Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sunny Scillies!

Hello

The warm sunshine and blue skies enjoyed by most of the country currently is down here in the Scillies too. Common migrants in good numbers include Goldcrest and from yesterday large numbers of hirundines, mostly Swallows and House Martins. Half a dozen Firecrests can be found on St Marys and we are particularly spoilt because two of them are currently resident around our chalet.

Little in the way of rarities here, but the amazing weather, profusion of butterflies and other insects makes up for it.

Autumn birds during the last two days included plenty of Siskins, a Brambling, waves of Meadow Pipits and small parties of White Wagtails which easily out-number Pied Wagtails here. The keen easterly wind keeps the fishing Gannets and Sandwich Terns close to the shore and a few Grey Seals are cavorting just off the rocks.

Regards

Neil M



Pectoral Sandpiper


Swallows. Large numbers have
arrived in the last two days, the
majority like these two above are
juveniles.

Wheatear

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