Wednesday 6 December 2023

White-Crowned Sparrow

 A trip down to Cornwall today to look for an American White-Crowned Sparrow that seems to have taken up residence at a garden in Rosudgeon . And we didn`t have to wait too long before the bird showed to us very well . This is only the second one of these that I have seen in Britain with my first back in 2008 in Norfolk 

We then went to Loe Beach to look for a couple of reported juvenile Surf Scoter and after a bit of a search  we managed to get on to them . So a nice end to a days birding with Paul Bray , Dave Boult & Dave Land .

White-Crowned Sparrow ( Zonotrichia leucophrys ) . Rosudgeon . Cornwall






Sunday 3 December 2023

Bowling Green Marsh

 A look around Bowling Green Marsh this morning got me the following birds .

Numerous Northern Shoveler & Common Teal , a male and female Gadwall , 2 Greylag Geese , Numerous Black-Tailed Godwit , 10 Dunlin , 8 Northern Lapwing , a Common Snipe , a Water Rail , Song Thrush and Common Chiffchaff .