Monday 1st to Sunday 7th December 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Monday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The male Eastern Black Redstart was relocated at Shark’s Pit, where it remained all day showing very well, also there were a Late Common Sandpiper, a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail. 2 very late Swallows and a Firecrest were near the hospital

Tuesday’s birds were :

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart & the Common Sandpiper were still at Shark’s Pit and a Swallow was on wires in Old Town.

Wednesday’s birds were :

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart made a brief trip to the Old Quay in the harbour before returning to at Shark’s Pit. 5 Black Redstarts and a Grey Wagtail were at Little Porth.

Thursday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit were there were also 4 “normal” Black Redstarts with further singles at Porthloo and Porth Mellon. A Firecrest and a Swallow were in Lower Moors. A Night Heron flew over Longstone at 23:55.

Friday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit and 5 Black Redstarts were at Little Porth. With these birds and those in the Porthloo/Porth Mellon area there must be 10+ on the island.

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The Eastern Black Redstart was still at Shark’s Pit and a Yellow-browed Warbler was at Rocky Hills.

Tresco – A Long-tailed Duck was in New Grimsby Harbour.

Bryher – 3 Long-eared Owls were in a roost at Vine Farm.

The only bird reported on Sunday was the Eastern Black Redstart at Shark’s Pit, St. Mary’s

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