August 10, 2010

August 10th 2010

Gants Hill, Roll Gardens:
  • Juvenile Sparrowhawk - With its dark motted brown back seen bursting into tree at speed before noon scattering the numerous birds then flying into neighbours tree hiding for around 15 minutes when 5 Greenfinches nearly made the mistake of landing just above it but obviously realizing danger below & flying away promptly...Surprise attacks are picking up regularly whether I see then or not due to sheer numbers of birds now attending the garden most recently.
  • Several lots of House Sparrows - a lot hidden amongst our blackberry shrubs near back of garden & also around the shurbs near pond area.
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 17+ Greenfinches, 5 Goldfinches, 10 Blue Tits, 4 Great Tits, 5 Chaffinches, 2 Robins, 1 Collard Dove, 1 Wren - Heard singing before surprise attack on garden birds.
  • 1 Woodpigeon, 10 Feral Pigeons (Alan Thomas)

Roding Valley Park, north:

  • north of the Chigwell Road Bridge, Woodford Bridge
  • new family of Mallard (3rd family on this stretch of the river)
  • Kestrel,
  • Wren (AHobson)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Buzzard flying NE from Forest Gate (Marco Johnson)

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