Manday 19th October 2009 IoS Bird Report

St. Mary’s – 2 Whooper Swans, 2 Jack Snipe, a Woodcock, a Little Grebe & a Kingfisher at Porth Hellick, a Woodlark flew over Peninnis and 2 Common Scoter, 10 Sooty Shearwater & 12 Great Skua were seen in a seawatch from there. The Common Rosefinch was still at Carn Gwaval and the Wryneck was still at Porth Minnick. A Bar-tailed Godwit was on Porthloo Beach, this October’s only Turtle Dove was at Pelistry, a Long-eared Owl flew form Old Town Church, 4 Lapwings were at High Lanes, a Jack Snipe was at Shooters’ Pool a Yellow-browed Warbler was in Lower Moors and 5 Common Scoter were in the Roads. Also on the island were 20+ Black Redstarts, 4 Common Redstarts, 2 Ring Ouzels, 8 Firecrests & 9 Mediterranean Gulls.

Tresco – 5 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, 4 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, a Common Buzzard, a Bar-tailed Godwit,a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Lapland Bunting.

St. Agnes – 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, a black Redstart, a Firecrest and a Rose-coloured Starling.

St. Martin’s – A Golden Plover, 2 Woodcock, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Ring Ouzels and a Firecrest.

Bryher – A Great Northern Diver and a Brambling.

Samson – 4 Spoonbills and 4 Shelduck.

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