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.
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.
PBP. 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.
A Market Town since 1189 and has now undergone a major regeneration program .
The new shopping and leisure centre (White River Place) opened October 2009 and employs 500 - 700 people.
Imery's modernized China Clay industry employs 2000 which is a huge drop from the early 20th Century when tin, copper and china clay found in the hills made St Austell a major Cornish industrial centre.
Another industry still alive and kicking is the St Austell Brewery which celebrated 150 years of trading in 2001.
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