Great start. Fog has stopped all flights to Scilly. Excellent. We’re due to fly tomorrow, but the forecast looks bad again for most of Friday. And so tomorrow morning we’re transferring to the Scillonian 3, the best boat ever. Sort of. Since I first went on it, just some time before my balls dropped, people have been telling me that it’s about to be scrapped and replaced by the Scillonian 4. Just last week I heard that again. As you can see from the photo, the Scillonian 3 has still got a few years left in her yet, the filthy owd hooer.
What’s still on Scilly? Well this fog is thankfully delaying the great clear-out, and despite the Upland Sandpiper being invisible behind a veil of air-porridge, the biggies are still patiently waiting for me. Even the Waterthrush has been behaving better than usual, having put in quite a few appearances today – come on, stick it for just one more night, you dirty little slapper. The Wilson’s Snipe is back, Least Sandpiper, Red-throated Pipit, Subalpine Warbler… blah blah blah… and a pipit on St.Agnes which could turn out to be Blyth’s. These be exciting times.
So there you go. Have a nice day/evening/morning.
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