More Scilly Birds

It was a glorious day on Scilly yesterday – I walked over 12 miles and my shorts and flip flops had their first outing of the year too. I photographed a selection of common birds and re-visited the Little Bittern.


A Wheatear


One of Scilly’s numerous and very tame Song Thrushes


A Mallard at Higher Moors


A Gadwall at Higher Moors


A Dunlin approaching full summer plumage


A Coot


A Blackbird – Scilly Blackbirds have very red bills


A reflection of the Little Bittern


Off hunting again


Backlit in the late afternoon sunshine

Some Scilly birds

Came over on the Scillonian yesterday to the Isles of Scilly – we had a quick walk around Lower Moors and High Moors. There were a lot of migrants on the move especially willow warblers and chiffchaffs. We also saw a couple of redstarts, a hobby, sedge warblers, reed warblers, swallows, sand martins and house martins.

Gadwall 1
A gadwall on Shooters Pool

MoorhenA moorhen with a chick

ShelduckA shelduck on Higher Moors

GreenshankAlong with a greenshank

Redstart - femaleFemale redstart