Monday, 7 February 2011


Report. R.Lane. 7th February 2011

Only visited St.Andrews Pond today to see the flotilla of Goosanders (13, incl. 1 imm.male).no doubt the same 13 seen at Par Pool a few days ago. We would not have gone there had we not met Steve Rogers at St.Winnow who told us the Goosanders were back !
Although off site, I should like to use your blog to thank Steve for 'going the extra mile' at St. Winnow when he relocated the Cattle Egret and drove a quarter of a mile back to tell us and show us it's position, even although it was on the horizon and he was in a hurry. Thanks Steve !

Glad you found the Cattle Egret Roger. From yesterdays experience it would have been very difficult to find it without some added help. You were lucky that helpful Steve Rogers was at hand.
Well done to you both.
Those Goosander are eluding me...we were at St Andrews yesterday till dusk and they were not on the Pool then.


  1. Thanks Trevor. It would seem the Goosander were at St.Andrews from at least lunchtime, though we only arrived at 4.45pm when the flock had ceased fishing and moved around on the surface, until 5.30pm exactly, when they all took off and flew toward Par Pool/River.

  2. Thanks Roger. I have decided it must be an afternoon visit.


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