Tuesday – The Citrine Wagtail and a Kingfisher were at Lower Moors. 2 Green Sandpipers and the Spotted Sandpiper were at Porth Hellick Pool, the Spotted Sandpiper was joined briefly by the Citrine Wagtail, typical Scilly East meets West! The Solitary Sandpiper was still on Tresco. The evening sharking/birding trip produced a Balearic, 6 Sooty & 20 Great Shearwaters, a Sabine’s Gull, a Black Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 4 Minke Whales and 5 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.
Wednesday – The Citrine Wagtail & 5 Common Snipe were at Lower Moors & the Spotted Sandpiper was still at Porth Hellick Pool. The Solitary Sandpiper was still on Simpson’s Field Tresco and elsewhere on the island were 14 Knot, 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Dunlins, 100 Sanderlings, a Yellow-legged & 2 Common Gulls. 60 Sandwich Terns and 2 Mediterranean Gulls were at Porthloo. 30 Great Shearwaters were seen from the Scillonian III near Seven Stones. A brief 2 hour pelagic trip with a More4 camera team yielded a Wilson’s Storm Petrel, 40 European Storm-petrels, a Cory’s, 20+ Sooty, 80+ Great & 1000+ Manx Shearwaters, 3 adult Sabine’s Gulls, a Great Skua, 2 Blue Sharks, 4 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and 10 Common Dolphins.
Thursday – The Citrine Wagtail a Tree Pipit & 2 Common Whitethroats were at Lower Moors and 3 Green Sandpipers, a Dunlin, a Redshank and the Spotted Sandpiper were at Porth Hellick Pool. A Spotted Flycatcher, a Whinchat & 5 Wheatears were on Porth Hellick Down and a Tree Pipit was at Longstone. A Garden Warbler was on Bryher and the Solitary Sandpiper was still on Tresco. The evening pelagic was quiet by recent standards but still managed to produce 3 Wilson’s Storm-petrels, and singles of Sooty, Great & Cory’s Shearwater. A Blue Shark was also caught, tagged and released.
Friday – The Citrine Wagtail, was still in Lower Moors and the Spotted Sandpiper was with a Green Sandpiper on Porth Hellick Pool. Nearby a Whinchat & a Tree Pipit were on Porth Hellick Down and further Tree Pipits were at Salakee & over Sallyport. A Whimbrel and 5 Mediterranean Gulls were on St. Agnes.
The evening pelagic trip produced 2 Wilson’s Storm-petrels, 60 European Storm-petrels, 12 Great, 20 Sooty & 1000 Manx Shearwaters, 10 Great Skuas, a Grey Phalarope and 50+ Atlantic Blue-finned Tuna.
Saturday – The Solitary Sandpiper was seen briefly on Simpson’s Field, Tresco at 11a.m. before flying off, also on the island were 2 Tree Pipits and a Common Buzzard. The Citrine Wagtail, was still in Lower Moors with 2 Common Snipe and a. Pied Flycatcher was on the Garrison. Seen on the daytime pelagic trip were: 80 Great, 40 Sooty & 2000 Manx Shearwaters, 30 European Storm-petrels, a Little Gull and 40+ Atlantic Blue-finned Tuna.
Sunday – 2 Pied Flycatchers were on the Garrison. The daytime pelagic trip proved to be fruitful with a Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 60 European Storm-petrels, a Balearic, 40 Great, 30 Sooty & 2000 Manx Shearwaters, 8 Great Skuas, 6 Common Dolphin, 2 Ocean Sunfish & 15+ Atlantic Blue-finned Tuna.