Friday 30 December 2016

East meets West in Penzance

Today the Mrs and I spent the day in West Cornwall around the Penzance area. A great day with lovely calm flat seas and sunshine and some good birds too including a number of long staying rarities from both sides of the world, America and Central Asia!

Highlights included:
Eastern Black Redstart - 1st W male Mousehole
Hudsonian Whimbrel - 1 Perranuthnoe, Boat Cove
Green-winged Teal - 1 drake Hayle
Velvet Scoter - 2 Mounts Bay
Purple Sandpiper - 6 Jubilee Pool
Great Northern Diver - 5 Mounts Bay
Black-throated Diver - 3 Perranuthnoe
Goosander - 6 on the Hayle

Mousehole - Temporary home of the Eastern Black Redstart

Male Eastern Black Redstart 

Check out those orange underwing coverts!

St Michael's Mount

The Mrs looking towards St Michael's Mount

Hudsonian Whimbrel - Perranuthnoe

Hudsonian Whimbrel

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a top trip and loved both your video's, shame Hudsonian whimbrel coming off the list but cracking bird none the less.