Wathamstow Marshes 1100-1245 MJP
sunny, clear, warm. wind light and variable.
Stonechat - 3
Linnet - 3
Jackdaw - 2
Meadow Pipit - 40
Grey Wagtail - 2
Pied Wagtail - 8
Kestrel - 2
Red Admiral - 50+
beautiful day on the marshes, with a few migrants around both grounded and overhead; of the 40 Meadow Pipits, a total of 15 put down at one time or another, while the 'Paddock' (the marshy, scrubby field where the cows are grazed) was popular with feeding finches as well as three Stonechats.
At least 50 Red Admirals moved through (mainly south/south-west) in just over an hour, while many more were seen throughout N16 during the remainder of the day - exactly how many have migrated through London today?