Thursday 28th August 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – An Osprey drifted over Mount Todden towards Porth Hellick and an Icterine/ Melodious Warbler was seen very briefly on Kittydown. A Little Tern (a rare bird on Scilly) was commuting between the harbour and Porthcressa, where there were also 2 Mediterranean Gulls.

St. Agnes – A Dunlin, a Little Stint, a Tree Pipit, 5 Whinchats, 2 Pied Flycatchers, a Common Redstart and a Whitethroat.

Bryher – 2 Dunlins, a Tree Pipit and a Hooded Crow.

Pelagic trip – This evening’s trip produced 48 Cory’s Shearwaters, 24 Great Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, 300+ European Storm-petrels, 2 Great Skuas, 15 Common Dolphins and 2 Blue Sharks.

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