Very quiet 3rd and 4th with just a Cuckoo on the Garrison on Wednesday and Siberian Chiffchaff on the Garrison on Thursday.

Fridays birds were:

St. Mary’s – A Tufted Duck at Porth Hellick Pool and a Cuckoo on Porth Hellick Down.

Tresco – 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Common Terns and 2 Short-eared Owls.

St. Agnes – A Common Swift and a Lesser Whitethroat.

St. Martin’s – 4 Common Terns.

At sea – A European Storm-petrel, 35 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Puffins.

Saturday’s birds were:

Tresco – A Glossy Ibis on Simpson’s Field, a pair of Garganey, 4 Pochards, a Wigeon and 3 Common Sandpipers on the Great Pool. Elsewhere on the island were 6 Whimbrels, a Short-eared Owl and a Cuckoo.

St. Agnes – A Nightingale was singing in the lighthouse garden.

St. Mary’s – A Common Sandpiper and a Cuckoo were at Porth Hellick.

Bryher – 2 Common Sandpipers, a Common Swift and 2 Sand Martin’s the latter being very scarce this spring

Sunday’s birds were:

Tresco – A Black Kite, a Wigeon, 4 Pochards, a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Buzzards and a Common Swift.

St. Mary’s – A Whinchat was near Bar Point and a Kingfisher flew over Holgate’s Green, Hugh Town.

St. Agnes –  A Lesser Whitethroat.


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