Monday, 28 December 2020

Some of my birding highlights from 2020 in what was a difficult year for everyone ,hope this adds some cheer .

Male Firecrest Conner Downs.
The year started off well when i found this first winter Kumliens Gull in January on the Hayle estuary .
Second winter Caspian Gull Hayle in what was a record breaking winter for these smart birds ,new individuals kept turning up including this beast of a bird. February .
Yellow Legged Gull . Hayle another good winter for these Gulls.
Skylark. Hayle Towans , Nothing better than listening to and watching Skylarks in spring.
Grasshopper Warbler. Hayle Towans. May.
Tawny Pipit. near St Just. May.
As above.
As above.
Adult Rose Coloured Starling .Hayle . June.
While searching for the adult Rosy i found this second bird the next day.
Semipalmated Sandpiper. Hayle. September.
Bairds Sandpiper. Hayle. September.
Lapland Bunting. Porthgwarra. September.
Snow Bunting . Porthgwarra . September.
Juvenile Hobby . Porthgwarra. September.
Ruff . Marazion .Semtember.
Juvenile Little Stint .Marazion .September.
Nightingale. St Marys. Scilly Isles. October.
Red Eyed Vireo St Agnes Scilly Isles October.
First winter Indigo Bunting, St Agnes , Scilly Isles. Bird of the year for me and only the 3rd record for Britain. October.

Lesser Yellowlegs. Tresco . Scilly Isles. October.
Male Red Breasted Flycatcher. Church Cove the Lizard .Cracking bird .
Sociable Plover with Lapwing. Crows an wra. December.
Dusky Warbler. St Erth. December. A hard bird to photograph.
Adult Ring Billed Gull.. Hayle . December.

Yellow Browed Warbler .Lelant Saltings . Never get fed up of seeing these delightful sprites so here are another series of shots to finish the year off.


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