I had another fantastic year in Scilly, and although the weather was probably the wettest, windiest and greyest it has ever been for me during a summer visit, there were still plenty of opportunities to get out and see the wildlife!
It started with a relatively calm crossing on the Scillonian III ferry, accompanied by lots of dolphins, manx shearwater and a few porpoises. Once I arrived, I got to see a lot of species over the two weeks, with the absolute highlight being the pelagics boat trip which I have written on in an earlier post. Other highlights included a great wader-fest evening on Tresco's south beach, with over 100 sanderling joined by ringed plovers, dunlin and turnstones; and 15 Scilly bird firsts for me including a green sandpiper and black-tailed godwit. The full eBird trip report can be found here!
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