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Monday, October 05, 2009

5th October


Rosy Starling juvenile present in Treen


Woodchat Shrike juvenile present in Nanquidno. The lack of fieldcraft from some birders trying to see this bird left a lot to be desired.

Purple Sandpiper, three of a flock of nine at the regular site in Sennen Cove.

Chough, one of two juveniles present around the cliffs near Nanqidno.



Hi I am back from a fairly quiet weeks birding in Cornwall. The predominately northerly breeze, wasn't conducive for enticing birds to this part of the UK.

Highlights were:
22 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Mediterranean Shearwaters plus slightly more Manxies.
A flock of around 5oo fishing Gannets, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Merlins 0ne catching pipits by Wolf Rock lighthouse (
a mile off shore), 5 Great Skua, 2 Pomarine Skuas, 2 Grey Phalaropes, 9 Purple Sandpipers, Woodchat Shrike, Rose Starling, Richards Pipit, Tawny Pipit, and Yellow-browed Warbler.

also
possibly 4 Minky Whales, over 30 Basking Sharks, ? 1Mako Shark (
leaped out of the sea) several hundred Dolphins (mainly Common) and 1 Sun Fish

Regent's Park
Fortunately I didn't miss out on much.
2 Common Buzzards
1st and 4th.
Swallow:
54 on 25/9, 20 on 27/9, 10 on 1/10.
House Martin:
1oo+ on 27/9, 20 on 30/9.
Linnet: 4 over 30/9.
There were still a few Chiffchaffs present as well as a small movement of Meadow Pipits and Grey Wagtails.

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