Monday 18th August 2014 IoS Bird Sightings


Fea’s Petrel (R.Mawer)

Pelagic trip – A quiet evening, with just 80+ European Storm-petrels showing well, was enlivened with the landing of a 150 lb + Blue Shark and stunning views of a **FEA’S PETREL** as it flew around the boat for about 5 minutes

Tresco – A Teal, a Ruff, a Common Sandpiper and the first Pectoral Sandpiper of the autumn.

St. Mary’s  – A Common Sand was at Porthloo and 20 Wheatears were at Giant’s Castle.

Monthly Bird Review – October 2009

October 2009 will no doubt class in many birders minds as one of the worst Scilly seasons on record as far as rare birds are concerned.  The beauty of the islands and the great atmosphere that is experienced annually at this time of year though, still makes the journey to the Scillys worth while and whilst there were no ‘megas’ there were still plenty of scarce migrants to keep you ‘ticking over’. Continue reading