Saturday 25th July 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – There was no sign of the Least Sandpiper but an early Wheatear was there.

St. Mary’s – 6 Greenshanks were on Porth Hellick Pool.

Bryher – A Greenshank, and the Hooded Crow was still present.

St. Martin’s – 4 Sanderling’s.

At sea – A Balearic Shearwater was north of Tresco. Single Great, Sooty and Balearic Shearwaters, 5 European Storm-petrels and a Basking Shark were seen from the Scillonian crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance.

Thursday 23rd July 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – The Least Sandpiper was still on the Big Pool.

St. Mary’s – An unseasonal Turtle Dove was in the Standing Stones Field, Lower Moors.

Tresco – 3 Whimbrels, 5 Turnstones and a Redshank.

Samson – 5 Whimbrels, a Turnstone and a Mediterranean Gull.

At sea – A Balearic and 70 Manx Shearwaters were north of Tresco. A Great and 2 Cory’s Shearwaters were seen from the Scillonian evening crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance.

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – A Common Sandpiper,and the Least Sandpiper was still on the Big Pool.

St. Martin’s – A Cory’s Shearwater and 5 Ocean Sunfish were off the Daymark.

Tresco – A Common Buzzard flew over and a Cory’s Shearwater flew past offshore.

St. Mary’s – A Mediterranean Gull was in Porthcressa Bay and 6 Greenshanks were on Porth Hellick Pool.

At sea – A Great Shearwater and a Sooty Shearwater were seen from the Scillonian. 200+ Manx Shearwaters were north of the islands.

Monday 20th July 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – The Least Sandpiper was still on the Big Pool.

Tresco – 2 Redshanks were on the Great Pool and a Honey Buzzard & 2 Swifts flew over the pool.

St. Mary’s – 6 Greenshanks & 4 Dunlins were on Porth Hellick Pool and 3 Mediterranean Gulls were in Porthcressa Bay.

Annet – A Sooty Shearwater was with 200+ Manx Shearwaters offshore.

At Sea – 2 Great & 7 Cory’s Shearwaters, 20 European Storm-petrels, 4 Great Skuas, 20 Common Dolphins and 2 Blue Sharks were seen on a short-range pelagic trip in the evening

Friday 17th July 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – The Least Sandpiper was on the Big Pool and Periglis Beach. Also seen on the island were 9 Turnstones, 3 Common Sandpipers and a Redshank.

Inter-island waters –A Balearic and 400+ Manx Shearwaters were in St. Mary’s sound.

At sea – 2 Cory’s Shearwaters were seen from the Scillonian III evening crossing to Penzance.

Thursday 16th July 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – A LEAST SANDPIPER  was found on the Big Pool, this is only the third record for Scilly. Also seen were 3 Dunlins and a Sanderling.

St. Mary’s – The Common Crane was seen at Rocky Hills & Four Lanes and 2 Common Swifts were on the Garrison.

St. Martin’s – A Common Swift.

At sea – A short-range pelagic trip logged a Cory’s Shearwater, a Sooty shearwater, 20 European Storm-petrels, 2 Great Skuas, 4 Blue Sharks and an Ocean Sunfish.