Monday, 5 October 2015

Scilly day 4 - St Mary's YBWs and not much else!

A bit of a slog with the Shrops/Staffs lads today which didn't throw up much of note! The dump clump, Old Town bay and churchyard were followed by Penninis with low mist raising hope of 'something' falling in? It didn't! But a couple of Northern Wheatear were trip ticks

With hopes of Jack Snipe, Lower Moors at least produced a snipe - not a Jack sadly but this Common Snipe stopped me from snoozing!

We hadn't travelled all this way for either of the above and  2 Yellow-browed Warbler ended up as birds of the day - both a lower moors....

Three raptors in the area too - Sparrowhawk at Old Town, Merlin over lower moors and a Peregrine preening on the rocks at Porthloo, BUT....

We need better than this!!