Thursday 10th September 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 2 Green Sandpipers, Kingfisher and 3 Whinchats were in Lower Moors, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper & 9 Greenshanks were at Porth Hellick, a Wryneck was at Bant’s Carn, 4 Yellow Wagtails were at Salakee, 8 Yellow Wagtails & 2 Pied Flycatchers were at Longstone and another Pied Flycatcher was on Sandy Lane.

St. Agnes – A Whinchat, a Melodious Warbler and an Ortolan Bunting.

Bryher – A Merlin, a Sparrowhawk, 12 Dunlins, a Mediterranean Gull, a Corncrake, 2 Wrynecks, 15 Whinchats, a Pied & 2 Spotted Flycatchers, an Icterine Warbler and 6 Siskins.

At sea – A Pelagic trip 5 miles south of St. Mary’s produced: a late Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 15 European Storm-petrels, 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 7 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Great Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas, a Black Tern, 100 Common Dolphins and 19 Blue Sharks & a Porbeagle Shark were caught tagged and released.