Sunday, 16 December 2012

Box End Park WeBS: 16/12/2012

The latest WeBS count didn't provide many surprises although a Common Buzzard passing over at 07:30 was a bit of a surprise. In fact I had bagged the Buzzard, a Kestrel and a Kingfisher within the first five minutes of this visit.

A Skylark and 2 Meadow Pipits passed over West and a couple of Lesser Redpoll were a first for me at this site.

The feathery remains of a single Mute Swan looked like the aftermath of a Foxes dinner.

The full count was:

Black-headed Gull 15  
Buzzard 1  
Canada Goose 3  
Cormorant 6  
Grey Heron 2  
Grey Wagtail 1
Kestrel 1  
Kingfisher 1  
Lapwing 13  Another 24 over circled over the park as I was leaving.
Little Grebe 1  
Mallard 33  
Mute Swan 10
Pied/White Wagtail 1
Snipe 2  

Total number of species: 14 Individuals: 90