Sunday, 18 April 2010

Box End Park: Webs Count 18/04/2010

Black-headed Gull 1
Buzzard 1
Canada Goose 2 (6 more passed over the site.)
Common Tern 2
Cormorant 1
Great Crested Grebe 3
Grey Heron 1
Little Ringed Plover 5
Mallard 27 (1 of the females had 10 ducklings.)
Meadow Pipit Present
Mute Swan 2 (1 Juvenile and a female on nest.)
Oystercatcher 1
Pied/White Wagtail 2
Skylark Present

Total number of species: 14 Individuals: 48

Another glorious morning but cold with a ground frost. Parked up as usual and walked the park. At Vicarage Farm an unhappy Great Tit drew my attention to a Little Owl in a tree by the entrance to Vicarage Farm. At the park entrance a Chiffchaff was singing, 3 others were heard/seen around the park along with 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcaps. 2 Common Terns were seen around the park. A couple of Sand Martins were spotted feeding over the north lake and 2 Stock Doves were feeding on the west side of the south lake. A Swallow was on the telephone wire by Vicarage Farm on the way back to the car.

A great start but no time to hang around as it was off to Priory CP for the guided walk at 9am.