Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Last day on Scillys

Although our last pelagic was on Sunday the 21st, our last day on the island was Monday. Our boat was scheduled to leave at 16:30, which gave us a reasonable amount of time to explore the island for a last time. We began at the Garrison where we had good views of the Icterine Warbler before the sun came out.

I then spent a large portion of the day scouring the rest of the Garrison especially the Dead Pines, in hope of a scarce phylosc, but unfortunately nothing but Pied Flycatchers were to be seen. Late news of a Wryneck on the other side of the Island sent me to Pungies Lane for a quick dip before picking our luggage up from the B&B and heading homeward bound on the Scillonian. The Scillonian produced a total of 140 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic, 1 Cory's, 2 Sooty and 2 European Storm Petrels. In conclusion, a very enjoyable trip, which I'd highly recommend!

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