August 31, 2010

August 31st 2010

Fairlop Waters:
  • 5 Carrion Crows and 3 Magpies on Aldborough Hatch Farm
  • 20 House Martins around the Stables, also: Robin, Starling, 30 Feral Pigeons, 4 juvenile Spotted Flycatchers, 1 young Willow Warbler/Chiffchaff, 4 young Whitethroat all on the boundary of the Country Park
  • 1 Buzzard flying over
  • inside the country park boundary there were 4 juv Chiffchaff/Willow Warblers, 10 Long Tailed Tits and another juvenile Spotted Flycatcher,
  • 30 Lapwing on the boating lake island, plenty of Coots, and a juvenile (feral) Greylag Goose (Chris Gannaway)
Gants Hill, Roll Gardens:
  • Juvenile Sparrowhawk - seen this morning and again at 17.53pm but as usualunsuccessful - plus the usual array. (Alan Thomas)

South Woodford, garden:

  • robin, blue tit, great tit, 11 House Sparrows, 2 Woodpigeons and a juvenile woodpigeon and a collared dove. (PGordon)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Crossbill (heard going east. Yay!)
  • 2 Whinchat, Wheatear, 4 Spotted Flycatcher (3 east end Long Wood, 1 east of Alex),
  • Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat (so it would appear I was completely wrong, again, when I implied they'd all naffed off!), Chiffchaff,
  • Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallow (north), 5 Sand Martin (West over Alex),
  • 6 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
  • 9 Mistle Thrush, loadsa Robin, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 80+ Black headed Gull,
  • 4 adult Mute Swan and very quickly the interlopers where made to leave, 3 Shoveler (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe)

Wanstead Park:

  • No sign of the Pied Flycatcher,
  • probable Nuthatch north of OSW,
  • Coal Tit in the dell,
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker,
  • 3 Hobby (single over OSW, then two over SoM), Sparrowhawk,
  • Kingfisher (Heronry - Steve Thorpe),
  • 6 Cormorant, 2 Collared Dove, many more Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Lesser Black Bacekd Gull, 20+ Black Headed Gull, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 2 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Little Grebe (Nick Croft/Steve Thorpe)

Wanstead Old Sewage Works:

  • Spotted Flycatcher (Sally Hammond)

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