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Sunday, 12 August 2012

30 Cory's off Deep Point

Golden Plover at the golf course

  I did a few sights for a couple of hours today for the first time in 2 months and got a total of 9 Pied Flycatcher. All singles except for 4 together on the Garrison. A Spotted Flycatcher was at Lower Moors, 7 Swift over town and singles of Willow Warbler at a number of sites. There were up to 3 Green and 2 Common Sandpiper at Porth Hellick.

Up to 4 Pied Flycatcher were on the Dead Pine Walk, Garrison

Up to 7 Swift were above Hugh Town

2 Stonechat were also on the Garrison

Still families of Swallow around

Reed Warbler at Lower Moors

This smart Golden Plover was being pushed all over the shop by the golfers

Up to 3 Green and 2 Common Sandpiper were at Porth Hellick

A pair of Tufted Duck have been at Porth Hellick for a few days

A few days ago, I set off in my canoe from St Mary's to Samson. Here there were 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Little Egret, 90+Sanderling and 1 Dunlin. I moved onto Tresco and found a single Ruff, 3 Green and 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank and 20 Greenshank. I was only on there for over an hour and tried to make it to St Martins, but it was getting dark, and from Pentle Bay I made my way back to Porthloo on St Mary's. 

Appletree Bay, Tresco

Looking towards Round Island

Looking towards Samson

Looking from Porthloo towards samson

On the 3rd August, 120 Cory's Shearwater were seen from Horse Point, St Agnes, in an hour. So at 19.30, in F5 SW, Robin and I gave it an hour at Deep Point and was rewarded with 30 Cory's, 2 very close Great, 1 Sooty and Balearic Shearwater and a single Great Skua. The following evening Higgo joined and in an hour the only bird of note was a single Sooty Shearwater.

Great stuff from Pearl Jam 'No way' live!

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