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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Oriental Cockroach on St Mary's

This could be the first Oriental Cockroach recorded on Scilly! Were waiting for more information. 

  I had just settled down in the club to watch Wales taking on Belgium when there was some commotion goin on behind me. I rushed over to where Mark was trying to hit a large bug with a cushion. Immediately I could see it was a cockroach and told him what it was and repeatedly said don't kill it! A small crowd had now gathered and they must I thought I was out of my mind! 'It's a Cockroach!' Yes, but it's a black one and the only cockroach that I know that is black, is Oriental Cockroach. This was later confirmed by Bob Dawson. Anyways, Mark didn't give a damn what cockroach it was and killed it! We all returned to the game and what a game it was as Wales won 3-1!!

  Today I flushed a Wryneck off the Green Lane path

   In the last few days some notable birds have started to turn up. The only ones that I managed to see, all on St Mary's was this Wryneck at Borough Farm, 22nd-25th.

  Also the Icterine Warbler on the Garrison that was last seen yesterday in the garden. 


Two days ago, I observed 8 Spotted, 9 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whitethroat, 12 Wheatear, 10+Willow Warbler and 5 Chiffchaff

Also good numbers of Rush Veneer around at the moment

   On St Agnes, the 22nd Graham Gorden found a new Melodious Warbler on St Agnes in the light house garden. The following day he had a Curlew Sandpiper on Porthcoose and flyover Ortolan Bunting. At Beady Pool, Graham Cundale had a juvenile Dotterel, 25rd-27th and Doug Page had an Ortolan Bunting at Wingletang, 26th. Today, Viv Stratten had cracking views of a Barred Warbler at the Wingletang end of Barnby Lane.

Juvenile Dotterel at Beady Pool, St Agnes Robin Mawer, top and Graham Cundale

  On Bryher, on the 23rd, Chesney had a single Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Spotted and 8 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat and a Wryneck. However, Higgo went over today and scored with Melodious and Icterine Warbler and 2 Wryneck all in the Popplestone area. He also had singles of Redstart, Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat and 8 Pied and Spotted Flycatcher.

Amazing stuff!! Ólafur Arnalds (born 3 November 1986) is a BAFTA-winning[1] multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland.[2]Ólafur Arnalds mixes strings and piano with loops and beats crossing over from ambient/electronic to pop.[3] Ólafur was a drummer of hardcore / metal bands Fighting Shit, Celestine, and others.
In 2009, Ólafur also formed an experimental techno project, entitled Kiasmos, with Janus Rasmussen from the Icelandic electro-pop band Bloodgroup. In 2014 Ólafur announced his electronic debut album under the Kiasmos project.

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