Hackney Marshes is a large area of mainly playing fields, disected by the River Lea, which is tidal. The western edge is bordered by the Lee Navigation. At the north end of the marshes lie two sets of Filter Beds, Middlesex and Essex (now Waterworks Nature reserve). There are a number of woodland strips and an area of Woodland (Wick Woodland), plus some areas of rough grassland. There is due to be considerable change to the area owing to Olympic development.
Gary A James 2008 Patchlist
Little Grebe,Cormorant,Grey Heron,Little Egret,Mute Swan,Greylag Goose,Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose,Shelduck, Gadwall,Teal,Mallard,Shoveler, Wigeon,Pochard,Tufted Duck,Osprey,Red Kite,Honey Buzzard, Buzzard,Sparrowhawk,Peregrine,Kestrel,Hobby, Water Rail,Moorhen,Coot,Pheasant,Common Sandpiper,Green Sandpiper,Snipe,Jack Snipe,B H Gull,Common Gull,Yellow-legged Gull,LBB Gull,Herring Gull, GBB Gull,Common Tern,Woodpigeon, Stock Dove,Collared Dove,Tuetle Dove,Ring-necked Parakeet,Kingfisher,Swift,Sand Martin,House Martin,Swallow,Green Woodpecker,G S Woodpecker,Meadow Pipit,Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail,Wren,Dunnock,Robin,Stonechat,Wheatear,Blackbird,Song Thrush,Redwing, Fieldfare,Mistle Thrush,Chiffchaff,Willow Warbler,Blackcap,Whitethroat,Lesser Whitethroat,Garden Warbler,Reed Warbler, Firecrest,Goldcrest,Sotted Flycatcher,L T Tit,Blue Tit,Great Tit,Jackdaw,Magpie,Carrion Crow, Jay,Starling,House Sparrow,Chaffinch,Greenfinch, Goldfinch,Siskin, Lesser Redpoll,Linnet,Reed Bunting,Feral Pigeon. 91 species