Felt a bit battered by the exploits of the previous day but was really satisfied with the effort. I was able to ramble today so started off with a stroll through Lower Moors where a Jack Snipe was seen feeding at the back of Shooters Pool but partly obscured by the vegetation. However, the views from the ISBG hide were exceptional with at least five birds there.
Making tracks up to Penninis Head I once again bumped into @birdingprof and @notquitescilly, where a group were searching for the Red-throated Pipit that had again been present on and off for a couple of days. It didn't take long to track it down in the corner of a field with a group of Meadow Pipit. The light wasn't particularly favourable in direct sunlight, and the long grass made viewing a little tricky, but the bird did appear out in the open, the dense black upper-front streaking clearly visible contrasting with pale underparts, as well as the dark parallel lines on the mantle. These were exciting times - four new British birds in two days.
We headed back up the path from the Old town cafe toward the airfield to find the Greater Short-toed Lark feeding close in near to the turning circle. This wasn't boring for sure.
A little further on, this elegant Snow Bunting sat obligingly on a rock on Giant's Castle.
At Porth Hellick, the main pools held at least one Jack Snipe, but this individual wasn't following Jack Snipe rules, instead feeding openly directly in front of the hide. Not entirely sure what was wrong with it.
There were also squealing Water Rail here, Swallow flying overhead, and five Greenshank roosting at the back of the pool.