Friday, October 16, 2015

The Scillies - Day Five

A totally different day weatherwise.  it started off cold and overcast which was a bit of a shock.  It felt cold, there was a breeze and it took a few by surprise including me.  However, it was business as usual, lots of walking and lots to hopefully see.

The main target was the Siberian Stonechat found the previous evening, but due to a total lack of energy, decided against making the long walk from the Quay up to Pungies Lane in the hope it would be there the next day.

Indeed it was, but it gave us the runaround eventually showing reasonably well under duller skies.  A difficult bird to clinch but well worth the scrutiny to claim a sixth new species.

Thankfully it brightened up and warmed up.  I rather regret not going for the Hudsonian Whimbrel on Tresco choosing instead to go for a long walk round the the lower half of the island with little reward.

A flyover Redpoll and three Golden Plover over the golf course were the best of the day. 

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