WeBS counts on Wanstead Flats and in Wanstead Park 21 February 2016

Common Teal

Today’s WeBS counts on Wanstead Flats and in Wanstead Park produced some interesting finds, including a bumper total of 1200+ Common Gulls on the Flats and 22 Common Teal in the Park (close to a record for the Park). There was also a sharming Water Rail at Shoulder of Mutton but it didn’t show itself. Scores on the doors (combined Flats and Park):

  • Mute Swan, 29
  • Canada Goose, 201
  • Greylag Goose, 46
  • Egyptian Goose, 4
  • Mallard, 181
  • Gadwall, 16
  • Shoveler, 49
  • Common Teal, 22
  • Pochard, 15
  • Tufted Duck, 39
  • LIttle Grebe, 3
  • Great Crested Grebe, 3
  • Cormorant, 6
  • Grey Heron, 5
  • Water Rail, 1
  • Coot, 152
  • Moorhen, 56
  • Black-headed Gull, 664+
  • Common Gull, 1214+
  • Herring Gull, 13
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11
  • Great Black=backed Gull, 1

Tim Harris