Unfortunately most of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo that arrive on Scilly are found moribund like this one on St Agnes today that was blown in with Storm Brian. Pic taken by 'Rocky' Robin Mawer
As almost every birder on Scilly were on St Agnes a Marsh Warbler was at the Fruit Cage, a Northern Willow Warbler at Lowertown Farm, the Little Bunting was giving crippling Views at Porth Killier and the ORPHEAN WARBLER sp was relocated in the same hedge from the lane between Coast Guard Cottage and the church. Later this afternoon, it is believed that the cuckoo was taken into care.
So, St Agnes this autumn does it again with now Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ophean Warbler sp, Cedar Waxwing, 2 Red-eyed Vireo and now Yellow-billed Cuckoo!!
In 1985, up to 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo turned up on Scilly and included a single Black-billed Cuckoo! All pics by 'Rocky' Robin Mawer.
This warbler was found by Anna Hughes in the Fruit Cage. However, it was only later when Graham Gordon looked at the images on the back of Micheal Johnson's camera that he identified it as a Marsh Warbler
Pied Flycatcher at Star Castle
While searching for the possible Siberian Oystercatcher at Porthloo I came across this individual showing brown upperparts!
And for comparison is the possible Siberian Oystercatcher from yesterday that I took. Note that there is more white in the wing and the brown extends onto the wing coverts. Also the bill is a deeper orange and appears slightly longer and narrow at the base.
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