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St Mary’s - The 1st winter RING-BILLED GULL was still on the airfield
St Martin’s – A GREAT-WHITE EGRET was on the flats below Middle Town just before dusk
St Mary’s - The 1st winter RING-BILLED GULL was still on the airfield and showing well. Single Yellow-browed Warblers were on the Porth Hellick Loop, by the seaward hide and in Lower Moors. The latter site also hosted a Firecrest and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs
St. Mary’s – A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Siberian Chiffchaff were in the ‘Dump Clump’.
St. Mary’s – A major rarity for Scilly, a first-winter RING-BILLED GULL was on the airfield. Also there were 5 Skylarks a Golden Plover and a near summer-plumage male Wheatear.
St. Mary’s – The Ring-billed Gull was again on the airfield, a Short-eared Owl was on the golf course and a Yellow-browed Warbler was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick. There was an obvious influx of Common Snipe with 30 at Porth Hellick and 25 at Lower Moors.
St. Agnes – A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Short-eared Owl
St. Mary’s – A Snow Bunting was at Trenoweth and 2 Black Redstarts were on Porthloo Beach with further singles in Old Town Bay, Porth Thomas and Porth Mellon. 6 Redwings & a Fieldfare were on Peninnis and 3 Common Snipe, a Greenshank and a Kingfisher were in Lower Moors.
Tresco – There was no sign of the 2 American Wigeons or the Green-winged Teal, but 2 Jack Snipes were on the Great Pool and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were at Rowesfield Crossroads.
St. Mary’s – The Subalpine Warbler & a Siberian Chiffchaff were at Pelistry and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers & a Siberian Chiffchaff were at Newford Duck Pond.
Tresco – 2 American Wigeons, a Green-winged Teal, 2 Shovelers, 4 Whooper Swans, a Spoonbill, 33 Greenshanks, 17 Redshanks, a juvenile Rose-coloured Starling and 3 Reed Buntings.
St. Agnes – 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in the Parsonage Garden.
St. Mary’s - The SUBALPINE WARBLER, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Mistle Thrush, 6 Siskins and a Reed Bunting were at Pelistry. The Red-backed Shrike was still at Porth Hellick, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were at Newford Duck Pond and a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Siberian Chiffchaff & a Jack Snipe were in Lower Moors.
Tresco – A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was on the Great Pool, this is a major rarity on Scilly. The 2 American Wigeons and the Green-winged Teal were still present and also on the island were 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Firecrest.
St. Agnes – 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were in the Parsonage, 3 Black Redstarts were on Periglis Beach and a Balearic Shearwater, a Manx Shearwater, a Great Northern Diver & a Pomarine Skua flew past Horse Point.
St. Mary’s – A SUBALPINE WARBLER and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were at Pelistry. 1 Short-toed Lark was still on the airfield and a Kingfisher, a Red-backed Shrike & a late Willow Warbler were at Porth Hellick. 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 1st-winter Mediterranean Gulls, 30 Kittiwakes & an Arctic Skua were in The Roads and a Merlin flew over Hugh Town. 10 Black Redstarts were on Porthloo Beach and a Yellow-browed Warbler was in Old town churchyard with 2 more at Newford Duck Pond, where there were also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs.
St. Agnes – 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Black Redstart.
Samson – 2 Spoonbills and 5 Shelducks were on Green Island
American Wigeon – The 1st winter male and a female were on the Great Pool, Tresco.
Green-winged Teal – 1 was still on the Great Pool, Tresco.
Red-throated Pipit – 1 on St. Agnes.
Short-toed Lark – Records of 1 on the airfield, 1 Carn Friars and 2 Higher Moors probably concern the original 3 from the airfield.
Rose-coloured Starling – 1 on Tresco.
Red-backed Shrike– 1 Porth Hellick.
Spotted Crake – 1 at Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors and 1 Porth Hellick Pool. Continue reading
American Wigeon & Green-winged Tea l– No reports on any wildfowl and waterbirds as no-one went to Tresco.
Red-throated Pipit – 1 on the airfield and 1 on St. Agnes.
Short-toed Lark – 1 on the airfield.
Rose-coloured Starling – 1 near Tolman’s Café.
Red-backed Shrike – 1 Porth Hellick.
Ortolan Bunting – 1 still on St. Agnes Continue reading