Thursday, 30 December 2010


Report. Angela Tonry. 30th December 2010

My listing was a little sporadic today, so mainly consists of the highlights! Do let T know if I have missed anything guys. We met up with Andy Carey this morning at Manoa, and then Andy Carey, Mark Whittaker & Roger Lane in the afternoon at Par, where it was bitterly cold :-

Garden this morning (Boscoppa): Chaffinch 8, Blue Tit 3, Blackcap 1 F, Blackbird 8, Starling 11, Woodpigeon 7, Robin 2, House Sparrow 7, Magpie 2, Carrion Crow 2, Herring Gull 9, Great Tit 2, Coal Tit 1, Redwing 5, Wren 1, Collared Dove 2, Dunnock 1, Jay 1, Songthrush 1, Pied Wagtail 1, Bullfinch 1 M.

Manoa Valley (Sewage Works): Large flock of Redwing seen sporadically (60-100 in numbers), Wren 4, Chaffinch 6, Robin 2, Pied Wagtail 8 (plus flock of Wagtails c25), Grey Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 1, Buzzard 1, Teal 1 F on the river, Dipper 3, Little Egret 1, Goldfinch 9, Blue Tit 3, Long Tailed Tit 6, House Sparrow 1 F, Goldcrest 2, large flock of Carrion Crow, large flock of Herring Gulls.

Par Beach Pool: One of the male Tufted Ducks on the pool today has what looks like a postman’s red elastic band around its neck – Mark or Andy may have an image of this. The colour ringed Coot was still there today along with Tufted Duck 6, Teal 4, Bar Headed Goose 4 (juv), Adult female Goldeneye 1, Bittern 1 (seen this morning A Carey & late afternoon M Whittaker), 21 Curlew over (late afternoon M Whittaker).

Par Bay: Eider 6, Brent Goose 3 (along the surf and showing well), Great Crested Grebe 6, Turnstone 2, Stonechat 1, Rock Pipit 4, Linnet 20+, Goosander 9 (came in from the bay, circled and headed out over the harbour), Gannet 12, Great Black Backed Gull 3, Lesser Black Backed Gull 1 (and 5 small waders in flight, but unidentified).

Thanks for the report Angie.
Cannot add much to that. During my little wander down by the river I saw 4 Stonechat and a large flock of Chaffinch.

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