Thursday 30th October 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

American Wigeon & Green-winged Tea l– No reports on any wildfowl and waterbirds as no-one went to Tresco.

Red-throated Pipit – 1 on the airfield and 1 on St. Agnes.

Short-toed Lark – 1 on the airfield.

Rose-coloured Starling – 1 near Tolman’s Café.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 Porth Hellick.

Ortolan Bunting – 1 still on St. Agnes

Spotted Crake – 1 still at Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors.

Snow Bunting – 1 on the airfield.

Yellow-browed Warbler– 15 St. Mary’s and 2 St. Agnes.

Firecrest – 5 on St. Mary’s.

Manx Shearwater – 3 past Church Point.

Balearic Shearwater – 1 on the return Scillonian crossing.

Merlin – A male over Old Town Churchyard and a female over the airfield.

Golden Plover– 18 over Porth Hellick, 6 on the airfield and 1 St. Agnes.

Jack Snipe– 1 Lower Moors and 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Woodcock– 1 Pelistry, 1 Content and 1 Porth Mellon.

Whimbrel– 1 Porth Hellick, 1 Pelistry and 2 St. Agnes.

Common Sandpiper – 1 Hugh Town.

Arctic Skua – 2 past Church Point, 1 past Peninnis and 1 from the Scillonian.

Great Skua – 1 from the Scillonian.

Black Redstart– 13 on St. Mary’s and 12 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 1 Porthloo Lane.

Mistle Thrush – 1 St. Agnes.

Reed Warbler – A late bird on Gugh.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 thought to be one of the eastern races was on St. Agnes.

Common Whitethroat – 1 Gugh.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 on St. Agnes.

Northern Willow Warbler – 1 in Carreg Dhu Garden.

Spotted Flycatcher – A very late bird on the Garrison.

Siskin– 4 at Trenoweth, 2 on the Garrison and 2 at Higher Moors.

Reed Bunting– 1 Lower Moors, 1 Content and 1 St. Agnes

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