Friday 22nd September 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 3 Little Stints, 6Common Snipe and 10Greenshanks were on Porth Hellick Pool. The American Golden Ploverwas on the airfield before moving to Porth Hellick Beach. A Lesser Whitethroat was near the Municipal Dump and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Sanderlings were on Porthloo Beach.

Tresco – 6 Pink-footed Geese, aRuff, a Wood Sandpiper and aLittle Stint.

St. Agnes –  A Grey Phalarope flew over Lower Town Church.

Bryher– A Hooded Crow.

Inter-island waters – 6Mediterranean Gulls were in Tresco Channel.

At sea – A Leach’s Storm Petrel, 8European Storm-petrels, aBalearic Shearwater and a Sooty Shearwater were seen from the Scillonian III on the return crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance.