After dropping the kids off at nursery I did a quick tour of Bush Wood before heading to work. I expected to find Long-tailed Tit and Goldcrest and duly did, but did not expect cracking views of the male Sparrowhawk perched out on an open branch in the sun. He must have been quite aware of my presence, but didn't move. Perhaps he is trying to tell me something? I'll take the bus home tonight. Also saw the female circling.
It is January the 6th and it is my second day at work, so today I once again birded the avian desert that is Canary Wharf. Moved the total up to 13 with a Herring Gull on the DLR supports before I had even take 2 strides out of the station, and then to a stunning 17 with an afternoon walk that netted GBB Gull at Billingsgate, a Moorhen and GC Grebe in Blackwall Basin, and a fly-over Woodpigeon. This puts me 27th (out of 30) in the 2009 London League table. Kudos.