Saturday, 12 March 2011

Red-necked Grebes

Report. R.Lane. 11th March 2011

Two hardly successful stops today. Went to the Sewage Works, nothing exciting (had hoped for hirundines!). However, did see up to a dozen Chiffchaffs, still overwintering (should leave in a week or so); also a few M.Pipits in field, and heard a few Goldcrests. Most trees had Chaffinches picking the day's fly emergence off the branches, but not one brambling, as in most years. 4+ Buzzard overhead and that was about it (did not look at the stream).
On down to Porthpean and Charlestown and for once could not find a diver anywhere ! They should be about throughout April, even May. All I did see were: 30+, Fulmars; 1 x L.Egret; 3 x Comm.Scoter and best of all 2 x Red-necked Grebes ! (One inshore at Porthpean and one off Charlestown).

Thanks for the report Roger.

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