|Me, Adam, Nathan, Ash and Mark in The Turk's Head, St Agnes|
Thursday and Friday were spent on St Agnes, although the best bird was back on St Mary's. The presumed central Asian Lesser Whitethroat was our first quarry on St Agnes and gave incredibly close views. There was no sign of the Bluethroat or Radde's Warbler from yesterday so we had to do with a Lapland Bunting skulking in a field and a flyover Richard's Pipit. Anyway, after a fairly uneventful day, we were just pulling into St Mary's harbour when a Red-eyed Vireo came up on the pager. Ideal. A run, jog, fast walk to Carn Friars lane soon saw us all watching a superb REV! Nice end to the day.
The following day Me and Mark went back to St Agnes. The weather was reminiscent of May rather than October! Very warm sun with hardly any wind and very few birders! Bliss! Unfortunately, there weren't many birds either, but a Pallas's warbler showed really well in The Parsonage and a Brambling was in weedy fields at the end of Barnaby Lane.