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  • 31st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 6 Teal, 6 Shoveler, Water Rail, Snipe, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, 48 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 31st - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 1 Teal, 62 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 27 Coot, 62 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA & black XN31, 1 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 10 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (m), 2 Wren, 12 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
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  • 30th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Goose, 44 Mallard, 5 Pochard (4m/1f), 11 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 103 Black-headed Gulls inc black XN31, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull 10 inc L7XT, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 6 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 3 Goldfinch, odd Duck (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 30th - Queen's Road Cemetery, Thornton Heath (12-1pm): today's 1 hour RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch produced a total of 20 (+ 4 flyover) species, including Cormorant (over E), Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Jay (incl 1 mimicking Tawny Owl) & Jackdaw (GH)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 3 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler sang from big reed bed 9.25am, 29 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush. (JAH)
  • 29th - Farthing Downs: 4 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, a flock of 20+ Goldfinch, 4 Redwing, 12 Jackdaw, 2 Stock Dove over, 1 Buzzard, 1 kestrel, 2 Dunnock sensing Spring in the air, 4 Pied Wagtail, 6 Starling, at least 5 Wren in song, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Long Tailed Tit, 4 Redpoll over (very scarce on the Downs now). (David Hayes)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, 4 Water Rail, Snipe, 5 Common Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 26 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 29th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Goose, 3 Teal (1f/2m), 36 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 19 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 12 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 5 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Robin (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds). I was there just after this and had 100+ Black-headed Gulls inc white VBA and a metal ringed bird, but no obvious sign of the Teal. (JB)
  • 28th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Goose, 28 Mallard, 17 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 97 Black-headed Gull inc ringed birds VBA, 2PNT, XN31 & ST786.???, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Starling, 1 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 28th - Foxley Wood, Purley early pm: Red Kite flying in the direction of Higher Drive Rec (Bill Bessant
  • 28th South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) late am: today's 1 hour RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch produced a thoroughly disappointing total of 8 species actually using the garden (plus only a further 5 species using the wider area) (GH)
  • 28th - Thornton Heath Recreation ground :- Blackcap (1 male ), 2 Redwing & 1 Sparrowhawk(kered1)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 4 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 4 Water Rail, Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, 22 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing. (JAH/PP)
  • 27th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) early pm: Grey Heron mobbed by crows & dropped down into Betts Park (ex Croydon Canal), Anerley (just in Bromley borough), plus Common Gull low over house & Mistle Thrush calling from nearby rooftop (GH)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Gadwall, 6 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 5 Water Rail, Snipe, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 21 Fieldfare, Redwing, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 27th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Goose, 2 Teal (m/f), 58 Mallard, 17 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 89 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 30+ Herring Gull inc new bird GV37497, 2 Woodpigeon, 6 Starling, 3 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 4 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 4 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler seen perched, calling and singing briefly in nmiddle of wetlands just after 8am, Fieldfare, Redwing. (JAH)
  • 26th - 11.45am No sign of waxwing at Croydon Rd , but 2 trees full of berries (SEC)
  • 26th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 2 Teal (m/f), 56 Mallard, 15 Pochard (8m7f), 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 112 Black-headed Gull inc VBA & 2HXP, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 10 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (m) Starling, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 25th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 2 Teal (m/f), 20 Mallard, 8 Pochard (5f,3m), 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 78 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow, 7 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 5 Teal, 5 Shoveler, Pochard, Cormorant, 4 Water Rail, 7 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 3 Jackdaw, 15 Fieldfare, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 24th - Hutchinsons Bank. 3 Buzzards circling low over the reserve for a few minutes at c.11:00. 2 were back for a few minutes at c.14:00. (John Parish)
  • 24th - SE20. Just outside Croydon, but worth reporting here. At 15:45 a lone WAXWING landed in well-berried cotoneaster in front of Wheathill House, Croydon Road. (Ashley Haworth-Roberts) It may be worth checking out the area over next few days. (admin)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 18 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 3 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, Snipe, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 12 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 24th - Waddon Ponds: 10.30-11.30. 5 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Goose, 46 Mallard, 8 Pochard (5f 3m), 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 22 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 7 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 23rd - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30, 5 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose, 1 Teal, 40 Mallard, 8 Pochard (5f 3m), 11 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 103 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 23rd - South Norwood CP: 1500-1630: 22 Coots, 8 Moorhens, 6 Canada Geese, 4 Greylags, 3 Egyptian geese, 2 m Shovelers, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 2 Kestrels,1Collared Dove, 14 Fieldfare, 1Snipe,1 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush. (Rob Wyllie)
  • 23rd - Addington Hills: 11.:30. Firecrest. (John Parish)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 2 Egyptian Goose, 44 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, c100 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9imm Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 8 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 22nd - Farthing Downs/Happy Valley: Female Kestrel in Happy Valley, 3+ Bullfinches, 2 Song Thrushes, Fieldfares and Redwings. (JB)
  • 22nd - South Norwood (Kings Rd) 12.35pm: group of 5 Waxwings flying low S (from Crystal Palace area towards Croydon area) - possibly local birds, rather than migrating through (GH per JW)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45 60% of lake still frozen) 48 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1m Kestrel, c100 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 1ad 3imm Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12imm Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Redwing, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 4 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Gadwall, 3 Teal, 6 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, 4 Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull almost landed on frozen lake, Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 5 Fieldfare, Redwing. (JAH)
  • 22nd - Waddon Ponds: 8.00-09.00. 5 Mute Swan, 33 Canada Goose, 2 Teal, 81 Mallard, 3 Pochard (2m/1f), 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 77 Black-headed Gull inc ringed birds XN31, VBA & ST246.356, 3 Common Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 21st - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30.5 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Goose, 1 Teal, 30 Mallard, 3 Pochard (2m/1f), 20 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 122 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Starling, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 21st - Addington Hills: 12:15. Firecrest. (John Parish)
  • 21st - Riddlesdown: 08:05-09:10. 4+ Bullfinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Green Woodpecker, 2 Stock Dove, Redwing. (JB)
  • 21st - Location undisclosed: Peregrine at 13:35. (JB)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30 about 60% of lake frozen) 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, c150 Black-headed Gull, 12 Common Gull,2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1ad 9imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 8 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, 9 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel displaying/mating, Jackdaw, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4 Linnet. (JAH)
  • 20th - Sanderstead: A five thrush sp day with 3 Fieldfares, 9+ Blackbirds and a Song Thrush in Briton Hill Road garden and 5 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, another Fieldfare and several Blackbirds in Elmfield Way. (JB)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 13 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Jackdaw, 24 Fieldfare, 21 Redwing, 16 Linnet, 4 Redpoll, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 20th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Goose, 54 Mallard, 1 Pochard (f), 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 72 Black-headed Gull inc ringed bird 6456504, 3 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 19th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose, 1 Gadwall, 57 Mallard, 1 Pochard (f), 15 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 9 Coot, 66 Black-headed Gull inc ringed bird ST246.356, 18 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Blackcap (m), 2 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Gadwall, 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, 5 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 6 Jay, Goldcrest, 22 Fieldfare. (JAH)
  • 19th - Leslie Park Road, East Croydon (16.00hrs approx.): 14 Redwing in tree in private garden. (AJP)
  • 18th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 32 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 79 Black-headed Gull inc black XN31, 2 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blackcap (m/f), 7 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 3 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 22 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shoveler, Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Goldcrest, 31 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 17th - Croham Hurst: 8 Bullfinches (5m 3f) where the golf course path and bridle paths intersect. (Richard Herring)
  • 17th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 3.10pm: Red Kite flying medium high NW over house (towards SN Lake area), plus male Kestrel hunting/perching on rlwy land (GH)
  • 16th - South Croydon: Male Blackcap feeding in a garden in Croham Manor Road adjacent to Whitgift Sports Club.(Kim Mitchell)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, Water Rail, Snipe, Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 21 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 15th Waddon Ponds: 08:20 - 09:00, WeBS count. Again an encounter with the growling dog, which has apparently bitten another birdwatcher here! 5 Mute Swans,3 Canada Geese, 2 Gadwall, 43 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, 11 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 77 Black-headed Gulls inc black XN31,5 Herring Gulls, 1 Kingfisher,250+ Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 Grey Wagtail (JB)
  • 15th - Wandle Park: WeBS count. 18 Mallard, 37 Herring Gulls, 8 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Pied Wagtail, 53+ Crows, 30+ Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch.(JB)
  • 15th - Croydon: Goldcrest and Blackcap both singing near Croydon Minster. (JB)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler (Sang once from wetlands about 8am. First time I've seen/heard it since Dec. 15th.), 27 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 14th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 25 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 10 Moorhen, 11 Coot, 109 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, black XN31, ST246.356 and a N Thames ringed bird, 3 Common Gull, 16 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Starling, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 14th - Farthing Downs: 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Skylark over, 2 Meadow Pipits, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Stock Dove over. (David Hayes)
  • 14th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): 13 Blackbirds in garden - a good cold weather count. (JB)
  • 14th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 5 Egyptian Goose, 1f Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1m Sparrowhawk, c150 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming) 1 Song Thrush, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal tit, 1 Jackdaw (over) 6 House Sparrow, Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, Pochard, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Goldcrest, 22 Fieldfare, Redwing. (JAH/PP)
  • 13th - Waddon Ponds: 11.30-12.30. 5 Mute Swan, 17 Canada Goose, 46 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 100+ Black-headed Gull inc black XN31, 3 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 13th - Fryston Ave. Pair Blackcap.(PP)
  • 13th - Tithepit Shaw Lane: 2 Buzzards circling 9:25am. (Rob Wyllie)
  • 13th - Sanderstead Plantation: Nuthatch singing, Goldcrest. (JB)
  • 13th - Selsdon Park: Out at just after dawn with snow laying about 3 inches deep on the golf course and an orange sky. Buzzard mobbed by a couple of Crows. (JB)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, Pochard, 3 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Kestrel, 47 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 11th - Wandle Park: Four Grey Wagtails along River Wandle. (Kim Mitchell)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, 5 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 44 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 10th - Hutchinsons Bank: A Red Kite drifted over to south at 13:00, a Buzzard drifted over to west at 14:45. (M.Bridge/E.Forsyth/J.Parish.)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, Pochard, 4 Water Rail, Snipe, 4 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 21 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 9th - Selsdon Wood: Red Kite seen at Baker Boy Lane near Selsdon Wood, but just outside Croydon. (David Malins)
  • 9th - South Croydon area: Female Sparrowhawk over Briton Hill Road at lunchtime. Drake Shoveler on Sanderstead Pond - a first for this location and probably furthest south in Croydon that this species has been recorded. Tawny Owl calling in Croham Hurst at 19:30. Little Owl calling near Whitgift Sports Club at 22:35 as I left RSPB Group meeting! (JB)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Goldcrest, 36 Fieldfare, Redwing. (JAH)
  • 8th - Waddon Ponds: 08.00-09.00. 5 Mute Swan, 17 Canada Goose 17, 2 Egyptian Goose, 57 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 45+ Black-headed Gull inc new ringed bird yellow T861 (from Poland, admin) and black XN31, 9 Herring Gull, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Magpie, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap m, 1 Wren, 2 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 3 Robin (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds). Brief visit around 15:00 in heavy drizzle. 1 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Geese, 100+ Black-headed Gulls one with metal ring, 2 Herons over. (John & Carol Birkett)
  • 8th - Farthing Downs: 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 17 Redwing, flock of up to 30 Goldfinch, flock of up to 100 Herring Gull on adjacent field, 3 Linnet (a welcome sighting as Linnet are rare in winter now), 4 Greenfinch, 3 male and 1 female Bullfinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch. (David Hayes)
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:10:00) 3 Egyptian Goose, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jackdaw (over), 15 House Sparrow, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, Shoveler, Cormorant, Common Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 5 Common Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 21 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 7th - Farthing Downs: 1 Buzzard heard, up to 20 Redwing, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellowhammer over, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinch, flock of up to 20 Jackdaw, 1 Nuthatch. David Hayes)
  • 7th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, c100 Black-headed Gull, 2imm Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 12 House Sparrow, 20+ Goldfinch (JW)
  • 7th - Sanderstead: Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming in Elmfield Way, Goldcrest singing in Arkwright Road. (JB)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, Cormorant, 5 Water Rail (including one in Moat Field, the first time I have seen one in this location), 4 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, 2 Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 7 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Bullfinch. (JAH/PP)
  • 7th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 4 Mute Swan plus 7 flyover, 18 Canada Goose, 41 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 99 Black-headed Gull inc black XN31, 2 Common Gull, 17 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 2 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 6th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose ringed 1459643 & 1491530, 30 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 48 Black-headed Gull inc black XN31 (returning German bird - absent last winter) & white VBA, 3 Common Gull, 11 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling, 1 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 3 Water Rail, Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Goldcrest, 22 Fieldfare. (JAH)
  • 6th - Croft Rd SW16 (9am): Single Fieldfare in garden (SEC)
  • 5th - St Andrews Rd, Coulsdon: 1 Siskin garden briefly. (David Hayes)
  • 5th - Lloyd Park (am): 8 Bullfinches in all, in separate groups of 4,2 and 2. (John Parish)
  • 5th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 12.30pm: male Sparrowhawk rapidly low N (GH)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: Lake 90% frozen: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 29 Fieldfare, Redwing. (JAH) Bullfinch seen by warden.
  • 4th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose ringed 1459643 & 1491530, 20 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 14 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 139 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 7 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 4th - Bigginwood Rd SW16: Parakeet trying to demolish/ruin a house burglar alarm. Watched by 2 other parakeets on house guttering (SEC)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 4 Water Rail, Common Gull, 5 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 5 Fieldfare. (JAH)
  • 3rd - Briton Hill Road, Sanderstead: male Blackcap at 09:45 and a female at 15:30, both eating spindle berries. (JB)
  • 3rd - Mead Way, Coulsdon: fem Blackbird bearing a ring, but impossible to read it. (JB)
  • 3td - Waddon Ponds: 08.00-09.00. 5 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose - ringed 1459643 & 1491530, 40 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 14 Moorhen, 11 Coot, 68 Black-headed Gull inc Swedish ringed 6???304, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 4 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 2 Robin, 3 House Sparrow, 7 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 2nd - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 5 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose ringed 1491530 & 1459643, 34 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 11 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 100 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 3 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45} 3 Egyptian Goose, 41 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove (calling), 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 2nd - Duppas Hill Road: Male Blackcap in garden. (Simon Harris)
  • 2nd - Gibsons Hill/Norwood Grove SW16: 6pm Tawny owl heard (SEC)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, 2 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 2 Golcrest, Fieldfare, Redwing (JAH/DMac)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 3 Egyptian Goose, 30 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 1ad Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch (JW)

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