Tuesday 25th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Tuesday’s log call:

Pallid Swift – 1 over Tresco

Dusky Warbler – 1 at Porth Hellick and Tremelethen, was a ringed bird, probably the one ringed on Monday 24/10.

Olive-Backed Pipit – 1 still on Normandy Farm, 2 Old Town and 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.

Pallas’s Warbler – 1 still in sallows on track from Deep Point Road to Porth Hellick Down.

Little Bunting – 2 Borough Farm, Tresco.

Richard’s Pipit – 1 over Parting Carn and 1 on Gugh.

Hen Harrier – A ringtail flew over Porth Hellck.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 was still in Town Bay.

Slavonian Grebe – 1 off Lower Town Quay, St. Martin’s.

Firecrest – 13 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Bryher.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 14 on St. Mary’s, 7 on Tresco, 1 on Bryher and 1 St. Agnes.

Pallas's Warbler, Porth Hellick Down, 25.10.16, M.Goodey

Pallas’s Warbler, Porth Hellick Down, 25.10.16, M.Goodey

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 St. Agnes, 1 St. Martin’s and 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.

Lapland Bunting – 2 Bryher.

Snow Bunting – 1 on Peninnis .

Osprey – 1 visited Tresco, St. Agnes and St. Mary’s.

Merlin – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 Old Town, 1 Innisidgen, 1 Peninnis, 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.

Pintail – 2 on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Pochard – 4 on the Great Pool, Tresco

Common Scoter – 5 Tresco.

Great Northern Diver – A summer-plumage bird in the Roads.

Lapwing – 1 Trewince and 1 flew over the Great Pool, Tresco.

Whimbrel – 1 Old Town, 1 Porthcressa and 2 on Bryher.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 1 Bryher.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 on the Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Purple Sandpiper – 1 St. Agnes.

Woodcock –  1 Bryher.

Jack Snipe – 1 Lower Moors and 1 Gugh.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 St. Martin’s.

Short-eared Owl – 1 Bryher and 2 Tresco.

Kingfisher – 1 Porth Hellick,1 Lower Moors, 1 Porthcressa, 1 Garrison and 1 Bryher .

Hooded Crow – 1 still on Bryher.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Lower Moors and 1 Peninnis.

Mistle Thrush – 1 Peninnis, 1 Normandy and 1 Tresco.

Black Redstart – 8 on St. Mary’s, 3 on St. Agnes and 3 on Tresco.

Common Redstart – 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.

Whinchat – 1 Innisidgen, 1 Tresco, 1 St. Agnes and 1 St. Martin’s.

Tree Pipit – 1 Normandy.

Brambling – 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.

Siskin – 1 Bryher.