Thursday, 6 October 2011

Semipalmated Sandpiper. Davidstow Airfield. Cornwall. 3/10/2011

This Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper on the disused airfield near Davidstow is the second individual to be found in Cornwall this year following the Drift bird.

Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher. Nanquidno. Cornwall. 1/10/2011

With autumn migration in full swing, passerines heading south find their way to the west Cornwall valleys like this Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher at Nanquidno.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Pectoral Sandpiper. Marazion 2/10/2011

One of the many Pectoral Sandpipers present in Cornwall. This one on the freshwater outfall of the Red River at Marazion Beach was very tolerant of people, many passing within feet of the bird, unaware of it's presence.