Wednesday 11th October 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Hawfinch, St. Agnes (T. Collinson)

A selection from Wednesday’s log:

Wilson’s Snipe – A probable on Port Hellick Pool, photos of the tail and underwing have been taken, we await developments!

Isabelline Wheatear – 1 still on St. Mary’s Airfield.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on Porth Hellick Beach.

Rose-coloured Starling – A juvenile still on Buzza Hill.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island, Samson.

Hawfinch – 2 near Newford Duck Pond and 1 Borough Farm.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 10 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Bryher and 2 on St. Tresco.

Firecrest – 5 on St. Mary’s.

Sooty Shearwater – 1 off Peninnis.

Balearic Shearwater 1 off Peninnis and 2 from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s..

Pink- footed Goose – 6 St. Agnes.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose – 2 Porthloo.

Wigeon – 1 on Great Pool, Tresco

Pintail – A drake on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 3 in the Roads.

Great Northern Diver – 1 off Innisidgen and 1 in Old Town Bay.

Little Grebe – 2 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Whimbrel – 1 Garrison, 1 Old Town Bay and 1 Porthloo.

Jack Snipe – 1 in Lower Moors.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 Porthcressa and 7 Bryher.

Merlin – 1 around St. Mary’s and 1 Bryher.

Hooded Crow – 1 Bryher.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 Holy Vale.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Parting Carn.

Common Redstart – 1 Porthcressa.

Whinchat – 2 on the Airfield, 2 at the Dump and 1 on Bryher.

Yellow Wagtail – 1 Old Town.

White Wagtail – 16 Porth Mellon.

Siskin – 2 Old Town..

Reed Bunting – 1 Porth Hellick and 1 Tresco.