Saturday 14th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Saturday’s log:

Western Orphean Warbler – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Little Bunting – 1 on St, Agnes and 1 Airfield.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on St, Agnes

Hawfinch – An unprecedented influx with flocks of 50, 30, 30 & 17 around St, Mary’s, 10 Borough Farm, Tresco and 7 on St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 4 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St. Agnes.

Firecrest – 2 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St. Agnes .

Sooty Shearwater – 1 from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Balearic Shearwater – 5 from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s and 1 on the return crossing.

Pink- footed Goose – 6 St. Agnes.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 2 Porth Mellon.

Pintail – A drake on Abbey Pool, Tresco

Whimbrel – 1 Porthloo, 2 Old Town, 1 Pendrethen.

Woodcock – 1 Porth Hellick Down.

Great Skua – 1 from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Mediterranean Gull – 3 Porthcressa and 2 Porthloo.

Short-eared Owl – 1 flew from Newford Duck Pond towards Watermill.

Merlin – 1 Holy Vale/Porth Hellick and 1 Hugh Town.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 St. Agnes.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 St. Agnes.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 St. Agnes.

Black Redstart – 3 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St. Agnes.

Common Redstart – 1 Porthcressa and 1 Watermill.

Whinchat – 2 on Tresco.

White Wagtail – 1 on St. Agnes.

Tree Pipit – 1 flew over the Airfield.

Siskin – 20 Carreg Dhu Gardens, 6 Newford Duck Pond, 6 Maypole and 5 on St. Martin’s.

Lapland Bunting – 1 on St. Agnes.

Reed Bunting – 1 Porth Hellick.