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London Bird News: May & June 2005


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June 29
Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res, also Little Gull (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 10 at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Green Sandpiper, 3 at Tyttenhanger GP (Birdguides)

June 27
Spotted Redshank at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also Greenshank & 21 Little Egrets (Howard Vaughan, Birdguides)
Med Gull, adult at Barking (Birdguides)

June 26
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Brent Res, also Curlew & 9 Lapwings over (Andrew Self, Roy Beddard)

June 25
Black-necked Grebe at KGVI Res, also Goldeneye (Pete Naylor)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Stanwell Moor, also 6 LRPs & Little Gull (Pete Naylor)
Yellow-legged Gull at Staines Res (Frank Clark)

June 24
Quail heard at Rainham Marshes RSPB, from Aveley sea wall, also Wood Sand, 11 Green Sands & 6 Little Egrets (Howard Vaughan, David Smith)
Little Gull, 2 at Staines Res (Birdguides)

June 18
Little Egret at Lee Valley, Hall Marsh Scrape (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Girling Res, relief channel (Martin Shepherd)
Green Sandpiper at Cornmill Meadows (Martin Shepherd)

June 16
Turnstone at KGVI Res (Pete Naylor)

June 15
Curlew Sandpiper at Amwell GP (Birdguides)
Little Gull at Staines Res (Birdguides)
Little Egret, 4 at Rainham Marshes RSPB (David Darrell-Lambert)

June 14
Sanderling, 3 at QEII Res, also 3 Dunlin (Dave Harris)
Little Gull, 2 at Staines Res, also 3 Curlew (Ken Purdey)

June 12
Woodchat Shrike, male at Richmond Park, one in the small enclosure south of Conduit Wood; park in Pembroke Lodge car park, cross the road and go left along Sidmouth Wood (Birdguides)
Red Kite over Denham CP, west at 15.00 (Roger Dewey)
Black Tern at Brent Res, also LRP (Andrew Self)
Little Egret at Amwell GP, also LRP (Birdguides)
Little Egret over Chafford Hundred (David Darrell-Lambert)

June 11
Black Tern, 7 at Staines Res, also Ringed Plover (Pete Naylor)
Black Tern at QEII Res (Dave Harris)

June 10
Sanderling, 6 at QEII Res (Dave Harris)
Tree Pipit at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)

June 8
Montagu's Harrier, male over Kingsbury School at 10.30 (Tom Shannon)
Red Kite over Sevenoaks WR, north at 09.55 (Birdguides)
Nightingale, 3 at Sewardstone Marsh (David Callahan)

June 7
Little Egret, 12 at Rainham Marsh RSPB (Birdguides)

June 6
Montagu's Harrier, ringtail over Cricklewood, flew west (Jan-Paul Charteris)
Crossbill, 5 at Walton Heath GC (Birdguides)

June 5
Red-backed Shrike, female at Hampstead Heath, in hedge at the top of Parliament Hill (Birdguides)
Kittiwake, adult at Walthamstow Res (Pete Lambert)
Red-crested Pochard at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Little Egret at Gunpowder Park (Brian Dawton)
Sanderling at QEII Res, also Turnstone (Dave Harris)

June 4
Nightjar at Battersea (Ray Tuck)
Sanderling at QE II Res (Dave Harris)

June 3
Sanderling at QE II Res (Dave Harris)

June 1
Little Egret, 8 at Rainham Marsh RSPB (Birdguides)
Little Gull at Staines Res (Birdguides)

May 31
Caspian Gull at Edgware Road/Cuthbert St W2 (Des McKenzie)

May 30
Greenshank, 3 at Walton Res (Dave Harris)

May 29
Red Kite over Amwell GP, also Common Buzzard (Birdguides)
Hawfinch over Lee Valley, Fishers Green at 12.15 (Roy Woodward)

May 27
Golden Oriole at Richmond Park, one this morning on the north side in Isabella Plantation (Birdguides)

May 26
Roseate Tern at Staines Res, also 3 Sanderling, Med Gull, & 2 Little Gulls (Birdguides, Ken Purdey)
Firecrest at Epping Forest, near Theydon Bois Golf Course (Martin Shepherd)

May 25
Whiskered Tern at Staines Res see photo, also 4 Little Terns & 3 Little Gulls (Birdguides)
Red Kite over Harrow, Rayners Lane at 14.07 (Birdguides)
Spotted Flycatchr at Morden Hall Park (Malcolm Riddler)
Firecrest at Northwood, London School of Theology (Jenny Wallington)

May 24
Whiskered Tern at Staines Res (Andrew Self)

May 23
Whiskered Tern at King George VI Res, also seen on Staines Res (Tony Sweetland)
Sandwich Tern, 5 over Staines Res, south at 09.55 (Pete Naylor)

May 22
Whiskered Tern at King George VI Res, see photo also seen on Staines Res (Andrew Moon)
Whinchat at Harrow School (Michael Robinson)

May 21
American Herring Gull, probable 1st summer at Barnes WWT, from WWF hide , also 2 Caspian Gulls (Birdguides)

May 20
American Herring Gull, probable 1st summer at Barnes WWT, flew SE at 10.20 (Birdguides)
Roseate Tern at Queen Elizabeth II Res flew off at 05.56, also Grey Plover (Dave Harris)
Little Gull at Staines Res (Birdguides)
Little Ringed Plover at Greenwich Ecology Park
Peregrine, 2 over Wembley Central (Andy Culshaw)

May 19
Roseate Tern at Queen Elizabeth II Res in evening, also 6 Sanderling (Dave Harris)
Little Gull, 2 at Staines Res (Birdguides)

May 18
Red Kite over Brockley Rise, SE23, flew NW at 20.00 (Mick Vandoen)
Ring Ouzel at Dartford Marsh (Birdguides)
Little Gull at Staines Res, also Dunlin (Birdguides)
Sanderling, 2 at QE2 Res
see photo (Dave Harris)
Grasshopper Warbler, 2 at Rammey Marsh (Martin Shepherd)

May 17
Black Tern, 3 at Staines Res also Little Gull (Ken Purdey)
Sanderling at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

May 16
Sanderling at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

May 15
Sanderling, 2 at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Spotted Flycatcher at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)

May 14
Temminck's Stint at Horton GP (Chris Heard)
Wood Sandpiper at Walton Res,
see photo, also Black Tern (Dave Harris)
Wood Sandpiper at Amwell GP (Birdguides)
Black Tern, 8 at Staines Res, also 2 Little Gulls (Pete Naylor)
Black Tern, 2 at King George V Res (Martin Shepherd)
Arctic Tern, 2 at Northfleet, also Harbour Porpoise (Steve Connor)
Spotted Flycatcher at Kensington Gardens, also Goldeneye (Des McKenzie)

May 13
Wood Sandpiper at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 over at QE2 Res at 06.03 (Dave Harris)
Black Tern, 3 at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Kittiwake at Staines Res, also 5 Black Terns (Ken Purdey)
Sanderling, 2 at Ponders End Lake (Steve Connor)

May 12
Goshawk over Barnes WWT, female flew East downriver at 10.15 (Birdguides)
Red Kite over Orpington (David Harpen)
Whimbrel, 2 at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also Garganey (Birdguides)

May 11
White Stork over Hertford East station (Birdguides)
Black Tern, 6 at Staines Res, also Black-necked Grebe & 4 Little Gulls (Ken Purdey)
Wood Warbler at Kensington Gardens, also Goldeneye at Hyde Park (Des McKenzie)
Black-necked Grebe, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Common Buzard over (Birdguides)

May 10
Marsh Harrier at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also Garganey, 2 Sandwich Terns, 5 Whimbrel & 8 Wheatears (RSPB)
Black Tern at Staines Res, also 4 Little Gulls, Greenshank & 3 Turnstones (Jim Sweetland, Pete Naylor)
Whinchat, 2 at Wormwood Scrubs, also Wheatear (David Lindo)
Goldeneye, drake at Hyde Park (Des McKenzie)
Waxwing, 2 at Chafford Hundred on Drake Road (Birdguides)
Sanderling at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
Greenshank at Staines Moor (Pete Naylor)
Arctic Tern at Walthamstow Res, also 2 Dunlin (Chris Langsdon)

May 9
Little Gull, 4 at Staines Res, also 3 Turnstone (Ken Purdey)
Goldeneye, drake at Hyde Park, also Garden Warbler in Kensington Gardens (Des McKenzie)
Waxwing, 2 at Chafford Hundred on Drake Road (Birdguides)

May 8
Pied Flycatcher at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)
Dunlin, 20 at King George VI Res, also Little Gull (Pete Naylor)
Little Gull, 4 at Staines Res, also Turnstone (Pete Naylor, Birdguides)
Curlew at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

May 7
Osprey over Alexandra Park at 20.00 (Gareth Richards)
Osprey over Amwell GP at 09.45, also Arctic Tern (Birdguides)
Red Kite, 2 over West Ealing, flew west at 15.30 (Rob Wheeler)
Red Kite over Richmond Park, flew NW at 15.30 (Hugh Bradshaw)
Arctic Tern, 10 at King George VI Res, also Little Gull & 2 Ringed Plover (Pete Naylor)
Arctic Tern, 6 at Staines Res, also 4 Little Gulls (Ken Purdey)
Whimbrel at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also 2 Greenshanks & Grasshopper Warbler (Birdguides)
Whimbrel at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Garden Warbler, c20 at Stocker's & Springwell Lakes (Liz & Roger Ackroyd)

May 6
Sandwich Tern, 2 at Staines Res, also 3 Black-necked Grebes (Andrew Verral)
Garden Warbler at St James's Park (Andrew Self)
Goldeneye, drake at Hyde Park, also Common Sand & White Wagtail (Des McKenzie)

May 5
Quail at Dagenham Chase NR (Birdguides)
Arctic Tern, 5 at Staines Res (Franko Maerovic)
Cuckoo at Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)
Whimbrel at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

May 4
Arctic Tern, 38 at Staines Res, also Little Gull (Birdguides)
Goldeneye, drake at Hyde Park, also Common Sand (Des McKenzie)
Little Egret over QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

May 3
Woodchat Shrike, female at Barnes WWT in evening (Birdguides)
Osprey over Watford, north over Callowland (Birdguides)
Ring Ouzel at Wormwood Scrubs, also 4 Whinchats (David Jeffries, Roy Nuttall)
Scaup, drake at Hyde Park, also drake Goldeneye (Des McKenzie)
Nightingale, 2 at Cornmill Meadows, also Garden Warbler (David Callahan)

May 2
Green-winged Teal at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Red Kite over Staines Res at 14.10 (Jim Sweetland)
Wood Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, also Whinchat (Birdguides)
Turtle Dove at Amwell GP (Birdguides)
Grasshopper Warbler at Wraysbury GP (Jim Sweetland)
Whinchat, 2 at Wormwood Scrubs (Roy Nuttall)
Common Buzzard over Hillingdon (Steve Pash)
Whimbrel, 2 at Sewardstone Marsh, also Nightingale (Tony Clancy)
Sandwich Tern at QE2 Res, also Little Tern (Dave Harris)
Whimbrel at Walton Res (Dave Harris)

May 1
Golden Oriole at Lee Valley, Fishers Green at 05.45, also 10 Nightingales (Birdguides)
Green-winged Teal at Beddington SF, also Curlew Sand (Johnny Allan)
Oystercatcher at Brent Res, also LRP & Whinchat (Andrew Self)
Ring Ouzel at Wormwood Scrubs, also 3 Wheatears & Garden Warbler (David Lindo)
Red-breasted Merganser at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe (Sacha Barbato)
Common Buzzard over Paddington Green (Des McKenzie)
Med Gull, 2 at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)

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