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Friday 7th August 2020Edit

  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Wood Sandpiper [London FOY? - no], Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper (Steve Leeke, via Brent Birders WhatsApp)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Whinchat re-found 0612 [I did not see yesterday in two visits] and still present on return to area 0815, last of the Tufted Duck ducklings on heron pond was eaten by Grey Heron 0600, 18 Barn Swallow incl 8 perched on leafless tree in bracken, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, knowledgeable photographer kindly informed me that the juv Grey Heron at Heron Pond was bred in tree-nest by the pond, c200 Carrion Crow flew off west from roost 0540, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, Blackcap (Spencer Neal)
  • Cray Valley "TQ472696": 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, c40 Black-headed Gull incl 2 juvs, 4 Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Common Whitethroat, 2+ Blackcap, 1+ Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Crossness: Red Kite [juv W over outfall 1145], 4 Little Egret, c10 Yellow-legged Gull, 25 Common Tern, 3 Redshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Sand Martin (Richard Bonser)
  • Greenford UB6 "garden": juv Sparrowhawk (Martin Smith)
  • Hampstead Heath: 60 Swifts feeding over Parliament Hill at 0700, Also Linnet (E) - (Pete Mantle)Garden Warbler in Kenwood, 3 Yellow Wagtail over Parliament hill (2 W 0620, 1 S 0630), singing Willow Warbler, Kingfisher pair perchced and fishing at mens pond, Sparrowhawk, 30 swift (Jamie Cedar)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, 3-4 Tufted Duck 2 juv, juv Sparrowhawk calling, 2 Peregrine, 3 Black-headed Gull on school field, 1 Swift, Green Woodpecker, 5+ Blackcap, 2+ Willow Warbler, c20 Chiffchaff, 4+ Goldcrest, 2+ Nuthatch {10+ Blue-tailed Damselfly, Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Emperor, Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker} (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Common Tern, female Sparrowhawk (WWT website)
  • Richmond Park: fem/juv Common Redstart on Sawyer's Hill (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Peregrine, Tawny Owl calling c2220 (Ian Stewart)
  • Thamesmead: Mediterranean Gull 2cy [regular bird off Greenhaven Drive] (Richard Bonser)
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    Totteridge Valley: 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 20+Swift, 11 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 singing Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 2 Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch (John Colmans) Also 2 Hobby, 19 Stock Dove, 34 Swift, Cormorant, Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Swallow, 4 Willow Warbler, 21 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 8 Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, Linnet (Samuel Levy)
  • Tufnell Park “Huddleston Road, 1120”: Hobby circling overhead with c10 Swift keeping a close eye on it (Reuben Braddock)
  • Wandsworth Common: Kingfisher, 2 Mandarin, 3 Willow Warbler (Nick Rutter)
  • Whetstone "garden": {Jersey Tiger at 1500} (David Roberts)
  • Wilmington (Barnend Farm area): Red-legged Partridge, Peregrine hunting cornfields, Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 1+ Blackcap, Chiffchaff, juv Rook, 6+ Linnet Not sure if there has been a clearout of local breeders, quite possible the larks and buntings have flocked up and are feeding as such on the now harvested corn fields or just staying down in the hot weather (Ian Stewart)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 5+ Willow Warbler, 12 House Martin (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 6th August 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Skylark downed in drizzle, Common Tern, 22+ Swift, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Grey Wagtail filter beds including at least 4 juveniles, Peregrine, Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Beckenham Place Park: 5 Hobby, 3 harassed by 6 magpies, 32 Magpies in group, 6 Swifts - so much noise in this park, including loud bass music played within 30 metres of Hobby nest by youths on a regular basis (Michael Mac). Yes, these birds are crazy to have nested here but incredibly have got three young through fledging. Yesterday one of the young fell out of the nest when a parent returned to feed them all, crashing to the ground. I then spent the next hour shielding it on the ground from the magpies and dogs before it came to its senses and flew up into a nearby tree - photo here (Martin Birch) I am sure the one you say dropped to the ground was already flying on Monday because I saw a food pass, so it was free flying then, I heard of peregrines fledging and then sitting in people's gardens for a long time (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Lesser Redpoll [Patch tick], Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clissold Park: 3 breeding pairs of Little Grebes (2 large/fledged chicks, 1 smaller chick and incubating pair), female Sparrowhawk (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Crayford Marshes: Little Egret, 4 Greenshank, 16 Common Sandpiper, 15+ Yellow-legged Gull, 2-3 Common Whitethroat all sightings observed without any optical equipment whatsoever (Jack Headley)
  • Dartford Marshes: Great Egret, 5 Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit ad SP ssp islandica, 5 Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 17 Swift S, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull { 6 Seal at least 4 were Grey Seal} (Phil Thompson)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: c15 Tufted Duck inc 10+ new juvs, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Swift, Kingfisher, 3+ Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Blackcap, 10+ Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 5+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Linnet {Banded Demoiselle, 2 Migrant Hawker} (Ian Stewart)
  • Greenford to Hanwell "Brent Corridor": imm Grey Heron, 2 (probably 3) Hobby (2 seriously mobbing Kestrel), Green Sandpiper (my first here), loose group 11 Mistle Thrush {3m Gypsy Moth, 3 Brown Argus, Small Copper, 2 Brown Hawker. Nearby Connolly Dell: 4 Willow Emerald incl mating pr, 3 Common Emerald Damselfly, m Ruddy Darter, drowned Jersey Tiger] (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite, 1 Swift over garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Home Park: Common Tern at Rick Pond (Mike Foster) {Lesser Emperor Dragonfly over grassland just beyond SW end of Hampton Wick Pond, being chassed as ever by Emperor.} (R.Kaye)
  • Horsenden Hill west: 150 plus Starling, Kestrel, 1 Swift (Martin Smith)
  • Kempton Park NR: Marsh Harrier fem type flew low S 1138 (Justin Quail per FJM)
  • Mile End Park: pair Mute Swan with 5 cygnets (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • New Cross: Sparrowhawk, New Cross Road (Tony Stones)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: m Pheasant, 2+ Sparrowhawk inc juv heard, 2+ Hobby inc juv heard, Swift, Green Woodpecker, 3+ Swallow, 8+ Blackcap, 15+ Whitethroat, 3-4 Cetti’s Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, Linnet, 2+ Bullfinch {Migrant Hawker} (Ian Stewart)
  • Victoria Park: 2 pairs Great Crested Grebe with 2 juvs each, pair Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Egyptian Goose, Bar Headed Goose, 3 Cormorant, 2 ad Little Grebe (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Woolwich: 2 (pr ?) House Martin, Woodrow SE18 5DH (Tony Stones).

Wednesday 5th August 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine, 50+ Black-headed Gull, Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Beckenham Place Park: Hobby, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel in 25 mins, Swift (Michael Mac)
  • Beckenham Junction Train Station: House Sparrow roost heard around 20 birds at dusk (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 55+ Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 10 Teal, Willow Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, 700+ Black-headed Gull, 40 Swift (Sam Jones)
  • Brixton: 15 Starling, Lambeth Town Hall, 1 Swift high over Tunstall Road; {Jersey Tiger}, garden of Duke of Edinburgh PH, Ferndale Road (Tony Stones)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Whinchat still present 0751, 8 Barn Swallow perched on cricket pitch practice cage, Gadwall, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Tern, Little Owl heard [thanks to Ian R Watson who found it earlier], 11 Mistle Thrush on King's Field with 15 Pied Wagtail, Tufted Duck brood on Heron Pond is down to 1 and Egyptian Goose brood there down to 6, 21 Mandarin Duck, Grey Wagtail, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, 2 Nuthatch, Reed Buntings (Spencer Neal)
  • Enfield "private access": f/imm Northern Wheatear - my first of the autumn (Robert Callf)
  • London Wetland Centre: female Marsh Harrier on grazing marsh, Common Sandpiper (WWT website)
  • Richmond Park: Wheatear (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Rowley Farm, Iver Heath: 5 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, 2 Swallow {Roe Deer} (Nigel Barratt)
  • Sidcup DA15 "The Hollies": juv Sparrowhawk calling, Tawny Owl calling 1930, Swift W (Ian Stewart)
  • St Paul's Cray: Kestrel, Hobby N 1932 (Jack Headley)
  • Stafford Road Open Space, Ruislip Gardens, HA4: m Brown Hairstreak (Shailesh Patel)
  • Trent Park: Greylag Goose, 34 Canada Goose, 10 Mandarin Duck, 3 Pied Wagtail, 14 Mistle Thrush North Lawn, 2 Common Whitethroat (Robert Callf)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 20+ Pochard, Green Sandpiper (Garry James)
  • Yeading Brook, Ruislip Gardens, HA4: Little Egret and Kingfisher (Shailesh Patel)

Tuesday 4th August 2020 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler, Little Egret, Peregrine, 6 Swift, 21 Black-headed Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Crossness NR: Barn Owl, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Egret, 2 Heron, Pheasant m, 18 Black-headed Gull, 27 Canada Goose, 14 Greylag Goose, 6 Shoveler, 16 Teal, 5 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 11 Swift, 4 Little Grebe, {Southern Hawker} (Bernie Weight). Thames and foreshore low tide: 4 Little Egret, 21 Shelduck, Heron, 29 Black-tailed Godwit, c600+ Black-headed Gull, 65 Teal, 3 Redshank, 28 Gadwall, Chiffchaff, 4 Herring Gull, 21 Lapwing, 8 Yell-legged Gull (juvenile), Common Tern, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Cormorant, {Southern Migrant Hawker [Golf Course path]} (Bernie Weight)
  • Cray Valley "TQ472696": 2+ House Martin, Grey Wagtail, Common Whitethroat, 5+ Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Edgwarebury: 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, juv Sparrowhawk calling (Fay Broom, Bob Husband)
  • Ealing W13: Common Sandpiper over garden at 0152, also Coot last night - noc-mig recording (Bill Haines)
  • Erith Pier: Mediterranean Gull 2cy, 13+ Yellow-legged Gull [ad 12+ 1cy], 20+ Lesser Black-backed Gull [including Suffolk ringed juvenile] (Richard Bonser)
  • Fishers Green "Seventy Acres Lake": 3 Mandarin Duck (James Palmer)
  • Forest Hill Road SE22: 11 Swift still over the houses east of the road this evening but not screaming low over the houses like they usually do (Paul Francis)
  • Frays Farm Meadows LWT: Common Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Siskin, Bullfinch (Dan Pinkham)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, Garden Warbler this morning at 0700, Also 5 Black-headed Gull SW, 20 Swift over (Pete Mantle); also Lesser Whitethroat at hedge 3 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 7 Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, many Common Whitethroat, & Blackcap (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black-tailed Godwit on East Warwick, Buzzard, 16 Common Sandpiper, Swallow, Shoveler (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Whinchat by Patty Pools 1000 (Neville Smith/Harry Lacey/Phil Rhodes)
  • Rammey Marsh: Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, m Bullfinch (Neville Smith)
  • Rotherhithe: 4 Yellow-legged Gull [ad 3 1cy on the River Thames off Greenland Pier] (Richard Bonser)
  • Thamesmead: Mediterranean Gull 2cy [off Greenhaven Drive, regular bird], 6 Yellow-legged Gull [ad 3cy 2cy 3 1cy], 3 Common Gull, 5 Common Tern (Richard Bonser)
  • Trent Park: 5 Mandarin Duck, f Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard, 9 Mistle Thrush North Lawn (Robert Callf)
  • Waterloo: {Common Seal swimming downriver under Waterloo Bridge} (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Wimbledon Common: Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (Jon Reeves)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Shoveler, Willow Warbler (Niall T Keogh)
  • Woolwich: Mediterranean Gull 1cy [unringed, off King Henry's Wharf], Yellow-legged Gull 1cy, Great Black-backed Gull 1cy, 2 Common Gull (Richard Bonser)

Monday 3rd August 2020 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 90+ House Sparrow including 40+ Redston Field, Little Egret, 25+ Black-headed Gull, 10+ Swift, Clouded Yellow, 2 Willow Warbler in nearby garden (APOG Birders)
  • Beckenham Place Park: 3 Hobby - 1 juvenile food pass, 4 Little Grebe pr & 2 juv on new swimming pond that was only built and opened summer 2019 plus breeding Moorhen/Coot [quick colonisation]' Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Whinchat 0550 bracken south of Heron Pond, Willow Warbler, 6 Reed Bunting, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat family unit still in bracken on west side of Chestnut Avenue, Mandarin Duck brood of one from 16/07/20 still present on the canal (Spencer Neal)
  • Chelsea Bridge Wharf: Grey Wagtail {2 Common Darter} (Neil Anderson)
  • Cray Valley GC: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker incl 1 juv, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ House Martin, 5+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Goldcrest, 4 Linnet (Jack Headley)
  • Dagenham Chase: juv Mediterranean Gull, 4 Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, 11 Lapwing (Steve Bacon}
  • Enfield "private access": 2 Whinchat ad f & juv/first-winter m feeding on blackberries 1400-1410 {2 Red Admiral} (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "Garden N3": Curlew, Whimbrel, Oystercatcher and Water Rail all sound recorded over the garden last night. (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: Lesser Whitethroat at the cricket pitch am (Pete Mantle)
  • Plumstead Common SE18: Common Swifts several pairs, about 3 on south side of Common, seem absent today. {Griizzled Skipper "Pyrgus" in garden. A good year for Hedge Browns around here} (Patrick English)
  • Scadbury Park: Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 4+ Blackcap, 5+ Whitethroat also lots of sylvia warbler-type takking heard, 3+ Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff and several unidentified phylloscs, 4+ Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": Sparrowhawk, Hobby low W through garden 1630, Peregrine, 4 Swift, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler in my garden briefly (Ian Stewart)
  • Southwark Park: 2 Stock Dove, Little Grebe, Coal Tit, Peregrine (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Stafford Road Open Space, Ruislip Gardens. Hobby low over in hunting mode this afternoon. ( John Edwards)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 3 Sparrowhawk circling hi up in group away from the wood (Michael Mac)
  • Totteridge Valley: 3 Lapwing [Cow Field], 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 22 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat (John Colmans) Belmont Farm: 11 Stock Dove, 8 Swift, 23 Herring Gull, 19 Lesser black-backed Gull, 6 Cormorant W, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit, 58 Swallow, 46 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Mistle Thrush, Greenfinch. (Samuel Levy & Bob Husband)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: m Pheasant, Cormorant chased by Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Swift, Green Woodpecker, 10+ Swallow, 1+ Blackcap, 5+ Whitethroat, 1+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2+ Bullfinch {Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker} (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Marsh Harrier S at 1210, Dunlin, Redshank, Oystercatcher (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Green Sandpiper (Garry James)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Comorant, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Worcester Park: Hobby low over garden at 0630 (Bob Smith)

Sunday 2nd August 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite SW 0819, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 12+ Swift {Clouded Yellow} (APOG Birders)
  • Balham: Hobby over S at 1300 (Nick Rutter)
  • Brent Reservoir: 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Willow Warbler (Andrew Self) Also 8 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 12 Teal, Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 50+ Swift, 13 Common Tern, Sparrowhawk, Hobby mobbing House Martins above cool oak lane bridge, 3 Reed Warbler, Sand Martin, 40 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Whinchat in bracken south of Heron Pond at 1230 (Mark Wardman)
  • Chadwell Heath "Romford": {Jersey Tiger} (G J Francis)
  • Edgwarebury: Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby, male Kestrel, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk (Fay Broom, Sue Widdowfield, Bob Husband)
  • Erith Pier: Caspian Gull 2cy, 35 Yellow-legged Gull [2 ad 3 2cy 30 1cy], Mediterranean Gull 1cy (Richard Bonser/Josh Jones/Jamie Partridge/Niall T Keogh)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Egyptian Goose & 2 almost fully grown yg, f Tufted Duck with duckling brood, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 4 Swallow, 5+ Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite, 4 Swift over garden [Gypsy Moth] (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath: Red Kite over SW at 0840, 2 Reed Warblers at the Boating Pond, one singing, Also a few Willow Warblers in with 20 Chiffchaffs in Hedges 1, 2 and 3 (Pete Mantle)
  • Hornsey garden N8: Hobby N 1906 (Bob Watts)
  • King Henry's Wharf, Woolwich: Yellow-legged Gull 1cy, Common Gull ad (Richard Bonser)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, 3 Tufted Duck 2 juv, Tawny Owl calling 2040, Kingfisher (Ian Stewart)
  • Mayflower Park: 4 Willow Warbler (Bob Smith)
  • Purfleet "River Thames": Bar-tailed Godwit, Sandwich Tern, juv Mediterranean Gull, 17 Yellow-legged Gull (Fraser Simpson)
  • Rotherhithe: 3 Yellow-legged Gull [ad 2cy 1cy], Common Gull ad (Richard Bonser)
  • Rowley Farm, Iver Heath: 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, Grey Heron, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker ( Nigel Barratt)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): Sparrowhawk, Hobby low W 1730, Peregrine {2 Hedgehogs in early hours} (Ian Stewart)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “18.30-19.30 Botany Marsh”: 5 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Heron, Grasshopper Warbler h, Peregrine [atop of Thames crossing pylon], 2 Linnet, Greylag Goose, 12 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker h, Cetti's Warbler h, Chiffchaff h (Roger Keith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Little Owl, 8 Stock Dove, 9 Swift, 9 Skylark, 11 Swallow,  singing Reed Warbler in scrub [presumed migrant], 4 Common Whitethroat, 8 calling Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, c25 Linnet {Jersey Tiger, 11 Small Heath, Purple Hairstreak} (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmead: Mediterranean Gull 2cy [regular bird, returning from last winter], 7 Yellow-legged Gull [2 ad 4cy 4 juv], Lesser Black-backed Gull 30 [including Belgian ringed 2cy], Herring Gull 150, Common Tern 2 (Richard Bonser)
  • Tufnell Park N7: 1445 2 [maybe three] young Goldcrests with one adult, by garden pond (Neil Bowman)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: 6+ Pheasant f with 5+ juv, 3 Sparrowhawk 2 juvs heard calling adult with prey, 1-2 Kestrel, 2+ Swift, 2+ Green Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 3+ Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Hobby hunting high over No 4, 13 Common Sandpipers, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Worcester Park: 160 House Sparrows from roost on horse fields (Bob Smith)
  • Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets: 2 Nuthatch calling by Splash Pool, 2 Coal Tits and 5 Goldcrest from 0800-0900 (Adam Winstanley and Graham Howie).

Saturday 1st August 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Tawny Owl (2m & f) shortly after midnight, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Swift, Small Heath (APOG Birders)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Whinchat 0553 bracken south of Heron Pond- at one point both perched briefly on old dead tree stump before being disturbed by a Green Woodpecker and then lost to me, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Tern, new brood of 3 Tufted Duck at Heron Pond, Meadow Pipit carrying food in bracken, Goldcrest juv, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Reed Bunting, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Kestrel, Nuthatch, Grey Heron tried to take Mallard duckling but parent defended it aggressively (Spencer Neal)
  • Cray Valley "TQ472696": Cormorant N, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 15+ Swift mostly S, Green Woodpecker, 2 House Martin, Grey Wagtail, 5+ Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Dartford Marshes: Great Egret, 7 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Greenshank, 11 Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel, 20+ Yellow-legged Gull (Phil Thompson)
  • Edmonton "Church St N9": {f Lesser Stag Beetle} (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 9 Crossbill SW over Parliament Hill, 0625, 2 Reed Warbler (Matt Evans) Also at 0740, a Hobby flew SW (Pete Mantle) 3 Sand Martin pm (Jamie Cedar via Twitter)
  • Heman's Estate Community Garden "Stockwell": male Sparrowhawk on bird feeders - no prey (Michael Mac)
  • Kelsey Park "Beckenham": Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 10 Swift, leucistic f Mandarin, bloke feeding waterbirds with 3 Mandarins about his persons - this guy is doing what tourists do with parakeets in Kensington Gardens - with Mandarins here (Michael Mac)
  • King Henry's Wharf, Woolwich: Yellow-legged Gull [juv] (Richard Bonser)
  • Lamorbey Park: Egyptian Goose; 3 Tufted Duck [2 juv], Sparrowhawk, 2 Stock Dove, Swift, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, several Goldcrest. several Coal Tit, Treecreeper [personal site first], c8 Jackdaw (Mike Amos) nb Treecreeper breeds at this site but is very elusive
  • Rainham Marshes: 12 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 23 Avocet, Oystercatcher, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler {Southern Migrant Hawker, 4 Jersey Tiger} (Andrew Self)
  • Rotherhithe: 4 Yellow-legged Gull [ad 2cy 2 juv], 7 Egyptian Goose (Richard Bonser)
  • Ruislip Gardens "Stafford Rd Open Space": Red Kite nearby, 2 Swift, Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch heard {3 Brown Hairstreak on thistles, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Brown Argus, 6 Small Copper, 10 Common Blue, 7 Gypsy Moth (All males, Neil?  1 female for sure)} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Mediterranean Gull moulting juv early am, Dunlin juv, Whimbrel flew over, 2 Redshank (Dom Pia per FJM) Turnstone on tern rafts early evng, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover juv, 2 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Peregrine (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Winchmore Hill: private garden Jersey Tiger moth (Fran Shipp)
  • Yeading Meadows: {Clouded Yellow} (Jim Fell)

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