Saturday, 27 March 2010

Report from Roger Lane. (27th March 2010)

"Very much 'moving on' weather I fear, would have liked the last day of 'winter-time' to be a good one but that's not how it was ! Went to Pontsmill and found nothing of interest, except singing Chiff-chaffs ! At last there seems to be an influx of them (and warmer temp. conducive to singing). But not a single Blackcap heard, by next week there'll be dozens ! Also many pairs of Coal-tits and Greatits proclaiming territories.
All the way out to Menabilly Barton, not a bird in sight, save 4 x Pheasants ! Hence down to Par, only the usuals on the Pool, not even a hirundine. Spend a sunny evening hour at the western car-park overlooking the Bay. Very little for the time spent but: a migrant flock of c.20 B.H.Gulls landed on the sea; 3 x Gannets fishing offshore; 2 x Sandwich Terns (only came into the Bay twice, presumably fishing off Spit along to Porthpean) a single Curlew flew east (summering?); and 2 x GCGrebes, still in the Bay, were doing a partial courtship 'dance' !"

Thanks for the report Roger.
Things will soon hot up on the Bird and Butterfly fronts......

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