Saturday, 22 March 2014

Photos taken in the summer and the pond at Par beach was getting very low on water and creating muddy islands which were frequented by a flock of 12 dunlin. They were very busy feeding and i could get very close and take some nice close up photos at ground level with some odd looks from passers by.  Also treated to a ariel display on several occasions when they would fly off and return to the same place. Andy Cross

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Thank you for the reports and photographs Andy. I am sure the car park fees have seen the demise of a lot of local bird watchers.
Met up with Andrew Carey late this afternoon at Par beach and got talking about how there is not much around at the moment and with the car park fees not many people are going there. I have been going to Spit beach trying to take some nice photos of the male black redstart but very camra shy.Went out on the rocks and took this photo of a ringed plover               Andy Cross

Parked up at the side of the indian restaurant rather than pay to have a ten minute look over the pond but no need to go anywhere as there were a pair of swallows flying down to a small muddy pool and scooping mud and small twigs . They were busy doing this  for about an hour and was able to take several photos without leaving the car

Went down to Par beach pond this afternoon and noticed this longlegged wader on the opposite side of the pond time i got round there he had flown around to where i was earlier .Caught up with him and took some really nice photos. I am glad Andy Carey turned up as i was not quite sure what it was. Andy said it was a juvenile Black tailed Godwit now coming out in summer plummage. What a stunning colour.  Andy Cross

Hi. I am back online had problems with sending photos etc. Anyway here is a rare photo of a heron on Par beach pond which i took quite a while ago . You dont see herons feeding at the pond much now. Its proberly due to lack of fish ?  Hope this photo got through. Andy Cross.

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