June 08, 2009

June 8th 2009

Fairlop Gravel Works:
  • breif visit to the south site,
  • 2 Grey Herons flushed from near the entrance.
  • non breeding pair of Mute Swans
  • 3 families of Canada Geese, (2 with 4 goslings, several weeks old, and a third family with 3 newly hatched goslings)
  • Mallards, Coots (1 still on nest), Moorhens, Tufted Ducks, pair of Shelduck, pair of Shoveler
  • 5 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover
  • Green Woodpecker flying over the site
  • male Chaffinch collecting food
  • 2 singing Blackcap near the main entrance
  • pair of Whitethroat at the far side, and a singing Sedge Warbler
  • 50+ Lesser Black Backed Gulls (mostly juvenile)
  • Also: Carrion Crow, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Swifts, Starling.
  • 2 Adult Brown Hare with 1 nearly fully grown leveret (possible 3rd adult too later on, that could have been one of the original 2)

Barking: (just outside the borough)

  • Sand Martin at their colony, near A406/River Roding
  • pair of Pied Wagtail with a fledged young.

Claybury Park:

  • ReedWarbler singing near the eastern Ravensbourne Road entrance in the reeds. (Jan Martin-Ellis)

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