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

Tuesday 9th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – The Wryneck was still in Lower Moors and an Osprey flew over the Mermaid Inn car park and was later seen over Gugh. A Kingfisher was at Porthloo, a Spotted Flycatcher was in Holy Vale and 2 Pied Flycatchers were on the island.

Bryher – A Ruff, a Wryneck, a Whinchat and 4 Common Whitethroats.

Tresco – A Pintail, a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers and a Tree Pipit.

St. Agnes – A Kingfisher, a Whinchat and 2 Common Whitethroats.

Pelagic trip – 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 30+ European Storm-petrels, a Blue Fulmar and a Pomarine Skua. 2 Blue Sharks were caught, tagged and released.

Monday 8th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 6 Greenshanks, 3 Dunlins, a Water Rail & a Kingfisher were at Porth Hellick and a Common Snipe, 2 Kingfishers and a Wryneck were in Lower Moors. A Black-tailed Godwit was on Porthcressa Beach.

Bryher – A Curlew Sandpiper, a Wryneck, a Yellow Wagtail and 40+ Wheatears.

Tresco – A Pectoral Sandpiper and a Black-tailed Godwit.

St. Agnes – A Curlew Sandpiper and a Dunlin.

St. Martin’s – 200+ Sanderlings, a Tree Pipit, 4 Whinchat and 3 Spotted Flycatchers

Sunday 7th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 10+ Common Whitethroats and 5 Whinchats were on the island. 2 Common Snipe and a Wryneck were in Lower Moors.

Tresco – A Pectoral Sandpiper, 10 Dunlins, 2 Knots, a Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Little Egrets, a ring-tailed Hen Harrier, a Hobby and a Whinchat.

Bryher – A Wryneck, a Pied Flycatcher and a Whinchat.

St. Agnes – A juvenile Rose-coloured Starling, a Knot, 11 Little Egrets, 2 Tree Pipits, 2 Whinchats and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Teän – 80 Curlews.

Saturday 6th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 13 Greenshanks, a Redshank, 2 Dunlins, a Snipe, a Kingfisher and a Pied Flycatcher were at Porth Hellick. 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Snipe, a Kingfisher, a Wryneck, 5 Grey Wagtails and a Garden Warbler were in Lower Moors. A Tree Pipit, a Whinchat, a Pied Flycatcher and a Common Whitethroat were on the Garrison.

Bryher – 3 juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers, 8 Dunlins, 2 Wrynecks and 5 Spotted Flycatchers.

St. Agnes – 4 White Wagtails, a Common Redstart and the juvenile Rose-coloured Starling was still present.

Tresco – A Pied Flycatcher.

St. Martin’s – 8 White Wagtails, 12 Spotted Flycatchers and 2 Pied Flycatchers

Friday 5th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 13 Greenshanks were at Porth Hellick, a Wryneck was on Peninnis, a Kingfisher was at Old Town, 2 Pied Flycatchers & 2 Spotted Flycatchers were on the Garrison and single Spotted Flycatchers were on Peninnis & in Holy Vale.

St. Agnes – A Wryneck, 2 Yellow Wagtails, a Whinchat, 6 Spotted Flycatchers and a juvenile Rose-coloured Starling.

Bryher – 2 Wrynecks, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 15+ Spotted Flycatchers and a Hooded Crow.

Tresco – 3 Black-tailed Godwits

Thursday 4th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Wryneck & a Whinchat were on Peninnis, the Common Redstart was still near Star Castle on the Garrison and 3 Snipe, a Kingfisher, a Wryneck & a Grey Wagtail were in Lower Moors.

St. Agnes – A Dunlin, a Whimbrel, a Whinchat and a juvenile Rose-coloured Starling.

Pelagic trip – The evening outing produced 40+ European Storm-petrels, 5 Great and 2 Arctic Skuas