Sunday, 14 March 2010

Box End Park: Webs Count 14/03/2010

Black-headed Gull 14
Buzzard 2
Canada Goose 2
Cormorant 1
Great Crested Grebe 1
Grey Heron 2
Kestrel 1
Kingfisher 1
Mallard 38
Meadow Pipit 3
Moorhen 5
Oystercatcher 2
Pied/White Wagtail 1
Skylark Present<
Snipe 1
Sparrowhawk 1

Total number of species: 16, Individuals: 75

Great to be out on such a beautiful morning and first up was a lovely Kestrel just as I entered the park. It was a good day for raptors with 2 Common Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk also noted. A second Oystercatcher has turned up. Cormorant numbers were surprisingly low. A single Kingfisher was seen on 2 occasions so may have been 2 but couldn't be certain. Biggest surprise of the morning was zero Mute Swans, the first time I haven't had a Mute Swan since I started doing the WeBS counts here.