Wednesday 12th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Wednesday’s Bird log:

Cattle Egret – 2 commuting between Sunnyside and Pelistry.

Western Subalpine Warbler – 1 in St. Mary’s Hall Garden, Hugh Town.

Little Bunting – 1 Porth Killier, St. Agnes and 1 Great Pool, Tresco.

Coal Tit – There were 2 sightings of this Scilly rarity: 1 on the Garrison and 1 in Carreg Dhu Gardens.

Short-toed Lark – 1 on the Airfield

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 3 Newford Duck Pond, 1 Carreg Dhu Gardens and 2 St. Agnes.

Red-breasted Flycatcher (K.Webb)

Red-breasted Flycatcher (K.Webb)

Dotterel – 2 on Shipman Head Down, Bryher.

Wryneck – 3 Peninnis.

Firecrest – 4 on St. Mary’s and 2 on St. Agnes.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 32 across the islands.

Lapland Bunting – 3 on Peninnis, 1 on St. Agnes and 3 on Bryher.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Town Bay.

Spoonbill -1 flew southeast over Tresco.

Hobby – At least 4 birds on St. Mary’s.

Osprey – 1 St. Martin’s.

Merlin – 3 St. Agnes.

Turtle Dove – 1 on St. Martin’s, had apparently been there for 2 weeks.

Short-eared Owl – 1 on the Golf Course and 1 on Bryher.

Wigeon – 27 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Pintail – 2 on Great Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 2 Bar Point and 4 in the Roads.

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

Lapwing – 5 Porthloo and a on Tresco..

Whimbrel – 1 Porthloo, 1 Peninnis and 2 on St. Agnes.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 St. Agnes.

Jack Snipe – 11 in Lower Moors and 1 Tresco.

Mediterranean Gull – An adult 1 in the Roads.

Short-eared Owl – 1 near the Daymark on St. Martin’s.

Kingfisher – 1 Lower Moors.

Lesser Whitethroat 2 on the Garrison and 2 at Higher Moors.

Common Whitethroat – 1 St. Martin’s .

Ring Ouzel – 1Garrison, 1 Peninnis, 2 Tresco and 1 Bryher.

Spotted Flycatcher – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 ringed at Porth Hellick, 1 Garrison, 1 St. Agnes, 2 Tresco and 1 St. Martin’s.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Black Redstart – 5 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Tresco, 2 om Bryher, 4 on St. Agnes and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Common Redstart – 1 Porth Mellon and 1 Airfield.

Whinchat – 4 on St. Mary’s and 2 on Bryher.

Tree Pipit – 1 Longstone.

Siskin – 4 in the Carreg Dhu Gardens/Longstone