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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Yellow-legged Gull at Little Porth

This 1st year Yellow-legged Gull at Porthloo I had very briefly yesterday at Morning Point

  Yesterday evening I was at Morning Point observing that odd Herring Gull when I spotted what looked good for a 1st year Yellow-legged Gull. It was always above me in the wind and just as I lost it, Paul Freestone arrived. I told him that I think I just had a YLG but we couldn't see anywhere and moved on when the rain came in.
  So just before dark this evening, I had a quick look at Little Porth and with over 150 Herring Gull was that 1st year Yellow-legged Gull feeding with one of the pale juvenile Iceland Gull. Ideal! However, like yesterday, it was brief as they all flew off out to sea.

1st year Yellow-legged Gull at Little Porth

The pale juvenile Iceland Gull was showing superbly! Just a shame that it was dull and getting dark.

   Today George Kershaw relocated the 1st winter female Snowy Owl after goin missing for over two weeks! On Castle Down, Tresco, he observed it take off from the down on the west side. Then it flew towards Bryher before sweeping back over the down and east towards St Helens! Also today 3 Swallow were on Bryher with 2 on St Mary's. On St Agnes there were single Black-tailed Godwit and Brambling and still 25+Chiffchaff.

  After overnight rain and southerlies, yesterday morning I stepped out of my door for work and flushed 4 Chiffchaff off the grass. Altogether on St Mary's there were 70+Chiffchaff and 11 Willow Warbler with another 30 Chiffchaff and 5 Willow Warbler on St Agnes. Wheatear and Black Redstart were in single figures and 10 Sandwich Tern off Bar Point.

The Herring Gull, now believed to be a 3rd winter, was still at Morning Point yesterday

At the tip four days ago, I had this juvenile Glaucous Gull and thought it was the individual that has been around for the last week. Andy Holden twitched it and told me that it was a different juvenile! The day before, Will Wagstaff put me on the pale Glaucous Gull sat out in The Roads off Star Castle. So at the moment on Scilly there are three each of the Glaucous and Iceland Gull.



Both the large coffee and pale dove like juvenile Iceland Gull are still hanging out commuting with bays. 

Hopefully the two pairs of Coot at Porth Hellick will stay onto breed

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