Sunday 4th June to Monday 12th June 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

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Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Hobby was at Porth Hellick and a Lesser Redpoll was at Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors.

Bryher – A Hooded Crow.

At sea – A Sooty Shearwater, 40+ European Storm-petrels and a Great Skua were seen on the evening short-range pelagic trip.

There were no reports on Monday or Tuesday.

Wednesday’s birds were:

At sea – A Balearic Shearwater and 2 European Storm-petrels were seen from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – A Hobby.

Tresco – 2 Common Pochards and a Common Swift.

St. Martin’s – A Raven.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Lesser Redpoll was at Higher Moors.

Tresco – 2 Common Pochards and a Common Swift.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Hobby was at Lower Moors.

At sea – A Sabine’s Gull was seen from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Common Swift was over Hugh Town.

Tresco – An unseasonal Barnacle Goose, a Pintail, a Pochard and 2 Common Swifts.

Bryher – A late Cuckoo.

Annet – 80 Manx Shearwaters were offshore.

At sea – A short-range pelagic trip 6 miles SE of St. Mary’s produced 30+ European Storm- Petrels and the first Wilson’s Storm-petrel of the year.