April 25, 2009

April 25th 2009

Wanstead Flats:
  • 9 Swifts over Wanstead Flats (first of the year) (Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • 2 Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel
  • Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff
  • Little Ringed Plover (over) (SFisher)
  • 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (SFisher)


  • 2 Kestrels over Beale School (JMakengo)

Gants Hill:

  • 2 Adult Dunnock and a juvenile in a garden (AThomas)
  • 4 Swifts at 7pm (AT)
  • Grey Heron in the direction of Woodford Avenue.

Chigwell: (just outside the borough)

  • Chigwell Car Boot Sale (near David Lloyd)
  • Kestrel and Chiffchaff both very active
  • Jay
  • Grey Heron being mobben boy Carrion Crows

Hainault Forest:

  • 5 Sparrowhawks, including 1 pair defending their territory against another pair (Peter Gordon)
  • Cuckoo calling for over an hour near Hainault Golf Course
  • ** Wryneck ** feeding on the ground, near the 12th hole on the lower golf course.
  • Swift (over) (PGordon)

Fairlop Waters:

  • Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 50 yards into the scrub beyond the end of the Fishing Club car park (Neil Twyford/Alan Bell)
  • 20 Swifts (Alan Bell)

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