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Bird of the Month: London’s third Rustic BuntingEdit

We can hang out the bunting to celebrate a good month for buntings in October, with a Snow Bunting over West Putney/Richmond Park on the 16th, two Corn Bunting over St Albans on the same day and a Lapland Bunting over Barnes on the 25th, while Yellowhammer were reported from nine sites in and around the capital and Reed Bunting from 25.

But the star among this abundance of buntings was the RUSTIC BUNTING found by Nick Croft at Wanstead Flats on the 17th and present until the 21st. It was only the third ever seen in the London recording area, following an unfortunate specimen snared by a bird-catcher near Aldenham Reservoir in 1882 and a bird at Beddington Sewage Farm for a month in early 1993.

Rustic bunting

Since no bird photographer has bothered to upload an image of the Wanstead Flats rarity, this is the only rustic bunting you will see illustrated here.

During its five-day stay, the Wanstead bunting was seen by dozens of birders, some of whom posted photographs on social media. But nobody uploaded an image onto this wiki. Come on, guys — it’s not that difficult. Just click on “New”, then “Newpictures”, then “Add new image”.

With a Little Bunting having lingered from January to April and an Ortolan Bunting appearing briefly last month, London has notched up an impressive total of eight emberizid species this year.

A plethora of pipits Edit

October was a good month for pipits as well as buntings. Apart from recording numerous Meadow Pipit and a good few Rock Pipit and Water Pipit, London birders reported a Tawny Pipit over West Putney on the 18th, a Richard’s Pipit over Warren Gorge on the 19th and another Richard’s at Beddington Farmlands from the 29th to the 31st. (If you must use silly pipit abbreviations, that’s Mipit, Ropit, Wapit, Tawpit and Dickypit — but no Tripit, Blypit, Olipit, Pecpit, Artypit or Bupit.)

Other passerines and a near-passerine Edit

  • Two late House Martin were seen at King George V Reservoir on the 31st.
  • A Red-breasted Flycatcher was trapped and ringed at Rammey Marsh Lake on 4th Oct, but disappeared as soon as it was released.
  • October produced eight reports of Hawfinch — all of either one or three birds. So there is no repeat of 2017’s record-breaking irruption, which made Hawfinch my Bird of the Month a year ago.
  • A Hoopoe was reported in Greenwich Park on the 11th (but described only as a “probable” by Rare Bird Alert).

Winter wildfowl Edit

A single Whooper Swan was at Staines Reservoir/Island Barn Reservoir for three days mid-month. Five were at Amwell GP early on the 19th and four flew over Barnes on the 22nd. Three Dark-breasted Brent Goose were reported at Rainham Marshes on the 19th. A Barnacle Goose was at Wanstead Flats on and off from the 4th to the 27th and one was at Amwell GP on the 12th. A couple of dozen Barnies flew over Leatherhead on the 16th; then 31 were on Island Barn Reservoir on the 24th. Sawbill sightings included 10 reports of Goosander and two of Red-breasted Merganser, but Smew have not yet started to arrive.

A first twitchable Cattle Egret Edit

Cattle Egret (6)

Cattle Egret (and cattle), Rainham Marshes, 12th October 2018 (© Andrew Self 2018)

Since the beginning of this century, Cattle Egret have been seen increasingly frequently in Britain, and even bred after a large influx in the winter of 2007–08. Sightings in the London area are still unusual, and birds have rarely lingered for more than a day or so. However, October produced London’s first twitchable Cattle Egret, which hung around Rainham Marshes from 3rd October until the end of the month, associating with the cows that graze the site’s damp meadowland. And it was joined by a second bird from the 21st onwards.

Birds of prey Edit

On 29th Oct a Rough-legged Buzzard thermalled over Primrose Hill, and on the 30th a different juvenile spent the day at Rainham Marshes and Dartford Marshes, where it roosted overnight. Another RLB appeared at Rainham Marshes across the Thames from the latter on the 31st, and both birds drifted off early in the afternoon. Other notable raptors included a late Osprey high over Woodford Green (7th), a Black Kite over Dagnam Park (10th) and a Honey Buzzard high over Wimbledon Common (18th). Hen Harrier were reported several times, also mainly over the Lower Thames marshes; most reports were of juv/fem ringtails, but one male was seen.

Waders Edit

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Jack Snipe, unidentified London site, 28th October 2018 (© “Benjamine99” 2018)

It looks as if this winter may be a good one for Jack Snipe. The first birds of the season appeared at Brent Reservoir (6th), London Wetland Centre (6th) and Holmethorpe SPs (8th). These three sites all produced further sightings throughout the month, with occasional reports from nine other sites. In all there were 44 sightings — in marked contrast to a year ago, when the first bird of the season did not appear until 19th November, and there were only 15 records in total by the end of December.

Other non-passerines Edit

  • On 28th Oct a Great Northern Diver was seen on the Thames at Purfleet before flying off upriver.
  • A juvenile Gannet passed over Island Barn Reservoir on the 1st and one was seen over Hatfield on the 2nd.
  • The ringed White Stork first seen in September was at Holmethorpe SPs from 11th to 15th October.
  • An immature Spoonbill was at Rainham Marshes on the 11th
  • A Great Skua flew upriver past Gallions Reach on the 7th.
  • There were 19 reports of Short-eared Owl during the month, compared with just four definite records in October 2017.

(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.)


Wednesday 31st October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Linnet, Meadow Pipit, 9 Common Gull Wood Green Res (Bob Watts)
  • Amwell NR: 2 Yellow-legged Gull 1w 3w in roost evng, Barn Owl briefly at dusk (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Banstead: 6 Fieldfare, 245 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush & 25 Chaffinch S/W 0645-0745 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Barons Court: 2 Grey Wagtail by tube stn 8:40am (Nathalie Mahieu, John Boorman)
  • Beddington Farmlands: RICHARD'S PIPIT still in area with no public access (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Snipe, Water Rail, 3 Lapwing, 12+ Common Gull, Little Egret (S Blake)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crayford Marshes: 1 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall at moat by house, 5 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Pheasant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1f Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 3 Cetti's Warbler, at mouth of river - 70 Lapwing, 100 Dunlin, 70 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 7 Avocet, ducks and gulls not counted, no RLB 1520-1720 (Mike Paice)
  • Dartford Marshes: juv ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD still - left roost by gun club old fireworks site 0655 toward Crayford & seen in Dartford Marshes 1040-1320 (BirdGuides); Roughleg then drifted high N over Thames c1320 (Rob Rackliffe tweet/BirdGuides); Jack Snipe, 10+ Common Snipe (J.Wilczur, O.Dewhurst, S.Woolfenden)
  • East India Dock Basin NR: 150+ Teal (Tom Speller tweet)
  • Eastcote: Red Kite circling over stn 11.30am (Nigel Barratt)
  • Frays Farm Meadows LWT: Woodcock 6.30am (Dan Pinkham)
  • Greenwich: Grey Wagtail in back gdn Woodlands Park Rd (Richard Green)
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin (Richard Green, John Bushall)
  • Grovelands Park: Great Crested Grebe, 17 Cormorant roosting on island, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Egyptian Goose pr & 2 juvs, 12 Mandarin Duck 7m 5f, 15 Tufted Duck 8m 7f, 25+ Moorhen, 4 ad Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Robert Callf)
  • Hampstead Heath: 2 Firecrest 1 Kenwood & 1 Vale of Health (James Palmer)
  • Hendon NW4: Peregrine, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 15+ Common Crossbill incl 5m low E over mercers w gp 1340 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • King George V Reservoir: 2 House Martin, Green Sandpiper, 8 Goosander 1m7f, 6 Goldeneye, Wigeon, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 60 Linnet, 20 Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, Cetti's Warbler (Chris Farthing, Tony Butler, Mike Messenger)
  • London Wetland Centre: Bittern main lake fr headley hide 1030 (WWT tweet); also 2 Water Rail, Jack Snipe grazing marsh, 5 Common Snipe, Kestrel, Peregrine, 12 Fieldfare S (WWT website); now 2 Bittern N shore main lake fr Headley or Tower, 3 Reed Bunting wader scrape, 12+ Common Snipe, 2 Skylark over calling, 12 Fieldfare S down w bund, 21 Egyptian Geese main lake (M. Honey, B. Page, S. Fogg, J. Cass)
  • London Zoo: 1 Firecrest w/mobile tit flock, Chiffchaff (Sam Jones)
  • Nonsuch Park: Little Owl, Common Buzzard circling and 5+ Goldcrest (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 juv ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 CATTLE EGRET still, 15 Avocet, 31 Black-tailed Godwit early-am (Dave Morrison w/ Paul Hawkins tweet); ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD [paler than Dartford bird per ELBF FB] circled over Wennington Marsh late-am (per Tony Brown/Paul Whiteman tweets); RLB left N before 1100 [per BirdGuides] / drifted NW 1140 (Russell Sherriff, Martin Jordan, Tom Bell et al per ELBF FB); but back over Wennington 1305 (Paul Whiteman tweet); ad m Hen Harrier circled 1225 after crossing river N from Dartford Marshes (Paul Whiteman, David Campbell et al via BirdGuides/ELBF FB); Caspian Gull 1w Thames foreshore by Aveley c/p pm (BirdGuides); Dartford ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD crossed to Essex side c1320 & drifted NW (Andy Tweed, Russell Sherriff et al per ELBF FB); then W along pylon line (per David Darrell-Lambert tweet); also 6 Little Egret, 8 Marsh Harrier [4juv inc green ZR & juv m & ad f & ad m & sub-ad m], 8 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine f imm, 2 Water Rail, 6 Water Pipit (RSPB via ELBF FB); also 23 Avocet, 20 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); also 3 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, Merlin, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl (per Howard Vaughan via Birding London FB); both RLBs appear to have left early-pm and not returned to roost (per Paul Whiteman tweet)
  • Richmond: Red Kite soaring over The Quadrant 12.00 (Rose Chapman)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret pen ponds still (BirdGuides)
  • Rye Meads NR: Green Sandpiper fr gadwall_hide, 3 Stonechat HMWT meadow still (Allan Meadows tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 110 Canada Goose, 105 Greylag, Mute Swan, 8 Mandarin, 18 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 35 Mallard, 23 Pochard, 75 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 15 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 18 Moorhen, 195 Coot, 50 Lapwing, 70 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, Stock Dove, 15 Woodpigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 15 Blue Tit, 15 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 10 Wren, 11 Blackbird, 20 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Shortwood Common: Cetti's Warbler h & Grey Wagtail TQ048718 12:50 (Jeremy Soane via Surrey BN)
  • South Norwood CP: 2 Skylark over (Dave MacMillan via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 4 Red Kite, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 10 Fieldfare, Stonechat, Water Pipit, (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stave Hill: Kingfisher (John Cadera)
  • Stocker's Lake: incl 5 Wigeon, Little Egret (Steve Carter via Herts BC)
  • Trent Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Mandarin 14m 6f, 4 Redwing, 3f Teal (Pete Lowman)
  • Surbiton FB: 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler (Nigel Jackman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 7 Common Snipe main gp, Green Sandpiper pit nr A414 layby TL193060 (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Verulamium Park: Kingfisher TL141069 c0800 (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Stonechat [pr in small tree N of boardwalk & m N of crater & f-type Leyton Marsh scrub]; paddocks - c30 Pied Wagtail, c15 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 17 Canada Geese (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Common Gull (Rhys Evans)
  • Woodoaks Farm: pr Stonechat, 30 Linnet (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)

Tuesday 30th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Fieldfare NE, 7 Blackbird, Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch, 10 Woodpigeon, 7 Common Gull Wood Green Res 0700-0930 (APOG Birders); 4 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker (Mark Wardman)
  • Beddington Farmlands: RICHARD'S PIPIT still on mound [but not viewable from public footpath per Surrey BN] 0820 (Steve Gale tweet). Will there be any access for non-permit holders please? [Bob Husband] There's a LNHS public walk on Sunday 09:30-12 [Arjun Dutta] An additional request has been submitted to Viridor for an open morning before (Peter Alfrey) pics [1]
  • Brookmans Park: 2 Red Kite (Jack Haynes)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Dartford Marshes: ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W over Marshes viewed fr Rainham RSPB c1045 (Niall Keogh tweet); still over Marshes e of creek barrier 1325 fr Rainham RSPB (BirdGuides); still 1555 viewed from Rainham RSPB (Bob Watts, Dominic Mitchell et al); also 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, Woodcock, Barn Owl (Chris Gibbard tweet); also Merlin (Frank Cackett tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Short-eared Owl still on grazing marsh 0810 [fr peacock_tower per WWT tweet] same area as y'day & Sat (WWT website); still present at 1045 (Shailesh Patel); still 13:25 (WWT tweet); still present until dusk when it took off and flew over the Peacock_Tower [couldn't see which way it went], also 1 Jack Snipe and 5 Water Pipit (Oscar Dewhurst); also Shelduck, Pintail, 2 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 12 Redwing SW, Siskin (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Bullfinch (Toby Mylett)
  • Rainham RSPB: ringtail Hen Harrier, ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD S over Thames toward Dartford Marshes c1050 (BirdGuides); still on view 1555 at least fr vc (Andy Tweed, Phil Street, Dominic Mitchell, Bob Watts et al); also 2 CATTLE EGRET still, 7 Marsh Harrier 2m & 5 f/imm, ringtail Hen Harrier, Caspian Gull 2cy, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 27 Avocet, 5 Water Pipit (Niall Keogh tweet); also 2f Sparrowhawk, 2 juv ringtail Hen Harrier [crossed Thames N from Dartford Marshes per Howard Vaughan via Birding London FB], 6 Common Buzzard, Water Rail, 6 Kestrel, f Merlin, f Peregrine (Alan Shearman, Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB); Short-eared Owl (Ian Plume)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still on Upper Pen Pond [day 11] (Nigel Jackman)
  • Rye Meads NR: Woodcock, Stonechat (per Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Water Rail, Kingfisher and Mediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • Stocker's Lake: c6 Siskin in alders nr n gate (Roger Dewey via Herts BC)
  • Swanley Park: 30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker, Common Buzzard over (Andy Meaton)
  • The Brook BR5: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret (Jack Headley)
  • Thorndon CP: Brambling n section pm (Andrew Knight via Essex BwS)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 6 Redwing, Skylark, Bullfinch, Kestrel, m Teal, pr Mandarin (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 m Mandarin Duck, 2 m Common Pochard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, Goldcrest, 15 Siskin (Robert Callf)

Monday 29th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 260 Woodpigeon mostly W, 8 Stock Dove, 4 Meadow Pipit, 124 Redwing, 49 Fieldfare, c10 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Siskin all only heard, 2 Linnet, 72 Chaffinch, 442 Starling, 11 Common Gull, 3 juv Mute Swan Wood Green Res, Egyptian Goose, tight flock of 14 Mallard N from SE 0655-1015 (APOG Birders)
  • Banstead: Vis mig westerly passage - 748 Redwing, 157 Fieldfare, 156 Chaffinch, 155 Woodpigeon, 105 Starling 06.30-08.30hrs (Steve Gale)
  • Beddington Farmlands: RICHARD'S PIPIT (Peter Alfrey tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Charing X Hospital: pr Peregrine Falcon (Shailesh Patel)
  • Chingford Plain: Short-eared Owl am high S chased by corvids (Andrew Middleton)
  • Crossness Nature Reserve: Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 2 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail (Donna Zimmer)
  • East India Dock Basin: Water Rail, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail (Paul Hyland)
  • Fir & Pond Woods: 5+ Redwing, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 4+ Water Rail evng (Jack Headley tweet)
  • Hampstead Heath: 4 Shoveler on Pond No1 (Will Hitchins)
  • Hertford: Firecrest in gdn conifers w/ 2 Goldcrest (James Russell via Herts BC)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: f Goldeneye (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Short-eared Owl on marsh 0810 flew up high drifting SE, 1 Dunlin, 5 Siskin, 5 Common Snipe (WWT website); 17 Egyptian Goose and Kestrel f (Shailesh Patel); 1 Short-eared Owl on marsh 13.00 - still there at 17.00 (R Dunne)
  • Nonsuch Park: 3 Fieldfare & 200+ Redwing fdg (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Oakmere Park: Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Middlesex University: Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Primrose Hill: vismig ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD thermalled briefly then SW 1130, also incl Lapwing NW 0950, 740 Woodpigeon SW, 435 Starling W, 165 Fieldfare incl 80 N 1105, 14 Redwing NW, Song Thrush NW, Grey Wagtail NW, 2 Meadow Pipit WNW, 160 Chaffinch W/NW, 2 Brambling WSW 0730, Redpoll SW, 16 Goldfinch, 14 Siskin S am (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes: CATTLE EGRET, Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, juv Peregrine, 21 Avocet, 190 Lapwing, Golden Plover, 81 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, Common Snipe, 96 Wigeon, 5 Pintail, 30 Skylark, 4 Rock Pipit, 30 Fieldfare, Redwing, 12 Cetti's Warbler, Ring-necked Parakeet (Andrew Self); also 5 Marsh Harrier 1 ad m & 4 f/imm, 24 Avocet [incl 1 c/r as pullus at Seal Sands Teesside on 24 Jul 2015], 4 Yellow-legged Gull 3 ad & 1cy, Barn Owl, 5 Water Pipit (Niall Keogh tweet); Arctic Tern (per Howard Vaughan via Birding London FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret upper pen pond still am (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • St James's ParkMediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Teal, 35 Shoveler, 8 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Siskin (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Great White Egret on R Colne then W 09.45, 2 Kingfishers, Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, Skylark, many Meadow Pipit, 3+ Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 2 Red Kite, 10 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, Siskin (Nick Baker)
  • Stocker's Lake: 28 Red-crested Pochard incl 5f, Cetti's Warbler by river (Anna Marett via Herts BC)
  • Surbiton FBs: 1 Common Snipe (Nigel Jackman)
  • Tooting Common: 1 Firecrest w/ Long-tailed Tit flock, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Shoveler (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Tottenham: Hawfinch WNW over Philip Ln/Winchelsea Rd jn 0720 (BirdGuides)
  • Upminster: St Marys Ln - 4 Goosander, 3 Hawfinch SW (Alan Shearman via ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Wanstead Flats: 1150+ Starling, 188 Chaffinch, 9 Linnet, Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 116 Fieldfare, 29 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 6 Meadow Pipit, 15 Skylark, Common Snipe, 19 Lapwing, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and possible Marsh Harrier N (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Putney, SW15: Crossbill NE 12.20 (R.Kaye)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 2 Wigeon, Peregrine, Yellow-legged Gull, 15 Common Gull, 3 Teal, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: gdn vismig 1m Bullfinch E, 3 Siskin E, 11 Redwing N/S, 19+ Chaffinch W, 2 Mistle Thrush dropped briefly, 39+ Starling W, Skylark h and a local Grey Wagtail dropped nearby 7:00-8:15 (Isaiah Rowe)

Sunday 28th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 30 Redwing N before rain (APOG Birders)
  • Banstead Woods: vismig 17 Skylark, 300+ Fieldfare, 140+ Redwing, 12 Meadow Pipit & 120+ Chaffinch W 0930-1030 (Ian Ward tweet)
  • Barnehurst DA7: Cormorant low over Hillingdon Rd 11am during rain shower (Harry Halstead)
  • Brent Park, Hendon: Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Red kite S 11:01, 50+ Common Gull (incl. one ringed in Norway). Vismig: 114 Lapwing, 11 Goldfinch, 114 Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 2 Brambling, 4 Siskin, Reed Bunting, 2 Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark, 1681 Starling, 4 Song Thrush, 335 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 556 Fieldfare, 2 Magpie, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Woodpigeon 06:20-11:00 Also Migrant Hawker. (Magnus Andersson, Andrew Self, Simon Worsfold)
  • Church Street RG: 10 ad Common Gull (Robert Callf)
  • Colney Heath: 10+ Siskin in alders by R Colne am (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Copped Hall: incl Warlies Estate Sparrowhawk, 6 Common Buzzard, 3-4 Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 35 Lapwing N, 50+ Stock Dove, 150+ Woodpigeon N, 2 Green Woodpecker, 200+ Rook, 200+ Jackdaw, 5+ Skylark, 80+ Fieldfare N, 50+ Chaffinch N (Simon Papps)
  • Cornmill Meadows: incl Breaches Fm 6 Wigeon, 22 Lapwing N, 35 Red-legged Partridge, Great Black-backed Gull fdg on carrion, Red Kite, 2 Kestrel, 30+ Stock Dove, 150+ Woodpigeon incl 100+ N, 35+ Skylark N, 125+ Fieldfare N biggest flock c45, 60+ Redwing, 100+ Starling mainly N, 10+ Meadow Pipit N, 3 Reed Bunting, 100+ Chaffinch N, 35 Siskin, 50+ Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting (Simon Papps)
  • Coursers Rd GP: ringtail Hen Harrier thru toward Willows Farm 1505 (TyttGP tweet)
  • Dulwich Park: 1 Teal on lake v briefly & flying around island 07:30 poss first park record (Paul Collins) Paul one there fortnight ago briefly plus used to be a resident many moons ago...get in touch [Dave Clark]
  • Epping Forest, Long Running to Theydon Bois: 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll (Simon Papps)
  • Gallions Reach: m Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Little Egret, 22 Lapwing, Curlew, 72 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Dunlin, 67 Redshank, Arctic Tern, 2 Peregrine, 9 Skylark, 2000+ Starling most NW, 120 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 275 Chaffinch NW, 4 Redpoll, Siskin (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich Park: vismig 59 Lapwing, 18+ Skylark, 610+ Starling, 410+ Fieldfare, 260+ Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 240+ Chaffinch, 2+ Brambling, Hawfinch w/ Redwings, Greenfinch (Joe Beale tweet)
  • Hackney Marshes: f Goosander low W over filter beds c1215, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck on Old River (Alastair Dent)
  • Heathrow: ringtail Hen Harrier 17:02 low E over M25 s of jn 15 clearly going to roost nearby - the only benefit I've ever gained from sitting in a motorway traffic jam (Martin Shepherd)
  • Hendon NW4: Little Owl, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 1 Pintail, 62 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 35 Pochard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 37 Cormorant, 4 Skylark N, 100 Starling (Tony Blake)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: f Goosander E, 2 Jack Snipe railway pools still, vismig c400 Starling, c300 Fieldfare, 250 Redwing & 150 Chaffinch mostly NW by 0930 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Horton Country Park: 150 Fieldfare W 1130, 2 Peregrine (Bob Smith)
  • KGV Res: Goldeneye, 8 Goosander, 25 Skylark, 100 Fieldfare, 3 Rock Pipit, 60 Chaffinch, 100 Linnet, m Ring Ouzel, 1w Kittiwake N, many hundreds of distant passerines N over Epping Forest ridge, 3 Peregrine (Andrew Middleton tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Curlew, 7 Common Snipe, 86 Lapwing, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, Shelduck, 2 Skylark W (WWT website); Merlin f/juv flew across Sheltered Lagoon 09:55 (Peter Gray)
  • Millfields E5: Peregrine on sub-station pylon at dusk (Alastair Dent)
  • Noak Hill: 220 Rook (Jon Agar)
  • North Mymms Park: Woodcock, c60 Fieldfare, c50 Redwing, c19 Redpoll, 4 Siskin (per Herts BC)
  • Purfleet: 19 Wigeon, 33 Teal, 5 Goosander, Great Northern Diver R Thames 1110 [same juv GND flew upriver past Rainham RSPB am per BirdGuides/ELBF FB], CATTLE EGRET, Hen Harrier am, 20 Avocet, 103 Lapwing, 76 Dunlin, 24 Redshank, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 35 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 110 Fieldfare, 86 Redwing & Rock Pipit Thames foreshore (Fraser Simpson tweets)
  • Pymmes Park: 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Goose incl 3 w/ metal rings [2 read], 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Northern Shoveler 4m 2f, 2 ad Common Gull, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Jay (Robert Callf)
  • Queen Mary Reservoir: 1 Arctic Tern 1w till 10.45 then high NW (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 50 Lapwing, 20 Curlew, 2 Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl hunting by old numbered target practice wall 4pm, Kestrel, 2 Stonechat serin_mound, Brambling over serin_mound calling 1430-1700 (Andrew Stroud via Essex BwS); also 54 Wigeon, 104 Teal, m Goldeneye, 2 CATTLE EGRET still, 2 Marsh Harrier, 21 Avocet, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, Knot, 88 Dunlin, 2 Common Snipe, juv Little Gull, Grey Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit (Alan Shearman, Phil Street per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret pen ponds still pm (BirdGuides); Short-eared Owl high over Holly Lodge mobbed by corvids 4pm (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Goldeneye m 1w fr sutton then tyler hides 1350 (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoir: 112 Shoveler, 67 Pochard, 9 Goldeneye, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Moorhen, 4 Little Gull 2 ad & 2 1w till mid-pm at least (Franko J Maroevic, Allan Goddard tweet)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: pr Teal, m Pheasant, 2 Red Kite, 1-2 Common Buzzard, f Peregrine on deck, 3 Common Snipe, 18 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail by pool, 154 Fieldfare NW, 9 Redwing NW, 200+ Starling NW, Reed Bunting, 65 Chaffinch NW, 22 Linnet in ruderal patch; Muntjac (Neil Anderson)
  • The Commons LNR: 2 Marsh Tit, Grey Wagtail (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Wild Marsh East: vis mig 4 Brambling W, 95 Chaffinch, 530 Redwing, 119 Fieldfare, Common Snipe, 10 Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting (Stuart Fisher)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 12 Wigeon, Water Rail & Yellowhammer main gp, 16+ Tree Sparrow tytt'r fm (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 200 Redwings & 10 Fieldfare W Lockwood, 3 Green Sandpipers in relief channel, 2 Sparrowhawk m f 9-10am (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: 104 Lapwing, 836 Fieldfare, 353 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 10 + Song Thrush, pr of Stonechat still, 550 Chaffinch, Brambling, 7 Linnet, 70 + Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 10 + Meadow Pipit, 10 + Pied Wagtail, 94 Skylark, 1600+ Starling, Common Snipe, prob Jack Snipe reported by litter picker, Kestrel, 2 Sparrwhawk, Common Buzzard, 100 + Common Gull, 3 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 22 Skylark, c100 Starling, 210 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing & 5 Chaffinch NW 0825-0915 (Tony Blake tweet)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: 48 Lapwing W 08:37, c700 Fieldfare & c150 Redwing mostly W/SW 6:30-9am, 5 Teal, Yellow-legged Gull (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • Woodford Green: Redwings, Fieldfares, Starlings, Chaffinches, c40 Lapwings & Golden Plover NNW 08.50-10.50, Woodpigeons SSW a definite movement (Ken Murray)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: 4 Teal, 6 Red Kite at same time incl 4 together but poss overlap with Ten Acre birds. Species now resident in wider area but birds very mobile, 7 Common Gull, 6 Greenfinch (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 27th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 20 Fieldfare NW/W, 9 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chaffinch W, Siskin h, 79 Woodpigeon mostly SW/W, 40+ Starling SW, m Peregrine, m Sparrowhawk, f Kestrel in box, 2 Common Gull Wood Green Res 0750-1115 (APOG Birders)
  • Ashurst Rough, Surrey: 3 Hawfinch dropped into wood 1130 [site ref TQ184521] (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe, 6 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Water Rail, 9+ Common Gull (Steve Blake)
  • Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries, SE4: 14 Carrion Crow, 8 Magpie, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Stock Dove; very cold Common Blue (Phil Laurie) More likely to be a Holly Blue in a Cemetery? - anon It was a Common Blue, on my transect survey there were over 50 this year records of Common Blue in the Cemetery - and lots of Holly Blue [Phil Laurie]
  • Broomfield Park, Palmers Green: Canada Goose ring no - 5281342 reported to BTO, 8 Shoveler 5m 3f (Robert Callf) Robert, thanks as always for your ring reporting, much appreciated. This one was a moulting adult from this year's catches at Walthamstow Reservoirs on 3rd July, full details will come through from the BTO by e-mail. Phil Belman
  • Buckthorne Cutting NR SE4: 18 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Wren (Phil Laurie)
  • Crossness: Wader Scrape/West Paddock - Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Jack Snipe [thanks Steve Carter], Kingfisher, Wheatear (Ralph and Brenda Todd)
  • Fairlop Waters: Short-eared Owl (per Howard Vaughan via Birding London FB)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (John Bushell, Conrad Ellam and many more)
  • Hackney Marshes: 5 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher on Old River, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Goldcrest nearby, 1 Stock Dove outside filter beds (Alastair Dent)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Jack Snipe still (Barry Clough tweet)
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens: Serpentine/Long Water waterbird census - 83 Greylag Goose incl 1 domestic, 87 Canada Goose, 56 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 14 Egyptian Goose, 19 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 31 Mallard incl 3 domestic, 125 Pochard, 80 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 45 Moorhen, 270 Coot, 280 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 16 Cormorant and 6 Grey Heron early-am, also 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 28 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Goldcrest and 1 Grey Wagtail the only other birds of note in Hyde Park (Niall T. Keogh)
  • KGV Res: Goosander m, 4 Goldeneye, 7 Little Grebes, Sparrowhawk m, 45 Linnets, Siskin, 3 Grey Wagtails, 12 Meadow Pipits (Sean Huggins)
  • Lamorbey Park: Little Grebe, Cormorant over, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 2 Peregrine, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 70 Wigeon, Kestrel, Peregrine, Short-eared Owl grazing marsh, 14 Fieldfare SE, 32 Redwing W, 6 Meadow Pipit (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Lesser Redpoll (Toby Mylett)
  • Morden Hall Park: extremely quiet - 1 Lesser Redpoll S, f Brambling still [since Tuesday] w/ Greenfinch and Chaffinch, Little Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Treecreeper, 12 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff 2 singing 0800-1100 (Arjun Dutta)
  • Panshanger Park: Common Snipe, Kingfisher (Axel Kirby via Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Pintail, 2 CATTLE EGRET still, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 12 Avocet, Ruff, 3 Dunlin, 2 Rock Pipit foreshore 1100-1400 (Mark Gregory via Essex BwS); also 16 Avocet, 12 Curlew, Barn Owl, Kingfisher pm (Chris Ruis tweet)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret, m Tufted Duck x Red-crested Pochard hybrid, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull high W, 10 Skylark (J.Wilczur)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 20 Shoveler, 7 Little Egret, 1-2 Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Redwing, m Siskin, 15+ Lesser Redpoll; cold Common Darter (Neil Anderson/Martin Smith & LNHS party)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Jack Snipe fr gadwall_hide 1515 (RSPB tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl 3 Egyptian Goose, 10 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 7 Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, 25 Lapwing (Stephen Greenstreet via Kent OS); also 12 Pochard, 110 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 33 Cormorant, Water Rail, 20 Moorhen (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Totteridge Valley/ Darlands Lake: vismig 7 Siskin W, 3 Common Redpoll W, 73 Redwing W, 12 Fieldfare W, 116 Woodpigeon W, 7 Chaffinch SW, 5 Greenfinch SW, 7 Goldfinch W, 4 Stock Dove W, 2 Mistle Thrush E 7.40-9.10, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Mandarin, 2 Bullfinch, Kestrel (Simon Worsfold)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: c8 Tree Sparrow nr fdr TL196051 (Steve Hughes via Herts BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel S, 2 Stonechat, 22 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, Siskin, Redpoll, Linnet, 6 Chaffinch, 50 + Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark, 14 Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, 300+ Wood Pigeon S, 6 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 9 Gadwall, Barnacle Goose still, 50 + Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (Wanstead Birders)
  • West Dulwich: 1m Peregrine over Croxted Rd 10:00am (Paul Collins)
  • Wimbledon Common: 20 Lesser Redpoll, Skylark W, Common Buzzard, Little Egret, Chiffchaff (Adrian Podmore)

Friday 26th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 50+ Fieldfare NW in one flock, 2 Reed Bunting NW, 8 Chaffinch NW, 2 Linnet, 4 Woodpigeon W, Meadow Pipit NE, 4 Common Gull, Kingfisher Wood Green Res 0800-1115 (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Caspian Gull 3w & 2 Yellow-legged Gull in roost evng (Laurence Drummond tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Connaught Water: 4 Mandarin, Pintail, also 2 Ringed Teal (Barry Jones per ELBF FB)
  • Galleyhill Wood: 13 Red-legged Partridge & 6 Pheasant in field along breach barns, 27 Fieldfare over midday [Melvin Shepherd-Wells via Essex BwS]
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Black Redstart am (John Bushall per Richard Green tweet)
  • Harrow Lodge Park: 80 Canada Goose, 100 Greylag, 87 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, Jay (Rita & Ian Bloys per ELBF FB)
  • Hendon NW4: 2 Jackdaw, Reed Bunting, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Hogsmill SW: Green Sandpiper (John Gale per Surrey BN)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 15 Redwing nw, 1 Grey Heron e, m Sparrowhawk (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Pintail, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin (WWT website); Wigeon, Coal Tit & 2 Sparrowhawk (Shailesh Patel)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Great Black-backed Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 CATTLE EGRET still 0940 (Louise Moss via RSPB blog); 3 Tree Sparrow E (Sean Huggins per ELBF FB); 11 Pintail, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 25 Avocet, 12 Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 75 Dunlin, 5 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit (Sean Huggins, Patrick Hart, Mike Dent per ELBF FB); Kingfisher, 6 Jay, 5 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Teal, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, Great Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 50+ Fieldfare (Friday BG)
  • Riddlesdown: 60+ Fieldfare SW, flighty flock of 30+ Lesser Redpoll, Siskin & steady trickle of Chaffinches over, 7 Redwing, Red Kite, Kestrel, Peregrine 07:30-08:50 (John Birkett)
  • St James's Park: Mediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 2 ad Yellow-legged Gulls and Little Egret (Richard Bonser)
  • Trent Park: 2 Mandarin Duck, m Common Pochard lower lake; Red Admiral, Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 12+ Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 25+ Tree Sparrow, 7 Siskin, Yellowhammer (TyttGP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2m Stonechat n of boardwalk and on fence nr bomb crater, c30 Linnet, c40 Starling, 8 Pied Wagtail, 26 Canada Geese paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: pr Stonechat in meadow n of E Warwick 1400 (Daniel Whitelegg tweet)
  • Woodford Green: eight days after the last - effectively my 2nd-ever Short-eared Owl drifted S c300ft up on a northerly tail-wind and imaged again 12.16pm (Ken Murray)

Thursday 25th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Reed Bunting W, 154+ Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 70+ Chaffinch, 90+ Woodpigeon, 15+ Starling, 2 Jackdaw, Common Gull, 2f Kestrel 0745-1035 (APOG Birders)
  • Barn Elms PF: 10 Egyptian Goose, 2 Kestrel incl poss migrant SW, Sparrowhawk, 2 Collared Dove SW, 5 Redwing NW/SW, 8 Song Thrush NW/SW, 5 Mistle Thrush 3 NW/SW & 2 local, 550 Fieldfare W, Dunnock circled, 300 Starling W, 5 alba Wagtail, 7 Meadow Pipit SW/NE, Skylark SW, Goldcrest, 115 Chaffinch W, 23 Goldfinch SW, 2 Greenfinch N, 2 Siskin S, 14 Linnet SW, Lapland Bunting W 10.50 (R.Kaye)
  • Barnehurst DA7: vocal Jackdaw on roof Hillingdon Rd flew towards Manor Way/BarnehurstGC 15.00 (Harry Halstead)
  • Brent Reservoir: Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Snipe, Cetti’s Warbler, Bullfinch, Common Buzzard, vismig 16 Goldfinch, 58 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Linnet, 6 Siskin, Reed Bunting, 2 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Starling, Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 11 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 256 Fieldfare, Skylark, 172 Woodpigeon 0720-0940 (Magnus Andersson)
  • Buckland Sand Pits: Mediterranean Gull 1w briefly then N 1535 (Wes Attridge tweet/per Surrey BN)
  • Dungeon Hill: f Stonechat wheatear_meadow (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Greenford UB6: 50+ Fieldfare low over gdn 16.50 (Neil Anderson)
  • Hendon NW4: Tawny Owl, Treecreeper (Toby Mylett)
  • Hampstead Heath: 3 Fieldfares W over Highgate No.1, 8 Shoveler on the pond itself, 10 Siskin betw here & Sanctuary Pond (Pete Mantle)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Great Egret NW from sand pits c0950 (Neil Randon per Surrey BN)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl 123 Teal, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 5 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 5 Skylark, 7 Cetti's Warbler, 80 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Lilly's Wood, Orpington: 8 Robin, 3 Magpie, 4 Jay, 50 Ring-necked Parakeet, 28 Blue Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Blackbird, 63 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 22 Chaffinch, 24 Great Tit, 4 Bullfinch, 48 Woodpigeon, 2 Dunnock, 11 Wren, 1 Treecreeper, 11 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 14 Carrion Crow, 5 Jackdaw 14.30-16.20. Temp - 14c. Cloud - 25pc. Wind - F1. Precip - Nil. (Jamie Fletcher)
  • London WC1: Black Redstart calling twice above Birkenhead St 10.30-11am (Dan Pinkham)
  • London Wetland Centre: Pintail, 3 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 30 Fieldfare NW/W, 45 Redwing SW/W, 6 Siskin SE (WWT website)
  • Middlesex University Campus: Chiffchaff (Toby Mylett)
  • Mill Hill Park: 8 Jackdaw (Toby Mylett)
  • Motspur Park: Common Buzzard W (Bob Smith)
  • Northaw Great Wood: 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Coal Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Nuthatch, 5 Treecreeper, 11 Goldcrest (Robert Callf)
  • Poor's Field: c25 Lesser Redpoll (Michael Hammond)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Water Pipit s bank nr white railings & briefly n side then E 0855 (Andy Tomczynski via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 CATTLE EGRET still, 2 Marsh Harrier, 19 Avocet, Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, 800 Woodpigeon E, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, Peregrine, 80 Fieldfare W, 4 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush (Howard Vaughan, Andy Reid, RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Goldeneye both 1w upper pen pond, Great Egret, 3 Common Buzzard, 26 Common Gull, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 240 Fieldfare W, Cetti's Warbler h, Chiffchaff (J.Wilczur); Barn Owl, Little Owl, Short-eared Owl E pursued by crows 5pm, Great Egret settled in willow 6pm (Colin Williams)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 183 Fieldfare NW 08:32, Coal Tit, Mistle Thrush N, 2 Stonechat on Pattypool Mead, 3 Treecreeper, 3 Chiffchaff, Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch, 7 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, 3 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: 5 Water Rail incl 2 by lake, Common Snipe, 2 Kestrel, 4 Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, 89 Redwing, 2 Stonechat moat field, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Oxhey: Red Kite over, m Blackcap gdn (Don Goff via Herts BC)
  • Staines Moor: Lapwing briefly, Kingfisher, 53 Fieldfare 1500 (Richard Haydon via Surrey BN)
  • Staines Reservoir: Water Pipit causeway e end [n basin side] 1345 (BirdGuides)
  • Stanwell: 60+ Fieldfare W toward Stanwell Moor 1155 (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stocker's Farm: Kingfisher, 2 Stonechat in scrub by grand union canal (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 3 Redwing s, 31 Fieldfare sw (Neil Batten)
  • Symondshyde Farm: 4 Yellowhammer along track from Fm toward Hatfield se of mound TL205109, c100 Linnet e of mound TL206111 [both just w/i Ldn Recording Area] (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 4 Yellow-legged Gull 2 ad & 2 2cy (Stuart Darbyshire tweet)
  • Tooting Common: 11 Fieldfare W 10:30, 1 Skylark W, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Town Park, Enfield: 2 Kingfisher chasing, 4 Common Darter incl pr ovipositing (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Wigeon, 7+ Little Egret, 30+ Redwing, 10+ Tree Sparrow tytt'r fm (Alan Gardiner via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat [m & f n of boardwalk & m on reedmace at Bomb Crater], c30 Fieldfare low N, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 16 Canada Geese paddocks (Alastair Dent)
  • Wandsworth Common: 120 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing & 45 Starling W 0750-0830 (Nick Rutter)
  • Wanstead Flats: a flushed Short-eared Owl briefly over brooms harassed by Crows 1020 (Tony Brown tweet & blog)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Water Rail, Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine, Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Teal, 8 Common Gull, 10 Fieldfare W (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodoaks Farm: Little Owl, 2 Stonechat, 50 Linnet (Geoff Lapworth via Herts BC)
  • Worcester Park: 120 Fieldfare on fields then W (Bob Smith)

Wednesday 24th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 6 Redwing, 6 Jackdaw, 3 Song Thrush, 5+ Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Starling, 30+ Woodpigeon, 15+ Chaffinch, 3 Common Gull, Meadow Pipit, Redpoll h, Kingfisher Wood Green Res 0745-1000 (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Mediterranean Gull 1w, Caspian Gull nr-ad & 6 Yellow-legged Gull in roost evng (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Ardleigh Green: 60 Fieldfare N (Paul Hawkins per ELBF FB)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, 2f Blackcap (Conrad Ellam)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: 30 Fieldfares & 10 Redwings (Patrick English)
  • Garden Wood: 20+ Redwing (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Jack Snipe viewable fr e hide though not as close as last winter, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail calling, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff (John Bushell, Conrad Ellam & Richard Green)
  • Hendon NW4: Tawny Owl, Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Jack Snipe railway pools TQ292515 at 14:20 (Gordon Hay via Surrey BN)
  • Hornchurch: 200 Fieldfare N (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: 31 Barnacle Goose (Tony Quinn per Surrey BC); BGs were on res till flushed by speedboats (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Kensington Gardens: Kingfisher long water, 3 Treecreeper pm (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 8 Common Snipe, 7 Mandarin, 12 Meadow Pipit over S/SW, 5 Water Rail, Peregrine (WWT website); 11 Common Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 f Pintail, 1 Cockatiel, 2 Mistle Thrush (Martin Honey, B. Page, S. Fogg)
  • London Zoo: 11 Siskin S (Sam Jones)
  • Morden Hall Park: Yellow-browed Warbler w/ tit flock Wetland boardwalk n end 0930-0935 but not reloc'd, f Brambling, 3 Siskin, Peregrine, vismig 2 Redpoll, 2 Linnet, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 7 Redwing over 0815-0930 (Nick Rutter); no sign YBW 2-5pm except poss call at reedbed entrance, 150 Fieldfare & 30 Redwing N, Brambling n meadows (Arjun Dutta tweet)
  • Queens Wood N10: 2 Redpoll E 14:20, 1 Common Buzzard W 14:40 (Trevor Wyatt)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Pintail, 2 CATTLE EGRET still, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 18 Avocet, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 12+ Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 8+ Stonechat, Rock Pipit (Chris Farthing tweet); 2 Tree Sparrow E (David Smith per ELBF FB); also 3 Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl (per ELBF FB); 4 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 11 Curlew, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret upper pen pond still 0705 (BirdGuides); Short-eared Owl, Dartford Warbler, Brambling (S.Read per JW); also Barn Owl evng (Dilshan Muthalib tweet)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Swallow, 2 Stonechat, Lesser Redpoll (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • St James's ParkMediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 12 Shoveler, 16 Teal, Little Grebe, Common Snipe, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Treecreeper, 8 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 13 Siskin (Jack Headley via Kent OS); also Wigeon, 17 Pochard, Little Egret nr kingfisher_hide (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Bittern, 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher am (Brenda Chanter tweet)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 5 Water Rail 3 lake & 2 wetlands, 2 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch [first since Jan 2017], Stonechat in screening station field, Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin (John Hughes via Croydon Birders); 2 Stonechat nr wet meadow pm (John Birkett)
  • Staines Moor: 2 Barn Owl (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Tooting Common: 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Blackcap, 2 Pied Wagtail, 100 Starling (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Trent Park: 2 Little Grebe lower lake, 3 Mandarin Duck 2m 1f, Sparrowhawk, 55+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Goldcrest, 5 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Siskin; 2 Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Little Egret 3 fishing lake & 1 main gp, Kingfisher nr main gp causeway, Cetti's Warbler singing by causeway, Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing am (David Booth tweet); 22+ Tree Sparrow main gp hedge by fdrs, 200+ Starling & 80+ Fieldfare in field nr high viewpt, 8+ Redwing, Redpoll over pm (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC & Twitter); 8 Wigeon main gp, 5 Little Egret fishing lake (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Upper College Farm: 2 Stonechat, 53 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4+ Lesser Redpoll, 1+ Siskin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Meadow Pipit (Ian Stewart, Jack Headley)
  • Walthamstow Marsh: 2 Peregrines, f Kestrel, pr Stonechat, Fieldfare 11-12.30 (Lol Bodini)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: flock of 60+ Fieldfare N over Lockwood & roosted in East Marsh at dusk (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: Great Egret S over Alex then SE over Manor Park, 2 Stonechat, 7 Fieldfare, 6 Song Thrush W, 16 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 20 Siskin, 17 Chaffinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 15 Shoveler, 10 + Gadwall, 2 Teal, Barnacle Goose, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Bob Vaughan)
  • Wanstead Park: 2 Little Egret, 40 + Teal, 30 + Shoveler, 30 + Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe Great Crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin (Nick Croft)
  • Woodoaks Farm: 2 Little Owl, 3 Stonechat (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)

Tuesday 23rd October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 10 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, 2 Siskin S, 2 Skylark NW, 30+ Chaffinch, Jackdaw, 4 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Woodpigeon, 3 Stock Dove, 25+ Starling W, Common Gull, Kingfisher, juv Mute Swan Wood Green Res 0745-1045 (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Erith: 125 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 2 Rock Pipit alighted on upturned shopping trolley on foreshore at end of Corinthian Manorway (Eric Brown)
  • Hertford: Little Egret & Kingfisher along R Beane by Cowbridge TL325125 (James Russell via Herts BC)
  • Kensington Gardens: Water Rail h Long Water n end reeds 0905-0910 at least (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 27 Greylag, 67 Wigeon, Shelduck, 5 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff, 16 Redwing SW (WWT website)
  • Northaw Great Wood: Raven over, 3 Marsh Tit, 12 Lesser Redpoll (per Herts BC)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 CATTLE EGRET still 0810 (RBA tweet); also 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Fieldfare, 80 Goldfinch (RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still Upper Pen Pond (H.Bostock per JW)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still, 6 Siskin NW (Frank Nugent)
  • Southwark Park: 6 Redwing am, 1 Peregrine (John Cadera)
  • Totteridge Valley: Stonechat, 3 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, Redwing, 2 Bullfinch, Grey Wagtail, 11 Common Gull, 44 Rook, Common Buzzard, Kestrel (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Grey Heron, 9 Mandarin Duck 7m 2f lower lake, 46 Black-headed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 4 Siskin alders nr Water Grdn; 2 Small Copper, Speckled Wood (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Barn Owl flew from Lockwood Res bank to Wild Marsh East where it appeared to land 0945 (David Bradshaw, Lol Bodini, Terry Rawlings)
  • Wanstead Flats: Jack Snipe flushed from Alex landed near the Ditch of Despair, 14 Linnet, 2 Siskin, 30 + Chaffinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 20 + Song Thrush (mostly W), 13 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 200+ Wood Pigeon, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 9 Skylark, Little Egret, 5 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, Barnacle Goose, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel (Nick Croft/Jono Lethbridge)
  • Wanstead Park: 61 Gadwall, 52 Teal, 17 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, Water Rail (Nick Croft)
  • Woodoaks Farm: 2 Stonechat nr rubble heap (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)

Monday 22nd October 2018Edit

Note to vismiggers: Thx for all vismig 'timeframes' but NB if you put it in front of a vismig species-count then it will be confused with the latter by Excel [data software] so pls kindly place it at the tail-end of your list; for an example, see Alexandra Park from y'day.

  • Alexandra Park: Red Kite W 0800, 12 Redwing, 3 Siskin, 2 Redpoll, Linnet, 10+ Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, 2 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 25+ Starling, 2 Lapwing NE, 18 Jackdaw, 50+ Woodpigeon, 2 Stock Dove, 10 Common Gull, Kingfisher Wood Green Res 0730-1100 (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Great Egret N over Gt Hardmead L viewpt 0915 (Chris Gibson via Twitter & Herts BC); Mediterranean Gull 1w in Gt Hardmead L roost evng still (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Barn Elms PF: 4 Whooper Swan N 07.50, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Little Egret NW, Water Rail in Beverly Brook, 4 Stock Dove SW, 2 Collared Dove SW, 2 Mistle Thrush N, Blackbird N, 90 Starling NW, 2 Skylark S, 9 Meadow Pipit over, 3 Goldcrest, Brambling W, 32 Chaffinch NW, 24 Goldfinch SW, 2 Linnet SW, 4 Greenfinch N, 3 Siskin S; Red Admiral SW high in the cold (R.Kaye)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Chafford Hundred: 11 Little Egret left roost 0640, Sparrowhawk, 6000 Woodpigeon, 8 Goldcrest, 3 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 100 Starling, 26 Chaffinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Siskin all S 0720-0900 (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Dungeon Hill: 6 Skylark, m Stonechat wheatear_meadow (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Enfield Lock: Raven on pylons nr R Lea then N 1046 (Neville Smith)
  • Finchley: gdn N3 vismig 88 Woodpigeon SW, Starling W, 5 Chaffinch W, Fieldfare N, Grey Heron W 08:00-08:10 (Samuel Levy)
  • Finsbury Park: 2 Nuthatch by Green Lanes (Simon Bradley)
  • Frays Farm Meadows LWT: Reed Bunting, Brambling, 3 Lesser Redpoll, Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, Fieldfare, 7+ Siskin, 8+ Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, Kingfisher (Dan Pinkham)
  • Greenwich: Peregrine, Sparrowhawk (Ray Crouch)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail from Saturday probably still present (John Bushell)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Jack Snipe & 3 Common Snipe The Moors 1200 (Steve Spooner via Surrey BN); 1 JS & 2 CS still 1600 (Andrew Pearce via Surrey BN)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, Jack Snipe main lake isl 21, 5 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull 1w main lake, Skylark SW, 3 Fieldfare W, Stonechat, 8 Meadow Pipit 6 marsh & 2SW (WWT website)
  • Primrose Hill: vismig 18 Woodpigeon S, Skylark SW, Song Thrush NW, Stonechat W 0740, 32 Starling W, 2 Grey Wagtail over, Meadow Pipit W, 11 Chaffinch NW, 2 Greenfinch NW, 2 Redpoll NW, 14 Siskin NW 0715-0915. Dawn flight much reduced despite wind-switch to N. (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 CATTLE EGRET still (Simren Soor per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: Woodcock [area 36] over and across lake 13:00, Great Spotted Woodpecker nearby, Green Woodpecker over Open Air Theatre (G. J. Francis)
  • Richmond Park: Short-eared Owl, m Ring Ouzel, 2 Dartford Warbler (S.Read per JW); Great White Egret still, Grey Wagtail, 2 Treecreeper (James Owen); Dartford Warbler m 11.45 (R Dunne); 3 Teal, 25 Pochard, 35 Cormorant, 4 Stock Dove SW, 2 Linnet over (J.Wilczur)
  • Rye Meads NR: 12 Common Snipe, 2 Great Black-backed Gull fr gadwall_hide, 3 Stonechat on HMWT meadow, Green Sandpiper fr draper hide (Allan Meadows via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still, Linnet S (Frank Nugent)
  • St Paul's Cray: The Brook 1 Kingfisher (Jack Headley)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Bittern, 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher (Mike Dent per ELBF FB)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 3 Yellowhammer N together early-am (Neville Smith)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 singing Blackcap, 2 Pied Wagtail (Neil Batten)
  • Surbiton FB: 3 Common Sandpiper (Nigel Jackman)
  • Thames Barrier Park: ad Mediterranean Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull ad 2cy 1cy (Stuart Darbyshire tweet)
  • Tooting Common: 40 Woodpigeon, 3 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit SW 0740-0920, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Gull (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 9+ Wigeon, Little Egret, 15 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Tree Sparrow (TyttGP tweet); also 2 Tree Sparrow tytt'r fm hedge (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Stonechats, f Wigeon E Warwick 11.00, Water Rail h WW, 2 Common Gulls (Lol Bodini, David Bradshaw)
  • Wanstead Flats: No sign of Rustic Bunting by 15:30, back to the grind then: 5 Stonechat, 4 Redpoll, Brambling, 5 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Meadow Pipit (a lot of these had moved on overnight), 6 Skylark, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 7 Wigeon, 40 Teal, 88 Gadwall, 28 Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Common Buzzard (Nick Croft/Charlie Clarke)

Sunday 21st October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: vizmig 3 Swallow SW, 42 Jackdaw, 2 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, 20 Siskin W, Lesser Redpoll h, 120+ Chaffinch, Linnet, 26 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare WNW, 225+ Starling mostly NW, Little Egret NE, 40+ Woodpigeon mostly W 0800-1200, Chiffchaff, 3 Common Gull Wood Green Res; Small Copper, Common Blue (APOG Birders)
  • Banstead: Skylark, 58 Fieldfare, 93 Redwing, 5 Meadow Pipit, 72 Chaffinch, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Banstead Woods: Grey Heron, 230 Woodpigeon, 8 Skylark, 4 Blackbird, 90 Fieldfare, 1100 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 38 Starling, 3 Pied Wagtail, 13 Meadow Pipit, 31 Chaffinch, Brambling, 4 Linnet, 23 Siskin, Yellowhammer hither field 0740-1010 (David Campbell via CFBW BG tweet); also Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Song Thrush, Stonechat, 10 Greenfinch, Bullfinch (David Campbell et al via CFBW BG blog)
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: esc'd Harris's Hawk 1250 (Marc McLoughlin tweet)
  • Blackfriars Bridge: Yellow-legged Gull s bank nearby (Stuart Darbyshire tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzards 12.00 & 12.30, 10 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, Brambling over & 63 Chaffinch (Brent Birders); also 2 Little Egret, 5 Green Sandpiper (Shailesh Patel tweet)
  • Canons Farm: incl Sparrowhawk, 8 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Jay, 11 Skylark, 2 Chiffchaff, 38 Starling, 24 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 24 Chaffinch, Linnet, 3 Siskin over, 4 Yellowhammer (David Campbell, Roy Weller, Paul Goodman et al via CFBW BG)
  • Dulwich Park: 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Siskin, 1 Kestrel, 100+ Redwings over, 4 Fieldfare over, 50+ Woodpigeons, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, many Goldcrests, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30+ Goldfinches 07:20-08:30 (Paul Collins)
  • Dungeon Hill: m Stonechat betw wheatear_meadow & top of Hill pm (Ian Ward tweet)
  • Finchley: gdn N3 - Reed Bunting over 10:44 [1st rec] (Samuel Levy)
  • Hackney Marshes: Peregrine on pylon outside FBs 1800 then unsuccessful hunt over football pitches (Alastair Dent)
  • Hartham: Kingfisher canal by PFs (James Russell via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Jack Snipe The Moors small pool n of path still am (BirdGuides/Surrey BN)
  • Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Raven around BT mast still then SW 1300 (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  • KGV Res: 2 Black Redstart (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Lamorbey Park: Little Grebe, Peregrine, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker (Mike Amos)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Pintail, Jack Snipe, 8 Common Snipe, Grey Wagtail, 61 Wigeon, 15 Meadow Pipit S/SW (WWT website)
  • Pishiobury Park: 11 Siskin (John slee via Herts BC)
  • Plaistow: Crossbill S over Balaam St E13 (Kevin McManus)
  • Primrose Hill: vismig 80 Woodpigeon S, Collared Dove S, 11 Redwing W, 10 Starling W, Grey Wagtail W, 7 Meadow Pipit W, 120 Chaffinch W, 12 Greenfinch W, 4 Redpoll over, 7 Siskin S 0705-0905 (Twitter)
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: vismig Brambling over, but only 3+ Chaffinch, flock of 200+ Fieldfare NW, 95+ Woodpigeon NW, 300+ Starling, 3 Siskin, also Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, 9 Gadwall, 6 Teal (Stuart Fisher)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 2 CATTLE EGRET nr Aveley Pool (Jack Headley tweet); also 4 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 18 Avocet, 140 Lapwing, Ruff, Green Sandpiper (RSPB per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Great Egret still on Upper Pen Pond early-am (J.Wilczur per FJM); Cetti's Warbler h w side of Upper Pen Pond reedbed (S.Read); 3 Red-crested Pochard, 22 Pochard, Little Egret, 34 Meadow Pipit, 3 Linnet over; 2 Red Admiral, Small Copper, Willow Emerald (J.Wilczur, S.Woolfenden); Great Egret still on Upper Pen Pond 16:30, plus Kingfisher (Philip Briggs)
  • Selsdon Estate: 1 Brambling, 3 Siskin, 27 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, Woodpigeons migrating and fdg on fairways, 14 Blackbirds, 1 Blackcap, Jackdaws 0655-0810 (John Birkett)
  • Southfields: m Pheasant walking down Granville Rd driveway c9am - a site record (B. Page via Martin Honey)
  • Staines Reservoir: Goldeneye, 2 Black-necked Grebe still (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: Kingfisher & singing Cetti's Warbler by R Colne (Melvin Barnett via Herts BC)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 4 Pheasant, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, Common Snipe, 5 Stock Dove, 19 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 30 Redwing, 3 Rook, 3 Reed Bunting, 25+ Linnet (Neil Anderson)
  • Thames Barrier Park: 2 Caspian Gull 1w 3w (Dante Shepherd)
  • Tooting Common: 9 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Siskin, 5 Chaffinch, 16 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit & 1 Pied Wagtail all SW, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel 8.30-12.30 (Alan Wilkinson); also 45 Redwing S/SW 7:30-8:00, 11 Chaffinch W, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker (James Hudson tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley: 229 Redwing W, 8 Song Thrush W, 8 alba wagtail E, 114 Chaffinch W, 18 Black-headed Gull W, 10 Common Gull W, 5 Meadow Pipit W, 7 Stock Dove NW, 5 Fieldfare W, 71 Starling W/NW, Brambling W, 12 Goldfinch SW, 11 Siskin SW, 107 Woodpigeon SW, 5 Greenfinch W, 4 Grey Wagtail NW, Redpoll SW, 3 Linnet S, 2 Skylark W 07:10-09:40; also Ring Ouzel in Old Gropper Field still, 3 Coal Tit, 11 Goldcrest, Bullfinch, Little Owl (Samuel Levy & Simon Worsfold)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 6 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (per Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 10 Pied Wagtail, 8 Linnet, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch on paddocks, 1 Meadow Pipit Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: RUSTIC BUNTNG still nr Long Wood (please give the bird some room), Water Pipit fdg on Alex (NC/Marco Johnson), 10 + Meadow Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Brambling, 5 Linnet, 10 + Chaffinch, 2 Siskin (Forest Gate going towards the flats), Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 500 + Woodpigeon, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 6 Skylark, Chiffchaff (Wanstead Birders)

Saturday 20th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: vismig Brambling foy low S calling then landed in gdns, 163 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 4 Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, 11 Meadow Pipit, 66 Jackdaw, 42 Redwing, 26 Fieldfare, c10 Blackbird, 85 Starling, 166 Woodpigeon 0730-1100; 2 Shoveler & 2 Common Gull Boating Lake, Kingfisher Wood Green Res (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2f Pintail, Wigeon, Jack Snipe, 13 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Stonechat, vis-mig 2 Brambling, 957 Woodpigeon, 16 Stock Dove, 168 Fieldfare, 36 Redwing, 32 Blackbird, 45 Jackdaw, 54 Chaffinch (Brent Birders)
  • Brook Farm, Upminster: 11000 Woodpigeon, 62 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit & 742 Starling all S 0715-0830 (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Canons Farm: Red Kite, 4 Common Buzzard, 96 Fieldfare, 10 Yellowhammer (Roy Weller per CFBW BG)
  • Croham Hurst: vismig 2 Siskin, 1 Skylark, 70 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 5 Blackbird plus locals, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4+ Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 73 Woodpigeons, 366 Feral Pigeons 0740-0900, also 1 Sparrowhawk (John Birkett)
  • Dulwich Park: 30 Chaffinch S, 90 Redwing S/E in 4 grps 8.00a.m. (Dave Clark)
  • Ealing Broadway: Grey Wagtail low over rooftops (Neil Anderson)
  • Foots Cray Meadows: calling Cetti's Warbler (Jack Headley)
  • Gallions Reach: Common Buzzard, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, 3 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Meadow Pipit, 20 Crossbill NW 11.20 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Water Rail (per John Bushell)
  • Greenwich Park: Common Snipe over, Common Buzzard, 286 Woodpigeon, 4 Skylark, 6 Blackbird, 115 Fieldfare, 260 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 45 Starling, 8 Meadow Pipit, 170 Chaffinch, Brambling, 2 Greenfinch, Redpoll, 37 Siskin (Jo Beale tweet)
  • Hampermill Lake: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Ben Norcott via Herts BC)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill vismig 147 Jackdaw 134 NW & 13 S, 600 Woodpigeon mostly S, 200 Chaffinch NW, 25 Greenfinch NW, 40 Linnets SW/S, 10 Siskin NW, 50 Goldfinches over, 1 Redpoll N, 50 Redwing NW, 2 Song Thrush NW, 10 Blackbirds, 1 Fieldfare perched in tree, 2 Skylark N, 3 Meadow Pipits over and 2 alba wagtails S 0815-1015 (Pete Mantle)
  • Kensal Green Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery: 1 Kestrel, 3 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark over (Charlie Farrell)
  • KGV Res: 7 Brambling (Neville Smith per ELBF FB); 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Brambling w/ 60+ Linnet flock; Clouded Yellow helice (Andrew Middleton) pics
  • Lamorbey Park: Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 24 Canada Goose, 2-4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Tufted Duck, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2-3 Redwing, Nuthatch, Jay, 2 Jackdaw (Mike Amos)
  • London Colney: Peregrine on lights M25 jn 22 (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • London Wetland Centre: Wheatear, 8 Meadow Pipit, Siskin S, 5 Skylark W, Common Buzzard, 6 Common Snipe, Sparrowhawk (Oscar Dewhurst); 8 Common Snipe, Grey Wagtail, flock of c20 Goldfinch, 1 Water Rail h (Martin Honey et al.); also 4 Water Rail, Peregrine, Blackcap, 28 Redwing SW, Stonechat, 2 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Maple Cross; c55 Fieldfare & c500 Redwing WNW 0730-0830 (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Middlesex Filter Beds: 15 Redwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Teal, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Rhys Evans)
  • Mill Hill: Red Kite low over Hale Ln just s of double mini-rbt (Samuel Levy)
  • Morden Hall Park: Ring Ouzel, Hawfinch S 0800, 3 Crossbill (BirdGuides)
  • Northolt & Greenford CP: 4 Egyptian Geese, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk m & f, 3 Siskin; 2 Migrant Hawker, Small White (Neil Anderson)
  • Pinner: Tawny Owls vocal around Lloyd Crt garages 06:00 (Richard Francis)
  • Pishiobury Park: 33 Fieldfare NW in 3 flocks am (John slee via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill: vismig 208 Woodpigeon S, 4 Skylark over, 2m Ring Ouzel WSW 0810, Blackbird W, 5 Fieldfare & 42 Redwing SW, 8 Song Thrush over, 1-2 Stonechat [circled twice in an hr], 27 Starling SW, Grey Wagtail W, Pied Wagtail N, 90 Meadow Pipit & 57 Chaffinch mostly W/NW, Linnet, 5 Redpoll, 9 Goldfinch & 3 Siskin over 0710-0910 (Twitter)
  • Rainham Marshes: Bittern, next to CATTLE EGRET for a few mins then flew to w side of Aveley Flash showing for an hr then lost to view (Frank Nugent); 2 Cattle Egret (Roy Woodward, Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB); f Merlin (Eugene Dillon-Hooper per ELBF FB); 4 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Buzzard, 18 Avocet, 4 Curlew, 194 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Common Snipe, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 30 Redshank, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Jay, 46 Jackdaw W, 2 Bearded Tit, 17 Skylark, 21 Blackbird, 48 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, 9 Song Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 11 Stonechat, 22 Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin (Vic Wakerling, Jonathan Wasse, Howard Vaughan et al via ELBF FB); 3 Water Rail, juv Peregrine (Alan Lewis, Tom Bell per ELBF FB); c40 Wigeon, 12 Teal (Howard Vaughan blog); Woodlark, Mealy Redpoll (per Howard Vaughan via Birding London FB)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Great Egret Upper Pen Pond then 2W 1305 & 1 still fishing in reed area 1500 at least best viewed fr c/p side of pond (Paula Redmond); 1 Marsh Harrier f-type SSW over Lawn Field 14.56 (Franko J Maroevic)
  • St Albans: 700+ Woodpigeon flocks of 20-100, 16 Jackdaw, Skylark, 40+ Fieldfare, 25+ Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit, 7+ Chaffinch, Brambling, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch over gdn by Foxcroft PF in 30min am (Rupert Evershed tweet)
  • Shrewsbury Park: Tawny Owl h 1900 (Tim Rymer tweet)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 2 Water Rail, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, 37 Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, 2 Siskin (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Ring Ouzel sw cnr in plane tree (per Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: 6 Fieldfare, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Water Rail h, 22 Lapwing, 5 Bearded Tit, 2 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 18 Redshank, 1 Raven; 1 Grey Seal downriver, 5 Cetti's Warbler h 09.00-10.45 HT (Roger Keith)
  • Thorndon CP: incl 7+ Nuthatch, 5+ Redwing, 5+ Brambling fdg in beeches s of vc & 3 Bullfinch over n section, Kestrel mobbing Common Buzzard s section am (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Tottenham Marshes: Wild Marsh E - vismig Brambling, 262 Redwing, Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 65 Jackdaw, 6 Meadow Pipit, 65 Starling, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin 7.30-9am (Stuart Fisher)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: 441 Redwing W, 16 Song Thrush W, 325 Chaffinch W, 27 Linnet W, 9 Brambling W, 47 Meadow Pipit W, 221 Fieldfare W, 12 alba wagtails NW, 54 Goldfinch NW, 158 Starling NW, 3 Redpoll W, 22 Siskin W, 25 Stock Dove S, 4 Grey Wagtail NW, 1700+ Woodpigeon SW, 29 Cormorant SW, 2 Greenfinch W, 43 Jackdaw SW, 13 Skylark N, Reed Bunting N, Mistle Thrush S, also 2 Ring Ouzel dropped into Old Gropper Field w end 09:11 1 left high S 09:41 - 07:25-10:00, m Firecrest singing Old Gropper Field w end, 3 Mandarin Duck, 127 Black-headed Gull, 26 Common Gull, 19 Goldcrest, 14 Rook, 3 Bullfinch, Grey Heron, f Stonechat owl_field, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 2 Little Owl, Lapwing folly fm, 2 Chiffchaff (Samuel Levy)
  • Trent Park: 2 Eurasian Teal upper lake, Grey Heron leucistic upper lake, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Nuthatch; 2 Red Admiral, 4 Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 12+ Wigeon, 3+ Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler singing by scrape, Stonechat below high viewpt & Lesser Redpoll main gp (TyttQP tweet)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat nr boardwalk, Kestrel, 26 Canada Geese, 12 Linnet, 3 Pied Wagtail; Clouded Yellow (Jon Agar)
  • Wanstead Flats: RUSTIC BUNTING still 2.30pm (Jon Agar) Barn Owl (first since 1993), 2 Little Owl, Ring Ouzel, 94 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 20 + Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 3 Redpoll, 3 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, 170 + Jackdaw, 18 Pied Wagtail, 15+ Meadow Pipit, 17 Skylark (9 W), 2-3 Common Buzzard, 2-3 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, c700 Woodpigeon (Wanstead Birders)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Water Rail, Yellow-legged Gull, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 30 Shoveler, 140 Jackdaw S in 2 flocks, 100+ Redwing, 600+ Woodpigeon, an embarrassing number of unidentified flyover finch flocks (Chris Farthing); Clouded Yellow over LWT side mid-aft (Sam Jones)

Friday 19th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Common Snipe W foy, 201 Jackdaw mostly W [largest flock 77], 2 Skylark, Reed Bunting, 15 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll NE, 3 Linnet, m Peregrine, 3 Common Gull, 2 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 4+ Blackbird, Kingfisher Wood Green Res, 2 Shoveler Boating Lake (APOG Birders); Grey Wagtail Boating Lake (Eduardo Lopez-Salas)
  • Amwell NR: 5 Whooper Swan fr viewpt 0730-0740 then left (Amwell Birding tweets); Whinchat Gt Hardmead L in reeds in front of viewpt (per Herts BC - posted soon after dark)
  • Banstead Woods: incl Little Owl nr perrotts farmhouse, Tawny Owl, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Bullfinch (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Goldcrest, 40+ Skylark incl 20+ S, Fieldfare, 5 Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 6 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 4 Yellowhammer (Paul Goodman/Ian Magness per CFBW BG); also Reed Bunting (per CFBW BG)
  • Clapham: Common Buzzard mobbed by crow over The Chase (Ollie Stone-Lee)
  • Colley Hill: Ring Ouzel 1655 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Crayford Marshes: Long-tailed Blue butterfly male on bank betw yacht club & Dartford Crk flood gate (John Denton per John Archer)
  • East India Dock Basin: Red Kite & Common Buzzard circled together 12:55 then drifted E, Blackcap f, Little Egret, 76 Teal (John Archer)
  • Greenwich Park: Sparrowhawk, Blackcap (Ray Crouch)
  • Gunpowder Park: 2 Stonechat flycatching 15:55, Reed Bunting, c60 Redwing in small grps, 4 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, Cetti's Warbler calling from riverbank (Martin Shepherd)
  • Harefield: Tawny Owl, Barn Owl 7am scrubland overlooking Broadwater L TQ048898 (Dan Pinkham)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 50 Jackdaw W (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher (Tom Moulton)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: m Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Meadow Pipit over (Neil Batten)
  • Leyton Flats/Snaresbrook: Firecrest in ivy behind court, 30 Gadwall, 5 Teal; vismig 500+ Woodpigeon, Common Snipe, 60 Redwing, 18 Fieldfare, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, 27 Chaffinch, 9 Linnet, 5 Skylark (Stuart Fisher)
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Water Rail, 8 Common Snipe, 4 Chiffchaff, 24 Redwing S, Stonechat, 7 Meadow Pipit incl 4W, 6 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Long Ditton: Great Egret N/NE toward Surbiton midday/am (BirdGuides)
  • Maple Cross: 111 Redwing WNW 0730-0830 (Chris Bessant via Herts BC)
  • Mogador: 5 Stonechat, 5 Crossbill E late-aft (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Old Park Wood HWT: Raven over E 8am (Dan Pinkham)
  • Primrose Hill: vismig 270 Woodpigeon S, 17 Redwing SW 0725, Song Thrush NW, Mistle Thrush SW, 45 Starling W, Grey Wagtail N, 21 Meadow Pipit NW, 3 Hawfinch fos W 0825, 9 Chaffinch NW 0705-0905 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 25 Wigeon, 7 Pintail, 220 Teal, 7 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, CATTLE EGRET still, 4 Little Egret, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 17 Avocet, 9 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 105 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin, 5 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, 200 Woodpigeon, Barn Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Kestrel, juv Peregrine, 306 Jackdaw W by 1030 [site record], 12 Rook, 12 Skylark, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, 43 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 8 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 37 Chaffinch, Brambling (Howard Vaughan, Patrick Hart, RSPB via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: m Dartford Warbler (P.Redmond); 26 Lapwing over incl flock of 21 high W, 250+ Woodpigeon S, 7 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail W, Grey Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 90+ Redwing W, 6 Song Thrush W, 175 Starling W, 50+ Chaffinch W, Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur, P.Pentek); 2 Common Snipe (F.Maroevic, N.Jackman); 20 Stonechat, 70+ Fieldfare W (RPBG); 1 Common Buzzard nr Roehampton Gate (Keith Bates)
  • Riddlesdown: c30 Woodpigeon S/SW, 10 Skylark, 14 Meadow Pipit, Siskin over, 4 Blackbirds, 10 Redwing, Song Thrush 0805-0920, also Kestrel (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Ruislip Lido/Woods: 15 Pochard, 5 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, Skylark circled low over Lido then S, 13 Redwing incl 5 fdg in rowan, 2m Bullfinch fdg on rowan berries (Neil Anderson)
  • Russia Dock Woodland: Blackcap f; Willow Emerald Damselfly (Conrad Ellam)
  • South Norwood CP: incl m Wigeon [1st since Oct 2016], 4 Water Rail, Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Stonechat (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • South Norwood Lake: incl 5 Fieldfare S/SW, 3 Redwing, 3 Siskin 0745-0915 (John Watson via Croydon Birders)
  • Swanscombe Marsh: m Marsh Harrier, 22 Lapwing, 5 Redshank, 9 Skylark, 6 Stonechat, 12 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit, Brambling, 3 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Raven (Andrew Self); 84 Woodpigeon high S, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler h, 1 Raven, 1 Blackcap, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Reed Bunting, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Lapwing, 28 Gadwall & 3 Wigeon on river, 34 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 1 Rock Pipit, 11 Stonechat [2 groups of 4 & 5 and 2 singles], 1 Curlew, 2 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 8 Cormorant fishing Broadness Pt, Great Black-backed Gull [regular ringed bird WF5T] (Roger Keith)
  • Tooting Common: 1 Reed Bunting SW, 1 Skylark SW, 5 Meadow Pipit SW, 1 Siskin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff (Alan Wilkinson)
  • Wanstead Flats: RUSTIC BUNTING still S-side Long Wood (@WansteadBirding on Twitter at 08:42) Rustic B still present at 11.15 (Quentin Given). Showed well until sunset, though can get lost. 3 Reed Bunting, Redpoll, 10 +Chaffinch, 2 Liinnet, 2 Stonechat (m & f), 7 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff and one that looked tristis like (though that could have been a trick of the light) –all on Alex, 10 + Meadow Pipit, 10 + Skylark, f Wigeon, 17 Shoveler, 21 Gadwall, 10 + Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel (Nick Croft)
  • Warren Gorge: CATTLE EGRET [W 0640] & Great Egret [S 0710] left roost at Chafford Gorges EWT, RICHARD'S PIPIT SW over EWT reserve 0715 (Alan Shearman via BirdGuides & ELBF FB); also 5 Little Egret, 8000 Woodpigeon S 0730-0900, 3 Goldcrest, Fieldfare, 62 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush, 8 Meadow Pipit (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB); 5 Common Buzzard W (David Darrell-Lambert per ELBF FB)
  • West Putney, SW15: juv Marsh Harrier SW 09.45, Yellowhammer SE 11.00, 5 House Sparrow S (R.Kaye)
  • Woodford Green: Hawfinch high S over trees 9.02am (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: gdn vismig 9 Linnet E, 6+ Meadow Pipit N, 47 Chaffinch W/E, 2 Cormorant SW, 2 Mistle Thrush W, 3 Redwing W, Siskin h and 45 Woodpigeon S 7:40-8:20 (Isaiah Rowe)

Thursday 18th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 9 Skylark 6W 2N 1NE, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Lesser Redpoll S, 9 Siskin W, 15 Fieldfare E, 60+ Jackdaw 50+ N & 11 E, Peregrine, 2 Little Egret N, Chiffchaff, 2 Common Gull Wood Green Res, Shoveler Boating Lake, Reed Bunting h just s of site 0750; Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral (APOG Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Coal Tit (Conrad Ellam)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Little Grebe, 300 Black-headed Gull, Chiffchaff (John Bushell)
  • Hendon NW4: 2 Tawny Owl, Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • London Wetland Centre: Common Buzzard roosted wildside then N am, 2 Jack Snipe & Caspian Gull 1w main lake, 6 Skylark [1 fr headley hide am & 5 NW/N], Stonechat, 15 Redwing SW, 4 Meadow Pipit, 4 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Primrose Hill: vismig incl Fieldfare N, 7 Redwing N, 2 Song Thrush NW, 100 Starling W, 2 Meadow Pipit NW, 55 Chaffinch mostly NW, Brambling NW, Siskin NW 0710-0910 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: m Ring Ouzel (Russell Sherriff, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 7 Pheasant, CATTLE EGRET, 16 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 10 Avocet, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Common Snipe, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Skylark, Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 22 Blackbird, 12 Song Thrush, 12+ Stonechat, 30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 5 Siskin, 18 Reed Bunting (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Raynes Park: gdn - m Great Spotted Woodpecker attacking the bug hotel (P. Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Rook high S 0940, prob Honey-buzzard circling high over Roehampton drifted towards Park then veered & glided towards Wimbledon Common 1340 (J.Wilczur); 4+ Common Buzzard, 32 Lesser Black-backed Gull high SW in v-formation 1300, 17 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 20 Redwing W, 8 Mistle Thrush, 3 Magpie high S, 2 Raven, 210 Starling WNW, 40 Chaffinch over; Red Admiral high S (J.Wilczur, P.Pentek); Ring Ouzel m briefly 7.45am in hawthorns n of Pen Ponds, plus 14 Blackbirds, 4 Blackcaps and 57 Cormorants on Pen Pond 8.15am (Tony Duckett)
  • Teddington: Kingfisher at Teddington Lock Isl (Mike Foster)
  • Tooting Common: Yellow-browed Warbler se of lake 10:15-12:00, 3 Meadow Pipit SW, 1 Skylark SW, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing (Alan Wilkinson, Peter White, James Hudson); Y-bW still showing well 1355, Lesser Redpoll over (Steve Woolfenden tweet)
  • Trent Park: f Tufted Duck upper lake, 2 Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Pied Wagtail, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper; Weasel, Clouded Yellow, Peacock, Red Admiral, 7 Small Copper, Speckled Wood (Robert Callf)
  • Twickenham: Little Grebe at Eel Pie Isl (Mike Foster)
  • Wanstead Flats: RUSTIC BUNTING showing on and off most of day around burnt patch; 14:15 (Andrew Self), still 1510 at least (Twitter); still showing s of Enclosure at 1645 (Tim H), Stonechat, Yellow-Browed Warbler called infrequently (one heard yesterday on SoM in park: Bob Vaughan) also 2 Fieldfare over N this morning (John Cadera) Willow Emeralds on Alex (Chris Farthing) Common Buzzard E, Brambling circling over Alex calling, 4 Lesser Redpoll (Ian Stewart). Peregrine over at 13:20 (James Hudson); 3 Hawfinch N along Bush Wd c11.50am (Stuart Fisher); late juv Hobby over (Eugene Dillon-Hooper tweet)
  • West Putney, SW15: one to get the naysayers who love to try and suck the joy out of birding in a lather - TAWNY PIPIT flew SW calling all the while 11.10 nice one RK - grateful for yr glitch-free posts, Kestrel migrant high W, 59 Woodpigeon SW, 5 Redwing NE, 69 Starling NW, 9 Meadow Pipit mostly SE, 4 Skylark SW, Rook SW, Dunnock circled, 8 Linnet SW, Siskin NW, 45 Chaffinch mostly NW, 4 Lesser Redpoll S, Reed Bunting NW (R.Kaye)
  • Wimbledon Common: Honey-buzzard reported high over windmill c2pm (per Les Evan-Hill tweet)
  • Woodford Green: Short-eared Owl S over canopy escorted by corvids 9.18am imaged (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Tree Sparrow w/ House Sparrows on horse field (Bill Reid per Bob Smith)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark over (Charlie Farrell)

Wednesday 17th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 90+ Redwing mainly W/SW, Fieldfare SSW, Song Thrush S, 85+ Starling, 9 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chaffinch, Chiffchaff (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Water Pipit briefly on Gt Hardmead L isl fr white hide 1035 then S [presumably the Water/Rock Pipit that flew over 0930] (Barry Reed via Herts BC & Twitter)
  • Bankside SE1: f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff at e end of Tate Modern (Reuben Braddock)
  • Banstead: 2 Fieldfare, 120 Chaffinch & Brambling W early-am before drizzle (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe, 11 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Water Rail, Cetti’s Warbler, Little Egret, 2 Common Gull (Steve Blake)
  • Brimsdown: Ring Ouzel by Mossops Creek, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Andy Middleton)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, 10 Chaffinch, Jackdaw over (Conrad Ellam) 
  • Chingford Plain: 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Swallow S, 60+ Fieldfare (Andy Middleton) 
  • Forty Hall CP: Kingfisher along Turkey Brook, f Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, 3 Chaffinch (Robert Callf) 
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park: Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Ped Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff (Richard Green, John Bushall) 
  • Hackney Marshes: 1 Goldcrest in scrub outside the filter beds, 2 Redwing over, 3 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe on Old R. Lea (Alastair Dent) 
  • Hendon NW4: Tawny Owl (Toby Mylett) 
  • Ladywell Fields: Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tom Moulton/Sue Gore/Judith Simmons)
  • Lea Valley Olympic Park: Cetti's Warbler, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail (Richard Harrison)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Common Snipe, 39 Greylag Goose, 123 Teal, 6 Siskin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Mistle Thrush over NE (WWT website); 13 Common Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, 6 Siskin w/ Goldfinch flock (Martin Honey, B. Page, T. Wright)
  • Mayflower Park: 2 Meadow Pipit SE, Chiffchaff (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Park Hill RG: m Blackcap in nearby gdn (John Parish via Croydon Birders)
  • Rainham RSPB: 45 Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 2f Common Scoter, CATTLE EGRET, 14 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 145 Lapwing, Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, m Ruff, 35 Dunlin, 6 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 210 Redshank, 700 Woodpigeon S, pr Bearded Tit, Coal Tit, 13 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 3m Blackcap, 17 Blackbird, 155 Redwing, 19 Song Thrush, 12+ Stonechat, 4 Pied Wagtail, 36 Meadow Pipit, 7 Water Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 39 Chaffinch, Brambling, 21 Greenfinch, 140 Linnet, 58 Goldfinch, 6 Siskin (Howard Vaughan blog)
  • Raynes Park: gdn - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff calling (P. Redmond)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Ring Ouzel 1 SW over Pen Ponds 0845 & 1 in hawthorns Sawyers Hill 1130 (J.Wilczur, P.Pentek); 16 Greylag Goose, Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, 2 Swallow, 8 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling Hawthorn Valley (P.Pentek); m Dartford Warbler Pond Slade (S.Redlinger per JW); 10 Great Crested Grebe, Common Snipe, 17 Blackbird in hawthorns, 420+ Starling incl 120 W, 260 Chaffinch SW/W, Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur)
  • Rotherhithe: Grey Wagtail Thames foreshore (Rich Tobin)
  • Sanderstead: 2 Swallow W over Briton Hill Rd 1120 (John Birkett via Croydon Birders)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Redwing & Fieldfare sheep field, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, 6 Siskin (Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 7 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, Tawny Owl seen & h over toward cemetery 0630, 3 Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 9 Redwing, 11 Fieldfare, 3 Grey Wagtail, f Bullfinch, Siskin over (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Stanborough Reedmarsh: 20 Redwing, m Stonechat (Keith Dean via Herts BC)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: 2 Yellow-legged Gull ad 3cy (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Sydenham Hill Wood: 3 Firecrest (Steven Robinson)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Chiffchaff, Skylark, c20 Siskin, 8 Redwing, 5 Teal, 2 Rook, Common Buzzard, f Kestrel (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Goldfinch, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat m f, Treecreeper (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 15+ Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 4 Common Snipe & Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail am (TyttGP tweet); Cetti's Warbler main gp still below high viewpt 1630 (Rupert Evershed tweet); also 2 Water Rail & 2 Yellowhammer main gp, 23+ Redwing, 3 Siskin over (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Verulamium Park: 5 Fieldfare S (Bill Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Lapwing, 4 Mistle Thrush over, singing Chiffchaff & Cetti's Warbler Lockwood 9.45-11am (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: RUSTIC BUNTING found on pitches by Coronation Copse and then into Vis Mig Hawthorns by burnt broom, associating with Wagtail and Pipit in ploughed area (per Nick Croft); Yellow-browed Warbler Alexandra Lake w island 1540-1625 at least, RB photographed Long Wd enclosure c5pm (Jonathan Lethbridge via Twitter/BirdGuides); Short-eared Owl, 2 Little Owl, 70+ Meadow Pipit, 16 Pied Wagtail, 12 Skylark, 37 Chaffinch, 50+ Goldfinch, 18 Siskin, 6 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting, 70+ Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 40+ Blackbird, 5 Mistle Thrush, 6 House Martin, 5 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 17 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 6 Shoveler, Common Snipe (Nick Croft/Rob Sheldon)
  • West End nr Essendon: incl c30 Linnet TL254094 (Roger Buxton via Herts BC)
  • Whitewebbs Park: 26 Mandarin Duck 18m 8f ornamental pond nr King & Tinker PH, 4 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Worcester Park: 3+ Linnet fdg, large numbers of Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blackbirds & Pied Wagtail all dropped onto horse fields late-at (Isaiah Rowe) Hi Isaiah how many Chaffinch did you see? Best wishes Bob Smith
  • Wormwood Scrubs: pr Stonechat (Francis O'Sullivan)

Tuesday 16th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Redpoll NW [first of autumn], 18 Chaffinch, 11+ Skylark & 42 Meadow Pipit mostly SW/W, Redwing, Chiffchaff, 7 Jackdaw, Kingfisher Wood Green Res; 4+ Willow Emerald Conservation Pond, 5 Common Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small White (APOG Birders)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 5 Teal at Lady's pond fdg in unusual amount of mud due to very low water level, m Sparrowhawk (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe fr main hide, 11 Common Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Canons Farm: 4 Stonechat reads bottom (Geoff Barter tweet); 2 Swallow, 20 Redwing, 4 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, 300 Chaffinch NW, 2 Brambling reads rest cottages, 7 Yellowhammer, m Reed Bunting (Ian Magness/Geoff Barter per CFBW BG)
  • Crossness: 5 Little Egret, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Redshank, 7 Common Snipe, 5 Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam & Tom Moulton) 
  • Enfield Island Village: Yellow-browed Warbler 09:05 in willows along R Lea s of Rifles site calling frequently and seen briefly, was with 2 Chiffchaff and a tit flock (Martin Shepherd)
  • Gallions Reach: 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Redshank, Skylarks moving through (Kevin McManus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Kingfisher Sanctuary Pond (BirdsMBS walk)
  • Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Raven still, 15 Skylark (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  • Kensal Green: 7 Mistle Thrush over (Charlie Farrell)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Raven high se 13:00 (Neil Batten)
  • Leatherhead Station: 24+ Barnacle Goose low nnw 18:30 calling continuously (Neil Batten)
  • Lilly's Wood, Orpington: 8 Robin, 7 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 7 Goldfinch, 21 Blue Tit, 24 Ring-necked Parakeet, 13 Carrion Crow, 10 Jackdaw, 5 Blackbird, 7 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet & 2 Skylark E from adjoining arable farmland, 44 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 19 Great Tit, 1 Reed Bunting landed in hawthorn scrub then E, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 11 Chaffinch, 2 Jay, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Magpie, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Meadow Pipit E from adjoining arable farmland 11.30-12.45. Temp - 18c. Cloud - 0pc. Wind - F1. Precip - Nil. (Jamie Fletcher) [site ref TQ481649] RSPB Bromley LG site-description
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Jack Snipe grazing marsh & main lake, Common Buzzard wildside, 2 Skylark S, 7 Common Snipe, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: 13 Linnet & 2 Meadow Pipit S (Sam Jones) Hi Sam. Grateful for yr sightings but per standard data format, pls put totals before species names, not after - thx.
  • Perivale Wood: Common Buzzard circling wood and later mobbed by Crow am (Martin Smith)
  • Rainham RSPB: Jack Snipe (Ian Baker per ELBF FB); CATTLE EGRET, 3 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier m f juv-f juv-m, 3 Common Buzzard, 130 Lapwing, m Ruff, 17 Jackdaw, 40 Skylark, 31 Meadow Pipit W, 21 Greenfinch, 38 Chaffinch W, 300 Linnet, 60 Goldfinch, Siskin (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 13+ Skylark SW, 16 Meadow Pipit SW, 2 Grey Wagtail, 22 Redwing W, Dartford Warbler elusive at Lawn Field, flock of 24 Magpie W, 29 Starling W, 30+ Chaffinch W, 22 Greenfinch S, Linnet S, Snow Bunting SW 10.15 - thanks to R.Kaye for the alert; 6 Red Admiral S, Speckled Wood (J.Wilczur)
  • Rye Meads NR: Brambling (Toby Spall via Herts BC)
  • St Albans: incl 5+ Skylark, 28+ Redwing, 2+ Mistle Thrush, 1+ Grey Wagtail, 2+ Meadow Pipit, 15+ Chaffinch, 2 Linnet & 2 Corn Bunting over gdn by Foxcroft PF in 30min am (Rupert Evershed via Twitter & Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Yellow-browed Warbler called 4x at se cnr of Pk 1405 but not seen (David Darrell-Lambert tweet)
  • Sanderstead Station: Skylark over, also Chaffinch and Sparrowhawk (John Birkett)
  • Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve: Green Sandpiper (Jack Headley); Water Rail h (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood: 4+ Redwing h over 1930 (Gavin Hawgood via Croydon Birders)
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: 1 Grey Wagtail over, 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; Red Admiral and Speckled Wood (Charlie Farrell)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, m Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper; 2 Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 11 Common Snipe, 25+ Common Gull, Peregrine, 3+ Skylark top field, Cetti’s Warbler h fr main-gp causeway [Tytt Fm end] still, 4+ Tree Sparrow (TyttGP tweet)
  • Vauxhall: Sparrowhawk flying along train tracks (S Elvin)
  • Wanstead Flats: Rock Pipit fdg w/ Meadow Pipit in ploughed area then E, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 13+ Skylark, Wheatear [latest by 2 days], f Stonechat, Common Snipe, 20+ Chaffinch W, 2 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Gadwall (Nick Croft) NC - thx as always for totals but again, pls don't put a space between the count and the plus-sign - otherwise MS Excel [LNHS data-s/w] looks for a 2nd number to add to the 1st.
  • Wanstead Park: 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Redwing, 96+ Gadwall, 60+ Teal, 9 Shoveler, 2 Wigeon, 500+ Jackdaw going to roost, 2 Little Egret, 8 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe (Nick Croft)
  • West Putney, SW15: Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Collared Dove local, 5 Woodpigeon SW, Magpie high W, 6 Redwing W, 2 Blackbird NE, Fieldfare SW, 5 Mistle Thrush 3 SW 2 local, 8 Skylark mostly SW, Woodlark SW 10.00, 11 Meadow Pipit SW, Grey Wagtail local, Nuthatch local, 153 Starling NW, 109 Chaffinch mostly NW, 2 Brambling SW/NW, 47 Siskin mostly NW, 6 Linnet SW, 4 Greenfinch 3 N 1 local, House Sparrow local, Snow Bunting SW 10.10; 4 Red Admiral SW, Speckled Wood (R.Kaye)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Wheatear, 2 Water Rail, Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)

Monday 15th October 2018Edit

  • Bankside SE1: f Blackcap next to Tate Modern, 3 Great Black-backed Gull 2 ad 1 juv next to Southwark Bridge (Reuben Braddock)
  • Battersea Park: 3 Teal 1m 2f (Jack Hill)
  • Bow Creek: 2 Little Egret (Frank Nugent)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • East India Dock: 90 Teal, Cetti's Warbler, 1 Gadwall (Frank Nugent)
  • Fairlop Waters: Yellow-browed Warbler h calling from willow/sallow scrub on se edge of lake c10:20 but not seen, c12 Chiffchaff, 6 Meadow Pipit, Skylark over (Joe Dickens)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Lapwing, Curlew, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank, ad Little Gull, ad Mediterranean Gull 1000-1200 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Helicon Lake: Cetti's Warbler (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ringed White Stork still (Gordon Hay per Dave Harris tweet)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Whooper Swan still (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows: 2 Teal, 4 Gadwall, Pochard [v rare at this site], Common Snipe, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, 4 Redwing, 25+ Song Thrush, 30+ Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2+ Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff, 5 Coal Tit, 8+ Goldcrest, Yellowhammer, Siskin, Bullfinch (Simon Papps)
  • Leyton Marsh: f Stonechat (Jan Dobbie)
  • London Wetland Centre: 120 Teal, Black-tailed Godwit & Jack Snipe main lake, 8 Common Snipe, 13 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 50+ Redwing S/SE, 11 Meadow Pipit, 5 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Pynesfield South Lake: 2 Goldeneye f & juv m, Cetti's Warbler (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: Short-eared Owl flushed from e bank water-side over Horton Rd landing in rough grass c1300, Hobby hawking briefly along e bank & over SC yachts c1300, 1-2 Rock Pipit [1 ne side fdg on gravel at 2400m c1300 & same/another later flew down e bank to pier area] (Adam Bassett via Berks BN)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET (Andy Tweed, David Smith, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 7 Grey Plover (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); m Common Scoter (Fraser Simpson, Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB); 3 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier 2m f juv, 8 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still (Bob Husband)
  • Sanderstead: Firecrest calling & briefly singing in gdn Briton Hill Rd (John Birkett)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 3 Sand Martin W 16:10, Red Kite, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff (Martin Shepherd)
  • South Norwood CP: Water Rail, 8 Chiffchaff (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Thames Barrier Park: Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (Frank Nugent)
  • Totteridge Valley: 5 Rook, 3 Common Gull, 6 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, c100 Starling, Bullfinch (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: Great Crested Grebe imm lower lake, 6 Mandarin Duck, Common Buzzard, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 5+ Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Valentines Park, Ilford: 11 Cormorants, 3 Heron and a Little Egret (Barbara Miller)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Meadow Pipit, 9 Linnet, 40+ Starling rear paddocks, 3 Stonechat [2 m and f to e fence to cow field 1 m to Bomb Crater Pond] (Jan Dobbie)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Snipe & f Wheatear still Lockwood; Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, c100 Shoveler, c30 Gadwall, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler & 1m Blackcap s side (Lol Bodini)
  • West Thurrock: Riverside - Curlew, 23 Redshank, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Grey Wagtail, 73 Linnet, 67 Goldfinch, Black Redstart 1w ('RB' [not Alan Shearman] per ELBF FB) Sorry for the mis-ID Alan
  • Woodford Green: m Sparrowhawk over 8.48, Chiffchaff through 9.37am, Grey Wagtail over 9.40, 2 Swallow N low over canopy 15.59, 2 Mistle Thrush over 16.34 (Ken Murray)

Sunday 14th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: WeBS highlights - Northern Shoveler, m Aythya hybrid and Little Grebe on Boating Lake, Kingfisher twice over Wood Green Reservoir (APOG)
  • Amwell NR: Caspian Gull 1w Gt Hardmead L still (Mike Ilett via Herts BC)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 19 Shoveler, 19 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 6 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 16 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Water Rail, Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 8 Jay, Skylark, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, Firecrest, 13 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 6 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 23 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 43 House Sparrow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 28 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, f Pintail, 7 Little Egrets, Cetti's Warbler (Brent Birders)
  • Canons Farm: 2 Brambling, 2 Swallow S, 50+ Skylarks, 6 Yellowhammers, Reed Bunting, 3 Stonechat, 3 Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 400+ Chaffinch NW (Roy Weller); also 8 Sand Nartin, 150 Starling, 35 Redwing, 6 Linnet (Paul Goodman/Roy Weller per CFBW BG)
  • Hendon: m Tawny Owl h briefly N Hendon 2325 (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: 1 Whooper Swan [the Staines Res bird] early-aft, 1 Pintail (Chris Turner tweet); late Common Tern juv (Dave Harris tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit wader scrape still, Green Sandpiper & Redshank main lake, 5 Chiffchaff, 31 Redwing incl 28SW, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Siskin (WWT website); also 3 Jack Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Stonechat, 5 Common Snipe, 14 Meadow Pipit S/SW, 6 Reed Bunting (Oscar Dewhurst et al.)
  • Panshanger Park: 13 Mandarin, 2 Green Sandpiper (Tim Hill per Herts BC)
  • Petersham Meadows: 2 Meadow Pipit; Common Seal in Thames just off slipway (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Purfleet: 23 Teal, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 106 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 14 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 186 Redshank, 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet & 2 Rock Pipit Thames foreshore (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Queen Mother Reservoir: 2 Rock Pipit [1 s side by white railings 1300 & 1 ne side c400m to R of sailing club 1340] (Marek Walford via Berks BN)
  • Rainham Marshes: CATTLE EGRET still w/ cattle am (Mark Wardman tweet); CE still pm, also 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, c100 Redshank, 7 Golden Plover, 16 Dunlin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 10 Common Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 7 Wigeon, 6 Pintail, 3-4 Little Egret, Common Buzzard (Jack Headley per ELBF FB): Water Pipit (Patrick Hart); 2 Water Pipit, Caspian Gull 2w (Dante Shepherd); also 9 Pintail, 4 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Ruff, Barn Owl, Kestrel (James Heal per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 3-5 Redwings in hawthorns, Dartford Warbler gorse enclosures (Hugh Bradshaw); 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret (J.Wilczur)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Great Egret TL387102 (Callum Peel via Herts BC)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 207 Canada Goose, 350 Greylag, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose, 5 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, Wigeon, 71 Mallard, 18 Teal, 5 Pochard, 93 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 25 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 23 Cormorant, 31 Moorhen, 166 Coot, 49 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 77 Black-headed Gull, 11 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Jay, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrush, Black Redstart snipe_bog lake, 8 Siskin (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 1 Whooper Swan still on s basin till 09.30 at least (Chris Hazell per FJM)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: n side - Peregrine, m Sparrowhawk, c25 Teal HM isl, Green Sandpiper relief channel, long-staying f Wheatear still [14th day at least], 2 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat distantly on Tottenham Marshes 10-11.15 (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Park: 7 Wigeon, 65 Teal, Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe (Tony Brown tweet)
  • Waterworks NRJack Snipe (Frank Nugent)
  • West Dulwich: 5 Redwings over nr Dulwich College (Paul Collins)

Saturday 13th October 2018Edit

  • Beddington Farmlands: Woodlark W early-am (BirdGuides)
  • Brent Reservoir: Jack Snipe from main hide, Dunlin, 14 Common Snipe, f Pintail, Common Buzzard over, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Brent Valley Park (Greenford Bridge to Hanwell Zoo): 55 Mallard, 20 Teal, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Common Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Swallow S fdg over meadow; 2 Speckled Wood (Neil Anderson)
  • Dungeon Hill: incl Skylark E 1440, 5 Siskin SW into Great Soloms Wd 1445 (Duncan Jennings via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Enfield Lock: Red-legged Partridge in housing estate evng (Neville Smith tweet)
  • Hackney: Common Buzzard over pm (Josephine Wheeler tweet)
  • Hendon NW4: Tawny Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ringed White Stork The Moors NR pool still 1725 (Josephine Snell tweet)
  • Lee Valley, Netherhall GP: 2 Raven E, chased by Peregrine (Simon Papps & Neil Murphy)
  • London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit wader scrape & Jack Snipe main lake island 21 still, 4 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 8 Chiffchaff, Stonechat, 7 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET still aveley pools fr butts hide 1025 (Simon Worsfold tweet); CE still fr n boardwalk pm (Jonathan Wasse tweet)
  • Richmond Park; 1 Fieldfare on hawthorns (Hugh Bradshaw)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Bittern briefly fr bittern_watchpt in first reedbed-channel to left of hide 1515 (BirdGuides); 2 different Bittern seen (per Brenda Chanter tweet)
  • Staines Reservoir: Whooper Swan s basin 4pm (Rob Innes per Dave Harris tweet); flew S 1750 (Dave Harris tweet)
  • Stocker's Lake: Hobby thru 1145, Cetti's Warbler singing n side, 5 Chiffchaff incl 3 singing, Siskin S (Stephen Younger via Herts BC)
  • The Commons LNR: 2 Marsh Tit, 7 Redwing (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Trent Park: Small Heath at Old GC - my latest ever (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Peregrine, Stonechat (Eduardo López-Salas)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel long wd enclosure 0815 (James Heal tweet)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Cetti's Warbler h still 0810 (Andrew Steel tweet); also 12 Wigeon, Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 13 Common Snipe, 8 Common Gull, Kingfisher, c20 Redwing am (TyttGP tweet)

Friday 12th October 2018Edit

  • Amwell NR: Barnacle Goose, Mediterranean Gull 1w & 2 Raven Gt Hardmead L am (Barry Reed via Herts BC); Barnacle Goose, Mediterranean Gull still in roost evng (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Arrandene Open Space: Common Buzzard overhead mobbed by crows, 2 small flocks of Redwing through (Carol Turnham)
  • Belvedere: 9 Ringed Plover (James Palmer)
  • Brookmill Park: Little Egret, Kingfisher, Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: Common Buzzard, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (James Palmer)
  • Deptford: 3 Redwing h over 0030hrs - my first of the autumn (Mike Paice)
  • Greenwich Park: 2 Redwings & 10 Chaffinches through, quiet - no sign of Hoopoe in a check of suitable areas up to 09.00 (Joe Beale)
  • Hampstead Heath: Skylark NW, 8 Greenfinches SE, 20 Chaffinches NW & Song Thrush N Parliament Hill, also 20 Goldfinches at Education Gdn (Pete Mantle)
  • Hendon NW4: Nuthatch (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: ringed White Stork & Jack Snipe still, 2 Common Snipe all on The Moors NR pool 1400 (Dudley Cox via Surrey BN)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 6 Mandarin, 32 Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit wader scrape, 2 Coal Tit, 14 Redwing SW, Grey Wagtail, 2 Siskin (WWT website)
  • Pinner: The Croft Park Red Kite swooping on Crow, 4 Goldfinch, Jay (Nigel Barratt)
Cattle Egret (6)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET still, Black Redstart briefly by bridge over Mardyke, 3 Wigeon, 5+ Pintail, Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, 65 Lapwing, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, 15 Skylark, Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat, 8 Redwing, 13 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Raven (Andrew Self); also 12 Pintail, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 3 Avocet, 4 Curlew, 2 Common Snipe, Kestrel, Jay, 7 Stonechat (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB); 2 Bearded Tit (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB); Swallow (per Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Swallow (Friday BG)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still, Kingfisher, 6 Shoveler, Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Peregrine (Frank Nugent)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: incl 21+ Wigeon, 2+ Little Egret, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler main gp to left of high viewpt still, 57 Redwing, 1+ Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Siskin (Tytt'r Birders via Herts BC); also Water Rail h nr scrape & 3 Common Snipe main gp (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: f Wheatear Lockwood still at 11am (Lol Bodini)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Yellow-legged Gull, Sparrowhawk, 4 Teal (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross: Raven am (Paul Lewis via Herts BC)
  • Worcester Park: influx of 90 Stock Doves 40 on horse fields & 50S (Bob Smith) Bob, thx for adding spaces. Sorry for any confusion but the single space you added before the first bracket ( not the two after as shown here ) is all we needed. If still unsure about spacing around your name, just follow the example of other posters.

Thursday 11th October 2018Edit

  • Amwell NR: Yellow-legged Gull 1w, 2 Raven, 2 Stonechat m f fr viewpt am (Phil Ball per Amwell Birding tweet); Caspian Gull 1w & 2 Yellow-legged Gull in roost evng, 2 Stonechat before 5pm (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Bankside SE1: 20+ House Sparrow inside Park St housing estate - regular site but first seen here for a while (Reuben Braddock)
  • Banstead: 70 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 45 Redwing & 2 Song Thrush all S/W (Steve Gale)
  • Brent Reservoir: Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 13 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler, 26 Redwing (Andrew Self)
  • Gallions Reach: 20 Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 5 Skylark incl 4S 1120 (Kevin McManus tweet)
  • Glebelands LNR: Common Buzzard, 11 Pied Wagtail (James Palmer)
  • Greenwich Park: Hoopoe on deck betw burial grounds & Henry Moore sculpture c1430 (Ella Risbridger tweet w/ Caroline O'Donoghue [casual/non-birders])
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill - Peregrine and Common Buzzard over, also 40 Redwings W, 30 Woodpigeons N and 1 Redpoll NE (Pete Mantle)
  • Hendon NW4: Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: White Stork w/ ring & missing several flight feathers on R wing 1000 (Gordon Hay per Dave Harris tweet); WS on watercolour lagoons bank pm (Jason Simpson via Surrey BN)
  • Kew Gardens: 71 Mandarin Duck, 31 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe. 2 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest. (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 367 Redwing W, 40 Song Thrush W, 40 Chaffinch W, 4+ Chiffchaff (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: Peregrine flying around Charing Cross hospital, Jack Snipe relocated early-aft on grazing marsh, m Stonechat and 2 Meadow Pipit on grazing marsh, 27 Egyptian Geese main lake & grazing marsh & reservoir lagoon, 1 Willow Warbler calling s route, 5 Common Snipe, increasing numbers of Wigeon (Martin Honey); also 11 Chiffchaff, 65 Redwing SW/S, 2 Stonechat scrape, 13 Meadow Pipit grazing marsh (WWT website)
  • Maple Lodge NR: [permit only] Great Egret (BirdGuides)
  • Muswell Hill GC: Common Buzzard (James Palmer)
  • Panshanger Park: 3 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 4 Redwing (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Pymmes Park: 3 Little Grebe, f Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Nuthatch (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham RSPB: 8 Pintail, 300 Teal, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, imm Spoonbill, CATTLE EGRET still, 3 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 120 Lapwing, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 12 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 200 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 225 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 2 Siskin, 17 Reed Bunting (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: m Wigeon, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Cormorant - highest count this century, 2 Water Rail h, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven, 15+ Siskin (J.Wilczur, P.Pentek)
  • South Norwood CP: incl Common Gull, 4 Skylark foy, 8 Chiffchaff, 62 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail (per John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Stanborough Reedmarsh: Stonechat thistle field nr reedbed (Keith Dean via Herts BC)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 2 Redwing s, 2 Pied Wagtail (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Buzzard, 1w Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mandarin 2m f, m Shoveler, Sparrowhawk (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Cetti's Warbler main gp still in reed border below high viewpt 1500 (Rupert Evershed tweet); also 16+ Wigeon, Common Snipe & 2 Siskin main gp (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC); incl Green Sandpiper fishing lake (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m f on boardwalk fence, 1 Meadow Pipit and m Kestrel over Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel long wd 0740 (Jonathan Lethbridge tweet); c100 Redwing, Stonechat, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 3 Gadwall, Barnacle Goose (Nick Croft/Chris Goodwin)
  • Worcester Park: Whinchat on horse field (Bob Smith); gdn vismig 2 House Martin, 38 Redwing S/SW & 5 Chaffinch W, also prob Reed Bunting over Worcester Pk Stn (Isaiah Rowe)

Wednesday 10th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 15+ Jackdaw W, m Peregrine, Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Caspian Gull 1w & Yellow-legged Gull ad in roost evng (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Brent Reservoir: Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Haynes)
  • Brockley: Barriedale Allotments - c15 Redwing 16.00 (Keith Chambers)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Goldcrest (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness marsh: f Marsh Harrier low in marsh circled then high ne over river (Michael Mac)
  • Dagnam Park: Yellow-browed Warbler TQ548932 by ponds non-calling with tit flock seen well 13:30, BLACK KITE low E seen well 15:50 (Colin Jupp per Andrew Middleton); also Red Kite (Colin Jupp per ELBF FB)
  • Deptford Creek: Little Egret (Ray Crouch)
  • Forty Hall CP, Enfield: 69 Canada Goose (Clive Herbert)
  • Gallions Reach Park (South Bank): Hen Harrier (ring tail-white rump visible) high over Thamesmead circled then S, m Kestrel, Meadow Pipit (Michael Mac)
  • Hendon NW4: Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: Jack Snipe showing reasonably well The Moors on pond e of path TQ287511 at 0905, 2 Common Snipe (Ken Noble via Surrey BN)
  • Horsenden Hill: 20+ Redwing S am (Martin Smith)
  • Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Raven around BT mast still at dawn - presumed overnight roost (David Jobbins via Essex BwS)
  • Kennington Park: m Pheasant (Twitter)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe still, 10 Common Snipe, Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing W, 2 Linnet W, 3 Siskin S (WWT website)
  • Mayflower Park: Common Buzzard SE (Bob Smith)
  • Morden Cemetery: Little Egret over (Bob Smith)
  • Nonsuch Park: Yellowhammer, Kestrel and 2 Mistle Thrush (Isaiah Rowe)
  • North Mymms Park: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Stonechat, Siskin (per Herts BC)
  • Oakwood Station: Painted Lady nectaring on ivy flowers 16:45-16:50 at least (Robert Callf)
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Gannet (Tony O’Brien per ELBF FB); 3 Pochard, CATTLE EGRET still, 3 Little Egret, f Sparrowhawk, 4 Marsh Harrier 2juv f m, 4 Avocet, 4 Curlew, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Common Common Snipe, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 3 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 80 Linnet, 60 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still, Kingfisher, 5 Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: 8 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, Coal Tit, Nuthatch (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Bittern fr bittern_watchpt evng (Cath Patrick tweet)
  • Southfields, SW18: Goldcrest fdg in holm oak at bottom of gdn - unusual visitor (Martin Honey)
  • Trent Park: imm Great Crested Grebe caught two fish lower lake, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper; 19 Small Copper (Robert Callf); also 15 Mandarin 9m 6f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Cetti's Warbler main gp calling still at Tytt'r Fm end of causeway 1020 (Alan Gardiner tweet); CW still there 1800 (Graham Knight tweet); 5+ Wigeon main gp, 4 Little Egret fishing lake, 2+ Tree Sparrow tytt'r fm (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Stonechat n of boardwalk, 2 Meadow Pipit paddocks & Bomb Crater Field (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Peregrine, Kingfisher, f Wheatear & 2 Meadow Pipit Lockwood, 25 Moorhen on weir by Low Maynard 11-12pm, also 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper at dusk (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: Whinchat [our latest by 5 days apparently], Stonechat, 2 Swallow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 7 Skylark, 3 Siskin, 10+ Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, 8 Shoveler, Yellow-legged Gull, Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Snipe, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: Skylark calling over, Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit S, 5 Redwing S, 5 Chaffinch W/S/N, 2 Stock Dove and Siskin h (Isaiah Rowe)

Tuesday 9th October 2018Edit

  • Amwell NR: ad Yellow-legged Gull in roost, Tawny Owl calling at dusk, Stonechat fr viewpt (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Bayhurst Wood area: Redwing, Stonechat, Little Owl pre-dawn (Dan Pinkham)
  • Beddington Farmlands: 3 Brambling, 40+ Chaffinch W (Peter Alfrey, Roger Browne) Brambling pics here
  • Brent Reservoir: vis-mig - Stock Dove, 4 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Song Thrush, Redwing, 13 Starling, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin (Brent Birders)
  • Brookmill Park: Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Croham Hurst: vismigging began with a Common Buzzard mobbed by Crows at 07:24 then SE; in an hour at the viewpoint 65 Redwing 37 SW & 28 SE/S, 3 Siskins, 1 Fieldfare SE, 1 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch, 445 Feral Pigeons 430 SE & 15 NW 07:24-08:40 (John Birkett)
  • Dungeon Hill: Stonechat long hill (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife FB)
  • Hendon NW4: 2 Tawny Owl, Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Great Egret W over viewing area 0739 (Shaun Harvey tweet); also 6 Grey Partridge, 2 Coal Tit (Shaun Harvey per ELBF FB)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Green Sandpiper (Tony Quinn per Surrey BN)
  • King George V Reservoir: 3 Goosander, Goldeneye, 4 Wigeon, 2 Wheatear, 40 Meadow Pipit, 50 Linnet, Common Buzzard; Clouded Yellow (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe, 3 Common Snipe, Peregrine, Stonechat fenceline & 3 Meadow Pipit all grazing marsh, also Skylark W, 4 Chiffchaff (WWT website)
  • Morden Hall Park: Siskin W 0905 calling (Ian Ward tweet)
  • Newgate Street: 4 Red Kite, 3 Hobby ad & 2 juv, Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfare, c40 Meadow Pipit, 4 Siskin (per Herts BC)
  • Pinner: The Croft Park 10+ Goldfinch flock, 8 Long-tailed Tit flock, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Jay (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: vismig Rook fos SW 0810, 4 Swallow S 0840, 19 Starling SW, 0 Redwing, Song Thrush SW, 13 Meadow Pipit over, Rock Pipit [foy & site tick] low WSW 0815, 3 Greenfinch over, 28 Chaffinch mostly W 0650-0850 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET still 1215 purfleet scrape (Howard Vaughan via RSPB blog); CE still present mid-aft and showing well (Andrew Gouldstone); Cattle Egret fr vc 15:00, also 53 Lapwing, Ruff, Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, Common Buzzard, 2-3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher (Jack Headley tweet); also 2 Little Egret, 2 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Water Pipit, 16 Meadow Pipit, 8 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, Kingfisher (Howard Vaughan via ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 3 Brambling (S.Read per JW); Dartford Warbler (per Jan Wilczur)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: Stonechat (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Yellow-browed Warbler reported at 1st boardwalk c1310 (RSPB tweet)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Green Sandpiper fr willow hide (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Little Owl calling along relief channel path n of Nights Pits (Neville Smith)
  • Southall: Red Kite over low 11:15 (Phil Belman)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff (Frank Nugent)
  • South Norwood CP: incl 9 Chiffchaff, 16 Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: Sparrowhawk, 3 Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher, Hobby, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Stonechat (Jim Sweetland tweet); also Common Buzzard, 6 Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Totteridge Valley/Darlands Lake: Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, 23 Rook, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Common Gull [first of autumn], 1 Teal h at Darlands but water levels still very low; Small Copper and 2 Speckled Wood (John Colmans)
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Buzzard, imm Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Stonechat imm & ad m (Pete Lowman); imm Great Crested Grebe preening & wing-stretching & flapping, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Stonechat m & f Old GC, 22 Jackdaw; f Common Blue, 11 Small Copper, 2 Red Admiral (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 10+ Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler [found by Rupert Evershed; 1st site record] main gp causeway at Gdn Wd end in reeds around water-pump - h & seen once 1615-1730 at least, Chiffchaff (per Herts BC)
  • Wandsworth Common: c10 Shoveler, f Teal, Cormorant, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Pied Wagtail (Peter White tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Great Egret [the IV bird above] W 0801 (Jonathan Lethbridge tweet); Fieldfare, Redwing, Stonechat, 3 Chiffchaff, Swallow, 7 Linnet, 10+ Chaffinch, 14 Greenfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Buzzard, 4-5 Sparrowhawk, 9 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Skylark, 10+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail (Nick Croft)
  • William Girling Reservoir: relief channel - 5 Green Sandpiper, Common Snipe, 8 Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Egret (Chris Farthing)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Kingfisher, Teal (Chris Farthing)
  • Worcester Park: 40 Fieldfare W (Vicky Hoban per Bob Smith)

Monday 8th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Ring Ouzel 1+ m landed briefly in poplars for c5min then W c08:45, 19 Redwing mostly W, 12 Fieldfare SE, 5 Linnet, 25+ Chaffinch, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Jackdaw N, 2 Shoveler Boating Lake and poss ad Yellow-legged Gull reported (APOG)
  • Amwell NR: Barn Owl past viewpt, 25 Common Gull, Caspian Gull 1w & Yellow-legged Gull in Gt Hardmead L gull_roost evng (Ron Cousins tweet)
  • Banstead: 4145 Redwing, 308 Chaffinch, 7 Fieldfare & 7 Brambling W (Steve Gale)
  • Battersea Park Lake: 1 Teal (Lady's Pond), 2 pr Mandarin (most to date), 35 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1 Greylag, 4 Great Crested Grebe (3 juvs), 1 Little Grebe (Michael Mac)
  • Brent Park: incl 16 Gadwall (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • Brookmill Park: 2 Kingfisher (Conrad Ellam)
  • Crossness: 20 Lapwing, 30 Black-tailed Godwit & Rock Pipit foreshore, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 6 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting am (Donna Zimmer tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: 300+ Redwing over, 8 Meadow Pipit (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife FB)
  • East Dulwich SE22: 1+ Brambling in a group of three finches W over gdn, 2 Redwing W (Steven Robinson)
  • Gallions Reach: 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Redshank, 2 Skylark (Kevin McManus)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill - 120 Redwing W/NW, 80 Chaffinches W/NW, 25 Siskins, 25 Goldfinches & 15 Greenfinches over, Skylark W, 5 Black-headed Gulls N/NE, 1 Common Gull S, 5 Meadow Pipits and 5 Goldcrests 0815-0915 (Pete Mantle)
  • Highams Park lake: Wigeon, 7 Gadwall (Joe Dickens)
  • Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Curlew N, Jack Snipe railway pools, Rock Pipit over (Gordon Hay per Dave Harris tweet)
  • Kentish Town: 3 Swallows W over Pedro's Cafe 1415 (Pete Mantle)
  • Kings Cross: Sparrowhawk chasing small birds N over Lloyd Baker St 08:50 (Reuben Braddock)
  • Lake Farm Country Park, Hayes: 44 Redwing NW, 10 Mistle Thrush NW, 23 Skylark NW, 36 Chaffinch NW, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 9 Redwing, 5 Red Kite (Dave Morris per FJM)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe, 4 Common Snipe, 7 Siskin, Redwing NW, Peregrine, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 19 Greylag Goose (WWT website); 2 Jack Snipe (Simon Fogg)
  • Lower Chingford: f/p s of William Girling Reservoir - 4 Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (James Palmer)
  • Mill Hill: 79 Redwing W apex cnr 0735-0750 (Simon Worsfold tweet)
  • North Finchley: c15 Redwing W 8.15 (John Colmans)
  • Rainham RSPB: 2 Pintail, CATTLE EGRET, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 13 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Dunlin, 212 Redshank, Caspian Gull 1cy, 4 Kestrel (Andy Tweed et al per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: Brambling (M.Lewis per JW); Great Spotted Woodpecker high W early-am - presumed migrant, 11 Skylark over, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, alba wagtail SW, 360 Redwing W, 49 Fieldfare W, 75 Chaffinch W, 2 Linnet, 75 Goldfinch, 7+ Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur); 12 Stonechat, 6 Chiffchaff (Jan Wilczur, Paula Redmond); 2 Little Grebe, 2 Common Buzzard, Wheatear (Paula Redmond)
  • Roding Valley Meadows LNR: 3 Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, 11 Jay, 5 Rook, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 31 Pied Wagtail (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 245 Redwing NW 09:15-10:45 c70 dropped down briefly to feed on hawthorn berries, also 3 Common Buzzard, Siskin, 8 Skylark NE, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Martin Shepherd); 14 Redwing, m Ring Ouzel 1820 in hawthorns near campsite wood along path that runs parallel with relief channel, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Reed Bunting (Neville Smith)
  • South Norwood CP: 84 Redwing (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Southgate: 11+ House Sparrow gdn hedgerow Chase Road/Charter Way N14 (Robert Callf)
  • Stocker's Lake: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler h (Charlie Ramsay tweet)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 42 Redwing & 2 Meadow Pipit sw am (Neil Batten)
  • Tooting Commons: 3 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, 6 Jackdaw, 4 Jay, 3 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 103 Redwing in c65min, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch (James Hudson tweet)
  • Trent Park: imm Great Crested Grebe lower lake, Common Buzzard, 6 Mistle Thrush; 2 Small Copper (Robert Callf); also 2 Stonechat ad m & juv, 5 Mandarin 4m f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 10 Wigeon, 6-8 Little Egret, 3 Chiffchaff, Tree Sparrow (Steve Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Verulamium Park: Little Egret, Siskin (Andrew Steele via Herts BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, 10+ Chaffinch, first returning Lesser Redpoll, 12 Linnet, 8 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 150+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 7 Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, Yellow-legged Gull, 20+ Common Gull, 15 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Skylark, 5 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 8 Shoveler, Barnacle Goose for 5th day (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wanstead Park: 20 Siskin, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Snipe still on Shoulder of Mutton [3rd day], Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 50+ Gadwall, 30+ Teal, 30+ Shoveler, 3 Little Egret (Nick Croft/Chris Goodwin)
  • West End nr Essendon: Grey Partridge, 6 Red Kite, Kingfisher, juv Peregrine, 6 Chiffchaff, c20 Redwing, 2 Siskin over (per Herts BC)
  • West Putney, SW15: 113 Redwing NW, Song Thrush NE, 2 alba wagtail SE/NW, 2 Meadow Pipit SW, Chiffchaff, 14 Linnet SW, 10 Chaffinch NW, 2 Brambling NW, 2 House Sparrow local (R.Kaye)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Sedge Warbler, Common Snipe, 2 Wigeon, 2 Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Egret, c80 Redwing mostly W/SW (Chris Farthing & Tony Butler)
  • Worcester Park: 80 Fieldfare & 10 Redwing W, Peregrine Falcon (Bob Smith)

Sunday 7th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 20 Redwing W, Siskin, Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Greylag, 3 Chiffchaff, Linnet, 3 Jackdaw, Common Gull Wood Green Res, 2 Shoveler & Little Grebe Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: vis-mig - 6 Woodpigeon, 56 Redwing, 11 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Brambling; also 2 Wigeon, 3 Common Snipe, Lapwing & Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self)
  • Broadwater Lake: incl Skylark, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail (Alex Liddle tweet)
  • Canons Farm: 5 Common Buzzard, 20 Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, 12 Yellowhammer (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG)
  • Dungeon Hill: 33 Redwing (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife FB)
  • Ellenbrook Fields: Kingfisher, 8 Chiffchaff, Stonechat (per Herts BC)
  • Gallions Reach: 3 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Curlew, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 8 Common Tern, Great Skua W inland 0850, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Lesser Redpoll 0800-1200 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Greenford UB6: Red Kite low over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Ecology Park: Common Buzzard low W 1130 (Richard Green tweet)
  • Hampstead Heath: Parliament Hill 100 Redwing NW, 3 Fieldfare W, 60 Chaffinches NW, 2 Siskins S, 2 alba wagtails S, 5 Black-headed Gulls N, 20 Meadow Pipits over, 2 f/imm Stonechats nr bandstand 0830-1000 (Pete Mantle); 1 alba wagtail S 0700, Kingfisher at Men’s Pond 0830 (Matt Evans)
  • Hilfield Park Reservoir: 65 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 1 Wheatear, 1 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Redwing N, 4 Skylark, 14 Jackdaw SW, 2 Jay W (Tony Blake)
  • Hogsmill SW: Green Sandpiper still (John Gale per Surrey BN)
  • Holly Hill Farm, Enfield: Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 10 Red-legged Partridge, 23 Goldfinch; Small White (Robert Callf)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: incl Wigeon, 98 Teal, Common Buzzard, 12 Common Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, 5 Jay, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 15 Chaffinch (Dave McGough per ELBF FB)
  • Kensington Gardens: Little Owl nr Peter Pan enclosure 0640 (Des McKenzie tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 5 Common Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit, Peregrine, 19 Greylag Goose, 5 Stonechat (WWT website)
  • Mile End: Chiffchaff w/ tit flock in gdn Antill Road E3 (Harry Harrison)
  • Morden Hall Park: Golden Plover h, Kingfisher, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Grey Wagtail 2 local (Arjun Dutta tweet)
  • Nonsuch Park: 3 Little Owl, 2+ Mistle Thrush (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Pinner: HA5 lge f Sparrowhawk low over road (Nigel Barratt)
  • Primrose Hill: first thrush vismig - Common Buzzard low SW 0800, 3 Jay S, 2 Goldcrest thru, 33 Redwing W, 9 Song Thrush W/SW, 12 Mistle Thrush over, 23 Chaffinch NW/W, 2 Brambling fos SW 0740, Greenfinch N, 3 Goldfinch N, 7 Siskin SW 0650-0850 (Twitter)
  • Queen’s Wood, N10: 11 Redwing NW 0745 (Matt Evans)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET fr butts hide still (Neville Smith tweet); Great Skua (Jonathan & Charlotte Lethbridge per ELBF FB); also 3 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 7 Avocet, 130 Lapwing, 7 Ringed Plover, Ruff, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 35 Redshank, Barn Owl, 3 Swallow, House Martin, 25 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, Rock Pipit (Patrick Hart, Neville Smith per ELBF FB); 11 Sandwich Tern (Graham Sutton, Neville Smith per ELBF FB); Raven (Jack Headley per ELBF FB); Water Pipit (per Howard Vaughan via Birding London FB)
  • Richmond Park: 5 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Buzzard during family walk (Reuben Braddock)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Fieldfare (Andrew Haynes, Jack Haynes, Guy Haynes)
  • St James’s Park: Kingfisher (Ollie Stone-Lee)
  • South Norwood CP: Stonechat cemetery field (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe, Black Tern early-am (Dave Kenrick tweet)
  • Ten Acre Wood area: 2m Pheasant, Kestrel, 4 Common Gull over [1st of autumn], 6 Stock Dove, 4 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, pr Stonechat, 20+ Redwing SE, 3 Reed Bunting, group of 4 Chaffinch [prob migrants] (Neil Anderson)
  • The Commons LNR: 2 Marsh Tit (Keith Smith via Herts BC)
  • Thorndon CP: n section - incl 6+ Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, 1+ Redwing (Andrew Cox via Essex BwS)
  • Tottenham Marsh: vismig 180 Redwing following same line over Stonebridge Lock & directly over Tottenham NW, 15 Fieldfare, 7 Reed Bunting over, 13 Song Thrush, 54 Chaffinch, 4 Meadow Pipit, also Coal Tit h from fir trees just e of Lockwood s of allotments (Stuart Fisher)
  • Trent Park: Common Buzzard, Great Crested Grebe juv/1w [uncommon here], Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Stonechat old GC (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs and Willows Farm: 8+ Wigeon, Little Egret, Kingfisher & Peregrine main gp, Barn Owl, Redwing & Siskin willows fm (Andrew Steel via Herts BC); 5+ Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull 2w, Swallow, 1+ Redwing in bushes by paddocks & Yellowhammer by fdr - main gp (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechat [2 by pond in Bomb Crater Field & 1 N end of paddocks], m Kestrel n of boardwalk, 1 Meadow Pipit s of boardwalk, 3 Linnet over rear paddocks, 4 Redwing W over Leyton Marsh 10:00-11:00 (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Peregrine, f Sparrowhawk & Meadow Pipit Lockwood; c20 Shoveler No5; 3 Stonechat, 1 Common Gull & Green Woodpecker W Warwick (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: f Common Redstart, 5 Stonechat, 12 Fieldfare, 77 Redwing, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 17+ Skylark, 12 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Peregrine Falcon, up to 10 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 30+ Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, 10+ Common Gull, 9 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Common Snipe (Wanstead Birders)
  • Wood Farm, Stanmore: 2 Meadow Pipit S (Tony Blake)
  • Woodford Green: 50+ Redwing 20+ NW 0828 & c20 0859 interspersed with several trios. Looks like a big push day. Still going through in groups of 3-40 by 09.30, also f Sparrowhawk, m Blackcap, 4+ Chaffinch and 4+ Goldcrest, Osprey high S 11.52 (Ken Murray)
  • Worcester Park: Stonechat on horse field (Bill and Janis Reid per Bob Smith); 3 Stonechat horse fields along fence (Isaiah Rowe tweet)
  • Yeading Brook meadows: m Pheasant, 1-2 Red Kite, 3 Common Gull; Comma (Neil Anderson)

Saturday 6th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 3 Redwing S, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Shoveler & Little Grebe Boating Lake (APOG Birders)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Jack Snipe, 1w Arctic Tern briefly 09.55, 2 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler (Andrew Self, Magnus Andersson)
  • Brookmans Park: 2 Redwing (per Herts BC)
  • Gallions Reach: 7 Little Egret, Common Buzzard, 28 Common Tern in 3 grps, Cetti's Warbler 0800-1200 (Gary James via Essex BwS)
  • Hemans Estate Community Garden: 30 House Sparrows also in last 2 week juv Grey Wagtail, m Sparrowhawk on roof then flew and sat on ground, made no attempt to catch anything even though sparrows/feral pigeons within reach. To Ralph Hancock - sparrows have been in this area for decades and in 90's weren't fed but there was a lot, feeding has helped in the last 10 years, though I put up feeders first - in recent years 3 neighbours have installed feeders so plenty of seed, the birds also feed on hollyhock seeds direct from the plants (Michael Mac)
  • Lee Valley Regional Park: Rammey Marsh/Gunpowder Park/Sewardstone Marsh area - c100 Redwing fdg on hawthorn fruits incl 55 in 2 flocks (Neville Smith tweet)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Common Snipe, Jack Snipe grazing marsh fr wildside hide, 2 Stonechat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Swallow, Reed Bunting, Little Egret (Martin Parker, John Cass, Mike Wheeler, Mike Lewis, et al); 10 Common Snipe (WWT website)
  • Purfleet: 13 Wigeon, 42 Teal, 4 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 8 Avocet, 53 Lapwing, 10 Ringed Plover, 181 Redshank, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Common Tern, 46 Arctic Tern & 2 Black Tern Thames foreshore (Fraser Simpson tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: m Common Scoter flew up- & downriver then floated downriver 1330, CATTLE EGRET aveley flash still 1215 (James Heal tweet); 2 Black Tern upriver 1225 (BirdGuides); also 73 Greylag, 54 Teal, 2 Common Buzzard, Golden Plover, 6 Curlew, 11 Dunlin, 32 House Martin (Alan Shearman, Brian Churches, Andy Tweed et al per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 62 species recorded Autumn Bird Count (Richmond Park BG)
  • Sevenoaks WR: incl Little Egret, Green Sandpiper (Stephen Greenstreet via Kent OS)
  • Southbank: Common Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Stanstead Abbotts Lakes - N lake: Wigeon (Jane Free via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: n side - f Wheatear still, Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 24 Teal 9.30-10.30 (Lol Bodini)
  • Wanstead Flats: Barnacle Goose, 2 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 2 Common Snipe, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 10 Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 25 Chaffinch (James Heal [per ELBF FB); Fieldfare (Tony Brown per ELBF FB)
  • Wanstead Park: incl 2 Little Egret, 57 Teal [patch record], 2 Common Snipe shoulder of mutton w edge (James Heal tweet)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff through and 2 Song Thrush N, f Sparrowhawk by 9.30am (Ken Murray)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: pr Stonechat by prison 0810 (Paul Thomas tweet)

Friday 5th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 5 Redwing in trees nr reservoir (Trevor Wyatt)
  • Banstead Woods: 5 Common Buzzard, 10 Nuthatch (Paul Goodman per CFBW BG)
  • City of London: Black Redstart singing in sq mi am (Andy Farr tweet)
  • Cowley: 6+ Red Kite over mid-aft (Roger Morton tweet)
  • Grays: Firecrest Orsett Rd (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Hampstead Heath: Common Buzzard W, Siskin W, flock of 14 Chaffinches W, 8 alba wagtails on cricket pitch (Pete Mantle)
  • Hangman's Wood, Essex: incl Great Egret NW early-am, Little Egret (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 22 Red-legged Partridge, 14 Common Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Chiffchaff (Shaun Harvey tweet)
  • Lea Valley Olympic Park: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Richard Harrison)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail; 1 European Hornet (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Water Rail, 7 Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper main lake, 4 Chiffchaff, Stonechat wader scrape, 4 Meadow Pipit grazing marsh (WWT website)
  • London Zoo: Firecrest Woodland Walk [2nd site record], 3 Swallow W (Sam Jones) Giving remarkable/bizarre song variation between Goldcrest/Firecrest - recording here
  • Mayflower Park: 6 Chiffchaff, Peregrine (Bob Smith)
  • Panshanger Park: Cetti's Warbler singing TL302123 (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • Primrose Hill: 16 Swallow S 1220 (Twitter)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET aveley pools still 1630 (BirdGuides/Simon Dack tweet); Redwing NE over c/p 11:00, Ruff on Aveley Pools (Alastair Dent); also incl CE mostly roosting aveley flash sw cnr, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 0 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Kestrel, Barn Owl, 2 Bearded Tit, 10 Cetti's Warbler (per RSPB blog); 2 Swallow (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB); also 2 Pintail, Water Rail, 5 Redshank, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Chiffchaff, Stonechat (Patrick Hart per ELBF FB)
  • Regent's Park: m Firecrest fos w/ tit flock in fountain plantings [area 28] nw quadrant 0825 (Twitter)
  • Richmond Park: 10+ Common Buzzard, 9 Skylark, 30+ Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dartford Warbler, 550+ Jackdaw fdg aerially, 8 Chaffinch W, 7 Reed Bunting (J.Wilczur); f Teal, 2 Red Kite nr Richmond Gate [initially over Terrace Gdns], Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff; m Brimstone, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, 5 Small Copper, 4 Small Heath, 3 Willow Emerald (Neil Anderson); 17 Stonechat (Jan Wilczur, Neil Anderson, P.Redmond, F.J.Maroevic); 2 Wheatear possible/probable Greenland types (JW, FJM); Barn Owl evng (Dilshan Muthalib tweet w/ photo) Barn Owl present since at least August 29th [RPBG] Perhaps not good to share this record as disturbance is risk it is Schedule 1 and they can potentially attempt breeding at any time
  • St James's Park: Common Buzzard drifting W 14:30, 4 Redwing, Kingfisher, 5 Shoveler, juv/1w Mediterranean Gull still (Frank Nugent)
  • Sevenoaks WR: Green Sandpiper (per Susanna Clerici via Kent OS)
  • South Norwood CP: m Tawny Owl nr Elmers End entrance 0615 (John Hughes via Croydon Birders)
  • Staines Moor: 3 Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Skylark (Rose Chapman); Red-legged Partridge, Little Egret, Red Kite, 2 Common Buzzard, Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat, 2 Grey Wagtail (Lee Dingain tweet)
  • Syon Park: 2 Shoveler on Gdn lake (Jo Francis tweet)
  • Trent Park: juv/1w Great Crested Grebe lower lake, m Mandarin Duck, 2 juv Eurasian Teal, m Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, m Stonechat, f Bullfinch calling from sallow edge of Church Wd; Willow Emerald Damselfly, 6 Small Copper, 3 Speckled Wood, Small Heath (Robert Callf); also Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 12 Mandarin 7m 5f (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Redwing, 14+ Tree Sparrow & 8+ Greenfinch tytt'r fm, 13 Wigeon, Water Rail, 4 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Gull, Kingfisher, 4+ Skylark, 2+ Grey Wagtail, c30 Pied Wagtail & 4+ Siskin h main gp am (TyttGP tweet)
  • Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel early-am (Jonathan Lethbridge per ELBF FB/Wanstead Birders tweet)
  • Wealdstone: Tawny Owl h 2250 (Dilshan Muthalib tweet)
  • Worcester Park: m Stonechat horse fields (Bob Smith)

Thursday 4th October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: 2 Skylark low W w/ mipit, 19 Meadow Pipit mainly W/SW, Shoveler, 2 juv Mute Swan and Kingfisher Wood Green Res, 2 Common Gull PFs, Blackcap and Redwing h, no Chiffchaffs (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Rock Pipit Gt Hardmead Lake am (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Epping: incl 3 Jay, 31 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 2 Skylark, 30 Linnet 1600-1700 (Roger Emmens via Essex BwS)
  • Greenford UB6: Red Kite over gdn (Neil Anderson)
  • Greenwich Park: 1 Redwing [first of autumn], 2 Meadow Pipits over (Joe Beale)
  • Hendon NW4: Tawny Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: Grasshopper Warbler flushed from thistles & weeds behind car park (Tony Quinn per Surrey BN)
  • Kingston: Common Buzzard circling over bridge Hampton Wick/Canbury 1420 (Mike Foster)
  • London Wetland Centre: 27 Wigeon, 3 Water Rail h, 5 Common Snipe, 20 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail (WWT website); 2 Blackcap, 12 Redwing (Simon Fogg)
  • Panshanger Park: Green Sandpiper in private area again (Murray Brown via Herts BC)
  • QE2 Olympic Park: Water Glades - Yellow Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Little Grebe and Bearded Tit [heard only] (Phil Laurie)
  • Rainham RSPB: CATTLE EGRET Wennington Marsh 0915 (David Callahan via BirdGuides/Twitter); w/ cattle halfway betw visitor centre & shooting butts hide 1305 (Louise Moss via RSPB blog)
  • Rammey Marsh: RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER trapped & ringed at Rammey Marsh Lake late-am - released at 51.6736, -0.0208 at 12:30; showed after release by c/p but no further sign by mid-aft - NB there is no access to the [private fishing] lake (Gary Gardiner per ELBF FB/BirdGuides)
  • Ruislip Lido: 18 Cormorant, 26 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 13 Pochard (Neil Anderson/K. Bull)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, 5 Shoveler (Frank Nugent); juv/1w Mediterranean Gull (Andrew Self)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 3 Goosander on relief channel 09:00, f-type Stonechat on Pattypool Mead, 4 Chiffchaff (Martin Shepherd)
  • Southbank: Yellow-legged Gull (Toby Mylett)
  • Staines Reservoir: Goldeneye, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Wheatear, 5 Yellow Wagtail (Jim Sweetland tweet)
  • Stocker's Farm: 2 Stonechat on dried-out field (John Newson via Herts BC)
  • Swaines Green: 3 Jay, 31 Jackdaw, 12 Rook, 2 Skylark, 30 Linnet (Roger Emmens per ELBF FB)
  • Tottenham Marshes: E Marsh - 2 Redwing [1st of autumn], 4 Chiffchaff, f Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, Water Rail h (Lol Bodini)
  • Trent Park: Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Mandarin 6m 2f, 30 Ring-necked Parakeet, Sparrowhawk, m Stonechat old GC (Pete Lowman)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Little Egret fishing lake, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Swallow & 4+ Chiffchaff main gp (Steven Pearce via Herts BC)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechat m & f-type Bomb Crater Field sw cnr, Pheasant m BCF mown area, Kestrel m on pylon, Meadow Pipit over Lammas Meadow, c100 Starling rear paddocks 09:00-10:00 (Alastair Dent)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Cetti's Warbler & Wheatear Lockwood (Lol Bodini)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Common Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting, Teal, Sparrowhawk (Chris Farthing)

Wednesday 3rd October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Stonechat f/imm s & w perimeters PFs, 3 Siskin 2NE, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe & 2 Shoveler Boating Lake, 4 Tawny Owls h 1925-2015 - m hooting & 3f calling (APOG Birders)
  • Bankside SE1: 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff at E end of Tate Modern (Reuben Braddock)
  • Banstead: Golden Plover h W 1125 (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Canons Farm: 30+ Skylark, 8 Stonechat still & 4 Yellowhammer broadfield (Geoff Barter tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: 2 Stonechat m f am (Duncan Jennings blog)
  • Hendon NW4: 3 Tawny Owl, Little Owl (Toby Mylett)
  • London Wetland Centre: 7 Mandarin SE, 21 Wigeon, 3 Water Rail h, 8 Common Snipe, 3 Chiffchaff (WWT website); Peregrine on Charing X hospital, 2 Stonechat f/imm wader scrape, 6+ Chiffchaff some singing (Martin Honey et al.)
  • Pinner: The Croft Park Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, 4 Goldfinch, Jay (Nigel Barratt)
  • Rainham RSPB: incl Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Common Gull, 4 Stonechat, Barn Owl (Chris Farthing tweet); also a distant Egret sp briefly landed on the back of one of the cattle seen from the Butts hide which I now wish we had waited for better views of (CF)
  • Rye Meads NR: ad Hobby (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher, also juv/1w Mediterranean Gull. Thanks to Bill Haines for drawing attention to a 'probable hybrid' last week and to Magnus Andersson et al for confirming ID for me (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: Short-eared Owl on Patty Pool Meads 1820 (Neville Smith)
  • Stoneleigh Station KT17: 1 Grey Wagtail ne, 1 m Blackcap (Neil Batten)
  • Trent Park: 6 Mandarin Duck 5m f lower lake, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, 7 Goldcrest, 5 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch; f Common Blue, 3 Small Copper (Robert Callf)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: 2 Peregrines on pylons. One swooped low over reservoir without disturbing the many Coots and other wildfowl on the water. (Harry Harrison); Wheatear Lockwood 15-16.00 (Lol Bodini)
  • Warley Place NR: incl Great Spotted Woodpecker h, 10+ Jackdaw, 2 Jay, 3+ Coal Tit, 2-4 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrush 1050-1710 (David Hale via Essex BwS)
  • Worcester Park: 2 Little Egrets horse fields (Bob Smith); gdn 226 Herring Gull W 1645-1655 (Isaiah Rowe)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Stonechat, 1 Rook over (Charlie Farrell)

Tuesday 2nd October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Stonechat f/imm w & s perimeters PFs, Siskin NE, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Jackdaw, Kingfisher & 2 Great Crested Grebe Wood Green Res, 3 Chiffchaff, Peregrine (APOG Birders)
  • Belhus Woods CP: incl 23 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 19 Teal, Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit (Alan Shearman per ELBF FB)
  • Canons Farm: 7 Stonechat reads bottom (Geoff Barter tweet); 10 Stonechat 5m 5f pm (Steve Gale tweet)
  • Dungeon Hill: Stonechat, 26 Linnet am (Graham Harris via DH Wildlife blog)
  • Finsbury Park: pr Gadwall, pr Egyptian Geese, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush (Tim Lincoln)
  • Grovelands Park: 5 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 4 Egyptian Goose pr & two yng, 7 Mandarin Duck, f Common Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Robert Callf)
  • Hatfield: juv Gannet S over The Galleria SC 1650 (Graham Knight tweet)
  • Hutchinson's Bank: Red Kite, Common Buzzard & 2 Kestrel 1415 (John Parish via Croydon Birders)
  • London Wetland Centre: Shelduck, 21 Wigeon, 10 Common Snipe, 2 Peregrine, Coal Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit S (WWT website/tweet)
  • Rainham RSPB: Caspian Gull 1cy (Andy Tweed per ELBF FB)
  • Richmond Park: 103 Canada Geese at roost on Pen Ponds (Nigel Jackman)
  • St James's Park: Kingfisher (Frank Nugent)
  • Sewardstone Marsh: 2 f-type Stonechat on Pattypool Mead fence 12:00 (Martin Shepherd)
  • Staines Reservoirs: 2 Yellow Wagtail causeway early-evng (Franko J Maroevic)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Little Egret, 2 Golden Plover main gp, flushed by Peregrine, 5 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Caspian Gull 1w, Yellow-legged Gull 3-4w (TyttGP tweets); also Tree Sparrow tytt'r fm (per Herts BC)
  • Wanstead Flats: area - flock of 25+ House Sparrows in gdns Capel Rd E7 (Harry Harrison)
  • Wimbledon Common: 3 Stonechat 1m & 2f on the Plain (L. Evans-Hill)

Monday 1st October 2018Edit

  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail W landing twice, 2 Linnet NE, 8 Meadow Pipit, m Peregrine flew to transmitter, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Kingfisher Wood Green Res, 2 Shoveler & Little Grebe Boating Lake, 2 Jackdaw (APOG Birders)
  • Amwell NR: Common Snipe below viewpt, 2 Common Sandpiper S, Kingfisher, Stonechat reedbed TL375128 then S (William Bishop via Herts BC) [also Great Egret - also seen at Rye Meads NR y'day - just n of Ldn RA fr white hide TL375129 for 3rd day]
  • Canons Farm: 20+ mobile Skylark, Chiffchaff, pr Stonechat infront george early-am (Geoff Barter tweet); 6 Skylark, 5 Stonechat & Meadow Pipit all at reads bottom (Ian Magness per CFBW BG)
  • Cassiobury Park: incl Little Egret by wooden bridge (Ralph Darvill tweet)
  • East End Green: 6 Stonechat (Barry Reed via Herts BC)
  • Hampstead Heath: 5 House Martins N, 50 Woodpigeons S, 4 Stock Doves N, 30 Meadow Pipits over, alba wagtail N, Little Grebe on High No.1 (Pete Mantle)
  • Hornsey (Crouch End Playing Fields): Yellow Wagtail 1w (James Palmer)
  • Horsenden Hill: w of hill - 2 Egyptian Geese W along canal (Martin Smith)
  • Island Barn Reservoir: juv Gannet arr'd from se & circled v low then N/NW 1430 (Dave Harris tweet w/ Tony Quinn/BirdGuides/Surrey BN)
  • Ladywell Fields: Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler (Keith Chambers)
  • Leatherhead, Randalls Way: 1 Red Kite [present almost daily here now], 2 Goldcrest; Hornet again, 1 Red Admiral (Neil Batten)
  • London Wetland Centre: 10 Common Snipe, Shelduck, 19 Wigeon, Grey Wagtail, 2 Peregrine, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit over S (WWT website); Stonechat f, Blackcap m, 1 Swallow (R Dunne)
  • Middlesex University: Nuthatch h from Church End Grn 0945 (Toby Mylett tweet)
  • North Mymms Park: c5 Red Kite, Peregrine, 4 Swallow, 3 Stonechat (per Herts BC)
  • Richmond Park: 2 Raven, 2 Kingfisher (S.Read per JW); Sparrowhawk, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 6 Stonechat, 8 Meadow Pipit, 25 Cormorant, Shoveler, Linnet (P.Pentek)
  • Rye Meads RSPB: 5 Common Snipe & Green Sandpiper fr draper hide (Caroline Leonard tweet)
  • St James's Park: 2 Kingfisher, 3 Shoveler (Frank Nugent)
  • Trent Park: 3 Northern Shoveler 2m f lower lake, m Common Pochard, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 30+ Goldfinch fdg in alders (Robert Callf)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4+ Wigeon, 6+ Little Egret, 3+ Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Peregrine, Swallow, Caspian Gull ad/nr-ad evng, Yellow-legged Gull ad/nr-ad, 2+ Tree Sparrow, Grey Wagtail (Rupert Evershed via Herts BC)
  • Walton Res (Knight & Bessborough): poss Greater Scaup or hybrid (Tony Quinn per Surrey BN)
  • Wanstead Flats: Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Chris Baldwin)
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Stonechat on the Plain, 1m Kestrel nr Ranger's Office (L. Evans-Hill)
  • Woodford Green: 2 Grey Wagtails over 8.37am, Common Buzzard 8.40am, 4 Starling 8.55am [mostly irregular here], Chaffinch N 9am, m Blackcap 10.20am, 2 Goldcrest 11.35am (Ken Murray)
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