European Storm-petrel and a Sooty Shearwater were seen from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

The juvenile Ruff was still on Porth Hellick Pool and the Buff-breasted Sandpiper was again on Peninnis before flying off towards the Garrison. A female type Woodchat Shrike was on Carn Friars Farm & in the Porth Hellick down pine belt, 2 Pied Flycatcher were at Longstone and another was in the bushes by the boardwalk by Porth Hellick Pool. The Citrine Wagtail was still by the Swarovski Hide on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Birders who braved the rain and rough seas on the evening “Birders’ Special) pelagic trip managed to see 40 European Storm-petrel, a Great Shearwater, a Black Tern, a Sabine’s Gull and 3 Great Skua.


Curlew Sandpiper, 21 Sanderling, 21 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 23 Ringed Plover and 9 White Wagtail were on Porthloo Beach.

A Pied Flycatcher was at the north end of Holy Vale, 3 Spotted Flycatcher were at Carn Friars, 25+ Wheatear were on Giant’s Castle/Airfield, a Tree Pipit was at Trewince, a Cetti’s Warbler was by the Stephen Sussex hide at Porth Hellick and 2 Crossbill flew north over Longstone.

On Tresco the Citrine Wagtail was still by the Swarovski Hide, a Redstart was on the track between Borough Farm & Pentle Bay and a Sabine’s Gull was in the channel between Tresco and Round Island.

The daytime “Birders’ Special” pelagic 6 miles south of St. Mary’s, again in challenging conditions produced 150 European Storm-petrel, 3 Wilson’s Storm-petrel, a Sooty Shearwater, an Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 20 Common Dolphin and 4 Sunfish.


The daytime “ Birders’ Special” pelagic trip to Seven Stones Reef, despite unfavourable northerly winds, managed to pull out 30 European Storm-petrel, a Great Shearwater, a juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 2 Great Skua, a Sunfish and a few Common Dolphin.

The Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Sanderling, 27 Dunlin. 2 Ringed Plover and a Greenshank were on Porthloo Beach. A possible Spotted Sandpiper flew across Porth Hellick Pool towards the beach but could not be relocated.

On Bryher there was a Knot and there was a report of a Shrike on Gweal Hill that was probably a Red Backed Shrike.

Birds reported from Tresco were: a Shoveler, 18 Teal, a Pochard, 46 Sandwich Tern, a Buzzard, a Merlin and a Swift. A Pied Flycatcher was at Rowesfield Crossroads and the Citrine Wagtail was commuting between the pools.
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