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Please feel free to post records of sightings for locations within the Croydon area on this Wiki. To do so, just click on the arrow next to the 'Edit' button at the top of the page, select 'classic editor' and add records to the relevant month using the standard format. Please be careful not to delete or edit records already posted. Alternatively, you can email the sightings (with date and location) to johnbirkett(at)hotmail.co.uk. Note that records submitted to this website will be shared with the RSPB Croydon Local Group for use in their survey of birds in Croydon. We may get back to you for more info about records of scarcer species and records of other wildlife as records posted here may also be submitted to the London Natural History Society and the Surrey county bird recorder. Do not post records on this website unless you are happy for them to be shared with the other organisations mentioned here. Please do not post details of scarce breeding birds (those included in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, amended 2000) except to alert other observers to the presence somewhere in the borough when it should be shown as Location undisclosed. Any reports giving a specific location will be removed or modified by the website administrator. We would still like to know of such potential breeding records, so please e-mail them to johnbirkett(at)hotmail.co.uk. If posting records from a private garden include the street name if you wish, but do not give the house number without express permission. You can use these links to find out more about Birdwatching Sites in Croydon and for information about Ringed Birds. There is a separate page for recording sightings of species other than birds, eg mammals, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Click on the link here to access Other Wildlife. Regular contributors identified below by only initials are - John Birkett (JB), Gill Flinn (GF), Gavin Hawgood (GH), Simon Harris (SH), David Hayes (DH), John Hughes (JAH), Nicola Hunt (NH), Dave MacMillan (DMac), Dave Miller (DM), Mike Netherwood (MJN), Alan Pearson (AJP) and John Watson (JW).

2016 & 2017 Croydon Bird ReportEdit

Cover photo

The combined 2016 & 2017 Croydon Bird Report has now been published. For details of how to obtain a copy please see the RSPB Croydon Local Group's website. The price has been maintained at £3.50.

Note that the text of some earlier Bird Reports is now being uploaded to this website and can at, be found here.

Photos RequestEdit

If anyone takes photographs of birds in Croydon and is willing to let the RSPB Croydon Local Group use them in their annual report can you please get in touch with John Birkett (johnbirkett(at)hotmail.co.uk).

August 2019Edit

  • 19th - South Norwood Lake: (07:30:09:30) 17 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 21 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1 young, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Sparrowhawk, 20 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 8 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 19th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (11.15am): 2 Swifts straight through high E (GH)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 18th - Farthing Downs: A flock of up to 20 Goldfinch (incl. juvs), a flock of circa 15 Linnet (incl. juvs), 1 Yellowhammer only, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over, 2 Swift over, 1 f Sparrowhawk over, a flock of up to 20Jackdaw, 2 Goldcrest. (DH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 19 Canada Goose, 7 Egyptian Goose, 14 Mallard, 23 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 1 young, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 21 Moorhen, 26 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 5 House Sparrow, 12 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 18th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (08.30am): Willow Warbler calling on rlwy land, plus flock of c12 Canada Geese very low E towards SNCP (GH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 6 young, 6 Cormorant, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, 11 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Coal Tit, 4 Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 9 Reed Warbler. (JAH)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 6 young, 5 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, 5 Reed Warbler, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 15th - Farthing Down 15 goldfinch, linnet 6, swallow 4, male wheatear 1 near car park. Mixed flock of goldfinch and linnets in scrub close to Folly (NH)
  • 14th - Croydon: 13:10 Peregrine flying around in heavy rain. (JB)
  • 14th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (06.30am): female/imm Sparrowhawk hunting low SW over Gdns (GH)
  • 13th - Shirley Park Golf Course (06:30): At least 3 Willow Warblers in mixed flock also including Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Long-tailed Tit. (John Parish)
  • 13th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Willow Warbler calling in neighbouring garden. (JB)
  • 11th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:30) 19 Canada Goose, 7 Egyptian Goose, 12 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1juv, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1m Kestrel, 18 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove + 2juv, 2 Swift, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow, c 20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 11th - Norbury (5.30 pm): 1 Swift quite high ( just one for last few days) (SEC)
  • 10th - Norbury (Pollards Hill South): Blackcap singing "quiet" song a.m., Blackbird feeding teenage young (MJN)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park (2-3pm): Carrion Crow, Feral Pigeon, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Magpie, Robin, Stock Dove, Grey Heron, 16 Coot, 5 Moorhen, Little Grebe, 32 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Swan, 4 Cormorants, 7 Mallard Duck, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose (& 6 goslings), Collared Dove, Dunnock, 2 Tufted Duck (& 3 ducklings), Herring Gull (AJP & Andrew Moncrieff)
  • 10th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (8.45am): 1 Swift drifting very high E, plus c20 House Sparrows feeding in Gdns (6pm) (GH)
  • 8th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (4.45pm): 1 Swift rapidly through medium high SW (GH)
  • 8th - South Norwood Lake (07:30:09:15) 22 Canada Goose, 7 Egyptian Goose, 15 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe + 1 young, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Kestrel, 15 Moorhen, 26 Coot, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 3ad/2 Juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcest, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jay, 12 House Sparrow, 15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 7th - Norbury (aft): Female Sparrowhawk in tree in garden (SEC)
  • 7th - South Norwood Lake (07:30:09:15) 19 Canada Goose, 9 Egyptian Goose, 14 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 1 young, 2 Cormorant, 1m Kestrel, 19 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Swift, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 6 House Sparrow, 20+ Goldfinch (JW)
  • 6th - Croydon: Female Peregrine seen in morning and evening. (JB)
  • 6th - Kings Wood (4.00pm) Sparrowhawk (3 juvs calling) (GF
  • 6th - Wandle Park: 2 adult Moorhens with 1 young, also 2 juvs, 1 Swift feeding overhead, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Grey Wagtails, 30+ Goldfinches. (JB & Sue Henning)
  • 6th - Waddon Ponds: Mute Swan family, 27 Canada Geese, 51 Mallard with 2 young, 5 adult Little Grebes (1 on nest and 1 young), 1 Grey Wagtail, Moorhen on nest, only 3 Black-headed Gulls and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. (JB and Sue Henning)
  • 6th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (12.30pm): 2 Swifts feeding/drifting high NW (GH)
  • 4th - Sanderstead (Lime Meadow Avenue): Marsh Tit in private garden. (Jenny Morgan)
  • 4th - Lloyd Park: 4 Kestrels. (Lucinda tweet)
  • 4th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (12pm): 1 Swift feeding/drifting medium high NW (GH)
  • 3rd - Croydon: possible male Red-footed Falcon flew over Effingham Road early evening (R Weller via Surrey Bird Club News).
  • 2nd - Hutchinson's & Chapel Bank: Buzzard, Bullfinch, 2 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, Blue & Great Tit juvs c15 in Sliming Down (Ernest Thomason)
  • 2nd - Location undisclosed: Pair Hobbies with 2 young. (Admin)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake: 12 Canada Goose, 9 Egyptian Goose, 14 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, pair Great Crested Grebe with 1 young, 15 Moorhen, 26 Coot, 20 Herring Gull (over), 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 2 Juv Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Song Thrush, 25+ House Sparrow (JW)
  • 2nd - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (10.45am): 2 Swifts feeding medium high overhead, then E (GH)
  • 1st - Farthing Downs: Wheatear beside road. (Malcolm Jennings tweet)

Archived RecordsEdit

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