January 27, 2010

January 27th 2010

Fairlop Waters CP:
  • U3A Birders trip to Fairlop Waters:
  • Great Crested Grebe 2, Little Grebe 4+
  • Cormorant 1,
  • Mute Swan pair 2+ the parents have split from the cygnets
  • Canada Geese, Greylag Geese 8,
  • Wigeon (pair), Gadwall 9+, Mallard, Shoveler 2 male 1 female in flight, Tufted Duck,
  • Moorhen, Coot
  • few Lapwing
  • Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Feral Pigeons, Wood Pigeons, Collared Dove
  • Green Woodpecker 2 in flight
  • Wren, Dunock, Robin also 1 singing from the rafters in the farm shop, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Mistle Thursh, Redwing,
  • Blue Tit, Great Tit
  • Magpie, Carrion Crow collecting nesting material
  • Greenfinch 2 male
Ilford, A406:
  • female Sparrowhawk flew low over the A406 near Ilford Golf Course
  • also a Cormorant
Ilford, Tavistock Gardens:
  • male Blackcap (PVaughn)
Roding Valley Park:
  • 2 Mute Swans by Charlie Browns Roundabout

South Woodford:

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker returned to the garden after a month
  • Cormorant (over)
  • Sparrowhawk showing interest in a House Sparrow flock, then a few mins later, reappeared higher being mobbed by a Carrion Crow (PGordon)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 4 Greylag Geese nyammin with the Canada Geese on the sports field near Alexandra Lake (DEH)
  • Meadow Pipit,
  • 2 Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker,
  • Fieldfare,
  • Pochard, Shoveler,
  • 4 Ring Necked Parakeet (Nick Croft)

Wanstead Park:

  • female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker showing well in the Dell, beofre flying off north
  • 5 Siskin (birdguides)

Whipps Cross: (just outside the borough)

  • male Stonechat (SFisher)
Manor Park, Roding Valley Way: (just outside the borough)
  • Robin,
  • Long-Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Wood Pigeon, Song Thrush, Greenfinch, Dunnock,
  • Black-Headed Gull, Herring Gull,
  • Jay, Magpie, Heron, Green Woodpecker, Moorhen, Mallard, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Chaffinch (Nick Croft)
Epping Forest, Connaught Water: (just outside the borough)
  • m Smew (ELBF)

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