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Serin at Trenowth

20th April 2020

You can just make out that this is a Serin that I had at Trenoweth and I had no idea that I had got anythin on it at all when I took the shot. I just pointed the lens to where I thought the bird was, as I couldn’t find it the viewfinder as it was a long ways off, and this is the result.

This Kestrel was a garden tick after the Lesser Kestrel that I ticked off also from the garden last week!

This afternoon I had no idea where to go but ended up at Porth Hellick Very quiet and the only birds of note were single Tree Pipit, Whitethroat, Redwing, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail, 6 Sedge and 4 Reed Warbler and Water Rail. At the same time news was coming out that the LESSER KESTREL was showing very well at Giants Castle. I was almost tempted to make the short walk up but thought that there has got to be somethin new in with the last few days of easterlies.

Up to 6 Sedge Warbler were at Porth Hellick

Grey Heron

This Little Egret was feeding in a ploughed field at Pelistry with the gulls

I entered the second field at Trenoweth where there was a male Brambling. It was while taking photos of it feeding on the deck that I could see another bird in the same viewfinder. It was back on with it’s head down and the only colour that I could see was a greyish brown ‘It’s looks like a Serin’ I said to myself. I changed from my camera to my bins and waited for it to turn around. Serin! Ideal! But could I find the bloody thing in the viewfinder. I was a long ways off from the finch and I took the chance of just pointing the camera to where I thought it was. I looked at the back screen on the camera to see if I had got somethin on it and could not see it on there. While messing around with the camera, 3 Wood Pigeon and 2 Stock Dove got up from the field and spooked everything. I had no idea that they were even in the field and also discovered that there were 2 male Brambling as they flew off 100 miles away. Also small numbers of Linnet, Gold and Greenfinch. A few minutes later everythin returned except for the Serin. An hour later Higgo joined in the search but no sign and we had to make do with the 2 Brambling, a single Tree Pipit and a male Merlin. At Porthloo the Bar-tailed Godwit was still present with 2 Great Northern Diver close inshore at Porth Mellon.

This is all I could get on the Serin before it flew off after being flushed by pigeons and doves to never be seen again.

However, the 2 male Brambling showed a lot better in the same field

There were a few Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff, including this individual, also in the field



House Sparrow

As Higgo and I approached Porth Mellon Beach, we observed this Great Northern Diver with 2 fish!! Seconds later a pair of Herring Gull forced the diver to give up it’s catch and they flew to the shore to swallow them whole.

This Kestrel at the golf course yesterday was the same individual over the garden this morning

The male Ring Ouzel was still at Carn Morvel yesterday and was still present today

Also the Lapwing was still on the golf course

I also had 3 Ring Ouzel with the LESSER KESTREL at Giants Castle

And nearby, Richie and I relocated the Turtle Dove in the south fields of the golf course

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Author: Kris Webb 10

I love to throw sticks at trees! I also can’t get enough of music! I also blog about my observations on Scilly and wherever I go around the world and what’s sometimes on my mind. I’ve visited over 30 countries and some more times than once. I’ve worked and volunteered in Nepal, USA, Peru, Gambia, Costa Rica, 3x Australia, and refugee camps in Palestine The profile image is one I took while in Palestine of a brave Israeli holding high the Palestinian flag in front of the Israeli Offensive Forces during protests in Belin

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