Friday 10th to Monday 13th November 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A second-winter Iceland Gull was commuting between Porthloo, Porth Mellon and the Dump. Another Iceland Gull (a first-winter) & a Black Redstart were at Little Porth and the Water Pipit was still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The second-winter Iceland Gull was seen at Porthloo & on town Beach and the first-winter Iceland Gull & the Black Redstart were still at Little Porth. A Siberian Chiffchaff & a Bullfinch were at Porth Hellick and the Water Pipit was still on the beach there. A Firecrest & a Siberian Chiffchaff were in Lower Moors and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were at Newford Duck Pond.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The 1st & 2nd winter Iceland Gulls were at Porthloo and a Yellow-browed Warbler was in Holy Vale. The Water Pipit was still on Porth Hellick Beach, a female Bullfinch was at Porth Hellick Loop and a male Bullfinch was on Higher Moors.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 2 Firecrests, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs & a Lesser Redpoll were at Porth Hellick and the Water Pipit was still on the beach there. The Yellow-browed Warbler was still at Newford Duck Pond and a Short-eared Owl was on the Garrison.

Around the islands boat trip – A morning on the M.V. Sapphire produced: a female Surf Scoter & 2 Common Scoters in Crow Sound, a 1st winter Long-tailed Duck in Tresco channel, a female Eider off Lower Town, St. Martin’s, 2 Spoonbills on Green Island, 3 Whooper Swans off Bryher, a Woodcock & 3 Mediterranean Gulls St. Agnes, another Mediterranean Gull off Bar Point, 6 Pink-footed Geese on Tresco, a female Eider off Round Island and 20+ Great Northern Divers around the islands.