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Tuesday 19 October 2010

Isles of Scilly 9/10/10-18/10/10

Now back from a successful Isles of Scilly trip. Managed to get seven UK ticks but missed out on another three. Highlight for me was the Red-eyed Vireo and Black-eared Wheatear. Other new ones were Common Rosefinch, American Golden Plover, Olive-backed Pipit, Red-breasted Flycatchers and a Richard's Pipit.
Other really good scarcities included Subalpine, Icterine, Melodious and Yellow-browed Warblers, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Grey Phalarope, 2 Spoonbills and a self-found Wryneck.
Also really good numbers of common migrants with loads of Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts, Ring Ouzels, Lapland Buntings, Jack Snipes and singles of Snow Bunting, Dartford Warbler and Water Pipit. A really good trip and most recommended.
American Golden Plover on the airfield - St Marys
Red-breasted Flycatcher in The Parsonage - St Agnes

Pied Flycatcher on the sandbar - Gugh

Black-eared Wheatear on The Garrison - St Marys

Little Bunting at Carn Friars - St Marys

Subalpine Warbler on Bryher

American Golden Plover on Porthloo Beach - St Marys

Greenshank at Lower Moors - St Marys

Jack Snipe on Porth Hellick Pool - St Marys

Grey Seal pup on Annet

Red-eyed Vireo at The Parsonage - St Agnes