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Wildlife sightings

We'd love to hear about the wildlife you’ve spotted in Lee Valley Regional Park. Every record helps us to monitor how species are doing throughout the park and will also feed into wider county records.

Want to submit your wildlife sightings? You can fill out the form below or alternatively email 

wildlifesightings@leevalleypark.org.uk

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Recent sightings in the park
Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

19/05/24, 14:50

Dark-edged Bee-fly - Bombylius major

David Moir

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

19/05/24, 14:34

Azure (pictured), Blue-tailed, Large Red and Banded Demoiselle damselflies. Dragonfly - probably Hairy, based on general colour and early season.

David Moir

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

19/05/24, 14:05

Brimstone (pictured), Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Peacock, Holly blue and Speckled Wood butterflies

David Moir

Myddelton House Gardens

11/05/24, 11:15

Damselfly larval skin (exuvia) - ID uncertain

David Moir

Fishers Green

07/05/24, 01:25

One Nightingale singing along the river between the power station and the first car park

James Russell

Amwell

29/04/24, 11:11

Common Whitethroat

Stuart Fox

Cheshunt

26/04/24, 14:45

Terrapin

Shannel

Waltham Abbey Gardens

20/04/24, 14:00

Two Yellow Wagtails. Sat on the wall near me on the bridge outside the cafe

Terry Simmons

Seen from the Wildlife Discovery Centre, Fishers Green

03/04/24, 13:00

Heron chick (you can just see its eye)

Paula Moore

Stanstead Innings

01/04/24, 10:15

Willow Warbler

Stuart Fox

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

19/05/24, 14:47

Red-and-black Froghopper

David Moir

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

19/05/24, 14:29

Common Malachite beetle

David Moir

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

18/05/24, 15:00

Cuckoo, Red-headed Cardinal beetle, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Red & Black Froghopper, Crab Spider, Mayfly Ephemera (vulgata?) sp.

David Moir

Myddelton House Gardens

11/05/24, 11:13

Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus (Marmalade)

David Moir

Near filter beds, on the Lee

06/05/24, 07:30

Little Egret feeding along the bank of the river, next to a Heron.

Tom Kuhn

Amwell

29/04/24, 10:11

Red-crested Pochard

Stuart Fox

Rye meads

21/04/24, 10:15

Little Ringed Plover from the Draper Hide

Paula Moore

Rye Meads

18/04/24, 12:08

A pair of Canada Geese flying in unison

Michael Mignott

Seen from the Wildlife Discovery Centre tower at Fishers Green

03/04/24, 13:00

Heron & chick from

paula moore

Waltham Cross, Cheshunt

30/03/24, 17:00

Black Swan

Inese Sebarsova

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

19/05/24, 14:45

Italian Striped Shieldbug - Graphosoma italicum.

David Moir

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Abbey

19/05/24, 14:24

Drake Mackerel Mayfly - Ephemera vulgata

David Moir

Myddelton House Gardens

11/05/24, 11:30

Box-tree Moth caterpillars

David Moir

Myddelton House Gardens

11/05/24, 11:10

Several Large Red Damselflies, mostly paired.

David Moir

Cheshunt

30/04/24, 13:37

Terrapin

Angela

Waterworks NR

28/04/24, 13:00

Swan with seven chicks.
Also singing Lesser Whitethroat and Reed Bunting

Marcin Kempa

Rye meads

21/04/24, 10:00

Pair of Garganey from the Draper hide

Paula Moore

Fishers Green

11/04/24, 17:30

Nightingales singing in four locations:
1. By Wildlife Discovery Centre
2. By where the bridge meets path to electricity substation
3. On overflow channel path by tree stump
4. Across the overflow channel by outfall pipe.

Pablo

70 Acres lake, Fishers Green.

03/04/24, 12:30

Pair of Shelduck

Paula Moore

Waltham Abbey

25/03/24, 15:00

Silver Wood Duck

Duck Drama

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