St. Mary’s – After going missing for a day the Northern Waterthrush was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick, before re-appearing at its favoured spot – the Project Pool behind the Municipal Dump. The Lesser Yellowlegs was also seen on the Project Pool and spent some time on Porth Mellon Beach. The Pallid Harrier after being relocated on Tresco moved to St. Mary’s and was seen at various sites, pleasing a lot of newly arrived birders. The Black Kite performed equally as well, touring the island all day. The 4 Buff-breasted Sandpipers were still on the airfield, where there were also a Short-toed Lark and the American Golden Plover made a brief visit from St. Martin’s. A Firecrest, a Pied Flycatcher & a Spotted Flycatcher were in the Dead Pine Walk on the Garrison, a Firecrest & Wryneck were at Porth Minnick and a Short-eared Owl was roosting in a pine tree near Bant’s Carn.

Tresco – The Pallid Harrier was seen flying over the Abbey Pool towards the Heliport and the Honey buzzard was with a Common Buzzard over the Great Pool. also on the island were a Wigeon, a Wryneck and a Pectoral Sandpiper.

St. Agnes – 2 Firecrests at Porth Killier.

Gugh – A Common Rosefinch and a Wryneck.

St. Martin’s – The American Golden Plover spent most of the day, apart from a brief trip to St. Mary’s Airfield, near the Daymark. Elsewhere on the island were 5 Wrynecks, a Spotted Flycatcher and 4 Lapland Buntings.

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