Friday 12th October 2012

Solitary Sandpiper
   Bryher today. Solitary Sandpiper the main aim, but some Irish Coal Tits and a Blackpoll Warbler where there for back-up to. Saw the Coal Tits on the way to the Sandpiper, will get them on the way back, or so i thought. The Solitary Sandpiper was showing well on a heap of grass cuttings, in fairly decent light too. The weather forecast had said heavy rain coming in early afternoon, and sadly for once the forecast was right. We had the heaviest rain, including thunder, lightning and hale, i have seen in the 12 years i have been going to Scilly. Even some of the guys, who have been going longer then me, said they had not seen hale on Scilly before.
   Everybody got wet, i didnt get the Coal Tits, but we all saw the Spoonbill close up on Green Island, on the boat on the way back.

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