Thursday – 2 Dunlins were on Porthloo Beach, a Common Buzzard flew high over Hugh Town and 1500+ Manx Shearwaters were seen on the evening Pelagic trip. Friday – A small influx of Common Swifts with 1 at Maypole, 3 at Watermill, 2 near the Daymark, St. Martin’s and 10 Read more…
On Friday the Red Kite was over the Garrison, a Lesser Redpoll was on Tresco and a Pintail was on Bryher. The female Wheatear that has been around lately was still at Giants Castle on Friday & Saturday. On Monday a female Merlin seen over Peninnis & St. Agnes. 320+ Read more…
Sunday’s birds were:
Bryher – A Rose-coloured Starling was still at Stinking Porth.
St. Mary’s – The Red Kite was over the island. 2 Common Swifts were over Hugh Town, a Garden Warbler was singing at Higher Moors and a late/early? Wheatear was at Giant’s Castle.
Tresco – The Red Kite and a Hobby were seen over the island. (more…)
Tuesday’s Birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Rose-coloured Starling was still in the silage field on Green Lane, a Common Swift was over Hugh Town and a Cuckoo was on Porth Hellick Down..
Tresco – 2 Whimbrels, 5 Pochards and a drake Pintail.
Wednesday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Rose-coloured Starling was still on Green Farm and the Red Kite ranged around island before flying to St. Martin’s before returning in the evening. 3 Emperor Dragonflies were at Lower Moors.
Bryher – Another Rose-coloured Starling and a Whimbrel. (more…)
St Mary’s – A Kestrel was over Peninnis and a Wheatear was on Porth Hellick Down
Annet – Six Common Terns were on the south end of the island this morning
At Sea – A female Red-footed Falcon was reported as “following a cruise boat for half an hour” today
Awaiting Reports from Saturday
Sundays Birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Jackdaw flew over Longstone, a Common Swift flew over Porth Hellick, a Hobby was seen over Porth Hellick Down, Porth Hellick House & Watermill, and a Rose-coloured Starling was on Green Farm. A Warbler found on Porth Hellick Down went through several incarnations before it was finally identified as a Melodious Warbler.
St. Martin’s – A Bee-eater (more…)
Very foggy on Wednesday hence no flying, planes or birds! Birds were: Bryher – 3 Dunlins, a Common Swift, a Tree Pipit, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Lesser Redpoll. Annet – 14 Common Terns. Thursdays Birds were: Annet – An Alpine Swift flew over Annet heading east in the early Read more…
Monday’s birds were: St. Mary’s – A Lesser Whitethroat was seen at Higher Moors and it or another was seen near Porth Hellick House. A Spotted Flycatcher was in an orchard on Carn Friars Lane, a Tree Pipit was on Kittydown and an early Basking Shark was seen of the Read more…
Saturday’s birds were: St. Agnes – The Bee-eater was still on the island and a Cuckoo was also there. St. Mary’s – There was an influx of hirundines at Porth Hellick with about 200 House Martins, 100 Swallows and 3 Sand Martins. An Emperor Dragonfly was also seen on the Read more…
Thursday’s birds were:
St. Agnes – The Bee-eater, a Woodlark and 2 Cuckoos.
Gugh – A Whimbrel.
Annet – 120 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Great Northern Divers offshore.
St. Mary’s – A Cuckoo in Holy Vale and a Jackdaw (a scarce bird on Scilly) at Longstone.
Bryher – 5 Whimbrels and a Cuckoo.
St. Martin’s – A Whimbrel.
At sea – A successful trip produced 100+ Manx Shearwaters, 30-40 European Storm-petrels, a Yellow-legged Gull, an Arctic Tern, 2 Sunfish and the highlight of the trip a Leatherback Turtle (more…)
Monday’s Birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Red-backed Shrike was again at Porth Hellick, where there was also a Garden Warbler and a Green Sandpiper. A Common Sandpiper and an unseasonal Common Snipe were at Lower Moors, a Siskin was at Longstone, 2 Hobbies were over the island, an Osprey flew over Normandy at 20:50 and a Honey Buzzard flew over late morning heading towards the Eastern Isles.
Bryher – Undoubtedly the bird of the day was a summer-plumaged male Red-throated Pipit found at Popplestone Bay. Also on the island were 5 Whimbrels, 4 Dunlins, and a Spotted Flycatcher.
St. Martin’s – A Short-toed Lark was on Flagstaff Hill and Osprey flew over the island at 12:30 and also seen were 5 Whimbrels.
St. Agnes – Another Short-toed Lark was on west side on the coastal path near Porth Askin and there were 5 Whimbrels on the island.
Tresco – A Whimbrel, a Dunlin, 2 Sanderlings, a Common Buzzard, a Hobby, a Whinchat and a Spotted Flycatcher (more…)