Friday 8th May 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’s  – The first Common Crane since 2004 was found at Porth Hellick this morning before being seen in several locations around the island on a foggy morning. At least two Night Herons were seen in flight over Lower Moors today but there has been no sign of the Great Blue Heron so far.

St Martin’s –  A Wryneck was near Little Arthur Farm cafe; a Short-toed Lark originally found near Little Arthur Farm moved to the paths on the north side of the island. Five Golden Orioles were moving along the ridge of the island and were least seen heading towards Top Rock Hill. Also on the island today were ten Common Whitethroats, some Sedge Warblers, a Skylark, fourteen Golden Plovers, a Pied Wagtail, a Whinchat and two Spotted Flycatchers.

Thursday 7th May 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’s –  The Great Blue Heron was reported in the morning in Lower Moors but was not seen subsequently. The female Garganey had moved to Shooters Pool on Lower Moors.

Bryher – The female type Golden Oriole was seen again , this time around Samson Hill. Three Tree Pipits, two Swifts and a Yellow Wagtail were also seen on the island

St Martin’s –  Fifteen Golden Plovers were on the northern side of the island and a Yellow Wagtail was near Little Arthur Farm. Three Great Northern Divers were seen in Great Bay and towards the Eastern Isles.

St Agnes – The male Golden Oriole was seen again near Lower Town.

Wednesday 6th May 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’s  – The Great Blue Heron was in Lower Moors all day and the Long-tailed Duck again spent the day off Porth Mellon. The Wood Sandpiper was still on Porth Hellick where a female Garganey was also found. Four Night Herons flew out of Lower Moors at dusk and seven Golden Plover were on the airport at that time.

St Agnes  – The male Golden Oriole was seen again near Lower Town.

Bryher  – A female type Golden Oriole was near the camp site.

Tuesday 5th May 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’s  – The Great Blue Heron was in Lower Moors all day and the Long-tailed Duck was off Porth Mellon. The Wood Sandpiper found at Porth Hellick this evening was possibly the one seen on Tresco earlier in the day.

St Agnes  – The male Golden Oriole was seen between Lower Town and the camp site today and a Spotted Flycatcher and a Common Whitethroat were also seen along with a Turtle Dove.

Monday 4th May 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’s  – The Great Blue Heron was in Lower Moors all day and the Long-tailed Duck was again in Porth Mellon. A Night Heron flew over Lower Moors in the morning with it or another seen flying towards Old Town at dusk

St Agnes  – A Golden Oriole was heard singing in the Parsonage late this afternoon

Samson  – The first Common Terns of the year were near Green Island this afternoon and a Little Egret was on Samson and a Common Scoter was offshore.

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Friday 1st May

St Mary’s  – The Great Blue Heron was in Lower Moors all day.

Saturday 2nd May

St Mary’s  – The Great Blue Heron was in Lower Moors all day. Three Night Herons were seen over Lower Moors today

St Agnes –  A Night Heron flew into Porth Killier

Sunday 3rd May

St Mary’s  – The Great Blue Heron was in Lower Moors all day with two Night Herons also seen over this area and the Long-tailed Duck was still off Porth Mellon. The Corn Bunting was seen again on the airport this evening.

Tresco  – A Night Heron was seen in flight heading towards Well Cover in the early afternoon

Bryher  – A Purple Heron was seen near the pool in the early morning before being seen later high over Tresco Channel and later was seen twice on St Martins. A Wryneck and a Common Redstart were seen on the island later in the day.

Thursday 30th April 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’s – The Great Blue Heron spent all day in the Lower Moors area. Two Night Herons were seen in flight over the Lower Moors trail during the afternoon and the Long-tailed Duck was again off Porth Mellon during the day. The Corn Bunting reappeared on the edge of the Airport in the evening and the Hooded Crow was seen in Salakee fields

Monday 27th April 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’s – The Great Blue Heron appeared on Lower Moors in late afternoon having been missing all day to the delight of those who stayed over. A Hobby was over Porth Hellick where a Blue-headed Wagtail was on the pool. The first Corn Bunting for a while was on the edge of the airport in the evening.

Tresco – The drake Green-winged Teal was seen on the western end of the Great Pool where a female Pochard with young was noted as were two male and a female Shoveler.

Bryher – A Black-tailed Godwit was on the pool during the day and a Night Heron was on Stinking Porth in the afternoon with a Turtle Dove noted near the hotel and a Grasshopper Warbler reeling during the afternoon.

St Agnes – The Red-rumped Swallow was still over the Pool with a Turtle Dove, Pied Flycatcher and a Spotted Flycatcher also noted on the island.