Record shot of the SHORT-TOED LARK on St Mary's airfield
Just before work, I went looking for yesterday's Golden Oriole on the Garrison. No sign, but I did get a male Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipit and my first Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat, including 2 together. Later at Porth Hellick I heard a male Lesser Whitethroat singing. There were also 150+Swallow, 40+House and 5 Sand Martin, 20+Blackcap and a single Cuckoo. At Lower Moors there was a notable arrival of Sedge Warbler with 20+.
Over 20 Sedge Warbler were at Lower Moors
Late evening and Graham and I decided to go and look for the SHORT-TOED LARK on the airfield that Tony saw yesterday. 30 minutes of walking up and down and we had seen a male Whinchat, 20+Wheatear and 60+Whimbrel. Then Graham picked it up, but it proved very flighty and just vanished, despite us seaching for another 15 minutes. At Porthloo, with Robin, we observed the 100 Swallow and 15 House Martin hawking low over the seaweed and then I heard the ROOK. It flew overhead and out to sea, only to return.
ROOK at Porthloo just before dark.
House Martins at Porthloo Robin Mawer
Iron and Wine with a great song 'Cinder and Smoke'