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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Yellow-browed Warbler trapped at Porth Hellick

I love Siberian Chiffchaffs and this one was at Lower Moors

  Before light, Elle went off bird ringing and I made my way down to Lower Moors. By the Shooters Pool, there was, although I didn't hear it, a superb Siberian Chiffchaff. More Chiffchaff arrived overnight 13 Fieldfare flew overhead and there were 2 Grey Wagtail on the pool.

Siberian Chiffchaff

While watching my first Firecrest of the autumn at Porth Hellick, Elle called me to say that she had just trapped a Yellow-browed Warbler, her second in three days! The fifth Yellow-browed Warbler trapped this autumn. Why do the birds always stay in the palm of Elle's hand?  
It was off to mainland on the boat where we were going to see some bands playing including Ed Harcourt, Queen of the Stoneage and Bob Dylan! On the trip, just off the Eastern Isles, were very large numbers of both Gannet and Kittiwake feeding. With them were over 50 Common Dolphin, a few side by side to the boat. When we reached Penzance, with Paul Semmens, we had a total of 5 Sooty and 4 Mediterranean Shearwater, 1 Arctic and 5 Great Skua, 1 Puffin, 6-700 Gannet and 1000+Kittiwake.
Very large numbers of Gannet and Kittiwake just off the eastern Isles
adult and 1st winter kittiwake
5 Sooty, 4 Mediterranean Shearwater and 5 great Skua were sighted

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