We spent the day on Bryher yesterday – it’s an island which is really growing on me.
The view from Shipman Head Down looking west
Looking north to Shipman Head
Across to Bishop Rock
There were quite a few stonechats on Bryher including this attractive male
And a flock to six snow buntings on Shipman Head Down including this female in autumn plumage
We saw at least two ring ouzels – they were very flighty and this is the nearest I could get to any of them
A grey heron feeding among the seaweed
Bryher has undergone a lot of agricultural change in the years that I have known it – it has been described by my supervisor Professor Michael Winter as a ‘post agricultural landscape’. In due course I will write a short piece about agricultural change and the future for farming on Scilly.