Friday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – After not been seen on Thursday, the 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers were again on the airfield. A Green Sandpiper, the Pectoral Sandpiper and another Citrine Wagtail were on Porth Hellick Pool. This the 3rd Citrine Wagtail of the autumn and was there until dusk when it roosted with 50 White Wagtails. A Kingfisher was at Watermill, a Merlin & a Lesser whitethroat were on Porthloo Lane and a Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whinchats & a Grasshopper Warbler were in Lower Moors.
Tresco – The Baird’s Sandpiper, the Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 22 Greenshanks.
Bryher – A Baird’s Sandpiper was with 2 Ringed Plovers and a Dunlin on Great Porth. If this proves to be a different bird to the Tresco individual, there will also have been 3 Baird’s Sandpipers this autumn.
Saturday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – A Common Sandpiper and the Citrine Wagtail were again on Porth Hellick Pool, the latter again roosting with 50 White Wagtails at dusk. A Wryneck was on the Garrison near the Steval, a Lesser Whitethroat was at Borough Farm, a Bar-tailed Godwit was on Porthcressa Beach and a Spotted Flycatcher & a Whinchat were at Carn Friars.
Tresco – Baird’s Sandpiper, now 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, a Knot, a Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlins and a Shoveler.
Bryher – No sign of yesterday’s Baird’s Sandpiper but there was a count of 98 Oystercatchers, 57 Ringed Plovers, 32 Curlews, a Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper. Also seen were 3 White Wagtails, a Whinchat and a Sedge Warbler.
Inter-island waters – 9 Little Egrets & 3 Mediterranean Gulls were in Tresco Channel and another Mediterranean Gull was in the Roads.
At sea – 2 Great Skuas, 10 Great and a Sooty Shearwater were seen from the Scillonian III between St. Mary’s and the wolf Rock, i.e. within the Scilly recording area.
Sunday’s birds were:
There were reports of Baird’s Sandpiper from Tresco, Bryher and St. Agnes, how many birds were involved is open to conjecture.
St. Mary’s – The Citrine Wagtail & a Kingfisher were on Porth Hellick Pool and a Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Mediterranean Gulls were in Porthcressa Bay.
Tresco – A Pectoral Sandpiper, 17 Dunlins, a Wood Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Common & a Mediterranean Gull, a Hobby, a Merlin and a Whinchat.
Bryher – A Wryneck.
St. Agnes – 2 Common Cranes flew south past the campsite. Also seen on the island were a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderlings, 4 Dunlins, 10 White Wagtails and a Whinchat.
Monday’s birds were:
St Mary’s – The Citrine Wagtail was at Porth Hellick Pool all day and went to roost there with 80 White & a Yellow Wagtail, also on the pool were 2 Common Sandpipers and a Kingfisher. A Wryneck, 2 Spotted Flycatchers & 3 Whinchats were at Carn Friars, a Spotted Flycatcher was in Holy Vale and a Whinchat was in the Standing Stones Field, Lower Moors. A Balearic Shearwater flew past Peninnis Head and 4 Mediterranean Gulls were in Porthcressa Bay.
St. Agnes – 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Common Redstart.
Tresco – The Baird’s Sandpiper, a Pectoral Sandpiper, a Knot and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Bryher – What was thought to be another Baird’s Sandpiper.
At sea – A Great Shearwater and a Sooty Shearwater were seen from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.
Tuesday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Citrine Wagtail, the Kingfisher and the Common Sandpiper were still on Porth Hellick Pool, where a Sparrowhawk flew over. In Lower Moors a Wryneck was near the “ Tin Hut” and 2 Whinchats were in the Standing Stones Field. A Common Rosefinch was in Watermill Cove, a Common Redstart was at Bar, a Pied Flycatcher was on the Garrison, a Kestrel was over Peninnis, a Mediterranean Gull was in Porthcressa Bay and a Bar-tailed Godwit was on the beach.
St. Agnes – A Mediterranean Gull, a Sanderling, 3 Dunlins, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Whimbrel and a Spotted Flycatcher.
Bryher – A Wryneck was on Samson Hill and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper was on Shipmanhead Down.
Tresco – 4 Redshanks were on the Great Pool and 8 Little Egrets & 18 Grey Herons were on Abbey Pool.