Further on we passed a trawler being mobbed by gulls. Amongst them were more Storm Petrel and a cracking Great Shearwater. Another 20+ Storm Petrel were strung out behind. A bit of a lull then a Sooty Shearwater shot past and a hunting Peregrine, still 45 mins from Scilly. A splashing Sun Fish and a few Common Dolphin made for an excellent crossing.
|Great Shearwater and Storm Petrel|
On to St Mary's where after dropping the bags we headed to Lower Moors. The only bird of note was a Kingfisher so it was off to Porthellick.
Giants Castle held 5+ Wheatear and the pine belt 2 Pied Flycatcher and plenty of Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. Porthellick Pool was looking superb with loads of mud and hence plenty of waders. 2 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, a Dunlin and 15+ Greenshank. A Pied Flycatcher also kept dropping onto the mud in front of the hide.