Firstly late news the Common Rosefinch was seen again and photographed at Watermill Cove on Friday.
Saturday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – The Citrine Wagtail, a Grey Wagtail, a Common Sandpiper, a Sparrowhawk, a Kingfisher, 2 Grey Herons and 3 Little Egrets were at Porth Hellick. A Ruff & 2 Whimbrels were on the Golf Course, the Bar-tailed Godwit was still at Porthcressa and single Pied Flycatchers were in Old Town Churchyard and the sunken garden at the junction of Porthloo Lane and Telegraph Road.
Tresco – A Grey Phalarope was on the Great Pool in front of the David Hunt hide and 1+ Pectoral Sandpipers was also on the Great Pool.
St. Agnes – A Grey Phalarope was on the Big Pool.
At Sea – 120+ Great, 40 Sooty, 2 Cory’s and 2 Balearic Shearwaters were seen from the Scillonian III on the crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.
Sunday’s birds were:
St. Mary’s – There were good number of Meadow Pipits & Northern Wheatears, about half a dozen Pied Flycatchers, with similar numbers of Spotted Flycatchers & Whinchats, a couple of Common Redstarts, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Lesser Whitethroat reported on the island. The Citrine Wagtail was still on Porth Hellick Pool, a Wryneck was on the airfield and there were 2 Common Rosefinches, 1 at Watermill cove & 1 on Peninnis.
Tresco – 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Green Sandpiper.
St. Agnes – The Grey Phalarope was still on the Big Pool and also on the island were about 20 Pied Wagtails, a Wryneck & a Common Rosefinch.
Bryher – An hour’s seawatch of Shipman Head logged 1000+ Manx, 100+ Great & 100+ Sooty Shearwaters, 22 Grey Phalaropes and a 3 Great Skuas. These were all part of a feeding frenzy created by a 10+ Atlantic Blue-finned Tuna.