It's October the first and its unofficially the first day of the Pike fishing season, and its raining
fairly hard,if it eases off tomorrow I will do some lure fishing and birding at the same time.
But for now its all our yesterdays once more.
The only carpenters I have seen this morning was the Great Spotted Woodpecker on fat balls in
26 YEARS ago on the 16th of Oct Jerry Bart and I were on the Paddington to Penzance overnight
train.At 0730HRS I woke up to see through the window Truro Cathedral.
We picked up the Scillonian at Penzance harbour and our crossing produced Gannets ,Skuas and Kittiwake.
On arrival at St Marys our bags and headed for Watermill Cove, where a Great Northern Diver was in summer plumage.Tired after a long day we had an early night.
The following morning we watched a female Merlin attack a Richard's Pipit in a field between Salakee farm and Higher Moors.
On the 18th it was overcast with rain a sea watch from Penninis head produced Fulmar and Manx Shearwater.Later in the day from Lower Moors we had 3 Water Rails and 1 Jack Snipe.
While searching Old Town Church we located 2 Yellow browed warblers, a new species of warbler
I had not seen before with its striking eye stripe and double wing bar.
course and finally a Little Bunting showing it's chestnut cheek patch and smaller than it's commoner
cousin the Reed Bunting.
3 Manx shearwaters flew past and somebody had 500 Shags at Pendrathen some sexual prowess
On a more serious note a Hobby was a late bonus at Watermill cove,also a Melodious warbler
more yellow below,brown above indicating an autumn adult.My favourite bird was a Pied flycatcher
feeding on Speckled wood butterflies amongst the Pines.
amongst theisolated cabbages.