This 1st summer female Peregrine was perched in the dead pines on the Garrison
A change in direction of wind, a strong easterly, produced the goods. That is if you were on St Agnes today. Graham found the forth Melodious Warbler of the spring! A singing male by the cricket pitch throughout the day. Later in the evening he stumbled upon a female Ortorlan Bunting at nearby Periglis Beach. He also had single Turtle Dove, White Wagtail, 2 Golden Plover and flyover male Ruff. The latter species was relocated at Porth Hellick where it stayed for a few hours before moving on. Here in the early afternoon there were 15 Swallow in the area. By 17.30 this had increased to over 70 Swallow with 10+House Martin. A late Snipe was also present but no sign of the Spotted Sandpiper since yesterday.
After seeing my first spring male Ruff only two weeks ago, I didn't expect to another this year
It's been a good year for breeding Stonechats so far this year This male was at Porth Hellick
Singing male Sedge Warbler also at Porth Hellick
Had this new female Marsh Harrier over me digs this morning.
And nearby this stunning Peregrine performed superbly on the dead pine walk
Yesterday evening I observed this female Marsh Harrier (a new bird) fly over the juvenile Iceland Gull at the golf course. At 7.30 this morning, the same Marsh Harrier flew east over me digs.
Juvenile Starling and Song Thrush can be seen all over the shop
The Spotted Sandpiper was last seen yesterday at Porth Hellick
Last week at Porth Hellick there were up to 4 male and 1 female Tufted Duck
St Agnes 1 Ortolan Bunting, 1 Melodious Warbler, male Ruff, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Golden Plover and 2 Swift
St Mary's Male Ruff, 4 Swift, Male Marsh Harrier, 70+Swallow and 15+House Martin
On Tresco yesterday the IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF was still in full song at Well Cover.
However, the male Snowy Owl has not been seen since 18th when it was on Shipman's Head Down Bryher.
Joan Wasser , known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman, does an amazing cover, 'whatever you Like' by Anya Marina. Joan is an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders. Throughout her career, she has regularly collaborated with other artists as a writer, performer and arranger. In May 1997, her boyfriend, musician Jeff Buckley, drowned accidentally in Memphis. She found it "such a traumatic experience of loss. I needed to grieve but I didn't know how." She continued to play with Those Bastard Souls, a band started in 1995 by a close friend of the couple, Dave Shouse of the Grifters. They made a record entitled Debt & Departure attempting to respond to Buckley's death. In late 1997, she created a band with the remaining members of Buckley's band called Black Beetle and finished aneponymous album which was never released. This was the first project where she was writing as well as fronting a band. A daunting task, she "found singing terrifying at first, I didn't know about the boundaries of my voice and I had no idea what words I wanted to say. The violin had been my voice for so long."