June 17, 2010

June 17th 2010

Bush Wood, Wanstead:
  • Hobby flying west away from Bush Wood this morning at 08:00. (THarris)
  • Little Egret flew east over Blake Hall Road at 9:20am (J Lethbridge)

Fairlop, Aldborough Riding School:

  • 2 Little Owl (the parents), busily hunting in turns 7.30-8pm

Fairlop Gravel Works:

  • Pochard family has 7 ducklings (not 6 as previously thought)
  • 3 Coot broods on the north side, 1 on the south mid-hatch. (Actually, the Coot nest on the south side, has hatched against all odds. The nest is occupied by a single parent, who has left the eggs unattended day and night throughout most of the last month... I thought she had been got by a fox... but today, the 1st Cootlet had hatched, when i was there, 2 more eggs yet to hatch)
  • 5 Stock Dove
  • Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe on the north side
  • Sparrowhawk (over), carrying prey (i couldnt see what)
  • 2 House Martin
  • Lapwings with chicks... plus a flock of 10 returned birds
  • 3 Green Sandpiper
  • 2 Little Ringed Plover
  • 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 2 male and 1 fledged baby Reed Warbler, 2 singing malee Sedge Warbler
  • male Reed Bunting
  • singing Skylark
  • families of fledged Pied Wagtails
  • 2 Linnet (DEH)
  • (no sign of Redshank or Shelduck)

Fairlop Waters:

  • 3 Green Sandpiper on the scrape (Alan Bell)
  • 4 Meadow Pipit, (pr, wioth 2 fledged young... near the scrape) (DEH)
  • also saw 3 Green Sandpiper, plus Lapwing, 3 Teal, Gadwall, Shoveler, Pied Wagtail, Green Woodpecker (AHobson)

Roding Valley Park, central:

  • 2 Pheasant, [female and chick],
  • Little Egret,
  • 2 Blackcaps [male and female, in different places],
  • Song Thrush,
  • Whitethroats [several],
  • Chiffchaff,
  • flock of Long-tailed Tits,
  • Pied Wagtail,
  • 2 Swift (AHobson)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Jubilee Pond: 4+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 20+ Swifts (J Lethbridge)
  • Red Kite (over) - (Howard Anderson)

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