Thursday 18th September 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Corncrake, Lower Moors (Robin Mawer)

St. Mary’s – A Corncrake was caught and ringed at Porth Hellick. A Ruff, 3 Snipe, a Wryneck, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Whinchats and a Common Redstart were in Lower Moors. A Red-breasted Flycatcher was between Newford Duck Pond and Watermill and also in the area were 3 Pied Flycatchers and 8 Spotted Flycatchers. A Common Sandpiper was on Porthcressa Beach, a Kingfisher was on the Garrison and a Wryneck was behind Porthloo Farmhouse.

Tresco – A Common & a Green Sandpiper, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Little Stints, 2 Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Spotted Redshank, a Spotted Crake, a Yellow Wagtail and an Ortolan Bunting. An Arctic Tern was in Tresco Channel.

Ortolan Bunting, Tresco (Robin Mawer)

St. Agnes – 2 Little Stints ( 1of which was killed by a Water Rail), a Ruff, a Wryneck, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Common Rosefinch.

Bryher – A Wryneck, 3 Whinchats, 8 Spotted Flycatchers and a probable Barred Warbler.

St. Martin’s – 3 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Whinchats, 9 Spotted Flycatchers and a Common Redstart.

Pelagic trip – 20 European Storm-petrels, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Mediterranean Gulls. 3 Sabine’s Gulls, 4 Great Skuas, 20 Common Dolphins and 2 Blue Sharks.

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