Thursday (28/04)

The Mediterranean theme continues. 

Subalpine Warbler – A female, which was thought to be probably Western Subalpine Warbler, was near the pool on St. Martin’s (photo).

Red-rumped Swallow – 1 was flew from Old Town past the turning to the hospital.

Serin – The female was still in the weedy field along King Edward’s Road, Peninnis and a second female was on St. Agnes (photo)

Woodchat Shrike – 1 at Bartholomew Battery on the Garrison.

Marsh Harrier – The female was seen again at Porth Hellick/Salakee and Lower Moors.

Hobby – The first of the year was 1 seen over Longstone, Holy Vale, Higher Moors and Carn Friars.

Golden Plover – 2 on the Airfield.

Whimbrel – 1 on Porth Hellick Beach.

Swift – 1 over the Health Centre.

Grasshopper Warbler – 1 reeling near the road entrance to Porth Hellick.

Whitethroat – 1 Carn Friars.

Garden Warbler – 1 on Higher Moors just before the entrance to Holy Vale and 1 on St. Agnes.

Pied Flycatcher – 1 in Carreg Dhu Gardens (photo).

Whinchat – 1 at the start of the track from the Airport to Old Town and 1, a stunning male, on St. Agnes (photo).

Friday (29/04)

Red-rumped Swallow – 1 on Tresco was seen at Dolphin Town and 2 were seen over the Seven Stones Pub on St. Martin’s.

Osprey – 1 flew over Porth Cressa Bay and headed north were it was seen over Pungies Lane and it or another was seen later over Bryher.

Dotterel – 1 Shipman Head Down, Bryher (photo).

Cattle Egret – 1 with cattle in a field behind the St. Nicholas’s Church, Tresco.

Hobby – 1 seen in several locations over St. Mary’s and it or another over Beady Pool, St. Agnes.

Woodlark – 1 in a field between the New Inn and Dolphin Town, Tresco.

Shoveler – A drake on Abbey Pool and a pair on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Pochard – A drake on Abbey Pool and 1 on the Great Pool, Tresco.

Scaup – 2 on Abbey Pool, Tresco (photo).

Great Northern Diver – 1 between St. Agnes and Annet.

Little Egret – 1 Porthloo.

Golden Plover – 1 on the airfield.

Whimbrel –1 Beady Pool, 2 Wingletang, both St. Agnes, 1 Porth Hellick Beach and 1 on Porthloo Beach.

Common Sandpiper – 1 on Porth Hellick Pool and 2 on Simpson’s Field, Tresco.

Mediterranean Gull – A first-winter bird at Pendrathen.

Cuckoo – Several reports of birds seen/heard around St. Mary’s probably involving 2 or 3 individuals (photo).

Skylark – 1 on Bryher.

Tree Pipit – 2 on Bryher.

White Wagtail – 1 Simpson’s Field, Tresco.

Common Whitethroat – 1 in bushes on the south side of Tresco Heliport and 1 on Bryher

Lesser Whitethroat – 1 in a willow clump by the entrance to the ringing lanes at Porth Hellick and 1 at Carn Friars.

Garden Warbler – 1 at Rosehill.

Wood Warbler – 1 by the potting sheds on Pool Road, and it or another in pines at the west end of Abbey Drive, Tresco.

Redwing – A late bird in a cattle field on Barnaby Lane, St. Agnes.

Ring Ouzel – 1 on Castella Down, 2 on Wingletang and 1 Beady Pool, all on St. Agnes (photo).

Black Redstart – 1 by the old potting shed, Tresco.

Whinchat – 1 still on the fence of the Airport weather station.

Saturday (30/04)

Great White Egret – 1 over St. Agnes Lighthouse.

Cattle Egret – 1 on Tresco.

Hobby – 1 flew over Hugh Town and it or another seen over Rosehill.

Dotterel – 1 still on Shipman Head Down, Bryher.

Garganey – A drake was at the south end of the Great Pool, Tresco.

Scaup – The pair were still on Abbey Pool.

Pochard – A pair with 8 duckling on Abbey Pool, Tresco. 

Little Grebe – 1 on Porth Hellick Pool, the second record this year of this Scilly Scarcity.

Great Northern Diver – 1 in near fill summer -plumage off the end od Peninnis. 1 off Watermill, 1 off Bathing House Beach, Tresco and 3 off Skirt Island/Pentle Bay, Tresco.

Whimbrel – 10 on St. Agnes flew in off the sea and the flew towards Peninnis, 2 on rocks in Porth Cressa Bay, 1 Porth Hellick Beach, 3 at stinky Porth, Bryher and 5 in Tresco Channel.

Black-tailed Godwit – 1 on rocks at Porth Cressa.

Common Sandpiper – 2 on Simpson’s Field, Tresco, 1 on the Big Pool, Bryher and 2 Porth Killier, St. Agnes.

Cuckoo – 1 calling on Middle Down, Tresco.

Cetti’s Warbler – 1 near the Stephen Sussex Hide, Porth Hellick, 1 on Porth Hellick Loop and 1 by the road at Higher Moors.

Ring Ouzel – a female was still at Beady Pool and another female & a male at Horse Point, St. Agnes.

(c) Rik Addison
(c) Chris Moore
(c) Steve Brayshaw
(c) Chris Moore
(c) Steve Brayshaw
(c) Chris Moore
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