Sunday’s birds were:
Still lots of common migrants with many Pied & Spotted Flycatchers and Tree Pipits across the islands with smaller numbers of Wheatears, Whinchats, Willow Warblers, Common Whitethroats & Yellow Wagtails. Also an Osprey visited Tresco, St. Mary’s and St, Agnes at various times in the day.
Other reports were:
St. Mary’s – An Ortolan Bunting flew over the Golf Course where unusually for Scilly a flock of 11 Grey Herons also flew over. A Wood Warbler was at Rosehill, and a Common Sandpiper and a Common Swift were at Porth Hellick Pool. 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Curlews & 2 Whimbrels were at Deep Point, 3 Mediterranean Gulls were at Bishop View, a female Common Redstart was on Porthloo Lane and a Garden Warbler was on the Garrison. 8 Mediterranean Gulls & 70+ Sandwich Terns were in Porthcressa Bay.
St. Agnes – 2 Mediterranean Gulls and a Melodious Warbler.
Tresco – A Citrine Wagtail was on the Great Pool.
St. Martin’s – A Melodious Warbler was at Pool Green.
Monday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Tawny Pipit was found in a field along King Edward’s on the Garrison, unfortunately it was only there briefly before flying off and was only seen by 2 local birders. A Citrine Wagtail (presumably yesterday’s bird from Tresco) was at Lower Moors. There were still plenty of migrants across the island with double figure numbers of both Spotted & Pied Flycatchers, several Whinchats & Tree Pipits, a few Common Whitethroats, 2 Common Redstarts and a Lesser Whitethroat. A Hoopoe was in the Carn Friars area and nearby an Osprey was over Porth Hellick Pool, where there was an evening roost of 5 Yellow & a 1st-winter Grey-headed Wagtail. The summering female Merlin was seen at Telegraph.
Tresco – A Ruff, a Common Buzzard, 3 Whinchats, a Pied Flycatcher and a Common Redstart.
Tuesday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Citrine Wagtail was still in Lower Moors, where there were also 7 Pied & 4 Spotted Flycatchers, a Water Rail and 2 Tree Pipits. The female Merlin and 4 Mediterranean Gulls were at Little Porth.
St. Agnes – An Ortolan Bunting was on Wingletang. Elsewhere on the island were 2 Spotted & 2 Pied Flycatchers, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Mediterranean Gulls.
Bryher – A flag-marked Dunlin.
At sea – birders joining the evening sharking trip saw a Great & a Sooty Shearwater, 15 European Storm-petrels, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Common Dolphins, 15 Atlantic Blue-finned Tuna and 2 Blue Sharks which were caught, tagged & released.