42 Great Shearwater, 26 Cory’s Shearwater, a Sooty Shearwater & a Balearic Shearwater flew past Peninnis and 15 Great Shearwater, a Cory’s Shearwater & 2 Sooty Shearwater flew past Deep Point.
On St. Martin’s 3 Great Skua flew past the Daymark and a Pied Flycatcher was at Little Arthur Farm’
A very early Black Redstart was near the cricket Pavilion on the Garrison and a Pied Flycatcher was on Abbey Drive, Tresco.
41 Great Shearwater & 2 Balearic Shearwater flew past Deep Point and at Porth Hellick were 9 Greenshank, a Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover & a Green Sandpiper.
A “Birders’ Special” evening pelagic trip 4 miles east of St. Martin’s gave good reward for the hardy souls who braved big seas, birds seen included 30+ Great Shearwater, a Cory’s Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 500 European Storm Petrel, 6 Sabine’s Gull and a Long-tailed Skua.
Single Common Sandpiper were on St. Agnes, at Porth Hellick & on Porthloo Beach, a Pochard was in Lower Moors and a Whinchat was on Kittydown.
The “ Birders Special” daytime trip 4 miles south of St. Mary’s again came up trumps when 30 Great Shearwater, a Cory’s Shearwater, a Sooty Shearwater, 22 Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 500 European Storm Petrel, a Sabine’s Gull and the highlight of the trip for local birders a Leach’s Storm-petrel, a very scarce bird in Scilly waters.