‘Mega Rarity’ Spotted On St Mary’s

The great blue heron, photographed by Robin Mawer.

The great blue heron, photographed by Robin Mawer.

Scilly’s birdwatchers had a treat yesterday as what’s been described as a ‘mega rarity’ turned up.

A great blue heron was seen around Old Town Bay yesterday evening after making an earlier appearance around the Lower Moors of St Mary’s.

If it’s still here later today, it’s thought that it will encourage ornithologists to travel over because it is so unusual.

This is only the second sighting in the UK and Scilly of the bird, which is normally seen in North America or in the Canaries or Azores.



2 Responses to ‘Mega Rarity’ Spotted On St Mary’s

  1. Jeff Eastick April 15, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Interesting to see how number of day trippers on Scillonian 111 on Thursday and Friday compare to normal .

    • John J April 15, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Apparently today (Wed) it was fully booked.