Friday 21st October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

PALE-LEGGED or SAKHALIN LEAF WARBLER – A bird which was one of these two species was found dead in the garden of St. Agnes Lighthouse after flying into a window. Whichever species it turns out to be, it will be a first for Britain and the Western Palearctic. The previous record was not assigned to species, just a species pair.

Red-flanked Bluetail – An amazing 3 on the islands, 2 in a plantation near Innisidgen, St. Mary’s and 1 in the Chapel Fields/ Fruit Cage area on St. Agnes.

Little Bunting – 1 on Tresco and 1 on Bryher.

Barred Warbler – 1 Carn Friars.

Woodlark – 2 Parting Carn.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis, 1 Porth Minnick and 1 Buzza Quarry.

Great Spotted Woodpecker – 1 Holy Vale.

Firecrest – 4 Carreg Dhu Gardens, 2 Salakee and 3 Tresco.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 11 on St. Mary’s, 4 on St. Agnes and 1 on Tresco.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 Holy Vale.

Siberian  Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Salakee.

Lapland Bunting – 3 on Bryher.

Snow Bunting – 1 on Peninnis .

Little Gull – 1 on a short-range pelagic trip.

Short-eared Owl – 1 on St. Agnes and 1 a short-range pelagic trip.

Merlin – 1 around St. Mary’s, 1 Annet and 1 St. Agnes.

Osprey – 1 Tresco.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 1 Tresco.

Wigeon – 25 Tresco.

Pintail – 1 on Tresco.

Common Scoter – 1 in the Roads.

Red-throated Diver – 1 in the Roads.

Sooty shearwater – 1 on a short-range pelagic trip.

Whimbrel – 1 Innisidgen.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Jack Snipe – 2 Lower Moors, 1 Porth Hellick and 1 St. Agnes.

Great Skua – 1 on a short-range pelagic trip.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 Tresco and 2 St. Martin’s.

Kingfisher – 1 Lower Moors.

Garden Warbler – 1 St. Agnes.

Ring Ouzel – 1 Peninnis and 1 on Tresco.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Tresco.

Black Redstart – 6 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Tresco.

Common Redstart – 1 Longstone

Whinchat – 1 Golf Course, 1 Innisidgen and 1 on Gugh.