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Bird of the Month: Green-winged TealEdit

Drake Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal, Ingrebourne Valley NR, 29th March 2019 (© Samuel Levy 2019)

It is difficult to nominate a single headline species for March because almost all the more interesting birds were seen only briefly and therefore untwitchable. But one rarity that did allow at least a few birders to catch up with it was a drake Green-winged Teal at Ingrebourne Valley NR on the 29th. First seen at lunchtime, it hung around all afternoon, but any weekend birder hoping to see it on the following day, a Saturday, would have been disappointed. 

There have only been a dozen or so records of this North American vagrant since it was first recorded in 1961, at Hilfield Park Reservoir. As far as I am aware the Ingrebourne bird was the first in London since a more accommodating drake spent a couple of weeks at Crossness in April 2013.

Other interesting anatids this month include the first Garganey of the year: three were at Swanscombe Marsh on the 22nd, and birds were later seen at several other sites. The drake Scaup at Walthamstow’s Reservoir No 4 since early Dec was still present at the end of March, as was the drake on the south basin at Staines Reservoir since mid-Feb. Late in the month a drake Common Scoter was at Queen Mother Reservoir for a week and pairs were seen briefly at three other bodies of water. The Lee Valley’s three White-fronted Goose were last seen on the 13th, after a month in the Holyfield area.  

Raptors Edit

Rare birds of prey were particularly noteworthy this month, and the rarest raptor was a White-tailed Eagle that passed through Amwell on the 25th. A ringtail Hen Harrier was in the Copped Hall area (west of Epping) from the 25th to the 27th — presumably the bird that had been reported there on the 9th as a Pallid/Montagu’s Harrier. Another ringtail Hen Harrier flew over Swanscombe Marsh on the 30th. On the 17th a Rough-legged Buzzard passed low over King George V Reservoir, and on the 17th one was at Monkhams Hill/Hooks Marsh (where a bird apparently spent several weeks in 2018). On the 12th, an Osprey flew into Panshanger Park carrying a fish. Another Osprey flew northbound over Watford Junction Station on the 27th and one passed over Tyttenhanger GPs and Hilfield Park Reservoir on the 31st. March’s raptor reports also featured three sighting of Marsh Harrier other than in the lower Thames marshes, two of Merlin and one of Goshawk.

Long-leggedy wading birds Edit

On the 23rd, a Common Crane flew over Rye Meads NR and on the 29th a White Stork circled over nearby Amwell NR. Two Cattle Egret at Hall Marsh Scrape for most of the month were presumably the birds seen regularly at Cheshunt’s Penton Field in Jan and Feb, having relocated 2km south-east. They were last seen on the 25th. On the same day one Cattle Egret was seen over Romford and on the 27th one was briefly at Amwell NR. Two Spoonbill at Crayford Marshes/Rainham RSPB on the 2nd were the first seen in London this year.

Other firsts of the year Edit

Two Common Tern at Gallions Reach on the 23rd and a Yellow Wagtail at KGV Reservoir on the following day were first of the year for the whole UK. Selected London FoY records include Spotted Redshank (Rainham RSPB, 17th), Red-throated Diver (over Island Barn Reservoir, 23rd), Ring Ouzel (Olympic Park, 23rd), Hoopoe (Gallions Reach, 24th), Swift (Alexandra Park, 28th), Hobby (North Finchley, 28th) and Stone-curlew (Beddington Farmlands, 31st).

And the rest Edit

  • The Black-throated Diver seen at Holmethorpe SPs early in Feb returned for the first nine days of March.
  • A few Little Gull passed through London during the month and a couple of Kittiwake were also seen. One or two white-winged gull were still around — an immature Iceland Gull seen regularly at London Wetland Centre, a juvenile Glaucous Gull for most of the month at Rainham RSPB and another at Queen Mother Reservoir.  
  • The Penduline Tit found at Crossness NR on 18th Feb was last seen on 15th Mar.  
  • Yellow-browed Warbler were seen at Rammey Marsh (12th) and Merton (17th).
  • After Wimbledon’s half dozen Waxwing were last seen on the 2nd, a single bird flew over Watford on the 12th and then eight birds turned up in Chelsea on the 25th and stayed for four days. 
  • The Alexandra Palace Black Redstart was last seen on 21st Mar after more than 10 weeks there. The species was also recorded at five other sites, mainly late in the month.


(Contributed by Andrew Haynes, who accepts full responsibility for any errors. Historical information is mainly based on this wiki's archived records and ‘The Birds of London' by Andrew Self.)


Sunday 31st March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Avocet swimming on Wood Green Reservoir 0915 (BirdGuides - finder Sam Jones); still present mainly on east bank until dusk, also 15 Sand Martin, 3 Red-crested Pochard, pr Gadwall, Peregrine, 3 Greylag N, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Little Grebe, Aythya hybrid Boating Lake (APOG birders)
  • Beddington Farmlands: Stone-curlew [Ldn foy] flushed (per Surrey BC)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Little Ringed Plover flew through, 39 Sand Martin, 5 Egyptian Geese, Greylag Goose, 11 Common Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); further 8 Sand Martin 11.00, Jack Snipe (Roy Beddard)
  • Brockley Nature Reserve: singing Chiffchaff (Keith Chambers)
  • Bury Lake: c100 Sand Martin (Michael Robinson via Herts BC)
  • Erith Pier: 1st-winter Caspian Gull, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull late morning (Richard Bonser)
  • Finchley Lane NW4: Red Kite N 1353 (Toby Mylett)
  • Ganwick Corner EN5: Common Buzzard over Wagon Rd, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Nuthatch at Wyevale Garden Centre (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Swallow, singing Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting m f (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hampstead Heath: Swallow over Highgate No. 1 pond 08.20, Redwing over tennis courts (Reuben Braddock)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: Osprey N 0930 (Ian Bennell & George Moreton tweets); 6 Brambling, 20 Sand Martin (Tony Blake); 10+ Black-necked Grebe still am (George Moreton tweet)
  • Holyfield Lake: Oystercatcher on small island fr n bank 1050 (K Chaplin via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hornbeam Hills EN4: 5 Ring-necked Pheasant, Red Kite, Ring-necked Parakeet, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: no sign of Green-winged Teal all day, 5 Green Sandpiper, pr Shelduck, c2 Lapwing, 12+ Linnet, 18+ singing Blackcap, 11+ singing Chiffchaff, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Pochard, c25 Eurasian Teal, Common Buzzard, 5+ singing Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting, 2 calling Water Rail (Jack Headley et al); 19 Sand Martin, Swallow (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB); Firecrest Hornchurch CP still (BirdGuides)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: 9 Shelduck, c60 Sand Martin north in single flock, 1 Wheatear (Chris Turner)
  • KGV Res: Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, Black-necked Grebe, m Smew still, with 6 Goldeneye, 6 Wheatear, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Gull, Goosander, 0 Meadow Pipits was noteworthy (Andrew Middleton); also 2 Little Ringed Plover, 50 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 10 House Martin (Neville Smith per ELBF FB); 2 Black-necked Grebe still (BirdGuides)
  • Lake Farm Country Park: 2 f Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Leyton Russell Rd: 4 Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Sand Martin, 8 Pied Wagtail (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 3 Sparrowhawk S, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Redshank, Iceland Gull 2cy, Rook S, 28 Sand Martin, Swallow, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Wheatear, Water Pipit still (WWT website); 2 Jack Snipe still (BirdGuides)
  • Lynsters Lake: 4 Swallow (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Mill Hill "Drovers Hill (SINC)": 1 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Common Buzzard (Bill Rutherford)
  • Moor Lane: 3 Swallow (Anna Marett via Herts BC)
  • Mudchute Farm: Willow Warbler, Blackcap (Sean Huggins)
  • Mutchetts Wood: 2 Common Buzzard together low then W 14.02 (G James)
  • Olympic Park: pr Gadwall, f Sparrowhawk, trilling Little Grebe, Little Egret wetland area, 2 Meadow Pipit, singing Cetti's Warbler, m Common Whitethroat in wetland area scrub 10:25 not singing, 2 Chiffchaff 1 singing, Reed Bunting (Des McKenzie tweet); Willow Warbler, 7+ Sand Martin, Little Ringed Plover on aggregate site (Nick Croft)
  • Osterley Park: pr Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, 25 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Heron 2pr on nests w/ yg, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 10 Shoveler, 15 Mandarin, 20 Egyptian Goose, 7 singing Blackcap, 3 Sand Martin (Nigel Dodd/ Osterley Birders)
  • Oxleas Woods "SE9 1YG": Tawny Owl competing with traditional dawn chorus 06.10-06.20 (John Reid)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 9 Sand Martin, 6 Wheatear 0900 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Jack Snipe, 4 Ruffs (Ian Bradshaw); Sedge Warbler (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Fieldfare, 1 Red Kite (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 2 Sand Martin, Swallow (Andy Tweed via ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit (Stuart Fox via Herts BC)
  • Spoilbank Wood EN4: 2 Common Buzzard, Jay, 3 Starling, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • St James's Park: 3 Sand Martin until midday, Water Rail, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Peregrine (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Common Buzzard; Lapwing, 8 Sand Martin, 40 Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, 5m Blackcap, 5m Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 18 Greenfinch (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Little Egret, 2 Eurasian Teal, 6 Gadwall, 1 Common Snipe on wetland area by lake along approach track from Stanwell Moor, 20 Lapwing mobbing Peregrine early pm, 2 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel pr mating, 1 Sparrowhawk, 25 Sand Martin N early pm, 2 m Wheatear at nw end (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Staines Reservoir: 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 7 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Water Pipit s basin [ne cnr] (Bill Rutherford); 4 Black-necked Grebe still, 2 Little Gull s basin aft (Tony Sweetland tweet); Scaup still s basin (BirdGuides)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 7 Pheasant, Little Egret, Red Kite, Kestrel, 7 Lapwing, 8 Stock Dove, 6+ Skylark, 35-40 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 17+ Linnet (Neil Anderson) 
  • The Brook BR5: 1-2 singing Blackcap, singing Chiffchaff, Pied Wagtail, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2+ singing Song Thrush (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP: "South" incl Linnet singing, "North" incl 4 Linnet, Yellowhammer singing (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Thorpe Park: incl 27 Cormorant, 4 Lapwing (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Osprey N 0950 [seen 20min earlier at Hilfield Park Reservoir] (Rick Flesher tweet)
  • Verulamium Park: 4+ Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Swallow (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Grey Wagtail front paddocks, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Linnet (Jon Agar); 3 Wheatear m 2f rear paddocks, 4 Sand Martin Leyton Marsh/canal, f Kestrel over Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, Black-tailed Godwit on E Warwick island, 6 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders); small passage of 4+ Little Gull probably more, amongst c40 Black-headed Gulls hawking over W Warwick Reservoir distantly fr Coppermill Tower c1.30pm (Martin Birch)
  • Wandsworth Common: Wheatear, Shelduck over, f Kestrel, 2 Redwing (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Garganey jubilee pond am (Rob Sheldon per James Heal tweet); 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, Linnet, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Coal Tit (Nick Croft); Garganey still 17:00 (Bob Vaughan tweet)
  • Wanstead Park: 10 Eurasian Teal, 14 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Stock Dove, Nuthatch, Red Kite, Common Buzzard (Nick Croft)
  • Woolwich: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull King Henry's Wharf (Richard Bonser)

Saturday 30th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Sparrowhawk, 2 Pochard, Peregrine first on the antenna later carrying a pigeon in its talons, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Gadwall (Eduardo López Salas); 3 Sparrowhawks soaring high E 13.45 (Jonathan Cooke); m Wheatear FB2, 3 Gadwall 2m f Wood Green Res, Meadow Pipit, {3 Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White} (APOG Birders)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brent Reservoir: 12 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sparrowhawk displaying, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting (Roy Beddard)
  • Chelsea: 5-6 Waxwing Paulton Sq still am (Matt Wildman tweet)
  • Coldfall Woods: Mediterranean Gull heard calling repeatedly overhead probably moving E or SE, also Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch including nest hole on south side, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, 2 singing Blackcap, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 6 Song Thrush, 3 House Sparrow (Dominic Mitchell)
  • Dollis Valley, Denham Farm: 4 Chiffchaff, Red Kite, Kestrel, 5 Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, 10 Common Buzzard, {Muntjac, plenty of Peacock Butterfly} (Samuel, Edward & Toby Levy)
  • Downham, Whitefoot Lane BR1: 6 House Sparrow first time this species recorded here for a few years and 1-2 males proclaiming territories/'singing', 2 Starling a pair - first breeding evidence for this species here for some time (Dave de Silva)
  • Ewell: 3 Common Buzzard circling low over BP garage London Rd 11:40 (Neil Batten)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Stock Dove, 2 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, 4 Common Buzzard N/E, 39 Stock Dove N, 2 Swallow N/NE 12:27 & 17:26, Red Kite NE, Black-headed Gull E, Little Egret E 16:09, {Holly Blue, Small White} (Samuel Levy)
  • Hampstead Heath: m Wheatear on cricket pitch, Brambling, Chaffinch N, 3 Linnets N over Parliament Hill, 4 singing Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs (Pete Mantle)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 17 Black-necked Grebe together fr viewing platform at dusk (Allan Stewart)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Firecrest (per ELBF FB); Brambling, Lesser Redpoll (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Kew Gardens: 1m Brambling (Twitter)
  • KGV Res: pr Common Scoter, m Smew still, 1 Rock Pipit, Goosander, 20 Sand Martin s basin (Ian Lycett); 4 Little Gull (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Kingston Bridge: 6 Sand Martin 18:00 (Neil Batten)
  • Lamorbey Park: Cormorant, 13 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Song Thrush, 3 singing Blackcap, 1 singing Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, 4 Jackdaw (Mike Amos)
  • Larks Wood: m Marsh Harrier NE 12.45pm, 2 Common Buzzard N, Sparrowhawk, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 8 Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail, Linnet N (Simon Papps)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Red Kite E, Common Buzzard W, 2 Jack Snipe, 5 Common Snipe, 4 Redshank, Kingfisher, Peregrine N, 11 Sand Martin, Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Morden Hall Park: Firecrest, m Brambling (Steven Patmore via Surrey BN)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite low over being harassed by a Crow, Starlings have taken up residence in swift_box (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: Swallow, 2 Sedge Warbler, 25 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Egyptian Geese downriver, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, Avocet, Curlew, 2 Ruff, 20 Common Snipe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Water Pipit (Andrew Self, John & Janet Cadera); also incl 22 Shelduck, 138 Shoveler, 168 Wigeon, 10 Pintail, 22 Pochard, 47 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier, 11 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Curlew, 21 Common Snipe, 30 Redshank, 4 Bearded Tit, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman, Brian Churches, Phil Street et al per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 1 Cetti's Warbler by cafe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Jackdaw, 3 Mandarin (Paul Collins); "vismig" 6 Swallow [1st March record here] over Hill [2 N 1625 & 4 high NW 1730], also Sparrowhawk NW 1150, 4 Red Kite [1 SSW 1320 & 1 W 1725 & 2 high SW 1755], 3 Buzzard NW 1145, 2 m Peregrine in brief dispute 1045, 14 Meadow Pipit NW/N, Brambling N 0625, 3 Linnet N (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: m Ring Ouzel west of Conduit WD, 2 Wheatears m f the Bog (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • River Brent (Greenford Bridge to Ealing Hospital): 5 Eurasian Teal, Kestrel, Little Owl, 6 Stock Dove 3pr, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, {3 Brimstone, m Orange-tip, Speckled Wood, 7 Small White} (Neil Anderson)
  • St James's Park: Common Buzzard N, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: Little Ringed Plover, 11+ singing Chiffchaff, 6+ singing Blackcap, c11 Eurasian Teal, 7 Gadwall, 3 Treecreeper, Kingfisher, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Hobby my earliest Spring record low W 09:22 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Staines Moor: 1 Raven E over n end then appeared to drop onto w bank of King George VI Res 11.39 but not relocated, 6 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipit NW (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Staines Reservoirs: Scaup m still, 2 Water Pipit early am, 1 Redshank (Bob Warden per FJM); 2 Scaup m f, 3+ Black-necked Grebe, Peregrine, 46+ Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 65 Sand Martin, Swallow, 3 Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Lapwing, 12+ Goldeneye, and probable Merlin all late pm (Sam Jones)
  • Stanstead Innings: 100+ Fieldfare (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: Mediterranean Gull still, 2 Kingfisher (Richard Ness via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "KT17": 1 Common Buzzard low e over The Glade 10:40 (Neil Batten)
  • Stratford "Olympic Park and Westfield": singing m Black Redstart, Little Ringed Plover flying around Greenway and over Stadium, singing Blackcap, 2 Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Eurasian Teal (Stuart Fisher)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh/Meadow 10.30-13.00”: 1 Hen Harrier ringtail N, 5 Blackcap singing, 4 Cetti's Warbler h, 6 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Raven, 1 Common Buzzard, 8 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: singing Blackcap (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 7 Lapwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, Red Kite, 2 Coot, Linnet over, {plenty of Peacock, plenty of Small Tortoiseshell} (Samuel, Edward & Toby Levy)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Redwing front paddocks, 2 m Reed Bunting squabbling on Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: Swallow, Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 5 Linnet, f Wheatear, 28 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, Little Owl, 4 Eurasian Teal, 2 Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 8 Common Gull, 3 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 4 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 singing Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler still (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Common Buzzard, 5 Eurasian Teal, 10 Shoveler (Jonathan Lethbridge/Tony Brown)
  • Warley Place NR: incl Coal Tit, 6 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Andy Hibbard)
  • Warren Farm, Ealing: low Red Kite wheeling around by woods behind, {2 m Brimstone} (Neil Anderson)
  • Watford: Swallow (Keith Richards via Herts BC)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Red Kite low down at 13:55 (Michael Mac)
  • Woodford Golf Course: Swallow, 5 Common Buzzard, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Joe Dickens, Laura White)
  • Worcester Park: Wheatear on horse fields (Bob Smith)
  • Wormley Wood: Marsh Tit TL327062 (Oliver Marshall via Herts BC)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (Charlie Farrell)

Friday 29th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard, 2 Linnet, Sparrowhawk, pr Gadwall Wood Green Res, 6 Greylag, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, {Small White, Brimstone, Peacock} (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: White Stork [unringed; Ldn foy] circled 0910-0920 then ESE toward Harlow (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Biggin Woods: m Kestrel, 2 pr Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 m Blackcap, Green Woodpecker (Michael Mac)
  • Crossness: 3 Little Grebe, 16 Shoveler, 20 Eurasian Teal, 9 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting (Mike Paice)
  • Crossness "Thames foreshore": 20 Wigeon, 50 Gadwall, 200 Eurasian Teal, 15 Shelduck, 4 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Snipe (Mike Paice)
  • Dulwich Park: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Blackcap singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 3 Grey Heron (Paul Collins)
  • Finchley "Nether St N3": Blackcap early am, Chiffchaff late pm (Samuel Levy)
  • Greenford "UB6": {3 Small White, m Orange-tip, Holly Blue, Peacock in gdn} (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Greenwich Peninsula: 2 Shelduck by 02, 4 Linnet (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: no sign of Bearded Tits, 1 Meadow Pipit (John Bushall)
  • Greenwich "Thames Path": 6 Gadwall, Peregrine Enderby Wharf (Richard Green)
  • Hampstead Heath: Brambling feeding in trees, with 5 Chaffinches nr Stone of Free Speech am (Pete Mantle)
  • Hayes Farm, Bromley: 4 Linnet, 5+ Coal Tit, 2 Egyptian Goose, Common Buzzard, Pheasant (Jack Headley)
  • Hilfield Park Res: Black-necked Grebe, Red Kite low E 15.26 (G James)
  • Hooks Marsh: 5+ Brambling still in nw cnr just w of iron bridge (Simon Papps)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: m GREEN-WINGED TEAL fr viewing area TQ536844 13:05 (Paul Hawkins via BirdGuides); still 6pm (Shaun Harvey tweet); also 17 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 11 Blackcap 10m f, Kestrel, 6 Common Buzzard, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Snipe, Firecrest still, 2 Red-legged Partridge (Samuel Levy & Simon Worsfold et al); 4 Grey Partridge, 5 Meadow Pipit, Water Rail, Redshank S 19:00 (Nick Croft)
  • KGV Reservoir: m Smew still, 1 Black-necked Grebe s/p, 8 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 1 Caspian Gull 2cy (Nick Moll)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard s, 1 Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Common Redshank, 1 Jack Snipe, Little Ringed Plover, Red Kite W, 8 Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk, {2 Brimstone, 1 Small White} (Shailesh Patel); pr Pintail, 8 Common Snipe, pr Shelduck, 4 Redshank, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Water Pipit, 1m Reed Bunting on wader scrape, 16 Sand Martin, {1m Orange-tip butterfly} (Martin Honey); Common Buzzard over, Red Kite high over mobbed by Crow, (5 Brimstone 1f, Small Tortoiseshell} (Neil Anderson/K. Bull); 2 Water Pipit (BirdGuides)
  • Mayflower Park: Common Buzzard, Red Kite S (Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Common Gull, 3 Linnet [patch 1st] (Toby Mylett)
  • Monken Hadley Common: 2 Mandarin Duck pr Jack's Lake, m Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, m Grey Wagtail Jack's Lake, 5 Long-tailed Tit incl pr nest building, Chiffchaff, 6 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper incl 2 together, Jay, {5 Comma, 4 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 4+ m Brimstone} (Robert Callf)
  • Mudchute: 4 Monk Parakeet, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, {10 Brimstone, Peacock, Comma, Small White} (Eric Brown and Jim Butler)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Glaucous Gull 1w pontoon still 0850 then N c11am (Jerry O'Brien via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 74 singing Cetti's Warbler, 15 singing Chiffchaff, 314 Shoveler, 13 Mute Swan, 7 singing Blackcap, 45 Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, 62 Shelduck, 101 Gadwall, 113 Eurasian Teal, 266 Wigeon, Water Pipit, 3 Little Egret, 5 Marsh Harrier 2m 3f, Kestrel, 18 Common Buzzard thru, Avocet, 2 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 18 Common Snipe, 6 Pintail, 3f Sparrowhawk, Rook, Sedge Warbler, f Peregrine, 32 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail, 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Ruff (Samuel Levy); Short-eared Owl still, c50 Black-tailed Godwits (Tom Jordan)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Red Kite, 4+ Common Buzzard (Friday BG)
  • Rye Meads NR: f-type Marsh Harrier circled HMWT meadows 1025 (Toby Spall via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Moor: Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 6 Lapwing, Kingfisher, 2 Pheasant, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Stock Dove, 8 Reed Bunting, 30+ Linnet, Water Pipit still, 20 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark (Nick Baker)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Water Pipit incl 1 fsp on s basin [sw cnr] 0700 (Paul Watts tweet)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": singing Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: 14 singing Chiffchaff, 3 singing Blackcap, 4 Rook, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Lapwing, 2 Egyptian Goose, Coot Long Pond, (3 Comma, Brimstone f, Peacock} (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 3 Stock Dove, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, m Mistle Thrush singing, m Blackcap singing, 4 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, {Sloe Bug, 5 Peacock, Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Upper College Farm: Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, {3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Brimstone, 7 Peacock, 1 Orange-tip butterflies} (Ralph & Brenda Todd)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Little Ringed Plover (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby N, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Stock Dove, 16 Greenfinch 3 displaying, 8 Chaffinch 6 E, 2 Linnet, 2 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Song Thrush, Little Owl, 3 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)

Thursday 28th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Swift [Ldn foy] presumed Common c5pm, pr Peregrines, 2 Sparrowhawk, pr Gadwall Wood Green Res, 3 Chiffchaff, {4+ Brimstone, 4+ Comma, 2 Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock} (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: 10 Golden Plover N, 2 ad Kittiwake fr viewpt 0725-0945 then N (Barry Reed via Herts BC/Twitter)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: 9 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Jack Snipe, 18 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 8 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit over, {Peacock, Brimstone, Orange-tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White and Holly Blue, plus a Bee-fly} (Magnus Andersson, Roy Beddard, Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chelsea: no sign of Waxwings at Paulton Sq by 0820 (Des McKenzie tweet); 8 Waxwing 9.15-9.30am (Martin Birch); no sign 10:50-12:20, {1 Brimstone} (Charlie Farrell); 1 Waxwing at 14:50 (Tom Jordan)
  • Copped Hall "area": no sign of the ringtail Hen Harrier today but I've now seen photographs that show it to be Hen Harrier (Adam Wilson)
  • Croxley Common Moor: incl Water Rail river (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Ealing "W13": 16 Redwing low N 06:20 (Bill Haines)
  • Fairlop Waters: m Garganey main lake [e end] evg (Alan Ball per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Stock Dove, Little Egret low E 18:02 gdn tick (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray: Common Buzzard over (Jack Headley)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Bearded Tit pr 1450-1600 (John Bushall et al per Richard Green tweet)
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock E 7am, Red Kite drifted N 8am (Dave Porritt)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Common Scoter fr Hogg Ln viewing platform 1315 (Herts BN tweet)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: pr Common Scoter Mercers L pm till 1735 at least (Des Ball per Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park: Monk Parakeet w/ Ring-necked Parakeets nr rangers' lodge am (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: m Firecrest 2cy nr playgrd am till 1635 at least (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Little Owl (Tom Jordan)
  • KGV Reservoir: 3 Little Gull s basin, 7 Goosander, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7 Linnet (Martin Shepherd)
  • Lamorbey Park: Cormorant, 8 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Stock Dove, Nuthatch bringing food to nest in owl_box in large pine, singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, no sign of the two m Mandarin 07.45-08.45 a.m (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey pr showing well fr dulverton hide, Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, 6 Common Snipe, Water Pipit, 9 Sand Martin (WWT website/WWT Twitter); 4 Redshank wader scrape, 1 Jack Snipe wader scrape, 1 Iceland Gull main lake, 1 Green Sandpiper main lake, 1 Tufted x Pochard hybrid sheltered lagoon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Martin Honey); also 7 Jack Snipe late aft (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Morden Hall Park: Green Sandpiper (Arjun Dutta per Nick Rutter via Surrey BN)
  • Mudchute Farm: 1 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff 2 singing, 1 Blackcap singing (Mike Paice)
  • North Finchley: Hobby [Ldn foy] soaring over my back garden N12 then N (Tony Clancy, Brian Dawton)
  • Northaw Great Wood: Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 m Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit 2pr, no sign of Marsh Tit in usual areas pm, 7+ Coal Tit, 11 Nuthatch, 6 Treecreeper incl 3 together, 2 Jay, 6 Chaffinch, {2 Orange/Light Orange Underwing, 3 Peacock, Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Panshanger Park: incl Little Egret, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler singing dragonfly_trail (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Priest Hill NR: 2 Common Buzzard, 3+ Skylark 2 singing, 2 Chiffchaff singing, Meadow Pipit, Linnet singing (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Richmond Bridge: displaying Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Common Buzzard inc displaying, pr Pied Wagtail, Red Kite, singing Cetti's Warbler (Paula Redmond)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Southfields (Granville Road): f Tawny Owl calling from back garden (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Moor: Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Water Pipit (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • The Brook BR5: 3+ Stock Dove, Little Grebe, Chiffchaff, pr Egyptian Goose, 1-2 calling Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 90+ Stock Dove, 2 Nuthatch, Meadow Pipit N, 26 singing Chiffchaff, 32 Rook, 4 Goldcrest, 9 Common Buzzard, 5 singing Blackcap, 5 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pied Wagtail, 2f Sparrowhawk, 6 Eurasian Teal, Treecreeper, 4 Bullfinch, m Reed Bunting, 2 Red Kite, 2 Little Owl, m Mandarin Duck, 7 Lapwing, Grey Heron, 2 Coot, 2 Egyptian Geese, {also plenty of Bee-fly, a Green Veined White, 3 Comma, 5 Peacock, 2 Painted Lady, 4 Small Tortoiseshell} (Samuel Levy); also 10 Nuthatch, 3 Egyptian Geese, 2 Little Owl [different to SL's], 2 Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 8 Common Buzzard (Tony Clancy)
  • Trafalgar Square: Kestrel on Nelson's Column (Dave de Silva)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl c50 Common Snipe flushed by paraglider (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands "Lockwood 11-12.30": Common Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, Meadow Pipit (Lol Bodini); m Scaup still on No 4, 8 Goldeneye, Lapwing (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: pr of displaying Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit 1 singing, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler singing, Little Owl, Stock Dove, 2 Eurasian Teal, m Pochard, only 3 Common Gull remaining, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3pr, 6 Greenfinch (Nick Croft)
  • Watford: Yellow Wagtail NE over Vicarage Rd Cemetery 1030 (Ian Bennell tweet)
  • West Dulwich: 2 Peregrines high towards Rosendale Rd 18:15 (Paul Collins)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: f Sparrowhawk, 5 Chiffchaff singing, 4 Linnet (Charlie Farrell)

Wednesday 27th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: pr Gadwall Wood Green Res, 3 Pochard Boating Lake, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (APOG)
  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": Goosander, Cattle Egret briefly then S 0725, Yellow-legged Gull (Barry Reed tweet)
  • Arkley Lane Fields: Red Kite, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Toby Mylett)
  • Barkingside: white Kestrel poss albino over Station Rd towards Fairlop NR 10:15 (Tony Leaderman, Sue Barry)
  • Bentley Heath Pools EN5: Red Kite, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Biggin Woods: 1 Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, House Sparrows at nearest houses (Michael Mac)
  • Boxer's Lake: Cormorant, Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, ad Egyptian Goose & 6 yg, 13 Tufted Duck 8m 5f, m Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Grey Wagtail pr, 2 Nuthatch pr, f Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Shelduck, 4 Egyptian Geese, 15 Common Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap (Andrew Self); Common Buzzard 11.00 (Roy Beddard)
  • Bromley: my first Willow Warbler of year singing briefly at Layhams Fm (John Birkett)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: Common Whitethroat [Ldn foy] St Mary's Ln 1240 (Alan Shearman via BirdGuides)
  • Brooklands Gardens EN6: 2 Starling (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Song Thrush singing, Blackcap singing (Mike Paice)
  • Chelsea: 7 Waxwing Paultons Sq still mid-day till 2.00pm at least (Nigel Jackman)
  • Copped Hall "area": ringtail Hen Harrier still, Wheatear (Adam Wilson)
  • Fairlop Waters: 3 Barnacle Goose (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Finchley "gdn N3": 4 Stock Dove (Samuel Levy)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 4 Egyptian Geese 2pr & 12 juvs, 4 Gadwall 2m 2f, 3 Shoveler 2m f, 14 Tufted Duck, m Pheasant, Common Buzzard, 4 Little Egret, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 4+ Green Woodpecker, 5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, Swallow briefly over lake, 3 Grey Wagtail, 8+ Song Thrush, 2+ Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 4+ Blackcap, Cetti’s Warbler, c10 singing Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 5 Jay, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Bullfinch (Bernie Weight, Jack Headley, Ian Stewart)
  • Grays: 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Yellow-legged Gull (Nick Croft)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Little Grebe, 2 Eurasian Teal, 4 Pied Wagtail (John Bushall)
  • Grovelands Park: 5 Stock Dove, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 9 Mandarin Duck, 4 Shoveler, 2 Great-Crested Grebe, 1 Egyptian Goose (Paul Collins)
  • Hampstead Heath: 4 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 22 Redwing, Fieldfare (Allan Stewart)
  • Hornbeam Hills EN6: 2 Ring-necked Pheasant, 28 Jackdaw, Jay, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Hornchurch CP: Firecrest nr visitor centre 1125 (BirdGuides)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 3 Meadow Pipit over, Rock/Water Pipit over 06:15, c70 Redwing N 06:05, w/ 1 Fieldfare, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Firecrest (Mike Limehouse per ELBF FB); 6 Green Sandpiper (Tom Bell per ELBF FB)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 m Mandarins on bank at w end of lake, 7 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Song Thrush singing, Chiffchaff singing, Goldcrest (Eric Brown); Mandarins still present 12.45 in oak at w end of lake, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Ian Stewart)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: dark-phase Common Buzzard in flight display 13:25 (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Goldeneye, Oystercatcher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Shailesh Patel); Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull (WWT website); also 4 Pintail, 13 Jack Snipe, 30 Common Snipe, 12 Sand Martin, Water Pipit (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Lower Morden: 2 Blackcap, 5 Redwing (Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Motspur Park: Blackcap m (Bob Smith)
  • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich "TQ385778": Egyptian Goose (Clive Herbert)
  • Oxleas Woods "SE9 1YG": Wheatear bathing in birdbath 08.21 then W (John Reid)
  • Pinner "HA5": Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, Coal Tit, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Jay (Nigel Barratt)
  • Potters Bar: Sand Martin SE muttons ln 1420 (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • Potters Bar Industrial Estate EN6: 2 Ring-necked Pheasant, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 3 Greenfinch, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Common Scoter m, Glaucous Gull 1w still 0905 (Derek Barker per Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: m Corn Bunting, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 40 Shelduck, 8 Pintail, 4 Marsh Harrier, 5 Common Buzzard, Oystercatcher, Ruff, 28 Common Snipe, 35 Black-tailed Godwits, Curlew, 2 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 juv Glaucous Gull, Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, Song Thrush, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 8 Rook, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (Howard Vaughan, Annie Jackson, Martin Jordan via ELBF FB); 2 Little Ringed Plover (Barry Bishop); Sedge Warbler, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Water Pipit (Nick Croft)
  • Richmond Bridge: 2m Red-crested Pochard flying low over the water (Neil Anderson)
  • Riddlesdown Quarry: Black Redstart nearby on picnic bench 1215 (Nicola Hunt per Croydon Birders)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 44 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: ad Kittiwake briefly fr draper hide then N 0850 (Alan Harris via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover fr tyler hide (Mathew Bournat via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Willow Warbler singing nr Patty Pool Mead 08:35, 9 Redwing, Water Rail on relief channel, 3 Goosander (Martin Shepherd)
  • Spoilbank Wood EN4: Canada Goose over, 20 Jackdaw, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 ad Little Gull on s basin, 2 Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover on n basin evg (Tony Sweetland tweet); also Redshank causeway (Paul Watts tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: Mediterranean Gull still fr tern_hide 0915 (Steve Carter via Herts BC); 5 Goldeneye still, 15 Little Egret, Mediterranean Gull still 1515 (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • The Mill Field NW7: 3 Mallard over, 2 Mandarin [patch 1st], 38 Jackdaw, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 11 Goldcrest, 83+ Stock Dove, 4 Treecreeper, 21 Singing Chiffchaff, 15 Meadow Pipit N, 3 Pied Wagtail, Little Owl, 7 singing Blackcap, 32+ Rook, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Coal Tit, Mistle Thrush, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Eurasian Teal, 11 Canada Geese, m Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 7 Lapwing, Red Kite, 2 Coot, Common Gull (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 5 Mandarin Duck 4m f upper lake, Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit - nest almost complete, 4 Nuthatch 3m f, m Chaffinch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 2 Yellow-legged Gull main gp evg (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Waggon Road EN4: Red Kite, Jackdaw, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Toby Mylett)
  • Watford: Osprey over Watford Jn stn (Kevin McCarthy via Herts BC)
  • Wimbledon Common: Jack Snipe on the Plain, 2 Lesser Redpoll over windmill (Adrian Podmore)
  • Worcester Park: Red Kite S over horse fields (Bob Smith)
  • Wrotham Park: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)

Tuesday 26th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 House Martin NE 0930, pr Gadwall Wood Green Reservoir, Little Grebe boating Lake, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper (APOG birders)
  • Arnos Park: Green Woodpecker, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit singing, 3 Nuthatch 2m f (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Reed Bunting, 2 Common Gull, 2 Pochard, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit over NW (Magnus Andersson)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, singing Song Thrush, singing Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park: 4 Greylag Goose, 12 Tufted Duck 7m 5f, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, m Greenfinch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Chelsea: 7 Waxwing as y'day 3-4pm, Common Buzzard over (Andrew Peel and Graeme Hutchinson)
  • Copped Hall "area": the ringtail Harrier [now ID'd as Hen Harrier] was seen today over farmland N of the Hall. Montagu's and Pallid could be ruled out. The bird appeared to have unstreaked pale orange underparts and the upperparts were very dark brown bringing to mind the possibility of Northern Harrier. It didn't look 'hooded' in the brief view that I had but ... it's an interesting bird worthy of a little effort if you get the chance (Adam Wilson); also 3 Sparrowhawk, 15 Red Kite, 22 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Raven, 4 Yellowhammer (Steve Connor, Andy Tweed, Patrick Hart per ELBF FB)
  • Crayford Marshes: 23 Eurasian Teal, 6 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Greenfinch all of the passerines were singing (Mike Paice)
  • Crossness "Foreshore": 49 Shelduck, 3 Redshank, Curlew, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, c300 Eurasian Teal, 24 Wigeon, 76 Gadwall, 6 Cormorant, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, c70 Black-headed Gull, Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Oystercatcher (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness NR: 8 Cetti's Warbler h, 3 Bearded Tit, 4 Chiffchaff h, Blackcap m, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet, Wheatear briefly, 16 Pochard, 15 Shoveler, 16 Eurasian Teal, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Gull, Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed, Gull, 2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 3 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, Greenfinch, 10 Canada Goose, 19 Greylag Goose, Little Egret, 2 Peregrine very active all morning between chimneys of Sewage Works and Incinerator Works (Bernie Weight)
  • East India Dock NR: 4 Gadwall 2pr, 2 Egyptian Geese, 40 Eurasian Teal (Paul Hyland)
  • Finsbury Park: pr Nuthatches nest building [my first breeding record here], Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap singing, pr Egyptian Geese & 5yg, Little Grebe (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: m Mandarin my first record here [fifth site record & first since 2006] but unwelcomed by all other wildfowl on the lake and very flighty (Ian Stewart)
  • Golders Hill Park: 5 Egyptian Geese 2pr & 1 yg left to resident pr (James Levy); 4 Mandarin, 9 Jackdaw, Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin, 5 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath: c12 Meadow Pipit N, c10 Redwing on Parliament Hill, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Reuben Braddock and others); 4 Jackdaw, 2 Nuthatch at West Heath (Toby Mylett)
  • Hooks Marsh: 3 Goosander m 2f flood relief channel below David Stoker sluices on Walton's Walk 1230 (Andy Holmes via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hornchurch: Firecrest St Andrews churchyd (Dave Morrison per ELBF FB)
  • Hyde Park: House Martin Round Pond 13.10 (Ian R Watson)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl 5 Green Sandpiper, 18 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch (Dave Morrison tweet); also incl 2 Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, 7 Skylark, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting (Dave McGough, Steve Smith per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Res: Little Ringed Plover s basin [e side], Black Redstart s basin [w side], Black-necked Grebe n basin, Sand Martin, 6 Goosander, 15 Goldeneye, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Grey Wagtails, 7 Pied Wagtails, 2 Chiffchaffs, 16 Linnets, 8 Meadow Pipits, Cetti's Warbler (Sean Huggins)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Water Pipit, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 6 Common Snipe, House Sparrow, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (WWT website); 1 Jack Snipe wader scrape, 1m Mandarin W over main lake, Common Buzzard over Sheltered Lagoon 12.00 (Martin Honey)
  • Maple Cross: 25+ Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer on headland/set-a-side south of Hornhill Rd and field hedge west of housing estate (Chris Bessant tweet)
  • Maple Lodge NR: 2 Raven over 0620 (Paul Lewis tweet)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0530-0730": 3 Collared Dove 2E & 1NNE, Tawny Owl [personal site tick] belting low E over viewpt chased by Goldfinch 0610, 21 Meadow Pipit NW, Linnet NW (Twitter)
  • St Albans: Firecrest singing London Rd gdn (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Southfields (Granville Road): Goldcrest collecting nesting material from back garden (Martin Honey)
  • Southwark Park: Short-eared Owl flew in low from direction of Canada Water followed by Carrion Crows then high over lake before heading N, also Stock Dove calling, 1 Blackcap, Peregrine (John Cadera)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Water Pipit s basin [w bank] early am, 2 Redshank, Scaup m still (Bob Warden per FJM)
  • Stocker's Lake: 3 f Goldeneye, 20 Little Egret, Mediterranean Gull still fr tern_hide 1320 (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 Blackcap, 2 Coal Tit (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "Black Duck Marsh only": Garganey m, Mute Swan, Eurasian Teal, 5 Pochard, Shoveler, Shelduck, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Cetti's Warbler (Eric Brown & Jim Butler); 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Stock Dove, 8 Greylag Goose, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Skylark, 8 Jackdaw, 16 Eurasian Teal river, 6 Turnstone river, 8 Gadwall river, 40 Redshank river, 1 Mute Swan river, 2 Curlew river, 2 Shelduck, Green Woodpecker h (Roger Keith)
  • Telegraph Hill "SE14": 1 Red Kite 14.10 (Graeme Wright)
  • Tufnell Park "viz mig by accident by the tube 0750": 10+ Fieldfare in flock of 30-40 thrushes NE (Francis Tusa)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup on No 4, Brambling behind anglers' hut, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Goldeneye (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1cy White-fronted Goose E over Alex 17:40, m Pochard, 2 Eurasian Teal, 2 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Little Owl, up to 8 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, 41 Meadow Pipit, 5 Skylark, 7 Linnet, 10+ Greenfinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stock Dove (Nick Croft/Louise McCartney)
  • Wanstead Park: 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 6 Stock Dove, 10+ singing Song Thrush, Redwing, 5 Siskin, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 4 Common Buzzard, 8 Eurasian Teal, 4 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Louise McCartney)
  • Warren Gorge: incl 2 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Eurasian Teal, 2 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 40 Grey Heron 13ad 27juv, 6 Little Egret, Water Rail, 4 Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Redwing, Water Pipit NW, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Waterfall Walk, New Southgate: 2 Stock Dove pr, m Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff singing, 2 Nuthatch pr (Robert Callf)
  • West Harrow: Blackcap singing in gdn am (Alex Massey)
  • West Heath Avenue NW11: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)

Monday 25th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: m Wheatear, 3 Gadwall 2m f, singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, pr Mute Swan, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 m Pochard, m Aythya hybrid Boating lake (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell: WHITE-TAILED EAGLE ad/subad N thru Great Hardmead L 0845 then circled Easneye Wd & NE 0850 (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Bedfords Park: Little Grebe, Kestrel, 5 Green Woodpecker, 5 Jay, 3m Coal Tit, m Blackcap, 8m Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Black Park: incl 4 Tufted Duck, pr Raven, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Nuthatch (David Cleal via Bucks BN)
  • Bowyer's Water: rh Smew still, {Grass Snake} (Graham Canny tweet)
  • Brixton: Grey Wagtail Pulross Rd 18.00 (Matthew J Bradbury)
  • Chelsea: 5 Waxwing in plane tree at Paultons Sq / Kings Rd jn 1025 - still present 11:05 feeding on rosehips nr large magnolia on west side of square (Des McKenzie tweets); still 12.30pm 7+ Waxwing [thanks to DM], Red Kite over (Nick Baker); 4+ Waxwing still 17:15 (Aravind Ramesh tweet)
  • Clapham: drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker nr south end of The Chase (Ollie Stone-Lee)
  • Clissold Park: pr Gadwall on large lake (Ernie Thomason)
  • Copped Hall "SW of Epping Green": ringtail Harrier sp re-identified as not Pallid [since ID'd as ringtail Hen Harrier per ELBF FB] again over farmland n of Hall mid am (Steve Connor, Paul Whiteman per FJM); not seen in area later also 2 Raven, 12 Common Buzzard, 5 Red Kite, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge (Franko J Maroevic, Dave Morris, Dominic Mitchell, Andy Tweed, Adam Wilson et al); 4 Kestrel, f Merlin, Swallow, 25 Fieldfare (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); also 15 Red Kite, 25 Common Buzzard, Peregrine (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Croxley Hall GPs: Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still (Graham Canny tweet)
  • Hampstead Heath: Fieldfare feeding by Sanctuary Pond, also m Blackcap (Allan Stewart); 2 Red Kite NE 8:20, Wheatear, Chiffchaff, 3 Greylag, 5 Meadow Pipit (Dave Porritt and Green Grandad)
  • Hyde Park: 3 Meadow Pipit over early-am, Common Buzzard N 11am (Dave Jordan)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Shelduck, 49 Eurasian Teal, 5 Green Sandpiper, 5 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit (Shaun Harvey, Dave McGough per ELBF FB); incl Little Egret (Tom Bell via ELBF FB)
  • Islington: 1 Blackcap singing Vincent Terrace N1 (Alastair Rae)
  • KGV Reservoir: 2 Black Redstart north basin west side flycatching along fence-line 12:45 (Martin Shepherd); Little Ringed Plover (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Kingston: m Pheasant in gdn by Thames KT2 5SS area (Karen Smith)
  • Langley Park: incl m Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Chiffchaff (David Cleal via Bucks BN)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Chiffchaff (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wheatear, 8 Common Snipe, 5 Sand Martin, singing Blackcap, 2 Redshank, Water Pipit, 2 Shelduck (WWT website); 2 Garganey pm (per RBA/Surrey BN)
  • Maple Cross: 2 Yellowhammer in field hedge west of estate (Geoff Young via Herts BC)
  • Marylebone "Baker St": Common Buzzard overhead 06:45 (Alastair Dent)
  • Mayflower Park: 2 Red Kite S (Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 1 Red Kite over (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Mitcham Common: 5 Pheasant m w/ 4f on golf course, Chiffchaff, Kestrel (Michael Mac)
  • Morden Hall Park: Green Sandpiper along river [thanks to Derek Coleman for tip off], Kingfisher, Little Egret, pr Reed Bunting, singing Chiffchaff, calling Water Rail (Michael Mac)
  • Oak Hill Park "TQ277950": Red Kite (Clive Herbert)
  • Paddington: Red Kite low W over Edgware Rd pursued by Herring Gulls 13:35 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Panshanger Park: Barn Owl at dusk (Richard Marlow via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0540-0740": Common Buzzard S 0640, Collared Dove E 0700, 8 Meadow Pipit NW, 2 Linnet NNW, also 17 Redwing still (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Wheatear m f in Holly Lodge paddocks (Nigel Jackman)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 2 singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 2 Mediterranean Gull over VC (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup, 30 Goldeneye, 6 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Redshank (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stave Hill: Short-eared Owl over park am (Rebeka Clarke, Steve Cornish)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 2 singing Blackcap - both new arrivals (Neil Batten)
  • The Brook BR5: Water Rail showing very well in usual area, singing Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • The Mill Field NW7: Mallard over [patch 1st], 4 Common Gull, 36 Jackdaw, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 4 Lapwing, 3 Blackcap 2 singing, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 4 Rook, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Eurasian Teal, {Comma, plus the Snake's Head Fritillaries are out at Darlands} (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, m Blackcap sub-song, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, m Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, {Comma, 2 Peacock} (Robert Callf); "also pm" 2 Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 14 Mandarin 10m 4f (Pete Lowman)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup, {1fm Brimstone, 1 Peacock} (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Wanstead Flats: Cetti's Warbler still near Alex (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Common Buzzard, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 6 Stock Dove, 10 singing Chiffchaff, 6 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Coal Tit, 6 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 5 Gadwall, 17 Shoveler, 3 Eurasian Teal, 10 Tufted Duck (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: 1 Common Snipe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 2+ Chiffchaffs singing (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • West Hyde: Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, Stonechat, 2+ Skylark, 5 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting (Adam Bolton tweet)
  • Wimbledon Common: 10+ Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, f Stonechat still (Hugh Nicholson tweet)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2000+ Ring-necked Parakeets at roost, 5 Song Thrush singing (Charlie Farrell)

Sunday 24th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: m Aythya hybrid Boating Lake, Peregrine on transmitter mid morning, pr Gadwall Wood Green reservoir, Treecreeper Conservation Area (APOG).
  • Amwell: Smew still, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Goldeneye (RSPB NW London Group); Blackcap singing m (Simon Bradley); 2 Oystercatcher TL376128 (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Ardleigh Green: 12 Common Buzzard (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 1 Green Sandpiper from permissive footpath, 8 Shelduck (Keith Bates)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Yellow-legged Gull over, Kingfisher, Jackdaw, 2 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, Peregrine, 6 Wigeon, Jack Snipe, 17 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 17 Meadow Pipit, 8 singing Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Brockwell Park: Green Woodpecker feeding in fenced off new wildflower meadow, Nuthatch by cafe, Blackap (Matthew J. Bradbury)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: Sparrowhawk, 9 Common Buzzard incl 5N 1405, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Skylark, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 43 House Sparrow, 9 Greenfinch, 2 Yellowhammer (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Bushy Park: 4 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing, Reed Bunting, 2 Skylark (Ian R Watson)
  • Cassiobury Park: m Wheatear central fenced area 0950 (Mark Sutton tweet)
  • Colney Heath: incl 4 Yellowhammer 2pr (Dan Fletcher via Herts BC)
  • Dagnam Park: incl Red Kite, 2 Coal Tit, 5m Chiffchaff, 5m Nuthatch, 3 Redwing, Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Dartmouth Park: Red Kite high E 1055, Blackcap singing (Tim Blackburn)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: f Black Redstart mounds 0815 (per Herts BC)
  • Fairlop Waters: incl Barnacle Goose, 2 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 8 Eurasian Teal, Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Kestrel, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Gallions Reach: Hoopoe [Ldn foy], 3 Common Buzzard (Kevin McManus); 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Curlew, Merlin, 2 Peregrine, 3 Rook 0800-1300 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Glebe Crescent NW4: Tawny Owl m (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath: f Marsh Harrier NE over bowling green 0915, 25 Redwings N, 1st winter Common Gull over, but no Black-headed Gulls (Pete Mantle); Blackcap singing near Leg of Mutton Pond (James Levy)
  • Hilly Fields: Chiffchaff singing (Tom Moulton)
  • Hogsmill STW: Shelduck (per Surrey BN)
  • Joseph Road allotments E3: {Brimstone} (Harry Harrison)
  • KGV Reservoir: Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail [UK & Ldn foy], 3 Blackcap (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Ladbroke Square Gardens "access restricted to residents in local catchment but birds often visible and within hearing of three of the four surrounding streets": 1st Chiffchaff of year singing (Angus Innes)
  • Ladywell Fields: pr Mandarin, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam) 
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Little Egret, Jack Snipe still, 13 Common Snipe, Goldeneye, 2 Redshank, Water Pipit still, 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 5 Sand Martin, Kestrel, Peregrine, 5 Common Buzzard 3N 2W (WWT website); also Red Kite NW, 3 Common Buzzard NW, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk, Little Egret, 2 Meadow Pipit N (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker (Alastair Dent); 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Eurasian Teal (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • Mitcham Common: 1 Blackcap in song (Keith Bates)
  • Hooks Marsh "Monkhams Hill": 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Red Kite, 1 Rough-legged Buzzard [One here for several weeks last year] (E.Sapatsch)
  • Orpington "Boating Pond": regular pr Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Panshanger Park: Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Tim Hill via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0545-0745": incl Collared Dove E 0730, 37 Meadow Pipit NW 0555-0725, also f Marsh Harrier foy circling N 0910 [seen again 5min later over Heath], Red Kite W 1240, 2 Common Buzzard N 1130 & 1140, m Linnet site-foy N (Twitter)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Common Scoter still by white railings 0900, Glaucous Gull 1w again on pontoon 0800 then flew off (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Short-eared Owl, Sand Martin (Fraser Simpson per ELBF FB); Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier, 10 Common Buzzard, Little Ringed Plover, 16 Curlew, Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Romford: Cattle Egret N (Martin Jordan per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RDPB: 2 Kingfisher, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank (RSPB NW Ldn Grp); Green Sandpiper (Gill Price per ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve "Webs Count by MC & CS with added on sightings by JH": 1 Mute Swan, 35 Greylag Goose, 119 Canada Goose, singing Skylark, m Blackcap, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2+ Common Buzzard, 1 Little Grebe, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 55 Coot, 15 Moorhen, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 17 Eurasian Teal, 7 Gadwall, 46 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 74 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatcher, 10 Lapwing, 53 Black-headed Gull, 51 Herring Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Song Thrush, 52 Wren, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 2 Reed Bunting, 1+ Stock Dove (Jack Headley, Clifford Seabrook, Martin Coath et al)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Raven 0950hrs distant N/E towards Upshire (Neville Smith)
  • South Norwood CP: Water Rail wetlands stream, Common Snipe, Kingfisher (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Woodford: Sedge Warbler R Roding singing from reeds 1300 (BirdGuides)
  • Southwark Park: 2 Shoveler, Peregrine (John Cadera)
  • Springwell Lake: 6 Goldeneye (Paul Lewis tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir "WeBS": 17 Shelduck, 159 Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 102 Wigeon, 164 Tufted Duck, m Scaup, 37 Goldeneye, 9 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Redshank, 2100+ Black-headed Gull (Allan Goddard tweet); also 3 Little Ringed Plover (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • Stoneleigh "KT17": 1 singing Blackcap in The Glade am (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 2 Garganey, Pochard, 6 Eurasian Teal, Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 2 Water Rail, 2+ Grey Herons on nest, 20 Gadwall, 8 Shelduck, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 4 Cetti's Warbler, Raven, Green Woodpecker, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Water Rail, Red-legged Partridge, 4 Little Grebe, Peregrine, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Stonechat, Bearded Tit, Linnet, 4 Swallow N, {4+ Brimstone, 3+ Large Tortoiseshell, 2 Large White Butterflies} (Ernie Thomason, Frank Manias and Dave Clark); also 2 Bearded Tit, m Wheatear seawall pm (James King tweet)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 6 Teal, 9 Pheasant, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, f Kestrel, 4 Lapwing 2pr, 8 Stock Dove, 5+ Skylark, c20 Meadow Pipit, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, Rook, 4 Reed Bunting, 9 Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP: "South" incl Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Skylark singing, 3 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer singing am, "North" incl Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling nr childerditch wd, Coal Tit, 7+ Nuthatch, 1+ Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Thorpe Water Park: incl 2 Little Grebe, 44 Great Crested Grebe, Red Kite, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, Kestrel, pr Reed Bunting (Kevin Duncan via Surrey BN)
  • Trent Park: 4 Mandarin Duck 2m 2f, m Gadwall lower lake, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit nest-building - almost complete, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper carrying nesting material, {m Brimstone, Peacock, 2 Comma} (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2 Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Great Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Redpoll (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Meadow Pipit over the boardwalk, 2 Kestrel pr together on Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent); Red Kite, Jackdaw (Lol Bodini); 2 Sand Martin between Leyton Marsh and R Lea (JW Davies)
  • Wanstead Flats: 5 Fieldfare, 4 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 3 Little Grebe, Little Owl (Nick Croft/Marco Johnson)
  • Waterworks NR: 4+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Reed Bunting (Eugene Dillon-Hooper)
  • West Hyde: Stonechat reported, 4+ Yellowhammer (Paul Lewis tweets)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 5 Red-crested Pochard, Kingfisher (Chris Farthing)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: 2 Pheasant, Little Egret, 4 Red Kite 2pr, 3 vocal circling Common Buzzard, Little Owl, displaying Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 3 Blackcap 1 singing, 4 singing Chiffchaff, m Reed Bunting, {m Brimstone butterfly} (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 23rd March 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR: rh Smew still 1020 (William Last tweet)
  • Ardleigh Green: 8 Red Kite thru, 25 Common Buzzard thru 1310-1355 (Paul Hawkins tweet / Dave Morrison, Lee Brown per ELBF FB)
  • Beddington Farmlands: ad Iceland Gull over, 2 Wheatear, 1 Jack Snipe, 18 Sand Martin, 1 Redshank, 6 Water Pipit (Peter Alfrey, BFBG) pics here
  • Brent Reservoir: 16 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Roy Beddard)
  • Bushy Park: 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 3 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Stock Dove, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
  • Enfield: 2 Lapwing Hadley Rd first lay-by (Pete Lowman)
  • Erith Pier: 1st-winter Caspian Gull mid-aft (Richard Bonser)
  • Evelyn Gardens SW7: f Kestrel perched in plane tree am (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Fairlop Waters: 2 Red-crested Pochard pr, Red Kite, 7 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Snipe, Little Owl (Neil Twyford)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Common Tern [tweeted 1010 - UK & Ldn foy] (Kevin McManus); Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 14 Redshank, 5 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff 0815-1215 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hampstead Heath: Woodcock E 3pm (Dave Porritt)
  • Harold Park: Kingfisher (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 6 Black-necked Grebe fr Hogg Ln viewing platform still (Graham Higgins via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Little Ringed Plover wc1 lagoon, Cetti's Warbler spynes mere 1520 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hooks Marsh: 3 Lesser Redpoll nw cnr, 7 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler (Mark Wardman)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Red-throated Diver [Ldn foy] circled high over 0700-0730 then SE (Dave Harris tweet); Curlew circled then low NW, 1 Sand Martin, Wheatear (Chris Turner)
  • Kensington Gardens: Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Kentish Town: Woodcock E over Gaisford St 0940 (Pete Mantle)
  • Kew Gardens: 2 Common Gull, Jay, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, 5 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Starling, Bullfinch, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Goldcrest (Toby Mylett)
  • Kew Green: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch, 2 House Sparrow, Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (Toby Mylett)
  • Lamorbey Park: 2 Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Tufted Duck, 2-4 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, singing Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (Mike Amos)
  • Lichfield Road TW9: Greenfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye f, Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe, 3 Redshank, 2 Red Kite, Peregrine, 4 Sand Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Meadow Pipit N, Water Pipit (Oscar Dewhurst); 2 Jack Snipe grazing marsh & wader scrape, Iceland Gull imm again, 3 Sparrowhawk 2f m over heading N (Martin Honey); also Red Kite S, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 17 Common Snipe, Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Pipit still (WWT website); also Red Kite, 9 Sand Martin (Jonathan Nasir tweet)
  • Olympic Park: m Ring Ouzel [Ldn foy] on grassy area opp Here East 1020 (Marco Johnson/BirdGuides)
  • Ongar Park Wood "TL498025": incl Common Buzzard, Nuthatch, 15 Brambling under hornbeams nr c/p mid-aft, w/ 60 Chaffinch (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS)
  • Otho Court TW8: 4 Green Woodpecker, Starling, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Paddington: Woodcock flew along Bathurst St & Westbourne St toward Sussex Gdns 06:31 (Des McKenzie via Twitter)
  • Pinner "HA5": 2 Nuthatch singing and building - nice new local birds (Dan Pinkham)
  • Princes Road TW9: Blackcap, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: m Common Scoter pier 0950 (Derek Barker per Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 Golden Plover, c60 Black-tailed Godwit, Barn Owl by serin_mound 4.45pm, Bearded Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap singing, Black Redstart on roofs by Coldharbour Pt, Wheatear (Tom Jordan); also incl 66 Shelduck, 158 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 443 Wigeon, 12 Pintail 6pr, 137 Eurasian Teal, 20+ Pochard, 35 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, f Sparrowhawk, 8 Marsh Harrier 3m 5f, 16 Common Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, Oystercatcher, 22 Golden Plover target pools, Curlew, 2 Ruff, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 33 Common Snipe, 35 Redshank, 2 Common Gull, Kestrel, f Peregrine, 2 Bearded Tit, 20+ Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, f Black Redstart on posts just past Ken Barrett hide toward woods in field in front of barn_owl box, pr Stonechat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit 1 fr butts hide coming into summer plumage & 1 at stone barges, 2 Linnet butts hide, 10+ Reed Bunting (Andrew Allen, Tom Jordan, Ben Mapp et al via Essex BwS); Sedge Warbler [first heard y'day], 4 Sand Martin, 18 Redwing (Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB); 2 Wheatear (Tom Bell et al per ELBF FB); Fieldfare (Ian Plume per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Woodcock foy by leaf-yard wood [area 40] 0545, Cetti's Warbler singing from 'oxbow' reedbed at deadman's cnr [a34] 0625 but mobile, Blackcap subsinging briefly (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: Cetti's Warbler singing, 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Owl, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Redwing (Paula Redmond)
  • Ruislip Lido/Poors Field: pr Egyptian Geese, pr Gadwall, pr Little Grebe, pr Grey Heron at nest, Little Egret, 4 Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 6 singing Chiffchaff, 6 Nuthatch (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Rye Meads NR: COMMON CRANE N toward Amwell NR 1425, Mediterranean Gull yellow c/r fr gadwall_hide (Jan Swan & David Spensley tweets)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 2 Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • Scadbury Park LNR: White Wagtail in horse fields (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Lapwing, 4 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap singing close to campsite (Neville Smith)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit still (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup s basin still, 3 Black-necked Grebe still (BirdGuides); also White Wagtail, Redshank (Michael Robinson)
  • Stanstead Innings: Bittern, Green Sandpiper am (Jane Free tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: incl ad Mediterranean Gull (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Black Duck Marsh 7.30-9.00”: 4 Garganey 3m f, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Shelduck 4 river, 3 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Gadwall, 4 Pochard 3m f, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatcher river, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker h, 4 Water Rail h, 1 Redhead-type Aythya hybrid, 1 Song Thrush h, Bearded Tit 1 seen, 8 Grey Heron 3+ nests w/ yg (Roger Keith); 4 Garganey still, 3+ Bearded Tit, Wheatear, 15 singing Cetti's Warbler, 7 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Water Pipit, pr Stonechat, Raven (Andrew Self); 4 Garganey still 1700 at back of lake fr seawall just past end of Tiltman Rd, m Marsh Harrier over 1600 (Gary Howard tweet)
  • Teddington: Red Kite W towards NPL / Bushy Pk (Ian R Watson)
  • The Commons LNR: 2 Red Kite, 9 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, Raven all overhead 1020, Marsh Tit, 3 Chiffchaff (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 2 m Wheatear on Folly Farm, 4 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 4 Eurasian Teal, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, Linnnet, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Lapwing (Simon Worsfold & Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: 9 Mandarin Duck 6m 3f, 4 Common Buzzard calling & displaying over Camlet Hill, 2 Green Woodpecker, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 9 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, f Siskin, 2 m Lesser Redpoll (Robert Callf); also 2 Eurasian Teal m f upper lake (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits: pr Red-crested Pochard on fishing lake, 2+ Chiffchaff singing, Blackcap singing, 5 Red Kite, 3 Sand Martin, Oystercatcher on main pit, 2 Reed Bunting atypical female with male near feeders (Jo Edwards) fem RB is similar to that shown here
  • Wanstead Flats: House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Wheatear, 3 Mistle Thrush, Woodcock, Little Owl, Red Kite, 5 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk,  Peregrine Falcon, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, Linnet, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 6 Gadwall, leucistic Herring Gull (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: Common Snipe, 4 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 2 Eurasian Teal, 5 Fieldfare N (Nick Croft)
  • Watford "Nascot Grange TQ102978": Blackcap, 1-2 Firecrest nr Church Rd entrance (Stephen Middleton via Herts BC)
  • Willows Farm: Brambling fdr briefly pm (InFocus Optics tweet)

Friday 22nd March 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR: 6 Goldeneye 2m 4f, rh Smew still, 2 Sand Martin dusk (William Bishop tweet)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: 2 Ruddy Shelduck n lake 1515 (Paul Bright-Thomas tweet)
  • Camberwell Old Cemetery SE22 "and then One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park, SE23": Nuthatch in hole in tree at edge of cemetery, pr Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker [closest Yaffle ever seen to home heard-only in the woods on One Tree Hill] (Paul Francis)
  • Cely Woods: incl Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker still, 10 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Treecreeper, 22 Fieldfare (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Cray Valley Golf Course: 10+ calling Chiffchaff, c4 Linnet, calling Coal Tit (Jack Headley)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 67 Fieldfare nr cow pens (Trevor Chapman via Herts BC)
  • Fairlop Waters: 8 Sand Martin, 2 Shelduck, 5 Chiffchaff, Common Snipe, Reed Bunting, Common Buzzard, Little Owl (Alan Thomas/Neil Twyford)
  • Greenwich Park: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Ray Crouch)
  • Hainault Forest: 2 Common Buzzard, 3m Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Goosander on adj horsemill stream, Cetti's Warbler, no Cattle Egret today (Simon Papps)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 Barnacle Goose (first I've seen here for a long time), 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Common Buzzard, singing Blackcap, 10+ Linnet (Simon Papps)
  • Hooks Marsh "north-west edge where it borders Seventy Acres Lake and Police Pit": 30+ Brambling incl several males in breeding plumage, 15+ Chaffinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll [my first in the valley since New Year], 5+ Siskin, Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Kingfisher, Red Kite (Simon Papps)
  • Hornchurch: nordic Jackdaw gdn (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Hyde Park: Coal Tit (Toby Mylett)
  • Kensington Gardens: 6 Common Gull, 2 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • KGV Reservoir: 5 Sand Martin (Harry Lacey, Stuart Hamilton per ELBF FB); 6 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander (Dominic Mitchell per ELBF FB)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Redshank, m Blackcap singing, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 2 Water Pipit still, 6 Common Snipe, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 4+ singing Cetti's Warblers, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jack Snipe, 1m Tufted x Pochard hybrid, 4 Mandarin 3m f flew into wildside, Little Ringed Plover later in the day (Martin Honey); also 13 Common Snipe, 2 Sand Martin (WWT website)
  • Lonsdale Rd Reservoir: 13 Pochard, 7 Stock Dove, singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Chiffchaff (Neil Anderson)
  • Marylebone: Peregrine over stn evg (John Cadera)
  • Orpington Boating Pond: 2 Egyptian Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Oxleas Wood: f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by memorial c/p midday (Adam Commons tweet)
  • Pinner "HA5": Common Buzzard drifting over, 3 Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker (Nigel Barratt)
  • Ponders End Lake: Little Ringed Plover (Adam Wilson per ELBF FB); 2 Oystercatcher (Dominic Mitchell per ELBF FB)
  • Rainham Marshes: Sand Martin, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 3 Avocet, Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Curlew, 2 Ruff, Barn Owl, Water Pipit, 39 singing Cetti's Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff 12 singing (Andrew Self); 2 Little Ringed Plover (David Smith, Andy Tweed, Patrick Hart et al per ELBF FB); 2 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Cormorant, 4 Marsh Harrier, 3 Avocet, 16 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 48 Common Snipe, Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Water Pipit (Patrick Hart, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); m Stonechat (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); Sedge Warbler [Ldn foy] h (belated confirm'n per ELBF FB)
  • Redhill Common: 4 Red Kite E 1510 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Red-legged Partridge (C.Williams)
  • River Thames "Putney Bridge to Barnes Bridge WeBS": 3 Greylag, 5 Egyptian Geese & brood of 6yg, 5 Mute Swan, 128 Mallard, 172 Eurasian Teal, 41 Gadwall, 31 Tufted Duck, 13 Cormorant (Neil Anderson)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 1 singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Oystercatcher, 2 ad w/p Little Gull in gull roost then E 1700, Lesser Redpoll (Mathew Bournat tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Redshank s basin causeway (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “9.30-13.15 incoming tide”: 2 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 3 Chiffchaff, 13 Greylag Goose, 14 Canada Goose river, 2 Shoveler, 2 Linnet, 6 Shelduck 3 river, 2 Mute Swan river, 3 Garganey [Ldn foy] 2m f black_duck marsh, 11 Tufted Duck, 5 Water Rail h, 5 Cetti's Warbler 4h, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 7 Pochard, 8 Turnstone river, 5 Eurasian Teal river, 18 Gadwall river, 4 Redshank river, 1 Dunlin river, 1 Curlew river, 4 Oystercatcher river, 1 Marsh Harrier m, Red-legged Partridge, Redhead-type Aythya hybrid (Roger Keith / Paul Larkin)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 4+ Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming incl 1+ f, 2 Wren seen plus many others singing, Nuthatch, Song Thrush h singing, 2 Mistle Thrush 1 gathering a beak-full of dry leaves and moss (Paul Francis)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 11 Tufted Duck, Water Rail showing extremely well, Kingfisher, Little Grebe (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: Raven, fighting with 2 Red Kites, and then 2 Common Buzzard nr Long Pond, Jackdaws then joined in, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Lapwing, 50 Stock Dove (Tony Clancy)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs "main gp": incl 3 Water Rail h, 7+ Sand Martin, f Stonechat top grass field fence (Tytt Birders via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: Rook rear paddocks (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Wheatear, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 12 Meadow Pipit 1 singing, 4 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, leucistic Herring Gull, less than one hundred Common Gull left, very few Black-headed Gull left, 2 Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Worcester Park: m Blackcap (Bill & Janis Reid per Bob Smith)

Thursday 21st March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still base of antenna palace, Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Jackdaw, displaying Sparrowhawk, Meadow Pipit NE, 3 Gadwall 2m f, Little Grebe boating lake, {Peacock} (APOG Birders)
  • Beech Farm GP: m White Wagtail (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Black Park: Raven (G Ryder via Bucks BN)
  • Bowyer's Water: rh Smew still (Adam Wilson via Herts BD)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: 2 Little Egret, Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Brockley Cemetery: singing Blackcap (Conrad Ellam) 
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 3 Wheatear by reeds rest barn 1420 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Chislehurst Common: Firecrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Crossness LNR: 120+ Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Linnet, 14+ calling Cetti's Warbler, 40+ Wigeon, 50+ Eurasian Teal, 12+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Reed Bunting, 8+ singing Skylark, c5 Lapwing, 3 Pochard, 4+ Little Grebe, Little Egret, 20+ Gadwall, 1-2 Bearded Tit (Jack Headley, Patrick English et al)
  • Danson Park: 25 Egyptian Geese 23 n side & 2 s side (Harry Halstead)
  • Dulwich Park: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 6 Shoveler (Dave Clark)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: 3+ Red Kite, 2+ Chiffchaff, 30+ Fieldfare, 3+ Redwing, m Wheatear central mounds, 3+ Meadow Pipit, Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer midday (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Enfield Island Village: 3 Common Buzzard (Martin Shepherd)
  • Erith Reach "Riverfront": 150 Black-tailed Godwit mostly nr yacht club, 11 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck, 10 Eurasian Teal, 1 Linnet (Patrick English)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Chiffchaff h, 4 Song Thrush singing, 6 Siskin, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose & 4 yg, 3 Little Grebe 1 on nest, Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 10 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight); 2 Gadwall, 15 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 10 Coot, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Jackdaw, Wren, Blackbird, Dunnock, 1 Mute Swan on nest pm (Harry Halstead)
  • Gallions Reach: 2 Little Ringed Plover (Kevin McManus)
  • Grovelands Park: 1f Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Egyptian Goose, no sign of Mandarin Ducks perhaps nesting (Paul Collins)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: Cattle Egret, Red Kite, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Hooks Marsh: Treecreeper, Brambling (K Chaplin per Lee Valley Sightings blog)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 9 m Chiffchaff (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • King George V Res: f Wheatear, 3 Peregrine, 7 Common Buzzard, 6 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Cetti's Warbler, singing Chiffchaff, 1 Redshank, 2 Egyptian Goose, 12 Pied Wagtail, 7 Linnet, 20 Gadwall, 12 Eurasian Teal, 1 hybrid m possibly Tufted x Pochard (Tony Clancy, Geoff Crabtree); m Smew still s basin 1000, 6 Black-necked Grebe n basin 1105 ('birdernick1' tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Black-tailed Godwit briefly on grazing marsh then N, Redshank, m Blackcap singing, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 2 Water Pipit, 8 Common Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (WWT website); 1 Jack Snipe still, 1m Tufted x Pochard hybrid, 1f Goldeneye, 1m Mandarin sheltered lagoon, 3 Sand Martin (Martin Honey); Wheatear am (BirdGuides)
  • Mardyke, Stifford-Aveley; incl 2 Shelduck, 24 Gadwall, 39 Eurasian Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 22 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, 7 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Morden Cemetery: 2 Chiffchaff (Bob Smith)
  • Panshanger Park: incl Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, juv Peregrine, Raven, Redpoll (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Petts Wood: 1+ Firecrest (Ian Stewart)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 1w Glaucous Gull on raft nr sailing-club c/p but left 0945 (Jerry O'Brien via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Wheatear m 2f (Stan Brown et al per ELBF FB); incl 6 Common Buzzard, 5 March Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, 16 Curlew, Ruff, Jack Snipe, 21 Common Snipe, 9 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Water Pipit still, Scandinavian Rock Pipit (Howard Vaughan, Andy Reid, Tom Bell et al via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: m Wheatear on open spaces nr triangular pen 0555 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 m Wheatears north of Holly Lodge, 2 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • St James's Park: 3-4 singing Chiffchaff, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 15 Common Buzzard incl grp of 10 high NW, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Sparrowhawk displaying, 3 Kestrel (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: Short-eared Owl low over 06:45 (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Little Ringed Plover, m Scaup still, 4 Black-necked Grebe (Dave Morris per FJM); also Redshank causeway pm (Paul Watts tweet); 34 Goldeneye (Richard Haydon via Surrey BN)
  • Stanwell Moor: 5 Chiffchaff (Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 Blackcap [possibly the overwintering bird still], Great Spotted Woodpecker pr, 1 Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • Streatham Common: 2 singing Chiffchaffs (Peter Newmark)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley); also Kingfisher c18.15 (Ian Stewart)
  • Tooting Common: Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff (James Hudson)
  • Tottenham Cemetery: Woodcock flushed from patch of knotweed east of memorial gdn 13:45 (Jeremy Richardson)
  • Upper College Farm: Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 6 Chiffchaff h, 6 Skylark, Pheasant, 4 Song Thrush singing, 3 Linnet, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Heron over (Bernie Weight)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Sand Martin over canal by Leyton Marsh, 3 singing Chiffchaff LM/paddocks/Flood Relief Channel, 1 Little Egret FRC, 2 Kestrel LM [f] & Bomb Crater Field [m] (Alastair Dent); 4 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, House Sparrow (Jon Agar); Jackdaw rear paddock (JW Davies)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Scaup still (Jon Agar); m Brambling, 4 Reed Bunting 2m 2f, Chiffchaff in bushes by pylon betw Reservoirs 2 & 3 (Jan Dobbie)
  • Worcester Park: m Wheatear on horse fields (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 20th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still base of palace antenna, 2 Chiffchaff, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, Meadow Pipit, 4 Mute Swan 2pr, 5 Pied Wagtail, m Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, pr Gadwall, Little Grebe both on boating lake (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": Shelduck briefly then S, rh Smew still, Oystercatcher evg (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Bankside "SE1": Little Egret downriver 17.00 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Barnes Thames Path: singing Cetti's Warbler, singing Blackcap (Neil Anderson)
  • Barnet Playing Fields: Little Egret, 7 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 Sand Martin, 65 Meadow Pipit mainly NW, 1 Curlew, 1 Little Ringed Plover sound-recorded at night (Peter Alfrey and BFBG) pics/recordings here
  • Brent Reservoir: Red Kite over n marsh 11.28 (Andrew Verrall); Little Egret behind dam (Andrew Self)
  • Brook Farm/Wyatt's Farm Open Space EN5: Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Song Thrush incl nest-building pr (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: m Wheatear (Ian Magness per CFBW BG)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Spoonbill [seen earlier at Rainham] S 17.51, Red-legged Partridge along Thames Path, 2 Wheatear on landfill, 8+ Shelduck, 14 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 40+ Wigeon, 20+ Eurasian Teal, Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, f Marsh Harrier, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, c30 Redshank, 2 Curlew, odd-looking adult winter Black-headed Gull with no grey but standard black back-edge to wings, 4+ Yellow-legged Gull, 6+ singing Skylark, Water Pipit, 15+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, c50 Fieldfare, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3+ Reed Bunting (Ian Stewart)
  • Dulwich Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 10 Shoveler (Dave Clark)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: Little Ringed Plover arr'd 1230 (Tom Speller tweet)
  • Enfield Road - Jolly Farmers PH: m Grey Wagtail singing on roof (Robert Callf)
  • Enfield Lock: Peregrine W 13:00 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Farthing Downs: 2 Little Owls, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnets, 2 Yellowhammers (John & Carol Birkett)
  • Gallions Reach: Wheatear, Reed Bunting (Kevin McManus)
  • Greenford "R Brent TQ1481 (ringing visit)": f Sparrowhawk, f Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (Phil Belman)
  • Greenhill Gardens: 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, 2 Eurasian Teal, Willow Warbler (John Bushell)
  • Hampstead: Chiffchaff in song on Flask Walk 0800 (S. Tusa)
  • High Barnet Station: 2 Jackdaw, Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Honeydale Farm, Ruxley: 2+ singing Skylark, 15+ Meadow Pipit, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8+ Linnet (Jack Headley)
  • Lamorbey, Sidcup: Egyptian Goose flew over my garden 08.20 (Mike Amos)
  • Lee Valley Riding Centre: f Wheatear in back paddocks (Chris Farthing)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1m Wheatear, m Blackcap, 2 Shelduck, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Redshank, 3 Sand Martin high over scrape, 6 Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit still, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (WWT website); plus 1 Jack Snipe still, 1 Water Pipit, 1m Tufted x Pochard hybrid, 1 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin low over artificial nest bank (Martin Honey)
  • Mayflower Park: Chiffchaff (Bill & Janis Reid per Bob Smith)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Mute Swan over, Cormorant over [both patch firsts], Common Gull, 3 Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Cemetery: Chiffchaff (Bill and Janis Reid per Bob Smith)
  • Muswell Hill: 2 Little Egret low (Henry Wynn-Jones per Bob Watts)
  • Park Road NW4: 4 Mute Swan over [unusual for site], 10 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner "HA5": 3 Jay, Ring-necked Parakeet, 14 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Glaucous Gull 1w still, Wheatear, Brambling 1215 (Derek Barker via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Spoonbill [Ldn foy], Little Ringed Plover (RSPB via ELBF FB); 4 Wheatear, Water Pipit still (Andy Tweed); Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 1 Wheatear (Mike Foster)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank fr draper hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood CP: 4 Common Snipe, Reed Bunting (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Norwood Lake: incl Swallow till 0915 at least, 3m Chiffchaff (John Watson via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Common Buzzards incl 2 v pale low-flying immatures, Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, Pheasant, 10 Lapwing, Little Egret, 6 Reed Bunting, 6+ Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warblers, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 20+ Redwing, Goldeneye over (Nick Baker); 6 Water Pipit coming into s/p (Thomas Gibson)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Wheatear s basin causeway bank, 4+ Sand Martins through, 1 Scaup m still s basin [sw cnr] early am (Bob Warden per FJM); 2 Scaup m f, 6 Black-necked Grebe still s basin, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 60+ Pied Wagtail causeway evg (Tony Sweetland tweet)
  • Stanstead Innings: Bittern 0550, Raven over 0630 (Cath Patrick tweet)
  • Stave Hill: 2 Stock Dove, 2 Tufted Duck on globe pond, 1 Chiffchaff singing, Song Thrush, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Cadera)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker pr, 1 Pied Wagtail, no sign of overwintering Blackcap since Friday (Neil Batten)
  • Tooting Common: Blackcap singing, 4 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Meadow Pipit (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 7 Lapwing, 3 singing Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, 6 Rook, Common Buzzard, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Eurasian Teal, c40 Common Gull (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 7 Mandarin Duck 5m 2f, Common Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush incl 2 singing m, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest incl singing m, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, m Chaffinch singing (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl c100 Meadow Pipit thru (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm: Kestrel, 2 Skylark singing, 2+ Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff singing, 5 Lesser Redpoll on border of Foots Cray Meadows, Bullfinch (Ian Stewart)
  • Walthamstow Filter Beds: m Wheatear, 5 Fieldfares (Dan Barrett)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands "Lockwood 8.45-10am": 2 Green Sandpipers in relief channel, pr Eurasian Teal, 2 Wheatears m & new f, 2 Meadow Pipits W, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Lol Bodini); f Wheatear on east warwick, 15 Shelduck, 8 Goldeneye, Scaup, 3 Sand Martin, 30 Fieldfare (Chris Farthing)
  • Wanstead Flats: m Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler again alex scrub, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, 4 Skylark. 42 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, leucistic Herring Gull, Linnet, 2 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 2 Eurasian Teal, 3 Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Rob Sheldon)
  • Wanstead Park: Firecrest (Rob Sheldon)
  • Wimbledon Common: Blackcap singing edge of plain, Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing both memorial ride (Les Evans-Hill)

Tuesday 19th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Gadwall Wood Green Res m & a pr that flew to boating lake, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 m hybrid Tufted x Pochard, Little Grebe boating lake, {Brimstone} (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: rh Smew still fr gladwin hide 1630, 3 Red Kite 1700-1730 (Ray Facer via Herts BC); Yellow-legged Gull ad (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Barnes Thames Path: displaying pr Sparrowhawk (Neil Anderson)
  • Brampton Grove NW4: 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Blackcap m (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: Meadow Pipit over dump [Brent foy], 3 Cetti’s Warbler, m Reed Bunting, 15 Common Snipe, m Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 70+ Common Gull, Egyptian Goose, {Small Tortoiseshell} (Magnus Andersson)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Colney Heath: Water Rail in reeds at Pk Cnr ponds (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Crossness "Foreshore": 19 Redshank, c70 Gadwall, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Cormorant, 2 Lapwing, 56 Shelduck, Curlew, Grey Heron, Cetti's Warbler, c300 Eurasian Teal, c150 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness NR: 12 Cetti's Warbler, Green Sandpiper, 18 Wigeon, 2 Eurasian Teal, 16 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 10 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Bearded Tit, 5+ Reed Bunting, Skylark, Water Rail, Song Thrush, 3 Lapwing, 3 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, Pied Wagtail, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c120 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Crystal Palace Park: 2+ Chiffchaff singing (James Hudson)
  • Danson Park: 21 Egyptian Geese maybe a record count here (Chris Rose)
  • East India Dock NR: 2 Gadwall, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Cetti's Warbler, Redwing in copse (Paul Hyland)
  • Guy Lodge Farm: m Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail pr on stable roof, 18 Fieldfare, Redwing, 31+ Starling, 30+ Jackdaw (Robert Callf)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: Cattle Egret still (BirdGuides)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Common Buzzards drifted W over bowling green just after midday, 10 Meadow Pipits N, 2 alba Wagtails N (Pete Mantle)
  • Honor Oak Park "SE23": pr Dunnock gdn-1st (Paul Francis)
  • Lamorbey, Sidcup: 2 Egyptian Goose over houses (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: Redshank, 10 Common Snipe, 4 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit (WWT website); Cetti's Warbler (Dave Clark)
  • Morden Hall Park "area": Water Rail on R Wandle 0645 (Shaun Ferguson tweet)
  • Pinner "HA5": Green Woodpecker, 7 Goldfinch, Jackdaw [an increasingly common sight in the last couple of years] (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill NR: incl 7 Common Buzzard circling then 6SW, 4 Skylark 2 singing, f Stonechat, 29 Meadow Pipit, {Brimstone} (Isaiah Rowe tweet); "Also 10:00 to 11:00" 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 m Pheasant, 23 Common Gull on sports fields (Neil Batten)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Water Pipit, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Marsh Harriers skydancing and displaying together, Bearded Tit h, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Chiffchaff singing, Barn Owl, 3 Skylark singing & parachuting, Cetti's Warbler 2 seen & 18 h, 2 Ruff, 30 Common Snipe, {10 Common Lizards sunbathing on piece of wood nr Target Pool} (Eric Brown, Jim Butler); 5 Ruff, 6m Chiffchaff (David Smith per ELBF FB); 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Marsh Harrier, 8 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Bearded Tit (Howard Vaughan, Andy Tweed et al via ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: f Stonechat in triangular pen [nr area 36] 0640 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 2 m Wheatears Bog north of Holly Lodge (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • Southfields (Granville Raod): Blackcap singing in back gdn again and y'day, 1 Goldfinch gdn-1st (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Reservoir: f White Wagtail (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • Stanborough Lakes: Swallow, Grey Wagtail (John Coleman via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: 7 Goldeneye still, 6 Little Egret, 5m Chiffchaff (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC); incl Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “12.00-15.30 outgoing tide”: 5 Cetti's Warbler 4h, 1 Green Woodpecker h, 1 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier m, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat m, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 42 Gadwall river, 2 Shelduck river, 18 Eurasian Teal river, 28 Redshank river, 6 Turnstone river, 1 Curlew river, 1 Oystercatcher river, {8 Brimstone} (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Yellow-legged Gull main gp still pm (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Scaup still on No4, Common Buzzard, pr Sparrowhawk, pr Peregrine displaying, c10 Fieldfare along Coppermill Ln, 22 Little Egrets into roost (Terry Rawlins, David Bradshaw, Lol Bodini, Charlie Owens)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, no sign of Cetti's Warbler, 3 singing Skylark, 16 Meadow Pipit mostly N, 17 Greenfinch, 2 singing Song Thrush, 2 Little Owl, 3 Common Buzzard, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, 4 Gadwall, 2 Eurasian Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, some movement of Black-headed Gull E (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 Chiffchaff 2 singing, 2 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 20 Shoveler, 5 Eurasian Teal, 3 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Greenfinch, {small bat feeding in OSW} (Nick Croft)
  • Willows Farm: m Wheatear behind fishing lake on pig-field fenceposts TL186045 10:50 then dung heap 16:30 (Pete Waldron via Herts BC)
  • Woodford Green: m Blackcap, Tawny Owl calling 11.57am, 3 Starling high E [irregular here], m Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine m f foy, f Goshawk, 4 Common Buzzards all raptors drifting high W 11.35-12.53pm (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: m Wheatear on horse fields (Bob Smith)

Monday 18th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: m Gadwall WGR, singing Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 4+ Greenfinch, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, 5 Pochard 3m 2f on boating lake, 1w Black Redstart eastern end of palace (Bruce Carson)
  • Amwell NR: rh Smew Gt Hardmead L still (BirdGuides)
  • Banstead: 8 Common Buzzard over gdn 1340 incl 6NW (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 20 Shoveler, 26 Gadwall, 8 Eurasian Teal, 9 Pochard, 49 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 19 Redwing, 27 Fieldfare, Bullfinch (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Peregrine, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Covent Garden: Woodcock stranded on roof (Jodie Lewis tweet)
  • Crayford Marshes: Iceland Gull juv Serco evg (BirdGuides)
  • Dulwich: 2 Jackdaws on playing field by toll gate (William Marshall)
  • Elliot Road NW4: 2 Canada Goose over [unusual for site], 19 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Epping Long Green "TL437057": 6 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Skylark, 15+ Yellowhammer, {Hare} (Chris Baldwin)
  • Fairlop: Little Owl (James Palmer)
  • Firs Farm Wetlands: Red Kite circled then high S 11:02 (Katy McGilvray)
  • Greenhill Gardens: Red Kite drifting S (Clive Herbert)
  • Gunnersbury Triangle NR: Woodcock early-am (per Ldn WT tweet)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 1 Cattle Egret then low N towards Hooks Marsh 5.45pm, 1 Little Egret, pr Little Grebe, 4 Eurasian Teal, pr Shoveler (Davey Leach)
  • Kentish Town: Common Buzzard circling over KT train stn 1130 (Pete Mantle)
  • KGV Reservoir: m Wheatear still (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Lamorbey Park: no sign of m Mandarin 08.00-08-22, 4 Cormorant, 7 Tufted Duck, Green Woodpecker h, Nuthatch h (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe still, Common Sandpiper, 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 7 Common Snipe, 4 singing Chiffchaff (WWT website); Sand Martin, 6+ Chiffchaff (James Hudson)
  • Merton: no sign y'day's Yellow-browed Warbler 1210-1630 (per Surrey BN)
  • Morden Hall Park: Chiffchaff singing, Little Egret flew in at 2pm in trees till 3pm over river, pr Greenfinch, pr Egyptian Geese & 7 young, pr Kestrel mating, m House Sparrow near Deen City Farm (Michael Mac)
  • Oak Hill Woods NR: Chiffchaff singing foy (Clive Herbert)
  • Panshanger Park: incl 1+ Little Egret, 20+ Common Snipe, 10+ Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pinner "HA5": Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, Grey Heron scouting gdns for ponds (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 22 Golden Plover (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Oystercatcher, Mediterranean Gull, Chiffchaff (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: Little Egret S over Coombe Ln 1330 (Paula Redmond)
  • Ruislip Lido: 3-4 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Egyptian Goose m 2f, ground-nesting Grey Heron, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Little Grebe pr & 1 calling, Common Buzzard, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, pr Black-headed Gulls displaying on tern_raft (Martin Smith)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: incl 6 Shelduck fr gadwall_hide, Redshank fr draper hide, 5m Chiffchaff (Allan Meadows via Herts BC); pr Bullfinch nr water_vole cnr 1110 (Emily Leonard tweet); also incl 2 Common Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher (Mike Dent per ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • St Mary Cray BR5: 1-2 Common Buzzard circling over Chipperfield Rd c8:00 (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 Goosander relief channel 1130 (Maureen Lead per Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Tooting Common: 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Sparrowhawk (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 2 Green Sandpiper fishing lake & north pit (Steven Pearce via Herts BC); White Wagtail in field by willows fm lake, c100 Linnet willows fm (Steve Blake via Herts BC); Yellow-legged Gull 2w main gp pm (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Walthamstow FB: m Wheatear 0830 (Dan Barrett tweet)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Wheatear, Stock Dove on Lockwood 1020 (Quentin Given); Peregrine, 8 Meadow Pipit W, Scaup still No4, 9 Goldeneye across Reservoirs (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 30 Meadow Pipit mostly NW & 2 singing birds on territory, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Skylark 3 singing, 18+ Greenfinch 4 display-flighting, 2 Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler again Alex scrub, Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap possibly our first returning bird, 3 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, singing Stock Dove, 1c Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Gadwall, 4 Eurasian Teal, 3 Little Grebe, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, m Kestrel, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Red-crested Pochard, Water Rail, Common Snipe, 7 Eurasian Teal, Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap (Chris Farthing)

Sunday 17th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: singing Blackcap foy (Bruce Carson); Common Buzzard slowly W fighting wind and intense crow-mob 09.30 (Jonathan Cooke); 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher (Sam Jones)
  • Amwell NR: Swallow thru early-am (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe fr main hide still, 16 Common Snipe, 3 Greylag Geese, Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Kestrel, 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 66 Common Gull, Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Broadwater Lake: 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Cetti’s Warbler calling, 200+ Tufted Duck, 8 Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 60+ Wigeon, 40+ Pochard, 20+ Shoveler, colony of breeding Cormorants, nesting pr of Grey Herons, 6 Great Crested Grebe (Nigel Barratt)
  • Brookmill Park: Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Cely Woods: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB)
  • Clapham Junction (round back houses near Lidl): 15 House Sparrows (Michael Mac)
  • Coombe/Beverley Mead: Woodcock in flight (Les Evans-Hill)
  • Crossness NR: m Wheatear lagoon field 1020 at least (Chris White & Michael Edwards tweets)
  • Crouch End "N8": Blackcap singing (Sam Jones)
  • Dungeon Hill: Skylark singing, Yellowhammer singing (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still 1030 (BirdGuides)
  • Hyde Park: Grey Heron feeding 3 nearly full-grown yg on nest (Ralph Hancock's blog)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff am (Shaun Harvey tweet); also incl 6 Lapwing, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 25 Linnet, 6 Reed Bunting (Paul Hawkins, Dave McGough et al per ELBF FB)
  • KGV Reservoir: ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD low W toward Enfield/Trent Pk 1110. 'Distinctly lighter plumage overall w/ dark carpals & tail band and white in mid-tail. Gliding on flattish wings.', m Wheatear 0850 (Neville Smith tweets)
  • Lamorbey Park: m Mandarin lower lake [2nd or 3rd site record] (Ian Stewart)
  • London Wetland Centre: Swallow wader scrape 1030, 2 Jack Snipe still, 7 Sand Martin, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Water Pipit still, Redwing, 3 singing Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR: Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Common Snipe (Alex Liddle tweet)
  • Margravine Cemetery: Red Kite W then S 09:52, Chiffchaff, Redwing, pr Nuthatch nest-building (Nathalie Mahieu, Ruth Savery, John Boorman, Sarah Taylor, Will Hurt)
  • Merton: Yellow-browed Warbler by Windsor Ave at entrance to Deen City Fm in scrub by R Wandle till 0930 at least (BirdGuides)
  • Morden Hall Park: Grey Plover high NW calling 0640, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Brambling (Steven Patmore via Surrey BN); also incl 4 Eurasian Teal, 3 Common Snipe, displaying Kestrel, 2m Chiffchaff (Arjun Dutta tweet)
  • Navestock Heath: Barn Owl [personal patch tick] hunting 5pm (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS)
  • Pimlico (Inner London): 60 House Sparrows in same area, but all external nests in small pyracantha hedge have now gone reason? - 2 in/at nest box in a tree (Michael Mac)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 1w Glaucous Gull again n bank 400m west of c/p 0810, Wheatear 0820 (Peter Newbound via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: Red Kite W over landfill 0920 (Jonathan Wasse tweet); Spotted Redshank [Ldn foy] purfleet scrape 1245 (Patrick Hart et al per ELBF FB/BirdGuides); m Wheatear on path to landfill viewpoint 1330 (Ian Bradshaw/BirdGuides); also incl 52 Shelduck, 168 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 446 Wigeon, 18 Pintail, 13 Pochard, 21 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier 3m 2f, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 43 Lapwing, 13 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 48 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 24 Redshank, ad Mediterranean Gull, Barn Owl, 2 Kingfisher, Peregrine, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Alan Shearman, Jonathan Wasse per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: m Wheatear football pitches early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite (J.Wilczur); Redwing in bush next to Kingston Gate c/p (P Davies)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 8+ Common Snipe, Common Buzzard, 6+ Lapwing (Jack Headley)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Raven high SE 09:42 rolled and called twice, 3 Common Buzzard, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 4 Shoveler, Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Fieldfare, Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup m still s basin [sw cnr], 5 Black-necked Grebe still, Little Ringed Plover, 2+ Sand Martin am (Dave Carlsson tweet)
  • Stapleford Tawney "Tawney Ln": Tawny Owl, pr Little Owl 6pm (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS)
  • Stocker's Lake: 1 Mediterranean Gull 2cy, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 3+ Goldeneye (Michael Robinson); pr Goosander briefly 1730 (David Hubbard via Herts BC)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Common Gull, 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Swanscombe Marsh “Botany Marsh 9.30-11.00”: 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Cetti's Warbler h, 1 Kestrel, 9 Greylag Goose (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Little Grebe, 1+ Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP "North": incl 2 Common Buzzard, 100 Jackdaw, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch am (Andrew Stroud via EBwS BN)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Redshank main gp 1310 (Rupert Evershed tweet); Sand Martin fishing lake (per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Sand Martin (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Wanstead Flats: Cetti's Warbler h in brambles east of Alex c8am (Marco Johnson); m Wheatear 0845 (Tony Brown per WB/James Heal tweets); 3 singing Chiffchaff, 10+ Meadow Pipit W, 4 Skylark, 10 Gadwall, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 3 singing Chiffchaff, 5 Chaffinch, 10 Eurasian Teal, 20+ Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel (Nick Croft)

Saturday 16th March 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR: rh Smew Gt Hardmead L still (William Bishop via Herts BC)
  • Beckton STW: Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, pr Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, Black Redstart on private section, 7 Grey Wagtail, 14 Linnet am (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe fr main hide 08:40, 15 Common Snipe, Little Egret behind dam, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 10+ Redwing, Reed Bunting, 2 Skylark (Ian R Watson)
  • Capel Manor Gardens EN1: Common Gull, 3 Ring-necked Pheasant, 64 Jackdaw, 2 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Chislehurst: m Mandarin still, 2 Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Galley Lane EN5: 6 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Golders Hill Park: 16+ Redwing (James Levy)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: Cattle Egret still (BirdGuides)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Meadow Pipit 2N 0630 & 1 briefly on ground on parliament hill (Matt Evans)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail [incl pr mating], 1f Goldeneye sheltered lagoon, Bittern still reservoir lagoon [w cnr], 2 Chiffchaff (WWT website); 7 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe still wader scrape, 1m hybrid Tufted x Pochard, 1 Water Pipit still, 1 Redshank (Martin Honey et al.); also ad Mediterranean Gull briefly am (Oscar Dewhurst)
  • Olympic Park: 10 Gadwall, 1 Cetti's Warbler h (Roger Keith)
  • Penn Road Gardens Islington N7: pr Mistle Thrushes over calling 1430 very rare in Holloway (Shane Enright)
  • Poor's Field: c30 Redpoll, 4 Redwing, 4 singing Chiffchaff (Michael Robinson)
  • Rainham Marshes: 15+ Pintail, 30+ Common Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 1-2 Curlew, 2+ Marsh Harrier, 3 Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, 3 Water Pipit, m Stonechat, m Northern Wheatear [Ldn foy] (Simon Papps & Simon Satchell)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 4 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • South Norwood CP: Kingfisher (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Redshank east pool still 1005 (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley: 200 Common Gull, 1 Red Kite, 6 Rook, 50 Jackdaw, 20 Stock Dove, 2 Lapwing (Tony Clancy)
  • Trent Park: 2 Jackdaw, Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Redwing front paddock (Jon Agar)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup on no4 still, 5 Goldeneye 2 on high maynard & 3 on no5 (David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: Fieldfare, Skylark, 5 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Whitewebbs Park: 3 Mandarin, 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)

Friday 15th March 2019Edit

  • Amwell NR: rh Smew Gt Hardmead L still (BirdGuides); also 3 Goldeneye m 2f [GH Lake] (Stuart Fox via Herts BC)
  • Belmont Open Space: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (Bob Husband)
  • Bushy Park: Chiffchaff (Ian R Watson)
  • Connaught Water: Tawny Owl calling 10am just north of lake (J-P Elmes)
  • Cornmill Meadows: Cattle Egret [my first at this site], 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 20+ Wigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Redwing (Simon Papps)
  • Crossness NR: m Penduline Tit still on reed mace to R of viewing screen 1520 (BirdGuides)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher, 10 Pied Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Gadwall 1m 2f, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Egyptian Goose & 4 yg, 2 Mute Swan (Bernie Weight)
  • Golders Hill Park: pr Egyptian Goose w/ 5yg which reportedly emerged yesterday this being second year they have hatched yg here (James Levy)
  • Haddon Grove, Sidcup: 2 Grey Wagtail (Eric Brown)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: Cattle Egret, Little Egret, 3 Goosander [red-heads on adj horsemill stream], Kingfisher, singing Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Siskin (Simon Papps)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret again on the ground by river bank 08:42 (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 4 Shelduck, Jack Snipe scrape still, 820 Black-headed Gull, 240 Herring Gull incl 2 argentatus, 56 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Orpington Boating Pond: pr Egyptian Goose, 2 Greylag Goose (Jack Headley)
  • Pinner "HA5": Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 8 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 5 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 7 Curlew, Ruff, 28 Common Snipe, 2m Chiffchaff, Water Pipit still, pr Greenfinch (Patrick Hart, Russell Sherriff, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: pr Stock Dove [1st record of more than 1] fdg w Woodpigeons, 13 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 pr Jackdaw [recent colonist here] 1 collecting twigs, 9 Greenfinch [highest total for couple of years] (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • Richmond Park: 8 Cormorant incl three birds at two nests which would be the first breeding record for the Park, 120+ Common Gull, 270+ Black-headed Gull (J.Wilczur); Sand Martin, Redpoll, Pied Wagtail, pr Grey Wagtail (P.Redmond); Peregrine (C.Williams)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Jackdaw [an uncommon visitor here but up to two birds have been in the Park this month], 4 Redwing briefly, Blackcap singing at Spencer Hse in nearby Green Pk (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: no sign 1w Caspian Gull, but roost incl 300+ Black-headed Gull, 200+ Herring Gull, 3+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, also 500+ Jackdaw, 2+ Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe c18:00 (Jack Headley)
  • Sidcup: Peregrine (Patrick English)
  • South Lodge Farm: 16 Pied Wagtail, 4 m Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, m Lesser Redpoll (Robert Callf)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": overwintering Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "9.30-12.30 outgoing tide": 1 Raven, 2 Marsh Harrier, 18 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 5 Water Rail h, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker h, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Grey Heron incl pr on nest w/ yg, 5 Little Grebe, 9 Coot, 1 Pochard m, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet h, 3 Tufted Duck 3m 1f, ad Yellow-legged Gull river, 18 Gadwall river, 3 Eurasian Teal river, 2 Oystercatcher, {1 Common Carder Bumble Bee} (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, c2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ Kingfisher, Water Rail, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, 1+ Redwing, 7+ Tufted Duck (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP "North": incl Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Andrew Cox via EBwS BN)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 2 Lapwing, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff 2 singing, Reed Bunting singing, 8 Rook, c60 Starling, c170 Jackdaw, 10 Eurasian Teal, 2 Coot (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 11 Mandarin Duck 7m 4f, 2 Common Pochard m f, 2 Tufted Duck m f, Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff singing m, 4 Goldcrest 3 singing, 4 Coal Tit 2 singing, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper 1 singing, 14+ Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Scaup still no4 res 1145 (BirdGuides)

Thursday 14th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1st yr Black Redstart around s face brickwork/parapets of palace still 16.45hrs [Adrian Mole)
  • Barnet Road EN5: Rook (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Common Lane WD7: 2 Stock Dove (Toby Mylett)
  • Elstree Aerodrome: 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Godstone SPs: 174 Common Gull in nearby sheep field 1030 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Grand Union Canal, Halfpenny Bridge: 1 Red-crested Pochard m (Charlie Farrell)
  • Grand Union Canal, Westbourne Park: Grey Wagtail (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff (John Bushell & Conrad Ellam)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret fr snipe_hide 1010 (Andy Holmes via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe still fromfrHogg Lane viewpt, Great Black-backed Gull, 2+ Ring-necked Parakeet, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Letchmore Heath Ponds: Common Buzzard, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, Stock Dove, Meadow Pipit nearby (Toby Mylett)
  • London Wetland Centre: Iceland Gull 2cy new bird grazing-marsh 0900, Bittern still, Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Jack Snipe still, 4 Common Snipe, singing Chiffchaff (WWT website); 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Pintail, 3 singing Chiffchaff around sheltered lagoon, pr Mandarin by Explore feeders (Martin Honey)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, Coal Tit, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 6 Little Egret (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Mediterranean Gull s/p fr tyler hide 1700 (Mathew Bournat via Twitter/Kent OS)
  • Southfields (Granville Road): f Blackcap fdr the first this winter (Martin Honey)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit still 1530 (BirdGuides)
  • Stirling Way WD6: Stock Dove (Toby Mylett)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Little Grebe, c2 Lesser Black-backed Gull over, calling Chiffchaff, calling Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 6 Northern Shoveler 3m 3f carr's basin, 3 Tufted Duck m 2f, 25 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush pr (Robert Callf)
  • Trent Park: 9 Mandarin Duck 6m 3f, 2 Eurasian Teal pr upper lake, 2 Common Pochard m f, 2 Tufted Duck m f, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff singing m nr Ride Wood, 2 Coal Tit Water Gdn on fdrs, 5+ Nuthatch incl pr (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Red Kite W (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Woodford Green: 4+ singing Blackcap, Grey Wagtail over, Little Egret over, 2m Brambling, several sightings of 2+ f Sparrowhawk (Ken Murray)

Wednesday 13th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, m Gadwall, Little Grebe, 5 Pochard, 6 Greenfinch, Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR "Gt Hardmead L": Water Rail, Sand Martin fr viewpt (Jenny Sherwen tweet); m Goldeneye, Raven (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: 2 Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler (Toby Mylett)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Conrad Ellam)
  • Church Terrace NW4: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Clapham "Manor St": Peregrine SSW 1730 (Ollie Stone-Lee)
  • Connaught Water: 2 Brambling (Rob Sheldon)
  • Feltham: Peregrine circling & gliding 100m above Lidl 1530 (Mike Foster)
  • Greenford: f Peregrine with struggling Feral Pigeon in its talons that wriggled free & dropped like a stone into allotments below 06.45 (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk m, Pied Wagtail foy, Reed Bunting m (John Bushell)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe pr displaying, Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Greylag Goose pr, m Egyptian Goose, 6 Mandarin Duck 4m 2f, m Northern Shoveler, f Common Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck 8m 8f, f Smew of doubtful origin, 23 Coot, 6 Common Gull five ad & one 1w w/ white darvic ring, 12 Stock Dove incl displaying birds, m Pied Wagtail, m Nuthatch, Jay, 13 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: singing Chiffchaff at Hedge 2 am (Pete Mantle)
  • Hayes Hill Farm: 3 White-fronted Goose still w/ Greylags in field east of Fm 1300 (Andrew Jewels via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret on ground by river bank 08:45 (Neil Batten)
  • Leyton Flats "Snaresbrook CC": Firecrest, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Shoveler, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern still lagoon [w shore], Dunlin marsh [e side], 14 Fieldfare W, Water Pipit still marsh/main lake [fenceline] (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: Red Kite SW 1420 (Danny Ramsay per Bob Smith)
  • Northolt "UB5": 7 Greenfinch on gdn fdr first sightings for a year plus (Waspurs)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite, 7 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, Coal Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 20 Black-headed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rye Meads NR "HMWT reedbed": Bittern over to roost in front of viewpt 1750, Woodcock over at dusk, Peregrine over, 4+ Cetti's Warbler singing, Chiffchaff (Allan Meadows/Herts BN tweets)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sanderstead: Brambling calling from Briton Hill Rd gdn (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Redshank east pool 0910 (Lee Ridley tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Scaup still, 3+ Black-necked Grebe s basin [sw cnr] (Paul Watts tweet)
  • Stave Hill: 1 Chiffchaff singing pm (John Cadera)
  • Wanstead Flats: Red Kite W, Sparrowhawk, 6 Skylark 4 singing, Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 12 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, singing Stock Dove (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 singing Chiffchaff, 30 Shoveler, 12 Eurasian Teal, 3 Gadwall, Little Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Water Rail, Common Snipe, Eurasian Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: Red Kite over 8.09am yr-8th (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 12th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Meadow Pipit, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 4+ Redwing, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Blackfriars Pier: 1 Grey Heron c1620 sitting on top of pier (Manuel Lovell)
  • Brooklands Lakes: 3 Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, 2 Sand Martin, 4 Grey Wagtail 2pr, pr Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff (Patrick English)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park: 2 Cormorant, 10+ Canada Goose incl one w metal ring '5281342', 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 14 Tufted Duck 8m 6f, 15 Coot, 25 Ring-necked Parakeet 17:45, m Pied Wagtail, Dunnock singing, Song Thrush singing, 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, f Chaffinch, Greenfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Crossness "Thames Foreshore": 67 Shelduck, c135 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, c110 Gadwall, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 35 Cormorant, 6 Wigeon, 11 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, c50 Dunlin, Cetti's Warbler, c400 Eurasian Teal, c300 Black-headed Gull (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness NR: 36 Wigeon, 18 Gadwall, 2 Kestrel, 6 Shoveler, 7 Lapwing, 10 Fieldfare, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pheasant, Reed Bunting, Skylark, 12 Pochard, Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Pied Wagtail, 19 Shelduck, 8 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c150 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, c100 Starling (Bernie Weight)
  • Deptford Creek "Laban Centre": 2 Shelduck (Mike Paice)
  • Leyton Flats "Snaresbrook CC": Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Gadwall (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, 4 Common Snipe, Kestrel s route, Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Mill Hill East Station: 2 Common Gull, 3 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Panshanger Park: Osprey carrying fish caught in R Mimram into Pk c4pm (Sarajane Marchant tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: 73 Black-tailed Godwit late-pm (per Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog)
  • Rammey Marsh "no lake access": Yellow-browed Warbler by fishing lake pm (BirdGuides)
  • Richmond Park: Meadow Pipit, 2 Red-crested Pochard pr, 3 Woodcock (P. Redmond); Woodcock 6:30pm (P Davies)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Goosander, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, 11 Pied Wagtail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Caspian Gull 1w in roost fr tyler hide 1700 (Mathew Bournat via Twitter/Herts BC)
  • Silvermeade, Broxbourne: Water Rail in ditch along towpath 1410 (Andy Holmes via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: 2 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": overwintering singing Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Common Gull, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Verulamium Park: 3 Little Egret, pr Grey Wagtail (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Watford: calling Waxwing NE over Riverside RG TQ110952 toward town centre 1030, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit over am (Ian Bennell via Twitter/BirdGuides)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Sand Martin, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Snipe, 2 Eurasian Teal, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Monday 11th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart southern terrace palace bldg, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 6+ Redwing, 3 Pochard, Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit still channel reeds fr screen TQ491801 14:55 (BirdGuides)
  • Darlands Nature Reserve: Barn Owl over meadow and into woodlands nr folly brook 17.15 (Dianne Murphy)
  • Enfield "Lawn Tennis Club": 2 Nuthatch calling in trees close to main road 15:30, 4 Coal Tit calling from various gdns close by (Martin Shepherd)
  • Forty Hall CP: 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Greylag Goose pr, 59 Black-headed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Coal Tit singing, 3 Nuthatch 2m f, Treecreeper singing, 2 Jay, 8 Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Greenhill Gardens: 30 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull regular pr & interloper, 5 Tufted Duck 3m 2f, {frogs spawning, Red-eared Terrapin} (Bob Husband)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1+ Black-necked Grebe still fr Hogg Ln viewing platform [restricted view] (Simon West via Herts BC)
  • Leyton Flats "Snaresbrook CC": 3 Nuthatch, 2 singing Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, pr of very tame Egyptian Geese (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern still, Jack Snipe still, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Water Pipit still, Goldeneye, 3 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 3 singing Greenfinch, 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove flew into trees (Alastair Dent)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine, Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite, Coal Tit, Redwing, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 1 Sand Martin over 08:15, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, Barn Owl, 1 Ruff, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 2 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 6 Redwing (John & Janet Cadera); 4 Marsh Harrier, Ruff (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: m Pied Wagtail (P. Redmond)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: pr Shelduck fr draper hide, Green Sandpiper fr gadwall_hide, Chiffchaff (Allan Meadow via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood (Kings Road): 2 Mistle Thrush (JW)
  • Staines Moor: Water Pipit still (BirdGuides)
  • Staines Reservoir: 8 Black-necked Grebe s basin w edge late-aft (Paul Watts tweet); Scaup still s basin sw cnr (BirdGuides)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • The Brook BR5: 2+ Little Grebe, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl c100 Linnet in field nr fishing lake (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still, 4 Goldeneye on No 5 (David Bradshaw, Paul Whiteman)
  • West Ham Station: ad Caspian Gull landed 1m from us on platform 8 and tucked into a scrap of chicken bone 08:35 (John & Janet Cadera)
  • Woodford Green: f Brambling imaged 8am, Redwing, Red Kite over 9.29am yr-6th [normally 2-3 sightings per annum], Sparrowhawk over 9.59am, m Blackcap 10.23am (Ken Murray)

Sunday 10th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still at east end of southern terrace, m Gadwall Wood Green Res, 20+ Redwing (APOG Birders); 2 Common Gull, Little Grebe, small flock of Greenfinch boating lake (Eduardo López Salas)
  • Amwell NR: 4 Goldeneye, Smew rh Great Hardmead Lake s end by island still, Raven S early-am (William Bishop via Herts BC/Twitter)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 2 ad Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Jack Snipe, 8 Water Pipit (Peter Alfrey) pics here
  • Bowyer's Water: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff singing, 6 Great Crested Grebe incl displaying pr, 2 Pochard, {2 Chinese Muntjac} (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brent Reservoir: 15 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting, Green Sandpiper (Simon Worsfold & Andrew Self)
  • Broomfield Park: Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f, 3 Red-crested Pochard 2m f [Site tick and my first in the Enfield area for 25 yrs], 15 Tufted Duck 7m 8f, 59 Black-headed Gull, Coal Tit singing, singing Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Little Egret, 7 Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush (Ian R Watson)
  • Chislehurst: m Mandarin Prickend Pond (Richard Bonser)
  • Coldfall Wood: 50 Chaffinch in single species flock (Francis O'Sullivan)
  • Erith Pier: 1w Yellow-legged Gull (Richard Bonser)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard displaying, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing, 4 Little Grebe, {1 Red Fox failing to kill a Canada Goose that it caught, 4 Chinese Muntjac} (Charlie Farrell); Cattle Egret still 1.30pm (Simon Bradley)
  • Holland Park: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: no sign Black-throated Diver 1450 after 35-day stay (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: 3 White-fronted Goose still (Lol Cumming tweet)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat at last (David Jeffreys); 6 Common Gull, Common Buzzard, 2 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Kittiwake ad am (Dave Harris per Surrey BN); also Little Gull (Chris Turner tweet)
  • Kensington Gardens: 4 Mandarin Duck, 5 Gadwall, Cetti's Warbler singing, Chiffchaff singing briefly (Des McKenzie tweet); Bar-headed Goose [full-winged escapee from St James's Park], 2 Shoveler, 5 Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • KGV Res: 4 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Shelduck (Andrew Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, 3 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit, Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, Common Buzzard in wildside then E pm (WWT website)
  • Pinner "Lloyd Court": 2+ Tawny Owls still noisily sorting their differences (Richard Francis)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite (Steve Woolfenden)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Eurasian Teal, 3 Pheasant, 3 Skylark, Meadow Pipit (Nigel Dodd)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still, pr Goosander, 4 Shelduck (Allan Stewart)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Common Gull, Chiffchaff, f Stonechat grassland, f Reed Bunting (Paul Thomas tweet)
  • Yeading Brook Meadows: Little Egret, Grey Heron, singing Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, 30 Common Gull, 30 Fieldfare (Nigel Dodd)

Saturday 9th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite, Linnet, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, m Aythya hybrid, Little Grebe boating lake (APOG Birders); midday Black Redstart still at base of antenna and on Palace building (Andrew Peel)
  • Amwell GP: 1 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 3cy (Adam Wilson); Smew rh Gt Hardmead L still (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Beckton STW "no public access": 56 Gadwall, 400+ Eurasian Teal, Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 37 Redshank, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Grey Wagtail (Dave Morrison tweet)
  • Bowyer's Water: Smew rh still (per Herts BN tweet)
  • Boxer's Lake: 6 Grey Heron 5 occupied nests w/ 4 birds sitting, ad Egyptian Goose & 8 yg, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m f, 8 Tufted Duck 5m 3f, 100+ Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brent Reservoir: Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 25 Common Snipe, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, Little Egret (Magnus Andersson, Roy Beddard)
  • Cheshunt: 3 Brambling, f Blackcap (Adam Wilson)
  • Copped Hall: f Pallid/Montagu's Harrier [later re-ID'd as Hen Harrier] seen briefly very orange w/ ring tail (J-P Elmes)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit called via the reserve and flew over to the left side of the shield into the reeds 09.40, also Peregrine, Curlew, c40 Dunlin (Simon Worsfold)
  • Finchley Lane NW4: Tawny Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret still, Little Egret, 2 Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff (Mark Gregory via Essex BwS)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: Little Egret, Cormorant, Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver still, Little Egret, 8 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 10 Bullfinch (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: Stonechat still at meadow, Cetti's Warbler (Frank Nugent)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, 4 Common Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website); also 2 Jack Snipe, Sand Martin (per Surrey BN)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Meadow Pipit (Toby Mylett)
  • Oakwood Park: 10+ Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, {Orange/Light Orange Underwing} (Robert Callf)
  • Palmers Green "Eaton Park Road, N13": Red Kite blown N 11:20am (Katy McGilvray)
  • Pinner "HA5": 7 Redwing, 2 Coal Tit, Goldcrest (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: Glaucous Gull juv still landfill fr riverside path 1120 (Jonathan Wasse tweet); 43 Shelduck, 120 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 353 Wigeon, 24 Pintail, 293 Eurasian Teal, 14 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 223 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 24 Common Snipe, 43 Redshank, 2 Kestrel, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Redwing (Alan Shearman et al per ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: Sparrowhawk, c30 Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: Red Kite (S.Woolfenden); 129 Common Gull, Pied Wagtail (N.Anderson)
  • St James's Park: dead Tawny Owl chick (Mark Fairless); Tawny Owl f & remaining chick still c1pm (Twitter); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Thamesmead: Yellow-legged Gull 3w off Princess Alice Way (Richard Bonser)
  • Tottenham Court Road: Peregrine Falcon , near Warren Street tube, flying south, 17:45
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: pr Goosander, m Scaup, 3 Sand Martins (Lol Bodini, Terry Rawlins)
  • Wimbledon: 3000+ Jackdaw SE, 230+ Crow SE (Hugh Nicholson tweet)
  • Winchmore Hill: {Camberwell Beauty rail stn 1205} (BirdGuides)

Friday 8th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still base of antenna palace building, f Stonechat perimeter cricket pitches yr-3rd, m Aythya hybrid, Little Grebe, 10 Pochard, 6 Common Gull boating lake, 10+ Redwing, Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 38 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 12 Eurasian Teal, 11 Pochard, 85 Tufted Duck, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, Tawny Owl, 3 Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler [Ldn foy] singing, 12 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 10 Fieldfare, 37 Redwing, 5 Linnet, 8 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: Redshank foy, 25 Common Snipe, 3m Cetti’s Warbler singing, Peregrine W 09:21, Redwing, Mistle Thrush [poss foy], Chiffchaff singing (Magnus Andersson)
  • Brentford: Kingfisher flew in and perched on twig extending above gdn wall by Upper Butts road (Michael Robinson)
  • Essendon: Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, c110 Fieldfare, Lesser Redpoll (per Herts BC)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: Kingfisher (Eric Brown)
  • Greenhill Gardens: 51 Black-headed Gull, pr Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove singing, no sign of Mediterranean Gull by 13.30 (Bob Husband)
  • Grovelands Park: Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe incl pr displaying, 2 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan pr, 2 Greylag Goose pr, m Egyptian Goose, 16 Mandarin Duck 11m 5f, f Common Pochard, f Smew of doubtful origin, 38 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull three ad & two 2w, 5+ Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Grey Wagtail, Redwing, 3 Goldcrest incl singing m, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 13 Starling, 21 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Cetti's Warbler (Simon Papps)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail feeding behind reeds Stock Pond 1700-1730 (Allan Stewart); 5 Redwing s boundary of Kenwood (James Levy)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1w Little Gull fr Hogg Ln viewing platform pm (BirdGuides); 2 Black-necked Grebe fr platform (Geoff Young via Herts BC)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat still in meadow (Neil Anderson/Dave Jordan)
  • Kensington Gardens: singing Cetti's Warbler (Neil Anderson)
  • Kings Wood: Marsh Tit (John Kirby per Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Peregrine, 4 Common Snipe, Water Pipit, 12 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting (Debbie Baker & Conrad Ellam); also 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, 3 Bittern, 2 Water Rail, 3 Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff (WWT)
  • Panshanger Park: Peregrine, 2 Raven (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pinner "HA5": 8 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch, Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker, 20+ Black-headed Gull (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill "vismig 0600-0800": incl 10 Black-headed Gull NE, f Stonechat site-foy WNW 0640, 2 Pied Wagtail WNW/W, Meadow Pipit NW, later Common Buzzard foy SSW 1055, Kestrel WNW, 2 Meadow Pipit NW/W, 2 Siskin S (Twitter)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Mediterranean Gull s/p 0905, Glaucous Gull 1w still on pontoon 0850-1055 at least (Derek Barker via Berks BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl 30 Pintail, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 13 Curlew, 7 Dunlin, 20 Common Snipe (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, 2 Jackdaw (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit still, f Stonechat, Peregrine, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, singing Chiffchaff, 5+ singing Skylark, Redshank, pr Little Grebe - 48 species recorded (Alex Massey)
  • Staines Reservoir: m Scaup still s basin sw cnr, 9 Black-necked Grebe [most now in s/p], 12+ Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck (Alex Massey)
  • Stanstead Abbotts: Raven (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Stocker's Lake: incl 2 Little Egret, 2 Red Kite (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 Blackcap still (Neil Batten)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "09.30-13.30": 22 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting m, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Raven, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Cetti's Warbler 3h, 10 Stonechat 2m, 2 Shelduck river, 5 Eurasian Teal river, 14 Gadwall river, 61 Redshank river, 5 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin river (Roger Keith)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 15 Lapwing, singing Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 8 Rook, Bullfinch, 6 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, c300 Common Gull, c100 Black-headed Gull, 5 Eurasian Teal (John Colmans)
  • Upper College Farm: Song Thrush, Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Linnet (Eric Brown)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Cattle Egret N over banbury res c7am, pr Goosander in relief channel, 2 singing Chiffchaff (Stuart Fisher); Common Buzzard N over lockwood 10.30, pr Goldeneye high maynard (Lol Bodini) Scaup on no4, Oystercatcher on east warwick (David Bradshaw, Jamie Partridge)
  • Wandsworth Common: Marsh Tit am (Peter White tweet)

Thursday 7th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Chiffchaff, 8 Pochard, 20+ Redwing, Kingfisher (APOG Birders)
  • Arrandene Open Space NW7: 2 Common Gull, 6 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Barnet Playing Fields, EN5: 38 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Jackdaw, no sign of Mediterranean Gull by 10.30 (Bob Husband)
  • Bowyer's Water: rh Smew, 6 Pochard, 50+ Tufted Duck, Little Egret, 3 Chiffchaff (Simon Papps)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Little Egret, Lesser Redpoll (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: 25 Common Snipe, Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler (Steve Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Greenhill Gardens: 14 Tufted Duck 7pr, 54 Black-headed Gull, pr Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove singing, Siskin singing, no sign of Mediterranean Gull by 11.00 (Bob Husband)
  • Grovelands Park: the f Smew 'of questionable origin' showing well on lakeside, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, 14 Mandarin (Paul Collins)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret midday, 12+ Eurasian Teal, 4 Goosander on adj horsemill stream, Common Snipe, 3 Red Kite, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush (Simon Papps)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver still (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat still (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • King George V Res: ad sum Black-necked Grebe till 11.30 then flew to Girling res, m Smew still, 7 Goldeneye s basin (Ian Lycett)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Common Buzzard ne (Neil Batten)
  • Lloyd Park, Walthamstow: m Red-crested Pochard (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Pintail, 11 Common Snipe, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Water Pipit (WWT website); Jack Snipe still wader scrape 1515 (Martin Wright via Surrey BN)
  • Milespit Hill Pond NW7: Common Buzzard (Toby Mylett)
  • Pinner "HA5": Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, 4 Redwing, 4 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill NR: Common Buzzard W, 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Pymmes Park: 3 Little Grebe incl pr, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall pr, 23 Tufted Duck 14m 9f, 11+ Coot, 11 Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit singing (Robert Callf)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 1 singing Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Sturgess Park, Brent Cross: Common Gull, Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Totteridge Valley: 2 Common Gull, Common Buzzard, Rook (Toby Mylett)
  • Tufnell Park "N19": 4 Chaffinch 'flock' in my garden (Francis Tusa) I've only ever seen singles round here, and even those are infrequent, so that's amazing. [Reuben Braddock]
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still on No 4, 5 Goldeneye (David Bradshaw)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Siskin m f, Little Egret 9.24am, 2 Sparrowhawks N 10.21, c15 Golden Plover high E 10.40am the 4th here in 36 yrs (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Chiffchaff singing, 4 Meadow Pipit (Charlie Farrell)

Wednesday 6th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Peregrine pr hunting over playing fields and Wood Green Res, Chiffchaff, Meadow Pipit NE foy, 25 Common Gull, Little Grebe, 4 Pochard Boating Lake, 4+ Grey Wagtail (APOG Birders)
  • Boxer's Lake: 9+ Grey Heron incl three nests with birds sitting and two nests under construction & leucistic bird, ad Egyptian Goose & 8 yg, 2 Mandarin Duck pr, 3 Common Pochard 2m f, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f, 41+ Black-headed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Clissold Park: 4 Gadwall 2pr one on New R and one on large lake (Ernest Thomason)
  • Greenhill Gardens: Mediterranean Gull ad w/ Polish red darvic ‘PTJ9' present 10.00, pr Grey Wagtail (Bob Husband)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Kingfisher (John Bushell)
  • Hartham: 3 Kingfisher R Lee TL327130 [1] & TL329132 [pr] (Ian Edwards via Herts BC)
  • Holyfield Lake: sizable group of Siskins, c20 Cormorants already on nests (J-P Elmes)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat in rough grassland just south of Albion Gate to 08:55 at least (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Mute Swan low w am (Neil Batten)
  • Leyton Flats "Snaresbrook CC": singing Blackcap nr Gilberts Slade still, singing Treecreeper, 15 Shoveler, small passage of Common Gull throughout the last couple of days (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Pintail, Goldeneye, Bittern, Jack Snipe, Redshank foy marsh, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Chiffchaff, 32 Fieldfare, 27 Redwing, 2 Water Pipit (WWT website)
  • Mill Hill "NW7": 2 Red Kite over A41/Mill Hill Circus (Steve Blake)
  • Panshanger Park: Green Sandpiper (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Jay (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Glaucous Gull 10.30am by concrete barges, Oystercatcher aveley bay, 2 Marsh Harrier 1m 1f, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit on target pools (Eduardo López Salas); 500 Lapwing, 6 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 30 Common Snipe, 30 Redshank (RSPB per ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park "gdn": 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush 1205 harassed by resident Blackbird, Sparrowhawk 1211 (P. Redmond)
  • St James's Park: Jackdaw in plane tree [an uncommon visitor here], Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Black-tailed Godwit [6th day] (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Stocker's Lake: 5 Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher over n end, Chiffchaff (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh "Station KT17": 2 singing Blackcaps am (Neil Batten)
  • Studio Mews NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • The Brook BR5: Little Egret, 2+ Song Thrush, 1+ Grey Wagtail, Water Rail (Jack Headley)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 6m 2f upper lake, 6 Eurasian Teal 5m f lower lake, f Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 3m 3f, Kestrel, 18 Common Gull over, 2 Stock Dove, Coal Tit (Robert Callf)
  • Woodford Green: Sparrowhawk over 8.56am, Tawny Owl 11.07am, Song Thrush, c12 Redwing over, c12 Goldfinch, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Wren, 3 displaying Stock Dove (Ken Murray)

Tuesday 5th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 1w Black Redstart still at base of antenna east end of south terrace, 2 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe Boating Lake, 6+ Redwing, Black-headed Gull of Danish origin still (APOG Birders)
  • Beverley Brook: 2 Tawny Owl m f (P. Redmond)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Cassiobury Park: incl Little Egret, Kingfisher (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Coldfall Wood: m Sparrowhawk in flight over Wd, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Nuthatch trilling & calling, lots of mainly m Chaffinch some singing quietly (Tony Clancy & Bob Husband)
  • Coursers Road: Red Kite, 5 Fieldfare, 12 Tree Sparrow, 9 Yellowhammer (Lee Evans via Herts BC)
  • Crayford Marsh: Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, Golden Plover, 3 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Avocet, 10+ Redshank, 30+ Wigeon, 10 Shelduck, Marsh Harrier f, 2 Kestrel, 5 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 30+ Fieldfare, 2 Redwing (Nick Croft)
  • Crossness "Foreshore": Curlew, 73 Shelduck, c50 Black-tailed Godwit, c55 Redshank, 8 Shoveler, c60 Gadwall, c60 Dunlin, 24 Cormorant, 10 Lapwing, 6 Wigeon, Common Gull, c400 Black-headed Gull, Cetti's Warbler (Bernie Weight)
  • Crossness NR: PENDULINE TIT in bushes on footpath west of usual viewing screen 11.45-12.15 seen & h [found by Peter Rees and Clare Cronin]; Barn Owl, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit, 6+ Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, 28 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 8 Little Grebe, 8 Pochard, 3 Lapwing, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail over, 7 Pied Wagtail, 2 Skylark, Song Thrush, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Tufted Duck (Bernie Weight)
  • Forty Hall CP: Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan pr incl darvic-ringed m '4AHL', 2 Northern Shoveler m f, f Tufted Duck, 36 Black-headed Gull, ad Herring Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Siskin fdg in alder along turkey_brook (Robert Callf)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, 10+ Shoveler, 3 Goosander on adj horsemill stream, Red Kite, 2 Siskin, {Comma} (Simon Papps); also Eurasian Teal, Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler h (per Lee Valley sightings blog); 2 Cattle Egret departed W/NW toward Bowyer's Water/Cheshunt 1345 (A Holmes via LV blog)
  • Hampstead Heath: Water Rail showing well Stock Pond behind reeds 17:30 (Allan Stewart)
  • Hogsmill Open Space: 1 Little Egret perched in trees 08:45 (Neil Batten)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat for 5th day at least directions as per yesterday's log (Dave Jordan)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Common Buzzard low e, 2 Grey Heron low nw pm (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye, Common Buzzard SW 1450, 1 Bittern reservoir lagoon n shore, Black-tailed Godwit main lake 1430, 2 Jack Snipe, 12 Common Snipe 5 marsh & 4 scrape & 3 main lake, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming sheltered lagoon, Skylark W, 1 Sand Martin main lake, 3 Chiffchaff s route & sheltered lagoon, 1 Water Pipit marsh (WWT website); 2 Shelduck main lake, pr Long-tailed Tit nest-building (Martin Honey); 3-4 Greenfinch, Green Woodpecker nr tower hide, Jack Snipe, m Pintail wader scrape, Great Crested Grebe main lake, Little Grebe, f Goldeneye reservoir lagoon, dipped on Sand Martin 1pm-3.30pm (Paul Francis); Skylark NW 10.00 (Simon Fogg)
  • Panshanger Park: 22+ Common Snipe, Raven (Murray Brown per Herts BC)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite, 5 Redwing, Pied Wagtail (Nigel Barratt)
  • Priest Hill NR: incl Kestrel, Stonechat (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Richmond Bridge: 4 Mandarin 2pr, pr Grey Wagtail (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Egyptian Geese 1pr & 1 yg [lost another yg since Sunday], c150 Redwing E through treetops, 2 Tawny Owl (P. Redmond); Cetti's Warbler (M.Lewis)
  • St James's Park: Tawny Owl (James Hudson); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • The Brook BR5: Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley: Red Kite, Rook (Toby Mylett)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: incl Oystercatcher, c80 Linnet willows fm lake (Steve Blake via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup back on No 4, 2 Goosander on Lockwood, 25 Fieldfare, 2 Peregrine (Walthamstow Birders)
  • Watford: 2 Kingfisher [on R Colne at Hatters Ln Croxley Bus Pk] (David Denham via Herts BC)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Common Buzzard over west (Michael Mac)

Monday 4th March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Pied Wagtail 2pr, 9 Common Gull, 2ad Mute Swan Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Brookmill Park: Sparrowhawk, 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 2 Bearded Tit, 5 Avocet, Corn Bunting, Common Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Oystercatcher, 26 Redshank, m Stonechat (Kev Jarvis)
  • Enfield Road (Enfield): 2 Grey Wagtail pr in field opp Jolly Farmers PH (Robert Callf)
  • Finsbury Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 14 Pochard, 61 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher perched on n side of pond island, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Greenhill Gardens: Mediterranean Gull ad w/ Polish red darvic ‘PTJ9' present 09.50, 28 Black-headed Gull, 6 Tufted Duck 3pr, {8+ Common Frogs spawning} (Bob Husband)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 4 Cattle Egret 1040 (per Cath Patrick/Herts BN tweets)
  • Hampstead Heath "Leg of Mutton Pond": 4 Shoveler 2m 2f, Grey Heron eating large frog/toad (James Levy)
  • Hayes Hill Farm: 3 Red Kite 0855 (K Chaplin via Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver mercers lake TQ292515 still 13:20 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat usual area (Dave Jordan) can Dave Jordan give an idea where in Meadow, had a good look this morning, no luck [David Jeffreys] David, bird is frequenting tall grasses c200m west of the Freeman drinking fountain (check on a park map) and c75m south of North Carriage Drive. Good luck.
  • Leyton Flats "Snaresbrook CC": 3 singing Nuthatch, 18 Shoveler on eagle_pond, Meadow Pipit (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail, Goldeneye, Jack Snipe still, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Sand Martin, Water Pipit still (WWT website)
  • Lower Clapton "E5": Common Buzzard gliding low over Powercroft Rd towards Hackney Marshes 16:30 (Sue Barry)
  • Middlesex University Campus: 2 Canada Goose over, Grey Heron over (both unusual for site), 2 Jackdaw, Redwing, Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Hall Park: Little Egret (not on marsh but front of house on lawn), Grey Wagtail, Kestrel - does anyone know what happened to Malcolm Riddler? He used to post from here in 2010 but not since and made comments about National Trust causing loss of breeding Kingfisher at this park? (Michael Mac)
  • Pinner "HA5": Redwing, Green Woodpecker, 6 Goldfinch (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Glaucous Gull still (Russell Sherriff per ELBF FB); 5 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 32 Redshank (RSPB per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Coal Tit [area 17], 2 Little Grebe [area 13 & 17] (G J Francis); Water Rail in rail ditch (Charlie Farrell)
  • Ruislip Lido: pr Egyptian Goose, pr Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Grey Heron apparently nesting at ground level (Martin Smith)
  • St James's Park: Tawny Owl (Paul Francis); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Staines Reservoirs: m Scaup still s basin sw cnr am w/ Tufted Duck (Bill Haines)
  • The Commons LNR: Marsh Tit still (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Trent Park: 8 Mandarin Duck 5m 3f, 5 Eurasian Teal 4m f lower lake, 2 Common Pochard m f, 4 Tufted Duck 2m 2f, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel m f, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, 2 Goldcrest, 7 Coal Tit incl 6 together in larches Williams Wd, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Goldfinch, 16 Siskin fdg in alders along Leeging Beech Gutter nr Water Gdn, f Lesser Redpoll in larches Williams Wd (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow: Peregrine over towards reservoirs during heavy shower c2pm (Stuart Fisher)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Scaup, 2 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye on No 5, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Common Buzzards, Common Snipe (David Bradshaw, Lol Bodini); Grey Wagtail in tree by No 5 13:20 (Sue Barry)
  • Wandle Park: 2 Eurasian Teal on river (Sue Henning per Croydon Birders)
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Redwing, 3 Skylark, Pochard, 2 Eurasian Teal, 3 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • Wanstead Park: 14 Redwing, 11 Eurasian Teal, 6 Shoveler (Nick Croft)
  • West Norwood Cemetery: Pied Wagtail (over), 14 Redwing (Michael Mac)
  • Wimbledon Town - 4 Kings Road: 1 House Sparrow (Michael Mac)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 3 Egyptian Goose, 6 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Herring Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Bunting (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl calling early am, Kestrel over 8.07am yr-2nd, m Blackcap 8.24am, 2 Siskin m f 1pm, 3 Common Buzzards over 10.20am & 4pm (Ken Murray)

Sunday 3rd March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 200+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Common Gull, Chiffchaff, 25+ Redwing (APOG Birders)
  • Beckton SW: incl 2 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 37 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 25 Fieldfare, 6 Grey Wagtail (David Morrison tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: 11 Common Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Song Thrush, Blackcap f, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Bushy Park: 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Redwing, Treecreeper (Ian R Watson)
  • Canons Park & Seven Acre Lake, Edgware, Middx: 3 Redwing, Nuthatch calling, Ring-necked Parakeets chasing & calling & pairs at nest holes, Seven Acre Lake [private access] rh Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 8 Shoveler 4pr, 2 Common Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck 3pr f (Bob Husband, NW Ldn RSPB Grp)
  • Crossness NR: 2 Bearded Tit, no sign of Penduline Tit today (Simon Worsfold et al); 50 Black-tailed Godwit by outfall at high tide (Jon Agar)
  • Erith Reach: 60 Black-tailed Godwit (Jon Agar)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 5 Black-necked Grebe fr Hogg Ln viewing platform (BirdGuides)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver mercers lake still, Little Egret, 4 Chiffchaff 0925 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat as y'day (Dave Jordan)
  • KGV Res: m Smew still, c55 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander, 2+ Scaup m&f & poss imm, 3 Black-necked Grebes, Peregrine on alma flats, 2 Meadow Pipits (Andrew Middleton)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Sand Martin, Bittern still, Water Pipit still, 3 Jack Snipe still, 8 Common Snipe, 46 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye, Peregrine, 3 Siskin (WWT); 84 Fieldfare (R Dunne)
  • Parson Street NW4: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 150+ Wigeon, 20+ Pintail, 8 Curlew, 35+ Shelduck, 60+ Shoveler, 5+ singing Skylark, c15 Dunlin, 4 Marsh Harrier, c15 Common Snipe, Water Pipit still, Rock Pipit (Jack Headley)
  • Raleigh Gardens NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Regent's Canal, De Beauvoir Town N1: 2 Blackcap (Toby Mylett)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Sand Martin, 2 Siskin (Steve Woolfenden)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: Black-tailed Godwit still (Jack Headley)
  • Sheen Common "East": 1 Woodcock (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Mute Swan pr, m Northern Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck 5m 6f, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Vauxhall Park: 2 Jay (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stock Dove, c25 Chaffinch, c30 Starling, 12 Pied Wagtail, 9 Linnet rear paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Skylark, Rook, 14 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, Pochard (Nick Croft/Tony Brown)
  • Wanstead Park: 22 Eurasian Teal, 1 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Redwing, Kestrel, Chiffchaff (Nick Croft)

Saturday 2nd March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Greylag, Chiffchaff, 30+ Redwing, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, 7 Pochard (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Stock Dove over, 2 Kingfisher, Blackcap f (Conrad Ellam)
  • Boxer's Lake: 8 Grey Heron incl three occupied nests with birds sitting and one leucistic bird, ad Egyptian Goose & 8 yg, 13 Tufted Duck 10m 3f, 53+ Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Common Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Bushy Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mandarin Duck, 40+ Redwing (Ian R Watson)
  • Canons Farm: Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel 2pr courting (Ian Magness per CFBW BG)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit showed well by screen 10:10-10:30, Little Egret, Bearded Tit, 8 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (Andrew Self); 3 Egyptian Goose, 13 Shelduck, 33 Shoveler, 90 Gadwall, 60 Wigeon, 190 Eurasian Teal, 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 10 Stock Dove, 1 Water Rail, 20 Lapwing, 95 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Skylark, m Penduline Tit north of screen 10:10-10:40, 2 Bearded Reedling m f, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 6 Reed Bunting (Niall T. Keogh)
  • Greenhill Gardens: Mediterranean Gull ad w/ Polish red darvic ‘PTJ9' present 12.20, pr Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck m f, Redwing, Stock Dove singing (Bob Husband)
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 rh Goosander on river (CLG RSPB Walk)
  • Headley Heath: Chiffchaff singing, Marsh Tit, Stonechat, Treecreeper (Paul Goodman)
  • Heathrow Airport: Red Kite circling at end of runway 28L between departure flights (John Edwards)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver mercers lake still, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff singing, m Yellowhammer, 4 Common Buzzard, incl 1 chasing a Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 30 Linnet, 3 Wigeon, 40 Shoveler, 500+ Starling, 500+ Jackdaw at dusk (Charlie Farrell)
  • Holyfield Hall Farm "area": 3 White-fronted Goose with Greylags, 14 Reed Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer, 16 Skylark, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Red Kite, 6 Common Buzzard (Andrew Middleton)
  • Holyfield Lake: 3 Goldeneye 2f m (CLG RSPB Walk)
  • Holyfield Marsh: 2 Cattle Egret 1505 (B McMurray per Lee Valley sightings blog)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat in Meadow [ne cnr] am (Dave Jordan)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Iceland Gull, Bittern still, 2 Shelduck, 2 Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Shailesh Patel); 3 Bittern, 1 Water Pipit, 30 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 10 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe still, drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker (Martin Honey et al.)
  • Maple Cross: 6 Yellowhammer by Hornhill Rd west of housing estate in field hedge (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Oakwood Park: f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush pr, Nuthatch singing, m Greenfinch, m Chaffinch (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: Common Sandpiper (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB); juv Glaucous Gull (Steve Bacon per ELBF FB); Red Kite (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Ravenor Park, Greenford: 31+ Redwing (Neil Anderson)
  • Richmond Park: 4 Woodcock (P. Redmond); Red Kite (R Dunne)
  • St James's Park: 4 Coal Tit, 2 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper (Toby Mylett); 1 singing Chiffchaff, Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve: 1st w Caspian Gull am (John Tilbrook et al); Mediterranean Gull (Martin Coath et al); Black-tailed Godwit fr tyler hide, 2 Egyptian Goose, 22 Wigeon, Common Snipe, 3 Common Buzzard, 29 Lapwing (Jack Headley)
  • Staines Res: m Scaup s basin sw cnr, 4 Black-necked Grebe going into s/p (Jim Fell); also 42 Goldeneye s basin, 3 Shelduck n basin (John Edwards)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Egyptian Goose, 1-2 Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1-2 calling Goldcrest (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": 11 Eurasian Teal, 45 Canada Geese, Common Buzzard (Simon Worsfold)
  • Trent Park: 5 Mandarin Duck 4m f, 5 Eurasian Teal 4m f, f Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck 4m 2f (Robert Callf); also Cormorant, 14 Mandarin 10m 4f, only 3 Eurasian Teal m 2f, 7 Tufted Duck 4m 3f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 68+ Common Snipe main gp (per Herts BC)
  • Victoria Park: Sparrowhawk pr displaying overhead during Barmy Army Dawn Chorus led by the always excellent David Darrell-Lambert (Paul Francis)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Redwing front paddocks, 7 Pied Wagtail, 6 House Sparrow (Jon Agar)
  • Wimbledon "South Park Gardens SW19": 6 Waxwings 16:20-16:45, when a Sparrowhawk flushed them NE, also c20 Redwing (Kabir Kaul, Arjun Dutta and Alex Liddle)

Friday 1st March 2019Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Little Grebe, f Gadwall, f Tufted x Pochard hybrid Boating Lake, c20 Redwing, 14 Common Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, pr Linnet filter beds foy (APOG Birders)
  • Barnet Playing Fields, EN5: 32 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, no sign of Mediterranean Gull 13.00 (Bob Husband)
  • Beverley Brook: Grey Heron at jn of Coombe Ln & Kingston Bypass/Robin Hood Ln (P. Redmond)
  • Bow Creek Ecology Park: 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Black-backed Gull (Charlie Farrell)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 5 Redwing (Conrad Ellam)
  • Broomfield Park: 4 Egyptian Goose, 6 Northern Shoveler 5m f, 18 Tufted Duck 11m 7f, 67+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, m Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Pied Wagtail, 5 Dunnock, 5 Robin, 2 Song Thrush incl singing m, Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit pr collecting lichen, 39 Starling, 3 Greenfinch 2m f, 3 Goldfinch (Robert Callf)
  • Canon's Drive Basin HA8: 47 Jackdaw, 2 Siskin, 2 Blackcap, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Canons Farm: incl 3 Sand Martin (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG); Short-eared Owl over tart's field pm (Peter Tatchley per Steve Gale tweet)
  • Church Road NW4: Common Gull, Little Owl, Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Crossness NR: Penduline Tit still (Mark Bravery tweet); Penduline Tit on Island Field until c14.15 then moved elsewhere, Chiffchaff, 1+ Cetti's Warbler [a lifetime tick heard in the protected area], with 2 Reed Bunting m f, Bearded Tit h, Marsh Harrier over main scrub, 2 Oystercatcher, Linnet, Dunnock singing from tree in the protected area (Paul Francis)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: 2 Shelduck, 80 Eurasian Teal (Charlie Farrell)
  • Edgware Brook, Burnt Oak Broadway HA8: Cormorant over [unusual for site], 11 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Garden Wood: m Tawny Owl calling 0610, 5 Lesser Redpoll (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Greenhill Gardens: Nuthatch calling, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull assumed pr, no sign Mediterranean Gull, no Shoveler 12.45 (Bob Husband)
  • Greenwich Enderbys Wharf "Thames Path": 6 Gadwall river edge (Mike Paice)
  • Greenwich Peninsula "O2": Iceland Gull prob 3w m see photo (Mike Paice)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: juv Black-throated Diver Mercers L still (BirdGuides)
  • Hyde Park: Stonechat on parade-ground fencing early-am (Dave Jordan)
  • KGV Res: Sand Martin (Neville Smith per ELBF FB)
  • Leyton Flats "Snaresbrook CC": 2 singing Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, singing Grey Wagtail, 2 Redwing in the Court one in almost full song, 22 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Water Pipit still, 20 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 1 Jack Snipe still, 4 Pintail (Shailesh Patel); also 2 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, Goldeneye, 2 Bittern still, 9 Common Snipe, 25 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Siskin, Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Palmers Green: 4 Red-crested Pochard 3m 1f New R behind mosque (Noel Hall)
  • Pinner "HA5": Red Kite circling (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: juv Glaucous Gull (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 16 Greylag, 6 Eurasian Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Common Gull, 2+ Sand Martin, 2+ Swallow (Friday BG); Common Snipe (P. Redmond)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 5 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 3 Eurasian Teal LNR, 5 Pochard, Little Egret, Grey Heron on nest with partner adding twigs [first nesting attempt at this site], Common Buzzard, 5 Stock Dove, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 drumming, 5 Nuthatch, 20+ Redwing, Lesser Redpoll fdg in birch w/ Goldfinch, flock 40+ Chaffinch fdg by path Poors Field (Neil Anderson/K. Bull); singing Chiffchaff (Dick Middleton)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Black-tailed Godwit w/ Lapwings fr draper & gadwall_hides (RSPB tweet); 2 Sand Martin arr'd at dusk to roost in draper hide reedbed (Alan Harris via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park & Green Park: 2 Tawny Owl calling evg (Charlie Farrell); Water Rail (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Black-tailed Godwit fr tyler hide (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood "Kings Rd": 1 singing Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff (John Watson)
  • Swanscombe Marsh "9.00-13.00 outgoing tide": 35 Greylag Goose, 12 Lapwing 7 river 5 botany marsh, 2 Green Woodpecker h, 5 Cetti's Warbler h, 2 Song Thrush h, 1 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Rail h, 23 Eurasian Teal river, 18 Gadwall river, 1 Curlew river, 2 Shelduck river, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Wigeon river, 8 Turnstone river, 1 Common Sandpiper river, 10 Reed Bunting, 4 Tufted Duck m 3f, 3 Pochard m 2f, 4 Canada Goose, 2+ Bearded Tit multiples h, 23 Dunlin river, 38 Redshank river, 28 Eurasian Teal river, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Coot, 5 Common Gull river (Roger Keith)
  • The Brook BR5: 2+ Gadwall, c2 Song Thrush, Water Rail, Little Egret, Grey Wagtail (Jack Headley)
  • Totteridge Valley "incl Darlands Lake": Chiffchaff singing briefly nr Long Pond, 10 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing, Bullfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 14 Rook, c100 Common Gull, 8 Eurasian Teal, Coot (John Colmans)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 8+ Tree Sparrow tytt fm, Oystercatcher, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff singing, 2+ Siskin fishing lake (Tyttenhanger Birders via Herts BC); 2+ Little Egret, 4 Red Kite, 2+ Water Rail, 47+ Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Great Black-backed Gull, Yellowhammer main gp (Tytt Birders via Herts BC); Barn Owl 0640, Little Owl 0600, Grey Wagtail willows fm (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Waltham Abbey: Raven over crooked mile midday (Brian Dawton)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: m Scaup still No4, 2 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye No5, 50 Fieldfare No5, 2 Goosander Lockwood (Dave Callahan, David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: 6 Skylark 3 singing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 8 Pied Wagtail, 13 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, 3 Little Grebe, 13 Gadwall, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 400+ Common Gull, Mistle Thrush, 2 Stock Dove 1 singing, Little Owl (Nick Croft)
  • Waterworks NR: pr Raven low over calling c1525 (Eugene Dillon-Hooper tweet)
  • Wimbledon: 6 Waxwing in South Park Gdns 16:30 before flying off then returning c17:00, c20 Redwing (John Birkett and Simon Harris)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Water Rail pr, Common Snipe, 2 Eurasian Teal, 3 Shoveler, Shelduck, 2 Little Egret (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodford Green: Tawny Owl, m Blackcap, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Long-tailed Tit, flyover Little Egret, Red Kite, c70+ Chaffinch going to roost (Ken Murray)
  • Wormley Wood: 1+ Marsh Tit TL325058 (Oliver Marshall via Herts BC)
  • Wykeham Road NW4: Siskin (Toby Mylett)
  • Yeading, Jollys Lane: local Red Kite around superstore c/p (Neil Anderson)
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