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Reports posted here can be added to the LNHS database for use in the London Bird Report. To make yours eligible, please send your email address to the London Bird Club Data Manager so you can be contacted if a problem arises. A scalable map of the London recording area can be found here. Please follow our standard format to assist automatic compilation of records into the database. (Note: there are some minor changes for records from 2019 onward.) Please list sightings alphabetically by site. Only report sightings of wide interest rather than listing all common birds (the latter should be recorded on Birdtrack or eBird). DO NOT post details of nesting by scarce breeding birds (those included in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended). Any such reports will be removed; please submit them instead to the appropriate LNHS bird recorder

Wednesday 6th July 2022[]

  • London Mews W2: Fledgling Grey Wagtail (D McKenzie)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret on Beverley Brook (Bob Smith)

Tuesday 5th July 2022[]

  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dartford Marshes: Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Peregrine mobbing a flying Mute Swan, 3 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo hepatic phase, ad Mediterranean Gull (Phil Thompson)
  • East India Dock Basin: 2 Little Ringed Plover, Egyptian Goose, 10 Tufted Duck (John Archer)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe pr, juv Kestrel, 2 Swift, Green Woodpecker, 5 Barn Swallow [2 adults & 3 juvs] [FL], Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, 4 Swift, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Staines Res: Red-necked Grebe [back of N basin], 6 Black-necked Grebe [S basin], Goldeneye, Pochard w/ one small young, 530+ Tufted Duck, Red Kite, 3 Common Tern, 2 Linnet (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Trent Park: 30 Canada Goose, 9 Mandarin Duck, 2 Tufted Duck pr, Common Tern lower lake, Green Woodpecker, Jay {Slow-worm} (Robert Callf)
  • Bourne Hill area: Sparrowhawk (Edyta Szot)


Monday 4th July 2022[]

  • Dartford Marshes: Teal, 4 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 15 Lapwing, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 10+ Swift, 2 Swallow, 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, Song Thrush, 10+ Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 5+ Reed Warbler 5+ Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Conrad Ellam)
  • Berrylands garden: c1300 Ring-necked Parakeet over NW in 15 minutes between 2045 and 2100 hunted unsuccessfully by a female Sparrowhawk (Nick Tanner)
  • Staines Reservoir: summer-plumage Red-necked Grebe, 6 Black-necked Grebe, Black-tailed Godwit [N basin, west bank] (Andrew Self)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe pr, 2 f Mallard & 2 broods of 5 juvs & 7 ducklings [FL], 2 Tufted Duck pr, 3 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel [male, female & 2 juvs], 8+ Swift, 5 Green Woodpecker [3 adults & 2 juvs], adult Barn Swallow & at least 3 chicks in nest [NY], 11 Pied Wagtail, 4 Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 23 Barnacle Goose [22 ad, 1 juv] (Walthamstow birders)

Sunday 3rd July 2022[]

  • Staines Reservoirs: summer-plumaged Red-necked Grebe, distant on N basin, 3rd day, 6 Black-necked Grebe S basin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit landed on W bank of N basin at 0540 then flew off 0630, Oystercatcher (Bob Warden per FJM)
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, Little Egret, f Gadwall w/ 9 ducklings, many eclipse Mallard & Gadwall loafing on mud, Reed Warbler singing, Blackcap singing, several House Martin & Swift, Fox (Bob Husband/Roy Beddard/Haydn Coe)
  • Enfield Town "Enfield Grammar School Playing Field": 14 Jackdaw inc two juvs [FL] (Robert Callf)
  • Rowley Farm, Iver Heath: 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, 2 Swallow, 4 Swift, Pheasant calling (Nigel Barratt)
  • Teddington: Red Kite wheeling high over Teddington/Hampton Wick area (Mike Foster)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 7+ Red Kite [5 spiralling on thermal], 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 5 Stock Dove, c20 Swift, 2 Skylark, 3+ Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, m Reed Bunting, 3 Linnet {Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly by seepage, Painted Lady} (Neil Anderson)
  • Town Park, Enfield: {Rose Chafer - my first record for this site} (Robert Callf)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 2 Common Tern, Shoveler, Peregrine, 3 Reed Bunting, Sedge Warbler (Chris Farthing)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 4 Red Kite, Hobby [briefly flying with 2 of kites] (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 2nd July 2022[]

  • Brent Res, East Marsh: 6 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 6 Common Tern, 7 Egyptian Goose, 4 Lapwing, 2 Greylag Goose, c800 Swift, 10+ House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Mistle Thrush (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chiswick Business Park: Common Tern (Cara Atkinson)
  • Deodar Road "Putney": 4 House Martin - 1 active nest, 9+ abandoned, Swift, Kestrel hovering briefly (Michael Mac)
  • Epsom: Common Crossbill calling N over Court Recreation Ground 0505 (D McKenzie)
  • Millfields Park: f Peregrine on top of pylon for a few minutes then flew W (Marcin Kempa)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 7 Swallow, 4 Stock Dove, Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Greenfinch, Herring Gull (Tim Rymer)
  • St Paul's Cray "area": c2 Common Buzzard, 6 House Martin, Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: Adult Hobby, 96 Swift S in 3 hr period pm - not local birds (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: Common Tern lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Wimbledon Common: Little Ringed Plover at Rushmere Pond (James Owen)

Friday 1st July 2022[]

  • Farthing Down: 3 Bullfinch [male & 2 juvs], 2 Collared Dove, 7 Skylark, Kestrel (Michael Mac)
  • Arnos Park: Grey Wagtail, 3 Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Berrylands garden: Little Egret over towards Hogsmill NR at 1924, another same direction 2006 (Nick Tanner)
  • Brunswick Park, East Barnet: juv Green Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Kentish Town: "Gaisford Street": Red Kite & Peregrine over between 0700 & 0730 (Pete Mantle)
  • Kew Gardens: Sparrowhawk, Common Tern [Palm House Lake], 6+ House Martin (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Oxhey: 10 Swift (HBC Sightings Archive)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: Sparrowhawk over garden (Tim Rymer)
  • St John's Lane EC1: Black Redstart (Francis O'Sullivan)


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