Tuesday 15th September 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – The 2 Pectoral Sandpipers were still at Porth Hellick Pool and nearby were 2 Whinchats & a Pied Flycatcher. There were at least 7 Wrynecks on the island, with 2 at Bant’s Carn, 1 at Deep Point, 1 at Parting Carn, 1 at Porth Minnick, 1 at Content and 1 at Porthloo. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers were at Higher Moors and also the was a Hippolais Warbler which was either an Icterine or a Melodious. A Melodious Warbler was at Newford duck Pond and a Whinchat was at Bant’s Carn. A Dotterel flew from Telegraph towards the Airfield.

Bryher – 20 Whinchats, 5 Pied Flycatchers an Icterine Warbler and an Osprey which flew towards St. Agnes.

St. Agnes – 4 Whinchats, 2 Pied Flycatchers, a Barred Warbler and a Golden Oriole, the latter is a very scarce bird in autumn.

Tresco – A Pectoral Sandpiper, a Ruff and a Yellow-browed Warbler.

At sea– A short-range pelagic trip produced a Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 50+ European Storm-petrels, a Balearic Shearwater, 2 Grey Phalaropes, a Great Skua, an Arctic Skua, 200+ Common Dolphins, 3 Blue Sharks and a Porbeagle.