Thursday 20th October 2016 IoS Bird sightings

A selection from Thursday’s log call:

Barred Warbler (K.Webb)

Barred Warbler (K.Webb)

Richard’s Pipit – 1 was flushed from a field near Carn Vean by a Merlin and flew towards Normandy.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Short-toed Lark – 1 still on the Airfield.

Serin – 1 on Peninnis.

Barred Warbler – An adult trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick.

Woodlark – 1 still in a field between Borough Farm and Watermill Lane.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis, 1 Porth Minnick, 1 Innisidgen and 1 on Gugh.

Great Spotted Woodpecker – A juvenile trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (A.Hannington)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (A.Hannington)

Firecrest – 2 Carreg Dhu Gardens, 1 Telegraph and 1 Tresco.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 12 on St. Mary’s and 8 on Tresco.

Lapland Bunting – 1 on Peninnis.

Snow Bunting – 1 on Peninnis and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Black-necked Grebe – 2 in Town Bay.

Merlin – 1 Carn Vean, 1 Peninnis, 1 Porthloo, 1 St. Martin’s and 1 St. Agnes.

Osprey – 1 Tresco.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 1 Tresco.

Wigeon – 25 Tresco.

Pintail – 2 females Tresco.

Shoveler – 1 Tresco.

Red-throated Diver – 1 in the Roads.

Grey Plover – 2 St. Martin’s.

Black-tailed Godwit – 2 St. Martin’s.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Woodcock – 1 Lower Moors and 1 Longstone.

Jack Snipe – 2 Lower Moors and 1 Porth Hellick.

Arctic Skua – 1 Old town Bay.

Mediterranean Gull – 8 Porthcressa.

Kingfisher – 1 Lower Moors.

Hooded Crow – 1 still on Bryher

Common Whitethroat – 2 Tresco.

Ring Ouzel – 3 Peninnis, 2 Longstone, 1 Garrison, 3 St. Agnes and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Black Redstart – 4 on St. Mary’s.

Whinchat – 1 Lower Moors, 1 on St. Martin’s and 1 on Gugh.

Brambling – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 1 St. Martin’s.

Reed Bunting – 1 Tresco.