Wednesday 26th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

A selection from Wednesday’s log call:

DUSKY THRUSH – A bird that was probably this species was seen and photographed by a single observer, sadly it could not be relocated.

Dusky Warbler –  A second bird was caught and ringed at Porth Hellick and 2 were seen later between the hides and the road, probably the 2 birds ringed there in the last few days. 1 was at the Fruit Cage on St. Agnes,

Dusky Warbler. Porth Hellick, 26.10.16, Alan Hannington

Dusky Warbler. Porth Hellick, 26.10.16, Alan Hannington

Dusky Warbler, Porth Hellick, 24.10.16, Alan Hannington

Dusky Warbler, Porth Hellick, 24.10.16, Alan Hannington

Olive-Backed Pipit –  2 Old Town and 1 Maypole.

Olive-backed Pipit, Old Town, 26.10.16, Martin Goodey

Olive-backed Pipit, Old Town, 26.10.16, Martin Goodey

Pallas’s Warbler – 1 still in sallows on track from Deep Point Road to Porth Hellick Down.

Little Bunting – 1 Browarth, St, Agnes.

Richard’s Pipit – 1 over Parting Carn and 1 on Gugh.

Woodlark – 2 Sandy Lane.

Spoonbill – 1 on Green Island near Samson and 2 flew over St. Mary’s

Hen Harrier – A ringtail flew over Porth Hellick.

Wryneck – 1 Peninnis.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 was still in Town Bay.

Slavonian Grebe – 1 off Lower Town Quay, St. Martin’s.

Firecrest – 13 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Bryher.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 14 on St. Mary’s, 7 on Tresco, 1 on Bryher and 1 St. Agnes.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 St. Agnes, 1 St. Martin’s and 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.

.Lapland Bunting – 2 Bryher.

Snow Bunting – 1 on Peninnis .

Osprey – 1 visited Tresco, St. Agnes and St. Mary’s.

Merlin – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 1 Old Town, 1 Innisidgen, 1 Peninnis, 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.

Pintail – 2 on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Pochard – 4 on the Great Pool, Tresco

Common Scoter – 5 Tresco.

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

Lapwing – 1 Trewince and 1 flew over the Great Pool, Tresco.

Whimbrel – 1 Old Town, 1 Porthcressa and 2 on Bryher.

Bar-tailed Godwit – 1 Bryher.

Curlew Sandpiper – 1 on the Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Purple Sandpiper – 1 St. Agnes.

Woodcock –  1 Bryher.

Jack Snipe – 1 Lower Moors and 1 Gugh.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 St. Martin’s.

Short-eared Owl – 1 Bryher and 2 Tresco.

Kingfisher – 1 Porth Hellick,1 Lower Moors, 1 Porthcressa, 1 Garrison and 1 Bryher .

Hooded Crow – 1 still on Bryher.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 Lower Moors and 1 Peninnis.

Mistle Thrush – 1 Peninnis, 1 Normandy and 1 Tresco.

Black Redstart – 8 on St. Mary’s, 3 on St. Agnes and 3 on Tresco.

Common Redstart – 1 St. Agnes and 1 Tresco.

Whinchat – 1 Innisidgen, 1 Tresco, 1 St. Agnes and 1 St. Martin’s.

Tree Pipit – 1 Normandy.

Brambling – 1 Borough Farm, Tresco.

Siskin – 1 Bryher.