February 2020

Monday 17th

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (C Lodge).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (C Lodge).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): 2 Great Northern Divers still; view from Molesey Heath (D Carlsson).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Goldeneye, 4 Pintail and 4 Shelduck (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest still. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (C Lodge/P Rose).

Unstead SF: Cetti’s Warbler and Firecrest (E Stubbs).

Sunday 16th

Beddington Farmlands: 5 Water Pipits, 10 Green Sandpipers and 4 Shelduck (N Gardner).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Bitterns, 6 Water Pipits, 228 Cormorants, 6 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also Siberian Chiffchaff still. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (BirdGuides).

Tice’s Meadow: Merlin again, flew over Horton’s Mound towards feeding station (R Horton).

Saturday 15th

Caspian Gull, West Molesey (D Harris).
Caspian Gull, West Molesey (D Harris).

Beddington Farmlands: Green Sandpiper and 2 Shelduck (BFBG/N Gardner).

Frensham Common: Great Grey Shrike again on east side of King’s Ridge then in south-west corner of Vampire Flats at 09:00 (S Peters).

Frensham Great Pond: Firecrest (eBird).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): 2 Great Northern Divers still; also 24 Barnacle Geese flew south early morning. View from Molesey Heath (D Harris).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Water Pipit, 4 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Firecrests still. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (O Flory/R Seargent).

West Molesey: adult Caspian Gull again in flight (D Harris).

Weybridge: 2 Shelduck at Broad Water (J Hasse).

Friday 14th

Burgh Heath: Brambling at Canons Farm in afternoon – only the eighth reported in Surrey since 1 December; a poor winter for the species in the south-east (S Gale).

Hampton Park: 2 Goosander flew over in afternoon (R Horton).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Water Pipit, 4 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also Siberian Chiffchaff still. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (BirdGuides).

Thursday 13th

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

Croydon: Brambling at Park Hill on Chichester Road (J Kirby).

Frensham Great Pond: drake Goosander and Firecrest (BirdTrack).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Great Northern Diver still; view from Molesey Heath (T Quinn).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern and 3 Shelduck (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park early afternoon; also at least one Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest still. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (BirdGuides).

Mitcham Common: Short-eared Owl still at north end late afternoon (J Snell).

Wednesday 12th

Goldeneye, London Wetland Centre (J Snell).
Goldeneye, London Wetland Centre (J Snell).

Beddington Farmlands: 6 Shelduck (BirdTrack).

East Molesey: Green Sandpiper on bank of River Ember north-east of Island Barn Reservoir (R Shaw).

Holmethorpe SP: probable adult Yellow-legged Gull in roost on Mercers West (G Hay).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): 20+ Barnacle Geese again in fields to south, east of Esher sewage farm, early afternoon (J Snell).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Bitterns, Water Pipit, female Goldeneye, 4 Pintail and 3 Shelduck (J Snell/WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 2 Firecrests. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (K Britten/F Maroevic/G Spinks).

Mitcham Common: Short-eared Owl low over scrub at north end at dusk being mobbed by corvids (M Mac).

Thorpe Park: drake Goldeneye on Manor Lake late afternoon (J Snell).

Tuesday 11th

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (M Davis).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (M Davis).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): 2 Great Northern Divers still; view from Molesey Heath (D Harris).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Green Sandpiper, 3 Shelduck, 4 Pintail and 233 Cormorants (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 2 Firecrests. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (M Bravery/M Davis).

West Clandon: Crossbill flew south mid-morning (M Phelps).

Westhumble: 17 Little Egrets (S Gale).

Monday 10th

Hogsmill SF: Jack Snipe and 2 (drake and female) Red-crested Pochard (J Gale).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 4 Pintail and 170 Cormorants (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (M Cunningham/J Simpson).

Sunday 9th

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again on Main Lake in afternoon; also adult Caspian Gull on Main Lake from WWF Hide, adult Mediterranean Gull, Water Pipit and 3 Shelduck (WWT).

Saturday 8th

Great Northern Divers, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).
Great Northern Divers, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).

Beddington Farmlands: Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Green Sandpipers and 4 Shelduck (BFBG/J Simpson).

Capel: Woodcock (W Attridge).

Hogsmill SF: Great Egret in river by new pond mid-afternoon (S O’Keeffe).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): 2 Great Northern Divers still; view from Molesey Heath (D Harris).

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again on Main Lake; also 3 Water Pipits, 2 Bitterns, Yellow-legged Gull, Goldeneye, 4 Pintail and 3 Shelduck (H Cura/J Lowther/S Weingarten/WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park and showing well; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and Firecrest. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (D Campbell/A Dutta/R Evans/S Ferguson/A Self/I Ward).

Stave Hill: Firecrest at Russia Dock Woodland (R Page-Jones).

Friday 7th

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (D Carlsson).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (D Carlsson).

Burgh Heath: 350 Linnets and 250 Chaffinches at Canons Farm (S Gale).

Effingham Forest: female Crossbill (J Snell).

London Wetland Centre: 3 Bitterns, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Pintail and 3 Shelduck (S Patel/WWT).

Lonsdale Road Reservoir: 2 Shelduck (N Anderson).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park in afternoon and showing well; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and Firecrest. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (M Bravery/D Carlsson/M Mac/B Shimmers/B Smith).

Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler (FBG).

Tice’s Meadow: Green Sandpiper in River Blackwater (J Hunt).

Thursday 6th

Siberian Chiffchaff, Mitcham (S Gale).
Siberian Chiffchaff, Mitcham (S Gale).

Holmethorpe SP: Green Sandpiper on Glebe Lake in afternoon (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit and Bittern (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park in afternoon and showing well; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and Firecrest. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (S Gale/I Jones/B Shimmers/D Young).

Wandsworth Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in trees alongside railway between Bellevue Road and lake (P White).

Wednesday 5th

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (P Alfrey).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (P Alfrey).

Beddington Farmlands: Yellow-legged Gull; also 1,500 Jackdaws roosted (P Alfrey).

London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit and 2 Shelduck (M Sileo/WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park in afternoon and showing well; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and Firecrest. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (P Alfrey/P Francis).

Painshill Park: drake Goosander (J Ford/J Snell).

Pennymead Lake: drake Goosander (S Renaud).

Tice’s Meadow: Merlin in flight over housing estate (S Foote).

Tuesday 4th

Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (J Snell).
Yellow-browed Warbler, Mitcham (J Snell).

Cutt Mill Ponds: 5 Goosander (L Owens).

Holmethorpe SP: Little Gull reported (BirdGuides).

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again briefly from WWF Hide early afternoon then flew off; also Bittern, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 4 Pintail and 4 Shelduck (J Snell/WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park in afternoon and showing well; from Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (J Snell).

Pennymead Lake: 2 drake and 1 redhead Goosander (J Rowland).

Monday 3rd

Bittern, London Wetland Centre (J Snell).
Bittern, London Wetland Centre (J Snell).

London Wetland Centre: no sign of adult Iceland Gull nor Caspian Gull though Green Sandpiper (in flight over Main Lake early afternoon), Bittern, 2 Water Pipits, Goldeneye, Pintail and 2 Shelduck (M Honey/J Snell/C White/A Wilkinson/WWT).

Leith Hill: 5 Crossbills near Coldharbour cricket pitch (M Davis).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler again at Poulter Park on Wandle trail path opposite unit B yard early afternoon (J Simpson).

Newdigate: probable eagle species (possibly White-tailed Eagle) flew south-east at c.12:35 (W Attridge).

Papercourt Farm: 1,000+ Jackdaws in pre-roost gathering (C Lodge).

Sunday 2nd

Iceland Gull, London Wetland Centre (WWT).
Iceland Gull, London Wetland Centre (WWT).

Effingham Forest: Firecrest (M Fincham).

Holmethorpe SP: 2 Shelduck flew west; also Raven (G Hay).

Leatherhead: drake Goosander on River Mole (M Fincham).

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull still; also adult Caspian Gull, 2 Bitterns, adult Yellow-legged Gull, Water Pipit, 6 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (A Self/WWT).

Lowicks Pond: 5 Goosander (R Douglas).

Tice’s Meadow: Green Sandpiper in Bike Pool (TMBG).

Saturday 1st

Great Northern Diver, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).
Great Northern Diver, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).

Beddington Farmlands: Water Pipit, 3 Green Sandpipers and 4 Shelduck (BFBG/M Healy).

Cutt Mill Ponds: 8 (2 drakes) Goosander (P Howse).

Effingham Forest: Hawfinch at Dick Focks Common early afternoon (M White).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Great Northern Diver still; view from Molesey Heath (D Harris).

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again; also 2 Water Pipits, Goldeneye, 3 Shelduck and 4 Pintail (E Garcia/WWT).

Tice’s Meadow: Green Sandpiper (J Hunt).