Fall Migrants Trip – Sept 22 


The climate had not been terrific for our day trip today with showers as well as drizzle the majority of the early morning adhered to by wind as well as haze in the mid-day! We still handled 73 varieties consisting of 16 kinds of wader! The trend was still high at Hayle initial point so we began at Lelant Saltings where the waderfest started. So did the rainfall however we had terrific sights of 6 or even more Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Job, 7 Typical Snipe as well as 7 Sanderling amongst hundreds of Dunlin as well as Ringed Plovers. To stay clear of a more saturating we re-located to the conceal at Ryan’s Area. Once again, there was still lots of water as well as the waders were constrained to tiny turf island. We counted 13 Curlew Sandpipers, an additional Little Job, Black as well as Bar-tailed Godwits, Turnstone, 2 Typical Sandpipers as well as a Kingfisher! The Spoonbill was still existing as well as looked distinctly unpleasant in the rainfall. A pair after that entered into the conceal as well as asked Paul to recognize a bird from a picture they had actually taken at St Gothian Sands NR. This became a Grey Phalarope! We leapt in the minibus as well as headed to Gwithian.

Grey Phalarope (picture Abby as well as Martin Nash)

A search of all the water bodies showed adverse for the Phalarope as well as the rainfall dominated, however we bore up round the primary swimming pool including Water Rail, Medication Gull, Wheatear as well as Reed Pennant to name a few to our day listing. When back as well as drying out off in the van we were almost to leave when a wader flew throughout the roadway before us as well as picked the primary swimming pool. Paul obtained the field glasses on it quickly as well as declared it was the Phalarope! Everybody touched down from the bus to see the bird fly as well as avoid in the direction of the swamped swimming pools at the seaward end of the get. We chose to avoid searching for it, once again we could not situate it as well as assume it should have flown over the financial institution as well as bent on sea. The 2nd endeavor out had not been lost though as an excellent Whinchat placed in a look on the preservation are fencing.

Whinchat, remote as well as in the rainfall!

The mid-day was invested at an unclear Kenidjack Valley. Birding was effort as well as for little benefit. An Arctic Skua passing mixed-up as well as a Sedge Warbler were the highlights, however we included a couple of even more land birds to the day listing.

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So regardless of the climate, a wonderful day was had by all with superb firm as well as a couple of birding highlights.

Complete Listing of Birds seen:

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Little Grebe, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Little Egret, SPOONBILL, Cormorant, Shag, Arctic Skua, Fulmar, Gannet, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Sandwich Tern, Moorhen, Coot, Water Rail, GREY PHALAROPE, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Little Job, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Sanderling, Common Sandpiper, Eco-friendly Sandpiper, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Turnstone, Greenshank, Redshank, Common Snipe, Peregrine, Kestrel, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Raven, Rook, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Ingest, Sand Martin, Residence Martin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Stonechat, Whinchat, Pied Wagtail, Field Pipit, Rock Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Reed Pennant

Taking pleasure in a break from the haze!



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