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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Little Bittern at Lower Moors

Female Little Bittern showing out in the open today at Lower Moors at very close range in front of the ISBG hide

 This afternoon, Cliff smith got off the Scillonian, made his ways up to Peninnis and connected with the Short-toed Lark and at Lower Moors, he got cracking views of the female Little Bittern. He then observed a Hoopoe fly over the pool towards Old Town Bay! Pretty good stuff! Thanks to a text from Cliff Smith telling me that the bittern was showing well at Lower Moors, I got meself down there as soon as I could and I wasn't disappointed. I called everyone as the bittern was only a few meters away from me out in the open! It was some 40 minutes when Robin arrived and five minutes later the bird had walked all the way around to the far side of the pool. 8 whimbrel also flew over.
  Yesterday some birders had the pair of BLACK-WINGED STILT that were joined by a Greylag Goose at Simpsons Field, Great Pool, Tresco.

The female Little Bittern was feeding very well but on this occasion it came out with a twig in between it's bill! 


Female Teal

Gulls came into drink and wash very briefly while observing the bittern including this Great black-backed Gull

Willow Warbler

And this was three days ago when she performed very well on the pool with my first 2 Whinchat of the year

This male Black Redstart was at the golf course, 26th

I had this Rook and male Black Redstart at the golf course, 26th, with a female Black Redstart at Giants Castle on the same day


Mark Lanegan this time has teamed up with Eska

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