Tuesday, 20 September 2011

September 17th to 19th 2011

I was already aware that there were a few american waders on the south west peninsular so after looking at last Fridays weather forecast I decided on a sea watching weekend in Cornwall hoping the strong westerly’s would turn north west as predicted
The following morning while watching the Scillionian being prepared for her sailing in Penzance habour I considered a trip to the Scilly Isles but my stomach didn’t fancy a force five so enquired about flights not expecting any luck so pretty chuffed to get them for Monday.
Even more chuffed when I found out that both Northern Waterthrush and Black and White Warbler were on the island.
Rest of weekend taken up with two good sea watching sessions plus visits to Polgigga and Drift Reservoir.
The day on St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly was pure joy with excellent scenary, helpful directions, cracking birds, a mouth watering crab salad washed down with a nice half bottle of wine while half of Warwickshire’s twitching brigade strode past.
Birding highlights were many but the Northern Waterthrush and Black and White Warbler were the icing on a very tasty cake.


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