Thursday 15th September 2011 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – The Solitary Sandpiper was still on Newford duck Pond, the Bee-eater was at Watermill and the juvenile Woodchat Shrike was till near the Woolpack accommodation on the Garrison. A Wryneck was in the Peninnis allotments, the Pectoral Sandpiper & a Green Sandpiper were on Porth Hellick Pool, the Pectoral Sandpiper then moved to Lower Moors where there were also 3 Whinchats and a Kingfisher. At least 3 Buff-breasted Sandpipers were still on the airfield and the Ortolan Bunting was still at Giant’s Castle.

St. Martin’s – A Lapland Bunting.

St. Agnes – The Baird’s Sandpiper and the Pectoral Sandpiper were still on the Big Pool.

At Sea – The were 2 day time pelagic trips, from 1 boat 2 Sabine’s Gulls, 2 Balearic & 8 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Great & 3 Arctic Skuas and 15 European Storm-petrels were seen. The other boat produced 3 Wilson’s Storm-petrels, a Long-tailed & 4 Great Skuas and 3 Sooty Shearwaters.

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