Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (13th January 2010)

" Mixed bunch today, not as 'good' as Mark, but different localities. Went looking for first butterflies this morning, but high humidity from melted ice and snow, prevented any flights, despite a temp. of 9degsC. However that took me to Trenarren where I saw only: 50+ Redwings and 1 x G.S.W'Pecker.
Afternoon, over to Par. Drove out along the Menabilly B. road where there was a selection left over from the freeze, that is: 10+, Goldfinch; 30+, Chaffinch; 50+, Redwings; 20+, Fieldfares; 1 x Mistle Thrush and 10+, Lapwings. At PBPool there seemedd very little, in fact other than 1 x Comm.Gull and 2 x Snipe I could only see 9 x Tufted D. Also c.12 x Curlew (over) and another M.Thrush, on verge opposite the Ship Inn ! A quick call into St.Andrews Pond produced just 1 x Gadwall (1 fem); 2 x Tufted D. and 1 x Raven (over)
Finished off at Porthpean, which was a little better with : 1, Grey Wag; 30+, Fulmars; 12 x Wigeon; 7 x Comm.Scoter; 12+, G.N.Divers and 2+, B.T.Divers."

Thanks for the report Roger.
A good haul even if you did not get any Butterflies.


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