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January 2019 Wildlife Records

18 January 2019, Meath Gardens: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Daffodils and Snowdrops in flower (John Archer).

18 January 2019, Mile End Park: 6+ Redwings, 6 Mistle Thrushes, Snowdrops in flower (John Archer).

17 January 2019, Isle of Dogs: a 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gull on the slipway at the end of Ferry Street (Sean Huggins).

16 January 2019, Poplar Dock Marina: a Great Crested Grebe incubating eggs on a nest built on tyres under the pontoon (Richard Saville).

16 January 2019, Bow Creek: 11 Redshanks in the high tide roost (Richard Saville).

16 January 2019, East India Dock Basin: a 3rd-winter Yellow-legged Gull on the Thames, 2 Shelducks, 1 Mute Swan, 100+ Teal, Snowdrops in flower in the Copse (John Archer & Richard Saville).

Snowdrops

Snowdrops at East India Dock Basin (John Archer)

15 January 2019, Canary Wharf: a Peregrine flew towards Canada Square at midday (Tom Speller).

14 January 2019, Poplar Dock Marina: 1 Little Grebe (Tom Speller).

14 January 2019, East India Dock Basin: 2 Shelducks, 2 Egyptian Geese (Tom Speller).

12 January 2019, Saunders Ness, Isle of Dogs: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult and 1st winter) on the Thames foreshore (Sean Huggins).

9 January 2018, Bow Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Shelduck, 40 Teal (John Archer).

8 January 2019, Saunders Ness, Isle of Dogs: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 adult Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Gadwall, 31 Mallards (Tom Speller). Click photos to enlarge

Yellow-legged Gull

Yellow-legged Gull (Tom Speller)

Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull (Tom Speller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 January 2019, Island Gardens: 2 Mistle Thrushes (Tom Speller).

8 January 2019, Mudchute: 2 Monk Parakeets, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 1 singing Song Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtails, c30 Starlings (Tom Speller).

8 January 2019, Poplar Dock Marina: 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 20-30 House Sparrows (Richard Saville).

House Sparrow

House Sparrow at Poplar Dock Marina (Richard Saville)

8 January 2019, East India Dock Basin: 1 drake Gadwall, 7 Shelducks, 4 Canada Geese, 87 Teal, 1 Mute Swan, 3 Greenfinches (Richard Saville & John Archer).

7 January 2019, Limehouse Basin: 6 Tufted Ducks, a pair of Mute Swans, about 20 Coots (John Archer).

5 January 2019, Victoria Park: the Bird Barmy Army walk recorded 35 species of birds, including 11 Shovelers, 10 Pochards, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 25 Tufted Ducks, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 24 Cormorants, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Redwings, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Stock Doves and 17 Ring-necked Parakeets (David Darrell-Lambert & 15 members of the Bird Barmy Army). click photos to enlarge

Cormorant eating Perch

Cormorant eating Perch (David Darrell-Lambert)

 

Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail (David Darrell-Lambert)

Cormorant eating Perch

Cormorant eating Perch (David Darrell-Lambert)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 January 2019, Bow Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 Redshanks in the high tide roost, 2 Egyptian Geese, 138 Teal, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail (David Darrell-Lambert & John Archer).

Teal, Mallards & Redshank at Bow Creek (David Darrell-Lambert)

4 January 2019, East India Dock Basin: at least 1 House Sparrow calling from adjacent gardens (David Darrell-Lambert).

3 January 2019, Isle of Dogs: 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 300 Common Gulls and 1 drake Teal on the Thames foreshore at at Saunders Ness (Sean Huggins).

3 January 2019, Blackwall Basin: 8 Tufted Ducks (Tom Speller).

3 January 2019, Bow Creek: 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshanks in the high tide roost, 88 Teal, 8 Grey Herons at the south end, 3 Long-tailed Tits (Tom Speller & John Archer).

3 January 2019, East India Dock Basin: 1 Song Thrush singing near the west entrance, 49 Teal, 7 Moorhens, 1 Mute Swan (Tom Speller & John Archer).

Song Thrush

Song Thrush at East India Dock Basin (Tom Speller)

1 January 2019, Isle of Dogs: an adult Mediterranean Gull on the Thames shore at Saunders Ness (Sean Huggins).

1 January 2019, Antill Road E3: a female Blackcap in a garden (Harry Harrison).

Archive of earlier reports
2018 wildlife reports (PDF 3.6MB)
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)