Sunday, 18 September 2011

Box End Park WeBS: 18/09/2011

Kingfishers were very active this morning with at least 2 individuals zipping about. Spotted a Fox again in the horse field at the south end of the park. Finished the morning with a good size flock of Hirundines feeding drinking and resting up around the main building in the park.Estimate at least 80 birds with 30+ Swallows counted on the tow lines at one point. The rest appeared to be all House Martins, couldn't find a Sand Martin in the mix but there may well have been one or more present. The Pied Wagtails were also very active with a best count of 14 but may have been more. A singing Chiffchaff was also heard.

Black-headed Gull 3        
Common Sandpiper 1        
Common Tern 1        
Cormorant 3        
Great Crested Grebe 2        
Green Sandpiper 1        
Grey Heron 1        
Grey Wagtail 1
Kingfisher 2        
Lapwing 1        
Mallard 9        
Meadow Pipit Present
Moorhen 1        
Mute Swan 6        
Pied/White Wagtail 14

Total number of species: 15 Individuals: 46