Saturday 25th October 2014 Isles of Scilly Bird Sightings

Highlights from Saturdays bird log:

American Wigeon – A 1st winter male and a female were on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Green-winged Teal – 1 was still on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Rose-coloured Starling – 1 Porthloo.

Richard’s Pipit – 1 St. Agnes.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 Porth Hellick.

Ortolan Bunting – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Barred Warbler – 1 still at Carn Gwaval.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 still at Rowesfield crossroads ,Tresco and 1 in Lower Moors.

Whooper Swan – 4 on Tresco.

Ring Ouzel – 1 Pelistry and 1 St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 7 St. Mary’s, 2 St. Agnes and 1 on Tresco. Continue reading

Friday 24th Octber 2014 Isles of Scilly Bird Sightings

Highlights from Friday’s log:

American Wigeon – A 1st winter male and a female were on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Green-winged Teal – 1 was still on the Great Pool, Tresco.

White-rumped Sandpiper – 1 in Pentle Bay, Tresco.

Olive-backed Pipit – 1 St. Agnes.

Ortolan Bunting – 1 on still St. Agnes.

Barred Warbler – 1 again at Carn Gwaval.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 still at Rowesfield crossroads ,Tresco. Continue reading

Thursday 23rd October 2014 Isles of Scilly Bird Sightings

American Wigeon, 1st winter drake, Tresco, 23.10.14, Bob Flood

American Wigeon, 1st winter drake, Tresco (Bob Flood)

Highlights from Thursday’s log:

American Wigeon – A 1st winter male and a female were on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Dusky Warbler – 1 was heard calling at Covean, St. Agnes.

Rose-coloured Starling – 1 Carn Friars also seen near Tolman’s café.

Richard’s Pipit – 1 flew over the Turk’s Head, St. Agnes.

Corncrake – 1 was flushed near the Camp site on St. Martin’s.

Ortolan Bunting – 1 on St. Agnes.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 at Rowesfield crossroads ,Tresco. Continue reading

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Isles of Scilly Bird Sightings

Highlights from Wednesday’s log:

Green-winged Teal – 1 still on the Great Pool, Tresco.

American Black Duck – A bird thought to be this species flew from Lower Moors over the Harbour and towards Tresco.

Rose-coloured Starling – 1 Carn Friars.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Tresco.

Black-necked Grebe – 3 in Tresco Channel.

Whooper Swan – 4 on Tresco. Continue reading

Tuesday 21st October 2014 Isles of Scilly Bird Sightings

Highlights from Tuesday’s log:

Green-winged Teal – 1 still on the Great Pool, Tresco.

American Golden Plover – 1 was heard flying over Town Bay.

Rose-coloured Starling – 1 Carn Friars.

Common Rosefinch – 1 at Abbey crossroads, Tresco.

Sabine’s Gull – 1 off Peninnis.

Hen Harrier – A ringtail was seen at several locations on St. Mary’s late afternoon.

Barred Warbler – 1 at Carn Gwaval. Continue reading

Sunday 19th October 2014 Isles of Scilly Bird Sightings

Highlights from Sunday’s log included:

Short-toed Lark – 3 on the airfield and 1 at Gimbal Porth, Tresco.

Rose-coloured Starling – 1 still on Bryher.

Richard’s Pipit -1 on Tresco.

Barred Warbler – 1 at Carn Gwaval.

Whooper Swan – 4 on Tresco.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Lower Broome platform.

Snow Bunting – 3 on the airfield.

Lapland Bunting – 2 on Castle Down, Tresco. Continue reading

REVIEW OF THE WEEK – 11th-18th October 2014

A Fairly quiet week by Scilly standards but still enough scarce migrants across the islands to keep birders hopes alive! On Saturday 11th SHORT-TOED LARKS were on the airfield and on St Agnes, two RICHARDS PIPITS were on the islands and a ROSE COLOURED STARLING was seen at Green Lane and Normandy. A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was on Bryher and a WRYNECK was on St Martins. Tresco had a fly-over WHOOPER SWAN and a DOTTEREL on Castle Down. There were 11 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS across the Islands with 7 of those on St Mary’s. Three SNOW BUNTINGS were on St Mary’s with another on Tresco and there were 4 FIRECRESTS across the archipelago. Elsewhere across the islands there were 6 WHINCHATS, singles of LESSER WHITETHROAT, RING OUZEL, PIED FLYCATCHER and SHORT EARED OWL. Birds at sea either from the Scillonian III or from headlands included 4 GREAT SKUAS, 3 BALEARIC SHEARWATERS, 2 GREY PHALAROPE, 2 POMARINE SKUAS and a MANX SHEARWATER. Continue reading