St. Mary’s – The Purple Heron & the Bluethroat were seen again at Lower Moors. The Wryneck and the Lapland Bunting were still on Peninnis, with another Lapland Bunting near the Steval on the Garrison. The Nightingale opposite Porthloo Farm was seen again briefly early morning, just along the road 2 Bar-tailed Godwits were on Porthloo Beach and the Little Bunting was still in a field behind the farm. A Firecrest was at Telegraph and single Yellow-browed Warblers were at Trenoweth & at Harry’s Walls. A Mediterranean Gull and a Little Gull were off Morning Point on the Garrison.

Tresco – A KENTISH PLOVER was found on Pentle Bay beach by a visiting birder and was finally relocated by 7 very wet but very happy birders who had chartered a jet-boat from St. Mary’s. This is only the fourth record since 1966 and as it mentions in “Essential Guide to the  Birds of the Isles of Scilly” is rare then Killdeer on Scilly! Also on the island were a Ruff, a Little Stint, a Lapwing, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Golden Plover and a Lesser Whitethroat.

St. Agnes – A Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Wryneck, a SUBALPINE WARBLER, a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Lapland Bunting.

Bryher – 2 Golden Plovers.

At sea – A short-range evening pelagic trip produced a Great Shearwater, a Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 European Storm-petrels, 3 Grey Phalaropes, an adult Sabine’s Gull, 14 Great Skuas, an Arctic Tern and 3 Blue Sharks.

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