September 13, 2010

September 13th 2010

Hainault Forest CP:
  • 200+ starlings doing mini mumuration, but particularly interested in gorging themselves in the dogwood berries.
  • 1 pheasant (female)
  • 4 long tail tits, 2 great tits (TLachhar)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Short-eared Owl flushed from the grass south of Long Wood (c. 07:00) landed again then mobbed by a crow and two Black Headed Gulls circled up over Long Wood before slowly moving off over wanstead park
  • Little Owl, unidentified small falcon high north over broom fields calling funny, stooped on a probable Meadow Pipit north of long wood before disappearing over the park, sounded not too unlike the Red Footed Falcon on my Bridguides DVD, hmmm!, 3 Hobby, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel,
  • 2 Whinchat (1 broom field, 1 alex scrub), 8 Mistle Thrush,
  • 8 Yellow Wagtail (south), 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, c. 50+ Meadow Pipit, 10+ Skylark,
  • 2 Spotted Flycatcher (at either end of Long Wood),
  • Garden Warbler, Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler (Alex scrub), Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat,
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (in trees east of Centre Road, N of Long Wood), 6 Green woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
  • 4 House Martin, 7 Swallow (north),
  • 7 Ring Necked Parakeet,
  • Gadwall, Shoveler, Little Grebe, Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, f Reed Bunting (SSSI) and the supporting cast making a grand total of 59 species - a good morning (Nick Croft/Steve Thrope)

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