Sunday 24th August 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – One of each of Arctic Skua, Cory’s, Great, Sooty and Balearic Shearwater flew past Peninnis Head in a 2 hour sea-watch. A Whimbrel was on Town Beach and 2 Mediterranean Gulls & 5 Redshanks were at Porthcressa.

Pelagic trip – The last of the birders specials produced 12+ Great Shearwaters, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 150+ European Storm-petrels, 2 adult Sabine’s Gulls, 4 Arctic Skuas and 6 Great Skuas.

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