Monday 17th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Monday’s log call:

Pomarine Skua (J.Pender)

Pomarine Skua (J.Pender)

BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS – At least 5 birders saw this bird as it flew past Gugh.

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER – A small wader flying over Hugh town towards Porthcressa was heard to call and thought to be this species.

Little Bunting – 1 Lower Moors, 1 on St. Martin’s and 1 at Browarth, St. Agnes.

Eastern Yellow Wagtail – 1 in Peninnis Farm fields and in Lower Moors.

Short-toed Lark – 1 on the Airfield.

Barred Warbler – 1 Carn Friars Farm.

Woodlark – 1 in a field between Borough Farm and Watermill Lane.

Red-breasted Flycatcher (M.Goodey)

Red-breasted Flycatcher (M.Goodey)

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 2 St. Agnes.

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

Firecrest – 3 on St. Mary’s and 2 on Tresco.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 14 on St. Mary’s, 6 on Tresco, 1 on St. Agnes and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Lapland Bunting – 3 on Peninnis.

Snow Bunting – 1 on the coastal path below the Golf Course, 1 Horse Point, St. Agnes and 1 flew past the pelagic trip at Seven Stones.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 in Town Bay.

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

Sooty Shearwater – 2 on a short-range pelagic trip.

Balearic Shearwater -1 on a short-range pelagic trip, 1 past Peninnis and 1 was seen from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Grey Phalarope – 3 were seen from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Osprey – 1 on Teän.

Brent Goose – 6 were on the sea off St. Martin’s

Wigeon – 25 Tresco.

Pintail – 2 Great Pool, Tresco.

Shoveler – 1 Great Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 4 in the Roads and 1 off Bar Point.

European Storm-petrel – 3 on a short-range pelagic trip.

Golden Plover – 3 Garrison and 2 on Castle Down, Tresco..

Grey Plover – 6 on Teän.

Knot – 1 Teän.

Curlew Sandpiper 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.

Common Sandpiper – 1 Little Porth.

Whimbrel – 1 Toll’s Island and 1 Giant’s Castle.

Jack Snipe – 1 Shooters’ Pool, 1 Porth Hellick and 1 Great Pool, Tresco.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 Porthcressa, 1 on St. Agnes and 9 Tesco Channel.

Kingfisher – 1 Lower Moors, 1 Porth Hellick, 1 Old Town, 1 in the Harbour and one at Porth Killier, St. Agnes.

Garden Warbler – 1 Airfield.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Porthloo Lane.

Mistle Thrush – 1 Gugh.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 Porthloo and 1 St. Agnes.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 1 Tresco.

Black Redstart – 8 on St. Mary’s and 4 on St. Agnes.

Common Redstart – 1 Old Town and 1 St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 6 on St. Mary’s and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Tree Pipit – 1 Bant’s Carn.

Reed Bunting = 1 Lower Moors.