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* Trent Park: m Blackcap bushes nr upper lake (Robert Callf)
 
* Trent Park: m Blackcap bushes nr upper lake (Robert Callf)
 
* Trump Street EC2: Water Rail 08:20 alive and well taken away for release at a suitable site (Nick Senior)
 
* 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)
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* [[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)
   
 
== '''Sunday 6th October 2019''' ==
 
== '''Sunday 6th October 2019''' ==

Revision as of 15:39, October 7, 2019

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Monday 7th October 2019

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Sunday 6th October 2019

  • 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)
  • Antill Road E3: Tit flock through garden including 21 Long-tailed Tits and Goldcrest, Coal Tit still present (Harry Harrison)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Canons Park, Edgware, Middx: Swallow flying west, Sparrowhawk (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group monthly birdwalk).
  • London Wetland Centre: 30 Wigeon, Jack Snipe, 15 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, Linnet (Oscar Dewhurst).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Redwing over W, 2 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker (Alastair Dent)
  • Sheepwash Pond, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, NW7: 1w Grey Wagtail (Bob Husband, Sue Widdowfield)
  • 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)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • The Brook BR5: 4+ Goldcrest, 8 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, m Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, Sparrowhawk, 2 Comorant (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Wheatear (Rhys Evans)

Saturday 5th October 2019

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)  
  • Fairlop Waters: Red-Legged Partridge, Snipe, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Blackcap, 2 Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Buzzard (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • 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)
  • Hemans Estate Commuity Garden-Stockwell: 1 f House Sparrow on feeder (Michael Mac)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Cetti's Warbler singing by the pond (Alastair Dent)
  • Morden Hall Park: Redwing W, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 8 Chaffinch, 5 Meadow Pipit E and 2 Sparrowhawk. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Muswell Hill: 4 Common Buzzards gaining height over Queens Wood 1330; together for a while (Trevor Wyatt)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Tottenham Marsh: 2 Stonechat (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley: Firecrest Oakfields, Buzzard briefly perched in the same tree (Mark Fairless)
  • Trent Park: 2 Blackcap, c30 Canada Goose, Cormorant, 4 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, f Shoveller, 2 Stonechat m,f. ( Pete Lowman ).
  • Queen’s Wood, N10, 1325: Common Buzzard, low over tree tops and garden (Matt Evans). common Buzzard harassed by crows 1432 (Bob Watts)
  • 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)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff (Tony Blake)

Friday 4th October 2019

  • 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)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conradllam):
  • Dagenham Chase: 1 Common Snipe 47 Lapwing,2 Teal,1 Grey Wagtail,2 Pied Wagtail,5 Stock Dove,1 Sparrowhawk M (Steve Bacon)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Redwing sw (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe (Nick S) Surname please?
  • Mugswell "specifically TQ2630854481": 4 Stonechat on arable farm hedges (Keith Bates)
  • Pinner HA5: 30+ Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • 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)
  • Regents Park: Ring Ouzel (Twitter)
  • 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)
  • Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret still, 6 Redwing, 8 Shoveler (Friday Bird Group)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sidcup: Peregrine (Patrick English)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Redwing s 08:20 (Neil Batten)
  • 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)
  • Trent Park: 135 Canada Goose lower lake, {f Green-veined White, Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Copper} (Robert Callf)
  • 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
  • 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

  • Alexandra Park: Redwing (first of autumn) N, 45+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Jackdaw, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine, Little Grebe (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: "Parliament Hill", 2 Common Gulls, and 22 Black h Gulls 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)
  • Lea Bridge "E5": 2 Grey Wagtail by the weir (Alastair Dent)
  • 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)
  • Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret (a Park record) all on Lower Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 2 Redwing low s calling 08:35 (Neil Batten)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 Firecrest (near Crescent Wood Rd entrance) (Steven Robinson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat (Lammas Meadow), Meadow Pipit (over Bomb Crater Field) Pied Wagtail, 4 Linnet (rear paddocks) (Alastair Dent)
  • 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)
  • West Putney SW15, Merlin S 16.15 (R.Kaye)
  • Worcester Park “gdn 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 Greenifnch N and a Chiffchaff (Isaiah V.Rowe)

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

  • 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)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler [15th day], 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • 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)
  • 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).
  • Dagenham Chase: 3 Common Snipe ,46 Lapwing ,2 Stock Dove on slack, 1 Garden Warbler,3 Blackcap,6 Chiffcha in scrub om Crowfoot Matsh (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)
  • 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)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Jackdaw over ca 10am (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Mill Hill Park "NW7": 5 Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Orpington- BR5 2 Redwing west 07.00 the first of the autumn here. (Charlie Carpenter)
  • Pinner HA5: 30+ Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • 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)
  • Regent's Park. Grey Wagtail (between area 7 and 12) 9:00 (G J Francis)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Little Egret still (S.Read); Great White Egret (P.Davies)
  • Sturgess Avenue "NW4": Swallow S 11:45 (Toby Mylett)
  • 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)
  • Tufnell Park N19: 2 Swallow SW @1145 (Francis Tusa)
  • Waltamstow Wetlands: 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Snipe, ~10 Chiffchaff (Rhys Evans)
  • Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher, 11 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, Blackcap, Mandarin (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, 10 Stonechat, 16 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Blackap, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Song Thrush, 3-4 Blackcap, 2 Chiff Chaff and 5 Redwing over NWest (first for the Autumn) before 9am. (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 1st October 2019

  • 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 gold crests moving through tall limes in The Grove 12.00 (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler [14th day], Common Whitethroat, 2-3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 4-5 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit over, Peregrine [as usual] (Reuben Braddock)
  • Barnes waterside: 8 Gadwall, 25+ House Martin over, singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • 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)
  • Bayhurst Woods, open space: 4 Raven together low overhead calling. Mild skirmishing., then split off into pairs 09:50 (Richard Francis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Little Egret on Lower Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman per P Barber)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Black-headed Gull [first of autumn], 2 Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Trent Park: 127 Canada Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, f Stonechat, 2 Swallow (Pete Lowman/Robert Callf)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Monday 30th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 24 Meadow Pipit, 5 House Martin E, 5 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler [13th day], Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap [1m, 2f], 5-6 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Barnes waterside: 60+ House Martins feeding as they moved over 08.30ish (Neil Anderson)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broxbourne Woods: a juvenile Gannet was found grounded in the woods and photographed (Nick Elmes per Adam Wilson)
  • Chingford Plain: Woodlark briefly, imaged....just! before flying off high NW at 12.43pm, also 4 Stonechat, Whinchat, a dozen Meadow Pipits and a Southbound Hobby (Ken Murray)
  • Greenwich Park: Tawny Owl (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill - Lesser Whitethroat, in tit flock, Also 5 Chiffchaffs. Vis mig (0745 - 0900) 150 Meadow Pipits S/ SW, 10 Goldfinches SW, 2 Chaffinches N, Linnet N, 3 Song Thrushes over, 20 Swallows W, 30 House Martins W (Pete Mantle)
  • Lower Clapton ("E5"): Coal Tit on garden feeders - a first for me here (Alastair Dent)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Pimlico Gardens: Mediterranean Gull 2cy upriver, Yellow-legged Gull 1cy (Nick Senior)
  • Pinner HA5: 2 House Martin, Chiffchaff (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill "am vismig from 0630": incl flock of 10 Jay S, 3 Skylark fos SW, 18 Swallow S/SW, 2 House Martin S, 4 Mistle Thrush E, Wheatear S 0950, 2 Grey Wagtail SW/SE, 132 Meadow Pipit S/SW, 5 Chaffinch SW/S, 19 Greenfinch over, 20+ Linnet S, c5 Siskin fos S (Twitter)
  • Rainham: 2 Spoonbill, Marsh Harrier, 3 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (James Palmer)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Little Egret (J.Few)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Hobby SW, c300 House Martin SW 08:30-09:30, 7 Meadow Pipit, f Pintail 09:30 on relief channel: 7 Skylark W, m. and f Stonechat on Pattypool Mead (Martin Shepherd)
  • St Paul's Cray BR5 "gdn: Swallow W a'noon (Jack Headley)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 30+ Meadow Pipit (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: f Stonechat 'Old Golf Course', m Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest (Robert Callf); also 2 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 20 Canada Goose , 4 Goldcrest, 12 Goldfinch, Kestrel, Song Thrush, f Stonechat still present at 16 00 hours, Green Woodpecker (Pete Lowman)
  • Tufnell Park “Huddleston Road”: 8 Mistle Thrush on aerials at 08.25 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Spotted Flycatcher still (HarringayBirder)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, Spotted Flycatcher, 91+ Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 109 House Martin, 11 Swallow, 22+ Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Snipe, 30+ Jay (flock of 14 high in from east compelled me to try and count them), 2 Little Owl, 4 Reed Bunting, 7 Chaffinch, 31 Linnet in one flock, 7 Mistle Thrush, 4 Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Gull, 14 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 4 buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Spotted Flycatcher (G. James)
  • Worcester Park: 9 Meadow Pipit S this morning (Isaiah V.Rowe)

Sunday 29th September 2019

  • Bayford station: Swallow, heading S (Jon Agar)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, c100 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self, Andrew Haynes), 5 Snipe (Roy Beddard)
  • Bushy Park: 6 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldfinch, 8+ Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 3 House Martin, 6+Jay, Kestrel, 3 Long Tailed Tit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 4 Pied Wagtail, 8 Reed Bunting, Snipe (Woodcock?) (flying NW high up), Song Thrush, 3 Stonechat, 3 Swallow (Ian R Watson)
  • Child's Hill Park "NW2": Common Buzzard 15:35 (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenwich Park: Swallow (Ray Crouch)
  • Rye Meads RSPB Reserve, Herts: Wigeon, Hybrid Duck (Shoveler x Gadwall?), 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, Hobby, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, Kingfisher, 4 Stonechat, Whinchat, (Bob Husband, Marian Rastelli, Fay Broom, Robin Morden at RSPB Groups' 50th Anniversary event - organised by SE Herts Group)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 12 Mandarin Duck (4f, 8m), 91 Stock Dove (including 77 in ploughed field south of Darlands), 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 27 Rook, 4 Coal Tit, 24 Chiffchaff, 11 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest (Oakfields), 4 Nuthatch, 140+ Starling, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Folly Farm), 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Linnet (Migrant Hedge) {Red Admiral} (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 100+ House Martin, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Peregrine (Rhys Evans)
  • Woodford Green: Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Little Egret and 2 House Martins SW (Ken Murray)

Saturday 28th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Hobby west over Grove, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Antill Road E3: Chiffchaff in garden (Harry Harrison)
  • Bankside/Southbank: Garden Warbler, Female Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 6-7 g Chaff (Andrew Middleton & Ken Murray)
  • Battersea Park: 11 Mandarin, 6 pr Gadwall and 3 singles, pr Mute Swan 3 cygnets, Little and Great-crested Grebes (Michael Mac)
  • Battersea Rise Cemetary, SW11: Green Woodpecker hopping and feeding along the ground (Manuel Lovell)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 100+ House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest (Leo Batten, Roy Beddard, Pete Lowman); 3+ Shoveler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Erith Pier: 4 1cy Caspian Gulls, 7 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1cy Great Black-backed Gull with Norwegian ring (Josh Jones, Jamie Partridge)
  • Fairlop Waters: 4 Stonechat, Wheatear, Kingfisher, Common Buzzard, 5 Mistle Thrush, Swallow, Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, Blackcap. (Neil Twyford)
  • Footscray Meadows : 5 Little Grebe, 3 Egyptian Goose, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, 4 Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, c10 Chiffchaff , 4 Goldcrest , Jay (Mike Amos).
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Little Grebe, Redstart, 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: 70 Swallows and 90 House Martins S early on, both in two large flocks (Pete Mantle)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Curlew Sandpiper spynes mere pm (Richard Perry/Gordon Hay per Dave Harris tweet)
  • Morden Hall Park (08:40-11:42): 3 Meadow Pipit SW, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk high S (Arjun Dutta)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access" (1500 -1520): 2 Mistle Thrush, 11 Meadow Pipit, ad m Yellow Wagtail, 15 Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • The Brook BR5; 5 Little Grebe, m Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, calling Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir permit access only: 1 Common Sandpiper. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Rainham Marshes: "vismig" 257 Starling W, 97 Meadow Pipit S, 7 Skylark, 26 House Martin, 11 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail; also 2 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 8 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 7 Avocet, Snipe, Curlew, 2 Ruff, Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, 2 Stonechat, 2 Whinchat (Andrew Self)
  • Richmond: 12 Golden Plover flew SSW over Selwyn Avenue 17.30. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Richmond Park: Autumn Bird Count, 61 species (Richmond Park Bird Group)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": Grey Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black-necked Grebe 1 on N & 1 on S basin, 2 Little Grebe on N basin. 2 Hobby over Stanwell Moor village.(Franko J Maroevic)
  • Sutton Community Farm: Red Kite, f Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit over (Neil Anderson/Derek Coleman & LNHS botany group)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat (Leyton Marsh NW corner, 1m, 2 f-type), 3 Linnet, 4 Pied Wagtail, Kestrel (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: Osprey S 0810 (Tony Brown tweet), Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, 14 Meadow Pipit, 18+ Chiffchaff, Stonechat (1w m 3rd day), 2 Skylark, 3 House Martin,Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 13 Shoveler, 21 Teal, Coal Tit, Mistle Thrush (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Chiffchaff, Coal tit, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 43 Teal, 67 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, Hobby (Wanstead Birders)

Friday 27th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail west, 165+ House Martin mostly S, 3 Swallow S, 89 Meadow Pipit, 16 Jackdaw, 2 Linnet S, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff 0750 to 1110 (APOG Birders)
  • Antill Road E3: coal tit on garden feeder, first since December 2017 (Harry Harrison)
  • Brent Park: House Martin [foy, finally] S 15:50, Grey Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: "vismig" 75 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 31 Meadow Pipit, 5 Greenfinch (Andrew Self)
  • Brixton: Blenheim Gardens Estate - 2 Swallow E (Tony Stones)
  • Hilly Fields Lewisham: Hobby, Chiffchaff (juv), Nuthatch, 2 Song Thrush, 2 House Martin over (Tom Moulton, Conrad Ellam et al)
  • Morden Hall Park: 0750-0850 15 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Linnet, all S, Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Nick Rutter)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig [most thru 0715-0735]": incl 6 Swallow S, 110 House Martin [75 & 35] S 0725, 2 Grey Wagtail SW, 3 Pied Wagtail SW/W, 20 Meadow Pipit S/SW, 6 Linnet fos S (Twitter)
  • Staines Res: 300 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Staines Birders)
  • St Paul's Cray BR5 "gdn": 20+ House Martin very low over (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 61 Canada Goose, f Mandarin Duck, m Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Robert Callf); also m Pochard lower lake (Pete Lowman)
  • Wallington area (08:03-08:24:) 22 Meadow Pipit S, 2 Linnet SW, Common Buzzard high W. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Wanstead Flats: 140 House Martin into the wind, while 16 Swallow flew at right angles to it south, 29 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 8 Chaffinch (a prelude of things to come), Linnet, Reed Bunting, Stonechat, 5 Mistle Thrush,6+ Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl, 9 Teal (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 45 Teal, Hobby, Kingfisher, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Rob Sheldon/Sean Kerrigan)
  • Woodford Green: Mandarin, Hobby, 2 Collared Doves, 2 Greenfinches, c.dozen Meadow Pipits, also tranches of hirundiness all South by at least 12.45pm c50+ of the latter, clearly a movement going on. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park “gdn vismig 7:30-8:30am”: 3+ Linnet S, 45 Meadow Pipit SE/S, 44+ House Martin S and a distant singing Chiffchaff (Isaiah V.Rowe)

Thursday 26th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler [9th day - showing very well this morning], Common Whitethroat, f Blackcap, 4-5 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brockwell Park: 3 Chiffchaff, c. 30 Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch - all 'bare tree' BMX track area (Tony Stones)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase : Kingfisher front lake, Water Rail and 7 Teal Hooks Hall Pond, Mistle Thrush on Slack,Chiffchaff , Swallow ,Meadow Pipit on Fels Field (Steve Bacon)
  • Erith: 1cy Caspian Gull briefly, 2 Sandwich Terns downriver at 11:40, 12+ Arctic and 30+ Common Terns in one tight flock upriver and then high south inland at 08:35, 4+ Yellow-legged Gulls (Josh Jones)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Grey Wagtail, Black-headed Gull, I think I read yellow ring with 10X42 binos at 15m "20BP" (Patrick English) 2DBP
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Little Grebe, Kingfisher (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead Heath: Wheatear (m) on the running track, later flushed by lapper. 50 House Martins, 2 Swallows W, 2 Meadow Pipits over (Pete Mantle) common buzzard flying around near the viaduct pond around 5pm (Jamie cedar)
  • Ladywell Fields: Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe, 20+ House Martin, 8 Snipe (Simon Fogg)
  • Pinner HA5: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir permit access only: 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 4th cal yr SW bank, 2 Peregrine Falcon ad m, juv fem. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 10 Arctic Tern juvs flew W by mid am with 13 Common Tern, 9 Arctic Tern juvs on rafts on N basin till at least 13.30, 2 Grey Plover over, 4 Black-necked Grebe 3 on N basin, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat .(Dave Morris per FJM) 275 Shoveler mostly on S basin. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • St Paul's Cray BR5 "gdn": 4 Swallow thru evening, 5+ Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Thames Barrier: Sandwich Tern upriver at 13:04 past Anchor & Hope pub, 2cy Yellow-legged Gull (Josh Jones)
  • Thamesmead: 2cy Yellow-legged Gull at Princess Alice Way (Josh Jones)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 80 House Martins, 24 Mistle Thrush, Water Rail, Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 70+ Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, 5 Skylark, 5 Swallow, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush (Nick Croft)
  • Woodford Green: Song Thrush, 3-4 Blackcap, 2-3 Chiffchaffs, Hobby NW at 11.59am and again low over the house SW at 12.45pm (Ken Murray)

Wednesday 25th September 2019

  • Bankside: Garden Warbler [8th day], Common Whitethroat, 2 f Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • London Wetland Centre: Kingfisher dropped into a channel on the Grazing Marsh, 4 Meadow Pipit heading SW, small groups of House Martins feeding and flying off SW, Grey Wagtail in otter enclosure, 10 calling Chiffchaff in Wildside, numerous singing Cetti's Warblers (Martin Honey & B. Page)
  • Hampstead heath: common buzzard perched in tree above kingfisher nest bank at viaduct pond at 6:30 (Jamie Cedar)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: singing Cetti's Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher (Alastair Dent)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Black-headed Gull [first of autumn] (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Raynes Park: Chiffchaff calling (Paula Redmond)
  • Rainham Aveley Bay:1st W Caspian Gull on foreshore then flew onto thames,9 Avocet,1 Curlew,41 Teal (Steve Bacon)
  • Richmond: (over Station 5.50pm) 3 House Martin flying SW (Ian R Watson)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Mistle Thrush s. 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff am (Neil Batten)
  • St Paul's Cray BR5 "gdn": 50+ House Martin thru c18:30, 2 Cormorant low over, Sparrowhawk (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 3 Firecrest (Oakfields), M Stonechat (Corn Field - Folly Farm), 16 Canada Geese, 2 Mandarin Duck, 2 Teal, 46 Stock Dove, Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Little Owl, Kingfisher (Darlands), 3 Kestrel, 12 Rook, Skylark (Folly Farm), 6 Swallow W, 15 House Martin S, 21 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 130+ Starling, 10+ Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 34 Meadow Pipit (20 S, 14 Folly Farm), Reed Bunting S (Samuel Levy)
  • Wallington - Wilson's School: 4 Godwit sp S/SW at 10:51 (Probably Blackwits.) c.60 House Martin W 15:25-15:40, Meadow Pipit heard. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Still 100 House Martins, Reed Warbler, 10 Meadow Pipits (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Spotted Flycatcher still Long Wood, 23 Meadow Pipit south, 4 Skylark, Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, House Martin, 2 Swallow, Peregrine Falcon, Hobby, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 19 Teal, 8 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: at least 6 Goldcrest, Teal (Rob Sheldon)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Goldcrest, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 3-4 Chiffchaff through by 10.30am, also male Sparrowhawk, House Martin South at 10.45, and Hobby over East at 3.23pm. (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 24th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 55+ House Martins S c1030 during break in rain, Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Peregrine (Bob Watts)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, f Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch [Garden Warbler has now been present at least seven days, Blackcap and Whitethroat even longer. Seemingly all kept here by the fruiting pyracantha bush. Poor photo of Garden Warbler on Twitter/eBird] (Reuben Braddock)
  • Banstead: 1,175 House Martin S to SW over four hours late morning onwards, including a flock of 700 (Steve Gale)
  • Barnes waterside: 35+ feeding House Martin (Neil Anderson)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park: 2 Eurasian Teal still present - only my third record here (Robert Callf)
  • Crossness NR :8 Cetti`s Warbler, 30 Teal, 28 Lapwing, 4 Shoveller, 3 Gadwall, Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Barn Owl, 23 Greylag Goose, 24 Canada Goose, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, Pheasant, Heron. Thames and Foreshore : c 175 Teal, Shelduck, 5 Redshank, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti`s Warbler, Great Crested Grebe and juvenile, 59 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 14 Gadwall, 2 Widgeon, c 250 Black-headed Gull, Heron, (Bernie Weight).,
  • Greenwich: Tawny Owl calling at 3.30-3.40am Back Gardens of Woodlands Park Road and Tuskar Street. Last record from my House was February 1996. (Richard Green)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan pr & three juvs - adult m with orange darvic 4EIT, 3 Greylag Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose pr & 2 juvs - adult female with ring no 1420736, 5 Mandarin Duck 3m 2f, 2 eclipse m Northern Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff nr Priory Hosp, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper together, 4 Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 40 House Martins, some feeding over Highgate No.1 others moving through SW. Also, 2 Swallows S, and 6 Chiffchaffs (1 singing) Pete Mantle
  • KGV: Lock is back in operation. Take old key back to Walthamstow Wetlands with permit and they will give you new key. (Neville) (Thanks Neville. Paul Francis)
  • London Wetland Centre: (very brief visit at 1pm) 26 House Martin SSW (Martin Honey)
  • Putney Heath: 2 Chiffchaff; 2 Little Egret, Kingsmere (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Wallington Garden: 10 House Martin W at 17:55. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 56 Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, Snipe, 2 Common Sandpipers, Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine, 150+ House Martin, 2 Sparrowhawk (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 40+ House Martin south, 7 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaff, 16 Teal, 8 Shoveler, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Tiny wader speedily west, south of Heronry (didn't get much on it as my bins were misted up and through the rain apart from its size, aproximately the size of a sparrow, so I'd have to go with a stint sp!), 80+ House Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, Blackcap, 4 Wigeon, 60+ Gadwall, 47 Teal, 18 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestttrel, Hobby, Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Woodford Green: Chiffchaff at 8am, Goldcrest 9.38am, Swallow and 2 House Martin West 1.13pm followed by 2 Hobbies South at 1.15pm. (Ken Murray)

Monday 23rd September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Swallow S, 17 Meadow Pipit, 11 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Balham, SW12: Chiffchaff singing, Brierley Road, 7am (Nick Granger-Taylor)
  • Bexleyheath: 150+ House Martins south over Horsham Road 3.45pm (Ralph Todd)
  • Brockwell Park: Collared Dove straight through - rare here, 50 House Martin in group over, 1 Swallow, f Sparrowhawk all in 40 mins (Michael Mac)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Cetti's Warbler, Little Grebe (Patrick English)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 30 Swallows, and 20 Meadow Pipits S, am (Pete Mantle)
  • Honor Oak Park SE23 "garden": 2 Coal Tit, Jay (Paul Francis)
  • Kentish Town: Sparrowhawk flew low SE, Grey Wagtail around train station 07.30 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Pimlico Gardens: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls on moored barges 1cy & Adult, 53 House Martin East, 2 Chiffchaff (Nick Senior)
  • Priest Hill: 292 House Martin & 50 Swallow NW & W. 1 Red Kite, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Neil Batten ); 3 Whinchat, 4+ Stonechat (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Putney Heath: Little Egret - Kingsmere (J.Wilczur)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Scadbury Park LNR: 35+ House Martin, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 13+ Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Valentines Park: 255 Canada Geese, 26 Greylag Geese, 8 Egyptian Geese inc 4 1 week old chicks, 6 Greylag x Canada Hybrids, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Mistle Thrush (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 100 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 3 Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 8+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Blackcap, 10 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting, c. 750 Starling, Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, 17 Teal, 8 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 1 Green Woodpecker, 17 Teal (Daniel Whitelegg); Spotted Flycatcher, 12+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Mistle Thrush, 4 Wigeon, 62 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 10 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)

Sunday 22nd September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 4 Chiffchaff, Peregrine (APOG Birders). 2 Peregrines, both looking like males, making playful excursions from transmitter around 17.00 (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Beddington Farmlands: Great Egret early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 7 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 40 House Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self, Magnus Andersson)
  • Dagenham Chase: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, c15 Blackcap, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker ( Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Dartmouth Park "NW5": Little Egret flew east over Laurier Road 0750 (Tim Blackburn)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Stock Dove, 4 Mandarin Duck, 4 Egyptian Geese (Paul Collins)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 2 Song Thrush flushed and Collared Dove S (Pete Mantle)
  • Hendon "NW4": Tawny Owl at private site (Toby Mylett)
  • Hogsmill NR: 7 Shoveler, Teal, 3 Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Nick Tanner)
  • Kingston Bridge: 1 Great Black-backed Gull 16:45 (Neil Batten)
  • KGV Res "permit only": 2 Great Egret then N up lee valley 0810 (BirdGuides)
  • London Wetland Centre: 9+ Common Snipe,1 Common Sandpiper, c30 House Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Water Rail (Louis Freeland-Haynes) 3 Meadow Pipit S (WWT website)
  • Molesey: Great Egret W along Thames before 8am (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham Marshes: Guillemot on Thames 0650 (Paul Hawkins tweet) 30 wigeon, 4 sparrowhawk, 4 stonechat, whinchat, wheatear, 10 avocet, curlew, 5 kestrel, 2 marsh harrier, 2 buzzard. (Jamie Cedar)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Pheasant 1f 1juv m, Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron [1 high N], Red Kite, mobbed by Sparrowhawk as it returned low over wood, 8 Stock Dove, 15 Skylark, 68+ Meadow Pipit flew up from 'rough', f Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Rook 1ad 1juv, 5 Reed Bunting, 5 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Trent Park:A clear but brief view of a Lesser-spotted Woodpecker in Sallows in the Gully just south of Moat Wood near the second wooden bridge. A rare visitor these days.( Pete Lowman).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: f Garganey main pit still (Rick Flesher tweet)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: 2 Kestrel, singing Cetti's Warbler, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay (Jack Headley & Bernie Weight)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 20 Linnet, 16 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Great Egret n at 7-55 (Pete Lambert) Willow Warbler, 15 House Martins, 3 Common Sandpipers, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Grey Wagtail, 1m Kestrel, 2 Peregrine (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Walton-on-Thames: ad Caspian Gull by Xcel LC again early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Great Egret, and Little Egret flying low over east 0730, Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Shoveler, 2 Mandarin, Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 15 Mistle Thrush, 2 Common Gull (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Spotted Flycatcher (no Pied Flycatcher), Whinchat, Wheatear, 40+ House Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 9 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Linnet, 5 Mistle Thrush, 4 Skylark, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Shoveler, 25 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, Little OWl, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 7 Wigeon (year's first), 54 Gadwall, 13 Shoveler, 8 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, 7 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Nick Croft)
  • West Thurrock: Great Egret E downriver 0820 (BirdGuides)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Great White Egret, with a Little Egret flew over NE at 0750, 3 Teal, 35 Shoveler (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: 200+ House Martin moving NE/E over the garden, just before the rain. Also a single Meadow Pipit E earlier in the morning (Isaiah V.Rowe)

Saturday 21st September 2019

  • Beddington Farmlands. Female Teal.
  • Alexandra Park: 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw W, Little Grebe Boating Lake, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 8 Little Egret, Lapwing, 3 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Broomfield Park: 2 Teal (James Palmer)
  • Burgess Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe inc 1 juv, 2 Mute Swan (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush (Ian R Watson)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": f Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrest, {Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral} (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach "0745-1100": 4 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, Common Snipe, Woodlark E 0810, 3 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Grovelands Park: Shoveler, Common Gull, Spotted Flycatcher (James Palmer); also Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Egyptian Goose, 9 Mandarin Duck 7m 2f, 5 eclipse m Northern Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 1 Common Buzzard being mobbed by crow over Pryor's field at 1110 The buzzard is the same one who was in the area last weekend and has presumably been in the area since. It was fairly small and has some markings on its head that identified it as the same one. I saw it too at the same time around 11:00 and it flew over me twice. [JC] (Callum Farrell-Morris); the crows mobbing the buzzard also flushed a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel appeared at 11:15 in the west meadow, the Kingfisher is back on the stock pond at 9:45, Whinchat on the hill around Kenwood at 10:00, 2 tern sp at 10:30 heading south over Kenwood (Jamie Cedar)
  • Hollow Ponds: 1 Buzzard S, 1 Little Egret, 1 Jackdaw (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Great Egret back lake aft (BirdGuides)
  • KGV Res "permit only": incl 3 Black Tern (Stuart Smith via BirdTrack)
  • Lamorbey Park: 13 Common Gull on school playing fields (Mike Amos)
  • Little Woodcote: incl 6 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 13 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat (Arjun Dutta tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 20 Wigeon, 4 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 9 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Mile End "Antill Rd E3": {late Brimstone in garden} (Harry Harrison)
  • Morden Hall Park: incl 2 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 11 Great Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, Common Snipe, 2 Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 38 Collared Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine ad f, 344 Rose-ringed Parakeet in roost, 5 Jay, 73 Jackdaw, 2 Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 30 Long-tailed Tit, Willow Warbler, 17 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 11 Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit, 16 Greenfinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • New Cross Gate Cutting: 3 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 2 Red Kite {possible overlap with earlier Ravenor Park bird], {2 Willow Emerald at Northala pools- 1st site record} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite harried by Crow (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff am (Neil Batten)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Red Kite, {2 fighting Small Coppers} (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 17 Mandarin Duck on Beverley Brook (Nigel Jackman)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Egyptian Goose in flood relief, 3 Stonechat, Whinchat, 2 Reed Bunting (Neville Smith)
  • Staines Moor: Red Kite, 2 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher north end, c10 Yellow Wagtail (Shaun Ferguson tweets)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Black-necked Grebe, Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail early-am (Shaun Ferguson via Surrey Birding FB); also 6 Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Sunbury "Lower Sunbury": Fieldfare [Ldn fos] (per Adam Bolton tweet)
  • The Brook "BR5": 4 Little Grebe, singing Chiffchaff, singing Coal Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP "s section 0800-0930": incl Kestrel, 3 Skylark, Goldcrest, 3+ Treecreeper (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Totteridge Valley: 11 Yellow Wagtail south, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Red-legged Patridge, 5 Common Buzzard, 12 Chiffchaff in hedge by corn, Teal Darlands (Tony Clancy); 2 juv Red Kite Folly Farm, Whinchat Corn Field, 3 Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Common Buzzard (Samuel Levy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 2 Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe, 9+ Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Hobby, 4+ Swallow, 5+ Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, 4+ Chiffchaff, 1+ Reed Warbler am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Pied Flycatcher long wood (BirdGuides)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper (Alastair Rae); Common Sandpiper on spit pm, imm m Common Redstart by woodland trail at east end 17.20 (Garry James tweet)
  • Yeading Brook: 2 Red Kite N 1340 (Tim Rymer tweet)

Friday 20th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 6 Meadow Pipit, 7 Greenfinch (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 12 Wigeon, f Pintail, 11 Lapwing, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Tawny Owl, 12 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 6 Stonechat, Whinchat, 16 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 80 Linnet (BFBG blog)
  • Bernards Heath: Garden Warbler singing (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Buzzard East 13:25 (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Hobby pm (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Chafford Hundred "nocmig": calling Redwing [Ldn fos] audio-recorded previous night (David Darrell-Lambert per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 3 Swallow, Treecreeper, m Stonechat fels field (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Ellenbrook Fields "area incl Beech Farm & Coopers Green": incl Red Kite, 9 Skylark, 3 Swallow, House Martin, Stonechat, Whinchat (via BirdTrack)
  • Epsom Downs: 7 Stonechat 2m (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Fairlop Waters: Whinchat, Hobby, Kingfisher, Swallow, House Martin, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite at same time over garden [1 circling low immediately above & 2nd bird more distant], soaring Sparrowhawk mobbed by Crow (Neil Anderson)
  • Hackney Marshes: Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler, 14 Teal, Little Grebe, 4 Gadwall (JW Davies)
  • Hogsmill NR: 4 Shoveler, Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Grebe, c140 Black-headed Gull, House Martin (Nick Tanner)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl 97 Lapwing, 14 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 12+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Grey Wagtail am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Kenley Common: Little Owl (Derek Kelly)
  • London Wetland Centre: 19 Wigeon, 8 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank main lake, Kingfisher, 2 Sedge Warbler, Peregrine, Whinchat, Stonechat (WWT website); also incl 2 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat (Mike Coleman via BirdTrack)
  • Millfields "E5": 9 Mistle Thrush in SE corner (Alastair Dent)
  • Orpington "Boating Pond": 8 Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Primrose Hill: incl Common Buzzard WNW 1055, m Stonechat fos SW 0655, 2 Swallow S, Grey Wagtail SW, 8 Meadow Pipit N (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes: 13 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 2 Hobby, 7 Avocet, Golden Plover, 2 Common Snipe, Redshank, Ring-necked Parakeet, Kingfisher, 2 Skylark, 13 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Sand Martin, Stonechat, Coal Tit, 6 Jay, 12 Reed Bunting (Andrew Self); Cattle Egret still (Bill Stallard, Patrick Hart et al); Pintail (Patrick Hart et al); also incl 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier 2m 2juv, 4 Common Buzzard, 16 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 76 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 5 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 32 Blue Tit W, 8 Skylark, Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 22 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 23 Meadow Pipit, 70 Goldfinch, 12 Reed Bunting (Howard Vaughan, Patrick Hart, Andrew Litchfield via ELBF FB); 3 Curlew (Ian Plume per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Garden Warbler (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: f-type Marsh Harrier high W 1015 (per Aravind Ramesh tweet); Cetti's Warbler (Steve Read); 5 Shoveler, 60+ Pochard, 10 Great Crested Grebe including 3 juvs, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Hobby, 2 Grey Wagtail (Friday Bird Group); 2 Tree Pipit (P.Redmond, P.Davies)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 3 Egyptian Geese, 17 Gadwall, 34 Shoveler, 9 Teal [7 LNR], 21 Pochard, 34 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 15 Swallow, 17 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 6 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl Marsh Harrier over HMWT meadow, Water Rail, Curlew fr gadwall_hide briefly, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Hobby, 8 Yellow Wagtail (RSPB tweet)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • St Paul's Cray "BR5": Common Buzzard low over Home Bargains & Sports Direct then S (Jack Headley)
  • South Kensington "Queen's Gate": 2 Common Buzzard drifting N 0955 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Common Snipe (Rose Gillian via Staines Res & Moor blog)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17": 2 Chiffchaff both in song (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Valley: 18 Yellow Wagtail south, 13 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Buzzard (Tony Clancy)
  • Twitton, Kent "Incl Filston Fm": Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Stonechat, 4 Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer (Martin Dixon via BirdTrack)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Cattle Egret [1st site record] 0840-1720 then flew from main gp towards fishing & willows fm lakes (Rupert Evershed & Simon West tweets/BirdGuides); 2 Green Sandpiper, c6 Tree Sparrow (Steve Hughes via Herts BC); 4+ Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Hobby, Peregrine, 4+ Swallow, Reed Warbler, c100 Meadow Pipit (Tyttenhanger Birders per Herts BC); Stonechat willows fm (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 5 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 7+ Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 12+ Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: incl Sedge Warbler (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • Woodoaks Farm: incl flock of 80+ Linnet (Adam Bolton tweet)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear football pitches am (Isaiah Rowe tweet)

Thursday 19th September 2019

NB Please do not repost David Darrell-Lambert's BirdTrack records (they're in his name) on this page, There's no need for any BirdTrack records to be added here as London Bird Club already get them. [AS] Respectfully disagree. Till recently on the LatestNews page, these public records generally haven't been circulated in timely fashion to London birders as actionable news. 'Nothing is older than yesterday's newspaper.' And BirdTrack itself reposts BirdGuides reports. (Of course requests from self-named, i.e. identifiable, BirdTrack contributors like DD-L's should be respected.) Then please only repost 'interesting' reports otherwise LBC ends up with duplicate reports which means more work for recorders and those writing the LBR [AS]. Interesting BirdTrack sightings reposted here should of course include observer names when available, to avoid confusion. Anonymous BirdTrack records should be reposted sparingly and with caution.

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe, 4 Pochard both on Boating Lake, 9 Meadow Pipit, 15 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler in birches at east end of Tate at 09.10 [likely same one I just caught glimpses of yesterday. First autumn bird I've had here - surprisingly late too. Not seen again later in the day], Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Blckcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Butter Hill pond, Carshalton: 8 Egyptian Geese, 4 Canada Geese (Mike Earp)
  • Canons Farm: Hobby, 22 Skylark, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit, 10 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Crossness "Thames Shore": 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Grey Heron, 8 Cormorant, 2 Redshank, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, 200+ Black-headed Gull (Paul Francis)
  • Crossness NR: Jay, 50+ Magpie, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 15 Cetti's Warbler h, Linnet, Goldfinch, m Blackcap, 2 Little Grebe ad juv, 30+ Canada Goose, 2 Barn Owl in nest boxes (Paul Francis)
  • Falconwood "SE9": Common Buzzard (Patrick English)
  • Filter Beds Hackney: Spotted Flycatcher (J-P Elmes) Just checking J-P - was this at the Middlesex Filter Beds? Cheers, Alastair Dent
  • Finchley "gdn N3 sky watch 12:00-14:45": f Sparrowhawk S then W, Hobby S, Peregrine SW, 2 Grey Wagtail E, Grey Heron S, also 2 Goldcrest, 6 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, {Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Comma} (Samuel Levy)
  • Hackney Marshes: Kingfisher, 5 Teal, 2 Gadwall (JW Davies)
  • Hale End, Walthamstow: 170 Ring-necked Parakeet SW between 18:20 and 19:00 (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": Common Buzzard S, 30 House Martins S, 10 Swallows S, up to 20 Meadow Pipits on and around summit (Pete Mantle); Cohen's Field at 1pm - Chiffchaff and Meadow Pipit + 60 school kids (watched by teachers) rolling down the hill spooking any birds around lol, Cricket Pitch - 4 Pied Wagtails (Michael Mac); Peregrine Falcon at 5:40 over west meadow, then Kestrel at 5:45, Meadow Pipit in the grass near athlone house (Jamie Cedar)
  • Honor Oak "Devonshire Rd SE23": Grey Heron N 07.15 (Paul Francis)
  • Lamorbey Park: 8 Song Thrush ad and juv, Nuthatch, Grey Heron (Patrick English)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": Chiffchaff still present and now in song (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Common Snipe, Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, Stonechat (WWT tweet); also incl 3 Common Snipe, 2 Hobby, 2 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat am (David Hochadel via eBird)
  • Mitcham Common: Little Egret (Roger Morris via BirdTrack)
  • Priest Hill: Whinchat still, 6 Stonechat 2m (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: Cattle Egret still (Andy Tweed, Bernard Bradshaw, Tony O’Brien per ELBF FB); incl 3 Shelduck, 5 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 19 Avocet, 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 4 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, juv Peregrine, 55 Blue Tit W, 20 Bearded Tit, 7 Skylark, 2 Sand Martin, 14 Swallow, 9 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 29 Meadow Pipit (Howard Vaughan, Andy Tweed via ELBF FB); Green Sandpiper, 2 Raven, Spotted Flycatcher (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB)
  • Riddlesdown "Warlington Crt Fm fields 1615-1705": Kestrel, Common Redstart, m Stonechat, 3+ Meadow Pipit (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone: Common Buzzard, Goldcrest, 2 Hobby, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Stonechat, 6 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, {Small Copper} (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Teal, 2 Little Egret, Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Stonechat am (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Stocker's Farm: incl Little Egret, 8 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Stonechat pr in field by canal (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • The Brook "BR5": 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, calling Chiffchaff, Little Egret, 5+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Coot 2 prs with juvs (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: 3 Common Buzzard, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch, 11 Chiffchaff [many of them singing], 4 Blackcap (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap, leucistic Grey Heron, Hobby, 3 f Stonechat - Old Golf Course, {5 Red Admiral, Comma, Small Heath} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Garganey main gp still fr high viewpt, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 4+ Tree Sparrow (Steve Pearce via Herts BC); Stonechat willows fm (Simon West via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm, Bexley: Common Whitethroat, Chiffchaff (Patrick English)
  • Walthamstow (Hale End): 492 Ring Necked Parakeets SW between 18:00 and 19:00 (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Walthamstow Marshes "rear paddocks": Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet, 2 Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: Spotted Flycatcher, m Stonechat, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 35 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Skylark, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Stock Dove, Little Owl, Kestrel, 3 Common Buzzard, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 11 Teal, Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Swallow, Common Buzzard, Hobby, Great Crested Grebe, 16 Gadwall, 8 Teal (James Heal)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 1 Kingfisher, 1f Sparrowhawk, chasing Jay (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Worcester Park “gdn vismig 7:15-8:15am”: Hobby SW, Common Snipe high N, 3 Swallow NE, 4 Cormorant high W, Mistle Thrush NE, 4+ Meadow Pipit NE, Willow Warbler briefly in the gardn (Isaiah V.Rowe)

Wednesday 18th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Juvenile Little Grebe, Linnet, 9+ Meadow Pipit, 14 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Bob Watts)
  • Bankside: Blackcap, Common Whitethroat (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brent Reservoir "North Marsh": Common Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff (Steve Blake; "East Marsh" 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Lapwing, 2 Chiffchaff (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm & Banstead Woods: incl Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 5 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 6 Stonechat, 12 Meadow Pipit, 60 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2-3 Teal, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, pr Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit (Vincenzo Halley-Frame tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: incl juv Kestrel, 3 Stonechat m 2f, 27 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch (Duncan Jennings & Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: incl Little Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull [Pk-1st] over aft, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff (Richard Green tweet)
  • Hackney Marshes: Stonechat briefly in meadow by pylon, Little Egret on river (Alastair Dent)
  • Harmondsworth Moor: incl Spotted Flycatcher (per BirdTrack)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Green Sandpiper, Greenshank N, Yellow Wagtail N (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Kentish Town: Meadow Pipit over the train station NW at 08.45 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Hobby drifting high s together interacting 13:00, 1 Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 12 Wigeon, 3 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 10 House Martin S/SW, 6 Chiffchaff, 8 Meadow Pipit S (WWT website)
  • Oxleas Woods "SE9 1YG": 2 Tawny Owl calling 4.30am, 3 Common Buzzard circling 11.45, joined by 2 Sparrowhawk at 11.50 circling above them, also Coal Tit, Nuthatch both at birdbath (John Reid)
  • Panshanger Park: Cetti's Warbler singing dragonfly_trail, Spotted Flycatcher, 3+ Meadow Pipit (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite drifting over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill, Surrey: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Snipe, Whinchat, 5 Stonechat am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0620-0810": Swallow N, 2 Grey Wagtail SE, 50 Meadow Pipit most NNW 0650-0725, 7 Greenfinch over, 2 Goldfinch S (Twitter)
  • Rabley Park "incl Ridge, Herts": incl Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 7 Rook, 5 Jay, 12 Swallow, 9 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 27 Linnet, Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes: Cattle Egret flew west at 1555, 2 Common Scoter pair on river, 19 Avocet, 66 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Bearded Tits (Tom Jordan); Cattle Egret was on Butts Scrape between 15:15-15:55 when it flew off and landed on Wennington between Target Pools and Serin_Mound, 2 Common Scoter on river 08:30-10:15, 34 Lapwing, 72 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Swallow, 8 Reed Bunting, 11 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 24 Meadow Pipit, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Ring-necked Parakeet, 240 Teal, 19 Avocet, 3 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 5 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Hobby, 9 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 2 Ruff, 6 Kestrel, Common Snipe, 66 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Pochard, 2 Pintail, 3 Tufted Duck, 5 Bearded Tit, 6 Jackdaw, juv f Kingfisher, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler, {Red Admirals, Speckled Woods, Comma, 7+ Willow Emerald} (Samuel Levy et al); also 3 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Bearded Tit (Andy Reid et al per ELBF FB); Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Spotted Flycatcher (Paula Redmond)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 10+ Gadwall, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl 6 Wigeon, 20 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, 3 Meadow Pipit (Chris Farthing via BirdTrack)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 5 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 50 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, 40 Lapwing,2 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 6 Jay, Kestrel, 11 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Nuthatch (via BirdTrack)
  • South Norwood CP: Whinchat am (John Hughes per John Birkett tweet)
  • Staines Moor: Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redstart, Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting midday (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: incl 20 Gadwall, 15 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 20 Cormorant, Red Kite, 3 Lapwing, Kingfisher, 4 Jay, Kestrel, 3 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 4 House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail (via BirdTrack)
  • Stoneleigh Station "KT17": 1 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Ring-necked Parakeet (Neil Batten)
  • Thornwood Common "0900-1300": incl 2 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe 4juv, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 15 Chiffchaff, 18 Yellowhammer, 3 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Trent Park: 3 Blackcap, 7 Common Buzzard together east at 10:50 am, 4 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Song Thrush, f Stonechat, {2 Small Copper, 2 Comma, Ruddy Darter} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 9+ Swallow, Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Meadow Pipit on Leyton Marsh, harrassed by Pied Wagtail, 3 Stock Dove, f Kestrel on rear paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Stonechat, 2 Reed Warbler, 30 House Martin still (David Bradshaw)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Meadow Pipit over, Reed Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Mandarin, Shoveler (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, 110+ Meadow Pipit N, Lesser Whitethroat, 8+ Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, House Martin, Kestrel, Common Gull, 2 Shoveler, Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: No sign of Greenshank, Peregrine Falcon, Hobby, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, 6+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Teal, 10+ Shoveler, 20+ Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail (Mike Messenger/Nick Croft)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Whinchat, 2 Stonechat (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Meadow Pipit (Francis O'Sullivan)

Tuesday 17th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Whinchat NW perimeter, Meadow Pipit (Bob Watts)
  • Canons Farm: 8 Rook, 4 Skylark, 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 3 Stonechat 2m, 40 Meadow Pipit, 100 Linnet, 6 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Colley Hill, Surrey: f Common Redstart, Whinchat pm (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: Lesser Whitethroat, Stonechat am (Graham Harris per Duncan Jennings via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Epsom Downs and Walton Downs: incl 3 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Rook, Skylark, 12 Swallow, 16 Meadow Pipit (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Hackney Marshes: Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Teal, Grey Wagtail (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill”: Wheatear on athletics field at 09.00, c12 Meadow Pipit on hill, Grey Wagtail E, Blackcap at hedge 2, 4 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock) Wheatear still present at 17:30 and close to people, Common Buzzard (Kenwood), 2 Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, 8 Gadwall and 4 Shoveler on Highgate No 1 pond, large Brown Rat sitting in a tree with squirrels eating seeds (Michael Mac); also a Common Whitethroat at 2nd Hedge early on (Pete Mantle)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper, prob Common Redstart (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Shoveler, 19 Teal, Common Buzzard, 93 Lapwing, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Res: no sign of Hooded Merganser am (BirdGuides); "viewed from Sewardstone Marsh" 3 House Martin, 10 Swallow, Spotted Flycatcher on Hawthorn at 08:32, Yellow Wagtail (Martin Shepherd)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 3 Meadow Pipit s, 2 Stock Dove e (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, 4 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher wildside pm, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear (WWT website/tweet)
  • Mogador, Surrey: m Common Redstart, 6 Stonechat, 70 Meadow Pipit (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Molesey GP: Green Sandpiper am (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Panshanger Park: Kingfisher on R Mimram, 2 Raven, soaring w/ 2+ Common Buzzard (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Priest Hill: 2+ Spotted Flycatcher 4+ Chiffchaff 1 singing, Common Whitethroat, prob Common Redstart, Whinchat, with 5+ Stonechat pm (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Primrose Hill: 3 Sparrowhawk, 8 Swallow S/W, House Martin S, 17 Meadow Pipit, 15 Greenfinch am (Twitter)
  • Queen Mary Res "permit only": incl 29 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 35 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Riddlesdown: 2 Whinchat, Stonechat (Nicola Hunt per John Birkett tweet)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Stonechat 08:50 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Stanstead Innings "Banjo Lake TL385107": 2 Kingfisher (Amy Barker via Herts BC)
  • Trent Park: 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Goldfinch, 10 Canada Goose, f Mandarin, Nuthatch, Stonechat 1w f, Lesser Whitethroat, {Ruddy Darter} (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Whinchat, Wheatear am (TyttGP tweet); also 2 Stonechat willows fm late-pm (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: paddocks - Hobby, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 20 Chiffchaff, 10 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 15+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 7 Teal, 2 Reed Warbler, 46 Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 2 Common Buzzard, 14 Mistle Thrush, Red Kite, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, White Wagtail on East Warwick, 90 House Martin. (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, 2 m Stonechat, Tree Pipit, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 2 Common Snipe, 16 Swallow, 10 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 5+ Chiffchaff, 4 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Common Gull, 4 Shoveler, Teal (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank still on Heronry, 28 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 13 Meadow Pipit north, 8+ Chiffchaff, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 House Martin (Nick Croft)
  • West End "and R Lee": incl 5 Grey Partridge, Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 5 Jay, 100 Jackdaw, 2 Kestrel, 5 Skylark, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Nuthatch, Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 100 Goldfinch, 10 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Stonechat, Wheatear (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)

Monday 16th September 2019

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

Sunday 15th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard, 13 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warbler, Swallow (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (Brent Birders)
  • Broadwater "Harefield GPs [BirdGuides' grid ref TQ040890]": Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Broxbourne Woods: incl Goshawk mobbed by corvids, Common Buzzard am (Colin Edge via eBird)
  • Canons Farm: 35+ Chiffchaff, Stonechat am (Steve Gale tweet); incl 12 Swallow, Common Whitethroat (Paul Goodman via CFBW blog)
  • Cheam "Cricket Club": 1 Yellow Wagtail, 17 Meadow Pipit [4-6-3-1-3] various directions, Hobby, 6 Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, {but a surprise highlight of a Clouded Yellow butterfly today!} (Arjun Dutta)
  • Coursers Farm: incl Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, 5 Skylark, Whinchat, 5 Tree Sparrow, 6 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Cowley "Business Park UB8": Kingfisher - R Frays (Roger Dewey)
  • Crossness "incl WeBS count": incl 83 Shelduck, 692 Teal, Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 11 Cormorant, 38 Lapwing, 72 Black-tailed Godwit, 54 Redshank, 300 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Wheatear (Mike Coleman via BirdTrack)
  • Dagnam Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Colin Jupp per ElFB FB)
  • Dungeon Hill nr Woodmansterne "Surrey TQ269595": 2 Stonechat 0850 (Graham Harris per Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN); also Wryneck [from end of Kenneth Rd take footpath west then south] (Graham Harris per Duncan Jennings via DH Wildlife blog/BirdGuides)
  • Ellenbrook Fields "area incl Beech Farm & Coopers Green": incl Gadwall, 14 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 18 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 14 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 8 Linnet (via BirdTrack)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Kingfisher, Spotted Flycatcher, f Common Redstart (Steve Bacon tweet)
  • Farthing Downs: 2 Whinchat (BirdGuides)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 3 Swallow S (Samuel Levy)
  • Gallions Reach "0815-1230": 6 Teal, Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 11 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hammersmith "Broadway": Peregrine putting up pigeons on church (Neil Anderson)
  • Hampstead Heath: same Common Buzzard as yesterday, being chased by Red Kite over west meadow at 2:45pm, Hobby flying over trees at 3:30pm in west meadow, Reed Warbler heard at 3pm, Sparrowhawk over fitzroy park at 4:30pm (Jamie Cedar); also 100 Swallows, 10 House Martin, Sand Martin SW (Pete Mantle)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir "permit only": 2 Common Sandpiper (Bob Cripps via BirdTrack)
  • KGV Res "permit only": juv Hooded Merganser [origin unknown] 1055 (Neville Smith tweet); f Common Redstart (Adam Wilson); also incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Linnet pm (Graham Howie via eBird); Photos & subsequent sightings indicate adult female Hooded_Merganser rather than juvenile [but NS disputes this assertion with a tweeted photo of his own]. What are the current access arrangements please? Last I saw [recently on Twitter] they were still sorting a new birders' lock. Monday: I just spoke to the gatehouse at Walthamstow; they haven’t welded the new lock on yet. This is expected to be done ‘in a week or two’. Meanwhile, a few birders seem to be getting in somehow, perhaps by jetpack. (Sean Huggins).
  • Leyton "Tupelo Rd": Spotted Flycatcher (Graham Sutton per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: 96 Shoveler, 129 Gadwall, 10 Wigeon, 51 Teal, 58 Pochard, 88 Tufted Duck, Water Rail, 38 Lapwing, 5 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Kestrel over, Hobby hunting, Peregrine on hospital, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Nuthatch entrance area, 3 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res: 86 Teal, 3 House Martin (Neil Anderson)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Red Kite low over Northala, Meadow Pipit over (Neil Anderson)
  • Putney Heath: Spotted Flycatcher am (Les Evans-Hill tweet)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 5 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 1 Nuthatch in wood at SW end, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff near pumping station at SW end (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 3 Wheatear 0820 Brian Crathorne via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Tree Pipit (Howard Vaughan blog); 3 Tree Pipit (Nick Croft per ELBF FB); 102 Teal, 53 Black-tailed Godwit (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Romford "Ardleigh Green": 2 Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Raven, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl 5 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Simon Priestnall via eBird)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": Common Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail over (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh "patty pool mead along track beside reservoir": Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat mid morning (Brian Dawton); 2 Little Egret, 5 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 14 House Sparrow (Harry Harrison)
  • Staines Moor: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 14 Swallow, 3 Skylark, Common Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear, 28-36 Yellow Wagtail 1500, 11 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet (Dick Haydon via Surrey BN/BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4 Black-necked Grebe s basin (BirdGuides)
  • Thames (Beverley Brook outlet to Barnes Bridge): 4 Grey Wagtail, feeding flock 21 House Martin towards Barnes Bridge, singing Cetti's Warbler by LWC, 3 Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • Thorpe Park: incl Common Snipe (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • Titsey, Surrey "Clacket Ln services TN16 2ER": White Stork N aft (BirdGuides)
  • Totteridge Valley: ad m Common Redstart owl_field but elusive 1155, 2+ Whinchat folly fm in corn field still 1310, 360+ House Martin thru SE, 4 Grey Wagtail SW, Black-headed Gull SE, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 6 Goldcrest, 27 Swallow thru SE, 6 Meadow Pipit, 24 Chiffchaff, 28 Stock Dove, Kestrel, 11 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher darlands, 4 Mandarin Duck 3m 1f, Linnet owl_field, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 juv Red Kite folly farm, 12+ Yellow Wagtail corn field, 12 Rook, Stonechat corn field, {2 shrew sp, Red Admirals, Speckled Woods} (Samuel Levy); 3 Reed Bunting corn field, 10 Yellow Wagtail corn field (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: f Garganey main pit still, Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Hobby, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Wheatear paddock still, 4+ Yellow Wagtail, 5 Grey Wagtail am (Rupert Evershed tweet); also 3-4 Hobby main gp hunting dragonflies, Peregrine, 5+ Swallow, 5 House Martin (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm "DA5": 2 Whinchat, Common Whitethroat, Common Buzzard, Nuthatch (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Hobby, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 7 Grey Wagtail, 4 House Martin (Daniel Whitelegg); Garganey, Whinchat, Stonechat, Lesser Whitethroat (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Weald CP "0815-1000": incl Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Willow Warbler, 3+ Goldcrest, 7+ Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]
  • Wimbledon Common: Spotted Flycatcher ladies mile, 2 Stonechats plain, 2 Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail (Adrian Podmore et al)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Yellow Wagtail S (Isaiah Rowe per Surrey BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Whinchat (BirdGuides)

Saturday 14th September 2019

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

Friday 13th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher Grove 1400, 3 Common Buzzard together over garden centre then E 1408, Swallow west, 9 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, probable Common Buzzard pursued by crows, {Small Copper, Brown Argus} (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 9 Little Egret, Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, Common Sandpiper (Mike Dent per ELBF FB)
  • Banstead: Hobby S 1225 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl f Wigeon, f Pintail, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Common Buzzard, 5 Lapwing, 4 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Whinchat, Stonechat, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack); also incl 3 Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 13 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, Hobby, Peregrine, 2 Sand Martin, 120 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher [Roger Browne], Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting (per BFBG blog); also incl 15 Common Buzzard, 13 Lapwing, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Coal Tit (Glenn Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Brockwell Park: 1 Spotted Flycatcher still dead tree/BMX track now 6 days, Willow Warbler (Michael Mac)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: incl 18 Shoveler, 84 Teal, 8 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, Kestrel, 94 Swallow, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Bushy Park: incl 30 Swallow, Whinchat (via BirdTrack)
  • Canons Farm: Swift, 50 Swallow, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Bunting am (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Cowley "UB8": 1 Common Buzzard soaring (Roger Dewey)
  • Dagenham Chase: Wheatear (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Dagnam Park: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Denham CP: incl 2 Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher (John Western via BirdTrack)
  • Dungeon Hill: Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit (Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 2 Hobby (Steven Brown via Herts BC); Common Redstart, 2 Whinchat (per Herts BC)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Swallow, House Martin (Neil Twyford)
  • Garden Wood: Spotted Flycatcher (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: up to 4 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher still (Richard Green tweet)
  • Hackney Central: Red Kite being chased by 2 crows over station towards Hackney Downs !8:30 (Sue Barry)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": 4 Common Buzzards over [3 together at midday], Spotted Flycatcher briefly, 75 Meadow Pipits over, 50 Swallows, 10 House Martins, Chaffinch N, alba Wagtail E (Pete Mantle); "at 1715" another 6 Common Buzzards spiralled over Parliament Hill [5 drifted NE], Wheatear at the bowling green, 3 Spotted Flycatchers feeding from tree tops, Yellow Wagtail over, Peregrine over, another 10 Meadow Pipits NW (Pete Mantle); 2 Wheatear on bowling green 3pm, Spotted Flycatcher by highgate no1 pond (Jamie Cedar)
  • Heathrow: 3 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Red Kite (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Hogsmill NR: Shoveler, Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, 5 Stock Dove, House Martin, {c35 Red Admiral passage of around 8 an hour all moving purposefully SW. Seen Painted Lady do this before but not Red Admiral} (Nick Tanner)
  • Holloway Road “N7”: probable Common Buzzard circling distantly at 12.15 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 10 Meadow Pipit (Sean Harvey, Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Swallow SE, {4 Red Admiral SW in 50 mins} (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Yellow Wagtail on grazing marsh near Dexter cattle, 1f Sparrowhawk over main lake, 4+ Chiffchaff singing and calling (Martin R. Honey); 1f Common Redstart briefly by sand_martin bank (reported by Simon Fogg per MH); also 10 Wigeon, Kingfisher, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 9 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 3 Meadow Pipit SE (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR "members only": Spotted Flycatcher 1130 (MLCS via eBird)
  • Norbury Park: 3 Whinchat cow fields (BirdGuides)
  • Primrose Hill: 3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard NW, 2 Hobby hunting hirundines 1120, 60+ Swallow over, 100+ House Martin high S, Yellow Wagtail SW 1055, 13 Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch W, 2 Goldfinch S am (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Shelduck, Wigeon, Pintail, 5 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 16 Avocet, 5 Ruff, 2 Common Snipe, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 70 Stock Dove, 7 Skylark, 52 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 19 Swallow, Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 6 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 19 Cetti’s Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff Hello Andrew - where do you see the stock dove and meadow pipit? I don't recall seeing either at Rainham before. Thanks [Tim Smith] [Stock Doves were in back field from serin mound and Meadow Pipits were flying over all morning] (Andrew Self); Grey Wagtail, 27 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Kestrel, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 Gadwall, 58 Swallow SE, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 13 Common Buzzard S, 8 Skylark, 83 Lapwing, 199 Teal, Curlew, 17 Avocet, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Whitethroat, Hobby, 9 Grey Heron, juv m Marsh Harrier [Red FL], 4 Wigeon, Barn Owl, 5 Ruff 3juv 2ad, 5 Little Egret, 2 Common Snipe, 32 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, 2 Pintail, Bearded Tit, 8 Whinchat, {Red Admirals, 3+ Willow Emerald, Speckled Wood, Common Blue, Small Copper} (Samuel Levy); also 4 Pintail, 5 Marsh Harrier [ad m & ad f & 2cy m & 2 juv inc red tagged FL], 28 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, Kingfisher, m Peregrine, Jay, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Stonechat (Howard Vaughan, Andy Tweed, Patrick Hart via ELBF FB); also incl 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Stonechat early-pm (Lewis Lawes via eBird); Coal Tit (Steve Swinney per ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: very low Red Kite drifting over (Neil Anderson)
  • Regent's Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher by leaf-yard wood [area 41] 0825, Whinchat in chat bushes [nr a34] 0845 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Spotted Flycatcher (P Ryan); Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 12 Stonechat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat (Friday Bird Group); 5 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 20 Pochard, 6 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Hobby, Sedge Warbler (Jan Wilczur, Wendy Newnham)
  • Rowley Farm: 4 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Willow Warbler, 6 Swallow, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine (Vicky Buckel via Herts BC)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 2 male Northern Wheatear perched on electric fencing - large 'colour saturated' birds - I would suggest that they are not 'British birds' (Robert Callf)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Little Egret, f Marsh Harrier low E 1425, Hobby, Common Whitethroat, 8 Whinchat all east side, 2 Stonechat, 7 Northern Wheatear, 16 Yellow Wagtail R Colne late aft, c10 Meadow Pipit (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: 5+ Yellow Wagtails, 1 Wheatear along causeway of south basin 08.30 (Andy Roberts)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": Meadow Pipit calling N, 4 Pied Wagtail over (Jack Headley)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “12.15-15.45 HT 13.30”: 12 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon [on top platform of Thames crossing power pylon with 3 Raven on supporting steelwork of platform underside 30m away], 3 Raven, Great Black-backed Gull [CR bird on top of Broadness lighthouse and assumed WF5T returned but couldn’t confirm today], 3 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Chiffchaff, 48 Mallard [river] (Roger Keith)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Swallow (Samuel Levy)
  • Trafalgar Square: 1 White Stork circling 1130 approx half mile to East. Lost from sight as it lost height. (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Black-tailed Godwit still, Garganey, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, Peregrine, Hobby, Raven over, 2 Sedge Warbler, Stonechat, Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2+ Tree Sparrow (Tyttenhanger Birders)
  • Vauxhall "Riverside Walk": 2 Spotted Flycatcher 0715 (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Common Redstart, 2 Garganey still, Spotted Flycatcher near new hide, 4 Wheatear, Swift, 6 Common Buzzards soaring together, 1m Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Willow Warbler, 7 Common Sandpiper, 7 Meadow Pipits, 5 Grey Wagtail, 16 Mistle Thrush, 7 Swallow s, just 50 House Martins remaining, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 4 Teal (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 10+ Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Common Redstart, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 11 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 2 Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, 3 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, 4 Little Owl, 4 Teal, 5 Skylark, Nuthatch (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank for 9th day, 4 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Gadwall, 20 Teal, 10+ Shoveler, Kingfisher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft/Louise McCartney)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garden Warbler along New River, 31 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 14 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Stock Dove, 33 Moorhen, 255 Coot, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit over south, no sign of the Garganey, Pied Flycatcher, or Bullfinch (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Woodford Green: Goldcrest 7.45am, Peregrine creased the roof after an aborted Pigeon strike (generally only a couple seen annually at location), 7 Common Buzzards very high South over the Lee Valley escarpment at 11.55 am, followed by another 3 at 12.05pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Wheatear main track (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)

Thursday 12th September 2019

  • Alexandra Park: Common Whitethroat perimeter of cricket pitches, Spotted Flycatcher in cricket scrub, 3 Swallow WSW, 1 Meadow Pipit NE, Tawny Owl calling from Conservation Area (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Banstead Woods: incl 2 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher (Duncan Jennings via CFBW blog)
  • Beddington Park: incl 7 Little Grebe, 20 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel (Tony Sztypuljak via eBird)
  • Bonnett's Wood: incl 5 Jay, 8 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, Yellow Wagtail, 18 Greenfinch (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Brockwell Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher still round dead tree area by BMX track, Common Whitethroat. viz migration (Between 16:20 - 17:45) mainly Swallows few Sand Martins, across all the park so about 100 approx (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bush Hill Park, Enfield: 3 Swallows, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Andrew Peel)
  • Canons Farm: incl 3 Common Buzzard, 88 Swallow, 46 House Martin, Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting (Kevin Guest per CFBW blog)
  • Chipstead Downs: 2 Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher TQ285580 (Duncan Jennings via Surrey BN)
  • Colliers Wood: 4 House Martin sw East Road 17:20 (Keith Bates)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 18 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 7 Lapwing (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Spotted Flycatcher (John Bushell)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Spotted Flycatcher evg (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • Kingston-upon-Thames: Swift W c1125 (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Martin sp. distantly [looked like Sand Martin], 3 Greenfinch w, 1 Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bearded Tit main reedbed pm, Hobby, Kestrel, 2 Yellow Wagtail over SE, 2 Meadow Pipit over S, 20+ House Martin low over S/SW, 10+ Sand Martin low over S/SW, 5 Swallow low over S/SW, Peregrine, Common Sandpiper, 9 Wigeon, 2 Common Snipe (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Spotted Flycatcher in elder by the river, {Weasel nearby on Hackney Marshes} (Alastair Dent)
  • North Mymms Park: incl Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Hobby, 7 Jay, 18 Swallow, c75 House Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 11 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer (per BirdTrack)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir "permit only": 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Peregrine (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 3 Wheatear 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN); also 2 Yellow Wagtail (Peter Newbound via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier, 26 Avocet, 5 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, Green Woodpecker, Bearded Tit, 10+ Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Redpoll (Niall T. Keogh tweet); Osprey S (Alan Whiteman per ELBF FB); also 3 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 185 Teal, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 90 Lapwing, Curlew, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, 50 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 6 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, Peregrine, 3 Skylark, 12 Sand Martin, 36 Swallow, 19 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Whinchat ouzel_field, 3 Stonechat, 3 Tree Sparrow [high W along river wall am per Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog], 8 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 49 Meadow Pipit, 4 Greenfinch, 100 Linnet, 200 Goldfinch (Howard Vaughan, Sean Huggins, Niall T. Keogh via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat, Willow Warbler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 4 Swallows, 60+ Goldfinch (James Owen); Wheatear (Mike Lewis); incl Little Owl, 4 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat (per BirdTrack)
  • Romford: 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, Swift, Peregrine, 9 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": 3 Kestrel all continuously being mobbed by Corvids, Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, 12+ House Martin all heading S by dusk, 5+ Swallow, 7 Pied Wagtail over, Great Spotted Woodpecker along Pleasance Rd (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone: 2 Spotted Flycatcher at 10:00 in hedgerow east of KGV Reservoir north basin (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: Whinchat am (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 87 Stock Dove, 6 Goldcrest, 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 35 Chiffchaff, 89+ Swallow S, Wheatear [Corn Field - Folly Farm], 3 Rook, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 5 Sand Martin S, House Martin S, Willow Warbler, Linnet [Owl_Field], singing Firecrest [Owl_Field], Blackcap, 4 drake Mandarin Duck, f Teal, 2 Mistle Thrush, {Red Admiral, 2 Comma, Speckled Wood} (Samuel Levy); 200+ Swallow S, 100+ House Martin S (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Little Egret, Black-tailed Godwit fishing lake still, 3 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2+ Willow Warbler, 3+ Reed Warbler, 11+ Meadow Pipit (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); f Garganey main gp still, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Little Owl, Swift, Hobby, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail am (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm: [earlier report of Wryneck was a hoax per BirdGuides - record now removed from BirdTrack as of early-pm]
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Garganey still, 3 Teal, 28 Gadwall, 26 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 9 Swifts, 2 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails over, 10 Linnet, 80 House Martins, 10 Sand Martins, 2 Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, 2 Common Redstart, Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Skylark, 2 Hobby, 3 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 15+ Blackcap, poss Sedge Warbler, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 28 Swallow, 12 House Martin, Little Grebe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Greenshank [8th day], Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 33 Gadwall, 18 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 4 Spotted Flycatcher all OSW, Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Garganey still, Pied Flycatcher near beehives, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 25 Shoveler, Common Whitethroat (Chris Farthing); m Bullfinch woodland trail by 'fallen oak magic semicircle' 1705 at least (Garry James tweet); 32 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 23 Pochard, 1 Kingfisher, 3 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Woodford Green: Circa 8 Swallows and a Chiff Chaff South at 8.44am with an Osprey also South at 10.37am (imaged) + 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and 2 Hobbies by 16.23pm. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park “gdn vismig from 7:20-8:20am": 6 Yellow Wagtail S, 89 Swallow all S in several waves, 1 Meadow Pipit high SE, 1 Grey Wagtail high SE, 8 more passerines sp S (Isaiah V. Rowe)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: incl Sparrowhawk, 5 Swallow, 13 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo via eBird)

Wednesday 11th September 2019

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

Tuesday 10th September 2019

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

Monday 9th September 2019

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

Sunday 8th September 2019

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

Saturday 7th September 2019

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

Friday 6th September 2019

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

Thursday 5th September 2019

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

Wednesday 4th September 2019

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

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

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

Monday 2nd September 2019

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

Sunday 1st September 2019

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

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