Monday, 27 February 2012

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Mystery bird: Gurney's pitta, Pitta gurneyi |
 
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LONDON NEWS

Beddington Farm GREAT WHITE EGRET on main lake still at 10.30am +ICELAND GULL at c9.15am.Sutton c50.GOLDEN PLOVERS flew north over Quadrant House this morning.Beddington Farm 3.CURLEWS flew over at 10.48am.Beddington Farm GREAT WHITE EGRET till 10.48am then flew west veering south. Also ad Kittiwake, 1w and 2w Iceland Gulls, 3 Curlew still. Beddington Farm 1w.GLAUCOUS GULL on main lake at 1.47pm.Bentley Priory, Summerhouse Lake: 3 Crossbills at 1.20pm.Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on foreshore near yacht club; male Corn Bunting, Little Owl, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher.Tyttenhanger GP: 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 3 Tree Sparrow, Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Skylark. Kingfisher.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

ID

Mystery bird: golden whistler, Pachycephala pectoralis |
 
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LONDON NEWS

Staines Reservoir: 5 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin), 4 Smew, 1 male, 3 female (S.Basin) 30 Goldeneye (S.Basin), 1 Scaup, female (N.Basin), 1 juv. Shag (N.Basin), 1 Oystercatcher (N.Basin).Bittern Sevenoaks WR, Bittern Barnes at LWC WWT.

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Friday, 24 February 2012

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LONDON NEWS

Queen Mother Res: Great Northern Diver still at the north end mid-morning.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

ID

Mystery bird: Harlan's red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis harlani |

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

ID

Mystery bird: red-fronted barbet, Tricholaema diademata | : This Ethiopian myste...

UK BIRDING

Common Yellowthroat Rhiwderin Gwent; Lesser Scaup Cosmeston Lakes Glamorgan; Bufflehead Helston Loe Pool Cornwall.Spotted Sandpiper Stanpit Marsh Dorset; Dark-eyed Junco Hawkhill Inclosure Hampshire; Spanish Sparrow Calshot Hampshire.Ross's Goose Halvergate Marshes Norfolk; RB Goose Felixstowe Ferry Suffolk; Lesser Scaup Newquay Cornwall.

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LONDON NEWS

3 red-head Smew Holmethorpe SP still & 1w drake Scaup, Black-necked Grebe Walthamstow still on Lockwood Res.Ad Med Gull Crayford Marshes  Viridor Recycling Centre, 2 Bitterns yesterday Barnes still at LWC WWT & Jack Snipe.1w Kumlien's & 2w Iceland Gulls Beddington SF, Spotted Redshank still on Thames foreshore nr Erith Yacht Club.2 White-fronted Geese Rainham Marshes RSPB still, 4 Smew Bedfont Lakes CP on south lake, Smew Regent's Pk still.

Monday, 20 February 2012

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Mystery bird: mountain wagtail, Motacilla clara |
 
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UK BIRDING

In Kent a PENDULINE TIT reported today at Dungeness RSPB, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT still present in Gwent at Rhiwderyn.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

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Mystery bird: black magpie, Platysmurus leucopterus |
 
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LONDON NEWS

Female Black Redstart Kingston on Surrey County Hall, & 2 Peregrines in the area. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Canons Farm.Regent's Park: Smew. 11 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 40 redwing, 7 Siskins.Walthamstow Reservoirs: Black-necked Grebe on Lockwood.1w Iceland Gull and ad Med Gull flew over Beddington tip earlier.Staines Reservoirs: five Black-necked Grebes S basin, plus on the N basin three Scaup and the immature Shag still; also in total seven Smew (two drakes).

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012

ID

Mystery bird: glossy ibis, Plegadis falcinellus |
 

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Walthamstow

Great day at the patch with another TICK,(BLACK-NECKED GREBE) plus 2 male goosanders,17 shelducks. LIFE 119.

Black-Necked Grebe.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

London Eagle

Have a look at this its one bird you would love to get on your london list.http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/ryemeads/b/ryemeads-blog/archive/2012/02/16/white-tailed-eagle-pics.aspx

MEGA

Here is the details of the site for getting to grips with the common yellowthroat. http://www.gwentbirding.blogspot.com

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Mystery bird: indigo macaw, Anodorhynchus leari |
 
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MEGA

MEGA MEGA MEGA MEGA Gwent COMMON YELLOWTHROAT west of Newport at Rhiwderyn. Access details to follow

Walthamstow

Back to normal no ticks just the regulars:SMEW on lower maynard and a f goosander and skylark on lockwood.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

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Mystery bird: horned grebe, Podiceps auritus |
 
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LONDON NEWS

Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank on foreshore near Yacht Club. 3 Ruff, 6 Avocet, Grey Plover, Little Owl, Green Sandpiper, 3 Rock Pipit, 5 Curlew. Hampstead Heath : Water Rail showed briefly on Sanctuary Pond at 08:00 (Allan Stewart). Another Water Rail at top of Ladies Pond at 0900. Bittern on Conservation Pond in N W corner at 09:45 (Birdguides); Bittern watched by ST and FT from 0915 to 0950; moves from right to left of reedbeds at Sanctuary Pond- chased a Water Rail across the ice. Also pr Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Siskin. West Thurrock Marshes: 67 Black Tailed Godwit, Bar Tailed Godwit, 8 Oystercatchers, 24 Curlew, Knot, 3 Sanderling, 16 Common Snipe, 7 Avocet, 52 Redshank and Jack Snipe.

Walthamstow

The male SMEW still present on lower maynard today plus i also see the bird in flight.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

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Mystery bird: rufous chatterer, Turdoides rubiginosa |
 
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Walthamstow

I had a nice birthday present today a M (SMEW) and also a M SCAUP.Walthamstow life 118.

Male Smew

Monday, 13 February 2012

LONDON NEWS

Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, Water Pipit, Ruff, 10 Grey Plover, 6 Avocet, Little Owl, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 14 Pintail, 2 Stonechat, Yellow-legged Gull.Roding Valley Park: Woodlark for fifth day [under the southbound M11 flyover near southern end of Uplands Road]; also Little Egret, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, around 50 Fieldfares, 2 Song Thrushes, 3 Long-tailed Tits, and Sparrowhawk being enthusiastically mobbed by a flock of around 30 Starlings.

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Sunday, 12 February 2012

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LONDON NEWS

Staines Reservoir: 07.20-08.45 19 Smew on both basins (7 Drake, 12 female), 3 Black-necked Grebe (S.Basin), 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover (all S.Basin), 1 juv.Shag (N.Basin, raft), 3 Little Grebe (N.Basin). Grays Riverside, RM17: Sanderling at 10.30, then flew across river, c50 Dunlin in various groups, 4 turnstone, 4 ringed plover, 5 grey plover, lapwing, redshank, 2 oystercatcher, 3 curlew, 2 great crested grebe, 25 teal.
(South Norwood Ctry Park) Woodlark in Ryeland's Field still today; also Woodcock 2.Water Rails Common Snipe Bullfinch 2.Siskins Grey Wagtail.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

ID

Mystery bird: white-breasted woodswallow, Artamus leucorynchus |
 
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LONDON

11/02 15:36 KENT: White-tailed Eagle, Leysdown to Shellness: poss offshore heading S mid-afternoon (3:20) (S).I wonder how many london birders got the eagle ?.

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WHITE-TAILED EAGLE

LONDON NEWS

3 Iceland, 1w Kumlien's & 1w Caspian Gull Beddington SF & Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.WHITE-TAILED EAGLE SE over Rye Meads at 12.10.South Norwood Country Park: Woodlark again on Ryelands Field at 11am associating with a flock of Meadow Pipits, 1 Woodcock by Harrington Road stream at 9am, 1 Snipe, 2 Teal, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 200+ Fieldfares, 100+ Redwings, 20+ Shovelers.Walthamstow Reservoirs: Bittern flew in from direction of Warwicks c11.15 persued by many gulls, landed in Coppermill Stream c50 metres from bridge south of Marine centre on West side under small tree, also here 2 Water Rail calling, Kingfisher, drake Scaup on East Warwick, 9 drake Goosander (7 north, 1 on No2 and one on Coppermill stream), c250 Fieldfare on berries, Green Sandpiper over Ferry Lane and into relief channel.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Walthamstow

 Male Smew, 4 Lapwing Low Maynard, Little Egret High Maynard, f Red-breasted Merganser flew North and dropped into drainage channel. f Goosander, male Peregrine Lockwood. 7 Lapwing Banbury. male Goosander No.1. Bittern in same place as Wednesday 100m South of Marine House, fishing along Coppermill Stream also Water Rail and Kingfisher.

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LONDON NEWS

Crossness: Ruff, Bar-tailed Godwit, 50+Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, Rock Pipit.Richmond Park Red Kite flew over NE @ 10.35, seen a few minutes later at LWC.South Norwood Ctry Park Woodlark still on main path by lake at 10.25am since at Ryelands Field at 8.50am +over visitor centre early morning.8 Waxwings Epsom Downs in trees beyond far end, nr Derby Arms car park.Spotted Redhank & Turnstone still on Thames foreshore nr Erith Yacht Club & 6 Avocets, 2 Ruff in creek.Woodlark still at Roding Valley Meadows. Park at end of Uplands Rd, walk to M11 - bird is under bridge.Little Stint Grays foreshore & 6 Turnstone, Grey Plover; nearby 800 FIeldfare nr Harvester pub in Chafford Hundre.WWT LONDON Today's sightings: 2 bittern (1 in a tree!), 3 golden plover, 1 peregrine on main lake island. More:

Thursday, 9 February 2012

COLNE VALLEY BIRDER: rare thrush in garden

COLNE VALLEY BIRDER: rare thrush in garden: This is the rare thrush seen in my garden today , I thought it was Naumann's but may be more correctly black throated or dark throated thrus...

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LONDON NEWS

Woodlark showing well at Roding Valley Meadows at 13:00. Park at end of Uplands Rd, walk to M11 - bird is under bridge.King George V: Adult Med Gull, 2 Great Northern Divers (north end of N basin), 4 Pintail, 35 Wigeon, 120+ Gadwall, 3 Goosander, 28 Lapwing, 250+ Fieldfare, 50+ Redwing on the bank.Crayford Marshes: 2nd winter Iceland Gull near recycling plant. Spotted Redshank, Water Pipit, Turnstone, 4 Avocet, 16 Grey Plover, Lesser Redpoll, male Peregrine, 14 Yellow-legged Gull, 12 Pintail, 2 Stonechat.Wanstead Flats: Grey Plover over at 8:30am.

Walthamstow

It is always a good day when you get a patch tick.(m)(SCAUP).Such a shame i could not find the bittern from yesterday.Also today i had a count of 11 GOOSANDERS 7m/4f which is a record for me. WALTHAMSTOW LIFE 117.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

ID

Mystery bird: Canada goose, Branta canadensis & cackling goose, B. hutchinsii |

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SCAUP

Walthamstow

Today at the patch was a GREY PLOVER on east warwick and a MALE SCAUP on west warwick. I will be going tomorrow to try and get the scaup.I have just got a message to say that a BITTERN has just been found at the southside.That means 3 patch ticks on site for me.

LONDON NEWS

Rainham Marshes RSPB: 3 Slavonian Grebe on the Thames.14 Little Gulls downriver at Rainham, 1w Little Gull Crossness, Spotted Redshank nr Erith Yacht Club. 2 Avocet Rainham RSPB & Bar-tld Godwit, Jack Snipe, 11 Grey Plover, Turnstone, Med & 16 Little Gulls, 12 Rock & 1 Water Pipit.Walthamstow Marsh: 3+ Bullfinch 400m south of Coppermill Ln. car park. 15+ Meadow Pipits Cow Field. 7 distant Geese flew SW, may have been White-fronts. Walthamstow Res:Drake Scaup West Warwick. Grey Plover on bank of East Warwick, Peregrine over. 9 (all drakes) Goosander No.3. Lapwing No.5. Bittern, Water Rail and Kingfisher in Coppermill stream.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

WIKIA

Baker Street Stn: 12 Fieldfare north at 2.30pm (James Astley) (Why don’t you identify yourself properly like everyone else does? Can we trust someone who hides behind an initial instead of a surname?) (Why can't you just be grateful for people reporting sightings?) (Hope that's better for you. I'm not going to go through and edit every one of my sightings - I might be motivated to do so when you stop being such a hypocritical dick and sign your comments - James Astley) The london wikia HOT'S UP LOL.

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LONDON NEWS

Tundra Bean Goose S of Thorpe Village along Mill Lane with Canada & Greylag Geese at 11:45. ad Med Gull Beddington SF flew to tip & Jack Snipe on island on main lake.Crayford Marshes: 16 Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew north over the Thames; Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near Yacht club; Turnstone, Avocet, 4 Grey Plover, 12 Golden Plover, Little Owl, Cetti's warbler, 14 Pintail, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, male Peregrine, 2 Rock Pipit, Kingfisher. Gallions Reach: 12 Common Scoter flew downriver @ 11.45, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Grey Plover (5 at roost), 4 Dunlin, 2 Common Snipe.Barnes Common: Firecrest and 2 Goldcrest. On junction of Mill Hill Road. London Wetland Centre: 2 Bittern, Mealy Redpoll.Hilfield Park Reservoir: 6 Scaup incl 4 adult drakes, Peregrine Falcon.

Monday, 6 February 2012

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Walthamstow

Not much today but i did get a top count of lapwing for me. (70).Also 4 goosanders,3 reed buntings.. 5 Meadow Pipits, 6 Lapwings (1 landed), 4 Goldeneye, 2 Common Sandpipers (all birds on Lockwood). (Katy M.)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

UK BIRDING

Spotted Sandpiper Stanpit Marsh Dorset; WB Diver South Ronaldsay Orkney; Lesser Scaup Slimbridge Gloucestershire.Probable Thayer's Gull Enniskillen Fermanagh; Bonaparte's Gull Larne Antrim; Ross's Gull Ardglass Down.Spanish Sparrow Calshot Hampshire; Ross's Goose Anthorn Cumbria; Spotted Sandpiper Plym Estuary Devon; R-B Goose Turf Devon.Paddyfield Warbler Pagham Marshes West Sussex; Bonaparte's Gull Cardiff Bay Glamorgan; Dark-eyed Junco Hawkhill Inclosure Hampshire.

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LONDON NEWS

18 Golden Plover W at Beddington SF & Curlew S, Mandarin Duck W, Woodcock, 3 Dunlin, & Water Rail under feeders.Canons Farm BARN OWL still 9.25am; park by farmhouse, walk 330yds east then 60yds left at derelict barn to view buildings.Beddington Farm 3.GOOSANDERS flew north mid morning (Woodcock flew over main lake).Bromley-by-Bow: Merlin perched on birch on Abbey Creek island early am, seen off by noisy Ring-necked Parakeet (also a rarity here), Jack Snipe directly below Channelsea Business Centre, c130 Lapwing (1 present on creek, the rest south or west, 7 Skylark over, 7+ Snipe, 14 Redshank, Green Sandpiper, 5 Shelduck on river, c500 Teal, 34 Gadwall, 2 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, 30+ Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, f Sparrowhawk.Staines Reservoir: 1 Great Northern Diver (S.Basin), 2 male, 1 female Smew (S.Basin), 4 Dunlin (along causeway bank), 1 juv. Shag (N.Basin), Goldeneye, Meadow Pipit.82 Avocets. West Thurrock & 16 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Grey Plover & 3 Y-l Gulls.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

UK BIRDING

Lesser Yellowlegs Burnham Somerset; Dark-eyed Junco Hawkhill Inclosure Hampshire.Spanish Sparrow Calshot Hampshire.Parrot Crossbill Black Down West Sussex.Paddyfield Warbler Pagham Harbour West Sussex. Lesser Scaup Slimbridge Gloucestershire, Cosmeston Lakes Glamorgan; Lesser White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes Norfolk.

LONDON NEWS

Walthamstow, Lockwood Reservoir: 2 drake Red-breasted Merganser disturbed by vehicle from drainage dyke north of reservoir early am, flew towards Banbury, 6-8 Goosander (5 f, 1 m and possibly another pair), 8 Goldeneye.Beddington Farm 9.PINTAILS flew SW early a'noon.2w Iceland Gull drifted W over Beddington SF at 12:20.Beddington Farm RUFF on main lake today +CURLEW (2.Dunlins on south lake).Holmethorpe SPs drk.PINTAIL at Mercers West Pit still at 9.45am +CURLEW still +fem.GOLDENEYE still (+2.Shelduck still).

Friday, 3 February 2012

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LONDON NEWS

Crossness: Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Grey Plovers off Golf Centre this morning.Bankside, SE1: Peregrine on tower of Tate Modern, north-facing.Walthamstow Reservoirs (north side): female Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Goosander (2m, 4f), 6 Goldeneye (2m, 4f), 2 Lapwings, 2 Chiffchaffs, c50 Teal.

UK BIRDING

On this day 03-02: rare birds found on this day

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Walthamstow

Sorry no news from walthamstow lately it's to COLD for me.Hoping to do some birding  on the weekend.(Canons farm Black Redstart).

LONDON NEWS

4 1w Little Gulls downriver at Crayford Marshes by 09:30. Beddington Farm 4.Dunlins on main lake still mid morning.WWT LONDON today's sightings: 2 bittern, 270 teal, 3 pintail, jack snipe. 8 Little Gull (all 1st winter) downriver this morning, Spotted Redshank on the foreshore near the yacht club a.m. 6 Grey Plover, 2 Pintail, 7 Curlew, 3 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull 1st winter Little Gull lingering off golf centre around power station outfall.Stockers lake:M&F Smew, Little Egret, Goosander on river. Black Necked Grebe briefly on Bury Lake.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

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UK BIRDING

Desert Wheatear Bempton East Yorkshire.Northern Waterthrush & BW Teal St Mary's Scilly; Lesser Scaup Dozmary Pool Cornwall.Spotted Sandpiper Stanpit Marsh Dorset; Ross's Gull Ardglass Down; Bufflehead Helston Loe Pool Cornwall.Dark-eyed Junco Hawkhill Inclosure Hampshire.Parrot Crossbill Black Down West Sussex.Paddyfield Warbler Pagham Harbour West Sussex; Spanish Sparrow Calshot Hampshire; Lesser Scaup Slimbridge Gloucestershire.On this day 02-01: Nutcracker anyone? Last accepted record was from 1998 in Kent, another now would go down v.well

LONDON NEWS

1w Iceland Gull Rainham Marshes RSPB on Target Pools at 10:10 (HV), 10 Common Shelduck Beddington SF.Cetti's Warbler Beddington SF still & 4 Dunlin.Knot, Spotted Redshank and Water Pipit on Thames foreshore nr Erith Yacht Club at 10:01. IMM GANNET Rainham at stone barges 10 minutes ago.Two 1w Little Gulls downriver at Crayford Marshes at 13:42.