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28th - Cold weather movement in Croydon today. Admin

  • 28th - Lloyd Park: 1 Lapwing at 15:00 stayed for 5 minutes until chased off by a dog.(Graham Guerin by email)
  • 28th - Coulsdon Area:New Hill: 2 Golden Plover, 10 Lapwing, 40 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing. (John Lawrence)
  • 28th - Kenley Aerodrome: 1 Lapwing. (Phil Thornton)
  • 28th - Wandle Park: 2 Lapwing, c10 Fieldfares, Redwings, Starlings, 1 Jackdaw. (Sue Henning)
  • 28th - Purley Way: 20 Golden Plover and 40 Lapwing over. (London Birders)
  • 28th - Norbury SW16: 4 male and 2 female blackbirds feeding on fallen apples and scrapping with 2 Fieldfares. 2 Redwings happily feeding alongside (SEC)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Lapwings flew over c11.00 (Brian Russell) Snipe beside the lake near Elmers End Rd until chased away by a rat, pair of Bullfinches (John Kirby by email)
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    Lapwing at Duppas Hill Park by Simon Harris

  • 28th - Queen's Rd Cemetery (Thornton Heath) (1.20-2.40pm): 20 species incl Common Gull (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1-drumming), Meadow Pipit (1), Fieldfare (4), Redwing (2) & Jay (1) (GH)
  • 28th - Duppas Hill Park - 11+ Lapwing feeding on lower football pitches along with 10+ Fieldfare and 2 Mistle Thrush, Redwings and Starling. (SH)
  • 28th - New Addington (Birch Wood) (12pm): Common Buzzard heard mewing overhead (Michael Hampton per GH)
  • 28th - Riddlesdown: 1 singing Stock Dove, 1 Meadow Pipit, Fieldfares heard.(JB)
  • 28th - South Norwood Lake (08:00:09:15) 80% of Lake frozen, 25 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 25 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 35 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1imm Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 25 Redwing, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 27th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Male Blackcap in garden. Also Stock Dove. (JB)
  • 27th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:15) 2 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 22 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 23 Coot, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, c40 Redwing, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 50 species: Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose, 6 Shoveler, Pochard, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 9 Lapwing (2 on Moat Field, 7 on Arena pitch), 11 Common Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 19 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch.. (JAH)
  • 26th Wandle Park: 17 species: 10+ Mallard, Moorhen, 15 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail. (SH)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose, 8 Shoveler, Pochard (f), 6 Water Rail (3 seen), Lapwing over, Snipe, 4 Common Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 3 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 25th - Ashburton Park: 70+ Redwing. (Lesley Gadsden)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, 16 Greenfinch. (JAH)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose, 18 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 6 Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 8 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Redpoll. (JAH)
  • 22nd - Addington GC: 3 Red Kites circling overhead. (David Gough per email)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:15) 21 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 20 Mallard, 3m/1f Shoveler, 27 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 26 Coot, 27 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 25 Redwing, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 8 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 13 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail (2 seen), 4 Common Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 10 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 38 Fieldfare, 85 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:15) 19 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 22 Mallard, 3m/1f Shoveler, 30 Tufted Duck, pair +1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, c30 Redwong Thrush, 25ings, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 21st - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (8am): Pair of Egyptian Geese very low NW (to SNL?) (GH)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 4 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 20th - Chepstow Rise: Male Blackbird in garden carrying nest material. (John Parish)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 25 Canada Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 21 Mallard, 2m Shoveler, 32 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 18 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 drumming), 2 Song Thrush, 21 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 8 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 8 Egyptian Goose, 5 Water Rail, Mistle Thrush. (JAH)
  • 19th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): About 11am a Crow seen in the middle of dispatching a Ring-necked Parakeet in a large conifer. Victim fell to ground and the crow then tried, unsuccessfully, to carry it off. (JB)
  • 19th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (2pm): 1f Kestrel in garden sycamore & pair of Mistle Thrushes flying/calling low NW over rooftops (GH)
  • 19th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:15) 21 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 2m/1f Shoveler, 31 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 26 Coot, 23 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 pairs of Robin nest building, 3 Song Thrush, c30 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 5 House Sparrow, 9 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 18th - Shirley (Freshfields) (am): 1m Lesser Redpoll briefly feeding on sunflower hearts in garden (1st record ever) (Sheila Mason per GH)
  • 18th - Farthing Downs: 1 Yellowhammer in song, 1 Skylark also in song, at least 4 Dunnock also on Spring manoeuvres, 1 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest, at least 15 Redwing, mixed flock of Corvid at least 25 strong, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Chaffinch in song, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Long Tailed Tit. (DH)
  • 18th - Devilsden Wood. 1 Stock Dove in song, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch. (DH)
  • 18th - Wandle Park: WeBS count. 5 Mallard, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 15+ Redwing (several singing), Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Stock Dove sin , 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Doveging, 30+ Starling, 60+ Carrion Crow (one at nest). (JB)
  • 18th - Waddon Ponds: WeBS count 09:00-09:30. 2 Mute Swan, 32 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 15 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 13 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 92 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Goldcrest singing, 1 Nuthatch. (JB)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park Includes WeBS count: 36 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 20 Mallard, 18 Shoveler, 22 Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail, 13 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 92 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 9 Stock Dove, 9 Collared Dove, 3 Kestrel, 4 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 22 Fieldfare, 45 Redwing, 49 Dunnock, Bullfinch, 22 Greenfinch, Redpoll. (JAH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake (08:00:09:15) 17 Canada Geese, 22 Mallard, 29 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 50+ Redwing, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 17th - Littleheath Wood: 1 Buzzard. (Shirley Shephard)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: Greylag Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 28 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 36 Fieldfare, 43 Redwing, 12 Greenfinch. (JAH/PP)
  • 17th - South Norwood Lake (08:00:09:15) 21 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 21 Mallard, 1m/1f Shoveler, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 25 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 2 Song Thrush, 18 Redwing, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 7 House Sparrow, 9 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 16th - Sanderstead Plantation: Sparrowhawk. (Julie J per Twitter)
  • 15th - Selsdon (off Farley Rd): 12.45pm 1 Red Kite (SEC)
  • 14th - Lower Addiscombe Rd (12pm): early-singing Dunnock near Addiscombe tramstop (GH)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 6 Water Rail, 3 Kestrel, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 14th - Frimley Close, New Addington: 1 Grey Heron flying around and landed on a rooftop.
  • 13th - SW16 (garden): 1 Fieldfare ( present most of day), 1 Redwing, 2 Jays and several Ring -necked Parakeet including one which sat on fence under shelter of shed gutter for about 4 hours this am (SEC)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 6 Egyptian Goose, 26 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 23 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, Redpoll. (JAH)
  • 11th - South Norwood Lake (08:00:09:30) 25 Canada Goose, 20 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Moorhen, 20 Coot, c70 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 20+ Redwing, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 House Sparrow, 15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 3 Kestrel, Siskin. (JAH)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: Water Rail, Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH/PP)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Water Rail, Bullfinch, 16 Greenfinch, 8 Siskin. (JAH)
  • 9th - Addiscombe Road: (09:34) Sparrowhawk drifting towards Sandilands.(Rob Wyllie).
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake (08:00:09:15) 30% of Lake frozen, 28 Canada Goose, 21 Mallard, 1m1f Shoveler, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 17 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 30 Black Headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 30+ Redwing, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 7 House Sparrow, 3 singing Chaffinch, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: Greylag Goose, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 6th - South Norwood (Kings Road) (13:45) 1m Kestrel, 15 Redwing, (JW)
  • 6th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:15) 2 Mute Swan (over N/NW), 25 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 23 Mallard, 1m/1f Shoveler, 20 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 19 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 drumming), 3 singing Song Thrush, 50+ Redwing, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 6 House Sparrow, 30+ Goldfinch (JW)
  • 6th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (1.15pm): Common Buzzard circling low overhead, then gaining height/speed drifting S; female Kestrel hunting over rlwy land (1.45pm) (GH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Egyptian Goose, 12 Shoveler, 7 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 18 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch, 10 Greenfinch, Siskin. (JAH) 12:15 Little Egret (JFK)
  • 5th - Park Hill Junior School (16:45): 18 Magpies on the playing field (John Parish)
  • 5th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (3pm): Grey Heron medium high NW (>SNL?) (GH)
  • 5th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 1m/1f Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (displaying), 2 Cormorant, 18 Moorhen, 22 Coot, c100 Black-headed Gull, 2 imm Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 4 Song Thrush (3 singing), 50+ Redwing, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 House Sparrow, 1 singing Chaffinch, c40 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: Common Buzzard, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Mute Swan, Sparrowhawk. (JAH)
  • 4th - Coulsdon (Mead Way): 200+ Jackdaws circling around (often in pairs within large flocks), Bullfinch over. (JB)
  • 4th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (2pm): 3 Canada Geese low NW, 1f Sparrowhawk drifting very high SW & mobbed by crow, 1m Kestrel tree-height NW through Gdns (GH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:15) 26 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 26 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 21 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 35 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 12imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Song Thrush, c50 Redwing, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 6 House Sparrow, 20+ Goldfinch (JW)
  • 3rd - Duppas Hill Park: 19 species including 3 Egyptian geese on the upper playing field, 1 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 70+ Black-headed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long Tailed Tit, 20+ Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush and 10+ House Sparrow (SH)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 23 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 12 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Fieldfare, 29 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Siskin. (JAH/PP)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 2 Mute Swan, 28 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 19 Mallard, 1m/1f Shoveler, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 25 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 30+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 House Sparrow, 11 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: 5 Mute Swan. (JAH)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, Teal, 16 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 13 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin. (JAH)