Sunday, 17 October 2010

Day 2

The second day of our Scilly adventure had us heading up to the airfield. We arrived there with no sign of the American Golden Plover, but 13 Skylark and a handfull of Wheatear present. We then headed down to Porth Hellick pools where a Kingfisher sat briefly and two Water Rail showed well, just before leaving a Jack Snipe bobbed into view.
News of the plover back on the airfield had us going back up there. We got there just in time to see the American Golden Plover (293) fly off before a plane got it. We wait a few minutes before it returned to show really well.
We then headed to the quay to get the boat to St Agnes.
On Agnes a quick dash to the Parsonage and a small wait before we saw a Pied Fly and then the Red-eyed Vireo (294).
We wondered back to the boat and popped in the Alantic for a quick drink where we were able to scope the Common Sandpiper on Porthloo beach.

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