Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

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Sunday’s birds were:

St. Martin’s – A male ROCK THRUSH was seen by a visiting birder staying on the island.

St. Mary’s – The Purple Heron was still at Lower Moors, where it was joined by a drake Garganey.

St. Agnes – A male Western Subalpine Warbler was in near the Coastguard Cottages and a Hoopoe was behind The Turk’s Head pub. Also a Black Redstart was on the island.

Annet – 5 Great Northern Divers were offshore.

Inter-island Waters – 5 Great Northern Divers were in The Roads.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Martin’s – The male ROCK THRUSH was relocated by the original finder near the Daymark. Birders arriving from St. Mary’s found the bird at Perpitch Where it was joined briefly by a Wryneck. It then went missing for a couple of hours until was found again at Bread and Cheese Cove, much to the delight of birders arriving on the afternoon boat from St. Mary’s. There was also a Black Redstart at the same site.

St. Mary’s – The Purple Heron was at Lower Moors and another flew past Porth Hellick. A Red-rumped Swallow was caught and ringed at Porth Hellick.

St. Agnes – The Western Subalpine Warbler and the Hoopoe were still present.