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Ring Necked Duck reported again today on Stithians (southern cut off). The bittern hasnt been reported now since 18th March so this bird has presumably gone with the higher water levels not having helped. keep looking though cos it could hide away in the back of the scrub for weeks and not be seen...
The cot bird has long gone, the tehidy bird is still there and shows well at the well times, very elusive at others. As for migration a couple of sand martins were reported near Wadebridge one friday afternoon two weeks ago i think, then the following day they were everywhere inc a flock of 100+ at Stithians.
A few individual House martins being reported and the odd Swallow and Wheatear. Puffins have been reported from Gwennap Head after recent strong winds. Chiff Chaff seem to be around in numbers now as well.
Would have been doing my patch yesterday and today and would have got 2nd/3rd Cattle Egret for Wirral and Cheshire, along with a whole bunch of Whimbrel and a couple of male Redstart, never mind Greenshank - but I,m in Mallorca trying not to offend a group of students!
p.s. Don't you just love people who get in touch with you to tell you what you've missed!
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