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Saturday, 22 October 2011

100 Strong PIED WAG Roost Still Exists in Town

Whilst walking back from Bovingdon Market this afternoon a SISKIN flew over Boxmoor Golf Club in Felden.

Atleast 1 KINGFISHER was fishing along the stretches of canal & stream either side of the Old Fishery Lane bridge in Chaulden / Boxmoor.
A GREY HERON was hunting in the stream at the pool opposite the house there.
A GREY WAGTAIL also visited the pool.
A single COOT was in the stream with MOORHENS.
An increase to 18 CANADA GEESE were on the canal at Boxmoor above the lock W of B&Q.

In the Town Centre, as it was getting dark at about 4.50pm, it was fantastic to see the spectacle of atleast 100 PIED WAGTAILS noisily going to roost in the trees in the middle of the shopping area as the market workers were packing up. The favoured trees are outside The British Heart Foundation, near Bank Court, & opposite the N entrance to the Marlowes Shopping Centre. I have seen the Wagtails going to roost here in past years but I'm generally not around the town centre at this time in the evening & haven't seen them in the past couple of winters. It's certainly good to know the roost exists.

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