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                                                            Ring-necked Parakeet  Fraser Simpson

 


Cycling & Birding in London
I used cycle a minimum of 100 miles per week (before detours) to work from zone 4 in north London to zone 1 in the centre.  In late January 2011 I decided to start a list of all species seen. My usual route took me through busy urban streets with the occasional diversions through parks and past reservoirs. In July 2015 I moved out to Purfleet in Essex, now cycling along the Thames estuary at RSPB Rainham Marshes each day to Rainham village where I catch the train in to east London, followed by a further cycle into the centre. Highlights have included Waxwing, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Avocet, Yellow-browed Warbler, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Quail, Black-winged Stilt, Marsh Warbler, Spotted Crake and Richard's Pipit.

The List  |  2022

No

Species

Date

Route

Location

Notes

157

Black Redstart

09/05/22

usual

Holburn

Heard singing

156

Iberian Chiffchaff

05/05/22

detour

Regent's Park

Singing in Cricket Pen

155

Dark-bellied Brent Goose

07/01/22

usual

Rainham Marshes

1 on Wennington Marsh

154

Barnacle Goose

07/01/22

usual

Rainham Marshes

5 on Wennington Marsh

153

Long-eared Owl

17/11/21

usual

Rainham Marshes

  

152

Dartford Warbler

25/10/21

usual

Rainham Marshes

 River wall, visitor centre

151

White Stork

30/06/21

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Over landill/tip

150

Woodcock

30/11/20

usual

Rainham Marshes

 2 flushed from path after 21:00

149

Richard's Pipit

10/11/20

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Calling, landed in RSPB reserve

148

Siberian Chiffchaff

05/12/19

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Coldharbour Lane

147

Goshawk

14/11/19

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Male, Wennington Marshes

 

 

 

 

 

 Again Coldharbour Lane 05/12/19

146

Water Pipit

09/11/18

usual

Rainham Marshes

 From Aveley Bay to marshes

144

Red Kite

08/03/18

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Cyclepath at Wennington Marshes

144

Spotted Crake

27/09/17

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

  

143

Common Scoter

06/07/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Female on River Thames

142

Marsh Warbler

02/06/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

  

141

Black-winged Stilt

10/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Pair on Target Pools

 

 

 

 

 

 Another on 20/04/21

140

Quail

08/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Singing from former landfill

139

Grey Plover

05/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 River Darent mouth

138

Bar-tailed Godwit

05/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 River Darent mouth

137

Tree Sparrow

03/11/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Coldharbour Lane

136

Brambling

26/10/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Rainham North

135

Cattle Egret

24/10/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Wennington Marsh

134

Spoonbill

27/09/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Pools

133

Spotted Flycatcher

22/08/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Serin Mound

132

Glossy Ibis

11/08/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Purfleet Scrape

131

Ring Ouzel

25/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Coldharbour Lane

130

Arctic Tern

25/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Bay

129

Great Egret

20/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Pools

128

Cuckoo

19/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Bay

127

Merlin

08/03/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Wennington Marsh

126

Yellowhammer

02/02/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Landfill at stone barges

125

Raven

05/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

124

Dunlin

05/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

123

Curlew

05/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

122

Pheasant

04/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

121

Short-eared Owl

04/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

120

Rock Pipit

04/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

119

Whinchat

17/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

118

Marsh Harrier

10/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

117

Greenshank

06/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

116

Stonechat

04/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

115

Grasshopper Warbler

22/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Rainham West

114

Whimbrel

20/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

113

Barn Owl

15/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

112

Corn Bunting

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

111

Linnet

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

110

Cetti's Warbler

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

109

Black-tailed Godwit

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

108

Redshank

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

107

Little Egret

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

106

Oystercatcher

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

105

Yellow-browed Warbler

27/10/14

detour

Regent's Park

 

104

Bearded Tit

25/02/13

detour

Hyde Park

 

103

Bittern

16/02/12

detour

Hampstead Heath

 

102

Treecreeper

16/02/12

detour

Hampstead Heath

 

101

Smew

10/02/12

detour

Regent's Park

 

100

Siskin

10/02/12

detour

Regent's Park

 

99

Skylark

06/02/12

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

98

Pintail

01/12/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

97

Mediterranean Gull

24/11/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

96

Jack Snipe

24/11/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

95

Yellow-legged Gull

17/11/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

94

Wigeon

19/09/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

93

Common Buzzard

12/05/11

usual

Child's Hill

 

92

Hobby

12/05/11

usual

Child's Hill

 

91

Ringed Plover

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

90

Common Sandpiper

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

89

Lesser Whitethroat

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

88

Swallow

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

87

House Martin

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

86

Swift

20/04/11

usual

Prince Albert Road

 

85

Willow Warbler

20/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

84

Whitethroat

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

83

Reed Warbler

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

82

Garden Warbler

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

81

Common Tern

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

80

Sedge Warbler

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

79

Shelduck

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

78

Little Ringed Plover

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

77

Lapwing

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

76

Collared Dove

02/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

75

Sand Martin

02/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

74

Kingfisher

01/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

73

Green Sandpiper

01/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

72

Great Black-backed Gull

01/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

71

Avocet

30/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

70

Meadow Pipit

28/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

69

Bullfinch

28/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

68

Blackcap

28/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

67

Tawny Owl

23/03/11

usual

Hendon

 

66

Peregrine

21/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

65

Ruddy Duck

21/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

64

Lesser Redpoll

21/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

63

Little Owl

19/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

62

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

17/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

61

Fieldfare

17/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

60

House Sparrow

17/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

59

Sparrowhawk

16/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

58

Coal Tit

15/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

57

Greenfinch

15/03/11

usual

Hendon

 

56

Chiffchaff

14/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

Singing - first heard this year

55

Reed Bunting

14/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

54

Snipe

14/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

53

Jackdaw

08/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

52

Redwing

24/02/11

usual

Lord's Cricket Ground

Nocturnal migrant

51

Lesser Black-backed Gull

09/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

50

Stock Dove

09/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

49

Pied Wagtail

08/02/11

usual

Hendon

 

48

Jay

04/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

47

Teal

04/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

46

Great Crested Grebe

03/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

45

Mandarin Duck

03/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

44

Red-crested Pochard

03/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

43

Grey Wagtail

02/02/11

usual

Hendon

 

42

Gadwall

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

41

Cormorant

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

40

Common Gull

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

39

Great Spotted Woodpecker

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

38

Egyptian Goose

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

37

Mute Swan

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

36

Grey Heron

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

35

Mistle Thrush

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

34

Greylag Goose

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

33

Canada Goose

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

32

Shoveler

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

31

Pochard

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

30

Tufted Duck

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

29

Moorhen

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

28

Little Grebe

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

27

Water Rail

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

26

Firecrest

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

Pair in Leaf Yard Wood

25

Green Woodpecker

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

24

Wren

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

23

Ring-necked Parakeet

01/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

22

Herring Gull

01/02/11

usual

Regent's Canal

Over zoo

21

Song Thrush

01/02/11

usual

Regent's Canal

Singing, next to the zoo

20

Great Tit

01/02/11

usual

Golders Green

 

19

Robin

01/02/11

usual

Hendon

Singing

18

Goldfinch

01/02/11

usual

Hendon

Singing

17

Chaffinch

01/02/11

usual

Hendon

First sub-song of the year heard

16

Coot

31/01/11

usual

Regent's Canal

 

15

Waxwing

31/01/11

usual

West Hampstead

21 on 31-Jan, c100 on 1-Feb

14

Kestrel

28/01/11

usual

Prince Albert Road

 

13

Mallard

27/01/11

usual

Golders Green

 

12

Blue Tit

27/01/11

usual

Golders Green

 

11

Blackbird

27/01/11

usual

Golders Green

 

10

Long-tailed Tit

27/01/11

usual

Golders Green

 

9

Feral Pigeon

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

8

Black-headed Gull

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

7

Carrion Crow

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

6

Starling

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

5

Magpie

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

4

Wood Pigeon

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

3

Goldcrest

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

2

Dunnock

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

1

Nuthatch

27/01/11

usual

Hendon

 

 

 

 

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