First Time on the Scillies

I have just returned from a few days on the Isles of Scilly. This was a family holiday rather than a birdwatching trip. However we were lucky that the Great Blue Heron stayed long enough for us to get to see it. We had fabulous views on our first day and a again on the penultimate one. Considering that many who made special journeys to the Island didn’t see it we were privileged to get the views we did. The species total of around fifty wasn’t helped by the conditions. We had rain on the first day and winds in excess of fifty mph on the second. This made for a couple of interesting boat trips to the other islands. Other good birds were Wood Sandpiper, Puffin, Manx Shearwaters and Arctic Skua. Non avian highlights were Red Squirrels, Seals, the outward flight on a Britten-Norman Islander, the Gardens on Tresco and our Hotel, the  Tregarthen’s which gave us great rooms, staff and food. I am not going into loads of detail about the trip but hopefully the pictures will be enough. No apologies for the amount taken of the Heron. First the view from my bedroom window.IMG_8659 (1280x852)

2 responses to “First Time on the Scillies

  1. Richard Williams

    Nice photos Malc. Never been to the Scillies so must rectify that one day.

    • wiltsbirder

      The ones of the Wood Sand were my favourite. The Scillies were fantastic. I shall be going back for sure.

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