Wednesday 17th June 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A possible Eleanora’s Falcon flew over Lower Moors at 15:50. 3 Bee-eaters which were at Rosehill were then seen flying over Old Town Bay, a Purple Heron was at Porth Hellick and a Hobby flew past Giants’ Castle.

Tresco – The pair of American Wigeons were still on the Great Pool.

Bryher – The 3 Bee-eaters were on the island in the morning.

Monday 15th June 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – In the evening the Purple Heron flew from Porth Hellick and landed on the Project Pool behind the tip and then later on flew back towards Porth Hellick. The Jackdaw was still at Porth Minnick.

Tresco – The pair of American Wigeon were still on the Great Pool and 2 Bee-eaters were near the Old Block House. Also on the island were 3 Common Swifts, a Common Buzzard and a Redshank

Bryher – 3 Bee-eaters

Sunday 14th June 2015 Ios Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Purple Heron flew over Porth Hellick Pool in the evening, also there were 6 Common Swifts and a White Wagtail was in Lower Moors.

Tresco – A pair of American Wigeons were on the Great Pool, also on the island were 2 Tufted Ducks, a Sanderling and a Common Buzzard.

Island waters – 50 Common Dolphins were off Peninnis Head and 10 Risso’s Dolphins were between Annet and St. Mary’s

Tuesday 9th June 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Martins – The Black Stork flew over the sheep fields towards the Daymark at 15:40. Also on the island was a Spotted Flycatcher.

St. Mary’s – 11 Red kites flew over Morning Point on the Garrison, a Night Heron flew out of Lower Moors at 21:50, a Hen Harrier was at Telegraph, a Black Redstart was at Porth Thomas and 10 Common Swifts were over the island. On a sad note a dead male Little Bittern was found at Carn Gwaval School.

St. Agnes – 9 Red Kites, the 12 Bee-eaters still present and 8 Common Swifts.

Gugh – A Short-toed Lark and a Spotted Flycatcher.

Tresco – 3 Common Swifts.

Monday 8th June 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Bryher – As part of the influx into Cornwall, an unprecedented 30 Red Kites were seen over Bryher and some were later seen on other islands.

St. Mary’s – 4 Red Kites were over Harry’s Walls, but the bird of the Day was a Black Stork that flew over Hugh Town and then over the Garrison towards St. Agnes, this was only the 8th record for Scilly. Also on the island were 2 Common Swifts and a Hobby.

St. Agnes – The Bee-eater count was up to 12!, there were also 4 Red Kites and the Black Stork flew over the island and was never seen again.

Tresco – A Hobby and 3 Common Swifts.

Annet – A Red Kite and the Common Crane was still present.