January 02, 2009

January 2nd 2009

Fairlop Waters:
  • Male Goldeneye still present on the main lake, near the club.
  • 30 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 21 Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck, 4 Greylag Geese, 50 Canada Geese,
  • 2 Little Grebe on the main lake, and a Great Crested Grebe on the fishing lake.
  • 20 Cormorant, 50 Common Gulls, 10 Herring Gulls, 100s of Black Headed Gulls
  • Male Stonechat, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2x Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker.
  • At least 3 Skylark on the field behind the fishing lake.
  • On the field to the east of Hainault Road there were about 100 Golden Plover and over 500 Lapwing, with a further 45 Lapwing on the main lake.
  • 30+ Fieldfare, and smaller numbers of Redwing feeding around the reserve.
  • An abundance of Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Wren, Dunnock and Goldcrest.
  • 2 Kestrels hunting (unsuccessfully as far as I could see)
Bush Wood, Wanstead:
  • Tawny Owl in Bush Wood (evening) (JL)

1 comment:

birdwatcha said...

As the small private lake and the majority of the lagoon and the fishing lake were frozen... The ducks were not all in their 'usual' places...

Some of the Gadwall, that are usually all on the fishing lake, had moved onto the main lake; Some of the Teal, that are normally on the private pond or the lagoon, were on the fishing lake... standing on the ice... and there were also quite a few Teal on the quarry pond on Hainault Road. The Little Grebes that are normally on the private pond on the farm had moved onto the main lake.