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  • 30th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) m Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 2 Swallow, 3 Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 30th - South Norwood Lake 6am: reported Cuckoo calling loudly near play area at Maberley Road park entrance (GH per Mark R)
  • 29th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 18 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe (with 3 young) 1 Grey Heron, 1 m Sparrowhawk(over)1 Collared Dove. 8 Swifts, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit,3 Nuthatch,5 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 13 Swift, Kingfisher, 5 Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH) Goldcrest and 2 Coal Tit (DM)
  • 28th - South Norwood Lake: (08:15:09:45) 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young, 1 Cormorant, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 imm Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swifts, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 2 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Red Kite high west 8.46am, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, Kingfisher, 7 Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, 3 Jackdaw, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 27th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:10:00) Mallard with brood of 9, 20 Tufted Duck, (pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young) 1 Cormorant, 4 Collared Dove, 6 Swifts, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 3 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, (JW)
  • 26th - Selsdon: 2 Buzzards over Selsdon Park GC. (Peter Gunkel)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 6 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 9 Swift, 5 Reed Warbler (incl. 2 juv.), 1 ad. + 1 juv. Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: female Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard drifting north, (seen from visitor centre about 10.15) 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Swift, Reed Warbler (heard singing) Great Crested Grebe (AJP and A.Moncrieff)
  • 24th - Chapel Bank reserve: 12:45 Male Tawny Owl single call from woodland at top of pipeline. 13:00 Buzzard soaring at moderate height over southern end of reserve. 13:30 Another Buzzard (or same) soaring over northern part of reserve. (John Parish)
  • 24th - Selsdon: Buzzard over Kingswood Way. (Peter Gunkel)
  • 24th - Riddlesdown: 15+ Skylarks, many singing. 1 Swift. (JB)
    Skylark cropped

    Skylark by Carol Birkett

  • 24th - Sanderstead: House Martins around Barrowsfield site - at least one nest. (JB)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Kestrel, 3 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 11 Swift, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 22 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe (with 3 young), 1 Cormorant, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove + 2juv, 12 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 2ad Mistle Thrush + 2 juv on playing fields, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 2 House Sparrow, 1ad 2juv Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Peregrine, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 20 Swift, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, 2 Reed Bunting.
  • 21st - Farthing Downs: 4 yellowhammers, 4 linnets, 2 buzzard, 1 sparrowhawk over, 1 swallow, 5 house martins, 2 swifts, 2 lesser whitethroat in song, 3 goldfinch, 5 long tailed tits, 1 blackcap singing, 1 chiffchaff, 1 goldcrest in song, many jackdaws, 2 collared dove over, 2 skylark in song. (David Hayes)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (08:15:09:45) 20 Tufted Duck. pair Great Crested Grebe (with 3 young), 2 Cormorant, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swift, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 6 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 34 Swift, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 22 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe with 2 young, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Sparrowhawk, 1ad Lesser Black-backed Gull (on playing fields), 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 2 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: Hobby. (JAH)
  • 19th - South Norwood Lake: (08:15:09:45) 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 2 young, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 8 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Pied Wagtail (on bowling green), 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Blackcap + 5juv, 5 Chiffchaff, 12 long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 16 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 6 Reed Warbler, Jackdaw, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 19th - Haling Park, South Croydon: Red Kite drifted over, 17.30 approx (details to be confirmed) (H.Sleath via AJP)
  • 18th- new Addington: 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrow hawk, Linnet, 8 Swifts ( Dean Messenger)
  • 18th - Selsdon: Buzzard over Kingswood Way. (Peter Gunkel)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 13 Swift, Mistle Thrush, Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 18th - Lloyd Park: Kestrel hovering near tram line as I drove past (06.35) (AJP)
  • 17th- West Wickham/ Addington : Buzzard, 2 Sparrow Hawk (Dean Messenger)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (all over), 5 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, Mistle Thrush, Sedge Warbler in full song and display, 2 Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Jackdaw, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 16th - Selsdon: Buzzard over Kingswood Way, mobbed by Crows. (Peter Gunkel)
  • 16th - Central Croydon (Fairfield Halls roundabout) 1pm: Blackcap (& Greenfinch) singing from undergrowth (GH per Michael Hampton)
  • 16th - Sanderstead: Peregrine over the house this evening. (JB)
  • 16th - Location undisclosed: Black Redstart singing in suitable habitat.(JB & AJP)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake: (08:30:10:00) Mallard With Brood of 8, 15 Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe with 2 visible young on back, 1 Cormorant, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swift, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Lapwing over, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 21 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 14 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, 3 Reed Bunting (male + 2 juv). (JAH/DM) : Also reported by Warden: Common Buzzard.
  • 14th - Beddington SF: 25 Common Terns flew east (ie towards Croydon). Surrey Bird Club
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 7 Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 27 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 13th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00-09:30) 20 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest), 1 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk (with prey), f Kestrel, Hobby (over), 2 pair Collared Dove, c20 Swift, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff (2 at nests feeding young), 1 singing Goldcrest, c15 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, c50 Starling on playing fields, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 53 Herring Gull on Arena pitch with 72 Starling, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 27 Swift, Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Warbler, Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 12th - Female Peregrine soaring high over Lloyd Park late am. (John Parish)
    Mallard with young

    Mallard with young at South Norwood Lake, by John Watson

  • 12th - South Norwood Lake: Mallard with brood of 9, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Blackcap, 1 pair Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, c12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Chiffchaff (1 at nest feeding young), 4 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, c100 Carion Crow (on playing fields), 3 Dunnock, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Black-headed Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 20 Swift, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, a flock of 33 Long-tailed Tit - a site record count, 2 Jackdaw, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DMs)
  • 12th - Sanderstead: Finally caught up with House Martins at the Barrowsfield site with three present this morning. (JB)
  • 12th - Riddlesdown: 14 Skylarks, 3 Meadow Pipits, 8 Blackcaps, 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Stock Doves, 5 Jays. Heron flew over. (JB)
  • 11th - South Norwood (Pittville Gardens) 9.35pm: Kestrel (prob male) hunting/hovering over rlwy land in semi-darkness (GH)
  • 11th- South Norwood Country Park: Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 19 Swift, Swallow, Mistle Thrush, 3 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 9th - Location undisclosed: Black redstart in full song in suitable habitat, reinforcing territory perhaps. (David Hayes)
  • 9th - New Addington: 2 House Martins around colony in Lodge Lane.(JB)
  • 9th - Selsdon: Cormorant flew NE at 06:51. (JB)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egrets [this is a count record for Croydon, admin] took off from island 6.45am, Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 10 Swift, Swallow, Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, singing Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 7th - Selsdon: Red Kite flying high over Elm Park Gardens, moving south-west, at about 5.50pm (Cyril Watmore)
  • 7th - South Norwood Lake:(08:15:09:45) Mallard (with brood of 10), 22 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest), 2 Cormorant, m Sparrowhawk, 5 Dunnock, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush, pair Mistle Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 1 Jackdaw (over), 3 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 11 Swift, Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 6th - Farthing Downs: 1 red kite over, 1 little owl heard, 1 buzzard over. (David Hayes)
  • 6th - South Norwood Lake: (08:30:09:45) 1 Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe (on nest), 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Stock Dove, pair Collared Dove, 2 Swallow, 8 Swift, Mistle Thrush (with nesting material), 3 Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit (with 4 young), 3 Jay, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 7 Swift, Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 5th - New Addington: 6+ House Martins around eaves of buildings along Lodge Lane - at least birds have returned to this breeding area [still none seen at the Sanderstead colony this year.). (JB)
  • 5th - South Norwood Lake:(08:15:10:00) 2 Cormorant, pair Great Crested Grebe, 17 Tufted Duck (1female on Coot's nest), m Sparrowhawk, 1 Stock Dove, pair Collared Dove (+2 young), 8 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 51 Swift, Kingfisher, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Lake: (08:15:10:15), 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe (on nest), 20 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, male Sparrowhawk with prey, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 6 Swift, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, Hobby, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 7 Swift, 4 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 26 Whitethroat, Jackdaw. (JAH)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Lake: (08:30:09:45) 2 Egyptian Goose, pair Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest), 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 2 Swallow, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail (on bowling green), 3 Song Thrush, 7 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw (over), 12 House Sparrow, 2 Greenfinch, c15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, Mistle Thrush, Lesser Whitethroat, singing Goldcrest, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 2nd - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 1 Mute Swan, 47 Canada Goose - nest and egg of Canada Goose has been destroyed and female KILLED. 11 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 14 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Starling. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 2nd - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 1pm: Pair Greylag Goose low towards SNL (GH)
  • 1st - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 1 Mute Swan, 10 Greylag Goose, 43 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 13 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 15 Coot, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Swift, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Goldfinch. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Black-headed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 27 Swift, Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Jackdaw. (JAH)