Sunday 22nd to Tuesday 24th March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Desert Wheatear 1, St. Agnes, 22.0.315, Martin Goodey

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Stone Curlew was on and around the airfield.

St. Agnes – The first-summer male Desert Wheatear was still at Porth Askin.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls were off Morning Point.

St. Agnes – The first-summer male Desert Wheatear was still at Porth Askin.

Tresco – The Green-winged Teal was still on the Great Pool.

Samson – 2 Spoonbills.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – The first-summer male Desert Wheatear was still at Porth Askin.

Tresco – The Green-winged Teal was still on the Great Pool.

Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck was still in Porthcressa Bay, the first Willow Warbler of the year was singing on rocks between Porthloo & Shark’s Pit and 7 Black Redstarts were on the island.

Thursday’s birds :

St. Mary’s – A Black Redstart was at Deep Point and a Willow Warbler was in Lower Moors.

Tresco – The Black Duck and 2 Northern Wheatears.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – The Barnacle Goose was on the Big Pool.

St. Mary’s – The Barnacle Goose was on Porth Hellick Pool in the evening. A Willow Warbler and the first 2 Sand Martins of the year were on the Garrison.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – A male Desert Wheatear was found at Porth Askin, a Siberian Chiffchaff was at the campsite and a Northern Wheatear was on Castella Down.

Tresco – A Green-winged Teal (probably the one from last autumn) was on the Great Pool and the Black Duck & the Barnacle Goose were on Abbey Pool.

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck was still in Porthcressa Bay.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck was still in Porthcressa Bay, a Kingfisher was in Lower Moors and a Firecrest was behind Carreg Dhu Gardens.

Tresco – A Black-necked Grebe was off Carn Near.

Bryher – A Spoonbill was on the pool and a Short-eared Owl was at Rushy Bay

Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Ring Billed Gull, Porthloo (Will Scott)

Ring Billed Gull, Porthloo (Will Scott)

There were no reports for Tuesday

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 3 Wheatears, 3 Blackcaps and a Firecrest on the Garrison.

Thursday and Friday no reports.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The adult Ring-billed Gull was on Porth Hellick Pool briefly before flying off over Kittydown and a Firecrest was caught and ringed at Porth Hellick.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The adult Ring-billed Gull was at Porthloo Duck Pond, 3 White Wagtails were at Longstone and the Long-tailed Duck reappeared in Porthcressa Bay. Two Firecrests were caught and ringed at Porthellick.

Tresco – The Black Duck was in Pentle Bay.

Friday 6th to Monday 9th March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The adult Ring-billed Gull flew over the dump.

There were no reports for Saturday

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull was at Morning Point.

Tresco – A Black Redstart.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Firecrest was at Rosehill, a Grey Wagtail was in Lower Moors and the first Wheatear of the year was seen on the coastal path between Porth Hellick and Deep Point.

Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck was still in Porthcressa Bay.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck was still in Porthcressa Bay and a Black Redstart was at Little Porth.

Tresco – The Black Duck and the Barnacle Goose were still on the Abbey Pool.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – An adult Ring-billed Gull visited the pool in Lower Moors briefly and there was also a Kingfisher.

Tresco – The Black Duck was still on the Abbey Pool and a Spoonbill was at Appletree Bay before flying towards Samson.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The adult Ring-billed Gull was touring the island, sighted at Porth Hellick Pool, in Old Town Bay and at Porth Mellon.

Tuesday 24th February to Sunday 1st March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Long-tailed Duck (J.Pender)

Long-tailed Duck (J.Pender)

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck and a Great Northern Diver were in Porthcressa Bay. A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Porth Mellon, 2 Black Redstarts were at Little Porth and a Firecrest was on Salakee Lane.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck and a juvenile Iceland Gull were in Porthcressa Bay.

The only report for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday was:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck was still in Porthcressa Bay.

 

Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st February 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Long-tailed Duck (J.Pender)Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A ringed female Kingfisher was in front of the ISBG Hide.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Firecrest was at Carreg Dhu Gardens.

Tresco – The Long-tailed Duck was still off New Grimsby.

Bryher – The Long-eared Owl and Hooded Crow were still present.

St Martin’s – The 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were still present.

Thursday’s birds were:

Tresco – The Black Duck was again on Abbey Pool and the Long-tailed Duck was still off New Grimsby.

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