Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Walthamstow Marshes

A much more pleasant day with clear skies and lighter winds.  After a text from Jamie Partridge, I caught up with the Spotted Flycatcher that after a brief search was seen feeding in bushes off Track 13.  In this area there were at least four Lesser Whitethroat with at least another four seen around the reserve.  There were around 15 Common Whitethroat most of which appeared to be juvenile birds and at least six Willow Warbler including one singing!

A group of c100 Common Swift were over the waterworks, and two Yellow Wagtail called as they flew north.

A Sedge Warbler skulked in bushes by the bridge opposite the paddocks, and both Kestrel and Sparrowhawk were on the hunt and the flock of fifteen Linnet around the paddocks remained.

A Kingfisher flew up the old river Lea, where a Grey Wagtail was feeding along the margins.

Reports of Common Buzzard, Hobby, and Northern Wheatear on site.

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