Thursday, 17 October 2013



Missed breakfast and got the 8 am boat to St. Agnes, trotted over the sandbar (now 10 feet above sea level) to Gugh and again saw no Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler.

Under a brilliant blue sky I plodded around St.Agnes. The Short-toed Lark again showed well with a couple of Skylark. 7 Clouded Yellow fluttered around in the sun as I circumnavigated the island. With a lack of birds I managed a bit of rockpooling, finding a shoal of small Grey Mullet cut off by the tide.

Clouded Yellow
Short-toed Lark
Grey Mullet
After a spot of pub lunch at the Turk's Head I basked in the sun waiting for the boat back to St. Mary's.
Old Town bay held a superb close range Whimbrel and a Peregrine powered overhead.
After coffee at the café there was time to twitch a Common Gull (Scilly scarcity) at Porth Thomas.



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