Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Cuckoo dips and Cheshire Ticks

On Thursday we decided to put the disappointment of dipping the Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Porthgwarra behind us and venture out on our local squares. 

First stop was the flooded field at Burleydam.  The 2 Whooper Swan and the Green Sandpiper were still present, but there was no sign of the Black-necked Grebe which had been seen last week.  We added a pair of Stonechat (a good record for our squares), plenty of Yellowhammer and Skylark, Wigeon and Lapwing to our sightings before moving on to Blakemere. 

Blakemere, Bar-mere and Ossmere were all very quiet and the only thing worth mentioning was a Drake Scaup at Ossmere.  No Goldeneye today but never mind gives us an excuse to try again later in the week. 

Cornwall - What no Yellow-billed Cuckoo !!

Lesser Yellow Legs