Tuesday 11th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Tuesday’s Bird log:

Caspian Gull – 1 was photographed at Porth Killier, St. Agnes. This is the first record of this species for Scilly.

Sora Rail – Still showing from the Swarovski hide on Tresco.

Cattle Egret – 2 commuting between Sunnyside and Pelistry.

Western Subalpine Warbler – 1 in St. Mary’s Hall Garden, Hugh Town.

Western Subalpine Warbler (K.Webb)

Western Subalpine Warbler (K.Webb)

Short-toed Lark – 1 on the Airfield

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 2 Newford Duck Pond and 1 Carreg Dhu Gardens.

Dotterel – 2 on Shipman Head Down, Bryher.

Wryneck – 2 Peninnis and 1 Maypole.

Firecrest – 4 on St. Mary’s and 2 on St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 31 across the islands.

Lapland Bunting – 2 on Peninnis, 3 on the Airfield, 1 Carn Friars, 1 Maypole 2 and 2 on Bryher.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Town Bay/ Porth Mellon.

Wigeon – 27 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Pintail – 5 on Great Pool Tresco and 8 in the Roads flying southwest.

Lapwing – 4 Trewince.

Whimbrel – 2 St. Martin’s and 2 Bryher.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 3 St. Martin’s.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 St. Agnes and 1 Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Jack Snipe – 5 at Porth Hellick and 5 in Lower Moors.

Mediterranean Gull – An adult 1 in the Roads.

Short-eared Owl – 1 near the Daymark on St. Martin’s.

Kingfisher – 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Hooded Crow – 1 still on Bryher.

Common Whitethroat – 1 Peninnis, 1 Garrison and 1 Tremelethen.

Ring Ouzel – 1 Watermill, 1 Porth Hellick and 1 Bryher.

Mistle Thrush – 1 Carreg Dhu Gardens, 1 Maypole and 1 Holy Vale.

Spotted Flycatcher –1 on the Garrison and 1 St. Martin’s.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 2 St. Martin’s.

Black Redstart – 5 on St. Mary’s and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Common Redstart – 1 Porthcressa and 1 Airfield.

Whinchat – 1 at the Riding Stables and 2 on St. Martin’s.+

Tree Pipit – 1 Peninnis.

Brambling – 2 at Longstone.

Cheers,

Al