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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Little-ringed Plover at Lower Moors

Female Little-ringed Plover at Lower Moors was only my 8th Scilly record
  Early afternoon and Big Al called to tell me that there was a Little-ringed Plover at Lower Moors. It was not until later that I could make a move and at 15.00, after returning from Bryher, I picked up Higgo. The plover showed well and was very vocal and flighty. Twince it flew off high only to return minutes later. Returning to me wagon, we heard and then got one of the Siberian Chiffchaffs on the path, but missed out on the single Swallow, Sand Martin and the first of the year, 3 House Martin. In this freezing NEE wind, I'm surprised that were seeing any migrants.


This Grey Wagtail was feeding with the plover and 2 Snipe
This Siberian Chiffchaff was feeding with 4 Chiffchaff at Lower Moors

This male Ring Ouzel has been at the Garrison campsite for over two weeks now.

Up to 10 Chiffchaff were in the campsite area
 Wills wife, Maggie, had a Hawfinch feeding on raisins on the window sill. While yesterday, it or another, was seen over Trenowth and feeding on nuts at Mcfarlands Down. On Bryher, Higgo saw over 40 Continental Song Thrush, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, female Merlin and a single Short-eared Owl. On Tresco there were 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Firecrest, male Merlin and on the Great Pool the male Common Scoter and the 3 Ring-necked Duck

Can't get this song out of my head. Opening track to Nick Caves latest LP 'Push The Sky Away' As usual TOP CLASS!!

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