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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

EYW and Citrine Wagtail hanging on!

A few days ago, the 1st winter Eastern Yellow Wagtail was still present in the Kittidown area However, it was only seen briefly yesterday morning.

  Both the Eastern Yellow Wagtail and Citrine Wagtail have become a lot more mobile and can be hard to relocate at times. Two days ago the sun was out for the first time since they arrived and I took advantage of the light and after an hour of searching I found the Citrine Wagtail in the cattle field followed by the EYW in the horse paddocks. Later on in the day, Ren found a 1st winter Citrine Wagtail just below the Mermaid car park feeding in the seaweed. It is believed to be a different bird and it quickly moved on with the many winter thrushes overhead moving through including Continental Song Thrushes. There were also 3 Black Redstart over the quay wall with a Black-necked Grebe in the harbour (now increased to three birds). Another 4 Black Redstart were in Little Porth with a single bird at Little Porth where I increased my personal Scilly record of Common Gull by one, making it 14 in total.

The EYW was in the paddock very briefly.

And in the cattle field the Citrine Wagtail showed well

This female Chaffinch was also in the cattle field

Good numbers of winter thrushes in including this Icelandic Redwing at Holy Vale

There were 3 Black Redstart on the quay wall

With another 4 Black Redstart at Little Porth including a cracking male

Male Stonechat

  The day before I found the Citrine Wagtail and EYW feeding together in the horse paddocks at the stables

The Citrine Wagtail was showing down to a few meters

While the Eastern Yellow Wagtail kept it's distance

Pied Wagtail

White Wagtail

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Friday, 16 November 2018

Eastern Yellow and Citrine Wagtail at Kittidown!

This 1st winter Citrine Wagtail turned up yesterday and joined the Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Kittidown where both birds were present today 

  Yesterday amazingly, a Citrine Wagtail joined the Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Kittidown!! So first thing this morning I was at the horse paddock that both wagtails had been favouring and there was not one bird in sight. A minutes walk from the paddocks and I was at Porth Hellick where in over an hour I had cleared up everything that has been present in the area for the last few weeks. they were the Dusky Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Jack Snipe and new in was a Firecrest. The Cetti's Warbler was very vocal but stayed out of sight and I also kicked 5 Woodcock.  Overhead in the strong SE, Chaffinch were moving, with the odd Brambling heard now and then and I observed small flocks flying SSE out to sea into the overcast skies.

There were 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Porth Hellick including this ringed singing male

There were only a handful of Redwing 

  I returned to the horse paddock at Kittidown and immediately found both the 1st winter Eastern Yellow and Citrine Wagtail feeding with White and Pied Wagtail. All the wagtails showed superbly at very close range until a female Sparrowhawk spooked them and they scattered. It wasn't long until they returned and continued feeding but I moved on. A few hours later I found them in a cow field at the crossroads at Normandy. I had to get to work, not after seeing the Yellow-browed Warbler at Newford Duckpond and scanning the 100's of gull at Porthloo. There were up to 6 Mediterranean Gull and a personal Scilly record of 13 Common Gull and a probable 1st winter Scandinavian Herring Gull . A Black Redstart was on the rocks.


The 1st winter Citrine Wagtail taken in the dull light in the horse paddock

The Citrine Wagtail was feeding with both White and Pied Wagtail

And a few hours later in better light it was in the cow field nearby at Kittidown

1st winter Eastern Yellow Wagtail didn't show as well as the Citrine Wagtail If all are accepted there has been this autumn, four Citrine and three Eastern Yellow Wagtail on Scilly!! Also this is the first time that these two species have been observed in the UK together and the latest record of Citrine Wagtail for Scilly.

There were also up to 4 White Wagtail

The Yellow-browed Warbler still at Newford Duckpond

This probable 1st winter Scandinavian Gull was at Porthloo

Also at Porthloo there were 6 Mediterranean Gull

Yesterday morning at Porthloo I heard a Richard's Pipit and observed it flying east towards Trewince. Also att Lower Moors I had the Dusky, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Woodcock, 1 Siskin and this poss 'Northern' Willow Warbler

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Klinghoffer, Walsh and Gardner were all previously members of the touring incarnation of Gnarls Barkley, and were subsequently joined by Hella bassist Jonathan Hischke to create Dot Hacker. Prior to Klinghoffer joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band recorded its debut album, Inhibition, which was released on May 1, 2012.