Sunday, 6 October 2013

Broadwater Gravel Pit

A late afternoon visit in mild conditions provided the following species:-
Little Grebe (4), Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose (4), Eurasian Wigeon (10), Gadwall, Common Teal (6), Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Red Kite (1), Common Buzzard (1), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Northern Lapwing (13), Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (3), Great-spotted Woodpecker (1), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Common Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper (1), Eurasian Jay (2), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw (5), Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch.

                                                      View of the lake looking east.

While walking along the footpath adjacent the River Colne I happened across the remains of what I believe to be a young Mute Swan. All that remained was a stripped leg with colour ring attached. I have forwarded the information on and am now awaiting a reply.

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