Tuesday, March 18, 2014


A reasonable selection of birdlife this morning despite the cool and drizzly conditions this morning that was soon to clear.  A single Fieldfare and three Redwing were busily feeding in the front paddocks at Walthamstow Marshes whilst four different Chiffchaff were singing away along the main path that runs past the horse paddocks.  A Blackcap was also heard in full song.

The grey conditions conceded to a bit of blue sky making it feel very pleasant.  Waterworks NR looked great again this morning and despite the modest amounts of open water at this site, there were plenty on duck still present.  The Cetti's Warbler called infrequently from Bay 16, and there were counts of 18 Teal, four Shoveler, two Pochard (pair), two Tufted Duck (pair), two Gadwall (pair), five Little Grebe, two singing Chiffchaff, a singing Song Thrush, three flyover Grey Wagtail, and a Redwing.

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