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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Poss Blyth's Reed Warbler on the Garrison

A quick look in the campsite garden two mornings ago, produced 2 Chiffchaff, single Blackcap and Goldcrest and this possible Blyth's Reed Warbler that I saw very briefly. It had clean underparts and as you can see from the above pic, although the light was cramp, it shows the typical pose. Despite other birders searching for it, it was never seen again. 


Subalpine Warbler at Longstones The two top cracking shots were taken by Robin Mawer

Black Redstart and Redstart
This male Black Redstart was one of six feeding with a male Redstart at Porthloo

This Spotted Crake performed at very close range in between the two hides at Lower Moors. There was just too much vegetation in the way to get a clear shot of the damn thing
While waiting for the Spotted Crake, this Robin posed for me
Possible Siberian Chiffchaff that Jim and Elle trapped at Porth Hellick last week

This ones for Elle. Gillian Welch (born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian music, Bluegrass, and Americana, is described by The New Yorker as "at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms". Welch and Rawlings have released five critically acclaimed albums. Their 1996 debut, Revival, and the 2001 release Time (The Revelator), received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Their 2003 album, Soul Journey, introduced electric guitar, drums and a more upbeat sound to their body of work. After a gap of eight years, they released their fifth studio album, The Harrow & The Harvest, in 2011. Welch was an associate producer and performed on two songs of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, a platinum album that won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. Welch has collaborated and recorded with distinguished musicians such as Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams, Jay Farrar, Emmylou Harris, The Decemberists, and Ani DiFranco

Monday, 21 October 2013


this SCARCE BLACKNECK trapped in town was the first Scilly record
This is the best I could do of the Newford Duckpond ARCTIC WARBLER

Snow Bunting at peninnis

 Over two weeks ago up to three Deathshead Hawkmoth were trapped on the island including this one at Longstones
Elle just about to ring her first bird, a Goldcrest 

 Jack Snipe that was trapped at Porth Hellick

Spotted Flycatcher on the Garrison
Snipe at Porth Hellick

The amazing Frank Zappa