Thursday 18th October 2007 – Scilly Bird Reports

Todays Birding highlights on the Isles of Scilly include:

St Mary’s BLACKPOLL WARBLER still on the Garrison by track to pottery at 09.00hrs. Short-toed Lark still on Airfield between windsock and turning circle. RB Flycatcher (ad.male) still Newford Duck pond. Woodchat Shrike still Pelistry Lane. Little Bunting still Peninnis Head on west side in 2nd to last field by coastal footpath. Richards Pipit flew SE over Porth Hellick down at 11.10hrs. BLACKPOLL WARBLER still at Higher Moors by road between pumping station and road. Siberian Chiffchaff in same are still. WILSON’S SNIPE at Lower Moors early morning but no sign at 10.30hrs. Probable Dendroica sp. at the Dump Clump briefly at 12.30hrs but no sign since. Woodlark (6) at Telegraph in field by round tower mid afternoon. 

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Lapland Bunting, IOS. (photo:S.Rogers)

TrescoBLYTH’S PIPIT still at Old Grimsby flew towards cricket pitch at 08.45hrs. YB Warbler at Tresco church.

St AgnesRC Starling still on Gugh at 11.00hrs. Dartford Warbler on Wingletang Down at 15.15hrs.

Bryher RB Flycatcher, YB Warbler (3), Firecrest (3) in Veronica Gardens. BLYTHS REED WARBLER at Green Bay along coastal path in garden of derelict house tho elusive.

Pelagic Great Sh’water (1) Grey Phalarope (6), Sooty Sh’water (1), Arctic Skua (1), Bonxie (5), Puffin (4)

Bird News courtesy of Rare Bird Alert

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