Friday, 8 April 2011

Broadwater Gravel Pit, Harefield

A morning visit produced the following species;
Little Grebe (2 pairs), Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose (pair with 2 remaining goslings plus another pair), Gadwall (3 pairs), Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye (7 inc pair), Common Buzzard (3), Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher (1), Black-headed Gull (c50), Common Gull (1), Lesser Black-backed Gull (1), Herring Gull (5), Stock Dove, Woodpigeon (14), Ring-necked Parakeet (2), Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker (2 displaying pairs), Wren (65 singing male), Dunnock (4 singing male), Robin (8 singing male), Blackbird (12 singing male), Song Thrush (2 singing male), Blackcap (43 inc 41 singing male), Chiffchaff (24 singing male), Willow Warbler (6 singing male), Goldcrest (2 singing male), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper (displaying pair), Jay (displaying pair), Magpie, Jackdaw (25), Carrion Crow (pair), Chaffinch (13 singing male), Goldfinch, Bullfinch (pair), Reed Bunting (3 singing male).
Orange Tip, Comma, Large White, Green-veined White, Peacock, Brimstone, Holly Blue. 

                                           Black-headed Gull

                                          Egyptian Goose (pair with 2 remaining goslings).

                                          Greylag Goose

                                         Cormorant with young at nest.

                                          Great-crested Grebe



                                          Holly Blue.

                                          Orange Tip.

                                                        Garlic Mustard.
                                                        Cuckoo Flower.
                                                        Common Field Speedwell.
                                                        Field forget-me-not.


                                                          Ground Ivy.
                                          Grey Willow.
                                                        Green Alkanet.

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