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Fridays Birds were:
St Mary’s – A Wigeon was caught and ringed at Porth Hellick – the first to be ringed there.
Bryher – Yellowhammer, Lapland Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Black Redstarts, Firecrest and Hooded Crow
Saturdays Birds were:
St Mary’s – Red-throated Diver (juv) flew from Porthloo towards Garrison and a Short-eared Owl was photographed on Peninnis
Sundays Birds were:
St Mary’s – Greenland White-fronted Goose at Porth Hellick, with a neck collar. Mistle Thrush, Carn Friars. 5 Black Redstarts in the Old Town area.
St. Agnes – The Red-eyed Vireo was still in the Parsonage Garden.
St. Mary’s – 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were in the Dump Clump and another was at Porth Hellick. The 2 Black-necked Grebes were still in the Hugh Town Harbour and a Black Redstart was on Town Beach.
Bryher – 4 Lapland Buntings and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers
St. Agnes – The Red-eyed Vireo was still in the Parsonage Garden and a Night Heron flew over during the night.
St. Mary’s – Amongst the birds ringed at Porth Hellick were: a Barred Warbler, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Siskin and 2 late Reed Warblers. 2 Night Herons flew over Hugh Town at 00:30, a Mistle Thrush was in Porthloo Lane Fields, a Jack Snipe was in Lower Moors, 3 Black Redstarts were at Carn Leh, and 2 Black-necked Grebes were in Town Bay.
Bryher – 3 Lapland Buntings and a Yellow-browed Warbler.
St. Agnes – A Red-eyed Vireo was found in the Parsonage Garden, this is the latest arrival date for this species on Scilly (and maybe the UK?).
St. Mary’s – A Richard’s Pipit was on Peninnis before flying off towards Old Town, There were 3 Black-necked Grebes in Town Bay and a Yellow-browed Warbler & a Siberian Chiffchaff at Newford Duck Pond. A Lesser Whitethroat & a Kingfisher were at Porth Hellick and the Rook & a Black Redstart were at Trewince.
Tresco – A Little Bunting and 6+ Yellow-browed Warblers.
Bryher – 2 Lapland Buntings, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 5 Black Redstarts.
St. Mary’s – A Blyth’s Pipit was found late afternoon in the horse field at the junction of McFarland’s down and Pungies Lane, it then flew off towards Content Farm, also there were 3 Lapwings. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers were at Newford Duck Pond, the 2 Black-necked Grebes were still in Town Bay and a Woodlark was at Tremelethen. 6 Black Redstarts were at Carn Leh and another was at the end of Peninnis. 2 Lesser Whitethroats and a Siskin were trapped & ringed at Porth Hellick.
Tresco – The Olive-backed Pipit, the 2 Little Buntings and a Yellow-browed Warbler were at Borough Farm and another 5 Yellow-browed Warblers were along Pool Road.
Bryher – 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Black Redstarts and 2 Mistle Thrushes.
Green Island, Samson – 4 Spoonbills.
St. Mary’s – There were a minimum of 11 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island, one of which was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick. The Olive-backed Pipit was still in the field near Nowhere and another was still on Normandy Farm with a Tree Pipit. A Jack Snipe was in Lower Moors, 2 Reed Buntings were in fields between Old Town and the airport and a Black-necked Grebe was in Town Bay. 3 Black Redstarts were at the Riding Stables with another at Longstone where there was also a Mistle Thrush. A Woodlark was at Normandy, a Snow Bunting was at Pelistry Bay, and a Siberian Chiffchaff was at Newford Duck Pond. A Woodcock was on Porth Hellick Loop, a Rook (a scarce bird on Scilly) was in a garden on High Lanes where there was also a Firecrest and another Firecrest was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick.
Tresco – 15 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Merlin were on the island and the Curlew Sandpiper was still on Abbey Pool. Borough farm was the place to be where there were a Rustic Bunting, an Olive-backed Pipit and 2 Little Buntings.
St. Agnes – 3 Little Buntings at Browarth.
Bryher – 2 Lapland Buntings, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Black Redstarts and a Whinchat.
St. Mary’s – The Olive-backed Pipit was still in the field near Old Town Church where there was also a Firecrest. The Dusky Warbler, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Siberian Chiffchaff and a Reed Bunting were at Porth Hellick. A Serin & a Water Pipit were at Salakee and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers & a Jack Snipe were in Lower Moors. The Pallas’s Warbler & 6 Yellow-browed Warblers were still at Newford duck Pond, 2 Black Redstarts were near Star Castle and 2 Black-necked Grebes were in Town Bay.
St. Agnes – A Dusky Warbler, an Olive-backed Pipit, 3 Little Buntings, a Woodlark and a Serin.
Bryher – A Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat and a Black Redstart.
St. Martin’s – A Siberian Chiffchaff.
Elsewhere 3 Spoonbills were on Green Island, near Samson and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose & a Hooded Crow were at Puffin Island.
A selection from Friday’s log call (the last of the season):
Dusky Warbler – 1 Porth Hellick.
Olive-backed Pipit – 1 Old Town, 1 Barnaby Lane, St. Agnes and 1 Borough Farm, Tresco..
Little Bunting – 2 Browarth, St, Agnes and 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.
Pallas’s Warbler – 1 at Newford Duck Pond.
Yellow Wagtail – 1 Eastern type at the Riding Stables.
Spotted Crake – 1 Porth Hellick.
Woodlark – 2 Borough Farm, St. Mary’s and 1 Longstone. Continue reading
A selection from Thursday’s log call:
Dusky Warbler – 1 Higher Moors and 1 on Tresco
Olive-backed Pipit – Still 5 on St. Mary’s:- 2 Old Town, 2 Porthloo Farm, and 1 Normandy Farm. A sixth bird was at Borough Farm, Tresco..
Little Bunting – 2 Browarth, St, Agnes.
Woodlark – 2 Parting Carn.
Spoonbill – 3 on Green Island near Samson.
Wryneck – 1 still on Peninnis. Continue reading
A selection from Wednesday’s log call:
DUSKY THRUSH – A bird that was probably this species was seen and photographed by a single observer, sadly it could not be relocated.
Dusky Warbler – A second bird was caught and ringed at Porth Hellick and 2 were seen later between the hides and the road, probably the 2 birds ringed there in the last few days. 1 was at the Fruit Cage on St. Agnes,
Olive-Backed Pipit – 2 Old Town and 1 Maypole.
Pallas’s Warbler – 1 still in sallows on track from Deep Point Road to Porth Hellick Down.
Little Bunting – 1 Browarth, St, Agnes.
Richard’s Pipit – 1 over Parting Carn and 1 on Gugh.
Woodlark – 2 Sandy Lane.
Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island near Samson and 2 flew over St. Mary’s
Hen Harrier – A ringtail flew over Porth Hellick.
Wryneck – 1 Peninnis.
Black-necked Grebe – 1 was still in Town Bay.
Slavonian Grebe – 1 off Lower Town Quay, St. Martin’s.
Firecrest – 13 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Bryher.
Yellow-browed Warbler – 14 on St. Mary’s, 7 on Tresco, 1 on Bryher and 1 St. Agnes.
Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 St. Agnes, 1 St. Martin’s and 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.
.Lapland Bunting – 2 Bryher.
Snow Bunting – 1 on Peninnis .
Osprey – 1 visited Tresco, St. Agnes and St. Mary’s.
Merlin – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 Old Town, 1 Innisidgen, 1 Peninnis, 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.
Pintail – 2 on Abbey Pool, Tresco.
Pochard – 4 on the Great Pool, Tresco
Common Scoter – 5 Tresco.
Great Northern Diver – A summer-plumage bird in the Roads.
Lapwing – 1 Trewince and 1 flew over the Great Pool, Tresco.
Whimbrel – 1 Old Town, 1 Porthcressa and 2 on Bryher.
Bar-tailed Godwit – 1 Bryher.
Curlew Sandpiper – 1 on the Abbey Pool, Tresco.
Purple Sandpiper – 1 St. Agnes.
Woodcock – 1 Bryher.
Jack Snipe – 1 Lower Moors and 1 Gugh.
Mediterranean Gull – 1 St. Martin’s.
Short-eared Owl – 1 Bryher and 2 Tresco.
Kingfisher – 1 Porth Hellick,1 Lower Moors, 1 Porthcressa, 1 Garrison and 1 Bryher .
Hooded Crow – 1 still on Bryher.
Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Lower Moors and 1 Peninnis.
Mistle Thrush – 1 Peninnis, 1 Normandy and 1 Tresco.
Black Redstart – 8 on St. Mary’s, 3 on St. Agnes and 3 on Tresco.
Common Redstart – 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.
Whinchat – 1 Innisidgen, 1 Tresco, 1 St. Agnes and 1 St. Martin’s.
Tree Pipit – 1 Normandy.
Brambling – 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.
Siskin – 1 Bryher.