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Aug 31
Avocet, 6 at Staines Res, also 4 Black-necked Grebes, Little Stint, 2 Ruff, Wood Sand, 7 Black-tailed Godwits & 2 Wigeon - see photos (Birdguides)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Birdguides)
Whinchat, 3 at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)
Wheatear, 3 at Richmond Park, also Whinchat & Yellow Wagtail (Hugh Bradshaw)
Knot at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)

Aug 30
Avocet, 6 at Staines Res, also Wood Sand, Little Stint, Ruff & 3 Black-tailed Godwits (Birdguides, Jim Sweetland)
Whinchat, 2 at Wormwood Scrubs, also 2 Spot Flys (David Lindo)
Knot at Walton Res (Dave Harris)

Aug 29
Knot, 9 over Staines Res, also 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Turnstones, 6 Avocets, 1+ Wood Sand, 2 Ruff, Spotted Redshank, 2 Garganey & stint sp (Andrew Moon, Frank Clark)
Black-necked Grebe at Fairlop Waters CP, also 2 Redstarts, Whinchat & 2 Wheateara (Birdguides)
Knot, 12 over QE2 Res (Dave Harris)
Knot at Walton Res (Steve Spooner)

Aug 28
Avocet, 6 at Staines Res, also 3 Wood Sands, 33 Knot, Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwits & Spotted Redshank (Birdguides, Pete Naylor)
Redstart, male at Brent Res, also Whinchat (Andrew Self)
Wheatear, 5 at Wormwood Scrubs, also 2+ Whinchat (David Lindo, Sacha Barbato, Neil Anderson)
Marsh Harrier over Beddington SF, also Knot, 12 Green Sands & Whinchat (Johnny Allan)
Spot Fly at Lake Farm Urban CP, Hayes, also 3 Whinchats & Wheatear (Pete Naylor)
Whinchat, 5 at Ten Acre Wood, Hillingdon (Steve Pash)

Aug 27
Ortolan Bunting at Beddington SF, between Hackbridge Station and wader scrape, 'elusive & flighty', also Black-tailed Godwit & Knot (Birdguides)
Oystercatcher over Tower Bridge at 12.30 (John Archer)

Aug 26
Pectoral Sandpiper at Staines Res, also Arctic Tern, 6 Avocets, 5 Wood Sands, Curlew Sands, 2 Little Stints, 2 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwits & 3 Black-necked Grebes - (Pete Naylor, Ken Purdey, Birdguides)
Yellow Wagtail, 4 over Hyde Park, also 2 Spot Flys (Des McKenzie)
Wheatear, 2 at Bedfont Lakes CP (Adam Cheeseman)
Redstart at Hainault Forest CP (Birdguides)

Aug 25
Pectoral Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 6 Avocets, 6 Wood Sands, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Stints, Whimbrel, Black Tern, 3 Garganey & Ruff (Pete Naylor, Andrew Moon, Birdguides)
Redstart at Lake Farm Urban CP, Hayes, also 3 Whinchats & 2 Wheatears (Pete Naylor)
Black-tailed Godwit at Rainham Marshes RSPB, also 6 Yellow-legged Gulls (David Darrell-Lambert)
Sandwich Tern at West Thurrock, also 3 Yellow-legged Gulls (David Darrell-Lambert)
Black Tern, 6 at Queen Mary Res, also Dunlin (Ken Purdey)

Aug 24
Aquatic Warbler, probable at Rainham Marshes RSPB, on foreshore at 10.25 (Howard Vaughan)
Pectoral Sandpiper at Staines Res, also Osprey south at 12.00, Temminck's Stint, 6 Avocets, 5 Wood Sands, 6 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Little Stints, 2 Black Terns & 2 Garganey (Birdguides, Sacha Barbato)
Med Gull, juvenile at Brent Res in North Marsh (Roy Beddard)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Nick Tanner)

Aug 23
Pectoral Sandpiper at Staines Res, also Temminck's Stint, 6 Avocet, 6 Wood Sands, 4 Garganey, Little Tern, 2 Black Terns, 2 Little Stints, 9 Greenshanks, 6 Black-necked Grebes, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 6+ Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Curlew & Whimbrel (Birdguides)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Fraser Simpson)
Knot at Beddington SF, also Black Tern (Johnny Allan)

Aug 22
Pectoral Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 6 Avocet, 6 Wood Sands, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Black-necked Grebes, 4 Garganey, Knot, Little Stint, Med Gull & 10 Turnstones (Birdguides, Pete Naylor, David Waltham-Hier, Andrew Taylor)
Honey Buzzard over Hilfield Park Res, SE at 10.40 (Birdguides)
Honey Buzzard over Wormwood Scrubs, south at 07.30 (David Lindo)
Honey Buzzard over Barnes WWT at 07.55 (same bird as above), also Marsh Harrier over and Wood Sand present (Birdguides)
Wood Warbler at Regent's Park, also 5 Spot Flys (Tony Duckett)
Little Egret at Amwell GP (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Sevenoaks WR (Birdguides)

Aug 21
Wood Sandpiper, 6+ at Staines Res, also 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 2+ Garganey, Grey Plover, 2 Turnstones, 3 Ruff, 2 Black-necked Grebes & Black Tern (Andrew Moon, Fraser Simpson)
Black Tern at Walthamstow Res, also 3 Wheatears (Birdguides)
Spot Fly at Broadwater Lake (Simon Buckingham)

Aug 20
Wood Sandpiper, 4 at Staines Res, also 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Turnstones, Sanderling, 2 Ruff & Black Tern (Pete Naylor)

Aug 19
Spotted Flycatcher at Horsenden Hill (Andy Culshaw)

Aug 18
White-winged Black Tern, probable reported at Barnes WWT, also Wood Sand (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper, 5 at Staines Res, also 3 Curlew Sands, 40 Black-tailed Godwits, Sanderling, Turnstone, 3 Ruff, 5 Black-necked Grebes, 5 Garganey & 3 Black Tern (Pete Naylor, Ken Purdey)
Black Tern, 3 at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Little Egret at Sevenoaks WR (Birdguides)
Common Scoter at KGVI Res (Adam Wilson)
Arctic Tern at Queen Mary Res, also Black Tern (Adam Wilson)
Greenshank over Baker Street at 06.40 (Dave Johnson)

Aug 17
Wood Sandpiper, 5 at Staines Res, also 39 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Ruff, Turnstone, Knot, 3 Garganey & 2 Black-necked Grebes (Tony Sweetland, Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Barnes WWT, also 3 Yellow Wagtails (Birdguides)
Wheatear, 2 at Wormwood Scrubs, also 40 Whitethroats (David Lindo)
Pied Flycatcher, 2 at Weald Park (Birdguides)

Aug 16
Wood Sandpiper, 5+ at Staines Res, also 43 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, 2 Sanderling, 4 Black-necked Grebes & 8 Garganey (Pete Naylor, Birdguides)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Nick Tanner)
Garganey at Amwell GP (Birdguides)

Aug 15
Osprey over Staines Moor/KGVI Res at 16.30 (Pete Naylor)
Wood Sandpiper, 7 at Staines Res, also 40 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, Sanderling, 6 Black-necked Grebes & 4+ Garganey (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher at Weald Park (Birdguides)
Garganey at Amwell GP (Birdguides)

Aug 14
Wood Sandpiper, 7 at Staines Res, also 4 Garganey, 40 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, 3 Black-necked Grebes, 22 Greenshank, Knot & Golden Plover (Birdguides)
Common Scoter at KGVI Res, also Black-necked Grebe, 4 Wheatears & 22 Yellow-legged Gulls (Dave Morris & Pete Naylor)
Pied Flycatcher, 5 at Weald Park (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher at Lee Valley by Cheshunt Lock (Birdguides)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Keir Mottram)

Aug 13
Temminck's Stint at Beddington SF, also 2 Black-tailed Godwits (Johnny Allan)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Birdguides)
Little Tern at Staines Res, also 10+ Garganey, 2 Black-necked Grebes & 20+ Greenshank (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher, 3+ at Weald Park (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher, 3 at Regent's Park (Birdguides)

Aug 12
Wood Sandpiper, 7 at Staines Res, also 8 Garganey, 4 Black-necked Grebes, Black Tern, 9 Grey Plover, 32 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff & 22 Greenshank (Birdguides)
Black Tern at Tyttenhanger GP, also 2 Greenshank (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher, 3 at Weald Park (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher, 3 at Regent's Park (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Sevenoaks WR (Birdguides)
Black Tern at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

Aug 11
Black-tailed Godwit, 36 at Staines Res, also 4 Wood Sands, 4 Black-necked Grebes, Red-necked Grebe, 20+ Greenshank, 8 Garganey, 25 Ruff, 6 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew & Little Egret (Birdguides, Pete Naylor)
Little Egret at Dagenham Chase NR (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher, 5 at Weald Park (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher, 2 at Bedfords Park (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher, 2 at Regent's Park (Birdguides)
Garganey, 2 at Rainham Marsh (Birdguides)
Garganey at Hornchurch CP (Birdguides)

Aug 10
Wood Sandpiper, 5 at Staines Res, also 100 Bar-tailed Godwit & 40 Knot flew over, plus 9 Garganey, 7 Black Terns, 3 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Little Stints, 4 Grey Plover, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 38 Greenshank, Ruff, 6 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew & Turnstone (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher at Brent Res, also Black-necked Grebe (Andrew Self)
Dunlin, 14 at Battersea Bridge (Sacha Barbato)
Hobby over Paddington Green, also 2 Yellow Wags (Des McKenzie)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Birdguides)

Aug 9
Wood Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 3 Black-necked Grebes, 4 Little Stints, Ruff, 2 Turnstone, 6 Black Tern, 8 Garganey, 37 Greenshanks, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 53 Ringed Plovers, 3 Whimbrel & Little Tern (Pete Naylor)

Aug 8
Marsh Harrier over Staines Res at 08.10, also 7 Garganey, 9 Greenshanks & 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 11 Black Terns, 2 Black-necked Grebes, Kittiwake & Ruff (Birdguides)
Marsh Harrier at Barnes WWT at midday (Jill Bracey)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Birdguides)
Pied Flycatcher at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)
Green Sandpiper, 32 at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

Aug 7
Red-backed Shrike, female at Hampstead Heath, also Tree Pipit (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Garganey, 9 at Staines Res, also 10 Greenshank,13 Black-tailed Godwits & Little Egret (Pete Naylor)

Aug 6
Temminck's Stint at Stoke Newington Res (per Garry James for TERNS)
Garganey, 9 at Staines Res, also 12 Greenshank, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, Med Gull, Little Egret & 12 Black Terns (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Syon Park (Birdguides)

Aug 5
Caspian Gull at Staines Res, also 6 Garganey, 16 Black-tailed Godwits, Black-necked Grebe & Little Egret (Birdguides)

Aug 4
Garganey, 8 at Staines Res, also 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Turnstones, Little Egret & 9 Black Terns (Birdguides)
Redstart at Richmond Park (Hugh Bradshaw)
Wheatear at Wormwood Scrubs (David Lindo)
Wood Sandpiper at Beddington SF, also 2 Med Gulls (Johnny Allan)
Med Gull at Amwell GP (Birdguides)

Aug 3
Ring-billed Gull at Isle of Dogs (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Barnes WWT (Buirdguides)
Caspian Gull, 3 at Staines Res, also 21 Black-tailed Godwits, Curlew Sand, 3 Turnstone, Garganey & Little Egret (Birdguides)
Garganey at Dagenham Chase NR (Birdguides)
Little Egret at East India Dock Basin NR (Birdguides)

Aug 2
Garganey at Dagenham Chase NR (Birdguides)
Black Tern, 7 at Staines Res, also 20 Black-tailed Godwits, Curlew Sand & Garganey (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Barnes WWT (Birdguides)

Aug 1
Curlew Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 25 Black-tailed Godwits & Garganey (Birdguides)
Garganey at Dagenham Chase NR (Birdguides)
Garganey at Ponders End (Birdguides)

July 31
Garganey at Dagenham Chase NR (Birdguides)
Little Egret over Tyttenhanger GP (Birdguides)
Curlew Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 30 Black-tailed Godwits (Birdguides)

July 30
Kentish Plover at Sevenoaks WR (Birdguides)
Curlew Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 10 Greenshank, 30 Black-tailed Godwits, Little Egret & 199 Dunlin (Tony Sweetland, Birdguides)

July 29
Curlew Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 24 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Little Egret, Garganey, 4 Yellow Wagtail & 129 Dunlin (Pete Naylor, Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)

July 28
Garganey at Staines Res, also 28 Black-tailed Godwit (Birdguides)

July 27
Curlew Sandpiper, 2 at Staines Res, also 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 285 Dunlin, Garganey & Little Egret (Birdguides)

July 26
Curlew Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 5 Sanderling, 31 Black-tailed Godwits, Little Stint, 11 Greenshank, Med Gull & 293 Dunlin (Pete Naylor)

July 25
Curlew Sandpiper, 2 at Staines Res, also 3 Sandwich Terns over, 4 Sanderling, 12 Greenshank, Little Stint & 16 Black-tailed Godwits (Birdguides)

July 24
Red Kite over Ruislip Woods at 14.30 (Steve Pash)
Curlew Sandpiper, 2 at Staines Res, also Med Gull & 3 Black-tailed Godwits (Birdguides)

July 23
Curlew Sandpiper, 2 at Staines Res, also 5 Black-tailed Godwits, Wood Sand, 2 Whimbrel, Sandwich Tern & Med Gull (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Amwell GP (Birdguides)

July 22
Curlew Sandpiper, 2 at Staines Res, also 3 Little Stints, Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Amwell GP, also Little Egret (Birdguides)

July 21
Wood Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 2 Little Stints, 2 Med Gulls, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Sanderling & 2 Little Egrets (Birdguides)
Wood Sandpiper at Amwell GP, also Little Egret (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Tyttenhanger GP (Birdguides)

July 20
Wood Sandpiper at Staines Res, also 2 Little Stints, Med Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Greenshank & Little Egrets (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Tyttenhanger GP (Birdguides)
Common Buzzard, 2 over Hither Green, west at 12.45 (Dave Morrison)

July 19
Sanderling at Staines Res, also 13 Black-tailed Godwit & 8 Greenshank (Birdguides)
Little Egret at Tyttenhanger GP (Birdguides)

July 18
Whimbrel over Greenwich Peninsular (Richard Green)
Little Egret at Tyttenhanger GP, also 4 Turnstone (Birdguides)
Sanderling at Staines Res, also 6 Black-tailed Godwit & Turnstone (Birdguides)

July 17
Little Gull at Staines Res, also 23 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, & 9 Greenshank (Andrew Moon, Birdguides)
Little Egret, 2 at Fairlop Waters CP (Birdguides)

July 16
Whimbrel, 2 at Staines Res, also 8 Greenshank (Birdguides)

July 15
Little Gull at Staines Res, also 7 Greenshank & 100+ Dunlin (Birdguides)

July 14
Little Gull at Staines Res, also Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 112 Dunlin & 12+ Ringed Plovers (Birdguides, Frank Clark)
Green Sandpiper, 4 at Tyttenhanger GPs, also Greenshank (Birdguides)

July 13
Sanderling, 4 at Staines Res, also Little Egret, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher, Little Gull, 100+ Dunlin & 32 Yellow-legged Gulls (Rob Innes, Birdguides)

July 12
Sanderling, 2 at Staines Res, also 16 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Greenshank, Oystercatcher, 100+ Dunlin, Little Gull & 7 Yellow-legged Gulls (Birdguides)

July 11
Spotted Redshank at Staines Res, also Sanderling, 11 Greenshank, Oystercatcher, 72 Dunlin & 11 Yellow-legged Gulls (Birdguides)
Crossbill, 9 over Amwell GP, west at 09.20 (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 13 at Beddington SF (Johnny Allan)
Mediterranean Gull at East India Dock NR (Alan Hobson)

July 10
Spotted Redshank at Staines Res, also 2 Sanderling, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Greenshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 11+ LRPs, Ruff & 43 Dunlin (Andrew Moon)

July 9
Little Egret at South Park, Ilford (P. Richardson)
Spotted Redshank at Staines Res, also 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Greenshank, Oystercatcher, Ruff & Goldeneye (Ken Purdey)

July 8
Little Egret at Thamesmead on Southmere Lake (Birdguides)
Spotted Redshank at Staines Res, also 14 Black-tailed Godwits, Whimbrel, 7 Greenshank, 8 Dunlin, Oystercatcher & Ruff (Ken Purdey)

July 7
Black-tailed Godwit, 7 at Staines Res, also Med Gull, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank & Ruff (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Tyttenhanger GPs (Birdguides)

July 6
White Stork at New Denham, a mile northwest of Uxbridge in fields at end of Knighton Way Lane, access west off A4020 TQ045846 - see photos (Birdguides)
Black-tailed Godwit at Staines Res, also Spotted Redshank & Ruff (Birdguides)
Common Buzzard, 2 at Amersham Station (David Darrell-Lambert)
Avocet at King George V Res, also 2 Little Egrets (David Darrell-Lambert)

July 5
White Stork at New Denham, a mile northwest of Uxbridge in fields at end of Knighton Way Lane, access west off A4020 TQ045846 (Birdguides)
Temminck's Stint at Staines Res, also Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sand & 11 Dunlin (Franko Maerovic, Tony Sweetland)
Black-tailed Godwit at Brent Res, in north marsh (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Tyttenhanger GPs (Birdguides)

July 4
White Stork at New Denham, a mile northwest of Uxbridge feeding in cut hay field at end of Knighton Way Lane, access west off A4020 TQ045846 (Roger & Liz Ackroyd)
Gannet on Thames between Dartford & Purfleet at 09.15 (Birdguides)
Black-tailed Godwit, 49 at Staines Res
- see photos, also Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 14 Dunlin, Little Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls & 11 LRPs (Birdguides)
Mediterranean Gull, 2 at Thamesmead on outfall (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Brent Res, also 5 Common Sands (Andrew Self)
Little Egret, 2 over Belvedere at 08.35 (Birdguides)
Red Kite over Gidea Park, NW at 18.40 (Birdguides)

July 3
White Stork at New Denham, a mile northwest of Uxbridge feeding in cut hay field at end of Knighton Way Lane, access west off A4020 up to 08.00 and again in afternoon. TQ045846 (Andrew Self)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Staines Moor (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper at Brent Res (Andrew Self)
Black-tailed Godwit, 9 at Staines Res, also 2 Oystercatcher, Dunlin, 350 Sand Martins & 1000 Swifts (Pete Naylor)
Little Egret at Amwell GP (Birdguides)
Green Sandpiper at Tyttenhanger GPs (Birdguides)

July 2
White Stork at New Denham, a mile northwest of Uxbridge feeding in cut hay field at end of Knighton Way Lane, access west off A4020, present early morning and late afternoon (Pete Naylor)
Black-tailed Godwit, 6 at Staines Res, also Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatchers & 13 LRPs (Simon Buckingham, Tony Sweetland)

July 1
White Stork at New Denham, a mile northwest of Uxbridge feeding in cut hay field at end of Knighton Way Lane between 15:30-16:15, access west off A4020. NB First seen 29 June by residents. (Birdguides)
Black-tailed Godwit at Staines Res, also 2 Curlews, 3 Oystercatchers & 12 LRPs (Pete Naylor)
Green Sandpiper, 2 at Stanwell Moor GP (Dave Morris)

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