Thursday 8th October 2009 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’sFirecrest in the Garrison Pines, Hobby over Hugh Town, Osprey over Morning Point, 4 Common Scoter in the Roads, 3 Mediterranean gulls in Porthcressa Bay, Great Skua off Peninnis and a Spotted Flycatcher in the Dump Clump.

Tresco**LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER** , Pectoral Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Spotted Crake, Black-necked & Little Grebe on Abbey Pool, Snow bunting at Kettle Point, 4 Wigeon, 2 Pintail, Pochard & Little Grebe on the Great Pool, 1 Lesser Redpoll along Pool Road and 2 at Borough Farm.

St. Agnes RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER, Yellow Wagtail, ROSE-COLOURED STARLING, Wryneck, Common Scoter, Woodcock, 2 Lesser Redpoll and a GREAT-CRESTED GREBE.
Great Crested Grebe is a rare bird on Scilly, after it was seen off St. Agnes Quay it then moved towards St. Mary’s, where it could be seen from the Garrison, proving a welcome addition to many birders Scilly list.

At Sea – 4 Great Skuas, a Manx Shearwater and 2 late European Storm-petrels were seen from a shark fishing trip.

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