Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Report from Roger Lane. 28th April 2010

"Not a lot doing today. Spent the afternoon at Pontsmill during a sunny patch. Proportions of each species are changing as more emerge. Briefly: 1 x Brimstone; 1 x Lg.White; 2 x Sm.Whites; 20+, G.V.Whites; 10+, Orange-Tips; 3 x Holly Blues and 3 x Commas. Note increase in GVWhites since last week. Over half-dozen Blackcaps (breeding pairs and immigrants ?). Not much else 'cept Chiff-chaffs !
Went down to Par but sun clouded over, ZERO butterflies but over the sea at high tide was 1 x Black-tailed Godwit; some 15 Terns, most if not all being Sandwich Terns, but suspicious about 4 or 5 smaller and flying lower, most likely to have been Comm.Terns, but all terns disappeared (to roost?), and never had another chance !"

Thanks for the report Roger.

Mark and myself struck gold in the reed beds as I suppose you Have probably read by now.
Were we lucky?...I reckon we were extremely lucky especially with the Cetti's Warbler.

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