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                                                            Ring-necked Parakeet  Fraser Simpson

 


Cycling & Birding in London
I used to 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 and Marsh Warbler.

The List

No

Species

Date

Route

Location

Notes

144

Common Scoter

06/07/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Female on River Thames

143

Marsh Warbler

02/06/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 MDZ zone/river wall

142

Black-winged Stilt

10/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Target Pools (from Serin Mound)

141

Quail

08/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Singing from former landfill

140

Grey Plover

05/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 River Darent mouth

139

Bar-tailed Godwit

05/05/17

usual

Rainham Marshes

 River Darent mouth

138

Tree Sparrow

03/11/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Coldharbour Lane

137

Brambling

26/10/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Rainham North

136

Cattle Egret

24/10/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Wennington Marsh

135

Spoonbill

27/09/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Pools

134

Spotted Flycatcher

22/08/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Serin Mound

133

Glossy Ibis

11/08/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Purfleet Scrape

132

Ring Ouzel

25/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Coldharbour Lane

131

Arctic Tern

25/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Bay

130

Great Egret

20/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Pools

129

Cuckoo

19/04/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Aveley Bay

128

Merlin

08/03/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Wennington Marsh

127

Yellowhammer

02/02/16

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Landfill at stone barges

126

Raven

05/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

125

Dunlin

05/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

124

Curlew

05/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

123

Pheasant

04/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

122

Short-eared Owl

04/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

121

Rock Pipit

04/11/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

120

Whinchat

17/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

119

Marsh Harrier

10/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

118

Greenshank

06/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

117

Stonechat

04/08/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

116

Grasshopper Warbler

22/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Rainham West

115

Whimbrel

20/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

114

Barn Owl

15/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

113

Corn Bunting

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

112

Linnet

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

111

Cetti's Warbler

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

110

Black-tailed Godwit

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

109

Redshank

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

108

Little Egret

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

107

Oystercatcher

13/07/15

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

106

Yellow-browed Warbler

27/10/14

detour

Regent's Park

 

105

Bearded Tit

25/02/13

detour

Hyde Park

 

104

Bittern

16/02/12

detour

Hampstead Heath

 

103

Treecreeper

16/02/12

detour

Hampstead Heath

 

102

Smew

10/02/12

detour

Regent's Park

 

101

Siskin

10/02/12

detour

Regent's Park

 

100

Skylark

06/02/12

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

99

Pintail

01/12/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

98

Mediterranean Gull

24/11/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

97

Jack Snipe

24/11/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

96

Yellow-legged Gull

17/11/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

95

Wigeon

19/09/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

94

Common Buzzard

12/05/11

usual

Child's Hill

 

93

Hobby

12/05/11

usual

Child's Hill

 

92

Ringed Plover

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

91

Common Sandpiper

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

90

Lesser Whitethroat

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

89

Swallow

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

88

House Martin

03/05/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

87

Swift

20/04/11

usual

Prince Albert Road

 

86

Willow Warbler

20/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

85

Whitethroat

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

84

Reed Warbler

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

83

Garden Warbler

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

82

Common Tern

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

81

Sedge Warbler

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

80

Shelduck

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

79

Little Ringed Plover

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

78

Lapwing

18/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

77

Collared Dove

02/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

76

Sand Martin

02/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

75

Kingfisher

01/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

74

Green Sandpiper

01/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

73

Great Black-backed Gull

01/04/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

72

Avocet

30/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

71

Meadow Pipit

28/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

70

Bullfinch

28/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

69

Blackcap

28/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

68

Tawny Owl

23/03/11

usual

Hendon

 

67

Peregrine

21/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

66

Ruddy Duck

21/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

65

Lesser Redpoll

21/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

64

Little Owl

19/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

63

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

17/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

62

Fieldfare

17/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

61

House Sparrow

17/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

60

Sparrowhawk

16/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

59

Coal Tit

15/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

58

Greenfinch

15/03/11

usual

Hendon

 

57

Chiffchaff

14/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

Singing - first heard this year

56

Reed Bunting

14/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

55

Snipe

14/03/11

detour

Brent Reservoir

 

54

Jackdaw

08/03/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

53

Redwing

24/02/11

usual

Lord's Cricket Ground

Nocturnal migrant

52

Lesser Black-backed Gull

09/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

51

Stock Dove

09/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

50

Pied Wagtail

08/02/11

usual

Hendon

 

49

Jay

04/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

48

Teal

04/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

47

Great Crested Grebe

03/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

46

Mandarin Duck

03/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

45

Red-crested Pochard

03/02/11

detour

Regent's Park

 

44

Goldcrest

02/02/11

usual

Swiss Cottage

 

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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