Sunday (18/04)

Bee-eater – 1 still around Carn Friars

Hoopoe – 1 at the Garrison Campsite (photo), there is conjecture that there have been between 5 and 7 birds this spring

Dotterel – 1 flew northeast over the Garrison

Shoveler – A pair on the Abbey Pool, Tresco

Pintail – A drake on the Great Pool, Tresco

Pochard – 3 drakes on the Great Pool, Tresco

Black-throated Diver – A summer-plumaged bird at Little Bay, St. Martin’s

Great Northern Diver –7 in the Roads, 1 off Annet

Marsh Harrier – A female over Tresco also seen over Pendrathen

Whimbrel – 2 on Periglis Beach, St. Agnes, 1 Porth Cressa, 3 at Little Bay and 2 Lawrance’s Bay, St. Martin’s, 1 flew north past Pentle Bay. Tresco

Bar-tailed Godwit – A summer-plumaged bird on Periglis Beach, St. Agnes, 5 flew over Porth Cressa, 2 past Carn Wethers, St. Martin’s, 4 Pentle Bay. Tresco

Common Sandpiper – 1 Porth Hellick Pool, 4 on the Great Pool, Tresco

Iceland Gull – 2 Porthloo

Great Spotted Woodpecker 

Grasshopper Warbler – 1 reeling at Rowesfield crossroads, Tresco and one reeling at Carn Friars

Redwing – 1 at Longstone

Pied Flycatcher – A male at the Abbey crossroads

Yellow Wagtail – 3 with the cattle at Salakee

Monday (19/04)

Bee-eater – 1 still around the Carn Friars/Normandy area before flying off over Holy Vale

Whinchat – The first of the year was 1 in a field on Pungies Lane

Great Northern Diver – 1 coming into summer plumage of the south end of Samson, 2 off St. Agnes looking towards Annet

Marsh Harrier – A female at/over various locations on St. Mary’s and Tresco

Whimbrel – 5 on rocks at Innisidgen

Purple Sandpiper – 2 on Gugh were flushed by a Peregrine, 5 on the west side of Mincarlo, Western Isles

Common Sandpiper – 1 at St. Warna’s Cove, St. Agnes

Iceland Gull – 2 Porthloo and at least 1 of these seen at other locations on St. Mary’s

Merlin – A female flew over St. Agnes cricket pitch

Sedge Warbler – 1 Newford Duck Pond, 2 Porth Hellick

Grasshopper Warbler – 1 singing at Longstone

Ring Ouzel – A male and female on Gugh, 1 on the cricket pitch on St. Agnes, 1 at Borough Farm, Tresco

Black Redstart – 1 in north east of Higher town, St. Martin’s

Yellow Wagtail – 1 at St. Warna’s Cove, St. Agnes

White Wagtail – 5 St. Agnes

Tree Pipit – 1 in Trenoweth Vineyard

(c) Joe Pender
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