May 10, 2010

May 10th 2010

Fairlop Waters CP:
  • 2 x Wheatear (inspecting log piles)
  • 1 x Common Tern (main lake)
  • 1 x Lapwing
  • c10 Swift over main lake
  • of the "regulars"
  • 1 x Little Owl (oak by Equestrian Centre)
  • 2 x Reed Buntings (m)
  • Linnets - several sightings of small groups
  • plus
  • Whitethroats (c10 in song) Blackcaps (2 in song) Willow Warbler (2 in song)
  • Canada Geese now have a nursery of c 15 goslings
  • Hobby moving SE over central ilford at 5.15pm (Mike Condon)

Valentines Park:

  • Unfortunately, one of the young Egyptian Geese has disappeared. It was last seen at 5pm yesterday. (PGordon)
Wanstead Flats and Park:
  • c100 Swift, 33 Sand Martin (The Basin),
  • Swallow, f Whinchat, 4 f Wheatear, Sparrowhawk (S Fisher)

Wanstead Park:

  • Tonight in wanstead park:
  • Pair of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers
  • Either an albino pigeon or an escapee dove - didn't get a good fix on it but has anyone else reported a pure white 'dove' in the park?
  • Swift, Ring Necked Parakeets
  • Willow warbler, Jackdaws,
  • In addition to the usuals...coots, crested grebe, canada geese, moorhen, mallard, mistle thrush, blackbird, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, robin, wren, great tit, woodpigeon, carrion crows, magpies, starling. mute swans, etc.

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