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*Richmond Park: pair Stonechats (Lawn Field), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Treebox Wood) (Philip Briggs)
 
*Richmond Park: pair Stonechats (Lawn Field), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Treebox Wood) (Philip Briggs)
 
*Staines Moor: Water Pipit, Red Kite, 7 Stonechat, Little Egret (Paul Goodman)
 
*Staines Moor: Water Pipit, Red Kite, 7 Stonechat, Little Egret (Paul Goodman)
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*Sevenoaks WR: '''Turnstone''' fr Tyler Hide mid a'noon, first reported y'day. Also, 6 Common Snipe, 4+ Lapwing, 5 Redwing, 4-5 Egyptian Goose, pr Wigeon, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Siskin h, singing Reed Bunting, 1 Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid, Little Egret, 25+ Pochard, 13+ Pied Wagtail, 4+ Goldcrest, 350+ Jackdaw heading for roost (Jack Headley)
 
*Valentines Park: '''Turtle Dove''' Reported on APOG Whats App Group as still present at 1241 (James Palmer per Bob Watts), Peregrine Falcon west carrying prey 10:43 (Des McKenzie).
 
*Valentines Park: '''Turtle Dove''' Reported on APOG Whats App Group as still present at 1241 (James Palmer per Bob Watts), Peregrine Falcon west carrying prey 10:43 (Des McKenzie).
 
*Walthamstow Wetlands (No.1): Water Rail, 1-2 Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tit(s) vocal midday (Des McKenzie). 1 male Goosander High Maynard, 2 Peregrine (with prey) on pylon by Lockwood, 1 Firecrest (by house on Forest Road c. 1315 but skulking) (Tim & Milly Blackburn).
 
*Walthamstow Wetlands (No.1): Water Rail, 1-2 Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tit(s) vocal midday (Des McKenzie). 1 male Goosander High Maynard, 2 Peregrine (with prey) on pylon by Lockwood, 1 Firecrest (by house on Forest Road c. 1315 but skulking) (Tim & Milly Blackburn).

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Sunday 26th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still Conservation Area, Wigeon photographed Boating Lake, m Shoveler, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Burgess Park Lake: Goldeneye, (Dave Clark, Tom Rogers)
  • Creekmouth: juv Iceland Gull, Siberian Chiffchaff, 12+ Common Chiffchaffs, Common Sandpiper, 4 Grey Wagtails, Song Thrush (Sean Huggins)
  • Greenway: Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch (Harry Harrison)
  • Hampstead heath- 5 great spotted woodpecker, 3 mistle thrush, tawny still missing from roost (Jamie Cedar) kingfisher bird sanctuary (Jamie Cedar & Sam b)
  • Highgate (Holly lodge gardens): 2 greenfich, 25 chaffinch, 40 goldfinch, 20 great tit, 20 blue tit, sparrowhawk, goldcrest, 4 great spotted woodpecker over, eight long tailed tit, five redwing over, 3 coal tit, 2 herring gull over. (Jamie Cedar)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Peregrine (flew east at 9.50am), 2 Red Kite, 2 Egyptian Geese, Barnacle Goose (on adjacent Page's Farm field) (Tony Blake)
  • Home Park: Peregrine, 2 kestrels, sparrowhawk & 2 skylarks (P Davies)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull ad fr wwf hide am (WWT Ldn tweet)
  • Paddington: Peregrine Falcon on Hilton Metropole ledge to 14:30 at least (Des McKenzie).
  • Regent's Park: 2 Mandarin, Water Rail (Andrew Self)
  • Richmond Park: pair Stonechats (Lawn Field), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Treebox Wood) (Philip Briggs)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit, Red Kite, 7 Stonechat, Little Egret (Paul Goodman)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Turnstone fr Tyler Hide mid a'noon, first reported y'day. Also, 6 Common Snipe, 4+ Lapwing, 5 Redwing, 4-5 Egyptian Goose, pr Wigeon, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, Siskin h, singing Reed Bunting, 1 Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid, Little Egret, 25+ Pochard, 13+ Pied Wagtail, 4+ Goldcrest, 350+ Jackdaw heading for roost (Jack Headley)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove Reported on APOG Whats App Group as still present at 1241 (James Palmer per Bob Watts), Peregrine Falcon west carrying prey 10:43 (Des McKenzie).
  • Walthamstow Wetlands (No.1): Water Rail, 1-2 Cetti's Warbler, Bearded Tit(s) vocal midday (Des McKenzie). 1 male Goosander High Maynard, 2 Peregrine (with prey) on pylon by Lockwood, 1 Firecrest (by house on Forest Road c. 1315 but skulking) (Tim & Milly Blackburn).

Saturday 25th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: f Wigeon, m Shoveler, Red Kite, m Kingfisher, m Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 5 Grey Heron incl pr displaying on nest, 2 Mute Swan adult w/th orange darvic 4DQC and 1st-winter, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 6 Tufted Duck 4m 2f, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull 2ad & 1st-winter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: Little Egret in Porter's Stream at 09.00 (Mike Foster)
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Little Egret on river, c5 Redwing in trees (Alastair Dent)
  • Hampstead Heath: 80 Redwing and 50 Siskin in larger oak tree northeast of Tumulus (Pete Mantle); 3 Siskin in alders near Sanctuary Pond to 10:55 at least (Des McKenzie); 4 Mandarin Duck, 3 Gadwall (Kenwood), 60+ Siskin in alders at Sanctuary Pond at 08:30 (Samuel Levy & Jamie Cedar); 31 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Stock Dove, 176 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 22 Starling, 6 Song Thrush, 57 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 17 Greenfinch (Dog Pond), 26 Goldfinch (Samuel Levy et al)
  • London Wall: Goldcrest (James Palmer)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 2 Water Pipit, 5 Pintail, 5 Common Snipe, 6 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Peregrine on Ch. X. Hosp. (Martin Honey)
  • Mayflower Park: Swallow [Ldn foy] flying over high (Julie Drewett) amazing - time & general direction of flight if known pls? approx 12.30, heading south (Julie)
  • Mile End Park, Limehouse, Stepney: Red Kite (my first in East End) 4 hybrid Canada/Greylag Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 thrush species, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Fieldfare, 5 Redwing but only 4 Blackbird, (lowest count ever), 30 House Sparrow (Harry Harrison)
  • Mudchute Farm: Grey Heron, 3 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing (Sean Huggins)
  • Morden Cemetery: 25 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Oakwood Park: Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush incl singing m, 5+ Redwing, Nuthatch, m Chaffinch, 10+ Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Snaresbrook: Adult Caspian Gull on Eagle Pond to 12:35 at least (Des McKenzie).
  • South Lodge Farm: 40+ Redwing (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoir: AM Long Tailed Duck South basin still, 10+ Black Necked Grebe western end of North basin (Andy Roberts)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “14.30-16.00 high outgoing tide”: 2 Peregrine Falcon [m&f, m caught Wood Pigeon but wouldn’t share with f. m fed on Thames power crossing pylon whilst f watched], 1 Raven, 4 Cormorant [river r], 18 Gadwall r, 9 Teal r, 12 Mallard r, 1 Rock Pipit [foreshore fs], 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat [pr], 19 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron r, 1 Little Egret r (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley :500 Starling, 150 Redwing, 100 Fieldfare, 200 Jackdaw, 1 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 5 Teal, 23 Mallard, 1 *singing Blackcap (Tony Clancy)
  • Valentines Park "Ilford": Turtle Dove [Ldn foy] photographed w/ Collared Dove 1130 (RSPB NE Ldn Grp tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 5 Goldeneye (4 on Lockwood, 1 on High Maynard), 5 Little Grebe, adult Great Black-backed Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Firecrest showing well in car park around 13:45 (Des McKenzie); 0930-1100 male Black Redstart by towers at Lockwood reservoir, 2 Firecrest (m&f) in Ivy at back of house near fishermen's office, 2 Bearded Tit (m&f) in number 1 reed bed (Phil Rhodes & Neville Smith).
  • Wanstead Park: C Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Stock Dove, 8 Pochard, 6 Gadwall (very low numbers of winter ducks) (James Heal) Woodcock (Jonathan Lethbridge) Bullfinch (Simon Raper)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret in paddock (Bob Smith)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 4-5 Little Grebe, 7+ Redwing, 3+ Goldcrest, 2 Little Egret, singing Song Thrush, Kingfisher, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)

Friday 24th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Drake Mandarin and 3 Egyptian Goose briefly, also m Shoveler Wood Green Res, c30 Common Gull, Firecrest still Conservation Area (APOG Birders)
  • Brixton Hill: m Blackcap Blenheim Gardens Estate (Tony Stones)
  • Crossness NR: 1m,4/5f Bearded Tits on boardwalk, Kestrel, 1m, 1f Stonechat, 3/4 Cetti's Warbler (h), Barn Owl (Paul Francis - Barn Owl appeared before I arrived but reported by other volunteer workers; could have been another male Bearded, but only certain on 1)
  • Crossness Thames foreshore "high tide": 20+ Gadwall, c 100 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 10+ Cormorant, Grey Heron, 20+ Shoveller (Paul Francis - note that works to the outlet mean that a large section of the Thames Path will be closed for perhaps 6 months)
  • Dollis Brook: Finchley Tennis Club - Windsor Open Space: Drake Teal (Rocklands), Woodcock (Rocklands), 112 Ring-necked Parakeet in pre-roost gathering at Windsor Open Space, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush, 7 Redwing, 3 Grey Wagtail. (Samuel Levy)
  • Downe: 2-3 Skylark along North End Ln early am (Jack Headley)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 18+ Greenfinch went to roost after 1605 (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "Gentleman's Row": m Song Thrush singing 1445 (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "River View EN2": m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2m Blackcap feeding on block of fat in garden 1450 (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 : 4 Blackcap 2m 2f, 8 Coal Tit, 34 Blue Tit, 4 Redwing, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, House Sparrow (h), Tawny Owl, 21 Carrion Crow, Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush (Samuel Levy & Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Pinner HA5: Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit ( Nigel Barratt)
  • Shadwell: 2 Peregrines flying towards the Thames around 9:30am (Dan Fletcher)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: first-winter Mediterranean Gull (Nick Rutter)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Common Snipe, Shelduck, Shoveler, 8 Teal, Chiffchaff (Chris Farthing)
  • West Wickham BR4: Ad Common Gull, 2+ Pied Wagtail (Jack Headley)

Thursday 23rd January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Mediterranean Gull 1w briefly at pre roost gathering on Wood Green Res 1530, Firecrest again Conservation Area and vocal, m Shoveler, 3m f Pochard, 3 Greylag, 2 Peregrine (Bob Watts)
  • Connaught Water (Epping Forest): 35 Redwing, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 67 Black-headed Gull, 21 Tufted Duck, 14 Teal, m Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Greylag Goose (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Crossness: Peregrine, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Bearded Tit, 20 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 5 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, f/imm Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting 7f/imm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 3 Blackcap m & 2f, Starling, Grey Heron, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, metal ringed Blue Tit with the regulars will try and get a ring number for this in the coming days as not convinced anyone rings in this area... (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: c50 Siskin with a group of ten in alders at top of hedge 3 and a larger group of c40 by Sanctuary pond (Reuben Braddock). 2 Kingfisher scrapping in flight over the Ladies Pond (Lucy OReilly)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 1 Bullfinch, 1 Stoat (Marcus Mitchell ) Has a report been sent to the LNHS Mammal recorder?
  • Trent Park: 2 Cormorant, 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 5 Tufted Duck 2m 3f, 2m Song Thrush singing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper (Robert Callf); also 2 Common Pochard pr (Pete Lowman)
  • Victoria Park: 5 Fieldfare, 75 Redwing in East Park (John Archer)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m f, Kestrel [Bomb Crater Field], 3 Stock Dove [over Leyton Marsh], c30 Linnet, c20 Chaffinch, c10 Goldfinch, c10 Pied Wagtail [Rear Paddocks] (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black Redstart still at s end Lockwood at 2pm, drake Goosander, 2 Goldeneye (David Bradshaw)
  • Winchmore Hill N21: in garden m Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Redwing (Paul Collins)

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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

Tuesday 21st January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest showing well north end Conservation Area, Treecreeper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2 adult Great Black-backed Gull NW, 30+ Redwing, 32 Greenfinch pre roost Boating Lake [highest total for several years], Tawny Owl calling Laboratory area behind Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Archers Wood "near Forty Hall": m Tawny Owl hooting 1700 (Robert Callf)
  • Bexley Woods: Mallard 2, Stock Dove 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Green Woodpecker, Blue Tit 25, Great Tit 31, Ring-necked Parakeet 60+, Goldcrest 6, Nuthatch 4 possibly 6, Redwing 25, Song Thrush 2, Mistle Thrush 4, Goldcrest 6 amongst 23 species recorded (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Crossness NR: Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit,5 Song Thrush 3 singing, 18 Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron, 4 Cetti`s Warbler, 59 Lapwing over, (Bernie Weight). Crossness Thames and Foreshore low tide: 101 Shelduck, 118 Gadwall, 35 Redshank, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 96 Shoveler, 4 Grey Heron, 85 Lapwing, 6 Herring Gull, 10 Wigeon, 8 Cormorant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Curlew, 4 Common Gull, c200 Dunlin, 6 Mute Swam 4 adult 2 juvenile, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c600 Black-headed Gull, Cetti`s Warbler,(Bernie Weight)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 75 Lapwing, 26 Teal, 8 Gadwall,15 Wigeon, 22 Shoveler, 24 Tufted Duck, Pochard, Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kingfisher,f Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting (Steve Bacon)
  • Eagle Pond, Snaresbrook: ad Caspian Gull 2.45pm (Sean Huggins)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Mute swan 4, Egyptian Geese 2, Gadwall, Tufted duck 7, Little Grebe 9, Little Egret, Stock Dove 5, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Redwing 14, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail 3, amongst 37 species recorded (Ralph Todd)
  • Gough Park "Forty Hill": f Kestrel, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Hackney Marshes: Peregrine with prey on pylon outside the filter beds, Kingfisher on river nearby, single Redwing flew into filter beds, Little Owl visible from Marshes side at top of hole tree (Alastair Dent)
  • KGV Res: m Scaup, f Goosander, 20 Goldeneye, 16 Teal, Aythya hybrid, f Hooded Merganser, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, 3 Lapwings, 2 Stock Doves, 2 Grey Wagtails, 11 Meadow Pipits, Bullfinch, 3 Redwings (Sean Huggins)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest (Graham Howie [1])
  • Oval, Elias Place: Pheasant (f) (Keith Chambers)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite over low ( Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: Collared Dove foy ENE 0845, Meadow Pipit foy S 0805 (Twitter)
  • Raephal Park: Tawny Owl calling in trees backing onto park (Steve Bacon)
  • Regent's Park: incl Great Black-backed Gull boating lake am (Stephen Dunstan via eBird)
  • Richmond Park: 8 Woodcock (RP Bird Group)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 10 Black-necked Grebe off western bank of North Basin this morning (Bill Haines) Long-tailed Duck still on south basin. Blackcap, m seen along Stanwell Road, between Ashford Station and the reservoirs (Conrad Ellam)  
  • Swanscombe Marsh “ 8.00-11.30 Botany Marsh / Meadow & Broadness”: 4 Song Thrush [all in song ], 3 Cettis Warbler h, 1 Water Rail h, 1 Stonechat f, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Raven, 30 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 2 Rock Pipit [foreshore f ], 5 Turnstone f, 17 Lapwing f, 7 Redshank f, 28 Mallard [river r], 12 Gadwall r, 7 Teal r, 8 Cormorant r, 1 Great Black-backed Gull [CR Bird ], 1 Common Sandpiper f (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 52 Redwing (Roost), 2 Nuthatch, 5 Goldcrest, 37 Common Gull, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard, 8 Black-headed Gull, 25 Rook (Roost), Reed Bunting (Owl Field), 7 Fieldfare (Roost - lowest count I have ever had in main winter period), 2 Grey Heron, 3 Tawny Owl, 3 Little Owl, 20 Canada Geese (Into Roost) (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit still in No 1 reed bed and showing well at times, Black Redstart still at south end of Lockwood but often goes missing, Firecrest, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Grey Wagtail, 60 Linnet, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Water Rail, 6 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Shelduck, Meadow Pipit. (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Rook (possibly 3 by Alex), 15 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Stonechat, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 10 Gadwall, 2 Pochard (@Wanstead Birding)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Woodcock, 2 Shelduck (Bob Vaughan/Rob Sheldon)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 4 Little Grebe, 1-2 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: f Siskin, Common Snipe, 7 Teal (G James)

Monday 20th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest, Kingfisher, 10-20 Redwing (APOG Birders) Waters
  • Fairlop Waters: 18 Golden Plover, 52 Lapwing, 20 Gadwall, 2 Teal,10 Shoveler, Common Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested.Grebe, 7 Grey Heron,10 Fieldfare, Kestrel (Steve Bacon)
  • Hendon "NW4": f Tawny Owl, {2 Red Fox} all at private site (Toby Mylett)
  • Middlesex University Campus: singing Goldfinch, {2+ Red Fox} (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: 4 Siskin E early-am (Twitter)
  • Pymmes Park: Grey Heron, 4m Common Pochard, 32 Tufted Duck 21m 11f, 14 Coot, no sign of Med Gull, 7+ Common Gull, 10 Collared Dove, Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, 2 Nuthatch pr, m Greenfinch singing, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Rainham RSPB: A very white looking gull swimming mid-channel on the falling tide, size of Herring Gull, with dark bill (though distant) may have been 2nd winter Iceland (Pete Mantle)
  • Richmond Park: female Dartford Warbler, Little Owl, 3 Woodcock (Colin Williams)
  • Waterworks NR: 2 Little Owl, 2 Stonechat, 5 Treecreeper, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Reed Bunting, 6 Pochard, 9 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Graham Howie [2] )
  • Wanstead Flats: (WeBs) 14 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 73 Mallard, 65 Egyptian Goose, 271 Canada Goose, 64 Greylag Goose, 38 Mute Swan, 47 Coot, 31 Moorhen, Water Rail, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, 512 Common Gull, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 1 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull.  In addition 7 Linnet, Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 4 singing Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Stonechat, 4 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, young Rook (earliest record–we are not looking hard enough) (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park:  (WeBs) 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 73 Mallard, 4 Egyptian Goose, 19 Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 58 Coot, 35 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Cormorant, 8 Common Gull, 81 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (@WansteadBirding) Also Woodcock (Sean Kerrigan)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat (m), 5 Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie) (whereabouts on the Scrubs were the chat and the buntings? - Oliver Flory).

Sunday 19th January 2020

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

Saturday 18th January 2020

  • Bushy Park: Red Kite above Dukes Head Passage at 14.45, Little Egret in stream next to Hampton Court Road at 15.15 (Mike Foster)
  • Fairlop Waters: 1 Wigeon, 24 Golden Plover, 4 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 20 Fieldfare. (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Greenford "UB6": Sparrowhawk chased by Crow by garden (Neil Anderson)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Mandarin Duck 3m 3f, 9 Reed Bunting 8f/imm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Heavers Meadow, Selhurst: 5+ Redwing, 2 Collared Dove (allotments), 2 House Sparrows (hedge),2 Greenfinch, Great-spotted Woodpecker over, 10 Black-headed and 1 Herring Gull over (Michael Mac)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden, Stockwell: pr House Sparrows on peanut feeder and they always come down for bread thrown down for pigeons (Michael Mac)
  • Hendon Park: Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Hollow Ponds: 1f Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Green Woodpecker. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Hooks Marsh: 2 Cattle Egrets roosting on island in lake early morning with at least one on marsh in afternoon (David Bradshaw)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Bittern (N shore reservoir lagoon and 2 on N shore main lake), 1m 1f Pintail main lake plus 1 f grazing marsh, 1m 1f Shelduck Main lake, 3 Water Pipit (main lake and grazing marsh), 1 Jack Snipe grazing marsh, 1 Chiffchaff grazing marsh/reed bed, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 11 Common Snipe grazing marsh (Martin Honey et al.)
  • Lonsdale Road Barnes: 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Shelduck, 20+Redwing (John Gordon)
  • Lamorbey Park, Sidcup: 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Egyptian Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2+Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch (Mike Amos).
  • Margravine Cemetery (Fulham): Sparrowhawk (Oliver Flory)
  • Millwall Docks: Cormorant, Black-headed Gull SE (Toby Mylett)
  • Millwall Park "E14": Jackdaw, 2 Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Mudchute Farm: Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Geese, Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, Collared Dove (Sean Huggins)
  • Primrose Hill: Linnet foy over early-am (Twitter)
  • Putney Heath: Firecrest, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (imm), 2 Mistle Thrush, c20 Redwing (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Golden Plover, 50 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Rock Pipit, Water Pipit, 6 Stonechat (Andrew Self). Firecrest - found by others (Michael E Robinson)
  • Regents Canal E2: 50+ House Sparrows east of Mare Street bridge in gardens backing onto canal (Harry Harrison)
  • Regents Park (Queen Mary's Rose Garden): 2 vocal Peregrine Falcon in high speed chase 13:48, about a dozen Redwing, pair of Blackcap at ivy berries, 3 Nuthatch (Des McKenzie).
  • River Thames "Millwall": Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 10 Shoveler, 6 Teal (LNR), Little Egret, 3 Common Buzzard together, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 14 Redwing, m Blackcap by Reservoir Rd entrance, Rook over (my first here), m Greenfinch [Early Moth by security lights] (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Seventy Acre Lake: drake and red-head Smew to north of Bittern hide (David Bradshaw)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 11 Black-necked Grebe. 10 bunched together on North basin and 1 on South basin (Stephen Fordred)
  • Stave Hill (really Russia Dock Woodland): Yellow-browed Warbler at 15:15 off path NE of Peter Hills Bridge which is at 51.503421 -0.039355 (Nick Esse, M Wheeler and Richard). Very mobile and does not move with other small birds
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: f Bearded Tit, Water Pipit, m Black Redstart, 2 Firecrest, 2 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 62 Linnet, 15+ Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 2 Shelduck (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret again (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Park: 6 Pochard, Nuthatch, Goldcrest (James Heal)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 4+ Little Grebe, 7 Redwing, 2 singing Song Thrush, Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Wennington Green E3: 2 Mistle Thrushes (Harry Harrison)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Grey Heron low over at dusk (Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 3 Teal, Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Stock Dove, 2 Chiffchaff (Chris Farthing)

Friday 17th January 2020

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

Thursday 16th January 2020

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

Wednesday 15th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again Conservation Area, 3m Shoveler, 6 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Tree Sparrow {from most northerly hide on public footpath on seed-feeder behind pit, viewable with telescope at least} (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Cremorne Gardens (and adjacent Thames): Greylag Goose, 17 Teal, 12 Redwing, c20 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 2-3 Little Egret, Red Kite over heading N, Song Thrush singing, 3 Cormorant (Isaiah V. Rowe)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Song Thrush 2. (John Bushall)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest in riverside scrub behind old generator cage (Alastair Dent)
  • Regents' Park: Blackcap male and female by fountain in Queen Mary's Garden (Alan Lewis)
  • Sevington Road "NW4": 6 House Sparrow, Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • St James's Park: 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 18+ Common Pochard 15m 3f, Green Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Stave Hill / Russia Dock Woodland: Yellow-browed Warbler showing around Peter Hills Bridge @ c. 1500 (Tony Stones)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “11.15-17.00, HT 16.30”: 1 Kestrel, 4 Cetti's Warbler h, 4 Song Thrush h, 13 Magpie, 110 Teal [79 on Botany Meadow flood BMF, 31 on river r], 5 Shoveler [BMF], 1 Wigeon [BMF], 43 Greylag Goose [BMF], 1 Green Woodpecker h, 3 Grey Heron [at nests], 76 Mallard [47 BMF, 29 r], 44 Gadwall r, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redshank r, 3 Turnstone [Broadness lighthouse ht roost], 8 Cormorant r, 212 Black-headed Gull at least [feeding on Broadness HT inc CR 2HKK], 2 Great Black-backed Gull [inc CR WF5T], 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Raven, 4 Coot, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Tufnell Park.(Mercers Road N19) Several Redwing & Fieldfare stripping the pavement rowan berries outside my front window for two days (Mavis Pilbeam)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Black Redstart still showing well at S end of Lockwood Reservoir - 1430 (Davey Leach)

Tuesday 14th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Area, 2 Shoveler (Matkus Pericic per Bob Watts)
  • Creekmouth: 2 Common Sandpipers, Curlew, 70 Redshank, Sparrowhawk, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Goldcrests, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Grey Wagtails, 3 Linnets, 2 Reed Buntings (Sean Huggins)
  • Crossness NR: Barn Owl, 3 Kestrel 2 m 1f, Common Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 5 Little Grebe, 9 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 15 Pied Wagtail, 5 Cetti's Warbler heard, Bearded Tit heard, 3 Canada Goose, 2 Pheasant m,(Bernie Weight). Crossness Thames incoming tide: 62 Shelduck, c110 Gadwall, 18 Shoveler, 8 Wigeon, c 450 Teal, 119 Redshank, 132 Lapwing, 40 Dunlin, 12 Greylag Goose, 2 Curlew, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, Caspian Gull, Little Egret, Chiffchaff, 11 Cormorant (Bernie Weight)
  • Deptford Creek "Deptford": Pied Wagtail 09:50-09:55 (Toby Mylett)
  • Fairfield Avenue "NW4": 7 House Sparrow 08:35-08:40 (Toby Mylett)
  • Honor Oak Park "private garden": Dunnock, 4 Long-tailed Tit (Paul Francis)
  • Limehouse Basin: 2 Tufted Duck pr 09:30 (Toby Mylett)
  • Nicoll Place Green "NW4": Goldfinch 08:20-08:30 (Toby Mylett)
  • Town Park "Enfield": 2 Northern Shoveler pr, 3m Common Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck 6m 7f, 3 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 135+ Black-headed Gull, 3ad Common Gull, Herring Gull, 13 Magpie (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black Redstart still at S end of Lockwood 10:15 - 10:45 (Alastair Dent)

Monday 13th January 2020

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

Sunday 12th January 2020

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

Saturday 11th January 2020

  • Battersea Park Lake: 1 pr Gadwall, 3 Mandarin, 20 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe approx 16 Grey Heron nests down 50% in 10 years, 60 Black-headed, 1 Common, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Michael Mac)
  • Boxer's Lake: 4 Grey Heron 2ad 2imm, Egyptian Goose, 4 Common Pochard 3m f, 8 Tufted Duck 4m 4f, 85+ Black-headed Gull incl yellow darvic-ringed (probably Polish bird - T8UC), 4 Common Gull 2ad 2nd-winter & 1st-winter, Jay, m Muntjac nearby in Lonsdale 'spinney' (Robert Callf)
  • Crayford: 2 Caspian Gulls (3rd-winter & 2nd-winter) and 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull on Jolly Farmers late a'noon (Rich Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  • Erith Pier: 4 Caspian Gulls (2nd-winter & 3 1st-winters), adult Mediterranean Gull (with a gammy leg) (Rich Bonser, Josh Jones, Dante Shepherd)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Reed Bunting (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam) + Siskin reported on the 8th
  • Hendon "NW4": Little Owl at private site (Toby Mylett)
  • Lee Valley: Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret showing well (Ian Bradshaw)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Bittern and 2 Shelduck main lake, 1 Shelduck and 2 Pintail wader scrape, 2 Pintail reservoir lagoon, Goldeneye sheltered lagoon, 3 Water Rail main lake, South route and main reedbed, 16 Redwing sheltered lagoon and Q.E.Walk, 9 Snipe, 1 Water Pipit and 1 Jack Snipe grazing marsh, 1 Peregrine perched on Ch. X. hospital (WWT website, Martin Honey, et al.).
  • Lonsdale Rd Res (part of WeBS): Shelduck, 43 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Stock Dove, several Redwing, singing Cetti's Warbler [Common Seal close to Surrey side on adjacent Thames] (Neil Anderson)
  • Nicoll Place Green "NW4": 4+ House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakwood Park: Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, Stock Dove, 9 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: White-fronted Goose, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Golden Plover, 2 Ruff, Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 3 Fieldfare (Andrew Self)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Peregrine, Buzzard, 4 Teal, 75 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Firecrest, Peregrine, m Kestrel, m Sparrowhawk, 4 Linnet, 4 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, Greater Spotted Woodpecker. (Walthamstow Birders)Common Sandpiper,13 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch, Little Egret, Kingfisher (LNHS Walk)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2nd-winter Caspian Gull on Jubilee Pond (Tony Brown)

Friday 10th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Egyptian Goose, 3m Shoveler, Redwing, 5 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Balham: the male Blackcap that has been visiting my bird feeders and crab apple tree since early December was replaced by a hen bird this afternoon (Nick Moll)
  • Greenwich Park: 13 Redwing in Deer Enclosure (Peter Charles)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 9 Reed Bunting 8f/imm & m - Despite statements to the contrary in winter atlas, fem/imm outnumber males in winter flocks - in recent winters (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming, and a Meadow Pipit in the willow clump at Meg's Pond (Pete Mantle); 2 Yellow-legged Gull on cricket pitch again [when before? James Levy](Yesterday I think, around 2pm, sorry I didn't report it before- Jamie) , 2 Kestrel over school. Also five Redwing still outside Tesco next to the heath but no blackcaps there today (Jamie Cedar)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden/Stockwell: 1 f House Sparrow on feeder last few days, 10 over the Christmas period (Michael Mac)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 11 Shoveler, 64 Pochard, Little Owl, vocal Green Woodpecker, Skylark over 11:22 (Des McKenzie).
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard ne, 2 Pied Wagtail, pair of Herring Gull roof prospecting at the old Food Research building (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Goldcrest, Goldeneye, several Cetti's warblers, 3 Shelduck main lake, 3 Bittern (1 reservoir lagoon, 2 main lake) 15 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe on grazing marsh, and Water Pipit grazing marsh (Simon Fogg)
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Iceland Gull Wennington Marsh 10.20 then flew towards tip (Sean Huggins); then at Coldharbour Point 11:00, also Ruff, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, Barn Owl, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 55 Rook, 2 Water Pipit, Rock Pipit (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Regent's Park: Water Rail showing well from usual viewpoint 08:45-08:55 (Des McKenzie).
  • Richmond Park: 1 Stonechat near Pembroke Lodge, 17 Pochard, 20 Shoveler, 4 Kestrel, 1 Coal Tit singing (Keith Bates); 40 Shoveler, 29 Pochard, 5 Herons at nest (9 Heron in total), 97 Common Gull, Little Owl calling, 5 Redwing (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull); 170+ Common Gull, Buzzard (Friday Bird Group) 2 Woodcock, at dusk (M Buckley)
  • Sturgess Avenue "NW4": 5 House Sparrow 09:45-09:55 (Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “ 11.00-14.15, Botany Marsh / Meadow and Broadness, midday HT “: 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 22 Greylag Goose, 20 Magpie, 5 Stonechat [2pr 1m], 1 Marsh Harrier [m carrying food], 1 Raven h, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 Great Black-backed Gull [river r inc usual CR WF5T], 16 Reed Bunting [foreshore f], 9 Cormorant r, 6 Turnstone [Broadness lighthouse roost], 178 Black-headed Gull r, 1 Grey Wagtail f, 2 Common Gull r, 41 Teal r, 35 Mallard r, 22 Gadwall r, 32 Redshank f, 1 Curlew f, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose r (Roger Keith)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Peregrine, 5 Chiffchaff and Firecrest (next to main car-park) (Barry Jones) 3 Shelduck, Goldeneye, Water Rail, 2 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, 8 Grey Heron nests occupied (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Stonechat, 4 singing Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10 Meadow Pipit, Water Rail, Little Owl, 2 Stock Dove (@WansteadBirding)
  • Waterworks NR: pitch'n'putt - Treecreeper, 2 Stonechat, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting [Bold? double check?- It was Reed, sorry, my mistake in writing it out], Coal Tit, Little Owl on Hackney Marshes side of river (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Shelduck, 6 Teal, Common Snipe, Shoveler, 2 Coal Tit (Chris Farthing)

Thursday 9th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest again Conservation Area, 4m Shoveler (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: 3 Redwing, Blackcap m (Conrad Ellam)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret 08:45 (Neil Batten)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 9 Reed Bunting 8f/imm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Little Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail, Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush singing, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, Common Gull, 90 Black-headed Gull, 2 Jay, 6 Long-tailed Tit ( Bernie Weight)
  • Kensington Gardens: Tawny Owl vocal 06:50 (Des McKenzie).
  • Kenwood: Wood Pond 3 Siskin 2m f feeding in Alders, Goldcrest, 3 Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush (David Martens).
  • Kings Cross, Camley Street: Cetti's Warbler, singing in scrub opposite Coroners Court, early a.m. (Paul White)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Goldcrest, 1 Goldeneye, several Cetti's warblers (Martin Honey); 1 Shelduck and 2 Pintail main lake, 1 Bittern reservoir lagoon, 8 Snipe and 2 Water Pipit grazing marsh, 1 Siskin wildside (LWC website)
  • Pymmes Park: ad Mediterranean Gull again on E side of Playing Field - 2.30pm, 8 Redwing, Nuthatch, Pr. Shoveler on Lake (Davey Leach)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup (No. 4 Reservoir), Firecrest (next to main car park) (James Palmer)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret (Keith Bates)

Wednesday 8th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 5m Shoveler, 3m 2f Pochard, 35 Common Gull, 350 Black-headed Gull, Kingfisher, 15 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest (APOG Birders)
  • Hackney Marshes from Friends Bridge to Homerton road: 43 Mallard, 56 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose, 25 Coot, 24 Moorhen, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Little Owl, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Marcin Kempa)
  • Kentish Town: m Blackcap feeding on kiwi fruit (growing semi-wild) in Gaisford Street (Pete Mantle)
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield: c200 Chaffinches with at least 2 Bramblings in the wild bird seed crop (S.E. Herts RSPB 'Wednesday Walkers')
  • Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake: c10 Goosander, drake Pintail just above the weir (S.E. Herts RSPB 'Wednesday Walkers')
  • Middlesex University Campus: Pied Wagtail 09:06 (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner, Lloyd Court: 4 Pipistrelle Bats around the tree tops 15:45 onwards. Bat detector at hand. (Richard Francis)
  • Rainham Marshes: 135 Shoveler, 40 Pintail, 31 Pochard, Water Rail, 93 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 300 Dunlin, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (2cy), Caspian Gull (adult on Wennington), Caspian Gull/hybrid (2cy on the river), Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (1 ad f 1 2cy), Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Barn Owl, 4 Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 31 Jackdaw, 67 Rook, Chiffchaff, Firecrest (woodland area), 10 Redwing, 21 Fieldfare, 8 Stonechat, 4 Water Pipit (river bank and Aveley Bay), 4 Rock Pipit (Niall T. Keogh, Sam Jones, João de Brito)
  • Regent's Park: m Shelduck, 3 Wigeon 2m f, Little Owl, m Tawny Owl h 0735, m Kestrel, 2f Blackcap, {2 bat sp} (Twitter)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": singing m Song Thrush 09:22 [unusual for site] (Toby Mylett)
  • Southbank: Jackdaw perched in Undercroft trees 09:55 (Toby Mylett)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler at 10:40 Peter Hills Bridge, 15+ Redwing, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Sydenham Hill Woods: Buzzard, Kestrel, Firecrest on monthly count (Dave Clark)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Firecrest next to main car-park, 3 Goosander, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechats, 5 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Woodford Green: Sign of the times, Pipistrelle Bat hawking insects above bedroom window 16.30-16.35pm. (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 7th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 4m Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret behind dam, 1000+ Jackdaw at roost (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard 1 being harassed by 8 Crows, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Pochard, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail ( Bernie Weight).
  • Crossness Thames low tide: 2 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 48 Shelduck, 97 Shoveler, 10 Wigeon, c 70 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 12 Cormorant, 12 Redshank, c 120 Dunlin, 16 Greylag Goose, 6 Canada Goose, 145 Lapwing, c500 Teal, Many Gulls. Not counted, out of time (Bernie Weight)
  • Ewell, Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret on riverbank 08:40 (viewed from train) (Neil Batten)
  • Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret (Simon Papps)
  • Hyde Park: Little Owl in lime tree near Henry Moore sculpture, male Red-crested Pochard, 51 Egyptian Goose, 6 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 36 Pochard, 98 Tufted Duck, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Peregrine (Niall T. Keogh, João de Brito)
  • Kentish Town: Peregrine circling over the station at 07:50 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest on river bank behind old generator cage, 3 Goldcrest (Alastair Dent)
  • Mildmay, Islington: 5 Redwing (Jon Agar)
  • Pinner “HA5”: Kestrel (Nigel Barratt)
  • Pymmes Park: ad Mediterranean Gull back on E side of Playing Field - 1400, f Peregrine nearby on Tower Block, 4 Redwing, 2 Nuthatch pr, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Davey Leach)
  • Raynes Park: 2 Pied Wagtail opp Raynes Park Station (Paula Redmond)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 2 Smew, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Staines Reservoirs. Fem/imm Long-tailed Duck on south basin and 7 ( all together) Black-necked Grebe on North basin this morning ( John Edwards)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler vocal and showing very well in Salix and Holm Oak near Peter Hills Bridge 10:48-11:00 at least (Des McKenzie); again at 11:30 and a Sparrowhawk flew through nearby at 11:38. (John Birkett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Black Duck Marsh 14.30-16.00 LT”: 2 Stonechat pr, 3 Marsh Harrier [at least] 2f1m. 3 Reed Bunting f, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Mistle Thrush (Roger Keith)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Firecrest along the stream by the main entrance car park, 2 Goosander (1m 1f), 2 Goldeneye (1m 1f), 2 Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Wanstead Flats: Water Rail still on Jubilee, f Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 14 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 64+ Egyptian Goose, Reed Bunting, 9 Linnet, Grey Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 11 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl (@WansteadBirding)
  • West Thurrock “foreshore 15.00 LT viewed from Greenhithe”: 22 Avocet, 1 Curlew, 8 Shelduck (Roger Keith)
  • Whitehall Gardens: Firecrest singing 07:50, 2 Goldcrest (N Senior)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Water Rail, Shelduck, 8 Teal (6m 2f), 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting (Niall T. Keogh, Chris Farthing, Tony Butler)

Monday 6th January 2020

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Firecrest at scare.frog.swear, same location as yesterday (Chris Farthing)
  • Alexandra Park: 2m 2f Shoveler, 3m 2f Pochard, Peregrine, 25+ Redwing, 47 Common Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Barbican, City of London - 1 Peregrine chased by crows down Aldersgate Street (Rhys Evans)
  • Boston Manor Park: 11 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard pursued low east over lake 08:33, 4 Collared Dove over, Linnet (Des McKenzie).
  • Bushy Park: 4 Stonechat (Spencer Neal)
  • Cassiobury Park: 2 Treecreeper, 2 Mandarin Duck (Charlie Farrell)
  • Clapham Common: adult Mediterranean Gull (Nick Rutter)
  • Copper Mills, just past railway line from marshes: 50+Linnets on railway wire, Goldcrest very near path 13:00 (S.Barry)
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 2 Blackcap m&f (Samuel Levy)
  • Honor Oak Park: "garden SE23"; m Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder (Paul Francis)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Redwing, Nuthatch calling 09:28, Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Mudchute: 9 Monk Parakeet at Thermopylae Gate (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Pinner “HA5”: Red Kite, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • River Brent "Brent Cross": Jackdaw [unusual for site] (Toby Mylett)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit between 2 bridges (Peter Carlill)
  • Stave Hill Ecological Park: Yellow-browed Warbler vocal and showing well by Peter Hills Bridge TQ3617980087 from 10:40 to 10:50, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 10 Redwing, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker also present (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: Firecrest (Steven Robinson)
  • Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits: Atlantic Canary at Willows Farm car park still chirping, and posing for photos today, 2+ Rook behind 'pumpkin field' with Jackdaws, 2 Water Rail calling, 6 Tree Sparrows at feeders, otherwise quiet with high water level on all pits (no Goldeneye seen) (Jo Edwards)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose late morning to early afternoon only (David Bradshaw et al); Kingfisher perched up on low bush by stream next to main car park 13:45 (S.Barry); 2 Goosander, Green Sandpiper, Chiffchaff (Daniel Whitelegg); Firecrest in car park (Terry Rawlins)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit (@Wansteadbirders)
  • Wanstead Park: 8 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Teal, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, Siskin, Grey Wagtail, 45+ Redwing, 6 Stock Dove (@Wansteadbirders)

Sunday 5th January 2020

  • Abney Park Cemetery: Firecrest just south of Isaac Watts monument (Tony Butler per Chris Farthing)
  • Brent Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, Kingfisher, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Redwing, Dunnock (Toby Mylett et al)
  • Dollis Brook: Argyle Road - Finchley Tennis Club: Kingfisher, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Starling, 4 Redwing, 12 House Sparrow (My first in this area for at least 3 years), Grey Wagtail (Samuel Levy)
  • Crayford: 1st-winter Caspian Gull at Viridor recycling centre mid a'noon (Rich, Rosie and Karen Bonser).
  • Erith: 1st-winter Caspian Gull at Erith Pier early a'noon; also 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (3rd-winter, 2 x 2nd-winter and 1st-winter) (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd).
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - 2 Blackcap (m&f), Green Woodpecker, 4 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit (Samuel Levy)
  • Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments/Fulham Palace: ca 25 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Fuller Street Communal Gardens "NW4": 2 Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath: 9 Mandarin Duck (5m 4f), 6 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 40 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Stock Dove, 255 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher (possibly 2), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 10 Jackdaw, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Redwing (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Leyton Flats: 2 Kestrel, Herring Gull, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 105 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Jay (Matt Williams)
  • Moorhall rd Gp Harefield: 3 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Chaffinch, Grey Heron (Nigel Barratt)
  • Nursery Walk "NW4": 5+ Starling, 3 Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakwood Park: 3 Canada Goose, 4 Moorhen, Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, m Nuthatch, Treecreeper - my first here for a few years, 4 Jay, 14 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • River Lee: pr Goosander, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff on channel by Costco. (Allan Stewart)
  • Staines Reservoir: female Long-tailed Duck, 10 Black-necked Grebe, 15 Goldeneye (Andrew Self)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler still by Albion Bridge in Holm Oak (Rich Bonser, Conrad Ellam) and then by Peter Hills bridge, showing well 13.00 (Jon Agar); Firecrest at TQ36127976 13:35 (Alan Wilkinson) and 2+ Coal Tits.
  • Sunny Hill Park: 4 Redwing (Toby Mylett)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: c14 Teal, m Pheasant, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Common Snipe, 5 Skylark, flock 34 Meadow Pipit (Neil Anderson)
  • Thamesmead: adult-type Caspian Gull (or most likely hybrid) off Princess Alice Way late morning (Rich Bonser).
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: 96 Canada Geese, 3 Teal, Reed Bunting, 15 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 20 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 8 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 40 Starling, 160 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Siskin, 2 Bullfinch (Totteridge Valley Birders)
  • Wandsworth Common: Little Owl (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 5+ Little Grebe, 3+ Redwing, 2 calling Goldcrest, Egyptian Goose, Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Waterworks NR: 14 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 2 Little Egret, Little Owl (pitch & putt), 3 Treecreeper (pitch & putt), Cetti's Warbler, 5 Goldcrest. (Graham Howie) [3]
  • Woolwich: 2nd-winter hybrid Caspian x Herring Gull (ringed X90A, yellow) King Henry's Wharf late morning (Rich Bonser).
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 3 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 46 Common Gull, 24 Redwing (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 4th January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: m Shoveler, Kingfisher, 5 Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Brockley Cemetery: Fieldfare, Coal Tit, Wren, 15 Long-tailed Tit (Mike Edwards)
  • Epping Station Gardens: 27 Jackdaw, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 House Sparrow (Toby Mylett)
  • Hall Marsh: Cattle Egret, 2 Common Buzzard (Andrew Self); 2 Cattle Egret with Little Egret, Sparrowhawk [2 Muntjac] (Neil Anderson)
  • Fairlop Waters: 16 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, Pochard, Shoveler, Gadwall, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Red-legged Partridge, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 6 Reed Bunting 4f/imm & 2m (Robert Callf)
  • Footscray Meadows: 9 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail, 3-4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush (Mike Amos)
  • Fuller Street Communal Gardens "NW4": Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenwich O2: 1 Chiffchaff (Mike Paice)
  • Hendon "NW4": Little Owl at private site (per Toby Mylett)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Great Black-backed Gull in roost (Tony Blake)
  • Holyfield Farm: 2 Common Buzzard, pr Stonechat (Neil Anderson)
  • Holyfield Lake: 3 Red-crested Pochard [2 drake + female], female Goosander (Andrew Self); also 3 Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret (Neil Anderson)
  • Horsenden Hill West: C90 Linnet, C80 Redwing (Martin Smith)
  • Kendal Avenue "CM16": 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Starling (Toby Mylett)
  • Kentish Town: m Blackcap at Gaisford Street this morning (Pete Mantle)
  • Margravine Cemetery: singing Mistle Thrush, ca 5 Redwing (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Goldfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Rainham Marshes: Caspian Gull 1 ad Wennington, 3 Short-eared Owl Averley Bay, 2 Ruff, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Curlew, 3 (Steve Bacon)
  • Ruxley GP's "permit only": 12 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10+ Redwing, Fieldfare, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pheasant, 3+ Goldcrest, 2 ad Lesser-Black-backed Gull, 20+ Gadwall, 3 Pochard, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail h, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 2 Smew [drake & red-head], 2 Raven (Andrew Self); 2 Red Kite, Water Rail from hide, 2 Treecreeper in mixed tit flock [10+ Fallow Deer in field south Fishers Green Lane] (Neil Anderson}
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler at 12:00 and 12:45 by Peter Hills bridge (Steven Robinson); Firecrest in Holm Oak, near southern end of park (Conrad Ellam)
  • The Green, Epping: 32+ Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Theydon Grove Lake, Epping: 13 Jackdaw, 6 Starling, 24 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Thrifts Hall Farm "CM16": Red Kite (Toby Mylett et al)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Goosander, Shelduck, 23 Gadwall, c20 Teal, 5 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper, 67 Common Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Water Rail, 2 Pheasant (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: pr Stonechat, m Pochard, 7 Gadwall (@Wansteadbirding)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Woodcock (@Wansteadbirding)
  • Wintry Wood: 4 Jackdaw, Ring-necked Parakeet, Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, Linnet, 2 House Sparrow, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett et al)

Friday 3rd January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest still but highly elusive, 2 Redwing, Shoveler, Peregrine, Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Borehamwood: 2 Red Kite (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brookmill Park: 1 m Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing (Mike Paice)
  • Lammas Park "2:15pm": 25+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Great Tit
  • Rainham Marshes: Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 7 Avocet, Water Rail, adult & 1st-winter Caspian Gull, adult & 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 20+ Rook (Andrew Self) 5 Marsh Harrier, 3 Water Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, juv White-fronted Goose (Wennington,) 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Golden Plover, Kingfisher, 105 Redshank, 3 Stonechat. (Arjun Dutta, Sam Levy et al.)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: local Red Kite slowly wheeling over, 17 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl, 6 Redwing, numerous Nuthatch & Treecreepers (FRPBG, P Davies, P Redmond)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler still at 1030, by Albion bridge - elusive (Alastair Dent); briefly at 12:00 at Peter Hills Bridge (Richard Page-Jones). Also Kingfisher, c50 Redwing, Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie).
  • Stonards Farm "CM16": 2+ Red Kite, 2+ Common Buzzard (per Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “ 11.00-13.45 Black Duck Marsh to Broadness: 2 Marsh Harrier mf, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Reed Bunting m, 6 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck m, 1 Grey Heron [at nest], 2 Stonechat pr, 19 Jackdaw, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon [on south cross river pylon], 1 Rock Pipit [foreshore], 19 Teal [river r], 32 Gadwall r, 12 Mallard r, 1 Common Sandpiper [foreshore], 4 Cormorant r (Roger Keith)
  • Walpole Park "1:45-2pm": 2 Nuthatch calling, 1 Goldcrest, 11+ Long-tailed Tit, 40+ Redwing feeding, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit (Terry Jones)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Firecrest, 3 Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1000+ Common Gull, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 8 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 13 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Little Owl (@Wansteadbirders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Bullfinch (2f), 2 Nuthatch, 7 Pochard (4m), 5 Teal (all male), 3 Goldcrest, 3 singing Stock Dove (@Wansteadbirders)
  • West Thurrock “11.30 foreshore all viewed from Swanscombe”: 16 Avocet, 6 Curlew, 23 Shelduck (Roger Keith)

Thursday 2nd January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Treecreeper, 4 Redwing, m Shoveler, 3m & f Pochard, 63 Common Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Stonechat (Spencer Neal)
  • Canada Water: Peregrine over station (Samuel Levy)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Common Snipe,2 Little Egret,3 Bullfinch, Redwing, M istle Thrus h Steve Bacon)
  • Edmonton "Church St RG": 21 Common Gull incl three first-winter - incomplete count (Robert Callf)
  • Finchley: garden N3 - 2 Blackcap m&f (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows brief visit: Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Jay, Chaffinch, Lesser Black-backed Gull, c90 Black-headed Gull ( Bernie Weight)
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate, N14: Red Kite (Clive Herbert)
  • Hampstead Heath: Kingfisher again at Sanctuary pond, 10 Common Gulls around the Highgate ponds but very few ducks here at present (Pete Mantle)
  • Heathrow: 2m Smew (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Kensington Gardens: Red-crested Pochard, pair of Great Crested Grebe copulating, singing Cetti's Warbler (Des McKenzie).
  • Lamorbey Park 'Sidcup': 2 Little Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, Peregrine, Song Thrush, 2 Jackdaw (Mike Amos).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, f Goldeneye, pr Pintail, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Water Pipit, singing Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest feeding in evergreen oak by the river, Cetti's Warbler singing nearby (Alastair Dent)
  • Nonsuch Park: 4 Teal, Kestrel and 20+ Redwings (Isaiah V. Rowe)
  • Northumberland Heath Brook Street: 20+ Redwings around School field (Harry Halstead)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Caspian Gull (ad & 1w) Wennington Marsh (Sean Huggins)
  • Snaresbrook, Eagle Pond: ad Caspian Gull still, 8 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 51 Tufted Duck (Samuel Levy)
  • South Norwood CP: Treecreeper (Steven Robinson)
  • Stave Hill: Yellow-browed Warbler still present 11am, also Coal Tits, Goldcrests, drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Quentin Given); also 16 Redwing, Yellow-browed Warbler still present till 12:15 ranging quite some distance from the bridge (Samuel Levy)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Firecrest nr car park, 8 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wandsworth Common: 2 Little Owl 16:30-17:00 at least (Nick Rutter)

Wednesday 1st January 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Eurasian Teal m [first since 2018], m Shoveler, 57 Common Gull, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Black Jack's Mill, Harefield: f/imm Goosander on the River Colne (John Edwards)
  • Brent Park: 2 Mute Swan (per Toby Mylett)
  • Broadwater Lake: m Red-crested Pochard. The gull roost held hardly any large gulls but many thousands of Black-headed Gull. A Raven over west near dusk (John Edwards)
  • Bushy Park: Kingfisher, 3 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 3 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel, 3 Nuthatch, 7 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Song Thrush (Spencer Neal)
  • Fairlop Waters: 1 Firecrest, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Golden Plover, 1 Woodcock, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Mistle Thrush,1 Chiffchaff, 2 Teal, 2 Little Owl, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare (Steve Bacon/Neil Tyford/Alan Thomas)
  • Gunpowder Park: 2 Goosander, Water Rail, Peregrine, 2 Green Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Simon Papps)
  • Hall Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, Water Rail (Simon Papps); also 2 Snipe & Kingfisher at 1pm (Davey Leach)
  • Hendon "NW4": 5 Starling 09:45, {3 Red Fox early-am} all at private site (Toby Mylett)
  • Hilton Metropole W2: Peregrine Falcon on ledge to 10:15 at least (Des McKenzie).
  • Kensington Gardens: 44 species including 3 Wigeon (Round Pond), 13 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper (Des McKenzie).
  • KGV Reservoir: (S. Basin - 11am - 12pm) M. Scaup, 13 Goldeneye (6M, 7 Fem), 2 Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pairs Wigeon (Davey Leach)
  • Lea Valley, Holyfield Lake: 1 White-fronted Goose on flooded field S of Grand Weir Hide (Davey Leach)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, 3 Pintail, 4 Common Snipe, Chiffchaff, Goldeneye (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Pied Wagtail 09:58 (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Hall Park: 19 Meadow Pipit into roost. Also 4 Cetti's Warblers, 3+ Water Rail and Snipe at dusk. (Arjun Dutta)
  • New River Walk, N1: pr Blackcap, 10 Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, 6 Goldfinch, 6 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Dunnock, 3 Wren, 4 Robin, 2 Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon on nest (Allan Stewart)
  • Oakwood Park: 2 Northern Shoveler pr, Stock Dove, 14 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush incl singing m, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 3 Nuthatch 2m f, 3 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner, Lloyd Court: Tawny Owl m & f duet calling behind house 01:20. First birds heard this year (Richard Francis)
  • Rainham RSPB: 4 Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 11 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Water Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 22 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera); Little Egret, 57 Redshank, 40 Shelduck, 8 Redwing, 6 Curlew, 87 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Marsh Harrier, 518 Wigeon, 172 Shoveler, 16 Cetti's Warbler, 22 Pintail, 28 Gadwall, 84 Common Snipe, 397 Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl, 3 Water Pipit, 33 Pochard, 4 Stonechat, 2 Ruff, 7 Fieldfare, 11 Avocet, Great Crested Grebe, f Blackcap, 1438 Dunlin, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, [Bar-headed Goose] (Samuel Levy)
  • Richmond Park: Flock of Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Treecreeper, Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker - all in one tree, S of Pen Ponds (Tim Vine)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: f/imm Smew, Water Rail, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Staines Railway Station: 1 male White Wagtail (John E. Warren)
  • Staines Reservoir: 4-6 Black-necked Grebes, 1 Goosander, 10+ Goldeneye (John E. Warren)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 17 Teal, 2m Pheasant, 2 Common Buzzard, m Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Snipe, 3 Skylark, c18 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 13 Redwing, 2 perched Rook (Neil Anderson)
  • Troy Mill Lake, West Hyde: 4 Chiffchaff and a Male Goosander ( John Edwards). Wildfowl numbers in the Colne Valley at their lowest for many years due to the mild weather with very little of anything ( John Edwards)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1m 1f Bearded Tit in No1 Reedbed although only female showing well, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Water Rail, Goosander, Common Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing N, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechat, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Meadow Nature Park "Colliers Wood": 22 Redwing, 2 Coot unusual here (Keith Bates)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Skylark, 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 8 Song Thrush (5 singing), 3 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 9 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, f Pochard, 15 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Water Rail (still on jubilee), Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, Coal Tit, 5 Stock Dove, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Teal, 4 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 6 Redwing, Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest (Wanstead Birders)
  • Victoria Park: Nuthatch (only my 2nd record at this site) 2 Goldcrest, 10 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush incl one singing m (Harry Harrison)
  • Wraysbury GPs: 1 Goosander, 2 Egyptian geese, 20+ Goldeneye (John E. Warren)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: Red Kite, Kestrel, 69 Common Gull, 32 Redwing (Neil Anderson)


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