A possible OAK NYCTEOLINE that Ralph Parks trapped two nights ago at Pelistry Farm would be a first for Scilly! However, the rearer Southern Nycteoline has not been ruled out and as Oak Nycteoline is a resident on the mainland, the Southern Nycteoline would be a mega for the UK.
I just had ten minutes to do the Dead Pine Walk and had 3 Spotted Flycatcher
Skylark at the airfield
Over 20 Goldfinch were also at the airfield
This male Siskin was my first of the year only only to be joined by a female.
There were up to 6 Whinchat in the Standing Stone field with the Siskin.
This interesting flave wagtail, showing a paler blue head and nape compared to the other 3 Yellow Wagtail it was feeding with, got my attention when I heard it giving a rasping call.
After seeing the moths I had 2 Tree Pipit with 150+Meadow Pipit at Content and 5 Yellow Wagtail at Pungies Lanes. When observing the flavas, I could hear that rasping call again but again it proved difficult to pick out when observing all five flavas.
Death's Head Hawkmoth trapped overnight at Longstones
There were 2 Tree Pipit with over 150 Meadow Pipit at Content.
This striking male Pied Wagtail was also feeding with the Yellow Wagtail
On Bryher the Tawny Pipit was still present at Great Popplestones Pic by Rik Addison. A Common Rosefinch was also on latter island. Also today there were Yellow-browed Warbler, Wryneck and Common Rosefinch on St Agnes. On St Mary's there was a Firecrest and Yellow-browed Warbler at Longstones and a report of another Yellow-browed Warbler at the campsite.
Yesterday afternoon, I got out of me wagon at Telegraph Road to scan the fields, when I heard a Lapland Bunting overhead but couldn't see it. It was heading NW towards the Golf Course and ten minutes later I found it near to the stone wall at the latter site with Meadow Pipits. Unfortunately it was flushed by golfers and only a few birders managed to see before it flew off NE.
Driving up airport lane I flushed a Redstart off the road and a quick look at the Standing Stones Field produced 1 Whitethroat, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Whinchat, 7 Blackcap and 40+House Martin with 200+Swallow.
I was lucky to get this shot of the adult Lapland Bunting at the golf course before it was flushed off by golfers
I had a total of 15 Wheatear in the golf course area with another 40+on the airfield
Up to 60+Linnet were in the Telegraph area
One of my favorite artists, out of the other 1000+, Sharon Van Etten.