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Monday 21st April 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – The Woodchat Shrike was still in fields between Longstone Lane & Parting Carn Farm and the Spotted Crake was still in Lower Moors. A Yellow-legged Gull was in fields on Salakee Farm, a Grasshopper Warbler was in Old Town, a Cuckoo was on Peninnis and 2 Ring Ouzels were at Carn Morvel. A Great Northern Diver was in The Roads and a Marsh Harrier & a Lapwing flew over Porth Hellick.

St. Agnes – 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Grasshopper Warblers and a Cuckoo with another Cuckoo on Gugh.

St. Martin’s – A Hoopoe was in fields behind the Fire Station.

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Sunday 20th April 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Woodchat Shrike was in fields between Longstone Lane and Parting Carn & an Osprey flew over Porth Hellick and then Watermill. The Spotted Crake was still in Lower Moors and a Jack Snipe, a Yellow-legged Gull & a Ring Ouzel were at Porth Hellick. Another Ring Ouzel was at Trewince, a Cuckoo was on Peninnis and 2 Great Northern Divers were in The Roads.

Tresco – An Iceland Gull was south of the Island,

St. Agnes – 4 Whimbrels and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits.

Bryher - A Tree Pipit and a Blue-headed Wagtail.

Teän – 4 Whimbrels.

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Thank You!!

As you may or may not be aware, the website was ‘hacked’ for no apparent reason, back in October. Since then we have had to run another WordPress site with the sightings on as the virus would not allow admin on this site at all. This has resulted, obviously, in the lack of some of the stunning photos you are used to on this website. Anyway, after some serious IT work and at some expense we are now back on track, so if you are on the Islands during the spring and manage any decent photos please feel free to send them to scillybirding@btinternet.com

Thank You for your continued support throughout this difficult and frustrating period!!

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Saturday 19th April 2104 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Red-breasted Flycatcher was in the Dump Clump, a Hooded Crow flew over Hugh Town and the Spotted Crake & 2 Common Sandpipers were in Lower Moors. 10+ Common Scoters and 4 Great Northern Divers were in The Roads.

St. Martin’s – A Marsh Harrier and a Common Redstart.

St. Agnes – 2 Ring Ouzels, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Jackdaw and a Hooded Crow.

Tresco – 2 Common Sandpipers, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Buzzards

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Friday 18th April 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Marsh Harrier flew over Lower Moors and the Spotted Crake was still there. 3 Sedge Warblers were trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick, 3 Ring Ouzels were in fields below the Golf Course, a Grasshopper Warbler was on Kittydown and an Osprey was in pines at Bar Point before flying off towards Tresco. Also reported on the island was a Cuckoo.

St. Martin’s – The Bee-eater, 2 Cuckoos, a Skylark, 3 Ring Ouzels and a Yellow Wagtail.

St. Agnes – 4 Whimbrels, a Common Sandpiper, a Yellow Wagtail, a Black Redstart and 3 Ring Ouzels.

Bryher- 18 Tree Pipits, a Blue-headed Wagtail, 2 Cuckoos, a Whimbrel, the Hooded Crow, a Common Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzels and aGrasshopper Warbler.

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Thursday 17th April 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – A Bullfinch (a very scarce bird on Scilly) was seen near Porth Hellick House and in Holy Vale. The Spotted Crake was still in Lower Moors, a Serin was on the Garrison, a Common Whitethroat & 3 Ring Ouzels were on the Golf Couse and a Rook flew over Longstone. The putative Azorean Yellow-legged Gull was still on the airfield and has been re-identified as a normal Yellow-legged Gull. Sadly a Hawfinch was found dead in a Hugh Town Garden.

Bryher – The Bee-eater was seen over Popplestone Fields mid-morning, also on the island were 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Tree Pipits, a Whinchat, aSedge Warbler a Common Whitethroat, the Hooded Crow and 2 Ring Ouzel.

St. Martin’s - The Bee-eater was seen twice in the afternoon and there was also a Hoopoe,  a Yellow Wagtail a Black Redstart and the islands’ firstPied Flycatcher of the year.

St. Agnes – A Ring Ouzel.

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Wednesday 16th April 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – The Bee-eater was seen early morning in a tree along Old Town Lane before flying off towards Lower Moors where it was seen at 12:15. The Spotted Crake was still in Lower Moors and the first Swift of the year flew over there and a Wood Warbler was heard singing. A Common Redstart was in Salakee fields, a Common Whitethroat was near Star Castle, 3 Ring Ouzels were in fields below the Golf Course, 2 Tree Pipitswere at Tremelethen and another was on Old Town Lane.

Bryher – A Wood Warbler, a Whinchat, a Common Redstart, a Black Redstart 3 Ring Ouzels and 4 Tree Pipits.

St. Agnes  – The Bee-eater was seen over Wingletang and Troy Town early afternoon, also on the island was a Common Redstart,  a Ring Ouzel and a Rook.

Annet – The first European Storm- Petrel of the year was seen off-shore

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Tuesday 15th April 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Hundreds of Wheatears on the islands e.g. 160+ on Bryher and 160+ just around Carn Morvel on the Golf Course.

St. Mary’s – A Bee-eater was found early afternoon near the School car park, it was then seen flying towards the Garrison and was hawking over Lower Moors in the evening. The Spotted Crake was still in Lower Moors, 3 Ring Ouzels were on the edge of the Golf Course, 1 was at Trewince, 3 were on Peninnis and 3 were on the Garrison where  there was also a female Common Redstart and a Rook. A Green Sandpiper was on Porth Hellick Pool and it or another flew over Bant’s Carn.

St. Agnes – The Chough, the Rook, 2 Tree Pipits and 3 Common Sandpipers.

St. Martin’s – A Wryneck and a Ring Ouzel.

Bryher – The first Wood Warbler Whinchat of the year, a Tree Pipit, 6 White Wagtails and a Black Redstart.

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Monday 14th April 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St Mary’sPossible Azorean Yellow-legged Gull (1s) on airfield near windsock at  13:28hrs. Spotted Crake still at Lower Moors in flooded willows between Shooter’s Pool & Hilda Quick Hide at 13:20hrs, showing well. Rook over Hugh Town flew towards Porthloo at 16:40hrs.

St AgnesChough at Wingletang Down & Steller Down. Also Ring Ouzel. Chough over Porth Killier

BryherRing Ouzel (3) on Bryher

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Website Problems

As you can tell we have had some major problems with both the Isle of Scilly Bird Group website and also the Cornwall Birding website. The problems have now been rectified and this website will continue to operate as normal soon. If you spot any problems or errors please let us know

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