this afternoon - a nice find during son’s birthday walk…
Saturday 29 October 2022
Wednesday 26 October 2022
A fabulous wee fungal foray in Devon on the way home from Scilly this afternoon. Lion’s Mane (on Beech) thanks to @JLyon_62
Tuesday 25 October 2022
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
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
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
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!
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
Enjoyed fabulous views of this young Osprey as it toured the islands today - two fly-bysas we sat at Longstones!
Wednesday 19 October 2022
Red Cage Fungus was seen at Sallyport within an hour of landing on St Marys - what a stunning structure!
Friday 14 October 2022
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.