June 09, 2010

June 9th 2010

Gants Hill, Roll Gardens:
  • Sparrowhawk - female seen at 12.23pm hunting over back gardens not sure if it was successful after I saw it dive bomb behind some trees presumably it's meal.
  • Fledglings lots of i.e.: House Sparrows (many), Blue tits (many), Great tits & Greenfinches, Starlings (many) Magpies, woodpigeons and not forgetting Robin fledgling too all in our garden at the moment.
  • Still awaiting Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Blackbird& Goldfinch fledglings to make an appearance over the coming weeks if last year was anything to go by, which turned out to best ever from our garden. (AThomas)

Valentines Park:

  • 3 Little Grebe (2 fishing lake, 1 baoting lake, 2 Great Crested grebes nr nest
  • 2 Swans on Fish Pond, family of 2 + 8 Cygnets on Boating Lake
  • 3 Grey Heron Chicks (2 in nest, one nearby), with 1 sleeping parent
  • 1 hybrid Greylag, Canada Geese, Mallards, 2 female Pochard, Tufted Ducks,
  • 1 Egyptian Goose first seen standing sentinal, then on the boating lake
  • Moorhen, Coot
  • Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove, Collared Dove
  • 7 Swift
  • 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker ( 3 along Cranbrook Cut, another in the plantation)
  • 2 Green Woodpecker
  • Wren, 2 singing male Dunnock in the Dell, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush,
  • Blue Tit, Great Tit, 5 Long Tailed Tit,
  • Magpie, Carion Crow, Starling, 5 House Sparrow
  • Chaffinch, 2 male Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch (Mike Condon/U3A Birding Group)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 08:00-11:00:
  • male + 1 young Lesser Spotted Woodpecker,
  • Little Owl,
  • Coot with 6 chicks on round pond (also 1 Moorhen there too),
  • 13 Cormorant, 13 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 1 adult Herring Gull,
  • 4 singing Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, numerous Whitethroat,
  • 6+ Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin,
  • Chaffinch, Greenfinch,
  • 2 male Reed Bunting
  • Jay, Jackdaw, Magpie, Carrion Crow,
  • Kestrel,
  • families of Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-Tailed Tit,
  • Skylark, 6 male Meadow Pipit
  • c.100+ Swift, 2 House Martin,
  • Also: Mallard, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Little Grebe, 2 Ring Necked Parakeet, Dunnock, Wren, several large "schools" of Starling, House Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, and a Grey Heron (Nick Croft)

Wanstead, Windsor Road:

  • Goldcrest with 2 fledged young in the yew tree at the bottom of the garden (JL)


Anonymous said...

Any more detail on where exactly the young lesser spotted woodpecker is on wanstead flats would be greatly appreciated. East Copse. Thanks. Andrew

birdwatcha said...

Andrew please email me on redbridgebirdwatching@hotmail.co.uk
and i will you personally, as i do not want to publish this information on the www.