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Sunday 21st April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail, Wilow Warbler, Peregrine, 2 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Antill Rd E3: Singing Blackcap in neighbours garden (Harry Harrison)
  • Bayhurst Wood area: Barn Owl, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Common Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, Willow Warbler, 3 Skylark, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit (Dan Pinkham)
  • Brent Reservoir: Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Linnet, Bullfinch, 3 Common Tern, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Common Snipe, Little Ringed Plover, Water Rail, Mediterranean Gull (Andrew Self, Simon Worsfold and Roy Beddard)
  • Crayford Marshes: 10 Mediterranean Gulls high east over Viridor (two at 1025 and eight at 1040) (Richard Bonser)
  • Crossness: 50 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1st-summer Yellow-legged Gull, 1st-summer Common Gull, singing Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin but otherwise pants (Richard Bonser)
  • Crouch End: Red Kite low over Shepherd's Hill heading N in general direction of alley palley. (Samuel Levy)
  • Emirates Stadium: Peregrine on roof for much of match, was more entertaining than the footie (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 2 Buzzard over (Samuel Levy)
  • Guildhall, City of London: Kestrel displaying and calling early afternoon (Nick Tanner).
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir; 2 Oystercatcher,10 Black-necked Grebe (Allan Stewart)
  • Holloway Rd N7: Peregrine roosting on University building (Allan Stewart)
  • Honor Oak Park SE23: Common Buzzard over One Tree Hill/Peckham, 4 Collared Dove (frolicking in the garden; Paul Francis)
  • Kensington Gardens: 3 Green Sandpiper perched on partially submerged tree at Italian Gardens end of Long Water (06:45), also Common Sandpiper on shingle and 2 Sedge Warbler (Des McKenzie tweet).
  • Lee Valley, Fishers Green Island: 2+ singing Nightingale (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: Grasshopper Warbler reeling in scrub between WWF and Peacock Tower, 2 Garganey still, 2 Common Tern, Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Pintail, 2 Redshank, 3 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, Shelduck (WWT website's)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 2 Goldfinch fledglings (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 2 Wheatear, 3 Swallow, Linnet, Barnacle Goose, 2 Common Whitethroat (Dan Pinkham)
  • Rainham Marshes: Spotted Redshank on Target pools pm, 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Rainham West and Enclosed Bay), 2 Whimbrel, 3 Avocets, 2 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 25 Common Terns, 20 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Ring-necked Parakeet, Common Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harriers, Hobby (Sean Huggins)
  • Regent's Park: Little Egret foy SW past lake 0830 (Twitter)
  • Ruxley GP's (permit only): 2 singing Reed Warbler, 5 Cetti's Warbler, c19 Blackcap, 7+ singing Chiffchaff, 10 Gadwall, 2 calling Bullfinch, 2 prs Coot with juvs, f Mallard with 4 Ducklings, 9 Mute Swan with one bird on a nest, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral, City of London: Common Buzzard flew north mobbed by a Peregrine at 13:18 (Nick Tanner).
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Spotted Redshank flew from N to S basin 07.05 (Allan Goddard per FJM); Scaup, Black-necked Grebe, 2+ Common Tern, 2 Black Tern still, Red Kite am (Ed Sames tweet); Yellow Wagtail, Sand Martin, Little Gull, 4 Black-necked Grebe (Shailesh Patel) 5 Black Tern, 10 Little Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull 2nd sum mid pm (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stoneleigh, The Glade KT17: 1 Red Kite, 10 Common Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 singing Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh 10.00-11.45”: 4 Cettis Warbler 3h, 2 Raven, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 14 Mediterranean Gull (over), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (both m), 9 Reed Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 6 Jackdaw { 3 Brimstone, 5 Speckled Wood, 8 Orange Tip, 5 Peacock butterflies, 2 Common Carder, 2 Buff Tail Bumble Bee’s (Roger Keith)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: pr Little Ringed Plover (Jack Headley)
  • Ten Acre Wood: Cuckoo, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Pheasant (Michael Robinson) Also Egyptian Goose over,9 Pheasant (4 seen), Little Egret, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, Cuckoo was also heard a few days ago by another observer. 3 Lapwing, 6 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Wheatear pr, 8 Common Whitethroat, c7 Reed Bunting, 2 Rook low over. Also 2 Fox, 8 Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood (Neil Anderson)
  • Uxbridge Golf Club: 10 Fieldfare (Michael Robinson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Yellow Wagtail (side paddocks), 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting (all singing N of boardwalk), 4+ Sand Martin, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Linnet, 6 Pied Wagtail (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup on No 4, Yellow Wagtail, 6 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: f Whinchat, Ring Ouzel, 3 Swift, 3 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, Stock Dove, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Linnet (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Cetti's Warbler still by Roding
  • Westerham: nr junction of M25 and A21: 1 Red Kite drifting east (Dave de Silva)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Red Kite and Buzzard over 14:00 (Alastair Rae)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 4 Whitethroat, 10 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Swallow (Tony Blake)
  • Woodford Green: Cuckoo heard at 7.29am (first one for many a year!), Tawny Owl at 7.55am and Song Thrush singing at 8.27am and now Swallow over house at 9.12am (Ken Murray)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat, (sadly no Skylark or Meadow Pipit territories), 7 Orange-Tip (Neil Anderson),
  • Yeading (White Hart roundabout): pr Linnet feeding on roadside weed seed (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 20th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Whitethroat (FOY), immature male Wheatear (possibly Greenland), Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, House MARTIN, Greylag, Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, Small Copper (APOG Birders)
  • Barn Hill & Fryent CP: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff (7 singers), Blackcap (c10 singers), Lesser Whitethroat (1 singer), Whitethroat (2 singers), 3 Stock Dove (David Lindo)
  • Beckenham Cemetery: Tawny Owl hooted at 13:25 from ivy cover then Jay screeching at it, Swallow, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, pr Coal Tit (Michael Mac)
  • Beaulieu Heights - Upper Norwood(Wood): Red Kite, 7 singing Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff + usual common woodpeckers Nuthatch etc (Michael Mac) Was the Kite the same bird seen over nearby Pittville Gardens (see South Norwood entry below)? (Croydon Birders Admin)
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Tern, Barnacle Goose (Steve Leeke)
  • Bushy Park: 3 Blackcap (m), Chaffinch, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Gadwall, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 2 Mandarin Duck, 3 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Red-crested Pochard, 6 Reed Bunting, 4 Shelduck, 3 Skylark, Wheatear (south of Heron Pond 8.15am), Whitethroat, 20+ Wren. Peacock butterfly (Ian R Watson)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler still, Lesser Whitethroat (David Booth tweet); 1+ Grasshopper Warbler singing 400m apart 0825 & 0910 (Pete Waldron via Herts BC)
  • Hampstead Heath: Red Kite N, 5 Mandarin Duck, 2 Swallow NW, 18 Blackcap, 23 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Stock Dove, 4 Cormorant, 8 Greenfinch, Common Whitethroat, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Mute Swan, 34 Starling, 4 Common Buzzard N, Meadow Pipit NW (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl Common Sandpiper, Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 4 late Redwing (Steve Gale tweets); "Nuffield Ridge skywatch 9-11am" 500+ Herring Gull S, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Homerton E9: Red Kite drifted low west along Homerton High Street (Alastair Dent)
  • Honeydale Farm, Ruxley: pr Swallow, House Martin, 15+ Linnet, 8+ Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: 2 Common Tern, 2 Rook (Chris Turner)
  • Kensington Gardens: Sedge Warbler (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey, 2 Pintail, Red Kite, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Redshank, 4 Snipe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, Wheatear, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler (Oscar Dewhurst) 1m Kestrel hunting on west bund (Martin Honey)
  • Mudchute Farm: Garden Warbler singing, 2 Willow Warblers, 16 Blackcaps (Sean Huggins)
  • Osterley Park: 1 Whinchat, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, pr Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Little Owl, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Pheasant, 1 Buzzard (Tom Smith)
  • Park Royal Station: hunting Sparrowhawk (Neil Anderson)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0605-0805": well-marked Yellow-legged Gull 3cy [foy] low E 0630, 3 Sand Martin [site-foy] NE/NW, Swallow NE, 2 Meadow Pipit NW, calling Tree Pipit [foy] NE 0750, also 2 Red Kite W, 5 Common Buzzard most NE, Kestrel over early-aft (Twitter)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 Mediterranean Gull [both 2s] E 0845, 3 Sandwich Tern landed on middle buoys 0850 then E 0900, 6 Wheatear (Derek Barker via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: White Stork over Aveley Pools 14:05, Cattle Egret, 3 Whimbrel both Purfleet Scrape, 2 Hobby from Serin_Mound, Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 4 Bearded Tit, 7 Avocet, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 30 Common Tern (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera); also incl 3 Wigeon 2m f butts scrape, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Red Kite, 2 Curlew, 3 Ruff target pools, Swallow, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Mark Gregory via Essex BwS)
  • Regent's Park: 3 House Martin back at Park Rd colony (Twitter)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: m Garganey gadwall_hide, 2 Grasshopper Warbler h warbler_ & otter_hides (RSPB tweet); m Garganey, 2 Snipe, 4 Common Tern all of them from draper_hide AM, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Red Kite, Common Buzzard (Eduardo López Salas); Hobby drifted W 1340 (Jan Swan tweet); Common Sandpiper (Mary Smith tweet); Garden Warbler singing by kingfisher_path exit (Allan Meadows via Herts BC); 116 Bar-tailed Godwit [photo confirm'n] N 1950 (Alan Harris tweet/RM Ringing Grp)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Teal, Shelduck in brief visit (Jack Headley)
  • South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (11.40am): Red Kite drifting low S over Gdns, attended by several crows (Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: incl Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Tony Sweetland tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black Tern, 20 Little Gull, 1 Avocet on S basin early am, 2 Sandwich Tern flew E 0915, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear on fence of KG VI Res early am (Bob Warden, Oliver Metcalf per FJM); also Scaup still n basin, 4 Black-necked Grebe, Little Gull am (Ralph Clark tweet); Mediterranean Gull am (Twitter)
  • Thorney CP "n section": incl 1-2 Garden Warbler singing (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Twickenham: Common Buzzard harassed by Carrion Crow over north end of Stanley Road at 1415 (Mike Foster)
  • Upper College Farm: 6+ Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, pr Bullfinch, singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Skylark, 2-3 Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Cuckoo early over East Warwick, drake Scaup on East Warwick first and then back on No 4, 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Wheatears, 1 Buzzard (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Redpoll (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 6 House Martin, 2 Rook, Kestrel, 4+ Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 2 Wheatear, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 3 Gadwall, Mandarin, 7 Pochard (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Cetti's Warbler by Roding, Wheatear (Tony Brown/Chris Moss)
  • Wennington, north of A1306: Great White Egret (Andrew Self & John Cadera)
  • Wimbledon Common: Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite (Les Evans-Hill)

Friday 19th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Treecreeper, pair Peregrine, 2 Linnet (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank high upriver, 8 Mediterranean Gull upriver, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat, 22 Fieldfare still am (Dave Morrison tweets)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, Shoveler, 2 Egyptian Goose, Greylag Goose, Common Snipe, 7 Blackcap, Cetti’s Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (Andrew Verrall); also Common Sandpiper at 20.10 (Steve Leeke)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Shelduck, 4 Wigeon (2 pairs), 5 Gadwall, Teal, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, 3+ Pheasant, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, Whimbrel down river, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, Cuckoo, Skylark, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, singing Meadow Pipit, 6+ Wheatear, Song Thrush, c10 singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Reed Warbler, singing Lesser Whitethroat, 20+C ommon Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 10+ Blackcap, Reed Bunting (Mike Amos)
  • Crossness: 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Linnet, Skylark, 50 European Teal, 50 Gadwall, 50 Mallard, 4 Shelduck pairs, 20 Canada Goose, 4 Grey-lag Goose, Grey Heron, 20 Common Cormorant, 20 Black- tailed Godwit, 2 Lapwing pair, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, Kestrel m. Bearded Tit called briefly at Great Breach Lagoon. (Patrick English)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: Grasshopper Warbler reeling in brambles next to reedbed TL197089 1000-1925 (Andrew Steele/William Bishop/Simon West tweets); 2 Grasshopper Warbler pr in same loc'n (Jon Brindle via Herts BC)
  • Enfield Playing Fields: Lesser Whitethroat 1 singing in small spinney (Phil Rhodes)
  • Epping Forest (Waterworks Roundabout): 2 Buzzard, 2m Blackcap, 2 Greater Spotted Woodpecker. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Essendon: Cuckoo (David Carter via Herts BC)
  • Fairlop Waters: Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Little Owl, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin (Neil Twyford)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": House Martin NW early am (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach: 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose N 0820, Greenshank, 8 Mediterranean Gull over, Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Tern, Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 12 Blackcap, 5 Wheatear (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": Common Buzzard SW, 5 Swallows N, 5 Meadow Pipits N, Yellow Wagtail N, 10 Linnets N, 5 Goldfinches N, recently fledged Dunnock near bowling green, many Blackcaps already paired up, Willow Warbler at 2nd Hedge (Pete Mantle)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Cuckoo, Swallow, Sedge Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat am (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • KGV Res: 3 Black Tern early-am (BirdGuides post at 0735)
  • Ladywell Fields: 3 drake Mandarin, Little Egret, 5 Blackcap 4m 1f, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: Peregrine, 2 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Cormorant, 10 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, {2 Speckled Wood, Small White butterflies} (Eric Brown)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 2 Shelduck, 34 Teal, 11 Lapwing, Red Kite, 4 singing Sedge Warbler, 2 singing Reed Warbler, singing Garden Warbler, singing Common Whitethroat (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret (starting to attain breeding plumage), Green Sandpiper, 4 Teal (Simon Papps)
  • Lea Valley - Netherhall/Glen Faba: Nightingale (N end of GF), 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 7 Cetti's Warbler 1 seen 6 heard singing, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 20+ Blackcap, 8 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Greenfinch, Swallow, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, 11 Gadwall, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Common Tern, Little Egret (Nigel May)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake: 2 Yellow Wagtail N, singing Reed Warbler, 3 singing Sedge Warbler, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer (Fishers Green Lane) (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Redshank (Shailesh Patel); also 2 Garganey pr, Common Buzzard, Iceland Gull 2cy still, 5 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail am (Jonathan Nasir tweet); also Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Willow Warbler, Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow Wagtail (WWT website)
  • Muswell Hill: "24 species recorded on my garden list between 10:25-13:35" with the last hour producing Red Kite (2nd record), Common Buzzard (2nd record), 2 Peregrines (male and 2cy female), Sparrowhawk, 2 Stock Doves, singing male Blackcap, calling Coot (1st record - audible distantly on fresh SE breeze from Alexandra Park) (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Red Kite drifting east, Buzzard on thermal, {7 species butterfly including Brimstones, Orange-tips, Holly Blue} (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0550-0750": 6 Swallow thru, late Redwing NE 0740, m Whinchat foy perched briefly then NW 0715, 3 Meadow Pipit NW, 2 Linnet NE, also Common Buzzard WNW 1220 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: Wood Sandpiper [Ldn foy] (BirdGuides report at 1540); Cuckoo, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, female Wheatear, Greenshank, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 7 Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Avocet, 24 Mediterranean Gull over, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Raven (Andrew Self)
  • Rammey Marsh: Lesser Whitethroat (Brian Dawton)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": Reed Warbler [site foy], Water Rail (Jack Headley)
  • Regent's Park "around Lake only": 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Blackcap - all singing (Bill Haines); also m Common Whitethroat chat pen [area 39] 1335 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Wheatear, 3 Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Common Tern, 2 House Martin (Steve Woolfenden); 2 Green Sandpiper, m Pheasant (P.Redmond); 2 Swallow (Friday Bird Group)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 3 Swallow, 4 Common Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Greenfinch, min 25 House Sparrow in adjacent Godwin Close, {Peacock butterfly} (Harry Harrison)
  • Staines Moor: m Whinchat, Wheatear north end late-evg (Oliver Metcalf tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup still, 4 Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 66 Little Gull in a flock on water (Dave Morris per FJM Record count this spring apologies for late update) 4 Black Tern [Ldn foy - posted 0640] all early-am, Avocet found after midday [by CG] S bank of S basin late evng, 1 Mediterranean Gull ad, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Bob Warden, Chris Gent, Peter Alfrey, Dave Morris, Franko J Maroevic, Dominic Pia tweets); 4 Black Tern, 56 Little Gull, Avocet all still present at 18:00, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher low W (Jake Klavins)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: pr Greylag over, 10 Pheasant, 2 Common Buzzard, very high Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 10+ Stock Dove, c6 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Wheatear 12 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 m Reed Bunting, up to 6 Rook 3 together, Linnet, {2 Peacock butterfly} (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Goldcrest, 33 Blackcap 29m 4f, 18 Chiffchaff, 13 Stock Dove, 32 Rook, 11 Common Whitethroat, 4 Teal, 5 Linnet, Willow Warbler (Owl_Field), Yellow Wagtail E, 14 Common Buzzard, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Red Kite, 7 Swallow, 3 Little Owl, Tree Pipit [Ldn foy] NE, 3 Sparrowhawk, 8 Lapwing, m Ring Ouzel (Folly Farm), 5 Meadow Pipit N (Samuel Levy & Tony Clancy). Ring Ouzel present to at least 2.30pm but also reported later, 2 Red Kite, Little Owl calling, 2 Common Buzzard, drake Mandarin on Darland's Lake & Rooks feeding young in nests (Ian Ellis, Pete Lowman, Bob Husband)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl Greenshank briefly, 2 Wheatear am (TyttGP tweet); 22 Golden Plover over main gp c1845 (Chris Ruis tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Wheatear (rear paddocks), 3 Swallow, Sand Martin, Common Whitethroat, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet (Jon Agar) rear paddocks - 2 Yellow Wagtail at 15.00 (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Garganey again commuting between No 4 and No 3, drake Scaup on No 4, 2 Yellow Wagtails (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 3 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Linnet, Brambling (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, Little Egret, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Great Crested Grebe, 8 Shoveler, Gadwall, 6 Teal, Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wimbledon Common: Swallow, 4 Common Whitethroat, 22 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat [Ldn foy] 1m 1f on the Plain (Les Evans-Hill, Alastair & Kath Brown)
  • Woldingham, Surrey: m Ring Ouzel 1800 (Jack Barnes tweet)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Red-crested Pochard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Swallow, c6 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit (Chris Farthing); Little Egret over, 3 Cetti's Warbler, m Blackcap (Allan Stewart)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Pheasant heard, 2 Red Kite, Little Owl, 11 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, {Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood} (Neil Anderson)

Thursday 18th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: M Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler, Little Egret, 2 Meadow Pipit, Trecreeper, pair Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside “SE1”: 2 Common Whitethroat m f in Tate community garden FOY here, m Blackcap, pr Greenfinch all at 12 noon, Willow Warbler still in birches at 18.15 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap, Willow Warbler (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Ring Ouzel, Cuckoo, Wheatear, 12+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5-6 Common Tern, c14 Teal, 12+ singing Cetti's Warbler, Greenshank, 2 Common Buzzard, 7+ Linnet, 10+ singing Skylark, 50+ Shelduck most on Rainham side, Little Grebe, c9 Blackcap, 4 singing Reed Bunting (Jack Headley)
  • Crossness NR "& Thames foreshore (Bexley RSPB walk)": Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Lapwing, 10+ Cetti's Warbler (2 seen 8+ also heard), Kestrel, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediterranean Gull (over E), Black-headed Gull, Teal, Wigeon, Cormorant, Gadwall, Great Black-backed Gull, 6+ Common Tern (low E on far side of Thames), Shelduck, Linnet, Blackcap, Robin, Dunnock, Sand Martin, Peregrine Falcon, 3+ Skylark, 2-3 Wheatear, Magpie, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Reed Bunting, Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (heard only Island Lagoon Fields) - thanks to Ralph for both organising and leading the walk - and for pointing out both Med Gulls and Common Terns, which I for one would otherwise have missed. (Paul Francis)
  • Dollis Valley: Denham Farm - Totteridge Fields: 2 Goldcrest, 16m Blackcap, 10m Chiffchaff, m Common Whitethroat, Raven (Same bird as Tues), 2 Common Buzzard. (Samuel, Edward, & Toby Levy)
  • Downham: Whitefoot Lane: Blackcap singing, 2+ House Sparrow, 1 Collard Dove (locally rare), a pair of adult Lesser black-backed gulls on roof of residential house. (Dave de Silva, Mary de Silva)
  • East India Dock Basin: Nightingale singing from north hedge early pm and still singing intermittently 14.45 (John Archer, Oliver Metcalf per Bob Watts & FJM)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Common Buzzard over, 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 3 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 3 Linnet (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Tufted Duck pair, 2 Common Tern, m Wheatear, Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 10 Blackcap 8m 2f, 4 Reed Warbler (Richard Green, John Bushall)
  • Holloway Rd N7: Peregrine roosting on University building (Allan Stewart)
  • Honeydale Farm, Ruxley: pr Swallow, 2 Skylark, 4 Stock Dove, 20+ Linnet, 6+ Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Curlew E over Round Pond at ca. 09:00 (heard only), 2 'Commic' Tern high E over Serpentine at 11:23 (looked like Arctics but distant), Reed Warbler singing just N of Serpentine Bridge, 6+ Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff (Bill Haines)
  • Isle of Dogs: 2 ad Mediterranean Gulls downriver at Island Gardens 11am (Sean Huggins)
  • Jubilee Park Canary Wharf: 1 f Common Redstart, 1 m Blackcap early am (Oliver Metcalf per FJM)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, Little Egret, 7 Blackcap 6m 1f, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Mandarin drake, 2 Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, {3 Brimstone, Comma, Peacock} (Tom Moulton, Sue Gore, Judith Watling)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake: singing Reed Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Whimbrel over N, 2 Garganey still W side of marsh, 2 Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Water Pipit, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, Wheatear, 4 Redshank, 5 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Ponders End; Peregrine perched on old green Alma Rd flats 5pm (A.Middleton)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Lesser Whitethroat, male Ring Ouzel - on Landfill by Veolia wharf, Hobby, Whimbrel, 2 Greenshanks, 3 Ruffs, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Avocets, Short-eared Owl, plenty of Sedge Warblers, plenty of Common Whitethroats (Ian Bradshaw); also incl 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier 2m 2f, Common Buzzard, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Snipe, 21 Redshank, Barn Owl, 4 Kestrel, Raven, 2+ Bearded Tit h, 12+ Skylark, 10 Swallow, 23 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, Stonechat, 10+ Reed Bunting (Simon Satchell via Essex BwS); also Cuckoo, Corn Bunting singing (Dominic Mitchell tweet)
  • Redhill: White Stork SW over stn 1800 (Hugo Wilson tweet)
  • Richmond Park: Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern (S.Read); Shelduck flew NNE, 4 Red Kite (P.Redmond); Yellow Wagtail, 7 Wheatear, Red-legged Partridge paddocks (M.Lewis)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": singing Sedge Warbler in reedbed area a first for me at this sight, pr Teal, 7 Egyptian Goose, 10+ Gadwall, 1-2 Reed Bunting, 3+ singing Cetti's Warbler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, plentiful Blackcap, plentiful Chiffchaff present, {Pipistrelle Bat sp} (Jack Headley)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Common Tern over, Grasshopper Warbler reeling to right of warbler_hide pm (RSPB tweets)
  • South Norwood CP: Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear on arena pitch fr mound, Reed Bunting (Brian Russell via Croydon Birders)
  • Southgate "N14 (Path behind Walker Primary School/Cricket Pitch)": Nightingale [Ldn foy] singing and mobile along Pathway Hedge 5.45-6.45am (Davey Leach)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 46 Little Gull, 15 Common Tern, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 m Scaup still on N basin early pm (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stanmore: Common Buzzard over Du Cros Drive (Samuel Levy)
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Common Buzzard soaring then drifting W (John Cadera)
  • Trent Park: wader sp - reported as a Woodcock, but described as 'brown speckled, with long bill and strange call' 'New Fields' nr Cemetery early am (possible candidates Curlew, Whimbrel or Bar-tailed Godwit?) (Paul per R Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley, Folly Farm: Chiffchaff, 8 Lapwing, 3 Linnet, 3 Coot (Long Pond), 4 Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, Common Buzzard, m Yellow Wagtail dropped in from high calling into Sheep flock. (Samuel & Toby Levy)
  • Twickenham: Sparrowhawk over Holly Road at 1000 (Mike Foster)
  • Waltham Abbey Church: 3 House Martin (Simon Papps)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Garganey commuting between No 4 and 3 (on No3 as of 1800), drake Scaup on East Warwick, 5 Wheatears including a party of 4 dropped in mid-morning, Yellow Wagtail over, FOY Whitethroat, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 6 Shelduck, 48 Greylag Geese goslings from 10 broods (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Redwing, 2 Willow Warbler (Nick Rutter)
  • Westbourne Park/Grand Union Canal: 1 Red-crested Pochard male, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap singing in Meanwhile Gardens (Charlie Farrell)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Redwing south, 5 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 singing Whitethroat, singing Lesser Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 2 Pochard, 3 Gadwall, pr of Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard (over Forest Gate), Stock Dove (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Shelduck, 15 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, c5 Reed Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler (Chris Farthing); f Garganey on lagoons 1540-1550 then hidden in reeds and not relocated (Garry James tweet)

Wednesday 17th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: m Shelduck Wood Green Res then NW 0713, Redwing E, Yellow Wagtail W, Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Meadow Pipit, pair Gadwall, Little Egret, Linnet, 2 Swallow, pair Peregrine, 3 Pochard, m Wheatear, Treecreeper, {Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blue, 3 Peacock, 4 Brimstone, 2 Gren-veined White, Large White, 3 Small White} (APOG Birders); Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 1f Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest (Eduardo López Salas)
  • Amwell NR: m Merlin N over viewpt 1710 (Ron Cousins via Twitter & Herts BC)
  • Bankside “SE1”: Willow Warbler still in birches behind Tate and now singing 10.00 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Bexleyheath: 2 Swift h over stn 2000 (Donna Zimmer tweeet)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Grey Wagtail male, 3 Common Whitethroat, 9 Meadow Pipit N, 3 Common Buzzard, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck, Egyptian Goose, 3 Pochard 2m f, Great Black-backed Gull 3cy, 11 Black-headed Gull (Magnus Andersson)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Shelduck over, Little Egret, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap 2m 1f, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Cuckoo h, Swallow, 6 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Gadwall 2pr, 2 Wigeon, 9 Teal, Kite sp flying W 1900hrs drab with shallow tail fork, 1 Peregrine, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark singing, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff all singing, 6 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting (Mike Paice)
  • Eaton Park Road, N13: Little Egret flew E at 11:09 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Grange Hill/South Norwood: pr House Sparrows, Peregrine (Michael Mac)
  • Greenford UB6: Swallow over back garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich: 2 Sparrowhawk Blackwall Lane, 1 Blackcap singing Tunnel Avenue (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Linnet, Redwing central park, 4 Shelduck Thames (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: 4 Common Tern, 4 Sand Martin, House Martin, Wheatear male, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap singing, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting male (Richard Green, John Bushall)
  • Harefield "Harefield GP / Moorhall Rd": 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Kingfisher (Nigel Barratt)
  • Headley Heath, Surrey: Marsh Tit, 10 Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 28 Blackcap all singing (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Holloway "Rd N7": Peregrine roosting on University building (Allan Stewart)
  • Honeydale Farm, Ruxley: f Yellow Wagtail in horse fields c18:30 (Jack Headley)
  • Heavers Meadow/South Norwood: Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, pr Greenfinch (Michael Mac)
  • Kensington Gardens: Mistle Trush, Coal Tit (?!), Pied Wagtail, ... (Simon Kiesé)
  • Limehouse "Station": Swallow N 07:15 (Samuel Levy)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey pr still W side of marsh, 3 Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 2 Sedge Warbler, Water Pipit, 8 Blackcap, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 4 Common Snipe (WWT website); 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Reed Warbler singing, 1 Iceland Gull, {5+ Orange Tip, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, 4+ Brimstone butterflies, group of Green Longhorn moths (Adela reaumurella)} (Martin Honey)
  • Lullingstone Country Park: Willow Warbler, 2+ singing Meadow Pipit, 5+ Skylark in brief visit (Jack Headley) 2 Common Whitethroat (Bernie Weight)
  • New River Walk "N1": 2m Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Allan Stewart)
  • Putney "Station": White Wagtail (Paul Francis)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: m Garganey on winter pool on Aveley Marsh showing well all day, 2 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 4 Wheatear, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Buzzard (Andrew Gouldstone), 2 Garganey on Aveley Bay, f Merlin, 3 Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 7+ Sedge Warbler, Reed Warber, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4+ Bearded Tit (RSPB); 57m Cetti's Warbler, 3 Kestrel, 28 Blackcap 26m 2f, 32 Stock Dove, 27m Sedge Warbler, 1st Mallard brood with 6 ducklings, 3 Swallow, 76 Shelduck, 78 Gadwall, 69 Coot 1 brood 4 cootlings, 56 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 7 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 14 Common Whitethroat, 9 Grey Heron inc 4 high E, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 10 Sand Martin, m Reed Warbler, 2m Lesser Whitethroat, 2ad Mediterranean Gull high N over Barges, 95 Teal, 3 Arctic Tern up river, 21 Common Tern, 2-3 Egyptian Geese, 7 Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 5 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier 2m f, Grey Wagtail, m Stonechat, m Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Willow Warbler, 150 Shoveler, 56 Wigeon, 47 Pochard, 3 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, Ruff, 9 Curlew, Oystercatcher, 2 Sparrowhawk (Samuel Levy et al) Garganey, 2 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, 7 Avocet, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 12 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 6 Snipe, 45 Common Terns, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Common Whitethroat, Fieldfare (Tom Jordan).
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 7+ Common Buzzard 1415-1445 most N, Common Snipe N then landed at Barrow Hill reservoir 0645, Mediterranean Gull over, Collared Dove thru, Rook S, Swallow N, m Ring Ouzel BH res 0715, 3 Fieldfare N 0605, m Common Redstart chat pen [area 39] by water hole 1340, 2 m Wheatear Pk playing fields 1230-1510, 6 Linnet N 1445 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: ad Little Gull feeding at Upper Pen Pond 12.25-14.50 when flew off high N, 3 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, Peregrine, 2 Gadwall pr, 2 Red-crested Pochard pr, fem Water Rail h, 14 Black-headed Gull, 11 Sand Martin, m Pied Wagtail, 2 Wheatear (J.Wilczur); 2 Willow Warbler (P.Pentek, P.Redmond)
  • Rotherhithe: 2 Buzzard N over doctor's surgery 13.30 (Richard Bonser)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 9 Common Snipe, Redshank, pr Kestrel, Reed Warbler sinnging nr ashby hide (RSPB tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 8 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Nuthstch (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: f Goldeneye, Tufted Duck/Pochard hybrid, 2 Shelduck, 2 Common Whitethroat, 30 Swallow (Martin Shepherd)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Red-breasted Merganser f type S basin mid pm, 13 Goldeneye, 1 Scaup m still on N basin W bank, 27 Little Gull, 2 Whimbrel till 14.10 when flew W (Franko J Maroevic); also 2 Black-necked Grebe, c50 Little Gull, 15 Common Tern, Peregrine, White Wagtail (Jim Sweetland tweet); 2+ White Wagtail in with Pied Wagtails. Shame about the widespread grass cutting. Just want to say a big thank you to the young lady who went out of her way to get me a Little Gull (lifetime tick) (Paul Francis); 23+ Little Gull [18+ ads & two 2cy & three 1cy], Red-breasted Merganser still, 3 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Tern, Fieldfare, Wigeon, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin dropped in at dusk, 51 Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldeneye (Sam Jones)
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: 1 House Martin N at 08:30, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 16 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay, (John & Janet Cadera, Kathy Morris and Richard Page-Jones)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "9.15-12.15": 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4+ Reed Warbler h, 6 Blackcap h, 10 Cetti’s Warbler h, 2 Raven, 2 Marsh Harrier pr, 2 Stonechat pr, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Bearded Tit incl 3h, (6 Peacock butterflies, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Brimstone, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Orange Tip, many Green-veined Whites) (Nick Moll)
  • Totteridge Valley: Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Swallow, 16 singing Blackcap, 11 singing Chiffchaff, 8 Lapwing, 2 Buzzard, 11 Rook, {4+ Orange Tip, 4+ Speckled Wood} (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 4 Green Woodpecker calling, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 m Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff incl six singing m, singing m Goldcrest Moat Wood, 3 m Nuthatch, Treecreeper, {2 m Brimstone, 2 m Orange Tip, 4 Peacock} (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm: 1-2 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Linnet, 4 Bullfinch, Kestrel, 2+ singing Skylark, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley)
  • "Walthamstow "Upper Walthamstow / Bisterne Avenue Park": singing male Willow Warbler all morning, singing Blackcap (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Common Whitethroat singing front/side paddocks border, Wheatear (m) rear paddocks, Willow Warbler singing Lammas Meadow, c10 Sand Martin Leyton Marsh (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow "Town Hall": 4 Mistle Thrush (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Scaup still on No 4, Brambling at bottom of No 3, 5 Yellow Wagtails over, 1 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzards N, 1 Willow Warbler singing, 2 Reed Warbler (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Swift S over Belgrave R 1335 (Bob Vaughan tweet); Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 2 House Martin, Swallow, 2 Linnet, Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Stock Dove, 3 Gadwall, Mistle Thrush (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Finchley: f House Sparrow near shops my first here, also m Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
  • Wildhill: Cuckoo (per Herts BC)
  • Woodoaks Farm: f Wheatear paddock opp farm-workers' homes (G.Lapworth/P.Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap (Charlie Farrell)

Tuesday 16th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: f Wheatear, m Gadwall, 2 Little Egret NE, Linnet, Peregrine (APOG Birders); White Stork NW c1240 (Bob Watts)
  • Bankside “SE1”: Willow Warbler in birches behind Tate 17.30, m Blackcap, Peregrine over N (Reuben Braddock)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck (John Archer)
  • Canons Farm: Common Whitethroat early-am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Crossness "Foreshore": Common Snipe, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, c75 Black-headed Gull, 4 Wigeon, Cetti's Warbler, 9 Shelduck, 6 Herring Gull, 34 Gadwall, c200 Teal, 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Cormorant (Bernie Weight); Yellow-legged Gull 2s, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls together E, Green Sandpiper (Richard Bonser)
  • Crossness NR: 6 Blackcap singing, 8 Linnet, 9+ Cetti's Warbler singing, Pied Wagtail, 3 Common Snipe, 9 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, 10 Teal, 5 Lapwing, 5 Shelduck, 62 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 3 Heron, 2 Little Egret, Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 6 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Peregrine on incinerator chimney (Bernie Weight)
  • Dollis Valley, Denham Farm: 6 Blackcap 4m 2f, 3 Chiffchaff, f Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch, Raven 12:16-12:32 circling and calling [from photo's identified as same as Totteridge bird] then flew towards Totteridge Valley (Samuel Levy)
  • East India Dock Basin: Common Whitethroat, 2 Little Ringed Plover (John Archer)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 3 Red Kite, Hobby, 7 Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail (per Herts BC); m Wheatear at back of old BT site, 2 Yellowhammer (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Golders Hill Park: 6 Mandarin 4m 2f site best, 5 Egyptian Goose pr with 1 young and pr incl blond m, Green Woodpecker (James Levy)
  • Great Warley: female type Ring Ouzel (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff {Brimstone, Small White Butterflies } (Charlie Farrell)
  • KGV Res: m Common Redstart showing well in bushes E of main causeway at 7.15am, m Wheatear on C Causeway, 6 Common Tern, Common Whitethroat behind Sailing Club, singing Willow Warbler, no sign of Smew, no Goldeneye am (Davey Leach)
  • Lea Valley Riding Centre: Common Whitethroat still around southern-most paddock - my thanks to Tony Piccolo for drawing my attention to it (Paul Francis)
  • London Wetland Centre: Yellow Wagtail, Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (WWT website); 2 Garganey, Jack Snipe, 3 Wheatear (Simon Fogg)
  • London Zoo: Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap (Woodland Walk) (Sam Jones)
  • Morden Hall Park: Lesser Whitethroat early-am (Steven Patmore per Surrey BC)
  • Nonsuch Park: 2 Little Owl, 2+ Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 3+ Blackcap (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Putney "Lower Common": 1+ Garden Warbler singing along approach path am (per Surrey BC)
  • Queen's Park: 1 male Blackcap singing in woodland walk (Callum Farrell-Morris)
  • Rainham RSPB: White Stork over late am (BirdGuides); Cattle Egret fr boardwalk betw ken barrett and shooting butts hides 1440 (Michael Holt tweet)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Red-crested Pochard (3m 1f) on Upper Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 14 Gadwall, 2 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Willow Warbler, f Teal, calling Reed Bunting, 12+ Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff, m Pochard, 5 singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 3+ Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, calling Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • St James's Park: 2 Mediterranean Gull circling the Lake and calling for a few minutes from 08.25 before departing E (Frank Nugent, Jo Lawrence)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2 Ring Ouzel still (Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoir: Garganey still, f Red-breasted Merganser still, Black-necked Grebe, 34 Little Gull, Willow Warbler causeway briefly, Yellow Wagtail over early-am (Oliver Metcalf tweet); also 1 Scaup, 1 Little Ringed Plover mid-am (Rich Petley) Judging from the images on twitter the RB Merg appears to be an imm male? - R Callf
  • Stoneleigh "Station & Broadway KT17": 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “08.45-13.15 HT 11.30”: 1-2 Grasshopper Warbler probably 2, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garganey m, 1 Wheatear, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Whitethroat, 24 Greylag Goose, 5 Canada Goose 3 river, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Cetti's Warbler 6h, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat pr, 5 Blackcap, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Reed Warbler h, 3 Linnet, 8 Redshank river, 2 Turnstone river, 1 Common Sandpiper river, 1 Great Crested Grebe river, 6 Shelduck river, 12 Teal river, 13 Gadwall 12 river 1 black_duck marsh, 2 Oystercatcher river, 5 Mediterranean Gull 5 over 1 h, 8 Grey Heron 3 nests with some young seen, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Water Rail h, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Raven, 2 Skylark, 1 Pochard m, {5 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Speckled Wood butterflies, 12 Common Carder, Garden Bumblebee, Hairy Footed Flower Bee, 1 Grey Seal with fish} (Roger Keith / Paul Larkin)
  • The Brook BR5: 3+ Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Tooting Commons: no further sign of y'day morning's Wood Warbler (per Surrey BC)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 34 Blackcap 30m 4f, 2 Nuthatch, 14 Stock Dove, 32 Rook, Willow Warbler substation, Swallow, 3 Cormorant, Bullfinch, 8 Lapwing, 3 Teal, Treecreeper, Common Whitethroat owl_field, Red-legged Partridge, Little Owl, Raven 10:36, 4 Common Buzzard, f Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, 8 Fieldfare Folly Farm, Red Kite, 2 Linnet, 2 Coot, White Stork viewed from path to long pond circling arts depo North Finchley then headed NW following the rough line of high road before lost from view 12:56-13:06 (Samuel Levy)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Cormorant, 2 Northern Shoveler m f Carr's Basin, 2 Stock Dove pr, {Cream-spot Ladybird} (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: {Stoat Moat Wood nr Ferny Hill entrance 13:12} (Robert Callf)
  • Tylers Hall Farm: Wheatear (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton)
  • "Walthamstow "Upper Walthamstow / Bisterne Avenue Park": male Blackcap with variant song type, Linnet over (Stuart Fisher) https://www.xeno-canto.org/467048
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: showy m Garganey no4 res early-am at least (David Bradshaw tweet); Garganey still present at 4.30 pm, also m Scaup, Common Sandpiper both on no4 (Davey Leach); 2 Little Ringed Plover, Red Kite, 3 Brambling, Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: White Stork over at 12:01, Short-eared Owl, Common Whitethroat, Cetti's Warbler, House Martin (first back over breeding site), Swallow, m Wheatear, 5 Skylark, 5 Linnet, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Meadow Pipit (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Yellow Wagtail, 3 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, 2 Stock Dove, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, pr of Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, 4 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 3 Teal (Nick Croft)
  • Wood Green: White Stork over BirdGuides HQ then drifted NW 1235 (BirdGuides)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 2 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 3 Common Tern, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 40+ Blackcap (Thomas Gibson)

Monday 15th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Lake, Thurrock: m Common Redstart (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Alexandra Park: 7 Swallow, pair Peregrine, 2 Linnet, [Speckled Wood] (APOG Borders)
  • Banstead, Surrey: Hobby over 1055 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Corbets Tey: m Cuckoo (Mike Limehouse per ELBF FB)
  • Eastcheap "EC3": Greenfinch singing (John Colmans)
  • Fairlop Waters: Lesser Whitethroat, Swallow, Willow Warbler (Joe Dickens)
  • Harold's Park Farm, Nazeing: m Wheatear, 4 Fieldfare N, 3 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard (Martin Shepherd)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Mike Limehouse per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Reservoir: m Smew still, 2 Wheatear (Andy Reid per ELBF FB)
  • Lamorbey Park: Peregrine Falcon (Jack Headley)
  • Lea Valley Riding Centre: 1 Common Whitethroat constantly between tree and brambles with nest material adjacent to mound by southern-most rear paddock, also 4+ Linnet, 4+ Stock Dove in rear paddocks (Toni Piccolo)
  • Lee "Woodyates Rd SE12": male Ring Ouzel briefly in back garden before moved on by Blackbirds (Martin Hallam)
  • London Wetland Centre: Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, Wheatear, Water Pipit, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Common Snipe (WWT website); 4 Mediterranean Gull over NE, Dunlin (Simon Fogg); 2 Wheatear (grazing marsh wader scrape), Peregrine hunting over main lake/grazing marsh, pair Mandarin main lake (Martin Honey)
  • Norwood Grove: 6 House Sparrows on semi-detached houses (Michael Mac)
  • Orpington "Cockmannings Ln BR5": Wood Warbler singing in a small wood adjacent to the lane this evening. Provided excellent views. (Charlie Carpenter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Avocet, 6 Ruff, Greenshank, 9 Mediterranean Gull, Short-eared Owl, pr Kingfisher, f Merlin, 20 Curlew, 10 Swallow, House Martin, 2 Wheatear (Andy Tweed/Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: Great Black-backed Gull 2cy ENE 0650, Willow Warbler, f Pied Wagtail building nest (Twitter)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ring Ouzel still, Brambling still on path to sutton hide 1300 (Trevor Manship tweet); 2 Ring Ouzels both still present from 18:30 onwards, 2-3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk, 12+ Swallow, 5+ Sand Martin (Jack Headley); also incl Oystercatcher fr tyler hide, Kestrel over (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 4 Little Gull over south basin but difficult to count in the strong SE wind and glare so probably more, Garganey around north tower showing well, White Wagtail (John Edwards); also Scaup still, Red Kite, 20+ Little Gull still, 15 Common Tern, Peregrine (Jim Sweetland tweet); Red-breasted Merganser f type E side of S basin late pm, 24 Little Gull, 15 Goldeneye, 6 Teal, 33 Shoveler, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Franko J Maroevic)
  • St. James Park: 1 Caspian Gull, 2 Preregrines (hunting gulls), Little- and Great-Crested Grebe, Pochard, ..., many exots, few songbirds (Simon Kiesé)
  • Stocker's Farm: 10 Swallow arr'd back today (Geoff Young via Herts BC)
  • Tooting Commons: Wood Warbler [Ldn foy] singing in Bedford Wd TQ293723 am (Mark Patterson tweet)
  • Trent Park: imm Cormorant, 2 male Mandarin Duck, f/imm Sparrowhawk perched in larch Williams Wood for 5 mins, Kestrel, 3 m Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 3 singing m Nuthatch, 4 Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm: 2-3 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff, singing Cetti's Warbler, calling Bullfinch, singing Skylark, Kestrel (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1m Scaup East Warwick, 10 Shelduck, 31 Shoveler, 2m Brambling, Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Reed Warbler, 15+ Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail (Walthamstow Birders)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: f Kestrel, Blackcap, Greenfinch, Dunnock last 2 species first time seen here (Michael Mac)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Ring Ouzel 0725 (Paul Thomas tweet)

Sunday 14th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Swallow, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: Raven over am, Jack Snipe (Roy Beddard & Bob Husband); 5 singing Cetti's Warbler, 27 singing Blackcap, 11 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 6 House Martin, Sand Martin (Andrew Self, Simon Worsfold)
  • Brockwell Park: Blackcap (1-2 singing), Greenfinch (2 singing), 11 Tufted Duck (6 males), 10 Mallard (all males) - main pond, Stock Dove (Tony Stones)
  • Bushy Park: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 2 Shelduck, Song Thrush (Ian R Watson) also unidentified wader Snipe/ Woodcock size flying fast over Heron Pond (am)
  • Chiswick: Sparrowhawk by Quintin Boat Club at 1030, Cetti’s Warbler calling in the hedge (Mike Foster)
  • Fairlop Waters: male Common Redstart, singing Common Whitethroat, 3 singing Willow Warblers, 2 Yellow Wagtails, White Wagtail (Alan Bell)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": Collard Dove (foy), 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach "0745-1300": Pochard, Common Snipe, 20 Redshank, 2 Arctic Tern, 28 Common Tern, 2 Sand Martin, Swallow, 3 Blackcap, m Ring Ouzel (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Great Warley: pr of Raven (A.Middleton, Colin Jupp)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Green Sandpiper, m Cuckoo (per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull 2cy, 3 Jack Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 12 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Swallow, Water Pipit, 4 Redshank, Kingfisher, 2 Green Sandpiper, Shelduck, 4 Snipe (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: incl Kestrel, Sedge Warbler singing, 2 Reed Bunting m f (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 8 Avocet, 16 Curlew (Graham Sutton per ELBF FB); 3 Marsh Harrier, Whimbrel, Ruff, 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Common Tern, Short-eared Owl (Nick Croft per ELBF FB); 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Common Buzzard, 120 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 15 House Martin, Common Whitethroat (Phil Street per ELBF FB); Yellow Wagtail (Steve Smith); 6 Mediterranean Gull (Howard Vaughan, Patrick Hart, Graham Sutton via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 2 f Wheatear (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Ruxley GP's "Permit only": 4-5 singing Cetti's Warbler, 17 Gadwall, 15+ Blackcap, 7+ Chiffchaff, 4 Swallow, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, calling Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, 5 Great Crested Grebe (Jack Headley, Richard Herbert)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl Wigeon, Green Sandpiper, Common Tern fr draper hide (Emily Leonard tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 6 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 12 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Ring Ouzel still (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Ring Ouzel male N section, 2 Kingfisher early am (Bob Warden & Dave Kenrick per FJM)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Garganey drake, 1 Scaup drake, 20 Little Gull, 2 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Bob Warden & Dave Kenrick per FJM); Little Ringed Plover (Apatura Ilia tweet)
  • Stanborough Park "area TL223103": 56 Golden Plover [many in s/p] on field northeast of Hatfield Garden Village betw Green Lanes and A1[M] (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 13 Pheasant (8 seen with 1 female), Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, f Peregrine, 3 Lapwing, 7 Stock Dove, 5 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 12 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Reed Bunting, 18+ Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley: f Wheatear, 28 Fieldfare, 8 Lapwing, Red Kite, Meadow Pipit (all Folly Farm); elsewhere: 3 Teal, m Reed Bunting, Linnet, Bullfinch, 8 Pheasant, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, Speckled Wood (Ian Ellis) f Wheatear, 8 Lapwing, Red Kite still pm. Also Little Owl (Samuel, Edward & Toby Levy)
  • Twickenham: Red Kite over Strawberry Hill golf course at 1830 (Mike Foster)
  • Verulamium Park: Hobby over c3pm (Peter Cotgreave via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Black Redstarts on rear paddocks, 2 Swallow N over Leyton Marsh (Alastair Dent, R Rios) AD/RR - Are the paddocks near the Riding Centre? (I surmise this is possibly a silly question!) Paul Francis. Yes they are, the rear paddocks are N and E of the stable buildings, shown as Porters Field on some maps. BR was near the W end of the temporary white fence when I saw it, close to the path that runs up the west side of the paddocks. AD Thanks. PF
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Scaup still on No 4, Brambling behind Anglers' hut on No 4, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Reed Warbler (FOY), 2 Goldeneye, 3 Common Terns (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1 Redwing (Tony Brown)
  • Wanstead Park: Green Sandpiper (Bob Vaughan)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: 1 Redwing (Micheal Mac)
  • West Putney: male Ring Ouzel Dover House Road Playing Fields (John Cass and Martin Parker)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Pheasant heard, Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, 7 Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 13th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 House Martin, 3 Swallow, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 16 Golden Plover S 1035 (William Bishop tweet)
  • Beckton STW "no public access": Common Buzzard, 14 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, f Ring Ouzel still 0815, 32 Fieldfare (Dave Morrison tweets)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard)
  • Bushy Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Skylark (Ian R Watson)
  • Collier Row: Common Buzzard over the Moby Dick golf course at 3.30pm (Simon Worsfold)
  • Connaught Water: Garden Warbler (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Ring Ouzels (male landfill & female marshes), Common Whitethroat (Ralph Todd)
  • Denham Quarry Trail: 6 Blackcap, male Reed Bunting, 4 Pochard, 2 Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Frays Farm Meadows: male Pheasant, Cetti‘s Warbler calling, {Roe Deer} (Nigel Barratt)
  • Fulham Reach: Shag 2cy on wharf opp London Wetland Centre by crabtree pub 0845 (checked again throughout the day but didn't find it again) (Nathalie Mahieu) photo
  • Hainault Forest "Park Farm": m Common Redstart, m Yellowhammer (Neil Twyford per ELBF FB)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": Swallow, House Martin, Linnet all N (Pete Mantle)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Little Gull, 1 Common Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Brambling, 1 Goldeneye, 2+ House Martin, c15 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin (Tony Blake)
  • Home Park "Long Water": 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Yellow Wagtail, 15+ Pied Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit (3 singing), 4 Skylark (1 singing), Swallow, 20+ Sand Martin (Nick Tanner)
  • KGV Res: 2 Yellow Wagtail (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Lamorbey Park: 6-7 singing Blackcaps, 3 singing Chiffchaffs (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Little Ringed Plover, 5 Common Snipe, 3 Redshank, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Water Pipit still (WWT website); 1 Yellow Wagtail briefly on grazing marsh, 1 Jack Snipe on wader scrape, 1 House Martin (Sarah Morrison); also 1 Jack Snipe on the grazing marsh at the same time as the one on the wader scrape (Martin Honey)
  • Rainham RSPB: Arctic Tern downriver 10:45, 2 Common Tern, Knot [Ldn foy], Grey Plover, 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, Dunlin, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, Barn Owl, 5 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); also Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 9 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB); also incl 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, Little Ringed Plover, 15 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 5 Common Snipe, 15 Redshank, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Barn Owl, 152 Sand Martin, 13 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 20 Sedge Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler (Brian Churches, Jonathan Wasse, Phil Street et al per ELBF FB); Hobby, Water Pipit (Howard Vaughan via ELBF BF); Little Gull (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB); 2 Short-eared Owl (Tricia & Jim Cambell per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: m Wheatear (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Ruxley GPs "Permit only": my 1st Little Egret on site for a while, 2-4 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 2 calling Cetti's Warbler were present (Jack Headley)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 m Ring Ouzel paddock by entrance track still 0900-1100 at least (BirdGuides); also incl 12 Brambling flock nr willow hide (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Lodge Farm: Red Kite, m Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Stock Dove, Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: 4 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Ring Ouzel together, 2 Wheatear am (Jim Sweetland tweet); 3 Ring Ouzel 2m f still on north & west sides 1215, m Wheatear (Dom Pia per FJM/via Twitter/BirdGuides)
  • Staines Res: 4 Shelduck, m Garganey on S basin W bank, m Scaup, displaying pr Goldeneye, Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, 50+ Little Gull (Dom Pia); 4+ Common Tern, c10 Sand Martin, 4+ Swallow (Neil Anderson et al); also Red-breasted Merganser fem type on S basin W side early am, 3 Arctic Tern on N basin early am (Bob Warden, Dom Pia per FJM)
  • Stoneyfields Park, Edgware: Male Gadwall, male House sparrow (Dianne Murphy)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Nuthatch, 19 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Bullfinch, Raven circling distantly over Long Pond, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Song Thrush, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Redwing [equal latest record for the valley] owl_field, 32 Rook, Linnet N, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Meadow Pipit N, 7 Lapwing (Totteridge Valley Birders & NW London RSPB Group et al)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, Grey Heron, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap 2m f, Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, m Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper incl pr courtship feeding Moat Wood, 3 singing m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Twickenham: Red Kite over York House at 1455 (Mike Foster)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Black Redstart on paddocks (BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Scaup still on reservoir no4, 4 Swallows feeding over reservoirs no4 & no5, Fieldfare flock beside hide on Warwick Reservoir East (Callum Farrell-Morris); m Common Redstart by central path TQ350886 still am but elusive (BirdGuides); male Brambling same location as Fieldfares, 13 Sand Martin north. (Mark Wardman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Little Owl, Cetti's Warbler, 1 Redwing (very late Spring record for location), 2 Little Owl, 15+ Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, 1 Teal, 2 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk. (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Putney, Dover House Road Playing Fields: m Ring Ouzel at 06.54, Was the m Ring Ouzel seen today. Is it on the Roehampton Playing Fields, Dover House Road [Shailesh Patel] No sign Ring Ouzel this morning (Sarah Morrison)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Snipe, Coal Tit, Sparrowhawk, 10+ Blackcap (Chris Farthing)

Friday 12th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, Peregrine, 5 singing Chiffchaff, pair Sparrowhawk (APOG Birders)
  • Brockwell Park: House Sparrow response to Steven Robinson - I have photographic evidence that a repair was made to the building in the walled garden, when it was put up for letting about 2 years ago and at least one long term used nest site was blocked off, possibly 2 and I hope this doesn't happen at the house. Photo shows bird at nest which was blocked off.
    House sparrow nest site
    (MIchael Mac) - Hi Michael - have you contacted Iain Boulton about this? It would be much better if you do it, rather than me, as you can give a first hand account of the issue. Steven - iboulton@lambeth.gov.uk Ok thanks I will contact him, it could be the people who took on the let of this building who did it? (Michael Mac)
  • Camley Street Natural Park (King's Cross): 2 singing male Wrens, Long-tailed Tit, singing male Cetti's Warbler, Greenfinch - NB This tiny London Wildlife Trust reserve is closed for nine months while a new visitor centre is under construction, but it can be partially viewed from towpath across the canal (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Crayford Marshes: m Ring Ouzel paddock nr Moat Ln 0715 (BirdGuides)
  • East India Dock Basin: Shoveler m rare here (for 3rd day), Swallow N, 2 Gadwall mf, 3+ Blackcap, 4 Shelduck, 26 Teal (John Archer & Tom Speller)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe incl pr incubating, 2 Mute Swan pr incubating, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 4 Mandarin Duck 3m f, 12 Tufted Duck 6m 6f, f Smew - of doubtful origin, Black-hd Gull 1s over, 3 Herring Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail pr, 4 m Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Coal Tit singing, 3 Nuthatch singing, m Chaffinch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: 1 Cettis Warbler in bramble singing Ken Gdns near tunnel under WCDrive, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Sand Martin (Vince Kinsler)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Skylark, 2 Linnet, 2 Swallow, 2 Green Sandpiper (Green Sandpipers seen from the path leading to Berwick Woods; not visible from the viewing area. Paul Francis)
  • KGV Res; c.8.30am, large dark/light patterned bird at c.1km going low & north was probably a White Stork; thought I saw pink to rear and fore but I was taken by surprise - made phone-calls but don't think observers just to the north picked it up, so defo unconfirmed (A.Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull main lake pm (WWT per Surrey BC)
  • Molesey Heath: Yellow-browed Warbler still by large grey pipe crossing R Mole. Access via Approach Rd at KT8 2LL and follow f/p southeast. (Dave Harris per Surrey BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: White Stork over aveley pools 1350 (Tom Bell [finder] per SL); White Stork circled the reserve for c30min being harassed by gulls before heading NW, 5 Blackcap, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, 7 Chiffchaff, 30+ Common Tern, 3 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, Whimbrel, 18+ Sand Martin, 33m Cetti's Warbler, 13m Sedge Warbler, 2m Reed Warbler, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Rock Pipit, m Peregrine, 16 Snipe, 6 Little Egret, 5 Marsh Harrier, 9 Mediterranean Gull high NE, 2 House Martin, Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, Jay, 3 Bearded Tit, 6 Swallow, 4 Ruff, Rook, m Stonechat, 11 Stock Dove, 3 Corn Bunting, Raven, 2 Egyptian Geese, Red-breasted Merganser down river (Samuel Levy, Ben Rumsby, Arjun Dutta, James McCulloch, Calum Mckellar, Fraser Cattini); also 60 Sand Martin (per ELBF FB); 3 Bar-tailed Godwit [Ldn foy] (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB); Little Ringed Plover (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB); Grasshopper Warbler [Ldn foy] (Tony Cartwright per ELBF FB)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 20+ Gadwall, Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8+ singing Blackcap, 7+ Chiffchaff, 2 calling Bullfinch, 2 singing Greenfinch, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Jack Headley)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 2 Ring Ouzel paddocks by entrance track 0920 (Mathew Bournat tweet); also Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail east lake islands (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Green Sandpiper north, Yellow Wagtail (Martin Shepherd)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Red-breasted Merganser fem type along far S & W end of S basin early pm, 1 Garganey drake still along W bank S basin, 13 Little Gull, 5 Common Tern, 3 Black-necked Grebe on S basin, 1 Scaup drake in SE corner of N basin close to causeway, 1 White Wagtail (Max Buckley, Franko J Maroevic)
  • Surbiton (Ditton Nurseries): 2 local Buzzard, f Kestrel (Neil Anderson)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh 10.00-11.30”: 2 Swallow (over heading N), 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Raven, 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Marsh Harrier 3 Cettis Warbler h (Roger Keith)
  • Twickenham: Red Kite over East Twickenham at 1230 (Mike Foster)
  • The Brook BR5: 6+ Blackcap, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Common Redstart, 2 Brambling, Scaup still No 4, 2 Buzzards, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 30 Swallows, 100 Sand Martins, 3 Common Terns, Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders); Shelduck on No 4 (Tony Stones)
  • West Putney, Dover House Road Playing Fields: m Ring Ouzel same day as last year. (R.Kaye) Still present at 13.00 (B. Whiskin per Roger Morton)
  • Westbourne Park: Grey Wagtail (Charlie Farrell)

Thursday 11th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Swallow, pair Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Bexley Upper College Farm: 4 Skylark, Cetti`s Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Bernie Weight)
  • Brockwell Park: pr Grey Wagtail male with no tail, 2 singing Blackcap, Little Owl, Mistle Thrush, 1 f House Sparrow at ponds - House Sparrow nest sites in building in walled garden have been boarded up and the council intend to renovate the central house Brockwell Hall, which has sparrow nests in the roof and walls (Michael Mac) - I’ve just contacted Iain Boulton (the Lambeth environment officer) about this and he said that the eaves in the roof of the building in the walled garden have not been boarded up and that Brockwell House will be renovated, but it is in the very early stages and will have ecological surveys which will include nesting birds and roosting bats to ensure that there is no intentional harm caused to these protected species or any features they currently use. [Steven Robinson]
  • Brook Farm Open Space: 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Little Egret, {Brimstone, Small White} (Samuel Levy)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield "Ferny Hill/ Hadley Rd Jubilee Path": Lapwing, 70 Stock Dove, feeding with c120 Woodpigeon (Pete Lowman)
  • Clissold Park 2 Red-crested Pochard on New River section (Ernest Thomason)
  • Crossness NR "Thames shore": 2 Marsh Harrier low E, 2 Peregrine Falcon above Thames (1 seen on incinerator chimney just before), Little Grebe, Willow Warbler [with nest material in protected area - assumed as not nesting on the ground] (Paul Francis)
  • Dulwich Park: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Little Grebe (Dave Clark)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 7 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Little Egret, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose & 1 young, 2 Mute Swan and nest (Bernie Weight)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Kestrel, 3 Sand Martin, m Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, Pied Wagtail 4, m Reed Bunting (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead Heath: m Wheatear on Athletics Track, Willow Warbler, pr Blackcap Highgate No 1 Pond (Allan Stewart); pr Egyptian Goose, 1 m Mandarin Duck Highgate Boating Pond (Michael Thain); "Heath Extension" 3 Ring Ouzels (2m) perched and feeding around the rugby pitch first seen at 1715 (Andy Overall, Adrian Brooker, Pete Mantle)
  • Harold's Park Farm, Nazeing: Willow Warbler, Peregrine, 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Yellowhammer, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit (Martin Shepherd)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing, Cetti's Warbler, 23 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • KGV Res: Wheatear, Sand Martin, Little Egret (Christopher Wright)
  • Lincoln's Inn Fields: 3-4 Blackcaps feeding on berries (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Pintail, 2 Common Redshank, Sand Martin (Shailesh Patel)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: pr Red-breasted Mergsnser still 0850 (Derek Barker via Herts BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 12 Sedge Warbler, m Common Redstart (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Royal Oak: Common Buzzard 15:15-15:20 then S (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Ruxley GP's "permit only": 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, single House Martin, 8-10 Swallow of note (Jack Headley)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Cattle Egret s/p fr draper hide (Mary Smith tweet)
  • Southfields "Granville Rd SW18": Blackcap (still) singing in the back garden (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Ring Ouzel nw cnr pm (Adam Bolton tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Red-breasted Mergansers on S basin 09.50 drake still early pm, 45 Little Gull early pm, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Garganey, 1 Scaup still on N basin, Sandwich Tern over 07.45 am (Bob Warden, Ken Purdey, Dave Morris, Allan Goddard per FJM)
  • Sutcliffe Park: 4 Tufted Duck 2m 2f, 2 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • The Brook BR5: calling Bullfinch, c8 Blackcap, 3-4 Chiffchaff, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Jay, Little Egret, m Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Long-tailed Tit, 22 Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Swallow, f Mallard with ducklings (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 16 Common Buzzard, 3 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 31 Stock Dove, 32 Rook, 17 Blackcap, 9 Meadow Pipit N, 3 Red Kite, 6 Lapwing, 2 Little Owl, Swallow (Folly Farm), Treecreeper, 3 Goldcrest, 19 Chiffchaff, 4 Teal, Willow Warbler (Darlands), 2 Bullfinch, {3 Small Tortoiseshell, Plently of Bee-fly, Peacock, Comma, Brimstone} (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 7 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Cormorant, 5 Mandarin 3m 2f, Mistle Thrush, pair of Tufted Duck (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: male Wheatear on paddocks (J-P Elmes)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 10+ Fieldfares still by poplars btn E Warwick and No 5 (Quentin Given); Scaup still on No 4, 2 singing Willow Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler (Walthamstow Birders); 2 Little Ringed Plovers on East Warwick (Richard Moorhead)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart still in enclosure east of long wd, m Ring Ouzel flew to coronation copse 0840 (Wanstead Birding tweets); Common Snipe, 4 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel. pr of Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, pr of Pochard, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Linnet (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Red Kite (Adrian Podmore)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Gadwall 4m 3f, 4 Common Pochard 3m f, 2-3 singing Cetti's Warbler, 3 m Blackcap, Chiffchaff singing, Willow Warbler singing, 2+ Long-tailed Tit, m Chaffinch singing, 1-2 m Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 17 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker including pair at nesthole, 5 Linnet (Charlie Farrell)

Wednesday 10th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail N (FOY), 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Swallow, Sand Martin, 3 m Red-crested Pochard, pair Gadwall, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 2 Little Gull on mud below viewpt 0940 (Murray Orchard tweet)
  • Barking Bay: 19 Mediterranean Gull (per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Whitethroat singing, 16 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, Buzzard, Red Kite, 3 Snipe, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Greylag Goose, also 2 Brimstone and Small White (John Colmans)
  • Brixton: Blackcap singing briefly Josephine Avenue before flying high over houses (Tony Stones)
  • Brockley: Barriedale Allotments, singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Common Lizard, butterflies present included Orange Tip, Brimstone (Keith Chambers)
  • Brook Farm Open Space: 4 Redwing seen gaining height at 06:18, also 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: Common Buzzard, 4 Lapwing, 10 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Curlew, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Tern, Skylark, Wheatear, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam & Martin Hallan)
  • Crystal Palace: Hobby over stn early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Enfield "Ferny Hill/Hadley Rd Jubilee Path": 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, 2 Pheasant m f (Pete Lowman)
  • Finchley Centrel "BBS Square": 8 Redwing N, 2+ Meadow Pipit N, 8+ Blackcap, Little Egret, f Sparrowhawk, m Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch (Samuel Levy & Joan Arnold)
  • Finsbury Park: 3-4 Willow Warblers, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 3+ Little Grebes (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 4 Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (John Bushell)
  • Greenwich Park: 3 Swallow (Ray Crouch)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 6 Teal, Cattle Egret, Lapwing 1445 (Andy Holmes via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hampstead Heath: Yellow Wagtail over Parliament Hill 08:15 (Allan Stewart & Pete Mantle)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 13 Black-necked Grebe, 4 Little Gull, 2 Common Tern at dusk (Allan Stewart)
  • Hyde Park: Sand Martin, Reed Bunting in Diana Memorial reeds (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Mediterranean Gull S (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Reservoir: 2 fem Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Common Scoter both on n basin early am, 6 Little Gulls s basin, m Smew still s basin, 8 Common Terns, 20+ Goldeneye, Swallow N, m Wheatear causeway, 2 Meadow Pipits 6.45-7.30am (Davey Leach); 3 Arctic Tern, Yellow Wagtail (Neville Smith per ELBF FB) Hey Davey, do you know how to obtain a permit for KGV? It seems to be shrouded in mystery. Thanks They are available from the Walthamstow Fisheries Office at the Entrance to Walthamstow Wetlands from Thames Water. They should cost £10 per annum but check when asking. Take two passport-sized photos. Many thanks. Hope that helps a few people. From what I was told - it's not the permit that's the problem it's getting a key - and I was told you need to get one cut from someone who already has one!
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Cormorant high nw, 1 f Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Yellow-legged Gull (per Surrey BN tweet)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: pr Red-breasted Mergsnser 0945, 2 Dunlin gravel workings pool 1000, 2 Common Tern (Peter Newbound via Nerts BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, small flock of Mediterranean Gull circling over the Thames at 10:45, Curlew, Little Ringed Plover, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Eduardo López Salas); Common Whitethroat (Stan Brown); 2 House Martin, 11 Sand Martin, Bearded Tit, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (both along river path towards Coldharbour Point), 11 Common Tern W, 2 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Barn Owl (James Hudson); "stone barges 10:30-11:10" Swallow W, Common Tern E, 3 Mediterranean Gull W (James Hudson); Red Kite, 87 Mediterranean Gull high S/SE 0850-1330 almost all ad (Martin Jordan, David Smith, Howard Vaughan et al per ELBF FB); 2 Arctic Tern (Sean Huggins, Howard Vaughan et al per ELBF FB); also 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 30 Snipe, 2 Kestrel, Sand Martin, Swallow, 4 House Martin, 14 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Blackcap, Stonechat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Corn Bunting (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB); Wheatear (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB); 2 Common Scoter (per ELBG); ad Little Gull (Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB); 2 Whimbrel (Tom Bell per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Ham Bottom 1 White Wagtail (Rose Chapman); Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 2 Wheatear - thanks to Rick for m, Skylark, Stonechat, Common Buzzard, 2 Swallow, {Speckled Wood butterfly} (Phil Davies & Paula Redmond)
  • St James's Park: 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 3 Egyptian Goose, poss White Wagtail briefly, Little Ringed Plover, Red Kite, 2 Teal, 6 Blackcap, 4+ Sand Martin, 4+ Swallow, singing Willow Warbler (Jack Headley); also incl Skylark, 12 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, House Martin, Ring Ouzel h calling in paddock by entrance track (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: Sparrowhawk, 9 Sand Martin, Swallow, 2 House Martin (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Garganey drake still by N tower, 1 Scaup drake N basin, 17 Little Gull [16 adults], 1 Arctic Tern, 4 Common Tern on S basin, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 White Wagtail (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Common Buzzard over NE at 13:45, 4 Jay, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “13.00-15.30 incoming tide”: 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 8 Stock Dove, 23 Jackdaw, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Raven, 13 Greylag Goose, 2 Stonechat (pr), 5 Linnet, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Snipe (over east then dropped into Botany Marsh), 3 Common Gull (river), 1 Turnstone (river), 1 Redshank (river), 2 Teal (river), 3 Great Crested Grebe (river), 6 Gadwall (river), {9 Peacock, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly} (Roger Keith)
  • Tottenham Cemetery: pr Grey Wagtail, Blackcap (Michael Mac)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Red Kite, 2 Coal Tit, 21 Blackcap, 20 Chiffchaff, 8 Common Buzzard, 32 Rook, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Teal, Willow Warbler (Darlands), Grey Heron, Reed Bunting, 3 Sparrowhawk, 27 Stock Dove, Cormorant, 8 Lapwing, Kestrel, 3 Pied Wagtail, 6 Swallow 2n & 4 Folly Fm, Little Owl, Common Snipe (dropped into cow field briefly before being chased off by the Jackdaw), f Peregrine, (Speckled Wood, 6 Red Admiral, 4 Brimstone, Comma, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, plenty of Bee-fly} (Samuel Levy & Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: 2 Cormorant ad & imm, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 2 Eurasian Teal pr lower lake, m Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap 2m f, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch incl pr collecting pine bark, 2 Goldfinch, {m Brimstone, 3 Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell} (Robert Callf); also 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, 10 m Mandarin, 3 Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk (Pete Lowman)
  • Upper Collage Farm: 3 Egyptian Goose over, 3+ Blackcap, singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Common Buzzard, Meadow Pipit, singing Skylark (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Sand Martin Leyton Marsh, 2 Reed Bunting (m f) S of boardwalk, 14 Stock Dove Leyton Marsh & paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: drake Scaup still on No 4, 5 Wheatear, 5 singing Willow Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler, Red Kite n at 1240, Buzzard, 3 Goldeneye, 10 Redwing, 10 Meadow Pipit n (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 male Common Redstart (one singing), f Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Cetti's Warbler,  2 Swallow, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Teal, Gadwall, Kestrel, 3 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Nick Croft); 2 Wheatear m f brooms 5pm (Chris Baldwin)
  • Wanstead Park: Willow Warbler, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 3 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Swallow (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: Cuckoo [Ldn foy] low N over gdn 1945 (Lee Dingain tweet). Hi Lee where did you see it anywhere near the Hamptons?-Bob Smith Lee via Twitter said it flew over his own garden & may have landed nearby. Hi Bob, it flew over my garden and then over the junction of Cromwell Road and Grafton Road at TQ 21052 65278. It seemed to drop down into the grounds of Linden Bridge School (and was being mobbed as it dropped) but could have gone straight through - Lee.

Tuesday 9th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Curlew S then NE after circling calling 0746, 4 Willow Warbler, 11 Swallow, pair Gadwall, pair Egyptian Goose, Skylark, Little Egret, 2 Treecreeper (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 3 Dunlin arr'd in front of viewpt 0640 but left 0700 (Ron Cousins tweets); 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Common Tern fr viewpt 0910 (Chris Gibson tweet); pr Red-breasted Merganser still 1200 but no sign 1425, Cattle Egret fr viewpt 1405 (BirdGuides)
  • Balham: Willow Warbler singing in Fontenoy Road 09.20 (Nick Moll)
  • Bankside "SE1": 2 Willow Warbler in Tate Modern Community Garden - silent (Reuben Braddock)
  • Barking Bay: 20+ Common Scoter off Creekmouth early-pm (BirdGuides)
  • Bexley DA5 (Upper Collage Farm): singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 singing Blackcap, 7 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard, 7-8 Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark (Jack Headley)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 adult Little Gulls but gone by 07:45, pair Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler (Andrew Self); Mergansers and single Little Gull still 10am, drake Shelduck, 16 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Andrew Verrall)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Lesser Whitethroat [Ldn foy], 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Camden: singing Willow Warbler on Barker Drive (Pete Mantle)
  • Crossness Foreshore: 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Redshank, 75 Shelduck, 2 Curlew, c56 Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Wigeon, 21 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, c250 Teal, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c70 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight).
  • Crossness NR: 12 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Willow Warbler singing, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 20 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 19 Shelduck, 7 Lapwing, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, c50 Black-headed Gull, Barn Owl, Skylark, Pheasant, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine on incinerator chimney, Grey Heron, 4 Stock Dove (Bernie Weight)
  • Edmonton "Picketts Lock Lane": singing Willow Warbler in roadside willows 07.15am (Davey Leach)
  • Enfield: Ferny Hill/ Hadley Rd, Jubilee Path: 2 Lapwing, m Pheasant, Skylark. ( Pete Lowman )
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - f Sparrowhawk took out Jay, however after 5 mins the Jay got away somehow. (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: pr Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Gallions Reach: 12 Common Scoter upriver 1100 then back downriver 1105, Dunlin, Little Gull, 8 Common Tern, Arctic Tern 1030-1300 (Gary James via Essex BwS); 4 Common Scoter downriver early-pm (BirdGuides)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 4 Common Scoter stayed around for around 10 mins drifting down towards Greenwich away from the O2, then flushed by a Thames clipper vessel, headed back towards the O2 1225-12.35 also1 Great Crested Grebe, Central Park Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Alder Carr Blackcap 6 (5m,1f), Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler 1 herd inside the Park. (closed Tuesday's) (Richard Green)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill area": 2 Willow Warbler, 7 Fieldfare on tree then N, 2 Meadow Pipit (Reuben Braddock) Wheatear in Kenwood Estate, eastern edge of West Meadow (MBS)
  • Heathrow: Willow Warbler singing in Compass Centre Car Park (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: incl Curlew over 1040, 2 Common Tern E along Serpentine then N 1140 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Kentish Town: 2 Willow Warblers (1 singing), Chiffchaff, Blackcap on Gaisford St am (Pete Mantle)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: 1 Sedge Warbler,2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stock Dove (Charlie Farrell)
  • KGV Res: 8 Common Scoter early-am, 4 Little Gull early-pm (BirdGuides) 1 Arctic Tern, 5 Wheatear (A.Middleton, T.Clancy)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 1 Ring Ouzel but flushed and flew N early am, 2 Wheatears, 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Bullfinch (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull 9am but not since, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Lee Valley, Bowyer's Water/Whitewater Centre: 2 singing Willow Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh: Hobby, 2 singing Willow Warbler, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake: singing Sedge Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Little Egret main lake fr headley hide, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, Swallow, 4 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear wader acrape [isl 39] (WWT website); also 4 Pintail, 2 Water Rail, 3 Jack Snipe, 16 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret E (pm), Peregrine, 8 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 6 Cetti's warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 4 Wheatear, 2 Water Pipit (Oscar Dewhurst, Simon Fogg); 12+ Blackcap incl 4f, Tufted x Pochard hybrid, 1m Mandarin in with captive collection (Martin Honey).
  • Oakwood Station: 2 m Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Queen's Park: 1 Chiffchaff (Callum Farrell-Morris)
  • Rainham RSPB: 22 Common Scoter 18 avely bay 4 upriver, 4 Red-breasted Merganser m 3f, 5 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 3 Grey Plover, 12 Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, Whimbrel [Ldn foy], 18 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Sanderling [Ldn foy], 15 Dunlin, Jack Snipe, 12 Common Snipe, Greenshank [Ldn foy], 43 Little Gull incl 11N at 1200, 32 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Skua [Ldn foy; 1 on river 1020 & 1 dark morph downriver 1340 per BirdGuides], 2 Raven, 50 Sand Martin, 16 Swallow, 18 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler, m Common Redstart river wall, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, Corn Bunting (per Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog)
  • Richmond Park: Willow Warbler singing (S.Read); m Red-crested Pochard, Swallow, House Martin, Pied Wagtail- Pen Ponds (P.Redmond)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": singing Willow Warbler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4+ House Martin, 6 Swallow, 10+ Gadwall, 8+ singing Chiffchaff, 7+ singing Blackcap, 5+ singing Song Thrush, Kingfisher, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, calling Cetti's Warbler (Jack Headley)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear 2m 2f playing fields [n side] 1715-1805 at least (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 1 m Wheatear, 6 Meadow Pipit (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Cattle Egret fr draper hide 1250-1305 then flew towards Amwell NR, also incl 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Redshank, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler (RSPB tweets)
  • St James's Park: Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 5 singing Blackcap, Water Rail, Peregrine (Frank Nugent)
  • St Mary Cray "Star Lane": Bullfinch (Patrick English)
  • South Norwood CP: 4 Teal (John Hughes via Croydon Birders); Swallow, Sedge Warbler (Brian Russell via CB) These were originally posted on wrong date by someone, so moved. (John Birkett - Croydon Birders admin)
  • Springfield Park: 4 male Red-crested Pochards (J-P Elmes)
  • Staines Reservoir: 29 Brent Goose mid-am then left ENE late-am returned and still early evng, m Garganey still near N tower, 4 Goldeneye, 6 Black-necked Grebe 5 still on S basin late pm, 10 Little Gull, 4 White Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Steve Spooner early am, Ken Purdey early pm per Dave Harris tweet, Dom Pia, Franko J Maroevic late pm); Yellow Wagtail also on causeway 1100, only 1 Little Gull at W end of N basin (Nigel Sluman)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 4 Shelduck on foreshore seen from Greenwich Side of Thames (Richard Green)
  • The Brook BR5: 6 Swallow, 5+ Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, 1-2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3+ Song Thrush, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull also Willow Warbler singing in woodland area adjacent to New Mill Rd (Jack Headley, Richard Herbert)
  • Tooting Common "6:15-7:45": Willow Warbler singing north side of lake, 13 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (James Hudson)
  • Totteridge "N20": singing Firecrest in gardens off Buckingham Ave (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: imm Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron ad & imm, 2 Eurasian Teal pr, Common Buzzard, 4 Song Thrush incl 3 singing m, 2 m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest pr, Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper 2pr incl courtship feeding & singing, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf); also 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Buzzard, Goldcrest, leucistic Grey Heron, Kestrel, m Mandarin, Sparrowhawk. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Avocet no4 res [s bank] 0805, 11 Little Gull Lockwood res [8 at 0825 then 11 early-pm], 3 Common Terns; Scaup, Avocet still no4 1315 at least (Garry James tweet); 3 Sedge Warblers singing, male Brambling, 7 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 5 Yellow Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails, 3 Wheatears (Walthamstow Birders); Willow Warbler singing Pymmes Brook 1910 (Tom Stuart)
  • Wanstead Flats: 16 Fieldfare, 20+ Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Skylark, Pochard (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Red Kite, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2+ Willow Warbler, Shelduck, 2 Teal, Peregrine (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Monday 8th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: House Martin, 3 Swallow, pair Gadwall, 2 Black-headed Gull both 1s (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 3 Little Gull fr viewpt, Sandwich Tern thru 1505 (BirdGuides); Arctic Tern dropped in & circled briefly then high N 1805 (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Barnes waterside: Swallow low through, singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Blackcap (Neil Anderson)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 2 pr Mandarin, 4 Gadwall (10 year ago at least 3 pairs bred every year and numerous all year round), 1 Shoveler, 4 Greylag, 11 Canada Geese, 2 male Blackcap, Grey Heron with metal ring number 1290351 after bread (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Gulls 1500-1530, 4 Dunlin 3 over & another on mud, Jack Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet over (Brent Birders)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill area": Snipe flew E at 1153, 10 Sand Martins, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin all W over Highgate ponds, c50 Meadow Pipits N, 3 Linnets N (Pete Mantle)
  • Hampton Wick: Buzzard circling to gain height then SE in straight line at 1300 (Mike Foster)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 7 Little Gull (BirdGuides)
  • Hyde Park: Swallow at Round Pond (Ian R Watson)
  • KGV Res "south basin am": c50 Little Gull [some may have moved through by 13:30ish], c10 Common Tern, male Ring Ouzel, Water Pipit, 3 Wheatear, c5 Meadow Pipit over, Rock Pipit over, 2 Little Ringed Plover, m Smew still, Black-necked Grebe (Andrew Middleton) Does the latest day's wiki load on everyone's smartphone? Two people can't get the latest day - what to do? Go right to bottom of page and click "View Full Site", which should give you the same version you see on a computer.. Thanks, will try.
  • KGVI Res: 6 Yellow Wagtail on bank (per Dom Pia tweet)
  • Lambeth: Pheasant in grounds of Imperial War Museum (J. Mitchell per A. Self)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult birds' yellow legs clearly seen) on roof of former Leatherhead Food Research building, together with 2-3 Herring Gulls that they are being aggressive towards. At least one YLG still present and preening itself at 18:00 (Neil Batten)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake: 9 Little Gull, Goldeneye, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, 40+ Sand Martin (north in one flock), 2 Treecreeper (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 24 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 7 Swallow SW, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler reedbed, 9 Blackcap (WWT website); 2 Dunlin (Simon Fogg); Little Gull 1600 (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Common Scoter on river east of yacht club, 14 ad Little Gull upriver am, ad Caspian Gull Wennington Marsh, Water Rail, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 3 Grey Plover, Avocet, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Sedge Warblers, Willow Warbler, Raven, Ruff, 3 Sand Martins, 3 Swallows (Sean Huggins); 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Marsh Harrier (John & Janet Cadera); imm f Peregrine, 50 Sand Martin, 16 Swallow, House Martin, Redwing (Howard Vaughan per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park "12.45": 4 Chiffchaff in the woods near the Bog Gate, 2 Skylarks over the field between there and Holly Lodge, Red Kite over Holly Lodge (Peter Hart)
  • St James's Park: 1 singing Willow Warbler, 5 singing Blackcap, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Brambling (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit 1545 (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoir: Garganey m nr tower on N Basin, 5 Little Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Black-necked Grebe all S Basin (Alastair Dent); also Scaup back on s basin, 4 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail causeway (Jim Sweetland tweet); also 8 Little Gull, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Dom Pia tweet); 21 Little Gull early-pm (Dave Morris per Franko Maroevic); Common Sandpiper s basin [w side] 1330, Redshank (Dudley Cox via Surrey BN)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 4 singing Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit (Neil Batten)
  • The Brook BR5: Willow Warbler seen & heard, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 6 Lapwing, c20 Linnet N in two small flocks, 10 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 9 Rook, pair Teal (John Colmans); "15:30-18:40" 3 Coot, drake Mandarin Duck, 32 Rook, 38 Stock Dove, 28 Meadow Pipit (16 Cow Field & 12 N), 4 Swallow low N, 8 Lapwing, 11 Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 5 Linnet N, Little Owl, 18 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, 6 Teal, 2 Treecreeper, Kestrel (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 2 Cormorant ad & imm, Grey Heron, 2 Eurasian Teal pr lower lake, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Nuthatch 3m f, 2 Chaffinch m f (Robert Callf); also 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Kestrel, 6 Mandarin 4m 2f, Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Osprey NW over East Warwick at 1329, 27+ Little Gulls, Blue-headed Wagtail on East Warwick at 1325, 19 Yellow Wagtails on ground and over, 2 Ringed Plover [DB - comma added per 'csv' data-format], and 2 Dunlin through Lockwood together (both FOY for site), 9 Common Terns also on Lockwood briefly, 3 Little Ringed Plover, steady stream of hirundines and Meadow Pipits north including one flock of 24, Wheatear still on East Warwick, drake Scaup still on No 4, female Brambling still in poplars, drake Red-crested Pochard (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart on alex still 0935 for 7th day (Wanstead Birding tweet); 2 male Wheatear, Swallow, 20+ Meadow Pipit (all north bar birds on territory), 4 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush, singing Stock Dove, 2 Teal, Linnet, Cetti's Warbler (Nick Croft/Marco Johnson); 3 Little Owl, Redstart still present 3pm (Chris Baldwin)
  • Winchmore Hill, N21 - Highlands Village: 2 Mistle Thrush pr (Robert Callf)

Sunday 7th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Swallow, pair Gadwall, pair Peregrine, Linnet (APOG Birders)
  • Alperton: Little Egret on R Brent (Twitter)
  • Amwell NR: Little Ringed Plover over 0700 (Allan Meadows via Herts BC); Mediterranean Gull in front of viewpt 1010 then N c1130 (Murray Orchard/Stuart Fox tweets)
  • Beckton STW "no public access": incl Common Buzzard, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, f Ring Ouzel, 40 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover, 10 Snipe, Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Swallow, 6 Redwing, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self, Simon Worsfold)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
  • Crossness: Mediterranean Gull adult in paddocks 14:00 (Paul Moss per John Archer); 1 Common Tern, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Swallow W, 1 Sand Martin E (John Archer)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Curlew, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, 20 Redshank, 6 Common Tern, 2 Sand Martin, Swallow, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hampstead Heath: 19 Blackcap 18m 1f, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Egyptian Geese, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Kestrel, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Greylag (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Hampton Wick "Kingston Bridge": 10 Sand Martin pm (Neil Batten)
  • Harold Hill: Chiffchaff h calling Boxhill Rd (G J Francis)
  • Hilly Fields Lewisham: 2 Blackcap, 2 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tom Moulton)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 80 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler wcl lagoon [arr'd y'day], f Brambling 0700 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Home Park, Hampton Court: 5 Shelduck E, 3 Sand Martin (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Swallow, 8 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Linnet over, also three broods of Egyptian Goose totalling 16 young (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • KGV Res: 2 Little Gull s basin, 2 Common Tern 1650 (Neville Smith per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 3 Pintail, 3 Common Snipe, 4 Redshank, 55 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail on marsh am, 2 White Wagtail pm (WWT website); Water Pipit still (BirdGuides); 3 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Blackcap (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Morden Hall Park: Willow Warbler slightly N of park past tramline and near Deen City Farm, mixed finch flock of Chaffinch, and 2+ Brambling NE during drizzle at 1pm, 11 Chiffchaff inc one possible pale ssp [pics taken], 14 Blackcap, 2 Treecreeper, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Peregrine, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 2 Nuthatch, Greenfinch, 30+ Wren, 2 Goldcrest (Arjun Dutta)
  • Palmers Green "Eaton Park Road, N13": 2 Swallow N 10:16 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Hobby (Andy Twee per ELBF FB); 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 3 Oystercatcher, 2+ Jack Snipe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Water Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler, 2 Pintail, 5 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 3 Swallow, Common Tern, m Stonechat singing (RSPB per Nick Croft); also incl 5 Sedge Warbler, White Wagtail (per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler (Paul Collins)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck, 7 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank all fr draper hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 4 singing Blackcap (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Brambling tyler hide, Reed Bunting singing (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Common Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: m Ring Ouzel north of northern footbridge still pm but elusive (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Great Northern Diver N end of N basin, 1 Garganey drake nr tower N basin, 3 Little Gull on S basin, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Bob Warden, Dave Carlson et al.); Great Northern Diver n basin still early-pm, 4 Black-necked Grebe still s basin (BirdGuides); drake Scaup n basin, 4 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher S (Alex Bayley); 5 Black-necked Grebes, 6 Little Gulls, 3 Common Terns, 2 White Wagtails, Yellow Wagtail (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Stanstead Innings: incl 2 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: c9 Pheasant 3 seen, Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 4 singing Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 12 singing Blackcap, 6 singing Chiffchaff, Rook, pr Reed Bunting, 15 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • The Brook BR5: 2+ singing Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 16 Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow [hirundine flock catching the abundant midges over rear paddocks], 6 Pied Wagtail (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Yellow Wagtails, m Scaup still on No 4, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Brambling, 20 Fieldfare, 5 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders); Kingfisher on No 3, Great Black-backed Gull, Buzzard (Charlie Farrell)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Redstart still on Alex, Wheatear (Marco Johnson per Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR "Lea Bridge Rd": Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Jon Agar)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: pr Greylag low over [my first here], 2 Grey Heron, Common Snipe, Little Owl, Swallow, 11 singing Blackcap, 6 singing Chiffchaff, c10 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 6th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler (FOY) singing from allotments near garden centre entrance, 2 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, pair Gadwall, 3 Greylag Wood Green Res, 23 Blackcap (22 singing males), pair Peregrine, {Speckled Wood} (APOG Birders)
  • Balls Wood: 4 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard (Jon Agar)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, Shelduck m, 5 Common Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Greenfinch (Andrew Haynes, Roy Beddard)
  • Broadwater GP: 3 male Red-crested Pochard, 2 Cetti's Warblers, Brambling (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Bury Lake: c40 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow (Michael Robinson via Herts BC)
  • Bushy Park: Sparrowhawk over main car park at 0945 (Mike Foster), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch (Ian R Watson)
  • Connaught Water: mobile flock of 10-15 Brambling 0800 (NE Ldn RSPB tweet)
  • Crossness: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sadnpiper, 1 Dunlin, 6 Curlew, 10 Oystercatcher, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Buzzard, 10 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (John Archer)
  • Fairlop Waters: incl Barnacle Goose, Skylark, Swallow, Willow Warbler (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Little Egret over 10:50, Grey Heron over 15:10 (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Black-tailed Godwit on inner lake - photographed (Pat Lipscombe)
  • Highbury: 30+ House Sparrow Laycock Green (Allan Stewart)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Avocet mid-aft swimming w/ gulls, ad Little Gull early-aft fr Hogg Ln platform [restricted view] (per Herts BN tweets/BirdGuides); 15 Black-necked Grebe still, Avocet still 1730, 40 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 25+ House Martin (Lee Evans via Twitter/Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Reed Warbler [Ldn foy] (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hounslow Heath: Red Kite, Kestrel, singing Willow Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Blackcap, {Speckled Wood} (Neil Anderson/LNHS party)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Little Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: m Ring Ouzel briefly early-am, f Brambling (Dave Harris per Surrey BC)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: male Shelduck, 41 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, 9 Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 10+ singing Blackcap, 15+ singing Chiffchaff, 3+ singing Reed Bunting, 10+ Linnet (Simon Papps)
  • Bar-headed Gull.

    Bar-headed Goose, London Wetland Centre, 6th April 2019 (© Shailesh Patel 2019)

    London Wetland Centre: [Bar-headed Goose] reservoir lagoon, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 5 Common Snipe, 3 Redshank, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Water Pipit (WWT website); Willow Warbler, Common Gull (Shailesh Patel); Reed Warbler [unconfirmed] singing nr headley hide 1600 (Laurence Arnold tweet)
  • Mudchute Farm: Wheatear, 4 Blackcap 1 singing, singing Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, 2 House Sparrow, no sign of Pied Flycatcher 8.00-10.00am (Harry Harrison)
  • North Sheen Manor Roads Allotments: Red Kite flying low 11am (John Tate)
  • Rainham RSPB: Jack Snipe butts hide, 3 Mediterranean Gull 2ad circling over Coldharbour Pt 09:10 & 3rd later on upriver, 4 Common Tern upriver 1010, 3 Sedge Warbler, Garganey, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ruff, 2 Curlew (Andrew Self); m Garganey, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Ringed Plover at Butts Hide 1230 (Charlie Clark); f Bullfinch (Tom Bell per ELBF FB); also incl 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Curlew, 5 Ruff, 6 Common Snipe, 16 Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Tern, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Sedge Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Corn Bunting (per ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 2 Brambling, 30+ Sand Martin, 20+ Swallow, 5 Teal, 8+ singing Blackcap, 3+ singing Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover (Jack Headley)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Common Snipe, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, 2 Swallow, Fieldfare, Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: m Ring Ouzel still north of wooden bridge 0645 (Tim Rymer tweet); Hobby hunting, Water Pipit s/p late-am (Roger Morton tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: 1 Garganey drake on N basin near tower early pm, 1 Scaup drake on N basin, 4 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Common Tern on S basin (Dave Morris per FJM); also 2 Common Tern pm, White Wagtail am (Jim Sweetland tweets)
  • Stanwell Moor: House Martin over (Roger Morton tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: Mediterranean Gull still on island fr tern_hide aft (Chris Sharp tweet)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “8.30-12.00 incoming tide”: 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcaps, 7 Cetti's Warbler h, 5 Linnet, 26 Magpie, 2 Mediterranean Gull (over), 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Raven, 2 Song Thrush, 28 Redshank (river), 2 Turnstone (river), 10 Gadwall (river), 2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull (river), 2 Curlew (river), 3 Reed Bunting, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 7 Pochard (6m 1f), 6 Canada Goose, 8 Greylag Goose, 2 Water Rail h, 1 Bearded Tit h, 1 Skylark, 1 Jay, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 5 Chiffchaff, 15+ Tufted Duck, 5 Blackcap, 2 Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge & Whetstone Station: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, 7 Canada Geese over (Samuel Levy)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 30 Blackcap 6f 24m, 8 Goldcrest, 18 Stock Dove, 20 Chiffchaff, 3 Little Owl, 3 Nuthatch, 37 Canada Geese, 3 Mandarin Duck, 22 Redwing 14E & 8 owl_field, 32 Rook, 6 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Meadow Pipit N, Common Buzzard, 8 Lapwing, 3 Coot, Cormorant, Red Kite, {Muntjac, Weasel} (Samuel Levy & Simon Worsfold)
  • Twickenham: Ring Ouzel h 1030 (Angelica Wilson tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: f Wheatear main gp nr 1st gate briefly early-am (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 House Martin, 8+ Sand Martin, 1 Kestrel over Leyton Marsh, c10 Linnet, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: ad Little Gull w/ BHGs West Warwick res 1415 before moving on (Lol Bodini tweet); Black-tailed Godwit on East Warwick island, Scaup still on No 4, Brambling, 15 Fieldfare, 2 Wheatear, c50 Sand Martin. 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart alex island 1035 for 5th day (Tony Brown tweet); m Wheatear, Mandarin (drake) first for years, Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Pochard, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Little Owl, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 4 Linnet, Brambling (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: Redwing, 10+ Song Thrush, 1 singing Mistle Thrush, Peregrine Falcon, 4 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 1 Yellow-legged Gull 3cy, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 3 Blackcap 2m 1f, 1 Redwing (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Wheatear grasslands early-am (Paul Thomas tweet), Sparrowhawk pm (Charlie Farrell)

Friday 5th April 2019Edit

  • Addington: Osprey E over Gravel Hill 0925 (BirdGuides)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Swallow, 3 drake Red-crested Pochard mostly in flight early evening, Shoveler, 3 Gadwall 2m f Wood Green Res, f Peregrine, 2 Linnet (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Garden Warbler (Oliver Marshall via Herts BC)
  • Bankside SE1: Red Kite over Blackfriars Bridge 13:10 - my first here, Peregrine circling high above Bankside (Reuben Braddock)
  • Battersea Reach, SW18: 2 Starlings, 2 Blackcaps (Manuel Lovell)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 13 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 7 Pochard, 44 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, Skylark, 24 Sand Martin, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 23 Chiffchaff, 27 Blackcap, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl 2 Red Kite N 1525, 14 Buzzard NE 1430-1545 (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Charing Cross "riverside": 2 Egyptian Goose 1830 (Michael Thain)
  • Clay Tye Wood: 4 Little Egret, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl, 600 Jackdaw, 100 Rook (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Curlew, 20 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3+ singing Skylark, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Wheatear, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Bexley RSPB)
  • East India Dock Basin: Grey Heron on island, Teal, Gadwall, Cormorant, dipped on Little Ringed Plovers, ditto Firecrest (Paul Francis)
  • East Lane WD5: Common Buzzard (Toby Mylett)
  • Enfield "Hadley Rd, Jubilee Path": 3 Common Buzzard, Lapwing (Pete Lowman)
  • Erith Pier: 5 Common Tern, 2 adult summer Mediterranean Gulls E, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull evg (Richard Bonser)
  • Farlows Lake SL0: Red Kite (Toby Mylett)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": singing Blackcap, 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: late Redwing in field nr churchyard (Jack Headley)
  • Great Wood WD3: Peregrine over E 11:35 (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenford "UB6": imm m Sparrowhawk landed just under 2 metre from me on pebble path with still live Starling in talons in my back garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 3 Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead Heath: singing Willow Warbler between Men's and No.1 Ponds (Alastair Dent)
  • Harold's Park Farm, Nazeing: m Common Redstart on paddock fence, with f Wheatear 09:04 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Green Sandpiper Mercers L TQ299523, 11 Sand Martin NE, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler singing Mercers L TQ302523 0800-0830 (Bill Haines via Surrey BN)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 15 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 4 Lapwing, Jack Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Peregrine, 15 Sand Martin, Swallow, Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush, 9 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 17 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Linnet (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Res: Water Pipit evg (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Lee Valley Whitewater Centre: singing Willow Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Flats "Snaresbrook CC": Yellow-browed Warbler h calling twice from trees along perimeter with Court and Leyton Flats but not relocated c7.30am, drake Mandarin flew off Eagle Pond c7am, singing Willow Warbler on one of the islands at Hollow Pond as yesterday, 4 Chiffchaff [one with very hoarse voice], 4-5 singing Blackcap (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 40+ Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap (WWT website); Great Black-backed Gull 1420 (Martin Wright via Surrey BN)
  • Mudchute Farm: m Pied Flycatcher still 1045 (Alan Lewis); from 14:45 for 20 mins along allotments (Michael Mac); still 5.40pm (Sean Huggins); Chiffchaff singing, Wren, good views of Pied Fly (Paul Francis)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite circling low until attacked by Crow (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: Ruff (Dave Callahan per ELBF FB); 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 15 Curlew (RSPB per ELBF FB); m Corn Bunting (Mark Vale per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 4+ Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red-crested Pochard- pr, 2f Pochard, 3 Pheasant- 2m + f, 4 Sand Martin, 8 House Martin, 4 Stonechat (Friday Bird Group)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck, Green Sandpiper, ad Mediterranean Gull (Alan Ford via Herts BC)
  • Scadbury Park LNR: 12+ singing Blackcap, 16+ singing Chiffchaff, 5 Green Woodpecker, 5-6 Jay, 2+ calling Coal Tit, m Kestrel & Common Buzzard. Very quiet otherwise (Jack Headley)
  • Shepherd's Lane WD3: Red Kite over (Toby Mylett)
  • Staines Moor: male Ring Ouzel, Water Pipit (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Garganey drake by S tower late am [2nd day], 2 Little Gull, 1 Arctic Tern [Ldn foy], 2 Common Tern, 4 Black-necked Grebe, 1 White Wagtail (Dave Morris, Bob Warden per FJM); "s basin 1600" Garganey, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Little Gull, 2 Common Tern still (Paul Watts tweet); Greater Scaup close in to walkway (Thomas Gibson); "s basin 1730" also 4 Shelduck, 2000+ Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull s/p, 4 Common Tern, 8 Sand Martin, 63 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit (Lee Evans tweet)
  • Stoke Newington: flock of 7-8 Waxwings feeding on berries nr 29-31 Kynaston Rd c16:00 briefly then over Stoke Newington High St (Fyfe Dangerfield)
  • Teddington: Red Kite over Broom Rd RG 1155 (Mike Foster)
  • Three Mills Lock: f Black Redstart (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley: Common Buzzard, 3 Rook, 2 Chiffchaff (Toby Mylett)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, 2 Grey Wagtail water outlet lower lake, 2 m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 singing m Chaffinch, 2 Peacock (Robert Callf); also 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Mandarin 2m f, Sparrowhawk, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Teal m f Lower Lake, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Wheatear willows fm (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, Brambling, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Goldeneye 3 W Warwick & 1 Lockwood, 3 Sandwich Terns Lockwood n end 12.52 (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Sand Martin, Red Kite, Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: first Willow Warbler of the year by Shoulder of Mutton, 2 Redwing, 5 Stock Dove, Linnet, 8 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 19 Teal, 4 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • White City: Peregrine circiling over A40 (Charlie Farrell)
  • Wimbledon Common: Swallow, 6 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Sandwich Terns came in from NE 1239 circled the site a few times then N 1244, 1 Common Gull 2cy, 3 Blackcap 2m 1f (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Wraysbury Reservoir: Red Kite, Canada Goose over (Toby Mylett)

Thursday 4th April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Greylag, 16 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Gadwall pr, 4 Pochard, 2 Peregrine pr (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 2 Brambling entrance track evg (Ron Cousins tweet); Caspian Gull 2cy again in evg roost (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Sandwich Tern [Ldn foy] (per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: singing Willow Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Brook Farm/Wyatt's Farm Open Space EN5: 6 Mallard over, Little Egret, 3 Chiffchaff (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam); Mallard with 10 ducklings, Little Egret, Jay in evening (Mike Paice)
  • Cassiobury Park: Little Egret river, Cetti's Warbler sang west of hub 0930 (Ian Bennell tweet)
  • Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap all in Wandle Park (Keith Bates)
  • Denham Lock: 2 Brambling, Cetti's Warbler (Dan Pinkham) Hi Dan, Can you share the exact location? I run Colne Valley birding on twitter and would love to locate the brambling. Thanks! hi good work, opposite bank of canal just north of café 7am Dp Thanks Dan! If I can get out the office later I'll go and have a look. Great find either way!
  • Enfield "Hadley Rd / Jubilee Path": 2 Greylag Geese in flight, 3 Lapwing (Pete Lowman)
  • Finsbury Park: 4 m Red-crested Pochard, 12 Pochard, 55 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Nuthatch (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Blackcap (singing) (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: 4 Sand Martin, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap m, Reed Bunting m, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler (Richard Green, John Bushell)
  • Hampstead Heath: Swallow, Parliament Hill (Pete Mantle)
  • Highlands Gardens EN5: Blackcap m (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 140 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 3 Brambling m 2f fdg in tree canopy at Nuffield Rd end (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hornchurch CP: Avocet fr viewing area 1710 (Shaun Harvey tweet); also Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Rob Sheldon tweet)
  • Hyde Park: Grey Wagtail singing by serpentine nr diana memorial reedbed (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • KGV Res: 100+ Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Peregrine, m Smew still, 4 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye (Tony Clancy, Brian Dawton)
  • London Wetland Centre: Yellow Wagtail circled low over the marsh then off N, 2 Pintail, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 50+ Sand Martin, 4 Redshank, 3 Snipe (WWT website); also 2 Pintail, 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kittiwake (briefly then W), 2 Peregrine, 3 Swallow, House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, White Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit (Oscar Dewhurst); Red-legged Partridge (Simon Fogg)
  • Maple Cross: 6 Yellowhammer in field hedge west of housing estate TQ025922 (Chris Bessant)
  • Mudchute Farm: m Pied Flycatcher still 1045 (Conrad Ellam tweet); still evg (John Booth tweet)
  • Panshanger Park: 3 Little Ringed Plover, Kingfisher, Hobby (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Jack Snipe (Purfleet and Butts hide scrapes), Avocet, 3 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Curlew, 4 Marsh Harriers, Peregrine, Wheatear (Sean Huggins); 3 Common Tern (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Sedge Warbler (David Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Pheasant m (P Pentek)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Snipe, ad Mediterranean Gull fr tyler hide, 40 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap (James King via Kent OS)
  • Staines Moor: Ring Ouzel still as y'day early-aft (Roger Morton tweet)
  • Stanwell Moor: Willow Warbler, 4 Wheatear (Roger Morton tweet)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, 11+ Tufted Duck, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": Peregrine, Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, Teal, 2 Coot, 10 Rook, 16 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove(s), 6 Tufted Duck 3m 3f, Green Woodpecker. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Vauxhall Bridge: Bar-headed Goose n bank (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Redstart still on Alex, 2 Sand Martin, Rook, 7 Meadow Pipit (4 on territory), 4 Skylark, 2 Teal, Linnet, Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: adult Kittiwake (with the gull flock from 1410 to 1450), 6 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 57 Tufted Duck, 2 Stock Dove, 41 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Blackcap (singing) (Niall T. Keogh)

Wednesday 3rd April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 9 Meadow Pipit, 3 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 2 Greylag, 2 Peregrine m f, 15 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Linnet (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW: incl 88 Gadwall, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 34 Redshank, 30 Fieldfare am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Bow "Antill Road E3": 4 House Sparrows 2m 2f, m Blackcap in garden (Harry Harrison)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 10 Swallow through in an hour a.m., Cetti's Warbler (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, Green Woodpecker (Tom Moulton)
  • Canons Farm: 2 House Martin SW, 30+ Meadow Pipit NW am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Little Egret (Tom Moulton)
  • East India Dock Basin: Firecrest in copse 1310 (John Archer per Bob Watts); Firecrest still 14.35-14.50 completely silent (Paul Hyland); Little Ringed Plover (James Palmer)
  • Fairlop Waters: 50 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Finsbury Park: 3 m Red-crested Pochard (James Palmer); also 12 Pochard, 34 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch (a pair), 1 Chiffchaff (singing) (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2 mudflats": 120 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1st w, 1 Yellow-legged Gull adult (Mike Paice)
  • Hackney Marshes: Great Crested Grebe on the river (unusual here), Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Gadwall, 6 Teal (Alastair Dent)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 4 Green Sandpiper, 30 Sand Martin, House Martin, 2 Bullfinch evg (Shaun Harvey tweet); also 3 Swallow (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: 6 House Martin, Sand Martin, Common Redshank, Red-crested Pochard, Willow Warbler (Shailesh Patel); also 2 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Redshank, Peregrine, 35+ Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap (WWT website); also 2 Shelduck, m Mandarin Duck, 54 Shoveler, 12 Pochard, 147 Tufted Duck, m Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Water Rail, 61 Moorhen incl 2 aberrant birds w/ all-yellow bills & frontal shields and legs, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 2cy, 50+ Sand Martin, 7 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 2 Meadow Pipit (Niall T. Keogh)
  • London Zoo: 2 Blackcap (Sam Jones)
  • Morden Hall Park: Common Redstart in hedge to west of wetlands am (BirdGuides)
  • Mudchute Farm: m Pied Flycatcher 08.30-08.45am location as yesterday, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush (Paul Hyland); Pied Fly still 10.40am at least, also 2 singing Willow Warblers (Sean Huggins)
  • Panshanger Park: pr Mandarin, pr Wigeon, 1+ Little Ringed Plover, 6+ Common Snipe, Redshank, 2+ House Martin Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: Short-eared Owl (Fraser Simpson); incl m Pintail, 5 Marsh Harrier, 8 Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 16 Curlew, Ruff, Jack Snipe, 20 Common Snipe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Peregrine, Bearded Tit, 7 Swallow, 20 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2m Blackcap, 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting (Andy Reid, Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtail (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 3 singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Frank Nugent)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 2 singing Sedge Warbler, 4 singing Blackcap, 5+ singing Chiffchaff, singing Cetti's Warbler, 3+ Brambling (still at junction where Seventy Acres borders Hooks Marsh and Police Pit), 15+ Shoveler, 6+ Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 180+ Black-headed Gull (lots of activity around the colony) (Simon Papps)
  • South Croydon: 3 Common Buzzard over Recreation Ground 1215 (Alan Pearson via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: m Ring Ouzel still north of northern footbridge, Willow Warbler, 3 Wheatear south of same bridge pm (James Hudson tweet); Rouzel north of northern footbridge still but flighty 1650, also 2 Little Egret, 2 Redshank, 2 Wheatear (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: 7 Goldeneye, 4 Black-necked Grebe, Redshank, 6 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Willow Warbler am (James Hudson tweet)
  • Stave Hill: m Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Greenfinch singing (John Cadera); Firecrest aft (Richard Page-Jones)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 2 male Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh/Meadow”: 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Cetti's Warbler h, 1 Raven, 3 Common Whitethroat 1h, 5 Chiffchaff (singing), 4 Blackcap (3 singing m & 1 f), 2 Shelduck, 2 Jay, 4 Greylag Goose (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 m Blackcap, 2 Swallow thro c19:00, 3+ Song Thrush, calling Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, calling Goldcrest, 2+ Stock Dove (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: m Common Redstart in paddocks am (Jamie Partridge tweet/BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Short-eared Owl, Red Kite and 2 Buzzards over, Scaup still on No 4, Brambling, Oystercatcher, large arrival of House & Sand Martins, 6 Swallows, Willow Warbler singing (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart at Alex scrub still am (BirdGuides); m Wheatear, 3 Mistle Thrush, Sand Martin, 40+ Meadow Pipit (2 singing on territory), 5 Skylark, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet, Little Owl, Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler, Pheasant (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Common Buzzard, Shoveler, 5 Teal (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Shelduck, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Peregrine, Redwing (Chris Farthing)

Tuesday 2nd April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite low N over Wood Green Res 0755, 9 Meadow Pipit mostly N, up to 9 Linnet, Peregrine, pair Egyptian Goose, 14+ Pied Wagtail including group of 10 N, 12 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Gadwall, 3 Great Crested Grebe Wood Green Res, 2 Little Grebe Boating Lake, 4 first winter/first summer Black-headed Gull, 5 Greylag, 4 Linnet (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Mediterranean Gull 2s opp viewpt 0930 (Barry Reed tweet)
  • Bankside SE1: Chiffchaff calling, 2 Blackcap m & f at east end of Tate Modern - first of year here (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 1 first-winter Little Gull, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 House Martin, 1 Stonechat, 7 Water Pipit, 12 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow (Peter Alfrey, Frank Prater) pics here
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Little Egret, Common Gull over NE 09:27, Sparrowhawk, 6 Chiffchaff (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Mandarin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 10 Swallow, 2 House Martin (Magnus Andersson, Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker (Ian R Watson)
  • Crossness "Foreshore": Cetti's Warbler, 104 Back-tailed Godwit, 16 Redshank, 14 Wigeon, 58 Gadwall, 46 Shelduck, c250 Teal, Little Egret, 13 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, Grey Heron, Curlew, Lesser Black-backed Gull, c150 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Mallard (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness NR: 14 Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl brief sighting, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine mating on STW chimney, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull nest-prospecting on raft, 5 Blackcap singing, Skylark, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipe, 7 Lapwing, 14 Pochard, 2 Linnet, 24 Shoveler, 26 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, Pied Wagtail, 10 Gadwall, 11 Black-headed Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron over, 3 Stock Dove, Pheasant, 4 Little Grebe, 26 Canada Goose, 12 Greylag Goose (Bernie Wight)
  • East India Dock NR: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese (Paul Hyland)
  • Epping: f Brambling at fdr 1735 (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Finsbury Park: Red Kite over Woodstock Road at 12:45 (F. Peake per A. Self)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Grey Wagtail, 5 Stock Dove sports field, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap (Eric Brown)
  • Grand Union Canal, Westbourne Park: 2m Red-crested Pochard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Blackcap (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Hampstead Heath Parliament Hill: Willow Warbler singing along 2nd hedge, 4 juv Black-headed Gulls high W, 15 Meadow Pipits N (Pete Mantle)
  • Hampton Wick: 3 Sand Martin by Kingston Bridge at 1300 (Mike Foster)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Hobby over watercolour lagoons 1430, hunting 180 Sand Martin, 40 Swallow, 25 House Martin, also Sedge Warbler (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Adult intermedius-type Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Swallow, House Martin, 5 Meadow Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, also 134 Mute Swan (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • KGV Reservoir: 15+ Goldeneye lots of displaying, m Smew still, 2 f Goosander, Black-necked Grebe nr-s/p, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Gull, 50+ Sand Martin, 8+ Swallow, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Blackcap, 2 Fieldfare, White Wagtail, 60+ Meadow Pipit (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 5 Jack Snipe, 12 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 40 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 250 Meadow Pipit (in groups N/NW with some dropping onto marsh), Water Pipit (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • London Zoo: Meadow Pipit N, Blackcap (Sam Jones)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley: incl 10 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 12 Redwing, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Mudchute Farm: m Pied Flycatcher [Ldn foy] 8.50-10.25am at least halfway along raised path nr border with Millwall Park, 5 singing Blackcaps, 4 singing Chiffchaffs, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Mistle Thrush (Sean Huggins)
  • Panshanger Park: 3+ Common Snipe, 2+ Swallow, Yellow Wagtail N (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Golden Plover, 2 Ruff, 12 Sand Martin (Howard Vaughan via E:BF FB); 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin (RSPB per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Wheatear, Swallow (P Davies)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Little Egret, 83 Meadow Pipits (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": 1st Swallow on site of year, c30 Linnet, 35+ Pied Wagtail, 5+ Meadow Pipit, also 4 Redwing at top end of Parsonage Ln (Jack Headley)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 3 singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sidcup "DA15": Swallow E during hailstorm pm (Ian Stewart)
  • South Lodge Farm: Sand Martin W 1607 (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood Lake: Common Swift over aft (BirdGuides) London FOY, no? (LB) No - see 28 Mar.
  • Staines Moor: m Ring Ouzel just N of northern bridge late pm, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 17 Lapwing, 9 Stock Dove, 47 Linnet in a flock by River Colne, 1 Yellow Wagtail near cattle on W side (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe displaying, 1 Little Gull, 8 Shelduck, 65 Shoveler, 50 Pied Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail (Thomas Gibson)
  • Swanley Park: 10 Swallows, Egyptian Goose nesting, 4 Coot (Andy Meaton)
  • Trent Park: 2 Grey Heron ad imm, 2 m Mandarin Duck, 2 Eurasian Teal pr lower lake, 2 m Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit incl one carrying nesting material. Much reduced water level at lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Twickenham: Sparrowhawk E over Shaftesbury Way 0920 (Mike Foster)
  • Upper College Farm: Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Song Thrush, Jackdaw, Sparrowhawk. Total 32 species before rain at 11.50am. (Eric Brown)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup on East Warwick, first 2+ Swallows, first 2+ House Martins, first Willow Warbler of the year, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Meadow Pipits, 8 Fieldfare (Walthamstow Birders); flock of c40 Meadow Pipit over Lockwood high NE at 11am (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Common Redstart [Ldn foy], f Wheatear, 3 Mistle Thrush, 160+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail, 8 Skylark, Swallow, Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Redpoll, 13+ Linnet, Little Owl, Kestrel, 2 Teal, f Pochard, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Great Crested Grebe on Basin (Bob Vaughan)

Monday 1st April 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Skylark N, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, Peregrine, 8 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Pochard, Little Grebe Boating Lake, 3 Gadwall 2m f, Little Egret, (Speckled Wood, Holly Blue} (APOG Birders)
  • Brockley: Barriedale Allotments Chiffchaff singing, Willow Warbler (Keith Chambers)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness/Erith Marshes: 9 Shelduck, c50 Wigeon, good number of Gadwall, good number of Teal, 16 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Pheasant, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 4 Lapwing (1 displaying), c35 Redshank, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, c15 Stock Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker, Skylark, 9 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Linnet, {10 Brimstone, 13 Small White, c35 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell} (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Esher: Red Kite drifting low N/NE over Sandown Park (Mat Hare)
  • Fir & Pond Woods NR: Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 m Nuthatch, 4+ Treecreeper, {Red Admiral, 3+ Peacock} (Robert Callf)
  • Hackney Marshes: 1 Common Buzzard circling high overhead evg, 1 Stock Dove on cricket square (Alastair Dent)
  • Hampstead Heath: Swallow N over mixed bathing pond at 14.19, m Kestrel, 9 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Mandarin on Sanctuary pond (Reuben Braddock); plus Common Buzzard W over Parliament Hill, and 3 Linnets NW both am (Pete Mantle)
  • Harold Park Farm, Nazeing: f Wheatear, 2 Yellowhammer, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Red-legged Partridge (Martin Shepherd)
  • KGV Res: 5 Little Gulls (four ads & one 1w on south basin 1pm), Black-necked Grebe north basin, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Goosanders, 2 Grey Wagtails, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff (Sean Huggins); Rock Pipit, White Wagtail (Neville Smith tweets)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Sedge Warbler wildside, 1 Swallow main lake pm, 4 Redshank grazing marsh & wader scrape & main lake, 4 Common Snipe grazing marsh & wader scrape, 30+ Sand Martin wader scrape & grazing marsh & main lake, 4 Blackcap south route & sheltered lagoon, 2 Chiffchaff sheltered lagoon, 2 Pintail main lake, pr Shelduck main lake (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Lesser Redpoll [year first], Common Gull still (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakmere Park: m Mandarin Duck, 3 Collared Dove incl two singing m, 4 Blackbird 2m 2f, Coal Tit singing, m Nuthatch singing, 3 m Chaffinch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Palmers Green "Eaton Park Road, N13": Red Kite low N at 15:14 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Panshanger Park: Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3+ Sand Martin, pr Blackcap (Murray Brown via Herts BC); Water Rail, Kingfisher, Willow Warbler (Craig Dunn via Herts BC)
  • Pinner "HA5": 2 Red Kite circling low together (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: Red Kite, 2 ad Mediterranean Gull (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Red Kite, 10 Sand Martin, f Wheatear, f Linnet (P Pentek); 2 Common Buzzard 1 'hovering' over Robin Hood gate & 1 over Pen Ponds (Martin Honey); Pheasant h (Nigel Jackman); Brambling (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 4 Egyptian Goose, pr Teal, 2-3 Blackcap, 6+ singing Chiffchaff, c2 Cetti's Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 15+ Gadwall, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Herring Gull, singing Reed Bunting, 6+ singing Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Cattle Egret fr draper hide 0900 (Toby Spall per Alan Harris via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sanderstead: Raven heard cronking in the distance from Briton Hill Road (John Birkett)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Garden Warbler [Ldn foy] nr fishermen's c/p (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Shelduck 07:25 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Southall: 2 Red Kite circling 14:35, f Kestrel (Phil Belman)
  • Staines Reservoir: Common Tern s basin [sw cnr], White Wagtail 1650 (Paul Watts tweet)
  • Stave Hill: pr Tufted Duck, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler am, {3 Small White} (John Cadera)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 singing Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Stratford: Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron (wetlands area), no sign of Common Whitethroat, no Little Plover (Paul Francis)
  • Swanley Recreation Ground "TQ511684": Willow Warbler (James King)
  • The Brook BR5: 11 Tufted Duck, calling Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • The Mill Field NW7: 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch [patch first] (Toby Mylett)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 3 COMMON CRANE circled main gp 1120 then drifted high S, Little Ringed Plover fishing lake early-am, Wheatear fishing lake maize field (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); Marsh Harrier tytt fm (Nick Boxall via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, Redshank, 3 Sand Martins, 4 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Little Owl, no sign of Garganey (Paul Francis); 4 Little Owl, 4 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Rook, Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet, 3 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush (Wanstead Birders)
  • Worcester Park: Willow Warbler (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing (Charlie Farrell)


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