Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th May 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still on the pool at Lower Moors and the Night Heron flew from the reeds at 21:20. A Whinchat was on Peninnis, a Hooded Crow was on the Golf Course, an Osprey was seen from MacFarland’s Down and a Hobby was over Porth Hellick.

Bryher – A Golden Oriole, a magnificent full summer Grey Plover, a Whinchat, 12 Spotted Flycatchers and 14 Common Whitethroats.

St. Martin’s – A Golden Plover, a Hobby and probably the same Osprey that was seen from MacFarland’s Down.

Tresco – A Common Buzzard.

Inter-island waters – A Great Northern Diver was seen from the Scillonian III off the Eastern Isles. Another 15 Great Northern Divers, 5 Common Terns and 450+ Manx Shearwaters were seen on the ‘Shearwater Special’ trip in the evening.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Hooded Crow was on the Golf Course, a Common Sandpiper was on Porth Hellick Pool and a Merlin was at Porthloo.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still on Lower Moors Pool.

St. Agnes – A Quail flew in off the sea and landed on Wingletang Down.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still on Lower Moors Pool.

St. Agnes – 4 Whimbrels, a Common Redstart and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Bryher – A real Scilly rarity – a Yellowhammer!