June 19, 2010

June 19th 2010

Fairlop Gravel Works:

  • Shelduck, 2 male Teal,
  • Grey Heron (over), Cormorant
  • c25 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, Redshank,
  • 3 Little Ringed Plover (still displaying)
  • Kestrel hovering over Painters Road
  • several singing Skylark
  • 5 Linnet
  • fledged Pied Wagtail (DEH/ABlackman)

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • Greylag Goose broods on the baoting lake
  • Shoveler - on the scrape
  • Coots - One nest near the moored boats where there is a rectangle wall withhole at the front of it.
  • Pheasants - One legging it at the back of the horse paddock being watched by foxes (vixen & her two immature clubs)
  • Kestrel - One hunting over main boating lake & golf course plus one seenover hovering between the entrance of the country park and the house opposite Fairlop station.
  • Little Owl - Both adults seen going from it's usual tree to the other two trees behind - plus one feeding from the floor which produced very good views. Also from speaking to Bob we discovered that he rescued the single Owlet which they've produced from the ground after it fell from the nestbefore the crows could get to it...Unfortunately we forgot to ask how recent that was but at least they have one Owlet currently which is good news.
  • Stock Doves - x 4 One in the Little Owl field feeding amongst woodpigeons &Three in field adjacent to the riding school
  • Swifts - Absolutely loads around the main boating lake, golf course & riding school area & stables zooming pass just over our heads.
  • House Martins - Good numbers in the air over the main boating lake, the golf course but also around the horse riding stables and paddock...Tajinder & Neil actually managed to speak with Bob the owner of the riding school who let us in around the stables where we discovered 35 potential nests - But we weren't sure if all the nest's had been used or not just under the eves of one of the properties at the back opposite the stables.
  • Swallows - One active nest with 4 chicks inside stables of which the adultgave us some cracking views and was not bothered at all by our presence atthe sides of the stable door, which Bob assured us that would be the case -plus loads flying very low around stables, horse paddock, golf course andmain boating lake. (other empty nests where birds have fledged)
  • Sand Martins - Several skimming low over the boating lake.
  • Reed Bunting - x 5 - 3 males & 2 females seen.
  • Mute Swan,Canada Geese, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron (over), Cormorant (voer), Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crows, Magpie, Blackbird, Wrens, Robin, Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeons, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Skylark, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Blue Tit, Long Tailed tit, House Sparrow, Chaffinch (AThomas)
Five Oaks Lane Scrubland:

  • 6 Yellowhammer
  • 2 Linnet
  • several Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler (heard), 3 Chiffchaff
  • 2 Swallow
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Sing Thrush(heard)

Roding Valley Park, north:

  • the section north of Ray Park
  • Little Egret (seen 3 times, probably the same bird though)
  • Kingfisher
  • male and female Kestrel both seen hunging
  • several Swift overhead
  • Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff
  • Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker
  • Jay
  • Bullfinch
  • also: Mallard, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon, Collared Dove, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, Blackbirds, Wren (heard), Dunnock, Carrion Crows, Magpie, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Starling, Greenfinch, Goldfinch (heard) (AThomas)

Wanstead Park:

  • House Martins feeding over Heronry Pond (JLe)

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