Tuesday 27th September 2011 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – The Northern Waterthrush was at the Project Pool but only early in the morning, the Lesser Yellowlegs and the Solitary Sandpiper were also seen there, the latter also being seen at Newford Duck Pond. A Pectoral Sandpiper was on Porth Hellick Pool and the Ortolan Bunting & a Wryneck were in fields at High Lanes, 4 Buff-breasted Sandpipers, an American Golden Plover & a Yellow Wagtail were on the airfield and nearby the Woodchat Shrike was still on the northern perimeter fence of the airport. The Red-eyed Vireo was in the Dump Clump, a female Crossbill & 2 Spotted Flycatchers were in the Garrison pines, a Firecrest was in Carreg Dhu Gardens and a Black Redstart was at Morning Point.

Tresco – The Honey Buzzard, the Red-backed Shrike, the Spotted Crake and 5 Pectoral Sandpipers were still present, also on the island were 3 Jackdaws, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Buzzard.

St. Agnes – A Wryneck, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and a Pied Flycatcher.

At sea – 5 Great Skuas, 4 Sabine’s Gulls, a Sooty Shearwater and a Grey Phalarope were seen on a shark fishing trip.
A Great Skua, a Sooty Shearwater and a European Storm-petrel were seen from the Penzance to St. Mary’s crossing.

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