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  • 30th - Brickfields Meadow: Fem Sparrowhawk, 5+ Swifts. (JB)
  • 30th - Woodside Green. 10+ Swifts. Also heard several screaming nearby at dentist's in Portland Road. (JB)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: 5 Egyptian Goose incl. 3 large young, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 10 Collared Dove, 5 Swift, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Reed Warbler (incl. 3 young), Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 29th - Waddon Ponds: 12.00-13.00. 11 Mute Swan (usual family), 22 Canada Goose. 50 Mallard plus 5 young, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe plus broods of 5 & 4, 5 Moorhen plus broods of 1, 1, 1, 1 & 3 young, 16 Coot plus broods of 2, 3, 1, 1, 1 & 3, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 12 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow plus 1 juv, 38 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 10 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 28th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 11 Mute Swan (usual family), 21 Canada Goose, 38 Mallard plus 5 young, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe plus 5 young, 3 Moorhen 3, Coot 12, 2 juv, 3 young, 1 Black-headed Gull (first returnee), 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Swift, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 fem Blackcap, 5 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 27th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) pair Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 42 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose with 3 young, 20 Mallard + brood of 6, 19 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young, 2 Cormorant, 18 Moorhen, 22 Coot + 3 broods of 5-4-3, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 26th - Croham Valley Road/Ballards Rise: 3 Carrion Crow mobbing a lone Buzzard, seen from Croham Hurst golf course. (KAM)
  • 26th - South Norwood Lake: (07:00:09:15) pair Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 48 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose with 3 young, 22 Mallard + 1 brood of 6, 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Moorhen, 24 Coot + 3 broods of 5-4-4, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 6 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 25th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:30) pair Mute Swan with 2 young, 52 Canada Goose, 20 Mallard + 1 brood of 6, 20 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 3 young + 1ad, 1 Cormorant, 20 Moorhen, 24 Coot + 3 broods of 5-4-4, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 10 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush, 12 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed-Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 24th - South Norwood, Kings Road, 17:30 1m kestrel (JW)
  • 24th -South Norwood Lake (07:45:09:30) pair Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 54 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose with 3 young, 22 Mallard + 1 brood of 6, 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe at nest with 3 young + 1 juv flew in from S/SW (photo to follow), 2 Cormorant (over), 1 Grey Heron, 19 Moorhen, 20 Coot + 2 broods of 5-4, 1 Lesser Blacked-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 12 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 8 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 23rd - Fryston Ave: Red Kite at 19:00 (PP)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: Probable Cetti's Warbler calling - not song. Juvenile Kestrels hunting, young Whitethroats (20+ territories), both Chiffchaff (6+ territories) and Blackcap (12+ territories) gathering food. (JB)
  • 20th - Melville Avenue, South Croydon (08.15) Bullfinch over, calling (AJP)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake: (07:00:09:30) pair Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 37 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose with 3 young, 22 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 1 visible young on back, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 12 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 8 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 19th - Croft Road SW16: ( 9.45 pm) 23 Swifts over. Record number for here. (SEC)
  • 19th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) pair Mute Swan with 2 cygnets, 35 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose with 3 young, 20 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (1 on nest with 1/2 young on back). 19 Moorhen, 24 Coot + brood of 3, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, c20 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker (calling), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay, 5 House Sparrows, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 18th - Sanderstead: 2 Stock Doves and 2 Nuthatches in garden, 4 Swifts screaming overhead.(JB)
  • 17th - Melville Avenue, South Croydon, 20.00 hrs, Siskin heard calling; apparently heading east. Local fledged Starling flock now up to about fifty birds. (AJP)
  • 17th - Farthing Downs: 2 Yellowhammers, 1 Skylark (GF)
  • 17th - Buttermere Gardens, Purley: 5 Stock Doves on lawn at 08.00. (GF)
  • 17th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:30) pair Mute Swan + 2 young, 37 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 22 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1m Sparrowhawk, 18 Moorhen, 20 Coot, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap + 4 juv, 9 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, Nuthatch (2ad + 3juv), 2 Jay, 6 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: Hobby (JAH)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) pair Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 41 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 21 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 12 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay, 9 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 15th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (2pm): 1m Kestrel with prey low E towards SNCP (GH)
  • 15th - Waddon Ponds: 12.00-13.00. 11 Mute Swan (2 ad & 9 young), 22 Canada Goose, 36 Mallard plus 6 young, 2 Tufted Duck, 7 Little Grebe inc 5 young, 5 Moorhen plus broods of 1, 2, 1 & 1, 16 Coot plus broods of 1, 1, 1, 2 & 1, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Swift, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow plus 2 juv, 7 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch plus 2 juv. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 14th - Waddon Ponds: 12.00-13.00. 11 Mute Swan (2 ad & 9 young), 22 Canada Goose, 40 Mallard plus 7 young, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe plus 2 young, 7 Moorhen plus broods of 1, 2, 1 & 1 young, 15 Coot plus broods of 1 & 2 young, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Carrion Crow, 17 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 9 Swift, pair Kestrel with 4 increasingly independent young, Coal Tit, possible Cetti's Warbler calling from reed bed next to platform 2 (not heard or seen for a week or so), Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler, male Reed Bunting feeding a young one in Moat Field. (JAH)
  • 9th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:30) pair Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 35 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 20 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe at nest, 18 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 12 Swift, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 10 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1ad Coal Tit + 5juv, 6 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) pair Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 37 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 24 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck. 1 pair Great Crested Grebe, 18 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, 8 Blackcap. 10 Chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 6 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 6th - Biggin Way/Biggin Hill SE19: 30+ Starlings on school playing field in middle of heavy downpour (SEC)
  • 5th Addington Court Golf Course - c20 House Martins feeding low over Championship course . Also Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, G S Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Blackcaps, Chaffinch (Brian Russell).
  • 5th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (6.15pm): Female Kestrel hovering over rlwy land, then medium high N (GH)
  • 4th - Unprecedented(?) movement of Red Kites over Croydon recently seems to be reflected throughout London and probably the Southeast. Admin.
  • 4th - Waddon Ponds: 08.00-09.00. 11 Mute Swan (2 & 9 young), 22 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 18 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Red Kite, 6 Moorhen plus 2 juv & 2 + 1 young, 8 Coot plus 1 juv, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit plus 2 young, 1 Wren, 12 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 4th - Fryston Ave. Red Kite going west 6.30am (PP)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Red Kite going west 7.23am, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 12 Swift, Kestrel + young, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Reed Warbler. (JAH)
  • 3rd - South Croydon, Selsdon Road, (16:40) Red Kite drifting N/NW, 17:20 Common Buzzard drifting S/SW (JW)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:00) pair Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 35 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 21 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 1m Kestrel, 20 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove + 2 juv, c30 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 17 Blackcap including 6 juv, 12 Chiffchaff + 1 at nest feeding young, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 8 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 3rd - Lloyd Park: Lesser Whitethroat. (PP)
  • 3rd - Melville Avenue, South Croydon: (18.45) 3 Red Kites drifting west, high. At least two of them showing heavy moult on inner primaries. (AJP) See also below. admin
  • 3rd - Shirley: 6 Red Kites heading west 18:50 (London Birders - Zoe Barklow)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose + 3 young, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 5 Swift, Kingfisher, pair Kestrel + 4 young, Jackdaw, Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting. (JAH/PP)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: Red Kite over high drifting SW (finally caught up with this species here after 25+ year wait!), 4 young Kestrels and adult male, Reed Warbler, Egyptian Goose. (JB)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) pair Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 32 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 20 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 19 Moorhen, 27 Coot, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove + 3 juv, 4 Collared Dove, c20 Swift, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Song Thrush, 12 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 10 House Sparrow + 5 young, Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 1st - Sanderstead: Information received that the regularly seen Heron has killed the brood of ducklings and the Mandarin! (admin)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake: (7:40:09:15) pair Mute Swan + 2 cygnets, 30 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose + 3 young, 18 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 17 Moorhen + 2 on nests, 24 Coot + 4 on nests, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, c30 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker + 3 at nests feeding young, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, 10 Blackcap + 3 family parties of 4-4-3, 12 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit + 3 family parties of 7-5-5, 10 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)