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Thursday, 25 October 2012

3rd GREAT WHITE EGRET for Scilly


 The 3rd GREAT WHITE EGRET for Scilly was discovered by Steve Joiner while scanning at gulls off Newford Island at about 16.30. When I arrived, the egret was hidden behind rocks, but after 10 minutes, it flew across over the Porthloo Bay and landed on the rocks below Juliet's. It wasn't long before it flew a little closer. Then it was off overhead and gave surburd flight views and flew towards Rocky Hills. It was relocated by Robin at Porth Hellick a few minutes after leaving and heading off NE towards Normandy.

This was the first sighting of it before it flew closer towards us and landed on the rocks below Juliets

Like Glossy Ibis, Great White Egret may become a regular visit to the islands in the next few years. 

A small crowd observing the egret flying off

This Lesser Whitethroat was at the campsite, but kept to the top of the Elms

Very good numbers of Redwing moved through in the morning over the island with smaller numbers of Fieldfares and Chaffinch.

Up to 7 Brambling were playing hide and seek at Lower Moors where I also got a single Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, 4 Woodcock, 5 Goldcrest and 10+Chiffchaff

Live performance of 'Man of the World" is a song recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1969, and composed by vocalist and lead guitarist Peter Green. It first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1969, subsequently appearing on the Greatest Hits album in 1971. "Man of the World" is a song about a man who has everything he wants, except the companion he craves.The single's peak position in the UK Charts was No. 2 on 7 June 1969, spending a total of 14 weeks on the chart. It entered the Dutch Top 40 on 26 April 1969 and peaked at No. 12. It also reached the top five in Norway and Ireland

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