Scilly 2015

I went on the seabird and dolphin trip this morning. The first birds seen were 2 Great Northern Divers and a Spoonbill. We then went to Gimble Porth on Tresco where we has distant views of the Hudsonian Whimbrel found there yesterday. We saw Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Peregrine and Kestrel as we made our way out to Sea. ¬†Other interesting sightings were the Life boat and rescue helicopters on a mission looking for a boat that had sent a “mayday” message. There was a brief sighting of a Minke Whale and some Harbour Porpoise.We were lucky to finish the 3 hour trip with possibly 100’s of Common Dolphin which were great to see as they were all around the boat. In the afternoon I went up to Content to see if I could get any better pictures of the Siberian Stonechat and on the way managed a few photos of a Firecrest.

Great Northern Divers

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Hudsonian Whimbrel

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Common Dolphin

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Firecrest

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Siberian Stonechat

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Lifeboat

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Scilly 2015

A trip over to Bryher today on a lovely sunny day. A Red-breasted Flycatcher was seen on Samson Hill and the resident Hooded Crow also flew past. A ringtail Hen Harrier was seen distantly over Tresco from Bryher as was an Osprey. Once I had got back to St Mary’s there was just enough time for a quick cup of tea before a quick walk was required up to Pungies Lane/Content to see a Siberian Stonechat in fading light.

Red-breasted Flycatcher

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Hooded Crow

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Hen Harrier

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Siberian Stonechat

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