Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th September 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Dotterel and a Golden Plover were on the Airfield. A Black-necked Grebe was in Old Town Bay, a Wryneck was on Peninnis and 2 Pied Flycatchers were on the Garrison.

St. Agnes – The Lesser Yellowlegs, a Lapland Bunting, a Whinchat and a Pied Flycatcher.

Tresco – The Spotted Crake was still on the Great Pool.

Bryher – A Wryneck.

Wednesday’s birds were:

Wednesday was a very birdy day with an obvious fall of migrants on the islands, there were large numbers of Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchats and Wheatears with smaller numbers of Pied Flycatchers. Some highlights were:

St. Mary’s – A Red-backed Shrike, 2 + Common Rosefinches, 2+ Wrynecks, a Common Redstart & a Lapland Bunting were on Peninnis and a Bar-tailed Godwit flew over. Another Common Rosefinch was on the Garrison, where there were also a Barred Warbler, a Melodious Warbler, 1 or possibly 2 Icterine Warblers, a Common Redstart and a Lesser Whitethroat. The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still on the Airfield and single Wrynecks were in Old Town Churchyard and at Trenoweth. A fourth Common Rosefinch was at the junction of Porthloo Lane & Telegraph Road, an Ortolan Bunting was on the Golf Course and a Nightingale was in bushes at Newford Duck Pond.

St. Agnes – The Lesser Yellowlegs was still on the Big Pool and a Citrine Wagtail was at Porth Coose. A Short-toed Lark was at Browarth and elsewhere on the island was a Common Redstart, yet another Common Rosefinch, and a Lapland Bunting.

Bryher – A Bar-tailed Godwit, a Wryneck, a Red-Backed Shrike and a Common Redstart.

St. Martin’s – A Wryneck