Firstly, allow me to apologise for the quality of the following photos! I knocked my 500mm lens the day before i went to the Scillies for a week and the auto focus has packed up completly! So these are pretty much the best i could muster. We had a great week and the weather was very kind. Three Scilly ticks in the form of Wood Warbler, Woodchat Shrike and a fly over Red Kite. The latter was the one that got away as by the time i'd dashed into the room for my camera, it had gone. Bugger. I managed ten year ticks out of the 80+ species i saw during the week (better than last October!) I can definately recommend a week on the islands in Spring.
Porth Hellick Pool from Carn Friars. Lovely sunny morning after finding Red Kite!
Whimbrel at Deep Point
Linnets everywhere. This one was at Carn Friars
Gadwall on Porth Hellick Pool
Wood Warbler at St Warnas Cove, St Agnes
Basking Shark off St Agnes
Guillimot and Razorbill heads!
Puffin on the only rainy day of the week. Off Western Rocks, wet through on a boat!
Cracking adult female Woodchat Shrike. This bird was seen killing a Swallow!