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=='''Thursday 6th February 2020'''==
 
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*Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Redwing, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
 
*Creekmouth: juv '''Iceland Gull '''on sewage works settling pools and around buildings on E side of creek early afternoon (Sean Huggins and David Bradshaw)
 
*Creekmouth: juv '''Iceland Gull '''on sewage works settling pools and around buildings on E side of creek early afternoon (Sean Huggins and David Bradshaw)
 
*Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": House Sparrow in tree next to cafe uncommon here (Reuben Braddock)
 
*Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": House Sparrow in tree next to cafe uncommon here (Reuben Braddock)
 
*Heathrow: 32 Common Snipe, 4 '''Jack Snipe''' (Adam Cheeseman)
 
*Heathrow: 32 Common Snipe, 4 '''Jack Snipe''' (Adam Cheeseman)
 
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 13 Mandarin Duck, 8+ f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
 
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 13 Mandarin Duck, 8+ f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
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*Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Redwing (John Bushell)
 
*King George V Res: imm m Hooded Merganser south basin 12.30 [per female but with dark bill, bright yellow eye] presumed escape, but no rings seen when diving [but difficult to see clearly].Also 32 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 '''Black-necked Grebes''' on Wm Girling Res [viewed from Mansfield Park] (I Lycett)
 
*King George V Res: imm m Hooded Merganser south basin 12.30 [per female but with dark bill, bright yellow eye] presumed escape, but no rings seen when diving [but difficult to see clearly].Also 32 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 '''Black-necked Grebes''' on Wm Girling Res [viewed from Mansfield Park] (I Lycett)
 
*Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard drifted E 13:00 (Neil Batten)
 
*Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard drifted E 13:00 (Neil Batten)

Revision as of 18:42, February 6, 2020

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Thursday 6th February 2020

  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Redwing, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Creekmouth: juv Iceland Gull on sewage works settling pools and around buildings on E side of creek early afternoon (Sean Huggins and David Bradshaw)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": House Sparrow in tree next to cafe uncommon here (Reuben Braddock)
  • Heathrow: 32 Common Snipe, 4 Jack Snipe (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 13 Mandarin Duck, 8+ f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Redwing (John Bushell)
  • King George V Res: imm m Hooded Merganser south basin 12.30 [per female but with dark bill, bright yellow eye] presumed escape, but no rings seen when diving [but difficult to see clearly].Also 32 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Black-necked Grebes on Wm Girling Res [viewed from Mansfield Park] (I Lycett)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard drifted E 13:00 (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Water Rail, 10 Redwing, Meadow Pipit W, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail north of Pk": Cetti's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff [tristis ssp], Blackcap c1000 (Steve Gale tweets) f Firecrest, 6+ Wren (Paul Francis 11-12.30ish)
  • Rainham Marshes: m & f Firecrests Cordite area, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harriers (Sean Huggins and David Bradshaw)
  • South Lodge Farm: ad m Sparrowhawk low over field 1237 (Robert Callf)
  • St. James's Park: Shelduck - fully winged male associating with the collection birds, wary so thought to be a wild bird (Bill Haines)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 2m Blackcap [1 singing], 1 Redwing am (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: 2 Cormorant, 19 Mandarin Duck 12m 7f upper lake, f Common Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck m 2f, f, 3 Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Song Thrush incl three singing m, 2 Firecrest - one foraging in laurel SW edge of Rough Lot 1345, another SW edge of Moat Wd 1446 (Robert Callf)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret, Peregrine on horsefields (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 5th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 1 possibly 2 Firecrest Conservation Wood, Redwing, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brixton Hill, Blenheim Gardens Estate: m Blackcap, 8 Goldfinches (Tony Stones)
  • Coursers Farm: 3 Stonechat 2f m along track by M25 embankment nr jn22 [TL197032], 12 Yellowhammer fdr (Rupert Evershed via Twitter/Herts BC)
  • Cremorne Gardens: 15 Gadwall on the Thames (Des McKenzie)
  • Croxley Common Moor: incl Red Kite, Kestrel (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 21 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 1615 (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher, Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Song Thrush singing, 3 Egyptian Goose, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Gadwall drake, Common Gull, 28 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Islington Green: Mistle Thrush singing vigorously above the roar of traffic (John Colmans)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Bittern, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Loughton: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker briefly atop tallest elm tree on the West side of Loughton High Rd and Avenue gate, before flying W at 1305 (Ken Murray)
  • Maple Cross "West": incl Kestrel, 3 Skylark 2 singing, 3 Redwing, 13 House Sparrow, 6 Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Mayflower Park: Peregrine on pylon (Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Firecrest (JW Davies)
  • Northaw Great Wood: 6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 5 Goldcrest incl singing m, 4 Coal Tit incl two singing m, 7 Nuthatch, 5 Treecreeper, 7 Chaffinch {f Muntjac Deer} No sign of any Marsh Tits (Robert Callf)
  • Olympic Park "waterglade meadows pond & adj R Lee inlet": incl Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Tony Kennelly tweet)
  • Painshill Park: incl 15 Tufted Duck, m Goosander, Red Kite (Josephine Snell tweet); also incl 2 Great Crested Grebe, Nuthatch (J Ford via Surrey BN)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, 2 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Coal Tit, 4 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail north of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler as prev'y, also 2 Siberian Chiffchaff there (Josephine Snell tweets); also 10 Chiffchaff, Blackcap singing, Firecrest just upriver, 8 Goldcrest (Peter Alfrey blog)
  • Primrose Hill: Skylark foy W 1340, Meadow Pipit NNW 1335 (Twitter)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 30+ Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, c15 Common Gull, 3 Cetti's Warbler, calling Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker h, Green Woodpecker, 8 Redwing, 3-4 singing Song Thrush, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Egyptian Goose, singing Reed Bunting, m Kingfisher, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": f Sparrowhawk taking Feral Pigeon from mature tree adjacent to Normanhurst Rd early pm (Jack Headley)
  • Stocker's Farm: incl 9 Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, c10 House Sparrow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Town Park "Enfield": Cormorant, 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f, 10 Tufted Duck 5m 5f, Common Gull, 8 Stock Dove incl singing m, 6 Redwing, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Twickenham: m Tawny Owl calling south of Strawberry Hill station at 22.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Upminster "Puddledock Farm Fishery": Sandwich Tern [Ldn foy] at Fishery then E 1410 (BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush in front paddocks. 2 Fieldfare, Kestrel in rear paddocks. 2 Stonechat in bomb crater field (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Male Bearded Tit showed a couple of times in No 1 reed bed, Black Redstart still but now very elusive, Firecrest, 9 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)

Tuesday 4th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: m Firecrest and possibly a second bird Conservation Wood, 2m Shoveler, 2 Pochard m & f, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 50+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gr Hardmead Lake": Caspian Gull 1w, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [both 2w] evg roost (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Broomfield Park: imm Grey Heron, 8 Northern Shoveler 6m 2f, 18 Tufted Duck 11m 7f, Black-headed Gull incl metal-ringed 3726.091 from Holland & yellow darvic-ringed ad 2BKT and yellow darvic-ringed first-winter 2C26, m Collared Dove singing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 5 House Sparrow 2m 3f, 19 Greenfinch feeding, 17 Goldfinch pre-roost (Robert Callf)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: Iceland Gull juv still on R Thames/Roding fr Creekside Park [TQ457817] at 13:00 (Tony Kennelly tweet)
  • Croxley Common Moor: Little Egret (Steve Blake via Herts BC
  • Darlands Lake "area": 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Raven over and toward Dollis Valley 11:35, f Bullfinch (Des McKenzie)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: incl 4+ Common Snipe, f Stonechat, Yellowhammer (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Hackney Marshes: Little Owl, Kingfisher (J-P Elmes)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: incl 2 Cattle Egret still (Andy Holmes via BirdTrack)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Little Gull (per BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, 2 Common Snipe, Water Pipit (WWT website); ad Iceland Gull main lake fr wwf hide again midday then flew off (Josephine Snell tweet)
  • Orpington "Boating Pond": Little Egret again 15:50 (Jack Headley)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, 3 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail": Yellow-browed Warbler as y'day showing well (BirdGuides)
  • Pymmes Park: Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Common Buzzard, darvic-ringed ad-winter Mediterranean Gull on playing fields to 13:00 at least, 9 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Des McKenzie)
  • Richmond Park: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Paula Redmond)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Little Grebe [1st since Sep], 2 Water Rail, Common Snipe, Kestrel, Fieldfare, 5 Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “14.30-15.30 Black Duck Marsh” : 6 Pochard m, 3 Cettis Warbler 2h, 1 Stonechat f, 2 Marsh Harrier m&f, 2 Grey Heron [around nests], 1 Tufted Duck f, 1 Shoveler m, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 8 Coot (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley: Kingfisher, Kestrel, 25 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, c80 Canada Goose (John Colmans)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove 13:55 in low tree with 20 Collared Dove (Michael Mac) finally seen Turtle Dove at 1400 and 30+ Redwing, 2 Nuthatch (Barbara Miller)
  • Victoria Park "East Park": 70+ Redwing, 10+ Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Firecrest, m Black Redstart (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Stonechat (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Woodcock, 2 Firecrest calling north end going to roost (Nick Croft)
  • West Thurrock “Thames foreshore 15.00 HT viewed from Greenhithe, Kent” : 45 Avocet, 23 Shelduck, 2 Curlew, 43 Redshank [at least], 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine [top of Thames north power crossing pylon] (Roger Keith)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret, 10 Redwing horse fields (Bob Smith)

Monday 3rd February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest Conservation Wood, 2m Shoveler, 15 Redwing, Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 173 Cormorants, 6 Pochard, 24 Shoveler, 4 Mandarin (Michael Mac)
  • Black Park "Bucks": incl 10 Red Kite, 20 Siskin pm (Barnaby Briggs via eBird)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Blackcap m (Conrad Ellam)
  • Connaught Water: incl 4 Goosander 3m f (Richard Cope via eBird)
  • Frogmore Lakes "Herts": 25 Siskin (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Kensington "Stratford Rd 8.20am": Blackcap m (Ian R Watson)
  • Kentish Town "Station": Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lewisham "Algernon Rd": Blackcap f in garden (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: no sign Iceland Gull am (Chris White tweet); 2 Bittern, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Peregrine on Ch. X. hospital with prey, 2 Water Pipit (Martin Honey); Goldeneye (Alan Wilkinson); also Green Sandpiper high over 1250, Skylark overflow c/p then NW (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest (JW Davies)
  • Orpington "Boating Pond": Little Egret fishing in adjacent River Cray 15:50 (Jack Headley)
  • Palmers Green "River Ave N13": 110+ Black-headed Gulls slowly flying NE at 15:27 [higher than normal count for area] (Katy McGilvray)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail": Yellow-browed Warbler unit-b yard in tree behind blue-container lorry TQ275673 again 13:30 (Jason Simpson via Surrey BN)
  • Pymmes Park: 4 Common Pochard 3m f, 32 Tufted Duck 22m 10f, Black-headed Gull ad w/ yellow darvic ring TPMM from Poland, Mediterranean Gull ad w/ yellow darvic ring 2H72 1455 - 1615, 11 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Nuthatch, 100+ Starling, Jackdaw (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Rainham Marshes: Caspian Gull 1w Aveley Bay, Red Kite W low over Purfleet Scrape, 2 Water Pipits (Sean Huggins)
  • Raynes Park: 2 Redwing in garden (Paula Redmond)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: incl Smew, Bittern (John Rivoire via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Moor "am": Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 36 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff (Nick Baker)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Oystercatcher fishing lake 0915 (TyttGP tweet)
  • Valentines Park: 1st-w Turtle Dove in trees south of lake, 2 Jackdaw (Rhys Evans)
  • Walthamstow Marshes 6 Little Egrets nr railway line 12:30 (Sue Barry)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit, Firecrest, 2 Goosander, 9 Goldeneye, Shelduck, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Warren Barn Farm "Surrey": incl Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 500 Jackdaw, 250 Rook (John Birkett via BirdTrack)

Sunday 2nd February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Wood, m Shoveler, Redwing flock, 53 Common Gull, 400+ Black-headed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Ashtead Common: 2 Stonechat m f in field at north edge 1500 (Richard Nunns via Surrey BN)
  • Broadwater Lake NR: 2 Black-necked Grebe seen from causeway between lakes, 2 m Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 10+ Wigeon, 20+ Pochard, 100+ Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Red Kite, Treecreeper, Goldcrest (Nigel Barratt)
  • Canons Park "Edgware": 48 Redwing, Mistle Thrush singing, Song Thrush singing, 3 Nuthatch calling (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group regular birdwalk); "nearby "Seven Acres Lake [private site]" 2m Goosander [may be viewable from gate], Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 adult Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard 3pr, 8 Tufted Duck 4pr, 6 Common Gull, 115 Black-headed Gull (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group regular birdwalk)
  • Coursers Farm: incl Red Kite, Oystercatcher, Kestrel, 120 Jackdaw, 2 Skylark, 14 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Creekmouth, Barking "Beckton Creekside": incl 5 Shelduck, 39 Teal, Redshank, juv Iceland Gull at mouth of creek 0915, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 6 Cetti's Warbler h, 8+ Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting am (Tim Rymer tweet/BirdGuides); "Beckton Creekside & STW" also incl 6 Shelduck, 75 Teal, 12 Redshank, 4 Reed Bunting (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Cremorne Gardens "Thames": 2 Egyptian Goose, 9 Gadwall, 2 adult Great Black-backed Gull (Des McKenzie)
  • Crossness: 2 Caspian Gull 1w 3w, 9+ Yellow-legged Gull, 81 Dunlin, c150 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, c30 Redshank, 1 Rock Pipit, c100 Gadwall, c400 Teal, 2 Chiffchaff, {1 small bat presumed Pipistrelle at dusk} (Louis Freeland-Haynes)
  • Eagle Pond "Snaresbrook": ad Caspian Gull (James Heal)
  • Fetcham Mill Pond "Surrey": incl Red Kite, 2 Stonechat (Ruth Ireland via BirdTrack)
  • Gatton Park "Surrey": incl 6 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 15 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Grey Heron, Nuthatch pm (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Greville Place LNR "NW6": Firecrest, Redwing (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Hackney Marshes: 1 Little Owl, 2 Stock Dove (Alastair Dent)
  • Highfield Farm: Red Kite, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Redwing, 7 Yellowhammer am (Chris Ruis via Herts BC/eBird)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 1 Treecreeper singing (Tony Blake)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Shelduck W, Raven (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Holyfield Lake: incl 4 Gadwall, 20 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye pm (Marion Bertuzzo via eBird)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Corn Bunting flushed along shoreline toward causeway 0905 (Neville Smith tweet)......an Excellent find Neville! (Ken Murray)
  • London Wetland Centre: ad Iceland Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Bittern, Water Pipit, 12 Redwing, 2 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 2 Peregrine (WWT website); ad Caspian Gull (Andrew Self)
  • Newgate Street nr Cuffley "Herts": incl 43 Lapwing, 42 Common Gull, Kestrel, 25 Skylark, 2 Nuthatch, 9 Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet, 45 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Northaw Great Wood "Herts": incl Red Kite, 8 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Redwing (via BirdTrack)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Peregrine, Kestrel, Common Snipe, pr Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, c50 Chaffinch feeding in dead mixed/sunflower area (Neil Anderson)
  • St Paul's Cray "Sandy Ln BR5": 2-3 calling Tawny Owl c19:30 (Jack Headley)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: rh Smew still, 260 Chaffinch, 80 Linnet both north of lake midday (Alan Harris via Essex BwS)
  • Staines Reservoir "south basin": incl Long-tailed Duck still [sw cnr 1335], 5 Goldeneye, 2 Black-necked Grebe (via BirdTrack/Kit Britten tweet); 11 Black-necked Grebe early pm 10 on W side S basin, 3 Little Grebe W end N basin, 17 Goldeneye, 4 Shelduck, 1 Water Pipit causeway then on W side N basin (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Thamesmead: Caspian Gull 2w at Princess Alice Way early a'noon [also seen later in Woolwich], also 7 Yellow-legged Gulls Greenhaven Drive/Princess Alice Way (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 74 Canada Geese roost, Mandarin Duck, 34 Mallard, 5 Teal, 33 Stock Dove, 5 Black-headed Gull, 116 Common Gull, Cormorant, Little Owl, Cormorant, Kestrel, 37 Rook, 6 Goldcrest, 180 Starling, 100 Redwing, 80 Fieldfare, 5 Bullfinch, f Reed Bunting owl_field, {4 Pipistrelle sp Bats in cow field} (Samuel Levy & Simon Worsfold)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove 1w on island w/ Collared Doves still 1430 (Peter Hopkins tweet/BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: up to 30 Fieldfares rear of No 5 feeding on playing fields, drake Goosander on No 4 (Quentin Given); Kestrel, Firecrest (Toby Fountain via BirdTrack)
  • Woolwich: Caspian Gull 2w at King Henry's Wharf 1.20pm [bird took 17 minutes to get here as we had left it sitting on the river off Princess Alice Way at 1.03pm], 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)

Saturday 1st February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Area, f Wigeon still, m Kestrel, Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmans Park "incl Royal Veterinary College & Water End": incl 15 Skylark (via BirdTrack)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: "Beckton" Caspian Gull, Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); "Creekmouth" juv Iceland Gull showing well for 20 minutes, also Oystercatcher, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 4+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie, Nick Croft)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 16 Greenfinch went to roost 1610 - 1615 (Robert Callf)
  • Finsbury Park: Nuthatch, Coal Tit, c40 Redwing (Chris Farthing)
  • Greenford: Red Kite chased by Crow over garden, also Kestrel over [less than annual over garden] (Neil Anderson)
  • Hammersmith: 2 Mistle Thrush feeding on St Paul's School PG (Samuel Levy)
  • Home Park: 10 Gadwall on Rick Pond, Skylark singing nearby 9.45 (Mike Foster)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access": Great Northern Diver still [view fr Molesey Heath TQ133672] (Dave Harris per Surrey BC)
  • Kew Gardens: incl 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, 3 Coal Tit, Nuthatch (via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, ad Iceland Gull main lake again 1025 [later-am res lagoon then off W], Peregrine, 6 Redwing, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website/Twitter/BirdGuides); Bittern still am (BirdGuides); 1 Common Snipe wader scrape (Martin Honey); also 7 Mandarin Duck, 48 Shoveler, 47 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 6 Common Snipe, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 56 Cormorant, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Common Gull (Samuel Levy, Arjun Dutta, Kabir Kaul, James McCulloch, Megan McCleverty, Sian Mercer)
  • Perivale Park: Kestrel with prey in tree (Waspurs)
  • Pinner: Red Kite drifting over on wind (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mary Res "pump stn": incl 2 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 23 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 50 Cormorant, 3 Red Kite, 72 Common Gull, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 500 Ring-necked Parakeet, 50 Jackdaw, 3 Coal Tit, Skylark, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 11 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail (via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Marsh Harrier over, 10+ Common Snipe, 2 Eurasian Curlew, 3 Kestrel, 3 Common Shelduck, 4-5 Northern Pintail, Water Pipit, m Stonechat, 200+ Lapwing, 200+ Wigeon (Oliver Flory)
  • Shrewsbury Park: incl 3 Nuthatch, 5 Bullfinch (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Teddington: Red Kite over Broom Rd RG 11.45 (Mike Foster)
  • Totteridge Fields/Dollis Valley: 2 Raven, 2 Common Buzzard, 30 Common Gull, Kestrel, Cormorant (Tony Clancy)
  • Town Park "Enfield": Little Grebe Carr's Basin (Robert Callf)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove 1w on island [n side] under cover w/ Collared Doves still 1400 (Harringay Birder tweet); Turtle Dove still 1545, Little Grebe on island pond (Oliver Flory via eBird)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 8+ Redwing (James Heal)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Siskin, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Pochard, 4 Gadwall [notable as a worryingly low number of dabbling ducks in Park due to suspected contamination of lakes] (James Heal)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 8+ Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Gadwall, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • William Girling Reservoir "restricted view fr Mansfield Pk": incl Pochard, m Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 800 Common Gull (Dominic Mitchell via eBird)
  • Woolwich: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls 2w 1w King Henry's Wharf (Rich Bonser)

Friday 31st January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again CA, f Wigeon, m Shoveler, Redwing, Peregrine, 2 Greylag (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 4 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan ad & 1st-w, 33+ Canada Goose, 2 Common Pochard pr, 8 Tufted Duck 5m 3f, Grey Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: Egyptian Goose pr & 6yg (Spencer Neal)
  • Dollis Valley "Denham Fm - Totteridge Fields": 2 Raven, 20 Black-headed Gull, 111 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Rook, 60 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 62 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare (Samuel Levy)
  • Eagle Pond: Caspian Gull still showing well, also 20 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall 2pr (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenford: Red Kite fr gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Islington "Colebrooke Row": c40 Redwing (John Colmans)
  • London Wetland Centre: 6 Pintail, Bittern from peacock_hide for several minutes c11:50, 2 vocal Water Rail, Water Pipit fr peacock_hide, 4-5 Cetti's Warbler, no sign of recent Iceland Gull (Des McKenzie)
  • Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler, 2 Red Kite, Little Egret (Friday BG)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Mandarin Duck, 17 Stock Dove, Coot long pond, 60 Black-headed Gull, 236 Common Gull, Cormorant, 2 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 17 Rook, Raven over long pond in dispute with local Buzzards and Red Kite, Coal Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, 150 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 270 Redwing, 80 Fieldfare, 2 Pied Wagtail, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 9 Siskin darlands (Samuel Levy)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove appeared 1140 [just after Neil Anderson had left the scene] (Quentin GIven)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: pr Scarlet Macaw over - presumed escaped and seen heading towards Acton at 3:45pm, 2 Song Thrush (Charlie Farrell)

Thursday 30th January 2020

  • Abney Park Cemetery: m Tawny Owl called 19.24 & 19.32 (Garry James tweet)
  • Boston Manor Park: 9 Mandarin Duck, pr Shoveler, Treecreeper (Des McKenzie)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Creekmouth: juv Iceland Gull on roof at 1500 (Allan Stewart); Iceland gull earlier on settling bed jetty then flew to creek, also 1w Yellow-legged Gull fr east bank path, 7+ Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Bunting, Curlew (Bruce Carson, Dominic Mitchell, Gerry Rawcliffe, Bob Watts)
  • Broomfield Park: Cormorant flew over, imm Grey Heron, 5 Northern Shoveler 4m f, 17 Tufted Duck 11m 6f, Black-headed Gull inc w/ darvic rings - white L-Y, red P.1 and yellow 2BKT, metal ringed ET34532 from UK [ringed in St James's Park Nov 1999], 3726091 from Holland, HA24238 from Lithuania, 2 Common Gull ad & 1st-w, 2ad Herring Gull, 54 Starling, Nuthatch singing, 3 Chaffinch, 20+ Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Essendon "Herts": incl Hawfinch southeast of village (C&T Bond via BirdTrack)
  • Hampstead Heath: 10 Mandarin Duck 7 bird sanctuary 3 kenwood, Water Rail viaduct, 9 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 12 Mistle Thrush, 70+ Redwing, Siskin over kenwood (Samuel Levy & Ruth Levy); Collared Dove over hedge 2 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret in river 0845 (Neil Batten)
  • Hyde Park: Sparrowhawk, 6 Grey Heron nests occupied (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Ladywell Fields: 113 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, Song Thrush singing, 20+ Goldfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Keith Chambers)
  • Lewisham "Ermine Rd gdns": Tawny Owl calling 04.05 (Keith Chambers)
  • Pymmes Park: ad Mediterranean Gull back on PF [ne cnr] 1345 [increasing no of larger gulls in last 2wks], m Pochard, 4 Redwing (Davey Leach)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": Woodcock, 2-3 singing Cetti's Warbler, f Pochard late pm (Jack Headley)
  • St Paul's Cray "Sandy Ln BR5": Woodcock same bird as above (Jack Headley)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 singing Redwing, 5 Pied Wagtail am (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: m Kestrel w/ prey [mouse or vole] which it devoured, 3 Mandarin 2m f, calling Raven W 1640 over Old GC and Rough Lot then S, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Tufted Duck m 3f, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Valentines Park: 1w Turtle Dove still feeding on ground w/ 20+ Collared Doves from 1400 then in nearby trees (Bruce Carson, Gerry Rawcliffe, Bob Watts)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 40+ Goldfinch [site record], 6 Gadwall, 3+ Goldcrest, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Redwing, 2 Little Grebe, Mistle Thrush, singing Song Thrush, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • West Hampstead "Finchley Rd": Sparrowhawk over West End Ln bus stop (Samuel Levy)
  • Woodford Green: Song Thrush singing, then Grey Wagtail over and 2 Common Buzzard South over canopy followed by an imm Goshawk very low East over house at 0937 (Ken Murray)

Wednesday 29th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still CA, f Wigeon [5th day], 14+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Redwing, Blackcap m (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: no sign of Goldeneye, 10 Egyptian Geese, 15+ Greylag Geese (Ernie Thomason)
  • Clapham Common/Rookery Road: 6+ Grey-lag geese crossing the road holding up traffic just before dusk (Michael Mac)
  • Colliers Wood "River Wandle": 1 Chiffchaff a near-daily find here most winters but a fos for me (Keith Bates)
  • Creekmouth: juv Iceland Gull still, 1 Curlew, 1 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (Steve Bacon)
  • Crossness "area": a good mix of Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, also Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard in trees just s of incinerator, Kestrel, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 143 Lapwing, Curlew, c45 Redshank, Common Snipe, c100 Dunlin, Rock Pipit h nr cory's facility, 25 Pied Wagtail in flooded field just s of cory's, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 60+ Linnet just w of cory's (Des McKenzie)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Water Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 2 Buzzard NW/S, 3 Common Snipe, 4 Redwing (WWT website); Iceland Gull ad mid-aft (Phil Pentek)
  • Mayflower Park: m Blackcap (Bob Smith)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 18 Pied Wagtail into roost, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Kestrel, Goldcrest, 2 Water Rail, 58 Redshank, Great Crested Grebe, 115 Common Gull, 67 Gadwall, 677 Wigeon, 39 Dunlin, 172 Teal, 2ad Yellow-legged Gull, 59 Shelduck, 7 Stonechat, 18 Jackdaw, 6 Water Pipit, 7 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 17 Tufted Duck. 8 Curlew, 19 Golden Plover, 163 Shoveler, 41 Pintail, 2 Ruff, 5 Marsh Harrier, 87 Common Snipe, 38 Pochard, 2 Redwing, Barn Owl, Firecrest, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Samuel Levy et al); "Aveley Bay" 3 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 1 Marsh Harrier (Steve Bacon); "Wennington" m Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier (Steve Bacon)
  • Richmond Park: 10 Egyptian Goose pr w/ 10yg still, 42 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 10 Grey Heron 5 nesting prs, Water Rail h, 180+ Common Gull (Jan Wilczur); Gadwall, Wigeon (Phil Pentek)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, 17 Mandarin Duck 10m 7f upper lake, 2m Eurasian Teal upper lake, 2 Northern Shoveler pr lower lake, 3f Tufted Duck, 2 Common Buzzard, Stock Dove, 2+ Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Blackbird, 2+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Treecreeper inc two together, f Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Victoria Park "West Lake": 15 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 4m Red-crested Pochard, 21+ Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 35+ Cormorant, Kingfisher (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tits briefly no1 reedbed lunchtime, Black Redstart lockwood early, 1+ Firecrest seen several times both sides of main road, 3 Goosander, 8 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders); 2 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 309 Tufted Duck, 398 Black-headed Gull, 254 Coot, 57 Gadwall, 29 Teal, 42 Moorhen, 26 Little Grebe, 32 Pochard, 124 Canada Goose, 13 Grey Heron (London Wildlife Trust)
  • Wanstead Flats: 8 Meadow Pipit, 28 Fieldfare, 2 Coal Tit, f Stonechat, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker (Harry Harrison)

Tuesday 28th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: f Wigeon, m Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Broomfield Park: Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan pr inc male w/ orange darvic 4EIT, 43 Canada Goose inc several w/ metal rings, 3m Northern Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck 8m 4f, Black-headed Gull inc yellow darvic ringed 1st-winter 2C26 & adult 2BKT and red darvic ringed P.1 and metal ringed ad from Finland ST ---618, 2ad Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2imm Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove pr, Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Clapham Common: m Gadwall mount pond [possibly the bird that took up residence on long pond last yr] (Nick Rutter)
  • Clapton: 25 Common Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush both on N Millfields RG (Des McKenzie)
  • Creekmouth: juv Iceland Gull still, ad Yellow-Legged Gull, 6+ Chiffchaff, c150 Redshank (Louis Freeland-Haynes)
  • Crossness NR: Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, Common Buzzard, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush singing, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Bearded Tit 2m 1f, Reed Bunting, 5 Stonechat 3m 2f, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Skylark, Egyptian Goose W, 3 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 5 Pied Wagtail, 34 Greylag Goose, {Water Vole} (Bernie Weight); "Thames and foreshore incoming tide" 71 Shelduck, Curlew, 37 Redshank, 22 Shoveler, 116 Gadwall, 9 Wigeon, 85 Lapwing, 60 Dunlin, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c500 Teal, 4 Cormorant, 600+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Chiffchaff (Bernie Weight)
  • Erith "Thames Foreshore adj to Erith Pier": incl 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 350+ Dunlin, 120+ Redshank, 3 Shelduck (Mike Robinson)
  • Hackney Marshes: Treecreeper, Little Owl (Garry James tweet)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret 0845 (Neil Batten)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds "and R Lee": 2 Egyptian Goose, 10 Gadwall, 21 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, f Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 5+ Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 20+ Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 calling Chiffchaff, 10+ Redwing, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 4+ Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, f Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Stockwell: Peregrine on crane seen from Kitchen window (Michael Mac)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “14.00-15.30 HT”: 1 Marsh Harrier m, 2 Stonechat pr, 7 Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel, 1 Rock Pipit foreshore, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail h, 19 Greylag Goose, 3 Cormorant river [r], 38 Gadwall r, 24 Teal r, 25 Mallard r (Roger Keith)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove on island 1230 (Alan Wilkinson); Turtle Dove refound 16:09-16:19 in horse-chestnut just south of sw cnr of lake then flew towards island (several obs)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 26 Linnet, 2 Chiffchaff (Daniel Whitelegg) 2 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Peregrine, Greenfinch (Samuel Levy et al); Firecrest still in ivy by Thames Water entrance (Brian Dawton)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull 2cy, 4 Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, singing Blackcap (Wanstead Birders)
  • Waterworks NR: 2 Stonechat (Garry James tweet)
  • Worcester Park: Red Kite S over waitrose c/p (Bob Smith)

Monday 27th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still CA, f Wigeon WGR w bank [3rd day], m Shoveler, m Kestrel on owl_box (APOG Birders)
  • Barnes Pond: 2 Egyptian Geese w/ 6 new yg (Sarah Elliott)
  • Boston Manor Park: 4 Mandarin Duck, pr Shoveler (Des McKenzie)
  • Broadwater Lake NR "main path muddy with HS2 works": incl 3+ Goldeneye, m Goosander, Black-necked Grebe fr main viewing area nr tern_rafts, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing, Grey Wagtail, pr Bullfinch (Paul Lewis tweets); Black-necked Grebe still 1515 (Paul Ward tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: 5 Redwing, 2 Blackcap m&f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park: Goldeneye (Steven Robinson)
  • Enfield "gdn EN3": f Blackcap (Andrew Middleton)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Blackcap, 8 Coal Tit, Grey Heron, Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Jay (Samuel Levy)
  • Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret still, Red Kite (Simon Papps)
  • Kentish Town "Ospringe Rd": f Blackcap (Reuben Braddock)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail": Yellow-browed Warbler opp unit-b yard w/ blue-container lorry TQ275673 at 13:30 (Jason Simpson via Surrey BN)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Egyptian Geese w/ 10 new yg (per Steve Read)
  • St Paul's Cray "Sandy Ln BR5": Woodcock, 12+ Redwing, 5+ singing Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Southall: Red Kite E 13:20 (Phil Belman)
  • Southall (Warren Farm): Red Kite 12:15, Peregrine Falcon low & fast N 12:30 (Des McKenzie)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 14 Mallard, 11 Teal, 13 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Moorhen, 38 Common Gull, Grey Heron, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Kingfisher darlands, 2 Kestrel, 13 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Treecreeper, 150+ Starling, Mistle Thrush, 135 Redwing, 100 Fieldfare, 5 Bullfinch (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 2 Woodcock flushed from daytime roost site 1234 - 1235 (Robert Callf)
  • Tufnell Park "Huddleston Rd": m Blackcap (Reuben Braddock)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove 1w again on island w/ Collared Doves 1055 (BirdGuides); Turtle Dove still showing well 1225 (Gary Southam tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Firecrest again nr bridge by cafe, 2 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye lockwood, 8 Shelduck, Water Rail fr new hide (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 13 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, Kestrel, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Water Rail, 5 Redwing, 4 Stock Dove, Rook, 4 Pochard (Wanstead Birders)

Sunday 26th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still CA, Wigeon photographed boating lake, m Shoveler, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders); "NW London RSPB Group Big Garden Garden Birdwatch was again based at the Lakeside Cafe. 26 species recorded" incl Eurasian Wigeon on boating lake, 2 Peregrine Falcons by palace. The lge f perched on mast and then seen in fast hunting mode (Bob Husband et al, NW Ldn RSPB Grp)    
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park "Lake": Goldeneye (Dave Clark, Tom Rogers)
  • Creekmouth: juv Iceland Gull, Siberian Chiffchaff still, 12+ Chiffchaffs, Common Sandpiper, 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Grey Wagtails, Song Thrush (Sean Huggins)
  • Greenway: Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch (Harry Harrison) in which Ldn district were you pls
  • Hampstead Heath: 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, Tawny Owl still missing from roost (Jamie Cedar); Kingfisher bird sanctuary (Jamie Cedar & Sam b)
  • Highgate "Holly lodge gardens": 2 Greenfinch, 25 Chaffinch, 40 Goldfinch, 20 Great Tit, 20 Blue Tit, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Redwing over, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Herring Gull over (Jamie Cedar)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Peregrine E 9.50am, 2 Red Kite, 2 Egyptian Geese, Barnacle Goose on adj page's fm field (Tony Blake)
  • Hilly Fields: 15 Redwing, 2 Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Song Thrush (Tom Moulton/Conrad Ellam et al)
  • Home Park: Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark, 29 Gadwall (Phil Davies)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull ad fr wwf hide am (WWT Ldn tweet)
  • Moorhall Lake: 2 Kestrel, Red Kite, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 8 Tufted Duck, Lesser Black-backed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Paddington: Peregrine Falcon on hilton metropole ledge to 14:30 at least (Des McKenzie)
  • Perivale Wood: 511 Carrion Crow at the annual roost count [way down on past years] (David Howdon, Martin Smith and Deborah Worsley)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Mandarin, Water Rail (Andrew Self)
  • Richmond Park: pr Stonechat lawn field, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker treebox wd (Philip Briggs)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Turnstone fr tyler hide mid-aft [first reported y'day], 6 Common Snipe, 4+ Lapwing, 5 Redwing, 4-5 Egyptian Goose, pr Wigeon, 3+ Treecreeper, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Siskin h, singing Reed Bunting, Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid, Little Egret, 25+ Pochard, 13+ Pied Wagtail, 4+ Goldcrest, 350+ Jackdaw heading for roost (Jack Headley)
  • Southgate Chase Allot: Goldcrest, 3 Chaffinch 2f m (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit, Red Kite, 7 Stonechat, Little Egret (Paul Goodman)
  • Thamesmead: 2 Caspian Gulls both 1w 1 new & 1 prev'y at erith & rainham, 1w Mediterranean Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gulls both spp off Greenhaven Dr early a'noon (Rich Bonser)
Turtle dove gants hill
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove reported on APOG Whats App Group as still present at 1241 (James Palmer per Bob Watts); Peregrine Falcon W w/ prey 10:43 (Des McKenzie); Turtle Dove seen well [see photo] 1430-dusk (Terence Baker); urtle Dove still 1600, also 3 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 12 Collared Dove, 4 Mute Swan (Daniel Whitelegg)
Firecrest walthamstow
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: "No.1" Water Rail, 1-2 Cetti's Warbler, 1+ Bearded Tit still vocal midday (Des McKenzie); m Goosander high maynard, 2 Peregrine w/ prey on pylon by lockwood, 1 Firecrest still by house on Forest Rd but skulking c1315 (Tim & Milly Blackburn); Firecrest [see photo] in front of Thames Water house twice 0900 & 1000 w/ flock of Long-tailed Tit; also two Peregrine Falcon bathing in lockwood res 10:30 (Terence Baker)

Saturday 25th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: f Wigeon, m Shoveler, Red Kite, m Kingfisher, m Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 5 Grey Heron incl pr displaying on nest, 2 Mute Swan adult w/th orange darvic 4DQC and 1st-winter, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 6 Tufted Duck 4m 2f, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull 2ad & 1st-winter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: Little Egret porter's stream 09.00 (Mike Foster)
  • Eagle Pond: ad Caspian Gull to 12:35 at least (Des McKenzie)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Little Egret on river, c5 Redwing in trees (Alastair Dent)
  • Hampstead Heath: 80 Redwing, 50 Siskin both in larger oak tree northeast of tumulus (Pete Mantle); 3 Siskin in alders nr sanctuary pond to 10:55 at least (Des McKenzie); 4 Mandarin Duck, 3 Gadwall kenwood, 60+ Siskin in alders at sanctuary pond 08:30 (Samuel Levy & Jamie Cedar); 31 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Stock Dove, 176 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 22 Starling, 6 Song Thrush, 57 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 17 Greenfinch dog pond, 26 Goldfinch (Samuel Levy et al)
  • London Wall: Goldcrest (James Palmer)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 2 Water Pipit, 5 Pintail, 5 Common Snipe, 6 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Peregrine on Ch X Hosp (Martin Honey)
  • Mayflower Park: Swallow [Ldn foy] high S c1230 (Julie Drewett)
  • Mile End Park "Limehouse, Stepney": Red Kite [my first in East End], 4 hybrid Canada/Greylag Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, but only 4 Blackbird [lowest count ever], 30 House Sparrow (Harry Harrison)
  • Mudchute Farm: Grey Heron, 3 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing (Sean Huggins)
  • Morden Cemetery: 25 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Oakwood Park: Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush incl singing m, 5+ Redwing, Nuthatch, m Chaffinch, 10+ Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • South Lodge Farm: 40+ Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoir "am": Long-tailed Duck s basin still, 10+ Black-necked Grebe n basin [w end] (Andy Roberts)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “14.30-16.00 high outgoing tide”: 2 Peregrine Falcon m f [m caught Woodpigeon but wouldn’t share with f. m fed on Thames power crossing pylon whilst f watched], 1 Raven, 4 Cormorant river [r], 18 Gadwall r, 9 Teal r, 12 Mallard r, 1 Rock Pipit foreshore, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat pr, 19 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron r, 1 Little Egret r (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley: 500 Starling, 150 Redwing, 100 Fieldfare, 200 Jackdaw, 1 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Teal, 23 Mallard, 1 Blackcap singing (Tony Clancy)
  • Valentines Park "Ilford": Turtle Dove [Ldn foy] 1w photographed w/ Collared Dove 1130 (RSPB NE Ldn Grp tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 5 Goldeneye 4 on lockwood 1 on high maynard, 5 Little Grebe, ad Great Black-backed Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Firecrest showing well in c/p still c13:45 (Des McKenzie); "0930-1100" m Black Redstart still by Lockwood res towers, 2 Firecrest m f in ivy at back of house nr fishermen's office, 2 Bearded Tit m f still in no1 reedbed (Phil Rhodes & Neville Smith)
  • Wanstead Park: Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Stock Dove, 8 Pochard, 6 Gadwall [v low numbers of winter ducks] (James Heal); Woodcock (Jonathan Lethbridge); Bullfinch, Tawny Owl (Simon Raper)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 4-5 Little Grebe, 7+ Redwing, 3+ Goldcrest, 2 Little Egret, singing Song Thrush, Kingfisher, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Redshank (Garry James tweet)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret in paddock (Bob Smith)

Friday 24th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: m Mandarin, 3 Egyptian Goose briefly, also m Shoveler WGR, c30 Common Gull, Firecrest still CA (APOG Birders)
  • Brixton "Hill": m Blackcap blenheim gdns estate (Tony Stones)
  • Crossness NR: 5-6 Bearded Tits 1m 4-5f on boardwalk, Kestrel, 2 Stonechat 1m 1f, 3-4 Cetti's Warbler h, Barn Owl (Paul Francis) Barn Owl appeared before I arrived but reported by other volunteer workers. Could have been another male Bearded but only certain on 1 [PF]
  • Crossness "Thames foreshore high tide": 20+ Gadwall, c100 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 10+ Cormorant, Grey Heron, 20+ Shoveler (Paul Francis) NB works to outlet will close a large section of Thames Path for c6mo [PF]
  • Dollis Brook "Finchley TC - Windsor OS": m Teal rocklands, Woodcock rocklands, 112 Ring-necked Parakeet in pre-roost gathering at Windsor OS, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush, 7 Redwing, 3 Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Downe: 2-3 Skylark along North End Ln early am (Jack Headley)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 18+ Greenfinch went to roost after 1605 (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "Gentleman's Row": m Song Thrush singing 1445 (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "River View EN2": m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2m Blackcap feeding on block of fat in garden 1450 (Robert Callf)
  • Fawkham, Kent "Redlibbets GC": 2 Hawfinch in trees fr f/p 1200 (BirdGuides)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Blackcap 2m 2f, 8 Coal Tit, 34 Blue Tit, 4 Redwing, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, House Sparrow h, Tawny Owl, 21 Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush (Samuel Levy & Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Pinner: Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit ( Nigel Barratt)
  • Shadwell: 2 Peregrines S towards Thames c9:30am (Dan Fletcher)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: 1w Mediterranean Gull (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 20 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 10 Redwing, 6 Linnet (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Wickham "BR4": ad Common Gull, 2+ Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Snipe, Shelduck, Shoveler, 8 Teal, Chiffchaff (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 23rd January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Mediterranean Gull 1w WGR briefly at pre-roost gathering 1530, vocal Firecrest CA again, m Shoveler, 4 Pochard 3m f, 3 Greylag, 2 Peregrine (Bob Watts)
  • Connaught Water: 35 Redwing, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 67 Black-headed Gull, 21 Tufted Duck, 14 Teal, 1m Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Greylag Goose (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Crossness: Peregrine, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Bearded Tit, 20 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 5 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, f/imm Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting 7f/mm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 3 Blackcap m 2f, Starling, Grey Heron, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, metal-ringed Blue Tit w/regulars will try and get a ring number for this in the coming days as not convinced anyone rings in this area (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: c50 Siskin incl 10 in alders at top of hedge 3 & c40 by sanctuary pond (Reuben Braddock); 2 Kingfisher scrapping in flight over ladies pond (Lucy O'Reilly)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 1 Bullfinch, {1 Stoat} (Marcus Mitchell) Has a report been sent to the LNHS Mammal recorder? No, I haven’t heard of this group. [MM]
  • Trent Park: 2 Cormorant, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 5 Tufted Duck 2m 3f, 2m Song Thrush singing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper (Robert Callf); also 2 Pochard pr lower lake (Pete Lowman)
  • Victoria Park: 5 Fieldfare, 75 Redwing in east park (John Archer)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m f, Kestrel bomb crater field, 3 Stock Dove over leyton marsh, c30 Linnet, c20 Chaffinch, c10 Goldfinch, c10 Pied Wagtail rear paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black Redstart lockwood s end still 2pm, m Goosander, 2 Goldeneye (David Bradshaw)
  • Winchmore Hill "gdn": m Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Redwing (Paul Collins)

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 30+ Redwing, Kingfisher, 25+ Common Gull, f Pochard, 3 Nuthatch (APOG Birders)
  • Barn Elms Playing Field: Little Owl in holly tree nr Queen Elizabeth Walk (Martin Honey - with thanks to Jake from LWC)
  • Eagle Pond: ad Caspian Gull still (James Palmer)
  • Grovelands Park "1430 - 1630": 14 Cormorant roosting in trees on island, 20 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 17 Mandarin Duck 11m 6f, 12 Tufted Duck 8m 4f, 19 Moorhen,11 Common Gull including one first-winter, 2 Stock Dove pr, Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, m Song Thrush singing, 18 Redwing, 4 Goldcrest, m Nuthatch singing, 2 Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Hackney Marshes: Treecreeper by river, 4 Greenfinch (Alastair Dent); Little Owl, Green Woodpecker c.15.45 (Paul Francis)
  • London Wetland Centre "rather foggy and damp conditions": 2 Water Pipit, 4+ Common Snipe grazing marsh, Jack Snipe grazing marsh, 4 Pintail 2m 2f res lagoon & main lake, 11 Redwing s route, Ring-necked Parakeets mating (Martin Honey)
  • Kelsey Park: Great Cormorant poss sinensis ssp on main lake. Has anyone else seen it and can confirm one way or other (Dave Burt)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Jackdaw calling in trees across river and appearing to check out nest material [v scarce here] (Alastair Dent); Little Owl, Green Woodpecker c.15.45 (Paul Francis)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 46 Shelduck, 137 Shoveler, 33 Gadwall, 2 Mute Swan, 839 Wigeon, 46 Pintail, 326 Teal, 52 Pochard, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 64 Coot, 2 Curlew, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 48 Common Snipe, 13 Redshank, 23 Common Gull, 15 Cormorant, Little Egret, f Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 18 Jackdaw, Skylark singing, 9 Cetti's Warbler, f Blackcap, Firecrest, 4 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Stonechat, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit (Samuel Levy et al)
  • Totteridge Valley: Woodcock', Little Owl, 3 Fieldfare, 26 Redwing, 3 Rook, 100 Common Gull (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black Redstart lockwood s end still, Firecrest still fr boardwalk by main c/p, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 2 Gadwall pr, 5+ Goldcrest, 2+ Redwing, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Wraysbury GPs "Silverwings": Firecrest, and m Goosander TQ 0107 7309 (Adam Cheeseman)

Tuesday 21st January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest CA n end showing well, Treecreeper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2ad Great Black-backed Gull NW, 30+ Redwing, 32 Greenfinch pre-roost boating lake [highest total for several years], Tawny Owl calling lab area behind boating lake (APOG Birders)
  • Archers Wood "near Forty Hall": m Tawny Owl hooting 1700 (Robert Callf)
  • Bexley Park Woods "23 spp": 2 Mallard, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 25 Blue Tit, 31 Great Tit, 60+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Goldcrest, 4-6 Nuthatch, 25 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 6 Goldcrest (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Crossness NR: Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Song Thrush 3 singing, 18 Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 59 Lapwing over (Bernie Weight); "Crossness Thames & foreshore low tide" 101 Shelduck, 118 Gadwall, 35 Redshank, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 96 Shoveler, 4 Grey Heron, 85 Lapwing, 6 Herring Gull, 10 Wigeon, 8 Cormorant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Curlew, 4 Common Gull, c200 Dunlin, 6 Mute Swam 4ad 2juv, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c600 Black-headed Gull, Cetti's Warbler (Bernie Weight)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 75 Lapwing, 26 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 15 Wigeon, 22 Shoveler, 24 Tufted Duck, Pochard, Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, f Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting (Steve Bacon)
  • Eagle Pond: ad Caspian Gull still 2.45pm (Sean Huggins)
  • Foots Cray Meadows "37 spp": 4 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 5 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 14 Redwing, Song Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail (Ralph Todd)
  • Gough Park "Forty Hill": f Kestrel, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Hackney Marshes: Peregrine w/ prey on pylon outside Midx FB, Kingfisher on river nearby, Redwing into FB, Little Owl visible fr Marshes side at top of hole tree (Alastair Dent)
  • Kennington "Oval, Elias Pl": Pheasant f (Keith Chambers)
  • KGV Res: m Scaup still, f Goosander, 20 Goldeneye, 16 Teal, Aythya hybrid, f Hooded Merganser, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, 3 Lapwings, 2 Stock Doves, 2 Grey Wagtails, 11 Meadow Pipits, Bullfinch, 3 Redwings (Sean Huggins)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest (Graham Howie) list
  • Pinner: Red Kite over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: Collared Dove foy ENE 0845, Meadow Pipit foy S 0805 (Twitter)
  • Raphael Park: Tawny Owl calling in trees backing onto park (Steve Bacon)
  • Regent's Park: incl Great Black-backed Gull foy boating lake am (Stephen Dunstan via eBird)
  • Richmond Park: 8 Woodcock (RPBG)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 10 Black-necked Grebe off western bank of n basin am (Bill Haines); Long-tailed Duck s basin still, Blackcap m Stanwell Rd betw ashford stn and reservoirs (Conrad Ellam)  
  • Swanscombe Marsh “8.00-11.30 Botany Marsh / Meadow & Broadness”: 4 Song Thrush all in song, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 1 Water Rail h, 1 Stonechat f, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Raven, 30 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 2 Rock Pipit foreshore [f], 5 Turnstone f, 17 Lapwing f, 7 Redshank f, 28 Mallard river [r], 12 Gadwall r, 7 Teal r, 8 Cormorant r, 1 Great Black-backed Gull [c/r bird], 1 Common Sandpiper f (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 52 Redwing roost, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Goldcrest, 37 Common Gull, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard, 8 Black-headed Gull, 25 Rook roost, Reed Bunting owl_field, 7 Fieldfare roost [lowest count I have ever had in main winter period], 2 Grey Heron, 3 Tawny Owl, 3 Little Owl, 20 Canada Geese into roost (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit no1 reedbed still and showing well at times, Black Redstart lockwood s end still but often goes missing, Firecrest, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Grey Wagtail, 60 Linnet, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Water Rail, 6 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Shelduck, Meadow Pipit (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Rook [possibly 3 by Alex], 15 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Stonechat, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Gadwall, 2 Pochard (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Woodcock, 2 Shelduck (Bob Vaughan/Rob Sheldon)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 4 Little Grebe, 1-2 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: f Siskin, Common Snipe, 7 Teal (Garry James)

Monday 20th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest, Kingfisher, 10-20 Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Fairlop Waters: 18 Golden Plover, 52 Lapwing, 20 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 10 Shoveler, Common Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 10 Fieldfare, Kestrel (Steve Bacon)
  • Hendon "NW4": f Tawny Owl, {2 Red Fox} all at private site (Toby Mylett)
  • Middlesex University Campus: singing Goldfinch, {2+ Red Fox} (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: 4 Siskin E early-am (Twitter)
  • Pymmes Park: Grey Heron, 4m Common Pochard, 32 Tufted Duck 21m 11f, 14 Coot, no sign of Med Gull, 7+ Common Gull, 10 Collared Dove, Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, 2 Nuthatch pr, m Greenfinch singing, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Rainham RSPB: A very white looking gull swimming mid-channel on the falling tide. Size of Herring Gull with dark bill though distant. May have been 2nd winter Iceland (Pete Mantle)
  • Richmond Park: f Dartford Warbler [Ldn foy], Little Owl, 3 Woodcock (Colin Williams)
  • Waterworks NR: 2 Little Owl, 2 Stonechat, 5 Treecreeper, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, 6 Pochard, 9 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Graham Howie) [1]
  • Wanstead Flats "incl WeBs count": 14 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 73 Mallard, 65 Egyptian Goose, 271 Canada Goose, 64 Greylag Goose, 38 Mute Swan, 47 Coot, 31 Moorhen, Water Rail, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, 512 Common Gull, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 30+ Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, also 7 Linnet, Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 4 singing Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stonechat, 4 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, young Rook [earliest record–we are not looking hard enough] (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park "WeBs count": 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 73 Mallard, 4 Egyptian Goose, 19 Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 58 Coot, 35 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Cormorant, 8 Common Gull, 81 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (@WansteadBirding) Also Woodcock (Sean Kerrigan)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat m, 5 Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie) whereabouts on the Scrubs were the chat and the buntings - Oliver Flory

Sunday 19th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Kingfisher, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail, Peregrine, Redwing, 400+ Black-headed Gull, 36 Common Gull, 17 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Bedfont Lakes: 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Ruddy Shelduck [assume feral birds], 12 Redwing, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 18 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite (Andrew Peel/Nigel Dodd/LBC trip)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Linnet, 20 Common Snipe 14 fr main hide & 6 northern marsh, Water Rail calling opp main hide, Sparrowhawk, {Common Toad on path to northern marsh} (Roy Beddard, Tommy Root, Frank O'Sullivan, Bob Husband et al NW Ldn RSPB Grp monthly birdwalk)
  • Brockley Cemetery: Sparrowhawk, Jay, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Redwing, Green Woodpecker (Mike Edwards)
  • Broxbourne Woods: 2-3 Hawfinch (Andrew Middleton)
  • Crossness: incl 5 Stonechat, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Derby House Communal Gardens "NW4": Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Erith Pier: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls 3w 1w (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Common Snipe, Peregrine ad m (Sean Huggins)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": 2 Great Black-backed Gulls ad 1w W, Red Kite SW 1300 (Pete Mantle)
  • Holyfield Lake: Goosander f, 2 Goldeneye, Bullfinch (Sean Huggins)
  • Home Park: 16 Gadwall on rick pond (Mike Foster)
  • Hooks Marsh: Water Rail, 2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk ad m, Siskin (Sean Huggins)
  • Kentish Town: m Blackcap at Gaisford Street (Pete Mantle)
  • King George V Reservoir: 1m Smew, 1m Scaup again, 4 Goosander 2m 2f, 12 Goldeneye 4m 8f, 2 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, f Kestrel, 35 Meadow Pipit, 3 Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Aythya hybrid, f Hooded Merganser, Green Woodpecker (RSPB NE Ldn Grp)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 5 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, 1 Water Pipit, 3 Shelduck, Kestrel (WWT website); also 2 Water Pipit, 8 Common Snipe, Sparrowhawk (Andrew Self)
  • Moorhall Lake: 2 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 30+ Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler pr, Great Crested Grebe, Goldcrest, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • New River Walk "N1": 2f Blackcap (Allan Stewart)
  • Paddington Green: Golden Plover SW 15:18, followed by Common Buzzard S mobbed by Carrion Crow (Des McKenzie)
  • Park Road "NW4": 5+ House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Primrose Hill: Redpoll foy 0855-0950 then W (Twitter)
  • Putney Heath: 2 Firecrest both calling only 1 seen (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rotherhithe: Kingfisher greenland dock (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Southall: Common Buzzard drifting W 13:05 (Phil Belman)
  • Springfield Park "and Marshes": pr Wigeon on pond were there last week too, Water Rail by stream behind marina, Willow Warbler [presumably Chiffchaff], Chiffchaff, Redwing, 2 Stonechat (Jean-Patrick Elmes)
  • Staines Reservoirs: f/imm Long-tailed Duck s basin still on far bank nr new metal structure on bank, 11 Black-necked Grebe incl 10 n basin w end, 3 Little Grebe, f/imm Goosander s basin w end, 20 Goldeneye, 39 Lapwing, 1 Kestrel, 9 Meadow Pipit (Franko J Maroevic et al)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “15.00-16.30”: 78 Magpie, 1 Common Buzzard, 22 Greylag Goose, 2 Redwing, 1 Water Rail h, 2 Cetti's Warbler h (Roger Keith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Teal, 2 Pheasant m f, f escaped Goshawk [large commotion of 40+ Jackdaw several Crows & couple of parakeets going round in circles seeming agitated. Local Buzzards & Red Kites don't elicit this reaction. Walking on spotted a Buzzard sized raptor sitting in isolated oak. Looking through bins could see strongly dark-barred underparts strong flared supercilium to nape & yellow-orange eye. Watched for several minutes from less than 100m. I was suspicious it wasn't more wary. It then flew low In front of me into wood creating more panic & sadly had jingly jesses too obvious. Seemed bulkier than Buzzard & no other raptor put in an appearance. Seemed to have full crop. A tainted 8th raptor species for the site], 15 Lapwing in field by Old Ruislip Rd, 11 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch (Neil Anderson) Hi Neil, have you seen anyone flying a Goshawk there before? [Nick Tanner] Nick I've never seen a falconer anywhere in the area before so the bird may have come some distance. Neil
  • Thamesmead: 3 Caspian Gulls ad & two 1w, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls off Greenhaven Dr (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  • Totteridge Valley: 100 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Little Owl, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Teal, 3 Goldcrest, 200 Jackdaw (Tony Clancy, Brian Dawton); 2+ Common Gull, 3 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 6 Goldfinch, Greenfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Tufnell Park “Huddleston Rd”: m Blackcap (Reuben Braddock)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Bearded Tit h no1 reedbed, Black Redstart lockwood s end still, Firecrest, Common Sandpiper, 3 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Water Rail still jubilee pond, Little Owl, 2 Skylark, 3 Stock Dove, Stonechat, 6 Fieldfare, 11 Redwing, Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, Pochard, 2 Gadwall (Wanstead Birding); Caspian Gull 2w jubilee pond (Tony Brown)
  • Wanstead Park: Woodcock toward river over paddock (before thrushes had stopped singing, which may mean that it understood things would freeze up again tonight), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1-2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Stock Dove, Redwing, Siskin, Kingfisher, Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 5 Pochard (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore [TQ168935]: 1 Stonechat (Tony Blake)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows "brief dawn visit": m Sparrowhawk, 9 Fieldfare leaving roost, 5 Greenfinch leaving roost, {2 Fox} (Neil Anderson)
  • Wimbledon "High St": Grey Wagtail (Bob Smith)

Saturday 18th January 2020

  • Barnes "Lonsdale Rd": 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, 20+ Redwing (John Gordon)
  • Bethnal Green "Regent's Canal E2": 50+ House Sparrows east of Mare St Br in gdns backing onto canal (Harry Harrison)
  • Bow "Wennington Grn E3": 2 Mistle Thrushes (Harry Harrison)
  • Bushy Park: Red Kite over dukes head passage 14.45, Little Egret in stream by Hampton Court Rd 15.15 (Mike Foster)
  • Fairlop Waters: 1 Wigeon, 24 Golden Plover, 4 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 20 Fieldfare (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Mandarin Duck 3m 3f, 9 Reed Bunting 8f/imm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Greenford: Sparrowhawk chased by Crow by gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Heavers Meadow, Selhurst: 5+ Redwing, 2 Collared Dove (allotments), 2 House Sparrows (hedge),2 Greenfinch, Great-spotted Woodpecker over, 10 Black-headed and 1 Herring Gull over (Michael Mac)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden, Stockwell: pr House Sparrows on peanut feeder and they always come down for bread thrown down for pigeons (Michael Mac)
  • Hendon Park: Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Hollow Pond: 1f Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Green Woodpecker (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hooks Marsh: 2 Cattle Egrets roosting on island in lake early-am then 1+ on marsh aft (David Bradshaw)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Egyptian Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2+ Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Bittern 1 res lagoon n shore & 2 main lake n shore, 3 Pintail m f main lake & f grazing marsh, 2 Shelduck m f main lake, 3 Water Pipit main lake & grazing marsh, 1 Jack Snipe grazing marsh, 1 Chiffchaff grazing marsh/reed bed, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 11 Common Snipe grazing marsh (Martin Honey et al)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Sparrowhawk (Oliver Flory)
  • Millwall Docks: Cormorant, Black-headed Gull SE (Toby Mylett)
  • Millwall Park "E14": Jackdaw, 2 Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Mudchute Farm: Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Geese, Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, Collared Dove (Sean Huggins)
  • Primrose Hill: Linnet foy over early-am (Twitter)
  • Putney Heath: Firecrest, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk imm, 2 Mistle Thrush, c20 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Golden Plover, 50 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Rock Pipit, Water Pipit, 6 Stonechat (Andrew Self); Firecrest [found by others] (Michael Robinson)
  • Regent's Park "Queen Mary's Rose Garden": 2 vocal Peregrine Falcon in high speed chase 13:48, c12 Redwing, pr Blackcap at ivy berries, 3 Nuthatch (Des McKenzie)
  • River Thames "Millwall": Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 10 Shoveler, 6 Teal LNR, Little Egret, 3 Common Buzzard together, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 14 Redwing, m Blackcap by Reservoir Rd entrance, Rook over [my first here], m Greenfinch, {Early Moth by security lights} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Seventy Acre Lake: 2 Smew m rh north of bittern_hide (David Bradshaw)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 11 Black-necked Grebe 10 together n basin & 1 s basin (Stephen Fordred)
  • Stave Hill "really Russia Dock Woodland": Yellow-browed Warbler 15:15 off path ne of peter hills bridge. Very mobile and does not move with other small birds. (Nick Esse, Mike Wheeler and Richard)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: f Bearded Tit, Water Pipit, m Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 2 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 62 Linnet, 15+ Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 2 Shelduck (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret again (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Park: 6 Pochard, Nuthatch, Goldcrest (James Heal)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 4+ Little Grebe, 7 Redwing, 2 singing Song Thrush, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Grey Heron low over at dusk (Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 3 Teal, Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaff (Chris Farthing)

Friday 17th January 2020

  • Bushy Park: Little Egret nr water gdns 14.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Yellow-legged Gull ad in roost (Tony Blake)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Palmers Green, N13 "nr Morrisons": 4 Redwing feeding on cotoneaster berries 1600 (Robert Callf)
  • Perivale Park "my first visit here": f Kestrel, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 42 Common Gull, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, impressive mixed finch flock in dead seed mix area with 80+ Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 10+ Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: 12 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 200+ Common Gull (Friday BG)
  • Stave Hill "Russia Dock Woodland": Yellow-browed Warbler still 13.40 in trees over peter hills bridge (Roger Morton)
  • Sturgess Avenue "NW4": Mistle Thrush, 2 Starling, 5 House Sparrow 09:40-09:55 (Toby Mylett)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret (Keith Bates)

Thursday 16th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again w/ tit flock CA, Meadow Pipit SE foy, Chiffchaff, Redwing, 2 Peregrine, 3m Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Northfields "Blondin Park TQ165787": Egyptian Goose over, Common Buzzard perched in lime and calling regularly 08:00 (Des McKenzie)
  • Boston Manor Park: 9 Mandarin Duck, 4 Tufted Duck, c30 mobile Redwing along nature trail (Des McKenzie)
  • Brook Farm Open Space: Little Egret, 12 Redwing (John Colmans)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam) 
  • Ealing "W13": f Blackcap gdn (Bill Haines)
  • Edgware "Community Hospital": m Sparrowhawk bathing 1056-1105 in small pond behind DSU bldg (Andrew Haynes)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk m (John Bushall)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern n shore reservoir lagoon, 2 Pintail m f wader scrape, 2 Shelduck m f main lake [seen mating last week], 2 Water Pipit grazing marsh, 2 Jack Snipe grazing marsh incl 1 reported earlier (Martin Honey)
  • Mudchute Farm: 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Redwing, Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch (Sean Huggins)
  • Pymmes Park: Grey Heron, 24 Tufted Duck 17m 7f, ad Mediterranean Gull w/th yellow darvic ring again on playing field 1350 - 1415, 19 Common Gull, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 2 Jackdaw, f Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch (Robert Callf/Davey Leach)
  • Southall: Red Kite drifting S 12:50 (Phil Belman)
  • Springfield Park: 2 Wigeon m f, 9 Egyptian Goose, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Collared Dove (Marcin Kempa)
  • Stave Hill "Russia Dock Woodland": Yellow-browed Warbler showing first in holm oak 30m south of peter hills bridge then in willow above bridge calling, also Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Matthew Cunningham)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black Redstart lockwood res [s end] 1220, Goosander, Goldeneye (Alan Wilkinson) 
  • Wanstead Flats: singing Skylark, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 3 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, singing Blackcap, Little Owl (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: f Bullfinch, 6m Pochard, Water Rail, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birding)
  • Woodford Green: m Bullfinch and m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker both imaged at 1145 (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Little Egret on horse field (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 15th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again CA, 3m Shoveler, 6 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Tree Sparrow fr most-northerly hide along f/p on fdr behind pit viewable with telescope at least (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Cremorne Gardens "and adjacent Thames": Greylag Goose, 17 Teal, 12 Redwing, c20 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: 2 Song Thrush (John Bushall)
  • Hogsmill Open Space "Ewell": 2-3 Little Egret, Red Kite N, Song Thrush singing, 3 Cormorant (Isaiah Rowe)
  • [Regent's Park: 2 Blackcap m f by fountain in queen mary's gdn (Alan Lewis)
  • St James's Park: 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 18+ Common Pochard 15m 3f, Green Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Sevington Road "NW4": 6 House Sparrow, Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler by peter hills bridge still c1500 (Tony Stones)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “11.15-17.00, HT 16.30”: 1 Kestrel, 4 Cetti's Warbler h, 4 Song Thrush h, 13 Magpie, 110 Teal 79 on botany meadow flood [bmf] & 31 on river [r], 5 Shoveler bmf, 1 Wigeon bmf, 43 Greylag Goose bmf, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 3 Grey Heron at nests, 76 Mallard 47 bmf 29 r, 44 Gadwall r, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redshank r, 3 Turnstone broadness lighthouse HT roost, 8 Cormorant r, 212+ Black-headed Gull feeding on broadness HT inc CR 2HKK], 2 Great Black-backed Gull inc CR WF5T, 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Raven, 4 Coot, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Tufnell Park "Mercers Rd N19": 4+ Redwing, 4+ Fieldfare stripping pavement rowan berries outside my front window for two days (Mavis Pilbeam)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Black Redstart still showing well as y'day 1430 (Davey Leach)

Tuesday 14th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest in CA, 2 Shoveler (Matkus Pericic per Bob Watts)
  • Creekmouth: 2 Common Sandpipers, Curlew, 70 Redshank, Sparrowhawk, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Goldcrests, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Grey Wagtails, 3 Linnets, 2 Reed Buntings (Sean Huggins)
  • Crossness NR: Barn Owl, 3 Kestrel 2m f, Common Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 5 Little Grebe, 9 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 15 Pied Wagtail, 5 Cetti's Warbler h, Bearded Tit h, 3 Canada Goose, 2 Pheasant m (Bernie Weight); "Crossness Thames incoming tide" 62 Shelduck, c110 Gadwall, 18 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, c450 Teal, 119 Redshank, 132 Lapwing, 40 Dunlin, 12 Greylag Goose, 2 Curlew, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, Caspian Gull, Little Egret, Chiffchaff, 11 Cormorant (Bernie Weight)
  • Deptford Creek "Deptford": Pied Wagtail 09:50-09:55 (Toby Mylett)
  • Fairfield Avenue "NW4": 7 House Sparrow 08:35-08:40 (Toby Mylett)
  • Honor Oak Park "gdn": Dunnock, 4 Long-tailed Tit (Paul Francis)
  • Limehouse Basin: 2 Tufted Duck pr 09:30 (Toby Mylett)
  • Nicoll Place Green "NW4": Goldfinch 08:20-08:30 (Toby Mylett)
  • Town Park "Enfield": 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 3m Common Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck 6m 7f, 3 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 135+ Black-headed Gull, 3ad Common Gull, Herring Gull, 13 Magpie (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black Redstart lockwood res [s end] still 10:15-10:45 (Alastair Dent)

Monday 13th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again conservation wd, 3m Shoveler, Jackdaw, Peregrine (Bruce Carson per Bob Watts)
  • Bayswater "Lancaster Gate": Mistle Thrush alarm calling 06:00 then started singing. First one I've ever heard singing pre-dawn (Des McKenzie)
  • Boston Manor Park: 3 Mandarin Duck, 2 Mistle Thrush (Des McKenzie)
  • Brentford: Peregrine Falcon hunting pigeons over Great West Rd noon (Des McKenzie)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 5 Redwing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park "1230 - 1500": Grey Heron, 2ad Mute Swan incl darvic-ringed 4EIT, 46 Canada Goose, 5 Northern Shoveler 4m f, 17 Tufted Duck 9m 8f, 2ad Common Gull, 3 Mistle Thrush, 11 Magpie, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Fuller Street Communal Gardens "NW4": 3 Goldfinch singing (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": f Bullfinch still, Kingfisher on sanctuary pond, 30 Redwing (Reuben Braddock)
  • Hendon War Memorial "NW4": Starling SSE 09:25 (Toby Mylett)
  • Honor Oak Park "gdn": Stock Dove (Paul Francis)
  • Park Road "NW4": 5 House Sparrow 09:15-09:20 (Toby Mylett)
  • Putney Heath: 4 Shoveler on queensmere (Keith Bates)
  • Raynes Park: 40+ Starlings feeding on garden lawn (Paula Redmond)
  • Sidcup "King George's PF": tristis-type Chiffchaff in and about playground (Patrick English)
  • Southfields "SW18": 2 Coal Tit in mixed tit flock in back gdn - first time this winter (Martin Honey)
  • Southwark Park: 1 Peregrine, 1 Coal Tit (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Stave Hill "Russia Dock Woodland": Yellow-browed Warbler peter hills bridge c12:00, pr Egyptian Goose globe pond, 2 Coal Tit, c15 Redwing, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit (John & Janet Cadera, Richard Page-Jones)
  • Sunny Gardens Road "NW4": 5 Starling (Toby Mylett)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 2-3 Firecrest nr Crescent Wood Rd entrance (Balham Birder) obs'r name pls?
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 2 Common Snipe flying over reedbed on other side of flooded field (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Black Redstart lockwood res by south tower 0920-1430 (Walthamstow Birders); 2 Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, m Kestrel, Common Sandpiper, Goosander, 535 Black-headed Gull, 323 Coot, 301 Tufted Duck, 104 Canada Goose, 91 Herring Gull, 73 Cormorant, 71 Common Gull, 59 Mallard, 51 Gadwall, 41 Moorhen, 36 Teal, 29 Pochard, 24 Little Grebe, 20 Greylag Goose, 17 Mute Swan, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Egyptian Goose, 6 Goldeneye 4m 2f, Kingfisher (London Wildlife Trust)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Snipe, Shelduck, 9 Teal (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 12th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park "WeBS count": 39 Mallard, 6 Mallard hybrid, 4 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 43 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 30 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 31 Canada Goose, 576 Black-headed Gull, 54 Common Gull, 34 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Crested Grebe, also 2 Jackdaw N (APOG Birders)
  • Fishpond Wood LNR "incl Beverley Meads": Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard, 8 Song Thrush 7 singing (Paula Redmond)
  • Brent Park: 2 Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Goldcrest (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Greylag Goose, 28 Common Snipe (Andrew Self)
  • Carshalton Ponds: ringed Mediterranean Gull 2w late am w/ 250+ Black-headed Gulls (Arjun Dutta)
  • Chislehurst Common: 2+ Treecreeper (Jack Headley)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 24 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 1550 (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 2 Water Rail, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6+ Goldcrest, 1-2 Little Egret, 12 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, Cormorant N, 12+ Long-tailed Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail, 3 Meadow Pipit in grass nr boating pond, Kingfisher showing well at bird sanctuary (Jamie Cedar)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye 2cy, 48 Pochard, 20 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Mediterranean Gull ad in roost, 1 Great Black-backed Gull in roost (Tony Blake)
  • Hyde Park: Yellow-legged Gull 2w (Dante Shepherd)
  • Kensington "Green W8 15:20": 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 singing Song Thrush (John Watson)
  • Kew Gardens: 30 Greylag Goose (Peter Hart)
  • Lamorbey Park: Little Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, Jay (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Water Pipit, Bittern, Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 9 Common Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Peregrine, f Pheasant (WWT website)
  • Morden Hall Park: Red Kite NW 09:49, Kingfisher (Alan Wilkinson, Arjun Dutta)
  • Nicoll Place Green "NW4": 2 Starling (Toby Mylett)
  • Ponders End Lake "Webs count": 229 Black-headed Gull, 124 Coot, 78 Gadwall, 46 Teal, 34 Canada Goose, 11 Lapwing, 7 Pochard, 6 Wigeon, Common Snipe, Water Rail (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Regent's Park: Teal m, 3m Wigeon (Des McKenzie)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": Little Egret, 2 Starling, Dunnock (Toby Mylett)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler 10:20 peter hills bridge, 10 Long-tailed Tit (Allan Stewart)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: 12 Starling, 7 House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Town Park "Enfield": Cormorant, Grey Heron, 4m Common Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck 5m 6f, 178 Black-headed Gull incl yellow darvic-ringed 2JBP, 11 Common Gull, Stock Dove (Robert Callf)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1 Yellow-legged Gull 2cy, 2 Great Black-backed Gull ad 2cy (James Heal)

Saturday 11th January 2020

  • Battersea Park Lake: 1 pr Gadwall, 3 Mandarin, 20 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe approx 16 Grey Heron nests down 50% in 10 years, 60 Black-headed, 1 Common, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Michael Mac)
  • Boxer's Lake: 4 Grey Heron 2ad 2imm, Egyptian Goose, 4 Common Pochard 3m f, 8 Tufted Duck 4m 4f, 85+ Black-headed Gull incl yellow darvic-ringed (probably Polish bird - T8UC), 4 Common Gull 2ad 2nd-winter & 1st-winter, Jay, m Muntjac nearby in Lonsdale 'spinney' (Robert Callf)
  • Crayford: 2 Caspian Gulls 3w 2w, Yellow-legged Gull 1w on jolly farmers late a'noon (Rich Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  • Erith Pier: 4 Caspian Gulls 2w & three 1w, ad Mediterranean Gull with a gammy leg (Rich Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Reed Bunting (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still showing well (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Hendon "NW4": Little Owl at private site (Toby Mylett)
  • Leg O Mutton NR "part of WeBS count": Shelduck, 43 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Stock Dove, 4+ Redwing, singing Cetti's Warbler, [Common Seal on river close to surrey side] (Neil Anderson)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Bittern main lake, 3 Shelduck 2 main lake 1 wader scrape, 4 Pintail 2 wader scrape 2 reservoir lagoon, Goldeneye sheltered lagoon, 3 Water Rail main lake & south route & main reedbed, 16 Redwing sheltered lagoon & QE walk, 9 Common Snipe, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Jack Snipe all grazing marsh, 1 Peregrine on ch x hospital (WWT website/Martin Honey et al)
  • Moore [sic] Place Golf Course, Esher: Hawfinch [Ldn foy] seven sisters copse (BirdGuides)
  • Nicoll Place Green "NW4": 4+ House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakwood Park: Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, Stock Dove, 9 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: White-fronted Goose, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Golden Plover, 2 Ruff, Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 3 Fieldfare (Andrew Self); "Purfleet Marshes" incl 2 Brent Goose, 2 Little Gull [Ldn foy], 3 Water Pipit (Nigel Harris via BirdTrack); also incl Iceland Gull juv, 5 Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad 3w (Alan Shearman, Jonathan Wasse per ELBF FB)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Peregrine, Common Buzzard, 4 Teal, 75 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Firecrest still, Peregrine, m Kestrel, m Sparrowhawk, 4 Linnet, 4 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Walthamstow Birders); Common Sandpiper, 13 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch, Little Egret, Kingfisher (LNHS walk)
  • Wanstead Flats: Caspian Gull 2w on jubilee pond (Tony Brown)

Friday 10th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Egyptian Goose, 3m Shoveler, Redwing, 5 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Balham: f Blackcap pm [replacing m that has been visiting my bird feeders and crab apple tree since early dec] (Nick Moll)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 9 Reed Bunting 8f/imm & m - Despite statements to the contrary in winter atlas fem/imm outnumber males in winter flocks - in recent winters (Robert Callf)
  • Greenwich Park: 13 Redwing in deer_pen (Peter Charles)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, Meadow Pipit in willow clump at meg's pond (Pete Mantle); 2 yellow-legged gull on cricket pitch again [when before? James Levy] Yesterday I think around 2pm sorry I didn't report it before- Jamie, 2 Kestrel over school, 5 Redwing still outside tescos next to heath, but no Blackcaps there today (Jamie Cedar)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden/Stockwell: 1 f House Sparrow on feeder last few days, 10 over the Christmas period (Michael Mac)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 11 Shoveler, 64 Pochard, Little Owl, vocal Green Woodpecker, Skylark over 11:22 (Des McKenzie)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Common Buzzard ne, 2 Pied Wagtail, pr Herring Gull roof prospecting at old food research bldg (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Goldcrest, Goldeneye, 4+ Cetti's Warblers, 3 Shelduck main lake, 3 Bittern 1 reservoir lagoon 2 main lake, 15 Common Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe, Water Pipit both grazing marsh (Simon Fogg)
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Iceland Gull wennington marsh 10.20 then flew towards tip (Sean Huggins); Iceland Gull then at coldharbour pt 11:00, also Ruff, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, Barn Owl, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 55 Rook, 2 Water Pipit, Rock Pipit (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Regent's Park: Water Rail showing well fr hanover br [east end] 08:45-08:55 (Des McKenzie)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Stonechat nr pembroke lodge, 17 Pochard, 20 Shoveler, 4 Kestrel, 1 Coal Tit singing (Keith Bates); 40 Shoveler, 29 Pochard, 9 Grey Herons 5 at nest, 97 Common Gull, Little Owl calling, 5 Redwing (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull); 170+ Common Gull, Common Buzzard (Friday BG); 2 Woodcock at dusk (Max Buckley)
  • Sturgess Avenue "NW4": 5 House Sparrow 09:45-09:55 (Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “11.00-14.15 Botany Marsh / Meadow and Broadness midday HT“: 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 22 Greylag Goose, 20 Magpie, 5 Stonechat 2pr 1m, m Marsh Harrier carrying food, 1 Raven h, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Great Black-backed Gull inc usual CR WF5T river [r], 16 Reed Bunting foreshore [f], 9 Cormorant r, 6 Turnstone broadness lighthouse roost, 178 Black-headed Gull r, 1 Grey Wagtail f, 2 Common Gull r, 41 Teal r, 35 Mallard r, 22 Gadwall r, 32 Redshank f, 1 Curlew f, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose r (Roger Keith)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Peregrine, 5 Chiffchaff, Firecrest both next to main c/p (Barry Jones); 3 Shelduck, Goldeneye, Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, 16 Grey Heron 8 nests occupied (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Stonechat, 4 singing Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10 Meadow Pipit, Water Rail, Little Owl, 2 Stock Dove (Wanstead Birding)
  • Waterworks NR "pitch'n'putt": Treecreeper, 2 Stonechat, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, Coal Tit, Little Owl on hackney marshes side of river (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Shelduck, 6 Teal, Common Snipe, Shoveler, 2 Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 9th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again CA, 4m Shoveler (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Redwing, Blackcap m (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 9 Reed Bunting 8f/imm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush singing, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, Common Gull, 90 Black-headed Gull, 2 Jay, 6 Long-tailed Tit (Bernie Weight)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret 08:45 (Neil Batten)
  • Kensington Gardens: Tawny Owl vocal 06:50 (Des McKenzie)
  • Kenwood House "Wood Pond": 3 Siskin 2m f alders, Goldcrest, 3 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush (David Martens)
  • Camley Street NP "Camley St": Cetti's Warbler singing in scrub opp coroners ct early am (Paul White)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Goldcrest, 1 Goldeneye, 4+ Cetti's Warblers (Martin Honey); 1 Shelduck, 2 Pintail both main lake, 1 Bittern res lagoon, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Water Pipit both grazing marsh, 1 Siskin wildside (WWT website)
  • Pymmes Park: ad Mediterranean Gull PF e side again 2.30pm, 8 Redwing, Nuthatch, pr Shoveler on Lake (Davey Leach)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup no4 res, Firecrest still by main c/p (James Palmer)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret (Keith Bates)

Wednesday 8th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 5m Shoveler, 5 Pochard 3m 2f, 35 Common Gull, 350 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher, 15 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest (APOG Birders)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park:: Siskin reported (per John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hackney Marshes "from Friends Bridge to Homerton Rd": 43 Mallard, 56 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose, 25 Coot, 24 Moorhen, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Little Owl, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Marcin Kempa)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: c200 Chaffinches, with 2+ Bramblings in wild bird seed crop (SE Herts RSPB 'Wednesday Walkers')
  • Holyfield Lake: c10 Goosander, m Pintail just above weir (SE Herts RSPB 'Wednesday Walkers')
  • Kentish Town: m Blackcap feeding on semi-wild kiwi fruit in Gaisford St (Pete Mantle)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Pied Wagtail 09:06 (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner "Lloyd Ct": [4 Pipistrelle Bats around the tree tops 15:45 onwards. Bat detector at hand.] (Richard Francis)
  • Rainham Marshes: 135 Shoveler, 40 Pintail, 31 Pochard, Water Rail, 93 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 300 Dunlin, 2 Yellow-legged Gull 2cy, Caspian Gull ad wennington, Caspian Gull/hybrid 2cy on river), Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier ad f & 2cy, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 4 Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 31 Jackdaw, 67 Rook, Chiffchaff, Firecrest woodland area still, 10 Redwing, 21 Fieldfare, 8 Stonechat, 4 Water Pipit riverbank & aveley bay, 4 Rock Pipit (Niall Keogh, Sam Jones, João de Brito)
  • Regent's Park: m Shelduck, 3 Wigeon 2m f, Little Owl, m Tawny Owl h 0735, m Kestrel, 2f Blackcap, {2 bat sp} (Twitter)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": singing m Song Thrush 09:22 [unusual for site] (Toby Mylett)
  • Southbank: Jackdaw perched in Undercroft trees 09:55 (Toby Mylett)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler peter hills bridge 10:40, 15+ Redwing, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Firecrest on monthly count (Dave Clark)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Firecrest by main c/p, 3 Goosander, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechats, 5 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Woodford Green: Sign of the times, Pipistrelle Bat hawking insects above bedroom window 16.30-16.35pm. (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 7th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 4m Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead Lake": Caspian Gull 2w roosted evg (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret behind dam, 1000+ Jackdaw at roost (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard 1 being harassed by 8 Crows, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Pochard, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness "Thames low tide": incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 48 Shelduck, 97 Shoveler, 10 Wigeon, c70 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 12 Cormorant, 12 Redshank, c120 Dunlin, 16 Greylag Goose, 6 Canada Goose, 145 Lapwing, c500 Teal (Bernie Weight)
  • Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret (Simon Papps)
  • Hogsmill Open Space "Ewell": 1 Little Egret on riverbank 08:40 viewed fr train (Neil Batten)
  • Hyde Park: Little Owl in lime tree nr henry moore sculpture, m Red-crested Pochard, 51 Egyptian Goose, 6 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 36 Pochard, 98 Tufted Duck, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Peregrine (Niall Keogh, João de Brito)
  • Islington "Mildmay": 5 Redwing (Jon Agar)
  • Kentish Town: Peregrine circling over stn 07:50 (Reuben Braddock)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern still, Jack Snipe, Water Pipit still (BirdGuides)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest still on river bank behind old generator cage, 3 Goldcrest (Alastair Dent)
  • Pinner: Kestrel (Nigel Barratt)
  • Pymmes Park: ad Mediterranean Gull back on e side of PF 1400, f Peregrine nearby on tower block, 4 Redwing, 2 Nuthatch pr, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Davey Leach)
  • Rainham RSPB: Short-eared Owl still (BirdGuides)
  • Raynes Park: 2 Pied Wagtail opp raynes pk stn (Paula Redmond)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 2 Smew still, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit still betw bridges over r colne 1210 (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoirs: f/imm Long-tailed Duck s basin still, 7 Black-necked Grebe together n basin am (John Edwards)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler vocal & showing well in salix and holm oak nr peter hill bridge 10:48-11:00 at least (Des McKenzie); Yellow-browed Warbler still 11:30, Sparrowhawk flew through nearby 11:38 (John Birkett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Black Duck Marsh 14.30-16.00 LT”: 2 Stonechat pr, 3+ Marsh Harrier 2f m. 3 Reed Bunting f, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Mistle Thrush (Roger Keith)
  • Victoria Embankment Gardens "Whitehall Gardens": Firecrest singing 07:50, 2 Goldcrest (Nick Senior)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Firecrest still along stream by main-entrance c/p, 2 Goosander 1m 1f, 2 Goldeneye 1m 1f, 2 Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit (Niall Keogh)
  • Wanstead Flats: Water Rail still on jubilee, f Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 14 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 64+ Egyptian Goose, Reed Bunting, 9 Linnet, Grey Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 11 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl (Wanstead Birding)
  • West Thurrock “foreshore 15.00 LT viewed fr Greenhithe”: 22 Avocet, 1 Curlew, 8 Shelduck (Roger Keith)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Water Rail, Shelduck, 8 Teal 6m 2f, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting (Niall Keogh, Chris Farthing, Tony Butler)

Monday 6th January 2020

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Firecrest at scare.frog.swear in same location as y'day (Chris Farthing)
  • Alexandra Park: 4 Shoveler 2m 2f, 5 Pochard 3m 2f, Peregrine, 25+ Redwing, 47 Common Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Boston Manor Park: 11 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard pursued low E over lake 08:33, 4 Collared Dove over, Linnet (Des McKenzie)
  • Bushy Park: 4 Stonechat (Spencer Neal)
  • Cassiobury Park: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Mandarin Duck (Charlie Farrell)
  • Clapham Common: ad Mediterranean Gull (Nick Rutter)
  • Eagle Pond: Caspian Gull ad still 1055 (BirdGuides)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Blackcap m f (Samuel Levy)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still (BirdGuides)
  • Honor Oak "Park gdn SE23"; m Great Spotted Woodpecker fdr (Paul Francis)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern still, 2 Water Pipit still am (BirdGuides)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Redwing, Nuthatch calling 09:28, Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Mudchute: 9 Monk Parakeet thermopylae gate (Niall Keogh)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": Jackdaw [unusual for site] (Toby Mylett)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 2 Smew m rh still am (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit betw 2 bridges (Peter Carlill)
  • Staines Reservoir: 9 Black-necked Grebe still am (BirdGuides)
  • Stave Hill Ecological Park: Yellow-browed Warbler vocal & showing well by peter hills bridge TQ361800 10:40-10:50, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Redwing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Niall Keogh)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: Firecrest (Steven Robinson)
  • The Barbican: 1 Peregrine chased by crows down Aldersgate St (Rhys Evans)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 2+ Rook behind pumpkin field w/ Jackdaws, 2 Water Rail calling, 6 Tree Sparrows at feeders, [Atlantic Canary] at willows fm c/p still showing well otherwise quiet with high water level on all pits, 0 Goldeneye seen (Jo Edwards)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "Coppermill Fields NR just past railway line from marshes": 50+ Linnets on railway wire, Goldcrest nr path 13:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: ad Dark-bellied Brent Goose late am - early aft only (David Bradshaw et al); Kingfisher on low bush by stream next to main c/p 13:45 (Sue Barry); 2 Goosander, Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff (Daniel Whitelegg); Firecrest still in c/p (Terry Rawlins)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 8 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Teal, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, Siskin, Grey Wagtail, 45+ Redwing, 6 Stock Dove (Wanstead Birders)

Sunday 5th January 2020

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Firecrest just south of isaac watts monument (Tony Butler per Chris Farthing)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Jack Snipe, 3 Water Pipit still (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, Kingfisher, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Redwing, Dunnock (Toby Mylett et al)
  • Chingford "South": pr Goosander, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff on R Lee flood-relief channel by Costco (Allan Stewart)
  • Crayford: 1w Caspian Gull viridor recycling centre mid a'noon (Rich, Rosie and Karen Bonser)
  • Dollis Brook "Argyle Rd - Finchley TC": Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Starling, 4 Redwing, 12 House Sparrow [my first in this area for 3+ yrs], Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Erith: 1w Caspian Gull at Erith Pier early a'noon, also 4 Yellow-legged Gulls [1 3w & 2 2w & 1 1w] (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Blackcap m f, Green Woodpecker, 4 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit (Samuel Levy)
  • Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments "and Fulham Palace": c25 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Fuller Street Communal Gardens "NW4": 2 Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath: 9 Mandarin Duck 5m 4f, 6 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 40 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Stock Dove, 255 Black-headed Gull, 1-2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 10 Jackdaw, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Redwing (Niall Keogh)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access": 2 Great Northern Diver still (BirdGuides)
  • Leyton Flats: 2 Kestrel, Herring Gull, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 105 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Jay (Matt Williams)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern still, 2 Water Pipit still am (BirdGuides)
  • Moorhall Lake: 3 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Chaffinch, Grey Heron (Nigel Barratt)
  • Nursery Walk "NW4": 5+ Starling, 3 Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakwood Park: 3 Canada Goose, 4 Moorhen, Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, m Nuthatch, Treecreeper - my first here for a few years, 4 Jay, 14 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoir: f Long-tailed Duck still, 10 Black-necked Grebe, 15 Goldeneye (Andrew Self)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler still by albion bridge in holm oak, 2+ Coal Tits (Rich Bonser, Conrad Ellam); Yellow-browed Warbler then by peter hills bridge showing well 13.00 (Jon Agar); Firecrest TQ36127976 at 13:35 (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Sunny Hill Park: 4 Redwing (Toby Mylett)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: c14 Teal, m Pheasant, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Common Snipe, 5 Skylark, flock 34 Meadow Pipit (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmead: ad-type Caspian Gull [or most likely hybrid] off Princess Alice Way late-am (Rich Bonser)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 96 Canada Geese, 3 Teal, Reed Bunting, 15 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 20 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 8 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 40 Starling, 160 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Siskin, 2 Bullfinch (Totteridge Valley Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: Little Owl (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 5+ Little Grebe, 3+ Redwing, 2 calling Goldcrest, Egyptian Goose, Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Waterworks NR: 14 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Little Egret, Little Owl pitch & putt, 3 Treecreeper pitch & putt, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Goldcrest (Graham Howie) [2]
  • Woolwich: Caspian Gull x Herring Gull 2w [ringed X90A yellow] king henry's wharf late-am (Rich Bonser)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 3 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 46 Common Gull, 24 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 4th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: m Shoveler, Kingfisher, 5 Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 7 Water Pipit still (BirdGuides)
  • Brockley Cemetery: Fieldfare, Coal Tit, Wren, 15 Long-tailed Tit (Mike Edwards)
  • Epping Station Gardens: 27 Jackdaw, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Fairlop Waters: 16 Golden Plover, 2 Common Snipe, Pochard, Shoveler, Gadwall, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Red-legged Partridge, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Reed Bunting 4f/imm & 2m (Robert Callf)
  • Footscray Meadows: 9 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail, 3-4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush (Mike Amos)
  • Fuller Street Communal Gardens "NW4": Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenwich O2: 1 Chiffchaff (Mike Paice)
  • Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret, 2 Common Buzzard (Andrew Self); 2 Cattle Egret still w/ Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, {2 Muntjac} (Neil Anderson)
  • Hendon "NW4": Little Owl at private site (per Toby Mylett)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Great Black-backed Gull in roost (Tony Blake)
  • Holyfield Farm: 2 Common Buzzard, pr Stonechat (Neil Anderson)
  • Holyfield Lake: 3 Red-crested Pochard 2m f, f Goosander (Andrew Self); also 3 Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret (Neil Anderson)
  • Horsenden Hill "West": c90 Linnet, c80 Redwing (Martin Smith)
  • Kendal Avenue "CM16": 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Starling (Toby Mylett)
  • Kentish Town: m Blackcap at Gaisford St am (Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Water Pipit still am (BirdGuides)
  • Margravine Cemetery: singing Mistle Thrush, c5 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Hall Park: Water Pipit still am (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham Marshes: Caspian Gull 1ad Wennington, 3 Short-eared Owl aveley bay, 2 Ruff, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Curlew (Steve Bacon); 4 Short-eared Owl over aveley bay saltmarsh am (BirdGuides)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 12 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Redwing, Fieldfare, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pheasant, 3+ Goldcrest, 2ad Lesser-Black-backed Gull, 20+ Gadwall, 3 Pochard, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail h, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 2 Smew m rh, 2 Raven (Andrew Self); 2 Red Kite, Water Rail fr hide, 2 Treecreeper in mixed tit flock, {10+ Fallow Deer in field south of Fishers Green Ln} (Neil Anderson)
  • Staines Reservoir: f/imm Long-tailed Duck s basin still, 8 Black-necked Grebe still am (BirdGuides)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler by peter hills bridge still 12:00 & 12:45 (Steven Robinson); Firecrest in holm oak nr southern end of park (Conrad Ellam)
  • The Green, Epping: 32+ Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Theydon Grove Lake, Epping: 13 Jackdaw, 6 Starling, 24 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Thrifts Hall Farm "CM16": Red Kite (Toby Mylett et al)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Goosander, Shelduck, 23 Gadwall, c20 Teal, 5 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, 67 Common Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Water Rail, 2 Pheasant (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: pr Stonechat, m Pochard, 7 Gadwall (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Woodcock (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wintry Wood: 4 Jackdaw, Ring-necked Parakeet, Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, Linnet, 2 House Sparrow, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett et al)

Friday 3rd January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still but highly elusive, 2 Redwing, Shoveler, Peregrine, Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Borehamwood: 2 Red Kite (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brookmill Park: 1m Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing (Mike Paice)
  • Erith: Lesser Whitethroat [Ldn fos/Ldn foy - prob eastern ssp] on industrial estate (BirdGuides)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still (BirdGuides)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access": 2 Great Northern Diver still (BirdGuides)
  • Lammas Park "2:15pm": 25+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Tit (Terry Jones)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bitter still, Water Pipit still am (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham Marshes: Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 7 Avocet, Water Rail, 2 Caspian Gull ad 1w, Yellow-legged Gull ad 1w, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 20+ Rook (Andrew Self); 5 Marsh Harrier, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, juv White-fronted Goose wennington, 3ad Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Golden Plover, Kingfisher, 105 Redshank, 3 Stonechat (Arjun Dutta, Sam Levy et al)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: local Red Kite slowly wheeling over, 17 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl, 6 Redwing, numerous Nuthatch & Treecreepers (FRPBG, Phil Davies, Paula Redmond)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Smew rh still (BirdGuides)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler still by albion bridge 1030 but elusive (Alastair Dent); Yellow-browed Warbler briefly at peter hills bridge 1200 (Richard Page-Jones); also Kingfisher, c50 Redwing, Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie)
  • Stonards Farm "CM16": 2+ Red Kite, 2+ Common Buzzard (per Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “11.00-13.45 Black Duck Marsh to Broadness": 2 Marsh Harrier m f, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Reed Bunting m, 6 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck m, 1 Grey Heron at nest, 2 Stonechat pr, 19 Jackdaw, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon on south cross river pylon, 1 Rock Pipit foreshore, 19 Teal river [r], 32 Gadwall r, 12 Mallard r, 1 Common Sandpiper foreshore, 4 Cormorant r (Roger Keith)
  • Walpole Park "1:45-2pm": 2 Nuthatch calling, 1 Goldcrest, 11+ Long-tailed Tit, 40+ Redwing feeding, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit (Terry Jones)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Firecrest, 3 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1000+ Common Gull, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 8 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 13 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Bullfinch 2f, 2 Nuthatch, 7 Pochard 4m, 5m Teal, 3 Goldcrest, 3 singing Stock Dove (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Thurrock “11.30 foreshore all fr Swanscombe”: 16 Avocet, 6 Curlew, 23 Shelduck (Roger Keith)

Thursday 2nd January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Treecreeper, 4 Redwing, m Shoveler, 4 Pochard 3m f, 63 Common Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Stonechat (Spencer Neal)
  • Canada Water: Peregrine over stn (Samuel Levy)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 3 Bullfinch, Redwing, Mistle Thrush Steve Bacon)
  • Eagle Pond: ad Caspian Gull still, 8 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 51 Tufted Duck (Samuel Levy)
  • Edmonton "Church St RG": 21 Common Gull incl three first-winter - incomplete count (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Blackcap m f (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows "brief visit": Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Jay, Chaffinch, Lesser Black-backed Gull, c90 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Friday Lake: Smew am (BirdGuides)
  • Grovelands Park: Red Kite (Clive Herbert)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still am (BirdGuides)
  • Hampstead Heath: Kingfisher again at sanctuary pond, 10 Common Gulls around highgate ponds but very few ducks here at present (Pete Mantle)
  • Heathrow: 2m Smew (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Glaucous Gull [Ldn fos/Ldn foy] 1610 (BirdGuides)
  • Kensington Gardens: Red-crested Pochard, pair of Great Crested Grebe copulating, singing Cetti's Warbler (Des McKenzie)
  • Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": 2 Little Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, Peregrine, Song Thrush, 2 Jackdaw (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, f Goldeneye, pr Pintail, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Water Pipit, singing Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest still feeding in holm oak by river, Cetti's Warbler singing nearby (Alastair Dent)
  • Nonsuch Park: 4 Teal, Kestrel, 20+ Redwings (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Northumberland Heath "Brook St": 20+ Redwings around school field (Harry Halstead)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Caspian Gull ad 1w wennington marsh (Sean Huggins); Glaucous Gull reported (BirdGuides)
  • South Norwood CP: Treecreeper (Steven Robinson)
  • Staines Reservoir: f/imm Long-tailed Duck s basin still, f Scaup n basin am, 5 Black-necked Grebe still s basin (BirdGuides)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler still 11am, also Coal Tits, Goldcrests, drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Quentin Given); also 16 Redwing, Yellow-browed Warbler still present till 12:15 ranging quite some distance from the bridge (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Firecrest still nr c/p, 8 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames: ad Caspian Gull still Xcel LC 1445 (BirdGuides)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Little Owl 16:30-17:00 at least (Nick Rutter)

Wednesday 1st January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Eurasian Teal m [first since 2018], m Shoveler, 57 Common Gull, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Black Jack's Mill, Harefield: f/imm Goosander on r colne (John Edwards)
  • Brent Park: 2 Mute Swan (per Toby Mylett)
  • Broadwater Lake: m Red-crested Pochard, Raven W dusk. The gull roost held hardly any large gulls but many thousands of Black-headed Gull. (John Edwards)
  • Bushy Park: Kingfisher, 3 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 3 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel, 3 Nuthatch, 7 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Song Thrush (Spencer Neal)
  • Fairlop Waters: Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Golden Plover, 1 Woodcock, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Teal, 2 Little Owl, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare (Steve Bacon/Neil Twyford/Alan Thomas)
  • Fishers Green Goosefield: 5 Russian White-fronted Goose flew off toward Holyfield Lake then E 1130 (BirdGuides)
  • Gunpowder Park: 2 Goosander, Water Rail, Peregrine, 2 GrebirdGuides)en Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Simon Papps)
  • Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret still, 3 Little Egret, Water 9Rail (Simon Papps); "1pm" also 2 Common Snipe, Kingfisher (Davey Leach)
  • Hendon "NW4": 5 Starling 09:45, {3 Red Fox early-am} all at private site (Toby Mylett)
  • Holyfield Lake "Lea Valley": 1 White-fronted Goose on flooded field s of grand weir hide (Davey Leach); 2 Black-necked Grebe 1330 (BirdGuides)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 3 Jack Snipe at The Moors still (BirdGuides)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access": 2 Great Northern Diver still (BirdGuides)
  • Kensington Gardens "44 spp": incl 3 Wigeon round pond, 13 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper (Des McKenzie)
  • KGV Reservoir "S Basin 11am-12pm": m Scaup, 13 Goldeneye 6m 7f 2 Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 4 Wigeon 2pr (Davey Leach)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern still, 3 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, Chiffchaff, Goldeneye (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Pied Wagtail 09:58 (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Hall Park: 19 Meadow Pipit into roost, also 4 Cetti's Warblers, 3+ Water Rail, Common Snipe at dusk (Arjun Dutta)
  • New River Walk "N1": pr Blackcap, 10 Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, 6 Goldfinch, 6 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Dunnock, 3 Wren, 4 Robin, 2 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon on nest (Allan Stewart)
  • Oakwood Park: 2 Northern Shoveler pr, Stock Dove, 14 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush incl singing m, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 3 Nuthatch 2m f, 3 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Paddington Green "Hilton Metropole W2": Peregrine Falcon on ledge to 10:15 at least (Des McKenzie)
  • Pinner "Lloyd Ct": 2 Tawny Owl m f duet calling behind house 01:20. First birds heard this year (Richard Francis)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 11 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Water Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 22 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera); Little Egret, 57 Redshank, 40 Shelduck, 8 Redwing, 6 Curlew, 87 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Marsh Harrier, 518 Wigeon, 172 Shoveler, 16 Cetti's Warbler, 22 Pintail, 28 Gadwall, 84 Common Snipe, 397 Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl, 3 Water Pipit, 33 Pochard, 4 Stonechat, 2 Ruff, 7 Fieldfare, 11 Avocet, Great Crested Grebe, f Blackcap, 1438 Dunlin, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, [Bar-headed Goose] (Samuel Levy); also Oystercatcher, 1+ Golden Plover (via BirdTrack)
  • Richmond Park: flock of Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker all in one tree s of pen ponds (Tim Vine)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: f/imm Smew, Water Rail, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Staines "Railway Stn": m White Wagtail (John Warren)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4-6 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Goosander, 10+ Goldeneye (John Warren)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 17 Teal, 2m Pheasant, 2 Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Snipe, 3 Skylark, c18 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 13 Redwing, 2 perched Rook (Neil Anderson)
  • Troy Mill Lake "West Hyde": 4 Chiffchaff, m Goosander (John Edwards) Wildfowl numbers in the Colne Valley at their lowest for many years due to the mild weather with very little of anything [JE]
  • Victoria Park: Nuthatch [only my 2nd record here], 2 Goldcrest, 10 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush 1 singing (Harry Harrison)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit in No1 reedbed although only f showing well, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Water Rail, Goosander, Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing N, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 22 Redwing, 2 Coot unusual here (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Skylark, 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 8 Song Thrush 5 singing, 3 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 9 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, f Pochard, 15 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Water Rail still on jubilee, Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, Coal Tit, 5 Stock Dove, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Teal, 4 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 6 Redwing, Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 1 Goosander, 2 Egyptian Geese, 20+ Goldeneye (John E. Warren)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Red Kite, Kestrel, 69 Common Gull, 32 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

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