Sunday, 28 December 2014

Scilly - 15.10.14

Prickly Stick-Insect

Black Redstart

The day again started off at Porthcressa beach. Just offshore was an adult Mediterranean Gull. We then walked up to Penninis Head as the weather was fairly windy a bit of seawatching was in order. It was pretty quiet and so after just 30 minutes and 2 Manx and a single Balearic Shearwater we called it a day. We headed back to Old Town where in the churchyard I finally connected with a Prickly Stick-Insect. Try as we may we couldn't find the Smooth one so that will have to wait for another visit. News of another Red-Breasted Flycatcher on the Garrison saw us pay a visit but it was pretty elusive and views in the end weren't brilliant. By this time we had had enough and so headed back towards the flat but before we made it back there we bumped into a mini twitch around Porthcressa. Up on the rooftops was a stunning male Black Redstart that showed well. Out in the bay we connected with a Sandwich Tern.

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