I drove down to Cornwall on 7/10/2016 stopping off at Fremington in Devon to see the Dalmation Pelican that has been seen in Cornwall/Devon for the last few months. Probably not a wild bird , but who knows, it was very distant resting on a sand bank. I then stopped at Davidstow Airfield to see a Baird’s Sandpiper, as this a disused airfield you can actually drive down the runways. Here are some photos of some of the birds seen in the first week on Scilly.
A nice day out in Norfolk. Started the day in Thetford Forest where I saw Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Goshawk at one site and then a Great Grey Shrike at Grimes Graves. I then went up to the coast and saw Lapland Buntings at Blakeney and Snow Buntings at Cley.
A nice week on Scilly. As usual plenty of interest with some nice weather as well. The best birds were Sora, Purple Heron, Arctic Warbler, Bluethroat, Richards Pipit, Red Breasted Flycatcher, Short Toed Lark, Wryneck and Yellow Browed Warbler. Other good birds were a very approachable Snow Bunting, Lapland Buntings, Jack Snipes, Firecrest and a Spotted Crake. Balearic Shearwaters and a Bonxie were seen on the Scillionian crossings as well as lots of Common Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise and a Basking Shark. Some interesting moths were seen, Convolvulus and Death’s Head Hawkmoth and a Scarce Blackneck. I also saw a “scilly shrew”.