June 15, 2010

June 15th 2010

Grange Hill, Long Green:

  • male Bullfinch in the garden for 3 mins at 8am today (Ian Shaw)

Roding Valley Park, Central:

  • the section between Roding Lane North and Chigwell Road (and surraounding playing fields)
  • Grey Wagtail,
  • 3 or 4 Whitethroats (including excellent views of male displaying), Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff,
  • Jay, Song Thrush,
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker,
  • up to 4 Lesser Black Backed Gulls
  • Greenfinch (Alan Hobson)

Wanstead Flats:

  • (07:00-12:00): Wood Sandpiper (briefly touched down on Alexandra Lake twice before legging it North),
  • Hobby (West over Alexandra Lake),
  • 12 Cormorant, 9 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Common Gull
  • 7 House Martin, c. 30 Swift,
  • numerous Starling in large groups of juv and adult, Skylark, Carrion Crow (c. 100 on both playing fields and fairground),
  • Greenfinch, Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 2 singing Reed Bunting,
  • Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove,
  • Pied Wagtail,
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker,
  • 5 Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Meadow Pipit,
  • Magpie, Jackdaw, 3 Jay,
  • Blue Tit, Great Tit,
  • Little Grebe, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck (2 on Alexandra Lake, 4 on Jubilee pond), Moorhen, Coot (6 chicks still on round pond and defying all the odds–new nests popping up on Alexandra Lake and Jubilee Pond),
  • Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, (Nick Croft).

Wanstead Park:

  • Little Egret (over East),
  • 5 Sand Martin, c. 20 House Martin,
  • 4 Song Thrush,
  • Coots nest building all over the place–we could be knee deep in coots come the end of the summer!,
  • Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron,
  • Ring Necked Parakeet,
  • Reed Warbler (still on Shoulder of Mutton), 5 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap,
  • Long Tailed Tit, Sparrowhawk,
  • 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker
  • 2 Cormorant
  • Carrion Crow, Magpie, c.30 Jackdaw, 3 Jay, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Wren, House Sparrow, Moorhen, (Nick Croft).

Woodford Bridge, St. Judes Court:

  • 2 Stock Doves on the green (8 pm). Only the second time I have seen them there in nearly 10 years of living here; they normally stay in Claybury. (Alan Hobson)

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