Matthew Palmer

From Londonbirders

Lived in London since 1993 but only recently started birding again (after an 18 year gap). This profile is mainly to keep track of the lists for my two 'Patchlist 2007' patches. These are Wandsworth Common and Barnes WWT. Unfortunately, time available for birding is very limited so all these lists are likely to be rather short!

The first patch (Barnes WWT) covers the London Wetland Centre (LWC), the foreshore between Putney & Hammersmith Bridges, Barnes Common, and the playing fields, etc between Barnes Common and the LWC, including the Beverley Brook between the Thames and Rocks Lane. This forms an area of around one and a quarter miles long and, at its widest, just over half a mile wide.

Barnes WWT: 1. Mute Swan, 2. Canada Goose, 3. Wigeon, 4. Gadwall, 5. Teal, 6. Mallard, 7. Shoveler, 8. Pochard, 9. Tufted Duck, 10. Ruddy Duck, 11. Little Grebe, 12. Great Crested Grebe, 13. Cormorant, 14. Grey Heron, 15. Water Rail, 16. Moorhen, 17. Coot, 18. Lapwing, 19. BH Gull, 20. LBB Gull, 21. Herring Gull, 22. Feral Pigeon, 23. Stock Dove, 24. Woodpigeon, 25. Ring-necked Parakeet, 26. Wren, 27. Dunnock, 28. Robin, 29. Blackbird, 30. Song Thrush, 31. Long-tailed Tit, 32. Blue Tit, 33. Great Tit, 34. Magpie, 35. Carrion Crow, 36. Starling, 37. House Sparrow, 38. Chaffinch (to 01/01/), 39. Egyptian Goose, 40. Bittern, 41. Sparrowhawk, 42. Kestrel, 43. Snipe, 44. Common Gull, 45. GBB Gull, 46. Collared Dove, 47. Green Woodpecker, 48. Pied Wag, 49. Stonechat, 50. Mistle Thrush, 51. Jay, 52. Jackdaw, 53. Greenfinch, 54. Goldfinch, 55. Linnet (to 13/01/), 56. Shelduck, 57. Greylag, 58. Pintail, 59. Reed Bunting (to 28/01/), 60. Yellow-legged Gull (24/02/), 61. Redshank, 62. GS Woodpecker, 63. Water Pipit, 64. Redwing, 65. Goldcrest, 66. Coal Tit (to 10/03/), 67. Treecreeper, 68. Chiffchaff, 69. Sand Martin, 70. Mandarin (to 17/03/), 71. Blackcap, 72. Grey Wag, 73. Jack Snipe, 74. Mipit (to 06/04/), 75. LRP, 76. Wheatear, 77. Sedge Warbler, 78. Reed Warbler (to 15/04/), 79. Hobby, 80. Common Sand, 81. Common Tern, 82. Swift, 83. Swallow, 84. House Martin, 85. Lesser Whitethroat, 86. Common Whitethroat, 87. Willow Warbler (to 29/04), 88. Wood Sandpiper, 89. Greenshank (to 01/05), 90. Little Tern (07/05), 91. Dunlin, 92. Ringed Plover (to 11/05), 93. Garden Warbler (17/06), 94. Green Sandpiper (28/06), 95. Little Egret (01/07), 96. Kingfisher (09/08), 97. Whinchat (19/08), 98. Rock Pipit (24/10), 99. Lesser Redpoll, 100. Fieldfare, xxx. Yellow-browed Warbler [PENDING](to 26/10/), 101. Siskin (05/11/), 102. Skylark (15/11).

Also: Ring-necked x Tufted Duck (13/01/07), Tufted x Pochard (?) (10/03/2007), Greylag x Canada (10/03/07), Barnacle Goose (19/05/07), Red-crested Pochard (26/08/07).

The following birds have also been reported to 22 October 2007: Goosander, Peregrine, Siskin, Bewick's Swan, Caspian Gull, White fronted Goose, Med Gull, LS Woodpecker , Rook, Buzzard (10), Skylark, Stone Curlew, Garganey, Crossbill, White Stork, Goshawk, Red Kite, Yellow Wag, Ruff, Tree Pipit (20), Whimbrel, Black Tern, Curlew, Grey Plover, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, Honey Buzzard, Arctic Tern, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo (30), Little Gull, Sandwich Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Spoonbill, Tawny Owl, Spotted Flycatcher, Arctic Skua, Kittiwake, Nightjar, Wood Warbler (40), Short eared Owl, Marsh Harrier, Golden Plover, Brambling, Ring Ouzel, Little Stint, Merlin, Woodlark, Brent Goose, Blyth's Reed Warbler (50), Common Redpoll, Cetti's Warbler, Woodcock (53). Current total 154 spp.

My birding on Wandsworth Common is limited to anything I can see from my house or (usually only hear) on my regular running routes that go round and through the common. In 2007 I haven't picked up either Willow Warbler or Whitethroat but have had two birds that were (for me) site ticks: Nuthatch and Hobby. BTO Atlas visits also added a couple of new species: Egyptian Goose and Siskin.

Wandsworth Common 2007: 1. Feral Pigeon, 2. Woodpigeon, 3. Crow (to 01/01/07). 4. BH Gull, 5. LBB Gull, 6. Robin, 7. Starling, 8. Magpie, 9. Blackbird (to 02/01/07) 10. Common Gull (04/01/), 11. Herring Gull (04/01/), 12. Grey Heron (04/01/07), 13. Pied Wagtail (11/01/), 14. Great Tit (12/01/), 15. Greenfinch (12/01/), 16. Blue Tit (15/01/07), 17. Ring-necked Parakeet (18/01/07), 18. Wren (18/01/07), 19. Mallard, 20. Shoveler, 21. Tufted Duck, 22. Coot, 23. Collared Dove, 24. Song Thrush, 25. Goldfinch (to 20/01/07), 26. GBB Gull 27. Dunnock (to 01/02/07), 28. Canada Goose, 29. Moorhen, 30. Long-tailed Tit, 31. Chaffinch (to 26/02/07), 32. Mistle Thrush (01/03/07), 33. House Sparrow (finally, 02/03/07), 34. Cormorant (22/03/07), 35. Goldcrest (25/03/07), 36. Jay (28/03/07), 37. Chiffchaff (09/04/07), 38. Swallow (13/04/07), 39. Blackcap (14/04/07), 40. Swift (04/05), 41. Nuthatch (05/05), 42. Kestrel (06/05), 43 House Martin (10/05), 44. Sparrowhawk (16/06), 45. Hobby (08/07), 46. Redwing (05/11/), 47. Siskin, 48. Egyptian Goose (to 29/12/), 49. Great spotted Woodpecker (30/12).

Wandsworth Common 2008: 1. Mute Swan, 2. Canada Goose, 3. Egyptian Goose, 4. Mallard, 5. Shoveler, 6. Tufted Duck, 7. Cormorant, 8. Grey Heron, 9. Sparrowhawk, 10. Kestrel, 11. Moorhen, 12. Coot, 13. BH Gull, 14. Common Gull, 15. LBB Gull, 16. Herring Gull, 17. GBB Gull, 18. Feral Pigeon, 19. Stock Dove, 20. Woodpigeon, 21. Ring necked Parakeet, 22. Swift, 23. GS Woodpecker, 24. House Martin, 25. Pied Wag, 26. Wren, 27. Dunnock, 28. Robin, 29. Blackbird, 30. Song Thrush, 31. Redwing, 32. Mistle Thrush, 33. Blackcap, 34. Chiffchaff, 35. Goldcrest, 36. LT Tit, 37. Blue Tit, 38. Great Tit, 39. Jay, 40. Magpie, 41. Carrion Crow, 42. Starling, 43. House Sparrow, 44. Chaffinch, 45. Greenfinch, 46. Goldfinch, 47. Siskin

Wandsworth Common 2009: 1. Mute Swan, 2. Canada Goose, 3. Mallard, 4. Shoveler, 5. Tufted Duck, 6. Cormorant, 7. Moorhen, 8. Coot, 9. BH Gull, 10. Common Gull, 11. Feral Pigeon, 12. Stock Dove, 13. Woodpigeon, 14. Ring necked Parakeet, 15. GS Woodpecker, 16. Pied Wagtail, 17. Wren, 18. Dunnock, 19. Robin, 20. Blackbird, 21. Song Thrush, 22. Redwing, 23. Mistle Thrush, 24. Goldcrest, 25. LT Tit, 26. Coal Tit, 27. Blue Tit, 28. Great Tit, 29. Jay, 30. Magpie, 31. Carrion Crow, 32. Starling, 33. House Sparrow, 34. Chaffinch, 35. Brambling, 36. Greenfinch, 37. Goldfinch, 38. Siskin, 39. Lesser Redpoll (to 02/01) 40. LBB Gull (05/01), 41. Herring Gull (13/01), 42. Green Woodpecker (24/01)




Not yearlisting in London (or anywhere else), but out of interest.

London: 1. Mute Swan, 2. Canada Goose, 3. Wigeon, 4. Gadwall, 5. Teal, 6. Mallard, 7. Shoveler, 8. Pochard, 9. Tufted Duck, 10. Goldeneye, 11. Smew, 12. Goosander, 13. Ruddy Duck, 14. Great Northern Diver, 15. Little Grebe, 16. Black-necked Grebe, 17. Great Crested Grebe, 18. Cormorant, 19. Grey Heron, 20. Kestrel, 21. Water Rail, 22. Moorhen, 23. Coot, 24. Lapwing, 25. BH Gull, 26. Common Gull, 27. LBB Gull, 28. Herring Gull, 29. GBB Gull, 30. Feral Pigeon, 31. Stock Dove, 32. Woodpigeon, 33. Ring-necked Parakeet, 34. Green Woodpecker, 35. Meadow Pipit, 36. Pied Wagtail, 37. Wren, 38. Dunnock, 39. Robin, 40. Blackbird, 41. Fieldfare, 42. Song Thrush, 43. Long-tailed Tit, 44. Blue Tit, 45. Great Tit, 46. Jay, 47. Magpie, 48. Jackdaw, 49. Carrion Crow, 50. Starling, 51. House Sparrow, 52. Chaffinch (to 01/01/07), 53. Egyptian Goose, 54. Bittern, 55. Sparrowhawk, 56. Snipe, 57. Collared Dove. 58. Stonechat, 59. Mistle Thrush, 60. Greenfinch, 61. Goldfinch, 62. Linnet (to 13/01/07), 63. Shelduck, 64. Med Gull, 65. Iceland Gull, 66. Tree Sparrow (to 19/01/07), 67. Greylag (28/01/07), 68. Pintail (28/01/07), 69. Reed Bunting (28/01/07), 70. Yellow legged Gull (24/02), 71. Redshank, 72. GS Woodpecker, 73. Water Pipit, 74. Redwing, 75. Goldcrest, 76. Coal Tit (to 10/03/2007), 77. Treecreeper, 78. Chiffchaff, 79. Sand Martin. 80. Mandarin (to 17/03/2007), 81. Blackcap, 82. Grey Wag, 83. Jack Snipe, 84. Ring Ouzel (to 06/04/2007), 85. Swallow (13/04/07) 86. LRP, 87. Wheatear, 88. Sedge Warbler, 89. Reed Warbler (to 15/04/), 90. Hobby, 91. Common Sand, 92. Common Tern, 93. Swift, 94. House Martin, 95. Lesser Whitethroat, 96. Common Whitethroat, 97. Willow Warbler (to 29/04), 98. Wood Sand, 99. Greenshank (to 01/05), 100. Nuthatch (05/05), 101. Little Tern (07/05), 102. Dunlin, 103. Ringed Plover (to 11/05), 104. Spoonbill, 105. Garganey, 106. Pheasant, 107. Little Egret, 108. Skylark, (to 27/05), 109. Squacco Heron (02/06), 110. Marsh Warbler, 111. Oystercatcher, 112. Cuckoo, 113. Yellow Wagtail (to 04/06), 114. Garden Warbler (17/06), 115. Green Sandpiper (28/06), 116. Kingfisher (09/08), 117. Whinchat (19/08), 118. Little Gull, 119. Black Tern (to 20/08/), 120. Rock Pipit (24/10), 121. Lesser Redpoll, 122. Yellow-browed Warbler (to 26/10/), 123. Siskin (05/11/).

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