Sunday (06/09)

An Alpine Swift was seen over Carreg Dhu Gardens by just one lucky observer.

The Spotted Sandpiper was still at Porth Hellick where there were also 4 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, a Curlew and a Wood Sandpiper. A Quail was seen on the track from Ennor Close, Old Town across the fields to the airport, a Swift was over Higher Moors, a Merlin was over King Edward’s Road, Peninnis and a Pied Flycatcher was in Carreg Dhu Gardens.

A kayak trip around Samson & Green Island produced 58 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, 22 Mediterranean Gull, a Yellow-legged Gull 80+ Sandwich Tern and a Grey Wagtail.

Birds reported from Tresco were a Black Kite, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Wigeon, a Shoveler and a Pochard.

Wryneck &a 3 Pied Flycatcher were on Bryher and another Pied Flycatcher was on St. Martin’s.

Monday (07/09)

The evening sharking/birding pelagic trip 7 miles south of St. Mary’s produced 9 Sooty Shearwater, 250 Manx Shearwater, 40 European Storm-petrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua, 80-100 Common Dolphin and 2 Blue Shark were caught tagged and released.

Black Kite was over the Pelistry area, the Spotted Sandpiper was still at Porth Hellick, a Common Sandpiper & a Kingfisher were in Old Town Bay. A Redstart  was near the Duchy House on the Garrison, a Spotted Flycatcher was in Lower Moors and 2 Pied Flycatcher were at Longstone with another near the Garrison tennis court.

A Wryneck was on St. Martin’s.

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