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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Pectoral Sandpiper at Porth Hellick

Adult Pectoral Sandpiper showing very well at Porth Hellick
  Yesterday, the first Pectoral Sandpiper of the year turned up at Porth Hellick, but never came close enough in the 30 minutes when I was there and it flew off south after being spooked by a Peregrine. However, early this morning Bob Dawson text me to say that he had the pec on Porth Coose, St Agnes. Late morning it had returned to Porth Hellick and later on, we were all getting crippling views as the bird fed with a juvenile Dunlin. The Greenshank have increased from 6 to 8 and early on I had a juvenile Mediterranean Gull with 50+Black-headed Gull at Porthloo. A quick look off the Garrison looking towards Samson this afternoon, saw over 200 Manx Shearwater, including a raft of over a 100.

Adult Pectoral Sandpiper

juvenile Dunlin

Both this juvenile Wood Pigeon and adult Goldfinch came down for a drink 

This Willow Warbler was nearby 

Adult Great-black backed Gull

Grey Herons at Lower Moor

My first Comma of the year was at Porth Hellick where I also had a Clouded Yellow

Pearl Jam cover live a master piece 'Masters of War" is a song by Bob Dylan, written over the winter of 1962–63 and released on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in the spring of 1963. The song's melody was adapted from the traditional "Nottamun Town". Dylan's lyrics are a protest against the Cold War arms build-up of the early 1960s. However, it's still oppropriate to this day!! 

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