Tuesday 12th to Tuesday 19th April 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 2 Iceland Gulls were on the Golf Course and a Firecrest was in Lower Moors.

Tresco – A Great White Egret was seen on the Great Pool, this was the first record since October 2012. Also present were 2 Iceland Gulls, a Pintail, 4 Pochards and 3 Tufted Ducks.

St. Agnes – The first Common Sandpiper of the spring.

Inter-island waters – The Surf Scoter was again in Crow Sound (between St. Mary’s & St. Martin’s) and 3 Sandwich Terns were in the Roads.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s  – The 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still on the Golf Course.

St. Martin’s – A Great Northern Diver was offshore.

Inter-island waters – 4 Great Northern Divers were in the Roads.

Thursday’s birds were:

Tresco – The Great White Egret was in the pines near the Great Pool.

Bryher – A Tree Pipit and a White Wagtail.

Inter-island waters – A Great Northern Divers and 16 Sandwich Terns were in the Roads.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A juvenile Iceland Gull was still on the Golf Course.

St. Agnes – 2 Tufted Ducks and a Common Tern.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s  – The 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still on the Golf Course.

St. Agnes – 2 Tufted Ducks, Common Terns, a White Wagtail and a Black Redstart.

Tresco – 3 Pochard.

Woodchat Shrike, Salakee Down, 18.0416, John HeadonSunday’s birds were:

Tresco – An Iberian Chiffchaff was singing and showing well on Pool Road around midday but was not seen or heard after 13:00. This is only the third record for Scilly.

St. Mary’s – A female Woodchat Shrike was by the turning circle on the Airfield and nearby was a male Ring Ouzel. A female Ring Ouzel was in the pig-field on the Garrison and the 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still on the Golf Course.

St. Agnes – A Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatchers, a Black Redstart, 2 Common Terns and a Whimbrel.

Teän – 7 Whimbrels.

Western Rocks – 2 Purple Sandpipers and 5 Whimbrels

Mondays Birds were:

Tresco – A male Snowy Owl was on Vane Hill, the Iberian Chiffchaff was singing and showing well on Pool Road and a Common Sandpiper was at New Grimsby.

St. Mary’s – The female Woodchat Shrike was Salakee Down, a juvenile Iceland Gull was non the Golf Course and a Little Grebe was on Porth Hellick Pool.

Bryher – Another female Woodchat Shrike was at Vine Farm, also on the island were a Tree Pipit and the first Common Whitethroat of the spring.

Tuesday’s birds were:

Tresco – The Iberian Chiffchaff was still on Pool Road. A Green Sandpiper & 4 Common Sandpipers were on the Great Pool and a female Marsh Harrier was hunting over the reeds. Also on the island were 2 Common Buzzards, a Common Whitethroat, 30+ Wheatears and 11 Ring Ouzels (including a flock of 9 which flew off),

Bryher – What may have been the flock of 9 Ring Ouzels that flew from Tresco were in a paddock at Vine Farm, a 100+ Wheatears, a Tree Pipit, a Black Redstart & 3 Whimbrels were on the island and a Common Swift flew in off the sea.

St. Mary’s – The 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still on the Golf Course, a Common Swift flew over Hugh Town and 4 Common Sandpipers were at Porth Hellick Pool.

St. Martin’s – A Grasshopper Warbler and a Ring Ouzel.

St. Agnes – 8 Whimbrels.