A second visit to St Agnes

I am now back in Exeter but here are a few pictures from my visit to St Agnes last Thursday.

One of the first birds we saw after landing was this marsh harrier

A little bit later it re-appeared

A cracking male and female turnstone on the beach

A starling by the church

Fabulous stained glass windows by local artist, Oriel Hicks – the St Agnes Lighthouse

The original use of Pilot Gig boats

Two crosses

This is one of my favourite places on Scilly – Gugh Bar

But this is my favourite spot – full stop – having a pint at the Turks Head on Agnes looking over to Gugh and St Marys

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A great day in the sunshine on St Marys

A great Sunny day on the Isles of Scilly – have been exploring St Mary’s today – a keen easterly wind but very pleasant when you are out of the wind.

Oil beetle 1Readers of my blog will know I love oil beetles – here are a few photos of an individual near Peninnis Head

Oil beetle 2A nice side profile

Oil beetle 3Looks a bit angry!

Painted ladyThere are a few fresh painted lady butterflies around

Bt bumblebeeA rather dopey buff-tailed tailed bumblebee

BlackbirdBlackbirds on Scilly have very red bills

TurnstoneA turnstone on the seaweed on Hugh Town beach

WheatearA wheatear

ThriftThrift up to Peninnis Head