Saturday, 9 January 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (9th January 2010)

"Seems to get colder by the day, more ice getting out of my place than to & from Par ! However, spent most of 2hrs over there. Met Mark first, on my way in, he had done a pretty thorough job. Then met Ian later, in the western car-park.
Ian had had a good sighting at St.Andrews Pond, he had flushed 2 x WOODCOCK, somewhat un-usual hereabouts (today 9thJan'10, probably weather related), he said I could email it in to your goodself.
My own lists were typical of this prolonged cold spell. At St.Andrews Pond all I saw were: 4 + Teal; 8 x Tufted D. and 20+ Redwings, some of the latter looking worse for wear, or rather lack of food. Down at PBPool there were: 6+ Teal; 2 x Gadwall ; 6+, Shoveler and 8+ Tufted D. (Male Goldeneye on Par River).
At the western car-park: in Par Bay were 5+, GCGrebes and 2 flocks of Wigeon which totalled 60+. In Par Dunes was a single Stonechat ! My first this year (but still havn't got a Rock Pipit !).
Overhead and mostly flying NW were 2+, Redwings; 10+ Fieldfares and 12+ Lapwings. While on the Beach were 1+ Ringed Plover and 3+ Dunlins. Other than Ian's Woodcock, 'best' sighting was the 60+ Wigeon (and the everyday friendly neighbourhood Goldeneye (MW & IP)."

Thanks for the combined report Roger, Mark and Ian. Unfortunately I was held up with the shopping thing and did not manage to get out to any of the sites.
Ian's Woodcock is another latest patch sighting.

I still have not seen a Stonechat but did manage a Rock Pipit along with the Turnstone and Ring Plover the other day.

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