The Lesser Kestrel was again in the Porth Hellick Down/ Airfield area but was ranging further, it was also seen near the Daymark, St. Martins late in the morning.
St. Martin’s also hosted a Hobby, a Merlin and a Common Kestrel, 4 species of falcons] on the same day on one island is a notable record and there must have been a Peregrine around.
There was also a Merlin on the Garrison , where there were 2 Ring Ouzel with other birds on Peninnis and the Golf Course.
A Common Sandpiper was at Lower Moors and at Porth Hellick there was another Common Sandpiper, 2 Jack Snipe & 2 Reed Warbler.
On St. Martin’s a Hoopoe was at Middle Town,12 Wheatear were in the Sheep Fields and 12 Redwing were on the Plains, a Marsh Harrier flew over Gugh.
Another Hoopoe was on Kittydown and a Common Snipe & a Water Rail were on the Garrison. A Black Redstart was at Porthloo and a Jackdaw ( a scarce bird on Scilly) was at Content & later flew over Porth Hellick.
On the water there were 30 to 40 Great Northern Diver around the islands and off off Peninnis there were 100s of Manx Shearwater, an Arctic Skua & a Great Skua.
There was also a large passage of cetaceans etc. Passing between Giant’s Castle & Peninnis were 100s of Common Dolphin, a Minke Whale and a Basking Shark a second Basking Shark was seen from the Daymark, St. Martin’s.
The Lesser Kestrel was again in the Porth Hellick Down/ Airfield area and later flew over the Garrison towards the harbour and was not reported subsequently.
A Common Sandpiper, 7 Whimbrel & a Yellow Wagtail were seen at Porth Minnick, another 5 Whimbrel & the Bar-tailed Godwit were at Porthloo and 3 Shelduck dropped into Porth Hellick.
On Peninnis 100s of Manx Shearwater & a Great Skua flew past and a female type Golden Oriole & 3 Ring Ouzel were on the west side.
The Hoopoe was still on Kittydown, the Cetti’s Warbler was still near the Dump Clump, a Hooded Crow (another Scilly scarcity) & another Ring Ouzel were on the Golf Course and a Cuckoo was in the Golf course Pines. A Yellow-legged Gull was off Morning Point and a Common Gull was at Watermill.
2 Balearic Shearwater and a Great Skua flew past Peninnis and a Hooded Crow was in the pig field along King Edward’s Road and there was possibly a second bird on the Golf Course. 4 Ring Ouzel were on Peninnis and another was on the Garrison, where there was also a House Martin. At Porthloo the Bar-tailed Godwit & a Common Gull were on the beach and a Jack Snipe was flushed from Well Field. The Jackdaw flew over Lower Moors and 30 Sand Martin were over Porth Hellick Pool.