March 2020

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Saturday 28th

Banstead: female Merlin flew low west c.14:15 (S Gale).

Capel: at least 6 adult Mediterranean Gulls flew low north with c.140 Black-headed Gulls at 11:15 (W Attridge).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park (I Ward).

Richmond Park: 4 House Marins (J Lowther/S Weingarten).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Little Ringed Plovers in The Workings (K Duncan).

Wandsworth Common: 2 Shelduck briefly at 06:00 (N Rutter).

Friday 27th

Effingham Forest: 5 (family party) Crossbills (M Waite).

Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames by Greenland Pier (R Bonser).

Thursday 26th

Yellow-legged Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).
Yellow-legged Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).

Capel: Hawfinch flew north-east over garden at 07:15 (W Attridge).

Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames by Greenland Pier (R Bonser).

Wednesday 25th

Berrylands: 2 Shelduck flew east over garden at 17:15 (N Tanner).

Berrylands SF: 2 Green Sandpipers along river (S Fure).

Little Woodcote: no sign of male Ring Ouzel though Black Redstart (I Jones).

Papercourt Water Meadows: Swallow over (J Hobden).

Richmond Park: 9 adult Little Gulls over Upper Pen Pond late afternoon until 17:55 then flew high north-east (F Maroevic).

Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull still on River Thames by Greenland Pier (R Bonser).

Tuesday 24th

Yellow-legged Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).
Yellow-legged Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).

Little Woodcote: male Ring Ouzel by track crossroads (per P Alfrey).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park (B Shimmers).

Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull on River Thames by Greenland Pier (R Bonser).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Curlews (R Horton).

Monday 23rd

Black Redstart, Addlestone (M McLaughlin).
Black Redstart, Addlestone (M McLaughlin).

Addlestone: female-type Black Redstart (M McLoughlin).

Beddington Farmlands: Green Sandpiper and 5 Shelduck (BFBG).

Crooksbury Common: 2 Bramblings early morning (J Gates).

Effingham Forest: 2 Hawfinches at Dick Focks Common early afternoon (T Gibson).

Leigh: 57 Buzzards on fields (W Attridge).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park (BirdGuides).

Thursley Common: Hobby over The Moat at 12:00 (Surrey first of the year); also ringtail Hen Harrier still (P Dodd).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-necked Grebe still in The Workings (TMBG).

Sunday 22nd

Spotted Redshank, Beddington Farmlands (G Jones).
Spotted Redshank, Beddington Farmlands (G Jones).

Battersea Park: 4 Red-crested Pochard (A Mendoza).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Twite still on mound and occasionally showing in hawthorn near feeder from public hide; also Spotted Redshank on North Lake (viewable from public hides), Little Ringed Plover, 5 Water Pipits, Barnacle Goose, 5 Green Sandpipers and 4 Shelduck (C Barenhorst/A Dutta/S Ferguson/N Gardener/G Jones/G Spinks/A Wilkinson).

Bramley: reintroduced White Stork flew over garden at 16:30 (G Simonds).

Holmethorpe SP: Little Ringed Plover on Spyne’s Mere (Surrey first of the year); also Green Sandpiper (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Mediterranean Gull flew north-west at 09:15 (S Patel).

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).

Thursley Common: ringtail Hen Harrier still between 10:00-13:00 (S Portugal).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-necked Grebe in The Workings (C Hawes/J Hunt/R Seargent).

Wisley: reintroduced White Stork (presumable same as Bramley) flew over A3 (S Portugal).

Saturday 21st

Redshank, London Wetland Centre (S Patel).
Redshank, London Wetland Centre (S Patel).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Twite still on mound (in area with no access and not viewable from public hides); also Dunlin, 5 Water Pipits, 2 Green Sandpipers and 7 Shelduck (BFBG/S Thomas).

Holmethorpe SP: House Martin in afternoon; also 2 released White Storks (J Camp).

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

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, 2 Water Pipits, 4 Redshank, Goldeneye, 2 Pintail and 2 Selduck (M Honey/S Patel/T Wright/WWT).

Richmond Park: 2 male Wheatears (S Woolfenden).

Shackleford: 3 Wheatears (2 males and female) still at Lydling Farm (P Osborn).

South Norwood Lake: 2 House Martins flew north-east; Surrey first of the year (J Watson).

Unstead SF: male and female White Wagtails in Flooded Field (E Stubbs).

Worcester Park: Wheatear in horse fields (C Alpero).

Friday 20th

Wheatear, Shackleford (E Stubbs).
Wheatear, Shackleford (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: Knot on wet grassland; also male Ring Ouzel, Curlew briefly on Main Lake early morning, Redshank, 3 Water Pipits and 3 Green Sandpipers (BFBG/G Jones).

Capel: Hawfinch flew north-north-west late afternoon (W Attridge).

Holmethorpe SP: no sign of drake Common Scoter on Mercers Lake though Green Sandpiper still on Glebe Lake (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Oystercatchers on Main Lake; also Bittern, 2 Water Pipits, Redshank, 2 Pintail and 2 Selduck (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).

Morden Hall Park: Curlew flew over at 05:58 (possibly same as Beddington); also Water Pipit again left roost and Brambling (S Patmore).

Shackleford: 4 Wheatears (3 males and female) at Lydling Farm (A Barker/E Stubbs).

West Clandon: female Wheatear at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Thursday 19th

Common Scoter, Holmethorpe SP (J Snell).
Common Scoter, Holmethorpe SP (J Snell).

Beddington Farmlands: no news on Twite (per P Alfrey).

Burgh Heath: male Ring Ouzel at Canons Farm early morning at Reads Bottom but no sign from 11:00-14:30 – Surrey first of the year (P Goodman/J Snell).

Enton Ponds: c.30 Sand Martins (E Soden).

Frensham Great Pond: 15 Sand Martins (S Woolfries).

Holmethorpe SP: drake Common Scoter on Mercers Lake (G Hay/J Snell).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Great Northern Diver still; also 5 adult Little Gulls flew through. View from Molesey Heath (D Harris).

Langley Vale Woods: Black Redstart; also Wheatear (K Elliott).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Little Gulls in afternoon; also 2 Oystercatchers, Bittern, Water Pipit, female Goldeneye, 4 Redshank, 2 Pintail and 2 Goldeneye (M Honey/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 (J Kalvins).

Nutfield Ridge: male and female Wheatear still (M Farmer).

Tice’s Meadow: Swallow flew through with 30 Sand Martins; also Green Sandpiper (M Elsoffer).

Wednesday 18th

Twite, Beddington Farmlands (P Alfrey).
Twite, Beddington Farmlands (P Alfrey).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Twite on mound east of North Lake (in area with no general access and not viewable from hides); 23rd county record since 1900, fourth since 2000, first since 2017 and first of multiple birds since 1986. Also 4 Water Pipits, Wheatear, 6 Green Sandpipers, 2 Sand Martins and 8 Shelduck (P Alfrey/K Guest).

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): Great Northern Diver still; also 2 Shelduck and Sand Martin. View from Molesey Heath (M Mac).

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again; also Curlew flew south-west, 3 Redshank, 3 Water Pipits and 2 Shelduck (M Honey/WWT).

Nutfield Ridge: male and female Wheatear (G Hay).

Richmond Park: 2 male Wheatears and 3 Sand Martins (P Davies/M Lewis).

South Norwood CP: 3 Sand Martins (D Mac).

Thursley Common: ringtail Hen Harrier still; also Short-eared Owl (D Boyd).

Tice’s Meadow: Black-tailed Godwit early morning; also 3 Sand Martins (K Duncan/R Seargent).

Tuesday 17th

White Wagtail, Shackleford (E Stubbs).
White Wagtail, Shackleford (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gull and 5 Water Pipits (BFBG).

Frensham Little Pond: 2+ Sand Martins still (R Douglas).

Hankley Common: Crossbill flew over (E Soden).

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

Island Barn Reservoir (no access): 2 Great Northern Divers still; also Curlew over and 4 Sand Martins. View from Molesey Heath (D Harris).

Leith Hill: 4 Bramblings dropped in briefly then flew north (W Attridge).

London Wetland Centre: Curlew flew west; also Bittern, 3 Redshank and Water Pipit (M Honey/A Wilkinson/WWT).

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

Mitcham: no sign of Yellow-browed Warbler at Poulter Park (K Bennett).

Shackleford: 2 male White Wagtails at Lydling Farm; Surrey first of the year (E Stubbs).

Thursley Common: ringtail Hen Harrier still, quartering between Pine Island and Shrike Hill late afternoon (G Robson).

Tice’s Meadow: Oystercatcher still (R Seargent).

Monday 16th

Burgh Heath: Woodlark at Canons Farm; also 200 Linnets (S Gale).

Chertsey Meads: 2 Wheatears on posts (S Boreham).

Frensham Common: no sign of first-winter Great Grey Shrike (J Hunt).

Leith Hill: Hawfinch flew north-east over tower early morning; also 814 Chaffinches flew north-east (W Attridge).

White Stork (reintroduced bird), Tice's Meadow (C Varndell).
White Stork (reintroduced bird), Tice’s Meadow (C Varndell).

London Wetland Centre: Redshank, Water Pipit, 3 Sand Martins and 2 Pintail (WWT).

Holmethorpe SP: 2 Wheatears still at quarry at Mercer’s Farm; also Green Sandpiper on Glebe Lake (K Guest).

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 (S Woolfenden).

Thursley Common: ringtail Hen Harrier again over Pudmore late morning (P Dodd).

Tice’s Meadow: Oystercatcher in The Workings; also two White Storks (presumably the reintroduced Knepp birds at Papercourt yesterday) flew west in morning (K Duncan/J Hunt/J Snell/C Varndell).

Sunday 15th

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

Beddington Farmlands: 5 Water Pipits, 7 Green Sandpipers and 7 Shelduck (BFBG).

Croydon: two Waxwings in tree by Sanderstead Road/Onslow Gardens (J Johnson).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

Frensham Little Pond: 3 Sand Martins (BirdTrack).

Holmethorpe SP: 2 Wheatears on new bund of Mercer’s Quarry at Mercer’s Farm (G Hay/I Kehl).

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again on Main Lake; also Bittern, 2 Water Pipits, female Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck and 2 Pintail (WWT).

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

Papercourt Water Meadows: 2 released White Storks (blue-ringed birds from Knepp reintroduction scheme) at Papercourt Farm for most of the day bar a short return flight to Stoke Lake (R Clark/J Hobden/D Kenrick/E Sames et al).

South Norwood : Swallow (Surrey first of the year) flew north-west at 11:20 ( Watson).

Thursley Common: no sign of ringtail Hen Harrier mid-morning (A Barker).

Saturday 14th

Hen Harrier, Thursley Common (E Stubbs).
Hen Harrier, Thursley Common (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: Water Pipit, Green Sandpiper and 6 Shelduck (BFBG).

Box Hill: Hawfinch (S Gale).

Burgh Heath: female Wheatear still at Canons Farm (BirdGuides).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (R Clark/S Ferguson).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Redshank, female Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck and 4 Pintail (WWT).

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

Ranmore Common: Hawfinch west of Ranmore Common Road in morning (BirdGuides).

Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (S Ferguson).
Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (S Ferguson).

Thursley Common: ringtail Hen Harrier low south over Pudmore early morning and again late afternoon (J Snell/E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: adult Little Gull briefly in The Workings early morning then flew high west at 07:10 (presumably same bird seen at Edenbrook CP, Hants, early afternoon); also Curlew near The Kiln (D Baker/J Brough).

Friday 13th

Ash Ranges: Great Grey Shrike still near Henley Park end in dead tree early afternoon then spooked by dog and flew off, although no sign of ringtail Hen Harrier (S Chastell/J Snell).

Waxwing, Croydon (D Young).
Waxwing, Croydon (D Young).

Beddington Farmlands: 5 Shelduck (K Bates).

Burgh Heath: female Wheatear still at Canons Farm; also 175 Linnets (S Gale).

Croydon: two Waxwings still in tree on Wickham Road early morning then flew off and no sign from 09:30 (J Birkett/F Grant/J Snell/D Young).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

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

London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit, Redshank, female Goldeneye, 2 Shelduck and 2 Pintail (WWT).

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

Thursley Common: Curlew on Pudmore (P Osborn).

Tice’s Meadow: Sand Martin and Green Sandpiper (TMBG).

Thursday 12th

Waxwings, Croydon (M O'Donnell).
Waxwings, Croydon (M O’Donnell).

Ash Ranges: Great Grey Shrike again near Henley Park end; also ringtail Hen Harrier again (J Clark).

Burgh Heath: female Wheatear still at Canons Farm (J Snell).

Croydon: seven Waxwings in tree on Wickham Road late afternoon (M O’Donnell).

Epsom Downs: Woodcock flushed near house on top of hill (K Guest).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

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

South Norwood CP: Yellow-legged Gull (J Hughes).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Sand Martins (Surrey first of year) and Wheatear (M Elsoffer).

West Molesey: 2 probable Sand Martins (D Spragg).

Wednesday 11th

Wheatear, Burgh Heath (S Gale).
Wheatear, Burgh Heath (S Gale).

Battersea: freshly dead Woodcock (presumed window strike victim) in Vista Gardens (N Anderson).

Burgh Heath: female Wheatear at Canons Farm; Surrey first and British sixth of the year (S Gale).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

Hersham: two White Storks of unknown (but presumed dodgy) origin flew over (G Cox).

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

Leatherhead: 2 drake Goosander on River Mole (J Snell).

London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit and 4 Pintail (WWT).

Tuesday 10th

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

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

Leatherhead: drake Goosander on River Mole (J Snell).

London Wetland Centre: Water Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Goldeneye and 4 Pintail (WWT).

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

Papercourt Water Meadows: 2 Water Pipits at Papercourt Farm late afternoon (J Hobden).

Monday 9th

Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (P Venables).
Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (P Venables).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Shelduck (A Wilkinson).

Capel: probable Mealy Redpoll in flight (W Attridge).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (I Lang/P Venables).

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

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

Mitcham Common: hirundine species (M Mac).

Sunday 8th

Red-crested Pochard, Longside Lake (J Snell).
Red-crested Pochard, Longside Lake (J Snell).

Beddington Farmlands: Green Sandpiper and Shelduck (H Nicholson).

Effingham Forest: Woodcock flushed at Dick Focks Common late afternoon (T Gibson).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

Frensham Little Pond: Mediterranean Gull flew over at 18:35 (A Barker/E Stubbs).

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again on Main Lake; also 2 Water Pipits, Goldeneye, 4 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (WWT).

Longside Lake: drake Red-crested Pochard (K Duncan/J Snell).

Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (J Hunt).
Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (J Hunt).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs 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 (BirdGuides).

South Norwood CP: 3 Brent Geese flew low south at 08:15 – first site record since 1996 (J Hughes).

Tice’s Meadow: Curlew late afternoon (K Duncan).

Saturday 7th

Goldeneye, Thorpe Park (J Snell).
Goldeneye, Thorpe Park (J Snell).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Water Pipits, 3 Green Sandpipers and 7 Shelduck (BFBG).

Capel: Woodlark flew east at 08:15 (W Attridge).

Chobham Common: 3 Woodcock at dusk (D Haydon).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

Godalming: 2+ Water Pipits flushed from west side of Lammas Lands early morning (E Stubbs).

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

London Wetland Centre: adult Iceland Gull again on Main Lake; also Bittern, Goldeneye, 4 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs 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 (BirdGuides).

River Thames from Putney to Barnes Bridge: 2 Shelduck (N Anderson).

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

Friday 6th

Mediterranean Gull, Tooting Common (A Wilkinson).
Mediterranean Gull, Tooting Common (A Wilkinson).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (BirdGuides).

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

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs 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 (J Kalvins).

Thursley Common: drake Goosander flew east at dawn (E Stubbs).

Tooting Common: adult Mediterranean Gull late afternoon on cricket pitch (A Wilkinson).

Thursday 5th

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Water Pipit, 5 Pintail and 2 Shelduck (WWT).

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

Wednesday 4th

Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (D Campbell).
Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (D Campbell).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (D Campbell).

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

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull again in flight over Terrace Road (M Elsoffer).

Tuesday 3rd

Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (Mike Young).
Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (Mike Young).

Burgh Heath: no sign of Black Redstart at Canons Farm though 60+ Yellowhammers (G Barter).

Cutt Mill Ponds: 3 Goosander on The Tarn (C Jones).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (K Cogan/L Evans/K Lightfoot/S Renaud/D Samsudin/M Young).

Frimley: female Brambling in garden on Old Pasture Road (M Radbourn).

Holmethorpe SP: Shelduck flew over (J Snell).

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

Morden Hall Park: adult Mediterranean Gull flew north-west early morning (S Patmore).

Papercourt Water Meadows: ringtail Hen Harrier again in flight towards Newark Priory (BirdGuides).

Winterfold: male Crossbill (R Stride).

Monday 2nd

Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (Mike Arps).
Great Grey Shrike, Frensham Common (Mike Young).

Burgh Heath: 1st-winter male (‘paradoxus’) Black Redstart at Canons Farm at Reads Rest Bottom/Tart’s Field; also 500 Linnets (S Gale/J Snell/I Ward).

Effingham Forest: Hawfinch at Pump Pond Wood mid-afternoon (M Waite).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still at Vampire Flats (M Bravery/D Carlsson/M Young).

London Wetland Centre: Bittern, Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 6 Pintail and 4 Shelduck (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs still. From Wandle Trail path view trees in front of blue container at unit B yard at roughly 51.3911, -0.1683 (E & P Hunter).

Sunday 1st

Caspian Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).
Caspian Gull, Rotherhithe (R Bonser).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Shelduck (M Healy).

Cutt Mill Ponds: 4 Goosander on Cuttmil House Pond (P Osborn).

Effingham Forest: Crossbill (J Smith).

Frensham Common: first-winter Great Grey Shrike still (BirdGuides).

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 Water Pipit, Goldeneye, 4 Shelduck and 4 Pintail (WWT).

Mitcham: Yellow-browed Warbler still at Poulter Park; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs 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).

Rotherhithe: 1st-winter Caspian Gull off Greenland Pier in afternoon; also 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull (R Bonser).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull flew over late morning (D Harris).

Westcott: 200+ Linnets at Milton Court Farm (C York).