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.

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