Wednesdays Birds were: A Pied Flycatcher was at Carn Friars and a Cetti’s Warbler was at the Dump. Two Ruff remained at Porth Hellick and a leucistic Swallow was also there. Holy Vale held a further two Pied Flycatchers and a Peregrine flew over. Two Peregrines were seen a short time later over Lower Moors.
Thursdays birds were: Pied Flycatchers were reported from Newford DP (2) and Sallyport. A Kinfisher was at Porth hellick and a Med Gull was at Porthloo. 2 Swifts were over the dump.
Fridays Birds were: The two Black Swans were in the harbour. A Whimbrel was at Deep Point and 6 Wheatears were on the airfield. Bryher held 4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Tree pipits and a Redstart. There were 10 Greenshank and 6 Ringed Plover at Porth Hellick. The evening pelagic produced yet another Fea’s type Petrel (possibly Desertes) with a supporting cast of Arctic Skua, 4 Bonxies, 120+ Storm Petrels, 500+ Manx and a single Sooty Shearwater. On the Garrison, 4 Pied Flycatchers, 5 Blackcap and a Chiffchaff were at dead pine walk.
Saturdays Birds were: Two Green Sandpipers were at Lower Moors. Pied Flycatchers were seen at the Garrison (2), Sallyport, Longstone, Harry’s Walls (2), Porth Hellick (trapped and ringed), Lower Moors, Rocky HIll and 1 on St Agnes. Wheatears were on Old Town Beach (2), Giant’s Castle (2) and Church Point (4) and a Yellow-legged Gull flew out to sea at Porth Hellick. An ALPINE SWIFT was located with hirundines and four Common Swifts over Old Town at midday. 15 Swifts and 2 Hobbies were over Peninnis later in the afternoon. Two Common Terns flew high over Town Beach. The evening pelagic north east of St Martin’s saw 2 Arctic Skuas, 6 Bonxies, 20+ European Storm Petrels, a Black Tern and 1000+ Common Terns. Three Med Gulls were in Old Town Bay and a Reed warbler was at Lower Moors.
Sundays Birds were: A Redshank flew over Hugh Town and two Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper were at Pendrethen. The Dead Pine Walk held 4 Pied Flycatchers, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 2 ‘alba’ Wagtails and two Swift flew over. Three Willow Warblers and a Pied Flycatcher were at Watermill. The two Ruff were on the airfield and were joined by 25 Wheatear and a Whinchat. 16 Wheatear were at Porth Hellick and 5+ Med Gulls were over Hugh Town. There were 4 Sanderlings, 2 Ringed Plovers and 6 Turnstone at Porthloo. Todays pelagic birders saw 2 Pomarine Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Bonxies, 1 Black Tern, 12 Sooty Shearwaters and 25 Storm Petrels. Up to 20 Pied Flycatchers were reported across the islands.
Mondays Birds were: THree Common Sandpipers were at Watermill and a Whinchat was at Peninnis. A Tree Pipit was on the airfield and a Common Whitethroat was at Covean. A Kingfisher was at Old Town and a Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher were on Porthloo lane. A Whinchat and 2 Wheatears were on Pungies lane and other Whinchats were at Peninnis and Lower Moors. 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were at Porthcressa. There were 4 Pied and a Spotted Flycatcher and a Garden Warbler at Dead Pine Walk and 8+ Wheatear at Porth Hellick Down. 2 Pied Flycatchers, Kingfisher, Bar-tailed Godwit and 6 Common Sandpipers were reported from St Agnes and 1 Spotted and 6 Pied Flycatchers were on St Martins. Bryher held 6 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Wheatear, 7 Wheatears, 9 Ringed Plover and single Redshank and Dunlin.
Tuesdays Birds were: New birds today included a Red-backed Shrike along Porthloo Lane and a Wryneck was on Peninnis. Another Wryneck was on Kittydown . Pelagic birders struck lucky again with yet another obliging Fea’s Petrel!
Wednesdays Birds were: A Whimbrel flew over Hugh Town and a sea watch off Peninnis late morning produced Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua and over 2000 Manx Shearwaters. A Common Redstart and a Spotted Flycatcher were at Carn Friars and a Swift flew over Longstone. A Wryneck was flushed form the path near the dump and a Common Redstart was in Old Town Church yard.
Thursdays Birds were: A Reed Warbler and 2 Blackcap were on Peninnis and 54 Sandwich Terns were on Taylor’s Island. 2 Med Gulls were at Morning Point and a Raven was over High Lanes. A Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 2 Ravens were reported from St Martins. A Wryneck was on Tresco. Two Wilson’s Petrels were the highlight of the evenings pelagic.
Fridays Birds were: Twenty Crossbills flying over Old Grimsby mid afternoon was the only noteable bird news.
Saturdays birds were: Two Wheatear, a Whimbrel and a Whitethroat were at Gilberts Porth. Two further Whimbrel and a Whinchat were at Pelistry. A Whinchat was at Carn Friars and a Kingfisher was at Porth Hellick. A count of up to 35 Wheatear was noted between Hugh Town and the airport. Two Wrynecks were on St Martins.