Sunday 23rd April 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

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St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern at Lower Moors was joined briefly in the early evening by 2 Black-necked Stilts and a Blue-headed Wagtail. This was the first record of BW Stilts on Scilly since 2005, unfortunately they were only present for 12 minutes before flying off. 5 Ring Ouzels were on Peninnis a another 2 were on the Golf Course. The Wood Sandpiper was still on Porth Hellick Pool and a Wood Warbler was opposite Newford Duck Pond. A Fieldfare & a Short-toed Lark flew over Porth Hellick Down in the morning and the Lark was relocated on the Airfield in the evening.

Bryher – A Richard’s Pipit, a Wood Warbler, 4 Ring Ouzels, a Long-eared Owl, a Black Redstart, 3 Grasshopper Warblers a Spotted Flycatcher and a Tree Pipit.

St. Agnes – The Hoopoe was still near St. Warna’s Cove and also on the island were 18 Whimbrels, a Merlin, a Hobby, a White Wagtail & 2 Common Whitethroats.

Tresco – 7 Whimbrels and a Mediterranean Gull.

St. Martin’s – The first Golden Oriole of the year.

Teän – The drake Pintail was still present.

Inter-island waters – 5 Great Northern Divers were in The Roads.