My Wanstead Bird List

Western Flats

Dawn on the Patch

I have been birding on Wanstead Flats and Wanstead Park since the winter of 2014. I only really manage to get out at weekends, so will never match the numbers some of the other Wanstead birders see.

In my first full year, 2015, I saw 98 species of bird on the Patch; in 2016 I broke the tonne with 102 and saw 105 in 2017. The patch life list below simply lists new birds seen.

2018
***16 January***
118 – Great White Egret
***13 January***
117 – Woodcock
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

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