Wednesday 12th May 2010 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – 22 Whimbrel & a Lapwing on the golf course, the Woodchat Shrike still along Pelistry Lane, 6 Tufted Ducks on Porth Hellick Beach and a Common Sandpiper & Wood Sandpiper in Lower Moors. A Grey Wagtail was at Sunnyside. A Basking Shark was off Pelistry Bay.

St. Agnes – A Wood Warbler was at St Warna’s Cove, a Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Turtle Dove, a White Wagtail, a Pintail, 11 Whimbrel, 3 Sanderling, 16 Dunlin and a fly over Wood Sandpiper, probably the bird seen later on St. Mary’s. A Cuckoo was near Barnaby Lane and a Sedge Warbler was by the Turk’s Head. A Basking Shark was off the north end of the island.

Western Rocks – 30+ Purple Sandpiper and 10+ Common Sandpiper. Also two Harbour Porpoise.

Tresco – A Blue-headed type Wagtail on the Heliport was thought to be a “Channel” Wagtail. Elsewhere on the island were 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Lesser Redpoll, a Turtle Dove and a Common Buzzard.

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