Wednesday 14th to Monday 19th January 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese between Pendrathen and Bar Point.

Samson – A Spoonbill.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Jack Snipe was in Lower Moors.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – A Jack Snipe and the first Skylark of the year.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were still between Pendrathen and Bar Point.

St. Agnes – 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 12 Linnets, the latter is a scarce bird on Scilly in winter.

St. Martin’s – 2 Slavonian Grebes between Higher Town Quay and the Eastern Isles.

Sunday’s birds were:

Samson – A Black Duck was seen briefly off-shore.

St. Mary’s – The 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Common Gulls, 2 Greenshanks and a Whimbrel were at Pendrathen. A Sanderling, 11 Ringed Plovers and 2 Black Redstarts were at Porthloo. 3 Greenshanks & 2 Redshanks were at Porth Hellick, a Greenshank was in Old Town Bay and 22 Meadow Pipits were on the Airfield.

Eastern Isles – 100+ Kittiwakes.

Monday’s birds were:

Samson – 3 Spoonbills and a Black Duck was seen briefly off-shore.

Tresco – 2 Black-necked Grebes were east of Carn Near.

St. Martin’s – 2 Slavonian Grebes between Higher Town Quay and the Eastern Isles.

St. Mary’s – A Great Northern Diver was at Porth Mellon, 5 Black Redstarts were at Porthcressa/Little Porth, another was on Porthloo Beach and one was at Shark’s Pit.

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th January 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit and a Common Sandpiper was in Old Town Bay.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 85+ Black-headed Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Common Gull, an Iceland Gull & 3 Black Redstarts were at Porthcressa and nearby a Siberian Chiffchaff was feeding in gardens at Parson’s Field. The 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were still between Pendrathen and Bar Point.

Eastern Isles – A Balearic Shearwater flew west at Hats Buoy and a Great Northern Diver was off Little Arthur headland.

Samson – A Spoonbill.

Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th January 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart made a trip to Porth Mellon before returning to Shark’s Pit and a Long-eared Owl was still at Trewince.

St. Agnes – 2 Jack Snipes.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit, 3 Black Redstarts were at Little Porth, a Yellow-browed Warbler was in Lower Moors and an Iceland Gull flew past Morning Point.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart again made a trip to Porth Mellon before returning to Shark’s Pit, 3 Black Redstarts were on Porthloo Beach and the Yellow-browed Warbler was still in Lower Moors.

St. Agnes – A Siberian Chiffchaff was at Lower Town Farm.

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd January 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit, a Long-tailed Duck was off the Old Quay in Hugh town and a Kingfisher was on Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors.

Tresco – A Barnacle Goose and a Little Grebe.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit and 2 Long-eared Owls were at Trewince.

Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st December 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit and in the Porthloo/Shark’s Pit area were 2 Black Redstarts, 10+ Stonechats, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Grey Wagtails, 3 Ringed Plovers, 3 Sanderlings & a Greenshank. In the Rosehill/Lower Moors area were 3 Water Rails, a Jack Snipe, a Common Snipe and a Redwing.

Tresco – A quick boar trip to Tresco and back produced a Dunlin on Stony Island, a Spoonbill on Green Island & a Whimbrel on Skirt Island.

St. Agnes – A Dunlin, a Whimbrel, 2 Jack Snipes, a Merlin, a Linnet and a Siberian Chiffchaff.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit and 4 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, a Kittiwake, 11 Curlews, a Whimbrel & 6 Greenshanks were at Pendrathen

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit and a Yellow-browed Warbler & a Teal were in Lower Moors. A Water Pipit was between Pendrathen and Bar Point.

Tresco – The Barnacle Goose was still on Simpson’s Field, 2 drake Shovelers, 2 Little Grebes & 10+ Teal were on the Great Pool with a Reed Bunting in the reeds. Also on the island were 10+ Redwings, 2 Fieldfares and 6 Chiffchaffs including 1 Tristis. 2 Black-necked Grebes were in Tresco Channel.

Eastern Black Redstart 2, Shark's Pit, 01.12.14, Martin Goodey

The ISBG would like to extend our sincere thanks for your continued support in 2014. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hope to see some of you on the islands in 2015!