1st summer female WOODCHAT SHRIKE at Parting Carn
On the way to work this morning and there was nothing at Porthloo. Instead, I found the Curlew Sandpiper at Porth Mellon with 7 Dunlin, 50+Sanderling and the 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull.
2nd winter Mediterranean Gull at Porth Mellon
Sedge Warbler at Porthloo Duck Pond
In the afternoon, with Robin, I gave it half an hour at Deep Point in NW F5. 2 Great Skua, one close in, and 35 Manx Shearwater all moved west. Chris Ridgard joined me later, but we had nothing. We went and had a look at the 1st summer female WOODCHAT SHRIKE at Parting Carn below a
the airport lane, just incase it does turn out to be a Balearic Shrike. On the way, the BEE-EATER was on the wires next to the road at Porth Hellick crossroads. I found the shrike immediately, far down the field in the hedge. Though distant, you could clearly see that it had a large white primarie patch through the scope.
Note the white primarie patch, ruling out Balearic Shrike
The shrike was a long ways down the field
BEE-EATER at Porth Hellick
Migrant Hawker in Martin's garden at Holy Vale