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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

7th AMERICAN ROBIN for Scilly

1st winter female AMERICAN ROBIN in between Rowesfields and Borough Farm, Tresco

First thing yesterday morning Elle ringed this female Kingfisher at Porth Hellick. This is the 7th one to be trapped this year. at porth hellick 
   We left Jim to continue ringing, while I cycled like the devil to the quay, with Elle on the back, to join Martin, Higgo and John on the 10.00 o.clock boat to Tresco and hopefully see the AMERICAN ROBIN that's been present in the Rowesfield/Borough Farm area since the 29th Oct. A quick look at the Abbey Pool produced a female Long-tailed Duck and watching a female Reed Bunting, we could hear a Yellow-browed Warbler at Rowesfields Crossroads. The guys went looking for the robin, while Elle and I made our way to the the shops as we were very hungry after being up since 06.00. It was some three hours later, after doing some beach combing, that we saw the yankie robin. Martin, who was already present, put us on the bird feeding with Song Thrushes and Blackbirds in the corner of one of the Rowesfields field. Here the bird performed very well at very close range. The last American Robin to turn up on Scilly was feeding just two fields away from this one in October 2006! On the Great Pool there were a female Scaup and another Yellow-browed Warbler was heard near the Swarovski hide. Higgo also had a late Whinchat


Top three pics taken by Elmarie Humphries

1st winter female AMERICAN ROBIN

Another black and white snipe giving characteristics of Wilson's Snipe at Lower Moors

Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling at the allotments near the dump
This Redwing has been feeding with the Song Thrushes at the airport in the last week Also last week on the 1st november, Mick called to say that there was a juvenile Cuckoo in the Elms near to the turning to Longstones. Sure enough when we arrived, there it was feeding on caterpillars in the fields nearby.
At the end of October this Bloxworth Snout was at Star Castle

Angus & Julia Stone are an Australian brother-sister folk-blues group which formed in 2006. Their parents played as a folk duo before Julia and Angus were born. Angus & Julia Stone have released two studio albums, A Book Like This (8 September 2007), which peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart; and Down the Way (12 March 2010), reached No. 1. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2010 they won five awards from nine nominations: winning 'Album of the Year', 'Best Adult Alternative Album', 'Best Cover Art' and 'Producer of the Year' for Down the Way and 'Single of the Year' for "Big Jet Plane". The siblings have each issued two solo albums with Angus releasing Smoking Gun (under the pseudonym Lady of the Sunshine) in April 2009 and Broken Brights in July 2012; Julia's albums are The Memory Machine (October 2010) and By the Horns (May 2012).

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