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Sunday, 23 October 2011

TANAGER relocates

First-winter Wilson's Snipe, Lower Moors, St Mary's, Scilly, October 2011 (John Hague) - a fantastic and most instructive set of images, showing the axillary and underwing pattern

What was presumably the St Levan first-winter male SCARLET TANAGER was relocated today at the top end of Holy Vale, St Mary's (Scilly), just over 23 miles away. It quickly moved to hawthorns and scrub along Sandy Lane, about 150 yards along from the Four Lanes junction. It showed on and off for nearly two hours before going missing throughout much of the afternoon..........The first on Scilly since October 1982

Both OLIVE-BACKED PIPITS were again showing well in fields along Watermill Lane, whilst the NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was seen quite a few times from the screen at Shooter's Pool, Lower Moors. The WILSON'S SNIPE was nearby on Lower Moors (see the outstanding pictures taken by John Hague above)