October 01, 2010

October 1st 2010

Barkingside, Ilford County High School:
  • Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtails (This year 1 pair of Pied wagtails bred in an open area enclosed by the building - raised three young - nest beneath derelict fibre-glass kayak canoes) (NMay)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 1 female Wheatear
  • 12 Mistle Thrushes together on one of the football pitches
  • 132 Swallow (124 S, 8 SE) (THarris/NCroft)
  • 2 Stonechat (male and female), Ring Ouzel (reported diving into Long Wood by Harry and Barry, Lee Valley birders) and a couple of suspects early dawn, 5 Redwing (Coronation Plantation), Song Thrush, 12+ Mistle Thrush,
  • c.30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail,
  • 12 Chiffchaff,
  • c. 20 House Martin (hirundines actually going south -ish!),
  • Also: Skylark, 100s Starling, Reed Bunting, 10+ Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 9 Ring Necked Parakeet, 2 Grey Heron, Snipe (heard early in the broom field), Pochard, Shoveler, Green Woodpecker & Great Spotted Woodpecker, 52 + Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 + Herring Gull, 3 Yellow-legged Gull (+ numerous juvenile Gulls in early morning feeding flock on footy pitches by the pavilion), Common Gull, Greater Black-backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Cormorant, 3 Sparrowhawk (including one very reddish female - not from these here parts), Kestrel and others (53 sp.NC/Tim Harris et al).
  • Redstart and Goldcrest (RSherrif)

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