Whilst Joyce & I were having a nice week down on the Lizard , the news came through of a Bufflehead only about five minutes walk from our accommadation, and although we had left for a day out she understood that I would be no fun to live with at all if we did'nt turn back to take a look..This pretty North American duck, probably a first winter female was apparently the first for Cornwall (a second for me ) and appeared to me like a genuine wild bird, being fairly wary,having no visible rings, and its visit coinciding with the recent gales.It fed at the far side of a pool near Housel Bay not far from Lizard Point.
Sunday, 16 October 2011
|Wryneck hunting for ants|
|Wryneck posing nicely|
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
|Long Billed Dowitcher|
Friday, 7 October 2011
2nd October.Early Saturday morning I was back at Davidstow airfield in search of the three Pectoral Sands but unable to find them ,however I did find a very small wader which at first I thought was probably the Little Stint which had been reported a few days earlier,but on closer inspection ( and this bird was pretty confiding ) I thought this was'nt really like any Little Stint I.d seen before and appeared more like the Semi Palmated Sandpiper I,d watched last week ast Drift, I looked for webbing between the toes but was,nt really sure to what extent this should be, so took some photographs and hoped they might prove the i.d.
|Pectoral Sandpiper-Davidstow,October 1st.|
|Two of the three Pec Sandpipers|
website two hours before I found them.Does it count as your own find if someone else found has them before you but you did.nt know they had been found?