Saturday, 27 April 2013

Broadwater GP - 25 April 2013

A visit by a small team of four to Broadwater was the first spring visit to the site. With a large amount of Silver Birch there was potential for a Wood Warbler to be around somewhere, but it was not to be, and this again was very much a Blackap day, with eight being caught, followed by Chiff-chaff, with two caught. A Woodpigeon was the only bird unexpected bird of the morning. The open water just contained the expected water birds and a single Buzzard and Red Kite drifted over.

5 Male Chaffinch

Totals: 12 (1)
Woodpigeon -1
Dunnock - 0 (1)
Blackcap -  8
Chiff-chaff - 2
Chaffinch - 1

In the afternoon I made a visit to Staines Reservoir to take  peak at the Black Terns, bumping into one of my colleagues from the morning. There were 11 present with 10 on the South side and one solitary loner on the North. I picked up one of the Little Gulls but did not persist in hunting down the second. There had been two Dunlin present and managed to pick one up as flew across the south basin.