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August 31
Crossbill, 2 at Banstead Heath (Birdguides)
Garganey at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Yellow Wagtail at Brent Res, also Hobby, 150 Swifts, Spotted Flycatcher & 2 Common Sands (Brent Birders)
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 8 Black-necked Grebes, Pintail, Wheatear & 18 Yellow-legged Gulls (Ken Purdey, Peter Naylor)
Spotted Flycatcher at Rye Meads,also 2 Green Sands, Common Sand & Siskin (Paul Roper)
Redstart at Vicarage Farm, also 2 Spotted Flycatchers & Whinchat (Robert Callf)
Garganey at Kempton NR, also Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank & 4 Little Ringed Plovers (Peter Naylor)
Spotted Redshank at Stanwell Moor, also 2 Green Sands, Greenshank, 2 Snipe & Hobby (Peter Naylor)
Greenshank at King George V1 Res, also 4 Common Sands (Peter Naylor)

August 30
Ring-billed Gull at Greenwich, near entrance to Cutty Sark at 17.30 (Birdguides)
Crossbill, 40 at Black Park (Birdguides)
Crossbill, 40 at Thornden CP, Essex in Larch plantation (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 8 at Staines Res, also Goldeneye & 31 Yellow-legged Gulls (Ken Purdey, Rob Innes)
Spotted Redshank at Stanwell Moor, pit off Hithermoor Road & 3 Garganey on pool closest to Staines Moor, also 2 Green Sands in area & 2 Whinchat at Staines Moor (Rob Innes)

August 29
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 8 Black-necked Grebes, Pintail & 31 Yellow-legged Gulls (Rob Innes)
Spotted Redshank at Stanwell Moor, pit off Hithermoor Road, also Garganey & Green Sand (Rob Innes)
Whinchat opposite Film Works Cinema, Bugsby Way, also Arctic Tern, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, Shag & 2 Common Sands on Thames (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Kempton NR, also Little Egret, Wigeon, Greenshank & 3 Little Ringed Plovers (Ken Purdey)
Green Sandpiper at Enfield Lock, in KGV relief channel (Martin Shepherd)
Black Redstart at Alexandra Palace (Tom Clarke)
Whinchat, 4 on Chingford Plain (Rich Cope)
Green Sandpiper, 10 at Beddington SF, also Pied Flycatcher, 4 Ringed Plovers, 5 Common Sands & 13 Snipe (Johnny Allan)

August 28
Crossbill, 40 over Trent Park (Birdguides)
Wryneck at Hainault CP, by lake, also 2 Crossbills, 2 Spot Flys & 2 Redstarts (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 4 at Sevenoaks Reserve, also Common Sand (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 8 at Staines Res, also Slavonian Grebe, 34 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Common Sands, Ringed Plover, Wheatear & 2 Yellow Wagtails (Peter Naylor)
Whinchat, 3 at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)
Spotted Redshank at Stanwell Moor, pit off Hithermoor Road, also 2 Green Sands (Peter Naylor)
Chiffchaff, 18 at Horsenden Hill, also 9 Whitethroats, 9 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, Garden Warbler & Willow Warbler (Andrew Culshaw)
Green Sandpiper, 23 at Beddington SF, also Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Sands & 10 Snipe (Johnny Allan)

August 27
Wryneck at Woolwich Common (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Sevenoaks Reserve, also Little Ringed plover & 15 Wigeon (Birdguides)
Lapwing, 51 at Barnes WWT, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers & 6 Snipe (Sacha Barbato)
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 8 Black-necked Grebes (Rob Innes)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Stanwell Moor, also Common Sand, 2 Spot Flys & 4 Yellow Wagtails (Rob Innes)
Garganey, 2 at Kempton NR, also Little Egret & Common Sandpiper (Birdguides)

August 26
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 4 Black-necked Grebes & 3 Wigeon (Andrew Moon)
Spotted Redshank at Stanwell Moor, also 2 Garganey & 2 Green Sands (Andrew Moon, Ken Purdey)
Ring-billed Gull, adult at Isle of Dogs, Glenaffrick Slipway (Birdguides)

August 25
Cuckoo at Brent Res, also 2 Common Sands & Garden Warbler (Ian Ellis)
Garganey, 2 at Kempton NR, also Little Egret, Greenshank & Green Sandpiper (Ken Purdey)
Spotted Redshank at Stanwell Moor, also Garganey, Greenshank & Green Sand (Martin Kerby)

August 24
Wryneck at Vicarage Farm in Hawthorns opposite Firing Range at 08.15 - 08.45, also Redstart, 3 Whinchat & 3 Yellow Wagtails (Robert Callf, Andrew Middleton & H. Bantock)
Ring-necked Duck, eclipse drake at Broadwater Lake, also Black Tern 2 Common Sands (Andrew Moon)
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 6 Black-necked Grebes Greenshank & Goldeneye (Andrew Moon)
Crossbill, 12 flew over Rye Meads at 14.00 (Alan Harris)
Green Sandpiper at Brent Res, also 3 Common Sands, Hobby, 30 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warblers, 16 Blackcaps & 6 Willow Warblers (Andrew Self)
Wigeon, 4 at Barnes WWT, also 2 Little Ringed Plovers & 2 Snipe (Sacha Barbato)
Greenshank at King George V Res, also 5 Common Sands (Andrew Middleton, R. Woodward & H. Bantock)
Wheatear, 6 at Alexandra Palace, also Whinchat (Tom Clarke)
Turnstone at King George VI Res, also 4 Common Sands & Wheatear (Ken Purdey)
Wigeon, 3 at Walthamstow Res, also 5 Lesser Whitethroats (David Darrell-Lambert)

August 23
Redstart at Brent Res (Andy Taylor)
Black-tailed Godwit at Cornmill Meadows, also 4 Greenshank & 10 Green Sands (Roy Woodward)
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 9 Black-necked Grebes, Golden Plover, Wigeon, Goldeneye & 19 Yellow-legged Gulls at roost (Rob Innes)
Garganey, 3 at Kempton NR, also Little Egret, Green Sand, Common Sand & 4 Little Ringed Plovers (Ken Purdey)

August 22
Tree Pipit over Wormwood Scrubs, also Meadow Pipit & 2 Jackdaws (David Lindo)
Ring-billed Gull, adult Greenwich Park, by National Maritime Museum (Birdguides)
Avocet at Staines Res, also 9 Black-necked Grebes, Slavonian Grebe & 25 Yellow-legged Gulls at roost (Peter Naylor)
Whinchat, 2 at Clendish Marsh, Tottenham (Martin Shepherd)
Spotted Flycatcher at King George V Res, also 4 Wheatear & 10 Common Sands (Andrew Middleton)
Whinchat, 3 at Trent Park, also 3 Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail (Robert Callf)
Wheatear at Lake Farm, Hayes (Peter Naylor)

August 21
Garganey, 3 at Kempton NR (Ken Purdey)
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 6 Black-necked Grebes (Rob Innes)
Garganey at Stanwell Moor & Cuckoo (Rob Innes)
Whinchat, 3 at Wormwood Scrubs, also Wheatear & 2 Garden Warblers (David Lindo)
Yellow Wagtail, 3 over Walthamstow Marsh, also Lesser Whitethroat present (David Darrell-Lambert)
Greenshank, 2 at Sewardstone, also 2 Green Sands (Martin Shepherd)
Wheatear, 9 at Fairlop, also 3 Whinchat (Alan Bell)

August 20
Garganey, 3 at Kempton NR, also Little Egret (Ken Purdey)
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 7 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Black Terns, Turnstone, Dunlin & Common Sand (Ken Purdey)
Greenshank at King George V Res, also Wheatear & Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Middleton)
Common Sandpiper, 2 at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Willow Warbler, 6+ at Walthamstow Marsh, also 10+ Whitethroats, 5 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats & 2 Reed Warblers (David Darrell-Lambert)

August 19
Garganey, 3 at Brent Res, also Green Sand & 4 Common Sands (Roy Beddard)
Black Tern, 11 at Staines Res, also Arctic Tern, 2 Little Gulls, 2 Kittiwakes, Black-necked Grebe & Turnstone (Rob Innes)
Garganey, 3 at Kempton NR, also Little Egret & 2 Green Sands (Ken Purdey)
Yellow Wagtail at Walthamstow Res (David Darrell-Lambert)
Grasshopper Warbler at Trent Park, also Spotted Flycatcher (Robert Callf)

August 18
Slavonian Grebe at Staines Res, also 2 Black-necked Grebes, 8 Black Terns, 2 Wigeon, Goldeneye, Turnstone & Wheatear (Peter Naylor)
Wheatear at King George VI Res, also 4 Common Sands, Dunlin & Yellow Wagtail (Peter Naylor)
Garganey at Stanwell Moor (Peter Naylor)
Garganey, 3 at Kempton NR, also Little Egret, 3 Greenshank & 2 Common Sands (Dave Morris)
Arctic Tern at Brent Res, also Cuckoo, Green Sand & 2 Common Sands (Andrew Self)
Yellow-legged Gull, 5 at Dartford Marshes, also Arctic Tern & 33 Common Terns west, Curlew, Wheatear & 11 Greenshank on the Darent (Dave Miller)
Greenshank, 3 at Banbury Res, also 35 Common Terns south & 3 Common Sands (David Darrell-Lambert)
Spotted Flycatcher at Tottenham Marsh, also 19 Whitethroats (David Darrell-Lambert)
Red-crested Pochard at Rye House Marsh on river (Rex Cox)
Greenshank, 2 at Hall Marsh, also 2 Green Sands (Ian Elkins)
Greenshank at Cornmill Meadows, also 5 Green Sands & 12 Snipe (Ian Elkins)

August 17
Osprey over Staines Moor at 11.50, also Greenshank, 2 Green Sands, Garganey & Wigeon at Stanwell Moor (Peter Naylor)
Black Tern, 4 at Staines Res, also 2 Black-necked Grebes, 3 Dunlin, Common Sand & Ringed Plover (Peter Naylor)
Wheatear at King George VI Res, also 4 Common Sands (Peter Naylor)
Little Gull, 5 juveniles at William Girling Res (Phil Vines)
Garganey at Stanwell Moor (Ken Purdey)
Greenshank at Brent Res, also Common Sandpiper (Andrew Self)
Oystercatcher, 2 at King George VI Res, also 8 Common Sands (Ken Purdey)
Common Tern, 129 at Walthamstow Res, also 2 Common Sands (Stephen Harris)
Whinchat at Trent Park, also 2 Lesser Whitethroats (Robert Callf)
Spotted Flycatcher in a Woodford garden (Ken Murray)

August 16
Harrier sp at South Ockenden - 1.5 miles NE of here at Ford's, present for several days (Birdnet).
Sandwich Tern, 4 at Millennium Dome on Thames, also Green Sandpiper flew past (Birdnet).
Sandwich Tern, 2 flew south over King George V Res at 16.05 (Roy Woodward)

August 15
Little Egret flew SW over Broxbourne (Rich Cope)
Black Tern, 5 at Staines Res, also 2 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Common Sands (Ken Purdey)
Greenshank at Cornmill Meadows, also 2 Green Sands & 5 Snipe (Jeff Butcher)

August 14
Turtle Dove flew north over Walthamstow Marsh & 3 Swallows SW (David Darrell-Lambert)
Black Tern, 6 at Staines Res, also 2 Black-necked Grebes & Sandwich Tern (Birdnet)
Ring-billed Gull, adult 500 metres west of Thames Barrier, also 2 Common Sands (Birdnet)
Arctic Tern just east of Dome at Bugsby Reach, also Black Tern, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and Shag at Blackwall Reach (Birdnet)

August 13
Black Tern, 3 at Staines Res, also 2 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Common Sands (Birdnet)
Garganey, 2 at Brent Res, also 2 Common Sands (Roy Beddard)
Goldeneye at King George V Res, also 6 Common Sands & 2 Yellow Wags (Andrew Middleton)

August 12
Osprey over Wimbledon at 16:55 (Birdnet)
Black Tern, 2 at Staines Res, also 3 Black-necked Grebes (Birdnet)
Ring-billed Gull, adult at Isle of Dogs, Glenaffrick Slipway (Birdnet)
Wheatear, 2 at King George V Res

August 11
Black Tern, 6 at Staines Res, also 3 Black-necked Grebes, Dunlin & Turnstone (Ken Purdey, Peter Naylor)
Wheatear at Walthamstow Res, also 22 Common Sands (David Darrell-Lambert, Stephen Harris)

August 10
Sanderling, 2 at King George VI Res, also 10 Common Sands & Yellow-legged Gull (Peter Naylor)
Ring-billed Gull, adult at Isle of Dogs, Glenaffrick Slipway (Birdnet)
Turtle Dove, 2 at Rye Meads, also Greenshank, 4 Green Sands & 2 Common Sands (Paul Roper)
Little Tern, 2 on River Thames at Newham (Dusty Gedge)
Wigeon at Brent Res, also 2 Common Sands & Garden Warbler (Leo Batten, Andrew Self)

August 9
Sandwich Tern, 2 at Thames Barrier, also 3 Common Sands (Birdnet)
Wood Sandpiper at Amwell GP, also Garganey, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper (Toby Austin)
Scaup, juvenile at Ponders End Lake (Steve Connor)
Tree Pipit flew over Horsenden Hill at 19:30 (Andrew Culshaw)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res, also Dunlin & 2 Common Sands (Ken Purdey)
Garden Warbler at Greenwich Ecology Park (Birdnet)

August 8
Little Tern, 3 at King George V Res, also Dunlin (Robert Callf, Andrew Middleton)
Wood Sandpiper, 2 on pools south of William Girling Res (Robert Callf, Andrew Middleton)
Common Sandpiper, 4 at Barnes WWT, also Redshank, 13 Snipe & Garden Warbler (Sacha Barbato)

August 7
Garganey, 2 at Brent Res (Roy Beddard)

August 6
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res, also 6 Common Sands (Peter Naylor)
Red-crested Pochard at Island Barn Res, also 4 Common Sands (Steve Spooner)

August 5
Garganey at Brent Res, also Green Sand & 4 Common Sands (Bob Watts, Roy Beddard)

August 4
Garganey at Brent Res, also 2 Green Sands & 5 Common Sands (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
Red-crested Pochard at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)
Ruff and Turnstone at Queen Elizabeth II Res (Steve Spooner)
Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res, also 3 Dunlin & 8 Common Sands (Ken Purdey)

August 3
Arctic Tern, 2 at Brent Res, also 5 Garganey, Green Sand, 5 Common Sands & 2 Garden Warblers (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)
Wood Sandpiper, 5 at Cornmill Meadows, also 2 Green Sands, 2 Greenshank & 6 Snipe (Roy Woodward)
Garganey, 2 at Wm Girling Res, also 11 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Sanderling + Wood Sand, 7 Green Sands, 2 Greenshank & 6 Common Sands in the Relief Channel (Phil Vines)
Black Tern at King George V Res (Phil Vines)
Wheatear at King George VI Res, also 11 Common Sands (Ken Purdey)

August 2
Wood Sandpiper, 6 at Cornmill Meadows, also 2 Greenshank & 2 Green Sands (Stephen Harris)
Black-tailed Godwit at Beddington SF, also 23 Green Sands, Greenshank, 5 Common Sands & Red-crested Pochard (per Johnny Allan)
Sandwich Tern, 2 on R. Thames at Royal Docks, also 8 Common Sands (Birdnet)
Black-tailed Godwit, 6 at Barnes WWT, also 2 Green Sands & 1 Common Sand (Birdnet)
Black-necked Grebe, 11 at William Girling Res, also 1 Sanderling (Birdnet)
Black Tern, 4 at King George V Res (Birdnet)

August 1
Black Tern 5 at Staines Res, also 2 Black-necked Grebes & 9 Common Sands (Ken Purdey)
Black-tailed Godwit, 5 at Barnes WWT, also Spot Fly, Yellow Wagtail, Snipe & Common Sand (Sacha Barbato, Jan Wilczur)
Common Sandpiper, 15 at King George VI Res (Peter Naylor)
Black-tailed Godwit at Stanwell Moor, also 3 Green Sands (Peter Naylor)

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