Friday, 22 January 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (22nd January 2010)

"Day off in yesterday's rain ! Today (22ndJan) I checked out 2 butterfly sites without luck, then, glory be, there were 2 Red Admirals together, at Trenarren of course! No more despite a long search. Birds were a mixed batch today, and widespread with it. After butterfly success I was nearest Porthpean, but tide was right out and not a lot of birds:
Porthpean: 40+, Fulmars; 5 x Comm.Scoter; 1 x GNDiver and 1 x SLAVONIAN GREBE (my 1st this year!). Checked 2 more butterfly sites over lunch (0) and ended up at Menabilly Barton (in the muddy car-park). Produced only 20+, Chaffinches; 10+, Goldfinches; and 50+, Redwings. Back toward Kilmarth were 20+, Lapwing (still), 1 x Fieldfare (!) and 1 x BULLFINCH flew across the road (another 1st this year !).
Finally down at Par Beach Pool there were 10 x Tufted Ds but otherwise so boring I counted the Moorhens(45+) and Coots(25+). The winter roost of Greenfinch is also starting with 20+ near the conven-iences. On leaving, believe it or not, there was the M.Thrush (for the 6th day running !) opposite 'The Ship'!"

Thanks for the report Roger.

Well done with the Red was a nice day for them to start.

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