Scilly 2020

Not a great start to a week on Scilly when the Scillonian sailing was cancelled due to adverse weather. It meant a couple of extra days in Cornwall. The Saturday was really windy but we were able to go for a few walks and I did see a couple of Chough at Cape Cornwall. The Sunday was very wet so a trip to The Eden Project was the best option.

Godrevy Lighthouse
The Eden Project
St Michael’s Mount
Pendeen Lighthouse

We eventually got to Scilly on Monday after a fairly rough crossing.


It was fairly quiet bird wise to start with, but it livened up bit on Wednesday with a Red-eyed Vireo on St Martin’s and then improved greatly with a nice Black and White Warbler on the Thursday on Tresco. There was also a Swainson’s Thrush on St Mary’s but it proved to be very elusive and I never saw it. Fortunately on the Saturday there was another Swainson’s thrush found on Bryher and I had time to go over and see it before returning to St Mary’s to get the Scillonian back to Penzance.

Swainson’s Thrush on Bryher

As usual it was nice to walk around the Islands.

In these Covid times it was also good to see the scarecrow also had to wear a mask!