August 20, 2010

August 20th 2010

Wanstead Flats:

  • Wheatear and 2 Whinchat still present this morning (THarris) (still there at 5pm)
  • Also: 25 Mistle Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 6+ House Martin, Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat, Ring Necked Parakeet, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Stock Dove, 3 Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Cormorant, c.40+ Black Headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Greater Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 7 Jay, Jackdaw, 2 Goldfinch, 10+ Greenfinch, 1 Greylag Goose (over) (SFisher/NCroft)

Wanstead Park:

  • Wood Warbler (old Sewage works in with dozens of Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, and a few Lesser Whitethroat, and 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker),
  • 5 Sand Martin, 6 + House Martin, 1 juv Swallow (west),
  • 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall,
  • Little Egret (osw/Roding),
  • Kestrel, Hobby (heard over Reservoir Wood, then seen over SoM, Heronry and the osw/Roding),
  • Goldfinch, Greenfinch, better numbers of Blackbird,
  • Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ring Necked Parakeet (Nick Croft/Stuart Fisher)
  • 2 Hobby seen in Resevroir Wood (KHartnett)

Whitehall Plain:

  • female Sparrowhawk, being chased by 10 Magpies
  • Red Kite (south)
  • Willow Warbler, with 2 Goldfinch

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