Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th September 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Semi-palmated Sandpiper & Little Stints, Porth Hellick Pool, Martin Goodey, 18.09.17

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Semi-palmated Sandpiper was on Lower Moors Pool most of the day before moving on to Porth Hellick Pool in the evening.  Also seen at Porth Hellick Pool were 2 Little Stints, 4 Greenshanks, a Common Sandpiper and a female Wigeon. 3 Crossbills flew over the pool and the Spotted Crake was seen again at dusk, Nearby the American Golden Plover was on the beach.

St. Agnes – 5 Lapland Buntings were near Beady Pool.

Tresco – 6 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Wigeons, a Pochard, 2 Little Grebes, a Ruff, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Common Buzzard, a Yellow Wagtail, a Kingfisher, 2 Whinchats and a Spotted Flycatcher. A Great Northern Diver was off Carn Near.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s –  The Semi-palmated Sandpiper was still at Lower Moors. 2 Little Stints & a Curlew Sandpiper were on Porth Hellick Pool and nearby the American Golden Plover was still on the beach. A Firecrest was in the Dead Pine Walk on the Garrison and a Lesser Redpoll was in the park in Hugh Town.

St. Agnes – A Common Swift, a Whinchat, a Common Whitethroat, a Common Rosefinch and 2 Lapland Buntings.

Tresco – 6 Pink-footed Geese, a Wood Sandpiper, a Ruff, a Common Swift, a Whinchat, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Bryher – A Curlew Sandpiper.

At sea – A daytime short-range pelagic trip produced 2 European Storm-petrels, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Grey Phalaropes, a Sabine’s Gull, 3 Great Skuas and a Minke Whale.