Monday, 22 July 2013

Monday 22nd july 4.30pm Ingrebourne Valley.

The Ingrebourne Valley is looking superb at the moment with birds and wildlife appearing again.  The scrape on it's own is looking very attractive and is attracting.  In the last few days we have had a summer adult Spotted Redshank and today there was 5 Green sandpipers (expect this number to grow) 2 Snipe, Wigeon, Teal,  many Gulls and Lapwings,  a Kingfisher was at a usual fishing spot, and a Cuckoo flew past across the scrape.   Be on the lookout something very special is going to turn up.


Green Sandpiper

Snippy Snipe


  1. Hi That was a lovely selection of birds you found at Ingrebourne Valley. Margaret

    1. Hi Margaret, The Ingrebourne Valley is a beautiful area always springing surprises and is SSSI land. It is the old Hornchurch airfield and the largest marsh left in London, although we are right on the edge of it. I was interested in your Strangford Loch trip as my wifes cousin lives in Portaferry and her uncle edited a community paper some years ago, looks a wonderful place he never stopped talking about it. regards, Dave.