Monday, 20 December 2010

Redwings on Football Pitch

Report. R.Lane. 20th December 2010

"Only a brief visit to Par today. Surprisingly the female Goosander was back on St.Andrew's Pond, at least she characteristically stayed in the centre of the pool, and had the same sort of 'lop-sided' look as the earlier female. However this may be due to preening, otherwise she may be slightly injured.
On the way down to Par Pool I counted 15+ roadside Blackbirds happy to make a living from the softened soil, due to the basic thaw. Also there were 30+ Redwings on Par football pitch.
Down at the Pool there was Andrew, set up in readiness for any sight of the Bittern or whatever. Otherwise very little on the Pool except Coots galore: 65+ (AMC). I continued up to the western car-park overlooking the Bay but there seemed to be little of note except a large group of 12+, G.C.Grebes over toward Polkerris (there may well be even more after this spell of cold weather, 20+ is not unknown). Bye to Andy, maintaining his vigil ! Longest night and shortest day tomorrow, or today"

Thank you for the report Roger.

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