Welcome to my birdwatching blog. This blog will contain stories about my bird watching trips, interesting bird news and other tales that may or may not be bird related. I want to make it useful to the avid birder as well as those who may only have a passing interest in bird watching. I enjoy photographing bird life, common and rare through a spotting scope, not that they always sit still long enough for me. Being on the outskirts of North East London, my reports will not only cover my local patch of Redbridge/Waltham Forest, but also dip into deepest Essex, Suffolk, Kent and Norfolk.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Wanstead Flats

Just a quick stroll around Wanstead Flats this morning in search of Ring Ouzels. The Flats were busy with numerous footie games being played out so birdlife was muted  to say the least. The usual spots for the Ouzels were quiet with only a female sparrowhawk and a kestrel adding any interest.
With the rain starting to come down, I gave up any chance of seeing any of these wonderful thrushes and headed back to the car park. The walk back was better with 8 skylarks, 3 meadow pipits, 12 swallows, one male stonechat and a green woodpecker to make the trip worthwhile.

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