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Saturday, October 27, 2007

27th October

The sun goes down, seen from The Old Dairy





Black Redstart female on roof of derelict building at Lands End

Another Black Redstart
Dartford Warbler Lands End

Stonechat
Black Redstarts male and female above the Old Dairy

Carn Gloose, a good place to view sea birds flying past.
Cot Valley, birds seen here included Dusky and Pallas's Warbler and Firecrests.
Kenijack Valley, birds in this valley were Yellow-browed and Siberian Chiffchaff plus Ring Ouzels.
Two of four youngsters at Lands End, that have flown across from the Lizard

Back from a fairly productive week staying on the Lands End peninsular at the Old Dairy. This self catering accommodation is positioned just outside the Lands End theme park. It allows instant access to some very fine birding habitat, and offers breathtaking views all the way to the Isles of Scilly on a fine day (28 miles). The winds were mainly south to south-east , fairly cool and fairly blustery. It calmed down on the Friday. The birding highlights were mainly those from the east, with very little happening out on the sea.

Highlights

1 Dusky Warbler
1 Pallas's Warbler
1 Yellow-browed Warbler
1 Dartford Warbler ( a new bird for cornwall)
2 Siberian Chiffchaffs
2 Firecrests
1 Blyth's Pipit
2 Richards Pipit's Pipit
1 Little Bunting
4 Ring Ouzels
1Twite
1 Lapland Bunting
1 Jack Snipe (flushed from the coastal path)
4 Choughs
1 Great Northern Diver (adult over Lands End)
All four Skuas

1 comment:

castlehaven said...

1500-1730 in Park. First chance for some time..!
At feeding stations - spent at least 45 minutes at 29 and 24 - not a single finch of any type at all. Seemed strange!
Area 29: close to 40 Great Tits feeding off the N two hanging bags.
Area 25: 1 Green Woodpecker in the newly mown area around the wetland, and 2 Gt Spotted Woodpeckers.
1, possibly 2 Little Owls heard calling slightly N of their "normal" roosting area.