The Dotterel was still on the airfield and the Spotted Sandpiper & 6 Greenshank were at Porth Hellick, a Black-tailed Godwit was on Porthloo Beach and a Spotted Redshank (a Scilly scarcity) flew over Lower Moors towards the airfield. Single Sparrowhawk were on Bryher & at Longstone, a Wryneck was at Porth Minnick, with another at Little Arthur Farm, St. Martin’s and a Raven was over Holy Vale. Singleton Yellow Wagtail were over Old Town and McFarland’s Down and 2 Grey Wagtail flew over the airfield. 2 Pied Flycatcher were on Bryher, a Spotted Flycatcher was also on Bryher & 1 was at Bar, an Ortolan Bunting flew over Sallyport at 22:34, 2 Lapland Bunting were on Wingletang, St. Agnes and a Siskin was in Holy Vale.

There were 2 pelagic trips one in the morning at first light to Annet  & then 9 miles south of St. Mary’s and one in the evening 3 miles southwest of Bishop Rock.

The morning trip produced 10 Sooty Shearwater, 300-400 Manx Shearwater, a Great Skua and 20 Common Dolphin.

Despite unpromising light easterly winds, the evening trip came up trumps with the latest ever for Scilly of Wilson’s Storm-petrel. Aldo seen were 2 European Storm-petrel, 2 Great Shearwater, 50 Sooty Shearwater and 5 Great Skua. A 100lb Blue Shark was caught, tagged and released.


The Spotted Sandpiper was still moving between Porth Hellick Beach & Pool, a Green Sandpiper was in Lower Moors and 10 Mediterranean Gull were hawking over the Garrison. A Turtle Dove was at Carn Friars, a Wryneck was at Porth Hellick, another was on Peninnis and a third was in the garden of Seaways, Porthloo. A Woodchat Shrike was on Gugh and a Hooded Crow was by the Great Pool, Tresco, a Yellow Wagtail was at Old Town, a Tree Pipit was on the Airfield, a Whinchat was at Porth Minnick and a Redstart was in the Garrison Pines, with another in Holy Vale.

Pied Flycatcher were on Gugh, 1 was in the Porth Hellick Pines, 1 was in a garden on Jackson’s Hill, Hugh Town, 1 was in the Garrison Pines, 1 was at Maypole and one was in Old Town Churchyard. 5 Spotted Flycatcher were in the Garrison Pines, 1 was in Porth Hellick Pines and 1 was in Old Town Churchyard.

Cetti’s Warbler were calling in Lower Moors & at Porth Hellick, a Common Whitethroat was on Gugh, a Garden Warbler was in the Garrison Pines and a Lapland Bunting was on the southeast side of St. Agnes.

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