1st winter male Siberian Stonechat this evening at Content
Throughout the day, I would be working on and off and after returning from work, I thought that I would stay up country. At Trenowth there were 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Firecrest. On the radio news came on of the Osprey over Pentle Bay, Tresco. I could see the island and lifting me bins I immediately picked it up 100 miles away very briefly touching down on the beach, before flying towards the Great Pool. It wasn't until I made my ways to Helvear that I came across 100's of Redwing (400+) and Fieldfare (200+) feeding in the Hawthorns. At Newford I missed the Spotted Flycatcher, but in the back fields was a male Merlin, 2 Firecrest and the Yellow-browed Warbler.
Feeding the hawthorns with Fieldfare at Helvear were over 400 Redwing
I observed over 1100 Redwing from Pelistry move out west including a flock of 300
In the Helvear area there were over 200 Fieldfare
Male Ring Ouzel at Lower Moors
Up to 50 Siskin were mobile in the Trenowth area
I got up to 8 Firecrest including 3 each at Pelistry and Trenowth
I saw just 15+ Chiffchaff
A Comma on the same leaf as a Speckled Wood
Again I had to return to work, but came back to get to grips with it just in case it's not present tomorrow. It proved mobile on the other side of Pungis Lane, but it was finally pinned down back in it's favored field. Then at 17.30 Scilly hit back again when news broke of a HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL at Gimble Porth, Tresco!
The Siberian Stonechat shared the fields with 2 Stonechat and is only my one that I've ever seen aftyer John chapel finding one on Peninnis 100 years ago! I don't know what year it was.
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