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Tuesday 17th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Whinchat NW perimeter, meadow Pipit (Bob Watts)
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill”: Wheatear on athletics field at 09.00, c12 Meadow Pipit on hill (Reuben Braddock)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 3 Meadow Pipit s. 2 Stock Dove e. (Neil Batten)

Monday 16th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Meadow Pipit, 11+ Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl f Pintail, 21 Tufted Duck, 3 Kestrel, Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Barn Owl, Raven, Swallow, 4 Willow Warbler, 25 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 70 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting (BFBG blog)
  • Boxer's Lake: Grey Heron, Mute Swan, 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, 6 eclipse m Northern Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck 6m 6f/imm (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm "early-pm": 14 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 3m Stonechat (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Hampstead Heath: 80 House Martins feeding then moving off W, 5 Swallows over, 5 Chiffchaffs with various tit flocks, but no Blackcaps seen or heard first time since early March (Pete Mantle)
  • Home Park: 3 Cormorant, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 3 Little Owl, 16 Mute Swan 10 adults and 6 juveniles, 7 Red-crested Pochard 4m 3f (Nigel Jackman)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Snipe, 6 Green Woodpecker, 1 Hobby, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Kew Bridge: 2 Ruddy Shelduck on Thames nearby (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 3 Meadow Pipit over S, 7 Wigeon, 4 Common Snipe, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 11 Shelduck, 27 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 36 Avocet, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Kestrel, 3 Bearded Tit, 10 Cetti's Warbler, 61 Goldfinch (via BirdTrack)
  • The Brook BR5: 3+ Gadwall, Kingfisher, 2 prs Coot with juvs (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 30 Chiffchaff, 12 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Common Buzzard, 15 House Martin, 2 Mistle Thrush, 37 Stock Dove, 4 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk, 3 Mandarin Duck, 11 Rook, 11 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Little Owl, Pied Wagtail, Willow Warbler in sub song, 6 Swallow, 4 Collared Dove, 80 Starling, {Small Heath owl_field} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: incl Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, Whinchat by willows fm c/p, c100 Meadow Pipit willows fm (Rupert Evershed tweet); 2 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 20+ Linnet (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Wallington area: 12 Goldcrest [possible local influx], Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Arjun Dutta)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 100 House Martin, 25 Chiffchaffs, Common Buzzard (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 16 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 26+ Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap being the only other warbler seen, 6 House Martin, 6 Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Little Owl, 50+ Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Yellow-legged Gull 1w ad (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank still [12th day], 10+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 6 Teal, 40 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, Water Rail (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: incl 2 Shoveler, f Pochard, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 30 Shoveler (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Stonechat (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)

Sunday 15th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard, 13 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warbler, Swallow (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Broadwater "Harefield GPs [BirdGuides' grid ref TQ040890]": Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Broxbourne Woods: incl Goshawk mobbed by corvids, Common Buzzard am (Colin Edge via eBird)
  • Canons Farm: 35+ Chiffchaff, Stonechat am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Cheam "Cricket Club": 1 Yellow Wagtail, 17 Meadow Pipit [4-6-3-1-3] various directions, Hobby, 6 Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, {but a surprise highlight of a Clouded Yellow butterfly today!} (Arjun Dutta)
  • Coursers Farm: incl Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, 5 Skylark, Whinchat, 5 Tree Sparrow, 6 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Cowley "Business Park UB8": Kingfisher - R Frays (Roger Dewey)
  • Crossness "incl WeBS count": incl 83 Shelduck, 692 Teal, Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 11 Cormorant, 38 Lapwing, 72 Black-tailed Godwit, 54 Redshank, 300 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Wheatear (Mike Coleman via BirdTrack)
  • Dungeon Hill nr Woodmansterne "Surrey TQ269595": 2 Stonechat 0850 (Graham Harris per Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN); also Wryneck [from end of Kenneth Rd take footpath west then south] (Graham Harris per Duncan Jennings via DH Wildlife blog/BirdGuides)
  • Ellenbrook Fields "area incl Beech Farm & Coopers Green": incl Gadwall, 14 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 18 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 14 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 8 Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Kingfisher, Spotted Flycatcher, f Common Redstart (Steve Bacon tweet)
  • Farthing Downs: 2 Whinchat (BirdGuides)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 3 Swallow S (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach "0815-1230": 6 Teal, Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 11 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hammersmith "Broadway": Peregrine putting up pigeons on church (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath: same Common Buzzard as yesterday, being chased by Red Kite over west meadow at 2:45pm, Hobby flying over trees at 3:30pm in west meadow, Reed Warbler heard at 3pm, Sparrowhawk over fitzroy park at 4:30pm (Jamie Cedar); also 100 Swallows, 10 House Martin, Sand Martin SW (Pete Mantle)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir "permit only": 2 Common Sandpiper (Bob Cripps via BirdTrack)
  • KGV Res "permit only": juv Hooded Merganser [origin unknown] 1055 (Neville Smith tweet); f Common Redstart (Adam Wilson); also incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Linnet pm (Graham Howie via eBird); also incl 20 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 100 Tufed duck, Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 50 Cormorant, 3 Pied Wagtail, White Wagtail (David Darrell-Lambert via BirdTrack) Photos & subsequent sightings indicate adult female Hooded_Merganser rather than juvenile [but NS disputes this assertion with a tweeted photo of his own]. What are the current access arrangements please? Last I saw [recently on Twitter] they were still sorting a new birders' lock. Monday: I just spoke to the gatehouse at Walthamstow; they haven’t welded the new lock on yet. This is expected to be done ‘in a week or two’. Meanwhile, a few birders seem to be getting in somehow, perhaps by jetpack. (Sean Huggins).
  • London Wetland Centre: 96 Shoveler, 129 Gadwall, 10 Wigeon, 51 Teal, 58 Pochard, 88 Tufted Duck, Water Rail, 38 Lapwing, 5 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel over, Hobby hunting, Peregrine on hospital, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Nuthatch entrance area, 3 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res: 86 Teal, 3 House Martin (Neil Anderson)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Red Kite low over Northala, Meadow Pipit over (Neil Anderson)
  • Putney Heath: Spotted Flycatcher am (Lee Evans-Hill tweet)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 5 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Nuthatch in wood at SW end, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff near pumping station at SW end (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 3 Wheatear 0820 Brian Crathorne via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Tree Pipit (Howard Vaughan blog)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl 5 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Simon Priestnall via eBird)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": Common Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail over (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh "patty pool mead along track beside reservoir": Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat mid morning (Brian Dawton); 2 Little Egret, 5 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 14 House Sparrow (Harry Harrison)
  • Staines Moor: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 14 Swallow, 3 Skylark, Common Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear, 28-36 Yellow Wagtail 1500, 11 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet (Dick Haydon via Surrey BN/BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe s basin (BirdGuides)
  • Thames (Beverley Brook outlet to Barnes Bridge): 4 Grey Wagtail, feeding flock 21 House Martin towards Barnes Bridge, singing Cetti's Warbler by LWC, 3 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • Thorpe Park: incl Common Snipe (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • Titsey, Surrey "Clacket Ln services TN16 2ER": White Stork N aft (BirdGuides)
  • Totteridge Valley: ad m Common Redstart owl_field but elusive 1155, 2+ Whinchat folly fm in corn field still 1310, 360+ House Martin thru SE, 4 Grey Wagtail SW, Black-headed Gull SE, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 27 Swallow thru SE, 6 Meadow Pipit, 24 Chiffchaff, 28 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 11 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher darlands, 4 Mandarin Duck 3m 1f, Linnet owl_field, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 juv Red Kite folly farm, 12+ Yellow Wagtail corn field, 12 Rook, Stonechat corn field, {2 shrew sp, Red Admirals, Speckled Woods} (Samuel Levy); 3 Reed Bunting corn field, 10 Yellow Wagtail corn field (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: f Garganey main pit still, Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Wheatear paddock still, 4+ Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grey Wagtail am (Rupert Evershed tweet); also 3-4 Hobby main gp hunting dragonflies, Peregrine, 5+ Swallow, 5 House Martin (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": 2 Whinchat, Common Whitethroat, Common Buzzard, Nuthatch (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Hobby, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 7 Grey Wagtail, 4 House Martin (Daniel Whitelegg); Garganey, Whinchat, Stonechat, Lesser Whitethroat (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Weald CP "0815-1000": incl Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Willow Warbler, 3+ Goldcrest, 7+ Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]
  • Wimbledon Common: Spotted Flycatcher ladies mile, 2 Stonechats plain, 2 Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail (Adrian Podmore et al)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Yellow Wagtail S (Isaiah Rowe per Surrey BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Whinchat (BirdGuides)

Saturday 14th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher late pm The Grove, also 5 Spotted Flycatcher [3 Grove], m Wheatear near cricket scrub, Stonechat W perimeter playing fields, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Willow Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, House Martin (APOG Birders);
  • Beckton STW "private access": incl 14 Little Egret [record count], pr Common Buzzard, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher [site 1st], Whinchat, 10 Yellow Wagtail over (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Green Sandpiper (Julie Drewett per Surrey BC); also incl 72 Shoveler, f Pintail, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, 2 Lapwing, 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, Swallow, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 2 Tree Sparrow, 20 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting (BFBG blog)
  • Brent Reservoir: Tree Pipit on Dump, Common Buzzard, Hobby over, Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 5 Common Snipe, 4 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 20 Meadow Pipit (Andrew Self)
  • Broadwater Lake: incl 19 Shoveler, 32 Gadwall, 122 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 99 Cormorant, Red Kite, 2 Common buzzard, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail early-pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Brockwell Park: Meadow Pipit (1st seen last evening by dog walker), House Martin, Green Woodpecker, 20 House Sparrows, strange juv Woodpigeon with growth on forehead giving prehistoric look (Michael Mac)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: 9 Common Buzzard, 32 Swallow, 48 Meadow Pipit (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Hobby, Lesser Whitethroat aft (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Clapton Square: Blue and Yellow Macaw heard yesterday seen today, hope it’s ok to post this on here (Marcus Mitchell)
  • Crayford Marshes: incl Little Grebe, 4 Shelduck, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 58 Redshank, 3 Kestrel, 7 Cetti's Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, 2 Whinchat, Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack) Admin, these were my records that were used from BirdTrack. I am unhappy that they have been publicised here without my consent. I have added to and corrected count of Common Sand (Mike Amos). MA - I'm not Admin but I reposted your BirdTrack list here. I would be happy to oblige if I could but I repeat what I said to someone last month: your sightings appeared on BirdTrack publicly and anonymously so NB if you don't 1) add your name to your BirdTrack posts or 2) hide them from public view by marking them as 'sensitive' (see here for how to do this) your public posts for this site could appear here again, through blind inadvertence. I am now adhering to your advice, but I don't think you should be posting sightings from anonymous sources for the following reasons 1) You don't know who the record is from 2) You do not have their permission. Why upset people from blind adherence to your own rigid way of thinking and use of regulations? As John Lydon said 'Rules are for fools' R Callf
  • Fairlop Waters:1 Tree Pipit over north, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchat 3 in paddocks & 1 in weedy field aldborough farm (Steve Bacon)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Tawny Owl calling behind car park 20:10 (Jack Headley)
  • Gallions Reach "0815-1300": 5 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Great Egret, 4 Little Egret, Redshank, m Merlin [Ldn fos - 1st in Ldn RA since 17 Apr], Hobby, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat, Lesser Redpoll (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Whinchat, Chiffchaff (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill”: Yellow Wagtail landed briefly on hill at 07.25, 20+ Meadow Pipit feeding on the hill (Reuben Braddock); 2 Common Buzzard 1 low over kenwood 3pm and high over highgate 4:45pm & 1 over west meadow only 15 metres above the ground being harassed by crows 5pm, 4 Spotted Flycatcher by stream in west meadow 5pm, Goldcrest in kenwood, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 10 Swallows, 15 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, Little Grebe (Jamie Cedar)
  • Hogsmill NR "members only": 19 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 15 Stock Dove, Swallow, 3 House Martin, Chiffchaff (Nick Tanner)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 4 Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting ringed am (Shaun Harvey tweet w/ Paul Hawkins)
  • Leyton Flats: Little Egret, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Kestrel, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Goldcrest (Matt Williams)
  • London Wetland Centre: Kestrel, Hobby, 3 Swallow, 4 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Stonechat wildside, 3 Yellow Wagtail S am (WWT website); 2 Whinchat grazing marsh 1050 (BirdGuides); 2 Wheatear grazing marsh, 1 Lesser Whitethroat wader scrape shrubbery, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine on hospital, 5 Meadow Pipit (Martin Honey); also incl Sedge Warbler (Mike Coleman via BirdTrack)
  • Molesey GP: juv Marsh Harrier NE 0815, Willow Warbler singing, 3+ Yellow Wagtail (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Molesey Heath: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Muswell Hill: 4 soaring Common Buzzards gaining height over Queens Wood 15:45 (Trevor Wyatt)
  • North Finchley: 2 Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard over Hutton Grove (Samuel Levy)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite circling low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mary GP: Grasshopper Warbler ringed am (Steve Chastell tweet); also incl 17 Shoveler, 5 Teal, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Firecrest, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting (Steve Chastell via BirdTrack); also incl 5 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackcap (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 3 Skylark, Willow Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit 1100 (Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 155 Teak, 9 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Buzzard, 19 Avocet, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher, 5 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 9 Jackdaw, 14 Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, 36 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1000 Starling, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Wheatear, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 16 Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit, 35 Linnet, 8 Reed Bunting (Howard Vaughan, Andrew Gouldstone, Sean Huggins et al per ELBF FB); also incl 24 Avocet, Curlew early-aft (Oriana Garzon via eBird); also incl 7 Little Egret, Ringed Plover, Common Gull, 2 Skylark, 5 Spotted Flycatcher late-aft (Gareth Parkes via eBird); also 6 Whinchat still (BirdGuides); also incl 5 Ruff (James Aylward via BirdTrack)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Little Egret - one departed Pen Ponds at 07:00 and other three departed 07:30, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Grebe (James Owen); incl 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl 8 Shoveler, 34 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 2 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 6 Swallow, Cetti's Warbler (Jamie Davies via BirdTrack)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 4 Yellow Wagtail briefly fr Tyler Hide before departing SE c12:00, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Mandarin Duck, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 2 Teal, m Gadwall, 22 Lapwing, Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper, 8+ calling Chiffchaff (Jack Headley); also incl 4 Teal, 3 Pochard, Little Egret, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Lapwing, Redshank, Little Gull, 3 Kingfisher, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin (per BirdTrack)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Whinchat (Neville Smith)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear m & f/imm (Robert Callf)
  • Southall "Bankside TQ110800": Red Kite drifting N 13:10 (Phil Belman)
  • Staines Moor: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 13 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Hobby, Skylark, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Linnet, 60 Goldfinch early-pm (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoir: 9 Wigeon, 3 Black-necked Grebe n basin, Common Redstart, Yellow Wagtail both along causeway am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Thorndon CP "s section 0800-0900": incl 6+ Nuthatch, Crossbill heard over [Ldn fos - 1st Ldn record since 24 May assuming Nuthatch ruled out] (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS); "n section 0900-1000": incl Willow Warbler, 3+ Nuthatch, juv Bullfinch (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Totteridge Valley: 4 Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Common Buzzard, 1 Reed Warbler in corn field (Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: Kingfisher lower lake (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: f Garganey main gp still, Wheatear in paddock, Peregrine, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, Whinchat on hay bales car park 1 Willows Farm (Tyttenhanger Birders); m Wigeon, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 1+ Sedge Warbler (Steve Blake et al via Herts BC); Green Sandpiper, 50+ Meadow Pipit willows fm by c/p 1 (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); Stonechat willows fm lake maize field, 2+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still No 2, Whinchat, Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, Swift, 50 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Common Sandpipers, flock of 11 Mistle Thrush, 28 Swallow SE, Peregrine, 7 Shoveler, 23 Teal, 12 Gadwall (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat [first autumnal birds], f Common Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher School Scrub, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, 10+ Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting [first autumnal bird], Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Teal, 3 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank day 10 (James Heal)
  • Wildhill "incl Woodside, Hatfield": incl Grey Heron, 5 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 8 Rook, 2 Raven, Coal Tit, 3 Swallow, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 7 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Whinchat, 5 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Whinchat, 2 Wheatear by rubble heap am (Paul Frost tweet)

Friday 13th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher Grove 1400, 3 Common Buzzard together over garden centre then E 1408, Swallow west, 9 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, probable Common Buzzard pursued by crows, {Small Copper, Brown Argus} (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 9 Little Egret, Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Common Sandpiper (Mike Dent per ELBF FB
  • Banstead: Hobby S 1225 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl f Wigeon, f Pintail, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Common Buzzard, 5 Lapwing, 4 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Whinchat, Stonechat, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack); also incl 3 Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 13 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, 2 Sand Martin, 120 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher [Roger Browne], Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting (per BFBG blog); also incl 15 Common Buzzard, 13 Lapwing, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Coal Tit (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Brockwell Park: 1 Spotted Flycatcher still dead tree/BMX track now 6 days, Willow Warbler (Michael Mac)
  • Bushy Park: incl 30 Swallow, Whinchat (via BirdTrack)
  • Canons Farm: Swift, 50 Swallow, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Bunting am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Cowley "UB8": 1 Common Buzzard soaring (Roger Dewey)
  • Dagenham Chase: Wheatear (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Dagnam Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Denham CP: incl 2 Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher (John Western via BirdTrack)
  • Dungeon Hill: Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit (Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 2 Hobby (Steven Brown via Herts BC); Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat (per Herts BC)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Swallow, House Martin (Neil Twyford)
  • Garden Wood: Spotted Flycatcher (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: up to 4 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher still (Richard Green tweet)
  • Hackney Central: Red Kite being chased by 2 crows over station towards Hackney Downs !8:30 (Sue Barry)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": 4 Common Buzzards over [3 together at midday], Spotted Flycatcher briefly, 75 Meadow Pipits over, 50 Swallows, 10 House Martins, Chaffinch N, alba Wagtail E (Pete Mantle); "at 1715" another 6 Common Buzzards spiralled over Parliament Hill [5 drifted NE], Wheatear at the bowling green, 3 Spotted Flycatchers feeding from tree tops, Yellow Wagtail over, Peregrine over, another 10 Meadow Pipits NW (Pete Mantle); 2 Wheatear on bowling green 3pm, Spotted Flycatcher by highgate no1 pond (Jamie Cedar)
  • Heathrow: 3 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Red Kite (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Hogsmill NR: Shoveler, Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, 5 Stock Dove, House Martin, {c35 Red Admiral passage of around 8 an hour all moving purposefully SW. Seen Painted Lady do this before but not Red Admiral} (Nick Tanner)
  • Holloway Road “N7”: probable Common Buzzard circling distantly at 12.15 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Meadow Pipit (Sean Harvey, Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Swallow SE, {4 Red Admiral SW in 50 mins} (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Yellow Wagtail on grazing marsh near Dexter cattle, 1f Sparrowhawk over main lake, 4+ Chiffchaff singing and calling (Martin R. Honey); 1f Common Redstart briefly by sand_martin bank (reported by Simon Fogg per MH); also 10 Wigeon, Kingfisher, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 9 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit SE (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": Spotted Flycatcher 1130 (MLCS via eBird)
  • Norbury Park: 3 Whinchat cow fields (BirdGuides)
  • Primrose Hill: 3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard NW, 2 Hobby hunting hirundines 1120, 60+ Swallow over, 100+ House Martin high S, Yellow Wagtail SW 1055, 13 Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch W, 2 Goldfinch S am (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Shelduck, Wigeon, Pintail, 5 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 16 Avocet, 5 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 70 Stock Dove, 7 Skylark, 52 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 19 Swallow, Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 6 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 19 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff Hello Andrew - where do you see the stock dove and meadow pipit? I don't recall seeing either at Rainham before. Thanks [Tim Smith] [Stock Doves were in back field from serin mound and Meadow Pipits were flying over all morning] (Andrew Self); Grey Wagtail, 27 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Kestrel, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 Gadwall, 58 Swallow SE, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 13 Common Buzzard S, 8 Skylark, 83 Lapwing, 199 Teal, Curlew, 17 Avocet, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Whitethroat, Hobby, 9 Grey Heron, juv m Marsh Harrier [Red FL], 4 Wigeon, Barn Owl, 5 Ruff 3juv 2ad, 5 Little Egret, 2 Common Snipe, 32 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, 2 Pintail, Bearded Tit, 8 Whinchat, {Red Admirals, 3+ Willow Emerald, Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Small Copper} (Samuel Levy); also 4 Pintail, 5 Marsh Harrier [ad m & ad f & 2cy m & 2 juv inc red tagged FL], 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Kingfisher, m Peregrine, Jay, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Stonechat (Howard Vaughan, Andy Tweed, Patrick Hart via ELBF FB); also incl 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Stonechat early-pm (Lewis Lawes via eBird)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: very low Red Kite drifting over (Neil Anderson)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher by leaf-yard wood [area 41] 0825, Whinchat in chat bushes [nr a34] 0845 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Spotted Flycatcher (P Ryan); Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 12 Stonechat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat (Friday Bird Group); 5 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 20 Pochard, 6 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Hobby, Sedge Warbler (Jan Wilczur, Wendy Newnham)
  • Rowley Farm: 4 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Willow Warbler, 6 Swallow, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 2 male Northern Wheatear perched on electric fencing - large 'colour saturated' birds - I would suggest that they are not 'British birds' (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Little Egret, f Marsh Harrier low E 1425, Hobby, Common Whitethroat, 8 Whinchat all east side, 2 Stonechat, 7 Northern Wheatear, 16 Yellow Wagtail R Colne late aft, c10 Meadow Pipit (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: 5+ Yellow Wagtails, 1 Wheatear along causeway of south basin 08.30 (Andy Roberts)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": Meadow Pipit calling N, 4 Pied Wagtail over (Jack Headley)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “12.15-15.45 HT 13.30”: 12 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon [on top platform of Thames crossing power pylon with 3 Raven on supporting steelwork of platform underside 30m away], 3 Raven, Great Black-backed Gull [CR bird on top of Broadness lighthouse and assumed WF5T returned but couldn’t confirm today], 3 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Chiffchaff, 48 Mallard [river] (Roger Keith)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Swallow (Samuel Levy)
  • Trafalgar Square: 1 White Stork circling 1130 approx half mile to East. Lost from sight as it lost height. (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Black-tailed Godwit still, Garganey, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Hobby, Raven over, 2 Sedge Warbler, Stonechat, Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2+ Tree Sparrow (Tyttenhanger Birders)
  • Vauxhall "Riverside Walk": 2 Spotted Flycatcher 0715 (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: male Common Redstart, 2 Garganey still, Spotted Flycatcher near new hide, 4 Wheatear, Swift, 6 Common Buzzards soaring together, 1m Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Willow Warbler, 7 Common Sandpiper, 7 Meadow Pipits, 5 Grey Wagtail, 16 Mistle Thrush, 7 Swallow s, just 50 House Martins remaining, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 4 Teal (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 10+ Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Common Redstart, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 11 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 2 Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, 4 Little Owl, 4 Teal, 5 Skylark, Nuthatch (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank for 9th day, 4 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Gadwall, 20 Teal, 10+ Shoveler, Kingfisher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Louise McCartney)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garden Warbler along New River, 31 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 14 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Stock Dove, 33 Moorhen, 255 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit over south, no sign of the Garganey, Pied Flycatcher, or Bullfinch (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Woodford Green: Goldcrest 7.45am, Peregrine creased the roof after an aborted Pigeon strike (generally only a couple seen annually at location), 7 Common Buzzards very high South over the Lee Valley escarpment at 11.55 am, followed by another 3 at 12.05pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Wheatear main track (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)

Thursday 12th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Whitethroat perimeter of cricket pitches, Spotted Flycatcher in cricket scrub, 3 Swallow WSW, 1 Meadow Pipit NE, Tawny Owl calling from Conservation Area (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Park: incl 7 Little Grebe, 20 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel (Tony Sztypuljak via eBird)
  • Bonnett's Wood: incl 5 Jay, 8 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, Yellow Wagtail, 18 Greenfinch (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher still round dead tree area by BMX track, Common Whitethroat. viz migration (Between 16:20 - 17:45) mainly Swallows few Sand Martins, across all the park so about 100 approx (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bush Hill Park, Enfield: 3 Swallows, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Andrew Peel)
  • Chipstead Downs: 2 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher TQ285580 (Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN)
  • Colliers Wood: 4 House Martin sw East Road 17:20 (Keith Bates)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 18 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 7 Lapwing (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Spotted Flycatcher (John Bushell)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Spotted Flycatcher evg (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • Kingston-upon-Thames: Swift W c1125 (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Martin sp. distantly [looked like Sand Martin], 3 Greenfinch w, 1 Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bearded Tit main reedbed pm, Hobby, Kestrel, 2 Yellow Wagtail over SE, 2 Meadow Pipit over S, 20+ House Martin low over S/SW, 10+ Sand Martin low over S/SW, 5 Swallow low over S/SW, Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, 9 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Spotted Flycatcher in elder by the river, {Weasel nearby on Hackney Marshes} (Alastair Dent)
  • North Mymms Park: incl Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Hobby, 7 Jay, 18 Swallow, c75 House Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer (per BirdTrack)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Peregrine (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 3 Wheatear 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN); also 2 Yellow Wagtail (Peter Newbound via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier, 26 Avocet, 5 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Bearded Tit, 10+ Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll (Niall T. Keogh tweet); Osprey S (Alan Whiteman per ELBF FB); also 3 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 185 Teal, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 90 Lapwing, Curlew, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 6 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, 3 Skylark, 12 Sand Martin, 36 Swallow, 19 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Whinchat ouzel_field, 3 Stonechat, 3 Tree Sparrow [high W along river wall am per Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog], 8 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 49 Meadow Pipit, 4 Greenfinch, 100 Linnet, 200 Goldfinch (Howard Vaughan, Sean Huggins, Niall T. Keogh via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat, Willow Warbler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 4 Swallows, 60+ Goldfinch (James Owen); Wheatear (Mike Lewis); incl Little Owl, 4 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat (per BirdTrack)
  • Romford: 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, Swift, Peregrine, 9 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": 3 Kestrel all continuously being mobbed by Corvids, Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, 12+ House Martin all heading S by dusk, 5+ Swallow, 7 Pied Wagtail over, Great Spotted Woodpecker along Pleasance Rd (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone: 2 Spotted Flycatcher at 10:00 in hedgerow east of KGV Reservoir north basin (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: Whinchat am (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 87 Stock Dove, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 35 Chiffchaff, 89+ Swallow S, Wheatear [Corn Field - Folly Farm], 3 Rook, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 5 Sand Martin S, House Martin S, Willow Warbler, Linnet [Owl_Field], singing Firecrest [Owl_Field], Blackcap, 4 drake Mandarin Duck, f Teal, 2 Mistle Thrush, {Red Admiral, 2 Comma, Speckled Wood} (Samuel Levy); 200+ Swallow S, 100+ House Martin S (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2+ Willow Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, 11+ Meadow Pipit (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); f Garganey main gp still, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Little Owl, Swift, Hobby, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail am (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm: [earlier report of Wryneck was a hoax per BirdGuides - record now removed from BirdTrack as of early-pm]
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still, 3 Teal, 28 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Swifts, 2 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails over, 10 Linnet, 80 House Martins, 10 Sand Martins, 2 Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, 2 Common Redstart, Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Skylark, 2 Hobby, 3 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, poss Sedge Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 28 Swallow, 12 House Martin, Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank [8th day], Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 33 Gadwall, 18 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 4 Spotted Flycatcher all OSW, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey still, Pied Flycatcher near beehives, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 25 Shoveler, Common Whitethroat (Chris Farthing); m Bullfinch woodland trail by 'fallen oak magic semicircle' 1705 at least (Garry James tweet); 32 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 23 Pochard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Woodford Green: Circa 8 Swallows and a Chiff Chaff South at 8.44am with an Osprey also South at 10.37am (imaged) + 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and 2 Hobbies by 16.23pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park “gdn vismig from 7:20-8:20am": 6 Yellow Wagtail S, 89 Swallow all S in several waves, 1 Meadow Pipit high SE, 1 Grey Wagtail high SE, 8 more passerines sp S (Isaiah V. Rowe)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: incl Sparrowhawk, 5 Swallow, 13 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo via eBird)

Wednesday 11th September 2019Edit

  • Bankside: Jay, Goldcrest [both good birds here!], Blackcap (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beckton STW "private access": 2 Little Egret, Ringed Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, Turnstone [on Gallions Reach foreshore presumably per the below], 7 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 47 Shoveler, 38 Gadwall, f Pintail, 3 Pochard, 9 Cormorant, Common Snipe, Peregrine, 1w Mediterranean Gull, 2 Swift, 21 Sand Martin, 228 Swallow, 26 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Whinchat, Stonechat, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 55 Linnet, 8 Greenfinch, Reed Bunting (BFBG blog)
  • Brent Reservoir: Spotted Flycatcher on dump, 5 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, c20 House Martin (Steve Blake)
  • Gallions Reach: Turnstone foreshore am (BirdGuides)
  • Gidea Park: 17 Ring-necked Parakeets circled station at 8:35 (G J Francis)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Spotted Flycatchers feeding around Third Hedge, 3 Swallows W, 180 Starlings feeding on the cricket pitch (Pete Mantle); 2 Teal on stock pond last seen c5pm (Jamie cedar)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 20 Teal, 6 Common Snipe, 14 Yellow Wagtail (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tom Moulton/Sue Gore/Judith Watling)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Common Swift & 12 House Martin sw (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 123 Gadwall, 90 Shoveler, 42 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, Kestrel, Hobby, 20+ House Martin over S, Meadow Pipit over SW (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Cetti's Warbler in subsong by the river (Alastair Dent)
  • Noak Hill "Wrightsbridge Rd": incl Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 550 Tufted Duck, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Peter Newbound via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes: Knot aveley bay, 9 Jackdaw, 23 Lapwing, 19 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 63+ Sand Martin, 28 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 7 Little Egret, 36 Avocet, 340 Teal, Curlew, 66 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 28 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 11 Grey Heron, 5 Ruff [3juv 2ad], 2 Redshank, Pochard, 28 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, 5 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Pied Wagtail, Water Rail, 2ad Yellow-legged Gull, Reed Warbler, 2 Little Grebe, Marsh Harrier, {Willow Emerald, Painted Lady, Red Admirals, Speckled Wood} (Samuel Levy et al); 7 Whinchat Aveley Marsh, 15 Avocet in Aveley Bay (Andrew Gouldstone); Green Sandpiper (Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 11 Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 10+ Yellow Wagtail on HMWT meadow w/ cattle still (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 2 Teal, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 7 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 4 Grey Wagtail (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Stocker's Lake: escaped Barnacle Goose (Roger Dewey via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17": 5 Swallow se, 19 Canada Goose s, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet a.m. (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “14.00-16.30 outgoing tide“: 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Stonechat [m f juv], 4 Whinchat [Botany Marsh], 3 Cetti's Warbler h, c250 Starling, 46 Linnet, 53 Mallard [river], 1 Common Sandpiper [river], 1 Reed Bunting (Roger Keith)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: f Garganey main gp still, Little Egret, Common Snipe over willows fm c/p, 2 Reed Warbler ad feeding juv, 2 Wheatear by c/p, Yellow Wagtail over, 6+ Meadow Pipit (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC/Twitter); also Common Snipe fishing lake, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, Common Whitethroat (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm “DA5”: 2 Egyptian Geese over, Common Buzzard, 1-2 Hobby, Peregrine, c30 Swallow SW, c40 House Martin SW, Whinchat, Stonechat, Blackcap, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, c15 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart and Jack Headley)
  • Upminster "Fair Play Farm": incl Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 3 Kestrel, 10 Skylark, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, 51 Swallow, Wheatear, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 22 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, Hobby, 300 House Martins, 2 Swift, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warblers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames: ad Caspian Gull on floodlight at Xcel Sports Hub football pitches (Dave Harris per Surrey BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, 1w Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 4 Teal, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 9 Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Skylark, Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank still on Heronry, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, 15+ Chiffchaff, Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 30+ Gadwall, 24 Teal, 10+ Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Waterworks NR: 7 Teal, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail 15:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey still, Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 30 Shoveler, Willow Warbler, House Martin (Chris Farthing); Yellow-legged Gull ad 12.15-12.45, 22 Pochard, 210 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sand Martin, 25 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail (Niall T. Keogh)

Tuesday 10th September 2019Edit

  • Abbey Wharf "TQ448828": incl 2 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret am (Gareth Parkes via eBird)
  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine Falcon, 6 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher cricket scrub 8:40am, 3 Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, Whinchat SW cricket area 4:15pm (APOG Birders)
  • Arkley Fields: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (David Martens via BirdTrack)
  • Bankside: m Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher at 14.15 both in birches at west end of Tate Modern, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 5 Great Black-backed Gull (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: f Pintail, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 5 Sand Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, Common Redstart, 5 Whinchat, Stonechat am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher mainly dead tree by BMX track all morning, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Greenfinch, Goldfinch. 3 Flycatchers still around at 6pm in 2 locations. Female Peregrine on Trinity Church with several Magpies playing chicken - that is sitting about 3 feet from it and flying around it (Michael Mac); 1+ Spotted Flycatcher still at 17.30, also Common Whitethroat (Tony Stones)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: 14 Common Buzzard S, 112 House Sparrow (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Crossness NR: 3 Barn Owl, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 7 Cetti's Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, Pheasant (Bernie Weight); "Thames and foreshore" 41 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Common Sandpiper, c500 Teal, 9 Cormorant, Kingfisher, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Herring Gull, Cetti's Warbler, 26 Redshank, Great Crested Grebe (Bernie Weight)
  • Dungeon Hill: Stonechat (Graham Hill via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Enfield Lock: f Wheatear at 07:44 on canal bank outside my house (Martin Shepherd)
  • Grays Gorge: incl Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": Garden Warbler at hedge 3, Common Whitethroat hedge 2, Swallow N, c5 Meadow Pipit (Reuben Braddock); also incl 100 House Martin (MBS via BirdTrack)
  • Harmondsworth Moor: incl Spotted Flycatcher (per BirdTrack)
  • Hogsmill STW: Common Sandpiper (John Gale per Surrey BC)
  • Honor Oak Park "garden SE23": Coal Tit, Dunnock (Paul Francis)
  • Lake Farm CP, Hayes: 1 Wryneck feeding on ant hills in burnt area near school till 10.25 when flew S into trees. No further sign by 12.30. Park in Dawley Road car park and walk SE towards school. (Dave Morris per FJM); incl 2 Red Kite, 6 Swallow, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Linnet (Lee Evans via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Swift S, Peregrine, 15+ Swallow S/SW, 40+ House Martin S/SW, 2 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 50+ Blackcap (WWT website); also incl 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler (Cheech Albanese via eBird)
  • Longfield “the Gallops”: 48 Meadow Pipit, c50 Linnet, 16 Red-legged Partridge (Roger Keith)
  • Priest Hill NR: Kestrel, Whinchat, 2 Wheatear sports field (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 37 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Flycatcher (Andrew Gouldstone per ELBF FB); Common Redstart river wall early-am (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB/BirdGuides); 2 Raven, 2 Hobby (Dave Smith per ELBF FB); 2 Common Buzzard (Stan Brown per ELBF FB); 7 Whinchat (Ian Plume per ELBF FB); incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 37 Avocet, 3 Ringed Plover, 71 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 3 Kestrel, 40 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 7 Willow Warbler, 34 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 38 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 17 Meadow Pipit, 8 Reed Bunting (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 3 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Tony Houston per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Whinchat (F.J.Maroevic, S.Read); Little Egret (Nigel Jackman); Common Snipe, 40+ Goldfinch (S.Read)
  • Romford "Ardleigh Green": 20 Skylark (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Sopwell, Herts "Burydell Ln": Gadwall, Kestrel, 20 Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Reed Warbler (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe still n basin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper am (Paul Watts via Staines Res & Moor FBB)
  • Trent Park: 121 Canada Goose lower lake, hybrid goose, Mandarin Duck, eclipse m Northern Shoveler, m Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf); also 6 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, c25 Goldfinch, 3 Swallow (Pete Lowman)
  • Twickenham: Sparrowhawk circling above Shaftesbury Way at 15.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: f Garganey main gp still, 22 Cormorant over, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Owl, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, Reed Warbler am (Rupert Evershed tweet); Wheatear willows fm lake c/p fence (Terry Smith via Herts BC); also Peregrine, 10+ Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow, c70 House Martin, 1+ Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": male Redstart, Whinchat, Stonechat, Cetti’s Warbler 7pm (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 41+ Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 10 Cetti's Warbler, Meadow Pipit E, 2 Garganey Res No2 still north of island, 3 Grey Wagtail, 50 House Martin, Reed Bunting, 18 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, Kestrel, 7 Yellow Wagtail S, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 19 Mistle Thrush, Wheatear, Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, Common Sandpiper, Common Gull, 3 Peregrine f 2juv, {Painted Lady, Red Admiral} (Samuel Levy et al); also incl 2 Kingfisher, 2 Wheatear, 8 Linnet (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Whinchat, 1-2 Common Redstart, 3 Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Skylark, 2 Linnet [first returning birds of the autumn], 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 7 House Martin, 2 Swallow (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank still on Heronry, Water Rail SoM [there since Friday], f Mandarin, 48 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 26 Teal, Little Egret, 13 Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, 6 House Martin, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 3 Goldcrest (Wanstead Birders); Jay, Grey Heron (Paul Francis)
  • Warren Gorge: incl 2 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 12 House Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Waterworks NR: incl 6 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 3 Cormorant, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, 3 Greenfinch am (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • West Harrow: fem/imm Pied Flycatcher - House/patch tick! (Alex Massey)
  • Wimbledon Common: Reed Bunting, Wheatear, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff on Putney Heath (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey for 22nd day, Peregrine, 4 Teal, 30 Shoveler, Coal Tit, Little Egret (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Whinchat main track still (Geoff Young via Herts BC); Hobby, 2 Swallow, c10 House Martin, 13 Linnet (Bob Harris via Herts BC)

Monday 9th September 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR "1600-1700": c2 Swift S, c46 Swallow S, 65+ House Martin S (Anders Gray via Herts BC)
  • Bankside: Spotted Flycatcher at east end of Tate Modern 09.30 [still present at 13.30], Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, Peregrine back on tower after not seen last week (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl f Pintail, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Rook, Coal Tit, 2 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 14 Greenfinch, 18 Linnet, 65 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 4m Mandarin Duck, 2 eclipse m Northern Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck 4m 3f juv (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Park: Jackdaw still, 3 Grey Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir "North Marsh": Common Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Goose, Spotted Flycatcher on dump (Steve Blake); "East Marsh" 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, c150 House Martin, 3 Swift, Sand Martins present, Sedge Warbler, Hobby (Steve Blake); Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chafford Hundred "nocmig": calling Ortolan Bunting audio-recorded 0230 (David Darrell-Lambert per ELBF FB)
  • Cowley "Celandine Rte": Spotted Flycatcher (John Randall tweet)
  • Dagenham Chase: 5 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, Whinchat (Vincenzo Halley-Frame per ELBF FB)
  • Epsom Downs and Walton Downs: incl Red Kite, Kestrel, Skylark, Marsh Tit, Yellow Wagtail (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Gobions Wood nr Brookmans Park: incl Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Collared Dove, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Greenfinch (via BirdTrack)
  • Hendon "NW4": Tawny Owl reported near Sunny Hill Park (per Toby Mylett)
  • Lewisham: 5 House Martin feeding over Ravensbourne river next to Tescos (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Wigeon, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 20+ House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail (WWT website); also incl 4 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, Common Whitethroat (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Kestrel, 2 Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 2 Black-necked Grebe se cnr [found by Andy Tomczynski], Turnstone nr sailing clubhouse 0920 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN); also 2 Shelduck, 2 Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Andy Tomczynski via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: Guillemot w/p drifting downriver 1430 (Andy Tweed, Howard Vaughan, Andrew Gouldstone et al via ELBF FB/BirdGuides); also incl Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 37 Avocet, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Knot [Ldn fos - 1st record in Ldn RA since 16 May per ELBF FB etc] by Thames am, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 9 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 18 Arctic Tern, 2 Swift, 100 Sand Martin, 200 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 2 Raven, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, Greenfinch (Andy Tweed, David Smith, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Green Sandpiper (Steve Read)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": Cormorant [my first here], Grey Heron [unusual here], Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • South Norwood CP: 4 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • St Paul's Cray "BR5": 4 Swallow flying E pm (Jack Headley)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit still, 1 Greenshank, 2 Sedge Warblers, 100 Hirundine sp, 3 Little Egret (Thomas Gibson); also 6 Little Egret [4 left N 2025], leucistic Dunnock (Dick Haydon via Surrey BN); also Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, 14 Blackcap (Dick Haydon via BirdTrack)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17": 1 Common Buzzard am (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: Grey Heron, 105 Canada Goose, hybrid goose [Greylag x Canada], 2f Mandarin Duck, 4 Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Hobby, 5+ Sand Martin, 30+ House Martin, 3 Meadow Pipit (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); also 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Swift, 7 Sand Martin, 60 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting (per BirdTrack)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": 13 Meadow Pipit, 5 Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still nr No 2 island, flock of 9 Curlew SW 0857, 7+ Swift, 3 Swallow, 250 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Common Buzzard, 5 Willow Warbler, 8 Common Sandpipers, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames: Caspian Gull on Xcel LC floodlight again aft (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Whinchat, Wheatear, Common Redstart, 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Teal, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank again on Heronry (Simon Raper)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Whinchat main track, 50 Linnet (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Stonechat (Francis O'Sullivan) Linnets added to wrong observer's post - sorry for the brain-fade Francis

Sunday 8th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: possible Owl species photographed flying past transmitter around 10:00 this morning, 2 Meadow Pipits over, 8 Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap 1 of which caught and ringed during ringing demonstration, Common Whitethroat, Peregrine on transmitter, Common Buzzard low over entrance to Grove Car Park at 10:35 (APOG birders); Whinchat cricket perimeter, Spotted Flycatcher cricket scrub 17:00 (Stuart Harrington)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 34 Shoveler, f Pintail, Little Egret, 7 Cormorant, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Tree Sparrow, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 25 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (BFBG blog)
  • Belvedere, R Thames "foreshore": 1+ Ringed Plover (Mike Robinson tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Whinchat, Stonechat fos both on Dump, Spotted Flycatcher, Swift, 250 House Martin, 8 Meadow Pipit over on vis-mig, Little Egret, Lapwing, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Linnet (Andrew Self); plus another Whinchat on Dump (Andrew Haynes); Green Sandpiper n marsh, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Little Owl (Francis O'Sullivan); Common Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper (NW Ldn RSPB walk)
  • Brockwell Park: 3 Spotted Flycatcher trees by sand pile near clock tower, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw, Nuthatch, 20 House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl Sparrowhawk, 11 Common Buzzard S, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, 2 Jay, c1000 Jackdaw, 400 Rook, 4 Swallow, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 18 Greenfinch, 2 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Chingford Plain: 1 m Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 1 Common Whitethroat in the scrub (Ian Lycett)
  • Coursers Farm: incl 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Skylark, 2 Swallow, Wheatear, 6 Tree Sparrow, 5 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Crossness: 16 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 100+ Teal, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 singing Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Barn Owl (Jack Headley, Ron Turner et al); Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 5 Sand Martin, Stonechat fos (Donna Zimmer tweet); Caspian Gull 2w [German-ringed X522] (Richard Bonser tweet); also incl Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 2 Reed Warbler (Harry Halstead via BirdTrack)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat, Greenfinch (Vincent Halley-Frame, Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Ellenbrook Fields "area incl Beech Farm & Coopers Green": incl 39 Teal, Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 2 Green Sandpiper, Skylark, 10 Swallow, 24 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Whinchat, 9 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Epsom Downs and Walton Downs: incl Skylark, Wheatear, 11 Meadow Pipit (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Finchley "gdn N3" 9+ Long-tailed Tit [first for 5 months], 2 Goldcrest, f House Sparrow [5th rec] (Samuel Levy)
  • Frogmore Lakes: 40 Linnet (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Gallions Reach "030-1300": 4 Teal, 6 Little Egret, Osprey E 1015, Common Buzzard, 20 Common Tern, Peregrine, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenway: Kestrel, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, {Painted Lady} (Harry Harrison)
  • Hackney Marsh: 2 Meadow Pipit over (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Whitethroats near bandstand, Tree Pipit heard, 2 Swallows over (Pete Mantle)
  • Hatfield: 12+ House Martin around colony at cock-of-the-north pub still w/ nestlings calling (Anders Gray via Herts BC)
  • Harmondsworth Moor: incl 2 Spotted Flycatcher (via BirdTrack)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir "permit only": Black-necked Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, Tree Pipit, 2 Linnet (Bob Cripps via BirdTrack)
  • Hogsmill STW "NR TQ195681 members only": adult Lesser Black-backed Gull with metal ring on left leg and yellow ring with black lettering on right leg HN41L, 4 Shoveler, Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 9 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Sand Martin, House Martin, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff (Nick Tanner)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl Redpoll, Jack Snipe [Ldn fos - 1st since 30 Apr if verified], Common Snipe (via BirdTrack)
  • Horton CP: incl Common Buzzard, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Wood Warbler (AJ [Alex?] Hardie via BirdTrack)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 1 m Common Redstart, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat all in horse paddocks, plus 2 House Martin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Buzzard (Andrew Gouldstone); 90 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper (Lee Brown per ELBF FB)
  • Kew Gardens: incl Treecreeper (Graham Upton via BirdTrack)
  • King George V Reservoir "permit only": Little Stint 1035 (Neville Smith tweet); Spotted Flycatcher (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Kingston: Sparrowhawk over Canbury Gdns c17.00 (Mike Foster)
  • Lake Farm CP: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 4+ Common Whitethroat (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leyton: Common Buzzard soaring over Walnut Rd. Apologies if this is normal here - I was visiting a friend and was a bit surprised! (Andrew McCafferty)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wryneck grazing marsh nr wildside hide again 1325-1400 (BirdGuides/WWT); 2 Whinchat, Common Sandpiper (Tom Smith); also 2 Wigeon, Common Snipe, 3 Swift, Hobby grazing marsh, Peregrine, 50+ House Martin, 2 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff (WWT website); also incl 20 Sand Martin, 65 House Martin, Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail (via BirdTrack)
  • Longfield “The Gallops cTQ611690 17.30-18.45”: 58+ Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Corn Bunting, 6 Skylark, 38 Ring-necked Parakeet, 94 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-Backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull adult, 4 Cormorant over west very high, 18 Red-legged Partridge (Roger Keith)
  • Morden Hall Park: 2 Meadow Pipit N, 3 Yellow Wagtail inc 2 on old marsh briefly am, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 Swift, Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard NW, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Arjun Dutta)
  • Nonsuch Park: 1-2 Hobby still, 1 Common Buzzard circling, 3-4 Chiffchaff (Isaiah V.Rowe)
  • Pinner "HA5": Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0655-0955": Collared Dove low WNW, 2 Swallow S, 50 House Martin S, Yellow Wagtail SW, Grey Wagtail SSE, 4 Pied Wagtail, 11 Meadow Pipit 3S & 8N, later 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard (Twitter)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 4 Yellow Wagtail S end, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Wigeon (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 Ruffs, 2-3 Yellow Wagtails, juv Spoonbill still aveley flood, 22 Avocets, 2 Curlews aveley bay (Ian Bradshaw); 3 Whinchat (Roger Kelly per ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Red Kite over, c25 Goldfinch, {4 Red Admiral, Ivy Bees} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Richmond Park: 5 Whinchat 1 at the Bog & 4 at Lawn Field (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Rowley Farm: 2 Red Kite, Treecreeper, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Goldfinch, {4 Southern Hawker} (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 20+ Yellow Wagtail on meadow still 1315 (Allan Meadows tweet); also Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Teal, 7 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Sandpiper, 17 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Black-tailed Godwit still 1100 but mobile, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, Whinchat south of butts, Common Redstart northern bushes, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail reported nr northwest gate am (Lee Ridley tweet); also Dunlin high N along R Colne, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, c15 Meadow Pipit am (Tony Sweetland tweet); Hobby, 6 Yellow Wagtail w/ cattle 1115 (Dick Haydon via Surrey BN)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 3 Black-necked Grebe still on N basin, 1 Hobby, 1 Ringed Plover heard only, 3 Yellow Wagtail on KG VI Res fence (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, Kestrel, 8 Skylark, 28 Meadow Pipit, 7 Swallow, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, 7 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Reed Warbler on path to long pond - 4th valley rec, 6 Goldcrest, 110+ Swallow folly farm, 36 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, Kestrel, 94+ Stock Dove, 80+ House Martin folly farm, 9 Common Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch, juv poss-m Peregrine, mobbing flock of 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Greenfinch, 11 Meadow Pipit into roost, 5 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Mandarin darlands, 2 Teal darlands - first returning birds, 2 Sparrowhawk, Hobby, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Rook, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail into roost, 81 Starling in dead tree at buttonhole farm, Pied Wagtail, {2 Small Copper, plenty of Speckled Wood & Red Admiral, Muntjac near substation} (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 5 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher, c60 Canada Goose, 2 Mandarin, Sparrowhawk (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: f-type Garganey main gp still, Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Owl, 2+ Kingfisher, 15+ Sand Martin, 5+ Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 2+ Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 12+ Tree Sparrow tytt fm paddocks, 5+ Yellow Wagtail high over, 2+ Grey Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit over (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); also 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 8 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Linnet (Tony Clancy via eBird)
  • Upper College Farm "DA"5: 13 Meadow Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: m Yellow Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey showing on east side of northernmost island on Res No2 at 11.30am (Callum Farrell-Morris); 2 Jackdaw N, juv Little Stint briefly on East Warwick Res then flew off (Eugene Dillon-Hooper); Red Kite (per David Bradshaw); 12 Swifts, 5 Willow Warblers, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipits, Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, 3 Common Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Coal Tit, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Little Owl, 3 Common Snipe, 3 Little Grebe, 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 122 Black-headed Gull (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Wickham "Circular Walk": Whinchat bridleway cTQ402647 (Eric Barlow tweet)
  • Wimbledon Common: 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting on Putney Heath (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Whinchat on set aside along main farm track (Paul Lewis via Herts BC); also 4 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Swallow, 17 Linnet aft (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Worcester Park "gdn": first vismig of season- 5 Common Snipe S [2nd grd rec], 6 Meadow Pipit high S, 2 Swallow W, 3 House Martin W, Greylag Goose heard, also the first Nuthatch seen from the garden apart from only heard previously (Isaiah V Rowe)

Saturday 7th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard, Meadow Pipit, 4+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  • Banstead Woods: 2 Jay, Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff,3 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Bullfinch, 6 Linnet (David Campbell/Paul Goodman et al via CFBW blog)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 25 Shoveler, f Pintail, 4 Cormorant, 2 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear, 6 Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtail, 20 Linnet (BFBG blog)
  • Beddington Park: incl 10 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 20 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 16 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, Cetti's Warbler h south lake, Willow Warbler (Tony Sztypuljak via eBird)
  • Beningfield Drive "AL2": Common Buzzard over 11:07 (Toby Mylett)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: 7 Common Buzzard (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Canons Farm: incl Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, Swift, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, 35 Swallow, House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 80 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer (David Campbell/Paul Goodman et al via CFBW blog); also 4 Rook, 100 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 20 Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch (Ian Ward via CFBW blog)
  • Chafford Hundred "noc mig": Tree Pipit (David Darrell-Lambert per ELBF FB)
  • Crayford Marshes: Wheatear, 2 Greenshank, 5 Common Sandpiper, 8 Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, 4 singing Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 8 Swallow, House Martin, 12+ Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Little Egret, 4+ Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting (Jack Headley et al); also Shelduck, Lapwing, 3 Greenshank, Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, Linnet (via BirdTrack); also incl Hobby, Stonechat (Conrad Ellam per Donna Zimmer blog)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, Cetti’s Warbler (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Erith Pier: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull am (Richard and Rosie Bonser)
  • Fairlop Waters: Sedge Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat (Neil Twyford)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": Wheatear briefly 0715, also 2 Yellow Wagtails NW, Meadow Pipit N, c25 Chiffchaffs a few singing, 6 Blackcaps, 10 Goldcrests (Pete Mantle)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl Water Rail, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Redpoll (via BirdTrack)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 1 m Common Redstart, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroat all in horse paddocks, 2 Whinchat 1 paddocks 1 Ingrebourne Hill, plus 110 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard (Andrew Gouldstone); 39 Blackcap ringed (Paul Hawkins tweet)
  • KGV Res "permit only": incl Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Sedge Warbler, Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit (Stuart Smith via BirdTrack)
  • Lake Farm CP: 1 Tree Pipit SW 09.00, 6 Meadow Pipit W, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 4+ Common Whitethroat early am (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leyton Flats: 2 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, 10+ Black-headed Gull (Matt Williams)
  • London Wetland Centre: no sign of Wryneck by 1100, 95 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 7 Swift, 25+ House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear grazing marsh aft, 3 Yellow Wagtail NE (WWT tweet/website); Whinchat grazing marsh 1155 (BirdGuides); Wryneck still grazing marsh from wildside hide 1400-1515 at least (WWT website/tweet); also incl 3 Whinchat (Mike Coleman via BirdTrack); also incl 10 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, 2 Greenfinch (via BirdTrack)
  • North Mymms Park: incl 2 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 24 Stock Dove, 30 Swallow, 22 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 16 Mistle Thrush, 6 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 20 Linnet, Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey gained height over osprey_lake then high SW 1200 (Anders Gray tweet); also c2 Raven, 20+ House Martin (Anders Gray via Herts BC)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 4 Goosander [Ldn fos - 1st w/i Ldn RA since 11 Apr per BirdTrack] red heads, 1 Mediterranean Gull ad W, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 4cy, 1 Greenland Wheatear near hide, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 160 Swallow, 90 Sand Martin, 580 Cormorant (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, ad Peregrine hunting over river, 10 Avocet, 3 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 59 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 7 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 15 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); Curlew, 4 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail ('RB', Brian Churches, Vic Wakerling per ELBF FB); also incl Common Snipe, Kestrel (Jamie Davies via BirdTrack)
  • Richmond Park: 6 Gadwall, f Teal, Peregrine, family 5 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull); 2 Whinchat (Mike Lewis)
  • Riddlesdown "The Dobbin": 2 Kestrel, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Derek Kelly)
  • Rotherhithe: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls ad 1w by Doubletree Hotel early a'noon (Richard and Rosie Bonser)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 26 Yellow Wagtail [best RM count since 1990 per Alan Harris tweet] w/ cattle on HMWT meadow (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC)
  • Sevenoaks WR "1300-1530": incl Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 10 Lapwing, 2 Kingfisher (Stephen Greenstreet via Kent OS)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": f/imm Northern Wheatear, Common Whitethroat (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 6 Shoveler, 2 Common Sandpiper, Common Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • The Brook "BR5": m Gadwall, 5+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 calling Goldcrest, Little Egret, calling Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: Common Buzzard (Toby Mylett)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 2 Little Egret, Garganey f/juv main gp, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Swift, c20 House Martin, Grey Wagtail am (TyttGP tweet); also Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, 11 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 10 Tree Sparrow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch, 10 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting am (Andrew Steele via eBird); also incl Skylark (Brown via BirdTrack
  • Walthamstow Marshes: f Common Redstart, 7 Meadow Pipits N, 2 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 6 Reed Bunting (Lol Bodini)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still No2 Res nr island, 11 Swifts, 100+ House Martins, Wheatear, Willow Warbler (James Palmer); also Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail (David Bradshaw)
  • Walton-on-Thames: Caspian Gull again by Xcel pitches am & The Weir pub 1635 (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Hobby, 7 Whinchat, 17 Mistle Thrush NW, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Common Redstart [1w m & f] sssi, 5 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail NW, 12+ Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, and what looked good for a Wood Warbler in the SSSI, 2 Gadwall, 2 Kestrel, 3 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 5 Swallow, 4 House Martin, wader passed SSSI almost certainly the Greenshank which joined the one on Heronry (Wanstead Birding/Tony Brown/Jonathan Lethbridge tweets)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Greenshank 1 heronry still 0835 then joined by 2nd & both left N 1200, Kingfisher, 10 Teal (Wanstead Biders et al)
  • West End "and R Lee": incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, 2 Coal Tit, Kestrel, 10 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)

Friday 6th September 2019Edit

  • Banstead Woods: incl Common Buzzard, 5 Swallow S (Duncan Jennings via CFBW BG blog)
  • Bath Road "SL3": 19 Starling (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 5 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: incl Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Wheatear reads bottom, Linnet, Yellowhammer (Paul Goodman via CFBW BG blog)
  • Chafford Hundred "noc mig": Barn Owl, 6 Tree Pipit (David Darrell-Lambert per ELBF FB)
  • Coursers Farm: c12 Swallow, Reed Warbler, 2 Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellowhammer all nr fdr (Peter Delaloye via Herts BC)
  • Crossness: Green Sandpiper calling in Southern Marsh (Jack Headley)
  • Dagenham Chase: Hobby, Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Mistle Thrush (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Hangman's Wood, Essex: incl 3 Lesser Redpoll (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Fairlop Waters: Swift (Jane Hodgson per ELBF FB)
  • Hatfield Park: incl Spotted Flycatcher (via BirdTrack)
  • Home Park: Grasshopper Warbler flushed from rough grass north of the Long Water, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, c45 House Martin, Swallow, 4 Skylark, c30 Pied Wagtail (Nick Tanner)
  • Hyde Park: Manx Shearwater a dead individual bird found at roughly 8.30am by the horse tacks south of the serpentine lake. It appeared to be in a healthy condition with no damage or bite marks other than a wounded snapped neck (Malachi Yarker); 1 Little Egret, c50 House Martin (Louis Freeland-Haynes)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 15 Swift, Wryneck grazing marsh fr wildside hide still 1725 at least, 2 Swallow, 12 House Martin (WWT website & Twitter/BirdGuides); also incl Tawny Owl 2245, Kingfisher, Wheatear am (Dave Panchaud via eBird); also incl 20 Sand Martin, Reed Warbler (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Lower Chingford "Flood Relief Channel": 7 Green Sandpiper (James Palmer)
  • Lynsters Farm: 15 Lapwing (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 5 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Jay, 2 Blackcap, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Molesey Heath: Green Sandpiper still (Jace Johnson per Surrey BC)
  • Norbury Park: incl 20 Swallow, 30 House Martin, Wheatear (Mark Davis via BirdTrack)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey circled osprey_lake then flew back towards riverside lake 0925 (Rose Newbold tweet); Osprey fishing 1145 & 1420 & 1600 - 3rd time lucky (Simon Radcliffe tweets); also 33 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Raven, 18 Sand Martin, 45 House Martin, Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans via Herts BC/BirdTrack); Hobby (Stuart Fox via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: Turnstone, 3 Ruff, 3 Common Snipe (Ken James per ELBF FB); 9 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 7 Avocet, 42 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (Howard Vaughan, Patrick Hart via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Common Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Raven over, Peregrine, Meadow Pipit (Phillip Pentek, Steve Reid, Steve Wolfenden); 2 Wheatear (Paula Redmond, Nigel Jackman); 5 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe - 7 adults with a brood of 3 young and a second nesting pair, Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk (Friday Bird Group)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, 4 Shoveler (Frank Nugent)
  • Shire Lane "WD3": Common Buzzard 18:50 (Toby Mylett)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “08.30-11.30 outgoing tide WSW”: 1 Guillemot [Ldn fos] dropped onto river and drifted down on tide c0915, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, c50 House Martin, c25 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 13 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Gadwall, 1 Kestrel, 15 Shoveler, 1 Willow Warbler, c8 Phylloscopus sp. [Chiffchaff / Willow Warbler] h, 1 Linnet, c30 Mallard, 3 Little Egret, 1 Reed Bunting, 11 Long-tailed Tit (Paul Larkin / Roger Keith)
  • Trent Park: 92 Canada Goose, juv Common Buzzard, 4 Blackcap 2m 2f/imm, 6 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler (Robert Callf); also Spotted Flycatcher SE end of the clump (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: m Wigeon, Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Swift, 15+ House Martin, 2+ Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 8+ Tree Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4+ Meadow Pipit (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC/Twitter); also incl 3 Swift, 2 Kestrel, 28 House Martin, 2 Reed Bunting (Lee Evans via Herts BC); also incl 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 100 Swallow, Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch (Graham Knight via BirdTrack)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still No2 Res nr island, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 22 Swifts, 3 Swallows, 10 Sand Martins, 200 House Martins, 7 Willow Warblers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames: ad Caspian Gull still by Xcel LC 1840 (BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Whinchat, Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Mistle Thrush, Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank still on Heronry, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, f Mandarin, 5 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 30+ Gadwall, Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Buzzard (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: incl Garganey still (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)

Thursday 5th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Redstart 1w m & f still cricket scrub, Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (APOG Birders); 3 Common Redstart two 1w and one f in cricket scrub - calls suggest 1-2 more present. Two were busy in the bushes around the cricket building c1430-1515 (Francis Tusa)
  • Bankside: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Kestrel (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 5 Green Sandpiper, Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Swift, Hobby, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 8 Greenfinch, 50 Linnet (BFBG blog)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher f, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: Whinchat, 2 Greenshank, Curlew, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Kev Jarvis)
  • Dagenham Chase: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redstart (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Greville Place Local Nature Reserve: Pied Flycatcher still (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Eynsford : 15 Fieldfare very early ? (Andy Meaton)
  • Hyde Park: incl Common Gull (Bob Allen via eBird)
  • Ingrebourne Hill: 3 Whinchat 18.30 (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Bullfinch (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Lamorbey Park: Kingfisher (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wryneck fr wildside hide early-pm till 16.30 at least, Pied Flycatcher still by field lab in wildside, Ringed Plover still, Garganey still, 3 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 5 Swift, 2 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe (WWT website/Twitter); Marsh Harrier juv low over grazing marsh then soared & flew off high S/SW 16.30, Wheatear (Jan Wilczur et al); also 5 Swift, Yellow Wagtail (per Surrey BC)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley: incl 3 Gadwall, 2juv Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Hobby 2ad 3juv, Kestrel, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, Wood Warbler [see below], 9 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 3 Treecreeper, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Greenfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Newgate Street nr Cuffley: incl 4 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 20 Common Gull, Kestrel, 100 Jackdaw, 4 Rook, 4 Coal Tit, 7 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Whinchat, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Norbury Park, Leatherhead: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher (Ruth Iredale via BirdTrack)
  • North Stifford "TQ601802": Wood Warbler w/ tit flock opp paddocks below village 0755 (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Orsett Fen: incl Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 10 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 9 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey still 1255 (BirdGuides); also Little Egret, 8 Sand Martin, 12 House Martin, Yellow Wagtail (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Pinner: reported 'Wryneck' in gdn re-ID'd from photos as Starling (BirdGuides)
  • Primrose Hill: 4 Swallow N/NW, 4 local House Martin still, Meadow Pipit NW 0900, c25 Greenfinch over (Twitter)
  • Pymmes Park: Little Grebe, 4 Egyptian Goose, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, {2 Small Copper, Common Blue, Red Admiral} (Robert Callf)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": ad Yellow-legged Gull on raft by pier, 5 Wheatear 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Pintail, 10 Avocet, 75 Black-tailed Godwit, 140 Arctic Tern W 1415, juv Black Tern, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit (Howard Vaughan, Sharon Walsh, Caroline Drewitt, Colette Cook via ELBF FB); 2 Marsh Harrier, Curlew, 3 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, Hobby, 6 Bearded Tit, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 7 Whinchat (Pete Merchant per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Yellow Wagtail on deck [unusual here], feeding w/ 9 Pied Wagtail on playing fields nr area 35 at 10:00 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat (Phillip Pentek); 17 Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Whinchat still (Steve Read); Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Little Owl, Willow Warbler (James Owen); Wheatear (Paula Redmond)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Green Sandpiper (via BirdTrack)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Teal, Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Black-tailed Godwit R Colne, Hobby, Reed Warbler, 2 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail am (Jim Sweetland tweet); Black-tailed Godwit R Colne still at bend below southernmost bridge c4pm (Adam Bolton tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Swallow, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff 2 singing, 2 Common Buzzard, Bullfinch, pair Mandarin, Cormorant on Long Pond, {6 Red Admiral, 2 Painted Lady} (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Blackcap, Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 53 Canada Goose, 2 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); also incl Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Kestrel, Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting (Andrew Steele via eBird)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": 3 Wheatear (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Swifts, 400 House Martins, 20 Sand Martins, 6 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Willow Warblers, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Mandarin Duck (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2-4 Spotted Flycatcher [though probably at the low end], 3 Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Common Whitethroat, Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Mistle Thrush, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10+ House Martin, 4 Teal, Little Egret (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank on Heronry most of the day [first on deck here since the lake was drained nearly 20 years ago], 3-4 Reed Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 14 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 11 Mistle Thrush, 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk [which nearly took out the Greenshank] (Wanstead Birders)
  • Welling: 2 Common Buzzard over Falconwood (Patrick English)
  • West Finchley: Swift over station 16:15 (Samuel Levy)
  • Wimbledon Common: Whinchat on the Plain (Adrian Podmore)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper pm (Garry James tweet)
  • Woodoaks Farm: incl Red Kite, 2 Skylark, 8 Swallow, 2 Common Whitethroat, 28 Linnet (Paul Lewis via eBird)

Wednesday 4th September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Redstart f & 1w m cricket scrub nr elms & container 0930 but became increasingly elusive, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, 6+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Blackcap, Kingfisher, m Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Greenshank main lake, 3 Whinchat, Wheatear (per BFBG blog/Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Common Swift, 2 Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, 5 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Swallow, 40 House Martin (Magnus Andersson); "17.00" Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Whinchat (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Brookmill Park: 4 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: Spotted Flycatcher, 87 Common Tern, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Little Egret, Peregrine, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Blackcap, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Redshank, 4 Lapwing (Kev Jarvis); "Crossness NR" also incl 20 Black-tailed Godwit, Barn Owl, Kestrel, 3 Peregrine (Donna Zimmer tweet); 2 Swift, Gadwall, Cormorant (Paul Francis)
  • Croxley Common Moor: Kingfisher (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Foots Cray Meadows "pm": 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Kingfisher, Spotted Flycatcher, 9 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, 2 Tufted Duck & 5 young, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe (Bernie Weight)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Spotted Flycatcher (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • Kempton Park NR "permit only": 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Snipe, 1 Hobby (Colin Trim per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pied Flycatcher still by field lab, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipe, 8 Swift, 2 Wigeon, Peregrine (WWT website); Pied Flycatcher still showing at 15.00 low down in mixed shrubbery in Wildside by Ratty's Retreat (Martin Honey); also incl Wheatear midday (Nick Simon via eBird); 2 Little Ringed Plover main lake fr peacock_tower (Murray Nurse via Surrey Birding FB); also incl Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, Sand Martin, House Martin (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey 2 unsuccessful dives in osprey _lake 1415-1430 (Andy Benstead via Herts BC); Osprey over lake again evg (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham RSPB: 10 Whinchat ouzel_field, Sparrowhawk, 17 Cetti's Warbler, 14 Grey Heron, 7 Kestrel, 9 Little Egret, 33 Lapwing, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 2 Common Buzzard, 11 Swallow, Curlew, 65 Shoveler, 187 Teal, 3 Ruff, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Gadwall, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Tufted Duck, Pintail, 2 Little Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Avocet, Whimbrel, 2 Marsh Harrier imm m & f, 14 Stock Dove, Common Snipe, Sand Martin, Hobby, Stonechat, Peregrine, {Willow Emerald, Jersey Tiger, Painted Lady} (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Hobby, Common Buzzard, 40 Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail (Phil Pentek); Willow Warbler (Nigel Jackman); 1 Whinchat (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": Yellow Wagtail, 25 Pied Wagtail feeding amongst horses (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 93 Canada Goose lower lake (Robert Callf); also 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Goldfinch, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Whinchat (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Black-tailed Godwit reloc'd to fishing lake from main gp 1015 (TyttGP tweet); also Little Egret, Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2+ Hobby (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Hobby, 40 Swifts, 7 Willow Warblers, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 8 Swallows south, 4 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat [though Barry said he had seen at least 8], Yellow Wagtail, 7 Mistle Thrush, Skylark, 5 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 2 Teal, f Mandarin, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Gull –a truly awful day, {Red-veined Darter new for me} (Nick Croft/Barry Jones); juv Peregrine Falcon (Bob Vaughan)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey m eclipse still lagoons pm (Garry James tweet)

Tuesday 3rd September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Kingfisher, Peregrine, f Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch (Reuben Braddock)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 8 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 5 Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 91 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Tawny Owl, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kingfisher, Kestrel, 131 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 57 Long-tailed Tit, 18 Willow Warbler, 24 Chiffchaff, 31 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher nr conservation lake 0805, Common Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 11 Greenfinch, 9 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack/BirdGuides)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bursted Wood "Barnehurst": Sparrowhawk over heading towards the primary school 7:30am (Harry Halstead)
  • Colney Heath: incl Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  • Crossness NR: 9 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 3 Barn Owl, 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 8 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 38 Teal, 4 Little Egret, c50 Linnet, 12 Swift, 2 Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, Common Whitethroat, 2 Tufted Duck (Bernie Weight, Rob Todd); "Thames and foreshore" 9 Black-tailed Godwit, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron, c450 Teal, 20 Cormorant, 8 Gadwall, 56 Lapwing, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Herring Gull, c200 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight, Rob Todd)
  • Crouch End: Hobby flew low E over the clock tower at 7pm (Pete Mantle)
  • Ellenbrook Fields "area incl Beech Farm & Coopers Green": incl 4 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, 19 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, Wheatear, Bullfinch, 15 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Finchley "gdn": juv Peregrine, took aim at the flock of 30 Goldfinch feeding in the garden but failed miserably (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: Sparrowhawk, 150+ House Martin feeding over model boating pond mid afternoon, alongside 2 Swallow, 1 Swift (Samuel Levy); 5 Meadow Pipit over, 10 Chiffchaff, 1-2 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat in the morning (Reuben Braddock)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl Common Snipe (via BirdTrack)
  • Kingston: Peregrine on Kingston College (Nigel Jackman)
  • Leatherhead: Water Rail h below Leatherhead Bridge, Kingfisher on R Mole below Mansion House (Josephine Snell tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still, 2 Wigeon, Marsh Harrier grazing marsh briefly pm, 4 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 20 Swift, 12 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat (WWT website); also 2 Sand Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Molesey GP: Green Sandpiper, Great Egret again [no sign y'day], Little Egret 0700 (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Morden Hall Park: 2 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 2+ Reed Warbler still, 9 Blackcap, Yellow Wagtail W, Meadow Pipit fos S, 6 Greenfinch am (Arjun Dutts tweet)
  • Norbury Park, Leatherhead: 15+ Yellow Wagtail in fields nr Pk (Josephine Snell tweets)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey over osprey_lake 1100 & still 1420 (BirdGuides); Osprey caught another trout 4pm (Simon Radcliffe tweet)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 24 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spoonbill 1155 (BirdGuides); Spoonbill present on Aveley Flash still 13.45, 6 Whinchat (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Regent's Park: no sign Spotted Flycatchers in area 28 trees (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sleapshyde: Whinchat Sleapshyde Fm on grass field by paddock (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Teal, Common Sandpiper, 21 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Nuthatch (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Stocker's Lake "area incl Bury Lake": incl 3 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Common Whitethroat (Roger Dewey via Birdtrack)
  • Trent Park: 4 Sand Martin flew SW 'Old Golf Course' 1026 (Robert Callf); also Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, c50 Canada Goose, 2 Nuthatch, Whinchat old golf course, 2 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 2 Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit still main gp, Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Hobby, 2 Sand Martin, 9 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail am (Tytt Birders via Twitter/Herts BC)
  • Walpole Park, Ealing: 1 Red Kite low over park, 15 Mistle Thrush (Catherine Beazley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Whinchat 100m N of bomb crater, Hobby harrassing martin flock high above stables, Wheatear perched on hay bale on Leyton Marsh, 8 House Martin, 12 Linnet, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Kestrel (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey on East Warwick on island or near hide most of day, 60 Swift early am with 15 over filter beds later, 7 Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames: ad Caspian Gull on Xcel floodlight, ad Yellow-legged Gull on Walton Bridge arch both as prev'y pm (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, f Common Redstart, Wheatear, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 4 Meadow Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, 10+ Chiffchaff, 7 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Greenfinch, 60+ Goldfinch, Teal, Common Gull (Nick Croft) Jay (Paul Francis)
  • Watford: 2 Tree Pipit low SW over Radlett Rd RG [TQ115968] calling 0815 (Ian Bennell via Herts BC)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher n bank by New R 1130 at least (Garry James tweet)

Monday 2nd September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Meadow Pipit first of Autumn, 2 Willow Warbler, 5+ Chiffchaff, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Grasshopper Warbler (Steve Thomas per BFBG blog); Barnacle Goose, 28 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 11 Tufted Duck, 25 Little Grebe, 14 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Tawny Owl, 4 Swift, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, Sand Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Greenfinch, 40 Linnet (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack); also incl Peregrine, 20 Chiffchaff )BFBG blog)
  • Brent Park: Jay, Jackdaw [both generally unusual here but present now since last month], Kestrel, 2 Grey Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Linnet (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Lapwing, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Redshank, Blackcap (Kev Jarvis); 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 5 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 juv Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 2 Swift, 2 Whinchat, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Stock Dove, 30 Goldfinch, "Thames foreshore" 5 Cormorant, 1 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 600 Black-headed Gull, 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (MIke Paice)
  • Garden Wood: Raven am (Tyttenhanger Birders)
  • Greville Place LNR "NW6": Pied Flycatcher still (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Hampstead Heath: Yellow Wagtail N, Grey Wagtail W, also 20 Meadow Pipits over, Reed Warbler at the bowling green (Pete Mantle)
  • Hendon Central Circus: Kestrel NE 13:42 (Toby Mylett)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Common Buzzard, 11 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 7+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Langley Vale Wood, Surrey "TQ209567": incl Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Swallow, 4 Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher, Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey still, 2 Wigeon, 6 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Swift, Hobby, 15 House Martin, 25+ Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher still, Whinchat, Stonechat, 2 Wheatear (WWT website); also incl Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat (via BirdTrack); also incl 2 Common Tern (Dick Haydon via BirdTrack); also incl 2 Green Sandpiper (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey again fishing 1115, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Murray Brown via Herts BC); Osprey caught lge trout in osprey_lake c1240 [last yr's unringed prob-ad f - visits mainly after 11am] (Simon Radcliffe tweets)
  • Primrose Hill: Meadow Pipit fos SW 0735 (Twitter)
  • Rainham "Landfill": 1cy Caspian Gull [on R Thames east of Coldharbour Pt then flew to tip, 16 Yellow-legged Gull on adjacent R Thames 1045 (Josh Jones)
  • Regent's Park: Reed Warbler, 3 Nuthatch areas 28 & 30 & 39, 3 Spotted Flycatcher area-28 plantings [se cnr] still 08:55 (Twitter); Common Gull fos midday (Radovan Václav via eBird)
  • Richmond Park: Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 5 Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Water Rail, Great Crested Grebe - second pair nesting, Cuckoo still, Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Pied Wagtail juv (RPBG)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank arr'd evg fr tyler hide (Mathew Bournat tweet)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 2 Northern Wheatear m & f/imm (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch (John Hughes per Surrey BC)
  • Springwell Lake: incl 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, Common Buzzard, Little Egret, Common Tern, 4 Swallow, 7 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail (Paul Lewis via BirdTrack)
  • Stanwell Moor: Greenshank, 2 Cetti's Wabler (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: "fishing lake" 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Grey Wagtail, 6+ Chiffchaff, c20 Swallow, "Main Pit" 1 Whinchat north of pit, Spotted Flycatcher on causeway, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 2 Hobby, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, Wigeon (Tyttenhanger Birders); "main pit" Black-tailed Godwit 1445 but elusive (Andrew Steele tweet); "main pit" Water Rail fos, also Green Sandpiper, 4 Meadow Pipit fos willows fm pm (Rupert Evershed tweet); 2 Raven in tree behind main viewpt mid-aft (Andrew Steele via Herts BC); Common Snipe, Common Gull, c5 Sand Martin (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Whinchat Leyton Marsh [nw corner] (Alastair Dent); also 4 Little Egret, 10+ Swift, 2 Kingfisher, c5 House Martin (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Meadow Pipit over (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Redstart, 2 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin, 5 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, f Mandarin Duck, 2 Kestrel, Skylark, 6 Mistle Thrush (Wanstead Birders et al); "SSSI" 2 Jay, f Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Paul Francis)
  • Woodford Green: Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Tawny Owl, all through (and imaged) by 8.30am. (Ken Murray)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Whinchat in old orchard (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)

Sunday 1st September 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher usual spot, Wheatear, Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4+ Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, poss Leaser Whitethroat, Treecreeper, 2 Swift (APOG Birders)
  • Banstead Woods: incl Common Buzzard, Rook, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Bullfinch (Ian Ward per CFBW BG blog)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 21 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 5 Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 12 Linnet (BFBG blog)
  • Bishop's Wood CP: incl Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff. Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Paul Lewis via BirdTrack)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, Lapwing, 7 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Swift, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: incl Red Kite, Little Owl, 6 Whinchat north of pheasantry plant'n 1420 (via BirdTrack/BirdGuides)
  • Canons Farm: incl m Common Redstart reads rest cottages, 8 Common Buzzard, 120 Swift, 30 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 10 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG blog)
  • Cely Woods: incl 6 Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Clissold Park: 4 Pochard beckmere lake, Little Grebe & 1 new yg (Garry James tweet)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Sutton Farm GP": Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Steve Pearce via Herts Bc)
  • Coulsdon "New Hill": incl Tawny Owl h, Bullfinch (David Hayes via Croydon Birders)
  • Crossness: Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 50 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 30 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, Barn Owl, Wheatear, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, {Weasel} (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase: Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Bullfinch h (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Dagnam Park: Sparrowhawk, Swift, 10 Swallow, Grey Wagtail (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Danson Park: Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, 33 Egyptian Geese, Mallard, f Teal, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet, Magpie, Blue Tit, Starling, Pied Wagtail (Harry Halstead)
  • Fairlop Waters: Pied Flycatcher, Common Sandpiper, Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Neil Twyford)
  • Farthing Downs: incl Kestrel, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Yellow Wagtail over, Yellowhammer (David Hayes via Croydon Birders)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Little Grebe, 4 Common Buzzard, 3+ Hobby, Common Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Ian Stewart)
  • Frogmore Lakes: incl 3 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, House Martin, 14 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Linnet (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Gallions Reach "0745-1300": Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 9 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenford "UB6": m Sparrowhawk flew out of back garden with small bird, {Painted Lady, 2 Comma} (Neil Anderson)
  • Greville Place LNR "NW6": Pied Flycatcher seen twice in hour. Found by Francis O'Sullivan (Michael E Robinson)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Whinchats Parliament Hill, where 100 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins were feeding, 3 Gadwall back on Highgate No1 pond (Pete Mantle)
  • Hampton: Short-eared Owl hunting over St Clares Sainsbury TW12 1AW - pic on my instagram - Robswildlondon (Rob Flemming)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Wheatear (Tony Blake)
  • Home Park: Greenshank doing chi-chi-chi call c6X in 1min south of Long Water 09.45 (Mike Foster)
  • Hornchurch: Red Kite (Dave Morrison per ELBF FB)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Whimbrel over, Tawny Owl h, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2+ Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat (Shaun Harvey tweet w/ Paul Hawkins)
  • KGV Res "permit only": incl 15 Little Egret, 7 Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin, Whinchat, 9 Wheatear (Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Kingston-upon-Thames "Bridge": ad Great Black-backed Gull perched on roof of building, 1 Egyptian Goose 16:30 (Neil Batten)
  • Lake Farm CP: 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 15 Willow Warblers, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pied Flycatcher still by field lab in wildside (Shailesh Patel); Garganey still, Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 2 Wigeon, Water Rail, 7+ Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow SW (WWT website); also incl Common Buzzard, 5 Common Snipe, 5 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 17 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 11 Blackcap (via BirdTrack); also incl 2 Common Tern (Rosalind Mackey via eBird)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Jay [unusual here], Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Millfields "E5": 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush (Alastair Dent)
  • Molesey GP: no sign Great Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank 0815 (Dave Harris tweet); Great Egret midday (Shaun Ferguson tweet)
  • Morden Hall Park: ad m Kingfisher (MHP NG tweet)
  • Noak Hill "Wrights Bridge Rd": Whinchat (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • North Finchley: Sparrowhawk over High Rd c16.30hrs (John Colmans)
  • Pages Farm, Elstree: 1 Common Redstart again. View into field from kissing gate by sign to footpaths 8 & 37 in Hogg Ln TQ161963 - bird was in hedge that runs through field 11.45-11.55 often attended by a Robin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Blake)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey N w/ fish 1540, Hobby, Raven, Spotted Flycatcher nr Thieves Ln c/p am (Herts BN)
  • Plumstead Common "SE18 11:55": Honey Buzzard SW pestered by crow. My first (Patrick English)
  • Queen’s Wood "N10": Common Buzzard 10.00 (Matt Evans)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Common Sandpiper, 3 Wheatear 1240 (Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Pintail, Spoonbill, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 4 Avocet, Curlew, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Hobby, Bearded Tit, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 8 Whinchat, 4 Meadow Pipit (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB); 2 Kingfisher, 7 Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: 3 Common Buzzard calling heading NNW [apologies to Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant] at 15.15 (Paula Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Kingfisher (Rebecca Dunne); Cuckoo juv still (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Romford: 2 Raven (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • Rowley Farm: 4 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Goldcrest, Willow Warbler, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 5 House Martin, 3 Egyptian Goose (Nigel Barratt)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpiper (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Norwood Lake: incl 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe pr w/ juv, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch (John Watson via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Hobby, 4 Wheatear, Whinchat, 16 Yellow Wagtails (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 4 Black-necked Grebe 2 on N basin mid am, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Wheatear SW corner of S basin mid am (Bob Warden, Franko J Maroevic); 1 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover through in evng, 1 Wigeon (Dave Morris per FJM); also incl 2 Dunlin late aft/evg (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Stocker's Lake: Kingfisher, Raven over, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Treecreeper, Yellow Wagtail over (Alex Liddle tweet)
  • Stoneleigh Broadway "KT17": 1 Cormorant w a.m. (Neil Batten)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Pheasant, vocal juv Common Buzzard sitting in oak, juv Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Kestrel, 8 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallow, female-type Wheatear, 10 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 9 Reed Bunting, 23 Linnet, {Brown Argus, 2 Small Heath, Red Admiral} (Neil Anderson)
  • Tooting Commons: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley: Pied Flycatcher old gropper_field [burnt patch] nr folly brook 0940 (John Colmans per Simon Worsfold tweet/BirdGuides); f/juv Common Redstart, 2 Swift (Samuel Levy); Spotted Flycatcher migrant hedge, 10+ Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 30+ House Martin, 6 Common Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, Bullfinch, 8 Chiffchaff, 15 Swallow, Kestrel, Rook (Totteridge Valley Birders & NW London RSPB Group); {Weasel} (Simon Worsfold)
  • Trent Park: Spotted Flycatcher 'Clump' 0945 (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Whinchat still as prev'y 0840 (Rick Flesher tweet); "main gp" Green Sandpiper, c6 Tree Sparrow by fdr am (Steven Brown via Herts BC); also incl Peregrine willows fm, 3 Whinchat still, Stonechat warrens fm still pm (Rupert Evershed tweet); also incl 6 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 10 Common Gull, 6 Common Whitethroat (Steven Brown via BirdTrack)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Whinchat, 2 Reed Bunting, f Kestrel bomb crater field [nw corner], 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet rear paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 20 Swifts, 2 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 5 Common Sandpipers, ad Common Tern being eaten by Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Little Egret (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames: ad Caspian Gull again on floodlight over Xcel football pitches 0940 (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6+ Willow Warbler, 20+ Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, f/imm Pied Flycatcher, 6 Common Redstart 1m 5f/imm, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 11 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, Teal, f Mandarin Duck, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 calling Little Owl (Wanstead Birders et al)
  • Wanstead Park: Spotted Flycatcher OSW, Wheatear flushed from golf course, Swift, 3 House Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 7 Mistle Thrush, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 28 Gadwall, 17 Shoveler, [Budgie] (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: incl 3 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 6 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, 4 Greenfinch am (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Weald CP "0930-1300": incl 4 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Swallow, 15 House Martin, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Spotted Flycatcher n of lake (Andrew Stroud w/ Colin Jupp & Chelmsford RSPB Grp via Essex BwS)
  • Wimbledon Common: Spotted Flycatcher (Sarah Morrison)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Teal, 20 Shoveler, Common Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Swift, Sand Martin, 60 House Martin, also Kingfisher reported by fisherman (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • Woodoaks Farm: m Wheatear (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Woolwich Common: incl Kestrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, Whinchat, Linnet am (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Common Buzzard, probably 2 different Red Kite, Spotted Flycatcher (Neil Anderson)

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