Sunday (25/04)

Snow Goose – A white morph of unknown origin flew over St. Agnes Pool, was the first record for Scilly (photo)

Bee-eater –  1 high over Porth Hellick, also heard in the golf course/telegraph tower area and over New Grimsby, Tresco, later back at its usual haunt in the Normandy/Carn Friars area

Woodchat Shrike–  1 still at Dolphin Town, Tresco

Little Bunting – 2 still on St. Agnes, together at Troy Town Farm (photo)

Cattle Egret –  4 at Dolphin Town, Tresco

Hoopoe – 1 near Longstone Café flew towards Porth Hellick House

Golden Oriole –  1 at the north end of the Dead Pine Walk on the Garrison and later near the pottery

Blue-headed Wagtail – 6 in a field south of New Grimsby, 1 Lower Moors

Bullfinch – A splendid male was in the garden of St. Agnes Post Office, this is a very scarce bird on Scilly

Greylag Goose –  1 still in a field on Peninnis

Common Scoter – A female off the Old Blockhouse, Tresco

Turtle Dove – 2 in the garden behind Star Castle

Swift – 1 over the Garrison

Cuckoo – 1 Carreg Dhu

Black-throated Diver – 1 off Peninnis Head

Great Northern Diver – 1 Pentle Bay, Tresco, 1 Lawrance’s Bay, St. Martin’s, 2 summer plumaged birds in St. Mary’s Sound

Marsh Harrier – 1 over the Great Pool, Tresco

Whimbrel – 13 Bar Point, 1 Porth Hellick Beach, 1 old Town Bay, 3 Porthloo, 1 Porth Cressa, 26 St. Martin’s, 13 St. Agnes 

Bar-tailed Godwit – 1 Porth Hellick Beach

Common Sandpiper – 1 at Lawrance’s Bay, St. Martin’s, 1 Bar Point, 1 Porth Hellick Beach

Iceland Gull – 1 Porthloo. 1 St. Martin’s

Hobby – 1 flew from Buzza towards the Garrison playing field

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 at Maypole was the first of the year

Ring Ouzel – 1 Tresco

Redwing – 1 Bar Point

Whinchat – 1 on Peninnis

Black Redstart – 1 Porthloo

Yellow Wagtail – 12 in a field south of New Grimsby

Tree Pipit – 2 Porth Hellick, 1 Bar Point, 2 at Maypole, 14 in a field on the northeast side of the Great Pool, Tresco, 6 flyovers elsewhere on Tresco

(c) Steve Brayshaw
(c) Steve Brayshaw
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