Monday, 12 December 2011

Broadwater Gravel Pit

An afternoon visit to Broadwater Lake Nature Reserve produced the following species:-
Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret (1), Grey Heron, Mute Swan, White-fronted Goose (2 european birds present with greylag geese), Greylag Goose (120), Canada Goose (c30), Egyptian Goose (2), Wigeon (12), Gadwall (8), Teal (2), Northern Shoveler (6), Pochard (96), Tufted Duck, Goldeneye (12), Water Rail (1), Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing (c50), Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull (c200), Great Black-backed Gull (1), Woodpigeon, Kingfisher (2), Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (2), Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Redwing, Chiffchaff (4), Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Treecreeper, Jay (2), Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Siskin (15), Lesser Redpoll (4).

Below are a couple of record shots taken of the White-fronted Geese.

Earlier at Maple Lodge 35 Teal and a single Green Sandpiper were observed from the Sluice Hide while at Woodoaks Farm c130 Collared Dove and 2 Red Kite were noted.


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