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Storm Dennis: All Royal Parks are to remain OPEN this weekend, as currently planned. [per RP tweet]

Saturday 15th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Area, Little Grebe, 6 Pochard (3m, 3f) Boating Lake, 5 Shoveler (3m, 2f) Wood Green Res, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Hampstead Heath: OPEN today except for Highgate Wood and Hill Garden; Queen's Park and Golders Hill Park will close early. [per HH tweet]
  • Haven Green, Ealing: 12 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Great Northern Diver at 09:00 viewed from Molesey Heath (Andrew Self)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 81 Teal, Bittern, Peregrine, Redwing, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: The visitor centre, riverwall and Purfleet hide will all be OPEN over the weekend, but due to the forecast high winds, there will be NO ACCESS to the rest of the inner circular trail. [per Howard Vaughan yesterday evening via RSPB blog]
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Currently planning to be OPEN over the weekend but may close at short notice; check the reserve's social-media feeds for updates. [per RSPB tweet]
  • Walpole Park: Green Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker 62+ Redwing with pr Mistle Thrush (Neil Anderson, Nigel Dood +Walpole bird group)
  • Watermeadows Open Space BR5: 4 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Egyptian Goose, 8 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: NB Reserve is CLOSED Sat & Sun due to forecast strong winds. [per WW website/tweet]

Friday 14th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 1/2 Firecrest Conservation Area, 5 Shoveler, 4 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Barnes Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming and calling from woodland in the NE part of the Common (Colin Bodie)
  • Broxbourne GP: Cetti's Warbler (Paul Gymer via Herts BC)
  • Canons Farm: 140 Fieldfare, Brambling pm (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Catford "Riverview Walk": Water Rail viewable from Winsford Road to Broadmead river bridge. You may have to wait a while. Look down river on the right hand bank c40 feet away from bridge [c10 feet from a regular bird bathing patch]. Been there for some weeks now (John Reid)
  • Cheshunt: c20 Golden Plover in field by A10/B198 rbt (David Jordan via Herts BC)
  • Chingford Plain: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, 24 Black-headed Gull (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Dungeon Hill, Surrey: incl Raven [site 1st] (Graham Hill per Duncan Jennings via DH Wildlife FB)
  • Erith Reach "Belvedere/Erith (Thames' Foreshore)": incl 6 Oystercatcher (Mike Robinson)
  • Fairlop Waters: 17 Golden Plover (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Grays: Great Northern Diver flew downriver 1150, Rook, 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew (Nick Croft)
  • Greenwich Park: 20 Redwing (Ray Crouch)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan pr incl male w/ orange darvic 4EIT & female w/ metal ring number W40678, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 8 Northern Shoveler 4m 4f, f Common Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck 12m 8f, f Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, m Song Thrush singing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper fighting 1636 (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 32 Redwing [3 in trees between Cohen's Field and Athlone House & 6 feeding on the ground in meadow below tumulus along with 4 Mistle Thrush & 23 in trees along footpath leading towards Hampstead from Sanctuary Pond], m Kestrel in trees sw corner of Model Boat pond flying off SE, Sparrowhawk in aerial fight with Crow over Sanctuary Pond, Green Woodpecker in trees side of Stock Pond, Water Rail in reeds below 'Bird Bridge' (Philipp Wirtz)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Bittern, 300+ Black-headed Gull [site count], Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Mickleham Down: {very early Large White butterfly on the wing} (Keith Bates)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest (JW Davies)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, 12 Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest nearby still (Bill Shimmers tweet)
  • Primrose Hill: pr Collared Dove E 0845, Rook foy NW 0920 (Twitter)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": Water Pipit [se cnr] 1100 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Queen's Park "NW6": 44 Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, heard yaffling (Callum Farrell-Morris)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Caspian Gull adult on Wennington at 1315, Firecrest male in woodland/Cordite Store at 1000, 2 Oystercatcher south side of river opposite visitor centre, 3 Water Pipit on river bank/Aveley Bay, 70 Shelduck, 205 Shoveler, 78 Gadwall, 46 Pintail, 48 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 197 Coot, 5 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 63 Common Snipe, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Marsh Harrier 2m 3f, 1 Kingfisher, 70 Jackdaw, 50 Rook, 1 Chiffchaff, 17 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Redwing, 5 Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit (Niall T Keogh)
  • Raynes Park: Little Egret heading W over Coombe Lane gardens at 0724 (Paula Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: pr Greylag, 15 Shoveler, Teal, 10 Heron at nests, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Meadow Pipit, m Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 20+ Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Redwing, 3 singing Cetti's Warblers, 1-2 Kingfisher, Little Egret, Green Woodpecker in brief late-pm visit (Jack Headley)
  • Seventy Acres Lake "Fishers Green": Bittern flew to into reedbed on west side of lake 0700 (David Hutley via LVRP sightings blog)
  • Somerstown "(St.Pancras) Ossulston Street": Chiffchaff singing next to community centre [also yesterday] (Paul White)
  • Staines Moor "am": 26 Lapwing over, 6 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Little Grebe, Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, 20+ Skylark, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Woodpecker (Nick Baker)
  • Staines Reservoir: Long-tailed Duck s basin [sw cnr] still, m Scaup s basin [sw cnr], 5 Black-necked Grebe s basin am (Jim Sweetland/Josephine Snell via Twitter/per BirdGuides)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": singing Blackcap again am (Neil Batten)
  • Tooting Common: Peregrine E 13:38 (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Little Owl, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 30 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Teal (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tits again [no1 res n ebd reedbed per BirdGuides], Firecrest, 2 Wigeon (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Warren Pond "Epping Forest": 2 Shoveler, 7 Teal, Cormorant, Grey Heron, 2 Canada Geese (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Watermeads NR "1600-1730": incl 10+ Teal, Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret to roost, Kingfisher thru, 6+ Goldcrest (Bill Shimmer tweet)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 5 Avocet, 4 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 40+ Dunlin, 30+ Redshank, 2 Marsh Harrier, Raven, 2 Yellow-legged Gull both 2cy, Rock Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler (Nick Croft)
  • Wick Woodland: m Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Coal Tit (Harry Harrison) HH - site name modified slightly to match LNHS gazetteer entry
  • Woodoaks Farm: c150 Golden Plover circled repeatedly then left pm (Paul Lewis tweet)

Thursday 13th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest Conservation Area both males one much brighter than the other, 4 Shoveler 2m 2f, Redwing (Bob Watts) Firecrest can be difficult to sex, as some females show orange in crown-stripe - RM Callf
  • Brentford "FC": Red Kite heading east mobbed by 2 Peregrine. One Peregrine hits a wing of the Red Kite causing it to drop vertically a short distance (Michael E Robinson)
  • Christchurch Green, Wanstead [TQ403884]: 10 Redwing, Coal Tit (Harry Harrison) HH - grid ref added in case LNHS decide to add site to their gazetteer
  • Croydon "Chichester Rd": Brambling at Park Hill (John Kirby per Croydon Birders)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Little Grebe, 2 Red Kite, 3 Kingfisher, Rook, Coal Tit, 14 Meadow Pipit (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Ealing "Green": 60-80 Redwing am (Des McKenzie)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 26+ Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 1655 - peak count this winter (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "River View": 2 Blackcap m & f feeding on sunflower hearts in usual garden 1535 (Robert Callf)
  • Erith: Caspian Gull 2cy on jetty west of Erith Pier at 1430 (Jamie Partridge, Niall T Keogh)
  • Fairlop Waters: 34 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 28 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 45 Coot, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Mute Swan, 24 Lapwing, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron (Steve Bacon)
  • Ham Common "Green": Red Kite (Spencer Neal via BirdTrack)
  • Hartham: Barn Owl quartering field across R Beane fr football pitches 0730 (James Russell via Herts BC)
  • Kingston Bridge: Kingfisher flying upstream under bridge (R Dunne)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: "restricted view fr Molesey Heath TQ133672": Great Northern Diver still (Tony Quinn per Surrey BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, Bittern, ad Yellow-legged Gull marsh (WWT website)
  • Marylebone "High St W1": singing Coal Tit by Garden of Rest (Jan Dobbie)
  • Mitcham Common: Short-eared Owl still n end at dusk (Josephine Snell per Surrey BC)
  • Moor Park: incl 2 Red Kite, c20 Fieldfare (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Paddington: Peregrine Falcon on Hilton Metropole ledge am (Des McKenzie)
  • Palmers Green "Meadowcroft Road N13": Red Kite low SE 1005 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Pinner Park Farm: incl 5 Little Egret, Red Kite, Little Owl, Kestrel, 20+ Redwing, 15+ Greenfinch am (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, 1+ Siberian Chiffchaff still 1345 (BirdGuides)
  • Rainham RSPB: f Merlin (Terry Rowe tweet); 2 Caspian Gull both 1w (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); 2 Marsh Harrier, f Peregrine (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 42 Magpie, 5 Little Egret, Chiffchaff, pr Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Rayners Lane: Red Kite over (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: 13 Goldeneye still, 2 Oystercatcher on isl fr tern_hide (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Thamesmead: Caspian x Herring Gull hybrid 3cy with yellow colour ring X09A, 7 Yellow-legged Gulls on the river off Greenhaven Drive (Jamie Partridge, Niall T Keogh)
  • Upminster "Fairplay Farm": incl Common Sandpiper, 2 Peregrine, 52 Rook, 14 Skylark, 22 House Sparrow, 11 Reed Bunting, 52 Yellowhammer (Alan Sherman per ELBF FB)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Reedling calling from Reservoir No 1 reedbed (Jamie Partridge, Niall T Keogh); 2 Goosander 1m 1f at Reservoir No 4, 3 Water Rail calling from Reservoir No 1 reedbed (Niall T Keogh); 2 Wigeon, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 300 Tufted Duck, 282 Coot, 34 Pochard, 4 Shelduck, 9 Goldeneye 5m 4f, 369 Black-headed Gull, 24 Teal, 61 Gadwall, 54 Mallard, 2 Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Peregrine, 2 Stonechat, 55 Linnet, 2 Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Greenfinch singing (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead "High Street 'Memorial Green'": Tawny Owl calling 11:30pm (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, 10 Song Thrush [7 singing], 2 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, Redpoll, 3 Reed Bunting, 40+ House Sparrow, juv Rook still, Kestrel, 4 Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck, 13 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 350+ Common Gull going to roost towards reservoirs, 80+ Ring-necked Parakeet west towards roost (Wanstead Birding) 'at' sign removed as it thwarts the data s/w - sorry

Wednesday 12th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: m Firecrest still Conservation Wd, 2 Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 9 Redwing, 181 Carrion Crow, 33 Magpie (APOG Birders)
  • Arthur Jacob NR: incl 13 Shoveler, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Red Kite pm (David Wright via eBird)
  • Barking Park: incl 11 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, ad Mediterranean Gull, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 6 Shelduck (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Black Jack's Mill, Harefield: Chiffchaff (John Edwards)
  • Bookham Common: 18 Grey Heron above at once (Toby Coulson via Surrey Birding FB)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: incl Shelduck (Spencer Neal via BirdTrack)
  • Canons Farm: incl 300 Chaffinch, 20 Yellowhammer (Linda Mount, Ian Magness et al via CFBW BG)
  • Dungeon Hill: incl 18 Meadow Pipit (Duncan Jennings via DH Wildlife FB)
  • East Molesey: Green Sandpiper by R Ember ne of Island Barn Reservoir (R Shaw per Surrey BC)
  • Eastcote "Field End RG": incl Red Kite (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Enfield "Freezywater EN3 [TQ361993]": Raven over cronking late-aft (Brian Dawton)
  • Epping "Epping High St": 114 Pied Wagtail roosting outside Speakeasy 0900 (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 12+ Mandarin Duck, m Chaffinch, 2f/imm Yellowhammer, 8+ Reed Bunting 7f/imm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Hackney Marshes "River Lea from Friends Br to Homerton Rd": 30 Teal, 29 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 26 Coot, 17 Moorhen, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chaffinch, 10 Stock Dove, Treecreeper, Little Owl (Marcin Kempa)
  • Hainault Forest CP: m Peregrine, f Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 2 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck (Steve Bacon)
  • Hampstead Heath: 5 Redwing [3 in trees nr Kenwood House stables & 2 more in hedgerow running from tumulus down to Model Boat Pond] (Philipp Wirtz); Peregrine over (Jamie Cedar per Samuel Levy)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: prob Yellow-legged Gull in mercers west roost (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Hornsey: Common Buzzard low over 1000 (Dean Williamson tweet)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: "no access": 20+ Barnacle Goose again in field south of Res & east of Esher STW early aft (Josephine Snell per Surrey BC)
  • Langley Vale Wood "Surrey": incl Barn Owl, 80 Jackdaw, Marsh Tit, 6 Skylark, 3 Nuthatch, 20 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 80 Chaffinch (via BirdTrack)
  • Lloyd Park, Walthamstow "E17": 256 Black-headed Gull, 73 Common Gull, 3 Greenfinch, 38 Starling, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail, 15 Woodpigeon, 8 Moorhen, 34 Mallard, 2 Canada Geese (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Bittern, 4 Pintail, 3 Shelduck, Water Pipit, 8 Redwing, 8 Water Rail (WWT website)
  • Mitcham Common: Short-eared Owl mobbed by corvids at dusk low over scrub at north end (Michael Mac)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail by River at N end of Pk": 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2-3 Siberian Chiffchaff nr blue lorry trailer on other side of river, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, also 2 Firecrest m & f nr fallen clump of ivy 150m further along trail, 1 Blackcap f, 5 Long-tailed Tits, Grey Wagtail, 5 Redwing (Franko J Maroevic, Justin Quail, Michael Mac et al)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": incl 4 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel (Peter Newbound via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: ad Iceland Gull on wennington 1235, Caspian Gull 2cy on wennington 1200-1300, 75 Shelduck, 105 Shoveler, 21 Pintail, 29 Pochard, 5 Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, 300 Dunlin, 36 Common Snipe, 3 Yellow-legged Gull 1 ad 2 2cy, 100 Lesser Black-backed Gull, ad f Marsh Harrier, 35 Jackdaw, 100 Rook, Stonechat, Water Pipit on river bank/Aveley Bay, Rock Pipit (Niall T Keogh); also 42 Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, pr Great Crested Grebe, 1500 Lapwing, 45 Common Snipe (Andy Tweed, Steve Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: f Blackcap coming to the feeders [obs'r?] there are also 3+ BCs m 2f wintering in Queen Mary's Gardens
  • Riddlesdown: incl 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 35 Jackdaw, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Nuthatch, Bullfinch (John Birkett via BirdTrack)
  • South Lodge Farm: 19 Fieldfare (Robert Callf)
  • Stocker's Lake: incl Oystercatcher early-pm (Stephen Younger via eBird)
  • Trent Park: 3 Cormorant, m Eurasian Teal lower lake, f Common Pochard, f Tufted Duck, 6 Moorhen, 2 Dunnock, 7 Robin, 10+ Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, Redwing, Goldcrest, 3 Long-tailed Tit, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Troy Mill Lake "Troy Cut [TQ040908]": 4 Chiffchaff along watercourse (John Edwards)
  • Verulamium Park: Yellow-legged Gull still (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Bearded Tit, Black Redstart, Goosander, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Common Sandpiper (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 4 Little Grebe, 3 Redwing, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, Kingfisher, Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Woodford Green: Great White Egret low WSW over forest at 4.50pm. not imaged (Ken Murray).
  • Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross: incl 10 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, 10 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)

Tuesday 11th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest m still Conservation Wood, Chiffchaff, 3 Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Bonnett's Wood: incl Woodcock, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Meadow Pipit (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Connaught Water: incl 5 Goosander 3m 2rh am ((Andrew Allen via Essex BwS)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl Shelduck, 49 Shoveler, 48 Gadwall, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Dagnam Park: Red Kite (Andy Hibbard per ELBF FB)
  • Danson Park: 150+ Redwing (Chris Gibbard tweet)
  • Felthamhill Carr: incl 2 Red Kite, Kestrel (via BirdTrack)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 2 Chaffinch, f Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting 9f/imm & m (Robert Callf)
  • Greenwich Park: flock of 250+ Redwing west of observatory c1050 (Dusty Gedge tweets)
  • Hampstead Heath: 11 Redwing moving around trees at Kenwood pond (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Holyfield Lake "Fishers Green": 2 Goldeneye m f below holyfield weir, Oystercatcher on spit above weir 1120 (David Moir via LVRP sightings blog); also Goosander fr path to grebe_hide 1530 (Caroline Leonard via LVRP blog)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: "restricted view fr Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still (Dave Harris per Surrey BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Bittern, 3 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper main lake (WWT website); 233 Cormorant 1440 (WWT tweet); incl 2 Bittern (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Newton Park West: incl Red Kite (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail north of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff still 1200 (BirdGuides); "1100-1230" also 2f Firecrest further upstream (Mark Bravery tweet)
  • Pynesfield GPs: incl 5 Gadwall, 13 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, 5 Cormorant, Kingfisher pm (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: ad Iceland Gull wennington 1505 (Andy Tweed via BirdGuides/ELBF FB); 3 Red Kite incl imm (Annie Jackson, Jim Campbell et al); 2 Marsh Harrier, f Peregrine, 3 Stonechat, 8 Water Pipit, 12 Rock Pipit (Howard Vaughan, Andy Tweed via ELBF FB)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: f Smew still north of bittern_hide (BirdGuides)
  • South Lodge Farm: 32 Black-headed Gull, 9 Pied Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Springfield Park: pr Wigeon still (Garry James tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup n basin still, 20+ Goldeneye, Little Grebe, 5 Black-necked Grebe s basin, 2 Water Pipit am (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, 4 Mandarin Duck 2m 2f, 2 Common Pochard pr, f Tufted Duck, 2 Common Buzzard pr displaying, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Valentines Park: ad Mediterranean Gull w/ yellow ring on grassland in ne part of park 1345, 65 Collared Dove at ornamental fish pond island, no sign of Turtle Dove there, 10 Stock Dove, 1 Coal Tit, 25 Redwing, 4 Jackdaw, 3 Shoveler 2m 1f (Niall T Keogh)
  • Waltham Cross "M25/A10 jn": c20 Golden Plover in usual field still early-am (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 4 Teal 3m 1f, 25 Gadwall 20m 5f, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Niall T Keogh)

Monday 10th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest Conservation Wood, Chiffchaff, 3 Shoveler, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton STW "private access": pr Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 28 Redshank, 8 Grey Wagtail, Brambling, 22 Linnet (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Broomfield Park: imm Grey Heron, 9 Northern Shoveler 5m 4f, 19 Tufted Duck 12m 7f, Black-headed Gull incl yellow darvic ringed 1st-winter 2C26 & adult 2BKT and red darvic ringed P.1, ad Common Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Nuthatch singing, 4 House Sparrow 2m 2f, Jay, 50+ Starling (Robert Callf)
  • Chipstead Lake "1100-1130": incl 8 Little Egret (Ted Scott via Kent OS)
  • Epping: 450 Jackdaw on meadow by swaines grn 1400 (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Finchley "N3": 1 Collared Dove sitting on chimney pot. Not a rare bird as such but only the third time I've seen one in my neighbourhood [all three sightings within the last year]. Looks like they might be moving into the area. (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Finsbury Park: f Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, 75 Redwing, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Green Woodpecker (Niall T Keogh)
  • Hogsmill STW: incl Jack Snipe (John Gale per Surrey BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: 54 Shoveler [site count], 53 Wigeon [site count], 4 Pintail, Goldeneye res lagoon, Bittern flew from res lagoon to main lake 1625, 170 Cormorant main lake, 89 Lapwing, 3 Redwing (WWT website); incl Water Pipit still (Matthew Cunningham via eBird); also incl Yellow-legged Gull (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 4 Redwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail north of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff still 1330 (BirdGuides); both still present and showing well [YBW also vocal] 1550 (Matthew Cunningham); also up to 13 Chiffchaff ssp collybita, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff ssp tristis [2 w/ YBW & 1 at back of Watermeads NR], 2 Blackcap, 2 Firecrest (Arjun Dutta tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Marsh Harrier, Jack Snipe, ad Mediterranean Gull (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: now reopened except for kingfisher_hide where ongoing work continues [RSPB tweet at 0930]
  • Seventy Acres Lake: 1 Bittern opp bittern_hide 13.30hrs, 1 Water Rail (Edwin Sapatsch); 2 Bittern still (BirdGuides)
  • Springfield Park "E5": 2 Wigeon m f [present for last five weeks], 25 Fieldfare (Marcin Kempa)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Goldeneye m 2f, 2 Wigeon m f, Common Snipe, Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk (Lol Bodini, Niall T Keogh); Firecrest, Peregrine, Kingfisher, 6 Teal (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: Little Egret (Julie Hillman per comm Keith Bates)

Sunday 9th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Greylag Geese, 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f, Common Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail all at Wood Green Reservoir (Dominic Mitchell); 778 Black-headed Gull, 30+ Common Gull, 209 Carrion Crow pre dusk (Sam Jones per Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: Chiffchaff behind dam (Andrew Self)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit (Calum Mckellar)
  • Lewisham "Algernon Rd": Blackcap m in garden (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: ad Mediterranean Gull, ad Iceland Gull [at mid-aft'n per BirdGuides], ad Caspian Gull, 3 Shelduck, Peregrine, 48 Cormorant, Water Pipit (WWT website/Twitter)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 3 Little Grebe, 2 Redwing, Kingfisher, Kestrel (Jack Headley)
  • Woodberry Wetlands "Site only partially open": 2 Shoveler, 5 Teal (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: A challenging day for all!, the odd Wood Pigeon, Corvids and Gulls aloft and even Common Buzzard close in to house at chimney height, managing (just!), to continue South before being swept East over the roof during a sudden strong gust. At the feeders 20+ Blue Tit, up to six Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Coal Tit and Great Tit present, which in turn attracted the attentions of a male Sparrowhawk several times to the swaying feeders, finishing off with a very loud Tawny Owl during a lull period at 17.10pm and he certainly did give a Hoot for the days events! (Ken Murray)

Saturday 8th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest Conservation Area, 3 Shoveler 2m f Wood Green Res (APOG Birders)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 190 Cormorants in 2 roosts (all fly in from west), fledged Grey Heron (still has pink beak at base) 15 nests, pr Teal, 28 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 3 pr Mandarin, pr Egyptian Geese, 7 Common Gull (Michael Mac)
  • Biggin Hill "Kent": incl Coal Tit, 4 Firecrest 3 & 1 reported, 3 Goldcrest, Nuthatch am (Michael Healy via eBird)
  • Boxer's Lake: 2 Cormorant, 9 Grey Heron 6ad 3imm incl three occupied nests w/ two birds sitting and a leucistic ad, 2 Mute Swan ad w/ orange darvic 4DQC and 1st-winter, 2 Egyptian Goose pr, 2m Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 3m 3f, Black-headed Gull incl yellow darvic-ringed T8UC from Poland, 2ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: 6 Redwing, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broxbourne Woods "1430-1530": Hawfinch into roost 1500 (Laurence Drummond tweet)
  • Bushy Park: 6 Goldfinch, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 4 Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 6 Redwing (Ian R Watson)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: juv Iceland Gull still am (Tony Brown tweet w/ Shaun Harvey); also incl 2 Oystercatcher pm (Alan Lewis via eBird); Siberian Chiffchaff still (BirdGuides)
  • Dollis Valley Walk "Greenwalk": 3 Firecrest in trees along Mutton Brook nr Henly's Corner (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Erith: Chiffchaff at end of Crabtree Manorway (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Fairlop Waters: 25 Golden Plover, 66 Lapwing, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Common Snipe, 5 Skylark, Redwing, Fieldfare, Little Owl (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 2 Yellowhammer m f, 5 Reed Bunting (Pete Lowman)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Song Thrush (John Bushall)
  • Hall Marsh: incl 2 Cattle Egret still (Paul Gymer via Essex BwS)
  • Hampstead Heath "Model Boat Pond": pr Great Crested Grebes close together but not displaying (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull in roost, 1 'white' Black-headed Gull [regular bird where grey is replaced with white] (Tony Blake)
  • Hogsmill STW: Great Egret in Hogsmill R by new pond mid-aft (S O'Keeffe per Surrey BC)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: incl 2 Peregrine, Raven, 150 Linnet canal field (Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: "restricted view fr Molesey Heath TQ133672": 2 Great Northern Diver still then one left am, also leucistic Black-headed Gull (Dave Harris tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, 76 Cormorant, Yellow-legged Gull fr wwf hide still, Kestrel, 5 Redwing (WWT website); 2 Bittern, 1ad Iceland Gull [at 11:30 per BirdGuides], 1f Sparrowhawk (Martin Honey & B Page); incl 85 Cormorant, 77 Lapwing, 9 Cetti's Warbler, Water Pipit (via BirdTrack)
  • Margravine Cemetery: 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2f 1m (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Oakwood Park: m Blackcap (Robert Callf)
  • Perivale Park: 2 Kingfisher chasing along adj R Brent, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3&2, 2 Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 70+ Linnet, 15+ Goldfinch, 40+ Chaffinch, m Reed Bunting (Neil Anderson)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail north of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Firecrest still early-am (BirdGuides); also 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 6 Goldcrest, Little Egret (Andrew Self); 3 Firecrest 3pm (Rhys Evans & 3 other people whose names I didn't catch)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir "permit only": 3 Oystercatcher 0830 (Brian Crathorne via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 42 Shelduck, 91 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 765 Wigeon, 16 Pintail, 461 Teal, 34 Pochard, 19 Tufted Duck, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, c1000 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 52 Common Snipe, 15 Redshank, Water Rail, Peregrine, Raven, 5 Skylark, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat, 1000 Starling, 11 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Red Kite (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Riddlesdown: incl 3 Bullfinch (Derek Kelly via Croydon Birders)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 7 Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Seventy Acres Lake "Fishers Grn": Bittern opp bittern_watchpt 1115 (BirdGuides/Philip Butson via BirdTrack); also incl another Bittern at n end of lake (Lee Valley RP volunteers via sightings blog)
  • Staines Moor: incl 4 Water Pipit still (Chris Jones via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoir "WeBS count": 11 Shelduck, 17 Shoveler, 62 Gadwall, 153 Wigeon, 23 Teal, 6 Pochard, 219 Tufted Duck, m Scaup n basin, Long-tailed Duck s basin sw cnr still, 52 Goldeneye, Little Grebe, 13 Black-necked Grebe s basin, 3 Water Pipit n basin (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: Shelduck, Green Sandpiper, Siskin (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stave Hill: Firecrest at turbine (Richard Page-Jones tweet)
  • Thamesmead: 3 Caspian Gulls all 1st-winter, 9+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull on Thames off Greenhaven Dr (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Totteridge: Red Kite over Buckingham Ave (Samuel Levy on behalf of local resident)
  • Totteridge Valley: Little Owl, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 4 Siskin, Fieldfare, 55 Redwing, c180 Black-headed Gull (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Cormorant, 12 Mandarin 9m 3f, f Pochard, pr Tufted Duck (Pete Lowman)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove on island w/ Collared Doves still (BirdGuides)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": singing Blackcap [first this year], 3 Little Grebe, 3 Redwing (Jack Headley)
  • Whitewebbs Wood: incl 6 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 14 Mandarin, Common Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 6 Siskin (Andy Holmes via BirdTrack) I strongly suspect that some of these records relate to Wildwoods Lake - which is a private site - RM Callf
  • Woolwich: ad Yellow-legged Gull off King Henry's Wharf (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Wraysbury GPs: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming by river TQ016734 at 12:35 then N (Roger Morton tweet)

Friday 7th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest Conservation Wood [male and a duller individual possibly female], 7 Pochard, Redwing, 2 Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, Cetti's Warbler (Tom Speller via BirdTrack)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Buckland Sand Pits: incl 11 Egyptian Goose, 4 Gadwall, 9 Wigeon, 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Rook, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 3 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 30 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (David Campbell via BirdTrack)
  • Bunhill Fields Burial Ground "Bunhill Fields": Greenfinch (James Palmer)
  • Cowley: 4 Common Buzzard 2 returning pairs displaying am (Roger Morton tweet)
  • Erith Pier: colour-ringed adult Mediterranean Gull, 200 Dunlin, 150 Redshank, 20 Shelduck (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 14 Mandarin Duck, 2 Common Buzzard, 16+ Stock Dove, 6f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Finsbury Square: 8 Pied Wagtail, 17 Starling (James Palmer)
  • Greenford "town centre": Red Kite circling low upsetting large Feral Pigeon flock (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Park: 20 Redwing (Ray Crouch)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": m Stonechat on the double fencing Which fence is that with the stonechat? Did it fly off already? Jamie, also 100 Redwings and 30 Goldfinches roving around the Hill area (Pete Mantle); 21 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch, 3 Gadwall, Mandarin Duck, Sparrowhawk, two Common Gull, 5 Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Great Crested Grebes beginning courtship but interrupted by helicopter (Jamie Cedar) Also i've decided I wrongly identified those 'yellow legged gulls' I reported last month. Sorry about that! Jamie The Stonechat was perched on and feeding around the temporary double wire fence running north and downhill from the viewpoint. I think this area will be reseeded soon PM
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 149 Mute Swan, 79 Egyptian Goose, 21 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard m, 9 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, c800 Black-headed Gull, 77 Common Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Fieldfare, c70 Redwing southern end of Parade Ground, 2 Mistle Thrush (Des McKenzie)
  • Kingston: Common Buzzard behind refuse and recycling centre at Chapel Mill Road (Nigel Jackman)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 3 Bittern, 4 Water Rail, 80 Lapwing, ad Yellow-legged Gull main lake fr wwf hide pm, Siskin (WWT website); also Water Pipit still (Twitter)
  • Lonsdale Rd Res "part of WeBS": pr Shelduck, 6 Egyptian Geese 3 pr [2 pr in trees prospecting], 26 Teal, 21 Shoveler, 2 singing Stock Dove, 8+ Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Phipps Tram Stop: f Peregrine on Pylon, 10+ House Sparrows in bush (Michael Mac)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail": Yellow-browed Warbler briefly at 3:40pm flew over from blue lorry side of river, 5 Meadow Pipits on rough field by house, male Kestrel (Michael Mac); 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 10 Chiffchaff, Peregrine over (Bob Smith); also incl 2 Firecrest, 2+ Goldcrest, 4 Redwing, Grey Wagtail (Bill Shimmers tweet); also incl Little Grebe, singing Cetti's Warbler (Mark Bravery tweet); also Common Snipe, 3 Blackcap incl 2 singing, Siskin (Jake Klavins et al)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Common Buzzard, Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose [breeding pair have lost all their ten young], Red Kite, Peregrine, Dartford Warbler (Friday Bird Group)
  • Sidcup: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Common Buzzard over fr footpath beside R Shuttle nr bridge jn of Willersley Ave/Haddon Grove (Eric Brown)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Red Kite, 1-2 Woodcock, m Stonechat in brief look (Lee Dingain tweet); also incl Little Egret, Kestrel, 21 Skylark, 40 Fieldfare (Dick Haydon via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 13 Black-necked Grebe on S basin E end early pm, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Shelduck, 105 Wigeon, 23 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 21 Goldeneye, 1 Redshank, 1 Water Pipit N basin E end (Franko J Maroevic); also m Scaup n basin nr causeway pm (Jim Sweetland tweet)
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  • Stocker's Lake: Vast flock of Jackdaws gathering for roost. Picture shows some of them (Richard Francis)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “9.30-12.15 mid morning HT”: 36 Gadwall river [r], 47 Teal r, 28 Mallard r, 23 Redshank r, 4 Turnstone r, 6 Cormorant r, 2 Rock Pipit [1 littoralis characteristics], 1 Shelduck [downriver], 2 Common Gull r, 2 Black-headed Gull [CR 2HSD & 2HKK], 2 Great Black-backed Gull [CR WF5T], 1 Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting f, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat f, 27 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 3 Cett'is Warbler h (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • The Barbican: Grey Heron (James Palmer)
  • Thorndon CP "n section 0900-1300": incl 5 Fieldfare, 100+ Redwing, prob Hawfinch over old pk [n end], 10+ Bullfinch old pk area nr dog pond (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Trent Park: 3 Cormorant, 6 Mandarin Duck 3m 3f, m Eurasian Teal lower lake, 3 Tufted Duck m 2f, 2 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail water-outlet lower lake, 11 Long-tailed Tit incl one carrying nesting material, 4 Coal Tit incl singing m, 14 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper incl singing m, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "fishing lake": Little Egret, 15+ Common Snipe, 4 Bullfinch, 11+ Siskin (TyttGP tweet)
  • Woodoaks Farm: incl 3 Meadow Pipit, c100 Linnet am (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Yeading: Red Kite (Neil Anderson)

Thursday 6th February 2020

  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": incl Water Rail h nr viewpt, Oystercatcher w/ ring arr'd at dusk, Caspian Gull 1w still aft (Allan Meadows via Herts BC/Ron Cousins tweet); {Pipistrelle bat chased by Black-headed Gull pm} (Allan Meadows tweet)
  • Brentford: singing Chiffchaff by GU Canal next to railway bridge (Michael E Robinson)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Redwing, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam); Kingfisher 1507 (Tom Moulton)
  • Cheshunt Lakes: 2 Cattle Egret, 6 Common Snipe, up to 20 Lapwing, 6-7 Goosander, 20+ Wigeon, 3 Water Rail, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10 Fieldfare (Nick Croft)
  • Creekmouth: juv Iceland Gull on sewage works settling pools and around buildings on e side of creek early aft (Sean Huggins and David Bradshaw)
  • Dellsome Bottom nr Hatfield: 5 Stonechat pr at TL219059 pr at TL221060 & f at TL223058 (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Epsom Downs "incl Walton Downs": incl 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Owl, Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, 3 Skylark, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Meadow Pipit (Kevin Guest via BirdTrack)
  • Ferny Hill Farm "private access": 13 Mandarin Duck, 8+ f/imm Reed Bunting (Robert Callf)
  • Fetcham Mill Pond: Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, Redpoll (Mark Davis via BirdTrack)
  • Golders Hill Park: resident pr Egyptian Geese & 7yg still as of Monday [no Larus gulls or Canada Geese seen], 45+ Redwing in deer pen, Mistle Thrush (James Levy)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Redwing (John Bushell)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2 mudflats": ad Mediterranean Gull with nearly full black hood 1700 (Mike Paice)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: incl 20 Wigeon, 7 Goosander, 2 Cattle Egret still, 3 Water Rail, 6 Common Snipe, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, 10 Fieldfare (Nick Croft per ELBF FB)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill": House Sparrow in tree next to cafe uncommon here (Reuben Braddock); "woodland north of Viaduct Pond" 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker following each other around canopies of large beech trees, "Bird Sanctuary Pond" m Kestrel passing over pond NW to SE and back (Philipp Wirtz)
  • Heathrow: 32 Common Snipe, 4 Jack Snipe (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Green Sandpiper glebe lake aft (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • King George V Res "permit only": imm m Hooded Merganser south basin 12.30 [per female but with dark bill & bright yellow eye] presumed escape but no rings seen when diving [but difficult to see clearly] (Ian Lycett) IL - BNGs etc now separated under Wm Girling post below [assuming all were seen there]
  • Leatherhead "Randalls Way": 1 Common Buzzard drifted E 13:00 (Neil Batten)
  • Little Britain Lake: incl 8 Gadwall, 30 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5+ Grey Heron, Little Egret, 15 Cormorant, Red Kite Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail pm (Barnaby Briggs via eBird)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Buzzard circled then SE 1310, Bittern, 5 Water Rail, 10 Redwing, Meadow Pipit W, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Mardyke Valley, Stifford - Aveley: incl Shelduck, 11 Fieldfare, 3 Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack)
  • Morden Hall Park: incl 2 Skylark early-am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • Orsett "Dunning’s Ln": Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 115 Skylark, 47 House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Orsett Fen: incl 2 Kestrel, m Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 472 Starling (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail north of Pk": Cetti's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff [tristis ssp], Blackcap c10.00 (Steve Gale tweets); "11-12.30ish" f Firecrest, 6+ Wren, {Fox lazing nr YBW} (Paul Francis)
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Firecrests m & f cordite area, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harriers (Sean Huggins and David Bradshaw)
  • Ravensbury Park: incl 12 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, 2 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • St James's Park: Shelduck fully-winged m associating w/ collection birds [wary so thought to be a wild bird] (Bill Haines)
  • South Lodge Farm: ad m Sparrowhawk low over field 1237 (Robert Callf)
  • Springwell Lake: incl 6 Gadwall, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 2m Blackcap [1 singing], 1 Redwing am (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: 2 Cormorant, 19 Mandarin Duck 12m 7f upper lake, f Common Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck m 2f, f, 3 Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Song Thrush incl three singing m, 2 Firecrest - one foraging in laurel SW edge of Rough Lot 1345, another SW edge of Moat Wd 1446 (Robert Callf); 2m Tawny Owl calling Ride Wood/Camlet Hill (Gal James)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: incl Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, m Bearded Tit showing well on no1 reedbed w/ Reed Buntings c12.50 (Peter Cotgreave)
  • Wandsworth Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker [1st since Dec 2015] in trees by railway betw Bellevue Rd & lake 0915 (Peter White tweet)
  • Watermeads: incl 5 Gadwall, 8 Teal, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail am (Steve Patmore via eBird)
  • William Girling Reservoir "viewed fr Mansfield Pk": 32 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Black-necked Grebes (Ian Lycett)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret, Peregrine on horsefields (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 5th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 1-2 Firecrest Conservation Wood, Redwing, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl Shelduck, 51 Wigeon, Woodcock, Green Sandpiper, Skylark, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 128 Fieldfare, 26 Redwing, 13 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (Ruth Barnes via BirdTrack); also Long-eared Owl [Ldn foy] (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Black Park "Bucks": Raven N 1550 (John Edwards via Bucks BN)
  • Brixton "Hill, Blenheim Gardens Estate": m Blackcap, 8 Goldfinches (Tony Stones)
  • Coulsdon "Woodfield Hill, Surrey": incl Brambling (John Gowers via BirdTrack)
  • Coursers Farm: 3 Red Kite, 3 Stonechat 2f m along track by M25 embankment nr jn22 [TL197032], Grey Wagtail, 12 Yellowhammer fdr (Rupert Evershed via Twitter/Herts BC)
  • Cremorne Gardens: 15 Gadwall on Thames (Des McKenzie)
  • Croxley Common Moor: incl Red Kite, Kestrel (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 21 Greenfinch pre-roost gathering 1615 (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher, Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Song Thrush singing, 3 Egyptian Goose, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Gadwall m, Common Gull, 28 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Islington Green: Mistle Thrush singing vigorously above the roar of traffic (John Colmans)
  • Lloyd Park, Croydon: Red-legged Partridge by Mapledale Rd entrance (Peter Phillips via Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Bittern, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Loughton: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker briefly atop tallest elm tree on the West side of Loughton High Rd and Avenue gate, before flying W at 1305 (Ken Murray)
  • Maple Cross "West": incl Kestrel, 3 Skylark 2 singing, 3 Redwing, 13 House Sparrow, 6 Meadow Pipit, Yellowhammer (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Mayflower Park: Peregrine on pylon (Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Firecrest (JW Davies)
  • Northaw Great Wood: 6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 5 Goldcrest incl singing m, 4 Coal Tit incl two singing m, 7 Nuthatch, 5 Treecreeper, 7 Chaffinch {f Muntjac Deer} No sign of any Marsh Tits (Robert Callf)
  • Olympic Park "waterglade meadows pond & adj R Lee inlet": incl Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Tony Kennelly tweet)
  • Painshill Park: incl 15 Tufted Duck, m Goosander, Red Kite (Josephine Snell tweet); also incl 2 Great Crested Grebe, Nuthatch (J Ford via Surrey BN)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, 2 Redwing, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Coal Tit, 4 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail north of Pk": Yellow-browed Warbler as prev'y, also 2 Siberian Chiffchaff there (Josephine Snell tweets); also 10 Chiffchaff, Blackcap singing, f Firecrest just upriver, 8 Goldcrest (Peter Alfrey blog)
  • Primrose Hill: Skylark foy W 1340, Meadow Pipit NNW 1335 (Twitter)
  • Ruxley GPs "permit only": 30+ Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, c15 Common Gull, 3 Cetti's Warbler, calling Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker h, Green Woodpecker, 8 Redwing, 3-4 singing Song Thrush, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Egyptian Goose, singing Reed Bunting, m Kingfisher, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • St Paul's Cray "gdn BR5": f Sparrowhawk taking Feral Pigeon from mature tree adj to Normanhurst Rd early pm (Jack Headley)
  • Stocker's Farm: incl 9 Wigeon, 6 Lapwing, c10 House Sparrow (Paul Lewis via eBird)
  • Town Park "Enfield": Cormorant, 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f, 10 Tufted Duck 5m 5f, Common Gull, 8 Stock Dove incl singing m, 6 Redwing, 2 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Twickenham: m Tawny Owl calling south of Strawberry Hill stn 22.30 (Mike Foster)
  • Upminster "Puddledock Farm Fishery": Sandwich Tern [Ldn foy] at Fishery then E 1410 (Alan Shearman via BirdGuides/ELBF FB)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush front paddocks, 2 Fieldfare, Kestrel rear paddocks, 2 Stonechat bomb crater field (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Bearded Tit showed a couple of times in No 1 reed bed, Black Redstart still but now very elusive, Firecrest, 9 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)

Tuesday 4th February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: m Firecrest and possibly a second bird Conservation Wood, 2m Shoveler, 2 Pochard m & f, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 50+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gr Hardmead Lake": Caspian Gull 1w, 2 Yellow-legged Gull [both 2w] evg roost (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Broomfield Park: imm Grey Heron, 8 Northern Shoveler 6m 2f, 18 Tufted Duck 11m 7f, Black-headed Gull incl metal-ringed 3726.091 from Holland & yellow darvic-ringed ad 2BKT and yellow darvic-ringed first-winter 2C26, m Collared Dove singing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 5 House Sparrow 2m 3f, 19 Greenfinch feeding, 17 Goldfinch pre-roost (Robert Callf)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: Iceland Gull juv still on R Thames/Roding fr Creekside Park [TQ457817] at 13:00 (Tony Kennelly tweet)
  • Croxley Common Moor: Little Egret (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Dagenham Chase: incl 30 Shoveler, 40 Wigeon, 2 Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, [Bar-Headed Goose] (Sam Porter per ELBF FB)
  • Darlands Lake "area": 2 Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Raven over and toward Dollis Valley 11:35, f Bullfinch (Des McKenzie)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: incl 4+ Common Snipe, f Stonechat, Yellowhammer (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Fetcham Mill Pond: incl 26 Common Gull (Mark Davis via BirdTrack)
  • Hackney Marshes: Little Owl, Kingfisher (J-P Elmes)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: incl 2 Cattle Egret still (Andy Holmes via BirdTrack)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Little Gull reported (via BirdTrack) 'unconfirmed' per BirdGuides
  • Kelsey Park: incl 30 Tufted Duck, 19 Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, 3 Redwing, 3 Siskin (Liz Anderson via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: incl 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, 2 Common Snipe, Water Pipit (WWT website); ad Iceland Gull main lake fr wwf hide again midday then flew off (Josephine Snell tweet)
  • Orpington "Boating Pond": Little Egret again 15:50 (Jack Headley)
  • Pinner: Red Kite, 3 Redwing, 2 Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail": Yellow-browed Warbler as y'day showing well (BirdGuides)
  • Pymmes Park: Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Common Buzzard, darvic-ringed ad-winter Mediterranean Gull on playing fields to 13:00 at least, 9 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Des McKenzie)
  • Richmond Park: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Paula Redmond)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Little Grebe [1st since Sep], 2 Water Rail, Common Snipe, Kestrel, Fieldfare, 5 Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “14.30-15.30 Black Duck Marsh”: 6 Pochard m, 3 Cetti's Warbler 2h, 1 Stonechat f, 2 Marsh Harrier m&f, 2 Grey Heron around nests, 1 Tufted Duck f, 1 Shoveler m, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 8 Coot (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley: Kingfisher, Kestrel, 25 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, c80 Canada Goose (John Colmans)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove 13:55 in low tree with 20 Collared Dove (Michael Mac) finally seen Turtle Dove at 1400 and 30+ Redwing, 2 Nuthatch (Barbara Miller)
  • Victoria Park "East Park": 70+ Redwing, 10+ Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Firecrest, m Black Redstart (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 3 Stonechat (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: Woodcock, 2 Firecrest calling north end going to roost (Nick Croft)
  • West Thurrock “Thames foreshore 15.00 HT viewed from Greenhithe, Kent”: 45 Avocet, 23 Shelduck, 2 Curlew, 43+ Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine [top of Thames north power crossing pylon] (Roger Keith)
  • Worcester Park: Little Egret, 10 Redwing horse fields (Bob Smith)

Monday 3rd February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Firecrest Conservation Wood, 2m Shoveler, 15 Redwing, Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 173 Cormorants, 6 Pochard, 24 Shoveler, 4 Mandarin (Michael Mac)
  • Black Park: incl 10 Red Kite, 20 Siskin pm (Barnaby Briggs via eBird)
  • Brentford: Kingfisher by GU Canal next to railway bridge (Michael E Robinson)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove, Blackcap m (Conrad Ellam)
  • Connaught Water: incl 4 Goosander 3m f (Richard Cope via eBird)
  • Frogmore Lakes "Herts": 25 Siskin (Alan Winn via BirdTrack)
  • Home Park: incl 5 Grey Heron, 70 Common Gull, Kestrel, 50 Ring-necked Parakeet, 110 Jackdaw, 14 Skylark, 120 Starling, Treecreeper, 8 Redwing, Stonechat, 18 Meadow Pipit (via BirdTrack)
  • Kensington "Stratford Rd 8.20am": Blackcap m (Ian R Watson)
  • Kentish Town "Station": Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lewisham "Algernon Rd": Blackcap f in garden (Conrad Ellam)
  • London Wetland Centre: no sign Iceland Gull am (Chris White tweet); 2 Bittern, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Peregrine on Ch. X. hospital with prey, 2 Water Pipit (Martin Honey); Goldeneye (Alan Wilkinson); also Green Sandpiper high over 1250, Skylark overflow c/p then NW (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest (JW Davies)
  • Orpington "Boating Pond": Little Egret fishing in adjacent River Cray 15:50 (Jack Headley)
  • Palmers Green "River Ave N13": 110+ Black-headed Gulls slowly flying NE at 15:27 [higher than normal count for area] (Katy McGilvray)
  • Poulter Park "Wandle Trail": Yellow-browed Warbler unit-b yard in tree behind blue-container lorry TQ275673 again 13:30 (Jason Simpson via Surrey BN)
  • Pymmes Park: 4 Common Pochard 3m f, 32 Tufted Duck 22m 10f, Black-headed Gull ad w/ yellow darvic ring TPMM from Poland, Mediterranean Gull ad w/ yellow darvic ring 2H72 1455 - 1615, 11 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Nuthatch, 100+ Starling, Jackdaw (Robert Callf/Bob Husband)
  • Rainham Marshes: Caspian Gull 1w Aveley Bay, Red Kite W low over Purfleet Scrape, 2 Water Pipits (Sean Huggins)
  • Raynes Park: 2 Redwing in garden (Paula Redmond)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: incl Smew, Bittern (John Rivoire via BirdTrack)
  • Staines Moor "am": Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 36 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff (Nick Baker)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Oystercatcher fishing lake 0915 (TyttGP tweet)
  • Valentines Park: 1st-w Turtle Dove in trees south of lake, 2 Jackdaw (Rhys Evans)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 6 Little Egrets nr railway line 12:30 (Sue Barry)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Bearded Tit, Firecrest, 2 Goosander, 9 Goldeneye, Shelduck, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 2 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Warren Barn Farm "Surrey": incl Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 500 Jackdaw, 250 Rook (John Birkett via BirdTrack)
  • Wraysbury GPs "walk to Colne Mere": incl 2 Gadwall, Pochard, 35 Tufted Duck, 9 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper (Dick Haydon via BirdTrack)

Sunday 2nd February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Wood, m Shoveler, Redwing flock, 53 Common Gull, 400+ Black-headed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Ashtead Common: 2 Stonechat m f in field at north edge 1500 (Richard Nunns via Surrey BN)
  • Beddington Farmlands: incl 5 Shelduck, 9 Water Pipit (BFBG blog)
  • Broadwater Lake NR: 2 Black-necked Grebe seen from causeway between lakes, 2 m Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 10+ Wigeon, 20+ Pochard, 100+ Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Red Kite, Treecreeper, Goldcrest (Nigel Barratt)
  • Canons Park "Edgware": 48 Redwing, Mistle Thrush singing, Song Thrush singing, 3 Nuthatch calling (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group regular birdwalk); "nearby "Seven Acres Lake [private site]" 2m Goosander [may be viewable from gate], Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 adult Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard 3pr, 8 Tufted Duck 4pr, 6 Common Gull, 115 Black-headed Gull (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group regular birdwalk)
  • Coursers Farm: incl Red Kite, Oystercatcher, Kestrel, 120 Jackdaw, 2 Skylark, 14 Yellowhammer (via BirdTrack)
  • Creekmouth, Barking "Beckton Creekside": incl 5 Shelduck, 39 Teal, Redshank, juv Iceland Gull at mouth of creek 0915, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 6 Cetti's Warbler h, 8+ Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting am (Tim Rymer tweet/BirdGuides); "Beckton Creekside & STW" also incl 6 Shelduck, 75 Teal, 12 Redshank, 4 Reed Bunting (Graham Howie via eBird)
  • Cremorne Gardens "Thames": 2 Egyptian Goose, 9 Gadwall, 2 adult Great Black-backed Gull (Des McKenzie)
  • Crossness: 2 Caspian Gull 1w 3w, 9+ Yellow-legged Gull, 81 Dunlin, c150 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, c30 Redshank, 1 Rock Pipit, c100 Gadwall, c400 Teal, 2 Chiffchaff, {1 small bat presumed Pipistrelle at dusk} (Louis Freeland-Haynes)
  • Eagle Pond "Snaresbrook": ad Caspian Gull (James Heal)
  • Fetcham Mill Pond "Surrey": incl Red Kite, 2 Stonechat (Ruth Ireland via BirdTrack)
  • Gatton Park "Surrey": incl 6 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 15 Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Grey Heron, Nuthatch pm (Dave Panchaud via eBird)
  • Greville Place LNR "NW6": Firecrest, Redwing (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Hackney Marshes: 1 Little Owl, 2 Stock Dove (Alastair Dent)
  • Highfield Farm: Red Kite, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Redwing, 7 Yellowhammer am (Chris Ruis via Herts BC/eBird)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Goldeneye, 1 Treecreeper singing (Tony Blake)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Shelduck W, Raven (Gordon Hay per Surrey BC)
  • Holyfield Lake: incl 4 Gadwall, 20 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye pm (Marion Bertuzzo via eBird)
  • KGV Res "permit only": Corn Bunting flushed along shoreline toward causeway 0905 (Neville Smith tweet)......an Excellent find Neville! (Ken Murray)
  • London Wetland Centre: ad Iceland Gull, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Bittern, Water Pipit, 12 Redwing, 2 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 2 Peregrine (WWT website); ad Caspian Gull (Andrew Self)
  • Newgate Street nr Cuffley "Herts": incl 43 Lapwing, 42 Common Gull, Kestrel, 25 Skylark, 2 Nuthatch, 9 Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet, 45 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting (via BirdTrack)
  • Northaw Great Wood "Herts": incl Red Kite, 8 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Redwing (via BirdTrack)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: Peregrine, Kestrel, Common Snipe, pr Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, c50 Chaffinch feeding in dead mixed/sunflower area (Neil Anderson)
  • St Paul's Cray "Sandy Ln BR5": 2-3 calling Tawny Owl c19:30 (Jack Headley)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: rh Smew still, 260 Chaffinch, 80 Linnet both north of lake midday (Alan Harris via Essex BwS)
  • Staines Reservoir "south basin": incl Long-tailed Duck still [sw cnr 1335], 5 Goldeneye, 2 Black-necked Grebe (via BirdTrack/Kit Britten tweet); 11 Black-necked Grebe early pm 10 on W side S basin, 3 Little Grebe W end N basin, 17 Goldeneye, 4 Shelduck, 1 Water Pipit causeway then on W side N basin (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Thamesmead: Caspian Gull 2w at Princess Alice Way early a'noon [also seen later in Woolwich], also 7 Yellow-legged Gulls Greenhaven Drive/Princess Alice Way (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 74 Canada Geese roost, Mandarin Duck, 34 Mallard, 5 Teal, 33 Stock Dove, 5 Black-headed Gull, 116 Common Gull, Cormorant, Little Owl, Kestrel, 37 Rook, 6 Goldcrest, 180 Starling, 100 Redwing, 80 Fieldfare, 5 Bullfinch, f Reed Bunting owl_field, {4 Pipistrelle sp Bats in cow field} (Samuel Levy & Simon Worsfold)
  • Upminster "Fairplay Farm": incl Water Rail, Green Sandpiper, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, pr Stonechat, 9 Reed Bunting, 46 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove 1w on island w/ Collared Doves still 1430 (Peter Hopkins tweet/BirdGuides)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: up to 30 Fieldfares rear of No 5 feeding on playing fields, drake Goosander on No 4 (Quentin Given); Kestrel, Firecrest (Toby Fountain via BirdTrack)
  • Woolwich: Caspian Gull 2w at King Henry's Wharf 1.20pm [bird took 17 minutes to get here as we had left it sitting on the river off Princess Alice Way at 1.03pm], 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull (Rich Bonser, Dante Shepherd)

Saturday 1st February 2020

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Conservation Area, f Wigeon still, m Kestrel, Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmans Park "incl Royal Veterinary College & Water End": incl 15 Skylark (via BirdTrack)
  • Creekmouth, Barking: "Beckton" Caspian Gull, Oystercatcher, 3 Curlew, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); "Creekmouth" juv Iceland Gull showing well for 20 minutes, also Oystercatcher, Curlew, Common Sandpiper, 4+ Chiffchaff, 4+ Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie, Nick Croft)
  • Enfield Town "Church St EN2": 16 Greenfinch went to roost 1610 - 1615 (Robert Callf)
  • Finsbury Park: Nuthatch, Coal Tit, c40 Redwing (Chris Farthing)
  • Greenford: Red Kite chased by Crow over garden, also Kestrel over [less than annual over garden] (Neil Anderson)
  • Hammersmith: 2 Mistle Thrush feeding on St Paul's School PG (Samuel Levy)
  • Home Park: 10 Gadwall on Rick Pond, Skylark singing nearby 9.45 (Mike Foster)
  • Island Barn Reservoir "no access": Great Northern Diver still [view fr Molesey Heath TQ133672] (Dave Harris per Surrey BC)
  • Kew Gardens: incl 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, 3 Coal Tit, Nuthatch (via BirdTrack)
  • London Wetland Centre: Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, ad Iceland Gull main lake again 1025 [later-am res lagoon then off W], Peregrine, 6 Redwing, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website/Twitter/BirdGuides); Bittern still am (BirdGuides); 1 Common Snipe wader scrape (Martin Honey); also 7 Mandarin Duck, 48 Shoveler, 47 Wigeon, 45 Teal, 6 Common Snipe, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 56 Cormorant, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Common Gull (Samuel Levy, Arjun Dutta, Kabir Kaul, James McCulloch, Megan McCleverty, Sian Mercer)
  • Perivale Park: Kestrel with prey in tree (Waspurs)
  • Pinner: Red Kite drifting over on wind (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mary Res "pump stn": incl 2 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 23 Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 50 Cormorant, 3 Red Kite, 72 Common Gull, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 500 Ring-necked Parakeet, 50 Jackdaw, 3 Coal Tit, Skylark, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 11 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail (via BirdTrack)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Marsh Harrier over, 10+ Common Snipe, 2 Eurasian Curlew, 3 Kestrel, 3 Common Shelduck, 4-5 Northern Pintail, Water Pipit, m Stonechat, 200+ Lapwing, 200+ Wigeon (Oliver Flory); also incl 26 Shelduck, 48 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 800 Wigeon, 14 Pintail, 750 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, 2 Golden Plover, 39 Common Snipe, 15 Redshank, Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 12 Skylark, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Stonechat, 2 Water Pipit (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Shrewsbury Park: incl 3 Nuthatch, 5 Bullfinch (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • Teddington: Red Kite over Broom Rd RG 11.45 (Mike Foster)
  • Totteridge Fields/Dollis Valley: 2 Raven, 2 Common Buzzard, 30 Common Gull, Kestrel, Cormorant (Tony Clancy)
  • Town Park "Enfield": Little Grebe Carr's Basin (Robert Callf)
  • Valentines Park: Turtle Dove 1w on island [n side] under cover w/ Collared Doves still 1400 (Harringay Birder tweet); Turtle Dove still 1545, Little Grebe on island pond (Oliver Flory via eBird)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1w Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 8+ Redwing (James Heal)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Siskin, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Pochard, 4 Gadwall [notable as a worryingly low number of dabbling ducks in Park due to suspected contamination of lakes] (James Heal)
  • Watermeadows Open Space "BR5": 8+ Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Gadwall, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • William Girling Reservoir "restricted view fr Mansfield Pk": incl Pochard, m Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 800 Common Gull (Dominic Mitchell via eBird)
  • Woolwich: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls 2w 1w King Henry's Wharf (Rich Bonser)

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