Sunday, 8 November 2009

Week on the Scillies

Had another thoroughly enjoyable week with the gang on Scilly in the final week of October. The company and laughs made up for the lack of major rarities. There was still plenty to keep us amused including an unusually plumaged Citrine Wagatil on Tresco which i admit to 'twitching' as i needed it for Scilly! The four Spoonbills were obliging off Tresco as were the Whoopers on Big Pool, St Agnes. I didnt bother going for the Raddes or Pallas's Warblers on Aggie late in the week. The Bluethroat at Lower Moors was probably the highlight of the week for most and although it was very elusive, it showed well very briefly on occasion, allowing for three (!) photos in poor light to be snapped. Happy with one of them though! There were unusually low numbers of Goldcrests this year but Firecrests were fairly abundant. Tweo were regulary outside our digs at Holy Vale. A YB Warbler was also there all week. The end of the week saw more winter thrushes and Black Redstarts but the 'biggie' was never found. Thanks to 'The Team' for another great week, looking forward to next year already!

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