Sunday, 13 March 2011

Box End Park WeBS: 13/03/2011

Surprised and delighted to see an Otter hunting at the south end of the lake when I arrived at the park this morning. The 2 Oystercatchers were present again this month but no Lapwings. I may have missed the Lapwings, if they are still roosting in the park, as it was already light when I arrived. A number of Lapwings were displaying on the other side of the bypass, where they nested last year, 2 made a fly over visit. Other flyover visitors were 2 Canada Geese and 5 Greylag Geese. The rest of the counts were as follows:

Black-headed Gull 10
Common Gull 1 (1st winter)
Cormorant 1
Great Crested Grebe 5
Green Sandpiper 1
Kingfisher 1
Mallard 28
Meadow Pipit Present
Moorhen 1
Mute Swan 2
Oystercatcher 2
Pied/White Wagtail 1
Pochard 5 (3 males and 2 females)
Skylark Present

Total number of species: 14 Individuals: 58