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
Tuesday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Bee-eater and a Golden Oriole were perched in bushes adjacent to Lower Moors Pool, where there was also a Spotted Flycatcher and a Common Swift. A Green Sandpiper was on Porth Hellick Pool and a large female Sparrowhawk was over the north of the island.
Bryher – The Red-throated Pipit was still near Popplestone Bay and 11 Dunlins were also on the island.
St. Agnes – The Short-toed Lark was still near Porth Askin and also seen were a Dunlin, a Cuckoo, a Common Swift, a White Wagtail and a Spotted Flycatcher.
St. Martin’s – The Short-toed Lark was still on Flagstaff Hill, a Pied Flycatcher was on the beach below the Daymark and 2 Ravens were over the island.
Inter-island waters – A Great Northern Diver was in the Roads.