Monday, 1 November 2010

Unknown Grebe.

Information. R. Lane. 1st November 2010

"Just a point of information rather than a report. Did see c.30 x November butterflies this morning, and a couple of Brambling at Menabilly car-park this afternoon. Later I was parked down by the Pool at Par when Chris Hollyoaks joined me (around 4pm, close to an early dusk) when a small Grebe took off from the back of the Pool and flew directly towards us, clearing our cars by about 4 metres, then flew on out to sea!
What species it was and where it was going is a mystery, there being no other fresh water for miles (small grebes don't like rivers). The most obvious answer is that it was the immature Little Grebe which was photographed weeks ago, but going where? Par inner harbour is a possibility. As for species, a sea-grebe (e.g. Black-necked) was mentioned, but the light was too poor to ascertain anything really. It must go down as an 'unusual experience' I guess, but if anyone has recent, or future, records on Grebes at Par I should like to know (through this blog-site, please)".

Thanks for the information Roger.
Just seen the American Bittern has re-located to Walmsley Sanctuary CBWPS reserve. Next stop back down the line Par.

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