A showy Song Thrush eating the Blackberries instead of the Grosbeak (c) Ashley Howe
2 Merlin, Short-eared Owl and Raven were seen mean while.Half an hour before our boat left back to St. Mary's the dip was looking ominous. But another report from the same area of Troy Town saw us running across the island and eventually clapping eyes on the bird. And what a stunner it was too.
The main bird showing us what its got, the extent of the red in the wings was fabulous as it flew between weeds and turnips. (c) Ashley Howe
Marching from the boat to the hides (ISBG I think) just minutes before our flight back to Penzance, there was no sign of the Wilson's Snipe but a roosting Greenshank.
A roosting Greenshank just before dusk (c) Ashley Howe
Many Thanks to Gary and Dan for the lifts and what turned out to be a successful twitch.