Dagenham Chase LNR

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Dagenham Chase Big Day Count

Vince Halley-Frame.

Saturday 3rd May 2008:

1:Little Grebe, 2:Great Crested Grebe, 3:Cormorant, 4:Grey Heron, 5:Mute Swan, 6: Greylag Goose, 7: Canada Goose, 8:Shelduck, 9:Mallard, 10:Pochard, 11:Tufted Duck, 12: Ruddy Duck, 13:Sparrowhawk, 14: Common Buzzard, 15:Kestrel, 16:Hobby, 17:Peregrine Falcon, 18:Pheasant, 19:Moorhen, 20:Coot, 21:Little Ringed Plover, 22:Lapwing, 23:Common Sandpiper, 24:Black-headed Gull, 25:Lesser Black-backed Gull, 26: Herring Gull, 27:Common Tern, 28:Feral Rock Dove, 29:Stock Dove, 30:Woodpigeon, 31:Collared Dove, 32:Little Owl, 33:Swift, 34:Kingfisher, 35:Green Woodpecker, 36:Great Spotted Woodpecker, 37:Skylark, 38:Sand Martin, 39:Swallow, 40:House Martin, 41:Meadow Pipit, 42:Pied Wagtail, 43:Wren, 44:Dunnock, 45:Robin, 46:Blackbird, 47:Song Thrush, 48:Mistle Thrush, 49:Cetti's Warbler, 50:Reed Warbler, 51:Lesser Whitethroat, 52:Common Whitethroat, 53:Blackcap, 54:Chiffchaff, 55:Willow Warbler, 56:Long-tailed Tit, 57:Blue Tit, 58:Great Tit, 59:Jay, 60:Magpie, 61:Jackdaw, 62:Rook, 63:Carrion Crow, 64:Starling, 65:House Sparrow, 66:Chaffinch, 67:Greenfinch, 68:Goldfinch, 69:Linnet, 70:Bullfinch, 71:Reed Bunting.

All 71 species were seen with no 'heard only birds'.I was birding the patch on my own.

Worst omissions: Gadwall (pair on 1st/ & evening of 2nd May ), Sedge Warbler singing on the evening of 2nd May, Common Snipe a single bird up until 1st May, Cuckoo absolutely ziltch so far in 2008, likewise Garden Warbler.

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