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St. Mary’s – A **CEDAR WAXWING** was seen on and off in a garden in Trench Lane for about 90 minutes. This is a the first record for Scilly and was probably the bird reported at Rosehill by a non-birder on June 2nd.
Annet – The Common Crane was still present
St. Mary’s – The Purple Heron was again at Porth Hellick
St. Agnes – 3 Bee-eaters were at Lower Town Farm.
Annet – The Common Crane was still present and 50+ Manx Shearwaters were offshore.
Inter-island waters – 2 Whimbrels were in the Roads.
At sea – 40 European Storm-petrels were seen on a short-range pelagic trip.
St. Mary’s – A possible Eleanora’s Falcon flew over Lower Moors at 15:50. 3 Bee-eaters which were at Rosehill were then seen flying over Old Town Bay, a Purple Heron was at Porth Hellick and a Hobby flew past Giants’ Castle.
Tresco – The pair of American Wigeons were still on the Great Pool.
Bryher – The 3 Bee-eaters were on the island in the morning.
St. Mary’s – A Night Heron flew over Porthloo towards Tresco at dusk.
Tresco – A female American Wigeon was on the Great Pool and a probable male Common Rosefinch flew over.
St. Martin’s – 2 Bee-eaters at Perpitch.
St. Agnes – A Purple Heron was at Porth Killier.
Annet – The Common Crane was still on the island.
St. Mary’s – In the evening the Purple Heron flew from Porth Hellick and landed on the Project Pool behind the tip and then later on flew back towards Porth Hellick. The Jackdaw was still at Porth Minnick.
Tresco – The pair of American Wigeon were still on the Great Pool and 2 Bee-eaters were near the Old Block House. Also on the island were 3 Common Swifts, a Common Buzzard and a Redshank
Bryher – 3 Bee-eaters
St. Mary’s – A Purple Heron flew over Porth Hellick Pool in the evening, also there were 6 Common Swifts and a White Wagtail was in Lower Moors.
Tresco – A pair of American Wigeons were on the Great Pool, also on the island were 2 Tufted Ducks, a Sanderling and a Common Buzzard.
Island waters – 50 Common Dolphins were off Peninnis Head and 10 Risso’s Dolphins were between Annet and St. Mary’s
Thursday’s birds were:
St. Martin’s – A Greenish Warbler and 5 Common Swifts.
St. Mary’s – The Jackdaw was still at Porth Minnick.
Due to thick fog all day nothing was reported on Friday.
Saturday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – 4 Ravens & a Whimbrel at Porth Hellick, 2 Sandwich Terns in Porthcressa Bay and 4 Common Terns in the Roads.
St. Mary’s – A Black Redstart was at Porthloo, a Jackdaw (now scarce on Scilly) was in a field below the airport, 5 Common Swifts were over Harry’s Walls and 2 were over Porth Hellick Pool.
St. Agnes – Still 5 Bee-eaters.
Gugh – A Common Cuckoo
St. Martins – The Black Stork flew over the sheep fields towards the Daymark at 15:40. Also on the island was a Spotted Flycatcher.
St. Mary’s – 11 Red kites flew over Morning Point on the Garrison, a Night Heron flew out of Lower Moors at 21:50, a Hen Harrier was at Telegraph, a Black Redstart was at Porth Thomas and 10 Common Swifts were over the island. On a sad note a dead male Little Bittern was found at Carn Gwaval School.
St. Agnes – 9 Red Kites, the 12 Bee-eaters still present and 8 Common Swifts.
Gugh – A Short-toed Lark and a Spotted Flycatcher.
Tresco – 3 Common Swifts.
Bryher – As part of the influx into Cornwall, an unprecedented 30 Red Kites were seen over Bryher and some were later seen on other islands.
St. Mary’s – 4 Red Kites were over Harry’s Walls, but the bird of the Day was a Black Stork that flew over Hugh Town and then over the Garrison towards St. Agnes, this was only the 8th record for Scilly. Also on the island were 2 Common Swifts and a Hobby.
St. Agnes – The Bee-eater count was up to 12!, there were also 4 Red Kites and the Black Stork flew over the island and was never seen again.
Tresco – A Hobby and 3 Common Swifts.
Annet – A Red Kite and the Common Crane was still present.