September 2019

Thursday 19 September

Spotted Flycatcher, Tice's Meadow (C Varndell).
Spotted Flycatcher, Tice’s Meadow (C Varndell).

Bankside: Garden Warbler at Tate Modern (R Braddock).

Birtley Green: Yellow Wagtail flew south over Bonhurst Farm; also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Birtley Brook (S Chastell/E Stubbs).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Whinchats and Common Sandpiper (D Hochadel/WWT).

Priest Hill: Whinchat still (S Gale).

Tice’s Meadow: Spotted Flycatcher (tenth site record); also Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (A Bray/M Cutts/R Dickey/M Elsoffer/R Seargent/C Varndell).

Witley Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (M Lawn).

Wednesday 18 September

Holmethorpe SPs: Greenshank flew north; also Yellow Wagtail flew north and Green Sandpiper on Railway Pools (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Priest Hill: Whinchat still; also Lesser Whitethroat (S Gale).

South Norwood CP: Whinchat (J Hughes).

Tice’s Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler trapped and ringed again (same bird as yesterday); also female Redstart trapped and ringed and Wheatear in Workings (R Seargent/TMBG).

Wandsworth Common: Reed Warbler (N Rutter).

West Clandon: Whinchat at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Tuesday 17 September

Grasshopper Warbler, Tice's Meadow (R Dickey).
Grasshopper Warbler, Tice’s Meadow (R Dickey).

Colley Hill: Whinchat and female Redstart (S Gale).

Holmethorpe SPs: Common Sandpiper and probable Redstart (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatear and 2 Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Mogador: male Redstart (S Gale).

Molesey Heath: Green Sandpiper at Molesey GP (G Barter).

Priest Hill: 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchat and probable Redstart (I Rowe).

Riddlesdown: 2 Whinchats (N Hunt).

Ripley: male Honey Buzzard flew south-west at 14:55 (J Hobden).

Tice’s Meadow: Grasshopper Warbler trapped and ringed; also Dartford Warbler by Ray’s Gap (R Dickey/TMBG).

West Clandon: female/juvenile Marsh Harrier circled Clandon Wood NBR then flew south-west at 09:39; also Yellow Wagtail flew over (M Phelps).

Monday 16 September

Beddington Farmlands: Whinchat, Raven, female Pintail, 2 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper (BFBG/S Thomas).

Burgh Heath: Lesser Whitethroat at Canons Farm (S Gale).

Holmethorpe SPs: 2 Green Sandpipers (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: Common Sandpiper (R Allen/WWT).

Priest Hill: 1+ Lesser Whitethroats (I Rowe).

Sunday 15 September

Capel: Spotted Flycatcher (W Attridge).

London Wetland Centre: 129 Gadwall, 2 Wheatears and Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Palmers Cross: Wheatear at Tilsey Farm (E Stubbs).

Putney Heath: Spotted Flycatcher (L Evans-Hill).

Titsey: White Stork (presumably a reintroduced bird from Knepp/Wintershall) flew north over M25 near Clacket Lane Services in afternoon (BirdGuides).

Wimbledon Common: Spotted Flycatcher at Ladies Mile (A Podmore).

Woodmansterne: Wryneck at Dungeon Hill in morning (BirdGuides).

Worcester Park: 2 Yellow Wagtails flew south (I Rowe).

Saturday 14 September

Yellow Wagtails, Birtley Green (E Stubbs).
Yellow Wagtails, Birtley Green (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: Green Sandpiper (J Drewett).

Berrylands SF: 2 Common Sandpipers (N Tanner).

Birtley Green: 3 Whinchats and 2 Yellow Wagtails at Bonhurst Farm (E Stubbs).

Dorking: Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail at Wescott (M Davis).

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

Leigh: 2 Yellow Wagtails (W Attridge).

Leith Hill: 3 Yellow Wagtails flew over tower; also 6 Spotted Flycatchers (W Attridge).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Whinchats, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear and 2 Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Molesey Heath: juvenile Marsh Harrier flew north-east over Molesey GP at 08:15; also 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 3+ Yellow Wagtails (D Harris).

Norbury Park: 3 Whinchats and Yellow Wagtail at Norbury Park Farm (D Stubbs).

Palmers Cross: 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Coldbourne Copse (E Stubbs).

Shalford Water Meadows: Whinchat (K Britten).

West Clandon: 3 Whinchats at Clandon Wood NBR (R Clark).

Witley Common: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (M Lawn).

Friday 13 September

Beddington Farmlands: Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Whinchats, Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtails, Pintail and 2 Green Sandpipers (BFBG/BirdGuides).

Manx Shearwater, Leatherhead (Wildlife Aid Foundation).
Manx Shearwater, Leatherhead (Wildlife Aid Foundation).

Berrylands SF: 2 Common Sandpipers (N Tanner).

Burgh Heath: Yellow Wagtail, Swift, 3 Wheatears and 3 Whinchats at Canons Farm (S Gale).

Dorking: Wheatear and 4 probable Whinchats in field beside Dorking to Westcott cycle path (C York).

Dungeon Hill: Wheatear (D Jennings).

London Wetland Centre: Redstart, Wheatear and 2 Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Newchapel: Green Sandpiper at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Stoke Lake: Yellow Wagtail flew over (M Kettell).

West Clandon: 2 Wheatears at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Late news from 3 September of two Manx Shearwaters found in Dorking and Guildford. The birds were taken to Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead, rehabilitated and released on the coast on 7 September. Full story here.

Thursday 12 September

Firecrest, Capel (W Attridge).
Firecrest, Capel (W Attridge).

Beddington Park: Green Sandpiper (T Sztypuljak).

Brockwell Park: 2 Spotted Flycatchers still in dead trees by BMX track (M Mac).

Capel: Firecrest trapped and ringed (W Attridge).

Holmethorpe SPs: Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (BT).

Kingston upon Thames: Swift flew west along River Thames (G Barter).

Leith Hill: 3 Spotted Flycatchers and Tree Pipit (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Bearded Tits in main reedbed in the afternoon (first county record since 6 November 2017 and at the same site); also 2 Yellow Wagtails flew south-east and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Newchapel: Green Sandpiper at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Richmond Park: 4 Whinchats and Wheatear (M Lewis/J Owen/P Pentek)).

South Norwood CP: Whinchat (J Hughes).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Whinchats, Swift and Common Sandpiper (J Hunt).

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

Worcester Park: 6 Yellow Wagtails flew south (I Rowe).

Wednesday 11 September

Beddington Farmlands: 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull, female Pintail, 7 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Whinchats, 2 Swifts and 4 Green Sandpipers (BFBG).

Leatherhead: Swift flew south-west over Randalls Way (N Batten).

London Wetland Centre: 123 Gadwall and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hughes).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull still on floodlight at Xcel Sports Hub football pitches (D Harris).

West Clandon: 2 Wheatears at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Tuesday 10 September

Whinchat, Beddington Farmlands (S Gale).
Whinchat, Beddington Farmlands (S Gale).

Bankside: Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher in birches at west end of Tate Modern (R Braddock).

Beddington Farmlands: female Pintail, Redstart, 5 Whinchats, 2 Swifts and 3 Green Sandpipers (S Gale).

Berrylands SF: Common Sandpiper (J Gale).

Capel: Spotted Flycatcher (W Attridge).

Leigh: Wheatear (W Attridge).

London Wetland Centre: Swift and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Newchapel: Green Sandpiper at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Priest Hill: Whinchat and 2 Wheatears (I Rowe).

Richmond Park: Whinchat (S Read).

South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hughes).

West Clandon: 3 Wheatears at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Monday 9 September

Caspian Gull, Walton-on-Thames (D Harris).
Caspian Gull, Walton-on-Thames (D Harris).

Bankside: Spotted Flycatcher at east end of Tate Modern (R Braddock).

Beddington Farmlands: female Pintail, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Whinchats, Wheatear, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

Betchworth: 2 Wheatears (W Attridge).

Dorking: Swift flew over The Nower; also possible Osprey over (M Davis).

Leigh: Wheatear (W Attridge).

London Wetland Centre: no sign of Wryneck though Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Newchapel: Spotted Flycatcher and Green Sandpiper at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hughes).

Thorncombe Street: Whimbrel sound recorded over Allden’s Hill at 01:08 (E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: 2 Cattle Egrets briefly in The Meadow late morning – tenth county record (pending acceptance) though ninth in the last two years; third record for Tice’s Meadow (R Horton).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull again on floodlight at Xcel Sports Hub football pitches (D Harris).

West Clandon: 2 Wheatears at Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Snipe, Worcester Park (I Rowe).
Snipe, Worcester Park (I Rowe).

Sunday 8 September

Beddington Farmlands: female Pintail, 4 Yellow Wagtails, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

Brockwell Park: 3 Spotted Flycatchers in trees by sand pile near clock tower (M Mac).

Capel: Snipe flew over garden (W Attridge).

Denbies Hillside: juvenile Honey Buzzard flew west at 12:45; also female Goshawk and female Redstart (S Gale).

Hascombe: Tree Pipit flew south over New Barn (E Stubbs).

Leith Hill: Pied Flycatcher still at Dukes Warren; also Wheatear and 6 Spotted Flycatchers (C York).

London Wetland Centre: Wryneck still from Wildside Hide afternoon only and elusive; also 2 Whichats, 2 Wheatears, 3 Swifts and Common Sandpiper (BirdGuides/F Maroevic/T Smith/WWT).

Morden Hall Park: 3 Yellow Wagtails and 4 Swifts flew north (A Dutta).

Newchapel: Green Sandpiper at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Palmers Cross: Yellow Wagtail flew south over Tilsey Farm (E Stubbs).

Richmond Park: 5 Whinchat (H Bradshaw).

Shalford Water Meadows: Lesser Whitethroat (K Britten).

South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hughes).

Thursley Common: 2 Spotted Flycatchers (Neish).

Witley Common: Spotted Flycatcher (M Lawn).

Worcester Park: 5 Snipe flew west over garden early morning (I Rowe).

Saturday 7 September

Osprey, Leith Hill (E Stubbs).
Osprey, Leith Hill (E Stubbs).

Badshot Lea Ponds: 2 Swifts (J Hunt).

Beddington Farmlands: female Pintail, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Wheatears, 8 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

Dorking: Yellow Wagtail flew over Meadowbank (M Davis).

Holmethorpe SPs: Green Sandpiper (BT).

Leith Hill: Osprey circled over Redlands then flew west past tower c.09:22-09:35 (same as North Holmwood); also Crossbill (M Davis/M Phelps/R Stride/D Stubbs/E Stubbs).

London Wetland Centre: Wryneck still from Wildside Hide afternoon only; also 3 Yellow Wagtails flew north-east, Whinchat, 3 Wheatears, 7 Swifts, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers (BirdGuides/WWT).

North Holmwood: Osprey flew south-west towards Leith Hill c.09:10 (W Attridge).

Rotherhithe: adult and 1st-winter Yellow-legged Gull by Doubletree Hotel early afternoon (R Bonser).

South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hughes).

St Catherine’s Hill: Osprey seen from A3100 at 19:15 (M Lucas).

Tice’s Meadow: Whinchat, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers (R Seargent).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull still on floodlight at EXCEL football pitches (D Harris).

Friday 6 September

Wryneck, London Wetland Centre (D Element).
Wryneck, London Wetland Centre (D Element).

Badshot Lea Ponds: 2 Swifts (J Hunt).

Leith Hill: 2 Spotted Flycatchers (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: Wryneck still from Wildside Hide and showing on-off all day; also Wheatear, 15 Swifts, Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers (M Bravery/P Francis/A Merritt/M Palmer/D Panchaud/WWT et al).

Molesey Heath: Green Sandpiper still (J Hasse).

Richmond Park: 2 Yellow Wagtails, Redstart and 2 Wheatears (P Pentek).

South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hughes).

Thorncombe Street: Wood Sandpiper sound recorded over Allden’s Hill at 01:01 (E Stubbs).

Tice’s Meadow: Dunlin and 6 Common Sandpipers (M Elsoffer).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull again on floodlight at EXCEL football pitches (BirdGuides).

West Clandon: Marsh Harrier flew low north-east over Clandon Regis Golf Club; also 4 Yellow Wagtails flew over Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Thursday 5 September

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

Badshot Lea Ponds: Yellow Wagtail over at dusk (J Hunt).

Beddington Farmlands: 2 Yellow Wagtails and 5 Green Sandpipers (BFBG).

Catteshall: Osprey in tree by lock (B Milton).

Hambledon: Whinchat and 2 Wheatears at Court Farm (H Leonard).

London Wetland Centre: Wryneck on Grazing Marsh from Wildside Hide until 16:30 at least; also Pied Flycatcher still at Wildside by field lab, juvenile Marsh Harrier low over grazing marsh then flew south at 16:30, Yellow Wagtail, Ringed Plover, 5 Swifts, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers (J Brooks/T Harvey/J Wilczur/A Wilkinson/WWT).

Newchapel: 2+ Green Sandpipers at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over Papercourt Farm; also 2 Whinchats still (D Baker/BirdGuides).

Richmond Park: Whinchat still (P Pentek/S Read).

South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper (J Hughes).

Thursley Common: Yellow Wagtail flew over (E Stubbs).

Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher (N Rutter).

Wednesday 4 September

Badshot Lea Ponds: Swift (J Hunt).

Beddington Farmlands: 3 Whinchats, Greenshank on main lake and Wheatear (BirdGuides).

London Wetland Centre: Pied Flycatcher still at Wildside by field lab; also Ringed Plover, juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 8 Swifts, Green Sandpiper and 3 Common Sandpipers (WWT).

Richmond Park: Whinchat (H Bradshaw).

Tuesday 3 September

Caspian Gull, Walton-on-Thames (Dave Harris).
Caspian Gull, Walton-on-Thames (Dave Harris).

Badshot Lea Ponds: Swift (J Hunt).

Capel: Turtle Dove flew south-east at 07:25 (W Attridge).

Crooksbury Common: Pied Flycatcher still; also 8 Spotted Flycatchers and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker briefly (S Ferguson).

Frensham Common: Nightjar (R Douglas).

London Wetland Centre: Garganey still; also 20 Swifts, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Molesey Heath: Great Egret again; also Green Sandpiper still (D Harris).

Morden Hall Park: Yellow Wagtail flew west (A Dutta).

Norbury Park: 15+ Yellow Wagtails with livestock at Norbury Park Farm (J Snell).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 4 Whinchats still; also Wheatear (P Venables).

South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper (J Hughes).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull again on floodlight at EXCEL football pitches; also adult Yellow-legged Gull by Walton Bridge (D Harris).

West Clandon: 2+ Yellow Wagtails flew over Clandon Wood NBR (M Phelps).

Witley Common: 3 Spotted Flycatchers (M Lawn).

Monday 2 September

Wheatear, West Clandon (M Phelps).
Wheatear, West Clandon (M Phelps).

Badshot Lea Ponds: 4 Swifts (J Hunt).

Beddington Farmlands: Grasshopper Warbler, Whinchat, Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers (BFBG/G James/S Thomas).

Brookwood: Wheatear at Brookwood Cemetery (S Wright).

Cranleigh: 2 Whinchats at Alderbrook Farm; also Woodlark and 3 Wheatears (R Stride).

Crooksbury Common: Pied Flycatcher still north of car park past metal gate between first and second pylon on right; also 4 Spotted Flycatchers (A Goddard/J Rowland).

London Wetland Centre: Pied Flycatcher still at Wildside by field lab; also Garganey, Whinchat, 4 Swifts, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper (WWT).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 4 Whinchats still (C Lodge).

South Norwood CP: Common Sandpiper (J Hughes).

Stoke Lake: Yellow Wagtail flew over (M Kettell).

Tugley Wood: 2 Crossbills flew over (M Lincott).

Wandsworth Common: Spotted Flycatcher (N Rutter).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Yellow-legged Gull by Walton Bridge (A Cheeseman).

West Clandon: Whinchat at Clandon Wood NBR; also Tree Pipit flew over and Wheatear (M Phelps).

Sunday 1 September

Honey Buzzard, Thursley Common (S Ferguson).
Honey Buzzard, Thursley Common (S Ferguson).

Badshot Lea Ponds: 3 Swifts (J Hunt).

Beddington Farmlands: 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Common Sandpiper (BFBG).

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

Crooksbury Common: Pied Flycatcher still; also 9 Spotted Flycatchers (K Duncan/J Gates/S Ferguson/H McBean/G Stokes et al).

Frensham Great Pond: Osprey flew west at 06:58 (S Peters).

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

Leith Hill: 2 Wheatears and 7 Spotted Flycatchers (M Davis).

London Wetland Centre: Pied Flycatcher still at Wildside by field lab; also Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Green Sandpipers and Common Sandpiper (O Dewhurst/A Wilkinson/WWT).

Molesey Heath: Great Egret still; also Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers still (S Ferguson/D Harris).

Newchapel: Whinchat and Wheatear at Shawlands Farm; also Green Sandpiper at British Wildlife Centre (K Noble).

Palmers Cross: Wheatear at Tilsey Farm (E Stubbs).

Papercourt Water Meadows: 3 Whinchats still (R Clark).

Richmond Park: Great Egret again; also 2 Whinchats, 3 Wheatears and juvenile Cuckoo (R Dunne/S Woolfenden).

South Norwood CP: 2 Common Sandpipers (J Hughes).

Thorncombe Street: Yellow Wagtail flew south over Allden’s Hill at 06:31 (E Stubbs).

Thursley Common: Honey Buzzard drifted south at 09:38; also Osprey flew south at 08:38, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Wheatears (S Ferguson/C Jones/K Lightfoot/P Venables).

Tice’s Meadow: Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, 2 Swifts, 2 Green Sandpipers and 6 Common Sandpipers (M Elsoffer/R Seargent).

Osprey, Thursley Common (S Ferguson).
Osprey, Thursley Common (S Ferguson).

Tooting Common: Lesser Whitethroat (A Wilkinson).

Walton-on-Thames: adult Caspian Gull still on floodlight by EXCEL football pitches (D Harris/B Spencer).

Wimbledon Common: Spotted Flycatcher (S Morrison).

Winkworth Arboretum: Pied Flycatcher around east side of Rowes Flashe early morning; also Reed Warbler (E Stubbs).