Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th November 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – There was a noticeable influx of finches on the island, with 100s of Chaffinches and Siskins amongst them were at least 100 Bramblings and a Hawfinch. 2 Firecrests, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and a Bullfinch were in Lower Moors. A Siberian Chiffchaff & a Bullfinch were in the Dump Clump and a Firecrest was in the nearby allotments. A Yellow-browed Warbler, a Siberian Chiffchaff, a Great Spotted Woodpecker & 2 Woodcocks were at Porth Hellick and 2 Bullfinches were on Higher Moors. A 1st – winter Little Gull flew over Hugh Town towards Porthcressa and a Black Redstart & a Firecrest were on the Garrison.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 3 Firecrests and a late Willow Warbler were trapped at Porth Hellick Ringing Station. The Water Pipit was still on Porth Hellick Beach, a Bullfinch was at Higher Moors and a Black Redstart was on town Beach.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Yellow-browed Warbler were trapped at Porth Hellick Ringing Station and the Water Pipit was still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – 2 Firecrests and a Reed Bunting were trapped at Porth Hellick Ringing Station. The Water Pipit was still on Porth Hellick Beach and a Yellow-browed Warbler was in Lower Moors.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Dusky Warbler was found at Higher Moors mid-afternoon. A Firecrest was trapped at Porth Hellick Ringing Station, the Water Pipit was still on Porth Hellick Beach, a Siberian Chiffchaff was on Porth Hellick Loop Trail and a Yellow-browed Warbler was in Holy Vale.