Monday, 13 October 2014


Tough n the rare bird front again today. Started quite well with a Whitethroat and Jack Snipe at Lower Moors before breakfast and then a Spotted Flycatcher as soon as we got to the Garrison.

Spotted Flycatcher
Also here were several Blackcap and a flyover Spoonbill. 15+ Swallow were feeding overhead with single House and Sand Martin. Plenty of Red Admiral and a Clouded Yellow in the sun.

Red Admiral
Clouded Yellow
As we walked back into town a Hummingbird Hawkmoth put on a great show.

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

On Peninnis the 2 Snow Bunting were showing well at point blank range and a Kestrel was hunting the headland while 6 Harbour Porpoises were off-shore. Speckled Wood  were basking in the sun on the track down to Old Town.

Snow Bunting

Speckled Wood
The first visit of the trip to Old Town churchyard where 2 Spiny Stick Insect were showing.

Spiny Stick Insect
At Lower Moors the Jack Snipe was again showing badly.

Jack Snipe- the best it has shown!
Between Lower Moors and Porth Loo the Red-breasted Flycatcher eventually showed well, but under the canopy so difficult to photo.

Red-breasted Flycatcher

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