Sunday, 11 July 2010

Par List.

Report. A.Tonry. 11th July 2010

"Trevor tagging along with me today, but he hates my driving! Should have stayed in for the Grand Prix T! I took him off the patch, so I shall not report that.

Quick visit to Par Beach Pool on the way home - 6.45pm (parked up by the caravans) and in no particular order, as I am short of time:- Little Egret 1, Grey Heron 1, Black Headed Gull 25 plus 1 Juv (pic attached – NO Juv Med Gulls!!!), Lesser Black Backed Gull 1, Mallard c130, Cormorant 1, Canada Goose c100, Mute Swan 15 plus 5 Cygnets still (a 3 and a 2), Swallow 4, Carrion Crow 2, Dunnock 2, Greenfinch 4, Blackbird 2, Chiffchaff 1, Coot 17, Moorhen 9, Reed Warbler 3 together in the reeds over the far side of the pool, House Sparrow 4, Woodpigeon 3, Goldfinch 2, Great Tit 2, Pied Wagtail 4. I have also convinced myself that there was a snoozing Snipe in the edge of the reeds on the far side of the pool, but my images are bad, so better not take that seriously with my track record! A quick visit to the top car park where it was very noisy (from the docks):- Cormorant 3, Black Headed Gull c56, Herring Gull c60 including the dock area, Starlings 11 perched up on the docks, Whimbrel 2 flew in and behind the harbour wall to roost, Chiffchaff 1 (heard), Lesser Black Backed Gull 1, Magpie 2, Carrion Crow 4. A Songthrush was heard near the Ship Inn as we were leaving.

In addition I noticed this morning that one of the House Martin nests at Penrice House is no longer in use. I think they have abandoned it. The other nest however is full of noisy chicks and both parents were present today, bringing in food. I tried to count how many visits they made in my 35 minutes by the nest, but Molly was telling me a story about Woodpigeons, which she has told me a few times and I lost count!"

Thanks for the report Angie.

I did (again) take photographs of the Jay at Penrice and I also saw my first Green Woodpecker on the ground...unfortunately I had packed the camera away and was on my way back home .

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