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Monday 11 October 2010

Dagenham Riverside October 10th

Mid morning visit with the sun just starting to break through promised a bright day. Had not visited this site for quite a while, quite a lot of construction change that I knew was coming, hopefully it will benefit the birds on site with the mitigation after.


On walking round the first bird heard was a overhead Brambling, it then got better when I saw it land, managed to get off a couple of distant photo’s. On arrival at the waters edge, heard a Rock Pipit briefly and then got onto a group of 3 Grey Wagtails.

Despite a thorough search through the Gulls on the river could not find anything of note other than the usual Lessers, Herrings and Black Headed Gulls. Single Common and 3 Great Black Backs were seen.

Other birds seen were

Siskin – 2 overhead calling

Redshank – 1 on mud

Common Snipe – 1 flushed by the rocks.

Teal – 81 on mud and waters edge

Shelduck – 12 waters edge

Chiffchaff – 1 calling

Cetti’s Warbler – 1 calling

Sparrowhawk 1 female overhead

2 Small Coppers also seen.

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