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Just for info - the silver Wood Duck was seen at Kelsey Park on 4 October and had been present there from 29 September. Clearly showing movement around locations in South London. (admin)

  • 31st - Norwood Junction: Largish raptor with a white rump near Norwood Junction about 11:45. (Dan Bound). If you are in the area keep an eye out for it. (admin) The Crystal Palace FC white-tailed eagle, perhaps? (JAH)
  • 31st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Skylarks over (DMac)
  • 30th - Hutchinsons Bank: (14:30) Female Peregrine circled overhead putting up three or four dozen Wood Pigeons before stooping steeply out of view (John Parish)
  • 30th - Mapledale Ave. Red-legged Partrigde (PP)
  • 29th - Lloyd Park: 6:30pm Monday 29/10/18 Tawny owl perched on sign by the entrance off Ranmore Ave. Spooked by me, and swooped into trees by allotments. (posted as a comment below - Observer's name please)
  • 29th - Mapledale Ave. Red-legged Partrigde (PP)
  • 29th - Wandle Park: First Redwing of winter, 5 Pied Wagtail, 7 Moorhen. (Sue Henning by email)
  • 29th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 5 Egyptian Goose, Teal, 35 Shoveler, 11 Cormorant, Little Grebe, 8 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 11 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Siskin. (JAH)
  • 29th - Chepstow Rise (Park Hill): (08:45) 17 Magpies visible from window (John Parish).
  • 28th - South Norwood Country Park: 106 Black Headed Gulls on the lake, 3 1cy Lesser Black-backed & 1 2cy, 14 Cormorants, 6 Shoveler, 2 Mute Swan,11 Fieldfare, 10 Goldfinch, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, M Pheasant, Collared Dove,2 Grey Heron, Song Thrush.( Rob Wyllie) Greylag Goose, Teal, Water Rail, Snipe, Grey Wagtail (JAH)
  • 27th - Croydon (Mapledale Ave): Red-legged Partridge (PP)
  • 27th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (1.15pm): 1f Sparrowhawk being escorted medium high E by a single crow (GH)
  • 27th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 2 Teal, 22 Shoveler, 9 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 5 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 12 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, Jackdaw, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch, 4 Siskin. (JAH)
  • 26th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, Teal, 22 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 4 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 26th - Riddlesdown: 07:30-08:50: 60+ Fieldfare SW, 30+ flighty Lesser Redpoll, Siskin and steady trickle of Chaffinches over, 7 Redwing, Red Kite, Kestrel, Peregrine. (JB)
  • 25th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 7 Egyptian Goose, 22 Shoveler, 13 Cormorant, 5 Water Rail (two seen around edge of lake), Snipe, Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 4 Chiffchaff, Fieldfare, 89 Redwing, 2 Stonechat in Moat Field, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting. (JAH)
  • 24th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (5.30pm): single group of c20 very rowdy Ring-necked Parakeets circling the Gdns for 10mins (GH)
  • 24th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, Teal, 18 Shoveler, 9 Cormorant, 5 Water Rail (three around lake, two in wetlands), 4 Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, Nuthatch (first since Jan 2017), Stonechat in screening station field, Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin. (JAH) 2 Stonechats in top of tree near wet meadow in the afternoon. (JB & warden)
  • 23rd - Sanderstead (Timberling Gardens): male Pheasant (Mike Earp)
  • 22nd - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, 9 Shoveler, 12 Cormorant, Sparrowhawk, 4 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, 15 Collared Dove, 2 Kestrel, 9 Jackdaw, Grey Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch. (JAH)
  • 21st - Hutchinsons Bank (work Day):3 Buzzards, Kestrel, Bullfinch (m). (John Parish)
  • 21st - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): 20 Woodpigeon south at 08:31, 3 Redwing. (JB)
  • 21st - Selsdon Estate: 06:55 - 08:10. 1 Brambling, 3 Siskin, 27 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, dozens of Woodpigeons (some migrating, some feeding on fairways), 20+ Chaffinch, 14 Blackbird, 6 Jay, 5 Pheasant. (JB)
  • 21st - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (10am): alarm-calling m Kestrel being mobbed incessantly by 4 crows, then S; Chiffchaff calling briefly in tree on rlwy land; f Sparrowhawk mobbed by crow overhead (4.45pm) (GH)
  • 21st - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, 12 Shoveler, 14 Cormorant, Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail, Common Gull, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 20th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:00) 1 Mute Swan, 30 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 28 Mallard, 32 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 22 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 3 Jackdaw, 5 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch, 5 Siskin (JW)
  • 20th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, Teal, 8 Shoveler, 5 Cormorant, Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, 14 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 5 Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 37 Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, 2 Siskin. (JAH)
  • 20th - Croham Hurst: 07:40-09:00. Migration watch - 2 Siskin, 1 Skylark, 70 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 5 Blackbird (plus locals), 1 Mistle Thrush, several Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 73 Woodpigeons, 366 Feral Pigeons. Also 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine of interest. (JB)
  • 20th - Chepstow Rise (Park Hill): (08:45) 7 Redwing over, heading ENE (John Parish)
  • 20th - Sanderstead: Call heard over house while I as listening for owls at 00:30. Not claiming it, but if I was in Norfolk I would have sworn it was a Snow Bunting!!! Siskin over Arkwright Road at 07:35 and 13 Redwing south at 07:37. (JB)
  • 19th - Addington Hills: (09:00 - 13:30) 25 Robin, 2 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Nuthatch, 12+ Jays, 2 Siskin. (John Parish)
  • 19th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 28 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose + 3 over, 26 Mallard, 30 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 20 Moorhen, 34 Coot, 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Fieldfare over S/SW, 3 Redwing, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 4 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin (JW)
  • 19th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 11 Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, male Wigeon (first since Oct.'16), 9 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, Little Grebe, 4 Water Rail, 2 Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 5 Jackdaw, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 19th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Siskin over calling at 10:50. (JB)
  • 19th - Riddlesdown: 08:05-09:20. Siskin over, c30 Woodpigeons flew S/SW plus many on the ground, 10 Skylark, 14 Meadow Pipit. 10 Redwing, 4 Blackbirds and a Song Thrush may have been fresh in. Kestrel mobbed by a Magpie and a Goldfinch. (JB)
  • 19th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (00:05): several different groups of Redwings calling high overhead (GH)
  • 18th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45, 09:00) 1 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, 24 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw + 12 over S/SW, 5 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 18th - South Norwood Country Park: Species seen today but not yesterday: Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 17th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): 2 Swallows west over garden at 11:20. (JB)
  • 17th - Central Croydon: 2 Jays shouting at a female Sparrowhawk on ground with prey until she flew off with it. (JB)
  • 17th - Waddon Ponds: 2 adult and 3 juv Mute Swans, 5 Canada Geese including ringed bird, 1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe, 52 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Grey Wagtail. (JB)
  • 17th - Wandle Park: 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, 25_ Goldfinches. (JB)
  • 17th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 7 Shoveler, 4 Cormorant, Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, Tawny Owl flying and calling toward cemetery 6.30am, 3 Kestrel, 2 Jackdaw, 2 Coal Tit, Chiffchaff, 11 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 3 Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch (F), Siskin over. (JAH)
  • 17th - Chepstow Rise (Park Hill): (09:00) Male Blackcap in garden. Our first October garden record since 2000. (John Parish)
  • 16th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (7.30pm): several Redwings calling overhead (GH)
  • 16th - Sanderstead station: Skylark and Chaffinch heard flying over at 09:45. Also Sparrowhawk. (JB)
  • 16th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 10 Greylag Goose, 5 Shoveler, 9 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Water Rail in wetlands, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 15th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Firecrest calling (and singing briefly) in a private garden. (JB)
  • 15th - South Norwood Country Park: Water Rail, 8 Chiffchaff. (JAH)
  • 14th - South Norwood Country Park: Selection of slightly less mundane species in WeBS count. 2 Mute Swan, 14 Greylag Goose, 2 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe + 3 Grey Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 13th - Norbury (Pollards Hill South): Many Chaffinches over in 30 mins, also 2 Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 8 Magpie, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 3 Goldcrest. (MJN)
  • 13th - South Norwood Country Park: Teal, Kingfisher, Peregrine. (JAH/PP)
  • 12th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 20 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 25 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 15 Black-headed Gull, 2 imm Herring Gull, 6 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 4 House Sparrow, c30 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 11th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 23 Greylag Goose, 6 Shoveler, 12 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kestrel, Coal Tit, 2 Skylark - first of the year (Rob got four), 8 Chiffchaff, 62 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail. (JAH)
  • 10th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, Pheasant (calling from railway line), 1ad Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Kestrel, 26 Moorhen, 32 Coot, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Jay, 2 Jackdaw, 4 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 10th - South Norwood Country Park: 2 Mute Swan, 18 Greylag Goose, Teal, 6 Shoveler, 10 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe (ad. + juv.), Water Rail, Stock Dove, 9 Collared Dove, Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 29 Jackdaw over, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, Siskin. (JAH)
  • 9th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): around 6pm - squadrons of parakeets heading NW over house presumably heading to roost at Mitcham Common. 2nd day I have seen this. (JB) Flocks head over Timberling Gardens every morning and evening from/to roost (Mike Earp)
  • 9th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:00) 1 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 28 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck, 1ad Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2imm Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw (over), 5 House Sparrow, 20+ Goldfinch (JW)
  • 9th - South Norwood Country Park: A flock of 15 Egyptian Goose over, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 9 Chiffchaff, 16 Redwing. (JAH)
  • 9th - South Croydon: Sparrowhawk over Arkwright Road mobbed by parakeets and crows at 08:44. (JB)
  • 9th - Croham Hurst: 07:24-08:40. Vismigging began with a Buzzard mobbed by Crows at 07:24 then heading SE. In an hour at the viewpoint 37 Redwing flew south west and 28 between SE & S, 3 Siskins, 1 Fieldfare SE, 1 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Chaffinch. 430 Feral Pigeons SE and 15 NW! (JB)
  • 8th - Lloyd Park: 30+ Redwing (PP)
  • 8th - South Norwood Country Park: 84 Redwing (JAH)
  • 8th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): 11 Redwings SW over house at 09:50. (JB)
  • 7th - South Norwood (Pittville Gdns) (8pm): 1 Redwing heard calling low overhead during my weekly BTO Calling Tawny Owl survey (GH)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: Stonechat in cemetery field. (JAH)
  • 7th - South Norwood Country Park: Kingfisher, Grey wagtail Observer name please. Admin
  • 6th - Sanderstead (Briton Hill Road): Chiffchaff calling in garden in the fog. (JB)
  • 5th - South Norwood Country Park: Male Tawny Owl perched near Elmers End entrance at 6.15am. (JAH)
  • 4th - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 1f Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck, 1ad Great Crested Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 22 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove 4 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 2 Jackdaw (over), 6 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 3rd - Waddon Ponds: Pheasant. (Andrew Moncrieff by email).
  • 3rd - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 24 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard, 19 Tufted Duck, 1ad Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Moorhen, 27 Coot, 6 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 9 House Sparrow, c20 Goldfinch (JW)
  • 2nd - Hutchinsons Bank: (14.15) 1 Red Kite, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrels. (John Parish)
  • 2nd - Duppas Hill Park: Little Owl heard c23:00. (JB)
  • 2nd - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:00) 1 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 24 Mallard. 25 Tufted duck, 1ad Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1f Sparrowhawk, 15 Moorhen, 25 Coot, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1f Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 150+ Carrion Crow (on playing fields), 5 House Sparrow (JW)
  • 1st - South Norwood Lake: (07:45:09:15) 1 Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose, 18 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 1ad/1juv Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 18 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Collared Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 5 House Sparrow, 20+ Goldfinch (JW)
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