Saturday 12th September 2015 IoS Bird Sightings

Wryneck, Deep Point, 12.09.15, Martin Goodey

Yellow-browed Warbler, Higher Moors, 12.09.15. Kris Webb

There was an islands-wide influx of Wheatears with lots of birds on most headlands.

St. Mary’s – Yesterday’s Pectoral Sandpiper at Porth Hellick Pool was briefly joined by a second bird which had earlier been seen on Tresco and at Lower Moors, also at Porth Hellick were 10 Greenshanks, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipers and 4 Common Snipes. Single Wrynecks were at Deep Point Quarry, Peninnis and in Old Town Churchyard. The second earliest (by a day) Yellow-browed Warbler was in Higher Moors and a Spotted Crake was found in Trench Lane unfortunately dead! 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, a Common Snipe, 2 Whinchats and 2 Siskins. 20 Yellow Wagtails were in the Pelistry fields, 5 Whinchats were at Giant’s Castle, 2 Spotted Flycatchers were at Carn Friars Farm and a Pied Flycatcher was in Holy Vale.

Bryher – 2 Tree Pipits, 6 Whinchats, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, a Pied Flycatcher and a Red-backed Shrike.

Tresco – A Ruff, a Knot, a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Buzzards, a Spotted Flycatchers and a Pied Flycatcher.

St. Agnes – A Ruff, a Spotted Flycatchers and a Barred Warbler.

St. Martin’s – A Wryneck, a Yellow Wagtail, 4 Whinchats, and a Pied Flycatcher.

At sea – Seen from the Scillonian III were a Balearic & 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 European Storm-petrels, an Arctic Tern and an Arctic Skua.

Spotted Crake, St. Mary’s, 12.09.15, Kris Webb