Common Tern in the Tresco Channel
While waiting for a plane to come in, I quickly had a look at Tony's WOODCHAT SHRIKE in fields between the airport and Ennor Close. It showed well, but was always distant. Before this, there were 2 interesting Yellow Wagtail feeding on the grass next to the airport carpark. One had a greyish head, but kept to the farside of the field. I took some pics and then alerted others. I just dropped the boss off at the golf course when Robin called to say that Mark Prestwood had just found a SHORT-TOED LARK at the Telegraph/Porthloo junction. A minute later I was looking through Robin's scope at the lark as it fed inbetween the forrows.
A possible Grey-headed Wagtail at the airport?
WOODCHAT SHRIKE at the airport
SHORT-TOED LARK at Telegraph
Male WOODCHAT SHRIKE at Holy Vale
Will found the RED KITE over St Agnes before it was spotted on St Mary's where it toured the island. Ren flushed a Quail on the Garrison and earlier this morning there was a female Black Redstart at the Woolpack. The WOODCHAT SHRIKE was still at Telegrah and Graham saw his first GOLDEN ORIOLE of the year in the gorse at Giants Castle and was very pleased with himself. However, when Martin went up to get some pics of it, he discovered that there were 4 female type birds feeding in the gorse. Another GOLDEN ORIOLE was on St Martins where the immature male Hen Harrier was noted. On St Mary's there was a large arrival of hirundines with at least 300, over 35 Swift were also present and 8 Turtle Dove. Also, the 2nd summer Iceland Gull was first seen at the tip before later turning up on Tresco.
1 of the 4 female 'type' GOLDEN ORIOLE at Giants Castle
1 of 2 Wood Sandpiper on Higgo's Project Robin Mawer
This evening Graham cooked a cracking bean curry
Do I have to eat this crap?
It is crazy! There is only over 300 views to this amazing song by Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s band and The Mooney Suzuki, Bo steps out on his own to make this soulful blend of Beatles/Big Star pop with shades of Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin and Neil Young. Reno Bo 'You're Not Feelin' Me Tonight'