Monday, 12 January 2015

Falmouth Again! (10th and 11th January)

Back in Falmouth again!

The train ride down on the 10th January produced good views as usual across the beautiful Dawlish Warren section of the railway.  Notable birds seen from the train include Red-breasted Mergansers on the tidal creeks at Dawlish, a Common Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwits.

The following day provided me with a last opportunity to check the Falmouth coastline before lectures started again in earnest.  From Swanpool, Matt and I walked back eastwards towards Pendennis, first picking up the long-staying 1st winter Long-tailed Duck at Swanpool and 2 Slavonian Grebes off Castle Beach.  Other species of note included a close in Black-throated Diver off Swanpool Beach, 20 Turnstone, a mixed Rock Pipits and Meadow Pipits flock numbering 20+ birds at Swanpool Point and 4+ Mediterranean Gulls (3 adults and a 1st winter).  From Pendennis I noted 6+ Great Northern Divers.  Here, I met up with Dan before heading to Gorrangorras where we had good views of the overwintering Yellow-browed Warbler at the sewage works.

Yellow-browed Warbler

Bissom Sewage Works

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