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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

GOOSANDER at Porth Mellon and Cressa

This is only my 4th Goosander for Scilly and three of them were also stunning males Robin Mawer

  Just after 15.30, I got a call from Paul Semmens telling me that himself and Brian Dodds had just found a male GOOSDANDER close into shore at Porth Mellon. While Paul and Brian were making their way back to catch the Scillonian, they had a look out at Porth Mellon and to their surprise, a Goosander came in and landed in front of them. When I arrived a few minutes later, the bird was making it's way out into the harbour past the life-boat slip. I took a few shots and then I had to return back to work.

Top three pics taken by Robin Mawer

The male GOOSANDER flew off towards the back of the Quay after being flushed by a boat and later on Bob Dawson relocated it in Porthcreessa Bay

   Also today, 3 male Ring Ouzel were commuting with the golf course and the coastal path. Chiffchaffs were still around in good numbers with many of the Wheatear and Black Redstart moving on. Two days ago I saw my first Linnet of the year with another 3 birds today at work.

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