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Wednesday 23rd June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 11 Swift, 2 Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
  • Enfield area "private access": ad f Whinchat flycatching from hedgerows 1525-1537 [First June record at this site for 31 yrs - ad male on 25th June 1990!] (Robert Callf) Farmland in the Enfield area has housing development proposal hanging over it. I have been studying the wildlife at this site for 41 yrs & it will be a shame to see it go under.
  • Mile end Park Ecology Centre: Grey Wagtail, 4 House Sparrow, f Chaffinch feeding 2 juveniles, plus breeding successes for other common birds. (Harry Harrison)
  • New River Path, Highfield Road: Little Egret landed & was fishing for some time at 1100 [First one I’ve ever seen land here] (Katy McGilvray)
  • Northolt and Greenford CP "Northala only": Red Kite, 3+ Reed Warbler singing, Chiffchaff, 3 Rook (Barry Wilson)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swift, (Nigel Barratt)
  • Southgate "Dalrymple Close, N14": 2 Red Kite 1218 (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Coal Tit, Common Scoter, Red Kite, Barnacle Goose, Redshank, 2 Lapwing, {Purple Hairstreak} (Walthamstow birders)


Tuesday 22nd June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Beech Hill Lake: Grey Heron, 9 Mandarin Duck eclipse m, 2f & brood of 6 yng, 4 Tufted Duck 2m 2f, 4 Moorhen pr w/ two chicks, 7 Coot pr w/ five juv, imm Lesser Black-backed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brockwell Park: 4 Common Whitethroat meadow area, family group - don't know how many years they've bred here - 1st time? 7 Swift, m House Sparrow taking food to nest on the house. F Sparrowhawk carrying prey out (Michael Mac)
  • Bushy Park: Common Buzzard by Dukes Head Passage (Mike Foster)
  • Feltham St Giles Hotel: Peregrine on railings/ledge just below roof, above hotel entrance on Hounslow Rd at 1630 (Andy Roberts)
  • Grovelands Park: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 2 Great Crested Grebe [inc one still on nest] (Marcus Hunt)
  • Hampstead Heath “Kenwood”: Cuckoo reported singing again this morning (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Horsenden Hill "Paradise Field only": 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Red Kite W, Common Buzzard, 18 Swift (Neil Batten)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res: 3 Gadwall, 2 Common Tern, singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • Monken Hadley Common: Common Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2m Common Whitethroat singing, 2 Chiffchaff inc singing male, 2m Goldcrest [counter-singing], 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper {3 Large Skipper, Marbled White, Speckled Wood, Nemophora degeerella} (Robert Callf)
  • Oakwood "Station": {Buff-tip} (Robert Callf)
  • Perivale "by Tesco Hoover/A40": Red Kite high (Barry Wilson)
  • West End: m Black Redstart singing and seen from rooftops of South Molton Street 1130 (Matt Bradbury)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Little Egret over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 22 Stock Dove, 3 Tufted Duck 2m f, 4 Goldfinch, 30 Canada Goose 16 w/ 14 young, Egyptian Goose w/ one young, Grey Heron,12 Mandarin 7f w/ 5 young, Common Swift, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Swallow, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Redshank, Wheatear still, Peregrine, countless Swifts (D Beadle)

Monday 21st June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Black-headed Gull adult, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Common Pochard adult pr w/duckling (AP Birders)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff, Red Kite, Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, Swift, 2 Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 6 Pochard, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 26 Great Crested Grebe, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat (Tom Stewart)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr incubating [ON], 2 Cormorant, 4 Mute Swan pr w/ two cygnets, 16 Greylag Goose 7 ad 9 yng, m Egyptian Goose, 6m Mandarin Duck, 10 Tufted Duck 7m 3f, juv Green Woodpecker [FL], m Blackcap singing, m Goldcrest singing {f Muntjac Deer 1940} (Robert Callf)
  • London Wetland Centre: f Pintail, 2 Oystercatcher, Little Egret, 5 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 40+ Swift (WWT website)
  • Pinner, HA5: Song Thrush [first for some time] (Nigel Barratt)
  • Southgate "ASDA": {Grass Rivulet - new for site} (Robert Callf)
  • Southgate "Dalrymple Close N14": {Large Tabby - micro-moth} (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: f Common Scoter, f Wheatear, Barnacle Goose, Redshank (Walthamstow birders)

Sunday 20th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Common Pochard adult pr w/brood of 2, 3 Common Whitethroat, Black-headed Gull adult, 5 Kestrel adult pr w/3 juvenile (AP Birders)
  • Clissold Park N16: 3 Greylag Goose pr w/ gosling, Common Pochard brood of 4 (Garry James)
  • Erith Pier: 3 Yellow-legged Gull [ad, 4cy, 2cy] (Richard Bonser)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 3 Common Scoter 2m f, Lesser Whitethroat singing (Tony Blake)
  • Landor Road 'Lambeth': 16 Swift, one seen entering nest at 117 Landor Road (Michael Mac)
  • Piccadilly: Black Redstart singing in area of St James's Church 0845 then flew to Regent's Street (Spencer Neal)
  • Richmond Park: 2m Red-crested Pochard, Common Tern, Little Owl, Hobby, 6 Skylark, 3 Treecreeper, 6 Reed Bunting (Alex Bayley)
  • Rotherhithe: 2nd-summer Yellow-legged Gull Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser)
  • Ruislip Gardens: Red Kite, Swift, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Barry Wilson)
  • South Lambeth Road: 2 Peregrine Falcon in territorial chase, but no breeding in this area (Michael Mac)
  • South Ruislip: 2 Red Kite circling low near tube station (Barry Wilson)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant heard, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Hobby, Kestrel, Red Kite [nearby Yeading Meadows], 4 Stock Dove, c15 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Sedge Warbler [probable pr, male singing/displaying with second silent bird in same area], 13 Common Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Bunting 3m f, displaying Greenfinch {2 Meadow Brown} (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Mandarin Duck, 5 Stock Dove, 5 Swift, Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, Skylark, Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Swallow, 9 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroat, 3 Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, Linnet {Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown} (Tom Stewart)

Saturday 19th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Black-headed Gull adults, Peregrine Falcon (AP Birders)
  • Crossness: 2 Yellow-legged Gull both 3cy, Common Gull 2cy, 125 Gadwall, 11 Lapwing, Little Egret (John Archer)
  • Dagenham Chase: 6 Pochard incl. 3 juveniles, 16 Gadwall, flyover Little Egret, Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 2 Common Tern, 19 Swift, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Song Thrush, 12 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Linnet, (Harry Harrison)
  • Forty Hall CP: 2 Egyptian Goose ad & juv, 11 Mandarin Duck 7 'eclipse' m, f & 3 juv [FL], 3 Treecreeper ad feeding two juvs - moths [FL] (Robert Callf)
  • Gallions Reach: Caspian Tern downriver towards Crossness at 1050 (Gary A James) I think Paul Davis was the observer, not Gary (John Archer)
  • Guy Lodge Farm: 47 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush carrying food [FF], 15+ Rook inc four juvs [FL], 2 Greenfinch pr, Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Horsenden Hill: 14 Swift, Nuthatch singing, 2 Song Thrush inc one singing, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Hyde Park: Cetti's Warbler singing S corner of Long Water (Billy Dykes).
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 3 Red Kite incl 2 together, Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove pr [scarce here], Swift, 2 Pied Wagtail, Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff {f Nemophora fasciella} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Putney Heath: 3+ singing Garden Warbler (Les Evans-Hill) is that at the mound area? (MM)
  • Richmond Park: 2m Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, 2 Skylark, 6 Stonechat, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Greenfinch, Common Buzzard, probable Red Kite over E (Alex Westenberger)
  • Rotherhithe: presumed 2cy hybrid Caspian Gull x Herring Gull Greenland Pier, 8 Swift, 6 House Martin (Richard Bonser)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 26 Swift drifted S 1015, Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Strayfield Rd "Enfield EN2": 13+ Barn Swallow 5+ ad 3 juv & nest w/ 5 large chicks [NY], three occupied nests [good news given their recent reported decline] (Robert Callf)

Friday 18th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pochard pr, Black-headed Gull adult, 5 Grey Wagtail (AP Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Lapwing (Andrew Self)
  • Hampstead Heath: Cuckoo again from Pryors Field at 1700 (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Mayfair: m Mallard sat on top of Bonhams' roof [New Bond Street] 1100 (Matt Bradbury)
  • Northolt and Greenford CP "Northala only": 8 Swift, Grey Heron, Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail pr, Reed Warbler (Barry Wilson)
  • Southgate "Ivy Rd Recreation Ground": 24 Starling inc many juvs (Robert Callf)
  • Southgate Chase Allotments: Common Cuckoo flew over 1829 [presumably an early autumn migrant - first record for the site] (Robert Callf)
  • Teddington: Little Egret flying downstream towards weir (Mike Foster)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 11 Common Scoter 10m f, adult f Wheatear, Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Shelduck brood of 10 (Walthamstow Birders)

Thursday 17th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine Falcon sheltering Palm Court tower (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Brent Reservoir: 7 Common Tern, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 13 Common Pochard, 10 House Martin, 12 Swift, Greylag Goose, 10 Egyptian Goose incl 5 juv, 4 Cormorant, 2 Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler (Barry Wilson)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Swift, 3 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Brunswick Park, N14: Common Whitethroat [singing several weeks now], 11 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (D Bates)
  • Bushy Park: Little Owl, 3 Reed Bunting, 6 Swallow, 7 Swift (Ian R Watson)
  • Covent Garden, WC2: singing Black Redstart from roof tops at Southampton Street end of Maiden lane (Jack Hill)
  • Enfield area "private access": m Kestrel, Hobby, 8 Stock Dove, 4+ Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, Barn Swallow, juv Pied Wagtail, 3m Common Whitethroat singing, juv Chiffchaff, 13 Long-tailed Tit, 8+ Blue Tit, 85+ Starling on overhead wires, Greenfinch {Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, 18+ Meadow Brown, 3 Small Heath, Cinnabar, Silver Y} (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath “Sandy Heath”: Cuckoo singing am (Hampstead Heath Birders)
  • Mill Hill NW7 "Flower Lane section of Mill Hill Park": Stock Dove singing [first I have ever seen here], Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail (Andrew Haynes)
  • Mill Hill NW7: 2 Stock Dove. Regular visitors this year to a garden backing onto Hartley Close allotment. 2 also reported in a garden (Flower Lane/Sylvan Ave). (Steve Blake)
  • Perivale Park: Red Kite, c15 Swift, 10 Stock Dove, 5 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 3 Greenfinch {Marbled White [FOY], 4 Meadow Brown, Brown Argus, 3 Large Skipper, 2 Mother Shipton, Burnet Companion, 3 Silver Y, 3 Emperor, 3m Black-tailed Skimmer, 2 Broad-bodied Chaser pr, Four-spotted Chaser, 25+ newly emerged Common Darter} (Neil Anderson)
  • Rowley farm, Iver Heath: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, Chiffchaff, Lapwing, Goldfinch, 5 Swallow, Common Tern , Pheasant calling (Nigel Barratt)
  • Southgate "Dalrymple Close, N14": {Beautiful Hook-tip - new for site - at 0030} (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 3 Egyptian Goose pr w/ one yng, 8 Mandarin Duck 3m 2f & 2 broods of 2 and 1 yng, Red Kite, m Kestrel, m Garden Warblers singing, m Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff singing, Nuthatch {Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral} (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: f/imm Wheatear, probably juvenile, on Lockwood Reservoir - unusual for June (Quentin Given) 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Walthamstow birders) Did the Northern Wheatear have spotted plumage & a yellow gape? - R Callf

Wednesday 16th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 47 Swift, 4 Great Crested Grebe, ad Black-headed Gull, 2 Peregrine pr, Willow Warbler CS (AP Birders)
  • Brockwell Park: 6 Swift, 1 House Martin, Red Kite drifted slowly SW over park at 1915 (Tony Stones).
  • Hainford Close, SE4: singing Common Whitethroat (Fernley Symons)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 12 Swift {large unidentified dragonfly sp} (Neil Batten)
  • Lewisham, Ermine Road: 25+ House Sparrow [Colony in creepers on front of house currently being destroyed by tree surgeons] (Keith Chambers) it's illegal to destroy any active bird nest and your local Police wild life protection officers can take action - take some photos for evidence! I've done it this year with a house with scaffolding and sparrow nests - Police can order work stops (Michael Mac)
  • Mayfair: m Black Redstart still singing and still not seen from bell tower of 24 Old Bond Street [Salvatore Ferragamo] 1230-1245, but another, undoubtedly different male, singing from New Bond St/Oxford St junction, as I walked back to office quickly. So, 2m Black Redstart [at least] (Matt Bradbury)
  • Oakwood "Glenbrook Wetlands": 4 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker ad f & juv (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Grasshopper Warbler [briefly], 3 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, f Mandarin w/ 2 ducklings, 7 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Common Whitethroat, 16 Chiffchaff, 14 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail {also six species of butterfly and Broad-bodied Chaser} (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, 12 Moomins (Walthamstow birders)

Tuesday 15th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Peregrine Falcon pr, Sparrowhawk (APBirders)
  • Barham Park: Kingfisher fledgling but no suitable habitat near here, 3 Chaffinch singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Dartford Marshes: 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Oystercatcher, 25 Lapwing, 10 Common Tern, Swift, 2 Cuckoo, 4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 9 Blackcap, 21 Whitethroat, 12 Reed Warbler, 12, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Bunting {Scarce Chaser} (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield area "private access": m Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard, Hobby, 15 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark inc singing male, 2 Barn Swallow pr, 2 Lesser Whitethroat pr giving alarm calls [A], 3 singing m Common Whitethroat, 4 Linnet (Robert Callf)
  • Peckham Rye Park: Reed Warbler [singing in bamboo in the Japanese Garden] (Steven Robinson)
  • Trent Park: 2 Egyptian Goose ad & yng, 4 Mandarin Duck m 2f & yng, m Tufted Duck, 4 Green Woodpecker inc two juvs [FL], 2 Barn Swallow, m Common Whitethroat singing, m Garden Warbler singing, 2 Blackcap m & juv [FL], 3 Chiffchaff singing {14 Chimney Sweeper, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Yellow Shell, Cinnabar, Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Redshank & Lapwing on Lockwood, Barnacle Goose still on No 5, 18 Common Tern on Lockwood raft (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: 2 Egyptian Geese, Great Crested Grebe, House Martin, Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)

Monday 14th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Beckton Creekside Nature Reserve: Cuckoo (James Palmer)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield area "private access": Little Grebe, f Mandarin Duck, f/juv Common Pochard [very unusual time of year for this site], m Tufted Duck, 18 Stock Dove, 3 Swift, 3 Barn Swallow {2 Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Green Oak Tortrix numerous} (Robert Callf)
  • Holly Hill Farm, Enfield: Red Kite, f Kestrel, 3 Northern Lapwing 2m f, 3 House Sparrow inc juv [FL], Goldfinch, Linnet {3 Painted Lady} (Robert Callf)
  • Ickenham Marsh: Chiffchaff singing, Whitethroat singing, Song Thrush singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Mayfair: Black Redstart singing [heard only] from rooftops of Burlington Gardens 1230 (Matt Bradbury)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite circling has tail missing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit ( Nigel Barratt)
  • Regent Street: Black Redstart singing from tops of buildings 1045 (ADH Hudson)
  • Roundhedge Hill, Enfield Chase: 2 Rook ad & begging juv [FL] (Robert Callf)
  • Ruislip Gardens: 3 Blackcap singing, Whitethroat singing, Garden Warbler singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Song Thrush singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Vauxhall 'St George's Wharf': Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull able to fly but no use of its legs (Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Great Crested Grebe pr w/ yng, 2 Reed Bunting (Garry James)

Sunday 13th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Common Whitethroat, Peregrine Falcon, Black-headed Gull adult (AP Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Ringed Plover flew low over eastern marsh at 1100 (Bob Husband)
  • Caledonian Road 'Islington': Lesser Black-backed Gull trying to carry a road kill pigeon, dodging cars - eventually got it onto a low roof (Michael Mac)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 Spoonbill [one photographed] flew over the Slack about 0710 - A first record for the site (Martin Buckley per Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Limetrees Park Golf Course, Northolt: Common Buzzard, 11 Red Kite [2 over course & 9 wheeling around other side of A40 by South Ruislip waste area] {Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Common Blue, 11 species Odonata incl 7 Emperor, m Hairy Dragonfly, Downy Emerald, 25+ Four-spotted Chaser, 3 Black-tailed Skimmer, m Banded Demoiselle, 6 Red-eyed Damsefly} (Neil Anderson)
  • Priest Hill: Garden Warbler,10 Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Swift. 20 Herring Gull on sports field {Cinnabar moth} (Neil Batten)
  • Springwell Lake and Reedbed: 14 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Common Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Cuckoo, 2 Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Cormorant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Warbler singing, 2 Garden Warbler singing, Blackcap singing {hundreds Common Blue Damselfly} (Barry Wilson)
  • Stockers Lake: 7 Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose, 4 Common Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Tern pr nesting on raft, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 6+ Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat (Barry Wilson)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant heard, Little Egret, 4 Red Kite incl pr perched in dead oak, Sparrowhawk, 13 Stock Dove [9 in paddock], Little Owl calling [family of 3 reported by regulars] c15 Swift, 6 Skylark, Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Common Whitethroat, 12 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Rook, 4+ Reed Bunting [2 singing]. 2 Linnet pr {4 Meadow Brown [FOY], 14 Small Heath, worn Painted Lady, Small Copper, 4 Common Blue, 4 Brown Argus, Mother Shipton, 4 Burnet Companion, 3 Emperor, Four-spotted Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer} (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley: Red Kite, Grasshopper Warbler singing after sunset (Robert Ulph)
  • Wanstead Flats: Black-necked Grebe, 30+ Swift, 2 House Martin, 7 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Great Crested Grebe, 2 Reed Warbler (Wanstead Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: Egyptian Goose, 2 Song Thrush, m Cetti's Warbler singing, c4 Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Waterworks NR: Grey Wagtail [probably male because it was such a strong yellow) with dead female demoiselle or damselfly, I think, in its beak, calling on the ground continually in the middle of the hide area, when a Sparrowhawk came down - wagtail escaped but dropped its offering. Sparrowhawk perched on railing for a few seconds then flew off. Wagtail then came back and retrieved it and started calling again - another grey wagtail was coming and going I'm not sure if it was male or female, but not taking any notice of the other one - I watched it for several more minutes but don't know if eventually it met up with its mate or young] (Mischa Borris)
  • West Dulwich: 2 Red Kite, Buzzard (Paul Collins)

Saturday 12th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine Falcon mast, 3 Common Pochard 2m f, Little Egret WGR, Common Whitethroat singing (AP Birders)
  • Beckton B&Q: Cetti's Warbler in full voice from channel between the timber yard and the Greenway. Been there all spring/summer (Matthew Cunningham)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Red Kite over high 1325 (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, 4 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Deodar Road 'Putney': 6 House Martin max about 3 nests, c30 House Sparrows some have young in last year's Martin nests, 6 Swift low over houses (Michael Mac)
  • East India Dock Basin: 3 Reed Warbler singing, Blackcap singing, 6 Shelduck, Egyptian Goose, 3 Swift (John Archer)
  • Enfield area "private access": Little Grebe, Little Egret, m Tufted Duck, 18 Stock Dove 15 ad & 3 juv, Swift, 2 Barn Swallow pr, 3 juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff singing, 3 Linnet {Cinnabar} (Robert Callf)
  • Hurlingham Park 'Fulham': 4 Little Egret (Michael Mac)
  • Horsenden Hill: Reed Warbler singing, 5 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Blackcap singing, 4 Common Whitethroat 2 singing (Barry Wilson)
  • North Woolwich, Pier Road: 4 House Martin - two occupied nests [ON] (George Kalli)
  • Putney Bridge. Little Egret low over the bridge at c. 10 am. (Thomas Donegan)
  • Rotherhithe: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls [2cy and 3cy] Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser)
  • Sewardstone Marshes: Little Egret, Cuckoo singing briefly, Swift, Green Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, min 14 Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, singing Nightingale, 5 Song Thrush, 3 singing, 4 Blackcap, 12 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 7 House Sparrow, 7 Greenfinch, Chaffinch. (Harry Harrison)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 8 Swift, 1 Sparrowhawk NW {Variable Damselfly} (Neil Batten)
  • Wanstead Flats: Black-necked Grebe still present (Conrad Ellam) m Pochard, 10+ Swift, 2 Little Owl, 2 Hobby, Skylark, 2 Sand Martin, House Martin, Chiffchaff, 6 Common Whitethroat (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Reed Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 House Martin (Wanstead Birders)
  • Waterworks NR: Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker nest with young, 5 Pochard 4m f (Marcin Kempa)
  • Woolwich Ferry: Common Tern (George Kalli)


Friday 11th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Common Whitethroat singing, Black-headed Gull, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, male Common Pochard (AP Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir "Excl Neasden Rec.": 6 Egyptian Goose, 8 m Common Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Common Tern two pr nesting on crowded rafts, 2 Reed Warbler singing, Chiffchaff singing, 12+ House Martin, Wren singing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Cormorant, c40 Mute Swan incl 5 juv (Barry Wilson)
  • Crayford, Stanham Farm: Male Cuckoo (Chris Rose)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr incubating [ON], 4 Mute Swan pr w/ two cygnets, 17 Greylag Goose 8 ad & 9 gosling [FL], 7 Mandarin Duck, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Mistle Thrush singing, 4 singing m Blackcap, Chiffchaff singing, 3 Coal Tit ad & 2 juv, Nuthatch {Emperor Dragonfly, Small Heath, 2 Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Mother Shipton} (Robert Callf)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP "Northala and Smiths Farm only": Red Kite, Grey Heron, Reed Warbler singing, 3 Pied Wagtail (Barry Wilson)
  • Oxleas Wood: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 12 Swift, Hobby, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 5 Stock Dove, 4 Jackdaw, Goldfinch (Ron Turner)
  • EC2: 2 Black Redstart pr in office courtyard [no public access] I have been seeing them here for ten years now (Tom Smith)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Common Buzzard, c40 Swift, 4 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler singing, c8 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 2 Linnet (Jack Headley)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 10+ Swift, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 4 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Common Whitethroat (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 19 Common Swift, 2 Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Hobby, Reed Warbler, House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Song Thrush (Wanstead Birders)

Thursday 10th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Brockwell Park: 6 Swift, singing Blackcap (Tony Stones)
  • Greenford to Ealing Hospital "Brent corridor": Peregrine, Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 11 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Greenfinch {m Banded Demoiselle} (Neil Anderson); Grey Heron, 6 Song Thrush singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Enfield area "private access": 6 Robin pr feeding four yng in nest in cavity in brickwork [NY] (Robert Callf)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe [one still on nest], 2 Cormorant, 2 Swift, Herring Gull (Marcus Hunt)
  • Heathrow: Black Redstart 2 birds including a singing male around mid-day. No Public Access. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Common Buzzard, 11 Swift, Pied Wagtail {Beautiful Demoiselle} (Neil Batten)
  • Oxleas Wood: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite pr, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Common Buzzard pr, 7 Stock Dove (Ron Turner)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Avocet, Barnacle Goose (Walthamstow birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: late afternoon only, Black-necked Grebe 1625, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Skylark, only 2 Swift over the lake, Whitethroat, c200 Starling, 30 House Sparrows inc male carrying nest material (Michael Mac) 6 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe (still), 10+ swift, Black-headed Gull, 4 Skylark, 3 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat (Nick Croft)
  • Warren Farm, Hanwell: Red Kite, 2 Stock Dove pr, 12+ Skylark, flock c200 Starling, 4 Linnet (Neil Anderson)

Wednesday 9th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Common Whitethroat, Red Kite, 2 Pochard pr WGR (AP Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 7 Common Tern incl at least one pr nesting on crowded rafts, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 8+ Egyptian Goose, 2 m Common Pochard, 12+ House Martin, "White Faced" Canada Goose, 3 Blackcap singing, 3 Reed Warbler singing, Chiffchaff singing, 30+ Mute Swan (Barry Wilson); Red Kite over (Andrew Self)
  • Chelsea Harbour: 3 Peregrine [two fighting or playing, calling frequently] (Oliver Flory)
  • Ham: Common Buzzard pursued by crows below treetop level over Ham Lands (Mike Foster)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Singing Blackcap, Black-headed Gull, Swift, {f Beautiful Demoiselle} (Neil Batten)
  • Oakwood Park: 3 Mandarin Duck f w/ two yng, m Tufted Duck, 6 Coot ad & 5 juvs, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker pr feeding yng in nest hole in cherry tree [NY], 4 Chiffchaff two ad & 2 juvs [FL] {Red Admiral, Holly Blue, 8 Small Heath, 2 Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug, 2 fem Broad-bodied Chaser} (Robert Callf)
  • Oxleas Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Red Kite, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Hobby [family group], 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Swift, 7 Nuthatch, 4 Blackcap, 4 Stock Dove, 5 Jackdaw (Ron Turner) Hi Ron, it's too early for a family group of Hobby - late July is the earliest you could expect to see fledged young - R Callf Could be a couple of Juveniles from last year? Peregrine's often return to the territory they were hatched, to their parents. If they were last years' young they would be immature/2cy NOT juveniles. Correct terminology is important when aging birds - R Callf
  • St Paul's Cray: Kestrel, Swallow, 4-5 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler singing, Reed Warbler singing, 6-7 Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • South Ruislip: Red Kite circling low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, Skylark, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 House Martin, 17 Swallow, 11 Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, House Sparrow (John Colmans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe [still], 40 Swift, sub ad Yellow-legged Gull, Red Kite, 2 Hobby, Skylark, 6 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, 10 Common Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft)

Tuesday 8th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Barnes Bridge: 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret feeding in shallows 0700, 3 House Martin [all north of bridge on Surrey side] (Neil Anderson)
  • Barnet Hospital: Common Buzzard over (Andrew Haynes)
  • Beech Hill Lake: 2 eclipse m Mandarin Duck, 11 Tufted Duck 6m 5f (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite over (Andrew Self)
  • Gutteridge Wood: Dunnock, Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat singing, 6 Swift, Long-tailed Tit, Garden Warbler, 2 Wren singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Berrylands garden: 2 Shelduck over east at 2023 (Nick Tanner)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 2m Pochard, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • Oxleas Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Hobby, Buzzard, 5 Jackdaw, Swift, 7 Stock Dove, (Ron Turner)
  • Perivale Park "East": Common Whitethroat singing (Barry Wilson)
  • Southgate "ASDA": {Grey Birch - new for site} (Robert Callf)
  • Thames north foreshore west of Wandsworth Bridge: Little Egret (David Jeffreys)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Stock Dove, 20+ Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 2 Skylark, 6 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, 10 Common Whitethroat (Nick Croft)
  • Watermeadows Open Space: Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler singing, 3 Blackcap singing (Jack Headley)

Monday 7th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: singing Common Whitethroat, Black-headed Gull, 6 Swift, {Green Hairstreak - first site record} (AP Birders)
  • Battersea Park: Reed Warbler singing and chasing a 2nd bird, I assume another Reed Warbler? or a Cetti's?(Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: 6 Common Tern, 5 Common Pochard m, 10 Egyptian Goose, 10+ Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 10+ Canada Goose incl 1 with white face like a Barnacle Goose, Reed Warbler singing, Chiffchaff singing {c10 Terrapin on raft} (Barry Wilson)
  • Chiswick W4 "Acton Lane": m Kestrel (Cara Atkinson)
  • Crayford, Stanham Farm: Male Cuckoo from 12.30 to at least 19.50 (Chris Rose)
  • Crayford, Thames Road Wetland: Little Egret, 3 (possibly 4) Cetti's Warblers, plus one on banks of adjacent River Cray, several Reed Warblers, male Reed Bunting, Greenfinch, Song Thrush, Moorhen chick, adult Coot with 2 young (Chris Rose)
  • Denham Lock: Cuckoo (Dan Pinkham)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Egyptian Goose pr, Hobby, 2 Raven pr {f Brown Argus ab. snelleni, m Orange-tip, 2 Peacock, 5 Small Heath, 2 Alabonia geoffrella} (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock flushed by rangers on Heath extension this am (Hampstead Heath birders)
  • Harefield Marina: Cetti's Warbler, 3 Hobby gathered and then went N towards Broadwater c 0500 (Dan Pinkham)
  • Roehampton: Peregrine at rest on Holy Trinity Church 1945 after failed Parakeet sortie (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Sipson "by M4 and Tunnel Rd jn" 4 Red Kite circling low (Barry Wilson)
  • Tottenham Court Road: Black Redstart singing from top of Heals at 3pm, best viewed from Alfred Mews (Balham Birder)
  • Trent Park: Grey Heron, m Mandarin Duck, 8 Tufted Duck 5m 3f, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Lesser Whitethroat singing, 2 Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, juv Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2+ Treecreeper ad & juv, 2 m Chaffinch singing {3+ Brown Silver-line, 2 Alabonia geoffrella, Small Copper} (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Common Quail, 2 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 10 Swift, Black-headed Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 House Martin, Common Whitethroat (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, Little Egret, Buzzard, Kestrel, Swift, Common Tern, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Common Whitethroat (Nick Croft)

Sunday 6th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: singing Common Whitethroat, 10+ Swift, Little Egret (AP Birders)
  • Charlton, SE London : 2 Red Kite flying W to E [fairly high so can only confirm the forked tails but most probably Red Kite] (John Mead)
  • Bushy Park: Red Kite at 2000, Common Redstart, Barn Owl [heard] (Norbert Jakab)
  • Enfield "Whitewebbs Ln": {Copper Underwing full-grown larva} (Robert Callf)
  • Forty Hall CP: Little Egret w/ metal ring on right leg along Turkey Brook, 6 Egyptian Goose ad & 5 juvs, m Mandarin Duck, 5 Tufted Duck 4m f, Swift {Alabonia geoffrella} (Robert Callf)
  • Hackney Wick: Black Redstart singing from white crane and nearby rooftops, same location as in May (Marcin Kempa)
  • Hampstead Heath: Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler [including 7 singing] (Reuben Braddock)
  • St Paul's Cray: 2 House Martin, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (Jack Headley)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 1 Common Buzzard SW, 14 Swift (Neil Batten)
  • The Hollies, Sidcup: Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, poss Red Kite distant and v high, Stock Dove, 3 Jackdaw, Jay, 3 Blackcap, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, 7 Goldfinch. (Eric Brown)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Pheasant heard, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, Kestrel, 6 Stock Dove, Cuckoo [showing well for 20+ minutes but called out 6 times, heard singing briefly from 2 other locations around wood later], c7 Swift, 8 Skylark, 2 Swallow, singing/displaying Sedge Warbler, singing Garden Warbler, 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Common Whitethroat, 12 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 9 Rook incl group 5 low over, m Reed Bunting, 6 Linnet {Red Admiral, 2 Small Heath, Alabonia geoffrella, Esperia sulphurella } (Neil Anderson)
  • Totteridge Valley: Grasshopper Warbler, Hobby, Buzzard, Red kite, Tawny Owl calling, 2 Lapwing, 2 Cormorant, Skylark, Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Tony Clancy); 5 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 8 Rook, Swallow, 20 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 15 Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 26 Starling, 9 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch {Broad-bodied Chaser} (Tom Stewart)
  • Wanstead Flats: Common Quail (Nick Croft), Pochard, Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe [still], 3 Skylark, Swallow, House Martin (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Stock Dove, 6 Swift, Common Tern, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Hobby, 4 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wimbledon Common: Common Whitethroat, 35 Swift, 50 Starling (James Owen)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Little Egret (Neil Anderson); Red Kite, 3 Greenfinch, flock of c100 Starling on playing fields (Nigel Dodd)

Saturday 5th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite over (Andrew Self)
  • Bromley Common: Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Swallow (Jon Mills)
  • East Dulwich: Red Kite SW over house (Steven Robinson) probably same one passed over Brockwell Park at about 1940 (Michael Mac)
  • Enfield area "private access": Little Egret, 6 Tufted Duck 4m 2f, 2 Hobby pr - m passed prey to fem [D], 6 Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker inc juv [FL], 4 Skylark inc three singing male, 2 Song Thrush, m Lesser Whitethroat singing, 2 Linnet inc singing m {Slow-worm, Black-tailed Skimmer, Silver Y, Small Heath, Speckled Wood} (Robert Callf)
  • Ewell, Banstead Road: Red Kite circling over Everlast Fitness 1500, 2 Common Whitethroat, Blackcap in grounds (Neil Batten)
  • Plumstead Common SE18: f Sparrowhawk w/ juv Starling prey (Patrick English)
  • London Wetland Centre: ad Kittiwake circled Main Lake then landed on water for about 15 mins (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Perivale Park: 12 Swift, 6 Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, Linnet {2 Brown Argus, 5 Common Blue, 5 Small Copper, Small Heath, Painted Lady, Peacock, 2m Orange-tip, 4 Silver-Y, 4 Broad-bodied Chaser, very early teneral Common Darter, 5 spp damsels incl 2 Red-eyed Damselfly} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Putney Heath: {Yellow-legged Clearwing, Red-tipped Clearwing & Ancylis laetana [believe 1st modern site record since 1880s] on aspen} (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Southgate "ASDA": {Angle Shades - NFY, Willow Beauty} (Robert Callf)
  • St Mary Cray: Little Owl (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 3 Egyptian Goose pr w/ one yng, 11 Mandarin Duck 6m 2f & brood of 3 yng, 3 Tufted Duck 2m f, 3 Common Buzzard inc pr, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing m Song Thrush, m Goldcrest singing, 2 m Chaffinch singing {Broad-bodied Chaser, 4 Mother Shipton, Silver Y, Small Heath} (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: juv Sand Martin, 60 Reed Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff inc 4 juvs, 8 juv Starling, 2 Greenfinch, juv Robin, juv Dunnock, Blackcap, Reed Bunting - ringing session (London Wildife Trust)

Friday 4th June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 20 Tufted Duck, 60+ Swift, 2 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail pr (AP Birders)
  • Abney Park Cemetery: 2 Red Kite over south 0838 [Probably the same birds seen at Waterworks NR 10 minutes earlier, below] (Garry James)
  • Crossness: Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Peregrine, Kestrel, Barn Owl (Andrew Self) Hobby W, 7 Lapwing incl 3 juveniles, Skylark, 12 Sand Martin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Jack Headley)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr incubating [ON], 2 Cormorant, juv Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan pr w/ two cygnets [FL], Egyptian Goose, 8 Mandarin Duck 7m f, 12 Tufted Duck 8m 4f, 7 Barn Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail m f & juv, juv Dunnock, 33 Starling, Nuthatch, m Goldfinch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 4 Red Kite together, c10 Swift, 5 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch incl juv (Neil Anderson)
  • River Pool Linear Park: Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail, Cormorant, 4 Stock Dove (Humphrey Keeper)
  • Southgate Circus "Crown Ln N14": Swift, 2 Grey Wagtail pr carrying nesting material [B], 2 Pied Wagtail pr carrying food [FF] (Robert Callf)
  • Totteridge Valley: Marsh Harrier flew E early [2nd-summer male], 2 Lesser Whitethroat,15 + Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler (Tony Clancy)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Spoonbill flew from Wetlands made small circle over North Marsh then back to Wetlands at 0655, 10 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 14 Linnet (Marcin Kempa)
  • Waterworks NR: 2 Red Kite over, 7 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Grey Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat (Marcin Kempa)

Thursday 3rd June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: singing Whitethroat, 4 Pochard 2m 2f, Grey Wagtail, 21 Swift, 3 Black-headed Gull, {Red-veined Darter - first site record} (AP Birders)
  • Canary Wharf: 3 Black Redstart flying between rooftops and calling around West India Quay, 4 Grey Wagtail, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, 2 Pied Wagtail, Mute Swan (Kabir Kaul)
  • Clapham: 4 Swift Narbonne Avenue (Tony Stones)
  • Cornmill Gardens, Lewisham: Mandarin f with 4 ducklings (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: 2nd-summer Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sand Martin, Barn Owl (Jack Headley)
  • Enfield Town "St Andrew's Church": singing m Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit ad & juv, 4 Nuthatch pr w/ two juvs [FL] (Robert Callf)
  • Holly Hill Farm, Enfield: 3 Northern Lapwing 2m f, 11 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Skylark singing, 2 Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff singing {Red Admiral} (Robert Callf)
  • Mayfair: f Black Redstart rooftops and aerials of New Bond St [Bonhams], m Blackbird singing next to it. Pleasant way to start the working day 0900 (Matt Bradbury); m Grey Wagtail singing from chimney of South Molton Street 1430 (MB); f showing well from office window on aerial 1720. Am now away from office for 10 days so no reporting! (MB)
  • Kew Gardens. Brent Goose [dark-bellied] on lake near Sackler Crossing, with Canada Geese. Unknown origin. Also a few Red-created Pochard (Thomas Donegan). Last time I was there all the Red-crested Pochard were pinioned collection birds.
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Swift (Mike Amos)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Chiffchaff, Blackcap m, Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 4 Swift {Beautiful Demoiselle} (Neil Batten)
  • Little Beechill Wood, Enfield Chase: Red Kite, 3 juv Long-tailed Tit {f Beautiful Demoiselle - NFY, 6 Alabonia geoffrella} (Robert Callf)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Red Kite over W 2000 (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Pinner, HA5: Goldfinch, Kestrel circling amongst 4 Swift (Nigel Barratt)
  • Staines Res: Shelduck m, 8+ Great Crested Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck 5pr, 2 Common Tern, 2 Cormorant, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Pied Wagtail (Barry Wilson)
  • St James's: m Black Redstart singing from rooftops, Duke of York Street [heard only from outside The Red Lion]1400, again very close by as I was walking through Burlington Arcade [through the glass roof] & then singing from roof of the back of The Royal Academy. No visuals and really giving me the runaround this week! 1415 (Matt Bradbury)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 12 Swift, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Lapwing, Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 2 Rook, Coal Tit, 2 Skylark, Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 21 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 22 Common Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 26 Starling, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Bullfinch (Samuel Levy); Red-legged Partridge, 3 Stock Dove, Red Kite, Hobby, Mistle Thrush, 11 Song Thrush (Tom Stewart)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Hobby, 7 Pochard, Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (Garry James)

Wednesday 2nd June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Grey Wagtail, 22 Swift, Reed Warbler, Jackdaw (AP Birders)
  • Brixton: Swifts pairing up and displaying now [7 Lambert Road, 3 Tescos, Acre Lane] (Tony Stones)
  • Chiswick W4 "Queen Anne's Grove": 30-40 Swift feeding 2115 (Cara Atkinson)
  • Dartford Marshes: 3 Little Egret, Hobby, 3 Oystercatcher, 12 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull W 1706, 2 m Cuckoo (Jack Headley)
  • Enfield area "private access": 2 Tufted Duck pr, 8+ Stock Dove, 15+ Swift, House Martin {3 Painted Lady, Peacock, f Orange-tip, Green-veined White, f Muslin Moth} (Robert Callf)
  • Harefield "Canal and lakes from Harefield to Harefield Place": 4 Red Kite, 10+ Great Crested Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck 4m f, 3 Common Pochard, Garden Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Cormorant over, 3 Greylag Goose, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Chaffinch, Common Tern, Song Thrush, Wren {10+Common Blue Damselfly} (Barry Wilson)
  • Holly Hill Farm, Enfield: f Mandarin Duck flew over, Red Kite, m Kestrel, 4+ Red-legged Partridge, 2 Northern Lapwing, 104 Stock Dove at 1855, 3 singing m Common Whitethroat, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2m Yellowhammer singing {Painted Lady} (Robert Callf)
  • Home Park: 2 Hobby, Red Kite, 4 House Sparrow (Phil Davies)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 18 Swift, Hornet (Neil Batten)
  • Mayfair: m Black Redstart [singing/heard only] Old Bond Street [above Tiffany & Co] & then Savile Row [above Gieves & Hawkes]. Loud song despite a police helicopter directly overhead. Likely same bird as northern sector as I have not seen/heard it there for a couple of weeks now. But cannot rule out two males present as I am not in the office each day 1140 (Matt Bradbury); f present at usual spot on aerials behind Bonhams, New Bond Street 1235 (MB).
  • Pinner: Lloyd Court. At least 4 pairs of Starlings feeding second broods (Richard Francis)
  • Rainham Marshes 'RSPB': m Marsh Harrier flipped upside down in attempt to grab Starling from a passing flock but failed and flew over the Thames mobbed by a Lapwing (Michael Mac)
  • Rainham Landfill (Limited access): Common Rosefinch: seen on Wednesday at 1850 for 30 to 60 seconds along path below embankment covered in shrubs, with road at the top and active works. So seen from below perched in top of a gorse, adult male with unmistakable red/crimson head but flew over Landfill ( with what appeared to be a fem Linnet) into area with vehicle activity no access. I saw Walthamstow bird 5 years ago and have no doubt this was one. (Michael Mac)
  • Richmond Hill: Hobby, Common Buzzard (Observer?)
  • Richmond Park: Common Buzzard over Spankers Hill (Mike Foster)
  • Rotherhithe: adult Kittiwake flew upriver past the Salt Key 0858 (Jack Wylson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Grasshopper Warbler, Hobby, Lapwing, Skylark, Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Tufted Duck pr [Long Pond], Mandarin Duck f & d, 6 Swift, 2 Swallow, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 18 Common Whitethroat, 11 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, 2 Rook (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Tufted Duck a pair, Goldfinch, 18 Canada Goose 14 ad w/ 4 yng, 3 Egyptian Goose pr w/ one young, 5 m Mandarin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Swift, 3 Swallow, Common Tern, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Garden Warbler one carrying food , 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, Black-necked Grebe [still], 30+ Swift, 8 Black-headed Gull, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 2 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 2 Skylark, Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, 9 Common Whitethroat (Nick Croft)

Tuesday 1st June 2021[edit | edit source]

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Swift, Little Egret (AP Birders)
  • Abney Park Cemetery: Golden Oriole reported (Birdguides, RBA)
  • Barnes Bridge "Lonsdale Road": 6 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese pr w/ 6 young, 2 Grey Wagtail pr, 4 House Martin (Neil Anderson)
  • Barnes Waterside: 2 Mute Swan pr w/ 2 young, 10 Tufted Duck 5 pr, 2 Pochard pr (Neil Anderson)
  • Brockwell Park: Cetti's Warbler in wildflower meadow (Aron White)
  • Brookmill Park: Peregrine, 2 Swift, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Covert Way LNR: 3 Treecreeper ad & 2 juvs [FL] (Robert Callf)
  • Dartford Marshes: 4 Shelduck, 2 Common Buzzard, f Marsh Harrier, 1-2 Hobby, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 5-6 Common Tern, 4 Cuckoo, c60 Swift, 4 Reed Bunting (Jack Headley)
  • Hampstead Heath: 5 Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Kingfisher, Collared Dove singing on Parliament Hill first thing (Reuben Braddock)
  • Isleworth "River Thames near Church St": 2 Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, 5 Greylag Goose, c30 Mute Swan, c50 Egyptian Goose, 15+ Rook over (Barry Wilson)
  • Lonsdale Road Res: 3 Common Terns aggressively mobbing Cormorant drying wings, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, {loud chorus of Marsh Frogs} (Neil Anderson)
  • Mayfair: Grey Wagtail singing from aerial on South Molton Street (Matt Bradbury)
  • Monken Hadley Common: Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard sat on nest calling [ON] (Robert Callf)
  • North Finchley: Common Buzzard, 4 Swift (John Colmans)
  • Oakwood "Glenbrook wetlands": 2 juv Tawny Owl calling 2230 - found by Eugene Dillon-Hooper (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner, HA5: Sparrowhawk (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Hill: Red Kite, Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Lesser Black-backed Gull (Alex Westenberger)
  • Southfields "garden" SW18: 3 Common Swift together over garden, so far the most I've seen here this year (Martin Honey)
  • St Paul's Cray: Red Kite SW 1836 (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch, Grasshopper Warbler, Hobby, Red Kite (Marcus Hunt)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Main Pit. 2 Black-necked Grebe (Steve Blake)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Yellow-legged Gull (Garry James)


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