This Short-toed Lark showed down to a less than 10 meters on the airfield
Day off and in the warm sunshine at Lower Moors I came across the Northern Willow Warbler that I first had at Newford some two weeks ago, then later at Content and now at Lower Moors. There were also single Yellow-browed Warbler, Jack Snipe, flyover redpoll and 30+Chiffchaff in the area. The Short-toed Lark was reported on the airfield yesterday and so I thought I would give it a shot. At the terminal building there were 2 Black Redstart and a single Golden Plover was on the airfield. Just opposite the windsock I relocated the lark feeding in company with a single Meadow Pipit. I lay down as both birds started grovelling towards me and just continued coming closer and closer, until I could almost touch them! After 20 minutes, I crawled away backwards and behind me was Paul Freestone waiting for me to get out of the way so he could take his turn.
Note the displaced narrow white feather on the left wing identifying the Northern Willow Warbler as the Newford/Content individual.
The Northern Willow Warbler that's moved from content up road to Lower Moors. Note the white underparts and undertail coverts reaching half the length of the tail.
Jack Snipe at Lower Moors
This crazy Short-toed Lark showed ridiculously well!
It was Paul's turn to try the lark. He's got such lovely soles on his boots!
2 Black Redstart were around the terminal building.
There were 2 Hawfinch at Green Lane, but I could only find was this female getting stuck into the Hawthorn berries
Earlier, Pete Morris showed me pics of the 3 Firecrest he had at Sharks Pit this morning and a superb shot of a Siberian Chiffchaff at Newford Duckpond. However when I got to the latter site all I could find were a single Yellow-browed Warbler, Woodcock and 3 Firecrest. Close by at Trenowth, I had another 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Firecrest and in the fields a male Ring Ouzel.
As the BLYTH'S PIPIT was showing well in the coastal fields west of Peninnis, I decided to go and see it. However, when I got there though, it was 10 miles at the top of the field! Well at least I saw it and it ended on what was a cracking day!
I saw up to 7 Firecrest today including this one at Trenowth
This male Ring Ouzel was also at Trenowth
I managed to see up to 60+Chiffchaff today
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