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Reports posted here can be added to the LNHS database for use in the London Bird Report. To make yours eligible, please send your email address to the [http://www.lnhs.org.uk/index.php/about-us/lnhs-sections/london-bird-club London Bird Club Data Manager] so you can be contacted if a problem arises. A scalable map of the London recording area can be found [https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=216032194422888561245.0004d0d3567d4eee37c8c&msa=0 here]. Please follow our [[Entries on Latest News page|standard format]] to assist automatic compilation of records into the database. (Note: there are some minor changes for records from 2019 onwards.)
   
Please list sightings alphabetically by site. '''Only report sightings of wide interest rather than listing all common birds''' ''(the latter may be recorded on the [[General sightings]] page)''. DO NOT post details of nesting by scarce breeding birds (those included in [https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/our-work/our-positions-and-casework/our-positions/wild-birds-and-the-law/wildlife-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/schedules Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended]). Any s uch reports will be removed; please submit them instead to the appropriate [http://www.lnhs.org.uk/index.php/about-us/lnhs-sections/london-bird-club LNHS bird recorder].
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Please list sightings alphabetically by site. '''Only report sightings of wide interest rather than listing all common birds''' ''(the latter may be recorded on the [[General sightings]] page)''. DO NOT post details of nesting by scarce breeding birds (those included in [https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/our-work/our-positions-and-casework/our-positions/wild-birds-and-the-law/wildlife-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/schedules Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended]). Any such reports will be removed; please submit them instead to the appropriate [http://www.lnhs.org.uk/index.php/about-us/lnhs-sections/london-bird-club LNHS bird recorder].
   
== '''Saturday 12th October 2019''' ==
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 17 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
 
*The Brook BR5: 10+ House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, calling Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
 
*Woodford Green: Single Redwing in grdn. also Goldcrest, '''Firecrest''', Chiff Chaff, Song Thrush and male Blackcap by 11.55am.(Ken Murray)
 
   
== '''Friday 11th October 2019''' ==
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==='''Government Advice on Coronavirus'''===
*Alexandra Park: Skylark SW, 2 Swallow W, 2 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Peregrine, 10 Chiffchaff, m Blackcap (APOG Birders)
 
*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
 
*Richmond Park: 10 Little Egret at the Pen Ponds (Friday Bird Group)
 
* Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
 
*Wilcox Road - Stockwell: 7 House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
 
   
=='''Thursday 10th October 2019'''==
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'''''Please follow Government advice about coronavirus: do not make unnecessary journeys. People should only be birding from their homes or as part of a daily exercise (walk) in a local area. Under no circumstances should anyone travel to a site.'''''
*Alexandra Park: 0800 to 1115: Male '''Ring Ouzel ''' E appeared to land in trees near Wood Green Res 1005, Reed Bunting S, Skylark SW, 47 Jackdaw mostly E, 30 Greenfinch S, 3 Linnet S, 40+ Chaffinch, 8 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Redwing, Song Thrush, 2 Peregrine, 7 Chifchaff, adult Common Gull (APOG Birders)
 
*Bankside: '''Ring Ouzel''' flying around Tate Community garden at 9.00 but subsequently hiding deep in garden, Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap. No sign of Ring Ouzel at noon (Reuben Braddock)
 
*Epping Forest (Walthamstow Forest): '''Yellow-browed Warbler''' with mixed tit flock, 11am just north of A406 footbridge (Mike Smith)
 
*Forty Hall CP: 43 Canada Goose, 19 Black-headed Gull inc one with metal ring, 118 Feral Pigeon, 2 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
 
*Guy Lodge Farm: 2 ad Rook (Robert Callf)
 
*Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, '''Fieldfare''' W, Skylark W, 5 House Martins W, 25 Linnets S, 15 Chaffinches S, 3 Greenfinches S, 40 Meadow Pipits over. Also another '''Lesser Whitethroa'''t near bandstand, and a Blackcap at the first hedge (Pete Mantle)
 
*Primrose Hill: Common Buzzard NW 1020, juv f Peregrine S 0735 (Twitter)
 
*[[Rainham Marshes]]: 85 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Marsh Hattier, Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 16 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 182 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 6 Swallow, 13 Skylark, Rock Pipit, 22 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Raven (Andrew Self)
 
*Rainham Aveley Bay:58 Black tailed Godwit,9 Avocet,1 Dunlin,1 Redshank ,9 Lapwing ,70 Shelduck,48 Teal ,Kestrel,2 Chiffchaff,2 Reed Bunting (Steve Bacon)
 
*Richmond Park: 8 Little Egret; '''Ring Ouzel''' (P.Pentek); 3 Red-crested Pochard, 16 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (J.Wilczur, S.Woolfenden)
 
*Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Meadow Pipit se, 1 Pied Wagtail (Neil Batten)
 
*[[Walthamstow Marshes]]: 2 Stonechat (1 N of boardwalk, 1 Leyton Marsh), Cetti's Warbler (in subsong by canal at Leyton Marsh), Kestrel, Skylark heard (Bomb Crater Field) (Alastair Dent)
 
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 20 Jackdaw, 1 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, loads of Chiffchaff, probably 20+ (Rhys Evans); Green Sandpiper, 7 Jackdaw, f Kestrel & Sparrowhawk (LB/ED-H).
 
*Wimbledon Common: 2 Meadow Pipit, the plain (Les Evans-Hill)
 
*Worcester Park “Gdn vismig 7:50-8:35”: 6 Linnet S, 4 Swallow S, 20 Meadow Pipit S, 7 alba Wagtail S/SW and 2+ Chaffinch SW (Isaiah V.Rowe)
 
   
== '''Wednesday 9th October 2019''' ==
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=='''Wednesday 1st April 2020'''==
*Alexandra Park: 0740 to 1105: 2 Great Black-backed Gull W adult & immature (FOY), 1w Common Gull, Redwing, 14 Meadow Pipit, 5 Swallow, 15 Chaffinch, Linnet, 4 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
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*Alexandra Park: 2 Greylag, 3 Shoveler, 10+ Chifchaff, 5+ Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders). Disorientated Red-Legged Partridge, in road near park end of Linzee Rd. around 14.30, seen and photographed by residents (per Jonathan Cooke). Provenance?
* Bankside: Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Little Egret upriver at 15.57 (Reuben Braddock)
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*Bloomsbury St Georges Gardens: m.Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Francis O'Sullivan)
*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam) 
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: Greylag Goose 2, Water Rail, 10 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Blackcap, '''Willow Warbler''', 13 Chiffchaff, Redwing (Andrew Self)
*Crossness NR: 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 16 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 4 Greylag Goose, 13 Canada Goose, 3 Chiffchaff. Thames and foreshore, outgoing tide: c450 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 30 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, c120 Redshank, 105 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Gadwall, Wigeon, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c600 Black-headed Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 42 Cormorant (Bernie Weight).  
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*Charing Cross Hospital: 3 Peregrine Falcon (another intruding bird, a juvenile) (Nathalie Mahieu)
*Fishers Green: House Martin (James Palmer) 
 
*Finchley: Garden N3 - f Sparrowhawk (Samuel Levy) 
 
*Grovelands Park 1405 - 1605: Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan pr & 3juvs, 4 Egyptian Goose pr & two first-winter - ad f BTO ring no 1420736, 22 Mandarin Duck 15m 7f, 7 Northern Shoveler 6m f, 17 Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard flew over mobbed by Carrion Crows 1505, Common Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Robert Callf) 
 
*Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill 07.00-09.00”: 2 Redwing, Song Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock). Parliament Hill 1100-1230: 4 Swallow SW (3+1), 2 Chiffchaff in Scrubs bushes, female Sparrowhawk ( F & S Tusa) 
 
*Holyfield Farm: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 6 Yellowhammer (James Palmer) 
 
*London Zoo: Chiffchaff, Swallow 2 (Sam Jones) 
 
*Morden Hall Park: 5 Siskin W, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff. (Arjun Dutta) 
 
*[[Middlesex Filter Beds]]: Cetti's Warbler, singing Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail (Alastair Dent)
 
*Primrose Hill "vismig 0650-0850": Common Snipe NW 0805, 9 Redwing, Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch (Twitter)
 
*Regent's Park: pr Wigeon (Twitter)
 
*River Avenue, N13: 8 Swallow flew S at 16:55 (Katy McGilvray)
 
*[[St James's Park]]: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
 
*Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Redwing s. (Neil Batten)
 
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 5 Stonechat, 10 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow (Rhys Evans); Wheatear, c30 Linnets (Lol Bodini).
 
*Wanstead Flats: 35 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat, 6 Skylark, 24+ Meadow Pipit, 4+ Chiffchaff, 7 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, Reed Bunting, Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
 
*Wimbledon Common: Stonechat, the plain (Les Evans-Hill)
 
   
== '''Tuesday 8th October 2019''' ==
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*Dollis Brook (Woodside Park): singing Blackcap, Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit (John Colmans) Finchley Tennis Club - Singing Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
* Alexandra Park: 13 Redwing, 10 Meadow Pipit, 16 Linnet SW, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Peregrine, Kingfisher, 3 Common Gull (first of autumn), 3 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
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*Finchley: Garden N3 - Singing Chiffchaff, 2 displaying Sparrowhawk, 25 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch N (1st Garden Record), singing m '''Brambling''' [2nd Garden Record and the 1st since Apr 2018] (Samuel Levy)
* Bankside: Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap 2m 3f, 3 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
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*Greenford to Hanwell Zoo (Brent corridor): 3 Grey Heron, 3 Common Buzzard high over "Bittern Field", 3 Red Kite low together by Ruislip Rd East, 7 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
* [[Brent Reservoir]]: North Marsh: 2 Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 6 Little Egret. East Marsh: 2 Little Egret, 10 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail. (Steve BlakeD) 
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*Grovelands Park: 3 Treecreeper, 4 Great-Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3m Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 12 Stock Dove, 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 4m 2f Mandarin, 3m 1f Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron (Paul Collins)
* Dagenham Chase: 64 Lapwing, 2 Snipe,1 '''Coal Tit, '''1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit,1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (Steve Bacon)
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*[[Hackney Marshes]]: Kingfisher, Little Owl, 20 Teal, 8 Gadwall (JW Davies) morning visit from Friends Bridge to Homerton road: 32 Teal, 15 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose, 20 Coot (2 nest), 15 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, pr Goldcrest, pr Green Woodpecker, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap singing, 10 Stock Dove (5 cooing),1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl (Marcin Kempa)
* Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill vismig 07.30-09.00": House Martin W, 10 Meadow Pipit, 12 Chaffinch over, 2 Grey Wagtail W, 2 Pied Wagtail N, Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
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*Hampstead heath- 3 Greylag geese landed briefly on mens pond 6:15am, 2 Reed bunting flew from reeds at S end of boating pond to island (1m& 1f), 5 Blackcap, 9 Shoveler, Nuthatch, 20 Redwing N, 20 present, regular C.Buzzard perched openly, 8 Greenfinch, Sparrowhawk, 5 Mistle thrush, 6 Cormorant over. ''Still no brambling or linnet''. (Jamie Cedar) 2 Linnets going SW over Parliament Hill, but not much else . . Mute Swan pair were busy nest building on edge of the "island" at the Boating Pond, mid morning (Pete Mantle)
* Kings Cross Station: Peregrine (Tony Stones)
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*Margravine Cemetery: 2 Red Kite over SW 14.25 (Nathalie Mahieu)
*Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Swallow s (Neil Batten)
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*Mill Hill NW7: m Sparrowhawk crossed my Bunns Lane garden (Andrew Haynes)
*London WWT 2 Kingfisher Res Lagoon 15:00 (Sue Barry)
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*Mitcham Common: Skylark singing on Mill Hill (dont breed), singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2+ Greenfinch displaying), Collared Dove calling-not common (Michael Mac)
*Primrose Hill "vismig 0645-1100": 6 Cormorant, 8 Jay, 4 Swallow, House Martin, '''Ring Ouzel''' nr viewpt briefly 0755, 38 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, late Yellow Wagtail W 1030, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 13 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet (Twitter)
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*N6 (Shepherds Hill), N8 (Rokesley Rd & Linzee Rd): 3 separate reported sightings (since 29/03 - most recently today) (by acquaintances) of single '''Red-Legged Partridges '''(1 photographed) Anybody got any theories about the origin of these birds?''' '''(Trevor Wyatt). This is prime time for the species to wander when it turns up in unusual urban settings (Bob Watts)
*Rainham Marshes: Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 20 Avocet, 50 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Conrad Ellam & Tom Moulton) 
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*Perivale to Greenford canal walk: 9 singing Chiffchaff & 3 Blackcap; 5 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker (h), 2 Stock Dove (h), Reed Bunting, Goldcrest, 3 Jay, 9 Magpie, Mistle Thrush, House Sparrow (Andrew Peel & Toni Menezes).
* Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret still at Pen Ponds (Nigel Jackman). 2 Little Owl calling on ridge below Pembroke lodge at 12.15 (Mike Foster)
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*Ravenor Park, Greenford: drumming Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, Jackdaw nesting for first time here after 4 birds arrived last year (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
* South Lodge Farm "private access": 29 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat m & 2f on fencing, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
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*Sewardstone marsh possible Baikal teal female type in and around flood channel being flushed by other wildfowl pm ( Brian Dawton)
* Tottenham (Lordship Lane Recreation Ground): Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler (James Palmer)
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*Stoke Newington West Reservoir: 4m Red-crested Pochard at 16.40 (Niall T Keogh) [likely the same birds moving about between here, Finsbury Park and the New River]
* Totteridge Valley: '''Wheatear''' on Woodside Park Sports Club playing fields, Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 20 Rook, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 66 Canada Goose (John Colmans)
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*Syon House, Riverside: 1 Red Kite flew low WNW 13.45, 147 Herring Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Greater Black-backed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 45 Teal, 8 Mandarin, 5 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Blackcap singing in Kew Gardens nearby, 6 Aluminium Monsters only, W towards Heathrow: '''Should be birds singing over runways soon''' (Franko J Maroevic)
* Trent Park: f Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 22 Jackdaw, m Chaffinch {Fly Agaric} (Robert Callf)
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*Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 8 Singing Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch, 24 Singing Chiffchaff, 10 Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, 16 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, Little Owl, '''Common Snipe''' (Folly Farm), 2 Linnet, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, 32 Rook, Coot (Darlands), Teal, Coal Tit, Bullfinch. (Samuel Levy)
* Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 '''Hobby''', 2 Kingfisher, 4 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit (Rhys Evans)
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*Trent Park: 8 Canada Goose, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 3 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 7 Mandarin 4m,3f, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker. ( Pete Lowman).
* Wanstead Flats: '''Ring Ouzel''' still, '''Whinchat''', 5 Stonechat, 57 Redwing, Fieldfare, 8 Mistle Thrush, 3+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 4 Blackcap, 4 Skylark, 26 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 House Martin, 2 Little Owl, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 21 Common Gull, 14 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 11 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Wanstead Birders)
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*West Putney SW15 garden: '''BLACK KITE '''medium height N 12.20, 4 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Kestrel, a rather nice V formation of 1 Herring Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull and 2 ad sm Mediterranean Gull E 09.15, 2 Rook E 10.50 (R.Kaye)
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*Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Linnet, Kestrel (Oliver Flory)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: m Wigeon, f '''Brambling''', 3 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, singing Goldcrest, Jackdaw (Lol Bodini).
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*Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 2 Blackcap m&f, singing Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
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*Worcester Park garden: Peregrine hunting then off NW, 3 Common Buzzard circling together, Cormorant N, Song Thrush N, 2 Sparrowhawk (1 NW, 1 hunting), ‘grey Goose’ sp N, 3 Chaffinch E and a Green Woodpecker feeding in gdn (Isaiah V. Rowe)
   
== '''Monday 7th October 2019''' ==
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=='''Tuesday 31st March 2020'''==
* Alexandra Park: Reed Bunting S (FOY), 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing, 12 Linnet S, Peregrine, 4 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders),
 
* Bankside: '''2''' Garden Warbler [two seen at same time this morning], 4 Blackcap 2m 2f, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
 
* Broomfield Park: 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (James Palmer)
 
* Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 14 Linnets S, 10 Chaffinch S, and 4 dropped in, 10 Robins, 2 Blackbirds NW, 2 MIstle Thrush NW, 3 Song Thrush NW, Common Gull W, and 5 Black H Gull W - No hirundines (Pete Mantle)
 
* Rainham Marshes RSPB: '''Humpback whale, '''on River Thames adjacent to visitor centre, showing well, surfacing, blowing and fluke seen. Appeared to be going out with the tide. Has been seen on two previous days also. (Andrew Gouldstone)
 
* Rainham Marshes Aveley Bay: 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 17Avocet,1 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 62 Teal, 32 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 1 Brent Goose (Steve Bacon)
 
* South Lodge Farm "private access": Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat m & f, 3 Mistle Thrush (Robert Callf)
 
* Trent Park: m Blackcap bushes nr upper lake (Robert Callf); also 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 48 Canada Goose, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Song Thrush. ( Pete Lowman ).
 
* Trump Street EC2: Water Rail 08:20 alive and well taken away for release at a suitable site (Nick Senior)
 
* [[Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm]]: Main Pit: '''Garganey '''juv/fem type, 40+Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 20+Redwing, 15 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
 
* Wanstead Flats: '''Ring Ouzel, Whinchat''', 3 Stonechat, Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Chaffinch, 5 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, 34+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, Fieldfare (first returning bird), 11 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush (migrant birds passing through), 4 Skylark, 2 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 100+ Jackdaw (Wanstead Birders)
 
*Woodford Green: Between 8am-1pm, several Goldcrest, 1-2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Buzzards together, a single Long-tailed Tit, and a '''Goshawk''' low and South beneath the canopy and over the ride, with a lone Magpie in ''cold'' pursuit at 12.55pm. (Ken Murray)
 
   
== '''Sunday 6th October 2019''' ==
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*Alexandra Park: Red Kite NE 1032, Common Buzzard E 1233, Meadow Pipit N, Redwing, Peregrine, Shoveler pair, 7 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
* Alexandra Park: '''Osprey''' south along New River pursued by crows 0906 then presumed same bird south over Wood Green Res 0935 again south, 116 Redwing mostly W, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Jackdaw, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 27 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 5 Pochard, Treecreeper, Little Grebe (APOG Birders)
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*Blackheath, waste ground between Weigall Road and Quaggy Walk: Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch (Mike Edwards)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 4 Snipe, Redwing, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
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*Bushy Park: 2 Teal (m + f), 2 Shelduck, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Blackcap, Chiffchaffs - seen on walk to work ''(''Spencer Neal); 5 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 2 Little Egret (1 in the Woodland Gardens viewed from small bridge, 1 behind the scrape), 2 Reed Bunting, Skylark, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson )
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*Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: Common Buzzard north noon (Des McKenzie).
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*Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - sInging Chiffchaff (Samuel Levy)
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*East Sheen SW14: Red Kite flying E over Derby Road at 14.00 (Philip Briggs)
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*Edgware: Peregrine circling over Queensbury at 09.10 (Tony Blake)
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*Finchley: Garden N3 - 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk (Samuel Levy)
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*Finsbury Park: 1 Peregrine (Paul Collins)
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*Greenford "UB6": Red Kite low over neighbouring roof 07.10 upsetting parakeets, 2 Red Kite circling over garden 12.00 (Neil Anderson)
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*Grovelands Park: 1 Red Kite low over, 1f Sparrowhawk, 2m Blackcap singing, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker excavating nest-hole, 4 calling Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Stock Dove, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Chaffinch, 3m 1f Shoveler, 4m 2f Mandarin, 1 Cormorant (Paul Collins)
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*Hampstead Heath: Common Snipe ''(my first here, yay!),'' Grey Wagtail, Common Buzzard, c30 Redwing still, c10 Mistle Thrush, 8 Shoveler, 10+ Chiffchaff singing, c8 Greenfinch. C''ouple of Chaffinch at bird sanctuary alders past few days probably worth checking for Brambling if anyone else is still birding the heath. I can't find any but someone more experienced might have more luck ''(Jamie Cedar); also a Rook flew NW this morning over Parliament Hill (Pete Mantle); Well done on the Snipe Jamie, where was it? PM. ''Flew over near tumulus, curved round and went S behind trees at the top of hedge 3''. ''Fairly low so probably flushed rather than migrating straight over''.
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*Horsenden Hill (East): 7 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, singing Stock Dove (Martin Smith)
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*Larkhall Park-Stockwell: 2 House Sparrow nests in tree hole + nest box in same tree, they didn't previously nest this side of the park, so possible population increase? (Michael Mac)
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*Nunhead: singing Blackcap in garden (Tom Smith)
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*Primrose Hill: Swallow foy N 0735 (Twitter)
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*Stoke Newington: Red Kite (Imogen Blaikie)
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*Stoneleigh KT17: 1 Common Buzzard W 17:30. Sparrowhawk pair se 17:52. 2 Coal Tit (Neil Batten)
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*Thames Barrier: Grey Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Teal, 8 Shelduck, 10 Linnet (Ian Ellis)
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*Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 25 Singing Chiffchaff, 8 Redwing, 15 Singing Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, Collared Dove, 6 Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 25 Stock Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Lapwing, 32 Rook, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, 5 Teal, Coot (Darlands), 2 Common Buzzard, Bullfinch, Red Kite, Treecreeper, 3 Black-headed Gull N (Samuel Levy)
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*Tufnell Park "Huddleston Road": Peregrine over NW, 2 Linnet over, 8 Chaffinch E, Stock Dove E, 2 Blackcap (Reuben Braddock)
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*Upper College Farm Bexley: 4 Common Buzzard NE, 6 Chiffchaff, 6+ Skylark (5 interacting), 5 Canada Goose over, 4 Greylag Goose over, Cetti`s Warbler, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Song Thrush, Pheasant m, Grey Heron over (Bernie Weight)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands (N side early pm): Common Buzzard, pr Peregrine, 12 Common Gull, pr Shelduck, m Goldeneye, 6 Teal, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lol Bodini)
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*Wanstead Flats: Red Kite north (13th for the month and 65% of last year's total), Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 11 Meadow Pipit (7 through north), 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 7 Pochard flew in to Jubilee Pond (presumably Perch Pond birds, see below), 4 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, Linnet (Wanstead Birding)
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*Wanstead Park: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Buzzard, 4-5 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 12 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap (Wanstead Birding)
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*West Putney SW15 garden; '''Woodlark''' S 10.15 (R.Kaye) 
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*Watermeadows Open Space BR5: male Blackcap, Kingfisher, singing Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)  
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*Wick Wood: 2 Egyptian Goose (first), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap (Harry Harrison)
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*Woodford Green: 3 '''Woodlark''' circling over school field behind woodland strip interacting and calling at 7.59am (my 3rd record of this species in 37 years over the same field all in March), also quite scarce here a Rook East at 7.26am and a single Greenfinch East at 7.15am (Ken Murray)
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*Worcester Park: Red Kite north (Bob Smith)
   
*Antill Road E3: Tit flock through garden including 21 Long-tailed Tits and Goldcrest, Coal Tit still present (Harry Harrison)
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=='''Monday 30th March 2020'''==
*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 3 '''Jack Snipe''', 18 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, all from main hide, 10 Little Egret north marsh, 85 Redwing over (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
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*Alexandra Park: 3 Greylag, 8+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Blackcap, 8 Pied Wagtail, 5 Redwing, 3 Pochard (APOG Birders)
*Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Little Grebe, Common Gull, 5 Song Thrush, Fieldfare over, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff + Little Egret on Thames foreshore, Great Spotted Woodpecker heard calling nearby (Conrad Ellam & Jack Headley)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 2 Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
*Canons Park, Edgware, Middx: Swallow flying west, Sparrowhawk (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group monthly birdwalk).
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*Ealing W13: 3 Grey Heron high S over garden late morning, 1 Goldcrest in garden (Bill Haines)
*London Wetland Centre: 30 Wigeon, '''Jack Snipe''', 15 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, Linnet (Oscar Dewhurst).
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*Finchley: Garden N3 - 24 Redwing NE, Grey Wagtail NE, 2 Goldcrest (Samuel Levy)
*[[Middlesex Filter Beds]]: 2 Redwing over W, 2 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker (Alastair Dent)
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*Finsbury Park: 3m Red-crested Pochard, 2 Nuthatch, 2 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Niall T Keogh) [Niall, are these definitely R/C Pochards? Visits over the last few days have shown several m Pochards on the lake every time, but no RCPs of either sex. Simon Bradley] [I have been seeing up to 7 RCP's there recently, all male. They get around a bit, often seen in New River and Clissold Park too. Chris F] [The male Red-crested Pochards are most often seen roosting up on the island and can be obscured from view behind vegetation or boats. Sometimes move onto the New River in the afternoon. Pics here https://ebird.org/checklist/S66365186. Niall]
*Sheepwash Pond, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, NW7: 1w Grey Wagtail (Bob Husband, Sue Widdowfield)
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*Firs Farm Wetlands, Park; Playing Fields "Firs Farm Wetlands, N21": 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 6 House Sparrow (Paul Collins)
*Seven Acre Lake (private site), near Canons Park, Middx: 2 adult & juv Great Crested Grebe (breeding site), Grey Heron standing on nest (breed this year), Nuthatch calling, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk - possibly same as Canons Park see above - (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group monthly birdwalk)
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*Hammersmith Bridge: Sparrowhawk catching Dunnock, right outside my open kitchen window (Jane Bain).
*Pinner HA5: Red Kite over low (Nigel Barratt)
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*Home Park: 2 m Teal, pair Gadwall (P Davies running)
*The Brook BR5: 4+ Goldcrest, 8 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, m Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, Sparrowhawk, 2 Cormorant (Jack Headley)
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*Kingston: Hogsmill river near town centre; Blackcap singing, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail (P Davies running)
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 '''Wheatear''' (Rhys Evans)
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*Long Wood, Ealing: 5 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, Red Kite, 5 Fieldfare, Redwing, Greenfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Greylag (Oliver Flory)
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*Ravenor Park, Greenford: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 3 singing Collared Dove {been scarce recent years), drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 2 singing Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
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*Raynes Park "Coombe Lane SW20": 2 Peregrine Falcon [pr calling & displaying whilst drifting SW at 1930] (Paula Redmond)
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*Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 5 Redwing, 4 Coal Tit, 26 singing Chiffchaff, 8 singing Blackcap, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Nuthatch, 16 Stock Dove, Goldcrest, 32 Rook, 2 Little Owl, Meadow Pipit, 2 Cormorant, Linnet, 2 Red Kite, 2 Bullfinch, Coot (Darlands), 2 Teal, Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch (Samuel Levy) [Samuel, whereabouts do you see the Little Owls? I've never seen one down there but would absolutely love to. Tom Stewart, Hi Tom - There are a couple that are quite easy to see at this time of year - i would rather not put the precise locations on here but feel free to message me on either Twitter (@FinchleyBirder) or Instagram (@samuelnature85) (SL)] 
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*Tufnell Park, N19: Over-flying male '''Ring Ouzel''' c.0815 - clear view of gorget. Heading towards Hampstead Heath (Francis Tusa)
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*Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Greylag Goose, 3 Song Thrush, singing Chiffchaff, male Kestrel, Cormorant high SW, Egyptian Goose, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands (Lockwood am): 9 Wigeon (4m) (Lol Bodini); 10 Shelduck, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3m singing Blackcap, 4 Goldeneye (2m 2f), 28 Teal, 59 Pochard, 32 Gadwall, 34 Great Crested Grebe, 239 Tufted Duck, 119 Coot, 13 Black Headed Gull, 8 Chiffchaff, pr Greater Black Backed Gull, 15 Fieldfare, 5 Reed Bunting (London Wildlife Trust)
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*West Harrow Recreation Ground -Red Kite - 3rd time in past week.
   
== '''Saturday 5th October 2019''' ==
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== '''Sunday 29th March 2020''' ==
*Alexandra Park: '''Raven''' W 0938 (4th record), '''Ring Ouzel '''E 11am, 60+ House Martin, 7 Swallow, 14 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Peregrine, 4+ Sparrowhawk, 7 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
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*Alexandra Park: 3 Greylag, 3 Shoveler, 11 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
*Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 7 Egyptian Goose, m Mandarin Duck, 5 Northern Shoveler 4m f/imm, m Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail (Robert Callf)
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*Battersea Park Lake: 2 pr Egyptian Geese - 1 with 4 new goslings, Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3pr Shoveler, 5 Greylag, pr Stock Dove, nothing singing except Dunnock (Michael Mac)
*[[Brent Reservoir]]: '''Rock Pipit''' on mud, Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 12 Snipe, Green Sandpiper; "vis-mig" 56 House Martin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Song Thrush, 31 Siskin (Andrew Self, Michael Robinson)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
*Crossness: 4 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 5 Dunlin, 100 Redshank, 220 Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stonechat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 4 Bearded Tit (Conrad Ellam & Ron Turner)  
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*Finsbury Park: 4m Red-crested Pochard, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker (Niall T Keogh)
*Fairlop Waters: Red-Legged Partridge, Snipe, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Blackcap, 2 Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Buzzard (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
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*Greenway: 2 singing Chiffchaff, Song Thrush carrying food (Harry Harrison)
*Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill: '''Raven''' (as above) flew SW at 0944. Also 5 Song Thrush N and 5 Redwing S. 30 House Martins over, 5 Swallows and 25 Meadow Pipits (Pete Mantle)
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*Kensal New Town, Grand Union Canal: m.Red-crested Pochard with mallards (Francis O'Sullivan]
*Hemans Estate Community Garden-Stockwell: 1 f House Sparrow on feeder (Michael Mac)
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*Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker calling, Grey Wagtail (pr), Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 singing Chiffchaff, Greenfinch (Mike Amos)
*[[Hilfield Park Reservoir]]: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
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*Northolt & Greenford CP: 2 (probably 3) Red Kite, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
*[[Middlesex Filter Beds]]: Cetti's Warbler singing by the pond (Alastair Dent)
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*Paddington Green: Peregrine Falcon, pair of Grey Wagtail (Des McKenzie).
*Morden Hall Park: Redwing W, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 8 Chaffinch, 5 Meadow Pipit E and 2 Sparrowhawk (Arjun Dutta)
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*St John's Wood: Red Kite low toward Regent's Park 09:15 then toward Hampstead, Peregrine Falcon south (Des McKenzie)
*Muswell Hill: 4 Common Buzzards gaining height over Queens Wood 1330; together for a while (Trevor Wyatt)
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*Sydenham Woods: 6 x Redwing (quite late?!); 2 x Stock Dove (Terence Baker)
*Primrose Hill "am vismig from 0640": juv Rook fos S 1110, Hobby S 0945, 10 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 9 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 34 Meadow Pipit, 17 Chaffinch high W 1110, flock of c30 Goldfinch S (Twitter)
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*Vauxhall to Grosvenor Bridges: 2 pr Gadwall, Peregrine, few gulls as tide in (Michael Mac)
*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “Botany Marsh 10.00-11.30” : 2 Whinchat, 6 Stonechat [4m 2f], 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Raven, 12 Longtailed Tit, 3 Cettis Warbler h, 1 Kestrel (Roger Keith)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 20 Fieldfare, Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker (Walthamstow Birders)
*Tottenham Marsh: 2 Stonechat (James Palmer)
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*Wandsworth Common: Great Spotted Woodpecker excavating nest hole, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Shoveler, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 10.00 (Matthew J. Bradbury)
*Totteridge Valley: '''Firecrest '''Oakfields, Buzzard briefly perched in the same tree (Mark Fairless)
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*Watford: Red Kite holding forth in the breeze above Watford General Hospital. Almost symbolic considering (Richard Francis)
*Trent Park: 2 Blackcap, c30 Canada Goose, Cormorant, 4 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, f Shoveller, '''2 Stonechat m,f.''' ( Pete Lowman ).
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*West Ealing W13: 1 pr Blue Tit, 1 Blue Tit investigating nestbox, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet at suet feeder, 4 Feral Pigeon, 1 female Blackbird drinking, 1 Wren, '''14''' House Sparrow drinking & hopping on gravel 4:10-4:20pm — the most Sparrows ever seen in our garden. Are people not topping up bird feeders? (Terry Jones)
*Queen’s Wood, N10, 1325: Common Buzzard, low over tree tops and garden (Matt Evans). common Buzzard harassed by crows 1432 (Bob Watts)
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*Woodford Green: Between 8am-2pm Male & Female Blackcap, pair of Mandarin over house, 22 Redwing North and over, female Kestrel North, 2 Starlings East, male Sparrowhawk perched on peanut feeder, Red Kite North East at 1.50pm and a Common Buzzard up at 5.32 pm first of the day! (clearly they don't like strong gusting winds, as yesterday there were almost double digit sightings) (Ken Murray)
*[[Walthamstow Marshes]]: Leyton Marsh - 2 Stonechat. rear paddocks - 40 Linnet, Kestrel, Little Egret (JW Davies)
 
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow pipit, 8 '''Wigeon'''. At ringing session 1 '''Coal Tit '''(unusual for the site), 1 probable '''Firecrest/Goldcrest hybrid''', 69 Blue Tit, 52 Great Tit, 17 Long Tailed Tit, 6 Cettis Warbler, 32 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 13 Goldcrest, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Wren, 5 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush (Rhys Evans and Daniel Whitelegg); also '''Wheatear''' (Lockwood) (James Palmer)
 
*Wanstead Flats: '''Marsh Harrier''', 3 Stonechat, Wigeon, Common Snipe, '''Jack Snipe''', 3 Reed Bunting, c30 Meadow Pipit (Tony Brown), 4 Stonechat, 33+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Little Owl, Jack Snipe flushed near viz mig (possibly a second bird), 3 Skylark, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 12 Teal, 6 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
 
*Wood Farm, Stanmore: 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff (Tony Blake)
 
   
== '''Friday 4th October 2019''' ==
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== '''Saturday 28th March 2020''' ==
*Alexandra Park: 9 House Martin E, 4 Swallow W & E, 21 Meadow Pipit, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Song Thrush or Redwing, Common Buzzard, 3 Greylag N, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Pied Wagtail (APOG Birders)
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*Abney Park Cemetery: 2 singing Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 1 Stock Dove (Niall T Keogh)
*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
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*Alexandra Park: 3 Greylag, 6 Shoveler (APOG Birders)
*Dagenham Chase: 1 Common Snipe, 47 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk M (Steve Bacon)
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*Blackheath, wasteland between Weigall Road and Quaggy Walk. Linnet, Greenfinch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker
*Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Redwing sw (Neil Batten)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: Peregrine, 3 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, 3 Linnet north (Andrew Self)
*London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe (Nick S) ''Surname please?''
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*Bushy Park : Chaffinch, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker,  Kestrel, Red Kite , Sparrowhawk (Ian R Watson)
*Mugswell "specifically TQ2630854481": 4 Stonechat on arable farm hedges (Keith Bates)
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*Charing Cross Hospital: intruding Peregrine Falcon present on nest ledge for ca 1 hour (while resident falcon was incubating their 3 eggs) (Nathalie Mahieu)
*Pinner HA5: 30+ Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
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*Finsbury Park: 2m Red-crested Pochard, 4 Nuthatch, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Niall T Keogh)
*Primrose Hill "vismig 0635-0845": 6 Swallow S/W, 55 Redwing SW/W, 10 Meadow Pipit NW, 2 Grey Wagtail NW, Pied Wagtail W, 5 Linnet W (Twitter)
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*Greenford "UB6": Sparrowhawk, singing Goldcrest (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
*Regent's Park: '''Ring Ouzel''' (Twitter)
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*Hampton Court Park: Red Kite (P Davies)
*[[Rainham Marshes]]: Mute Swan, 34 Shelduck, Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 4 Common Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, Grey Plover West, 11 Avocet, 3 Snipe, 61 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 31 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 45 Meadow Pipit, 7 House Martin, 2 Swallow, Stonechat, Wheatear, Song Thrush, 30 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 100 Linnet (Andrew Self)
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*Horsenden Hill: 3 pr Stock Dove, 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff {2 Comma} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
*Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret still, 6 Redwing, 8 Shoveler (Friday Bird Group)
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*Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, c10 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail (pr), Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, calling Greenfinch (Mike Amos)
*Richmond Park: Red kite flying low nw over Holly Lodge paddock with entourage of parakeets (Hugh Bostock)
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*Hilly Fields, Lewisham: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (Tom Moulton)
*[[St James's Park]]: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
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*Morden Cemetery: 2 Red Kite over (Charlie Alpera per Bob Smith)
*Sidcup: Peregrine (Patrick English)
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*Old Malden: Little Egret on Hogsmill River (Bob Smith)
*Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Redwing s 08:20 (Neil Batten)
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*Pinner HA5: Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “13.30-16.20 rising tide”: 10 Stonechat [6m 4f], 3 Whinchat, 5 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Raven, 5 Teal [river], 3 Gadwall [river], 3 Cettis Warbler h, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 1 Kestrel, 23 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Buzzard, 1 Meadow Pipit {several Brown Banded Carder Bumble Bee’s [Bombus Humilis] and 1 Speckled Wood} (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
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*St Paul's Cray BR5: male Kestrel low W over garden 18:20 (Jack Headley)
*Trent Park: 135 Canada Goose lower lake, {f Green-veined White, Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Copper} (Robert Callf)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 16 Wigeon (10m 6f), 6 Shoveler, m Goldeneye, Buzzard E, m Peregrine, Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher, pr Reed Bunting, m Blackcap, 6 Shelduck (Walthamstow Birders)
*[[Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm]]: Main Pit: 2 '''GREAT EGRET''', Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 4 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon, 2CY Yellow-legged Gull. 11 Lapwing, 10+ Common Gull. Willows Farm: male Stonechat. 107 Redwing over, 4 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 15+ Tree Sparrow
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*Wandsworth Common: 2 Shelduck briefly at 06.00 (Nick Rutter)
*Victoria Park: 11 Red-crested Pochard (10m, 1f) (James Palmer)
 
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk (Jon Agar), 60+ House Martin, 2 Stonechat, 2 Swallow, 20 '''Redwing''' (Rhys Evans)
 
   
== '''Thursday 3rd October 2019''' ==
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== '''Friday 27th March 2020''' ==
*Alexandra Park: Redwing (first of autumn) N, 45+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Jackdaw, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine, Little Grebe (APOG Birders)
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*Alexandra Park: 2 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 4 Shoveler, 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 2 Redwing, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
*Bankside: Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
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*Blackheath, wasteland between Weigall Road and Quaggy Walk. Chiffchaff, Greenfinch, Lesser Redpoll female, corrected from <s>Common Redpoll</s>, Goldcrest (Mike Edwards)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 12 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
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*Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, singing Blackcap, 4 Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, {Common Lizard, Large White butterfly, 2 Peacock butterfly} (Keith Chambers)
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*Charing Cross Hospital: 3 Peregrine Falcon (intruder chased S at 2.40pm) (Nathalie Mahieu)
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*Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - 4 Blackcap (3m, 1f) (Samuel Levy)
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*Finchley: Garden N3 - 4 Chaffinch E, 2 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 7 Common Buzzard, 3 Mallard Over (foy). (Samuel Levy)
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* Finsbury Park: 3m Red-crested Pochard, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Jay, 23 Pochard (Niall T Keogh)
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*Greenford "UB6": Red Kite low over garden (Neil Anderson)
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*Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 2 Linnets NE, 10 Chaffinches N, 3 singing Chiffchaffs, and 3 singing Blackcaps (Pete Mantle)
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* Horton Country Park: 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Red Kite (Bob Smith)
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* Lonsdale Road Reservoir: pr Great Black-backed Gull, calling Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler (Nathalie Mahieu)
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*Northolt & Greenford CP: up to 5 (min 4) Red Kite, 2 Peregrine, Grey Heron, singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff. {1st Red Kite initially very high & dived down to Peregrine that was circling, almost nudging Peregrine's tail, both flew together with no aggression. Then pair of Red Kites came from same direction as first at mid-height when I picked up 2nd Peregrine some height above them. Kite low over Northala hill & later pr of them low over church in Belvue Park} (Neil Anderson)
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* Nunhead: Common Buzzard (garden tick) low to south, pursued by Parakeets! (Tom Smith)
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* One Tree Hill SE23: 7 Jay, 4+ singing Wren, singing m Blackcap {my first of year}, 3+ singing Chiffchaff (Paul Francis)
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* Putney Heath: 2m & 2f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Redwing, Kestrel {garden and overflight record highlights} (Les Evans-Hill)
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*Ravenor Park, Greenford: Common Buzzard circling south end of park 08.20, then drifting SW, Green Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, (Neil Anderson)
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*Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames off Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser)
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*St Paul's Cray BR5: 4 Common Buzzard (3 E & 1 W), Red Kite low E 16:15, 11 Stock Dove E, 6 Chaffinch NE, 3 Greenfinch W (Jack Headley)
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*Sydenham Woods SE26: 4+ calling Nuthatch, Treecreeper {first I've seen here}, Grey Heron S, yaffling Green Woodpecker, {of interest fox, Brimstone} (Paul Francis)
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*Thames Barrier: Common Buzzard drifted East at 16:30 (Ian Ellis)
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*Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Goldcrest, 5 Mistle Thrush, 7 singing Blackcap, 24 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 19 Stock Dove, 2 Nuthatch, Lapwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 3 Red Kite, 32 Rook, 2 Raven, 2 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, 4 Coal Tit, Coot (Darlands), 6 Teal, 4 Chaffinch E (Samuel Levy)
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*Woodford Green: Male '''Marsh Harrier''' over the garden at 08:12 going North - Garden Tick! (Tony Brown).
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: m '''Common Scoter''' on East Warwick all day, pr Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, m Peregrine, f Kestrel, 4m Blackcap, 43 Grey Heron nests, 19 Little Egret nests, 2 Shelduck, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, Kingfisher (Walthamstow Birders) Please note that only the publicly accessible paths are open.
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*Woodford Green: Between 6am and 12.15pm, 3 Redwing North 6.04am, then 3 Starling East (not common here), pair of Sparrowhawk and Buzzard displaying, Bullfinch over house East 8.37 (also not common here), 2 Grey Wagtails over 9.04am plus Tawny Owl hooting, then 4 Chaffinches East, 2 Greenfinch North and a (FOY) '''Hawfinch''' South at 12.15pm. (Ken Murray)
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== '''Thursday 26th March 2020''' ==
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*Alexandra Park: 2 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Shoveler pair, Pochard F Wood Green Res, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Redwing (APOG Birders)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 2 Greylag Goose, 9 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
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*Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": Willow Warbler (Keith Chambers)
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*Churchill Gardens-Pimlico: 50+ House Sparrows in 3 locations (Michael Mac)
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*Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - Singing Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
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*Finchley: Garden N3 - Collared Dove SW, 2 Redwing, 2 Herring Gull SW, Green Woodpecker, Siskin E (my first here since Jan 2018), 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Common Buzzard N, 2 Mistle Thrush. [Comma, Peacock, 2 Red Admiral] (Samuel Levy)
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*Finsbury Park: 3 drake Red-crested Pochard, 3 Blackcap (1st of year singing), Chiffchaff (singing), Green Woodpecker, Little Grebe, 4 Stock Dove (Ian Bradshaw)
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*Greenwich: Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
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*Grovelands Park: 1 Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 1 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 4 hooting Stock Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Admiral (Paul Collins)
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* Hampstead Heath: 3 Red Kites over Parliament Hill at noon, 2 went SE, lost the other, it spiralled quite high up; Also, 2 Common Buzzard over the Sanctuary pond. Negligible passerine mig. (Pete Mantle)
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* Harringay: singing Blackcap on railway embankment by Railway Fields NR (Simon Bradley)
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* Hilly Fields Lewisham: Nuthatch calling, Song Thrush singing (Tom Moulton)
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* Horsenden Hill: Tawny Owl calling, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Coal Tit (Martin Smith)
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* Horton Country Park: Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 5 Chiffchaff (Bob Smith)
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* Mayflower Park: 2 Blackcap (Charlie Alpero per Bob Smith)
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* Mudchute Farm: Redwing, 2 House Sparrow, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, Small White, Peacock (Harry Harrison)
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* Muswell Hil: '''Firecrest''' female in garden 0853 (Birdguides)
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* New Malden: 1 Red-Legged Partridge feeding with pigeons in garden (R Dunne)
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* North Finchley: Red Kite W over house (John Colmans)
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*Northolt & Greenford CP: Red Kite, Stock Dove (unusual here), 4+ Greenfinch {4 Peacock, Comma, Small White} (Neil Anderson)
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*Pinner HA5: 2 Red Kite, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
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*Putney Heath: 2m & 1f Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
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*Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull on Greenland Dock, Egyptian Goose, Wren (Richard Bonser)
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* St. John's Wood: Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, possible '''Woodlark''' NE but too distant to be sure, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch (Des McKenzie)
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* Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (1 seen well), 1 Nuthatch 08.00 (Matthew J. Bradbury
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* St Paul's Cray BR5: 4 Common Buzzard (1 N, 1 W & 2 over Chapmans Ln), 12+ Stock Dove, Little Egret E (Jack Headley)
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* Tooting Common: Red Kite over east 08.45, 1 singing Blackcap, at least a dozen Chiffchaffs, 2 pairs Stock Dove (Nick Moll)
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* Tottenham Hale: Retail park - Sparrowhawk hunting just about everything. Mobbed by Gulls, Crows and bizarrely, a Goldfinch. m&f Peregrine over Hale Village.
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* Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Mistle Thrush, 16 Redwing, 2 Singing Blackcap, 13 Chaffinch E, 24 Singing Chiffchaff, 11 Stock Dove, 3 Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Meadow Pipit, Greylag over Folly Farm, 3 Little Owl, 30 Starling, Mandarin Duck, 3 Linnet, 2 Red Kite, 32 Rook, Treecreeper, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Teal, Coot (Darlands), Grey Heron, 3 Lapwing (2 Frith Riding Stables, 1 Folly Farm) (Samuel Levy)
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* Upper College Farm Bexley: Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Grey Heron, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Skylark seen in the air at one time interacting in pairs (Bernie Weight).
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* Vauxhall Bridge: pr Gadwall, pr Lesser Black-backed Gull one flew off and came back with fresh killed pigeon-seen on exercise walk (Michael Mac)
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* Walpole Park/Lammas Park: 2 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, Little Owl, 3 Coal Tit, Pied Wagtail (Oliver Flory)
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* Wimbledon : Red Kite over heading N. 2.00pm (Kevin Allen)
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*Woodford Green: 4 Redwing North West at 8.38am, Song Thrush, male Blackcap at 8.50am followed by a male '''Marsh Harrier''' S.East at 9.24am. (Ken Murray)
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*Wanstead Flats: Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 4 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Wanstead Birding)
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*Wanstead Park: 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Sand Martin, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap (Wanstead Birding)
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*Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 5+ Stock Dove, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Greylag Goose E, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 male Blackcap, 2+ Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
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=='''Wednesday 25th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Blackcap (APOG Birders)
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*Battersea Park Lake: Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap all singing, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, drake Teal, Pochard, 2 pr Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 7 Mandarin, pr Greylag, Mute Swan nest built in vulnerable spot (Michael Mac)
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*Berrylands garden, self-isolating birding: 2 Shelduck E at 17.15, vocal Redwing N at 18.05, all four resident columbids singing/displaying, 7 House Sparrow successfully mobbing a Grey Squirrel in an attempted nest raid (Nick Tanner)
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*Bluebell Wood N11: Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Fieldfare, Blackcap, Nuthatch (James Palmer)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 12 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Andrew Self)
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*Brockley Cemetery: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Jay (Mike Edwards)
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*Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 3 singing Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
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*Bushy Park: 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Shelduck, 2 Skylark,  Song Thrush, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
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*Darlands Lake NR: 1 Common Buzzard over EW, 2 Red Kite over EW (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - Singing Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
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*Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": 1 f Grey Wagtail, 1 Stock Dove, [1 small Bat circling Windsor Open Space 1045] (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Epsom Downs KT18 - 4 Red Kite (Julian McGovern)
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*Finchley: Garden N3 - 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Cormorant E, Black-headed Gull E, Swallow NE (foy) (Samuel Levy)
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*[[Hackney Marshes]]: 2 Little Owl on branch of nest box tree, 1 Stock Dove, 1 singing Blackcap (Alastair Dent)
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*Greenford to Hanwell Zoo (Brent corridor): 8 Teal, 3 fully winged Mandarin at zoo, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, pr Nuthatch feeding on path near church, 3 Blackcap (2 singing), 5 Chiffchaff {2m Brimstone, Comma, 2 Peacock} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
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*Grovelands Park: '''9''' Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 calling Nuthatch, 3 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, Greenfinch calling, 5m 3f Shoveler, 4m 4f Mandarin, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush (Paul Collins)
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*Pinner HA5: 3 Red Kite circling together, Heron over low (Nigel Barratt)
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*Perivale Park: pr Teal (Brent), Stock Dove, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 7+ Greenfinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
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*Putney Heath: 2m & 1f Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Redwing, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Les Evans-Hill)
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*Richmond: 3 Common Buzzard again over Selwyn Avenue 13.47 then dropped low to W. (Franko J Maroevic)
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*Richmond Park: '''9 Little Gull''' all Ad W late pm, feeding over Upper Pen Pond till 17.55 when circled high and flew NE and imaged, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff in alders. (Franko J Maroevic) Little Egret on island in Upper Pen Pond, Common Buzzard circling high over Sidmouth Wood harassed by small raptor I couldn't identify (Mike Foster)
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*Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames by Greenland Pier, 2 Common Gulls (Richard Bonser)
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*Sidcup DA15: Greylag Goose S, 2 Cormorant circling high up, Grey Heron S, Red Kite W 16.11, 3 Common Buzzard 1S 11.33 1N 12.44 1NE 14.14, Sparrowhawk in garden, Kestrel E, 4 Peregrine 1N 12.58 local pair mobbing interloper, 8 Stock Dove SE, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap m&f, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
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*St Paul's Cray BR5: 12+ Common Buzzard (8+ E & 4 Chapmans Ln), 10+ Stock Dove E, 7+ Lesser Black-backed Gull (5 E & 2+ W), male Kestrel W then back E, Grey Heron low E, Pied Wagtail W (Jack Headley)
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*St. John's Wood: Peregrine Falcon successfully stooped on pigeon 06:10 before carrying it south (Des McKenzie).
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*Tottenham Hale: m&f Peregrine (Dave N)
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*Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 32 Chaffinch E/SE, 25 singing Chiffchaff, 4 singing Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Nuthatch, 17 Stock Dove, Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, Lapwing, 32 Rook, Red Kite, Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven (perched near Long Pond), 2 Mandarin Duck, 2 Cormorant high W/NW, Sparrowhawk, 5 Redwing E, 10 Starling, Drake Teal, 4 Bullfinch, Linnet. Also Escaped Gyr x Saker still at Folly Farm [Muntjac] (Samuel Levy)
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*[[Walthamstow Marshes]]: 3 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff (Jon Agar) 2 Grey Wagtail in overflow channel, Little Grebe on north marsh (JW Davies)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: Ad '''Little Gull''' at 15:50 flew north, Lapwing, 12 Shelduck, 15 Mute Swan, 8 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting (Daniel Whitelegg), Fem. Wheatear at N end of High Maynard - 1pm (Davey Leach). 2 Wigeon on West Warwick (David Beadle) 2 Goldeneye (Edward Imber)
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*Wanstead Flats: '''Great Egret''' east, Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Blackcap (singing), 6 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 2 Linnet (Wanstead Birders)
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*West Putney SW15 garden: 15 Buzzard, 6 Red Kite, 2 Peregrine including one stooping at feral pigeon, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 local Grey Wagtail, 2 Linnet SW, Pipistrelle Bat Sp at midday. (R.Kaye)
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*Wick Wood: m & f Sparrowhawk, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Brimstone, Peacock, Red Admiral (Harry Harrison)
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*Wimbledon Common: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming plus two others in flight, 2 Green Woodpecker calling, several Chiffchaff, one obliging male Kestrel (phone pic through bins). 1 Peacock and 1 Comma butterfly plus 1 Orange Underwing moth (Martin Honey)
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*Worcester Park “garden vismig”: Egyptian Goose SW (garden tick), 2 Greylag Geese S, 3 Common Buzzard N/S, 2 Chaffinch E and male Blackcap present (Isaiah V. Rowe)
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=='''Tuesday 24th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: Red Kite NE 1005, Common Buzzard W, 3 Greylag, 5+ Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, Meadow Pipit, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
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*Antill Road, Mile End: Sparrowhawk failed to catch singing Dunnock at top of tree in garden and was then chased out by a Magpie. (Harry Harrison)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 10 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Andrew Self)
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*Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": singing Chiffchaff, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, {2 Common Lizard} (Keith Chambers)
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*Brockwell Park: 2 Nuthatch by cafe, 1 singing 08.30 (Matthew J. Bradbury); female Reed Bunting on the third smallest pond (9.00am). Very unusual to see a Reed Bunting in Brockwell Park, I could not be sure it was not a rarer bunting (Stuart Hearne)
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*Bromley "BR2": Red Kite 11:00 am over garden (Martin Draper)
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*Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam), 6 Grey Wagtail (Keith Chambers)
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*Bushy Park: 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting, 2 Shelduck, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson
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*Darlands Lake NR: 5 Common Buzzard (circling, 1 displaying), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Red Kite (2 circling 1 over NS), 3 Sparrowhawk, [Butterflies: Brimstone, Comma, Peacock] (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis club - Singing Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit (Samuel Levy)
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*Finchley: Garden N3 - Red Kite S, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk {Peacock} (Samuel Levy)
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*Greenford "UB6": pr Red Kite over garden, Buzzard low over {Small White} (Neil Anderson
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*High Barnet: Hadley Green duckpond -- Pair of Egyptian Geese with group of little goslings.
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*Geoff Crabtree.
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*Larkhall Park-Stockwell: House Sparrow nest in tree hole and 1 in nest box (Michael Mac)
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*Little Woodcote (Telegraph Track:) Little Owl in usual tree 11:30am, 2 Skylark, Song Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel and 2 Green Woodpecker. (Arjun Dutta)
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*Margravine Cemetery: f Pheasant (Nathalie Mahieu, reported to me)
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*Northolt & Greenford CP: Red Kite, Peregrine circling low over A40 with 2 Herring Gulls; later c70 Herring Gull thermalling, 4+ Lesser Blackback {Comma, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 3m Brimstone} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
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*Putney Heath: 2m Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
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*Richmond: 1 Red Kite & Sparrowhawk soaring over Selwyn Avenue 09.56 then S. (Franko J Maroevic)
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*Richmond Park: 2 Sand Martin over Pen Ponds late pm, 1 Treecreeper fishing enclosure, 2 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Owl, pair copulating in cattle enclosure, not imaged sadly. (Franko J Maroevic)
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*Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames by Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser)
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*Sidcup DA15: 2 Common Buzzard 1E 1S, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 Blackcap, 3 '''Siskin '''NE am (Ian Stewart)
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*St Pauls Cray BR5: 8+ Common Buzzard (5 W & 3+ over Chapmans Ln), 3+ Stock Dove E (Jack Headley)
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*Tooting common - Pr Blackcap, Nuthatch, 2 pr Great spotted woodpecker
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*Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Meadow Pipit, 19 singing Chiffchaff, 9 Stock Dove, 18 Goldfinch, 131 Chaffinch E, 32 Rook, Lapwing, Raven (perched in dead tree near Long Pond), Linnet, 28 Starling, Peregrine, 2 Mandarin Duck, Pied Wagtail, 5 Teal, Common Buzzard, singing Blackcap. Also Gyr x Saker hybrid at Folly Farm. (Samuel Levy)
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*Upper College Farm Bexley : 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Skylark, 2 Little Egret over S, 2 Grey Heron over N, Common Buzzard,Circling W. Green Woodpecker, 3 Canada Goose, 3 Greylag Goose,2 Cetti`s Warbler, Pheasant m, (Bernie Weight) 2 m Pheasant, singing Cetti's Warbler, pr Egyptian Goose w/yg, 4+ Chiffchaff, Skylark in evening visit (Jack Headley)
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*Walpole Park/Lammas Park: Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Stock Dove, '''Little Owl '''(Oliver Flory)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: c20 '''Little Gull''' north at 12:25, 3 Goosander, 9 Goldeneye, 34 Teal, 12 Shelduck, f '''Wheatear''' (Chris Farthing)
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*Wandsworth (Northcote Road): In isolation in loft. Red Kite and Sparrowhawk through late AM. (Mark H),
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*Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 3 Common Buzzard (2 N & 3rd SE), 2 Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
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*Wimbledon : Red Kite over Wimbledon Park flying North at 2.00 pm (Kevin Allen)
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*Woodford Green: Vis-migging from Lock Down- c16 Greenfinch SEast 6.15am, Little Egret 6.16am, Chiffchaff 6.30am, '''33 Brent Geese''' high and over SEast 6.50am, 4 Redwing 6.55am, 15 Chaffinch 6.58am, Sparrowhawk 7.03 am, 3 Nuthatch 7.36am, Tawny Owl hooting loudly 7.40am, and Grey Wagtail over at 7.45am (Ken Murray)
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*Worcester Park “garden vismig”: 3 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel circling high then mostly S/E, 7 Common Buzzards mostly S or circling, Cormorant circling high then fast S, 8 Chaffinch E, 1f Blackcap present and distant Nuthatch singing (Isaiah V. Rowe)
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=='''Monday 23rd March 2020'''==
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*Addlestone: '''Black Redstart''' f-type (Marc McLoughlin tweet/per Surrey BC)
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*Alexandra Park: drake Shelduck NE, drake Mandarin circled Wood Green Res then N, 2 Linnet SE, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Greylag, 3 Pochard, 3 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: Common Buzzard, Meadow Pipit, Redwing, Linnet, Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
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*Brockwell Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming by lido car park 06.30 (Matthew J. Bradbury)
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*Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": singing Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [one drumming], Greenfinch {Red Admiral butterfly} (Keith Chambers)
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*Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap m&f, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
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*Bushy Park: Goldcrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, Red Kite [circling over Heron Pond before drifting towards Kingston 7.55am], Skylark (Ian R Watson); 2 Little Owl calling south of Lime Avenue at 10.45 (Mike Foster)
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*Clapham Common: Nuthatch 0730 (Alex Bayley via eBird)
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*Cole Green Tip: '''Jack Snipe''' TL270111, Yellowhammer still (Andy Haig/Adrian Bonner via Herts BC)
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*Creekmouth, Barking: Caspian Gull 1w, m '''Bearded Tit''' (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
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*Darlands Lake NR: Common Buzzard displaying, 3m Teal on lake (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": Common Buzzard N (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Ealing: Common '''Buzzard''' flying low NE above Rathgar Avenue 11:05am Confirmed by others on Nextdoor Northfields (Terry Jones)
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*Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Cormorant SE, 2 Common Buzzard NW, Sparrowhawk NE, 2 Stock Dove, 12 Meadow Pipit N (Samuel Levy)
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*Golders Hill Park: 2 Kestrel, 4 Egyptian Geese 1m 2f 1yg, pr Mandarin Duck, 4 Redwing N {2 small bats} (James Levy)
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*Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite (Kathryn Bull)
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*Greenwich Park: Tawny Owl scolded and flushed into plain view by mixed posse of 20 birds including thrushes (Ray Crouch); incl Rook (Joe Beale via BirdTrack)
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*[[Hackney Marshes]]: Little Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Chiffchaff (JW Davies)
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*[[Hilfield Park Reservoir]] "permit only but restricted viewing fr platform TQ160963 accessed via public footpath off Hogg Ln": '''Little Gull''' 1w still (BirdGuides); 5+ Black-necked Grebe fr platform still 1330 (Simon West tweet)
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*Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard interacting and drifting w 13:00, 1 Red Kite e 15:30 (Neil Batten)
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*Lynsters Farm: 3 Oystercatcher (Maple Lodge CS via eBird)
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*Margravine Cemetery: Common Buzzard over drifting N 13:20 (Nathalie Mahieu)
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*Motspur Park "Gas Holder Wood": Treecreeper (Charlie Alpera tweet)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": '''Yellow-browed Warbler''' still 1240 (BirdGuides)
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*Purfleet "R Thames": incl '''Short-eared Owl''', Wheatear, Water Pipit (Fraser Simpson tweet)
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*[[Rainham RSPB]]: 6 Marsh Harrier 3m3f, '''Grey Plover''' [Ldn foy], 3 Bearded Tit (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
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*Putney Heath: 3m Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 14 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
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*[[Rainham RSPB]]: 3m3f Marsh Harrier, Grey Plover, 3 Bearded Tit (ATw)
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*[[Regent's Park]] "am vismig": 1-2 Red Kite S 1025 & low NW 1050, 2 Common Buzzard S 1025 & 1125, 2 Peregrine N in chase, 14 Woodpigeon N, 4 Meadow Pipit 2N 1110 & 2h earlier, 18 Chaffinch NE 1120 (Twitter)
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*Richmond: 3 Common Buzzards over Kew Road with 1 in display flight 12.25 not imaged (Franko J Maroevic)
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*Richmond Park: 2 Red Kites, 2 Sparrowhawks, Little Owl, Common Buzzard, 18 Greylag Geese, Egyptian Goose gosling still (Phil Davies)
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*Ruxley GPs "permit only": Red Kite low W c17:00, 10+ Gadwall, pr Teal, 10+ Chiffchaff incl 7 singing, 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, 1-2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, calling Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2+ Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush (Jack Headley)
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*Sewardstone Marsh: Blackcap singing by campsite (Neville Smith)
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*Springfield Park "E5": pr Wigeon (Marcin Kempa)
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*[[Staines Moor]]: Redshank, 3 Red Kite, 2 Fieldfare, Wheatear, Water Pipit still am (Chris Lamsdell via eBird)
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*Staines Reservoir: 4 '''Little Gull''', 2 Dunlin (Thomas Gibson)
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*Stocker's Farm: 2 Oystercatcher still, Lapwing 1330 (Paul Lewis via eBird)
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*Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 23 Chaffinch, 30+ Goldfinch, 2 Pied Wagtail, 14 Stock Dove, 2 singing Blackcap, Red-legged Partridge [running down the middle of Partingdale Lane near width restriction], 16 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Starling, 10 Common Buzzard [inc 7 over Folly Farm], Tawny Owl, Linnet, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Teal, 32 Rook, Treecreeper, 3 Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Red Kite, 4 Lapwing {Comma, Brimstone} (Samuel Levy)
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*Twickenham: 2 Common Buzzard flying slowly north east over fire station at 09.05 (Mike Foster)
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*Upper College Farm: Pheasant, Red Kite SW, 6+ Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Black-headed Gull over, 2+ Skylark, Grey Wagtail E, singing Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff most singing, 3+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
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*Victoria Park: pair of displaying Peregrine, Little Grebe, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Mistle Thrush, pair of Coal Tits exploring nest hole, singing Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Harry Harrison)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: '''Black-necked Grebe''' fsp east warwick res [ne cnr] early-am (Phil Aylen via Twitter/BirdGuides); Black-necked Grebe still showing at 2pm, 8 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 1 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 11 singing Chiffchaff, 7 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 singing Blackcap, 1 Meadow Pipit (Niall T Keogh); 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting (Daniel Whitelegg)
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*Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Blackcap singing (Keith Bates)
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*West Putney: '''Woodcock''' low over at dusk (Rupert Kaye)
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*Woodoaks Farm: incl 16 Skylark 3 singing early-am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
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=='''Sunday 22nd March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: Little Egret Tunnel Res, m Shoveler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (APOG Birders)
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*Bay Farm "Enfield": Red Kite (Robert Callf)
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*Beddington Farmlands: '''Spotted Redshank''' [Ldn foy] north lake fr middle hide 0850-1000 at least (Nick Gardner per Roger Browne tweet/BirdGuides); 2 '''TWITE''' on mound still 0920 (per Roger Browne tweet/BirdGuides); 1+ Twite still nr fdr by middle hide 1300, Spotted Redshank still [till 1425 at least per BirdGuides], Sand Martin, Blackcap (Alan Wilkinson et al); '''Little Ringed Plover''' n lake [till 1425 at least per BirdGuides], Spotted Redshank n lake still 1425, Tree Sparrow scrub nr fdrs, 2 Meadow Pipit NW (Kevin Guest via eBird/BirdGuides); 5 Water Pipit still (BirdGuides); wild '''Barnacle Goose''' am (per Surrey BC tweet/Kevin Guest via eBird)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: drake Mandarin flew over, 2 Common Buzzard, 10 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff {Brimstone, 2 Peacock} (Andrew Self) ''AS - 'csv data-format' query - pls confirm there is no comma before curly brackets.'' I don't actually know but it's my best guess AS. ''OK - I'll do it your way pending confirm'n from informed source.''
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*Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
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*Bushy Park: Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, Redwing, 4 Skylark, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Spencer Neal); Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker, Skylark (Ian R Watson)
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*[[Cassiobury Park]]: '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''' by car park (Herts BN tweet)
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*Edmonton "Cedars Ct N9 - garden": imm m [poss 3cy] Sparrowhawk killed & fed on Woodpigeon prey - very close views 1452 - 1522 [despite assertions to the contrary male Sparrowhawk are capable of killing Woodpigeons - see images on internet] (Robert Callf)
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*Enfield Lock; 2 '''Curlew''' calling high N 08:02 and 08:03 then a third calling at north end of KGV Reservoir 08:10 (Martin Shepherd)
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*Fairlop Waters: pair of Red-crested Pochard at east end of lagoon 5.30-6.00 pm (Alan Bell)
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*Finchley "gdn N3": Common Buzzard NE, 3 Redwing (Samuel Levy)
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*Grand Junction Res: incl 2 Shelduck, Green Sandpiper (via BirdTrck)
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*Greenford "UB6": Red Kite (Neil Anderson)
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*Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": Common Buzzard NE, 2 Peregrines over, 2 singing Blackcaps (Pete Mantle)
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*[[Hilfield Park Reservoir]] "permit only but restricted viewing fr platform TQ160963 accessed via public footpath off Hogg Ln": '''Little Gull''' 1w still am (Herts BN tweet); also incl 6 Black-necked Grebe sp still pm (Calum Mckellar via eBird); also incl 200 Common Gull still, Sand Martin (Tony Blake via BirdTrack)
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*[[Holmethorpe SPs]]: incl '''Little Ringed Plover''' spynes mere (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
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*Home Park: 8 Sand Martin, m Tufted Duck, Skylark, '''Dunlin''' in winter plumage at Rick Pond at 10.30 (Mike Foster)
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*Ingrebourne Valley: incl 10 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper still, 5 Chiffchaff (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
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*[[KGV Reservoir]] "permit only": m '''Common Scoter''' s basin 0845, '''Curlew''' S 0820 (Neville Smith tweets)
  +
*Lammas Park: 2 Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, singing Chiffchaff (Oliver Flory)
  +
*Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": 2 Little Egret, 4 Tufted Duck 2pr, 4 Mistle Thrush 2pr, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove pr, Grey Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff (Mike Amos)
  +
*London Wetland Center: '''Mediterranean Gull''' NW 0915 (Shailesh Patel)
  +
*Lynsters Farm: '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad floods 0800 (Maple Lodge CS via eBird)
  +
*Marble Hill Park: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Treecreeper (via BirdTrack)
  +
*[[Morden Hall Park]]: incl 2 Rook W 0645, 3 Blackcap (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  +
*Orsett Fen: incl 2ad '''Mediterranean Gull''', 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  +
*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl 4 Kingfisher thru along r wandle, '''Yellow-browed Warbler''' still 1230, '''Siberian Chiffchaff''' still, 2 '''Firecrest''' r wandle still (Bill Shimmers tweets)
  +
*Purfleet "R Thames": incl 3 Curlew, 9 Redshank, Red Kite N, '''Short-eared Owl''', pr Raven (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  +
*[[Regent's Park]]: Common Snipe foy flushed calling from ditch area by London Zoo [area 37] 0530 (Twitter); m Reed Bunting still singing in area-5 reedbed pm (Will Harcourt-Smith via eBird)
  +
*Sewardstone Marsh: '''Curlew''' calling high NE at 09:30 (Martin Shepherd)
  +
*[[South Norwood CP]]: 2 Sand Martin (Jonathan Shaub per Corydon Birders)
  +
*[[Staines Moor]]: incl 4 Kestrel, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Water Pipit still am (Chris Jones via eBird)
  +
*Stoneleigh "KT17": 2 singing Chiffchaff in The Glade, 1 Red Kite sw, 2 Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
  +
*Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Pheasant, 8 Teal, 4 Common Buzzard [3 together], 5 Red Kite [2pr & 1], displaying pr Sparrowhawk, 2-3 Kestrel, 2 Common Snipe, 7 Stock Dove, c9 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 15 Fieldfare low N, 2 Redwing, 2 Rook in dead oak, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Greenfinch, 5 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  +
*Tooting Common: Common Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull N, 2 Greylag Geese (Alan Wilkinson)
  +
*Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 15 singing Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail, 37 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Treecreeper, 2 Mandarin Duck, 3 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 32 Rook, 5 Teal, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Starling, Little Owl, 4 Red Kite [circling long pond together], 5 Lapwing (Samuel Levy)
  +
*Walthamstow Wetlands: '''Bar-tailed Godwit''' [Ldn foy] briefly [on e warwick res isl per BirdGuides] but not seen past 0915, 2 '''Little Ringed Plover''', 3 Common Buzzard, Jackdaw N, 2 Peregrine, 20 Linnet, Meadow Pipit, 1 pr Goosander, 4 Goldeneye 2 pr, 8 Shoveler, 2 Sand Martin, 7 Shelduck, 5 Teal, Green Woodpecker {3 Small Tortoiseshell} (Walthamstow Birders)
  +
*Wandsworth Common: Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel [pair], Redwing, Meadow Pipit over N (Nick Rutter)
  +
*[[Woodberry Wetlands]]: Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Blackcap, 2 Common Gull inc Norwegian JC462 (Chris Farthing)
  +
*Woodford Green: All between 8am-2pm. Tawny Owl calling loudly 8am and 9.45am from roost tree, Little Egret over several times during the session, male and female Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove East, Red Kite over South 8.49 am, Peregrine through 10.10 am, Red Kite East 11am, single Buzzards over at 12.00pm, 12.22 pm, then five at 12.28pm, then a further two at 1pm also Sparrowhawk and finally two Chaffinch over at 1.25pm. (Ken Murray)
  +
*Worcester Park: Common Buzzard over (Robin Lloyd per Bob Smith)
  +
*Yeading Brook Meadows: 2 Red Kite [probably different to Ten Acre Wood birds], Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, {Comma} (Neil Anderson)
  +
  +
=='''Saturday 21st March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: 7+ Chiffchaff, 2m Blackcap, Redwing, m Shoveler, 2 Greylag, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  +
*Beddington Farmlands: 2 '''TWITE''' on mound east of north lake still 0915 ''Restricted viewing from public footpath east of Mile Road Hackbridge [per BirdGuides] but in area with no general access and not viewable from hides [per Surrey BC]'' (BirdGuides); also incl '''Dunlin''', 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Water Pipit (BFBG/Steve Thomas via Surrey BC); also Sand Martin (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
 
*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
 
*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
*Hampstead Heath: "Parliament Hill", 2 Common Gull, and 22 Black-headed Gull W, 2 Mistle Thrush NW and another 4 dropped in, 3 Song Thrush NW, 10 Blackbirds a few also NW, 2 Sparrowhawks W, 80 Meadow Pipits W/ NW, 10 Swallows SW, 20 Goldfinches W, 40 Chaffinches S, Grey Wagtail N, Linnet S (Pete Mantle)
+
*Chingford Plain: incl m Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit N (Richard Cope via eBird
*Lea Bridge "E5": 2 Grey Wagtail by the weir (Alastair Dent)
+
*Cole Green Tip: '''Woodcock''', Yellowhammer (Andy Haig/Adrian Bonner via Herts BC)
*Primrose Hill "vismig 0640-0900": 8 Cormorant S, Collared Dove NE, 7 Swallow, 18 Redwing W [15&3], 5 Pied Wagtail, 43 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet (Twitter)
+
*Crayford Marshes; 4 Common Sandpiper in Darent Creek otherwise very quiet (Jack Headley)
*Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret (a Park record) all on Lower Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman)
+
*Creekmouth, Barking: '''Iceland Gull''' juv distantly on mud by flood barrier still, 2 Yellow-legged Gull 1640 (BirdGuides)
*Stoneleigh Station KT17: 2 Redwing low s calling 08:35 (Neil Batten)
+
*Dagenham Chase: 2 imm '''White-fronted Goose''' south of slack, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Rook, 10 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, M Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 28 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Bacon)
*Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 '''Firecrest''' (near Crescent Wood Rd entrance) (Steven Robinson)
+
*Darlands Lake NR: Red Kite (Philipp Wirtz)
*[[Walthamstow Marshes]]: 3 Stonechat (Lammas Meadow), Meadow Pipit (over Bomb Crater Field), Pied Wagtail, 4 Linnet (rear paddocks) (Alastair Dent)
+
*Denham Lock Wood: Blackcap singing, c14 Cormorants on Frays Carp Lake (Kabir Kaul)
*Wanstead Flats: 100+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 8+ Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Skylark, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwing, 7 House Martin, Linnet, 4 Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, 2 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 6 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
+
*Enfield Golf Course: Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch pr inc singing m (Robert Callf)
*West Putney SW15, '''Merlin''' S 16.15 (R.Kaye)
+
*Feltham: Peregrine on St Giles Hotel (Andy Roberts)
*Worcester Park “garden vismig 7:30-8:45am”: 7 Redwing W/S (fos), 34 Meadow Pipit S/N, 60+ House Martin S/N (50+ S in single wave), 3 Song Thrush N, 14 Chaffinch S/N (migrants fos), 11 Starling W, Pied Wagtail N, 3 Greenfinch N and a Chiffchaff (Isaiah V.Rowe)
+
*Felthamhill Carr: incl 2 Ruddy Shelduck [''presumed escapes''], Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel (via BirdTrack)
  +
*Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  +
*Finsbury Park: 4m Red-crested Pochard, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Niall T Keogh)
  +
*Frays Farm Meadows: 2 common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, Kestrel, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, m Blackcap, Chiffchaff singing (Kabir Kaul)
  +
*Gunnersbury Park: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Stock Dove (Oliver Flory)
  +
*Headley Heath "Surrey": incl '''Marsh Tit''', Nuthatch, 3 Linnet late-aft (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
  +
*[[Hilfield Park Reservoir]]: m '''Common Scoter''' 1740-1815 at least, 1 '''Little Gull''' 2cy still, 1 Sand Martin (Tony Blake); also incl 6 Black-necked Grebe still (via BirdTrack)
  +
*[[Holmethorpe SPs]]: incl 2 '''White Stork''' [released birds per Surrey BC] , '''House Martin''' (Jim Camp via BirdTrack)
  +
*[[Island Barn Reservoir]] "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 '''Great Northern Diver''' still, 12 Sand Martin (Chris Turner)
  +
*Lamorbey Park: 6 Egyptian Geese 4 yng, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  +
*London Wetland Centre: Goldeneye, 4 Redshank, 2 Water Pipit, 7 Common Snipe, 10+ Chiffchaff on southern route, Tufted x Pochard hybrid, {1 Peacock} (Martin Honey & T Wright); also 2 Pintail, Bittern still (per Surrey BC)
  +
*Lynsters Farm: incl Oystercatcher, Redshank floods still (MLCS via eBird)
  +
*Northolt & Greenford CP: 2-3 Red Kite [2 seen north A40 & 1 later around Northala], Sparrowhawk, Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 6+ Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  +
*Oakwood Park: f Sparrowhawk made unsuccessful attempt to catch Collared Dove 1358 (Robert Callf)
  +
*Pinner: 2 Red Kite displaying low, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  +
*Pole Hill: incl '''Woodcock''' over (Richard Cope via eBird)
  +
*Purley: m Bullfinch gdn (Jamie Parkinson via Surrey Birding FB)
  +
*[[Rainham RSPB]]: 2 Little Ringed Plover wennington marsh 0925 (BirdGuides); 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, Marsh Harrier, Water Pipit (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera); '''Common Tern''' [Ldn foy] (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB); also incl 32 Shelduck, 60 Shoveler, 92 Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 3 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 10 Common Snipe, 6 Redshank (per ELBF FB)
  +
*Richmond Park: 2 Wheatear m (Steve Woolfenden)
  +
*[[Sevenoaks WR]]: 9 Sand Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, Blackcap am (Gary Howard tweet)
  +
*[[South Norwood CP]]: Stonechat (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  +
*[[South Norwood Lake]] "0800-1000": incl 2 '''House Martin''' N/NE (John Watson via Croydon Birders)
  +
*[[Staines Reservoir]]: incl '''Long-tailed Duck''' still, 30 Goldeneye, 9 Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad late-aft (Chris Jones via eBird)
  +
*Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: 2 Oystercatcher, 10+ Sand Martin (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  +
*Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 singing Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  +
*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “10.00-12.00”: 2 Chiffchaff, Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 12 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 14 Teal river [r], 8 Gadwall r, 2 Skylark, Linnet, 2 Jay, Kestrel, 2 Shoveler m, 18 Shelduck (Roger Keith)
  +
*Thames Barrier: Kingfisher flew upriver, still a pair of Oystercatchers, 30 Teal, 9 Shelduck, 8 Linnet, 4 Mistle Thrush (Ian Ellis)
  +
*The Withey Beds LNR: '''Woodcock''' (Anna Marett via Herts BC)
  +
*Tooting Common: 5 Redwing, m Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker [lots of drumming], 1-2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Nuthatch (Ian Strickland)
  +
*Totteridge Valley: Red Kite, 3 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, Saker x Gyr hybrid [presumably the same bird that was seen just before xmas and was then later seen at RSPB Rainham Marshes] (Samuel Levy)
  +
*Town Park "Enfield": 2 Little Grebe [pr copulating twice and nest building], m Northern Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck 5m 4f Carr's Basin (Robert Callf)
  +
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 '''Little Ringed Plover''', m Wheatear, 7 Sand Martin, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Walthamstow Birders)
  +
*Woodoaks Farm: incl Wheatear still, 3 Yellowhammer pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  +
*Worcester Park: '''Northern Wheatear''' on horse fields (Charlie Alpera per Bob Smith)
  +
*Wormwood Scrubs: Chiffchaff (David Jeffreys)
  +
  +
=='''Friday 20th March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: 11 Meadow Pipit N/NE, 7 Chiffchaff, Blackcap m, Shoveler m, 3 Pochard, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  +
*Beddington Farmlands: '''Curlew''' main lake but left 0620, '''Knot''' [Ldn foy], Redshank both fr wet grassland hide 1055, m '''Ring Ouzel''' valley mound cTQ290668 at 07:20, 50 Meadow Pipit over early-am (Glenn Jones per Roger Browne tweets/via BirdGuides); also incl 13 Cormorant, 30 Common Gull, Raven, 2 Sand Martin, 75 Meadow Pipit, 3 Water Pipit still (BFBG blog)
  +
*[[Brent Reservoir]]: Sand Martin, 18 Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Andrew Self)
  +
*Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  +
*Bushy Park: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Skylark, 15+ Swallow SE [''more likely Sand Martins on this date and in this number?''] (Ian R Watson)
  +
*Dagenham Chase: 4 Sand Martin over front fishing lake, Kingfisher, Blackcap, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Tufted Duck (Steve Bacon); also incl 2imm '''White-fronted Goose''' still on slack late-aft, 12+ Sand Martin over pits (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  +
*Darlands Lake NR: 2 Common Buzzard displaying, m Pheasant, '''Woodcock''' (Philipp Wirtz)
  +
*Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": 4 Grey Wagtail 2pr, 7 House Sparrow 4m 3f (Philipp Wirtz)
  +
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 5 Yellowhammer 4f/imm & m, 6 Reed Bunting 3m 3f (Robert Callf)
  +
*Finchley "N3": Red Kite E, 2 Collared Dove (Philipp Wirtz)
  +
*Finsbury Park "Green Lanes N4": 3m Red-crested Pochard on the New River opposite Finsbury Park at 1655 (Niall T Keogh)
  +
*Greenhithe: 7+ Teal, Redshank off Sara Crescent, Chiffchaff in ASDA car park (Jack Headley)
  +
*Hall Marsh: 2 '''Cattle Egret''' N, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Goosander on adj horsemill stream, 2 Sand Martin NW, 70+ Redwing (Simon Papps)
  +
*Hampstead Heath: 12 Chiffchaff in very brief walk around Highgate chain of ponds - 8+ were at the Sanctuary Pond where 2 birds singing, 15 Siskin, 10 Goldfinch, Redpoll all in pond side alders (Pete Mantle); Common Buzzard over Sanctuary Pond at 1745 (Reuben Braddock)
  +
*Hemans Estate Community Garden: House Sparrow taking nest material in started on 4th March (Michael Mac)
  +
*[[Hilfield Park Reservoir]] "permit only but restricted viewing fr platform TQ160963 accessed via public footpath off Hogg Ln": '''Little Gull''' 1w am till late-aft at least (Tony Blake tweet); also incl 6 Black-necked Grebe still (via BirdTrack)
  +
*Holloway "Stock Orchard Crescent N7": an exceptionally large ‘charm’ of 60 Goldfinches in trees on the way to roost this evening. Largest number I have ever seen in Holloway. (Shane Enright)
  +
*Home Park: 10 Sand Martin, 5 Tufted Duck, m Gadwall, 2 Skylark at Rick Pond (Mike Foster)
  +
*Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  +
*Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Buzzard, Raven mobbing one of them (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  +
*Kentish Town: Chiffchaff Gaisford Street am (Pete Mantle)
  +
*[[London Wetland Centre]]: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 6 Common Snipe, 3 Redshank, Bittern, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website); Common Snipe grazing marsh, Stonechat ne corner grazing marsh, 4 Redshank, 4 Chiffchaff (Martin Honey)
  +
*Maple Cross "West": incl Red Kite, 6 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 17 Linnet pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  +
*Margravine Cemetery: Chiffchaff (Nathalie Mahieu)
  +
*Mitcham Common: Common Buzzard low over Cedars Av. roundabout, 3 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 4+ Green Woodpecker, pr Kestrel (Michael Mac)
  +
*Morden Cemetery: 2 Blackcap (Bob Smith)
  +
*[[Morden Hall Park]]: 11 Grey Heron incl 3 nests, '''Curlew''' over calling 0600, 5 Sparrowhawk, 7 Chiffchaff, '''2''' Firecrest, 28 Meadow Pipit 15 roost, '''Water Pipit''' still, '''Brambling''' early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  +
*Perivale Park: pr Teal, 3 Stock Dove, pr Grey Wagtail by new pools, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  +
*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": '''Yellow-browed Warbler''', '''Siberian Chiffchaff''' still 1330 (BirdGuides)
  +
*Purfleet "River Thames": incl 2m '''Common Scoter''' river 1815, Short-eared Owl evg (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*Putney Heath: 5 Chiffchaff, 25+ Redwing, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel (Les Evans-Hill)
  +
*Rainham Marshes: "Aveley Bay" 7 Avocet, Water Pipit, m Marsh Harrier (Steve Bacon); also 8 Shelduck, 11 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 8 Common Snipe, 5 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (David Smith, Bill Stallard, Graham Sutton per ELBF FB); 2 Wheatear (Andy Reid per ELBF FB)
  +
*Richmond Park: 3+ Red Kite, 5+ Common Buzzard [1 carrying parakeet prey], 3 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 5+ Kestrel, 3 Sand Martin, 12 Skylarks in one group, 18-20 Meadow Pipits 2 groups of 9-10, 1m Wheatear (RPBG)
  +
*[[Roding Valley Meadows LNR]]: pr '''Goosander''', Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  +
*Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": '''3 Wheatear''' still 17:30 (Jack Headley); Common Buzzard, Skylark, 3+ Meadow Pipit, 6+ Pied Wagtail, c30 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  +
*Sidcup Place: Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  +
*Southwark Park: Peregrine, Chiffchaff singing, Shoveler, 2 Jay (John & Janet Cadera)
  +
*[[Staines Moor]]: incl 3 Redshank, Blackcap am (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
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*Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff, Greenfinch (John & Janet Cadera)
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*Swanscombe Marsh: 11+ Chiffchaff incl 4 singing, 12+ singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Red-legged Partridge, singing Reed Bunting, '''Raven''', Rock Pipit, Common Sandpiper, male Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, male Pochard, singing Skylark (Jack Headley)
  +
*Trent Park: 7 Canada Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mandarin 4m f, '''2 Raven''' in a noisy battle with 3 Carrion Crow over the 'new build', 2 Tufted Duck (Pete Lowman)
  +
*Waltham Abbey "Abbey Gardens": 2 Mandarin Duck, Red Kite (Simon Papps)
  +
*[[Walthamstow Marshes]] "rear paddocks": 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stock Dove (Alastair Dent)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: '''Woodcock''' no 1 res (Phil Aylen); "Lockwood" '''Little Ringed Plover''', 30+ Sand Martins, m Wheatear, 8 Meadow Pipits, pr Goldeneye, pr Goosander, singing Blackcap (Lol Bodini)
  +
*Wandsworth Common: 6 Chiffchaff singing, 5 Meadow Pipit N 0700-0800 (Nick Rutter)
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*Whetstone "Raleigh Drive garden N20": At noon a f Sparrowhawk dive bombed the bird feeders, then, for a few seconds, perched and hopped about in the bird feeder tree, before exiting low northward (David Roberts)
  +
*[[Woodberry Wetlands]]: Sand Martin, Red-crested Pochard (Chris Farthing)
  +
*Woodoaks Farm: 2 '''Wheatear''' main track, m Yellowhammer (Tony Hulls/Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC/eBird)
  +
  +
=='''Thursday 19th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: '''Firecrest''' male still Conservation Wood, 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap m, 3 Shoveler (APOG Birders)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 22 Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Andrew Self)
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*[[Canons Farm]]: '''Ring Ouzel''' [Ldn foy] reads bottom early-am (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG tweet); no sign Ring Ouzel 1130-1400 (BirdGuides)
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*Cornmill Meadows: 2 '''Cattle Egret''' [showing signs of breeding plumage], 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 35 Wigeon, 12 Common Teal, 3 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Common Redshank, Kingfisher, singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Blackcap, 5 singing Common Chiffchaff, Siskin (Simon Papps)
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*Dagenham Chase: 4 Blackcap, 16 Chiffchaff, 3 Kingfisher, 10 Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail, 33 Wigeon, 28 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 30 Gadwall, 2 Lapwing, Kestrel (Steve Bacon); also incl 12 Sand Martin (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  +
*[[Holmethorpe SPs]]: m '''Common Scoter''' mercers lake 1340-1500 at least (Gordon Hay/Josephine Snell via BirdGuides/per Surrey BC)
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*Horsenden Hill "West": Little Owl calling, 4 Greenfinch, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Martin Smith)
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*[[Island Barn Reservoir]] "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 '''Great Northern Diver''' still, 5ad '''Little Gull''' wp thru pm (Dave Harris tweet)
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*KGV Res "permit only": '''13 Common Scoter''' n basin flew off N 1530 then ret'd 1700 [11 ad male & imm m & f], Green Sandpiper, '''Dunlin''', 8 Goosander, '''20''' Sand Martin, 18 Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, [Hooded Merganser] (Andrew Middleton)
  +
*Ladywell Fields: Little Egret, 2 Mandarin Duck [m&f], singing Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12+ Goldfinch (Keith Chambers)
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*Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
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*Langley Vale Wood: 2 Lapwing, 12 Common Snipe ploughed field, '''Black Redstart''', Wheatear (Keith Lelliott FB)
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*[[London Wetland Centre]]: 2 '''Little Gull''' pm, 2 '''Oystercatcher''' pm, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, 7 Common Snipe, 4 Redshank, Bittern, 5 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit (WWT website); also Blackcap, Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  +
*Lynsters Farm: pr Oystercatcher mating (MLCS via eBird)
  +
*Mile End "Antill Rd": m Blackcap, Chiffchaff gdn (Harry Harrison)
  +
*Nutfield Ridge: 2 Wheatear m f still (Matt Farmer per Surrey BC)
  +
*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": '''Yellow-browed Warbler''' still, '''Siberian Chiffchaff''' still (Jake Klavins)
  +
*Purfleet "R Thames": incl 15 '''Common Scoter''' h over 0905 & seen circling 1005, 6 Oystercatcher incl pr displaying, f Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Cetti's Warbler, Water Pipit, 31 Linnet am (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*Pymmes Park: 2 Egyptian Goose pr inc m w/ metal ring number 1459597, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 35 Tufted Duck 24m 11f, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Collared Dove pr, 2 Stock Dove pr, 8 Wren inc seven singing males, 2 Long-tailed Tit pr, 2 Nuthatch pr [f collecting & plastering mud around nest hole], 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
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*[[Rainham Marshes]]: 15 '''Common Scoter''' [Ldn foy] E downriver 0903 then on river at Aveley Bay up to 1040 at least, m '''Wheatear''', '''13''' Sand Martin, Red Kite, '''Short-eared Owl''', '''Raven''', '''Water Pipit''', 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 4 Avocet, Ruff, 6 Marsh Harrier [2m & 4 f/imm], 62 Shelduck, 267 Shoveler, 98 Gadwall, 28 Pintail, 42 Pochard, 48 Tufted Duck, 5 Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 15 Common Snipe, 12 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 3 Bearded Reedling, 8 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 3 Stonechat (Niall T Keogh)
  +
*Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": 4 '''Wheatear''' early a'noon (Jack Headley)
  +
*Ruxley GPs "permit only": 10+ Chiffchaff incl 7 singing, 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Gadwall, pr Shoveler foy, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2-3 calling Green Woodpecker, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: '''Scaup''' ad m still s basin nr causeway, 3 Little Ringed Plover 2 causeway 1 n basin, '''Dunlin''' n basin 1610 (Paul Watts tweet)
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*Streatham Common: 2 Treecreeper [for third day], 2 Mistle Thush (Peter Newmark)
  +
*[[Walthamstow Marshes]]: '''Wheatear''' on bomb crater field, 2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall on north marsh (JW Davies)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: '''Little Ringed Plover''' [fr e warwick res hide early-am per BirdGuides], '''Black Redstart''' [lockwood res beyond lifebuoy around concrete still per BirdGuides], 2 '''Wheatear''' pr, '''c25''' Sand Martin, c20 Meadow Pipits, Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 6 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye, pr Wigeon (Walthamstow Birders)
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*Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 18 Tufted Duck, Egyptian Goose, singing Chiffchaff, Nuthatch in CCG (Jack Headley)
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=='''Wednesday 18th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: 3 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Stock Dove, Coal Tit, Little Grebe (Eduardo López-Salas); '''Firecrest''' male Conservation Wood, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap m, 5 Shoveler, 2 Greylag, Peregrine, 2 Meadow Pipit N, Redwing (APOG Birders)
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*[[Amwell GP]] "Gt Hardmead Lake": incl 5 Sand Martin (Stuart Fox via Herts BC)
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*Beckton STW "private access": incl '''Iceland Gull''' juv still, 2 Blackcap singing, Stonechat am (Dave Morrison tweet)
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*Beddington Farmlands: 2 '''TWITE''' on mound east of north lake [in area with no general access and not viewable from hides], also incl 8 Shelduck, 6 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Sand Martin, m Northern Wheatear, 25+ Meadow Pipit NW, 5 Water Pipit (Peter Alfrey/Kevin Guest via blogs/per Surrey BC); 2 Tree Sparrow (via BirdTrack); also incl 12 Shelduck, 4 Sparrowhawk, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff (BFBG blog)
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*Boxer's Lake: 11 Grey Heron 7ad & at least 4 young [5 occupied nests], 2 Mute Swan pr, 12 Tufted Duck 7m 5f, Red Kite low over, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Wren, 2 Dunnock pr, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch singing, {Small Tortoiseshell} (Robert Callf)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 24 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
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*Dagenham Chase: 4 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler, 5 singing Chiffchaff, singing Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch (Harry Harrison)
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*Finchley "garden N3": 3 Redwing (Samuel Levy)
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*Foots Cray Meadows: 8 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Egyptian Goose, 3 Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Gadwall, Kingfisher, Water Rail, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Jack Headley); 2 Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Cetti’s Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
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*Grovelands Park: 2 Stock Dove, 8 Mandarin, 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch calling (Paul Collins)
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*[[Island Barn Reservoir]]: '''Great Northern Diver '''good view of 1 from 3:25pm when sun came out for 10 mins - though can only see less than half area of reservoir from only view point, Sand Martin,over pr Shelduck, Red Kite, pr Egyptian Geese, Kingfisher flew by, on way out (Michael Mac)
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*Kemnal Technology College "DA14": Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid w/ 16 Canada Goose on football pitch pm (Jack Headley)
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*Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, male Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
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*London Wetland Centre: '''Iceland Gull''' ad, '''Curlew''' SW, 3 Redshank, 4 singing Chiffchaff, Water Pipit coming into summer plumage, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck (WWT website/Twitter); 9 Common Snipe on grazing marsh, Little Egret despite being pestered by crows, 3 Water Pipit in flight before landing on marsh, f Reed Bunting stripping a reedmace head on entrance lake (Martin Honey); '''Garganey''' reported (Simon Wilcock via eBird)
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*Lynsters Farm: pr Oystercatcher floods, pr Raven feeding below cattle trough noon (Paul Lewis tweet)
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*[[Morden Hall Park]] "0600-0700": incl '''Firecrest''', 4 Goldcrest, 27 Meadow Pipit 17 over & 10 from roost, 3 Linnet early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
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*Motspur Park "Gasholder wood": 3 Chiffchaff (Bob Smith)
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*Nutfield Ridge: 2 '''Wheatear''' m f (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
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*[[Rainham RSPB]]: unconfirmed report of Garganey (BirdGuides); Wheatear (Barry Tranfield per ELBF FB); Oystercatcher (Andy Reid per ELBF FB)
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*[[Regent's Park]] "vismig 0605-0805": 4 Woodpigeon N, 10 Redwing over, 10 Meadow Pipit NW/W, 14 Goldfinch NW, also Cetti's Warbler h area-5 reedbed, 7 Chiffchaff, m Reed Bunting a2 reedbed (Twitter)
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*Richmond Park: 3 Sand Martins, 2 m Wheatear, 2 Water Rail, Red Kite, singing Chiffchaff in nearly every copse (Phil Davies, Mike Lewis); Common Buzzard circling high over Pembroke Lodge at 11.10 (Mike Foster)
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*Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": Skylark, '''Wheatear''', singing Blackcap by Ruxley_Manor garden centre (Ian Stewart)
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*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: incl 16 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, '''Redshank''' pm (Geoff Horn via eBird)
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*St Albans: 2 '''Firecrest''' r ver conifers downstream of holywell hill br TL145065 (Bill Free via Herts BC)
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*[[Sevenoaks WR]]: incl 20 Wigeon, '''18''' Chiffchaff (via BirdTrack)
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*Sidcup Place: '''Willow Warbler''' [Ldn foy] singing by Frognal Ave ''my earliest UK record'' (Ian Stewart)
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*[[South Norwood CP]]: 3 Sand Martin (D Mac via Croydon Birders)
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*[[Staines Moor]]: incl f Goosander n end then left E 1745 (Dick Haydon via Surrey BNN/BirdTrack)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: Little Ringed Plover, 1+ Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
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*Streatham Common: 2 Treecreeper still (Peter Newmark)
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*Sydenham Hill Woods "1142": Common Buzzard, Nuthatch (Fernley Symons)
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*Thames Barrier: 2 Oystercatcher, Common Buzzard over Shooter's Hill 08:20-08:30, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shelduck 6pr, 3 Meadow Pipit (Ian Ellis)
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*Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 6 Teal, 53 Stock Dove, 8 Lapwing, Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, 2 Kingfisher Dollis Brook/Darlands, Kestrel, 32 Rook, Coal Tit, '''19''' singing Chiffchaff, 3 singing Blackcap, 14 Goldcrest, singing '''Firecrest''' [Owl_Field by the old Barn], 5 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 50 Starling, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Song Thrush, Redwing, 4 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit N, 6 Greenfinch, 8 Linnet, 2 Red Kite (Samuel Levy)
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*Trent Park: 11 Canada Goose, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Common Buzzard, Great Crested Grebe, Goldfinch, 7 Mandarin 6m, f, f Pochard, Redwing, 2 Siskin, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Tufted Duck pr, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr (Pete Lowman)
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*Upper College Farm: singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Chiffchaff in evening visit (Jack Headley); Pheasant, 3+ Skylark, f Stonechat, 5 singing Chiffchaff, 4+ Bullfinch 2m 2f (Ian Stewart)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Great Black-backed Gull [inc Norwegian ringed 3rd yr bird], 2 Kingfisher, 7 Little Egret in No1 colony, 2 Green Woodpecker pr, 15 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Goldcrest singing, Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit (Walthamstow Birders); also 4 Sand Martin am (Paul Rose via eBird)
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*[[Woodberry Wetlands]]: Sand Martin, 3 Reed Bunting, Blackcap (Chris Farthing); 14 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Niall T Keogh)
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*Woodford Green: Tawny Owl calling throughout the day, Song Thrush singing, c25 Redwing over the tree line, 2 Canada Goose, Mandarin Duck low and South, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, 4 Mallard, 2 Little Egret over, also Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard with male Blackcap, Wren, 2 Chaffinch, male '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''' [imaged], Chiffchaff [foy] and finally Pipistrelle at 1650 (Ken Murray) ''Would you mind sharing your image of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker? Cheers'' [LB] No problem LB, you'll find the image on Bird Forum.net , Birds & Birding under Garden/Yard List 2020, posted yesterday under KenM Cheers.
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*Wraysbury GPs: incl 24 Goldeneye, '''20''' Chiffchaff pm (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
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=='''Tuesday 17th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel pair mating (Mark Wardman); also 10 Shoveler [6m 4f], 2 Little Grebe Wood Green Res, Common Buzzard, Little Egret, 6 Meadow Pipit N, 2 Peregrines copulating on mast (APOG Birders)
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*Beckton STW "private access": '''Iceland Gull''' (Dave Morrison per ELBF FBB)
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*Barnes Cray: Common Buzzard E, Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Rook on nest (Ian Stewart)
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*Beddington Farmlands: incl Yellow-legged Gull 3w, Tree Sparrow (BFBG blog)
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*Belvedere "Rec Grd TQ490783": '''Marsh Harrier''' S 1105 (Chris Gibbard tweet)
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*Big Wood "Hampstead Garden suburb": Chiffchaff singing, Green Woodpecker (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Bonnett's Wood: incl Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Fieldfare, 6 Linnet (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
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*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 8 singing Chiffchaff, Redwing (Andrew Self)
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*Brookmill Park: Singing Chiffchaff, singing Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
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*Chelsea: Common Buzzard north over Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 14:10 (Des McKenzie)
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*Crayford Marshes: 8 Shelduck, c30 Gadwall, 30 Wigeon, c40 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Avocet, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, c30 Redshank, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull, c10 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, c10 Pied Wagtail, c30 Fieldfare, 10+ Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
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*Crossness NR: 5 Grey Heron incl 2W, 11 Pied Wagtail, Peregrine, 2 Kestrel pr, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier f hunting then W, 2 Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 14 Cetti's Warbler heard, 8 Little Grebe, 11 Pochard, 14 Gadwall, 2 Skylark singing, 2 Song Thrush singing, 5 Lapwing, 9 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, Reed Bunting, 8 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 4 Goldfinch (Bernie Weight); "Thames and foreshore low tide" 116 Shelduck, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Cetti's Warbler heard, Chiffchaff singing, 20 Shoveler, 6 Cormorant, c330 Teal, 11 Redshank, 2 Curlew, c250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull (Bernie Weight)
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*[[Dagenham Chase]]: 2imm '''White-fronted Goose''' bardag lake 10am, Kingfisher, Shelduck, 34 Shoveler, 24 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 28 Shoveler, Little Egret (Steve Bacon)
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*Dagnam Park: incl 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Treecreeper singing, 20 Fieldfare NW, Redwing, 3+ Meadow Pipit high over (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
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*Dollis Valley Walk "Greenwalk": Little Egret S over Fursby Av allotments (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Epping "Lindsay St": 4 '''Waxwing''' h & seen briefly then S 0935 (Roger Emmens via BirdGuides/BirdTrack/Essex BwS)
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*Finsbury Park "Green Lanes N4": 2m Red-crested Pochard on the New River opposite Park (Niall T Keogh)
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*Fishers Green: 2 Goosander m&f on Old River Lea (Steve Howey)
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*Fishers Green Goosefield: 13 Barnacle Goose 1030 by holyfield hall fm (Maureen Lead via Lee Valley RP sightings blog)
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*Gidea Park: Red Kite, 2 Sand Martin (David Smith per ELBF FB)
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*Grovelands Park: 6 Stock Dove, 8 Mandarin, 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Green Woodpecker calling, 2 Nuthatch calling, 2 Mistle Thrush (Paul Collins)
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*Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 '''Cattle Egret''' still (BirdGuides)
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*Hampstead Heath: '''Woodcock''' W over bandstand and away up towards Kite Hill at 1340 (Tim Blackburn)
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*Horton Country Park "Epsom": 2 Common Buzzard pair, 3 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 2 Redwing (Bob Smith)
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*[[Island Barn Reservoir]] "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 '''Great Northern Diver''' still, '''Curlew''' over, 4 '''Sand Martin''' (Dave Harris tweet)
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*[[London Wetland Centre]]: '''Curlew''' over W, 4 Common Snipe, 3 Redshank, Bittern, Peregrine, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (WWT website); 7 Common Snipe on grazing marsh, 2 Sparrowhawk m&f over, 6 Stock Dove (Martin Honey); Red Kite W at 1200 (Alan Wilkinson)
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*Mile End "Antill Road": {Brimstone in garden} (Harry Harrison)
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*North Met Pit: 2 Goldeneye m&f (Steve Howey)
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*Pinner: Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": no sign Yellow-browed Warbler (BirdGuides)
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*[[Regent's Park]] "vismig 0545-0745": 4 Stock Dove N, 47 Woodpigeon N, 3 Redwing over, 5 Meadow Pipit NW, 7 Goldfinch NW, also 3 Wigeon 2m f (Twitter)
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*Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": 15+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 2 Common Buzzard in brief visit (Jack Headley)
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*[[South Norwood CP]]: incl Stonechat (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
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*Southwark Park: Sparrowhawk, 5 Shoveler 2f 3m, 2 Tufted Duck pr, Little Grebe, Collared Dove, Chiffchaff singing (John & Janet Cadera)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: 4 '''Garganey''' [Ldn foy if confirmed] (reported by 'Barbara L' via BirdTrack)
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*Stanmore: 3 Common Buzzard incl 2 displaying (Tony Blake tweet)
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*Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcap singing, Greenfinch (John & Janet Cadera)
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*Stoneleigh "Station KT17": m Blackcap singing [wintering bird] (Neil Batten)
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*Streatham Common: 2 '''Treecreeper''' (Peter Newmark)
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*Swanley Park: 2 Egyptian Geese pr & 7 goslings, Mute Swan [first for 5 yrs], 4 Coot, Chiffchaff singing (Andy Meaton)
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*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “13.30-16.30”: 31 Greylag Goose, 21 Shelduck, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Canada Goose, 3 Marsh Harrier, 14 Mallard, Kestrel, 12 Magpie, 4 Shoveler m, 9 Gadwall, 15 Pochard 3f, 10 Tufted Duck 4f, 8 Grey Heron [5 probable nests with 1 young being fed], Little Grebe [many heard], 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Stock Dove, Bearded Tit h, Water Rail h, Peregrine [atop cross Thames south pylon], 4 Teal, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff h, Red-legged Partridge, 6 Cetti's Warbler h, Cormorant (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
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*Thames Barrier: 2 Oystercatcher still present all day, 2 Meadow Pipit over N (Ian Ellis)
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*[[Tottenham Marshes]]: '''Short-eared Owl''' circling east marsh (BirdGuides post at 0915)
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*Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 10 singing Chiffchaff, singing m Blackcap, 4 Commonn Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Red Kite, 2 Little Owl, 4 Lapwing, drake Teal, Meadow Pipit, 10+ Rook, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, c50 Common Gull still (John Colmans)
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*Trent Park: Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, m Eurasian Teal, f Common Pochard, Red Kite, 3 Green Woodpecker, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail pr, Song Thrush singing, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest inc singing male, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 20+ Chaffinch Camlet Moat (Robert Callf)
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*Upper College Farm: Kestrel, 2 singing Skylark, 4 singing Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Jackdaw south over Lockwood 1120 to 1140 (Niall T Keogh, Lol Bodini); Red Kite over High Maynard 1408, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10+ singing Chiffchaff (Niall T Keogh)
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*Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Blackcap singing, {Brimstone yesterday} (Keith Bates)
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*Wanstead "Bush Rd E11": {Hedgehog roadkill} (Harry Harrison)
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*Wanstead Flats: Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, Skylark singing, Meadow Pipit singing, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Harry Harrison); 19 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
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*Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 3 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap in CCG (Jack Headley)
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*West Putney: ad sum '''Mediterranean Gull''', wintering Blackcap still (Rupert Kaye)
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*Wormwood Scrubs: '''Dartford Warbler''' in scrub of Lester's Embankment, 2 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel (Oliver Flory)
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=='''Monday 16th March 2020'''==
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*[[Alexandra Park]]: Blackcap m, '''Firecrest''' Conservation Wood 0820 (Eduardo López-Salas); Little Egret, 10 Shoveler, 2 Peregine (APOG Birders)
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*[[Amwell GP]]: 6 '''Sand Martin''' N late-evg (Ron Cousins tweet/William Bishop via Herts BC)
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*Brook Farm, Upminster: incl '''20''' Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
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*Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Song Thrush, singing Greenfinch ''used to be 3 or 4 pairs but now down to one pair'' (Conrad Ellam)
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*Bushy Park: '''Northern Wheatear''', Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 2 Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Shelduck [over], Stonechat (Spencer Neal)
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*[[Canons Farm]]: '''Woodlark''' [Ldn foy] calling in flight then dropped into broadfield west [nw cnr by round meadow] c1440 but not reloc'd 1445-1600 (Steve Gale tweets/per CFBW blog)
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*Chertsey Meads "Surrey": 2 '''Northern Wheatear''' on posts by road across Meads 0830 (Stuart Boreham via BirdGuides/Surrey BC)
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*Chingford Plain: incl Red Kite, 11 Common Buzzard (Richard Cope via eBird)
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*Coombe Wood, Great Warley "0800-100": incl f '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''' calling & drumming (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
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*Crayford Marshes: c20 Wigeon, male Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 4 Lapwing, 6 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, '''2 Short-eared Owl''', c10 Skylark, Stonechat, c10 Fieldfare, 5+ Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Bearded Tit, 3 Rook, 5+ Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
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*Crystal Palace: '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''' in garden (Nigel Harris via Andrew Self)
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*Darenth Lakes: incl 7 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Common Buzzard, Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Greenfinch (via BirdTrack)
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*Dartford Marshes: '''Northern Wheatear''' on river wall (Fraser Simpson)
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*Fairlop Waters: 2m '''Northern Wheatear''' back paddock field, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff, Shoveler (Steve Bacon)
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*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting 4m 4f (Robert Callf)
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*Finchley "N3": Kestrel over 1800 (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Greenhithe “Bluewater”: 2 Common Buzzard soaring and mewing, Chiffchaff singing (Roger Keith)
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*[[Greenwich Park]]: '''Woodcock''' 0830 (Dusty Gedge tweet)
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*Hall Marsh: 2 '''Cattle Egret''' still, 3 Little Egret, 4 Goosander on adj horsemill stream, 2 Siskin (Simon Papps)
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*Hall Place North: 2 Egyptian Geese, Nuthatch, c30 Greenfinch in flock c17.50 (Ian Stewart)
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*Hampstead Heath: Peregrine over W, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Shoveler (Reuben Braddock); 3m '''Northern Wheatear''' near the running track mid afternoon (Pete Mantle); Chiffchaff singing sanctuary pond, 2m Northern Wheatear field below tumulus, 4 Mandarin Duck 2pr feeding meadow uphill from sanctuary pond (Philipp Wirtz); 3 Northern Wheatear m still present at 1730 (Reuben Braddock)
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*[[Hilfield Park Reservoir]]: incl 6 Black-necked Grebe (Tony Blake via BirdTrack)
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*[[Holmethorpe SPs]]: incl 7 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper glebe lake, 2 Collared Dove mercers fm, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Skylark mercers fm, 4 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, 13 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2m Northern Wheatear mercers fm sand quarry still, Meadow Pipit, 7 Yellowhammer mercers fm, 2 Reed Bunting water colour lagoons (Kevin Guest via eBird)
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*Ilford "Garden": singing Blackcap (Barbara Miller)
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*Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": 2 Little Egret, 4 Stock Dove [2 pr], Greenfinch calling (Mike Amos)
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*Langley Vale Wood: incl 3 Stonechat late-aft (Cheech Albanese via eBird)
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*Lee Valley Riding Centre: m '''Northern Wheatear''' in rear paddocks (Chris Farthing)
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*London Wetland Centre: 3 '''Sand Martin''' pm, Redshank, 4 Chiffchaff including 2 singing, 2 Pintail, Water Pipit, 4 Common Snipe, m Stonechat (WWT website); also 2 Common Buzzard SW & N (Alexander Hagge via eBird)
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*Longfield: Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Red Kite [over high W], {Red Admiral, Brimstone} (Roger Keith)
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*[[Margravine Cemetery]]: Nuthatch nest-building (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
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*Mayflower Park: Blackcap male, 4 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher (Bob Smith)
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*Mill Hill "public f/p by St Paul’s School, The Ridgeway NW7": '''Firecrest''' (Jules Field per Steve Blake)
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*Pinner: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr (Nigel Barratt)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": '''Yellow-browed Warbler''', '''Siberian Chiffchaff''', c10 Chiffchaff, '''Firecrest''', 2 Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Wagtail, Teal, {2 Brimstone, 2 Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell} (Steve Woolfenden)
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*[[Queen Mother Reservoir]]: Water Pipit (via BirdTrack)
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*[[Rainham Marshes]]: 2 '''Cattle Egret''' S mid-am, 2 '''Short-eared Owl''' incl 1 sea wall still 1540 (BirdGuides); 2 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl (RSPB via ELBF FB)
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*Raynes Park "gdn": f Blackcap, pr House Sparrow mating, pr Long-tailed Tit (Paula Redmond)
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*[[Regent's Park]]: 2 '''Woodcock''' site-foy, Little Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail NNW, 5 Meadow Pipit NW am (Twitter)
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*Richmond: 3 Common Buzzard over Selwyn Avenue 2 soaring WNW together 11.40. Not imaged. (Franko J Maroevic)
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*Roundshaw Downs "Surrey": '''Northern Wheatear''' (via BirdTrack)
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*Ruxley "Honeydale Farm":''' Barn Owl''' quartering fields E of farm [Sidcup first I believe], also '''Little Owl''' in same area, 35+ Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Pheasant, m Stonechat, Red-legged Partridge, Sparrowhawk (Jack Headley)
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*Sidcup Station: 3 Redwing (Mike Amos)
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*[[Staines Moor]]: incl 11 Stock Dove, Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 73 Carrion Crow, 2 Stonechat, '''Northern Wheatear''', 2 Water Pipit (Thomas Gibson via eBird); '''2''' Northern Wheatear (BirdGuides); also incl 4 Water Pipit (Chris Lamsdell via Staines Res & Moor FB)
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*Ten Acre Wood area: went in search of yesterdays '''Harrier.''' However what I found instead was a very tame raptor with a white rump got some good views and think it was a '''Harris Hawk'''. (Jim Fell) ''Pretty sure my bird yesterday wasn't a Harris Hawk- a species I am familiar with. Somebody losing birds with a recent escaped Goshawk [Neil Anderson]''
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*Thames Barrier: 2 Oystercatcher roosting this evening on barges, 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Meadow Pipits N 13:30 (Ian Ellis)
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*Totteridge Valley: Stonechat, 2 Little Owl, 7 Linnet, 2 Lapwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Teal, 5 Rook, {Small Tortoiseshell, Kestrel} (Tony Clancy)
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*Trent Park: '''Raven''' flew calling from adjacent farmland into scots pine Williams Wood 1300 {Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell} (Robert Callf)
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*[[Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm]]: incl 2 Yellowhammer tytt fm fdr (Steve Blake via Herts BC); 4 Little Owl 2pr willows fm (Rupert Evershed vis Herts BC)
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*Upper College Farm "Bexley": Kestrel, singing Skylark, 4 singing Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
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*Verulamium Park: incl 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail (via BirdTrack)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 '''Northern Wheatear''', '''Firecrest''', m '''Black Redstart''', 8 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 7 Greenfinch, 35 Common Gull, Common Sandpiper, 6 Shelduck, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 7 Reed Bunting [inc two pairs w/ males displaying], 9 Chiffchaff, 8 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, pair of Peregrine displaying, Fieldfare (Walthamstow Birders)
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*Wanstead Flats: m '''Northern Wheatear''', m Stonechat, 13 Common Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, pr Peregrine, 6+ Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, singing Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Wanstead Birders)
  +
*Wanstead Park: 2 Common Buzzard, Water Rail, Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, Goldcrest, 3 singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Wanstead Birders)
  +
*West Putney: '''22''' Common Buzzard - mainly SW/W/NW, 4 Red Kite, m Peregrine, 3 Sparrowhawk, 13 Common Gull - high E (Jan Wilczur, Rupert Kaye)
  +
  +
=='''Sunday 15th March 2020'''==
  +
*[[Alexandra Park]]: Chiffchaff, Redwing (Eduardo López-Salas)
  +
* Barnes "waterside": singing Chiffchaff, {2m Brimstone} (Neil Anderson)
  +
*Beddington Farmlands: incl 7 Shelduck, 5 Green Sandpiper, 5 Water Pipit (BFBG blog)
  +
*[[Brent Reservoir]]: 12 Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, 8 Redwing, 7 Cetti's Warbler singing [site record], 3 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  +
*Crayford: Yellow-legged Gull 1w jolly farmers (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  +
*[[Dagenham Chase]]: 4 '''Sand Martin''' (Sam Porter, Vincenzo Halley-Frame per ELBF FB)
  +
*Enfield Town "St Andrew's Church": 2 Grey Wagtail pr flew over calling, 2 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  +
*Erith: '''Caspian Gull''' 2w off erith pier (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  +
*Fairlop Waters: 12 Golden Plover, m Peregrine, 124 Common Gull, 4 Shoveler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Redwing (Steve Bacon)
  +
*Hampstead Heath: m Blackcap singing hedge No2 0635 (Matt Evans)
  +
*[[Holmethorpe SPs]]: 2 '''Northern Wheatear''' mercers fm sand quarry [new bund] (Gordon Hay/Ian Kehl per Surrey BC)
  +
*Hooks Marsh: 2 Goosander on adj horsemill stream (Simon Papps)
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*KGV Res "permit only": 5 Shelduck NE, 32 Goldeneye, m '''Smew''' still, 20 Goosander, 6 Chiffchaff in hedges, 1 '''Rock Pipit''' (Tony Clancy)
  +
*Lamorbey Park: 3 Little Egret lower lake, 2 Grey Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  +
*Langley Vale Wood: incl 5 Lapwing (via BirdTrack)
  +
*Little Woodcote "Telegraph Track": 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 4 Mistle Thrush, Blackcap, Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Linnet (Arjun Dutta)
  +
*London Wetland Centre: '''Iceland Gull''' ad, '''Bittern''', 2 Water Pipit, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, Stonechat, 3 Redwing, Goldeneye, 4 Chiffchaff incl 2 singing (WWT website/Twitter); also 2 Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  +
*Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 2f Goldeneye fr shell hide, 14 common snipe fr rotunda hide pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  +
*Petts Wood "and Hawkwood NT": 2 '''Firecrest''' by chislehurst rd 16:30 (Richard, Karen & Rosie Bonser)
  +
*Polhill: Red Kite S (Jack Headley)
  +
*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl 2 Kingfisher m f, '''Yellow-browed Warbler''' still, 2 '''Siberian Chiffchaff''', 2 '''Firecrest''' (Bill Shimmers tweet)
  +
*Rainham Marshes RSPB: '''Little Ringed Plover''' target pool area, Water Pipit, '''Sand Martin''' late aft (Andrew Gouldstone); incl '''2''' Sand Martin (Chris Emerson via BirdTrack)
  +
*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: '''Jack Snipe''' fr gadwall_hide still ((Jeff Bailey via Herts BC)
  +
*Sanderstead Pond: '''Waxwing''' at noon (Judith Johnson tweet per Croydon Birders)
  +
*South Norwood "Goat House Bridge SE25": '''Swallow''' N/NW 1120 (John Watson)
  +
*Staines Reservoirs: 11 Black-necked Grebe 10 displaying n basin [w end] nr causeway & 1 s basin [e end], 25 Goldeneye, 75 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, Peregrine late am, nearby 13 Fieldfare by entrance to KG VI Res with large Starling flock, 5 Chaffinch (Franko J Maroevic)
  +
*Ten Acre Wood area: 3m Pheasant [1 leucistic], 2 Teal pr, Little Egret, ringtail '''Hen Harrier''' [my 1st record here but remember Des McKenzie saw one in this area a few years back.Seen 0805 over rough grassland near A40 opposite aerodrome. Gleaming white rump contrasting with dark upperparts. Face pattern not seen but broad hand cf other ringtail spp], 2 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, Common Snipe, 10 Stock Dove, c12 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail pr by flooded part of bridle way, 12+ Fieldfare, c25 Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting, Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  +
*Thames Barrier: '''Curlew''' W upriver carrying on past [[East India Dock Basin NR]] 11:52, 2 Oystercatcher E downriver 13:30, also 2 Yellow-legged Gull 1w 2w, 4 Shelduck, 31 Teal nr barrier (Ian Ellis)
  +
*Thamesmead: Mediterranean Gull 1w greenhaven dr, 8 Yellow-legged Gulls 1w & seven 2w, Chiffchaff (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  +
*[[Tyttenhanger GPs]]: incl 7 Golden Plover am (Simon Priestnall via eBird); incl 3 '''Sand Martin''' main gp 1540 (Chris Ruis via Herts BC/per Tytt GP tweet)
  +
*Walthamstow Marshes: 6 Linnet, 2 Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, 2 Little Egret, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Stonechat (Jon Agar)
  +
*Walthamstow Wetlands: incl '''Black Redstart''' lockwood [s end on concrete] still 1500 (Oliver Flory); 86 Black-headed Gull, 62 Canada Goose, 151 Coot, 10 Egyptian Goose inc 2 chicks, 22 Gadwall, Great Black-backed Gull, 28 Great Crested Grebe, 31 Greylag Goose, 2 Goldeneye, 47 Herring Gull, 21 Little Grebe, 37 Mallard, 37 Moorhen, 12 Mute Swan, 47 Pochard, 4 Shelduck, 38 Teal, 261 Tufted Duck (London Wildlife Trust)
  +
*Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe, Blackcap singing, Nuthatch both in Christian Church Graveyard (Jack Headley)
  +
*Woolwich: Chiffchaff in mcdonald's c/p (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  +
*[[Woolwich Common]]: incl Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Redwing, '''6+ Stonechat''', 12 Greenfinch (Tim Rymer tweet)
  +
*Yeading Brook meadows: Pheasant h, 4 Stock Dove, Skylark singing, Chiffchaff singing (Neil Anderson)
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=='''Saturday 14th March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: '''Firecrest''' still Conservation Wood, 2 Skylark NE, 10 Shoveler [6m 4f], 2 Chiffchaff, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  +
*[[Banstead Woods]]: 2 '''Raven''' NE over harholt plantn 1200 (Ian Ward per CFBW BG)
  +
*Beckton STW "privae access": incl '''Marsh Harrier''' high over (Dave Morrison tweet)
  +
*Beddington Farmlands: incl 6 Shelduck, Green Sandpiper, 4 Kestrel, 2 Rook, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Stonechat, Water Pipit (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack); also 2 Red Kite (BFBG blog)
  +
*Blackheath: 15 Greylag Goose grazing on heath ne cnr (Keith Chambers)
  +
*Bower Farm "Havering-atte-Bower TQ505934": 4 Yellowhammer, Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 8 Meadow Pipit (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  +
*Brookmill Park: Redwing, singing Song Thrush, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  +
*[[Canons Farm]]: '''Goshawk''', w/ Red Kite over late-am (Roy Weller per CFBW BG tweet); Northern Wheatear still am (BirdGuides)
  +
*Claremont Landscape Garden "NT Esher, Surrey": Red Kite over, pr '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''', f Stonechat (Geoff Barter tweet)
  +
*[[Crayford Marshes]]: 2 '''White Stork''' at roost in dead trees still 0715 (Fraser Simpson tweet); 2 White Stork in trees still 0825 (Jonathan Lethbridge via eBird) ''Any idea of the birds‘ provenance?—Terence Baker'' One of them has a wing-tag [per BirdGuides]
  +
*Creekmouth, Barking: '''Iceland Gull''' juv on river again 1145 (BirdGuides); also incl 36 Shelduck, '''Marsh Harrier''' (David Campbell via BirdTrack)
  +
*Crossness: 2 '''White Stork''' approaching 0945 (Ralph Todd tweet)
  +
*Dagenham Chase: 6 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Bullfinch (Andrew Self)
  +
*Dartford Creekmouth "TQ542780": '''Brent Goose''' [the [[Rainham Marshes]] bird] on mud east of creekmouth 1510 (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  +
*Dartford Marshes: 2 '''White Stork''' rose & circled upward 0915 then W south of river 0935 (Tony Brown tweet)
  +
*Enfield "Enfield Rd over Jolly Farmers PH": Red Kite 1225 (Robert Callf)
  +
*Fairlop Waters: 13 Golden Plover, 7 Common Snipe, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  +
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Buzzard, Skylark singing, Meadow Pipit, 8 Yellowhammer 2m 6f/imm, 11 Reed Bunting 4m 7f (Robert Callf)
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*Fulham: Sparrowhawk mobbed by 4 Goldfinches over alphabet streets (Nathalie Mahieu)
  +
*Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments: 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu)
  +
*Hainault Forest CP: 4 Mandarin Duck, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Common Buzzard (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  +
*Hampstead Heath "Extension": 2 Mandarin Duck pr pond chain lowest pond, juv Kestrel over playing fields, Chaffinch (Philipp Wirtz)
  +
*Harold Hill "Sedgefield Cresc": m '''Firecrest''' in observer's gdn (Colin Jupp via A Middleton/ELBF FB)
  +
*Horton Brook Quarry: Green Sandpiper 0815 (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN)
  +
*Ilford "garden": Chiffchaff calling (Barbara Miller)
  +
*KGV Reservoir "0800-0930; permit only": m '''Smew''' on n basin, 5 Goosander 3m 2f, 32 Goldeneye 12m 20f/1w, Green Sandpiper, [f Hooded Merganser], 24 Meadow Pipit, singing Chiffchaff (Davey Leach)
  +
*Lamorbey Park: Little Egret (Mike Amos)
  +
*Langley Vale Wood: incl 2 Lapwing (Karl Tarratt via BirdTrack)
  +
*[[Little Britain Lake]]: incl 10 Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Treecreeper pm (Barnaby Briggs via eBird)
  +
*[[London Wetland Centre]]: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, 3 Common Snipe, Redshank, Bittern, Red Kite W, 2 Stonechat (WWT website); 5 Common Snipe [grazing marsh], Water Pipit, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk circling with Red Kite (Martin Honey)
  +
*Lynsters Farm: '''Redshank''' floods (MLCS via eBird)
  +
*Maple Lodge NR "members only": '''2000+''' Jackdaw roosting 1815 (Paul Lewis via Twitter/eBird)
  +
*Northolt & Greenford CP: 3-4 Common Snipe, Kestrel, singing Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  +
*Oakwood "Prince George Ave N14": 8 Greenfinch 1640 (Robert Callf)
  +
*Plumstead "gdn SE18": '''White Stork''' S toward shooters hill c1145-1200 (per Tim Rymer tweet)
  +
*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": '''Yellow-browed Warbler''', 8 Common Chiffchaff, 2 '''Siberian Chiffchaff''', Kingfisher, Blackcap, 3 Teal (Jake Klavins); no sign Yellow-browed Warbler 1445-1615, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 '''Firecrest''' as prev'y (Bill Shimmers tweet)
  +
*Purfleet "R Thames": incl Common Sandpiper mid-aft (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*Putney Heath: 3 Chiffchaff, m Pheasant calling (Les Evans-Hill)
  +
*[[Queen Mother Reservoir]]: 2 '''Little Ringed Plover''' e side fr horton brook quarry 0815 (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN); 2 Shelduck on adj gravel workings 1130 (Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  +
*[[Rainham Marshes]]: '''Brent Goose''' drifting upriver 1345 (Jonathan Wasse tweet); also incl 41 Shelduck, 22 Pintail, 2 Avocet, Curlew, 3 Ruff, 11 Common Snipe, 18 Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Bearded Tit, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 17 Fieldfare (Alan Shearman, Jonathan Wasse per ELBF FB)
  +
*Raynes Park: Goldcrest [singing in yew then pear tree], Sparrowhawk circling then W at 1348 (Paula Redmond)
  +
*Rushett Farm "Surrey": incl Lapwing in fallow field south of fm bldgs TQ169603 at 17:40 (Rob McCaffrey via Surrey BN)
  +
*Rye Meads: '''Bittern''' showed several times fr gadwall_hide 11.30-12.30, 2 Shelduck, Water Rail, 14 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Snipe, '''Jack Snipe''' still, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps); also incl 4 Kingfisher 2pr (Graham White tweet); '''Black-necked Grebe''' (BirdGuides) ''speculation the latter may be an error of some sort as RM RSPB has no knowledge of it'' [per RSPB tweet of 15 Mar]
  +
*Staines Moor: '''Water Pipit''' N end by R Colne, 3 singing Chiffchaff from Stanwell Moor to board walk, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, Red Kite, 2 Kestrel (Franko J Maroevic)
  +
*[[Staines Reservoir]]: no sign of Scaup [ad m], '''Long-tailed Duck''' still, 7+ Black-necked Grebe, '''Redshank''' am (Dave Carlsson tweet); incl '''Scaup''', Red Kite am (Oliver Flory via eBird); also incl 11 Black-necked Grebe, '''Oystercatcher''' pm (Chris Lamsdell via eBird); also incl Oystercatcher still, Redshank still, Little Egret, 6 Red Kite, 5 '''Sand Martin''', 50 Pied Wagtail, 40 Meadow Pipit late-aft (Chris Jones via eBird)
  +
*Trent Park: 2 '''White Stork''' high over at 1125 heading WSW [the birds from SE London?] (James Palmer); also Great Crested Grebe lower lake, 3 Cormorant, Common Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit singing, Treecreeper, 8 Chaffinch (Robert Callf); also 10 Mandarin 6m 4f, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail (Pete Lowman)
  +
*[[Tyttenhanger GPs]] "Main Pit": '''Redshank''' fr maersk container 0930 (TyttGP tweet)
  +
*Walthamstow Wetlands: '''Avocet''' east warwick briefly 0830 (Lol Bodini); Green Sandpiper, '''Bearded Tit''' still, '''Black Redstart''' still (Eugene Dillon-Hooper per ELBF FB)
  +
*Wandsworth Common: Red Kite circling high over at 1130 (Nick Rutter)
  +
*Wanstead Flats: 10 Skylark [survey found 5 singing birds], 17 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat, 5 Redwing, Fieldfare, Blackcap singing, Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  +
*Wanstead Park: 2 Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard (Sean Kerrigan/Simon Raper)
  +
*Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 2 Little Grebe, Egyptian Goose, singing Chiffchaff, also singing Blackcap, 3 Lesser Redpoll both along public footpath running parallel to Christian Church (Jack Headley)
  +
*West Putney: 2 Red Kite NW, 3 Common Buzzard, m Peregrine NW, 4+ Sparrowhawk (Rupert Kaye, Jan Wilczur)
  +
*Woodford Green: Tawny Owl calling at 0710, Mandarin Duck low and South 0850, 2 Redwings over 0852, 3 Grey Wagtails interacting in flight, Little Egret over 0915, c12 Chaffinch through 0945, incredibly loud Tawny Owl hoot at 0954, Peregrine over and East 1025 [2nd for year], Sparrowhawk ''rollercoasting ''at 1145 and Red Kite drifting West at 1149 (Ken Murray)
  +
  +
=='''Friday 13th March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: '''Firecrest''' Conservation Wood, Chiffchaff, 4 Shoveler, 5 Greylag (APOG Birders)
  +
*Beckton STW "private access": incl '''Iceland Gull''' juv again am at least, 9 Chiffchaff (Dave Morrison tweets)
  +
*Beddington Farmlands "from permissive footpath": 5 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, Chiffchaff singing, 0 Lapwing (Keith Bates)
  +
*Belmont Open Space, Cockfosters/East Barnet "EN4": Blackcap singing inc mimicry, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Bob & Anna Husband)
  +
*Boxer's Lake: 7 Grey Heron 4ad & 3yng in nest [at least 5 occupied nests], 2 Mute Swan pr inc orange darvic ringed m 4DQC, m Mandarin Duck, 10 Tufted Duck 6m 4f, 11 Black-headed Gull, 2ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Jay, 2 Chaffinch pr (Robert Callf)
  +
*[[Canons Farm]]: incl 3 Stonechat, f Northern Wheatear still, '''70+''' Meadow Pipit (Steve Gale tweet)
  +
*[[Crayford Marshes]]: 2 '''White Stork''' [one w/ wing-tag per BirdGuides] landed south of viridor recycling to feed 1610 (Andrew Lawson tweet)
  +
*[[Dagenham Chase]]: incl 14 Great Crested Grebe pr & 2yg, 6 Chiffchaff (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  +
*Dartford Marshes "fr Purfleet": 2 '''White Stork''' [one w/ wing-tag per BirdGuides] circled then landed on snags 1520 (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  +
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 8 Reed Bunting 6f 2m, Yellowhammer m (Pete Lowman)
  +
*Foots Cray Meadows "brief visit pm": 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush singing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall 2m 1f, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Nuthatch (Bernie Weight)
  +
*Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting f (Conrad Ellam)
  +
*Hale End "Walthamstow": Jackdaw on Woodstock Road (Daniel Whitelegg)
  +
*Hampstead Heath: 1 ''alba'' wagtail NW 0645 (Matt Evans)
  +
*Hemans Estate Community Garden/Stockwell: Chiffchaff (1st seen here) pr House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  +
*Highgate "N6": '''5''' Red Kite over together 3:40pm (Jamie Cedar)
  +
*[[Island Barn Reservoir]] "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 '''Great Northern Diver''' still but getting more flighty (Dave Harris tweet)
  +
*Kentish Town: Blackcap m at Gaisford Street am, plus a Red Kite circling overhead then E at 1525 (Pete Mantle)
  +
*KGV Res "permit only": '''Sand Martin''' am (Harry Lacey per ELBF FB/via BirdTrack)
  +
*Langley Vale Wood: Tawny Owl, 2 Common Snipe (Karl Tarratt via BirdTrack); incl Lapwing, Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  +
*London Wetland Centre: f-type '''Goldeneye''', 4 Pintail, 6 Stonechat 3m 3f, 1 Water Pipit, 1 singing Song Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff [2 singing], 1 Redshank (Martin Honey)
  +
*Lynsters Farm: Green Sandpiper still on muddy pool fr old uxbridge rd (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  +
*Oakwood Park: 2 Greylag Goose SE 1249, 8 Collared Dove, 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch 2m f [fem plastering mud around nest hole], 2 Long-tailed Tit pr nest building [B] 3 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  +
*Pinner: Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  +
*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": '''Yellow-browed Warbler''' still, 6 Common Chiffchaff, 2 '''Siberian Chiffchaff''' still, '''Firecrest''' still, 6 Goldcrest, Siskin early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird); '''2''' Firecrest still (BirdGuides)
  +
*Purfleet "R Thames": incl 9 Curlew, Marsh Harrier ad m early-am, '''Short-eared Owl''' late-aft (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*Putney Heath: Chiffchaff Ladies Mile (Les Evans-Hill)
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*Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 '''White Stork''' circling over Wennington and Aveley Marsh 1500 then S across river 1515, '''Short-eared Owl''' (Andrew Gouldstone); '''2''' Short-eared Owl hunting enclosed bay area early afternoon then gained height and crossed Thames SE to Kent side 16.00, Barn Owl hunting same area, 2 Water Pipit Aveley Bay (Jonathan Cooke); also 2 '''Firecrest''' woodland still (per Louise Moss via RSPB blog)
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*[[Regent's Park]] "vismig 0605-0805": Little Egret foy high SE 0640, 8 Redwing over, 18 Meadow Pipit NW/W, 7 Chaffinch NW/W, 14 Goldfinch NW/W (Twitter)
  +
*Richmond Park: Red Kite, '''19+''' Stonechat (Friday BG)
  +
*Ruislip Lido/Poors Field: 6 Shoveler, 17 Pochard, 4 Grey Heron [no sign of nesting this year], 2 Little Egret, 3 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Chiffchaff, flock 20+ Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
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*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: '''Jack Snipe''' fr gadwall_hide still (RSPB tweet)
  +
*St Paul's Cray "Augustine Rd BR5": 3 Egyptian Goose E, m Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley)
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*[[Sevenoaks WR]]: incl 2 '''Oystercatcher''' reported east lake, 4 Rook 2pr nesting, Lesser Redpoll (Ted Scott via Kent OS)
  +
*Shirley "Wickham Road": 2 '''Waxwing''' in same tree as yesterday but flighty at 0640 Croydon Birders); no sign of Waxwings in Wickham Road or adjacent streets 0930-1030 (John Birkett)
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*[[South Norwood CP]]: incl '''Lapwing''' W 0625 (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  +
*[[Staines Reservoir]]: 3 Shelduck, '''Long-tailed Duck''' n basin still, 26 Goldeneye, 13 Black-necked Grebe, '''Little Ringed Plover''' s basin (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  +
*Stoneleigh "Station KT17": m Blackcap singing am (Neil Batten)
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*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “12.00-14.30”: 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Cetti's Warbler 4h, 3 Chiffchaff 2h, 3 Green Woodpecker 2h, Fieldfare, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, Raven, 18 Shelduck, 18 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, Kestrel, 23 Magpie, Common Snipe, 14 Mallard (Roger Keith)
  +
*Sydenham Hill Woods: 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl amongst monthly count (Dave Clark)
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*Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 '''Raven''' pr E over Owl_Field, fem Stonechat at Folly Farm, 5 Lapwing, 2 Red Kite, Kestrel, Little Owl, c225 Common Gull, Teal, pair Tufted Duck still on Laurel Pond, singing Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit N, 2 Linnet, Bullfinch (Tony Clancy & John Colmans)
  +
*Trent Park: 11 Canada Goose, Common Buzzard, Great Crested Grebe lower lake, Kestrel m, f Pochard, m Teal, f Stonechat old golf course (Pete Lowman)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Rook, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 9 Goldeneye, 18 Meadow Pipit n, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wigeon, 10+ Chiffchaff, 15 Fieldfare (Walthamstow Birders)
  +
*Wandsworth Common: 2 Meadow Pipit over, Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk displaying, Kestrel, 7 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing (Nick Rutter)
  +
*Wanstead Flats: 70+ Meadow Pipit [most through but 1 possibly 2 on territory–1 on the 11th], 5-7 Skylark, 4 Redwing, 2m Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff [1 singing], pr Mistle Thrush building nest, 4 Redwing, Kestrel, pair Red Kite, Little Owl, Reed Bunting, 4 Gadwall, 37 Tufted Duck, Pochard, 4 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Marco Johnson)
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*Wanstead Park: 34 Meadow Pipit N/W, Redwing, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcap singing, Nuthatch, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Pochard, Gadwall, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Bullfinch (Nick Croft/Sean Kerrigan/'Next Day' Keith [''surname pls?'')
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*Westow Park/Crystal Palace: Collared Dove on grass, not common round this area, Mistle Thrush (Michael Mac)
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*Woodford Green: 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Red Kites at least, 3 Buzzards,3 Sparrow hawks, c40-50 Redwing (highest count this Winter) and Tawny Owl calling am and pm. (Ken Murray)
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=='''Thursday 12th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: '''Stonechat''' f playing fields [sw cnr], '''Firecrest''' m cw, 2 Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, 5 Shoveler, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
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*Brentford: 2 Peregrine Falcon over syon ln 1140 (Mike Foster)
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*[[Canons Farm]] "Surrey": Northern Wheatear 2cy f still infront george (Josephine Snell per CFBW BG)
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*Cornmill Meadows: incl '''Woodcock''', '''Raven''' over calling pm (Stephen Harris via eBird)
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*[[Dagenham Chase]]: 2imm Russian '''White-fronted Goose''' still tom thumb lake 1515, 2 '''White Stork''' circled then SE toward hornchurch cp 1115 (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweets)
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*[[Epsom Downs]] "incl Walton Downs": incl '''Woodcock''', 7 Skylark pm (Kevin Guest via eBird)
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*Hall Marsh Scrape: pr Goosander on adj R Lee, 2 '''Cattle Egret''' still am (Stephen Harris via eBird)
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*High Elms CP: incl Skylark, Goldcrest (Jonathan Crowdock via eBird)
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*[[Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery]]: 2 Coal Tit singing (Charlie Farrell)
  +
*[[London Wetland Centre]]: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 3 Common Snipe, 5 Stonechat 3m 2f, Water Pipit (WWT website)
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*Purfleet "R Thames": incl 2 Oystercatcher, '''Kittiwake''' [Ldn foy] ad upriver am (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*Pymmes Park: incl 5 Mandarin Duck 3m 2f, 39 Tufted Duck 26m 13f (Robert Callf)
  +
*[[Rainham RSPB]]: 2 White Stork still (per Louise Moss via RSPB blog)
  +
*[[Riddlesdown]]: incl 8 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit displaying (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  +
*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: Jack Snipe briefly 1045 (per Herts BC)
  +
*Shirley "Wickham Rd": 7 '''Waxwing''' atop tree 6pm (Moira O'Donnell tweet)
  +
*[[South Norwood CP]]: incl Yellow-legged Gull (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  +
*Twickenham Riverside: 4 Red-crested Pochard 3m f (Tony Leppard)
  +
*Upper Dollis Valley "Totteridge:" 2 Fieldfare over calling, 4 Common Buzzard 2pr, 2 Kestrel m & f (Tony Clancy, Bob Husband)
  +
*Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 3 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff foy, also Blackcap singing in christian church graveyard (Jack Headley)
  +
*West Molesey: 2 prob '''Sand Martin''' 1210 (Darren Spragg via Surrey BN)
  +
*Woodford Green: Little Egret, c15 Chaffinch, pair then another single Common Buzzard, 12 Starlings South and 17 Redwings North. (Ken Murray)
  +
*Worcester Park: Red Kite over (Charlie Alpero per Bob Smith)
  +
  +
=='''Wednesday 11th March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: 7 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Greylag, Redwing, Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  +
*Bankside "Tate Modern": Blackcap m foy here (Reuben Braddock)
  +
*Barking Bay: incl 40 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 20 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Tony Kennelly via BirdTrack)
  +
*Battersea: freshly-dead '''Woodcock''' in vista gardens opp east side Battersea Park - presumed window-strike victim, Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  +
*[[Canons Farm]]: f '''Northern Wheatear''' [Ldn foy], w/ 5 Stonechat reads rest bottom [TQ250575 per BirdGuides] at 1420 (Steve Gale tweet)
  +
*Common Meadow "Surrey": incl 2m Goosander (Josephine Snell via eBird)
  +
*[[Dagenham Chase]]: incl 2imm Russian '''White-fronted Goose''' still, 5 Rook, 2 Blackcap, 3 Stonechat 2f m, 28 Linnet (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  +
*Epping "Swaines Green 1045-1200": incl 7 Rook, 2 Skylark singing, Bullfinch singing (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  +
*Farthing Downs: incl 5 Common Buzzard 2pr displaying, 4+ Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet (John Birkett via Croydon Birders/BirdTrack)
  +
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Yellowhammer 2m 4f, 9 Reed Bunting 3m 6f (Robert Callf)
  +
*Golders Hill Park: 20+ Redwing in deer pen, 2 Kestrel greeting and displaying, Mandarin m, pr Egyptian Geese w/ 1yg remaining (James Levy)
  +
*[[Grovelands Park]]: 2 Gadwall pr at reedbed end of boating lake 1336 (Katy McGilvray)
  +
*Hampstead Heath: 38 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing (Matt Evans); Water Rail nr bird bridge (James Palmer)
  +
*Hersham "Surrey": 2 '''White Stork''' over evg (Rob Cox tweet) ''apparently released birds of White Stork [Reintroduction] Project in Sussex as at least one has a metal ring on lower right leg''
  +
*Hyde Park: 6 Grey Heron nests on isl (Daniel Whitelegg)
  +
*[[Island Barn Reservoir]] "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 '''Great Northern Diver''' still (Tony Quinn per Surrey BC)
  +
*Kensington Gardens: 64 Black-headed Gull, 50 Mute Swan (Daniel Whitelegg)
  +
*King George V Reservoir "permit only": 38 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 4 Common Buzzard, [Hooded Merganser] (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  +
*Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 4 Common Buzzard interacting overhead 13:00 (Neil Batten)
  +
*London Wetland Centre: 5 Stonechat, 4 Pintail, 15 Redwing, Water Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff singing (WWT website)
  +
*Margravine Cemetery: Green Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu for Ruth Savery)
  +
*Montpelier Park "TQ176818": Nuthatch, {Red Admiral along Montpelier Road} (Des McKenzie)
  +
*Pinner: 6 Redwing (Nigel Barratt)
  +
*Purfleet "R Thames": incl 2 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull ad, Marsh Harrier ad f (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*[[Rainham RSPB]]: 2 '''White Stork''', m '''Wheatear''' (per Louise Moss via RSPB blog/ELBF FB)
  +
*[[Regent's Park]] "vismig 0605-0805": 6 Cormorant NE, 31 Redwing over, Pied Wagtail W, 3 Meadow Pipit NW (Twitter); Little Owl showing again lunchtime (Adam Hartley); also Cetti's Warbler sang once from boathouse reedbed [area 5] early-pm (Marcus Hunt via eBird)
  +
*Richmond Park: 2 Common Buzzard circling high over pembroke lodge 11.00 (Mike Foster)
  +
*Ruxley GPs "permit only": 4 Gadwall - surprisingly low number, pr Mallard w/ 2yg foy, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, pr Teal, 3 Cetti's Warbler singing, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  +
*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide still 1130 (Allan Meadows via Herts BC))
  +
*St James's Park: fully winged Shelduck, 2 Black Swan pr w/ brood, 2 Egyptian Goose pr w/ brood (Andrew Self); Cetti's Warbler still (Frank Nugent)
  +
*[[Sevenoaks WR]]: incl Caspian Gull (via BirdTrack)
  +
*[[Staines Moor]]: 2 '''Firecrest''', pr '''Bullfinch''' walkway TQ037741 at 09:30 (Ian Finch via Staines Res & Moor FB); also incl pr '''Redshank''', 9 Little Egret, 4 Green Woodpecker pm (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
  +
*Staines Reservoirs: '''Little Ringed Plover''' [Ldn foy] h, '''Long-tailed Duck''' 2cy m, 14 Black-necked Grebe 12 n basin 2 s basin, Water Pipit (Dave Morris per FJM)
  +
*Thames Barrier "south side": Yellow-legged Gull ad on rd nr c/p (Sean Huggins)
  +
*Upper College Farm: 6+ Skylark 4 singing, 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Stonechat m&f, Chiffchaff singing, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel m, 2 Common Buzzard circling high E, {Brimstone} (Bernie Weight); '''Woodcock''' (Ian Stewart)
  +
*[[Walthamstow Marshes]] "rear paddocks": 23 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing (JW Davies); "north marsh" 3 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall (JW Davies)
  +
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 10 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Blackcap, 14 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, Stonechat (Walthamstow Birders)
  +
*Wanstead Flats: Meadow Pipit on territory (per Wanstead Birders)
  +
*Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Black-backed Gull ad (Jack Headley)
  +
*William Girling Reservoir "relief channel accessed from Russell Rd": 3 Green Sandpiper (Chris Farthing)
  +
  +
=='''Tuesday 10th March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: '''Firecrest''' male still Conservation Wood, 6 Shoveler, 30+ Redwing, Chiffchaff (APOG Birders); "0815-1000" '''2''' Firecrest showing well S of entry road to Cricket Club, Blackcap singing, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr, 2 Nuthatch pr, 3m Pochard, 6 Redwing, Chiffchaff both by Boating Lake (Davey Leach)
  +
*Beckton STW "private access": incl 62 Gadwall, 5 Oystercatcher, Kingfisher am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  +
*[[Brent Reservoir]]: Yellow-legged Gull 2nd-winter (Andrew Self)
  +
*Cornmill Meadows: incl Water Rail h, 2 '''Cattle Egret''' still, 3 Red Kite W, 2 Rook, Chiffchaff singing, 24 Fieldfare N, 6 Redwing N (Dominic Mitchell via Twitter/eBird)
  +
*Coulsdon Common: incl Bullfinch (Nicola Hunt via Croydon Birders)
  +
*Crossness NR: 2 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Little Egret, 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Skylark singing, Stonechat f, 9 Pochard, 3 Grey Heron, 12 Little Grebe, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, 4 Tufted Duck, 13 Gadwall, 14 Cetti's Warbler heard, 8 Canada Goose, 12 Greylag Goose, 5 Shelduck, Lapwing, 4 Goldfinch, Pheasant m, Reed Bunting, c200 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight); "Thames and Foreshore incoming Tide" 102 Shelduck, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Redshank, Chiffchaff singing, c140 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, c300 Teal, 2 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Cormorant, c300 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  +
*Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 '''White-fronted Goose''', 2 Egyptian Goose, Shelduck, 24 Wigeon, 18 Shoveler, 32 Gadwall, 18 Teal, Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mute Swan, 2 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, 2 Pied Wagtail (Steve Bacon, Vince Halley-Frame)
  +
*Finsbury Park: 7m Red-crested Pochard (Chris Farthing)
  +
*[[Tyttenhanger GPs|Garden Wood]]: '''Raven''' feeding on Muntjac carcass south of Wd (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  +
*Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, ad Grey Heron carrying frog or toad, 2 Mute Swan pr inc m w/ orange darvic 4EIT, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, 2 Gadwall pr, 5 Northern Shoveler 3m 2f, m Common Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck 7m 7f, f Sparrowhawk, 54+ Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, f Green Woodpecker feeding on Pitch & Putt 1655 - 1725 [seen 'yaffling'], Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, m Goldcrest singing, 17 Magpie pre-roost gathering on Pitch & Putt 1705, 2 Goldfinch pr (Robert Callf)
  +
*Hampstead Heath: c10 '''Siskin''', 2 '''Lesser Redpoll''' with Goldfinch both at Sanctuary Pond in alders, Kestrel, 2 Redwing (Oliver Flory)
  +
*Headley Heath: incl 2 '''Firecrest''' (Mark Davis via BirdTrack)
  +
*Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret still (Neil Batten)
  +
*Home Park "Hampton Court": c60 Redwing, 4+ singing Skylark, Kestrel, c300 Starling, {large Bat ''sp'' hunting at 1205 - most likely Noctule but poss Serotine [ID from Bat Conservation Trust]} (Paula Redmond)
  +
*[[London Wetland Centre]]: 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, 5 Common Snipe, '''Mediterranean Gull''', Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  +
*[[Middlesex Filter Beds]]: singing Chiffchaff - a migrant albeit probably a short-distance one as unusually there were none wintering here this year (Alastair Dent)
  +
*Mill Hill "NW7": 43 Redwing feeding in grass paddock junction of Lawrence St/Uphill Rd (Steve Blake)
  +
*New River "Palmers Green": 2 Mandarin pr e of Green Lanes Bridge 0745 (Davey Leach)
  +
*North Met Pit: '''Smew''' still, Goldeneye (Lee Evans via BirdTrack)
  +
*Purfleet "R Thames": incl 4 Avocet, '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad, Yellow-legged Gull 3w (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*[[Rainham RSPB]] "Wennington Marsh": '''Iceland Gull''' juv, 2 Caspian Gull both 2cy (BirdGuides)
  +
*Regent's Park "Area 31": m Blackcap (G J Francis)
  +
*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide still (Stuart Fox via Herts BC); incl '''4''' Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  +
*St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": '''102''' Redwing heard migrating over during drizzle 20:20-21:55, singing Robin 21:50 (Jack Headley)
  +
*Upminster: "Sewage Works private access" 2 '''Sand Martin''' [Ldn foy] over 1100 (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  +
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite [foy], pr Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 7 Linnet, 2 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose goslings (Eugene Dillon-Hooper); f Stonechat (Daniel Whitelegg)
  +
*Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 4 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  +
*Wraysbury GPs: '''46''' Goldeneye, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Thomas Gibson)
  +
  +
=='''Monday 9th March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: '''Firecrest''' m still cw, 6 Shoveler 4m 2f, 12 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  +
*Balham: Common Buzzard W 0930, pursued by a Carrion Crow (Nick Rutter)
  +
*Barnes Cray: Rook on nest c100m west of Thames Road Wetland (Ian Stewart)
  +
*Bonnett's Wood "Essex": incl 2 '''Grey Partridge''', Kestrel, Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 135 Redwing (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  +
*Boston Manor Park: 3 Mandarin Duck, 11 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Nuthatch (Des McKenzie)
  +
*Boxer's Lake: 9 Grey Heron 7ad & 2 yng in nest [at least 5 occupied nests], 3 Mute Swan ad male w/ orange darvic ring 4DQC, ad female & 1st-winter, 13 Tufted Duck 8m 5f, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  +
*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  +
*Cornmill Meadows: 2 Red Kite, 3 Siskin (James Palmer)
  +
*Fairlop Waters: 17 Golden Plover, 27 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 8 Teal, 32 Mallard, 9 Mute Swan, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 22 Tufted Duck, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Common Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff singing (Steve Bacon)
  +
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 3f Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting 3m 7f (Robert Callf)
  +
*Fishponds Open Space, Surbiton "Fishponds Park KT6": 2 Tawny Owls calling 0510 (Reg Norman)
  +
*Hainault Forest CP: Red Kite, Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck (Steve Bacon)
  +
*Hampstead Heath: Skylark over, Chiffchaff singing by sanctuary pond, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel m, 2 Mandarin (Reuben Braddock); also Peregrine, Common Buzzard both over Parliament hill, 3 Redpolls at sanctuary (Pete Mantle)
  +
*Hogsmill Open Space "Ewell": Little Egret 0825 (Neil Batten)
  +
*Ingrebourne Valley: incl Green Sandpiper (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  +
*Kensal Town "Trelick Tower": 2 Peregrine (Francis O'Sullivan)
  +
*Ladywell: Blackcap singing in bushes vicars hill 07.30 (Keith Chambers)
  +
*Ladywell Fields: Little Egret 0730 (David Capper)
  +
*[[London Wetland Centre]]: '''Bittern''', Red Kite W 1020, 4 Pintail, 4 Stonechat, 2 Shelduck, 5 Common Snipe, 6 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, Water Pipit (WWT website/Shailesh Patel tweet)
  +
*Mitcham Common: Swallow or martin sp. - only saw brief before disappearing behind trees and with naked eye/high up but definately hirundine (Michael Mac)
  +
*[[Morden Hall Park]]: Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Goldfinch (Ernest Thomason)
  +
*North Met Pit: m '''Smew''' still, m Goldeneye (James Palmer)
  +
*Poulter Park: '''Yellow-browed Warbler''', 10 Chiffchaff, incl 2 prob Siberian Chiffchaff (Alan Wilkinson)
  +
*Primrose Hill "vismig 0620-0820": incl 37 Woodpigeon N, 2 Rook high NW 0715, 21 Redwing incl 4N & 10E, Song Thrush S, Pied Wagtail SW, 2 Meadow Pipit N/NW (Twitter)
  +
*Purfleet "R Thames": incl 9 Shelduck 4pr, 2 Avocet, 24 Linnet (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  +
*Rayners Lane: Red Kite low over 1300 (Tim Rymer tweet)
  +
*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: Jack Snipe on island to left fr gadwall_hide still am (RSPB tweet)
  +
*[[Sevenoaks WR]]: incl 3 Bullfinch 2f m (Ted Scott via Kent OS)
  +
*South Norwood Country Park: 14 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, m Pheasant no sign of Stonechats but light fading/rain (Micheal Mac)
  +
*[[Staines Reservoir]]: '''Long-tailed Duck''' n basin still, 32 Goldeneye, 11 Black-necked Grebe 10 n basin 1 s basin, 2 Red Kite together am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  +
*Stanmore CP "open field area": m Stonechat (Francis O'Sullivan)
  +
*Tooting Bec Common: 2+ Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, 4+ Stock Dove, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, f Green Woodpecker, 2+ Nuthatch (Nick Granger-Taylor)
  +
*Trent Park: Grey Heron leucistic individual upper lake, Peregrine Falcon W 1226, Chiffchaff singing m nr Water Grdn, Goldcrest, 7 Coal Tit [2 Moat Wd, 4 Rough Lot, 1 Williams Wd], 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, (Robert Callf)
  +
*[[Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm]] "willows fm lake": incl 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake via Herts BC); "main pit" 25 Golden Plover distantly, 25+ Meadow Pipit grassy field (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  +
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Common Sandpiper N edge of reservoir 4, 8 Pochard, 1 m Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe 2f 1m, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler (Philipp Wirtz) [''probably too early for Reed Warbler? (dark brown on top lighter underneath, could it have been a Cetti's? PhW. Cetti's would be more likely.) Willow Warbler possible but also very early, would be first London record this year -thought it too early, too, but had a more yellow underside than Chiffchaff, Philipp Wirtz. Chiffchaff can be quite yellow too, not usually safe to just rely on colour.'']; Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 8 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, Stonechat, m Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 14 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Little Egret, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Redwing (Walthamstow Birders)
  +
*Warley Place NR: '''Firecrest''' (Andy Hibbard per ELBF FB)
  +
  +
=='''Sunday 8th March 2020'''==
  +
*Alexandra Park: Firecrest blandford hall, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Shoveler [4m 4f], 5 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  +
*Box Hill "Village": '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''' calling & seen flying a circuit headley heath approach rd (Paula Redmond)
  +
*Burnt Oak: Chiffchaff (Deb Jackson)
  +
*Bushy Park: Chiffchaff [River Longford Water Gardens], 2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Treecreeper, 2 Redwing, Kestrel (Spencer Neal)
  +
*"LWT" Centre for Wildlife Gardening, East Dulwich: 2 Blackcap m f singing (Keith Chambers)
  +
*Crayford "Jolly Farmers": '''Iceland Gull''' juv [''the erith pier & rainham bird per Richard Bonser tweet''], leucistic Herring Gull (Richard Bonser, Ralph Todd)
  +
*Darlands Lake "Totteridge": 2 Teal pr lake, f Sparrowhawk over, Rooks active in pine trees (Tony Clancy, Dianne Murphy, Bob Husband)
  +
*Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": 2 Kingfisher flying across river downstream of footbridge leading to dollis rd (Philipp Wirtz)
  +
*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 4 Mandarin Duck 2m 2f, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, Treecreeper, '''13''' Reed Bunting 4m 9f together in hedgerow [record count for Trent Park area] (Robert Callf)
  +
*[[Hampstead Heath]]: 2 Stonechat m f 1300 (Jamie Cedar tweet)
  +
*[[Hilfield Park Reservoir]]: '''Stonechat''', 2 Chiffchaff, Redwing, 302 Black-headed Gull catching flies over res, 2f Goldeneye, 2 Lapwing over, Skylark singing, Reed Bunting (Tony Blake)
  +
*London Wetland Centre: '''Iceland Gull''' ad still, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Pintail, 2 Water Pipit, 2+ Stonechat, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 50 Wigeon, Goldeneye, 8 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Shelduck, 105 Teal, 64 Shoveler, 169 Tufted Duck, 166 Mallard (WWT website)
  +
*Mickleham: Common Buzzard, Greenfinch, '''Firecrest''' singing & seen nr st michael & all angels church (Paula Redmond)
  +
*Mudchute Park: 3 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 10 Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Sean Huggins)
  +
*Pinner: Red Kite, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  +
*Ponders End Lake: 2 Oystercatcher, 261 Black-headed Gull, 50 Coot, 33 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 20 Teal, 8 Greylag Goose, 26 Herring Gull, 13 Gadwall, Goldcrest (Daniel Whitelegg)
  +
*Poulter Park: '''Yellow-browed Warbler''', '''Firecrest''', '''Siberian Chiffchaff''', several Chiffchaffs calling & singing, Little Egret over, Goldcrest, pr Teal, 3 Grey Wagtail (Kevin Allen); also incl 10+ Common Chiffchaff, '''2''' Siberian Chiffchaff still, '''2''' Firecrest still am (Peter Carr via eBird)
  +
*[[Rainham RSPB]]: incl 2 Oystercatcher, 19 Avocet, Caspian Gull 2cy, 3 Chiffchaff, Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit (Martin Jordan via eBird)
  +
*Raynes Park "gdn": Little Egret S 0624 (Paula Redmond)
  +
*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: '''Jack Snipe''' fr gadwall_hide 1100 (Allan Meadows tweet); incl 15 Pochard, 9 Cetti's Warbler (via BirdTrack)
  +
*[[South Norwood CP]]: incl 3 '''Brent Goose''' low S 0815, 4 Stonechat still [field betw lake & harrington rd] (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  +
*Springwell Lake: incl 17 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Chiffchaff, pr Reed Bunting am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  +
*[[Staines Reservoir]]: '''Long-tailed Duck''' n basin still, 10 Black-necked Grebe still (BirdGuides)
  +
*Stanmore CP: m Stonechat (Francis O'Sullivan)
  +
*Stocker's Farm: incl 2 Oystercatcher am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  +
*Stocker's Lake; incl 9 Little Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff am (Paul Lewis via eBird); 3 Redpoll fr kingfisher_hide (Phill Luckhurst via Herts BC)
  +
*Swanley Park: 8 Egyptian Goose yg emerged first site breeding record (Andy Meaton)
  +
*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “Botany flooded Meadow 15.00-17.00”: 16 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 8 Stonechat together, 2 Peregrine atop cross Thames power pylon, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Reed Bunting, Jay, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Roger Keith)
  +
*Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, 5 Teal, 3-4 Red Kite [2 together], Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, 5 Stock Dove, 9 Skylark, 13+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting 2m f (Neil Anderson)
  +
*Thamesmead: '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad [ringed in Czech Republic], 3 Yellow-legged Gull, ''intermedius'' Lesser Black-backed Gull [ringed in southern Norway] off greenhaven dr (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd); "Thames Path at Greenhaven Dr" also 8 Yellow-legged Gull, Cetti's Warbler singing at adj pond am (Josh Jones via eBird)
  +
*Tooting Common: 2 Chiffchaff (Alan Wilkinson)
  +
*Tottenham Marsh: '''10''' Stonechat on west marsh am (James Palmer)
  +
*Trent Park: 14 Mandarin Duck 9m 5f upper lake, f Common Pochard lower lake, '''Woodcock''' flushed by Springer Spaniel SE edge of Rough Lot 1430, Chiffchaff singing male nr Water Grdn [foy], 5 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  +
*Wandsworth Common: Chiffchaff, 12 Redwing, 2 Kestrel m f (Nick Rutter)
  +
*Water End "Herts": incl Stonechat, Yellowhammer pm (Calum Mckellar via eBird)
  +
*Woodford Green: f Blackcap gdn fdr (Steve Howey)
  +
*Woodredon Estate "Upshire": m Stonechat along bridleway (Nigel May)
  +
*[[Wormwood Scrubs]]: incl 4 Stonechat pm (Oliver Flory via eBird); 1 Cormorant over (oo)
  +
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=='''Saturday 7th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: '''Woodcock''' NW over wgr 1000, Firecrest conservation wood [cw], Chiffchaff, 7 Shoveler, pair Kestrel, m Blackcap, 6 Pochard, 3 Redwing (APOG Birders)
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*Beech Hill Lake: 2 Cormorant, 4 Mandarin Duck 3m f (Robert Callf)
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*[[Belhus Woods CP]]: incl '''Firecrest''' still (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  +
*[[Brent Reservoir]] “east marsh”: 18 Common Snipe, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Redwing, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake)
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*Brockley Cemetery: 6 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Wren, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (Mike Edwards)
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*Cockfosters Sports Ground: 36 Woodpigeon, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker together, 4 Coal Tit together inc two singing m, 12 Magpie, 6 House Sparrow (Robert Callf)
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*Cornmill Meadows: 2 '''Cattle Egret''', 2 Little Egret, 20 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, Buzzard (Jon Agar)
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*Coronation Gardens, Leyton "TQ385865": 2 Reed Bunting 14:30 (GJ Francis)
  +
*Crayford "Jolly Farmers": 3 '''Caspian Gull''' [yellow-ringed ad & Polish-ringed 2w & another 2w] (Josh Jones, Andrew Lawson, Dante Shepherd)
  +
*[[East India Dock Basin NR]]: 68 Teal, 4 Shelduck, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 8 Blue Tit (Ian Ellis)
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*Erith Pier: '''Iceland Gull''' juv coming to bread (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  +
*Ewell "Banstead Rd": 2 Stonechat, m Pheasant both in scrubby field by dw fitness pm (Neil Batten)
  +
*[[Fairlop Waters]]: incl 18 Golden Plover in field ne of small fishing lake still, 5 Skylark am (Graham Howie via eBird))
  +
*Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments: '''Stonechat''' m 1555 (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
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*Fulham Reach: pr Shelduck (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
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*Hampstead Heath: 47 Redwing in trees on meadow below tumulus, {bat ''sp'' circling over viaduct pond c1500} (Philipp Wirtz); f Stonechat, Lesser Redpoll, 15-20 Siskin (Jamie Cedar tweet); Chiffchaff singing (Alan Wilkinson via eBird)
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*Island Barn Reservoir: Mallard, 20+ Cormorant, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver still, 10+ Gadwall, Common Buzzard S, c20 Barnacle Goose with Canadas on fields to south (Paul Francis, with help from Steve a permit holder) but club amenable if permission asked - and certainly easier than from molesey heath [PF]
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*London Fields: 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush (Keith Chambers)
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*London Wetland Centre: Bittern, '''Jack Snipe''', 6 Chiffchaff incl 1 singing, Goldcrest, 6 Stonechat m 5f, Water Pipit, Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 4 Common Snipe, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck (Martin Honey et al); also Goldeneye still, '''Iceland Gull''' main lake fr wwf hide still, 2 Fieldfare (WWT website)
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*Lords Cricket Ground: pr Mistle Thrush (John Colmans); Grey Wagtail singing nr lords view lunchtime (Des McKenzie)
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*Munden Estate "Herts": '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad in field by horse centre 1120 (Andrew Steele tweet)
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*Oxleas Wood: incl 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Redwing (Tim Rymer tweet)
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*Paddington Green: Grey Wagtail singing at former breeding site am (Des McKenzie)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still, Goldcrest, 4+ Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap singing, Peregrine on pylon, Common Buzzard, m Teal 14:00 (Paul Collins)
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*Putney-Barnes Bridges "part of WeBS": 2 Greylag Goose, 14 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck pr, 94 Mallard, 117 Teal, 20 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 38 Cormorant (Neil Anderson)
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*[[Rainham Marshes]]: Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 5 Avocet, 2 Water Rail, 2 Rock Pipit, 51 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, {Weasel} (Andrew Self); '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad w/ white c/r wennington briefly mid-am (Jonathan Wasse tweet); also incl 33 Shelduck, 16 Pintail, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, '''Woodcock''', 14 Common Snipe, 18 Redshank, 3 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 12 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, Water Pipit (Alan Shearman, Alan Lewis, Phil Street per ELBF FB)
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*Raynes Park "gdn": f Blackcap (Paula Redmond)
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*Rickmansworth Aquadrome: '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''' calling from wooded area nr aquadrome cafe (Geoff Young via Herts BC)
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*[[South Norwood CP]]: incl '''4''' Stonechat wetlands s end (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
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*Staines Reservoir: 11 Black-necked Grebe, c20 Goldeneye, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, c20 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Red Kite (Andrew Peel, Angela Mackersie, Sary Davies, Toni Menezes)
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*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “Botany flooded Meadow 14.30-16.00”: 8 Stonechat incl 5m together on flood, Chiffchaff, 8 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 69 Teal, 42 Mallard, 9 Shelduck, 29 Greylag Goose, 9 Canada Goose, Grey Heron, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 28 Magpie, 5 Reed Bunting, Peregrine atop cross-Thames power pylon, 2 Raven (Roger Keith)
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*Ten Acre Wood area: 6 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Linnet, Lapwing, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Pheasant, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine hunting low, flushed 12 Teal (Nigel Dodd)
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*Thamesmead: 2 '''Caspian Gull''' 2w 1w, 10 Yellow-legged Gull (Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
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*[[Thorndon CP]] "n section 0915-1015": incl '''Lesser Spotted Woodpecker''' m drumming & calling at top of childerditch wd (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
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*Trent Park: 5 Stock Dove inc singing m, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Redwing, Treecreeper, 6+ Chaffinch 3m 3f (Robert Callf)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 '''Bearded Tit''' still no1 reedbed, Firecrest, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Goosander, 7 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)
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*Yeading Brook Meadows: Little Egret, 37 Common Gull, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Teal, 8 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare (Nigel Dodd)
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=='''Friday 6th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest ca & blandford hall seen simultaneously, 7 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 2 Redwing, Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
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*Beckenham Cemetery: Peregrine (over), Collared Dove (over), 3 Pheasant (m/2f) very tame near crematorium building, 2 Grey Heron circled over low then back to country park lake (Michael Mac)
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*[[Bow Creek Ecology Park]]: incl c30 Teal, Common Sandpiper still, 5+ Redshank (Tom Speller tweet)
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*Bushy Park: Peregrine Falcon bushy house woodland then S, Common Buzzard over canal plantation mobbed by Carrion Crows, Little Egret (Spencer Neal)
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*Chingford Plain: incl 6 Common Buzzard (Richard Cope via eBird)
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*Cornmill Meadows: 46 Teal, 56 Wigeon, 15 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 2 '''Cattle Egret''' again, 8 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler singing, 7+ Reed Bunting singing, 5+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
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*Cremorne Gardens "and Thames": 6 Teal, Great Crested Grebe [patch first], 5 Blackbird, tail-less Long-tailed Tit prospecting nest-site, 2 singing Goldfinch, {Red Admiral} (Des McKenzie)
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*Dungeon Hill: Red Kite, 4 Stonechat 2m 2f (Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN)
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*Enfield EN2 "private site": '''Jack Snipe''' flushed twice 1244 & 1246, Common Snipe flushed flew off calling 1243 (Robert Callf)
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*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Yellowhammer 5f/imm & m, 10 Reed Bunting 5m 5f/imm (Robert Callf)
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*Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite circling over gdn (Neil Anderson)
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*Grovelands Park: Common Buzzard overhead, 2m Blackcap singing, Goldcrest singing, 4 Stock Dove investigating nest-holes, 3 Nuthatch, Shoveler, 3 Mandarin (Paul Collins)
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*Hogsmill Open Space "Ewell": Little Egret 08:45 (Neil Batten)
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*[[Island Barn Reservoir]] "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still (Tony Quinn per Surrey BC)
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*Kingswood "Surrey": incl 2 Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, Skylark, '''Firecrest''', Goldcrest (Tony Kennelly via BirdTrack)
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*Leatherhead "Randalls Way": Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
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*London Wetlands Centre: '''Iceland Gull''' again [''ad fr wwf hide till 1430 per BirdGuides''] 14.15, 2 Water Pipit, 3 Stonechat, Goldeneye, 6 Pintail 3pr (Rebecca Dunne); also 5 Common Snipe, '''Redshank''' foy (WWT website)
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*Mayflower Park: '''Goosander''' m patch first (Robin Lloyd per Bob Smith)
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*Panshanger Park: Woodcock over A414 (Drew Lyness via Herts BC)
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*Perivale Park: pr Teal, 2 Sparrowhawk, 8 Chaffinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler still, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still, 2 Firecrest [''250yd upstream from YBW across river under pylon wires per Bill Shimmers tweet''] still, 12+ Chiffchaff incl 3 singing, 2 Blackcap, Kingfisher (Jake Klavins)
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*Primrose Hill: '''Woodcock''' foy thru low E past Hill 0605, Red Kite foy 1005, Common Buzzard foy 1010, Peregrine NW 1010 (Twitter)
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*Putney Heath: 3 Greenfinch, Stonechat, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Les Evans-Hill)
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*[[Rainham RSPB]]: incl Oystercatcher, 7 Avocet, Jack Snipe, 17 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, Water Pipit (Patrick Hart via Friends of RSPB RM FB)
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*Raynes Park "gdn": 8 Canada Geese S 0813 (Paula Redmond)
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*[[Regent's Park]]: Common Buzzard SW 1145, {Hedgehog [area 28] 0545} (Twitter)
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*Richmond Park: {1 lge bat ''sp'' over pen ponds at dusk} (Paula Redmond)
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*South Lodge Farm: Little Egret on field 1615 at least (Robert Callf)
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*Staines Moor: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 10 Jackdaw, 6 Lapwing on ground and displaying, 20 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Water Pipit, 24 Meadow Pipit, 12 Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 6 Reed Bunting, 4 Linnet, 3 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing, '''6+''' Chiffchaff most singing (Nick Baker); also incl 9 Lapwing, 10 Stonechat, 2 Water Pipit (Chris Lamsdell via Staines Res & Moor FB)
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*Staines Reservoir: m '''Scaup''', 11 Black-necked Grebe, Water Pipit, 3 Shelduck, 9+ Goldeneye (Jake Klavins); also '''Long-tailed Duck''' still, 20+ Goldeneye, '''15''' Black-necked Grebe incl 11 together pm (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
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*Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake: incl '''Oystercatcher''' (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  +
*Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 2m Blackcap both singing, Grey Heron SW (Neil Batten)
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*Tooting Common: '''Mediterranean Gull''' 2s on cricket pitch late pm (Alan Wilkinson)
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*Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: m Stonechat owl_field, 2 Red Kite, m Kestrel, pr Mandarin, 3 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck 2pr [on laurel pond - most unusual], Rook, 3 Redwing (John Colmans)
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*Trent Park: 13 Mandarin Duck, m Eurasian Teal upper lake, f Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing Seedfield Spinney, Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit inc one nest building, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Chaffinch inc three singing m (Robert Callf)
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*Upminster "Fair Play Farm": 2 Green Sandpiper, '''Osprey''' [Ldn foy] NW 1450, Barn Owl (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
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*"Upper" Clapton "E5": Tawny Owl calling for 5min (Marcin Kempa)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit still, 2 '''Firecrest''', '''Rook''' foy, Oystercatcher, 10 Goldeneye, 4 Stonechat, 2 Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, 2 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 38 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Little Egret [1st returning to colony], 6 Grey Wagtail (Walthamstow Birders)
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*Yeading Brook Meadows: Little Egret feeding w/ Common Gulls at dawn (Neil Anderson)
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=='''Thursday 5th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: Firecrest m ca still, 6 Shoveler (Bob Watts)
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*Blackfriars "Station": 2 Egyptian Goose perching on top of defunct red bridge pillar betw blackfriars br & rlwy br (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Cely Woods: incl Common Buzzard, Yellowhammer (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
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*Christchurch Green "Wanstead": Nuthatch (Harry Harrison)
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*Hall Marsh Scrape: incl '''Cattle Egret''' still fr teal_hide (Mike Sileo via eBird)
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*Hampstead Heath: c35 Siskin, 1-2 Lesser Redpoll, Stonechat m, Mandarin (Reuben Braddock)
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*Harmondsworth Moor "Bucks": incl 5 Gadwall, 17 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Skylark pm (Conor MacKenzie via eBird)
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*Kensington Gardens: 10 Gadwall (Des McKenzie); prob '''Knot''' circled round pond once then lost to view during rain shower [''at 1045 per BirdGuides''], Red Kite N, Grey Wagtail, Great Crested Grebe (Daniel Whitelegg, Bill Haines, Tony Stones)
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*London Wetland Centre: Bittern reservoir lagoon n shore, 5 Pintail, Water Pipit, 9 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Shelduck, 2 Common Snipe (WWT website)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler still 1445 (J Lewis via Twitter/Ldn BN)
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*[[Rainham RSPB]]: incl 2 Curlew, '''Iceland Gull''' juv fr serin_hill, Caspian Gull 1w, Rock Pipit foreshore pm (Peter Carr via eBird)
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*Richmond "within 200 metres of Bridge": 36 Mute Swan [new high count both sides of river}, 4 Mandarin 2pr (Neil Anderson)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: '''Long-tailed Duck''' still n basin (BirdGuides)
  +
*Woodford Green: Song Thrush singing, 2 Blackcap m&f feeding on Ivy berries, Red Kite over [a tatty individual] at 1035, m Sparrowhawk through at 1655 (Ken Murray)
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=='''Wednesday 4th March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: Firecrest ca, 7 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 10+ Redwing, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
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*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
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*Broomfield Park: imm Grey Heron, 7 Northern Shoveler 4m 3f, 15 Tufted Duck 9m 6f, Black-headed Gull inc red darvic ringed P.1 from The Netherlands, metal ringed HA24.238 from Lithuania & 6279574 from Denmark, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull (Robert Callf)
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*Creekmouth "west side": Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 15 Redshank, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 15 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Goldcrest, 9 Reed Bunting (Sean Huggins)
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*[[Dagenham Chase]]: 2 '''White-fronted Goose''' still bardag lake 1220, 2 Common Buzzard, 12 Linnet (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
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*Enfield Town "Church St EN2": Little Egret flew E 1334 (Robert Callf); "River View EN2": m Blackcap singing (Robert Callf)
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*Fishers Green: Stonechat f by farm walk (Dennis Meadhurst via LVRP sightings blog)
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*Greenwich Ecology Park: '''Jack Snipe''' reported by visitor, Redwing, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting f (John Bushell)
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*[[Hackney Marshes]]: 8 Redwing over, Goldcrest singing, 3 Stock Dove calling, 2 Greenfinch singing (Alastair Dent)
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*Hampstead Heath: Common Snipe flushed from boating pond am, Water Rail sanctuary pond (Adrian Brooker per Pete Mantle)
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*Hayes Hill Farm: Stonechat (Dennis Meadhurst per ELBF FB)
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*Hemans Estate Community Garden: House Sparrow starting to take nest material in to roof (Michael Mac)
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*Honor Oak "Park gdn SE23": Great Spotted Woodpecker calling (Paul Francis ''- please note that Honor Oak Park is an area in the borough of Lewisham which has, for example, a train station and is not, per se, a park)'' PF - Understood. The double quotes merely separate the part of your site name that doesn't match the LNHS gazetteer entry - it won't map to a grid reference otherwise.
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*King George V Reservoir "permit only": c100 Coot, c80 Tufted Duck, 5 Mute Swan, 8 Pied Wagtail, 10+ Grey Wagtail, 10 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Goldeneye 3m 17f s basin, 4 Goosander m 3f on n basin nw bank, 20+ Gadwall, 30+ Mallard, Common Buzzard circling then N, {some sheep} (Paul Francis)
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*Kingston-upon-Thames: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe on thames ng canbury gardens (Phil Davies)
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*London Wetland Centre: Chiffchaff singing, 5 Reed Bunting incl 3 singing, 4 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, '''8''' Stonechat, 3 Water Pipit, 3 Common Snipe, Bittern res lagoon n shore (WWT website/Dave Panchaud via eBird)
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*Lynsters Farm: incl Oystercatcher (Paul Lewis via BirdTrack)
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*Margravine Cemetery: 16 Redwing, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Blackcap singing, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker f, 4 Long-tailed Tit 2pr nest-building (Nathalie Mahieu)
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*Paddington: Peregrine Falcon flew up onto hilton metropole ledge 12:40 (Des McKenzie)
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*Peckham Rye Park: '''Stonechat''' (David Clark via BirdTrack)
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*Purfleet "R Thames": incl Green Sandpiper (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
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*[[Queen Mother Reservoir]] "permit only": incl 9 Shelduck, 45 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 12 Red Kite, 35 Linnet, 11 Reed Bunting pm (Conor MacKenzie via eBird)
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*[[Rainham Marshes]]: '''Iceland Gull''' juv (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB); 2 Caspian Gull (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
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*[[Staines Moor]]: incl 6 Water Pipit still (Chris Jones via BirdTrack)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: Scaup ad-m on s basin still, 13 Black-necked Grebe 6pr all nr causeway (Kit Britten tweet)
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*Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Kingfisher, 3 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing (John Cadera)
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*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “16.00-17.40 Botany Marsh/flooded meadow only“: 53 Teal, 8 Shoveler 7m, 7 Gadwall 4m, Pochard f, 10 Shelduck, 48 Mallard, 38 Greylag Goose, 42 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 23 Herring Gull, 12 Common Gull, 60+ Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Grey Heron, Raven h, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Roger Keith)
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*Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 Kestrel (David Clark via BirdTrack)
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*Tottenham Marsh "Clendish": 2 Stonechat (James Palmer)
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*Town Park "Enfield": Little Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Northern Shoveler m&f, m Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 3m 3f, 65 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 2ad Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 2 Long-tailed Tit pr, 10 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit still, Firecrest still, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon, 2 Stonechat (Walthamstow Birders); Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldeneye m f j (Paul Francis)
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*Woodford Green: f Blackcap on gdn fatball feeder (Steve Howey)
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=='''Tuesday 3rd March 2020'''==
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*Alexandra Park: Firecrest m ca still, 7 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
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*Beckton STW "private access": incl pr Kestrel, Stonechat (Dave Morrison tweet)
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*Black Jack's Mill, Harefield: 3 Grey Wagtail chasing one another around old mill (John Edwards)
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*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 5 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
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*Bushy Park: Sparrowhawk over npl 15.45 (Mike Foster)
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*[[Canon's Farm]] "incl Burgh Heath": '''60+''' Yellowhammer incl 30+ in stubble nr green barn (Geoff Barter via Twitter/CFBW BG)
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*Clay Tye Wood: 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl, 800 Jackdaw, '''600''' Rook (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
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*Crossness NR: 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Song Thrush singing, 10 Stonechat 4m 6f, 10 Cetti's Warbler h, 4 Skylark 2 singing, 13 Pied Wagtail, 10 Linnet, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 4 Shoveler, 5 Reed Bunting, 4 Goldfinch, 8 Gadwall, 4 Teal (Bernie Weight); "Thames and foreshore low tide" 132 Shelduck, 3 Curlew, c90 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, c30 Dunlin, 17 Redshank, 36 Shoveler, c300 Teal, 3 Oystercatcher [gulls not counted] (Bernie Weight)
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*Cuffley: Barn Owl over rd 6.50am (Andrew Middleton)
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*Dagenham Chase: 2 '''White-fronted Goose''' on slack, 62 Gadwall, 43 Wigeon, 34 Shoveler, 10 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, f Sparrowhawk, Rook (Steve Bacon)
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*Dagnam Park: incl m Stonechat (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
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*Dulwich Park: Song Thrush singing, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Egyptian Geese (Tom Moulton)
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*Frays Valley NR: Blackcap m in full song, w/ Fieldfare 'chacking' in same bush so quite a juxtaposition of summer and winter. Doubtless the BC is an overwintering bird, Chiffchaff singing nearby also. Spring is here. (John Edwards)
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*Hackney Marshes: Little Owl still in same area now seems more active, f Sparrowhawk, small grp of Redwings (Jean-Patrick Elmes)
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*Hampstead Heath: Stonechat m on reedmace by model boating pond, Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin w/ Goldfinches by sanctuary pond, Meadow Pipit over, 100+ Redwing, Treecreeper, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Reuben Braddock); 2 Redpoll sp in alder at nw edge of sanctuary pond, 4 Pied Wagtail in field below tumulus, Green Woodpecker on ground in same meadow (Philipp Wirtz)
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*Harringay "N15": '''Red Kite''' low over st ann's rd & green lanes then drifted high SE towards hackney (HarringayBirder)
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*Holloway Rd Waitrose: 2 Greenfinch calling nr c/p (Francis Tusa)
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*KGV Reservoir "permit only": 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 30 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, 18 Pied Wagtail, 6 Grey Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit (Tony Clancy)
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*KGVI Res "permit only": incl 3 Shelduck, 21 Gadwall, 32 Tufted Duck, Goldeneye still, '''Dunlin''', 6 Common Gull, 2 Common Buzzard (Craig Brookes via BirdTrack)
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*Leatherhead "Randalls Rd": Blackcap singing (Neil Batten)
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*London Wetland Centre: 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 3 Redwing, Common Snipe, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat (WWT website); 4 Pintail 2m 2f, 2 Shelduck m f, 2 Water Pipit, 4f Stonechat, Peregrine m, Great Spotted Woodpecker m, 4 Common Snipe (Martin Honey); also incl Goldeneye still pm (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
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*[[Morden Hall Park]]: incl '''810''' Black-headed Gull NW, '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad NW, 5 Cormorant NW, 4 Grey Heron NE, 45 Woodpigeon NW early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
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*Park Wood GC "Park Wood, Tatsfield": 50 Redwing (Jon Agar)
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*Primrose Hill "vismig 0645-0845": Collared Dove SW, 16 Jackdaw NNE/NNW, 14 Goldfinch NW, also Fieldfare [foy finally], c10 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit S (Twitter)
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*Regent's Park: pr Mandarin, 4+ Shoveler, Gadwall fr longbridge towards island [area 8] (G J Francis); incl Stonechat pm (Zichen Zhou via eBird); also incl Cetti's Warbler still pm (Will Harcourt-Smith via eBird)
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*Seventy Acres Lake "Fishers Grn": Smew f still c500yd north of bittern_hide 1130 (Maureen Lead via LVRP sightings blog)
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*Silvertown "Royal Wharf": 5 Meadow Pipit, 40 Linnet feeding on green roofs (Dusty Gedge tweet)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: Scaup ad m still s basin sw cnr (Ian Finch via Staines Res & Moor FB)
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*Stoneleigh "Station KT17": Blackcap singing m again am (Neil Batten)
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*[[Swanscombe Marsh]] “13.30-16.15 outgoing tide Botany Marsh/flooded meadow": 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 '''Mediterranean Gull''', 8 Canada Goose, 22 Greylag Goose, 28 Magpie, 14 Stonechat 8m, 48 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler m&f, 9 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20+ Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, 7 Jackdaw, Kestrel, 4 Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker h (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin); "River" 9 Teal, Avocet, 12 Gadwall, 14+ Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, pr Stonechat, [Decoy-Duck [Pintail]] (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
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*Tufnell Park "N19": 2 Blackcap on fat balls in gdn (Francis Tusa)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit, Firecrest, m Blackcap foy, Common Buzzard, '''Oystercatcher''', m Goosander, 10 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 44 Grey Heron nests 2 nests w/ yg, 126 Cormorant nests 1 nest w/ yg, Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Walthamstow Birders)
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*Warren Gorge: incl 4 Water Rail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
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*[[Willows Farm]]: incl 26 Fieldfare roosted (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
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*Woodoaks Farm: 92 Golden Plover field by old orchard pm (Paul Lewis via Twitter/Herts BC)
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*Worcester Park: Stonechat m on horse field west (Bob Smith)
   
== '''Wednesday 2nd October 2019''' ==
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=='''Monday 2nd March 2020'''==
*Alexandra Park: 2 Rook W (foy), 2 Jackdaws SW, 3 Swallow S, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet, '''Lesser Whitethroat''' still cricket scrub this afternoon, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Little Grebe, 2 Common Buzzard (APOG Birders)
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*Alexandra Park: Firecrest m still ca, 2 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler 4m 4f, 12 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Red Kite W (APOG Birders)
*Bankside: Garden Warbler [15th day], 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
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*Beckenham Place Park: incl Little Grebe, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing am (Peter Carr via eBird)
*Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
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*Bushy Park: Kingfisher flew down porter's stream then to gdn, Stonechat, Treecreeper (Spencer Neal)
*Churchill Gardens - Pimlico: 50-100 House Sparrows in hedge - reason they are here is because this hedge is very specific (not too dense, enough protection with plenty of light) and would probably take over 20+ years to re-create elsewhere in a park, it is probably just random that this hedge has grown like this and is not seen in other places (Michael Mac)
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*[[Canons Farm]]: '''Black Redstart''' m tarts field fenceposts TQ246578 at 1010 (Ian Ward via Twitter/BirdGuides); Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, '''4''' Raven E 1240, Black Redstart 2cy-m [ad-like 'paradoxus' morph per CFBW BG tweet] reloc'd reads rest bottom area TQ250575, w/ 3 Stonechat 1330, 500 Linnet still (Steve Gale via Twitter/BirdGuides)
*Crossness NR : 2 Barn Owl, 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, 3 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat, 17 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 6 Chiffchaff (heard), 2 Heron, c105 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 16 Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Little Grebe. Thames and foreshore : c 400 Teal, 2 Heron, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 73 Redshank, 22 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 22 Cormorant, 20 Shelduck, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 Herring Gull, (Bernie Weight).
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*Chingford Plain: incl Red Kite, Kestrel, Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch (Richard Cope via eBird)
*Dagenham Chase: 3 Common Snipe, 46 Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove on slack, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff in scrub om Crowfoot Marsh (Steve Bacon)
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*Dagenham Chase: 2imm '''White-fronted Goose''' on eastbrook pf still present 5pm (Vince Halley-Frame/Sam Porter/Steve Bacon)
*Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill”: 2 '''Common Snipe''' [one N at 07.33, one flushed from hill at 08.55], c10 Swallow, c30 House Martin [lingering around the hill], c20 Meadow Pipit, c12 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 '''Redwings''' W, 2 Song Thrush NW (Reuben Braddock, Pete Mantle)
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*Ellenbrook Fields: 10+ Skylark singing, 6 Stonechat together cattle field, 2 Siskin over, Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting singing mid-am (Anders Gray tweet)
*London Wetland Centre: 5 Common Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 House Martin flying SW, 2 Peregrine on Charing X Hospital, 4 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting on wader scrape, 10 calling Chiffchaff southern route (Martin Honey)
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*Fairlop Waters: 26 Golden Plover in field northeast of small fishing lake (Steve Bacon)
*Margravine Cemetery: Jackdaw over ca 10am (Nathalie Mahieu)
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*Farthing Downs: incl Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, 2 Yellowhammer m f (David Hayes via Croydon Birders)
*Mill Hill Park "NW7": 5 Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
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*Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 8 Yellowhammer 3m 5f/imm, 10 Reed Bunting 5m 5f/imm (Robert Callf)
*Orpington- BR5 2 Redwing west 07.00 the first of the autumn here. (Charlie Carpenter)
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*[[Firs Farm Wetlands Park & Playing Fields|Firs Farm Wetlands, Park; Playing Fields "Firs Farm Wetlands, N21"]]: '''Stonechat''' [first for site] in first large reedbed after main entrance 1505 (Katy McGilvray)
*Pinner HA5: 30+ Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
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*Hall Marsh Scrape: incl 2 '''Cattle Egret''' still (Andy Holmes via BirdTrack)
*Primrose Hill "am vismig from 0700": 4 Cormorant, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, '''Redwing''' fos briefly, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch, 9 Linnet (Twitter)
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*[[Hampstead Heath]]: Stonechat f (Jamie Cedar tweet)
*Regent's Park. Grey Wagtail (between area 7 and 12) 9:00 (G J Francis)
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*Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret on riverbank 08:40 (Neil Batten)
*Richmond Park: 4 Little Egret still (S.Read); '''Great White Egret''' (P.Davies)
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*London Wetland Centre: '''Iceland Gull''' ad opp wwf hide 17:00, Bittern, Goldeneye, '''6''' Pintail, 3+ Stonechat, 2 Shelduck, 2 Peregrine, 4 Redwing, Skylark S, 2 Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (WWT website)
*Sturgess Avenue "NW4": Swallow S 11:45 (Toby Mylett)
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*Lower Morden "Sutton Cemetery": 40 Redwing (Bob Smith)
*Trent Park: Kestrel, f Stonechat 'Old Golf Course', 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest {2 Comma, Red Admiral, Small Copper} (Robert Callf); also 6 Blackcap, Common Buzzard (Pete Lowman)
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*Morden Hall Park: Water Rail h, 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
*Tufnell Park N19: 2 Swallow SW @1145 (Francis Tusa)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl Yellow-browed Warbler still, 2 Firecrest upstream of YBW still, 2+ Siberian Chiffchaff still incl 1+ w/ YBW & 1+ w/ crests (Bill Shimmer tweet); also incl 2 Siberian Chiffchaff w/ YBW still am (Paul & Elizabeth Hunter via eBird)
*Waltamstow Wetlands: 1 Meadow Pipit, '''1 Whinchat''', 1 Snipe, ~10 Chiffchaff (Rhys Evans)
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*Raynes Park "gdn": Blackcap m (Paula Redmond)
*Wandsworth Common: '''Spotted Flycatcher''', 11 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, Blackcap, Mandarin (Nick Rutter)
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*[[Regent's Park]]: incl Water Rail in rail ditch [area 2] still, Nuthatch evg (Will Harcourt-Smith via eBird)
*Wanstead Flats: '''Whinchat''', 10 Stonechat, 16 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 18+ Chiffchaff, 8 Redwing (+ 3 Song Thrush migrants), 4 Mistle Thrush, 44 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 6 Chaffinch, Linnet, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Teal, Snipe (Wanstead Birders)
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*[[Ruislip Lido]]: Raven SE am (Jon Middleton tweet)
*Wanstead Park: '''Spotted Flycatcher''', Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Buzzard, Coal Tit, 53 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft/Mary Holden)
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*[[Rye Meads RSPB]]: ''Opening of rebuilt Kingfisher_Viewing_Hub will be 26 Mar at 13:00'' (RSPB tweet)
*West Hampstead: 220 Ring necked parakeets heading west to roost/pre-roost (Alan Lewis); Red Kite drifted SW over Compayne Gardens at 1140 (Pete Mantle)
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*St Albans "Beesonend Ln TL121108": 4 Stonechat, 8 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Nick Harris)
*Woodford Green: 2 Song Thrush, 3-4 Blackcap, 2 Chiff Chaff and 5 '''Redwing''' over NWest (first for the Autumn) before 9am (Ken Murray)
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*Southwark Park: 5 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 5+ Redwing, Stock Dove (John & Janet Cadera)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: '''Long-tailed Duck''' m on n basin, 1+ Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
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*Stocker's Farm: Oystercatcher on floods (Charlie Ramsay via Herts BC)
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*Stocker's Lake: incl 11 Goldeneye, 8 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler am (Paul Lewis via eBird); "NW bank" Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, {Water Vole river 18:00} (Richard Francis)
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*Stoneleigh "Station KT17": Blackcap m singing am (Neil Batten)
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*Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Lapwing [usual field], Little Owl, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 10 Rook, 3 Teal, 6 Redwing, f Reed Bunting (John Colmans)
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*Trent Park: 7 Mandarin Duck 4m 3f, m Eurasian Teal lower lake, f Common Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck m&f, Common Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, '''Firecrest''' calling SW edge Moat Wd, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, '''Raven''' flew S 'cronking' 1425 (Robert Callf)
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*[[Walthamstow Marshes]] "bomb crater field & Lammas meadow": 10 Stonechat, Gadwall, 20 Fieldfare, 3 Little Egret, Kestrel (JW Davies); "north marsh" 3 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, Teal (JW Davies)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit m f showing well late am, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Goldeneye, m Goosander, 5 Teal, 2 Shelduck, Peregrine, 8 Linnet (Walthamstow Birders); also incl 6 Stonechat 4f 2m (Stephen Harris via eBird)
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*[[Woodberry Wetlands]]: Shelduck, Water Rail, 6 Teal, Peregrine (Chris Farthing)
   
== '''Tuesday 1st October 2019''' ==
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=='''Sunday 1st March 2020'''==
*Alexandra Park: '''Lesser Whitethroat''', juv Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 37 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 60+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Chaffinch, 5+ Greenfinch, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 3 Egyptian Goose NE, 8 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 13 Jay 0745 to 1045 (APOG Birders). + 'many' (15+) Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests moving through tall limes in The Grove 12.00 (Jonathan Cooke).
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*Alexandra Park: '''Firecrest''' m conservation area [ca] still, 2 Redwing, 2 Peregrine, 4 Shoveler, ''Aytha'' hybrid m Tufted Duck x Pochard wood green res [wgr] (APOG Birders); Common Buzzard W (Stuart Harrington)
*Bankside: Garden Warbler [14th day], Common Whitethroat, 2-3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 4-5 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit over, Peregrine [as usual] (Reuben Braddock)
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*Ashtead Common: 2 Yellowhammer field n of Common 1630 (Richard Nunne via Surrey BN)
*Barnes waterside: 8 Gadwall, 25+ House Martin over, singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
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*Belair Park "Dulwich Sports Ground": 45 Common Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush (Dave Clark)
*Battersea Park: 15 Mandarin duck in flock (only seen here/bred from about 2 years ago), 4 Black-headed Gull, 5 Shovelor, 20 Gadwall, 30 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest (Michael Mac)
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*Bow Creek: 2 Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (Sean Huggins)
*Bayhurst Woods, open space: 4 '''Raven''' together low overhead calling. Mild skirmishing, then split off into pairs 09:50 (Richard Francis)
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*Canons Park "& Seven Acre Lake, Edgware, Middx HA8": Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Nuthatch calling, only 1 Redwing (Bob Husband et al NW Ldn RSPB Grp birdwalk); "Seven Acre Lake [private access]" pr Gadwall, 2 Common Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1-2 Grey Heron but neither on last year's nest, {Red Fox} (Bob Husband et al NW Ldn RSPB Grp birdwalk)
*[[Brent Reservoir]]: North Marsh: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. East Marsh: Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Snipe, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Lapwing (Steve Blake)
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*Coursers Farm: incl 23 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
*Dagenham Chase: '''1 Whinchat''', 2 Stonechat on Fels Field, 16 Lapwing, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stock Dove on slack, 1 Sand Martin over, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit (Steve Bacon)
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*Dagenham, Fords: c15 'smallish' '''grey goose''' ''sp'' W 0625 (Dave Morrison tweet) ''Pink-footed_Geese are currently heading in numbers back toward Iceland/Greenland from N Sea wintering grounds''
*Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, Lesser Whitethroat still, 6 Jays high NW (5 later flew back SE), Mistle Thrush NW, 15 Swallows W, 15 House Martins W, 2 Greenfinches NW, 30 Meadow Pipits (P Mantle)
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*Dagenham Chase LNR: Shelduck, 62 Gadwall, 33 Wigeon, 30 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Common Snipe, 30 Lapwing, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Common Gull, Kestrel m, Meadow Pipit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail (Steve Bacon)
*Priest Hill: 1-2 '''Whinchat''', 3+ Stonechat, 1+ Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ House Martin feeding and moving W, 2 Common Buzzard and a Kestrel (Isaiah V.Rowe)
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*Dollis Valley Walk "Greenwalk": 8 Redwing in tall ash trees betw hendon weir & windsor os (Philipp Wirtz)
*Richmond Park: 4 Little Egret on Lower Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman per P Barber)
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*Dungeon Hill: 2 Stonechat (Ian Ward via DH Wildlife blog); 2 Lesser Redpoll (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
*Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Black-headed Gull [first of autumn], 2 Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
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*Finchley "N3": Sparrowhawk over, mobbed by Jackdaws (Philipp Wirtz)
*Trent Park: 127 Canada Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, f Stonechat, 2 Swallow (Pete Lowman/Robert Callf)
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*Frogmore Lakes: incl Lapwing, 24 Linnet (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
*Wallington area: 63 House Martins W (22 at 8am, 41 at 16:05,) 2 Chiffchaff including 1 singing and 3 Meadow Pipit N. (Arjun Dutta)
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*Fulham Old Cemetery "Fulham Cemetery": Green Woodpecker m, 6+ Redwing, Mistle Thrush, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Goldcrest (Nathalie Mahieu)
*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2''' Spotted Flycatcher, '''Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 50+ House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Goldcrest, 4 Linnet, Coal Tit - per Terry Rawlins (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
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*Holyfield Farm: 2 Stonechats, 30+ Linnets (Ian Bradshaw)
*Wanstead Flats:  3 '''Whinchat''', 6 Stonechat, 2 '''Spotted Flycatcher''', Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 12+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 21+ Swallow, 65+ House Martin, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 12 Mistle Thrush, Little Egret, 8 Teal, 7 Shoveler, '''Yellow-legged Gull''', Common Gull, 13 Linnet, Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
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*Holyfield Lake "incl Weir": 9 Goosanders 5m, Pintail m, Goldeneye m, 2 Oystercatchers (Ian Bradshaw)
*Wilson's School, Wallington: '''770+''' House Martin S/SE and 2 Swift S/SE during storm 10:42-11:05. f Peregrine flew over 13:50 (Arjun Dutta)
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*[[Island Barn Reservoir]] "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 '''Great Northern Diver''' still (Dave Harris tweet)
*[[Woodberry Wetlands]]: Kingfisher, Teal, 30 Shoveler, c20 Meadow Pipit SE in flocks of 5-8, c15 Linnet came down to feed in a roof garden, 100+ House Martin SE (Chris Farthing)
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*Kensal Town "Grand Union Canal": Red-crested Pochard m pursuing Mallard f [see pic] just as he did last year (Charlie Farrell)
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*Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": Little Egret, pr Egyptian Goose w/ 4yg, Canada/Greylag hybrid, pr Tufted Duck, Lesser Black-backed Gull, c13 Herring Gull, c7 Common Gull on school fields, Green Woodpecker h, 2 Goldcrest singing, Coal Tit (Mike Amos)
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*London Wetland Centre: '''Iceland Gull''' ad again main lake pm [1520 per BirdGuides], 4 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, f Goldeneye still, 5 Stonechat still, Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (WWT website)
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*Longford "Wright Way cTQ051766": '''House Martin''' [Ldn foy] 1330 (Cheech Albanese via eBird)
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*Lynsters Farm: incl pr Shelduck, 13 Gadwall early-am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
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*Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood: Raven (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
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*North Met Pit: m '''Smew''', pr Goldeneyes (Ian Bradshaw)
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*Pinner: 2 Redwing (Nigel Barratt)
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*Polhill: Red Kite (Jack Headley)
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*Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl '''Yellow-browed Warbler''' still, w/ 7 Chiffchaff am (Michael Healey via eBird); Kestrel over, '''Firecrest''' c250m downriver from YBW at TQ275676 am (David Barnett via eBird); also 2 '''Siberian Chiffchaff''' still 1400 (BirdGuides)
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*Putney Heath: 2 '''Stonechat''' m&f windmill ride (Les Evans-Hill)
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*[[Rainham RSPB]]: incl 2 Oystercatcher, Avocet, 4 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Marsh Harrier, Firecrest still, Water Pipit (Patrick Hart via Friends of RSPB RM FB)
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*Rotherhithe: '''Caspian Gull''' 1w on thames off greenland pier early pm, also Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Common Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 250 Herring Gull incl german-ringed 2w (Richard Bonser)
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*[[Sevenoaks WR]]: '''Mediterranean Gull''' ad evg roost (Mathew Bournat tweet)
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*Shirley: incl Common Buzzard low S mid-am, 2 '''Redpoll''' fdr (Sheila Mason per Gavin Hawgood via Croydon Birders)
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*Southgate "Ivy Rd N14": m Goldcrest singing (Robert Callf)
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*[[Staines Reservoir]]: 8 Shelduck, '''Scaup''' still s basin w bank, 23 Goldeneye, 8 Black-necked Grebe still together on n basin am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
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*Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Kestrel, Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, 6 Stock Dove, 7+ Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, '''8''' Stonechat [record count] 6 together, 10+ Fieldfare, 4 Reed Bunting 3m f, pr Linnet (Neil Anderson)
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*Thames Ditton: 2 Linnet over gdn (Billy Dykes)
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*The Holllies, Sidcup: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker m drumming f nearby, Nuthatch, 2 Coal Tit, Peregrine (Eric Brown)
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*[[Thorndon CP]] "n section 0815-0945": incl 4 Common Buzzard (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
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*Town Park "Enfield": 2 Northern Shoveler m&f, m Common Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, 68 Black-headed Gull, 3ad Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove inc two fighting, Grey Wagtail 'over-flow' stream (Robert Callf)
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*Tyttenhanger Farm: Stonechat m behind lawsons ltd (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
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*[[Tyttenhanger GPs]] "main gp": Yellow-legged Gull 2w briefly, Stonechat f in fields n of gp (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
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*[[Walthamstow Marshes]]: '''9''' Stonechat bomb crater field (JW Davies); 2 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, Little Egret (Jon Agar)
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*Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 '''Bearded Tit''' still in no1 reedbed [m trapped & ringed early-am], m '''Black Redstart''' again lockwood s end, '''Firecrest''', 4 Stonechat, 3 Peregrine, 4 Goldeneye, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 4 Shelduck, Greenfinch, Goldcrest (Walthamstow Birders)
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*Wanstead Flats: Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Meadow Pipit, 9 Stonechat, Mistle Thrush singing, 11 House Sparrow, 12 Greenfinch (Harry Harrison)
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*West Molesey: Caspian Gull ad circled then downriver toward molesey 1055 (Dave Harris tweet)
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*Westbourne Green "Westbourne Park, Grand Union Canal": Coot w/ plastic ring "HFH" (Francis O'Sullivan)
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[[File:IMG_0037.jpg|thumb|Med Gull amongst BH Gulls on the football pitches at Wormwood Scrubs.]]
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*[[Wormwood Scrubs]]: '''Mediterranean Gull''' still w/ B-h Gull flock, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Stonechat f, 2 Meadow Pipit, Jackdaw (Charlie Farrell); Reed Bunting mid-aft (Oliver Flory)
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*Yeading Brook meadows: 5 Red Kite [3 & 2 together. Probably some overlap with Ten Acre Wood sightings] (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
   
 
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Wednesday 1st April 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Greylag, 3 Shoveler, 10+ Chifchaff, 5+ Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders). Disorientated Red-Legged Partridge, in road near park end of Linzee Rd. around 14.30, seen and photographed by residents (per Jonathan Cooke). Provenance?
  • Bloomsbury St Georges Gardens: m.Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Brent Reservoir: Greylag Goose 2, Water Rail, 10 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, Redwing (Andrew Self)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: 3 Peregrine Falcon (another intruding bird, a juvenile) (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Dollis Brook (Woodside Park): singing Blackcap, Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit (John Colmans) Finchley Tennis Club - Singing Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Singing Chiffchaff, 2 displaying Sparrowhawk, 25 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch N (1st Garden Record), singing m Brambling [2nd Garden Record and the 1st since Apr 2018] (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford to Hanwell Zoo (Brent corridor): 3 Grey Heron, 3 Common Buzzard high over "Bittern Field", 3 Red Kite low together by Ruislip Rd East, 7 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Grovelands Park: 3 Treecreeper, 4 Great-Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3m Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 12 Stock Dove, 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 4m 2f Mandarin, 3m 1f Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron (Paul Collins)
  • Hackney Marshes: Kingfisher, Little Owl, 20 Teal, 8 Gadwall (JW Davies) morning visit from Friends Bridge to Homerton road: 32 Teal, 15 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose, 20 Coot (2 nest), 15 Moorhen, 1 Little Egret, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, pr Goldcrest, pr Green Woodpecker, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap singing, 10 Stock Dove (5 cooing),1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl (Marcin Kempa)
  • Hampstead heath- 3 Greylag geese landed briefly on mens pond 6:15am, 2 Reed bunting flew from reeds at S end of boating pond to island (1m& 1f), 5 Blackcap, 9 Shoveler, Nuthatch, 20 Redwing N, 20 present, regular C.Buzzard perched openly, 8 Greenfinch, Sparrowhawk, 5 Mistle thrush, 6 Cormorant over. Still no brambling or linnet. (Jamie Cedar) 2 Linnets going SW over Parliament Hill, but not much else . . Mute Swan pair were busy nest building on edge of the "island" at the Boating Pond, mid morning (Pete Mantle)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 2 Red Kite over SW 14.25 (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Mill Hill NW7: m Sparrowhawk crossed my Bunns Lane garden (Andrew Haynes)
  • Mitcham Common: Skylark singing on Mill Hill (dont breed), singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2+ Greenfinch displaying), Collared Dove calling-not common (Michael Mac)
  • N6 (Shepherds Hill), N8 (Rokesley Rd & Linzee Rd): 3 separate reported sightings (since 29/03 - most recently today) (by acquaintances) of single Red-Legged Partridges (1 photographed) Anybody got any theories about the origin of these birds? (Trevor Wyatt). This is prime time for the species to wander when it turns up in unusual urban settings (Bob Watts)
  • Perivale to Greenford canal walk: 9 singing Chiffchaff & 3 Blackcap; 5 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker (h), 2 Stock Dove (h), Reed Bunting, Goldcrest, 3 Jay, 9 Magpie, Mistle Thrush, House Sparrow (Andrew Peel & Toni Menezes).
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: drumming Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, Jackdaw nesting for first time here after 4 birds arrived last year (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Sewardstone marsh possible Baikal teal female type in and around flood channel being flushed by other wildfowl pm ( Brian Dawton)
  • Stoke Newington West Reservoir: 4m Red-crested Pochard at 16.40 (Niall T Keogh) [likely the same birds moving about between here, Finsbury Park and the New River]
  • Syon House, Riverside: 1 Red Kite flew low WNW 13.45, 147 Herring Gull, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Greater Black-backed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 45 Teal, 8 Mandarin, 5 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Blackcap singing in Kew Gardens nearby, 6 Aluminium Monsters only, W towards Heathrow: Should be birds singing over runways soon (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 8 Singing Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch, 24 Singing Chiffchaff, 10 Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, 16 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, Little Owl, Common Snipe (Folly Farm), 2 Linnet, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, 32 Rook, Coot (Darlands), Teal, Coal Tit, Bullfinch. (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 8 Canada Goose, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 3 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 7 Mandarin 4m,3f, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker. ( Pete Lowman).
  • West Putney SW15 garden: BLACK KITE medium height N 12.20, 4 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Kestrel, a rather nice V formation of 1 Herring Gull, 6 Black-headed Gull and 2 ad sm Mediterranean Gull E 09.15, 2 Rook E 10.50 (R.Kaye)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Linnet, Kestrel (Oliver Flory)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Wigeon, f Brambling, 3 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, singing Goldcrest, Jackdaw (Lol Bodini).
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 2 Blackcap m&f, singing Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Worcester Park garden: Peregrine hunting then off NW, 3 Common Buzzard circling together, Cormorant N, Song Thrush N, 2 Sparrowhawk (1 NW, 1 hunting), ‘grey Goose’ sp N, 3 Chaffinch E and a Green Woodpecker feeding in gdn (Isaiah V. Rowe)

Tuesday 31st March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite NE 1032, Common Buzzard E 1233, Meadow Pipit N, Redwing, Peregrine, Shoveler pair, 7 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Blackheath, waste ground between Weigall Road and Quaggy Walk: Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch (Mike Edwards)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Snipe, Redwing, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Teal (m + f), 2 Shelduck, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Blackcap, Chiffchaffs - seen on walk to work (Spencer Neal); 5 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 2 Little Egret (1 in the Woodland Gardens viewed from small bridge, 1 behind the scrape), 2 Reed Bunting, Skylark, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson )
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: Common Buzzard north noon (Des McKenzie).
  • Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - sInging Chiffchaff (Samuel Levy)
  • East Sheen SW14: Red Kite flying E over Derby Road at 14.00 (Philip Briggs)
  • Edgware: Peregrine circling over Queensbury at 09.10 (Tony Blake)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk (Samuel Levy)
  • Finsbury Park: 1 Peregrine (Paul Collins)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite low over neighbouring roof 07.10 upsetting parakeets, 2 Red Kite circling over garden 12.00 (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: 1 Red Kite low over, 1f Sparrowhawk, 2m Blackcap singing, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker excavating nest-hole, 4 calling Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Stock Dove, 5 House Sparrow, 5 Chaffinch, 3m 1f Shoveler, 4m 2f Mandarin, 1 Cormorant (Paul Collins)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Snipe (my first here, yay!), Grey Wagtail, Common Buzzard, c30 Redwing still, c10 Mistle Thrush, 8 Shoveler, 10+ Chiffchaff singing, c8 Greenfinch. Couple of Chaffinch at bird sanctuary alders past few days probably worth checking for Brambling if anyone else is still birding the heath. I can't find any but someone more experienced might have more luck (Jamie Cedar); also a Rook flew NW this morning over Parliament Hill (Pete Mantle); Well done on the Snipe Jamie, where was it? PM. Flew over near tumulus, curved round and went S behind trees at the top of hedge 3. Fairly low so probably flushed rather than migrating straight over.
  • Horsenden Hill (East): 7 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, singing Stock Dove (Martin Smith)
  • Larkhall Park-Stockwell: 2 House Sparrow nests in tree hole + nest box in same tree, they didn't previously nest this side of the park, so possible population increase? (Michael Mac)
  • Nunhead: singing Blackcap in garden (Tom Smith)
  • Primrose Hill: Swallow foy N 0735 (Twitter)
  • Stoke Newington: Red Kite (Imogen Blaikie)
  • Stoneleigh KT17: 1 Common Buzzard W 17:30. Sparrowhawk pair se 17:52. 2 Coal Tit (Neil Batten)
  • Thames Barrier: Grey Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Teal, 8 Shelduck, 10 Linnet (Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 25 Singing Chiffchaff, 8 Redwing, 15 Singing Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, Collared Dove, 6 Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 25 Stock Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Lapwing, 32 Rook, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, 5 Teal, Coot (Darlands), 2 Common Buzzard, Bullfinch, Red Kite, Treecreeper, 3 Black-headed Gull N (Samuel Levy)
  • Tufnell Park "Huddleston Road": Peregrine over NW, 2 Linnet over, 8 Chaffinch E, Stock Dove E, 2 Blackcap (Reuben Braddock)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley: 4 Common Buzzard NE, 6 Chiffchaff, 6+ Skylark (5 interacting), 5 Canada Goose over, 4 Greylag Goose over, Cetti`s Warbler, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Song Thrush, Pheasant m, Grey Heron over (Bernie Weight)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands (N side early pm): Common Buzzard, pr Peregrine, 12 Common Gull, pr Shelduck, m Goldeneye, 6 Teal, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: Red Kite north (13th for the month and 65% of last year's total), Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 11 Meadow Pipit (7 through north), 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 7 Pochard flew in to Jubilee Pond (presumably Perch Pond birds, see below), 4 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, Linnet (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Nuthatch, 2 Buzzard, 4-5 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 12 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap (Wanstead Birding)
  • West Putney SW15 garden; Woodlark S 10.15 (R.Kaye) 
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: male Blackcap, Kingfisher, singing Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)  
  • Wick Wood: 2 Egyptian Goose (first), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap (Harry Harrison)
  • Woodford Green: 3 Woodlark circling over school field behind woodland strip interacting and calling at 7.59am (my 3rd record of this species in 37 years over the same field all in March), also quite scarce here a Rook East at 7.26am and a single Greenfinch East at 7.15am (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Red Kite north (Bob Smith)

Monday 30th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Greylag, 8+ Chiffchaff, 5+ Blackcap, 8 Pied Wagtail, 5 Redwing, 3 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Water Rail, 5 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Ealing W13: 3 Grey Heron high S over garden late morning, 1 Goldcrest in garden (Bill Haines)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 24 Redwing NE, Grey Wagtail NE, 2 Goldcrest (Samuel Levy)
  • Finsbury Park: 3m Red-crested Pochard, 2 Nuthatch, 2 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Niall T Keogh) [Niall, are these definitely R/C Pochards? Visits over the last few days have shown several m Pochards on the lake every time, but no RCPs of either sex. Simon Bradley] [I have been seeing up to 7 RCP's there recently, all male. They get around a bit, often seen in New River and Clissold Park too. Chris F] [The male Red-crested Pochards are most often seen roosting up on the island and can be obscured from view behind vegetation or boats. Sometimes move onto the New River in the afternoon. Pics here https://ebird.org/checklist/S66365186. Niall]
  • Firs Farm Wetlands, Park; Playing Fields "Firs Farm Wetlands, N21": 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch, 6 House Sparrow (Paul Collins)
  • Hammersmith Bridge: Sparrowhawk catching Dunnock, right outside my open kitchen window (Jane Bain).
  • Home Park: 2 m Teal, pair Gadwall (P Davies running)
  • Kingston: Hogsmill river near town centre; Blackcap singing, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail (P Davies running)
  • Long Wood, Ealing: 5 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, Red Kite, 5 Fieldfare, Redwing, Greenfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Greylag (Oliver Flory)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 3 singing Collared Dove {been scarce recent years), drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 2 singing Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • Raynes Park "Coombe Lane SW20": 2 Peregrine Falcon [pr calling & displaying whilst drifting SW at 1930] (Paula Redmond)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 5 Redwing, 4 Coal Tit, 26 singing Chiffchaff, 8 singing Blackcap, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Nuthatch, 16 Stock Dove, Goldcrest, 32 Rook, 2 Little Owl, Meadow Pipit, 2 Cormorant, Linnet, 2 Red Kite, 2 Bullfinch, Coot (Darlands), 2 Teal, Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch (Samuel Levy) [Samuel, whereabouts do you see the Little Owls? I've never seen one down there but would absolutely love to. Tom Stewart, Hi Tom - There are a couple that are quite easy to see at this time of year - i would rather not put the precise locations on here but feel free to message me on either Twitter (@FinchleyBirder) or Instagram (@samuelnature85) (SL)] 
  • Tufnell Park, N19: Over-flying male Ring Ouzel c.0815 - clear view of gorget. Heading towards Hampstead Heath (Francis Tusa)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Greylag Goose, 3 Song Thrush, singing Chiffchaff, male Kestrel, Cormorant high SW, Egyptian Goose, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands (Lockwood am): 9 Wigeon (4m) (Lol Bodini); 10 Shelduck, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3m singing Blackcap, 4 Goldeneye (2m 2f), 28 Teal, 59 Pochard, 32 Gadwall, 34 Great Crested Grebe, 239 Tufted Duck, 119 Coot, 13 Black Headed Gull, 8 Chiffchaff, pr Greater Black Backed Gull, 15 Fieldfare, 5 Reed Bunting (London Wildlife Trust)
  • West Harrow Recreation Ground -Red Kite - 3rd time in past week.

Sunday 29th March 2020 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Greylag, 3 Shoveler, 11 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 2 pr Egyptian Geese - 1 with 4 new goslings, Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3pr Shoveler, 5 Greylag, pr Stock Dove, nothing singing except Dunnock (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Finsbury Park: 4m Red-crested Pochard, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker (Niall T Keogh)
  • Greenway: 2 singing Chiffchaff, Song Thrush carrying food (Harry Harrison)
  • Kensal New Town, Grand Union Canal: m.Red-crested Pochard with mallards (Francis O'Sullivan]
  • Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker calling, Grey Wagtail (pr), Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 singing Chiffchaff, Greenfinch (Mike Amos)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 2 (probably 3) Red Kite, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 4 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Paddington Green: Peregrine Falcon, pair of Grey Wagtail (Des McKenzie).
  • St John's Wood: Red Kite low toward Regent's Park 09:15 then toward Hampstead, Peregrine Falcon south (Des McKenzie)
  • Sydenham Woods: 6 x Redwing (quite late?!); 2 x Stock Dove (Terence Baker)
  • Vauxhall to Grosvenor Bridges: 2 pr Gadwall, Peregrine, few gulls as tide in (Michael Mac)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 20 Fieldfare, Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: Great Spotted Woodpecker excavating nest hole, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Shoveler, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 10.00 (Matthew J. Bradbury)
  • Watford: Red Kite holding forth in the breeze above Watford General Hospital. Almost symbolic considering (Richard Francis)
  • West Ealing W13: 1 pr Blue Tit, 1 Blue Tit investigating nestbox, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet at suet feeder, 4 Feral Pigeon, 1 female Blackbird drinking, 1 Wren, 14 House Sparrow drinking & hopping on gravel 4:10-4:20pm — the most Sparrows ever seen in our garden. Are people not topping up bird feeders? (Terry Jones)
  • Woodford Green: Between 8am-2pm Male & Female Blackcap, pair of Mandarin over house, 22 Redwing North and over, female Kestrel North, 2 Starlings East, male Sparrowhawk perched on peanut feeder, Red Kite North East at 1.50pm and a Common Buzzard up at 5.32 pm first of the day! (clearly they don't like strong gusting winds, as yesterday there were almost double digit sightings) (Ken Murray)

Saturday 28th March 2020 Edit

  • Abney Park Cemetery: 2 singing Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 1 Stock Dove (Niall T Keogh)
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Greylag, 6 Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Blackheath, wasteland between Weigall Road and Quaggy Walk. Linnet, Greenfinch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  • Brent Reservoir: Peregrine, 3 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, 3 Linnet north (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park : Chaffinch, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 3 Green Woodpecker,  Kestrel, Red Kite , Sparrowhawk (Ian R Watson)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: intruding Peregrine Falcon present on nest ledge for ca 1 hour (while resident falcon was incubating their 3 eggs) (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Finsbury Park: 2m Red-crested Pochard, 4 Nuthatch, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Niall T Keogh)
  • Greenford "UB6": Sparrowhawk, singing Goldcrest (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Hampton Court Park: Red Kite (P Davies)
  • Horsenden Hill: 3 pr Stock Dove, 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff {2 Comma} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, c10 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail (pr), Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, calling Greenfinch (Mike Amos)
  • Hilly Fields, Lewisham: 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (Tom Moulton)
  • Morden Cemetery: 2 Red Kite over (Charlie Alpera per Bob Smith)
  • Old Malden: Little Egret on Hogsmill River (Bob Smith)
  • Pinner HA5: Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • St Paul's Cray BR5: male Kestrel low W over garden 18:20 (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 16 Wigeon (10m 6f), 6 Shoveler, m Goldeneye, Buzzard E, m Peregrine, Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher, pr Reed Bunting, m Blackcap, 6 Shelduck (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Shelduck briefly at 06.00 (Nick Rutter)

Friday 27th March 2020 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 4 Shoveler, 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 2 Redwing, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Blackheath, wasteland between Weigall Road and Quaggy Walk. Chiffchaff, Greenfinch, Lesser Redpoll female, corrected from Common Redpoll, Goldcrest (Mike Edwards)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 12 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, singing Blackcap, 4 Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, {Common Lizard, Large White butterfly, 2 Peacock butterfly} (Keith Chambers)
  • Charing Cross Hospital: 3 Peregrine Falcon (intruder chased S at 2.40pm) (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - 4 Blackcap (3m, 1f) (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 4 Chaffinch E, 2 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 7 Common Buzzard, 3 Mallard Over (foy). (Samuel Levy)
  • Finsbury Park: 3m Red-crested Pochard, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Jay, 23 Pochard (Niall T Keogh)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite low over garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 2 Linnets NE, 10 Chaffinches N, 3 singing Chiffchaffs, and 3 singing Blackcaps (Pete Mantle)
  • Horton Country Park: 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Red Kite (Bob Smith)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: pr Great Black-backed Gull, calling Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: up to 5 (min 4) Red Kite, 2 Peregrine, Grey Heron, singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff. {1st Red Kite initially very high & dived down to Peregrine that was circling, almost nudging Peregrine's tail, both flew together with no aggression. Then pair of Red Kites came from same direction as first at mid-height when I picked up 2nd Peregrine some height above them. Kite low over Northala hill & later pr of them low over church in Belvue Park} (Neil Anderson)
  • Nunhead: Common Buzzard (garden tick) low to south, pursued by Parakeets! (Tom Smith)
  • One Tree Hill SE23: 7 Jay, 4+ singing Wren, singing m Blackcap {my first of year}, 3+ singing Chiffchaff (Paul Francis)
  • Putney Heath: 2m & 2f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Redwing, Kestrel {garden and overflight record highlights} (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Common Buzzard circling south end of park 08.20, then drifting SW, Green Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, (Neil Anderson)
  • Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames off Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser)
  • St Paul's Cray BR5: 4 Common Buzzard (3 E & 1 W), Red Kite low E 16:15, 11 Stock Dove E, 6 Chaffinch NE, 3 Greenfinch W (Jack Headley)
  • Sydenham Woods SE26: 4+ calling Nuthatch, Treecreeper {first I've seen here}, Grey Heron S, yaffling Green Woodpecker, {of interest fox, Brimstone} (Paul Francis)
  • Thames Barrier: Common Buzzard drifted East at 16:30 (Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Goldcrest, 5 Mistle Thrush, 7 singing Blackcap, 24 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 19 Stock Dove, 2 Nuthatch, Lapwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 3 Red Kite, 32 Rook, 2 Raven, 2 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, 4 Coal Tit, Coot (Darlands), 6 Teal, 4 Chaffinch E (Samuel Levy)
  • Woodford Green: Male Marsh Harrier over the garden at 08:12 going North - Garden Tick! (Tony Brown).
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Common Scoter on East Warwick all day, pr Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, m Peregrine, f Kestrel, 4m Blackcap, 43 Grey Heron nests, 19 Little Egret nests, 2 Shelduck, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, Kingfisher (Walthamstow Birders) Please note that only the publicly accessible paths are open.
  • Woodford Green: Between 6am and 12.15pm, 3 Redwing North 6.04am, then 3 Starling East (not common here), pair of Sparrowhawk and Buzzard displaying, Bullfinch over house East 8.37 (also not common here), 2 Grey Wagtails over 9.04am plus Tawny Owl hooting, then 4 Chaffinches East, 2 Greenfinch North and a (FOY) Hawfinch South at 12.15pm. (Ken Murray)

Thursday 26th March 2020 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Shoveler pair, Pochard F Wood Green Res, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Greylag Goose, 9 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": Willow Warbler (Keith Chambers)
  • Churchill Gardens-Pimlico: 50+ House Sparrows in 3 locations (Michael Mac)
  • Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - Singing Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Collared Dove SW, 2 Redwing, 2 Herring Gull SW, Green Woodpecker, Siskin E (my first here since Jan 2018), 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Common Buzzard N, 2 Mistle Thrush. [Comma, Peacock, 2 Red Admiral] (Samuel Levy)
  • Finsbury Park: 3 drake Red-crested Pochard, 3 Blackcap (1st of year singing), Chiffchaff (singing), Green Woodpecker, Little Grebe, 4 Stock Dove (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Greenwich: Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • Grovelands Park: 1 Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 1 singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 4 hooting Stock Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Admiral (Paul Collins)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Red Kites over Parliament Hill at noon, 2 went SE, lost the other, it spiralled quite high up; Also, 2 Common Buzzard over the Sanctuary pond. Negligible passerine mig. (Pete Mantle)
  • Harringay: singing Blackcap on railway embankment by Railway Fields NR (Simon Bradley)
  • Hilly Fields Lewisham: Nuthatch calling, Song Thrush singing (Tom Moulton)
  • Horsenden Hill: Tawny Owl calling, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Coal Tit (Martin Smith)
  • Horton Country Park: Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 5 Chiffchaff (Bob Smith)
  • Mayflower Park: 2 Blackcap (Charlie Alpero per Bob Smith)
  • Mudchute Farm: Redwing, 2 House Sparrow, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, Small White, Peacock (Harry Harrison)
  • Muswell Hil: Firecrest female in garden 0853 (Birdguides)
  • New Malden: 1 Red-Legged Partridge feeding with pigeons in garden (R Dunne)
  • North Finchley: Red Kite W over house (John Colmans)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Red Kite, Stock Dove (unusual here), 4+ Greenfinch {4 Peacock, Comma, Small White} (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner HA5: 2 Red Kite, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Putney Heath: 2m & 1f Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull on Greenland Dock, Egyptian Goose, Wren (Richard Bonser)
  • St. John's Wood: Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, possible Woodlark NE but too distant to be sure, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch (Des McKenzie)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (1 seen well), 1 Nuthatch 08.00 (Matthew J. Bradbury
  • St Paul's Cray BR5: 4 Common Buzzard (1 N, 1 W & 2 over Chapmans Ln), 12+ Stock Dove, Little Egret E (Jack Headley)
  • Tooting Common: Red Kite over east 08.45, 1 singing Blackcap, at least a dozen Chiffchaffs, 2 pairs Stock Dove (Nick Moll)
  • Tottenham Hale: Retail park - Sparrowhawk hunting just about everything. Mobbed by Gulls, Crows and bizarrely, a Goldfinch. m&f Peregrine over Hale Village.
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Mistle Thrush, 16 Redwing, 2 Singing Blackcap, 13 Chaffinch E, 24 Singing Chiffchaff, 11 Stock Dove, 3 Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Meadow Pipit, Greylag over Folly Farm, 3 Little Owl, 30 Starling, Mandarin Duck, 3 Linnet, 2 Red Kite, 32 Rook, Treecreeper, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Teal, Coot (Darlands), Grey Heron, 3 Lapwing (2 Frith Riding Stables, 1 Folly Farm) (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley: Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Grey Heron, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Skylark seen in the air at one time interacting in pairs (Bernie Weight).
  • Vauxhall Bridge: pr Gadwall, pr Lesser Black-backed Gull one flew off and came back with fresh killed pigeon-seen on exercise walk (Michael Mac)
  • Walpole Park/Lammas Park: 2 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, Little Owl, 3 Coal Tit, Pied Wagtail (Oliver Flory)
  • Wimbledon : Red Kite over heading N. 2.00pm (Kevin Allen)
  • Woodford Green: 4 Redwing North West at 8.38am, Song Thrush, male Blackcap at 8.50am followed by a male Marsh Harrier S.East at 9.24am. (Ken Murray)
  • Wanstead Flats: Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 4 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Sand Martin, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap (Wanstead Birding)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 5+ Stock Dove, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Greylag Goose E, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 male Blackcap, 2+ Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)

Wednesday 25th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  • Battersea Park Lake: Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap all singing, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, drake Teal, Pochard, 2 pr Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 7 Mandarin, pr Greylag, Mute Swan nest built in vulnerable spot (Michael Mac)
  • Berrylands garden, self-isolating birding: 2 Shelduck E at 17.15, vocal Redwing N at 18.05, all four resident columbids singing/displaying, 7 House Sparrow successfully mobbing a Grey Squirrel in an attempted nest raid (Nick Tanner)
  • Bluebell Wood N11: Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Fieldfare, Blackcap, Nuthatch (James Palmer)
  • Brent Reservoir: 12 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Andrew Self)
  • Brockley Cemetery: 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Jay (Mike Edwards)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 3 singing Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Shelduck, 2 Skylark,  Song Thrush, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
  • Darlands Lake NR: 1 Common Buzzard over EW, 2 Red Kite over EW (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - Singing Blackcap (Samuel Levy)
  • Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": 1 f Grey Wagtail, 1 Stock Dove, [1 small Bat circling Windsor Open Space 1045] (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Epsom Downs KT18 - 4 Red Kite (Julian McGovern)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Cormorant E, Black-headed Gull E, Swallow NE (foy) (Samuel Levy)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Little Owl on branch of nest box tree, 1 Stock Dove, 1 singing Blackcap (Alastair Dent)
  • Greenford to Hanwell Zoo (Brent corridor): 8 Teal, 3 fully winged Mandarin at zoo, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, pr Nuthatch feeding on path near church, 3 Blackcap (2 singing), 5 Chiffchaff {2m Brimstone, Comma, 2 Peacock} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Grovelands Park: 9 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 calling Nuthatch, 3 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, Greenfinch calling, 5m 3f Shoveler, 4m 4f Mandarin, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush (Paul Collins)
  • Pinner HA5: 3 Red Kite circling together, Heron over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Perivale Park: pr Teal (Brent), Stock Dove, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 7+ Greenfinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Putney Heath: 2m & 1f Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Redwing, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Richmond: 3 Common Buzzard again over Selwyn Avenue 13.47 then dropped low to W. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Richmond Park: 9 Little Gull all Ad W late pm, feeding over Upper Pen Pond till 17.55 when circled high and flew NE and imaged, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff in alders. (Franko J Maroevic) Little Egret on island in Upper Pen Pond, Common Buzzard circling high over Sidmouth Wood harassed by small raptor I couldn't identify (Mike Foster)
  • Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames by Greenland Pier, 2 Common Gulls (Richard Bonser)
  • Sidcup DA15: Greylag Goose S, 2 Cormorant circling high up, Grey Heron S, Red Kite W 16.11, 3 Common Buzzard 1S 11.33 1N 12.44 1NE 14.14, Sparrowhawk in garden, Kestrel E, 4 Peregrine 1N 12.58 local pair mobbing interloper, 8 Stock Dove SE, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap m&f, Coal Tit (Ian Stewart)
  • St Paul's Cray BR5: 12+ Common Buzzard (8+ E & 4 Chapmans Ln), 10+ Stock Dove E, 7+ Lesser Black-backed Gull (5 E & 2+ W), male Kestrel W then back E, Grey Heron low E, Pied Wagtail W (Jack Headley)
  • St. John's Wood: Peregrine Falcon successfully stooped on pigeon 06:10 before carrying it south (Des McKenzie).
  • Tottenham Hale: m&f Peregrine (Dave N)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 32 Chaffinch E/SE, 25 singing Chiffchaff, 4 singing Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Nuthatch, 17 Stock Dove, Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, Lapwing, 32 Rook, Red Kite, Meadow Pipit, 2 Raven (perched near Long Pond), 2 Mandarin Duck, 2 Cormorant high W/NW, Sparrowhawk, 5 Redwing E, 10 Starling, Drake Teal, 4 Bullfinch, Linnet. Also Escaped Gyr x Saker still at Folly Farm [Muntjac] (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff (Jon Agar) 2 Grey Wagtail in overflow channel, Little Grebe on north marsh (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Ad Little Gull at 15:50 flew north, Lapwing, 12 Shelduck, 15 Mute Swan, 8 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting (Daniel Whitelegg), Fem. Wheatear at N end of High Maynard - 1pm (Davey Leach). 2 Wigeon on West Warwick (David Beadle) 2 Goldeneye (Edward Imber)
  • Wanstead Flats: Great Egret east, Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Blackcap (singing), 6 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 2 Linnet (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Putney SW15 garden: 15 Buzzard, 6 Red Kite, 2 Peregrine including one stooping at feral pigeon, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 local Grey Wagtail, 2 Linnet SW, Pipistrelle Bat Sp at midday. (R.Kaye)
  • Wick Wood: m & f Sparrowhawk, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Brimstone, Peacock, Red Admiral (Harry Harrison)
Wimbledon Common Kestrel 25.iii.2020 web
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming plus two others in flight, 2 Green Woodpecker calling, several Chiffchaff, one obliging male Kestrel (phone pic through bins). 1 Peacock and 1 Comma butterfly plus 1 Orange Underwing moth (Martin Honey)
  • Worcester Park “garden vismig”: Egyptian Goose SW (garden tick), 2 Greylag Geese S, 3 Common Buzzard N/S, 2 Chaffinch E and male Blackcap present (Isaiah V. Rowe)

Tuesday 24th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite NE 1005, Common Buzzard W, 3 Greylag, 5+ Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, Meadow Pipit, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Antill Road, Mile End: Sparrowhawk failed to catch singing Dunnock at top of tree in garden and was then chased out by a Magpie. (Harry Harrison)
  • Brent Reservoir: 10 Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Andrew Self)
  • Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": singing Chiffchaff, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, {2 Common Lizard} (Keith Chambers)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Nuthatch by cafe, 1 singing 08.30 (Matthew J. Bradbury); female Reed Bunting on the third smallest pond (9.00am). Very unusual to see a Reed Bunting in Brockwell Park, I could not be sure it was not a rarer bunting (Stuart Hearne)
  • Bromley "BR2": Red Kite 11:00 am over garden (Martin Draper)
  • Brookmill Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam), 6 Grey Wagtail (Keith Chambers)
  • Bushy Park: 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting, 2 Shelduck, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson
  • Darlands Lake NR: 5 Common Buzzard (circling, 1 displaying), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Red Kite (2 circling 1 over NS), 3 Sparrowhawk, [Butterflies: Brimstone, Comma, Peacock] (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis club - Singing Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit (Samuel Levy)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Red Kite S, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk {Peacock} (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": pr Red Kite over garden, Buzzard low over {Small White} (Neil Anderson
  • High Barnet: Hadley Green duckpond -- Pair of Egyptian Geese with group of little goslings.
  • Geoff Crabtree.
  • Larkhall Park-Stockwell: House Sparrow nest in tree hole and 1 in nest box (Michael Mac)
  • Little Woodcote (Telegraph Track:) Little Owl in usual tree 11:30am, 2 Skylark, Song Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel and 2 Green Woodpecker. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Margravine Cemetery: f Pheasant (Nathalie Mahieu, reported to me)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Red Kite, Peregrine circling low over A40 with 2 Herring Gulls; later c70 Herring Gull thermalling, 4+ Lesser Blackback {Comma, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Peacock, 3m Brimstone} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Putney Heath: 2m Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Richmond: 1 Red Kite & Sparrowhawk soaring over Selwyn Avenue 09.56 then S. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Sand Martin over Pen Ponds late pm, 1 Treecreeper fishing enclosure, 2 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Owl, pair copulating in cattle enclosure, not imaged sadly. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames by Greenland Pier (Richard Bonser)
  • Sidcup DA15: 2 Common Buzzard 1E 1S, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 Blackcap, 3 Siskin NE am (Ian Stewart)
  • St Pauls Cray BR5: 8+ Common Buzzard (5 W & 3+ over Chapmans Ln), 3+ Stock Dove E (Jack Headley)
  • Tooting common - Pr Blackcap, Nuthatch, 2 pr Great spotted woodpecker
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Meadow Pipit, 19 singing Chiffchaff, 9 Stock Dove, 18 Goldfinch, 131 Chaffinch E, 32 Rook, Lapwing, Raven (perched in dead tree near Long Pond), Linnet, 28 Starling, Peregrine, 2 Mandarin Duck, Pied Wagtail, 5 Teal, Common Buzzard, singing Blackcap. Also Gyr x Saker hybrid at Folly Farm. (Samuel Levy)
  • Upper College Farm Bexley : 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Skylark, 2 Little Egret over S, 2 Grey Heron over N, Common Buzzard,Circling W. Green Woodpecker, 3 Canada Goose, 3 Greylag Goose,2 Cetti`s Warbler, Pheasant m, (Bernie Weight) 2 m Pheasant, singing Cetti's Warbler, pr Egyptian Goose w/yg, 4+ Chiffchaff, Skylark in evening visit (Jack Headley)
  • Walpole Park/Lammas Park: Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Stock Dove, Little Owl (Oliver Flory)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: c20 Little Gull north at 12:25, 3 Goosander, 9 Goldeneye, 34 Teal, 12 Shelduck, f Wheatear (Chris Farthing)
  • Wandsworth (Northcote Road): In isolation in loft. Red Kite and Sparrowhawk through late AM. (Mark H),
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 3 Common Buzzard (2 N & 3rd SE), 2 Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Wimbledon : Red Kite over Wimbledon Park flying North at 2.00 pm (Kevin Allen)
  • Woodford Green: Vis-migging from Lock Down- c16 Greenfinch SEast 6.15am, Little Egret 6.16am, Chiffchaff 6.30am, 33 Brent Geese high and over SEast 6.50am, 4 Redwing 6.55am, 15 Chaffinch 6.58am, Sparrowhawk 7.03 am, 3 Nuthatch 7.36am, Tawny Owl hooting loudly 7.40am, and Grey Wagtail over at 7.45am (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park “garden vismig”: 3 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel circling high then mostly S/E, 7 Common Buzzards mostly S or circling, Cormorant circling high then fast S, 8 Chaffinch E, 1f Blackcap present and distant Nuthatch singing (Isaiah V. Rowe)

Monday 23rd March 2020Edit

  • Addlestone: Black Redstart f-type (Marc McLoughlin tweet/per Surrey BC)
  • Alexandra Park: drake Shelduck NE, drake Mandarin circled Wood Green Res then N, 2 Linnet SE, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Greylag, 3 Pochard, 3 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Buzzard, Meadow Pipit, Redwing, Linnet, Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Brockwell Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming by lido car park 06.30 (Matthew J. Bradbury)
  • Brockley "Barriedale Allotments": singing Chiffchaff, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [one drumming], Greenfinch {Red Admiral butterfly} (Keith Chambers)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap m&f, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Goldcrest, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, Red Kite [circling over Heron Pond before drifting towards Kingston 7.55am], Skylark (Ian R Watson); 2 Little Owl calling south of Lime Avenue at 10.45 (Mike Foster)
  • Clapham Common: Nuthatch 0730 (Alex Bayley via eBird)
  • Cole Green Tip: Jack Snipe TL270111, Yellowhammer still (Andy Haig/Adrian Bonner via Herts BC)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: Caspian Gull 1w, m Bearded Tit (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
  • Darlands Lake NR: Common Buzzard displaying, 3m Teal on lake (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": Common Buzzard N (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Ealing: Common Buzzard flying low NE above Rathgar Avenue 11:05am Confirmed by others on Nextdoor Northfields (Terry Jones)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Cormorant SE, 2 Common Buzzard NW, Sparrowhawk NE, 2 Stock Dove, 12 Meadow Pipit N (Samuel Levy)
  • Golders Hill Park: 2 Kestrel, 4 Egyptian Geese 1m 2f 1yg, pr Mandarin Duck, 4 Redwing N {2 small bats} (James Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite (Kathryn Bull)
  • Greenwich Park: Tawny Owl scolded and flushed into plain view by mixed posse of 20 birds including thrushes (Ray Crouch); incl Rook (Joe Beale via BirdTrack)
  • Hackney Marshes: Little Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5+ Chiffchaff (JW Davies)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir "permit only but restricted viewing fr platform TQ160963 accessed via public footpath off Hogg Ln": Little Gull 1w still (BirdGuides); 5+ Black-necked Grebe fr platform still 1330 (Simon West tweet)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard interacting and drifting w 13:00, 1 Red Kite e 15:30 (Neil Batten)
  • Lynsters Farm: 3 Oystercatcher (Maple Lodge CS via eBird)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Common Buzzard over drifting N 13:20 (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Motspur Park "Gas Holder Wood": Treecreeper (Charlie Alpera tweet)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler still 1240 (BirdGuides)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl Short-eared Owl, Wheatear, Water Pipit (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: 6 Marsh Harrier 3m3f, Grey Plover [Ldn foy], 3 Bearded Tit (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Putney Heath: 3m Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 14 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3m3f Marsh Harrier, Grey Plover, 3 Bearded Tit (ATw)
  • Regent's Park "am vismig": 1-2 Red Kite S 1025 & low NW 1050, 2 Common Buzzard S 1025 & 1125, 2 Peregrine N in chase, 14 Woodpigeon N, 4 Meadow Pipit 2N 1110 & 2h earlier, 18 Chaffinch NE 1120 (Twitter)
  • Richmond: 3 Common Buzzards over Kew Road with 1 in display flight 12.25 not imaged (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Red Kites, 2 Sparrowhawks, Little Owl, Common Buzzard, 18 Greylag Geese, Egyptian Goose gosling still (Phil Davies)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": Red Kite low W c17:00, 10+ Gadwall, pr Teal, 10+ Chiffchaff incl 7 singing, 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, 1-2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, calling Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2+ Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Blackcap singing by campsite (Neville Smith)
  • Springfield Park "E5": pr Wigeon (Marcin Kempa)
  • Staines Moor: Redshank, 3 Red Kite, 2 Fieldfare, Wheatear, Water Pipit still am (Chris Lamsdell via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Little Gull, 2 Dunlin (Thomas Gibson)
  • Stocker's Farm: 2 Oystercatcher still, Lapwing 1330 (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 3 Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 23 Chaffinch, 30+ Goldfinch, 2 Pied Wagtail, 14 Stock Dove, 2 singing Blackcap, Red-legged Partridge [running down the middle of Partingdale Lane near width restriction], 16 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Starling, 10 Common Buzzard [inc 7 over Folly Farm], Tawny Owl, Linnet, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Teal, 32 Rook, Treecreeper, 3 Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Red Kite, 4 Lapwing {Comma, Brimstone} (Samuel Levy)
  • Twickenham: 2 Common Buzzard flying slowly north east over fire station at 09.05 (Mike Foster)
  • Upper College Farm: Pheasant, Red Kite SW, 6+ Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Black-headed Gull over, 2+ Skylark, Grey Wagtail E, singing Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff most singing, 3+ Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Victoria Park: pair of displaying Peregrine, Little Grebe, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Mistle Thrush, pair of Coal Tits exploring nest hole, singing Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Harry Harrison)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black-necked Grebe fsp east warwick res [ne cnr] early-am (Phil Aylen via Twitter/BirdGuides); Black-necked Grebe still showing at 2pm, 8 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Water Rail, 1 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 11 singing Chiffchaff, 7 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 singing Blackcap, 1 Meadow Pipit (Niall T Keogh); 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Blackcap singing (Keith Bates)
  • West Putney: Woodcock low over at dusk (Rupert Kaye)
  • Woodoaks Farm: incl 16 Skylark 3 singing early-am (Paul Lewis via eBird)

Sunday 22nd March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret Tunnel Res, m Shoveler, 5+ Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  • Bay Farm "Enfield": Red Kite (Robert Callf)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Spotted Redshank [Ldn foy] north lake fr middle hide 0850-1000 at least (Nick Gardner per Roger Browne tweet/BirdGuides); 2 TWITE on mound still 0920 (per Roger Browne tweet/BirdGuides); 1+ Twite still nr fdr by middle hide 1300, Spotted Redshank still [till 1425 at least per BirdGuides], Sand Martin, Blackcap (Alan Wilkinson et al); Little Ringed Plover n lake [till 1425 at least per BirdGuides], Spotted Redshank n lake still 1425, Tree Sparrow scrub nr fdrs, 2 Meadow Pipit NW (Kevin Guest via eBird/BirdGuides); 5 Water Pipit still (BirdGuides); wild Barnacle Goose am (per Surrey BC tweet/Kevin Guest via eBird)
  • Brent Reservoir: drake Mandarin flew over, 2 Common Buzzard, 10 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff {Brimstone, 2 Peacock} (Andrew Self) AS - 'csv data-format' query - pls confirm there is no comma before curly brackets. I don't actually know but it's my best guess AS. OK - I'll do it your way pending confirm'n from informed source.
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, Redwing, 4 Skylark, Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Spencer Neal); Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker, Skylark (Ian R Watson)
  • Cassiobury Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by car park (Herts BN tweet)
  • Edmonton "Cedars Ct N9 - garden": imm m [poss 3cy] Sparrowhawk killed & fed on Woodpigeon prey - very close views 1452 - 1522 [despite assertions to the contrary male Sparrowhawk are capable of killing Woodpigeons - see images on internet] (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Lock; 2 Curlew calling high N 08:02 and 08:03 then a third calling at north end of KGV Reservoir 08:10 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Fairlop Waters: pair of Red-crested Pochard at east end of lagoon 5.30-6.00 pm (Alan Bell)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": Common Buzzard NE, 3 Redwing (Samuel Levy)
  • Grand Junction Res: incl 2 Shelduck, Green Sandpiper (via BirdTrck)
  • Greenford "UB6": Red Kite (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": Common Buzzard NE, 2 Peregrines over, 2 singing Blackcaps (Pete Mantle)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir "permit only but restricted viewing fr platform TQ160963 accessed via public footpath off Hogg Ln": Little Gull 1w still am (Herts BN tweet); also incl 6 Black-necked Grebe sp still pm (Calum Mckellar via eBird); also incl 200 Common Gull still, Sand Martin (Tony Blake via BirdTrack)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl Little Ringed Plover spynes mere (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Home Park: 8 Sand Martin, m Tufted Duck, Skylark, Dunlin in winter plumage at Rick Pond at 10.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl 10 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper still, 5 Chiffchaff (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Reservoir "permit only": m Common Scoter s basin 0845, Curlew S 0820 (Neville Smith tweets)
  • Lammas Park: 2 Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, singing Chiffchaff (Oliver Flory)
  • Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": 2 Little Egret, 4 Tufted Duck 2pr, 4 Mistle Thrush 2pr, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove pr, Grey Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Center: Mediterranean Gull NW 0915 (Shailesh Patel)
  • Lynsters Farm: Mediterranean Gull ad floods 0800 (Maple Lodge CS via eBird)
  • Marble Hill Park: Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Treecreeper (via BirdTrack)
  • Morden Hall Park: incl 2 Rook W 0645, 3 Blackcap (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Orsett Fen: incl 2ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl 4 Kingfisher thru along r wandle, Yellow-browed Warbler still 1230, Siberian Chiffchaff still, 2 Firecrest r wandle still (Bill Shimmers tweets)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 3 Curlew, 9 Redshank, Red Kite N, Short-eared Owl, pr Raven (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Regent's Park: Common Snipe foy flushed calling from ditch area by London Zoo [area 37] 0530 (Twitter); m Reed Bunting still singing in area-5 reedbed pm (Will Harcourt-Smith via eBird)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Curlew calling high NE at 09:30 (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Sand Martin (Jonathan Shaub per Corydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: incl 4 Kestrel, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Water Pipit still am (Chris Jones via eBird)
  • Stoneleigh "KT17": 2 singing Chiffchaff in The Glade, 1 Red Kite sw, 2 Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3 Pheasant, 8 Teal, 4 Common Buzzard [3 together], 5 Red Kite [2pr & 1], displaying pr Sparrowhawk, 2-3 Kestrel, 2 Common Snipe, 7 Stock Dove, c9 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 15 Fieldfare low N, 2 Redwing, 2 Rook in dead oak, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Greenfinch, 5 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Tooting Common: Common Buzzard, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull N, 2 Greylag Geese (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 15 singing Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail, 37 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Treecreeper, 2 Mandarin Duck, 3 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 32 Rook, 5 Teal, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Starling, Little Owl, 4 Red Kite [circling long pond together], 5 Lapwing (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Bar-tailed Godwit [Ldn foy] briefly [on e warwick res isl per BirdGuides] but not seen past 0915, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Buzzard, Jackdaw N, 2 Peregrine, 20 Linnet, Meadow Pipit, 1 pr Goosander, 4 Goldeneye 2 pr, 8 Shoveler, 2 Sand Martin, 7 Shelduck, 5 Teal, Green Woodpecker {3 Small Tortoiseshell} (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel [pair], Redwing, Meadow Pipit over N (Nick Rutter)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Blackcap, 2 Common Gull inc Norwegian JC462 (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: All between 8am-2pm. Tawny Owl calling loudly 8am and 9.45am from roost tree, Little Egret over several times during the session, male and female Blackcap, 2 Stock Dove East, Red Kite over South 8.49 am, Peregrine through 10.10 am, Red Kite East 11am, single Buzzards over at 12.00pm, 12.22 pm, then five at 12.28pm, then a further two at 1pm also Sparrowhawk and finally two Chaffinch over at 1.25pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Common Buzzard over (Robin Lloyd per Bob Smith)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 2 Red Kite [probably different to Ten Acre Wood birds], Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, {Comma} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 21st March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 7+ Chiffchaff, 2m Blackcap, Redwing, m Shoveler, 2 Greylag, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 TWITE on mound east of north lake still 0915 Restricted viewing from public footpath east of Mile Road Hackbridge [per BirdGuides] but in area with no general access and not viewable from hides [per Surrey BC] (BirdGuides); also incl Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Water Pipit (BFBG/Steve Thomas via Surrey BC); also Sand Martin (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chingford Plain: incl m Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit N (Richard Cope via eBird
  • Cole Green Tip: Woodcock, Yellowhammer (Andy Haig/Adrian Bonner via Herts BC)
  • Crayford Marshes; 4 Common Sandpiper in Darent Creek otherwise very quiet (Jack Headley)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: Iceland Gull juv distantly on mud by flood barrier still, 2 Yellow-legged Gull 1640 (BirdGuides)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 imm White-fronted Goose south of slack, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Rook, 10 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, M Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 28 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe (Steve Bacon)
  • Darlands Lake NR: Red Kite (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Denham Lock Wood: Blackcap singing, c14 Cormorants on Frays Carp Lake (Kabir Kaul)
  • Enfield Golf Course: Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch pr inc singing m (Robert Callf)
  • Feltham: Peregrine on St Giles Hotel (Andy Roberts)
  • Felthamhill Carr: incl 2 Ruddy Shelduck [presumed escapes], Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel (via BirdTrack)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 2 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Finsbury Park: 4m Red-crested Pochard, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Niall T Keogh)
  • Frays Farm Meadows: 2 common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, Kestrel, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, m Blackcap, Chiffchaff singing (Kabir Kaul)
  • Gunnersbury Park: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Stock Dove (Oliver Flory)
  • Headley Heath "Surrey": incl Marsh Tit, Nuthatch, 3 Linnet late-aft (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: m Common Scoter 1740-1815 at least, 1 Little Gull 2cy still, 1 Sand Martin (Tony Blake); also incl 6 Black-necked Grebe still (via BirdTrack)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl 2 White Stork [released birds per Surrey BC] , House Martin (Jim Camp via BirdTrack)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still, 12 Sand Martin (Chris Turner)
  • Lamorbey Park: 6 Egyptian Geese 4 yng, Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Goldeneye, 4 Redshank, 2 Water Pipit, 7 Common Snipe, 10+ Chiffchaff on southern route, Tufted x Pochard hybrid, {1 Peacock} (Martin Honey & T Wright); also 2 Pintail, Bittern still (per Surrey BC)
  • Lynsters Farm: incl Oystercatcher, Redshank floods still (MLCS via eBird)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 2-3 Red Kite [2 seen north A40 & 1 later around Northala], Sparrowhawk, Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 6+ Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Oakwood Park: f Sparrowhawk made unsuccessful attempt to catch Collared Dove 1358 (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner: 2 Red Kite displaying low, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Pole Hill: incl Woodcock over (Richard Cope via eBird)
  • Purley: m Bullfinch gdn (Jamie Parkinson via Surrey Birding FB)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Little Ringed Plover wennington marsh 0925 (BirdGuides); 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, Marsh Harrier, Water Pipit (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera); Common Tern [Ldn foy] (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB); also incl 32 Shelduck, 60 Shoveler, 92 Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 3 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 10 Common Snipe, 6 Redshank (per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Wheatear m (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 9 Sand Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, Blackcap am (Gary Howard tweet)
  • South Norwood CP: Stonechat (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Norwood Lake "0800-1000": incl 2 House Martin N/NE (John Watson via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: incl Long-tailed Duck still, 30 Goldeneye, 9 Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Mediterranean Gull ad late-aft (Chris Jones via eBird)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: 2 Oystercatcher, 10+ Sand Martin (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 singing Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “10.00-12.00”: 2 Chiffchaff, Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 12 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 14 Teal river [r], 8 Gadwall r, 2 Skylark, Linnet, 2 Jay, Kestrel, 2 Shoveler m, 18 Shelduck (Roger Keith)
  • Thames Barrier: Kingfisher flew upriver, still a pair of Oystercatchers, 30 Teal, 9 Shelduck, 8 Linnet, 4 Mistle Thrush (Ian Ellis)
  • The Withey Beds LNR: Woodcock (Anna Marett via Herts BC)
  • Tooting Common: 5 Redwing, m Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker [lots of drumming], 1-2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Nuthatch (Ian Strickland)
  • Totteridge Valley: Red Kite, 3 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, Saker x Gyr hybrid [presumably the same bird that was seen just before xmas and was then later seen at RSPB Rainham Marshes] (Samuel Levy)
  • Town Park "Enfield": 2 Little Grebe [pr copulating twice and nest building], m Northern Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck 5m 4f Carr's Basin (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Little Ringed Plover, m Wheatear, 7 Sand Martin, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Woodoaks Farm: incl Wheatear still, 3 Yellowhammer pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Worcester Park: Northern Wheatear on horse fields (Charlie Alpera per Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Chiffchaff (David Jeffreys)

Friday 20th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 11 Meadow Pipit N/NE, 7 Chiffchaff, Blackcap m, Shoveler m, 3 Pochard, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Curlew main lake but left 0620, Knot [Ldn foy], Redshank both fr wet grassland hide 1055, m Ring Ouzel valley mound cTQ290668 at 07:20, 50 Meadow Pipit over early-am (Glenn Jones per Roger Browne tweets/via BirdGuides); also incl 13 Cormorant, 30 Common Gull, Raven, 2 Sand Martin, 75 Meadow Pipit, 3 Water Pipit still (BFBG blog)
  • Brent Reservoir: Sand Martin, 18 Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Skylark, 15+ Swallow SE [more likely Sand Martins on this date and in this number?] (Ian R Watson)
  • Dagenham Chase: 4 Sand Martin over front fishing lake, Kingfisher, Blackcap, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Tufted Duck (Steve Bacon); also incl 2imm White-fronted Goose still on slack late-aft, 12+ Sand Martin over pits (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Darlands Lake NR: 2 Common Buzzard displaying, m Pheasant, Woodcock (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": 4 Grey Wagtail 2pr, 7 House Sparrow 4m 3f (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 5 Yellowhammer 4f/imm & m, 6 Reed Bunting 3m 3f (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "N3": Red Kite E, 2 Collared Dove (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Finsbury Park "Green Lanes N4": 3m Red-crested Pochard on the New River opposite Finsbury Park at 1655 (Niall T Keogh)
  • Greenhithe: 7+ Teal, Redshank off Sara Crescent, Chiffchaff in ASDA car park (Jack Headley)
  • Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret N, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Goosander on adj horsemill stream, 2 Sand Martin NW, 70+ Redwing (Simon Papps)
  • Hampstead Heath: 12 Chiffchaff in very brief walk around Highgate chain of ponds - 8+ were at the Sanctuary Pond where 2 birds singing, 15 Siskin, 10 Goldfinch, Redpoll all in pond side alders (Pete Mantle); Common Buzzard over Sanctuary Pond at 1745 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden: House Sparrow taking nest material in started on 4th March (Michael Mac)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir "permit only but restricted viewing fr platform TQ160963 accessed via public footpath off Hogg Ln": Little Gull 1w am till late-aft at least (Tony Blake tweet); also incl 6 Black-necked Grebe still (via BirdTrack)
  • Holloway "Stock Orchard Crescent N7": an exceptionally large ‘charm’ of 60 Goldfinches in trees on the way to roost this evening. Largest number I have ever seen in Holloway. (Shane Enright)
  • Home Park: 10 Sand Martin, 5 Tufted Duck, m Gadwall, 2 Skylark at Rick Pond (Mike Foster)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Buzzard, Raven mobbing one of them (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  • Kentish Town: Chiffchaff Gaisford Street am (Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 6 Common Snipe, 3 Redshank, Bittern, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website); Common Snipe grazing marsh, Stonechat ne corner grazing marsh, 4 Redshank, 4 Chiffchaff (Martin Honey)
  • Maple Cross "West": incl Red Kite, 6 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 17 Linnet pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Chiffchaff (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Mitcham Common: Common Buzzard low over Cedars Av. roundabout, 3 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 4+ Green Woodpecker, pr Kestrel (Michael Mac)
  • Morden Cemetery: 2 Blackcap (Bob Smith)
  • Morden Hall Park: 11 Grey Heron incl 3 nests, Curlew over calling 0600, 5 Sparrowhawk, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 28 Meadow Pipit 15 roost, Water Pipit still, Brambling early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Perivale Park: pr Teal, 3 Stock Dove, pr Grey Wagtail by new pools, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff still 1330 (BirdGuides)
  • Purfleet "River Thames": incl 2m Common Scoter river 1815, Short-eared Owl evg (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Putney Heath: 5 Chiffchaff, 25+ Redwing, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rainham Marshes: "Aveley Bay" 7 Avocet, Water Pipit, m Marsh Harrier (Steve Bacon); also 8 Shelduck, 11 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 8 Common Snipe, 5 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (David Smith, Bill Stallard, Graham Sutton per ELBF FB); 2 Wheatear (Andy Reid per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 3+ Red Kite, 5+ Common Buzzard [1 carrying parakeet prey], 3 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 5+ Kestrel, 3 Sand Martin, 12 Skylarks in one group, 18-20 Meadow Pipits 2 groups of 9-10, 1m Wheatear (RPBG)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: pr Goosander, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": 3 Wheatear still 17:30 (Jack Headley); Common Buzzard, Skylark, 3+ Meadow Pipit, 6+ Pied Wagtail, c30 Linnet (Ian Stewart)
  • Sidcup Place: Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Southwark Park: Peregrine, Chiffchaff singing, Shoveler, 2 Jay (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Staines Moor: incl 3 Redshank, Blackcap am (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff, Greenfinch (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 11+ Chiffchaff incl 4 singing, 12+ singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Red-legged Partridge, singing Reed Bunting, Raven, Rock Pipit, Common Sandpiper, male Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, male Pochard, singing Skylark (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 7 Canada Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mandarin 4m f, 2 Raven in a noisy battle with 3 Carrion Crow over the 'new build', 2 Tufted Duck (Pete Lowman)
  • Waltham Abbey "Abbey Gardens": 2 Mandarin Duck, Red Kite (Simon Papps)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stock Dove (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Woodcock no 1 res (Phil Aylen); "Lockwood" Little Ringed Plover, 30+ Sand Martins, m Wheatear, 8 Meadow Pipits, pr Goldeneye, pr Goosander, singing Blackcap (Lol Bodini)
  • Wandsworth Common: 6 Chiffchaff singing, 5 Meadow Pipit N 0700-0800 (Nick Rutter)
  • Whetstone "Raleigh Drive garden N20": At noon a f Sparrowhawk dive bombed the bird feeders, then, for a few seconds, perched and hopped about in the bird feeder tree, before exiting low northward (David Roberts)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Sand Martin, Red-crested Pochard (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodoaks Farm: 2 Wheatear main track, m Yellowhammer (Tony Hulls/Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC/eBird)

Thursday 19th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest male still Conservation Wood, 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap m, 3 Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 22 Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Andrew Self)
  • Canons Farm: Ring Ouzel [Ldn foy] reads bottom early-am (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG tweet); no sign Ring Ouzel 1130-1400 (BirdGuides)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 2 Cattle Egret [showing signs of breeding plumage], 3 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 35 Wigeon, 12 Common Teal, 3 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Common Redshank, Kingfisher, singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Blackcap, 5 singing Common Chiffchaff, Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Dagenham Chase: 4 Blackcap, 16 Chiffchaff, 3 Kingfisher, 10 Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail, 33 Wigeon, 28 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 30 Gadwall, 2 Lapwing, Kestrel (Steve Bacon); also incl 12 Sand Martin (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: m Common Scoter mercers lake 1340-1500 at least (Gordon Hay/Josephine Snell via BirdGuides/per Surrey BC)
  • Horsenden Hill "West": Little Owl calling, 4 Greenfinch, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Martin Smith)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still, 5ad Little Gull wp thru pm (Dave Harris tweet)
  • KGV Res "permit only": 13 Common Scoter n basin flew off N 1530 then ret'd 1700 [11 ad male & imm m & f], Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 8 Goosander, 20 Sand Martin, 18 Linnet, 12 Meadow Pipit, [Hooded Merganser] (Andrew Middleton)
  • Ladywell Fields: Little Egret, 2 Mandarin Duck [m&f], singing Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12+ Goldfinch (Keith Chambers)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Langley Vale Wood: 2 Lapwing, 12 Common Snipe ploughed field, Black Redstart, Wheatear (Keith Lelliott FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Gull pm, 2 Oystercatcher pm, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, 7 Common Snipe, 4 Redshank, Bittern, 5 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit (WWT website); also Blackcap, Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  • Lynsters Farm: pr Oystercatcher mating (MLCS via eBird)
  • Mile End "Antill Rd": m Blackcap, Chiffchaff gdn (Harry Harrison)
  • Nutfield Ridge: 2 Wheatear m f still (Matt Farmer per Surrey BC)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler still, Siberian Chiffchaff still (Jake Klavins)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 15 Common Scoter h over 0905 & seen circling 1005, 6 Oystercatcher incl pr displaying, f Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Cetti's Warbler, Water Pipit, 31 Linnet am (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Pymmes Park: 2 Egyptian Goose pr inc m w/ metal ring number 1459597, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 35 Tufted Duck 24m 11f, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Collared Dove pr, 2 Stock Dove pr, 8 Wren inc seven singing males, 2 Long-tailed Tit pr, 2 Nuthatch pr [f collecting & plastering mud around nest hole], 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: 15 Common Scoter [Ldn foy] E downriver 0903 then on river at Aveley Bay up to 1040 at least, m Wheatear, 13 Sand Martin, Red Kite, Short-eared Owl, Raven, Water Pipit, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 4 Avocet, Ruff, 6 Marsh Harrier [2m & 4 f/imm], 62 Shelduck, 267 Shoveler, 98 Gadwall, 28 Pintail, 42 Pochard, 48 Tufted Duck, 5 Water Rail, 4 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 15 Common Snipe, 12 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 3 Bearded Reedling, 8 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 3 Stonechat (Niall T Keogh)
  • Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": 4 Wheatear early a'noon (Jack Headley)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 10+ Chiffchaff incl 7 singing, 3 singing Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Gadwall, pr Shoveler foy, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2-3 calling Green Woodpecker, Little Grebe, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup ad m still s basin nr causeway, 3 Little Ringed Plover 2 causeway 1 n basin, Dunlin n basin 1610 (Paul Watts tweet)
  • Streatham Common: 2 Treecreeper [for third day], 2 Mistle Thush (Peter Newmark)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Wheatear on bomb crater field, 2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall on north marsh (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Little Ringed Plover [fr e warwick res hide early-am per BirdGuides], Black Redstart [lockwood res beyond lifebuoy around concrete still per BirdGuides], 2 Wheatear pr, c25 Sand Martin, c20 Meadow Pipits, Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 6 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye, pr Wigeon (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 18 Tufted Duck, Egyptian Goose, singing Chiffchaff, Nuthatch in CCG (Jack Headley)

Wednesday 18th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Stock Dove, Coal Tit, Little Grebe (Eduardo López-Salas); Firecrest male Conservation Wood, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap m, 5 Shoveler, 2 Greylag, Peregrine, 2 Meadow Pipit N, Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell GP "Gt Hardmead Lake": incl 5 Sand Martin (Stuart Fox via Herts BC)
  • Beckton STW "private access": incl Iceland Gull juv still, 2 Blackcap singing, Stonechat am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 TWITE on mound east of north lake [in area with no general access and not viewable from hides], also incl 8 Shelduck, 6 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Sand Martin, m Northern Wheatear, 25+ Meadow Pipit NW, 5 Water Pipit (Peter Alfrey/Kevin Guest via blogs/per Surrey BC); 2 Tree Sparrow (via BirdTrack); also incl 12 Shelduck, 4 Sparrowhawk, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff (BFBG blog)
  • Boxer's Lake: 11 Grey Heron 7ad & at least 4 young [5 occupied nests], 2 Mute Swan pr, 12 Tufted Duck 7m 5f, Red Kite low over, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Wren, 2 Dunnock pr, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch singing, {Small Tortoiseshell} (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: 24 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Dagenham Chase: 4 Wigeon, 7 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Cetti's Warbler, 5 singing Chiffchaff, singing Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinch (Harry Harrison)
  • Finchley "garden N3": 3 Redwing (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 8 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Egyptian Goose, 3 Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Gadwall, Kingfisher, Water Rail, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Jack Headley); 2 Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Cetti’s Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Stock Dove, 8 Mandarin, 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch calling (Paul Collins)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Great Northern Diver good view of 1 from 3:25pm when sun came out for 10 mins - though can only see less than half area of reservoir from only view point, Sand Martin,over pr Shelduck, Red Kite, pr Egyptian Geese, Kingfisher flew by, on way out (Michael Mac)
  • Kemnal Technology College "DA14": Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid w/ 16 Canada Goose on football pitch pm (Jack Headley)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Egyptian Geese, male Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull ad, Curlew SW, 3 Redshank, 4 singing Chiffchaff, Water Pipit coming into summer plumage, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck (WWT website/Twitter); 9 Common Snipe on grazing marsh, Little Egret despite being pestered by crows, 3 Water Pipit in flight before landing on marsh, f Reed Bunting stripping a reedmace head on entrance lake (Martin Honey); Garganey reported (Simon Wilcock via eBird)
  • Lynsters Farm: pr Oystercatcher floods, pr Raven feeding below cattle trough noon (Paul Lewis tweet)
  • Morden Hall Park "0600-0700": incl Firecrest, 4 Goldcrest, 27 Meadow Pipit 17 over & 10 from roost, 3 Linnet early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Motspur Park "Gasholder wood": 3 Chiffchaff (Bob Smith)
  • Nutfield Ridge: 2 Wheatear m f (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: unconfirmed report of Garganey (BirdGuides); Wheatear (Barry Tranfield per ELBF FB); Oystercatcher (Andy Reid per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park "vismig 0605-0805": 4 Woodpigeon N, 10 Redwing over, 10 Meadow Pipit NW/W, 14 Goldfinch NW, also Cetti's Warbler h area-5 reedbed, 7 Chiffchaff, m Reed Bunting a2 reedbed (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Sand Martins, 2 m Wheatear, 2 Water Rail, Red Kite, singing Chiffchaff in nearly every copse (Phil Davies, Mike Lewis); Common Buzzard circling high over Pembroke Lodge at 11.10 (Mike Foster)
  • Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": Skylark, Wheatear, singing Blackcap by Ruxley_Manor garden centre (Ian Stewart)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl 16 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank pm (Geoff Horn via eBird)
  • St Albans: 2 Firecrest r ver conifers downstream of holywell hill br TL145065 (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 20 Wigeon, 18 Chiffchaff (via BirdTrack)
  • Sidcup Place: Willow Warbler [Ldn foy] singing by Frognal Ave my earliest UK record (Ian Stewart)
  • South Norwood CP: 3 Sand Martin (D Mac via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: incl f Goosander n end then left E 1745 (Dick Haydon via Surrey BNN/BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoir: Little Ringed Plover, 1+ Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • Streatham Common: 2 Treecreeper still (Peter Newmark)
  • Sydenham Hill Woods "1142": Common Buzzard, Nuthatch (Fernley Symons)
  • Thames Barrier: 2 Oystercatcher, Common Buzzard over Shooter's Hill 08:20-08:30, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shelduck 6pr, 3 Meadow Pipit (Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 6 Teal, 53 Stock Dove, 8 Lapwing, Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, 2 Kingfisher Dollis Brook/Darlands, Kestrel, 32 Rook, Coal Tit, 19 singing Chiffchaff, 3 singing Blackcap, 14 Goldcrest, singing Firecrest [Owl_Field by the old Barn], 5 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 50 Starling, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Song Thrush, Redwing, 4 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit N, 6 Greenfinch, 8 Linnet, 2 Red Kite (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 11 Canada Goose, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Common Buzzard, Great Crested Grebe, Goldfinch, 7 Mandarin 6m, f, f Pochard, Redwing, 2 Siskin, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Tufted Duck pr, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr (Pete Lowman)
  • Upper College Farm: singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Chiffchaff in evening visit (Jack Headley); Pheasant, 3+ Skylark, f Stonechat, 5 singing Chiffchaff, 4+ Bullfinch 2m 2f (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Great Black-backed Gull [inc Norwegian ringed 3rd yr bird], 2 Kingfisher, 7 Little Egret in No1 colony, 2 Green Woodpecker pr, 15 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Goldcrest singing, Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit (Walthamstow Birders); also 4 Sand Martin am (Paul Rose via eBird)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Sand Martin, 3 Reed Bunting, Blackcap (Chris Farthing); 14 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Niall T Keogh)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl calling throughout the day, Song Thrush singing, c25 Redwing over the tree line, 2 Canada Goose, Mandarin Duck low and South, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, 4 Mallard, 2 Little Egret over, also Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard with male Blackcap, Wren, 2 Chaffinch, male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [imaged], Chiffchaff [foy] and finally Pipistrelle at 1650 (Ken Murray) Would you mind sharing your image of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker? Cheers [LB] No problem LB, you'll find the image on Bird Forum.net , Birds & Birding under Garden/Yard List 2020, posted yesterday under KenM Cheers.
  • Wraysbury GPs: incl 24 Goldeneye, 20 Chiffchaff pm (Thomas Gibson via eBird)

Tuesday 17th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel pair mating (Mark Wardman); also 10 Shoveler [6m 4f], 2 Little Grebe Wood Green Res, Common Buzzard, Little Egret, 6 Meadow Pipit N, 2 Peregrines copulating on mast (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": Iceland Gull (Dave Morrison per ELBF FBB)
  • Barnes Cray: Common Buzzard E, Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Rook on nest (Ian Stewart)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl Yellow-legged Gull 3w, Tree Sparrow (BFBG blog)
  • Belvedere "Rec Grd TQ490783": Marsh Harrier S 1105 (Chris Gibbard tweet)
  • Big Wood "Hampstead Garden suburb": Chiffchaff singing, Green Woodpecker (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Bonnett's Wood: incl Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Fieldfare, 6 Linnet (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Brent Reservoir: 8 singing Chiffchaff, Redwing (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Singing Chiffchaff, singing Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsea: Common Buzzard north over Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 14:10 (Des McKenzie)
  • Crayford Marshes: 8 Shelduck, c30 Gadwall, 30 Wigeon, c40 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Avocet, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, c30 Redshank, 2+ Yellow-legged Gull, c10 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, c10 Pied Wagtail, c30 Fieldfare, 10+ Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness NR: 5 Grey Heron incl 2W, 11 Pied Wagtail, Peregrine, 2 Kestrel pr, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier f hunting then W, 2 Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 14 Cetti's Warbler heard, 8 Little Grebe, 11 Pochard, 14 Gadwall, 2 Skylark singing, 2 Song Thrush singing, 5 Lapwing, 9 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, Reed Bunting, 8 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 4 Goldfinch (Bernie Weight); "Thames and foreshore low tide" 116 Shelduck, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Cetti's Warbler heard, Chiffchaff singing, 20 Shoveler, 6 Cormorant, c330 Teal, 11 Redshank, 2 Curlew, c250 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2imm White-fronted Goose bardag lake 10am, Kingfisher, Shelduck, 34 Shoveler, 24 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 28 Shoveler, Little Egret (Steve Bacon)
  • Dagnam Park: incl 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Treecreeper singing, 20 Fieldfare NW, Redwing, 3+ Meadow Pipit high over (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Dollis Valley Walk "Greenwalk": Little Egret S over Fursby Av allotments (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Epping "Lindsay St": 4 Waxwing h & seen briefly then S 0935 (Roger Emmens via BirdGuides/BirdTrack/Essex BwS)
  • Finsbury Park "Green Lanes N4": 2m Red-crested Pochard on the New River opposite Park (Niall T Keogh)
  • Fishers Green: 2 Goosander m&f on Old River Lea (Steve Howey)
  • Fishers Green Goosefield: 13 Barnacle Goose 1030 by holyfield hall fm (Maureen Lead via Lee Valley RP sightings blog)
  • Gidea Park: Red Kite, 2 Sand Martin (David Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Grovelands Park: 6 Stock Dove, 8 Mandarin, 2 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Green Woodpecker calling, 2 Nuthatch calling, 2 Mistle Thrush (Paul Collins)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still (BirdGuides)
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock W over bandstand and away up towards Kite Hill at 1340 (Tim Blackburn)
  • Horton Country Park "Epsom": 2 Common Buzzard pair, 3 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 2 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still, Curlew over, 4 Sand Martin (Dave Harris tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Curlew over W, 4 Common Snipe, 3 Redshank, Bittern, Peregrine, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (WWT website); 7 Common Snipe on grazing marsh, 2 Sparrowhawk m&f over, 6 Stock Dove (Martin Honey); Red Kite W at 1200 (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Mile End "Antill Road": {Brimstone in garden} (Harry Harrison)
  • North Met Pit: 2 Goldeneye m&f (Steve Howey)
  • Pinner: Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": no sign Yellow-browed Warbler (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park "vismig 0545-0745": 4 Stock Dove N, 47 Woodpigeon N, 3 Redwing over, 5 Meadow Pipit NW, 7 Goldfinch NW, also 3 Wigeon 2m f (Twitter)
  • Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": 15+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 2 Common Buzzard in brief visit (Jack Headley)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Stonechat (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Southwark Park: Sparrowhawk, 5 Shoveler 2f 3m, 2 Tufted Duck pr, Little Grebe, Collared Dove, Chiffchaff singing (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Garganey [Ldn foy if confirmed] (reported by 'Barbara L' via BirdTrack)
  • Stanmore: 3 Common Buzzard incl 2 displaying (Tony Blake tweet)
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcap singing, Greenfinch (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": m Blackcap singing [wintering bird] (Neil Batten)
  • Streatham Common: 2 Treecreeper (Peter Newmark)
  • Swanley Park: 2 Egyptian Geese pr & 7 goslings, Mute Swan [first for 5 yrs], 4 Coot, Chiffchaff singing (Andy Meaton)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “13.30-16.30”: 31 Greylag Goose, 21 Shelduck, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Canada Goose, 3 Marsh Harrier, 14 Mallard, Kestrel, 12 Magpie, 4 Shoveler m, 9 Gadwall, 15 Pochard 3f, 10 Tufted Duck 4f, 8 Grey Heron [5 probable nests with 1 young being fed], Little Grebe [many heard], 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Stock Dove, Bearded Tit h, Water Rail h, Peregrine [atop cross Thames south pylon], 4 Teal, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff h, Red-legged Partridge, 6 Cetti's Warbler h, Cormorant (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Thames Barrier: 2 Oystercatcher still present all day, 2 Meadow Pipit over N (Ian Ellis)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Short-eared Owl circling east marsh (BirdGuides post at 0915)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 10 singing Chiffchaff, singing m Blackcap, 4 Commonn Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Red Kite, 2 Little Owl, 4 Lapwing, drake Teal, Meadow Pipit, 10+ Rook, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, c50 Common Gull still (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, m Eurasian Teal, f Common Pochard, Red Kite, 3 Green Woodpecker, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail pr, Song Thrush singing, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest inc singing male, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 20+ Chaffinch Camlet Moat (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm: Kestrel, 2 singing Skylark, 4 singing Chiffchaff, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Jackdaw south over Lockwood 1120 to 1140 (Niall T Keogh, Lol Bodini); Red Kite over High Maynard 1408, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10+ singing Chiffchaff (Niall T Keogh)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Blackcap singing, {Brimstone yesterday} (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead "Bush Rd E11": {Hedgehog roadkill} (Harry Harrison)
  • Wanstead Flats: Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, Skylark singing, Meadow Pipit singing, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Harry Harrison); 19 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 3 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap in CCG (Jack Headley)
  • West Putney: ad sum Mediterranean Gull, wintering Blackcap still (Rupert Kaye)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Dartford Warbler in scrub of Lester's Embankment, 2 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel (Oliver Flory)

Monday 16th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Blackcap m, Firecrest Conservation Wood 0820 (Eduardo López-Salas); Little Egret, 10 Shoveler, 2 Peregine (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell GP: 6 Sand Martin N late-evg (Ron Cousins tweet/William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl 20 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Song Thrush, singing Greenfinch used to be 3 or 4 pairs but now down to one pair (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Northern Wheatear, Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 2 Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Shelduck [over], Stonechat (Spencer Neal)
  • Canons Farm: Woodlark [Ldn foy] calling in flight then dropped into broadfield west [nw cnr by round meadow] c1440 but not reloc'd 1445-1600 (Steve Gale tweets/per CFBW blog)
  • Chertsey Meads "Surrey": 2 Northern Wheatear on posts by road across Meads 0830 (Stuart Boreham via BirdGuides/Surrey BC)
  • Chingford Plain: incl Red Kite, 11 Common Buzzard (Richard Cope via eBird)
  • Coombe Wood, Great Warley "0800-100": incl f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling & drumming (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Crayford Marshes: c20 Wigeon, male Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 4 Lapwing, 6 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Short-eared Owl, c10 Skylark, Stonechat, c10 Fieldfare, 5+ Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Bearded Tit, 3 Rook, 5+ Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Crystal Palace: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in garden (Nigel Harris via Andrew Self)
  • Darenth Lakes: incl 7 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Common Buzzard, Stock Dove, 2 Skylark, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Greenfinch (via BirdTrack)
  • Dartford Marshes: Northern Wheatear on river wall (Fraser Simpson)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2m Northern Wheatear back paddock field, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff, Shoveler (Steve Bacon)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting 4m 4f (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley "N3": Kestrel over 1800 (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Greenhithe “Bluewater”: 2 Common Buzzard soaring and mewing, Chiffchaff singing (Roger Keith)
  • Greenwich Park: Woodcock 0830 (Dusty Gedge tweet)
  • Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret still, 3 Little Egret, 4 Goosander on adj horsemill stream, 2 Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Hall Place North: 2 Egyptian Geese, Nuthatch, c30 Greenfinch in flock c17.50 (Ian Stewart)
  • Hampstead Heath: Peregrine over W, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Shoveler (Reuben Braddock); 3m Northern Wheatear near the running track mid afternoon (Pete Mantle); Chiffchaff singing sanctuary pond, 2m Northern Wheatear field below tumulus, 4 Mandarin Duck 2pr feeding meadow uphill from sanctuary pond (Philipp Wirtz); 3 Northern Wheatear m still present at 1730 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: incl 6 Black-necked Grebe (Tony Blake via BirdTrack)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: incl 7 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper glebe lake, 2 Collared Dove mercers fm, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Skylark mercers fm, 4 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, 13 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2m Northern Wheatear mercers fm sand quarry still, Meadow Pipit, 7 Yellowhammer mercers fm, 2 Reed Bunting water colour lagoons (Kevin Guest via eBird)
  • Ilford "Garden": singing Blackcap (Barbara Miller)
  • Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": 2 Little Egret, 4 Stock Dove [2 pr], Greenfinch calling (Mike Amos)
  • Langley Vale Wood: incl 3 Stonechat late-aft (Cheech Albanese via eBird)
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre: m Northern Wheatear in rear paddocks (Chris Farthing)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Sand Martin pm, Redshank, 4 Chiffchaff including 2 singing, 2 Pintail, Water Pipit, 4 Common Snipe, m Stonechat (WWT website); also 2 Common Buzzard SW & N (Alexander Hagge via eBird)
  • Longfield: Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Red Kite [over high W], {Red Admiral, Brimstone} (Roger Keith)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Nuthatch nest-building (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Mayflower Park: Blackcap male, 4 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher (Bob Smith)
  • Mill Hill "public f/p by St Paul’s School, The Ridgeway NW7": Firecrest (Jules Field per Steve Blake)
  • Pinner: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, c10 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 2 Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Wagtail, Teal, {2 Brimstone, 2 Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell} (Steve Woolfenden)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Water Pipit (via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Cattle Egret S mid-am, 2 Short-eared Owl incl 1 sea wall still 1540 (BirdGuides); 2 Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park "gdn": f Blackcap, pr House Sparrow mating, pr Long-tailed Tit (Paula Redmond)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Woodcock site-foy, Little Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail NNW, 5 Meadow Pipit NW am (Twitter)
  • Richmond: 3 Common Buzzard over Selwyn Avenue 2 soaring WNW together 11.40. Not imaged. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Roundshaw Downs "Surrey": Northern Wheatear (via BirdTrack)
  • Ruxley "Honeydale Farm": Barn Owl quartering fields E of farm [Sidcup first I believe], also Little Owl in same area, 35+ Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Pheasant, m Stonechat, Red-legged Partridge, Sparrowhawk (Jack Headley)
  • Sidcup Station: 3 Redwing (Mike Amos)
  • Staines Moor: incl 11 Stock Dove, Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 73 Carrion Crow, 2 Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, 2 Water Pipit (Thomas Gibson via eBird); 2 Northern Wheatear (BirdGuides); also incl 4 Water Pipit (Chris Lamsdell via Staines Res & Moor FB)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: went in search of yesterdays Harrier. However what I found instead was a very tame raptor with a white rump got some good views and think it was a Harris Hawk. (Jim Fell) Pretty sure my bird yesterday wasn't a Harris Hawk- a species I am familiar with. Somebody losing birds with a recent escaped Goshawk [Neil Anderson]
  • Thames Barrier: 2 Oystercatcher roosting this evening on barges, 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Meadow Pipits N 13:30 (Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Valley: Stonechat, 2 Little Owl, 7 Linnet, 2 Lapwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Teal, 5 Rook, {Small Tortoiseshell, Kestrel} (Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: Raven flew calling from adjacent farmland into scots pine Williams Wood 1300 {Comma, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell} (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: incl 2 Yellowhammer tytt fm fdr (Steve Blake via Herts BC); 4 Little Owl 2pr willows fm (Rupert Evershed vis Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "Bexley": Kestrel, singing Skylark, 4 singing Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Verulamium Park: incl 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail (via BirdTrack)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Northern Wheatear, Firecrest, m Black Redstart, 8 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 7 Greenfinch, 35 Common Gull, Common Sandpiper, 6 Shelduck, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 7 Reed Bunting [inc two pairs w/ males displaying], 9 Chiffchaff, 8 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, pair of Peregrine displaying, Fieldfare (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Northern Wheatear, m Stonechat, 13 Common Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, pr Peregrine, 6+ Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, singing Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Common Buzzard, Water Rail, Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, Goldcrest, 3 singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Putney: 22 Common Buzzard - mainly SW/W/NW, 4 Red Kite, m Peregrine, 3 Sparrowhawk, 13 Common Gull - high E (Jan Wilczur, Rupert Kaye)

Sunday 15th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Chiffchaff, Redwing (Eduardo López-Salas)
  • Barnes "waterside": singing Chiffchaff, {2m Brimstone} (Neil Anderson)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 7 Shelduck, 5 Green Sandpiper, 5 Water Pipit (BFBG blog)
  • Brent Reservoir: 12 Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, 8 Redwing, 7 Cetti's Warbler singing [site record], 3 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self)
  • Crayford: Yellow-legged Gull 1w jolly farmers (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Dagenham Chase: 4 Sand Martin (Sam Porter, Vincenzo Halley-Frame per ELBF FB)
  • Enfield Town "St Andrew's Church": 2 Grey Wagtail pr flew over calling, 2 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Erith: Caspian Gull 2w off erith pier (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Fairlop Waters: 12 Golden Plover, m Peregrine, 124 Common Gull, 4 Shoveler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Redwing (Steve Bacon)
  • Hampstead Heath: m Blackcap singing hedge No2 0635 (Matt Evans)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Northern Wheatear mercers fm sand quarry [new bund] (Gordon Hay/Ian Kehl per Surrey BC)
  • Hooks Marsh: 2 Goosander on adj horsemill stream (Simon Papps)
  • KGV Res "permit only": 5 Shelduck NE, 32 Goldeneye, m Smew still, 20 Goosander, 6 Chiffchaff in hedges, 1 Rock Pipit (Tony Clancy)
  • Lamorbey Park: 3 Little Egret lower lake, 2 Grey Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Langley Vale Wood: incl 5 Lapwing (via BirdTrack)
  • Little Woodcote "Telegraph Track": 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 4 Mistle Thrush, Blackcap, Song Thrush, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Linnet (Arjun Dutta)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull ad, Bittern, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, Stonechat, 3 Redwing, Goldeneye, 4 Chiffchaff incl 2 singing (WWT website/Twitter); also 2 Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": incl 2f Goldeneye fr shell hide, 14 common snipe fr rotunda hide pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Petts Wood "and Hawkwood NT": 2 Firecrest by chislehurst rd 16:30 (Richard, Karen & Rosie Bonser)
  • Polhill: Red Kite S (Jack Headley)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl 2 Kingfisher m f, Yellow-browed Warbler still, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest (Bill Shimmers tweet)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Little Ringed Plover target pool area, Water Pipit, Sand Martin late aft (Andrew Gouldstone); incl 2 Sand Martin (Chris Emerson via BirdTrack)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide still ((Jeff Bailey via Herts BC)
  • Sanderstead Pond: Waxwing at noon (Judith Johnson tweet per Croydon Birders)
  • South Norwood "Goat House Bridge SE25": Swallow N/NW 1120 (John Watson)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 11 Black-necked Grebe 10 displaying n basin [w end] nr causeway & 1 s basin [e end], 25 Goldeneye, 75 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, Peregrine late am, nearby 13 Fieldfare by entrance to KG VI Res with large Starling flock, 5 Chaffinch (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 3m Pheasant [1 leucistic], 2 Teal pr, Little Egret, ringtail Hen Harrier [my 1st record here but remember Des McKenzie saw one in this area a few years back.Seen 0805 over rough grassland near A40 opposite aerodrome. Gleaming white rump contrasting with dark upperparts. Face pattern not seen but broad hand cf other ringtail spp], 2 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, Common Snipe, 10 Stock Dove, c12 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail pr by flooded part of bridle way, 12+ Fieldfare, c25 Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting, Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Thames Barrier: Curlew W upriver carrying on past East India Dock Basin NR 11:52, 2 Oystercatcher E downriver 13:30, also 2 Yellow-legged Gull 1w 2w, 4 Shelduck, 31 Teal nr barrier (Ian Ellis)
  • Thamesmead: Mediterranean Gull 1w greenhaven dr, 8 Yellow-legged Gulls 1w & seven 2w, Chiffchaff (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 7 Golden Plover am (Simon Priestnall via eBird); incl 3 Sand Martin main gp 1540 (Chris Ruis via Herts BC/per Tytt GP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 6 Linnet, 2 Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, 2 Little Egret, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Stonechat (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: incl Black Redstart lockwood [s end on concrete] still 1500 (Oliver Flory); 86 Black-headed Gull, 62 Canada Goose, 151 Coot, 10 Egyptian Goose inc 2 chicks, 22 Gadwall, Great Black-backed Gull, 28 Great Crested Grebe, 31 Greylag Goose, 2 Goldeneye, 47 Herring Gull, 21 Little Grebe, 37 Mallard, 37 Moorhen, 12 Mute Swan, 47 Pochard, 4 Shelduck, 38 Teal, 261 Tufted Duck (London Wildlife Trust)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe, Blackcap singing, Nuthatch both in Christian Church Graveyard (Jack Headley)
  • Woolwich: Chiffchaff in mcdonald's c/p (Richard Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Woolwich Common: incl Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Redwing, 6+ Stonechat, 12 Greenfinch (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Pheasant h, 4 Stock Dove, Skylark singing, Chiffchaff singing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 14th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still Conservation Wood, 2 Skylark NE, 10 Shoveler [6m 4f], 2 Chiffchaff, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Banstead Woods: 2 Raven NE over harholt plantn 1200 (Ian Ward per CFBW BG)
  • Beckton STW "privae access": incl Marsh Harrier high over (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 6 Shelduck, Green Sandpiper, 4 Kestrel, 2 Rook, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Stonechat, Water Pipit (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack); also 2 Red Kite (BFBG blog)
  • Blackheath: 15 Greylag Goose grazing on heath ne cnr (Keith Chambers)
  • Bower Farm "Havering-atte-Bower TQ505934": 4 Yellowhammer, Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 8 Meadow Pipit (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Brookmill Park: Redwing, singing Song Thrush, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Goshawk, w/ Red Kite over late-am (Roy Weller per CFBW BG tweet); Northern Wheatear still am (BirdGuides)
  • Claremont Landscape Garden "NT Esher, Surrey": Red Kite over, pr Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, f Stonechat (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 White Stork at roost in dead trees still 0715 (Fraser Simpson tweet); 2 White Stork in trees still 0825 (Jonathan Lethbridge via eBird) Any idea of the birds‘ provenance?—Terence Baker One of them has a wing-tag [per BirdGuides]
  • Creekmouth, Barking: Iceland Gull juv on river again 1145 (BirdGuides); also incl 36 Shelduck, Marsh Harrier (David Campbell via BirdTrack)
  • Crossness: 2 White Stork approaching 0945 (Ralph Todd tweet)
  • Dagenham Chase: 6 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Bullfinch (Andrew Self)
  • Dartford Creekmouth "TQ542780": Brent Goose [the Rainham Marshes bird] on mud east of creekmouth 1510 (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Dartford Marshes: 2 White Stork rose & circled upward 0915 then W south of river 0935 (Tony Brown tweet)
  • Enfield "Enfield Rd over Jolly Farmers PH": Red Kite 1225 (Robert Callf)
  • Fairlop Waters: 13 Golden Plover, 7 Common Snipe, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Buzzard, Skylark singing, Meadow Pipit, 8 Yellowhammer 2m 6f/imm, 11 Reed Bunting 4m 7f (Robert Callf)
  • Fulham: Sparrowhawk mobbed by 4 Goldfinches over alphabet streets (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments: 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Hainault Forest CP: 4 Mandarin Duck, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Common Buzzard (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Hampstead Heath "Extension": 2 Mandarin Duck pr pond chain lowest pond, juv Kestrel over playing fields, Chaffinch (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Harold Hill "Sedgefield Cresc": m Firecrest in observer's gdn (Colin Jupp via A Middleton/ELBF FB)
  • Horton Brook Quarry: Green Sandpiper 0815 (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN)
  • Ilford "garden": Chiffchaff calling (Barbara Miller)
  • KGV Reservoir "0800-0930; permit only": m Smew on n basin, 5 Goosander 3m 2f, 32 Goldeneye 12m 20f/1w, Green Sandpiper, [f Hooded Merganser], 24 Meadow Pipit, singing Chiffchaff (Davey Leach)
  • Lamorbey Park: Little Egret (Mike Amos)
  • Langley Vale Wood: incl 2 Lapwing (Karl Tarratt via BirdTrack)
  • Little Britain Lake: incl 10 Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Treecreeper pm (Barnaby Briggs via eBird)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, 3 Common Snipe, Redshank, Bittern, Red Kite W, 2 Stonechat (WWT website); 5 Common Snipe [grazing marsh], Water Pipit, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk circling with Red Kite (Martin Honey)
  • Lynsters Farm: Redshank floods (MLCS via eBird)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": 2000+ Jackdaw roosting 1815 (Paul Lewis via Twitter/eBird)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 3-4 Common Snipe, Kestrel, singing Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Oakwood "Prince George Ave N14": 8 Greenfinch 1640 (Robert Callf)
  • Plumstead "gdn SE18": White Stork S toward shooters hill c1145-1200 (per Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, 8 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Blackcap, 3 Teal (Jake Klavins); no sign Yellow-browed Warbler 1445-1615, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest as prev'y (Bill Shimmers tweet)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl Common Sandpiper mid-aft (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Putney Heath: 3 Chiffchaff, m Pheasant calling (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 Little Ringed Plover e side fr horton brook quarry 0815 (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN); 2 Shelduck on adj gravel workings 1130 (Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: Brent Goose drifting upriver 1345 (Jonathan Wasse tweet); also incl 41 Shelduck, 22 Pintail, 2 Avocet, Curlew, 3 Ruff, 11 Common Snipe, 18 Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Bearded Tit, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 17 Fieldfare (Alan Shearman, Jonathan Wasse per ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: Goldcrest [singing in yew then pear tree], Sparrowhawk circling then W at 1348 (Paula Redmond)
  • Rushett Farm "Surrey": incl Lapwing in fallow field south of fm bldgs TQ169603 at 17:40 (Rob McCaffrey via Surrey BN)
  • Rye Meads: Bittern showed several times fr gadwall_hide 11.30-12.30, 2 Shelduck, Water Rail, 14 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Snipe, Jack Snipe still, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps); also incl 4 Kingfisher 2pr (Graham White tweet); Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides) speculation the latter may be an error of some sort as RM RSPB has no knowledge of it [per RSPB tweet of 15 Mar]
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit N end by R Colne, 3 singing Chiffchaff from Stanwell Moor to board walk, 2 singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, Red Kite, 2 Kestrel (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Staines Reservoir: no sign of Scaup [ad m], Long-tailed Duck still, 7+ Black-necked Grebe, Redshank am (Dave Carlsson tweet); incl Scaup, Red Kite am (Oliver Flory via eBird); also incl 11 Black-necked Grebe, Oystercatcher pm (Chris Lamsdell via eBird); also incl Oystercatcher still, Redshank still, Little Egret, 6 Red Kite, 5 Sand Martin, 50 Pied Wagtail, 40 Meadow Pipit late-aft (Chris Jones via eBird)
  • Trent Park: 2 White Stork high over at 1125 heading WSW [the birds from SE London?] (James Palmer); also Great Crested Grebe lower lake, 3 Cormorant, Common Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit singing, Treecreeper, 8 Chaffinch (Robert Callf); also 10 Mandarin 6m 4f, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "Main Pit": Redshank fr maersk container 0930 (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Avocet east warwick briefly 0830 (Lol Bodini); Green Sandpiper, Bearded Tit still, Black Redstart still (Eugene Dillon-Hooper per ELBF FB)
  • Wandsworth Common: Red Kite circling high over at 1130 (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 10 Skylark [survey found 5 singing birds], 17 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat, 5 Redwing, Fieldfare, Blackcap singing, Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard (Sean Kerrigan/Simon Raper)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 2 Little Grebe, Egyptian Goose, singing Chiffchaff, also singing Blackcap, 3 Lesser Redpoll both along public footpath running parallel to Christian Church (Jack Headley)
  • West Putney: 2 Red Kite NW, 3 Common Buzzard, m Peregrine NW, 4+ Sparrowhawk (Rupert Kaye, Jan Wilczur)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl calling at 0710, Mandarin Duck low and South 0850, 2 Redwings over 0852, 3 Grey Wagtails interacting in flight, Little Egret over 0915, c12 Chaffinch through 0945, incredibly loud Tawny Owl hoot at 0954, Peregrine over and East 1025 [2nd for year], Sparrowhawk rollercoasting at 1145 and Red Kite drifting West at 1149 (Ken Murray)

Friday 13th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Wood, Chiffchaff, 4 Shoveler, 5 Greylag (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": incl Iceland Gull juv again am at least, 9 Chiffchaff (Dave Morrison tweets)
  • Beddington Farmlands "from permissive footpath": 5 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, Chiffchaff singing, 0 Lapwing (Keith Bates)
  • Belmont Open Space, Cockfosters/East Barnet "EN4": Blackcap singing inc mimicry, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Bob & Anna Husband)
  • Boxer's Lake: 7 Grey Heron 4ad & 3yng in nest [at least 5 occupied nests], 2 Mute Swan pr inc orange darvic ringed m 4DQC, m Mandarin Duck, 10 Tufted Duck 6m 4f, 11 Black-headed Gull, 2ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Jay, 2 Chaffinch pr (Robert Callf)
  • Canons Farm: incl 3 Stonechat, f Northern Wheatear still, 70+ Meadow Pipit (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 White Stork [one w/ wing-tag per BirdGuides] landed south of viridor recycling to feed 1610 (Andrew Lawson tweet)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 14 Great Crested Grebe pr & 2yg, 6 Chiffchaff (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Dartford Marshes "fr Purfleet": 2 White Stork [one w/ wing-tag per BirdGuides] circled then landed on snags 1520 (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 8 Reed Bunting 6f 2m, Yellowhammer m (Pete Lowman)
  • Foots Cray Meadows "brief visit pm": 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush singing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall 2m 1f, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Nuthatch (Bernie Weight)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hale End "Walthamstow": Jackdaw on Woodstock Road (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 alba wagtail NW 0645 (Matt Evans)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden/Stockwell: Chiffchaff (1st seen here) pr House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  • Highgate "N6": 5 Red Kite over together 3:40pm (Jamie Cedar)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still but getting more flighty (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Kentish Town: Blackcap m at Gaisford Street am, plus a Red Kite circling overhead then E at 1525 (Pete Mantle)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Sand Martin am (Harry Lacey per ELBF FB/via BirdTrack)
  • Langley Vale Wood: Tawny Owl, 2 Common Snipe (Karl Tarratt via BirdTrack); incl Lapwing, Stonechat (via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: f-type Goldeneye, 4 Pintail, 6 Stonechat 3m 3f, 1 Water Pipit, 1 singing Song Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff [2 singing], 1 Redshank (Martin Honey)
  • Lynsters Farm: Green Sandpiper still on muddy pool fr old uxbridge rd (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Oakwood Park: 2 Greylag Goose SE 1249, 8 Collared Dove, 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch 2m f [fem plastering mud around nest hole], 2 Long-tailed Tit pr nest building [B] 3 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner: Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler still, 6 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still, Firecrest still, 6 Goldcrest, Siskin early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird); 2 Firecrest still (BirdGuides)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 9 Curlew, Marsh Harrier ad m early-am, Short-eared Owl late-aft (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Putney Heath: Chiffchaff Ladies Mile (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 White Stork circling over Wennington and Aveley Marsh 1500 then S across river 1515, Short-eared Owl (Andrew Gouldstone); 2 Short-eared Owl hunting enclosed bay area early afternoon then gained height and crossed Thames SE to Kent side 16.00, Barn Owl hunting same area, 2 Water Pipit Aveley Bay (Jonathan Cooke); also 2 Firecrest woodland still (per Louise Moss via RSPB blog)
  • Regent's Park "vismig 0605-0805": Little Egret foy high SE 0640, 8 Redwing over, 18 Meadow Pipit NW/W, 7 Chaffinch NW/W, 14 Goldfinch NW/W (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite, 19+ Stonechat (Friday BG)
  • Ruislip Lido/Poors Field: 6 Shoveler, 17 Pochard, 4 Grey Heron [no sign of nesting this year], 2 Little Egret, 3 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Chiffchaff, flock 20+ Chaffinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide still (RSPB tweet)
  • St Paul's Cray "Augustine Rd BR5": 3 Egyptian Goose E, m Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 2 Oystercatcher reported east lake, 4 Rook 2pr nesting, Lesser Redpoll (Ted Scott via Kent OS)
  • Shirley "Wickham Road": 2 Waxwing in same tree as yesterday but flighty at 0640 Croydon Birders); no sign of Waxwings in Wickham Road or adjacent streets 0930-1030 (John Birkett)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Lapwing W 0625 (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Shelduck, Long-tailed Duck n basin still, 26 Goldeneye, 13 Black-necked Grebe, Little Ringed Plover s basin (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": m Blackcap singing am (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “12.00-14.30”: 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Cetti's Warbler 4h, 3 Chiffchaff 2h, 3 Green Woodpecker 2h, Fieldfare, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, Raven, 18 Shelduck, 18 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, Kestrel, 23 Magpie, Common Snipe, 14 Mallard (Roger Keith)
  • Sydenham Hill Woods: 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl amongst monthly count (Dave Clark)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Raven pr E over Owl_Field, fem Stonechat at Folly Farm, 5 Lapwing, 2 Red Kite, Kestrel, Little Owl, c225 Common Gull, Teal, pair Tufted Duck still on Laurel Pond, singing Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit N, 2 Linnet, Bullfinch (Tony Clancy & John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 11 Canada Goose, Common Buzzard, Great Crested Grebe lower lake, Kestrel m, f Pochard, m Teal, f Stonechat old golf course (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Rook, Green Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, 9 Goldeneye, 18 Meadow Pipit n, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wigeon, 10+ Chiffchaff, 15 Fieldfare (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Meadow Pipit over, Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk displaying, Kestrel, 7 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 70+ Meadow Pipit [most through but 1 possibly 2 on territory–1 on the 11th], 5-7 Skylark, 4 Redwing, 2m Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff [1 singing], pr Mistle Thrush building nest, 4 Redwing, Kestrel, pair Red Kite, Little Owl, Reed Bunting, 4 Gadwall, 37 Tufted Duck, Pochard, 4 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Marco Johnson)
  • Wanstead Park: 34 Meadow Pipit N/W, Redwing, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Blackcap singing, Nuthatch, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Pochard, Gadwall, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Bullfinch (Nick Croft/Sean Kerrigan/'Next Day' Keith [surname pls?)
  • Westow Park/Crystal Palace: Collared Dove on grass, not common round this area, Mistle Thrush (Michael Mac)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Red Kites at least, 3 Buzzards,3 Sparrow hawks, c40-50 Redwing (highest count this Winter) and Tawny Owl calling am and pm. (Ken Murray)

Thursday 12th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Stonechat f playing fields [sw cnr], Firecrest m cw, 2 Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, 5 Shoveler, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brentford: 2 Peregrine Falcon over syon ln 1140 (Mike Foster)
  • Canons Farm "Surrey": Northern Wheatear 2cy f still infront george (Josephine Snell per CFBW BG)
  • Cornmill Meadows: incl Woodcock, Raven over calling pm (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2imm Russian White-fronted Goose still tom thumb lake 1515, 2 White Stork circled then SE toward hornchurch cp 1115 (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweets)
  • Epsom Downs "incl Walton Downs": incl Woodcock, 7 Skylark pm (Kevin Guest via eBird)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: pr Goosander on adj R Lee, 2 Cattle Egret still am (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • High Elms CP: incl Skylark, Goldcrest (Jonathan Crowdock via eBird)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: 2 Coal Tit singing (Charlie Farrell)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 3 Common Snipe, 5 Stonechat 3m 2f, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 2 Oystercatcher, Kittiwake [Ldn foy] ad upriver am (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Pymmes Park: incl 5 Mandarin Duck 3m 2f, 39 Tufted Duck 26m 13f (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 White Stork still (per Louise Moss via RSPB blog)
  • Riddlesdown: incl 8 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit displaying (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe briefly 1045 (per Herts BC)
  • Shirley "Wickham Rd": 7 Waxwing atop tree 6pm (Moira O'Donnell tweet)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Yellow-legged Gull (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Twickenham Riverside: 4 Red-crested Pochard 3m f (Tony Leppard)
  • Upper Dollis Valley "Totteridge:" 2 Fieldfare over calling, 4 Common Buzzard 2pr, 2 Kestrel m & f (Tony Clancy, Bob Husband)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 3 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff foy, also Blackcap singing in christian church graveyard (Jack Headley)
  • West Molesey: 2 prob Sand Martin 1210 (Darren Spragg via Surrey BN)
  • Woodford Green: Little Egret, c15 Chaffinch, pair then another single Common Buzzard, 12 Starlings South and 17 Redwings North. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Red Kite over (Charlie Alpero per Bob Smith)

Wednesday 11th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 7 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Greylag, Redwing, Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside "Tate Modern": Blackcap m foy here (Reuben Braddock)
  • Barking Bay: incl 40 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 20 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Tony Kennelly via BirdTrack)
  • Battersea: freshly-dead Woodcock in vista gardens opp east side Battersea Park - presumed window-strike victim, Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Canons Farm: f Northern Wheatear [Ldn foy], w/ 5 Stonechat reads rest bottom [TQ250575 per BirdGuides] at 1420 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Common Meadow "Surrey": incl 2m Goosander (Josephine Snell via eBird)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 2imm Russian White-fronted Goose still, 5 Rook, 2 Blackcap, 3 Stonechat 2f m, 28 Linnet (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Epping "Swaines Green 1045-1200": incl 7 Rook, 2 Skylark singing, Bullfinch singing (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Farthing Downs: incl 5 Common Buzzard 2pr displaying, 4+ Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Linnet (John Birkett via Croydon Birders/BirdTrack)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Yellowhammer 2m 4f, 9 Reed Bunting 3m 6f (Robert Callf)
  • Golders Hill Park: 20+ Redwing in deer pen, 2 Kestrel greeting and displaying, Mandarin m, pr Egyptian Geese w/ 1yg remaining (James Levy)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Gadwall pr at reedbed end of boating lake 1336 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Hampstead Heath: 38 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing (Matt Evans); Water Rail nr bird bridge (James Palmer)
  • Hersham "Surrey": 2 White Stork over evg (Rob Cox tweet) apparently released birds of White Stork [Reintroduction] Project in Sussex as at least one has a metal ring on lower right leg
  • Hyde Park: 6 Grey Heron nests on isl (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still (Tony Quinn per Surrey BC)
  • Kensington Gardens: 64 Black-headed Gull, 50 Mute Swan (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • King George V Reservoir "permit only": 38 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 4 Common Buzzard, [Hooded Merganser] (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 4 Common Buzzard interacting overhead 13:00 (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Stonechat, 4 Pintail, 15 Redwing, Water Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff singing (WWT website)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Green Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu for Ruth Savery)
  • Montpelier Park "TQ176818": Nuthatch, {Red Admiral along Montpelier Road} (Des McKenzie)
  • Pinner: 6 Redwing (Nigel Barratt)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 2 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull ad, Marsh Harrier ad f (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 White Stork, m Wheatear (per Louise Moss via RSPB blog/ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park "vismig 0605-0805": 6 Cormorant NE, 31 Redwing over, Pied Wagtail W, 3 Meadow Pipit NW (Twitter); Little Owl showing again lunchtime (Adam Hartley); also Cetti's Warbler sang once from boathouse reedbed [area 5] early-pm (Marcus Hunt via eBird)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Common Buzzard circling high over pembroke lodge 11.00 (Mike Foster)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 4 Gadwall - surprisingly low number, pr Mallard w/ 2yg foy, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, pr Teal, 3 Cetti's Warbler singing, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide still 1130 (Allan Meadows via Herts BC))
  • St James's Park: fully winged Shelduck, 2 Black Swan pr w/ brood, 2 Egyptian Goose pr w/ brood (Andrew Self); Cetti's Warbler still (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Caspian Gull (via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Firecrest, pr Bullfinch walkway TQ037741 at 09:30 (Ian Finch via Staines Res & Moor FB); also incl pr Redshank, 9 Little Egret, 4 Green Woodpecker pm (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Little Ringed Plover [Ldn foy] h, Long-tailed Duck 2cy m, 14 Black-necked Grebe 12 n basin 2 s basin, Water Pipit (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Thames Barrier "south side": Yellow-legged Gull ad on rd nr c/p (Sean Huggins)
  • Upper College Farm: 6+ Skylark 4 singing, 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Stonechat m&f, Chiffchaff singing, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel m, 2 Common Buzzard circling high E, {Brimstone} (Bernie Weight); Woodcock (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": 23 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing (JW Davies); "north marsh" 3 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 10 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Blackcap, 14 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, Stonechat (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Meadow Pipit on territory (per Wanstead Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Black-backed Gull ad (Jack Headley)
  • William Girling Reservoir "relief channel accessed from Russell Rd": 3 Green Sandpiper (Chris Farthing)

Tuesday 10th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest male still Conservation Wood, 6 Shoveler, 30+ Redwing, Chiffchaff (APOG Birders); "0815-1000" 2 Firecrest showing well S of entry road to Cricket Club, Blackcap singing, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr, 2 Nuthatch pr, 3m Pochard, 6 Redwing, Chiffchaff both by Boating Lake (Davey Leach)
  • Beckton STW "private access": incl 62 Gadwall, 5 Oystercatcher, Kingfisher am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Yellow-legged Gull 2nd-winter (Andrew Self)
  • Cornmill Meadows: incl Water Rail h, 2 Cattle Egret still, 3 Red Kite W, 2 Rook, Chiffchaff singing, 24 Fieldfare N, 6 Redwing N (Dominic Mitchell via Twitter/eBird)
  • Coulsdon Common: incl Bullfinch (Nicola Hunt via Croydon Birders)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Little Egret, 2 Song Thrush singing, 2 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Skylark singing, Stonechat f, 9 Pochard, 3 Grey Heron, 12 Little Grebe, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cormorant, 4 Tufted Duck, 13 Gadwall, 14 Cetti's Warbler heard, 8 Canada Goose, 12 Greylag Goose, 5 Shelduck, Lapwing, 4 Goldfinch, Pheasant m, Reed Bunting, c200 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight); "Thames and Foreshore incoming Tide" 102 Shelduck, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Redshank, Chiffchaff singing, c140 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, c300 Teal, 2 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Cormorant, c300 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 White-fronted Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Shelduck, 24 Wigeon, 18 Shoveler, 32 Gadwall, 18 Teal, Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mute Swan, 2 Lapwing, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, 2 Pied Wagtail (Steve Bacon, Vince Halley-Frame)
  • Finsbury Park: 7m Red-crested Pochard (Chris Farthing)
  • Garden Wood: Raven feeding on Muntjac carcass south of Wd (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, ad Grey Heron carrying frog or toad, 2 Mute Swan pr inc m w/ orange darvic 4EIT, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, 2 Gadwall pr, 5 Northern Shoveler 3m 2f, m Common Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck 7m 7f, f Sparrowhawk, 54+ Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, f Green Woodpecker feeding on Pitch & Putt 1655 - 1725 [seen 'yaffling'], Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, m Goldcrest singing, 17 Magpie pre-roost gathering on Pitch & Putt 1705, 2 Goldfinch pr (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: c10 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll with Goldfinch both at Sanctuary Pond in alders, Kestrel, 2 Redwing (Oliver Flory)
  • Headley Heath: incl 2 Firecrest (Mark Davis via BirdTrack)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret still (Neil Batten)
  • Home Park "Hampton Court": c60 Redwing, 4+ singing Skylark, Kestrel, c300 Starling, {large Bat sp hunting at 1205 - most likely Noctule but poss Serotine [ID from Bat Conservation Trust]} (Paula Redmond)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, 5 Common Snipe, Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: singing Chiffchaff - a migrant albeit probably a short-distance one as unusually there were none wintering here this year (Alastair Dent)
  • Mill Hill "NW7": 43 Redwing feeding in grass paddock junction of Lawrence St/Uphill Rd (Steve Blake)
  • New River "Palmers Green": 2 Mandarin pr e of Green Lanes Bridge 0745 (Davey Leach)
  • North Met Pit: Smew still, Goldeneye (Lee Evans via BirdTrack)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 4 Avocet, Mediterranean Gull ad, Yellow-legged Gull 3w (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB "Wennington Marsh": Iceland Gull juv, 2 Caspian Gull both 2cy (BirdGuides)
  • Regent's Park "Area 31": m Blackcap (G J Francis)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide still (Stuart Fox via Herts BC); incl 4 Green Sandpiper (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": 102 Redwing heard migrating over during drizzle 20:20-21:55, singing Robin 21:50 (Jack Headley)
  • Upminster: "Sewage Works private access" 2 Sand Martin [Ldn foy] over 1100 (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite [foy], pr Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 7 Linnet, 2 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose goslings (Eugene Dillon-Hooper); f Stonechat (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 4 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 46 Goldeneye, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Thomas Gibson)

Monday 9th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest m still cw, 6 Shoveler 4m 2f, 12 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  • Balham: Common Buzzard W 0930, pursued by a Carrion Crow (Nick Rutter)
  • Barnes Cray: Rook on nest c100m west of Thames Road Wetland (Ian Stewart)
  • Bonnett's Wood "Essex": incl 2 Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 135 Redwing (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Boston Manor Park: 3 Mandarin Duck, 11 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Nuthatch (Des McKenzie)
  • Boxer's Lake: 9 Grey Heron 7ad & 2 yng in nest [at least 5 occupied nests], 3 Mute Swan ad male w/ orange darvic ring 4DQC, ad female & 1st-winter, 13 Tufted Duck 8m 5f, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 2 Red Kite, 3 Siskin (James Palmer)
  • Fairlop Waters: 17 Golden Plover, 27 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 8 Teal, 32 Mallard, 9 Mute Swan, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 22 Tufted Duck, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Common Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff singing (Steve Bacon)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 3f Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting 3m 7f (Robert Callf)
  • Fishponds Open Space, Surbiton "Fishponds Park KT6": 2 Tawny Owls calling 0510 (Reg Norman)
  • Hainault Forest CP: Red Kite, Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck (Steve Bacon)
  • Hampstead Heath: Skylark over, Chiffchaff singing by sanctuary pond, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel m, 2 Mandarin (Reuben Braddock); also Peregrine, Common Buzzard both over Parliament hill, 3 Redpolls at sanctuary (Pete Mantle)
  • Hogsmill Open Space "Ewell": Little Egret 0825 (Neil Batten)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Green Sandpiper (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Kensal Town "Trelick Tower": 2 Peregrine (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Ladywell: Blackcap singing in bushes vicars hill 07.30 (Keith Chambers)
  • Ladywell Fields: Little Egret 0730 (David Capper)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Red Kite W 1020, 4 Pintail, 4 Stonechat, 2 Shelduck, 5 Common Snipe, 6 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, Water Pipit (WWT website/Shailesh Patel tweet)
  • Mitcham Common: Swallow or martin sp. - only saw brief before disappearing behind trees and with naked eye/high up but definately hirundine (Michael Mac)
  • Morden Hall Park: Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Goldfinch (Ernest Thomason)
  • North Met Pit: m Smew still, m Goldeneye (James Palmer)
  • Poulter Park: Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, incl 2 prob Siberian Chiffchaff (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0620-0820": incl 37 Woodpigeon N, 2 Rook high NW 0715, 21 Redwing incl 4N & 10E, Song Thrush S, Pied Wagtail SW, 2 Meadow Pipit N/NW (Twitter)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl 9 Shelduck 4pr, 2 Avocet, 24 Linnet (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Rayners Lane: Red Kite low over 1300 (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe on island to left fr gadwall_hide still am (RSPB tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 3 Bullfinch 2f m (Ted Scott via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood Country Park: 14 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, m Pheasant no sign of Stonechats but light fading/rain (Micheal Mac)
  • Staines Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck n basin still, 32 Goldeneye, 11 Black-necked Grebe 10 n basin 1 s basin, 2 Red Kite together am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stanmore CP "open field area": m Stonechat (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Tooting Bec Common: 2+ Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, 4+ Stock Dove, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, f Green Woodpecker, 2+ Nuthatch (Nick Granger-Taylor)
  • Trent Park: Grey Heron leucistic individual upper lake, Peregrine Falcon W 1226, Chiffchaff singing m nr Water Grdn, Goldcrest, 7 Coal Tit [2 Moat Wd, 4 Rough Lot, 1 Williams Wd], 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm "willows fm lake": incl 2 Oystercatcher (Steve Blake via Herts BC); "main pit" 25 Golden Plover distantly, 25+ Meadow Pipit grassy field (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Common Sandpiper N edge of reservoir 4, 8 Pochard, 1 m Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe 2f 1m, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler (Philipp Wirtz) [probably too early for Reed Warbler? (dark brown on top lighter underneath, could it have been a Cetti's? PhW. Cetti's would be more likely.) Willow Warbler possible but also very early, would be first London record this year -thought it too early, too, but had a more yellow underside than Chiffchaff, Philipp Wirtz. Chiffchaff can be quite yellow too, not usually safe to just rely on colour.]; Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 8 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, Stonechat, m Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 14 Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 6 Little Egret, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Redwing (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Warley Place NR: Firecrest (Andy Hibbard per ELBF FB)

Sunday 8th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest blandford hall, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Shoveler [4m 4f], 5 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Box Hill "Village": Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling & seen flying a circuit headley heath approach rd (Paula Redmond)
  • Burnt Oak: Chiffchaff (Deb Jackson)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff [River Longford Water Gardens], 2 Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Treecreeper, 2 Redwing, Kestrel (Spencer Neal)
  • "LWT" Centre for Wildlife Gardening, East Dulwich: 2 Blackcap m f singing (Keith Chambers)
  • Crayford "Jolly Farmers": Iceland Gull juv [the erith pier & rainham bird per Richard Bonser tweet], leucistic Herring Gull (Richard Bonser, Ralph Todd)
  • Darlands Lake "Totteridge": 2 Teal pr lake, f Sparrowhawk over, Rooks active in pine trees (Tony Clancy, Dianne Murphy, Bob Husband)
  • Dollis Valley "Greenwalk": 2 Kingfisher flying across river downstream of footbridge leading to dollis rd (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 4 Mandarin Duck 2m 2f, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, Treecreeper, 13 Reed Bunting 4m 9f together in hedgerow [record count for Trent Park area] (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Stonechat m f 1300 (Jamie Cedar tweet)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, Redwing, 302 Black-headed Gull catching flies over res, 2f Goldeneye, 2 Lapwing over, Skylark singing, Reed Bunting (Tony Blake)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull ad still, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Pintail, 2 Water Pipit, 2+ Stonechat, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 50 Wigeon, Goldeneye, 8 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Shelduck, 105 Teal, 64 Shoveler, 169 Tufted Duck, 166 Mallard (WWT website)
  • Mickleham: Common Buzzard, Greenfinch, Firecrest singing & seen nr st michael & all angels church (Paula Redmond)
  • Mudchute Park: 3 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 10 Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Sean Huggins)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Ponders End Lake: 2 Oystercatcher, 261 Black-headed Gull, 50 Coot, 33 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 20 Teal, 8 Greylag Goose, 26 Herring Gull, 13 Gadwall, Goldcrest (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Poulter Park: Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Siberian Chiffchaff, several Chiffchaffs calling & singing, Little Egret over, Goldcrest, pr Teal, 3 Grey Wagtail (Kevin Allen); also incl 10+ Common Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still, 2 Firecrest still am (Peter Carr via eBird)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 2 Oystercatcher, 19 Avocet, Caspian Gull 2cy, 3 Chiffchaff, Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit (Martin Jordan via eBird)
  • Raynes Park "gdn": Little Egret S 0624 (Paula Redmond)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide 1100 (Allan Meadows tweet); incl 15 Pochard, 9 Cetti's Warbler (via BirdTrack)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 3 Brent Goose low S 0815, 4 Stonechat still [field betw lake & harrington rd] (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Springwell Lake: incl 17 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Chiffchaff, pr Reed Bunting am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Staines Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck n basin still, 10 Black-necked Grebe still (BirdGuides)
  • Stanmore CP: m Stonechat (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Stocker's Farm: incl 2 Oystercatcher am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Stocker's Lake; incl 9 Little Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff am (Paul Lewis via eBird); 3 Redpoll fr kingfisher_hide (Phill Luckhurst via Herts BC)
  • Swanley Park: 8 Egyptian Goose yg emerged first site breeding record (Andy Meaton)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany flooded Meadow 15.00-17.00”: 16 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 8 Stonechat together, 2 Peregrine atop cross Thames power pylon, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Reed Bunting, Jay, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Roger Keith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: m Pheasant, 5 Teal, 3-4 Red Kite [2 together], Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, 5 Stock Dove, 9 Skylark, 13+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting 2m f (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmead: Mediterranean Gull ad [ringed in Czech Republic], 3 Yellow-legged Gull, intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull [ringed in southern Norway] off greenhaven dr (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd); "Thames Path at Greenhaven Dr" also 8 Yellow-legged Gull, Cetti's Warbler singing at adj pond am (Josh Jones via eBird)
  • Tooting Common: 2 Chiffchaff (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Tottenham Marsh: 10 Stonechat on west marsh am (James Palmer)
  • Trent Park: 14 Mandarin Duck 9m 5f upper lake, f Common Pochard lower lake, Woodcock flushed by Springer Spaniel SE edge of Rough Lot 1430, Chiffchaff singing male nr Water Grdn [foy], 5 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Wandsworth Common: Chiffchaff, 12 Redwing, 2 Kestrel m f (Nick Rutter)
  • Water End "Herts": incl Stonechat, Yellowhammer pm (Calum Mckellar via eBird)
  • Woodford Green: f Blackcap gdn fdr (Steve Howey)
  • Woodredon Estate "Upshire": m Stonechat along bridleway (Nigel May)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: incl 4 Stonechat pm (Oliver Flory via eBird); 1 Cormorant over (oo)

Saturday 7th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Woodcock NW over wgr 1000, Firecrest conservation wood [cw], Chiffchaff, 7 Shoveler, pair Kestrel, m Blackcap, 6 Pochard, 3 Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Beech Hill Lake: 2 Cormorant, 4 Mandarin Duck 3m f (Robert Callf)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl Firecrest still (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir “east marsh”: 18 Common Snipe, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Redwing, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Egyptian Goose (Steve Blake)
  • Brockley Cemetery: 6 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Wren, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (Mike Edwards)
  • Cockfosters Sports Ground: 36 Woodpigeon, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker together, 4 Coal Tit together inc two singing m, 12 Magpie, 6 House Sparrow (Robert Callf)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 20 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, Buzzard (Jon Agar)
  • Coronation Gardens, Leyton "TQ385865": 2 Reed Bunting 14:30 (GJ Francis)
  • Crayford "Jolly Farmers": 3 Caspian Gull [yellow-ringed ad & Polish-ringed 2w & another 2w] (Josh Jones, Andrew Lawson, Dante Shepherd)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: 68 Teal, 4 Shelduck, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 8 Blue Tit (Ian Ellis)
  • Erith Pier: Iceland Gull juv coming to bread (Richard Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  • Ewell "Banstead Rd": 2 Stonechat, m Pheasant both in scrubby field by dw fitness pm (Neil Batten)
  • Fairlop Waters: incl 18 Golden Plover in field ne of small fishing lake still, 5 Skylark am (Graham Howie via eBird))
  • Fulham Palace Meadow Allotments: Stonechat m 1555 (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Fulham Reach: pr Shelduck (Nathalie Mahieu tweet)
  • Hampstead Heath: 47 Redwing in trees on meadow below tumulus, {bat sp circling over viaduct pond c1500} (Philipp Wirtz); f Stonechat, Lesser Redpoll, 15-20 Siskin (Jamie Cedar tweet); Chiffchaff singing (Alan Wilkinson via eBird)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Mallard, 20+ Cormorant, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Northern Diver still, 10+ Gadwall, Common Buzzard S, c20 Barnacle Goose with Canadas on fields to south (Paul Francis, with help from Steve a permit holder) but club amenable if permission asked - and certainly easier than from molesey heath [PF]
  • London Fields: 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush (Keith Chambers)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Jack Snipe, 6 Chiffchaff incl 1 singing, Goldcrest, 6 Stonechat m 5f, Water Pipit, Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 4 Common Snipe, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck (Martin Honey et al); also Goldeneye still, Iceland Gull main lake fr wwf hide still, 2 Fieldfare (WWT website)
  • Lords Cricket Ground: pr Mistle Thrush (John Colmans); Grey Wagtail singing nr lords view lunchtime (Des McKenzie)
  • Munden Estate "Herts": Mediterranean Gull ad in field by horse centre 1120 (Andrew Steele tweet)
  • Oxleas Wood: incl 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Coal Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Redwing (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Paddington Green: Grey Wagtail singing at former breeding site am (Des McKenzie)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still, Goldcrest, 4+ Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap singing, Peregrine on pylon, Common Buzzard, m Teal 14:00 (Paul Collins)
  • Putney-Barnes Bridges "part of WeBS": 2 Greylag Goose, 14 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shelduck pr, 94 Mallard, 117 Teal, 20 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 38 Cormorant (Neil Anderson)
  • Rainham Marshes: Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, 5 Avocet, 2 Water Rail, 2 Rock Pipit, 51 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, {Weasel} (Andrew Self); Mediterranean Gull ad w/ white c/r wennington briefly mid-am (Jonathan Wasse tweet); also incl 33 Shelduck, 16 Pintail, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, Woodcock, 14 Common Snipe, 18 Redshank, 3 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 12 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, Water Pipit (Alan Shearman, Alan Lewis, Phil Street per ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park "gdn": f Blackcap (Paula Redmond)
  • Rickmansworth Aquadrome: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling from wooded area nr aquadrome cafe (Geoff Young via Herts BC)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 4 Stonechat wetlands s end (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 11 Black-necked Grebe, c20 Goldeneye, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, c20 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Red Kite (Andrew Peel, Angela Mackersie, Sary Davies, Toni Menezes)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany flooded Meadow 14.30-16.00”: 8 Stonechat incl 5m together on flood, Chiffchaff, 8 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 69 Teal, 42 Mallard, 9 Shelduck, 29 Greylag Goose, 9 Canada Goose, Grey Heron, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 28 Magpie, 5 Reed Bunting, Peregrine atop cross-Thames power pylon, 2 Raven (Roger Keith)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 6 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Linnet, Lapwing, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Pheasant, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine hunting low, flushed 12 Teal (Nigel Dodd)
  • Thamesmead: 2 Caspian Gull 2w 1w, 10 Yellow-legged Gull (Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  • Thorndon CP "n section 0915-1015": incl Lesser Spotted Woodpecker m drumming & calling at top of childerditch wd (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Trent Park: 5 Stock Dove inc singing m, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Redwing, Treecreeper, 6+ Chaffinch 3m 3f (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit still no1 reedbed, Firecrest, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Goosander, 7 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Little Egret, 37 Common Gull, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Teal, 8 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare (Nigel Dodd)

Friday 6th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest ca & blandford hall seen simultaneously, 7 Shoveler, 7 Pochard, 2 Redwing, Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beckenham Cemetery: Peregrine (over), Collared Dove (over), 3 Pheasant (m/2f) very tame near crematorium building, 2 Grey Heron circled over low then back to country park lake (Michael Mac)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: incl c30 Teal, Common Sandpiper still, 5+ Redshank (Tom Speller tweet)
  • Bushy Park: Peregrine Falcon bushy house woodland then S, Common Buzzard over canal plantation mobbed by Carrion Crows, Little Egret (Spencer Neal)
  • Chingford Plain: incl 6 Common Buzzard (Richard Cope via eBird)
  • Cornmill Meadows: 46 Teal, 56 Wigeon, 15 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret again, 8 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, m Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler singing, 7+ Reed Bunting singing, 5+ Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Cremorne Gardens "and Thames": 6 Teal, Great Crested Grebe [patch first], 5 Blackbird, tail-less Long-tailed Tit prospecting nest-site, 2 singing Goldfinch, {Red Admiral} (Des McKenzie)
  • Dungeon Hill: Red Kite, 4 Stonechat 2m 2f (Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN)
  • Enfield EN2 "private site": Jack Snipe flushed twice 1244 & 1246, Common Snipe flushed flew off calling 1243 (Robert Callf)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Yellowhammer 5f/imm & m, 10 Reed Bunting 5m 5f/imm (Robert Callf)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite circling over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Grovelands Park: Common Buzzard overhead, 2m Blackcap singing, Goldcrest singing, 4 Stock Dove investigating nest-holes, 3 Nuthatch, Shoveler, 3 Mandarin (Paul Collins)
  • Hogsmill Open Space "Ewell": Little Egret 08:45 (Neil Batten)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still (Tony Quinn per Surrey BC)
  • Kingswood "Surrey": incl 2 Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, Skylark, Firecrest, Goldcrest (Tony Kennelly via BirdTrack)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": Common Buzzard (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetlands Centre: Iceland Gull again [ad fr wwf hide till 1430 per BirdGuides] 14.15, 2 Water Pipit, 3 Stonechat, Goldeneye, 6 Pintail 3pr (Rebecca Dunne); also 5 Common Snipe, Redshank foy (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: Goosander m patch first (Robin Lloyd per Bob Smith)
  • Panshanger Park: Woodcock over A414 (Drew Lyness via Herts BC)
  • Perivale Park: pr Teal, 2 Sparrowhawk, 8 Chaffinch (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler still, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still, 2 Firecrest [250yd upstream from YBW across river under pylon wires per Bill Shimmers tweet] still, 12+ Chiffchaff incl 3 singing, 2 Blackcap, Kingfisher (Jake Klavins)
  • Primrose Hill: Woodcock foy thru low E past Hill 0605, Red Kite foy 1005, Common Buzzard foy 1010, Peregrine NW 1010 (Twitter)
  • Putney Heath: 3 Greenfinch, Stonechat, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl Oystercatcher, 7 Avocet, Jack Snipe, 17 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Stonechat, Water Pipit (Patrick Hart via Friends of RSPB RM FB)
  • Raynes Park "gdn": 8 Canada Geese S 0813 (Paula Redmond)
  • Regent's Park: Common Buzzard SW 1145, {Hedgehog [area 28] 0545} (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: {1 lge bat sp over pen ponds at dusk} (Paula Redmond)
  • South Lodge Farm: Little Egret on field 1615 at least (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 10 Jackdaw, 6 Lapwing on ground and displaying, 20 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Water Pipit, 24 Meadow Pipit, 12 Skylark, 4 Stonechat, 6 Reed Bunting, 4 Linnet, 3 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing, 6+ Chiffchaff most singing (Nick Baker); also incl 9 Lapwing, 10 Stonechat, 2 Water Pipit (Chris Lamsdell via Staines Res & Moor FB)
  • Staines Reservoir: m Scaup, 11 Black-necked Grebe, Water Pipit, 3 Shelduck, 9+ Goldeneye (Jake Klavins); also Long-tailed Duck still, 20+ Goldeneye, 15 Black-necked Grebe incl 11 together pm (Thomas Gibson via eBird)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N Lake: incl Oystercatcher (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 2m Blackcap both singing, Grey Heron SW (Neil Batten)
  • Tooting Common: Mediterranean Gull 2s on cricket pitch late pm (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: m Stonechat owl_field, 2 Red Kite, m Kestrel, pr Mandarin, 3 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck 2pr [on laurel pond - most unusual], Rook, 3 Redwing (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 13 Mandarin Duck, m Eurasian Teal upper lake, f Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing Seedfield Spinney, Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit inc one nest building, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Chaffinch inc three singing m (Robert Callf)
  • Upminster "Fair Play Farm": 2 Green Sandpiper, Osprey [Ldn foy] NW 1450, Barn Owl (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • "Upper" Clapton "E5": Tawny Owl calling for 5min (Marcin Kempa)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit still, 2 Firecrest, Rook foy, Oystercatcher, 10 Goldeneye, 4 Stonechat, 2 Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, 2 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 38 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Little Egret [1st returning to colony], 6 Grey Wagtail (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Little Egret feeding w/ Common Gulls at dawn (Neil Anderson)

Thursday 5th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest m ca still, 6 Shoveler (Bob Watts)
  • Blackfriars "Station": 2 Egyptian Goose perching on top of defunct red bridge pillar betw blackfriars br & rlwy br (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Cely Woods: incl Common Buzzard, Yellowhammer (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Christchurch Green "Wanstead": Nuthatch (Harry Harrison)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: incl Cattle Egret still fr teal_hide (Mike Sileo via eBird)
  • Hampstead Heath: c35 Siskin, 1-2 Lesser Redpoll, Stonechat m, Mandarin (Reuben Braddock)
  • Harmondsworth Moor "Bucks": incl 5 Gadwall, 17 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Skylark pm (Conor MacKenzie via eBird)
  • Kensington Gardens: 10 Gadwall (Des McKenzie); prob Knot circled round pond once then lost to view during rain shower [at 1045 per BirdGuides], Red Kite N, Grey Wagtail, Great Crested Grebe (Daniel Whitelegg, Bill Haines, Tony Stones)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern reservoir lagoon n shore, 5 Pintail, Water Pipit, 9 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Shelduck, 2 Common Snipe (WWT website)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler still 1445 (J Lewis via Twitter/Ldn BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 2 Curlew, Iceland Gull juv fr serin_hill, Caspian Gull 1w, Rock Pipit foreshore pm (Peter Carr via eBird)
  • Richmond "within 200 metres of Bridge": 36 Mute Swan [new high count both sides of river}, 4 Mandarin 2pr (Neil Anderson)
  • Staines Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck still n basin (BirdGuides)
  • Woodford Green: Song Thrush singing, 2 Blackcap m&f feeding on Ivy berries, Red Kite over [a tatty individual] at 1035, m Sparrowhawk through at 1655 (Ken Murray)

Wednesday 4th March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest ca, 7 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 10+ Redwing, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park: imm Grey Heron, 7 Northern Shoveler 4m 3f, 15 Tufted Duck 9m 6f, Black-headed Gull inc red darvic ringed P.1 from The Netherlands, metal ringed HA24.238 from Lithuania & 6279574 from Denmark, ad Lesser Black-backed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Creekmouth "west side": Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 15 Redshank, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 15 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, Goldcrest, 9 Reed Bunting (Sean Huggins)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 White-fronted Goose still bardag lake 1220, 2 Common Buzzard, 12 Linnet (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": Little Egret flew E 1334 (Robert Callf); "River View EN2": m Blackcap singing (Robert Callf)
  • Fishers Green: Stonechat f by farm walk (Dennis Meadhurst via LVRP sightings blog)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Jack Snipe reported by visitor, Redwing, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting f (John Bushell)
  • Hackney Marshes: 8 Redwing over, Goldcrest singing, 3 Stock Dove calling, 2 Greenfinch singing (Alastair Dent)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Snipe flushed from boating pond am, Water Rail sanctuary pond (Adrian Brooker per Pete Mantle)
  • Hayes Hill Farm: Stonechat (Dennis Meadhurst per ELBF FB)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden: House Sparrow starting to take nest material in to roof (Michael Mac)
  • Honor Oak "Park gdn SE23": Great Spotted Woodpecker calling (Paul Francis - please note that Honor Oak Park is an area in the borough of Lewisham which has, for example, a train station and is not, per se, a park) PF - Understood. The double quotes merely separate the part of your site name that doesn't match the LNHS gazetteer entry - it won't map to a grid reference otherwise.
  • King George V Reservoir "permit only": c100 Coot, c80 Tufted Duck, 5 Mute Swan, 8 Pied Wagtail, 10+ Grey Wagtail, 10 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 20 Goldeneye 3m 17f s basin, 4 Goosander m 3f on n basin nw bank, 20+ Gadwall, 30+ Mallard, Common Buzzard circling then N, {some sheep} (Paul Francis)
  • Kingston-upon-Thames: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe on thames ng canbury gardens (Phil Davies)
  • London Wetland Centre: Chiffchaff singing, 5 Reed Bunting incl 3 singing, 4 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 8 Stonechat, 3 Water Pipit, 3 Common Snipe, Bittern res lagoon n shore (WWT website/Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Lynsters Farm: incl Oystercatcher (Paul Lewis via BirdTrack)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 16 Redwing, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Blackcap singing, Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker f, 4 Long-tailed Tit 2pr nest-building (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Paddington: Peregrine Falcon flew up onto hilton metropole ledge 12:40 (Des McKenzie)
  • Peckham Rye Park: Stonechat (David Clark via BirdTrack)
  • Purfleet "R Thames": incl Green Sandpiper (Fraser Simpson via eBird)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": incl 9 Shelduck, 45 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, 20 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 12 Red Kite, 35 Linnet, 11 Reed Bunting pm (Conor MacKenzie via eBird)
  • Rainham Marshes: Iceland Gull juv (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB); 2 Caspian Gull (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
  • Staines Moor: incl 6 Water Pipit still (Chris Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup ad-m on s basin still, 13 Black-necked Grebe 6pr all nr causeway (Kit Britten tweet)
  • Stave Hill/Russia Dock Woodland: Kingfisher, 3 Redwing, Chiffchaff singing (John Cadera)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “16.00-17.40 Botany Marsh/flooded meadow only“: 53 Teal, 8 Shoveler 7m, 7 Gadwall 4m, Pochard f, 10 Shelduck, 48 Mallard, 38 Greylag Goose, 42 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 23 Herring Gull, 12 Common Gull, 60+ Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, 2 Grey Heron, Raven h, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Roger Keith)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 Kestrel (David Clark via BirdTrack)
  • Tottenham Marsh "Clendish": 2 Stonechat (James Palmer)
  • Town Park "Enfield": Little Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Northern Shoveler m&f, m Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 3m 3f, 65 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 2ad Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 2 Long-tailed Tit pr, 10 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit still, Firecrest still, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Wigeon, 2 Stonechat (Walthamstow Birders); Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldeneye m f j (Paul Francis)
  • Woodford Green: f Blackcap on gdn fatball feeder (Steve Howey)

Tuesday 3rd March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest m ca still, 7 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": incl pr Kestrel, Stonechat (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Black Jack's Mill, Harefield: 3 Grey Wagtail chasing one another around old mill (John Edwards)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 5 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Sparrowhawk over npl 15.45 (Mike Foster)
  • Canon's Farm "incl Burgh Heath": 60+ Yellowhammer incl 30+ in stubble nr green barn (Geoff Barter via Twitter/CFBW BG)
  • Clay Tye Wood: 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl, 800 Jackdaw, 600 Rook (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Song Thrush singing, 10 Stonechat 4m 6f, 10 Cetti's Warbler h, 4 Skylark 2 singing, 13 Pied Wagtail, 10 Linnet, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 4 Shoveler, 5 Reed Bunting, 4 Goldfinch, 8 Gadwall, 4 Teal (Bernie Weight); "Thames and foreshore low tide" 132 Shelduck, 3 Curlew, c90 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, c30 Dunlin, 17 Redshank, 36 Shoveler, c300 Teal, 3 Oystercatcher [gulls not counted] (Bernie Weight)
  • Cuffley: Barn Owl over rd 6.50am (Andrew Middleton)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 White-fronted Goose on slack, 62 Gadwall, 43 Wigeon, 34 Shoveler, 10 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, f Sparrowhawk, Rook (Steve Bacon)
  • Dagnam Park: incl m Stonechat (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Dulwich Park: Song Thrush singing, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Egyptian Geese (Tom Moulton)
  • Frays Valley NR: Blackcap m in full song, w/ Fieldfare 'chacking' in same bush so quite a juxtaposition of summer and winter. Doubtless the BC is an overwintering bird, Chiffchaff singing nearby also. Spring is here. (John Edwards)
  • Hackney Marshes: Little Owl still in same area now seems more active, f Sparrowhawk, small grp of Redwings (Jean-Patrick Elmes)
  • Hampstead Heath: Stonechat m on reedmace by model boating pond, Lesser Redpoll, 4 Siskin w/ Goldfinches by sanctuary pond, Meadow Pipit over, 100+ Redwing, Treecreeper, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Reuben Braddock); 2 Redpoll sp in alder at nw edge of sanctuary pond, 4 Pied Wagtail in field below tumulus, Green Woodpecker on ground in same meadow (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Harringay "N15": Red Kite low over st ann's rd & green lanes then drifted high SE towards hackney (HarringayBirder)
  • Holloway Rd Waitrose: 2 Greenfinch calling nr c/p (Francis Tusa)
  • KGV Reservoir "permit only": 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, 30 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, 18 Pied Wagtail, 6 Grey Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit (Tony Clancy)
  • KGVI Res "permit only": incl 3 Shelduck, 21 Gadwall, 32 Tufted Duck, Goldeneye still, Dunlin, 6 Common Gull, 2 Common Buzzard (Craig Brookes via BirdTrack)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Rd": Blackcap singing (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 3 Redwing, Common Snipe, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Stonechat (WWT website); 4 Pintail 2m 2f, 2 Shelduck m f, 2 Water Pipit, 4f Stonechat, Peregrine m, Great Spotted Woodpecker m, 4 Common Snipe (Martin Honey); also incl Goldeneye still pm (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Morden Hall Park: incl 810 Black-headed Gull NW, Mediterranean Gull ad NW, 5 Cormorant NW, 4 Grey Heron NE, 45 Woodpigeon NW early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Park Wood GC "Park Wood, Tatsfield": 50 Redwing (Jon Agar)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0645-0845": Collared Dove SW, 16 Jackdaw NNE/NNW, 14 Goldfinch NW, also Fieldfare [foy finally], c10 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit S (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: pr Mandarin, 4+ Shoveler, Gadwall fr longbridge towards island [area 8] (G J Francis); incl Stonechat pm (Zichen Zhou via eBird); also incl Cetti's Warbler still pm (Will Harcourt-Smith via eBird)
  • Seventy Acres Lake "Fishers Grn": Smew f still c500yd north of bittern_hide 1130 (Maureen Lead via LVRP sightings blog)
  • Silvertown "Royal Wharf": 5 Meadow Pipit, 40 Linnet feeding on green roofs (Dusty Gedge tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup ad m still s basin sw cnr (Ian Finch via Staines Res & Moor FB)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": Blackcap singing m again am (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “13.30-16.15 outgoing tide Botany Marsh/flooded meadow": 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Canada Goose, 22 Greylag Goose, 28 Magpie, 14 Stonechat 8m, 48 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler m&f, 9 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20+ Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, 7 Jackdaw, Kestrel, 4 Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker h (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin); "River" 9 Teal, Avocet, 12 Gadwall, 14+ Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, pr Stonechat, [Decoy-Duck [Pintail]] (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Tufnell Park "N19": 2 Blackcap on fat balls in gdn (Francis Tusa)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit, Firecrest, m Blackcap foy, Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, m Goosander, 10 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 44 Grey Heron nests 2 nests w/ yg, 126 Cormorant nests 1 nest w/ yg, Water Rail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Warren Gorge: incl 4 Water Rail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Willows Farm: incl 26 Fieldfare roosted (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Woodoaks Farm: 92 Golden Plover field by old orchard pm (Paul Lewis via Twitter/Herts BC)
  • Worcester Park: Stonechat m on horse field west (Bob Smith)

Monday 2nd March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest m still ca, 2 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler 4m 4f, 12 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Red Kite W (APOG Birders)
  • Beckenham Place Park: incl Little Grebe, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing am (Peter Carr via eBird)
  • Bushy Park: Kingfisher flew down porter's stream then to gdn, Stonechat, Treecreeper (Spencer Neal)
  • Canons Farm: Black Redstart m tarts field fenceposts TQ246578 at 1010 (Ian Ward via Twitter/BirdGuides); Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 4 Raven E 1240, Black Redstart 2cy-m [ad-like 'paradoxus' morph per CFBW BG tweet] reloc'd reads rest bottom area TQ250575, w/ 3 Stonechat 1330, 500 Linnet still (Steve Gale via Twitter/BirdGuides)
  • Chingford Plain: incl Red Kite, Kestrel, Nuthatch, 4 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch (Richard Cope via eBird)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2imm White-fronted Goose on eastbrook pf still present 5pm (Vince Halley-Frame/Sam Porter/Steve Bacon)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 10+ Skylark singing, 6 Stonechat together cattle field, 2 Siskin over, Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting singing mid-am (Anders Gray tweet)
  • Fairlop Waters: 26 Golden Plover in field northeast of small fishing lake (Steve Bacon)
  • Farthing Downs: incl Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, 2 Yellowhammer m f (David Hayes via Croydon Birders)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 8 Yellowhammer 3m 5f/imm, 10 Reed Bunting 5m 5f/imm (Robert Callf)
  • Firs Farm Wetlands, Park; Playing Fields "Firs Farm Wetlands, N21": Stonechat [first for site] in first large reedbed after main entrance 1505 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: incl 2 Cattle Egret still (Andy Holmes via BirdTrack)
  • Hampstead Heath: Stonechat f (Jamie Cedar tweet)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret on riverbank 08:40 (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull ad opp wwf hide 17:00, Bittern, Goldeneye, 6 Pintail, 3+ Stonechat, 2 Shelduck, 2 Peregrine, 4 Redwing, Skylark S, 2 Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Lower Morden "Sutton Cemetery": 40 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Morden Hall Park: Water Rail h, 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl Yellow-browed Warbler still, 2 Firecrest upstream of YBW still, 2+ Siberian Chiffchaff still incl 1+ w/ YBW & 1+ w/ crests (Bill Shimmer tweet); also incl 2 Siberian Chiffchaff w/ YBW still am (Paul & Elizabeth Hunter via eBird)
  • Raynes Park "gdn": Blackcap m (Paula Redmond)
  • Regent's Park: incl Water Rail in rail ditch [area 2] still, Nuthatch evg (Will Harcourt-Smith via eBird)
  • Ruislip Lido: Raven SE am (Jon Middleton tweet)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Opening of rebuilt Kingfisher_Viewing_Hub will be 26 Mar at 13:00 (RSPB tweet)
  • St Albans "Beesonend Ln TL121108": 4 Stonechat, 8 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Nick Harris)
  • Southwark Park: 5 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 5+ Redwing, Stock Dove (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Staines Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck m on n basin, 1+ Black-necked Grebe (BirdGuides)
  • Stocker's Farm: Oystercatcher on floods (Charlie Ramsay via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: incl 11 Goldeneye, 8 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler am (Paul Lewis via eBird); "NW bank" Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, {Water Vole river 18:00} (Richard Francis)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": Blackcap m singing am (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Lapwing [usual field], Little Owl, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 10 Rook, 3 Teal, 6 Redwing, f Reed Bunting (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 7 Mandarin Duck 4m 3f, m Eurasian Teal lower lake, f Common Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck m&f, Common Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, Firecrest calling SW edge Moat Wd, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Raven flew S 'cronking' 1425 (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "bomb crater field & Lammas meadow": 10 Stonechat, Gadwall, 20 Fieldfare, 3 Little Egret, Kestrel (JW Davies); "north marsh" 3 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, Teal (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit m f showing well late am, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Goldeneye, m Goosander, 5 Teal, 2 Shelduck, Peregrine, 8 Linnet (Walthamstow Birders); also incl 6 Stonechat 4f 2m (Stephen Harris via eBird)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Shelduck, Water Rail, 6 Teal, Peregrine (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 1st March 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest m conservation area [ca] still, 2 Redwing, 2 Peregrine, 4 Shoveler, Aytha hybrid m Tufted Duck x Pochard wood green res [wgr] (APOG Birders); Common Buzzard W (Stuart Harrington)
  • Ashtead Common: 2 Yellowhammer field n of Common 1630 (Richard Nunne via Surrey BN)
  • Belair Park "Dulwich Sports Ground": 45 Common Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush (Dave Clark)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff (Sean Huggins)
  • Canons Park "& Seven Acre Lake, Edgware, Middx HA8": Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Nuthatch calling, only 1 Redwing (Bob Husband et al NW Ldn RSPB Grp birdwalk); "Seven Acre Lake [private access]" pr Gadwall, 2 Common Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1-2 Grey Heron but neither on last year's nest, {Red Fox} (Bob Husband et al NW Ldn RSPB Grp birdwalk)
  • Coursers Farm: incl 23 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Dagenham, Fords: c15 'smallish' grey goose sp W 0625 (Dave Morrison tweet) Pink-footed_Geese are currently heading in numbers back toward Iceland/Greenland from N Sea wintering grounds
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Shelduck, 62 Gadwall, 33 Wigeon, 30 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Common Snipe, 30 Lapwing, 18 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Common Gull, Kestrel m, Meadow Pipit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail (Steve Bacon)
  • Dollis Valley Walk "Greenwalk": 8 Redwing in tall ash trees betw hendon weir & windsor os (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Dungeon Hill: 2 Stonechat (Ian Ward via DH Wildlife blog); 2 Lesser Redpoll (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Finchley "N3": Sparrowhawk over, mobbed by Jackdaws (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Frogmore Lakes: incl Lapwing, 24 Linnet (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Fulham Old Cemetery "Fulham Cemetery": Green Woodpecker m, 6+ Redwing, Mistle Thrush, pr Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Goldcrest (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Holyfield Farm: 2 Stonechats, 30+ Linnets (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Holyfield Lake "incl Weir": 9 Goosanders 5m, Pintail m, Goldeneye m, 2 Oystercatchers (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access but restricted view fr top of Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still (Dave Harris tweet)
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  • Kensal Town "Grand Union Canal": Red-crested Pochard m pursuing Mallard f [see pic] just as he did last year (Charlie Farrell)
  • Lamorbey Park "Sidcup": Little Egret, pr Egyptian Goose w/ 4yg, Canada/Greylag hybrid, pr Tufted Duck, Lesser Black-backed Gull, c13 Herring Gull, c7 Common Gull on school fields, Green Woodpecker h, 2 Goldcrest singing, Coal Tit (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull ad again main lake pm [1520 per BirdGuides], 4 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, f Goldeneye still, 5 Stonechat still, Grey Wagtail, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Longford "Wright Way cTQ051766": House Martin [Ldn foy] 1330 (Cheech Albanese via eBird)
  • Lynsters Farm: incl pr Shelduck, 13 Gadwall early-am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Munden Estate nr Bricket Wood: Raven (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • North Met Pit: m Smew, pr Goldeneyes (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Pinner: 2 Redwing (Nigel Barratt)
  • Polhill: Red Kite (Jack Headley)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": incl Yellow-browed Warbler still, w/ 7 Chiffchaff am (Michael Healey via eBird); Kestrel over, Firecrest c250m downriver from YBW at TQ275676 am (David Barnett via eBird); also 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still 1400 (BirdGuides)
  • Putney Heath: 2 Stonechat m&f windmill ride (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 2 Oystercatcher, Avocet, 4 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, Dunlin, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Marsh Harrier, Firecrest still, Water Pipit (Patrick Hart via Friends of RSPB RM FB)
  • Rotherhithe: Caspian Gull 1w on thames off greenland pier early pm, also Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Common Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 250 Herring Gull incl german-ringed 2w (Richard Bonser)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Mediterranean Gull ad evg roost (Mathew Bournat tweet)
  • Shirley: incl Common Buzzard low S mid-am, 2 Redpoll fdr (Sheila Mason per Gavin Hawgood via Croydon Birders)
  • Southgate "Ivy Rd N14": m Goldcrest singing (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoir: 8 Shelduck, Scaup still s basin w bank, 23 Goldeneye, 8 Black-necked Grebe still together on n basin am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, 3 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Kestrel, Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, 6 Stock Dove, 7+ Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat [record count] 6 together, 10+ Fieldfare, 4 Reed Bunting 3m f, pr Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Thames Ditton: 2 Linnet over gdn (Billy Dykes)
  • The Holllies, Sidcup: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker m drumming f nearby, Nuthatch, 2 Coal Tit, Peregrine (Eric Brown)
  • Thorndon CP "n section 0815-0945": incl 4 Common Buzzard (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Town Park "Enfield": 2 Northern Shoveler m&f, m Common Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, 68 Black-headed Gull, 3ad Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove inc two fighting, Grey Wagtail 'over-flow' stream (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger Farm: Stonechat m behind lawsons ltd (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "main gp": Yellow-legged Gull 2w briefly, Stonechat f in fields n of gp (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 9 Stonechat bomb crater field (JW Davies); 2 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, Little Egret (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit still in no1 reedbed [m trapped & ringed early-am], m Black Redstart again lockwood s end, Firecrest, 4 Stonechat, 3 Peregrine, 4 Goldeneye, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 4 Shelduck, Greenfinch, Goldcrest (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Meadow Pipit, 9 Stonechat, Mistle Thrush singing, 11 House Sparrow, 12 Greenfinch (Harry Harrison)
  • West Molesey: Caspian Gull ad circled then downriver toward molesey 1055 (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Westbourne Green "Westbourne Park, Grand Union Canal": Coot w/ plastic ring "HFH" (Francis O'Sullivan)
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Med Gull amongst BH Gulls on the football pitches at Wormwood Scrubs.

  • Wormwood Scrubs: Mediterranean Gull still w/ B-h Gull flock, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Stonechat f, 2 Meadow Pipit, Jackdaw (Charlie Farrell); Reed Bunting mid-aft (Oliver Flory)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 5 Red Kite [3 & 2 together. Probably some overlap with Ten Acre Wood sightings] (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)

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