Friday 20th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Friday’s log:

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – A moribund bird was on the lawn opposite Grimlington Farmhouse, St. Agnes.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, S.Brayshaw

Western Orphean Warbler – After going missing for 2 days it was seen again on St. Agnes.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Little Bunting – 1 on St. Agnes.

Marsh Warbler – 1 in the Fruit Cage, St. Agnes.

Corncrake – 1 in fields on the eastern side of Peninnis.

Hawfinch – 1 on the Garrison and 2 on Tresco.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 2 on St. Agnes.

Firecrest – 4 on St. Mary’s and 3 on St. Agnes.

Grey Phalarope – 1 seen from the Scillonian III.

Sooty Shearwater – 1 seen from the Scillonian III.

Balearic Shearwater – 1 seen from the Scillonian III.

Leach’s Storm-Petrel  – 2 seen from the Scillonian III.

European Storm-Petrel  – 3 seen from the Scillonian III.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 2 Porthloo.

Woodcock – 1 Lower Moors.

Yellow-legged Gull – 1 between St. Agnes and St. Mary’s.

Merlin –  1 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St. Agnes.

Fieldfare – The first of the autumn were 3 at Pelistry.

Pied Flycatcher – 2 on St. Mary’s and 2 on St. Agnes.

Black Redstart – 2 on St. Mary’s and 4 on St. Agnes.

Common Redstart – 1 at Bant’s Carn and 1 on St. Agnes.

Yellow Wagtail – 1 on St. Agnes.

Brambling – 1 on St. Agnes

Siskin – 2 Peninnis and 2 St. Agnes.

Reed Bunting – 1 St. Agnes.