Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th May 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Great Northern Divers,The Roads, (Joe Pender)

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Little Bittern was still in Lower Moors and the Night Heron was seen there in the, flying from Shooters’ Pool towards the Dump Clump. The Western Bonelli’s Warbler was still in the hedge that runs from the Standing Stones Field to the field opposite Nowhere. A Dotterel was still on the Golf Course, a Merlin flew over Hugh Town harbour and a Grasshopper Warbler was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick. A Golden Oriole was near Porthloo chalets and 11 Common Swifts were over Lower Moors in the evening.

St. Agnes – 4 Dunlins, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Common Swifts, a Richard’s Pipit, a Ring Ouzel, a late Redwing, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, a Common Redstart, 6 Common Whitethroats and a Siberian Chiffchaff.

Bryher – A Grey Plover, a Nightingale was singing early morning and a Great White Egret flew south at 16:00.

Gugh – A Whinchat.

Tresco – 2 Grey Plovers and 9 Dunlins.

Teän – A Bar-tailed Godwit.

Inter-island Waters – 14 Great Northern Divers were in The Roads

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was showing well on Lower Moors Pool and the Night Heron flew from a tree near Shooters’ Pool at dusk. A Rook & 3 Ring Ouzels were on the Golf Course, a Common Sandpiper was on Porthcressa Beach and 2 Lesser Redpolls were at Parting Carn.

St. Agnes – 3 Whimbrels, 2 Turtle Doves, a White Wagtail, a Black Redstart and a Garden Warbler.

Tresco – An Osprey flew over New Grimsby towards St. Martin’s. Also seen on the island were 6 Whimbrels, a Common Sandpiper and a White Wagtail.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still on the pool at Lower Moors and a Turtle Dove flew over. The Night Heron flew in at dusk. A Hobby was on the island.

Tresco – A Hobby and a Golden Plover.

St. Agnes – A Ring Ouzel and a Garden Warbler.

Inter-island waters – An Osprey was seen in The Roads and over St. Martin’s.

At sea – A Great Northern Diver and a Sooty shearwater were from the Scillonian III on the evening crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance