October, Paul St Pierre had a flyover ‘large pipit’ which had an odd call, and Paul contacted Pete Wilson and Dawn Balmer who were nearby to come and help relocate the bird. He watch the bird with Steve Rogers and Richard Menari in fading light. GREAT TO CATCH UP WITH THIS PADDYFIELD PIPIT AT SENNEN. Nick Moran was present and followed the bird that Paul pointed to, and expected to see the American Buff-bellied Pipit when he put his scope on the bird. Quite what it is doing here, and how it got here is thus anybody’s guess. (D Flumm), St. Winnow: 12 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew, 1 Godwit sp & 1 Kingfisher. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. John Martin had a sample pot on him, so the poo was collected and sent off to Martin Collinson at Aberdeen University. Dawn Balmer wondered whether it might have excreted in that spot, and as soon as the bird had moved on, went over to investigate, and Bethany Wilson quickly spotted some fresh poo. (J St Ledger), Hayle Estuary RSPB: 4 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Pintail, 1 Knot, 3 Grey Plover at dusk. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (K&J Mortimore), Gannel Estuary: 103 Oystercatcher (possible record for site), 1 Knot, 114 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 910 Black-headed Gull, 4 Med Gull, 6 Common Gull, 6 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant. Voordat Paddyfield Pipit op de Nederlandse of Noorweegse lijst komt (na een waarneming), moet er toch eerst iets aan de Rosse Stekelstaarteend gebeuren … Sommige standvogels zijn minder stavast dan je denkt (denk aan Heggenmus), maar de Roadrunner gaan we in Europa echt niet in het wild zien. (R Veal), Penzance Harbour: Great Northern this morning. Weight wise it is roughly comparable to a Rock Pipit, although structurally quite different (the group having the potential to be split into a separate genus). (S Rogers), Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. St Germans: 1 Eurasian Spoonbill reported this afternoon. National Rarity (.doc) Wednesday 13th November 2019. Chapel Amble: 7 Cattle Egret and 2 Water Pipit this afternoon. The nearest breeding populations are some 6000 km away in Afghanistan and India although there have been two records 1000 km further west in the UAE. Cornwall; Red Fox ( Vulpes vulpes ) . And the rest, as they say, is history … ‘. Trethewey: Dusky Warbler in a private garden. A gallery of images received by us can be found on the website Here, along with those from Cornwall’s second American Buff-bellied Pipit. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. Interest then switched to this, and Nick immediately recognised it as the bird he’d seen late on the previous afternoon. (S Grose), Sancreed: Cattle Egret at Sellan Farm. A Paddyfield Pipit in a muddy field in West Cornwall? Malpas: Firecrest, in private garden. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. Other plumage features distinguishing it from both Richard’s and Blyth’s are difficult at the moment as it is in such extensive moult. The bizarre thing is, it’s a dead ringer for a Paddyfield Pipit.”. Fifteen pictures of the Paddyfield Pipit at Sennen, Cornwall from 3rd November 2019. On the morning of the 23 rd October a Cornwall birder had a flyover large pipit with a strange call in a maize field in Sennen. was spent looking for the American Buff-bellied Pipit but there was no sign. Latest Sightings of Paddyfield Pipit The latest sighting details and map for Paddyfield Pipit are only available to our BirdGuides Ultimate or our BirdGuides Pro … (J Witheywood), Truro: 22 Black-tailed Godwit seen from Boscawen car park. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (S Grose), A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, Number: 07839617 Registered Charity Number: 1144724 Registered Office: Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DJ, Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society. He watch the bird with Steve Rogers and Richard Menari in fading light. Nick then came across Linton Proctor who was photographing a large pipit. Many people won’t even have heard of this species before, let alone have expected one to pitch up in the UK. Nick then came across Linton Proctor who was photographing a large pipit. (M Elliott). (D Flumm), Nine Maidens, St Columb Major: 24 Mediterranean Gull & 15 Common Gull picked out in a 1000+ Gull flock that was flushed by a Buzzard until returning to the same field. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. After a few seconds taking in the bird (expecting a large pipit like Richard’s or Blyth’s) he identified it as an American Buff-bellied Pipit – a great find, and only the second for Cornwall! View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. Par: Tawny Owl heard 01:20. There were a good number of birders present, and although some seemed happy it was a Richard’s Pipit, and some suggested Blyth’s, others were struggling with the scruffy plumage of the bird due to a state of heavy moult, and the ‘chup’ call that it was heard to give. Thinking about it overnight and wondering what he had seen, Nick returned the next morning, along with others. A trip down to Sennen in Cornwall today to see a couple of pipits. (P St Pierre), Wadebridge: 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 m Mandarin on river behind Co-op supermarket at 08.15. County Rarity (.doc), *12 Birds of Christmas Poll Penzance: 31 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. Amongst the experienced birders present, none had ever heard a Richard’s Pipit give this ‘chup’ call. Paddyfield Pipit 2019 Gallery Page Showcasing images of the putative Paddyfield Pipit at Sennen (23rd October – 14th November 2019). (S Grose), Dunmere: Short-eared Owl flew northeast over the valley at 16:30. (S Grose), Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult and 3rd.winter argentatus Herring Gull at Lelant Saltings. Paddyfield Pipit - Sennen, Cornwall - 03.11.19 Fifteen pictures of the Paddyfield Pipit at Sennen, Cornwall from 3rd November 2019. Swanpool: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers reported at Swanvale NR. The bird is currently thought to probably be an adult, and in heavy moult, appearing quite scruffy and undergoing primary moult (this condition is not at odds with a generally scruffy appearance for this species in many images online). (D Spooner). Discussion elsewhere has centred on such issues as whether it could be an aberrant Tawny Pipit or even a hybrid, mechanisms by which it could have arrived here, and the state of the primaries has also been queried. During the following week the bird was looked for but not seen, the search hampered by some atrocious weather. After a few seconds taking in the bird (expecting a large pipit like Richard’s or Blyth’s) he identified it as an American Buff-bellied Pipit – a great find, and only the second for Cornwall! Nick Moran was present and followed the bird that Paul pointed to, and expected to see the American Buff-bellied Pipit when he put his scope on the bird. ), St Agnes Head: 1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Merlin. (C Buckland), St John’s Lake: 19 Brent Goose (10 dark and 9 pale phase), 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 17 Great Crested Grebe. The Paddyfield Pipit is a very proportionately built (i.e. Subscribers can access more detailed information, including site specifics, a … It hasn’t been recorded anywhere within the WP (Western Palearctic) previously, thus if accepted, this would be a first for the region. Paddyfield Pipit - Sennen, Cornwall - 03.11.19 UK Rarity Gallery. (D Flumm). (P St Pierre) 8+ Greater Scaup. A sparrow-sized, resident pipit with brown plumage that varies in tones in different parts of its range. Due to the large volume of images received and not wishing to overwhelm the daily sightings page, all images submitted to CBWPS CornwallBirds can be found here. 2S Brown Booby - St Ives- Saturday 31st August 2019 (S Ferguson) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. (D Chaney), Wacker Quay: 1 Green-winged Teal, 100 Eurasian Teal, 240 Wigeon, 16 Avocet and 2 Greenshank (M Beer), St. John’s Lake: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Brent Geese ( M Beer), Marazion: juvenile Iceland Gull on rocks by St Michael’s Mount car park; also adult Black-throated Diver. Late in the afternoon, back in the grassy field, Paul heard the same call he’d first heard and pointed to the bird as it flew. PADDYFIELD PIPIT: PADDYFIELD PIPIT: PADDYFIELD PIPIT: PADDYFIELD PIPIT: MEADOW PIPIT: ROCK PIPIT: Posted by JRandSue at ... Greenish Warbler at Porth Joke and status in Cornwall 1 year ago Joe Pender Wildlife Photography. The latest bird sightings and reports. Juveniles show distinct and dark mottling on the upperparts. Cornwall is also well known, due to […] (M Jones), St Breock: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest. BROWN BOOBY-ST IVES AND KYNANCE COVE-CORNWALL. The bird has been identified by sonogram from its apparently diagnostic call albeit DNA confirmation is also being sought. My good pal Pete and I set off early and were onsite in good time. (M Ahmad), St Austell: 20 Fieldfare and similar number of Redwing near St Mewan School. (B Penny), Crowdy Reservoir: 12 Crossbill, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Raven, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great-crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel,4 Buzzard, 1 Bullfinch, 56 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 66 Rook, 500+ Golden Plover overhead. (D Flumm), Hayle Estuary: 1w Iceland Gull, 3w Caspian Gull and 7 Yellow-Legged Gull. (R Wilkins). Wacker Quay: Green-winged Teal reported again this afternoon. probable paddyfield pipit-sennan-cornwall-4th november 2019 Well what a couple of weeks I've had birding,first I dipped the Bobolink at Theddlethorpe St Helen in Lincolnshire on the 19th october after it had be found the previous afternoon. Sennen, Cornwall I managed a day off to head to Cornwall for the apparent Paddyfield Pipit. (I Hayes), Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in North East arm. (S Rogers, M McKee), Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. (As a difficult nondescript species it does however have the potential to have been overlooked on the fringes of the WP (eg Kuwait or elsewhere)). It is a resident (non-migratory) breeder in open scrub, grassland and cultivation in southern Asia east to the Philippines.Although among the few breeding pipits in the Asian region, identification becomes difficult in winter when several other species migrate into the region. Also, Great Northern Diver still (J St Ledger), Sancreed: 1 Black Redstart, 30 Redwing. (S Grose), Cotehele Quay: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail and 2 Marsh Tit. View from public footpath from 4th field South West of Sennen school, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. The long awaited results are finally out and it is confirmed the pipit at Sennen 23rd October to 14th November is indeed a PADDYFIELD PIPIT! As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, Number: 07839617 Registered Charity Number: 1144724 Registered Office: Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DJ, Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society, https://www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Paddyfield_Pipit_Sennen_M_Ahmad.wav. It was rather windy but it was only a very short walk to the location. Polgigga: Siberian Chiffchaff along Bosistow Lane. The bird has been present for around 12 days but it didn’t become apparent to the birds identity until Thursday evening when a sound recording was presented to sonogram expert Magnus Robb who said it was a Paddyfield Pipit . The breast is streaked and the upperparts have variable amounts of streaking. all … Late news, 23/10-14/11, Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit identification now confirmed by DNA analysis. (P Aley et al.) The early morning of the 24th was spent looking for the American Buff-bellied Pipit but there was no sign. The vagaries of migration still go to show us how little we actually know and understand. This recording was quickly sent onto Magnus via Nick Moran, and this further reinforced his view that it fitted Paddyfield Pipit perfectly. Presumed Paddyfield Pipit: Sennen, Cornwall, 2 November 2019 It was many moons ago that I ripped out the pipit page from my field guide... after all, what chance of a Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit … All birds have a bi-colored bill with a curve to the tip of the upper bill. Sennen pipit Anthus (left) Sennen, Cornwall, England, 24 October 2019 (Mashuq Ahmad); Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus (middle) Divar island, Goa, India, 16 January 2013 (Arnoud B van den Berg) 130116.AB.122609.02; African Pipit Anthus cinnamomeus Belfontijn game reserve, Free State, South Africa, 17 January 2013 (Sander Bot) XC126558 (M Scawen et al. Watch Queue Queue. Good numbers of Manx Shearwater were streaming past the coastguards along with a single Sooty Shearwater.Just after 8.00am Dan got on the booby fishing off Godrevy sands.I got on the bird but it was distant I watched the booby for maybe 5 minutes from the coastguards giving a good opportunity to study plumage,flight and fishing … The bird has been identified by sonogram from its apparently diagnostic call albeit DNA confirmation is also being sought. (S Grose), Roche: Male Blackcap in private garden. (J Chapple et al.) No comments: ... Paddyfield Pipit ( Anthus rufulus ) . (T Bird), Late news, 7/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler at 07:15 but elusive. It could however still be a first winter bird if it is from a ‘winter breeding’ population further south and some species moult into adult plumage once on their wintering gounds – this could well be a possibility for this species, although not stated in the literature. Notwithstanding the UAE records, this would probably have to be one of, if not the, most outstanding vagrant avian records ever. All updates https://t.co/aVg3bX9DQK https://t.co/HYYWqi5D2p, — Cornwall Birds (@CBWPS1) October 31, 2019, For more comment or photos on social media see the @cbwps1 twitter feed, or search twitter for ‘Paddyfield Pipit’. (D Chaney), St Erth: 3 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Egrets in road side field between St Erth and St Erth station. Sennen: Presumed adult Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. Whether it will be able to be placed straight into Category A of the British List is another matter. I have sound recorded hundreds, and they are regular winterers here in Portugal, and I never heard one make a sound like that. 1 Red-breasted Merganser. Watch Queue Queue Just a little bit of background to what will quite possibly be bird of the decade if it turns out to be genuine (which it is increasingly looking like it is). ... Paddyfield Pipit - Sennen - 5th November 2019 Image thanks John Rowe: American Buff-bellied Pipit - Sennen - 5th November 2019 Image thanks John. (T Bird), Late news, 7/11, Cot Valley: 3 Black Redstart in the cove. The primaries would seem to be within natural range in heavy moult within passerines however, and there would seem to be no evidence of wing clipping. Interest then switched to this, and Nick immediately recognised it as the bird he’d seen late on the previous afternoon. (W Wagstaff), Trewoon: Swallow hawking over Trewoon. (J St Ledger), Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Tufted Duck, 22 Coot, 2 Common Gull, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 11 Goldcrest. Sennen . The story of this bird thus far in brief; ‘On the 23rd October, Paul St Pierre had a flyover ‘large pipit’ which had an odd call, and Paul contacted Pete Wilson and Dawn Balmer who were nearby to come and help relocate the bird. (W Wagstaff), Nanquidno: 11 Long-tailed Tit ( B.Toms, M. Curtis) Water Rail. Also 1 Little Egret. (D Jenkins), Late news, 7/11, Porthcurno: 2 Firecrest. However, I don’t think it can be made to match Blyth’s either. Finally broke and went and stood in a muddy field in the wind and rain for 15 minutes. Co... White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba ) . (S Grose). Sennen . (S Rowe), Porthilly Farm: 31 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Common Gull, 156 Black headed Gull, 200+ Herring Gull all feeding in field opp holiday caravans. View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall Thu 24 Oct 2019 - Fri 01 Nov 2019. Mashuq spent much of the day there trying to get a sound recording and photographs. James Lidster heard the recording and contacted bird sound experts Magnus Robb and Thijs Fijen with Toby’s recording. Interactive Map showing viewing location of the bird (click on icons for further information, or the slider in top left corner for more). (D Julian), Little Petherick: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 12 Little Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 7 Redshank,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Shortly after searching for the bird in the grassy field, Pete noticed a slightly larger pipit on the wire fence and put the scope on it. Fortunately Toby Phelps was able to get a sound recording and made the call available by Twitter and on this website. (P Freestone, M Pass), Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in NE arm and Great Northern Diver. (P. Pearson), Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 5 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 46 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 55 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 6 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2500 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 52 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 11 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 4 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 50 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, Fox, 1 Grey Squirrel. No comment. Late in the afternoon, back in the grassy field, Paul heard the same call he’d first heard and pointed to the bird as it flew. (A Hill), Chapel Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit. (D Spooner), Late news, 11/11, Pendeen Watch: 3 Manx Shearwater, 23 Fulmar, 15 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Common Gull, 5 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Northern Diver & 250+ Kittiwake between 09.00 – 11.30. Apologies in advance if anyone notable involved in the process of pinning this bird down has been left out or uncredited in this remarkable unfolding story. ….. *12 Birds Results. (B Bosisto L Payne), Drift Reservoir (members only): Yellow-browed Warbler in the NW arm. This video is unavailable. Thinking this was perhaps what Paul had heard, they continued to search for the American Buff-bellied Pipit and later enjoyed nice views with some other local birders. (J Miller), Sancreed: 1 Woodcock, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Chiffchaff. (S Grose), Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting still on the footpath this afternoon. Sennen . Watch Queue Queue (N Wheatley). Also, Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Woodcock. That was certainly not on anyone’s radar …. (I Hayes), Truro: 1m Blackcap in a private garden. Email This BlogThis! (M Wallace), Stepper Point: 3 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Common Gull, 16 Meadow Pipit, 3 Raven, 1 Yellowhammer, 5 Oystercatcher, 7 Kittiwake, 9 Fulmar,also 3 Blackcap halfway along footpath down to Hawkers Cove. A faecal sample has been collected for DNA analysis. With other commitments, Paul, Pete and Dawn left. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. Thinking this was perhaps what Paul had heard, they continued to search for the American Buff-bellied Pipit and later enjoyed nice views with some other local birders. (P St Pierre), Penzance Harbour: 1 adult Great Northern Diver. Mashuq Ahmad was concerned by the call, and the look and feel of the bird – it just didn’t seem to fit. (J Miller), American Buff-bellied Pipit – John Miller, Late news, 11/11, East Looe: 6 Eider (2 adult male, 1 juvenile male, 3 female). Features distinguishing it from the generally larger Richard’s Pipit include shorter tail and shorter hindclaw, and the diagnostic call. The American Buff-bellied Pipit only showed very distantly so wasn't able to photograph it. Per Twitter – “James, I agree with you that this is definitely not a Richard’s Pipit. (R Archer), Late photos, 10/11, Sennen: American Buff-bellied Pipit. The question is what on earth is it doing in Cornwall? Before the significance of the sonogram had been realised, the identification as Richard's Pipit had already being disputed. (R.Smaldon). (D Julian), Wadebridge: Drake Mandarin still by Challenge Bridge this afternoon. Fortunately Toby Phelps was able to get a sound recording and made the call available by Twitter and on this website. Sennen: No sign so far of Paddyfield Pipit  in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257 earlier reports were apparently erroneous. With only the upper half of the bird showing, he was struck by the paleness of the bird and thought that surely that wasn’t the Buff-bellied Pipit! Tagged Dusky Warbler in Cornwall, Green-winged Teal in Cornwall, Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall, Pallas's Warbler in Cornwall. Magnus quickly eliminated Richard’s & Blyth’s and made the ridiculous suggestion that it actually sounded very good for Paddyfield. It occurs throughout Southern Asia east to the Phillipines, generally being split into 5 or 6 subspecies. It quickly flew off with the Meadow Pipits. (D Julian), Carnon Downs: Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Firecrest at the sewage works. (A Johnson), Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Tufted Duck, 70+ Lapwing (over), 10 Long-tailed Tit on feeders. Watch Queue Queue. (J Hicks), Wadebridge: 1 Bar-headed Goose with 85 Canada Goose at Treraven Meadows. Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting at end of public road. (J Rance). Sound recording of Paddyfield Pipit by Mashuq Ahmad here SITE CURRENTLY UNDER RE-DEVELOPMENT Cornwall’s varied habitats and Landscapes, from rugged coastal cliffs and seascapes, to rolling farmland, woodlands, lakes and rivers are home to many species of resident birds, some of which, like the Chough, can be found in only a few other places in the Country. Sonograms showing the Sennen bird and Paddyfield Pipit calls in the field –, This large Pipit sp. It quickly flew off with the Meadow Pipits. Vellandreath: 1 Stonechat showing characters of Continental Stonechat (nominate rubicola), 1 Great Northern Diver high NE inland. (J Branscombe), Porth Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull. Mashuq Ahmad was concerned by the call, and the look and feel of the bird – it just didn’t seem to fit. They relocated the bird and Mashuq managed to get a good recording that contained a sequence of calls – all ‘chup’ calls. Both the Paddyfield and American Buff-bellied Pipits remain in the same field at Sennen, showing well at times and on occasion together. There were a good number of birders present, and although some seemed happy it was a Richard’s Pipit, and some suggested Blyth’s, others were struggling with the scruffy plumage of the bird due to a state of heavy moult, and the ‘chup’ call that it was heard to give. (R Hampshire), Rock Beach: 7 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Sanderling, 4 Raven over, 47 Meadow Pipit in the dunes. (R Veal), Tregoss: 1 Woodcock flew over 17:15 (B Bosisto L Payne), Washaway: 1 Barn Owl, & 2 Tawny Owl heard. It makes sense now that the bird Paul originally saw and heard briefly in flight on the 23rd was this pipit, and the American Buff-bellied Pipit was a rather fortunate distraction! With other commitments, Paul, Pete and Dawn left. The far west of Cornwall has a justly famous reputation for its birdwatching. Find out where and when this bird was seen. #unimpressed #paddyfieldpipit @CBWPS1 @cwlbirds @bird_tours […] Also 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Jay. (D Julian) Drake Green-winged Teal reported this morning way down along the creek also c30 Avocet. This is a potential first for the Western Paliarctic. On the 31st, Paul St Pierre was back in the field at Sennen and Mashuq was just about to join him when Mashuq was informed of the suggestion that the bird might be a Paddyfield Pipit. This video is unavailable. The pipit showed well early afternoon in one particular spot, and it spent time wing stretching and preening. (M Pass), Porthgwarra: Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in Hidden valley this morning. (P Nason), Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest (B.Toms), Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 1 Mistle Thrush. Until then, the bird has generally remained popular, although its detractors remain (it is a pipit). (C Buckland), West Looe: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 9 Common Scoter,100+ Auks,1 Brent Goose, 20 Kittiwake, 9 Common Eider. (A McKechnie), Crowlas: 1 Brambling low over 7:15. (J Chapple, S Rowe) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. Cot Valley: 1 Pallas’s Warbler this morning. (R Veal), Porthgwarra: Snow Bunting at Roskestal. Porthgwarra: Black Redstart at Coastguard Cottages. (D Julian), St. Germans: 2 Spoonbill,1 Bar tailed Godwit. Sconner Farm: 21 Lapwings,14 Redshanks,5 Snipe,2 Little Egrets. (K Wilson), Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still present in same place around Daisy Cottage for ten minutes around 09:30. However the Paddyfield Pipit (confirmed by DNA) showed extremely well in between heavy rain showers. Gannel Estuary: Water Pipit with 32+ Rock Pipit on grassy area east of the carpark. An infomative article from Magnus Robb and the Sound Approach team can be found here – The Sound Approach analysing the call in detail and comparing it to other species including Tawny and African Pipit in addition to the other more expected large pipits. Thursday 11th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports The pipit showed well early afternoon in one particular spot, and it spent time wing stretching and preening. Getting used to the overall structure is very useful. (C Buckland), Porthilly Beach: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 35 Wigeon, 1 Common Gull, 3 Curlew. (P Clement et al.). (R Veal, JD Swann), Sancreed: 2 Great White Egret in fields east of village 13:30 on wards (same as reported at Drift earlier). (M Wallace), Helston: Ad drake Lesser Scaup still on the boating lake plus the aythya hybrid associating with it. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. (P Carter, D Chaney) AlsoTufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 35 Lapwing, 130 Canada Goose (in fields on western side with 1 hybrid white Snow Goose type (grey flanks)), 20 Curlew, 2 Fieldfare. is still present today (SW361257) and the call has been analysed, ‘strongly suggesting’ a Paddyfield Pipit. Posted on 13/11/2019 by Dan Chaney November 14, 2019. Amongst the experienced birders present, none had ever heard a Richard’s Pipit give this ‘chup’ call. It usually has a small body with a larger-than-typical head and bill, and a short tail. (S Windle) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. (N Wheatley), Swanpool: Siberian Chiffchaff (still by car park), Yellow-browed Warbler (Swanvale), 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest, 14 Common Scoter offshore (T Phelps), Wacker Quay: Green winged Teal in with 80+ Teal flock. (P St Pierre), Mounts Bay from bus station: 2 Great Northern Diver. 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