Scilly 2015

A very sunny, warm and calm crossing to Scilly on Saturday. Lots of dolphin were seen from the Scillonian and a couple of Balearic Shearwater. There was a Red-throated Diver in Porthcressa Bay. I got the boat to St Agnes at 2pm but the Red Eyed Vireo was not seen. A Pied Flycatcher was probably the best bird seen over there. Sunday was a completely different day weather wise, as it was cloudy, windy and quite a bit colder. I stayed on St Mary’s where I saw Lapland Bunting, Pectoral Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Merlin and Peregrine.

Red-throated Diver


Pied Flycatcher




Willow warbler


Pectoral Sandpiper

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Mini Pelagic

12/10/2014  I spent the morning walking around St Mary’s where I saw the Richard’s Pipit on the golf  course and found a Yellow Browed Warbler near Pelistry. I also saw a Firecrest near Porthellick House. I then went on a mini pelagic trip which started by heading out to the Eastern Isles, then went south for a couple of miles before turning west. We saw a Balearic Shearwater, Arctic Skua and Great Skua. We then returned via the Western Isles where we saw a Purple Sandpiper on one of the rocks and then headed for Green Island where we saw the long staying Spoonbill.

balearic shearwater

arctic skua


great skua

purple sandpiper