Monday, 31 January 2011


Photograph and report. Richard Ford. Kindly sent in by Nigel Climpson. Sunday 30th January 2011

Hi Trevor
Richard Ford sent me the below message and picture yesterday evening. It obviously relates to Sunday afternoon. Sadly I only picked the mail up today.

I was at Par Beach Pool between 14-16:00 today and saw the following:
2 Scaup (1 male, 1 female)
1 Water Rail
5 Bar Headed Geese
1 Grey Heron
16 Snipe
1 Jack Snipe
1 Bar Tailed Godwit
17 Oystercatcher over
1 Bullfinch over

And the 2 Bitterns are back, and after a bit of squabbling they ended up within a metre of each other for 20+ minutes – possibly pairing...?

Thank you Nigel for sending them in.
That is a great photograph of a pair of Bitterns ..Richard. You must be well pleased with that.
The lone Jack Snipe is also a great sighting.....I have yet to see one.

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