Got to the Main Hide at 1:30 and before I even sat down my first Sand Martin flew past the window (Tick), After settling down for the afternoon We recorded (we being, everyone who came in and out while I was there)
3 Grey Heron, 3 Coot, 4 GC Grebe, 6 Herring Gull, 5M 4F Tufted Duck, 1 Moorhen, 2M 2F Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrow Hawk, 1M 1F Mallard, 4 C Crow, 1 Water Rail, Lesser Black Back Gull, 2 Dunnock
Dunnock 1/500 ISO 400 f/5.6 Shade WB
Southern Cut-Off- Spotted while testing Bins/Scopes
1 Marsh Tit, 1 Wren, A Few Reed Bunting, Teal, 2M 1F Mallard, 6M 4F Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Grea Tit, 1 Robin, 1F Woodpecker, 1M 1F Chaffinch
One the way home I wanted to try for the Ring Ouzel, Snow Bunting and Wheatear at St.Gothian as I failed on Saturday.
After walking for about 15min and seeing none of the species targeted I felt like Simon (Warden of Stiths if you didn't know), anyway after dipping, we met a local birder who pointed us in the direction of some Wheatear. So as the light was fading he set up his scope and within seconds was watching 2 Wheatear hopping up and down the bank. They were present for about 5min before being flushed by a dog. Being nearly pitched black we headed back to the car reflecting on a great days birding.
2 Moorhen, 7 Shellduck, 2 Wheatear, 15+ Wagtail, 4M 4F Mallard, Crow's, Gull's
With 3 Life Ticks this weekend and hopefully 2 this week after school (if we can find the Short Eared Owls and the Hen Harrier at Zennor)
Coming Up This Week:
Short Eared Owl and Hen Harrier
Pic's With My new Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Pied Wagtail 1/250 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Mallards 1/1000 ISO 400 f/5.6 Daylight WB
Sunset over St.Gothian (18-55 IS ) 1/1000 ISO 400 f/4 Daylight WB