Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Around the Bay.

Report Derek Julian.

Spent the afternoon in the St Austell Bay area. Recorded 68 Species, highlights included;

St Andrews Pool: 2 Shoveler, 6 Siskin and a Water Rail.

Par Beach Pool: Male Ring-necked Duck, 1 Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 1 Teal and 4 Bullfinch.

Par Sands: 30 Rock Pipit, 2+ Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 2 Water Pipit, 217 Pied Wagtail, 30 Turnstone, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Black Redstart and 9 Great Crested Grebe.

Carlyon Bay: 26 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver, 8 Common Scoter and a Blackcap.

Porthpean: 6 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 25 Common Scoter and a Blackcap.

Pentewan: An Arctic Skua sat on the sea for 5 minutes before flying off west, 1 immature male Eider, 24 Common Gull, 2 male Bullfinch and 8 Blackcap.

St Austell Sewage Works: 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, a Dipper and 29 Carrion Crow.

13 Blackcap in a single January day is not bad.

Brilliant collection Derek.  Arctic Skua was a good find for the Bay.

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