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Friday 22nd March 2019Edit

  • Camberwell Old Cemetery SE22 (and then One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park, SE23): Nuthatch in hole in tree at edge of cemetery, pair Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker (Paul Francis - closest Yaffle ever seen to home; heard only in the woods on One Tree Hill)
  • Cray Valley Golf Course: 10+ calling Chiffchaff, c4 Linnet, calling Coal Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Fairlop Waters: 8 Sand Martin, 2 Shelduck, 5 Chiffchaff, Snipe, Reed Bunting, Common Buzzard, Little Owl. (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Greenwich Park: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Ray Crouch)
  • Hyde Park: Coal Tit (Toby Mylett)
  • Kensington Gardens: 6 Common Gull, 2 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Goosander (on adjacent Horsemill Stream), Cetti's Warbler. No Cattle Egret today. (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 Barnacle Goose (first I've seen here for a long time), 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, singing Blackcap, 10+ Linnet (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh (north-west edge, where it borders Seventy Acres Lake and Police Pit): 30+ Brambling (incl several males in breeding plumage), 15+ Chaffinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll (my first in the valley since New Year), 5+ Siskin, Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler. Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Kingfisher, Red Kite (Simon Papps)
  • Lonsdale Rd Reservoir: 13 Pochard, 7 Stock Dove, singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Redshank, m Blackcap singing, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 2 Water Pipit, 6 Snipe, 4 singing Chiffchaff, several singing Cettis warblers, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jack Snipe, 1m Tufted x Pochard hybrid, 3m 1f Mandarin flew into Wildside. Little Ringed Plover seen later in the day (Martin Honey)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 9 Jackdaw [record count for site] (Toby Mylett)
  • Mill Hill Park: 26 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Orpington Boating Pond: 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Pinner HA5: Buzzard drifting over, 3 Greenfinch, Coal Tit Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Putney Bridge to Barnes Bridge WeBS: 3 Greylag, 5 Egyptian Geese (+ small brood of 6), 5 Mute Swan, 128 Mallard, 172 Teal, 41 Gadwall, 31 Tufted Duck, 13 Cormorant (Neil Anderson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Sand Martin, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 3 Avocet, Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Curlew, 2 Ruff, Barn Owl, Water Pipit, 39 singing Cetti's Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff [12 singing] (Andrew Self)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “ 9.30-13.15 incoming tide”: 2 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 3 Chiffchaff, 13 Greylag Goose, 14 Canada Goose (river), 6 Shelduck (3 river), 2 Mute Swan (river), 3 Garganey (Black Duck Marsh, 2m 1f), 11 Tufted Duck, 5 Water Rail h, 5 Cettis Warbler 4h, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 7 Pochard, 8 Turnstone (river), 5 Teal (river), 18 Gadwall (river), 4 Redshank (river), 1 Dunlin (river), 1 Curlew (river), 4 Oystercatcher (river), 1 Marsh Harrier m, Red Legged Partridge, Redhead type Aythya hybrid (Roger Keith / Paul Larkin)
  • Sydenham Woods SE26: 4+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming (incl at least 1 female); 2 Wren (seen, plus many others singing), Nuthatch, Song thrush singing (heard only), 2 Mistle Thrush (1 gathering a beak-full of dry leaves and moss; Paul Francis)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 11 Tufted Duck, Water Rail showing extremely well, Kingfisher, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • The Mill Field NW7: 20+ Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley: Raven fighting with 2 red Kites and then 2 Common Buzzard near Long Pond, Jackdaws then joined in. 2 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Lapwing, 50 Stock Dove (Tony Clancy)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddocks - Rook (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Wheatear, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipit (1 singing), 4 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, leucistic Herring Gull, less than 100 Common Gull and very few Black-headed Gull left, 2 Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: m Blackcap (Bill and Janis Reid per Bob Smith)

Thursday 21st March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still base of antenna palace, Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Jackdaw, displaying Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit NE, 3 Gadwall 2m f, Little Grebe Boating Lake, Peacock (APOG Birders)
  • Beech Farm GP: m White Wagtail (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Bexley Upper College Farm: Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 6 Chiffchaff heard, 6 Skylark, Pheasant, 4 Song Thrush singing, 3 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron over (Bernie Weight) BW - many thx for sightings but NB don't press 'Return' while posting or you'll start a new post/bullet-pt
  • Black Park: Raven (G Ryder via Bucks BN)
  • Bowyer's Water: rh Smew (Adam Wilson via Herts BD)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: 2 Little Egret, Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery: Singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam) 
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 3 Wheatear by reeds rest barn 1420 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Chislehurst Common: Firecrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness LNR: 120+ Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Linnet, 14+ calling Cetti's Warbler, 40+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal, 12+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Reed Bunting, 8+ singing Skylark, c5 Lapwing, 3 Pochard, 4+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, 20+ Gadwall, 1-2 Bearded Tit (Jack Headley, Patrick English et al)
  • Danson Park: 25 Egyptian Geese 23 North side 2 South side (Harry Halstead)
  • Dulwich Park: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 6 Shoveler (Dave Clark)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 3+ Red Kite, 2+ Chiffchaff, 30+ Fieldfare, 3+ Redwing, m Wheatear at mounds, 3+ Meadow Pipit, Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer midday (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Erith Thames Riverfront: 150 Black-tailed Godwit mostly near Yacht Club, 11 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 1 Linnet (Patrick English)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Chiffchaff heard, 4 Song Thrush singing, 6 Siskin, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose & 4 young, 3 Little Grebe 1 on nest, Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight); 2 Gadwall, 15 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 10 Coot, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Jackdaw, Wren, Blackbird, Dunnock, 1 Mute Swan on nest pm (Harry Halstead)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Little Ringed Plover (Kevin McManus)
  • Grovelands Park: 1f Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Egyptian Goose, no sign of Mandarin Ducks perhaps nesting (Paul Collins)
  • Hendon Way NW4: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Hooks Marsh: Treecreeper, Brambling (K Chaplin per Lee Valley Sightings blog)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 9 m Chiffchaff (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • King George V Res: 1 female Wheatear, 3 Peregrine, 7 Common Buzzard, 6 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing Chiffchaff, 1 Redshank, 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 Pied Wagtail, 7 Linnet, 20 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 1 Hybrid Drake Possibly Tufted x Pochard (Tony Clancy, Geoff Crabtree); m Smew s basin 1000, 6 Black-necked Grebe n basin 1105 ('birdernick1' tweet)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret, Red Kite, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Black-tailed Godwit briefly on grazing marsh then off N, Redshank, m Blackcap singing, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 2 Water Pipit, 8 Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (WWT website); 1 Jack Snipe, 1m Tufted x Pochard hybrid, 1f Goldeneye, 1m Mandarin on sheltered lagoon, 3 Sand Martin (Martin Honey); Wheatear am (BirdGuides)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley; incl 2 Shelduck, 24 Gadwall, 39 Teal, 2 little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Buzzard, 22 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, 7 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Morden Cemetery: 2 Chiffchaff (Bob Smith)
  • Panshanger Park: incl Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, juv Peregrine, Raven, Redpoll (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Petts Wood: 1+ Firecrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 1w Glaucous Gull on raft nr sailing-club c/p but left 0945 (Jerry O'Brien via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Wheatear m 2f (Stan Brown et al per ELBF FB); incl 6 Buzzard, 5 March Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 16 Curlew, Ruff, Jack Snipe, 21 Common Snipe, 9 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Water Pipit, Scandinavian Rock Pipit (Howard Vaughan, Andy Reid, Tom Bell et al via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: m Wheatear on open spaces nr triangular pen 0555 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 m Wheatears north of Holly Lodge, 2 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • St James's Park: 3-4 singing Chiffchaff, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood CP: Short-eared Owl low over 06:45 (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Scaup drake, 4 Black-necked Grebe (Dave Morris per FJM); also Redshank causeway pm (Paul Watts tweet); 34 Goldeneye (Richard Haydon via Surrey BN)
  • Stanwell Moor: 5 Chiffchaff (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Blackcap (may possibly be the overwintering bird still), Great Spotted Woodpecker pair, 1 Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • Streatham Common: 2 singing Chiffchaffs (Peter Newmark)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley); also Kingfisher c18.15 (Ian Stewart)
  • Tooting Common: Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff (James Hudson)
  • Tottenham Cemetery: Woodcock flushed from patch of Knotweed east of memorial garden 13:45 (Jeremy Richardson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Sand Martin over the canal by Leyton Marsh, 3 singing Chiffchaff LM/paddocks/flood relief channel, 1 Little Egret FRC, 2 Kestrel LM (f) and Bomb Crater Field (m) (Alastair Dent); 4 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, House Sparrow (Jon Agar) rear paddock - Jackdaw (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Scaup (Jon Agar); m Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting 2m 2f, Chiffchaff in bushes by pylon between Reservoirs 2 & 3 (Jan Dobbie)
  • Worcester Park: m Wheatear on horse fields (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 20th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still base of palace antenna, 2 Chiffchaff, drake Gadwall Wood Green Res, Meadow Pipit, 4 Mute Swan 2pr, 5 Pied Wagtail, male Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, pr Gadwall, Little Grebe both on Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": Shelduck briefly then S, rh Smew still, Oystercatcher evg (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Bankside SE1: Little Egret flying downriver at 17.00 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Barnes Waterside: singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Blackcap (Neil Anderson)
  • Barnet Playing Fields: Little Egret, 7 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Sand Martin, 65 Meadow Pipit mainly moving northwest, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Ringed Plover sound recorded at night (Peter Alfrey and BFBG) pics/recordings here
  • Bexley DA5 (Upper College Farm): Kestrel, 2 Skylark singing, 2+ Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff singing, 5 Lesser Redpoll on border of Foots Cray Meadows, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite over N.Marsh 11.28 (Andrew Verrall); Little Egret behind dam (Andrew Self)
  • Brook Farm/Wyatt's Farm Open Space EN5: Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Song Thrush including nest building pair (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: m Wheatear (Ian Magness per CFBW BG)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Spoonbill [Ldn foy] S 17.51, Red-legged Partridge along Thames Path, 2 Wheatear on landfill, 8+ Shelduck, 14 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 40+ Wigeon, 20+ Teal, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, f Marsh Harrier, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, c30 Redshank, 2 Curlew, odd-looking adult winter Black-headed Gull with no grey but standard black back-edge to wings, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull, 6+ singing Skylark, Water Pipit, 15+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, c50 Fieldfare, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3+ Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Dulwich Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 10 Shoveler (Dave Clark)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: Little Ringed Plover arr'd 1230 (Tom Speller tweet)
  • Enfield Road - Jolly Farmers PH: m Grey Wagtail singing on roof (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Lock: Peregrine W 13:00 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Farthing Downs: 2 Little Owls, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnets, 2 Yellowhammers (John & Carol Birkett)
  • Gallions Reach: Wheatear, Reed Bunting (Kevin McManus)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, 2 Teal, Willow Warbler (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead: Chiffchaff in song on Flask Walk at 0800 (S. Tusa)
  • High Barnet Station: 2 Jackdaw, Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Highlands Gardens EN5: 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Honeydale Farm, Ruxley: 2+ singing Skylark, 15+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8+ Linnet (Jack Headley)
  • Lamorbey, Sidcup: Egyptian Goose flew over my garden 08.20 (Mike Amos)
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre: f Wheatear in back paddocks (Chris Farthing)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1m Wheatear, m Blackcap, 2 Shelduck, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Redshank, 3 Sand Martin high over scrape, 6 Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit still, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (WWT website); plus 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Water Pipit, 1m Tufted x Pochard hybrid, 1 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin low over artificial nest bank (Martin Honey)
  • Mayflower Park: Chiffchaff (Bill and Janis Reid per Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Mute Swan over, Cormorant over [both patch firsts], Common Gull, 3 Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Cemetery: Chiffchaff (Bill and Janis Reid per Bob Smith)
  • Muswell Hill: 2 Little Egret low (Henry Wynn-Jones per Bob Watts)
  • Park Road NW4: 4 Mute Swan over [unusual for site], 10 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: 3 Jay, Ring-necked Parakeet, 14 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Glaucous Gull 1w still, Wheatear, Brambling 1215 (Derek Barker via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Spoonbill, Little Ringed Plover (RSPB via ELBF FB); 4 Wheatear, Water Pipit still (Andy Tweed); Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Wheatear (Mike Foster)
  • River Brent, Greenford "TQ1481 (ringing visit)": f Sparrowhawk, f Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (Phil Belman)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank fr draper hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood CP: 4 Common Snipe, Reed Bunting (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Norwood Lake: incl Swallow till 0915 at least, 3m Chiffchaff (John Watson via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Common Buzzards including two very pale low flying immatures, Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, Pheasant, 10 Lapwing, Little Egret, 6 Reed Bunting, 6+ Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warblers, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 20+ Redwing, Goldeneye over (Nick Baker); 6 Water Pipit coming into summer plumage (Thomas Gibson)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Wheatear causeway bank of S basin, 4+ Sand Martins through, 1 Scaup drake still SW corner S basin early am (Bob Warden per FJM); 2 Scaup m f, 6 Black-necked Grebe still s basin, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 60+ Pied Wagtail causeway evg (Tony Sweetland tweet)
  • Stave Hill: 2 Stock Dove, 2 Tufted Duck on Globe Pond, 1 Chiffchaff singing, Song Thrush, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Cadera)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: Great Spotted Woodpecker pr, 1 Pied Wagtail, no sign of overwintering Blackcap since Friday (Neil Batten)
  • Tooting Common: Blackcap singing, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Meadow Pipit (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 7 Lapwing, 3 singing Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, 6 Rook, Common Buzzard, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, c40 Common Gull (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 7 Mandarin Duck 5m 2f, Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush incl two singing m, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest incl singing m, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, m Chaffinch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl c100 Meadow Pipit thru (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Filter Beds: m Wheatear, 5 Fieldfares (Dan Barrett)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands "Lockwood 8.45-10am": 2 Green Sandpipers in relief channel, pr Teal, 2 Wheatears (m & new f), 2 Meadow Pipits W, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Lol Bodini); f Wheatear on East Warwick, 15 Shelduck, 8 Goldeneye, Scaup, 3 Sand Martin, 30 Fieldfare (Chris Farthing)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler again alex scrub. 3 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, 4 Skylark. 42 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, leucistic Herring Gull, Linnet, 2 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Rob Sheldon)
  • Wanstead Park: Firecrest (Rob Sheldon)
  • Wimbledon Common: Blackcap singing edge of the Plain, Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing both Memorial Ride (Les Evans-Hill) LE-H - commas edited for CSV data format purposes

Tuesday 19th March 2019Edit

  • Albert Road NW4: 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Gadwall Wood Green Res m & a pr that flew to Boating Lake, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 m hybrid Tufted x Pochard, Little Grebe Boating Lake, {Brimstone} (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: rh Smew still fr gladwin hide 1630, 3 Red Kite 1700-1730 (Ray Facer via Herts BC); Yellow-legged Gull ad (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Barnes Waterside: displaying pr Sparrowhawk (Neil Anderson)
  • Brampton Grove NW4: 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Blackcap m (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: Meadow Pipit over Dump (Brent foy), 3 Cetti’s Warbler, m Reed Bunting, 15 Common Snipe, m Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 70+ Common Gull, Egyptian Goose, {Small Tortoiseshell} (Magnus Andersson)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Colney Heath: Water Rail in reeds at Pk Cnr ponds (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Crossness "Foreshore": 19 Redshank, c70 Gadwall, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Cormorant, 2 Lapwing, 56 Shelduck, Curlew, Grey Heron, Cetti's Warbler, c300 Teal, c150 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness NR: 12 Cetti's Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 18 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 10 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Bearded Tit, 5+ Reed Bunting, Skylark, Water Rail, Song Thrush, 3 Lapwing, 3 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, Pied Wagtail, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c120 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Crystal Palace Park: 2+ Chiffchaff singing (James Hudson)
  • Danson Park: 21 Egyptian Geese - maybe a record count here (Chris Rose)
  • East India Dock NR: 2 Gadwall, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Cetti's Warbler, Redwing in copse (Paul Hyland)
  • Guy Lodge Farm: m Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail pr on stable roof, 18 Fieldfare, Redwing, 31+ Starling, 30+ Jackdaw (Robert Callf)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: Cattle Egret still (BirdGuides)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Buzzards drifted W over bowling green just after midday, 10 Meadow Pipits N, 2 alba Wagtails N (Pete Mantle)
  • Honor Oak Park SE23: pr Dunnock a garden first (Paul Francis)
  • Lamorbey, Sidcup: 2 Egyptian Goose over houses (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: Redshank, 10 Common Snipe, 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit (WWT website); Cetti's Warbler (Dave Clark)
  • Morden Hall Park "area": Water Rail on R Wandle 0645 (Shaun Ferguson tweet)
  • Pinner HA5: Green Woodpecker, 7 Goldfinch, Jackdaw [an increasingly common sight in the last couple of years] (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill NR: incl 7 Common Buzzard circling then 6SW, 4 Skylark 2 singing, f Stonechat, 29 Meadow Pipit, {Brimstone} (Isaiah Rowe tweet); "Also 10:00 to 11:00" 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 m Pheasant, 23 Common Gull on sports fields (Neil Batten)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Water Pipit, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Marsh Harriers skydancing and displaying together, Bearded Tit h, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Chiffchaff singing, Barn Owl, 3 Skylark singing and parachuting, Cetti's Warbler 2 seen 18 h, 2 Ruff, 30 Common Snipe, {10 Common Lizards sunbathing on a single piece of wood near Target Pool} (Eric Brown, Jim Butler); 5 Ruff, 6m Chiffchaff (David Smith per ELBF FB); 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Marsh Harrier, 8 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Bearded Tit (Howard Vaughan, Andy Tweed et al via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: f Stonechat in triangular pen [nr area 36] 0640 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 m Wheatears Bog north of Holly Lodge (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • Southfields, SW18: Blackcap singing in back garden again and yesterday, 1 Goldfinch a garden first (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Reservoir: f White Wagtail (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • Stanborough Lakes: Swallow, Grey Wagtail (John Coleman via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 7 Goldeneye still, 6 Little Egret, 5m Chiffchaff (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC); incl Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “12.00-15.30 outgoing tide”: 5 Cetti's Warbler 4h, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier m, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat m, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 42 Gadwall river, 2 Shelduck river, 18 Teal river, 28 Redshank river, 6 Turnstone river, 1 Curlew river, 1 Oystercatcher river, {8 Brimstone} (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Yellow-legged Gull main gp still pm (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Scaup on No 4, Common Buzzard, pr Sparrowhawk, pr Peregrine displaying, c10 Fieldfare along Coppermill Ln, 22 Little Egrets into roost (Terry Rawlins, David Bradshaw, Lol Bodini, Charlie Owens) As someone who has failed to get a permit, I would find it helpful to know whether sightings reported here are inside protected areas or not, if possible. Thanks, Paul Francis All of these birds were accessible without a permit, you might miss a few Goldeneye on West Warwick but that's about it. Getting there early helps. Thanks. PF
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, no sign of Cetti's Warbler, 3 singing Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit mostly N, 17 Greenfinch, 2 singing Song Thrush, 2 Little Owl, 3 Common Buzzard, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, some movement of Black-headed Gull E (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Chiffchaff 2 singing, 2 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 20 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Greenfinch, {small bat feeding in OSW} (Nick Croft)
  • Willows Farm: m Wheatear behind fishing lake on pig-field fenceposts TL186045 at 10:50 then dung heap 16:30 (Pete Waldron via Herts BC)
  • Woodford Green: m Blackcap, Tawny Owl calling 11.57am, 3 Starling high E [irregular here], m Sparrowhawk, also 2 Peregrine m f first sighting this year for me, f Goshawk, 4 Common Buzzards all raptors high and drifting W 11.35-12.53pm (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: m Wheatear on horse fields (Bob Smith)

Monday 18th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: m Gadwall [WGR], singing Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 4+ Greenfinch, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, 5 Pochard 3m 2f on Boating lake, 1w Black Redstart eastern end of Palace (Bruce Carson)
  • Amwell NR: rh Smew Gt Hardmead L still (BirdGuides)
  • Banstead, Surrey: 8 Common Buzzard over gdn 1340 incl 6NW (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 20 Shoveler, 26 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 9 Pochard, 49 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 19 Redwing, 27 Fieldfare, Bullfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Peregrine, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Covent Garden: Woodcock stranded on roof (Jodie Lewis tweet)
  • Crayford Marshes: Iceland Gull juv Serco evg (BirdGuides)
  • Dulwich: 2 Jackdaws on playing field by toll gate (William Marshall)
  • Elliot Road NW4: 2 Canada Goose over [unusual for site], 19 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Epping Long Green "TL437057": 6 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Skylark, 15+ Yellowhammer, {Hare} (Chris Baldwin)
  • Fairlop: Little Owl (James Palmer)
  • Firs Farm Wetlands: Red Kite circled then high S 11:02 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Greenhill Gardens: Red Kite drifting S (Clive Herbert)
  • Gunnersbury Triangle NR: Woodcock early-am (per Ldn WT tweet)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 1 Cattle Egret until flew low N towards Hooks Marsh at 5.45pm, 1 Little Egret, pr Little Grebe, 4 Teal, pr Shoveler (Davey Leach)
  • Kentish Town: Common Buzzard circling over KT train stn 1130 (Pete Mantle)
  • KGV Reservoir: m Wheatear still (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Lamorbey Park: no sign of m Mandarin 08.00-08-22, 4 Cormorant, 7 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker h, Nuthatch h (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 7 Common Snipe, 4 singing Chiffchaff (WWT website); Sand Martin, 6+ Chiffchaff (James Hudson)
  • Merton: no sign y'day's Yellow-browed Warbler 1210-1630 (per Surrey BN)
  • Morden Hall Park: Chiffchaff singing, Little Egret flew in at 2pm in trees till 3pm over river, pr Greenfinch, pr Egyptian Geese & 7 young, pr Kestrel mating, male House Sparrow near Deen City Farm (Michael Mac)
  • Oak Hill Woods NR: Chiffchaff singing 1st of year for site (Clive Herbert)
  • Panshanger Park: incl 1+ Little Egret, 20+ Common Snipe, 10+ Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pinner HA5: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, Grey Heron scouting gardens for ponds (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 22 Golden Plover (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: Little Egret S over Coombe Ln 1330 (Paula Redmond)
  • Ruislip Lido: 3-4 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Egyptian Goose m 2f, ground-nesting Grey Heron, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Little Grebe pr & 1 calling, Common Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, pr Black-headed Gulls displaying on tern_raft (Martin Smith)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl 6 Shelduck fr gadwall_hide, Redshank fr draper hide, 5m Chiffchaff (Allan Meadows via Herts BC); pr Bullfinch nr water_vole cnr 1110 (Emily Leonard tweet); also incl 2 Common Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Mike Dent per ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • St Mary Cray BR5: 1-2 Common Buzzard circling over Chipperfield Rd c8:00 (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Goosander relief channel 1130 (Maureen Lead per Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Tooting Common: 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Sparrowhawk (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2 Green Sandpiper fishing lake & north pit (Steven Pearce via Herts BC); White Wagtail in field by willows fm lake, c100 Linnet willows fm (Steve Blake via Herts BC); Yellow-legged Gull 2w main gp pm (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Walthamstow FB: m Wheatear 0830 (Dan Barrett tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Wheatear, Stock Dove on Lockwood 1020 (Quentin Given); Peregrine, 8 Meadow Pipit W, Scaup still on No 4, 9 Goldeneye across Reservoirs (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 30 Meadow Pipit mostly NW 2 singing birds on territory, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Skylark 3 singing, 18+ Greenfinch 4 display-flighting, 2 Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler again Alex scrub, Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap possibly our first returning bird, 3 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, singing Stock Dove, 1c Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Red-crested Pochard, Water Rail, Common Snipe, 7 Teal, Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 17th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: singing Blackcap FOY (Bruce Carson); Common Buzzard slowly W fighting wind and intense crow-mob 09.30 (Jonathan Cooke); 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher (Sam Jones)
  • Amwell NR: Swallow thru early-am (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe from main hide, 16 Common Snipe, 3 Greylag Geese, Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Kestrel, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 66 Common Gull, Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cely Woods: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Clapham Junction (round back houses near Lidl): 15 House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  • Coombe/Beverley Mead: Woodcock in flight (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Crossness NR: m Wheatear lagoon field 1020 at least (Chris White & Michael Edwards tweets)
  • Crouch End: Blackcap singing at N8 (Sam Jones)
  • Dungeon Hill: Skylark singing, Yellowhammer singing (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still 1030 (BirdGuides)
  • Harefield Broadwater Lake: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Cetti’s Warbler calling, 200+ Tufted Duck, 8 Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 60+ Wigeon, 40+ Pochard, 20+ Shoveler, colony of breeding Cormorants, nesting pr of Grey Herons, 6 Great Crested Grebe (Nigel Barratt)
  • Hyde Park: Grey Heron feeding 3 nearly full-grown chicks on nest (Ralph Hancock's blog)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff am (Shaun Harvey tweet); also incl 6 Lapwing, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 25 Linnet, 6 Reed Bunting (Paul Hawkins, Dave McGough et al per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Reservoir: ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD low W toward Enfield/Trent Park 1110. 'Distinctly lighter plumage overall w/ dark carpals & tail band and white in mid-tail. Gliding on flattish wings.', m Wheatear 0850 (Neville Smith tweets)
  • Lamorbey Park: m Mandarin lower lake 2nd or 3rd site record (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Swallow wader scrape 1030, 2 Jack Snipe still, 7 Sand Martin, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Water Pipit still, Redwing, 3 singing Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR: Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Common Snipe (Alex Liddle tweet)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Red Kite from E turned S at 09:52, Chiffchaff, Redwing, pr Nuthatch nest building (Nathalie Mahieu, Ruth Savery, John Boorman, Sarah Taylor, Will Hurt)
  • Merton: Yellow-browed Warbler by Windsor Ave at entrance to Deen City Farm in scrub by R Wandle till 0930 at least (BirdGuides)
  • Morden Hall Park: Grey Plover high NW calling 0640, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Brambling (Steven Patmore [AD - thx for correction] via Surrey BN); also incl 4 Teal, 3 Common Snipe, displaying Kestrel, 2m Chiffchaff (Arjun Dutta tweet) Where were the Cetti's Warblers heard or seen? If seen, unusual to see 2 in one day - let alone one? [MM]
  • Pimlico (Inner London): 60 House Sparrows in same area, but all external nests in small pyracantha hedge have now gone reason? - 2 in/at nest box in a tree (Michael Mac)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 1w Glaucous Gull again north bank 400m west of c/p 0810, Wheatear 0820 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Red Kite W over landfill 0920 (Jonathan Wasse tweet); Spotted Redshank [Ldn foy] purfleet scrape 1245 (Patrick Hart et al per ELBF FB/BirdGuides); m Wheatear on path to landfill viewpoint 1330 (Ian Bradshaw/BirdGuides); also incl 52 Shelduck, 168 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 446 Wigeon, 18 Pintail, 13 Pochard, 21 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier 3m 2f, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 43 Lapwing, 13 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 48 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, adult Mediterranean Gull, Barn Owl, 2 Kingfisher, Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Alan Shearman, Jonathan Wasse per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: m Wheatear football pitches early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite (J.Wilczur); Redwing in bush next to Kingston Gate c/p (P Davies)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 8+ Common Snipe, Common Buzzard, 6+ Lapwing (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Raven high SE 09:42 rolled and called twice, 3 Common Buzzard, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff (Martin Shepherd)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup m still s basin [sw cnr], 5 Black-necked Grebe still, Little Ringed Plover, 2+ Sand Martin am (Dave Carlsson tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull 2cy, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 3+ Goldeneye (Michael Robinson); pr Goosander briefly 1730 (David Hubbard via Herts BC)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Common Gull, 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh 9.30-11.00”: 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Cetti's Warbler h, 1 Kestrel, 9 Greylag Goose (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Little Grebe, 1+ Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP "North": incl 2 Common Buzzard, 100 Jackdaw, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch am (Andrew Stroud via EBwS BN)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Redshank main gp 1310 (Rupert Evershed tweet); Sand Martin fishing lake (per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Sand Martin (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Wanstead Flats: Cetti's Warbler h in brambles east of Alex c8am (Marco Johnson); m Wheatear 0845 (Tony Brown per WB/James Heal tweets); 3 singing Chiffchaff, 10+ Meadow Pipit w, 4 Skylark, 10 Gadwall, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 singing Chiffchaff, 5 Chaffinch, 10 Teal, 20+ Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel (Nick Croft)

Saturday 16th March 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR: rh Smew Gt Hardmead L still (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Beckton STW: Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, pr Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, Black Redstart on private section, 7 Grey Wagtail, 14 Linnet am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe from main hide 08:40, 15 Common Snipe, Little Egret behind dam, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 10+ Redwing, Reed Bunting, 2 Skylark (Ian R Watson)
  • Capel Manor Gardens EN1: Common Gull, 3 Ring-necked Pheasant, 64 Jackdaw, 2 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Chislehurst: m Mandarin still, 2 Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Galley Lane EN5: 6 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Golders Hill Park: 16+ Redwing (James Levy)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: Cattle Egret still (BirdGuides)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Meadow Pipit 2N 0630 & 1 briefly on the ground on Parliament Hill (Matt Evans)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail [pr seen mating], 1f Goldeneye sheltered lagoon, Bittern reservoir lagoon [w corner], 2 Chiffchaff (WWT website); 7 Common Snipe and 1 Jack Snipe (wader scrape), 1m hybrid Tufted x Pochard, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Redshank (Martin Honey et al.); also ad Mediterranean Gull briefly am (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Olympic Park: 10 Gadwall, 1 Cettis Warbler h (Roger Keith)
  • Penn Road Gardens Islington N7: pr Mistle Thrushes over calling 1430 very rare in Holloway (Shane Enright)
  • Poor's Field, Ruislip: c30 Redpoll, 4 Redwing, 4 singing Chiffchaff (Michael Robinson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 15+ Pintail, 30+ Common Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 1-2 Curlew, 2+ Marsh Harrier, 3 Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, 3 Water Pipit, m Stonechat, m Northern Wheatear [Ldn foy] (Simon Papps & Simon Satchell)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 4 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • South Norwood CP: Kingfisher (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Redshank east pool still 1005 (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • The Mill Field NW7: 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley: 200 Common Gull, 1 Red Kite, 6 Rook, 50 Jackdaw, 20 Stock Dove, 2 Lapwing (Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: 2 Jackdaw, Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Redwing front paddock (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup on No 4 still, 5 Goldeneye 2 on High Maynard & 3 on No5 (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Fieldfare, Skylark, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Whitewebbs Park: 3 Mandarin, 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)

Friday 15th March 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR: rh Smew Gt Hardmead L still (BirdGuides); also 3 Goldeneye m 2f [GH Lake] (Stuart Fox via Herts BC)
  • Belmont Open Space, Cockfosters, EN4: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Bob Husband)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff (Ian R Watson)
  • Connaught Water: Tawny Owl calling 10am just north of lake (J-P Elmes)
  • Crossness NR: m Penduline Tit still on reed mace to R of viewing screen 1520 (BirdGuides)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret again on the ground by river bank 08:42 (Neil Batten)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher, 10 Pied Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Gadwall 1m 2f, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Egyptian Goose & 4 yg, 2 Mute Swan (Bernie Weight)
  • Golders Hill Park: pr Egyptian Goose w/ 5yg which reportedly emerged yesterday this being second year they have hatched young here (James Levy)
  • Haddon Grove, Sidcup: 2 Grey Wagtail (Eric Brown)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: Cattle Egret [my first at this site], 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 20+ Wigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Redwing (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret, Little Egret, 3 Goosander [red-heads on adjacent Horsemill Stream], Kingfisher, singing Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Shelduck, Jack Snipe scrape still, 820 Black-headed Gull, 240 Herring Gull incl 2 argentatus, 56 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Orpington Boating Pond: pr Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Pinner HA5: Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 8 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 5 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 7 Curlew, Ruff, 28 Common Snipe, 2m Chiffchaff, Water Pipit still, pr Greenfinch (Patrick Hart, Russell Sherriff, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: pr Stock Dove [1st record of more than 1] feeding with Woodpigeons, 13 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 pr Jackdaw [recent colonist here 1 collecting twigs], 9 Greenfinch [highest total for couple of years] (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Richmond Park: 8 Cormorant incl three birds at two nests which would be the first breeding record for the Park, 120+ Common Gull, 270+ Black-headed Gull (J.Wilczur); Sand Martin, Redpoll, Pied Wagtail, pr Grey Wagtail (P.Redmond); Peregrine (C.Williams)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Jackdaw [an uncommon visitor here but up to two birds have been in the Park this month], 4 Redwing briefly, Blackcap singing at Spencer House in nearby Green Park (Frank Nugent)
  • Sidcup: Peregrine (Patrick English)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: no sign 1w Caspian Gull, but roost incl 300+ Black-headed Gull, 200+ Herring Gull, 3+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, also 500+ Jackdaw, 2+ Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe c18:00 (Jack Headley)
  • South Lodge Farm: 16 Pied Wagtail, 4 m Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, m Lesser Redpoll (Robert Callf)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: overwintering Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "9.30-12.30 outgoing tide": 1 Raven, 2 Marsh Harrier, 18 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 5 Water Rail h, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker h, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Grey Heron 1 pr on nest w/ yg, 5 Little Grebe, 9 Coot, 1 Pochard m, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet h, 3 Tufted Duck 3m 1f, ad Yellow-legged Gull river, 18 Gadwall river, 3 Teal river, 2 Oystercatcher, {1 Common Carder Bumble Bee} (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, c2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Kingfisher, Water Rail, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, 1+ Redwing, 7+ Tufted Duck (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP "North": incl Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Andrew Cox via EBwS BN)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff two in song, singing Reed Bunting, 8 Rook, c60 Starling, c170 Jackdaw, 10 Teal, 2 Coot (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 11 Mandarin Duck 7m 4f, 2 Common Pochard m f, 2 Tufted Duck m f, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff singing m, 4 Goldcrest incl three singing m, 4 Coal Tit incl two singing m, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper incl one singing m, 14+ Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Scaup still no4 res 1145 (BirdGuides)

Thursday 14th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1st yr Black Redstart around S.face brickwork/parapets of palace still 16.45hrs [Adrian Mole)
  • Barnet Road EN5: Rook (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Common Lane WD7: 2 Stock Dove (Toby Mylett)
  • Elstree Aerodrome: 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Godstone SPs: 174 Common Gull in nearby sheep field 1030 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Halfpenny Bridge, Grand Union Canal: 1 Red-crested Pochard m (Charlie Farrell)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret fr snipe_hide 1010 (Andy Holmes via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe still from Hogg Lane viewpoint, Great Black-backed Gull, 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Letchmore Heath Ponds: Common Buzzard, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, Stock Dove, Meadow Pipit nearby (Toby Mylett)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull 2cy new bird grazing-marsh 0900, Bittern, Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe, singing Chiffchaff (WWT website); 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Pintail, 3 singing Chiffchaff around sheltered lagoon, pr Mandarin by Explore feeders (Martin Honey)
  • Milespit Hill Pond: 10 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Mill Hill East Station: 5 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, Coal Tit, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 6 Little Egret (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Mediterranean Gull s/p fr tyler hide 1700 (Mathew Bournat via Twitter/Kent OS)
  • Sevington Road NW4: 5 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Southfields, SW15 (Granville Road): f Blackcap at feeder - the first this winter (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit still 1530 (BirdGuides)
  • Stirling Way WD6: Stock Dove (Toby Mylett)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Little Grebe, c2 Lesser Black-backed Gull over, calling Chiffchaff, calling Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • The Mill Field NW7: 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 6 Northern Shoveler 3m 3f Carr's Basin, 3 Tufted Duck m 2f, 25 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush pr (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 9 Mandarin Duck 6m 3f, 2 Eurasian Teal pr upper lake, 2 Common Pochard m f, 2 Tufted Duck m f, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff singing m nr Ride Wood, 2 Coal Tit Water Grdn on feeders, 5+ Nuthatch incl pr (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Red Kite W (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Westbourne Park, Grand Union Canal: Grey Wagtail (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Woodford Green: 4+ singing Blackcap, Grey Wagtail over, Little Egret over, 2m Brambling, several sightings of 2+ f Sparrowhawk (Ken Murray)

Wednesday 13th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, m Gadwall, Little Grebe, 5 Pochard, 6 Greenfinch, Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": Water Rail, Sand Martin fr viewpt (Jenny Sherwen tweet); m Goldeneye, Raven (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: 2 Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Church Terrace NW4: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Clapham Manor Street: Peregrine SSW 1730 (Ollie Stone-Lee)
  • Connaught Water: 2 Brambling (Rob Sheldon)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret on ground next to river bank 08:45 (Neil Batten)
  • Feltham: Peregrine circling and gliding a hundred metres over Lidl 1530 (Mike Foster)
  • Greenford UB6: f Peregrine with struggling Feral Pigeon in its talons that wriggled free & dropped like a stone into allotments below 06.45 (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk m, Pied Wagtail patch year tick, Reed Bunting m (John Bushell)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe pr displaying, Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Greylag Goose pr, m Egyptian Goose, 6 Mandarin Duck 4m 2f, m Northern Shoveler, f Common Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck 8m 8f, f Smew of doubtful origin, 23 Coot, 6 Common Gull 5 ad & 1 first-winter with white darvic ring, 12 Stock Dove incl displaying birds, m Pied Wagtail, m Nuthatch, Jay, 13 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: singing Chiffchaff at Hedge 2 am (Pete Mantle)
  • Hayes Hill Farm: 3 White-fronted Goose still w/ Greylags in field east of Fm 1300 (Andrew Jewels via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Firecrest, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Shoveler, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern lagoon [w shore], Dunlin marsh [e side], 14 Fieldfare W, Water Pipit marsh/main lake [fenceline] (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: Red Kite SW 1420 (Danny Ramsay per Bob Smith)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite, 7 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, Coal Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 20 Black-headed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rye Meads NR "HMWT reedbed": Bittern over to roost in front of viewpt 1750, Woodcock over at dusk, Peregrine over, 4+ Cetti's Warbler singing, Chiffchaff (Allan Meadows/Herts BN tweets)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sanderstead: Brambling calling from Briton Hill Rd gdn (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Redshank east pool 0910 (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup, 3+ Black-necked Grebe s basin [sw cnr] (Paul Watts tweet)
  • Stave Hill: 1 Chiffchaff singing pm (John Cadera)
  • UB5: 7 Greenfinch on garden feeder.First greenfinch sightings for a year plus. (Waspurs)
  • Wanstead Flats: Red Kite W, Sparrowhawk, 6 Skylark 4 singing, Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 12 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, singing Stock Dove (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 singing Chiffchaff, 30 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 3 Gadwall, Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Water Rail, Common Snipe, Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: Eighth Red Kite over this year at 8.09am (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 12th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 4+ Redwing, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Arrandene Open Space NW7: 7 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Blackfriars Pier: 1 Grey Heron c1620 sitting on top of pier (Manuel Lovell)
  • Brooklands Lakes Dartford: 3 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Grey Wagtail 2pr, pr Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff (Patrick English)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park: 2 Cormorant, 10+ Canada Goose incl one with metal ring no 5281342, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 14 Tufted Duck 8m 6f, 15 Coot, 25 Ring-necked Parakeet 17:45 hrs, m Pied Wagtail, Dunnock singing, Song Thrush singing, 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, f Chaffinch, Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Crossness "Thames Foreshore": 67 Shelduck, c135 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, c110 Gadwall, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 35 Cormorant, 6 Wigeon, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, c50 Dunlin, Cetti's Warbler, c400 Teal, c300 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness NR: 36 Wigeon, 18 Gadwall, 2 Kestrel, 6 Shoveler, 7 Lapwing, 10 Fieldfare, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pheasant, Reed Bunting, Skylark, 12 Pochard, Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Shelduck, 8 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c150 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, c100 Starling (Bernie Weight)
  • Deptford Creek, Laban Centre: 2 Shelduck (Mike Paice)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Gadwall (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, 4 Common Snipe, Kestrel s route, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Mill Hill East Station: 2 Common Gull, 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Mill Hill Park: 5 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey carrying fish caught in R Mimram into Pk c4pm (Sarajane Marchant tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: 73 Black-tailed Godwit late-pm (per Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog)
  • Rammey Marsh "no lake access": Yellow-browed Warbler by fishing lake pm (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Meadow Pipit, 2 Red-crested Pochard pr, 3 Woodcock (P. Redmond); Woodcock 6:30pm (P Davies)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Goosander, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, 11 Pied Wagtail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Caspian Gull 1w in roost fr tyler hide 1700 (Mathew Bournat via Twitter/Herts BC)
  • Silvermeade, Broxbourne: Water Rail in ditch along towpath 1410 (Andy Holmes via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: 2 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: overwintering singing Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Common Gull, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Verulamium Park: 3 Little Egret, pr Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Watford: calling Waxwing NE over Riverside RG TQ110952 toward town centre 1030, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit over am (Ian Bennell via Twitter/BirdGuides)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Sand Martin, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Monday 11th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart southern terrace palace building, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 6+ Redwing, 3 Pochard, Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Church Road NW4: 4 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit still channel reeds fr screen TQ491801 14:55 (BirdGuides)
  • Darlands Nature Reserve: Barn owl flying over meadow and into woodlands near Folly Brook 17.15 (Dianne Murphy)
  • Enfield Lawn Tennis Club: 2 Nuthatch calling in trees close to main road 15:30, 4 Coal Tit calling from various gardens close-by (Martin Shepherd)
  • Forty Hall CP: 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Greylag Goose pr, 59 Black-headed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit singing, 3 Nuthatch 2m f, Treecreeper singing, 2 Jay, 8 Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: 30 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull regular pair & interloper, 5 Tufted Duck 3m 2f, {Frogs spawning, Red-eared Terrapin} (Bob Husband)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1+ Black-necked Grebe still fr Hogg Ln viewing platform [restricted view] (Simon West via Herts BC)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 3 Nuthatch, 2 singing Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, pair of very tame Egyptian Geese (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Jack Snipe, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 3 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 3 singing Greenfinch, 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove flew into trees (Alastair Dent)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine, Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite, Coal Tit, Redwing, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 1 Sand Martin over 08:15, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 1 Ruff, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 6 Redwing (John & Janet Cadera); 4 Marsh Harrier, Ruff (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: m Pied Wagtail (P. Redmond)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: pr Shelduck fr draper hide, Green Sandpiper fr gadwall_hide, Chiffchaff (Allan Meadow via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood (Kings Road): 2 Mistle Thrush (JW)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit still (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoir: 8 Black-necked Grebe s basin w edge late-aft (Paul Watts tweet); Scaup still s basin sw cnr (BirdGuides)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • The Brook BR5: 2+ Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl c100 Linnet field nr fishing lake (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup and 4 Goldeneye on No 5 (David Bradshaw, Paul Whiteman)
  • West Ham Station: ad Caspian Gull landed 1 metre from us on platform 8 and tucked into a scrap of chicken bone 08:35 (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Woodford Green: f Brambling (imaged) 8am, Redwing, Red Kite over 9.29am my 6th this year (normally 2-3 sightings per annum), Sparrowhawk over 9.59am, m Blackcap 10.23am (Ken Murray)

Sunday 10th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still at east end of southern terrace, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 20+ Redwing (APOG Birders); 2 Common Gull, Little Grebe, small flock of Greenfinch Boating Lake (Eduardo López Salas)
  • Amwell NR: 4 Goldeneye, Smew red-head Great Hardmead Lake south end by island still, Raven S early-am (William Bishop via Herts BC/Twitter)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 ad Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Jack Snipe, 8 Water Pipit (Peter Alfrey) pics here
  • Bowyer's Water: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 6 Great Crested Grebe incl displaying pr, 2 Pochard, {2 Chinese Muntjac} (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brent Reservoir: 15 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting, Green Sandpiper (Simon Worsfold & Andrew Self)
  • Broomfield Park: Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f, 3 Red-crested Pochard 2m f [Site tick and my first in the Enfield area for 25 yrs], 15 Tufted Duck 7m 8f, 59 Black-headed Gull, Coal Tit singing, singing Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Little Egret, 7 Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush (Ian R Watson)
  • Chislehurst: m Mandarin Prickend Pond (Richard Bonser)
  • Coldfall Wood: 50 Chaffinch in single species flock (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Erith Pier: 1w Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Bonser)
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  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard displaying, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing, 4 Little Grebe, {1 Red Fox failing to kill a Canada Goose that it caught, 4 Chinese Muntjac} (Charlie Farrell); Cattle Egret still 1.30pm (Simon Bradley)
  • Holland Park: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: no sign Black-throated Diver 1450 after 35-day stay (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 White-fronted Goose still (Lol Cumming tweet)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat at last. Thank you so much Dave Jordan for immaculate directions. Excellent views. My pleasure David. Glad you managed to locate it. [DJ] (David Jeffreys); 6 Common Gull, Common Buzzard, 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Kittiwake ad am (Dave Harris per Surrey BN); also Little Gull (Chris Turner tweet)
  • Kensington Gardens: 4 Mandarin Duck, 5 Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler singing, Chiffchaff singing briefly (Des McKenzie tweet); Bar-headed Goose (full-winged escapee from St James's Park), 2 Shoveler, 5 Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • KGV Res: 4 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Shelduck (A.Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 3 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit, Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, Common Buzzard in Wildside then E pm (WWT website)
  • Pinner, Lloyd Court: Tawny Owls still sorting their differences. The noise! (Richard Francis) wonderful DP
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite (Steve Woolfenden)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Teal, 3 Pheasant, 3 Skylark, Meadow Pipit (Nigel Dodd)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup, pr Goosander, 4 Shelduck (Allan Stewart)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Common Gull, Chiffchaff, f Stonechat grassland, f Reed Bunting (Paul Thomas tweet)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Little Egret, Grey Heron, singing Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, 30 Common Gull, 30 Fieldfare (Nigel Dodd)

Saturday 9th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite, Linnet, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, m Aythya hybrid, Little Grebe Boating Lake (APOG Birders); midday Black Redstart still at base of antenna and on Palace building (Andrew Peel)
  • Amwell GP: 1 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 3cy (Adam Wilson); Smew rh Gt Hardmead L still (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Beckton STW "no public access": 56 Gadwall, 400+ Teal, Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 37 Redshank, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Grey Wagtail (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Bowyer's Water: Smew rh still (per Herts BN tweet)
  • Boxer's Lake: 6 Grey Heron - 5 occupied nests and 4 birds sitting, ad Egyptian Goose & 8 goslings, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 8 Tufted Duck 5m 3f, 100+ Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 25 Common Snipe, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Little Egret (Magnus Andersson, Roy Beddard)
  • Cheshunt: 3 Brambling, f Blackcap (Adam Wilson)
  • Copped Hall: f Pallid/Montagu's Harrier seen briefly very orange with ring tail (J-P Elmes)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit called via the reserve and flew over to the left side of the shield into the reeds 09.40, also Peregrine, Curlew, c40 Dunlin (Simon Worsfold)
  • Eaton Park Road, N13: Red Kite blown N 11:20am (Katy McGilvray)
  • Finchley Lane NW4: Tawny Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still, Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff (Mark Gregory via Essex BwS)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret, Cormorant, Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver still, Little Egret, 8 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 10 Bullfinch (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: Stonechat still at the meadow, Cetti's Warbler (Frank Nugent)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, 4 Common Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website); also 2 Jack Snipe, Sand Martin (per Surrey BN)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Meadow Pipit (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakwood Park: 10+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, {Orange/Light Orange Underwing} (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner HA5: 7 Redwing, 2 Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: Glaucous Gull juv still landfill fr riverside path 1120 (Jonathan Wasse tweet); 43 Shelduck, 120 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 353 Wigeon, 24 Pintail, 293 Teal, 14 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 223 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 24 Common Snipe, 43 Redshank, 2 Kestrel, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Redwing (Alan Shearman et al per ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Sparrowhawk, c30 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite (S.Woolfenden); 129 Common Gull, Pied Wagtail (N.Anderson)
  • St James's Park: dead Tawny Owl chick (Please delete if not appropriate for here) (Mark Fairless); Tawny Owl f & remaining chick still c1pm (Twitter); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Thamesmead: Yellow-legged Gull 3w off Princess Alice Way (Richard Bonser)
  • Tottenham Court Road: Peregrine Falcon , near Warren Street tube, flying south, 17:45
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: pr Goosander, m Scaup, 3 Sand Martins (Lol Bodini, Terry Rawlins)
  • Wimbledon: 3000+ Jackdaw SE, 230+ Crow SE (Hugh Nicholson tweet)
  • Winchmore Hill: {Camberwell Beauty rail stn 1205} (BirdGuides)

Friday 8th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still base of antenna palace building, f Stonechat perimeter cricket pitches (3rd for year), m Aythya hybrid, Little Grebe, 10 Pochard, 6 Common Gull Boating Lake, 10+ Redwing, Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 38 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 11 Pochard, 85 Tufted Duck, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, Tawny Owl, 3 Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler [Ldn foy] singing, 12 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 10 Fieldfare, 37 Redwing, 5 Linnet, 8 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: Redshank (Brent FOY), 25 Common Snipe, 3m Cetti’s Warbler singing, Peregrine W 09:21, Redwing, Mistle Thrush (possibly Brent FOY too), Chiffchaff singing (Magnus Andersson)
  • Brentford, Upper Butts: Kingfisher flew in and perched on twig extending above garden wall by road (Michael Robinson)
  • Essendon: Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, c110 Fieldfare, Lesser Redpoll (per Herts BC)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher (Eric Brown)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: 51 Black-headed Gull, pr Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove singing. No sign of Med Gull up to 13.30 (Bob Husband)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe incl pr displaying, 2 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Greylag Goose pr, m Egyptian Goose, 16 Mandarin Duck 11m 5f, f Common Pochard, f Smew of doubtful origin, 38 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull 3 ad 2 second-winter, 5+ Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Grey Wagtail, Redwing, 3 Goldcrest incl singing m, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 13 Starling, 21 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail feeding behind reeds Stock Pond 17:00-1730 (Allan Stewart); 5 Redwing S Boundary of Kenwood (James Levy)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1w Little Gull fr Hogg Ln viewing platform pm (BirdGuides); 2 Black-necked Grebe fr platform (Geoff Young via Herts BC)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat still present in meadow (Neil Anderson/Dave Jordan)
  • Kensington Gardens: singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • Kings Wood: Marsh Tit (John Kirby per Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Peregrine, 4 Common Snipe, Water Pipit, 12 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting (Debbie Baker & Conrad Ellam); also 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, 3 Bittern, 2 Water Rail, 3 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff (WWT)
  • Panshanger Park: Peregrine, 2 Raven (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pinner HA5: 8 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch, Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Black-headed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0600-0800": incl 10 Black-headed Gull NE, f Stonechat site-foy WNW 0640, 2 Pied Wagtail WNW/W, Meadow Pipit NW, later Common Buzzard foy SSW 1055, Kestrel WNW, 2 Meadow Pipit NW/W, 2 Siskin S (Twitter)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Mediterranean Gull s/p 0905, Glaucous Gull 1w still on pontoon 0850-1055 at least (Derek Barker via Berks BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 30 Pintail, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 13 Curlew, 7 Dunlin, 20 Common Snipe (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 2 Jackdaw (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit, f Stonechat, Peregrine, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, singing Chiffchaff, 5+ singing Skylark, Redshank, pr Little Grebe - 48 species recorded (Alex Massey)
  • Staines Reservoir: m Scaup still s basin sw cnr, 9 Black-necked Grebe (most now in summer plumage), 12+ Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck (Alex Massey)
  • Stanstead Abbotts: Raven (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Sturgess Avenue NW4: 4 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "09.30-13.30": 22 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting m, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Cetti's Warbler 3h, 10 Stonechat 2m, 2 Shelduck river, 5 Teal river, 14 Gadwall river, 61 Redshank river, 5 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin river (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 15 Lapwing, singing Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 8 Rook, Bullfinch, 6 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, c300 Common Gull, c100 Black-headed Gull, 5 Teal (John Colmans)
  • Upper College Farm, Sidcup: Song Thrush, Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Linnet (Eric Brown)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Cattle Egret flew N over Banbury Res c7am, pr Goosander in relief channel, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Stuart Fisher); Common Buzzard N over Lockwood 10.30, pr Goldeneye High Maynard (Lol Bodini) Scaup on No 4, Oystercatcher on East Warwick (David Bradshaw, Jamie Partridge)
  • Wandsworth Common: Marsh Tit am (Peter White tweet)

Thursday 7th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Chiffchaff, 8 Pochard, 20+ Redwing, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Arrandene Open Space NW7: 2 Common Gull, 6 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Barnet Playing Fields, EN5: 38 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Jackdaw. No sign of Med Gull up to 10.30 (Bob Husband)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Little Egret, Lesser Redpoll (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: 25 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • E17, Lloyd Park: m Red-crested Pochard (Stuart Fisher)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: 14 Tufted Duck 7pr, 54 Black-headed Gull, pr Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove singing, Siskin singing. No sign of Med Gull up to 11.00. (Bob Husband)
  • Grovelands Park: the f Smew 'of questionable origin' showing well on lakeside, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, 14 Mandarin (Paul Collins)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver still (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat still (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • King George V Res: ad sum Black-necked Grebe (til 11.30 then flew across to Girling res), m Smew, 7 Goldeneye on south basin (I Lycett)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard ne (Neil Batten)
  • Lee Valley, Bowyer's Water: red-head Smew, 6 Pochard, 50+ Tufted Duck, Little Egret, 3 Chiffchaff (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret midday, 12+ Teal, 4 Goosander (on adjacent Horsemill Stream), Common Snipe, 3 Red Kite, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (Simon Papps) for CE pic see www.facebook.com/reednewholland/
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Pintail, 11 Common Snipe, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit (WWT website); Jack Snipe wader scrape 1515 (Martin Wright via Surrey BN)
  • Milespit Hill Pond NW7: Common Buzzard (Toby Mylett)
  • Mill Hill Park: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Park Road NW4: 27 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 4 Redwing, 4 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill NR: Common Buzzard W, 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Pymmes Park: 3 Little Grebe incl pr, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall pr, 23 Tufted Duck 14m 9f, 11+ Coot, 11 Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit singing (Robert Callf)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 singing Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Common Gull, Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Common Gull, Common Buzzard, Rook (Toby Mylett)
  • Tufnell Park N19: 4 Chaffinch 'flock' in my garden (Francis Tusa) I've only ever seen singles round here, and even those are infrequent, so that's amazing! [Reuben Braddock]
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, 5 Goldeneye (David Bradshaw)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Siskin m f, Little Egret over 9.24am, 2 Sparrowhawks in tandem going North 10.21, a flock of c15 Golden Plover high and going East 10.40am only the 4th sighting of this species locally in 36 years. (Ken Murray) KM - grateful for data but several edits were necessary so pls save us time by following the simple standard format thx Simply too quick over the roof for me to count! Ken, there's no call for the wind-up. As stated above an estimate would do - anyway pls check the site history & learn from all the corrections made to your post so there's no repetition - we'd rather be birding. Thx. wind up I don't understand? That was no wind up, It was a statement of fact! could have been 10, could have been 20. This communication is a bit one-sided, who am I addressing?
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Chiffchaff singing, 4 Meadow Pipit (Charlie Farrell)

Wednesday 6th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine pr hunting over playing fields and Wood Green Res, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit NE (FOY), 25 Common Gull, Little Grebe, 4 Pochard Boating Lake, 4+ Grey Wagtail (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 9+ Grey Heron incl three nests with birds sitting and two nests under construction & leucistic bird, ad Egyptian Goose & 8 goslings, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 3 Common Pochard 2m f, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, 41+ Black-headed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clissold Park; 4 Gadwall 2pr one on New River and one on large lake (Ernest Thomason)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Mediterranean Gull ad with Polish red darvic ‘PTJ9' present 10.00, pr Grey Wagtail (Bob Husband)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Kingfisher (John Bushell)
  • Hartham: 3 Kingfisher R Lee TL327130 [1] & TL329132 [pr] (Ian Edwards via Herts BC)
  • Holyfield lake, Lee Valley: sizable group of Siskins, c20 Cormorants already on nests (J-P Elmes)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat in rough grassland just south of Albion Gate to 08:55 at least (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Mute Swan low w am (Neil Batten)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: singing Blackcap nr Gilberts Slade still, singing Treecreeper, 15 Shoveler, small passage of Common Gull throughout the last couple of days (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, Jack Snipe, Redshank foy marsh, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 32 Fieldfare, 27 Redwing, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Mill Hill NW7: 2 Red Kite over A41/Mill Hill Circus (Steve Blake)
  • Panshanger Park: Green Sandpiper (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pinner HA5: Red KIte, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Jay (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: juvenile Glaucous Gull 10.30am by Concrete Barges, Oystercatcher on Aveley Bay, 2 Marsh Harrier 1m 1f, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit on Target Pools (Eduardo López Salas); 500 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 30 Common Snipe, 30 Redshank (RSPB per ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park "garden": 3 Redwing & 1 Song Thrush 1205 harassed by resident Blackbird, Sparrowhawk 1211 (P. Redmond)
  • St James's Park: Jackdaw in a plane tree [an uncommon visitor here], Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Black-tailed Godwit [6th day] (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Stocker's Lake: 5 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher over n end, Chiffchaff (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 2 singing Blackcaps am (Neil Batten)
  • Studio Mews NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • The Brook BR5: Little Egret, 2+ Song Thrush, 1+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 6m 2f upper lake, 6 Eurasian Teal 5m f lower lake, f Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 3m 3f, Kestrel, 18 Common Gull flew over, 2 Stock Dove, Coal Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Woodford Green: Sparrowhawk over 8.56am, Tawny Owl 11.07am, Song Thrush, c12 Redwing over, c12 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Wren, 3 displaying Stock Dove (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 5th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still at base of antenna east end of south terrace, 2 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe Boating Lake, 6+ Redwing, Black-headed Gull of Danish origin still (APOG Birders)
  • Beverley Brook: 2 Tawny Owl m&f (P. Redmond)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Cassiobury Park: incl Little Egret, Kingfisher (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Coldfall Wood, Creighton Avenue, N10: m Sparrowhawk in flight over wood, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Nuthatch trilling & calling, lots of mainly m Chaffinch some singing quietly (Tony Clancy & Bob Husband)
  • Coursers Road: Red Kite, 5 Fieldfare, 12 Tree Sparrow, 9 Yellowhammer (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Crayford Marsh: Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, Golden Plover, 3 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Avocet, 10+ Redshank, 30+ Wigeon, 10 Shelduck, Marsh Harrier f, 2 Kestrel, 5 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Fieldfare, 2 Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Crossness NR: PENDULINE TIT in bushes on footpath west of usual viewing screen 11.45-12.15 seen and heard [found by Peter Rees and Clare Cronin]; Barn Owl, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit, 6+ Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 28 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 8 Little Grebe, 8 Pochard, 3 Lapwing, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail over, 7 Pied Wagtail, 2 Skylark, Song Thrush, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Tufted Duck, Thames Foreshore Curlew, 73 Shelduck, c50 Black-tailed Godwit, c55 Redshank, 8 Shoveler, c60 Gadwall, c60 Dunlin, 24 Cormorant, 10 Lapwing, 6 Wigeon, Common Gull, c400 Black-headed Gull, Cetti's Warbler (Bernie Weight)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret perched in trees 08:45 (Neil Batten)
  • Forty Hall CP: Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan pr incl darvic-ringed m 4AHL, 2 Northern Shoveler m f, f Tufted Duck, 36 Black-headed Gull, ad Herring Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Siskin feeding in alder along Turkey Brook (Robert Callf)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, 10+ Shoveler, 3 Goosander (on adjacent Horsemill Stream), Red Kite, 2 Siskin {Also Comma.} (Simon Papps); also Teal, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler h (per Lee Valley sightings blog); 2 Cattle Egret departed W/NW toward Bowyers Water/Cheshunt 1345 (A Holmes via LV blog)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing well Stock Pond behind reeds 17:30 (Allan Stewart)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat for 5th day at least directions as per yesterday's log (Dave Jordan)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Common Buzzard low e, 2 Grey Heron low nw pm (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye, Common Buzzard SW 1450, 1 Bittern reservoir lagoon N shore, Black-tailed Godwit main lake 1430, 2 Jack Snipe, 12 Common Snipe marsh(5) scrape(4) main lake(3), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - drumming sheltered lagoon, Skylark W, 1 Sand Martin main lake, 3 Chiffchaff - south route and sheltered lagoon, 1 Water Pipit marsh (WWT website); 2 Shelduck main lake, pr Long-tailed Tit nest building (Martin Honey); 3-4 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker near Tower Hide, Jack Snipe, m Pintail wader scrape, Great Crested Grebe main lake, Little Grebe, f Goldeneye reservoir lagoon, dipped on Sand Martin 1pm-3.30pm (Paul Francis); Skylark NW 10.00 (Simon Fogg)
  • Nicoll Place NW4: 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Panshanger Park: 22+ Common Snipe, Raven (Murray Brown per Herts BC)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite, 5 Redwing, Pied Wagtail (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill NR: incl Kestrel, Stonechat (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Richmond Bridge: 4 Mandarin 2pr, pr Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Egyptian Geese 1pr & 1 gosling (lost another gosling since Sunday), c150 Redwing moving E through treetops, 2 Tawny Owl (P. Redmond); Cetti's Warbler (M.Lewis)
  • St James's Park: Tawny Owl (James Hudson); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • The Brook BR5: Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: Red Kite, Rook (Toby Mylett)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: incl Oystercatcher, c80 Linnet willows fm lake (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup back on No 4, 2 Goosander on Lockwood, 25 Fieldfare, 2 Peregrine (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Watford: 2 Kingfisher [R Colne Hatters Ln Croxley Bus Pk] (David Denham via Herts BC)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Common Buzzard over west (Michael Mac)

Monday 4th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Pied Wagtail 2pr, 9 Common Gull, 2ad Mute Swan Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Bearded Tit, 5 Avocet, Corn Bunting, Common Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Oystercatcher, 26 Redshank, m Stonechat (Kev Jarvis)
  • Enfield Road, EN2: 2 Grey Wagtail pr in field opposite Jolly Farmers PH (Robert Callf)
  • Finsbury Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 14 Pochard, 61 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher (perched on north side of pond island), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Mediterranean Gull ad with Polish red darvic ‘PTJ9' present 09.50, 28 Black-headed Gull, 6 Tufted Duck 3pr. {8+ Common Frogs spawning} (Bob Husband)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 4 Cattle Egret 1040 (per Cath Patrick/Herts BN tweets)
  • Hampstead Heath: Leg of Mutton Pond 4 Shoveler 2m 2f, Grey Heron eating large frog/toad (James Levy)
  • Hayes Hill Farm: 3 Red Kite 0855 (K Chaplin via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver Mercers Lake TQ292515 still 13:20 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat usual area (Dave Jordan) can Dave Jordan give an idea where in Meadow, had a good look this morning, no luck [David Jeffreys] David, bird is frequenting tall grasses, circa 200m west of the Freeman drinking fountain (check on a park map) and c75m south of North Carriage Drive.Good luck!
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 3 singing Nuthatch, 18 Shoveler on Eagle Pond, Meadow Pipit (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, Jack Snipe, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Sand Martin, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Lower Clapton E5: Common Buzzard gliding low over Powercroft Rd towards Hackney Marshes 16:30 (Sue Barry)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Canada Goose over, Grey Heron over (both unusual for site), 2 Jackdaw, Redwing, Siskin, Stonechat (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Hall Park: Little Egret (not on marsh but front of house on lawn), Grey Wagtail, Kestrel - does anyone know what happened to Malcolm Riddler? He used to post from here in 2010 but not since and made comments about National Trust causing loss of breeding Kingfisher at this park? (Michael Mac)
  • Pinner HA5: Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 6 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Glaucous Gull still (Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB); 5 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 32 Redshank (RSPB per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Coal Tit (Area 17) and Little Grebe (Area 13 and 17) (G J Francis); Water Rail in rail ditch (Charlie Farrell)
  • Ruislip Lido: pr Egyptian Goose, pr Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron apparently nesting at ground level (Martin Smith)
  • St James's Park: Tawny Owl (Paul Francis); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Reservoirs: m Scaup still s basin sw cnr am with Tufted Duck (Bill Haines)
  • Sturgess Avenue NW4: 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • The Commons LNR: Marsh Tit still (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, 5 Eurasian Teal 4m f lower lake, 2 Common Pochard m f, 4 Tufted Duck 2m 2f, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel m f, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Coal Tit incl six together in larches Williams Wood, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Goldfinch, 16 Siskin feeding in alders along Leeging Beech Gutter near Water Grdn, f Lesser Redpoll in larches Williams Wood (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow: Peregrine over towards reservoirs during the heavy shower c2pm (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup, 2 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye on No 5, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Common Buzzards, Common Snipe (David Bradshaw, Lol Bodini); Grey Wagtail in tree by No 5 13:20 (Sue Barry)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Redwing, 3 Skylark, Pochard, 2 Teal, 3 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 14 Redwing, 11 Teal, 6 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Pied Wagtail (over), 14 Redwing (Michael Mac)
  • Wimbledon Town - 4 Kings Road: 1 House Sparrow (Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Egyptian Goose, 6 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl calling (very early am), Kestrel over 8.07am (only 2nd this year), m Blackcap 8.24am, 2 Siskin m f 1pm, 3 Common Buzzards over 10.20am and again 4pm (Ken Murray)

Sunday 3rd March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 200+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Common Gull, Chiffchaff, 25+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton SW: incl 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 37 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 25 Fieldfare, 6 Grey Wagtail (David Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: 11 Common Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, Blackcap f, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Redwing, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
  • Canons Park & Seven Acre Lake, Edgware, Middx: 3 Redwing, Nuthatch calling, Ring-necked Parakeets chasing & calling & pairs at nest holes, Seven Acre Lake (Private access) f/1w Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 8 Shoveler 4pr, 2 Common Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck 3pr f (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group) next Birdwalk Sunday 7 April 2019
  • Crossness NR: 2 Bearded Tit, no sign of Penduline Tit today (Simon Worsfold et al); 50 Black-tailed Godwit by outfall at high tide (Jon Agar)
  • Erith, Thames: 60 Black-tailed Godwit (Jon Agar)
  • Golders Green Road NW11: 4 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 5 Black-necked Grebe fr Hogg Ln viewing platform (BirdGuides)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver Mercers L still, Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff 0925 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat same location as yesterday (Dave Jordan)
  • KGV Res: m Smew, c55 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander, 2+ Scaup m&f & poss immature, 3 Black-necked Grebes, Peregrine on Alma flats, 2 Meadow Pipits (A.Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Sand Martin, Bittern, Water Pipit, 3 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe, 46 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye, Peregrine, 3 Siskin (WWT); 84 Fieldfare (R Dunne)
  • Parson Street NW4: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 150+ Wigeon, 20+ Pintail, 8 Curlew, 35+ Shelduck, 60+ Shoveler, 5+ singing Skylark, c15 Dunlin, 4 Marsh Harrier, c15 Common Snipe, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit (Jack Headley)
  • Raleigh Gardens NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Regent's Canal, De Beauvoir Town N1: 2 Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Sand Martin, 2 Siskin (Steve Woolfenden)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: Black-tailed Godwit still (Jack Headley)
  • (East) Sheen Common; 1 Woodcock (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Mute Swan pr, m Northern Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck 5m 6f, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Vauxhall Park: 2 Jay (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stock Dove, c25 Chaffinch, c30 Starling, 12 Pied Wagtail, 9 Linnet rear paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Skylark, Rook, 14 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, Pochard (Nick Croft/Tony Brown)
  • Wanstead Park: 22 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Redwing, Kestrel, Chiffchaff (Nick Croft)

Saturday 2nd March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Greylag, Chiffchaff, 30+ Redwing, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, 7 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove over, 2 Kingfisher, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Boxer's Lake: 8 Grey Heron incl three occupied nests with birds sitting and one leucistic bird, ad Egyptian Goose & 8 goslings, 13 Tufted Duck 10m 3f, 53+ Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Common Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mandarin Duck, 40+ Redwing (Ian R Watson)
  • Canons Farm: Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel 2pr courting (Ian Magness per CFBW BG)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit showed well by screen 10:10-10:30, Little Egret, Bearded Tit, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); 3 Egyptian Goose, 13 Shelduck, 33 Shoveler, 90 Gadwall, 60 Wigeon, 190 Teal, 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 10 Stock Dove, 1 Water Rail, 20 Lapwing, 95 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Skylark, m Penduline Tit north of screen 10:10-10:40, 2 Bearded Reedling m f, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 6 Reed Bunting (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Greenford (Ravenor Park): 31+ Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Mediterranean Gull adult with Polish red darvic ‘PTJ9' present 12.20, pr Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck m f, Redwing, Stock Dove singing (Bob Husband)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 f/juv Goosander on river (CLG RSPB Walk)
  • Headley Heath: Chiffchaff singing, Marsh Tit, Stonechat, Treecreeper (Paul Goodman)
  • Heathrow Airport: Red Kite circling at the end of runway 28L between departure flights (John Edwards)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver Mercers Lake still, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff singing, m Yellowhammer, 4 Common Buzzard incl 1 chasing a Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 30 Linnet, 3 Wigeon, 40 Shoveler, 500+ Starling, 500+ Jackdaw at dusk (Charlie Farrell)
  • Holyfield Area (Lee Valley): 3 White-fronted Goose with Greylags, 14 Reed Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer, 16 Skylark, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Red Kite, 6 Common Buzzard (A.Middleton)
  • Holyfield Lake: 3 Goldeneye 2f m (CLG RSPB Walk)
  • Holyfield Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret 1505 (B McMurray per Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat at NE corner of Meadow am (Dave Jordan)
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    Iceland Gull, London Wetland Centre, 2nd March 2019 (© Shailesh Patel 2019)

    London Wetland Centre: 1 Iceland Gull, Bittern, 2 Shelduck, 2 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Shailesh Patel); 3 Bittern, 1 Water Pipit, 30 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 10 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Martin Honey et al.) This is probably the same Iceland Gull I saw on Friday see photo [Mike Paice]
  • Maple Cross: 6 Yellowhammer by Hornhill Rd west of housing estate in field hedge (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Oakwood Park: f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Nuthatch singing, m Greenfinch, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: Common Sandpiper (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB); juv Glaucous Gull (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Woodcock (P. Redmond); Red Kite (R Dunne)
  • St James's Park: 4 Coal Tit, 2 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett); 1 singing Chiffchaff, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 1st w Caspian Gull am (John Tilbrook et al); Mediterranean Gull (Martin Coath et al); Black-tailed Godwit fr Tyler Hide, 2 Egyptian Goose, 22 Wigeon, Common Snipe, 3 Common Buzzard, 29 Lapwing (Jack Headley)
  • Staines Res: m Scaup s basin sw cnr, 4 Black-necked Grebe going into summer plumage (Jim Fell); also 42 Goldeneye on south basin, 3 Shelduck on north basin (John Edwards)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, 1-2 Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1-2 calling Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 11 Teal, 45 Canada Geese, Common Buzzard (Simon Worsfold)
  • Trent Park: 5 Mandarin Duck 4m f, 5 Eurasian Teal 4m f, f Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 4m 2f (Robert Callf); also Cormorant, 14 Mandarin 10m 4f, only 3 Teal m 2f, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 68+ Common Snipe main gp (per Herts BC)
  • Victoria Park E3: Sparrowhawk pr displaying overhead during the Barmy Army Dawn Chorus led by the always excellent David Darrell-Lambert (Paul Francis)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Redwing (front paddocks), 7 Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow (Jon Agar)
  • Wimbledon: South Park Gardens SW19 6 Waxwings present from 16:20 to 16:45, when a Sparrowhawk scared them away causing them to head northeast, also c20 Redwing (Kabir Kaul, Arjun Dutta and Alex Liddle)

Friday 1st March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe, f Gadwall, f Tufted x Pochard hybrid Boating Lake, c20 Redwing, 14 Common Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, pr Linnet filter beds (FOY) (APOG Birders)
  • Barnet Playing Fields, EN5: 32 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, no sign of Med Gull 13.00 (Bob Husband)
  • Beverley Brook "Junction of Coombe Lane and Kingston Bypass/Robin Hood Lane": Grey Heron (P. Redmond)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 5 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park: 4 Egyptian Goose, 6 Northern Shoveler 5m f, 18 Tufted Duck 11m 7f, 67+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, m Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Pied Wagtail, 5 Dunnock, 5 Robin, 2 Song Thrush incl singing m, Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit pr collecting lichen, 39 Starling, 3 Greenfinch 2m f, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Canon's Drive Basin HA8: 47 Jackdaw, 2 Siskin, 2 Blackcap, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Canons Farm: incl 3 Sand Martin (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG); Short-eared Owl over Tart's Field pm (Peter Tatchley per Steve Gale tweet)
  • Church Road NW4: Common Gull, Little Owl, Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit still (Mark Bravery tweet); Penduline Tit on Island Field until about 14.15 then moved elsewhere, Chiffchaff and 1+ Cetti's Warbler also there (Cetti's a lifetime tick and heard in the protected area), with 2 Reed Bunting m f, Bearded Tit h, Marsh Harrier over main scrub, 2 Oystercatcher, Linnet and the usual Thames shore birds, Dunnock singing from a tree in the protected area (Paul Francis)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: 2 Shelduck, 80 Teal (Charlie Farrell)
  • Edgware Brook, Burnt Oak Broadway HA8: Cormorant over (unusual for site), 11 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Edgware Station: 9 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Garden Wood: m Tawny Owl calling 0610, 5 Lesser Redpoll (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet, EN5: Nuthatch calling, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull assumed pr, no sign of Med Gull or Shoveler 12.45 (Bob Husband)
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    Iceland Gull, Enderby Wharf, 1st March 2019 (© Mike Paice 2019)

    Greenwich Peninsula O2: Iceland Gull probably 3w m see photo (Mike Paice)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver Mercers L still (BirdGuides)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat on Parade Ground fencing early-am (Dave Jordan)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: 2 singing Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, singing Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing in the Court one in almost full song, 22 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Water Pipit, 20 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Pintail (Shailesh Patel); also 2 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, Goldeneye, 2 Bittern, 9 Common Snipe, 25 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Siskin, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Palmers Green: New River behind mosque 4 Red-crested Pochard 3m 1f (Noel Hall)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite circling (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Glaucous Gull (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 16 Greylag, 6 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Common Gull, 2+ Sand Martin, 2+ Swallow (Friday Bird Group); Common Snipe (P. Redmond)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 5 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 3 Teal (LNR), 5 Pochard, Little Egret, Grey Heron on nest with partner adding twigs (first nesting attempt at this site), Common Buzzard, 5 Stock Dove, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker (4 drumming), 5 Nuthatch, 20+ Redwing, Lesser Redpoll feeding in birch with Goldfinch, flock 40+ Chaffinch feeding by path Poors Field (Neil Anderson/K. Bull); singing Chiffchaff (Dick Middleton)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Black-tailed Godwit w/ Lapwings fr draper & gadwall_hides (RSPB tweet); 2 Sand Martin arr'd at dusk to roost in draper hide reedbed (Alan Harris via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park & Green Park: 2 Tawny Owl calling evg (Charlie Farrell); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Black-tailed Godwit fr tyler hide (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood: (Kings Road) 1 singing Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff (John Watson)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "9.00-13.00 outgoing tide": 35 Greylag Goose, 12 Lapwing 7 river 5 Botany Marsh, 2 Green Woodpecker h, 5 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Song Thrush h, 1 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Rail h, 23 Teal river, 18 Gadwall river, 1 Curlew river, 2 Shelduck river, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Wigeon river, 8 Turnstone river, 1 Common Sandpiper river, 10 Reed Bunting, 4 Tufted Duck 1m 3f, 3 Pochard 1m 2f, 4 Canada Goose, 2+ Bearded Tit multiples h, 23 Dunlin river, 38 Redshank river, 28 Teal river, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Coot, 5 Common Gull river (Roger Keith)
  • Thames path Enderby Wharf: 6 Gadwall on river edge (Mike Paice)
  • The Brook BR5: 2+ Gadwall, c2 Song Thrush, Water Rail, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Chiffchaff singing briefly near Long Pond, 10 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing, Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 14 Rook, c100 Common Gull, 8 Teal, Coot (John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 8+ Tree Sparrow tytt fm, Oystercatcher, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 2+ Siskin fishing lake (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC); 2+ Little Egret, 4 Red Kite, 2+ Water Rail, 47+ Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Great Black-backed Gull, Yellowhammer main gp (Tytt Birders via HBC); Barn Owl 0640, Little Owl 0600, Grey Wagtail willows fm (Rupert Evershed via HBC)
  • Waltham Abbey: Raven over crooked mile midday (Brian Dawton)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, 2 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye and 50 Fieldfare on No 5, 2 Goosander around Lockwood (Dave Callahan, David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Skylark (3 singing), 4 Meadow Pipit, 8 Pied Wagtail, 13 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, 3 Little Grebe, 13 Gadwall, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 400+ Common Gull, Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove (1 singing), Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: pr Raven low over calling c1525 (Eugene Dillon-Hooper tweet)
  • Wimbledon: 6 Waxwing in South Park Gardens 16:30 before flying off then returning c17:00, also c20 Redwing (John Birkett and Simon Harris)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Water Rail pr, Common Snipe, 2 Teal, 3 Shoveler, Shelduck, 2 Little Egret (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl, m Blackcap, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Long-Tailed Tit, with flyover Little Egret, Red Kite and c70+ Chaffinch going to roost (Ken Murray)
  • Wormley Wood: 1+ Marsh Tit TL325058 (Oliver Marshall via Herts BC)
  • Wykeham Road NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Yeading, Jollys Lane: local Red Kite around superstore car park (Neil Anderson)


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