Paul St Piere found a juvenile Pectoral and this juvenile Baird's Sandpiper today on Tresco Abbey Pool
Anyways, if there was a Canada Warbler at Porth Hellick and Neil Diamond singing from a mobile at Higher Moors at full blast, everyone would be getting crippling views of the warbler while Steve Young would be the only one listening to 'Sweet Caroline!' at Higher Moors!! That is a fact!!
So, there I was trying to get my head together and pressed gently on my mobile and out came Barred Warbler. I mean, out came a Barred Warbler!! The recording had been playing for a less than a minute and there it was out in the open at the top of a willow for a few seconds only to fly across the path and back into cover again. I continued to play the song and got cracking flight views as the warbler passed twice across the path I was standing on. I got reception down road and put the news out but after searching in the area with others later, there was no sign of it.
At Lowers Moors there were 4 Snipe and a single Spotted Flycatcher. While we were there, there was a report of a Citrine Wagtail at Old Town Bay but unfortunly it could not be seen when a few of us arrived shortly afterwards.
This Grey Wagtail at Porth Hellick was my first of the autumn
Mark Halliday was just ahead of me when he observed this juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper come in to land on the airfield
I could hear the Baird's Sandpiper as I paddled into South Porth Beach and this was my first sighting of it
On the Abbey Pool the juvenile Baird's Sandpiper showed a lot better and was my second this year on Scilly after the adult that was on the nearby Great Pool over three weeks ago
Like the Baird's Sandpiper, the sun could be a pain while observing this juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper also on the Abbey Pool and these were the only waders on the pool. However, When Scott arrived later in the afternoon, he had a juvenile Knot/
was no sign of the Spotted Crake seen two days ago.
It was now gone five and on Pentle Bay was the Black-tailed Godwit feeding with over 100 Sanderling, 80 Ringed Plover and 12 Dunlin. The clouds were turning black and the wind was getting a lot stronger and as a result it was a pretty exciting ride returning back to St Mary's in me kayak. What a cracking day!!
Juvenile Black-tailed Godwit at Pentle Bay was my second of the year
Right after an awesome day I'm goin to listen to 'The Last Waltz' and skipping out Neil Diamond!!