Sunday 29th and Monday 30th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The possible Siberian Oystercatcher, a Little Stint, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Dunlin and a Mediterranean Gull were on Porth Hellick Beach. 14 Common Snipe, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Firecrest and 12 Siskins were in Lower Moors. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers and a Yellow-browed Warbler were in Rosehill Memorial Gardens. 22 Common Snipe, a Water Pipit, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Reed Buntings and a Little Bunting were at Porth Hellick. A Ring Ouzel was at Mount Todden and a Black Redstart was at Normandy.

Tresco – 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Firecrests and 2 Bullfinches.

Inter-island waters – A Long-tailed Duck and a Common Scoter were in Crow Sound

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – An Olive-backed Pipit was in the Standing Stones Field at Lower Moors, where there were also a Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. 2 more Yellow-browed Warblers were in Lower Moors between the hides and Rosehill, 2 were at Higher Moors, 1 was on Porth Hellick Loop, 1 was at Porth Hellick Ringing Station, 1 was in Holy Vale, 1 was on the road to Mount Flaggon and 2 were in the Dump Clump. Single Hawfinches were at Telegraph, Airport Lane & Pelistry, 3 Bramblings were at Trewince and 3 Lesser Redpolls were at Porth Hellick. The Surf Scoter was seen southeast of Tresco from Tobaccoman’s Point, a Red-breasted Flycatcher was in Rosehill Memorial Gardens and a Black Redstart was on the Airfield. The Water Pipit was still on Porth Hellick Beach and a Lapwing, 14 Common Snipe and 2 Reed Buntings were at Porth Hellick Pool. 31 Common Snipe were on Lower Moors Pool.

St. Agnes – 5 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Spotted Flycatcher.

Tresco – A Yellow-browed Warbler.