March 02, 2010

March 2nd 2010

weather:up to 10C, glorious sunshine! slight wind
Ilford, garden:
  • male Blackcap singing
  • Chaffinch, Wren (Barbara J)

Ilford, River Roding:

  • By the A406 junction, there was a Little Grebe on the River.

Valentines Park:

  • 7am - 90+ redwings near the upper lake. I counted 50 on the ground and there were dozens in the trees all round - it was incredibly noisy, like being in a giant aviary. 10 minutes later they'd all gone.
  • Grey Heron, 4 Cormorants
  • Jay, Jackdaw
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Wren
  • 3 Mistle Thrush
  • 8 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Geese
  • Chaffinch, 3 House Sparrows (Barbara J)
  • 5pm, Grey Wagtail still around (long water)
  • quite a few Mallards up in the trees!
  • Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush both around the mansion (DEH/TLachhar)
  • Kingfisher still at the end of the brook (PHopkins)
  • Goldcrest (RSh)
Wanstead Park:
  • Today - frosty and misty over water
  • 3 pairs of Ring Necked Parakeet, 2 roosting together by tree from last year, 2 more actively nest prospecting (record shot attached), + 2 more
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker
  • 2 Cormorants, Grey Heron
  • Song thrush - at least 3 singing in close range
  • Blue tits, Long Tailed Tits, Great Tits, Wren, Robin, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Jay, Carrion Crows, Jackdaw, Magpies, Woodpigeon, Coots, Moorhens, Black Headed Gulls, Tufted Ducks, Mallards, Canada geese. (Sally Hammond)
  • 2 Great Crested Grebes on the Basin (JLethbridge)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Great Black Backed Gull south-east at 07:22, 3 Herring Gull, 2 ad Lesser Black Backed Gulls east, 100s of Black Headed and Common Gulls.
  • 2 Reed Bunting (1m, 1f) ,
  • 18 Skylark (5 in song display flight), 2 Meadow Pipit,
  • 12 Fieldfare. Also the SUN! (J Lethbridge).

Barking, River Roding: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 Litle Grebe just south of the Ibis Hotel

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