Latest wildlife reports

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August 2022 wildlife reports

8 August 2022, Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf: 1 Willow Emerald damselfly (a recent colonist of Britain from the Continent), 2 Common Darter dragonflies (Richard Saville).

Photo of a Willow Emerald damselfly

Willow Emerald at Jubilee Park (Richard Saville)

8 August 2022, East India Dock Basin: 3 Grey Wagtails, 4 Reed Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorants, a pair of Egyptian Geese with 3 goslings, 80 Black-headed Gulls (Richard Saville). Click photos to enlarge

Photo of a Reed Warbler

Reed Warbler (Richard Saville)

Photo of a Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff (Richard Saville)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 August 2022, Mudchute: 6 Ring-necked Parakeets feeding on crab apples by the main compound, lots of birds and butterflies feeding and drinking around a nearly-dry pond in the Lower Field, including 7 Blackbirds, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 4 Wrens and 5 Red Admirals (Richard Saville). Click photos to enlarge

Photo of a Ring-necked Parakeet eating crab apples

Ring-necked Parakeet (Richard Saville)

Photo of a Song Thrush

Song Thrush (Richard Saville)

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2022 wildlife reports

27 July 2022, Bow Creek: 2 Oystercatchers (Richard Saville).

27 July 2022, East India Dock Basin: 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail (Richard Saville).

Photo of a Little Egret

Little Egret at East India Dock Basin (Richard Saville)

27 July 2022, Poplar Dock Marina: 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Egyptian Geese (Richard Saville).

27 July 2022, Mudchute: 8 House Martins, 1 Grey Wagtail,1 Jersey Tiger moth, 1 Red Admiral, lots of Large Whites, 2 Common Blues, 1 Comma, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Common Darter dragonfly (Richard Saville). Click photos to enlarge

Photo of a Common Darter dragonfly

Common Darter (Richard Saville)

Photo of a Common Blue butterfly

Common Blue (Richard Saville)

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 July 2022, Da Gama Place E14: a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly in a front garden (Harvey Smith).

Photo of a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell at Da Gama Place (Harvey Smith)

13 July 2022, West India Docks: a male Black Redstart singing around West India Quay in the morning, a female Tufted Duck with 2 ducklings and a female Mallard with 2 ducklings on North Dock near the Crossrail building (Tom Speller). Click photos to enlarge

Photo of a male Black Redstart

Black Redstart (Tom Speller)

Photo of a male Black Redstart

Black Redstart (Tom Speller)

 

 

 

 

 

13 July 2022, Dundee Wharf E14: 16 active House Martin nests on buildings by the footbridge over Limekiln Dock (Tom Speller). Click photos to enlarge

Photo of young House Martins in nests

young House Martins in a nest (Tom Speller)

Photo of young House Martins in a nest

young House Martins in nests (Tom Speller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 July 2022, Shadwell Basin: a pair of Mute Swans with 2 well-grown cygnets and a pair of Coots with 2 young chicks (Tom Speller).

6 July 2022, Hesperus Crescent E14: a Gypsy Moth caterpillar in a garden (Melanie Minvalla).

Photo of a Gypsy Moth caterpillar

Gypsy Moth caterpillar at Hesperus Crescent (Peter Minvalla)

5 July 2022, East India Dock Basin: 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 1 Egyptian Goose, 10 Tufted Ducks, 2 Mute Swans, 1 singing Reed Warbler, 1 Red Admiral (John Archer & Richard Saville). Click photos to enlarge

Photo of a pair of Little Ringed Plovers

Little Ringed Plovers (John Archer)

Photo of a Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover (John Archer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 July 2022, Mudchute: 5 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 recently-fledged Song Thrush, 3 Greenfinches, 7 Goldfinches, 1 Jay, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Long-tailed Tits, 4 Large White butterflies, 6 Speckled Woods, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Meadow Browns (Richard Saville). Click small photos to enlarge

Photo of a juvenile Song Thrush

Song Thrush (Richard Saville)

Photo of a Large Skipper butterfly

Large Skipper (Richard Saville)

Photo of a Goldfinch

Goldfinch (Richard Saville)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archive of older reports

Jan-June 2022 wildlife reports (PDF 2.3MB)
2021 wildlife reports (PDF 3.1MB)
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)