Dulwich Park: bird of the week goes to Shoveler with a pair on the lake (9th) and one on Belair Park lake (7th). Also 4 Lesser Redpoll calling over and alighting briefly on birches (11th). Plus Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest.
New Cross Gate: 1 Redwing SW over station (9th)
Peckham Rye Common: 1 Fieldfare (6th) and 1 Common Gull, c50 Starling.
Sydenham Hill Wood: Coal tit 7+, Goldcrest c18, Magpie 7, Jay 6, Carrion Crow 3, Green Woodpecker 2, GSW 4, Long-tailed tit c27, Great tit 12+, Blue tit 11+, Sparrowhawk 2/3, Nuthatch 5, Robin, Wren, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked parakeet, Dunnock (all 8th)
Telegraph Hill Park lower: 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush (5th)
There was a Chiffchaff singing at Camley Street Natural Park (Kings Cross) early on Friday morning - not something you often hear in November in the middle of London. Any thoughts why this might be?! Several Fieldfare were near New Addington (Croydon) on 6th with 2 Kestrels and a Common Buzzard. There were two more Common Buzzards over Saltbox Hill (Biggin Hill Airfield) on the 8th.
|Probable juvenile Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) with heavy moult on primaries? Hutchinson's Bank nr New Addington, 6/11/12. Photo (PB)|
Sightings by Dave, Martin, Daniel, Lisa, Pete. Thanks all!