Sunday, 9 October 2011

Scillies - 3.10.11

The fog bound Whinchat.

As the weather was forecast to get windier during the week I made the decision to go to St.Agnes for the day as it's the most likely boat journey to get wet on if it's choppy! It was just a shame that the fog had returned and so the true beauty of the island couldn't be appreciated. In birding terms it was a struggle to find anything of notewith 12 Curlew, 2 Redshank and 20+ Wheatear being as good as it got. However things picked up in the last field before the quay when I picked up small bird in flight and managed to get on it perched up on top of a hedge. It was my first Whinchat of the year! We still had time to spare before the boat returned so we had a spot of lunch in the coastguards cafe (a lovely cheese and ham toasty!) and then popped down to the famous parsonage. A Chiffchaff showed straight away followed by another Pied Flycatcher! So it wasn't all gloom and gloom!!!

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