Tuesday 18th October 2011 IoS Bird Log

Tuesday’s highlights from the log were:

Olive-backed Pipit – 2 birds were found together on Watermill Lane
Red-throated Pipit – 1 or 2 birds involve in sightings at Longstone, Telegraph and St. Martin’s
Black Kite – 1 over the airport in the morning
Upland Sandpiper – 1 still at Borough Farm, St. Mary’s
Northern Waterthrush – Showed dawn and dusk at Higginson’s Pool
Wilson’s Snipe – 1 still at Lower Moors
Radde’s- Warbler – 1 at Salakee Farm
Brent Goose – 1 on St. Martin’s
Great Northern Diver – An adult and a juvenile off Innisidgen
Sooty Shearwater – 1 past Kettle Point. Tresco
Hen Harrier – A ringtail on St. Martin’s flew to Innisidgen then back to St. Martin’s
Arctic Skua – 1 past Innisidgen
Great Skua – 3 past Kettle Point. Tresco
Turtle Dove – 1 at Nowhere
Short-eared Owl – 1 on Gugh and presumed to be the same bird on Peninnis
Wryneck – 1 on Gugh
Bluethroat – 1 at Porth Hellick/Carn Friars
Black Redstart – 14 on St. Mary’s, 4 on Tresco and 2 on St. Martin’s
Yellow-browed Warbler – 7 on St. Mary’s, 1 on St. Martin’s, 1 on St. Agnes and 1 on Gugh
Firecrest – 6 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St. Martin’s
Rose-coloured Starling – 1 near the Vinery on St. Martin’s
Lapland Bunting – 1 Deep Point and 1 on St. Martin’s
Snow Bunting – 3 on St. Agnes

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