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January 2020 Wildlife Records

22 January 2020, East India Dock Basin: 1 Song Thrush in the Copse, 1 Jay, 4 Reed Buntings, 110 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shelducks (John Archer).

20 January 2020, Mudchute: a mixed flock of about 20 Redwings and Fieldfares, 2 Song Thrushes, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Grey Heron (Richard Saville).

20 January 2020, East India Dock Basin: 8 Shelducks, 6 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 8+ Moorhens, 2 adult Lesser Black-backed gulls, 50+ Carrion Crows including 41 on the crane on London City Island (Tom Speller).

18 January 2020, Mudchute: 1 Grey Heron, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Redwings, 1 Collared Dove (Sean Huggins).

17 January 2020, Mile End: a Sparrowhawk flying west over Mile End Road towards the City, pursued by a Carrion Crow (John Archer).

16 January 2020, Mudchute: 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Redwings, 1 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinches (Sean Huggins).

16 January 2020, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: a Sparrowhawk high overhead being mobbed by a Carrion Crow (John Archer).

13 January 2019, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve: Sweet Violets, Snowdrops and Winter Aconites all in flower, 1 Jay (John Archer).

10 January 2020, East India Dock Basin: a count for the Wetland Bird Survey recorded 7 Gadwall, 5 Shelducks, 49 Teal, 26 Mallards, 1 Canada Goose, 3 Moorhens, 1 Cormorant, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Common Gulls, 4 Herring Gulls and 31 Black-headed Gulls. Also 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail and the Estonian colour-ringed Cormorant “Blue EBY” still on the jetty (John Archer).

10 January 2020, Millwall Park: 1 Mistle Thrush (Tom Speller).

10 January 2020, Saunders Ness: 10 Gadwall, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Mute Swans, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets (Tom Speller).

10 January 2020, Mudchute: a flock of 8 Chaffinches, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Heron, a Fox relaxing in the open (Tom Speller & Richard Saville). Click photos to enlarge

Red Fox

Fox at Mudchute (Tom Speller)

Grey Heron at Mudchute (Richard Saville)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 January 2020, East India Dock Basin: 17 Shelducks early morning then 6 flew off, the Estonian colour-ringed Cormorant “Blue EBY” again on the jetty, 4 Reed Buntings, 59 Teal (Richard Saville & John Archer).

9 January 2020, Poplar Dock Marina: 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Great Crested Grebe (Richard Saville).

8 January 2020, East India Dock Basin: the Estonian colour-ringed Cormorant “Blue EBY” again on the jetty, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Teal, 2+ House Sparrows, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Archer).

7 January 2020, Mudchute: 1 Redwing, 4 Monk Parakeets, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets, 4 Greenfinches, a flock of 10+ Long-tailed Tits, 20-30 House Sparrows (Richard Saville). Click photos to enlarge

Monk Parakeet

Monk Parakeet (Richard Saville)

Ring-necked Parakeet

Ring-necked Parakeet (Richard Saville)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 January 2019, East India Dock Basin: 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Shelducks, 3 Teal, 10 Moorhens, 1 Grey Heron, 3 singing Wrens (Tom Speller).

7 January 2019, Bow Creek: 2 Common Sandpipers, 3 Redshanks, 1 Shelduck, 35 Teal (Tom Speller & John Archer).

6 January 2020, Isle of Dogs: 8 Monk Parakeets in Thermopylae Gate (Niall Keogh).

6 January 2020, Regent’s Canal in Mile End: 5 juvenile hybrid Greylag x Canada Geese with their Greylag parent just north of Ben Johnson Lock (John Archer).

6 January 2020, East India Dock Basin: 6 Reed Buntings feeding together in reeds in the north-west corner (an exceptionally high count for the site), 2 Shelducks (John Archer).

4 January 2020, Victoria Park: the Bird Barmy Army walk recorded 39 species of birds, including 11 Shovelers, 5 Gadwall, 10 Pochards, 36 Tufted Ducks, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Egyptian Goose, 7 Greylag Geese, 18 Canada Geese, 18 Mallards, 114 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Mute Swans, 6 Moorhens, 124 Coots, 1 Coal Tit, 32 Redwings, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 1 singing Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrushes (2 singing), 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Stock Doves, 1 Chaffinch (David Darrell-Lambert & 20 participants in the Bird Barmy Army). Click photos to enlarge

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck (David Darrell-Lambert)

Pochard

Pochard (David Darrell-Lambert)

Mallards

Mallards (David Darrell-Lambert)

Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull (David Darrell-Lambert)

Coot

Coot (David Darrell-Lambert)

Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe (David Darrell-Lambert)

female Blackbird

Blackbird (David Darrell-Lambert)

Stock Dove

Stock Dove (David Darrell-Lambert)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 January 2020, Mudchute: 2+ Monk Parakeets, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (John Archer).

2 January 2020, Poplar Dock Marina: 12 Tufted Ducks (Tom Speller).

2 January 2020, Bow Creek: 1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Redshanks, 25 Teal (John Archer).

2 January 2020, East India Dock Basin: 1 Gadwall, 23 Teal, 1 Chaffinch, 2+ House Sparrows (John Archer).

1 January 2020, Victoria Park: 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Song Thrushes (1 singing), 10 Mistle Thrushes (Harry Harrison).

Archive of earlier reports
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)