Thursday, 30 December 2010

Coot on the Sea.

Report. R.Lane. 30th December 2010

Good to see you again today(Thurs). I counted c.70 Coots again at Par Pool (and saw the ringed one that Nigel photographed yesterday, pretty obvious once you know it's there! ). Having been a bird-ringer once (eons ago!) I know how important it is to have such accurate information as Nigel's, especially in colour ringing schemes (Darvic rings). Before we leave the subject of Coots, I think Ian's record of 4 x Coot ON THE SEA (off Spit?) is noteworthy, although it was several weeks back when the Pool first froze (approx 1st-half Dec.'10) If I had not seen 2 x Coot on the sea (off Par Harbour) many years ago, under similar frozen conditions, I would have thought it unique, but presumably it happens rarely, when fresh water is frozen up.

Interesting observation again by Ian. Keeping you and your old records on your toes Roger.
Nice snippits.

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