Thursday, 28 January 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (28th January 2010)

"Pleasure to meet you at Porthpean today, I'd only popped out for half an hour due to my cold and throat, but I finished up going to Par !
Unfortunately, the light was deteriorating rapidly, and the Divers were being elusive but plentiful. I stayed awhile after you left but only saw a few more B.T.Divers. I forgot to take my notebook, but I think my final total was: 20+, Fulmars; 5 x Comm.Scoter off Charlestown (2 of which flew west); 1 x GCGrebe; 3 x G.N.Divers; 4+, B.T.Divers and 3 x Red Throated Divers (a year tick for me) ! Light got v.bad so went on to Par, where very little but: 5+, Tufted Ducks; 1 x Raven (over); 1 x Black Tailed Godwit (flying around Pool), and, surely not, but I think I heard a Cetti's Warbler in the reeds beyond the caravans ! (There were several rumours about one before Christmas'09 after which it ran out of anti-freeze presumably.) The temp. was back to 8degsC today. Do listen out for it, since the last one was about 5yrs ago !"

Thanks for the report Roger.
Also thanks for putting me onto the Red-Throated Diver which was a life tick for me.
The G.N.Diver and Shag were also patch year ticks and also ticks on my general list which now stands at one hundred and three for the year.


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