On the 11th October:

1979

All day on St. Agnes where we saw 2 Grey Wagtails, 5 Whinchats, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Willow Warblers, 9 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 3 Turtle Doves, 2 Wheatears, a Ruff, 6 Golden Plovers, a Pied Flycatcher, 13 Wigeon, a Snipe, 5 Grey Plovers, 9 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Kestrel, 2 Crows, an owl which was possibly a Long-eared, a Cormorant, a Greenshank, a Grey Heron, 2 Whimbrel and a Tawny Pipit.

1980

A sunnier day, still with the odd shower and still windy, on St. Agnes we saw 2 Spotted Flycatchers, a Yellow Wagtail, a Firecrest and a Red-breasted Flycatcher. On Gugh we saw the Isabelline Shrike again, a Whimbrel and a Fieldfare. Later, we took the boat to St. Mary's, where we stayed overnight.

1983

The day started on St. Agnes watching the immature male Rose-breasted Grosbeak again. Then we took the boat to St. Mary's where there was a Cliff Swallow, a new British bird for us.

Later, back on St. Agnes we saw 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Northern Parula Warbler, another new British bird for us.

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