Our first port of call was Dozmary Pool to try for the Lesser Scaup. We failed to find it, only seeing some Goldeneye on the water and a stunning Short-eared Owl at Bolventor before we rejoined the main road South.
We stopped off to visit friends at Rezare. We had hoped to do some ringing the next day but rain stopped play and we had to be content with watching the stream of birds to the feeders. Yellowhammer, Pied Wagtail, House Sparrow and a hoarde of tits visited throughout the day. Many thanks to Phil, Coral and Ruth for their fabulous hospitality, as always. On leaving on the 27th we saw the hundreds of finches, mainly Chaffinch, that Phil had told us about. Very tempting but it was time to be moving on - so we made our way back, stopping off to check for Dipper at any likely spots.
By the time we finally reached Broadsands it was much too windy, dull and cold to tempt out any Cirl Buntings - and the chances of picking up, much less staying on any bird on the sea was completely hopeless - so at that point we headed for home.