Tuesday, January 30, 2007

30th January 2007 (add.)

Walthamstow Marshes 1200-1315 MJP
mild, o/c. light W.

Meadow Pipit - 14
Jackdaw - 1
Reed Bunting - 1
Green Woodpecker - 2
Great sp. Woodpecker - 2
Goldfinch - 25
Chaffinch - 15
Greylag - 5 (over)
Kestrel - 1m
Song Thrush - 3
Mistle Thrush - 4
Long-tailed Tit - 9

An increase in the number of Meadow Pipits today, most of which were preening and resting in the trees at the SW corner of Bombcrater Field.

Many passerine species were in song, including Song Thrushes, Chaffinches, Dunnocks, Robins and tits.

above and below: Bombcrater Field, looking north up the valley. This roughly-grazed, marshy, fenced area is popular with feeding birds including finches, pipits, corvids, gulls and Stonechats. In spring the habitat will hopefully attract migrants such as Yellow Wagtails, Whinchats, pipits, larks and Wheatears.