Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Broadwater Gravel Pit, Harefield

Steve Carter and I conducted a mid-morning visit to Broadwater Gravel Pit where species observed were as follows;
Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose (6), Canada Goose (pair with goslings), Egyptian Goose (pair), Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk (1), Hobby (1), Moorhen, Coot (pair with young), Lapwing (1), Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull (c50), Common Tern (12), Black Tern (1), Feral Pigeon (2), Stock Dove (2), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (pair), Cuckoo (singing male), Kingfisher (1), Green Woodpecker (calling male), Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming male), Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler (6 singing male), Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Starling , Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting (singing male).
A single Black Tern was observed in flight low above the lake and remained for around half an hour busily feeding on insects before moving on.

                                          Black Tern at Broadwater Gravel Pit (record shots).

                                          Carrion Crow mobbing Sparrowhawk.

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