Saturday, 6 August 2011

Broadwater Gravel Pit, Harefield

I made a short hop across the county border to Broadwater Gravel Pit in Harefield where the following species were observed;
Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant (several pairs with young at nest), Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose (44), Domestic Greylag Goose (1 on river colne),  Canada Goose (93), Egyptian Goose (5), Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen,  Coot, Lapwing (3), Black-headed Gull (2), Lesser Black-backed Gull (c40 including juvs), Herring Gull (1), Common Tern (26 including juvs), Feral Rock Dove (1 over briefly), Woodpigeon, Kingfisher (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (1), Sand Martin (10), Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Reed Warbler (2), Blackcap (adult plus 2 juvs), Chiffchaff (6), Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay (1), Carrion Crow (3), Chaffinch, Greenfinch.
Small White, Red Admiral.
Grass Snake (1).

HS2 Proposed Project
Below is a poster that is present in one of the hides explaining how this so called green project will impact on our countryside. Part of the proposed route will pass through the Broadwater Lake Reserve as it heads north through London, Herts and Bucks towards Birmingham. Apparently high speed trains traveling over 200mph will pass by every 15 minutes.

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