Wednesday, 7 November 2007
On this day ... 07/11/1999
A notable day from my birding past - but for the wrong reason. Dipping was alway annoying, and this day was no different. We'd blasted down to Cornwall to the Drift Res. / Tremethick Cross area and spent our time not seeing a pale phase Booted Eagle. This was made slightly more annoying by the tossers present in the dipping crowd that were calling and ticking a pale juv Common Buzzard. Not sure what happened to that eagle - was it ever accepted onto the British List? The reprieve (for me anyway) was a consolation tick with a Pacific Golden Plover at Culdrose, also a Red-backed Shrike there. In stark contrast to normal form, we also managed to see Black Duck at Stithians Res.