Stumbled on this cracker this afternoon at Rose Hill where everyone had a rare close encounter with a Hawfinch
These Pochard were a first for me at Lower Moors
I finished the day off at Borough Farm where the Radde's Warbler continued to at very close range. When I arrived, I found the warbler on call and after a few minutes it made it way through the Elms at eye level until it was, like the Hawfinch, almost at arms length aaway!!
Altogether I saw up to 7 Yellow-browed Warbler today including this one at Rose Hill
What a crazy Hawfinch!!
And a crazy Radde's Warbler!!
Elsewhere on St Mary's, there were the female Bullfinch at Higher Moors and a Lesser Whitethroat at Lower Moors. Hawfinch were seen a number of places on the island in ones and twos.
Viv Stratton made a visit to Tresco and got a female Goldeneye on the Great Pool. Also there were 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, Yellow-legged Gull, and 5 Firecrest.
On st Agnes there were a single Hawfinch and Short-eared Owl