Tuesday, March 13, 2007

11th March 2007

Stoke Newington Reservoirs 1600-1730 MJP, PR
mainly sunny, mild. light NW.

Water Rail - 1
Sparrowhawk - male and female
Shoveler - 10
Green Sandpiper - 1 (ER)
Common Gull - 6
Herring gull - 12

mild, spring conditions made for another pleasant session, with little new to report, but one of the two (or possibly three) wintering Water Rails showed well at close range by the NE outflow of the ER.

A Green Sandpiper again favoured the southern stretch of the ER, where a very small feeding area has developed. Common Gull numbers across Stoke Newington and other local areas have been depleting all week as birds return to their northern breeding grounds, so six at the ER was notable.

Clissold Park 1500-1550 MJP, PR

Goldcrest - 3
Shoveler - 15
Pochard - 18
Sparrowhawk - 1
Mistle Thrush - 4

also Brimstone & Small White on the wing in the park.