Saturday – A wet windy morning, clearing in the afternoon, most visiting birders leaving with a few staying and a small number of new eyes! The birds were:

The Whooper Swan was still in Lower Moors, the Green-winged? Teal was still on Newford Duckpond, 2 Tufted Duck & a Pochard were on the Great Pool, Tresco, a Red-throated Diver was off Peninnis and 2 Great Northern Diver flew past Deep Point with another off Watermill. A Manx Shearwater flew past Deep Point, a Balearic Shearwater was seen from the Scillonian III, a Little Grebe was on Abbey Pool, Tresco and 2 Spoonbill were on Samson. The Spotted Crake was still in Lower Moors, 6 Mediterranean Gull Were on Samson, 1 was at Porthcressa & 1 was at Porthloo, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls were on St. Agnes & another flew past Porthloo, a Sabine’s Gull was seen from the Scillonian III and single Great Skuas were seen Deep Point & the Scillonian III. A Short-eared Owl was on Bryher, a Merlin was over Longstone & 1 was over Bryher and the Red-backed Shrike was still on St. Agnes. 3 Yellow-browed Warbler were on St.Mary’s, 3 were on Tresco & 3 were on St. Agnes, a possible eastern type Lesser Whitethroat & a Common Whitethroat were on St. Agnes, the Cetti’s Warbler was still at Porth Hellick and Firecrest were at Longstone, Holy Vale & on St. Agnes. 100 Fieldfare & 250 Redwing where on St. Agnes with 30 of the latter on Porthloo Lane, the Red-breasted Flycatcher was still at Borough Farm, Tresco with a new one at Covean St. Agnes, at least 20 Black Redstart were on the island, just 1 Wheatear was reported, on Porthcressa and 30 Siskin were on Tresco