Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Broadwater Gravel Pit

A morning visit bathed in sunshine with a light cooling breeze provided the following species:-
Great-crested Grebe, Great Cormorant (several occupied nests with young), Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose (2 pairs with goslings), Canada Goose (3 pairs with goslings), Gadwall, Mallard, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-headed Gull (c30 nesting pairs most with recently hatched young on rafts), Lesser Black-backed Gull (6), Herring Gull (3), Common Tern (c5 nesting pairs on rafts), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (pair at probable nest), Common Cuckoo (2 singing), Common Swift (c100 feeding overhead), Common Kingfisher (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (2), Common Sand Martin (1), Common House Martin (10), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Cetti's Warbler (singing male), European Reed Warbler (5 singing male), Sedge Warbler (singing male), Common Whitethroat (singing male), Garden Warbler (several singing male), Blackcap (several singing male), Chiffchaff (4 singing male), Goldcrest (3 singing male), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit (nest with young), Great Tit (nest with young), Eurasian Jay (pair collecting food), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw (8), Carrion Crow (pair collecting food), Common Chaffinch (singing male), European Goldfinch (singing male), European Greenfinch (singing male), Common Reed Bunting (3 singing male).
Banded Demoiselle, Common Blue Damslefly.
Speckled Wood.

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