|Wryneck - Borough Farm|
We started to wend our way back down the island taking in a showy Wryneck at Borough Farm which was using the hedges to hide in before feeding avidly on the floor. At this point I decided to leave Jay and Paz at the Riding Stables and head down to Rocky Hills as a 'funny' looking Reed Warbler had been found. I arrived and saw the bird straight away and it looked pretty standard to me so I began to wander off. Then the pager mega'd which usually not bothered when on the Scillies as news normally comes out on the radio first. I looked down however and it read...
MEGA: SCILLY - SORA on Tresco at Great Pool
I legged it to the quay and eventually met Jay and Paz there and we all got the boat over. This was a massive bird for me and I was desperate to see it. Soon enough the boat was full and we were on our way. I pretty much ran the whole way from Carn Near to the Swarovski Hide and had brilliant views in the end of this stunning american rail. I was chuffed to bits and it made the whole trip for me. A magic bird and best of all it was an adult which was the plumage I so wanted to see.