September 05, 2010

September 5th 2010

Collier Row, Car Boot Sale Field:
  • c50 Rook with few hundred various Gulls (didnt search through em, as i was driving by), also Jackdaws and Carrion Crows (DEH)

Fairlop Waters:

  • Black Necked Grebe still present on the boating lake (Alan Bell)

Valentines Park:

  • 5 Egyptian geese - at least 5, possibly 6. 2 seen on boating lake, then when I reached the fish lake found 3 more. Returning after about an hour around the Mansion there were 4 on the fish lake. However, when I got back to the boating lake I couldn't see any. So it's possible some at least are commuting between the two lakes. 1 female shoveler on fish lake, plus the pair of mute swans. On boating lake 1 greylag, 2 great crested grebes, 1 little grebe, swan family, black-headed gulls, canada geese and all the other usuals etc..... (Madeleine Sevoir)
  • It seems that our (pet) Mandarin Ducks may have bred. 2 Juveniles have appeared on the Fish Pond. I first had them more than 2 weeks ago, and have held fire to see what happens, and it happens that they are very much at home. Maybe they're secretive little breeders. (Pete Hopkins)
  • Boating Lake: 3 Great Crested Grebe (2 adult, 1 chick), 5 Little Grebe, Cormorant, 10 Mute Swan (pr with 8 immature birds), greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Moorhan, Coot, 140 Black Headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull (1 adult, 1 1st winter)
  • Fishing Lake: Grey Heron (island), 2 Mute Swan, Canada Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Shoveler (eclipse plumage), Mallard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Coot
  • Also: Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 House Martin (south),
  • 4 Grey Wagtail, (3 on Cranbrook Cut, 1 on South-eastern outfall),
  • Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 8 Long Tailed Tit, (fishpond to cranbrook cut along the stream) Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling, 6 House Sparrow (hedge buy Brisbane Road), 4 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch (MCondon)

Wanstead Flats:

  • (05:30-11:00): Green Sandpiper (heard over the SSSI - year patch tick, and year site tick, yay! Common Sandpiper on Alex (from 06:30-9:00),
  • 60+ Swallow (mainly south, some east), 1 Sand Martin (east), 4 House Martin (happy to stay put for the moment),
  • 4+ Whinchat (1 Alex scrub, 3+ on broom field), Song Thrush, Robins, Blackbird, 8 Mistle Thrush,
  • 4+ Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail 2 Pied Wagtail,
  • 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Long Wood),
  • 8 Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap,
  • 1 Linnet (over Alex), Goldfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 10+ Greenfinch,
  • 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Green Woodpecker,
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Great Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull, 7 Cormorant,
  • 3 Kestrel, 5+ Sparrowhawk,
  • 3 Meadow Pipit,
  • 7 Gadwall, 1 Greylag Goose (over east), Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron (1 on Jub at 06:00),
  • 45 Ring Necked Parakeet (55 sp, Nick Croft)

Wanstead Park:

  • Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail,
  • loadsa Gadwall
  • and some of the (w)Ring Neck Parakeets. (Steve Thorpe)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Duh - I thought the common sandpiper was good at 6-30am. Might have guessed you would be out earlier and find a green one! Well done Nick!

kingfisher, pied wag, loadsa gadwall and some of the wring neck parakeets in Wanstead Park.

Steve Thorpe