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Sunday, 20 May 2012

RED KITE on St Mary's

RED KITE at Carn Vean

  Ren had not seen the RED-THROATED PIPIT yet at Carn Friars and wanted to see it. So at 11.00 he was in me wagon and I dropped him off. I parked just around the corner and there above me in the gloom was the RED KITE. I observed it for a good half an hour as it roamed from Pelistry to Normandy. 2 spotted Flycatcher were also in the area. Ren returned and with Graham we went and had a look around Green Farm. Here we got redpoll, male Siskin and circling with the Red Kite, the male Marsh Harrier.

The RED KITE seemed to favour the SEE of the island

The RED-THROATED PIPIT was still present at Carn Friars

Presumably the HAWFINCH trapped at Porth Hellick was the bird that Graham had yesterday over the Dump Clump. Yesterday's LITTLE BUNTING was at the campsite, Garrison, only in the morning. Higgo and Smoothy went to Bryher and saw 2 female 'type' GOLDEN ORIOLE and the WOODCHAT SHRIKE and on Annet, Bob Dawson also got a male WOODCHAT SHRIKE. On St Agnes Kevin Baimbridge watched the immature Glaucous Gull fly towards Gugh

Male HAWFINCH being ringed at Porth Hellick...

..and after it being released Robin Mawer

Song Thrush sunbathing

The french composer 'M' singing 'A Tes Souhaits' He's recorded a lot of stuff with Sean Lennon

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