Tuesday, September 04, 2007

4th September 2007

Walthamstow Marshes 1030-1210 MJP
bright, high cloud, some sun. cool mod N.

Redshank - 1 NE, calling
Yellow Wagtail - 1 NW
Lesser Whitethroat - 2
Common Whitethroat - 1
Chiffchaff - 2 singing
House Martin - c30
Swallow - 3 N

Not a great deal to report regarding passerine migrants on the marshes, with the cow field bereft of e.g. Whinchats and Yellow Wagtails (perhaps as a result of recent mowing in half the field), and few warblers etc in the scrub. But, a flyover Redshank, calling loudly and heading north-east, was another surprise wader this year.

Laurence (Pitcher) covered the Reservoirs this morning, and had 2 Sedge Warblers, c10 Reed Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail (south), 4 Linnets (west), 1 Hobby (east), and 1 Teal.