Friday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – 3 Common Swifts were over the island. Reed, Sedge & Grasshopper Warblers were in Lower Moors and a Common Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat & a Common Whitethroat were on the Garrison, with another Common Whitethroat in Old Town. The male Pied Flycatcher was still in Carreg Dhu Gardens and a Water Rail & 2 Siskins were at Holy Vale. 10 Whimbrel flew over Hugh Town and there were good numbers of hirundines aver Porth Hellick Pool, with 35 Swallows, 40 Sand Martins and 5 House Martins.
Saturday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – 6 Whimbrels were at Porthloo, a Common Redstart was on Peninnis and another was at Salakee, there was also a Black Redstart at Salakee. A Whinchat, a Common Whitethroat, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Garden Warbler were in Lower Moors. Single Siskins were seen at Porth Mellon and Carn Friars.
St. Martin’s – The Laughing Gull was near Higher Town quay and also on the island were Nightingale, Common Redstart, Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Siskin.
Tresco – A Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Wigeons, a Pintail, a Short-eared Owl, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Common Whitethroat.
St. Agnes – A Whimbrel and a Pied Flycatcher
Sunday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – There was a large fall of hirundines (100+) at Porth Hellick; mainly Sand Martins but also amongst them were House Martins, Barn Swallows and a Red-rumped Swallow. As well as hawking over the pool it also ranged over Carn Friars and Kittydown. A Spotted Crake was in Lower Moors and 3 Pied Flycatchers were in Carreg Dhu Gardens. A Siskin & 2 Common Whitethroats were at Trenoweth with another Common Whitethroat on the Garrison. 3 Tufted ducks were on Porth Hellick Pool and nearby was a Lesser Whitethroat. An Iceland Gull was at Porthloo and a Garden Warbler was at Longstone.
St. Agnes – A Pied Flycatcher, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Cuckoo, a Common Whitethroat and a Siskin.
St. Martin’s – The Laughing Gull was still on the Cricket Pitch.