Friday, August 8, 2014

Walthamstow Reservoirs

A few bits and pieces today in humid and gloomy conditions.  Two Common Sandpiper were very flighty and vocal on No.5.  There were plenty of Common Swift with around 25 counted in amongst Sand Martin and 80+ House Martin.  A Kingfisher flew across No.3.

On East Warwick, the scrubby area on the south side provided cover for a mixed flock of titmice along with three Chiffchaff, two Blackcap, and an early record of a juvenile Goldcrest which was a little unusual.

Another first for the autumn were four Shoveler that had parked on the bank of West Warwick where two juvenile Common Tern were being attentively chaperoned by the adults.  Two very young Lesser Black Backed Gull were taking cover on the island on East Warwick.  A flock of seven Chaffinch flew over No.1.

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