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London Bird News: November 2003


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Nov 30
Cetti's Warbler, 2 at Barnes WWT, also Mealy Redpoll & 2 Bramblings (Birdguides)
Brambling, 2 at Broadwater Lake, also c50 Siskin & 7 Goldeneye (Simon Buckingham)
Slavonian Grebe at King George VI Res, also Red-necked Grebe (Ken Purdey, Pete Naylor)
Oystercatcher at Queen Mother Res (Pete Naylor)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Staines Res, also Dunlin & 8 Redshank (Pete Naylor)
Smew, 2 at Wraysbury GP, also Red-breasted Merganser & Firecrest (per Pete Naylor)
Caspian Gull at Woolwich Ferry, also Yellow-legged Gull (Birdguides)

Nov 29
Smew, 2 at Wraysbury GP, Blenheim Anglers Lake (Birdguides)
Avocet, 6 at Staines Res, also 7 Dunlin & Grey Plover (Ken Purdey)
Caspian Gull at Woolwich Ferry (Birdguides)

Nov 28
Ring-billed Gull at Woolwich, Royal Military Academy TQ429772 (Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also 2 Goldeneye (Gary James)
Mealy Redpoll at Barnes WWT, also 4 Bramblings over (Birdguides)

Nov 27
Green Sandpiper, 4 at Tyttenhanger GP, also 25 Tree Sparrows at Tyttenhanger Farm (Birdguides)
Ring-billed Gull at Woolwich, Royal Military Academy (Birdguides)

Nov 26
Dartford Warbler at Richmond Park, in gorse east side of Lower Pen Pond (Birdguides)
Mediterranean Gull, 2 at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Jack Snipe, 4 at Barnes WWT, also Yellow-legged Gull (Birdguides)
Bittern at Furnace Pond, also 2 Bramblings TQ693410 (Birdguides)

Nov 25
Spoonbill at Queen Mother Res (Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also White-fronted Goose, Smew & 3 Siskin (Steve Spooner, Dave Harris)

Nov 24
Water Pipit at King George VI Res, also 16 Goldeneye (Ken Purdey)

Nov 23
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also 2 Little Gulls flew east (Dave Harris)
Smew at Beddington SF, also Med Gull (Johnny Allan)

Nov 22
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also Scaup (Dave Harris)
Bearded Tit, 2 at Beddington SF, also 2 Mandarin (Johnny Allan)
Brambling, 2+ over Bittern Watchpoint, also Bittern seen earlier in day (David Darrell-Lambert)

Nov 21
Merlin at Rainham GP (Dave Morrison)
Little Egret, 2 at Aveley Bay, also Grey Plover, 15 Black-tailed Godwit & 17 Curlew (Dave Morrison)
Red-breasted Merganser at Staines Res south basin (Ken Purdey)

Nov 20
Merlin over Beckton Sewage Works, west at 07:40 (Birdguides)
Grey Phalarope at Queen Mother Res -
see photo (Birdguides)
Smew at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Mealy Redpoll at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)

Nov 19
Grey Phalarope at Queen Mother Res (Birdguides)
Woodcock at Regent's Park, also Brambling, 45 Redwing & 20 Fieldfare (Tony Duckett)
Caspian Gull at Woolwich Ferry Terminal (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull at Thamesmead on river (Birdguides)

Nov 18
Grey Phalarope at Queen Mother Res (Birdguides)

Nov 17
Red-breasted Merganser at Staines Res south basin (Ken Purdey)
Scaup at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Goosander, 2 at Walton Res (Dave Harris)

Nov 16
Grey Phalarope at Queen Mother Res (Steve Spooner)
Merlin at Rainham GP, also 28 Golden Plover (Dave Morrison)
Little Egret past Belvedere, west along Thames at 08.00 (Birdguides)
Jack Snipe, 4 at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Short-eared Owl at King George VI Res, also 2 Water Pipit & 12 Goldeneye (Pete Naylor)
Long-tailed Duck at QE2 Res (Steve Spooner)
Red-necked Grebe at Walton Res (Dave Harris)
Scaup at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, also 15 Goldeneye (Simon Buckingham)
Bittern at Lee Valley, Bittern Watchpoint (Stephen Harris)
Stonechat, 2 at Tottenham Marsh (David Darrell-Lambert)
Green Sandpiper at Banbury Res, also Common Sand (David Darrell-Lambert)

Nov 15
Grey Phalarope at Queen Mother Res (Andrew Moon)
Black Redstart at Staines Res, also Scaup & Red-breasted Merganser (Birdguides)
Whooper Swan at Brent Res, presumed feral -
see photo (Andrew Self)
Cattle Egret at Regent's Canal, St John's Wood, escaped from London Zoo (Des McKenzie)
Water Pipit, 2 at Beddington SF, also Smew (Johnny Allan)
Whinchat, 2 at Broxbourne, Admirals Walk Lake also Stonechat (Ed Hughes)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also 4 Scaup, Water Pipit & Golden Plover (Dave Harris)
Red-necked Grebe at Walton Res (Dave Harris)

Nov 14
Snow Bunting, 3 over Barnes WWT, also 4 Jack Snipe & Dunlin (Birdguides, Neil Anderson)
Whooper Swan at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Red-necked Grebe at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)

Nov 13
Spoonbill at Queen Mother Res (Birdguides)
Whooper Swan at Brent Res, also Skylark & Redpoll (Sacha Barbato)
Merlin at Barnes WWT, flew east, also 18 Brambling over plus Jack Snipe, Swallow & Rock Pipit (Birdguides)
Brambling over Horsenden Hill, also 44 Redwing & Siskin, plus 13 Lesser Redpolls (Andy Culshaw)
Woodcock at Romford Cemetery (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 3 at Beddington SF, also Smew (Johnny Allan)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also 2 Scaup (Steve Spooner)

Nov 12
Spoonbill at Queen Mother Res (Birdguides)
Whooper Swan at Brent Res
Black Redstart at Staines Res (Ken Purdey)
Brambling, 2 over Hogsmill SF (Nick Tanner)
Firecrest, 2 at Victoria Park (Joel Chernin)
Jack Snipe at Barnes WWT, also Swallow (Birdguides)

Nov 11
Whooper Swan at Brent Res, also Dunlin (Roy Beddard)
Red-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also 16 Goldeneye (Ken Purdey)
Smew at Beddington SF, also 2 Water Pipits (Johnny Allan)

Nov 10
Iceland Gull, adult over Barnes WWT, flew over at 08.30 (Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Scaup, 6 at Walton Res, also Common Scoter (Dave Harris)
Scaup, 2 at QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Pintail, 3 at Staines Res, also Goosander (Ken Purdey)
Red-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also 2 Water Pipits (Ken Purdey)

Nov 9
Hen Harrier, male over Barnes WWT, flew east along Thames at 08.05, also Ring-billed Gull & 6 Jack Snipe (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, also 2 Green Sands & 7 Goldeneye (Simon Buckingham)
Common Scoter at Walton Res, also Common Sand (Steve Spooner)
Common Sandpiper at East India Dock Basin (Nick Tanner)

Nov 8
Bewick's Swan over QE2 Res at 08.10 (Dave Harris)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Purple Sandpiper at Staines Res, also Water Pipit & Green Sand (Birdguides)
Jack Snipe, 3 at Barnes WWT, also Little Owl, Little Egret, 2 Golden Plovers & Stonechat (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Staines Moor, also Stonechat (David Combes)
Little Gull at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

Nov 7
Brent Geese, 6 over Barnes WWT, also Grey Plover & Brambling (Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also Black-necked Grebe (Dave Harris)
Snow Bunting, 2 at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

Nov 6
Woodcock over Canning Town (Gary McGuire)
Fieldfare, 76 over Horsenden Hill, also 13 Redwing, Siskin & 2 Redpoll (Andy Culshaw)
Jack Snipe at Barnes WWT, also 2 Rock Pipits (Birdguides)

Nov 5
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Red-necked Grebe at King George VI Res, also Goosander & 2 Water Pipits (Ken Purdey)
Firecrest at Greenwich Ecology Park, also Shag on Thames (Birdguides)
Woodcock over Regent's Park (Tony Duckett)
Greenshank at QE2 Res (Steve Spooner)
Curlew at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)
Little Egret over Foots Cray Meadows (Birdguides)
Firecrest at Victoria Park (via Bob Watts)

Nov 4
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res (Steve Spooner)
Brambling, 4 over Barnes WWT, also 250 Fieldfares (Birdguides)
Firecrest, 2 at Weald CP, by Belvedere car park, also Brambling (Birdguides)
Fieldfare, 110 over Regent's Park, also 60 Redwing & Redpoll (Tony Duckett)

Nov 3
Yellow-browed Warbler at Tate Modern, heard only (David Darrell-Lambert)
Red-throated Diver at Island Barn Res (Dave Harris)
Water Pipit at King George VI Res, also Goosander & Green Sand (Ken Purdey)
Red-crested Pochard at Grange Waters Lakes, also 2 Goldeneye & Common Sand (Dave Morrison)
Water Rail at St James's Park (Steve Arthur)

Nov 2
Caspian Gull at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull at Woolwich (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, also 7 Goldeneye (Simon Buckingham)

Nov 1
Yellow-browed Warbler at Brent Res, in front of factories on south side of East Marsh (Andrew Self)
Little Egret, 5 at Broadwater Lake (Andrew Moon)
Firecrest, 2 at Dagenham Chase, south side of Eastbrook Grove (Birdguides)
Mealy Redpoll at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)

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