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.
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).
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.