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                                                            Ring-necked Parakeet  Fraser Simpson

2023


Cycling & Birding in London
My usual route to work takes me from Purfleet-on-Thames in Essex, 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 with occasional diversions through parks and past reservoirs (100 miles/week before detours). Previous highlights on the cycle to work have included Waxwing, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Quail, Black-winged Stilt, Spotted Crake, Richard's Pipit, Iberian Chiffchaff and Wryneck.

2023 |  2022 |  > Cycle to Work Bird List 2011-2022

No

Species

Date

Route

Location

Notes

125

Green Sandpiper

06/10/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Wennington Marshes

124

Cattle Egret

14/09/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Purfeet scrape

123

Ringed Plover

12/09/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

122

Sanderling

12/09/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

121

Yellow Wagtail

11/09/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Wennington Marshes

120

Whinchat

08/09/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Coldharbour Lane

119

Kingfisher

30/08/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Rainham West

118

Great Egret

29/08/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Purfleet scrape

117

Spoonbill

03/07/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Purfleet scrape

116

Red Kite

23/06/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

landfill

115

Short-eared Owl

26/05/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Purfleet scrape

114

Greenshank

05/05/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

One on Target Pools

113

Black-winged Stilt

05/05/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

One on Target Pools - thanks AS!

112

Hobby

04/05/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

111

Cuckoo

28/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 Singing male, Rainham West

110

Swift

28/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

109

Grasshopper Warbler

22/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Singing male

108

Lesser Whitethroat

20/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Singing male

107

Corn Bunting

20/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Singing male

106

Arctic Tern

20/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Two over River Thames

105

Whimbrel

19/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

104

Bar-tailed Godwit

19/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

103

Common Tern

18/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Over River Thames

102

Reed Warbler

18/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Singing male

101

Whitethroat

18/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Singing male

100

Mediterranean Gull

04/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Over River Thames

99

Sedge Warbler

04/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Singing male

98

Swallow

04/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

  

97

Sand Martin

04/04/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

  

96

Blackcap

04/04/23

usual

Purfleet

Singing male

95

Black Redstart

29/03/23

usual

Whitechapel

Singing male

94

Barn Owl

28/03/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Hunting at 21:25

93

Wheatear

27/03/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Male, Aveley Bay

92

Willow Warbler

24/03/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Singing male

91

Oystercatcher

24/03/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

90

Kestrel

23/02/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Hovering, Coldharbour Lane

89

Common Sandpiper

14/02/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

3 at Thames-Mardyke confluence

88

Greenfinch

13/02/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Male calling over Rainham Station

87

Merlin

09/02/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

F flew low over river wall

86

Meadow Pipit

27/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Seen daily: forgotten to add 05/01

85

Green Woodpecker

27/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Flew over MDZ 'Giant Anthill'

84

Hen Harrier

26/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Ringtail, west upriver

83

Bearded Reedling

23/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

4 in Phragmites, Rainham West

82

Sparrowhawk

20/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

81

Ruff

20/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

80

Curlew

20/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

River Darent mouth

79

Little Egret

17/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Mardyke mouth

78

Raven

17/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

pair over, croaking

77

Mandarin Duck

13/01/23

detour

Regent's Park

  

76

Red-crested Pochard

13/01/23

detour

Regent's Park

  

75

Coal Tit

13/01/23

detour

Regent's Park

  

74

Great Crested Grebe

13/01/23

detour

Regent's Park

  

73

Lesser Redpoll

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

2 in willow, Rainham West

72

Siskin

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

71

Chiffchaff

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

70

Stock Dove

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

69

Jay

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

68

Water Rail

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

67

Great Spotted Woodpecker

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

66

Egyptian Goose

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

65

Mute Swan

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

64

Little Grebe

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

63

Pochard

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

62

Redwing

06/01/23

detour

Ingrebourne Valley

 

61

Pheasant

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

60

Buzzard

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

59

Jackdaw

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

58

Chaffinch

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

57

Snipe

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

56

Marsh Harrier

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

55

Tufted Duck

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

54

Gadwall

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

53

Grey Heron

06/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

52

Goldcrest

05/01/23

usual

Bloomsbury

Calling in Ridgmount Gardens

51

Great Tit

05/01/23

usual

Bloomsbury

Singing in Russell Square

50

Ring-necked Parakeet

05/01/23

usual

Bloomsbury

Calling in Russell Square

49

Grey Wagtail

05/01/23

usual

Holburn

One over, calling

48

Feral Pigeon

05/01/23

usual

Limehouse

Nesting at rail station

47

Blue Tit

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

46

Wren

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

45

Rook

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

44

Stonechat

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

43

Shelduck

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Wennington Marshes

42

Lapwing

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

41

Skylark

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

40

Rock Pipit

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

On River Thames foreshore

39

Goldfinch

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

38

Fieldfare

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

37

Lesser Black-backed Gull

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

36

Herring Gull

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

35

Yellow-legged Gull

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

34

Pied Wagtail

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

33

Carrion Crow

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

32

Common Gull

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

31

Great Black-backed Gull

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

30

Black-headed Gull

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

29

Cormorant

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

28

Cetti's Warbler

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Several singing

27

Black-tailed Godwit

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Aveley Bay

26

Grey Plover

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Aveley Bay

25

Dunlin

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Aveley Bay

24

Redshank

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Aveley Bay

23

Avocet

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

Aveley Bay

22

Water Pipit

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

On River Thames foreshore

21

Linnet

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

20

Long-tailed Tit

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

19

Dunnock

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

18

Reed Bunting

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

17

Greylag Goose

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

16

Canada Goose

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

15

Moorhen

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

14

Coot

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

13

Pintail

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

On Purfleet Scrape

12

Shoveler

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

On Purfleet Scrape

11

Mallard

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

10

Teal

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

9

Wigeon

05/01/23

usual

Rainham Marshes

 

8

Wood Pigeon

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

 

7

Starling

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

 

6

Magpie

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

 

5

House Sparrow

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

 

4

Collared Dove

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

 

3

Blackbird

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

Singing before dawn

2

Song Thrush

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

Singing before dawn

1

Robin

05/01/23

usual

Purfleet-on-Thames

Singing before dawn

 

 Birding by Bike to Work, Jan 2023

 

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