Alison Allen found this Melodious Warbler at the tennis courts, Garrison
Just after 10.00, I was just about to took into my pouched eggs (all six of them!) and toast, when a text came through from Alison Allen. She had a Melodious Warbler at the tennis courts on The Garrison. As it was only a stones throw away, I was there two seconds flat. I joined Alison and the warbler showed well out on view in the scrub. I called the others and for the next twenty minutes everyone was enjoying the hippo. Dave, the Herring Gull, had followed me in me wagon up road and was circling low over the warbler as we observed it. I drove back, with Dave not far away, opened the door and there he was looking up at me. I fed Dave and then scoffed all 6 pouched eggs off!
Later I had a quick walk around the campsite and all I got was a Turtle Dove and Spotted Flycatcher. However, 925 did a lot better in the same area with Golden Oriole below the Woolpack, 3 Pied and 4 Spotted Flycaytcher.
A rare spring record of a Melodious Warbler on The Garrison
The light can make this Short-toed Lark that was on the airfield, look a different bird
Here's Dave the Herring Gull waiting patiently for me on the football pitch. here he's been photo bombed by a Great-black backed Gull.
Higgo and Will were on Bryher and got a male GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL. 2 Blue-headed and Yellow Wagtail, the male Woodchat Shrike, Dotterel, Golden Oriole and SNOWY OWL were also still around.
On St Agnes Ilya Maclean scored with a male Western Subalpine Warbler in gorse south of Wingletang, 2 Golden Oriole and Grasshopper Warbler