Wednesday 28th September 2011 IoS Bird Reports

St. Mary’s – The Northern Waterthrush was on the Project Pool briefly at dawn and on the main Lower Moors pool briefly at dusk. The Solitary Sandpiper, a Pectoral Sandpiper and the Lesser Yellowlegs were all on the Project Pool, the later making a brief trip to Lower Moors pool. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was in Holy Vale, the Ortolan bunting was still in Higher Lanes, 3 Spotted flycatchers were in the Garrison Pines and single Wrynecks were at Peninnis Allotments, Pelistry & Borough Farm. The 4 Buff-breasted Sandpipers were on the airfield and the Woodchat Shrike was still on the northern perimeter fence of the airport. A Honey Buzzard was in the Garrison Pines and 9 Mediterranean Gulls were at Porthloo.

Bryher – A Black Kite flew over the island.

Tresco – 4 Pectoral Sandpipers were on the Great Pool and the Black Kite was seen in the air with a Honey Buzzard & a Marsh Harrier. Also seen on the island were a Merlin and a whinchat.

St. Agnes – An Aquatic Warbler was on the Big Pool and elsewhere on the island were a Common Rosefinch, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Pectoral Sandpiper, a Wryneck, a Whinchat, a Pied Flycatcher and a Spotted Flycatcher.

St. Martin’s – An American Golden Plover, a Wryneck and 4 Lapland Buntings.

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