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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Dotterel

It's becoming the norm every year to observe Dotterel and Buff-breasted Sandpiper feeding together on St Mary's

 Spent the afternoon with Simon Bucknall and after seeing a few Chiffs and a single Yellow Wagtail at Lower Moors, we made our way in the thick fog to the airfield to have a look at the Buffy and Dotterel that have been present up there for the last few days.


Juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper feeding on a Leatherjacket This is a different individual to the two  here over a week ago


Both birds showed off in front of everyone including Mr Paul Buxton


At porthloo there were 2 adult and 1 1st winter Mediterranean Gull
On the 12th, I spotted this Wryneck feeding on the side of the road at Sallyport while driving me wagon just in front of Ren's front garden. The following day, Ren got a pic of it in hios back garden.
Still lots of Swallows on the Garrison

Juvenile Ringed Plover at Porth Hellick
Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper spent two days at Porth Hellick
Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling at St Agnes
Juvenile Red-backed Shrike St Agnes All three above pics taken by Chris and Rose
Simon and I watched Man United get a beating, 4-1, against City. I couldn't help but notice that the City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, is a look-like to gods own comedian, the late Dave Allen
"And may your god go with you"
Yes Brucey boy, my show is on tonight on the BCC at eight o.clock. Now don't miss it, it's 'The Dave Allen Show' Very funny, I tink you will find'
'Yes, yes Dave, I mean Manuel Allen. Whatever your bloody name is'

I took this shot from Star Castle

And here is the great man himself telling the story on religion. It's so damn true and very, very funny

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