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  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, imm. Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 3 Swallow, Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Linnet, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 29th - South Norwood Lake (09:00-10:50hrs): Red-legged Partridge (taking bread on pathway! 1st ever SNL record), 22 Tufted Duck, Mallard (with brood of 6), pair Great Crested Grebe, 3 imm Herring Gull, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Song Thrush (4 singing), 3 pair Long-tailed Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 12 Blackcap, 13 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Cormorant over, Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler, Jackdaw, 2 Reed Bunting (JAH) Reed Warbler (London Birders - Steven Robinson) Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, pr Linnet (London Birders - Martin Stevens).
  • 28th - Farthing Downs: 1 lesser whitethroat, 1 whitethroat, 5 blackcaps in song, 2 willow warblers in song, 2 chiffchaff, 2 skylark, 5 linnet, 2 bullfinch, 2 yellowhammer, 2 swallows, 1 sparrowhawk, 1 kestrel, 1 goldcrest, nuthatch, 2 long tailed tit, 2 coal tit, plus usuals made for a very heartening morning after an endlessly bleak winter, (David Hayes)
  • 28th - South Norwood Lake (09:00-11:00hrs): 20 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest), 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 imm Herring Gull, 10:35hrs Common Buzzard (flying low E), 2 Collared Dove, 4 Green Woodpecker, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker (3 drumming), 4 singing Song Thrush, Nuthatch, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jackdaw, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Swallow, 9 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat (first for this spring), Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: Tree Pipit in full song, Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 14 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Jackdaw, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 27th - Waddon Ponds: Male Whitethroat singing, Grey Heron, (Ernie Thomason)
  • 27th - Millers Pond: 2 Male Mandrian Ducks (Ernie Thomason)
  • 27th - Park Hill (Park Rangers yard): Pair of Jays, Male Blackcap singing (Ernie Thomason)
  • 27th - South Norwood CP: 2 Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3 Swallow, 2 Swift, 2 Linnet (London Birders - Gavin Horsley, Steven Robinson) Also: 3 Great Black-backed Gull low over park, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Mistle Thrush (JAH)
  • 27th - South Norwood Lake (09:00-10:30hrs): 24 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest - 3 eggs), 1f Sparrowhawk, 4 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, pair Goldcrest, pair Song Thrush + 4 singing, Nuthatch, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jackdaw, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 pair + 8 singing Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, c12 Swallow (over lake), House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 27th - Lloyd Park: Red Kite, low (150 feet)east 08.30; as I watched it fly into the distance it joined two further Kites; all three lingered a while probably over Park Hill Recreation Ground. Crows and RN Parakeets got a little worked up. Also 2 Greylag Geese circling low over Lloyd Park. Not a bad trip to fetch the newspaper!(AJP)
  • 26th - South Norwood Lake: (09:00-10:30hrs) 22 Tufted Duck Great Crested Grebe(on nest) 2 imm Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 3 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker(2 drumming) 4 Song Thrush (3 singing)1 Mistle Thrush (being mobbed by 2 Carrion Crow) 8 Swallows, 1 Nuthatch, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jackdaw (over) 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, Greenfinch Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 3 Swift, 40-50 Sand Martin, Swallow & House Martin, Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Coal Tit, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 25th - Kenley: Red Kite going South over Cullesden Rd at 17:55. (Dave Warren)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 (8 over) Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 3 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, pair Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 25th - South Norwood Lake (mid pm): 33 species, incl pair Gt Crested Grebe (on nest - 2 eggs), 3 imm Herring Gull, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Gt Spotted Woodpecker, pair Long-tailed Tit, 4/5 singing/calling Chiffchaff, 6 singing Blackcap, 2 Pied Wagtail (over) (GH)
  • 25th - East Croydon: Common Buzzard soaring over E. Croydon at 09:15 - harassed by passing Herring Gull. Seen from Canning Rd (D.West)
  • 25th - Riddlesdown: 3 Wheatears, 18+ Skylarks, 10+ Chiffchaffs, 3 Whitethroats, 4 Stock Doves, Mistle Thrush with food, Heron over. (JB)
  • 25th - Park Hill (Park Ranger Yard) 1 Willow Warbler singing, pair of Jays building nest (Ernie Thomason)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, Common Sandpiper, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mistle Thrush, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, Linnet, Reed Bunting. Female Common Redstart reported early a.m.(JAH)5 Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Whitethroat inc. 3pr, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1m Reed Bunting, Swallow, 4 Kestrel (Martin Stevens)(per London Birders)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Lake (early pm): 32 species, incl pair Gt Crested Grebe (on nest), 2 separate female Sparrowhawk sightings, 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Gt Spotted Woodpecker (heard), 5 Chiffchaff (singing), 3 Blackcap (singing), 1 Willow Warbler (calling), 2 Pied Wagtail (GH)
  • 23rd - Pollards Hill South: Blackcap singing in garden(MJN)
  • 22nd - Pollards Hill South-2 Swallows over house going N (MJN)
  • 22nd - Farthing Downs: 2 Wheatears, 2 Skylarks singing, pair Stock Doves, Willow Warbler, several Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, 60+ Jackdaws. (JB)
  • 22nd - Coulsdon: Sparrowhawk over Mead Way. (JB)
  • 22nd - Chipstead Valley Road, PM: Sparrowhawk. (David Hayes)
  • 21st - Chepstow Rise: female Common Redstart in communal gardens at 08:00 (John Parish)
  • 21st - Pittville Gardens, South Norwood: Female Sparrowhawk circling/displaying overhead (1pm), female Kestrel flying SW (4pm) & Grey Heron high flying N (6.30pm) (GH)
  • 21st - Farthing Downs: BBS survey results included 1 linnet, 5 yellowhammers, 3 goldfinch, 4 greenfinch, 1 great spotted woodpecker, 2 chiffchaffs, 1 blackcap, 1 nuthatch, 1 willow warbler plus usuals. (David Hayes)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (09:00-10:45hrs) 32 Tufted Duck, 2m Shoveler, pair+ 1 Great Crested Grebe, 13imm Herring Gull, 2 Cormorant, 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Stock Dove (calling), 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 2 singing Song Thrush, 3 pair Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, pair + 5/6 Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 21st - South Norwood CP: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 ad. + 4 imm. Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Wheatear in Arena by sand pit, 11 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, Coal Tit, 7 Jay together, pair Reed Bunting (JAH) 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 3 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Wheatear reported earlier (London Bird Club - Steven Robinson)
  • 20th - Pollards Hill South: Three singing Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw,12 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (MJN)
  • 20th - Sanderstead: Blue Tits building nests at two sites in Briton Hill Road - one in hole in wall (old overflow pipe) of one house and one in gap at end of verandah in neighbouring house! Who needs nest boxes? (JB)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake (9.00-10.45): 26 Tufted Duck, Canada Goose (on nest 6 eggs), pair + 1 Great Crested Grebe, 11 imm Herring Gull, 5 Green Woodpecker (including group of 3), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Song Thrush, 4 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 singing Coal Tit, Nuthatch, c70 Carrion Crow (on playing fields), pair Jay, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, pair Greenfinch + 4, Goldfinch, House Sparrow (JW/GH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, 4 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Peregrine, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Sedge Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 6 Jay, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 19th - Croydon: Sparrowhawk near Friends Road. (JB)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 imm. Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler (JAH)
  • 19th - Lloyd Park: Red Kite over at 17:45, headed off west (London Bird Club - Graeme Spinks) Yet another kite this year - getting to be a record year and we haven't even reached the peak period of May/June (JB)
  • 19th - South Norwood Lake (9.00-10.45): 23 Tufted Duck, pair + 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Song Thrush, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, pair Jay, pair Collared Dove, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Blackcap (5 singing), 5 singing Chiffchaff, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 singing Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Sand Martin, Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warbler and a slightly dodgy Common Redstart (JAH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake (09.00-10.30): 23 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (nest building), 1 Cormorant, 10imm Herring Gull, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Song Thrush, 3 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, pair Blackcap + 3 singing, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Collared Dove, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch (JW/GH)
  • 17th - Whitehorse Meadow, South Norwood (late am): 1 hour watch produced 21 species, incl 1 calling Chiffchaff & 1 singing Blackcap (GH)
  • 17th - Waddon Ponds: WeBS count - 49 Coots (7 nests), 21 Canada Geese (2 nests), 3 Little Grebes, 8 Tufted Ducks, 13 Mallards, 4 Moorhens, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler, 48+ Feral Pigeons, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay. (JB)
  • 17th - Wandle Park: WeBS count - 1 Grey Wagtail, but NO wildfowl or gulls! Blackcap singing near tramstop, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpies with nest material. (JB)
  • 17th - South Croydon: Sparrowhawk near Aberdeen Road. (JB)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, 2 Reed Bunting (JAH) 2 singing Whitethroats and a Reed Warbler, pair of Stock Doves. (JB)
  • 17th - South Croydon (Purley Downs Road): Wood Warbler and Willow Warbler (Diane and Roger Tarran)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake (1-2.30pm): 36 species, incl 1 Cormorant, pair Gt Crested Grebe bonding/mock nest-building, 12+imm Herring Gull, 1ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Gt Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 5/6 singing Chiffchaff, 4 singing Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Pied Wagtail (GH)
  • 16th - Queen's Road Cemetery, Thornton Heath (late am): 22 species, incl 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jackdaw (over), 3 Coal Tit, pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 singing Song Thrush, 2 singing Dunnock (GH)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: Skylark, 2 Redpoll (JAH)
  • 15th - St Andrews Road, Coulsdon, 7.00am: 1 Willow Warbler in song in back garden. (David Hayes)
  • 15th - Pittville Gardens, South Norwood (11am): cracking-looking Willow Warbler feeding avidly on sycamore buds (pollen/nectar?) for at least 10mins, accompanied by singing Blackcap & Goldcrest (GH)
  • 15th - Pollards Hill South (10.10):Singing Willow Warbler in garden willow! (MJN)
  • 15th - Virginia Road Thornton Heath : Chiffchaff in back garden feeding on the grass and in the plum tree. (TO)
  • 14th - South Norwood Lake (1-2.30pm): 34 species, incl 1 Egyptian Goose, pair Gt Crested Grebe, 2ad/12+imm Herring Gull, 1ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Gt Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow (over S), 5 singing Chiffchaff, 1f Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 3 singing Song Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail (nb NO Black-headed or Common Gull, nor Redwing/Fieldfare seen)(GH)
  • 14th - Pittville Gardens, South Norwood (11am): Female Kestrel low S over house (GH)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 male Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard drifting around above the lake between 10.35-10.43am, Snipe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, imm. Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 4 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Jackdaw, 2 Linnet, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 13th - Farthing Downs: 1 stock dove singing (?),1 red kite over, 3 linnets, 1 yellowhammer, 2 skylarks in song, 5 greenfinch, 1 nuthatch, 1 green woodpecker, 2 redpoll over, 3 siskin over, 2 chiffchaff singing, 1 treecreeper singing but couldn't find it, frustratingly, plus usuals. (David Hayes)
  • 13th - South Norwood Lake (1-2.30pm): 33 species, incl 1 Cormorant, single ad Black-headed Gull, 1 Collared Dove, <12 Redwing, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Swallow (over lake, then flew S), 4/5 singing Chiffchaff, 1 singing Blackcap, 2 Pied Wagtail (GH)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 50 species: Common Buzzard circling high above lake at 11.10am, 3 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, House Martin (JAH)
  • 13th - South Norwood Lake: (09:00-10:30hrs) pair Great Crested Grebe, 1f Pochard, 38 Tufted Duck, 3imm Herring Gull, 1imm Common Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 3singing Song Thrush, 3pair Long-tailed Tit, pair Nuthatch(at nest hole) 4singing Chiffchaff, pair Blackcap, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Mute Swan, 8 Shoveler, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 2 imm. Herring Gull, 4 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Swallow, Redwing, Goldcrest, 2 Linnet (JAH)
  • 11th - Kings Road se25 (13:25hrs) Common Snipe over S/SE John Watson
  • 11th - South Norwood Lake: (09:00-10-45hrs) 1 Egyptian Goose, Canada Goose (on nest 4 eggs), pair Great Crested Grebe, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1f Kestrel, 3imm Black-headed Gull, 1ad/1imm Common Gull, 2imm Herring Gull, 1ad Lesser Black-backed Gull (on playing fields), 1 Collared Dove, 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 2 Pied Wagtail, c10 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 4/5 pair Long Tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, pair Nuthatch, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch (JW/GH)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, 5 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 imm. Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Swallow, Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 5+ Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Linnet, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 10th - Lloyd Park: pair Lesser Redpoll. (John Parish)
  • 10th - South Norwood Lake: (09:00-10:45hrs) 26 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 7 Black-headed Gull, 5imm/4ad Common Gull, 4imm Herring Gull, pair Collared Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 singing Dunnock + pair nest building, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush + 3 singing, pair Goldcrest, 5 singing Chiffchaff, 1 singing Blackcap, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow, 3 pair Long-tailed Tit, pair Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Mute Swan, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail calling from wetlands, Snipe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 male Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Brambling in Scrub near big ash tree, 8 Linnet, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 7 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 23 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Linnet, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 9th - South Norwood Lake (early pm): brief tour of lake itself produced c30 species incl pair Gt Crested Grebe, only c20 Black-headed Gull, 2ad/1imm Common Gull, 1ad/8imm Herring Gull, pair v. noisy Great Black-backed Gull (high >NE), pair Gt Spotted Woodpecker, pair Goldcrest, 1 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail (GH)
  • 9th - Stambourne Woodland Walk, Upper Norwood (late am): 25 species, incl 2 Canada Goose (over!), 2 Black-headed Gull (over), 2 Herring Gull (over), 2 Gt Spotted Woodpecker, pair Jay, 3 pair Goldcrest (1 nest-building), 2 Coal Tit, 2 pair Log-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 6 singing Blackbird, 1 singing Dunnock (GH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake (early pm): 32 species incl pair Gt Crested Grebe, <65 Black-headed Gull, 2 ad Common Gull, 2 ad/13 imm Herring Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, pair + 1 Gt Spotted Woodpecker, pair Goldcrest, 3 pair Long-tailed Tit, 4 Chiffchaff (2 singing, 1 calling), <10 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail (GH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 34 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Chifchaff, 2 Redpoll (JAH)
  • 7th - Kenley Common: Woodcock (John Morris).
  • 7th - Sanderstead: Redpoll over Briton Hill Road. (JB)
  • 7th - Millers Pond: Male and Female Mandrian Duck (Ernie Thomason).
  • 7th - Farthing Downs: 1 linnet over, 1 meadow pipit over, 2 siskin still, 2 dunnock singing, 3 long tailed tits, 2 nuthatch full of spring fever, plus usuals. 1st recce of my allocated woodcock survey site flushed one bird - not in Croydon though. (David Hayes)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 8 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Snipe, 4 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 29 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, singing Chiffchaff (JAH)
  • 6th - Farthing Downs: 1 singing skylark, 15 strong flock of starlings over, 2 siskin, 6 goldfinch, 1 yellowhammer, 2 great spotted woodpecker drumming, 1 green woodpecker, 1 nuthatch, 1 buzzard over. (David Hayes)
  • 6th - South Norwood Lake (early pm): 35 species incl Little Grebe, pair Gt Crested Grebe, <90 Black-headed Gull, 3 ad Common Gull, 2 ad/6 imm Herring Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Gt Spotted Woodpecker, pair Goldcrest, 3 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 (poss 2) newly-arrived Chiffchaff, <10 Redwing (GH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Lake (3.30pm): Great crested grebe (pair), one goldcrest, goldfinch, several blue tits, cormorant and a nest full of young (? what) (SEC)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Shoveler, 7 Pheasant, Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Snipe, 13 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 24 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Linnet (JAH)
  • 5th - South Norwood Lake (late afternoon): v. brief walk round lake produced 32 species, incl 1 Cormorant, pair Great Crested Grebe, c50 Black-headed Gull, 5ad/1imm Common Gull, 1imm Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (over), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 5 Redwing, 2 singing Blackbird (delightful!), 1 Song Thrush, 2 singing Dunnock (GH)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: 9 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, 14 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull. 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 14 Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, Chiffchaff, 2 Jackdaw, 22 Goldfinch (JAH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Lake: (09:00-10:30hrs) 7 Greylag Goose, 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, c40 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1imm Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c20 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, pair Nuthatch, pair Pied Wagtail, pair Jackdaw, 4 House Sparrow + group of 8, pair Goldcrest, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 8 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 3 Snipe, 11 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 12 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin (JAH)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Lake: (09:00-10:30hrs) 32 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1f Kestrel, c60 Black-headed Gull, 6 ad/1imm Common Gull, 1imm Herring Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 singing Dunnock, c12 Redwing, c10 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, pair Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 2 House Sparrow, 3 singing Chaffinch, c10 Greenfinch, c20 Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Snipe, 10 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 adult + 13 imm. Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 17 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest (JAH)
  • 2nd-Pollards Hill South:Fem. Sparrowhawk being chased by Carrion Crow & A GOLDFINCH!! (MJN)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake: 30 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1fem Sparrowhawk, c60 Black-headed Gull, 4imm Herring Gull, 2ad 3imm Common Gull, pair Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c6 singing Dunnock, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, Goldcrest, c15 Long-tailed Tit (3 pairs nest building), pair Nuthatch, Jay, 2 House Sparrow, c10 Chaffinch (4 singing), c6 Greenfinch, c15 Goldfinch (JW/GH)
  • 2nd - Goat House Bridge SE25 1fem Sparrowhawk, (JW)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Peregrine, Snipe, 57 Black-headed Gull, 13 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult + 5 imm. Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 50 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Jackdaw, 4 Siskin, 2 Linnet. Also reported: Water Rail, Mistle Thrush (JAH)
  • 1st - Upper Norwood: 18 Waxwings in trees in Telford Close and feeding on few remaining berries behind flats on St Aubyn's Road @ 13:50 but not there at 17:10. (London Bird Club)