March 23, 2011

March 23rd 2011

Claybury Park:
  • 4 Nuthatch (2 pairs, both nest building)
  • 12 Stock Dove (most i have ever seen here)
  • Reed Bunting
  • Chiffchaff
  • 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • 3 Jay, 3 Long Tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Greenfinch
  • the Feral 'snow' Goose, 2 Canada Goose, Coot (on nest, 2nd year running), (Alan Hobson)
  • Sparrowhawk over Hannover Gnds (Eddie Barnes)

Hainault Forest CP:

  • Buzzard over (Steve Bacon)
  • 3 Jays squabbling in the trees by the Kenneth Moore Theatre in central Ilford - It was lovely to see the jays right in the town centre like that, years ago such a sighting wouldn't have been thought possible, when i first started birdwatching back in the 80s it was hard enough to see a jay in woodland, if anybody had told us we would regularly see them in urban settings like this we wouldnt have beleived it!. Made my day - (Jan Martin-Ellis)

Wanstead Flats:

  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling and forraging in West Copse
  • 8 singing Skylark, 7 sinsing Meadow Pipit (Tim Harris)
  • 6 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush,
  • Lesser Redpoll, 3 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting
  • 7 Ring Necked Parakeet
  • singing Chiffchaff
  • 25 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 9 Cormorant over, 2 Little Grebe
  • Sparrowhawk (Nick Croft)

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