February 24, 2011

February 24th 2011


  • 2 Goldcrest in the garden (Tony Leaderman)

Gants Hill:

  • only 1 Waxwing left in the Redbridge Institute Car Park this morning... and no berries left on the tree so i fear that they will not be back :( (Neil Twyford)

Ilford, A406:

  • Kestrel along the verge just south of Ilford (DEH)

Valentines Park:

  • Valentino the Mediterranean Gull showing well in the air (PHopkins)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Wanstead Flats: 4 Greylag gesse, 8+ m Shoveler, 2 f Shoveler, 10 Mute swan (6 imm, 4 ad), 5+ m Gadwall, 2f Gadwall, 75+Black-headed gulls, 80+Common gull, possible Ring-billed gull ??? (Brandon Anderson).

Wanstead Park:

  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming on the plain this morning
  • Water Rail on Perch Pond
  • 20+ Siskin by the teahut
  • displaying Sparrowhawk (Tim Harris)
  • Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Black-headed gull, 3 Long-tailed tit, a Cormorant flying overhead, and 2 Egyptian gesse (Brandon Anderson).


  • Grey Wagtail and Great Spotted Woodpecker both over the high road this morning (Tony Brown)

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