02/05/2015 St Mary's, Scilly

Great Blue Heron: From Somerset we headed straight to Penzance, after getting stuck in bank holiday traffic - new rule don't travel 400 miles at the start of a bank holiday weekend.
We took a morning voyage on  the Scillonian III passenger ferry.

When we arrived on solid ground we made our way through the busy streets of St Mary's towards Lower Moors. St Mary's was hosting a popular boat race and live music event which was the reason for the island being full.
Once we arrived the bird was sitting at the back of a small pond, hey presto another UKMEGA and only the 2nd for the UK!
Initially the bird was a little bit too far for my liking but once Dawn and I left for some lunch at the nearby Juliet's Garden Restaurant, that I would highly recommend, we went back for our last look and this time the bird was down to a few feet from the hide.
The bird however was slightly obscured behind some reeds but once it came out it was like being at a red carpet event as the sound of shutters opened and closed, mine included.
Common Dolphin: Nobody told me how bad the ferry is, the sea was rough and we both felt a bit queasy so we sat up on deck and distracted ourselves by watching dozens of Manxies, Gannet and even a couple of Dolphins.

An excellent trip to see a great bird, very pleased indeed!