Before lunch though we spent a little time at the Hayle estuary to look for waders (shorebirds), ducks and gulls. Unfortunately we got there at low tide, but still managed to see plenty of Eurasian Wigeon, Teal, Redshank, Curlew, Lapwing, Dunlin and amongst the more common gulls we saw an adult Mediterranean gull.In Hayle we bought our pasties and sat and had lunch at Copperhouse Creek. This Little Egret posed nicely for me.
Here is what is left over from my lunch! (-: I thought I'd donate it to the local birds who seem to know that alot of people eat their pasties at this spot.Now a couple of days ago, my friend Evie from Sunnysideup asked if I could get a photograph of a Rook for her as she seen it in the British Bird book I'd given her for Christmas. So, just as I'd put the remains of my pastie on the wall, who should swagger along but this handsome brute! (-:
I was quite surprised to see this Rook in the middle of town as they are normally associated with pastureland.He certainly fancied a change from his normal diet though and swiped a bit of pastie before flying off.Another smart looking corvid that we have over here is the Jackdaw. They are smaller than Rooks and Carrion Crows and more dapper looking with their grey sheen to the back of the neck and a stunning white eye. This one also took a chunk of my pastie before leaving the rest to the Black-headed Gulls.