Sunday, 19 August 2012

Box End Park WeBS: 19/08/2012

Made the most of the cool early morning to get in my WeBS count. Nothing particularly exciting although it was nice to see the 2 Kingfishers flying around the south lake. There were also 2 Common Sandpipers along the west side of the north lake. They finally have a bit of shoreline to work with now the water levels have finally returned to normal levels.

Black-headed Gull 3  
Common Sandpiper 2  
Common Tern 2  
Cormorant 2  
Grey Heron 2  
Grey Wagtail 2
Kingfisher 2  
Lapwing 1  
Little Grebe 1  
Mallard 40  (1 female had 3 ducklings. 35 Mallards were seen departing to the west as I arrived but cannot be sure they were from the site.)
Mute Swan 4  
Pied/White Wagtail 26 Minimum

Total number of species: 12 Individuals: 87

Also seen/heard were:

House Martin 15
Stock Dove 1
Swallow 25
Chiffchaff 3
Blackcap 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Linnet 1