Saturday, 30 October 2010
On Friday morning took a stroll around the Gwennap area, Not to much to report just a few common woodland birds some Chiffchaffs and This Fox below going about its business.
On Saturday morning I headed west down to Hayle Estuary, A good build up of over wintering ducks is happening with good Numbers of Teal and Widgeon, also a lot of Lapwings and plenty of Gulls and common Waders. The tide was just coming in and looking over the causeway bridge saw some ripples on the water coming towards me. Upon closer inspection I saw a shoal of quite large Grey Mullet swimming into the shallows, managed to get a few shots of these lovely fish a couple of which I have included below.
Finally here is a record shot of one of the many Lapwing starting to build up for the winter. I then got a phone call from my mate Paul Freestone to say the American Bittern was showing again at Trewey Common. So as it was only 10 mins away I went up for a second try for this rarity, sadly it had flown again and had been attacked by a Peregrine and took shelter in some Pine trees quite a distance away. This was my second try for this lifer, but due to the antics of a few idiots who try to get to close and keep flushing it away spoil the chance for others who would just like a reasonable view of it. This is the second day I have been to look at it only to find its been flushed by the time I got there. I can say I was amongst many unhappy birders from the comments I overheard. So my plea to everyone is.
GIVE A BIRD A CHANCE.
GIVE A BIRD SOME SPACE.
AND ENJOY IT.
NOT BIRDING AT ANY COST.