Friday, December 07, 2007

1st - 7th December 2007 - update

As for much of the last month, I've been visiting various local sites of late, for the sake of peace and variety; also as for much of the last month, there's been little to report locally (either from Stoke Newington sites or those in the lower Lea Valley described in the last post), but plenty of variety provided by the commoner winter species.

5th December

Walthamstow Marshes: 3 Stonechats (2m, 1f), 3 Skylarks, 5 Meadow Pipits, 1 Brambling with flock of c20 Chaffinches (small field immediately right of riding centre)

6th December

Walthamstow Marshes: 2 Stonechats, 3 Skylarks, 2 Reed Buntings, 10 Meadow Pipits, 4 Fieldfares, c20 Redwings, c20 Mistle Thrushes, c30 Goldfinches, c35 Chaffinches, 14 Teal & 9 Gadwall over

Middlesex Filter Beds NR: 2 Chiffchaffs

7th December

Abney Park Cemetery: 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrests, c20 LT Tits