Latest wildlife reports

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October 2021 wildlife reports

12 October 2021, Mile End Park: 1 Siskin, 1 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Jays (John Archer).

9 October 2021, East India Dock Basin: a count for the Wetland Bird Survey recorded 2 Little Egrets, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swans, 80 Teal, 40 Mallards, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhens, 3 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 73 Black-headed Gulls. Also 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Red Admiral and 3+ Migrant Hawker dragonflies (John Archer). Click photos to enlarge

Photo of a Little Egret

Little Egret (John Archer)

Photo of a 1st winter Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull (John Archer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 October 2021, Victoria Park (East Lake): 2 Nuthatches, 9 Gadwall (JW Davies).

7 October 2021, Victoria Park: 5 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebes and 6 Shovelers on West Lake; 1 Nuthatch on East Lake island (JW Davies).

7 October 2021, Mudchute: 10 Monk Parakeets, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Chiffchaff (John Archer).

Photo of Monk Parakeets

Monk Parakeets at Mudchute (John Archer)

5 October 2021, Victoria Park (East Lake): 4 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 3 Egyptian Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron (John Archer).

Archive of older reports

Jan-Sep 2021 wildlife reports (PDF 2.4MB)
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)