Evening ‘eBird’ counting


Common Sandpiper at the fishponds. © Gyorgy Szimuly 

As weather killed my day to look for migrating raptors I decided to have an evening birding session at the fishponds. Temperature was down a bit by 6PM and despite it was sweaty I enjoyed it. I decided to make a total count involving all the 13 ponds. I am not the man of words today so here is the result.

Greylag Goose Anser anser 450
Mute Swan Cygnus olor 155
Gadwall Anas strepera 30
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 215
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 4
Garganey Anas querquedula 6
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca 35
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina 18
Common Pochard Aythya ferina 162
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 5
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 5
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 60
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 129
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 6
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus 10
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 2
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 15
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 4
Great Egret Ardea alba 6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 12
Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 3
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo 1
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo 2
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 10
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 6
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 1,310
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 29
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 4
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 2
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 6
Dunlin Calidris alpina 2
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 1
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 75
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 36
Black Tern Chlidonias niger 6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 45
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 1
Common Magpie Pica pica 4
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 24 
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 60 
Common House-Martin Delichon urbicum 10 
Great Tit Parus major 4
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 2
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 150 
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 16


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