Thursday, 22 October 2015

Glossy Ibis: Wikipedia
Rainham Marshes: Glossy Ibis circled 0930 then South 0938 over dartford Marsh. Selsdon Wood: Short-eared Owl, Common Buzzard (Roy Weller).

Friday, 16 October 2015


Enfield Lock: Twite at 0935 south of Enfield Island Village circling overhead and continually calling for two minutes: then flew SSE down River Lea relief channel and across Pattypool Mead.Staines Reservoirs: juv Gannet on south basin 3.50, off SE at 3.59.Gallions Reach: 2 Short-eared Owl east @ 08.39, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Swallow.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015


London Wetland Centre; 2 Firecrest - including a fem found dead yesterday. Regrettably this is my last post from this site after sixteen years of passionate recording. I have been bullied and humiliated out by the senior wardens. As many of you know, they care little for birds (unless they are pinioned or stuck in the revolting upcoming aviary) and even less for birdwatchers. Clearly all is not well at "the nation's favourite nature reserve" , indeed it is rotten to the core. I feel a campaign coming on... (R. Kaye) What's the problem? I'm a WWT member and SBS financial supporter. I never feel unwelcome at LWC? (S Enright) - This comes as no surprise as one time I was refused admission, despite being a fully paid up member - the reason? - because they were running a wedding reception!! - all they seem to care about is the money : ( (JR). Some problems pertaining to scarce and Schedule one breeding species may be found in the paper "The Breeding Birds of London Wetland Centre" published in the London Bird Report for 2013 (JW). I recognize the bullying culture (DM).

Rainham Marshes: Great White Egret.Stoke Newington Reservoirs: Yellow-browed Warbler.Swanscombe Marsh: Ring Ouzel.