Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Report from Roger Lane.(Tue 15th Dec 2009)

"Around the Bay today, Tues.15thDec'09 were the following sundries: Trenarren: Grn.W'Pecker; Duporth Woods: 50+, Redwings; and 1 x Red Admiral in Mt.Edgecombe Hospice Gdns! This afternoon at Tregaminion were 20+, Redwings and 6+ Pheasants (3 Black); Kilmarth: 20+, Redwings. Down at Polkerris it was possible to see 50% of the Bay in calm conditions, but on the Harbour Wall was the Black Redstart seen last week. It was surprisingly poor for sea-birds in the Bay (see note below), with only 6+, GNDivers and 2+, BTDivers, plus two unidentified sea-duck sp. which flew rapidly into the Bay and hopefully stayed. Par was it's usual quiet self, with just 4+, Tufted Ducks on the Pool (slowly lowering it's level now the sluice gate is partially up), and light was so bad could only find 3 of the 9 GCGrebes known to be in the Bay!
Note: The number of Divers in the Bay is just about the smallest number I've known for December. This has happened in previous winters, 'plagued' by S/SW gales. There is usually a corresponding increase in numbers seen in Carbis Bay (well watched), and I suspect that is the case now i.e.sheltered from S/SW gales."

Thanks for the report Roger.
Some interesting birds. The Green Woodpecker would be a patch and life tick for me also the Black Redstart would be an addition to the Baywatch List.
Still waiting about and expect another day or so at least.

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