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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

5 Siberian 'type' Chiffchaff

However, this is a Siberian Chiffchaff, because we both heard it call

   I spent most of the day with Ren today. The first Siberian 'type' Chiffchaff we had was at the Dump Clump, where there was a Yellow-browed Warbler (heard only). At Lower Moors, there were at least 3 Siberian 'type' Chiffchaff, 15+Chiffchaff, 10+Goldcrest, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Brambling and 1 Woodcock. It was only when we got to Higher Moors that I could hear a Siberian Chiffchaff and we soon located it in the Sallows calling on and off. All the other 4 birds that we observed earlier, all looked very like the bird above. Mid-morning I observed 13 Blackbirds fly off high out to sea, NNE, from Star Castle

2 of the 3 Siberian 'type' Chiffchaff at Lower Moors. Non of these birds were heard.

Siberian Chiffchaff at Higher Moors

Nearby at Porth Hellick the 6 juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese were still present
Higgo called me yesterday morning to tell me that he had 3 WAXWING on the wires at Maypole. Martin relocated them feeding on berries in a garden. 5 minutes before I saw these birds, I had a sinlge also at Parsons Field
Also yesterday there were large numbers of winter thrushes on the island
At Green Farm these two were play fighting and causing havoc among the thrushes and the flock of 250-300 Chaffinch which only held 3 Brambling.
There were 5 Crossbill, 4 Siskin and over 150 Chaffinch at Content
Higgo was rushed to Treliske Hospital, Truro, this afternoon. We all wish him a speedy recovery and I hope to be in the field with him very soon. You take care mate!

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