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Feb 28
Waxwing, 18 at Friern Park, N12 (Roy Beddard)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res, also Red-breasted Merganser (Roy Beddard)
Waxwing, 12 at Rickmansworth, near dental surgery by Park Way (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 12 at Dartford, in Joydens Wood on Joydens Wood Road by No. 59 (Birdguides)
Smew, 3 at Stocker's Lake, also Goosander (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)

Feb 27
Waxwing, 52 at Rickmansworth, by the Texaco Petrol Station on Park Way (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 50+ at Friern Park, N12 near junction with Grove Road (Tony Clancy)
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck, female at Grangewaters OEC on scuba diving lake (Birdguides)

Feb 26
Little Bunting reported at Staines Res on causeway, also 5 Black-necked Grebes (Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck, female at Grangewaters OEC on scuba diving lake (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 40+ at Staines, in Two Rivers car park opposite PC World (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Dartford Warbler at West Thurrock, on saltings, also 29 Avocets, 28 Black-tailed Godwits & 15 Curlew (David Darrell-Lambert)
Bearded Tit, 2 at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also 80 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Egrets & 2 Short-eared Owls (David Darrell-Lambert, Birdguides)
Waxwing, 12 at Friern Park, N12 (Philip Dawton)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, also 20 Little Egrets & Red-crested Pochard (Birdguides)
Bittern at Amwell GP, also 2 Smew & 2 Little Egrets (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Trent CP, also 3 Goosander (Birdguides)

Feb 25
Whooper Swan, 5 over Stoke Newington Res at 11.30 (Tony Butler)
Little Egret at Iver, in Colne Brook (Roger Dewey)
Waxwing at Hertford, on Willowmead (Barrie Stockwell)
Avocet, 31 at West Thurrock, also Jack Snipe (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 4 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 20 at West Wickham, on Glebe Way opposite Somerfields (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Perivale Wood, Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)
Waxwing, 50 at St Albans on Kingsbury Avenue (Birdguides)

Feb 24
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res
see photo (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 120 at Dartford, at Carrington Road/Colney Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 60 at Hoddesdon, outside Sainsbury's (Barrie Stockwell)
Waxwing, 40 at Dartford, at Temple Hill Square TQ545747 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 7 at West Wickham, on Glebe Way opposite Somerfields (Birdguides)
Bittern at Berwick Ponds (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 4 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Smew at Walthamstow Res, on Higher Maynard (David Callahan)

Feb 23
Waxwing, 60 at Dartford, at Carrington Road/Colney Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 37 at West Wickham, off Glebe Road by Somerfields (Birdguides)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Steve Spooner)
Waxwing, 7 over Vicarage Farm at 08.50 (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Smew, 4 at Stocker's Lake, also 5 Goosander (Birdguides)
Little Egret, 7 over Hertford North Station at 07.15 (Birdguides)

Feb 22
Waxwing, 50 at West Wickham, opposite Somerfields and along Glebe Way (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 45 at Hoddesdon, near the dump at Pindar Road Industrial Estate (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Ken Purdey)

Feb 21
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Ken Purdey)
Caspian Gull, adult at Woolwich Ferry (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 30+ at West Wickham, along Glebe Way opposite Somerfields this morning (Birdguides)

Feb 20
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res
see photo (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 103 at Rickmansworth in Uxbridge Road, next to Texaco Garage, also c90 on West Way and 25+ Waxwings at Tudor Lane/Bury Lane junction (Andrew Moon)
Waxwing, 65 at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 20 at Bromley, at Sainsbury's car park at West Wickham (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 18 at Croydon, at Brickfields Meadow, Woodside (John Birkett)
Glaucous Gull, 1st winter at Swanscombe Marshes, east at 10.30 (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Ken Purdey)
Waxwing, 2 at Enfield, by 38 Manor Road (Birdguides)
Common Redstart, male at Wormwood Scrubs, around buildings by southern paddocks (Birdguides)
Bittern at Lee Valley, Bittern Watchpoint (Birdguides)
Ring-billed Gull, adult at Isle of Dogs, opposite Lovell's Wharf (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck, drake at Broadwater Lake (Andrew Moon)

Feb 19
Black-throated Diver at Queen Elizabeth II Res,
see photo, earlier on Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Great Northern Diver, at Walton Res,
see photo, earlier on Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 140 at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Glaucous Gull, 1st winter at Rainham Marshes RSPB, on pools, access from New Tank Hill Road, view only from the river wall (Birdguides)
Smew, 8 at Stocker's Lake, also 9 Goosander (Birdguides)
Ring-billed Gull, adult at Isle of Dogs, opposite Lovell's Wharf (Birdguides)

Feb 18
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res
see photo, also Common Scoter (Dave Harris)
Glaucous Gull, 1st winter at Rainham Marshes RSPB, on pools by the river side car park at the refuse tip (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 100 at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Smew at Walthamstow Res, also 3 Goosander (David Callahan)
Waxwing, 15-20 at Sevenoaks, in Marlborough Crescent, also 9 in New Ash Green (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 6 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)

Feb 17
Waxwing, 135 at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 16 at Bedfont Lakes CP by entrance (Adam Cheeseman)
Firecrest at Regent's Park, in Inner Circle c50yds west of Rose Garden restaurant (Birdguides)

Feb 16
Waxwing, 20+ over Enfield Civic Centre at midday (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 8 at Tooting Common by Dr Johnson's car park (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 6 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull, adult at Rainham Marshes RSPB (Birdguides)

Feb 15
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 20+ at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 2 at Waltham Cross, on Swanfield Road (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res on south basin, also Kittiwake (Ken Purdey)
Red-crested Pochard, pair at Bedfont Lakes CP, also Cetti's Warbler (Adam Cheeseman)

Feb 14
Waxwing, 20 at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Common Redstart, male at Wormwood Scrubs, by Scrubs Lane in southern paddock (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull, 3rd winter at King George V Dock (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)

Feb 13
Glaucous Gull, 1st winter at Rainham Marshes RSPB, on the pools, access from New Tank Hill Road, view only from the river wall, later at Aveley with Iceland Gull, viewed from Kennington Park (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 34 at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College by Apollo House (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 24+ at Enfield, in Manor Road, present for several days (Mick & Lucy Nagle)
Waxwing, 13 at Cheshunt, outside Somerfield (Chris & Pete Langsdon)
Little Egret at Cassiobury Park, on watercress beds (Birdguides)
Common Redstart, male at Wormwood Scrubs, in horse paddock at southern end of southern paddock (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Stoke Newington Res, on east reservoir, view from New River Public path (Garry James)
Smew, 5 at Stocker's Lake, also 4 Goosander (Birdguides)

Feb 12
Waxwing, 42 at Cheshunt, outside Somerfield (Birdguides)
Garden Warbler at Stocker's Lake, around pumping station and Tern Hide with mobile tit flock, also 2 Smew (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 4+ at Dartford, at Leigh City Technology College by Apollo House (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Stoke Newington Res, on east reservoir, view from New River Public path (Garry James)
Caspian Gull, 3rd winter at Woolwich Ferry (Birdguides)

Feb 11
Iceland Gull, 1st winter at Aveley Tip, earlier at Rainham Marsh (Birdguides)
Waxwing, c90 at Cheshunt, outside Somerfield (Martin Shepherd)
Smew, 5 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)

Feb 10
Ring-billed Gull at Greenwich, adult on grass by the Royal Military Academy (Birdguides)

Feb 9
Bewick's Swan, 4 at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth at 10.45 (Bill Shepherd)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Steve Spooner)
Waxwing, 110 at Waltham Cross, in High Street (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 153 at Cheshunt, outside Somerfield (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Mediterranean Gull, 2 at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also 5 Yellow-legged Gulls, 3 Little Egrets, 2 Water Pipits and 65 Black-tailed Godwits (Birdguides)
Little Egret, 2 at Sevenoaks, at Otford Road (Birdguides)

Feb 8
Waxwing, 26 at Kingston-Upon-Thames, on The Keep (Paul Manville)
Waxwing, 21 at St Albans, in Samian Way/Mayne Avenue (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 4 at Staines, in Two Rivers car park (Birdguides)
Great Northern Diver at King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Pete Naylor)
Smew at Lee Valley, Bowers Water (Mark Riley)

Feb 7
Waxwing, 150 at Staines, behind Sainsbury's, earlier 100 west over the Magna Carta school (Oliver Metcalf, Birdguides)
Waxwing, 50 at Dartford, at the Priory Mews nursing home along Watling Street between the cemetery and the fire station TQ560735 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 30 at Kingston-Upon-Thames, on The Keep (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 30 at Waltham Cross, in High Street by the job centre (Birdguides)
Waxwing at St Albans, in Mayne Avenue opposite Lindum Place (Birdguides)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Little Egret, 2 at Hornchurch CP (Birdguides)

Feb 6
White-fronted Goose, 76 over Beddington SF at 10.20 (Johnny Allan)
Adam Wilson)
Waxwing, 90+ at Cheshunt, near The Old English Gentleman Pub in Cheshunt town centre TL356026 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 62 at Waltham Cross, in High Street between the Vine pub and the job centre (Fraser Simpson)
Waxwing, 57 at Dartford, along the B260 Greenstreet Green Road between Apollo House and the City Technology College (Birdguides)
Waxwing, c50 at Staines, in Two Rivers shopping centre (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 36 at Dartford, at the Priory Mews nursing home along Watling Street between the cemetery and the fire station TQ560735 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 25+ at St Albans, in rowan at the end of Samian Gate at the junction of Mayne Avenue/Glevum Close (Birdguides)
Black-throated Diver at Queen Elizabeth II /Walton/Island Barn Res (Geoff Barter)
Short-eared Owl, 2 at Beech Farm GP (Birdguides)
Smew, 11 at Thorpe Park (Birdguides)
Black-tailed Godwit, 62 at West Thurrock, also 14 Curlew & Med Gull (David Darrell-Lambert)

Feb 5
Waxwing, 88 at Cheshunt, near The Old English Gentleman Pub in Cheshunt town centre TL356026 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 70-80 at Staines, opposite MacDonalds car park, Two Rivers shopping centre (Lucia do Rosario)
Waxwing, 50 at Dartford, opposite Apollo House on Green Street (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 21 at St Albans, in rowan at the end of Samian Gate at the junction of Mayne Avenue/Glevum Close (Birdguides)
Greenlands Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 20 at Rickmansworth on Church Lane (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 3 at Orpington, at 59 Charterhouse Road (Birdguides)
Smew, 6 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Short-eared Owl, 2 at Beech Farm GP (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 3 at Stoke Newington Res (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Perivale Wood, Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)

Feb 4
Waxwing, 150 at Orpington, on Charterhouse Road off Sevenoaks Road (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Stoke Newington Res (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 82 at Staines, at the Sainsbury's Garage on The Causeway, A 308 (Ken Purdey)
Waxwing, 60 at Kingston-Upon-Thames, on The Keep (Bob Snellgrove)
Waxwing, 21 at St Albans, in rowan at the end of Samian Gate at the junction of Mayne Avenue/Glevum Close (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 9 at Kingston-Upon-Thames, northern bank of the Thames at Hampton Court Bridge (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Ken Purdey)
Common Scoter at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)
Bittern, 2 at Amwell GP at dusk (Birdguides)

Feb 3
Black-throated Diver at Queen Elizabeth II Res earlier on Island Barn Res (Dave Harris, Steve Spooner)
Waxwing, 78 at Cheshunt, outside Somerfield (Adam Wilson)
Waxwing, 70 at Staines, around the railway station (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 70 at Kingston-Upon-Thames, on The Keep (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 65 at Waltham Cross, in High Street (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 22 at Wimbledon at Kingston Road/Mostyn Road junction (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 21 at St Albans, on Mayne Avenue beyond Glevum Close (Birdguides)

Feb 2
Waxwing, 76 at Kingston-Upon-Thames, on The Keep (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 21 at St Albans, at the junction of Mayne Avenue and Glevum Close before
flying off towards Verulamium Park (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 20 at Orpington, on Charterhouse Road opposite Abingdon Way (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 16 at Regents Park (Birdguides)
Waxwing at Kidbrooke, at Broad Walk (Birdguides)
Short-eared Owl, 2 at Rainham Marshes RSPB (Birdguides)

Feb 1
Black-throated Diver at Queen Elizabeth II Res
see photo, (Steve Spooner)
Waxwing, 60 at Kingston-Upon-Thames, on Acre Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 57 at Cheshunt, outside Somerfield (Adam Wilson)
Waxwing, 43 at Banstead Heath, at Lyme Regis Road TQ247589 near A217 junction (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 5 at Dartford, just off Princes Road behind Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 5 at Kidbrooke, at 16 Broad Walk (Birdguides)
Mealy Redpoll, 5+ at Broxbourne Woods, among 16 redpolls, just South of the footpath along the stream, in birches at TL344079, also 3 Hawfinch (Steve Connor)
Firecrest at Cassiobury Park, southwest of River Gade, in wood southwest of play area by green metal bridge by nestbox number 34 (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 4 at Rainham Marshes RSPB (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull, adult at King George V Dock (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Ken Purdey)

Jan 31
Waxwing, 64 at Banstead Heath, at junction A217/Lyme Regis Road/The Gables (Steve Gale)
Waxwing, 60 at Waltham Cross, on Higher Street behind Temple Bar at midday (Steve Connor)
Waxwing, 40 at Staines, between Staines and Thorpe by A320 behind Total garage,
see photo, (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 15 at Dartford, on Princes Road by roundabout opposite Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir, view from New River Public path (Garry James)
White-headed Duck at Hilfield Park Res (Birdguides)
Mealy Redpoll, 3 at Broxbourne Woods, also Hawfinch (Steve Connor, Adam Wilson)
Caspian Gull, adult at Nazeing GP in roost (Steve Connor, Adam Wilson)
Firecrest at Islington , one in the garden at 74 Highbury New Park (Birdguides)
Avocet, 7 at West Thurrock, also 60+ Black-tailed Godwits & Knot (Pete Lambert)

Jan 30
Black-throated Diver at Queen Elizabeth II Res
see photo, earlier on Walton Res & Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 65 at Staines, by A308 The Causeway, opposite Sainsbury's petrol station early morning (Birdguides, Jill Bracey)
Waxwing, 59 at Banstead Heath, at junction A217/Lyme Regis Road/The Gables 60 metres south of the BP garage (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 46 at Staines, between Staines and Thorpe by A320 south of Total garage in Craigwell Close
see photo, (Andrew Moon)
Waxwing, 36 at Waltham Cross, in High Street by Jobcentre (Adam Wilson)
Waxwing, 36 at Cheshunt, outside Somerfield until 12:55 when flew off (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 21 at St Albans, on the housing estate south of Verulamium Park (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 14 over Rye Meads RSPB, NE at 10.15 (Birdguides)
Shag at Sevenoaks Reserve, also 2 Buzzards (Birdguides)
Smew, 6 at Thorpe Park, on lake opposite by A320 (Jill Bracey)
Caspian Gull, adult & 3rd winter at King George V Dock, on stone pontoons, view from Woolwich Manor Way (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Perivale Wood, Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)
Little Egret, 28 roosted at Broadwater Lake (Andrew Moon)
Avocet, 14 at West Thurrock, also 63 Black-tailed Godwits (David Darrell-Lambert)
Cetti's Warbler at Lee Valley, Fishers Green (Chris Langsdon)
Smew, 11 at Thorpe Park by A320, also 7 Goldeneye (David Combes)
Mealy Redpoll at Broxbourne Woods, also 4 Bramblings (Steve Connor)

Jan 29
Black-throated Diver at Queen Elizabeth II Res (Dave Harris)
Great Northern Diver at King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 80 at Staines, by A308 The Causeway by Lokn'store warehouse (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 40 at Banstead Heath, at junction A217/Lyme Regis Road/The Gables 100 metres south of the BP garage (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 34 at Waltham Cross, in High Street by Jobcentre (Steve Connor)
Waxwing, 36 at Waltham Cross, flew southeast over Edinburgh Crescent at 08.15 (Steve Connor)
Waxwing, 20 at Highbury, flew northeast over Highbury Stadium late afternoon (Bob Watts)
Jack Snipe at Amwell GP, also Smew, Med Gull & 11 Little Egrets (Birdguides)
Red-breasted Merganser, female at Banbury Res (Steve Connor)
Cetti's Warbler at Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake, in SW corner (Adam Wilson)
Smew, 5 at Stocker's Lake, also 10 Goosander (Birdguides)

Jan 28
Waxwing, 107 at Staines, Endsleigh Centre car park (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 40 at Banstead Heath, near to the BP garage on the A217 dual carriageway (southbound) near the B2219 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 24 at Waltham Cross, in High Street by Jobcentre (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 10 at Enfield, along Lincoln Road, Ponders End late afternoon at TQ345957 (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull, adult at King George V Dock (Birdguides)
Goosander, 7 at Trent CP on lower lake (Bruce Taggart)

Jan 27
Waxwing, 33 at Ewell, at Territorial Army Centre (Mike Sheehan)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Island Barn Res, also Red-crested Pochard (Steve Spooner)
White-headed Duck at Hilfield Park Res (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Trent CP in Moat Wood, also 8 Goosander on lower lake (Birdguides)

Jan 26
Great Grey Shrike at Kings Langley, Model Farm
see photo (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Hilfield Park Res (Birdguides)
Waxwing at Waltham Cross, in High Street by Jobcentre (Steve Connor)
Waxwing at Waltham Cross, outside 13 Gloucester Avenue (Steve Connor)
Smew, 6 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)

Jan 25
Great Grey Shrike at Kings Langley, Model Farm TQ065004. From Junction 20 of the M25 motorway drive south along the A41 for 1/2 a mile, turn right into Langleybury Lane at the traffic lights, then after 1/2 a mile turn right into an unmarked track (with a sign saying Model Farm on a tree). Park there on the left (do not drive across onto the bridge over the M25) and walk 1/2 a mile to the farm. The bird frequents hedgerows just beyound the house. (Andrew Moon)
Waxwing, 22 at Ewell, around the Territorial Army Centre next to the Honda Garage, where the A240 (Ewell Bypass) meets the A24 (Birdguides)
Woodcock at Regent's Park (Tony Duckett)

Jan 24
Waxwing, 38 at Waltham Cross, in High Street between Jobcentre & Vine pub (Steve Connor)
Whooper Swan, 10 over Walthamstow Res, west at 07.30 (John Murray)
Smew, 7 at Stocker's Lake, also 7 Goosander (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 4 at Staines, by Staines Prep School, nr the station at 08.30 (Oliver Metcalf)

Jan 23
Waxwing, 17 at Waltham Cross, by Vine pub (Birdguides)
Firecrest, 2 at Perivale Wood, Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)
Ring-necked Parakeet, c5,700 roosted at Esher Rugby Club (Fraser Simpson)

Jan 22
Black-throated Diver, probable at Wraysbury GP on the pit by the car park, also 4 Smew (Birdguides)
Great Northern Diver at King George VI Res, also 3 Water Pipits (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 13 at Waltham Cross, on High Street outside Jobcentre (Bruce Taggart)
Bittern at Lee Valley, Bittern Watchpoint (Birdguides)
Smew, 4 at Amwell GP, also Common Buzzard & 6 Little Egrets roosted (Fraser Simpson)
Smew, 3 at Stocker's Lake, also 4+ Goosander & Red-crested Pochard (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res, also Water Pipit (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 4 at Rainham Marsh RSPB (Birdguides)
Mealy Redpoll at Thorndon CP, also 3 Northern Bullfinches (Birdguides)

Jan 21
Waxwing, 10 at Waltham Cross, on High Street outside Jobcentre near Theobalds Grove station (Mark Riley)
Little Egret, 3 at Stanwell Moor (Pete Naylor)
Great Northern Diver at King George VI Res, also Black-necked Grebe (Pete Naylor, Lee Evans)
Goosander, 4 at Lee Valley, Slipe Lane Pit TL371048 (Birdguides)
Lesser Whitethroat at Chafford Hundred, down footpath past school at the end of Gilbert Road (Pete Lambert)

Jan 20
White-headed Duck at Hilfield Park Res (Birdguides)

Jan 19
Marsh Harrier, male at Rainham Marsh RSPB at 12.00 (Birdguides)
Waxwing at Harold Wood, Romford on New Hall Drive TQ554909 (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res, also 5 Water Pipits (Pete Naylor)

Jan 18
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Birdguides)

Jan 17
Smew, 9 at Thorpe Park by A320 (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Birdguides)

Jan 16
Great Northern Diver at King George VI Res (Birdguides)
Smew, 3+ at Amwell GP (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir, view from New River Public path (Tony Butler)
Goosander, 6 at Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake (Chris Langsdon)
Mediterranean Gull, adult at Walthamstow Res (Pete Lambert)
Smew, 16 at Thorpe Park by A320 (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res, also 6 Water Pipits (Birdguides)

Jan 15
Waxwing, 20 at Islington, Elmore Street (Birdguides)
Smew, 17 at Thorpe Park by A320 (Birdguides)
Mediterranean Gull, adult at Brent Res on rafts in morning -
see photo (Andrew Self)
Water Pipit, 1+ at Staines Moor (Andy Culshaw)
Smew at Wraysbury GP, on Blenheim Angling Pit, also 8 Goosander (Andy Culshaw)
Common Redstart, female at Rainham Marsh RSPB, at small fleet south of lagoons (Birdguides)
Smew, 2 at Stocker's Lake, also several Goosander (Birdguides)
Smew, 5 at Amwell GP, also 4 Little Egrets (Fraser Simpson)
Firecrest at West Ham Park in wildlife area (Birdguides)

Jan 14
Waxwing, 12 opposite Hatfield Leisure Centre on Travellers Lane outside Oxlease House (Birdguides)
Great Northern Diver at King George VI Res, also 2 Black-necked Grebes (Pete Naylor)
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir, view from New River Public path (Birdguides)
Smew, 3 at Shepperton GP (Birdguides)
Smew at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Smew, 14 at Thorpe Park by A320 (Birdguides)

Jan 13
Great Northern Diver at King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 12 opposite Hatfield Leisure Centre on Travellers Lane outside Oxlease House (Birdguides)
Dartford Warbler at Osterley Park, on east side of A3005, in large area of rough pasture near school playing field with 2 Stonechats (Birdguides)
Smew, 4 at Bedfont Lakes CP, also Cetti's Warbler (Frank Clark, Adam Cheeseman)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Birdguides)

Jan 12
Waxwing, 11 opposite Hatfield Leisure Centre on Travellers Lane (Birdguides)
Smew, 2 at Bedfont Lakes CP, also Cetti's Warbler (Adam Cheeseman)

Jan 11
Waxwing, 4 at Harold Wood on New Hall Drive (Birdguides)
Waxwing at Hatfield Leisure Centre on Travellers Lane (Birdguides)
Smew, 2 at Stocker's Lake, also Red-crested Pochard (Birdguides)

Jan 10
'Northern' Bullfinch, 6 at Thorndon CP (Birdguides)

Jan 9
Dartford Warbler at Mercers GP, present since late December (Sacha Barbato)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Birdguides)
Smew, 4 at Stocker's Lake, also 15 Goosander & Red-crested Pochard (Birdguides)
Greenshank at Tyttenhanger GP, also Green Sand & 20+ Tree Sparrows (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir, view from New River Public path (David Bradshaw)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Walthamstow Res, on flood relief channel also 2 Goosander (Fraser Simpson, Nigel Willits)

Jan 8
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir, view from New River Public path (Birdguides)

Jan 6
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir (Garry James)
Goosander, 7 at Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake (Mark Riley)
Long-tailed Duck at Staines Res (Birdguides)
Firecrest, 2 at Trent CP, at Camelot Moat TQ288982, also 6 Goosander (Birdguides)

Jan 5
Smew, 5 at Thorpe Park (Pete Naylor)
Goosander, 3 at Wraysbury GP (Pete Naylor)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
Smew, 2 at Lee Valley, Holyfield Lake, also one at Seventy Acres GP (Birdguides)
Little Egret, 3 at Sevenoaks, at Otford Road, also 3 Green Sands (Birdguides)
Smew, 2 at Amwell GP, also Med Gull & 7 Little Egrets (Birdguides)
Hawfinch at Broxbourne Woods (Birdguides)
Greenshank at Tyttenhanger GP, also 2 Green Sand & 26 Tree Sparrows (Birdguides)

Jan 4
Iceland Gull, 1st winter at Beddington SF, also Caspian Gull, 6 Med Gulls & 5 Yellow-legged Gulls (Johnny Allan)
Waxwing over Waltham Cross, Edinburgh Crescent (Steve Connor)
Long-tailed Duck at Stubbers OPC, NB. Sign in at reception (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res (Birdguides)
Scaup, 3 at Fairlop Waters CP on main lake (Birdguides)

Jan 3
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res (Birdguides)
Smew, 4 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Smew, 2 at Stocker's Lake, also 7 Goosander & 7 Little Egrets flying over (Andrew Moon)
Goosander, 6 at Trent CP (John Murray)
Smew, 3 at Amwell GP, also Med Gull (Birdguides)
Smew at Lee Valley, Hooks Marsh, also one at Holyfield Lake with 10 Goosander (David Darrell-Lambert, Ross Facer)
Firecrest at Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)

Jan 2
Waxwing, 3 over Trent CP (Birdguides)
Smew at Amwell GP, also Bittern (Chris Langsdon)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at William Girling Res (Chris Langsdon)
Smew at Lee Valley, Grebe Hide, also 3 Goosander at Holyfield Lake (Birdguides)
Smew, 3 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Scaup, 3 at Fairlop Waters CP on main lake (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Sutcliffe Park, Eltham (John Anderson)
Common Redstart, male at Wormwood Scrubs, in southern paddock (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 8 at Staines Moor (Birdguides)
Smew, 8 at Chertsey, on pit opposite Thorpe Park (Tony & Jim Sweetland)
Smew at Wraysbury GP (Tony & Jim Sweetland)
Firecrest at Gillespie Park, Highbury (David Bradshaw)

Jan 1 2005
Little Egret, 2 at Stanwell Moor (Ken Purdey)
Water Pipit, 8 at Staines Moor (Ken Purdey)
Smew, 6 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Scaup, 3 at Fairlop Waters CP on main lake (Birdguides)
Little Egret, 34 at Broadwater Lake at dawn (Birdguides)
Smew, 7 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
Smew, 5 at Amwell GP, also Med Gull, Cetti's Warbler & 8 Little Egrets (Birdguides)
Greenshank at Tyttenhanger GP, also Green Sand (Birdguides)
Common Redstart, male at Wormwood Scrubs, in southern paddock (Andrew Moon)
Golden Plover, 600+ at Maple Cross, Woodoaks Farm (Andrew Moon)

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