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RE: Isles of Scilly Bird Group Newsletter


Scilly 2009, well it sure was quite!!!!!!!!!!!!!

However for me it was one of the best years for a while, again I took up residence in The Cabin on St Agnes, great views every day of 6 whooper swans and Rosey Starling from my window, now that cannot be bad.

Had many a visitor and we soon polished off a bottle of Bowmore, and as for my book made great headway on it, and interviewed the last people I needed to, I also discovered a new book cover that Hilda Quick designed in 1969, that no one knew about.

St Agnes is a fantastic place, and the anticipation was there everyday, yes if I am been honest I did consider coming off to go to South Shields, but I didn,t and I am glad, roll on Scilly 2010.


Keep Birding that made in japan bird is somewhere!

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Just returned from a great week and a half on the islands staying on the Garrison campsite, St Mary's. This was my first stay on the islands after daytripping for a couple of years previously. A very healthy trip list was accumulated from birding before dawn till dusk every day and although true rarities were relatively (/completely!) absent I saw Red-throated Pipit (self-found on Mary's), Radde's Warbler, Cattle Egret, Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, Tawny Pipit, Richard's Pipit, Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warblers, Yellow-legged Gull, Whooper Swans, and Spoonbills amongst others.
In summary, a great alround trip with the weather (bad for rarities, good for the tan), wildlife, people and food for under 300. The Law of Averages theory makes me think next year could be a corker...
Henry.

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Well its migration time again so its off south for me, down to the cabin on St Agnes,
feel free to call in for a whiskey.

I am hoping things will improve!

keep birding

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I do feel somewhat compelled to pay a visit this year as it would be the 30th Anniversary of my first visit, kicking off with a Radde's Warbler on St. Agnes on 20th October 1979. Standby.

Just to whet the appetite of the Scilly hopefulls check out this blog from some islands a bit further south-west http://www.corvo2009.blogspot.com/

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Depends what you mean by worst week buddybiggrin.gif

Okay so no birds have been found yet, but from local reports there are not alot of birders on the islands, so...........

More chance of me finding something...........

And I bet if something big turns up you will be knocking on the cabin door asking for santuarybiggrin.gif

Oh yes dont forget plan B,,, no birds gives me time to get on with my Hilda Book.

Keep birding.

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I hope it picks up for you Paul, its been the worst first week on Scilly since 1989, whats goin on, anyway im on standby now with 2 weeks off worksprint.gif

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Pete One has to have faith, its only a matter of time and the Scillies will pull a biggy backbiggrin.gif

Failing that I hope they have a lot of Guiness in the Turks head.

here wishing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep birding

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Paul Heaton wrote:

Excellent text just received from a fellow birder

smile.gifsmile.gifSEASON TO BE SCILLY IS UPON USsmile.gifsmile.gif

Oh yes Happy October to one and all....

Keep Birding





Looking at where all the rarities(Sandhill Crane,Veery etc.etc.) are I think I'd be heading north instead of south this Octobercry.gif

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Excellent text just received from a fellow birder

smile.gifsmile.gifSEASON TO BE SCILLY IS UPON USsmile.gifsmile.gif

Oh yes Happy October to one and all....

Keep Birding

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Blowing my own trumpet I know, but I get a nice mention on page 6.

Roll on October nearly the 100 day countdown.

Keep birding.

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Just received by email what will be their last newsletter - if anyone would like to read about the mouth-watering list of birds they had January-June, PM me privately.

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