January 03, 2011

January 3rd 2011

Fairlop Waters:
  • Wood Pigeons, House Sparrows, Carrion Crows, Magpies, 2 Robins, Grey Heron, Pochards, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Gadwalls, 2 Great crested Grebes, 2 female Smew,

  • Black-headed Gulls, Lesser black-backed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull,

  • 150+ Lapwings, 2 Golden Plover (Emma Charles)

Hainault, Hanover Gardens:
  • 6 Redwing in the garden (Eddie Barnes)
Roding Valley Park:
  • Peregrine Falcon! 1st ever sighting and I saw it twice for longish periods. Firstly over the scrubland area and then landing on a pylon. Then again by the river also on a pylon, it flew to another pylon and appeared to be eating something. After about 10 minutes some crows mobbed it and it flew off.

  • Also - Pair of Coots, also the first time I've seen Coots on the river at that section, pair of Swans and a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Others: Fieldfare, Redwing, Lesser Black Backed, Herring gull, Black Headed gull, Wrens, Robins, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Great, Blue and Long Tailed tits, Blackbirds, Song thrushes, Mallards, lots of Moorhens (Peter Gordon)

Wanstead, garden:
  • Jan 3rd - Wanstead - female Blackcap (present for last two weeks), Coal Tit
Wanstead Flats:
  • Cormorant, 6 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag Goose, 200+ Canada, 2 Gadwall, 35 Mallard, 13 Shoveler, Pochard, 9 Tuftie, 3 Moorhen, 20+ Coot, 150+ Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Great Black Backed Gull east over Capel Point mid-afternoon, 350+ Black Headed Gull, 50+ Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, 4 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 13 Redwing, 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 13 Great Tit, 11 Blue Tit, Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 40+ Starling, 2 Jay, 7 Magpie, 50+ Jackdaw, 150+ Crow (J Lethbridge)
Wanstead Park:
  • 6 Goldcrests, Firecrest, 2 Siskins, 4 Ring-necked Parakeets (DBa), 2 Grey Heron, 9 Great Spotted Woodpecker (4 drumming), 8 Goldcrest (JL).

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