Saturday, 24 November 2018

The last installment of our trip to the Scillies.

 Spoonbills with Sampson in the background, this picture was taken from Joe Penders boat on the way to Bryher.
 Dusky Warbler ,one of four birds we had in total with three together at Carn Friars one day ,a notoriously hard bird to photograph so quite pleased with these images.
 Dusky Warbler,pity about the shadow on the face otherwise would of been the best shot.
 Dusky Warbler.
 Purple Sandpiper,St Agnes.
 Barred Warbler .
 A late Reed Warbler.
 Blyths Pipit,found by Kris Spider Webb at Carn Friars.
 Blyths Pipit.
 Lesser Whitethroat possibly of an eastern race ?.
 Common Rosefinch 1st winter ,Kerry and i also found another bird later in the day.
 Great White Egret only the eleventh record for the scillies.
 This juvenile Hen Harrier had Kerry ,Higgo and myself going as it looked very hooded in the field with orange underparts but among other things the barring in the primaries ruled out Northern Harrier.
 Juvenile Hen Harrier.
 Juvenile Hen Harrier being mobbed by a Raven ,look how hooded this bird appeared ,at one time we had two Sparrowhawks a Peregine,Kestrel and two Ravens all mobbing the Harrier.
 One of the two Sparrowhawks.
 Four of the twenty plus Great Shearwaters we had on the boat crossing over .
 Common Dolphins.
Last but not least another shot of the superb Olive Backed Pipit.

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