Sunday 11 September 2011

A Day in Cornwall

Me Shaunboy and the Monkey travel overnight to Porthgwarra for hopefuly a good seawatch, with a strong south-westerly forcast we arrive at gwennap head at first light and shortly after arriving are treated to good views of both Sooty and Balearic Shearwater's along side the regular Manx passage and just before mid-day connect with a Great Shearwater well inside the runnel stone.

shaun and monkey are choughed with there pics!

After lunch the weather clears and we move on having added both Arctic and Bonxie in double figures and smaller numbers of both storm petrel and Puffin, as we head towards drift reservoir where 4 pec sands have been showing, news on the pager that the Black Kite has been showing in the pollgiga area we turn around and ater a wild goose chase find the bird hawking over a tractor which is ploughing! superb views through bins and scope but just alittle bit distant for the camera.

black kite

Finaly we arrive at drift where we catch sight of two pec's in flight, but are treated to stonking views of a single bird along side a single Dunlin.

please note no birds were injured or flushed during fieldcraft.

Before heading home we try the Hayle Estury for the buff breast but unfortunately it had moved but what a great place to see waders at high tide.

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