Please e-mail any interesting wildlife sightings to the Biodiversity Officer.
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).
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
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
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).
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
21 July 2022, Da Gama Place E14: a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly in a front garden (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
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
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).
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
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
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)