September 11, 2010

September 11th 2010

Clayhall, garden:

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker on the feeders (MScott)
Fairlop Waters CP:

  • Black Necked Grebe still on the boating lake
  • Shoveler
  • Kestrel
  • House Martin, Swallow, Sand Martin
  • Grey Wagtail, Goldfinch plus the usuals (Alan Thomas)
  • Whinchat, Hobby (Alan Bell)

Valentines Park:

  • 3 Great Crested Grebe
  • 2 Egyptian Goose
  • Cormorant (GWare)

Wanstead Park:

  • Whilst returning home from Wanstead Park, walking through Reservoir Wood at exactly 7pm this evening (Saturday 11th September) I heard a hobby calling overhead, whilst it was flying over the trees. Unfortunately, I couldn't see it, as the tree canopies were too dense. I heard it again about five minutes later, so don't know whether it was just one hobby, or two, that I heard within those few minutes - but it was separate calls. (Kathy Hartnet)

Wanstead Flats:

  • (06:00-10:00): Merlin (east of Alex half-heartedly chasing Meadow Pipit before carrying on eastward, you know what's coming...yay! etc.), Hobby (north towards Reservoir Wood east of Centre Road), 3 Sparrowhawk,
  • 7 Gadwall, Shoveler, Little Grebe,
  • 18 Meadow Pipit (6 by Alex and east, 6 SSI, 6 broom fields),
  • 4 Whinchat (broom field), 11 Mistle Thrush,
  • 18 Ring Necked Parakeet,
  • 2 House Martin, 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Cormorant, 7 Chiffchaff, 2+ Blackcap, 30+ Lesser Black Backed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull (including 2 with very dark grey mantles and pinky legs), 3 Chaffinch, Greenfinch (Nick Croft)

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