GOLDEN ISLES OF SCILLY – AUTUMN MIGRATION

Sat 7th - Sat 14th October 2023

It was good to be back on our favourite islands once again and what a tour we had!

The weather was split into two with warm, even hot sunshine for the first part of the week and drizzly and damp conditions for a few days later in the week.

The Isles of Scilly once again delivered with our group enjoying views of many common, scarce and rare species such as COMMON ROSEFINCH, ROSY STARLING, two EURASIAN WRYNECKS, MELODIOUS WARBLER, GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT EGRET, two JACK SNIPE, COMMON FIRECRESTS, SNOW BUNTING, BLACK REDSTARTS, RUFF, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, DOTTEREL and EUROPEAN PIED FLYCATCHER.

The beauty of the Isles of Scilly is that anything can appear and we timed our week with the reappearance of the UK’s 2nd RED-FOOTED BOOBY on Bishop Rock Lighthouse and we had fantastic views! The water around the islands gave us excellent views of CORY’S SHEARWATERS and by the end of the week we had numbered around 500 birds plus SOOTY SHEARWATER, GREAT SHEARWATER, MANX SHEARWATER and GREAT SKUA.

There was plenty of other wildlife to see with CLOUDED YELLOW and HUMMINGBIRD HAWKMOTHS being particularly common and we found a massive PRICKLY STICK INSECT. PORTUGUESE MAN-O-WAR were in evidence on the beaches too.

The food and accommodation throughout the week was second to none and we can’t wait to return in 2024!

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