Thursday, 28 February 2013
Mudflats (28th February)
The usual Thursday afternoon conservation module field trip, this time to Tresillian just north east of Truro. A rather casual afternoon walk around a relatively inland mudflat. All the same, there was still a nice selection of waders to browse through including Greenshanks, Redshanks and Black-tailed Godwits. On route to Tresemple Pool, we also heard our first drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker of the year and better still my long overdue county tick, a Kingfisher! Mediterranean Gulls were also prevalent with a couple of individuals among the Black-heads, my favourite being a 1st winter bird. Given that Common Gulls are relatively scare in Cornwall it was a bit of a surprise to see at least half a dozen throughout the day.