Welcome to the Buteo Wildlife blog, a record of some of the wildlife that we have been seeing and occasional identification articles that will hopefully be useful for those trying to learn about wildlife.

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21 May 2012

A day in the Lee Valley (30 April 2012).

On one of the rare dry days recently I gave the Lee Valley a bit of a bash starting at Fishers Green where there were 6 Nightingales singing round Fishers Green Island and I finally managed to catch up with a Garden Warbler. A Hobby was flying around and a Cuckoo was calling.

I then went north to Amwell where the drake Garganey was showing very well from the viewpoint. The pair of Oystercatchers are nesting on the island and there were also a couple of Redshanks and a Common Sandpiper around the water's edge. Two Little Egrets were present and 6 Common Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk were seen in flight. I also saw my first Holly Blue of the year.

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