Wednesday 5 November 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Tuesday 26 August 2014

"Shrewsbury Andy"

Site is looking a bit sparse lately Trevor, so I am sending you some pics i took last week. Nothing of note, but some nice views.
Best wishes,
 9550: GBBG Spit 10.8.14
9598: Ringed Plovers (and other things?) Spit 10.8.14
9624: Herring gulls, Spit 10.8.14
9626: Ringed Plovers (and other things?) Spit 10.8.14
9653: Swallow, Par Pool 10.8.14
9656: Black Headed Gulls ruffled by a sandstorm! Par Pool 10.8.14

Photographs Andy Thomas.

Thank you for the photographs Andy.

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Glossy Ibis at Par Beach Pool

Hi Trevor, 

Glossy ibis at the pool this morning ! C.8.15am
  Saw it take off out the reedbeed at the back of the pool and circle a couple of times before heading off north- might have roosted there so might be worth looking for coming or going into roost the next couple of days.


Its 9.20 and just seen it again- its missing some wing feathers on one wing so I'm sure its the same individual.

Report John Rance.

A nice sighting that John. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

1 LITTLE TERN briefly this morning at Par Beach also 4 Sandwich Terns in the bay and 1 male Wheatear on the beach.

Saturday 12 April 2014

Hi Trevor, 

Around the pool and beach this morning, amongst others:

3 Wheatear ( 2m 1 f), 4 Willow Warbler , 3 m Blackcap, and plenty of Chiffchaffs singing. Two pairs of Blackbirds feeding chicks too.

John Rance

Thank you for the report John. I do not recollect anyone seeing Wheatears before at Par. Either way....well done.

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.

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Hi Trevor,
I was down at the weekend and enjoyed the brief respite in the weather. I took my wife's dog for a run  on spit beach ( he loves it but not good for watching birds!). No interesting birds but I was surprised to see Canada Geese on top of the drying sheds. Also amazed to see the damage to the Harbour wall from Friday nights storm. Photos attached.
 Andy Thomas

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Swallow at Par.

Hi Trevor, 

Around the pool this morning: 1 Swallow - blinked, pinched myself, and no it really was a Swallow! 
Presumably the same bird as reported via the CWBPS sightings recently- a wintering individual ? 

Also the 1st w drake Scaup still, 1 ad w Med Gull and 1 ad w Common gull

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Report John Rance.

1 Bittern , and 2 Water Rail this afternoon. 9th December.

Thank you John for the report.
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