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Sunday 12th July 2020Edit

Saturday 11th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Siskin heard over Anthill Meadow, Common Buzzard NW, Sand Martin, 4+ House Martin, 16+ Swift, 27 Black-headed Gull {White-letter Hairstreak Blandford Hall - new site} (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Whinchat pr on dump, 2 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 1,500 Swift (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 70 Carrion Crow in corner of cricket field plus thirty more nearby (Mike Foster)
  • Crossness: 75+ Shelduck inc 23 juv, 16+ Gadwall, Shoveler, 7 Teal, 10+ Tufted Duck 2+ juv, 6+ Little Grebe 4+ juv, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Buzzard, 2+ Kestrel, Peregrine, 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Yellow-legged Gull 3cy, 20+ Common Tern, 2 Barn Owl, 7+ Swift, 6+ Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, 5 Mistle Thrush, 3+ Blackcap, c10 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 6+ Cetti’s Warbler, 20+ Reed Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff, c10 Linnet {Willow Emerald, Small Red-eyed Damselfly, 2 Brown Hawker, 3+ Emperor Dragonfly, 3+ Ruddy Darter, 10+ Gatekeeper} (Ian Stewart)
  • Denham: Crossbill S 0930 (Dan Pinkham)
  • Frank’s Park, Belvedere: Sand Martin N, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Fulham Reach: Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Swift over Delorme St [4 nests used] (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr incubating [ON], Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan pr & six cygnets, 9+ Mandarin Duck, 2 m Common Pochard, 21+ Tufted Duck 14m 3f & 4 yng, 11 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, Swift, Green Woodpecker, m Grey Wagtail, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff singing, Treecreeper {m Common Blue, 2+ Small Skipper, m Gatekeeper, Ringlet, 2+ Meadow Brown, Small White, 3 Large White} (Robert Callf)
  • Knockholt Station: area of hawthorn scrub near station - Nightingale, Whitethroat, singing Chiffchaff and Song Thrush, 4 Linnet. Broke Hill Golf Course [derelict], Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Swallow, 2 Spitfires ones seen on TV (Michael Mac)
  • Lancaster Road, N4: Siskin flew over heading west calling at 0815hrs (Gabriel Jamie)
  • London Wetland Centre: 8 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Tern, 5 Crossbill N 1100 (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Marble Hill, Twickenham: 5 Crossbill S 1415 (Peter Gray)
  • Muswell HIll: Crossbill SW 1410 (Matt Evans)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Coal Tit, Swift (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: 2 ad Common Tern, Skylark, 15 Sand Martin, 6 Swift, 5+ Common Whitethroat in family, 4 Kestrel {Marbled White, Small Copper, Small Heath} (Keith Bates); f/juv Shoveler Lower Pen Pond (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Ruislip Woods and Lido: Red Kite, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Swift, House Martin, Siskin {Common Lizard}; 2 Egyptian Goose pr, Spotted Redshank (Andrew Peel/Margaret Blackburn/Toni Menezes)
  • Staines Reservoirs: juv Mediterranean Gull, 3 Black-necked Grebe pair on S basin at W end, 2 Little Egret on S basin till early pm, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, 2 juv Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Peregrine attacked a Kestrel over Heathrow T 5 (Franko J Maroevic)
  • St Paul's Cray: 50+ Black-headed Gull mostly S 1800-1930 (Jack Headley)
  • Teddington: 2 Little Egret flying downstream along Thames by Steven's Ait at 1330, Lesser Black-backed Gull persistently attacking nesting Coot and finally carrying off chick (Mike Foster)
  • Wandsworth Common: Yellow Wagtail over S at 0700 (Nick Rutter)

Friday 10th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret, 13 Black-headed Gull, 8+ House Martin, 5+ Swift, 2 Common Whitethroat (APOG Birders)
  • Bushy Park: 4 Common Whitethroat in bracken area, 2 Barn Swallow, 4 Reed Bunting, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Skylark (Spencer Neal)
  • Crossness: Shelduck, 12+ Gadwall, 2+ Shoveler, 11 Teal, 7 Pochard 5 juv, 6+ Tufted Duck, 5+ Little Grebe 2 juv, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 1+ Yellow-legged Gull, c30 Common Tern, c20 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 juv, 6+ Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush low N over old golf course, 4+ Blackcap, 6+ Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, c10 Cetti’s Warbler, 20+ Reed Warbler, 3+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Linnet {Gatekeeper} (Ian Stewart)
  • Dalston: 2 Sparrowhawk, circling and crying (Jon Agar)
  • Ealing W13: Greenshank over at 0142 - noc-mig record (Bill Haines)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite {Gatekeeper} (Neil Anderson)
  • Gutteridge Wood: Barn Owl (Barry Wilson)
  • Hainault Forest: Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 5+ Stock Dove, 2 Swift, 3 Swallow, 7 Mistle Thrush (family party), 6 Treecreeper, 6+ Nuthatch, 10+ Green Woodpecker, 7+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, 8 Siskin {2 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Ringlet} (Simon Papps)
  • Hayes "Uxbridge Road/Springfield Road": Red Kite (Barry Wilson)
  • Lambeth "Hargwyne Road": Swift in nest and 6 over, 2 House Sparrow nests, 2 Swallow and Peregrine over hi-up (Michael Mac)
  • Ecology Centre, Mile End Park: Hobby over, 2 House Martin, 2 juv Blackcap, Song Thrush (Harry Harrison)
  • Mundania Road SE22: 16+ Swift coming to roost 2115-2130, highest number seen this year so far (Paul Francis)
  • Richmond to Ham (Thames): 1 Common Sandpiper at 06:30.
  • Sidcup DA15 "York Avenue": 2 Common Buzzard SE 1124, Kestrel, 2 Peregrine (Ian Stewart)
  • Teddington: 3 Little Egret flying downstream along Thames by Steven's Ait at 2100 (Mike Foster)
  • Trent Park: 12 Mandarin Duck inc 5 juvs, Kestrel, Common Tern, 2 singing Song Thrush, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Treecreeper {5 m Gatekeeper] (Robert Callf)

Thursday 9th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 15 Black-headed Gull (APOG Birders)
  • Crossness: Mediterranean Gull juv, 2 Yellow-legged Gull both 3cy, Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 11 Teal, 100+ Swift, c5 Sand Martin, 50+ Common Tern (John Archer)
  • Crossness: Mediterranean Gull adult summer plumage, upriver at 1300, 12 Oystercatcher between Golf Course and Tesco distribution centre {2 Common Seal} (Gus Wilson)
  • Foots Cray Meadows : 6 Swallow, Mistle Thrush, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 11 Swift, Chaffinch, 7 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Grey Wagtail, 7 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, 7 Tufted Duck ad & 4 yng (Bernie Weight)
  • Grovelands Park: 2 Great Crested Grebe pr incubating [ON], Cormorant, Grey Heron, 8 Mute Swan pr & 6 cygnets, 8 Greylag Goose 6 ad, juv & yng, 33 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose pr & 4 juvs [f with metal ring no 1420736], 14 Mandarin Duck 10 eclipse m, f & 3 juvs, 2 m Common Pochard, f Tufted Duck & 4 yng, 2 Grey Wagtail ad f feeding juv, 5 Treecreeper inc at least two juvs (Robert Callf)
  • Hollow Ponds, Leytonstone: Common Tern, 2 Grey Wagtail, 130 Canada Geese, 16 Greylag Geese, 18 Mute Swan, 2 Chiffchaff pr feeding young in nest, 3 Great Crested Grebe pr nesting & with fledged yng, 2 Tufted Duck pr (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Lavender Hill "SW11": Hobby over 0830 (Oliver Flory)
  • Lamorbey "Sidcup" DA15 : 2 Jackdaw pr W over my garden calling 1130 (Mike Amos)
  • Lewisham: Common Buzzard over Algernon Road, being chased by Herring Gulls 0800 (Conrad Ellam)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 1-2 Red Kite, c65 returning Black-headed Gull, 10+ Swift, 5 Pied Wagtail inc 2 juv, couple bursts of singing Lesser Whitethroat, singing Reed Warbler, feeding flock c200 Starling, 6+ Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner HA5: Buzzard over chased by Herring Gull, juv Nuthatch in garden for third day running (Sean Moore); Red Kite over low, 2 Coal Tit (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Common Tern over Pen Ponds, Common Buzzard over Richmond gate area (Mike Foster)
  • St Paul's Cray: Peregrine low N 16.18 (Jack Headley)
  • Southwark Park: 2 Peregrine, 2 Jay, 1 Stock Dove, 1 House Sparrow, 4 Egyptian Goose (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Upper College Farm "Bexley" :3 Blackcap, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark, 3 Kestrel 2 yng, Little Egret, 2 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 11+ Whitethroat, 23 Swift, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Linnet (Bernie Weight)

Wednesday 8th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Reed Warbler singing from conservation pond (Mark Wardman)
  • Alperton "near white footbridge over canal": 2 Cormorant, Pied Wagtail (Barry Wilson)
  • Balham "Ravenstone Street": Sparrowhawk chased by Magpie (Oliver Flory)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Swift, Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 19 Mistle Thrush in King's Field 1130, Common Whitethroat in bracken area, 18 Barn Swallow at Diana Fountain, 4 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 6 Reed Bunting, 5 Swift, Red-crested Pochard (Spencer Neal)
  • Dagenham Chase: 2 Wigeon, 8 Little Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Lapwing (Steve Bacon)
  • Freezywater: ad Hobby flying low SW Park Rd (Brian Dawton)
  • Perivale "near tube station": Red Kite, 2 Swift (Barry Wilson)
  • Plumstead: Little Egret over Kirkham Street. First over the garden in 15 years (Gus Wilson)
  • Trent Park: 10 Mandarin Duck inc three juvs, 25 Mallard, 2 Common Tern inc one caught small fish, 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Black-necked Grebe causeway early pm, Whimbrel heard only 1100, Little Ringed Plover, 440 Swift, 140 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, Swallow, 6 juv Shelduck still on S basin (Franko J Maroevic)
  • St Paul's Cray: 60+ Swift in evening (Jack Headley)
  • Wimbledon Common: 3 Reed Bunting on the Plain, 40 Swifts over the Mounds (Adrian Podmore)

Tuesday 7th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite WNW 0941, 2 Little Egret, 18 Black-headed Gull, 20+ Swift, 2+ House Martin (APOG Birders)
  • Alperton "Grand Union Canal": Grey Heron, 2 Swift (Barry Wilson)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 4 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • City of London: Black Redstart seen atop old Barclays bank building opposite High Ct (Jack Hill)
  • Cray Valley "TQ472696": Grey Heron, 40+ Swift, 2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ House Martin, 3-4 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch h, 2 Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Crossness NR:2 Barn Owl, 4 Kestrel 2 ad 2 juv, Peregrine, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Marsh Harrier, 14+ Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Skylark interacting, Grey Heron, 6 Linnet, 21 Swift moving west, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Greenfinch, 7 Blackcap, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Song Thrush, 5 Little Egret 4 over west, 6 &1 yng Little Grebe, 5 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 15 Canada Goose, 6ad & 27 yng Greylag Goose, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Pheasant, Lesser Black-backed Gull, {3 Brimstone, Gatekeeper, Water Vole} (Bernie Weight). Thames and Foreshore low tide: 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 66 Shelduck, c450-500 Black-headed Gull, Blackcap, 27 Herring Gull, 9 Teal, Common Sandpiper, Curlew 2 Heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, Pied Wagtail, 12 Cormorant, 35 Gadwall, Cetti``s Warbler, 45 Common Tern west mid river (Bernie Weight)
  • Dagenham Chase: ad Mediterranean Gull, Common Sandpiper, 8 Little Egret, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Gadwall, 10 Lapwing (Steve Bacon and Vince Halley Franme)
  • Embankment, WC2: 2 Oystercatcher flying upriver (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments: 5+ House Martin (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Islington "N1": Siskin flew NW over garden in New North Rd late morning, also Peregrine with prey overhead (Pete Mantle)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, 2 Swift, male Sparrowhawk circling after briefly chasing Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes "river walk": 5 Siskin flew W past visitor centre at 0840, Sandwich Tern flew E past Coldharbour Point at 1100, 2cy Caspian Gull on river off Coldharbour Point, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (2 ad 1 3cy), ad Mediterranean Gull, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 8 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 4 Oystercatcher, 15 Common Tern, 28 Sand Martin, 50 Swift (Niall T Keogh)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Red Kite NE 1642 (Garry James)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “0645-1015 LT”: 3 Raven, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Lapwing, 19 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose flew W, Water Rail, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Grey Heron, 3 Swift, 2 House Martin, 9 Stock Dove [over N], Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Linnet, 2 m Reed Bunting {2 Red Admiral, Black-tailed Skimmer, Stickleback} (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Mandarin Duck, Swift, 10 Swallow, 8 House Martin, Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 7 eclipse m Mandarin Duck, m Tufted Duck, 2 ad 'summer-plumaged' Mediterranean Gull on ploughed field E of Icehouse Wd 1416-1440 [my first multiple record & first in July for the site], 38 Black-headed Gull inc 3 juvs, 28 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Song Thrush singing, Treecreeper {Purple Hairstreak} (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 7/8 nesting prs Common Tern; 4 with chicks, 1 pr Shelduck with 9 ducklings, 4 pr Tufted Duck with ducklings (Daniel Whitelegg)

Monday 6th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret, 22 Black-headed Gull including juv, 6 House Martin, Swift (Bob Watts)
  • Battersea Park Lake: singing Chiffchaff, Swift, 4 f Pochard with ducklings [1,2,3 & 5] - probably most on record to date, 15 Mandarin, 13 Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe sitting, seriously attacked juvenile Grey Heron that crept up on it (Michael Mac)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Little Egret, 2 Stock Dove, Swift, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsea Bridge Wharf: Peregrine, Pied Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • City of London, St Dunstan-in-the-West: m Black Redstart singing (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Cornmill Gardens: Little Egret, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail (Tom Moulton)
  • Crossness Nature Reserve and Thames Foreshore: of 35 species 40 Shelduck, 22 Teal, 12 Gadwall, Curlew, 9 Oystercatcher, c455 Black-headed gulls inc 5 juvs, Common Buzzard, Peregrine and 2 Kestrel (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Fulham Reach: Yellow-legged Gull (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Hatch End: 3 Crossbill W 1000 (Dan Pinkham)
  • Pinner, HA5: Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest ad feeding juv (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: Red-crested Pochard, Whinchat (Alex Westenberger)
  • Southwark Park: 3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Peregrine, 2 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Trent Park: 7 Mandarin Duck 2 eclipse m, f & 4 juvs, 10 male Mallard, f Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel ad f & juv, 4 Common Sandpiper flew E low over lower lake1242 [my joint highest count for site, after 4 on 22nd June 1998], Common Tern, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush carrying food [FF] (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 260 Canada Geese, 45 Greylag Geese, Sedge Warbler singing, 92 Cormorant S to roost on No5 island, 8 Linnet, {Marbled White} (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby, Sparrowhawk, 4 Skylark, 20+ Swift, 5 House Martin, 4 Black-headed Gull (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 13 Crossbill [7 over Jono Lethbridge's garden at 0700, 6 over Wanstead Park at 1420], Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Sand Martin, 7 House Martin, 30+ Swift, 2 Common Tern, 4 Great Crested Grebe [2 young], Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: Common Buzzard W (Bob Smith)

Sunday 5th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 14 Black-headed Gull, 10+ Swift, 4+ House Martin, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 600 Swift (Andrew Self); 130 Black-headed Gull, Common Terns nests with 1 and 2 chicks, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Lapwing, m & f Teal (Roy Beddard, Bob Husband, Mike Cawthorne, Haydn Coe)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Stock Dove, House Martin, 2 Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Sparrowhawk dragging prey 0545, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Kestrel together inc juv, 4 Skylark, 2 Barn Swallow, Treecreeper (Spencer Neal)
  • Fairlop Waters: circa 400 Common Swift east end main lake, 70 Sand Martin, 40 House Martin, 45 Swallow, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Barnacle Goose, 227 Canada Goose, 231 Greylag, 6 Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 88 Mallard, Shoveler (Steve Bacon)
  • Fishers Green, Lee Valley: 7 prs Common Tern nesting, many fledged Black-headed Gull (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Greenford "UB6": 2 Red Kite pr over garden {7 butterfly spp inc Gatekeeper, 2 Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Red Admiral} (Neil Anderson)
  • Holyfield Farm, Lee Valley: Red Kite (Daniel Whitelegg)
  • Iver Heath, Rowley Farm: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Common Tern (Nigel Barratt)
  • Northolt, “Polish War Memorial”: 4 Red Kite circling (Nigel Barratt)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite; 22 Black-headed Gull - eleven nesting pairs (J.Wilczur, S.Woolfenden)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Turnstone mid pm (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: Little Egret, c4 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, f Peregrine chasing Crow [suspect Crow had mobbed her while she was perched], Kestrel, 10+ Stock Dove, 8 Swift, c7 Skylark, 6+ Swallow, 3 Reed Bunting, 12-14 Linnet {16 butterfly species inc first Gatekeeper, 11 Ringlet, 10 Marbled White, 2 Common Blue, 4 Essex Skipper} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 4th July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 10+ Black-headed Gull including juvenile, 6 Swift, 6+ House Martin (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 broods of Common Tern (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, 4 Blackcap m & 3 juvs (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cray Valley "TQ472696": Grey Heron, 30+ Swift, Kingfisher, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Edmonton "Church Street Recreation Ground": f Pied Wagtail carrying food [FF] (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Town "St Andrew's Church": 7 Blackbird 2m 2f & 3 juvs (Robert Callf) Appreciating juv Blackbirds is a very underrated activity - RM Callf
  • Erith Pier: ad Mediterranean Gull and 2 [2cy & ad] Yellow-legged Gulls (Richard Bonser/Jamie Partridge/Dante Shepherd)
  • Fulham Reach: Yellow-legged Gull (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Greenford to Hanwell Zoo "Brent corridor": 2 Grey Heron, Cormorant, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby together, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15+ Swift, 2 Grey Wagtail inc juv, Common Whitethroat with fully grown juv (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Tern, Kingfisher, 3+ Treecreeper, Whitethroat singing still, 2 Black-headed Gull (Reuben Braddock)
  • Kelsey Park "Beckenham": 3 Little Egret fledged [first year bred here], 6 Swift, Black-headed Gull (Michael Mac)
  • Mabley Green, Hackney E9 5HW: Red Kite soared over from 1533 for 4-5 mins then drifted south (Tom Stuart)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir: Little Ringed Plover, 4 Shelduck including large juv, 44 Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret on W gravel pit, 25 Swift, 6 Sand Martin (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Red Kite (Neil Anderson/Kathryn Bull)
  • Rotherhithe: 5 Little Egrets downriver at Pageant Crescent 0735 [largest ever Inner London count?](Richard Bonser)
  • Staines Reservoirs: drake Scaup still on S basin early am, 4 Little Ringed Plover incl 2 juvs, 3 Black-necked Grebe (Dom Pia, Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Black-tailed Godwit south early morning (David Bradshaw)
  • Woolwich: adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Redshank King Henry's Wharf (Richard Bonser)

Friday 3rd July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Crossbill heard over Anthill Meadow 0945 (Bob Watts), 15 Black-headed Gull, Little Egret, 2 House Martin, 4 Swift, Peregrine, 3 Pochard Boating Lake {Silver-washed Fritillary again Anthill Meadow mid morning} (APOG Birders)
  • Broadwater Lake: 15 Egyptian Geese, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Little Egret (C Lamsdell)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Swift, Kingfisher, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: c45 Swift together, 4 House Martin, 12 Barn Swallow, 26 Mandarin Duck incl new brood of one on a stream and 6 from the main brood nearing adult size- I have followed with interest one of these which broke from the others on the 12th June and has survived by itself, 5 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 7 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Kestrel, 10 Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Spencer Neal)
  • Berkeley Square W1: 40 Starlings, including many juveniles feeding in the grass 0930 (Matthew J Bradbury)
  • Cray Valley "TQ472696": Black-headed Gull SW, 8+ House Martin, Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Cray Valley GC: 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Pied Wagtail, 7+ House Martin, 2 Common Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff (Jack Headley)
  • Dagenham Chase: 11 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Gadwall, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Grey Heron, 10 Egyptian Goose, 2 Cormorant, 7 Common Tern, 155 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 49 Black-headed Gull, 20 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Bacon and Sam Porter}
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Mistle Thrush, Swallow, 2 Speckled Wood (Eric Brown and Jim Butler).
  • Fulham Reach: Little Egret (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Greenford "UB6": 3rd garden record of Common Whitethroat feeding amongst tall stems in my wildflower patch, 2 Red Kite, 6+ Swift over {2 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell} (Neil Anderson)
  • Hollow Ponds, Leytonstone: Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Common Tern (Roger Orwin)
  • Mitcham Common: Common Buzzard "golf course", Kestrel, 3 Blackcap singing, Whitethroat, 7 Island Pond - 2pr Little Grebe with 2 and 1, 5 Swift, {numerous Marbled White, Peacock, Comma} (Michael Mac)
  • Perivale Park: 2 Green Woodpecker, Wren, Swift, 12 Mallard f (Barry Wilson)
  • Rainham Marshes: [Rainham West & Riverwall] 14 Avocet, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, pair of Shelduck with 8 ducklings, 2 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, Hobby (Andrew Self)
  • Raephal Park: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Tufted Duck (Steve Bacon)
  • Richmond Park: Little Egret, Red-crested Pochard (FBG)
  • Staines Reservoirs: drake Scaup on S basin, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull ad late pm (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “08.30-12.00 incoming tide”: 2 Raven, 2 Little Egret, 8 Whitethroat, Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing (with chick), 2 Water Rail h, 2 Marsh Harrier, juv Grey Heron, 2 Linnet pr collecting nest material, 15 House Martin [at least + 7 nests], 3+ Sand Martin, 5 Cormorant, Kestrel, 3 Reed Warbler h, 13 Greylag Goose inc juvs, 12 Mallard, 2 Pochard & 3 juvs, 5 Tufted Duck & 3 juvs, 17 Gadwall, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, Chiffchaff {Clouded Yellow, Essex Skipper, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Black-tailed Skimmer} (Roger Keith/Paul Larkin)
  • Trent Park: {Hummingbird Hawkmoth Pops Corner, Snakes Ln 1420, 13 Comma, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Purple Hairstreak, 2 Small Copper, 11 Ringlet, 4 Marbled White, Small Heath, Brown Hawker} (Robert Callf)
  • Tulse Hill: Grey Wagtail feeding on Perran Road [SW2] 0800; probably bred; a pair has been present since March (Matthew J Bradbury)
  • Upper College Farm DA5: Pheasant, 2 Kestrel, 6+ Swift, Kingfisher flew through punchbowl carrying fish, 2+ Skylark, House Martin W, 2+ Blackcap, 5+ Whitethroat, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 3+ Bullfinch {Slow Worm, Banded Demoiselle, 3 Blue-tailed Damselfly, 2 m Black-tailed Skimmer, 5+ Marbled White among 12 butterfly sp} (Ian Stewart); also 3 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Swift {Small Tortoiseshell, 20 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlet, 7 Small Heath, 2 Essex Skipper, Male and Female Banded Demoiselle} (Eric Brown and Jim Butler)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Common Sandpiper (Daniel Whitelegg)

Thursday 2nd July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite NW 1155, Common Tern, 15 Black-headed Gull, 4+ House Martin, 2 Swift, Silver-washed Fritillary afternoon Anthill Meadow (APOG Birders)
  • Bromley BR1: 2 Peregrine circling low over town centre 1.30pm (Rob Tomalin)
  • Bromley BR2: imm m Sparrowhawk in garden, 2 Swift above (Martin Draper)
  • Chiswick Business Park: Common Tern fishing on lake, brood of 6 Mallard young, Pied Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Coulsdon Court GC: c20 Crossbills over at 1230 (Croydon Birders)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 5+ Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, Kingfisher, 5+ Swift, 16 Mistle Thrush on Loring Hall field, 5+ Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Forty Hall CP: 10 Mandarin Duck 8 eclipse m 2 f, 23+ Mallard 2 f 8 juvs & brood of 13 yng, 5 Swift, 6 Barn Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtail ad m feeding juv along Turkey Brook, Treecreeper, 49 Jackdaw going to roost 2020 (Robert Callf)
  • Orpington BR5: Sedge Warbler singing in full view in a Sycamore, very scarce in Orpington especially in mid-summer (Charlie Carpenter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Peregrine, 5 Common Tern, 1 probable Sedge Warbler (Alex Westenberger)
  • Upper College Farm "Bexley": 2 Greenfinch, 4 Skylark, 2 Kestrel, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Cetti`s Warbler, 25 Swift moving S/w, 4 Herring Gull, 4 Goldfinch (Bernie Weight); 2 Kestrel, 4+ Swift, Blackcap, 4+ Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, 3+ Bullfinch inc juv (Ian Stewart)
  • West Ealing W13 "garden": m Sparrowhawk sat in our prunus then flew to nearby holly where it hopped around and soon emerged possibly with prey 1015 (Irving and Terry Jones)

Wednesday 1st July 2020Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Egret, 20+ Swift, 4 House Martin, 15 Black-headed Gull, Common Whitethroat (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 11 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing, Common Tern chick (Andrew Self)
  • Bushy Park: 21 Barn Swallow low over grassland with many mobbing a Kestrel that came along- as soon as it appeared they flew over to it, 6 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 2 Nuthatch, 7 Reed Bunting, no sign of sixth and seventh broods of Egyptian Goose- of the 44 young within the park this year 12 have made it to adulthood, 2 Common Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff​, 7 Blackcap, 19 Swift (Spencer Neal)
  • Chiswick, W4: Cuckoo flew low E over garden 1130 - totally bizarre sight while I was working at my desk! (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Cray Valley "TQ472696": 2 Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, 15+ Swift, Swallow, 6+ House Martin, Reed Warbler singing (Jack Headley)
  • Crayford Marshes: 4 Shelduck, 4+ Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 2 Barn Owl hunting along Darent creek from 2118, 10+ Swift very low, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 4+ Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness: 100+ Shelduck 10+ new juv, 20+ Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 25+ Teal, Great Crested Grebe, 2+ Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 10+ Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, ad Mediterranean Gull, 3cy Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, Grey Wagtail, 2+ Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 6+ Reed Warbler, 6+ Linnet, c10 Crossbill quite low SW 1957, Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Clapham Common: Reed Warbler singing in reedbed at Mount Pond at 1100 (Nick Rutter)
  • Danson Park: 27 Egyptian Geese 21 juv, 10+ Tufted Duck, 5+ Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Swift, Grey Wagtail, Blackcap (Ian Stewart)
  • Epping Forest, Strawberry Hill Pond: 22+ Mandarin Duck [incl 18+ juvs - maybe 4 broods?], Common Buzzard, 10+ Swift, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Siskin W (Simon Papps)
  • Erith Riverside: 6 Egyptian Goose 5 juv, Great Crested Grebe, Peregrine, 2 Oystercatcher (Ian Stewart)
  • Hackney Marshes: Little Owl, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Jackdaw (JW Davies)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Terns again today, perched at the Men's Pond then later fishing successfully on the Boating Lake - otherwise pretty quiet (Pete Mantle)
  • Isle of Dogs: 2 Sandwich Tern over Thames just W of Saunders Ness mid-pm (Sean Huggins)
  • Iver Heath, Rowley Farm: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Swallow, Swift, Common Tern, Green Woodpecker, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Tufted duck (Nigel Barratt)
  • Kingston: Common Buzzard mobbed by 2 Peregrines over town centre (Bob Smith)
  • Lamorbey Park: Peregrine, Swift, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 4+ Goldcrest, 4+ Nuthatch {Banded Demoiselle, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Essex Skipper} (Ian Stewart)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Common Buzzard mobbed by Peregrine Falcon 1040 left high N (Nathalie Mahieu)
  • Sidcup "Haddon Grove green chain path" aka Hollyoak Wood Park: 4 Grey Wagtail pr feeding 2 juvs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap (Eric Brown)
  • Sidcup: The Hollies DA15: Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 4 Swift, Song Thrush (Eric Brown)
  • Sidcup DA15 (York Avenue): 2 Cormorant high SE, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Mistle Thrush SE, juv Blackcap (Ian Stewart)
  • Stave Hill "Southwark": 10 House Martin all the time, Swift briefly, Blackcap (Michael Mac)
  • Thames Barrier: 49 Common Tern, 350+ Black-headed Gull, 80+ Starling, Great Black-backed Gull, Little Egret, Oystercatcher (Ian Ellis)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 4 Mandarin, Buzzard, 4 Swift, 13 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 11 Whitethroat {also small numbers of Ringlet and Marbled White} (John Colmans)
  • Upper College Farm: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 6+ Swift, 2+ Skylark, 3+ Blackcap, 6+ Whitethroat, Cetti’s Warbler, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2+ Linnet, 1+ Bullfinch {Banded Demoiselle, Painted Lady, 2 Marbled White} (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Greenshank, 12 Common Sandpipers including flock of 9 on Lockwood, 20 Linnets, Kestrel, f Sparrowhawk, Sedge Warbler singing, 2 Common Tern chicks, 8 Black-headed Gull chicks {at least 2 Marbled White}, 2 Jay (adult feeding juvenile) (Walthamstow Birders)
  • WaterWorks NR: Peregrine Falcon, Sparrowhawk, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Little Owl, Pochard, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Jackdaw (G Howie) [1] Common Buzzard mobbed by Gulls (Marcin Kempa)
  • Waterloo: 2 Swift over Waterloo Bridge / river headed north towards Savoy Place at 1930. Looked paired up (Tony Stones).
  • Woodberry Wetlands (re-opens July 15th): Pochard brood of 3, 2 Common Tern, 40+ Swift, Peregrine, 2 Sand Martin, c5 House Martin (Garry James)
  • Wilmington "Barnend Farm": Red-legged Partridge, Black-headed Gull N, 20+ Swift, 10+ Skylark, 1+ Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, 10+ Rook, 6+ Linnet, 6 Corn Bunting {2 Black-tailed Skimmer} (Ian Stewart) Yes, all my reports were from today. My legs hurt (Ian Stewart)


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