Friday 7th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Spotted Crake (M.Goodey)

Spotted Crake (M.Goodey)

A selection from Friday’s log:

Sora Rail – Still showing from the Swarovski hide on Tresco.

Cattle Egret – 2 in fields below the Riding Stables.

Arctic Warbler – 1 at Shooters’ Pool.

Olive-backed Pipit – 1 Bryher.

Red-throated Pipit – 1 flew over the Airfield.

Little Bunting – 3 To the right of the Swarovski Hide on Tresco.

Spotted Crake – 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Barred Warbler – 1 on St. Agnes.

Melodious Warbler – 1 on the Garrison.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 St. Agnes, 1 Bryher and 1 Tresco.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 2 Peninnis, 1 Old Town, 1 Maypole and 1 Bryher.

Osprey – 1 flew over St. Mary’s then over Tresco and finally over St. Agnes.

Merlin – 1 Garrison, 1 airfield and 1St. Martin’s.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 on the Garrison.

Firecrest – 1 Porth Mellon, 1 Bar Point, 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 St. Martin’s and 1 on Tresco..

Yellow-browed Warbler – 26 on St. Mary’s. 5 on St. Agnes 9 on Bryher, 5 on St. Martin’s and 9 on Tresco..

Lapland Bunting – 3 on the Airfield, 1 at Maypole and 3 on St. Agnes.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Porthcressa Bay.

Turtle Dove – 1 Hugh Town.

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – 1 Pentle Bay, Tresco.

Dark-bellied Brent Geese – 1 in the Roads.

Wigeon – 31 Great Pool. Tresco and 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Pintail – 1 Great Pool Tresco and 1 Abbey Pool Tresco.

Shoveler – 1 Great Pool Tresco.

Common Scoter – 1 Porthcressa and 3 in the Roads.

European Storm-petrel – 1 on a short-range pelagic trip.

Hobby – 1 Maypole and 1 St. Agnes.

Jack Snipe – 12 on Porth Hellick Pool and 9 Lower Moors.

Grey Plover – 5 on St. Martin’s and 4 on the Big Pool, St. Agnes.

Lapwing – 4 Trewince.

Whimbrel – 1 Garrison.

Ruff – 2 on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 1 St. Martin’s.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 St. Agnes and 2 Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Arctic Skua -1 in the Roads.

Pomarine Skua -1 in the Roads.

Great Skua – 1 Gugh and 4 on a short-range pelagic trip.

Mediterranean Gull – 6 in Tresco Channel, 2 Eastern Isles, 2 Garrison and 1 St. Martin’s.

Hooded Crow – 1 St. Martin’s.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Old Town, 1 Garrison and 1 Newford Duck Pond. A probable eastern type bird was seen in the evening in the Dead Pine Walk on the Garrison.

Common Whitethroat – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Ring Ouzel – 1 Steval, 2 Garrison and 1 Gugh.

Fieldfare – 1 Longstone.

Mistle Thrush – 1 Tresco.

Redwing– 12 on the St. Mary’s.

Spotted Flycatcher – 3 on the Garrison, 1 in the Dump Clump, 1 on Tresco and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Pied Flycatcher – 2 on St. Mary’s, 3 on St. Martin’s, 2 on Bryher and 2 on Tresco.

Black Redstart – 1 Garrison, 1 Hugh Town, 1 Porthcressa, 3 on St. Agnes and 1 St. Martin’s.

Common Redstart – 6 on St. Mary’s, 1 on St. Martin’s, 1 Bryher and 1 on Tresco.

Whinchat – 12 on St. Mary’s, 3 on St. Martin’s and 7 on Tresco.

Siskin – 2 Newford Duck Pond.