Monday, 18 September 2017

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Davidstow 18th Sept 2017.



This North American wader dropped in to Davidstow airfield along with a flock of Dunlin.

This site is a regular for this species which seems to get whipped across the North Atlantic regularly each year.

Very noticeable how the colours change with the different light temperature, the first ones were in good evening sunlight but the last one was later when the sun had gone!





Sunday, 17 September 2017

Grey Phalarope at Helston boating lake 17th September 2017



I went down to Helston today to take a look at the Grey Phalarope which has been at the boating lake for a couple of days.

Cracking little bird and one of many that seem to be "off-course" at the moment after the storms.

Didn't have to look very hard for it as it was in the small pool near the path from the car park.

Always nice to see these little waders!




Monday, 4 September 2017

9 Cattle Egrets at Walmsley sanctuary today 4th Sept 2017



There were 9 Cattle Egrets including 2 juveniles perched on this metal bridge in our reserve at Walmsley Sanctuary near Wadebridge this afternoon.

The meadows are in flood and the farmer is also topping the grass and juncus (on the high ground) so the birds are having a feeding bonanza!