Well drove down to Penzance through the night thursday ready for the flight across to the Scillies. We got there at about 7.30 but the chopper didn't go til about 11ish so we took a look round marazion in the hope of an Aquatic which I was hoping for, spoke to a local who said basically forget it they don't get them anymore. I'd heard the RSPB had altered (read fucked up) the habitat but the bloke reckons the haabitat is pretty much the same as it always was, they even do a lot of ringing there but just don't catch any!! Bizarro.
Did get a consolation in the form of a stupid Spot Crake really approachable, at one point it was only 2 foot from my feet, reminded me of the famous Sunderland Baillon's.
a pair of Water Rails
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