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Friday, 28 February 2020

Thursday 27th February

A trip out with the boys again today with our destination Cornwall . Our first stop was at Travose Head on the north coast of Cornwall to look for Lapland Bunting as some had been reported there we arriver to find it blowing a gale , but after a bit of a search we managed to see 5 of them so we had a good start to the day ! We went on then to the Stithians Reservoir in hope of seeing the female Lesser Scaup that has been there for quite a while and today our luck was in as we had already missed it once this year .
News then broke of a White-Billed Diver at Cape Cornwall so we headed that way as fast as we could , we arrived to find a few birders already there , and they soon put us on to it . It is always a great feeling  to be lucky enough to get a bird in circumstances like this ! . Also seen were 5 superb Red-Billed Chough were displaying and calling around the headland so another good bird for us was added to the list .
Our next stop was at Carn Brae where we got great views of  3 Short-Eared Owl and as one of them was flying it put up a Merlin another good bird to see . The day was finished of on the outskirts of Newquay where an adult Glaucous Gull was seen , making it a great end to a superb days birding .

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