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  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 20 Greylag Goose, Teal, 4 Shoveler, 11 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Red Kite, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 11 Jackdaw, Coal Tit, 9 Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 29th - Waddon Ponds: 16.00-17.00. 8 Mute Swan (2ad and only 6 juv - apparently one of the ringed cygnets has been taken away by the Swan Sanctuary), 17 Canada Goose, 1 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 24 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Robin 1 (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 29th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (1pm): 1f Sparrowhawk circling/drifting high SW (GH)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: Teal, 16 Cormorant, 2 Water Rail, Stonechat. (JAH)
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 17 Egyptian Goose - site record count (resident three + flock of 14 low over SE), Teal, Peregrine over south, Whinchat. (JAH/PP)
  • 27th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Golden Plover heard flying over at 22:45. (JB)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Mute Swan, 25 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe + juv., Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Lesser Black-backed Gull,, Tawny Owl flying home late, 3 Water Rail (one running round lake, two calling from wetlands), Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 4 Jackdaw, Coal Tit, 8 Chiffchaff. (JAH)
  • 26th - Sanderstead (Copthorne Rise): 1 Spotted Flycatcher foraging in back garden (John Patterson)
  • 26th - Shirley (Millers Pond) (10am): 27th update: a pair of Wood Ducks present (the oddly-coloured male Wood Duck not seen since 15th), plus immature Grey Heron (Michael Hampton per GH) 27th - approx 1730: no sign of pair Wood Ducks, only one very pale coloured one (SEC)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 4 Mute Swan, 26 Greylag Goose, 5 Shoveler, 14 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + juv., Water Rail, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, 4 Swallow, House Martin, Whinchat, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 25th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:00) 1 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 19 Mallard, 22 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 9 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Mute Swan, 58 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 11 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe + juv., Sparrowhawk, Water Rail in wetlands stream, Tawny Owl perched near Elmers End Entrance and calling 6.10am, 2 Kestrel, Blackcap, Whinchat in Moat Field, 3 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit feeding in Moat Field with Chiffchaffs. (JAH)
  • 25th - Riddlesdown: 07:30-08:40. Siskin over, 3 Linnet, 20+ Meadow Pipits (mainly single flock at Warlingham Court), 1 Buzzard, 7 Jays. Only 1 Chiffchaff. (JB)
  • 24th - South Norwood Lake: 1 Mute Swan, 10 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 18 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby (over SW), 18 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 House Martin, 1f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 57 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 11 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + juv., Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 4 Jackdaw, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, first Siskin of the autumn. (JAH)
  • 23rd - Not actually within Croydon, but there were 19 Spoonbills at Beddington Farmlands this morning before they were spooked by bikers and finally flew off to the south at 11:30. Keep your eyes open. (Admin)
  • 23rd - Queens Road Cemetery: Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Goldcrests. (Nigel Harris by email)
  • 23rd - South Norwood Country Park: 62 Greylag Goose (JAH) Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, 2 Willow Warblers. (Rob Wyllie by Twitter)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 16 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 4 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 14 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 6 Cormorant, adult + juv. Little Grebe, Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 3 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Whinchat, 2 Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting. (JAH/PP)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 7 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebes, Common Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel. (JB)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 15 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian, 4 Shoveler, 7 Cormorant, adult and juv. Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Mistle Thrush, Whinchat, 2 Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 19th - Waddon Ponds: Another cygnet ringed today by Mark Stanley - orange 4CSX. Also 1 Teal and c120 Black-headed Gulls present. (JB)
  • 19th - Old Coulsdon (TQ318580): poss Barn Owl 01:30 ['very pale'] (London Birders - Mark Baldwin via Surrey BN) If anyone knows more about this please contact me as this is the potential first Barn Owl in Croydon for many years. (Admin)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Goose, 5 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 9 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 12 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 2 Mistle Thrush, Whinchat, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 18th - Norbury SW16: 5 Jays in garden (SEC)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 20 Mallard, 1f Shoveler, 18 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Jay, 4 Jackdaw (2 over) 9 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 3 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, 2 Blackcap, Whinchat, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 17th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 34 Canada Goose, 18 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant + 8 over (09:10 N/NW), 1 Grey Heron, 19 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 17th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Linnet over at 11:10. (JB)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose with 39 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 8 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 219 Woodpigeon, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Whinchat, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 16th - South Norwood (Goat House Bridge) (09:25): 6 Swallows over S/SW (JW)
  • 16th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) 2 Mute Swan, (no Canada Geese), 16 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 1 Stock Dove, 8 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 9 House Sparrow, 11 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan took off toward SNL and returned later on, 13 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 11 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe + 1 young, Common Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Coal Tit, 3 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 15th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1f 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 17 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 6 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 14th - Wandle Park: Morning - Whinchat, 1 Black-headed Gull. (Sue Henning by email). Lunchtime - 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Stock Dove. (JB)
  • 14th - Between Wandle Park tram stop and Purley Way: 1 Grey Wagtail and 5 Mallard on open stretch of River Wandle that I didn't know existed until today. (JB)
  • 14th - Waddon Ponds: 1st re-sighting of cygnet 4CSQ. 33 Black-headed Gulls inc Danish bird white VBA. 2 Egyptian Geese, 39 Canada Geese, 1ad & 1y Little Grebe, c100 Feral Pigeons. Meadow Pipit flew over John Lewis car park as I walked up to main gate. (JB)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 45 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 6 Shoveler, 11 Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe + 1 young, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 3 Stock Dove, 8 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit. (JAH)
  • 13th - Waddon Ponds: Thanks to Mark Stanley for ringing one of the Mute Swan cygnets today. Now bears an orange ring with code 4CSQ. (JB)
  • 13th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (9am): Nuthatch calling in gdn sycamore & Chiffchaff contact-calling on rlwy land (GH)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 37 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 5 Shoveler, 12 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, Coal Tit, 4 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat, 11 Greenfinch. (JAH)
  • 12th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Chiffchaff calling in garden. (JB)
  • 12th - Millers Pond: Unusually coloured drake Wood Duck, 1 Grenada Goose, 1 Greylag, 12+ Canada Geese, 2 Chiffchaffs. And a decoy for good measure. (JB)
    Pale Wood Duck cropped
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  • 12th - Shirley (Freshfields) (11am): Nuthatch possibly caching food in the garden fence (Sheila Mason per GH)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: 24 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Kestrel, 3 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Whinchat, 2 Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 46 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 10 Shoveler, 7 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 3 Grey Wagtail, 4 Greenfinch. (JAH)
  • 10th - Millers Pond: Female Mandarin, pale drake Wood Duck. (Jovita Kaunang by email)
    Mandarin 1 cropped

    Female Mandarin by Jovita Kaunang

  • 10th - Riddlesdown: 1 Buzzard heard in distance, 1 Linnet, a flyover Pied/White Wagtail and c12 Chiffchaffs were the best of a poor bunch of birds. (JB)
  • 10th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) no Canada or Egyptian Geese, 21 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1m/1f Sparrowhawk, 15 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 8 House Sparrow, 15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: Male Pied Flycatcher perched briefly by side of lake at 6.45am. Also: 16 Greylag Goose, Snipe, Kingfisher. (JAH) Great record, John. (admin)
  • 9th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Chiffchaff calling in neighbouring garden. (JB)
  • 9th - Wandle Park: 1 Whinchat, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Mallard, 1 ad & 2 imm Moorhens, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Chiffchaff. (JB)
  • 9th - Waddon Ponds: WeBS count 08:35-09:05. 2ad & 8 young Mute Swans, 2 Egyptian Geese (NO Canadas), 63 Mallard, 5 Tufted Ducks, 5 Little Grebes, 13 Moorhens, 20 Coot, 18 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c100 Feral Pigeons. (JB)
  • 9th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:15) 15 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1juv, 1m/1f Sparrowhawk, 18 Moorhen, 26 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay, 2 Jackdaw (on playing fields), 6 House Sparrow, 8 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 36 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 12 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 18 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 15 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1juv, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Moorhen, 20 Coot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1f Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 3 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 42 Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shoveler, 8 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 6 Jay, Jackdaw, 5 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail. (JAH/PP)
  • 7th - Park Hill (Selborne Road): Buzzard flying low mobbed by Parakeets and Magpies at 09:00. (Graham Guerin by email)
  • 7th - New Addington (Field Way) (5pm): 1 Buzzard soaring overhead (Michael Hampton per GH)
  • 7th - Purley (Peaks Hill): 1 Buzzard flying over being mobbed by crows at 16.30. (DAL)
  • 7th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 12 Canada Goose, 18 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1juv, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 46 Greylag Goose, 65 Canada Goose, 7 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shoveler, 10 Cormorant, Little Grebe + 1 young, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Jackdaw,Spotted Flycatcher at mound end of Ryelands path, Coal Tit, 3 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, Whinchat in Moat Field, 4 Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park - Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 2 Common Sandpiper (Brian Russell)
  • 5th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7pm): Group of 5 Egyptian Geese flying very low N towards SN Lake (GH)
  • 3rd - New Addington (Birch Wood) (10.30am): 1 Buzzard mewing loudly at top of larch tree, then a little later a separate pair overhead with a 3rd one soaring much higher above them (Michael Hampton per GH)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 31 Greylag Goose, 5 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 7 Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe + 1 young, Sparrowhawk, Common Sandpiper, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, 3 Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting. (JAH/DM/DMac)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) no Canada or Egyptian Geese on Lake today, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1 juv, 15 Moorhen, 20 Coot, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Country Park: 6 Greylag Goose, 5 Egyptian Goose, 4 Shoveler, 11 Cormorant, Little Egret, Little Grebe with young, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, 2 Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat. (JAH)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 2 Canada Goose, 12 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1 juv, 1m Kestrel, 18 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Jay, 3 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: 33 :Greylag Goose, 4 Shoveler, Kingfisher, 20 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat. (JAH)
  • 1st - Waddon Ponds: 10.00-11.00. Mute Swan family (2ad & 8 juv), 26 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 19 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe plus 1 juv, 1 Sparrowhawk (going west to east), 1 Peregrine (going south to north), 2 Moorhen plus 1 juv, 15 Coot, 14 Black-headed Gull inc white VBA, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 2 Jay, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Robin (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)