In what is probably the fastest ever turn around in Langford WeBS history, here we have the results from the count last Sunday. As we enter the summer doldrums, butterflies and dragonflies start muscling birds out the way to take centre stage, but there is still a fair amount of avian activity around to keep people interested. With the potential of something more exciting never far away (yesterdays spoonbill for example). 

We still have loads of swans on site, most of them non-breeders, who seem to have taken a shine to Langford this year. Don't discount all the bird white birds on site as just being swans though, as along with the aforementioned spoonbill, we've also had a semi-regular great white egret on site. A post-breeding flock of lapwing have been loafing around, along with a very unseasonal wigeon. 

Coot

222

Cormorant

7

Gadwall

61

Great crested grebe

26

Canada goose

114

Greylag goose

293

Lapwing

38

Mallard

90

Moorhen

8

Mute swan

125

Oystercatcher

11

Pochard

3

Tufted duck

78

Turnstone

1

Common tern

8

Water rail

1

Black headed gull

89

Lesser black backed gull

7

Yellow legged gull

2

Herring gull

1

Great white egret

1

Little egret

25

Little grebe

1

Wigeon

1

Grey heron

4

Shelduck

2

Teal

4

 Singing Cetti's warbler above and watchful sedge warbler below. Both photos taken by el supremo Stuart Carlton.

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