Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Coccothraustes coccothraustes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tyttenhanger GP: Great White Egret again. GW Egret still 12:45. Taken from a great distance!!
London Wetland Centre: 2 Bonxie N at dawn.Alexandra Park: Hawfinch west 0720.Juv Gannet Staines Res south basin 2.20.
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Brednäbbad Simsnäppa / Grey Phalarope
  Grey Phalarope (Photo credit: Åsa Berndtsson)
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Eastern Lesser Whitethroat watched for 10 minutes in hedge adjacent to Lockhart field and Lockhart Street gardens then flew into sycamore and shortly thereafter south over railway line and out of site. Soft 'tuc' call, sandy brown mantle; no doubt one of the eastern forms.Hilfield Park Reservoir:  Grey Phalarope still from 28th showing well from Viewing Platform in Hog Lane.KGV reservoir : Brent Goose on causeway 13:00.Sewardstone Marsh: 1 Brent Goose flew from the north basin of the KGV Reservoir, and headed N/E 10:34hrs, 1 late Swallow low and south.Oxleas Woods, Eltham SE9 1YG:Firecrest 12.40 hrs.
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Monday, 28 October 2013


Mourning Dove, Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Desc...
Mourning Dove, Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Deschutes National Forest, Near Fort Rock, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
White's Thrush - Dasyueshan - Taiwan_S4E8189
White's Thrush - Dasyueshan - Taiwan_S4E8189 (Photo credit: fveronesi1)
Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Paradise Pond, Port Ara...
Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Paradise Pond, Port Aransas, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
MEGA Highland MOURNING DOVE Isle of Rhum in garden of Kinloch.WHITE'S THRUSH 1 again at St. Agnes, Scilly. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER 1 1st-winter in Millcombe Valley, Lundy. For 1 hour at least from 11:10am.
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Sunday, 27 October 2013


English: Regulus calendula
English: Regulus calendula (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Description: Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus cal...
Description: Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
County Cork RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET Cape Clear trapped/ringed mid a/noon will be released in Cotter's Garden soon.
Image by M. Cadogan of the RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET trapped at Cape Clear, County Cork
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Photograph taken by Devilbirder.
The 'mythical' Cape May warbler finally makes a UK appearance after 36 years | Nature | News | Daily Express

Cape May Warbler on Unst: couple more photos added showing all kinds of angles ;)
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Monday, 14 October 2013


Gannet (Photo credit: Richard Towell)
South Norwood CP: juv Gannet flew SE at 8.33am.Staines Moor: Gannet juv flew over then SE 10.50.Staines Reservoirs: adult Little Gull and Black-necked Grebe.Brent Reservoir: 07.00-09.30 vis-mig - male Ring Ouzel 08.46 low over Dump SW.Tyttenhanger GP: Great White Egret.Lockwood:Rock Pipit,No 5 res: Long-tailed duck.(KJM).
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Sunday, 13 October 2013


English: Juvenile red-throated diver (Gavia st...
English: Juvenile red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Staines Reservoirs: 1 Red-throated Diver on S basin till 15.20 at least.Tyttenhanger GP: Great White Egret.Rye Meads: Short-eared Owl, 152 Common Snipe.Rainham Marshes: Woodcock in gloom and drizzle, 4 Common Scoter.Wormwood Scrubs: Tree Pipit flushed 4 times in the grassland.
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Saturday, 12 October 2013


Bisbita alpino - Grasset de muntanya - Water p...
 Water pipit - Anthus spinoletta (Photo credit: ferran pestaña)
Staines Moor: Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, ringtail Hen Harrier flew off from ground when approached and headed low south 1245.Tyttenhanger GP: Great White Egret on scrape and 2 Raven over.Wanstead Flats: Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Ring Ouzel plus one fly over.Wormwood Scrubs: m Ring Ouzel present in grassland till 0900 at least.Walthamstow Reservoirs: f Goldeneye (W Warwick), 30+ Shoveler (E Warwick), f Long-tailed Duck (No 5 res - presumed Banbury bird), 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Meadow Pipits over.Lockwood:Water pipit (KJMcmanus). Staines Reservoirs: 3 Little Gull, adults, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Greenshank, 3 Northern Wheatear.London Wetland Centre: 2 Jack Snipe, 11 Water Rail, 1 Tawny Owl, 1m Ring Ouzel,1 Rock Pipit.
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Friday, 11 October 2013


English: Short-eared Owl(Asio flammeus Deutsch...
English: Short-eared Owl(Asio flammeus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Walthamstow:Lockwood - Short-Eared Owl (KJMcmanus Lol Cumming). Tyttenhanger GPs: Great White Egret still.Rainham Marshes: Kittiwake W, 2 Little Gulls also Common Scoter.London Wetland Centre:  6 Pintail  , 6 Rock Pipit, 1 NW 09.50, 5 NW 13.50,13 Brambling N/NW, 1 Hawfinch low 12.25.Amwell: 7 adult Whooper Swan on lake, then flew S towards Rye Meads
Wanstead Flats: m Ring Ouzel still broom fields early morning showing well.
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Thursday, 10 October 2013


My score so far is 106sp/128 points. @Patchbirding


A picture of a Redwing Turdus iliacus I took i...
A picture of a Redwing Turdus iliacus I took in Iceland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Regent's Park/Primrose Hill: 12 Shoveler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2750 Redwing W/SW 0920-1100 (peak 0950-1050) most along south side of Park, 43 Fieldfare low W 1025-1040.Thorpe Park: c1700 Redwing over till 10.30 hrs.Brent Reservoir: 13 Herons, Jack Snipe, 10 Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, 2 Chiffchaff, big Redwing movement 07.00 to after 12.00 with vis-mig - 753 Redwing W, 5 Fieldfare W.Holborn: 400+ Redwing over new oxford st 7.40-8.30am.Paddington Green: c375 Redwing SW prior to 08:00 Rainham Marshes: 300 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, Water Pipit, Marsh Harrier.Richmond Park: c880 Redwing flew WNW-WSW 11.00-12.00 after which passage ceased.Staines Reservoirs: 2 Brent Goose till 07.20 when flew off NW, 2 Black-necked Grebe, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper.Wanstead Flats: Ring Ouzel pitched down south of Long Wood 07:50, 1650+ Redwing, 30+ Fieldfare, 10+ Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 5 Brambling.Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - 1100+ Redwing, 3 Fieldfare (KJMcmanus). Wimbledon Common: c220 Redwing W in 15 mins c9.30.
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Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Firecrest (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)
Tyttenhanger GPs: Great White Egret flew off S 7.15 (Alex Lewis Herts site); seen again at 11.30 with 3 Little Egrets and Heron.Brent Reservoir: Vis-mig 07.00-08.45 - Hawfinch W.London Wetland Centre: 1 Garganey juv, 2 Jack Snipe.Grovelands Park: 2 Firecrest male & female displaying, calling & feeding in Holly near Ranger's Hut 11:27-11:35hrs.Snaresbrook/Leyton FlatsFirecrest in hollies n of Gilberts Slade early am.Walthamstow Reservoirs: Lockwood - 27 Little Egret, Snipe (KJMcmanus).
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Monday, 7 October 2013


English: Rock Pipit, Bangor A rock pipit on th...
English: Rock Pipit, Bangor A rock pipit on the Eisenhower pier in Bangor.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tyttenhanger GPs: Great White Egret, Little Egret present 09.30 at least.Walthamstow Res (Banbury):Lockwood - Rock Pipit,15+Redwings W,(KJMcmanus). f Long-tailed Duck still present 11am.London Wetland Centre: 1 Bittern (middle reedbed channel).Wanstead Flats: 140 + Redwing south and west.
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Sunday, 6 October 2013


Common Crane in flight (Grus grus)
Common Crane in flight (Grus grus) (Photo credit: vaidyarupal)
Hanwell W7: 4 Common Buzzard 2 West @ 13:20 & 2 East @ 13:34, Common Crane gliding North at a good height @ 13:45.Richmond Park: 1 Short-eared Owl over Pond Slade at 7.50am, first saw it when overhead and was heading north, then cirlced before turning back and flying off south.Wanstead Flats: Spotted Flycatcher (different bird to yesterday), Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail.
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Saturday, 5 October 2013


English: GUILLEMOT (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Crossness: Guillemot on Thames off Golf Centre at 8.30am then swan/drifted upriver, 2 Sandwich Tern downriver at 8.05am, Ruff on forshore off Golf Centre.Gallions Reach: Guillemot on Thames at 14:00.Portobello Rd, W10: Marsh Harrier south at 1350.
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Friday, 4 October 2013


A Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) perched ...
A Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) perched in the branches of a Weeping Holly tree.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
MEGA Shetland THICK-BILLED WARBLER Mainland at Geosetter this afternoon.Late news: CEDAR WAXWING 1 1st-winter on Sunday 29th September on Tiree in a private garden (for 9th day).Gallions Reach: Guillemot flew upriver at 8:54am, Little Tern, 2 Little Gull, Arctic Tern all on Thames between Gallions and the Woolwich Ferry early afternoon .
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Thursday, 3 October 2013


Yellow-browed Warbler or Inornate Warbler (Phy...
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lavender Gardens EN2 (nr Gordon Hill Stn): Yellow-browed Warbler calling and feeding in lime tree 08:36hrs.Rainham Marshes: Red-throated Pipit high N calling over Visitor Centre 11.27.Paddington Green: Firecrest moving through Honey Locust and birches along Hall Place with tit flock 11:50.Walthamstow: Lockwood - 2 Sandwich Tern (KJMcmanus).
Lambeth Bridge: 1 Guillemot.
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013


Spoonbills (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)
London Wetland Centre: 9 Spoonbill flew over heading East @ 12.50hrs.
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