Sunday, 25 April 2010

Report from Roger Lane. 25th April 2010

"A pleasure to meet you and Angie this evening, even if you had a much better day than me ! Really, the total list for the afternoon, after rain and cloud this morning, was 2 x G.V.Whites in the St.Blazey Valley and 2 x Sm.Whites at Pontsmill ! The only birds of the day, from the western car-park at Par were: 2 x Gannets and 12+, Sandwich Terns. Could only check about 8 of the Terns for species, but I think they were all Sand Terns (i.e no Comm.Terns, fishing from considerable height). Hope you saw them, I had a look from Carlyon Cliff car-park on the way home, and could see NONE around Polkerris, so maybe thay had gone to roost (Par Harbour Wall). Ah well you can't win them all. What I want is a Little Tern, since I missed out on them last year. Do you know we had a flock of 36 x Little Terns in Par Bay only 2 or 3 decades ago!"

Thanks for the report Roger.

Yes it was nice to see you again even though I was well tired out after a long walk that only really yielded Wheatears. Early sightings were a Whitethroat along with Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers but this was out of bounds. Testing the car really. We did see the Sandwich Terns but it took me a while.
So the tally for the day was three Year Ticks (Whitethroat, Wheatear and Sandwich Tern) and one Patch Tick Sandwich Tern.
A tiring day though.


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