Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
Water Rail at Thompson Water, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport

Friday, 1 July 2016

Stow Bedon and Lower Stow Bedon (Bird Track survey)

Between 0635 and 0835 today I conducted a count for BTO's Bird Track and gathered some good counts of common species as follows:
20+ Swallows
12+ House Martins
8+ Swift
10+ Blackbird territories
6 Song Thrush territories (included food carrying)
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers at 2 sites
30+ Starlings
2 Stock Doves (pair)
Wood Pigeons
12+ Skylarks (singing individuals)
8+ Blackcap territories
1 Lesser Whitethroat
16 Whitethroat at same number of sites (song and food carrying behaviour)
2 Chiffchaff at 2 sites
10+ Wren (including juveniles seen)
12 Yellowhammer at 12 sites
4 Bullfinch (pairs at 2 sites)
3 Linnets
8 Goldfinch (pairs at 4 sites)
4 Greenfinch
1 Reed Bunting (singing male)
Wren (juvenile) seen during my survey at Stow Bedon 01/07/16

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