|11 Whooper Swans - an adult and 2 juvs shown here
|Whooper Swan is a scarce bird on Scilly...
|...though 6 were also on Tresco at the same time.
|A small flock of Greenland White-fronted Geese - all young birds judging by the absence of black patches on their bellies.
|Initially wary, they stayed in the most well-hidden corner of Porth Hellick Pool...
|...but on my second visit they came very close to the hide. A rare bird on Scilly.
|2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese also came in with the Geese (another Scilly scarcity, though slightly commoner than its Dark-bellied cousin, of which I saw four on the sea off St Mary's)
|The pair of Pale-bellied Brent Geese together
|And finally, an actual duck - a female Ring-necked - surprisingly rare perhaps given how many turn up on the mainland, but still the most common trans-Atlantic duck to appear on the islands