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Birds heard in 2024
A new type of list documenting the first songs and calls heard this year.

 

No

Species

Date

Location

Notes

67

Avocet

03/03/24

Rainham Marshes

Alarm calling Aveley Bay

28

Cetti's Warbler

26/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Nocturnal singing male 20:31

66

Raven

22/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Pair calling in flight

65

Kingfisher

22/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Heard calling near MDZ zone

64

Blackcap

22/02/24

Rainham Marshes

One calling near visitor centre

63

Corn Bunting

20/02/24

Rainham Marshes

First singing bird of the year on the landfill

62

Little Grebe

16/02/24

Rainham Marshes

First trilling bird of the year

61

Common Gull

14/02/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling over River Thames

60

Reed Bunting

12/02/24

Rainham Marshes

First singing male of the year

2

Blackbird

10/02/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Several singing at dusk, 17:00

59

Lesser Black-backed Gull

09/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Pair calling over the landfill

58

Dunlin

07/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Heard calling Aveley Bay 20:03

57

Lapwing

07/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Heard calling Wennington Marshes 20:00

2

Blackbird

07/02/24

UCL, London

Singing from, quad at 18:10

56

Mallard

07/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Paired birds calling

55

Coot

06/02/24

Rainham Marshes

Nocturnal flight calls heard

54

Gadwall

03/02/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling birds flying upriver

53

Coal Tit

01/02/24

Russell Sqaure, London

Singing

52

Common Sandpiper

28/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calls

51

Oystercatcher

27/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calls - first returning bird

50

Redwing

18/01/24

Rainham Marshes, Essex

Calls

49

Crested Tit

16/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls

48

Siskin

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls

47

Greenfinch

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls

46

Willow Tit

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls

15

Magpie

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls

13

Blue Tit

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls

45

Bullfinch

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Quiet calls from feeding birds

44

Great Spotted Woodpecker

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls from bird feeding in spruce cones

43

Common Crossbill

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Flight calls from passing birds

42

Common Redpoll

12/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Quiet calls from feeding birds

41

Jackdaw

11/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls

14

Great Tit

11/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Singing male (temp -20°C)

40

Hooded Crow

11/01/24

Rovaniemi, Finland

Calls from c250 birds leaving roost

24

Dunnock

09/01/24

Stansted Airport

Singing from scrub outside terminal

39

Water Pipit

07/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calls from shore

38

Ring-necked Parakeet

04/01/24

Russell Square, London

Calls from several birds

2

Great Tit

04/01/24

Limehouse, London

Singing. Another singing Russell Square.

37

Water Rail

04/01/24

Rainham Marshes

Calling 'Rainham West'

8

Starling

04/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Mimicking GS Woodpecker call

2

Blackbird

03/01/24

Bedford Square, London

Singing

36

Grey Wagtail

03/01/24

University of London

Calling in flight overhead

35

Linnet

03/01/24

Rainham Marshes

Flight calls from small group

28

Cetti's Warbler

03/01/24

Rainham Marshes

12 singing mm on cycle to work

34

Chaffinch

03/01/24

Rainham Marshes

Small flock calling from hedgerow

33

Moorhen

03/01/24

Rainham Marshes

Calling from marsh

32

Skylark

03/01/24

Rainham Marshes

Two singing male displaying over landfill

31

Reed Bunting

03/01/24

Rainham Marshes

Calling from marsh

8

Starling

03/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Singing from roof of Heritage Centre

30

Chiffchaff

02/01/24

Rainham Station

Calling from railway scrub

29

Meadow Pipit

02/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling in flight

28

Cetti's Warbler

02/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Three singing in rain, on cycle to work

27

Herring Gull

02/01/24

Rainham landfill

Calling from the refuse tip

26

Fieldfare

02/01/24

Rainham Marshes

Chattering contact calls from flock

25

Pied Wagtail

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Flight calls from birds passing along River Thames

24

Dunnock

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling from garden hedge

23

Wigeon

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling throughout the day on River Thames

22

Teal

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling throughout the day on River Thames

21

Great Black-backed Gull

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Deep, hoarse calls from River Thames

20

Redshank

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling in flight from River Thames

19

Grey Plover

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling from muddy shore, River Thames

18

Curlew

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling in flight from River Thames

17

Goldcrest

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Contact/feeding calls from Yew in Churchyard

16

Long-tailed Tit

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Contact calls from two foraging flocks

2

Blackbird

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Alarm call heard

15

Magpie

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calls from several birds

14

Great Tit

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Contact calls from tit flock

13

Blue Tit

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Contact calls from tit flock

12

Goldfinch

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Two calling in flight

11

Song Thrush

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Several singing at dawn

10

Canada Goose

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Heard calling from Rainham Marshes

9

Greylag Goose

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Heard calling from Rainham Marshes

8

Starling

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Calling birds

7

Wood Pigeon

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Two singing on dawn walk

6

Carrion Crow

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Several calling on dawn walk

5

House Sparrow

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Flock of 20 calling from Privet hedge at dawn

4

Collared Dove

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Six singing on dawn walk

3

Wren

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Four singing on dawn walk

1

Robin

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Alarm calls heard at dawn

2

Blackbird

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Singing at 03:08

1

Robin

01/01/24

Purfleet-on-Thames

Singing at 02:19

 

 

 

 Sound recording on Båtsfjordfjellet, Finland © Fraser Simpson


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