A light S.E. and sunny periods (15th) was a welcome break from the previous foggy conditions. Starting off with a seawatch at Lizard Point saw 3 Balaeric Shearwaters and several Gannets pass by. A Rock Pipit was giving its parachuting song flight (in October!) and a Wheatear was also seen perched on the rocks. 30+ Shags were on one of the offshore rocks and at least 2 Ravens were seen. Later, a Raven and other members of the corvid family were seen on the ground near the lighthouse, close by to what appeared to be a dying rabbit. However, as it turned out, the seemingly moving rabbit was in fact being animated by a Stoat, which was dragging its kill into the sparse cover at the base of the wall of the lighthouse.
Finally, the main reason for visiting the Lizard appeared when 2 Choughs flew across the fields and were located in a stubble field. Could not really go back without seeing choughs!
Next stop St. Clement near Truro, where a Lesser Yellowlegs had taken up residence. Sure enough, albeit distant the yellowlegs was out on the mud at the edge of one of the channels. Greenshank, Redshank, Curlew, 2 Little Egrets and a very vocal Raven were also recorded here. On the way back to the car, after indulging in some free russset apples, a Grey Wagtail was seen.
En-route to Norfolk a look for the Rose-coloured Starling at Davidstow Airfield was unsuccessful. However, a Common Buzzard on a street lamp provided some photo opportunities.
With its rugged coastline, great native flora and fauna, plus the 'occasional' rarety, Cornwall is a really good place to visit and a great Ecological Experience!