Monday, 4 May 2015

Broadwater Gravel Pit

An afternoon visit in sunny, mild conditions produced the following species:-
Little Grebe (pair), Great Crested Grebe (pair with well grown young), Great Cormorant (many occupied nests with young), Grey Heron (occupied nest with young), Mute Swan (occupied nest), Greylag Goose (pair), Canada Goose (2 pairs with goslings), Egyptian Goose (4), Gadwall (pair), Mallard (pair), Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Goldeneye (pair on River Colne), Red Kite (1), Eurasian Hobby (2 hawking), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Eurasian Oystercatcher (pair), Black-headed Gull (several occupied nests), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Tern (19), Arctic Tern (5), Woodpigeon, Common Cuckoo (singing male), Common Kingfisher (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (pair), Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird (adult collecting food), Song Thrush (singing male), Cetti's Warbler (4 singing male), Common Reed Warbler (6 singing male), Garden Warbler (6 singing male), Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay (1), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch, Common Reed Bunting.

                              A record shot of Arctic Tern at Broadwater Gravel Pit this afternoon.

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