Fairlop Waters

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Fairlop Waters is found in the East of the London Borough of Redbridge, near to Hainault Forest. With 5 lakes and ponds, a stream, farmland, quarry, landfill site, woodland and heathland it is suitable for a wide variety of birds throughout the year. It is possibly best known for the long staying Humes Warbler in 2004 or for its important flocks of Golden Plover and Lapwing that can both reach over 1000 in the winter. Usually around 110 species are recorded here each year. The Site Total stands at 191.

Resident all year: Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Pheasant, Lapwing, Little Owl, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer.

Winter: Regular wildfowl include good numbers of Teal, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Pochard and Shoveler, occasional Wigeon, or rarer duck (Shelduck, Goldeneye and Gooseander in 2009). 1000+ of various Gulls, 1000+ Lapwing and several hundred Golden Plover in the adjacent fields and the landfill site. Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Short Eared Owl often present and hunting at dusk. Large influx of Long Tailed Tits and Goldcrests. Stonechat. 100s of Redwing and Fieldfare. Occasional groups of Siskin and Lesser Redpoll. Occasional Water Rail, Kingfisher and Woodcock.

Passage: Wheatear, Whinchat, Hobby, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail. Any wader could show up but usually only on their own. Occasional Black Necked Grebe, Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Yellow-Browed Warbler.

Summer: Breeding Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Whitethroat. House Martins, Sand Martins, Swifts and Swallows all usually present around the lake.

Daniel Erickson-Hull Patchlist 2009

January 1st:

(1) Wood Pigeon, (2) Lesser Black Backed Gull, (3) Carrion Crow, (4) Starling, (5) Collared Dove, (6) Kestrel, (7) Cormorant, (8) Black Headed Gull, (9) Common Gull, (10) Herring Gull, (11) Mute Swan, (12) Moorhen, (13) Lapwing, (14) Coot, (15) Blackbird, (16) Pochard, (17) Tufted Duck, (18) Magpie, (19) Redwing, (20) Fieldfare, (21) Feral Pigeon, (22) Jackdaw,

January 2nd:

(23) House Sparrow, (24) Canada Goose, (25) Mallard, (26) Great Crested Grebe, (27) Little Grebe, (28) Shoveler, (29) Goldeneye, (30) Teal, (31) Gadwall, (32) Golden Plover, (33) Blue Tit, (34) Long Tailed Tit, (35) Goldcrest, (36) Green Woodpecker, (37) Meadow Pipit, (38) Skylark, (39) Pied Wagtail, (40) Reed Bunting, (41) Stonechat, (42) Robin, (43) Wren, (44) Dunnock, (45) Greylag Goose,

January 3rd:

(46) Woodcock, (47) Grey Heron,

January 9th:

(48) Jay, (49) Sparrowhawk, (50) Great Tit, (51) Greenfinch, (52) Goldfinch, (53) Lesser Redpoll, (54) Pheasant, (55) Chaffinch, (56) Song Thrush,

January 13th:

(57) Greater Spotted Woodpecker, (58) Stock Dove, (59) Snipe, (60) Yellowhammer,

January 17th:

(61) Shelduck, (62) Peregrine Falcon, (63) Mistle Thrush,

January 18th:

(64) Marsh Harrier,

January 24th:

(65) Siskin, (66) Water Rail, (67) Green Sandpiper,

January 25th

(68) Grey Wagtail,

January 31st

(69) Great Black Backed Gull,

February 8th

(70) Yellow Legged Gull,

February 14th

(71) Linnet,

February 24th

(72) Little Owl, (73) Barn Owl,

March 16th

(74) Chiffchaff,

March 20th

(75) Redshank, (76) Greenshank, (77) Jack Snipe,

March 26th

(78) Merlin,

March 27th

(79) Blackcap, (80) Wheatear,

March 30th

(81) Little Ringed Plover, (82) Water Pipit,

April 2nd

(83) Sand Martin, (84) Spotted Crake,

April 6th

(85) Swallow,

April 9th

(86) Yellow Wagtail,

April 13th

(87) Willow Warbler,

April 20th

(88) Whitethroat, (89) Common Sandpiper,

April 21st

(90) House Martin,

April 22nd

(91) Lesser Whitethroat, (92) Garden Warbler, (93) Short Eared Owl,

April 23rd

(94) Whimbrel,

May 8th

(95) Swift,

May 12th

(96) Turtle Dove, (97) Grasshopper Warbler,

May 13th

(98) Hobby, (99) Sedge Warbler, (100) Corn Bunting, (101) Whinchat,

May 14th

(102) Reed Warbler,

June 14th

(103) Common Tern,

July 25th

(104) Little Egret,

September 20th

(105) Buzzard, (106) Spotted Flycatcher,

September 27th

(107) Cuckoo,

October 4th

(108) Rock Pipit,

October 17th

(109) Kingfisher,

October 29th

(110) Black Necked Grebe,

November 1st

(111) Rook,

Novermber 6th

(112) Ring Necked Parakeet, (113) Hawfinch,

November 12th

(114) Red Crested Pochard,

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