Wednesday, 6 May 2015

My recent visit to Cornwall did produce a few bird sightings. The bird of the trip was the Ring-billed Gull on the RSPB Hayle Estuary Reserve. I noticed that in the Collins Bird Guide it mentions that this species likes to walk about a lot, which was true of this one, which started off on the far side of the pool and within about 10 minutes had conveniently walked right in front of the hide. Botallack seems to be good for Cornish Choughs with about 8 seen on one day and 3 on the next. You can also see the "Poldark " mine there too and a stream of Manx Shearwaters passing by.

Ring-billed Gull


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