|juvenile Ruff at Hayle Estuary|
Sunday, 16 September 2018
Hayle Estuary and Porthgwarra
With the weather looking promising for Cornwall and a few days with no real commitments, I seized the chance to head down to Falmouth to stay at Liam's new flat for a couple of nights. Arriving mid-afternoon, we headed first to the Hayle Estuary, enjoying five Knot and a Ruff - all juveniles - as well as a Kingfisher. A few Teal and Wigeon (the latter numbered 55) were among the other birds logged. With some daylight to spare we thought it was worth a short evening seawatch off Porthgwarra, scoring 18 Balearic Shearwaters, five Sooty Shearwaters and a Bonxie. We also heard a Chough over the car park.