Andy Shirly found this ASHY-HEADED WAGTAIL at Porth Hellick. If accepted it will be only the second UK record!
Yesterday morning I had 4 Tree Pipit NE over Star Castle. As the escaped Godlewski's Bunting was seen earlier by other observers just a stones throw away from my digs, I went to have a look at it. I found it groverling on the track from Star Castle to the Steveral where it showed very well. Later, Jo and I had our lunch at Carreg Dhu Gardens where we saw a Garden Warbler in the large Sycomore.
It might have escaped from a cage but the Godlewski's Bunting is still a stunning bird to see in the field.
Garden Warbler at Carreg Dhu Gardens
An evening down at Porth Hellick payed off as Jo and I flushed a sub-adult Night Heron from above the boardwalk. Briefly it landed on the pool before continueing towards the bay.
Record shot of the ring-tailed Montagu's Harrier at Parting Carn
This sub-adult Night Heron at Porth Hellick was the third this spring
Viv Jackson also had 2 Hoopoe and a Woodchat Shrike on St Martin
This is my second Red-rumped Swallow in the hand
Just got a record shot after the RR Swallow release. It was later seen at Lower Moors before returning to Porth Hellick
In all top photos, note the small white spot in the lores which could possibly put it down as a hybrid. If it's still present tomorrow, we need to get a recording of it's call so we can clitch a postive ID
The ASHY-HEADED WAGTAIL spent most of the day with cattle behind the hides at Porth Hellick
Marsh Harrier high over the wagtail field