Sunday (13/06)

Night Heron – A “probable” seen at 21:00 flying over Longstone

Pochard – 3 females with broods 0f 7,4 & 3 ducklings

Eider – A female off St. Martin’s

Swift – 30 Tresco

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 Tresco

Iceland Gull – 1 Samson, 1 Tresco

Raven – 2 Tresco

White Wagtail – 1 Tresco

Siskin – 1 three miles west of Samson

Monday (14/06)

***EGYPTIAN VULTURE*** – A dog walker photographed in the mist over Penninis mid-morning, gave rise to all manner of suggestions for its identity. By a stroke of luck Will Wagstaff was leading a wildlife tour on Tresco and the bird flew over his head and landed in some dead branches in a pine tree and showed very well to fortunate few local birders who managed to get the lunchtime boat from St. Mary’s. It sat in the tree for a couple of hours before flying off towards St. Mary’s, where the rest of the local birders had good flight views (photos). If accepted as a genuinely wild bird this will be only the third record for Britain, the previous 2 were in October 1825 and September 1868!

Eider – A female off Guthers

Swift – 4 among the hirundines mobbing the vulture Tresco

(c) Will Wagstaff
(c) Will Wagstaff
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