Tuesday, 8 November 2011

EGBR 2010

I hope everyone got theirs OK. I have had a text today from someone whose report arrived sans postage and they had to cough up £1.92 to claim it from the sorting office. Since my local PO did the postage labels they must have missed this one unfortunately. I hope this hasn't happened to anyone else. If it has, let me know and you'll be reimbursed.

8 comments:

misty said...

John , the photo Howard took is it a Goshawk?

John Wilson said...

Hi Mike

My info was that it was a Sprawk but you may be right. I just accepted it for what I was told having rec'd the images from his daughter.

John Wilson said...

Couple of other things have come to light. The Corncrake photo was of a bird found in 2009 - not sure how it crept in the 2010 report. page 3 bottom CBWR = CBWR shd read CBWR = Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve, and top p.9 Glamorgan Records Committee shd read Glamorgan Rarities Committee.

John Wilson said...

Re Howards photo. General opinion is that it is a large fem Sprawk. The supercilium is quite narrow and does not 'flare' behind the eye as in Gos. Those that knew Howard well do not think that he ever photographed Gos at the nest.

John Wilson said...

Re the Corncrake photo. We apologise but it shd have been specifically labelled as a 2009 'record'. It was not in the 2009 report due to lack of space but was felt important enough to include in the 2010 report as space was available.

misty said...

OK John, one thing I will say to those who knew him well is that Howard did photograph Goshawk at the nest in the Geidd forest I know that for a fact because I went there with him and Colin Richards.

John Wilson said...

Okely dokely Mike thanks. Can't gain say that. I have sent a copy of the Report to his daughter who kindly supplied a selection of pix to choose from and contributed to the obit.

John Wilson said...

It seems I am forever doomed for there to be something wrong with the Bird Report. The eagle-eyed Nottages spotted something wrong in the table of the Glamorgan Ringing Report on pages 63 & 64. You will see that apparently 189 adult Black Redstarts were ringed in 2009 and 130 in 2010!! Also note the numbers of Bearded Tit ringed! Having gone though the table it transpires that there shd be an entry for Kestrel after Sparrowhawk but somehow Kestrel has disappeared from that cell and all the species names below have moved up one so they are aligned with the numeric data for the species which was above them. I am totally flummoxed as to how this could have happened. If a whole row had disappeared I could understand it. Further, Twite has appeared from nowhere [it wasn't even in the 2009 table] and has taken the row originally belonging to Linnet. Below that from Lesser Redpoll downwards is correct. Thanks to Rob & Linda for spotting this and my humnble apologies to Peter Howlett who compiled the ringing report. I will publish a correct table in the next report.