Monday, 7 May 2018

Sorry for the lack of posts recently i have been off line for a while ,here are a series of pics taken on a trip to the Isles of Scilly from the 14th of April to the 3rd of May.

 Male Pied Flycather ,Carreg Dhu Gardens ,St Marys.

 Highlight of the trip was this superb male Belted Kingfisher at Porth Hellick Bay,St Marys on the 18th of April,this was the first record for the islands and only the 4th for Britain ,an afternoon my Partner Kerry and i will never forget,what a bird!!.

 First winter Iceland Gull,St Marys.

 Drake Gadwall.
 Night Heron ,Porthellick ,St Marys.
 Male Wheatear possibly of the Greenland race.

 Woodchat Shrike ,StAgnes.
 First winter Laughing Gull ,St Martins.

 Female Common Redstart St Martins.
 Probable Spanish Wagtail ,Castella Down ,St Agnes.

 Rock Pipit.
 Cuckoo ,St Martins.
 Singing and displaying male Firecrest ,Carreg Dhu Gardens,St Marys.

 Turtle Dove ,Hillside Farm ,Bryher.
 Red Rumped Swallow ,Kitty Down ,St Marys.


  1. The blog is back! Great way to fire the engines back up. Belted Kingfisher! I will never forget when that Monster entered the Arena. Wasn't even out there. Well done Halliday. Awesome stuff! And Gulls to look at. Thanks for that. Top work.

  2. Great post mark,top notch photography and a bucket of delights,large number of Ace birds.
    Hope you stay Blogging,be a sad place without you,always a pleasure to see your work.