A Citrine Wagtail was found in the cattle fields at Salakee Farm. The Spotted Sandpiper was still on St. Agnes and the Blue Rock Thrush was proving co-operative and giving good and prolonged views, even showing to birders on the MS Sapphire on the wildlife cruise. People on this trip were lucky enough to also get close views of a Basking Shark. A Yellowhammer (probably one of yesterday’s birds) was at Porthloo and a Waxwing was on St. Agnes.
The 2 Pink-footed Geese were still at Kittydown and the single wandering bird was seen over St. Agnes and Bryher. 2 Wigeon, a Scaup & 2 Pochard were on the Great Pool, Tresco, a Common Scoter was off St. Martin’s and Great Northern Diver were off Innisidgen & Watermill. 7 Spoonbill were on Green Island, Samson (this is a record count for recent times), a ring-tailed Hen Harrier flew over Bryher, there were probably now 2 Spotted Crake in Lower Moors, a Jack Snipe was on Porth Hellick Pool, 3 Mediterranean Gulls were on St. Agnes, 2 on Tresco, 2 on the Garrison & 1 in the Roads and a Great Skua was seen from the incoming Scillonian III.
A Turtle Dove was on St. Agnes, There were Merlin at Porth Mellon. 2 were over Pelistry, 2 over Holy Vale, 1 over Porthloo and 1 landed on the incoming Scillonian III, the Red-backed Shrike was still on St. Agnes, and Jackdaw were seen at Maypole & on Tresco. 6 Yellow-browed Warbler were on St. Mary’s, 2 were on St. Agnes & 1 was on Tresco, 2 Firecrest were on Tresco, 1 was at Old Town & 1 was in the Standing Stones Field, lower Moors. Ring Ouzel were at Longstone & Bryher and there were still 100’s of Fieldfare & 1000s of Redwing, the Red-breasted Flycatcher was still at Borough Farm, Tresco and a Black Redstart was at the airport. Wheatear numbers are falling, with just 10 on St. Mary’s and 1 on St.Agnes. 2 Brambling were in Old Town Churchyard, the Hawfinch was still at Pelistry, 10 Siskin were at Carn Friars & 10 were on St. Agnes, Reed Bunting were at Porth Hellick & in the Standing Stones Field, Lower Moors and a Snow Bunting & a Lapland Bunting were on St. Agnes.