February 16, 2011

February 16th 2011

Barkingside, Fullwell Avenue:
  • I was thrilled to see a little flock of about 12 Waxwing in Fullwell Avenue about 8.15 this morning. They were perched in a tree, then flew along the road a bit and perched again so I got a good look at them before they flew off in the direction of Barkingside High St. (Jan M-Ellis)
Claybury Park:
  • Grey Heron,
  • green woodpecker,
  • blue/great/long-tailed and Coal Tits,
  • redwing, a "charm" of ten goldfinches,
  • Goldcrest,
  • dunnock, house sparrow (max four together) (Eddie Barnes)
  • Treecreeper, up to 2 Nuthatches, Coal Tit, Goldcrest,
  • at least 6 Stock Doves, Grey Heron,
  • up to 4 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers,
  • around 8 Jays,
  • 2 Canade Geese,
  • Redwing, Song Thrush, half a dozen Goldfinches, 3 flocks of Long-tailed Tits (Alan Hobson)
Hainault, Hannover Gardens:
  • Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker in my garden (Eddie Barnes)
Valentines Park:
  • In Association with Redbridge U3A Birdwatching Group,
  • Great Crested Grebe,
  • Grey Heron,
  • Mute Swan (4 ad) ,
  • Canada Goose, Greylag Goose (3), Egyptian Goose (1) -ringed,
  • Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pochard (4m, 4f + 1 hybrid pochard x tufted),
  • Coot , Moorhen,
  • Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull – very black head,
  • Feral Pigeon ,Wood Pigeon ,Collared Dove, Stock Dove,
  • Green Woodpecker (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker(1),
  • Pied Wagtail (10),
  • Wren, Dunnock(5),
  • Robin , Mistle Thrush (3), Song Thrush (2), Blackbird, Redwing (c40),
  • BlueTit ,Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit (6),
  • Magpie, Carrion Crow,Starling,
  • House Sparrow (6), In / along the Brisbane Road hedges,
  • Chaffinch(10), Greenfinch (3), Siskin (12) (Mike Condon)
Wanstead Flats:
  • Ground nesting birds are back in force:
  • 19 Meadow Pipits by the SSSI; 14 Skylarks, including 6 singing birds, east of Centre Road;
  • 2 singing Reed Bunting in SSSI (Tim Harris)
  • Mediterranean Gull (6th day),
  • Little Owl (west end of Long Wood), sub-song Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush (NC/Steve Thorpe).
Wanstead Park:
  • 6 Waxwing at the junction of Seagry Road / Overton Drive by The Basin 09:24 (NC/ST/Birdguides),
  • Great Crested Grebe (basin), 2 Little Grebe,
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker,
  • Siskin, singing Mistle Thrush, singing Goldcrest, Coal Tit,
  • 4m Teal (SoM). (NC)
Woodford Green, Broadmead Estate:
  • singing Dunnock singing Robin and 2 Blue Tit early am (DEH)

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