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Monday, 7 September 2015

Paddyfield warbler on St Agnes

The Western Bonelli's Warbler in the pine belt at sandy Lanes, was last seen on the 24th August Will scott

  This afternoon, I was just watching a Siskin flying over, when Bob Dawson called to say that he had just found a PADDYFIELD WARBLER at the east end of the campsite, St Agnes. I called everyone and Robin, Higgo, 925 and I dipped on the damn thing! We also just missed out on a Wryneck in the same area. The only birds of note were 23 alba wagtail and a single Snipe and Teal. Also today there were a Spotted Redshank, Pectoral Sandpiper and Ruff on Tresco abbey Pool.

  Yesterday, there was a touch of east in the wind and as a result there were a sprinkling of common migrants in. In the hot sun, I only had time to do a few sites and totals included, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Siskin,3 Whinchat, 7 Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Tree Pipit, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Wheatear, 7 alba and 2 Yellow Wagtail, 20+Chiffchaff, 12 Willow Warbler, 30+Blackcap, 3 Kestrel and 1 Merlin. 
  Elsewhere, a Wryneck was found on Peninnis and Paul St Pierre turned up 2 juvenile Rose-coloured Starling on Bryher.

I saw over 30 Blackcap yesterday including this female who was busy feeding on Blackberries

One of the 2 Whitethroat that were together at Carn Friars

Got 7 spotted Flycatcher altogether

I had 2 Whinchat on The Garrison and this single at Lower Moors

This Chiffchaff was picking off black aphids 

Small numbers of Willow Warbler around

Only found 5 Wheatear

Record shot of my first immature male Merlin of the autumn over Content and a male Kestrel on The Garrison 

Both Linnet and Greenfinch are starting to build up in numbers

   On the St Agnes last week there were 2 each of Barred Warbler and Wryneck. Last week on the 30th, I was playing 6 A-side Football when I observed a wader flying low just over the pine belt to the west and could see that it was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper when it came closer. It came down lower and seemed as though it was going to land on the pitch, but instead it started to climb and flew off west towards Peninnis where I lost it. Anyways, the ball was coming my way! The following day, there was sign of the sandpiper, but a Pectoral Sandpiper was on Tresco abbey Pool. I've had some good birds while playing football in the past. 2 Osprey, Short-toed Lark, in May this year, the Common Crane and a Ruff.

This female Great Green Bush Cricket was at the airfield

 Small Tortoiseshell

Last Sunday, it was the annual 6 A-side competition on The Garrison. We were no where near the favorites to win. However, we were knocked out by two goals to nil in the quarter finals. The Heroes won the cup that we drew with, 1-1 in our first match in the knock out round and I scored in that game. We all had a great time and I'm looking forward to playing with the birders against the islanders next month.

Come and take the ball off me if you dare?

And this is what we were all playing for..

..and in 2006, my team 'Scilly Spiders' won the 6 A-side cup! We also won it in 1998!

And a cute looking Rabbit was observing in what was going on

Last Tuesday, while gazing at this stunning sunset looking from my digs towards Samson, both Pablo and Peter flew over taking their first flight lesson. They were up in the air for a while, but just before dark, they returned home and went to sleep in their pool. now they're making regular flights and becoming quite famous on the island

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