Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Broadwater Gravel Pit

A late morning visit in sunny mild conditions provided the following species:-
Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Little Egret (3), Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose (13), Eurasian Wigeon (10), Gadwall, Common Teal (5), Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard (2), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Northern Lapwing (15), Green Sandpiper (2), Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Common Kingfisher (1), Barn Swallow (7), Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Song Thrush, Cetti's Warbler (singing male), Common Chiffchaff (5), Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay (3), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Eurasian Siskin (1).
Last winter I struggled to find Eurasian Siskin locally with only a few records noted. I'm pleased to say that records have begun to trickle in already during early Autumn and today I noted a singleton in flight, calling as it flew overhead. 

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