Thursday 18th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Corncrake, Lower Moors (Robin Mawer)

St. Mary’s – A Corncrake was caught and ringed at Porth Hellick. A Ruff, 3 Snipe, a Wryneck, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Whinchats and a Common Redstart were in Lower Moors. A Red-breasted Flycatcher was between Newford Duck Pond and Watermill and also in the area were 3 Pied Flycatchers and 8 Spotted Flycatchers. A Common Sandpiper was on Porthcressa Beach, a Kingfisher was on the Garrison and a Wryneck was behind Porthloo Farmhouse.

Tresco – A Common & a Green Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Little Stints, 2 Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Spotted Redshank, a Spotted Crake, a Yellow Wagtail and an Ortolan Bunting. An Arctic Tern was in Tresco Channel.

Ortolan Bunting, Tresco (Robin Mawer)

St. Agnes – 2 Little Stints ( 1of which was killed by a Water Rail), a Ruff, a Wryneck, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Common Rosefinch.

Bryher – A Wryneck, 3 Whinchats, 8 Spotted Flycatchers and a probable Barred Warbler.

St. Martin’s – 3 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Whinchats, 9 Spotted Flycatchers and a Common Redstart.

Pelagic trip – 20 European Storm-petrels, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Mediterranean Gulls. 3 Sabine’s Gulls, 4 Great Skuas, 20 Common Dolphins and 2 Blue Sharks.

Wednesday 17th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Wryneck, a Pied Flycatcher and 7 Spotted Flycatchers were in the Garrison pines. A Red-breasted Flycatcher and a Pied Flycatcher were in trees along the road between Newford Duck Pond and the top of Watermill. 2 Curlew Sandpipers, Kingfisher and a Pied Flycatcher were at Porth Hellick. A Ruff, 5 Snipe & a Kingfisher were in Lower Moors and single Spotted Flycatchers were in Holy Vale and on Sandy Lane , where there was also a Garden Warbler. A Swift and 2 Whinchats were on Porthloo Lane.

Tresco – 2 Little Stints, 2 Ruff, a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Spotted Crake a Yellow-browed Warbler and an Ortolan Bunting.

St. Agnes – 2 Little Stints, 6 Curlew Sandpipers and a Turtle Dove

Tuesday 16th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Ruff, Lower Moors (M.Goodey)

St. Mary’s – 2 Ruff, 7 Snipe, a Kingfisher and the first Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn were in Lower Moors. A Corncrake was near Deep Point, single Wrynecks were near the windsock on the airfield & on Peninnis, a Yellow Wagtail & a Pied Flycatcher were at Porth Hellick, 3 Spotted Flycatchers were at Carn Friars and a Kingfisher & 3 Pied Flycatchers were on the Garrison.

Tresco – The Ortolan Bunting, the Spotted Crake, the Little Stints, the 2 Curlew Sandpipers, the 2 Ruff, the Green & the Common Sandpiper and the Black-tailed Godwit were all still present.

St. Agnes – 2 Little Stints, 6 Curlew Sandpipers, 11 Dunlins, a Kingfisher, 2 Whinchats and a Pied Flycatcher.

Monday 15th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 11 Greenshanks & a Kingfisher were at Porth Hellick, a Wryneck, a Whinchat & a Lesser Whitethroat were at Carn Friars, 2 Firecrests were in Holy Vale, 2 Yellow Wagtails were in High Lanes, 6 Mediterranean Gulls were at Porthloo, 1 was in Porthcressa Bay and 1 was at Bar Point, were there was also an Arctic Tern. A Ruff was in Lower Moors.

Tresco – An Ortolan Bunting, a Spotted Crake, 2 Little Stints, 34 Greenshanks, 2 Spotted Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper’ 2 Ruff, a Little Grebe, a Black Tern, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Whinchats, a Common Redstart, 4 Yellow Wagtails.

Bryher – 2 Little Stints, a Mediterranean Gull, a Wryneck, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Whinchats, 2 Pied Flycatchers and Lapland Bunting.

St. Agnes – 5 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Little Stints, an Osprey, a Tree Pipit and a Garden Warbler.

St. Martin’s – A Wryneck, a Whinchat and a Wood Warbler.

Pelagic trip – 15 European Storm-petrels, a Sooty Shearwater, a Mediterranean Gull, a Great Skua, and 3 Arctic Terns

Sunday 14th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Greenish Warbler was in the Dead Pine Walk at the Star Castle end also there was a Spotted Flycatcher. A Mediterranean Gull was in the harbour and a Common Redstart & a Yellow Wagtail were in Lower Moors.

Tresco – A Little Grebe, a Pintail, 13 Greenshanks, 5 Common Redshanks, 2 Spotted Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Little Stint, 4 Dunlins, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Spotted Crake, 2 Yellow Wagtails, a Red-breasted Flycatcher and a Common Rosefinch. A Little Tern was between Tresco and Teän.

St. Agnes – 4 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Little Stints.

Bryher – A Common Redstart and a Whinchat.

St. Martins – 3 Whinchats, a Pied Flycatcher and a Little Bunting

Saturday 13th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Tresco – A juvenile **Whiskered Tern** was seen at the western end of the Great Pool, this was only the second record for Scilly, the first being one shot in August 1851!

Also on the island were a Spotted Crake, a Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Little Stints, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Common and a Green Sandpiper.

Bryher – A Whimbrel, a Kingfisher, 3 Wrynecks, a Marsh Harrier, 4 Whinchats, a Pied Flycatcher, a Garden Warbler and a Lapland Bunting.

St. Agnes – A Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpipers, a Turtle Dove and a juvenile Rose-coloured Starling.

St. Mary’s – 6 Greenshanks, a Redshank, a Grey, 6 White & 5 Yellow Wagtails were at Porth Hellick and a Whinchat was at Porthloo,

Friday 12th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Wryneck, a Lapwing & 6 Yellow Wagtails were at Porth Hellick, 3 Spotted Flycatchers were along Sandy Lane & 1 was on Rocky Hill. A Firecrest was on the Garrison, 2 Common Whitethroats & 2 Whinchats were at Carn Friars Farm and single Whinchats were at Longstone & in the Standing Stones field at lower Moors. An Arctic Skua flew past Pelistry Bay.

Tresco – A Spotted Crake, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Little Stints, a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whinchats and a Common Redstart.

Bryher – A Curlew Sandpiper, a Wryneck and a Pied Flycatcher.

St. Agnes – A juvenile Rose-coloured Starling, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, a Wryneck, a Kingfisher and 3 Yellow Wagtails.

St. Martin’s – A Yellow Wagtail, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 5 Whinchats and a Common Whitethroat.

Thursday 11th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – A Booted Warbler frequented the banks above Porth Coose and Periglis beach. Also on the island were 3 Curlew Sandpipers.

St. Mary’s – A Lapwing was at Porth Hellick and a Hobby was seen over Longstone & Lower Moors.

Tresco – A Spotted Crake, 2 Spotted Redshanks, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Pintail, 2 Wigeons, 3 Shovelers, a Common Swift and 2 Whinchats. A Mediterranean Gull was in Tresco channel.

Bryher – A Curlew Sandpiper, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Short-eared Owl, a Common Swift, a Common Redstart, 2 Whinchats and 2 Spotted Flycatchers.

Pelagic trip – 20+ European Storm-petrels and 2 Great Skuas

Wednesday 10th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Wryneck was in fields along the coastal path between Juliet’s Garden & the golf course, a Mediterranean Gull was in The Roads and a Spotted Flycatcher was at Harry’s Walls.

Tresco – A Spotted Crake, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Little Grebe, 3 Wigeons, 2 Shovelers, a Pintail and 2 Yellow Wagtails.

Bryher – A Ruff, a Wryneck and a Tree Pipit.

St. Martin’s – An Icterine Warbler and a Red-backed Shrike