Monday 7th May 2012

   After a decent nights sleep, i had a wander around the Lands End area. Had all morning, before meeting Wayne at the train station in Penzance, and then onto Scilly. Over for the rest of the week for a friend, Jon Hall's 50th birthday. Will be good to see some of the lads again. The wander saw me drive down some of the valleys, but see not much. Seems to be a theme running here!!! Got to Lands End Airfield, St Just, where there were a flock of 27 Whimbrel. Then in the valley i bumped into some people who said they had seen some Chough there earlier. As they walked off, 3 Chough flew into the valley, and landed near the path. I walked down, and my usual great timing kicked in, when a dog walker and his dogs came up the track. They flushed obviously!!!! They did come down near the bottom car park and then flew around, before disappearing behind a hill. Did have a Holly Blue and a Large White butterfly in the valley too. When i came back up to the airfield the Whimbrel numbers had gone up to 31, not bad.
   Picked Wayne up from the railway station, had a bite to eat and onto the Scillonian III to St Marys. The ferry crossing was not too bad, pretty calm and some fairly good birds too. The best of them being 20+ Manx Shearwaters, Arctic Skua and a Bonxie.
   Checked in at the B&B, then to the Scillonain club to meet up, good night had by all.

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