Friday 6 September 2019

Brown Booby in Cornwall

                                           3rd September :    Cornwall
                                                      Kynance Cove

1st summer Brown Booby

On Tuesday the 3rd September i travelled down to Kynance Cove in Cornwall with RR & SC in the hope of seeing the 1st summer Brown Booby.

We arrived on site approx 6.15am and made our way down the side of the cove joining the already assembled birders all in a hushed state of anxiety !!!!

After several scans of the cove & sea which resulted in 100's of Manx Shearwaters & Gannets plus good numbers of Fulmar helped quell the anxious wait (just a little bit).

Then the shout went up , ' There it is', you could hear the collective sigh of relief of approx 200 birders as we all enjoyed a close fly by followed by more close fly by's until the  Brown Booby eventually settled down on it's favoured Pyramid shaped rock.

Here are a selection of photos i took of the Brown Booby.

Brown Booby.

Whilst watching the Brown Booby 7 Chough flew over my head , wow , plus there were several Raven's seen.

2 of the 7 Chough

Davidstow Airfield

Buff-Breasted Sandpiper

After spending several hours watching and enjoying the Brown Booby we decided to head to Davidstow airfield and hopefully see the Buff-Breasted Sandpiper and after a short search we were soon enjoying some great views of this superb wader.

Buff Breasted Sandpiper.

Using the car as a hide gave us the opportunity to see the Buff Breasted Sandpiper up close , we also saw a superb White Wagtail.

White Wagtail.

A really great days birding and very lucky to see the Brown Booby on our first and only attempt.