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Sunday, 14 October 2018

St. Mary's

It was a day to enjoy St. Mary's in the calm conditions after the storm. Up at Pelistry we checked in on the Wryneck feeding at the base of a hedge opposite the riding centre and had a look at a nearby Ring Ouzel. While in the area a raspy yellow wagtail sp. flew over and migrants included a Spotted Flycatcher, two Black Redstarts, a Redstart and a few White Wagtails. A Turtle Dove feeding with Collared Doves at Porthmellon was a real treat, and another Redstart was there. Holy Vale held a Yellow-browed Warbler and Old Town had a Greenshank and three Whinchats. The juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit was still on Porthcressa beach and a Willow Warbler was by the dump. Other highlights during the day included a Raven, three Water Rails, two Yellow Wagtails, a Raven and 34 Swallows.

Viewing towards Samson revealed a Spoonbill and a Shelduck - both new for the trip.

female Redstart at Porthmellon

Ring Ouzel at Pelistry

Turtle Dove at Porthmellon

Whinchat at the dump