August 2019

Friday 16 August

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Turnstone, Dunlin, drake Red-crested Pochard and Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

London Wetland Centre: Yellow Wagtail, Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Richmond Park: Great Egret still; also juvenile Cuckoo (FBG).

Tice’s Meadow: 3 Ringed Plovers, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hunt).

Thursday 15 August

Beddington Farmlands: Dunlin and 2+ Common Sandpipers (P White/A Wilkinson).

Capel: Common Sandpiper (M Davis).

Coldharbour: 2 Spotted Flycatchers (M Davis).

Farthing Downs: male Wheatear near car park (N Hunt).

Hascombe: Spotted Flycatcher at New Barn (E Stubbs).

Holmethorpe SPs: 4 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper (S Brown).

Leith Hill: Spotted Flycatcher (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Milford Common: female-type Pied Flycatcher (first site record since 1998); also 2 Spotted Flycatchers (M Lawn).

Richmond Park: Great Egret again; also Wheatear (S Hucks/D Peers).

Tice’s Meadow: female-type Garganey briefly in Workings; also Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers (M Nurse/TMBG).

Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher (N Rutter).

Wednesday 14 August

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Turnstone still; also Woodlark by North Lake, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers and drake Red-crested Pochard (BFBG/G Jones/S Thomas).

Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Great Egret on Main Lake until 08:30 then flew off; also Green Sandpiper (WWT).

Richmond Park: Red-crested Pochard (P Pentek).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Wheatears, 6 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers (L Winchcombe).

Tuesday 13 August

Spotted Flycatchers, Birtley Green (E Stubbs).
Spotted Flycatchers, Birtley Green (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Turnstone still; also 23 Green Sandpipers, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and drake Red-crested Pochard (BFBG).

Birtley Green: 4+ Spotted Flycatchers (family party) at Bonhurst Farm (E Stubbs).

Capel: 1st-winter Ringed Plover on private pit early morning then flew south at 06:20 – second site record (W Attridge).

Coldharbour: Spotted Flycatcher north of cricket club in mixed flock (M Davis).

Claremont NT: Spotted Flycatcher (G Barter).

Epsom Downs: Spotted Flycatcher (S Gale).

Hascombe: Tree Pipit flew east over New Barn early morning; also Spotted Flycatcher there (E Stubbs).

Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Green Sandpipers (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still; also Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Richmond Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Common Sandpiper (P Pentek).

Tice’s Meadow: Redshank, 8 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Sandpipers (L Winchcombe).

Monday 12 August

Pied Flycatcher, Leith Hill (M Davis).
Pied Flycatcher, Leith Hill (M Davis).

Beddington Farmlands: Curlew Sandpiper mid-morning only, juvenile Caspian Gull (possibly Caspian x Herring), juvenile Turnstone, 3 Green Sandpipers, juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpipers and drake Red-crested Pochard (G Jones/S Thomas).

Birtley Green: 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Bonhurst Farm (S Chastell/E Stubbs).

Capel: 3 Common Sandpipers (W Attridge).

Holmethorpe SPs: Wheatear, 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpipers (G Hay).

Leith Hill: female Pied Flycatcher on Dukes Warren in evening with mixed tit/crest flock; also Spotted Flycatcher (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still; also Little Ringed Plover (WWT).

Green Sandpipers, Beddington (P Alfrey).
Green Sandpipers, Beddington (P Alfrey).

Tice’s Meadow: Cetti’s Warbler (first site record) and Redshank (R Horton).

Sunday 11 August

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Caspian Gull (possibly Caspian x Herring); also juvenile Turnstone on North Lake from public hide mid-morning, 14 Green Sandpipers, juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Red-crested Pochard (P Alfrey/D Campbell/N Tidmarsh/R Weller).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still; also 7 Common Sandpipers and 2 Little Ringed Plover (WWT).

Tice’s Meadow: Yellow-legged Gull (R Horton).

Wandsworth Common: Osprey flew west at 07:30 (P White).

Turnstone, Beddington (D Campbell).
Turnstone, Beddington (D Campbell).

Saturday 10 August

Beddington Farmlands: 3 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers (BFBG).

London Wetland Centre: Little Ringed Plover (WWT).

Richmond Park: Great Egret still; also 4 Red-crested Pochard and juvenile Cuckoo (E Barnes/J Owen).

Tice’s Meadow: Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers (TMBG).

Wimbledon Common: 20 Mediterranean Gulls on small lake (N Croft).

Friday 9 August

London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey still (WWT).

West Clandon: Sedge Warbler at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Thursday 8 August

Great Egret, Richmond Park (D Muthalib).
Great Egret, Richmond Park (D Muthalib).

Berrylands SF: Common Sandpiper (S Waters).

Capel: Sedge Warbler trapped and ringed (W Attridge).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Garganey still; also 4 Black-tailed Godwits briefly on Main Lake then flew south, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Richmond Park: Great Egret still; also Red-crested Pochard (P Pentek).

Tice’s Meadow: Great Egret still; also Wheatear, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers (J Hunt/M Nurse).

Wednesday 7 August

Tree Pipit, West Clandon (M Phelps).
Tree Pipit, West Clandon (M Phelps).

Holmethorpe SPs: 6 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still; also Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Richmond Park: Wood Warbler (potential Surrey first of year) in Pen Ponds plantation early morning; also Great Egret still, Green Sandpiper and 5 Red-crested Pochard (D Muthalib/P Pentek/P Redmond).

West Clandon: juvenile Tree Pipit at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Wimbledon Common: Black-tailed Godwit on Rushmere Pond (L Evans-Hill).

Tuesday 6 August

Common Sandpiper, Beddington (S Gale).
Common Sandpiper, Beddington (S Gale).

Beddington Farmlands: 10+ Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Sandpipers (S Gale).

Holmethorpe SPs: Wood Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper.

Horsell Common: Common Sandpiper (S Cossey).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still (WWT).

Tice’s Meadow: Great Egret still; also 6 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpiper (L Winchcombe).

Monday 5 August

Beddington Farmlands: 10 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers (BFBG).

Garganey, London Wetland Centre (WWT).
Garganey, London Wetland Centre (WWT).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still (WWT).

Richmond Park: Great Egret still on Upper Pen Pond; also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Red-crested Pochard (P Pentek).

Rotherhithe: near-adult and juvenile/1st-winter Yellow Legged Gulls by Doubletree Hotel (R Bonser).

Tice’s Meadow: Great Egret still (R Horton).

Sunday 4 August

Beddington Farmlands: 15 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers (BFBG).

Berrylands SF: Common Sandpiper (J Gale).

Wheatear, Birtley Green (E Stubbs).
Wheatear, Birtley Green (E Stubbs).

Birtley Green: Wheatear at Bonhurst Farm (E Stubbs).

Epsom Downs: Wheatear (S Gale).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Garganey still (WWT).

Shalford Water Meadows: Green Sandpiper (K Britten).

Thorncombe Street: Stone-curlew sound recorded over Allden’s Hill at 01:43 (E Stubbs).

Thorpe Park: Common Sandpiper (K Duncan).

Tice’s Meadow: 3 Common Sandpipers (K Duncan/J Hunt).

Saturday 3 August

Capel: Common Sandpiper (M Davis).

Croydon: possible male Red-footed Falcon flew over Effingham Road early evening (R Weller).

London Wetland Centre: Wood Sandpiper, 3 Garganey, Mediterranean Gull, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (BirdGuides/WWT).

Richmond Park: Great Egret still at Upper Pen Pond; also Green Sandpiper still and 2 Red-crested Pochard (F Nugent/J Owen/A Wilkinson).

Tice’s Meadow: Great Egret still; also Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper (P Myers-Brown).

Friday 2 August

Beddington Farmlands: juvenile Mediterranean Gull (A Wilkinson).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit still; also Common Sandpiper (N Anderson/M Wheeler/WWT).

Newchapel: Wood Sandpiper still at British Wildlife Centre in area with no general access (K Noble).

Richmond Park: Great Egret still at Upper Pen Pond; also Green Sandpiper and 4 Red-crested Pochard (N Anderson/FBG/M Foster).

Thorncombe Street: Turtle Dove flew north-east at 05:41 (E Stubbs).

Thursday 1 August

Beddington Farmlands: Wood Sandpiper, Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, 8 Green Sandpipers and 3 Common Sandpipers (BFBG).

Berrylands SF: adult Yellow-legged Gull and Common Sandpiper (N Tanner).

Bramley: 2 Wheatears near Snowdenham House (J Stoyles).

Farthing Downs: Wheatear (M Jennings).

Holmethorpe SP: adult Redshank at Spyne’s Mere (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Black-tailed Godwit (WWT).

Newchapel: Wood Sandpiper still at British Wildlife Centre in area with no general access (K Noble).

Richmond Park: Great Egret still at Upper Pen Pond; also five Red-crested Pochard (N Baker/P Redmond).

Stoke D’Abernon: Great Egret flew south over the M25 late morning (BirdGuides).