Monday 3rd October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Red-backed Shrike (M.Goodey)

Red-backed Shrike (M.Goodey)

A selection from Monday’s bird log:

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

Cattle Egret – 2 were seen flying round the island and were seen on the ground at Trewince and Porth Hellick Pool.

American Golden Plover – 1 was on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Buff-bellied Sandpiper – 1 was on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Bluethroat – 1 in the quarry below Buzza Tower.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 2 on the Garrison.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis, 1 Garrison and 1 Porth Killier, St. Agnes.

Great Spotted Woodpecker – 1 on the Garrison and 1 on Tresco.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 on the Garrison.

Osprey – 1 flew over the Great Pool, Tresco.

Firecrest – 1 on the Garrison and 1 in the “Dump Clump”.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 3 on St. Mary’s, 2 on Tresco, 1 on Bryher and 1 on St. Agnes.

Lapland Bunting – 2 on Bryher, 1 on the Airfield and 1 on the Garrison.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 in Porthcressa Bay.

Grey Phalarope – 2 off Horse Point, St. Agnes.

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – 6 Tresco.

Common Scoter – 1 in Porthcressa Bay.

Balearic Shearwater – 1 off Horse Point, St, Agnes.

Little Egret – 16 Tresco Channel and 2 St. Agnes.

Marsh Harrier – 1 Tresco.

Hobby – 1 Tresco

Great Northern Diver – 1 flew over Bryher.

Golden Plover – 1 on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Whimbrel – 1 Porth Hellick and 1 St. Agnes.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Great Skua – 8 seen from the Scillonian III crossing form Penzance to St. Mary’s and 1 off Morning Point, Garrison.

Common Gull – 2 flew over the Great Pool, Tresco.

Mediterranean Gull – 5 adult, 1 2nd-winter and 4 1st-winter birds in Tresco Channel.

Garden Warbler – 1 Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors.

Spotted Flycatcher – 3 on Tresco and 2 on the Garrison.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 in Holy Vale, 1 on the Garrison and 1 at Rowesfield Crossroads, Tresco.

Common Redstart – 1 on Tresco and 2 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 4 on Tresco, 1 at Salakee, 1 on Bryher and 1 on St. Agnes.