A very windy day on St Mary’s

Yesterday was a very windy day on St Mary’s – we walked around Salakee Downs past the end of the runway and we could hardly stand up – it was a bit of the mystery how the planes were able to take off and land. It confirmed my view that whatever the sea was like I would rather in the Scillonian…..

It was a bit calmer in the hides at Higher Moors.

Grey heronA grey heron

GBHHere is another shot of the great blue heron on Lower Moors for comparison (it was still there yesterday afternoon)

GadwallA pair of gadwall on Higher Moors

Also saw my first swift of the year at Higher Moors yesterday. Long tailed duckIn the bay at Porth Mellon managed to get a half decent shot of the long tailed duck

Last thing yesterday we went to see if we could watch a night heron come into to roost – one did come in but on account of the ‘night element’ there is no photograph.




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