Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Bird of the Century

My old mates and birding friends on the Isles of Scilly have just made history they just found a Mega Bird, not just a mega but a mega of mega's ?

Egyptian vulture has been seen in the UK for the first time in what is believed to be more than 150 years.
The bird in question is Egyptian Vulture Described as a "once-in-a-century" sighting, it is thought it may have come to the Isles of Scilly from Northern France.

Egyptian Vulture Tresco Isles of Scilly

If the "incredibly rare" sighting is confirmed to be a wild bird, it would be the first since 1868,  mind-blowing?
Birdwatchers are expected to flock to the isles for a chance to spot it before it moves on

Wow-what a bird for Scilly and so very glad, my friend  Will Wagstaff  ( A legend ) was in on it, well done Will.
Primetime BBC 6 o'clock news  crazy

 It got me wondering what my Scilly list would now be when I left the Isles of Scilly. I was on 377  give or take a few splits not bad for a few square miles of land.

 Will Wagstaff, was at that time already over 400 so "Wills Scilly list" must be on loads more?
Will,  can you let me know where you are now?

Scilly Birders are normally very well travelled and have seen loads of rare birds around the globe and on Scilly, which is a major asset to them. Their awareness of the unthinkable is unthinkable and they are probably some of the best birders in the UK and are very much respected worldwide,

Great bird, so so, happy for the guys on Scilly
Make the news
Hope no resident birder missed it
Bryan Thomas

Egyptian Vulture

My photo from the Pyrenees 

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