ISLES OF SCILLY
HIGHLIGHTS: Pelagic trips produced multiple sightings of Wilson’s Petrels, with four on two trips. Maxima were 239 Great and 82 Cory’s Shearwaters. Several Sabine’s Gulls and Long-tailed Skuas were seen. Two Med Gulls were in Tresco Channel (7th) with six mid-month. A Lesser Redpoll was over Hugh Town (10th), when seven Little Egrets were in Tresco Channel. A Yellow-legged Gull was on St Agnes (14th-16th). The first Wood Sandpiper was on St Agnes (15th), with two on Porth Hellick. An Icterine Warbler was on the Garrison (16th). A Melodious Warbler and Wryneck were on St Agnes (18th). A Grey Phalarope was off Horse Point (19th). A Wryneck was on St Mary’s (22nd). An Ortolan Bunting was on St Agnes (23rd & 25th). A Dotterel was on St Agnes (25th & 27th). The Melodious Warbler was on St Agnes (26th). A Barred Warbler was on Barnaby Lane and a Wryneck on Gugh (27th). On Bryher, an Icterine Warbler, Melodious Warbler and two Wrynecks were seen (27th). The first Black Terns were at sea (27th). Wrynecks were on Gugh and Bryher (29th) when an Icterine Warbler was at Lower Town, St Martin’s. The islands’ 11th Temminck’s Stint was at Porth Hellick (30th-31st), and St Agnes (30th & 31st). Wrynecks were in Lower Moors and at Deep Point (30th), with two at the latter (31st). A Red-backed Shrike was on St Martin’s (31st).