Friday, 6 February 2015

A little patch reward

After last weekends forgettable Sunday morning trip to the Flats in which I failed to see one single bird of note - to be honest I struggled to see any form of bird life, the Flats resembled the haunting landscape of Chernobyl - but with dogs! So on a quick Thursday afternoon visit It was good to add another number to the year list (66sp) in the shape of a Common Buzzard high over the Police Scrape, this was being hotly pursued by the obligatory corvid. 

Last year it took me until the 27th December to add Common Buzzard to the annual patch total, so to get one this early in the proceedings made my little trip somewhat worthwhile.

Wanstead, London


  1. I didn't realise that Common Buzzard was such a Wanstead notable still Tony. We are so used to them in North Surrey that they have become hardly worth lifting the bins for. How times have changed!

  2. They're still irregular visitors here, typically after midday when the sun is out and you get the odd bird drift down from Epping Forest/Upper Lea Valley corridor.