Thursday, 14 January 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (14th January 2010)

"Nice to meet you (briefly) today, made up for the birds which were few and far between along the Menabilly Road. As the thaw continues, the birds seem to come less obvious. Mind you Redwings were feeding virtually everywhere. Only variety in the fields along the road was: 1 x Kestrel; 10+, Goldfinch; 30+, Chaffinch; 50+ Redwings; 20+, Fieldfares; 3 x M.Thrush and 10+, Lapwings. Went down to Polkerris full of hope but the sun emerged making it impossible to see anything on the water, all I got from the visit was 2 x Ravens (over) !
Then down at the Par Ponds things wern't much better! At St.Andrews I found only 1 x Tufted D. and 1 x Gadwall (fem), and at PBPool just 9 x Tufted D. and 3 x Shoveler(1 fem). (Although the same(?) M.Thrush was on the verge opposite the Ship Inn again, making 4 x M.Thrush for the day.)
Moving on to the western car-park (rather late), I could find only 2 x GNDivers and 2+, GCGrebes!
However, I did meet Ray,( who been birding at Par for decades), he had been out to Spit Beach where among other birds he saw 3 x Purple Sandpipers and 1 x ad. Med.Gull."

Thanks for the report Roger.

We have been out all evening so things are far behind.

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