Thursday 10th November 2011 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – A Yellow-browed Warbler & 4 late Swallows were at Lower Moors and 2 Black Redstarts, a late Northern Wheatear were at Carn Leh, Old Town Bay. Another Yellow-browed Warbler was in Carreg Dhu Gardens, a Long-eared Owl was at Longstone and 3 Mediterranean Gulls & a Black Redstart were at Bants Carn. A immature drake Eider was in Porth Mellon and a Black Redstart was at Porthloo.

St. Agnes – The Central Asian Lesser Whitethroat, the Lapland Bunting and the probable female Green-winged Teal were still present. New arrivals were a Red-breasted Flycatcher in the Parsonage, a Reed Bunting with the Lapland Bunting at Porth Killier and a Grey Phalarope off Wingletang Down. Also on the Big Pool with the Teal was a Aythya duck, thought by the finder to be a Scaup/Tufted Duck hybrid. 4 late Swallows were also on the island and a Firecrest was at the Fruit Cage. Nearby a Marsh Harrier was quartering Gugh.

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