Wednesday 21st October 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Spotted Sandpiper – A juvenile was on Simpson’s Field, Tresco.

Blyth’s Pipit – 1 still on the west side of Peninnis.

Olive-backed Pipit – 1 still at Little Arthur Farm, St. Martins.

Short-toed Lark – 1 still on the Airfield.

Richard’s Pipit – 1 on the Airfield.

Ortolan Bunting – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Quail – 1 Peninnis.

Little Gull – 1 Eastern Isles.

Great Spotted Woodpecker – 2 Holy Vale and 1 Tresco.

Pink-footed Geese – 2 still on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Spoonbill – 1 on Stony Island.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 13 on St. Mary’s and 2 on Tresco.

Firecrest – 8 on St. Mary’s, 1 on Bryher and 1 on St. Martin’s.

Jack Snipe – 1 Shooters’ Pool and 1 Lower Moors Pool.

Woodcock – 1 Black & White Woods, Lower Moors.

Ring Ouzel – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Black Redstart – 3 Porthloo, 1 Town Beach, 1 Pelistry and 1 Bryher.

Brambling – 1 Higher Moors.

Lesser Redpoll – 2 Bryher.

Crossbill – 1 Newford Duck Pond and 1 over Porthcressa.

Wigeon – 13 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Red-throated Diver – 1 winter-plumaged bird in The Roads.

Great Northern Diver – 2 off Watermill Cove.

Golden Plover – 4 on the Golf Course.

Whimbrel – 1 Porthloo, 1Taylor’s Island and 3 Bryher.

Pomarine Skua – 2 from the Scillonian III.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 by the quay in Hugh Town, 1 Old Town and 2 in Tresco Channel.

Long-eared Owl – 1 Salakee.

Short-eared Owl – 3 in the Giant’s Castle/Airfield area.

Merlin – 1 or 2 around the islands.

Common Redstart – 1 Salakee and 1 Porthcressa.

Whinchat – 1 Bryher.

Yellow Wagtail – 1 Tresco.