Tuesday 31st May 2011 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – 1 Turtle dove was still at Salakee.

St. Agnes – 3 Wheatear, a Common Whitethroat, a Cuckoo and a Peregrine.

Annet – A Marsh Harrier.

At sea – A short-range pelagic trip 5 miles south of St. Mary’s logged 40+ European Storm-Petrels, a Guillemot, a Puffin, 2 Great Skuas and 26 terns, the majority of which were Common Terns but there were a few Arctic Terns amongst them. Also on the trip the first Blue Shark ever caught in May off the Scillies, was tagged and released. A Harbour Porpoise was also seen.

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