The BTO - Hanson Business Bird Challenge 2004
For 2004 the lakes area including ARC pit, Pocket Park, Island Pit and New Workings has been entered into the BTO bird challenge. This is a bi-annual challenge, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and sponsored by building materials group Hanson. The area is known as "Hanson Aggregates, Baston Quarry", though I refer to it as Langtoft Lakes. This is the first time this area has been represented and there is a small group of us spending much time surveying the area for birds. At the end of each quarter we report back to the BTO with our findings and numbers.
For this challenge we had to give names to new areas around the lakes, bottom of the page is a map showing the challenge area.
The final total was 122.
Lapwing next to New Workings on 9th May 2004
Dunlin at the Pocket Park on the 30th April 2004 (Taken by Josh Jones)
A Long-tailed Tit by the Pocket Park on the 27th March 2004
Cormorant on ARC pit.
4 Avocet on New Workings 31 March 2004
Whitethroat along Outgang Rd on the 19th May 2004
Dunncok at the Pocket Park on the 25th May 2004
Turtle Dove at the Pocket Park.
Linnet along Langtoft Outgang Rd.
Ring Neck Pheasant along Langtoft Outgang Rd.
A Male and Female Mallard flying over New Workings pit on the 15th February 2004.
A Juvenile Mute Swan by ARC pit on the 15th February 2004.
A Meadow Pipit along the side of the Pocket Park on the 9th February 2004
A Robin on the fence at the edge of the Pocket Park on the 9th February 2004
A Lesser Redpoll between Park Farm and the fields on the 27th March 2004
A Goldcrest at the edge of the Pocket Park on the 27th March 2004