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Monday 21st October 2019 Edit

Sunday 20th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Viz mig 0745 to 1045: Reed Bunting SW, 4 Skylark W, 461 Jackdaw mostly W (163 in one flock), 14 Meadow Pipit, 11 Redwing, Song Thrush, 16 Starling W, 40 Chaffinch, 306 Woodpigeon mostly W/SW, 2 Peregrine, Shoveler (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: "vismig 07:10 - 9:45" 879 Woodpigeon, 129 Jackdaw, 83 Redwing, 12 Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Reed Bunting; also 13 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Water Rail (Andrew Self)
  • Colley Hill: juvenile Marsh Harrier, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Ring Ouzel (Steve Gale)
  • Ewell, Banstead road: 1 Common Buzzard W. (Neil Batten)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Barn Owl flew south-east 9.35 when the park opened, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)  
  • Hackney Marshes: 3 Gadwall, 27 Teal, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Egret, Kingfisher, 22 Pied Wagtail, 60 Jackdaw over (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill vismig 07.45 to 08.45”: Reed Bunting W, 10 Linnet NW, 6 Chaffinch NW, Meadow Pipit W, c370 Woodpigeon W, 2 Stock Dove N/W, c250 Jackdaw NW (150+ in one flock) (Reuben Braddock); "10.00 to 11.30" 3 Common Buzzard, 200 Jackdaw some going W, Skylark SE, 250 Chaffinch NW, 2 Greenfinch NW, 40 Goldfinch, 10 Linnet, Redpoll W, 30 Meadow Pipit W, Redwing NW, Song Thrush NW (Pete Mantle); "11.55 to 13.35" 41 Mandarin Duck (20m 21f Kenwood Lake), Kingfisher (Stock Pond), 5 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Siskin S, Meadow Pipit S, Grey Wagtail S, 15 Redwing S, 20 Jackdaw S (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Cetti's Warbler singing by the pond, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail on the river (Alastair Dent)
  • Morden Hall Park: 2 Skylark SW, 2+ Cetti's Warblers, 3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Song Thrush S, Nuthatch, 1 Meadow Pipit, 12 Linnet S, 25 Chaffinch and 3 Greenfinch (Arjun Dutta)
  • Plumstead Common: 50 Jackdaw 11:00 SW together tight flock (Patrick English)
  • Primrose Hill: Hawfinch NW 0835 (Twitter)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: female Stonechat on Patty pool mead, Red-crested Pochard female in flood relief channel (Brian Dawton)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, 2 Heron, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, c350 Wood Pigeon SW, 14 Skylark, 18 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 3 Redwing low W, 8 Song Thrush, pr Coal Tit (unusual here), 300+ Starling N in one broad flock, c200 Jackdaw W (4 flocks of 60/60/40/40), 10 Linnet, 4 Chaffinch SW, [Fox] (Neil Anderson)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 830 Jackdaws SW between 8 am and noon in flocks of up to 175 - the largest movement of recent years (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 0935 - 1105: 101 Jackdaw SW, 136 Woodpigeon SW, 11 Meadow Pipit NW, 3 Starling NW, min 10 Chaffinch NW, 3 Redpoll SW, 1 Skylark, 20 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat (Tony Blake)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Red Kite briefly mobbed by c15 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 19th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest Blandford Hall, 50 yards from Tarmac path opposite Alexandra Palace station, 28 Jackdaw mostly W, 7 Meadow Pipit, Song Thrush, Siskin, 10+ Chaffinch, 40 Woodpigeon mostly W/SW, Stock Dove, eclipse drake Shoveler Boating Lake, 2 Chiffchaff, Common Gull, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Berrylands: Tawny Owl hooting at 20.05 (Nick Tanner)
  • Broadwater Lake / River Colne: 15 Siskin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail {1 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Migrant Hawker} (Michael E Robinson)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: adult male COMMON NIGHTHAWK photographed flying along River Thames and north-east over Diana fountain towards Richmond Park between 12:26 and 12:33 (Lewis Newman); photo on Twitter. [1]. 3 Green Woodpecker, c30 Meadow Pipit, 8+ Skylark, Stonechat, all in bracken to the east of Diana Fountain (Nick Tanner) Kingfisher, 3 Little Owl, Kestrel (Jake Klavins)
  • Crossness: Caspian Gull, 108 Shelduck, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail, Snipe, Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 109 Redshank, Kingfisher, 4 Stonechat, 20 Cetti’s Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Gunpowder Park: 8 Stonechat (Neville Smith).
  • Hall Place: 2 Kingfishers (Harry Halstead)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 175 Jackdaws NW ( 120 + 55), 10 Black-headed Gulls W, 200 Woodpigeons NW, 15 Linnets W/SW, 20 Goldfinches SW, 40 Chaffinches W, 5 Greenfinches, 20 Meadow Pipits over, 5 Alba wagtails W, 2 Grey Wagtails W, Common Buzzard (Pete Mantle)
  • Rainham Marshes: 350 Greylag Goose, 42 Shelduck, 112 Shoveler, 360 Teal, 27 Pochard, 140 Stock Dove (65 S plus 75 on Wennington), 1100 Woodpigeon S, 18 Avocet, 130 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 7 Yellow-legged Gull (6 ad 1 1cy), 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard (including a light morph 1cy), Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Kestrel, Peregrine, 122 Ring-necked Parakeet (28 N am, 94 S pm), 3 Jay, 577 Jackdaw S, 44 Skylark S, 3 Bearded Reedling, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 8 Stonechat (6m 2f), Grey Wagtail S, 9 Pied Wagtail S, Yellow Wagtail (dropped onto marsh at 18.00), 41 Meadow Pipit S, 5 Rock Pipit, 3 Water Pipit (Shooting Butts scrape), Siskin S (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Richmond Park: 30 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 38 Pochard, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin (5 hirundines together over Upper Pen Pond), 4 Stonechat. {Also 5 Red Admiral, Small Copper & f Short-winged Conehead basking at base of post} (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat (m, f, N of boardwalk), 2 Pied Wagtail, 25 Linnet (rear paddocks), plus a fast bird that immediately made me think nightjar (heading east over rear paddocks 1.30, probably not but see above) (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 44 Jackdaw, 36 Linnet, 2 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Kingfisher, 20 Shoveler, 6 Grey Wagtail, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Gull, 5 Jay; 13 Little Egret S, 45 Cormorant S, 180 Ring-Necked Parakeet SE between 17.00 - 18.30 (Daniel Whitelegg, Rhys Evans)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Reed Bunting (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: Swallow and House Martin South 8.10 and 10.35am respectively. (Ken Murray)

Friday 18th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Viz mig 0740 to 0930: Siskin, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 11 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 13 Jackdaw, 20+ Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Dulwich Wood (lowest corner): Raven calling constantly then mobbed by 2 crows, for few mins then I think it went North East at 11:30am but could still be around? (Michael Mac)
  • Hampstead : Hawfinch flew N over Flask Walk at 1037 (Pete Mantle)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Tom Moulton et al)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 House Martin low NE 12:50 (Neil Batten)
  • Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 31 Shoveler, 13 Teal, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • Morden Hall Park: 16 Meadow Pipit (and 1 pipit sp,) Cetti's Warbler, 1 Siskin, 2 House Martin S, 3 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 4 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 22 Goldcrest, 2 Linnet & 6 Chaffinch (Arjun Dutta)
  • Rainham Marshes: Great Egret, 4 Little Egret, 13 Wigeon, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Avocet, Ruff, Snipe, Curlew, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 67 Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Tern, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 15 Skylark, Swallow, Rock Pipit, 28 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing, 23 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 51 Jackdaw (Andrew Self)
  • Shepherds Bush: Peregrine mobbed by Crow low over Westfield, then male & female Peregrine patrolling area between Westfield & Shepherds Bush Green for 5-10 minutes (Neil Anderson)
  • St James's Park: Cetti's Warbler (Frank Nugent)
  • Streatham Common: 1005: 5 Swallows S (Peter Newmark)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Stonechat (f), Kestrel (Bomb Crater Field), c25 Linnet (rear paddocks) (Alastair Dent)
  • WaterWorks NR: f Wheatear, Treecreeper, 2 Meadow Pipit, 6 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff, m Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Linnet, 6 Goldcrest (Graham Howie)[2]
  • Wimbledon Common: Stonechat, the plain (Les Evans-Hill)

Thursday 17th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Viz mig 0730 to 1115: 2 Hawfinch high S 0815, 2 Raven W 0825, 2 Yellowhammer S 1025, 2 Reed Bunting, Rook circled then NW, 2 Swallow S, 301 Jackdaw mostly W, Stock Dove 358 Woodpigeon W/SW, 3 Skylark, 63 Redwing, 3 Siskin, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 8 Greenfinch, 83 Chaffinch, 69 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Gull, 4 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Black Park: 220 S Jackdaw, 2 Crossbill (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park 1410 - 1645: Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 26 Canada Goose inc five with metal rings, 2 m Eurasian Teal, 12 Northern Shoveler 9m 3f, 2 Tufted Duck, 78 Black-headed Gull, 18 Moorhen, Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, 11 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows 10.35-11.2 : Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Jay, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 63 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Inner Temple EC4Y: Goldcrest resting on my office window sill for 1 minute (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Hackney Marshes: Cetti's Warbler, 2 Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 28 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Gadwall, 10 Jackdaw in trees outside filter beds (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill 0730-0915": 345 Jackdaws W, c. 350 Woodpigeon W, 3 Collared Doves over, 50 Redwings W, 5 Song Thrush W, 5 Alba Wagtails W/SW, 40 Greenfinches S/ SW, 60 Chaffinches S, 20 Linnets S/W, 25 Goldfinches S/SW, 15 Black h Gulls W, 60 Meadow Pipits S, 2 Swallows S, Skylark heard (Reuben Braddock/ Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat, 4 Snipe, Redwing SW, 17 Meadow Pipit S/SW/W, 3 Chiffchaff, 52 Pochard (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: 3 Swallows circling high (Bob Smith)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0705-1045": 500 Woodpigeon, 4 Jackdaw N, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 Redwing SW, Song Thrush, 90 Starling, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 28 Meadow Pipit, 19 Chaffinch, 13 Greenfinch, 200 Linnet S incl flocks of 40 & 50 at 08:50, 14 Goldfinch, 37 Siskin S, 2 Yellowhammer incl ad m [personal patch tick] S over viewpt 0830 (Twitter)
  • St James's Park: Cetti's Warbler still (Frank Nugent)
  • Upper Clapton E5: Tawny Owl calling for two minutes at 2.10 (Marcin Kempa)
  • Wallington Area (0755-0820:) 70+ Meadow Pipit W, 5 Swallow S, 4 Chaffinch W/SW, Reed Bunting W, Redwing heard. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Wandsworth Common: 0730-0930 5 Swallow, 7 Meadow Pipit, 13 Chaffinch, 4 Redwing, 2 Jackdaw, Grey Wagtail (Nick Rutter)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 1 Yellow-legged Gull 2cy at 1550 (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Worcester Park; garden vismig 7:45 to 9:00: 2 Reed Bunting E (gdn tick), 3 Linnet S (plus a big flock of passerines sp low S probably more Linnets), 36 Redwings S, 37 Meadow Pipit SE/S, 5 alba Wagtail SE/S, 33 Chaffinch S/W/N, 2 Song Thrush E/SW and 1 Blackbird high SW (Isaiah V.Rowe). 30 south over horse fields (Bill Reid per Bob Smith)

Wednesday 16th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Viz mig 0800 to 1215: juvenile Shelduck E, 2 Redpoll, 10 Skylark, 73 Redwing mostly W, 10 Song Thrush, 6 House Martin W, 12 Swallow W/SW, 21 Meadow Pipit, Linnet N, 3 Chaffinch S, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 2 Common Gull, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Danson Park: Female Teal, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher (Harry Halstead)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Little Grebe 1, Goldcrest 3, Chiffchaff 3, Siskin 5 (Richard Green)
  • Hackney Marshes: Little Egret, 4 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 4 Teal on river, 4 Redwing overhead (Alastair Dent)
  • King George V reservoir. No sign Hooded Merganser but 1 juv Arctic Tern, 100+ Redwing (Quentin Given).
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Skylark over, 2 Sparrowhawk NE together, 4 Pied Wagtail. Common Noctule W over The Square 18:10 (identified via characteristic flight pattern and size) (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Snipe, 13 Redwing SW, 5 Meadow Pipit SW, 2 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 31 Greylag Goose (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Treecreeper (my first ever here) with tit flock, 2 Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail. Little Grebe on river (Alastair Dent)
  • Morden Cemetery: 30 Stock Dove, 15 Redwing then flew west (Bob Smith)
  • Southall: Red Kite over at 11.25 and same or another at 15.25 (Phil Belman)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 4 Stonechat m 3f on wooden fencing (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Moor: Ring Ouzel, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine, 4 Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 8 Stonechat, 50 Meadow Pipit, 34 Long-tailed Tit (Thomas Gibson)
  • Trent Park: 2 f Tufted Duck lower lake, Redwing, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite, Redwing, Coal Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • Wanstead Flats: 234 Redwing (mainly south), 31 Song Thrush (mainy west), 8 Mistle Thrush, 15 Swallow, 4 Stonechat, 34+ Meadow Pipit, 9 Pied Wagtail, 13 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 28 Linnet, 13 Chaffinch, 5 Siskin, 2 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 50+ Common Gull, 86 Greylag Goose, 9 Teal (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Jack Snipe flushed from Heronry, 20+ Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, Blackcap, 7 Chaffinch, Siskin, 3 Teal, 125+ Gadwall, 13 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Wanstead Birders)

Tuesday 15th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Viz mig 0730 to 1015: 356 Redwing mostly W, 9 Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet, 18 Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 30 Meadow Pipit, House Martin E, 87 Starling W, 8 Common Gull, Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler still present but harder to see now that most berries gone, 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit briefly which are rare here, Peregrine eating pigeon (Reuben Braddock)
  • Crossness NR : 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, 17 Redwing, 11 Cetti`s Warbler, 90 Teal, 2 Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 6 Shoveler, 2 Heron, Little Egret, 18, Long-tailed Tit (flock), 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Pied Wagtail, Tufted Duck. Thames and foreshore low tide : 94 Shelduck, 4 Heron, 4 Widgeon, 46 Gadwall, c450 Teal, 3 Dunlin, 2 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 117 Redshank, Swan, Cetti`s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Little Egret, 24 Canada goose over, 9 Cormorant, Gulls not recorded ( Bernie Weight); "16.00 -18.00 NR then Thames" 15 Shoveler, 4Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 1 Little Egret, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 35 Goldfinch. Thames foreshore receding from high tide: 120 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 20 Shelduck, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Avocet unusual I think, 7 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 900 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 24 Immature large gulls, 4 Great Black-backed Gulls (Mike Paice)
  • Croydon: Wheatear in John Lewis car park, Purley Way at 08:40 then flew onto nearby rooftop before heading off towards Wandle Park/town centre. (John Birkett)
  • Enfield Lock: Tawny Owl calling at 23:55 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, (0745 - 0915) Hawfinch W, Brambling W, 150 Chaffinches W, 30 Linnets, 25 Siskins over, 30 Goldfinches SW, 50 Meadow Pipits W, c.600 Redwings W, 150 Song Thrush W, c.450 Starlings W, 10 Mistle Thrushes over, 2 Blackbirds NW, Skylark W, Also 10 Swallows feeding over the hill and 5 House Martins, 10 Alba wagtails W, Also a bat sp. flying over the Boating Lake, presumed Noctule and a Brimstone butterfly at the stone of free speech (Pete Mantle)
  • Lake Farm CP, Hayes: 16 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest. Vis mig prior to 08.20, 233 Redwing, 28 Song Thrush, 14 Chaffinch all W, 6 Skylark NW, 7 Swallow SW. (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Old Oak Common, Kempton: 50 Redwing flew SW early am. (Justin Quail per FJM)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0715-1415": 11 Swallow SW 1305, Skylark W, 180 Redwing SW, 25 Song Thrush SW, 8 Mistle Thrush, 105 Starling SW, 7 Grey Wagtail incl 5S 1010, 3 Pied Wagtail, 90 Meadow Pipit SW, 200 Chaffinch W, 2+ Brambling fos W, 14 Linnet S/W, 7 Siskin W (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Cettis Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 4 Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark (5N/4SW) 6 Stonechar, 4 Chiff Chaff - all Pen Ponds area (Steve Woolfenden)
  • St James's Park: Cetti's Warbler {my first park record} (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Moor: 20+ House Martin, 5 Swallow heading South, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 10 Linnet, 8 Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Cettis Warbler, 5 Stonechat, Little Egret (Nick Baker)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 15 House Martin and 25 Swallow SW between 08:20 and 08:35 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Teddington: 30+ Redwing flying W 8.00am, (Ian R Watson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 2 Firecrest (usual location), Skylark over, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 8 Rook, drake Mandarin, Teal (John Colmans)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands (Lockwood10-11am): 2 Coal Tits, 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Wheatear, 1w Common Gull, plus 2 Redwings S at dusk (Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: 169+ Chaffinch (mostly north/west), Redpoll, 14 Linnet, 4 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting, 110 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush, 5 Stonechat, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 18 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Little Owl, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 6 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 30+ Common Gull, 5 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 2 Gadwall, Noctule (Wanstead Birders)

Monday 14th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 6 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch N, 40+ Goldfinch in roving flock, 8 Chiffchaff, Peregrine with pigeon (Bob Watts)
  • Bankside: 2 Blackcap, 2-3 Chiffchaff but no sign of Garden Warbler today (Reuben Braddock)
  • Bayhurst Woods open space: 2 Swallow 10:15 (Richard Francis)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Buzzard hunting over the woods before being chased by crow towards Highgate 6pm (Jamie Cedar)
  • Highgate Cemetery: Tawny Owl flying from cemetery at 6:30pm then calling until 6:45 (Jamie Cedar)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 51 Teal, Red Kite, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Redwing, Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail, 8+ Meadow Pipit south (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Stonechat, 3 Water Rail, Peregrine, 5 Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • North Finchley: Chiffchaff in back garden (John Colmans)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 5 Common Gull 4ad 1 first-winter amongst Black-headed Gulls (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 6m 2f, 2 f Tufted Duck, f Kestrel, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldrest, Nuthatch, 6 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Short-eared Owl north 14:15, 13 Barnacle Geese, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 5 House Martin, White Wagtail, Stonechat (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Wanstead Flats: 62+ Chaffinch, 25 Linnet, Siskin, 22+ Meadow Pipit, 16 Pied Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 5+ Chiffchaff, 9 Goldcrest, 4 Skylark, 6 Common Gull, 8 Teal, Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Wimbledon Common: Stonechat, E of Ladies Mile (Les Evans-Hill)

Sunday 13th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Chiffchaff, 10+ Goldcrest, 2 1w Common Gull, 2 Chaffinch W, Kingfisher, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Common Snipe, 4 Greylag Goose, 1 Water Rail. Vismig: Skylark, 7 House Martin, 15 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush, 16 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 145 Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin (Brent Birders).
  • Holloway Road N7: 2 Peregrine roosting on University Building 17:30. (Allan Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Great White Egret W, 150+ Redwing S/SW, Skylark SW, 2 Siskin W, 4 Meadow Pipit S, 2 Swallow low SE, 2 Stonechat, Redshank, 8 Snipe, 4 Water Rail, Peregrine, 149 Teal, 48 Pochard, 42 Lapwing, 4 Common Gull, 4 Chiffchaff (WWT website/WWT WeBS count)
  • Lloyd Park, Croydon: Raven mobbed by Crows at 9.30am then flew south. (Peter Phillips per Croydon Birders)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Cetti's Warbler, Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest (Alastair Dent)
  • Norwood High Street (51): 2 House Sparrows, Peregrine (Michael Mac)
  • Rowley Farm: Kingfisher, Red Kite, Grey Wagtail, male Pheasant, 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • South Harrow: c15 Redwing flying west (Michael E Robinson)
  • Staines Moor: f/imm. Merlin showing very well beside the Colne and on the east side resting on the ground and flying around, 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Grebe (Colne), 2 Stonechat, Red Kite, 1 Swallow (Lee Dingain).
  • Stanwell Moor: 3 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Lee Dingain).
  • Tyttenhanger GP: 3 Sand Martin - late migrant date? (Bob Husband)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 4 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 26 Linnet, 2 Redwing, 1 Yellow-Legged Gull, 20+ Chiffchaff, 1 Wheatear (Rhys Evans)
  • Wanstead Flats: At least 5 Stonechat, 5 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chaffinch over, 14 Linnet, 6 Meadow Pipit, and 3 Skylark.
  • Wimbledon Common: 3 Shoveler over Mounds, Little Grebe at Kingsmere, Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, 50+ Redwing and 100+ Chaffinch SW (Adrian Podmore, Les Hill-Evans et al)
  • Woodford Green: 3 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, Chaffinch and Chiffchaff by 11.53am. (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: 1, possibly 2, Tawny Owl calling in Westmount Close in the Hamptons at 9.20 pm. The first time I have heard them here, heard Redwing over (Simon Osborn)

Saturday 12th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 12+ Chiffchaff, m Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, Kingfisher (Sam Jones)
  • Brent Reservoir: 17 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self). East Marsh main hide: 17 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail. (Steve Blake / Roy Beddard)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Erith Pier: 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult, 2 2nd-winters and 1st-winter) (Richard Bonser)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Raven (west), 49 Cormorant, 23 Shoveler, 5 House Martin, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
  • Oakwood Park: 3 Moorhen ad & 2imm, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush, Jay, 7 Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 5 Redwing, 2 Swallow (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Little Egret only (Nigel Jackman)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access" 1430 - 1500: first-winter Common Gull E, 4 Meadow Pipit, 23 Pied Wagtail, 6 Stonechat 2m 4f together - my highest count at this site, 2 Mistle Thrush, Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Southgate Chase Allotments: 21 Greenfinch 1620 (Robert Callf)
  • The Brook BR5: 10+ House Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Little Egret, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Gadwall, calling Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: Blackcap, c110 Canada Goose, Grey Wagtail, 3 Tufted Duck m 2f (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Wheatear, 30+ Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Stonechat (Rhys Evans); Rock Pipit W over E Warwick 13.45 (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Ring Ouzel, 5 Stonechat, 10 House Martin, 13 Mistle Thrush, Redwing, 6+ Chiffchaff (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 3 Stonechat, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark (west), c25 Redwing (west), 14 Goldfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting (Tony Blake)
  • Woodford Green: Single Redwing in grdn. also Goldcrest, Firecrest, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush and male Blackcap by 11.55am.(Ken Murray)

Friday 11th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Skylark SW, 2 Swallow W, 2 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Peregrine, 10 Chiffchaff, m Blackcap (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler, Blackcap (Twitter)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Richmond Park: 10 Little Egret at the Pen Ponds (Friday Bird Group)
  • Southgate Chase Allotments: 7 Greenfinch 1635 (Robert Callf)
  • Wandle Park, Colliers Wood: 1 Little Egret (Keith Bates)
  • Wilcox Road - Stockwell: 7 House Sparrows (Michael Mac)

Thursday 10th October 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 0800 to 1115: Male Ring Ouzel E appeared to land in trees near Wood Green Res 1005, Reed Bunting S, Skylark SW, 47 Jackdaw mostly E, 30 Greenfinch S, 3 Linnet S, 40+ Chaffinch, 8 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Redwing, Song Thrush, 2 Peregrine, 7 Chifchaff, adult Common Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Ring Ouzel flying around Tate Community garden at 9.00 but subsequently hiding deep in garden, Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap. No sign of Ring Ouzel at noon (Reuben Braddock)
  • Epping Forest (Walthamstow Forest): Yellow-browed Warbler with mixed tit flock, 11am just north of A406 footbridge (Mike Smith), 3 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Forty Hall CP: 43 Canada Goose, 19 Black-headed Gull inc one with metal ring, 118 Feral Pigeon, 2 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Guy Lodge Farm: 2 ad Rook (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, Fieldfare W, Skylark W, 5 House Martins W, 25 Linnets S, 15 Chaffinches S, 3 Greenfinches S, 40 Meadow Pipits over. Also another Lesser Whitethroat near bandstand, and a Blackcap at the first hedge (Pete Mantle)
  • Primrose Hill: Common Buzzard NW 1020, juv f Peregrine S 0735 (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes: 85 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, 16 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 182 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Green Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 6 Swallow, 13 Skylark, Rock Pipit, 22 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Raven (Andrew Self)
  • Rainham Aveley Bay:58 Black tailed Godwit,9 Avocet,1 Dunlin,1 Redshank ,9 Lapwing ,70 Shelduck,48 Teal ,Kestrel,2 Chiffchaff,2 Reed Bunting (Steve Bacon)
  • Richmond Park: 8 Little Egret; Ring Ouzel (P.Pentek); 3 Red-crested Pochard, 16 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (J.Wilczur, S.Woolfenden)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Meadow Pipit se, 1 Pied Wagtail (Neil Batten)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat (1 N of boardwalk, 1 Leyton Marsh), Cetti's Warbler (in subsong by canal at Leyton Marsh), Kestrel, Skylark heard (Bomb Crater Field) (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 20 Jackdaw, 1 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, loads of Chiffchaff, probably 20+ (Rhys Evans); Green Sandpiper, 7 Jackdaw, f Kestrel & Sparrowhawk (LB/ED-H).
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Meadow Pipit, the plain (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Worcester Park “Gdn vismig 7:50-8:35”: 6 Linnet S, 4 Swallow S, 20 Meadow Pipit S, 7 alba Wagtail S/SW and 2+ Chaffinch SW (Isaiah V.Rowe)

Wednesday 9th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 0740 to 1105: 2 Great Black-backed Gull W adult & immature (FOY), 1w Common Gull, Redwing, 14 Meadow Pipit, 5 Swallow, 15 Chaffinch, Linnet, 4 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Little Egret upriver at 15.57 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam) 
  • Crossness NR: 2 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 16 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 4 Greylag Goose, 13 Canada Goose, 3 Chiffchaff. Thames and foreshore, outgoing tide: c450 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 30 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, c120 Redshank, 105 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Gadwall, Wigeon, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c600 Black-headed Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 42 Cormorant (Bernie Weight).  
  • Danson Park: Gadwall Male (Harry Halstead)  
  • Fishers Green: House Martin (James Palmer) 
  • Finchley: Garden N3 - f Sparrowhawk (Samuel Levy) 
  • Grovelands Park 1405 - 1605: Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan pr & 3juvs, 4 Egyptian Goose pr & two first-winter - ad f BTO ring no 1420736, 22 Mandarin Duck 15m 7f, 7 Northern Shoveler 6m f, 17 Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard flew over mobbed by Carrion Crows 1505, Common Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch (Robert Callf) 
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill 07.00-09.00”: 2 Redwing, Song Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock). Parliament Hill 1100-1230: 4 Swallow SW (3+1), 2 Chiffchaff in Scrubs bushes, female Sparrowhawk ( F & S Tusa) 
  • Holyfield Farm: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 6 Yellowhammer (James Palmer) 
  • Lee Valley, Lower Chingford: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Little Egret, 1 Chiffchaff, 15 Long Tailed Tit. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lee Valley, Sewardstone Marsh: 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 20 Teal. (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • London Zoo: Chiffchaff, Swallow 2 (Sam Jones) 
  • Morden Hall Park: 5 Siskin W, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff. (Arjun Dutta) 
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Cetti's Warbler, singing Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail (Alastair Dent)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0650-0850": Common Snipe NW 0805, 9 Redwing, Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: pr Wigeon (Twitter)
  • River Avenue, N13: 8 Swallow flew S at 16:55 (Katy McGilvray)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Redwing s. (Neil Batten)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 5 Stonechat, 10 House Martin, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow (Rhys Evans); Wheatear, c30 Linnets (Lol Bodini).
  • Wanstead Flats: 35 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat, 6 Skylark, 24+ Meadow Pipit, 4+ Chiffchaff, 7 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, Reed Bunting, Swallow, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wimbledon Common: Stonechat, the plain (Les Evans-Hill)

Tuesday 8th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 13 Redwing, 10 Meadow Pipit, 16 Linnet SW, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Peregrine, Kingfisher, 3 Common Gull (first of autumn), 3 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap 2m 3f, 3 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brent Reservoir: North Marsh: 2 Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 6 Little Egret. East Marsh: 2 Little Egret, 10 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail. (Steve BlakeD) 
  • Dagenham Chase: 64 Lapwing, 2 Snipe,1 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit,1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (Steve Bacon)
  • Hampstead Heath "Parliament Hill vismig 07.30-09.00": House Martin W, 10 Meadow Pipit, 12 Chaffinch over, 2 Grey Wagtail W, 2 Pied Wagtail N, Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • Kings Cross Station: Peregrine (Tony Stones)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Swallow s (Neil Batten)
  • London WWT 2 Kingfisher Res Lagoon 15:00 (Sue Barry)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0645-1100": 6 Cormorant, 8 Jay, 4 Swallow, House Martin, Ring Ouzel nr viewpt briefly 0755, 38 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, late Yellow Wagtail W 1030, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 13 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes: Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 20 Avocet, 50 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Conrad Ellam & Tom Moulton) 
  • Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret still at Pen Ponds (Nigel Jackman). 2 Little Owl calling on ridge below Pembroke lodge at 12.15 (Mike Foster)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": 29 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat m & 2f on fencing, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Tottenham (Lordship Lane Recreation Ground): Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley: Wheatear on Woodside Park Sports Club playing fields, Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 20 Rook, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 66 Canada Goose (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: f Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 22 Jackdaw, m Chaffinch {Fly Agaric} (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Hobby, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit (Rhys Evans)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel still, Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 57 Redwing, Fieldfare, 8 Mistle Thrush, 3+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 4 Blackcap, 4 Skylark, 26 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 House Martin, 2 Little Owl, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 21 Common Gull, 14 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 11 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Wanstead Birders)

Monday 7th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Reed Bunting S (FOY), 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing, 12 Linnet S, Peregrine, 4 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders),
  • Bankside: 2 Garden Warbler [two seen at same time this morning], 4 Blackcap 2m 2f, 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Broomfield Park: 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (James Palmer)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, 14 Linnets S, 10 Chaffinch S, and 4 dropped in, 10 Robins, 2 Blackbirds NW, 2 MIstle Thrush NW, 3 Song Thrush NW, Common Gull W, and 5 Black H Gull W - No hirundines (Pete Mantle)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Humpback whale, on River Thames adjacent to visitor centre, showing well, surfacing, blowing and fluke seen. Appeared to be going out with the tide. Has been seen on two previous days also. (Andrew Gouldstone)
  • Rainham Marshes Aveley Bay: 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 17Avocet,1 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 62 Teal, 32 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 1 Brent Goose (Steve Bacon)
  • South Lodge Farm "private access": Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat m & f, 3 Mistle Thrush (Robert Callf)
  • Stanwell Moor: Merlin (female/imm type) and 2 Cettis Warbler (Chris Lamsdell)
  • Trent Park: m Blackcap bushes nr upper lake (Robert Callf); also 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 48 Canada Goose, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Song Thrush. ( Pete Lowman ).
  • Trump Street EC2: Water Rail 08:20 alive and well taken away for release at a suitable site (Nick Senior)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Main Pit: Garganey juv/fem type, 40+Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 20+Redwing, 15 Tree Sparrow (Steve Blake)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Chaffinch, 5 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 10+ Chiffchaff, 34+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, Fieldfare (first returning bird), 11 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush (migrant birds passing through), 4 Skylark, 2 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 100+ Jackdaw (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodford Green: Between 8am-1pm, several Goldcrest, 1-2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Buzzards together, a single Long-tailed Tit, and a Goshawk low and South beneath the canopy and over the ride, with a lone Magpie in cold pursuit at 12.55pm. (Ken Murray)

Sunday 6th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Osprey south along New River pursued by crows 0906 then presumed same bird south over Wood Green Res 0935 again south, 116 Redwing mostly W, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Jackdaw, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 27 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 5 Pochard, Treecreeper, Little Grebe (APOG Birders)
  • Antill Road E3: Tit flock through garden including 21 Long-tailed Tits and Goldcrest, Coal Tit still present (Harry Harrison)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Jack Snipe, 18 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, all from main hide, 10 Little Egret north marsh, 85 Redwing over (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Little Grebe, Common Gull, 5 Song Thrush, Fieldfare over, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff + Little Egret on Thames foreshore, Great Spotted Woodpecker heard calling nearby (Conrad Ellam & Jack Headley)
  • Canons Park, Edgware, Middx: Swallow flying west, Sparrowhawk (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group monthly birdwalk).
  • London Wetland Centre: 30 Wigeon, Jack Snipe, 15 Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, Linnet (Oscar Dewhurst).
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 2 Redwing over W, 2 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker (Alastair Dent)
  • Sheepwash Pond, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, NW7: 1w Grey Wagtail (Bob Husband, Sue Widdowfield)
  • Seven Acre Lake (private site), near Canons Park, Middx: 2 adult & juv Great Crested Grebe (breeding site), Grey Heron standing on nest (breed this year), Nuthatch calling, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk - possibly same as Canons Park see above - (Bob Husband, NW London RSPB Group monthly birdwalk)
  • Pinner HA5: Red Kite over low (Nigel Barratt)
  • The Brook BR5: 4+ Goldcrest, 8 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, m Gadwall, 2 Chiffchaff, 30+ Long-tailed Tit, Sparrowhawk, 2 Cormorant (Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 1 Wheatear (Rhys Evans)

Saturday 5th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Raven W 0938 (4th record), Ring Ouzel E 11am, 60+ House Martin, 7 Swallow, 14 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Peregrine, 4+ Sparrowhawk, 7 Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, Mute Swan, 55 Canada Goose, 7 Egyptian Goose, m Mandarin Duck, 5 Northern Shoveler 4m f/imm, m Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Rock Pipit on mud, Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 12 Snipe, Green Sandpiper; "vis-mig" 56 House Martin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Song Thrush, 31 Siskin (Andrew Self, Michael E Robinson)
  • Crossness: 4 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 5 Dunlin, 100 Redshank, 220 Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stonechat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 4 Bearded Tit (Conrad Ellam & Ron Turner)  
  • Fairlop Waters: Red-Legged Partridge, Snipe, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Blackcap, 2 Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Buzzard (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill: Raven (as above) flew SW at 0944. Also 5 Song Thrush N and 5 Redwing S. 30 House Martins over, 5 Swallows and 25 Meadow Pipits (Pete Mantle)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden-Stockwell: 1 f House Sparrow on feeder (Michael Mac)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper (Tony Blake)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: Cetti's Warbler singing by the pond (Alastair Dent)
  • Morden Hall Park: Redwing W, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaff, 8 Chaffinch, 5 Meadow Pipit E and 2 Sparrowhawk (Arjun Dutta)
  • Muswell Hill: 4 Common Buzzards gaining height over Queens Wood 1330; together for a while (Trevor Wyatt)
  • Primrose Hill "am vismig from 0640": juv Rook fos S 1110, Hobby S 0945, 10 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 9 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 34 Meadow Pipit, 17 Chaffinch high W 1110, flock of c30 Goldfinch S (Twitter)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh 10.00-11.30” : 2 Whinchat, 6 Stonechat [4m 2f], 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Raven, 12 Longtailed Tit, 3 Cettis Warbler h, 1 Kestrel (Roger Keith)
  • Tottenham Marsh: 2 Stonechat (James Palmer)
  • Totteridge Valley: Firecrest Oakfields, Buzzard briefly perched in the same tree (Mark Fairless)
  • Trent Park: 2 Blackcap, c30 Canada Goose, Cormorant, 4 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, f Shoveler, 2 Stonechat m f (Pete Lowman)
  • Queen’s Wood, N10, 1325: Common Buzzard, low over tree tops and garden (Matt Evans). common Buzzard harassed by crows 1432 (Bob Watts)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Leyton Marsh - 2 Stonechat. rear paddocks - 40 Linnet, Kestrel, Little Egret (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow pipit, 8 Wigeon. At ringing session 1 Coal Tit (unusual for the site), 1 probable Firecrest/Goldcrest hybrid, 69 Blue Tit, 52 Great Tit, 17 Long Tailed Tit, 6 Cettis Warbler, 32 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 13 Goldcrest, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Wren, 5 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush (Rhys Evans and Daniel Whitelegg); also Wheatear (Lockwood) (James Palmer)
  • Wanstead Flats: Marsh Harrier, 3 Stonechat, Wigeon, Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, 3 Reed Bunting, c30 Meadow Pipit (Tony Brown), 4 Stonechat, 33+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Little Owl, Jack Snipe flushed near viz mig (possibly a second bird), 3 Skylark, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 12 Teal, 6 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff (Tony Blake)

Friday 4th October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 9 House Martin E, 4 Swallow W & E, 21 Meadow Pipit, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Song Thrush or Redwing, Common Buzzard, 3 Greylag N, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Pied Wagtail (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dagenham Chase: 1 Common Snipe, 47 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk M (Steve Bacon)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Redwing sw (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe (Nick S) Surname please?
  • Mugswell "specifically TQ2630854481": 4 Stonechat on arable farm hedges (Keith Bates)
  • Pinner HA5: 30+ Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0635-0845": 6 Swallow S/W, 55 Redwing SW/W, 10 Meadow Pipit NW, 2 Grey Wagtail NW, Pied Wagtail W, 5 Linnet W (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park: Ring Ouzel (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes: Mute Swan, 34 Shelduck, Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 4 Common Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, Grey Plover West, 11 Avocet, 3 Snipe, 61 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 31 Skylark, Grey Wagtail, 45 Meadow Pipit, 7 House Martin, 2 Swallow, Stonechat, Wheatear, Song Thrush, 30 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 100 Linnet (Andrew Self)
  • Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret still, 6 Redwing, 8 Shoveler (Friday Bird Group)
  • Richmond Park: Red kite flying low nw over Holly Lodge paddock with entourage of parakeets (Hugh Bostock)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sidcup: Peregrine (Patrick English)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Redwing s 08:20 (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “13.30-16.20 rising tide”: 10 Stonechat [6m 4f], 3 Whinchat, 5 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Raven, 5 Teal [river], 3 Gadwall [river], 3 Cettis Warbler h, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 1 Kestrel, 23 Magpie, 6 Jackdaw, 1 Buzzard, 1 Meadow Pipit {several Brown Banded Carder Bumble Bee’s [Bombus Humilis] and 1 Speckled Wood} (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Trent Park: 135 Canada Goose lower lake, {f Green-veined White, Small White, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Copper} (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: Main Pit: 2 GREAT EGRET, Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 4 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon, 2CY Yellow-legged Gull. 11 Lapwing, 10+ Common Gull. Willows Farm: male Stonechat. 107 Redwing over, 4 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 15+ Tree Sparrow
  • Victoria Park: 11 Red-crested Pochard (10m, 1f) (James Palmer)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk (Jon Agar), 60+ House Martin, 2 Stonechat, 2 Swallow, 20 Redwing (Rhys Evans)

Thursday 3rd October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Redwing (first of autumn) N, 45+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Jackdaw, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine, Little Grebe (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: "Parliament Hill", 2 Common Gull, and 22 Black-headed Gull W, 2 Mistle Thrush NW and another 4 dropped in, 3 Song Thrush NW, 10 Blackbirds a few also NW, 2 Sparrowhawks W, 80 Meadow Pipits W/ NW, 10 Swallows SW, 20 Goldfinches W, 40 Chaffinches S, Grey Wagtail N, Linnet S (Pete Mantle)
  • Lea Bridge "E5": 2 Grey Wagtail by the weir (Alastair Dent)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0640-0900": 8 Cormorant S, Collared Dove NE, 7 Swallow, 18 Redwing W [15&3], 5 Pied Wagtail, 43 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Linnet (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 6 Little Egret (a Park record) all on Lower Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 2 Redwing low s calling 08:35 (Neil Batten)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 2 Firecrest (near Crescent Wood Rd entrance) (Steven Robinson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat (Lammas Meadow), Meadow Pipit (over Bomb Crater Field), Pied Wagtail, 4 Linnet (rear paddocks) (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: 100+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 8+ Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Skylark, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwing, 7 House Martin, Linnet, 4 Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, 2 Little Owl, 2 Kestrel, 6 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • West Putney SW15, Merlin S 16.15 (R.Kaye)
  • Worcester Park “garden vismig 7:30-8:45am”: 7 Redwing W/S (fos), 34 Meadow Pipit S/N, 60+ House Martin S/N (50+ S in single wave), 3 Song Thrush N, 14 Chaffinch S/N (migrants fos), 11 Starling W, Pied Wagtail N, 3 Greenfinch N and a Chiffchaff (Isaiah V.Rowe)

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Rook W (foy), 2 Jackdaws SW, 3 Swallow S, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Linnet, Lesser Whitethroat still cricket scrub this afternoon, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Little Grebe, 2 Common Buzzard (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler [15th day], 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Reuben Braddock)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Churchill Gardens - Pimlico: 50-100 House Sparrows in hedge - reason they are here is because this hedge is very specific (not too dense, enough protection with plenty of light) and would probably take over 20+ years to re-create elsewhere in a park, it is probably just random that this hedge has grown like this and is not seen in other places (Michael Mac)
  • Crossness NR : 2 Barn Owl, 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, 3 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 4 Stonechat, 17 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 6 Chiffchaff (heard), 2 Heron, c105 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 16 Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Little Grebe. Thames and foreshore : c 400 Teal, 2 Heron, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 73 Redshank, 22 Gadwall, 3 Widgeon, 22 Cormorant, 20 Shelduck, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 Herring Gull, (Bernie Weight).
  • Dagenham Chase: 3 Common Snipe, 46 Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove on slack, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff in scrub om Crowfoot Marsh (Steve Bacon)
  • Hampstead Heath “Parliament Hill”: 2 Common Snipe [one N at 07.33, one flushed from hill at 08.55], c10 Swallow, c30 House Martin [lingering around the hill], c20 Meadow Pipit, c12 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Redwings W, 2 Song Thrush NW (Reuben Braddock, Pete Mantle)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Common Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 House Martin flying SW, 2 Peregrine on Charing X Hospital, 4 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting on wader scrape, 10 calling Chiffchaff southern route (Martin Honey)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Jackdaw over ca 10am (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Mill Hill Park "NW7": 5 Pied Wagtail (Toby Mylett)
  • Orpington- BR5 2 Redwing west 07.00 the first of the autumn here. (Charlie Carpenter)
  • Pinner HA5: 30+ Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill "am vismig from 0700": 4 Cormorant, 6 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Redwing fos briefly, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch, 9 Linnet (Twitter)
  • Regent's Park. Grey Wagtail (between area 7 and 12) 9:00 (G J Francis)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Little Egret still (S.Read); Great White Egret (P.Davies)
  • Sturgess Avenue "NW4": Swallow S 11:45 (Toby Mylett)
  • Trent Park: Kestrel, f Stonechat 'Old Golf Course', 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest {2 Comma, Red Admiral, Small Copper} (Robert Callf); also 6 Blackcap, Common Buzzard (Pete Lowman)
  • Tufnell Park N19: 2 Swallow SW @1145 (Francis Tusa)
  • Waltamstow Wetlands: 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Snipe, ~10 Chiffchaff (Rhys Evans)
  • Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher, 11 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, Blackcap, Mandarin (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat, 10 Stonechat, 16 Swallow, 2 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 18+ Chiffchaff, 8 Redwing (+ 3 Song Thrush migrants), 4 Mistle Thrush, 44 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 6 Chaffinch, Linnet, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Teal, Snipe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 15+ Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, Buzzard, Coal Tit, 53 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft/Mary Holden)
  • West Hampstead: 220 Ring necked parakeets heading west to roost/pre-roost (Alan Lewis); Red Kite drifted SW over Compayne Gardens at 1140 (Pete Mantle)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Song Thrush, 3-4 Blackcap, 2 Chiff Chaff and 5 Redwing over NWest (first for the Autumn) before 9am (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 1st October 2019 Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Whitethroat, juv Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 37 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 60+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Chaffinch, 5+ Greenfinch, Kingfisher, Peregrine, 3 Egyptian Goose NE, 8 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 13 Jay 0745 to 1045 (APOG Birders). + 'many' (15+) Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests moving through tall limes in The Grove 12.00 (Jonathan Cooke).
  • Bankside: Garden Warbler [14th day], Common Whitethroat, 2-3 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 4-5 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit over, Peregrine [as usual] (Reuben Braddock)
  • Barnes waterside: 8 Gadwall, 25+ House Martin over, singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • Battersea Park: 15 Mandarin duck in flock (only seen here/bred from about 2 years ago), 4 Black-headed Gull, 5 Shovelor, 20 Gadwall, 30 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest (Michael Mac)
  • Bayhurst Woods, open space: 4 Raven together low overhead calling. Mild skirmishing, then split off into pairs 09:50 (Richard Francis)
  • Brent Reservoir: North Marsh: Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, Blackcap, Chiffchaff. East Marsh: Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Snipe, Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Lapwing (Steve Blake)
  • Dagenham Chase: 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat on Fels Field, 16 Lapwing, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stock Dove on slack, 1 Sand Martin over, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit (Steve Bacon)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill, Lesser Whitethroat still, 6 Jays high NW (5 later flew back SE), Mistle Thrush NW, 15 Swallows W, 15 House Martins W, 2 Greenfinches NW, 30 Meadow Pipits (P Mantle)
  • Priest Hill: 1-2 Whinchat, 3+ Stonechat, 1+ Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ House Martin feeding and moving W, 2 Common Buzzard and a Kestrel (Isaiah V.Rowe)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Little Egret on Lower Pen Pond (Nigel Jackman per P Barber)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Black-headed Gull [first of autumn], 2 Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Trent Park: 127 Canada Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, f Stonechat, 2 Swallow (Pete Lowman/Robert Callf)
  • Wallington area: 63 House Martins W (22 at 8am, 41 at 16:05,) 2 Chiffchaff including 1 singing and 3 Meadow Pipit N. (Arjun Dutta)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Kingfisher, 2 Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 50+ House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Goldcrest, 4 Linnet, Coal Tit - per Terry Rawlins (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Wanstead Flats:  3 Whinchat, 6 Stonechat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 12+ Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 21+ Swallow, 65+ House Martin, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 12 Mistle Thrush, Little Egret, 8 Teal, 7 Shoveler, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, 13 Linnet, Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wilson's School, Wallington: 770+ House Martin S/SE and 2 Swift S/SE during storm 10:42-11:05. f Peregrine flew over 13:50 (Arjun Dutta)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Kingfisher, Teal, 30 Shoveler, c20 Meadow Pipit SE in flocks of 5-8, c15 Linnet came down to feed in a roof garden, 100+ House Martin SE (Chris Farthing)

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