Saturday 15th to Tuesday 18th April 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Saturdays Birds were:

St Martin’s – The Rock Thrush was still at Bread and Cheese Cove until 15.45hrs at least when birders left the site. It was not seen again after this date. Nearby a Wryneck was at Carn Weathers and a Great Northern Diver was offshore.

St Mary’s – A Short-eared Owl was flushed on Porth Hellick Down.

Sunday’s Birds were:

St Agnes – A Pied Flycatcher and 2 White Wagtails

Tresco – 2 Whimbrels

St Mary’s – A Great Northern Diver was in the Roads

Tean – A drake Pintail

Inter-Island Waters – 9 Great Northern Divers in The Roads

Monday’s Birds were:

Bryher – A Little Tern, a Grey Plover and a Common Sandpiper

St Mary’s – The first Grasshopper Warbler of the year was at Lower Moors. A phylloscopus warbler giving mixed Chiffchaff/Willow Warbler song at Rosehill was thought to be a hybrid.

St Agnes – 3 Whimbrels

Tuesday’s Birds were:

St Mary’s – a female Marsh Harrier and Common Whitethroat were at Porth Hellick, a Siskin was in Hugh Town and three Ring Ouzels were on Porth Hellick Down. Another two birds were in Salakee Farm Fields

Bryher – A Long-eared Owl, 3 Grasshopper Warblers and 2 Ring Ouzels

Gugh – A Merlin and a Black Redstart

Tresco – 2 Common Sandpipers

St Martin’s – A Grasshopper Warbler