Paddyfield Pipit - Sennen, Cornwall - 03.11.19 Fifteen pictures of the Paddyfield Pipit at Sennen, Cornwall from 3rd November 2019. (S Rogers, M McKee), Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. all … (A Hill), Chapel Amble: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit. (D Flumm), Nine Maidens, St Columb Major: 24 Mediterranean Gull & 15 Common Gull picked out in a 1000+ Gull flock that was flushed by a Buzzard until returning to the same field. (As a difficult nondescript species it does however have the potential to have been overlooked on the fringes of the WP (eg Kuwait or elsewhere)). Other plumage features distinguishing it from both Richard’s and Blyth’s are difficult at the moment as it is in such extensive moult. Thinking about it overnight and wondering what he had seen, Nick returned the next morning, along with others. The long awaited results are finally out and it is confirmed the pipit at Sennen 23rd October to 14th November is indeed a PADDYFIELD PIPIT! Interest then switched to this, and Nick immediately recognised it as the bird he’d seen late on the previous afternoon. (S Windle) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. The primaries would seem to be within natural range in heavy moult within passerines however, and there would seem to be no evidence of wing clipping. (R.Smaldon). Nick Moran was present and followed the bird that Paul pointed to, and expected to see the American Buff-bellied Pipit when he put his scope on the bird. Juveniles show distinct and dark mottling on the upperparts. (M Lammas) ... Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall Paddyfield Warbler Paddyfield Warbler in Cornwall Pallas's Warbler in Cornwall Pallid Harrier in Cornwall Pallid Swift in Cornwall A Paddyfield Pipit in a muddy field in West Cornwall? (D Flumm), Long Rock CP: f/imm Velvet Scoter, 3 Greater Scaup, Tufted Duck, 3 Wigeon, Red-throated Diver, 50+ Common Scoter on the sea between here and the Mount. October, Paul St Pierre had a flyover ‘large pipit’ which had an odd call, and Paul contacted Pete Wilson and Dawn Balmer who were nearby to come and help relocate the bird. Paddyfield Pipit 2019 Gallery Page Showcasing images of the putative Paddyfield Pipit at Sennen (23rd October – 14th November 2019). View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. Dawn Balmer wondered whether it might have excreted in that spot, and as soon as the bird had moved on, went over to investigate, and Bethany Wilson quickly spotted some fresh poo. (D Julian), Carnon Downs: Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Firecrest at the sewage works. (P Carter, D Chaney) AlsoTufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 35 Lapwing, 130 Canada Goose (in fields on western side with 1 hybrid white Snow Goose type (grey flanks)), 20 Curlew, 2 Fieldfare. He watch the bird with Steve Rogers and Richard Menari in fading light. Before the significance of the sonogram had been realised, the identification as Richard's Pipit had already being disputed. (R Veal, JD Swann), Sancreed: 2 Great White Egret in fields east of village 13:30 on wards (same as reported at Drift earlier). As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. (B Mellow) 2 Firecrest in willows by over flow car park, 1 Peregrine. Of note there are two recent accepted extra-limital records from the United Arab Emirates, and it has also been noted landing on a ship 60km offshore from the Indian Subcontinent. GREAT TO CATCH UP WITH THIS PADDYFIELD PIPIT AT SENNEN. Late news, 23/10-14/11, Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit identification now confirmed by DNA analysis. Paddyfield Pipit - Sennen, Cornwall - 03.11.19 UK Rarity Gallery. County Rarity (.doc), *12 Birds of Christmas Poll Per Twitter – “James, I agree with you that this is definitely not a Richard’s Pipit. The latest bird sightings and reports. It was rather windy but it was only a very short walk to the location. Cornwall Posted by Dave Stone at 02:33. On the 31st, Paul St Pierre was back in the field at Sennen and Mashuq was just about to join him when Mashuq was informed of the suggestion that the bird might be a Paddyfield Pipit. (D Julian) Drake Green-winged Teal reported this morning way down along the creek also c30 Avocet. Watch Queue Queue. Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall; 23rd October 2019 Interactive Map showing viewing location of the bird (click on icons for further information, or the slider in top left corner for more) An update, 7th November – (S Grose), Cotehele Quay: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail and 2 Marsh Tit. And the rest, as they say, is history … ‘. Sennen . Nick Moran was present and followed the bird that Paul pointed to, and expected to see the American Buff-bellied Pipit when he put his scope on the bird. Posted on 13/11/2019 by Dan Chaney November 14, 2019. (K Wilson), Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still present in same place around Daisy Cottage for ten minutes around 09:30. Magnus quickly eliminated Richard’s & Blyth’s and made the ridiculous suggestion that it actually sounded very good for Paddyfield. (N Wheatley), Swanpool: Siberian Chiffchaff (still by car park), Yellow-browed Warbler (Swanvale), 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Firecrest, 14 Common Scoter offshore (T Phelps), Wacker Quay: Green winged Teal in with 80+ Teal flock. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. River Lyhner, Wacker Quay: 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Whimbrel. Quite what it is doing here, and how it got here is thus anybody’s guess. (T Bird), Late news, 7/11, Cot Valley: 3 Black Redstart in the cove. Carn Gloose: Snow Bunting at end of public road. Finally broke and went and stood in a muddy field in the wind and rain for 15 minutes. Nick then came across Linton Proctor who was photographing a large pipit. This entry was posted in Daily Sightings and tagged Glossy Ibis in Cornwall, Great White Egret in Cornwall, Olive-backed Pipit in Cornwall, Paddyfield Warbler in Cornwall, Red-throated Pipit in Cornwall on October 12, 2012 by Cornwall Birding. No comment. (C Buckland), West Looe: 1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 9 Common Scoter,100+ Auks,1 Brent Goose, 20 Kittiwake, 9 Common Eider. There were a good number of birders present, and although some seemed happy it was a Richard’s Pipit, and some suggested Blyth’s, others were struggling with the scruffy plumage of the bird due to a state of heavy moult, and the ‘chup’ call that it was heard to give. Today I took the trip down to Sennen in Cornwall to see a Paddyfield Pipit. (A Johnson), Stithians Reservoir: 1 Lesser Scaup, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Tufted Duck, 70+ Lapwing (over), 10 Long-tailed Tit on feeders. Thinking this was perhaps what Paul had heard, they continued to search for the American Buff-bellied Pipit and later enjoyed nice views with some other local birders. James Lidster heard the recording and contacted bird sound experts Magnus Robb and Thijs Fijen with Toby’s recording. The story of this bird thus far in brief; ‘On the 23rd October, Paul St Pierre had a flyover ‘large pipit’ which had an odd call, and Paul contacted Pete Wilson and Dawn Balmer who were nearby to come and help relocate the bird. Penzance: 31 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. Fortunately Toby Phelps was able to get a sound recording and made the call available by Twitter and on this website. (J Rance). The bizarre thing is, it’s a dead ringer for a Paddyfield Pipit.”. Mashuq Ahmad was concerned by the call, and the look and feel of the bird – it just didn’t seem to fit. BROWN BOOBY-ST IVES AND KYNANCE COVE-CORNWALL. (D Flumm), St. Winnow: 12 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew, 1 Godwit sp & 1 Kingfisher. (A Blonden), Cot Valley: Pallas’s Warbler still present. (I Hayes), Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in North East arm. (T Bird), Late news, 8/11, Kenidjack: Dusky Warbler. (D Flumm). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, Number: 07839617 Registered Charity Number: 1144724 Registered Office: Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9DJ, Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society, https://www.cbwps.org.uk/cbwpsword/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Paddyfield_Pipit_Sennen_M_Ahmad.wav. Dawn Balmer wondered whether it might have excreted in that spot, and as soon as the bird had moved on, went over to investigate, and Bethany Wilson quickly spotted some fresh poo. Latest Sightings of Paddyfield Pipit The latest sighting details and map for Paddyfield Pipit are only available to our BirdGuides Ultimate or our BirdGuides Pro … Thursday 11th October 2012 Cornwall Bird Reports View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. Watch Queue Queue (M Pass), Porthgwarra: Eastern Lesser Whitethroat in Hidden valley this morning. It quickly flew off with the Meadow Pipits. (C Buckland), St John’s Lake: 19 Brent Goose (10 dark and 9 pale phase), 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 17 Great Crested Grebe. (P Clement) (N Wheatley), Stithians Reservoir: 1w Lesser Scaup still (M Pass), Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Great White Egret perched in tree in NW arm, plus Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver again. My good pal Pete and I set off early and were onsite in good time. (B Bosisto L Payne), Drift Reservoir (members only): Yellow-browed Warbler in the NW arm. (S Rogers), Stithians Reservoir: 1w female Lesser Scaup from Stuart Hutchings Hide, for its second day. (J St Ledger), Porth Reservoir: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 f Goldeneye, 1 Scaup, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Tufted Duck, 22 Coot, 2 Common Gull, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Coal Tit, 11 Goldcrest. (I Hayes), Truro: 1m Blackcap in a private garden. (P Freestone, M Pass), Drift Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck in NE arm and Great Northern Diver. A faecal sample has been collected for DNA analysis. (J Branscombe), Porth Reservoir: 2 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull. The bird has been identified by sonogram from its apparently diagnostic call albeit DNA confirmation is also being sought. (P Nason), Creegbrawse, Chacewater: 1 Firecrest (B.Toms), Sancreed: 1 Merlin, 1 Mistle Thrush. This recording was quickly sent onto Magnus via Nick Moran, and this further reinforced his view that it fitted Paddyfield Pipit perfectly. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. It is a resident (non-migratory) breeder in open scrub, grassland and cultivation in southern Asia east to the Philippines.Although among the few breeding pipits in the Asian region, identification becomes difficult in winter when several other species migrate into the region. Good numbers of Manx Shearwater were streaming past the coastguards along with a single Sooty Shearwater.Just after 8.00am Dan got on the booby fishing off Godrevy sands.I got on the bird but it was distant I watched the booby for maybe 5 minutes from the coastguards giving a good opportunity to study plumage,flight and fishing … The pipit showed well early afternoon in one particular spot, and it spent time wing stretching and preening. Amongst the experienced birders present, none had ever heard a Richard’s Pipit give this ‘chup’ call. (P. Pearson), Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna: 5 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Goose, 46 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 55 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 6 Little egret, 1 Buzzard, 55 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2500 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 52 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 70 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Curlew, 250 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 150 Herring gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 11 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 4 Rook, 95 Carrion Crow, 50 Starling, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, Fox, 1 Grey Squirrel. Described as a resident breeder and generally considered sedentary throughout it’s range, it is however a short distance altitudinal migrant in parts of the western edge of its range within Afghanistan and India. (R Wilkins), Lower Tamar Lake: 4+ Willow Tit plus Marsh Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit and 6 Goosander. (J Chapple et al.) Find out where and when this bird was seen. (N Wheatley). The Paddyfield Pipit is a resident breeder and only a very short distance migrant. I have sound recorded hundreds, and they are regular winterers here in Portugal, and I never heard one make a sound like that. Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall Thu 24 Oct 2019 - Fri 01 Nov 2019. Sennen: Paddyfield Pipit still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. Fortunately Toby Phelps was able to get a sound recording and made the call available by Twitter and on this website. With only the upper half of the bird showing, he was struck by the paleness of the bird and thought that surely that wasn’t the Buff-bellied Pipit! Sennen: Presumed adult Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit both still present in cut maize field behind the shop at c.SW361257. (S Grose), Truro: 1+ Firecrest in a private garden this morning. (S Grose), Hayle Estuary RSPB: Adult and 3rd.winter argentatus Herring Gull at Lelant Saltings. As per the landowners request please do not walk in the field. (R Hampshire), Rock Beach: 7 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Lesser Black backed Gull, 2 Sanderling, 4 Raven over, 47 Meadow Pipit in the dunes. Swanpool: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers reported at Swanvale NR. (J Chapple, S Rowe) View only from public footpath from 4th field southwest of Sennen School, please park sensibly and do not obstruct the minor road. Fifteen pictures of the Paddyfield Pipit at Sennen, Cornwall from 3rd November 2019. BirdForum - The net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds With only the upper half of the bird showing, he was struck by the paleness of the bird and thought that surely that wasn’t the Buff-bellied Pipit! (D Spooner). ….. *12 Birds Results. A return on the DNA analysis is expected next week. M. spent much of the day there trying to get a sound recording and photographs. The American Buff-bellied Pipit only showed very distantly so wasn't able to photograph it. Weight wise it is roughly comparable to a Rock Pipit, although structurally quite different (the group having the potential to be split into a separate genus). It hasn’t been recorded anywhere within the WP (Western Palearctic) previously, thus if accepted, this would be a first for the region. Sonograms showing the Sennen bird and Paddyfield Pipit calls in the field –, This large Pipit sp. Also, Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Woodcock. (C Buckland), Porthilly Beach: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 35 Wigeon, 1 Common Gull, 3 Curlew. Also 2 adult Mediterranean Gull. This is a potential first for the Western Paliarctic. John Martin had a sample pot on him, so the poo was collected and sent off to Martin Collinson at Aberdeen University. 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