Monday 27th – Tuesday 28th April 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Monday The Lesser Kestrel was still on the airfield, the Red-throated Pipit was still in the horse paddock behind the Garrison football pitch and a Hen Harrier flew over Gugh.  A Merlin was at Porth Hellick, a Cuckoo was at higher Moors and a Great Skua & 38 Great Northern Diver were off the Garrison. A White Wagtail was on Porthcressa beach, a Whinchat was at Salakee Farm Read more…

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th April 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Thursday 1000s of Manx Shearwater and up to 1000 Common Dolphin were in feeding frenzies of headlands between the Garrison and Deep Point. The Lesser Kestrel  was still on the Airfield, a Hoopoe was on the Golf Course and on Osprey was on Tresco.  25+ Great Northern Diver were in the waters around St. Mary’s. 3 Whimbrel were on the Golf Course, a Common Sandpiper was Read more…

Sunday 19th – Monday 20th April 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Sunday The Lesser Kestrel  was still in the Porth Hellick Down/Airfield area and a Night Heron flew over the quay toward Hugh Town late evening. 2 Common Scoter were east of Peninnis, a Common Gull was off Bar Point and the Jackdaw was on the Golf Course. The Bar-tailed Godwit & 2 Common Sandpiper were on Porthloo Beach, the Lapwing was seen at various locations, 3 Whimbrel were Read more…

Friday 17th – Saturday 18th April 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Friday The Lesser Kestrel was at Giant’s Castle, single Brambling were at Carn Friars & Trenoweth, 2 Ring Ouzel  were at Carn Friars and another was at Giant’s Castle. The first Turtle Dove of the year was in a field opposite the Golf Course entrance road, a Cuckoo was calling at Carreg Dhu, a Black Redstart  was at Little Porth, a Reed Warbler was Read more…

Friday 17th – Saturday 18th April 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Friday The Lesser Kestrel was at Giant’s Castle, single Brambling were at Carn Friars & Trenoweth, 2 Ring Ouzel  were at Carn Friars and another was at Giant’s Castle. The first Turtle Dove of the year was in a field opposite the Golf Course entrance road, a Cuckoo was calling at Carreg Dhu, a Black Redstart  was at Little Porth, a Reed Warbler was Read more…

Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th April 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Wednesday Small numbers of all 3 hirundines were over Porth Hellick Pool. The Lesser Kestrel flew form the Airfield towards Porth Hellick Down, a Merlin was at the Golf Course and a probable first-winter American Herring Gull flew over Salakee. 3 Dunlin were & a Lapwing were on Porth Hellick Beach and a Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel & a Common Sandpiper were on Porthloo Beach. Read more…

Monday 6th – Wednesday 8th April 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Monday The Lesser Kestrel was at Porth Hellick Down, a Merlin was on the Garrison and an Osprey was on St. Martin’s. The Hoopoe was still at Carn Friars, the Snow Bunting was again on Holgate’s Green and the Short-eared Owl was ranging from Old Town to Trewince. A Great Northern Diver  was in the Roads, at least 40 Sandwich Terns were around the islands and Read more…