Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Red-rumped Swallow was over Telegraph and one was over the Garrison. A Golden Oriole was on the Garrison and 2were in Lower Moors where the Great Reed Warbler was seen again in the evening.

Tresco – The Snowy Owl was on Castle Down, the Iberian Chiffchaff was on Pool Road and a drake Garganey was on the Great Pool.

Bryher – A Subalpine Warbler, 2 Turtle Doves, a Quail and 3 Golden Orioles.

St. Agnes – 2 Golden Plover.

St. Martin’s – A Great Northern Diver and a Golden Oriole.

Saturday’s birds were:

Tresco – The Iberian Chiffchaff was still on Pool Road and the Snowy Owl was on Castle Down. A Golden Oriole was also on the island.

Bryher – The Dotterel was on Shipman Head Down early in morning before flying off, the Snowy Owl appeared in the evening and a Red-throated Pipit flew over. There was also a Lesser Redpoll on the island and a Goosander offshore.

St. Mary’s – An Iceland Gull was on the golf course, 2 Turtle Doves were at Rocky Hills and 1 was on Peninnis.

St. Agnes – A Golden Oriole was on Wingletang Down and it or another was later on Barnaby Lane.

St. Martin’s – An Arctic Tern was offshore

Sundays Birds were:

Tresco – The Snowy Owl was on Castle Down, the Iberian Chiffchaff was still on Pool Road and 6 Whimbrels were on the island.

St. Agnes –An Eastern Subalpine Warbler was in the garden of Rosevear Cottage also seen were 2 Turtle Doves, a Siskin and a Whimbrel.

St. Mary’s – A Redpoll sp. flew over Peninnis and a Siskin was in Hugh Town.