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Please feel free to post records of sightings for locations within the Croydon area on this Wiki. To do so, just click on the 'Edit' prompt beside the relevant month and use the standard format. Alternatively, you can email the sightings (with date and location) to johnbirkett(at)hotmail.co.uk. Note that records submitted to this website will be shared with the RSPB Croydon Local Group for use in their survey of birds in Croydon. We may get back to you for more info about records of scarcer species and records of other wildlife as records posted here may also be submitted to the London Natural History Society and the Surrey county bird recorder. Do not post records on this website unless you are happy for them to be shared with the other organisations mentioned here. Please do not post details of scarce breeding birds (those included in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, amended 2000) except to alert other observers to the presence somewhere in the borough when it should be shown as Location undisclosed. Any reports giving a specific location will be removed or modified by the website administrator. We would still like to know of such potential breeding records, so please e-mail them to johnbirkett(at)hotmail.co.uk. If posting records from a private garden include the street name if you wish, but do not give the house number without express permission. You can use these links to find out more about Birdwatching Sites in Croydon and for information about Ringed Birds. There is a separate page for recording sightings of species other than birds, eg mammals, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Click on the link here to access Other Wildlife. Regular contributors identified below by only initials are - John Birkett (JB), Gavin Hawgood (GH), John Hughes (JAH), Dave MacMillan (DMac), Dave Miller (DM), Mike Netherwood (MJN), Alan Pearson (AJP) and John Watson (JW).

2015 Croydon Bird ReportEdit

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The 2015 Croydon Bird Report has now been published. For details of how to obtain a copy please see the RSPB Croydon Local Group's website. The price has been maintained at last year's £3.50.

Photos RequestEdit

If anyone takes photographs of birds in Croydon and is willing to let the RSPB Croydon Local Group use them in their annual report can you please get in touch with John Birkett (johnbirkett(at)hotmail.co.uk). I am particularly interested in any photos of the Cetti's Warbler at SNCP.

October 2017 Edit

  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose + 4 young, 23 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Redwing, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 17th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 1ad 2 juv Mute Swans, 30 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 21 Mallard, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Kestrel, 22 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 31 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 8 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Jay, 2 Jackdaw (over) 9 House Sparrow, 20+ Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: Egyptian Goose, 21 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 6 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Siskin + yellow Parakeet. (JAH)
  • 17th - Riddlesdown: 07:30-08:40. 250+ Woodpigeons, Buzzard at 07:34, 4 Skylarks over, 3 Meadow Pipits, 5 Bullfinches, 9 Blackbirds, 11 Jays, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 100+ Crows by Riddlesdown Academy. (JB)
  • 16th - Park Hill Park (11:30): 2 Kestrels flying around the water tower with 5 magpies and 3 or 4 crows in pursuit. Only my 3rd and 4th records of the falcon at the site this century. (john parish)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 1m 2 juv Mute Swan, 28 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 18 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 20 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 22 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail , 2 Sonsh 1 Chiffchaf, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 18 House Sparrow,(JW)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose + 4 young, 20 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Kestrel, 3 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 4 Skylark, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Redwing, 3 Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, 2 Redpoll. 52 species. (JAH)
  • 15th - Sanderstead, near Waitrose. Afternoon, around 3pm: distant call of a Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine flying overhead (first personal sighting in the area). Also suspected tawny owl faeces seen, deposited on a trailer tent. (London Bird Club)
  • 15th - Waddon Ponds: 09.30-10.30. 4 Mute Swan, 33 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 18 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Moorhen, 10 Coot, 62 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 1 Herring Gull, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 8 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 15th - South Norwood: (Kings Road) 14:20 3 Redwing over (JW)
  • 15th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00-09:30) 1m 2 juv Mute Swan, 24 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 22 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 1m Kestrel, 18 Moorhen, 27 Coot, 28 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 2 chiffchaff, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 4 House Sparrows, 15 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 14th - Riddlesdown: 07:30-08:50. Siskin heard over, 15 Redwing, 23 Starling flew SW at 07:55, 6 Linnets over, 5+ 'alba' wagtails over, 3 Skylarks, 6 Meadow Pipits, 1 Song Thrush singing at 08:10, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Jays, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch, 50+ Woodpigeons included many juveniles. (JB)
  • 14th - Lloyd Park: (13:20 - 13:30) in 10 minutes viewing the following were seen drinking/bathing in the stream feeding into the small pond:- one Mistle Thrush, one Blue Tit, one male Greenfinch, four Redpoll and one female Bullfinch. (John Parish)
  • 14th- South Norwood Lake: ( 07:45-09:30) 1ad 2 juv Mute Swan, 27 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 15 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Moorhen, 23 Coot, 14 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove includeing 3 juv, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 1f Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 8 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 14th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (1.45pm): male Kestrel quartering the rlwy land & two groups of 4 & 6 Redwings through low SW (GH)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose + 5 young, 32 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 52 Redwing, Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Siskin. (JAH/PP)
  • 13th - Farthing Downs: Short visit produced 2 Siskin over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chaffinch over, flock of 12 Goldfinch with 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing over, 3 Goldcrest, 4 juv Chiffchaff, 1 Yellowhammer. (DH)
  • 13th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (2.30pm): male Kestrel & female Sparrowhawk hunting low over rlwy land; group of 3 Redwings through low SW (GH)
  • 12th - Purley: Sparrowhawk over Purley Park Road towards Brighton Road. (JB)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 8 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 7 young, 31 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 18 Redwing, Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 28 Greylag Goose, 5 Egyptian Goose (3 over) + 8 young, 35 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Kestrel, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 Redwing, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 10th - Hutchinsons Bank (work day): 10:30, three Common Buzzards circling over the reserve; 14:00, one Red Kite drifted along the bank from S to N. (John Parish)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose + 8 young, 29 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, Skylark, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 5 Redwing, Stonechat, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 10th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Redwing heard over garden about 8am. (JB)
  • 9th - Shirley (Freshfields): 100+ Jackdaws over garden at dusk. (Sheila Mason)
  • 9th - Waddon Ponds: WeBS count 08:20-08:50. 2 adult & just 2 juv Mute Swans from family, 20 Canada Geese, 41 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 22 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 1 Little Grebe, 30 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Crow, 30+ Ring-necked Parakeet. (JB)
  • 9th - Wandle Park: WeBS count. 8 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 13 Crows. (JB)
  • 9th - Central Croydon: Sparrowhawk over Fairfield Halls at 09:17, 100+ Feral Pigeons. (JB)
  • 9th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 1ad 2 juv Mute Swans, 32 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian goose, 18 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 18 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove + 2 juv, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Jay, 4 House Sparrows, c20 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose + 9 young, 29 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 6 Skylark, 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 102 Redwing (some stopped to feed on rowans), 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 8th - Waddon Ponds: 08.00-09.00. 4 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Goose, 36 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 15 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 31 Black-headed Gull inc ringed birds VBA & 2DFF, 1 Herring Gull, 13 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 20+ Ring-necked Parakeet, 11 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 8th - Selsdon (Farley Road): 2 Buzzards circling high over house at 11:40 then joined by a 3rd before heading off SW. (Shirley Shephard)
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45) 1ad 2 juv Mute Swan, 30 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1f Kestrel, 24 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 3 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 6 House Sparrow, Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 8th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (1.30pm): male Kestrel in garden sycamore; Chiffchaff calling on rlwy land (GH)
  • 7th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (4pm): Sparrowhawk circled/drifted high E & male Kestrel hovered, then perched for 10 mins on rlwy land fencing (GH)
  • 7th - South Norwood Lake: 1ad 2 juv Mute Swan, 34 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 26 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 24 Moorhen, 32 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 3 Jackdaw, 7 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 34 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 9 young, 26 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 9 Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 6th - Lloyd Park: 09:15. Single Redwing hedge-hopped from park into back-gardens beyond northern boundary. Also single Grey Heron and Sparrowhawk over. (John Parish)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 34 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 9 young, 29 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Tawny Owl. (JAH)
  • 4th - Croham Hurst: 07:00-08:10. Apart from 1 Redwing SW at 07:22 and a Meadow Pipit over at 07:39 the highlight of this migration watch was a passage of 428 Feral Pigeons SE in half an hour. 1 Bullfinch, a Nuthatch and a few Goldfinches were around.(JB)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 33 Greylag Goose, now 9 Egyptian goslings, Stonechat, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 2nd - Riddlesdown: 07:30-08:30. 10+ Meadow Pipits, Kestrel, 2 Bullfinch, Nuthatch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Skylark, Crow carrying nest material. (JB)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: 48 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 8 young, 19 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Peregrine circling over Ryelands Field before going south 8.40am, Jackdaw, 6 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whinchat and Stonechat still in Moat Field, Grey Wagtail. (JAH) c200 Starlings on Ryelands at 15:00.(JB)
  • 1st - Riddlesdown: 150 House Martins in half an hour. (Brian Thomas)
  • 1st - Waddon Ponds: 09.00-10.00. 2 adult and 4 juv Mute Swan, 14 Canada Goose, 36 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 17 Coot, 21 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 5 Redwing flew over, 2 Robin, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 1st - Shirley Road: 12:00 male Sparrowhawk harrying a flock of Pigeons and Starlings. 11:45 1 Swallow s/e at bottom of Gravel Hill. ( Rob Wyllie)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 1ad 2 juv Mute Swan, 28 Canada Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 20 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Moorhen, 22 Coot, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1f Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 9 House Sparrow, (JW}
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: 51 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + their new brood of 8 goslings (the third of the year!), 13 Shoveler, 10 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, Water Rail, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 3 Goldcrest, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Whinchat, Stonechat, 3 Bullfinch. (JAH) 17, 11, then 8 House Martins over towards Albert Road, 12 Goldfinches, Goldcrest, Jay, Chiffchaff calling, male stonechat showing well, Whinchat showed briefly in the central field looking towards the hawthorn and sloe hedgerow, is that the Moat field (J.A.H), the pair of Kestrels were hunting together and were joined by the third before they were all chased off by the Crows, 3 Lesser Black Backed Gulls (1 adult, 1 second year, 1 immature). (Rob Wyllie)

Archived RecordsEdit

2017 January 2017 - February 2017 - March 2017 - April 2017 - May 2017 - June 2017 - July 2017 - August 2017 - September 2017 - October 2017 - November 2017 - December 2017

2016 January 2016 - February 2016 - March 2016 - April 2016 - May 2016 - June 2016 - July 2016 - August 2016 - September 2016 - October 2016 - November 2016 - December 2016

2015 January 2015 - February 2015 - March 2015 - April 2015 - May 2015 - June 2015 - July 2015 - August 2015 - September 2015 - October 2015 - November 2015 - December 2015

2014 January 2014 - February 2014 - March 2014 - April 2014 - May 2014 - June 2014 - July 2014 - August 2014 - September 2014 - October 2014 - November 2014 - December 2014

2013 January 2013 - February 2013 - March 2013 - April 2013 - May 2013 - June 2013 - July 2013 - August 2013 - September 2013 - October 2013 - November 2013 - December 2013

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