If any Gloucestershire birders are going to the Scillies at this time of year (is there tea in China?)  say hello to Sarah Mason.  Sarah seems to have done most jobs at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust over the last few years, and she has now moved on to become the new head of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.

And here’s the recent sightings list from the Isles of Scilly Bird Group (October 2013, strong south-westerlies, if you’re reading this long after it’s written). Those of us marooned in the Cotswolds are eating our hearts out.