Really good day on Scilly last Monday. The Black-and-white Warbler was all I ever expected and more; a stunning humbug of a bird with striking call and lovely ochre-yellow feet. Outstanding. Other great birds seen included a Red-eyed Vireo, Ashley Howe's remarkably tame juvenile Blue-winged Teal, and of course a splendid juvenile Solitary Sandpiper thrown in for good measure. Scilly on fire for the first time this century? Let's see how the next month goes.
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