A great day in the sunshine on St Marys

A great Sunny day on the Isles of Scilly – have been exploring St Mary’s today – a keen easterly wind but very pleasant when you are out of the wind.

Oil beetle 1Readers of my blog will know I love oil beetles – here are a few photos of an individual near Peninnis Head

Oil beetle 2A nice side profile

Oil beetle 3Looks a bit angry!

Painted ladyThere are a few fresh painted lady butterflies around

Bt bumblebeeA rather dopey buff-tailed tailed bumblebee

BlackbirdBlackbirds on Scilly have very red bills

TurnstoneA turnstone on the seaweed on Hugh Town beach

WheatearA wheatear

ThriftThrift up to Peninnis Head


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