IoS Bird Reports December 22nd – 28th

Wednesday 28th
St Mary’s – The Dusky Warbler & the Yellow-browed Warbler were still in Lower Moors and Blue-winged Teal & Jack Snipe were still on Porth Hellick Pool. The Glossy Ibis gave local birders the run around most of the day being seen in flight at several locations, before finally settling on Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors were it was feeding happily until dusk.

Tuesday 27th
St. Mary’s – The Dusky Warbler & the Yellow-browed Warbler were still in Lower Moors, a Great Skua was off Giant’s Castle, the Blue-winged Teal was still on Porth Hellick Pool and the Glossy Ibis seen mid-afternoon on Tresco was seen flying over the pool. A Black Redstart was on Porthloo Beach.
Tresco – A Glossy Ibis, the first on Scilly since 1996, was seen flying past New Grimsby towards the Great Pool

Monday 26th
St. Mary’s – The Dusky Warbler was still in Lower Moors, a Balearic Shearwater was off Giant’s Castle and the Blue-winged Teal was still on Porth Hellick Pool, where there was also a Jack snipe.

Sunday 25th
St Mary’s – The Dusky Warbler & the Yellow-browed Warbler were still in Lower Moors, the Blue-winged Teal was at Porth Hellick, the Eider was in the harbour and a Black Redstart was at Old Town.
Samson – A Spoonbill.

Saturday 24th
St. Mary’s – The Wilson’s Snipe – was still in Lower Moors and the first-winter drake Eider was still in the harbour.
Tresco – Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Common Buzzard.

Friday 23rd
St. Mary’s – The Wilson’s Snipe was still in Lower Moors and the first-winter drake Eider was still in the harbour. The Blue-winged Teal and Jack Snipe were on Porth Hellick Pool.
Stony Island – 3 Spoonbills

Thursday 22nd
St Mary’s – In Lower Moors 3 species of Snipe – Common, Jack & Wilson’s were seen together in front of the IOSBG hide, also a Dusky Warbler was along the loop trail and a Yellow-browed Warbler was opposite the tin hut. A Jack Snipe & 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs were at Porth Hellick, a Common Buzzard was over Holy Vale and a Black Redstart was on Porthloo Beach.

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