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Long-eared Owl ringed at Porth Hellick

19-28th September 2022

Early morning on the 20th got me down to Porth Hellick to see this stunning Long-eared Owl in the hand that Jim had trapped and ringed.

In the last week it’s been reasonably quiet for this time of year with the usual scarcities being recorded around the islands. I managed to connect, on it’s second day and after three attempts, a Nightingale at Peninnis Head, 20th and two days later, the highlight of the week, a Long-eared Owl in the hand at Porth Hellick. When released, it circled a couple times before heading off NE towards Normandy. On the 25th, I had a Ring Ouzel on the airfield in the morning and by later afternoon, I discovered the first Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn at the entrance of the campsite and it proved to my earliest record by two days. With in the hour of this individual turning up, singles were at Lower Moors and Watermill. Half an hour after work on the 27th, at Higher Moors produced another Yellow-browed Warbler, the vocal Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Northern ‘type’ Willow Warbler.

Long-eared Owl trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick before being released

This Ring Ouzel was at the airfield, 25th

I discovered the first Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn at the campsite, 25th and was my earlist sighting by two days. In the next hour two more turned up on St Mary’s

Two days later I had this individual at Higher Moors

When photos were uploaded on the wildlife Whatsapp group of this Clathrus ruber (Red Cage or the Latticed Stinkhorn) on the path at the Dump Clump, Like others, Dulcie and I went to have a look at it, 28th. For both of us, it was a first of this impressive alien looking species of fungi. Pic by Dulcie

This Kingfisher performed very briefly at Porthloo Duckpond

There were up to 5 skylark at the airfield hanging out with some 60 Meadow Pipit

At the beginning of the week there were still low numbers of Spotted Flycatcher knocking around

This single Golden Plover was at the airfield and could appear different in the light

Wheatear are now in very low numbers

While Sparrowhawk are moving through and I made out that there were three different individuals on the 25th.

While searching for the Nightingale, I came across this partially albino Linnet at Penninis.

A few days later I had it at Green Farm.

On the 19th, this Grey Wagtail arrived in the garden. Later in the week it was joined by another individual

Mediterranean Gull


Sedge Warbler

Grey Heron

Stonechat on the Garrison

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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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