January 31, 2010

Pics - Trip to East Anglia, Jan 2010

Britains most easterly Alan, (Mark Braun)

Common Crane, Hickling Broad (Mark Braun)

Peregrine, Lowestoft Asda Carpark (Mark Braun)


Purple Sandpiper, Ness Point (Mark Braun)


Shorelark watching us, Kessingland Beach. (Mark Braun)


Us watching it! (Mark Braun)

15 in attendance, target - 75 birds

  • on the way: f Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, Buzzard, Black Headed Gulls, Common Gulls, Red-Legged Partridge, flock of Lapwing, Redwing & Fieldfare, Rook, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Egyptian Geese, Shelduck, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Starling.
  • Kessingland Beach: Greylag Geese (over) 2 Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, 1 Shorelark showing very well!, 4 female Reed Bunting, 2 Snow Bunting, House Sparrows, distant Red-Throated Divers, distant Gannet, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Dunlin, c6 Sanderling, c8 Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Greenfinch, Goldfinch
  • Lowestoft Asda car park: 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Black-Throated Diver, Peregrine showing very well, Feral Pigeons (totally oblivious of the Peregrine)
  • Lowestoft Ness Point: The most easterly point in the UK (Alan!): 7 very obliging Purple Sandpipers.
  • Waveney Forest/Chedgrave Marshes: Coot, Mallard, Moorhen on the way. Great Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Jay, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, (loads of) Goldcrests, (possible) Merlin, female Hen Harrier, Rough-Legged Buzzard, Flock of Golden Plover
  • Stubbs Farm, Hickling Broad: (possible 2nd Merlin, 3 Hen Harriers including 2 male!) c30-40 Marsh Harriers, Barn Owl, (Sparrowhawk, Kestrel), Grey Heron, Teal, few hundred Pink Footed Geese (over), Common Crane, Bearded Tit, Wren, 3 Snipe, Curlew (heard), 10+ Woodcock, Pheasant, 3 Stock Dove,
  • 77 species! (target met)
  • Also saw 22+ Hare, 3 Chinese Water Deer, Muntjack Deer, Rabbit!



January 31st 2010

weather: cold, dry, cloudy
Wanstead Park:
  • Water Rail, in the Dell
  • 8+ Siskin (The Dell),
  • 8 Stock Dove,
  • 4 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush,
  • Goldcrest,
  • 12 Redwing,
  • 2 Grey Heron,
  • 19 Pochard,
  • 3 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great-spotted Woodpeckers,
  • 4 Little Grebe (S Fisher).
  • 10 Shoveler (5 pairs)
  • Grey Wagtail (dell)
  • 2 Ring Necked Parakeet over the plain, (PFerris)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 9 Skylark,
  • 5 Greylag Geese,
  • c300 Common Gulls,
  • 2 Pied Wagtails,
  • 6 Dunnocks (4 males singing),
  • 2 Fieldfare,
  • 1 Reed Bunting,
  • Meadow Pipit,
  • 13 Shoveler in Alexandra Pond (S Fisher)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Road:

  • Mistle Thrush
  • 2 Pied Wagtails

Epping Forest, Strawberry Hill Pond: (just outside the borough)

  • 1 Firecrest still (Ian Woodward, Alan Thomas, Tajindar Lachhar, Neil Twyford)

Epping Forest, Connaught Water: (just outside the borough)

  • m Red-crested Pochard (Frankie Macrow)
  • 50 Coot, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 8pr Mandarin Ducks, 10m 6f Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 12 Canada Goose (Paul & Hazel Smith)

Mayesbrook Park: (just outside the borough)

  • Little Egret, partially albino Black-headed Gull, 70 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 18 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mistle thrush. (PHa)

January 30, 2010

January 30th 2010

Claybury Park:

  • 3 Pied Wagtails (EBarnes)

Hainualt, Hannover Gardens:

  • garden sightings
  • Goldfinch, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Jay, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock and Greater Spotted Woodpecker. (EBarnes)

Ilford, Tavistock Gardens:

  • 2 Long-tailed Tits, m Blackcap. 6 Blackbird (P&LV)
Wanstead Flats:
  • 359 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull
  • Stonechat (Tim Harris)

Forest Gate, Forest Lane Park: (just outside the borough)

  • Chiffchaff, Great-spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Coot, 5 Mallard, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker (West Ham Cem), 15+ Redwing, Mistle Thrush (S Fisher)

January 29, 2010

January 29th 2010

Ilford:

  • garden sightings:
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Wren, Dunnock
  • Greenfinch (Barbara J)

Ray Park:

  • 47 Black Headed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull
  • Robin
  • 3 Blue Tits, 4 Long Tailed Tits
  • 6 Goldfinch by Ray Lodge School
  • 8 Linnet feeding on the long grass by the James Leal Centre
  • 2 Mistle Thrushes
  • 4 Redwing with c100 Starlings

Roding Valley Park, north:

  • Mallards and Moorhen
  • Grey Heron
  • Jackdaw, 2 Jay
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker
  • Song Thrush, Blackbirds, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing
  • 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Wren
  • 2 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch
  • 1 male Reed Bunting

Roding Valley Park, central:

  • 5 Common Gulls
  • Extraordinary mixed flock 120 strong, of Fieldfares, Redwings, Starlings, Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrushes, Blackbirds on the playing field between the River and Roding Lane North (Alan Hobson)

Woodford, Bancroft Rugby Club:

  • 18 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare
  • 4 Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch
  • Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail (over)
  • 41 Black Headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 3 Herring Gulls (2 ad, 1x 1st winter)
  • 2 Mistle Thrushes

Woodford, West Grove:

  • 9 House Sparrows
Woodford Bridge, Ashton Playing Fields
  • 3 Robins, 2 Long Tailed Tits
Woodford Bridge, Police Station:
  • 2 Long Tailed Tits
  • 6 Housed Sparrows

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • Pied Wagtail

Woodford Green, Finchingfield Avenue:

  • 24 House Sparrow, 6 Starling
  • 4 Collared Dove

Woodford Green, Snakes Lane East:

  • 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch 2 Blue Tit in the playing field south of Finchingfield Avenue.
  • 24 Starlings

January 28, 2010

January 28th 2010

Roding Valley Park, Woodford Bridge:
  • Jay flew over Chigwell Road (during morning school run) (DEH)
  • 2 Song Thrushes in the Scrubland near Chigwell Road
  • Mixed flock of 45 thrushes in the scrubland near Roding Lane North: Fieldfares, Redwings, Mistle Thrushes, Blackbirds
  • Kestrel
  • 2 Mute Swans (A Hobson)

South Woodford:

  • Pied Wagtail (pGordon)

Valentines Park:

  • 2 Egyptian Geese in the trees!
  • Cormorant
  • 2 Shoveler, 8 Pochard
  • 3 Redwing
  • drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 10 Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 3 Long Tailed Tit (Barbara J)

Wanstead Park:

  • 3 Shoveler,
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker,
  • 5 Siskin, 4 Chaffinch,
  • 3 Jackdaw (J Lethbridge)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 4 Greylag Geese, 5 Shoveler (J Lethbridge)

January 27, 2010

January 27th 2010

Fairlop Waters CP:
  • U3A Birders trip to Fairlop Waters:
  • Great Crested Grebe 2, Little Grebe 4+
  • Cormorant 1,
  • Mute Swan pair 2+ the parents have split from the cygnets
  • Canada Geese, Greylag Geese 8,
  • Wigeon (pair), Gadwall 9+, Mallard, Shoveler 2 male 1 female in flight, Tufted Duck,
  • Moorhen, Coot
  • few Lapwing
  • Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Feral Pigeons, Wood Pigeons, Collared Dove
  • Green Woodpecker 2 in flight
  • Wren, Dunock, Robin also 1 singing from the rafters in the farm shop, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Mistle Thursh, Redwing,
  • Blue Tit, Great Tit
  • Magpie, Carrion Crow collecting nesting material
  • Greenfinch 2 male
Ilford, A406:
  • female Sparrowhawk flew low over the A406 near Ilford Golf Course
  • also a Cormorant
Ilford, Tavistock Gardens:
  • male Blackcap (PVaughn)
Roding Valley Park:
  • 2 Mute Swans by Charlie Browns Roundabout

South Woodford:

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker returned to the garden after a month
  • Cormorant (over)
  • Sparrowhawk showing interest in a House Sparrow flock, then a few mins later, reappeared higher being mobbed by a Carrion Crow (PGordon)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 4 Greylag Geese nyammin with the Canada Geese on the sports field near Alexandra Lake (DEH)
  • Meadow Pipit,
  • 2 Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker,
  • Fieldfare,
  • Pochard, Shoveler,
  • 4 Ring Necked Parakeet (Nick Croft)

Wanstead Park:

  • female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker showing well in the Dell, beofre flying off north
  • 5 Siskin (birdguides)

Whipps Cross: (just outside the borough)

  • male Stonechat (SFisher)
Manor Park, Roding Valley Way: (just outside the borough)
  • Robin,
  • Long-Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Wood Pigeon, Song Thrush, Greenfinch, Dunnock,
  • Black-Headed Gull, Herring Gull,
  • Jay, Magpie, Heron, Green Woodpecker, Moorhen, Mallard, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Chaffinch (Nick Croft)
Epping Forest, Connaught Water: (just outside the borough)
  • m Smew (ELBF)

January 26, 2010

Pics - January 2010

Great Spotted Woodpecker, South Woodford (PGordon)

Carrion Crow vs Sparrowhawk, over South Woodford (PGordon)


January 26th 2010

llford:
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Wren
  • Pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers
  • 2 Chaffinch (Barbara J)
Roding Valley Park:
  • Playing fields and Scrubland off Roding Lane North
  • Green Woodpecker,
  • Cormorant (already in breeding plumage)
  • (Alan Hobson)
Wanstead Park:
  • 3 Little Grebe, 8 Shoveler, 25 Tufted Duck,
  • 9 singing Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush,
  • 8 Dunnock (of which 3 singing),
  • male Bullfinch (site tick!), 2 Goldfinch, 10+ Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch (J Lethbridge).
  • Peregrine identified tracking west to east over northern edge of gold club. Distubing pidgeons near club house, then glided to a "wings in" swoop over North East corner of golf course, pulled up, then slowly glided to around the area of the Glade where it did another "wings in" swoop after which it was not seen. Unmistable as a Peregrine in looks and hunting behaviour. 14:45 approx. (Sean Walter-browne)
Woodford Green, Snakes Lane East:
  • Redwing (AHobson)
Leyton Flats: (just outside the borough)
  • 12 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler,
  • 1 male Stonechat. (Gary A James).

January 25, 2010

January 25th 2010

Knighton Woods:
  • 19 Mallard, 4 Moorhen
  • several Mandarin (heard) from on the island
  • 3 Shoveler
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 2 Jay
  • Treecreeper, Coal Tit
  • 3 Goldcrest
  • 10+ Grey Squirrel
Roding Valley Park:
  • playing fields and scrubland off Roding lane North
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Redwing
  • 12 Greenfinch
  • also 2 Mute Swans at Woodford Bridge(A Hobson)
Woodford Bridge, Vicarage Lane:
  • 6 Long Tailed Tits (A Hobson)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Playing Field:

  • 20 Redwing feeding with 1 Mistle Thrush
Woodford Green, Chigwell Road:
  • 2 Pied Wagtails (AHobson)

January 24, 2010

January 24th 2010

Fairlop Gravel Works:
  • south side of Painters Road
  • c250 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper
  • 2 Mute Swan, c20 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, Tufted Ducks, 2 Teal
  • 3 Great Black Backed Gulls amongst the large gull flock
  • Song Thrush
  • female Kestrel

Fairlop, Forest Road:

  • male Kestrel

Fairlop, Aldborough Road North:

  • c100 Fieldfare

Hainault, Hannover Gardens:

  • 2 Long Tailed Tits (EBarnes)

South Park:

  • male Sparrowhawk chasing Pigeons

Epping Forest, Strawberry Hill: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 Firecrest
  • 6 Mandarin (Ian Woodward)

January 23, 2010

January 23rd 2010

Ilford, South Park Drive:

  • Jay (over) (JMakengo)

Lambourne End: (just outside the borough)

  • Red Kite over (low) at c10.20am (Ian Woodward)

Loughton Brook: (just outside the borough)

  • male Blackcap (BJ)

January 22, 2010

January 22nd 2010`

Wanstead:
  • the escaped White-Cheeked Turaco is still hanging around (Hannah Barnett)
Wanstead Flats:
  • 9 Greylag Geese grazing near Alexandra Lake (PFerris)

January 21, 2010

Pics - January 2010

Treecreeper in Knighton Woods, Jan 21st. Peter Warne

January 21st 2010

Barkingside, Fullwell Cross Roundabout:
  • Pied Wagtail

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • 105 Black Headed Gull, 14 Common Gull
  • 264 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag Geese
  • 10 Mute Swan,
  • 53 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 21 Teal
  • 3 male Pheasent in the field behind the fishing lake
  • 1 Grey Heron
  • 8 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe
  • 57 Coot, 38 Moorhen
  • 1 Grey Wagtail (over Seven Kings Water), 1 Pied Wagtail
  • 4 Meadow Pipit in the field behind the fishing lake
  • 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
  • 8 Stock Dove (including 3 on the gravel island), 6 Wood Pigeon,
  • Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 81 Redwing, 93 Fieldfare, 7 Blackbird, 11 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Wren
  • 52 Carrion Crow, 11 Magpie, 2 Jay, 10 Starling
  • 8 Great Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 15 Long Tailed Tit
  • 5 Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch

Fairlop Gravel Works:

  • north side of Painters Road
  • Cormorant
  • 1 Stock Dove (over)
  • 2 Mute Swan, 16 Teal, 22 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 1 male Shoveler,
  • 3 Moorhen, 4 Coot,
  • 3 Blackbird, Song Thrush, Wren
  • Goldfinch

Fairlop, Forest Farm:

  • Herring Gull
  • 14 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow

Hainault Recreational Ground:

  • 1 Greater Black Backed Gull in the gull flock, Forest Road (DEH)

Hainault, Hannover Gardens:

  • Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing
  • Chaffinch, Goldfinch & 1 Long Tailed Tit (EBarnes)

Happy Valley Wet Woodland, Newbury Park:

  • 2 Moorhen
  • Woodcock
  • 20 Wood Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Jay, 4 Starlings
  • 1 Great SPotted Woodpecker
  • 2 Blackbird, 3 Robinb, 4 Wren,
  • 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Goldfinch

Ilford, Tavistock Gardens:

  • 2 male Blackcap (PVaughn)

Knighton Woods:

  • 6 Mallards (5m, 1 female)
  • 3 Moorhen
  • 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper
  • many Blue Tits, Great Tits and Long Tailed Tits
  • 12 Magpies, 4 Jay. (PWarne)

Roding Valley Park:

  • 2 Mute Swans by Woodford Bridge

Snaresbrook:

  • Woodcock
  • Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 9 Redwing, Coal Tit (DBa)

Valentines Park:

  • 8 Pochard
  • Grey Heron
  • 3 pied wagtails
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Dunnock, Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush
  • 6 Long Tailed Tits, Goldfinch,
  • Jackdaw (Barbara J)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 5 Brent Geese over at 9.30am

Wanstead Park:

  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Kingfisher (JLethbridge)
  • 3 Dark Bellied Brent Geese (same as above?)
  • 2 Siskin (APe)

Pole Hill, Chingford: (just outside the borough)

  • male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Ian Lycett)

Leyton, Call Road: (just outside the borough)

  • 5 Brent Geese over high (presumably the same as at Wanstead Flats above) (SFisher)

Leyton, West Ham Cemetary: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Chiffchaff
  • 32 Redwing (SFisher)

January 20, 2010

January 20th 2010

Claybury Park

  • Treecreeper, Nuthatch,
  • Sparrowhawk,
  • a dozen Redwings,
  • 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers,
  • 6 Jays,
  • Grey Heron,
  • 2 flocks of Long-tailed Tits,
  • Pied Wagtail,
  • Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush,
  • Goldfinch
  • The Firecrest has survived the great freeze! Hurrah! It was in south-western corner of Hospital Hill Wood. (Alan Hobson)
Fairlop Waters:
  • 8 Mute Swan (4 adult, 4 imm)
  • 268 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag Geese
  • 61 Mallards, 28 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 16 Teal, Gadwall
  • 1 Great Crested Grebe,
  • 1 Cormorant and 2 Lapwing on the jetty
  • 54 Coot, 37 Moorhen,
  • 1 Pheasant near the Stables
  • 4 Pied Wagtail on the golf course
  • 8 Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove,
  • Green Woodpecker,
  • 45 Black Headed Gulls, 84 Common Gull, 5 Lesser Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull
  • 13 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 21 Fieldfare, 29 Redwing, 4 Robin, 6 Wren,
  • 5 Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch
  • 37 Carrion Crow, 10 Magpie, 13 Starling

Fairlop Gravel Works:

  • 27 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 15 Gadwall, 13 Coot, 21 Pochard, 6 Teal
  • 4 Mute Swan
  • Wren, Blackbird
  • 268 Lapwing roosting with 2 Golden Plover
  • 1 Green Sandpiper
  • 1 Skylark

Knighton Woods:

  • 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Nuthatch (nest hole prospecting)
  • Blue Tits, Great Tits, Long Tailed Tits (PWarne)

Valentines Park:

  • Great Crested Grebe on the boating lake
  • 2 Cormorant
  • 8 Mute Swan (pr with 4 juv on the boating lake, pr on the fish pond)
  • 2 Egyptian Geese
  • Canada Geese, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Coot, Moorhens
  • 3 Shoveler (2m 1f), 8 male Pochard,
  • Mediterranean Gull, Black Headed Gulls, Common Gulls
  • Feral Pigeons, Wood Pigeons,
  • 2 Green Woodpecker
  • 2 Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 6+ Mistle Thrush, 70+ Redwing,
  • 6 Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tits, Great Tits
  • Magpies, Carrion Crows, 3 Jackdaw, Jay
  • Starlings, House Sparrows, 1 Chaffinch (JMillea & U3A Birding Group)
  • 2 Shoveler on Long Water (TLachhar)

Woodford Green:

  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 10 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch, many Blue Tits
  • 4 Blackbirds (3m 1f)
  • Starlings, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Jay (Peter Warne)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Robin

January 19, 2010

January 19th 2010

Claybury Park:
  • 4 Redwing (Alan Hobson)
Fairlop, Forest Road:
  • male Kestrel

Fairlop Waters:

  • 2 Little Grebe (DEH)
  • 1 Great Black Backed Gull on the jetty
  • 2 Lapwing
  • Kestrel
  • group of Tufted Ducks (Eddie Barnes)

Hainault, Hannover Gardens:

  • Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay (EBarnes)
Hainault Forest CP:
  • 4 Mute Swan, c80 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 42 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard,
  • 65 Black Headed Gull, 9 Common Gull
  • Woodcock,
  • male Kestrel
  • male Pheasant,
  • 1 Skylark
  • 10 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Green Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  • 26 Carrion Crow, 28 Magpie, 12 Jay, 34 Jackdaw, 7 Rook (at least)
  • 71 Blue Tit, 25 Great Tit, 55 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit
  • 2 Goldcrest,
  • 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper
  • 31 Wood Pigeon,
  • 16 Blackbird, 63 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 14 Robin, 2 Wren,
  • 9 Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch

Ilford:

  • garden sightings:
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Dunnock singing
  • 2 Collared Doves (Barbara J)

Roding Valley Park:

  • central section (Woodford Bridge-Woodford Green)
  • 17 Common Gulls, Lesser Black Backed Gull
  • 3 Redwing
  • 4 Long Tailed Tit, 3 Goldfinch (Alan Hobson)

Valentines Park:

  • 4 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Geese
  • 2 Grey Heron
  • Jay
  • Song Thrush
  • 15+ House Sparrows near Brisbane Road (Barbara J)
  • 60+ Carrion Crows
  • 3 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck
  • Blackbird, Robin, Wren (DEH)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Chiffchaff on the island of Alexandra Lake (JLethbridge)
  • Jubilee Pond area: Many Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese,
  • 26 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard,
  • 259 Common Gulls,
  • 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
  • 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtails,
  • 13 Fieldfares, 8 Redwings. (Tim Harris)
  • 7 Greylag Geese near Alexandra Lake
  • male Teal on Alexandra Lake (Paul Ferris)

Wanstead Park:

  • Coal Tit,
  • male Firecrest (both in Resevoir Wood)
  • Great Crested Grebe on the Basin. (JLethbridge)

Woodford Green, Snakes Lane East:

  • 2 Redwing, (AHobson)

January 18, 2010

January 18th 2010

Fairlop Waters:
  • 4 Little Grebe (2 on the boating lake, 2 on the fishing lake)
  • 2 Great Crested Grebe (on the boating lake)
  • 4 Mute Swan, 261 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag Geese,
  • 23 Tufted Duck, 48 Mallard, Pochard, 16 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler,
  • 55 Moorhen, 57 Coot,
  • 6 Lapwing on the jetty
  • female Kestrel
  • male Sparrowhawk by the golf course pond bank, eating its prey (a pigeon)
  • 99 Black Headed Gull, 15 Common Gull, 1 Great Black Backed Gull
  • 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail,
  • 2 Green Woodpecker
  • Mistle Thrush, 121 Redwing, 32 Fieldfare, 10 Blackbird, Song Thrush, 4 Robin, Wren,
  • 15 Magpie, 39 Carrion Crow, Jay, c50 Starling,
  • 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Feral Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove
  • 7 Great Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 7 Long Tailed Tit,
  • 2 Greenfinch

Fairlop Gravel Works:

  • 4 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard, 7 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 46 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard,
  • 1 Moorhen, 14 Coot,
  • Cormorant (over)
  • Great Crested Grebe (north side of Painters Road)
  • 3 Pheasent
  • 360 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper,
  • 2 Kestrels
  • 3 Meadow Pipit,
  • 3 Green Woodpecker
  • 9 Wood Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove,
  • 4 Magpie, 14 Carrion Crow, 5 Starling,
  • 8 Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren,
  • 5 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 27 Long Tailed Tit,
  • 2 Chaffinch,
  • female Yellowhammer along Painters Road.

Woodford Bridge:

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 2 Mistle Thrush
  • Fieldfare (Alan Hobson)

South Park:

  • 179 Black Headed Gull, 26 Common Gull
  • 115 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Geese
  • 56 Coot, 29 Moorhen
  • 2 Mute Swan
  • Grey Heron,
  • 33 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck (Richard Leighton)

Barking Park: (just outside the borough)

  • 191 Black Headed Gull, 18 Common Gull, Herring Gull
  • 160 Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan
  • 128 Coot, 13 Moorhen
  • 2 Little Grebe,
  • 110 Mallard, Pochard, 8 Shoveler, 52 Tufted Duck (Richard Leighton)

January 17, 2010

January 17th 2010

Claybury Park:
  • 3 Lesser Redpoll
  • Green WOodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay
  • flock of Long Tailed Tits, 2 Goldfinch, Mistle Thrush (Alan Hobson)

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe,
  • 2 Cormorant
  • 4 Mute Swan, c200 Canada Geese, 50 Greylag Geese
  • 11 Wigeon, 28 Gadwall, 33 Teal, 41 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 45 Pochard, 51 Tufted Duck
  • 70 Coot, 26 Moorhen
  • 153 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper,
  • 182 Black Headed Gull, 80 Common Gull, 9 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, (Steve Bacon)
Fairlop, Aldborough Road North,
  • 2 Redwing
  • 3 Collared Dove
Fairlop, Forest Road:
  • male Kestrel (JMakengo)
Gants Hill:
  • male Blackcap
  • Fieldfare
  • (Alan Thomas) - garden sightings

Hainault Forest CP:

  • 4 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Geese, 19 Canada Geese
  • 62 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck,
  • 13 Moorhen, 9 Coot
  • 70 Black Headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull (Steve Bacon)

South Woodford:

  • (PGordon) garden sightings.
  • Sparrowhawk circling
  • Blue Tits checking out a nest box
  • Dunnock actually using a feeder, rather than only 'being worthy enough to gather up the crumbs under the table'

Valentines Park:

  • Valentino the Mediterranean Gull showing very well (see pics) (Emma Charles)
Wanstead, Lakehouse Road:
  • female Sparrowhawk Over
  • 2 Lesser Redpoll (JLethbridge)
Wanstead Flats:
  • 2 Mute Swan, 200 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag Geese, (Paul Ferris)
  • 3 Snipe,
  • 25 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush
  • 2 Stonechat (pair)
  • 2 Lesser Redpoll (J Lethbridge)
  • 23 Skylark
  • 390 Black Headed Gull, 340 Common Gull, 10 Herring Gull (SFisher)
  • 8 Meadow Pipit (THarris)
Wanstead Park:
  • 8 Mute Swan
  • 24 Gadwall, 15 Shoveler, 18 Pochard
  • 4 Grey Heron
  • 2 Teal on Shoulder of Mutton,
  • 3 Eygptian Geese (Tim Harris, Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • 3 Green Woodpecker, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • singing Coal Tit
  • 167 Coot, 47 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe
  • 7 Stock Dove (SFisher)
  • Kingfisher on Ornamtental Waters
  • Buzzard flying south along the path of the Roding.
  • 1 Bullfinch (THarris)
Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:
  • 2 Goldfinch
Epping Forest, Lost Pond: (just outside the borough)
  • 4+ Bramblings with Chaffinches near Lost Pond (TQ423978) (Ian Woodward).

January 16, 2010

January 16th 2010

Ilford, Tavistock Gardens:
  • male Blackcap (PVaughn)

Fairlop, Painters Road:

  • Kestrel on a lamp column
Fairlop Waters CP:
  • 11 Wigeon (Steve Bacon)

Fairlop Gravel Works

  • Green Sandpiper (Steve Bacon)
South Park:
  • 2 Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Moorhens, Coots
  • 4 Pochard (2m, 2f), 1 male Shoveler
  • 20 Collared Dove, 2 Greenfinch, Robin, 2 Blackbird
  • c40 Redwing

Valentines Park:

  • 1 Mediterranean Gull
  • 6 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese
  • 128 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard
  • 90 Coot, 15 Moorhen
  • 30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare (Ian Woodward)
Wanstead Park:
  • 4 Grey Heron
  • Teal on Heronry Pond
  • 4 Green Woodpecker
  • 80 Jackdaw (Jonathan Lethbridge)
Woodford Green:
  • 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
  • 20 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch
  • 5 Redwing, 3 Blackbirds (2m 1f)
  • Great Tits, Blue Tits, Robins
  • (Peter Warne)
Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:
  • 3 Pied Wagtails

Buckhurst Hill, Fairlands Avenue: (just outside the borough)

  • 3 Siskin, 2 Goldfinch (Chris Martin)

Pics - January 2010

very wet Great Spotted Woodpeckers in a Woodford Green garden, 16th Jan 2010 (PWarne)

January 15, 2010

January 15th 2010

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • 4 Mute Swan, 345 Canada Geese, 27 Greylag Geese
  • 37 Tufted Duck, 15 Gadwall, 42 Pochard, 35 Mallard, 53 Wigeon, 12 Teal
  • 65 Coot, 47 Moorhen
  • 7 Little Grebe
  • 2 Grey Heron
  • Woodcock, 238 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover
  • 381 Black Headed Gull, 20 Common Gull, 9 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Yellow-Legged Gull,
  • 3 Kestrel (2male, 1female)
  • 7 Wood Pigeon, 7 Collared Dove,
  • 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Skylark,
  • 57 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 18 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Robin, Dunnock, Wren
  • 60 Starling, 10 Carrion Crow, 16 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 2 Jay
  • 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 11 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 21 Long Tailed Tit
  • 3 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet
  • male Reed Bunting

South Park

  • 267 Black Headed Gull, 27 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull
  • 83 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan,
  • 38 Coot, 24 Moorhen,
  • Little Grebe,
  • Grey Heron,
  • 41 Mallard, Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck (Richard Leighton)
Westwood Road RG:

  • 65 Mallard, 2 Moorhen
  • c75 Feral Pigeon, c20 Starling
  • 2 Blackbird, Great Tit, 3 Goldfinch

Barking Park: (just outside the borough)

  • 80 Black Headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull
  • 157 Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan
  • 123 Coot, 10 Moorhen,
  • 2 Little Grebe,
  • 70 Mallard, Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 24 Tufted Duck (Richard Leighton)

Chadwall Heath, Whalebone Grove: (just outside the borough)

  • 12 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare (Graham Wallis)

January 14, 2010

January 14th 2010

Bush Wood:
  • 1 Woodcock
  • 10 Blackbird, 5 Fieldfare 35 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Wren
  • 3 Wood Pigeon,
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 21 Blue Tit, 14 Great Tit, 2 Long Tailed Tit
  • Goldcrest (heard)
  • 9 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpie, 5 Jay, 60 Starling
  • 5 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Chaffinch

Eagle Pond:

  • 4 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese
  • 49 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 46 Shoveler, 30 Mallard, 2 Gadwall
  • 62 Coot, 9 Moorhen
  • 260 Black Headed Gull, 10 Common Gull

Goodmayes Park:

  • 2 Mute Swan, 69 Canada Geese
  • 56 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck
  • 28 Coot, 8 Moorhen
  • 5 Fieldfare, 80 Redwing
  • 50 Starling
  • Green Woodpecker (Ian Woodward)

Goodmayes, Oakwood Gardens:

  • 15 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare
  • pair of Blackcap (Richard Leighton)

Knighton Woods:

  • 7 Jay, 8 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Jackdaw
  • 2 Treecreeper
  • 12 Chaffinch
  • 3 Moorhen
  • 10 Long-Tailed-Tit mixed with Blue Tits and Great Tits
  • Wood Pigeons (Peter Warne)

Wanstead Park:

  • 8 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Geese,
  • 84 Mallard, 13 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 9 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck
  • female Goldeneye on The Basin
  • 7 Little Grebe,
  • Grey Heron on the frozen Perch Pond
  • 176 Coot, 28 Moorhen,
  • 150 Black Headed Gull, 10 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull
  • 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker
  • 2 Ring Necked Parakeet over Heronry Pond
  • 40 Wood Pigeon,
  • Chiffchaff in the Dell
  • 2 Song Thrush, 80 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 12 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock
  • 15 Carrion Crow, 8 Magpie, 2 Jay, 12 Starling
  • 48 Blue Tit, 22 Great Tit, 14 Long Tailed Tit,
  • 2 Goldcrest at the Glade
  • 10 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch,

Woodford Bridge:

  • male Blackcap
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull
  • Green Woodpecker (Alan Hobson)

Chingford: (just outside the borough)

  • Goshawk (Bob - Fairlop Waters Ranger)

January 13, 2010

January 13th 2010

Fairlop Waters:
  • 4 Mute Swan,
  • 390 Canada Goose, 40 Greylag Goose
  • 9 Little Grebe
  • 19 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 61 Mallard, 48 Pochard, 41 Wigeon, 10 Teal
  • 52 Coot, 62 Moorhen, Water Rail
  • 70 Lapwing
  • 161 Black Headed Gull, 58 Common Gull, 10 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull
  • male Kestrel
  • 7 Collared Dove, 7 Wood Pigeon, 4 Feral Pigeon,
  • 27 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, Fieldfare, 7 Robin, 4 Wren, 2 Dunnock
  • 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker,
  • 18 Carrion Crow, 19 Magpie, 4 Jay, 2 Starling, 1 House Sparrow
  • 8 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Chaffinch
  • 25 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 17 Long Tailed Tit

Forest Farm, Fairlop:

  • 1 Robin singing from a shelf in the farm shop!

Hainault, Greenwood Gardens:

  • 2 Collared Dove, 4 Wood Pigeon

Snaresbrook:

  • Woodcock
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Goldcrest (DBa)

Wanstead Park:

  • female Goosander on the bit of Ornamental Water that is not frozen (JPElms)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • Mistle Thrush, Blackbird
  • 2 Blue Tit

January 12, 2010

January 12th 2010

Fairlop, Aldborough Road North:
  • 20 Fieldfare (PVaughn)

Fairlop, Forest Road:

  • Kestrel on a Lamp Column near Fairlop Tube Station (Tajinder Lachhar)

Fairlop Waters:

  • 5 Redwings, 10 Fieldfares,
  • 6 Magpies,
  • 5 Great Tits, 12 Blue Tits,
  • 42 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 16 Mallard, 5 Little Grebes, 40 Greylag, 46 Wigeon, 42 Pochard, 18 Tufted Ducks, 2 Gadwall, 4 Mute Swan
  • 46 Lapwing,
  • 2 Kestrels,
  • 2 Green Woodpeckers, Song Thrush (CIS)

Hainault, Hanover Gardens:

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay
  • Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (Eddie Barnes)

Hainault Forest CP:

  • 2 Fieldfare near the entrance: (Tajinder Lachhar)

Little Heath, Little Heath School:

  • 6 Fieldfare

Roding Valley Park:

  • southern section from Charlie Browns to Redbridge Roundabout
  • 52 Mallard, 2 Teal, 11 Moorhen
  • female Kestrel near Redbridge Roundabout, on a pylon.
  • 29 Wood Pigeon,
  • 6 Magpie, 13 Carrion Crow
  • 13 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Fieldfare, 26 Redwing, 2 Robin, 3 Wren
  • 9 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 18 Long Tailed Tit,
  • 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch (DEH)

South Woodford:

  • 3 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2 Blackbird in the garden,
  • Fieldfares being aggressive towards the others..(PGordon)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 150 Canada Geese, 5 Shoveler, 40+ Mallard, 4 Mute Swan,
  • pair of Stock Dove,
  • Green Woodpecker,
  • 4 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing,
  • Reed Bunting,
  • approx 80 Carrion Crow (J Lethbridge).

Wanstead Park:

  • female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in the Dell,
  • Ring-necked Parakeet (J Lethbridge).

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • Mistle Thrush chasing the Feral Pigeons
  • 2 Robins singing
  • Pied Wagtail
  • 2 Blue Tits

Buckhurst Hill, Roebuck Road (just outside the borough)

  • female Blackcap (ATW)

Collier Row, Sheila Road: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 Lesser Redpoll (Des Newton)

Highams Park: (just outside the borough)

  • male Blackcap
  • Little Egret
  • (by the Station) (MDD)

January 11, 2010

January 11th 2010

Chadwell Heath, Chadwell Heath Lane:
  • 2 Collared Dove

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • 4 Mute Swan, 56 Greylag Geese, 295 Canada Geese (many more geese than usual),
  • 38 Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck, 46 Wigeon, 21 Mallard, 3 Gadwall,
  • 9 Little Grebe
  • 52 Coot, 28 Moorhen,
  • 2 male Kestrel
  • 2 male Pheasant
  • 178 Black Headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 4 Lesser Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull
  • 64 Lapwing, Snipe
  • 1 Meadow Pipit
  • 3 Collared Dove, 8 Wood Pigeon,
  • 3 Fieldfare, 16 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock,
  • 13 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 20 Long Tailed Tit,
  • 8 Carrion Crow, 13 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw (over), 2 Jay, 10 Starling, 6 House Sparrow,
  • 5 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, (DEH/Richard Iles)

Goodmayes Park:

  • 2 Mute Swan, 74 Canada Geese,
  • 56 Mallard, 1 male Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck
  • 26 Coot, 10 Moorhen,
  • 196 Black Headed Gull, 6 Common Gull
  • 1 Pied Wagtail,
  • 148 Feral Pigeon, 10 Collared Dove (island), 12 Wood Pigeon,
  • 7 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, Robin,
  • 3 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Jay, 10 Starling, 8 House Sparrow,
  • 4 Blue Tit, 2 Long Tailed Tit,
  • 3 Chaffinch

Hainault Forest CP:

  • 4 Mute Swan, 104 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Geese
  • 62 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 male Pochard, 2 Mandarin (pair)
  • 13 Coot, 18 Moorhen,
  • Grey Heron
  • 42 Black Headed Gull, 4 Common Gull,
  • Pied Wagtail
  • 40 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove,
  • 16 Fieldfare, 3 Blackbird, 3 Robin,
  • 4 Carrion Crow, 17 Jackdaw, 3 Starling,
  • 4 Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit

Wanstead:

  • escaped White-Cheeked Turaco that has been in the area for about a year now (ATW)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Pied Wagtail by Alexandra Lake (JLethbride)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • Mistle Thrush,
  • 2 Magpie,
  • 2 Blue Tit

Connaught Water: (just outside the borough)

  • pair of Wigeon, Mandarin
  • Treecreeper, 3 Coal Tit
  • male Bullfinch (DBa)

Whipps Cross: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 Woodcock (J-P Elms)

January 10, 2010

January 10th 2010

Barkingside:

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker in the neighbours garden (Tony Leaderman)

Claybury Park:

  • Brambling, 5 Lesser Redpoll,
  • Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, Song Thrush
  • Flock of Goldfinches (Alan Hobson)

Fairlop, Aldborough Road North:

  • Little Owl on a telegraph pylon, 6pm (DEH)

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • Water Rail by the jetties showing well.
  • Redwing, Fieldfare
  • Among my 31 ticks this morning I also saw Green Woodpecker,
  • loads of Pochard and Wigeon
  • a Wren,
  • Kestrel,
  • Common Gulls and Lesser Black Backed Gulls. (Tony Leaderman)
Ilford, Ley Street:

  • 10 Redwing (DEH)

Ilford Baptist Church:

  • Pied Wagtail

Wanstead Park:

  • Water Rail at the Dell,
  • male Firecrest (Reservoir Wood),
  • 8 Little Grebe, 8 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 220 Coot, 34 Moorhen,
  • Grey Wagtail (The Basin)
  • 6 Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk (SFisher)
  • Goldcrest (still in conifers left of grotto, walking away from Dell)
    5 Ring Necked Parakeets - 1 on its own, 4 together
    Canada geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 6 Pochard, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Little grebe,
  • Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Mute Swans
  • Common and Black Headed Gulls and 1 Herring Gull
  • Magpies, Jackdaws (over), Carrion Crows, 2 Jays
  • 2 Green Woodpeckers
  • Blue Tits, Great Tits, Long-Tailed Tits, Robins, Wrens, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Starlings, Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwings, Wood Pigeons, Feral Pigeons
  • (Sally Hammond)
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming in Resevoir Woods (Kathy Hartnett)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 5 Shoveler (Alexandra Pond),
  • c250 Common Gulls,
  • 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Kestrel,
  • 8 Skylark (Flats), (S Fisher).

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • pair of Pied Wagtails
Roding Valley NR: (just outside the borough)

  • Little Egret;
  • pr Mandarin; 4 Pochard;
  • Kestrel;
  • 3 Snipe; male Blackcap;
  • 5 Fieldfare (BJ)

Barking, Cavendish Gardens: (just outside the borough)

  • Woodcock (per CS)

Collier Row, Birds Farm Avenue: (just outside the borough)

  • 30 Redwing
  • male Blackcap (Ian Phillips)

Epping Forest, The Charter Road and Oak Hill: (just outside the borough)

  • Firecrest, Nuthatch, Coal Tit,
  • Great-spotted woodpecker (Ian Woodward)

Epping Forest, Highams Park Lake: (just outside the borough)

  • 56 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 13 Pochard, 5 Tufted duck, 11 Canada geese, 81 Coot, 12 Moorhen,
  • Little Egret,
  • Sparrowhawk,
  • Fieldfare (Ian Woodward)

Forest Gate, Barwick Road: (just outside the borough)

  • 17 Redwing, Fieldfare (Eve Wee)

January 09, 2010

January 9th 2010

Bush Wood:
  • At least 3 Redwings seen whilst driving by

Eagle Pond:

  • 150 Black Headed Gull, 30 Common Gull
  • 26 Feral Pigeon,
  • 5 Mute Swan, 62 Canada Geese
  • 27 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 39 Tufted Duck, 38 Shoveler
  • 16 Moorhen, 65 Coot
  • 2 Carrion Crow

Epping Forest, The Birbeck:

  • Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 2 Great Tit, 7 Long Tailed Tit
  • Robin

Epping Forest, Hatch Forest & Plain:

  • 3 Snipe along the banks of the River Ching
  • Kingfisher along the River Ching and a female Grey Wagtail
  • 2 Ring Necked Parakeet
  • 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 29 Wood Pigeon, 1 Stock Dove
  • 14 Blackbird, Song Thrush, 13 Redwing, 18 Fieldfare, 3 Robin, 3 Wren, Dunnock
  • 15 Magpie, 17 Carrion Crow, 2 Jay
  • 19 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 10 Long Tailed Tit
  • 2 Chaffinch, Greenfinch

Epping Forest, Whitehall Plain:

  • Redwing, Fieldfare, Blackbird
  • 2 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Blue Tit
  • Kingfisher along the River Ching from Hatch Forest

Hainault Forest CP:

  • Woodcock (Graham Hart)

Ilford:

  • garden sightings
  • Common Gull grabbed some leftovers!.
  • Wren (first in the garden for 3 weeks) (Barbara J)

South Woodford, Chigwell Road:

  • c20 Redwings by Christ Church South Woodford

South Woodford:

  • Woodcock, Snipe (KMu)

Valentines Park:

  • Little Grebe
  • Green Woodpecker
  • 10 Goldfinch
  • Wren (Barbara J)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 3 Redwing
  • Pied Wagtail by Alexandra Lake
  • 8 Mute Swan (4 adult and 2 juv at Alexandra Lake, 2 Adult at Jubliee pond)
  • 196 Canada Geese (161 at Alexandra, 35 at Jubilee)
  • 69 Mallard (50 at Alexandra, 19 at Jubilee)
  • 5 Shoveler, 35 Coot, 14 Moorhen at Alexandra Lake
  • Little Grebe at Alexandra Lake
  • only 29 Feral Pigeon at Alexandra Lake, 64 at Jubilee Pond. (DEH)
  • 1 Meadow Pipit (JLethbridge)

Wanstead Park:

  • 1 Ring Necked Parakeet
  • Mute Swans, Mallard, Gadwall, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe,
  • Grey Heron x2,
  • Common Gulls and Black Headed Gulls
  • Magpies, Jackdaws (over), Carrion Crows
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpecker
  • Blue Tits, Great Tits, Long-Tailed Tits
  • Robins, Wrens,
  • Chaffinch, Starlings, Blackbirds, Song thrush,
  • Wood Pigeons, Collared Doves (2), Feral Pigeons,
  • 15 Siskin at the Dell (Sally Hammond)
  • 9 Pochard, 20 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare
  • Water Rail by the Dell (JLethbridge)

Woodford Green, Chingford Lane:

  • 21 Jackdaws roosting. (Most i've seen in this area by far).

Woodford Green:

  • garden sightings
  • Many Blue and Great tits,
  • 12 Greenfinch, female Siskin, m+f Chaffinch,
  • Robins,
  • 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (m),
  • 3 Jackdaws, 2 Jay, 3 Magpie,
  • Wood Pigeons, 2 Collared Dove,
  • 3 Redwing, umpteen starlings, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Dunnock. (Peter Warne)

Mayesbrook Park: (just outside the borough)

  • Woodcock (site tick), 4+ Snipe along stream,
  • 2 Meadow Pipit,
  • 25 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare,
  • Little Egret,
  • 75 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler,
  • 2 Little Grebe,
  • 2 Green Woodpecker,
  • increase in Common Gull (c50), 12 Herring gull, 6 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 250+ Black Headed Gull. (Paul Hawkins)

Loughton Brook: (just outside the borough)

  • Little Egret; 2 Snipe; 2 Grey Wagtail; 2 Fieldfare; 5 Redwing (BJ)

Collier Row, Birds Farm Avenue: (just outside the borough)

  • 3 Redwing, Fieldfare,
  • male Blackcap, 40+ House Sparrow, Dunnock, Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit,
  • 3 Starling, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Wood Pigeon, 8 Feral Pigeon, 2 Carrion Crow,
  • 2 Black-Headed Gull (Ian Phillips)

Buckhurst Hill, Fairlands Avenue: (just outside the borough)

  • Grey Wagtail (Martin Smith)

Connaught Water: (just outside the borough)

  • 85 Mandarin Duck, 65 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, male Australian Wood Duck (Simon Papps)

Pics - January 2010

Egpytian Geese at Valentines Park, 3rd Jan 2010 (JMillea) (above and below)


Siskin inna di garden, Woodford Green (PWarne)



Nuthatch, Knighton Woods - 3rd January 2010 (PWarne)



Shoveler, Knighton Woods - 3rd January 2010 (Peter Warne)

January 08, 2010

January 8th 2010

Roding Valley Park:
  • The section from Woodford Bridge to Charlie Browns
  • 51 Mallard, 12 Moorhen
  • 23 Wood Pigeon, 5 Feral Pigeon (Charlie Browns Roundabout)
  • 20 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 13 Long Tailed Tit
  • 2 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet
  • 8 Blackbird, 3 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Wren
  • 6 Magpie, 11 Carrion Crow, 2 Jay

South Woodford, Chigwell Road Allotments:

  • 6 House Sparrow
  • 6 Blackbird, 9 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin,
  • 8 Magpie, 50 Starling,
  • 7 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit,
  • 10 Wood Pigeon, 45 Feral Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove
  • 1 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch

Wanstead, Mansfield Road:

  • Brambling (Ape)

Wanstead Park:

  • 2 Canada Goose, Mallard, 50 Coot, 20 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull (JLethbridge)
  • Magpie, Jay, Ring Necked Parakeet, Wood Pigeon, Starling
  • 3 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 10 Little Grebe, Water Rail, Moorhen
  • 2 Cormorant, 2 Snipe, Grey Heron
  • Blue Tit, Great Tit, 10 Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch,
  • Sparrowhawk,
  • 8 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Green Woodpecker,
  • Blackbird, 4 Mistle Thrush, 8 Redwing, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Song Thrush, Fieldfare,
  • Kingfisher,
  • Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit,
  • m Kestrel,
  • House Sparrow (Nick Croft)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • 2 Robins singing competitively
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Blue Tit
  • 2 Feral Pigeons

Collier Row, River Rom: (metres outside the borough)

  • Little Egrets; Snipe, Grey Wagtail (Ian Phillips)

Collier Row, Birds Farm Avenue: (just outside the borough)

  • m Blackcap (Ian Phillips)

Forest Gate, Capel Road: (just outside the borough)

  • male Blackcap (Paul Ferris)

January 07, 2010

January 7th 2010

Barkingside, Horns Road:
  • Redwings (Eddie Barnes)

Fairlop, Forest Road:

  • female Kestrel on a lamp column

Fairlop, Hainault Road:

  • Kestrel hovering

Fairlop Gravel Works, Painters Lane:

  • south side of Painters Lane
  • 298 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover
  • 2 Grey Heron
  • 9 Pheasant (8 female, 1 male)
  • 3 Meadow Pipit
  • Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Wren
  • 13 Carrion Crow, Magpie
  • 3 Brown Hares (possibly 4)

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • 139 Lapwing on the island
  • 2 Little Grebe
  • 2 Mute Swan, 14 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck
  • Grey Heron

Hainault, Hanover Gardens:

  • Pied Wagtail
  • Black-Headed Gull
  • 20 Fieldfare, 3+ Blackbirds, 2 Redwings eating fallen apples in a neighbours garden (Eddie Barnes)

Ilford:

  • garden feeders completely manic all morning
  • Grey Wagtail still present, now joined by Pied Wagtail
  • 6 Blackbirds,
  • 4 Chaffinches
  • 25+ starlings
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Also: Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robin, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon, Magpie (Barbara J)

Ilford, Tavistock Gardens:

  • 3 Redwing (PVaughn)

Little Heath, Hargreaves Camp:

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker

Roding Valley Park, Northern Section:

  • Woodford Bridge towards Buckhurst Hill
  • 42 Mallard, 12 Moorhen
  • Water Rail at the river bank showing very well.
  • Snipe
  • 7 Pheasant (2 m, 5 f)
  • female Kestrel, female Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Cormorant flying down river (low)
  • Grey Wagtail (heard)
  • 31 Wood Pigeon, 3 Stock Dove
  • 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 9 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, Song Thrush, 8 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 3 Wren
  • 5 Carrion Crow, 9 Magpie, 2 Jay, 2 Starling
  • 7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 10 Long Tailed Tit
  • 2 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch (DEH)

Wanstead, Lakehouse Road:

  • Snipe.... garden tick, flushed by a dog walker on Wanstead Flats!
  • other garden sightings include:
  • 9 Canada Geese (over)
  • Herring Gull, 5 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 12 Black Headed Gull, Grey Heron (over)
  • 10 Wood Pigeon, 18 Feral Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker,
  • 2 Magpie, 7 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 16 Starling,
  • 59 Fieldfare, 17 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, 2 Robin, Dunnock, Wren,
  • 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit,
  • 4 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, (JLethbridge)

Wanstead, Mansfield Road:

  • 2 Lesser Redpoll (APe)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Green Woodpecker (Paul Ferris)
  • 6 Mute Swan (2 adult, 4 juv) on Alexandra Lake (PF)

Wanstead Park:

  • 1 Ring Necked Parakeet
  • 6 Pochard, pair of Shoveler, 2 Tufted Ducks, Coot, Swans, Mallards, Canada Geese
  • 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Sparrowhawk
  • 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock (Barbara J)

Woodford Bridge, Hazeleigh Gardens:

  • Birds seen from my window:
  • 15 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing (both, the first ive seen from the window in 19 years)
  • 2 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit
  • 2 female Blackcap (had suspected two but can now confirm it)
  • Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, Robin
  • 8 Starling, 10 House Sparrow, 2 Carrion Crow
  • 2 Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie
  • 1 Lesser Blackbacked Gull (Sue Cowie)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • Cormorant (over)
  • 2 Pied Wagtails (a pair)
  • 2 Blue Tits
  • 3 Feral Pigeons
  • 1 Blackbird (DEH)

Buckhurst Hill: (just outside the borough)

  • 6 Redwing at the Railway Station (DBr)

Collier Row, River Rom: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 Little Egrets; Snipe (Ian Phillips)

Collier Row, Birds Farm Avenue: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 Redwing; m Blackcap (Ian Phillips)

Dagenham, Peartree Gardens: (just outside the borough)

  • near Goodmayes Park
  • Redwing (Terry Robinson)

Epping Forest, Connaught Water: (just outside the borough)

  • 33 Mandarin, 17 Teal, 70 Mallard,
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker (RB)

Forest Gate: (just outside the borough)

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker (Paul Ferris)

Leyton Flats: (just outside the borough)

  • 79 Fieldfare (mostly flying SE), 1 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit (Gary James)

Roding Valley Nature Reserve: (just outside the borough)

  • Kestrel;
  • Lapwing, Green Sandpiper,
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Grey Wagtail,
  • 18 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing. (BJ)

January 06, 2010

January 6th 2010

Aldersbrook:
  • garden sightings in an Aldersbrook Estate garden
  • 4 Ring Necked Parakeets (the most I've seen perched in our avenue's gardens together)
  • 2 Magpies, 1 Jay
  • 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 3 Blackbirds (2 M, 1F), Wren, Dunnock, Robin
  • 70 Starlings - across 2 gardens, 5 House Sparrows
  • 2 Blue Tits
  • 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch,
  • 6 Wood Pigeon
  • Over - many Carrion Crows up to 3 together, 3 Black Headed Gulls. (Sally Hammond)

Claybury Park:

  • 1 Grey Heron
  • 1 male Merlin flew through the park
  • 27 Meadow Pipit, (probably a lot more)
  • 24 Wood Pigeon, 2 Stock Dove
  • 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker
  • 5 Blackbird, 3 Redwing, Robin
  • 31 Blue Tit, 15 Great Tit, 7 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit
  • 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper
  • 20 Chaffinch, 19 Goldfinch, 10 Greenfinch
  • 17 Carrion Crow, 19 Magpie, Jay (DEH)

South Woodford:

  • Grey Heron in neighbours garden (PGordon)

Wanstead Park:

  • 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard,
  • Shoveler (on Heronry Pond), 3 Little Grebe,
  • Grey Heron (Perch Pond),
  • 4 Ring-necked Parakeet,
  • 8 Lesser Redpoll (The Dell) (J Lethbridge)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 2 Grey Heron
  • Snipe
  • 9 Ring-necked Parakeet over
  • 22 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit (JLethbridge)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • Mistle Thrush, Blackbird
  • 2 Pied Wagtails
  • Blue Tit singing
  • flock of Feral Pigeons (DEH)

Barking: (just outside the borough)

  • Redwing on Longbridge Road (PHa)

Buckhurst Hill: (just outside the borough)

  • Redwings and Goldfinches in the garden (Chris Marshall)

January 05, 2010

January 5th 2010

Epping Forest, Knighton Woods:

  • 5 Moorhen marshalling the frozen lake
  • 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 4 Nuthatch
  • 25 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 8 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit
  • 3 Chaffinch
  • 14 Fieldfare, 5 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 3 Wren
  • 14 Magpie, 7 Jay, 6 Carrion Crow
  • 8 Wood Pigeon
  • 10 Grey Squirrel and a Fox

Epping Forest, Reeds Forest:

  • 3 Redwing in the section between New Road and High Road

Epping Forest, The Birbeck:

  • 10 Wood Pigeon
  • 8 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 2 Long Tailed Tit
  • 3 Redwing, Robin
  • 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie
  • Chaffinch, 15 Siskin
  • 3 Grey Squirrel and Fox

Epping Forest, Whitehall Plain:

  • 4 Carrion Crow, 14 Magpie, 1 Jay
  • 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit,
  • 4 Greenfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 6 Siskin
  • Song Thrush
  • 5 Wood Pigeon

Redbridge, Beal School:

  • Pied Wagtail

Valentines Park:

  • both lakes were 90% frozen, but there were still:
  • 6 Mute Swan (boating lake)
  • 10 Canada Geese with 1 hybrid Greylag (fish pond)
  • 161 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 male Pochard, 4 Shoveler (2m, 2f), 128 Coot, 41 Moorhen
  • Grey Heron
  • 268 Black Headed Gull, 35 Common Gull
  • 248 Feral Pigeon, 46 Wood Pigeon, 13 Collared Dove
  • 70+ Carrion Crow, 6 Magpie, Jay, 3 Starling
  • 7 Blackbird, 3 Robin, Wren, Mistle Thrush,
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 10 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit

Wanstead Flats:

  • Mallard, 2 Mute Swan,
  • Cormorant NW,
  • Green Woodpecker,
  • 9 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit,
  • Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Dunnock
  • 4 Goldfinch, Greenfinch,
  • 4-5 Reed Bunting, Jay,
  • 50+ Crow. (J Lethbridge)

Wanstead Park, Reservoir Wood:

  • 3 Song Thrush, Blackbird, 12+ Long-tailed Tits, Jay (J Lethbridge)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • male Blackbird
  • Robin Singing
  • Blue Tit
  • 8 Black Headed Gulls and 1 Carrion Crow on the field.

Woodford Green, The Green:

  • 5 Moorhen on the pond by the post office, with 2 Common Gull, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Jackdaw and 1 Jay
  • 1 Moorhen on the pond by the Police Station
  • Blackbird and 2 Magpie by Inmans Row

Epping Forest, Highams Park Lake: (just outside the borough)

  • Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe,
  • Black-Headed Gull, Common Gull,
  • Little Egret, Grey Heron,
  • Blackbird, Robin, Wren
  • Blue tit, Great Tit, Goldcrest,
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker,
  • Carrion crow, Magpie,
  • Feral Pigeon, Wood Pigeon,
  • Ring-Necked Parakeet, (Ian Woodward)

Connaught Water: (just outside the borough)

  • drake Red Crested Pochard, 40 Mandarin (Simon Papps)

January 04, 2010

January 4th 2010

Bush Wood, Wanstead:
  • 2 Goldcrest (Jonathan Lethbridge)
  • calling Tawny Owl (Tim Harris)

Fairlop Waters CP:

  • The main lake is 80% frozen and all the others are completely frozen.
  • 218 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 45 Mallard, 22 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 20 Tufted Duck
  • 10 Little Grebe
  • 63 Coot, 50 Moorhen
  • 4 Lapwing
  • 2 Grey Heron
  • 1 female Sparrowhawk seen chasing a Blackbird by the fishing lake
  • 145 Black Headed Gull, 58 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black Backed Gull
  • 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 3 Feral Pigeon, 10 Collared Dove, 16 Wood Pigeon,
  • 11 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 18 Fieldfare, 4 Robin, 3 Dunnock, Wren
  • 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit
  • 15 Magpie, 13 Carrion Crow, 5 Jay, 4 Starling
  • 11 Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit
  • Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, Goldfinch
  • 2 Reed Bunting (1m, 1f)
  • Brown Hare (first time i have seen it in the Country Park, usually seen in surrounding farmland and Gravel Works, also, 3 Rabbit.

Hainault:

  • 2 Fieldfares and numerous Redwing in neighbours garden (Eddie Barnes)

Valentines Park:

  • Grey Heron
  • Several Common Gull and 1 Herring Gull amongst the Black Headed Gull flock
  • 6 Redwing
  • 1 Goldcrest
  • female Chaffinch (Barbara J)

Wanstead:

  • 1 Fieldfare in the garden (JLethbridge)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 8 Fieldfare, 40+ Redwing (J Lethbridge)
  • 15 Skylark (PFerris)

Wanstead Park, the Basin:

  • 3 Little Grebe, Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, Moorhen, 60+ Coot;
  • Pied Wagtail adjacent (J Lethbridge);
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming in Resevoir Wood (Paul Ferris)

Woodford Bridge Pond:

  • 11 Canada Geese (DEH)

Woodford Bridge, Hazeleigh Gardens:

  • female Blackcap (Sue Cowie)

Woodford Green, Broadmead Baptist Church:

  • 8 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crows, 5 Wood Pigeon
  • 3 Grey Squirrels

Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:

  • female Pied Wagtail

Leyton Flats: (just outside the borough)

  • 1 Drake Wigeon (rare here), Gadwall, 27 Shoveler,
  • 9 Fieldfare,
  • Sparrowhawk,
  • 8 Lesser Redpoll (Gary A James).

Epping Forest, Great Monk Wood: (just outside the borough)

  • 2 female Brambling (MS)

January 03, 2010

January 3rd 2010

Epping Forest, Knighton Woods:
  • 5 Shoveler (1 male, 3 female, 1 1st winter)
  • Nuthatch
  • 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Kestrel
  • 6 Redwing (Peter Warne)
Fairlop Gravel Works:
  • Green Sandpiper (Alan Bell)

Fairlop, Hainault Road:

  • 2 Fieldfare

Chadwell Heath, Selinas Road/Freshwater Road:

  • Fieldfare (JMakengo)

Wanstead Park:

  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling from Ornamental Waters, 6 Great-spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers,
  • 38 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 10 Shoveler, 12 Little Grebe,
  • 1 Lesser Redpoll,
  • 15 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush,
  • 3 Stock Dove,
  • male Coal Tit. (SFisher)
  • Goldcrest in the conifers by the folly
  • Ring-Necked Parakeet
  • Long-Tailed Tits, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins, Wrens (Sally Hammond)

Wanstead Flats:

  • 31 Skylark,
  • 300+ Common Gulls,
  • Reed Bunting, 1 Meadow Pipit (S Fisher)

Ilford:

  • Grey Wagtail in a garden again (as per yesterday) (Barbara J)

Valentines Park:

  • Valentino the Mediterranean Gull (JMartin-Ellis)
  • 11 Pochard (MSevoir)
  • 2 Egyptian Geese (JMillea)

Eagle Pond:

  • 12 Shovelers with the usual Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Moorhen, Coots (PGordon)

South Woodford:

  • Cormorant (over)
  • Redwing in the garden
  • Sparrowhawk,
  • Lesser Black Backed Gulls being mobbed by Carrion Crows (PGordon)

Hollow Pond, Leyton Flats: (just outside the borough)

  • Great Crested Grebe (PGordon)

Pics - January 2010

Sparrowhawk in the back Garden, Jan 1st 2010 (PGordon)

imm male Smew at Connaught Water in late December (just outside the borough) (PWarne)

Slavonian Grebe @ Fairlop Waters, Dec 20th 2009 (NTwyford)


Ruddy Duck at Fairlop Waters, Jan 2010 (MBraun)


male Pochard at Fairlop Waters, Jan 2010 (MBraun)

Black Headed Gull & Common Gull, Fairlop Waters - Jan 2010 (MBraun)


Coot at Fairlop Waters - Jan 2010 (MBraun)