27 March 2011

Eyes to the Sky

In the relative absence of passerine migrants, today was a sky day. After a fairly quiet morning, a ragged Red Kite drifted north over Alex, and was good enough to fly over Tim and his group of migrant-hunters in the Old Sewage works. This is the second in under a fortnight, no doubt we'll be sick of them in a few years time. A couple of Buzzards in the afternoon rounded off a good day for the sky above Wanstead Flats, made all the more memorable by one of the model aircraft crashing near Long Wood. It is apparently beyond repair, such a shame.

Not too much else to report. Plenty of Chiffchaffs on territory, and a few Blackcap starting to sing. Usual Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers present and correct in West Copse, and on the Plain in the Park. A Little Egret on the Roding , and three Sand Martins briefly on Alex, seen only by Stuart.

1 comment:

  1. Oh for a Red Kite at Leyton Flats, I have never had one. Leyton Flats has been very slow for migrants, only warblers so far.