London birds today

From the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in London, England:

Bird sightings for 8th March 2010

5 Pintail – 2 male, 3 female, on the reservoir lagoon and in the grazing marsh channel

1 Shelduck – wader scrape

39 Wigeon – grazing marsh

117 Shoveler – main lake, wader scrape, reservoir lagoon

126 Teal – main lake, wader scrape, reservoir lagoon

1 Bittern – west corner of reservoir lagoon [see also photo here]

38 Cormorant – main lake

8 Snipe – scrape, grazing marsh

1 Dunlin – scrape

13 Redwing – wildside and playing fields

2 Cetti’s Warbler – reedbeds and summer route

There’s been much excitement on the reserve over the last few weeks as an important bird species, the bittern, has returned for autumn. At least one bird has been seen every day on the north side of the main lake with good views from the Water’s Edge Cafe and Dulverton hide: here.

A new international photo competition covering the world’s 623 most threatened birds has just been launched. This is a follow-up to the photo competitions that led to the production of the highly acclaimed Rare Birds Yearbooks 2008 and 2009: here.

Warning signs: why street artist ATM is painting London’s endangered birds. The snipe, barn owl and great bustard have appeared on walls around the capital. Caspar Henderson talks to the artist who is capturing the birds that are vanishing from Britain: here.

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  1. Bird sightings for 25th October 2010

    2 Bittern – north side of main lake

    36 Wigeon – marsh, main lake, reservoir lagoon

    62 Teal – wader scrape

    8 Common Snipe – main lake

    2 Fieldfare – entrance area

    1 Goldcrest – entrance area

    4 Cetti’s Warbler – singing in wildside, reedbeds, world wetlands and waterlife

    Additional sightings from yesterday:

    1 Pintail – male, main lake

    1 Jack Snipe

    1 Little Egret – wader scrape


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