March 16, 2009

March 16th 2009

Fairlop Waters:
  • first Chiffchaff, singing by the lagoon!
  • pair of Great Crested Grebes on the main lake.
  • Also, a pair of Mute Swan, a few pairs of Canada Geese and Greylag Geese, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen and Coot
  • 40-50 Tufted Duck on the fishing lake.
  • 5 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit and a pair of Pied Wagtail
  • 2 Green Woodpecker and a Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • female Kestrel hunting over Fairlop Plain
  • 3 male and a female Reed Bunting
  • 12 Linnet near the stables, also 8-10 Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit and Blue Tits.
  • Blackbirds Robins and Wrens anda Dunnock.
  • Only a few Gulls (Black Headed Gulls and Common Gulls)
  • 1 Little Grebe on the lagoon, and a few Teal.
  • A few Gadwall on the fishing lake
  • Grey Heron on Fairlop Plain


  • 3 Coal Tit in a private garden near Bush Wood, then flew off in the direction of Bush Wood (Tim Harris)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 6.30-8am
  • 30 Skylark, 4 Reed Bunting and about 15 Meadow Pipit (JL)

City of London Cemetery: (just outside the borough)

  • number of Goldcrests (Paul Ferris)
  • Stock Dove in the Birches (PF)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming (PF)

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