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 pool there and a Golden Oriole was on Lunnon Farm.
St. Martin’s – 3 Common Whitethroats, a Garden Warbler and 20+ Wheatears. On the breeding front, there were 12 pairs of Meadow Pipits and 8 pairs of Stonechats. There was a report of a Wheatear feeding young on Friday 25th.
Sunday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Great Reed Warbler was heard singing mid-morning in the bracken at the top of Porth Hellick Beach. It then disappeared and was relocated until the evening when it was heard and seen briefly near the entrance to the ringing lanes.
St. Agnes – The Bee-eater, a Cuckoo, 4 Swifts and a Sanderling.
Tresco – A Pintail, 2 Sanderling and a Greenshank. 2 Sea Hares ( a type of Sea Slug) were washed up on Pentle Bay.
St. Martin’s – 4 Whimbrels