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*Beddington Farmlands: Dunlin, 2+ Common Sandpiper, Peregrine (Peter White tweet)
 
*Beddington Farmlands: Dunlin, 2+ Common Sandpiper, Peregrine (Peter White tweet)
 
*[[Bushy Park]]: '''Great Egret''' still (per BirdTrack)
 
*[[Bushy Park]]: '''Great Egret''' still (per BirdTrack)
*Deodar Road, Putney: 3 House Martin active nests, several deserted now, as this is my first visit this year! can't say if many more nests have fledged and birds now gone. female Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
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*Deodar Road, Putney: 3 House Martin still active nests, several deserted now, as this is my first visit this year! can't say if many more nests have fledged and birds now gone. female Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
 
*Finchley "gdn N3": 10 Swift W 08:55 (Samuel Levy)
 
*Finchley "gdn N3": 10 Swift W 08:55 (Samuel Levy)
 
*Golders Hill Park: 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Haynes)
 
*Golders Hill Park: 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Haynes)
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*[[London Wetland Centre]]: incl 5 Mandarin, 21 Shoveler, '''Ringed Plover''' main lake, Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 4 House Martin (WWT website)
 
*[[London Wetland Centre]]: incl 5 Mandarin, 21 Shoveler, '''Ringed Plover''' main lake, Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 4 House Martin (WWT website)
 
*Mayflower Park: juvenile Peregrine, Swift south west (Bob Smith)
 
*Mayflower Park: juvenile Peregrine, Swift south west (Bob Smith)
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*Ram Street/Wandsworth: 1 male House Sparrow completely flattened on the pavement (MIchael Mac)
 
*Richmond Park: '''Great Egret''' (Sandra Hucks), Wheatear (David Peers)Sandra
 
*Richmond Park: '''Great Egret''' (Sandra Hucks), Wheatear (David Peers)Sandra
 
*Totteridge Valley: 67 Swift inc 40 W 09:22 & 22 W 11:00, 77 House Martin inc 25+ over Folly Farm & 23 high S 10:21, 49 Swallow inc 30+ Folly Farm & 8 high S 10:21, Kestrel, 2 Pied Wagtail, 37 Stock Dove, Grey Heron, 24 Chiffchaff, 9 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, juv Red Kite, 3 Sand Martin [Folly Farm], Common Buzzard, 3 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, {Small Copper} (Samuel Levy)
 
*Totteridge Valley: 67 Swift inc 40 W 09:22 & 22 W 11:00, 77 House Martin inc 25+ over Folly Farm & 23 high S 10:21, 49 Swallow inc 30+ Folly Farm & 8 high S 10:21, Kestrel, 2 Pied Wagtail, 37 Stock Dove, Grey Heron, 24 Chiffchaff, 9 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, juv Red Kite, 3 Sand Martin [Folly Farm], Common Buzzard, 3 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, {Small Copper} (Samuel Levy)

Revision as of 17:46, August 15, 2019

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Thursday 15th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 25+ House Martin, 4 Chiffchaff, Treecreeeper, {Painted Lady} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Dunlin, 2+ Common Sandpiper, Peregrine (Peter White tweet)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret still (per BirdTrack)
  • Deodar Road, Putney: 3 House Martin still active nests, several deserted now, as this is my first visit this year! can't say if many more nests have fledged and birds now gone. female Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 10 Swift W 08:55 (Samuel Levy)
  • Golders Hill Park: 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Haynes)
  • Greenwich Park: 16 House Martin (Ray Crouch)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 5 Mandarin, 21 Shoveler, Ringed Plover main lake, Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 4 House Martin (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: juvenile Peregrine, Swift south west (Bob Smith)
  • Ram Street/Wandsworth: 1 male House Sparrow completely flattened on the pavement (MIchael Mac)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret (Sandra Hucks), Wheatear (David Peers)Sandra
  • Totteridge Valley: 67 Swift inc 40 W 09:22 & 22 W 11:00, 77 House Martin inc 25+ over Folly Farm & 23 high S 10:21, 49 Swallow inc 30+ Folly Farm & 8 high S 10:21, Kestrel, 2 Pied Wagtail, 37 Stock Dove, Grey Heron, 24 Chiffchaff, 9 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, juv Red Kite, 3 Sand Martin [Folly Farm], Common Buzzard, 3 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, {Small Copper} (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 3 Goldfinch, Red Kite, 3 Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Whitethroat. ( Pete Lowman )
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4+ Sand Martin, 2+ House Martin, 5+ Tree Sparrow [tytt fm] am (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still Lockwood Res [south end] 0710 (BirdGuides)
  • Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk (Nick Rutter)

Wednesday 14th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, {Jersey Tiger} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Woodlark [Ldn fos] N Lake [e side] am before rain (Steve Thomas tweet w/ Glenn Jones); also juv Turnstone still, Dunlin am (per Steve Gale tweet); also 2 Little Egret. Common Sandpiper, 30+ Swift (Ian Jones tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Tern, 2 Lapwing, 15+ House Martin (Steve Blake)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": m House Sparrow [FOY - 4th garden record], 2 Goldcrest, 4 Stock Dove, 6+ Coal Tit (Samuel Levy)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Geoff Hay per Surrey BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: Great Egret main lake until 0830, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, 3 House Martin, 15+ Swift (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 45 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird); also incl 25 Teal, Water Rail, 160 Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail (MLCS via eBird)
  • Pinner Park Farm: 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Tree Pipit W 6.40am, 5 Swallow (Dan Pinkham)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 1 Turnstone juv, 2 Common Sandpiper (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Whinchat by wall fence nr c/p [nw end] 0835 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Spoonbill aveley pools 0930 only (BirdGuides/per ELBF FB); incl 6 Grey Heron, 18 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2juv Marsh Harrier, 30 Lapwing, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 15 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 2 Kestrel, 8 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Howard Vaughan et al via ELB FB)
  • Richmond Park: Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Kingfisher, 5 Swallow (Phil Pentek)
  • The Brook "BR5": 10+ House Martin, 5 Swift, Kingfisher, m Blackcap, 25+ Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 11 Mandarin Duck lower lake, 3 f/imm Blackcap Williams Wd, Chiffchaff (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Wheatear willows fm still (Allan Stewart via Herts BC)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret upriver, Kingfisher lake (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Peregrine, 2 Common Sandpiper, 30 Swift, 2 Garganey (Rhys Evans)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Tree Pipit, 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 25+ Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, f Mandarin Duck, 9 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 House Martin, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 8 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stock Dove, flock of 40+ Goldfinch [don't usually reach these numbers until late autumn] (Nick Croft/Sean Kerrigan/Sam Porter)

Tuesday 13th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Kingfisher Tunnel Res, 23+ Swift, 6+ Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, {2 Brown Argus, Purple Hairstreak, Ringlet, 2 Painted Lady} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl juv Turnstone still, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 23 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: Garganey eclipse m still am, 12 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret Diana Fountain pond still 11.30am (Nigel Jackman)
  • Chertsey Meads: incl Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Tern, 3 Kestrel, 4 Sand Martin thru, 23 Swallow thru, 7 House Martin thru, Common Whitethroat pm (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Claremont Landscape Garden: 5 Common Buzzard high S, 4 Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher briefly by lake (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 2 Common Tern fishing lake (Ernest Leahy via Herts BC)
  • Crossness NR, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, 10 Swift, 9 Cetti's Warbler singing, 16 Reed Warbler, 3 Little Egret, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Little Grebe & 2yng, 6 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, Pochard, 2 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Blackcap, "Thames & foreshore" 95 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, c300 Black-headed Gull, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Cormorant, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Gadwall, Oystercatcher, 3 Shelduck & 1yng, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Common Tern, Little Egret, 7 Yellow-legged Gull 1st year, 2 Herring Gull. Bernie Weight. BW - many thx for sightings but pls follow LNHS' standard data-format eg colon after site name and round brackets around your name
  • Epsom Downs: Spotted Flycatcher (Steve Gale tweet); White Stork (Graham Cotten via BirdTrack)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 2 Willow Warbler, 8+ Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 11 House Martin, 3+ Swallow, f Tufted Duck with 2 juvs, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, c4 Swift (Jack Headley)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 6 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Common Tern fr Hogg Ln viewing platform TQ160961 (Allan Stewart via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Green Sandpiper (Geoff Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Honeydale Farm "TQ487704": 2 Common Gull, 5 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard, 25+ Pied Wagtail, no sign of yesterdays Wheatears tho (Jack Headley)
  • Leg of Mutton Res: 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin (Adrian Podmore)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 2juv Common Whitethroat, 60+ Swift S/SW, 5 House Martin, Peregrine, 20 Shoveler, 3 Common Snipe, 6 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: incl 6 House Sparrow (Donovan Rule via eBird); "Woodland Walk" incl Swift, 25 House Martin late-aft (Sam Jones via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 2 Grey Heron, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 41 Lapwing, Common Tern, Nuthatch (Paul Lewis via via eBird)
  • Primrose Hill: postbreeding flock of 60-80 House Martin again [as on 8 Aug] arr'd 0600-0610 from overnight roost[s] somewhere north of Hill. 60+ HM sunned on top ledges of Danes Crt NW8 7QR for an hour 0630-0730 then began feeding in earnest, Tree Pipit fos briefly then SW 0725 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Curlew, Greenshank, 4 Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: {Painted Lady private gdn} (Paula Redmond)
  • Regent's Park: no sign y'day's Pied Flycatcher in cricket pen, juv m Sparrowhawk, 5+ House Martin, Cetti's Warbler still [sang once from area-2 reedbed], 4+ Willow Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler still, Lesser Whitethroat cricket pen [a31], 7+ Common Whitethroat, 10+ Greenfinch am (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 8 Gadwall, Swallow family, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler broods, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still (Phil Pentek)
  • Rye Meads RSPB "draper hide am": Little Egret, 16 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Kingfisher, 8+ Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Allan Meadows via Herts BC/Twitter)
  • Staines Moor: incl Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 18 Lapwing, Wood Sandpiper R Colne still opp fallen willow, Kestrel, 2 Swallow, Linnet pm (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Black-necked Grebe s basin, 1 Common Sandpiper s basin, 1 Whimbrel s basin, 2 Peregrine (Bill Rutherford); 3 Dunlin n basin am (Jon Middleton tweet); 3 Ringed Plover 2 juv 12.30 S basin (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl Green Sandpiper (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17 TQ220641": 3 Swift sw, 2 Chiffchaff am (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh 15.00-16.15”: 1 Common Buzzard perched on power pole, 1 Kestrel, 5 Linnet, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker on power poles inc 2 juv’s (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Swift, 4 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, fem Mandarin & 2yg, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (John Colmans); 14 House Martin, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 31 Chiffchaff, 17 Swallow, 44 Stock Dove, 4 Little Owl, 19 Swift, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Hobby, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Sedge Warbler migrant hedge [1st for 2 years], 3 Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, {shrew sp, 3 Painted Lady} (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, c20 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, c15 Tree Sparrow, 1w Wheatear willows fm, Grey Wagtail, c30 Linnet (Steve Blake via Herts BC}; "main gp" Little Egret (Allan Stewart via Herts BC); "fishing lake" Common Tern (TyttGP tweet)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": 5+ Common Whitethroat, 6 Skylark, 7 House Martin, Swift (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": Wheatear, Kestrel (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: Sedge Warbler, 20+ Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 10+ Blackcap, 10+ Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler incl 2 Bush Wood, 1-2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 1-3 Common Buzzard, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 2 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin, 2 Swift, 2 Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, [Budgie 3rd in 2 weeks] (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan/Sam Porter)
  • Warren Gorge: incl 11 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, 16 Sand Martin, 24 House Martin, Willow Warbler (Alan Shearman oer ELBF FB)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper pm (Garry James tweet)
  • Woodford Green: Male & Female Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat and imm Sparrowhawk before 7.30 am., also now 2 Swift over at 11.07am (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Garden Warbler, 2-3 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, c40 Common Whitethroat, 17 Chiffchaff, c12 Blackcap, 1 Collared Dove - scarce here (David Lindo)
  • Wraysbury GP: Tree Pipit (Chris Lamsdell)

Monday 12th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 5+ Swift, 5+ Martin sp, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, {Brown Argus, Painted Lady, Small Copper, 2 Common Blue} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl Turnstone am but then left, Curlew Sandpiper mid-am only, juv Caspian Gull [poss Caspian x Herring per Surrey BC], 2 Tree Sparrow (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack/BirdGuides); incl 2 Little Egret, juv Turnstone again, juv Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper pm (Steve Gale tweet); also incl juv Yellow-legged Gull still (Steve Thomas per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: Garganey eclipse m still am (Magnus Andersson tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret Diana Fountain pond still 1015 (BirdGuides); still present 15:30 (Nick Tanner)
  • Dagenham Chase: Sparrowhawk, 11 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Tern, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Enderby's Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula: 1 Common Sandpiper (Mike Paice)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2 mudflats": 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad juv (Mike Paice)
  • Hall Marsh: Pied Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: juv Great Black-backed Gull (Allan Stewart via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (Geoff Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Honeydale Farm: 3 Wheatear in horse fields, 6 Swallow (Jack Headley)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Green Sandpiper, 6 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Lake Farm CP, Hayes: 10 Willow Warbler juvs, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, many Blackcaps, Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark burnt area (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, 42 Teal, 19 Shoveler, Little Ringed Plover, Peregrine, f Wheatear, Common Sandpiper (WWT website)
  • London Zoo "Woodland Walk": incl Swift, 27 House Martin, 2+ Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail (Sam Jones via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": 4 Little Grebe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail (ML Conservation Society via eBird)
  • Motspur Park: Peregrine on gas holders (Bob Smith)
  • Newgate Street nr Cuffley: 8+ Red Kite barbers lodge farm, Peregrine, Whinchat new park fm, Wheatear cold harbour fm, 4 Yellowhammer cold harbour fm (per Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: ad Cattle Egret fr serin_mound late-am, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 8 Common Tern, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, Oystercatcher, 106 Lapwing, 7 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Swift, 40+ House Martin, 25+ Sand Martin, Whimbrel, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Gadwall, 7 Common Sandpiper, 4 Kestrel, 13 Little Egret, 5 Avocet, 3 Ruff, Curlew, 4 Stock Dove, Garden Warbler, 18 Reed Warbler, 4 Bearded Tit, 49 Teal, 36 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Pochard, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, Sedge Warbler, 2 Marsh Harrier [juv & ad m], 2 Jay, Wigeon, 5 Common Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, f Bullfinch, Barn Owl, 6 Blackcap, Hobby (Samuel Levy, Arjun Dutta, Ben Rumsby, Kabir Kaul, Fraser Cattini, James McCulloch, Calum McKellar, Ceri Archer); juv Cattle Egret (Martin Jordan, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Garden Warbler (Dave Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Pied Flycatcher cricket pen [area 31] in central small scots pine but mobile 0905, also Little Grebe & 1yg, f Sparrowhawk, Collared Dove thru W 1010, 2 Little Owl ad w/ downy yg at nest hole in cricket pen 0810, Swift, 2 Kestrel m & juv, Peregrine N, c10 House Martin, 7 Willow Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat (Twitter); PieFl still nr cricket pen but flighty 1315 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank (Stuart Fox via Herts BC); Common Snipe fr draper hide (Rose Newbold tweet)
  • St James's Park: Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sleapshyde: 50-100 Linnet TL204070 (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Dunlin, 11 Common Sandpiper, Black Tern am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stanwell Moor: 2 Tree Pipit (Chris Lamsdell)
  • The Brook "BR5": 2 Kingfisher, 2 calling Chiffchaff, Little Egret, singing Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap juv, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Common Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 3 Goldfinch, leucistic Grey Heron, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 1+ Kingfisher, c20 Swallow (Steve Blake via Herts BC); also 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail (TyttGP tweet)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": singing Cetti's Warbler, 7+ Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch h, 5+ Chiffchaff, c32 Black-headed Gull over (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 150 Starling, 4 Common Whitethroat (Jon Agar); Whinchat cow field, 5 Willow Warblers between riding stables and horseshoe thicket (Jamie Partridge)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 29 Canada Goose, 15 Greylag Goose, 36 Mute Swan, 9 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, 118 Mallard, 61 Pochard, 2255 Tufted Duck, 24 Little Grebe, 59 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Grey Heron, 64 Cormorant, 33 Moorhen, 562 Coot, 84 Black-headed Gull, 47 Herring Gull, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern (LWT Survey); "Lockwood only" 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kingfisher, 13 Pied Wagtail, 10 Little Egret, 7 Sand Martin, 70 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: f Common Redstart [Ldn fos - pub scrub 1510 per Wanstead Birding tweet], f Wheatear, 7 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 32+ Common Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 8 Swift, 11 House Martin, 4 Swallow, Sand Martin, Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 300+ Starling, Skylark, 30+ Greenfinch incl flock of 27 [most I've seen here], 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 8 Little Egret, 12+ House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail (Tim Harris)
  • Weybridge: Hobby W over waitrose 0900 (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: incl 5 Swift, Kestrel, 20 House Martin, 8 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • Woodford Green: Goldcrest, Willow Warbler through + 2 Swifts high and South by 10.10am, with a 2nd Willow Warbler through 10.25am and single Swift low and East by 11.45am. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Hobby N over horse fields am (Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Peregrine, c10 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 8 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, c40 Common Whitethroat, Wheatear, 2 Linnet, c4 imm Reed Bunting am (David Lindo tweet)

Sunday 11th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, {Willow Emerald foy, Southern Hawker, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Jersey Tiger} (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": 2 Common Buzzard, 9 Swift, Kingfisher, 60 Sand Martin, 8 House Martin, 7 Grey Wagtail am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: juv Turnstone north lake fr public hide TQ288663 at 1020, juv Caspian Gull, juv Yellow-legged Gull (David Campbell per Peter Alfrey blog/BirdGuides); "56 spp complete list" 80 Canada Goose, 7 Greylag, 6 Mute Swan, Red-crested Pochard, 12 Shoveler, 25 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 22 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck, 25 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 20 Moorhen, 50 Coot, 14 Lapwing, Turnstone, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 14 Green Sandpiper, 60 Black-headed Gull, 300 Herring Gull, juv Caspian Gull, juv Yellow-legged Gull, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, 6 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Magpie, 20 Jackdaw, 50 Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Wren, 50 Starling, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, 20 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Greenfinch, 15 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting (Peter Alfrey via eBird/blog, w/ David Campbell, Nic Tidmarsh & Roy Weller)
  • Bookham Common, Surrey: incl Grey Heron, Marsh Tit, Common Whitethroat, 5 Nuthatch, Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 67 Goldfinch (Ruth Iredale via BirdTrack)
  • Brent Reservoir: Garganey [eclipse m per Andrew Self tweet] still fr main hide, 2 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff (Brent Birders); Wheatear briefly in W Hendon PF (Simon Worsfold tweet)
  • Bushy Park: Great Egret fishing in diana-fountain pond am (Adam Cheeseman via Ldn Birds FB)
  • Canons Farm: Sparrowhawk, 650 Swift thru, Hobby, 350 Swallow thru, House Martin, 6 House Martin, 6 Yellowhammer (Roy Weller per CFBW blog)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 2 Green Sandpiper, Wheatear on track, 14+ Linnet (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Crossness LNR: 3+ Little Grebe incl pr & 2 yg, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 7 singing Cetti's Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff h, 25 Teal, 29 Lapwing, 30+ Swift, 4 Common Tern, Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Oystercatcher, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • Erith Pier: Turnstone roosting by pier 1150, juv Caspian Gull off pier 1200 [same bird as 4th & 9th Aug], c12 Yellow-legged Gull incl German-ringed bird (Richard Bonser, Jamie Partridge)
  • Fairlop Waters: 3 Common Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Finchley "Central - Pointalls Allotments": 49 Swift SW 19:00-19:15 (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach "0815-1300": 4 Common Sandpiper, 12 Common Tern, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Swift, Swallow (Ray Crouch)
  • KGV Res: 2 Ringed Plover evg (Neville Smith tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Snipe, 13 Shoveler, 15+ Swift (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 8 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite, 4 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper (James McKay via eBird); also 29 Teal, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 3 Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Morden Hall Park: Kingfisher nr entrance, juv Kestrel hunting over north park (MHP NG tweet)
  • Mudchute Farm: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher same area as yesterday but mobile (Sean Huggins)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir: 2 Common Sandpiper, 105 Linnet s end (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: incl 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: Peregrine, Hobby, 2 Marsh Harrier, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Ruff, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Bearded Tit (Nigel Dodd / West London Birders); also incl 9 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Avocet, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 8 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 2 Skylark, 3 Stonechat, 17 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting (Gordon Howie via eBird); also incl 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 3 Kestrel, Peregrine (Janhvi Vyas via eBird); Wheatear (Tom Bell, Roy Woodward per ELBF FB); Caspian Gull (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park: Pied Flycatcher chat pen [area 39] 0815 (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Cuckoo still, f Blackbird feeding fledged Chaffinch (Phil Pentek)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 8 Common Tern, 4 Reed Warbler (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Rotherhithe: juv Yellow-legged Gull off greenland pier mid a'noon (Richard Bonser)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 4 Black-tailed Godwit briefly, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank all fr draper hide (RSPB tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Black Tern juv till early evng at least, 1 Turnstone, 1 Ringed Plover s basin causeway bank mid am, 11 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-necked Grebe 2 on n basin (Bob Warden, Seamus O'Malley, Franko J Maroevic); also Little Ringed Plover, 15 Common Sandpiper am (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 25 Swallow, 8 House Martin, singing Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, c45 Black-headed Gull, Red Kite, 7 Mandarin, {Common Darter, Brown Hawker} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "fishing lake": Common Sandpiper (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Wheatear, 4 Pied Wagtail, c20 Linnet, c50 Starling on rear paddocks, 1 Kestrel m bomb crater field (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Willow Warblers, 80 Swifts, 5 Common Sandpipers, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Common Tern, 205 Cormorant east warwick, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: incl Osprey W 0730, Nuthatch h, 19 Mistle Thrush (Peter White tweets); Kingfisher, 7 Willow Warbler (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher motorcycle wd 0745, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Wheatear (Tony Brown tweet/Wanstead Birders); Spotted Flycatcher motorcycle wood, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Wheatear, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands "west res": 2 Common Sandpiper pm (Garry James tweet)

Saturday 10th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Swift, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, 2 juv Sparrowhawk, {3 Jersey Tiger} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: juv Garganey still fr main hide, Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 9 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 Willow Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 4 Common Tern [1 ringed], 5 Green Woodpecker, Reed Bunting (Ian R Watson)
  • Dagenham Chase: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 12 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Common Tern (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: incl Kestrel, Peregrine N 0840, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet (Ian Ward per DH Wildlife blog)
  • Erith Pier: juv Caspian Gull [same bird as 4th and 8th August], c10 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Jamie Partridge, Richard Smith)
  • Greenford "UB6": Hobby over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: juv Wood Sandpiper 1505 fr viewing area (Dave McGough [finder], Shaun Harvey & Paul Hawkins tweets); also Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 5 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 3 Swift, 12 Swallow (Dave McGough per ELBF FB); incl 2 Common Gull (James Heal via BirdTrack)
  • Kempton NR: incl Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 23 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 House Sparrow (Eric Barnes via eBird)
  • KGV Res: Green Sandpiper (Neville Smith via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: 13 Shoveler, 31 Teal, juv Little Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, 23 Swift (WWT website)
  • Lynsters Lake: incl 3 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, c20 Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Mudchute Farm: Spotted FlycatcherPied Flycatcher along path betw paddocks & allotments c50yds west of chicken coops 10.45am (Sean Huggins)
  • North Mymms Park: incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, Green Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swallow, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Raven, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 8 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Queen Mary Res: incl 49 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 5 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Gull, 5 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 House Martin midday (Eric Barnes via eBird); also incl 130 Tufted Duck, 3 Common Sandpiper, 19 Swallow (Steve Chastell via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: Great Egret fr butts hide 1025 (BirdGuides); also incl 15 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 40 Teal, 2 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 20 Avocet, 10 Lapwing, Curlew, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 10 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting am (Andrew Steele via eBird); also 2 Oystercatcher, 58 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, ad Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Common Tern, Arctic Tern, 4 Swift, juv Hobby, 2 Stonechat, 60 Goldfinch (Jonathan Wasse et al per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great White Egret still, juv Cuckoo early-am (James Owen); Great Egret upper pen pond still [south end] 1800 (BirdGuides) [day 18 - last day present]
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl 2 Kingfisher, Sand Martin (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, c3 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Swift, c20 House Martin, Hobby am (Steve Gale via Herts BC); "main gp" also Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Tern, 3+ Sand Martin, 100+ House Martin, Willow Warbler, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 4+ Greenfinch am (Chris Ruis tweet)
  • Wimbledon Common: 20 Mediterranean Gull on small lake at edge of Common 1405 (N Croft via eBird) I don't know anything about this - NC. The report [attributed ambiguously to 'N Croft'] was first noticed on Surrey BC website, Nick. Presumably they posted it based on this dubious original on eBird: [1]. Definitely a different N Croft. [SF]
  • Woodberry Wetlands: incl 4 Shoveler, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Swift, 6 House Martin, 4 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)

Friday 9th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Peregrine, 10 Swift, no sign of Pied Flycatcher (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 7+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1+ Lapwing, Whimbrel h over (Bill Haines, et. al.); Little Egret (Jack Haynes) [Spotted Sandpiper re-identified as spotted Common Sandpiper]
  • Canons Farm: Sparrowhawk, 20 Swift (Paul Goodman per CFBW blog)
  • Dagenham Chase: Sparrowhawk, 15 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Erith Pier: 3juv Caspian Gulls evng [new bird & one seen on 4th August & one seen in Woolwich on 4th August], c10 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones)
  • Hampstead Heath: Sand Martin SW (Pete Mantle)
  • Hatfield Park: incl 4 Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, Raven, House Martin, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (via BirdTrack)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Willow Warbler (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 4 Swift sw (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Shoveler, 2 Garganey still, 19 Teal, Peregrine (WWT website)
  • Motspur Park: 3 Swifts SW (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner “HA5”: Sparrowhawk juv on shed in gdn for several minutes (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 Sandwich Tern 0910-0925 then NE (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 12 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, Wigeon, Cattle Egret still, 11 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, Curlew, Whimbrel, 58 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 8 Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern, Barn Owl, 3 Kestrel, juv Peregrine, 10 Sand Martin S, 6 Bearded Tit, Yellow Wagtail, [Canary] (Patrick Hart, Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Pied Flycatcher foy in cricket pen [area 31] at 1025 (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Common Buzzard, Great Egret still, m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Friday Group); Green Sandpiper (Mike Lewis); juv Cuckoo [photographed - in woodland area at TQ203207 via Surrey BN] (Nigel Jackman, John Saunders)
  • Staines Moor: no sign of Wood Sandpiper, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Buzzard incl juv, 5 Mistle Thrush (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Little Egret, Osprey [Ldn fos] SSW over fishing lake 1550, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 7+ Common Tern, Hobby (TyttGP tweets); 7+ Common Tern fishing lake (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); 2 Lapwing, 12 Swift thru, Hobby (Steven Brown tweet)
  • Upper Collage Farm "DA5": 10 Swift S, 7+ Common Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, 7+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap h, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 30 House Martin, 4 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing); 3 Green Sandpiper by spit 1730 at least (Garry James tweet)
  • Woodford Green: Before the downpour 17 Swifts then a further 7 South at 17.50 and 17.56pm respectively. (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c3250 Ring-necked Parakeet at roost, 2 Peregrine hunting around parakeet roost (Charlie Farrell)

Thursday 8th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: still 1+ Pied Flycatcher silver birches sw of golf course but flew to sycamore outside fence north of hut and back, first Whinchat of autumn briefly southern perimeter playing fields, also first autumnal Wheatear flew from playing fields, 15+ Swift, c8 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Broadwater Lake: incl 2 Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Egret (James McKay via eBird)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, juv Hobby, Tawny Owl, 180 Jackdaw, 300 Rook, 16 Swallow, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Pied Wagtail, 23 Greenfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmans Park: 2+ Coal Tit (Jack Haynes)
  • Canons Farm: incl 60 Swift, 30 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 4 Common Whitethroat, Linnet (Paul Goodman per CFBW blog)
  • Crayford Marshes: 27 Common Sandpiper all roosting on R Darenth barrier 20:20 (Jack Headley)
  • Crossness NR: Wheatear (Eric Barlow tweet)
  • Erith Pier: juv Caspian Gull [bird seen on 4th August] midday, Kingfisher (Richard Bonser)
  • Hampstead Heath: Linnet SW, 20 Swifts feeding over Parliament Hill (Pete Mantle)
  • Harefield "GPs TQ053885": 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Red Kite, Kestrel, 3 Common Tern (Nigel Barratt) NiBa - cd you pls confirm whether the added grid reference is the correct one? LNHS hasn't yet included these gravel-pits in its gazetteer. (The correct reference is TQ053885. The pits are strung along the Colne Valley Trail south to Denham Lock Wood, which can be accessed at the junction of Moorhall Rd and Dellside. As a member of the fishing clubs that run the pits I record the species of interest while waiting for the odd big carp to come along) Many thx - now changed
  • Helicon Lake: incl 5 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern, 2 Swallow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Heron Lake "Heron Lake Rd spur towards Swim Heron swimming club": incl 3 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 25 Cormorant, 2 Common Tern over, Willow Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler incl 2 fledglings (Andrew Durso via eBird)
  • Hogsmill STW: Common Sandpiper (Steve Waters per Surrey BC)
  • Lake Farm CP: 7 Willow Warblers am (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey still reservoir lagoon, 4 Black-tailed Godwit briefly on main lake then high S, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit W (WWT website)
  • Pinner “HA5”: 3 Swift, Sparrowhawk (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: postbreeding flock of c40 House Martin [more than double the numbers of recent years] began feeding over Hill at 0600 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 8 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 4 Kestrel, juv Ringed Plover, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Bearded Tit, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 11 Sedge Warbler, 22 Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 31 Common Whitethroat, 800 Starling, [m Canary] (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Common Buzzard (Mark Laffling per ELBF FB); Skylark (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park: 9 Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler foy in cricket pen [area 31] nr fdrs 1055, Lesser Whitethroat fos (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still (Phil Pentek via BirdTrack)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Green Sandpiper fr draper hide, Kingfisher draper nest-bank (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler am (Mathew Bournat tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black-necked Grebe, 3 Wheatear, 1 Hobby late pm (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stockers Lake: incl 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 House Martin am (James McKay via eBird)
  • Sudbury Hill: 1 Swift (Charlie Farrell)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Swift, 3 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch, f Mandarin & 2yg (John Colmans)
  • Troy Mill Lake: incl 22 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck broods, f Goldeneye, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Common Tern, 10 Swift (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2 Common Tern, Hobby (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); 3 Green Sandpiper, Swift (Simon West via Herts BC)
  • Vicarage Farm: Whinchat still (via BirdTrack)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": Wheatear, 6 Linnet (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Wheatear, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Garden Warblers, 4 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: Hobby, Kingfisher, 23 Mistle Thrush (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: first returning Wheatear f type, 3 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 29 Common Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Hobby, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 4-6 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Swift, 10+ House Martin, Sand Martin, 2 Little Owl, 4 Stock Dove (Wanstead Birders)
  • Willows Farm: 3 Wheatear in field by c/p (TyttGP tweet); 4 Little Owl 2ad 2juv nr tytt hse in dead tree - view fr c/p (Lee Evans/TyttGP tweets)
  • Woodford Green: Between 6.15am and 9.33am Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 4 different Willow Warblers and 1 Chiff Chaff, then 2 fem.Sparrowhawks interacting, also c5 Swift, more off than on, over between mid-day and 1pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: 3 Swifts SW (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 7th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher still in silver birch sw corner golf course but do feed elsewhere on circuit at times, also 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, House Martin, 15+ Black-headed Gull, 90+ House Sparrow [largest number this century] (APOG Birders) PiedFly photo here
  • Brent Reservoir: Tree Pipit [Ldn fos], Reed Bunting on Dump, "North Marsh" 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, "East Marsh" juv Garganey still, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern incl 1juv, Egyptian Goose, 2 Lapwing, {Jersey Tiger moth behind main hide} (Brent Birders)
  • Chafford Gorges NR "TQ597791": incl Tufted Duck, 7 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 18 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (Michael Holt via eBird)
  • Chingford "Chingford Ln": Common Buzzard circling low over The Lopps and Woodford GC 10am (Mick Charles)
  • East End Green "landfill": 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, 2 Kestrel, 7 Skylark, Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Bullfinch (Barry Reed via eBird)
  • Erith Pier: 6 Yellow-legged Gulls off Pier evng (Richard Bonser, Jamie Partridge)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Stock Dove, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 10+ Reed Warbler, Linnet. 10+ Common Tern incl 3 juvs on Thames foreshore (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hackney Marshes: c25 Goldfinch feeding on meadow outside filter beds (Alastair Dent); Greylag Goose on gravel island, Great Crested Grebe south of it (JW Davies)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: {Jersey Tiger Moth} (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still main lake, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret, 23 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 17 Swift, brood of 2 fledged Pochard (WWT website)
  • Maple Cross: juv f Goshawk [Ldn fos] over house TQ025923 at 1500 (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Mardyke Stifford-Aveley: incl 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 16 Swallow, 2 Bearded Tit, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • North Finchley: Swift S am (John Colmans)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl juv Cattle Egret still, 5 Little Egret, juv Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Barn Owl (per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Wood Warbler [Ldn fos] Pen Ponds plantation early am, Willow Warbler, family parties of Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, and Great Crested Grebe, Green Sandpiper, Great Egret still, Common Buzzard, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, {young Common Lizard [ads & yg], Wasp Spider, Jersey Tiger moth, Small Red-eyed Damselfly m&f mating, Tortoise Shield Bug nymph} (Phil Pentek, Paula Redmond)
  • Staines Moor: incl 40 Lapwing, Wood Sandpiper R Colne still by fallen willow, 2 Hobby, 4 Reed Warbler incl 2 fledglings aft (Tony Sweetland tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Turnstone, 4 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper pm (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern, 2+ Tree Sparrow (Alan Gardiner tweet); "main gp" also 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upminster "Fairplay Farm": incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 145 Swift S, 2 Kestrel, 23 Swallow, 5 Common Whitethroat, 6 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Upper Collage Farm "DA5": Reed Warbler, 7+ Common Whitethroat, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Vicarage Farm: Whinchat (via BirdTrack) I don't know who is adding these records from BirdTrack, but I would prefer records from this site not to be added to this website, as the site is private. - R Callf RC - No problem but NB the records were posted here in good faith, as on BirdTrack this private site is presently indistinguishable from public ones. Then one should not assume that the sites have public access - R Callf RC - Nonsense. In fact, the onus is on the BirdTrack contributor to flag as Sensitive those records they don't want publicised. Problem solved - at least for any Vicarage Farm records you've added. Anon - I am a regular contributor to this website - if I wanted my records to be publicised here I would post them myself. There is no onus on me to do anything I volunteer the information. In any case you flag sensitive records to conceal rare breeding species not to 'cover' private sites - R Callf RC - Had you done me the courtesy of reading and understanding the webpage I linked earlier [above] you would have realised that Sensitive does cover private sites like yours. Please be reasonable. These sightings appeared on BirdTrack publicly and anonymously (!) so NB if you don't do anything your BirdTrack posts could appear here again, through blind inadvertence. [And since you wasted my time by not 'following' the link I gave you, my part in this discussion ends here.]
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Wheatear on rear paddocks (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 4 Willow Warblers, 60 Swifts early am, 13 Common Sandpipers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Wood Warbler [Ldn fos – interestingly in the same trees as the singing male in the spring] long wd 1045, Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 10+ Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 12 House Martin, 3 Swift, f Mandarin, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Warren Gorge: Tufted Duck, 7 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 18 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (Michael Holt per ELBF FB)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Shoveler, Nuthatch, 40 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler); 3 Common Sandpiper incl 2 on west res pm (Garry James tweet)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear on horse fields (Bill Reid per Bob Smith)

Tuesday 6th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher still as prev'y 1150, Willow Warbler, Red Kite (APOG Birders)
  • Barnes "waterside": juv Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift, {2 Jersey Tiger} (Neil Anderson)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Green Sandpiper, Peregrine (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: juv Garganey, Lapwing, 10 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 5 Kestrel, Wheatear f, Little Egret, Bearded Reedling h, Little Egret, 10 Swift, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Reed Bunting, 7 Reed Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Little Grebe & 3 yng, "Thames and foreshore" 6 Common Sandpiper, 29 Common Tern on mud, Turnstone, 6 Shelduck & 12 yng, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Great Crested Grebe, 25 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, c50 Teal, 9 Cormorant, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c600 Black-headed Gull, {Common Seal, Grey Seal} (Bernie Weight & Donna Zimmer); {Lesser Emperor at pond at S end of old golf course} (Ian Stewart)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 12 Tufted Duck, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 16 Lapwing, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 4 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, Bullfinch (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Deptford "near the Albany": 12 House Martin, 1 Swift all N towards Thames (Mike Paice)
  • Erith: juv Caspian Gull [same as one of birds on 4th August] Erith Pier, also c12 Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper (per Surrey BC)
  • Honeydale Farm "TQ487704": 2 Hobby, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 92 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 12 Swallow (Dave McGough, Tom Bell per ELBF FB)
  • Inns Lake: incl 18 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Red Kite, 2 Common Tern, Kingfisher (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Kensington Gardens: 1 Swift, 20 House Martin, 3 Mandarin, 4 Red-crested Pochard (Charlie Farrell)
  • Lakeside Retail Park "Alexander Lake": incl 4 Little Egret (Michael Holt via eBird)
  • London Wetland Centre: 10 Shoveler, 3 Garganey still main lake & wader scrape, 27 Teal, 2 Common Snipe, 18 Swift, Peregrine (WWT website); Garganey elusive again, 2 Common Sandpiper main lake & wader scrape, 2 Swallow S, {4+ Jersey Tigers, 4+ Red Admiral butterflies} (Martin Honey & Bruce Page)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Little Egret foy over (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Otford: Turtle Dove [Ldn fos] low S 1400 (Mathew Bournat via Kent OS/Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: Cattle Egret still (per ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, 2+ House Martin, 2+ Sand Martin, Little Egret, 15+ Lapwing, 4-5 Pied Wagtail, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley)
  • Springwell Lake: incl 3 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Staines Moor: incl Gadwall, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Wood Sandpiper still, 2 Common Tern, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 8 House Martin, Meadow Pipit, 12 Linnet am (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe n basin still, Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper am (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: incl 2 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck, 10 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, Reed Warbler (Barry Reed via eBird)
  • Tooting Commons: returning Common Gull (Alan Wilkinson tweet)
  • Tufnell Park "N19": 2 calling Collared Dove shy of the tube stations - first heard/seen for over a year (Francis Tusa)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: c3 Little Egret, c6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, Grey Wagtail am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wandsworth Common "30 spp": incl Egyptian Goose brood of 6, juv Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, 2 Collared Dove am (Peter White tweet)
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  • Woodberry Wetlands: Pied Flycatcher in large oak closest to large willow near cafe end of Woodland Trail 0845, also Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Nuthatch, 30 House Martin, 5 Swift, Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing); f PieFl still as earlier 1205 (BirdGuides); 2 Common Sandpiper west res, PieFl still 1755 (Garry James tweet)

Monday 5th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Pied Flycatcher still in silver birches SW corner of Golf Course, also 3 Willow Warbler, 6+ Swift, {Jersey Tiger, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Enfield "Gentleman's Row": 8 Jackdaw incl two juvs (Robert Callf)
  • Garden Wood: Willow Warbler (TyttGP tweet)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite over gdn, {2 Gypsy Moth} (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich: 10 Swift, Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still on main lake, Hobby, 2 Common Snipe, 31 Teal, 10 Shoveler, Willow Warbler, Kestrel, Peregrine, Little Grebe (WWT website)
  • Lower Morden: 10 Swift SW (Bob Smith)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": Marsh Harrier ad m, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, 7 Swift, 2juv Kestrel, 17 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail am (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve: juv Cattle Egret still, 5 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Meadow Pipit (Alan Wilkinson); 1 Hobby (Joe Beale); also incl 3 Redshank, Common Tern, Skylark, 6 Greenfinch, 3 Reed Bunting (Michael Holt via eBird); also incl 10 Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Debbie Wheeler via eBird); 6 Bearded Tit (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Phil Pentek via BirdTrack)
  • Rotherhithe: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls nr-ad juv by Doubletree Hotel at low tide (Richard Bonser)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Honey-buzzard [Ldn fos], 3 Common Buzzard, 5 Swift (Mike Dent per ELBF FB)
  • Staines Moor: Wood Sandpiper until 0945 when flushed by dog (Roger Morton tweet); WooSa still 100m downriver from lone fallen willow 1330 (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • The Brook "BR5": Kingfisher, 20+ Long-tailed Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 4 Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, c5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, 3 Little Owl by tytt hse TL191043, juv Cuckoo willows fm still TL185044, 2 Spotted Flycatcher tytt fm in willow by horse paddock (TyttGP tweets)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Hobby, 14 Common Sandpipers, site count of 2246 Tufted Ducks, 2 Willow Warblers (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wimbledon Common: Black-tailed Godwit rushmere pond early-am (Antoinette Urwick tweet w/ pics)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, Nuthatch, 40 House Martin, 3 Swift, Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing)
  • Woolwich: juv Yellow-legged Gull King Henry's Wharf (Richard Bonser)

Sunday 4th August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher [Ldn fos] in silver birches in southwest corner of golf course late-am (Bob Watts); also 2 Sedge Warbler southern perimeter playing fields, 2juv Willow Warbler, 3 House Martin, Swallow, 6 Swift, 2 Treecreeper h, {Silver-washed Fritillary second day Blandford Hall, Jersey Tiger, Painted Lady} (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Green Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: juv Garganey from main hide 08:00, Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 12 Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover (Andrew Self, Simon Worsfold); Common Buzzard 10.20 (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broxbourne Woods "incl Danemead Wood": incl Common Buzzard, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Garden Warbler (Phil Bishop via eBird)
  • Bushy Park: Budgerigar [pale blue escapee ne of chestnut avenue], 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Green Woodpecker, 3 House Martin, 2 Skylark, 100+ Starling, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Swallow, 4 Swift (Ian R Watson)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Common Buzzard, 9 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, Common Whitethroat (per ELBF FB)
  • Dungeon Hill: incl Great Black-backed Gull E 1605, Kestrel, 5 Swallow, 4 Bullfinch (Ian Ward per DH Wildlife blog)
  • Epsom Downs: 1000 Woodpigeon, Wheatear (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Erith: 3juv Caspian Gulls [all different to y'day] at Erith Pier, also 30+ Yellow-legged Gulls [mainly juvs] (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd, Jonathan Wasse, Richard Smith, Barry Wright & Ralph Todd)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 15+ Swallow hawking over Loring Hall field mid-aft (Jack Headley)
  • Gallions Reach "0830-1200": 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 35 Swift, 7 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Garden Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich: 10 Swift, Swallow (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Swallows S over bowling green - early here (Pete Mantle)
  • Hogsmill STW: Common Sandpiper (John Dale per Surrey BC)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Turnstone am (BirdGuides) Does anyone know if the padlock problem has been resolved? Last time I tried Stone_Curlew, the birders' padlock had been removed from the gate. Paul Francis
  • Lloyd Park: 4 Kestrel (per Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still, 3 Common Snipe, 22 Teal, Peregrine, Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "path 1 members only": incl Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Coal Tit (Andy Todd via BirdTrack)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": Little Egret, ad m Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 41 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 10 Swift, Swallow, Meadow Pipit pm (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl juv Cattle Egret still, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, Curlew, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 6 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Stock Dove, Barn Owl, 30 Swift, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, 18 Sand Martin, 17 Bearded Tit, 5 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Howard Vaughan, Patrick Hart via ELBF FB); Shelduck brood of 11 (James Heal per ELBF FB)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 8 Common Gull, 8 Swift, Kingfisher, 6 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Rowley Farm: 6 Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Treecreeper, 5 House Martin, 7 Swallow, Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank all fr draper hide 0915 (Chris Gibson tweet)
  • Sanderstead "Lime Meadow Ave": Marsh Tit private gdn (Jenny Morgan via Croydon Birders)
  • Sevenoaks WR "incl WeBS count": 206 Canada Goose, 435 Greylag, 6 Mute Swan, 8 Egyptian Goose, 8 Grey Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 5juv Sparrowhawk 2&3, 14 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 13 Moorhen, 101 Coot, 19 Great Crested Grebe w/ three broods of 2&1&1, m Mandarin, Gadwall, 65 Mallard, 7 Teal, 77 Tufted Duck w/ three broods of 4 & one of 7, 68 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Nuthatch (Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Moor: Wood Sandpiper again but spooked by dogs & flew towards Staines Reservoir 0950 (Dave Carlsson tweet); Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 3 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Wood Sandpiper showing well R Colne south of fallen willow as y'day, Kingfisher evg (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Little Ringed Plover, 11+ Common Sandpiper am (Dave Carlsson tweet); also 2 Black-necked Grebe, Wood Sandpiper s tower 1045-1105 then flew back towards Staines Moor (Jim Sweetland tweets)
  • Stockers Farm: incl 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, Common Whitethroat, c50 House Sparrow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Stockers Lake: incl 2 Shoveler, 31 Gadwall, 9 Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 4 Common Tern, 2 Swallow, Treecreeper (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Stoneleigh "KT17": 8 Swift drifted se over The Glade late aft (Neil Batten)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, Peregrine, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, c10 Stock Dove, 6 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 5 Reed Bunting, 16+ Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • The Commons LNR: Raven over, Marsh Tit (Keith Smith via Herts BC); 2 Barn Owl (Keith Smith/ Pete Oakenfull via Herts BC)
  • Thorndon CP "s section 0800-0930": incl Kestrel, 1+ Coal Tit, 3+ Nuthatch (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Thorpe Park: Common Sandpiper (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "main gp": 5 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": 1-2 Hobby, Common Buzzard, Bullfinch h, 4+ Common Whitethroat, 2+ calling Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Walton Downs: f Wheatear (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Nuthatch, 2 Shoveler, 4 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler (Chris Farthing)
  • Woolwich: juv Caspian Gull, 3juv Yellow-legged Gulls on Thames off King Henry's Wharf (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones and Dante Shepherd)

Saturday 3rd August 2019

  • Beckton STW "private access": 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 14 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Swift, 20 Sand Martin, 2juv Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Tern, 6 Grey Wagtail (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, 12 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmans Park: 1+ Nuthatch, Song Thrush (Jack Haynes)
  • Bushy Park: Cuckoo in flight nr Upper Lodge c/p 13.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Croydon: poss m Red-footed Falcon S over Effingham Rd 1830 (Roy Weller per Surrey BC/BirdGuides)
  • Dagenham Chase: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 8 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3+ Common Tern, juv Cuckoo, 2 Jackdaw ad juv, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, f Bullfinch (Vince Halley-Frame tweet); also incl 11 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Erith Pier: 2juv Caspian Gulls, 25+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd, Richard Smith) comma added for CSV-data purposes
  • Fulham Reach: returning ad Yellow-legged Gull (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Greenway, adj Olympic Park: Hobby, 7 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Blackcap f juv, 9 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, 50+ Goldfinch (Harry Harrison)
  • Hogsmiil NR: pr Little Grebe breeding, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull w/ orange ring on r leg, 85 Black-headed Gull, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, {Jersey Tiger} (Nick Tanner)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Wood Sandpiper (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Kempton Park NR: 2 Green Sandpiper, 28 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher (Franko J Maroevic)
  • KGV Res "permit only": juv Dunlin evg, Common Sandpiper (Neville Smith tweets)
  • Kingston: Kingfisher by Hawker Centre (Mike Foster)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 3 Garganey scrape, Common Snipe scrape, Common Sandpiper main lake, Green Sandpiper scrape, Mediterranean Gull over, 12 Swift, Kestrel, 2 Garden Warbler, Meadow Pipit (WWT website); Wood Sandpiper on 'mere' 1010 (BirdGuides)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 2 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, f Pintail, 8 Teal, Grey Heron, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern over, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 3 fledgling Blackcap (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl 2 Shoveler, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 2 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (Steve Chastell via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Cattle Egret still fr shooting butts hide am (Jonathan Wasse tweet); also incl 7 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, Sand Martin am (Marcus Hunt via eBird); incl 2 Common Sandpiper (Jamie Davies via BirdTrack); 4 Caspian Gulls ad juv two 2s, juv Mediterranean Gull, 80+ Yellow-legged Gulls, Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plovers towards Coldharbour Pt (Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd); also incl 8 Gadwall, 9 Little Egret, 3 Sparrowhawk, 6 Marsh Harrier 3ad 3juv, 2 Common Buzzard, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 4 Common Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 32 Common Tern, 5 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 50 Swift S, 8 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 2000 Starling (Jonathan Wasse et al per ELBF FB); Garganey still, Whimbrel (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great White Egret [day 11], 4 Common Tern (James Owen); Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank all fr draper hide am (Pete Duxon tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 3juv Sparrowhawk, 24 Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Swift, Kingfisher (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: juv Cuckoo (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Southgate "Ivy Rd RG": 3 Pied Wagtail 2ad juv (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: Wood Sandpiper [having reloc'd from Staines Reservoir] R Colne just s of fallen willow 1130 (Shaun Ferguson tweet); no sign Wood Sandpiper 14.00 (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 1-2 Sparrowhawk, c10 Stock Dove, 6 Skylark, 7 Swallow, 5 Reed Bunting, 16+ Linnet, [4 Painted Lady, 2 Purple Hairstreak] (Neil Anderson)
  • Trent Park: 6+ Mandarin Duck, 42+ Black-headed Gull, {m Ruddy Darter - all-black legs noted} (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "main gp": 2 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, c12 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": Grasshopper Warbler showed v well on s side c18.30, 2 Hobby (Ian Stewart)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: pr Sparrowhawk have successfully bred (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: Willow Warbler, 3 Mandarin Duck [1+ w/ metal ring], Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Egyptian Goose & 6yg [down from 7 two days ago], two broods Tufted Duck 3&1yg (Nick Rutter) Nick, ringed Mandarin likely one of mine but I haven't done any at Wandsworth Common recently, so from another site. If you can get it to feed out of the water and even a partial ring read I can try to track it down. Phil Belman. Phil - I have a photo showing one ring, but the only characters I can make out are H3 - Nick. That matches but I can't narrow it down beyond 32 individuals between 2014-19 in West London area. Do let me know if you get anything more. Phil
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper w reservoir [e bank] pm (Garry James tweet)

Friday 2nd August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: f Mandarin Boating Lake foy, c25 Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk incl juv, 80+ Black-headed Gull, {2 Purple Hairstreak} (APOG Birders)
  • Ardleigh Green: Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 100 Swift (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 1 Mediterranean Gull juv, 1 Little Egret (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, 8 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, influx of warblers (Andrew Self); Common Tern fledgling, 2 Sedge Warbler ad juv, {1 Willow Emerald Damselfly a site first} (Magnus Andersson)
  • Chingford Plain: Painted Lady 3pm, and 2nd Summer male Marsh Harrier High and West 16.49pm (Ken Murray)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2juv Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenwich: 14 Swift mobbing Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • Hackney Marshes: Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose (JW Davies)
  • Herts sector: selected 2019 breeding data (all my own observations, most already submitted to local recorders; provided here for interest only, and sites not named for obvious reasons): Mandarin 3 broods w/i 2km along river valley, Red Kite 2 occupied nests (including brood of 3), Herring Gull min 13 AONS and AOTs from ground surveys across 4 broad sites (many further sites not covered), Lesser Black-backed Gull min 42 AONs and AOTs from ground surveys across 5 broad sites (many further sites not covered), Raven occupied nest in flat-topped Pinus nigra plus pr in area of 2018 breeding site 4 miles away, Marsh Tit survey (extending well beyond 20-mile radius) using recommended protocols found evidence of recent decline affecting London Area where losses from several sites (approx. 6 regular AOTs) since Bird Atlas 2007-11), Firecrest bred successfully (brood of 5 fledglings being fed on 29 May) plus other AOTs in mixed or broadleaved woodland with extensive mature holly and/or hanging ivy both within and outwith London Area (also singing male in similar habitat at site in Essex sector on 12 Jun), also of interest Hawfinch singing at scrub site in SE Herts in late January and Crossbill active nest outwith London Area in April (Colin Everett)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Shoveler, 8 Teal, juv Little Grebe, Black-tailed Godwit still, 3 Common Snipe, 4 Swift, 2 Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff (WWT website); {Lesser Emperor patrolling in front of Main Observatory} (Neil Anderson); also 1 Common Sandpiper (Nick 'S' [surname pls?], Mike Wheeler)
  • Mayflower Park: 3 Peregrine (Danny Ramsay per Bob Smith)
  • North Finchley: 4 Swift around house c9.15am (John Colmans)
  • Oakleigh Park "North N20": pr Red Kites circling low down at 10.30pm, 1min later poss Common Buzzard v high. Would not have seen it but for the Kites (David Roberts)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Black-tailed Godwit briefly 0855 then E (Derek Barker via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Garganey still, juv Cattle Egret still, 12 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, Curlew, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Common Tern, Stock Dove, Barn Owl, 29 Swift, 4 Kestrel, 3 Bearded Tit, 55 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 35 House Martin, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: Chiffchaff [rare visitor for my garden] (Paula Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: juv Cuckoo (Mike Foster); Great Egret [day 10], 5 Great Crested Grebe 2ad & 3yg, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Green Sandpiper (Neil Anderson/Friday BG); 3 Green Sandpipers on Upper Pen Pond 8.00pm (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 4 Great Crested Grebe 2pr w/ broods of 2&1, 3 Common Sandpiper west lake, Kingfisher, 2 House Martin, Nuthatch (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe 2 on each basin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper still along s bank causeway am (Jim Sweetland tweet); Dunlin, but no sign Wood Sandpiper 1500 (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “8.30-12.15, LT rising”: 11 Reed Warbler inc 3 drinking from puddle w/ Whitethroats & Goldfinches, 2 Kestrel, 14 Common Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, c45 Goldfinch, c150 Starling flock, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 2 Common Snipe, 7 Common Sandpiper river [r], 13 Cormorant r, c40 House Martin, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Grey Heron r, 2 Great Black-backed Gull r, 2 Common Gull r adults, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher r, 1 Raven, 2 Song Thrush, 20 Jackdaw, 1 Little Egret r, 2 Greenfinch, {Evening Primrose, Yellow Toadflax both in bloom} (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 33+ Chiffchaff, 10 Swift, 13 Swallow, 25 House Martin, Peregrine substation, Sparrowhawk, 6 Blackcap, 34 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch old_gropper, 4 Goldcrest, f Mandarin & 3 yg Darlands, Grey Heron, 3 Rook, 2 Red Kite, 3 Willow Warbler migrant hedge, 5 Little Owl, Great Black-backed Gull N over cow field, Black-headed Gull, {Small Copper, 2 Shrew sp [alive], 10+ Willow Emerald at Darlands} (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 13+ Mandarin Duck, 71 Black-headed Gull, 4 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf); also 3 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 'leucistic' Grey Heron, Swallow, {Jersey Tiger, Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, 1+ Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, Kingfisher, juv Cuckoo, 2+ Little Owl am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 22 Common Sandpipers (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby, 2-3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, yg Common Buzzard, 2 Swallow [first autumnal birds], 6 House Martin, 2 Stock Dove, Common Gull, 30+ Swift, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon Park: incl Grey Heron, Cormorant, 4 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, 5 Goldcrest, Treecreeper (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Woodford Green: Lesser stag beetle in trap am, just a single Swift today (15 yesterday), Common Buzzard 12.00pm, female Sparrowhawk 12.20pm, Common Nightingale in garden hedge before flying into neighbours garden at 12.40pm. (Ken Murray)

Thursday 1st August 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Willow Warbler, 4 Swift (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Willow Warbler, chasing juv Goldfinch in Tate community garden, {Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral} (Reuben Braddock)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Wood Sandpiper (BFBG per Surrey BC); 400 Jackdaw, 500 Starling (Glenn Jones via eBird)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 11 Pochard, 27 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Bonnet's Wood: incl Common Buzzard, 15 Swift, 4 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Park: Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 11+ Coot, Collared Dove, 2 Stock Dove (Samuel & Toby Levy)
  • Cely Woods; incl Common Buzzard, 7 Willow Warbler 5ad 2juv, 14 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler ad 2juv, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Bullfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Coopers Green GPs "Stanborough GP": 5 Sand Martin 2 fledglings 4 active nest-holes, 25+ Linnet, 2m Yellowhammer singing (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Crayford Marshes: 5 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 14 Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Swift, 2 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, Common Whitethroat, 3 Jay, Greenfinch (Mike Amos)
  • Crofton Park "SE4": 1 Swift feeding over gdn (Phil Laurie)
  • Croxley Common Moor: incl Grey Heron, Little Egret, Red Kite, m Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, [juv Wood Duck - prob escape from Cassiobury Pk coll'n] (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Dagenham Chase: Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper still, Greenshank still (Sam Porter tweet)
  • Dollis Brook "Hendon Lane/A1 Jct": Grey Wagtail, Swift, Grey Heron (Samuel & Toby Levy)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 50+ Swift feeding then S midday, 40+ local House Martin (Anders Gray via Herts BC)
  • Enfield "West": calling Raven over quite low (Brian Dawton)
  • Farthing Downs: Wheatear beside road (Malcolm Jennings per Croydon Birders)
  • Finchley Central "Pointalls Allotments": Linnet, House Martin, 6 Swift (Samuel Levy, Toby Levy, Joan Arnold & Tom Heinersdorff)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 10 Swift s 19:15, Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Green Sandpiper, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 12+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Egyptian Goose, Tufted Duck, Jay, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, {6 Brown Hawker, 2 Black-tailed Skimmer, Many-banded Demoiselle} (Bernie Weight)
  • Gallions Reach "0830-1100": 11 Common Sandpiper, 6 Arctic Tern upriver, 3 Swift, Hobby, 3 Sand Martin, 75 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Siskin (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich: Swift, 2 Sparrowhawk, Little Egret, 12 Goldcrest (Ray Crouch)
  • Hogsmill NR: ad Yellow-legged Gull, 117 Black-headed Gull 3juv, Common Sandpiper, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, {Hummingbird Hawkmoth} (Nick Tanner)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ad Redshank spynes mere (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • London Ecology Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 2 House Sparrow (Richard Green tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit scrape, 2 Common Snipe, Swallow, Chiffchaff (WWT website); {m Lesser Emperor still patrolling main lake in front of dulverton hide} (Jake Klavins)
  • Mayflower Park: juv Peregrine on pylon, Garden Warbler foy (Bob Smith)
  • Millwall Docks "Outer Dock": 20 Herring Gull inc juvs, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull inc juvs, 3 Black-headed Gull, 5 Egyptian Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 25 Canada Goose, 1 Cormorant, pr Coots & 4juv, 24 House Martin 12pr nesting (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • North Finchley: c8 Swift S over house 20.45 (John Colmans)
  • Pymmes Park: Little Grebe incubating, 2 Mute Swan m w/ orange darvic ring 4BYF & f w/ metal ring no W35799, Canada Goose w/ metal ring no 5281404, Stock Dove singing, 3 Goldcrest 2ad feeding juv, {Jersey Tiger, 2 Common Blue} (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: 9 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, 2 Ruff, Common Snipe, Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit (Andrew Self); juv Cattle Egret (Paul Richardson, Tony O’Brien, Bernard Bradshaw per ELBF FB); also 32 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 40 Swift, 40 Sand Martin, 36 House Martin, 2 Swallow (Andy Tweed, Pete Merchant per ELBF FB); Sanderling (Pete Merchant per ELBF FB); 8 Marsh Harrier 5juv 2f m, 8 Common Tern (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); Common Buzzard (per ELBF FB); also Hobby am (Nick Upton via eBird)
  • Richmond Park "Pen Ponds am": 2 Little Owl, Treecreeper, 6 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, Reed Warbler, Great White Egret still, 2 Little Egret, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Egyptian Geese, 8 Common Tern, 2 Sand Martin (Nick Baker); Grey Wagtail, 2 Swift, 1 Barn Swallow, GrEgret still 8pm, {Wasp Spider, Willow Emerald Damselfly, Roesel's Bush Cricket} (Paula Redmond)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Garganey still fr draper hide (BirdGuides)
  • St James's Park: ad feeding 1 yg Little Grebe (Mike Earp)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe n basin still 0900 (BirdGuides); 2 Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper [Ken Purdey finder] late-evg (Dom Pia tweet)
  • Stoke D'Abernon: Great Egret S over M25 am (Mike Youdale via eBird)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 27 Swift, 8 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, Red Kite, f Mandarin & 2 yg, {dead Common Shrew, c8 Peacock, 2 Red Admiral on buddleia in owl_field} (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 3 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 10 Goldfinch, c60 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mandarin, Nuthatch, {Brown Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 4+ Little Egret, 3+ Common Sandpiper, 4+ Common Tern, juv Cuckoo, Kingfisher, 2+ Grey Wagtail (TyttGP tweet); "Willows Fm" 5 Red Kite, 4 Little Owl ad 3juv (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); 67 fledgling Tree Sparrow 52 at coursers rd [private site] & 15 at tytt fm (Alan Gardiner tweet)
  • Walton-on-Thames "area [presumed]": moulting ad Black Tern hawking flying-ants over private site briefly (Dave Harris tweets)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: incl Redshank e warwick res am, Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat (Eugene Dillon-Hooper tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Garden Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Skylark, 10+ Swift, 4 House Martin, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, 2 Little Owl, (3 Jersey Tigers, 11+ Brown Argus) (Nick Croft) The anonymous report on BirdGuides of a Cattle_Egret W over long wood at 11:15 may be erroneous, apparently
  • Wanstead Park: 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2f eclipse Shoveler [first returning birds of autumn], f Pochard, 13 Gadwall, 10+ Swift, 12 House Martin, {2 Noctule} (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Snipe, Nuthatch, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Shoveler, 4 House Martin, 12 Swift, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, [Red-crowned Parakeet] (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

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