Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The American Golden Plover on Porth Hellick Beach was joined by a Pectoral Sandpiper which the flew onto Porth Hellick Pool, also on the pool were a Little Stint, 2 Greenshanks and 5 Common Snipe. A Firecrest, a Pied Flycatcher & a Spotted Flycatcher were in Old Town Churchyard, a Wryneck was on the Garrison and a Common Whitethroat was in the Standing Stones Field, Lower Moors.

Tresco – The 3 Bee-eaters were still near the Abbey Gardens and also on the island were 6 Pink-footed Geese, a Pintail,a Wood Sandpiper, a Little Stint, 4 Greenshanks, 2 Redshanks, a Sparrowhawk, 8 Yellow Wagtails, a Pied Flycatcher and a Red-backed Shrike.

Bryher – 2 Ruff, 4 Yellow Wagtails,a Whinchat and a Hooded Crow.

St. Agnes – A Wryneck.

St. Martin’s – A Common Redstart.

Teän – A Ruff and 2 Mediterranean Gulls.

Samson – 3 Bar-tailed Godwits.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – A Rose-breasted Grosbeak was found on Wingletang before moving along Barnaby Lane towards the Post Office. Also on the island were 4 Pied Flycatchers, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Whinchat.

St. Mary’s – An Isabelline Wheatear was seen by a couple of birders near Giant’s Castle at at 13:30. A Wryneck was on the edge of the Golf Course and another was an Content Lane. A Yellow-browed Warbler & 2 Pied Flycatchers were at Trenoweth, 2 were on Content Lane and 1 was in Carreg Dhu Gardens, where there was also a Firecrest. A Turtle Dove flew over Hugh Town Quay. The American Golden Plover was still on Porth Hellick Beach and the Pectoral Sandpiper & the Little Stint were still on Porth Hellick Pool. 3 Bar-tailed Godwits were on Porthloo Beach.

Bryher – A Barred Warbler and a Yellow-browed Warbler.