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Monday, 5 September 2011

WOODCHAT at Parting Carn

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

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