Sunday, 24 January 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (24th January 2010)

" Nothing exciting today. No butterflies at Trenarren, but 2 x Ravens (over). Went outside your area to Pentewan, still in sunshine, but still no butterflies and only 2 x Fulmars and 2 x GNDivers. Next was the Manoa Valley, but only 2 x Goldcrests and 1 x M.Thrush. Came home for lunch and only 100metres from this desk, I had a year tick in the form of 1 x JAY !
This afternoon, nothing at Pontsmill, except Great and Coal-tits galore at feeders. Later, found myself at Menabilly Barton car-park, in the mud. Plenty of LBJs but only ones 'sorted' were 20+, Linnets; 20+,Red-wings and 50+, Chaffinches. Back at Tregaminion was a single LBJ sat in the wires, which looked strangely familiar and sure enough 'bins' showed it to be my first 1 x M.PIPIT for the year ! Near Kilmarth were 1 x Kestrel; 10+, Fieldfares and 15+, Goldfinches.
At Par the M.Thrush was back opposite the 'Ship Inn', and on PBPool were 5 x Tufted D; 1 x fem.Gadwall and 1 x 1st-wint.Wigeon. On Par Bay were only 4 x GCGrebes, but tide was way out."

Thanks for the report Roger.
I ventured out of bounds and was well rewarded with three life ticks and seven year ticks.

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