Sunday 17th September 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

 

St. Mary’s – The Semi-palmated Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 3 Common Snipe, a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail were all on Lower Moors Pool. Nearby a Yellow-browed Warbler was in the sallows between the Hilda Quick hide and Shooters’ Pool. The American Golden Plover was still on the beach at Porth Hellick and an Osprey flew over heading towards Tresco. A Whinchat was at Porthloo.

St. Agnes – A Ring Ouzel, a Whinchat, a Common Rosefinch and a Lapland Bunting.

Gugh – A Yellow-browed Warbler.

Tresco – 6 Pink-footed Geese, a Pochard, a Tufted Duck & a Pintail were on the Great Pool and 28 Ringed Plovers & 8 Dunlins were on the beaches.

St. Martin’s – A Turtle Dove, a Merlin, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Whinchat and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Bryher – A Bar-tailed Godwit, a Golden Plover and a Ring Ouzel.

Teän – A Whimbrel.

Inter-island waters – 3 Mediterranean Gulls were in Tresco Channel.

At sea – A Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 4 Balearic and 7 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Scillonian III on the return crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance in the evening.