Monday 10th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Monday’s Bird log:

Red Eyed Vireo (M.Goodey)

Red Eyed Vireo (M.Goodey)

Red-eyed Vireo – 1 Was found in the afternoon in Carreg Dhu Gardens.

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

Cattle Egret – 2 at Sunnyside.

Western Subalpine Warbler – 1 in St. Mary’s Hall Garden, Hugh Town.

Little Bunting – 1 in the Standing Stones Field, Lower Moors.

Short-toed Lark – 1 on the Airfield

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Newford and 1 St. Agnes.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Wryneck – 2 Peninnis, 1 Porth Minnick, 1 Borough Farm, 1 Tresco and 1 Gugh.

Merlin –1 Tresco, 1 Gugh and 1St. Martin’s.

Firecrest – 2 on St. Mary’s, 2 on St. Agnes, 2 on St. Martin’s and 2 on Tresco..

Yellow-browed Warbler – 9 on St. Mary’s, 8 on Bryher, 4 on St. Agnes, 3 on St. Martin’s and 6 on Tresco.

Yellow-browed Warbler (A.Hannington)

Yellow-browed Warbler (A.Hannington)

Lapland Bunting – 5 on Peninnis, 2 on St. Agnes and 2 on Bryher.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Town Bay/ Porth Mellon.

Great Crested Grebe – 1 off Bar Point.

Common Buzzard – 1 on Tresco.

Osprey – 1 over St. Martin’s.

Turtle Dove – 1 still in Hugh Town

Dark-bellied Brent Geese – 6 off the Blockhouse, Tresco.

Pintail – 1 Great Pool Tresco.

Common Scoter – 1 off Bar Point.

Golden Plover – 1 St. Martin’s.

Lapwing – 4 around St. Mary’s.

Whimbrel – 1 Porthloo and 1 Bar Point.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 St. Martin’s.

Woodcock – 1 St. Martin’s.

Jack Snipe – 8 at Porth Hellick and 4 in Lower Moors.

Great Skua – 1 seen from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Mediterranean Gull – 3 Porthcressa and 1 in the Roads.

Kingfisher – 1 Porth Hellick Pool, 1 Lower Moors and 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 St. Agnes.

Common Whitethroat – 1 Peninnis.

Ring Ouzel – 1 Pelistry, 1 Peninnis, 1 Old Town, 1 Bar Point and 1 Gugh.

Fieldfare – 9 on St. Mary’s and 5 on St. Martin’s.

Redwing – An obvious influx with several hundred across the islands..

Spotted Flycatcher – 3 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Tresco.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Watermill, 1 Tresco and 1 St. Martin’s.

Black Redstart – 1 Tolman Point.

Common Redstart – 1 Porth Hellick, 1 Hugh Town, 1 Old Town and 1 St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 9 on St. Mary’ and 2 on Bryher.

Tree Pipit – 1 Peninnis.