Fairlop Gravel Works:
- 4 Mute Swans, planty Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, Mallards (including 2 new young broods of 8 and 4), c20 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 2 trilling Little Grebe, Coots Moorhens.
- c20 Herring Gulls and 10 Lesser Black Backed Gulls (mostly adults)
- 8 Lapwing (the nest I located last week is now empty, and parents are guarding young.. (i suspect 4 breeding pairs)
- 2 confirmed pairs of Little Ringed Plover guarding territories (possibly a third pr)
- pair of Redshank very likely breeding on the north side, still displaying, and calling to each other... But only 1 is actively flying round (but i cannot locate the nest site)
- late migrant Greenshank (south side of painters road) - calling, and quite nervous
- c30 Swift flying low over the waters
- 2 Stock Dove
- singing Skylark
- male Yellow Wagtail carrying food (suggestive of breeding on site?)
- Green Woodpecker on the ground
- pair of Sedge Warbler nest building, and a 3rd (male) singing.
- 5 Reed Warblers including 4 singing males
- c10 Linnet (including fledged young), Chaffinches, and also Greenfinches with fledged young
- male Reed Bunting (DEH)
- Great Crested Grebe sitting back on the nest - so heres hoping.
- Mute Swan family of 10 (8 cygnets) on the boating lake, a pr on the fish pond, and another loner on Long Water... increasing!
- Canada Geese, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 hybrid Greylag Goose, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Coots, Moorhens, 2male and 1female Pochard
- Grey Heron and 3 chicks still on the nest.
- 1 Black Headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gulls,
- Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, 4 Collared Dove,
- 3 Swift
- Great Spotted Woodpecker actively feeding young
- Green Woodpecker,
- Pied Wagtail
- Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush
- 1 Blackcap
- Blue Tits, Great Tits, party of 7 active Long Tailed Tits
- Magpie, Carrion Crows, Starlings, 7 House Sparrow
- Chaffinch (many in song)
- 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch foraging on Ilford Cricket Club ground (Mike Condon)
- 2 Greylag Geese, Alex Lake
- 2 Little Grebes, Alex Lake
- 40 Swifts over Alex Lake
- 19 Skylarks, including 12 singing birds
- 9 Meadow Pipits, including 5 singing birds
- 4 Mistle Thrushes (I suspect nesting in Long Wood and the BP copse)
- 17 Whitethroats, including 11 singing males
- 3 singing Blackcaps
- 2 singing Chiffchaffs
- 3 Reed Buntings (2 males and a female, 1 of the males carrying food) (THarris)
- Shoulder of Mutton Pond swan family still has all seven cygnets.
- I saw the two Great Crested Grebes on Perch Pond, swimming (whilst dozing) together. Still no sign of any nesting activity, although we live in hope! (KHartnett)
Abridge, River Roding: (just outside the borough)
- Great White Egret north towards Stapleford Aerodrome (P&HS)