Sunday 18th August 2013 IoS Bird Sightings

St. Mary’s – 2 Green Sandpipers and a Common Snipe were in Lower Moors.

Bryher – The Short-toed Lark and the juvenile Dotterel were still on Shipman Head Down.

Tresco – A Purple Heron flew over Abbey Gardens, also on the island were 5 Sanderlings.

At sea – Birds seen on a daytime pelagic trip  included 18 Cory’s, 16 Great & 60 European Storm-petrels and an Arctic  Skuas also 3 Blue Sharks were caught tagged & releases and 4 Ocean Sunfish were seen. 5 Great Shearwaters, 5 Cory’s Shearwaters,  3 Balearic Shearwaters,  100 European Storm-petrels, and a Great Skua were seen on the Scillonian crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance.

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