May 25, 2010

May 25th 2010

Aldersbrook, Empress Avenue:

  • 3 Ring Necked Parakeet in the garden (Sally Hammond)

Loxford, Loxford Lane:

  • 4 Swifts

South Park:

  • Mute Swan, Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese,
  • Mallards, c20 Tufted Duck, 2 male Pochard
  • Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe
  • Pied Wagtail
  • c150 Feral Pigeon
  • loads of fledged Starlings

South Woodford:

  • Jackdaw (over) (PGordon)
  • BLUE TIT NEWS: Fledged...But nowhere to be seen! The parent is hanging around a fair bit and looking for the chick. Hopefully it will turn up at some point...

Valentines Park:

  • 3 Grey Heron chicks and parent present!
  • Egyptian Goose being a bit violent...

Wanstead Flats:

  • 2 Meadow Pipit collecting food and diving down into the long grass, presumabley to feed young (THarris)
  • Wanstead Flats (07:30-11:00): Carrion Crow (c.90 on the flats west of Alex, c.100 evicted birds by Jubilee pond); 3 Pied Wagtail, 14 Cormorant, 11 Lesser Black-Backed Gull (2 imm), 5 House Martin, c. 6 Sand Martin (Jubilee Pond), 3 Swallow, 5 Little Grebe (2 chicks on Alex), Great Crested Grebe (first for a long time), 2 imm Common Gull, 1 imm Herring Gull, 1 Ring Necked Parakeet, Stock Dove, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Blackbird etc. (Nick Croft)

Wanstead Park:

  • Reed Warbler singing in the reeds at Shoulder of Mutton Pond (JLethbridge)
  • flock of 10 Ring Necked Parakeets over in the evening (SHammond)

Woodford Green:

  • Red Kite (over) (KM)

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