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Monday, 10 April 2017

5th ROCK THRUSH for scilly

This male ROCK THRUSH and what a cracker, favored the SE corner above Bread and Cheese Cove and was always on show for over an hour that we observed but kept it's distance

  What a day and it all started when Nigel Hudson called just after 08.00 to say he had an email from a visitor staying on St Martins who has photographed a male ROCK THRUSH at the entrance of Little Arthur Farm and she had it again this morning in flight near to the Daymark!! I watched everyone catch the 10.00 boat for St Martins while dropping some luggage off at the quay.
  At the same time, Jim had just trapped a Red-rumped Swallow at Porth Hellick. A few of us watched him release the swallow and when everyone had gone, I relocated it feeding with 4 House Martin over the pool.

The third Red-rumped Swallow of the year was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick

Jim also trapped this pale looking Willow Warbler

  The Rock Thrush was relocated at Perpitch Cove by Miles Cluff and was briefly joined by a Wryneck! Some of us got time off work and arrived on St Martins at 14,30. However the thrush had gone missing for over an hour. We had only been on the island and as Martin and I passed English Point, Ren came on the phone panting! I knew what he was goin to say and I beckoned Martin over. We rushed towards Ren who took us all to Bread and Cheese Cove where Phil Davis and Will Scott were waiting. Through the scope the thrush was distant but what a corker as it perched on rocks. It was on view throughout all the time we were there and was even observed singing! We all got better views later on when it was joined by a Black Redstart

The area where the thrush was feeding

It's now come to light that this beauty was first seen last Thursday, 6th!

Why we were at the cove, above us there was a band posing for there new CD cover! I think I'll give it miss

The adult Purple Heron was still hanging out at Lower Moors and on St Agnes both the Western Subalpine Warbler and Hoopoe were still present

And keeping an close eye on these cute little ducklings

Hooverphonic is a Belgian band that formed in October 1995. Though early on categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be described as a lone genre, but rather encompass alternativeelectronicaelectropoprock, and mixture of others. The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name and to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company.
On 10 October 2008, Geike Arnaert, the lead singer of the band, announced she would leave the group by the end of the year to pursue her solo career. Arnaert had been working on solo material for a few months.[1] The last concert of Hooverphonic with Geike was on 13 December 2008 in Tele-Club, EkaterinburgRussia. It was filmed by the local MTV station and was shown on Russian TV in 2009.
On 29 October 2010, Hooverphonic announced their new single on their website. The videoclip showcased fourteen possible singers but only one of them, Noémie Wolfs,[2] proved to be the real successor of Geike Arnaert. On 4 November 2010, the new singer was announced on De Laatste Show at the VRT, the Flemish public broadcasting organization.

On 26 March 2015 Hooverphonic announced that Noémie Wolfs would be leaving the band "in mutual agreement".

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