Monday 12th October 2009 IoS Bird Reports

There was a small influx of Redwings and Siskins on the islands.

St Mary’s *RED-THROATED PIPIT*flew over Peninnis Head towards airfield at 07.40hrs. Previously seen on Peninnis Head near lighthouse. Yellow-browed Warblers at Porthloo Lane, Old Town churchyard and Lower Moors this morning. Rose-coloured Starling in fields above Porth Minnack, a Red-breasted Flycatcher at Lunnon again briefly and a Wryneck near Giants’ Castle. The 10 Whooper Swans were still on Porth Hellick Pool along with a Kingfisher, 4 Common Scoters were in the Roads, a Black Redstart at Shark’s Pit, 5 Golden Plovers on the airfield and another over the Garrison and a Jack Snipe was on Porth Hellick Down. Common Redstarts were at Higher Moors, Porthloo & Innisidgen, a Great Skua flew over the Garrison, 3 Mediterranean Gulls were off Bar Point and 5 Bar-tailed Godwits were on Porthloo Beach. Also on the island were 6 Yellow-browed Warblers and 13 Firecrests.

Tresco – 6 Wigeon & 2 Little Grebes on the Great Pool and 3 Whooper Swans flew over.

St. Agnes – 5 Whooper Swans, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Wryneck, 4 Ring Ouzel, a Rose-coloured Starling and a Yellow-browed Warbler.

St. Martin’sGreat Northern diver & 2 Great Skuas offshore, a flyover ringtail Hen Harrier, 6 Fieldfares, a Golden Plover, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a *RED-THROATED PIPIT* and a Lapland Bunting.

Bryher – A Wryneck, a Red-breasted Flycatcher and a report of a Ring-billed Gull.

At sea – A Little Gull, 2 Arctic Skuas, 5 Great Skuas and 3 Puffins on a pelagic.

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