Monday, 19 March 2012

Broadwater Gravel Pit & Woodoaks Farm

A mid morning visit to Broadwater Gravel Pit produced the following species:-
Little Grebe (pair), Great-crested Grebe (displaying pair),
Great Cormorant (several nesting pairs), Grey Heron, Mute Swan (pair), Greylag Goose (3 pairs), Canada Goose (at least a pair), Gadwall (2 pairs), Common Teal (6 including a pair), Mallard, Northern Shoveler (at least a pair), Northern Pochard (at least a pair), Tufted Duck (at least a pair), Common Goldeneye (11 including 3 male), Goosander (3 including 2 male), Red Kite (1), Common Buzzard (2), Common Kestrel (male), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull (c20), Stock Dove (1), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (2), Common Kingfisher (1),
Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (drumming male), Wren (several singing male), Dunnock (singing male), European Robin (singing male), Blackbird, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (6 including 4 singing male), Goldcrest (singing male), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, European Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting (singing male).
Red Admiral.

                                          Great-crested Grebe

                                          Colt's-foot in bloom at Broadwater Grevel Pit.

An early evening visit to Woodoaks Farm produced a single male Northern Wheatear present at the manure pile. Chris Howard had discovered this bird earlier in the day.

                                          Northern Wheatear at Woodoaks Farm.

No comments:

Post a Comment