Tuesday, 2 September 2008

St. Agnes: Day 6

Packing up a went tent, wasn't the most ideal of starts to the day, but what needs to be done, has to be done. God, we are an organised bunch, and even made it in time down to the quay to catch another boat over to Agnes. The juv Buff-breasted Sandpiper was on Pereglis Beach and showing well amongst decent numbers of Turnstone, Sanderling, a single Dunlin, and Oystercatchers, more waders than we had seen in recent days.

My first digiscoped attempt of a bird since i got my SLR in 2006, i still havent improved much © Ashley Howe

On the Scillonian, back to Penzance, seawatching was well worth the effort, with c350 Manx passing. A juvenile Sabine's Gull picked out. Steve picked up on 2 Grey Phals. I had 2 Balearics. When Steve then noticed a large shear. It remained unidentified. But a second passed the boat at surprisingly close range revealing itself as a stunning Great Shearwater.

We spent the night at Porthgwarra, showing our hardcore birding capabilities again, kipping in the car.

No comments: