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18th May 2020

A record shot of the 22nd Scilly SOLITARY SANDPIPER that spent most of it’s time on the far side of the pool

Mid-morning and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was discovered at Porth Hellick. I was working but I managed to go and see the wader when the guy I took up earlier to the airport had forgotten his wallet at the castle and this gave me the chance to visit Porth Hellick Pool. I observed the bird for a good twenty minutes before returning back to work and in all the time I was at the pool, the sandpiper fed in the far NE corner.

If I had more time then I would of got probably improved record shots as the SOLITARY SANDPIPER did come a tad closer later on when I had left.

Later on in the evening at Trenoweth there were a single Tree Pipit, Whitethroat and Hobby. At Porthloo I got my first visual Grey Plover of the year after hearing and recording three individuals in the last three weeks during ‘nocmig’ from the garden. Also over the garden, identified by recording at 03.34 this morning, was the forth Little Ringed Plover in the last three weeks.

Only my third spring Grey Plover for Scilly

I also had up to 5 Wheatear

This Peregrine flew over the garden

Two days ago, this Jackdaw was a garden tick as it fed in front of the window ans was only the second individual this year so far

This Blackcap has also been in the garden for the last few days

I had to look twice when this very pale juvenile Starling turned up on the bird table. It’s even got a yellow bill! If you saw this thing flying you would be questioning ‘Did I just see a juv Rose-coloured Starling?’

If it’s not the Song Thrush in the room, then it’s one of these instead

Collard Dove

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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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