Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th May 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

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…)

Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th May 2017 IoS Bird Sightings

Great Northern Divers,The Roads, (Joe Pender)

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…)