Saturday 1st – Tuesday 4th August 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Saturday A Green Sandpiper flew over Lunnon, a Mediterranean Gull was at Pelistry, a Wheatear was at Deep Point and 2 Crossbill were in Carreg Dhu pines. On Tresco 9 Greenshank, 5 Redshank & 3 Little Egret were on the Great Pool and a Garden Warbler & a Whitethroat were on Pool Road. Sunday The Mediterranean Gull was still at Pelistry and 2 Swift were over Buzza. On Tresco there were Read more…

Tuesday 21st – Sunday 26th July 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Tuesday A Cetti’s Warbler caught at Porth Hellick Ringing Station was a male in complete juvenile plumage. This may be an indication of local breeding. A juvenile Cuckoo was on Porth Hellick Down. An evening boat trip saw 250+ Manx Shearwater, a Sooty Shearwater and an Arctic Tern all between Annet and Samson. Wednesday A Hobby was over Watermill and a Balearic Read more…

Tuesday 14th – Monday 20th July 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Tuesday A Green Sandpiper and a Cetti’s Warbler were at Shooters’ Pool Wednesday 12 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull ,7 Black-headed Gull and a Common Sandpiper were at Porthcressa. 5 Crossbill were at Longstone and flew off towards Sandy Lane. Thursday A Sooty Shearwater was in a flock of Manx Shearwater west of Mincarlo, Wester Isles. A Yellow-legged Gull & 2 Mediterranean Gull were in Hugh Town Harbour, another Yellow-legged Gull & Read more…

Friday 10th – Monday 13th July 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Friday 25 Swift were over Longstone. Saturday 2 Mediterranean Gull were in Porthcressa Bay, 2 were in Tresco Channel and 6 were hawking flying ants over Tresco, 20 Swift were also over Tresco and a Little Egret was in Tresco Channel. There were 2 Sanderling and 12 Sandwich Tern on St. Martin’s Sunday 3 Mediterranean Gull flew over Church Road, Hugh Town, 2 were Read more…

Monday 6th – Thursday 9th July 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Monday No reports Tuesday The first short-range evening pelagic trip produced the first Wilson’s Storm-petrel of the season and 40 European Storm-petrel. A Dunlin & a Common Sandpiper flew over McFarland’s Down late evening and 5 Swift flew south over Hugh Town Wednesday A Whimbrel flew over the Garrison and the first 2 returning Sandwich Tern were at Porthcressa  Thursday  Another short-range evening Read more…

Wednesday 1st – Sunday 5th July 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Wednesday The only report was of a Hobby over Normandy. Thursday The Cetti’s Warbler was still near the Dump Clump and a brief visit to Tresco produced a Tufted Duck, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Golden Plover and 3 Mediterranean Gull. Friday A large shearwater seen off Morning Point was thought to be a Cory’s Shearwater.  200+ Manx Shearwater, a Kittiwake and 300+ Lesser Black-backed Read more…

Thursday 25th – Tuesday 30th June 2020 – IoS Bird Sightings

Thursday A Great White Egret was flushed from Teän and flew towards St. Martin’s also on Teän were 15 -20 Curlew and 2 newly fledged Ringed Plovers. A Green Sandpiper was at Porth Hellick and Lower Moors and 3 Crossbill were at Longstone. Friday An adult Mediterranean Gull was near the Daymark, St Martin’s, a Greenshank flew over Hugh town and a Siskin was at Read more…