Monday, 11 January 2010

Report from Derek Julian.

"Did a spot of birding in the St Austell area today;

St Andrews Pool, Par; 3, (2 male), Shoveler, 47 Mallard, 5 Canada Goose, 12 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Teal, 1 male Tufted Duck, 80 Redwing, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 14 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Water Rail and 2 Grey Wagtail.

Par Sands; 3 Great Northern Diver, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Raven, 30 Redwing and 1 Reed Bunting.

Par Beach Pool; 11, (9 male), Tufted Duck, 29 Coot, 34 Moorhen, 24 Mallard, 32 Mute Swan, 1 male Blackcap, 1 Heron, 11 Pied Wagtail, 4 Gadwall, and 2 Snipe."

Thanks for the report Derek you had a good haul.


  1. Mike (Friends of Par Beach) emailed me a photo of the Rail, taken nr dusk time, it was either PBP or the beach, not sure which. Photo on FoPB website.

    PBP blackcap - this afternoon a Mr Blackcap dominated the garden bird feeder (cottage is by Ship Inn ie. not far from PBP), I hadn't seen one in a while.

  2. Hi Michelle.

    Nice photo of a bird I have yet to see at Par.
    I suspect it was around the pool area somewhere.

    Lovely birds Blackcaps...yet again one I have yet to see at Par.

    We do have three Blackcaps visit our garden feeders at the moment. Most of my garden shots and birding trips *out of bounds* are on one of my other blogs
    A&T Birding.


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