25th September 2019
BOXWORM MOTH (top) trapped at Mick Scott’s garden at Longstones, 24th and up road the night before, Ralf Parks trapped a LATTICED MOTH at Pelistry Farm
The Hoopoe that was found yesterday at Four Lanes was still present this afternoon in the first field, 150 yards from Holy Vale. Jo and I arrived to find the bird at the far side of the field but always on show in the fifteen minutes we were there. Two minutes later we were at Cove Vean searching for yesterdays Turtle Dove and while talking to Higgo on me mobile, 2 Turtle Dove flew overhead towards Kittidown. A quick look at Porth Hellick and the only bird of note, was the vocal Cetti’s Warbler. Unfortunately the one bird I was hoping to see was a Honey Buzzard that Chris and Juliet Moore first observed over Porth Hellick and later seen elsewhere on St Mary’s by other birders. Also, Higgo finally connected with the BLUE ROCK THRUSH and although it was sen until the evening, it’s still proving hard to get ranging from Morning Point to Doctors Keys.
On St Martins, there were a single Wryneck and the first Yellow-browed Warbler of the year, The Lesser Yellowlegs was reported from Tresco Great Pool and another Wryneck was on St Agnes.
Didn’t see any of the Hoopoe from this spring so it was to catch up with this individual at Four Lanes
Cracking shot of this Honey Buzzard that Chris and Juliet Moore over Porth Hellick today
Yesterday mid-morning, I did the golf course and came across this Lapland Bunting in the NE corner where it showed throughout the day. At the same time, a Common Rosefinch was discovered on St Agnes.
Later in the day, Jo and I twitched both Mick’s BOXWORM MOTH and shortly afterwards, Ralf’s, LATTICED LACE MOTH (top). Both second records for Scilly.
Ralf also trapped this Scarce Borded Straw
Good numbers of White Wagtail around at the moment including 30-40 on the airfield yesterday