Today started well with the male Black Redstart showing well on Porthcressa Beach. On to the Garrison where the Lower Broom was alive with birds. A large Goldcrest flock contained a Firecrest and 2 Yellow-browed Warbler. Over to Peninnis where a Quail was flushed from the bracken.
On the air field we quickly got close views of the Short-toed Lark. Watching this we picked up a medium sized pipit that looked structurally the same as the Blyth's on Peninnis. Other only obvious difference was a stronger submoustachial stripe. Unlike the Peninnis bird this one called every time it flew. With my cloth ears I heard a soft "trurp trurp,,,pchoo", completely different to the harsh "shreep" of a Richard's. It was seen and heard by 20+ birders who all agreed with Blyth's, but put out by RBA as a Richard's.
Another look over to Peninnis where the Blyth's Pipit was showing in its usual fields.
A stroll through Lower Moors gave a Jack Snipe on Shooter's Pool.