This sub-adult COMMON CRANE at Porth Hellick was my third Scilly tick in a month! I'm lucky if I get one or two new birds on Scilly in a year.
Got cracking flight views as it flew low directly overhead. Shame about the poor light
While looking for the crane, I got a single Whitethroat, 3 tree Pipit, 2 Golden Plover and my first 3 Spotted Flycatcher of the year. Also seen on St Mary's were over 25 Spotted and 1 Pied Flycatcher and up to 4 Night Heron at Lower Moors. While on St Martins Dave Rosair got a Short-toed Lark, Wryneck and a flock of 5 Golden Oriole!
2nd summer Lesser-black backed Gull
Yesterday and today I saw this female Garganey on both Porth Hellick and Shooters Pool
Throughout the day the sub-adult COMMON CRANE was very mobile. However, in the late afternoon it was finally pinned down at Porth Hellick in an iris field bordering the road where we all observed it from. I returned to work and while I was away, it made the short hop over to the pool and then flew off E towards Normandy.
The third Wood Sandpiper of the year was at Porth Hellick yesterday
These 2 male Moorhen confronted each other before going their separate ways
This very rare Yellow Crane I suppressed at Holy Vale
Gurf Morlix is an American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer residing for many years in Austin, Texas. He has worked with many of the best known performers of Americana, roots rock and alternative country music. His most notable works include albums by Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Gauthier, Ian McLagan, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Slaid Cleaves. The instruments that he plays include guitar, bass, mandolin, mandocello, dobro, pedal teel, Weissenborn, banjo, harmonica, anddrums. Morlix is a member of the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame (2004) and the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (2005), and is theAmericana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year for 2009.