This morning however was more amble orientated with sautees round my garden producing Mistle Thrush (scarce on Scilly) and a similar outing to Porthmellon bagged the Common Scoter that has been present since yesterday. No pics of those unfortunately so I thought I'd stick a few more on from the last week or so on Scilly - what im leaving!
Sunshine at Porthloo
Dog Violets (I think) at Giants Castle
Sunset over Harrys Walls
And finally a big thankyou to RSPB Weymouth Wetlands! If it wasnt for the valuable experience I gained whilst volunteering with this great team I probably wouldn't be embarking on an amazing summers work on the Farnes. As a passionate birder there's nothing better than getting involved in their conservation and making a difference no matter how big or small. So if you're in Weymouth hit Radipole or Lodmoor up!
Here's a taste of my 4 month stint:
Long-billed Dowitcher and Green Sandpiper from North Hide on my first day! Terrible phonescoped effort.
Great White Egret by brilliant taffy camera bod Luke Phillips - we had brilliant views!
...and who could forget dear old hoody (Hooded Merganser)
For more info and sightings from these great reserves visit:
Ok I'm off up north so catch you on the flipside. Dub-birder.