Great Blue Heron (C.Smith)

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’sHoopoe – 1 on the Garrison, 1 on Peninnis and 1 Longstones. An immature Spoonbill, a Jack Snipe and 1 or 2 Night Heron sat Lower Moors.

St Agnes – a Hoopoe at Covean.

Tresco – the Black Duck was again on Abbey Pool and a Night Heron was at the east end of the Great Pool.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – an unusual heron was found at Lower Moors at about 20.00 – see photo by Cavill Smith. The bird was then identified by Ashley Fisher as a 1st winter GREAT BLUE HERON!! ! It was then watched by all the resident birders after it flew to Old Town beach and fed in rock pools until dark.

Also today: Hoopoe – 1 on the Garrison, the Long-tailed Duck was in the Harbour again and a Firecrest was at Tremelethen. 2 Night Herons were seen at Lower Moors at dusk.

St Agnes – 3 Hoopoes at Covean and 1 on Gugh.

St Martin’s – 2 Hoopoes.


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