Sunday 9th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Sunday’s Bird log:

Sora Rail – Still showing from the Swarovski hide on Tresco.

Cattle Egret – 2 still in fields below the Riding Stables moving to Tresco early evening.

Western Subalpine Warbler – 1 in St. Mary’s Hall Garden, Hugh Town.

Little Bunting – 1 on Peninnis.

Short-toed Lark – 1 on Bryher and 1 on the Airfield

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Newford, 1 Lower Moors and 1 St. Agnes.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis, 1 Buzza Quarry, 1 Borough Farm and 1 Bryher.

Merlin –1 Innisidgen and 1St. Agnes.

Firecrest – 4 on St. Mary’s, 1 on St. Agnes and 2 on Tresco..

Yellow-browed Warbler – 13 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Bryher, 8 on St. Agnes and 6 on Tresco.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 on St. Agnes.

Lapland Bunting – 2 on Peninnis, 1 on St. Agnes and 2 on Bryher.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Porthcressa Bay.

Osprey – 1 around the islands.

Turtle Dove – 1 still in Hugh Town

Dark-bellied Brent Geese – 6 off the Blockhouse, Tresco.

Wigeon – 37 Great Pool. Tresco.

Pintail – 1 Great Pool Tresco.

Common Scoter – 6 in the Roads and 1 in Tresco Channel.

Great Northern Diver – A summer-plumage bird in Crow Sound.

Hobby – 1 Peninnis.

Jack Snipe – 8 in Lower Moors and 1 on St. Agnes.

Whimbrel – 1 Porthloo and 1 Peninnis.

Ruff – 2 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 St. Martin’s.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 2 St. Martin’s.

Purple Sandpiper – 3 Western Rocks.

Mediterranean Gull – 2 in the Roads and 1 Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Kingfisher – 2 Porth Hellick Pool, 1 Old Town, 1 Lower Moors and 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Hooded Crow – 1 Bryher.

Lesser Whitethroat – 2 on the Garrison, 1 Peninnis, 1 Dump Clump and 1 Tresco.

Common Whitethroat – 1 Shooters’ pool and 1 Tresco.

Grasshopper Warbler – 1 Higher Moors.

Ring Ouzel – 2 Pelistry, 1 Porth Hellick and 2 Bryher.

Fieldfare – 1 Higher Moors.

Redwing – 40+ St. Mary’s and 8 on Tresco.

Spotted Flycatcher – 4 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Tresco and 1 on St. Agnes.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 Lower Moors and 1 St. Agnes.

Black Redstart – 1 Peninnis, 1 on Bryher. 1 on Tresco and 1 St. Agnes.

Common Redstart – 1 Nowhere, 1 Peninnis and 1 Tresco.

Whinchat – 7 on St. Mary’ and 2 on Bryher.

Tree Pipit – 1 Newford and 1 St. Agnes.

Siskin – 2 on the Garrison and 1 Newford.