Tuesday, 10 January 2017

02-01-17 The London Wetland Centre WWT

A late morning visit in sunny but cold conditions produced the following species:-
Little Grebe (1), Great Crested Grebe (2), Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose (9), Canada Goose (2), Egyptian Goose (2), Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Common Teal, Northern Pintail (pair), Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Water Rail (1), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Common Snipe (1), Northern Lapwing (51), Black-headed Gull, Common Gull (1), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove (1), Feral Rock Dove (8), Woodpigeon (8), Ring-necked Parakeet (13), Green Woodpecker (2), Water Pipit (1), Cetti’s Warbler (1), Dunnock (1), European Robin (5), Common Blackbird (2), Redwing (1), Blue Tit (8), Great Tit (6), Eurasian Jay (1), Common Magpie (5), Western Jackdaw (4), Carrion Crow (6), Common Starling (1), Common Chaffinch (1), European Goldfinch (1).
From the Peacock Tower overlooking the flooded meadow a single Water Pipit was observed busily searching for food amongst the grasses. Prior to my visit a couple of Great Bittern had been observed in flight before disappearing into the reeds.

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