As we left St Mary's harbour, the 1st winter male Eider came to say hello!
A day on Tresco proved out to be hard work. Except for wildfowl, everything else were in lower numbers than when I visited here nearly two weeks ago. It was dull and very windy and the highlights were, 2 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Redstart, 'eastern' type Chiffchaff and a vocal Yellow-browed Warbler along Pool Road. However, the rarest out of the lot was a Little Grebe just off shore at New Grimbsy.
At least 10 Gannets were in The Roads. These were taken from the Garrison
1 Little Grebe
1 Yellow-browed Warbler
2 Black Redstart
2 Mediterranean Gull
1 'eastern' type Chiffchaff
Pair of Tufted Duck
21 Little Egret
Little Grebe was the rarest bird of the day
'Eastern' type Chiffchaff at Pool Road
With in seconds of arriving at the Great Pool, these 21 Little Egret flew off towards the channel
A spectacular scene off Castle Down. Gannets were streaming past off here and just in a few minutes over 100 passsed SW
Before I went to Tresco, I had a quick look at Lower Moors. As soon as I stepped out of me wagon, I could hear a Yellow-browed Warbler at Rose Hill. When I went to have a closer look, one of the DUSKY WARBLERS was calling nearby. Towards the hides there was a Siberian Chiffchaff and another Yellow-browed Warbler. At the hides, the second DUSKY WARBLER was in the Sallows, showing on and off, calling all the time. Maybe I should of stayed on St Mary's?
When we returned from Tresco, who was there waiting for us?
'Beautiful Crazy' from Space Raiders. Good stuff!