Click HERE to see Bob Flood’s video of the Black-browed Albatross seen recently from St Mary’s on Scilly Pelagics website.
Below are photos by Chris Langsdon of a putative female Collared Flycatcher on Bryher. They were taken late afternoon on May 12 2009 and the bird was there early the next morning but was not seen again after 10:30 a.m. Click read more to view the photos and let us know what you think in the new ISBG Forum. Continue reading
Below is a selection of images, kindly supplied by The Bumbling Bears, of the Woodchat Shrike on St Martin’s on the 24th April.
There is a video doing the rounds on You tube that shows the slaughter of hundreds of Lapwing in France .If you want to see it go to:
or just put lapwing slaughter into You Tube.
It is so disturbing that we would hope that you could ask as many people to E-mail Commissioner Stavros Dimas firstname.lastname@example.org at the European Commission to ask him to enforce existing legislation to stop it – if you have blogs/websites, please consider highlighting the slaughter as the more people that oppose it then there is more chance of getting it stopped!.
Bob Flood Tubenose@Tiscali.co.uk
6.55 pm: on board MV Sapphire with skipper by Joe Pender about 7 miles south-east of Scilly
Another European Storm-petrel appeared over a wave heading in our direction with its characteristic short wings, slightly bowed, batting towards us. I kept scanning in search of a Wilson’s that our visiting birders were after, expecting soon to see its distinctive head-on profile with medium-length and flattened wings, flying towards us with a hirundine-quality. What in fact I did see was a long-winged storm-petrel and my heart missed a beat. I shouted to everyone to get on this storm-petrel! Continue reading
Birders on Scilly in October 2006 may well remember the much discussed warbler at Green Farm, St. Mary’s. Many people believed to be a Syke’s Warbler. It was eventually trapped and biometrics showed it to be a Booted. Even so some people still doubted the identification, supposing the measurements were mistaken. Fortunately when the measurements were taken the bird shed a few feathers, these were kept and sent for DNA analysis. The results received from Urban Olsson confirm that the bird was indeed a Booted Warbler. The BBRC panel had voted 10:0 in favour of Booted on the basis of their ID criteria paper, although many saw why Syke’s had been suggested, especially on the long-billed look it gave.