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Mandarin at Sanderstead
  • 31st - Sanderstead Pond: Male Mandarin. (Anne Collins)
  • 31st - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian + 7 goslings, 2 Teal, Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Snipe, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine with prey low over lake, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 30th - Purley: Buzzard over Lower Barn Road 11.45pm (NH)
  • 30th - South Croydon Allotments: Buzzard over at 3pm. (NH)
  • 30th - Sanderstead: Sparrowhawk hunting through Briton Hill Road garden. (JB)
  • 30th - Hutchinsons Bank: Four Buzzards circling overhead together at 14:00 including one very pale individual. (John Parish).
  • 30th - Fryston Ave: 2 Red Kites one at 07:50 and one at 11:25 (PP)
  • 30th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 2 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 17 Mallard, 35 Tufted Duck, pair +1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1m Sparrowhawk, 16 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 7ad Lesser Blacked-backed Gull (on lake for 15mins, then flew off N/NW), 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 2 singing Blackcap, 5 singing Chiffchaff, 1 singing Willow Warbler, 4 pair Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 1 Jackdaw (over), 8 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 30th - Croft Rd SW16: (6.15pm) c70 gulls drifting North. Saw too late to identify. (SEC)
  • 30th - Biggin Wood SW16/SE19: (8 10am) Great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker (SEC)
  • 30th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Goose inc 5261670 & 5261831, 19 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 9 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 2 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 29th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose inc 5261670 & 5261831, 28 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 10 Coot, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 8 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 4 House Sparrow, 4 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 29th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 36 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 18 Moorhen, 24 Coot (4 pairs nest-building), 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 singing Willow Warbler ((1st Croydon sighting this year? (GH)), 4 pairs Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 7 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 28th - Sanderstead Pond: Pheasant. (Claire Thorn)
  • 28th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns (2.30pm): Female Sparrowhawk calling & setting up all the local avian wildlife for several minutes (GH)
  • 28th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 36 Tufted Duck, pair +1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 pairs Long-tailed Tits nest building, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 6 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose + 8 goslings, 3 Teal, drake Mandarin (first here since May 2015), 5 Little Grebe, Snipe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 27th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 31 Canada Goose, 23 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 4 Robin, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose + 8 goslings, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 11 Fieldfare, 2 Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 26th - Pittville Gdns, South Norwood (2.40pm): Common Buzzard (rare this far up the borough) drifting very low E (GH)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose + 8 goslings, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, Snipe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 8 goslings, 2 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 3 Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Nuthatch (first here since Oct. 2015), 5 Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian + 8 goslings, 2 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe, Snipe, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 11 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 23rd - Riddlesdown: 07:25 - 10:05: 2 Redwing, 6+ Chiffchaff, 6+ Skylark, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Jay, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), pair Stock Dove, pair Collared Dove, 20+ pairs Jackdaw, Goldcrest singing by Atwood School. (JB)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose with eight goslings, 2 Teal, Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 22nd - Sanderstead: Spring arrived in Briton Hill Road around 12:30 with a male Blackcap in garden followed soon after by a Chiffchaff. Also 2 Stock Doves at 15:15. (JB)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 3 Egyptian Goose, 27 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe (1 pair nest-building), 2 Cormorant, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit (nest-building), 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (3 singing), 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Snipe, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 25 Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 21st - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 9am: Newly-arrived Blackcap in garden (heard singing for 5 mins, then flew off) (GH)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, 20 Black-headed Gull (12 over), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 7 Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM) 2 Grey Wagtails (PP)
  • 20th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 1.15pm: 2 Sand Martins rapidly very low NW over house, plus pair Greylag Geese medium low E (towards SNCP?) (GH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:45) 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 28 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2imm Herring Gull, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park : 4 Shelduck circled over lake, then flew SW. Also 2 Teal, Cetti's Warbler (Ian Young) In addition:: 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Coal Tit, 9 Chiffchaff, 19 Fieldfare, 2 male Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM/DMac)
  • 20th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose inc 5261670 & 5261831, 21 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 12 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap female, 9 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 19th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 13 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 16 Coot, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 19 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap male, 2 Wren, 9 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 19th - Hutchinsons Bank (work day): Buzzard, Red Kite and Kestrel. (John Parish)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 9 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 18th - Selsdon: Red Kite flew south over Kingswood Way at 14:20.(Peter Gunkel)
  • 18th - Addington Hills (am): A flock of six Redpolls for a few minutes in the tops of Birches in Lower Triangle. Also a singing Chiffchaff and 15 Redwings through. (John Parish)
  • 18th - Riddlesdown: Red Kite north at 08:15, Cuckoo heard calling briefly at 10:18. Several Skylarks and Chiffchaffs singing, 1 Bullfinch. (JB)
  • 18th - Nr Caterham (A22): 2 Red Kites north of Wapses Lodge roundabout at 10:40 (SEC)
  • 18th - Sanderstead: 1 Kestrel - very scarce round here these days. No Black-headed Gulls, so presumably heading back to breeding grounds. (JB)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Snipe, 14 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 13 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH/PP)
  • 18th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 59 Canada Goose inc 5261670, 5261831 & 5261849, 16 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 11 Coot, 1 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (1 on nest), 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 15 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 9 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 17th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose over, 16 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 14 Coot 3 on nest, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 7 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Wren, 6 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 4 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 17th - Queen's Rd Cemetery, Thornton Heath (1pm-2.30pm): 24 species incl. pair Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, pair Mistle Thrush, singing Goldcrest, Coal Tit & Jackdaw (GH)
  • 17th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 2 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Goose, 36 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit (1 pair nest building), 2 Coal Tit, 7 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, Snipe, 5 Black-headed Gull over, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 7 singing Chiffchaff, singing Blackcap, 7 Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:45}: 3 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Goose, 39 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 5 House Sparrow, 6 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 16th - Addington: Buzzard in field by Kent Gate Way. (Mavis Barber)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Greylag Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Snipe, 5 Black-headed Gull over, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 13 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 15th - Russell Hill, Purley: 2 Buzzards circling overhead at 16.30pm (DAL)
  • 15th - Riddlesdown: 3 Chiffchaffs singing, but no Skylarks heard. (J & CB)
  • 15th - Croham Hurst golf course - 1 Chiffchaff singing, 1 Bullfinch calling, 1 Pheasant calling (DAL)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: Greylag Goose, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 6 Little Grebe (a record count), Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail, Snipe over Moat Field, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 8 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 35 Redwing, 26 Fieldfare, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 14th - Hutchinsons Bank (work day) : One Red Kite quartering the site at low level for about 15 minutes. 3 - 4 Buzzards soaring overhead, one of them in obvious display flight. (John Parish)
  • 14th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 1 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Goose, 32 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron (over), 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 6 House Sparrow, 4 singing Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 young Mute Swan over, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, Snipe, Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl calling from cemetery border, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 13th - Shirley: Red-legged Partridge in garden in The Grange. (M Harper)
  • 13th - Wandle Park: Late WeBS count. Just 3 Mallards, 2 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Grey Wagtails. Also present 83+ Crows, pair of Stock Doves, 4+ Blackbirds, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming. (JB)
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  • 13th - Waddon Ponds: 08:15-08:45 late WeBS count. 2 Mute Swans (adults copulating, cygnets now gone), 11 Canada Geese, 19 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebes (2 pairs), 24 Coot (one sitting on nest), 10 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 37 Black-headed Gulls. Also Green Woodpecker and Mistle Thrush of note. (JB)
  • 13th - Sanderstead: 30 Black-headed Gull - numbers declining, 4 Canada Geese, Nuthatch in cemetery, Crow taking nest material to cemetery. (JB)
  • 13th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 3 Mute Swan, 7 Egyptian Goose, 42 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit +1 pair nest building, 1 Coal Tit, 5 House Sparrow, 6 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 3 Snipe, 19 Back-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine, Jackdaw, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 10 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Siskin, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 12th - Thornton Heath recreation ground: 1 Blackcap (male) (D Benton)
  • 12th - Farthing Downs: 2 Stock Dove over, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Skylark in song, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Redwing, 21 Jackdaw, 6 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Goldfinch over, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Dunnock in song, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch. (David Hayes)
  • 12th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 1 Mute Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 38 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 12 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 2ad/3imm Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff ( 1 singing), 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 4 House Sparrow, 6 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 12th - Waddon Ponds: 07.30-08.30. 2 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 13 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 18 Coot (2 on nest), 23 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow 2 on nest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 2 Starling, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 11th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Goose inc ringed birds 5261831, 5261670 & 5261619, 2 Egyptian Goose, 13 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 16, Coot (2 on nest), 119 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 2 Herring Gull, 6 Woodpigeon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow on nest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit on nest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 7 House Sparrow, 2 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 11th - Riddlesdown: Chiffchaff singing at 16:45. (Nicola Hunt)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 45 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 29 Fieldfare, 39 Redwing (34 over on migration), 2 Mistle Thrush, first female Stonechat of year, 2 singing male Reed Bunting. (JAH)Little Egret 6:35(PP)
  • 11th - Chepstow Rise (09:00): Male Blackcap in garden hedge. (Winter visitor or summer? My first garden record for 2017, though females were seen in Nov & Dec 2016) (John Parish).
  • 10th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 24 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 29 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 50 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Woodpigeon, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit with fully completed nest, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 2 House Sparrow (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 10th - Chepstow Rise (noon): Face-to-face meeting with a cock Pheasant on the sidewalk (John Parish).
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan displaying/mating, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Snipe, 91 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, Cetti's Warbler (my 200th record for the Park), 59 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 9th - Waddon Ponds: 12.30-13.30. 2 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Goose inc ringed birds 5261831 & 5261670, 2 Egyptian Goose, 16 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 62 Black-headed Gull onc white VBA, 3 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Herring Gull inc new bird TW2.T, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 56 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Cetti's Warbler, 11 Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 51 Black-headed Gull, 16 Stock Dove on freshly turned field, Collared Dove, male Kestrel taking prey to nest, Cetti's Warbler, 26 Fieldfare, Redwing, Stonechat, 2 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 7th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) mid pm: pair of Cormorants low SW, 2 crows repeatedly attacking a Jackdaw in the air (unusual behaviour anyone?) & Goldcrest singing in leylandii (GH)
  • 7th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 1 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Goose, 29 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1f Sparrowhawk, 45 Black-headed Gull, 2ad/3imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 9 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jackdaw, 7 House Sparrow, 3 singing Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 12 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail, 75 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, 57 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:09:30) 1 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 29 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe (displaying), 5 Cormorant, 45 Black-headed Gull, 3imm Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove (both collecting nesting material), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 singing Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Jackdaw (on playing fields), 6 House Sparrow, 4 singing Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail, Snipe, 63 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, 21 Fieldfare, Redwing, Stonechat, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 4th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 3pm: Female Sparrowhawk stooping in seconds from great height to ground level & out of sight (GH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Lake:(08:00:09:45) 1 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 43 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jackdaw (on playing fields), 5 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Snipe over, 88 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Kestrel, Peregrine, 2 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Cetti's Warbler, 64 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Reed Bunting. (JAH/PP)
  • 3rd - Lloyd Park: Buzzard over at 14:15 (PP)
  • 2nd - Hutchinsons Bank: Buzzard over at 14:30. (John Parish)
  • 2nd- Farthing Downs: Red Kite at 14.00. I was 'buzzed' twice when jogging through Woodplace Farm Fields. Remarkably fearless and swooped within a couple of metres. Bird then attacked a grounded crow and landed in adjacent farmland before heading towards Devilsden Woods where it was mobbed by magpies. Last seen circling high over Happy Valley with another bird at 14.15.
  • 1st - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 2pm: Adult Great Black-backed Gull through medium high SW (GH)
  • 1st - Riddlesdown: 3 male Stonechats (Warlingham Court Farm area), 4 Meadow Pipits, 8 Skylarks, 6+ Song Thrushes singing, 3 Redwings, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Bullfinches, 4 Green Woodpeckers. (JB)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 2 Water Rail, Snipe, 106 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, Kestrel, good views of Cetti's Warbler in fine voice in big reed bed, 67 Fieldfare, 23 Redwing, Reed Bunting. (JAH)