1st summer Desert Wheatear at Porth Askin, St Agnes
1st winter Yellow-legged Gull at Trench Pool.
Good numbers of shoveler were at Venus pool
The following day I teamed up with Robin and Higgo to go to Tresco to hopefully see Higgo's and Joe's Black Duck that they found January last year off Samson. On the Abbey Pool there were plenty of large gulls coming into bath and I managed to pick out a possible 1st winter HerringxGlaucous Gull (Viking Gull). Also on the pool was the Lesser Canada Goose that I found November last year that I believe is of the race (Parvipes) However, I'm the only one that seems to take any interest of this possible first for Scilly. We had a good look for the male Black Duck and it was only when we returned to the Abbey Pool an hour later and Higgo relocated the duck with a small flock of Mallard. On the Great Pool there were the first 4 White Wagtail of the year with 3 Pied Wagtail. No sign of the Barnicle Goose that arrived in December, but on the evening of the 22nd, Robin relocated it at Porth Hellick with 2 Canada Geese. The following day it was back on Tresco where the presumed male Green-winged Teal turned up from being last seen December last year.
The first Willow Warbler of the year was at Porthloo, 18th
All the Canada Geese on Tresco have paired up and the Lesser Canada Goose (parvipes) keeps well clear of them.
Possible 1st winter Viking Gull at Tresco Abbey Pool
The male Black Duck kept it's distance also on the Abbey Pool
This Barnacle Goose at Porth Hellick was only my third record for Scilly
What a bird!
Been listening to this band a few days ago. Some say Leland at the Annie Street Arts Collective.