It had a been a very good week not a great week! We had mixed fortunes with both birding and the weather and I guess they are both inextricably connected. Just as we did last year we picked up one or two goodies each day, we saw Jack Snipe, Lapland Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Short-toed Lark, Honey Buzzard, Dotterel, Rustic Bunting, Snow Bunting, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Spotted Crake, Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warbler, Green-winged Teal, Balearic Shearwater and about 100 other species.
We dipped on Blue-rock Thrush, Red-throated Pipit, Melodious Warbler, Turtle Dove, Nightjar sp, Pink-footed Goose, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Golden Plover and the Black and White Warbler seen on St Martins.
The above lists indicate how good the Isles of Scilly still are! Apart from the birding, the tranquil atmosphere, stunning beauty and exquisite light, are a real delight to savour. Come and join me next October for another great adventure.
Bookings now being taken for our October 6th - 13th 2020 Wingspan Tour of the Isles of Scilly.Download Trip Report (2.76 MB)
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