Late news from Saturday (02/05) the Lesser Kestrel was seen near the Daymark on St. Martin’s
In the early fog a Red-throated Pipit was heard on the west side of the Airfield and a summer-plumaged Golden Plover was by the turning circle. A female Subalpine Warbler was seen briefly at the west end of the Porth Hellick Loop Trail, 11 Whimbrel were at Innisidgen and a Black Redstart was in the horse paddock behind the Garrison football pitch
A Merlin & a Spotted Flycatcher were on the Garrison and 9 Great Northern Diver were seen offshore from there.
A Bluethroat was seen briefly in flight at the Rosehill end of Lower Moors, a male Golden Oriole was at Porth Hellick and 3 Arctic Tern flew past Giant’s Castle.
3 Common Swift were over Porth Hellick & another was on St. Martin’s, a female Marsh Harrier was over the Golf Course & Lower Moors and was also seen on St. Martin’s.
A Turtle Dove flew over Lower Moors, a Spotted Flycatcher was on Porthloo Lane, a Common Whitethroat was at Porth Wreck, a Lesser Whitethroat was at Porth Hellick and 2 Garden Warbler were by the Garrison football pitch with another in Carreg Dhu Gardens.
A Purple Sandpiper was on Old Town Quay, 7 Dunlin were on Porth Hellick Beach and a Hobby & the Marsh Harrier were over Porth Hellick. A near summer plumage Great Northern Diver was in Porthcressa Bay, 2 Golden Oriole were on Porth Hellick Down, 3 Common Swift were over Salakee and a Turtle Dove was in the Standing Stones Field, Lower Moors, with another in off the sea near the Steval on the Garrison. A Black Redstart was at Porthloo, a Lesser Whitethroat was in the clump of bushes by the road at Higher Moors, a Sedge Warbler was at Sallyport, the Cetti’s Warbler was till near the Dump clump and a Blue-headed Wagtail was in a cattle field at Old Town.
There was small fall of migrants on St. Mary’s with a minimum of 5 Tree Pipit, 16 Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Garden Warbler and 18 Common Whitethroat reported.