Category Archives: MONTHLY BIRD REVIEWS
A quiet start to the month with the first report recieved on the 7th when the Gyr was seen again on Tresco. The first Wheatear of the year was also seen on Tresco the same day.
A very quiet month as expected with few reports. The first day of the month saw Slavonian Grebe, Black-troated Diver and thirteen Bar-tailed Godwits around St Martin’s.
The first day of the New Year saw the Black-necked Grebe on the Bryher side of Tresco Channel and the Black Duck was again seen on the Abbey Pool.
Lingering rarities from November included the Green-winged Teal at Porth Hellick Pool and the Sabines gull at Little Porth. The Black-necked Grebe and Long-tailed Duck were still at Tresco on the 1st and a Firecrest was at Porth Hellick Loop … Continue reading
The Olive-backed Pipit remained at Sunnyside trail on the 1st of the month and the Bluethroat was reported from the Rosehill end of the Lower Moors trail. Yellow-browed warblers were at Porth Hellick Loop and Shooters Pool and the Siberian … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
A Quiet start to the month with a Dotterel on Bryher and a Corncrake flushed at Porth Hellick being the only birds of note in the first five days. The 6th saw the first autumn migrants arrive with a Melodious … Continue reading
A relatively quiet month with most of the interest focused on the seasons Pelagic trips. Julys’ Marsh Sandpiper was still in residence at Porth Hellick Pool on the 1st and remained there until the 7th.
The Mistle Thrush remained on the Golf course, St Mary’s on the 1st and two Common Swifts flew over. Annet held two hundred and ten Manx Shearwaters on 2nd and a Lapwing and two Common Swift were over St Martin’s.