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  • 31st - South Norwood Country Park: 15 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail, 14 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Siskin (JAH)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 3 imm. Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 8 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Siskin, Bullfinch (JAH)
  • 29th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Highlights frm BGBW 2 Siskin, 1 Starling (a rarity here!), 1 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Jays, Coal Tit, 9 Magpies (most numerous species of the day). (JB)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Water Rail, Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 24 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, 3 Siskin (JAH)
  • 28th - Bramley Bank: cock Pheasant (an unusual variant with bold white supercilium). (John Parish).
  • 28th - Farthing Downs: Mistle and song thrush in full song, 11 fieldfare, 6 redwing, 1 skylark over, 3 bullfinches, chaffinch, 2 house sparrows(!). Devilsden Wood, 2 treecreepers, 7 long tailed tits, 1 coal tit calling, 3 dunnock, 1 great spotted and 1 green woodpecker. (David Hayes) pm Farthing Downs - 20+ Redwings, 50+ Goldfinches, 2 Green Woodpeckers, male Kestrel, Stock Dove, singing Goldcrest by car park. Devilsden Wood - Nuthatch and singing Goldcrest. (JB)
  • 28th - New Addington: 1 Skylark, 150+ Jackdaws, 75+ Fieldfares, 20+ Redwings, Kestrel, Stock Dove, Pheasant. (JB)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 17 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Siskin, Reed Bunting collecting nesting material in big reed bed (JAH)
  • 27th - Park Hill Park (am): monthly count, 15 sp including Stock Dove (1), Robin (15), Blackbird (8), Goldcrest (2), Nuthatch (1), Magpie (11), Jay (2). (John Parish)
  • 27th - Lloyd Park.6 Redpoll 2 Goldcrest Pheasant 2 Bullfinch Nuthatch Stock Dove Mistle thrush Redwing (P Phillips)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 17 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Sparrowhawk, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, 7 Siskin (JAH) Little Grebe (PeR).
  • 26th - South Norwood Lake:09:00-10:15hrs, 2 Mute Swan, pair Great Crested Grebe,c30 Coot, 25 Tufted Duck, 7 Cormorant, c60 Black-headed Gull,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, c20 Goldfinch, (John Watson)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 19 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, Siskin (JAH)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 21 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Cormorant, 3 Pheasant, 6 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Fieldfare, 13 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag Goose, 24 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Cormorant, Common Snipe, 6 Common Gull, Stock Dove, Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 7 Siskin (JAH) Water Rail, Kingfisher (both Harrington Rd stream) (PeR).
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 24 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail (Harrington Road), 9 Common Gull, 4 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Jackdaw, 5 Siskin (JAH) m Pheasant, Snipe (PeR).
  • 21st - Castlemaine Avenue, S.Croydon: 07.40: Redpoll over (AJP)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: Sparrowhawk, 17 Common Gull, Kingfisher, Siskin (JAH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 23 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Water Rail (stream by Platform 1), Common Snipe (edge of wetlands), Common Gull, 2 imm. Herring Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Jackdaw, 2 Siskin & a Long-tailed Tit with no tail! (JAH)
  • 19th - South Norwood Lake: 09:30-10-30hrs, pair Mute Swan, pair Great Crested Grebe c20 Tufted Duck, 9 Cormorant,c50 Black-headed Gull,1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 3 House Sparrow, (John Watson)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 21 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Cormorant, 2 Water Rail (one in Harrington Road stream, one calling from big reed bed), 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (over), Kingfisher, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 4 Siskin (JAH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, c20 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Little Grebe, 11 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Jackdaw, 4 Siskin (JAH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake:09:00 10:15hrs, pair Mute Swan, Pair Great Crested Grebe,c60 Black-headed Gull, 40 Tufted Duck,8 Cormorant, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 House Sparrow, (John Watson)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 20 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Common Snipe, 5 Common Gull, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 15 Fieldfare, Redwing, 7 Siskin, Reed Bunting (JAH) Teal (PeR).
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Goose, Teal, 15 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Common Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Nuthatch by Elmers End entrance, 2 Siskin, 8 Lesser Redpoll (JAH) m Pheasant (under feeders) (PeR).
  • 15th - South Croydon: Pair redpoll on niger feeder in Croham Mount. (per JB)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 20 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant (over), Sparrowhawk, 2 displaying Kestrel, Common Snipe in stream at Harrington Road, 6 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 Siskin (JAH)
  • 14th - foxley Wood; Tawny Owl (D W )
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 23 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail, 16 Lesser Redpoll (JAH)
  • 14th - Shirley Park Golf Course: monthly count, am, 26sp including Sparrowhawk (1), Stock Dove (3), Green Woodpecker (2), G S Woodpecker (7), Robin (21), Blackbird (26), Song Thrush (10), Redwing (16), Mistle Thrush (2), Goldcrest (1), Nuthatch (2). (John Parish).
  • 13th - South Norwood Lake:09:00-10:30hrs, pair Mute Swan,pair Great Crested Grebe, 35 Tufted Duck, 40 Coot, 4 Cormorant, c100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Nuthatch, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 30 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 6 House Sparrow, (John Watson)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 20 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, 2 Siskin, 13 Lesser Redpoll (JAH)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 20 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, Common Snipe (flew from big reed bed), 4 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 5 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, 9 Siskin (JAH) 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Jackdaw (over) (PeR).
  • 11th - Purley Beeches: Tawny Owl hooting at 18.15. (JB)
  • 11th - Kings Road se25 13:30hrs 2m Siskin on feeders in garden (John Watson)
  • 11th - Addington Hills: monthly count, am, 22sp including Stock Dove (2), Green Woodpecker (1), G S Woodpecker (5), Robin (25), Fieldfare (1), Song Thrush (4), Redwing (42), Goldcrest (5), Coal Tit (7), Nuthatch (3), Treecreeper (2), Jay (10). (John Parish).
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 17 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, 10 singing Song Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll (JAH)
  • 10th - Riddlesdown: 4 Bullfinch, 30+ Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, plus usuals suspects. Peregrine reported seen this morning by Sarah, the Warden. (Gill Flinn)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 11 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 10 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Coal Tit, 3 Siskin (JAH) 6 Tufted Duck, 2m Pheasant, 2 Jackdaw (on Island), (PeR).
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Teal (circled lake at least eight times), 12 Shoveler, Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck, 3 Pheasant, Little Grebe, 14 Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 21 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, Coal Tit, Nuthatch calling from cemetery - a rarity here!, 6 Siskin, Bullfinch (JAH) Water Rail (Platform 1 stream)(PeR).
  • 8th - Warlingham: 1 Redpoll feeding on Niger with Goldfinches. 30 + Fieldfare.20 + Redwing. Peregrine Falcon harrassing feral pigeon flock (now one short!).Fem.Sparrowhawk.4 Mistle Thrush.2 jay.200 Wood Pigeon.Nuthatch .4 G.S.Woodpecker. 30 +Goldfinch flock. 1 Marsh tit. (MJN)
  • 8th - Farthing Downs: All the usual plus up to 20 redwings, 5 fieldfares, 2 skylarks over, a flock of 25 plus goldfinches, 2 linnets over, 6 starlings, 1 goldcrest, 2 treecreepers in Devildsden Wood, 2 nuthatch also, 5 bullfinch in a loose flock, 1 kestrel, over 50 herring gulls over and 1 common, 3 green woodpeckers, 1 G S Woodpecker also, 1 coal tit, 6 long tailed tits, 1 mistle thrush and 2 song thrushes in full song. (David Hayes)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 50 species: 4 Greylag Goose, Teal, 11 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Siskin. (Also seen: Water Rail, male Blackcap) (JAH)
  • 7th - Stambourne Woodland Walk, SE19 (11.30am): 24 species, incl. fem Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatches, 6 Redwings, c25 Redpolls (Gavin Hawgood)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, 2 Jackdaw, 6 Siskin (JAH) Grey Wagtail (PeR)
  • 7th - Kings Wood, Sanderstead: c50 Redpolls mainly Lesser Redpoll but a couple of Mealy Redpoll noted before the flock took off, 1 Marsh Tit, male Bullfinch, Goldcrest (JB)
  • 6th - Lloyd Park: monthly count (am), 29 sp including Sparrowhawk (1), Kestrel (2), Green Woodpecker (2), G S Woodpecker (10), Robin (25), Blackbird (43), Redwing (88), Song Thrush (9), Chaffinch (25), Bullfinch (2). (John Parish)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: Pochard, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Siskin, 7 Lesser Redpoll (JAH) Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Fieldfare (PeR).
  • 5th - Chepstow Rise: Female Blackcap in garden flock with Long-tailed, Coal, Blue and Great Tits. (John Parish)
  • 5th - South Norwood Lake (10.30am): pair of Bullfinches, 2 Redwings (Gavin Hawgood)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: 29 Shoveler, Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Common Gull, Fieldfare, Siskin (JAH) Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Wagtail (PeR).
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 imm. Herring Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Lesser Redpoll (JAH)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 1300hrs, 2 Cormorant, 5 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, Fieldfare, 2 Goldfinch, (PeR).
  • 3rd - South Norwood Lake: 09:00-10:30hrs, pair Mute Swan, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1, c120 Black-headed Gull, 1 imm Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 House Sparrow, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • 2nd - Sanderstead to Central Croydon: walked in between 07.10 and 08.00: nearly always within earshot of at least one singing Song Thrush for the whole journey. JB
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake:09:00-10-45hrs, pair Mute Swan, pair Great Crested Grebe (displaying) 20 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, c60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 imm Herring Gull, 12 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Jay, House Sparrow, (John Watson & Gavin Hawgood)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: Teal, 14 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, Water Rail, Common Snipe, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 10+ Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Jackdaw, 2 Siskin (JAH)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake (10.30 - 12.00): fem Pochard, male Shoveler, 2x Common Gull, fem Green Woodpecker, 4 Gt Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 6 Redwing, 5 L Redpoll, male Bullfinch (Gavin Hawgood)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: Teal, Pochard, 2 Common Snipe, Grey Wagtail, Redwing, 2 Siskin, 7 Lesser Redpoll (JAH)
  • 1st - Sanderstead to Riddlesdown: To kick start the year I set off from home to Riddlesdown at first light. Highlights included a Redpoll flying over Church Way at 08.00, Stock Dove 'singing' in Sanderstead Plantation, Stonechat, 3+ Skylarks and 5+ Meadow Pipts on Riddlesdown with scores of gulls (Black-headed, Herring, Great and Lesser Black-back) drifting along the valley. 13.30 female Sparrowhawk over Briton Hill Road, mobbed by Herring Gull, then a Great Spotted Woodpecker enjoying a shower in the rain!.(JB)

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