I had this 1st winter Grey-headed Wagtail come into roost with 5 Yellow Wagtail last night at Porth Hellick
Another foggy morning and there were 2 Pied Flycatcher in the pines in my garden. shortly after 08.00, Bobby 'Dazzler' Dawson found a Tawny Pipit in a ploughed field at Peninnis! A few minutes later, Viv Stratton called me to tell me he had a Citrine Wagtail at Lower Moors in front the hide! Scott was the only other birder who saw the pipit and I just caught the Citrine Wagtail flying off from Lower Moors later on that was seen later at Porthloo Duckpond.
Mid-afternoon on the way to the airport I dropped Big Al off at Carn Friars and as a result he stumbled up on a Hoopoe on the main track. I returned to watch the arse end of the Hoopoe over a hedge before getting back to work. It was not until after work at 19.00 that Higgo and I observed the Hoopoe on the main grassy track at Carn Friars. Our minds now were on trying to refind the Tawny Pipit as it's a very long time since we've both seen one on Scilly but on the airfield there were just 2 Whinchat and 1 Tree Pipit.
A heavily cropped shot of the Hoopoe at Carn Friars this evening
I took this shot of the second 1st winter Citrine Wagtail in two weeks to grace Lower Moors just before it went to roost
The SE brought more migrants in yesterday with a few goodies. It started off with Bobby 'Dazzler' Dawson finding a Melodious Warbler at Lower Town Farm, St Agnes. On St Mary's, Viv had the forth Wood Warbler of the autumn at Rose Hill and later an Osprey fishing in the Tresco Channel.
It was nearly 10.00 when I had a quick look at the airfield and counted 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Whinchat, 13 Wheatear and 150+Linnet. At the Golf course I spent a few hours in the area and observed 11 Grey Heron heading WNW. An hour later I could hear a Ortolan Bunting and picked it up flying low SE towards Content. I also had 6 Pied and 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchat, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Whitethroat and 15 Willow Warbler. At Lower Moors there were 7 Tree Pipit, 1 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Whitethroat. News came on that there was a Citrine Wagtail on Tresco Great Pool and is presumed to be the individual that was at Lower Moors today.
2 of the 7 Tree Pipit at Lower Moors
Don't observe flocks of Grey Heron like this on Scilly
I saw up 35 Willow Warbler in total but only a single Chiffchaff
This Osprey over Old Town Bay was my forth this year
1st winter Grey-headed Wagtail with Yellow Wagtail at Porth Hellick
One of the Yellow Wagtail came a little closer to the hide
I had this wet Pied Flycatcher on the steps of Star Castle with another 4 on the Garrison nearby
At last I got close to the summering Merlin but I could only see the top half of this female sat in a pine at Pelisistry Farm