Latest wildlife reports

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June 2021 wildlife records

12 June 2021, East India Dock Basin: a count for the Wetland Bird Survey recorded 6 Shelducks, 9 Tufted Ducks, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Mute Swans, 5 Grey Herons, 28 Mallards, 2 Coots, 5 Moorhens and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. Also 3 Swifts, 3 singing Reed Warblers, a singing Blackcap and lots of wild flowers in bloom, including lots of Twiggy Spurge and Warty Cabbage (John Archer). Click photos to enlarge

photo of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in 2nd summer plumage

Lesser Black-backed Gull (John Archer)

photo of Twiggy Spurge (Euphorbia x pseudovirgata)

Twiggy Spurge (John Archer)







11 June 2021, Hesperus Crescent E14: an L-album Wainscot moth, a rare migrant to London, in a garden (Peter Minvalla).

photo of a L-album Wainscot moth

L-album Wainscot (Peter Minvalla)

6 June 2021, Mudchute: 1 Speckled Wood butterfly (Harvey Smith).

Photo of a Speckled Wood butterfly

Speckled Wood at Mudchute (Harvey Smith)

3 June 2021, Canary Wharf: 3 Black Redstarts flying between rooftops and calling around West India Quay, 4 Grey Wagtails, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Mallards, 2 Pied Wagtails, 1 Mute Swan (Kabir Kaul).

Archive of older reports

Jan-May 2021 wildlife reports (PDF 960KB)
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)