A magical evening pelagic trip 6 miles south of St. Mary’s produced 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Wilson’s Storm Petrel and about 150 European Storm-petrel, Both of the petrels gave such close views they were breaking the current social-distancing rules!
3 Cory’s Shearwater flew past Peninnis & 1 was seen from the Scillonian III, a Great Shearwater was also seen from the Scillonian III.
2 Whimbrel & a Greenshank flew past Deep Point and on South Beach Tresco were 54 Sanderling, 14 Dunlin, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 16 Sandwich Tern.
A Whimbrel was at Lower Town, St. Martin’s, a Garden Warbler was at Longstone and 2 Crossbill were in the Kittydown pines.
23 Sandwich Tern & 5 Mediterranean Gull were at Porthcressa and on Tresco there were 2 Mediterranean Gull and 81 Sanderling.
7 Common Sandpiper were below the Mermaid Inn carpark and a Kingfisher was caught at Porth Hellick Ringing Station.
Also at the ringing station another juvenile male Cetti’s Warbler was caught and ringed. This is the second juvenile to be trapped within a week, surely a sign of local breeding, If this is so, it will be the first time this species has bred on Scilly.