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Wednesday 18th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Wednesday’s log call.

Wilson’s Snipe – The bird thought probably to be this species was still on Porth Hellick Pool.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Little Bunting – 1 on St. Agnes.

Richard’s Pipit – 1 flew from the end of Peninnis.

Water Pipit – 1 on Porth Hellick Beach.

Corncrake – 1 in fields on the eastern side of Peninnis.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island, Samson.

Hawfinch – 7 on St. Mary’s, 12 on St. Martin’s, 1 on Tresco and 5 on St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler –4 on St. Mary’s, 3 on Tresco, 1 on Bryher, 1 on St. Martin’s and 1 on St. Agnes.

Firecrest – 8 on St. Mary’s, 2 on Tresco and 2 on St. Agnes.

Pink- footed Goose – 6 on Tresco.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 2 Porthloo.

Wigeon – 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Pintail – A drake on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 7 in the Roads.

Great Northern Diver – 2 off Pelistry and 1 off the Garrison.

Little Grebe – 2 on the Great Pool, Tresco. 

Buzzard – 1 on Tresco.

Golden Plover – 3 Tresco and 2 St. Agnes.

Whimbrel – 1 Pendrathen, 2 Porth Hellick, 1 Porthloo and 1 on Tresco.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 4 in Tresco Channel and 1 on St. Agnes.

Jack Snipe – 1 Tresco.

Mediterranean Gull –8 in Tresco Channel, 1 on the Abbey Pool, Tresco, 2 on the Great Pool, Tresco and 2 on St. Agnes.

Yellow-legged Gull – 1 on St. Agnes.

Short-eared Owl – 1 on St. Agnes.

Merlin –  1 St Martin’s, 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.

Hooded Crow – 1 Bryher.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Porth Hellick and 1 on St. Agnes.

Common Whitethroat – 1 Holy Vale and 1 on the Garrison.

Ring Ouzel – 1 St. Agnes and 1 St. Martin’s.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 St. Agnes

Black Redstart – 6 on St. Mary’s and 3 on St. Agnes.

Common Redstart – 1 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 4 on St. Mary’s, 2 on St. Agnes, 1 on St. Martin’s and 1 on Tresco.

Yellow Wagtail – 1 Tresco.

Brambling – 1 Porthloo, 1 on the Garrison, 2 on Tresco and 1 on St. Agnes. These were the first reports of the autumn.

Siskin – 50 at Longstone,  200 on Tresco and 25 on St. Martin’s .

Reed Bunting – 1 on Tresco

Tuesday 17th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Tuesday’s log call.

Western Orphean Warbler – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Wilson’s Snipe – The bird thought probably to be this species was still on Porth Hellick Pool.

Radde’s Warbler – 1 at Longstone.

Radde’s Warbler, T.Collinson

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Little Bunting – 1 on St, Agnes.

Leach’s Storm-petrel – 2 on the pelagic trip.

Sabine’s Gull – 1 on the pelagic trip.

Pomarine Skua – 4 on the pelagic trip.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors. Continue reading

Monday 16th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Monday night’s log:

Wilson’s Snipe The bird thought probably to be this species was still on Porth Hellick Pool.

Pallas’s Warbler – 1 in the Parsonage, St. Agnes.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Little Bunting – 1 on St. Agnes.

Leach’s Storm-petrel – 2 in the Roads and one picked up on Periglis, St. Agnes. This a scarce bird on Scilly.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 2 Watermill.

Hawfinch – 4 at Maypole, 4 at Pelistry and 1 on Tresco.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 5 on St. Mary’s. Continue reading

Sunday 15th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Western Orphean Warbler – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Little Bunting – 1 on St, Agnes and 1 Airfield.

Long-tailed Tit – 2 on Pool Road, Tresco. This is a rare bird on Scilly.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors and a new bird at Porth Hellick.

Spoonbill – 2 on Green Island, Samson.

Hawfinch – 8 at Maypole, 7 on Green Farm, 4 the Garrison, 4 on Tresco and 1 on St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler –11 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St. Agnes.

Firecrest – 4 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Tresco and 1 on St. Agnes.

Lapland Bunting – 1 on the Golf Course. Continue reading

Saturday 14th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Saturday’s log:

Western Orphean Warbler – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Little Bunting – 1 on St, Agnes and 1 Airfield.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on St, Agnes

Hawfinch – An unprecedented influx with flocks of 50, 30, 30 & 17 around St, Mary’s, 10 Borough Farm, Tresco and 7 on St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 4 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St. Agnes. Continue reading

Friday 13th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Friday’s log:

Western Orphean Warbler – The bird seen briefly last night gave frustratingly brief views until pinned down in mid-afternoon. This is only the second record for Scilly, the first being on St. Mary’s in October 1981!

Blyth’s Reed Warbler – 1 near Pendrathen, St. Mary’s.

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island, Samson.

Hawfinch – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 Jac-a-ba and 1 St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 4 on St. Mary’s, 2 on St. Agnes and 1 on Tresco. Continue reading

Thursday 12th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Thursday’s log:

Orphean Warbler – A probable seen at Troy Town Farm late afternoon

Wilson’s Snipe – A probable on Port Hellick Pool, the jury is still out!

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Short-toed Lark – One seen on Peninnis in the morning.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Rose-coloured Starling – A juvenile still on Buzza Hill.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – The first of the autumn was in pines along the coastal path between Pelistry and Watermill Cove.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors. Continue reading

Wednesday 11th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Hawfinch, St. Agnes (T. Collinson)

A selection from Wednesday’s log:

Wilson’s Snipe – A probable on Port Hellick Pool, photos of the tail and underwing have been taken, we await developments!

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Rose-coloured Starling – A juvenile still on Buzza Hill.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island, Samson.

Hawfinch – 2 near Newford Duck Pond and 1 Borough Farm.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 10 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Bryher and 2 on St. Tresco. Continue reading

Tuesday 10th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

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A selection from Monday’s log

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Rose-coloured Starling – A juvenile on Buzza Hill.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island, Samson.

Hawfinch – 3 Green Lane/Maypole, 1 Lower Moors, 1 Borough Farm, Tresco and 1 St. Agnes.

Wryneck – 1 on St. Martin’s. Continue reading

Monday 9th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

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A selection from Monday’s log call:

Cedar Waxwing – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Rose-coloured Starling – A juvenile on Buzza Hill.

Common Rosefinch – 1 still on Gugh.

Icterine Warbler – 1 at the Holy Vale end of Sandy Lane.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Golden Oriole – A male flew over the Standing Stones Field, Lower Moors. Continue reading