I found this very interesting 'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat (probably Siberian 'blythi) at Lower Moors yesterday and it was still present today
I had a quick look at Little Porth this morning on my ways to Lower Moors. Hanging out with the Herring Gull was one of the 2 juvenile Iceland Gull that were seen yesterday.
Pablo having a word with the juvenile Iceland Gull
Pablo hanging out on a rock with Peter close behind him. It looks like Pablo is conducting to an invisible orchestra!
And here's Pablo and peter on my legs. Who would of thought they would be hanging out with an Iceland Gull later in their lives! They've also been friends with Common and the Surf Scoter!
At Lower Moors I wanted to tey and relocate an 'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat (probably Siberian 'blythi') that I found yesterday in the late afternoon. After a good hour of searching I saw it very briefly near to the Shooters Pool. At the same time a Bullfinch flew overhead and there were 2 Firecrest and 9 Brambbling also in the area. Chiffchaff and Goldcrest were thin on the ground and no sign of any of the Siberian Chiffchaff or Yellow-browed Warbler from earlier in the week. also, there was no sign of the Wilson's Snipe.
A probable Siberian Lesser Whitethroat at lower Moors
There were also 9 Brambling in the same Sallows as the whitethroat with singles heard overhead
There were also these 2 Firecrest in the area
While I was at the latter site, Bob Dawson contacting me to let me know that he had a Willow Warbler at Little Porth. I had a quick look and found it on the main path with a single Black Redstart. Over 50 Chaffinch were feeding on the beach.
The Water Pipit was still at Porth Hellick
There were 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at Higher Moors
Willow Warbler at Little Porth just after having a bath
Up to 4 Siberian Chiffchaff were between Porth Hellick and Higher Moors
We were in the seaward hide at Porth Hellick and Higgo said 'Is that me at?' Before I could say that I have no idea, I was looking down at him in front of me from the hide! Here he is telling his hat off!
Oooo, that water's cold! Higgo get out of me way, your blocking me view!
While we were at higher Moors, Graham Cunsdale called to say he had a male Pintail at Newford Duckpond. Sure enough when we arrived he was still there, looking a little nervous and there was also a Yellow-browed Warbler in the Sallows.
This male Pintail was a first for Higgo and I on Newford Duckpond
Also seen in the last two days on St Mary's were a single Ring Ouzel at Mount Toddon, 2 Hawfinch at Rose Hill, the Snow Bunting was still at Little Porth. A Siberian Chiffchaff was trapped and ringed Porth Hellick and on St Martins there were 2 Bullfinch and 2 Hawfinch.
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