Monday (25/04)

Surf Scoter – The first-winter female was still in Pentle Bay, Tresco and then flew towards St. Mary’s.

Woodchat Shrike – 1 still on the Golf Course.

Yellowhammer – There was a report of this Scilly rarity, a male in a tilled field on the path down to Cove Vean, St. Agnes

Wood Warbler – 1 on St. Martin’s.

Greater Scaup – A drake and a female flew southeast past toll’s Island.

Tufted Duck – The drake was still on Porth Hellick Pool.

Golden Plover – 1 still on the Golf Course and 2 on St. Martin’s.

Whimbrel – 1 on St. Agnes.

Common Sandpiper – 1 on Porth Hellick Beach.

Tree Pipit – 1 on St. Agnes.

Yellow Wagtail – 1 flew over Porthloo.

Ring Ouzel – 1 on the Golf Course, 2 in fields on the southern edge of the Golf Course, 1 on Bryher and 1 on St. Agnes.

Whitethroat – 1 adjacent to the Garrison playing fields and 2 on St. Agnes.

Whinchat – 1 near Telegraph.

Tuesday (26/04)

Surf Scoter – The first-winter female was still in Pentle Bay, Tresco.

Glossy Ibis – 1 still on Simpson’s Field, Tresco.

Cattle Egret – 2 still in a Field at Dolphin Town, Tresco.

Marsh Harrier – A female over Salakee/Porth Hellick.

Hawfinch – 1 behind the school on St. Agnes.

Golden Oriole – A male in the edge behind Green Bay, Bryher.

Turtle Dove – 1 flew east of Hugh Town, Harbour.

Greater Scaup – The drake & female seen yesterday flying past toll’s Island, were now on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Tufted Duck – 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Great Northern Diver – 2 in Pentle Bay, Tresco.

Golden Plover – 4 on St. Martin’s.

Whimbrel – 5 between Wolf Rock and St.Mary’s, seen from the Scillonian III on the morning crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s.

Common Sandpiper – 4 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Cuckoo – 2 on Tresco.

Skylark – 1 on Bryher.

Tree Pipit – 1 at the south end of Castle Down.

Yellow Wagtail – 1 flew east over Hugh town 1 at the Golf Course between the horse field and the Clubhouse,

Whitethroat – 1 singing at Porth Mellon.

Garden Warbler – 1 on Bryher.

Siberian Chiffchaff – 1 still on Little Porth Beach.

Ring Ouzel – 1 on the coastal path by the Golf Course, 2 by the third fairway, 1 St. Warna’s Cove, St. Agnes and 1 on Castle Down.

Wednesday (27/04)

An excellent day with sightings reminiscent of the Med.

Red-rumped Swallow – 1 was first seen on the northwest side of Shipman Head 
Down, Bryher and the was subsequently seen at other locations on the island.

Surf Scoter – The first-winter female was still in Pentle Bay, Tresco.

Serin – A female in weedy fields on King Edward’s Road, Peninnis.

Great White Egret – 1 over the Great Pool, Tresco, eventually ending up on St. Mary’s where it touched down briefly at Porth Hellick Pool, then settled in a field at the end of holy Vale and then perched in a tree on Kittydown (photo)

Glossy Ibis – 1 still on Tresco.

Cattle Egret – 2 on Simpson’s Field, Tresco.

Marsh Harrier – The female was over Salakee, then over Porth Hellick before flying through Lower Moors and heading towards Hugh Town.

Short-eared Owl – 1 Shipman Head Down, Bryher.

Scaup – A pair on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Whimbrel – 3 at Shark’s Pit (Thomas Porth).

Common Sandpiper – 1 flew over Ram’s Valley in the evening.

Mediterranean Gull – 1 on Abbey Pool, Tresco.

Merlin – 1 over the Big Pool, Bryher

Jackdaw – 1 Green Farm

Tree Pipit – 1 in Popplestone Fields, Bryher.

Ring Ouzel – a female below Peninnis Lighthouse, a male behind Fraggle Rock Café, Bryher.

Whitethroat – 1 on the Airport.

Whinchat – 1 in Telegraph fields and 1 on the airport weather station fence.

Redstart – A female on the west side of Peninnis and another in Popplestone Fields, Bryher.

(c) Martin Goodey

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