Sun shinning through the clouds taken from the quarry, Bar Point
For the first time in over a week, I did me patch this morning and I got a single Goldcrest, 10+Redwings and in the wood, 2 Woodcocks. It was pretty calm, so I decided to go and do The Roads from Bar Point. At 12.30 I was at the top of the quarry scanning, but all I could muster were 7 Great Northern Divers. I then walked through Trenowth, Inisidgen and along the coastal path back to Bar Point. A few Redwings, an imm male Sparrowhawk, fem Blackcap,and at Bar, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, were the only birds of note. However, just east of Samson there were 5 or 6 Harbour Porpoises. I had been walking for over an hour and thought it might be a good idea to scan from the top of the quarry again. I had been there twenty minutes when I thought I heard a familiar call. I tilted my head and listened. There and again, WAXWING!! I looked up and above me I could see two dots high up in the sky. They were heading south and then turned and went north towards Tresco, calling all the time and then I lost them. Although it only lasted a few seconds and they were dots in the sky, it felt so good to hear that trill, like a small bell. I was lucky enough to find one in March this year while I was driving the taxi in town. Everyone managed to catch up with it and then later in the day, it was killed by a cat and now, I think it's in Ren Freezer next to the chickenwings! There's been a massive invasion of Waxwings in the country since October and small numbers are only now reaching Devon and Cornwall. I think there be a lot more birds arriving on Scilly in the next few weeks.
This was taken from Bant's Carn looking over towards Annet in the distance