Saturday 29 October 2022

29 Oct 2022 - Devil's fingers at Sheffield Park

Clathrus archeri or Devil’s Fingers fungi at Sheffield Park NT this afternoon - a nice find during son’s birthday walk…

Wednesday 26 October 2022

26 Oct 2022 - Lion's Mane Fungus, Nr Newton Abbott, Devon

A fabulous wee fungal foray in Devon on the way home from Scilly this afternoon. Lion’s Mane (on Beech) thanks to ⁦@JLyon_62  - a great end to the holiday!

Tuesday 25 October 2022

25 Oct 2022 - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly: Red-rumped Swallow

 Our last full day and the near-end of a lovely break. First up was the Red-rumped Swallow, first reported yesterday, which had now relocated to the Tregarthen Hotel, Hugh Town.

Second highlight of the day was a fabulous Jack Snipe by the footpath on the way to the Porth Hellich Burial Chamber - haven't seen one for yonks!

And finally, a 'Scilly' Lesser White-toothed Shrew - found by Max as it legged its way across the road up near Telegraph.

Monday 24 October 2022

24 Oct 2022 - Hedgehog on the beach! Porthmellon, Scilly

Hedgehog feeding amongst the seaweed on Porthmellon beach St Marys this evening. Never seen this before - but equally, I’ve never really looked for them on the beach… ⁦

Sunday 23 October 2022

23 October 2022 - Rockpooling with Scilly Rockpool Safaris

A great selection of fun beasties while out in Porthcressa Bay with Scilly Rockpool Safaris. The Blue-ray Limpet being stunningly beautiful!

Saturday 22 October 2022

22 Oct 2022 - St Agnes and St Marys

An early boat over to St Agnes saw Max and I enjoying Sparrowhawks, Clouded Yellow butterfly, Common Darter and Least Adder's Tongue fern. Heading back to St Marys an early bat at the Star Castle was a fitting end to the day after I say a fabulous Crimson Speckled moth at the Garrison Campsite!

22 Oct 2022 - Pallid Swift at Star Castle, St Marys, Isles of Scilly

After a busy day, news of the Pallid Swift being relocated at the Star Castle resulted in us legging it up the slope to witness this southern European wonder!

Thursday 20 October 2022

20 Oct 2022 - Osprey at Longstone's Cafe, ST Marys, Scilly

Enjoyed fabulous views of this young Osprey as it toured the islands today - two fly-bysas we sat at Longstones!

Wednesday 19 October 2022

19 Oct 2022 - Red Cage Fungus, Sallyport, St Marys, Isles of Scilly

Red Cage Fungus was seen at Sallyport within an hour of landing on St Marys - what a stunning structure!


Friday 14 October 2022

14 Oct 2022 - Blackburnian Warbler, Bryher, Isles of Scilly

The 1st winter male Blackburnian Warbler on Bryher, IOS, was a great Friday treat! Nice to see loads of familiar faces. The stuff of dreams - if you're that way inclined... and 'no'. I didn't want to leave it until next week when I have a holiday on Scilly... A few other bits photographed on the islands as I awaited my helicopter to whisk me back to the mainland.

Sunday 9 October 2022

9 Oct 2022 - Red-footed Falcon at Elmley NNR

The first-year Red-footed Falcon at Elmley NNR is simply stunning! Harsh light and other usual photographic excuses...