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  • 31st - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Teal, 8 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Linnet. (JAH/DM)
  • 30th - Court Hill, Sanderstead: female Sparrowhawk took a chaffinch and plucked it 10 feet from window. (Piers Hubbard)
  • 30th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 2pm: Green Woodpecker heard calling briefly along railway embankment (GH)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: pair teal, 8 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, Snipe, 5 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Tawny Owl singing, Grey Wagtail, 23 Fieldffare, Mistle Thrush, 6 Linnet (JAH/DM)
  • 29th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 2.30pm: Female Kestrel hunting along railway embankment, then low E (GH)
  • 29th - South Norwood Lake (08:30:09:45) 1 Mute Swan, 48 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 imm Herring Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Song Thrush, c20 Redwing (on playing fields), c30 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 29th - Kings Road SE25 (08:10hrs): 3 Mute Swan (over - heading towards South Norwood Lake) (JW)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Mute Swan (2 adult, 1 juv.), pair Teal, 7 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 16 Fieldfare, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Jackdaw, Linnet, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 28th - South Norwood Lake: (0815:09:45) 1 Mute Swan, 57 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, c200 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 imm Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Song Thrush, c50 Redwing (on playing fields), c20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 7 Shoveler, 8 Pheasant, Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, Snipe, 7 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 18 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Coal Tit, 5 Jackdaw. (JAH/DM)
  • 27th - South Norwood Lake: (0830:09:45) 1 Mute Swan, 48 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, c100 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Song Thrush, c30 Redwing, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, c50 Starling (on playing fields), 2 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 66 Canada Goose, 2 Teal, 7 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 15 Moorhen, Snipe, 4 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 12 Fieldfare, Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 4 Jackdaw. (JAH/DM/PP)
  • 25th - Farthing Downs: 13 redwing, 1 distant singing mistle thrush, 2 greenfinch, 1 chaffinch, 3 bullfinch (1 wheezing Springfully), 2 green woodpecker, 1 song thrush, 11 ring necked parakeets (a big number for the site). (David Hayes)
  • 25th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 1pm: Grey Heron low towards SNCP (GH)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 52 species. Mute Swan, 25 Greylag Goose, pair Teal, 10 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant over 80% frozen lake, 2 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, Snipe, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 3 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Jackdaw, 11 Greenfinch, Linnet, male Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 24th - Coulsdon Common: No sign of firecrest. 3 pairs (presumed) of mistle thrush, 1 bullfinch, 2 goldfinch, 1 goldcrest in full song, 1 grey heron over, 1 sparrowhawk, 1 coal tit, 1 green woodpecker, 1 mipit, 2 jay, 2 greenfinch, 1 chaffinch, 3 nuthatch calling. (David Hayes)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: Greylag Goose, pair Teal, 10 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 10 Fieldfare, Redwing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit. (JAH)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: Lake 90% frozen. 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 10 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 7 Fieldfare, Redwing, Linnet, 2 Bullfinch. (DM)
  • 22nd - East Croydon bus station: Around 15 Pied Wagtails roosting in a tree (Ian Young)
  • 22nd - South Croydon: Firecrest in gardens along Purley Downs Road at 08:40. (JB)
  • 22nd - Purley Beeches: 2 Bullfinches. (JB)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 25 Greylag Goose, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 7 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 8 Fieldfare, Redwing, Goldcrest, 6 Linnet. (JAH/DM)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (08:30:09:45) 1 Mute Swan, 48 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3imm Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Song Thrush, c30 Redwing(on playing fields) 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: 31 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, Teal, 6 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 7 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 11 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Jackdaw. (JAH/DM)
XN31 20 Jan 2015

German ringed XN31 at Waddon Ponds 20 Jan 2015

T28A 20 Jan 2015

Polish ringed T28A at Waddon Ponds 20 Jan 2015

Tufted 20 Jan 2015

Tufted Duck at Waddon Ponds 20 Jan 2015

  • 20th - Waddon Ponds: 1 Mute Swan, 2 Greylags, 27 Canada Geese inc 5261277, Peregrine flew over high south at 12:30, 42 Tufted Ducks inc female with white face, 40 Coots, 150+ Black-headed Gulls inc German ringed XN31 and Polish ringed T28A, 4 Little Grebes, 1 Jackdaw over.(JB)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake: (08:30:09:45) 35% of Lake frozen, 1 Mute Swan, 58 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe(displaying) 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, c250 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser-Blacked-backed Gull, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Song Thrush, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit 6 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch, (JW)
    SNL Grebes displaying 20 Jan 2015

    Grebes displaying at South Norwood Lake 20 Jan 2015

  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: Lake 90% frozen. 31 Greylag Goose, 4 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 8 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Linnet, Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 19th - Foxley Woods: No sign of Firecrest. 2 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush (one singing including very good imitation of Tawny Owl kewick in repertoire!), 30+ Blackbirds devouring berries, 10 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1 drumming), 1 Green Woodpecker. (JB)
  • 19th - South Norwood Lake: (08:15:09:45) 1 Mute Swan, 56 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (displaying), 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, c200 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 ad Herring Gull, 8 imm Herring Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 singing Song Thrush, pair Mistle Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: Lake 80% frozen. 31 Greylag Goose, 7 Shoveler, Pochard, 7 Cormorant, Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, 13 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush singing, Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake (08:30:09:45) 1 Mute Swan, 47 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, c250 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 imm Herring Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2 drumming), 2 singing Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 18th - Coulsdon Common: No sign of firecrest this AM in spite of 1 hour search in freezing rain. Flock of 30 redwing, 1 goldcrest, 1 mistle thrush in full song (a storm cock indeed), 7 mipits, 1 goldfinch. (David Hayes)
  • 18th - Croydon town centre: Small roost of about 6 Pied Wagtails in North End, opposite Next. (JB) Does anyone have any further information about Pied Wagtail roosts in Croydon this winter?
  • 18th - Wandle Park: WeBS count: 21 Black-headed Gulls on partially frozen pond, 1 Herring Gull, 5 Mallard, 2 Pied Wagtail,1 Grey Wagtail. Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming.(JB)
  • 18th - Waddon Ponds:WeBS count. 1Mute Swan,2 Greylag, 40 Canada Geese, 51 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 15 Moorhen, 36 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 47 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Herring Gulls, 2 Common Gulls, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail. Also 300+ Ring-necked Parakeets, 10 Goldfinches. (JB))
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    Reflective ducks at Sanderstead Pond

  • 18th - Sanderstead Pond: 45+ Black-headed Gulls mainly standing on partially frozen pond, c10 Redwing (my first here this winter),2 Song Thrush singing.(JB)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Mute Swan over west, 4 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, several hundred Herring Gull over west, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 14 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit. (JAH)
  • 17th - Coulsdon: Tawny Owl heard in Mead Way.(JB)
  • 17th - Coulsdon Common: 1 hour visit amply rewarded. 1 firecrest, at TQ314569, a life tick at this site. 4 mistle thrush, 7 mipits, 2 bullfinch, 4 redwing, 2 nuthatch, 1 great spotted woodpecker. (David Hayes)
  • 17th - Farthing Downs: 4 Bullfinch, 2 chaffinch, 3 greenfinch, 1 green woodpecker, 1 coal tit, 2 goldcrest, 1 song thrush, 3 redwing, 20 common gull on field adjacent to the Downs, 1 pied wagtail, 2 long tailed tits, 1 dunnock. (David Hayes)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: Teal, 6 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 2 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH) Organised litter-pick late morning: 2 Coal Tit, 5 Fieldfare (DM)
  • 17th - Waddon Ponds: 1 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 25 Canada Goose, 4 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 25 Coot, 200+ Black-headed Gull including Danish ringed T09 & VBA, German ringed XN31, Polish ringed T28A and 3 metal ringed, 4 Common Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Blackbird. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 16th - Waddon Ponds: 1 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 24 Canada Goose, 19 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 17 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 141 Black-headed Gull inc Danish ringed VBA and a new ringed bird 29L6 (ringed as a pullus at Hosehill LNR, just SW of Reading in June 2014), 3 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Starling, 1 Robin. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: Teal, 6 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 14 Fieldfare, Goldcrest, Bullfinch. (JAH) 2 Mistle Thrush, Redwing. (Peter Phillips)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: 6 Shoveler. Little Grebe, Cormorant, 3 Water Rail, 7 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Jackdaw. (JAH)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, Teal, 8 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, Jackdaw. (JAH)
  • 13th - Waddon Ponds: 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, Grey Heron flew over Purley Way/Croydon Road (Ernie Thomason) 1 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 35 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 28 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Moorhen, 22 Coot, 66 Black-headed Gull inc German ringed black XN31, 1 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow.(Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 13th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 2pm: Pair Jackdaw calling low overhead, then SW (GH)
  • 13th - South Norwood Lake: (08:30;10:00hrs), 5 Mute Swan, 45 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 imm Herring Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Long-tailed Tit, c60 Carrion Crow (on playing fields), Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 22 Greylag Goose, 8 Shoveler, 2 Pochard (drake flew off very early), Little Grebe, Cormorant, 3 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 4 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Jackdaw, 8 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 11 Shoveler, Pochard, 9 Pheasant, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, Snipe, 9 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Jackdaw. (JAH)
  • 11th - Farthing Downs: 4 bullfinch, 2 chaffinch, 2 redwing, 1 great spotted woodpecker, 3 long tailed tits, 1 kestrel, 14 jackdaw noisily overhead, 2 goldcrest, 21 herring gull over, 1 pied wagtail over, 1 nuthatch calling, 3 ring necked parakeets, 2 greenfinch. (David Hayes)
  • 11th - South Norwood Lake:(09:00:10:15hrs), 5 Mute Swan, 78 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, c200 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 5 imm Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 27 Greylag Goose, Teal, 6 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 4 Common Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 10th - Foxley Wood: 2 Goldcrests (but didn't find Firecrests), Bullfinch, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, Nuthatches, Long-tailed Tits, Redwings.(JB & SH)
  • 10th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 2pm: Flock of 10 Fieldfare low SW (from SNCP?) towards SNL area (GH)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 11 Greylag Goose, Teal, 10 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, Snipe, 11 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Jackdaw. (JAH/DM/PP)
  • 9th - Foxley Wood: 2 Firecrests still. Also 1 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrests, 20+ Redwings, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Nuthatches, 7 R-N Parakeets, 12+ L-T Tits, 1 Coal Tit, etc. (Gill Flinn)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 10 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 12 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 8 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 135 Magpie - another site record, Coal Tit, Jackdaw. (JAH/DM)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 30 Greylag Goose, 12 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, 9 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, distantly hooting Tawny Owl, 9 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 122 Magpie leaving lakeside roost - a site record. (JAH/DM) Lunchtime: Chiffchaff calling in wet meadow, 10+ Common Gulls, several Herring Gulls and a Lesser Black-backed Gull on the lake. (JB)
  • 7th - Farthing Downs: 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. (JB)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 28 Greylag Goose, 10 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 5 Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 9 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 15 Fieldfare, Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Nuthatch - still a rarity here. (JAH/DM)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 29 Greylag Goose, 13 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, Kestrel, 5 Water Rail, 17 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, 2 Jackdaw, Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: 50 species: 10 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 8 Water Rail, Snipe, 9 Common Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 8 Fieldfare, Redwing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 117 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 4th - Foxley Wood: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Mistle Thrush. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 4th - Farthing Downs: 1 sparrowhawk watched for 10 minutes, 1 kestrel, 1 green woodpecker, 2 goldcrest, 7 linnet over, 6 greenfinch, 20+ redwing, 2 song thrush, 3 common gull, 3+ long tailed tit, 4 bullfinch, 1 coal tit, 25+ jackdaw, 1 chiffchaff. (David Hayes)
  • 4th - Buttermere Gardens, Riddlesdown: 4 Redpolls. (Gill Flinn)
  • 4th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Female Blackcap in spindle tree in garden this morning.(JB)
  • 4th - South Norwood Lake (08:15:09:45hrs): 5 Mute Swan, 45 Tufted Duck,1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, c150 Black-headed Gull on Lake c200 on playing fields, 2 Common Gull, 1 imm Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker(1 drumming) 1 Song Thrush, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 8 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 11 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 7 Water Rail, 12 Common Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, all five Thrush species together in Arena field - Blackbird, 6 Fieldfare, Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Jackdaw. (JAH/DM)
  • 3rd - Farthing Downs: Alas no binoculars! Redwing and fieldfare present, also at least 1 skylark, a flock of 11 goldfinch over (the first flock I've seen this winter on the site), bullfinch, greenfinch over, also chaffinch, ring necked parakeets. (David Hayes)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose (arr. 7.25am, left 5 mins later), 7 Shoveler, Pochard, 6 Pheasant, Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant over, 3 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 189 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff. (JAH)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake (08:45:10:00hrs) 5 Mute Swan, 47 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 imm Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jackdaw (over) 2 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: 13 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 1st winter Mediterranean Gull on Ryelands Field, 12 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (same time, same westerly direction as yesterday), 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Fieldfare, Redwing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit. (JAH/DM)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: 50 species: 29 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Teal, 11 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 9 Common Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 4 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 1st - Russell Hill, Purley. Several hundred assorted gulls flew over from northwest to south east around 9am. I can only guess they were going from the landfill site at Beddington to the one at south Merstham. Normally, at that time in the morning we see a few (only 20-30) gulls going in the opposite direction and then returning in the evening (DL)