Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Pectoral Sandpiper Esperanto: Striokalidro Suo...
Pectoral Sandpiper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rainham Marshes: Pectoral Sandpiper on target pools c13.35.Barking Creek: Adult Iceland Gull (at creek mouth then on filter beds), 1st summer Med. Gull, c.40 Common, 1 Black and 2 Arctic Terns - most of terns flying upriver.London Wetland Centre: 3 Kittiwake NE, 3 Dunlin - 2 west & 1 grounded, female Blue-headed Wagtail.Staines Reservoirs: 1 Great Northern Diver summer plumage early am at least. Little Tern and 7 Arctic Terns.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Today i tried to turn this into a Serin but it was no good it turned out to be a CANARY which is a 1st for Gallions Reach.LOL

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Waterworks NR: Hoopoe feeding on paths near the visitor centre at 10:30 but flew into shrub by railway line. Link
Gallions Reach: Lesser Whitethroat (KJMcmanus)

Monday, 13 April 2015


English: Sandwich tern, photo by Matt Edmonds ...
English: Sandwich tern Wikipedia)
 Amwell: White-spotted Bluethroat front of watchpoint.
 Gallions Reach: Sandwich Tern, Arctic Tern, 20+ Common Tern, 2 Whimbrel, Curlew, Wheatear. Beddington SF: 3 Ring Ouzel, 2 Garganey, Common Redstart,
 Wormwood Scrubs: 1 female Ring Ouzel in Central Copse, 1 Nightingale briefly singing.

Bluethroat 1

Thursday, 9 April 2015


So the puffin seen drifting upriver at gallions reach turned up in SW london and was taken into care lets hope the bird is Ok.And here is the link to the photo of the bird.…/585835855752880128
Also found this interesting link

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


A Eurasian Stone-curlew in central India. Penc...
A Eurasian Stone-curlew  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
London Wetland Centre: Grey Plover - winter plumage on grazing marsh Little Ringed Plover and Jack Snipe on wader scrape, 2 Buzzard over (a dark one east, and a pale one west, Stone Curlew - grazing marsh 15.45.Rainham Marshes: Spoonbill, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Greenshanks.Greenwich Park: 2 Brambling, 1 Osprey flying high and northwards.Gallions Reach: Raven east @ 10.38.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Gallions Reach

Puffin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A lonely Puffin, perhaps it was the f...
 Puffin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today I was totally blown away when two of the local birders started jumping up and down and waving so being at the other end of Gallions reach I just got my gear and started running.I arrived and said what have you got and the answer was PUFFIN.I scope it straight away and watched it drift upriver. My london list is now. (274)

Sunday, 5 April 2015


Common Buzzard
Common Buzzard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rainham Marshes: 34 Common Buzzard, 11 Marsh Harrier, male Hen Harrier, Raven, pair Garganey, Whimbrel, Ruff, Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Bearded Tit.Hampstead Heath:  10 Common Buzzard, first one high S at 11:10.Gallions Reach: Red Kite, 6 Common Buzzard (all east), Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 7 Swallow.Staines Moor: 5 Red Kite, 1 Common Buzzard.

Saturday, 4 April 2015


Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) male Fran├žais : B...
Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Queen Mother Reservoir: Hen Harrier.Gallions Reach: Swallow, Common Tern.KGV Reservoir: Avocet on causeway at 0720, 2 Red Kite at 0745 and 0810, Common Snipe, 5 Sand Martin, 3 Meadow Pipit.Staines Moor: 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler.Walthamstow Res - male Merlin over Lockwood.