This Pink-footed Goose stayed very briefly at the airfield
First thing this morning I was at pelistry and observed over 40 Redwing fly NW. 5 Brambling with 70-80 Chaffinch at Watermill, were my my first of the autumn and nearby there was a vocal Yellow-browed Warbler in the Cove. I managed to see just one of the 2 Hawfinch at green Lane and there was a Black Redstart at the farm . At Newford both the Siberian Chiffchaff and Yellow-browed Warbler were still present with the Great-spotted Woodpecker. Just up road at Trenowth there were 5 Firecrest, 2 woodcock and 40+siskin.
5 Brambling were at watermill with 70-80 Chaffinch
Siberian Chiffchaff at Newford
Up to 5 Firecrest were at Trenowth
Over 40 Siskin were at Trenowth
After visiting the airport throughout the rest of day running taxis, mid-afternoon I was talking to Martin Goodey about the Pink-footed Goose that he saw yesterday over the island, when I said 'Hold on, I think I've got it' Sure enough the goose was front on heading my way and came down at the NW end of the airfield close the me wagon that I was sitting in. I quickly took some pics, as I could see that it was edgy with all the activity goin on. After a few minutes it was back up in the air and flew out east. also on the airfield were a single Wheatear, the 2 Black Redstart and a mobile flock of 40-45 Skylark.
Flying over town
This Pink-footed Goose spent a few minutes on the airfield before being flushed
Across the road at the entrance of Porth Hellick, I could hear another Yellow-browed Warbler and saw another 3 Firecrest, but only 15 Chiffchaff. There were also 2 swallow and the Lapwing overhead.
The Northern Willow Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff were still at Higher Moors and taken in the fading light, Yellow-browed Warbler.
I saw over 50 Chiffchaff including this individual that appeared to have an eye missing
Altogether I saw 11 Firecrest today
False Black Widow Spiders can be found anywhere on St Mary's. This female was at Porthcressa Petrol Station.
Another amazing artist under the radar. Hoping to go and see him live real soon.