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Friday, 24 October 2014

Cornwall in October...

Ok, this week has thrown up some mega birds but Dave Helliar was in Cornwall the week before and still saw some fantastic birds including the possible Moltoni's (subalpine) warbler at Porthgwarra and a smart juv American Golden Plover at Davidstow.

Porthgwarra:

Chough: Dave Helliar
Chough: Dave Helliar
Possible Moltoni's warbler: Dave Helliar
Hooded Crow: Dave Helliar
Drift Reservoir:

Chrysolina sp either oricalcia or banksi: D. Helliar
Wheatear: Dave Helliar
Peregrine having a scratch: Dave Helliar
Ring-necked Duck: Dave Helliar
Davidstow:

Some nice pics of this obliging bird showing the characteristic subdued, greyish colouration, strong supercilium with darker cap and darker ear coverts/paler nape to name but a few...

American Golden Plover: D. Helliar
American Golden Plover: D. Helliar
American Golden Plover: D. Helliar
American Golden Plover: D. Helliar
Hayle estuary:

Whooper swans: D. Helliar

Other species seen included Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Ring-Ouzel and Whinchat - not a bad week at all.

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