Friday, 18 October 2013

Scillies Day 21 (Friday 18th Oct)


A rather wet day today with some heavy showers and strong southerly winds.  Remarkably mild though.  Another day on St Marys, and the wettest day of the trip to date.

The birds were mostly repeats of previous days with three Firecrests, five Yellow-browed Warblers and singles of Snow Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Jack Snipe and Peregrine.  A couple of Ravens put in an appearance in the afternoon and the high tide at Porthellick provided counts of ten Greenshanks and ten Snipe.  A Little Grebe was a local rarity for the island!  One or two Kingfisher(s) added some colour to the day.


E & N
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