NewsOct2007

From Londonbirders

October 31 2007

  • Barnes WWT: 8 Mealy Redpolls (Wildside) plus Bittern at dusk, 3 Water Pipits, Rock Pipit, Jack Snipe, 13 Brambling west (Birdguides).
  • Hackney Marshes: 2 Firecrest (by the south gate to Middx Filter Beds, seen together, showing well at 1515hr) (Paul Cook).
  • Tottenham Court Road: 1 male sparrowhawk floating between plane trees (Peter Jones).
  • St James's Park: c230 Woodpigeons SW at 08.00 (Andrew Self).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (0700-0850): 533 Woodpigeons, 295 Starlings, 65+ Goldfinches, 38 Chaffinches, 49 Redwings, 18 Fieldfares, 12 Siskins, 1 Brambling, 1 redpoll, 3 Jackdaws, 3 Skylarks, 2 Meadow Pipits (most birds SW); also, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Water Rail, c12 Goldcrests, 4 Common Gulls (Mark Pearson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 14 Skylarks, 10 Meadow Pipits, 4 Linnets, 3 Fieldfares, c20 redwings, c80 Woodpigeons (Mark Pearson).
  • West Thurrock Marshes (6.40-9.10): 880 Wood Pigeons all SSW, 69 Fieldfare, 48 Redwing, 2 Siskin, 214 Redshank, 4 Rock Pipit, 4 Grey Plover, 17 Curlew, 8 Yellow Legged Gulls, 44 Meadow Pipits, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Common Snipe, 3 redpoll sp, Goldcrest and 34 Goldfinch.(Dave Morrison).
  • Staines Res: 1 Pintail (drake), 6 Goldeneye, 1 Green Sandpiper (Ken Purdey).
  • Trent Park: 1 Stonechat (m), 8 Redwing, 50 BH Gull (Pete Lowman).
  • Paddington Green: brief views of a Numenius flying south (in all likelihood a Curlew) 18.03hrs, a bit distant to be certain (Des McKenzie).

October 30 2007

  • Barnes WWT: Yellow-browed Warbler calling near Headley Hide 15.20pm loosely associated with a tit flock, but remained stubbornly invisible; plus 4 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, Chiffchaff, 7+ Ring-necked Parakeets, numerous Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Lapwing, etc. Jack Snipe also reported, but again elusive! (David Callahan).
  • Hackney Marshes: 1 Firecrest (by path between Lea navigation and Southern gate of Middx. beds), 1 ad. Med Gull, 25 Common Gull, 1 GBBG, 48 Teal, 1 M.Pipit, 3 Siskin, 3 Redwing, Kingfisher. (Paul Cook).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c3,000 Woodpigeon generally south, c40 Fieldfare, c32 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, c30 Meadow Pipit, c20 Chaffinch, at least 1 Siskin over, 1 Goldcrest, c5 Stonechat, 6 Long-tailed Tits headed over at medium high - probably local birds & of general interest; a Carrion Crow was watched hanging upside down from a branch like a deranged fruitbat! (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Brent Reservoir: c1930 Woodpigeons flew west between 06.50-07.05 (Andrew Self)
  • Scotch Common (W13) 0700-0815: 2,300 Woodpigeons SW, 24 Meadow Pipits S, 12 Fieldfares W, 21 Redwings W, 71 Chaffinches NW, 8 Lesser Redpolls SW.(Nick Senior)
  • Alexandra Park: Siskin, 4 Redwing, 120 Woodpigeon SW, 10 Chaffinch 0650-0710 (Bob Watts); 5 Siskin, Meadow Pipit, 198 Woodpigeons, 60+ Starlngs (07:35-08:20) (Andrew Gardener).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: 74 Woodpigeon SW, 8 Chaffinch, alba Wagtail 0800-0825, 5+ Goldcrest yesterday (Bob Watts)
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 15 Cormorant, 30 Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 40+Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Collard Dove, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Dunnock, 9 Chaffinch (John Watson)
  • East India Dock: Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 123 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Shelduck, Chaffinch, Song Thrush (Richard Harrison).
  • Hilly Fields Park, Whitewebbs Wood and Forty Hall, Enfield: 4 female Shoveler, at Whitewebbs Wood Lake; 2 Kestrel; 3 Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 Grey Wagtail; 10 Goldcrest; 2 Nuthatch; 3 Treecreeper; 1 Marsh Tit, at 'Archery Wood', Forty Hall (My 10th consecutive year for Poecile palustris in the Enfield Area!); 3 Bullfinch, heard calling (Robert Callf).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Peregrine circling over the Slack 1.05-1.10pm, Cetti's Warbler by Bardag Lake,(it must be commuting between Bardag and Hooks Hall Pond ), pair of Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Rook, 5 Common Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting,Mallard with 3 new ducklings and a Jackdaw heard. ( Vince Halley-Frame ).
  • Trent Park: 2 Stonechat. ( Pete Lowman)
  • Blackfriars Bridge: Great Crested grebe on Thames opposite Tate Modern. (Alan Lewis)

October 29 2007

  • London Wetland Centre: Yellow-browed Warbler at 14.10hrs calling and showed briefly behind the wader scrape hide, juv female Peregrine, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Swallow south, 1 first-winter Ring Ouzel near Headley Hide at dusk, 2 Fieldfare (Nick Senior).
  • Holmethorpe SP: ad Mediterranean Gull, Rock Pipit east (SBC).
  • Mayesbrook Park: 1 Little Egret, 6 Shoveler, pair of Gadwall, 1 Kingfisher (Paul Hawkins).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Probable Jack Snipe flushed at close range (bird flew off silently, and very dark-backed with contrasting tramlines, bill length not seen though); also, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail and 7 Fieldfare (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Fairlop Waters: Tawny Owl, Wheatear, 5 Redpoll and Kingfisher (Alan Bell per VH-F).
  • Trent Park: 2 Stonechat, 6 Redwing, Fieldfare, 6 Goldfinch (Pete Lowman).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Tufted Duck, 10 Cormorant, 40 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 House Sparrow, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet (John Watson).
  • M25 west of J9: 1 Buzzard flew north (Andy Culshaw).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Common Buzzard, over Ride Wood; 68 Stock Dove,(57 Vicarage Farm, 11 Trent Park) - an obvious influx; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Grey Wagtail; 3 Stonechat,(1 female/imm., at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm, 2, male and female/imm., at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park); 3 Fieldfare, at Vicarage Farm; 4 Goldcrest; 1 Treecreeper; 13 Goldfinch, at 'Old Golf Course'; 2 Bullfinch; 1 Grass Snake; 1 male Vapourer; 1 pr Common Darter, mating (Robert Callf).

October 28 2007

  • Dartford: 49+ Yellow-legged Gull in the area (Birdguides)
  • Bedfont Lakes Country Park: 49 Wigeon, 39 Gadwall, Water Rail, Woodcock, Common Snipe, 8 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail; also, hybrid Hooded Merganser (Adam Cheeseman).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 White-fronted Goose still present, Little Stint, Water Pipit, Mealy Redpoll (RBA); plus, 2 Golden Plover, Goldcrest (Shaun Harvey, Paul Hawkins); also, 9 Pintail, Peregrine Falcon, Saker Falcon type hybrid (esc), Grey Plover, Ruff, 21 Common Snipe, Redshank, 1y Turtle Dove, Kingfisher, Rock Pipit, 6 Stonechat, 8 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Lesser Redpoll (ELBF).
  • Aldenham CP: 11 Mandarin (5f+6m) + the usual culprits (Steve Blake).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: Egyptian Goose, 3 Gadwall (2m/1f), 16 Shoveler, 375+Black-headed Gull (inc 2 very unwell birds at Round Pond), 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, m Great Spotted Woodpecker; thrushes evident around Kensington Gardens leafyard and trees toward Round Pond, comprising: 19 Blackbird (9 1w males), 5 Song Thrush, 16 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush; also, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 3 Jay, c350 Starling (Des McKenzie).
  • Kew Gardens: Firecrest (SBC).
  • London Wetland Centre: Rock Pipit, Water Pipit, Sand Martin, House Martin (SBC), pair Stonechat, Redpoll, Jack Snipe (Martin Honey).
  • Beddington SF: Shelduck, 9 Wigeon, Little Egret, Water Rail, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper (Dip or Glory).
  • Wimbledon Town Centre: c. 75 Pied Wagtail roosted in small plane trees outside Tesco Metro (Nick Tanner).
  • Waltham cross: 30 golden plover with 200 Lapwing at Oylers farm (Brian Dawton per ASMS)

October 27 2007

  • Richmond Park: Rough-legged Buzzard reported flying over near Pen Ponds at 9.30am approx. being mobbed by parakeets (per ASMS).
  • London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler (still) present by Headley Hide (SBC).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 (2 ad, 1 1st-winter) White-fronted Geese still present, 1w Turtle Dove near feeders, 1 Water Pipit, 400 Lapwing, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 5 Pintail, Migrant Hawker (David Bradnum); also, Bullfinch, Kingfisher, 5 Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipit, Grey Plover, Ring-necked Parakeet, 51 Redshank, 44 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Darters and a Red Admiral (Dave Morrison).
  • Connaught Water: female Smew still (Birdguides).
  • Littlebrook Lake (Dartford): Caspian Gull 12:55hrs (Birdguides).
  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Swallow, 3 Siskin & 2 Redpoll (Andrew Self).
  • Alexandra Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Siskin, 16 Linnet (15 in one flock), 85 Chaffinch, 13 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 24 Redwing, 5 Mipit, 5 Jackdaw, 223 Starling, 6 RN Parakeet, 4 alba Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 2 Water Rail calling (one seen Conservation Pond), Kingfisher 0800-1010 (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Teal, Lower Lake; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 8 Red-legged Partridge (3 Vicarage Farm, 5 Parkside Farm); 1 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 13 Skylark (5 Vicarage Farm, 8 Parkside Farm); 1 Grey Wagtail; 100+ Fieldfare (8 Vicarage Farm, c100 Parkside Farm, 1 Trent Park); Redwing; 8 Goldcrest; 1 Coal Tit, at Park Farm; 5 Goldfinch, at 'Old Golf Course'; 1 Siskin; 1 Lesser Redpoll; 80+ Chaffinch, at Hog Hill, Vicarage Farm; 2 (m,f) Brambling, with Chaffinch flock; 1 male Bullfinch, at Park Farm; 2 Reed Bunting, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Goldcrest, 89 Redshank, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 32 Redwing, 400 Wood Pigeon north, Oystercatcher, redpoll sp, 54 Fieldfare, 10 Curlew, 2 Dunlin and Little Egret (Dave Morrison).
  • Trent Park: 2 Stonechat (m/immf), 15 Goldfinch, 6 Redwing, 2 GS Woodpecker, c100 BH Gull (Pete Lowman).
  • Canon's Farm (Banstead): 10 Brambling, 11 Yellowhammer (Steve Gale).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 3 Gadwall (2m,1f), 19 Shoveler, 18-20 Cormorant, ad-wint Black-headed Gull (colour-ringed left/white/7Y7), 19 Common Gull, Collared Dove over Fisherman's Keep 13:45hrs, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Goldfinch: (Dunlin reported yesterday from along north side of Serpentine near Dell Restaurant) (Des McKenzie).
  • Beddington SF: 5 Wigeon, Little Egret, Water Rail, 2 Dunlin, Common Snipe (Dip or Glory).
  • Staines Res: 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 ad f Goldeneye (J Lethbridge).
  • Horsenden Hill: 2 Brambling over, 35 Chaffinch over, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 8 Jackdaw, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Skylark, 23 Greenfinch over, 11 Goldcrest, 2 Teal, 3 Shoveler (Andy Culshaw).

October 26 2007

  • Island Barn Res: 2 Red-breasted Merganser (both redheads), 1w Little Gull (SBC).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 1500-1700 - 12 Swallows (4 East, 3 & 5 South), 2 Little Egrets, 14 Wigeon, 50 Teal (David Callahan).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Water Rail, Kingfisher (new river west), 22 Redwings (mainly NW), 5 Fieldfares (E), 2 redpolls (E), 7 Chaffinches (NW), 8 Song Thrushes, c20 Long-tailed Tits, 5 Common Gulls (Mark Pearson).
  • Clissold Park: 7 RR Parakeets (highest count yet... ), 1 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrests, 31 Redwings, 9 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Common Gulls, 10 Goldfinches (Mark Pearson)
  • Waterworks NR: Water Rail, c10 Fieldfare, c 25 Redwings, f Teal, 3 Chiffchaffs (Mark Pearson)
  • London Wetland Centre: Jack Snipe showing well in front of Dulverton Hide (Birdguides); also. Yellow-browed Warbler briefly by Dulverton Hide at 11am, 6 Egyptian Goose on Playing Fields, 1+ Lesser Redpoll, 2 redpoll sp south, 6+ Redwing (4+ south, 2 on the deck on West Bank), 14+ Fieldfare north, Stonechat (Matthew Palmer)+ am 18 + Water Rail calling, Water Pipit 1 in from river, Chiffchaff 5 inc. 1 presumed race abietinus, Brambling 1, Mealy Redpoll 4 W & 2 wildside, Lesser Redpoll 9W & 6 wildside. (Nick Senior)
  • Beddington SF: 3 White-fronted Goose flew in from NE before heading north, 7 Wigeon, Garganey, Little Egret, 2 Dunlin, Common Snipe (Dip or Glory).
  • Rainham Marshes: 3 White-fronted Geese this afternoon, 1w Turtle Dove around feeders (RBA).
  • Trent Park: 3 Redwing, Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat (m/immf), 20 Goldfinch, 2 GS Woodpecker, 100 BH Gull, Cormorant (Pete Lowman).
  • Staines Res: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Rock Pipit (Ken Purdey).

October 25 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 98 Greylag Goose, 31 Canada Goose, 260 Wigeon, 4 Avocet, 12 Common Snipe, 18 Curlew, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Redshank, 1y Turtle Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Rock Pipit, 21 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Continental Coal Tit, 12 Great Tit, 7 Blue Tit, Brambling, 70 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch (ELBF).
  • Amwell GP: juv Iceland Gull present in roost again from 17:10-18:00 only (Hertsbirding).
  • Staines Res: 3 Brent Goose (pm), Peregrine Falcon, 3 Black-necked Grebe, Little Gull, 2 Rock Pipit (RBA).
  • Leyton 07:45-08:15: A couple of Redwings, Chaffinches and Pied Wagtails W (Paul Whiteman).
  • Alexandra Park: Reed Bunting (110th site species for the year); also, at least 2 Water Rail calling from Conservation Pond, Redwing and Chaffich over Cricket Scrub (J.Murray).
  • Wood Green: Grey Wagtail (singing briefly), 3 Redwing north 08:50hrs, 9 Siskin low over Brook Road at 12:15hrs (appeared to fly from private garden) (Des McKenzie).
  • Horsenden Hill/Paradise Fields (early am): Rock Pipit 1 (ploughed field then off west), Redwings 39 NW, Fieldfares 15 W, Stonechat (1 male 2 females), Firecrest (1 male near the canal road bridge), Chiffchaff 4 (Nick Senior).
  • Trent Park : 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew over; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Redwing; Goldcrest (several); 1 female Bullfinch (Robert Callf).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 1 Kestrel; 3 Red-legged Partridge; 8 Lapwing, flew N; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 female/imm Stonechat, at 'Barracks'; 4 Fieldfare, at Hog Hill; 1 male Brambling with 60+ Chaffinch, Hog Hill (Robert Callf).

October 24 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Great White Egret still present but Cattle Egret not reported (RBA/Birdguides); 2nd-winter Caspian Gull found by Howard Vaughan and Turtle Dove found by Andy Tweed (Paul Whiteman along for the ride!). Plus Bearded Tit, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail, Water Pipit, Ruff, 4+ Yellow-legged Gulls, 62+ Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Curlews, 25 Dunlin, c60 Redshanks, 5+ GBBGulls, 2 Goldcrests, m Sparrowhawk, 4+ Stonechats (David Callahan).
  • Amwell GPs: juvenile Iceland Gull in the roost this evening from the viewpoint; also 2 Mediterranean Gull, two drake Red-crested Pochard & 7 Little Egret, Stonechat, Redshank, Shelduck (Birdguides/Hertsbirding).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (vis mig 0730-0930): 2 Siskin (down, new river east), 33 Redwing, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Meadow Pipit, 64 Woodpigeon, 11 Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch, c80 Starling, 5 Song Thrush; also, Common Snipe (flushed from new river east), 51 Gadwall & 2 Common Gulls (Mark Pearson, Paul Robinson).
  • London Wetland Centre (a.m): Peregrine very large juv female(or hybrid!), Merlin (ad male flew downriver), Jack Snipe 2, Rock Pipit 1 west, Chiffchaff 4, Mealy Redpoll (2 wildside) (Nick Senior). Also (pm) Water Pipit (Main Lake), 2 Rock Pipit (Grazing Marsh), 51 Pochard (Matthew Palmer).
  • Staines Res: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Water Pipit (Ken Purdey).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 4 Pochard 3m 1f, Pair of Gadwall, 1 f Wigeon, 6 Common Snipe and a few scattered Redwing and Fieldfare (Vince?)

October 23 2007

  • Walthamstow marsh early a.m: 2 Meadow Pipits, 4 Stonechat, 2 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cattle Egret and Great White Egret still present (Birdguides).
  • Paddington: 3 juv Grey Wagtail (Paul Bruty).
  • Mayesbrook Park: Little Egret, 2 Teal, 12 Pochard.(Paul Hawkins)
  • Trent Park Area: 1 adult male Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 3 Red-legged Partridge; 1 female Green Woodpecker; 1 Little Owl, heard calling; 1 Grey Wagtail; 4 Goldcrest; 1 Lesser Redpoll; 2 Bullfinch, heard calling (Robert Callf).

October 22 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cattle Egret still present and showing well on Aveley pool at 11.55am; also Marsh Harrier through. (RBA)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: f & 1W drake Goldeneye, 78 Gadwall (my highest ever count here), Jackdaw, 13 Wigeon, 16 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Com Sands, pair Stonechats (David Callahan).
  • Leyton 07:40-08:20: In perfect conditions - 9 Woodpigeons W, 6 Chaffich NW, A few Goldfinch W. Don't these birds know they are supposed to be migrating! (Paul Whiteman).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery (0800-0830): 7 Fieldfares, 55 Woodpigeons, 2 Chaffinches, Grey Wagtail, Siskin h, 2+ Goldcrests, pair Canada Geese over (46th sp this year) (Bob Watts).
  • Neasden: 1 Brambling over at 07.30 (Andrew Self)
  • Dartford: 26 Yellow-legged Gulls (25 adults and 3rd-winter) on River Thames (Birdguides)
  • Elstree Aerodrome: 3 Teal, Grey Wagtail, 8 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare. 5 Meadow Pipit. 1 Bullfinch. (Steve Blake)
  • Home Farm: 6 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 30+ Fieldfare, 3 Groups(20+) Redwing over. fem Blackcap. (Steve Blake)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 6+ Tree Sparrow. 2 Stonechat. 4 Yellowhammer. (Steve Blake)
  • Brent Res. 10 Snipe, 3 Water Rail (Roy Beddard), (viz.mig. 0900-1100hrs) 6 M Pipit, 5 Jackdaw, 21 Redwing, 41 Chaffinch, 4 Siskin, 8 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch (Andrew Verrall)
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Water Rail calling Conservation Pond @ 1750 (Bob Watts).
  • Clissold Park: 1 RR Parakeet (again in NW corner), 2 Siskin, 10 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebes (Mark Pearson)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 2 Siskin flew over, Water Rail heard,20+ Meadow Pipit coming in to roost, 4 Jackdaw over, pair of Stonechat, Female Wigeon and a Grey Wagtail. ( Vince Halley-Frame ).

October 21 2007

  • London Wetland Centre: Yellow-browed Warbler by WWT Hide at 14.:30hrs & Peregrine over (Birdguides/SBC).
  • Mill Hill NW7: 5 Ring-necked Parakeet over SSW (Steve Blake).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cattle Egret still, 2 Little Egrets, Jack Snipe, 20 Blackwit, 2 Curlew, 2 Bearded Tit, Brambling, Redpoll, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Kingfisher, 12+ Stonechat, Black Swan (Paul Hawkins); also, 200 Greylag Goose, 2 Peregrine Falcon, Golden Plover, Ruff, Dartford Warbler (at the end of the cycleway near rubbish tip at c13:00hrs), 4 Bearded Tit (ELBF).
  • Alexandra Park (viz mig 0735-1020): 1+ Brambling, 285 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, 66 Chaffinch, 4+ Siskin, 5 Linnet, 3 Mipit, 17+ Skylark, 50+ Starling, 65+ Woodpigeon, 5 Alba Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 39 Jackdaw (35 in one flock), 1 m Blackcap (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener).
  • Trent Park: 2 Stonechat (m,immf), 30 Goldfinch, 2 Cormorant, 120 BH Gull (Pete Lowman).
  • Dagenham Riverside: Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 11 G/B/B/Gulls, 83 Stock Doves leaving roost, Black Swan, 43 Shoveler and 31 Redshank (Dave Morrison).
  • Grange Waters: 26 Wigeon, 184 Tufted, 40 Pochard, Fieldfare, 2 Redpoll sp, 2 Grey Wagtails, Goldcrest, Kingfisher, 146 Shoveler, 63 Gadwall, 4 Common Snipe, 6 Yellowhammers, Chiffchaff, 15 Red-legged Partridges, 314 Greylags and 2 Corn Buntings (Dave Morrison).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1-2 Water Rail calling from Hooks Hall Pond, no sign of Cetti's Warbler all afternoon at Hooks Hall Pond, pair of Stonechat and a Chiffchaff calling (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens (p.m.): 3 Egyptian Goose, fem Gadwall, 21 Shoveler, Little Grebe (Round Pond), 28 Cormorant, fem Sparrowhawk bathing for c15 minutes at W.H. Hudson Memorial, c20 Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit over, Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 11 Wren, Chiffchaff (Long Water Sanctuary), 6 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 3 Jay; Speckled Wood, Common Darter (Des McKenzie).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Firecrest still reported as present (Bob Watts).

October 20 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cattle Egret still at present (RBA).Great White Egret circled over visitor centre at 09:45hrs before flying west (J.Murray); also, Bearded Tit, Siskin, 10+ Stonechat, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Dunlin. (Paul Hawkins, Howard Vaughn, Les Harrison); also; Curlew Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper (J. Lethbridge).
  • Fisher's Green (Goose Field): 2 Egyptian Goose, Barnacle Goose, 2 Stonechat, Fieldfare (ELBF).
  • Seventy Acres Lake: Cetti's Warbler (ELBF).
  • Alexandra Park (viz mig: 0750-11:00): 2 Brambling, 2 Rook, 21 Jackdaw, 94 Fieldfare, 45 Redwing, 11 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 32 Chaffinch, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Mipit, 211 Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Skylark (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener).
  • Brent Res.viz.mig.2 Lapwing, 94 Wood Pigeon, 4 M Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail,3 Skylark, 2 Jackdaw,8 Fieldfare, 65 Redwing, 1 L. Redpoll, 1 Linnet, 6 Greenfinch, 54 Chaffinch, 21 Goldfinch (Andrew Verral)
  • East India Dock: 40 Tufted Duck, 50 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, Heron, Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, mixed party of Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tit, Shelduck (Paul Hyland).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Redwing, 10 Goldfinch, 12 Chaffinch, 4 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow (John Watson).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Cetti's Warbler still, 4 Lesser Redpolls, Siskin heard, a few Fieldfare and Redwing, female Stonechat, 1 Common Snipe (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • KGV Res: Highlights were 1 Dunlin, 3 Rock Pipits and 1 Water Pipit. (Roy Woodward).
  • Holyfield Hall Farm: Black Redstart reported (present for a few days)
  • South Mimms -just W of A1 junction on M25 at c 16.00hrs - Buzzard. (Nigel May)
  • Norbury-Woodcock flushed from back garden undergrowth @15.15 (Mike Netherwood)

October 19 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cattle Egret still early am (Jonathan Lethbridge per VHF); still present at 12.10pm (BirdGuides); Great White Egret to 08.45hrs at least (Les Harrison) but missing in reedbed at from 08.50am (Paul Hawkins per VHF); 2 Green Sands, 80 Redshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, Siskin, Redpoll, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Little Egrets, no further sign of Great White Egret up to 14.30 (Paul Hawkins, Jim Smith).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: 3 Mandarin, 3 Redpolls (No.1) (news from Pete Lambert via David Callahan).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (07.30-09.00): 5 Siskin (NW), 40 Jackdaw (W), c60 Chaffinch (NW), c60 Redwing (NW), 44 Fieldfare (NW), c200 Woodpigeon (W), 7 RN Parakeet, 3 Reed Bunting (Laurence Pitcher, Tony Butler).
  • Leyton (08:00-08:30): 32 Fieldfare NW and 5 W, 15 Woodpigeons W, 1 Jackdaw E, usual handful of finches moving in random directions, difficult to know if they are local or migrants (Paul Whiteman).
  • Scotch Common, Ealing 0700-0830: Woodpigeon 1800 SSW, Meadow Pipit 38 SW, Redwing 83 NW, Fieldfare 107 NW, Chaffinch 60 NW (Nick Senior).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Peregrine E @ 0808, Fieldfare 21 W, Woodpigeon 125 W or SW 0755-0815 - now on 45 species for year (Bob Watts).
  • East India Dock: 30+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Heron, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw (north), 8 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, Redshank, Shelduck (Paul Hyland).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 20 Tufted Duck, 1m Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 50 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 20 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Collard Dove, 6 Greenfinch, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 House Sparrow (John Watson).
  • Staines Res: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Little Gull (Ken Purdey).
  • Wood Green N22: Grey Wagtail, 11 Pied Wagtail at roost in trees adjacent to Morrison's supermarket (Des McKenzie).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c50 Fieldfare, c30 Redwing, c350 Woodpigeon over, 1 Stonechat, c35 Meadow Pipit, 1 male Blackcap & 1 calling Chiffchaff (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Regents Park: Hobby SW at 7.55am, 150 Redwings, 35 Fieldfares, 30 Siskins, Lesser Redpoll, 8 Meadow Pipits, 1300 Wood Pigeons west (Tony Duckett).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 3-4 Brambling over calling, 25+ Siskin over calling, several Redwing and Fieldfare, pair of Stonechat; no sign of Cetti's Warbler, but probably still in the area (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Trent Park: 2 Stonechat ( m,immf), 15 Goldfinch, 100+ BH Gull, 4 GS Woodpecker, 10 Stock Dove (Pete Lowman).
  • HAC Sports Ground, Moorgate: 4 Fieldfare for most of the day (Gareth Richards)
  • Leyton Flats/Hollow Ponds: 1 Woodlark (Headed North after hanging about awhile), 2 Gadwall (unusual here), 60 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 500 Woodpigeon SW, 3 Goldcrest (Gary A James).

October 18 2007

  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 male Bullfinch (brit-type, northern scrub), 9 Skylarks (5 down, 4 N), 1 Rook W with 3 Jackdaws, 2 Stonechats, 52 Fieldfares, 4 Redwings, 16 Meadow Pipits, 1 Brambling (with finch flock n horse field), 46 Alba Wagtails (horse field), 17 Linnets, 12 Goldfinches, 15 Chaffinches (Mark Pearson)
  • Leyton 08:00-08:30: 40 Woodpigeon W, 6 E, 40 Redwing W. Possible Brambling W (no call,viewed from below, would have been a house tick so have to be a bit cautious) (Paul Whiteman)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cattle Egret still present to 11:45hrs at least (RBA).
  • Wood Green: 14 Siskin west at 08:40hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: 9 Siskin west @ 0815, 1 Goldcrest, no sign of Firecrest in brief search (Bob Watts).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Common Buzzard, over Water Grdn at 09.25 hrs being mobbed by Carrion Crows; 1 Kestrel; 1 Little Owl, calling at Park Farm; 2 Tawny Owl (1 heard calling at 06.55 hrs, 1 flew low over Hadley Rd near Pumping Station at 07.45 hrs); 6 Stock Dove (including 1 juv at Parkside Farm); 2 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 22+ Skylark, flew over (including a flock of at least 16); 1 Grey Wagtail, at Lower Lake; 2(male and female/imm) Stonechat, at 'Old Golf Course'; 8 Redwing; 1 Fieldfare, at Park Farm; 6 Goldcrest; 1 singing male Coal Tit, at Icehouse Wood; 5 Nuthatch; 1 Siskin, flew over calling, at Duncan's Wood; 10 Linnet, at Parkside Farm; 2 Reed Bunting, together, at Park Farm; 2(m,f) Muntjac, together at Water Grdn (Robert Callf).
  • London Wetland Centre: Garganey 1 juv, Jack Snipe 1, Curlew 1 SW, Woodpigeon 480 w/sw, Kingfisher 1, alba wag 7 W, Wheatear 1, Stonechat 3, Redwing 18 W, Chiffchaff 2, Cetti's Warbler 1 female, Mealy Redpoll 5 W, Lesser Redpoll 3. (Nick Senior)
  • Fairlop Water:Black Redstart,3 Stonechat,Chiffchaff,10+Fieldfare,2 Reed Buntings,Skylark,Great Spotted Woodpecker & Green Woodpecker,Kestrel & 5 Little Grebes(Brendan Spooner)
  • Regents Park: Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtails, 8 Egyptian Geese. Vis mig 3200 Wood Pigeons WSW, 85 Fieldfares, 26 Redwings, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Pied Wagtails (Tony Duckett).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Peregrine circling at 2.25pm, 65+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing, 10+ Siskin (perched),pair of Stonechat and Cetti's Warbler heard. ( Vince Halley-Frame ).
  • Grovelands Park, Southgate: 12 Cormorant, roosting on island; 71(41 males, 30 females) Mandarin Duck; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Treecreeper (Robert Callf).

October 17 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Cattle Egret (Birdguides)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Black Redstarts with Stonechats & pipits, c3 Stonechat & c40 Meadow Pipit. (David Lindo)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: vis mig (0730-0900) - House Martin (W), 2+ Siskins (W), 1 Lesser Redpoll (E), 1 Mealy Redpoll (E), 13 Chaffinches (mainly W), 2 Redwings, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Reed Buntings (in from E), 7 Greenfinches, 1 Common Gull; also 1 Chiffchaff (Paul Robinson, Laurence Pitcher & Mark Pearson)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 7 Meadow Pipits, 3 Linnets (yawn) (Mark Pearson)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Common Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 2 Green Woodpecker; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 6 Stonechat, (2,male and female/imm., together, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park, 4,1 male, 3 females/imms., together, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm); 8 Mistle Thrush, at Park Farm; 1 Redwing; 1 Chiffchaff, at 'Barracks'; 2 Goldcrest; Siskin, heard flock, over Rough Lot; 1 Red Admiral (Robert Callf).

October 16 2007

  • Hornchurch CP: 2 Cettis Warblers exploding in song at each other across path. (J-P Elmes)
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Swallows (S), 3 Fieldfares (first of year), 10 Redwings, 5 Meadow Pipits, 10 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Jackdaws (Mark Pearson)
  • Clissold Park: 7 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe (Mark Pearson).
  • East India Dock: 32 Tufties, 111 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 4 Heron, GBB Gull, Grey Wagtail (Richard Harrison).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Teal, Lower Lake; 2 Kestrel; 23 Stock Dove, together on ploughed field; 1 Kingfisher, Lower Lake; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Pied Wagtail; 4 (1 male, 3 female/imms) Stonechat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 8 Mistle Thrush, flew over (Robert Callf).
  • Aldenham CP: 14 Golden Plover (0ver East) Little Grebe. Kingfisher. 4 Pied Wagtail. 1 Grey Wagtail. 1 Treecreeper. 4 Song & 2 Mistle Thrush. (Steve Blake)
  • Elstree Aerodrome. 1 Water Rail. 1 Pied Wagtail 4 Teal. 4 Meadow Pipit. 3 Redwing. (Steve Blake)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Cetti's Warbler still, also 12 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Common Snipe several Redwings flying over. ( Vince Halley-Frame ).

October 15 2007

  • Horsenden Hill/Paradise Fields (0730-1000hrs) Snipe 7 W, Skylark 16 W, Meadow Pipit 23 SE, Stonechat 1 male, Song Thrush c.90 inc 20 dropping in most seen well were continental type, Redwing 18 east + 30 grounded, Fieldfare 8, Blackcap 4, Chiffchaff 1, Goldcrest c30, Chaffinch 71 NW, Brambling 15 NW, Mealy Redpoll 2 W with 11 Lesser Redpolls, Siskin 41 SW, Reed Bunting 6 W (Nick Senior).
  • Paddington Green (07:30hrs-07:45hrs): Ring-necked Parakeet (surprisingly scarce here, third local record in four years), 2 Grey Wagtail (highly vocal), Redwing (Des McKenzie).
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Kestrel; 3 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Skylark, at Vicarage Farm; 4 (2 males, 2 females/imms) Stonechat, at Vicarage Farm; Redwing (a few); 9+ Goldcrest; 4 Nuthatch; 3 Treecreeper (Robert Callf).
  • Berrylands: 7 Redwing west at 07:48 (Nick Tanner).
  • Alexandra Park: m Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 3 Goldfinch, Comma, 3 Common Darter, 3-4 Harlequin Ladybirds (Des McKenzie).

October 14 2007

  • London Wetland Centre: Yellow Browed Warbler mid-afternoon along Thames towpath scrub near junction with Queen Elizabeth Walk (Nick Senior).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Woodlark headed east and lingered over the grassland. Our 2nd ever - the 1st in Nov 1992, c7 Skylark, c20 Pied Wagtail, c35 Meadow Pipit, c40 Chaffinch, c60 Redwing, c10 Fieldfare, c8 migrant (?) Song Thrush & c40 Jackdaw. Light Woodpigeon passage c300 all told (David Jeffreys, David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Brent Reservoir: viz-mig - Red-breasted Merganser, Pintail, 4 Wigeon (later returned and landed), 205 Woodpigeon, 8 Skylark, 9 Pied Wagtail, 6 M. Pipit, 38 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Jackdaw and 7 species of finch (Andrew Self).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs: Curlew (S) 0720, ad Yellow-legged Gull (no5), Ring-necked Parakeet (S), 5 Redwing, 8 Lapwing (S), Peregrine, Yellow Wag (S), 2 Skylarks (S), 18+ Jackdaws, 4 Stonechat (pr Tott Marsh, pr E Warwick), 20 Wigeon, Snipe, 2 Wheatears, 4 Green Sands, Com Sand, 8 Mipits, 5 Grey Wags, 29 Pied Wags, 5 Chiffchaffs, 40+ Magpie, 8 Jays, 40+ Robins, 36+ Chaffinches, 2 Linnet; also Rock/Water Pipit reported by Pete Lambert (David Callahan).
  • Leyton 07:30-08:30 All West or South-west unless stated: Woodpigeon 436 (35 North-east),Song Thrush 2 South, Redwing 65, Mistle Thrush 3 North possibly locals, Blackbird 2, Fieldfare 1, Goldfinch 12, Chaffinch 22 (6 North), Siskin 2 South, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 12 (1 North), Rock Pipit 1 (house tick, presumably scandinavian) Skylark 1 (Paul Whiteman).
  • South Norwood Lake: 25 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Pied Wagtail (John Watson, Gavin Hawgood).
  • Leytonstone (07.15-08.30): 180 Woodpigeons (sw), 42 Redwing (s), 6 Blackbirds (Gary A James).
  • Crossness: 6 Black-tailed Godwit, juv Arctic Tern at Thames off Riverside Golf Course (RBA).
  • Alexandra Park: 6 Skylark, 1 Fieldfare, 150+ Redwing, 5+ Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 58 Woodpigeon, 50+ Chaffinch, 20 Mipits,10+ Jackdaw,4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Stuart Harrington, Gareth Richards) 0750-1050.
  • Battersea Power Station: (06.50-09.30) Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 19 House Sparrow, 14 Meadow Pipit SW, 15 Chaffinch SW, 5 Ring Necked Parakeet east, 170 Wood Pigeon South, 6 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing and 4 Blackbirds over high,all west (Dave Morrison).
  • Barking Outfall: 305 Teal, 31 Shoveler, 2 Rock Pipit, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper and 6 Redshank (Dave Morrison).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Red Kite circled North 4.45-4.55pm mobbed by a Carrion Crow, also Cetti's Warbler still by Hooks Hall Pond (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Kestrel; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; Ring-nkd Parakeet, heard calling; 4 Stonechat, ( 3, 1 male, 2 females/imms., 'Barracks', at Vicarage Farm, 1 female/imm., 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park ); 5 Goldcrest; 1 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 1 ad female Bullfinch, at Vicarage Farm; 2 females/imms Reed Bunting, together, at Parkside Farm; 1 Red Admiral; 1 Speckled Wood (Robert Callf & Phil Rhodes).

October 13 2007

  • Isle of Dogs: Ring-billed Gull at end of Glenaffric Road slipway, on Thames foreshore at 11:10am. The returning bird - last seen in March (Richard Bonser).
  • London Wetland Centre: Yellow-browed Warbler by the entrance to the WWF hide; present mid-p.m. at least (Birdguides/SBC).
  • Brent Reservoir: Woodlark east at 09.40, also Brambling & 3 Skylarks (Andrew Self & Andrew Verrall).
  • Island Barn Res: Greenshank, Goldeneye (SBC).
  • Queen Mother Res: 2 Common Scoter (Birdguides).
  • Richmond Park: Ring Ouzel briefly 200m south of Pen Ponds car park, Song Thrush c105 on passage & flocks around park, Fieldfare 1 in Sidmouth hawthorns, Redwing 3, Lapwing 1 north (J. Wilczur).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 20 Tufted Duck, 12 Redwing, 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Nuthatch, 8 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 100+ Woodpigeon on playing fields (John Watson).
  • Rainham: c.10 Yellow-legged Gulls Thames foreshore plus 37 Redshank, 2 Kestrels (Richard Bonser).
  • Beddington SF: 8 Wigeon, Garganey, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 1w Caspian Gull, Common Buzzard, fem Peregrine, Water Rail, 30 Redwing, 110 Fieldfare, 2 Brambling, 6 Siskin (Dip or Glory).
  • Cheshunt: Black-necked Grebe on Bowyers Water, 2 Cetti's Warblers on Seventy Acres, 10 Egyptian Geese around goose fields, Redpoll, 2 Fieldfare, 300+ Redwing over (J murray).
  • Paddington Green: Common Buzzard west 14:19hrs, 2 Grey Wagtail (highly vocal), Pied Wagtail, Brambling north 14:04hrs, 12 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting north 14:50hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 34 Meadow Pipits, Lesser Redpoll, Rock Pipit, Fieldfare, Wheatear, 26 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, Common Redstart by sea wall entrance, 5 Siskin, 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff and a Little Egret (Dave Morrison).
  • Alexandra Park: Treecreeper (109th species for the Park for the year; the best ever total), c80 Redwing, 4 Siskin, Skylark (Andrew Gardener, Stuart Harrington).
  • Streatham Common: 9 Fieldfare circled over, then N (Peter Newmark).
  • Wanstead Park: 7 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 39 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 30+ BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 GC Grebe, 10 Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, 3 GS Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Blackbird, Robin, Wren, 2 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, Starling, Woodpigeon, 5 Jay, 9 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw over SW, Carrion Crow (J. Lethbridge).
  • Trent Park: 2 Stonechat (m,f), Meadow Pipit, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Redwing (Pete Lowman).
  • Horsenden Hill: 31 Chaffinch, 32 Redwing, 1+ Skylark, 2+ Fieldfare, 7 Meadow Pipit, 3 Jackdaw, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3+ Siskin, 13 Greenfinch, 2 Lapwing, 1 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal (Andy Culshaw, David Howdon).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Redpoll in trees by East Reservoir, p.m. (Stuart Harrington).
  • Vicarage Farm and Parkside Farm, Enfield: 1 juv female Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 2 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Skylark; 2 ( 1 male, 1 female/imm ) Stonechat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 2 Song Thrush; 11 Goldfinch; 1 Grass Snake (Robert Callf).

October 12 2007

  • Springfield Park: 6 Ring-necked Parakeets, 2 Stonechat on marshes.(J-P Elmes).
  • London Wetland Centre: Ring Ouzel (LWC website).
  • Hammersmith/Fulham: 1 Juv Peregrine perched on Charing Cross Hospital (Nathalie Mahieu).
  • Hampstead Heath: 5 siskin; Brent Res: Poss Ring Ouzel by small sailing club / football pitches, noctule bat chased by BH at 18:10 (Pete Jones)
  • Central London: 2 Juv Peregrines perched on The Bank of England (John Murray).
  • Alexandra Park: 1 Fieldfare (landed for 10 mins on cricket pitch), 1 Redwing, 5 Mipits, Skylark (h), 10 Chaffinches, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 Alba Wagtail in poor low cloud cover/drizzle viz mig conditions (Bob Watts).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 30 Tufted Duck, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 5 Cormorant, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 6 Jay, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 20 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch (John Watson).
  • Amwell GP's: 1 Little Stint (Birdguides).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 male Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 3 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Ring-nkd Parakeet, heard calling; 4+ Pied Wagtail; 4 Stonechat ( 2 females/imms., together, at Vicarage Farm, 2 male and female/imm., together at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park ); Redwing ( a few ); 4 Goldcrest; 3 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 1 female Brambling, with large flock of finches at Hog Hill ( 200+ Chaffinch & Linnet ); 14 Goldfinch, at Parkside Farm; 2 Yellowhammer (Robert Callf).
  • Note, Island Barn, Queen Mary & Queen Mother Reservoirs will reopen tomorrow (ie those with sailing clubs), but access will only be permitted within the confines of the sailing club areas, eg you can't walk around! All the others remain closed (Dave Harris).
  • Clissold Park (Stoke N'ton): Rose-Ringed Parakeet, 5 Pochard (Mark Pearson)
  • Trent Park:2 Stonechat, 7 Meadow Pipit, c30 Goldfinch, 7 Redwing,2 Song Thrush, 4 G.S Woodpecker, c100 BH Gull. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Redwing, 2 Sparrowhawk, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Blackcap, Brambling, 30 Chaffinch, 40 Linnet, 5 Yellowhammer and a Red Legged Partridge.Also 2 Small Copper, 2 Speckled Woods, Small White, 4 Migrant Hawkers and many Darters.(Dave Morrison)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Cetti's Warbler still present by Hooks Hall Pond, 6 Swallows over as well.( Vince Halley-Frame
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Little Owl, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal (Andy Culshaw).

October 11 2007

  • Amwell GP: Little Stint (RBA).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c100 House Sparrow at roost that they share with c700 Rose-ringed Parakeet. Also c3 Chiffchaff & 4 Stonechat. Too foggy to see anything. (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (0710-0950): vis mig: 1 Lapwing, 69 Redwings, 54 Chaffinches, 17 Meadow Pipits, 5 Lesser Redpolls (briefly down), 4 Siskins (briefly down, then N), 2 Linnets, 1 Brambling (S), 2 Jackdaws (E), 4 Reed Buntings (2E, 2 down), 15 Alba Wags, 2 Grey Wags, 8 Goldfinches, 16 Song Thrushes; also 3 Chiffchaffs (two singing), 3 Goldcrests (Tony Butler & Mark Pearson)
  • Wood Green N22: 35-40 Redwing NW 10.50hrs, redpoll spp. (presumably Lesser) over at 13:14hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • London Wetland Centre: No sign of reported Blyth's Reed Warbler; 2 Garganey & 10 Mealy Redpoll (RBA).
  • East India Dock NR / Leamouth: Redshank, Peregrine (Dome), fem Sparrowhawk thermalling with BHGulls, 3 Com Sands, Grey Wag, 23 Teal, 4 Little Grebes (David Callahan).
  • Sunny Hill Park (TQ227900), Hendon (0730-0830h vis mig): Redwing (74), Meadow Pipit (46), Chaffinch (44), Greenfinch (20), Jackdaw (4), Fieldfare (4), Skylark (1) & Grey Wagtail (1) (Fraser Simpson).
  • South Norwood Lake: 20 Tufted Duck, 70 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Jay, 3 Pied Wagtail, 8 Goldfinch (John Watson).
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Little Grebe; 1 Kestrel; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Skylark, over 'New Fields'; 7 Stonechat, ( 2 males, 1 female/imm., at 'Old Golf Course', 1 female/imm., at Parkside Farm and 3 females/imms., at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm ); 1 Song Thrush, near Cockfoster's entrance; 2 Goldcrest; 4 Nuthatch; 20+ Linnet, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Comma; 1 Speckled Wood; 1 Silver Y (Robert Callf).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 5 Stonechats, 2 Skylarks, 12 Meadow Pipits, 3 Reed Buntings, 6 Linnets (Mark Pearson).
  • Regents Park: 230 Redwings, 15 Fieldfares, 14 Song Thrushes, 1 Rock Pipit flew SE with Pied Wagtail, 40 Meadow Pipits, 6 Pied Wagtails, 14 Bramblings, 50 Chaffinches, 10 Linnets, Lesser Redpolls, 18 Siskins, 8 Starlings over before 8.45am plus 2 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Cetti's Warbler heard at 4pm, possible Rock Pipit heard, 37 Siskin flew north in two groups, 25 at 2.10pm and 12 at 3.25pm, 3 Stonechat 2f 1m. ( Vince Halley-Frame ).
  • Horsenden Hill: 6 Siskin over (Andy Culshaw).

October 10 2007

  • London Wetland Centre: Blyth's Reed Warbler @ 5.45pm close to the Wildside hide on the grazing Marsh also 1 ad Kittiwake west & 4 Stonechats (Nick Senior).
  • Beddington SF: Garganey, Golden Plover, 2 Brambling, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Yellowhammer (Dip or Glory).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 1 Little Owl, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Stonechats (m & f), 2 Skylarks, 21 Meadow Pipits, 3 Grey Wagtails, 6 Linnets (Mark Pearson)
  • Clissold Park (Stoke N'ton): 3 Jackdaws east, 5 Little Grebes, 7 Pochards, 2 Shoveler, 5 Goldcrests; also 2 Coal Tits & 1 Chiffchaff in Abney Park Cemetery (Mark Pearson); Clissold Park: 1 Kingfisher (TeRNS).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Little Grebe, 7 Shoveler, fem Teal on Round Pond flew East, 13 Pied Wagtail, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Paul Bruty); also, 305 Greylag Goose, 7 Greylag x Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, fem Teal (Longwater - probably same bird as reported earlier), 9 Shoveler, 60 Tufted Duck, 11 Cormorant, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c15 Ring-necked Parakeet, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Meadow pipit over, Rock/Water Pipit SE 14.12hrs, Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, c50 Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, 5 Jay, 17 Magpie, 1-2 Jackdaw (trees on east side of Round Pond), Siskin over (Des McKenzie).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 113 Greylag Goose, Dunlin, Little Stint, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Snipe, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1y Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Kingfisher, 35 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 4 Stonechat (ELBF).
  • Ashmill Street NW1: 8 house Sparrow in the grounds of Scott House (my best count in the area for some time) (Des McKenzie).
  • Wimbledon Common: 2 Wigeon, 1 Fieldfare (the latter being the 96th species of the year for this site) (David Wills).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Male Firecrest with 2 Goldcrest between Monument Glad and Turning Circle. Presumed to be same bird present several days ago (Bob Watts).
  • Trent Park Area: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard singing, Ride Wood; 4 Skylark, Vicarage Farm; 5 Swallow, Vicarage Farm; c13 Meadow Pipit, ( c10 South Lodge Farm, 3 'Old Golf Course' ); 1 Grey Wagtail, Lower Lake; 1 female/imm Common Redstart, at Parkside Farm ( Joint latest bird locally for 9 years! ); 4 Stonechat ( male and female/imm., at 'Old Golf Course', male and female/imm at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm ); 6 Song Thrush, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Goldcrest, together, Parkside Farm; c130 Chaffinch ( c100 at Vicarage Farm, 30 Park Farm ); 1 male Brambling, at Vicarage Farm; c20 Goldfinch, 'Old Golf Course'; 14 Linnet, Hog Hill; 2 Yellowhammer, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Regents Park: 1m Firecrest, 1m Marsh Harrier 8.20am, 28 Fieldfares, 34 Redwings, 1 M Pipit, 6 Chiffchaffs, 6 Goldcrests, 12 Goldfinches (Tony Duckett).
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: 1 Rock Pipit, Redwing (TeRNS).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: No sound of Cetti's Warbler in a brief listen, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Stonechat 2m 1f, 1 m Blackcap,1+ Grey Wagtail and 23+ Meadow Pipit.( Vince Halley-Frame & Jonathan Lethbridge).

October 9 2007

  • London Wetland Centre: Possible Blyth's Reed Warbler reported showing distantly from Peacock Hide at 16.30 (per Franko Maroevic); also 2 Brent Goose circled site 0830, flew off NE (ACS); Grey Heron took Starling.
  • Beddington SF: 3 juv Sabine's Gulls on main lake up to 10.22hrs at least: Note: permit access only but lake viewable from public footpath (RBA). 1 juv at 1520, when flushed and lost to view until at least 1700 (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Snipe, c6 Chiffchaff, c45 Meadow Pipit, c12 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Jackdaw, c30 House Sparrow & c1,000 Rose-ringed Parakeet leaving roost (David Lindo).
  • Lake Side, Oakwood, N14: 1 Kingfisher, perched, seen without bins (Robert Callf).
  • Trent Park: 4 Stonechat (3m,1f),Meadow Pipit,3 Swallow,9 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush,2 Green Woodpecker, 2 G.S Woodpecker, 3 Chiff Chaff, c150 BH Gull ( Lower Lake), Kestrel. ( Pete Lowman).
  • West Hampstead Station: 9 ringnecked parakeets flew over 6.00pm (Alan Lewis)

October 8 2007

  • Walthamstow Marshes: Stonechat by bomb crater pond (J-P Elmes).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Hobby, 1 Blackcap, c6 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat, c2 possible Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Fieldfare, c25 Redwing, c10 Siskin through, c8 'alba' Wagtail over & c45 Meadow Pipit (David Lindo).
  • Chepstow Road W2: c6 Yellow Wagtail over (David Lindo).
  • London Wetland Centre (0800-0930): 1 Woodlark W, 3 Skylark W, 12 Song Thrush W, 18 Meadow Pipit S, 16 Swallow SE, 3 Siskin, 25 Linnet and 74 Chaffinch all NW, Garganey and 3 Stonechat Grazing Marsh, 3 Blackcap and 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Wildside) (D. Monk).
  • Bellingham Play Park, Sydenham: Kingfisher, 12 Redwings over, 2+ Chiffchaffs (but no sign of yesterday's reported Greenish Warbler) (John Archer).
  • Barbican Centre EC1: Grey Wagtail (Paul Bruty).
  • Regents Park: 3 Ring Ouzels west at 7.40am, 18 Redwings, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 6 M Pipits, 15 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 4 Chiffchaffs, 9 Egyptian Geese, 2 RN Parakeets (Tony Duckett).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Common Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 Kingfisher, together, at Lower Lake; 4 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, heard singing; 6 Skylark; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 female/imm Common Redstart, at Parkside Farm; 9 Stonechat,( 3 females/imms., at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm, 2, 1 male, 1 female/imm., at Parkside Farm; 4 ,3 males, 1 female/imm., at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park ); 1 female/imm Wheatear, at Cuckold's Hill, Parkside Farm; 4 Song Thrush; 3 Chiffchaff; 7 Goldcrest; 2 Nuthatch; 4 Treecreeper; 18 Goldfinch; 18 Linnet; 1 Siskin, flew over calling, 'Old Golf Course'; 1 Reed Bunting, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Weasel (Robert Callf).
  • Mayesbrook Park: 5 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Shoverler, 5 Pochard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Noctule Bats(Paul Hawkins)
  • Trent Park: 3 Stonechat (m),15 Redwing, 12 Goldfinch,Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 100+ BH Gull, Chiff Chaff. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Trent Park: 1 male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, low down in Elder ( reported by Robin White ) (Robert Callf).

October 7 2007

  • Bellingham Play Park, Sydenham: Greenish Warbler in marshy area south of Play Park between trees next to a pond and shrubs in fenced off derelict ground 14:51 (Birdguides). Water Rail, 3+ Chiffchaffs but no sign of Greenish Warbler 1600-1810 (John Archer)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 1-2 Firecrests (Howard Vaughan et al), but no sign of putative Blyth's Reed Warbler up to 1230. Also White Wagtail, 11 Redwing, 3 Pintail, c70 Wigeon, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, c25 Redshanks, 3 Dunlin, 2 Blackcaps, 5+ Stonechats, 5+ Snipe, 4 Little Egrets (David Callahan).
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Skylarks over, also 21 Redwing, 8 Pied Wagtails, 3 Grey Wagtails, 7 Jackdaw, Siskin & Reed Bunting, plus Pintail & 2 Wigeon (Andrew Self & Roy Beddard)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Whitethroat, c4 Chiffchaff, c8 Stonechat, c30 Meadow Pipit, 20 Linnet & c20 Redwing. (David Lindo)
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (N): 1 Goldeneye (fem/juv) on Upper Maynard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtails, ca. 30 Shoveler, 40 GC Grebe, 6 Dabchicks, 30 Teal, no sign of Little Egrets. (Quentin Given).
  • Canon's Farm, Banstead: Brambling (3), Chaffinch (200, big influx), Redwing (2), Skylark (25), Meadow Pipit (25), Linnet (25), Yellowhammer (4). (Steve Gale)
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Swallows south (Andrew Gardener).
  • Hyde Park: 1 Fieldfare (Paul Bruty).
  • Paddington: 30+ Goldfinch (Paul Bruty).
  • Paddington Green: 2 Siskin SW 13:00hrs (Nick Tanner).
  • London Wetland Centre: (0800-1200) 1 female type Merlin flew West @1210, 1 Mealy Redpoll (entrance lake- flew off towards wildside), 32 Goldfinch SW, 7 Siskin SW, 18 Linnet E, 1 brambling W +1 near 2 storey hide, 22 Redwing SW, 14 Song Thrush W + 6 'dropped in', 3 Swallow W, 4 Skylark W, 7 Mipit S, 2 Rock Pipit Wader Scrape + 1 flew W, 1 Wheatear Wader Scrape. 14 Chiffchaff on site and five Water Rail calling. No sign of Short Eared Owl today.(DM)also Gargany in chanel on Grasing marsh [pm] Y Simmonds
  • East India Dock NR: m+f Blackcap, 4+ Chiffchaff, 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe, f Great-spotted Woodpecker. (Paul Hyland)
  • West Thurrock Marshes: 24 Meadow Pipits over, 6 Chiffchaff, Rock Pipit, Water Rail, 2 Little Egret, 6 Stonechat, 2 Grey Plover, Yellowhammer, 16 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare and 25 Robins, 19 of which were singing.(Dave Morrison)
  • Barking Outfall: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 223 Teal, 26 Shoveler, 5 Grey Wagtail, Rock Pipit, Kingfisher and 44 Shelduck.(Dave Morrison)
  • Fairlop Water:2 Stonechats,Kingfisher,3 Chiffchaff,9 Great crested Grebes,4 Little Grebe,33+Lapwings & 2 Speckled Wood butterflies.(Brendan Spooner)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Cetti's Warbler seen briefly at 3.45pm by Hooks Hall Pond, flock of 20+ Mistle Thrush, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2-3 Chiffchaff and 1 Male Blackcap. (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Waltham Abbey - Wheatsheaf pub: 2 Buzzards (Richard Harrison).
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Little Grebe; 1 ad male Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 4 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Skylark; 4 Pied Wagtail; 1 female / imm Black Redstart, at Hog Hill, Vicarage Farm; 9 Stonechat, ( 6, 1 male, 5 females / imms., at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 3, 2 males, 1 female / imm., 'Old Golf Course'); 10+ Mistle Thrush, on ploughed field, Vicarage Farm; 6 Fieldfare, on ploughed field, Vicarage Farm; 1 Song Thrush; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 2 (m,f) Yellowhammer, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Reed Bunting, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).

October 6 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Blyth's Reed Warbler ? again early morning. Walk through the scrub towards Aveley Pools and view last bush on left near pylon at end of boardwalk, also 3 Firecrests in wooded area (Birdguides)Also 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Hobbies, Siskin, 12 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, 3 Brambling, 42 Wigeon, 12 Common Snipe, 15 Stonechat, Red Breasted Merganser, 60 Redshank, Rock Pipit, Lesser Redpoll, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 3 Grey Plover, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Goldcrest and 2 House Martin (Paul Hawkins and Dave Morrison); also, Firecrest and Ring Necked Parakeet (Shaun Harvey and Dave Morrison); also, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Pintail (Gabriel Jamie); also, 2 Common Snipe, Kingfisher, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Purfleet), 2+ Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, good numbers of Migrant Hawker (Des McKenzie, Nick Tanner, Franco Maroevic, Rupert Kaye).
  • Horsenden Hill/Paradise Fields: late am - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 near ranger station, c35 Meadow Pipits, 1 male Stonechat canal pond, 11 Chiffchaffs, 18 Goldcrests, 1 possibly 2 Ring Ouzels Bramstons Pond, 8 Redwings, 4 Bullfinches, 9 Linnets, 4 Lesser Redpolls (Nick Senior)
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Tree Sparrows briefly on dump, Stonechat, 2 Skylarks over, also 5 Siskin, 15 Meadow Pipits, 10 Pied Wagtails, 23 Redwing, 45 Chaffinches, 4 Wigeon & Pintail (Brent Birders)
  • Richmond Park: Ring Ouzel feeding in ornamental hawthorns at top of "sidmouth slope" north-west of Pen Ponds, Herring Gull 43 SE & 13 E, Redwing 51 W, Song Thrush 35, Chaffinch 23 W & NW. No sign Of Rouzel late p.m. (J. Wilczur).
  • South Norwood Lake: 10 Tufted Duck,5 Cormorant,30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull,2 Collard Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest, Goldfinch,Chaffinch, Greenfinch,1 Chiffchaff, 15+ Jay,(John Watson. Gavin Hawgood)
  • Watney Market, E1: Peregrine circling, mobbed by crows at 0800 (David Callahan).
  • Barns WWT: Short Eared Owl perched on vegetation on the grazing marsh, best viewed from Wildside hide. Also Kingfisher, 3 Stonechat, Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow, 3 House Martin and one calling Water Rail (Martin Honey).
  • Vicarage Farm, Enfield: 1 Ring Ouzel, in bushes ( reported by Robin White ) (Robert Callf).
  • Leyton: 5 Redwings W this a.m. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Trent Park: 3 Stonechat ( 2m,f)( also per Robert Callf),6 Meadow Pipit,12 Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk, 15 Redwing. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Cetti's Warbler calling frequently late afternoon by Hooks Hall Pond but not seen, (2nd site record).See the map on the noticeboard by the visitor centre for directions to Hooks Hall Pond. (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Greylag Goose, flew NE, Vicarage Farm; 2 Green Woodpecker; 4 Stonechat, ( 3, 2 males, 1 female / imm., 'Old Golf Course'; 1 female / imm., 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm ); 2 Song Thrush; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Treecreeper; 1 male Brambling, with 50+ Chaffinch, on ploughed field, Hog Hill; 1 ad female Bullfinch, 'Old Golf Course'; 2 (m,f) Yellowhammer (Robert Callf).

October 5 2007

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: possible Blyth's Reed Warbler again early morning. (Birdguides)
  • Brent Res: 2 Wigeon, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jackdaws, 2 Meadow Pipits, 6 Chiffchaff. (Roy Beddard)
  • Horsenden Hill/Paradise Fields 0700-0900: 12 Meadow Pipits SE, pair of Stonechats, 12 Goldcrests 'new in', 14 Chiffchaffs, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Blackcaps 7 Lesser Redpolls SW, 4 Bullfinches, 1 Brambling (Nick Senior)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Dartford Warbler a first winter bird discovered in the bushes on the southern edge of Chats Paddock at 0805hrs. It was in loose association with a newly arrived winter male Stonechat. Also c8 Chiffchaff, c2 Lesser Whitethroat, c4 Blackcap, c8 'alba' wagtails over, c30 Meadow Pipit, c20 Redwing & 5 Collared Doves heading NE (our largest single flock ever!) (David Lindo, Kevin Wilmot & Tom)
  • Leyton 07:30-08:30 6 Chaffinch N, 3 Collared Dove N, 1 Pied Wagtail S, 1 Meadow Pipit E. Local Jays doing a steady movement W with bulging crops, but they will be back so 'viz' but not really 'migging' (Paul Whiteman)
  • East India Dock NR: 2 Redwing, f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, f Chaffinch, GBBG, Grey Wagtail, Fox ! (Paul Hyland)
  • Thames @ Limehouse: Great-crested Grebe at entrance to Limehouse Basin - regular wintering bird. (Paul Hyland)
  • Fitzroy Square W1: 1 Chiffchaff in song (Peter Jones)
  • Alexandra Park: Wheatear, m Stonechat, sev Mipits (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts)
  • South Norwood Lake:3 Cormorant, 12 Tufted Duck,20 Black-headed Gull,30+ Herring Gull S/SE,2 Pied Wagtail,1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,12 Jay,1 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 2 House Sparrow,
  • Clissold Park (Stoke N'ton): 4 Grey Wagtails, 1 Chiffchaff (Mark Pearson)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Kestrel; 1 Green Woodpecker; 4 Skylark, at Vicarage Farm; 1 male Stonechat, at Vicarage Farm; 1 female / imm Wheatear, on ploughed field, at Vicarage Farm; 1 male Ring Ouzel, in bushes, calling, at Vicarage Farm; 27 Mistle Thrush, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Chiffchaff; 16 Magpie, together, at Vicarage Farm; 4 Yellowhammer, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Small Copper; 3 Comma; 3 Speckled Wood; 1 Large White (Robert Callf).
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: 3 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 (singing) Chiffchaff. Viz-mig 6.45-10.00 5 Jackdaw (NW), 2 mipit. (TeRNS)
  • Mayesbrook Park: 4 Gadwall.(Paul Hawkins)
  • Trent Park: Stonechat (m), 20 Jackdaw, Stock Dove, 4 G.S Woodpecker,2 Grey Wagtail, c80 BH Gull.(Pete Lowman).

October 4 2007

  • Horsenden Hill/Paradise Fields 0700-0900: S.E. Owl 1 over south @ 0810, 1 male Stonechat, 29 Meadow Pipits S, 8 Yellow Wagtails S, 12 Chiffchaffs, 8 Goldcrests, 21 Chaffinches NW, 5 Bullfinches. (Nick Senior)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: possible Blyth's Reed Warbler reported at 12:40; directions from the visitor centre, "said to be giving good call" (Birdguides)
  • Chertsey: Purple Heron north over town centre this morning (Birdguides)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Wheatear still, c13 Yellow Wagtail, c10 Pied Wagtail over, c40 Meadow Pipit, c15 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, c70 Redwing, c12 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Blackcap, c10 Chaffinch over, 1 Stock Dove & a Jackdaw. (David Lindo)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs (0645-0915): vis mig: 1 Rock Pipit, 35 Meadow Pipits, 8 Bramblings, 13 Siskins, 2 Redpolls, 92 Chaffinches (best site count), 13 Grey Wagtails (best site count, inc. two groups of 4 & 5), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 39 alba Wagtails, 17 Song Thrushes, 24 Mistle Thrushes, 12 Redwings, 2 House Martins, 1 Swallow. also: female Peregrine, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher, c6 Chiffchaffs (inc. a dull, greyish bird with indistinct but noticeable wing bars). (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler). Clissold Park: 5 Redwing, 4 Shoveler, 1 Swallow over. (TeRNS).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Skylarks, 16 Meadow Pipits, singing Willow Warbler, 2 House Martins, 3 Siskins, 5 Linnets (Mark Pearson)
  • South Norwood Lake: 5 Cormorant, 30 Black-headed Gull, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 House Sparrow,(John Watson)
  • Vicarage Farm and Parkside Farm, Enfield: 10 Meadow Pipit; 3 ( 2 males, 1 female / imm ) Stonechat; 4 Song Thrush; 3 Chiffchaff; 3 Yellowhammer (Robert Callf).
  • Trent Park: 5 Meadow Pipit, Wheatear(1stWf),10 Goldfinch, Reed Warbler, Blackcap,c100+ B.H Gulls on the lower lake.( Pete Lowman )

October 3 2007

  • William Girling Reservoir: Hen Harrier on the east bank this afternoon for its 2nd day (Birdguides). Juv. Whinchat, + 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, from Russel Road footpath (SE corner of WGR)late afternoon + evening. (Roy Woodward).
  • Walthamstow Marshes: 4 Stonechats, 12 Swallows (south), 31 Meadow Pipits, 4 Chiffchaffs, 6 Grey Wagtails, 30+ alba wagtails, 2 Siskins, 1 Linnet; also 7 Red Admirals, 3 Meadow Browns, 1 Green-veined White. (Mark Pearson)
  • London Wetland Centre WWT: Ring Ouzel; also Rock Pipit (Birdguides). Late afternoon, 1 Hobby, 1 (long-staying) Greenshank and three Water Rail (calling) (Martin Honey).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Wheatear, 1 male Lesser Whitethroat, c9 Chiffchaff, c5 Swallow, c50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, c10 Redwing & 1 Jackdaw. (David Lindo)
  • Leyton: 00:00 A Little Owl calling for 10 minutes behind the house, only recorded here every five years! Mig very inviz. this morning 07:30-08:00. Overcast conditions not very suitable? (Paul Whiteman)
  • Thames @ Limehouse: 60+ House martin over @ 08:00 (Paul Hyland)
  • St James's Park: 3 Swallows south at 12.45 (Andrew Self)
  • South Norwood Lake:2 Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Black-headed Gull, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 1f Blackcap, 3 House Sparrow. (John Watson)
  • East India Dock NR: Jay, 2 Redshank,(both uncommon) 100+ Teal, 3 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff (Paul Hyland).
  • Mudchute/Millwall Park: Monk Parakeet over towards Island Gardens, but none around the communal nest; also no sign of "Glen" the Ring-billed Gull on the falling tide opposite Lovells Wharf, but 6 Com Gulls and GBBGull present. (David Callahan).
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Little Grebe; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 2 Green Woodpecker; 10 Skylark,( 8 at Vicarage Farm ); Swallow and House Martin, good numbers; 9 ( 4 males, 5 females / immatures ) Stonechat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 10 Mistle Thrush, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Lesser Whitethroat, at Vicarage Farm; 6 Chiffchaff; 4 Goldcrest; 2 Treecreeper; 1 juv / 1st-winter male Bullfinch, in 'The Clump' at 'Old Golf Course'; 2 Yellowhammer, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer, 24 Teal, 80 Meadow Pipit, 4 Swallows, Yellow Legged Gull, Blackcap, Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe and 2 Water Rail.Also 6 Migrant Hawkers, Common Darter, Speckled Wood, Large White and 2 Red Admirals.(Dave Morrison)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: Imm/Fem Garganey, (seen well today and in flight), 3 Siskin flew over,1 Green Sandpiper 4 Common Snipe,1 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing,pair of Stonechat, Swallows moving south and a Bat bigger than the House Martin that was just behind it ! at 5.45pm.Also Ring-necked Parakeet heard calling but not seen.( Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Trent Park: Stonechat ( m ),c6 Goldfinch, Chiff Chaff. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Richmond Park: Sparrowhawk 1 high S, Lapwing 50 SE, Herring Gull 85 SE & 17 E, Skylark 27, Swallow 28 E, Meadow Pipit 82 & 14 over, Whinchat 1, Stonechat 28 (incl. 11 males), Fieldfare 1, Redwing 35 W, Mistle Thrush 13 W & 4, Song Thrush 9 S, Chiffchaff 8, Reed Bunting 25, Redpoll 3 W, Siskin heard (Jan Wilczur).

October 2 2007

  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Cormorant, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Tufted Duck, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 4 House Sparrow (John Watson).
  • Rye Meads RSPB: female Hen Harrier south over car park at 10:10; also seen over Sewardstone (Birdguides).
  • London Wetland Centre: three juvenile Little Stints plus Jack Snipe, Fieldfare and adult Kittiwake through (Birdguides).
  • Leyton (viz mig 07:45-08:15): just 1 Swallow E, 4 Swallows E @ 11:30, 3 Mistle Thrushes E and a Jackdaw W p.m. (Paul Whiteman).
  • Kensington Gardens: 7 Egyptian Goose (Paul Bruty).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 15 Wigeon, 20+ Redwing. Clissold Park: 3 Swallow over. (TeRNS). Also 2 Chiffchaffs, RR Parakeet, 3 Meadow Pipits & 2 Swallows (Mark Pearson)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Skylark (4 Vicarage Farm, 2 Parkside Farm), 1 Grey Wagtail, 14+ Swallow, 15+ House Martin, 11 (5 males, 6 females/immatures Stonechat at Vicarage Farm, 54 Redwing, 7 Mistle Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 1 singing male Firecrest (North edge of Rough Lot - in Rhododendron and Holly, 11.10-11.25 BST), 2 Nuthatch, 1 female/imm Reed Bunting at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery (viz mig c1230): 6 Mipits, 12 Redwings (40th sp at site this year) (Bob Watts) but no sign Firecrest.
  • Leyton Flats: 81 Redwing, 58 Swallow, 14 Redpoll, 18 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch (all over), 4 Chiffchaff (Gary A James).
  • Thames at Millenium Bridge: 2 ad Common Gull, 1 2nd-winter Great Black backed Gull (Gabriel Jamie).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 1 Female Pintail, 5 Wigeon, possible Garganey ( bins only),7 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing,3 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 20+ House Martin, 7 Swallow and 1 Grey Wagtail. ( Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Aldenham CP: C50 House Martin & a few Swallow South, Little Grebe, 3 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, Grey Wagtail. (S Blake)
  • Elstree Aerodrome: 1 Stonechat. 1 Blackcap, 5 Pied Wagtail,1 Yellow Wagtail. 8 Goldfinch. (Steve Blake)

October 1 2007

  • Eastcote: 10 fieldfare, 1 grey wag oh, 1f sparrowhawk (Pete Jones)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c2 Swallow, 1 calling Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail over, c50 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, c2 Redwing, 2 Stock Dove & 1 Jackdaw. (David Lindo).
  • Leyton viz mig 08:15-08:45 5 Meadow Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Chiffchaff all S. 2 (poss 5) Chaffinches E. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 1 Little Grebe, 9 Shoveler, no change in other ducks, 1f Sparrowhawk, c.12 Lesser Black-back, 3 Common Gull, no change in other gulls, 4 Stock Dove, 5 House Martin high W, 12 Pied Wagtail (together), c.6 Chiffchaff (scattered), 1 Nuthatch (Geoff Hawthorn)
  • Streatham Common 09.30-10.30: steady trickle of small groups of swallows (total 35 birds) and house martins (15 birds) low over E. (Peter Newmark)
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Kestrel; 1 Kingfisher, Lower Lake; 3 Green Woodpecker; 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Skylark, at Vicarage Farm; 42+ Swallow; 20+ House Martin; 1 Yellow Wagtail, on ploughed field, Vicarage Farm; 11 ( 5 males, 6 females / immatures ) Stonechat, at Vicarage Farm; 8 Song Thrush, ( 6 at Vicarage Farm ); 7 Redwing; 2 Mistle Thrush; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, in 'The Clump' at 'Old Golf Course'; 3 ( 2 males, 1 female / imm ) Blackcap; 4 Chiffchaff; 2 Goldcrest; 4 Nuthatch; 24 Goldfinch, at 'Old Golf Course'; 30+ Linnet, at Parkside Farm; 1 Brambling, heard calling, amongst Chaffinches (Robert Callf).
  • Brent Reservoir: 20 Swallows over at 07.15 (Andrew Self)
  • Horsendon Hill & Paradise Fields: 3 Swallow (W), 1 Redwing (W), c8 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Reed Bunting, 15+ Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 GS Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Stock Dove, f Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Mipit, 1 Grey Wag, 1 Pied Wag, Tawny Owl (heard), several Common Gull, 1 Siskin (over). Also, 2 House Martin (S) over Castlebar Park, Ealing @ 15:30 (Bill Haines).
  • Aldenham Estate. 2 Buzzards. (Steve Blake)
  • Elstree Areodrome: 3 Redwing, 2 Song thrush, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldfinch 1 Swallow. 4 Pied Wag. 1 Yellowhammer (Steve Blake)
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 9 Common Snipe, 1 Male Stonechat and 1 Female Blackcap. ( Vince Halley-Frame).
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