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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Interesting flava wagtail

1st winter Richard's Pipit at the golf course

  I arrived at the airfield at 08.30 hoping to see yesterdays Snow Bunting and get better views of the Short-toed Lark than what I did a few days ago. I immediately noticed that there was an increase of Meadow Pipit, with well over 100 and feeding with them were the Short-toed lark and a grey and white flava wagtail, which looked good for a Eastern 'type' Yellow Wagtail. However, when it called, it sounded like a Yellow Wagtail and it was always distant. there were also 6 Pied wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 3 Skylark, 1 Whinchat and I relocated the Snow Bunting. At the wind sock, I joined Ian Grant who had just turned up. I scanned and put him on the lark that was feeding on the edge of the runway. Seconds later, I found another Short-toed Lark feeding with the pipits! There were 2 Short-toed Lark and later I found out that the St Agnes bird was still at Costella Down. A Ring Ouzel came in and we got are first Black Redstart of the autumn.

Grey and white flava wagtail?

Snow Bunting on the edge of the runway. There were another 2 birds at Peninnis

1 of the 2 Short-toed Lark on the airfield

Small numbers of Black Redstart arrived on the islands today including this one on the airfield 

  At Content in the weedy fields of note there were 8 Blackcap and single Whitethroat and Redwing. After dipping on a Richard's Pipit at the golf course before we hit Content, we tried again after it came on the radio that it was showing well. That it was and for the next 30 minutes the pipit was at times only 20ft away. 40 Swallow also moved through and at Trewince there were over 100 Meadow pipit and 3 Wheatear. The juvenile Rose-coloured Starling was still in the Pelistry area and as Ian had not seen it, we went for it. There were 50 Swallow at Pelistry Farm and some of these could of involved the birds we saw earlier. Later I was told over 150 Swallow came into roost at lower Moors. On the road, near to the Kittidown Crossroads, there was a vocal Yellow-browed Warbler and an hour later after trampling through fields, we were rewarded with only 160 Meadow Pipit. At Porthloo, there was another Wheatear and the last bird of the day was a Common Sanpiper at Carn Leh.

Richard's Pipit with Round island 

A very vocal Yellow-browed Warbler was at Kittidown Crossroads

Up to 50 Swallow were at Pelistry

This adult male Peregrine was spooking everything over St Mary's

There were a large influx of Meadow Pipit and we must of seen over 400 birds

I got this Garden Warbler at Content yesterday along with my first Redwing of the autumn 

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