Friday, March 02, 2007

2nd March 2007

again, two local patches covered today:

Walthamstow Marshes 1050-1240 MJP
sunny, clear, mild. light SW.

Little Owl - 1
Redwing - 1 (in song)
Siskin - 1 female
Stonechat - 1 male
Linnet - 7
Meadow Pipit - 8
Jackdaw - 1 south
Reed Bunting - pair
Carrion Crow - 290+
Kestrel - pair
Sparrowhawk - 1

A mild, sunny and entertaining on the marshes, with several notable records: a female Siskin has joined the mixed finch flock along the western edge of the riding centre, a Redwing broke into full song several times near the central railway line, and a Little Owl - initially heard calling - was attending a suitable nest site (in a different location to records over the past few months).

Other records included a Jackdaw south over Lea Bridge roundabout, and a male Stonechat in conflict with a male Reed Bunting in the bombcrater field.

Clissold Park 0900-1000 MJP, TB
sunny, clear. light SW.

Goldcrest - 2 (one in song)
Shoveler - 11
Pochard - 18
Little Grebe - pair
Mistle Thrush - 4
GS Woodpecker - 4