Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Patchwatch - Short-eared Owl

Waterworks

Short-eared Owl seen distantly to the east, flying around for 20 mins being mobbed by a corvid and a small group of Starling. A patch first.

Female Bullfinch, first seen flying into bushes along the main path just past the wildlife garden.  It called frequently and then moved toward the trees at the back of the reserve and was seen well from Bay 15.  A patch first.

A calling Green Sandpiper on the reserve but not located.

Two Skylark flew over.

Around ten Redwing over.

Six Wigeon, 15 Teal, Cetti's Warbler calling frequently, an adult Greater Black Backed Gull over, and two Goldcrest.

Walthamstow Marshes

A brief walk round, two Stonechat present in the Cow Field (male and female), Skylark over, c15 Meadow Pipit over, 2cy Common Gull, a Chiffchaff, and three Goldcrest by the entrance to the Riding Stables.

Middlesex Filter Beds

A pair of Gadwall on the Relief channel.

Distant views of the Short-eared Owl as seen from the Waterworks NR

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