped their brutal tree-felling programme does anyone know?) P. Redmond started up here along line in nw london last day or 2 - How awful! There is a Change.org petition still circulating (PR)
  • Richmond Park: Sparrowhawk circling by Pembroke Lodge at 1230 (Mike Foster); 7 Little Owl, 1 Tawny Owl chased off by crow immediately upon leaving its roost, 2 Woodcock at 1802 and 1806, Snipe, bat (Noctule I think, but not sure) (P. Redmond)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Southgate - Charter Way, N14: imm m Sparrowhawk perched on roof at close range 11:17 - 11:20 hrs (Robert Callf)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Mistle Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Trent Park: 6 Mandarin Duck 4m 2f, f Eurasian Teal upper lake, f Common Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck 2m 2f, 3 Green Woodpecker, singing m Mistle Thrush, singing m Coal Tit, singing m Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)

Wednesday 20th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Drake Shoveler, 10 Common Gull (Boating Lake), 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Common Gull (Wood Green Reservoir,) Red Kite (circling east over Palace, 12:10, FOY) (APOG Birders) 
  • Barnet Lane Playing Fields, Barnet, EN5: Adult Mediterranean Gull at 11.00 am (see Greenhill Gardens - below) resting with 77 Black-headed Gull, 25 Common Gull & 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Bob Husband) 
  • Bexley DA5 (Upper College Farm): Skylark calling over, 3+ Linnet (Jack Headley) 
  • Bittacy Hill NW7: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett) 
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Gull, Blackcap (Toby Mylett)  
  • Coldfall Wood: m Brambling (James Palmer)
  • Crossness NR: PENDULINE TIT seen at Island Field Lagoons 08:05 - seen for just a handful of seconds after being heard, and it then flew west over the tree line (Terence Baker). Thanks to the chap who heard it, thus allowing me to get my bins on it. I had to rush to work pretty much immediately, so I never got his name. *** Seen again at 09:53; 10:25; 13:56, and 16:41 (via BirdGuides)
  • Dollis Brook: Finchley Central Winter Bird Survey highlights - 2 Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, 6 Stock Dove, 3 Goldcrest, Kestrel, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Mistle Thrush, 4 Redwing, Holders Hill - Sparrowhawk over (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove, 5 Blackcap 3m,2f (incl one ringed m), massive f Sparrowhawk (Samuel Levy)
  • Fitzrovia, Middleton Place, W1; Grey Wagtail (George Sawtell)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN4: Polish ringed (Red Darvic PTJ9) adult Mediterranean Gull present but flew off towards Barnet Lane Playing Fields (see above) at 9.53 am (Bob Husband)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Peregrine (m&f judging by size) commuting between the pylons between here, Millfields and the Waterworks NR late afternoon (Alastair Dent)
  • Highams Park Lake: Goosander (m, flew off south at 10:30), Red Kite (West at 11:00). (Joe Dickens)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1 Peregrine, 3 Mandarin Duck 1m 2f, Nuthatch, 1 Coal Tit, 7 Stock Dove (Charlie Farrell)
  • Lamorbey Park: Peregrine Falcon, 6+ Redwing, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Little Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck, Coal Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker called twice from high up in Lime trees in the Court at the western perimeter with Leyton Flats, but not relocated, 9 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Nuthatch (one singing), singing Treecreeper, 2 singing Greenfinch on Leyton Flats, group of Redwing feeding in hollies and giving chorus of subsong near Gilberts Slade (Stuart Fisher)
  • Milespit Hill Pond: Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Roding Valley Meadows NR: Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Common Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 singing Skylark (S of adjacent Roding Lane), singing Mistle Thrush, 2 Linnet (Simon Papps)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Saunders Ness: foreshore 2 Shelduck, 14 Gadwall, Oystercatcher, 2ad Great Black-backed Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull am (Tom Speller tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: ad Mediterranean Gull (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: Reed Bunting (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Spitalfields E1: c.30 House Sparrow, 1 Dunnock, 1 Herring Gull (Kabir Kaul) 
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: 4 Redwing, 1 Jay, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff singing this morning, 2 Peregrine over W (John Cadera)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: Singing Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Teddington: Little Egret on Longford River in Bushy Park, male Gadwall on Boating Pool, 19 Magpie on roof of flats in Broom Park (Mike Foster)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • The Mill Field NW7: 7 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley: Swallow [Ldn foy] reported hawking insects over sheep field at Folly Farm over the weekend by reliable local (Samuel Levy); 77 Common Gull, 24 Jackdaw, Redwing (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 170+ Common Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 21 Herring Gull, 4 Common Buzzard, m Peregrine, 24 Canada Geese, 52 Stock Dove, 2 Kestrel, Red Kite, 300+ Jackdaw into roost, 3 Chiffchaff including one suspected abietinus, 14 Teal, 24 Rook, 6 Goldcrest, 45 Starling, 2 Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, 2 Egyptian Geese, 16 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, 12 Lapwing, 53 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Little Owl, Cormorant over (Samuel Levy & Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 2 m Eurasian Teal upper lake, 3 Tufted Duck 2m f lower lake, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel pr displaying, Song Thrush singing, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Chaffinch 3m 2f, 6 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: m Stonechat central hedge of grass field north of main gp 1040 (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Stonechat, singing Song Thrush, 4 Reed Bunting, 6 Linnet, 12 Greenfinch, 9 Pied Wagtail, 12 Gadwall, 2 Teal, Skylark (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Stock Dove, 5 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, Siskin, 5 Song Thrush, Redwing, singing Goldcrest, 6 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 34 Shoveler, Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Water Rail by teal pool am, Brambling by woodland trail 1120 (Garry James tweet)

Tuesday 19th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tawny Owl (heard from lower slopes, 18:05) (Bruce Carson)
  • Canons Farm: Raven over (Ian Magness per CFBW blog)
  • Crossness NR Reserve only: 7 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 2 Water Rail (heard), 6 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 10 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, Greenfinch, Little Grebe, 5 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, Barn Owl, 22 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose (Bernie Weight); PENDULINE TIT re-found at Island Field Lagoons 14:00 (Magnus Andersson, Tom Bell, Barry Tranfield, Nick Croft (Yay!) et al. Just want to say thanks to Magnus and the others for helping me get this lifetime tick - Paul Francis) Pic & directions here; 2 Bearded Tit (Southern Marsh), Green Sandpiper, 9 Stock Dove, Little Egret, Peregrine, 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Stonechat, Redwing (Magnus Andersson); Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff (Nick Croft); Cormorant in courtship plumage at the outlet (Paul Francis - wondered what it was and found it in Collins - never seen one before)
  • Edgware, Deansbrook Road: Little Egret by Silk Stream 11.05, just yards from traffic and passers-by — same place as on 14th (Andrew Haynes)
  • Forty Hall CP: 2 Mute Swan pr incl male with orange darvic ring 4AHL, f Tufted Duck, 61 Black-headed Gull incl adult with white darvic ring E4UN [The Netherlands ringed], Kingfisher & Grey Wagtail along Turkey Brook (Robert Callf)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN4: Polish ringed (Red Darvic PTJ9) adult Mediterranean Gull present at 9.40 am (Bob Husband)
  • Grovelands Park: the female Smew of questionable origin, 14 Mandarin Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Gull, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch - I tried looking for wintering finches (redpoll, siskin, bullfinch) but no luck despite habitat looking perfect for them. 10:00-11:00am (Paul Collins); Bullfinch was once a breeding resident here until a few years ago but no longer regular at this site and Siskin and Lesser Redpoll also less regular here than in the past - R Callf
  • Grosvenor playing fields,Hayes: Mediterranean Gull (Jim Fell)
  • Guy Lodge Farm, Enfield: 2 male Brambling, 4+ Chaffinch, c30 Goldfinch at TQ 334 998 field next to pigs 15:00 - 15:15 hrs, viewed from lay-by at Whitewebbs Lane, beware oncoming vehicles (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: drake Teal asleep on Mixed Pond am (Pete Mantle)
  • Juniper Bottom, Surrey: 6 Hawfinch nr c/p 0930 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Juniper Top: 2 Hawfinch [different to the above] 0910 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Mallard over N, Moorhen heard near Grove Park [both unusual for site], 3 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush [foy], 2 Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker [foy], Siskin, 2 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Rainham Marshes: 1w Caspian Gull (yellow X530) by stone barges, 10+ Linnet, 1 singing Skylark, Short-eared Owl flushed from grass by Aveley Bay, 26 Avocet, 8+ Redshank, and unknown birder reported 2 Glaucous Gull on Tip (James Heal); Yes, have seen photos on eBird, a 2cy and a 3cy (Stuart Fisher)
  • Richmond Bridge: pr Egyptian Geese, pr Mandarin, pr Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent), ad Lesser Black-backed Gull (Jack Headley)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 19 Greylag Goose, 1 Raven, 9 Linnet, 24 Reed Bunting, 4 Stonechat (1m 3f), 46 Teal (river), 13 Black-Tailed Godwit (river), 1 Common Sandpiper (river), 43 Gadwall (river), 105 Lapwings ( at least spooked by Buzzard), 1 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Curlew (river), 53 Dunlin (river), 18 Redshank (river), 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler h (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Red Kite, c15 Lapwing still in stubble field as per Sunday, 8 Teal, drake Mandarin, c170 Common Gull, 58 Canada Goose + `farmyard', Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, 15 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush (John Colmans)
  • The Brook BR5: 3+ Gadwall, 5 Redwing, Little Grebe, Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Westbourne Park,Grand Union Canal: Peregrine (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Scaup still on No 4, Cetti's Warbler (calling), 4 Goldeneye, 2 Grey Wagtail, 15 Shoveler, 16 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 5 Egyptian Goose, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Shelduck, 2 Greenfinch, 30+ Common Gull, 60+ Pochard, Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley); Lockwood: 4 Goosander, f Sparrowhawk, f Reed Bunting 10-11am (Lol Bodini).
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on horse fields, Peregrine on pylon (Bob Smith)

Monday 18th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Greylag Goose, 5 Mute Swan (2 pairs & 1w), pair Great Crested Grebe displaying, 30+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Barnes Waterside: pr Shoveler, 17 Tufted Duck, singing Cetti's Warbler, 10 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Broomfield Park: 6 Egyptian Goose, 11 Northern Shoveler 7m 4f, 10 Tufted Duck 6m 4f, Black-headed Gull with yellow darvic ring 2BKT [summers Czech Republic] & white L-Y [The Netherlands ringed], 3 Common Gull, Song Thrush singing, Goldcrest singing, f Chaffinch, 3+ Greenfinch at roost 16:15, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Crossness: Penduline Tit southern marsh near dipping platform pond,on the west side reed bed.wellies required (Kev Jarvis per John Archer & Bob Watts) - Further details on which of two platforms and sighting appreciated by observers on site. From Crossness nature reserve cross eastern way. Walk through the kissing gate to access the southern marsh. Head right through another gate. Follow the path, then you will come to a flooded path area, there are stepping stones to cross over. Keep on following the path, you will then come to a pond on the right.There is some reed mace on the right,a nd reeds on the left. The Penduline Tit was in the reeds to the left. You will see two benches slightly up from the path. I stood on the bench with the metal railings and looked over the reeds towards the main road.(Kev); no sign of Penduline all day though it called from reeds to the south of the path at c.5:00pm (NC); 7 Cetti's Warbler, f Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting (Nick Croft/Magnus Andersson et al)
  • Erith Pier: ad Mediterranean Gull [new bird] (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones)
  • Fairfield Avenue NW4: 2 Grey Heron over [unusual for site] (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN4: Polish ringed (Red Darvic PTJ9) adult Mediterranean Gull present at least to 10.30 am, 2 pair Shoveler, Grey Wagtail calling (Bob Husband)
  • Guilford Street WC1N: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath: 30 Siskin Sanctuary Pond, 55 Redwing Cricket Pitch.(Allan Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, Water Pipit, 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye, 6 Fieldfare (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Jackdaw, Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 11 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: 11 Redwing, c15 Siskin (Steve Woolfenden)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose & f Pochard both site first for me!, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, c2 Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup on No 4, 2 Goosander on Lockwood and 6 Goldeneye (David Bradshaw)

Sunday 17th February 2019Edit

  • Broadwater Lake and Moorhall GPs: WeBS counts - 2 Buzzards, Red Kite, 15 Goldeneye, c200 Tufted Duck, c100 Pochard, c150 Wigeon, 4 Teal, c30 Lapwings, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Egyptian Goose, 6 Herring Gull, 5 Common Gull, 2 Heron, also about 3 Siskin Flocks, c5 early Chiffchaffs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest and possibly a male young Blackcap (Kabir Kaul and Alex Liddle)
  • Alexandra Park: WeBS highlights included drake Gadwall, Kingfisher & 4 Mute Swan (2pairs) Wood Green Res, 11 Pochard and 55 Tufted Duck Boating Lake, also 27 Mallard, 22 Canada Goose, 34 Coot, 22 Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 465 Black-headed Gull, 24 Common Gull, 21 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, also 4 Grey Wagtail, Jackdaw E, Treecreeper, Red Admiral (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 4 Greylag Geese, 4 Egyptian Geese, 4 Little Egret, 19 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Crayford: JF 3 Caspian Gull all 1w (Mick Southcott, Jamie Partridge, Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Erith Pier: 2w Glaucous Gull about 10 miles away, 2 Yellow-legged Gull both 1w (Dante Shepherd, Jamie Partridge, Josh Jones, Rich Bonser, Mick Southcott)
  • Farthing Downs: incl Little Owl, 20+ Jackdaw, 1-2 Skylark 1 singing, 2 Meadow Pipit (David Hayes via Croydon Birders)
  • Gladstone Park: 1 Common Gull (Callum Farrell-Morris)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN4: Polish ringed (Red Darvic) adult Mediterranean Gull, Grey Wagtail called (Bob Husband)
  • Harefield gravel pits: Kingfisher, 4 Cormorant, 8 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Red Kite (Nigel Barratt)
  • Isle of Dogs: Caspian Gull 3w on Thames shore at Saunders Ness, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3w and 1w (Sean Huggins)
  • Lea Valley: 9 Goosanders and a pair of Oystercatchers - Holyfield Lake, Red Kite and male Stonechat - Holyfield Hall Farm (Ian Bradshaw)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Shelduck, 109 Shoveler, 154 Teal, 38 Wigeon, 20 Snipe, Jack Snipe, 2 Stonechat, Water Pipit (website); Little Ringed Plover [observer?] No LRP mentioned on today's website [M.R. Honey] Came up on Birdguides at 12.26 on Sunday, no details given (Mike Wheeler)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove [all site foys], 2 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, Green Woodpecker [foy], Greenfinch [foy], Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Millfields E5: 2 Kestrel flew into the sub-station at dusk, Peregrine on pylon above earlier (Alastair Dent)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Reservoir: 8 Black-necked Grebe (Nigel Dodd, Andrew Peel et al)
  • Stocker's Lake: Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, 50 Lapwing, 10 Goldeneye, 6 Siskin, 3 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, 3 Treecreeper (Nigel Dodd, Andrew Peel et al)
  • Studio Mews NW4: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 12+ Teal, 4m Pheasant, Little Egret, m Sparrowhawk, f Kestrel, 10+ Stock Dove, 4 Green Woodpecker, 4 (1 singing) Skylark, 9 singing Song Thrush, 5 Reed Bunting (1 brief song), Rook, 18 Linnet, f Roe Deer (Neil Anderson)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 1w Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull ad, 3w, 2 1w (Dante Shepherd, Jamie Partridge)
  • Thamesmead: 1w Caspian Gull/hybrid X90A, 2 Yellow-legged Gull both 1w (Dante Shepherd, Rich Bonser, Jamie Partridge)
  • Thorpe Park: 2 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • Totteridge Valley: m Stonechat, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 43 Lapwing, 9 Rook, 2 Egyptian Goose, 64 Canada Goose, 3 Stock Dove, 87 Common Gull (Allan Stewart); Hi Allan, Whereabouts were the Lapwing and Stonechat as these are both great records for the area (SL); There were good flocks of Lapwing moving over the valley yesterday also. Great to see that their numbers increased today (Toby Mylett); Stonechat on fence posts of the path down from Totteridge Ponds also Lapwing in stubble field by path (Allan Stewart); Thank you, will add these to our records (SL)
  • Wanstead Flats: Rook (Bob Vaughan); 1 Common Buzzard, 7 Reed Bunting, 6 Linnet, 26 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 47 Mute Swan, 11 Egyptian Goose, 1 Redwing (James Heal, Bob Vaughan, Nick Croft)
  • West Dulwich, Lovelace Rd: Woodpecker drumming on metal chimney cap (silhouetted but presumably Great Spotted Woodpecker) (Ray Trevitt)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Chiffchaff (Alastair Rae)
  • Wormley Wood: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tit, 150 Redwing, Hawfinch 10:50 TL323060 (Graham White via Herts BC/BirdGuides)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 6 Teal, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 3 Stock Dove, m Stonechat (scarce bird here), 3 singing Song Thrush (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 16th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w or female Stonechat (migrant and unusually early) around S/SW/NW perimeters cricket pitch, male Peregrine, 10+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Bayswater: Red Kite N 1205 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Bowyers Lake: Smew f, 2 Red Kite (John Birkett)
  • Boxer's Lake: 3 Grey Heron 2 ad 1 imm, 4 Mandarin Duck 3m f, 2 Common Pochard m f, 13 Tufted Duck 8m 5f, Peregrine Falcon ad poss f low NW 14:40 hrs [site first], 43 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: 27 Common Snipe, Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard, Pete Lowman); Chiffchaff briefly in song (Andrew Haynes)
  • Barnet Lane N20: 4 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Bittacy Hill NW7: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 3 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness NR: Red Kite over, Bearded Tit 14:40 (John Bushall & Ron Turner per Richard Green tweet)
  • Erith Pier: 2 Glaucous Gull juv + 2w, 4 Caspian Gull 3 1w inc X530 + adult, 5 Yellow-legged Gull 4 1w + 3w, 2 leucistic Herring Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull both ad (Dante Shepherd, Josh Jones, Rich Bonser)
  • Ewell, Ruxley Lane: 1 Little Egret low east over (viewed from car in traffic queue) (Neil Batten)
  • Greenford UB6: c15 Redwing low NW 17.00 (Neil Anderson)
  • Highams Park Lake: 3 Goosander (2m, 1f), Grey Wagtail (Joe Dickens)
  • Holyfield Lake: 12 Goosander (John Birkett)
  • Kentish Town: Blackcap (m) in Gaisford Street (Pete Mantle)
  • Kingston: 2 Great Crested Grebe, one sitting on nest (Mike Foster)
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Ringed Plover [UK & Ldn foy] main lake 1105 (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res - part of WeBS count: Shelduck, 129 Teal, 19 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 11 Pochard, pr Egyptian Geese, 12 Heron, 1 Cormorant, 119 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull (Neil Anderson)
  • The Mill Field Park NW7: 10 Canada Goose over [unusual for site], Jackdaw, Mistle Thrush (Toby Mylett). Where is Mill Field Park? | Mill Field Park, or ‘The Mill Field’, is on The Ridgeway in Mill Hill, just opposite Belmont School. Hope that helps. (Toby Mylett)
  • Mill Hill East Station: 2 Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Olympic Park area: 50 Stock Dove (49 in playing fields north of Ruckholt Road), Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail (h), 6 Gadwall, 14 Teal, 24 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 35 Linnet (Stuart Fisher)
  • Rainham Marshes: juvenile Glaucous Gull on tip viewed from river wall, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, Oystercatcher, 19 Avocet, Golden Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 100 Dunlin, Ruff, 2 Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, 19 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 15+ Herring Gull, 7+ Common Gull, 10 Common Snipe, 22+ Gadwall, 10+ Teal, 8 Shoveler, 7 Lapwing, 3+ Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush (calling), 2+ Siskin (Calling), Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Staines Moor: 70 Lapwing, Woodcock brief visit (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Scaup drake on S basin early am (Bob Warden per FJM); still present at 14.00 in SW corner of south basin, also 8 Black-necked Grebes (Roger Morton)
  • Thamesmead: 1st-winter Caspian Gull/hybrid (X90A) and 3 (1 2nd-winter and 2 1st-winter) Yellow-legged Gulls (Dante Shepherd, Josh Jones, Rich Bonser)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Siskin, c20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, m Reed Bunting, c10 Redwing,2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Rook, Buzzard, Little Egret, 8 Teal, 75 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, c200 Common Gull (John Colmans & Simon Worsfold); increased to 13 Rook in PM, also 32 Lapwing over, Ring-necked Pheasant, 103 Jackdaw, 4 Song Thrush, Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Scaup No4 Reservoir, 9 Shelducks & 3 Goldeneyes (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Stonechat, 7-8 Linnet, 60+ Goldfinch (locally high for perching flock in SSSI), 7+ Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Bunting (James Heal)
  • Woolwich: 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull King Henry's Wharf (Rich Bonser)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on horse fields (Bob Smith)

Friday 15th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still east end of south terrace near tower 1220, also Kingfisher, Danish Black-headed Gull New River 2NK, Redwing (APOG Birders); fem Peregrine preening high on Antenna on Palace at 4pm (Davey Leach); male Tawny Owl calling from Lower Slopes 1850 (Bob Watts)
  • Barnet Lane Playing Fields, Barnet, EN5: 94 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull (Bob Husband) Checking for Med Gull but realised some of the gulls had already set off in the direction of Greenhill Gardens (see below)
  • Blackheath: m Stonechat (rare here) and 1 Meadow Pipit at Whitefield's Mount; 100 Common Gulls nearby (Joe Beale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret behind dam (Andrew Self)
  • Bricket Wood Common SSSI, AL2: Buzzard circling low then NW 12.50 (G. James)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 5 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Caledonian Road N7: Goldfinch 57 in a single flock (largest number seen in this built-up area), 2 singing male sparrows at junction with Freegrove Road - the second year these are present after an absence of at least 18 years (Shane Enright).
  • Edgware: House Martin [Ldn foy] north-east over Fairfield Avenue 1105 (Andrew Haynes)
  • Finchley Lane NW4: Tawny Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall (pr), 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 2 Siskin, Song Thrush, Greenfinch, Nuthatch (Eric Brown)
  • Golders Hill Park: 35+ Redwing in deer enclosure (James Levy)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Polish ringed (Red Darvic PTJ9) adult Mediterranean Gull present late morning until at least noon, with 51 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull (Bob Husband, Silvia & Graham Javes)
  • Greenwich Park: 30 Redwing, Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: Large flock of Siskin feeding near Sanctuary Pond, multiple Redwing by Cricket Pitch (Will Hitchins) 26 Mandarin, 3 Gadwall, 2 Egyptian Goose, 130 Jackdaw Kenwood Ponds, 3 Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 30 Siskin Sanctuary Pond, 3 Egyptian Goose Boating Pond, 23 Redwing, Pied Wagtail Cricket Pitch, 8 Shoveler, 5 Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker Hampstead Ponds (Allan Stewart); 1m 2f Shoveler on Leg of Mutton Pond; nearby, Green Woodpecker; 2 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker including 1f (James Levy)
  • Higham Hill, Sutton Road: singing Coal Tit (Stuart Fisher)
  • Kensington Gardens: c.30 Redwing, singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Treecreeper (D. McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, 8 Teal 6m 2f, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Peregrine, 6 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Song Thrush, 20+ Redwing, 4 MIstle Thrush, singing Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Goldfinch (Mike Amos)
  • Lea Valley - Netherhall/Glen Faba: 2 Barn Owl actively hunting in bright sunshine just before midday (rough grassland just S of Glen Faba pit), Treecreeper, Linnet, 23 Gadwall, 37 Pochard (Nigel May).
  • Lee Valley - Holyfield Lake: 3 Eurasian White-fronted Geese (1 adult, 2 1st W), flew high across Holyfield Lake from NW, then circled extensively before settling near Greylags and Canadas on field above Holyfield Hall Farm, 15.45 (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Middlesex University Campus: Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Tawny Owl calling and then copulating in trees over towards the Danish Church at 18:00 (Charlie Farrell)
  • Richmond Park: Raven (P.Pentek per JW); 22 Mandarin - Isabella, m Shoveler, pr Gadwall, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl calling to each other (1 seen), 2 pr Stonechat (Neil Anderson/K. Bull); Peregrine, 2 Buzzard (Friday Bird Group); Redwing, Siskin, 2 Dartford Warbler (P Pentek,P Redmond, R Dunne)
  • River Brent, Brent Cross: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood Lake: 5 Lapwing S/SE 0825 (John Watson via Croydon Birders)
  • Stoneleigh Station, KT17: Singing Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Sturgess Avenue NW4: Little Owl, Jackdaw nearby (Toby Mylett)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • Thames Road Wetland, River Cray, Bexley: 1 Kingfisher, 20 Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Redpoll, 2 Water Rail, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock (mating), 6 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit calling, 8 Robin (singing), 12 Blackbird (males only ?),1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 3 Heron over (2 later on the river), 6 Moorhen, 6 Mallard (pairs). c500 Black-headed Gull (Thames Road Ind Estate), c300 Herring Gull, c40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Caspian Gull type. 3 Grey Wagtails, 12 Teal, 1 Snipe. 1 Little Grebe (observer?)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black-tailed Godwit still on East Warwick, Scaup on No 4, Goosander on Lockwood, 9 Goldeneye, Meadow Pipit (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Golden Plover, 2 Blackcap, 6 Skylark (3 singing), 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, 6 Linnet, 11 Greenfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 9 Reed Bunting, 4 Song Thrush (3 singing), Mistle Thrush, 24 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, possibly 2 f Stonechat (if so our first spring migrant–no sign of male), 2 Little Owl, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Peregrine, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush (3 singing), 8 Greenfinch (Charlie Farrell)

Thursday 14th February 2019Edit

  • Aldenham Reservoir: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Toby Mylett)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Peregrine on palace tower shortly before sunset, Kingfisher, Jackdaw, Redwing, female hybrid Tufted Duck X Pochard, 7 Pochard, 49 Tufted Duck Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Boyden Hill Fields, Letchmore Heath: Moorhen [site rarity], 5 Lapwing, Jay, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 11 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, Chaffinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 3 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crespigny Road NW4: Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Edgware, Deansbrook Road: 09.45 Little Egret by Silk Stream, just a few yards from heavy traffic (Andrew Haynes)
  • Elstree Aerodrome: 3 Buzzard, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Stonechat (Toby Mylett)
  • Grays Riverside: 2 Turnstone, 4 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Redshank, 25 Dunlin, 37 Lapwing (Nick Croft)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Polish ringed - white lettering on red Darvic ring - adult Mediterranean Gull, with 79 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Shoveler, Siskin singing (Bob Husband). (If Med Gull not present try Barnet Lane Playing Fields.)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1m 2f Shoveler on Leg of Mutton Pond; nearby, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, one drumming (James Levy)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Stonechat (Toby Mylett)
  • KGV Res: 24 Goldeneye, drake Scaup (A.Middleton)
  • Letchmore Heath Ponds: 2 Buzzard, Jay, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Song Thrush, 16 Fieldfare, 4 Skylark, Bullfinch, 3 Stonechat (Toby Mylett)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 5 Snipe, 5 Pintail, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail (WWT website)
  • Molesey Heath: Yellow-browed Warbler still, by R Mole 15.00 (Peter Carlill)
  • Morden Hall Park: 5 Snipe in the marsh, f Peregrine on pylon then over park towards Morden, 20 Redwing, calling Water Rail (Michael Mac)
  • The Mill Field NW7: 2 Canada Goose over SSW (site rarity), 3 Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Millfields E5: Peregrine on sub-station pylon (Alastair Dent)
  • Pinner HA5: 2 Red KIte circling together (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: Woodlark perched briefly then N 1010 (Twitter)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 5 Shelduck, 44 Wigeon on gravel workings opp QMR gate (Brian Clewes via Berks BN)
  • Rainham: Juv Glaucous Gull roosting at Coldharbour Point at 1.30, plus 2 1st w Caspian Gull (one colour-ringed Yellow X530) adult Mediterranean Gull and leucistic Herring Gull (I Lycett)
  • Rectory Farm, Enfield: m Kestrel, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Regent's Park: no sign of Firecrest at Hanover Green 1115 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: m Shoveler, 8 Pochard, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 12 Grey Heron including eight occupied nests, Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 15 Common Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit, 16 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur); + 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Little Owl (F.Belloin) 20 Redwing, 30 Siskin (P Pentek)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Great Egret (Mike Dent per ELBF FB)
  • Southfields, SW18 (Girdwood Road garden): Song Thrush, pr Long-tailed Tit visiting fat ball feeder and collecting nesting material, Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Martin Honey)
  • Stocker's Lake: Oystercatcher small island at west end (Charlie Ramsay via Herts BC)
  • Thames Ditton: Great White Egret flying down onto brook beside busy road between Scilly Isles and Giggs Hill Green at 1130. Sorry if I'm wrong, but it had a definite yellow beak and was almost as big as a grey heron, so I think that's what it was (Mike Foster) I've seen a couple of Little Egret along there recently but not Great White Egret (Mat Hare)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Little Grebe, 2 Pochard m,f, 2 Siskin, 2 Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 3 Teal 2m,f, 7 Tufted Duck 4m,3f. ( Pete Lowman ).
  • Walthamstow, Lloyd Park: Kingfisher, 2 Mistle Thrush (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black-tailed Godwit on East Warwick island, Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Goosander on Lockwood (Walthamstow Birders)
  • West Putney SW15: 55+ Redwing on Dover House Road playing field (J.Wilczur)
  • West Thurrock: 12 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 79 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 100+ Dunlin, 170+ Redshank, 70+ Lapwing, 6 Linnet, 4 Chaffinch, Little Egret, Rock Pipit (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl (6am), Duck and Drake Teal, 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, male & female Siskin, Grey Wagtail and pale morph Common Buzzard interacting with a regular bird (imaged). Certainly a tick for me.(Ken Murray)

Wednesday 13th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Female Peregrine sparring with female Kestrel then Carrion Crow before flying south, 2 Sparrowhawk displaying, drake Gadwall still Wood Green Res, 2 female Aythya hybrids (Tufted X Pochard) still & 7 Pochard Boating Lake, 51 Common Gull, 14 Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Marsh Harrier thru 1100 (William Last tweet); Jack Snipe below viewpt 1355 (Allan Meadows tweet)
  • Marwell Road/Elmers End Road, Anerley, SE20: Grey Wagtail singing on Proctors Estate Agents' roof (Paul Francis)
  • Barnet Lane Playing Fields, Barnet, EN5: adult Mediterranean Gull (presumed same as recent Greenhill Gardens bird) with 59 Black-headed Gulls & 13 Common Gulls (Bob Husband)
  • Brent Reservoir: Cetti’s Warbler heard, 25 Common Snipe, 5 Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake)
  • Canada Water: 1 Little Grebe, 32 Tufted Duck (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Crayford Marshes : 3 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Greylag Goose, 16 Canada Goose, 6 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Pheasant, 32 Avocet (Rainham side) 60+ Lapwing, 30 Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, c100 Redshank , 2 Common Sandpiper, c12 Skylark incl a group of 5 , 3 Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, 4 Stonechat ( 2 pairs), c20 Fieldfare, 3 Singing Song Thrush, c20 Redwing, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Jay, 2 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting ( Mike Amos).
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: 5 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Siskin singing (Bob Husband, Ros Wenham). See Barnet Lane Playing Fields for Med Gull update.
  • Hampstead Heath: 8 Egyptian Goose, 5 Mandarin, 60 Siskin, 4 Long-tailed Tit Sanctuary Pond, 200 Redwing Cricket Field, 5 Shoveler Hampstead Ponds, 2 Nuthatch, Coal Tit on feeders Sanctuary Pond, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Stock Dove.(Allan Stewart)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 (ad & 2 imms) White-fronted Geese (Adam Wilson)
  • Ladywell Fields: 15 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Goldcrest (Tom Moulton/Sue Gore/Judith Simmons)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 Woodlark [Ldn foy] at c10.30, originally one heard calling, then one went up between me and a dogwalker on a path towards S end of Leyton Flats which was quickly joined by another in flight, they flew N calling frequently and appeared to go down near the gorses towards Hollow Pond but not relocated, there were a lot of dogwalkers. Nuthatch, 8 Stock Dove, 11 Egyptian Goose, 9 Shoveler, 54 Tufted Duck, 2 Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern N shore reservoir lagoon, 1f Goldeneye main lake, 2m 2f Pintail mail lake, 13 Common Snipe, 2 Water Pipit, 17 Stock Dove (Martin Honey et al.)
  • Millfields E5: Peregrine on sub-station pylon (Alastair Dent)
  • Nicoll Place NW4: Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: Green Woodpecker, 8 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, 30 +Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham: Glaucous Gull on the tip (James Palmer) Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull (RSPB)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Southwark Park: 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay, 4 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Collared Dove, Peregrine, 1 Little Grebe, 50+ Redwing (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Stave Hill: 1 Shoveler, 2 Redwing (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Thames Ditton: 10 Redwing feeding on ground at Giggs Hill Green (Mike Foster)
  • Trent Park: 3 Eurasian Teal 2m f, 3 Common Pochard m 2f, 2 Tufted Duck m f, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker m f, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 7 Siskin 5m 2f feeding in alders nr Water Grdn (Robert Callf)
  • Turnford Brook: Bittern flying in to roost in reedbed fr pochard_hide 1705 (D Evans via Lee Valley RP wildlife sightings webpage)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat (Bomb Crater Field), 6 Redwing (front paddocks), 4 Greenfinch (inc 2 singing m), 2 Goldcrest (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup still on No 4, 4 Goosander on Lockwood, 7 Goldeneye, Stonechat, Peregrine. (David Bradshaw) (DB - I was there this AM and found the Scaup, but dipped on the Goosander - were these only visible from the closed area? Also dipped on the Goldeneye, but largely on account of looking in the wrong place.... Thanks, Paul Francis)
  • Wanstead Flats: Woodcock, 8 Song Thrush (7 singing), Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 2 singing Skylark, 9 Linnet, 13 Greenfinch (7 singing), 12+ Reed Bunting, 44 Mute Swan, 26 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 2 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 6 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 700+ Common Gull, Little Owl, 189 Ring-necked Parakeet going to roost (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 5 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Song Thrush (7 singing), Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 33 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 39 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard (Nick Croft)

Tuesday 12th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Drake Gadwall still Wood Green Res, female Tufted Duck X Pochard hybrid Boating Lake, 20 Common Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington: Iceland Gull 2cy from Golf Course path looking in on scrape. Seen well at 14:10 (Jo East & Martin Tickner)
  • Crossness NR and Foreshore: 2 Skylark (singing), 9 Cetti`s Warbler (heard), Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush (singing), Kestrel, Buzzard, 7 Avocet, 30 Wigeon, 74 Gadwall, 44 Shoveler, 67 Shelduck, 217 Lapwing, 37 Redshank, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Curlew, Grey Wagtail, c400 Teal, c500 Dunlin, 67 Cormorant, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 16 Linnet, 6 House Sparrow, c500 Black-headed Gull, 5 Canada Goose, 8 Greylag Goose (Bernie Weight).
  • Elephant & Castle: Common Buzzard north over Harper Road 3.10pm (Rich Bonser)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: 4 Redwing, 5 Shoveler 10 Tufted Duck, Siskin singing (Bob Husband)
  • Hampstead Heath: 60 Siskin feeding Sanctuary Pond, pair Nuthatch, pair Great Spotted Woodpecker by feeders, 18 Goldfinch, pair Egyptian Goose plus 5 Egyptian Goose Highgate No 1 Pond, pair Stock Dove, pair Kestrel, pair Mistle Thrush, 5 Song Thrush, Black-headed Gull with white Darvic ring on left leg Sports Field, 200 Redwing Cricket Field (Allan Stewart)
  • Honor Oak Park garden, SE23: 6 Rose-necked Parakeet, 2 Starling, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, female Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, 2 Robin, 2 m Blackbird, Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, male Blackcap, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, Feral Pigeon (Paul Francis - the Blackcap was chasing all tits from the feeder, not behaviour I have noticed before.) Blackcap have a tendency to do this - I've observed such behaviour from the species on multiple occasions but interestingly mostly with females, unlike your bird. Interesting find. (Toby Mylett) (The male has been in the garden quite a lot since November last year, but presumably spring has caused this change in behaviour. PF)
  • London Wetland Centre (brief visit to Wildside): Bittern in reeds on N shore of reservoir lagoon, Stonechat SW corner grazing marsh, 4 Water Rail calling and 4 Cetti's heard (Martin Honey)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner, HA5: 20+ Redwing, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Lesser Black-backed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham: 2 Glaucous Gull new juvenile and Surrey's 2w (Dante Shepherd, Andy Tweed)
  • Regent's Park: Firecrest Hanover Grn [area 4] seen briefly 0950 (Twitter)
  • South Barvin Farm/Roundhedge Hill, Enfield: 38 Northern Lapwing on field viewed from Jubilee Path/London Loop 14:55 (Robert Callf)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • South Ruislip (Victoria Road): Kestrel (Alex Massey)
  • Staines Moor: Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 4 Kestrel, 40+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Skylark, Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat, Little Grebe, Pheasant, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, plus many commoner species (Nick Baker).
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: Singing male Blackcap still, 2 Pied Wagtail (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 13.00-16.30 mild / sun Incoming tide - 26 Greylag Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Linnet, 1 Stonechat, 1 Redwing, 7 Meadow Pipit, 65 Lapwing (river), 33 Redshank (river), 47 Dunlin (river), 3 Turnstone (river), 38 Gadwall (river), 6 Teal (river), 2 Common Sandpiper (river), 8 Black-tailed Godwit (river), 2 Kittiwake (Roger Keith)
  • Theydon Bois: 7 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 3 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Redpoll, Nuthatch, Goldcrest.  Woodcock near Loughton (Nick Croft)
  • Trent Park: 3 Common Pochard m 2f, 4 Tufted Duck m 3f, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 4 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Great Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf); also Little Grebe, Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Teal 2m f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Oystercatcher fishing lake am and willows fm lake pm (David Booth via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup, 8 Goldeneye, Peregrine, Kingfisher, 2 Reed Bunting (Conrad Ellam)
  • West Harrow: 3 Red Kite (most I've ever seen at once here), Sparrowhawk, c60 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, solitary Fieldfare (Alex Massey)

Monday 11th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still south terrace palace building showing well, Buzzard SE, drake Gadwall Wood Green Res, 6 Pochard, 2 female Tufted x Pochard hybrids Boating Lake, 20+ Common Gull, 2 female Kestrel, 2 Redwing, Red Admiral, 44 Tufted Duck (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bush Hill Park Golf Course: 2 singing m Song Thrush, 4 Blackbird 3m f (Robert Callf)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2m Bearded Tit, Green Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 20+ Redshank, 2 Curlew, 4 Avocet, 13 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, Goldeneye (Rainham bird), 5 Shelduck, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Linnet, 7 Skylark, 6 Pied Wagtail, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat, Fieldfare, Redwing, 3 singing Song Thrush; Little Egret, Little Grebe, Buzzard, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: adult Polish ringed PTJ9 Mediterranean Gull present 10.00 am to at least 10.45 am. Siskin singing, Nuthatch singing (Bob Husband)
  • One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park SE23: 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming. (Paul Francis)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull, 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Bittern, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, 6 Pintail (WWT)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Song Thrush, Dunnock [foy] (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: Red KIte, Green Woodpecker, 6 Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: Drake Goldeneye, Caspian Gull 3w, 27 Avocet, 36 Black-tailed Godwits, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechats (Sean Huggins)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood, SE26: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Paul Francis)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Shoveler at Darlands (unusual here) plus 5 Teal: elsewhere 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Fieldfare, Redwing, Bullfinch, Greenfinch (John Colmans)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f, m Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 4m 2f, 4 Stock Dove displaying, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 6 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering in London plane 15:55 (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Little Grebe, m Mandarin Duck, 7 Eurasian Teal 5m 2f, 2 f Common Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck m 3f, Common Buzzard, Woodcock, 2 Goldcrest incl singing male, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Great Tit, Nuthatch (Robert Callf); also Kestrel (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Scaup on No 4, 4 Goosander on Lockwood and 6 Goldeneye (Terry Rawlins/ David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 7 singing Song Thrush, 27 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Woolwich Reach: lower foreshore fronting former Royal Arsenal covering TQ4379 & TQ4479: incl 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Common Gull, 8 Gadwall, 4 Redshank, 2 Shelduck and 15 Teal (Mike Robinson)

Sunday 10th February 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Greylag, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 7 Pochard, 35+ Redwing, Treecreeper, 2 Tawny Owl, Gadwall (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: Grey Heron adult, 4 Common Pochard 3m f, 11 Tufted Duck 8m 3f (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: 19 Common Snipe, 86+ Common Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Song Thrush, 24 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Greenfinch (Toby Mylett/RSPB NW London Group)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Church Street NW4: Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Enfield: Brambling in garden off Green Lanes for several days with Chaffinch flock (Markus per Bob Watts)
  • Erith Pier: 1w Caspian Gull X21A (Dante Shepherd, Rich Bonser, Josh Jones)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : 5 Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush (singing), 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Gadwall, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Little Egret, Water Rail, Cormorant, 12 Tufted Duck, Egyptian Goose, 40 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight).
  • Grove allotments, Stroud Green: Blackcap m & f, Brambling m, 5+ Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock, 6+ Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Jay, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush. (Ron Ware)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Jack Snipe, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (John Bushell)
  • Hackney Marshes: 3 Greenfinch in scrub outside filter beds, 1 Stock Dove on meadow nearby (Alastair Dent)
  • Isle of Dogs: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (ad & 1w) Thames shore at Saunders Ness (Sean Huggins)
  • KGV Res: roost, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, half dark hood, 2 Shelduck (A.Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 7 Pintail, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 6 Snipe, 2 Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Morden Hall Park: Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, Kestrel (James Hudson)
  • Mudchute Farm: 16 Redwings, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail (Sean Huggins)
  • Pinner, HA5: 1m Blackcap in private garden (Michael Hammond)
  • Queen's Park: 100+ Redwing (Callum Farrell-Morris)
  • Ravenor Park (Greenford): Little Egret over (1st here), low Red Kite mobbed by gulls, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker chasing each other, 39 Redwing (some sub-song), pr Mistle Thrush (another singing outside park), 10 Chaffinch (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Southgate - Chase Road, N14: 16 House Sparrow feeding flock (Robert Callf)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Peregrine, Red Kite, Buzzard, 4 Skylark, 5 Rook, Pheasant, Grey Heron, 4 Egyptian Goose over (Nigel Dodd)
  • Thamesmead: 1w Caspian Gull X90A (Dante Shepherd, Rich Bonser, Josh Jones)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 100 Common Gull & 8 Pied Wagtail on the playing fields, flock of 150 Black-headed Gull low over, Kestrel, 15 Fieldfare, Little Egret, 2 Greenfinch (Nigel Dodd)
  • Woolwich: 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Dante Shepherd, Rich Bonser, Josh Jones)

Saturday 9th February 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 57+ Redwing, female Tufted Duck x Pochard, 4 Pochard Boating Lake, 44 Tufted Duck, 1w Grey Heron, drake Gadwall Wood Green Res late afternoon (APOG Birders)
  • American Embassy (Nine Elms Lane): Buzzard low below tops of buildings (Michael Mac)
  • Barnet: Red Kite, Buzzard 08:00 Mays Lane (Allan Stewart)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 2 Peregrine, 3 Common Gull, 6 pair Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 22 Shoveler, 18 Grey Heron nests (Michael Mac)
  • Forty Hall CP: 3 Cormorant, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull with white darvic ring E4UN [The Netherlands ringed], first-winter Common Gull, singing m Stock Dove, singing m Song Thrush, 5 Long-tailed Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Golders Hill Park: 4 Jackdaw, 39 Redwing, Chaffinch, Greenfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Grovelands Park: female Smew of questionable origin (James Palmer)
  • Hampstead Heath (West Heath): 4 Shoveler, 2 Song Thrush (Toby Mylett)
  • Hendon Central Circus: Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Higham's Park Lake: Pr Goosander, pr Little Egret, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail, 8 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, c30 Chaffinch, c30 Redwing, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (Joe Dickens)
  • Highams Park Lake: Kingfisher (flying north along west side of lake) (Mike Smith)
  • Holyfield Lake: m Ferruginous Duck showing well from small muddy path off first angler's car park north of weir, actively diving; also 10 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye (Neil Anderson et al)
  • Kingston KT2: Chiffchaff feeding in front garden (P Pentek)
  • Cheshunt, Penton Drive: 2 Cattle Egret still present in Penton Field at 10.00am (Stuart Fisher)
  • Lee Valley, Bowyer's Water: red-head Smew, 20+ Pochard, 80+ Shoveler, 50+ Gadwall (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: Shelduck, 30+ Wigeon, Water Rail (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: 30+ Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail, singing Mistle Thrush (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh: 5 Little Egret, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Lewisham Railway Station: Peregrine flew over midday (Keith Chambers)
  • London Wetland Ventre: 2 Peregrine on main lake island, bathing, Buzzard over heading S., 4 Pintail, 12 Common Snipe, 1 Shelduck, 2 Water Pipit (Martin Honey et al.)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Thamesmead: 2cy Caspian Gull and 3 (2cy, 3cy, 4cy) Yellow-legged Gulls on River Thames at Princess Alice Way (Josh Jones)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, Little Grebe, 4 Mandarin 2m,2f, Nuthatch, 2 f Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2m,f, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • The Brook BR5: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Scaup back on No 4 (which now re-opened for public access), 5 Goldeneye (David Bradshaw, Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Skylark (1 singing), 9 Reed Bunting, 30+ Goldfinch, 3 Song Thrush (1 singing), 2 Redwing, Sparrowhawk, 23 Gadwall, 19 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 4 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Pied Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 30+ Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 7 Shoveler, Pochard, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft/Simon Raper)
  • West Heath Drive NW11: 2 Greenfinch (Toby Mylett)

Friday 8th February 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: female Tufted Duck x Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 21 Common Snipe (S Blake)
  • Biggin Hill: m Pheasant (Jack Headley)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: 14 Siskin including singing males, 5 Shoveler 3m 2f, 6 Tufted Duck 3m 3f (Bob Husband)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake: drake Ferruginous Duck still S of Grebe Hide, 22 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye (Sean Huggins)
  • Pinner Green, Tesco car park: Red KIte circling before being harassed by gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Peregrine (Frank Nugent)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 4 m Common Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck 9m 7f, 127 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove displaying, 3 singing m Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, 12 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush 2 prs, 18 Magpie, 8 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 16:10, 14 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)

Thursday 7th February 2019 Edit

  • Brockwell Park, Brixton / Herne Hill: 151 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, c. 40 Starling, 1 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Greenfinch (Tony Stones)
  • Brook Farm Open Space, Whetstone, N20: Little Egret feeding in Dollis Brook, Redwings (Bob Husband - checking gulls on Open Space & Barnet Lane Playing Fields)
  • Broomfield Park: 3 Cormorant flew over - 1 E & 2 N, 2 Grey Heron ad & imm, 9 Northern Shoveler 5m 4f, 16 Tufted Duck 6m 10f, 9 Moorhen, Black-headed Gull ad with red darvic ring P.1 [The Netherlands ringed], 2 Common Gull ad & first-winter, 3 Herring Gull ad & 2 imm, Stock Dove, 13 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 16:10, 7 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Cleveland Park, West Ealing: c.400 Black-headed Gull, 17 Common Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Two Norwegian colour-ringed gulls - Common Gull white J5CX (ringed Fredrikstat 2001 and not reported since 2013) and Black-headed Gull green JY60 (ringed Oslo 2015). (Bill Haines)
  • Elstree Open Space: Buzzard perched c14.10 (G. James)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 3 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, Egyptian Goose, 2 Jay, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Common Gull, c150 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Redwing 10, Chaffinch 3. (Richard Green, John Bushall)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Little Grebe 2, Teal 3 (1m,2f), Kingfisher, Linnet 4 (Richard Green, John Bushall)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: adult Mediterranean Gull present 09:30-10:00, 46 Black-headed Gulls, adult Common Gull, 2 adult graellsii Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 3 Northern Shoveler, Goldcrest, Eurasian Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 6 Eurasian Siskin including 3 males and frequent song (Dominic Mitchell) - gull photos will be uploaded to https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52457149 and on the Birding London Facebook group. No sign of Med Gull after 10:00 but Siskin singing (Bob Husband)
  • Grovelands Park: the tame/feral redhead Smew on the island with 5 Mandarin Ducks. 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 3 Nuthatch calling (Paul Collins)
  • Hackney Marshes: c70 Carrion Crow in one group near the new changing rooms this evening (Alastair Dent)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher fishing (Tom Moulton)
  • Lamorbey Park Sidcup - 2 Little Grebe, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 11 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush plus usual common species (Ralph Todd/RSPB Bexley Group)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, Water Rail, 2 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 6 Snipe, Sparrowhawk (WWT website) Jack Snipe, 2 Peregrine (pair on Charing Cross Hospital) (James Hudson)
  • Morden Hall Park: 6 Meadow Pipit, Common Snipe, 30 Redwing, Kestrel, 200 Jackdaw over (Michael Mac)
  • Pinner HA5: Redwing, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB Reserve: 1 f Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Marsh Harrier, c200 Black-Tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew (Nigel May).
  • Richmond Bridge Estate: Red Kite drifted W 10.30, f Sparrowhawk (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Woodcock (P. Redmond)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: Singing male Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Tottenham, Broadwater Farm Estate: 2 Peregrine (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 10 Fieldfare, c20 Redwing, Treecreeper, m Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 9 Teal, Coot (Long Pond), c120 Common Gull (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, Little Grebe, 6 Mandarin 4m,2f, 2 Teal m,f, 4 Tufted Duck m,3f. ( Pete Lowman ).
  • Victoria Embankment: 2 Greylag Goose, pecking at cyclists (Ray Crouch)

Wednesday 6th February 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Drake Gadwall Wood Green Res, drake Shoveler, 7 Pochard Boating Lake, 195 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, Herring Gull playing fields flushed from Wood Green Res by tree maintenance work crew, earlier c20 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Chiffchaff (Bob Watts)
  • Arkley Lane Fields: 29 Common Gull, Rook, Ring-necked Parakeet, Stock Dove, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 5 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper (Paul Hyland)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: 2 Peregrine Falcon pr mating (Nathalie Mahieu, Deb Lee Baker)
  • Dugdale Hill Lane EN6: Pied Wagtail, 9 Starling (Toby Mylett)
  • Dyrham Park: 4 Shoveler, Common Buzzard, Raven, 5 Jay, 13 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 26 Fieldfare, Starling, 2 Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Erith Pier Foreshore: 10 Avocet, 132+ Black-tailed Godwit, c30 Dunlin, 98+ Redshank, (Ralph Todd - with Mike Robinson).
  • Erith (Thames' Foreshore off Corinthian Manorway): incl Rock Pipit (Mike Robinson)
  • Finchley Lane NW4: Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Finsbury Park, N4: c80 Redwing at top of hill in field surrounded by boulders, 6 Red-crested Pochard (5 male, 1 female) (Ann Feltham)
  • Grays Riverside: Oystercatcher between Grays and Stone Point, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, Curlew, Marsh Harrier over Swanscombe (Nick Croft)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Teal f, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead Heath: 80 Redwings (and 70 Starlings) feeding around Stone of Free Speech late am, also 160 Black-headed Gulls and 10 Common Gulls feeding on saturated ground (mostly earthworms) at Parliament Hill Fields (Pete Mantle)
  • Hendon Cemetary: Grey Heron (site rarity), 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Ilford: Garden M Blackcap still eating fat balls like mad (Barbara Miller}
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: Firecrest (along mud path opposite old toilet block), Mistle Thrush 2, Redwing 8, Nuthatch, Stock Dove, Peregrine 2, Coal Tit (Eric Brown)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, Jack Snipe, 6 Snipe, Water Pipit, 7 Pintail Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark over W, 66 Lapwing, 16 Common Gull, 2 Shelduck, 3 Water Rail (WWT website); 3 Bittern (2 N shore main lake, 1 N shore Res lag), 12 Common Snipe, 2 Water Pipit, Kestrel (Martin Honey et al.)
  • Lonsdale Road Res: 98 Teal, 1 Shelduck, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. (Adrian Podmore)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 calling Green Woodpecker, 1 Collared Dove (Alastair Dent)
  • Pinner HA5: Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Potters Bar Industrial Estate EN6: 3 Stock Dove (Toby Mylett)
  • Pymmes Park: imm Cormorant, imm Grey Heron, first-winter Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, m Common Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck 20m 11f, no sign of Med Gull, 20+ Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove pr, Song Thrush singing m, 32 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Glaucous Gull still, 5 Caspian Gull all 1w, ad Mediterranean Gull (Dante Shepherd, Andy Tweed)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Stave Hill: 3 Shoveler, c30 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch (John Cadera)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Jackdaw at Sheepwash Pond, Raven near Finchley Nurseries (Toby Mylett)
  • Tufnell Park: Winter roost of House Sparrows on corner of Wyndham Crescent with Junction Rd, just before dusk, I could hear much better than see them, but at least 50 birds, this is the first purely residential property coming south from Archway and the dense evergreen shrubs and climbers are clearly there to block the sight and sound of traffic and form an impenetrable green wall. For those wanting to emulate this the dominant shrub (at least 12ft high) was Elaeagnus, with Jasmine and Ivy scrambling through and over (Pete Mantle) Hi Pete, yes, these birds also sometimes roost further along the railway line on the opposite side of Junction Road, lots of large shrubs there to hide in too. Quite a few of them feed along Huddleston Road during the day. Several pairs are present all year round (Reuben Braddock) Thanks Reuben (PM)
  • Waterworks NR: 3 Greenfinch along fence near red bridge to Hackney Marshes (Alastair Dent)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 20+ Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 550+ Dunlin, 100+ Redshank, 42 Lapwing, Little Egret, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 40+ Linnet (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: male Blackcap feeding on fat balls for 2nd day, Coal Tit on seed-feeder (Steve Howey)
  • Woodford Green: male Blackcap, 3 Siskin, 5 Goldfinch, c20 Chaffinch, Tawny Owl, 2 Treecreeper, Little Egret, Fem Sparrowhawk (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 5th February 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Chiffchaff, 55+ Redwing, 45 Common Gull, 5 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Green NW4: 7 Jackdaw, Redwing (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bury Lake, Rickmansworth: 13 Red-crested Pochard (Roger Dewey)
  • Cheshunt, Penton Drive: 2 Cattle Egret still in Penton Field (James Palmer)
  • CrossnessNR/Foreshore :121 Shelduck, 26 Widgeon, 78 Shoveler,c 400 Teal, Heron, 58 Gadwall, 186 Lapwing, 10 Cormorant, 14 Redshank, 7 Avocet, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, c 600 Dunlin, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting, 9 Cetti`s Warbler, 5 Snipe, 6 Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow, 5 Pochard, Green Woodpecker, 4 Little Grebe,2 Tufted Duck (Bernie Weight)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: Mediterranean Gull 12.00 to 13.00 (Bob Husband & Robin Morden)
  • Golders Green Road NW11: Cormorant over WSW at 1538 (Toby Mylett)
  • Hertford: 13 Waxwings still on Merchant Drive at 1.00 p.m. (Simon West)
  • Horsenden Hill (West): Mixed flock of 50+ Fieldfare and Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Song Thrush, mixed flock 76 Common Gull and Black-headed Gull (Martin Smith)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake: drake Ferruginous Duck (per RBA Harry Lacey/Stuart Hamilton); Ferruginous Duck still present at 12.30pm on inlet just before Grebe Hide — photo here; also Shelduck, 120+ Tufted Duck, 30+ Common Pochard, male Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 6+ Goosander, 200+ Coot, 2 Sparrowhawk (displaying), Buzzard, 3+ Treecreeper, 10+ Siskin, 15+ Linnet (on set-aside just S of lake, 2 birds singing) (Simon Papps); Fudge Duck has no bling on its legs though some tatty inner wing flight feathers (NC); Red Kite, 100+ Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, Snipe (Nick Croft)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Jackdaw, Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail [foy] (Toby Mylett)
  • River Mole, Molesey Heath: Yellow-browed Warbler showing well c.11 am, on branch overhanging the river, beside the second bench on the riverside path (after the bend in the river); Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch and Chiffchaff heard (Paul Francis; pleased to have this lifetime tick - thanks to all who have reported this bird.)
  • Pinner HA5: 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls amongst flock of Common Gulls (Nigel Barratt)
  • Pymmes Park: 2 Mediterranean Gull 13.00 to 15.00, adults, one yellow ringed the other unringed (Bob Husband), also 100s Black-headed Gull incl red darvic ringed bird, 40+ Common Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch singing (Robert Callf)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Whooper Swans [Ldn foy] SE 0955 (per RBA/BirdGuides)
  • Holmethorpe: Black-throated Diver still present (per Twitter)
  • Tottenham (Lordship Lane Rec): 2 Reed Bunting (James Palmer)
  • Trent Park: 7 Mandarin Duck 4m 3f, f Common Pochard, 2 f Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Goldcrest incl one singing m, 6 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Woodford Green: male Blackcap feeding on fat balls, female Blackcap darting in and out of camellia rose bush, 3 Long-tailed Tits on seed feeders (Steve Howey)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on horse fields(Bob Smith)

Monday 4th February 2019 Edit

  • Crouch End N8: 2 Blackcap (m+f) (Sam Jones)
  • Dulwich Sports Ground SE21: 91 Redwing, 62 Starling, 60 Black-headed Gull,7 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 21 Carrion Crow, 6 Jackdaw, 50 Canada Goose (Dave Clark)
  • Horsenden Hill (West): 40+ Fieldfare (Martin Smith)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 2 singing Song Thrush, 6+ Goldfinch in flock (Keith Chambers)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 40+ Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, Goldeneye, 2 Peregrine, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 5 Pintail (WWT website)
  • Mercer's Lake, Merstham: Black-throated Diver still, Chiffchaff (Nick Croft et al); Glaucous Gull roosted Holmethorpe pits (Ed Stubbs)
  • Pymmes Park: Little Grebe, 2 m Common Pochard, 33 Tufted Duck 21m 12f, Mediterranean Gull ad with yellow darvic ring until at least 15:50, 24 Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Stock Dove displaying, Pied Wagtail, 33 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Chaffinch m 3f (Robert Callf)
  • Parson Street NW4: Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Southwark SE1: 1 Long-tailed Tit in Perkins Square - uncommon around here (Reuben Braddock)
  • West Dulwich SE21: f Blackcap in garden (Paul Collins)

Sunday 3rd February 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still south terrace palace building, drake Gadwall, 25 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard Wood Green Res, Peregrine, Chiffchaff, 11 Fieldfare NE, 10+ Redwing, Treecreeper (APOG Birders)
  • Antill Road E3: Song Thrush in garden, first since Dec 2011 (Harry Harrison)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Little Egret (Tom Moulton)
  • Crossness NR: Common Buzzard circling, harassed by a Carrion Crow, over towards the golf range, headed off west, 11.30 am approx (or that's what I thought until I got home and saw that its pale underwing gives rise to thoughts of a Rough-legged. Obviously this possibility did not even enter my head when looking at it. Just wondered if anyone else saw this bird. Or can confirm it as Buteo buteo. Paul Francis)
  • Danson Park: Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Carrion Crow, Robin, Pied/White Wagtail (Harry Halstead)
  • Erith Pier: BONAPARTE'S GULL present from at least 10:53 (BirdGuides) to c.13:00 on rising tide (Simon Bradley, Dante Shepherd et al) but not subsequently; 1.5 Caspian Gull (1w and 1w hybrid German-ringed 'X90A'), 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Dante Shepherd et al); on falling tide in afternoon, 2 Turnstones, 2 Avocet, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 47 Dunlin, 72 Redshank, 2 Gadwall, female Sparrowhawk through (Dominic Mitchell et al)
  • Greenhill Gardens: Mediterranean Gull present briefly between 11.15 - 11.25 when all gulls took off: also 4 Shoveler, Redwing, singing Goldcrest (John Colmans); Mediterranean Gull present 10.00 -10:15 (Allan Stewart)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Teal f, Tufted Duck m, Water Rail, Redwing, 2 Jay (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Teal m on river, Peregrine perched on crane, 2 Reed Bunting in reed terrace next to cable car (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: presumed Ferruginous Duck x Pochard hybrid, 1 Goldeneye, 32 Pochard, 24 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 1 Bullfinch (Tony Blake)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Black-throated Diver Mercers Lake late-aft (Ian Kehl per Dave Harris tweet); Glaucous Gull 2w evg roost (Ian Kehl per Surrey BN tweet)
  • King Edward Memorial Park (E1W): 1 Goldcrest (R. Werpachowski)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Water Pipit, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self & others) 1 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 5+ Pintail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Longfield: 2 Blackcap (M&F on feeders) (Roger Keith).
  • Maple Lodge NR, Herts: Great Egret over pm (BirdGuides)
  • Mill Hill NW7: 10+ Redwing, Simmonds Mead, Mill Hill roundabout (S Blake)
  • Mudchute Farm: 15 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush incl 2 greyish-toned birds presumably of nominate race (Sean Huggins)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite circling low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen's Park: 20+ Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush (Callum Farrell-Morris)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 23 Northern Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 1200 Northern Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff, 52 Common Snipe, Barn Owl, Peregrine, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 2 European Stonechat, and among Goldfinch flock at feeders a presumed escaped individual with uncoded yellow closed ring on right leg and no BTO-type ring on left leg (Dominic Mitchell); also 52 Avocets, Water Pipit (Pat Hart), 2 Marsh Harriers and Common Buzzard over Wennington (Martin Jordan)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Woodcock, 11 Meadow Pipit into roost (P Pentek); Red-legged Partridge, 4 Stonechat, 14 Meadow Pipit (probably same group as yours Phil) (P. Redmond)
  • RSPB Rye Meads: Yellowhammer, Buzzard, Kestrel on pylon in car park (Harringay Birder); Bittern lea marsh reedbed am (per RSPB tweet)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 2 Shoveler (Frank Nugent)
  • Shoreham: 1 Short-eared Owl, nr Magpie Bottom, Romney Street area (Dave de Silva, Adam McCullouch)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 10 Teal, m Pheasant, 3 Red Kite (2 together), 2 (possibly 3) Peregrine (1st record of more than one. Regular female cruising near marsh; 40 minutes later noticed 3 birds having tussle while I was on footbridge + there was male & female Peregrine having a tussle with Crow near its nest site; pr then flew back together over open field towards aerodrome), f Kestrel, Green Sandpiper in flight landing by brook, 3 Stock Dove, Skylark, 28 Fieldfare N, Redwing, 2 Rook over, 4 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Treecreeper, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 6 Teal, 3 Greenfinch, singing Chaffinch, 15 Lapwing, 13 Meadow Pipit, 75 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese plus Farm Goose, 2 Egyptian Geese (John Colmans & Simon Worsfold)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 5 Fieldfare (side paddocks), 2 Goldcrest, 9 Linnet (Jon Agar)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Brambling (was also seen on 1st Feb), 4 Snipe, 3 Shelduck, 6 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: male Blackcap, female Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Ken Murray)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, 172 Common Gull, 21 Pied Wagtail (20 on pitch), 12 Fieldfare on pitch, 3 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 2nd February 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Waxwing flew E 1010, earlier near Circus car park and lower slopes, 1w Black Redstart still south terrace palace building, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 93 Fieldfare mostly NE, 25+ Redwing, Treecreeper, 7 Pochard, 34 Tufted Duck, 2 Female Aythya hybrids Boating Lake, Buzzard from E over Filter Beds, 31 Common Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Little Egret, Woodcock (flushed from bank near N hide), Common Buzzard 11.35 East Marsh, (Roy Beddard); second Buzzard flew East 14:08 (Andrew Self); 8 Common Snipe, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk 8.00 - 11.30 (Simon Worsfold)
  • Broadwater, riverside between Moorhall Road and yacht club: Siberian Chiffchaff, 30 Common Chiffchaff (4 abietinus) 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtails. (Roger Morton)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Coldblow Fields Bexley: 28 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 46+ Chaffinch, 15 Reed Bunting (Ralph Todd)
  • Erith: BONAPARTE'S GULL (RBA) 
  • Erith (Thames foreshore off Corinthian Manorway): incl 220+ Black-tailed Godwit, Grey Wagtail, 60+ Redshank, Rock Pipit (Mike Robinson) 
  • Erith (Thames foreshore in vicinity of Erith Pier): incl 7 Avocet (Mike Robinson) 
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, 9 Gadwall, 20 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, Water Rail, c200 Black-headed Gulls, 7 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Jay, Bullfinch, 7 Siskin plus usual common species (Ralph Todd)
  • Greenhills Gardens, Barnet: Grey Heron, 4 Northern Shoveler 3m f, no sign of Med Gull, 91 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull 2 ad 1 first-winter, Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Siskin 3m 3f feeding in alders - 13:00 - 13:35 hrs (Robert Callf) 
  • Ilford: Male Blackcap in garden gorging itself on fatcake (Barbara Miller) 
  • Kingston: Peregrine circling low over market square 12.07 (Simon Osborn) 
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Little Grebe, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Firecrest (seen in hedge along mud path opposite the old toilet block but mobile ), Coal Tit, 2 Jackdaw (Mike Amos).  
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Goldeneye, 2 Bittern, 4 Common Snipe, 1m Peregrine on Ch. X and 1f bathing on main lake (long island near Obs), 2 Water Pipit, 2m 2f Pintail (Martin Honey et al.)  
  • Marble Arch: Adult Mediterranean Gull with Black-headed Gulls on grassy area adjacent to the arch to 08:20 at least (D. McKenzie per Twitter).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds & Lee Valley Paddocks: 10 Meadow Pipit over, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwing, 10 Blackbird, 40 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch in a mixed feeding flock (Rhys Evans)
  • Putney Heath: Peregrine, Meadow Pipit (Les Evans-Hill) 
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: c30 Shoveler, Common Buzzard, 2 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Nuthatch, c80 Redwing (c70 feeding on ground in Copse Wood), 2 m Lesser Redpoll feeding in birch (Copse Wood), 3 Greenfinch over (Neil Anderson) 
  • Rye Meads NR: 2 Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Buzzard, Shelduck, Little Grebe, Common Gull (Eduardo López Salas) 
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Common Buzzard, 1200 Dunlin, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Turnstone, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Raven (Andrew Self) 
  • The Brook BR5: 7+ Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Greylag Goose, Water Rail, Little Egret (Jack Headley) 
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 5 Goldeneye, 30 Fieldfare over (Rhys Evans)
  • Wanstead Flats: Woodcock, 19 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 500+ Common Gull, 27 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 19 Shoveler, Kestrel, 35 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 33 Redwing, 6 Teal, 2 Gadwall, Kestrel, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, possible Hawfinch calling over Chalet Wood (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon Common: Buzzard (Les Evans-Hill) 
  • Worcester Park: 2 Fieldfare, Lapwing, 45 Redwing on horse fields (Bob Smith) 
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Stonechat (Paul Thomas). 7 Linnet, 25 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 240 Black-headed Gull including one with yellow leg ring 2PHA (Charlie Farrell)

Friday 1st February 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Female Gadwall Boating Lake, Siskin heard nearby, 35+ Redwing, 6 Pochard, 38 Common Gull, pair Mute Swan Wood Green Res then flew N (APOG Birders)
  • Brent ReservoirMediterranean Gull ad on raft in North Marsh 11:05 (pic), Little Egret, 14 Common Snipe, Sparrowhawk m, Kestrel m (Magnus Andersson, Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Colney Street AL2: Red Kite (Toby Mylett)
  • Epping Forest (Whitehall Plain, Chingford): Hawfinch flew over north at 8.15 (Ian Lycett)
  • Erith - Woolwich Arsenal: 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Dante Shepherd)
  • Euston and Somers Town: Waxwing heard calling very briefly at around 12:58 on Doric Way, 2 Goldfinch, c.3 Redwing on Werrington Street (Kabir Kaul)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: adult male Mediterranean Gull (red Darvic Polish ring PTJ9) present at 1.30 pm with 82 Black-headed Gull, 2 male Shoveler (Bob Husband)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Water Rail, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Bushell, Conrad Ellam & Richard Green.
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Cormorant n, 2 Redwing (Neil Batten)
  • Pinner HA5: Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, 5 Redwing, Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • Pymmes Park: ad Mediterranean Gull on Playing Field [more Common Gulls today in flock], Fieldfare, 28 Redwing, Nuthatch, 2 Shoveler pr 1300 - 1330 (Davey Leach)
  • Ravenor Park (Greenford): Green Woodpecker, c25 Redwing feeding close to main walkway, 5 Jackdaw, 15+ House Sparrow (Neil Anderson)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 28 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 86 Pochard, 16 Snipe, 35 Teal, 82 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon, 16 Shoveler, 32 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck, 1 Mute Swan, 15 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Siskin (at least), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kittiwake (1w flew off east) (Paul Larkin / Roger Keith)
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