Saturday, 22 September 2012

Pectoral Sandpiper, Truro. 22/9/2012

This juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was found feeding along the shoreline of the Truro River on the 19th September. There have been several records of this species at various sites in the county this autumn, This is the second to be seen in the Truro area, the first being an adult on the nearby Tresillian River in August.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Spotted Crake, Marazion Marsh, 8/9/2012

Spotted Crakes are secretive birds and are often very difficult to see when in their natural habitat of reed beds. This adult (one of three birds here at Marazion Marsh recently) showed quite well when it ventured into the open for a few minutes.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Marazion,1/9/2012

This adult Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found on Marazion beach. As is often the case with this species it was very approachable as it fed with a small group of turnstones on the tide line.