Sunday 2nd October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Red-Backed Shrike (K.Webb)

Red-Backed Shrike (K.Webb)

A selection from Sunday’s Bird log:

Sora Rail – 1 was seen early evening from the Swarovski hide on Tresco.

Red-eyed Vireo – 1 was between Gugh Bar and Covean on St. Agnes.

American Golden Plover – 1 was on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Buff-bellied Sandpiper – 1 was on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Melodious Warbler – 1 was in gardens below Garden Battery, Sallyport.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis, 1 Garrison and 1 Porth Killier, St. Agnes.

Great Spotted Woodpecker – 1 drumming on the Garrison.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 on the Garrison.

Firecrest – 1 on Peninnis.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 1 Sallyport. 1 Porth Hellick and 1 on St. Agnes.

Lapland Bunting – 3 on Bryher.

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – 6 Tresco and 1 Western Rocks.

Common Scoter – 2 in the Roads and 1 off St. Agnes.

Great Northern Diver – 1 flew over Bryher.

Golden Plover – 1 on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Whimbrel – 1 Porthloo and 1 St. Agnes.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 Porth Hellick Pool and 1 St. Agnes.

Green Sandpiper – 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Common Gull – 1 1st-winter St. Agnes.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 St. Agnes, 3 Tresco channel and 1 Porthcressa.

Garden Warbler – 1 Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors.

Spotted Flycatcher – 2 on Bryher.

Common Redstart – 1 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 7 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Tresco