Cornwall – Autumn 2021

Black-necked Grebe – Drift Reservoir – last additional to our Global Birding Weekend List

We’ve been down in Cornwall for the Global Bird Weekend. Our team of seven managed to rack up a total of 92 species – in the process of which, raising £140 for international conservation. The highlights included: Ring-necked Duck, Rosy Starling, Cattle Egret, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chough and Black-necked Grebe.

Siberian Chiffchaff – seen and heard in and around the Donkey Paddocks, Kenidjack

Further additions to our trip list so far have included: Siberian Chiffchaff, seen in Kenidjack yesterday afternoon and, just on our way back to our accommodation in Hayle, a superb juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (Carnsew Basin).

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (with Dunlin) – Carnsew Basin

Today has produced a most interesting ‘autumn double’. At Drift Reservoir we stumbled across a lovely and most obliging Snow Bunting. Then, in the afternoon, in Degibna Wood east of Loe Pool, we came across a couple of very late Spotted Flycatcher. Our Trip List has increased to 100.

Snow Bunting at Drift Reservoir
A late Spotted Flycatcher – Loe Pool
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One comment on “Cornwall – Autumn 2021

  1. […] anyone interested, there is a quick update on our current Cornish trip on TrevorOnTour. It features amongst other birds this lovely Snow Bunting, chewing on a Daddy Longlegs – found […]

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