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    Categories: Bird Sightings

Thursday 12th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Thursday’s log:

Orphean Warbler – A probable seen at Troy Town Farm late afternoon

Wilson’s Snipe – A probable on Port Hellick Pool, the jury is still out!

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Short-toed Lark – One seen on Peninnis in the morning.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Rose-coloured Starling – A juvenile still on Buzza Hill.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – The first of the autumn was in pines along the coastal path between Pelistry and Watermill Cove.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island, Samson moving to Tresco.

Hawfinch – 1 St. Martin’s and one flew from Salakee to Porth Hellick.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 10 on St. Mary’s, 2 on St. Martin’s, 1 on St. Agnes and 1 on St. Tresco.

Firecrest – 8 on St. Mary’s.

Sooty Shearwater – 2 past the Daymark, St. Martin’s.

Pink- footed Goose – 6 St. Agnes.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 2 Porthloo.

Wigeon – 1 on Great Pool, Tresco

Pintail – A drake on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 3 in the Roads.

Great Northern Diver – 2 in the Roads.

Little Grebe – 2 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Common Buzzard – Tresco.

Golden Plover – 5 St. Mary’s and a different 5 St. Martin’s.

Whimbrel – 1 Porthloo, 1 Watermill and 1 Bryher.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 1 Bryher.

Great Skua – 1 past St. Agnes and 1 past the Daymark, St. Martin’s.

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

Yellow-legged Gull – 1 St. Martin’s.

Turtle Dove- 1 in a Hugh Town garden.

Merlin – 1 around St. Mary’s and 1 St. Agnes.

Hooded Crow – 1 Bryher.

Garden Warbler – 1 Holy Vale.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 Holy Vale and 1 Carn Gwaval.

Black Redstart – 2 on Toll’s Island were the first of the autumn.

Common Redstart – 1 Porthcressa and 1 on Tresco.

Whinchat – 2 on St. Martin’s and 1 on Teän.

Yellow Wagtail – 1 Longstone.

White Wagtail – 1 Tresco.

Tree Pipit – 1 Peninnis.

Lesser Redpoll – 1 Longstone.

Siskin – 1 Dump, 3 Carreg Dhu Gardens, 1 Standing Stoned Field, Lower Moors and 1 by the Great Pool, Tresco.

Reed Bunting – 1 Tresco.

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