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August 2020 Wildlife Records

8 August 2020, Mile End Park: a pair of Mute Swans with 5 cygnets on the Art Lake (Daniel Whitelegg).

8 August 2020, Victoria Park: 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebes with 2 juveniles each, a pair of Mute Swans with 2 cygnets, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pochards, 11 Tufted Ducks, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 escaped Bar-headed Goose, 3 Cormorants, 2 adult Little Grebes (Daniel Whitelegg).

3 August 2020, East India Dock Basin: a 15-minute Big Butterfly Count recorded 1 Six-spot Burnet, 1 Meadow Brown, 2 Gatekeepers and 3 Small Whites. Birds included 1 Little Egret, 3 Tufted Ducks, 4 Egyptian Geese and 5+ Reed Warblers (John Archer).

Photograph of a Six-spot Burnet moth

Six-spot Burnet moth at East India Dock Basin (John Archer)

2 August 2020, Victoria Park: 2 Nuthatches calling by the Splash Pool, 2 Coal Tits, 5 Goldcrests (Adam Winstanley & Graham Howie).

Archive of earlier reports
Jan-July 2020 wildlife reports (PDF 1.3MB)
2019 wildlife reports (PDF 6.8MB)
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)