Nov 032012
ISLES OF SCILLY 2012 - 20th - 27th October

Our annual birding trip to the Isles of Scilly commenced on the evening of the 19th October. An overnight drive down to St. Just to catch our Skybus flight to St.Mary;’s on Saturday 20th October. This was to be my 26th consecutive year and our hopes were high as the weather forecast was predicting easterly winds all week. Although turning out to be a rather “Tame” week, we did see some good birds, even finding our own Olive-backed Pipit and Water Pipit. I had two Isles of Scilly ticks, taking my personal list to 290. St.Agnes from The Garrison, St.Mary's […]

Oct 182003
Moth Trapping on St. Agnes 2003 - 11th - 18th October 2003

St. Agnes, the most westerly island of the Scilly archipelago, not only offers good birding but is also a superb place for trapping rare migrant moth species.   The week of 11-18th October 2003,  presented a period of ideal weather and the highlights are listed here. The week before we arrived Porter’s Rustic; Radford’s Flame-shoulder; Blair’s Mocha, numerous Convolvulus  hawkmoth and several other good migrants had all been trapped.    We ran a Mercury Vapour Light & Skinner Trap each night from 11th – 16th October. We were located at Troy Town Farm on St. Agnes. The best evenings were 11-13th October with […]

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