Tuesday 24th February to Sunday 1st March 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Long-tailed Duck (J.Pender)

Long-tailed Duck (J.Pender)

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck and a Great Northern Diver were in Porthcressa Bay. A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Porth Mellon, 2 Black Redstarts were at Little Porth and a Firecrest was on Salakee Lane.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck and a juvenile Iceland Gull were in Porthcressa Bay.

The only report for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday was:

St. Mary’s – The Long-tailed Duck was still in Porthcressa Bay.

 

Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st February 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Long-tailed Duck (J.Pender)Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A ringed female Kingfisher was in front of the ISBG Hide.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Firecrest was at Carreg Dhu Gardens.

Tresco – The Long-tailed Duck was still off New Grimsby.

Bryher – The Long-eared Owl and Hooded Crow were still present.

St Martin’s – The 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were still present.

Thursday’s birds were:

Tresco – The Black Duck was again on Abbey Pool and the Long-tailed Duck was still off New Grimsby.

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Sunday 7th to Friday 12th February 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

An adult Common Gull was at Porthmellon on 7th and 6 Ringed Plover were at Porthloo. A Whimbrel was at Pendrathen and a Firecrest was in holy Vale. On the 8th four Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Lower Town, St Martin’s and the following day the Black Duck was on Abbey Pool. The Common Gull and three Black Redstarts were on Porthcressa beach.

On the 10th the Barnacle Goose was on Abbey Pool and a Long-tailed Duck remained off New Grimsby. A Firecrest was at the end of Salakee Lane, St Mary’s and three Snow Buntings were on Round Island. On the 11th a Firecrest was at Kittydowns/Lunnon and three Black Redstarts were at Porthcressa. A Common Scoter was by Hugh Town Quay on the 12th.

 

Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th February 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

A juvenile Iceland Gull visited Porth Hellick Pool briefly on the 1st and a Black Redstart was at Shark’s Pit with another 2 on Little Porth Beach.

On the 2nd the juvenile Iceland Gull was on the municipal tip, 2 Long-eared Owls were at Trewince, a Blackcap was in Hugh Town and a Firecrest was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick. The Black Duck was still on Abbey Pool, 3 Black-necked Grebes were off Carn Near and a Spoonbill flew over the island.

The juvenile Iceland Gull remained at the Municipal Tip on Wednesday and Thursday. The Black Duck & a Barnacle Goose were on Abbey Pool, a Long-tailed Duck was off New Grimsby and a Short-eared Owl was at Apple Tree Banks on Wednesday and the 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were on the sea off Tean. 2 Black Redstarts were on Porthcressa Beach on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the Black Duck remained on Abbey Pool. The Barnacle goose and 2 Fieldfare were on Tresco on Friday.

 

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Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th January 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Black Redstarts were at Porthcressa/Little Porth and Porthloo/Sharks Pit, the 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Pendrathen and the Spoonbill was on Samson throughout the week.

On Thursday 22/01 a short trip around the islands in the afternoon produced 2 Slavonian Grebes, 2 Black-necked Grebes, 2 Common Scoters, a Long-tailed Duck and 10 Great Northern Divers.

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.