Robin Mawer did a better job than me by getting all 3 Short-toed Lark in the same shot on the airfield
A short walk down the road to see the juvenile Red-backed Shrike at Porth Hellick that was discovered yesterday. Here the bird performed well, at very close range at times, but mainly stuck to the center of the bramble field behind the hides that borders the coastal path. 7 Swallow were also present in the area with single Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest at Higher Moors. At Newford, out of the 3 Yellow-browed Warbler seen yesterday, I only heard one, but there was a possible Siberian Chiifchaff by the pond. Porthloo could only 3 Black Redstart, 7 Pied and 1 White Wagtail.
The 3 Short-toed Lark were pushed all over the shop by dog walkers, shooters and workmen
This Juvenile Red-backed Shrike is more than likely the only one I'll see this year
Only a handful of Redwing around at the moment
At Content I've had up to 80 Chaffinch, 50 Goldfinch, 40 Linnet and early last week 17 Blackcap.
This Sedge Warbler has been present in the weedy Content field for a week and I last saw it on the 24th
An interesting snipe that I had at Porth Hellick. Note on the bottom pic between the record shots of the two Snipe. On the left hand individual, the shorter tail, equal black and white barring on the flanks and more black on the tertials. The other feature is the left hand bird appearing more black and white in plumage, but Snipe can vary so much. So it will have to go down as a possible?
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