Thursday, 11 October 2012


So have just come back from a couple of days soggy birding (The weather has been absolutely abysmal). Had a call late on Tuesday evening from my pal Mark to say he had a couple of days off and he was going to look for the Rare Paddyfield Warbler on the Lizard Peninsula on Wednesday.
We arrived at Church Cove around 08.30 it was foggy with quite a heavy drizzle coming down, a couple of other birders said they had a brief view around daybreak but not seen since.
So after an hour or so it finally turned up back in the part of an old quarry it seem to like, over the next hour it showed well on and of and managed to get a few record shots though the light was very poor. still it was really nice to see this super little bird for the first time.


So this morning we headed off to Pendeen near Lands End to try and locate the Olive Backed Pipit that has been around for a few days.
Arrived around 08.30 in very heavy rain with water running everywhere , spent around an hour but did not locate it.
It was then on to Nanquidno Valley where the best we could manage was a Pied Flycatcher.
We spent the rest of the time chasing sightings :ie Yellow Browed Warbler, Redstart, Firecrest , all of which we dipped on.
Anyway still enjoyed the day even though the camera stayed in the bag.
Birding is great fun !!!

Paddyfield Warbler.

Paddyfield Warbler

Paddyfield Wabler.


  1. Well done mate,super shots.
    We might go down tomorrow.

  2. Congratulations Monty! A great find and I think your 'record' shots are great too. It sounds like you've had fun despite the weather :-)

    Love the rather grumpy looking Jackdaw on the previous post!

  3. Brilliant post title by the way :-)