A day on Bryher

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

shipmans-headLooking north to Shipman Head

Across to Bishop Rock

Rushy Bay

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

ring-ouzelWe 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.

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