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Friday 25th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

 

Wood Sandpiper, Porthellick (Bob Flood)

St. Mary’s – The Wood Sandpiper was still at Porth Hellick, a Mediterranean Gull was in Porthcressa and a Swift was over the island.

St. Agnes – A Golden Plover, a Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshanks, 3 Sand Martins and 2 Wheatears.

St. Martin’s – 4 Swifts.

At sea – 2 Balearic Shearwaters were seen on the Scillonian crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance.

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Thursday 24th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

 

Great Shearwater (J.Pender)

St. Mary’s – The Wood Sandpiper was still at Porth Hellick and 2 Mediterranean Gulls & a Whimbrel were at Porthloo.

Bryher – A NIGHTJAR was singing between 23:00hrs and 23:40hrs

Annet – A Common Sandpiper and 45 Manx Shearwaters off-shore.

At sea – The highlights of the evening pelagic trip were: 3 Cory’s, 4 Great & 15 Manx Shearwaters, 40 European Storm-petrels, a Great Skua, 2 Blue Sharks, 7 Ocean Sunfish and 30 Bottlenose Dolphins

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Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Wood Sandpiper, 5 Greenshanks and 2 Sand Martins were at Porth Hellick. 5 Swifts were over the island.

St. Agnes – 3 Swifts.

Gugh – A Common Sandpiper.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers, 6 Greenshanks, a Whimbrel, a Kingfisher and 2 Sand Martins were at Porth Hellick. A Mediterranean Gull flew past Giant’s Castle.

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Monday 21st July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

 

Cory’s Shearwater (J.Pender)

St. Mary’s – 6 Greenshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret and 2 Sand Martins were at Porth Hellick.

Tresco – 2 Common Buzzards, 9 Grey Herons, 9 Little Egrets, a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshanks and a Redshank.

St. Agnes – 2 Common Sandpipers.

At sea – An evening pelagic trip produced 5 Cory’s Shearwaters, 20+ European Storm-petrels, a Great Skua, 50 Common Dolphins, 3 Ocean Sunfish and 5 Blue Sharks the latter were caught, tagged and released.

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Friday 18th to Sunday 20th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Friday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – A Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlins, 4 Whimbrels, a Redshank, 9 Ringed Plovers and a Cuckoo.

Tresco – A Mediterranean Gull.

Teän – A Mediterranean Gull and 19 Curlews.

Samson – 6 Whimbrels.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – 2 Dunlins, a Whimbrel, a Redshank, a Little Egret a Kingfisher and 2 Sand Martins.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 5 Greenshanks, a Common Sandpiper, a Little Egret and 5 Sand Martins were at Porth Hellick. 12 Swifts were at Telegraph.

Tresco – 8 Whimbrels and a Mediterranean Gull.

Bryher – The Hooded Crow was still present.

Samson – 2 Whimbrels, a Redshank and a Knot

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Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Common Sandpiper was on Peninnis and 5 Greenshanks & a Kingfisher were at Porth Hellick.

St. Agnes – 5 Curlews and a Little Egret.

Bryher – A Greenshank and a Little Egret.

Gugh – A Common Sandpiper.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Mediterranean Gull was at Porthloo and 4 Greenshanks were at Porth Hellick.

Bryher – A Cuckoo.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – A Common Sandpiper and 2 Dunlins.

St. Martin’s – 8 Swifts and a Wheatear

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Monday 14th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

 

Wilson’s Petrel (J.Pender)

St. Mary’s – 5 Greenshanks and a Kingfisher were at Porth Hellick.

Tresco – A Redshank, a Little Egret, 9 Grey Herons, 2 Tufted Ducks, 2 Common Buzzards and a Swift.

Annet – 250+ Manx Shearwaters were offshore.

At sea – 50+ European Storm-petrels and the first 3 Wilson’s Storm-petrels of the year

Wilson’s Petrel (J.Pender)

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Sunday 13th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – The first Kingfisher of the ‘autumn’ was at Porth Hellick.

Tresco – 2 Tufted Ducks and a Sand Martin

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Saturday 12th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 4 Greenshanks at Porth Hellick.

St. Agnes – A Common Sandpiper.

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Friday 11th July 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – A Sand Martin.

Eastern Isles – A very early Purple Sandpiper on Menawethan

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