Monday 8 October 2018

Bryher and St. Mary's

Shortly after arriving on Bryher we were spending time in the close company of the extremely confiding TAWNY PIPIT behind Popplestone Bay as it busied itself just a few feet away. Scouring the island for migrants we came up with three Spotted Flycatchers,  and singles of Whinchat, Reed Bunting and Skylark, but little else. A Whimbrel, two Greenshanks and two Water Rails were logged. From the boat we counted eight Grey Herons between Bryher and Samson.

Tawny Pipit on Bryher

Spotted Flycatcher on Bryher

The little birding we did on St. Mary's featured a juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit on Porthcressa beach and a Sandwich Tern.

juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit on Porthcressa beach