FANDOM


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).

The Croydon Lockdown Bird WatchEdit

The RSPB Croydon Local Group has launched The Croydon Lockdown Bird Watch as a diversion in these dark days. It is aimed at recording birds in your garden so is suitable for anyone who is self-isolating or only wants very limited contact with the outside world. There is a separate page on this website for the Croydon Lockdown Bird Watch or you can get in touch with John Birkett (johnbirkett(at)hotmail.co.uk).

April 2020Edit

If we are still allowed out for exercise, you may go for a local walk somewhere In the Croydon area and might see birds as you go. If you do go out, please do not stay out too long or put yourself or others in danger and maintain social distancing at all times.#

  • 4th - Wandle Park: sparrowhawk over, 2 grey wagtails. (Sue Henning)
  • 4th - Lloyd Park (north east corner): 11:00, Hobby - approached from south, circled over park, then departed at high speed to north-east (John Parish)
  • 4th - South Norwood (Kings Rd) 2 Jackdaw (over) 11:50 (JW)
  • 4th - Biggin Wood: (10.20am) Chiffchaff singing (1st sighting here), Song Thrush (seen & heard today), 1 Long-tailed Tit, Wren. Also Collared Dove heard again, Gt Spotted woodpecker also heard. One youngish Fox. ( SEC)
  • 4th - Purley (The Pines): Willow Warbler singing at 07:35 in fog. (Phil Hodgson by email)
  • 3rd - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Wigeon heard flying over about 21:10. (JB)
  • 3rd - South Croydon (Croham Manor Road): 2 Red Kite flew WSW at 18:00. (Kim Mitchell by email)
  • 3rd - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (3pm): male Gt Spotted Woodpecker drumming, then interacting vocally with a female; singing Blackcap & pair (m/f) of Greenfinches feeding in gdn sycamore (good news!) (GH)
  • 3rd - Wandle Park: blackcap (male), 3 stock doves. (Sue Henning)
  • 3rd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 11 Greylag Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Teal, 2 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Water Rail, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 3rd - Biggin Wood: Male Blackcap (1st ever here), Collard Dove (heard, unusual here) , Song Thrush singing (again unusual here). Plenty Blue & Great Tits & of course the inevitable Parakeets which nest here in their dozens. (SEC).
  • 2nd - Hamsey Green: 100s of Jackdaws over to roost at 20:00 at start of Applause for Carers. (Malcolm Jennings by email)
  • 2nd - Mitchley Hill, large field: Skylark singing. (NH)
  • 1st - Wandle Park: coal tit, chaffinch, great spotted woodpecker (drumming loudly on the metal tram support girder). (Sue Henning)
  • 1st - South Norwood (Kings Rd) (12.45pm): male Sparrowhawk medium high NW being mobbed by 5 crows & 2 Herring Gulls over at same time (JW)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: Good views of late Water Rail in wetlands at 6.15am. (JAH)
  • 1st - South Norwood (Cypress Road) 0730 Heron flying SW to NE. Mobbed by Crows (Alan Simpkins)

March 2020Edit

  • 31st - Riddlesdown: (daily exercise) 2 buzzard, 1 kestrel, 1 sparrowhawk, 4 skylark. Heard 6 greenfinch, 8 wren, 5 chiffchaff, 2 blackcap. (NH)
  • 31st - Wandle Park: 2 greenfinch (first sighting since March 2018), 1 grey wagtail, chiffchaff, 1 stock dove. (Sue Henning)
  • 30th - Riddlesdown 'The Dobbin': 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap, 1 Kestrel, 1 Pheasant (m). (Derek Kelly)
  • 30th - South Norwood Lake: 1400-1430. 2 Greylag Geese (1 departed NE at 1420), 2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail (again on recenly tended Cricket Pitch), 1 Blackcap. (Alan Simpkins)
  • 30th - Woods behind Auckland Road. Great-spotted Woodpecker hammering. Could be heard halfway up Cypress Road in the new quieter world.(Alan Simpkins)
  • 30th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (11.15am): Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming & Blackcap singing on rlwy land at bottom of garden (GH)
  • 30th - Selsdon: Firecrest seen while going to supermarket for shopping. (Drew Young - Tweet)
  • 30th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush. (JAH)
  • 28th - Kenley (Cullesden Road): 3 Redwing, 1 Bullfinch. (Dave Warren)
  • 28th - South Norwood Lake: 1 Swallow, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap. (Nigel G Harris via BirdTrack)
  • 28th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7.30am): pair of Stock Doves & a Green Woodpecker on rlwy land, singing Blackcap & Greenfinch (v scarce here) in gdn (GH)
  • 27th - Forestdale (Courtwood Lane): 2 Red Kites circling high at 14:15. (Mavis Barber by email)
  • 27th - Kenley Common: 1 Chaffinch, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 2 singing Blackcap (Derek Kelly)
  • 27th - Lloyd Park: Buzzard (PP)
  • 27th - South Norwood (Towpath Way): Red Kite over calling, mobbed by Crows 10:00am (Rob Wyllie)
  • 27th - Duppas Hill (10.30am): Magpie, Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Wren, Crow, Parakeet, House Sparrow, Starling (Andrew Moncrieff)
  • 27th - Norwood Grove: c30 Crows in main field, (increase from yesterday c17), also Great-Spotted woodpecker . Greenfinch heard in Gibson’s Hill (SEC)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Cormorant, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, Goldcrest, 10+ Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 26th - Kenley (Cullesden Road): 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk. (Dave Warren)
  • 26th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Sparrowhawk over at 13:45, Red Kite over going W-NW at 15:25, Goldcrest and Blackcap both still singing. (JB)
  • 26th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7.50am): Red Kite circling over rlwy land & drifting medium high E (towards SNCP?) (GH)
  • 25th - Selsdon: Red Kite over Sundale Ave heading E-NE. (Drew Young tweet)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: Red kite over around 8am, Little grebe. (Alice Stringer)
  • 25th - Wandle Park: 2 Canada geese, 1 pied wagtail, just one goldfinch, 5 stock doves. (Sue Henning)
  • 24th - South Norwood Lake: (1430) 1 Pied Wagtail (on freshly mown Cricket pitch) 2 Cormorants (Alan Simpkins)
  • 24th - Riddlesdown 'The Dobbin': 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Heron flying over. (Derek Kelly)
  • 24th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Blackcap singing again. Tawny Owl hooting at 19:40. (JB)
  • 24th - Hamsey Green: Red Kite over. (NH)
  • 24th - Norbury (Pollards Hill South): 14.30. 1 Sparrowhawk soaring high overhead -ignored  by local crows (MJN)
  • 24th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7am): Green Woodpecker flying low E over rlwy land; Song Thrush & Blackcap singing in gdn (GH) (3pm): pair of Stock Doves on rlwy land at bottom of garden for 5 mins, then flew off E (GH)
  • 23rd - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Blackcap singing again, Green Woodpecker calling nearby. (JB)
  • 23rd - Riddlesdown Common from Tandridge Gardens along top fields and back: (14.00 to 15.30): 14 blue tit, 10 great tit, 3 LTT, 5 crow, 6 magpie, 2 jay, 3 Great spotted woodpeckers, 8 robin, 1 gold crest, 5 feral pigeon, 5 wood pigeon, 2 skylark, 6 wren, 2 greenfinch, 3 blackbird, 3 dunnock, 10 chiffchaff, 2 RNP, 3 blackcap, 1 mistle thrush, 28 jackdaw, 1 heron flying over towards Hamsey Green, 1 buzzard, 1 nuthatch, 1 song thrush, 1 pheasant. (NH)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Sand Martin. (Jonathan Shaub by email)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Lake: (0745 near Cypress Road gate) 1 Wren, 1 Green Woodpecker (hammering on large Oak at highest point between gate and bridge over stream) (1430) 2 Jays in woods, 5 Starlings near Rangers building. (Alan Simpkins) (07:30:09:30) 4 Greylag Goose, 15 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose with 2 goslings, 12 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron (over), 11 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 1 singing Blackcap, 4 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 4 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 21st - South Norwood Lake: (08:00:10:00) 20 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 2 goslings, 14 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, Pheasant calling from railway line, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 10 Moorhen, 20 Coot, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 House Martin (over N/NE), 2 Song Thrush, 1 singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit (1 nest building), 2 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 21st - Riddlesdown (Lower Barn Road): First Chiffchaff singing, Blue tits territorial, Long-tailed tit collecting nest material, Goldcrest singing. Spring. (NH)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: Stonechat. (JAH) Kingfisher (Jonathon Shaub by email)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: 4 teal (Alice Stringer)
  • 20th - Sanderstead Plantation: (15.00 to 15.30). 6 Great tit, 7 blue tit, 10 blackbird, 2 coal tit, 7 robin, 2 dunnock, 3 redwing, 7 wren, 21 wood pigeon, 2 nuthatch, 4 crow, 2 jay, 1 chiffchaff, 5 RNP, 2 goldcrest, house sparrows heard on path along back gardens Church Way (NH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake (07:45:09:15) 18 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose with 2 goslings, 14 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 12 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 2 singing Blackcap, 2 singing Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 20th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (11am): female Pheasant landed for 5 mins in front garden of house at junction of Warminster Rd & Pittville Gdns (GH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, Water Rail, Snipe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, 10 Chiffchaff, Blackcap. (JAH)
  • 19th - Upper Norwood (near Beulah Hill): 2 Greenfinch, singing (10.15am) Unusual here (SEC)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: 3 Sand Martin (DMac)
  • 18th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): 2 Buzzard drifting over at 10:40 and another at 15:40 mobbed by a Crow. Blackcap again singing nearby. (JB)
  • 17th - Riddlesdown (Lower Barn Road): 2 mistle thrush on tree at Mitchley Avenue end. Blackcap and goldcrest singing in wood. (NH)
  • 17th - Farleigh Dean Crescent (14.45) : 3 Red Kites low over the road, two of them harassing the third. (John Parish)
  • 17th - Shirley (Freshfields) (12.30pm): Buzzard gliding/drifting low S & Grey Heron low E over house (Sheila Mason per GH)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park (10-11.30am): Mute Swan, Moorhen, Egyptian Goose, Herring Gull, Little Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Tufted Duck, Coot, Parakeet, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Greenfinch, Great Tit, Robin, Magpie, Crow, Woodpigeon, Starling, Wren, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Feral Pigeon (Andrew Moncrieff) Also: 2 Greylag Goose, 4 Teal, Little Grebe, Water Rail, 2 Snipe, Coal Tit, 4 Redwing, Stonechat. (JAH)
  • 17th - South Norwood (Cypress Road) 0730, 3 Jay
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 7 Jay, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 16th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Buzzard calling nearby c14:00. No waxwings heard flying over while outside gardening. (JB)
  • 16th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (12pm): Chiffchaff singing along rlwy embankment (GH)
  • 16th - Lloyd Park: Brown Magpie (PP)
  • 16th - Sanderstead. Several people have been searching the area around Sanderstead Pond this morning, but no sign of yesterday's Waxwing. (Admin)
  • 15th - Farthing Downs: 1 Buzzard overhead, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 1 pair Bullfinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 perhaps 2 Skylark in song, 3 Dunnock in song, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet and, intriguingly, still, a male and female Yellowhammer. (DH)
  • 15th - Sanderstead Pond: Waxwing at noon. (Judith Johnson tweet)
  • 15th - Goat House Bridge SE25 11:20, single Swallow flying N/NW, (JW)
  • 15th - South Norwood Lake (07:45:09:15) 21 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose with 2 goslings, 18 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 12 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 2 Blackcap (1 singing), 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 pair Long-tailed Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 14th - Shirley (Wickham Road): 7 Waxwing. (Chris White via BirdTrack)
  • 14th - Riddlesdown (Lower Barn Road) 8.00 am: 30 Redwing flying in SW direction. (NH)
  • 14th: Riddlesdown: 9.20 am Red kite over common. 14.30 -15.30. 1 Kestrel, 40 Crow Riddlesdown school, 2 Goldcrest singing, 4 Skylark, 1 Greenfinch singing, 5 Great tit, 8 Blue tit, 2 Coal tit, 5 Woodpigeon, 14 Jackdaw, 1 Great spotted woodpecker, 3 Robin, 5 Feral pigeon, 9 Magpie, 2 Wren, 1 Nuthatch (NH).
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 4 Snipe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 12 Fieldfare. (JAH)
  • 13th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Blackcap and Goldcrest both singing in garden this afternoon. (JB)
  • 13th - South Norwood Lake (07:45:09:15) 2 Greylag Goose, 20 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose with 2 goslings, 20 Mallard, 22 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 14 Moorhen, 22 Coot, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit (1 pair nest building), 6 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 3 Shoveler, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Lapwing over 6.25am going west(first since April 2018), Snipe, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Chiffchaff, 9 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 13th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7am): 2 Sparrowhawks circling/displaying medium high over rlwy land, one drifting E, the other W (GH)
  • 13th - Shirley: 2 Waxwings in same tree in Wickham Road as yesterday at 06:40-07:15. (Josephine Snell Tweet). No sign in Wickham Road or nearby streets 09:30-10:30 (JB & SH)
  • 12th - St Andrews Road, Coulsdon. 1 Green Woodpecker in the garden for a short while. A first, and very exciting! (DH)
  • 12th - Shirley: 7 Waxwings in Wickham Road, Shirley this evening. Just after the Crown Pub on same side of road. Tree opposite junction with Shirley Avenue. (Moira O'Donnell tweet)
  • 12th - Riddlesdown (Lower Barn Road): 14.45 3 canada goose flying over in direction Sanderstead pond (NH).
  • 12th - South Norwood Lake (07:30:09:15) 21 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose with 2 goslings, 14 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 12 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, pair Long-tailed Tit (nest building), 1 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 15 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 12th - Sanderstead: Now 2 Canada Geese on the pond and the Grenada has disappeared. 1 Redwing. 3+ Stock Dove and a Blackcap singing in cemetery. (JB)
  • 12th - Riddlesdown: 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit displaying. (JB)
  • 12th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7.45am): Chiffchaff contact calling on rlwy land, plus singing Song Thrush & calling Greenfinch (scarce here) (GH)
  • 12th - South Norwood Country Park: Yellow-legged Gull, Kingfisher. (JAH)
  • 12th - Location undisclosed: Peregrine. (Admin)
  • 11th - Kenley Common: (14.15- 15.30). 7 Wren, 8 Great tit, 3 Coal tit, 6 Blue tit, 6 Crow, 8 Magpie, 1 Meadow pipit, 2 Skylark, 6 Robin, 4 Blackbird, 3 Goldfinch, 14 Woodpigeon, 8 Feral pigeon, 3 RNP, 1 Jackdaw, 2 LTT, 1 Starling. (NH)
  • 11th - Dubbas Hill (2pm): 4 Magpie, 16 Woodpigeon, 4 Feral pigeon, 3 Robin, 3 Song thrush, 2 Jackdaw, 5 Crow, 1 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 1 Black-headed gull (Andrew Moncrieff)
  • 11th - Queen's Road Cemetery (Thornton Heath) (11am-12.30pm): 22 species, incl f Sparrowhawk, Song Thrush, Goldcrest & Nuthatch (2) (GH)
  • 11th - Farthing Downs: 11:00-12:00. Little Owl heard, 2 pairs Buzzard displaying, 4+ Skylark, Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch. (JB)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park:50 species including: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 9 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 3 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Skylark rose from Moat Field, displayed a bit before flying off west, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Fieldfare, 62 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, f.Stonechat between lake and Harrington Road. (JAH)
  • 10th - Spring Park : Red Kite (PP)
  • 10th - Coulsdon Common: (10.45am - 12.30pm) 8 Great tit, 7 Blue tit, 3 Blackbird, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Green woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 2 Crow, 2 Jay, 8 Robin, 1 Great spotted woodpecker, 1 Dunnock, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Redwing, 6 Wren, 5 Coal tit, 1 Heron (in pond), 1 Bullfinch, 2 RNP, 1 Song thrush, 1 Goldcrest. (NH)
  • 10th - Kenley Airfield: 1 Skylark singing. (NH)
  • 9th - South Norwood Lake (07:45:09:15) 18 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose + 2 Goslings, 10 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 15 Coot, 12 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jackdaw (over), 4 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch, c30 Carrion Crows, 20 Starlings. (JW)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 3 Shoveler, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 13 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush. (JAH)
  • 8th Norbury SW16 (garden): 14 Redwing, 1 (poss 2) Fieldfare (with Redwing), Pair Wren. Mallard over (SEC)
  • 8th - Happy Valley: 1 singing Blackcap, 20 Starling, 150 Woodpigeon, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Blackbird, Bullfinch, 3 Buzzards over car park, 1 Buzzard along valley, 1 Robin, 1 Kestrel, 5 Great tit, 5 Blue tit, 3 RNP, 1 very vocal Green woodpecker, 1 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch calling, 2 Goldfinch flying over, 35 Jackdaw, several Crow. (NH)
  • 8th - Wandle Park: 2 Moorhen, 2 Redwing, 70+ Crow. (JB)
    20200308 114922-1
    20200308 115138-1
  • 8th - Waddon Ponds: 10:05-10:35. Pair Mute Swan repairing nest, 20 Canada Geese, 25 Mallard, 8 Tufted Ducks, 3 Little Grebe, 6 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 75 Black-headed Gull inc Danish ringed white VBA, 2 Lesser Black-back Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Chiffchaff. (JB)
  • 8th - Sanderstead Pond: 1 Canada Goose, 1 Canada x Greylag Goose, 1 Rubber Duck (duckus plasticus), 12 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull. (JB)
  • 8th - Riddlesdown - the Dobbin: 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Skylarks (Derek Kelly)
  • 8th - Kenley Common: 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Skylark. (Derek Kelly)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Brent Goose over, quite low and calling on their way south at 8.15am.(not seen here since 1996), 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, Goldcrest, 7 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat relocated to field between lake and Harrington Road. (JAH)
  • 7th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Must be spring - a Crow was carrying nesting material to a tree in a nearby garden. (JB)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 4 Shoveler, Little Grebe, Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 10 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl, 2 Kestrel, 5 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, 20 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Stonechat in south end of wetlands, the largest count for several decades. (JAH)
  • 6th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (11.30am): female Sparrowhawk circling/displaying medium high over rlwy land, drifting E (GH)
  • 6th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 3 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 3 Shoveler, Little Grebe, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, 4 Coal Tit, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, Stonechat in south end of wetlands. (JAH) Little Egret, Kingfisher. (Saleel Tambe by email)
  • 4th - High Street, Croydon (10.40hrs): Two Grey Wagtails. (AJP)
  • 4th - Sanderstead: The Canada Goose on the Pond has been joined by a Grenada (Greylag x Canada) Goose. (JB)
  • 4th - South Norwood (Warminster Rd) (12pm): Mistle Thrush flying at rooftop level & calling in flight (GH)
  • 4th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Tawny Owl kewicking at 00:45. Goldcrest singing, 5 Stock Doves in garden - most seen since we came here in 1993. (JB)
  • 3rd - Lower Barn Road/Purley Downs Golf Course- 4 Tawny Owls calling (NH)
  • 2nd - Waddon Ponds: 16.00-17.00. 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Robin, 2 Magpie, 13 Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 13 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Little Grebe, 10 Black-headed Gull inc ringed birds T28A (polish), VBA (Danish) & 5424764 (German), 1 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Woodpigeon, 7 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Starling, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit (Bird Arrivals at Waddon Ponds)
  • 2nd - Addington (Kent Gate Way) early afternoon - male Pheasant feeding in field edge, just yards from the road. (AJP)
  • 2nd - Farthing Downs: A brief visit produced 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Little Owl calling, 1 Dunnock, 2 Long Tailed Tits (scarce at the moment), and, the icing on the cake, 1 male and 1 female yellowhammer - might they stop and breed this year? (I found no evidence of breeding last year). (DH)
  • 2nd - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7am): Blackcap briefly rehearsing its song in Gdns (GH)
  • 1st - Shirley (Freshfields): mid am - Buzzard flying low south; 12pm - 2 Redpolls on feeder; 3pm - male Blackcap on feeder, then bathing in bird bath (Sheila Mason per GH)
  • 1st - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Blackcap singing. Spring must be here. (JB)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake (07:30:09:15) 18 Canada Goose, pair Egyptian Goose with 2 goslings, 12 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 pair Great Crested Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 14 Coot, 38 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 4 House Sparrow, Goldfinch (JW)
  • 1st - Wandle Park: Canada goose, goldcrest, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, 3 redwing, 4 dunnock, great-spotted woodpecker, 3 stock doves. (Sue Henning)
  • 1st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Teal, 2 Shoveler, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Snipe, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, Jackdaw, 8 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, Mistle Thrush. (JAH)

Archived RecordsEdit

2020 January 2020 - February 2020 - March 2020 - April 2020 - May 2020 - June 2020 - July 2020 - August 2020 - September 2020 - October 2020 - November 2020 - December 2020

2019 January 2019 - February 2019 - March 2019 - April 2019 - May 2019 - June 2019 - July 2019 - August 2019 - September 2019 - October 2019 - November 2019 - December 2019

2018 January 2018 - February 2018 - March 2018 - April 2018 - May 2018 - June 2018 - July 2018 - August 2018 - September 2018 - October 2018 - November 2018 - December 2018

2017 January 2017 - February 2017 - March 2017 - April 2017 - May 2017 - June 2017 - July 2017 - August 2017 - September 2017 - October 2017 - November 2017 - December 2017

2016 January 2016 - February 2016 - March 2016 - April 2016 - May 2016 - June 2016 - July 2016 - August 2016 - September 2016 - October 2016 - November 2016 - December 2016

2015 January 2015 - February 2015 - March 2015 - April 2015 - May 2015 - June 2015 - July 2015 - August 2015 - September 2015 - October 2015 - November 2015 - December 2015

2014 January 2014 - February 2014 - March 2014 - April 2014 - May 2014 - June 2014 - July 2014 - August 2014 - September 2014 - October 2014 - November 2014 - December 2014

2013 January 2013 - February 2013 - March 2013 - April 2013 - May 2013 - June 2013 - July 2013 - August 2013 - September 2013 - October 2013 - November 2013 - December 2013

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.