At least 2 Black Kite were over St. Mary’s from locations and timings of sightings there may well have been 4 birds.
The possible Spotted Sandpiper from yesterday was confirmed when it was seen and photographed at Porth Hellick, also there were a Wigeon and a Whinchat. The Curlew Sandpiper was still at Porthloo, a Common Sandpiper & 2 Pied Flycatcher were at Watermill, another Pied Flycatcher was at Borough Farm and 2 Yellow Wagtail & 2 Crossbill flew over Longstone. 11 Black-tailed Godwit flew east over the Roads.
A Shoveler, a Knot, a Dunlin, 9 Redshank, a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew Sandpipers and a Temminck’s Stint were all on the Great Pool and a Grey Plover was at Appletree Bay.
2 Spotted Flycatcher and a Grey Wagtail.
A Little Stint was on Periglis Beach
11 Black-tailed Godwit flew east over the Roads.
The last of this year’s “Birders Special” pelagics in the evening again went 6 miles south of St. Mary’s and continued to produce the goods birds seen were: 27 Great Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, a Wilson’s Storm-petrel, 30 European Storm-petrel, a Black Tern, an Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua and the cetacean rarity of the season 2 HUMPBACK WHALES!