Saturday 22nd October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Caspian Stonechat  – A first-winter male showed well infields between Maypole Triangle and Borough Farm.

Caspian Stonechat, St. Mary's 22.10.16, Martin Goodey

Caspian Stonechat, St. Mary’s 22.10.16, Martin Goodey

Pallid Harrier – A bird thought to be this species flew from St. Agnes towards Tresco.

Rustic Bunting – 1 was seen briefly in fields on Peninnis before disappearing

Little Bunting – 1 at Borough Farm, Tresco.

Richard’s Pipit – 1 over Carreg Dhu Gardens and the over Peninnis.

Woodlark – 2 Parting Carn.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis.

Great Spotted Woodpecker – 1 Holy Vale.

Firecrest – 2 Carreg Dhu Gardens, 1 Newford Duck Pond and 1 Lower Moors.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 11 on St. Mary’s, 3 on St. Agnes, 3 on Bryher and 1 on Tresco.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 St. Agnes.

Lapland Bunting – 1 on Peninnis.

Snow Bunting – 1 on Peninnis .

Hen Harrier – 1 over Maypole.

Crossbill – 2 flew over Peninnis towards the Garrison.

Short-eared Owl – 1 on the Garrison.

Merlin – 1 or 2 around St. Mary’s, 1 Annet, 1 St. Martin’s and 1 St. Agnes.

Common Scoter – 2 from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Sooty shearwater – 2 from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Golden Plover – 1 over Peninnis and then on the airfield.

Whimbrel – 1 Watermill and 1 Peninnis.

Woodcock – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Jack Snipe – 2 Lower Moors, 1 Porth Hellick and 1 St. Agnes.

Great Skua – 2 from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Mediterranean Gull – 3 Porthcressa.

Kingfisher – 1 Lower Moors.

Garden Warbler – 1 St. Agnes.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Newford Duck Pond,1 Lower Moors and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Common Whitethroat – 1 Mount Todden.

Ring Ouzel – 1 Peninnis and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Mistle Thrush – 2 Peninnis and 1 Innisidgen.

Black Redstart – 9 on St. Mary’s, 1 om St. Agnes, 1 on St. Martin’s and 1 on Tresco.

Common Redstart – 1 Tresco and 1 St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 1 Innisidgen and 1 Salakee.

Brambling – 2 Porthloo Lane.

Siskin – 2 Peninnis, 1 Maypole and 1 Innisidgen.

Reed Bunting – 1 Trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick ringing station.