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Thursday 25th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: m Mandarin Duck Wood Green Res [less than annual], 4 Egyptian Goose, m Pochard, 2 Peregrine, 30+ Redwing, Lesser Redpoll N (APOG birders)
  • Barnet "Greenhill Gardens": ad Mediterranean Gull almost full-summer plumage [red darvic ring PTJ9] (Bob Husband per Roy Beddard)
  • Barnet PF: 2 Little Owl calling (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Boxer's Lake: 7 Grey Heron 6ad & young, 2 Mute Swan pr, 22 Tufted Duck 16m 6f, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull ad & first-winter, 3 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest inc singing m, m Siskin (Robert Callf)
  • Brockwell Park: Water Rail showing on edge of reeds at main pond (Ian Strickland/Jeff Brady)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Redwing, singing Song Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broxbourne GP: Woodcock, Water Rail (Adam Wilson)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: f Peregrine Falcon brought a Moorhen at 0540 (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Egyptian Geese, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 6 Avocet, Curlew, 10+ Skylark, 2 Water Pipit, Stonechat, Blackcap singing near Moat Lane, 2 Reed Bunting, 11 Corn Bunting (Jack Headley)
  • Enfield area "private access": 3 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck 2m f, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 24 Pied Wagtail, 15 Fieldfare, 25+ Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 5 Song Thrush singing, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Redwing, Little Egret, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Jay, 4 Long-tailed Tit, Sparrowhawk. Lake : 3 Little Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, 8 Canada Goose, Common Gull first winter, Cetti`s Warbler singing, c80 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 8 Siskin 6m 2f, 3 Stock Dove, m Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, between 4pm & 5pm c1000 Black-headed Gulls and Common Gulls heading E in sizable flocks. (Samuel Levy)
  • Holloway Road, N7: Peregrine on usual perch (Ann Feltham)
  • Horton Country Park: 2 Peregrine (Bob Smith)
  • Lamorbey Park : Little Egret , 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, 10+Redwing, Pied Wagtail , 3 Long-tailed Tit (Mike Amos) Great White Egret on N bank of main lake 1715 then flew to roost in golf course 1720, 5 Teal 3m 2f, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Wagtail inc tail-less bird, 30+ Redwing, Chiffchaff, 5+ Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • Leyton "Dagenham Brook": Little Egret (James Blake)
  • Little Britain Lake, Cowley, Uxbridge: Grey Heron heronry active, Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great-Crested Grebe pr, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing by R. Colne, nesting Coot, Gadwall, Tufted Duck (Roger Dewey)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2cy Mediterranean Gull, Oystercatcher, 4 Stonechat, 3 Shelduck (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: Little Grebe [rare visitor now] (Chris Northwood per Bob Smith)
  • Mitcham Common Gun Site: 2 Little Egret feeding under a tree in muddy area (Michael Mac)
  • Mitcham Tram Stop: Blackcap singing, c30 House Sparrows in scrub (Michael Mac)
  • Morden Cemetery: 100 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 2 Gadwall pr [site first], 4 Shoveler 2pr, 2 Teal pr, 2 Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull pr, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 24 Pied Wagtail, 5 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 singing Song Thrush, 4 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Oakwood Park: Green Woodpecker, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Redwing, Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit pr, m Nuthatch singing, 2m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Oxleas Wood: Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Chaffinch, Song Thrush, 20+ Redwing, 15+ Goldfinch, (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner, HA5: Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pied Wagtail, Red Kite, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Green Woodpecker, 2 singing Mistle Thrush, c30 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Southfields "Garden SW18": Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming in nearby garden, 2 Coal Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, Redwing [w/ one eye, again] (Martin Honey)
  • Southgate Circus "Crown Lane, N14": 3 Grey Wagtail 2m f [courtship & display] on roof, 2 Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • St Paul's Cray: Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 4 Egyptian Goose North Lawn, 12 Mandarin Duck 9m 3f, m Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Pochard m f, 4 Tufted Duck 3m f, Water Rail on mud nr lower lake - fed on two earthworms & dashed into cover of bushes on several occasions 1501-1508, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest inc singing m, 2 Coal Tit inc singing m (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Raven (Samuel Levy/Tony Clancy) Mandarin Duck, 4 Teal, 70 Stock Dove, 2 Coot [Darlands], 8 Black-headed Gull, 113 Common Gull, Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Hybrid Falcon thing, 40 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Mistle Thrush, 19 Song Thrush, 73 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 11 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley : 2 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Skylark singing, 3 Song Thrush singing, 2 Fieldfare, Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Mistle Thrush, Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, Cormorant, 6 Canada Goose, 9 Redwing (Bernie Weight)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 10 Shoveler on north marsh (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: Shelduck still, 8 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 m Skylark, 4 Redwing, f Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe, Chiffchaff (Wanstead Birders)
  • Waterfall Walk: 2 Blackcap m f (James Palmer)
  • Watermeads NR: Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff all in large bush over River Wandle, 2 Kestrel pr, 15 Redwing (Michael Mac)
  • West Putney SW15: 24 Magpie flock (J Wilczur)

Wednesday 24th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 3+ Red Kite, 2 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel pr, Greylag Goose pr, 7 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull Wood Green Res, 20+ Redwing, m Pochard, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Brockwell Park: Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam); Water Rail climbing reeds at dusk on top pond, Little Owl seen/heard below Lido (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 6 Redwing (Conrad Ellam), Little Egret, Goldcrest, 2 Stock Dove [at least 7 redwing, probably more] (Fernley Symons)
  • Cassiobury Park: 4 Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush singing and showing well, 2 Red Kites over (Geoff Crabtree)
  • Dagenham Chase: ad Mediterranean Gull breeding plumage on Eastbrook playing field , 80 Black-headed Gull, 12 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Lapwing, 52 Wigeon, 18 Shoveler, 12 Teal 14 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Greenfinch, 10 Redwing (Steve Bacon)
  • Bedfont: Common Buzzard (Nigel Barratt)
  • Boxer's Lake: 7+ Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall 2m 2f [my first multiple count here], m Common Pochard, 21 Tufted Duck 13m 8f, 74+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull ad & 1st-winter (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield "Glenbrook South EN2": Little Egret, Redwing, m Blackcap, 2 Chaffinch inc singing male (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield "Glenbrook wetlands": 2 Grey Wagtail pr (Robert Callf)
  • Feltham "St Giles Hotel": Peregrine - same directions as Monday (Andy Roberts)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 8 Siskin 6m 2f, 3 Stock Dove, m Blackcap, Red Kite looked to come up out of neighbours garden before heading low SE 1230 {Red Admiral} (Samuel Levy)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Pochard m f, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Kestrel, 5 Treecreeper [high count], 2 Grey Wagtail (Marcus Hunt)
  • Hampstead Heath: Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, 2 Shoveler, 15 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Siskin, Linnet over (Hampstead Heath birders)
  • Horsenden Hill: Green Woodpecker, 4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker f singing & at least three others drumming, Kestrel (Barry Wilson)
  • Margravine Cemetery: m Blackcap singing, Redwings, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Oxleas Wood: 5 Goldcrest, 3 Chaffinch, Treecreeper, 4 Jackdaw, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 15+ Redwing Common Buzzard, 3 Nuthatch, 9 Goldfinch (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner, HA5: 8 Pied Wagtail, Lesser Black-backed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Raynes Park "Garden SW20": Red Kite over Coombe Lane 1630 (Paula Redmond)
  • St Paul's Cray: Lesser Redpoll low SW/W over Kelsey Road 1153 (Jack Headley)
  • South Ruislip: 2 Red Kite (Nigel Barratt)
  • Thames Road Wetland: 1 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, 3 or 4 Cetti's Warbler (Chris Rose)
  • Trent Park: 3m Eurasian Teal together lower lake, 2 Tufted Duck m f, 2+ Common Buzzard, 19 Black-headed Gull, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, singing m Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit inc singing male, Nuthatch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 2 Mandarin Duck, 29 Stock Dove, 8 Lapwing, 14 Black-headed Gull, 122 Common Gull, Cormorant, 6 Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine, 40 Rook, Coal Tit, 4 Skylark, 8 Goldcrest, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 10 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 16 Song Thrush, 48 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 11 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, Siskin {2 Brimstone} (Samuel Levy) 4 Mandarin Duck, Teal, Woodcock (Tom Stewart)
  • Wanstead Flats: 9 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 5 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 3 Skylark singing, 3 Redwing, f Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Teal, 2 Grey Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Watermeads, Mitcham: Firecrest (Danny Ramsay per Bob Smith)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Redwing, Blackcap singing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit singing (Jack Headley)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest (Jon Reeves)
  • Wimbledon Park: 2 Coal Tit, 7 Redwing, 2 Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, several Common Gull, Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose & Canada Goose (Martin Honey)

Tuesday 23nd February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Raven alighted briefly mast then mobbed by Peregrine and flew E 0918 (Bob Watts), also 2m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 2 Peregrine, Greylag Goose pr, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Barnet PF: ad Mediterranean Gull almost full-breeding plumage, 130 Black-headed Gull, 50 Common Gull, 44 Carrion Crow (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chalk Wood/Honeydale Farm DA14: 2 Pheasant, Common Buzzard, singing Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 15+ Pied Wagtail, Stonechat, 3 Song Thrush singing, 10 Redwing, 6 Goldcrest, Lesser Redpoll, 22 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Great White Egret still 1450 (Mike Benyon)
  • Crossness NR : Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Peregrine high over together, 2 Egyptian Goose, 20 Canada Goose, 23 Greylag Goose, 7 Long-tailed Tit, Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush singing, Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Gadwall, 2 Meadow Pipit, 12 Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 14 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail heard, 4 Linnet, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting 13 + Cetti`s Warbler heard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Heron, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Goldfinch, (Bernie Weight)
  • Dagenham Chase: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, 70 Wigeon, 18 Shoveler,15 Teal, 23 Gadwall, 10 Lapwing, 24 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Common Gull, 74 Black-headed Gull,3 Cormorant, 2 Gret Crested Grebe (Steve Bacon)
  • Enfield area "private access": Little Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, Common Buzzard, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 12 Stock Dove, 4 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 12 Pied Wagtail, c100 Redwing, 4 Long-tailed Tit two pr (Robert Callf)
  • Finsbury Park: 2 Gadwall pr, 3m Red Crested Pochard, 4 Greylag Goose two pr (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 8 Siskin 6m 2f, 2 Stock Dove, m Blackcap. (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Egyptian Geese, 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, c6 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2-3 Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Common Gull [adult & 1st-winter], 2 Pied Wagtail, c15 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Cetti's Warbler singing S of Five Arches Bridge, 2 Blackcap giving outbursts of song, 20+ Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinch, Siskin (Jack Headley) 2 Water Rail together, Cetti’s Warbler singing at SW end of lake 1730 (Ian Stewart)
  • Fox Wood, Ealing: Tawny Owl calling at midnight (Barry Wilson)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Grebe around centre island, Mistle Thrush singing, Goldcrest, 6 Common Gull, 2 Pochard m f, 3 Shoveler 2m f, Grey Wagtail (Marcus Hunt)
  • Gutteridge Wood: Goldcrest singing, Red Kite, Kestrel (Barry Wilson)
  • Golders Hill Park/ West Heath: 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Tufted Duck, 39 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 3 Coal Tit, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Redwing, 2 Siskin (Samuel Levy/Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hampstead Heath: Alba Wagtail, N, 0640 (Matt Evans) 11 Mute Swan, 5 Mandarin Duck, 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 45 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail [Stock Pond], 265 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 23 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Siskin (Samuel Levy/Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 16 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 850+ Black-headed Gull, 103 Common Gull, Chiffchaff singing briefly from Long Water Sanctuary, 188 Carrion Crow (Des McKenzie).
  • Lamorbey Park: Great White Egret again on lower lake 1339 (Mike Amos)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwings (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Oak Common, Kempton Park: Ad Mediterranean Gull flew over early am (Justin Quail per FJM)
  • Richmond Park: Goldeneye still, 1+ Red Kite, 5+ Buzzard, 305 Common Gull [Pen Ponds] (J Wilczur/S Woolfenden/P Pentek)
  • Oxleas Wood: 5 Goldcrest, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 4 Chaffinch, 9 Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Redwing, (Ron Turner)
  • Tottenham Marshes: White Stork NW 1000 not the Beddington bird (Pete Lambert per Bob Watts); Great White Egret on the Coppermill Stream adjacent to Wild Marsh East (D Beadle)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 5 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Coot [Darlands], Teal, 11 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Greenfinch (John Colmans/Steve Bacon)
  • Trent Park: 18 Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, 25+ Mandarin Duck, m Eurasian Teal, 3 Common Pochard 2m f, 9 Tufted Duck 4m 5f, m Kestrel caught prey, 15 Black-headed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 17 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest (Robert Callf) ; also Common Buzzard, Cormorant, Water Rail (Pete Lowman)
  • West Warwick Res: Raven circling 1321 then drifting E perhaps the earlier AP bird? (Oliver Simms per Bob Watts)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret, Peregrine (Bob Smith)

Monday 22nd February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Alexandra Park: Jackdaw, Meadow Pipit, Egyptian Goose pair, 4 Pochard, 2 Peregrine, gull numbers down (APOG Birders)
  • Crossness: 6 Wigeon, 9 Pochard, 3 Kestrel, Peregrine, 1-2 Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher, Common Snipe, 2 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 6 Fieldfare, c40 Redwing, c18 Cetti's Warbler singing, 6 Chiffchaff, 20+ Linnet (Jack Headley)
  • Dagenham Chase: 72 Wigeon, 18 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 22 Gadwall, 11 Lapwing, 3 Pochard, 4 Reed Bunting, 10 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, Greenfinch, Pied wagtail, Chiffchaff, Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe, Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Lesser Redpoll (Steve Bacon/Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Enfield Town "River View EN2": 2 Blackcap singing m & f feeding on fat (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "St Andrew's Church": 2 Dunnock pr displaying, 5 Redwing, Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Erith "area": Black Redstart along Thames path E of Church Manorway (Jack Headley)
  • Feltham "St Giles Hotel": Peregrine 1715 - view railing just beneath hotel roof, immediately above hotel entrance on Hounslow Rd (Andy Roberts)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 8 Siskin 6m 2f, 2 Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove, Collared Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows brief visit p.m : 18 Pied Wagtail on sports field, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush,2 Chaffinch, 2 Jay, Green Woodpecker, Lake: 3 Little Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck, 6 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose,2 Swan, Greenfinch, Gadwall m, (Bernie Weight).
  • Lamorbey Park : Great White Egret again on main lake 1216 when flew off N to pond on Sidcup Golf Course, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Tufted Duck , 2 Redwing , Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Greenfinch , 2 Long Tailed Tit in brief visit (Mike Amos) Great White Egret seen on golf course pond 1255 not exactly showy, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Redwing, Chiffchaff singing briefly by main lake, 6 Lesser Redpoll in birch by main lake (Ian Stewart)
  • Mayflower Park: male Blackcap, Water Rail (Chris Northwood per Bob Smith)
  • Oxleas Wood: 9 Nuthatch, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 25+ Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Chaffinch, 15 Goldfinch, 2 Jackdaw (Ron Turner)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite (Nigel Barratt)
  • Southfields "Garden SW18": m Blackcap in the garden this morning [so there must be an over-wintering pair in the area] (Martin Honey)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Great Egret showing well along towpath, 5 Linnet, Peregrine, f Kestrel, 3 Song Thrush singing, Little Egret, 4 Greenfinch singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 3cy Mediterranean Gull [Cow Field] (Samuel Levy & Steve Blake) Mute Swan [Long Pond], 2 Mandarin Duck, 65 Stock Dove, 2 Coot [Long Pond], 8 Lapwing, 26 Black-headed Gull, 270 Common Gull [before flock headed high east], 3 Grey Heron, Cormorant, 2 Little Owl, Kestrel, 40 Rook, 3 Coal Tit, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 71 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush, 23 Song Thrush, 140 Redwing, 23 Blackbird, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch (Samuel Levy) 2 Teal, Woodcock, 2 Tawny Owl (Tom Stewart)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Gadwall pr, m Northern Shoveler, 20 Tufted Duck 10m 10f, 114 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Shoveler, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Greenfinch singing, Song Thrush singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Great Egret again, 2 Peregrine, drake Goldeneye Lockwood res am (Lol Bodini)
  • West Harrow: m Blackcap singing intermittently throughout morning, m Great Spotted Woodpecker visiting nut feeder in garden (Alex Massey)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest, m Stonechat, c20 Lesser Redpoll (Jon Reeves)

Sunday 21st February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Little Grebe, m Shoveler, 3 Egyptian Goose, Greylag Goose pr, 30+ Redwing, 2 Peregrine, Common Buzzard (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton Creekside & Sewage Works: 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 12+ Shoveler, 14+ Shelduck, 20+ Teal, 20+ Redshank (Matthew Cunningham)
  • Belvedere: Siberian Chiffchaff, 3+ Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 Meadow Pipit, 15 Linnet at the end of Crabtree Manorway (Richard Bonser)
  • Blackheath: 2 Linnet, 2 Egyptian Geese with 5 goslings (Ray Crouch)
  • Bowyers Water: m Smew (Jon Agar) juv White-fronted Goose flew in with Greylag Goose flock in the afternoon [the Theobalds Park Farm bird] (Adam Wilson)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 2 Great White Egret, 40 Wigeon, 3 Lapwing (Jon Agar)
  • Cray Valley GC: Tufted Duck, 9 Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, 7-8 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail heard over, 2 Stonechat, Fieldfare, c30 Redwing, Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, Coal Tit singing, Lesser Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • Dagenham Chase: Woodcock, 72 Wigeon, 45 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 35 Shoveler, 24 Lapwing, Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green woodpecker, 2f Stonechat, 10+ Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, Skylark, Lesser Redpoll, Kestrel , 2 Goldcrest, 5 Greenfinch (Steve Bacon/Sam Porter). 2 additional Skylark, 2 Peregrine, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Rook, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Pochard over, Common Snipe, Little Grebe, Water Rail heard (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Enfield area "private access": 4 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel m 2f, 20+ Stock Dove, Skylark singing, 45 Meadow Pipit [inc flock of 44], 15 Pied Wagtail, 2f Stonechat, 5 Song Thrush inc three singing m, 14 Fieldfare, 2+ Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments: Song Thrush, 2 Stock Dove, Jackdaw, many Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 8 Siskin 6m 2f, 2 Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Gillespie Park, Highbury: singing Blackcap (David Bradshaw)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Lesser Redpoll at hedge 2 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery: Nuthatch (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Lamorbey Park: Great White Egret still present on pond in Sidcup golf course 1130 (Ian Stewart) Seen again in reeds at back of Lower Lake 1610 when flew back to pond also 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Teal 4m f, Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail inc tail-less bird, 10 Redwing inc one singing, 3 Mistle Thrush, singing Song Thrush, Chiffchaff singing, 6+ Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 100+ Carrion Crow, 3 Siskin (Mike Amos/Ian Stewart/Eric Brown) no sign of Cetti’s Warbler or Firecrest today
  • Leyton "Dagenham Brook": Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk (James Blake)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: singing Goldcrest (Alastair Dent)
  • Pinner, HA5: 11 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler, Skylark, Stonechat, Treecreeper (Jack Waddington)
  • River Pool Linear Park: 3 Chaffinch, f Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail [late visit, 24 spp] (Fernley Symons)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": Moorhen heard W about 0300, Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 2+ Redwing, Lesser Redpoll low E (Ian Stewart)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 161 Mallard, 8 Stonechat [4pr], 8 Canada Goose, 47 Greylag Goose, 11 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, 3 Grey Heron, 87 Teal, 38 Gadwall, 14 Shelduck, 4 Cettis Warbler, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Rock Pipit, 2 Oystercatcher, f Reed Bunting, m Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, 7 Meadow Pipit, Little Egret, Short-eared Owl, 7 Turnstone, 9 Redshank, Great Black-backed Gull, Jack Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Cormorant (Roger Keith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 19 Teal, 3m Pheasant, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Common Snipe, 7 Stock Dove [2 singing]. 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Skylark [3 singing], flock c35 Meadow Pipit, mobile feeding group 5 Stonechat [inc 2m], 13 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, singing Mistle Thrush, 9 singing Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest [1 singing], 2 Rook pr, 4 Reed Bunting 2 pr, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, m Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Tooting Bec Common: Adult summer Mediterranean gull, on the far end of the flooded field just north of Bedford Hill (Jack Hill)
  • Tottenham Cemetery: 4 Siskin, Common Buzzard over west. 1445 (ADH Hudson)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 5 Mandarin Duck, 3 Teal, 68 Stock Dove, 5 Lapwing, 23 Black-headed Gull, 197 Common Gull, 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl, 6 Little Owl, 2+ Escaped falconry bird still [my worry is that the two around are (Gyr x Saker) x Peregrine], 40 Rook, 5 Coal Tit, 4 Skylark, 11 Goldcrest, 6 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 9 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 22 Song Thrush, 189 Redwing, 16 Blackbird, 19 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 24 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit, 32 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Linnet (Totteridge Valley Birders)
  • Trent Park: 24 Mandarin Duck 14m 10f, m Common Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck 5m 3f, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 5 singing m Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit two prs (Robert Callf) Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Peter Corley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Mediterranean Gull, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Little Egret, Greenfinch singing (Bryan Waters & Dara Doyle)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Great Egret, 2 Goosander pr, Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Waterworks NR: Cetti's Warbler, Song Thrush singing, Little Grebe, 7 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 13+ Teal (James Blake)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Stonechat m f (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, 3 Common Snipe, c200 Common Gull, Stock Dove, 15 Redwing, Greenfinch {Red Fox} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 20th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe New River, Egyptian Goose pair, 6 Pochard, 30+ Redwing, Peregrine, m Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Barnes pond: Mandarin, 2 Egyptian Geese with 8 goslings (Matthew J. Bradbury)
  • Bexley: no sign of Green Sandpiper at Black Prince but Grey Wagtail in river, Kestrel over nearby Hall Place (Ian Stewart)
  • Brent Reservoir: 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, Common Buzzard (Andrew Self); 2 Stonechat m f (Shailesh Patel)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 6 Redpoll at the top of a Plane Tree, probably Lesser but too high to be certain (Conrad Ellam)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: pr Peregrine Falcon mating (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Coldfall Woods: m Firecrest NW corner near playing fields (Dominic Mitchell per Bob Watts)
  • Cornmill Meadows Lee Valley: Great White Egret (Mike Benyon)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Gadwall, 100+ Teal, Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 2+ Lapwing, c40 Dunlin, 20+ Redshank, Snipe, 5+ Skylark, Water Pipit, 10 Stonechat, 300+ Fieldfare, 5+ Redwing, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Dagenham Chase: 73 Wigeon, 31 Shoveler, 47 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 45 Lapwing, Snipe, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 10 Redwing, 2 Stonechat m f, Grey Wagtail, 3 Sparrowhawk displaying, Peregrine, Red Kite, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Andrew Gouldstone), Dartford Warbler on Fels Field [2nd site record], 4 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, Lesser Redpoll, Coal Tit, f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, Red Kite, Common Snipe, Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler, 7 Rook (Vince Halley-Frame, Sam Porter, Steve Bacon, Nathan Kidley & Martin Buckley)
  • Finchley: Common Buzzard over High Road by Cemetery (Lilah Keane)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 7 Siskin 6m f, 2 Collared Dove, Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": 3 Red Kite chasing each other seen from garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 16 Cormorant roosting in trees on island, 2 Mute Swan pr, 9 Greylag Goose, m Egyptian Goose, 12 Mandarin Duck 7m 5f, 4 Northern Shoveler 2m 2f, 5 Common Pochard 2m 3f, 25 Tufted Duck 13m 12f, 3 Common Gull 2ad & first-winter, 3+ Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Firecrest, 2 Chaffinch m f (Robert Callf)
  • Holyfield Lake: f/imm Smew from the Grand Weir hide at 1220, 7 Goosander (Neville Smith)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Black Swan, 8 Egyptian Geese, [Bar-headed Goose], 8 Shoveler, 15+ Gadwall, 2m Pochard, m Red-crested Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Lamorbey Park : No sign of Great White Egret by 0800. Little Grebe, Little Egret , Greylag Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 10 Tufted Duck 7m 3f, Peregrine, 6 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, singing Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch , Greenfinch, 2 Jackdaw, f Siskin (Mike Amos) Great White Egret still, now on pond on Sidcup golf course, Cetti’s Warbler singing by river Shuttle off Penhill Road, Firecrest in same place, 3 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, 6+ Redwing, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Lee Valley Park Farms: 2 White-fronted Goose, Shelduck, Woodcock, 6 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 5 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer (Gary Pomeroy)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Grey Wagtail, singing Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare (Bryan Waters). m Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest (Alastair Dent & Sam Hallgarten-Gritten)
  • Morden Park: 4 Little Owl seen and heard (Michael Mac)
  • Motspur Park:Chiffchaff singing (Charlie Alpera per Bob Smith)
  • Perivale Park: 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 2 Teal pr, m Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove pr, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 6 Stonechat [hadn't seen one here on my weekly walks since a lingering female back in December. Sean McCormack videoed one for the Ealing Wildlife FB page yesterday, so I was surprised to see 6 together in the same area-start of passage through London. All appeared to be females], 3 Greenfinch, m Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Sewardstone: f Goldeneye on flood relief channel (J-P Elmes)
  • SIdcup cemetery: 2 Tawny Owl calling from copse 1800 (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 5+ Redwing, Lesser Redpoll low E (Ian Stewart)
  • Southfields "Garden SW18": f Blackcap, Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit (Martin Honey)
  • St Paul's Cray: 2 Rook sitting on top of lamp posts near Culverstone House 1525 (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 5 Lapwing (Nigel Taylor), 4 Stonechat [Path to Long Pond], 2 Skylark, Linnet [foy], 3 Teal, 31 Stock Dove, 229 Common Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Owl, 40 Rook, 3 Coal Tit, m Blackcap, 16 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 107 Starling, 19 Song Thrush, 82 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 24 Pied Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit (Samuel Levy)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Firecrest (Jon Reeves)

Friday 19th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 2m Shoveler, Egyptian Goose pair, Peregrine, 35+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Bowyer's Water: m Smew, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Red Kite, Grey Wagtail (Simon Papps)
  • Brockwell Park: 90+ Redwing view toward Church from walled garden, Goldcrest, Red Kite (MP)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 10 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 3+ Little Owl around Lime Avenue at 2000 (Mike Foster)
  • Chislehurst Common: Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, 4+ Tufted Duck, 20+ Redwing, Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, Treecreeper (Ian Stewart/Eric Brown)
  • Dagenham Chase NR: Lesser Redpoll, 2m Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Pied Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 62 Wigeon, 23 Lapwing, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 7 Siskin 6m f (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite low over garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Hall Marsh: 100+ Lapwing, 20+ Teal, 15+ Shoveler (Simon Papps)
  • Highgate Wood: 2 Firecrest 100 yards WNW of Keepers Cottage (Bob Watts)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Shelduck, Little Egret, 60 Redwing, 150 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Green Woodpecker, 5 Skylark singing, 8 Reed Bunting (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Lamorbey Park: Great White Egret on north side of main lake at 1015 (Ralph & Brenda Todd per John Archer); 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Teal 2m f, Little Grebe, Great White Egret still present 1450, Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 1-2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Redwing, 8+ Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinch (Ian Stewart/Jack Headley) The GWE was apparently first seen here yesterday morning around 10am, then probably the bird reported by Eric Brown. The area it favoured is usually frequented by fishermen- it was yesterday pm- but was not today. With thanks to RT and the original finder for a probable site first (IS)
  • Long Wood, Norwood Green: Common Buzzard in trees, 2 Jay (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner, HA5: 3 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk (Nigel Barratt)
  • Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith: c30 Redwing on grass by tennis courts (Andrew Peel)
  • Regents Park: Water Rail, Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch (Nicholas Barnett)
  • Richmond Park: 2m Dartford Warbler,10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, Red Kite, 50+ Redwing, 14 Stonechat, Water Rail (Friday Bird Group)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: f Smew, 2 Water Rail, Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, Common Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Sidcup DA15 "River Shuttle": Little Egret Berwick Cresent, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker Parish Wood, 2 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Redwing Parish Wood, 5 Siskin Marlborough Park (Ian Stewart/Jack Headley)
  • South Lodge Farm: Little Egret (Robert Callf)
  • Southgate Cemetery: Woodcock flew low through cemetery at 1445 (Neville Smith)
  • Staines Moor: Short-eared Owl, 3 Red Kite, 4 Kestrel, 6 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 10+ Skylark, Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 20+ Teal, 30+ Redwing, 2 Fieldfare am (Nick Baker)
  • Theobalds Park Farm: juv White-fronted Goose still (Adam Wilson)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 4 Teal, 26 Stock Dove, 139 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, escaped falconry bird most likely Gyr x Peregrine [different bird to last winter's Gyr x Saker], 40 Rook, Skylark, 16 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 106 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 15 Song Thrush, 119 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 19 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, Lesser Redpoll (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 20 Mandarin Duck 12m 8f, 2m Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Pochard m f, f Tufted Duck, 4 Common Buzzard together over Rough Lot, 38 Black-headed Gull, 5 Blackbird, 3 singing m Song Thrush, 65+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 4 Long-tailed Tit two prs, Treecreeper, 25+ Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Water Rail calling, Cetti's Warbler singing, 2m Chaffinch singing,16 Grey Heron nests (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: 2 Grey Heron over, 3 Common Buzzard [1 feeding in horse field with Starlings & thrushes feeding close to it], Peregrine, Kestrel, 4 Skylark [3 singing], 3 Pied Wagtail, 12 Fieldfare, c20 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 6 Goldfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Woodberry Down: Common Buzzard being mobbed by 6 Carrion Crow 1215 (Sue Barry)
  • Wraysbury GPs: m Smew still, m Goosander, 10 Goldeneye together 4m 6f (Jon Reeves)
  • Worcester Parkr river Hogsmill: Common Buzzard, Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Thursday 18th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Blackcap Grove, Jackdaw, m Shoveler, 9 Pochard [largest count this winter], Egyptian Goose pair, Peregrine, 25+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Bexley: Green Sandpiper along river Shuttle, by the Black Prince (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bow, Three Mills to Cody Dock: 2 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 6 Shelduck, 10 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 30+ Teal (JW Davies)
  • Brockwell Park: Little Grebe on main lake, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Ian Strickland/Jeff Brady)
  • Cheshunt: m Smew, Bowyers Water, Red Kite & Grey Wagtail, also Robin & Coot seen carrying nesting material (Tony Stones)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 2 Great White Egret, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 57 Teal, 6 Common Snipe, 4 Water Rail, Kingfisher, m Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 4 singing Song Thrush, 5 singing Reed Bunting, 2+ Lesser Redpoll, 140+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Dartford Marshes: 3 Russian White-fronted Geese [2 adults & juvenile still], 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit, "Scandinavian" Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 12 Stonechat, 49 Fieldfare (Jack Headley)
  • East India Dock: 15 Shelduck, 29 Teal (JW Davies)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 5 Siskin 4m f, Red Kite 1442 (Samuel Levy)
  • Hackney Marshes: Kingfisher, 2 Teal pr, 2 Song Thrush singing, Greenfinch singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley Riding Stables: Chiffchaff (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • London Wetland Centre: Oystercatcher still, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck (WWT website)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 3 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shoveler 2pr [scrape], m Teal [scrape-first for a few years], Cormorant, 2 Red Kite, Kestrel, 5 Meadow Pipit, 19 Pied Wagtail, 4 Redwing, 4 Goldfinch, f Chaffinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Olympic Park ' Wetlands Walk' : Kingfisher, 6 Teal three prs, 2 Mute Swan pr, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 27 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 23 Tufted Duck 15m 8f (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Oxleas Woods: Firecrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Perivale Park: 4 Teal two pr, Cormorant over, 22 Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 17 Redwing, Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner, HA5: 8 Pied Wagtail feeding together (Nigel Barratt)
  • Pymmes Park: 4 Little Grebe inc one pr, 3 Mute Swan pr & first-winter, 2 Greylag Goose inc metal ring no 5281742 [my first ringed bird of this species], 4 Canada Goose w/ metal rings read, m Eurasian Teal, 34 Tufted Duck 23m 11f, 11 Common Gull inc two first-winter, 2 Collared Dove pr, 2 Stock Dove pr, 2 Pied Wagtail, m Song Thrush singing, 5 Redwing, m Mistle Thrush singing, Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf) Found some video footage of the drake Hooded Merganser here, posted on Friends of Pymmes Park Facebook for 5th February 2021 - swimming & wing-flapping, for those who are interested? - R Callf
  • Sidcup: Great White Egret flew along Willersley Avenue from Welling direction towards rail line and Chislehurst at 1210, Little Egrets regular here on nearby River Shuttle but this one much larger and had big yellow bill. At 1545 Buzzard circling higher in same area (Eric Brown)
  • South Lodge Farm: Little Egret (Robert Callf)
  • Southall: Red Kite over 1300 (Phil Belman)
  • Ten Acre Wood area, Hillingdon: c76 Redwing, c54 Fieldfare, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Red Kite, c10 Long-tailed Tit, c10 Redpoll, Water Rail calling (Kabir Kaul)
  • Theobalds Park: Red Kite over Junction 25 of M25 (Tony Stones).
  • Tottenham Cemetery: 2 Siskin, c50 Redwing 1600 (ADH Hudson)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 22 Canada Geese, Teal, Water Rail, 2 Woodcock, 145 Common Gull, 4 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 7 Little Owl, 40 Rook, Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 9 Song Thrush, 218 Redwing, 27 Fieldfare, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Stonechat Field) (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 41 Lapwing, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 5 Red Kite, 18 Skylark, 50 Starling, Tree Sparrow, 4 Pied Wagtail, 23 Meadow Pipit (Tom Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 2m Smew both on Wraysbury 1 and viewed from the football pitch behind the village hall (Thomas Gibson)

Wednesday 17th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 2m Shoveler, Peregrine, Egyptian Goose pair (APOG Birders)
  • Blackheath: 6 Siskin by Folly Pond (John Bushell)
  • Boxer's Lake: 3 Little Egret roosting in trees on island [ad flew in to roost 1706, second ad flew in to roost 1721, third bird flew in 1724], 7 Grey Heron inc one young calling, 2 Mute Swan pr, 41 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 21 Tufted Duck 12m 9f, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, m Collared Dove singing, 3 Grey Wagtail pre-roost gathering, m Blackbird singing, Goldcrest (Robert Callf/Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Brent Reservoir: 28 Gadwall, 87 Teal, 63 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Goldcrest (Samuel Levy)
  • Burgess Park: Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Egyptian Geese, Great Crested Grebe, m Pochard, Mistle Thrush [28 species; no sign of Med Gull] (Fernley Symons)
  • Bushy Park: 9 Skylark, 24 Meadow Pipit (John Strachan)
  • Chislehurst Common: 2 Greylag Geese both paired with Canada Geese, 5+ Tufted Duck, 4+ Stock Dove, 20+ Redwing, 6+ Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 4+ Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Ian Stewart)
  • Cray Valley GC: Common Buzzard, Kestrel f/imm m, 4 Green Woodpecker, Skylark singing in field S of site, 6-7 Pied Wagtail, 16 Fieldfare, 300+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Greenfinch, Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • Crayford Marshes: 1st-winter Caspian Gull [new bird, different to y'day], adult Mediterranean Gull [Belgian ringed], 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1500 Black-headed Gulls [including Polish and Lithuanian rings] (Richard Bonser)
  • Dagenham Chase: Bullfinch, 20 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 30 Lapwing, 43 Shoveler, 71 Wigeon, 34 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Gouldstone); Great White Egret & 3 White-fronted Geese (Sam Porter per VH-F)
  • Enfield "Linkside EN2": 5 Mandarin Duck flew over towards Enfield Golf Course 1740 (Robert Callf)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: 3 Shoveler 2m f, 12 Tufted Duck 7m 6f, first winter Black-headed Gull, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch singing (Bob Husband)
  • Hornsey "New River Village": Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail (Patrick Parrinder)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 19 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, male Red-crested Pochard, adult Black-headed Gull [white ring, black inscription OHV - banded near Copenhagen as an adult male in March 2015 and seen in Finland in April 2016 - thanks Bill], adult intermedius-type Lesser Black-backed Gull on moored boats, several singing Stock Dove, vocal Green Woodpecker, 3 singing Mistle Thrush, 3 singing Coal Tit, Chiffchaff calling from the Long Water Sanctuary (Des McKenzie)
  • Kelsey Park, Beckenham: 2 Little Egret, Kestrel, Collared Dove, 17 Mandarin Duck, 2 pr Wood Duck [been resident here for many years apparently] (Michael Mac)
  • London Wetland Centre: Oystercatcher still, 131 Lapwing, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye (WWT website)
  • Pinner, HA5: 200+ Ring-necked Parakeet over south in various sized flocks to roosting sites (Nigel Barratt)
  • Plumstead Common: m Peregrine over (Patrick English)
  • Thamesmead: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls [both 2nd-winters] off Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Tottenham Cemetery: 10+ Siskin (James Palmer)
  • Wanstead Flats: c20 Redpoll back in the usual Birches, 7 Meadow Pipit (J-P Elmes)
  • Wraysbury GP: 3m Goosander, 8 Goldeneye 3m 5f (Jon Reeves)

Tuesday 16th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 6 Pochard including partially leucistic bird recently at Finsbury Park, 2m Shoveler filter beds, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Bexleyheath "The Warren": 3+ Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Redwing, 5+ Goldcrest, Firecrest, 2+ Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • Brockwell Park: 96+ Redwing feeding in the grass south side of the tennis courts (Stuart Hearne)
  • Burgess Park: adult summer plumage Mediterranean Gull (Peter Reed); Great Black-backed Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Pochard (Josh P)
  • Cray Valley GC: Common Buzzard, f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Meadow Pipit, 19 Pied Wagtail, 3 Fieldfare, 80+ Redwing, Goldcrest singing, 3 Greenfinch, 3-4 Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • Crayford Marshes: 1st-winter Caspian Gull on roof of Serco mid morning, adult Mediterranean Gull [yellow-ringed], 65 Lesser Black-backed Gulls [including a Dutch ringed bird] (Richard Bonser)
  • Crossness: 30+Lapwing, 40+Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Peregrine, Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 30 Linnet (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Shelduck, Woodcock, 2 Bullfinch, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 48 Wigeon, 22 Shoveler, 51 Teal, 24 Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 20 Meadow Pipit, f Stonechat (Steve Bacon)
  • Danson Park: 3 Mute Swan, 20+ Egyptian Goose, m Gadwall, 20+ Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4+ Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush singing, 10+ Redwing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 6+ Jackdaw, Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield Island Village: Great White Egret from the bridge over the River Lee, looking north on the west bank (Phil Rhodes)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": Sparrowhawk, 34 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 1655 (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "River View EN2": Sparrowhawk, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap 2m f feeding on block of fat & ivy berries, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 1+ Great Tit, Jay, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: 4 Avocet, 30 Redshank (Richard Bonser)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 3 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush singing, 8 Greenfinch, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Green Woodpecker, 30+Redwing, 3 Jay, 4 Long-tailed Tit, Lake: 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Swan, 6 Canada Goose, 3 Little Grebe, c80 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Golders Green: Eastern Rosella coming to feeders in back garden - identified from video sent by a friend (Reuben Braddock)
  • Horton CP: Fieldfare, Lapwing, 300 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Lamorbey Park : 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 4 Tufted Duck ,10+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay (Mike Amos)
  • Penhill Park DA15: 30 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 6+ Herring Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail around large flood, Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Plumstead: 3 Lapwing over Kirkham St, SE18 heading NNE. House tick for me and only second ones I’ve seen in the immediate neighbourhood in 15 years (Gus Wilson)
  • Richmond Bridge: 26 Egyptian Goose, 5 Mandarin 3m2f, Little Grebe, 2 ad Great Black-backed Gull pr [on same covered boat as last week], 8 Redwing over, m Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park 3 Northern Lapwing over pen ponds [photos available on request] (John Strachan)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: c75 Redwing, c30 Fieldfare, 96 Teal, 14 Shoveler 2f, 4 Stonechat 2pr, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dunlin, Grey Plover, 43 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 8 Jackdaw, 36 Shelduck, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Water Rail h, 41 Gadwall, Stock Dove, 39 Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 2 Cormorant, Great-crested Grebe, Peregrine, Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 5 Meadow Pipit, 23 Lapwing, Grey Plover (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: m Stonechat [along path to Long Pond but I think a different bird to yesterday], f Blackcap, 20 Pied Wagtail, 3 Fieldfare, 75 Redwing, 19 Rook, c425 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 2 drake Mandarin, Teal (John Colmans) Stonechat seen in poor light heading towards Darlands presumably to roost, 5 Mandarin Duck, 10 Teal, Woodcock [Cow Field], Barn Owl, 7 Black-headed Gull, 75 Common Gull, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 8 Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 21 Rook, 6 Goldcrest, 12 Starling, 11 Song Thrush, 250 Redwing into roost, 9 Blackbird, 14 Fieldfare, 2 Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan pr, 4 Mandarin Duck 3m f, 2 Gadwall pr, 27 Mallard, m Common Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck 13m 11f, Sparrowhawk, 110+ Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, m Dunnock singing, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 18 Canada Goose, c35 Chaffinch feeding in field NE of water garden, Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck m f, c120 Black headed Gull , 2 Kestrel, 18 Mandarin Duck 10m 8f, 2 Pochard m f, 4 Redwing, Water Rail showed well at 1635, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 Little Grebe, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands/ Stoke Newington W Res: m Shelduck, 5 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, 2 Pochard [including partially leucistic bird at Ali P earlier] [Woodberry Wetlands], 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 100 Black-headed Gull [West Res] (Sam Jones)
  • West Putney SW15: 320 Lapwing [120 NE 1030 then 200 NE 1050 both flocks very high] (R Kaye)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Firecrest (R Dunne)
  • Woodford Green: Blackcap f second day in the garden. Chased off by a Robin (Steve Howey)
  • Worcester Park: 5 Linnet (Chris Northwood per Bob Smith)

Monday 15th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Chiffchaff along railway embankment [foy], 25+ Redwing, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Barnes Cray: 2 Chiffchaff along Byway 105 (Ian Stewart)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 10 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush inc one singing, 80 Cormorant, 10 Gadwall, 28 Shoveler, Tawny Owl mobbed by 2 Carrion Crow (Michael Mac) how come sometimes when I save, some of the list is missing? (Michael Mac - yes); I had the same problem a few days ago and also suspect that this problem is behind the significant data loss of Sunday 14th February (see my comment under the Enfield posting of that date). If so, I guess that previous cached pages of the LBCW on the fandom servers have sometimes started to have a life of their own; such things can be caused my memory problems typically due to the relevant servers being up and used a lot for too long - time for fandom to reboot them I reckon, if they have not already done so. (Keith Bates)
  • Barnet Playing Fields: 29 Black-headed Gull, 11 Common Gull, Cormorant, 30 Redwing (Samuel Levy)
  • Bexley: Green Sandpiper in River Shuttle by Black Prince interchange (Ian Stewart)
  • Bexley Park Woods: Firecrest, Treecreeper (Ian Stewart)
  • Blackheath: 5 Siskin in alders by Folly Pond, outside Greenwich Park gates, early afternoon (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: Pochard, 4 Shoveler, Common Gull, Cormorant, Redwing, 4 Egyptian Goose, Greylag Goose, Grey Heron (Graeme Wright)
  • Crayford Marshes: Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 10+ Gadwall, m Shoveler, 4+ Wigeon, c100 Teal, 3 Pheasant, Little Grebe, f/imm m Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 2 Grey Plover, 10+ Lapwing, c100 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, c30 Redshank, c20 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 2+ Caspian Gull Jolly Farmers, 4+ Skylark singing, 4+ Meadow Pipit, 7+ Pied Wagtail, 6 Stonechat, 50+ Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, 2+ Cetti’s Warbler, 1+ Rook, c10 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 52 Wigeon, 51 Teal, 28 Shoveler, 31 Lapwing, Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 24 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Goldcrest, 25 Goldfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 20 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, Bullfinch (Steve Bacon)
  • Finsbury Park: 30+ Redwing (James Palmer)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan pr, 5 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, 7 Mandarin Duck 5m 2f, 8 Northern Shoveler 4m 4f, m Common Pochard, 46 Tufted Duck 27m 19f, 7 Common Gull 5ad 2nd-winter & first-winter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackbird 2m f, 40+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest inc singing male, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 singing Nuthatch, 6 Chaffinch 4m 2f, 4 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: 3 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 4 Redwing (Samuel Levy)
  • Gunpowder Park: Great White Egret in River Lee flood channel at 1430, 3 Goosander, 4 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Kestrel (Simon Papps)
  • Hampton Wick Pond: 5 Red-crested Pochard 4m f (R Dunne)
  • Holloway, N7: Peregrine on usual building, then swooped down across Holloway Road and on along railway line (Ann Feltham)
  • Home Park: 12 Tufted Duck on Long Water, 3 Skylark south of Long Water (Mike Foster)
  • Horton Country Park: Woodcock (Bob Smith)
  • Ladywell Fields: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush (Tom Moulton/Sue Gore)
  • Lamorbey, Sidcup: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Jackdaw [on Hurstmere school field ] (Mike Amos)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Greylag, 4 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Peregrine, f Kingfisher, 10+ Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Pinner, HA5: 2 Red Kite circling together, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Ponders End: 2 male Blackcap in my garden, disputing ownership of apples (A Middleton)
  • Richmond Park: Dunlin at Upper Pen Pond mid-afternoon (Sandra Hucks)
  • Rockingham Rec Ground, Uxbrige: Little Egret in R Frays, singing Dunnock, c50 Black-headed Gull (Roger Dewey)
  • Ruislip Gardens "Yeading Brook towards A40": Little Egret, Mistle Thrush (Barry Wilson)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Great White Egret flew in high from S at 1510 and landed in reedbed on W side, 40+ Shoveler, Kingfisher (Simon Papps)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Great White Egret in flood relief Channel (Dan Townsend)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": Fieldfare still in gardens this morning, m Blackcap, Peregrine (Ian Stewart)
  • St Mary Cray "area": 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, c50 Pied Wagtail S (Jack Headley)
  • Southall "Spikes Bridge Park": 2 Collared Dove, 10 Redwing, 2 Red Kite together low (Barry Wilson)
  • Southfields "Garden SW18": Redwing [w/ one eye] feeding on the back lawn this afternoon (Martin Honey)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Great Egret still in field beside A40, flushed to adjacent field towards Polish War Memorial, 3 Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Mandarin Duck, 6 Teal, 6 Lapwing [Folly Farm], 23 Common Gull, Red Kite, 3 Little Owl, 21 Rook, Skylark [Lower Corn Field], 7 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8 Song Thrush, 57 Redwing, 70 Fieldfare, Stonechat [path to long pond], 13 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 2 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Samuel Levy & Tony Clancy); Peregrine, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Leo Duarte); 89 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 14 Meadow Pipit (Tom Stewart)
  • Victoria Park: 8 Red-crested Pochard 7m f, 50+ Redwing, 2 Nuthatch (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: ad Mediterranean Gull, Shelduck, f Teal, Shoveler, 2 Stonechat, 18 Meadow Pipit, Little Egret (Chris Farthing); 2 Gadwall in Bomb Crater Field (James Palmer)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel (Josh P)
  • Woodford Green: Blackcap f on suetball feeder in garden [first this year] (Steve Howey)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: c100 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Pheasant, Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush, 50 Linnet (Kabir Kaul)
  • Worcester Park: Fieldfare, 150 Redwing (Bob Smith)

Sunday 14th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Gadwall pr [1st since 2019], 30+ Redwing, 2 Peregrine, 2 Egyptian Goose pr (APOG Birders)
  • Blackheath: 7 Siskins feeding on Alder seed, Folly Pond a.m. 45 Common Gulls on the open Heath (Joe Beale).
  • Burgess Park: adult summer plumage Mediterranean Gull (Michael Mac)
  • Dagenham Chase NR: 2 Great White Egret on the Beam River at 1310 briefly, 52 Teal, 19 Shoveler, 24 Tufted Duck, f Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Common Snipe, 23 Lapwing, 2 Bullfinch pr, 17 Linnet, 4 Greenfinch, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Reed Bunting, f Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 8 Jackdaw (Vince Halley-Frame); Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Kingfisher (Nath Kidley, Sam Porter & Ryan)
  • Dukes Meadows, Chiswick: Guillemot on the Thames (Jim Cunningham)
  • Dulwich College: 20 Common Gull (Paul Collins)
  • Ealing W13: 2 Blackcap m f, Redwing in garden (Bill Haines)
  • Enfield: M25/A10 junction in field opposite Big Motor World c25 Golden Plover about 1430 [this is a historical site for this species, and was put up earlier this afternoon...I wonder why it was taken down?] (Ken Murray) It seems that anybody can interfere with postings on this site perhaps security is not up to standard (Anon). Mine disappeared as well earlier, I don't know who or what is responsible? (Michael Mac). A check on the wiki’s history shows that Ken’s Enfield posting and Michael’s Burgess Park posting both disappeared (perhaps by accident) at 15:31 when James Palmer added his posting for Lower Chingford. Postings by Paul Collins for Dulwich College, Nigel Dodd for Ickenham Marsh and Mike Edwards for Sutcliffe Park & Pool River also disappeared at the same time, along with an anonymous posting for Tooting Common. (Some, but not all, have since been re-posted.) Can you explain what happened, James? (Andrew Haynes) I reported the Burgess Park Med Gull in the afternoon but, next time I looked my sighting had been taken down and replaced with Michael Mac's (Conrad Ellam); I had a problem a couple or so days ago which I mentioned on the Describe Changes box when posting. An up-to-date page consistently appeared after I clicked Edit but a considerably outdated page (loss of my Edit and at least 1 other edit loss) when I clicked Save. Maybe it's the same or a similar problem but, presumably, only if just the latest changes to the page at some eventual point got lost this time. I noticed the following day that my Edit did eventually appear on the live page. (Keith Bates) I don't know what happened. My apologies if I inadvertantly removed other people's posts. (James Palmer)
  • Erith Pier: Caspian Gull [1st-winter, German ringed XKNK] late afternoon (Richard Bonser)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Mute Swan, c10 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Gadwall, 3 Teal flushed from lake, 3+ Little Grebe, Kestrel, Lapwing S 1110, 5+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, Cetti’s Warbler showing well, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2-3 Nuthatch, 2+ Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Egyptian Goose (James Blake)
  • Horsenden Hill "West": Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Greenfinch (Martin Smith)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Pair of Wigeon asleep under overhanging branches on Long Water, 25 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, f Red-crested Pochard, 8 Pochard, 188 Tufted Duck, 2 Peregrine Falcon pr, c85 Common Gull, 5 Redwing, Nuthatch, 4 Jackdaw (Des McKenzie)
  • Ickenham Marsh: Great Egret along the brook at 1130 possibly one of the birds seen at Ten Acre Wood earlier, c50 Redwing, c20 Fieldfare, Nuthatch, Buzzard, Red Kite (Nigel Dodd)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: Little Grebe, Kingfisher showing and fishing well, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, c8 Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull [on school field] (Mike Amos)
  • Leyton "Jubilee Park": 5 Common Gull (James Blake)
  • Lower Chingford "footpath around southern end of William Girling Reservoir": 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull (James Palmer)
  • Minet Country Park "Hayes": m Peregrine chasing Redwing; Common Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 20+ Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Brambling [with flock of Goldfinch around Cycle Track] (Dave Bookless)
  • Pinner, HA5: 2 Red Kite, 11 Redwing, 14 Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, 25+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • Southfields "Garden SW18": f Blackcap in garden eating cotoneaster fruits [first of the winter, previously only male] (Martin Honey)
  • South Norwood CP: Little Egret, 3 Meadow Pipit feeding in grass on wet meadow, Kestrel, Nuthatch, 6 House Sparrow (Matthew J Bradbury)
  • St Pauls Church Lake IG8: 42 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Pied Wagtail (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 11 Teal, 3 Great Egret [1 bird initially seen flying around field between wood & A40. Joined by second bird. Mobile & disappearing into ditches. 3 eventually seen. Later seen after my WhatsApp message by Jim Fell & Nigel Dodd too. One flew towards Yeading], Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, singing Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, 17 Meadow Pipit, 10+ Fieldfare, 15+ Redwing {2 Red Fox} (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmead: hybrid Caspian x Herring Gull [German-ringed 1st-winter X98L], 2 Yellow-legged Gulls off Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Thames Barrier: 45 Teal, Redshank, 9 Redwing, 6 Greenfinch (Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 2 Teal, 156 Lapwing [Folly Farm - site record for grounded birds], 20 Common Gull, Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Tawny Owl, 2 Kestrel, 21 Rook, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 70 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 28 Blackbird, 104 Fieldfare, 190 Redwing, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Bullfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Troy Mill Lake: m Goosander (Sean Moore)
  • Twickenham: m Blackcap in garden (Mike Foster)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": 19 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: 11 Siskin (Nick Rutter)
  • Waterworks NR: Great Egret landed for a moment in Bed 18 then flew away towards Paddock, Water Rail in Bed 17, Fieldfare, Peregrine (Marcin Kempa)
  • Woodberrry Wetlands: Shelduck, Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 24 Fieldfare, Peregrine (Sam Jones)
  • Wraysbury GPs: m Smew on South Lake No. 1 pit, access from Douglas Lane, very restricted viewing through railings with bird often disappearing behind island, late pm. 7 Goldeneye on Heron Lake, Little Egret flew over Station Pit (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Little Egret, Red Kite, 50+ Common Gull, c10 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 13th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 57+ Lapwing [2 low W 0837, 50+ NW 1005, 4 low NE 1218, 1 NNE 1237], Siskin, 4 Fieldfare, 60+ Redwing, 53 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake, Enfield: 3 Little Egret [adult & imm at roost 1646, another ad flew in to roost 1649], 5+ Grey Heron inc young calling [NY], 2 Mute Swan pr, Greylag Goose, 37+ Mallard, m Common Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck 7m 7f, 2ad Common Gull, 2ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, imm Herring Gull, 4 Grey Wagtail went to roost site after 1702, 2m Pied Wagtail, 3+ Redwing (Robert Callf/Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Meadow Pipit, Skylark both on grass above cricket pitch and still on site at 0930 when I left [thanks Stuart Hearne], 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker m f both drumming at main pond, f Teal, ad Common Gull, 3 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, m Chaffinch (Matthew J Bradbury); 2 Skylark and 2 Meadow Pipit feeding in grass at 1330 (Paul Collins); Luckily I arrived at 1545 just as someone crossed the area and Skylarks/Meadow Pipits flew off over Cressingham Estate, but a lot of people with dogs over that patch, no Teal, Pied Wagtail that still had yellow facial plumage of a juvenile (Michael Mac); Grey Wagtail on the lowest pond 1700 (Stuart Hearne).
  • Burgess Park Lake: Mediterranean Gull ad (Josh P)
  • Cheshunt: juv White-fronted Goose on St Mary's School playing field [the same bird that's usually on Theobalds Park Farm or the adjacent New River], 36 Golden Plover on Maxwells Farm (Adam Wilson)
  • Cockfosters/East Barnet "Belmont OS": 2 Blackcap m f in garden, f Chaffinch (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 29 Lapwing, 62 Shoveler, m Pintail, 56 Teal, 2 Gadwall, Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 36 Greylag Goose (Steve Bacon); also 6 Pochard, 22 Meadow Pipit, f Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Dartford Marshes: Goldeneye [on Littlebrook Lake], Buzzard, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Avocet, Grey Plover, 200 Dunlin, Little Egret (Phil Thompson)
  • Denham Country Park: 8 Egyptian Goose pr w/ six goslings (Sean Moore)
  • Dulwich Park: Presumed escaped Marbled Duck still present on boating lake (Humphrey Keeper)
  • East Dulwich SE22: Fieldfare & Redwing in my garden Crab Apple tree at the same time (Steven Robinson)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": f Blackcap, 2 Fieldfare (Samuel Levy)
  • Fulham Reach "Thames": 27 Common Gull, 31 Gadwall, 11 Tufted Duck, 60 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 2 Coot, 154 Black-headed Gull [inc pair in courtship display], 7 Cormorant, 68 Carrion Crow, 36 Herring Gull, 20 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pied Wagtail (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Galley Hill/Aimes Green: 250 Stock Dove, 300 Linnet, 75 Chaffinch, 38 Skylark, 5 Yellowhammer, 28 Goldfinch, Common Snipe, Golden Plover over, 31 Lapwing SW & 5 on deck (A Middleton)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: 75 Black-headed Gull inc one w/ yellow darvic [not read], 3 Common Gull (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Greenwich Park: 12 Lapwing, 70 Cormorant over, Redwing, Green Woodpecker (Ray Crouch)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 8 Mandarin Duck, 4 Eurasian Teal m 3f [unusual here], 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f, m Common Pochard, 2 Goldcrest (Stephen Witherford per RM Callf); Red Kite near Grovelands Park (Hannah Malleson)
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill”: 2 Lapwing W at 1113, 2 Peregrine E, 12 Fieldfare W, 120 Redwing (Reuben Braddock, Jamie Cedar)
  • Hammersmith: Guillemot on Thames between Hammersmith & Barnes Bridges 1530 (via Twitter, Phillip Stafford per FJM & Harry Harrison) Where was your sighting please Harry and what time ? Thanks Franko
  • Harefield: Ringed Plover, 8 Teal, c20 Lapwing - flood field just beyond Bear in the Barge pub (Sean Moore)
  • Lewisham: Blackcap in Algernon Road garden (Conrad Ellam)
  • Lonsdale Road, Barnes: White-fronted Goose again on St Pauls School playing field (Peter Kemmis Betty per FJM)
  • Kew Gardens: 16 Lapwing flying W along Thames 1200 (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: Little Grebe, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, c10 Redwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, 2 Jackdaw in brief visit (Mike Amos)
  • Northfields: Pied Wagtail, 1- 2 Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 9 Egyptian Geese [record count], 2 high circling Cormorant, 4 Red Kite [pr together], Peregrine, Kestrel, 60 Common Gull, c480 Black-headed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, c25 Redwing, Fieldfare, f Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Ponders End: m Blackcap still hammering apples in garden (A Middleton)
  • Rotherhithe: 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 60 Common Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Rushett Farm, Malden Rushett: 4 Common Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 1m Stonechat, 2 Egyptian Geese low SW, 8 Meadow Pipit (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 34sp inc Woodcock SE 1530, 3 Canada Goose NE, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 230+ Lapwing c200S 0850 25SW 1006 4SW 1157, 2 Great Black-backed Gull N, 3 Stock Dove over, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, c50 Fieldfare inc 5 in garden all day, c30 Redwing some constantly in view all day from window, m Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Jackdaw (Ian Stewart)
  • South Norwood Country Park: f Teal, 2 Kestrel pr, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Common Gull [36 spp] (Fernley Symons)
  • South Norwood, SE25: c40 Lapwing flying high S/SW over garden 1315, plus f Kestrel & Common Gull low overhead (Gavin Hawgood)
  • Thamesmead: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull on R Thames off Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 360 Lapwing a site record count [61 grounded at Folly Farm, 299 W] (Totteridge Valley Birders); 2 Mandarin Duck, 42 Stock Dove, Common Snipe [Owl Field], 3 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Kestrel, 20 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 37 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 280 Redwing, 16 Blackbird, 84 Fieldfare, 7 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Lesser Redpoll, Cormorant (Samuel Levy)
  • Hale End E17: 40 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare overhead (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 8+ Common Snipe, 10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, 2 Egyptian Goose, 130 Carrion Crow, all in Bomb Crater field (Marcin Kempa)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": 9 Redwing, Stock Dove (Keith Bates)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Little Grebe, m Kingfisher, Fieldfare, 60+ Redwing, 3 Siskin (Jack Headley)
  • Waterworks NR: Peregrine on top of pylon, 10 Redwing (Marcin Kempa)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Firecrest m f (Jon Reeves) is that still in the same place, Holly near the old gravel pit? Yes same area JR Is the old gravel pit Kings Mere? Thanks. No it's Bluegate JR
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 6 Lapwing over SW 14.16 (Garry James)
  • Worcester Park: 79 Cormorant low over heading S (Isaiah Rowe)

Friday 12th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 124+ Lapwing [in flocks of 30+ NE 0951 & 80+ W 1035, 14N 1139 with another 80+ nearby N of Boating Lake 1116], Buzzard E, 40+ Redwing, 3 Pochard, 3 Peregrine, Egyptian Goose pair, Greylag Goose pr (APOG Birders)
  • Barnet Lane: Lapwing W upriver along Dollis Brook, 250 Redwing, Fieldfare (Samuel Levy)
  • Beddington Farm: White Stork still on the ice and a red fox showing interest and trying to walk out to it, just before dusk (Michael Mac)
  • Belair Park: 14 Lapwing NE, Kestrel (Dave Clark)
  • Brook Farm Open Space: Red Kite (Samuel Levy)
  • Brockwell Park: Skylark & 2 Meadow Pipits feeding on the grass by Trinity Rise again this morning (Stuart Hearne)
  • Cockfosters/East Barnet "Belmont OS": 2 Blackcap m f in garden (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Dulwich Park: Marbled Duck on lake [presumed escaped], 2 Greylag Goose, 16 Tufted Duck (Humphrey Keeper)
  • East Barnet "garden EN4": f Blackcap, 2 Collared Dove , 2 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 35 Lapwing west at 1320, 8 Redwing, 30 Starling, Coal Tit (Pete Lowman)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel m f, 26 Red-legged Partridge [covey of 16 at one site & 10 at another site], Golden Plover flew E 1406, Woodcock flushed from ditch 1318, Common Snipe flushed 1248, 7 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 38 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 13+ Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 32+ Redwing, 5 Jay, 50+ Linnet, 2 Goldfinch, Yellowhammer (Robert Callf)
  • Feltham "St Giles Hotel": 2 Peregrine m f 1520 [Same location as last two days] (Andy Roberts)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": f Blackcap, m Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Teal, Pheasant, 2 Water Rail, 2 Little Grebe, 15+ Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 12+ Meadow Pipit amongst 33 species seen (Ralph Todd)
  • Greenford to Ealing Hospital "Brent corridor": 7 Teal, 16 Mandarin Duck [3 in collection, 13 on river], 2 Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, pale Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine pr, 4 Stock Dove, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, c50 Redwing, 3 Jay (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: 5 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 91 Black-headed Gull inc Yellow darvic ringed 2JBP from North Thames Gull Group, 2 Common Gull, 4 Redwing. (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: Treecreeper, 20+ Lesser Redpoll [near Viaduct Pond] (James Palmer), Greylag Goose on Highgate No1 pond (S Tusa)
  • Hampton Station: Red Kite 1140
  • Holyfield Weir and Goose Field: 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, f Pintail, 6 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 9 Goosander, 60+ Lapwing, 11 Common Snipe, 80+ Redwing, 60+ Fieldfare (Simon Papps)
  • Horsenden Hill: Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 20+ Redwing (Barry Wilson)
  • Mayflower Park Wetlands, Worcester Park: Water Rail showed briefly (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Millfields "E5": c10 Lapwing high south over Lea Bridge Road (Alastair Dent)
  • Motspur Park:Joseph Hood Park: adult Mediterranean Gull (Chris Northwood per Bob Smith)
  • Poulter Park/along River Wandle: 7 Chiffchaff - 2 of which Siberian type, 90 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, 20 Teal (Michael Mac)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Smew drake on S basin E end pm. (Dave Kenrick per Dom Pia & FJM)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 43 Greylag Goose, Kestrel [with small rodent], c30 Redwing, c60 Fieldfare, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting f, 23 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Common Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull [stalking feeding Seals], 2 Herring Gull, 5 Cormorant, Jack Snipe, 3 Turnstone, 17 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, Dunlin, 4 Rock Pipit, 3 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit [full summer plumage], 3 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan, 8 Teal, Common Sandpiper, Pied Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, Snipe, 2 Peregrine [atop Thames pylon] {2 Grey seal, weasel} (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 8 Mandarin Duck, 12 Teal, Common Snipe [Owl Field], 11 Common Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Nuthatch, 7 Song Thrush, 34 Redwing, 18 Fieldfare, 11 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, 3 Siskin, 7 Lapwing W (Samuel Levy) Water Rail, 8 Lapwing [Cow Field], 2 Tawny Owl (Tom Stewart)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": 10 Redwing, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Keith Bates)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: 2 Red Kite pr, m Kestrel, c120 Black-headed Gull following tractor, 2 Stock Dove, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat pr (Neil Anderson)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Firecrest, 10 Fieldfare (Jon Reeves)
  • Waltham Abbey town centre: m Blackcap (Simon Papps)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Gadwall, 3-4 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 30+ Redwing, 5 Siskin (Jack Headley)
  • Woodford Green: 20+ Redwing, m Blackcap, m Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch with flyover Raven [2nd site record], 2 Fieldfare briefly in garden with 4 Redwing (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: m Blackcap (Chris Northwood per Bob Smith)

Thursday 11th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Egyptian Goose, 5 Greylag Goose, 6 Pochard, 32 Tufted Duck, 31 Common Gull Wood Green Res, 2 Peregrine, 45+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Meadow Pipit, a Skylark and a pale Pied Wagtail feeding on the grass - near Trinity Rise (Stuart Hearne)
  • Burgess Park: 19 Shoveler, Great Black-backed Gull (Peter Reed)
  • Clissold Park: 15 Pochard (Tom Stewart)
  • Cockfosters/East Barnet "Belmont OS": 2 Blackcap m f in garden (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Dagenham Chase NR: Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 68 Lapwing, 37 Teal, 2 Shoveler, f Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Rook, f Reed Bunting, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • East Dulwich SE22: Fieldfare in my garden (Steven Robinson)
  • Feltham "St Giles Hotel": Peregrine same place as last 2 days (Andy Roberts)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": f Blackcap, 3 ad Great Black-backed Gull 1355 circling before heading NE (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : Water Rail, 3 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Song Thrush 2 singing, Greenfinch singing, 15 Siskin, 30+ Redwing, 5 Long-tailed Tit, Lake : 15 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall m, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Common Gull, c100 Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, {Bernie Weight); Marsh Harrier (Chris Gibbard) Details? Time? Direction? Sex?
  • Fulham Reach "Thames": 2 Shelduck (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite low over garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Sparrowhawk, 6 Common Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Peregrine around the O2, Great Crested Grebe,Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall on the river (Conrad Ellam)
  • Grovelands Park: 6 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 16 Common Gull [high count], 5 Herring Gull, Grey Wagtail, c20 Siskin [high count], lake partially frozen (Marcus Hunt)
  • Hampstead Heath: ad Great Black-backed Gull NNW over Highgate Ponds at 1239, Fieldfare (Reuben Braddock)
  • Horsenden Hill: Woodcock flushed (Martin Smith)
  • Isle of Dogs: 32 Redwing in back gardens behind the house (Sean and Valerie Huggins)
  • Leyton Flats: Glossy Ibis on Hollow Pond (D Beadle) There’s a plastic Curlew ‘type’ bird that is sat on a pole in the water at this location - could this be the referenced Glossy Ibis? (Tony Brown). Thanks Tony - I wish the ground would open and swallow me up! (D Beadle)
  • London Wetland Centre: Oystercatcher still, 202 Tufted Duck, 92 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck (WWT website)
  • Mudchute Farm: Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Redwing (Sean and Valerie Huggins)
  • Osterley Park "Middle Lake - mostly frozen": 9 Egyptian Goose incl 5 juv, Fieldfare, Pochard (Barry Wilson)
  • Perivale Park: 2 Teal pr, Cormorant low over, 2 Red Kite, 75 Common Gull, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, m Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Pied Wagtail, f Grey Wagtail, c10 Redwing, 2 Jay pr, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Reed Bunting pr, 15+ Chaffinch, c15 Linnet, c15 Goldfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner, HA5: Green Woodpecker, Red Kite, 8 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: 17 Lapwing SW/W 1130, Red Kite, Peregrine, 9 Redwing, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Reed Bunting (Oscar Dewhurst).
  • River Pool Linear Park: Song Thrush, several Blackbird, Redwing and Robin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Stock Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk, Jackdaw, Little Egret, 16 Lapwing W (Paul Moss per John Reid)
  • Romford "RM5 garden": m Blackcap (G J Francis)
  • Thames Road Wetland: 3 Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 9 Canada Goose, 9 Mandarin Duck 5m 4f lower lake, 26 Mallard 16m 10f, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 4 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 2 Mandarin Duck, 7 Teal, 42 Stock Dove, 3 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 4 Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 47 Rook, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 108 Redwing, 73 Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, 9 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: ad Russian White-fronted Goose, Dunlin, 132 Lapwing [2 flocks NW, 2 flocks S], Common Sandpiper, 4 Goosander 2m 2f, 7 Goldeneye 4m 3f, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, f Stonechat, 537 Black-headed Gull, 323 Tufted Duck, 289 Coot, 77 Gadwall, 57 Moorhen, 34 Redwing, 16 Meadow Pipit, 6 Shelduck, 39 Little Grebe, 26 Pochard, 22 Teal, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush (London Wildlife Trust)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": 12 Redwing, Kingfisher (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Lapwing NW (Nick Rutter)
  • West Dulwich "garden": 2 Blackcap m f (Paul Collins)
  • West Molesey "Hurst Park KT8": Red Kite at 1400 (Christine Barker)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest (Jon Reeves)
  • Woodford Green: White-fronted Geese heard only!, passing over toward the Lee Valley at 0750, 2 Goosander pr over East at 0920, m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [imaged] (Ken Murray)
  • Woodford Green: Buzzard circling over Woodford Golf Course (Steve Howey)

Wednesday 10th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Siskin, Egyptian Goose pair, 25+ Redwing, 2 Peregrine, m Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  • Ashtead Common: Marsh Tit with mixed flock (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Broomfield Park: imm Grey Heron, 4 Northern Shoveler 3m f, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, 91+ Black-headed Gull inc one w/ metal ring no 3726091 from the Netherlands & yellow darvic ringed 2BKT from Czech Republic, 2 Common Gull 2nd-w & 1st-w, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, m Great Tit singing, 30 Starling, 9 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Burgess Park Lake: Mediterranean Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Cormorant, 3 Shoveler, Pochard (Dave Clark/Josh Purwar)
  • Dagenham Central Park: 2 Lesser Redpoll feeding in silver birches 0928 (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 8 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 32 Shoveler, Kingfisher, 6 Reed Bunting, 20 Meadow Pipit, f Stonechat, 45 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing (Steve Bacon); also 2 Bullfinch, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, Water Rail, Little Grebe, m Kestrel, 2 Common Snipe (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Dartford Marshes: 3 White-fronted Goose [2 ad & 1st winter on gravel pit], ad Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Curlew, 2 Common Snipe, Buzzard (Phil Thompson)
  • Feltham "St Giles Hotel": Peregrine m - same place as yesterday until 1315 when flew off in pursuit of feral pigeon (Bob Whatley)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 2 Cormorant E 0850 (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenwich "SE10": m Blackcap (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: Teal on mixed bathing pond, 11 Shoveler Hampstead no1 pond, Fieldfare E at 1415 (Reuben Braddock); 9 Mute Swan, f Mandarin Duck, Gadwall, 3 Teal, 6 Common Gull, 2cy Great Black-backed Gull, Sparrowhawk, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, 31 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare in trees by Highgate no1 pond, 50+ Lesser Redpoll Kenwood, 15 Siskin (Samuel Levy & Jamie Cedar)
  • Harrow Lodge Park: ad Mediterranean Gull (Russ Sherriff per VH-F)
  • Horton Country Park: 300 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Isle of Dogs: 8 Redwing eating holly berries in garden (Sean and Valerie Huggins)
  • Lewisham: Blackcap m still singing in Smead Way garden (John Archer)
  • Marble Arch: 2 Egyptian Goose (Matthew J Bradbury)
  • Morden Cemetery: Red Kite flying north (Robin Lloyd per Bob Smith)
  • Nine Elms Station: [new tube station not yet open] Kestrel flew over vaguely chased by corvids (Michael Mac)
  • Perivale Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Grey Wagtail, Jay, 2 Redwing, Siskin, Wren (Barry Wilson)
  • Pinner, HA5: 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir: 3 ad Mediterranean Gull, 44 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Orpington, BR5 7 Fieldfare briefly visited the garden,scarce here, later a Peregrine low overhead, (Charlie Carpenter)
  • Richmond Park: m Goosander NW, Water Rail, Lapwing SW, Sparrowhawk N, 2 Buzzard S, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Peregrine, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 7 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting (Oscar Dewhurst/Jan Wilczur/Phil Pentek)
  • Rushett Farm: 2 Common Snipe, 7+ Lapwing and 3 Meadow Pipit (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Shrewsbury Park, Greenwich: 18 Greenfinch in small tree in back gardens of Ashridge Crescent viewed from Southwest edge of the park, 4 Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing (Gus Wilson)
  • Southfields "Garden SW18": 10 Redwing feeding on Cotoneaster berries and also on the lawn turning leaves over 1700 (Martin Honey)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Shoveler pr, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 7+ Redwing [32 spp] (Fernley Symons)
  • Theobalds Park Farm: juv White-fronted Goose, 36 Golden Plover (Adam Wilson)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Golden Plover on deck at N end of Clendish Marsh at 1300 (Chris Farthing)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl [hooting briefly around 1000], 30 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, 8 Teal, 2 Heron, 4 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Colmans)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 2 Little Egret, Stock Dove calling (Keith Bates)
  • Watermeads NR: 12 Teal, 15 Chiffchaff, 40 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest (Dave Peers)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: m Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2+ Fieldfare, c50 Redwing, Goldcrest singing, 2 Siskin (Jack Headley)
  • West Dulwich "garden": Blackcap m f, Stock Dove (Paul Collins)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: c20 Redwing, Song Thrush - 1st I've seen here since 2017, feeding with Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker. When I first started visiting this cemetery [August 17] it was totally overgrown, but now they are cutting the ivy on many trees and most of the brambles have been cleared (Michael Mac)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Firecrest (Jon Reeves)

Tuesday 9th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 14 Fieldfare W, 50+ Redwing, Meadow Pipit NE, Egyptian Goose pair, Greylag Goose pr, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Boston Manor Park: 4 Mandarin Duck 2m 2f, 2 Mute Swan, Northern Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck pr (Barry Wilson)
  • Bowyer's Water: m Smew, 18 Wigeon, 21 Common Pochard, 4w [?] Yellow-legged Gull, m Sparrowhawk (Simon Papps)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Redwing, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cockfosters/East Barnet "Belmont OS": m Blackcap in garden (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Dagenham Central Park. 40 Common Gull (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Dagenham Chase: 4 f Pochard,115 Fieldfare, f Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting,15 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chaffinch, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Black-backed Gull (Steve Bacon), also 2 Woodcock, 5+ Common Snipe, 47 Teal, 44 Shoveler, 31 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe,Little Egret, Kingfishe, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard, m Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail,19 Linnet, f Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler (Vince Halley-Frame); 3rd Woodcock (Sam Porter)
  • Feltham "St Giles Hotel": Peregrine - view railing just beneath hotel roof, immediately above hotel entrance on Hounslow Rd (Andy Roberts)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, 25+ Redwing, Cormorant, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, Lake : 9 Tufted Duck, 15 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Heron 2 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, 8 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, c200 Black-heaaded Gull, Cetti`s Warbler, (Bernie Weight).
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 8 Fieldfare, 3 Siskin, 10 Redwing, Lapwing SE 1358 (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite low over garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: 7 Greylag Goose, 6 Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper (Marcus Hunt)
  • Hall Marsh: 146 Lapwing, Common Snipe, 1w Caspian Gull, 3 Little Egret, f Sparrowhawk, 25+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Hampstead Heath: 50 Lapwing W over Kenwood 1245, 100 Lesser Redpoll, 20 Siskin, 8 Shoveler (Jamie Cedar)
  • London Wetland Centre: Oystercatcher, 92 Lapwing (WWT website)
  • Pinner,HA5: 7 Redwing, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Black-backed Gull amongst small flock of Common Gulls (Nigel Barratt)
  • Sidcup: 50+ Redwing over Hollies and Willersley Avenue (Eric Brown)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: Firecrest (Steven Robinson)
  • Sutcliffe Park: Water Rail, 30+ Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Common Snipe [Owl Field], Mandarin Duck, 10 Teal, Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, ad Great Black-backed Gull over Old Gropper Field, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 21 Rook, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 4 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 180 Redwing, 18 Blackbird, 112 Fieldfare, Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, Greenfinch, 9 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Waltham Abbey town centre: m Blackcap (Simon Papps)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: ad Mediterranean Gull on Lammas meadow (Chris Farthing) 30 Lapwing circling bomb crater field. Any idea why they appear in the snow ? My last london sighting was here in a blizzard a few years ago. (Marcus Mitchell) They are likely moving to escape the extreme cold weather on the continent [where they will be unable to feed] and moving westwards in search of milder conditions. Lapwing are well known for doing this during cold weather (Reuben Braddock)
  • Walthamstow, E17 "garden": 8 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare (Caroline Nash)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Russian White-fronted Goose again on Lockwood res am: also 14 Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Ann Playford/Lol Bodini).
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": 7 Redwing (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: Kittiwake, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Wigeon, Shelduck, 14+ Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 3 Lapwing, 5-6 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 80+ Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing, 5 Linnet, 100+ Goldfinch, Peregrine Falcon, Buzard, Sparrowhawk. 2 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 2 Gadwall (Wanstead Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 40+ Redwing, 15 Siskin (Jack Headley)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: 3 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch (Paul Collins)
  • West Putney SW15: Merlin NW 1435, coburni Redwing (R Kaye)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Dunlin, Jack Snipe, Shelduck (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: 20 Lapwing West over garden (Tony Brown)

Monday 8th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: ad Mediterranean Gull Boating Lake, Snipe on wall filter beds, 4 Pochard, 25+ Redwing, Egyptian Goose pair, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Peregrine both with prey (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 4 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cockfosters/East Barnet "Belmont OS": f Blackcap in garden (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 26 Teal, 5 Gadwall, Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, m Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Reed Bunting, 35+ Goldfinch, 100+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Crystal Palace Park: Green Sandpiper (Nigel G Harris)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 4 White-fronted Goose flew NE over slack 0915, 9 Pochard on Bardag Lake, 8 Fieldfare, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, 51 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall. 29 Shoveler, 30 Teal, 12 Lapwing, 5 Grey Heron (Steve Bacon/Sam Porter)
  • Dartford Marshes: Bar-tailed Godwit, 400+ Dunlin, 6 Grey Plover, 2 Curlew, 20 Common Snipe, Corn Bunting (Phil Thompson) 3 Bearded Tit, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Stonechat, 4 Corn Bunting (Tom Stewart)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 3 Siskin, 25 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Finsbury Park, N4: m Red-crested Pochard on pond (Simon Bradley)
  • Grovelands Park: 6 Greylag Goose, 6 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 20 Siskin [high count] (Marcus Hunt)
  • Lamorbey Park: 5 Goosander SW 10.25 (Ian Stewart)
  • North Harrow: Red Kite, Pied Wagtail (Nigel Barratt)
  • Perivale Park: Grey Heron, Jay, Kestrel, 1-2 Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Woodcock flushed from cycle path across Rainham 'West' at 2110 (Fraser Simpson)
  • Richmond, Mid Surrey Golf Course: 2 Russian White-fronted Goose flew off from near tow path towards River Thames late evening with !2 Canada Goose, 14 Greylag Goose (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Richmond Bridge: 2 ad Great Black-backed Gull pr on small covered boat (Neil Anderson)
  • Romford "Garden RM5": m Blackcap 2 Redwing (G J Francis)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 300+ Lapwing SW in one flock 12.37, m Blackcap, Fieldfare in garden briefly (Ian Stewart) also c150 Lapwing over nearby The Hollies 09,57
  • Southfields "Garden SW18": f Green Woodpecker feeding on snow-covered lawn, Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin. On fat-ball feeder - 2 Coal Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit (Martin Honey)
  • Tottenham Marshes: 6 Fieldfare on path between Pymmes Brook and allotments (Quentin Given)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 9 Teal, 24 Stock Dove, 9 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit, m Blackcap, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Starling, 110 Redwing, 17 Blackbird, 29 Fieldfare, Pied Wagtail, 6 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 18 Canada Goose, 11 Mandarin Duck 7m 4f, 2m Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Pochard m f, 5 Tufted Duck m 4f, 11 Blackbird 6m 5f, 3 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 19+ European Robin [many on the paths, inc one which hovered in front of me & pecked my out-stretched hand], Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock (Robert Callf)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": 15 Redwing, Goldcrest (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 155 Lapwing, 11 Snipe [single flock of 10 is local record], Shelduck on Jubilee, Buzzard, 1w Mediterranean Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 44 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 410 Lapwing, Peregrine, Nuthatch, Snipe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 4 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Little Grebe, Little Egret, f Sparrowhawk, 37 Black-headed Gull on Syndicate, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 20+ Redwing, Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest (Jon Reeves)
  • Worcester Park: 8 Lapwing SW (Isaiah Rowe)

Sunday 7th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Greylag pair, 2 Peregrine, 30+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Bowyer's Water: m Smew, Red Kite, 30+ Redwing (Simon Papps)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, 3 Little Egret [imm at roost 1635 & 2ad 'breeding-plumaged' flew in to roost in trees on island 1637], 4+ Grey Heron inc leucistic bird, 2 Mute Swan pr, 28 Canada Goose, m Common Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck 11m 7f, 15 Black-headed Gull, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet, Grey Wagtail, 5 Long-tailed Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: c30 Siskin, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker (Iain Darbyshire)
  • Eastcote, Roxbourne Park: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Red Kite, Goldcrest, c10 Redwing, Song Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tim Rymer)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 2 Siskin on feeders [first on the deck since Apr 2018], 15 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 20 Chaffinch, 5 Redwing (Samuel Levy)
  • Leytonstone "Garden, E11 near Wanstead Flats": 5 Redshank NW calling 1535 (James Heal)
  • Oxleas Wood: Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, m Bullfinch, 8 Stock Dove, 4 Redwing, Jackdaw (Ron Turner)
  • Mill Hill East Station: Common Snipe calling over station 1738 (Samuel Levy)
  • Perivale Park: Cormorant, 2 Long-tailed Tit, c10 Redwing, 6 Siskin, c20 Goldfinch (Barry Wilson)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: f Smew, 2 Mandarin Duck, 27 Shoveler, 5 Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • St Mary Cray: 2 Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Staines Moor: Raven (C Lamsdell)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Teal pr, partially leucistic m Pheasant, Little Egret, 4 Red Kite [3 together], 5 Common Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Skylark [2 briefly singing], Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat pr, 53 Fieldfare [48 feeding with Starlings on short turf], 9 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 2 Raven circling Long Pond, 7 Mandarin Duck, 3 Teal, Grey Heron, Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 7 Rook, 7 Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 102 Redwing, 6 Blackbird, 5 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 10 Lapwing roosting on Lockwood res at dusk (Lol Bodini)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Little Grebe, Little Egret, f Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Wandsworth Common ad Mediterranean Gull 1330 (Neil Stocks)
  • Wanstead Flats: Lapwing, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [adult and 2w], 1800+ Common Gull - much inflated on normal numbers (James Heal)
  • Waterworks NR: 14 Teal, 3 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Kestrel, Stonechat - last two on old golf course (James Blake)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Grey Heron, 3 Red Kite, c120 Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 4 Fieldfare, 26+ Redwing, Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 6th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Aldenham Reservoir: Great Northern Diver (Bob Husband/Sue Widdowfield & Mark from Ruislip)
  • Alexandra Park: Greylag pair, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+Redwing, m Blackcap, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Barnet Gate "Brent Lodge Farm": 2 Coal Tit, 2 Skylark, Blackcap, Nuthatch, 2 Meadow Pipit (Samuel Levy)
  • Cray Valley GC: m Pheasant, 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, c10 Pied Wagtail, 8 Fieldfare, 200+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Greenfinch, 3+ Lesser Redpoll, m Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • Dagenham Chase: 42 Lapwing, 5 Egyptian Goose,17 Gadwall , 51 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 32 Shoveler, 9 Linnet, 15 Chaffinch, 25 Redwing, Fieldfare (Steve Bacon/Sam Porter)
  • Dartford Marshes: 4 Bearded Tit, in reedmace in marsh south of Bob Dunn Way, also 2 Stonechat and several Chiffchaff (Steve Nixon, per Dave de Silva)
  • Ealing W13: m Blackcap in garden (Bill Haines)
  • Edmonton "Montagu Road": m Blackcap, found dead unfortunately, squashed on pavement (A Middleton)
  • Enfield area "private access": 3 Tufted Duck m 2f, 2 Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, 8 Common Snipe flushed from field [my highest count at this site since 9 on 23rd March 1996], 26 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, 2 Fieldfare, 2 singing m Song Thrush, 12+ Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Jay, 6 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Epping Forest "Oak Hill" : 2 pr Ring Necked Parakeet excavating nestholes, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Forest Hill "Garden SE23": Peregrine mobbing Common Gull overhead 1230 (Humphrey Keeper)
  • Gilbert's Slade: Firecrest, 100 Redwing (Rhys Evans)
  • Highams Park Lake: Little Egret, 2 pr Pochard, 1 pr Gadwall, pr Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Redwing, Goldcrest (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hillingdon "A40 - Hillington Tube Station": Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: Little Grebe, Little Egret, 4-6 Egyptian Goose, Greylag Goose, Canada/Greylag Hybrid Goose, 4 Tufted Duck , c20 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, f Kingfisher showed well, Stock Dove, c40 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 6 Herring Gull [school fields], 4 Goldfinch (Mike Amos)
  • Leyton: Kingfisher, Little Egret, both along Dagenham Brook (James Blake)
  • Oxleas Wood: 5 Goldcrest, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Redwing, Kestrel (Ron Turner)
  • Perivale Park: 73 Common Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker [pr together], c20 Redwing, 4 Linnet, 4 Greenfinch [1st here this year]. 12 Goldfinch, 13 Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Petts Wood: 2 Firecrest (Jack Headley)
  • Ponders End: m Blackcap in my garden feeding on ivy berries (A Middleton)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Red Kite, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail landed on building, 3 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Regent’s Park: Little Owl, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Cetti’s Warbler (Jack Waddington)
  • River Pool Linear Park: Firecrest at 14.46 (Paul Moss per John Reid)
  • Ten Acre Wood: 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Totteridge Valley: m Blackcap singing on Partingdale Lane (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 18 Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush inc one singing, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 11 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf); 26 Mandarin Duck, 2m Eurasian Teal, 2 Common Pochard pr, f Tufted Duck, Water Rail seen briefly, but elusive (Pete Lowman per RM Callf)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley: 2 Fieldfare, 6+ singing m Song Thrush, 2 singing m Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 2 Jay, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, singing Skylark, 9 Canada Goose (Bernie Weight)
  • Walthamstow Forest: Grey Wagtail, 20 Redwing, Goldcrest, Song Thrush singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Mediterranean Gull in bomb crater field still (Graham Howie)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 3 Mute Swan, 6 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Weald Park: 10 Common Crossbill (Colin Jupp per A Middleton)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Grey Heron, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Fieldfare (Barry Wilson)

Friday 5th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Egyptian Goose, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Barnet PF: 2ad Mediterranean Gull 1125, 153 Black-headed Gull, 64 Common Gull, Little Owl (Samuel Levy)
  • Beckton Creekside/Creekmouth: pr Oystercatcher displaying (sping is here!) Curlew, 20+ Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Meadow Pipit, (James Palmer)
  • Brent Lodge Farm: 4 poss 5 Skylark (Samuel Levy)
  • Brixton: Coal Tit singing in St Matthew's Church's grounds 0800 (Matthew J Bradbury)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Little Egret, Dunnock (Norbert Jakab)
  • Clapham Common: Mediterranean Gull in enclosed area at 1000 (Michael Mac)
  • Cockfosters/East Barnet "Belmont OS": m Blackcap in garden (Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Crystal Palace Park: Lesser Black-backed Gull, c50 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 6 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk (H Keeper)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: f Stonechat, 5 Reed Bunting, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, 22 Shoveler, 45 Wigeon, 18 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose, 33 Lapwing, Water Rail, Kestrel, Skylark, Great Black-backed Gull (Steve Bacon/Sam Porter)
  • East India Dock: 9 Shelduck, 11 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron (JW Davies)
  • Greenwich Park: Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Jay, 15 Redwing, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit (Sean Huggins)
  • Greenhill Gardens: No sign of Med Gull 1040-1110, 4 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 32 Black-headed Gull, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Song Thrush, 15 Redwing, 2 Siskin (Samuel Levy); ad Mediterranean Gull w/ red darvic PTJ9 pm, 223 Black-headed Gull (Bob Husband per RM Callf) is it in winter plumage or some black? Some black I believe, but then I did not see the bird - R Callf. See NW LONDON RSPB GROUP website under Places to See Birds for photo etc. (Bob Husband) Hi Bob, I think the person was asking about current state of moult into summer-plumage, not what it looks like in winter-plumage - R Callf
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 19 Cormorant roosting in trees on island, 2 Mute Swan pr, 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 7 Mandarin Duck 5m 2f, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 3 Common Pochard m 2f, 32 Tufted Duck 18m 14f, 7 Common Gull 4ad 2nd-w & 2 first-winter, imm Herring Gull, 9+ Stock Dove, 2+ Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing m Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Jay, 18 Magpie Pitch & Putt Course (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: Sparrowhawk m, 2 Kestrel, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, 2 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwing, Treecreeper, 2 Dunnock, 3 Nuthatch (Nicholas Barnett) Common Buzzard over West Heath (Bob Watts)
  • Horsenden Hill: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Lower Sydenham: Red Kite W 1206 over SavaCentre car park (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland per John Archer)
  • Morden Hall Park: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail (Nick Moll)
  • New Barnet, 15 (Kingmaker House) & 17 Station Rd: Peregrine assumed taking Feral Pigeon as feathers floating down from roof of building.(Bob Husband per RM Callf)
  • Oxleas Wood: 2 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 4 Stock Dove, 10 Redwing, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk pr, 2 Kestrel pr, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper (Ron Turner)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Dartford Warbler (Dave Peers) any more detail on where?
  • River Pool Linear Park: Firecrest [still, about 1100 by telecomms mast near river / railway bridges], f Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing (Fernley Symons)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 20+ Shoveler, 20+ Common Pochard, Water Rail, 3w Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 3 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • South Norwood CP: Little Grebe, Shoveler, 2 Teal, Kestrel, Snipe, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat, 20+ Redwing (Conrad Ellam). 5 Common Buzzard south in a group at 1335, f Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Paul Moss & Sharon Welland per John Archer)
  • Tooting Common: winter plumage ad Mediterranean Gull (Alan Wilkinson); the black-headed Mediterranean Gull flew in to grass next to Dr Johnson Ave at 1230 (Balham Birder) a darker one was reported back in January here (Michael Mac) Based on Twitter pics the dark headed bird is the Clapham/Wandsworth bird, and has been seen on Tooting a few times this week (Balham Birder)
  • Totteridge Valley: Peregrine, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Treecreeper pr, 10 Rook, 27 Redwing, c160 Jackdaw (John Colmans)
  • Wimbledon Common: Firecrest (Jon Reeves)

Thursday 4th February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Aldenham Reservoir: Great Northern Diver reported (Birdguides)
  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe still just S of New River pump house, Greylag Goose pr, Egyptian Goose pr, Peregrine, 40+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Ashley Pit: 11 Goosander (Simon Papps)
  • Bowyer's Water: m Smew (Simon Papps)
  • Boxer's Lake: Little Egret at roost in tree on island 1650, 6 Grey Heron inc leucistic bird, 2 Mute Swan inc male w/ orange darvic 4DQC, Greylag Goose, 41 Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, 22 Tufted Duck 11m 11f, Grey Wagtail at roost {4 Brown Rat} (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Woodcock, Grey Wagtail, 2 Teal, Cetti's Warbler [Rom River] (Steve Bacon) 4 Bullfinch 3m f, f Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Linnet, 7 Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, 4+ Fieldfare, Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 39 Lapwing, 46 Wigeon, 32 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Vince Halley-Frame), Yellowhammer, Green Sandpiper [The Slack], Skylark (Dave Holden)
  • E3 Antill Road: 2m Blackcap, Dunnock, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 15 House Sparrow in garden (Harry Harrison)
  • Dartford Marshes: juv White-fronted Goose [on gravel pit with Canada & Greylag Goose flock], 8 Corn Bunting, 5 Common Sandpiper, Grey Plover (Phil Thompson)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush singing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 6 Redwing, c45 Black-headed Gull [school field], Herring Gull [school field], Lake : 4 Egyptian Goose, 6 Canada Goose, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grede, Water Rail, 2m Gadwall, Common Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Greenhill Grdns, Barnet: Black-headed Gull with yellow darvic ring at 1000 (Haydn Coe per Bob Husband) No sign of ad Mediterranean Gull w/ red darvic PTJ9 at 1000 (HC) or 1130 (Bob Husband)
  • Grovelands Park: m Hooded Merganser of unknown origin again back on lake, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 3 Common Pochard 2m f, 2f Mandarin Duck, 3 Siskin, Firecrest briefly behind Cafe 1000, Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Stock Dove, 9 Redwing, 2 Egyptian Geese pr (Davey Leach)
  • Hampstead Heath: m Greenfinch singing Pryor's Field, 4 House Sparrow m 3f back of Tanza Rd gardens, 36 Tufted Duck Highgate No1 pond, flock of c30 Redpolls downstream of Viaduct Pond, incl 3 possible ssp. flammea, f Brambling (S Tusa)
  • Lee Valley/Ashley Pit: 3 Goosander 2m f, 2 Goldcrest, 30 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley/Clayton Hill: 4 Skylark two prs displaying, 7 Reed Bunting, 15 Shoveler, Buzzard, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Song Thrush singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley/Hall Marsh Scrape: 72 Lapwing, 30 Shoveler, 18 Wigeon, 16 Snipe, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, 3 Grey Heron, pr Greylag Goose (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley/Holyfield Farm: Skylark singing, m Kestrel, 6 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2 Rook (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley/North Met Pit: m Smew, 2 pr Goldeneye, 6 Pochard, 25 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush singing, Cetti's Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley/Seventy Acres Lake: f Smew (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Nazeing Fishing Lakes 'off Green Lane': ad f Ring-necked Duck on north lake, 30 Canada Geese, 30 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare, Cettis Warbler, Green Woodpecker (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 7 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shoveler 2 pr [scrape], 2 Cormorant low over, Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, m Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker [pr together], Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit, c40 Redwing, 5 singing Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush 2pr, 3 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, 2m Greenfinch, Chaffinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Oxleas Wood: Nuthatch, 13 Goldcrest, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Jackdaw, Treecreeper, 2 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk 50 + Goldfinch (Ron Turner)
  • Primrose Hill: Goldfinch, 12 Greenfinch, 24 Redwing 1130 (M Hill)
  • Richmond Park: brief visit as it was packed. 3 Buzzard soaring together over trees looking south from Pen Ponds car park towards Kingston Vale (Martin Honey)
  • Tooting Common: 2 Mediterranean Gull, 400+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Egyptian Geese (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Mediterranean Gull on bomb crater field (Chris Farthing)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 5 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose S, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Firecrest (Jon Reeves)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Shelduck, 12 Common Snipe, 42 Pochard, 4 Egyptian Geese, pr w/ 2 goslings (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 3rd February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Redpoll N [foy], Little Grebe still New River devouring three-spined stickleback, Egyptian Goose pair, Greylag Goose pr, Peregrine, 4 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Bowyers GP: male Smew, 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Adam Wilson)
  • Boxer's Lake: 3 Little Egret roosting in trees on island [two flew in together 1647 & another one 1701 - a record count for the site?], 7+ Grey Heron inc several birds carrying twigs, 2 Mute Swan pr, Greylag Goose, 22 Tufted Duck 13m 9f, 2ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail at roost site (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 3 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clapham Common: ad Mediterranean Gull; Water Rail & 7 Shoveler on Mount Pond (Nick Rutter)
  • Dagenham Chase: 57 Wigeon, 14 Lapwing, 14 Gadwall, 30 Shoveler, 42 Teal, 24 Lapwing, 4 Fieldfare, f Stonechat, Common Snipe, 4 Song Thrush, 20 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, 6 Linnet, 6 Reed Bunting, 4 Goldcrest (Steve Bacon/Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Epping Forest/Hollow Ponds: Kestrel, Nuthatch, 5 Common Pochard, 5 Northern Shoveler 4m f, m Gadwall, 4 Egyptian Goose, Jackdaw, 2 Song Thrush singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Greenhill Grdns, Barnet: ad Mediterranean Gull w/ red darvic PTJ9 flew onto lake 1344 (Bob Husband per RM Callf)... What does red darvic PTJ9 mean? Geoff Crabtre of Barnet. What the gull on Greenhill Park Lake? Darvic rings are coloured rings with codes, used for identifying birds origin at distance, without the need to trap them. Greenhill Grdns is the name used for this locality on this website - RM Callf
  • Hackney Marshes: Firecrest (JW Davies)
  • Hoblingwell Wood: 5 Lesser Redpoll (Jack Headley)
  • Oxleas Wood: Nuthatch, Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, Stock Dove, Coal Tit, 4 Jackdaw, 3 Redwing, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Ron Turner)
  • Petts Wood: 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Firecrest, 2 Nuthatch (Jack Headley)
  • Theobalds Park Farm: juv White-fronted Goose still with Greylags here and on adjacent New River (Adam Wilson)
  • Tottenham Marshes: 2 Peregrine pr on favoured pylon1440 (ADH Hudson)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 4 Teal, Collared Dove [foy], Woodcock [Folly Farm], 3 Grey Heron, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 7 Little Owl, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl, 35 Rook, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 7 Song Thrush, 298 Redwing, 6 Blackbird, 5 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park Golf Course: m Mistle Thrush singing (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Water Rail still present in same place 1530 - videoed on camera (Pete Lowman per RM Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: ad Mediterranean Gull again, with Black-headed Gulls, in bomb crater field near small tree (Quentin Given)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Little Grebe, m Kingfisher, 25+ Redwing, 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Siskin (Jack Headley)

Tuesday 2nd February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite, Little Grebe on New River just N of Hornsey High Street [foy], 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose pr, 5 Pochard, f Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beckenham Place Park Pond: 2 Little Grebe (Keith Chambers)
  • Burgess Park: Great Black-backed Gull on platform, no Goldeneye or Shoveler, Cormorant brought up onto platform what looked like a big eel but left it, 18 Redwing (Michael Mac)
  • Dagenham Chase NR: Jack Snipe in sedge on Rom River , 52 Wigeon, 42 Teal, 13 Gadwall, 27 Shoveler, 9 Lapwing, Grey Wagtail (Steve Bacon). 2 adult Russian White-fronted Geese again on Eastbrook School playing fields until dusk, also a Bar-headed Goose there. 6+ Reed Bunting, 11+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, f Stonechat, Little Egret, m Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • ''Eastcote Village'': 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Dunnock, Robin, Wren, c. 50 Parakeet, possible Kingfisher on River Pinn (Kabir Kaul)
  • Enfield area "private access": Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck pr, ad m Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 20+ Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 5 Jay, 42 Jackdaw, imm Rook, 2 Yellowhammer pr (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 25 Goldfinch, 20+ Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, Lake : 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 Canada Goose, Cetti`s Warbler, c60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull ad & 1st-w (Bernie Weight)
  • Hackney Marshes: 3 Greenfinch in scrub outside filter beds, 4m Song Thrush singing (Alastair Dent)
  • Lewisham: Kingfisher by the confluence or rivers Quaggy & Ravensbourne (Conrad Ellam)
  • Molesey Heath: Yellow-browed Warbler by River Mole still (Jon Reeves)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Cetti's Warbler singing in Bed 4, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers disputing territory (Alastair Dent)
  • Oxleas Wood: 12 Goldcrest, 2 Mallard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 6 Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove, Treecreeper, Firecrest, 20+ Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, 5 Chaffinch, Song Thrush, 2 Jackdaw, Kestrel (Ron Turner)
  • Petts Wood: f Sparrowhawk, 3 Firecrest, 3 Nuthatch, 20+ Siskin, 2 Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • Pinner HA5: m Blackcap, Coal Tit, Red Kite (Sean Moore)
  • River Pool Linear Park [alongside river by telecomms mast]: Firecrest, Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker 12.50pm (Paul Dietrich)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: f Smew, 3w Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 2+ Siskin {Peacock} (Simon Papps)
  • Southgate "Dalrymple Close, N14": m Goldcrest singing (Robert Callf)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 3 Cettis Warbler h, 28 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan, c55 Fieldfare, c25 Redwing, 4 Stonechat prs, 19 Greylag Goose, Peregrine, 16 Mallard, 3 Common Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Heron, 39 Gadwall, 14 Teal, 2 Meadow Pipit, c50 Starling, 5 House Sparrow (Roger Keith)
  • Trent Park: 8 Tufted Duck 4m 4f lower lake, Red Kite, 2f Kestrel inc one carrying prey, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush inc three singing m, 10 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush inc singing m, Goldcrest, 7 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 4 Nuthatch, 2m Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow No 5 Reservoir [from Coppermill Lane] 1w Caspian Gull, 4 Shelduck (Dave Holden)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: m Goldeneye, m Shelduck, 8 Common Snipe, 10 Teal, 18 Pochard, 6 Egyptian Geese pr w/ 4 goslings (Chris Farthing)

Monday 1st February 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Firecrest showed well briefly 1347 (Garry James)
  • Alexandra Park: Egyptian Goose pair, Greylag pair, Peregrine carrying Moorhen, 20+ Redwing, 25+ Common Gull, 6 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Cormorant, 10 Redwing, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: m Goldeneye still, m Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, Herring Gull (Richard Bonser, Dave Clark)
  • Bushy Park: Sparrowhawk over Canal Plantation (Mike Foster)
  • Dagenham Chase: 50 Wigeon, 32 Shoveler, 42 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 36 Tufted Duck, 24 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 50 Redwing, f Stonechat (Steve Bacon); also 5 Reed Bunting, 32 Meadow Pipit, 13 Linnet, 2 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Greenfinch, m Kestrel, 6 Fieldfare (Vince Halley-Frame) Woodcock & Grey Wagtail (Sam Porter per VH-F)
  • E3 Antill Road: Chiffchaff, 16 House Sparrow in garden (Harry Harrison)
  • Enfield area "private access": 3 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck m f, 2 Common Buzzard, Tawny Owl hooting, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 7 Dunnock, Goldcrest, 51 Magpie in bushes & trees, pre-roost gathering 1645 [record count for this site & my highest count in the Enfield area since Nov 1999], 4 Rook 3ad imm, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Golders Hill Park: 12 Egyptian Geese pr w/ 10 young 1st day, less than 8 months after the father bird fledged to same pond, 2 Stock Dove pr (James Levy)
  • Greenhill Grdns, Barnet: ad Mediterranean Gull w/ red darvic PTJ9 (Bob Husband/James Palmer)
  • Horton CP: 250 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Horsenden Hill: 50 Redwing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Martin Smith)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: 2 Egyptian Geese, 25 Canada Geese, 7 Tufted Ducks 5m 2f,Grey Heron, Little Egret, Little Grebe, f Kingfisher still showing well by Bridge of Allen, 3 Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 30 Redwing, 2 Jay, 2 Stock Dove, Goldfinch, Goldcrest (Eric Brown)
  • Morden Cemetery: 200 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Oxleas Wood: 7 Goldcrest, 20+ Redwing, 2 Tawny Owl [pr, inc one more calling], 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Firecrest, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Jackdaw, Kestrel, 5 Chaffinch, Stock Dove, Song Thrush (Ron Turner)
  • Tooting Common: ad Mediterranean Gull, 75 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Egyptian Geese (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Trent Park: 18 Canada Goose, 19 Mandarin Duck 11m 8f upper lake, Common Buzzard, Water Rail on mud briefly near bushes by upper lake 1354 & 1414, [disturbed by passers-by on both occasions], 70+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Mistle Thrush singing, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, f Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: ad Mediterranean Gull on Lammas meadow (Chris Farthing)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 12+ Siskin (Jack Headley)


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