Thursday’s birds were: St Mary’s – a fist-summer male Red-footed Falcon flew over the airfield and was relocated in the Salakee Downs/Giant’s Castle area where it spent the rest of the day. At times it was in the air with a Kestrel and a Hobby! St Agnes – A Whimbrel, Read more…
Tuesdays Birds were: St Mary’s – The Night Heron was still in Carn Friars/Porth Hellick area in the morning and later on three birds were present there. 2 Lesser Redpolls were at Porth Hellick. St Agnes – The Short-toed Lark was still on Wingletang. Tresco – A Whimbrel and 3 Read more…
Saturday’s birds were: St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still in Lower Moors and a Honey Buzzard flew over Parting Carn at 07:50. Tresco – A Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Pochards, 5 Whimbrels and Swifts. Sunday’s birds were: St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still Read more…
Thursday’s birds were: St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern, a Golden Oriole and a Lesser Redpoll were at Lower Moors. The Woodchat Shrike was still on Porth Hellick Down and then flew to fields behind the hides at Porth Hellick. A female Marsh Harrier flew over the airfield. Friday’s Read more…
Sunday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still on Lower Moors Pool.
St. Agnes – 4 Whimbrels, a Common Redstart and a Lesser Whitethroat.
Bryher – A real Scilly rarity – a Yellowhammer! (more…)
Thursday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The female Little Bittern was still on the pool at Lower Moors and the Night Heron flew from the reeds at 21:20. A Whinchat was on Peninnis, a Hooded Crow was on the Golf Course, an Osprey was seen from MacFarland’s Down and a Hobby was over Porth Hellick.
Bryher – A Golden Oriole, a magnificent full summer Grey Plover, a Whinchat, 12 Spotted Flycatchers and 14 Common Whitethroats.
St. Martin’s – A Golden Plover, a Hobby and probably the same Osprey that was seen from MacFarland’s Down.
Tresco – A Common Buzzard.
Inter-island waters – A Great Northern Diver was seen from the Scillonian III off the Eastern Isles. Another 15 Great Northern Divers, 5 Common Terns and 450+ Manx Shearwaters were seen on the ‘Shearwater Special’ trip in the evening. (more…)
Sunday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Little Bittern was still in Lower Moors and the Night Heron was seen there in the, flying from Shooters’ Pool towards the Dump Clump. The Western Bonelli’s Warbler was still in the hedge that runs from the Standing Stones Field to the field opposite Nowhere. A Dotterel was still on the Golf Course, a Merlin flew over Hugh Town harbour and a Grasshopper Warbler was trapped and ringed at Porth Hellick. A Golden Oriole was near Porthloo chalets and 11 Common Swifts were over Lower Moors in the evening.
St. Agnes – 4 Dunlins, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Common Swifts, a Richard’s Pipit, a Ring Ouzel, a late Redwing, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, a Common Redstart, 6 Common Whitethroats and a Siberian Chiffchaff.
Bryher – A Grey Plover, a Nightingale was singing early morning and a Great White Egret flew south at 16:00.
Gugh – A Whinchat.
Tresco – 2 Grey Plovers and 9 Dunlins.
Teän – A Bar-tailed Godwit.
Inter-island Waters – 14 Great Northern Divers were in The Roads (more…)
Thursday’s birds were: St. Mary’s – The Little Bittern was still on Lower Moors Pool early morning and the Night Heron was seen on Shooters’ Pool at 07:15 and on the main pool in the evening before flying towards the Dump Clump. The Western Bonelli’s Warbler was in a hedge Read more…
Monday’s birds were: St. Mary’s – The Little Bittern and the Little Ringed Plover were still at Lower Moors. A Night Heron was seen several times in the Porth Hellick/Holy Vale area in the daytime and flew into Shooters’ Pool, Lower Moors late evening. Tuesday’s birds were: St. Mary’s – Read more…
Friday’s birds were: Tresco – The 2 Black-winged Stilts were still on the Great Pool and also on the island were 20 Ringed Plovers, a Greylag Goose and a Common Buzzard. St. Mary’s – The Short-toed Lark was still on Peninnis and the Little Bittern, which had not been seen Read more…