My Wanstead Bird List

Western Flats

Dawn on the Patch

2015 was my first full year birding the patch. I only really manage to get out at weekends, so will never match the numbers some of the other Wanstead birders see.

Although I did a bit of birding on the patch in 2014, I have taken 2015 as the starting point, and emboldened life firsts. I store full patch year lists on Bubo, here; whilst the patch life list below simply lists new birds seen.

2017
***19 November***
116 – Bullfinch
***28 October***
115 – Hawfinch
***3 September***
114 – Little owl
***10 April***
113 – Little Ringed Plover
***11 February***
112 – Pheasant
2016 – 102 total for year
***7 November***
111 – Tawny Owl
***22 October***
110 – Brambling
109 – Lapwing
***15 October***
108 – Short-eared Owl
***8 October***
107 – White-fronted Goose
106 – Yellow-browed Warbler
***7 September***
105 – Ortolan Bunting
***30 July***
104 – Treecreeper
***14 May***
103 – Cetti’s Warbler
102 – Red-crested Pochard
***16 April***
101 – Shelduck
***23 March***
100 – Hooded Crow
***9 January***
99 – Peregrine

2015 – 98 total for year
***12 December***
98 – Firecrest
***25 October***
97 – Mediterranean Gull
***24 October***
96 – Lesser Redpoll
***17 October***
95 – Ring Ouzel
***26 September***
94 – Water Rail
***14 September***
93 – Yellow-legged Gull
92 – Yellow Wagtail
***31 August***
91 – Wryneck
***30 August***
90 – Tree Pipit
***29 August***
89 – Common Redstart
***22 August***
88 – Nuthatch
87 – Spotted Flycatcher
***15 August***
86 – Pied Flycatcher
***1 August***
85 – Sand Martin
***17 May***
84 – Red Kite
83 – Common Tern
***10 May***
82 – Hobby
81 – Swift
***25 April***
80 – Common Sandpiper
79 – Reed Warbler
78 – Lesser Whitethroat
77 – Garden Warbler
76 – Wood Warbler
75 – Whitethroat
***18 April***
74 – House Martin
73 – Swallow
72 – Grey Wagtail
71 – Whinchat
***14 April***
70 – Red-legged Partridge
***12 April***
69 – Willow Warbler
68 – Reed Bunting
***11 April***
67 – Blackcap
***22 March***
66 – Northern Wheatear
***14 March***
65 – Teal
64 – Chiffchaff
63 – Snipe
***8 March***
62 – Little Egret
61 – Stonechat
***21 February***
60 – Buzzard
***7 February***
59 – Redwing
58 – Fieldfare
***1 February***
57 – Great Black-backed Gull
***31 January***
56 – Collared Dove
***25 January***
55 – Mistle Thrush
54 – Greenfinch
***18 January***
53 – Siskin
***17 January***
52 – Kingfisher
51 – Coal Tit
50 – Little Grebe
49 – Egyptian Goose
48 – Goldcrest
47 – Jackdaw
46 – Lesser Black-backed Gull
45 – Linnet
44 – Herring Gull
***11 January***
43 – Pied Wagtail
42 – Kestrel
41 – Meadow Pipit
40 – Chaffinch
39 – Stock Dove
38 – Goldfinch
37 – Skylark
36 – Dunnock
35 – Green Woodpecker
***4 January***
34 – Greylag Goose
33 – Slavonian Grebe
32 – Grey Heron
31 – Cormorant
30 – Shoveler
29 – Common Gull
28 – Moorhen
27 – Great Spotted Woodpecker
26 – Wigeon
25 – Pochard
24 – Great Crested Grebe
23 – Tufted Duck
22 – Coot
21 – Mallard
20 – Gadwall
19 – Canada Goose
18 – Wren
17 – Mute Swan
16 – Long-tailed Tit
15 – Song Thrush
14 – Ring-necked Parakeet
***3 January***
13 – Jay
12 – Wood Pigeon
11 – Sparrowhawk
10 – Great Tit
09 – Starling
08 – House Sparrow
07 – Carrion Crow
06 – Magpie
05 – Robin
04 – Blue Tit
03 – Black-headed Gull
02 – Blackbird
01 – Feral Pigeon

Blog posts for 2015

In case anyone should feel inclined to look back at my first year birding the patch, they can be read here in reverse chronological order:

21 – On not finding a Caspian Gull
20 – On finally finding a Firecrest
19 – Where I take pretty pictures of the patch in the mist
18 – Where I post pictures of migrants
17 – Where I boast about getting the first photo of a Wryneck for the year
16 – Where I post a photo of an aeroplane
15 – Where I chat lots about spotted flycatchers
14 – On warblers and bees this one
13 – On Red-legged Partridge and where I post a funny pic of a parakeet
12 – On sickness and surveys (sounds like fun doesn’t it?)
11 – On numbers and a Wheatear
10 – Where I read out an old postcard and promote a forgotten river
9 – Where I post night-time shots from the woods
8 – On Skylarks and Springtime
7 – On a very vain crow
6 – On winter thrushes
5 – Where I go off patch a bit
4 – Where I celebrate the patch in pictures
3 – On an off-site water rail
2 – On the wonderful patch skylarks
1 – On a brilliant start to the year on the patch

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