Tuesday 12th to Thursday 20th July 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

No reports for Tuesday.

Wednesday’s bird was:

At sea – A Cory’s Shearwater was seen from the Scillonian III on the return crossing for St. Mary’s to Penzance.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Martin’s – 2 Cory’s Shearwaters flew past the north side of the island.

At sea – Seen on the short-range pelagic trip in the evening were: a Wilson’s Storm-petrel. 50+ European Storm-petrels, 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, a Great Skua, an Ocean Sunfish, and a Blue Shark was caught, tagged and released.

A Balearic Shearwater, a Sooty Shearwater and a Minke Whale were seen from the Scillonian III on the return crossing for St. Mary’s to Penzance.

There were no reports for Saturday.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 5 Greenshanks and a Common Sandpiper were on Porth Hellick Pool.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Night Heron flew over Porth Hellick Pool towards Holy Vale at 07:45.

At sea – 6 European Storm-petrels were seen from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 5 Greenshanks, Common Sandpiper and the first Water Rail of the “autumn”were on Porth Hellick Pool and another Common Sandpiper was on the beach there.

At sea – The evening short-range pelagic trip produced a Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 25 European Storm-petrels, 2 Blue Sharks, 2 Ocean Sunfish and 12 Common Dolphins.

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Common Sandpiper and 5 Greenshanks were on Porth Hellick Pool.

St. Martin’s – A Sooty Shearwater was offshore.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Common Sandpiper and a Kingfisher were on Porth Hellick Pool.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Martin’s – A Great Shearwater and 2 Cory’s Shearwaters flew past the Daymark.

Northern Rocks – 11+ Sooty Shearwaters were in with a flock of 1000 Manx Shearwaters seen from a boat trip.