Monday, 2 January 2012

Broadwater Gravel Pit

A late morning visit in mild conditions produced the following species:-
Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret (1), Grey Heron,  Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Wigeon (23), Gadwall (6), Mallard, Northern Shoveler (29), Pochard (72), Tufted Duck, Goldeneye (6), Sparrowhawk, Water Rail (1), Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing (30), Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull (3), Woodpigeon, Grey Wagtail (1), Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare (3), Redwing, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (6), Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Treecreeper, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch (2), Siskin (c20).
A brief visit to Tilehouse north gravel pit produced a single Common Buzzard with c200 Fieldfare noted feeding nearby on the winter wheat fields at West Hyde.

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