Saturday, 29 December 2007

St. Just, Drift & Hayle - 26th December

By Boxing Day reports of a Yellow-browed Warbler in the Cot Valley and turnt into a Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler, a bird which has eluded me on numerous occasions over the year, but final nailed the beauty. But the photographs not doing it justice. It should fairly well in a pine tree for about 30 minutes before disappearing in a different part of the garden.

The Hume's Yellow-browed/Leaf Warbler at the top of one of several Pine Trees, flittering between branches (c) Ashley Howe

Before heading back up to Newquay (where I was staying) We stopped between Drift Reservoir and Sancreed at Treganhoe Farm, walking only half way down the track i had already pick out 3 Cattle Egrets at some distance, being the dirty little ticker I am, I just turnt around and got back in the car.

Now heading East some more, we stopped at the Hayle Estuary adding Green-winged Teal, the drake was quite some way and way - like all the birds seen today. So just another mediocre average shot.

Green-winged Teal - that one there smack bang in the middle! Amongst Wigeon and Teal in the main channel (c) Ashley Howe

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