Birds of London Winter 2015

This large post includes a list of the 61 birds including 7 life birds seen on this trip; bringing my UK list up to 261 since I started the list in 1987. I saw while in London late December 2015 and first week of January 2016. Captions provide the names, locations and dates of each siting. I posted the best ones but decided to include a few not so good photos as they are all I have of certain species.

My one serious trip was to the WWT London Wildlife Refuge on 1/4/2016. The WWT (Wildlife and Wetlands Trust has 8 other refuges around Great Britain. They cater to families, provide education and the wetlands have blinds for serious birders. I may not have found some of them, like the bittern and snipe, if other birders hadn’t pointed them out to me. My one disappointment was not having more days to do this. It was really a trip to visit family. Cemeteries are the best for birding. I enjoyed St James Park which is well stocked with ducks and pelicans.; and winter birds and ducks in and Clissold Park. Walthamstow Marshes might have produced some good birds but I didn’t get the time to investigate it.

Land Birds

Water Birds

2015-2016 UK Bird list
List of Birds seen by Sherry Felix

 

11 thoughts on “Birds of London Winter 2015

  1. Victor Rakmil 2016-01-30 / 6:31 am

    The jays and blackbirds stand out as truly wonderful images. Great post great images.

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      • kmcgheeart 2016-01-30 / 10:09 pm

        Thanks Sherry, I would definitely do that AND give you photo reference credit when appropriate. Keep taking the beautiful pictures.

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  2. eileen 2016-02-01 / 10:20 am

    loved all the pictures

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  3. Jet Eliot 2016-02-01 / 5:46 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post, Sherry, thanks so much. I was certain there must be a mistake about the nene, but then I looked it up and saw that WWT was instrumental in saving this species from extinction, and then I remembered that there was indeed an English org., and they are the ones. Absolutely fantastic! Also enjoyed that first image with the jays, fun to see the smews, and OMG how incredible to see the bittern and snipe, great that some new friends pointed them out. Thanks for taking the time to label each bird, and enjoyed seeing your list, too.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-02-01 / 6:49 pm

      Thanks Jet. Glad you enjoyed the jay composite and the rest. There was one set of ducks I couldn’t name – the three in the grass.

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  4. Nature on the Edge 2016-02-27 / 12:38 am

    Sherry am impressed by the variety of species, especially the waterfowl. Interesting how birds can thrive in green belt in the big cities – and it appeals to my sense of the quirky to go bird watching in cemeteries.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-02-27 / 3:33 am

      I am always amazed by how many bird species pass through Central Park. Greenwood Cemetery is a great place to bird too, talking of cemeteries 🙂 thanks for the comment.

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