Tuesday 4th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Tuesday’s log:

Blyth’s Pipit – 1 was found near Longstone and then flew to the field were the Porth Hellick track meets Carn Friars Road.

Sora Rail – Still showing well from the Swarovski hide on Tresco.

Subalpine Warbler – 1 on St. Martin’s on the coastal path east of the campsite.

Cattle Egret – 2 birds started off at various sites on Tresco before moving to St. Mary’s in the afternoon and then back to Tresco.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Buff-bellied Sandpiper – 1 still on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Little Bunting – 1 was in the Peninnis Allotments.

Little Ringed Plover – 1 Old Town Beach.

Melodious Warbler – 1 was in gardens below Garrison House on Sallyport.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Longstone, 1 Tresco and 1 St. Agnes.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 1 Borough Farm, 1 Green Farm, 1 Bryher, 1 St. Martin’s and 5 on St. Agnes.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 on the Garrison.

Firecrest – 1 Peninnis, 1 Sandy Lane and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 7 on St. Mary’s, 2 on Tresco, 1 on St. Martin’s and 15 on St. Agnes.

Lapland Bunting – 2 on Bryher, 1 on the Airfield and 1 on Peninnis.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Town Bay and 1 Bryher.

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – 6 Tresco and 1 off Bar Point.

Wigeon – 8 on Tresco.

Pintail – 1 on the Great Pool and 2 on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 1 Porthloo and 6 in the Roads.

Sooty Shearwater – 1 off St. Martin’s and 2 from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Balearic Shearwater – 1 off Peninnis.

Marsh Harrier – 1 Tresco.

Hobby – 1 Tresco

Golden Plover – 1 on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Grey Plover – 1 St. Agnes.

Lapwing – 4 on St. Mary’s

Ruff – 1 on Simpson’s Field, Tresco.

Whimbrel – 1 Porth Hellick, 3 Porth Mellon and 1 St. Agnes.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 3 St. Martin’s.

Common Sandpiper – 2 on Tresco.

Great Skua – 9 off Peninnis an 2 seen from the Scillonian III crossing form Penzance to St. Mary’s .

Common Gull – 1 Porthcressa, 1 Bryher and 1 Great Pool, Tresco.

Mediterranean Gull – 2 Porthcressa and 7 in Tresco Channel.

Hooded Crow – 1 Bryher and 1 St. Martin’s.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Ring Ouzel – The first of the autumn were: 2 Carn Friars, 1 Giant’s Castle, 1 on the Garrison and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Redwing– The first of the autumn were 3 on the Garrison.

Spotted Flycatcher – Holy Vale, 1 on the Garrison and 1 on St. Agnes.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 on the Garrison, 1 content and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Black Redstart – – The first of the autumn were 2 on Peninnis,1 on the lifeboat slipway, 2 on St. Martin’s and 1 on Tresco.

Common Redstart – 2 Carn Friars, 1 Garrison, 1 on Bryher, 1 on St. Martin’s and 5 on St. Agnes.

Brambling– The first of the autumn was 1 on the Garrison.

Siskin – 1 on Tresco.