Sunday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Northern Harrier flew out of its overnight roost in Lower Moors about 05:55 and was later seen well at Porth Hellick before flying off high to St. Martin’s late morning. It was back on St. Mary’s mid-afternoon at Trewince and was then back at Porth Hellick briefly but there was no further sign by nightfall.
3 Whimbrels were on the Golf Course and 1 was on Old Town Beach and a Golden Plover was on the airfield. 2 Jackdaws were at Parting Carn, 5 Wheatears were on the Golf Course and 1 was at Porthloo.
St. Martin’s – As well as the Northern Harrier paying a brief visit a Bee-eater was heard and a Marsh Harrier was seen.
Tresco – 4 Whimbrels, 3 Sanderlings, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Buzzard. Pochard have bred again, an adult an 6 young were seen.
Inter-island waters – 6+ Great Northern Divers were seen on the “Seabird special” on which a Wheatear was also seen on one of the smaller rocky islets.
Monday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Siskin was at Trenoweth.
St. Agnes – 4 Whimbrels, a Cuckoo, a Wheatear, a Black Redstart and a Siskin.
Tresco – 3 Pochard with 7 young, a Pintail, a Common Buzzard, a Common Swift and a Wheatear.
Bryher – 2 Whimbrels and 4 Curlews.
Inter-island waters – 3 Common Terns in the Roads, 7 Great Northern Divers Samson/ Annet and 70+ Manx Shearwaters off Annet.
Tuesday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A female type Marsh Harrier was south of Pelistry Bay but flew off after it was mobbed by crows.
Bryher – A Dotterel was on Shipman Head Down.
St. Martin’s – 10 Whimbrels, 3 Ravens, 10 Wheatears and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore.
Tresco – 3 Wheatears.
St. Agnes – A Black Redstart was at St. Warna’s Cove.
Wednesday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Common Sandpiper & a Water Pipit were on Porth Hellick Beach, a Black Redstart was at Porth Minnick and a Siskin was at Maypole.
Bryher – The Dotterel was still on Shipman Head Down and a Spotted Flycatcher was seen on the island.
St. Martin’s – 2 Whimbrels.
Tresco – 2 Pochards.