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April 30
Wood Warbler at Regent's Park, also 3 Wheatears & Sedge Warbler (Des McKenzie)
Wood Warbler at Watford, audible from Bucknalls Lane (Birdguides)
Cuckoo at Brent Res, also Common Sand (Ian Ellis)
Greenshank at Stanwell Moor, also Hobby & 2+ LRPs (Birdguides)
Spotted Flycatcher, 3 at Victoria Park, also 2 Garden Warblers (Bob Watts)
Cetti's Warbler at Walthamstow Marsh, also Lesser Whitethroat (David Darrell-Lambert)
Garden Warbler at Tate Modern (David Darrell-Lambert)
Whinchat, 2 at Rainham Marsh, also 3 Wheatears (Dominic Funnell)

April 29
Turtle Dove at Horsenden Hill, also 2 Lesser Whitethorats (Andy Culshaw)
Ring Ouzel at Lee Valley, Holyfield Goose Fields, also Hobby at Hooks Marsh (Birdguides)
Hobby at Staines Res, also 800+ Swifts & 62 Common Terns (Ian Ellis)
Swift, 1300 at Walthamstow Res
(David Darrell-Lambert)

April 28
Red-rumped Swallow at Staines Res, also Kittiwake flew through (Birdguides)
Red-rumped Swallow at Beddington SF
Cetti's Warbler at Walthamstow Marsh (David Darrell-Lambert)
Swift, 600+ at Walthamstow Res (David Darrell-Lambert)

April 27
Whimbrel, 4 at Staines Res, also 4 Dunlin, 2 + Arctic Terns, 100+ Common Terns, 600+ Swifts, 30 Sand Martins, LRP & Ringed Plover (Andy Culshaw, Pete Naylor)
Garden Warbler at Horsenden Hill, also 2 Lesser Whitethroats & 8 Whitethroats (Andy Culshaw)
Hobby at South Oxhey (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Lee Valley, Holyfield Goose Fields, also LRP at Hall Marsh; 2 LRPs & Lesser Whitethroat at Cornmill Meadows; and 2 LRPs & Garden Warbler at Seventy Acres Lake (Stephen Harris)
Ring Ouzel at Sevenoaks WR, also 2 Redstarts (Birdguides)

Jack Snipe at Barnes WWT, also 2 Yellow Wagtails, Common Sand & 3 LRPs (John Wright)
Alpine Swift at Fairlop CP (Mike Dennis)

April 26
Sandwich Tern, 2 at Island Barn Res, also 160 Swallows (Dave Harris)
Little Gull at Staines Res, also 84+ Common Terns, 2 Hobbies, Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 2 Green Sands, Common Sand, 300+ Swifts & 60+ Swallows (Pete Naylor)
Cetti's Warbler at Wraysbury GP, also Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warblers & Lesser Whitethroat (Pete Naylor)
Whinchat at Brent Res, also Wheatear, 53 Swifts, 51 Common Terns, 120 Swallows, 5 Sand Martins, 7 House Martins, 22 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers, 4 Yellow Wagtails & Common Sand (Andrew Self)
Green Sand at Sevenoaks WR, also 7 LRPs, 10 Swifts & 6 Garden Warblers (Birdguides)
Greenshank at Stanwell Moor, also 3 Hobbies, 2 Yellow Wagtails & 2 Wheatears (Birdguides)
Garganey at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe & Yellow-legged Gull (Birdguides)
Garden Warbler at Horsenden Hill, also Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroats, 20 Blackcaps, Sedge Warbler & Reed Warbler (Andy Culshaw)
Ring Ouzel at Vicarage Farm, Enfield (Birdguides)
Little Gull at King George V Res, also Whinchat, 5 Common Sands & LRP (Birdguides)
Hobby at Sewardstone (Birdguides)
Whinchat at Rammey Marsh East, also Nightingale near Lock (Martin Shepherd)

April 25
Pomarine Skua, 13 at Queen Mother Res, flew north at 19:20 (Chris Heard)
Greenshank, 3 at Brent Res, -
see photo also 23 Swifts, 20 Common Terns, Swallow, Sand Martin, 19 Blackcaps & 5 Sedge Warblers (Andrew Self)
Caspian Gull at Barnes WWT, also 2 Jack Snipe, Wheatear, Common Sand & 17 Swifts (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Lee Valley, Holyfield Goose Fields, also Whimbrel & Green Sand (Martin Shepherd)
Sandwich Tern at Greenwich Ecology Park, also 4 Common Terns (Birdguides)
Black Tern, 3 at Staines Res, also 200+ Swifts, 4 Ringed Plovers, 3+ LRPs, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail & Common Sand (Ken Purdey)
Common Scoter, 5 at Rainham Marshes, on Thames, also 4 Greenshanks, 2 Spotted Redshanks & 4 LRPs (Birdguides)
Fieldfare
at Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)
Whimbrel at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

April 24
Red Kite west over Barnes WWT at 09.10, also Marsh Harrier flew north at 10.10 (Birdguides)
Wood Warbler at Morden, in park adjacent to Wyevale Garden Centre (Birdguides)
Whimbrel at Staines Res, also 10 Swifts, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 70 Common Terns, Greenshank & 7 LRPs (Birdguides)
Swift, 15 at Brent Res, also Common Sand (Roy Beddard)
Grasshopper Warbler at Wraysbury GP, also 2 Common Sands (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Lee Valley, Holyfield Goose Fields, also Whinchat & 2 LRPs (Birdguides)
Common Sandpiper, 3 at Victoria Park (Bob Watts)
Garden Warbler at East India Dock, also 12 Common Terns, LRP & Common Sand (Bob Watts)
Little Gull, 2 at QE2 Res, later moved to Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

April 23
Osprey over Amwell GP, flew north at 10.25 (Birdguides)
Red Kite over Ilford (Peter Richardson)
Little Gull, 4 at Staines Res, -
see photo, also Slavonian Grebe, 60+ Common Terns, Greenshank, 10+ Swifts, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 7 Goldeneye & 9 LRPs (Lee Evans, Jim Sweetland)
Whimbrel at Barnes WWT, also Greenshank (Birdguides)
Whimbrel, 2 at Queen Elizabeth II Res (Dave Harris)
Little Gull, 2 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Grasshopper Warbler at Wraysbury GP, also 3 Swifts (Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Croxley Common Moor, also 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers & Reed Warbler (Birdguides)
Swift, 5 at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Whinchat at Fairlop CP, also Cuckoo, Swift, Wheatear & Lesser Whitethroat (Birdguides)
Yellow Wagtail at Lee Valley, Holyfield Goose Fields, also Green Sand & LRP (Chris Langsdon)
Garganey at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

April 22
Common Buzzard over Tate Modern at 12.48 (David Darrell-Lambert)
Little Gull, 3 at King George V Res, also 2 Yellow Wagtails (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 3 at Island Barn Res, also Hobby (Dave Harris)
Nightingale at Sewardstone Marsh, also Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat & LRP (Birdguides)
Cetti's Warbler at Walthamstow Marsh (David Darrell-Lambert)
Little Gull, 5 at Staines Res, also 2 Yellow Wagtails, Greenshank, 11 LRPs & Green Sand (Birdguides)
Garganey at Beddington SF, also Common Sand & LRP (Johnny Allan)

April 21
Black Kite over Weald CP, Brentwood, flew west at 16.55 (Birdguides)
Subalpine Warbler at Lonsdale Road Res, Ferry Lane end, seen again in evening (John Gordon)
Little Gull, 38 at Staines Res, also 90 Common Terns, 17+ Swifts, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 6 LRPs, 5 Ringed Plovers, 3 Green Sands & Dunlin (Pete Naylor)
Slavonian Grebe, 2 at King George VI Res, also Dunlin (Pete Naylor)
Ring Ouzel at Belvedere, in horse paddock on Norman Rd (Birdguides)
Swift, 2 at Walthamstow Res, also Turnstone, Greenshank, Green Sand, 3 Common Sands & LRP (David Darrell-Lambert)
Common Tern, 19 at Brent Res, also 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, 11 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins & House Martin (Andrew Self)
Little Gull at Dagenham Chase (Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Croxley Common Moor (Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 5 at Dartford Marsh on Thames (Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 3 at King George V Res, also Black Tern, 21 Little Gulls, Sanderling, Turnstone, 2 Common Sands & 2 Swifts (Birdguides)
Hobby at South Ockenden (Birdguides)
Whinchat at Fairlop CP, also Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 3 at Walton Res (Dave Harris)

April 20
Little Gull, 47 at Staines Res, also 70+ Common Terns, Arctic Tern, Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Swifts, 4 LRPs, Green Sand & 10+ House Martins (Andrew Moon, Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel, 2 at Horsenden Hill, also Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Chiffchaffs, 13 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers & Common Tern (Andy Culshaw)
Whimbrel, 2 at Rainham Marsh (Birdguides)
Cetti's Warbler at Walthamstow Marsh (Dominic Mitchell)
Little Ringed Plover at Brent Res, also 15 Common Terns (Roy Beddard)
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 2 at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
Little Gull at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

April 19
Little Gull, 68 at Staines Res, also Sandwich Tern, Bar-tailed Godwit, 85+ Common Terns, 3 Swifts, Yellow Wagtail & Pintail (Ken Purdey, Birdguides)
Common Tern, 15 at Brent Res, also 20 Swallows, 3 House Martins & Sedge Warbler (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
Garganey, 3 at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe & 3 Redshank (John Schmidt)
Greenshank, 4 at Beddington SF, also Rock Pipit & Common Sand (Johnny Allan)
Ring Ouzel, 1+ at Staines Moor (Birdguides)
Garden Warbler at Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)
Little Gull, 21 at King George V Res, also Black Tern & 3 Yellow Wagtails (Birdguides)
Common Sandpiper at William Girling Res, also Greenshank (Birdguides)
Nightingale, 2 at Sewardstone Marsh (Birdguides)
Little Gull at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
Little Gull at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

April 18
Common Tern, 15 at Brent Res, also 17 Blackcaps, 12 Chiffchaffs, 6 Whitethroats, 5 Willow Warblers & 2 Sedge Warblers (Andrew Self)
Garganey, 3 at Barnes WWT, also Woodlark over at 11.00, Avocet, 4 Green Sands & 4 Ruff (Birdguides)
Cuckoo at Belvedere, also Green Sand & 2 Common Sands (Birdguides)
Cuckoo at Dagenham Chase, also 5 Whitethroats (Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Croxley Common Moor, also 20+ Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroats & 3 Sedge Warblers (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Lee Valley, at Goosefields, also Grey Plover, 3 Green Sands & Pintail (Chris & Pete Langsdon)
Sandwich Tern at King George V Res, also Black Tern, 15 Little Gulls & Swift (Birdguides)
Sandwich Tern at Queen Elizabeth II Res (Dave Harris)
Cetti's Warbler at Walthamstow Marsh, also Whitethroat (Birdguides)
Lesser Whitethroat, 2 at Tylers Common (Birdguides)

April 17
Lesser Scaup, drake at Brent Res, also 14 Arctic Terns in morning (Roy Beddard, Bob Watts)
Garganey, 3 at Barnes WWT, also 15 Little Gulls & 6 Bar-tailed Godwits (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 14 at Walton Res, also 2 Black Terns & 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (Dave Harris)
Little Gull, 8 at Queen Mother Res flew NE at 09.28 (Birdguides)
Black Tern, 2 at Tyttenhanger GPs, also 2 Green Sands & 5 LRPs (Birdguides)
Hobby at Hornchurch CP, also Grasshopper Warbler (Birdguides)
Black Tern, 2 at King George V Res, also 3 Sandwich Terns & 17 Little Gulls (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 17 at Island Barn Res, also 4 Swifts (Dave Harris)

April 16
Green-winged Teal at Belvedere on Thames by incinerator outfall (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 22 at Brent Res, also 10 Arctic Terns, 10 Common Terns, 4 Willow Warblers & 3 Whitethroats (Roy Beddard)
Little Gull, 52 at Staines Res, also 77 Common Terns, 3 Dunlin, 6 Green Sands, Yellow Wagtail & Red-breasted Merganser (Pete Naylor, Dave Morris, Rob Innes, Jim Sweetland)
Little Gull, 40 at King George V Res, also 2 Black Terns, 30 Common Terns & 2 Yellow Wagtails (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 16 at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
Sandwich Tern at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Osprey over Walthamstow Marsh at 10.10, also Cetti's Warbler & 7 Whitethroats (Birdguides, David Darrell-Lambert)
Nightingale at Sewardstone, also 5 Whitethroats (Birdguides)
Garganey, 3 at Barnes WWT, also 2 Water Pipits, Jack Snipe, Wheatear & Redstart (Birdguides)

April 15
Little Gull, 15 at Staines Res, also Little Tern, Whimbrel, Yellow Wagtail, Yellow-legged Gull & Pintail (Pete Naylor, Ken Purdey, Rob Innes)
Black Tern, 2 at King George V Res, also 36 Little Gulls, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, 30 Common Terns, 10 Sand Martins,White Wagtail & Yellow Wagtail (Steve Connor, Phil Vines, Chris & Pete Langsdon)
Whitethroat at Brent Res, also Sedge Warbler & 7 Common Terns (Andrew Self)
Garganey, 2 at Lee Valley on Hall Marsh scrape, also Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler & 3 LRPs and Garden Warbler at Bowyers GP (Birdguides, Steve Connor)
Little Egret at Sewardstone Marsh (Chris & Pete Langsdon)
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail, Jack Snipe, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler & Reed Warbler (Birdguides)
Tree Pipit at Fairlop CP, also Whitethroat (Birdguides)
Whitethroat at Lake Farm, Hayes (Pete Naylor)
Little Gull at Island Barn Res, also 24 Common Terns (Dave Harris)

April 14
Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 at West Thurrock, also 18 Curlew (Steve Connor)
Whimbrel at Rainham Marsh, also Little Egret (Steve Connor)
Little Ringed Plover at Brent Res, also 6 Common Terns & 4 Swallows (Roy Beddard, Ian Ellis)
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Jack Snipe, Rock Pipit & 2 Green Sands (Birdguides)
Whimbrel, 4 at Walton Res, also Black-necked Grebe & 4 White Wagtails (Dave Harris)
Oystercatcher at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Little Gull at Staines Res, also 2 Arctic Terns, 20 Common Terns & 4 Ruff (Birdguides)
Swallow at Walthamstow Marsh, also Fieldfare (David Darrell-Lambert)
Water Pipit at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Pintail, 2 at Ruislip Lido (John Schmidt)

April 13
Arctic Tern, 2+ at Brent Res, also Black Redstart, 3 Common Tern, 3 Swallows, Sand Martin & 2 Redwings (Andrew Self)
Green-winged Teal at Thamesmead, on foreshore by Crossness Ind. Engines Museum, also apparent hybrid (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at Beddington SF, also 2 Yellow Wagtails (Johnny Allan)
Water Pipit, 3 at Staines Moor (Tony Sweetland)
Little Ringed Plover at Stanwell Moor, also Ringed Plover (Tony Sweetland)
Little Gull at Staines Res, also 8 Common Terns & 27 LRPs (Tony Sweetland, Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Lee Valley on Hall Marsh scrape, also LRP (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Common Buzzard, Sedge Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Jack Snipe & 2 Common Terns (Andy Culshaw, Birdguides)
Slavonian Grebe, 2 at King George VI Res (Ken Purdey)
Little Egret at Sewardstone, also Whitethroat (Birdguides)
Bar-tailed Godwit at King George V Res, also 2 Whimbrel, Little Gull, Green Sand, LRP & 3 Common Terns (Birdguides)
Brambling, 20 at Epping Forest, Long Hills (Birdguides)
Whimbrel at Walton Res, also 2 White Wagtails & 14 Common Terns (Dave Harris)

April 12
Common Buzzard over Woolwich Common, also Willow Warbler (Bob Watts)
Slavonian Grebe, 2 at King George VI Res (Birdguides)
Ruff, 4+ at Staines Res, 6+ LRPs & Common Tern (Andrew Moon)
Blue-headed Wagtail at Staines Moor, also Water Pipit & 3 LRPs (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover, 3 at Stanwell Moor, also 2 Egyptian Geese -
see photo (Andrew Moon)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at Dagenham Chase (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Lee Valley on Hall Marsh scrape (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at Cornmill Meadows (Andrew Self)
Common Tern, 2 at Brent Res, also 2 Swallows (Andrew Self)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at Stocker's flooded field, also 2 Common Terns & Green Sand (John Schmidt)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at Sevenoaks WR, also 2 Green Sands (Birdguides)

April 11
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also House Martin, Ringed Plover & 3+ LRP (Sacha Barbato)
Kittiwake at King George V Res, also 2 Little Gulls, Common Tern & Bar-tailed Godwit (Birdguides)
Curlew Sandpiper at Walton Res, also 5 Avocet, 2 Common Terns, Black-necked Grebe, Yellow Wagtail, 2 White Wagtails & 3 LRPs (Steve Spooner)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at QE2 Res (Steve Spooner)
Common Tern 3 at Island Barn Res (Steve Spooner)
Swallow, 2 at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Water Pipit at Bowman's Farm Lake, also 6+ LRPs (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 7 at Staines Res, also 4 Ruff, 12 LRPs, 4 Green Sands 7 Common Tern (Birdguides)

April 10
Marsh Harrier, 2 over Barnes WWT, also 2 Garganey, Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Jack Snipe, Sedge Warbler & House Martin (Martin Honey, Birdguides)
Little Gull at Dagenham Chase, also 4 Swallows (Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 2 at Ruislip Lido (Birdguides)
Slavonian Grebe, 2 at King George VI Res, also 4 LRPs (Lee Evans, Ken Purdey)
Black-tailed Godwit at Stanwell Moor, also Grey Plover, Dunlin & 3 LRPs (Lee Evans, Ken Purdey)
Little Gull, 7 at Staines Res, also 2 Arctic Terns, 4 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Redshank, 6 Green Sands, 18 LRPs, 4 Ringed Plover, 80 Sand Martins & 2 Yellow Wagtails (Lee Evans, Ken Purdey)
Black-necked Grebe at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)
Garganey, 2 at Lee Valley on Hall Marsh scrape (Birdguides)

April 9
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Yellow-legged Gull, House Martin, Sedge Warbler, Jack Snipe & LRP (Birdguides)
Swallow, 5 over Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Water Pipit at Sevenoaks WR (Birdguides)
Kittiwake at King George V Res, also 2 White Wagtails (Birdguides)
Arctic Tern, 4 at Staines Res, also 4 Ruff, 7 Little Gulls, Red-breasted Merganser, 15 LRPs, 60 Sand Martins, 15 Swallows, House Martins & 2 Common Terns (Lee Evans)

April 8
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake - see photo (Birdguides)
Avocet, 6 at Staines Res, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, 4 Green Sands, 16 LRPs, 2 Little Gulls, Red-breasted Merganser, 65 Sand Martins & a few Swallows (Pete Naylor et al)
Dunlin at King George V Res, also 4 LRPs, 3 Green Sands, Swallow & Goosander (Birdguides)
Whitethroat at Banstead Heath (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Jack Snipe & Green Sand (Mike Sheehan, Birdguides)

April 7
White-fronted Geese, 3 at Stanwell Moor, - see photo also Green Sand, 7 Sand Martins & 3 LRPs (Lee Evans)
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake (Birdguides)
Green-winged Teal at Thamesmead, on Thames foreshore by Crossness Industrial Engines Museum sign (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 2 adults at Staines Res, also Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Ringed Plovers, 3 Ruff, 9 LRPs, 40 Sand Martins & Swallow (Lee Evans, Tony Sweetland, Ken Purdey)
Dunlin at King George VI Res, also 2 Ringed Plovers (Ken Purdey)
Green Sandpiper
Yellow Wagtail at Beddington SF, also Ruff & 3 Sand Martin (Johnny Allan)
Common Scoter at King George V Res (Birdguides)

April 6
Red Kite over Barnes WWT, also Whimbrel, 2 Garganey, 1st summer Caspian Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Little Egret & Yellow Wagtail (Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 6 at Rainham Marsh RSPB on Thames (Birdguides)
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake (Birdguides)
Little Gull at Staines Res, also 2 Arctic Terns, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 2 Swallows, 2 Yellow Wagtails & 6 LRPs (Andrew Moon, Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 3 at King George VI Res, also 2 Yellow Wagtails (Andrew Moon)
White-fronted Geese, 3 at Stanwell Moor, also Dunlin, 2 Green Sands & 3 LRPs (Andrew Moon, Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 2 at Queen Mother Res (Dave Morris & Pete Naylor)
Common Scoter, 2 at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)
Common Scoter, 3 at Queen Elizabeth II Res (Steve Spooner)
Redstart at Lee Valley, 50 metres past Bittern Watchpoint, also Yellow Wagtail at Fishers Green & Sedge Warbler at Hooks Marsh (Birdguides)
Arctic Tern at King George V Res, also 9 Ruff, White Wagtail & 2 LRPs (Birdguides)
Golden Plover, 146 at SITA Quarry, also 4 Ringed Plover & 2 LRPs (Pete Naylor)

April 5
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake (Birdguides)
Marsh Harrier over Hornchurch CP, at 07.45 also Cetti's Warbler (Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 2 at Rainham Marsh RSPB on Thames (Birdguides)
Arctic Tern at Staines Res, also Slavonian Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser & 6 LRPs (Pete Naylor)
Common Tern at Brent Res, also Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaffs & 8 Blackcaps (Andrew Self)
Mediterranean Gull, 2nd summer at Queen Mother Res (Birdguides)
Garden Warbler, 2 at Wraysbury Boating Lake, also 3 Willow Warblers (John Warren, Pete Naylor)
Little Egret at Barnes WWT, also Sedge Warbler & 2 Jack Snipe (Martin Honey)
Common Scoter at King George V Res, also Kittiwake, Red-crested Pochard & LRP (Birdguides)
Whitethroat at Sewardstone Marsh (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Lee Valley on Hall Marsh scrape, also one at Cornmill Meadows & Common Buzzard over Fishers Green (Chris & Pete Langsdon, Birdguides)
Yellow Wagtail at King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
White-fronted Geese, 3 at Stanwell Moor, also Green Sand & LRP (Pete Naylor)

April 4
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake (Birdguides)
Short-eared Owl over Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Redstart at Lee Valley, 100 metres past Bittern Watchpoint, also Nightingale & Whitethroat (Birdguides)
White Wagtail at Brent Res, also Willow Warbler & 2 Redwing (Andrew Self, Ian Ellis)
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also Red-breasted Merganser, Common Tern, & 4 LRPs (Rob Innes, Lee Evans)
Tree Pipit at Fairlop CP, also Sand Martin (Birdguides)
White-fronted Geese, 3 at Stanwell Moor, also 3 Green Sands, 2 LRPs & 2 Sand Martins (Jim Sweetland)
Bearded Tit at Belvedere, also Wheatear & 3 Green Sands (Birdguides)
Oystercatcher at Queen Mother Res (Rob Innes)
Willow Warbler, 6 at Wraysbury GP, also good numbers of Blackcap (Rob Innes)
House Martin, 2 at Staines Moor, also 6 Sand Martin (Rob Innes)
Bearded Tit at Berwick Ponds, also Cetti's Warbler (Birdguides)
Kittiwake at King George V Res (Birdguides)

April 3
Ring Ouzel at Valentine's Park (Birdguides)
Willow Warbler at Brent Res, also 10 Chiffchaffs & 4 Blackcaps (Andrew Self)
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake (Birdguides)
Little Gull, adult at Staines Res, also 2 Slavonian Grebes, 3 Black-necked Grebes, 9 LRPs, Green Sand, Med Gull, Yellow Wagtail & Red-breasted Merganser (Jim Sweetland, Rob Innes)
White-fronted Geese, 3 at Stanwell Moor, also 5 Green Sands & 2 LRPs (Birdguides)
Sand Martin, 3 at Staines Moor (Birdguides)
Common Buzzard over Barnes WWT, also Cetti's Warbler & Jack Snipe (Birdguides)
White Wagtail at Bedfont Lakes CP (Rob Innes)
White Wagtail at King George V Res, also 2 Wheatears, 2 Green Sands & 2 LRPs (Birdguides)

April 2
Osprey over Warlingham at 08.50 (Birdguides)
Sedge Warbler at Barnes WWT, also Wheatear, 3 LRPs, 4 Sand Martins & House Martin (Sacha Barbato, Mike Sheehan)
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake (Birdguides)
House Martin at King George V Res, also 2 Wheatears & 3 LRPs (Birdguides)
White-fronted Geese, 3 at Stanwell Moor, also 4 Green Sands & 2 LRPs (Rob Innes, Ken Purdey)
Water Pipit, 6 at Staines Moor, also LRP & 15 Sand Martins (Rob Innes, Ken Purdey)
Sand Martin, 50 at Sevenoaks WR, also 5 LRPs, 2 Swallows, 2 Green Sands & Willow Warbler (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Walthamstow Res, also 26+ Sand Martins, Swallow, 4 Goosander & 2 Common Sands (David Darrell-Lambert)
Mediterranean Gull, adult at Staines Res, also 3 Little Gulls, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 8 LRPs & Red-breasted Merganser (Ken Purdey, Rob Innes)
Swallow, 2 at Belhus Woods CP, also 2 LRPs (Birdguides)
Curlew at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

April 1
Lesser Scaup, 1st winter drake at Regent's Park, on Queen Mary Rose Garden Lake (Birdguides)
White-fronted Geese, 3 at Stanwell Moor, also 3 Green Sands (Rob Innes)
Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res, also Red-breasted Merganser, 4 LRPs & 3 Sand Martins (Rob Innes, Ken Purdey)
House Martin, 4 at Stanwell Village (Jim Sweetland)
Ringed Plover at Kempton NR (Rob Innes)
Slavonian Grebe, 2 at King George VI Res, also 3 LRPs (Ken Purdey)
Water Pipit at Barnes WWT, also Knot & House Martin (Birdguides)
Black Redstart at Vicarage Farm (Robert Callf)
Greenshank at Cornmill Meadows, also Jack Snipe & 2 LRPs (Phil Vines)
Brambling, 100+ at Epping Forest in Pear Tree Plain area (Andrew Middleton)
Water Pipit at Beddington SF, also 20 Sand Martins (Johnny Allan)

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