Thursday 31 May 2012

Iberostar shines this morning

I visited Kenidjack this morning to see the Iberian Chiffchaff.  This singing male was found by Phil Clark and is just the fourth record for Cornwall.  The previous records are a singing male at Dunmere Woods in May 2000, a singing male at Windmill Farm in May 2004 and a male at Rame Head in May 2011.  The Kenidjack male was singing well this morning with a wide repertoire of song.  It always stayed in the high sycamore canopy in the copse near the green engine shed.

Apart from the female Rock Thrush in April, the Iberian Chiffchaff is the only other real highlight this Spring.  Well done to Phil Clark who's having a brilliant time - he's also found Night Heron and Black Kite!

Singing male Iberian Chiffchaff at Kenidjack

Ad male Sedge Warbler at Nanquidno today - just for Nigel Wheatley (52 today!)

Ad male Common Whitethroat at Nanquidno today.


  1. Hi Steve, Well done on the chiff, I managed a tick but not a photograph.

  2. Thanks Sam. It was tricky to photo and not much easier to see.

  3. Also Iberian Chiffie at Rame Head 11-15 May 2011 found by Leon and Darrell.