Arctic Skua, Pelagic off Scilly 310513 (J.Pender)

St. Mary’s – The Black-tailed Godwit was still on Porth Hellick Pool, a Common Whitethroat was in Lower Moors and a Common Swift was over Maypole.

Tresco – A Wigeon and a Lesser Redpoll.

St. Agnes – A pair of Tufted Ducks, a female Wigeon and 5 Whimbrels.

St. Martin’s – A Whinchat.

Wilsons Petrel Pelagic off Scilly 310513 (J.Pender)

At sea – The second short-range pelagic of the year proved to be very good. We went to Poll Bank 3 miles south west of Bishop Rock and saw Britain’s earliest ever Wilson’s Storm-petrel beating the previous earliest record (also off Scilly) by a day. Also seen on the trip were 30+ European Storm-petrels, 12 Arctic Terns, an Arctic Skua and 2 second –summer Long-tailed Skuas. On the non-bird front an early Sunfishwas seen.

Long-tailed Skua, Pelagic off Scilly 310513 (J.Pender)

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