Thursday, 31 October 2013

HERMIT THRUSH - Porthgwarra 30/10/13

With a good number of American passerines turning up on Shetland, Scilly and the western isles surely it wasn't long until one was found on the mainland? On 29th one did in the form of a hermit thrush at Porthgwarra in Cornwall and at 10:00 that night 4 of us made the long drive south. We got their for dawn and at about 08:30 we had lost all hope and gone of looking for Choughs and it wasn't long until I located a distant Chough Jumping around the rocks at the headland. We maid our way along the cliffs when Marks pager went of saying the Hermit thrush had been refound!! We ran back down to the car park and it wasn't long until we were watching it in a small wood and what a great little bird it was.

(Hermit Thrush - Lisle Gwynn)

(Hermit Thrush - Lisle Gwynn)

(Hermit Thrush - Lisle Gwynn)

On the way back Steve kindly stopped in Marazion so I could tick Rose-coloured Starling, we got it straight away It wasn't this bad as I was expecting, it was also opposite a McDonald's which made it even better! 

(Rose-coloured Starling - Marazion)

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