Scilly 2017

On the way down to Penzance I stopped at Davidstow Airfield where there was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper and a large film crew in the process of shooting scenes for a film. Someone told me the film is ¬†” The Boy who wanted to be King “.

Once I arrived on St Mary’s I immediately got on another boat to St Agnes and after a couple of hours wait managed to see the Cedar Waxwing. Only the second one I have seen after seeing one in Nottingham in 1996.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

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Cedar Waxwing

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Bonaparte’s Gull

Spent the morning in Kent, first at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve and then Oare Marshes near Faversham. There was a very distant Marsh Sandpiper at Cliffe as well as 6 Black-winged Stilts. An adult Bonaparte’s Gull was at Oare Marshes, where there were also a couple of Spotted Redshank and Turtle Doves. Here are a few pictures of the Bonaparte’s Gull, the first one shows it with a Black-headed Gull. The Bonaparte’s is the one with the black head and the Black-headed Gull has a brown head.

Bonaparte’s Gull

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