I went to Gwithian today and spent a fair amount of the morning there. I was hoping for maybe a shrike but had to make do with a nice male Sedge Warbler singing from the scrub. There were a few Whitethroats singing too. 17 Whimbrel were flying around the area and settled behind the bullock field. Some of the males were singing and calling. I also heard Whimbrel singing at Land's End on Friday. In the next few days they will be on Orkney or further north breeding.
The images below were taken this weekend. (Nikon D7000 and 600mm F4).
|Male Sedge Warbler in song at Gwithian|
|Male Sedge Warbler defending territory|
|Male Whitethroat at Trinity Pool, Land's End|
|Whimbrel at Land's End in early morning dew|
|Adult Dunlin at Marazion Beach|
|Turnstone at Marazion Beach. Some new scapular feathers are emerging.|