Sunday, 28 December 2014

Scilly - 17.10.14


Our last day on the islands was a quiet one birdwise. Another brief seawatch from Peninnis produced singles of Manx Shearwater and Great Skua but I did find a pod of around 100 Dolphins way out near the horizon. Thankfully at least one person got on a couple of them to prove I wasn't seeing things. Steve and I again split off from the other 2 and headed down to Higher Moors where we bumped into a couple looking into a field. When we asked what they were looking at they said a Whinchat. At the back of the field sure enough was a Whinchat which was a nice trip tick. This was quickly followed by another at nearby Porth Hellick in the same field as another male Ring Ouzel which I saw briefly but Steve didn't despite spending sometime looking for it. The final new bird for the trip list was a group of Ringed Plover sheltering from the wind.

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