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2nd BOXWORM and LATTICED MOTH for Scilly

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

Author: Kris Webb 10

I love to throw sticks at trees! I also can’t get enough of music! I also blog about my observations on Scilly and wherever I go around the world and what’s sometimes on my mind. I’ve visited over 30 countries and some more times than once. I’ve worked and volunteered in Nepal, USA, Peru, Gambia, Costa Rica, 3x Australia, and refugee camps in Palestine The profile image is one I took while in Palestine of a brave Israeli holding high the Palestinian flag in front of the Israeli Offensive Forces during protests in Belin

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