Saturday 8th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Saturday’s Bird log:

Sora Rail – Still showing from the Swarovski hide on Tresco.

Cattle Egret – 2 still in fields below the Riding Stables.

Short-toed Lark – 1 on Bryher.

Spotted Crake – 1 heard at Porth Hellick Pool.

Corncrake – 1 at Salakee Farm.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 Holy Vale, 1 St. Agnes and 3 St. Martin’s .

Common Rosefinch – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 2 Peninnis, 1 Porth Minnick, 1 Bant’s Carn, 1 Airfield and 1 Bryher.

Osprey – 1 flew over St. Mary’s then over Tresco and finally over St. Agnes.

Merlin –1 airfield and 1Golf Course.

Great Spotted Woodpecker – 1 Newford Duck Pond.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 still on the Garrison.

Firecrest – 20 on St. Mary’s, 2 on St. Agnes,1 St. Martin’s, 1 on Bryher and 3 on Tresco..

Yellow-browed Warbler – 27 on St. Mary’s, 8 on Bryher, 7 on St. Martin’s and 13 on Tresco.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 Newford Duck Pond.

Lapland Bunting – 1 on Peninnis, 3 on St. Agnes and 4 on Bryher.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Porthcressa Bay and 1 off Carn Near, Tresco.

Hen Harrier – A male on St. Martin’s.

Osprey – 1 flew over the St. Martin’s then Tresco and then St. Agnes.

Turtle Dove – 1 still in Hugh Town

Dark-bellied Brent Geese – 2 in the Roads and 6 off the Blockhouse, Tresco.

Wigeon – 37 Great Pool. Tresco.

Pintail – 2 Great Pool Tresco.

Common Scoter – 1 Carn Morval and 2 off Bar Point.

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

Hobby – 1 Garrison.

Golden Plover – 1 on the airfield.

Jack Snipe – 8 on Porth Hellick Pool, 7 in Lower Moors and 1 on Tresco.

Lapwing – 5 on St. Mary’s, 5 St. Agnes (the same?) and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Whimbrel – 1 Bryher and 1 St. Agnes.

Ruff – 2 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 2 Bryher.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.

Grey Phalarope – 5 on from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Mediterranean Gull – 2 Porthcressa and 1 Tresco.

Kingfisher – 2 Porth Hellick Pool.

Hooded Crow – 1 Bryher.

Lesser Whitethroat – 3 on the Garrison, 1 Peninnis and 1 Hugh Town.

Common Whitethroat – 1 Garrison and 1 Bryher.

Ring Ouzel – 1 Peninnis, 3 Pelistry, 1 Porth Hellick and 1 Tresco.

Spotted Flycatcher – 2 on the Garrison, 1 Trenoweth, 2 Maypole, 1 on Tresco. 2 on Bryher and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Pied Flycatcher – 3 on St. Mary’s, 1 on St. Martin’s, 1 on Bryher and 1 on Tresco.

Black Redstart – 1 Peninnis, 1 Bant’s Carn, 2 on Bryher and 1 St. Martin’s.

Common Redstart – 8 on St. Mary’s, 1 on St. Agnes and 2 on Bryher.

Whinchat – 16 on St. Mary’s, 5 on St. Martin’s, 10 on Bryher and 1 on Tresco.

Siskin – 2 on the Garrison