I just thought I would start the patch section off by telling you a bit about my local patch, Nonsuch Park
I have been going there for quite a while now and it has turned up a couple of good birds, well, for the area at least.
It is mainly scrub and feilds, with a maintained garden and a couple of small ponds. There is also some woodland and playing fields.
The no dogs areas seem to turn up the best birds (no surprises there). With the best two of the three best birds turning up there: Lesser-spotted Woodpecker and Northern Wheatear.
The most enjoyable birds ever seen there were the juvenile Hobby which was present from the 9th September to the 23rd. It showed very well in a confier for 40 minutes when we first found it! The other was the female Lesser-spotted Woodpecker which I found in the first no dogs area and it showed well for about 5 minutes before flying off.
The Nonsuch list stands at 52, which is descent considering it is a busy public park.
If your interested you can see http://nonsuchbirder.blogspot.com for photos and reports, I am just posting a showcase of Nonsuch part right now.
The official list is on http://birdsofnonsuch.blogspot.com