Wednesday, 10 October 2018

St. Martin's and St. Mary's

Beautiful St. Martin's made for a delightful excursion, and paid off within the first hour with a fly-over Red-throated Pipit while I was hanging back from the others to answer the call of nature. We searched for an hour or two in the hope that it had come down but had no such luck. Three Black Redstarts, three Whinchats, two Siskins, a White Wagtail, four House Martins, five Skylarks, a Snipe, two Ravens, 45 Sanderlings, a Grey Plover, 92 Oystercatchers and three Greenshanks were among the other highlights during our visit.

Black Redstart at Little Arthur Farm

On St. Mary's, a redpoll flew up from beside our digs and Porthcressa held the juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit and a Wheatear.