Saturday 10th October 2009 IoS Bird Report

St. Mary’s – 10 Whooper Swans at Porth Hellick, 6 Common Scoters in the Roads, a Golden Plover over the Garrison, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits & 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Porthloo, 2 Sandwich Terns in St. Mary’s Sound, a *BONELLI’S WARBLER* (possibly Eastern) at content, a Pied Flycatcher at the Dump Clump, a Redstart at Innisidgen and Spotted Flycatchers at Old Town Church & Watermill. Also on the island were at least 5 Black Redstarts, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers and 6 Firecrest.

Tresco – **LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER** & a Little Grebe still on the Abbey Pool also a Lesser Redpoll nearby, 3 Pintail & 2 Little Grebe on the Great Pool, a Mediterranean Gull in Pentle Bay.

St. Agnes – A RICHARD’S PIPIT near the Coastguards cottages, a TAWNY PIPIT on Wingletang, where a *RED-THROATED PIPIT* flew over and the ROSE-COLOURED STARLING was in gardens between the lighthouse and the Coastguards. Elsewhere on the island were 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Redstarts, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 6 Firecrests.

St. Martin’s – Juvenile RED-BACKED SHRIKE, 2 Redstarts, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Firecrest and a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver offshore.

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