Sunday, 20 May 2012

Box End Park WeBS: 20/05/2012

It was overcast, drizzly and quite cool at 8°C.

Pretty quiet for the WeBS count this morning:

Canada Goose 2
Common Tern 18
Cormorant 1
Grey Heron 1
Kingfisher 1
Mallard 15 Also 5 ducklings with no adult present. 2 of the adults recorded had 10 and 2 ducklings.
Mute Swan 13 One of the swans carried Orange Darvic 744.
Oystercatcher 1
Skylark 3
Total number of species: 9 Individuals: 55

I also had a party of 22 Swallows through north west and another 3 local birds, probably from the stables across the road. Some of the other species recorded were:

A flyover Lapwing
2 Common Whitethroats
3 Blackcaps
2 Chiffchaffs
1 Garden Warbler
2 Reed Buntings
1 Sedge Warbler

No Otter this morning but I did see one near the island on the river at the south east corner of the park on Friday morning (18/05).