After another very windy and wet day on Saturday when very few birds were reported, it calmed down on Sunday, in the improved conditions the first-winter BROWN SHRIKE was seen again by the original finder on in a field on Carn Friars Lane it then flew across the road towards the Kittydown/Higher Moors Pumping Station area and once more could not be relocated. As a consolation birders looking for the shrike found a Dusky Warbler at the start of the Porth Hellick Trail and later near the Stephen Sussex hide.
The ring-tailed Hen Harrier flew over Porth Hellick, Firecrest were at Porth Hellick & Watermill, a Black Redstart was on Little Porth and 2 Brambling & 12 Siskin were at Porth Hellick.
As well as the BROWN SHRIKE and the Dusky Warbler also seen were: 2 Great Northern Diver off Toll’s Hill, a Little Grebe on Porth Hellick Pool, the ring-tailed Hen Harrier around St. Mary’s, 2 Whimbrel at Toll’s Hill and a Woodcock & a Jack Snipe at Porth Hellick. 7 Skylark were in a field at Carn Vean, a lingering Swallow was at the Dump Clump, a Yellow-browed Warbler was on Porth Hellick Loop Trail and a Siberian Chiffchaff, a Cetti’s Warbler & 2 Firecrest were at Porth Hellick, a Black Redstart was on Porth Hellick Beach.