Saturday, 22 October 2016

Final day

Last day on Scilly, so headed up to Carreg Dhu in hope that the mystery warbler would show. No sign, but I did have 2 Firecrest and a Yellow-browed Warbler. Redwing, Fieldfare and Chaffinch were streaming over along with a single Brambling.

A hunt around the north of the island revealed little and I was almost back to Hugh Town for the boat when news of a Siberian Stonechat broke. Wearing several layers to fight the cold on the boat trip, it was a sweaty jog up to Maypole where the chat was showing well.

Siberian Stonechat

Back down to the boat where the final new bird of the trip, a Hen Harrier was seen distantly as it drifted over Holy Vale. A great end to a cracking month with 149 species and several other rare beasts.

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