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Friday, 28 March 2014

Night Heron over Hugh Town

Juvenile Iceland Gull at Porthcressa

  Since my last blog, coming on to almost 2 months now, it's been pretty quiet on the islands. However in the last week, Will Scott watched an adult Purple Heron over his house at Longstones, 25th. Graham has had a Hoopoe feeding around his house for the last four days on St Agnes and on the 17th, I jumped in me wagon at Star Castle with guests in, and started pulling away, when I spotted a Night Heron flying over the church and heading towards the Porthloo area where it seemed to come down. For the next three days it was seen briefly at Lower Moors and on the 20th, over Will's house. Migrants are just starting to trikle through and today there was a single Willow Warbler on St Agnes and I had up to 3 on St Mary's. The first of the year was trapped yesterday at Porth Hellick. Ring Ouzel, White Wagtail, House and Sand Martin and Swallow have also been seen.

Two weeks ago, thanks to Bob Dawson and Hayley, we stayed over on St Agnes and got my first 12 Wheatear of the year. There were also 4 Black Redstart and a single House Martin on the island.

These 2 adult Greenland White-fronted Geese have wintered at Porth Hellick




From top to bottom, Grey wagtail, Pied wagtail, Robin, Starling and Turnstone


This juvenile Iceland Gull has been observed in the last month on Scilly.
Herring Gulls getting stuck into bread that we threw at them. As a result we got told off by the TIC. It was worth it though.
Moldy Giant midget Gem we spotted on St Agnes

Love to see band live. Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter have traveled extensively in both the US and in Europe, and have had the pleasure of touring with: Black Mountian, Earth, Sparklehorse (rip), Bright Eyes, Iron And Wine, Marissa Nadler, Laura Veirs, J. Tillman, Great Lake Swimmers, and many more. They have shared the stage with acts on opposite ends of a vast spectrum of genres, ranging from Sunno))), Boris, Nicolai Dunger, Coco Rosie all the way to Steve Earle,  Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch. The core  still remains singer-songwriter Jesse Sykes and guitarist/ writer Phil Wandscher.

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