Monday, 7 October 2013

Scillies Day 5 (2nd Oct)

Hello

Back in the land of the Internet (temporarily)!

Wednesday 2nd October was a bright and sunny day with a strong south-easterly wind and another day dominated by late summer migrants.

Two Firecrests were located in a conifer belt at Longstones on St Marys and other birds noted on our wander around the island included numbers of Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Redstart and large numbers of hirundines.  Birds on the beaches included a couple of Mediterranean Gulls and plenty of waders including Whimbrel, Greenshank, Bar-tailed Godwit etc.  Raptors are not numerous on the isles but a number of Peregrines terrorise both resident and migrant birds alike.

Eleanor and Neil


 
Clouded Yellow - numerous
on the Scilly Isles

 
Small Copper

 
Snipe

 
Whimbrel
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