Thursday, September 24, 2009

Walthamstow Marshes, east London - 12th September 2009

A day off, and so a circuit of the lower Lea Valley sites, straying over the border out Hackney briefly over onto the marsh on a sunny, clear morning. As well as Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, a Green Sandpiper on the flood relief channel, a few Meadow Pipits and other bits and pieces, the marsh held plenty of warblers - 15 Chiffchaffs, 10 Common Whitethroats, eight Lesser Whitethroats (including five in the same bush), 15 Blackcaps and four Willow Warblers.

Common Whitethroat, Grey Heron, Starlings and Lesser Whitethroats