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Monday 17th January 2022[]

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Sunday 16th January 2022[]

  • Barnet Playing Fields: Collared Dove, 31 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 2 Goldcrest, 150 Starling, 158 Redwing, 4 Greenfinch, 9 Pied Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Bayhurst Wood: Raven, 2 Stonechat, Kestrel, 7 Reed Bunting, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Redwing, Pheasant (Michael Robinson)
  • Bentley Priory: c60 Siskin, Bullfinch (Tony Blake)
  • Boxer's Lake: 2 Little Egret roosting in trees on island [one flew in at 1629 & another at 1635], 6+ Grey Heron including four occupied nests & leucistic individual, 5 Mute Swan pr w/ three first-winters, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 20 Tufted Duck [10 males & 10 females], 7 Moorhen, 3 Common Gull [adult, second-winter & first-winter], ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, imm Herring Gull, m Song Thrush singing at nearby Glenbrook Sth (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments: singing Song Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: 10 Canada Goose, Canada x Greylag Goose hybrid, 3 Tufted Duck, 25 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 69 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 6 Shoveler, Nuthatch, Redwing, 4 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Ham House: Red Kite seen over river towards opposite side (Neil Anderson & LNHS botany group)
  • Crossness: 8 Curlew inc flock of 7 upriver, Yellow-legged Gull 4cy (John Archer)
  • Hampstead Heath: Kingfisher showing well at the Sanctuary Pond, 20+ Siskin, 40 Redwing in small groups between the hollow beech and Kenwood House (Hampstead Heath Birders); 0945 to 1000 Coal Tit & 2 Nuthatch pr on bird feeders in trees 50m west of Sanctuary pond. No sign of Siskin or Kingfisher at that time (Hamish Birchall)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Green Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
  • Lamorbey Park: Greylag Goose, 60+ Canada Goose, 5 Egyptian Goose, 5 Shoveler still main lake, 10 Teal lower lake, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Peregrine, Water Rail heard “pipping” from lower lake, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Oakwood Park: 5 Moorhen [2 ad & 3 imm], 2 Stock Dove pr, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch pr (Robert Callf)
  • Orchard Estate SE13: 10+ Redwing feeding of Cotoneaster berries (Conrad Ellam)
  • Richmond Bridge to Twickenham Bridge: Little Egret following river NW, 6 occupied Grey Heron nests [5 Corporation Island], Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, m Sparrowhawk (Neil Anderson)
  • River Lea, Hackney Marshes section: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, Chaffinch (Tom Stuart)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: m Blackcap in The Glade am consorting with Blue Tit flock (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 13 Teal, 79 Common Gull, 2 Little Owl, 2 Raven [E over Folly Farm], 8 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 35 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush, 330 Redwing, 23 Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit, 54 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still, on sloping path at NE corner of Riverside Road fields then flew to SE corner 1155ish, m Pochard, 10+ Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, 20+ Siskin, 2 Bullfinch in punchbowl, Reed Bunting SE corner (Ian Stewart et al), Flock of c30 siskin in the trees along the river near the SE corner (AS)

Saturday 15th January 2022[]

  • Brookmill Park: 15 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull on lake from 1452, 6 Shoveler, Great Crested Grebe, 154 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull (D McKenzie)
  • Danson Park: 2 Redwing, Goldcrest, Little Egret Common Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, Stock Dove (George Kalli)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe, 7 Common Pochard [5 m 2 f] - new record count for site, 2 m Tufted Duck, 2 Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, 18+ Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 60+ Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Jay, 32 Magpie pre-roost gathering, 2 Raven pr, 3 Chaffinch, 17 Linnet [2 Muntjac Deer inc male] (Robert Callf)
  • Eynsford: Great White Egret on Lullingstone Castle Lake, 2 Pochard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, Red Kite, m Blackcap in garden, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Richard Bonser)
  • Finchley Central "Pointalls Alotments N3": 4 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 4 Common Gull (Samuel Levy/Joan Arnold)
  • Groveland Park: c80 Siskin, 4 Mandarin Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest (Paul Collins)
  • Harold Hill: 2 Hawfinch (Colin Jupp news via A Middleton) [also as reported elsehwere during the week - 250+ Brambling, Church Road, Navestock, 12th CRJ, on stubble] [I think this is Kelveden Common area in Essex]
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Mediterranean Gull [2cy in roost] (Tony Blake)
  • Lamorbey Park : Little Grebe, 5 Shoveler [4 m f], 3 Teal , Cormorant, 2 Tufted Duck (Mike Amos)
  • Marylebone: c45 vocal Goldfinch in Horse Chestnuts on Penfold Street NW8 at dusk (D McKenzie)
  • Otford: Barnacle Goose, 50 Greylag Goose, 250 Canada Goose, 207 Lapwing in fields by Rye Lane (Richard Bonser)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 30+ Redwing (Tim Rymer)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail low E, 2 Blackcap m&f, 2+ Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Stonechat, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2-3 Little Egret, Little Grebe, Red Kite, Kestrel, 2 Cormorant over (Tim Rymer)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Great Northern Diver, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Redshank, 4 Shelduck (Tim Rymer)
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10+ Teal (Tim Rymer)
  • Thamesmead: 2cy Caspian Gull [same as last weekend], 5cy Caspian Gull x Herring Gull hybrid [German-ringed X90A], 4cy Yellow-legged Gull Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 3 Teal, 11 Stock Dove, 81 Common Gull, Red Kite, Little Owl, 2 Raven [Darlands], 4 Coal Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 18 Redwing, Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 35 Siskin (Samuel Levy/Joan Arnold)
  • Trent Park: 2 Cormorant, 5 Mandarin Duck [3 m 2 f], m Kestrel, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Jay, 2 Raven pr [calling incessantly on & around Cedar of Lebanon, Nrth Lawn], 2 Goldfinch, 26+ Siskin feeding in Alder by lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting [51°26'09.4"N 0°08'06.6"E] as per VB's info yesterday. Wonderfully confiding views c1205-1220 (D McKenzie, Simon Bradfield), Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, singing Treecreeper, Reed Bunting (D McKenzie); Little Bunting present again in the same area 1430-1445 (Keith Chambers); Little Bunting on centre path 1610 with 10 Linnet, m Pochard, m Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe [huddled together on lake], Kestrel, Tawny Owl hooting from pumping station grounds 1700 - 1710 [west of UCF], 4+ Song Thrush, 20+ Redwing roosted, 3 Bullfinch in punchbowl last seen 1630 (Ian Stewart)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 4 Gadwalls two prs, 9 Little Grebe, f Kestrel, 4 Redwing, m Blackcap (Jack Headley)

Friday 14th January 2022[]

  • Belmont Open Space, Cockfosters/East Barnet: Tawny Owl hooting {Red Fox calling} (Bob Husband)
  • Bow Creek: 4 Shelduck, c90 Teal, Little Grebe, 2 Redshank, Common Sandpiper (Nick Tanner)
  • Brent Reservoir, North Marsh: 17 Common Snipe, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Egyptian Goose; East Marsh: 2 Egyptian Goose, 9 Common Snipe, Tawny Owl (Steve Blake)
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green: Grey Heron, Mute Swan, 27 Canada Goose inc two metal-ringed Nos - 5261002 & 5281686, 6 Northern Shoveler [3 m 3 f], 12 Tufted Duck [5 m 7 f], Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird m f, 2 singing m Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, m Goldcrest singing, Jay, Chaffinch, 39 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering in willows near bowling green at 1556 {8+ 'small bumblebee' feeding at yellow flowers - probably Bombus terrestris workers] (Robert Callf)
  • Burgess Park: Mediterranean Gull still on the lake (Jack Hill)
  • Elmbridge Meadows, Berrylands: Little Egret, c25 Redwing (Nick Tanner)
  • Grovelands Park: Firecrest at Rangers' Hut (David Bradshaw)
  • Lamorbey Park: 5 Shoveler [3 ad m 1w m ad f], 6+ Teal lower lake, Kingfisher lower lake, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5+ Jack Snipe, Water Pipit, Bittern (David Bradshaw)
  • Paddington Green: Peregrine Falcon in area for several minutes around 1005 (D McKenzie)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 5 Barnacle Goose, Black Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 34 Shelduck, 203 Shoveler, 116 Gadwall, 656 Wigeon, 46 Pintail, 331 Teal, 47 Pochard, 29 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Water Rail, 200 Coot, 35 Avocet, 11 Curlew, 69 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 500+ Dunlin, 31 Common Snipe, 167 Redshank, 113 Common Gull, 2cy Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 2 Raven, 2 Chiffchaff, 26 Cetti's Warbler, Dartford Warbler, 23 Redwing, 6 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 3 Water Pipit, 7 Rock Pipit (Samuel Levy)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Peregrine, 2 Blackcap m&f, 3+ Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: c20 Siskin, Little Owl, 10 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, m Sparrowhawk, 3 Teal, Coot, 2 Bullfinch, singing Mistle Thrush (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [possibly a second bird seen] Water Grdn 1530 (Pete Lowman per RM Callf)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting 1250, down the junction path and then right [51°26'09.4"N 0°08'06.6"E] (Viviana Biazzo) Little Bunting on sloping path in NW corner of site close to railway sub-station on Sidcup side of embankment showing to around one metre 1500 - 1510 then flew S along embankment, m Pochard, c10 Tufted Duck, Little Egret W along Cray valley, Skylark, Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Wandsworth Common: Firecrest, Common Buzzard, f Blackcap (Nick Rutter/Peter White) where is best place to see the Firecrest? (Michael Mac) [In the copse on the western edge of the main part of the Common along Trinity Road, south of the pelican crossing - NR]
  • Warley: Firecrest, 2 Woodcock circling 1700, Tawny Owl calling (Colin Jupp news via A Middleton)

Thursday 13th January 2022[]

  • Chislehurst BR7: Firecrest along path by Chislehurst cemetery (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 33 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering in London Planes 1604, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "River View EN2": 14 House Sparrow (Robert Callf)
  • Fishers Green: ad m Smew Hooks Marsh, 41+ Meadow Pipit on wires Holyfield Farm (John Emerson)
  • Hilly Fields Park area, Enfield: 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Red Kite, Hawfinch over (A Middleton)
  • KGV Res: Red-necked Grebe on South basin, Great Northern Diver, 2 Scaup & Aythya hybrid still on North basin (I Lycett)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Common Buzzard, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail {Red Admiral} (Neil Batten)
  • Lamorbey Park: 5 Shoveler [3 m 2 f] (Conrad Ellam)
  • Rainham Marshes: 5 Barnacle Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Spoonbill, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Water Rail, 37 Avocet, 4 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 3 Stonechat, Water Pipit (Andrew Self)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Peregrine, 2 Grey Wagtail low S, m Blackcap (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 5 Stonechat, Red Kite, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, c2 Grey Wagtail (Charlie Farrell)
  • Staines Reservoir: Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-necked Grebe, m Smew, c6 Goldeneye, 40+ Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, c10 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Shelduck, 30 Gadwall, 20 Shoveler (Charlie Farrell)
  • Queen's Park: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker m f (Callum Farrell-Morris)
  • Town Park, Enfield: Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, m Mandarin Duck, 9 Northern Shoveler [6 m 3 f], 25 Tufted Duck [15 m 10 f], 4 Common Gull, 5+ Stock Dove, 9 Magpie (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Hawfinch [Oakfields - briefly then E], 12 Teal, 15 Stock Dove, Coot, 12 Black-headed Gull, 116 Common Gull, Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, 40 Rook, Coal Tit, 6 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 6 Mistle Thrush, 50 Redwing, Bullfinch, Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting 1530 SE corner 15 minute view down to 2.5m (Patrick English)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": Fieldfare, Collared Dove (Keith Bates)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 4 Greenfinch, 9 Song Thrush, 2 Jay (Charlie Farrell)
  • St Margaret’s "nr Richmond Lock": Raven circling 1300 (Julia Day)

Wednesday 12th January 2022[]

  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Redshank, 2 Grey Wagtail, c60 Teal (Charlie Farrell)
  • Burgess Park: Mediterranean Gull on rafts, 8 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail [one caused other to take flight over water briefly] (Michael Mac)
  • Crossness: 50+ Shelduck, 100+ Gadwall, 100+ Shoveler, 10+ Wigeon, many Teal, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel, Peregrine, Water Rail, 100+ Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, Curlew, Grey Wagtail, 15+ Redwing, c10 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Eastcote, Roxbourne Park: Little Egret along Yeading Brook (Tim Rymer)
  • Erith Riverside: inc 2 Avocet (Mike Robinson); Mute Swan W, c10 Gadwall, 50+ Teal, Lapwing, 20+ Redshank, 130+ Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 2 Chiffchaff, 100+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kestrel, 7 Mistle Thush, 5 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 6 Long-tailed Tit. 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker one drumming, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Swan, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Song Thrush, Cetti`s Warbler heard, Water Rail heard (Bernie Weight)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: c18 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Common Gull, c80 Herring Gull, 90+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Cormorant, Pied Wagtail (Charlie Farrell)
  • Grovelands Park: 18 Cormorant roosting, 11 Greylag Goose inc one w/ white darvic ring U309 from Round Pond, Kensington Grdns, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 11 Mandarin Duck [6 m 5 f], 20 Tufted Duck [11 m 9 f], 8 Common Gull inc one second-winter, 5+ Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit singing, Nuthatch, Treecreeper still feeding at 1610 before going to roost (David Bradshaw/Robert Callf/Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail calling behind the Sanctuary Pond late afternoon (Pete Mantle)
  • Highams Park Lake: 30 Siskin (James Palmer) I bet they were on the Alders James (Ken Murray 👍)
  • Ladywell Fields "southern field": 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Firecrest by railway overbridge on Blackfriars line (Keith Chambers)
  • Lee Valley: Ashley Pit: 8 Goosander [6 m, 2 f]; Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, c120 Lapwing. Holyfield Lake: 2 Red-crested Pochard pr, 25+ Pochard. Holyfield Farm: 5 Red-legged Partridge, Cattle Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 7 Redwing, 8+ Brambling. Hooks Marsh Lake: m Smew (Neil Anderson)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Bittern 1 Res. Lag., 2 Main lake [1 N Shore, 1 SE corner flew to reedbed], 7 Jack Snipe, 30+ Common Snipe, Water PIpit, 2 Stonechat pr, f Goldeneye, Kestrel, c10 Siskin, f Great Spotted Woodpecker (Martin Honey, B Page)
  • Rainham Marshes: 5 Barnacle Goose, Common Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier on Wennington, 22 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 15 Redshank, m Stonechat, Water Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting Aveley Bay (Steve Bacon)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: m Sparrowhawk, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, 2 Collared Dove in garden (Tim Rymer)
  • Regent's Park: Water Rail in " rail ditch" (Jim Fell)
  • Sidcup DA15 “York Avenue”: Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 6 Song Thrush, 5 Chaffinch, 10 Cetti’s Warbler, 12 Greylag Goose, Redwing, 23 Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Peregrine [atop Thames pylon], 2 Jackdaw, 12 Magpie, 2 Stock Dove, 49 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Linnet, 29 Mallard, Kestrel, Moorhen, 5 Cormorants, 2 Great Black-backed Gull [inc cr WF5T], 26 Gadwall, 32 Redshank, 5 Turnstone, Common Sandpiper, Common Gull, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck (Roger Keith)
  • Teddington: 21 Magpie on roof of ten storey flats in Broom Park (Mike Foster)
  • The Warren, Bexleyheath DA6: 3 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, Firecrest among 22 common species recorded (Ralph Todd)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 5 Teal, 31 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Coot, Common Snipe [E over Finchley Nurseries], 60 Common Gull, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Peregrine, 5 Coal Tit, 12 Goldcrest, 6 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 9 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 320 Redwing, 23 Fieldfare, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll, 10 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still present in SE corner 0925 but elusive, not feeding on paths due to frost; back on path in SE corner 1043, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 15+ Tufted Duck, 3+ Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, 2-3 Skylark, 8+ Meadow Pipit, Linnet, f Bullfinch (Ian Stewart/Bernie Weight), 1150 showing well on path in SE corner (Jim Fell)

Tuesday 11th January 2022[]

  • Chelsea "Thames and foreshore off Cremorne Gardens": Mute Swan, 4 Egyptian Goose, 10 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 19 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 2cy Yellow-legged Gull on moored barge, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail (D McKenzie)
  • Chislehurst BR7: Firecrest along path by Chislehurst cemetery, Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe, m Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard, 5 Common Gull, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Skylark, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush singing, c120 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Jay, m Brambling [NFY], 2 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Ewell Village: 50 Redwing in two flocks of 15 & 35 in centre of village 0835 (Neil Batten)
  • Farnborough, Kent “Shire Lane area”: 2+ Pheasant, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Mistle Thrush, 30+ Redwing (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenford to Ealing Hospital "Brent corridor": Kestrel, Water Rail [Bowle's Meadow], 2 Stock Dove pr, Grey Wagtail, 7 Redwing, c30 Chaffinch, Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Kentish Town: m Blackcap at Gaisford Street this afternoon (Pete Mantle)
  • Keston Ponds: 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Mandarin 2 m f, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Coal Tit, 4+ Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll, c40 Siskin (Ian Stewart)
  • KGV Reservoir: Red-necked Grebe, 2 m Scaup, 15 Meadow Pipit (A.Middleton)
  • Lamorbey Park: Cormorant, 3 Eygptian Goose, Tufted Duck, 5 Shoveler, 4 Teal, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Mike Amos)
  • Mayflower Park: Water Rail (Mark Bravery per Bob Smith)
  • Motspur Park: 2 Peregrine (Chris Northwood, Bob Smith)
  • Heathrow: m Smew (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Petts Wood: Green Woodpecker, Firecrest in valley E of Soldiers Field, 2+ Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • Southfields "SW18 garden": m Blackcap at fat ball feeder (Martin Honey)
  • Southgate Chase Allotments: Dunnock, 17 Redwing, 3 Chaffinch [m 2 f] (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 15 Mandarin Duck [9 m 6 f], 2 Gadwall pr, 2 m Northern Shoveler, 7 Common Pochard [5 m 2 f], 4 Tufted Duck [2 m 2 f], Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Song Thrush inc three singing males, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Jay inc one pursuing small rodent, 2 Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 13 Teal, 23 Stock Dove, Coot [Darlands], 12 Common Gull, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 19 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 76 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 5 Bullfinch, 24 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper Cray Valley BR5: 2 Mute Swan, 6+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Song Thrush singing (Ian Stewart)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: 2 Egyptian Goose pr, f Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, m Stonechat, Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 7 Redwing, 2 Reed Bunting pr, 25+ Linnet flock, c20 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Worcester Park: 14 Linnet, Little Egret (Bob Smith)

Monday 10th January 2022[]

  • Barnes Cray: Teal, Common Buzzard over Thames Road Wetland, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 6 Redwing, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Boxer's Lake: 3 Little Egret roosting in trees on island [one flew in at 1605, another at 1620 & a third by 1633], 5 Grey Heron including three birds sitting & leucistic individual [ON], 5 Mute Swan pr w/ three first-winters, Greylag Goose, 67+ Canada Goose, m Mandarin Duck, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 26 Tufted Duck [11 m 15 f], second-winter Common Gull, imm Herring Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Crayford Marshes: 10+ Shelduck, 6+ Gadwall, 25+ Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 11 Avocet, 30+ Lapwing, 500+ Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 15+ Redshank, 4 Curlew, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Rock Pipit at saltings, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 5+ Song Thrush, 6+ Fieldfare, Redwing, 3+ Cetti’s Warbler, 30+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Fishers Green: 100+ mixed flock Fieldfare & Redwing sailing club, 30+ Meadow Pipit on telegraph wires Holyfield Farm (John Emerson); 10+ Brambling along track east of Holyfield Farm, 6 Brambling above hide in Lee Valley Farms car park (David Bradshaw)
  • Finchley "garden N3": m Blackcap, 3 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret still (David Bradshaw)
  • Hampstead Heath: 6 Shoveler [5 Hampstead Ponds, 1 Highgate Ponds], Little Grebe [Highgate Pond 1], Great Crested Grebe, 9 Common Gull, 6 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 5 Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 4 Greenfinch, 5 Siskin (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Oakwood Park: 4 Moorhen [2 ad 2 imm] Conservation Pond, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Magpie, 25+ Siskin feeding in alder (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner, HA5: 30+ Redwing, 12 Siskin (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rayners Lane, HA2: f Sparrowhawk, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Collared Dove in garden, Red Kite over (Tim Rymer)
  • Regents Park: Water Rail showing well in rail ditch at 1600, 31 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Jay, 3 Goldcrest (Charlie Farrell)
  • Staines Res: Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Ruddy Shelduck pr, 12+ Goldeneye, c100 Wigeon, Red Kite (Neil Anderson/Andrew Self et al)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: imm m Smew 200m N of Bittern watchpoint at 1500 (David Bradshaw)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting showed very well - briefly - in south east corner at 1015 before being flushed. Flew west and not relocated (James Hudson)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Little Egret (Keith Bates)

Sunday 9th January 2022[]

  • Broadwater Lake, Harefield: 300+ Tufted Duck, 80+ Wigeon, 50 + Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall pr, Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Cormorant, 20+ mixed flock of Goldfinch & Siskin, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, Great Black-backed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Chelsea: 2 ad Great Black-backed Gull on Thames off Cremorne Gardens mid-afternoon (D McKenzie)
  • Enfield Town "Chase Green Grdns": m Dunnock singing (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "New River": Little Grebe (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "River View EN2": m Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding on block of fat, m Blackcap, Coal Tit, Jay, 5 House Sparrow [2 m 3 f] (Robert Callf)
  • Fairlop Waters: 5 White-fronted Geese, 25 Golden Plover, 44 Lapwing, Little Egret, Little Owl, Redwing Fieldfare (Neil Twyford)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Common Buzzard mobbed by Crow, 2+ Siskin (Conrad Ellam)
  • Finchley "garden N3": m Blackcap, Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker (Samue Levy, Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Grovelands Park: m Hooded Merganser still in boating lake at 1343, at Northern side amidst ducks being fed (Cal Farrell-Morris), Little Owl, 3 Redwing, Common Gull w/ white darvic JJ358 (Viviana Biazzo)
  • Ladywell Fields: Common Buzzard mobbed by gulls 1330 (Keith Chambers)
  • Lamorbey Park : Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Shoveler [4m f] , 7+ Teal, Kingfisher fishing by golfers' bridge , Stock Dove, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, 2 Jackdaw (Mike Amos)
  • Osterley Park: Kestrel, Red Kite, 8 Pied Wagtail, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 4 Mandarin Duck, c20 Tufted Duck, c12 Egyptian Goose, c20 Stock Dove, 3 Redwing, singing Song Thrush (Nigel Dodd/Osterley Birders)
  • Rainham Marshes: Brent Goose, Marsh Harrier, Spoonbill (J Eccles)
  • Shirehall Farm, Hawley DA2: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Skylark inc one singing, m Stonechat, c70 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • South Norwood Country Park: Little Egret, 7 Siskin feeding in trees at lake (Matt Bradbury)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit, 6+ Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 15 Skylark, 4 Red Kite (Iain Darbyshire)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Egyptian Goose pr over, 4 Teal two pr, Common Buzzard, 21 Red Kite [group of 18 wheeling around c0.5 miles from western edge LWT Reserve over fields off Charville Lane. Amazing sight & record local count!], Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, 14 Redwing, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmere, Thamesmead: 1st-winter Caspian Gull (Tim Rymer)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Little Owl, Fieldfare, c90 Redwing, 10 Teal, c200 Common Gull, singing Mistle Thrush & [as they don't often get a look-in] 20 Magpie in the same tree (John Colmans) Late PM: 3 Teal, 3 Woodcock, 21 Black-headed Gull, 93 Common Gull, 3 Little Owl, Tawny Owl, 35 Rook, 2 Raven [Darlands then W], 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 125 Redwing, Reed Bunting [Owl Field] (Samuel Levy) PM: 2 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Reuben Braddock)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Gadwall pr, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 7 Tufted Duck [3 m 4 f], 32 Moorhen, 92+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Nuthatch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: Great White Egret by reed bed, Raven over & calling, c12 Mandarin Duck, Pochard, Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch [Witnessed a 2-foot long Pike being landed at the lakeside!] (Geoff Crabtree & Felicia) Cautionary note - there is a 'leucistic' Grey Heron which frequents Trent Park & is regularly mistaken for a Great White Egret by the unwary - R Callf. It was brilliant snow white, larger than a heron and had yellow bill. I have see many in Hong Kong ad it was similar to those. Geoff.s
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting showing well at W end of centre path 1055 then seen heading to roost at W end of site 1603, m Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck, Kestrel with rodent prey, Water Rail, 20+ Redwing in for roost, 6+ Song Thrush, Linnet, 1+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart et al)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Dusky Warbler called & showed briefly late morning, west of railway (Andrew Self)
  • Wimbledon Common: Meadow Pipit, the Plain (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: m Blackcap, 2 Snipe, Teal, Coal Tit (G James)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, c115 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-back Gull, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 4 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 8th January 2022[]

  • Barnet Playing Fields: 3 Canada Goose, Canada x Greylag Goose hybrid, 27 Black-headed Gull, 21 Common Gull, Nuthatch (Samuel Levy)
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Woodcock at dusk over Boating Lake (Keir Chauhan per Bob Watts)
  • Boxer's Lake: Little Egret on island flew off about 1600, 3 ad Grey Heron inc one sitting [ON], 5 Mute Swan pr w/ three first-winters, Greylag Goose, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 23 Tufted Duck [10 m 13 f], second-winter Common Gull, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush singing (Robert Callf)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 26 Tufted Duck, 17+ Moorhen, 5 Redwing, 30+ House Sparrows pre-roost around smaller ponds, Tulse Hill entrance [positive cacophony !], 95 Black-headed Gull main pond & 100+ elsewhere in park, Little Owl 1610 (Tony Stones)
  • Brook Farm Open Space: 8 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, Cormorant, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 22 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Shoveler m & f in Canal Plantation (Mike Foster)
  • Chislehurst BR7 "Kemnal Woods": 2 Egyptian Goose, singing Song Thrush, Goldcrest, 4+ Firecrest, Nuthatch, 2+ Treecreeper (Ian Stewart)
  • Eynsford: 4 Cormorant, 2 Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck Lullingstone Castle Lake (Richard Bonser)
  • Finchley "garden N3": 2 Blackcap m f (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenhill Gardens, Barnet: Egyptian Goose [1st site record that I am aware of], 9 Canada Goose, 4 Shoveler 3m f, f Tufted Duck, 26 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 12 Black-headed Gull (Samuel Levy)
  • Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 100+ Lapwing, 3+ Common Snipe (Simon Papps)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: ad Great Black-backed Gull [in roost - scarce here] (Tony Blake)
  • Lamorbey Park: 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Shoveler 4m 1f, 2+ Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2+ Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Oakwood "Lonsdale Drive EN2": m Goldcrest singing (Robert Callf)
  • Oakwood Park: 2 Moorhen, Coot, 4 Redwing, Jay, 10 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 10 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Otford: 26 Wigeon, 77 Lapwing (Richard Bonser)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 2 Egyptian Goose low NE 0818, Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcap m & f (Ian Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Great Northern Diver still and showing very well (Oliver Flory)
  • Thamesmead: 2 Caspian Gull [1st-winters, one showed really well on Thamesmere later], Caspian x Herring Gull [4th-winter, German-ringed X90A], 2 Yellow-legged Gull [3rd-winter, 1st-winter] Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Wandle Creek: m Sparrowhawk flapping over Starlings but eventually drifted away, 21 Teal, 2 Jackdaw, 80 Starling, 7 Grey Heron (Michael Mac)

Friday 7th January 2022[]

  • Brent Reservoir: Peregrine drifted south over Cool Oak Bridge at 1315, Water Rail on North Marsh (Bill Haines)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: Unsexed Great Spotted Woodpecker on garden False Acacia [my second record here in nine years] (D McKenzie)
  • Colney Hatch Lane: 15 Brambling Power League car park then flew towards Tesco (Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Crossness: 70+ Shelduck, 150+ Gadwall, 100+ Shoveler, 5+ Wigeon, many Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Ringed Plover, c30 Lapwing, 30+ Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 40+ Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 3 ad Yellow-legged Gull, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing, 2+ Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Erith Riverside: 4 Shelduck, 20+ Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, numerous Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Peregrine, 5 Avocet, Lapwing, 30+ Redshank, c100 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 100+ Linnet (Ian Stewart) also Black Redstart reported
  • Finchley "garden N3": m Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford "Ruislip Rd": 2 Red Kite over allotments (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Owl in dead oak of copse NE of House, Firecrest with tit flock near rangers hut, Siskin, Nuthatch (Eugene Dillon-Hooper); 6 Shoveler, 11 Mandarin Duck, Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson); 19 Cormorant roosting in trees on island, 11 Greylag Goose inc one w/ white darvic U309 - from Round Pond, Kensington Grdns, 2 ad Common Gull inc one w/ white darvic ring JJ358 from Norway (Robert Callf)
  • Haddon Grove, Sidcup: Grey Wagtail on River Shuttle (Eric Brown)
  • Harringay, Cavendish Road, N4: 3 Red-crested Pochard over garden (Simon Bradley)
  • Highams Park Lake: 5 Siskin, m Pochard (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hyde Park: Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Black-headed Gull ringed in Sweden, Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy/Keir Chauhan/Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lamorbey Park: 7 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal [two pairs], 4 Shoveler [two pairs], Little Egret, Long-tailed Tit (Eric Brown)
  • Rainham Marshes: Brent Goose, 5 Barnacle Geese, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, Ruff, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, Stonechat, 2 Firecrest (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera)
  • Regent's Park: 24 Mandarin Duck, 21 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 3 Red-crested Pochard, Black-headed Gull ringed in Sweden, m Blackcap (Samuel Levy, Keir Chauhan, Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Richmond Park: Firecrest, Dartford Warbler, Red Kite (Friday Bird Group)
  • Theobalds Park Farm: 21 Golden Plover (Adam Wilson)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Little Bunting still showing very well in SE corner 1450 [day 32], Mute Swan, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush NE, Cetti's Warbler singing, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Wandsworth Common: Firecrest (Nick Rutter)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite together, 11 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, m Stonechat, 5 Fieldfare, Redwing, 17 Linnet, 3 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)

Thursday 6th January 2022[]

  • Boxer's Lake: 3 ad Grey Heron inc one sitting [ON], 5 Mute Swan pr w/ three first-winters, Greylag Goose, 16 Tufted Duck [8 m 8 f], 5 Common Gull [2 ad, 2nd-winter & 2 first-winters], 4 Goldfinch, 24 Siskin feeding in alders near play ground (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Great Egret in north marsh, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: Dartford Warbler, Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, 27 Meadow Pipit, 55 Redwing, 2 Siskin, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 2 Little Owl (John Strachan)
  • Chelsfield Village: c10 Pheasant, 30+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing by Church Road, 2 Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Danson Park: 7 Egyptian Goose, Water Rail, Little Egret, m Kingfisher, 5 Redwing (Eric Brown)
  • Epping Forest, Fairmead: Common Buzzard, 15 Redwing, 6 Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Epping Forest, Strawberry Hill Pond: 27 Mandarin Duck, Brambling (Simon Papps)
  • Finchley "garden N3": 2 Blackcap m & f, Grey Heron, 3 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Grovelands Park: m Hooded Merganser, m Pochard, 3 Siskin, 3 Nuthatch, Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker inc drumming (Marcus Hunt); 17 Cormorant roosting in trees on island, 11 Greylag Goose inc one w/ white darvic U309 [the first darvic ringed Greylag Goose I have encountered in the Enfield area], 3 Egyptian Goose [2 m f], 13 Mandarin Duck [7 m 6 f], 8 Common Gull inc one first-winter (Robert Callf) Hi Robert, you may be slightly displeased to find out it is actually from a new colour ringing project from the Royal Parks please contact Bill Haines for the resighting history (Samuel Levy) I have already reported it to the BTO, so it does not matter either way. I'm quite pleased to report any ringed birds, regardless of where they originate. If you look on Bill Haines twitter you will see that this bird was first reported on 4th Jan 2022. Thanks for letting me know - R Callf No worries, by displeased I just meant not come from as far (SL)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 m Pintail, 97 Wigeon, 10+ Common Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, c100 Lapwing, 2 Stonechat pr, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpoll pr, 10+ Siskin, 9 Greenfinch, Bittern & Brambling reported by others (Neil Anderson)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Mistle Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Motspur Park: Firecrest (Chris Northwood per Bob Smith)
  • Oakwood Park: m Kestrel (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner, HA5: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush,5 Goldfinch, 2 separate colonies of House Sparrow 15+ each (Nigel Barratt)
  • Pratts Bottom BR6 "TQ4762, TQ4661, TQ4561": 6+ Pheasant, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 15+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 8+ Goldcrest, 1+ Marsh Tit Strawberry Bank, 10+ Rook (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 2 Blackcap m & f (Ian Stewart)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Teal, Collared Dove, 31 Black-headed Gull, 40 Common Gull, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 335 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, 2 House Sparrow, 5 Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch, 25 Siskin (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley DA5: Little Bunting reported still present 1210 [day 31] (Birdguides per Ian Stewart)
  • Upper Cray Valley BR5: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 5+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Dusky Warbler still, largely around Horseshoe Thicket (Walthamstow birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • Winchmore Hill N21 "Houndsden Gutter": Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch singing (Robert Callf)

Wednesday 5th January 2022[]

  • Bowyer's Water: 2 Yellow-legged Gull [the returning 5cy bird that has been present most visits since October & a 2cy] (Adam Wilson)
  • Burgess Park: ad Mediterranean Gull on the lake (Tom Ensom)
  • Bushy Park: Red Kite, 2 Common Gull (J Drewett), Dartford Warbler, 4 Kestrel, Red Kite mobbed by Crows, 4 Green Woodpecker, 3 Siskin, 7 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit (John Strachan with Norbert Jakab)
  • Crossness: Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, c10 Redwing (John Archer); 2 Egyptian Goose, c200 Shoveler, 6+ Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 2 Little Egret, Peregrine, c20 Lapwing, 5+ Dunlin, 15+ Redshank at h/t roost, Common Snipe in Great Breach inlet channel, 10+ Cetti's Warbler (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield area "private access": Little Grebe, f Kestrel, Stock Dove, 2 Fieldfare, 25+ Redwing, 49 Magpie pre-roost gathering 1618, 2 f Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Finsbury Park: m Blackcap in garden (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Grovelands Park: m Hooded Merganser [unknown origin - returning bird from last winter] (Paul Collins)
  • Hampstead Heath: 6 Shoveler at Hampstead No 1, 30 Siskin at the Viaduct Pond, Common Buzzard over the Sanctuary Pond and m Teal at the Stock Pond, still 10 Common Gull on the Men's Pond but Black-headed Gulls have dropped significantly last few days (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden: 3 House Sparrow on feeder, this seems to be usual amount in recent months. Also Blackbirds disappeared from this area - could be because council cut all shrubs and hedges too short to provide nest sites (Michael Mac)
  • Kensington Gardens: Little Owl am (D McKenzie)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern main lake [a second was reported from the Reservoir Lagoon], 2 Jack Snipe, 20+ Common Snipe, 2 Stonechat m f, Water Pipit, m Pintail, f Brambling, 6 Redwing near entrance lake (Martin Honey), 8+ Siskin (Fernley Symons)
  • Pinner, HA5: 20+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Raven in flight (P Redmond); [New Zealand Scaup m still], Little Egret, 21 Pochard, 2 Buzzard (PR, J Wilczur)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 11 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 2 f Common Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Lapwing circling over Lido, c5 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 5 Barnacle Goose, 195 Canada Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 43 Shelduck, 147 Shoveler, 99 Gadwall, 474 Wigeon, 43 Pintail, 339 Teal, 37 Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Water Rail, 92 Coot, 30 Avocet, 800 Lapwing, 8 Curlew, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 500 Dunlin, 30 Common Snipe, 75 Redshank, 33 Common Gull, 2cy Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Raven, 6 Redwing, 23 Fieldfare, 5 Stonechat, 3 Water Pipit, 9 Rock Pipit (Samuel Levy/Keir Chauhan/Henry Wyn-Jones)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 2 Blackcap in garden m & f (Ian Stewart)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: Spoonbill on Botany Marsh 1230 (Andrew Self)
  • Theobalds Park Farm: 28 Golden Plover (Adam Wilson)
  • Turnford Marsh GP: 9 [inc 6 m] Goosander (Adam Wilson)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley DA5: Little Bunting still present in SE corner where showed well till 1125 at least (Peter Charles); bunting still showing well until 1525 at least; also 5 House Sparrow, 12 Starling on Salisbury Road, Bexley (Tony Stones); m Pochard on fishing lake, 3+ Tufted Duck, 3+ Redwing, Bullfinch in SE corner 1250 (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: Dusky Warbler still (Adam Wilson)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Worcester Park: 12 Linnet (Bob Smith)

Tuesday 4th January 2022[]

  • Cremorne Gardens "Chelsea": 17 Gadwall on Thames (D McKenzie)
  • Enfield area "private access": Common Buzzard, 3 Meadow Pipit, 28 Magpie roosting 1635, Yellowhammer roosting (Robert Callf)
  • Feltham, St Giles Hotel: Peregrine (Andy Roberts)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Owl, Hooded Merganser [unknown origin], 3 Grey Wagtail, 11 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose at nest hole (Michael Mac) [Where was the Little Owl, Michael? - James Palmer] dead tree in wood north east of the house (MM) - Thanks (JP) [Is that the cafe/house or another house? Marcus Hunt] The big house that is now a Priory Hospital (MM) [Great - thank you! MH]
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite over low being harassed by small flock of noisy Ring-necked Parakeets (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulters Park: 5 Chiffchaff. 2 Grey Wagtail (Paul Goodman)
  • Swanscombe Marshes: c20 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 70+ Teal, 2 Pheasant, 4+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, Spoonbill Botany Marsh, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, Short-eared Owl, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3+ Song Thrush, Redwing, 10+ Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Bearded Tit, 2 Raven, Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Trent Park: 15 Mandarin Duck [9 m 6 f], 2 Gadwall pr, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 6 Common Pochard [5 m f], 4 Tufted Duck [2 m 2 f], f Kestrel, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Raven pr - giving a variety of calls, not just 'cronking' {25+ Grey Squirrel} (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Common Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, Sparrowhawk, 5 Little Owl, 25 Rook, 10 Goldcrest, 225 Redwing, Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Greenfinch (Samuel Levy/Tony Clancy)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley DA5: Little Bunting still present flushed from centre path 0810 and flew to SE corner where showed well till 0830 at least, Mute Swan, 4 Egyptian Geese, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Kestrel, 1-2 Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, Cetti's Warbler singing, 3+ Siskin, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Oak Hill Wood NR, East Barnet: m Firecrest (Ben Epstein)

Monday 3rd January 2022[]

  • Battersea Park Lake: Tawny Owl out at dusk, singing Song Thrush, 70 Cormorant, 19 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 12 Shoveler, mini Mallard must be dwarf ornamental bird escaped, 72 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe pr displaying (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: 15 Siskin (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Coldblow Field, Bexley, DA5: Brambling, Kestrel (Mike Edwards)
  • Crayford Marshes: Egyptian Goose S over Thames, 2 Shelduck, Gadwall, 6+ Wigeon, 40+ Teal, m Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, 33+ Avocet, c50 Lapwing, c1000 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 50+ Redshank, Curlew, 5+ Yellow-legged Gull, Skylark, 10+ Meadow Pipit, Rock_or_Water Pipit along Darent, Grey Wagtail, 5+ Stonechat, 2 singing Song Thrush, Redwing, 5+ Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness NR: 3 Fieldfare, 2 Water Rail [heard], 2 Peregrine, 7 Cetti`s Warbler, 8 Lapwing, 2 Song Thrush singing, Little Egret, 3 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, very quiet. Thames incoming tide: Curlew, 80+ Shoveler, 58 Shelduck, 58 Redshank, 60 Lapwing, c50 Dunlin, 18 Wigeon, 6 Greylag Goose (Bernie Weight & Rob Todd)
  • 40+ Gadwall, 300+ Teal, ark: Red-crested Pochard, 4 Northern Shoveler, Grey Heron, multiple Mallard, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Cormorant (Richard Oshea)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 21 Cormorant roosting in trees on island, imm Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan pr, 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 9 Mandarin Duck [5 m 4 f], m Northern Shoveler, m Common Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck [21 m 10 f], m Hooded Merganser [unknown origin - returning bird from last winter], 5 Common Gull [4 ad & second-winter] inc ad w/ white darvic ring JJ358 from Norway, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker inc one drumming, 3 Wren singing, 17 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldcrest inc singing male, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit singing, 3 Nuthatch, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Garden Suburb: 90 Common Gull [Lyttelton Playing Fields], 2 Blackcap [Northway Gardens] (James Palmer)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Mediterranean Gull [ad & 2cy] (Tony Blake)
  • KGV Reservoir: Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver on S basin, 2 m Scaup on N basin (Walthamstow birders on tour)
  • Little Britain Lake, Cowley: Kingfisher (Julie Dungey)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Jack Snipe, 35 Snipe, Goldeneye, 115 Lapwing, f Brambling, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 12 Siskin (Oscar Dewhurst).
  • Peckham Rye Park: Greylag Goose on pond with Canada Geese, unusual here (Tom Smith) (this bird is part of a mixed pair w/ 4 hybrid Canada x Greylag Goose offspring. More frequent lately)
  • Regent's Park: Water Rail [usual viewpoint], Cetti's Warbler, several Redwing on open space near Gloucester Gate, f Blackcap [Queen Mary's Rose Garden], f Brambling on Cricket Pen feeders intermittently [[1]] w/ finch flock (D McKenzie)
  • Rowley Farm, Iver Heath: 2 Red Kite, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 4 Goldfinch, 20+ Redwing, 2 Egyptian Goose, 50+ Flock of Siskin feeding in alders along lakeside (Nigel Barratt)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Reed Bunting, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 11 Teal, Grey Heron, Stock Dove, 2 Red Kite, Buzzard (Nigel Dodd)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 6 Teal, 53 Stock Dove, 118 Black-headed Gull, 450+ Common Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Kestrel, 5 Rook, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Blackcap m f [Oakfields], 15 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 120 Starling, 4 Mistle Thrush, 265 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 18 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 70 Siskin (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm: Little Bunting still in SE corner mid-morning, Brambling N (John Archer/Graeme Spinks) moved to central path 12 noon, 5 Skylark (Ralph Todd) Little Bunting back in SE corner 1345, 4 Little Grebe, Meadow Pipit, Redwing, singing Song Thrush (Ian Stewart)
  • Watermeads NT NR: Kingfisher (Matt Bradbury)
  • Worcester Park: 70 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet, Little Egret, Peregrine (Bob Smith)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Pheasant, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Dodd)

Sunday 2nd January 2022[]

  • Aldenham Reservoir: 3cy Yellow-legged Gull (Tony Blake)
  • Brent Reservoir: 21 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, Cetti's Warbler, 8 Redwing (Steve Blake)
  • Burgess Park: Water Rail, Grey Wagtail [quick visit at dusk] (Steven Robinson). White-fronted goose flew into fenced off meadow area by the lake at about 1600 (Toby Baldwin)
  • Bushy Park: Dartford Warbler, 3 Stonechat, 7 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 3 Goldcrest, 8 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Strachan)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 12+ Greenfinch went to roost before 1500 (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "River View EN2": f Blackcap feeding from block of fat in usual garden (Robert Callf)
  • Greville Place LNR NW6:f.Blackcap (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Hampton Wick Pond: 18 Gadwall, m Red-crested Pochard (Nick Tanner)
  • KGV Res: Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Scaup (A Middleton)
  • Lee Valley: m Scaup & 2 Goosander pr [Ashley Pit], Bittern [Info Centre/Watchpoint], Cattle Egret [Hall Marsh Scape] (Ian Bradshaw)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Jack Snipe, f Brambling, 25 Common Snipe, 2 Stonechat, Pintail, 2cy Caspian Gull, 2 Water Pipit [WWT website]; 4 Jack Snipe (Andrew Self)
  • Otford: Barnacle Goose in fields by Rye Lane (Richard Bonser)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, 4 Redwing (Nigel Barratt)
  • Sidcup DA14 "Chalk Wood/Honeydale Farm": 3 Red-legged Partridge Honeydale fields, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, 20+ Redwing, 1+ Nuthatch, 2+ Treecreeper (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup Place: 20+ Redwing under trees by Frognal Ave (Ian Stewart)
  • Skeet Hill Lane/Gorse Road BR5: Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 2+ Fieldfare, c20 Linnet, Yellowhammer near Micklewood Farm (Ian Stewart)
  • South Lodge Farm: Little Egret (Robert Callf)
  • Swakeleys Park, Ickenham: 10 Mandarin Duck 6 m 4 f (Steve & Julie Dungey)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Smew, Peregrine Falcon, Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Treecreeper (Simon Papps)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Pheasant 2 m f, 2 Red Kite, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail over, Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Teal, 68 Stock Dove, 73 Black-headed Gull, 181 Common Gull, Red Kite, 5 Rook, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 6 Nuthatch, 4 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 235 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 10 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 53 Chaffinch, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 78 Siskin (Samuel Levy/Simon Worsfold)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Mute Swan pr inc male w/ orange darvic 4DOU, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 3 Gadwall [2 m f], 12 Northern Shoveler [8 m 4 f], 10 Tufted Duck [3 m 7 f], 186 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull inc first-winter, 5+ Stock Dove (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm: Little Bunting still showing very well 1352 (Jack Headley et al)
  • Upper Cray Valley BR5: 2 Mute Swan, pair Gadwall, c10 Little Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2+ Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Dusky Warbler still in scrub by railway line on north marsh (Harringay Birder)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 5 Little Egret feeding in wet grass, 2 Red Kite, 327 Common Gull [my highest count here], 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull [2 ad & 1st-w] (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 1st January 2022[]

  • Ashley Pit: m Scaup, 5 Goosander, 25+ Redwing, 3 Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Brookmans Park: Raven over Gobions Wood (Jack Haynes)
  • Bruce Castle Park: 2 Nuthatch prospecting holes, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker interacting inc drumming, Jay (ADH Hudson)
  • Burgess Park: White-fronted Goose still, Water Rail calling & squeaking along reeds by school [responding to me playing a You Tube clip], 50 Goldfinch, singing Song Thrush, 16 House Sparrow (Michael Mac), 3 Wigeon over south at 1000 - this along with another record of Kestrel by another birder disappeared. (John & Janet Cadera). yes I saw it earlier but when I came to post, it had disappeared? (Michael Mac) Thanks Michael, The Wiki has a habit of eating records now and then! (John). It seems from the wiki's history that the earlier record was accidentally overwritten at 15:10 by someone adding a new entry in the same alphabetical position (AH).
  • Coldblow Field DA5: Common Buzzard, 20+ Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 2+ Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, 40+ Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 2+ Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness: Great Egret flew into Norman Road Field from N at 1030 and flew off E at 1050, 4 White-fronted Goose low W at 1035, Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 3+ Yellow-legged Gull [1+ ad, 4cy, 1+ 3cy] (John Archer)
  • Danson Park: 2 Mute Swan, 20+ Egyptian Goose, m Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Cormorant, Little Egret (Ian Stewart)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Little Grebe, 2+ imm Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 14 Meadow Pipit, 19 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, Song Thrush, 60+ Redwing, 6 Long-tailed Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield EN2 "Enfield Rd/Jolly Farmers": {Seven-spot Ladybird - actively crawling on bench} [earliest record ever] (Robert Callf)
  • Eynsford: 3 Grey Heron, m Blackcap in garden, 40 Redwing, 80 Linnet, 18+ Yellowhammer [single flock] (Richard Bonser)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Mute Swan, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3+ Gadwall, 2+ Tufted Duck, m Pheasant, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, u/i egret sp S over Royal Park, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail heard, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush singing, Cetti's Warbler singing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Nuthatch, 2+ Jay, 5+ Siskin, 2 Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenford to Hanwell Lock "Brent corridor": 4 Teal 2 pr, 17 Mandarin Duck [collection area], Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Stock Dove [attempted mating observed], 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [1 drumming]. Grey Wagtail, 3 Redwing, 12 singing Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, c15 Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: f Firecrest showing well in Path behind Keepers Cottage at 0900, 18 Siskin around Reedbed at W end of Lake, 4 Shoveler two prs, 6 Mandarin Duck [3 prs], Pochard, Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Davey Leach), m Hooded Merganser [unknown origin - probably returning bird from last winter] (John Branagan per RM Callf)
  • Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret, Little Egret, 40+ Shoveler, 90+ Lapwing, 50+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Peregrine, 20 Common Gull, 450 Black-headed Gull [football pitch & Highgate ponds] mixed fock [20] of Goldfinch & Siskin at Sanctuary Pond (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 25+ Egyptian Goose, 4 Skylark (incl 2 singing), 6+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting, 10+ Linnet, 50+ Chaffinch, 4 Brambling (Simon Papps)
  • Hooks Marsh: 2 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens [44 species]: 4 Wigeon [3 m] comprising 3 on Long Water and a male on Round Pond, 2 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 4 Common Gull, c15 Stock Dove [some display], singing Cetti's Warbler, 6 singing Song Thrush, 7 Redwing in Rowan near West Carriage Drive, 3 Mistle Thush (2 singing), 4 singing Coal Tit, singing Treecreeper, c15 Jackdaw (D McKenzie)
  • Ickenham marshes: 2 Little Egrets overhead (Steve & Julie Dungey)
  • Lamorbey Park: 6-8 Egyptian Goose, f Shoveler, 3 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Peregrine, 1w Common Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 4+ Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 1+ Nuthatch (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: 6 Jack Snipe, 28 Common Snipe, f Brambling, Goldeneye, Shelduck, Pintail, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • North Met Pit: f Goldeneye (Simon Papps)
  • Osterley Park: 16 Egyptian Goose, 10 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, m Teal, 9 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove, Kingfisher (Neil Anderson)
  • RSPB Rainham Marshes: 189 Greylag Goose, 5 Barnacle Goose, 389 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 31 Shelduck, 211 Shoveler, 162 Gadwall, 627 Wigeon, 44 Pintail, 336 Teal, 20 Pochard, 33 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 158 Coot, 27 Avocet, 800 Lapwing, 15 Curlew, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 500 Dunlin, 59 Snipe, 99 Redshank, 42 Common Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 5 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Peregrine, Ring-necked Parakeet, Jay, 2 Raven, 4 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 23 Cetti's Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest, 3 Redwing, 23 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 4 Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, Greenfinch, 100 Linnet (Samuel Levy & Ben Rumsby)
  • Richmond, Selwyn Avenue: 2 Blackcap m, feeding on Holly berries in garden (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 2 Water Rail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Siskin (Simon Papps), Smew [1st winter m] in NW Corner at 1500 (Davey Leach)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 2 Peregrine, 2 Common Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap m & f, 2+ Greenfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 Teal, 28 Mallard, Peregrine [atop Thames power pylon], Bearded Tit, Stonechat, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven, Kestrel, Grey Heron, Pheasant, Spoonbill, 2 Water Rail (Roger Keith)
  • Thamesmead: 2 Caspian Gull [both 1st-winters] and 4cy Yellow-legged Gull off Greenhaven Drive (Richard Bonser)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan inc first-winter, 10 Mandarin Duck [6 m 4 f], 4 Northern Shoveler [2 m 2 f], 6 Common Pochard [5 m f], 2 Tufted Duck m f, f Kestrel, 138+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush singing, Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 19 Siskin feeding in alder Rough Lot (Robert Callf)
  • Tulse Hill: Peregrine circling quite low over Tulse Hill Hotel 1200 (Matt Bradbury) yeh unless they put a tray up on St Luke's it will be probably another disaster year for those Peregrine's! They managed to raise 4 the 1st attempt - then failed the next 2 seasons! (Michael Mac) (Thanks Michael and good to know; HNY, MB). Is this the church by West Norwood station? (NJ) yes (MM) Little Owl perched on TV aerial on Perran Road and watched for 10 minutes [1700] Notable in that this is in the middle of the south circular gyratory and I just happened to be looking out of my window. Presumably the Brockwell Park bird, reported from time to time (Matt Bradbury)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley DA5: Little Bunting at west end of centre path 0808 then flew to SE corner around 0820 still present 1420 back at west end, Mute Swan, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 10+ Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush singing, Redwing, c40 Siskin, 2+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart et al)
  • Warren Farm and Elfort Park: 3 Stonechat, Greenfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Pied Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, m Blackcap, 4 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, Linnet (Oliver Flory - very nice to meet Neil as well - Happy New Year).[Thanks Oliver-good to meet you too! Neil ] Also Red Kite, m Peregrine, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Wimbledon Chase: Red Kite low over the area heading SE, giving the pigeons something to think about [first for me over here] (James D)

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