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Friday, 28 September 2018

Tawny Pipit on airfield

The 1st winter Tawny Pipit showed exceptionally well yesterday evening 

  Today, following my execution yesterday (see my last post) I came back to life today!! As Trevor Davis found it a struggle to walk along the coastal path to get to the south end of the airfield where the Tawny Pipit has been favouring, I picked himself and his wife Julie shortly after the airport had closed so that we could walk across towards the south runway. However, driving towards the hangers  I flushed the pipit off the road in front of us. Fortunately the pipit immediately came back down and started to feed in a patchy area of gravel and weeds by the side of the road. The bird was only meters away in the evening light from us, showing off, as we used me wagon as a hide. This was short lived as people walked by and the pipit flew onto the airfield nearby.

  Earlier on in the morning I had 4 Spotted Flycatcher on the Dead Pine Walk, Garrison with 4 Whinchat in Standing Stones, Lower Moors.


Trevor and Julie Davis couldn't of asked for a better view of the Tawny Pipit at the side of the road at the NE end of the airfield.

  This morning I drove up the road towards the hangers and found the Tawny Pipit still in the same area where we had yesterday only to watch it fly off towards the south end of the airfield. It wasn't until 13.00 that I got a text from Rik Addison telling me that the pipit was in a field opposite the terminal building. I picked up Paul Buxton in town, who had just arrived off the Scillonian, and raced up to the airport to find the pipit showing well in a small patchy paddock. A few minutes later a helicopter almost landed on it but it wasn't long before it returned to the paddock and was admired by a small crowd. Again it flew off and later in the evening Graham and I observed it back on the airfield. I also had a single Yellow Wagtail over

  A Ortolan Bunting flew over the quay towards the golf course, while the Peninnis individual was still present, the Yellow-browed Warbler was still at Newford and new Common Rosefinch included one on Peninnis and Bryher with the individual on St Agnes thought to be the bird on Gugh. A Turtle Dove and Wryneck were also on St Agnes and a Lapland Bunting was on St Martins.

The Tawny Pipit showed well in the paddock but nothing like the day before. The bottom pic was taken this evening on the airfield

Small numbers of Chaffinch starting to arrive

A Linnet with a patchy white head has been hanging out around the Porthloo

  On Penninis the Ortolan Bunting was showing at arm's length on the coastal path. There was also a Ortolan Bunting and Wryneck St Agnes. Only the Pectoral Sandpiper was of note on Tresco. The juvenile Spoonbill that arrived yesterday was still on Green Island and on Bryher the Tawny Pipit was showing at close range at Great Popplestone

Only 24 views on YT!! No More California, Leatherbag from their 2006 LP
Nowhere Left To Run Leatherbag was a rock band from Austin, Texas formed in 2005 by songwriter Randy Reynolds after moving from Houston.[1][2] The band's name comes from a passage in the James Joyce novel, Finnegans Wake.
The Austin Chronicle's critic wrote, in reviewing the album Nowhere Left to Run, "There's no denying Leatherbag's talent".[3] In discussing the band's album Love and HarmNPRcritic David Brown described the sound as "a frenetic garage-rock charge reined in by melodies that early Wilco would be proud to call its own".[4]
In August 2010 the band edited their own Wikipedia page.[5]
The band performed at The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival. They were showcased on the web series, ACL presents Satellite Sets and were also an official performer at SXSW 2010. After much deliberation, Leatherbag changed names to 'No Future' following a short tour of the South in late March 2012.

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