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St Mary's Isles of Scilly

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Watermill Cove
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Watermill Cove

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Site Details

Main island in the Scillies and major rarity hotspot. Key areas include: Holy Vale, Lower Moors, Porthellick Pool, Salakee, Airfield, Golf Course, Watermill Cove, Peninnis and Giant's Castle (for seawatching).

Birding Sites in the St Mary's Area

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Roads and footpaths, and many coastal heaths and headlands have open access. Some permitted paths are opened during migration season in October.

Key Areas / Routes

Porthellick Pool (waders and crakes); Airport (pipits and Dotterel); Lower Moors (waders, warblers); Hugh Town Garrison (warblers, Wrynecks).

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