A morning trip around inter-island waters on board the MV Sapphire proved fruitful, the highlights were 4 Black-necked Grebes near the Eastern Isles (the most ever recorded together on Scilly), 3 Spoonbills on Green Island, Samson, 3 first-winter drake Eiders, 3 Great Northern Divers, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits and 7 Grey Plovers. Also seen on the trip were the Aythya hybrid and the Shelduck, possibly Cape Shelduck or a hybrid, both of which were on St. Agnes last week.
St. Mary’s – In Lower Moors were the 2 Dusky Warblers (at one time seen feeding together), the Wilson’s Snipe, 2 Woodcock, a Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs. A late Swallow was at Porthloo and Scilly’s latest ever Red-breasted Flycatcher was in the Dump Clump.
St. Agnes – a Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Firecrests and a Siberian Chiffchaff.