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  • 31st - South Norwood Lake 08:45:10:30hrs: 31 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, pair Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Dunnock, c60 Redwing (on playing fields), 3 Song Thrush (2 singing), 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Jay, 4 Chaffinch (1 singing) (JW)
  • 31st - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 7 Shoveler, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk reported, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, Snipe, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 16 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 10 Greylag Goose, Teal, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant over, Kestrel, Water Rail, Snipe, Common Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 3 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH) c250 Feral Pigeons flew SW (JB)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Kestrel, Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, 5 Collared Dove, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, female Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 27th - Kenley Common: 30 Jackdaw, 5 Collared Dove, 4 Robin, 9 Blue Tit, 31 Woodpigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Magpie, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 25 Goldfinch, 12 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, 11 Carrion Crow, 1 Common Gull, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Coal Tit and 7 Ring-necked Parakeets (John Morris)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: Mute Swan, 71 Canada Goose, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Redwing, Goldcrest. Reed Bunting reported. (JAH)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: Kingfisher, 3 Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 25th - Chepstow Rise: Great Black-backed Gull over. (John Parish)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 1 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant over, Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Snipe flew from big reed bed, 8 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Collared Dove, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 44+ Magpie. (JAH)
  • 25th - Sanderstead, Briton Hill Road: Big Garden Bird Watch results - 10 Redwing, 4 Blackbird, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Carrion Crow, 4 Feral Pigeon, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Dunnock, 1 Magpie, 1 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Jay, 1 Wren. The flyover Herring Gull didn't count. (JB)
  • 24th - Kenley Common: 4 House Sparrow, 3 Robin, 1 Collared Dove, 13 Blue Tit, 11 Carrion Crow, 37 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Great Tit ,6 Blackbird, 30 Goldfinch, 40 Starling, 60 Redwing, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, 5 Long-tailed Tit , 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Black-headed Gull. (John Morris)
  • 24th - Waddon Ponds: 3 Little Grebes, 35 Canada Geese incl 5261277, 45 Black-headed Gulls incl XN31, 13 Tufted Ducks, 1 Jackdaw over. (JB)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Chiffchaff. Sadly one of the Swans was killed in a freak accident yesterday. (JAH)
  • 23rd - Croydon: Pied Wagtail roost in North End now up to about 50 birds. (Ashley Haworth-Roberts)
  • 23rd - Riddlesdown: 17:10 all quiet behind Atwood School apart from about 25 Magpies and a few Crows roosting and then 250+ Jackdaws arrived to roost bringing a cacophony of sound with them! Nothing like to 2000+ over Beddington SF going to roost on Mitcham Common, but still memorable. (JB)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Lake: (08:45:10:00hrs) 34 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, c100 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 2 singing Song Thrush, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Jackdaw (over), 3 Jay, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 4 Fieldfare, 54 Redwing, a staggering 81 (a site record) Magpie in poplar trees by Platform 4 at 7.30am, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, 14 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Lake: (08:45:10:30hrs) 52 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Song Thrush, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, group of 18 Magpies in Oak tree, 4 Jay, 12 Goldfinch, 2 House Sparrow,(JW)
  • 21st - Croydon: approx. 40 Pied Wagtails roosting in North End. (JB)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (08:45-10-15hrs) 2m Pochard, 38 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, c70 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Dunnock, c40 Redwing, 2 singing Song Thrush, c12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 20th - Waddon Ponds: 37 Canada Goose inc BTO5261277, 1 Egyptian Goose, 22 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebes, 7 Moorhen, 57 Coot, 47 Black-headed Gulls inc VBA, XN31, ST246.356 and one metal ring not read fully, 2 Common Gulls. (DW)
  • 20th - South Croydon: Chiffchaff having a bath in back garden late afternoon (Jack.B)
  • 20th - Pollards Hill South: Great spot drumming, 2 Green Wood, 6 Jackdaw,1 Nuthatch,6 House Sparrow, 1 singing Blackbird,1 singing Song Thrush (MJN)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 11 Greylag Goose, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, 2 Jackdaw (JAH)
    Pied Wags North End Jan 2014

    Pied Wagtails roosting in Croydon. Jan 20th 2014. Ashley Haworth-Roberts

  • 20th - Central Croydon: around 20 Pied Wagtails shortly after midnight this morning, roosting in the two trees either side of the telephone boxes near Debenhams. (Ashley Haworth-Roberts)
  • 19th - Hutchinsons Bank: 5 Common Buzzards circling together high overhead soon after noon, calling occasionally. After a few minutes, the whole group drifted off southeast. 10 minutes later three individuals (presumably part of initial group) drifted overhead again and disappeared to the northwest. (John Parish & Ted Forsyth) This is the highest count for Croydon. (Ed)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, Cormorant, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail calling, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Stock Dove, Kingfisher, 7 Fieldfare, 13 Song Thrush singing in territories, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush. (JAH)
  • 19th - Waddon Ponds: 3 Little Grebes calling, 20 Canada Geese incl 5261277, only 30 Black-headed Gulls (none ringed), 39 Mallard, 7 Tufted Ducks, 62 Coots, 10 Moorhens, 50+ Ring-necked Parakeets, 10 Goldfinches. (JB)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake: (08:45-10:15hrs) c50 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, c150 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 3 imm Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), Dunnock, c60 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush (singing), c12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Chaffinch, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Fieldfare, Redwing, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 17th - Central Croydon: Peregrine calling then took flight from s. end of Nestle building; lost from sight behind Taberner House (AJP)
  • 16th - Pittville Gardens, South Norwood (pm): group of 5 Redwing in garden sycamore for at least 15 mins, plus pair Goldcrest through (GH)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake:(09:00:10:15hrs) 45 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, c200 Black-headed Gull, 8 Common Gull, 2 imm Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 2 singing Song Thrush, c20 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 4 Jay, c30 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 16th - Shirley Park Golf Course (08:00 - 09:00): c25 Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch; 2 Treecreeper; 8 Song Thrush singing. (john parish)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, Little Egret, Little Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail, female Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 15th -Frith Wood: Buzzard calling overhead. (one Blackbird and one Song Thrush recorded in Winter Thrush Survey) (Ted Forsyth)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 3 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, Snipe, 8 Common Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 22 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, male Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest. Also reported: Little Grebe. (JAH)
  • 15th - South Norwood Lake: pair Great Crested Grebe, 38 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, c200 Black-headed Gull, 3 imm Herring Gull, c40 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, Dunnock, 3 Jay, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, 3m + 3f Pheasant, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 male Bullfinch, 2 Siskin. (JAH)
  • 14th - Selsdon Park: Tawny Owl heard at 07:05, 5+ Song Thrushes. (JB)
  • 14th - Sanderstead Plantation: 3 Song Thrushes, 1 Bullfinch. (JB)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail, Snipe, 7 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 12 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting. Also reported: Kingfisher. (JAH)
  • 13th - Selsdon Wood: Lesser Redpoll. (Ted Forsyth)
  • 12th - Courtwood Lane: Lesser Redpoll on niger seed in garden. (Ted Forsyth)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 13 Greylag Goose, 4 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail – one showing really well in big reed bed, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Siskin. (JAH)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: Little Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail calling (JAH)
  • 10th - Lloyd Park: Female Sparrowhawk, female Kestrel, 9 Stock Dove, 21 Redwing, pair Bullfinch. (J Parish).
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 24 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 31 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2 Coal Tit.(JAH)
  • 10th - Sanderstead: Sparrowhawk over Briton Hill Road. (JB)
  • 9th - Chichester Road: 7 Common Gull on Park Hill School playing field. (J Parish)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 12 Greylag Goose, 6 Shoveler, 5 male Pheasant, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Skylark, 16 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest (JAH)
  • 9th - Waddon Ponds: 37 Canada Geese, 65 Black-headed Gulls incl VBA, 8 Tufted Ducks, 47 Coots, 2 Little Grebes, 33 Mallard. (JB) Also 2 Redwings, 100+ Ring-necked Parakeets over in the afternoon. (DW)
  • 8th - Waddon Ponds: 19 Canada Goose, 26 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 51 Coot, 53 Black-headed Gull including VBA (Danish) & XN31 (German), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 7 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Starling, 1 Mistle Thrush. (DW)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 22 Greylag Goose, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Snipe, Kestrel, Water Rail, 229 Black-headed Gull, 11 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 51 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, 4 Jay. (JAH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake: (08:45:10:30hrs) 37 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c200 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 singing Song Thrush, c20 Redwing, 4 Siskin, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Lake: (08:45:09:45hrs) 43 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c150 Black-headed Gull (on lake) + c200 (on playing fields), 4 Common Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 24 Redwing (on playing fields), 15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 7 Teal. Kingfisher reported. (JAH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 2 Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch (JAH)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 18 Greylag Goose, 5 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Kestrel, Water Rail, Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, 12 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Redpoll. Also reported: Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting (JAH)
  • 3rd - Sanderstead: Goldcrest singing opposite United Reform Church. (JB)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 1 Kestrel, 1 Fieldfare, 11 Redwings, 5 Shoveler, 2 Mute Swans, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Stock Doves, 211 Black-headed Gulls. (JB) Also 12 Greylag Goose, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit, 2 Redpoll. (JAH)
  • 3rd - Back garden, Chatsworth Road, CR0: Female Merlin catching a small bird at 0745hrs (EO)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 44 Greylag Goose, 4 Shoveler, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull over, Great Black-backed Gull over, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 23 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Redpoll. (JAH)
  • 1st - South Croydon, Purley Downs Road: Tawny Owl calling near Purley Bury Avenue at 11:45pm (D Tarran)
  • 1st - Kings Road, SE25: (15:10hrs) 3 Pied Wagtail (JW)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake: (08:45:09:30hrs) 58 Tufted Duck, 9 Cormorant, c50 Coot, c200 Black-headed Gull, 10 Common Gull, 2imm Herring Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c30 Long-tailed Tit, c60 Starling (on playing fields), 15 Goldfinch (JW)