On another wet and windy weekend birds were:

Saturday – The Little Bunting was still in the field opposite the Porth Mellon Industrial Estate and an Eastern type “maskless”  Lesser Whitethroat was at Old Town Bay.

Shoveler were on Porth Hellick Pool, a female Wigeon was on Shooters’ Pool and 2 Pintail, a Wigeon, a Tufted Duck & a Scaup were on the Great Pool, Tresco. 8 Golden Plover were on the Airfield, 3 Woodcock were at Porth Hellick and 3 Mediterranean Gull were ay Porthcressa. Yellow-browed Warbler were at Sallyport, on Porth Hellick Loop Trail & on Tresco, a Firecrest was at Porth Hellick & 2 were on Tresco and 30 Fieldfare were on the Airfield. 13 Black Redstart were at Porthcressa/Little Porth, 2 were at Porth Hellick, 1 was in the carpark below Tregarthen’s Hotel and 1 was on the Airfield.

Sunday – A Waxwing dropped in behind Carn Thomas.  The female Wigeon was in Lower Moors, 5 Golden Plover were on the Airfield and a juvenile Merlin was at Old Town. 

Single late Swallow were at Old Town & Little Porth, Yellow-browed Warbler were at Sallyport & Newford Duck Pond, a “Northern Type”  Willow Warbler was in Lower Moors and a Firecrest was in Star Castle Garden. 15 Black Redstart were on Tresco,16 were at Porthcressa/Little Porth,  5 were at Old Town Bay, 5 were at Porthloo, 2 were in Hugh Town, 2 were at Carn Thomas and 2 were at Carn Gwaval.