Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th January 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Wednesday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – An Iceland Gull flew from Hugh Town harbour towards Porthcressa, the juvenile Rose-coloured Starling was still in the allotments opposite the incinerator and a Yellow-browed Warbler was in Lower Moors. 2 Balearic Shearwaters, a Long-tailed Duck and 7 Common Scoters were seen from McFarland’s Down,

St. Agnes – 2 Iceland Gulls, a first-winter & a second winter, were at St. Warna’s Cove.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Porthloo, 2 Balearic Shearwaters were between Deep Point & Watermill and the 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese were still on Salakee Farm. A Siberian Chiffchaff and a Yellow-browed Warbler were in Lower Moors.

St. Agnes – A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on Periglis Beach.

Tresco – A Long-tailed Duck and a Scaup were on Abbey Pool.

Samson – 2 Spoonbills.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – A juvenile Glaucous Gull & a juvenile Iceland Gull were seen at Porthloo and the juvenile Rose-coloured Starling was still in the allotments opposite the incinerator.

Samson – A Spoonbill.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The juvenile Glaucous Gull commuted between Porthlow & Porth Mellon and 2 Balearic Shearwaters flew past Peninnis. The Yellow-browed Warbler was still in Lower Moors and the Serin seen in December showed again in the field on the corner of Rosehill and Rocky Hills.

St. Agnes – A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on Periglis Beach.

Gugh – An adult Glaucous Gull was feeding on a dead seal

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