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Apr 30
Alpine Swift over Walton Res at 10.00, also Greenshank & 5 Wheatears (Steve Spooner)
Quail at Beddington SF, also Arctic Tern & 3 Whinchats (Birdguides)
Little Tern, 5 at QE2 Res, also 2 Whimbrel, 19 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Arctic Tern & 7 Wheatears (Dave Harris, Neil Morris)
Little Tern, 2 at Staines Res (Birdguides)
Red Kite over Ruxley at 12.25 (Birdguides)
Avocet at Barnes WWT, also Whimbrel, Greenshank & 10 Whinchats (Birdguides)
Curlew over Brent Res, also Arctic Tern, 5 Dunlin, 4, Wheatears, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 39 Blackcaps & Mandarin (Brent Birders)
Grasshopper Warbler at Minet CP, also 8 Wheatears (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Morden Hall Park, also 2 Whinchats
see photo (Malcolm Riddler)
Scaup, drake at Hyde Park (Birdguides)
Wood Warbler at Regent's Park on Chester Road (Dave Johnson)
Wood Warbler at Weald CP (Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Rammey Marsh, also Nightingale (Martin Shepherd)
Waxwing, 10 at Perivale, next to Perivale Library TQ163837 (Andy Culshaw)
Whinchat, 6 at Wormwood Scrubs (Roy Nuttall)
Whinchat, 2 at Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)
Whinchat at Sewardstone Marsh (Martin Shepherd)
Whinchat at Alexandra Park (Gareth Richards)

Apr 29
Red Kite over Uxbridge at 11.15 (Birdguides)
Little Tern at King George VI Res, also at Staines Res (Pete Naylor, Ken Purdey)
Waxwing, 15 at Hatton Cross (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 14 at Perivale, next to Perivale Library TQ163837 at 08.00 (Andy Culshaw)
Waxwing, 13 at Chafford Hundred on Saffron Road (Birdguides)

Apr 28
Whimbrel, 3 over Staines Res, also Bar-tailed Godwit (Ken Purdey)
Whimbrel at QE2 Res, also Sanderling (Dave Harris)
Ring Ouzel, 2 at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Little Egret over Brent Res, also Mandarin (Andrew Self)
Waxwing, 14 at Perivale, next to Perivale Library at 12.30 (Martin Smith)
Nightingale, 3 at Cornmill Meadows, also 22 Willow Warblers (David Callahan)
Ring Ouzel at Dagenham Chase LNR in Fels Field enclosure (Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Minet CP, also 2 Wheatears (Birdguides)
Scaup, drake at Hyde Park on The Serpentine (Birdguides)

Apr 27
Green-winged Teal at Staines Res, also Whimbrel, Turnstone & Bar-tailed Godwit (Birdguides, Ken Purdey)
Garganey, drake at Kensington Gardens (Des McKenzie)
Red Kite over Bedfords Park, west at 13.25 (Birdguides)
Little Egret over Regent's Park, also 2 Wheatears (Birdguides)
Cuckoo at Cornmill Meadows, also Nightingale (David Callahan)
Firecrest at Abney Park NR (Garry James)
Wheatear at Alexandra Park, also Lesser Whitethroat (Andrew Gardner, Alan Gibson)

Apr 26
Green-winged Teal at Staines Res, also Arctic Tern, Turnstone & 12 Little Gulls (Birdguides)
Arctic Tern, 10 at KGVI Res, also 7 Little Gulls & 4 Wheatears (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 46 at Hatton Cross Underground Station (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 100 at Chafford Hundred on Drake Road (Birdguides)
Scaup, drake at Hyde Park, also 20 House Martins (Steve Arthur)
Wheatear, 2 at Richmond Park (Hugh Bradshaw)

Apr 25
Green-winged Teal at Staines Res, also 27 Little Gulls, 2 Black Terns, 12 Arctic Terns, 400 Swifts, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits & Whimbrel (Birdguides, Ian Ellis)
Grasshopper Warbler at Tottenham Marsh, also possible Dartford Warbler (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 100 at Chafford Hundred by Sainsburys (Birdguides)
Marsh Harrier over Barnes WWT, at 17.50 also Ring Ouzel (Martin Honey, Birdguides)
Turtle Dove at Amwell GP, also Common Buzzard (Martin Shepherd, Birdguides)
Wheatear at Alexandra Park (Andrew Gardner)
Whimbrel at QE2 Res, also 3 Little Gulls (Dave Harris)
Arctic Tern at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

Apr 24
Green-winged Teal at Staines Res, also Black Tern & 30 Little Gulls (Michael Robinson, Birdguides)
Waxwing, 100 at Chafford Hundred on Drake Road, also 60 by Sainsburys (Birdguides)
Cuckoo at Brent Res, also 2 Wheatears, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Sands & 70 Swifts (Andrew Self)
Ring Ouzel at Barnes WWT, also Whimbrel, 2 Jack Snipe & 2 Wheatears (Roger & Liz Ackroyd, Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Horsenden Hill, also 3 Lesser Whitethroats (Andy Culshaw)
Common Buzzard, 2 over Shepperton at 13.00 (Steve Andrews)
Hobby at Stanwell Moor, also 2 LRPs (Jim Sweetland)
Grasshopper Warbler at Minet CP (Michael Robinson)
Little Gull, 3 at Walthamstow Res (Birdguides)
Whimbrel at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Firecrest at Northwood, London School of Theology (Jenny Wallington)

Apr 23
Green-winged Teal at Staines Res, also 13 Arctic Terns, 15 Little Gulls, Hobby & 4 Whimbrel (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Barnes WWT, also Black Redstart, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Jack Snipe, Water Pipit & Caspian Gull (Birdguides)
Scaup, drake at Hyde Park, on Serpentine (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 100+ at Grays on Hogg Lane (Birdguides)
Bar-tailed Godwit at QEII Res, also 4 Whimbrel (Dave Harris)
Arctic Tern, 4 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Nightingale, 6 at Lee Valley, Fishers Green, also Oystercatcher at Holyfield Lake (Martin Shepherd)
Hobby, 2 at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Waxwing, 32 at Ruislip Manor, on Forbes Way (Tim Clark)
Tree Pipit at Dagenham Chase NR, also 3 LRPs (Malcolm Riddler)

Apr 22
Little Gull, 45 at KGVI Res, also 2 Wheatears (Ken Purdey, Pete Naylor)
Little Gull, 33 over Queen Mother Res, also Whimbrel (Birdguides)
Cetti's Warbler at Springwell Lake, Harefield, also Garden Warbler
Waxwing, 160 at Grays on Hogg Lane (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 36 at West Thurrock on West Thurrock Way (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Clissold Park, Stoke Newington (Laurence Pitcher)
Black-necked Grebe, 4 at Staines Res, also Whimbrel & 7 LRPs (Jill Bracey, Tony Sweetland)
Cuckoo at Wraysbury GPs, also 2 Garden Warblers (Jill Bracey, Pete Naylor)
Scaup, drake at Hyde Park, also Blue-headed Wagtail by Marble Arch (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Stanwell Moor (Tony Sweetland)
Greenshank at QEII Res (Dave Harris)

Apr 21
Red Kite over Queensway, north at 11.22 (Des McKenzie)
Grasshopper Warbler, 5 at Minet CP, along Yeading Brook TQ113797 (Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Rammey Marsh, also Nightingale (Mark Riley, Steve Connor)
Ring Ouzel, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Black-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe & Arctic Tern (Barnes Birders)
Nightingale at Sewardstone Marsh, by Godwin Close (Brian Dawton)
Wheatear, 2 at Alexandra Park (Gareth Richards)
Little Ringed Plover at Dagenham Chase NR
see photo, also 2 Wheatears (Jean-Patrick Elmes, Ron Cook)
Whimbrel, 2 at Rainham Marsh RSPB, also 2 Greenshank (Birdguides)
Waxwing, c20 at Hatton Cross at East Church Road (Birdguides)

Apr 20
Grasshopper Warbler at Rammey Marsh (Martin Shepherd)
Grasshopper Warbler at Croxley Common Moor (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 4 at Staines Res, also Oystercatcher (Pete Naylor)
Common Sandpiper, 2 at KGVI Res, also 12 LRPs & 2 Wheatears (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 160 at Grays on Hogg Lane (Birdguides)
Cetti's Warbler at Springwell Lake, Harefield (Steve Younger)
Waxwing, 6 over Clissold Park, Stoke Newington (Laurence Pitcher)
House Martin, 5 at Alexandra Park (Bob Watts)
Cuckoo at Brent Res, also Reed Warbler (Andrew Verrall)
Scaup, drake at Hyde Park (Birdguides)
Short-eared Owl at Beddington SF (Birdguides)
Sand Martin, 117 at Tottenham Marsh (David Callahan)

Apr 19
Little Gull, 28 at Staines Res, also 4 Black-necked Grebes (Ken Purdey)
Waxwing, 63 at Grays on Southend Road and Lenmore Avenue (Birdguides)
Cetti's Warbler at Springwell Lake, Harefield (Birdguides)
Black Tern, 2 at Amwell GP (Birdguides)
Common Redstart at Croydon, in Queens Road Cemetery (Steve Arthur)
Wheatear, 2 at Walthamstow Res (David Callahan)
Little Gull, 6 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

Apr 18
Caspian Gull, 4 at Barnes WWT, also Ring Ouzel & Whimbrel (Birdguides)
Wood Warbler at Chiswick Park (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 160 at Lakeside Shopping Centre (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 3 at Epsom in Wick's/Sainsbury's car park (Birdguides)
Common Whitethroat at Mudchute Farm (Nick Tanner)

Apr 17
Swift at Brent Res, also 2 Wheatears (Andrew Self)
Cetti's Warbler at Inn's Lake
see photo (Andrew Moon)
Cuckoo at Stocker's Lake, also 2 Reed Warblers (Liz & Roger Ackroyd)
Ring Ouzel at Barnes WWT, also Waxwing, 4 Caspian Gulls & Jack Snipe (David Bradshaw, Birdguides))
Swift, 10 at Staines Res (Jim Sweetland)
Waxwing, 160 at Lakeside Shopping Centre bus station (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 20 at Lewisham in Kitto Road/Telegraph Hill Park (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 6 at Regent's Park (Birdguides)

Apr 16
Great White Egret over Staines Res, north at 17.30 (John Warren & Leslie Wood)
Osprey over Barnes WWT, NW at 08.45, also Common Redstart (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 150 at Lakeside Shopping Centre (David Darrell-Lambert)
Waxwing, 2+ over Brent Res, also 6 House Martins, 35 Sand Martins, 18 Swallows, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, 2 Whitethroats & Sedge Warbler (Andrew Self)
Ring Ouzel at Regent's Park, at northeast end of lake behind St. John's Lodge (Birdguides)
Common Redstart at Tottenham Marsh (Pete Lambert)
Whimbrel at Staines Res, also 4 Black-necked Grebes, 5 Swifts, 46 Swallows, 31 Sand Martins, 10 House Martins & Curlew (Pete Naylor)
Little Ringed Plover, 15 at King George VI Res, also 3 Wheatears (Pete Naylor)
Green Sandpiper at Stanwell Moor (Pete Naylor)
Whimbrel at Island Barn Res, also Swift & 2 Little Gulls (Dave Harris)
Scaup at Hyde Park, also Goldeneye, 23 Blackcaps, 10 Willow Warblers, 4 House Martins, 2 Sand Martins & Swallow (Des McKenzie)
Lesser Whitethroat, 2 at Horsenden Hill, also 2 Garden Warblers (Andy Culshaw)
Swift at Alexandra Park, also 2 Wheatears (Andrew Gardner)
Cuckoo at Rye Meads RSPB (Birdguides)

Apr 15
Avocet at Barnes WWT, also Ring Ouzel, Caspian Gull & Jack Snipe (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Stanwell Moor, alos 3 LRPs & Green Sand (Birdguides)
Brambling at Dagenham Chase NR (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 50+ at Chafford Hundred on Saffron Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 6 in Erith in private garden (Janis Tremain)
Willow Warbler at Lincoln's Inn Fields (Hugh Bradshaw)
Black Redstart at Lower Marsh SE1 (Nick Tanner)
Black-necked Grebe, 4 at Island Barn Res, also 2 Little Gulls & Oystercatcher (Dave Harris)
Garden Warbler at Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)

Apr 14
Osprey over Sunbury, NE at 11.15 (Tony Sweetland)
Arctic Tern, 2 at Island Barn Res, also 3 Little Gulls, Kittiwake & Oystercatcher (Adam Cheeseman, Dave Harris)
Garganey at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
Sedge Warbler, 2 at Bedfont Lakes CP, also Reed Warbler (Adam Cheeseman)
Waxwing, 6 at Regent's Park at 08.25 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 13 at Chafford Hundred station (David Darrell-Lambert)
Waxwing, 22 at Dartford, just east of junction 1A of the M25 by the Holiday Inn Express (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 22 at Hounslow on Spitfire Way Ind Est (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 6 at Bexley Woods on The Drive (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 60 at Grays on Hogg Lane (Birdguides)

Apr 13
Waxwing, 200 at Iver (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 160 at Chafford Hundred, on Drake Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 13 over Hayes, Lake Farm Urban CP at 10.40 (Pete Naylor)
Black-tailed Godwit, 37 over Barnes WWT, also Caspian Gull, Greenshank & 3 Yelow Wagtails (Birdguides)

Apr 12
Waxwing, 160 at Chafford Hundred, on Drake Road along cycle path (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 100 at Grays, along Lodge Lane and Nutberry Ave (Birdguides)
Whimbrel over Kempton Park NR (Adam Wilson)
Common Redstart at Tottenham Marsh, on north section (Pete Lambert)
Willow Warbler at Streatham Common (Peter Newmark)
Rock Pipit at Walthamstow Res (Birdguides)
Serin, 3 reported over Barnes WWT, also 16 Waxwings east at 12.25 (Birdguides)

Apr 11
Red Kite over Banbury Res, also Common Buzzard over Walthamstow Res (Pete Lambert)
Waxwing, 160 at Chafford Hundred, on Drake Road play and Hogg Lane (Birdguides)
Kittiwake at Island Barn Res,
see photo, also 3 Common Terns and Wheatear (Geoff Barter)
Pied Flycatcher at Croydon, Farthing Down (Malcolm Riddler)
Hobby over Alexandra Park (Dominic Mitchell)
Hobby over Southgate at 12.10 (Dave Morrison)
Common Redstart at King George V Res, on Sewardstone side (Birdguides)
Common Redstart at Hyde Park, in trees c100 metres South of Albion Gate (Des McKenzie)
Willow Warbler at Kensington Gardens, also 5 Blackcaps (Des McKenzie)
Willow Warbler at St James's Park (Andrew Self)
Cetti's Warbler at Springwell GP, Rickmansworth also Sedge Warbler (Paul Lewis)
Sedge Warbler at Horsenden Hill, also 3 Willow Warblers (Andy Culshaw)
Cuckoo at Ruislip, Pinn Fields (Steve Pash)
Common Buzzard over Brent Res at 12.30 (Roy Beddard)
Wheatear at Richmond Park, also 2 Willow Warblers (Hugh Bradshaw)
Garganey at Walton Res (Dave Harris)

Apr 10
Kittiwake at Island Barn Res, also 2 Little Gulls (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 120 at Chafford Hundred, on Drake Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 40 at Grays, on Southend Road (Birdguides)
Common Redstart at Sewardstone Marsh, also Whitethroat (Chris Langsdon)
Reed Warbler, 2 at Rainham Marsh, also Goosander on Thames (RSPB)
Willow Warbler at Laleham Park, also 3 Blackcaps (David Combes)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)
Black-tailed Godwit at Cornmill Meadows (Chris Langsdon)
Common Redstart at Regent's Park (Birdguides)
Willow Warbler, 16 at Dagenham Chase NR, also 16 Chiffchaffs, 3 LRPs & House Martin (David Callahan)
Willow Warbler at Totteridge Valley, also 8 Blackcaps (John Colmans)
Little Ringed Plover, 6 at Tyttenhanger GP, also Greenshank (Birdguides)

Apr 9
Waxwing, 120+ at Chafford Hundred, at Drake Road (David Darrell-Lambert)
Common Redstart at Regent's Park (Birdguides)
Willow Warbler, 6 at Hampstead Heath, also 11 Blackcaps (Dave Porritt)
Willow Warbler, 4 at Brent Res, also 11 Blackcaps (Andrew Self)
Reed Warbler at Island Barn Res on River Mole (Dave Harris)
Wheatear at Hillingdon, Gutteridge Wood (Steve Pash)
Waxwing, 6 at Richmond Park on Bessborough Road (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover c12 at King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 50+ at Heathrow Terminal 4 (Dave Morris)
Whitethroat at Stoke Newington Res (Laurence Pitcher)

Apr 8
Waxwing, 160 at Chafford Hundred, at Drake Road play area and 14 on Saffron Road (Birdguides, David Darrell-Lambert)
Common Redstart at Regent's Park (Birdguides)
Hobby at Hogsmill SF (Nick Tanner)

Apr 7
Little Tern, 2 at Rainham Marshes, also Yellow Wagtail, 60 Black-tailed Godwits & 3 LRPs (Howard Vaughan)
Whimbrel at Walton Res, also Oystercatcher, LRP & 2 Green Sands (Anthony Quinn)
Waxwing, 40 at Harold Hill, on junction of Gooshays Drive and Melksham Drive (Bob Flindall, CRJ)
Wheatear at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Common Tern, 20 at Aldenham Res (Birdguides)

Apr 6
Arctic Tern at Rainham Marshes, also 60 Black-tailed Godwits (RSPB)
Short-eared Owl at Staines Res, also 2 Little Gulls, Oystercatcher, Ruff, Ringed Plover, LRP, Wheatear, Yellow Wag & Swallow (Ken Purdey)
Birdguides)
Waxwing, 50 at Lakeside Shopping Centre, by bus station (Birdguides)
Rock Pipit at Walthamstow Res, also Hobby, House Martin, Wheatear, 30 Sand Martins, 3 Common Sands & Green Sand (David Callahan, Chris Langsdon)
House Martin at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

Apr 5
Hobby, 2 over Alexandra Park (Dominic Mitchell)
Waxwing, 60 at Chafford Hundred, opposite Cannantynes Health Club and 40 on Rainbow Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 50 at Stoke Newington, in Allens Gardens, Bethune Road, N16 (Annie Woodhouse)
Little Gull, 2 at Island Barn Res, also Common Tern (Anthony Quinn)
Yellow Wagtail at Tyttenhanger GP, also 3 LRPs, 2 Sand Martins & Swallow (Birdguides)

Apr 4
Red Kite over Holmeforthe SP, south at 11.15 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 50 at Stoke Newington, in Allens Gardens, Bethune Road, N16 (Annie Woodhouse)
Waxwing, 44+ at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
Wheatear, 2+ at Walthamstow Res, also 67 Sand Martins & 2 Sedge Warblers (David Callahan)
Water Pipit over Regent's Park at 07.45 (Birdguides)
Common Tern, 14 at Aldenham Res, also 4 Little Gulls (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 14 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

Apr 3
Red Kite, over Orpington, north at 12.45 (Birdguides)
Marsh Harrier, female over Rye Meads RSPB at 10.30, also 8 Waxwings & a Sedge Warbler (Birdguides)
Common Buzzard, 3 over Barnes WWT, also 9 Sand Martins, LRP, Greenshank, Jack Snipe & Rock Pipit (Birdguides, Frank Clark)
Merlin at Rainham Marshes, also Garganey, 104 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 LRPs & 4 Little Gulls (RSPB)
Common Tern, 2 over Brent Res, also Sand Martin, 3 Willow Warblers & 8 Blackcaps (Andrew Self)
Common Tern, 7 at Aldenham Res, also Little Gull & Willow Warbler (Birdguides)
Slavonian Grebe at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir viewed from the new river path (Garry James)
Waxwing, 60 at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
Waxwing, c50 at Uxbridge, on High Road, Cowley Peachy, TQ055825 (Roger Dewey)
Waxwing, 25 at Grays on Lodge Lane (Ruth Barnes)
Whitethroat at Sewardstone Marsh (Brian Dawton)
Firecrest at West Thurrock, in bushes by the green/blue building west from the churchyard along the seawall, also 2 Oystercatchers, 85 Black-tailed Godwits & 30 Curlews (David Darrell-Lambert)
Common Buzzard over Walthamstow Res, also 2 Wheatears & Sedge Warbler (Pete Lambert)
Firecrest at Coppetts Wood (Tony Clancy)
Oystercatcher at Walton Res (Davd Harris)

Apr 2
Avocet at Brent Res at 08.30, also Willow Warbler (Andrew Self)
Avocet at Barnes WWT, also Sedge Warbler & LRP (Birdguides)
Common Buzzard over QE II Res, also Oystercatcher (Dave Harris)
Little Egret at Stanwell Moor (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res
see photo (Birdguides)
Common Tern, 5 at Aldenham Res, also Little Gull (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 21 at Grays on Lodge Lane (Birdguides)

Apr 1
Marsh Harrier over Barnes WWT at 12.25, also Jack Snipe & Knot (Birdguides)
Little Egret over Brent Res at 07.00 (Andrew Self)
Scaup, drake at St James's Park
see photo (Andrew Self)
Waxwing, 15 over Romford (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 3 at Staines Res, also 2 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergs, LRP & 2 Yellow Wagtails (Birdguides, Pete Naylor)
Common Scoter, 2 at Island Barn Res, also Golden Plover & Little Gull (Dave Harris)
Oystercatcher at Walton Res, also 2 LRPs (Geoff Barter)
Waxwing, 40+ at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
Sand Martin at Hogsmill SF (Nick Tanner)
Waxwing, 21 at Chafford Hundred by Sainsburys (Birdguides)
Yellow Wagtail at Warren Gorge, also 2 Sand Martins (David Darrell-Lambert)
Blackcap at Embankment Gardens (Louise Thomas)
Redstart at Hayes, Lake Farm Urban CP (Pete Naylor)
Common Scoter, 2 at King George VI Res, also 2 Wheatears & Yellow Wag (Pete Naylor)
Avocet at Stanwell Moor, also Wheatear & LRP (Tony Sweetland)
Waxwing, 25 at Finsbury Park on Prah Road N4 (Annie Woodhouse)
Firecrest, 2 at Alexandra Park, also Brambling (Andrew Gardner, Dominic Mitchell)
Waxwing, 40-50 over Bedfont CP (Adam Cheeseman)
Sand Martin, 25 at Walthamstow Res, also 3 Wheatears (Chris Langsdon)
Little Gull, 2 at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)
Little Gull, 3 at Aldenham Res (Birdguides)

Mar 31
Red Kite, 2 over Watford Central Baths at 11.50 (Birdguides)
Merlin at Minet CP, also 3 Willow Warblers (Birdguides)
Scaup, drake at St James's Park (Andrew Self)
Waxwing, 31 at Grays on Lodge Lane (Birdguides)
Redstart at Hayes, Lake Farm Urban CP (Pete Naylor)
Blackcap at Kensington Gardens (David Jeffreys)
Sand Martin at Walthamstow Res (David Callahan)
Waxwing, 100 at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
Whitethroat at Walthamstow Res, also Little Gull (per DDL)

Mar 30
Ring-necked Duck, drake at Regent's Park at 11.30 (Birdguides)
Scaup, drake at St James's Park, also Willow Warbler (Andrew Self)
Waxwing, 130 at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
Common Scoter, 4 at Rainham Marsh, also 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 197 Golden Plover, 4 Curlew, 4 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 6 Pintail & 6 Little Egrets (RSPB)
Waxwing, 6 at Bedfont CP, also 2 Willow Warblers (Adam Cheeseman)
Swallow at Walthamstow Res, also Common Tern & 5 Sand Martins (David Callahan)
Common Tern, 3 at Aldenham Res (Birdguides)

Mar 29
Osprey over QE II Res at 15.30 (Dave Harris)
Scaup, drake at St James's Park (Andrew Self)
Red Kite over Walthamstow (Pete Lambert)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 134 at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 35 at Stoke Newington, in Allens Gardens, Bethune Road (Annie Woodhouse)
Waxwing, 27 at Bedfont CP (Adam Cheeseman)
Little Ringed Plover, 4 at Walton Res, also 4 White Wagtails (Adam Cheeseman)
Wheatear at Walthamstow Res, also Little Egret (Chris Langsdon)

Mar 28
Red Kite over King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 36 at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 25 at Croydon, by Wilson School playing field in Stafford Road, Wallington (Birdguides)
Common Tern at Brent Res, also Yellow Wagtail (Ian Ellis, Roy Beddard)
Willow Warbler, 2 at Bedfont CP (Adam Cheeseman)
Black Redstart at Walthamstow Res, also Rock Pipit (Pete Lambert)
Willow Warbler, 3 at Lee Valley, betweem Cheshunt & Fishers Green (David Bradshaw)
Willow Warbler, 2 at Ruislip, Poors Field (Steve Pash)
Black-throated Diver at QE II Res, flew off at 06.48 (Dave Harris)

Mar 27
Waxwing, 49 at South Ockenden on Stifford Lane (Birdguides)
White Wagtail, 3 at Walton Res (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 5 at Staines Res, also 11 Sand Martins, LRP, 3 Black-necked Grebes & Yellow Wagtail (Andrew Moon, Pete Naylor)
Sedge Warbler at Troy Mill Lake, also Swallow & 5 Sand Martins (Andrew Moon)
Little Egret, 5 roosted at Bedfont CP (Adam Cheeseman)
Willow Warbler at Wraysbury GP (Pete Naylor)
Red Kite over Island Barn Res, also Black-throated Diver (Dave Harris)

Mar 26
Red Kite over Amwell GP at 14.00 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 25 at Hoddesdon, at Pinder Road Ind Est (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 5 at Staines Res, also Med Gull & White Wagtail (Birdguides)
Common Tern at Aldenham Res (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 2 at Blackheath by hospital (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 16 at Potters Bar in Aberdale Gardens (Birdguides)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Willow Warbler at Molesey Heath (Dave Harris)

Mar 25
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
White Wagtail at Walton Res, also 4 LRPs (Dave Harris)
Swallow at Brent Res (Ian Ellis)
Caspian Gull at Barnes WWT, also 2 Ring Ouzels, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, Oystercatcher & Redstart (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover, 5 at Staines Res, also Spotted Redshank & 3 Black-necked Grebes, Oystercatcher, 6 Little Gulls & Yellow Wagtail (Birdguides, Pete Naylor)
Common Scoter, 3 at Wraysbury Res (Pete Naylor)
Common Tern at Aldenham Res (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Stanwell Moor
see photo (Andrew Moon)
Little Egret over Hampstead Heath at 07.15, also Willow Warbler (Dave Porritt)
Willow Warbler at Alexandra Park (Andrew Gardner)

Mar 24
Siberian Stonechat at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Little Egret at Brent Res (John Colmans)
Garganey, 4 at Dagenham Chase LNR (Birdguides)
White Wagtail at Staines Res, also LRP (Birdguides)
Waxwing, c20 at Orpington over Court Road (Birdguides)

Mar 23
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Curlew at QE II Res (Dave Harris)
Common Tern at Staines Res, also Yellow Wagtail (Birdguides)
Willow Warbler at Dagenham Chase LNR (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 16 at Canons Park (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at Walton Res (Birdguides)

Mar 22
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Sand Martin at QE II Res (Dave Harris)
Wheatear at Dagenham Chase LNR, also LRP (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 14 at Hertford on Mead Lane (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res, also 14 Little Gulls & LRP (Pete Naylor)

Mar 21
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res, also Little Gull (Dave Harris)
Sanderling at QE II Res (Dave Harris)
Iceland Gull, 2nd winter at Barnes WWT, flew off west at 11.20 also 2 LRPs (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 13 at Hertford on Mead Lane, also 3 Little Egrets over (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover, 2 at Dagenham Chase LNR (Alan Shearman)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Pete Naylor)
Wheatear, 2 at KGVI Res, also LRP (Pete Naylor)
Sand Martin, 4 at Stanwell Moor, also 2 LRPs (Pete Naylor)
Water Pipit, 9 at Staines Moor (Pete Naylor)

Mar 20
Brent Geese, 37 over Hilfield Park Res (Birdguides)
Brent Geese, 36 at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also 2 Red-breasted Mergs & 3 Little Egrets (RSPB)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res, also 4 Little Gulls (Dave Harris)
Little Ringed Plover at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
Garganey at Barnes WWT, also Merlin, Grey Plover & Yellow Wagtail (Birdguides)
Avocet at Tyttenhanger GP (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 40 at Sevenoaks by Bat & Ball (Birdguides)
Dartford Warbler at Osterley Park (Birdguides)

Mar 19
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Wheatear at Rainham Marshes (RSPB)
Waxwing, 6 at Lee Valley, Hayes Hill Farm (Howard Vaughan)
Wheatear at Stoke Newington (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 70 at Northfleet in Clifton Marine Parade (David Darrell-Lambert)
Black-tailed Godwit, 213 at West Thurrock, also Wheatear & 29 Curlew (David Darrell-Lambert)
Wheatear, 3 at Minet CP (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Richmond Park (Neil Anderson)

Mar 18
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Wheatear, 2 at QE II Res (Dave Harris)
Lesser Whitethroat at Chafford Hundred (David Darrell-Lambert)
Waxwing, c25 at Hornsey on Heron Drive (Jane Binstead)
Waxwing, 4 at Hertford at TL325124 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 7 at Sidcup, on Princes Close (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Hayes, Lake Farm CP (Pete Naylor)
Wheatear, 3 at KGVI Res, Lake Farm CP (Pete Naylor)
Wheatear, 3 at Richmond Park (Bob Snellgrove)

Mar 17
Osprey over Walton Res, north at 06.30 (Dave Harris)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Ring-billed Gull at Isle of Dogs opposite Lovell's Wharf; also a drake Common Scoter opposite the Trafalgar pub (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Trent Park in Moat Wood (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover at Tyttenhanger GP (Birdguides)

Mar 16
Water Pipit, 5 at Staines Moor, nearby Little Ringed Plover & 2 Little Egrets at Stanwell Moor (Pete Naylor)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res, also Water Pipit (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 15 at Totteridge, in private gardens in Longland Drive (Birdguides)
Wheatear, 2 at Dartford Marshes, just south of Darent Barrier (Birdguides)
Wheatear at King George VI Res (Pete Naylor)
Wheatear at Minet CP (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Dagenham Chase (Birdguides)
Wheatear at Isle of Dogs at Mudchute Farm (Birdguides)

Mar 15
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res, also Water Pipit (Ken Purdey)
Firecrest at Bedfords Park, in holly at the north end of the deer park (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Stoke Newington Res, on East Res, from public footpath (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 16 at Norbury, flew over Pollards Hill at 08.30 towards Mitcham Common (Mike Netherwood)
Waxwing, 12 at Dartford, by 37 Main Road (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 13 at Westerham, by the BP garage south of M25 on the Biggin Hill road for their 2nd day (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)

Mar 14
Firecrest at Brent Res also Black-necked Grebe (Roy Beddard & Leo Batten)
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res (Tony Sweetland)
Smew, 5 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 15 over Regent's Park west at 08.15 (Birdguides)
Chiffchaff, 2 at Croydon, Heavers Meadow (John Birkett)

Mar 13
Waxwing, 60 at Sevenoaks WR by Bat and Ball Station, also Firecrest (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Smew, 2 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 12 over Rainham Marshes RSPB, also Firecrest, 28 Curlew, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, Jack Snipe & 2 Little Egrets (ELBF)

Mar 12
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res on south basin (Ken Purdey)
Waxwing, 3 at Kennington, in gardens behind 57-60 Cleaver Square SE11 (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Jack Snipe at Horsenden Hill on cut reed at Paradise Fields (Andy Culshaw)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res/QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Smew, 6 at Stocker's Lake also 7 Goosander (Birdguides)

Mar 11
Waxwing, 160 at Warren Street, on junction with Fitzroy St, NB berries now all eaten (Andrew Self, Andy Culshaw)
Waxwing, 16 at Chertsey Meads (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res on south basin (Frank Clark)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

Mar 10
Waxwing, 111 at Warren Street, on junction with Fitzroy St (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 17 at Dartford, by Holiday Inn Express (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res on south basin, also 6 Curlew over (Pete Naylor, Ken Purdey)
Common Sandpiper at Chertsey Lock (David Combes)

Mar 9
Waxwing, 59 at Cassiobury Park, behind bowls club (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 70 at Warren Street, on junction with Fitzroy St (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 30+ at Canons Park, by footpath over Jubilee Line off Howberry Road (Roy Beddard)
Waxwing, 25 at Croxley Green, by Cinnamon Engineering/Harvester R'about, Baldwin's Lane (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 22 at Highbury, on Aubert Park (Graham Coster)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Roy Beddard)
Smew, 3 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Stanwell Moor (Pete Naylor)
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res, also Black-necked Grebe,
see photo & Woodlark (Dave Harris)

Mar 8
Black-throated Diver at Island Barn Res, also Black-necked Grebe & 2 Rock Pipits (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 100 over Dartford, at Hilton Hotel by Junction 1A of M25 (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 35 at Croxley Green, on Links Way
see photo (Andrew Moon)
Waxwing, 50 at Dartford, by Holiday Inn Express (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 40+ at Selhurst by rail depot (Steve Arthur)
Waxwing, 30+ at Canons Park, by footpath over Jubilee Line off Howberry Road (Fay Broom)
Waxwing, 22 at Highbury, on Aubert Park (Graham Coster)
Pink-footed Goose at Walthamstow Res on West Warwick, also 2 Green Sands on Lockwood (David Callahan)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res on south basin, also 2 Water Pipits & Rock Pipit (Ken Purdey)

Mar 7
Waxwing, 150 at Greenhithe, outside MacDonalds by roundabout (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 100+ at Dartford, by Holiday Inn Express (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 59 at Cassiobury Park, behind the bowls club (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 35 at Croxley Green, on Links Way (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 40 at Canons Park, by footpath over Jubilee Line off Howberry Road (Fay Broom)
Waxwing, 30+ at Croydon on Beddington Farm Lane, near Stirling Close (Mike Netherwood)
Waxwing, 22 at Highbury, on Aubert Park (Graham Coster)
Waxwing, 11 at Dartford Railway Station (Birdguides)
Curlew over Regent's Park at 07.50 (Birdguides)
Knot at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)

Mar 6
Waxwing, 86 at Canons Park, by footpath over Jubilee Line off Howberry Road (Fay Broom)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Black-necked Grebe at Island Barn Res,
see photo also Knot & Rock Pipit (Dave Harris)
Waxwing, 100 at Dartford, by Holiday Inn Express (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 60 at Addlestone, feeding in the trees on the right of the 1st fairway at Abbey Moor Golf Club (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 17 at Sevenoaks WR, also 2 at Bessel's Greens, Sevenoaks (Birdguides)
Smew, 6 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)
Common Sandpiper, 2 at Walthamstow Res (Nigel Willits)

Mar 5
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Roy Beddard)
Waxwing, 26 at Cassiobury Park, by watercress beds (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper at Stoke Newington Res, on west reservoir (David Bradshaw)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 60 at Dartford, by Holiday Inn Express (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 27 at Sevenoaks WR by museum (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)
Waxwing, 50+ at Highbury, over Aubert Park (Geoff Farwell)

Mar 4
Smew, 10 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
Waxwing, c50 at Croydon, opposite Therapia Lane tram stop (Steve Arthur)
Waxwing, 47 at Staines, in Two Rivers car park (Hugh Evans)
Black-necked Grebe, 5 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)
Firecrest, 2 at Horsenden Hill in Perivale Wood (Andy Culshaw)

Mar 3
Black-necked Grebe, 3 at Staines Res on south basin, also Smew (Tony Sweetland)
Black-necked Grebe at Brent Res (Roy Beddard)
Waxwing, c30 over Hendon, near Five-ways Corner at 09.15 (Roy Beddard)
Waxwing, 51 at Dartford, by Leigh City Technology College (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 2 at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls (Birdguides)
Lapwing, c50 over St Pancras Station, west at 09.05 (Phil Stevens)

Mar 2
Waxwing, 43 at St Albans, in How Wood at Wych Elms/Applecroft junction TL139031 (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe, 6 at Staines Res on south basin (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, 30 at Staines, in Two Rivers car park opposite PC World (Pete Naylor)
Waxwing, c20 at Croydon, at the junction of Ampere Way and Beddington Farm Road TQ313667 (Birdguides)
Woodcock at Christopher St, EC2 (per Nigel Willits)
Firecrest at Stanborough Lakes, between north side car park & river (Birdguides)

Mar 1
Black-necked Grebe, 4 at Staines Res on south basin (Birdguides)

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