Thursday, 19 May 2011

Broadwater Gravel Pit, Harefield

A late morning, early afternoon visit produced the following species;
Great-crested Grebe (13 pairs), Cormorant (many fledged young), Grey Heron (at least 3 broods noted), Mute Swan (pair), Greylag Goose (12 inc 3 pairs with goslings), Canada Goose (8 inc 3 pairs with goslings), Egyptian Goose (2 pairs), Gadwall (several pairs), Mallard, Pochard (pair), Tufted Duck (several pairs), Moorhen, Coot (3 pairs with fledged young), Lapwing (4), Oystercatcher (pair feeding 2 downy young), Black-headed Gull (c36 nesting pairs), Lesser Black-backed Gull (5), Herring Gull (10), Common Tern (3 nesting pairs), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (3 inc pair), Cuckoo (singing male), Kingfisher (pair), Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (2 pairs with well grown young at nest), Sand Martin (1), Grey Wagtail (1), Wren (pair with recently fledged young), Dunnock (singing male), Robin (singing male), Blackbird (singing male), Song Thrush (singing male), Sedge Warbler (2 singing male), Reed Warbler (15 singing male), Common Whitethroat (2 singing male), Garden Warbler (4 singing male), Blackcap (10 singing male plus 2 pairs), Chiffchaff (7 singing male), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit (2 pairs with young at nest), Great Tit, Treecreeper (2 singing male), Magpie, Jackdaw (2), Carrion Crow (2), Chaffinch (several singing male), Greenfinch (2 singing male), Reed Bunting (3 singing male).
Common Blue Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle.
Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Common Blue (2).

                                          Common Blue at Broadwater G.P

                                                       Great-spotted Woodpecker (juv at nest).

No comments:

Post a Comment