Saturday, 19 November 2011

A good days birding!

Today John and I decided to go to the Lizard. Our first stop was Brays Cot, a good vantage point to look across Goonhilly Downs for raptors. We had a Marsh Harrier,  Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and two Merlins. 

John spotted a Richard's Pipit fly up from the heathland and land in a nearby tree where we had good views. Our friend, Dan Eva arrived just in time to see it fly out of the tree and head east calling as it went. I was very happy as the Richard's Pipit was a new bird for me!

Next stop was to see the six Common Cranes. As we arrived we saw them flying in so I was able to get a few flight shots before they landed in the stubble field next to the road to Cadgwith.