Sunday, 1 July 2012

30-06-12 Broadwater Gravel Pit

An afternoon visit in mild but blustery conditions provided the following species:-
Great-crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret (1), Mute Swan, Greylag Goose (17), Canada Goose (15), Egyptian Goose (1), Gadwall, Mallard (duck with new brood), Common Pochard, Tufted Duck (2 duck with new broods), Red Kite (1), Eurasian Hobby (1 hunting Swift successfully), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Northern Lapwing (16), Black-headed Gull (many fledged young), Lesser Black-backed Gull (8), Herring Gull (2), Common Tern (present with young), Sandwich Tern (1 observed calling in flight), Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (1), Common Swift (c100 feeding above lake), Common Kingfisher (1), Sand Martin, House Martin, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Song Thrush, Sedge Warbler (2), European Reed Warbler (2), Garden Warbler (2), Blackcap (8), Chiffchaff (4), Long-tailed Tit (adults with young), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Jay (2), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch.
Red Admiral, Comma, Ringlet, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown.
Dragonflies & Damselflies:-
Emperor Dragonfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Banded Demoiselle.

                                                Emperor Dragonfly (immature).

                                                                    Large Skipper.

                                                                    Red Admiral.


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