March 03, 2011

March 3rd 2011


  • 5 Waxwing on Westmoorland Close again today (Natalie Benajeh)
  • 1 female Siskin on my Nijer seed (Jennifer Charter)

Claybury Park:

  • 12 Waxwing on Ravensbourne Gardens, also 10 House Sparrow there (5 prs)
  • Woodcock flushed by a dog.
  • female Merlin passoed over from Clayhall towards the woods.
  • Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Blue Tit, great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Green Woodpecker, Moorhen, Mallard, Canada Goose, Black Headed Gull, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Jay, Starling, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon (Eddie Barnes)
Fairlop Waters:

  • 5 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, Song Thrush, 4 Green Woodpecker, Skylark, 56 Tufted Duck, 26 Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 80 Black Headed Gull, 10 Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, 4 Great Tit, Blue Tit, 3 Greenfinch, Chaffinch, 3 Robin, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, Reed Bunting, Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 14 Greylag, 35 Lapwing, (CIS)

Ray Park:

  • 3 Common Gulls (Alan Hobson)

Roding Valley Park, Woodford Bridge:

  • section south of Chigwell Road: pair of Bullfinch
  • 2 Mute Swan
  • flock of over 30 Redwing, Song Thrush,
  • 2 Long Tailed Tit, Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, Wren
  • section north of Chigwell Rd: Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker (Alan Hobson)

Roding Valley Park, Redbridge:

  • Little Egret on the Roding (Simon Porter)

Valentines Park:

  • The pair of Egyptian Geese proved out speculation to be correct, and presented with 4 ducklings today. (1 was weak, and has been rescued by Ian and Barbara - thanks guys) (Robert Hobbs)
  • Adults with remaining 3 ducklings have marched over to the boating lake by 3pm (Simon Litt)
  • I hope that some of you Valentines regulars will get out with your cameras!

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