Wednesday 23rd October 2013 IoS Bird Sightings

FEA’S PETREL – 1 seen by birders returning to the mainland on the Scillonian. It was seen 57 minutes out of St. Mary’s and hence was in Scillonian waters.

SORA RAIL – 1 still on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Short-toed Lark – 1 still on St. Agnes.

Rose-coloured Starling – 1around Buzza Hill and another still on St. Agnes.

Spotted Crake – 1 still in Lower Moors.

Red-backed Shrike – 1 on Bryher.

Wryneck – 1 Borough Farm, St. Mary’s.

Barred Warbler – 1 on Bryher.

Yellow-browed Warbler – 8 on St. Mary’s and 1 on Tresco.

Firecrest – 2 Carreg Dhu Gardens, 1 Rosehill and 1 on the Garrison.

Whooper Swan – 2 on Abbey Pool, Tresco

Garganey – 1 still on Tresco.

Common Scoter – 4 off Watermill.

Balearic Shearwater – 1 past St. Agnes.

Spoonbill – 2 still on Green Island near Samson.

Merlin – 1 Around Buzza Hill, 1 on the Garrison and 1 on Bryher.

Golden Plover – 1 flying over St. Mary’s.

Grey Plover – 1 on Tresco.

Jack Snipe – 1 Lower Moors.

Woodcock – 1 Salakee Down.

Whimbrel – 4 Porth Hellick.

Grey Phalarope – 3 on the Scillonian crossing from St. Mary’s to Penzance.

Mediterranean Gull – A 1st-winter was at Morning Point and adult & a 1st-winter were in Tresco Channel.

Kingfisher –1 Lower Moors and 1 Old Town Bay.

Black Redstart – 2 Porthloo, 1 Borough Farm, 1 Hugh Town, 1 on Bryher and 2 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 2 on Bryher.

Reed Bunting – 1 on Tresco.

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