Monday 6th to Friday 10th June 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Mondays Birds were:

St Mary’s – A Green Sandpiper and a Pied Wagtail were on Lower Moors with the imm male Marsh Harrier seen over Lower Moors and Porth Hellick today.

St Agnes – An adult Purple Heron flew over St Agnes towards St Mary’s early this morning.

Tresco – The Iceland Gull was again sleeping on Simpson’s Field.

Annet – At Least 400 Manx Shearwaters were gathering near the island this evening.

At Sea – A Pomarine Skua and a Great Skua were seen from this evening’s pelagic trip along with a small number of Storm Petrels.

Tuesdays Birds were:

Tresco – The Iceland Gull was seen in flight over the island today as were two Hobbys.

St Mary’s – The imm male Marsh Harrier flew over Holy Vale this morning.

Bryher – A Spotted Flycatcher and a Garden Warbler were noted.

Wednesdays Birds were:

Tresco – The Iberian Chiffchaff was singing again on Tresco. The Iceland Gull was still on Simpson’s Field and the Marsh Harrier flew over.

St Mary’s – At least 40 Swifts were over Porth hellick this afternoon and a Spotted Flycatcher was at Rocky Hill.

Thursdays Birds were:

St Mary’s – A Red-rumped Swallow was found over Higher Moors this morning and stayed nearby all day

Tresco – The Iberian Chiffchaff was singing again on Tresco, although it has now moved along the Abbey Drive towards New Grimsby. Late in the afternoon a Honey Buzzard flew over New Grimsby.

Bryher – a male Black Redstart was found on Bryher where two Swifts flew over and the Hooded Crow was still present.

Fridays Birds were:

Roads – A summer plumaged Great Northern Diver was off the Garrison this morning and a Whimbrel was near Tresco