Tuesday, 20 September 2011

What's the twitch?

One for the oldies, any ideas?

Ok, a few clues:

- I was only 9 years old at this twitch
- the bird in question didn't survive the night

Still no idea!

- it was the second species of "Coccyzus" of the day

By the way, you won't see me in the photo as I had pushed my way through the crowd to get some decent views of the bird, leaving my Dad at the back

Answers on a postcard to :The junction of Porthloo Lane and Telegraph Rd, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.


  1. Blimey, I wondered immediately if it was the Black-billed Cuckoo on Mary's in 85. Presumably it is? I Remember running for both cuckoos and the Rose-breasted Grosbeak that day too. That'd finish me off if I tried that now I reckon!

  2. Haha! Only just seen your comment, what a day that was?!? Happy days!