March 10, 2010

March 10th 2010

weather: 6C, showers

Valentines Park
  • 3 Great Crested Grebes
  • Cormorant
  • 13 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck
  • Green Woodpecker
  • 4 Stock Dove
  • Long Tailed Tit
  • Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Wren (Barbara J)
  • 150 Black Headed Gulls, Common Gulls
  • 8 Mute Swans still (pair + 4 last years juveniles on the boating lake, another adult pair on the Ornamental Lake)
  • Cormorant
  • 9 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush (2 on cricket pitch, 1 singing from tree top)
  • Also: Canada Geese, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Feral Pigeons, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Carropn Crows, 15 Blackbird, 70 Starling, 6 House Sparrows, 12 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 6 Robin (U3A Birding Group via M Sevoir)
  • Pied Wagtail by the mansion kitchen (TLachhar)

Wanstead Park:

  • 8 Gadwall on Shoulder of Mutton Pond (KHartnett)

Wanstead Flats:
  • c80 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare near Alexandra Lake, south of Petrol Station (Paul Ferris)

Woodford Bridge. Vicarage Road:

  • Grey Heron on a neighbour's roof (excellent views from my second floor flat), braving the mobbing by a group of corvids, and dropping down into the garden (in which presumably there is a pond and fish!) (AHobson)

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