Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November 2014 IoS Bird Sightings

Saturday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The 1st-winter Ringed-billed Gull was still on the airfield.

Sunday’s birds were:

St. Mary’s – The 1st-winter Ringed-billed Gull was still on the airfield, where the male wheatear was still present along with 13 Skylarks. A male Ring Ouzel and 2 Black Redstarts were at Pelistry, where a ring-tailed Harrier flew over. A Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs, a Grey Wagtail & 2 very late House Martins were in Lower Moors, a Yellow-browed Warbler & 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs were at Porth Hellick and yet another Siberian Chiffchaff was at Newford Duck Pond.

St. Agnes – The ring-tailed Harrier flew over St. Agnes and Gugh, from the views obtained it was thought to be possibly a Pallid or Montagu’s Harrier. Also on the island were a Yellow-browed Warbler &2 more Siberian Chiffchaffs.

Tresco – A trip to the island by our recorder proved to be fruitful, 68 species were recorded, amongst which were: an adult Ringed-billed Gull, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaffs, another Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Short-eared Owls, 4 Whooper Swans, 2 Little Grebes, a Pochard, 54 Gadwall, 59 Teal, a Reed Bunting, 5 Fieldfares, 30+ Redwings, a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, 4 Little Egrets, 150+ Sanderlings, 32 Turnstones, 73 Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin, an adult Common Gull and a Black Redstart.

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