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November 2005[]

The records below are just for the last nine days of November 2005, and for some reason are the first records to appear on this wiki since Wednesday 29th June 2005. The records include sightings of a Grey-Cheeked Thrush that had been present in Northaw Great Wood since 13th November.


Wednesday 30th November 2005[]

  • Hyde Park: Yellow-legged Gull adult on Serpentine, also 40 Shoveler, 10+ Siskin and 2 Lesser Redpoll nearby at Kensington Gardens (Des McKenzie)
  • Staines Reservoir: 6 Black-necked Grebe, Stonechat (Ken Purdey)

Tuesday 29th November 2005[]

  • Leamouth: Pintail, Common Sandpiper (Nick Tanner)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe, Peregrine (Birdguides)
  • Staines Moor: Common Buzzard over M25 by Staines Moor (Jim Sweetland)
  • Staines Reservoir: 11 Black-necked Grebe (Ken Purdey)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpiper (Birdguides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 5 Goldeneye (David Callahan)

Monday 28th November 2005[]

  • Hyde Park: Yellow-legged Gull on Serpentine (Des McKenzie)
  • Staines Reservoir: 11 Black-necked Grebe, Water Pipit (Ken Purdey)
  • Thorney CP: Cetti's Warbler by lake shore (Pete Naylor)
  • Walthamstow Reservoir: Green Sandpiper (David Callahan)

Sunday 27th November 2005[]

  • Alexandra Park: Mediterranean Gull 2nd winter on filter beds (Bob Watts)
  • Brent Reservoir: c40 Siskin (Andrew Self)
  • Gunpowder Park: 12 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Woodcock, female Peregrine (Chris Langsdon)
  • Staines Reservoir: 12 Black-necked Grebe (Ken Purdey)

Saturday 26th November 2005[]

  • Beckenham Place Park: 12 Lapwing (Kelvin Summerfield)
  • Brent Reservoir: Slavonian Grebe (Andrew Self)
  • Broadwater Lake: White-headed Duck, access along lane from the Horse and Barge pub (Birdguides)
  • Broxbourne Woods, 2 Hawfinch flew over main path from Pembridge Lane car park late afternoon (Birdguides)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Caspian Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, Ruff, Water Pipit (Birdguides)
  • Staines Reservoir: 3 Smew, Black-necked Grebe (Matthew Palmer)
  • Rickmansworth: Black-necked Grebe on Inn's Lake see photo: [1] (Birdguides)
  • Stocker's Lake: 3 Goosander (Birdguides)

Friday 25th November 2005[]

  • Brent Reservoir: Woodcock (Roy Beddard)
  • Northaw Great Wood: GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH, c300 metres along eastern section of Yellow Trail see photo: [2] (Birdguides)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe by pier (Birdguides)
  • Woolwich Ferry: Caspian Gull, adult (Birdguides)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 4 Common Sandpiper (David Callahan)

Thursday 24th November 2005[]

  • Broadwater Lake: White-headed Duck, access along lane from the Horse and Barge pub (G. Westley)
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green: Mediterranean Gull, 1st winter on boating pool (Birdguides)
  • Kensington Gardens: Smew, redhead (thought to be a 1st-winter male) on Longwater, also Yellow-legged Gull on the Serpentine, Hyde Park (Des McKenzie)
  • Northaw Great Wood: GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH (Birdguides)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe (Birdguides)
  • Staines Reservoir: 7 Black-necked Grebe, Stonechat (Birdguides)

Wednesday 23rd November 2005[]

  • Kensington Gardens: Smew, redhead, on Longwater opposite Peter Pan statue, also Yellow-legged Gull on the Serpentine in Hyde Park (Des McKenzie)
  • Northaw Great Wood: GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH, c300 metres along eastern section of Yellow Trail (Birdguides)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Black-necked Grebe over (Birdguides)
  • South Norwood Lake: 4 Lapwing over, flying south-westerly towards Croydon (Ernie Thomason)

Tuesday 22nd November 2005[]

  • Broadwater Lake: White-headed Duck, access along lane from the Horse and Barge pub (Birdguides)
  • Grays Chalk Pit: Firecrest (Birdguides)
  • Northaw Great Wood: GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH, c300 metres along eastern section of Yellow Trail (Birdguides)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir, Scaup, Black-necked Grebe, Water Pipit (Birdguides)
  • Regent's Park: 75 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 3 Wigeon (Tony Duckett)
  • Thorpe Park: 56 Smew opposite entrance, also Goldeneye (Jim Sweetland)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Avocet on West Warwick, also Common Sandpiper, 5 Goldeneye (David Callahan)
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