Tuesday 4th to Monday 10th July 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

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There were no reports for Thursday (06/07) or Saturday (08/07).

Tuesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Serin flew over the school towards Nowhere, Old Town.

At sea – 30 European Storm-petrels were seen from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Green Sandpiper & a Greenshank were on Porth Hellick Pool, nearby a White Wagtail was on Porth Hellick Beach and a Common Swift was over Porth Hellick House.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Green Sandpiper was on Lower Moors Pool.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Agnes – A Red-rumped Swallow was over Island Fields & Browarth and a White Wagtail was seen carrying food at Troy Town.

St. Mary’s – The Red-rumped Swallow had moved to Porth Hellick in the evening, where there was also a Hobby. 3 Mediterranean Gulls were on the beach at Porthloo,

Tresco– A Little Egret and a Common Swift.

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The 3 Mediterranean Gulls were still on Porthloo Beach.

At sea – The evening short-range pelagic trip produced the first Cory’s Shearwaters of the year an amazing 37 birds. Also seen were 4 Great Shearwaters, 50 European Storm-petrels, a Mediterranean Gull and 2 Great Skuas. 2 Blue Sharks were caught, tagged and released.