October 06, 2010

October 6th 2010

Fairlop Waters:

  • no Terns, but 4 Lapwing on the island, 4 Great Crested Grebes on the water, and 4 Pied Wagtails near the carpark... oh, with a Yellow Wagtail (DEH)

Wanstead Flats:

  • (07:00-11:30): f Ring Ouzel east of Long Wood c.10:15 possibly some first winter birds, too difficult to see in the sheeting rain, 2 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 10+ Mitle Thrush, 10 + Song Thrush, and an influx of Blackbird trying to chase off the Mistle Thrushes from the berry bushes, otherwise quiet more of a duck day -
  • 1 f Teal, 1 f Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, f Tufted Duck, Mallard, Mute Swan, C. Goose, Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron,
  • 6 Swallow (south),
  • 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, possible Lesser Whitethroat knocking two stones together,
  • 15+ Skylark, c.50+ Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail,
  • Siskin, 11 Goldfinch (8 in one flock), 10+ Chaffinch, 20+ Greenfinch,
  • 9 Ring Necked Parakeet, House Sparrow (group in Long Wood - unusual, and on a Wednesday),
  • Sparrowhawk,
  • Pipistrelle Bat (over Angel Pond first thing) (NCroft).

Forest Gate, Capel Road: just outside the borough

  • 2 male Blackcaps in a Capel Road garden, other warblers also moving through with a tit flock (PFerris)

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