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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

Sunday 8th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Sunday’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.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island, Samson. Continue reading

Friday 6th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Vagrant Emperor Dragonfly, St. Mary’s, (M. Goodey)

A selection from Friday’s log call:

A Vagrant Emperor Dragonfly was seen in Sunnyside Farm fields opposite the entrance to Trewince in the morning and another was on Tresco in the afternoon.

Cedar Waxwing – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Cliff Swallow – 1 still on St. Mary’s, around the airfield and Lower Moors, seen flying towards Porth Hellick early evening.

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

Bee-eater – 3 on Tresco, then flew to St. Martin’s.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Purple Heron – 1 flew along the coast past Juliet’s Garden Café and headed for Tresco.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors. Continue reading

Thursday 5th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Wednesday’s log call:

Cedar Waxwing – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Cliff Swallow – 1 still on St. Mary’s, showing well around the airport terminal building.

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

Bee-eater – 1 still on Tresco.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Common Rosefinch – 1 in a field opposite the entrance to Trewince

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Hawfinch – 1 Borough Farm, St. Mary’s and 1 on Gugh.

Lapland Bunting – 1 still on Wingletang Down, St. Agnes. Continue reading

Wednesday 4th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Wednesday’s log call:

Cedar Waxwing – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Cliff Swallow – 1 still on St. Mary’s, seen at several locations

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

Bee-eater – 3 still on Tresco moving to St. Martin’s and then back to Tresco in the evening.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Rose-coloured Starling – A juvenile at Telegraph.

Spotted Crake – 1 in Lower Moors. Continue reading