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Sunday 19th September 2021[]

  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck north marsh, Little Stint on rafts (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 21 Tufted Duck 9 m & 12 f/imm, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker, 16 House Martin flew W 1320, 3 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf)
  • Eynsford: 2 Buzzard, calling Tawny Owl (Richard Bonser)
  • Fryent CP: Reed Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Little Owl, 10 Teal, Little Grebe, Cetti's Warbler (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Stonechat, 7 Meadow Pipit, Hobby (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 43 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, 4 Meadow Pipit (Tony Blake)
  • Kempton Park NR: 13 Common Snipe, 28 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff with mixed tit flock (Franko J Maroevic)
  • KGV Res: 2 Little Stint (A Middleton)
  • Leyton "Jubilee Wood": Whinchat, Stock Dove, Chiffchaff (James Blake)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey, Pintail, Pectoral Sandpiper still, Ruff, 7 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Reed Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Wheatear, 4 Grey Wagtail S, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • South Lodge Farm: Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 10+ Pied Wagtail, f/imm Northern Wheatear, 8 Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, Grey Heron, 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, 13 Stock Dove, Skylark, c12 Meadow Pipit, f/1st-winter Wheatear, 8 Chiffchaff, 2m Blackcap, 30+ Linnet [flock c30 & 2 together], 3 Greenfinch {Comma} (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley: Common Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, 11 House Martin, 18 Swallow, Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Rook (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 f Mandarin Duck, f Northern Shoveler, 2 m Common Pochard, Reed Warbler, 2 f/imm Blackcap (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 16 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Kestrel, 6 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, 3 Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Blackcap m f, 3 Chiffchaff, juv Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher through garden by 1620 imaged and my 4th for the Autumn (Ken Murray)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Red Kite, 14 Stock Dove in cut meadow, Chiffchaff {Red Admiral} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 18th September 2021[]

  • Ponders End: 2 PerWoodpecker, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)rgrine on last old block Alma Road/South Street (A Middleton)
  • Aimes Green: 2 Raven, 12 Meadow Pipit, Skylark (A Middleton)
  • Alexandra Park: 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Swallow, 4+ Meadow Pipit, m Shoveler, 3 m Common Pochard, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four juvs, 2 juv Eurasian Teal [proving to be more regular at this site than previously thought], 6 m Northern Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 13 Black-headed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, Little Stint, Ruff, 2 Lapwing, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Siskin (Andrew Self)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Yellow Wagtail, 0 wader habitat (A Middleton)
  • Dagenham Chase: Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 6 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 4 Snipe, Hobby, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Steve Bacon, Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 25 Tufted Duck 12 m & 13 f/imm, juv Hobby low over water body, presumably looking for dragonflies, 2 Meadow Pipit flew S {6 Red Admiral, Peacock} (Robert Callf)
  • Erith Pier: first-winter Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Eynsford: Red Kite, Buzzard, 8 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit (Richard Bonser)
  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Stonechat, 53 Meadow Pipit, 12 Swallow, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Buzzard (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Honeydale Farm DA14: 3 Red-legged Partridge, 30+ Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, c100 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: c8 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby together, 2 juv Swallow, House Martin, 6+ Chiffchaff {5 Comma, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Small Copper, Small Heath, Blood-vein, m Southern Hawker, 2 Willow Emerald pr in tandem- 1st site record} (Neil Anderson & 11 LNHS members)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Tawny Owl calling in gardens 0034 by the commotion it sounded like the owl was after roosting Woodpigeon (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: singing Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit SE, Grey Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit, Grey Heron SW, m Sparrowhawk, juv Hobby circling over The Glade 1813, ad Hobby low W 1844 (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: m Marsh Harrier, 6 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, juv Grey Heron, 9 Mallard, 2 juv Pochard, juv Tufted Duck, juv Little Grebe, Shoveler, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Water Rail, 3 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, m Blackcap, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Raven, 2 Moorhen (Roger Keith)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Green Sandpiper, 1cy Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Little Owl, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Coal Tit, 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 17+ Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 62 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 25 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Nuthatch (Bob Vaughan)
  • West Thurrock: Guillemot St Clement's Reach 1630, drifting towards Grays with tide, Avocet, Green Sandpiper, 30 Goldfinch (A Middleton)
  • Woodford Green: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest & Hobby through by 0900 (Ken Murray)

Friday 17th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2+ Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, c30 Meadow Pipit, c115 hirundines high heading south west [most seemed to be Swallow], Linnet, Chaffinch [been very scarce here], 2 Peregrine, Common Buzzard, 2 Jackdaw
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, juv Grey Heron, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four juvs, 7 m Northern Shoveler [6 ad eclipse & imm], 6 Tufted Duck (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Stint opposite main hide & 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruddy Shelduck North Marsh (Jo Edwards)
  • Dagenham Chase NR: Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail heard, Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk . ( Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 18 Tufted Duck 9 m & 9 f/imm, Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, Green Woodpecker, 30 Barn Swallow flew over, Whinchat, m Stonechat, 3 Common Whitethroat, Blackcap {3 Red Admiral, Comma, 4 Speckled Wood} (Robert Callf)
  • Lamorbey Park: 10 Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2-3 Tawny Owl calling 1932, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff, c10 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 26 Jackdaw left for roost (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pectoral Sandpiper still on main lake but in front of Dulverton hide, Knot still on main lake from WWF hide, c.12 Chiffchaff southern route/sheltered lagoon, f. Wheatear on Wader Scrape (Martin Honey & B.Page)
  • Olympic Park: 2 Wheatear on scrub next to tennis courts (JW Davies)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Cattle Egret, Spoonbill, Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 22 Avocet, 2 Ruff, Curlew, 4 Jay, Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera) 2 Little Grebe, 3 juv Bearded Tit, Whinchat, Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Norbert Jakab)
  • Richmond Park: f Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard, 2 Little Owl p.s. I did see white rump of a Wheatear by bracken but I was eating a sandwich so didn't persue it, then forgot (Michael Mac) 2 'Greenland-type' Northern Wheatear Holly Lodge paddock (Mike Lewis per FJM)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Kestrel S, Peregrine, Tawny Owl calling 2349, 2 Green Woodpecker, 10+ Swallow SE, Meadow Pipit N, Chiffchaff, Jay also prob Tawny Owl calls heard at King Georges Park 1958 (Ian Stewart)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Stock Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Little Owl, Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Skylark, 5 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, 14 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Kingfisher (Sean Kerrigan)



Thursday 16th September 2021[]

  • Brent Reservoir: Little Stint on rafts, Peregrine, Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Self)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Whinchat, 2 Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Chelsea & Westminster Hospital: 2 Chiffchaff inc one singing in garden am (D McKenzie)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Whinchat (by the hide), Hobby, 2 Red Kite (Simon Papps)
  • Crossness NR : Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Barn Owl, Thames : 4 Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Redshank (Bernie Weight)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 15 Tufted Duck 5 m & 10 f/imm, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Red-legged Partridge, f/imm Northern Wheatear on fence posts {4 Willow Emerald Damselfly, 4 Red Admiral, 2 Green-veined White, 4 Meadow Brown, 3 Small Heath} (Robert Callf)
  • Fishers Green: Spotted Flycatcher & Great Spotted Woodpecker on dead tree at Hays Hill farm tractor stop, Barnacle Geese & ad Yellow-legged Gull on tern raft still, Common Sandpiper at end of sailing club (John Emerson)
  • Hampstead Heath: Tree Pipit, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, f/imm Stonechat [first of the autumn], c40 Meadow Pipit, c80 mixed hirundine in several small flocks S [mainly Swallow], Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Collared Dove (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Lamorbey Park: 8 Egyptian Geese, Peregrine, Tawny Owl hooting from college grounds 1923, Kingfisher, 4+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrests (Ian Stewart)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Swallow SE, 2 Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, 3 Pied Wagtail (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pectoral Sandpiper, Knot, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler (Oscar Dewhurst/WWT Website)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: 2 House Martin S, Buzzard, Red Kite, Green Woodpecker (Tim Rymer)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 4 Jay plucking acorns off the branches of an Oak tree before flying off to stash them in different directions (Nigel Barratt)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: 5 Canada Goose S, Common Buzzard v high W 1513, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Tawny Owl calling to south about 0100, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9+ Meadow Pipit over, m Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff inc singer, 3 Jay inc 2 high NW (Ian Stewart)
  • Swanscombe Marshes: 5 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Raven, Marsh Harrier, 2 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, 5 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper (Donna Zimmer)
  • Trent Park: Grey Heron, 2 Tufted Duck, juv Hobby over Ride Wd, Coal Tit, Nuthatch {2 Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: Mandarin Duck (Bob Vaughan), 3 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 17 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 1w Yellow-legged Gull, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Hobby, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 4 Shoveler, 13 Teal, 5 Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 6 Stock Dove, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Wigeon, Teal, 3 Jackdaw, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 2 Reed Warbler (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Wednesday 15th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Northern Wheatear briefly on centre of pitches then low SW, 10 Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four juvs, 5 Mandarin Duck 4 m & f, 9 Northern Shoveler 6 m & 3 f/imm, 5 Tufted Duck, 24 Black-headed Gull, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Stint still on rafts, 3 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders), Little Stint feeding on mud in front of Willow Island, Ruddy Shelduck [North Marsh], juv Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret (Bob Husband, Tony Clancy, Haydn Coe, Jonathan Reveley)
  • Bromley Common "Chatterton Road": 8 House Martin (Jon Mills)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, m Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushey Country Club: Spotted Flycatcher (Simon Worsfold)
  • Dartford Marsh: 30+ adult Yellow-legged Gull at the mouth of the creek, numerous other ages too, first winter Caspian Gull, possible "Baltic Gull" [maybe intermedius] will post photo on Twitter #londonbirds, 2 Avocet, 4 Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine (Nick Upton)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 24 Tufted Duck 10 m & 14 f/imm, juv Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 8 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Green Woodpecker, 12 Barn Swallow, f Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Rook, f Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 13 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet {f Brimstone, 5 Small White, 2 Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Grey Wagtail, Common Whitethroat (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Kensington Gardens "Long Water": Teal [rare here], Common Sandpiper. 31 Shoveler, Little Grebe on Round Pond [unusual] & probably the same Common Sandpiper briefly (Bill Haines)
  • Lamorbey Park: 8 Egyptian Geese, Tawny Owl hooting 1908, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 3+ Chiffchaff, c10 Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail below the weir, Sparrowhawk, singing Cetti's Warbler (Alastair Dent)
  • Palmers Green N13: Common Buzzard E 1505 (Stuart Harrington)
  • Perivale Park: 2 Grey Heron, Red Kite [just north of park], Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, 15 Linnet, 12+ Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Green Park: Northern Wheatear on grass about 200m from tube station exit (Isha Crichlow)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pectoral Sandpiper and Knot still present and showing in front of WWF hide (Martin Honey) Knot tends to disappear by Midday, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler (Michael Mac)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Buzzard [all circling over Hawthorn Valley, then 2 of them over Lawn Field], Whinchat (Norbert Jakab)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 5 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff [one singing], 4 Teal, 7 Linnet, 5 Rook, Mistle Thrush (John Colmans) 29 Yellow Wagtail [Cow Field], m Mandarin Duck, 2 Teal, 25 Stock Dove, 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 17 Rook, Coal Tit, 13 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 29 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 30 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 2 f Mandarin Duck, f Tufted Duck, m Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 4 Coal Tit, Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 7 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Common Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Hobby, Skylark, 33 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 5 Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, 2 Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)

Tuesday 14th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Kingfisher Wood Green Reservoir (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Stint, Ruff, 3 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: f Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield area "private access": 20 Tufted Duck 9 m & 11 f/imm, 2 Hobby, Eurasian Curlew flew NE calling 1054 to 1056 BST [first record locally for 11 yrs - last one on 29th December 2010], Green Woodpecker, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, f Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch (Robert Callf/Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Hampstead Heath “Late afternoon, after the rain stopped”: 2 Tree Pipit flushed on Parliament Hill, Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Lamorbey Park: 8 Egyptian Geese, f/imm Teal on main lake then roosted on golf course, Peregrine, Kingfisher main lake from 1915, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Chiffchaff, c10 Goldcrest, Nuthatch {Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, several Migrant Hawker} (Ian Stewart)
  • Leyton "Jubilee Wood": Whinchat (James Blake)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pectoral Sandpiper, Knot, Garganey, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, Sedge Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (Oscar Dewhurst/WWT website)
  • Oxleas Wood: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Hobby, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap (Ron Turner)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: low circling Common Buzzard [then mobbed by 3 Crows], Red Kite snatching item from newly cut grass (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat (Norbert Jakab)
  • Sidcup DA15 "Lamorbey" : 2-3 Chiffchaff with mixed Tit flock this afternoon (Mike Amos)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Hobby low through gardens 1649, Tawny Owl calling 2356, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff [inc bird with no eye area markings other than light eye ring and light grey legs- general plumage and jizz suggested Chiffchaff], Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Thames Barrier: 108 Sandwich Tern present from 0929 until at least 1000, 20+ Linnet (Ian Ellis)
  • Trent Park: Kingfisher perched on metal fence panel near Icehouse Wd 1252 flew up lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Shoveler, 6 gadwall, 3 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 14 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Whinchat, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 17 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 45 Gadwall, 3 Teal (Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 5 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Wigeon, 50 Shoveler, Teal, Snipe (Chris Farthing)

Monday 13th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit, Kingfisher, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, Ruff, 3 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 10+ House Martin, Pied Wagtail (Barry Wilson) Garganey (Ron)
  • Eastcote, Field End Rec: Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Green Woodpecker (Tim Rymer)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 15 Tufted Duck 6 m & 9 f/imm, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Whinchat, 8+ Chiffchaff, 3 Jay, 4 Rook, f Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 5 Linnet {3 f Meadow Brown, 3 Small Heath, Red Admiral, Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Guildhall EC2: 2 Black Redstart (George Kalli)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Shoveler, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hyde Park: 6 House Martin (Ray Crouch)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res [part of WeBS]: 4 Little Egret, 8 Shoveler, 17 Gadwall, 26 Teal, Kingfisher (Neil Anderson)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pectoral Sandpiper still, Knot, Ruff, 3 Yellow Wagtail S/SE, 4 Snipe (WWT website) Little Egret (Neil Anderson) around 1615 a Peregrine spooked Lapwings and the Sandpiper which landed in front of the Wildside hide for 5 mins before it went back over to original area, Yellow Wagtail, Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac). Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, juvenile Ruff & Lapwing flock etc. spooked by 2 hunting Peregrine Falcons but Pectoral Sandpiper returned to feed outside WWF hide. Adult Peregrine sat on long sandy island early afternoon. Willow Warbler fly catching. (Bob Husband, Tony Clancy, David Hills et al)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Northern Wheatear [first record for the site] (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Oxleas Wood: Hobby, Green Woodpecker. 4 Jackdaw (Ron Turner)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: 2 Sparrowhawk in garden male chased off imm female, Peregrine, Coot heard early hours, Tawny Owl calling soon after midnight, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • South Lodge Farm: 17 Barn Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 7 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 6 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl, 3 Skylark, Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 33 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 28 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: m Blackcap, Chiffchaff, f/imm Common Redstart through neighbour’s grdn at 0955 [my 4th through the grdns this year compared to just five in the previous 37 years] (Ken Murray)
  • Woolwich Common: 2 Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler, Hobby, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, Buzzard, Whinchat (Ron Turner)
  • Victoria Park Bar headed goose...poss hybrid? 3:30 (Sue Barry)

Sunday 12th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat all in cricket scrub, Yellow Wagtail on cricket pitches then flew south west, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, Garganey, Ruff, 4 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Swift, Peregrine, Buzzard (Brent Birders)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 5 Mistle Thrush, 7 Green Woodpecker (John Strachan)
  • Chessington Golf Centre [disused and another site earmarked for house building]: Common Snipe flushed at small pond, it returned later, 3 Common Buzzard [together], Kestrel, Swallow, Whitethroat, 3 Jay, 3 Green Woodpecker (Michael Mac)
  • Cranford CP: Kingfisher, Wheatear, 5 Red Kite (Wendy Marks)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 21 Tufted Duck 7 m & 14 f/imm, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit [first of the autumn], 3 Whinchat, f Stonechat [first of the autumn], f/imm Northern Wheatear, Common Whitethroat, 6 Chaffinch, m Greenfinch, 18 Goldfinch {6+ Red Admiral, 2+ Peacock, 2+ Meadow Brown} (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail N, 21 Meadow Pipit over, Hobby, 75 House Martin, Swallow E, 2 Sand Martin N, Swift [late record for this site], 3 Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pectoral Sandpiper found by J Anderson, Knot, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail SW (WWT website)
  • Priest Hill: Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Neil Batten)
  • Primrose Hill: Sparrowhawk over Gloucester Avenue (Robert Ulph)
  • Richmond Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, Hobby (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Russell Square WC1 : Spotted Flycatcher in trees by the South entrance 1540 imaged (Ken Murray)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Red Kite N 1209, Common Buzzard to N 1210, Sparrowhawk, falcon sp N 1214 (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: Whinchat, Stonechat, m Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, Hobby, 2 Red Kite, Cetti’s Warbler, Little Egret (Iain Darbyshire) 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 3 Hobby together, Sedge Warbler (Jon Reeves)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "1645-1830": 4 Snipe, 3 Whinchat, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Stonechat, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Mallard, Yellow Wagtail, juv Pochard, Teal (Roger Keith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk m & f, Kestrel, 29 Collared Dove [record count, by stables], 7 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, m Wheatear, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Rook, 4 Reed Bunting, 8 Greenfinch {2 Red Admiral, 4 Comma} (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley: f/imm Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, Red Kite (Tony Clancy)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 8 Yellow Wagtail moving around rear horse paddocks am (Dave Jordan)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 4 Little Owl, 2 Skylark, Willow Warbler, 25 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 4 Whinchat, Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 24 Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woolwich Common: 2 Whinchat, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Meadow Pipit, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Greenfinch, Kestrel, Grey Heron over (Tim Rymer)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Pheasant, 3 Red Kite, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff {Red Admiral, 2 Small Copper} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 11th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Raven low from east at 0937, then headed south, c150 Barn Swallow mostly heading SW, 7+ House Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit SW, Spotted Flycatcher in cricket scrub, 4 Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Kingfisher (APOG BIrders)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, Garganey, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Swift, Spotted Flycatcher (Brent Birders). 1 - 2 Willow Warbler singing by Canoe Club at 0830 (Bill Haines)
  • Enfield area "private access" [including Vicarage Farm, see below]: 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juv, 15 Tufted Duck 6 m & 9 f/imm, 2 Kestrel, 2 Whinchat, 4 Northern Wheatear [3 together at one site, 1 at another site], Common Whitethroat, 14+ Goldfinch (Robert Callf/David Hills/Bob Husband)
  • Kingston Bridge: Black Swan (R Dunne)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Whinchat [the Bog], m Common Redstart [gorse enclosure], Meadow Pipit (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: c20 Sand Martin S, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • South Lodge Farm: 9 Barn Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Swallow, few House Martins, 2 Whinchat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Vicarage Farm "mostly private access": Northern Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Hobby including calling juvenile, Yellow Wagtail, 24 Barn Swallow. Enfield Plan includes a proposal to build c. 5000 homes on this Green Belt site - last date to object Monday 13 September 2021 (Bob Husband) Please sign the petition - thanks;https://chng.it/q7srmbbJK9 (Michael Mac - that's one of best views I've seen around the Green belt, shame to see it built on)(Not clear who has added this link - More information on NW LONDON RSPB GROUP website. Bob Husband)
  • Trent Park: 2 f Mandarin Duck, 2 f Tufted Duck, Lesser Whitethroat {Humming-bird Hawk-moth - NFY, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, 6 Comma, Speckled Wood) (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 7 Wheatear, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Common Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Little Owl, Hobby, Peregrine, Skylark, Willow Warbler, 21 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 8 Common Whitethroat, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 9 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 7 Yellow Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • WaterWorks NR: Whinchat in cow field (Graham Howie), 2 Whinchat there by 1600 (James Blake)
  • Woodford Green: Chiffchaff, juv Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher by 0815, Hobby over low and N at 1100 (Ken Murray)
  • Woolwich Common: 2 Whinchat ( Conrad Ellam)

Friday 10th September 2021[]

  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler Cricket Scrub, Yellow Wagtail, 7+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, Common Whitethroat (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four juvs, 4 Mandarin Duck, 5 Northern Shoveler 4 eclipse m & f, 2 f/imm Tufted Duck, 8 Black-headed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Northern Shoveler, 5 House Martin (Barry Wilson)
  • Burgess Park: Common Buzzard (Steven Robinson)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs, 19 Tufted Duck 7 m & 12 f/imm, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, ad m Common Redstart perched on wooden fencing along hedgerow 0617 & 0625 and again 0910 to 0919, 5 Mistle Thrush, Sedge Warbler calling & seen well in willow 0701 [FOY - my first record locally since 21st April 2019], m Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch (Robert Callf), 5 Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Common Redstart still midday (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Peregrine, Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Gadwall (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hampton Wick Pond: 8 Gadwall, 4 Red-crested Pochard (Nick Tanner)
  • Hogsmill NR: Hobby, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Nick Tanner)
  • KGV Res: Goldeneye, 4 Ringed Plover S, 2 Wheatear (A Middleton)
  • Lamorbey Park: 8 Egyptian Geese, Grey Wagtail, 2+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrests, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 9 Swallow SE 0910, singing Chiffchaff, c300 Starling perched on wires near Tesco store {Southern Hawker} (Neil Batten)
  • Malden Rushett: large Hirundine flock hawking insects over Rushett Lane 0845 (Neil Batten)
  • Oxleas Wood: 2 Hobby (Ron Turner)
  • Perivale Park: Little Egret, Kestrel, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, f Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, loose flock c30 Greenfinch [Cockatiel] (Neil Anderson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Cattle Egret, Great Egret, 36 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 31 Avocet, 105 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 8 Snipe, Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler (Andrew Self, John Cadera)
  • Sidcup: Grey Heron being mobbed by 27 Ring-necked Parakeet over Hollies and Halfway Street. (Eric Brown)
  • Swanscombe Marsh [[1]] LT: 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Kestrel inc two juvs, 47 Mallard [16 Botany Marsh and 31 river], 3 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Snipe [Botany Marsh], Teal, juv Pochard, 7 Lapwing [2 Botany Marsh and 5 river], 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Red-Legged Partridge, Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull [probably inc WF5T on usual perch but ring muddied], Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, Chiffchaff, Skylark (Roger Keith)
  • Trent Park: 4 f Mandarin Duck, 2 f Tufted Duck, 2 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher perched & in flight lower lake 0830, 4 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: 10+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, Whinchat, 6+ Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff, 5 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": Common Whitethroat, 22 Goldfinch, Chiffchaff {Migrant Hawker} (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, Teal, 2 Pochard, Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Stock Dove, Little Owl, Kestrel, Hobby, Reed Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woolwich Common: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, 2 Whinchat (Ron Turner)

Thursday 9th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Spotted Flycatcher in Cricket Scrub (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, Little Egret (Andrew Self)
  • Charlton: Hobby chasing and harassing Sparrowhawk (David Higham)
  • Crossness NR : 2 Barn Owl, 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 4 Common Sandpiper Thames foreshore (Bernie Weight)
  • Ealing "W13": Common Redshank sound recorded over garden at 0451 (Bill Haines)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs [40 days old], 17 Tufted Duck 7 m & 10 f/imm, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 2 juv Green Woodpecker, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, ad m Common Redstart perched on wooden fencing along hedgerow 1147 to 1149 [fourth bird of the autumn here], 4 Chiffchaff, 10 Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Greenwich: 10 Pied Wagtail (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: Spotted Flycatcher, Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler, f Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, f Teal, 4 Little Grebe, Peregrine, Kestrel (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Lamorbey Park: 8 Egyptian Geese inc six imm, Tawny Owl calling 2200, 2 Kingfisher main lake from 1910, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Malden Rushett: Red Kite low E mobbed by corvids 0853 (Neil Batten)
  • Oxleas Wood: Sparrowhawk, 3 Hobby, Common Buzzard (Ron Turner)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Bearded Tit, Swallow, Hobby, Wheatear, 29 Little Egret, Reed Warbler, 19 Black-tailed Godwit (Shailesh Patel)
  • Sidcup DA14 “Waring Park”: Kestrel, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Tate Modern: Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley: Pied Flycatcher [Owl Field], juv Hobby (Tony Clancy)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Swift, c10 Swallow, c20 House Martin, 3+ Blackcap, 7+ Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Northern Wheatear rear paddocks (Alastair Dent), Green Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 4 Little Egret, Wheatear at Lockwood (David Rose)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": Common Whitethroat (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, Pochard, 8 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe (still), 3 Stock Dove, 3 Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Peregrine, 25 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 6 Common Whitethroat, 4 Mistle Thrush, 3 Whinchat, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Spotted Flycatcher through by 0945, Hobby low and SW at 1030, Sandwich Tern low & NW at 1820 [grdn record], flyover Spotted Redshank calling at 2350 [grdn record] (Ken Murray)
  • Woolwich Common: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Stock Dove, juv Bullfinch (Conrad Ellam)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Spotted Flycatcher (Jon Reeves)

Wednesday 8th September 2021[]

  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck around rafts (Andrew Self); 5 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret (Barry Wilson)
  • Alexandra Park: Spotted Flycatcher , Common Whitethroat Cricket Scrub (APOG Birders)
  • Blackheath: 2 Yellow Wagtails - one heard, one flying north and over Greenwich Park (Joe Beale)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Deodar Road "Putney": House Martin still going into a nest (Michael Mac)
  • Grovelands Park: Grey Wagtail, Great Crested Grebe [still on nest, no chicks, assume failed], Treecreeper, Goldcrest, 6 Egyptian Goose inc 4 juvs (Marcus Hunt) Great Crested Grebe have not bred successfully at this site for a number of years; reason being that the lake is polluted & does not have small enough fish/prey to feed small young - R Callf
  • London Wetland Centre: Knot main lake, but mobile (WWT website)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three juvs [39 days old - fully-fledged & flying, feeding conditions have been good this year w/ all young surviving to fledging, last year only one of three chicks survived], 14 Tufted Duck 5 m & 9 f/imm, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Yellow Wagtail flew S calling 0651, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff {Common Blue} (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": 10+ House Martin 1845 (Samuel Levy)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 3 Chiffchaff inc one singing, possible Raven pair distantly following M25 clockwise {Southern Hawker} (Neil Batten)
  • Ruislip Gardens "Stafford Open Space": Red Kite, 4 Sparrowhawk incl 3 together, 2 Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff {9 butterfly spp incl Brown Hairstreak, Small Copper, Southern Hawker} (Neil Anderson)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 2 Shelduck, 62 Shoveler, 45 Gadwall, 9 Wigeon, 3 Pintail, 154 Teal, Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 271 Coot, 38 Avocet, 116 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 107 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Sanderling, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Redshank, Common Gull, 3 Great White Egret, 33 Little Egret, Cattle Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 4 Bearded Tit, 5 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Greenfinch (Samuel Levy, Keir Chauhan, Andrew Millham, Kieran Lee, Frankie Robertson, Hannes Leonard)
  • Sidcup DA14 “Waring Park”: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": Tawny Owl calling after midnight, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk caught and ate Pigeon on patio, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Trent Park: Grey Heron, 5 Mandarin Duck, 3 f Tufted Duck, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Common Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, Green Sandpiper (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe [still], Common Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 8 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, 4 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Cetti’s Warbler (Simon Raper)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat , Hobby through by 1045 (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 7th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap in Cricket Scrub {Willow Emerald Damselfly} (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5+ House Martin (Barry Wilson)
  • Boxer's Lake: Little Egret, 5 eclipse m Northern Shoveler (Robert Callf)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Swift seen approx over Tulse Hill, m Bullfinch in top of Holly along Dulwich Road (Michael Mac)
  • Denham Lock Wood: Pied Flycatcher briefly at TQ056865 before being swept up in tit flock and lost to view. North of the beginning of the boardwalk around pit 4, which is gated and no access at that end at least (Dan Pinkham)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three chicks [38 days old], 13 Tufted Duck 3 m & 10 f/imm, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Hobby ad & juv, Tawny Owl calling loudly at 0550 to 0557, 4 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 13 Pied Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff inc one singing (Robert Callf) What's this business with covering the times of observations with a number? I can't read it when I click on the number. Totally unnecessary - R Callf [Fandom did that because it thinks you are writing a phone number. Don't write long sequences of digits with no spaces in between]
  • Finchley "Garden N3": Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard 1330 (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: f Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear [all at hedge 2], Yellow Wagtail N, Grey Wagtail, Cetti’s Warbler [Hampstead no 2 pond], Common Whitethroat, 30 Sand Martin S, 5 Swallow S (Hampstead Heath Birders) 2 Whinchat, Common Redstart, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby West Meadow Kenwood. (Dave Porritt with MBS)
  • Lamorbey Park: Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Potters Bar: Pied Flycatcher with tit flock in Parkfield Japanese Garden (Billy Dykes)
  • Sidcup DA15: Firecrest at The Hollies in thicket opp Leisure Centre also 4+ Goldcrest, Nuthatch; 2 Swallow E over York Ave 1128 (Ian Stewart)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: Chiffchaff in The Glade (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 4 Lapwing, 4 Stonechat, 5 Whinchat, f Common Redstart, Hobby, juv Pochard, juv Tufted Duck, Whitethroat, 2 Raven, Water Rail, Cetti's Warbler, 7 Mallard (Roger Keith)
  • Trent Park: 3 f Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 12+ Barn Swallow, House Martin, Mistle Thrush, Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff, Nuthatch {Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 4 Red-legged Partridge, 33 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 8 Rook, 40 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 2 Wllow Warbler, 30 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 6 Common Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Tufnell Park "N7": Swift S at 0728, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Wheatear, Swift (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, Cuckoo [still], Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, Little Owl, Kestrel, House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 12 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Hobby, 3 Reed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch (Nick Croft)
  • Warren Farm Hanwell: 2 Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, 2+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Linnet, Red Kite (Bill Haines)
  • Whitechapel: Peregrine flew from Shadwell and perched on SE corner of Royal London Hospital at 1722 (Dan Fletcher)
  • Woodford Green: Raven over E escorted by Ring-necked Parakeets, Chiffchaff through grdn, f Common Redstart, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap by 0930 (Ken Murray)
  • Woolwich Common: Kestrel, Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)

Monday 6th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher still Cricket Scrub, Common Buzzard (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, Whinchat, 2 Chiffchaff, Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Shailesh Patel) Wigeon (Andrew Self)
  • Boxer's Lake: 3 Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mandarin Duck, 5 eclipse m Northern Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 17 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher, Barn Swallow {5 Speckled Wood} (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: 10+ Gadwall, 2f Shoveler, c150 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Egret, Red Kite, 2-3 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Kestrel, 28 Ringed Plover [east end of patch on Thames mud], 7 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper [S Marsh], 5+ Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull, 5+ Common Tern 2 ad 3+ juv, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2+ Blackcap, 2+ Whitethroat, c10 Cetti’s Warbler, 5+ Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Linnet [6+ Willow Emerald, Southern Hawker, several Migrant Hawker, 3m Southern Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker, many Darters mainly Common but a few Ruddy] (Ian Stewart, Jack Headley)
  • Dagnam Park, Harold Hill: 3 Pied Flycatcher, f Redstart (Colin Jupp, per A Middleton)
  • Hampstead Heath: Whitethroat & Lesser Whitethroat in willow tree at Hedge 3, 2 Grey Wagtail & Swallow over, 15 Chiffchaff around hill and hedges but no Willow Warbler seen (Pete Mantle)
  • Newton Park West: Whinchat (Michael Robinson)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Whinchat, m Stonechat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff around cattle enclosure (Mike Lewis per FJM) 2 Yellow Wagtail, Common Snipe, Wheatear (Alex Westenberger) 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 8 Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat (John Strachan) Where were the Spotted Flycatchers? AW
  • South Lodge Farm: 4 Yellow Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Res: Black Tern, Little Gull, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear (Andy Roberts)
  • Swanscombe Marsh Botany Marsh 1615-1800: 2 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 10 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat inc 4m, juv Pochard, 2 Raven, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, juv Tufted Duck, Reed Warbler, Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 5 Mallard, Water Rail (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Whinchat [Lower Corn Field], 2 Spotted Flycatcher [Old Gropper, Upper Corn Field], 5 Yellow Wagtail, Shoveler [Darlands - FOY], 32 Stock Dove, Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, 3 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 4 Hobby, 10 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 60 Swallow, 40 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 40 Chiffchaff, 23 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Common Whitethroat, 10 Goldcrest, 11 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 9 Starling, Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 5 Pied Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Common Redstart, Redshank, Garden Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": {f Brown Hairstreak} (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: Pied Flycatcher (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Marsh Harrier W (Nick Croft),Wryneck [still], Black-necked Grebe [still], 4 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, Cuckoo, Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 25 Buzzard [23 in one single movement, which according to Andrew Self's Birds of London equals the record that ... oh! we hold already! Yay!], 2 Little Owl, Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, Jay, Jackdaw, Skylark, 27 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Pipit (Wanstead Flats)
  • Waterworks NR Wheatear 1230 (Hackney U3A bird group Loraine Meadows)
  • Wimbledon Common: Whinchat & Spotted Flycatcher flycatching from the same tree, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Snipe, Peregrine (Jon Reeves)
  • Woolwich Common: 2 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)

Sunday 5th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Grasshopper Warbler, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat (APOG Birders)
  • Berrylands garden: Common Buzzard E mobbed by 2 Carrion Crow (Nick Tanner)
  • Brent Reservoir: f Ruddy Shelduck, 3 Lapwing, Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 15 Swift (Andrew Self). 3 Little Egret, Garganey in eclipse plumage (Bob Husband et al)Common Redstart (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Burgess Park: Pied Flycatcher in woodland near Parkhouse St - near steps/glade between 1540-1555 (Steven Robinson), still present at 1830, approximately 50 metres east of the steps, also Spotted Flycatcher by the entrance west of Wells Street and Buzzard over (Gregor Tims)
  • Bushy Park: 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Hobby (John Strachan)
  • Chessington: 2 Grey Wagtail at garden pond (Nigel Jackman)
  • Chislehurst Common: Pied Flycatcher (Jack Headley) Showed well feeding in clearing on north side of Bromley Road just north of War Memorial c1420 [thanks Jack] also 7+ Nuthatch, 4+ Treecreeper [3+ Willow Emerald, 3 Common Darter] (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness: 2 Sandwich Tern downriver at 11.20, Common Snipe, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Tern [adult feeding juv at outfall], {6+ Southern Migrant Hawker including 2 pairs in cop} (John Archer & Robert Todd ) Arctic Tern at Outfall feeding one juvenile, a 2nd juvenile looked slightly different and was not fed - by the time I realized they were different all 3 left the area after 10 minutes at 14:30 , 2 Common Buzzard alighted in bushes, Kingfisher flew across the dual carriageway, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, juv Cuckoo [Southmarsh] very tame (Michael Mac) [discussion deleted - Admin]
  • Dagenham Chase NR: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 5 Swift, 5 Wigeon, 4 Lapwing, Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk & Buzzard. (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Erith Pier: 2 Yellow-legged Gull [both 1cy] (Richard Bonser)
  • Finsbury Park: Spotted Flycatcher feeding at sunset (Harringay Birder)
  • Greenford "UB6" garden: Honey Buzzard in from north at 1610 [on bowed wings & longer tail & wings than Buzzard, different head shape] & then circled to west of garden for 1-2 minutes where it was briefly mobbed by 6 Swift [first here for over 2 weeks]; before heading east (whole time wings held downwards but no plumage details discerned), 3 Swallow together SE (Neil Anderson)
  • Hackney Downs: Buzzard, Sparrowhawk. (Bryan Waters)
  • Hackney Marshes: Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail on the Lea (JW Davies)
  • Ham: 4 Buzzards thermalling over the Polo Ground (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Hampstead Heath: Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Swallow, Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 3 Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hogsmill NR: Common Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, singing Chiffchaff {White-letter Hairstreak, I know its rather late for this butterfly but I had really good binocular views and it was this species} (Nick Tanner)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
  • KGV Res: 2 Black Tern, 7 Common Sandpiper, Little Stint, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, m Redstart [Brimsdown side], Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Yellow Wagtail (A Middleton)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: Tree Pipit over 0830, f Common Redstart, new bird, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, many Whitethroat & Blackcap (Dave Morris, Glen Longstaff, per FJM)
  • Lamorbey Park: Peregrine, Kingfisher, 2+ Blackcap, c10 Chiffchaff, c10 Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: 15 Mandarin Duck, Common Tern, Buzzard (Shailesh Patel)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: f/imm Northern Wheatear {2 Willow Emerald, 4 Small Red-eyed Damselfly} (Kathryn Bull)
  • Page's Farm, Elstree: m Common Redstart [View from kissing gate near footpath 8 & 37 sign on Hogg Lane, near entrance to aerodrome, TQ160963. Look to left and bird was around the stub of the hedge extending into the field at 1300 - On no account stray from the footpath here – you will be evicted] (Tony Blake)
  • Queen’s Wood, N10/6: 9 Common Buzzard [streamed N/NE at 1420] (Matt Evans)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail on cattle enclosure fence (Mike Lewis per FJM) also Hobby over Sidmouth Wood and 1-2 Lesser Whitethroats in the Hawthorn Valley ; 4 Buzzards together (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Scadbury Park: 2 Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, 3 Hobby [over Sidcup Place together and briefly mobbing Herring Gull], 10+ Blackcap, Whitethroat, 4+ Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart, Jack Headley)
  • South Lodge Farm "1310-1400": 22+ Barn Swallow, 17+ Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, f/imm Northern Wheatear (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Garden Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 20 Linnet, Reed Bunting, 50+ Swallow, 10 House Martin, Common Tern plus many usual birds (Nick Baker and Seb Sattin).
  • Staines Reservoirs: Black Tern, 7 Black-necked Grebe on N basin, juv Little Gull S basin, 3 Common Tern, evng (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stoke Newington West Reservoir: first-winter Common Redstart still in and around Corkscrew Willow on n edge of reservoir by children’s playground (James Palmer)
  • Swanscombe Marsh 16.30-18.30 Botany Marsh: 5 Snipe [flushed by MH], m Marsh Harrier, 9 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat inc three males, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting f, Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, Whitethroat, Raven, juv Common Pochard, juv Tufted Duck, 2 Lapwing, 2 Wigeon (Roger Keith)
  • Teddington: 2 Tawny Owl calling off Broom Road m then f turned up after he left (Mike Foster)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Grey Heron, 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Kestrel, c10 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, Rook, 2 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 4 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 4 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 4 Hobby, 18 Rook, Raven S, 2 Coal Tit, 35 Swallow, 11 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 7 Common Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Totteridge Valley Birders)
  • Tooting Common: Spotted Flycatcher, Kestrel, Mandarin Duck (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Trent Park area [by Merryhills Brook & Trent Park Stables Paddocks - 0800-0930]: 2 Common Redstart m & f, f/imm Northern Wheatear, 7 Yellow Wagtail [incl four first-winter], 2 White Wagtail, 25+ Swallow, 2 Hobby, f Kestrel (Davey Leach) Hi Davey, thanks for posting these sightings, but where exactly did you see the Common Redstarts, please? R Callf Please note - 'Trent Park Stables Paddocks' is actually South Lodge Farm - R Callf Thanks for confirming the name. The Redstarts were viewable from the Public Footpath looking east by Bramble Bushes S of the main Track going through the Paddocks in the second Paddock. Thanks, Davey - R Callf
  • Upper College Farm DA5: 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, Whinchat, 2+ Garden Warbler, 5+ Blackcap, 5+ Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Great Egret over N at 08.56 (our third record in a week - Lol Bodini).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: rear paddock - 4 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Kestrel. bomb crater field - Whinchat (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: Wryneck showing on and off (Marco Johnson), 6 Curlew W (Richard Rae) Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 4 Little Owl, Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 11 Swallow, 7 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Common Redstart, 4 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 8 Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Wigeon (Rom Rios)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Blake)
  • Woolwich: 1cy Yellow-legged Gull King Henry's Wharf (Richard Bonser)
  • Woolwich Common: 2 Whinchat 0710 (Tim Rymer). Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Kestrel, 10+ Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (Conrad Ellam)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 3 Red Kite, f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove pr, 9 Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 4th September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: m Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Swift, Red Kite (APOG Birders)
  • Bayhurst Wood: incl 17 Swallow SSE, 4 Whinchat towards amenity site (Dan Pinkham)
  • Boxers Lake: Kingfisher, Little Egret, f Mandarin Duck, 8 Swallow, 2 Martin sp. 4 Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Brent Reservoir: Autumn Bird Count Day: 73 species Ruddy Shelduck, Hobby, 4 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 17 Swift, Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher (Brent Birders)
  • Crystal Palace, 1500: Goshawk soaring over, not really deterred by much smaller Carrion Crow
  • Dagenham Chase NR : Pied Flycatcher & 1+ Spotted Flycatcher still, 6 Swift, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, a few Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Gull (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Enfield area "private access": 5 Little Grebe pr w/ three chicks, 10 Tufted Duck 3 m 7 f/imm, juv Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 58 Starling on overhead wires (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath [Autumn Bird Count Day: 63 species]: 2 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, c80 Swallow, Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin [mixed flock of hirundines including Swallow and martins so numbers uncertain], Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, c5 Willow Warbler, Hobby, Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, 2 Gadwall, 12 Mandarin Duck, 4 Little Grebe (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • King's Meads: Common Snipe, 2 House Martin, Common Whitethroat {12 Common Lizard inc yng} (Robert Callf/Richard Callf)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 2 f Common Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 18 Chiffchaff, many Blackcap & Whitethroat (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Lamorbey Park: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 2+ Chiffchaff, 6+ Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Tern (Shailesh Patel); Little Egret, Greenshank, Snipe and Garganey (all wader scrape) (Matt Bradbury)
  • Perivale Park: 2 Grey Heron, Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: Spotted Flycatcher, juv Cuckoo, 4 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit (Alex Westenberger)
  • Swanscombe Marsh 14.00-17.00: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Tufted Duck, Yellow Wagtail over, 3 Stonechat, 8 Whinchat, 5 Common Gull, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Great Skua [thanks P Larkin] on river 1540, Raven, 3 Skylark, m Marsh Harrier (Roger Keith)
  • Tufnell Park N7: 2 juv Grey Herons flying east close to houses 0820, one landing briefly on flat roof (Neil Bowman)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 3 Teal, 74 Stock Dove, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl, Kestrel, 4 Hobby, 7 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 40 Swallow, 50 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 25 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 6 Common Whitethroat, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 55 Starling, Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Avocet briefly on Lockwood before going north, Marsh Harrier N, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, Snipe, Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Wryneck [airfield], Whinchat, 2 Wheatear (Wanstead Birders) ; 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, all pub scrub (Toni Piccolo) 3 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Cuckoo, Little Owl, 4 Skylark, 13 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3+ Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit, Chaffinch, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Peregrine (James Heal)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Kingfisher, 5 Grey Wagtail, 3 Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 2 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Blake)
  • Woolwich Common: Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Redstart, 3 Whinchat, Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Woolwich: Adult Yellow-legged Gull near ferry (Conrad Ellam)

Friday 3rd September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron inc leucistic adult, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four juvs, 2 Eurasian Teal ad f & juv, 2 eclipse m Northern Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, Red Kite (Robert Callf)
  • Burgess Park: Mistle Thrush [school roof], Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler [33 spp.] (Fernley Symons), Swift (Steven Robinson) Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift all around 1540, adult Caspian Gull on cricket pitch w/ 42 Herring Gull & 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull for good comparison - then departed on itself at 1705, Swift descended for a drink (Michael Mac)
  • Dagenham Chase NR: Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, f Common Redstart, Whinchat, 3+ Lesser Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 2 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret inc ringed individual (Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Enfield area "private access": 4 Little Grebe pr w/ two chicks, 6 Tufted Duck 2 m 4 f/imm, 3 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 6 Hobby, Common Cuckoo chased by Magpie 1115 [my first September record of Cuckoo], 2 Barn Swallow, 4 Whinchat [3 at one site, 1 at another site], 2 f/imm Northern Wheatear, Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff {Comma, Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral} (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": f Sparrowhawk took tame Feral Pigeon early am (Samuel & Toby Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3-4 Spotted Flycatcher (Hampstead Heath birders)
  • Harold Hill, Maylands GC "private area": Wryneck late evening, not relocated next day (Colin Jupp per A Middleton)
  • Hounslow Heath: 2 Whinchat, Peregrine over 1630 (Andy Roberts)
  • Kingston: Kingfisher by Hawker Centre (Mike Foster)
  • Lamorbey Park: 13 Egyptian Geese 9 imm, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 2+ Blackcap, c20 Chiffchaff, c10 Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Lewisham Park: Common Buzzard over at 1845 (David Capper)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat (Michael Robinson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Honey Buzzard E 1130, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 3 Hobby, Great Egret, 2 Golden Plover, 86 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera)
  • Richmond Park: 5 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 11 Pochard, 3 Hobby, juv Cuckoo, 9 Whinchat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 4 Buzzard, 2 Willow Warbler (Friday Bird Group)
  • Stoke Newington West Reservoir: first-winter Common Redstart still in and around Corkscrew Willow on n edge of reservoir by children’s playground [found by Sam Jones on 1st Sept] (HarringayBirder)
  • Teddington: m Tawny Owl calling off Broom Road at 2100 (Mike Foster)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Tree Pipit [Flushed from Old Gropper], 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Teal, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 6 Rook, Coal Tit, 50 Swallow, 70 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 33 Chiffchaff, 17 Blackcap, 9 Common Whitethroat, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 50 Starling, 16 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch, Linnet (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: {3 m Ruddy Darter, 2 Willow Emerald Damselfly - FOY, Painted Lady} (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, House Martin, Blackcap, 10+ Whitethroat, 5+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Cuckoo, Swift, c400 Black-headed Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 4 House Martin, 10 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Common Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Pied Flycatcher [1 with very prominent upper wing bar and tear drop extending to edge of wing], Common Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear (Wanstead Birders)

Thursday 2nd September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Avery Hill Park: Kestrel, Hobby, 10 Pied Wagtail, 2+ Blackcap, 2+ Whitethroat, 1+ Willow Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron inc leucistic adult, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four juvs, 15 Mandarin Duck, eclipse m Northern Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 27 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher, m Great Spotted Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Stock Dove (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsea Harbour: 4 Common Sandpiper flew downriver pursued by Herring Gull (Oliver Flory)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Whinchat (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Little Grebe, House Martin, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Whinchat still, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, c8 Willow Warbler, Hobby, Kingfisher (Hampstead Heath birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: Greenshank, Garganey, 2 Common Sandpiper, Little Owl, Garden Warbler, 4 Snipe, 13 Wigeon, Kestrel (WWT website)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, 3 Green Woodpecker ( Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 22 Avocet, 88 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 6 Snipe, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1st-winter Caspian Gull, 2 Common Tern, 18 Swift, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 3 Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Tufnell Park "N7": Common Whitethroat [garden tick], Swift, Sparrowhawk (Reuben Braddock)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Late pm - 2 Teal, 6 Little Owl, 2 Tawny Owl, Grey Heron, 2 Hobby, 6 Rook, 60 Swallow, 100 House Martin, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Sparrowhawk, Skylark, 6+ House Martin, Swallow, 4 Whinchat , Blackcap, Whitethroat, 6+ Chiffchaff inc singer (Ian Stewart)
  • Uxbridge 2 Swift over my garden in Cowley also Kestrel (Alex Randall)
  • Walthamstow Marsh "Bombcarter Field": 4 Whinchat (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Little Stint on Lockwood until late morning, Whinchat, Little Ringed Plover (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Skylark, 7 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Common Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, 4 Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 5 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, 2 Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: Chiffchaff through garden 0945, Little Egret over low at 1150, f Common Redstart through at 1415, Hobby over low NE at 1450 (Ken Murray)

Wednesday 1st September 2021[]

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Green Woodpecker, Pied Flycatcher in cricket scrub, Whinchat on western perimeter of cricket pitches, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 4 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron inc leucistic adult, 6 Mute Swan pr w/ four juvs, 2 Egyptian Goose, 10 Mandarin Duck, eclipse m Northern Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 20 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher {Holly Blue, Speckled Wood} (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Garganey, Ruddy Shelduck, Dunlin, 15 Swift (Andrew Self); 3 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Egyptian Goose, 2 Reed Warbler, 10+ House Martin (Barry Wilson)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher in Millennium Wood (John Strachan)
  • Crayford Marshes: 12+ Gadwall, 5 Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 6+ Kestrel, 2+ Avocet [Aveley Bay], 12+ Lapwing, 9 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit [AB], Curlew [AB], 10+ Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 5 Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, 4+ Cetti’s Warbler, 2+ Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Jay (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness: Bittern at 20:45 almost dark, I heard single loud startling unusual call, as I was walking along the road that runs along to the locked metal gate, then saw bird about 15 meters flying away to the left (Michael Mac)
  • Enfield area "private access": 3 Whinchat [2 at one site, 1 at another site] {Muntjac Deer} (Robert Callf)
  • Gillespie Park, Arsenal: Pied Flycatcher with tit flock in hedge between upper & lower meadows (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Guildhall, EC2 : 1st-summer m Black Redstart on roof tops North side at about 1400 (Ken Murray)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Whinchat, 2 Common Whitethroat [Parliament Hill], Spotted Flycatcher [South Meadow] (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, many Blackcap & Whitethroat (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 singing Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • Lower Chingford: House Martin colony in Lower Hall Road still active (James Palmer)
  • Oxleas Wood: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 2 Hobby [adult feeding juvenile], Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush (Ron Turner)
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat, Wheatear, Hobby, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler (Jon Reeves); juv Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warbler (S Woolfenden, J Wilczur)
  • Staines Res: juv Shelduck, 4 Wigeon, 57 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 2 first-winter Little Gull, Common Tern, 3 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 50+ Swift, c200 mixed hirundines [(good numbers of Swallow, House Martin & Sand Martin], 8 Linnet (Neil Anderson), 2 Dunlin, Wheatear, Black Tern, Common Sandpiper (R Dunne)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 3 Whinchat, Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron on the lake (R Ulph). 2 Whinchat, Teal [Darlands], 30 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 4 Hobby, 6 Rook, 40 Swallow, 100 House Martin, 19 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 12 Starling, Greenfinch {2 Muntjac} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tufnell Park "N7": Swift [second year in a row with a September record here] (Reuben Braddock)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black Tern, Common Scoter on Lockwood early before heading north, Cuckoo, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Teal, 2 Pochard, 8 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Cuckoo, Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 2 Little Owl, 3 Hobby, Peregrine, 4 Skylark, 4 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, 17 Common Whitethroat, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 3 Whinchat, Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • William Girling Res 3 Teal, "Russell Road relief channel": 5 Green Sandpiper, Redshank Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin (James Palmer)





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