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November 2019 Wildlife Records

16 November 2019, Victoria Park: 16 participants on the Bird Barmy Army walk recorded 42 species of birds, including 2 Nuthatches, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwings, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Chaffinch, 11 Goldcrests, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Jays, 9 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Pied Wagtails, 1 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 9 Red-crested Pochards, 12 Pochards, c10 Tufted Ducks, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 160 Coots, 11 Moorhens, 6 Greylag Geese, 7 Mute Swans and 186 Black-headed Gulls (David Darrell-Lambert and the Bird Barmy Army). Click photos to enlarge

Nuthatch

Nuthatch (David Darrell-Lambert)

Nuthatch

Nuthatch (David Darrell-Lambert)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker (D Darrell-Lambert)

Moorhens

Moorhens (David Darrell-Lambert)

Shoveler duck

Shoveler (David Darrell-Lambert)

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck (David Darrell-Lambert)

juvenile Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe (David Darrell-Lambert)

Coot

Coot (David Darrell-Lambert)

female Common Pochard

Pochard (David Darrell-Lambert)

Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull (David Darrell-Lambert)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 November 2019, East India Dock Basin: a count for the Wetland Bird Survey recorded 6 Gadwall, 6 Shelducks, 83 Teal, 13 Mallards, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhens, 58 Black-headed Gulls and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (John Archer).

14 November 2019, East India Dock Basin: 2 Gadwall, 6 Shelducks, 55 Teal, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Mute Swan (John Archer).

13 November 2019, Mile End Park: 2 Goldcrests (1 in the Ecology Park, 1 south of the Children’s Park), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in Haverfield Woodland Walk (John Archer).

12 November 2019, East India Dock Basin: 5 Shelducks, 3 Gadwall, 2 Reed Buntings, 1 Mute Swan, c40 Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail (Richard Saville).

12 November 2019, Bow Creek: 1 Kestrel, 1 Redshank (Richard Saville).

11 November 2019, Victoria Park: 8 Red-crested Pochards, 8 Pochards, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Egyptian Geese on West Lake; 2 Gadwall and 2 Egyptian Geese on East Lake (JW Davies).

11 November 2019, East India Dock Basin: 4 Gadwall, 130 Teal, 1 Mute Swan (John Archer).

6 November 2019, Mudchute: 3 Monk Parakeets (Dominic Mitchell).

6 November 2019, East India Dock Basin: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Little Egret, 1 Mute Swan, 40-50 Teal, 1 Grey Heron (Richard Saville & John Archer).

Grey Heron

Grey Heron at East India Dock Basin (Richard Saville)

6 November 2019, Bow Creek: 1 male Kestrel, 3 Shelducks, 8 Redshanks (Richard Saville).

male Common Kestrel

Kestrel at Bow Creek (Richard Saville)

5 November 2019, East India Dock Basin: 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Jay, 55 Teal, 1 Mute Swan (John Archer).

1 November 2019, East India Dock Basin: 1 Goldcrest (first of the year here), a pair of Gadwall, 4 Shelducks, 1 drake Tufted Duck, 71 Teal, 1 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Little Egret flew over, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Mute Swan (John Archer & Tom Speller).

Archive of earlier reports
January-October 2019 wildlife reports (PDF 5.9MB)
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)