Yellow-breasted Bunting – St Agnes, Scilly

Back in February when Stuart had tried to book a flight to the Scillies he had been told that all Friday flights were full. In the end they agreed to put on an extra flight for the 8 of us but this meant that we weren’t due to fly out until 2.50pm. My Dad was coming for the first time since 1995. Now that he had retired he could choose which week to come. I had decided to move out of the flat where there had been 7 of us and I had booked accommodation for me and Dad in the middle of Hugh Town […]

White’s Thrush – St Agnes, Scilly

The Sunday morning raid to Agnes was another exciting trip particularly as the White’s Thrush had been seen again on Saturday evening by one of the St Agnes locals just after our boat had left the Agnes quay. The trend was developing for the bird to be seen well in the mornings and evenings by those staying on Agnes before and after the boats from St Mary’s […]

White’s Thrush – St Agnes, Scilly

We made the first boat-load and by 8.50am we were walking around the northern side of Agnes to Porth Killier Bay where the bird had been seen the night before. There were large groups of birders already looking, presumably those staying on Agnes, but the bird had not been seen. There didn’t seem to be much information available but it appeared that ever since arriving on Wednesday the thrush had been extremely elusive covering large areas very quickly and flying so low to the ground that even flight views were rare […]