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2nd SPANISH WAGTAIL for Scilly

15th April 2022

Bobby ‘Dazzler’ Dawson turned up this SPANISH WAGTAIL (iberiae) at Little Porth two days ago where it showed off superbly and it’s still showing off today on the beach.

Two days ago, I had my first Tree Pipit NE over the garden and Bobby ‘Dazzler’ Dawson discovered a male flava wagtail showing features of a Spanish Wagtail on the beach at Little Porth. It was not until over an hour later that I made it down there to find a small crowd observing the wagtail from the path looking down onto the beach. I joined them and in the twenty minutes that I was there, it showed very well and on one occasion, very briefly perched on the bars at close range bordering the path that we were all on. Scott Reid did a great job in putting in the time and effort to confirm that it was, as we all thought it was going be, a SPANISH WAGTAIL, by getting a recording of it calling. And today it was still present on the beach to the relief of a few birders arriving for a week or so of birding on Scilly.

If accepted this will be the third SPANISH WAGTAIL for Britian. The first British record of this race (iberiae) was found by Graham Gordon on St Agnes in April, 2018 and it proved very flighty at The Maze area. Here is a link to a few record shots that I got of the St Agnes individual

Yesterday I just got onto this Marsh Harrier from the window as it flew straight through east over the garden

Also got a flight record shot of this Jack Snipe at Lower Moors a few days ago

This morning, I had a brief look around the campsite area where there were a single Brambling and reeling in the moat behind Woolpack Battery was my first Grasshopper Warbler of the year. This was followed later on in the evening by my first Reed Warbler of the year at Porth Hellick where there were also up to 6 Teal and the male Tufted Duck from yesterday when I also had earlier that day, the Marsh Harrier high east over the garden.

The Tufted Duck at Porth Hellick performed well in front of the Seaward Hide

last week there were up to 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Little Porth including this vocal showy individual

What a cracker!!! The Hawfinch continued to visit the garden well into April and many locals and visitors connected with it from the bathroom window where they got awesome views!

This Blackcap spent a week in the garden and took on anythin that came in it’s path as you can see.

Even thin air!!


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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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