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  • 30th - Farthing Downs: 1 kestrel seen to make a kill, then flew off with small prey to feast elsewhere. Wonderful to see. 3 bullfinch, 2 linnet, 1 mipit only, 16 fieldfare over, 20 + redwing, 11 long tailed tit in a loose flock, 1 chiffchaff, 3 goldcrest, 20+ jackdaws circling overhead, 1 very distant mistle thrush singing. (David Hayes)
  • 30th- South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, male Mandarin (first since Sept.2011) 3 Teal, 10 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, Peregrine putting on quite a display over Moat Field, 3 Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 22 Herring Gull on island, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Fieldfare, Redwing, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Bullfinch. (JAH/DM) Little Egret, Blackcap, 3 Redwing (London Bird Club - Steven Robinson)
  • 29th - Croydon town centre: my first ever Redwing there this morning. (JB)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: Woodcock flew from Moat Field towards The Scrub, 19 Greylag Goose, 10 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 13 Cormorant (8 over), Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 3 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 8 Fieldfare, 21 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Jackdaw, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 17 Greylag Goose, 8 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 11 Cormorant (10 over), 2 Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Fieldfare, 11 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 27th - Riddlesdown: Very brief flight view of a bunting that was most probably a female reed--surely too hopeful to have any yellowhammers return? Birds very thin on the ground elsewhere up there - no larks or pipits, but another stonechat in the rough by Court Farm along with a single green woodpecker.(Brian Thomas)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 12 Shoveler, Pochard, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 2 Fieldfare, 7 Redwing, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 26th - Riddlesdown: Up to c60 goldfinches (my biggest charm for many years) and 6 greenfinches, along with 2 stonechats. There are also good numbers of redwing, fieldfare and song thrush in the same locality. (Brian Thomas)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 18 Greylag Goose, 13 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, 10 Redwing, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit. (JAH)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 8 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail (one in flight), 5 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 8 Fieldfare, Coal Tit, 2 female Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 24th - South Norwood Lake: (08:30:09:45) 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Cormorant, c180 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Jay, c40 Starlings (on playing fields), 2 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 9 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 5 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Jackdaw, Linnet, Bullfinch. (JAH/DMs)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 10 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull on Ryelands, Stock Dove, Fieldfare, Coal Tit. (JAH)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 24 Greylag Goose, 12 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Fieldfare, Chiffchaff. (JAH)
  • 21st - Beddington Farmlands: 13 Brent Geese SE [ie towards Croydon]. (Surrey Bird Club)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: 24 Greylag Goose, 8 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 7 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 20 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 5 Water Rail (incl. one yet again in short flight from big reed bed to just beyond platform 4), Snipe over, 7 Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl calling, Grey Wagtail, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, female Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 9 Shoveler, Pochard, 13 Pheasant (another record count), 2 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 7 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Meadow Pipit, 9 Fieldfare, 13 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Jackdaw, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 73 Mallard, 8 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Meadow Pipit, 9 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff (one still singing), Goldcrest. (JAH)
  • 17th - Wettern Tree Gardens: 2Tawny Owls hooting and squabbling at 22:50 then Redwing heard calling overhead. (JB)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 7 Shoveler, 12 Pheasant (site record count), 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest. (JAH)
  • 17th - Warrington Road: Sparrowhawk flying over mobbed by crows (SH)
  • 16th - Farthing Downs: 1 little owl calling, 1 green woodpecker, 3 bullfinches, 17 mipits, 6 fieldfares (my first this year on the Downs), 20+ redwings, 3 goldcrests, 7 goldfinches, 1 chiffchaff, 1 mistle thrush in full song, 1 treecreeper, 1 adult lesser black backed gull over and 50+ herring gulls over, 12 starlings, 3 dunnock, 2 locked into competitive singing. (David Hayes)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake (08:30:10:00hrs) 2 Egyptian Goose, 41 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, Black-headed Gull (c100 on lake & c200 on playing fields), 1 imm Herring Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, c80 Starling (on playing fields), 2 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 12 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Redwing, singing Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest. (JAH)
  • 15th South Norwood Lake (08:30:10:00hrs) 35 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail (over), 1 Chiffchaff, c20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 3 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: 23 Greylag Goose, 12 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park brief visit: 15 Shoveler, Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Kestrel, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Chiffchaff (in song, despite the incessant rain!). (DM)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose, 16 Shoveler, Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail - one on short flight across lake, 5 Common Gull, 11 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 71 Magpie, Siskin, Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 6 Greylag Goose, 8 Shoveler, Pochard, 11 Pheasant, Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail (incl. one in Harrington Road stream for the first time since March 2012), 3 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Jackdaw, Bullfinch. 50 species. (JAH/DM)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: Pochard, 12 Shoveler, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 5 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 13 Redwing, Chiffchaff. (JAH/DM)
  • 10th - Waddon Ponds 08:10-08:55: WeBS count 80+ Black-headed Gulls inc Danish white T09 & Lithuanian HA25829, 1 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Greylag, 32 Canada Geese, 32 Mallard, 14 Tufted Ducks, 34 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 4 Little Grebes, 1 Grey Wagtail. Also 14 Redwings SW at 08:10, 1 Sparrowhawk, Jackdaws heard. (JB). 14.00 - 14:30 1st summer Mediterranean Gull. (Dave Warren & Ernie Thomason). The gull was in an unusual stage of moult having a full black head. What was presumed to be the same bird was seen at Earlswood Lake on 11th Nov. Admin.
  • 10th - Wandle Park: WeBS count: 6 Black-headed Gulls, 15 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe (a new species for me here), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 'alba' wagtails (at least one was a White Wagtail). Also 2 Stock Doves, 1 Meadow Pipit, Redwings heard as I arrived, (JB)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 19 Greylag Goose (took off south at 6.59am), Pochard, 9 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, c150 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, 34 Redwing, Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 9th - Farthing Downs: Quiet recently but today 10 goldcrest, 1 nuthatch, over 10 long tailed tits, 3 bullfinch, 5 mipits, 2 skylarks, 2 pied wagtails, 2 linnets, 2 siskin over, 5 starlings, up to 30 redwings (but still no fieldfares), 1 woodcock flushed on to field adjacent to Downs, 1 green woodpecker, 5 ring necked parakeets, 1 kestrel hunting,1 sparrowhawk over, 2 chaffinch and the usual carrion crows and jackdaws. (David Hayes)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Egyptian Goose (two pairs low over), 16 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 4 Water Rail incl. one in flight over lake, Stock Dove, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 8 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 female Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 13 Shoveler, 10 Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, 4 Water Rail, 144 Black-headed Gull on Ryelands, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit. (JAH)
  • 7th - High Street, Croydon, 09.00hrs: Peregrine over, west, leisurely and reasonably low. (AJP)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 5 Greylag Goose, 9 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Kestrel, 5 Water Rail, 83 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, Fieldfare, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 6th - Riddlesdown: c200 Woodpigeons including at least 160 heading south in flocks of up to 60. 40+ Fieldfares and a few Redwings south at 09:18. 16+ Skylarks, but some were mobile suggesting they were migrants rather than local birds. 7+ Meadow Pipits, 7+ Bullfinches, mixed tit flock on southern edge of Ansley Berry Shaw included a Marsh Tit and 10+ Long-tailed Tits. (JB)
  • 6th - South Norwood Lake: (0845:10:00hrs) 1 eclipse m Teal, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, c60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan (over), 13 Greylag Goose, 15 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Collared Dove, c2,500 Woodpigeon south on migration, Tawny Owl, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 10 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 5th - Thornton Heath (Pawsons Rd) 2pm: Flock of 100+ Starlings circling low over Queens Rd Cemetery (GH)
  • 5th - South Norwood (Portland/Enmore Rds) 12pm: Grey Wagtail alighted on Sports Centre roof (GH)
  • 5th - Waddon Ponds: Male Gadwall, Canada Goose, Little Grebe, c50 Black-headed Gull inc Danish ringed VBA, Hering Gull, 150-200 Ring necked Parakeet. (Ernie Thomason) 50 Black-headed Gull inc VBA and Lithuanian HA52829 plus one not fully read - 62?5?38LT. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: 39 Greylag Goose, 14 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Water Rail, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Collared Dove, Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff (one still singing), 3 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 4th - Waddon Ponds: 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Grey Heron. (Ernie Thomason)
  • 4th - South Norwood Country Park: 39 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 11 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, Jackdaw, 2/3 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 31 Greylag Goose (21 flew at 6.34am, 10 flew at 6.42 and, most unusually, settled on Ryelands Field until 8.20am), 18 Shoveler, 11 Pheasant, 3 Little Grebe, Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 4 Common Gull, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Tawny Owl flying/calling at 6.25am, Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, singing Chiffchaff, Jackdaw, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH/DM)
  • 2nd - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) 11am: Grey Heron low NW (continuously mobbed by crow) (GH)
  • 2nd - Waddon Ponds 08.30-09.00: 1 Greylag Goose, 32 Canada Geese, 20 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 52 Black-headed Gull inc Danish ringed T09 & VBA and Lithuanian HA25829, 12 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 8 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Magpie, 1 Wren, 1 Robin. (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake: 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c60 Black-headed Gull, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail(over) 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 15 Goldfinch, (JW)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: 10 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant, male Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, male Peregrine, Water Rail, c80 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 8 Collared Dove, 7 Redwing, singing Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Jackdaw, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake: 08:45:10:00hrs): 25 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 35 Black-headed Gull, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 15 Redwing (over W), 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, c40 Starling (on playing fields), 4 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 1st - Shirley Park Golf Course (0700 - 0830): 2 Kestrels, 2 Fieldfares, 16 Redwings, 4 Bullfinches. (John Parish)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: Vis mig 07:20-09:20 (mainly southerly or easterly): 471 Woodpigeon, 3 Skylark, 193 Starling, 37 Fieldfare, 53 Redwing. Also around the park: 5 Shoveler, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail. (DM)

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