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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

GREAT BLUE HERON returns to Lower Moors

The GREAT BLUE HERON showed superbly at Lower Moors throughout the day

 This afternoon I dropped the taxi off at the garage to have new brakes fitted. It was going to take a good two hours for the job to be done. During that time, I made the short walk to Lower Moors to see the GREAT BLUE HERON. For over an hour we had amazing views in front of both hides as it moved around the scrape. After an hour, it flew off towards to Old Town Bay only to return again a few minutes later and continue to fish. It seems to have settled down at Lower Moors and hopefully it will stick around this area instead of nipping off and favoring Bryher. The female Blue-headed Wagtail that I got two days ago at Porth Hellick also showed well with 2 Snipe.


This might not happen again!

This female Blue-headed Wagtail and male House sparrow also showed well in front of the ISBG hide, Lower Moors


Male Stonechat 

A record shot of an immature Golden Oriole over stables. There has been up to three birds together on Bryher including two males.

This male Zebra Finch must of felt good being out of a cage at Pelistry. It was first seen last week at Bar Point

Adult Night Heron over Lower Moors Robert  I had 3 birds fly out from their roost at Lower Moors at Dusk towards Porthloo where Robin picked two of them up as they came into the bay to feed. also, on the 25th a female Bluethroat was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick

Robin Mawer took these flight shots of a Red-rumped Swallow over the Big Pool, St Agnes, 25-27th

Also on st Agnes last week were from top, superb shot of a male Blue-headed Wagtail, Short-toed Lark and male Black Redstart Robert 

Still a handful of Ring Ouzel around last week including 2 males together on the heliport, Tresco Paul Morris

Here my singing angel, tean, singing a cover of Taylor Swift 'safe and Sound' on the weekend at Old Town Inn. She just done her exams and got an Astar in music and an Astar in songwriting! 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Linda, but from the night heron to the ouzel they were taken by other photographers

  2. Great collection of images and species. Very nice

  3. Thanks Ben, been keep a watch on your blog and you've got cracking shots on there.

  4. Thanks for the compliments! Much appreciated