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October 2011


Northern Waterthrush, Shooters Pool, Lower Moors


Northern Waterthrush, Shooters Pool, Lower Moors


Wilsons Snipe, Lower Moors


Upland Sandpiper, Borough Farm


Upland Sandpiper, Borough Farm


Upland Sandpiper, Borough Farm


Snow Bunting, Tresco


Lapland Bunting, St Agnes


Central Asian Lesser Whitethroat, St Agnes


Central Asian Lesser Whitethroat, St Agnes


The tail of the Lesser Whitethroat.
I don't think you'll find a curruca with an outer tail feather that looks like this!


Greenshank, Lower Moors


Eastern type Chiffchaff, Newford Duckpond.
I don't think it's a Siberian - too much yellow in the supercilium.


Dusky Warbler, Lower Moors


Yellow-browed Warbler, Newford Duckpond


Red-eyed Vireo, Salakee Lane

22-29 October 2011

An amazing week on the Isles of Scilly. Those people who suggest that Scilly has had its day really ought to stop moaning and stay away from the place. During the week we saw Scarlet Tanager, Wilson's Snipe, Northern Waterthrush, Red-eyed Vireo, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Spotted Crake, Dusky Warbler, Yellow-browed Warblers, Richard's Pipit, Lapland Bunting, Snow Buntings, Central Asian Lesser Whitethroat, Siberian Chiffchaff. Also on the island but we didn't go and see or missed were Radde's Warbler, Pallas' Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher. Thanks again to all the visiting and local birders who made the week so much fun.

1 October 2011

A nice juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper on the Huntspill Sea Wall. Nice and close but totally the wrong side of the sun.

 

 

 
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