Wanstead Park lies at the southernmost end of Epping Forest its impressive landscape comprises of the River Roding, several areas of woodland varying in size and maturity, several lakes, ornamental ponds, open grass and scrubland. It also borders two Golf Courses. It is well worth a visit at any time of year. There is a wealth of information available in the links below.
Resident: Common Wildfowl, Sparrowhawk, Tawny Owl, all 3 Woodpeckers, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Common Woodland Birds. Large Jackdaw Colony, Skylark and Meadow Pipit possible from the nearby flats. Occasional Little Egret.
Winter: Pochard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, occasional rarer duck. Water Rail, Redwing, Fieldfare, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, possible Stonechat. Blackcap overwintering.
Passage: Terns, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, Flycatchers, Warblers.
Summer: Hobby, Hirundines, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler. Lesser Whitethroat possible.
Map of the area
Guide to Wanstead Park - by JLethbridge