Thursday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Night Heron flew over Porth Hellick and another flew over Porthloo. A Golden Oriole was on the Garrison, a Yellow-browed Warbler was in the Dump Clump, a Hawfinch was at Porthloo and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were on Porth Hellick Pool.
St. Agnes – A Hoopoe and what was probably the Golden Oriole seen later on St. Mary’s.
Friday’s birds were:
Bryher – A White-billed Diver was seen briefly in Stinking Porth before it drifted out to sea. Unfortunately despite a specially organised boat trip it could not be relocated. I accepted, this will be only the third record for Scilly.
St. Mary’s – The Night Heron was seen again at Porth Hellick, where there was also a Common Sandpiper.
St. Agnes – A Woodchat Shrike, 3 Whimbrels, a Green Sandpiper, a Black Redstart and a Garden Warbler.
St. Martin’s – The first-winter Laughing Gull was on the flooded cricket pitch.
Tresco – 3 Wigeon, 3 Whimbrels, 5 Black-tailed Godwits and a Common Buzzard.
Inter-island waters – Birders on the boat hunting the White-billed Diver saw at least 10 Great Northern Divers in the Roads.