Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Baywatch Divers

Report. R. Lane . Monday 11th May 2010

"Not a good day, thanks mainly to the weather, where were the sunny periods? Actually went to Par this morning to catch the low tide, but like you yesterday - not a noteworthy bird ! Home for lunch, and heavy rain, out about 3pm in the rain, so off to the Sewerage Works. Sure enough 200+ Martins and Swallows but not a single Swift (that I could see). Proportions were about 120+, H.Martins; 20+, Sd.Martins and 60+ Swallows.
Rain stopped about 4pm, so down to Porthpean were more Divers appeared with the clearing sea-mist. At least 8 x GNDivers; ZERO x BTDivers; 20+, Fulmars and 6+, Gannets. On to Charlestown where I added a single GNDiver, making a total of 9 for the western half of the Bay. Then it was time for tea ! Hope you did better. Like to have gone over to Par in evening sunshine, but petrol costs !"

Thanks for the report Roger.

I did go out again early morning and like you saw nothing of note. Did not see the Garden Warblers at Menabilly and I did try twice.
This evening we went to Walmsley Sanctuary to see the American vagrant..Lesser Yellowlegs which we duly spotted. Also to complete the evening and two life ticks for me were the two Hobby's perched in a tree a fair distance away but clearly seen through the scope...Angie also saw a Little Ringed Plover that I missed or it would have been three.


  1. Well done on the Yellowlegs and Hobby .. Your yearlist must be looking rather healthy

  2. Thanks Mark. Well it has slowed down to a trickle so the two yesterday gave a welcome boost.


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