One of the 3 Common Rosefinch in the weedy fields at Fraggle Rock, Bryher
Another very good day. Made my ways to Tresco this morning and went looking for the Woodchat Shrike around the Abbey Pool that Paul St Perrier found two days ago. I saw it very briefly flying away from an Elm and then bumped into Kevin Cade. He also saw it briefly and we both decided to split and try and relocate it but not before we got the Little Stint on the abbey Pool. After a while I returned to the pool. Over the sound of a helicopter nearby, I thought I heard a Citrine Wagtail call on the far side of the pool. I called Kevin and just be before he arrived, a got a Lesser Whitethroat in the ferns. Then I heard the wagtail again distantly, twice but Kevin didn't hear it. I was happy that it was a Citrine Wagtail and thinking Higgo was on his beloved Bryher I gave him a call. After working overnight he was still in bed! For the next hour I walked slowly around the pool in search of the wagtail with no success and that was the same on the Great Pool.
This Juvenile Little Stint at Tresco Abbey Pool, was the first I've seen in four years!
Lesser Whitethroat at abbey Pool
2 of the 3 Common Rosefinch feeding on Fat Hen
one of 2 juvenile Red-backed Shrike at Peninnis
The Wryneck was still hanging out in the Trewince fields
Still good numbers of Whinchat around
Up to 3 Dunlin at Porth Hellick
There were two families of five pale-bellied Brent Geese at Porthloo
There were also 2 Bar-tailed Godwit on the beach
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was flighty on the airfield
The small crowd observing 2 Convolvulus Hawk Moth at Carn Withers
Stray Dog were a blues-based hard rock band formed in Texas in the early 1970s. They recorded three albums before disbanding around 1976. The band originally formed in Texas under the name "Aphrodite". They moved to Denver, Colorado, where they became very popular. They were introduced to Neville Chesters, a former road manager for Emerson, Lake & Palmer,who convinced the band to go to London where, along with a friend and a former Tour Manager Lorenzio Mazzio, he introducedSnuffy Walden to Greg Lake, who signed them to ELP's label, Manticore Records. Randy Reader was replaced by Leslie Sampson. Lake produced three tracks on the 1973 debut self-titled album, Stray Dog, with the band producing the remainder.
In March 1973, the British music magazine, NME, reported that Stray Dog were to support ELP on their world tour, which was due to commence in Germany at the end of that month.