Monday, 16 February 2015

(10th-13th February)

10th Feb:  Once again copied and pasted the past couple days of highlights with Dan. Off out of area again today, WeBS count on The Lizard and then an attempt at the Hayle Estuary stuff.

Loe Pool:

9 Great Crested Grebe
44 Pochard
11 Goosander 
(4 male, 7 female)
3 Shoveler
1 Water Rail 
8 Med Gull
21 Common Gull
381 Black-headed Gull
 (and assortment of Herring Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls)
1 Firecrest

All 11 Goosander

Helston Boating Lake:

1 Whooper Swan
10 Shoveler

Helston Sewage Works:

30+ Chiffchaff
3 Siberian Chiffchaff
1 Grey Wagtail

Our attempt at locating the Gwithian Snow Buntings failed but 6 Bottlenose Dolphins were nice to see as was 1 Great Northern Diver and 1000's of Gannets diving and milling around offshore.

A final stop at Hayle resulted in dipping the Water Pipit at Copperhouse Creek but scoring with a stunning adult Kumlien's Gull on the main estuary, thanks to Brad for putting us onto the bird!

This is what a cross section through a sand dune looks like when we throw away plastics.  A sad sight at Gwithian. 

adult Kumlien's Gull at Hayle

Thanks again to Dan for a great day out!

12th Feb:  Black Redstart still kicking around my backgarden.

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