Tuesday 21st September 2010 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – The Spotted Sandpiper was still at Porth Hellick Pool and an Ortolan Bunting was behind Star Castle. Single Redstarts were at Borough Farm & Porth Minnick and 5 Whinchats were along Pungie’s Lane, 3 were on the Garrison & 1 was on Peninnis. Turtle Doves were seen at Normandy & Borough Farm. a Spotted Flycatcher was in the Garrison Pines and 3 Buff-breasted Sandpipers were on the airfield in the afternoon.

Tresco – The Pectoral Sandpiper was still on Abbey Pool.

Bryher – A Lapland Bunting, a Whinchat and a Yellow Wagtail.

St. Agnes – What were probably the 3 Buff-breasted Sandpipers were on seen later on St. Mary’s airfield, were near Horse Point in the morning. Also on the island were 5 Lapland Buntings, a Whinchat, a Redstart, and 2 Whimbrel.

St. Martin’s – 5 Golden Plover, a Turtle Dove, a Wryneck, a Redstart, a Tree Pipit and a Spotted Flycatcher.

Also an Arctic Skua was in St. Mary’s Sound, 7+ Grey Phalaropes were near Norrard Rocks and there were at least 6 Sparrowhawks on the islands.

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