Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Out of Bounds Report.Yesterday. R. Lane

"Away Day to the Truro River: On the afternoon, main road drive to Truro, little was seen other than the occasional Redwing and at least one Fieldfare. On the high ground before Twewithen however, there were many Lapwings standing in frosty fields, awaiting a thaw. The sensible ones had flown to the fields thawed by the weak sun ! Probably several hundred.
On reaching the Truro River the high tide were driving the waders to their roosting area (opposite Sunny-corner), together with a few ducks, but the sun was setting and the light poor. However,it was possible to make out flocks waders and duck. The numbers are probably all under-estimates, but they included:- c.20 x Shelduck; 20+,Teal; 100+, Dunlin; 30+, Blk.Tailed Godwits with the odd Redshank and Greenshank. No doubt there were other oddments. The best came in to roost on a wooden boat on the Sunny-corner side, just before we left: an overwintering Common Sandpiper, hovered and piped around the boats, annoyed at our proximity ! " No doubt we missed as much again !"

Thanks for the report Roger.
You certainly had a good bird count.

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