St. Mary’s – The Northern Waterthrush was on the Project Pool at dawn and dusk and was seen on the main pool at Lower Moors in the afternoon. The Lesser Yellowlegs was on the Project Pool and spent some time on Porth Mellon beach. 4 Buff-breasted Sandpipers were still on the airfield, the Black Kite was in the Holy Vale area and a Marsh Harrier flew over Mount Todden. A Pectoral Sandpiper was on Lower Moors and a Firecrest, a Great Spotted Woodpecker & a Common Buzzard were on the Garrison. The Pallid Harrier that earlier been seen on St. Agnes flew over the Garrison, then Parting Carn, then Maypole and was seen well over Pungie’s Lane before flying to Bryher and Tresco.

Tresco – A Short-toed Lark, 4 Pectoral Sandpipers, 6 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Whinchats, 2 Common Redstarts and a Wryneck. The Pallid Harrier from St. Mary’s was seen late afternoon.

St. Agnes – The Pallid Harrier started it’s tour of the islands. Also on the island were 2 Firecrests, a Short-toed Lark, a Red-backed Shrike, 4 Wrynecks, a Pied flycatcher and a Barred Warbler.

St. Martin’s – The American Golden Plover was still near the Daymark.

At sea – A daytime short-range pelagic trip produced 2 Sabine’s Gulls, 2 Balearic & 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 adult Pomarine & 15 Great Skuas, 4 Black Terns, 5 European Storm-petrels, 14 Knots, 10 Grey Phalaropes and a 100+ Common Dolphins.

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