Thursday 19 September 2013
We are off to The Scillies for a week on Saturday. We decided to try something a bit different this year and go a week or even two weeks earlier than we have been previously. In recent years we have favoured Shetland for our autumn birding break, but having not been to Scilly for a few years we plumped for the picturesque island of the south west coast of Cornwall. The weather looks to be pretty good with significant fronts coming across the Atlantic. Today's Baltimore Oriole on Unst, Shetland, shows the yankee megas are making it over, fingers crossed they are not all going to fall up north though. So watch this space. Hopefully there'll be plenty to see and a tick or two thrown in for good measure.