News September 2008

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Tuesday 30th September

  • Garston: Richard's Pipit flew over calling at 16:00 (Birdguides)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: 4th/w Gannet on the water 1540-1550 when flew off high west. Crap pic here http://www.sbclub.ukonline.co.uk/photographs.html (DMH).
  • Brent Reservoir: Great Grey Shrike present at 16.00 hrs, Short-eared Owl (Leo Batten per Roy Beddard).
  • South Norwood Lake: 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 House Martin over S/SE, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Jay, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Ring-necked Parqkeet, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull (John Watson).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c3 Whinchat, c4 Stonechat & c60 Meadow Pipit. (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall)
  • Osterley Park: 12.30 Dartford Warbler - a very confiding bird, adjacent to the perimeter fence of the Brentford FC training pitches and about halfway between path markers 6 & 7. Also 3 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff and c15 Mipit downed in the rain. (Keith Fisher)
  • Tyttenhanger GP's: Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, c150 Black headed Gull, 16+ Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, LBB Gull, 4 Teal, Little Owl, Stonechat (Steve B).
  • Colney Heath: c100 Siskin. 4 Swallow (Steve B).
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Common Buzzard, at Park Farm (including one very pale bird); 1 Kestrel; 1 ad Green Woodpecker, at Parkside Farm; 2 Skylark,( 1 singing, Vicarage Farm, 1 Parkside Farm); 9 Pied Wagtail, at South Lodge Farm; 3 Swallow, at South Lodge Farm; 1 male Blackcap, Dew Pond; 1 Chiffchaff, Dew Pond; 4 Goldcrest; 1 Treecreeper; 2 fem/imm Yellowhammer, Hog Hill; 1 Weasel, near Hadley Rd., Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: 3 Chiffchaffs, c12 Goldcrests (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler).

Monday 29th September

  • Strawberry Hill (Twickenham): American Robin reported from private garden (Birdguides).
  • Richmond Park: Whinchat 3 (White Ash, 2 Lawn Field), Stonechat 24, Wheatear (Lawn Field), Siskin c40 & Redpoll 5 (Upper Pen Pond), Linnet 1 over (J.Wilczur).
  • Brent Reservoir: Great Grey Shrike still on north-bank near the dam 16:00hrs; access from Birchen Grove (Roy Beddard), ad-winter Med Gull (Bob Husband), Wheatear, Stonechat, 6 Swallows, 8 House Martin, viz. mig. 3 Reed Buntings, 10+ Meadow Pipit, 5 Redpoll, 8 Siskin (Roy Beddard, Andrew Verrall).
  • Rainham Marshes: juv Pectoral Sandpiper for its second day, 2 Ruff, Jack Snipe, Sandwich Tern (Birdguides), Little Stint, 2 Tree Pipit, m Ring Ouzel, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 4 Cetti's Warblers, Grey Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Pintail, 2 Dunlin, 58 Wigeon, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Rock Pipit, 3 Swallow, 12 Common Snipe, Peregrine (ELBF).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 3 Swallow over North, 20+ Mipit, f Stonechat, 6 Jackdaw (JL).
  • Raynes Park: dark juv Honey-buzzard north over railway station 10:17hrs (Nick Tanner per DMc).
  • Beddington SF: Honey-buzzard S/SW, 2 Common Buzzard, 1w/fem Ring Ouzel, White Wagtail, 3 Yellow Wagtail (SBC).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Tawny Owl (heard hooting - site tick!) Also, c3 Stonechat, c4 Whinchat, 1 Reed Bunting, c70 Meadow Pipit & 1 Chiffchaff heard. (Mathew Bournat, David Lindo & Roy Nuttall)
  • Alexandra Park: Egyptian Goose Wood Green Res 0655-0705; Flew in calling and fed with Canada Geese on far bank, 2nd record this year at site (Bob Watts), no sign on res & nearby boating lake from 7:25 - 08:20. 2 Redpoll over Conservation Pond at 08:01 (J.Murray).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Common Crossbill (low over, north, 0845), Peregrine, 1 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Reed Warblers, 8 Goldcrests, 29 Greylags, Kingfisher, 2 Reed Buntings, c20 Song Thrushes, c25 Blackbirds (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler), Spotted Flycatcher in nearby garden (LP per MJP). 6 Little Grebe. 25 sp. recorded (TeRNS).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: c10 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff (LP, MJP, AJD).
  • North Hackney Parks: 1 Swallow south (Clissold), 10 RR Parakeets, 4 Goldcrest (Springfield) (MJP, LP, PR).
  • London Wetland Centre: ecl m Pintail, 3 m Pochard, 4 Common Snipe, 2 Stonechat, 6 Siskin (LWC website).
  • East India Dock NR: 70 Teal, 2 Goldcrest (my 1st record here), 2 Chiffchaff (1 singing), Blackcap, Willow Warbler (all warblers in copse), Yellow-legged Gull (Gary A James).
  • South Norwood Lake: 3 Cormorant, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, 20+Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff (2 singing), 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Jay, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow over 10:15am S/SE (John Watson).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 ad male Sparrowhawk, Hog Hill; 1 Little Owl, at Vicarage Farm; 1 ad Green Woodpecker, at Vicarage Farm; 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker, at Hog Hill; 8 Skylark, (7 together, at Vicarage Farm, 1 Parkside Farm); 1 Whinchat, at Barracks, Vicarage Farm; 5 Stonechat,(3, 1 male and 2 fem/imm., together, at Vicarage Farm, 2 males, together, at Parkside Farm); 1 Song Thrush, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Chiffchaff, at Allotments, Vicarage Farm; 5 Goldcrest,(2 Park Farm, 1 Duncan's Wood, 1 Moat Wood, 1 'Old Golf Course'); 1 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 4 Yellowhammer,(2, male and fem/imm., Hog Hill, Vicarage Farm, 2 males, together, at Parkside Farm) (Robert Callf).
  • Trent Park: 9 Common Crossbill ( plus a flock of 6 seen later assumed to be some of the same...although could be up to 15 birds), 15 Siskin, Goldcrest, 3 Mandarin, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch. Also, in East Barnet: Tawny Owl, Ring Necked Parakeet (Pete Lowman).
  • Ingrebourne valley: Little Owl (Shaun Harvey).
  • Town Park, Enfield: 1 Kingfisher, Carr's Basin (Robert Callf).

Sunday 28th September

  • Ewell: possible Common Crane very high south 15:20hrs (SBC).
  • Fairlop Waters: Yellow-browed Warbler at west end (Birdguides)
  • Brent Res: Great Grey Shrike on north bank near the dam, still present 3.30pm (Roy Beddard); also adult Med Gull (FJM), Stonechat, Tree Pipit, 26 Meadow Pipits over, 10 Jackdaw, 8 Siskin, 3 Redpolls & 4 Wigeon. Also Wheatear. (Brent Birders).
  • Rainham Marshes: Pectoral Sandpiper & Little Stint (Birdguides); 7 Pintail, 3 Little Egrets, Water Rail heard, Green Sandpiper, Ring-necked Parakeet, Kingfisher, Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin over (Dominic Mitchell, Dave Morrison, Paul Hawkins). Common Buzzard seen above A13 11.30am (P Fallan)
  • Holmethorpe SP's: Honey-buzzard SW, Tree Pipit, Redstart & Yellow Wagtail (SBC).
  • Bedfords Park: Firecrest (ELBF).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Dartford Warbler this a.m with c4 Stonechat; Common Buzzard over, c3 Whinchat, 1 male Reed Bunting, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, c40 Meadow Pipit & c10 Chiffchaff including a couple singers (David Jeffreys, David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Kensal Green Cemetery: 2 Pied Flycatchers & 2 Common Redstarts still present (Dave Renham).
  • Kew Gardens:6 Little + 1 Gt.c. Grebe (+16 together on river), 11 Egypt. Geese, 23 Gadwall, 62 Tufted Duck, f. Pochard, 8 Mandarin, 20+ Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Siskin over, c10 Jackdaw (Neil Anderson)
  • Rotherhithe: Lesser Whitethroat Stave Hill Ecological Park early a.m. plus 1 Siskin over; plenty of Chiffchaffs (15+) still in the area (Richard Bonser)
  • Leyton: 11 Meadow Pipits, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Redpoll (pres. Lesser) 1 Siskin over between 07:10-08:10; 1 lingering Chiffchaff. (Paul Whiteman)
  • Hillingdon,10 Acre Woods: Common Buzzard soaring over the wood at 12.30 (Jim Fell).
  • King George V Res (permit access only): Little Gull on South Basin mid-day (Birdguides).
  • Paddington Green: Common Buzzard south 10:00hrs, Spotted Flycatcher moved through with tit-flock 12:55hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher at Blandford Hall; viewed from the roadside at 08:55 but not since. Also 3 Lesser Redpolls over, 10+ Goldcrests, sev Mipits (Bob Watts).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: juv Little Stint along the north shore mid morning - photo here http://www.sbclub.ukonline.co.uk/photographs.html (DMH).
  • South Norwood Lake: 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Jackdaw over W/SW,(uncommon here) 8 Jay, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff (2 singing), 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Goldcrest, Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Common Gull (John Watson).
  • Hampstead Heath: Com Buzzard NW 15:00 low over Parlament Hill. (Pete Jones).
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: LNHS walk. 1 Kingfisher 32 sp. recorded. (TeRNS).
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: 7 Siskin, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Cormorant, 106, Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Gese1 Wigeon,46 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 13 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 68 Tufted Duck, 34 Mallard. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Roe Green Park: 2 Redwing over 12.50pm. (Thom Shannon)
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Yellow Wagtail south, 1 Little Owl, 1 fem. Stonechat, 1 Siskin over, 1 Redpoll over, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Shoveler (Andy Culshaw).

Saturday 27th September

  • Kensal Green Cemetery: 2 Pied Flycatcher & 2 Common Redstart (Dave Renham & David Lindo).
  • Regents Park: Pied Flycatcher, 9 Meadow Pipits, 8 Swallows, 1 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaffs, 7 Crossbills NW, Siskin (Tony Duckett).
  • Greenford CP: 2 Spr'awk, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 3 Swallow high south, 4 M'Pipit, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 10+ Jay (Neil Anderson).
  • South Norwood Lake: 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10+ Jay, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 House Sparrow (John Watson, Gavin Hawgood).
  • Alexandra Park: 6 Chiffchaffs, 10+ Goldcrests, c15 Mipits, 13 Siskin S @ 1255, 3 Linnet S @ 1245, Blackcap, Herring Gull subadult briefly Wood Green Res (Bob Watts, Gareth Richards).
  • Tyttenhanger GP's Stonechat, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, 20+ Swallow, 3 Snipe, 11+ MPipit, 2 Reed Bunting, Kingfisher (Steve B).
  • Trent Park Area: 2 Common Buzzard, together, over Plumridge Farm; 1 Kingfisher, perched, Lower Lake; 1 ad Green Woodpecker, at Vicarage Farm; 12 Skylark, together, over stubble field, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Grey Wagtail, at Park Farm; 2+ Song Thrush, at 'Old Golf Course'; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, at Park Farm; 1 male Blackcap, at 'Old Golf Course'; 4 Chiffchaff; 5 Goldcrest,(3 Park Farm, 2 together, near Dew Pond); 3 Nuthatch, at Park Farm; 2 Treecreeper; 1 Siskin, at Park Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Stoke Newington, Clissold Park: 1 imm. Hobby. Hawking insects over park, drifted east (Laurence Pitcher).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Golden Plover S, 1 Redshank S, 1 Pintail, 1 Common Buzzard NW, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Redstart (f), 10 Goldcrest, 10 Siskin (BENHG).
  • Battersea Power Station: 14 Robins, 9 Dunnocks, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtails over, 3 Song Thrush and 6 House Sparrows (Dave Morrison).
  • Nonsuch Park: Swallow (1 south) Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron, 24+ Jays, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Nuthatches, 10+ Goldcrests, 1+ Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Moorhen, c10 Jackdaws, 2+ Mistle Thrushes, 2 Stock Doves (David Campbell)
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: 1 Whinchat. 28 sp. recorded. (TeRNS).

Friday 26th September

  • Bedfont Lakes CP: visible migration of several Siskin, Meadow Pipit, and Skylark overhead, 2 Kestrel, 4 Egyptian Geese, 1 Redwing , 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Grey Wagtail. Also 76 Tufted Duck and 56 Canada Geese. (Adam Cheeseman)
  • Wanstead Park 7am-8am: 7 Little Grebe, GC Grebe, Wigeon (uncommon here), 40+ Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck, 3 Green WP, 2 GS WP, Mistle Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, Jackdaw (J Lethbridge).
  • Richmond Park: 25 Siskin (eventually flew SW), 7 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Blackcap (Hugh Bradshaw). Meadow Pipit c75 + 15 south (The Bog), Whinchat 4 (2 Bog, Sawyers Hill, White Ash vale), Stonechat 17 ( 9 Sawyers Hill, 6 White Ash area, 2 Bog), Hobby ad (J.Wilczur).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 f Redstart in scrub near dulverton hide, 2 Stonechat on marsh, 40 Mipit S, 1 Rock Pipit W (Dan Monk), Kingfisher, m Blackcap, 30+ Chiffchaff; sightings for yesterday afternoon included 4 Common Snipe and a Common Buzzard high NW (LWC website).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher (by LWT compound), 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Common Gull, 8 Chiffchaffs, 6 Goldcrests, 9 Meadow Pipits, 2 Siskins, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Skylarks, 4 Reed Buntings (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler).
  • Clissold Park: vis mig: 2 Redwings E, 23 Meadow Pipits, 1 Redpoll, 1 Skylark, 1 Swallow (MJP, TB, LP).
  • Trent Park Area: 3+ Sparrowhaawk,(one seen to catch a Feral Rock Dove); 2+ Common Buzzard; 5 Kestrel; 1 juv Stock Dove; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Skylark, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Grey Wagtail, at Vicarage Farm; 1 fem/imm Stonechat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 8 Song Thrush; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 3 male Blackcap,(1 Vicarage Farm, 2 'Old Golf Course'); 6+ Chiffchaff; 1 Nuthatch; 2 Treecreeper; 1 Siskin, at Park Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: c18 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs (MJP, TB)
  • Staines Res: 2 Black-necked Grebe, Common Buzzard, Hobby (KLP).
  • Tyttenanger GP's: 30+ Swallow, Hobby, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Stonechat(m), 6 Mwadow Pipit, 5 Skylark. Barnacle Goose. (Steve B)
  • Alexandra Park: Kestrel, smaller numbers of Goldcrests today (Mike Benyon).
  • Paddington Green: Peregrine NE 18:45hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Redwing south, 1 Skylark west, 1 Coal Tit, 8 Song Thrush inc 4 dark 'continental' birds, 8 Chaffinch over, 11 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap (Andy Culshaw)

Thursday 25th September

  • Bedfont Lakes CP: Common Buzzard, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Egyptian Geese, several House Martins, 1 Wheatear (Adam Cheeseman & Chris Slack)
  • Tottenham Marsh: Marsh Harrier NE 09:33hrs (Pete Lambert per DMc).
  • Regents Park: 1 Hobby, 2 Dunlin (5th park record), 1 Turtle Dove, 3 Fieldfare, 10 Redwings, 50+ Song Thrushes, 2 Wheatears, 35 Meadow Pipits, 4 Grey Wagtails, 60+ Swallows, 50+ House Martins, Pied Flycatcher, 18 Chiffchaffs (Tony Duckett).
  • Alexandra Park: Common Buzzard W over trees behind Alexandra Park Road 09:26 (Stuart Harrington); 16-20 Goldcrest in trees surrounding cricket pitch (Mike Benyon). Viz Mig 0700-0720: Redwing, Siskin, Swallow, 5 Mipit (Bob Watts).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Whitethroats, c5 Chiffchaffs (Tony Butler per MJP). 31 Shoveler. 24 sp. recorded. (TeRNS).
  • London Wetland Centre: 28 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Common Buzzard NW 2 Common Snipe, 1 Rock Pipit, 85 Goldfinch south, 4 Skylark NE, 6 Jay high NE, 40+ Chiffchaff (DM, RK)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: 3 Rock Pipits along the north shore early am - photo here http://www.sbclub.ukonline.co.uk/photographs.html (DMH).
  • Leyton Flats: 12 Redwing, 6 House Martin, 10 Swallows, Reed Bunting (Gary A James).
  • Osterley Park: Cormorant 12, Chiffchaff 7, Mipit 23, Stonechat 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Reed Bunting 1, Shoveler 4, Little Grebe ad + 2 juvs, Gadwall 3 (Keith Fisher).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens (brief visit): 2 Egyptian Goose, m Gadwall, 3 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Blackcap (m/f), at least 10 Chiffchaff (2 singing), 15+ Goldcrest, Small White, Speckled Wood (Des McKenzie, Roy Sanderson).
  • Paddington Green: m Peregrine in area from 17:30hrs to 18:30hrs at least (Des McKenzie).
  • London Wetland Centre: no sign of yesterday's Firecrest; 28 Wigeon, Pintail, 2 Common Snipe, 4 Skylark NE, Rock Pipit, 40+ Chiffchaff, 40 Goldfinch south, good numbers of Migrant Hawker and fewer Common Darter, Small White, Large White, Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood, young Common Lizards basking on the sides of the Dulverton hide and Peacock tower (LWC website).
  • Trent Park Area: 3 Common Buzzard, together, over Little Beechill Wood; 1 Kestrel; 2 Little Owl,(1 Vicarage Farm, 1 Park Farm); 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Skylark, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Tree Pipit, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 1 Whinchat, at 'Barracks', Vicarage Farm; 1 fem/imm Stonechat, at 'Old Golf Course',Trent Park; 4 Song Thrush; 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park - possibly two birds here; 2 Common Whitethroat, together, at 'Barracks', Trent Park; 1 male Blackcap, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 4 Chiffchaff; 6 Siskin, at Parkside Farm; 1 fem/imm Reed Bunting, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Snipe, 27 Swallows south, 30+ House Martins feeding, 5 Chiffchaffs, Lesser Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit (Andrew Verrall).
  • Tyttenhanger GP's: Common Sandpiper, Barnacle Goose, 2 Stonechats(m+f/juv), 5 Swallows, Hobby (Steve B).
  • Willows Farm: 4 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Buzzard (Steve B).
  • Clissold Park (Stoke Newington): Tree Pipit (N), 5 Redwings (W), 8 Song Thrushes (W), 6 Meadow Pipits, 21 Swallows, 22 Goldfinches (mainly W), 1 Linnet (N), 7 Siskins (W), 6 House Martins, 4 Mistle Thrushes (W), 3 Chiffchaffs, c7 Goldcrests; unID'ed tern sp. briefly, very high and NW; also c15 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs and 13 Siskins at Abney Park Cemetery (Mark Pearson).
  • Fishers Green (Holyfield Viewpoint): 2 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat in scrub on north side of hill. Little Owl back at its usual site on cut down tree, at Holyfield Hall Farm. New Grand Weir hide now open (Mike Oakland).
  • Banstead Downs: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Swallows south, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c4 Jackdaws, 1 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaffs (David Campbell)

Wednesday 24th September

  • Rainham Marshes: Arctic Skua reported over the marsh (Birdguides), 1w Kittiwake, 6 Sandwich Terns, 6 Arctic Terns, 2 Common Terns, 40 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 23 Ringed Plover, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, 15 Snipe, 3 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 30 Swallows, 10 House Martin, Sand Martin (ELBF).
  • Queen Mother Res: juv Long-tailed Skua; present between 11:02hrs and 11:40hrs then flew west (Birdguides).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, c90 Meadow Pipit, c70 Swallow, 6 House Martin, c3 Stonechat & c4 Whinchat (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Grays: 7 Sandwich Tern at the Thames a.m. (David Darrell-Lambert per DMc).
  • Staines Res: juv Little Gull on north basin this a.m. (Birdguides).
  • Walton Res: Dunlin (SBC).
  • Alexandra Park (viz-mig from Scrub 0700-0745): Hobby SE @ 0743, 2 Redwing, 21 Swallow, 10 Mipit; no sign of Firecrest in quick search of Conservation Area (Bob Watts); & no sign in original area by 9:10am & only 2 Goldcrest being well down on yesterdays numbers (J. Murray).
  • Richmond Park: 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Redpoll (Hugh Bradshaw).
  • London Wetland Centre: Firecrest amongst flock of Long-tailed Tits and Chiffchaffs in bushes around the entrance lake @ 12:00 (Dan Monk).
  • Tyttenhanger GP's: Barnacle Goose, 3 Wigeon, 2 Kingfisher, c50 Swallow, 2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, Skylark (Steve B)
  • Mayesbrook Park: Yellow Wagtail with 25 Pied Wags, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Jay, 4 Gadwall, Little Egret (Paul Hawkins).
  • Wanstead Flats: 41 species recorded, migrant highlights 10 Swallow all SE, 2 Stonechat, 2 Mistle Thrush, Lsr Whitethroat, f Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit (calling) + 3 uid Pipit (not calling) SE in same group. Also Snipe (local Mega)f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Jackdaw (JL)
  • Ealing Broadway: Arctic Tern west at rooftop height @ 13:40 hrs (NPS)
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Little Grebe, at Parkside Res; 7(3 males, 4 females) Mandarin Duck, Lower Lake; 1 'eclipse' male Wigeon, Lower Lake; 1 Kingfisher, perched, Lower Lake; 5 Skylark, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Grey Wagtail, Lower Lake; 1 Redwing, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 2+ Song Thrush, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 4 (2 males, 2 fem/imm) Blackcap, at 'Old Golf Course', Trrent Park; 20+ Swallow, at Vicarage Farm; 1 House Martin, at Vicarage Farm; 4 Chiffchaff; 1 Coal Tit, near Enfield Rd (Robert Callf).

Tuesday 23rd September

  • Rainham Marshes: 90 Greylag Goose, 40 Wigeon, Shoveler, Goshawk, Merlin, Wryneck still present (directions from visitor centre), Dunlin, Little Stint, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wgtail, 2 Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, Chiffchaff, 40 Linnet (ELBF), Common Buzzard, perched in elder bush seen from A13 at 16.20hrs (Paul Hawkins).
  • East India Dock Basin: Sparrowhawk hunting (Pete Fallan).
  • Queen Mother Res: juvenile Marsh Harrier west at 12:00hrs (Birdguides).
  • Alexandra Park: Firecrest in conservation area showing well and calling till 8:40am at least; viz-mig from the Scrub (7:50am-08:15am) produced 3 Linnet, 1 Skylark, 12 Siskin, 14 Mpipit, 3 Chaffinch & 4 Swallows (John Murray), 2 Mipits & 5+ Chiffchaffs 06:45-07:10 (Bob Watts).
  • Stoke Newington Res: 3 Wigeon, c12 Chiffchaff, 9 House Martins, 1 Skylark, 3 Goldcrests, 1 Willow Warbler (Tony Butler, Mark Pearson, Laurence Pitcher).
  • Finsbury Park N4: Spotted Flycatcher in my garden! plus Chiffchaff (Laurence Pitcher).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: c20 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff (MJP, LP, TB).
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Crossbill, Sparrowhawk, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mandarin, Green Woodpecker, 3 Common Buzzard (Pete Lowman).
  • Trent Park Area: 4 Common Buzzard,(3 together, over Williams Wood, 08:20 BST, 1 Plumridge Farm); 2 Kestrel, together, at Plumridge Farm; 1 Lapwing, flew W, at Vicarage Farm, 08:03 BST; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Skylark, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Grey Wagtail, at Stables, Vicarage Farm; 7 Swallow, at Vicarage Farm; 3 Song Thrush; 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, flew W, at Park Farm; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, by Lower Lake, Trent Park; 9 Chiffchaff; 4 Goldcrest,(3 together, Williams Wood, 1 near Merryhills Brook); 1 Nuthatch, Williams Wood; 1 Treecreeper; 19 Siskin,(2 Vicarage Farm, 1 Park Farm, 16 Trent Park); 1 Reed Bunting, at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Osterley Park: Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Linnet 2, Chiffchaff 2 (Keith Fisher).
  • Tyttenhanger GP's: Stonechat, Wheatear, 20+ Swallow, 3 Buzzard (Steve B).
  • London Wetland Centre: 26 Wigeon, 1 Tree Pipit south, 62 Chiffchaffs including 1 sco 'abietenus', 1 Willow Warbler (NPS).
  • Thames @ Limehouse (18.25): 5 House Martin over (Paul Hyland).
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Crossbill, Sparrowhawk, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mandarin, Green Woodpecker, 3 Common Buzzard (Pete Lowman).

Monday 22nd September

  • Isleworth: immature Gannet flew north at 13:45 toward Osterley Park (Birdguides).
  • Amwell: juvenile Gannet circled main pit at 16:50hrs the thought to have headed off east, 5 Common Snipe, 6+ Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Siskin (HertsBirding).
  • South Norwood Lake: 20+ Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, single Swallow, single House Martin, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 15 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull over, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Jay (John Watson).
  • Rainham Marshes: Wryneck still present at 09:10hrs; directions from Visitor Centre; 3 Brent Geese on Thames, Tree Pipit over (Birdguides).
  • Paddington Green: Grey Wagtail (sung briefly), singing Chffchaff (Des McKenzie).
  • Maryon-Wilson Park (Charlton): m Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in birches at NW side (a formerly regular site for this species but very underwatched in recent years), 3 Siskin (Des McKenzie).
  • Beddington SF: Wigeon, Common Sandpiper, ad Yellow-legged Gull (Dip or Glory).
  • Alexandra Park: 2 Skylark N 0848 (Stuart Harrington), Wheatear - Cricket Scrub, Goldcrest - Avenue Gardens (Mike Benyon), ault Yl Gull type flew north late p.m. (J.Murray).
  • Leyton Flats: 1 Redstart, 1 Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 20 Meadow Pipit, 40+ Long-tailed Tits (Gary A James, Mike Messenger).
  • Tyttenhanger GP's: Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 16 Wigeon, 6 Teal, Hobby, Little Owl, 20+ Siskin, Yellow Wagtail (Steve B).
  • Trent Park Area: 5 Common Buzzard,(4 together, over Plumridge Farm, 1 feeding on ground, at Vicarage Farm); 2 Green Woodpecker; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5+ Skylark, at Vicarage Farm; 8 Song Thrush,(including continental birds); c.20 Meadow Pipit, at South Lodge Farm; 4 Blackcap, at Trent Park; 8+ Chiffchaff; 1 '1st-winter' Spotted Flycatcher, at Ride Wood; 3+ Goldcrest; 2 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 1 Common Crossbill, flew over calling, 'Old Golf Course', 10:41 BST; 18+ Siskin,(6+ Vicarage Farm, 12+ Trent Park) (Robert Callf).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: Firecrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher - both in area immediately east of War Memorial (Mark Pearson).
  • Clissold Park (skywatch): 1 Sand Martin (!) (Mark Pearson & Laurence Pitcher).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: Peregrine, Whinchat (SBC).
  • Trent Park: 2 Common Crossbill, Wigeon (Lower Lake), Nuthatch, Chiffchaffs, Green Woodpecker, G.S Woodpecker (Pete Lowman).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2m Wigeon. 27 sp. recorded. (TeRNS).
  • Horsenden Hill (early am): 3 Shoveler (late p.m.): 1 Snipe - first of the autumn, 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Owl. (Andy Culshaw and David Howdon).

Sunday 21st September

  • Beddington SF: Great White Egret from 08.45-09:48 when flew off northeast (Birdguides).
  • Pole Hill (Epping Forest): Honey-buzzard, Common Buzzard, Hobby (ELBF).
  • Stoke Newington, Clissold Park: 1 Honey Buzzard South at c15.30 (dark bird, ridiculously low with crows in pursuit), c40 Swallow south, 2 Siskin (Laurence Pitcher, Mark Pearson).
  • William Girling Res: 11 Black-necked Grebes, Little Egret, 3 Black Terns, Peregine (ELBF).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: 2 (poss 3) Spotted Flycatchers (Mark Pearson).
  • Greenford CP: Common Buzzard circling over A40 at 14.20, initially mobbed by 2 Crows, later flew SE (different bird to 1 seen locally yesterday); 1 Spr'awk, 3 Kestrel, 5 Linnet, 6 Jay (Neil Anderson).
  • Holyfield Hall Farm (Lee Valley): Stonechat (ELBF).
  • South Norwood Lake: 18 Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Jay, single Jackdaw over E/SE, 2 Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, 30 Lesser-blacked Backed Gull over,2 House Sparrow, 2 House Martin (John Watson, Gavin Hawgood).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Wryneck still showing well 09.00hrs at least, also 2 Tree Pipit, 8 Winchat, Wheatear, 7 Reed Warbler, 2 Ring-Necked Parakeet, Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-Tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank, Great Crested Grebe (Paul Hawkins), 12 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, fem Merlin, 7 Hobby, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, 14 Common Snipe, Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 14 Skylark, Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 3 Tree Pipits, 120 Meadow Pipit, 25 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 2 Northern Wheatear, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 6 Siskin (ELBF).
  • Pitshanger Allt's: 2 Common Buzzards W @ 10.40, 1 Whinchat (NPS).
  • East India Dock: 3 Jay, Chiffchaff, Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Tufted Duck (Paul Hyland); early - 80 Teal, 3 Grey Wagtails, male Sparrowhawk (David Callahan).
  • Thames Barrier Park: Meadow Pipit, Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (1x1w, 1x3w), 12 House Sparrows, 2 Common Gulls, Kestrel (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: c3 Whinchat, c20 Chiffchaff, c3 Whitethroat, 3 Swallow, 1 Tree Pipit & c100 Meadow Pipit (Kim Dixon, David Jeffreys, David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Shaun Harvey, Dave Morrison).
  • Bromley by Bow: 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wags flew south east, 4 Siskin over, 1 Common Sand (Stuart Leslie per AS).
  • Brent Reservoir: 3 Redshank; also 10 Siskin, 13 Meadow Pipits & 2 Swallows over (Andrew Self)
  • Fairlop Waters CP: Short-eared Owl, 2 Whinchats, 2 Kestrels, 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Jays & 5 Swallows (Brendan Spooner).
  • Lancaster Gate W2: 1 Common Buzzard at 3pm rising up from above Kensington Palace on the thermals. It gained great height before drifting NW (David Lindo).
  • Ruislip Lido: 1 Oystercatcher briefly @ 16:00, also 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Siskin and 240 Coot (Martin Sullivan).
  • Bedfords Park: 3 Sparrowhawk, juv Hobby, 2 Little Owl, 18 Meadow Pipits, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtails, m Stonechat, 8 Goldcrest, 4 Siskin, 3 Bullfinch (ELBF).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Common Buzzard S at 13.45, 1 Yellow Wagtail S at 09.45, 5 Siskin, 12 Goldcrest, 2 House Martin, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Swallow, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Little Owl, 1 Stonechat, 2 Nuthatch (Andrew Culshaw, David Howdon).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Common Buzzard, over Williams Wood; 1 Common Snipe, flushed, Parkside Farm, 09:08 BST; 1 juv Green Woodpecker; 7 Skylark, over stubble field, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 fem/imm Common Redstart, at Vicarage Farm; 5 Song Thrush; 3 fem/imm Blackcap, at Trent Park; 5 Chiffchaff; 1 Nuthatch; 2 Treecreeper; 1 Coal Tit; 10+ Siskin, Moat Wood; 2 Bullfinch,(1 'Old Golf course', 1 ad female, by Lower Lake) (Robert Callf).

Saturday 20th September

  • Beechwood Avenue (Greenford): Common Buzzard circling fairly low overhead at 13.00 being mobbed by Crow before drifting north- garden tick! (Neil Anderson)
  • Wanstead Flats: Hobby (J Lethbridge).
  • Greenford CP:2 Spr'awk, 2 Kestrel, c50 R.n Parakeet over at dawn, Senegal Parrot, 3 Grey + 3 Pied Wagtail, c10 M'Pipit, 10+ Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 7 Linnet, 10 Jay (Neil Anderson)
  • Stoke Newington, Clissold Park: 1 Common Buzzard east, 2 Meadow Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail SW, 1 Hobby hawking insects above the park.(Laurence Pitcher)
  • South Norwood Lake: 15 Tufted Duck,4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff(1singing) 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker,2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 1m Sparrowhawk, 3 House Sparrow, 2 House Martin, 3 Goldcrest, 15 Jay,Goldfinch, Chaffinch, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet,(John Watson Gavin Hawgood)
  • Rainham Marshes: still at least 1 Wryneck along seawall c300m from the visitor centre mid- morning; park off A1090 New Tank Hill Road for access when reserve closed (Birdguides). Wryneck still present at 1 pm also Common Buzzard and 2 Hobby. (Alan Shearman). Wryneck good views 4.05-4.10pm (Paul Hyland)
  • Chafford Hundred: Pied Flycatcher again this a.m. at Grays Warren Gorge EWT Reserve; access from visitor centre on Drake Road (Birdguides).
  • Brent Reservoir: Common Buzzard over at 11.05, another two at 16.35 (Andrew Self), also Wheatear, 4 Green Sands, 30 Meadow Pipits & 2 Redpolls (Brent Birders)
  • Fairlop Waters CP: 2 Whinchats, Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Meadow Pipit, 10 Linnets, Speckled Wood, Comma & Red Admiral (Brendan Spooner).
  • Alexandra Park: Wheatear south end of cricket pitch 0915, c10 Chiffchaffs, 3 Swallows S, a few Meadow Pipits over (Stuart Harrington).
  • Richmond Park: fem Redstart (hawthorns south side Conduit Wood), 20 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stonechat, several Chiffchaff (Hugh Bradshaw). Whinchat in bracken south of Whiteash Lodge, with stonechats (Mike Wheeler)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Wheatear, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Sandpiper, Egyptian Goose, Hobby, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 10+ Swallows, a few Chiff & Willow Warbler still present (Steve B).
  • Oxford Circus W1: Peregrine east c12:30hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Black Park: Tawny Owl calling p.m. (Des McKenzie et al).
  • Trent Park Area: 5 Sparrowhawk, together, over Williams Wood; 1 Common Buzzard, at Plumridge Farm; 4 Kestrel; 2 Green Woodpecker; 1 Skylark, at Parkside Farm; 4 Yellow Wagtail, feeding amongst cows, field S of Rough Lot; 1 Whinchat, at Vicarage Farm; 1 male Stonechat, at Vicarage Farm; 3 Northern Wheatear,(2 fem/imm., together, at Parkside Farm, 1 male, on straw bales, S of Rough Lot); 2 Song Thrush, Icehouse Wood; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 Bullfinch, by Lower Lake (Robert Callf).
  • Epsom/Walton Downs: 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 2 Northern Wheatear, 1 Common Buzzard, 5 Siskin, 8 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff (Steve Gale)
  • Mayesbrook Park: 4 Chiffchaff, 12 Swallow(south), Goldcrest, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Gadwall.(Paul H)
  • Trent Park: 4 Yellow Wagtail,1 Common Crossbill (on top of the Western Hemlock at the southern edge of Moat Wood), 2 Swallow. ( Pete Lowman).
  • Nonsuch Park: 1 Common Buzzard north over, 1 Peregrine south over, 1 Hobby mobbing the Peregrine, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Jays, 17+ Jackdaws, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Stock Doves, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Mistle Thrushes (David Campbell)
  • Horsenden Hill: 4 or 5 Stonechat, 2 Common Buzzard N at 12.50, 40+ House Martin N, 63 Long-tailed Tit (inc. one flock of 52+ birds), 2 Siskin S, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, 25 Goldcrest, 5 Swallow (Andy Culshaw).

Friday 19th September

  • Banstead, Surrey: Honey Buzzard WSW at 16.15 (Steve Gale).
  • River Thames, Chiswick: 1 Common Sandpiper just N of the Boat House near Barnes Bridge; also 1 Common Gull (Matt Reed).
  • Bushy Park: Little Owl, 1 m Gadwall, Jay (lots) and 1 Egyptian Goose pair with 8 very well-grown youngsters (Matt Reed).
  • Rainham Marshes: Osprey north 13:20hrs. 2 Wryneck present along seawall, 300m from the visitor centre; park off A1090 New Tank Hill Road for access (Birdguides); at least 1 still present in same area at 12:15hrs (Birdguides).
  • Richmond Park: 2 Common Buzzards first seen soaring in far NW at 13.40, gained height over Pond Slade, last seen drifting SE at about 13.50, very high. (Stefan Czapski per AS)
  • Paddington Green: 2 Stock Dove west, 39 Swallow SW, 4 Meadow Pipit south (1 landed on roof of local three story building), Yellow Wagtail south 09:13hrs, singing Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie).
  • London Wetland Centre: Wigeon, Green Sandpiper, fem Common Redstart (south side of Sheltered Lagoon), 1w m Ring Ouzel in scrub block near Sand Martin bank, 75 Blackbird (obvious influx), small influx of Continental Song Thrush totalling 25 birds included 5 south, 8 Sedge Warbler, 12 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 48 Chiffchaff, Brambling NW, Crossbill west (LWC website).
  • East India Dock NR: 50 Teal, Wheatear (yard), Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff (Gary A James).
  • Chadwell Heath: Common Buzzard being mobbed by a Sparrowhawk while soaring round & drifting south (Brendan Spooner).
  • Tyttenhanger: 3 Teal, 3 Ruddy Duck, Hobby, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Chiffchaffs (a few) (HertsBirding).
  • Trent Park Area: 65 Canada Goose, on stubble field, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Sparrowhawk, over Cuckolds Hill; 2 Common Buzzard, over Williams Wood, 13:25 BST; 12 Skylark, at Vicarage Farm, over stubble field; 42+ Meadow Pipit, at Parkside Farm; 1 Yellow Wagtail, feeding amongst cows S of Rough Lot; Swallow; 3 House Martin, over Vicarage Farm; 1 fem/imm Common Redstart, along ditch, in Sallows near Seedfield Spinney, Trent Park, 11:30 BST; 6 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 1 male Siskin, in Alder, by Lower Lake; 3 juv Bullfinch, (1 'Old Golf Course', 2 by Lower Lake) (Robert Callf).
  • Overton Park: 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull (David Campbell).
  • Sutton: 1 non-breeding Peregrine on the Reed Building (David Campbell)
  • Osterley Park: Common Buzzard 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Meadow Pipit flock of 30+, Reed Bunting 1, Chiffchaff 1, Green Woodpecker 3 (Keith Fisher).
  • Fishers Green (Holyfield Viewpoint): 4 Hobbies, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Stonechat, 1 Northern Wheatear (Mike Oakland).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat, c40 Meadow Pipit, c2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, c8 Chiffchaff & c9 Jay (David Lindo).
  • Trent Park: Common Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Chiffchaff,5 Siskin, Blackcap. ( Pete Lowman,Bob Husband & Fay Broom).
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: Siskin, continued movement of Chiffchaffs and Meadow Pipits. (Adam Cheeseman)

Thursday 18th September

  • Isleworth: juv Honey-buzzard over at 07:20hrs (Birdguides).
  • Osterley Park: dark juv Honey-buzzard drifted south 10:00ish, Sparrowhawk 1, Green Woodpecker 4, Wheatear 1, Meadow Pipit 8, Linnet 22, Reed Bunting 1, Chiffchaff 2, Little Owl 1, Pheasant heard, Comma 1 (Keith Fisher).
  • Ewell: Honey-buzzard purposefully west 14:05hrs, mobbed by crow (SurreyBirders).
  • Alexandra Park: Osprey high north at 1838, Common Buzzard NE @ 1815 (Bob Watts), Osprey also seen by Dominic Mitchell, John Murray.
  • Rainham Marshes: Wryneck present for its second day; still showing well in hawthorn just north of concrete seawall p.m.; then in bush nearer Centre at 18:45 (LH/JL); park off A1090 New Tank Hill Road for access on sea-wall late-afternoon; car park shuts 17:00hrs [1], Turtle Dove, 67 Meadow Pipit, 2 Whinchat, Northern Wheatear (Birdguides), Hobby, Common Snipe, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, juv Cuckoo, 31 Ring-necked Parakeet, 31 Collared Dove, 3 Kingfisher, 26 Swallow, 37 Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Northern Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 16 Reed Bunting (ELBF).
  • Fairlop: Black-necked Grebe, 2 Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 10 Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff (ELBF).
  • Greenwich: Wryneck showing well on verge opposite David Beckham Football Academy this evening (Birdguides).
  • Tyler's Common (Upminster): Tree Pipit, 4 Whinchat (ELBF).
  • Gray's Gorge: 2 Kingfisher, Pied Flycatcher (ELBF).
  • Warren Gorge: Pied Flycatcher; Mute Swan, 4 Greylag Goose, 19 Canada Goose, 9 Gadwall, 23 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 3 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 22 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 24 Blue Tit, 15 Great Tit, 3 Jay, 200 Starling, 2 Lesser Redpoll (ELBF).
  • Regents Park: Peregrine perched nearby at 6.45am, Hobby 12.55pm, 30+ Swallows, 40 House Martins, Yellow Wagtail, 18 Meadow Pipits, Pied Flycatcher one present, location and pics at www.regentsparkbirds.blogspot.com, Spotted Flycatcher, Greenland Wheatear, 12 Chiffchaffs (?).
  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Green Sand., 2 Common Sand., 4 Wigeon, 1 Juv Garganey, 15 Swallows, 12 House Martin, 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap (Roy Beddard, Andrew Verrall).
  • Paddington Green: 3 Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard low S/SW 14:40hrs (in from the north; darker than typical), 2 Hobby (high SW 09:12hrs and 1 in the area between 18:25hrs-18:37hrs, last seen moving low toward Regent's Park having circled over Lord's Cricket Ground), Stock Dove, 17 Swallow SE, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail (1 sung briefly), Chiffchaff, c200 Starling (Des McKenzie).
  • Bedford's Park: 2 Whinchat (ELBF).
  • Staines Res: 2 Black-necked Grebe still present mid-morning, 3 Little Gull (Birdguides).
  • Beddington SF: Wigeon, fem Ruddy Duck, Little Egret, 3 Common Buzzard, 15 Common Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, Tree Pipit, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Dip or Glory).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat, c10 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, c5 Chiffchaff (including 1 singer), c30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Jackdaw & 2 Collared Dove (scarce here) (David Lindo).
  • East India Dock: 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Kingfisher, 80 Teal (David Callahan).
  • Trent Park Area: 1+ Sparrowhawk; 2 Common Buzzard; 4 Green Woodpecker; 6 House Martin, Park Farm; 12+ Meadow Pipit, South Lodge Farm; 9 Yellow Wagtail, together, feeding amongst horses, South Lodge Farm; 1 fem/imm Common Redstart, at Vicarage Farm; 2 fem/imm Northern Wheatear, together, at Parkside Farm; 1 Common Whitethroat, at Vicarage Farm; 3 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • Stocker's Lake: 1 Whinchat on fence near Stocker's Farm buildings, also 2 Wigeon and 1+ Siskin around the lake (Martin Sullivan)
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: 1 Kingfisher. 23 sp. recorded. (TeRNS).
  • Hall Marsh Scrape: 2 Hobbies over the marsh.(Brendan Spooner)

Wednesday 17th September

  • Rainham: Wryneck along the sea wall to 14:00hrs at least; directions from visitors centre (Birdguides). still present 16.30hrs but elusive (RSPB) juv Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, juv Cuckoo, Tree Pipit, 12 Meadow Pipit, 25 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Blackcap (ELBF).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Wryneck present for third day; still around farm buildings approx TQ131902 (Birdguides).
  • M25, Surrey: 1 Common Buzzard low over carriageway just west of J9 (Andy Culshaw).
  • Alexandra Park: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over cricket pitch to SW end of park around 0915. Meadow Pipit(s) heard but not seen, probably on grassy area near cricket perimeter (Stuart Harrington).
  • London Wetland Centre: 2 Hobby, 3 Water Rail, 30+ Swallow, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 64 Chiffchaff (LWC website).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens (brief visit): 3 Egyptian Goose (inc well-grown gosling), 4 Shoveler, heavily leucistic m Blackbird (present since at least November 2005), 10-12 Song Thrush (possibly some influx), 4 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 5-6 Small White, 1-2 Red Admiral, Speckled Wood (Des McKenzie, Fiona Barclay).
  • Beddington SF: 2 Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail (Dip or Glory).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 'eclipse' male Wigeon, Lower Lake; 2 Sparrowhawk; 2 Common Buzzard,(1 Little Beechill Wood, 1 over Williams Wood); 1 Kestrel; 2 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 Skylark, together, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Grey Wagtail, at Vicarage Farm; 8+ Mistle Thrush, at Park Farm; 1 fem/imm Stonechat, at Barracks, Vicarage Farm (First of autumn); 1 fem/imm Blackcap, at Allotments, Vicarage Farm; 14 Chiffchaff; Goldcrest; 1 '1st-winter' Spotted Flycatcher, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Nuthatch; 1 Treecreeper; 2 Bullfinch, by Lower Lake (Robert Callf).
  • St James's Park: Grey Wagtail - 1st of year (Andrew Self)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 8+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, 4 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Wigeon, 2 Kingfisher. (Steve B).
  • Brent Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sands, 1 Snipe, 40+ House Martins, 7 Chiffchaffs, 1 Lesser Redpoll (Roy Beddard, Andrew Verrall).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 1 immature Whinchat, 1 1st winter Stonechat (our 1st for the winter), c30 transient Meadow Pipit, c20 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat & 1 Stock Dove. (David Lindo).
  • Overton Park: 2 Common Gulls today | 1 Chiffchaff singing here 15/09/2008 and three Swallows 11/09/2008 (David Campbell)
  • Fishers Green (Holyfield Viewpoint): 3 Hobbies, 4 Common Buzzards, 3 Sparrowhawks. Little Owl back at its usual site on cut down tree, at Holyfield Hall Farm (Mike Oakland)
  • Trent Park: 3 Common Crossbill, 15 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Common Buzzard, Tufted Duck, Mistle Thrush, Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail. ( Pete Lowman, Bob Husband).

Tuesday 16th September

  • Rainham Marshes: juv Marsh Harrier, 150 Greylag Geese, 25 Wigeon, 2 Common Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, juv Cuckoo, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, 2 Northern Wheatear, Coal Tit, 60 Linnet (ELBF).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Wryneck present for second day; at TQ135905 to 16:00hrs at least, in hedge by farm (Andrew Self), then flew to garden; previously on roofs of dilapidated buildings and also frequenting wooden fence posts (Birdguides).
  • Alexandra Park: Pied Flycatcher in birch wood below and SW of Pitch n Putt, presumed Scandinavian Chiffchaff still in Scrub (Andrew Gardener, Bob Watts) Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Hobby, plenty of Chiffs have arrived too (Andrew Gardener) - chaps, note that the Chiffchaff is appearing on Birdguides as Siberian (DMc), rang in to correct to RBA (Bob Watts).
  • Chafford Hundred: 'Eastern' Chiffchaff at Pilgrim's Way (David Darrell-Lambert per DMc).
  • East India Dock: 2 Blackcap (m+f), Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, Yellow-legged Gull, LInnet, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Greenfinch, 60+ Teal (Paul Hyland).
  • Richmond Park: 1 fem Redstart (Holly Lodge), 3 Siskin, 5 Swallows, many Chiffchaff (Hugh Bradshaw).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 55 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Goose (inc well-grown gosling), 4 Shoveler, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, Common Snipe (flushed from edge of Rabbit Paddock by Greylag Goose at 09:48hrs), 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull (3 juv), juv Yellow-legged Gull (Serpentine but mobile), c10 Stock Dove, 30+ Ring-necked Parakeet (mainly attending Sweet Chestnuts), Swallow east, c10 House Martin, 11 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 21 Pied Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, 10 Mistle Thrush (Buck Hill), 2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 3-4 Goldcrest, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Ranger's Lodge), at least 2 Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 5 Jay, 28 Magpie, c500 Starling, 13 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Paddington Green: Yellow Wagtail south 14:05hrs, c20 Goldfinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Beddington SF: 2 Common Buzzard, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Northern Wheatear (Dip or Glory).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 'eclipse' male Wigeon, Lower Lake; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 ad Little Owl, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Green Woodpecker; 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 23 Yellow Wagtail, feeding amongst horses, South Lodge Farm; 2 Song Thrush; 15+ Mistle Thrush, on stubble field, Vicarage Farm; 1 Common Whitethroat, at Park Farm; 9+ Chiffchaff; 2 Goldcrest, together, 'Old Golf Course'; 2 Nuthatch; 1 Siskin, Water Grdn; 2 Yellowhammer, Hog Hill (Robert Callf).
  • Regents Park: Crossbill NW at 6.50am, Kingfisher, 1 Tree Pipit, 35 Meadow Pipits, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Grey Wagtails, 26 Swallows, 8 House Martins, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Siskin, Peregrine perched nearby at 12.35pm, 7 Shovelers (Tony Duckett).
  • Trent Park: 3 Common Crossbill ( In Western Hemlock at southern end of Moat Wood then flew into Nature Trail Wood), 6 Siskin, Wigeon (ecl.M), 2 Tufted Duck (m,f),G.S Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, 5 Chiffchaffs. ( Pete Lowman, Bob Husband & Fay)
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat & c50 Meadow Pipit. (David Lindo)

Monday 15th September

  • Dartford Marshes: 5 Whinchat adjacent to motorcycle track, 2 Stonechat, Yellow Wag, 15+ Yellow-legged Gull, Blackwit 17:30 - 18:45 (Chris Wilkinson).
  • Pinner Park Farm: Wryneck at 17:20hrs TQ135905 (Birdguides).
  • London Wetland Centre: ad m Marsh Harrier SW 09:40hrs, 6 Common Buzzard (3 NE and singles SE, SW and west), 3 Sparrowhawk (m/2f), m Kestrel, 2 Hobby (ad/juv), 2 Peregrine (m/f); also, Little Egret, Common Snipe, Swallow (light passage), Meadow Pipit (light passage) (LWC website).
  • West Thurrock : 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 16 Ringed Plovers, 2 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Swallow, 3 Hobbies, 3 Sparrowhawks, Marsh Harrier, 4 Tree Pipits, 2 Sandwich Tern, 27 Common Tern, Grey Seal and 8 Siskin (Dave Morrison).
  • Cheshunt: dark Common Buzzard south 09:55hrs, buzzard spp. south 10:10hrs, 2 Hobby (north at 10:12hrs and distant bird south a few minutes later), typically marked Common Buzzard and intermediate Honey-buzzard circling together to the NW between 10:55hrs and c11:15hrs along with a, higher, third buzzard spp; all three gained height drifting south (LondonBirders Yahoo Group).
  • Waterworks NR: 1 Common Snipe, 4 Wigeon, 15 Teal, Willow Warbler (Paul Cook via MJP), Honey-buzzard low south 10:25hrs, 6 Little Egret, Common Sandpiper, 5 Swallow, Chiffchaff (Gary A James, Mike Messenger).
  • Alexandra Park: Honey-buzzard south of Alexandra Palace flew SW 18:13hrs, another probable dark phase headed east 17.52 and a Common Buzzard seen east at 17.32. Also Sakar/Lanner hybrid over the palace. This is my 104th species seen in & from the park and the 113th for APOG matching the best ever total of 2007 (John Murray & Bob Watts). Early Am Chiffchaff showing signs of Abietinus (Scandanavian) in the scrub (B.Watts, J.Murray, A.Gardner).
  • Amwell: Osprey SW 07:25hrs (HertsBirding).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, 30+ Swallows, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Egyptian Goose (Steve B).
  • Beddington SF: Madagascar Teal (esc), Common Buzzard, Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, c30 Swallow, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Dip or Glory).
  • City of London: Buzzard sp (prob common), gliding SSW and then thermalling high, at 11.45am. Viewed at distance from Canary Wharf, bird prob above Whitechapel/Shoreditch area (J Lethbridge).
  • Paddington Green: Hobby SW 12:21hrs, Peregrine high SW 12:30hrs and another in the area for 10 minutes around 17:15hrs, 16 Meadow Pipit WSW, 18 Swallow south, c200 Starling, Migrant Hawker (Des McKenzie).
  • BT Tower W1: Peregrine trying to land with pigeon in-tow (Pete Jones).
  • Fairlop Water CP: Hobby mobbed by 2 Jackdaws, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Swallows, Chiffchaff, 5 Jays, 35+ Collared Doves, 3 Grey Herons & Green Woodpecker (Brendan Spooner).
  • Regents Park: 2 Common Buzzards 12.50pm, 1 Peregrine perched nearby, 2 GBB Gulls, Skylark (first of the year), Tree Pipit, 12 Meadow Pipits, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 20 Swallows, 30 House Martins, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Siskin (Tony Duckett).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 female Pochard, Parkside Res; 1 Tufted Duck, Lower Lake; 2+ Common Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Hobby; 1 Little Owl, at Vicarage Farm; 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 9 Yellow Wagtail,(7 flew S, at Vicarage Farm, 08:42 BST, 1 Parkside Farm, 1 Trent Park); 1 Tree Pipit, flushed, at Parkside Farm, from Res banking, 18:34 BST, flew off N, calling; 20+ Meadow Pipit, at Parkside Farm; 2 Grey Wagtail,(1 flew N, Park Farm, 1 Bramley Rd); 2 Song Thrush, 'Old Golf Course'; 17 Mistle Thrush,(11 Parkside Farm, 6 Ferny Hill Farm); 1 male Blackcap,'Old Golf Course'; 5 Chiffchaff; 16 Linnet, at Parkside Farm (Robert Callf).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 3 Whinchat, c5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, c45 Meadow Pipit & c10 Swallow (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2 Wigeon (first of autumn), 10 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 22 Meadow Pipits (mostly W), Reed Bunting, 36 Shoveler (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler). 5 Wigeon. 27 sp. recorded (TeRNS).
  • Clissold Park: 23 Swallows, c6 Goldcrest (Mark Pearson).
  • Hackney Marshes: Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Siskins (Paul Cook via MJP).
  • East India Dock: 2 Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 60+ Teal (Paul Hyland).
  • Walthamstow Reservoirs (N): 4 Little Egrets, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 40 Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail (Quentin Given).
  • Banstead Downs: 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk (David Campbell).

Sunday 14th September

  • Hackney Marshes: Honey Buzzard (dark-morph) west 08:35hrs, Osprey SW 08:12hrs, Turtle Dove, 4 Little Egrets, 3 Wigeon, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Jackdaw south (Gary A James).
  • Rainham Marshes: Honey-buzzard NE 11:00hrs, fem Common Scoter in Aveley Bay 12:10hrs, Marsh Warbler in woodland 08:30hrs but no recent sign (Birdguides).
  • East Tilbury: 2 probable Honey-buzzard high west (heading in toward London) c11:15hrs (David Darrell-Lambert per DMc).
  • Twickenham: Honey-buzzard SE over Marble Hill 13:45hrs (Birdguides).
  • Clissold Park: Honey-buzzard north 14:50hrs; also 15 Siskins, 6 Meadow Pipits, 31 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 3 Sand Martins, 2 Common Gulls north (Mark Pearson).
  • Paddington Green: dark Honey-buzzard drifted south 15:20hrs, probable Osprey very high NE 14:14hrs (couldn't clinch it), 3 Sparrowhawk (1-2m/1f), fem Kestrel, 3 Hobby (2 juv) south, (06:50hrs, 14:30hrs, 15:13hrs), m Peregrine in area between 14:30hrs-16:00hrs; also, 2 Egyptian Goose SW, 36 Cormorant SW, 2 Stock Dove, 58 Swallow (mainly south), 12 House Martin, 7 Meadow Pipit SW, Siskin south 07:08hrs, Grey Wagtail (Des McKenzie).
  • Hook/Chessington: dark-morph Honey Buzzard south west @15.20 (Geoff Barter, Nit Lawrence); buzzard sp south @16.55 (Geoff Barter).
  • Cheshunt: pale-morph Honey-buzzard SE over Cadmore Lane 15:55hrs (Roy Woodward).
  • Leyton: Honey Buzzard flew straight towards the house from the north at 16:14hrs, circled and went off SW, Osprey SW 08:12hrs; 2 birds seen thermalling far to the south-west at 15:50hrs, possibly Honey Buzzards (Paul Whiteman).
  • London Wetland Centre: Red Kite west 10:55hrs, Guillemot on Thames by rail bridge 10:45hrs (Birdguides).
  • Alexandra Park: Osprey north over reservoir 07:35hrs (Andrew Gardener), Wood Warbler still in Blandford Hall birchwood south of the deer enclosure at 12:30hrs (Bob Watts) and again at 14:45hrs (Andrew Gardener), 5 Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, 75+ Swallows, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 24 Siskin, Hobby SW 17:30hrs (Bob Watts, Gareth Richards, John Murray, Stuart Harrington, Andrew Gardener).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Osprey west (fairly low down - site tick) 09:05hrs, 3 Whinchat, c12 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, c110 Meadow Pipit, 1 immature Sedge Warbler, c3 Blackcap, c2 Whitethroat, c2 Chiffchaff, c6 Swallow, 1 Stock Dove, c6 Jackdaw & c8 Jay (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Amwell: Osprey very high west 10:08hrs, 8+ Common Buzzard (Hertsbirding).
  • Hythe End (Wraysbury): Osprey flew fairly rapidly south, then headed off SW at 11.20hrs (Andrew Moon, Pete Naylor).
  • Kentish Town: Osprey SE 13:00hrs (Birdguides).
  • Beddington SF: Osprey, 13 Common Buzzard; also, Shelduck, Madagascar Teal (esc), Dunlin, Ruff, 8 Green Sandpiper, 281 Swallow, 151 Meadow Pipit, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Northern Wheatear, 13 Siskin (Dip or Glory).
  • Kensington Gardens: Common Buzzard over north end of Longwater 13:50hrs (Fraser Simpson per DMc).
  • King George V Res: Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby; also, 3 Ruddy Duck, Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 12 Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, and 3 Ruddy Ducks (Roy Woodward).
  • Totteridge Valley: 1 Common Buzzard drifting W, 3 Sparrowhawks, 11 Meadow Pipits, 10 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat & 8 Chiffchaff (John Colm).
  • West Molesey: large dark raptor making slow progress westwards along Thames at 16:45. No scope unfortunately! (Adam Cheeseman).
  • Beechwood Avenue (Greenford): pr thermalling Sparrowhawks, 6 Swallow south (Neil Anderson).
  • Regents Park: Hobby 8.00am, 12 Yellow Wagtails, 5 Tree Pipits, 30+ Meadow Pipits, Reed Bunting, steady passage of Swallows 300+, House Martins 200+, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Collared Dove (Tony Duckett).
  • Thames at Limehouse: Peregrine (with jesses) perching on various flats (Paul Hyland).
  • Thames (Putney-Barnes Bridges WeBS): Guillemot (Dukes Meadow area 9.30-10.00 at least), 3 Gtc Grebe, 44 Cormorant, 17 Heron, 10 Mute Swan, 367 Mallard, 45 Teal (Neil Anderson).
  • Chiswick: Guillemot on Thames by Kew Bridge 11:58hrs (Birdguides); same bird as above reports; it won't be able to drift upstream beyond Richmond because of the lock (Franco Maroevic per DMc) - still on the Thames at 13:19hrs drifting past Syon House (Isleworth) (Birdguides).
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: belated report of a Bittern seen two weekends ago by a very reliable observer (Adam Cheeseman).
  • Lake Farm (Hayes): male Common Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 5+ Willow Warblers (Andrew Moon, Pete Naylor).
  • Fairlop Waters CP: Short-eared Owl, Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Whitethroats, 5 Meadow Pipits & a Green Woodpecker (Brendan Spooner).
  • William Girling Res: 2 Goldeneye, 24 Black-necked Grebe (viewable from Mansfield Hill), 8 Little Egret (channels at SE corner, viewed from Russel Road footpath), 2 Greenshank, 13 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpiper (Roy Woodward).
  • Queen Mother Res (permit access only): 4 Sandwich Tern (Birdguides).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: 3 Black Tern 1st thing, 4 Sandwich Tern 0735-0745 when flew north (same as above?), 10 Yellow Wags, Ringed Plover & plastic Pintail (DMH).
  • Staines Res (evening): Garganey N basin, two Ruff flew round late on, 4 Black Terns, 1 Little Gull. Earlier the four Sandwich Terns seen over Wraysbury Res 1710-1730hrs at least (Rob Innes).
  • Brent Reservoir: 2 Tree Pipits, 3 Yellow Wags, 17+ Siskin, 37+ Meadow Pipits & 8 Jackdaws all flying over; also 4 Wigeon on res (Andrew Self).
  • East India Dock: Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Yellow-legged Gull (Paul Hyland).
  • South Norwood Lake: 20 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, Long-tailed Tit, 6 House Martin, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Jay (John Watson, Gavin Hawgood).
  • Epsom Common: No sign of the Whinchat after checking yesterday's report out but 5+ Mandarins reported + 2 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 Stock Dove, c30 Canada Geese (David Campbell).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Sparrowhawk, over Ferny Hill Farm; 3 Common Buzzard; 1 Hobby; 3 Litte Owl,(2, ad and juv., at Vicarage Farm, 1 Park Farm); 1 Yellow Wagtail, flew S, Hog Hill, 09:27 BST; 1 Whinchat, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Song Thrush; 6 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: WeBS 11 Great Crested Grebe (TeRNS).

Saturday 13th September

  • Dartford: 2 Osprey south over the west side at 17:10 (Birdguides)
  • Rainham Marshes: Honey-buzzard west 15:50hrs (Birdguides).
  • London Wetland Centre: Osprey present 14:15hrs to 14:35hrs at least, 4 Arctic Skua south 15:15hrs (Birdguides), 4 Hobby (2 juvs) hunting high together over reedbed area early a.m., Kingfisher, 61 Swallow, 16 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, at least 20 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher (LWC website).
  • Amwell: juv Marsh Harrier south 08:15hrs, 2 Raven in the area between 11:50hrs at 12:15hrs (HertsBirding).
  • Abney Park Cemetery: Firecrest with c7 Goldcrests in roving passerine flock, 1845 (by Isaac Watts memorial, but mobile) (Mark Pearson)
  • Rainham Marshes: at least 2 juv Black Tern yesterday afternoon; also a Yellow-legged Gull present and a juv Little Gull flew inland (Birdguides).
  • Queen Elizabeth II Res: Pintail, Peregrine, 2 Black Tern and 23 *Common Tern through early a.m., Yellow Wagtail (SBC).
  • Staines Res: 5 Dunlin, 5 Black Tern (SBC).
  • Walton Res: Black-necked Grebe (SBC).
  • King George V Res (permit access only): Sandwich Tern through (Birdguides). Later, 2 Arctic Terns + 12 Common Terns (Roy Woodward).
  • Paddington Green: fem Sparrowhawk, Lesser Whitethroat with tit flock, singing Chiffchaff (Des McKenzie).
  • Beddington SF: Shelduck, Wigeon, Madagascar Teal (esc), 7 Common Buzzard, Hobby, m Peregrine, 7 Common Snipe, Ruff, Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 77 Swallow, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Northern Wheatear (Dip or Glory).
  • South Norwood Lake: 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Lesser Blacked-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming) 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 12 House Martin, 5 Jay, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, m Sparrowhawk, Greenfinch, 12+ Ring-necked Parakeet,(John Watson, Gavin Hawgood).
  • Brent Reservoir: 4 Common Sands, Yellow Wagtail, Siskin, 2 Mipits & 6 Jackdaw over (Andrew Self).
  • Greenford CP: pr Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, Grey Wagtail, 2 M'Pipt, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 80+ Greenfinch, 15+ Goldfinch, 7 Linnet, 10 Jay (Neil Anderson).
  • Wanstead Flats: 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, 27 Meadow Pipit, Whinchat (site tick), 10 Skylark, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Jay (J Lethbridge).
  • Ingrebourne Valley: Coal tit site tick, 3 Snipe, 9 Swallow, 50 Linnet, 30 Meadow Ppit (Shaun Harvey).
  • Regents Park: 3 Great B B Gulls, Hobby 12.0pm SE, Pied Flycatcher and Tree Pipit in golf and tennis school, 3 Meadow Pipits, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 14 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps (Tony Duckett).
  • East India Dock: 6 Common Terns, Kingfisher, Whinchat (yard), Yellow-legged Gull (Gary A James).
  • Alexandra Park: Wood Warbler briefly at 12:10 in Lime and Willows on east side of the top field between animal enclosures and boating lake, but very elusive, also Hobby north and Spot Fly here (Gareth Richards).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 'eclipse' male Wigeon, Lower Lake; 2 Teal, Lower Lake; 2 Sparrowhawk, carrying prey,(1 Park Farm, 1 over Allotments); 1 Hobby, over Ride Wood; 2 Kestrel; 1 juv female Green Woodpecker, at Vicarage Farm; 4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Skylark, together, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Grey Wagtail, flew N, over Hog Hill; 1 fem/imm Common Redstart, at 'Old Golf Course'; 1 Whinchat, at Vicarage Farm; 3 Song Thrush; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Allotments, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Common Whitethroat,(1 Parkside Farm, 1 'Old Golf Course'); 3 Blackcap,(2, male & fem/imm., at Allotments, 1 male, 'Old Golf Course'); 6 Chiffchaff (Robert Callf).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 5 Black Tern, (10+ Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear Willows Farm,) 2 Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2 Hobby, 40+ Swallow, 9 Wigeon (Steve B)
  • Nonsuch Park: 1 Little Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Nuthatch, c8 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c3 Jackdaws, 1 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c20 Ring-necked Parakeets (David Campbell)
  • Espom Common: 1 Whinchat in the cattle management area (Birdguides)
  • Belmont: 1 Common Swift north c1pm (Andrew Smythe)

Friday 12th September

  • Bedfords Park: Pied Flycatcher, 20 Siskin, 2 Hobby, 2 Common Buzzard, Little Owl, 100 House Martin, 54 Meadow Pipits, Grey Wagtail, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Treecreeper (ELBF).
  • Rainham Marshes: 2 Wigeon, Pintail, Peregrine, 3 Sparrowhawk, 29 Ringed Plover, Curlew, 165 Lapwing, Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, Knot, 13 Little Egret, 3 Little Gull , 4 Sandwich Tern , 364 Common Tern, 46 Arctic Tern, 2 Black Tern, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 37 Greenfinch, 11 House Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 23 Meadow Pipit, 4 Kingfisher, 37 Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Stonechat, Northern Wheatear (ELBF).
  • Beddington SF: Shelduck, Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Arctic Tern SW, 2 Common Tern (Dip or Glory).
  • Tottenham Marshes: Wryneck seen in and around clump of brambles/ sycamore about 1/2 way along cycle track at northern edge of marshes at 16.50 (Lol Bodini - posted by R Woodward)
  • Bromley-by-Bow: Osprey seen soaring low over River Lea at c11.00am (in the area for at least 10 minutes being mobbed by Lesser Black backed Gulls), Common Sandpiper, Tree Pipit over, 4 Meadow Pipit over, 5 Mistle Thrush (2 Siskin over yesterday) (LondonBirders Yahoo Group).
  • South Norwood Lake: 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 20+ House Martin, single Swallow S/SE, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Jay, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 House Sparrow, 3 Herring Gull over, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch (John Watson).
  • London Wetland Centre: Little Tern south 09:00hrs, 3 Meadow Pipit south, 4 Yellow Wagtail south, 3 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, Siskin south (LWC website).
  • Crossness: Little Egret west, Knot still present by golf club, 4 Black Tern by incinerator outfall (Birdguides).
  • Paddington Green: Lesser Whitehroat, Chiffchaff and Spotted Flycatcher moving with tit-flock (primarily Long-tailed) through trees along Hall Place/Adpar Street 08:30hrs; also, 24 Herring Gull at local colony, Meadow Pipit south, 1-2 Grey Wagtail over, 13 Goldfinch, 2 Jay (Des McKenzie).
  • Alexandra Park: Yellow Wagtail SW @ 0656, 1 Mipit 0650-0710, 3 Chiffchaffs (Bob Watts), Pied Flycatcher briefly 0900 Blanford Hall with 2 Spotted Flycatchers in the birch adjacent to transmitter (Andrew Gardener, Dominic Mitchell), Wood Warbler briefly in with LTT flock between Rose Garden and Animal Enclosures 1000 (Andrew Gardener); 112th species for site for the year. Then again up to 13.30pm at least (John Murray, Andrew Gardner, Bob Watts) but no sign 13:55-15:45 (Gareth Richards) Whinchat, Willow Warbler & 2 Chiff at Scrub & Siskin, Mipit over (J.Murray). 14 Siskin Top Football Pitch @ 1pm (Bob Watts).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 2-3 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, 1 Siskin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 65+ Swallows, c50 House Martins, c20 Sand Martins, c10 Reed Warblers, Kingfisher, 6 Grey Wagtails (Mark Pearson, Tony Butler, Laurence Pitcher). 1 Grey Wagtail. 24 sp. recorded. (TeRNS).
  • Walthamstow Res: Hobby high south over Lockwood 11:15hrs (Birdguides).
  • East India Dock: 13 Arctic Terns (west), 30+ Common Terns, 1 Rock Pipit (Thames Foreshore), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Linnet, Grey Wagtail (Gary A James).
  • Thames Barrier Park (p.m.): 10 Black Terns lingering, 7 Arctic Terns, 61+ Common Terns, imm. Mistle Thrush, 4 Common Gulls, 7 GBB Gulls, c50 Teal, 2 Jays (David Callahan).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 'eclipse' male Wigeon, Lower Lake (New species for the year!); 2 Sparrowhawk, together, over Ride Wood; 2 Common Buzzard, together, over Vicarage Farm; 1 Kestrel, at Vicarage Farm; 1 ad Little Owl, at Vicarage Farm; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Skylark, together, at Vicarage Farm; 4 Meadow Pipit, at Parkside Farm; 3(1 ad male, 2 '1st-winter' males) Common Redstart, at Vicarage Farm; 10 Whinchat,(5 together, at Vicarage Farm, 5 together, at Parkside Farm); 2(male & fem/imm) Northern Wheatear, at Parkside Farm; 3(2 ad., 1 juv) Song Thrush, at 'Old Golf Course'; 2 Mistle Thruth, at Park Farm; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Allotments, at Vicarage Farm; 2 Common Whitethroat, at Vicarage Farm; 2 male Blackcap,(1 Vicarage Farm, 1 'Old Golf Course'); 15 Chiffchaff; 1 singing male Goldcrest, 'Old Golf Course'; 1 Treecreeper; 1 singing male Coal Tit, near Enfield Rd; 4 Siskin, together, Camlet Hill; 1 Bullfinch, near Water Grdn (Robert Callf).
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: 10+ Yellow Wags (Willows Farm), 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, Ringed Plover. 2 Common Tern, 3 Kingfishers. (Steve B)
  • Regents Park: Tree Pipit in long grass 8.50am, Wood Warbler 16.30pm, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 8 Blackcaps, 15 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 90 Swallows, 100 House Martins, 4 Sand Martins and 3 Common Buzzards SE at 2.15am (Tony Duckett).
  • Trent Park: 2 Spotted Flycatcher ( in the "Clump"), 2 Common Redstart (m,f)on the "Old Golf Course",3 Blackcap,6 Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow. Cormorant, Goldfinch,Sparrowhawk. (Pete Lowman).
  • Mayesbrook Park: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Gadwall.(Paul Hawkins)
  • Eastcheap: Peregrine (fem) flew low NW at 08.00 hrs.(Paul Hawkins)
  • Staines Res (evening): Caspian Gull, subadult in roost N basin; Black-necked Grebe 1, Wigeon 3, Pintail 6 -> W 1900hrs, Hobby (caught House Martin), Ringed Plover 2 (in morning), Turnstone 2 N basin (Rob Innes, Franko Maroevic).

Thursday 11th September

  • Hospice Gardens (Clapham Common): Hobby over 8am, 20+ Greenfinch (Neil Anderson).
  • Queen Mary Res: 2 Osprey comprising 1 SW 1435hrs-1438hrs and 1 S/SE 14:55hrs, 3 Black Terns (SBC).
  • Woolwich Ferry: 1 Black Tern (P. Fallan).
  • Rainham Marshes: m Wigeon, fem/imm Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Ringed Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Yellow-legged Gull, 82 Black Tern (Thames), 5 Sandwich Tern, 84 Arctic Tern, 412 Common Tern, 3 Little Tern (ELBF).
  • East India Dock: calling Black Redstart, 62 Common Terns (W), ad Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Chiffchaffs (one singing), Lesser Whitethroat, Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpipers, Stock Dove, Kestrel (David Callahan).
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: 43 Arctic Terns (groups of 26 & 17 in high from NE, came together then headed SSW at 0757), 109 Swallows (mainly S, 0650-1000), 2 Meadow Pipits (S), c50 House Martins, c20 Sand Martins, 5 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper (Mark Pearson & Tony Butler).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 9 Arctic Tern accompanied by single Black Tern west over Serpentine Gallery at 11:45hrs (first definite Arctic Tern record for site, first Black Tern since September 1981)), Egyptian Goose and single gosling, m Gadwall, fem/imm Kestrel, Peregrine west 12:07hrs, 2 juv Lesser Black-backed Gull, Collared Dove SW, 3 Sand Martin, 44 Swallow (mainly SW), 12 House Martin, Meadow Pipit heard, 9 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, c30 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Chaffinch (Des McKenzie).
  • Thames Barrier: 151 Black Terns west by 15:30hrs, 39 Arctic Terns, 2 Sandwich Terns, 88+ Common Terns, Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Linnet, Reed Bunting, Jay, 50+ Starlings (David Callahan).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: 1 Tree Pipit, c40 Meadow Pipit, c20 Swallow, 1 male Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, c2 Whitethroat and at least 1 Chiffchaff (David Lindo & Roy Nuttall).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: 31 Swallow south in groups of 19 & 12 @ 0820 & 0830 - 48th species this year for site (Bob Watts).
  • Regent's Park: Peregrine, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, Garden Warbler, Greater Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, Crossbill, 50 House Martins, 50 Swallows 2 Teal, 35 Mandarins (Tony Duckett).
  • Beddington SF: Barn Owl (Dip or Glory).
  • London Wetland Centre: 3 Hobby, Ruff, Redshank, 10 Swallow, 10 House Martin, Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff (LWC website).
  • Trent Park Area: 1 Kestrel; 1 ad Little Owl, at Vicarage Farm; 1 juv Green Woodpecker, at Parkside Farm; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 8 Swallow, flew S, at Vicarage Farm, 09:20 BST; 6 Yellow Wagtail,together at South Lodge Farm; 2 '1st-winter' male Common Redstart,(1 Vicarage Farm, 1 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park); 4 Whinchat,(3 together, at Vicarage Farm, 1 at Parkside Farm); 3 Song Thrush(1 juv), at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 2 Lesser Whitethroat,(1 Vicarage Farm, 1 Park Farm); 5 Common Whitethroat,(4 at Vicarage Farm, 1 'Old Golf Course'); 1 male Blackcap, at 'Old Golf Course', Trent Park; 4 Spotted Flycatcher,(2 together, at Park Farm, 2 together, at 'Old Golf Course',Trent Park); 1 male Bullfinch, near Water Grdn (Robert Callf).
  • Trent Park: 3 Spotted Flycatcher , 15 Goldfinch, 6 Chiffchaff, G.S Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Goldcrest (Pete Lowman).
  • South Norwood Lake: 20 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 15 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Long-tailed Tit (John Watson).
  • Little Britain Lake (Cowley): GC Grebe 2 individual ads each with 2y, 1 Little Grebe (usually an occasional winter visitor to site) (Roger Dewey).
  • Belmont: 1 Swallow (Sutton Birding[2]).
  • Overton Park: 3 Swallows, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 21 Black-headed Gulls (observer?).
  • River Lee Country Park: 12 Black Tern on Holyfield Lake, Wheatear at Holyfield Hall Farm (Mike Oakland).
  • Alexandra Park: 4 Swallow E @ 1750, 4 House Martins Res (Bob Watts).

Wednesday 10th September

  • Rainham Marshes: Garganey, juv Marsh Harrier, 7 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 11 Whinchat, 9 Stonechat, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 32 Long-tailed Tit, 39 Greenfinch, 42 Goldfinch, 21 Siskin, 67 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting (ELBF).
  • Richmond Park: Honey Buzzard over the northwest corner at 10:15, departed SW at 10.45 (Birdguides).
  • Wormwood Scrubs: Honey Buzzard over southwest being escorted by c120 crows at 8.50am. It was a dark morph flying low over rooftops with languid wingbeats. When it glided its wings were gently bowed. Had kite-like jizz, not as bulky as Common Buzzard and seemed to have a narrow head; also 2 Whinchat, c8 Whitethroat & c30 Meadow Pipits (David Lindo).
  • Alexandra Park: Tree Pipit flew from scrub to perimeter and then landed again in grassland to west at 0705 before being flushed from perimeter at 0830. Lanner/Saker type hybrid around Palace building for 20 minutes 0725-0745. (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener). Wheatear on and around cricket pavilion to 0910 at least (Andrew Gardener, Gareth Richards) Lanner/Saker again c.0830 (Stuart Harrington).
  • Lyle Park (W. Silvertown): Chiffchaff, 29 Common Terns, Common Gull (David Callahan).
  • Thames Barrier: 9 Arctic Terns (W), fem Peregrine, Chiffchaff, 112+ Common Terns, 10 GBB Gulls, 4 Common Gulls, 52 Teal, fem Kestrel (David Callahan).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Willow Warbler & Whitethroat newly found amongst the mixed tit flock, also Chiffchaff 0800-0825 (Bob Watts).
  • Paddington Green: imm fem Sparrowhawk, Peregrine (prob fem) W/SW 12:51hrs, Grey Wagtail, c225 Starling (Des McKenzie).
  • Staines Res: 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Turnstone, 3 Black Tern (Birdguides).
  • Beddington SF: 6 Common Snipe, Redshank (Dip or Glory).
  • London Wetland Centre: 1 Garganey, 4 Hobbies (2 ads, 2 juvs), 1 Ruff, 7 Swallows S, c.20 Sand Martins, 13 Meadow Pipits W, 1 Rock Pipit SW, 31 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 18 Blackaps (NPS)
  • Tyttenhanger GPs: Peregrine, 3 Hobby, 3 Buzzard, Kestral, 12+ Yellow Wagtail, 6 M,Pipits, c50 Swallow, 30+ Mistle Thrush, 3 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, fem Wigeon (Steve B).
  • North Enfield: 3 Common Redstart (2 1w m and fem/imm) at Vicarage Farm; also 2 Whinchat there and 3 at Parkside Farm (Birdguides).
  • Trent CP: 2 Common Redstart (ad m/1w m), Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Siskin (Birdguides).
  • Rotherhithe: 8 Swallows south over Thames at Greenland Pier early evng (Richard Bonser).
  • Horsenden Hill: 1 Turtle Dove at Paradise Fields, flew off SE around 7pm (Andy Culshaw).
  • Abney Park, Stoke Newington: 1 Tawny Owl (H). (TeRNS).

Tuesday 9th September

  • Staines Reservoirs: Great Skua on south basin then flew west at 15:50; also drake Common Scoter on north basin late afternoon and 5 Black Terns (Birdguides).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Great White Egret flew southeast, across River Thames at 10:20 but no sign of the Aquatic Warbler (Birdguides).
  • Beech Farm GPs: Osprey over Beech Farm at 07:45 heading towards St. Albans (Birdguides).
  • Rotherhithe: 32 Black Terns came in from the east over River Thames, then circled at mouth of Greenland Dock 6.53-6.57pm before heading high south. My 1st record for the site (Richard Bonser).
  • Crossness: 3 Black Terns still off outfall by the Thamesview Golf Centre this morning; also a Knot (Birdguides).
  • East India Dock (2 visits - a.m. & p.m.): 5 Black Terns with many commic terns distantly off West Silvertown until 15:30, plus 9 Common Terns, Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Reed Warblers (in copse), Sparrowhawk, 17 Teal (David Callahan).
  • Belvedere: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull at outfall; also 2 Wheatears (Birdguides).
  • Alexandra Park: 3 Yellow Wagtails, c5 Meadow Pipits, Whinchat, at least 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 25 Siskin (Bob Watts, Andrew Gardener, Dominic Mitchell, John Murray).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Reed Warbler (patch tick) Monument Glade 0820, Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest (Bob Watts).
  • Paddington Green: Peregrine (unsexed/aged) south 13:00hrs (Des McKenzie).
  • Finsbury Park: 3+ Spotted Flycatchers (boating lake island), Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Grebes (Ian Bradshaw)
  • Stoke Newington reservoirs: c135 Pochard. 23 sp. recorded. (TeRNS).

Monday 8th September

  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Aquatic Warbler again present at 13:30 (Lol Bodini).
  • Crossness: Manx Shearwater off outfall at 11:58; earlier flew west past Barking Bay at 11:55 and west past Thamesview Golf Centre at 08:55 (Birdguides).
  • Beddington SF: Osprey south over; also 2 Tree Pipits and 12 Yellow Wagtail (Birdguides)
  • Hayes: Wryneck at Lake Farm CP early afternoon in hawthorns behind club at 12:15 only; also Redstart and 4 Spotted Flycatchers (Birdguides).
  • Amwell GPs: Common Crossbill over (Birdguides).
  • Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens: 11 Egyptian Goose (inc single gosling), 12 Great Crested Grebe, fem/imm Kestrel, 2 juv Hobby hunting low over Serpentine (for 10 minutes around 09:00hrs), 3 juv Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Owl (Hyde Park Meadows 08:05hrs), Tawny Owl at day-roost, Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4-5 Sand Martin, 27 Swallow, 40+ House Martin, 10 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 16 Pied Wagtail, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher (Silver Limes nr Palace Field), Nuthatch, 5 Jay, Red Admiral, 3 Migrant Hawker (Des McKenzie).
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 Black Terns; also Knot and juvenile Marsh Harrier (Birdguides)
  • Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Pied Flycatcher in oaks on Lordship Road mid-morning; also Spotted Flycatcher, Hobby and Siskin (Birdguides).
  • Hornchurch: Honey Buzzard flew south at 10:04 (Birdguides).
  • Regent's Park: Woodlark 7.15am SW, Merlin 7.20am SE, 3 Sparrowhawks 7.50am SE, Common Buzzard 12.20pm SE, 550 Swallows, 2 Greater Whitethroats, 1 Lesser Whitethroats, Garden Warbler, 14 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Siskins, 3 M Pipits, Yellow Wagtail, Grey wagtail (Tony Duckett)&(Birdguides).
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery: Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher both Chestnut Glade, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest (Bob Watts).
  • Alexandra Park: Redstart (again, briefly in scrub), 51 Meadow Pipits, 21 Swallows, 4 Jackdaw, at least 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler (Andrew Gardener).
  • Rotherhithe: drake Pochard Greenland Dock plus c.30 House Martins over Durand's Wharf (Richard Bonser).
  • Dagenham Chase LNR: 6 Crossbill flew west at 2.15pm, ( 1st sight record ), also 2 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper, pair of Gadwall, pair of Wigeon (Vince Halley-Frame).
  • Bedfont Lakes CP: Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Egyptian Geese, and steady passage of House Martins and Meadow Pipits. (Adam Cheeseamn)

Saturday 6th September

  • Bedfont Lakes CP: Wheatear (Adam Cheeseman)
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