RED-EYED VIREO giving crippling views at the west end of Periglis
After the last few days and the lack of birders on the islands, I didn't really expect another American passerine to turn up. Just before 10.00, Bob Dawson went and discovered a RED-EYED VIREO in Tamarrisk at the back of the churchyard at Periglis, St Agnes. It was 14.30 that Will Scott and I with other birders saw it showing well in a Bramble field just beyond the church. and what a cracking bird it was! Except for a quick look for the Yellow-browed Warbler just around the corner in the Troy Town fields, I stayed with the bird till dusk when I returned home on the supper boat. During this time the vireo showed off as it fed and flycatched just a few meters in front of us. On one occasion I thought it was goin to land on my head and when Robin joined me, it perched very briefly 10ft away out in the open!
I fallen for Red-eyed Vireo since I saw my first one on The lizard, Cornwall '91
The vireo landed a few meters in front of us on those stack of branches briefly
The area where the vireo favored
There were also up to 3 chiffchaff, 2 Willlow Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher and a Yellow Wagtail flew over in the area. will had a Firecrest near the tennis Courts.
this Migrant Hawker was the thing we saw of interest when we got off the boat by the quay
Looking out from Periglis towards Annet this evening
The GLOSSY IBIS was still on the Tresco Great Pool and the 3 juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper were still at Porth Hellick, st Mary's
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What a gorgeous little bird that vireo is!ReplyDelete