Friday 17th April 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Bryher – The Great Blue Heron was back on the Big Pool, where it spent all day happily catching mullet. Also on the island was the first Garden Warbler of the year,

St. Mary’s – The Hoopoe was still on Peninnis, the Wryneck was still in Old Town Churchyard and the Long-tailed Duck was in Porth Mellon Bay. 2 Jack Snipes a Sedge Warbler and a Reed Warbler were in Lower Moors. A Night Heron flew from Lower Moors at 19:00, 2 flew to Porthloo at 20:40 and one flew over the Garrison at 22:00.

Tresco – The Black Duck was on Abbey Pool and 2 Little Terns (scarce on Scilly) were in Tresco Channel.

St. Agnes – 2 Hoopoes, a Common Redstart and a Common Whitethroat.

Samson – A Spoonbill.

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