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    Categories: Bird Sightings

Sunday 22nd October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Sunday’s log:

Siberian Oystercatcher – The bird thought by some to be this subspecies was still on Porthloo Beach.

Dusky Warbler – 2 in Lower Moors, 1 near Shooters’ Pool and 1 by the carpark at Trench Lane moving to bushes by the pumping station

Little Bunting – 1 on Port Hellick Down.

Bullfinch – 1 flew from Peninnis towards Old Town, this is a very scarce bird on Scilly.

Hawfinch – 4 at the Riding Stables, 1 Pelistry, 1 Content and 1 Tresco.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 4 on St. Mary’s, 2 on St. Agnes and 1 on Gugh.

Siberian Chiffchaff  1 still on Higher Moors.

Water Pipit – 1 again on Porth Hellick Beach.

Firecrest – 20 on St. Mary’s, 7 on St. Agnes and 2 on Tresco.

Sabine’s Gull – 1 seen from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s

Snow Bunting – 2 Deep Point.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 2 Porthloo.

Wigeon – 1 Great Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 6 off Tresco.

Great Northern Diver – 1 Porth Hellick Bay, 1 Porthcressa, 3 Tresco and 1 St. Martin’s.

Little Grebe – 2 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Golden Plover – 5 Old Town.

Whimbrel – 2 Pendrethen, 1 Porthcressa and 1 Toll’s Island.

Jack Snipe – 1 Toll’s Island.

Great Skua – 1 past Peninnis.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 Porthcressa and 3 Tresco Channel.

Merlin –  1 Lower Moors, 1 Porthloo and 1 Tresco.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Higher Moors.

Ring Ouzel – 1 on St. Agnes.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 at Salakee.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Little Porth.

Black Redstart – 8 on St. Mary’s.

Common Redstart– 1 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 1 Longstone and 1 Content.

Brambling – 1 St. Agnes.

Siskin – 12 Rocky Hill, 11 Longstone, 3 Holy Vale, 30+ on Tresco and 2 on St. Agnes.

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