Tuesday 8th August 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Agnes – A Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Northern Wheatears.

At sea – There were 2 short-range pelagic trips the totals were:

Daytime – 35 Cory’s, 17 Great, 1 Balearic. 31 Sooty and 500 Manx Shearwaters. Also seen were 50 European Storm-petrels, 12 Great Skuas, 4 Dunlins, 6 Black-tailed Godwits and 20 Common Dolphins.

Evening – A Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 15 Cory’s, 6 Great & 6 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 European Storm-petrels and 7 Great Skuas. 4 Blue Sharks were caught, tagged and released.

3 Great and 10 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Scillonian III on the crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance.