Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 2 Bee-eaters were seen in several locations around the island, before moving to Tresco in the afternoon. The American Golden Plover was still on Porth Hellick Beach and 3 Little Stints, 8 Greenshanks & 2 Common Snipe were on Porth Hellick Pool. The Icterine Warbler was still at the entrance to Peacehaven, Watermill. Single Wrynecks were seen at Lower Moors and the entrance to the Golf Club.

St. Agnes – The Red-eyed Vireo was still in bushes east of the Big Pool, the Bee-eater was still on the island and a Turtle Dove was also seen.

Gugh – A Yellow-browed Warbler.

Tresco – 2 Bee-eaters, a Little Stint, a Wigeon, a Tufted Duck, a Pochard, a Common Buzzard, 2 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Spotted Flycatchers.

St. Martin’s – A Bee-eater flew over Middle Town, 130 Sanderlings were on St. Martin’s Flats and 2 Pied Flycatchers were in elms by the cricket pitch.

Bryher – An adult Rose-coloured Starling and a Barred Warbler.

Tuesday’s birds were:

Tresco – 3 Bee-eaters were over the Abbey Gardens and a Great White Egret ( a very rare bird on Scilly) flew towards St. Mary’s.

St. Mary’s – The American Golden Plover was still on Porth Hellick Beach, where there was also a Kingfisher, 2 Ravens flew over and the Great White Egret flew south over the beach at 15:45. Nearby on Porth Hellick Pool were a Little Stint, 10 Greenshanks and 5 Common Snipe. The Wryneck was still in the Old Town/ Trench Lane and a Kingfisher was on Porthloo Lane.

St. Agnes – A Kingfisher, a Whinchat, a Pied Flycatcher and a Spotted Flycatcher.

Gugh – A Wryneck.

St. Martin’s – A Dotterel flew over the Daymark, a Yellow-browed Warbler in fields above Lawrence Bay and a Lapland Bunting on Chapel Down.