Tuesday, 29 September 2015

'Tis the Scilly Season!

Hello

My apologies for the lack of posts recently.

Eleanor and I are now on the Scillies after travelling down on Saturday and sailing over on the Scillonian III. Common Dolphins and a Basking Shark were the highlights, the birds were quiet with three Mediterranean Gulls, a Balearic Shearwater and common sea-birds about the best.

Four days of warm sunshine has been most impressive and the birds have included a Red-eyed Vireo, Richard's Pipit, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Lapland Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Firecrests (three caught and ringed), and Yellow-browed Warblers and the usual supporting cast of common migrants.

Eleanor found a first for the islands - a Swallowtail butterfly!

Regards

Neil M


Merlin

Blackbird

Whinchat

Greenshank

Firecrest

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