Back to Scilly

I’m back on Scilly for the third time this year – this trip I will be mostly birding.

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Leaving Penzance on an early Scillonian at 8am – sunrise over the Lizard with St Michael’s Mount in the foreground

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A bit of excitement two thirds of the way across as the Coastguard helicopter practices a rescue – they lowered a man onto the Scillonian and then winched him off

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The view from our billet at low tide

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Early afternoon – two birders waiting for ‘news’ – no news either way

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A big high tide at the Atlantic – water lapping over the top steps

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A rather eery looking rainbow

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Full moon over Hugh Town

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Birding highlight of the day was this Eastern Yellow Wagtail – could soon become a species in its own right – note the eye stripe and the wing bars

starlingStarlings are under-rated birds in my opinion – cracking plumage

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Scilly has a huge population of Song Thrush

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They are also very tame – we walked right up to this one who had no intention of flying off whilst bathing

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