I relocated the adult Kumlien's Gull at Morning Point after goin missing for eleven days
Yesterday afternoon, Ritchie Aston got a Short-eared Owl over Porth Hellick. Later on in the early evening Mick Scott had a Long-eared Owl in his garden at Longstones. Shortly afterwards I had a single at the entrance of Star Castle and this evening, Higgo had another single at Lower Moors and the Snowy Owl was still on the NW side of St Martins yesterday. Be warned! For a change, lots of photos of gulls.
Both the adult Kumlien's and juvenile Iceland Gull showed very well at Morning Point before the former species moved on just as a heavy shower came in.
Lots of Kittiwake were pressing west through the rain just off Morning Point
The female Long-tailed Duck was still in the same area as it was when we first found it in November last year, just off Carn Near, Tresco,
Both the adult Black-throated Diver and 2 Black-necked Grebe have got use to boats in and out of the Harbour
Got home and found this Firecrest in me garden
Two days ago, Higgo and I pulled up in me wagon yin the afternoon at Porthloo and found a juvenile Glaucous Gull. It stuck around for over an hour to the delight of everyone who came to see it. As the Kumlien's Gull reappeared after goin missing since the 4th Jan, who to say that this Glaucous Gull at Porthloo is not one of the three juveniles that was on Scilly and went missing at the same time as the Kumlien's? Shortly after seeing the Glaucous Gull I observed the juvenile Iceland Gull in the last hour of daylight at Morning Point. Also, a 'bridled' Guilemot was found dead on Porth Hellick Beach and on St Martins, Viv Jackson had a Yellow-browed Warbler.
Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Porthloo
Juvenile Iceland Gull at Morning Point
Adult Black-headed Gull
Adult Herring Gull
2nd winter Lesser-black backed Gull
Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries died today at the age of 46!!