Monday 28th March to Sunday 3rd April 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Scandanavian Rock Pipit 1, Pelistry, 28.03.16, Martin goddey

Monday’s Birds were:

St Mary’s – A Scandinavian Rock Pipit was on the beach at Pelistry, although there have been several reports in the past the only previous fully documented record was of one on St. Mary’s on Oct 18 1991 which had been colour ringed at Onsala Halland, Sweden on July 11 1991.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – The Water Pipit was at Porth Killier.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Siberian Chiffchaff and a Firecrest were at Porth Hellick. The 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still on the Golf Course.

Tresco – A Common Scoter was offshore.

Bryher – The Hooded Crow was still present.

Samson – 4 Sandwich Terns ( the first of the year) were offshore.

Teän – A female Ring Ouzel, the first of the year.

Eastern Isles – 2 Purple Sandpipers.

Inter-island waters – The Surf Scoter and 12 Great Northern Divers were in Crow Sound (between St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s).

There were no reports for Thursday.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Siberian Chiffchaff was still at Porth Hellick and the 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still on the Golf Course,

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Serin was singing outside the entrance to Star Castle Hotel, a juvenile Glaucous Gull was feeding on a dead porpoise on Pelistry Beach and 4 Swallows & a Sand Martin were hawking over Porth Hellick Pool.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Ruff flew from the airfield towards Porth Hellick. 3 Swallows were at Content, a juvenile Iceland Gull was in the harbour and the first Willow Warblers had arrived, with about 10 reported on the island.

Tresco – 5 Purple Sandpipers and a Manx Shearwater were off the island.

St. Martin’s – A Common Scoter was offshore.

Inter-island waters – 6 Great Northern Divers and 25 Sandwich Terns were in the Roads.