Friday, August 7, 2015

Walthamstow Reservoirs

Another jaunt round the southern section of the ressies in warm still conditions.  It is essentially summer, but the autumn movement of birds is well under way.  The highlight today was bumping into David Bradshaw while overlooking the shimmering mirrored waters of East Warwick where a flock of around 20 Common Swift moved through.  The first Northern Wheatear of the autumn was present, a juvenile feeding on the bank adjacent to the railway line.

Two Common Sandpiper scuttled along the margins, and a Peregrine was harassing/being harassed by a Lesser Black Backed Gull.

Later a lone Lapwing flew over No.4, and a Kingfisher flew low across No.5.

A brief look on Lockwood, held four Common Sandpiper, where a juvenile Greater Black Backed Gull flew low past.  Unfortunately no sign of the Black-Tailed Godwit seen earlier in the day.

Northern Wheatear

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