Latest wildlife reports

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January 2022 wildlife reports

14 January 2022, Bow Creek: 4 Shelducks, c90 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Redshanks, 1 Common Sandpiper (Nick Tanner).

12 January 2022, Bow Creek: 2 Common Sandpipers, 5 Redshanks, 2 Grey Wagtails, c60 Teal (Charlie Farrell).

December 2021 wildlife reports

31 December 2021, Victoria Park: 35 Redwings (Harry Harrison).

30 December 2021, Bartlett Park: 1 Kestrel (Romana, Hussain & Yunis Gill).

23 December 2021, Mudchute: 4 Redwings, 1 Song Thrush (Sean Huggins).

21 December 2021, Kenilworth Road E3: 16 House Sparrows and 8 Goldfinches on garden feeders (Richard Drew).

19 December 2021, Victoria Park: the hybrid Bar-headed x Greylag Goose still present with Greylags (Harry Bomer).

Photo of a hybrid Bar-headed x Greylag Goose with Greylags

Hybrid Bar-headed x Greylag Goose with Greylags in Victoria Park (Harry Bomer)

18 December 2021, East India Dock Basin: a count for the Wetland Bird Survey recorded 50 Teal, 28 Mallards, 8 Moorhens, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Common Gull, 20 Black-headed Gulls and 1 Herring Gull. Also 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Archer).

18 December 2021, Victoria Park: 1 Gadwall, 5 Shovelers, 4 Tufted Ducks, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Grey Heron and 1 adult Mute Swan on East Lake; 36 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Ducks and 2 Egyptian Geese on the Boating Lake; about 12 Redwings, 2 Nuthatches, 2 Mistle Thrushes and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in the rest of East Park (Richard Drew).

14 December 2021, Bartlett Park: 1 Kestrel, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Romana, Hussain & Yunis Gill).

14 December 2021, Victoria Park: a Nuthatch calling south of the bowling green at 12.45pm & north of East Lake at 15.30pm (JW Davies).

13 December 2021, Victoria Park: 8 Cormorants, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Shovelers, 4 Pochards, 6 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 Redwing, 2 Chaffinches (Romana, Hussain & Yunis Gill).

4 December 2021, Watney Market: a Buzzard circling overhead (Romana, Hussain & Yunis Gill).

4 December 2021, Mile End: 1 Kestrel over Burdett Road (Romana, Hussain & Yunis Gill).

2 December 2021, Whitechapel: 1 Peregrine near the station (Romana, Hussain & Yunis Gill).

Archive of older reports

Jan-Nov 2021 wildlife reports (PDF 3MB)
2020 wildlife reports (PDF 1.9MB)
2019 wildlife reports (PDF 6.8MB)
2018 wildlife reports (PDF 4.7MB)
2017 wildlife reports (PDF 3.1MB)
2016 wildlife reports (PDF4.4MB)
2015 wildlife reports (PDF 2.6MB)
2014 wildlife reports (PDF 3.2MB)
2013 wildlife reports (PDF 2.1MB)
2012 wildlife reports (PDF 780KB)
2011 wildlife reports (PDF 100KB)

Header photo: Firecrest in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (David Darrell-Lambert)