Sunday, 5 December 2010


Report. R.Lane. 5th December 2010

" Good to see you today, in your new Davy Crockett hats ! We had only been out along the Gribben Road and seen the odd finch flock, redwing and pheasant. While watching pheasants however, a flock of 25+ Lapwings came from the north and landed in a nearby field. Later on, out at Menabilly Barton car-park a flock of 15+, ( but these may have been part of the same flock) also flew south without landing. Max.thus 25+"

Thanks for the report Roger.

It got really cold after an hour or so and I was glad I had the *Davy* with me.

I would have liked to have seen the Lapwings.  They are an attractive bird and I want to get a good closeup photograph of one.

Nice to see all the old hands on the deck today..namely: Roger, Mark, Andrew and Chris.

The group count was: Snipe x 3, Oystercatchers over x 5 , Teal x 26, Gadwall x4 (1m 3F), Grey Heron x 2, Robin x 1, Blackbird x 3, Canada Goose x 19, Mute Swan x 16, Pied Wagtail x 5, Water Rail (heard), Coots x 57, Dunnock x 2, Mallard, B.H.Gulls, Herring Gulls, Moorhen and  Chaffinch, were not counted.

The Starling roost was estimated at C10000.

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