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  • 31st - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 8pm: Fem/juv Sparrowhawk chasing a Goldfinch (unsuccessfully) (GH)
  • 31st - South Norwood Country Park: A juv anas duck sp. briefly on lake at 08.00 but flew off before I could be sure of id, some features indicated it may have been a juv Garganey, also 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 juv Kestrel, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Willow Warbler. (Dave Miller)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 juv Kestrel again, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Swift, Coal Tit, 2 Swallow heading northwest, Reed Warbler, Nuthatch. (Dave Miller)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Peregrine flew high west at 09.15, 32 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Swift, Kingfisher, Reed Warbler. (Dave Miller)
  • 28th - South Norwood Lake: 30 Tufted Duck + 12 young, Great Crested Grebe + 3 juv, 1 imm Herring Gull, 6 Swift, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 7 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: Grey Heron, at least 2 juv Kestrel still present, 22 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Coal Tit, Reed Warbler (Dave Miller).
  • 27th - South Norwood Lake:(08:15:10:00hrs) 25 Tufted Duck (including 12 young), Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, Sparrowhawk (over), 12 Swift, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 133 Carrion Crow (on playing fields), 6 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Kestrel (ad. f + 3 juv), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 27th - Lloyd Park: Red Kite chased by c20 Ring-necked Parakeets and a couple of Crows.(Maureen Pembridge)
  • 27th - South Croydon, Royal Russell: family of Sparrowhawks hunting in the grounds. (Maureen Pembridge)
  • 26th - Waddon Ponds: 78 Canada Geese inc BTO5251108 &5256454, 37 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 34 Black-headed Gull - I believe ST295.381 is back but I could only see the 5 and 81, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, 1 Great Tit, 1 Robin. (Bird arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 26th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 4pm: f Sparrowhawk circling low from W, then flew E (GH)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Cormorant, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 2 Reed Warbler. (JAH)
  • 26th - South Norwood Lake (08:00:09:30) 4 broods of Tufted Duck 4-3-3-2, pair Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, 1 Cormorant, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Swift, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 3 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 25th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 7pm: pair Egyptian Geese flying very low from SN Lake to Country Park (GH)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 24 Coot, 52 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Swift, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 61 House Sparrow, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 25th - Sanderstead: 9+ House Martins at Barrowsfield indicating successful breeding. 6 Swifts in Briton Hill Road, but we normally have double figure counts at this time of year in a pre-migration flock. (JB)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: Common Sandpiper, 40 Goldfinch.(JAH)
  • 23rd - Croydon town centre: Gull activity very much reduced indicating either young have fledged or breeding attempts have failed - I favour the former given the earlier fledging of Herring Gull chicks. (JB)
  • 21st - Norbury, Pollards Hill South a.m.: Fem Sparrowhawk soaring over back gardens -PANIC (MJN)
  • 21st - Morland Road, Addiscombe: Fem Sparrowhawk preening on rooftop (MJN)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: Garden Warbler singing and showing occasionally at Elmers End entrance (JAH)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (08:15:10:00hrs) 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, 2 Cormorant, 4 Black-headed Gull, Stock Dove (calling), 12 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 3 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake: 2 broods of Tufted Duck 3-3, 2 Cormorant, 7 Black-headed Gull, 1imm Herring Gull, pair Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, c20 Swift, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Ring-necked Parakeet, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull, Canada Goose, Coot, Moorhen, Collared Dove, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Wren, Magpie, Crow, Grey Heron, Chaffinch, Swift, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Robin, Whitethroat, Jay, Mallard (Dave Thrussell)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: Kingfisher. (JAH)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Cormorant, Kestrel, Common Sandpiper, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 20 Swift, 44 Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, 35 House Sparrow, Reed Bunting.(JAH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake: Mallard with brood of 6, 20 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe +3 juv, 4 Black-headed Gull. 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Swift, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 3 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 17th - Waddon Ponds: Kingfisher heard, 39+ Black-headed Gulls incl Danish ringed white VBA and at least 2 juveniles.(JB)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 5 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 42 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull(2nd-w), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 10 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 16th - Park Hill: 10 Mistle Thrushes (two families each of 2 adults and 3 young) on the playing field of Park Hill Junior School at 5pm. (David Gough)
  • 16th - Pollards Hill South: Greenshank calling high over SE at 09.30 (MJN)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: Cormorant, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 10 Swift, Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 2 Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: Sparrowhawk, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 9 Swift, 2 Swallow, Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Cormorant, 32 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 11 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 20 Canada Goose + one gosling, 30 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 17 adult Coot + 6 young, 5 Moorhen, Cormorant, Grey Heron, 16 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull + 2 over, 2 Herring Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 27 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting.(JAH)
  • 13th - Waddon Ponds: 86 Canada Geese inc BTO 5251108,5256454,5260388,4 Little Grebes (1 on nest),, 30 Mallards, 31 Coots (including a recent brood of 3).3 Moorhens,8 Tufted Ducks, 12 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 41 Feral Pigeons,1 Pied Wagtail.(JB)
  • 13th - Central Croydon: The Herring Gull chicks in North End appear to have fledged, but still plenty of Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull activity on other buildings. Juvenile Pied Wagtail on M&S.(JB)
  • 12th - Purley, Lower Barn Road: Adult Yellow-legged Gull swooped into garden to take remains of battered cod! (Nicola Hunt)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: Kestrel, Hobby, 29 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 10 Swift, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 10th - Waddon Ponds: 88 Canada Geese incl BTO 5251108, 3 Egyptian Geese, 35 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 12 Coots, 26 Black-headed Gulls incl Danish ringed VBA, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Swift, 1 Carrion Crow.(Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 10th - South Norwood Lake: (08:45:10:15) 23 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 juv, 2 Black-headed Gull, pair Stock Dove, 1 Collared dove, 6 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 107 Carrion Crow (on playing fields), 2 Greenfinch (JW)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: Whimbrel over calling at 8.15am, 2 Greenshank over 9.30am, Sand Martin. Also: Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 37 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler. (JAH and Dave Miller) The Common Tern is fitted with a ring. If anyone can either read the ring or get a photo of it to show the legend please let us know. Admin.
    Ringed common tern sncp 10July 2014

    Ringed tern at SNCP. John Hughes

  • 9th - Waddon Ponds: 93 Canada Geese incl BTO 5260388, 29 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe 1, 2 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 18 Black-headed Gull including Danish ringed VBA back for another year, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blackbird, 1 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, 28 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: Cormorant, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 10 Swift, 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler. (JAH)
    Common tern sncp 8 July 2014

    Common Tern, SNCP by John Hughes

  • 7th - South Norwood Lake: (09:15:10:45) 15 Tufted Duck + brood of 3, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 juv, 1 Cormorant, c20 Swift, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 19 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern,3 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 6 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: Resident Common Tern, 17 Song Thrush. (JAH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Lake: (08:45:10:15) 45 Canada Geese, 18 Tufted Duck + brood of 3, pair + 3 juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, Hobby, 4 Black-headed Gull, 10 Swift, 1 Stock Dove (calling), 1ad + 2juv Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Greenfinch (JW)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 16 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 25 Swift, Reed Warbler. (JAH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 10 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 13 Swift, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Jackdaw, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 4th - Riddlesdown: 3 Meadow Pipits including one with food, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers (1f & 1young),family of Whitethroats, family of 5+ Long-tailed Tits, 14+ Skylarks, 11+ Chiffchaffs including one carrying food and 2 chasing each other, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Pheasants. (JB)
  • 4th - South Norwood Lake: (09:00:10:hrs) 15 Tufted Duck + 1 brood of 3, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3juv + 1 other ad, c20 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Common Whitethroat (railway embankment), 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 6 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 5 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull (4 over), Common Tern, 6 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 15 Swift, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH) Later on - 9 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Herring Gulls over, young Whitethroats.(JB)
  • 3rd - Brickfields Meadow: 2 Coot families, 1 Moorhen family. (JB)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake (08:45:10:00hrs) 20 Tufted Duck + 1 brood of 3, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 juv, Stock Dove (calling), c30 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch (JW)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, 5 Stock Dove, 11 Swift, 2 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, one hundredth record of Reed Bunting for the year. (JAH)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake (08:15:10:00hrs)12 Tufted Duck (+ 1 brood of 3), pair Great Crested Grebe with 1 juv, 2 Black-headed Gull, Stock Dove, c12 Swifts, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Blackcap + family party of 4, 6 Chiffchaff, c30 Starlings (on playing fields) (JW)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: Kestrel, 4 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 11 Swift, Kingfisher, family of four Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting. Also reported: Pied Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroat. (JAH)

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