Sunday, 1 May 2011

30th April Staines Reservoir & Woodoaks Farm

An early morning visit to Staines Reservoir after working a night-shift produced the following species; 
Great Northern Diver (immature on south basin), Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Gadwall (5), Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Little Gull (12 on south basin inc 11 adult and 1 first summer), Black-headed Gull (c300), Common Tern, Feral Pigeon, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (56 over), Swift (3), Pied Wagtail, Robin, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling.

An afternoon visit to Woodoaks Farm produced the following species of interest;
Greylag Goose (4 on pasture), Canada Goose (2 on pasture), Red Kite (1), Common Buzzard (1), Kestrel (female), Garden Warbler (singing male), Blackcap (4 singing male),Common Whitethroat (singing male), Chiffchaff (singing male), Green Woodpecker (1).
Hairy Dragonfly, Broad-bodied Chaser.

                                          Red Kite

                                          Red Kite mobbed by Carrion Crow

                                                       Hairy Dragonfly.

                                          Broad-bodied Chaser.

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