Thursday 26th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Thursday’s log:

Grey-cheeked Thrush – 1 was found on St. Martin’s, unfortunately it disappeared and was only seen by the 2 original finders.

Surf Scoter – 1 was at Porthloo it then flew out to sea and was relocated in the Roads, paying a brief  visit to Porthcressa Bay

Dusky Warbler – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Little Bunting – 1 still on St. Agnes, 1 at Pelistry and it or another at Kittydown.

Melodious Warbler – 1 at the Sandy Lane end of Holy Vale.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on St. Agnes.

Bluethroat – 1 on Bryher.

Water Pipit – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Water Pipit, M.Goodey

Spoonbill – 2 on Samson.

Hawfinch –  8 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Bryher, 4 on St. Agnes and 4 on St. Martin’s.

Lapland Bunting – 1 on St. Agnes.

Short-eared Owl – 1 on Tresco and 1 on Bryher.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 4 on St. Mary’s, 2 on Bryher and 2 on St. Agnes.

Firecrest – 19 on St. Mary’s, 4 on St. Agnes, 1 on Bryher and 3 on St. Martin’s.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 Higher Moors and 1 Normandy.

Whooper Swan – 4 on Bryher.

Pink-footed Goose – 6 on Tresco.

Wigeon – 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco

Pintail – 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco

Long-tailed Duck – A male off St. Martin’s.

Common Scoter – 9 in the Roads and 2 off Watermill.

Great Northern Diver – 3 in the Roads and 1 off Bryher.

Golden Plover – 20 around St. Mary’s.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 1 on Bryher

Jack Snipe – 1 Porth Hellick.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 Porthloo, 2 Bryher, 2 St. Agnes and 2 in the Roads.

Merlin –  1 Porth Hellick, 1 Bryher and 1 St. Agnes.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Higher Moors.

Fieldfare – 2 Kittydown and 1 Tresco.

Redwing – There was an obvious large movement, with several thousands been seen across the islands.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 in Holy Vale.

Black Redstart – 17 on St. Mary’s and 7 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 1 Trewince and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Tree Pipit – 1 Porthloo

Brambling – A noticeable influx, with double figure counts from most of the islands

Chaffinch – Another noticeable increase with counts in the thousands.

Siskin – As for other finches an influx with several hundreds across the islands.

Reed Bunting – 1 Porth Hellick and 1 on Tresco.