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My 50th outing in my kayak of 2021!

25th July 2021

I only had this Knot today from my kayak at South Beach, Tresco but a few days ago there were three birds

This morning was a stunner and shortly after 09.00, I parked my kayak up at the top of Bathing Bay, Tresco. Before I did this, I scanned the very large number of gulls on South Beach and spotted 3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull in with them. I made the short walk to the Abbey Pool to find the small individual of the latter species that I had three days ago. Also on the pool were 3 Common Sandpiper, 20 Grey Heron, 4 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 5 Teal and nearby on the east end of the Great Pool, 4 Little Egret. Willow Warbler were vocal and by the time and I had walked the length of Pool Road towards the Swarsovki Hide, there were a total of over 30 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, single Sedge Warbler and 30 Reed Warbler with others elsewhere around the two pools. From the hide, a Hobby flew north with some 50 Swallow and 4 Sand Martin close behind. On the water of note were 6 Redshank, 3 Greenshank and 5 Pochard before I returned back to my kayak.

As usual, a scan of the gulls on the South Beach from the kayak before coming ashore and I was rewarded with 3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull including this large individual

On the Abbey Pool there were 3 Common Sandpiper but five days ago there were up to nine birds including these four

There were well over 30 Willow Warbler on Tresco with most being observed on Pool Road

Also up to 20+Goldfinch nearby

Somethin not right here

The tide was at it’s lowest and there was no way of me getting on Samson unless I kayaked all the way round to the West Beach. No surprise were 7 willow Warbler and 2 Blackcap in the centre of the island but I was off in the kayak again as there were noisy crowds with dogs barking scattered along the flats disturbing almost everything. I guess this is why the terns don’t breed here anymore. It was so calm out at sea and I found myself slowly, gently rowing on towards the north end of Bryher where I found large numbers of both Compass and Blue Jellyfish drifting past. I came back through Tresco Channel, a very brief look on Bryher, 2 Willow Warbler, and then returned back to the South Beach of Tresco. It was now 18.00 and as I passed the 300 Sanderling at high tide, I spotted the single Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot that I had yesterday feeding with them. Also 23 Dunlin, 13 Whimbrel, only 25 Turnstone and 4 Mediterranean Gull and at 20.00, I was back at Sharks Pit on St Mary’s. According to my Steptracker, I had covered over 25 miles, both on land and sea, from the second I stepped out of my door this morning! It wasn’t the greatest day for my 50th time out in the kayak but it questions how many miles have I covered in all those times I’ve got onto the water?

There were up to 7 Willow Warbler on Samson

Good numbers of butterfly and Grass Egger on Samson including this Small Copper

While on the west beach there was my first juvenile Great Black-backed Gull of the year

Lesser Black-backed Gull

From over 100 a few days ago to an increase of over 300 sanderling feeding on the South Beach

From the kayak I managed to get some images of the Knot also on the South Beach

Close to the shore were up to 4 Mediterranean Gull including my first juvenile of the year allowing close approach in the kayak

Back home, the three pairs of Swallow have been very successful with juveniles flying all over the shop. Now the adults are busy repairing the nests ready for their second brood as they come to collect mud from the edge of the water just in front of the my window where I took these pics from.

Daily I get families of Green and Goldfinch also coming to bath and drink in the pool

And good numbers of Herring Gull as well

On the 19th July I kayaked out from St Mary’s to the NW of Annet where I just got onto the first juvenile Yellow-legged Gull of the year, two miles NW of the latter island out at sea as it flew straight through north. I continued to kayak past the Western Rocks and the eastern side of St Agnes but for the 10+miles I covered, there was nothin else of note

Again a very small number of Guillemot

And this was the only Puffin I came across

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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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