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London Bird News: February 2004


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Feb 29
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)
Jack Snipe at Dagenham Chase, also Little Egret over (Birdguides)
Bittern at Barnes WWT, also 2 Jack Snipe (Birdguides)

Feb 28
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
Mealy Redpoll, 3 at Bedfont Lakes CP (Adam Cheeseman)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, also Short-eared Owl (Birdguides, Andrew Moon)
Bittern at Berwick Ponds (Birdguides)
Dartford Warbler at Richmond Park (Birdguides)
Bittern at Barnes WWT, also Jack Snipe (Birdguides)
Willow Warbler at Lee Valley, Fisher's Green (Birdguides)
Scaup at East India Dock Basin (Birdguides)
Common Buzzard at Potters Bar (Andrew Moon)

Feb 27
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)

Feb 26
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
Scaup at East India Dock Basin (Birdguides)
Smew, 6 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)

Feb 25
Little Egret, 18+ roosted at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)

Feb 24
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)

Feb 23
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
Raven at Ingrebourne Valley (Birdguides)
Iceland Gull at West Hyde (Birdguides)
Cetti's Warbler at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Scaup at East India Dock Basin (Birdguides)

Feb 22
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Corbet's Tay (Birdguides)
Bearded Tit, 2 at Rainham Marsh (Birdguides)
Dartford Warbler at Richmond Park (Birdguides)
Hawfinch, 2 at South Weald (Birdguides)
Smew, 6 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
Firecrest, 2 at Weald Park (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res (Pete Naylor)
Red-necked Grebe at Thorpe Park (Birdguides)

Feb 21
Merlin at Walthamstow Res, also Med Gull & 3 Common Sands (Birdguides)
Hawfinch, 2 at Ongar Park Wood, at end end of wood south of Essex Way footpath (Birdguides)
Smew, 10 at Belhus Woods CP, also adult Med Gull (Birdguides)
Black-necked Grebe at Staines Res, also Black Redstart (Pete Naylor)
Bittern at Barnes WWT, also 3 Jack Snipe (Martin Honey)

Feb 20
Crossbill, 4 over Barnes WWT at 13.30 (Birdguides)
Crossbill, 5 over Putney at 09.00 (Birdguides)

Feb 19
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake see photos (Jeff Butcher)
Water Pipit, 2 at Staines Moor, also Little Egret (Oliver Metcalf)

Feb 18
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Jeff Butcher)

Feb 17
Little Egret, 23 roosted at Broadwater Lake (Lee Evans)
Bittern at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)

Feb 16
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)
Ring-billed Gull at Isle of Dogs, on Thames shore opposite Lovells Wharf at 14.30 (Birdguides)
Black Redstart at Staines Res,
see photo (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 2 at Staines Moor, also 2 Green Sands (Birdguides)

Feb 15
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)
Jack Snipe, 3 at West Thurrock on saltings (Birdguides)
Bittern at Lee Valley, from the watchpoint, also 4 Smew (Birdguides)
Smew, 2 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Mediterranean Gull at New Malden on BBC sports ground (Birdguides)
Bittern at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Red-necked Grebe at King George VI Res
see photo (Andrew Moon)
Black Redstart at Staines Res, also 30+ Goldeneye (Andrew Moon)
Long-tailed Duck at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)

Feb 14
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)
Glaucous Gull, 1st winter at Beddington SF, [over Island Barn Res earlier] also 2 Jack Snipe (Johnny Allan)
Firecrest at Weald CP, by Belvedere car park (Birdguides)
Smew, 12 at Lee Valley, by entrance to Birdwatching Fair, also 5 Bramblings & 2 Tree Sparrows at Holyfield Hall Farm (Birdguides, Jeff Butcher)
Bittern at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)
Smew, 2 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)
Red-necked Grebe at Queen Mary Res, also Little Egret (Dave Morris)
Common Buzzard, 4 over Hillingdon, Gutteridge Wood at 12.25 (Steve Pash)

Feb 13
Glaucous Gull, 1st winter at Beddington SF (Garry Messenbird)

Feb 11
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)

Feb 10
Waxwing, 20 at Hornchurch in High Street (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 2 at Staines Moor, along River Colne (Birdguides)
Smew, 6 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)

Feb 9
Brent Geese, 2 over Staines Res (Oliver Metcalf)
Brambling at Regent's Park on feeders at Deadman's Corner, also 2 Little Owls (Des McKenzie)
Smew, 12 at Wraysbury GPs, also 5 Goosander (Birdguides)
Smew, 5 at Stocker's Lake, also 10 Goosander (Birdguides)

Feb 8
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)
Ring-necked Parakeet, 2000 at Esher, roosting in trees on Ryden Road (Birdguides)
Tree Sparrow at Lee Valley, Holyfield Farm, also Brambling (Adrian Platt)
Water Pipit, 2 at Staines Moor, along River Colne (Birdguides)

Feb 7
Jack Snipe at Lee Valley, from Bittern Watchpoint, also Tree Sparrow & 3 Bramblings at Holyfield Farm (Ben Hoare)
Little Egret, 22 at Broadwater Lake, also Caspian Gull & 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (Birdguides)
Red-necked Grebe at Thorpe Park, also 5 Smew (Birdguides)
Smew at Connaught Water (Peter Hamling)

Feb 6
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)
Kittiwake at Beddington SF also Smew (Johnny Allan)
Waxwing at Grays on Hogg Lane (Birdguides)
Smew, 6 at Belhus Woods CP (Birdguides)

Feb 5
Water Pipit at Staines Moor, also 4 Goosander (Steve Spooner)

Feb 4
Smew, 3 at Stocker's Lake (Birdguides)
Water Pipit, 4 at Staines Moor, also Green Sand (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull, adult at Nazeing GP in roost (Birdguides)

Feb 3
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)
Mediterranean Gull, adult at Hounslow, on recreation ground along Powdermill Lane (Birdguides)
Caspian Gull, 2 adults at Nazeing GP in roost (Birdguides)

Feb 2
Hume's Warbler at Fairlop Waters CP, by golf range at TQ455908, 300 yards south of main sailing lake (Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck at Island Barn Res, also Smew on River Ember (Steve Spooner)
Bittern at Bedfont Lakes CP, also Smew & Firecrest (Ken Purdey)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake (Birdguides)
Smew, 7 at Stocker's Lake, also 9 Goosander & 9 Goldeneye (D. Stanley)

Feb 1
Ring-billed Gull at Woolwich Common, opposite Royal Military Academy (Birdguides)
Red-necked Grebe at Thorpe Park on Manor Lake, also 14 Smew (Birdguides)
White-headed Duck at Broadwater Lake, also 23 Goldeneye (Simon Buckingham)
Smew at Harefield Lake, also 5 Goldeneye (Simon Buckingham)
Smew, 14 at Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake, also one on Hooks Marsh Lake; 12 Brambling at Holyfield Farm, Merlin & 2 Tree Sparrows (Stephen Harris, Birdguides)
Long-tailed Duck at Walton Res, also Scaup (Birdguides)
Smew, 7 at Stocker's Lake, also 10 Goosander, 2 Red-crested Pochard & 15+ Goldeneye -
see photos (Andrew Moon)
Scaup at East India Dock Basin (Nick Tanner)

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