Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Walthamstow Marshes

So today, myself and Jamie Partridge concentrated on the Marshes with a brief excursion up to Springfield Park and it produced a decent mix of stuff without anything really outstanding.  My first autumn Hobby was seen spooking the 200+ Common Swift that are still in situ around the waterworks.  By the paddocks, there were at least two Lesser Whitethroat associating with four Common Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler.

A minimum of three Willow Warbler were seen in the scrub with a few Blackcap and Chiffchaff.

Wandering up and onto Springfield failed to produce anything significant, but on the way back into the Marshes, a young Common Buzzard flew low over the paddocks predictably being mobbed by Gulls.  A Yellow Wagtail called as it flew over the river.

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