Wednesday 5th October 2016 IoS Bird Sightings

Sora (J.Almond)

Sora (J.Almond)

A selection from Wednesday’s Bird log:

Blyth’s Pipit – Seen a couple of times on St. Mary’s but never pinned down.

Sora Rail – Still showing well from the Swarovski hide on Tresco.

Red-eyed Vireo – 1 behind the School on St. Martin’s.

Cattle Egret – 2 in the Holy Vale/Riding Stables area.

American Golden Plover – 1 still on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Buff-bellied Sandpiper – 1 still on the St. Mary’s Airfield.

Little Bunting – 1 at Porthloo boat park and 1 flew over Borough Farm, Tresco.

Little Bunting (M.Goodey)(

Little Bunting (M.Goodey)(

Melodious Warbler – 1 was in gardens below Garrison House on Sallyport.

Red-breasted Flycatcher – 1 Sandy Lane and 1 St. Agnes.

Common Rosefinch – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 1 below Buzza Tower, 1 Morning Point, 1 on Bryher, and 5 on Gugh.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 on the Garrison.

Firecrest – 12 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Gugh.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 50 to 60 across the islands.

Lapland Bunting – 2 on Bryher and 1 on the Airfield.

Black-necked Grebe – 1 Porthcressa Bay.

Turtle Dove – 1 around Hugh Town Museum.

Short-eared Owl – 1 over the Airfield.

Pale-bellied Brent Geese – 6 Tresco.

Wigeon –22 on Tresco.

Pintail – 3 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Common Scoter – 1 Porthcressa and 3 off Carn Near, Tresco.

Marsh Harrier – A female on St. Mary’s.

Hobby – 1 High Lanes.

Golden Plover – 1 on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Grey Phalarope – 8 seen from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Woodcock – The first of the autumn was 1 at Content.

Jack Snipe – Again the first sightings of the autumn were 2 on Porth Hellick Pool, 1 at lower Moors and 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Lapwing – 4 on St. Mary’s

Ruff – 2 on St. Mary’s Airfield.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 Porth Hellick Pool.

Common Sandpiper – 2 on Tresco and 1 on Bryher.

Great Skua – 2 seen from the Scillonian III crossing form Penzance to St. Mary’s .

Mediterranean Gull – 5 on the Great Pool.

Hooded Crow – 1 Bryher.

Garden Warbler – 1 trapped & ringed on St. Mary’s and 1 on Gugh.

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 on St. Martin’s and 1 on Gugh.

Common Whitethroat – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Ring Ouzel – 3 on Bryher, 1 on St. Martin’s and 1 on Gugh.

Fieldfare – The first of the autumn was 1 at Higher Moors.

Mistle Thrush – 1 Porth Hellick, 1 Tresco, 1 Bryher and 1 Gugh.

Redwing– 3 on the St. Mary’s, 4 on Bryher and 2 on Tresco.

Spotted Flycatcher – 5 on St. Mary’s.

Pied Flycatcher – 4 on St. Mary’s and 2 on Tresco.

Black Redstart – 1 Little Porth and 1 on the Garrison.

Common Redstart – 5 on St. Mary’s, 7 on St. Agnes, 1 Gugh, 1 Bryher and 1 on Tresco.

Lesser Redpoll – 1 between Carreg Dhu Gardens and Old Town.

Siskin – 2 on the Garrison.