Monday, 27 June 2011

Butterfly and Insect at Par.

 Good to see you both today. Here's a pic of a small skipper and the  grasshopper taken at Par Beach Wilderness this weekend

The grasshopper in the photo is a final stage nymph of the Lesser Marsh Grasshopper. Note the very small, rudimentary wings still developing.

Report and Photograph. Andrew Carey.

Nice photographs Andrew.  

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Today Wednesday 22nd we have had a great spotted woodpecker in our garden at Tywardreath - first time for us but sorry no picture  

Report Stuart Hunkin

I remember the first time we had one in the garden...quite an occasion. Unfortunately the visits are very spasmodic and this year we have not had one.
Thank you for the report.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Photographs Andrew Thomas.

The displaying Peregrines were taken at an undisclosed site within the Baywatch boundaries.


It's Andy Thomas from Shrewsbury again. I took a quick stroll out to the Gribben on Sunday morning. Lovely views of Gulls and Fulmars. More Gannets (12) than I have ever seen in the Bay. Is this unusual - I am used to seeing the odd 1 or 2?
Selection of photos attached.    

Included a photo of the faithful Heron at Par pool. He waded most of the way across it. Quite a let down - since childhood I have always imagined the pool to be very deep in the middle!

Report and photographs. Andrew Thomas

Thank you for the report and photographs Andrew.
I hope your mother is feeling better.
The water level at the pool is really low but I suppose the Heron shattered a few childhood memories and fears.
Not much I can tell you about the Gribben Gannets but someone may be able to answer it.

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Quiet Pool

A visit to PBP Sunday evening was rather a dull affair. Roger, Angie and myself spent a couple of hours but nothing really interesting appeared. 
What we did see was the usual residents...Cormorant x3, Heron x2, Swans, Canada Geese, Coots, Moorhen, Mallards, Pied Wagtails, Swallows and Corvids.
The beach and sea areas were deserted with nothing of note to report.

Earlier at Penrice I photographed the Jay. (see below)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Barn Owl Menabilly.

Manoa (St Austell Sewage Works)

Good numbers of Swallow, Swift and House Martin, Songthrush 2, Chiffchaff 4, Wren 3, Blackbird 4, Woodpigeon 5, Carrion Crow 7, Dunnock 5 (family), Buzzard 1, Goldfinch 8, Grey Wagtail 1, Goldcrest 2, Chaffinch 4, Long Tailed Tit 5, Blue Tit 4, Robin 1, Herring Gull 5, House Sparrow 3.

Par Dunes

Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 3, Songthrush 2.

Par Beach Pool

Reed Warbler 2, House Sparrow 3, Heron 1, Cormorant 2, Ducklings 5 & 3, Goslings 7, NO Cygnets, Black Headed Gull 1, Greenfinch 5, Magpie 3, Carrion Crow 2.

Par Bay/Docks/Wilderness

Sandwich Tern 5, Gannet 6, Linnet 4, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 3, Songthrush 2, Chiffchaff 2, Mallard 3 (out near the shore), Lesser Black Backed Gull 5, Blackcap 1M, Dunnock 1, Swallows 12.


Buzzard 1, Reed Warbler 3, Mute Swan 2, Canada Goose 6.

Menabilly Barton

Barn Owl 1, good numbers of Swallow, Swift and Skylark.

Little Tern

Little Tern off Spit Beach this morning heading west and 2 (1s) Med Gulls 

Mark Whittaker 

Thank you for the report Mark (Tuesday)

Monday, 13 June 2011

Hi Trevor, on this wet cold day, they were charging to get into Par Beach again!! Now you've got your hat back perhaps you'll find your camera and get out and about again!? I've sent you a couple of panoramas taken this afternoon, just to remind you what the old place looks like, even in grim weather!!

Photographs .A Carey.
You have been out with the new camera I see Andrew.
I like them.
I have been feeling under the weather just lately....another cold caught from Angie.
We did go out with Mark Whittaker the other evening searching for Nightjars. It proved a rewarding evening with a male and female circling us just overhead. A Cuckoo was also sighted giving me two year ticks.
Things will soon be back to normal so send in the reports.
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