The escaped Godlewski's Bunting at Star Castle today Cracking bird!!
Yesterday morning I searched for the Short-toed Lark on the golf course that was found the day before but there was no sign of it. In the cold foggy conditions, I made my ways to Porth Hellick. Here a Lesser Whitethroat and the Cetti's Warbler showed well and there were 2 pairs of Tufted Duck on the pool. 43 Golden Plover flew over the bay towards the airfield. I had a quick look at the Higher Moors end of Holy Vale for Graham Cundales Grasshopper Warbler that he had earler but it had shut up when I got there.
This female Tufted Duck was on the tiny Shooters Pool at the same time that there were the 4 birds at Porth Hellick
In the evening we relocated the Golden Plover on Porth Hellick Down and had the female Merlin over Porthloo
The bunting was never seen again that day until this morning. Driving up the track into the Star Castle garden, there it was! Infront of me wagon, feeding in the middle of the track. Guests flushed it but ten minutes later it was back on the track. Again it was flushed and flew into nearby bushes where I left it as I had people in the back that I was taking to the airport. That was the last I saw of it despite me driving up and down the track throughout day. I did have 2 Tree Pipit and Sand Martin fly through instead.
Escaped Godlewski's Bunting
The Woodchat Shrike was still on Bryher
Altogether we had 7 Tree Pipit between Trenowth and Bants Carn
Wilco when they were at their peak