Ren and I found this Short-toed Lark on the airfield
Mark Anderson and Ren called to say that a Red-rumped Swallow was ranging from Porthcressa to Peninnis. After breakfast, Ren wanted to see the Ruff that Seth and I found yesterday at the airfield with 2 Golden Plover. Like me, it would be Ren's first Ruff that he has ever seen with a ruff. No sign of the wader but we did find a very mobile Short-toed Lark at the east turning circle. Also had a single White Wagtail and Whitethroat. All the time, Swallow and House Martin were coming in off the sea and with them there were 2 Swift and Alson Allen had probably another Red-rumped Swallow at nearby Porth Minnick. While up at the airfield I got two calls, First Tony with a ring-tailed Hen Harrier passed his house in Old Town. Later it was seen at Lower Moors. Then Chis Ridgard to say he had a Golden Oriole at Bants Carn.
These 2 Turtle Dove at the campsite showed superbly
Then Short-toed Lark at the airfield was very flighty and had probably just come in
This cracking Ruff was hanging out with 2 Golden Plover yesterday on the airfield. I have never seen a Ruff in this plumage before and by these pics, it has been identified as a different individual that Viv Jackson had on St Martins earlier on the same day.
Record shot of 1 of the 3 Red-rumped Swallow that flew straight through at pelistry and then later 2 birds were at Porth Hellick with 50 House Martin and 25 Swallow.
Today there were the Hen, Montague's and 3 Marsh Harrier including this 2nd year Marsh Harrier, a new individual at Normandy.
Up to 40 Spotted Flycatcher were seen on St Mary's. Out of them I saw 14 including this individual at Maypole. Another 15 were at Bryher and 10 were on St Martins.
I only saw 6 Willow Warbler
This Kestrel was playing with this Peregrine
The female Woodchat Shrike was still at the golf course with the juvenile Iceland Gull
Higgo made a visit to his beloved island, Bryher and scored with finding a male Woodchat Shrike, male Dotterel that Ren found yesterday, 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 15 Spotted Flycatcher and the first Wood Warbler of the year. The male SNOWY OWL was still on Shipmans Head Down.
On St Martins there were 1 Garden Warbler, 10 Spotted and 2 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whinchat, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Kestrel and 1 Tree Pipit.
Tresco held the female GOLDENEYE on the Great Pool. The last record was in Dec '10 when Ritchie and Tony found a female at Porthloo.
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