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Monday, 2 November 2015

Everything's cleared out!

Siberian Chiffchaff at tennis courts, St Agnes

   Returned back to St Mary's and a quick look at some sites included Great-spotted Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 20+Chiffchaff and a Clouded Yellow at Higher Moors. At the Dump Clump there were a Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Firecrest and 10+Chiffchaff. THe flock of Chaffinch at watermill have increased from 150 three days ago to now over 400 birds, but there is only 3 Brambling mixed in with them.

Siberian Chiffchaff at the Dump Clump

Most of the winter thrushes have moved out

From 16 a few days ago to just a single Black Redstart on Porthloo today

  Two days ago I stayed overnight on St Agnes at the old observatory and the following morning I woke to thick fog. While we were having breakfast in the garden, still dark, the first thing we heard were Redwing and Fieldfare. As it started to get lighter, dark shapes seemed to be all over the shop flycatching as I made my way towards the cricket pitch. The shapes turned out to be Goldcrest and it felt like it was going to be another good day. Unfortunately it wasn't to be and all the highlights that we had the day before, moved out while the night skies were clear before the fog came in. It was also pretty obvious after an hour of light that most of the crests and chiffs had also cleared out. However, at the Parsonge 2 Brambling briefly dropped in and gave some hope. I decided to visit Gugh and observed some 80 Redwing and 20+Linnet just drop in from out of the fog. Only 2 Black Redstart and I also flushed 2 Woodcock feeding together, but the highlight was a late Whinchat, although there were also two more seen at Browarth.
  Back on St Agnes, both the Siberian Chiffchaff and Yellow-browed Warbler were still in the Lower Town area. Other birders saw single Reed Bunting, Jack snipe, more Brambling and at the Parsonage a new Yellow-browed Warbler

TRedwings lost in the fog on Gugh

Woodcock disappearing into the fog

Whinchat on Gugh. There were also another two birds on St Agnes

Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at the tennis courts

I saw 5 Firecrest altogether

There were up to 15 Goldcrest feeding on the deck at Browarth

Some Chiffchaffs had the same idea as the crests

While I was on St Agnes, the juvenile Osprey continued to show off at Porth Hellick where Pete Morris got this stunning pic 

Crowded House’s 'Help Is Coming' released for Save The Children refugee campaign

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The Sherlock star has been giving nightly speeches after his curtain call at the Barbican in London and asking for donations to help Syrian refugees. So far, audience contributions have raised more than £150,000 for Save the Children.

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