Having been on Scilly when the Grey Catbird was found at Treeve Moor near Lands End I had to hope it stayed until I left the Islands. Fortunately it did and after a mad dash after getting off the Scillonian on Saturday evening I managed to see it briefly in flight, before it got completely dark. Luckily it was still there on the Sunday when i was able to see it much better.
News broke of a Hermit Thrush on 29/10/2013 at Porthgwarra. After work I drove down to Exeter where we stayed the night. We left Exeter at 5am and arrived at Porthgwarra just after 7am. After an anxious two hour plus wait it was eventually seen. I saw it several times over the next few hours and even managed to get a couple of poor photo’s. We then went to Marazion to see a White Rumped Sandpiper. By this time the weather had started to deteriorate and it was dull and raining, my excuse for some more poor photos. We also managed a trip to Lands End. We stayed the night in Penzance. The next day we went to see Godrevy Lighthouse and visited Kenidjack Valley.