Thursday, 20 December 2012

Report and photograph. Chris Holyoak

This Monday afternoon at Par Beach pool there was this single Black Swan swimming with the usual residents.

An unusual sight at Par Chris.

Black-Headed Gull 2V27

Report and Information. Mark Grantham

Just for info, this bird was back at St Andrews Pool again on 7th December. I presume you've had full details already, but if not it's actually EW86127, ringed as a chick in Wiltshire in 2009.
Thanks for that Mark. You are the first that has reported it.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Ring Necked Duck. Photographs.

Photographs Adrian Langdon.

Nice to see you at Par Adrian. Thank you for the photographs.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Ringed Necked Duck at PBP.

I hooked up with an old work mate and visited St Andrews Pool and Par.

Nothing really of interest at St A's Pool but after opening up the Hard Rock Cafe  the punters came back as I knew they would.
The usual Marsh Tits, Coal, Great and Blue Tits all made an appearance along with an overhead sightings of a Sparrowhawk and Jay.
Phil Barlow informed me of an American Vagrant Duck at PBP so that was the next stop on the agenda for Ted and myself.


The Ringed Necked Duck(*vagrant ) was happy amongst the Tufties and was being watched by a handful of birders.
A Black Swan was also present on the Pool along with the usual residents. With the exception of a Grey Heron in the far trees nothing else was worth recording.
Moving on to the top end.
Stonechat,, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Rock Pipit, Grey and Pied Wagtails, Turnstones, Grey Heron and  Cormorant were all recorded along with the usual Corvids and Gulls.

Black Swan.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

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