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July's best birdsEdit

July usually produces something noteworthy, such as 2018’s Marsh Sandpiper and 2017’s Pectoral Sandpiper. But this year, not so much.

One of the more noteworthy birds in a quiet month was another sandpiper: Wood Sandpiper was seen on several dates at each of three sites — Beddington Farmlands (2nd, 5th, 11th, 12th), Rainham Marshes (11th, 28th, 29th) and Dagenham Chase (20th, 30th, 31st).

Another notable wader was Greenshank. In recent years there have usually been fewer than a dozen records in July, but this month we had nearly 30 reports from a total of 11 different sites.

Among a further 16 wader species this July were a Curlew Sandpiper in full summer plumage on the Thames foreshore at Crayford Marshes on the 27th, a Sanderling at Staines Reservoir on the 19th and a Spotted Redshank at Rainham/Purfleet on the 28th.

(On the 18th, a small peep was flushed by a Sparrowhawk at Staines Reservoir. Was it a Little Stint or a Temminck’s Stint — which was seen there in June — or even a Red-necked or Long-toed? We will never know.)

Pelecaniforms Edit

A Great Egret arrived at Richmond Park’s Upper Pen Pond on the 24th and was seen regularly through into August. Great Egret were also seen at Rainham Marshes on the 19th (two birds), 21st and 27th. Earlier in the month, one was bizarrely seen flying low along Lewisham High Street on the 6th and two flew over St James's Park in central London on the 14th. Also on the 14th, Rainham Marshes hosted a Cattle Egret and a Spoonbill, with the latter hanging around for six days.

Larids Edit

A Roseate Tern passed downriver through Erith on the 21st. Other notable terns included at least 20 Black Tern at Staines Reservoir on the 27th, a Sandwich Tern through Walthamstow Wetlands on the 29th and three more Sarnies at Rainham Marshes on the 29th. The month’s many reports of Yellow-legged Gull included a count of at least 67 birds around Rainham tip on the 22nd.

Passerines Edit

A Yellow Wagtail was at Hilfield Park Reservoir on the 2nd. London’s first Wheatear of the season was reported at Beddington SF on the 5th — with no more seen until further birds started trickling through from the 27th. A Lesser Redpoll passed over Golders Green on the 4th, and a couple of miles away in Muswell Hill one was heard calling repeatedly on the 11th.

(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.)


Wednesday 31st July 2019Edit

  • Beddington Sewage Farm: Little Egret, Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Bow Creek: Common Sandpiper (James Heal per ELBF FB)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: Little Egret, 2 eclipse m Mandarin Duck, 3 Tufted Duck f & 2 yng (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Hobby, 7+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 130+ Swifts, 22 House Martin, juv Sand Martin (Magnus Andersson)
  • Broadwater Lake: incl 4 Little Egret, Common Buzzard (Chris Lamsdell via eBird)
  • Bugsby’s Reach: ad Mediterranean Gull roosting on barge moored opp Greenwich Ecology Park 1525 (Joe Beale tweet)
  • Crayford Marshes: incl Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 40 Common Tern, Reed Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Meadow Pipit am (Nick Upton via eBird)
  • Dagenham Chase: Wood Sandpiper still early-am (BirdGuides); also 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 11 Lapwing, Common Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 45 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, Stock Dove (Steve Bacon, Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Hampstead Heath: Greylag Goose on Leg of Mutton Pond (James Levy)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden-Stockwell: 15 House Sparrows including at least 2 young from 2nd clutch (Michael Mac)
  • Hyde Park: juv Great Black-backed Gull serpentine (Finlay Hutchinson tweet)
  • Kempton Park NR "permit only": 5 Green Sandpiper, 29 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Lambeth Hospital area: 2 Swifts (Michael Mac)
  • London Wetland Centre: 30+ Teal, Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, 17 Swift, Hobby, 10 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Lower Clapton "E5": 10 Swifts overhead evg (Alastair Dent)
  • Lynsters Lake nr Maple Cross: m Common Scoter pm viewable fr hedge opp St Thomas of Canterbury Church (Paul Lewis via BirdGuides/Herts BC)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 8 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 26 Teal, Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 30 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 2 Swift, Rook over, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap (Paul Lewis via eBird)
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Juvenile Sparrowhawk with prey, Mill Hill, 31st July 2019 (© Andrew Haynes 2019)

  • Mill Hill "NW7": juv Sparrowhawk on my lawn for half an hour, plucking, tearing apart and devouring a Starling - nothing left but feathers and bits of intestine (Andrew Haynes).
  • Pinner Park Farm: 4 Little Owl, 1 Kestrel (Charlie Farrell)
  • Plumstead Common "Albatross St": {5 Pipistrelle again in gdn 21.30, then 2 slightly larger bats behaviour seems to fit Serotine} (Patrick English)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl m Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kestrel, Skylark, 12 House Martin (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Sanderling moulting-ad again am (Derek Barker/Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: Garganey still, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Bearded Tit (Tom Jordan); Wood Sandpiper (RSPB via ELBF FB); also 37 Teal, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 3 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 200 Black-headed Gull, 22 Great Black-backed Gull, 47 Herring Gull, 52 Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Swift, 6 Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, 35 Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin, 10 Bearded Tit, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 14 Sedge Warbler, 27 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 17 Common Whitethroat (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); also 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank (per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Garganey still, Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern 2juv all fr draper hide (Jeff Bailey via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: 2 broods Tufted Duck (Andrew Self)
  • Staines Reservoir "4-6pm": 4 Black-necked Grebe 2 each basin, Little Ringed Plover, 17+ Common Sandpiper, c20 Common Tern (Tony Sweetland tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: f Peregrine owl_field, 19 Swift, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, ad Red Kite, 23 Stock Dove, 5 Blackcap, Kestrel, 7 Rook lapwing_field, Common Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch migrant hedge, 5 Swallow, Black-headed Gull, 3juv Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 4 House Martin (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 5 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull fos, 6 Common Tern, juv Cuckoo willows fm am (TyttGP tweet); 4+ Red Kite willows fm (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC); 8 Common Tern fishing lake (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 220+ Swift, 150+ House Martin, 150+ Sand Martin, 293 Coot, 45 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Chiffchaff, 15 Common Tern, 6 Stock Dove, 68 Cormorant, 16 Egyptian Geese, 12 Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Samuel Levy et al); 1 Wheatear, 7 Common Sandpiper (Rhys Evans)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Nuthatch, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Sand Martin, 20 House Martin, 3 Swift (Chris Farthing)

Tuesday 30th July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite, Swift, {2 Jersey Tiger} (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 10 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler (Brent Birders); Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5+ Common Tern, c20 Swift, 3+ House Martin, 1 Common Sandpiper in N Marsh (Steve Blake)
  • Crayford Marshes: 14 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 20+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Greenshank, 2 House Martin, 3 Kestrel, 11 Black-tailed Godwit all in late-pm visit (Jack Headley)
  • Crossness: 6 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, Barn Owl, 30+ Swift, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 3 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 4 Bearded Reedling (Donna Zimmer tweet)
  • Dagenham Chase: Wood Sandpiper on slack early-am (BirdGuides); also 11 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Steve Bacon, Vince Halley-Frame, Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB); incl 4 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, Kingfisher, Kestrel (Sam Wesley per ELBF FB)
  • Enfield "Enfield Rd EN2": Hobby SE 1307 (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Swift S 1330, Goldcrest, Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
  • Hammersmith Broadway: 2 Peregrine flying around (Neil Anderson)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: 25 Teal, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Panshanger Park: incl 3 Little Egret, Greenshank broadwater, 2 Common Tern osprey_lake, 2+ Little Owl, Meadow Pipit (Murray Brown/Barry Trevis via Herts BC)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": Little Egret, 2 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 14 Yellow-legged Gull am (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: Garganey still am, Caspian Gull juv w/ yellow ring on Thames off Coldharbour Pt 1350 (BirdGuides); also c180 Yellow-legged Gull (Dante Shepherd, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 40 Common Sandpiper (Dante Shepherd per ELBF FB); also Pintail, 3 Marsh Harrier, 6 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, Curlew, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, Redshank, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Common Tern, 85 Swift, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, 12 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 11 House Martin, 800 Starling, 200 House Sparrow (Howard Vaughan, Andy Tweed, Sean Huggins et al via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great White Egret still, Water Rail afternoon (Gloria Whaley)
  • South Lodge Farm: 3 Pied Wagtail ad 2juvs, 25 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: Little Egret, Bullfinch (John Hughes via Surrey BC)
  • Swiss Cottage "Adamson Rd": Tawny Owl calling am (John Cadera)
  • The Brook "BR5": 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: 24 Stock Dove, 25 Swift, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3juv Red Kite long pond, juv Common Buzzard, 17 Rook lapwing_field, 15 Swallow, 11 House Martin, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Common Whitethroat, 20+ Chiffchaff (Samuel Levy)
  • Tower of London "area": 1 Kestrel (Dave de Silva)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldfinch, 9 Mandarin, Green Woodpecker, {Large White, Small White, 3 Comma, 10+ Gatekeeper, 10+ Meadow Brown} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 6+ Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 4+ Garden Warbler family early-am (Rupert Evershed tweet); 6 Green Sandpiper main gp below high viewpt, 6 Common Tern fishing lake (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)

Monday 29th July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Swift, 2 Peregrine, Pochard, 7 Chiffchaff, c20 Black-headed Gull, 2 Jackdaw, {Brown Hawker} (APOG Birders)
  • Ardleigh Green: juv Cuckoo over (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull 3s (BFBG per Surrey BC); 2 Tree Sparrow (per BirdTrack volunteer)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Song Thrush, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: 2 House Martin (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 11 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, c8 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Kestrel, 4 House Martin, 6+ Common Whitethroat, 15+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Tern, Little Egret, Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, singing Skylark (Jack Headley)
  • Erith Pier: 2 juv Mediterranean Gull midday (Josh Jones tweet)
  • Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments: juv Greenfinch (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Greenwich: 12 Swift, Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • Hither Green Cemetery "Lewisham Crematorium": 1300 Ring-necked Parakeets in 15 minutes flying in to roost from SW over Verdant Lane/Whitefoot Lane junction (Dave de Silva)
  • Hyde Park: 12 House Martin (Ray Crouch)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 70 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Hobby, Coal Tit, 4 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat (Paul Hawkins, Dave McGough, Tom Bell per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Dunlin evg (Neville Smith tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 22 Teal, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 8 Swift feeding briefly over main lake then S, 5 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat sheltered lagoon (WWT website)
  • Plumstead Common "SE18": 2 Common Swift over s, {several nights of no more than 3 individuals but now on a calm night again 10+ Pipistrelle Bats present in local garden moth-catching under plumb tree then 21:30 s direct towards Woodlands Farm and Oxleas Woods (Patrick English)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 8 Swift, 6 House Martin, 3 Peregrine 1f 2juv, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Marsh Harrier m f 2juv, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Barn Owl, 2 Ruff, 2 Kestrel, 58 Shoveler, 52 Lapwing, Sand Martin, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 15 Shelduck, Common Buzzard, Wood Sandpiper still, 3 Common Sandpiper, 17 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 3 Gadwall, Stock Dove, 6 Bearded Tit, 11 Little Egret, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Pochard, 2juv Red Kite, Sedge Warbler, juv Yellow-legged Gull, {Southern Hawker, 2+ Southern Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Brown Argus, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Water Vole} (Samuel Levy, Joan Arnold & Nicola Goldsmith); 3 Sandwich Tern (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB monthly summary)
  • Regent's Park: 8 Swift over lake 0845, 6 House Martin over Park Rd colony [1 nest being visited but no nestlings visible], 2 Willow Warbler chat pen [area 39], 3+ local Reed Warbler still, 2 Garden Warbler [a20 & a41] (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Great Egret still, Little Egret, Common Snipe, Water Rail, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, brood of 4 Tufted Duck (Phil Pentek)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: incl Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 2 Bearded Reedling, 4 Skylark, 2 Bank Martin, 2 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat am (Nick Upton via eBird)
  • Trent Park: 19 Mandarin Duck lower lake, {m Oak Eggar} (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 5 Little Egret, 21 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, 5 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: c10 House Martin, c6 Sand Martin, 2 Swift over Leyton Marsh (Alastair Dent)

Sunday 28th July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Sandpiper s end of Wood Green Res, 7+ Greenfinch, 4 House Martin, c25 Swift (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": 3 Common Buzzard family, 12 Swift, 100+ Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 4 Grey Wagtail, 40+ Pied Wagtail, {14+ Jersey Tiger Moth} (Dave Morrison tweet); 6juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Sandpiper (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 7 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Common Tern, 5 Green Woodpecker, 10+ House Martin, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Reed Bunting, 10+ Sand Martin, Song Thrush, 6 Swallow, 7 Swift, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
  • Crossness LNR: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Sandpiper both at outfall otherwise quiet (Jack Headley)
  • Enfield "EN2": 3 Bullfinch 2m f feeding 0650 at private site (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: juv Caspian Gull, 16 Yellow-legged Gulls inc red-ringed German 92T (Josh Jones)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": {1st records of both Gatekeeper, Southern Hawker} (Samuel Levy)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Blake tweet)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Sanderling evg (Neville Smith tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 3 Peregrine hunting, 6 House Martin, Common Tern, 27 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 3 Common Snipe, 2 well-grown Pochard juvs (WWT website)
  • Loughton "Roding Rd Allotments": f Wheatear 1630 then W towards tube stn (NE Ldn RSPB Grp tweet/Jeff Gooding via BirdTrack)
  • Marylebone "Baker St": 2 occupied House Martin nests on apt block at s end of Glentworth St (Tom Smith)
  • Nutfield "Marshes NR": Tree Sparrow (per BirdTrack)
  • Plumstead Common "SE18": 2 Common Swift w at 09:00, {10+ Pipistrelle Bats 5min around plumb tree 09:30 then s towards Woodlands Farm and Oxleas Woods. A local roost?} (Patrick English)
  • Primrose Hill: 7 Swift [4 drifted S 0605-0615 & 3 NNE 0630], 8 House Martin over Regent's Park Rd colony but no nestlings seen (Twitter)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Mediterranean Gull 2s, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Tern (Fraser Simspon tweet)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 1-2 Garganey, 6 Avocet, juv Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, 49 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, m Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, 2 Bearded Tits, Cetti's Warbler (Dominic Mitchell); also 14 Shelduck, 15 Shoveler, Wigeon, Pochard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank [presumably the Purfleet bird], 8 Yellow-legged Gull, 8 Common Tern, 22 Swift, Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 20 Sand Martin, 15 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: staging Garden Warbler fos wildlife gdn [area 20] (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret upper pen pond still (J Lowther/S Weingarten per Surrey BC); also incl 2 Little Egret, 3 Common Tern, 6 Kestrel, Skylark, House Martin, Treecreeper (James Lowther & Sarah Weingarten via eBird)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Common Buzzard, 6 Common Gull, 3 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, Reed Warbler, 2 Bullfinch (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper (John Hughes via Surrey BC)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper am (Dave Carlsson tweet); incl Dunlin, 20 Common Tern, 18 Black Tern still over s basin am, 5 Swift, 15 Bank Swallow (David Niland via eBird)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, Red Kite in heavy moult, Common Buzzard, juv Kestrel, 2 Peregrine [ad f on a regular perch. Later second bird flying around briefly buzzed perched bird then went into dive along long hedge c20m from me. Clearly a juv with brownish tones to upperparts. As it flew to edge of wood ad joined it & it turned upside down with talons outstretched before both birds flew side by side towards airfield], 6 Stock Dove, 5 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Reed Bunting, 11+ Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • The Brook "BR5": 2 Little Grebe, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, c4 calling Chiffchaff, 3 Long-tailed Tit, f Tufted Duck & yg (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP "n section 0815-0945": incl 3 Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: incl 6+ Little Egret, 25 Lapwing, Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 4 Common Tern, 3 Little Owl, 6+ Sand Martin, 30+ House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": pr Common Whitethroat & almost fully-grown juvs, 1-2 Bullfinch h (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Treecreeper by new hide [first since 2015], Sandwich Tern [Ldn fos] N late aft (Walthamstow Birders); also 30+ Swift, 150-200 Sand Martin, 2 Peregrine, 150+ House Martin, Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Tern, {Banded Demoiselle, Holly Blue, Small White, Large White, Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Jersey Tiger, Red Admiral} (Samuel Levy et al) 2104 Tufted Duck, 611 Coot, 155 Pochard, 135 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 87 Herring Gull, 62 Mallard, 54 Great Crested Grebe, 54 Canada Goose, 44 Mute Swan, 31 Cormorant, 24 Moorhen, 21 Black Headed Gull, 20 Little Grebe, 14 Egyptian Goose, 9 Greylag Goose, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper. (LWT Survey)
  • Warley CP "1800-1900": f Sparrowhawk, 4 Swift, Hobby high S towards tylers common, 2 House Martin, Nuthatch, 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS)
  • Warren Farm, Norwood Green: Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Skylark, {Jersey Tiger} (Phil Belman)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Little Egret, c30 Goldfinch, {2 Shaded Broad-bar} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 27th July 2019Edit

  • Beckenham Place Park: 10 Swifts, some being chased by 2 Hobbys (Adam McCulloch per Dave de Silva)
  • Beckton: Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Mediterranean Gull, 3 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 20+ Common Tern, 30 Sand Martin (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, Greenshank, Redshank, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Willow Warbler [first of autumn] (Andrew Self)
  • Chafford Hundred: Green Sandpiper (David Darrell-Lambert per ELBF FB)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Gadwall, 6 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 17 Lapwing, Turnstone [Ldn fos], c9 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Common Gull 1w, 20+ Yellow-legged Gull, 20+ Common Tern, 12+ Swift, 6+ singing Skylark, 9 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2-3 Pied Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler, 15+ Reed Warbler, juv Sedge Warbler, 3+ calling Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting h, c10 Common Whitethroat, 2+ Blackcap h, singing Cetti's Warbler, 100+ Linnet, 250+ Goldfinch, 8 Greenfinch, Curlew Sandpiper fsp on foreshore west of Darenth Barrier, 2 singing Corn Bunting (Jack Headley)
  • Crossness: Turnstone at outfall, 6+ Little Egret, 7 Common Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 15+ Lapwing, 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad 2s, 70+ Common Tern, hybrid Shelduck, 30 Shelduck yg in two groups (John Archer)
  • Enfield "EN2": Whinchat ad f at private site - second of 'autumn' here (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley: "gdn N3" f Sparrowhawk, "Oakdene Park N3": 30+ Swift, being mobbed by Hobby (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Hobby first for site, 2 Common Tern, Swift, 3 Sand Martin, 6+ Reed Warbler, Linnet, Reed Bunting (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, Common Tern, Hobby, 2 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, Wheatear grazing marsh (WWT website)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": Common Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 424 Black-headed Gull, 14 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit ony": 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover ad, 3 Oystercatcher (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 18 Shelduck, 15 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Great Egret E, 9 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier m 2juv, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Curlew, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 12 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern, 7 Sand Martin, 2 Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 15 Reed Bunting (Sean Huggins, Dave Smith, Brian Churches per ELBF FB); 5juv Yellow-legged Gull (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, {Marbled White} (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Staines Reservoir: 20+ Black Tern [Ldn fos] am (Dave Kenrick tweet); 18 Black Tern still late am on S basin, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-necked Grebe on N basin (Ken Purdey, Rob Innes, Franko J Maroevic)
  • Streatham Hill Station: {Jersey Tiger Moth} (A La Pietra)
  • Thorndon CP "s section 1430-1530": incl Common Tern, 2 Nuthatch (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Trent Park: 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Common Whitethroat, 2 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Mandarin, 4 Stock Dove, Treecreeper, pr Tufted Duck, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm "Tytt GPs": incl 6 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 5+ Common Tern am (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); also 22 Lapwing (TyttGP tweet); "Willows Fm" Little Owl, c40 Linnet am (Chris Ruis tweet); "pylon corner" 2 Garden Warbler, juv Willow Warbler (Chris Ruis tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 18 Common Sandpipers (David Bradshaw)

Friday 26th July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Tern [adult & juv but note these have not bred on site but presumably either Walthamstow or Woodberry Wetlands], 40+ Swift, 20+ Black-headed Gull (APOG Birders); no Common Terns bred at either of those sites this year (Chris Farthing)
  • Ardleigh Green: Common Term (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite W, 3 Little Egret, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Coursers Rd GPs: incl 1+ Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Dagenham Chase: 10 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Linnet (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Golders Green: Peregrine just south N over Finchley Road (Bob Watts)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kites [prob pr] circling over neighbouring gardens, 20+ Swift circling around, [Gypsy Moth, Silver-Y in garden] (Neil Anderson)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Whinchat briefly on mound behind watercolour lagoon 1 (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Juniper Hall: prob Black Kite E 1815 [seen earlier at 4pm by Phil Saunders circling nr M3 jn2 just outside Ldn area] (Liam Andrews tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 15 Teal, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Tawny Owl calling from entrance lake early-am, Hobby, 8 Swallow S, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat (WWT website)
  • Panshanger Park: Common Sandpiper h, 2+ Little Owl (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Sanderling on n bank fr c/p 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Mediterranean Gull [yellow AZLK ringed Germany 11-Jun-2019] (Paul Hawkins tweet); also 10 Yellow-legged Gull (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB); incl 3 Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 20 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Whimbrel, Curlew, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, Barn Owl, 23 Swift, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, Blackcap, 12 Common Whitethroat, 2 Greenfinch, 9 Reed Bunting (per ELBF FB); Barn Owl (Tony O’Brien, Tom Bell, Dawn Cowan per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Great Egret all Upper Pen Pond (Friday BG)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 7 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, juv Mediterranean Gull again all fr draper hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Trent Park: 4 Mandarin Duck, 3+ Sparrowhawk inc two juvs - m & f - conifer plantation top of Snakes Lane nr Oakwood ent, 10 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Redshank S down fishing lake 0850 (Andrew Steele tweet); also incl 5+ Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Common Tern, Cuckoo (TyttGP tweets)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby with small prey item, 4 Kestrel incl 2 presumed fledglings, 20+ Swift, 7 House Martin, 3 Skylark, singing Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, first 2 returning Teal of autumn, Yellow-legged Gull still in gull roost, 100+ Black-headed Gull [at least 15 of this year's young], 650+ Starling foraging on flats (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 5 Little Egret (Bob Vaughan)

Thursday 25th July 2019Edit

  • Ardleigh Green: juv Mediterranean Gull anting (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 2 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Sand Martin 4 nest-holes active & 2 nestlings visible, 10+ Linnet, 2m Yellowhammer (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Sparrowhawk, 11 Lapwing, 6 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Foots Cray: c50 Common Swift in a mass swirling high into the sky (Patrick English)
  • Greenford "UB6": Hobby over gdn 05.50 then went into pusuit mode, 10 Swift (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill and Highgate Ponds 19.45”: Kingfisher at Sanctuary Pond my first this year, 6 f Mandarin inc 2juv, f Tufted Duck & 3yg, f Kestrel, c80 Swift, Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock); {2 Silver-washed Fritillary near Spaniards Inn} (Bob Watts)
  • Honor Oak "Mundania Rd SE22": 30+ Swift 21.00 (Paul Francis)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 6 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: {m Lesser Emperor still} (Jake Klavins, Penny Smallshire); 23 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit pm, 2 Common Sandpiper pm, Common Snipe, 7 Common Tern S am, Peregrine, 7 Swallow S am, 2 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Lower Clapton "E5": c30 Swift screaming overhead 0630 (Alastair Dent)
  • Rainham RSPB: 6 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still on Upper Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, Common Sandpiper (John Hughes via Surrey BC)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “08.00-10.00 outgoing tide, hot”: 6 Reed Warbler inc 2juv & 2h, 1 Kestrel juv, 2m Marsh Harrier, 1 Raven, 16 Common Whitethroat inc 2 groups of 5 juvs, 16 Greylag Goose, 12 Linnet inc some juvs, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Mallard inc 4yg, 13 Cormorant at Broadness point [BN], 2 Oystercatcher BN, 1 Common Gull ad BN, 1 Redshank BN, 1 Common Sandpiper BN, 16 Herring Gull BN, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull BN, 9 Great Black-backed Gull BN, {lots of Gatekeepers, 1 Weasel} (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 11 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 500+ Swift [ridiculous amounts of Swifts over Totteridge Lane flock was from the Long Pond to at least the top of Owl Field - possibly many more than number stated], Pied Wagtail, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, juv Firecrest substation, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Black-headed Gull, 20 Stock Dove, 4 Common Buzzard, 9 Common Whitethroat, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Nuthatch, Mandarin & 3yg Darlands, Tawny Owl, Grey Heron, 4 Kestrel, Hobby, Mistle Thrush, {Purple Hairstreak, Speckled Wood, Large White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Cinnabar Caterpillars, Small/Essex Skipper, Common Darter, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Azure Damselfly, Red-eyed Damselfly, Black-tailed Skimmer, Southern Hawker, Peacock, Brown Hawker, Emperor Dragonfly, Red Admiral} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tufnell Park: {Jersey Tiger Moth in back gdn} (Reuben Braddock)
  • Warren Gorge: incl 2 Gadwall, Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 5 Cormorant, Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 50 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 8 Blackcap (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Worcester Park: Hobby over observers gdn 1645 (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 24th July 2019Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe (Brent Birders)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 10+ Swift (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": c35 Swift several over gdn & c30 over allotments at top of road (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mute Swan pr & 3yg, 4 Egyptian Goose pr & 2yg, f Mandarin Duck, eclipse m Northern Shoveler, f Common Pochard, 3 Stock Dove, Nuthatch (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe fr Hogg Ln viewing platform, Common Sandpiper dam wall (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • Honor Oak "Mundania Rd SE22": 50+ Swift 30+ 20.56 plus c20 further south (Paul Francis)
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 1 Tawny Owl calling in leaf yard, 4 Mandarin Duck, 8 Red-crested Pochard, c250 Greylag Goose, c50 Egyptian Goose, 100+ Herring Gull, 16 Pochard, Stock Dove, c90 Mute Swan (Charlie Farrell)
  • Knightsbridge: c20 House Martin around roof of Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: {m Lesser Emperor} (Jake Klavins); juv Garganey lagoon, 2 Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, juv Peregrine hunting over main lake (WWT website)
  • M1 Jn2: Red Kite over (Samuel Levy)
  • Mardyke Valley, Stifford-Aveley; incl juv Sparrowhawk, 4juv Common Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, juv Kestrel, 17 Swallow, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 14juv Common Whitethroat, 3 Treecreeper, 4 Greenfinch, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Pinner “HA5”: 40+ Ring-necked Parakeet over in two flocks on way to roost (Nigel Barratt)
  • Plumstead Common "SE18 2SA": no sign of local four or five Common Swift pairs plus offspring, {but 10+ Pipistrelle Bats in Albatross St gdn actively feeding 09.30pm then dispersed within 15min (Patrick English)
  • Rainham RSPB: Red Kite (Andy and Frances Hibbard per ELBF FB); 6 Avocet, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Whimbrel, 8 Swift, Hobby, 20 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Great Egret still early pm Upper Pen Pond reedbed, 1 Little Egret (Steve Read per FJM); 123 Black-headed Gulls (Nigel Jackman)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood CP: Green Sandpiper (John Hughes per Surrey BC)
  • Southall: c50 Swift incl 9 screaming nr the boxes am [playback in use] & c50 overhead, mobbing a Hobby at 21:00 (Phil Belman) PB - comma removed for data-upload purposes
  • Totteridge Fields/Dollis Valley: 12 Red Kite, 6 Common Buzzard, 5 Sparrowhawk, 6 Kestrel, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull (Tony Clancy, Brian Dawton)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: f Mandarin & 3yg, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 House Martin, Bullfinch (John Colmans); 4 Mandarin at Long Pond, {1 Purple Emperor still at Totteridge Green} (Tony Clancy per Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: juv Sparrowhawk calling from conifer plantation nr Snakes Ln, {f Purple Emperor nectaring from sap run on oak trunk nr Oakwood entrance 1345} (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2 Little Egret main gp, 2 Oystercatcher willows fm lake isl, 4 Common Tern fishing lake (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Watford "Hartspring Ln/A41": Red Kite (Samuel Levy)

Tuesday 23rd July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Tern, Little Egret, 75+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Peregrine, 20+ Swift, {3 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, Marbled White} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 5 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper over, m Peregrine over, Lesser Whitethroat old entrance (Arjun Dutta tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Self); "09:00-11:00 East Marsh" 5 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 4 Greylag Goose, 3+ Common Tern, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Warbler, "North Marsh" 4 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Teal (Steve Blake)
  • Brixton: "Branksome Rd" 4 Swift; "Windrush Sq" 7 Swift (Tony Stones)
  • Brockley "Rise SE23": 11 Swift 15.50 (Paul Francis)
  • Dagenham Chase: Little Egret, 9 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Dalston: 9 Swift (Jon Agar)
  • Edmonton "Church St": {f Silver-washed Fritillary found dead on pavement} (Robert Callf)
  • Greenwich "Station": 40 Swift (Ray Crouch)
  • Hackney Marshes: Tufted Duck & 4yg, Kestrel (JW Davies)
  • Hendon "NW4": Red-legged Partridge reported briefly at private site nr hendon central circus (per Toby Mylett)
  • Honor Oak "Mundania Rd SE22": 35+ Swift 21.00 (Paul Francis)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 55 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Islington "Mildmay": 30 Swift (Jon Agar)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 2 Common Snipe, Common Tern, Garden Warbler (WWT website)
  • Morden Cemetery: Nuthatch again (Bob Smith)
  • North Finchley: c25 Swift in tight screaming pack over house am (John Colmans)
  • Plumstead "High St": 20 Swift (George Kalli)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 23 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Tern, 5 House Martin (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier, Hobby, 2 Yellow Wagtail (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 18 Lapwing 13ad & 5 fledglings, Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Little Egret, tight flock of 37 Cormorant W, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 11 Swift, Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Southall: 20 Swift mid am, 7 Swift screaming near the boxes PM [playback in use] (Phil Belman)
  • Swiss Cottage: c30 Swift, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Cadera)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 3 Common Sandpiper roosting main gp, c3 Tawny Owl calling after dusk (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)

Monday 22nd July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Tern ad juv, 20+ Swift, 13 Black-headed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Redshank (BFBG per Surrey BC); 800 Starling, 3 Tree Sparrow (per BirdTrack volunteer)
  • Brookmans Park "area TL239037": Quail singing just west of Park in grass field southwest of public f/p jn still 1110; Qua'l still calling frequently from grass field south of f/p betw Park & Water End (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Coursers Rd "feeder": 37 Tree Sparrow (Lee Evans via BirdTrack)
  • Foots Cray: Hobby (Patrick English)
  • Greenwich: 3 House Martin, Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampton: Hobby over Hampton Pool 17.45 (Mike Foster)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Redshank, 2 Common Tern, Kestrel, Peregrine, Swallow (WWT website)
  • Pinner “HA5”: single Common Swift, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Avocet, 2 Ruff (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); "landfill" 67+ Yellow-legged Gulls commuting betw tip & R Thames, 2ad Mediterranean Gulls (Josh Jones)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Kestrel pr teaching juv to hunt, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Little Owl all just north of Pen Ponds (Tim Vine); Water Rail (Phil Pentek via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Mediterranean Gull 2cy juv, 1 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-necked Grebe (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl Common Sandpiper, ad Yellow-legged Gull, Cuckoo, Raven (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "The Glade KT17": 1 Hobby hunting local Swifts 16:25 (Neil Batten)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck m f, 32 Black-headed Gull inc 1juv, 2juv Wren (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 8+ Mandarin Duck, Kingfisher (Robert Callf); also 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kestrel, Nuthatch, Reed Warbler, Song Thrush, 6 Common Swift, {Comma, Large White, Orange Tip, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, 2 Peacock, 10 Purple Hairstreak, 1+ Ringlet, 1+ Meadow Brown, 1+ Gatekeeper (Pete Lowman)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Swift, 5 Common Whitethroat w/ yg (Charlie Farrell)

Sunday 21st July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe Wood Green Res, Common Tern, 18 Swift, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, {Jersey Tiger} (Andrew Self); Oystercatcher (Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmans Park "area TL239037": Quail singing in hayfield still 1150 briefly & 1555 onwards (Simon Bradley via Herts BC)
  • Bury Lake: Common Tern (Geoff Young via Herts BC)
  • Canary Wharf "Westferry Circus": Black Redstart on scaffolding at mid-day (Ken Murray)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 6+ Sand Martin 3 nest-holes, 12+ Linnet (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Copped Hall "E5": Hobby harassing martins, {Jersey Tiger Moth} (J-P Elmes)
  • Coursers Farm: 20+ Tree Sparrow (TyttGP tweet)
  • Coursers Rd GPs: 2 Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Crayford: 2juv Yellow-legged Gulls Jolly Farmers (Richard Bonser)
  • Crossness: 2 first-summer Yellow-legged Gulls, 5 Little Egrets at outfall (Richard Bonser)
  • Erith Pier: ad Roseate Tern [Ldn fos] downriver 10:18, 4 Mediterranean Gulls 2ad 2 uv (Josh Jones); c45 Yellow-legged Gulls incl 30+ juv one German-ringed (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones)
  • Gallions Reach "0945-1315": 2 Little Egret, Curlew, 12 Common Sandpiper, 16 Arctic Tern [Ldn fos] upriver, 8 Swift, 20 House Martin, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite together low over roof tops & gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Lamorbey Park: 9 Egyptian Goose, 2 Kingfisher, Nuthatch (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Nutfield "Marshes NR": Tree Sparrow (per Surrey BC)
  • Pynesfield GP: incl Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: Great Egret mid-aft, 3 Avocet, 10 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, 3 Redshank, Hobby, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Jonathan Wasse per ELBF FB/via Twitter); also incl Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 2 Whimbrel, Curlew, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Tern, Barn Owl, Kestrel, 4 Bearded Tit (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB)
  • Rotherhithe: 4 Yellow-legged Gulls ad 3juv on beach by Doubletree Hotel at low tide (Richard Bonser)
  • Rowley Farm: 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, House Martin, Grey Heron (Nigel Barratt)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Southall: 1 Swift [most have departed last few days] (Phil Belman)
  • Staines Reservoir: Tufted Duck brood, 3 Black-necked Grebe [2 n basin & 1 s basin], 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 7 Stock Dove, 11+ Swift, 7 Skylark, 6 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Rook over, 9 Reed Bunting feeding in area of partially cut weeds w/ Skylark & 4 Linnet, 22+ Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Fields: 2 Common Buzzard (Tony Clancy per Samuel Levy)
  • Totteridge Valley: Mandarin Duck & 3yg, Red Kite (Tony Clancy per Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, Kingfisher, 1+ Grey Wagtail (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Warren Farm, Norwood Green: Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Meadow Pipit (Phil Belman)
  • Worcester Park: Hobby N over observer's gdn 1615 (Bob Smith)

Saturday 20th July 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite approached from south seen first over Ridge Rd and lost heading WSW towards Queens Wd 1230, Little Egret, 2 Swift, 11 Black-headed Gull, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": 2 Black-tailed Godwit fr viewpt briefly 0820 then NE (Tom Speller tweets); Garganey [eclipse m - prob the Rye Meads bird] fr viewpt briefly 0900 (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Beckton STW "private access": 3 fledgling Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard pr & fledgling, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern, 11 Swift, 60 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, Bullfinch (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Barn Owl, 1 Hobby at dusk from middle hide NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC [obs'r?]
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Lapwing (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmans Park "area": Quail still - called twice briefly 1455 (per Herts BC)
  • Coursers Rd GPs: Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC)
  • Dagenham Chase: Wood Sandpiper briefly (Sam Porter tweet)
  • Erith Pier: 11 Yellow-legged Gulls incl German-ringed juv, 2 Mediterranean Gulls ad juv (Josh Jones)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Shoveler, 5 Teal, Common Snipe, Common Tern, 2 Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Mile End "Antill Rd E3": 5 House Martins over (Harry Harrison)
  • Motspur Park: Peregrine on gas holders (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner “HA5”: Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Swift, Black-headed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spoonbill still, 4 Marsh Harrier, 4+ Avocet, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 juv Yellow Wagtail am (Paul Hawkins tweet); also 35 Canada Goose, 12 Greylag, 14 Shelduck, 13 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, Whimbrel, Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 65 Common Tern, Hobby, 6juv Bearded Tit, 38 Sand Martin, 6juv Reed Warbler, 11juv Common Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Lewis et al per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Green Sandpiper still Upper Pen Pond mid am (Phil Pentek per FJM)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black-necked Grebe on n basin early am, 4 Common Sandpiper (Bob Warden per FJM)
  • Thamesmead: Yellow-legged Gull 2cy on Thames at Princess Alice Way (Josh Jones)
  • Trent Park: 12 Mandarin Duck lower lake (Robert Callf); also Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Grey Heron, Kestrel, 6 Mandarin, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 6 Stock Dove (Pete Lowman)
  • Totteridge Green: {2 Purple Emperors still} (Nigel Taylor per Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Oystercatcher, Common Tern (Steve Blake via Herts BC)

Friday 19th July 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 20+ Swift, 6 Black-headed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmans Park "area TL239037": Quail singing repeatedly in hay meadow fr public f/p nr Park (Graham White via Herts BC)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite low over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2": 2 Oystercatcher (Charlie Farrell)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Peregrines, Kestrel (J-P Elmes)
  • Holloway "N7": Peregrine on university tower (Samir Singh)
  • Iver Heath: Raven (Chris Lamsdell via eBird)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 3 Shoveler, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Pinner: Dive bombed and nearly shat on - missed by a yard - by Herring Gull while running past West Lodge School 05:30 - because it's probably got a nest on the roof (Richard Francis)
  • Rainham Marshes: Spoonbill, 5 Avocets, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, Ruff, Common Snipe, Hobby, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Bearded Tit, Green Woodpecker (Tom Jordan); also 2 Great Egret am (Howard Vaughan tweet); also f Wigeon, 23 Little Egret, juv Red Kite, 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Avocet, 30 Lapwing, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 3 Redshank, Common Snipe, ad Mediterranean Gull, 3juv Great Black-backed Gull, 2juv Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Tern, juv Cuckoo, Barn Owl, 70 Swift, Green Woodpecker, 5 Kestrel, Hobby, 2 Peregrine, Bearded Tit, 100 Sand Martin, Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Howard Vaughan, Patrick Hart, Andy Tweed et al via ELBF FB); 2 Greenshank (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB); also 3 Marsh Harrier m 2juv, c30 Black-tailed Godwit (Howard Vaughan blog); Ringed Plover (per BirdTrack)
  • Richmond Park: Common Snipe, 4 Common Tern, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Red Kite, 400+ Starlings performing murmurations (Friday BG)
  • Rotherhithe: juv Yellow-legged Gull on Greenland Dock evg (Richard Bonser)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, juv Mediterranean Gull fr draper hide briefly then high NE over HMWT meadow 0915 (Allan Meadows via Herts BC/Twitter)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Sanderling [Ldn fos] S basin causeway pm (Dom Pia per FJM)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "fishing lake": Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Worcester Park: juv Peregrine hunting over horse fields (Bob Smith)

Thursday 18th July 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR: juv Black-necked Grebe still fr viewpt late-aft (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, ad Yellow-legged Gull (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brookmill Park: Peregrine, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swift, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 6 Common Tern over pond by c/p 16.30 (Mike Foster)
  • High Beach: Red Kite (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Iver Heath: 3 Red Kite, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, 2 Song Thrush, (4 Muntjac 2ad 2juv) (Nigel Barratt); Raven (Chris Lamsdell via eBird)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 7 Teal, juv Little Grebe, 2 Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spoonbill, 25 Little Egret, m Marsh Harrier, 4 Avocet, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Kingfisher foy (Nitay Halun via eBird)
  • South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper (John Hughes per Surrey BFC)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Stint sp flushed by Sparrowhawk late pm, 1 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 7 Common Sandpiper (Dave Morrris per FJM); also Black-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher evg (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Trent Park: imm Grey Heron, 9 Mandarin Duck, 2 Kestrel f & juv, 10 Black-headed Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing m Song Thrush, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Goldfinch ad 2juv (Robert Callf)

Wednesday 17th July 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": 3 Black-necked Grebe m f juv TL378126 (Axel Kirby via Herts BC)
  • Barnes "Waterside": {Jersey Tiger, Red Underwing} (Neil Anderson)
  • Bayhurst Wood "OS": Barn Owl catching rat 06:42 (Richard Francis)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 7 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self, Steve Leeke)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, 10 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • East Dulwich "SE22 south of Peckham Rye Park": c30 Swift coming to roost in houses 21.10 (Paul Francis)
  • Grangewood Park - South Norwood: House Martin, Swift, Blackcap (Michael Mac)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2": juv Yellow-legged Gull (Mike Paice)
  • Hammersmith Bridge: pr Egyptian Geese & 9 small yg on river, Peregrine over (Neil Anderson)
  • Hatfield: 20+ House Martin around colony at cock-of-the-north pub (Anders Gray via Herts BC)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail (Tom Moulton/Sue Gore/Judith Watling)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Peregrine, 15 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Kingfisher, 2 Common Tern, Gadwall brood of 3, sixth fledged Lapwing of yr (WWT website)
  • Morden Cemetery: Nuthatch - extremely rare species in area (Bob Smith)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spoonbill (Mark Vale per ELBF FB); brood 10 Shelduck, 2 juv Marsh Harrier, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow Wagtail (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 15 Little Egret (per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Garganey eclipse m still, 2 Green Sandpiper fr draper hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Spa Wood (The Lawn) South Norwood: 3 Sparrowhawk mobbed by parakeet (Michael Mac)
  • Trent Park: 10 Mandarin Duck lower lake, 3 Green Woodpecker incl juv, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush incl juv, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff carrying food, 5 Goldcrest incl 3juv, {7 Peacock} (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 3 Kestrel, mobbing Peregrine (Steve Blake via Herts BC); also 3f Pochard, Little Grebe, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Common Tern (per Herts BN)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Kestrel inc 1+ juv on east fence of Bomb Crater Field, 30+ Swift, 10+ Sand Martin both sp feeding low over Leyton Marsh/canal nearby, 3 Egyptian Geese inc 1 small yg on R Lea (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black-tailed Godwit at s end of East Warwick, 5 Swallows S, 4 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood (David Bradshaw)

Tuesday 16th July 2019Edit

  • Balham: Hobby circling high over Fontenoy Road 1.00pm appearing to feed on prey in its talons, while under surveillance of 12 local Swifts then drifted NE (Nick Moll)
  • Beddington SF: 3 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Barnes "Waterside": [Hummingbird Hawkmoth] (Neil Anderson)
  • Bonnet's Wood: 3 Common Tern, 11 Swallow, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir "North Marsh": 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Little Grebe, "East Marsh" 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Reed Warbler (Steve Blake)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl 4 Common Buzzard 2ad 2juv, Barn Owl, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 13 Swallow, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Pied Wagtail 2ad 4juv, 11 Greenfinch, 2 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, 3 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Teal, 2 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Greenwich: 20 Swift, Little Egret (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: {Silver-washed Fritillary South Meadow} (Meg Game/MBS); Reed Warbler still singing on Highgate No.1, Common Whitethroat too at Parliament Hill Fields, {where a Magpie was seen catching and killing a Short-tailed Vole}, Tufted Duck f & 5 yg on High No.1 (Pete Mantle)
  • Harlesden "St Mary's Rd": flock of c12 Swift circling and swooping 11.45am (Neil Jackson)
  • London Wetland Centre: Redshank, 2 Common Tern, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Rainham Marshes: Spoonbill on Aveley Pools, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Avocet, Curlew, Yellow Wagtail, 8 Little Egret (Andrew Self); 1 Little Ringed Plover, Bearded Tit, Stonechat, 1 Oystercatcher river, 4 Common Tern river (Alan Wilkinson); also 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 26 Common Tern on Thames, 20 Bearded Tit (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Silvermere Lake, Cobham "TQ080608": 1 ad Common Tern fishing successfully 20:25-20:40 when flew off (Neil Batten)
  • Thames Barrier Park: incl Little Egret, Ringed Plover, juv Yellow-legged Gull (Josh Jones via eBird)
  • Trent Park: 4 Mandarin Duck, 54 Black-headed Gull, ad Common Gull - my first of the 'autumn', Kingfisher, Swift, {Peacock, 2 Purple Hairstreak} (Robert Callf)
  • University College London: Swift [first seen on campus or this central] Jon Agar)
  • Upminnster "Fair Play Farm": incl 3 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl,Kestrel, 11 juv Common Whitethroat, 5 juv Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Vicarage Farm: m Whinchat still (via BirdTrack)

Monday 15th July 2019Edit

  • Bankside: imm Grey Wagtail nr Tate Modern (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 6 Swift, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield Lock: Oystercatcher S over my house calling 17:40 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Epping Forest: {Silver-washed Fritillary. Small Copper 4.30pm} (Ken Murray)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 20+ Swift, 4 Stock Dove, 6+ Coal Tit (Samuel Levy)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shoveler, 12 Teal, Redshank, ad Mediterranean Gull main lake (WWT website)
  • Pinner “HA5”: Green Woodpecker, 11 Swift (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spoonbill, 15 Little Egret, 4 Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Hobby, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Andy Twee per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: eclipse m Garganey fr gadwall_hide 0910 (Allan Meadows tweets)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2juv Bearded Tit (Stephen Green via Kent OS)
  • Totteridge "Station": Grey Wagtail, 20+ Swift (Samuel Levy)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 10+ Coal Tit, 10 Blackcap, 6 Nuthatch, 4 Goldcrest, 18 Swallow, 14 House Martin, 56 Swift, 13 Chiffchaff, 34 Stock Dove, 16 Common Whitethroat, 4 Red Kite 2ad 2juv, 5 Bullfinch, Greenfinch, 10 Starling, 4 Mandarin Duck & 3yg [3 Long Pond & f w/ yg at Darlands], 2 Common Buzzard, juv Grey Heron, {Southern Hawkers, Emperor Dragonflies, Meadow Browns, Peacock, Ringlet, Box Tree Moth, Red Admiral, 50-60 Marbled Whites, Gatekeepers, Small/Essex Skippers, Large Skipper, Purple Hairstreaks, 18 Cinnabar Moth caterpillars, Large White, Red-eyed Damselfly, Azure/Common Blue Damselfly} (Samuel Levy)
  • Town Park, Enfield: imm f Sparrowhawk carr's basin, Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest ad 2juv (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 6+ Mandarin Duck, f Kestrel, 52+ Black-headed Gull inc 1juv, 2 Common Tern, Kingfisher (Robert Callf)
  • Vicarage Farm: m Whinchat still (via BirdTrack)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellow-legged Gull, 70+ Black-headed Gull 8juv, 2 Common Gull, 4 Meadow Pipit 2 singing & 1juv, juv Grey Wagtail, 3 Skylark, Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, 3 House Martin, 8 Swift, 4 Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Common Tern [see pic on WansteadBirding twitter], Kingfisher, 4 Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 6 House Martin, 15 Swift [fewer about today], Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 5 Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft)

Sunday 14th July 2019Edit

  • Beddington SF: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1 juv Cuckoo (Steve Gale)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, Teal, 4 Common Tern, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper (Roy Beddard, Bob Husband et al NW Ldn RSPB BG regular birdwalk see RSPB website for details)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clissold Park: 3 Peregrines over Stoke Newington Church St (Ernie Thomason)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": Green Sandpiper, 4+ Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 5 Linnet, 4m Yellowhammer singing (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Coursers Road GPs: Green Sandpiper, Redshank fr grass bank (TyttGP tweet)
  • Crossness: 5 Yellow-legged Gulls 2ad & 2 second-summer & 1 first-summer on pier by outfall (Richard Bonser)
  • Erith Pier: 2 Mediterranean Gulls 1s juv, ad Common Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls incl 1juv (Richard Bonser, Jamie Partridge)
  • Greenwich "O2": 4 Yellow-legged Gulls nr-ad 3juv, ad Common Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Hampstead Heath: 6 Black-headed Gull [none last week], 24 Mallard & 2yg, 9 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 8 Mandarin Duck, 4 Coal Tit, Goldcrest, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Blackcap, 57+ Swift, 2 Grey Heron, singing Reed Warbler Highgate Pond No1/ Dog Pond, Egyptian Goose, Mute Swan, 4 Greenfinch, Nuthatch, 2 Cormorant, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Great Crested Grebe. (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Highfield Park: incl Skylark, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 3 Yellowhammer (Andrew Steele via eBird)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Greenshank S over viewing area calling am (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • KGV Res "permit only": ad Mediterranean Gull evg (Neville Smith tweet); Whimbrel (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: eclipse m Garganey, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, Kingfisher, 3 Common Tern, 10 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Peregrine, well-grown Lapwing juv, Pochard broods of 2 and 3, Gadwall brood of 1 (WWT website)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": juv Mediterranean Gull east side on gravel pit w/ BHGs 0920 (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB "Aveley Flood": Cattle Egret ad, Spoonbill ad, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Yellow Wagtails, small Redshank yg, 44 Black-tailed Godwits (Ian Bradshaw); also 5 Shelduck, 14 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Wigeon, 6 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 36 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Avocet, 40 Lapwing, Dunlin, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Curlew, 6 Redshank, juv Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Tern, Barn Owl, 20 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, Hobby (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Common Tern, juv Grey Wagtail (Jan Wilczur)
  • Rotherhithe: Yellow-legged Gull 2s on mud by Doubletree Hotel early am (Richard Bonser)
  • St James's Park: 3 Coal Tit (Toby Mylett); 2 Great Egret W 0755 (BirdGuides)
  • South Norwood CP: Curlew W 0635 (John Hughes per John Birkett)
  • Southwark Park: Little Grebe & 2yg, 2 Egyptian Goose, Sparrowhawk (John Cadera)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank still (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Studio Mews "NW4": 6 Swift 09:30-10:00 (Toby Mylett)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, 3 Red Kite, juv Kestrel, 12 Stock Dove, 13 Swift, 7+ Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Reed Bunting m singing, 14 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmead: 1st-summer Yellow-legged Gull off Princess Alice Way (Richard Bonser)
  • Trent Park: 9 Mandarin Duck, 3+ Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, Common Tern, 6+ Black-headed Gull, 14 Barn Swallow, 2 singing m Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, singing m Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 7 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2f Pochard, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper, Redshank over, Common Tern, singing Willow Warbler, 12+ Tree Sparrow tytt fm in hedges nr fdr [TL198051] (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Vicarage Farm: m Whinchat still (via BirdTrack)

Saturday 13th July 2019 Edit

  • Beckton STW "private access": Common Buzzard, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, c40 Common Tern many juvs, 25 Swift, 40 Sand Martin (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Park: Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Black-headed Gull [first of summer at site] (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard, Pete Lowman, Dave Watson); 3 ComTe still pm, 15 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (Toby Mylett, Dominic Mitchell)
  • Bushy Park: Blackcap f, Chiffchaff, 6 Common Tern, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel f, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit, Nuthatch, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, Swallow, 22 Swift, 4 Common Whitethroat (Ian R Watson)
  • Dollis Brook - Holders Hill: Kingfisher, 3juv Grey Wagtail, 10+ Goldcrest, Mallard & 7 yg, {Southern Hawker} (Samuel Levy & Toby Levy)
  • East Dulwich "SE22": 3 Peregrine over gdn (Steven Robinson)
  • Gallions Reach: ad Little Gull am ( BirdGuides)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Egret, 2 Common Tern, Stock Dove, Sand Martin, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 5+ Reed Warbler (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Redshank through 13.30, Peregrine (Tony Blake)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Shoveler, Common Snipe, 3 Common Tern, 30 Swift, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (WWT website)
  • North Woolwich "Pier St": 6 House Martin (George Kalli)
  • Nutfield "Marshes NR": Tree Sparrow (per BirdTrack)
  • Parson Street "NW4": 7 Swift 09:45-12:00, Grey Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Plumstead "High St": 16 Swift, Sparrowhawk (George Kalli)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 5 Shelduck, 8 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 4 Common Tern, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 70 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Hobby, 2 Bearded Tit, 17 House Martin (Jonathan Wasse, Brian Churches, Vic Wakerling et al per ELBF FB)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 6 Mute Swan & 2 broods of 2, 2 Little Egret, 3 Red Kite, 8 Common Tern 4ad 4juv, c15 House Martin, {incl 2 Purple Emperor, 3 White Admiral, 3 Silver-washed Fritillary, 12 Marbled White, 10 Purple Hairstreak & totally unexpected White-letter Hairstreak nectaring away from elm on Dittander at south end of Lido - 18 species butterfly, also 2 Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker} {Neil Anderson/Dick Middleton & 16 LNHS/RNHS members)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Green Sandpiper, Redshank fr draper hide (Vicky Buckel tweet)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 27 Lapwing 24ad 3juv, 1-2 Reed Warbler h, 3 singing Coal Tit, 6 Egyptian Goose, 6+ Pied Wagtail incl juvs, singing Common Whitethroat, pr Kingfisher (Jack Headley); also 2 Little Egret, 2 Swallow, Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoir: 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Redshank early-am (Dave Carlsson tweet); also Goldeneye, Black-necked Grebe, 3 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine am (Dom Pia tweet); "1600" also incl 2 Redshank (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Stockers Lake: 5 Common Tern (Charlie Ramsay via Herts BC)
  • Trent Park: Kingfisher lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Twickenham: Sparrowhawk circling over King Street 16.05 (Mike Foster)
  • Vicarage Farm: m Whinchat [Ldn fos] (via Birdtrack)
  • Woolwich Ferry: 3 Common Tern (George Kalli)

Friday 12th July 2019 Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Wood Sandpiper still (BFBG per Surrey BC); 5 Tree Sparrow (per BirdTrack)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Swift, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness LNR: 400+ Black-headed Gull incl c15 1st-yr, 15+ Common Tern incl juv, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3-4 Oystercatcher, Barn Owl (Jack Headley)
  • Dollis Brook - Holders Hill: Kingfisher, Grey Heron, {Speckled Wood, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Purple Hairstreak, Holly Blue} (Samuel Levy & Toby Levy)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 15+ Swift, 4 Stock Dove, {Speckled Wood, Large White, Meadow Brown [1st gdn record]}. (Samuel Levy)
  • Fulham "Palace Meadow Allotments": 4 House Martin (Nathalie Mathieu)
  • Iver Heath: Kingfisher, Grey Heron, 3 Red Kite, (3 Muntjac) (Nigel Barratt)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 4 Teal, Little Egret, Common Snipe, Common Tern, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Pinner ”HA5”: flock of 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet landing in tall tree (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 7 Avocet, Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Tern, Barn Owl (Patrick Hart et al per ELBF FB); also Wigeon, Red Kite, 2juv Bearded Tit(Sean Gregory via Essex BwS)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Mediterranean Gull juvs, N basin W bank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black-necked Grebe early evng (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Trent Park: Common Sandpiper lower lake 1030-1045 (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4+ Common Tern, Peregrine, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1029 Tufted Duck, 448 Coot, 446 Canada Goose, 107 Pochard, 99 Mallard, 97 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 63 Herring Gull, 52 Great Crested Grebe, 50 Mute Swan, 23 Greylag Goose, 20 Moorhen, 11 Egyptian Goose, 10 Black Headed Gull, 18 Cormorant, 10 Shelduck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper. (LWT Survey)

Thursday 11th July 2019 Edit

  • Beddington SF: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Gale)
  • King's Cross: Peregrine on building with & Other Stories shop opp granary sq, being mobbed by Lesser Black-backed Gulls 7.15am (Peter Cotgreave)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Common Buzzard, 14 Swift (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Shoveler, Little Egret, Common Snipe, 3 Common Tern (WWT website)
  • Muswell Hill: Lesser Redpoll calling repeatedly over gdn off Pembroke Rd N10 aft (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Pinner "HA5”: 2 Red Kite circling low, 11 Swift, 4 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Plumstead "SE18": 12 Common Swift low over Griffin Rd (Patrick English)
  • Rainham Marshes: Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Bullfinch (Tom Jordan); 107 Greylag Geese, 222 Canada Geese, 21 Common Shelduck, 11 Northern Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 15 Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Avocet incl 2juv, 2 Oystercatcher, 47 Northern Lapwing, Eurasian Curlew, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank on Aveley Pools over high tide, 2840 Herring Gulls on Thames on falling tide, 2 Common Terns, 22 Little Egrets, 4+ Marsh Harriers incl 2+ fresh juv, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl, intermediate-type Carrion x Hooded Crow hybrid nr Target Pools 08:50, Bearded Tit, 6 Cetti's Warblers (Dominic Mitchell); Cuckoo, 1-2f Wigeon 1 w/ damaged wing (Nick Croft)
  • Southall: 30 Swift [pre-roost assembly over North Rd 21:00] (Phil Belman)
  • Southfields "embankment of Underground line to Southfields Stn": family groups of 14 House Sparrow, 8 Goldfinch, {2 Marbled White butterflies} (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Goldeneye, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Stanborough Lakes "boating lake": incl 6+ Common Tern (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": singing Blackcap, 6 Swift, Black-headed Gull NE (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Green: {4+ m Purple Emperors} (Samuel Levy, Tony Clancy, Dianne Murphy, Bob Husband et al)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 47 Swift, 4 Common Buzzard, 10 Goldcrest, 12 Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 15 Chiffchaff, 23 Stock Dove, 8 Common Whitethroat (Samuel Levy, Tony Clancy, Dianne Murphy, Bob Husband et al); Red Kite (Samuel Levy, Tony Clancy); 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Swallow, 15+ House Martin (Samuel Levy); {Emperor Dragonflies, Common Blue/ Azure Blue Damselflies, Meadow Brown, Large White, Small White, Large Skipper, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Gatekeeper, 30-40 Marbled White, Small/ Essex Skippers, Roesel's Bush Cricket, Purple Hairstreak, Ringlet, Common Darter, Blue-tailed Damselfly, 15+ Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser, Comma, Southern Hawker} (Samuel Levy, Tony Clancy, Dianne Murphy, Bob Husband et al)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "Willows Farm": Oystercatcher lake, 15 Linnet (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walton-on-Thames: ad Caspian Gull over anglers pub (Dave Harris per Surrey BC)
  • Woodford Green: Displaying Sparrowhawk over at 8am + 2 Jersey Tigers in the trap am.(Ken Murray)

Wednesday 10th July 2019 Edit

  • Aldenham Park: incl Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern (Amber Spiteri via eBird)
  • Balls Wood nr Hertford Heath: 15 Nuthatch (per BirdTrack)
  • Bayhurst Wood "west fields": Cuckoo, 2 Swift am. Both species a bit on the late side, {also an astounding number of Marbled Whites with 50 every 50 metres. If this was extrapolated over the whole site then many thousands must be on the wing here. I counted 32 within 10m of me at one point.} (John Edwards)
  • Beckenham Place Park: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3-4 Treecreeper h, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Swift (Jack Headley)
  • Bedfords Park: Quail seen (John Scott per ELBF FB)
  • Broadwater: 2 Kingfisher Korda L & R Bourne, 20 Common Tern, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, c80 Cormorant, c30 Gadwall, c30 Pochard, 100+ Tufted Duck, c30 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Tawny Owl - chicks calling loudly near the entrance at c10PM (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swift, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Darenth Valley Walk "Eynsford to Shoreham": incl Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 5 Skylark, 2 Swallow, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 3 Yellowhammer (Nick Upton via eBird)
  • Kensington Gardens: 2 Swallow W over Round Pond 09:45 (Bill Haines)
  • London Wetland Centre: not much bird-wise - 1 Common Tern, 1juv Great Spotted Woodpecker on Explore fdrs, 2juv Pied Wagtail, nesting Cetti's Warbler, nesting Sedge Warbler, nesting Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, {1 Six-spot Burnet Moth, Hummingbird Hawk Moth [seen by another]} (Martin Honey et al]; also 2 Shoveler, 6 Teal, Common Snipe, 3 Common Tern (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": 2 f-type Pintail 1 w/ yellow ring (Paul Lewis tweet)
  • North Watford: c40 Swift (Babs Larman via Herts BC)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 14 House Martin, 28 Swift, 8 Blackcap, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher, 33 Reed Warbler, 27+ Lapwing, 6 Common Tern, 17 Little Egret, 27 Shelduck, 6+ Redshank, 7 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Kestrel, 9 Common Whitethroat, 5 Reed Bunting, 9 Shoveler, 16 Tufted Duck, Gadwall & 4yg, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Avocet, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Caspian Gull aveley pool, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Bearded Tit, Swallow, 3 Pochard, 3 Marsh Harrier f 2juv, 2 Common Buzzard, Whimbrel, 7 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 7 Yellow-legged Gull 4ad 3juv, Rook, 6 Stock Dove, Sedge Warbler, {Large White, Common Darter, Small/Essex Skippers, Roesel's Bush Cricket, Meadow Brown, Peacock, Ringlet, Red Admiral, Large Skipper, Comma, Gatekeeper, Black-tailed Skimmer, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Azure Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Emperor Dragonfly, Cinnabar Moth, Ruddy Darter, Small Heath, Common Blue} (Samuel Levy, Tom Bell, Sam Shippey et al); Kingfisher, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Howard Vaughan, Louise Moss via ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks WR "1700-1800": incl Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Grey Wagtail (Mathew Bournat via Kent OS); also 2 Green Sandpiper fr tyler hide (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoir: f Goldeneye, Black-necked Grebe, Red Kite, 2juv Mediterranean Gull aft (Tony Sweetland tweet)
  • Stockwell: 2 Grey Wagtail juv w/ ad calling nearby estate on Southey Rd, 3 Swift over (Jack Hill)
  • The Brook "BR5": Little Egret, Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Green: {4 Purple Emperor 3 clashing & 1 on territory further down road, 1 Grass Snake Laurel pond} (Tony Clancy, Brian Dawton)
  • Trent Park: 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Tern, 'leucistic' Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Mandarin, {Marbled White, Red Admiral, 4 Green-veined White, Large White, Gatekeeper, Peacock, 6 Purple Hairstreak, 1+ Ringlet, 1+ Meadow Brown} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 3+ Little Egret, Yellow-legged Gull 2cy main gp, 3 Little Owl ad 2juv at willows fm, 2+ Kingfisher by scrape & R Colne (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); also 2 Teal main gp (Rupert Evershed tweet); also Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 4 Common Sandpipers on Lockwood, 1 Common Tern [no breeding this yr], 10 Black-headed Gull inc 2juv (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Peregrine Falcon, Hobby, m Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 singing Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 20+ Swift, 3 House Martin (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Common Tern carrying fish west over Shoulder of Mutton, 2 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, Kestrel, 30+ Swift, 9 House Martin (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: Circa dozen Swift over 8am, plus a Marbled White over the garden (a 1st ever in 62 years), my 3rd local sighting since the 7th July (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 9th July 2019 Edit

  • Bankside: Mediterranean Gull ad downriver 13.40, Kestrel N over river 14.31 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, Redshank (BFBG/Glenn Jones per Surrey BC); 2 Tree Sparrow (per BirdTrack)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Green Sandpiper 2 E marsh 2 N marsh, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Tern, 4 Egyptian Goose, c30 House Martin, 10+ Swift, Cetti’s Warbler h, 2+ Reed Warble, Lapwing (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 6 Swift, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Finchley "Central, Litchfield Grove": 25+ Swift late pm (Samuel Levy)
  • Hackney Marshes: Teal (JW Davies)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl Shoveler , 6 Teal, 2 Common Snipe, Redshank, Common Tern, Grey Wagtail (WWT website)
  • Longfield “The Gallops”: 2 Corn Bunting incl singing m, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 23 House Martin, 2 Linnet, {8 Painted Lady} (Roger Keith)
  • Rainham RSPB: Hobby, juv Peregrine, 3 Bearded Tit, Pied Wagtail (Tom Bell per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Lapwing over (Steve Read)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Whimbrel mid-pm N basin (Dom Pia tweet); 2 Whimbrel 1 NW 17.09 & 1 arr'd from east 17.38, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Teddington: Little Egret flying along Thames towards Kingston 13.30 (Mike Foster)
  • The Brook "BR5": 4 Swift, 5+ Song Thrush, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Tottenham Marshes: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 6 Mute Swan inc 4yg (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Troy Mill Lake: incl 7 Gadwall, Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 5 Common Tern, 5 Swift, Sand Martin, Treecreeper, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Grey Wagtail (Paul Lewis tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits: 3 Red Kite, 3+ Tree Sparrow, 5 Common Tern, 3 Oystercatcher, {100+ Marbled White [likely several hundred present on the site], Skipper sp, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Small White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral} (Jo Edwards); also 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)

Monday 8th July 2019 Edit

  • Battersea Park Lake: 2 Swift, 3 singing Blackcap, 9 Mandarin, 30 Gadwall, 1 Black-headed Gull, pr Egyptian Geese + 2 young still, drake Pochard - compared to other big 3 Central London Parks this has very few gulls in summer - probably due to size and shape of the lake (Michael Mac)
  • Beddington SF: 2 Peregrine, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Green Sandpiper (Steve Gale)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Edgwarebury "Middx HA8": 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, calling Little Owl, 9 Common Swift, 6+ Barn Swallow [colony site], 6+ House Sparrow [colony site], calling Nuthatch, calling Blackcap, calling Common Whitethroat, m Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Stock Dove (Fay Broom, Bob Husband)
  • Erith Pier: juv Yellow-legged Gull, ad Common Gull (Josh Jones)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 10+ Swift, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Stock Dove, family parties now visiting fdrs incl Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Samuel Levy)
  • Hyde Park: Swift round pond (Ian R Watson)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 2 Shoveler, 8 Teal, Common Snipe, 2 Common Tern, 20+ Swift (WWT website)
  • Pinner “HA5”: 11 Swift, Red Kite drifting over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: Caspian Gull 2cy, 8 Yellow-legged Gulls inc 4juv betw Aveley Bay and Coldharbour Point (Josh Jones); also 22 Shelduck, Whimbrel, Curlew, 2 Redshank, 10 Yellow-legged Gull incl 6juv, Hobby (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB); 18 Avocet, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank (Sean Huggins, Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); 5 Marsh Harrier, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 4 Great Crested Grebe incl pr & 4juv, c20 Gadwall, 3+ Reed Warbler, singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1-2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 House Martin, 2 Swift, 4+ Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Kingfisher, Bullfinch h (Jack Headley)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Raven sheep field (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Trent Park: Little Egret, 3 Mandarin Duck, 2+ Stock Dove inc juv, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Barn Swallow, Treecreeper, {3 m Gatekeeper} (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellow-legged Gull 3cy, 20+ Black-headed Gull incl 3juv, 4 singing Meadow Pipit 3 singing m & 1f, 2 Skylark, 8 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 20+ Swift, 2juv Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 1 very approachable Common Tern foy, 6 Reed Warbler, pr Great Crested Grebe & 2yg, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Tern, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 2 Peregrine, Chiffchaff (Chris Farthing)
  • Yeading Meadows: Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Jim Fell)

Sunday 7th July 2019 Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover, c50 Swift, 15 House Martin (Michael E Robinson)
  • Bury Lake: incl 165 Canada Goose, Greylag, 20 Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Enfield: {Clearwing moth in garden unable to get down to spp level striking black and yellow} (Brian Dawton) Perhaps https://ukmoths.org.uk/thumbnails/sesiidae might help [Martin Honey] Thanks Martin good id info on site and from that narrowed down to 2 (although flying rapid and brief view) either prob sallow or poss yellow-legged.
  • Erith Pier "TQ519781": juv Yellow-legged Gull, 1s Mediterranean Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Gallions Reach "0800-1300": 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, ad Mediterranean Gull, 8 Swift, 8 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hackney Marshes: c20 House Martin over north end (Alastair Dent)
  • Hampstead Heath: 36 Swift, 7 Egyptian Geese, 23 Coot, 17 Mandarin Duck, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Stock Dove, 4+ Reed Warbler pr w/ 1 fledged yg at Model Boating pond & m singing at Highgate Pond 1/ Dog Pond), 2 Grey Heron, 5 singing Blackcap, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinch, Cormorant, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, {plenty of Meadow Brown, Small Skipper, Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Comma, Large White, Red Admiral, 100s of Roesel's Bush Crickets} (Samuel Levy et al); 2 Common Buzzard SE, {Silver-washed Fritillary, Marbled White} (Frank Nugent)
  • Isle of Dogs: ad Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull 2s on Thames opp Morden Wharf (Sean Huggins)
  • Iver Heath: 4 Red Kite, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, {Muntjac} (Nigel Barratt)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Whimbrel E 0820 (Neville Smith tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 2 Common Tern, 40+ Swift, 9 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 3 Lapwing yg, Gadwall brood of 5, Pochard brood of 2, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Greenshank h over in heavy drizzle 0930 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 3 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, Curlew, 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Common Tern, Kestrel, 6 Bearded Tit (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB); Dunlin (per BirdTrack)
  • Richmond Park: juv Kestrel dust-bathing and repeatedly pouncing on mouse-sized lump of wood (Phil Pentek)
  • Roxeth RG: 2 Red Kite, Common Whitethroat (Michael E Robinson)
  • Sevenoaks WR "incl WeBS count": 95 Canada Goose, 75 Greylag, 7 Mute Swan, 16 Egyptian Goose 12ad 4yg, Gadwall, 34 Mallard, 58 Tufted Duck plus 2 broods of 4&1, 18 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron 4ad 2yg, Little Egret, Cormorant, 5 Sparrowhawk pr & 3yg, 10 Moorhen, 92 Coot, 28 Lapwing 2 broods of 4&1, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Black-headed Gull, ad Mediterranean Gull, 80 Swift, Kingfisher, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Jay2 Chiffchaff, 10 Reed Warbler 2pr 6yg, 14 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail pr 6juv (Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: juv Cuckoo (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Southall: Red Kite 11:20 (Phil Belman)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Black-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank [1 Zebra Finch] early am (Dom Pia tweet); 7 Dunlin over early am (Allan Goddard, Charles Westwood); 2 Common Sandpiper mid am, 1 Skylark (Franko J Maroevic); "WeBS" 0 Shelduck, 322 Tufted Duck (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Stockers Farm: 8 Swallow, 4 House Martin, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 15 House Sparrow (Pau Lewis via eBird)
  • Stockers Lake: m Sedge Warbler singing again (Paul Lewis tweet)
  • The Brook "BR5": c10 Swift, 4+ Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush all late-pm (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: m Firecrest still (Tony Clancy, Geoff Crabtree)
  • Trent Park: 5 eclipse m Mandarin Duck, Kingfisher lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: dead Sparrowhawk minus head, Good numbers of Greenfinch incl juvs, House Sparrows, Common Whitethroats, Chiffchaffs, 2 Song Thrush, {Ringlet} (Harry Harrison)
  • Woolwich Common: 40+ Starling 12:15 (John Reid)

Saturday 6th July 2019 Edit

  • Beckton STW "private access": 2 Shelduck broods, breeding pr Sparrowhawk, pr Common Buzzard, 3 Oystercatcher, 12 Common Tern, 11 Swift thru, 9 Sand Martin (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 15 Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Lapwing, 2 Kingfisher, 36 Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 12 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Common Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch 2ad 2juv, 6 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern (Simon Worsfold tweet, Roy Beddard)
  • Bushy Park: 5 Common Terns flying over main lake catching insects (Manuel Lovell)
  • Coursers Rd GPs: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover ad juv both spp on eastern lagoon fr grass bank (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC)
  • Danson Park: 5 Great Crested Grebe incl 2 separate ad both with 1 juv, 6 Egyptian Goose incl goslings, 2-3 singing Blackcap, Little Grebe, 30+ Swift (Jack Headley)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Ladywell Fields: 2 Mandarin juvs, Kingfisher, Song Thrush juv, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Lewisham: Great White Egret E very low up High Street. Bizarre. (Tom Smith)
  • London Wetland Centre: 9 Teal, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern, Kestrel, Peregrine (WWT website) Nuthatch (Peter Gray)
  • Margravine Cemetery/Charing Cross Hospital: Red Kite mobbed by Peregrine Falcon at 10:40am left low W (Nathalie Mahieu) clip
  • Rainham RSPB: Greenshank (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB); juv Yellow-legged Gull (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
  • St Albans: Siskin over gdn 1230 (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Little Egret, 9 Lapwing, 1-2 Common Tern, 2 Kestrel, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe still, Common Sandpiper, [Zebra Finch] early-am (Dave Carlsson tweet)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Tern (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • The Brook "BR5": 2 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 2 singing Blackcap, c5 Chiffchaff, juv Long-tailed Tit, 1-2 Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 4 eclipse m Mandarin Duck, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing m Song Thrush, singing Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch (Robert Callf); also Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Tern, Goldcrest, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Green Sandpiper (Andrew Steele via Herts BC); also 4 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull family from willows fm lake nest-site, 3 Common Tern, Kingfisher (TyttGP tweets)
  • Walpole Park: 3 Tufted Duck 2m f & 7 small yg (Neil Anderson); 7+ Reed Warbler fr causeway (Chris Ruis tweet)
  • West Hyde: incl Red Kite, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 2 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Paul Lewis via eBird)

Friday 5th July 2019 Edit

  • Beddington SF: 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Wood Sandpiper still, 8 Green Sandpiper (Steve Gale); m Wheatear [Ldn fos] (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Bookham Common: Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, {16 butterfly species including 3 Purple Emperor [1 station CP], 3 White Admiral, 18 Silver-washed Fritillary 16+ Purple Hairstreak, also m Beautiful Demoiselle, Brown Hawker, 15+ Ruddy Darter} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Dartford "area": incl Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull, Peregrine (Stuart Cossey tweet)
  • Essendon "incl golf course": incl 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Common Buzzard, 2 Swift, Kestrel, 7 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Spotted Flycatcher cricket grd, Bullfinch, 3 Linnet, Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack/Herts BC)
  • Hammersmith: Red Kite, mobbed by m Peregrine then NW 1510 (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Hyde Park: 3 Swift round pond - first seen for several days (Ian R Watson)
  • KGV Res "permit only": 3 Common Sandpiper (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 7 Teal, Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper (WWT website)
  • Lynsters Farm: c300 Jackdaw on barn roof evg (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR: incl 3 Shoveler, 8 Teal, 2 Little Egret over, Common Tern, 5 Swift, Kestrel, c1000 Jackdaw arr'd roost evg, 11 Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Pinner “HA5”: 3 Red Kite circling low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 82 Shelduck, 4 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet ad 2yg, Curlew, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 2 Barn Owl, 5 Stock Dove, Swift, Kestrel, Hobby, juv Peregrine, 3 Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat (Steve Bacon, Patrick Hart per ELBF FB); Little Ringed Plover 2 brood (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: 23 Swift [most just-arr'd from N] hawking over lake 0750, Nuthatch fos by lake [areas 36 & 8] 0740, Sedge Warbler a2 reedbed still [flight-song incorporating Nuthatch call already] (Twitter)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 5 juv Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Little Grebe, 5 Reed Warbler, 6 Swift (Jack Headley)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “08.30-13.00 LT”: 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 5 Reed Warbler h, 1 Bearded Tit more h, 1 Kestrel, 7 Common Whitethroat incl 2ad each w/ yg, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Cormorant river, 2 Oystercatcher river, 2 Marsh Harrier m&f, 3 Grey Heron 1 river & 2 juv’s in nest, 1 Mute Swan river, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting 1 singing m, 8 House Martin 6 nests, 4 Sand Martin, 6 Shoveler, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard m juv, 4 Little Egret 2 river, 1 Common Buzzard, Ring-necked Parakeet h, 3 Water Rail h [& prob yg calling], 3 Skylark, {multiple Meadow Browns, 2 Commas, 2 Marbled White, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Ringlets, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, multiple Skipper butterflies, 1 Grey Seal, 2 Emperor Dragonfly} (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)

Thursday 4th July 2019 Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: incl Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper still, 11 Mediterranean Gull (Steve Thomas per Surrey BC)
  • Chiswick "W4": 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Cara Atkinson)
  • Clissold Park: {Willow Emerald damselfly} (Chris Farthing)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": m Yellowhammer singing (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 3 Little Ringed Plover 2 ad & 1 full-grown juv, 6 Lapwing, 5 Little Egret, 4 House Martin, singing Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Crossness LNR: 300+ Black-headed Gull incl three 1cy, Barn Owl (Jack Headley)
  • East Barnet "EN4": 12 Swift - largest count so far this season (Bob Husband)
  • East Dulwich "SE22": 30 Swift high overhead (Tom Pollard)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 11+ House Martin, 5+ Linnet incl presumed pr (Steve Pearce)
  • Enfield "EN2": {Red-belted Clearwing settled on concrete path 0805 at private site} (Robert Callf)
  • Epsom Common "Stew Ponds": Common Tern 1135 (Frank Boxell via Surrey BN)
  • Golders Green "NW11": Redpoll sp. S over gdn (James Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": {first garden record of Marbled White- doing well in local meadows} (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath: Reed Warbler still singing at Highgate no 1 pond 20.30 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Common Buzzard, 11 Swift (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 6 Shoveler, 5 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern, pr Kestrel over sheltered lagoon (WWT website)
  • Lower Clapton "E5": 30+ Swifts, mobbing a Sparrowhawk high overhead evg (Alastair Dent)
  • Oak Hill Woods NR "East Barnet EN4": juv Sparrowhawk calling, Little Owl mobbed by Blackbirds etc, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Song Thrush, 2 calling Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ juv Coal Tits, 2 juv Pied Wagtails in Park (Fay Broom, Bob Husband)
  • Pinner “HA5”: 6 Swift, 2 Goldcrest, 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 175 Cormorant, 4 Kestrel, Hobby 1000 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 7 Black-tailed Godwit 06.00 but not later on W bank N basin, escaped Zebra Finch type at W end of causeway for 2nd day (Bob Warden per FJM)
  • Totteridge Green "TQ250936": {2 Purple Emperor clashing} (Tony Clancy)
  • Totteridge Valley: {20+ Marbled White in owl_field} (Tony Clancy)
  • Water End: 3 Lapwing, 4 Swift (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Nuthatch as prev'y, Meadow Pipit by woodland trail [w end] flew towards cafe 17.20 (Garry James tweets)

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 Edit

  • Barnes "waterside": Tufted Duck & 1 small yg, {Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Painted Lady, Red Admiral} (Neil Anderson)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Swallow (Ian R Watson)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 5 Little Egret, 6 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover brood, 4 House Martin, Grasshopper Warbler (Simon Papps per ELBF FB)
  • Crossness NR: 16 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 4 Little Grebe & 2yg, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Pheasant, 6 Common Whitethroat, 10 Linnet, Greenfinch, Song Thrush, "Thames and foreshore [low tide]" 3 Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, 9 Teal, c300 Black-headed Gull, 35 Shelduck & 11yg, 21 Gadwall, 21 Lapwing, 3 Common Tern, 2 Cormorant, 4 Herring Gull [type] (Bernie Weight) BW - grateful for your posts but pls follow the standard format thx
  • Forest Hill "Devonshire Rd SE23": 5 Swift over 15.10 most seen in the area for several years (Paul Francis)
IMG 2253 possible Caspian Gull
  • Greenwich "Thames, slipway to West of pier": presumed Caspian Gull 2nd summer - please confirm whether correct from photo (Mike Paice) Looks like a Herring Gull (JJ) no prominent gonys but doesn't look 'rangy' enough - legs rel'y short
  • Hampstead Heath: Reed Warbler at Highgate No1 Pond (Allan Stewart)
  • Holloway "Rd N7": 3 Peregrine (Allan Stewart)
  • Inns Lake: incl m Little Grebe displaying, Cormorant, 2 Common Tern (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Common Tern, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Teal, Gadwall brood of 5, Pochard brood of 2, Tufted Duck broods of 11 and 2, 2 newly hatched Lapwing chicks (WWT website)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Dunlin [Ldn fos], Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Andy Tweed, Sean Huggins, Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Black-tailed Godwit fr draper hide 1135 (Laurence Sinden tweet)
  • St Paul's Cray "BR5": Kestrel on aerial above house along Kelsey Rd (Jack Headley)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 24 Lapwing 22ad 2juv & 7yg, 3 Bullfinch incl juv (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS); also incl 130 Jackdaw, 2 Swallow, Reed Bunting (per BirdTrack volunteer)
  • Springwell Lake: incl 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Common Tern, Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Stave Hill: 2 Swifts, 4 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff sang briefly am, 1 Common Tern on its way to Surrey Water, Common Buzzard S aft, {1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth am} (John Cadera)
  • Thames Path Erith to Woolwich Arsenal: 8 Yellow-legged Gull inc London's first juv of the year, Mediterranean Gull adult (Dante Shepherd)
  • The Brook "BR5": 1 Swift hawking evng otherwise quiet (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 2 Grey Heron inc leucistic bird, 9 Mandarin Duck 5 eclipse m & 2f & 2yng, f Kestrel (Robert Callf); also 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Common Whitethroat, 6 Swallow (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher (Andrew Steele via Herts BC); Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • Whetstone "N20": Red Kite over Oakleigh Rd N 10.30am (David Roberts)

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: 8 Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper [Ldn fos], 2 Mediterranean Gull (BirdGuides); also Redshank, Common Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BG)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, 4 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase: Lapwing brood, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Common Tern 2 brood, juv Yellow Wagtail, 3 Little Egret (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Enfield "Strayfield Rd EN2": 15+ Barn Swallow - two nests with 5 & 4 yng - employee states one brood already fledged (Robert Callf)
  • Fryent CP: 4 Red Kite over (Martin Francis tweet)
  • Hackney Marsh: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher (Marcin Kempa)
  • Hilfield Park Res: 5 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Ladywell Fields: Mandarin f, Little Egret, 2 Swift (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Teal, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Common Snipe, Redshank, Common Tern, 30 Swift (WWT website); also Black-tailed Godwit am (Cheech Albanese via eBird); also Little Egret, 2 Common Tern (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • London Zoo: Common Buzzard over midday (Sam Jones via eBird)
  • Longfield: 4 Corn Bunting 2pr, 9 Skylark inc some juv’s, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, {3 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies} (Roger Keith)
  • Mile End "Antill Rd E3": 2 House Sparrow m f, {Large Skipper} gdn (Harry Harrison)
  • Moor Park: 3 Oystercatcher [poss juvs] (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Rectory Farm: m Kestrel, 30+ Swift (Robert Callf)
  • Richmond Park: 5 Red-crested Pochard 3m2f, 3 juv Cormorant, Red Kite, Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, 80+ Swift, 3 juv Swallow (Jan Wilczur)
  • Riddlesdown: Red Kite, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit displaying (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 9 Reed Warbler, 2-3 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 singing Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff incl ad with 2 juvs, 3 Great Crested Grebe incl pr with juvs, 8+ Gadwall (Jack Headley)
  • St James's Park: Little Egret W (Frank Nugent)
  • Southall: 6+ Swift 2pr in residence [new colony - playback in use] (Phil Belman)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Sedge Warbler (Richard Haydon via Surrey BN)
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Common Whitethroat, Kestrel, Little Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Mandarin 2m 4f, Song Thrush, 4 Swallow, {Comma, 3 Large Skipper, c30 Meadow Brown, 8 Marbled White, c20 Ringlet, 2 Small Skipper, Broad-bodied Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2+ Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2+ Common Tern (TyttGP tweet)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Nuthatch (Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Red Kite circling then SW 1140 (Garry James tweet)

Monday 1st July 2019 Edit

  • Brockwell Park: pr Egyptian Geese (yesterday they had 4 goslings taken away by Swan Sanctuary because they were in the Lido - I take it they bred on the roof which is why they were there and were removed but they couldn't catch the adults - I think this is the first time they have bred in the park? (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hertford Heath "TL350106": Spotted Flycatcher (Simon West via Herts BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Hobby, 3 Common Tern, 4 Teal (WWT website)
  • North Weald Bassett: 150 Swift, 3 Skylark, Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Oakwood "Station": 4 Jay 2ad 2juvs begging (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner “HA5”: Red Kite circling low, 7 Swift (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 6 Avocet in fledged brood, 6 icelandica Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Rotherhithe: Yellow-legged Gull 2s on Thames foreshore by Hilton Hotel (Richard Bonser)
  • St Paul's Cray "BR5": Hobby low over Normanhurst Rd c21:25 (Jack Headley)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe displaying, Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel family, 13 Swift, 7 Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: incl Common Buzzard, Common Tern, 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Meadow Pipit, 11 Linnet, Reed Bunting am (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoir: incl 2 Little Ringed Plover, 11 Common Tern pm (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • The Brook "BR5": Hobby viewed from Normanhurst Rd flying over site, 4 Swift, Mistle Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: Little Egret, 3 eclipse m Mandarin Duck, ad Common Tern lower lake (Robert Callf); also 7 Chiffchaff juvs & 1ad, Kestrel, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Mandarin 2m 3f [1f w/ 2yg] (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger Farm: 3 Tree Sparrow (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "main gp": Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtail (Steve Blake via Herts BC); 4 Little Egret (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); Yellow-legged Gull 2cy again evg (Rupert Evershed tweet); "fishing lake" 2 Oystercatcher, 3+ Common Tern (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 5 Common Sandpipers, 6 Little Egrets, Pochard & 2yg High Maynard, {4+ Painted Lady} (Quentin Given, Daniel Whitelegg)
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